Nui Loa.—They know how to do things on a big scale up at Hilo. Capt. Ashley, of the Gov. Troup. has brought us a large sweet potato, sent by Capt. Worth of Hilo, as a specimen from his garden, we presume. It measures 16inches in length, 38 inches in circumference, weighs 22 pounds, and looks amazingly as if the whole hill had grown into one potato. Such a potato ought to last a family a month. As a specimen of Hilo gardening, it is worth bragging of.
(PCA, 11/11/1865, p. 2)