Fun mele about the latest heard over the telephone, 1921.

HULA HA’I MEAHOU.

O ke anuenue ko’u papale,
Hokuwelowelo ko’u lipine,
Hae ka ilio ma Puuloa,
He alahula ia na Kaahupahau,
Nanea i ka holo a ke kaaahi,
Ua like me ka lio waha uaua,
Ka ihona au a o Kekele,
Ike i ka nani a o Kilohana,
Hele kuu hoa a maeele,
Aole wai e maalili ai,
Iluna au a o Daimana Hila,
Ike i ka nani o ka mahina,
Kukuna o ka la ko’u kamaa,
Olapa hele nei puni ke kaona,
I ka po mahina o Mahealani,
Paia o ka hale haulani ana,
Kelepona au i hai mai,
Hu e ka pele kai a o Hilo,
I alohaia no a o Aala Paka,
Kahi a na iwa e hiolani nei,
Hainaia mai ana ka puana,
Kaula kelepona aha’i meahou.

KAKAAKO BOY.

[This song is also reminiscent of the mele still sung widely today, “Kukuna o ka La.”]

(Kuokoa, 11/11/1921, Mahele Elua, p. 1)

HULA HA'I MEAHOU.

Ka Nupepa Kuokoa, Buke LIX, Helu 45, Mahele Elua, Aoao 1. Novemaba 11, 1921.

Telephones in Hawaii, 1910.

New Telephones.

It is believed that before the end of August, all of the work of the telephone company will be completed. Currently, there are 1,200 sets mounted in homes and businesses, and it is thought by those in charge, that there are 1,300 more sets to be installed, then all those wanting this new type of telephone will be supplied.

There are lots of this type of devices in the business office of this company, and there is more on the way aboard the steamer Lurline of this coming Wednesday. Supervisor Hummell stated yesterday, everything will be ready in three weeks. So after all of the sets are installed, all the old ones will be taken away. My! So speedy is the work of that Opihi Makaiauli.

[It seems that any box-like device that voice came out of was considered a “pahu olelo,” including, and perhaps more commonly seen when referring to a phonograph.]

(Kuokoa Home Rula, 8/12/1910, p. 3)

Na Telepona Hou.

Kuokoa Home Rula, Buke VIII, Helu 32, Aoao 3. Augate 12, 1910.