Artifacts from the 1895 Counter-Revolutionary War, 1912.


A Prisoner Found it While Digging up Dirt This Past Monday.


They were ammunition of the Monarchial Government Which Got There in the Revolutionary War.

Outside of Kapiolani Park last Monday, two artillery shells were found when the prisoners were in the middle of digging in the area where they are working; they are huge artillery that would have injured many if they had received those evil pills.

It was only by chance that the two shells were found, and it was lucky that the prisoner did not suffer injury when he came upon the shells as he hit one of them while digging with his pick; if it had blown up at that time, it would have been disaster, but that did not happen.

After the inmate perceived this solid thing that he was digging with his pick, he figured it was probably a rock or something, and put down his pick and began to dig with his hands.

While digging with his hands, he spotted something shiny like metal, and he kept at it until out from the dirt amazingly came two artillery shells from the same place.

A Chinese man who saw these two huge shells brought them here in town after wrapping them in newspapers so that they would not explode when knocking against something.

When it was understood where these shells appeared, there was confirmation from those who participated in the Civil War of 1895 that they were taken from the palace grounds by the soldiers of the government while the Hawaiian troops were gathering at the outskirts of Diamond Head.

(Kuokoa, 3/8/1912, p. 1)


Ka Nupepa Kuokoa, Buke XLVIII, Helu 10, Aoao 1. Maraki 8, 1912.

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