Theresa Wilcox Belliveau to serve sentence, 1919.


Mrs. Theresa Wilcox Belliveau, often called “Princess” Theresa, began serving yesterday her three-year sentence of imprisonment. She and James M. Kealoha were convicted by a jury in Judge Heen’s division of the circuit court of conspiracy in connection with a forged instrument purporting to have been a last will of the late Queen Liliuokalani. Continue reading


Theresa Owana Wilcox Belliveau and the will of Queen Liliuokalani, 1918.


True Bills Are Also Returned By Grand Jury Against Kamakaia and Kealoha


Woman Is Unmoved and Says It Will Giver Her Chance To “Tell the Real Facts”

“Princess” Theresa Wilcox Belliveau, James Kealoha and “Rev.” Sam Kamakaia were indicted on charges of forgery and conspiracy by the grand jury yesterday afternoon in connection with the “1917 will” that was offered for probate as the last will of the late Queen Liliuokalani and was declared fraudulent by Circuit Judge C. W. Ashford after he had heard confessions in open court from both Kealoha and Kamakaia. No arrests were made last night on the indictments, which are returnable in Judge William H. Heen’s division of the circuit court tomorrow.

“Princess” Theresa was unmoved by news of the indictment. She said she had been awaiting the indictment as a means to get into court and tell “the real facts in connection with the Queen’s estate.”

“It will give me a chance to testify,” she stated. Continue reading

Let Hawaiian be taught in the schools, 1939.

Something that Should be Done

Senator James Kealoha of Hawaii introduced a law into the Legislature to teach Hawaiian language in the government schools, and in schools that stand on land under the care of the Hawaiian Homes Commission [Komisina o na Home Hawaii].

The senator believes that by teaching children Hawaiian in the places shown above, for only Hawaiians live on Hawaiian Homes land, and it is right to teach them the mother tongue. This idea of the young senator is a fine one indeed. But in the mind of some people they do not believe that this is a very good bill to be supported by the other members of the senate as well as the house of representatives.

Thoughts expressed by some who are not Hawaiian is that this bill should be amended to whereby it is opened up widely and Hawaiian is taught at all government schools in the Archipelago.

If this young senator did not submit this bill, the thoughts of others would not have been known. Continue reading