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

‘PRINCESS’ THERESA IS INDICTED ON THE CHARGE OF FORGERY

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

FRAUDULENT “WILL” IS CAUSE OF ACTION

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

Samuel Kamakaia’s Royal Order of Kalakaua to the Bishop Museum, 1919.

PRESENTATION MEDAL OF KALAKAUA TO KAMAKAIA.

The silver medal of King Kalakaua [Royal Order of Kalakaua] presented to Samuel Kamakaia, one of the members of the Bana Hawaii [Royal Hawaiian Band] is now in the possession of Malulani Beckley Kahea, who is also a band member; it is his to care for until the time comes for it to go to another member of the band, although according to Kamakaia’s wishes, it should be returned to the Bishop Museum.

Rightfully, this medal will be given to James K. Pohina, to oldest member of the Bana Hawaii active today. In 1883, this medal was awarded to Kamakaia, a gift from the King for his work as the leader of the band. In 1869, Kamakaia joined the band, and two years ago he left.

(Kuokoa, 7/4/1919, p. 1)

KA MEDALA MAKANA A KALAKAUA IA KAMAKAIA.

Ka Nupepa Kuokoa, Buke LVII, Helu 27, Aoao 1. Iulai 4, 1919.