Arresting And Disarming The American Revolution

I will write President Biden a long letter and bid him to found a National Militia in order to PROTECT Election Officials who are being threatened. Rep. Adam Kinzinger has received death threats and has founded an organization to keep a vital part of Democracy – ALIVE!

John Presco

“An organization founded by allies of Rep. Adam Kinzinger (R-Ill.) is launching a program to recruit “pro-freedom, pre-democracy” candidates for office, with a particular focus on election officers across the country.”

Kinzinger allies launch ‘pro-democracy’ candidate recruitment program (msn.com)

San Diego Schutzenguilde

https://constitution.findlaw.com/article1/annotation42.html#:~:text=physical%2C%20moral%20and%20professional%20fitness,National%20Guard%20and%20National%20Guard

The states, as well as Congress, may prescribe penalties for failure to obey the President’s call of the militia. They also have a concurrent power to aid the National Government by calls under their own authority, and in emergencies may use the militia to put down an armed insurrection.5 The Federal Government may call out the militia in case of civil war; its authority to suppress rebellion is found in the power to suppress insurrection and to carry on war.6 The act of February 28, 1795,7 which delegated to the President the power to call out the militia, was held constitutional.8 A militiaman who refused to obey such a call was not “employed in the service of the United States so as to be subject to the article of war,” but was liable to be tried for disobedience of the act of 1795.9

Friday was Ladies’ Day, and the jolliest day of the week. The traditional hospitality and sociability of the Teuton were ably vindicated by the wives and daughters of the local sharpshooters. These ladies of the Schützenfest received the ladies of the ladies of the visiting members.
        There was a concert by Ritzau’s American ladies orchestra, dancing in the pavilion, and singing and merrymaking everywhere; and at last, but not least, the charming Schützen Liesel, her picturesque costume giving the quaint old-time touch necessary to complete the picture and make the color true.
        When night drew down, the festivities increased, and after the laurels of the day had been distributed from the Temple of Gifts , the park was illuminated, and amid the sputtering of fireworks and blazing rockets a grand ball and general jollification wound up the day. Nor were the marksmen idle.

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Black Panthers Guns Up

The practices of Malcolm X help lay the philosophical groundwork for the Black Panther Party. Indeed, Malcolm X held an “any means necessary” approach to the fight for equality, a tenet he famously underscored in his “it’s either the ballot or the bullet” 1964 speech on African-American voting rights.

Black Panthers Support Huey P. Newton at the Alameda Courthouse – Bay Area Television Archive (sfsu.edu)

The Black Panther Party and the Advent of Modern Gun Rights – Price of Safety (weebly.com)

Reagan and Meese

FOUNDING FATHER OF ORIGINALISM

It was three decades ago, when then-Attorney General Ed Meese initiated an important spirited national debate about the proper application of our most important governing document—the U.S. Constitution. His goal was to persuade judges, even Supreme Court justices, to agree they should respect the text of the Constitution and the intent of the Founders who wrote it.

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Royal Black Fusiliers of Fort Ross

The FUTURE has come from THE PAST!

John

Jack London’s Schützenfest Articles

Schützenfest – Wikipedia

During the Middle Ages, many towns had to find ways to defend themselves from gangs of marauders. For this reason, clubs and associations were founded, comparable to militias; these paramilitary associations were sanctioned for the first time in the Law for the Defensive Constitution of the Towns by King Henry I, and officially integrated into the towns’ defense plans. Accompanying the military exercises and physical examinations of the towns’ contingents, festivities were combined with festive processions. Participants from other parishes and, at times, even the feudal heads of state were also invited to these Marksmen’s Courts (Schützenhöfe). However, the self-confident spirit of the townsfolk that marked these festivities was not always regarded positively by the authorities. For this reason, different traditions developed in other regions. The military significance lessened over the centuries and became meaningless with the creation of regular troops and garrisons for national defense. The Schützenfests, however, continued in the form of a regional patriotic traditio

San Diego Schutzenguilde

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In the video above Putin tries to elude the question about Russia taking back Alaska by saying Russia is a “Northern country” – and Alaska is not? The Monster is avoiding saying he wants to take away much land from the United States, but, had no problem with taking the Ukraine. Notice the Smirking Man, a Trump supporter. Is he agreeing the invading Russian soldiers would be happier in a warmer clime?

My Jewish friend, Mark Gall, called me a “Nazi” after I emailed him my posts on the rebirth of Germany in California – that included a video of the marching Chilean army – that the President would like to see – goosestepping into Ukraine – and history! I made a post about the Black Army of Oakland, marching down Broadway to Jack London Square that my black friend removed from his facebook, as did a Black Panther…

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Belmont A Capitol of German Culture

I posted much history about my German Ancestors on the Facebook of the Belmont Historical Society, and got no response after three days. I then posted on the Marin Cadettes and the Black Panthers. I suggested a Militia be formed around Vice President Kamala Harris, who was born in Oakland where Jack London grew up. My reasoning was, that from the Janke family of Belmont sprang MY FAMOUS FAMILY HISTORY including our marriage into the Benton-Fremont family, and the Getty-Fleming family.

John Presco

off them. They pay her rent and buy her a new car. https://rosamondpress.com/…/meet-snitty-cynthia-karpa…/

Black Franciscan Turners

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The Jealous Historical Society

Posted on February 28, 2021 by Royal Rosamond Press

Dear Mr. Mayor;

Someone on the Belmont Historical Society suggested I have violated their copyright, by posting an image of William Janke, who may be in a family photograph this is posted on their facebook page. About twelve of my posts have been removed, which alarms me, because I offer NEW family information – that could be used without my permission! Being related this famous family does not rate with this clic who are described as “we”. To be invited by an origination connected with the City of Belmont, to contribute your family history, then be treated like you are a outsider and parasite – is outrageous! This goes against the tradition of other Historical Societies – who encourage descendant of famous people to contribute – because there is no telling what they have, or, if they are going to put that Society in their will. I demand a full investigation. I would like to see your bi-laws.

Someone on the Belmont Historical Society suggested I have violated their copyright, by posting an image of William Janke, who may be in a family photograph this is posted on their facebook page. About twelve of my posts have been removed, which alarms me, because I offer NEW family information – that could be used without my permission! Being related this famous does not rate with this clic who are described as “we”. To be invited by an origination connected with the City of Belmont, to contribute your family history, then be treated like you are a outsider and parasite – is outrageous! This goes against the tradition of other Historical societies – who encourage descendant of famous people to contribute – because there is not telling what they have, or if they are going to put that Society in their will. I demand a full investigation. I would like to see your bi-laws.

John Presco

President: Royal Rosamond Press

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“The Belmont Historical Society Facebook page features posts and information pertaining to Belmont, San Mateo County, California and its history. Everyone is encouraged to send us messages. We will review the content for its interest to our followers.”

Here is Cynthia guarding her small town from an outsider whose family made most of Belmont’s history. It boggles the mind! Surely progressive investors are grateful for the warning. I live in Sprigfield Oregon that has been called Springtucky. How about Belabama?

“We are related to historic people somewhere.

Belmont Historical Society, Belmont, CA sent Today at 9:39 AM

There’s no competition, for Pete’s sake.

Belmont Historical Society, Belmont, CA sent Today at 9:39 AM

Maybe your friend the editor can explain copyright to you.

Belmont Historical Society, Belmont, CA sent Today at 9:39 AM

Everyone is related to “historic people.”

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My name is Cynthia McCarthy and you can blame me and me alone, not the Belmont Historical Society. You can email me at cgkmccarthy@gmail.com.

Belmont Historical Society, Belmont, CA sent Today at 11:02 AM

You were advised that any further threats, accusation or name-calling would result in your being blocked from this page. I have not read your newspaper nore do I intend to. Your posts have been subject to the same review as anyone else’s. Again, this is Cynthia Karpa McCarthy, not the president or any other officer of BHS. Please blame me entirely.

Belmont Historical Society, Belmont, CA sent Today at 8:03 AM

Cipriani describes himself as Florentine in his diaries even though he was from Corsica. He recounts meeting another Italian speaker in Nevada and tells him he’s “Florentine, thank God!” Belmont Historical Society, Belmont, CA sent Today at 8:03 AM One of the photos and captions is from the book I wrote. I am not certain if you think much of this information is mew to us.

Where are my posts? I just read this on your page. I am compelled to write an article on my blog-newspaper – for the arts – about your harassment and oppression of my CONNECTION to MY family history – that irks you – because you think you own MY family information. WE are not related. To hint I am violating your copyright, is harassment. I want your name. Here is your chance to make clear to the People of Belmont, why you are censoring information THEY may find interesting and revelent. That you allow a post of a Hollywood actress, who just went to school in Belmont, goes against the criteria you apply to me that is TOO SPECIAL. I suspect you don’t like other things I wrote about on my newspaper and are electing yourself to be a police force.

I am compelled to write an article on my blog-newspaper – for the arts – about your harassment and oppression of my CONNECTION to MY family history – that irks you – because you think you own MY family information. WE are not related. To hint I am violating your copyright, is harassment. I want your name. Here is your chance to make clear to the People of Belmont, why you are censoring information THEY may find interesting and revelent. That you allow a post of a Hollywood actress, who just went to school in Belmont, goes against the criteria you apply to me that is TOO SPECIAL. I suspect you don’t like other things I wrote about on my newspaper and are electing yourself to be a police force.

We have an automatic reply set that says we will respond as soon as we can.

You sent February 25 at 9:21 AM

Thanks. Sorry

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Belmont Historical Society, Belmont, CA sent Today at 8:03 AM

Cipriani describes himself as Florentine in his diaries even though he was from Corsica. He recounts meeting another Italian speaker in Nevada and tells him he’s “Florentine, thank God!”Belmont Historical Society, Belmont, CA sent Today at 8:03 AMOne of the photos snd captions is from the book I wrote. I am not certain if you think much of this information is mew to us.

You sent Today at 8:44 AM

What are you suggesting? Who is us? The Janke family is MY family not your family. Millions of families brag on their family history no matter how mundane. This is all I am doing. I did not come to battle with volenteers who I thought would be glad to hear from descendants of the Founder of Belmont. I thought MY history was being rejected as it was twenty years ago by kin of your famous cop who controlled the city history. I never encountered the way you set up your facebook group and assumed the worst and appologised. I even removed post to show I am not at war with a group of volunteers who may be working on books and have written books. I know being related to historic people gives me an advantage. The Benton’s are kin to the Bonaparte family that Cipriani had extensive relationship with.

Belmont Historical Society, Belmont, CA sent Today at 8:44 AM

Greeting! Thanks Greg for your message. We are not here right now, but we’ll get back to you as soon as we can. We are a small organization with a handful of volunteers. Thank you for your patience.

You sent Today at 8:53 AM

New to us? I don’t get this statement. I can get the opinion of a professional writer as to what he makes of this. You may be treating me as a outsider a author who thinks he is in competition with you

You sent Today at 9:00 AM

Here is my good friend, Mark Gall. For 25 years we have discussed out family history. He grew up in Hunter’s Point and will be in my book. Our mutual friend also went to Harvard and wrote a Eisenhower bio. He was an editor for Double Day. How long has each member of the Belmont Society been volunteering to gather my family history? Thank you for the good job you have done. https://pages.uoregon.edu/mgall/vita.htm

We are related to historic people somewhere.Belmont Historical Society, Belmont, CA sent Today at 9:39 AMThere’s no competition, for Pete’s sake.Belmont Historical Society, Belmont, CA sent Today at 9:39 AMMaybe your friend the editor can explain copyright to you.Belmont Historical Society, Belmont, CA sent Today at 9:39 AMEveryone is related to “historic people.”

You sent Today at 9:50 AM

Are you suggesting I am violating YOUR copyright, or, a group’s copyright? I just want to make sure. There is strong evidence that MY family has been collecting OUR history for hundreds of years. Here is the proof the Benton family is kin to the Bonaparte family who were close friends of Cipriani. My famous artist sister married the artist, Garth Benton, the cousin of the artist Thomas Hart Benton. My niece Drew Benton is an artist, and so am I. This constitutes a artistic dynasty – when you include my mother’s cousin, the actress Elizabeth Rosemond Taylor. https://www.wikitree.com/wiki/Benton-1403Zebulon Howell Benton (1811-1893) | WikiTree FREE Family Treewikitree.com

Belmont Historical Society, Belmont, CA sent Today at 9:51 AM

Sir, our organization is interested solely in Belmont. Best of luck with your endeavors.

You sent Today at 10:00 AM

Are you suggesting that if Harry Truman was born in Belmont, you would exclude the fact he was President? The Bonapartes were world famous and were preparing to invade California and had extensive dealings with Cipriani who they may have been trying to employ in their designs on U.S. Territory. Did Cipriani live in Belmont? You brought his name up in our chit-chat. It appears you are preparing to get me banned from your facebook. You appear to be setting me up. Are you saying I can not post on the Palace Hotel that Ralston built – outside Belmont city LIMITS? You are trying to LIMIT me. I wonder if other city history originations do this.

You sent Today at 10:04 AM

I would like to see a copy of your bi-laws, that should suggest YOU encourage people to contribute THEIR history. It looks like you are DISCOURAGING me.

As of 10:20 P.M. on 2/25/21 these posts are up.

I subscribe to the ideas of Richard Florida who says creative people and investors want to be a part of a progressive, tolerant, and open Bohemian lifestyle. They do not want to move to a place that is closed and claimed by the locals who don’t trust outsiders. https://www.theguardian.com/…/gentrification-richard…

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  • Belmont Historical Society, Belmont, CAGreg Presco Hi Greg , I have been enjoyed some of your posts and photos that are directly related to the Belmont area and you have provided some new photos and information that will be put in a file, but please try not to post anything that is off topic or is not Belmont Area related. Thank you ,Denny Lawhern Belmont Historian
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  • Greg PrescoFor several days I have been looking for a backer to buy this house in Belmont in order to open a gallery and have a home for my newspaper blog, Royal Rosamond Press. Here is Lawrence Chazen who was a partner of Christine in her first gallery. He was my father’s private lender in his real estate loan business. He is a advisor for the Getty family and a partner in PlumbJack along with the Newsom and Pelosi family. William Ralston is titled ‘The Man Who Built San Francisco’. The Getty family picked up the gauntlet – and run San Francisco and the State of California. They are interested in banks. They like to invest in historic places that honor the arts and artists. https://rosamondpress.com/…/07/19/what-is-lawrence-chazen/

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  • Belmont Historical Society, Belmont, CAWe are a group of volunteers who promote Belmont history and maintain the Belmont Historical Society’s collection in the History Room in Twin Pines Park.
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  • Belmont Historical Society, Belmont, CAThe mayor of Belmont is Charles Stone. You may reach him through this website: https://www.belmont.gov/…/council…/city-councilCity Council | City of BelmontBELMONT.GOVCity Council | City of BelmontCity Council | City of Belmont
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    • Greg PrescoWhy don’t you say there is a delay in posts appearing? I tried to give you this information twenty years ago and someone got threatened and – did nothing! Someone was claiming they were kin to Janke. Is there some kind of unclaimed property? My grandf… See MoreAm I In Contact With Aliens?ROSAMONDPRESS.COMAm I In Contact With Aliens?Am I In Contact With Aliens?
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    • Greg PrescoPeople get jealous. I am in a battle with outsiders who have written books and movie scripts about my family. Here is my grandmother Mary Magdalene Rosamond sitting next to Norbert. Her daughter, Rosemary, married Victor William Presco the only child … See More
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    • Belmont Historical Society, Belmont, CAOrganization Facebook pages have administrators who post to their pages, which is standard practice. Our automatic reply says that we respond as soon as we can. Your Notifications have been posted within twenty-four hours of receipt, not bad for an org… See More
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    • Belmont Historical Society, Belmont, CASir, your Notifications have been posted.
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    • Belmont Historical Society, Belmont, CAIn answer to your initial question, my name is Cynthia McCarthy.
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    • Greg PrescoMuch of our history – has no home – because historians and famous families run into roadblocks all the time, and give up. I am working with a black man to get a grant for recording the black history of Oakland. What an ordeal. People ASSUME famous fam… See More
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    • Greg PrescoBelmont Historical Society, Belmont, CA They did not show up all last evening. Thank you very much.
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    • Greg PrescoBelmont Historical Society, Belmont, CA I thought they were being deleted. I could see them, then they were gone.
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    • Belmont Historical Society, Belmont, CANo, sir. Facebook page administrators post notifications. Otherwise you would have spam posted on your page for your followers every day. It might take me a few days before posts I share from this page to the You Know You’re from Belmont page to show up, but I understand that the administrator will get to it when she can.
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    • Greg PrescoCan you post a message saying this?
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    • Greg PrescoThe Stackpole history is an orphan. My good friends was very close with them. Ralph camped at Lake Temescal in Oakland with famous artists and writers. https://rosamondpress.com/…/04/am-i-stackpoles-historian/Am I Stackpole’s Historian?ROSAMONDPRESS.COMAm I Stackpole’s Historian?Am I Stackpole’s Historian?
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    • Greg PrescoI feel so relieved!!!!! The tension historians feel is epic. These people become your children. You want them to do well – long after they are dead! I look at the painting of Freida, and she is alive! Thank you!
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    • Greg PrescoI took my newfound daughter to visit the Janke-Stuttmeister crypt that was damaged in the earthquake The A in JANKE had fallen off. I wondered if I would be believed because of this. That was twenty years ago. I welcome all challenges to my information… See More
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    • Greg PrescoThis crypt was lost – now found! When I saw it – I gasped. Minnie comes from Wilhelmina.
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    • Greg PrescoMy newborn grandson, Tyler Hunt. I did not know I had a daughter.
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    • Greg PrescoWilliam O. Stuttmeister moved his kin to Colma after the Oddfellow graveyard was dug up. This is a Tiffany window. This is his gift to the City of Belmont and all its citizens. You are all welcome to visit this shine of respecting our family history, a… See More
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    • Greg PrescoHere is the Stuttmeister monument in Berlin. This very wealthy family gave it all up to come to dwell in our Democracy…that they believed in! They wanted to know how it felt. They wanted to contribute to freedom.
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    • Greg Prescohttp://www.historicunioncemetery.com/Person.php…Historic Union CemeteryHISTORICUNIONCEMETERY.COMHistoric Union CemeteryHistoric Union Cemetery
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    • Greg PrescoBelmont is sitting on a gold mine of history. I suspect these cottages belonged to Carl Janke who brought six portable houses to Belmont in 1849. Count Cipriani screwed his house together, that Ralston added on to. Carl tried looking for gold, and may … See MoreTanforan CottagesROSAMONDPRESS.COMTanforan CottagesTanforan Cottages
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    • Greg PrescoBelmont is The Hub of History. https://rosamondpress.com/…/10/royal-wedding-at-belmont/Royal Wedding at BelmontROSAMONDPRESS.COMRoyal Wedding at BelmontRoyal Wedding at Belmont
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    • Greg PrescoBelmont has the real Gone With The Wind. https://rosamondpress.com/…/statue-of-john…/Statue of John Breckenridge CastlemanROSAMONDPRESS.COMStatue of John Breckenridge CastlemanStatue of John Breckenridge Castleman
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Meet Snitty Cynthia Karpa McCarthy

Posted on March 1, 2021 by Royal Rosamond Press

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Here she is, the devil who played evil mind games with me – and dead members of my family!. She wrote a book on the City of Belmont – and did not tell me for three days. We were having a squabble over how the facebook for the Belmont Historical Society is set up. My first posts identified me as a close relative of Carl Janke. Did Snitty Miss Cynthia – jump for joy and say;

“Oh by God! I thought you were all dead. I wrote a book on your family. Have you read my book? Do you have more family photos – and history?

One of the first posts I posted was on Cipriani found La California in Italy. did she jump for joy at this news. Did she tell me this was fantastic research. This is a ex-librarian. Don’t they take a oath to respect writers of books, and the history of people – written by relatives. What gets me, she did not approve the Tiffany window in the Janke-Stuttmeister crypt with the name of Augustus Janke on it. Why would she withhold this beautiful historic image from the people of Belmont. I suspect she is a parasite and a thief who stayed up all night pouring through the blog – that she said she did not know existed1 Outrageous. I spoke about the deaths in the family and the books and movie scripts about my famous sister. Is she gong for another Rosemond Book? You think she would have said

“Your sister is Rosamond? Oh my God, I had some of her work. And her grandfather is Carl Janke? Oh my God. Lets co-author a book together!”

But, what got me, is, she took down this photo of the Janke-Stuttmeister crypt after I told her this is where my grandfather moved OUR DEAD after they were dug up from their not final resting place, the Oddfellow cemetery.

As fate would have it, I posted my video of Chuck Kesey on his brothers mural, on Davina Hurt page. Snitty Catherine falsely claimed in her history book, the Grateful Dead lived, or, practiced their music in Ralston Hall. I have been on the bus with Kesey. I believe I posted on Nancy Hamren who worked at the Kesey Creamery and made a famous a yogurt. I will be letting The Dead Family – found all over the world – know that I came upon a trap-door spider that FEEDS OFF THE DEAD. My grandparents knew Joaquin Miller, who was promoted by Ida Culbreth, the head of the Oakland Library. This is a CONSPIRACY! Snitty said she is the only one to blame. How many read my posts, and knew I was handing them a gold mine? Did they should a warning. Did thy say;

“You need to talk to Cynthia Karpa McCarthy! You two have alot in common!”

No we don’t.

Here is the Satan-Cherry atop the who stinking History Theft. I posted on the Tanforan Cottages and my theory Cipriani bought one of Janke’s homes he brought around the Cape in 1849. I said this;

“Someone needs to look at these houses to see if they are screwed together.”

I belive I posted on the dumb claim Ciriani tore down a house in Italy and had it shipped to Belmont. Miss Snitty stole that idea from aother alleged historian, Dd Snitty say;

“Wow! Fantastic theory! Can you come here! Well ut you up in a fine hotel. We can get the city to lend us some construction workers!”

We will review the content for its interest to our followers.”

How many others shared with THE REVIEWERS and got the same treatment – and walked away? I told Cynthia to let me post away, and if THE REVIWERS don’t like it, tell me, and I will take it down. How many visitors to this group – that give a rat’s ass. I will lodge a complaint with facebook.

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John Presco

Greg Presco Hi Greg , I have been enjoyed some of your posts and photos that are directly related to the Belmont area and you have provided some new photos and information that will be put in a file, but please try not to post anything that is off topic or is not Belmont Area related. Thank you ,Denny Lawhern Belmont Historian

“My name is Cynthia McCarthy and you can blame me and me alone, not the Belmont Historical Society. You can email me at carthy@gmail.com.

Midway between San Francisco and San José, Belmont is where an Italian count reconstructed his villa transported from Italy,

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“The Belmont Historical Society Facebook page features posts and information pertaining to Belmont, San Mateo County, California and its history. Everyone is encouraged to send us messagesWe will review the content for its interest to our followers.”

Here is Cynthia guarding her small town from an outsider whose family made most of Belmont’s history. It boggles the mind! Surely progressive investors are grateful for the warning. I live in Sprigfield Oregon that has been called Springtucky. How about Belabama?

“We are related to historic people somewhere.

Belmont Historical Society, Belmont, CA sent Today at 9:39 AM

There’s no competition, for Pete’s sake.

Belmont Historical Society, Belmont, CA sent Today at 9:39 AM

Maybe your friend the editor can explain copyright to you.

William Stuttmeister moved his Janke kin to Colma after the outrage of their graves being opened and evicted. I am going to bring a lawsuit against Belmont if my posts are not restored. This is very traumatic! An outrage made fresh by a jealous ingrate who complained about volunteering. I’ll run your page – all by myself!

I am third generation Oakland where Kamala was born. This morning I spent four hours posting my family history of Carl Janke, a Belmont Pioneer, and all my posts were taken down. There was confusion why my posts were not shown last night. I hope no one is playing boyscout with this very important history. I worked with the Upstairs Art Association, and Oakland Redevelopment, something I read you are interested in. Too many townfolk want to create what they read in the Sally, Dick, and Jane books thinking this is the kind of history they deserve. One of my grandfather’s is associated with Sleepy Hollow and is in Hawthorne’s ‘The Scarlet Letter’. https://rosamondpress.com/…/janke-and-turner-vigilantes/

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Midway between San Francisco and San José, Belmont is where an Italian count reconstructed his villa transported from Italy, where a silver king created “the White House of the West,” and where the Warlocks, a fledgling 1960s rock band, honed the sound they would make famous under another name, the Grateful Dead. Spanish explorers called Belmont’s vales “la Cañada del Diablo,” or “the Devil’s Canyon,” either after the locally famous winds or because the native Ohlone believed the canyon to be inhabited by spirits. Belmont’s historic advantage of being on the bay side of the shortest route to the Pacific coast meant easier access to another type of spirits during Prohibition, fueling a minor red-light district across the tracks on Old County Road. A century or more ago, Belmont’s wooded hills attracted sanitariums and prep schools. Today, its woods and trails draw residents from more developed neighboring towns.

Cynthia Karpa McCarthy, a former newspaper reporter and editor, is a librarian in San Mateo County. A California native, she enjoys reading and researching California history, particularly about Leonetto Cipriani, a Corsican who briefly lived in Belmont, California.

played in–possibly both of them.

Fireside Lounge, 2322 El Camino Real, San Mateo (August 1965)

The Fireside Lounge was run more on the Las Vegas model, if without the gambling. There was dinner and drinks to go with the dancing, sometimes a floor show, or topless dancers late at night. The object for a band was to keep people dancing so that they would buy drinks. I have written about the Fireside Lounge elsewhere, albeit with respect to another band.

According to McNally and Jackson in The Illustrated Trip, The Warlocks played one or a few gigs at The Fireside Lounge in August of 1965. It was probably a sort of “audition” gig, but the band didn’t return there, to my knowledge.

The In Room, El Camino Real, Belmont (mid-September to late October 1965)

The In Room was a popular nightclub in Belmont, although I have not yet been able to identify the exact location (on the map, I located it El Camino Real and Ralston Avenue, a principal intersection the business strip, and The In Room was certainly near there). McNally describes it as

a heavy hitting divorcee’s pick-up joint, the sort of swinging bar where real-estate salesmen chased stewardesses and single women got plenty of free drinks. Dark, with red and black as the color scheme, it was the kind of place that sold almost nothing but hard liquor (p.88)

The Warlocks were booked at the In Room for six weeks, from mid-September until late October of 1965. They played five 50-minute sets a night, five nights a week. 150 sets later, The Warlocks were a real band. The first week they had backed The Coasters for a set each night, but for the balance of the run they covered the gig themselves. They would start out playing almost straight-up, but as they got higher and the night got looser, their playing got more “barbaric.” Oddly enough, they started to build their own audience of nascent freaks, who would show up for the later sets, distinctly different than the hard-drinking pick up crowd. One night, for example, a band of Tacoma transplants called The Frantics ended up hanging out there, which is how Moby Grape guitarist Jerry Miller and Jerry Garcia first met.

The In Room was in Belmont, half way between Palo Alto and San Francisco. The Warlocks had played a little further up the El Camino (The Fireside and Big Al’s), but the In Room stood for a mid-point. The Warlocks were a real band making real money (if not a lot), but they were still doing their own thing and finding their own audience, so they were half way there.

An ad for the In-Room at The Chalet, a hotel at 635 Old County Road in Belmont. This ad was from the Friday, February 12, 1966 edition of the San Mateo Times

Update: Fellow scholar Dave Sorochty tracked down a contemporary ad for The In-Room, in the San Mateo Times (from February 12, 1966). The hotel was called The Chalet (see the picture above), and the lounge was called the In-Room. The actual address was 635 Old County Road. Note in the ad that the host is Rich Romanello; about a year later, Romanello was running a nearby club called Winchester Cathedral, and he promoted the initial incarnation of the groundbreaking Sly And The Family Stone. 

[There is some general talk that The Warlocks played some High School dances in the South Bay in Fall 1965. It is possible, but its important to remember that in the 60s and 70s everybody in the South Bay had a Grateful Dead/Jerry Garcia story, and most of them were wishful thinking. Every High School had a story about how the Dead played there back in the day, or Jerry Garcia went there, and they can’t all of been true. Supposedly the Warlocks played Palo Alto High School on September 19, 1965, but it has been impossible to confirm this]

Pierre’s, Broadway at Columbus, San Francisco (early November 1965)

At some point, The Warlocks made Phil Lesh’s former roommate, Hank Harrison, into their manager. Harrison did very little for the group in his brief tenure. One gig he did get them was playing at a topless joint on North Beach called Pierre’s. Pierre’s, on the corner of Broadway in Columbus, the same corner as City Lights Bookstore, had been a popular Latin Jazz nightspot in the early 1960s. As topless joints took over Broadway, Pierre’s went topless as well, but the club was fading.

Cynthia Karpa McCarthy played an evil game with me and my dead. She kept removing posts, but, never told me she wrote a book on Belmont with photos of members of my family. She, and another kept threatening to take down my posts, knowing how valuable they are – especially my family photographs. This constitute Conspiracy. All evidence I exist, or posted on a site guided by the City of Belmont, is being erased. My posts on the City Managers office, are being taken down. Thank God I posted my information here – in duplicate! I also made copies of our exchange. I told Cynthia I posted here. I believe there is a Coverup! My full name is John Gregory Presco. When I reportedon the anarchist of Eugene Oregon they went after me. They filed a false abuse report. I got deaht threats. THIS is worse -by far! This FEIND has no love, or RESPECT, for my ancestors. She feeds off them. They pay her rent and buy her a new car. https://rosamondpress.com/…/meet-snitty-cynthia-karpa…/

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Prussian Colony In California

Posted on January 21, 2020 by Royal Rosamond Press

Eureka! Mexico was going to sell California to Prussia for $6 million dollars. Carl Janke, brought six portable houses around the Cape in 1848 – before the Gold Rush! One of them was Ralston House. Was Belmont going to be the Capitol of New Prussia? I just found her when I google the King of Prussia who ruled in 1846. My angel has been leading me to her in my book ‘The Royal Janitor’. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Prussia

Frederick married Victoria, Princess Royal, eldest daughter of Queen Victoria

The question I have been asking, is what kind of kingdom was John Fremont going to establish in the West, that Starr King talked him out of? Did Lincoln know about the Prussian offer? What about Chile? The Germans had a colony there that William Stuttmeister dwelt in before he came to California. Are we looking at a hidden Prussian Kingdom – blessed by Victoria – Princess Royal, whom the Osborne House was built!

The Empress and Emperor of Prussia are Harry Windsor’s close kindred. They took away Harry’s uniform today. Will he wear a crown and the Emperor of California? Will Harry and Meghan sit in the grandstand and watch their troops? Will the transformation of the Republican Party, start here?

John Presco

President: Royal Rosamond Press

https://hubpages.com/education/The-Colonization-of-California-France-Prussia-Russia-and-England

For other princesses named “Victoria”, see Princess Victoria (disambiguation).

Victoria
Princess Royal
German Empress consort
Queen consort of Prussia
Tenure9 March 1888 – 15 June 1888
Born21 November 1840
Buckingham Palace, London, England, United Kingdom
Died5 August 1901 (aged 60)
Schloss FriedrichshofKronberg im TaunusGrand Duchy of HesseGerman Empire
Burial13 August 1901FriedenskirchePotsdamKingdom of PrussiaGerman Empire
SpouseFrederick III, German Emperor
(m.1858; died 1888)
IssueWilhelm II, German EmperorCharlotte, Duchess of Saxe-MeiningenPrince HenryPrince SigismundViktoria, Princess Adolf of Schaumburg-LippePrince WaldemarSophia, Queen of the HellenesMargaret, Landgravine of Hesse
Full nameVictoria Adelaide Mary Louisa
HouseSaxe-Coburg and Gotha
FatherPrince Albert of Saxe-Coburg and Gotha
MotherVictoria of the United Kingdom

Victoria, Princess Royal (Victoria Adelaide Mary Louisa;[1][2][3] 21 November 1840 – 5 August 1901) was German Empress and Queen of Prussia by marriage to German Emperor Frederick III. She was the eldest child of Queen Victoria of the United Kingdom and Prince Albert of Saxe-Coburg and Gotha, and was created Princess Royal in 1841. She was the mother of Wilhelm II, German Emperor.

Educated by her father in a politically liberal environment, Victoria was betrothed at the age of sixteen to Prince Frederick of Prussia and supported him in his views that Prussia and the later German Empire should become a constitutional monarchy on the British model. Criticised for this attitude and for her English origins, Victoria suffered ostracism by the Hohenzollerns and the Berlin court. This isolation increased after the rise to power of Otto von Bismarck (one of her most staunch political opponents) in 1862.

https://hubpages.com/education/The-Colonization-of-California-France-Prussia-Russia-and-England

Prussia

Prussia, alone among the contenders for California, had no colonies of its own. All but without a navy of its own, and the weakest and smallest of the European great powers, its position as a candidate for the vast state of California upon the other side of the world can seem unlikely at first. Friedrich Ludwig von Roenne, the German ambassador to the United States, was a vigorous proponent of colonies, and wrote the following to Christian von Bunsen, the Prussian ambassador to the United Kingdom, as follows:

I fully agree with you that now is the moment, under the rule of our excellent King, who has a genuine German mind and heart, which beats aloud for everything that is noble, to lay the foundations of the greatness of our beautiful German Fatherland, in a political as well as in a commercial sense. England will always, as you say, see in us an awkward rival, but the time has arrived when we must act in a bold and independent way, and this can only happen if we are united as if we have a Navy and colonies. What a country Germany could become in such circumstances! She would be the equal of any other . . .

Your idea of purchasing California is an excellent one. I would never have thought of doing such an audacious thing, but, nevertheless, as early as the year 1837 I already had the notion, for when I reported on the condition of immigrants- especially with regard to the question of establishing a penal colony- I called attention to the possibility that Mexico might agree to give up a piece of land in California. The idea of buying all California deserves in every way to be preferred to this. The many Germans who go there yearly from the United States very soon cease to be Germans; they adopt local manners and customs and are entirely lost to Germany. On the other hand, a completely German colony, even long after migration, would retain for our German manufactures a permanent market and yield all the profit to the Mother Country. The possession of such a colony would also provide a good training-ground for our army and offer innumerable other benefits.

Upper California- which alone can be considered- if one can trust the many descriptions of it which which have been produced- the [latest] is I believe that by Alexander Forbes,12 published in 1839 in London- is one of the finest countries in the world, and on account of its happy position between the tropical and northern zones, is capable of bringing forth all the products which are suitable for exchange with the Mother Country, and which also would even be sought after by Mexico and the South American states. It is only necessary that it should be in the possession of an active, industrious and energetic people, and who would dispute these qualities to our German countrymen? These are the qualities whereby they earn so much respect here in the United States. No people on earth are better as cultivators of the soil than the Germans.

England, France and the United States would no doubt look at such an undertaking with jealous eyes, but I can hardly believe they would use force to prevent it from happening. Certainly not the United States! But in any case it would be a good thing, before taking any of the contemplated steps, to assure the cooperation of Denmark through her Navy. Only then would we be powerful enough, and have the means to carry out this plan.

The sovereignty of Mexico over California may hardly at be said at present to be more than a paper one-as a matter of fact I don’t exactly know what the situation is. Three years ago independence was declared.13 Nevertheless it would be very important vis-à-vis the other powers that sovereignty should be ceded by Mexico. Actual possession could then easily be secured without the use of very much force being required. Also, I am inclined to think, because of the looseness of the existing connection, that she would be readily disposed to entertain such a proposition. In any case she would prefer to see Germans there to the English, the Americans or the Texans, and I believe that even these two last would prefer to have Germans to the English.

Nevertheless I am not absolutely in a position to say whether this is likely to have enthusiastic acceptance on the part of Mexico. If Denmark appreciated her advantage she would not hesitate for a moment to cooperate in the closest possible way with Germany. The time is past- or at least should be- when smaller nations should see advantage in being hostile to their more powerful neighbours. . . . The smaller states can only reckon on the continuance of their independence if they don’t stand in the way of their larger neighbours. . .

Ludwig von Roenne’s words were not just idle musings. He planned to negotiate with Denmark for the usage of the Danish navy in communications with the colony, and to have his colleague Baroth von Gerolt, a fluent Spanish speaker, conduct negotiations with the Mexicans. However, in December 1842, he Mexican ambassador to the United States in Washington DC. Talking with Mr. Almonte, the Mexican ambassador, he was convinced that the Mexicans saw advantage in ceding Northern California to the Germans, rather than, as rumors put it, to the American or the English. For the Mexicans, the idea was that it would form an effective buffer state between them and the Americans. He would go ahead as well to contact William Hogan, a former US congressman and the equivalent of a lobbyist, who declared his support for the endeavor. This all came to nought : at this points sources differ with either that the Prussian government advanced no further, quietly shelving the project, or that it proceeded as far as negotiations with the Mexicans in Washington and London for the sum of some $6 million to purchase the colony, but then abruptly dropped out of negotiations. Whichever that it was, California would not be painted in Prussian blue.

  • Prussia

The smallest and the weakest of the European great powers, and lacking in a navy, Prussia’s capability to hold onto the distant colony of California is one which presents itself as doubtful. Although many German colonists came to the United States in the 19th century, few of these were ones that the Prussian state could call upon or view as loyal to its projects : many came from outside of Prussia, such as in Saxony, and of those that came from Prussia, a great number were German liberals fleeing from oppression at home. Prussia’s capability to send colonists was limited, while its limited navy meant that supporting its colony through military means was equally problematic. It was envisioned that Denmark would enable Prussia to support its colony through the support of the Danish navy, but this raises the great problem of colonies : that colonial and continental politics diverged. If Danish support would enable the Prussians to guard their colony, in Europe, Germany desired Schleswig-Holstein, under Danish control, and if, as historically, this conflict flared into war, it would make Danish-German colonial cooperation infeasible. Still, lacking a navy didn’t historically preclude colonial endeavors, such as Belgium’s colony in the Congo, created by a state almost entirely lacking in a navy, Prussia had a famed army and government administrative system, and at least some German settlers might be drawn to California. A continued Prussian hold over California might be unlikely, but with careful management of power politics and an iron hand, Prussia might have been able to forestall American interest in the region long enough to secure it.

Friedrich Ludwig von Rönne, a German liberal and a proponent of German colonization of California.
Friedrich Ludwig von Rönne, a German liberal and a proponent of German colonization of California. 

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Frederick married Victoria, Princess Royal, eldest daughter of Queen Victoria of the United Kingdom. The couple were well-matched; their shared liberal ideology led them to seek greater representation for commoners in the government. Frederick, in spite of his conservative militaristic family background, had developed liberal tendencies as a result of his ties with Britain and his studies at the University of Bonn. As the Crown Prince, he often opposed the conservative Chancellor Otto von Bismarck, particularly in speaking out against Bismarck’s policy of uniting Germany through force, and in urging that the power of the Chancellorship be curbed. Liberals in both Germany and Britain hoped that as emperor, Frederick III would move to liberalize the German Empire.

https://www.alternatehistory.com/forum/threads/california-deutsche.162789/

Stuttmeister Tomb in Colma

Posted on August 3, 2011by Royal Rosamond Press

A curator for the Oakland Museum called me yesterday and asked me to e-mail him the photograph of my kinfolk having a picnic in the Oakland Hills. I had just returned from Dot Dotsons in Eugene where Jo framed a enlargement of this historic event in a antique frame I purchased. She did a splendid job!Thanks to the Trust my uncle Vincent Rice left me, I have more funds to investigate and record my lost family history. Being poor I have had to endure hardship in order to visit my newfound daughter and newborn grandson in California. Tyler’s father was not there for his son, so when I went to see him for the first time I made a point to ground him in the history of my father’s people whom I and my cousin had just discovered were in a tomb at Cypress Lawn in Colma.

We three were the first kin to enter this tomb in many years. Tyler took an early lunch when Heather breast-fed her son on a marble bench facing the Tiffany window. Afterwards we went atop a hill and had a picnic next to these beautiful angels. Heather told me Tyler remembers being there. I was amazed when I saw his eyes follow a plane in the sky, and then smile.

My friend, Joy, had given me a special AA coin with the image of an angel on it for my late sister, Christine Rosamond, that I slipped into a crack made by an earthquake.

When we drove through San Francisco on our way home, I told Heather this was her and Tyler’s town now, for the Stuttmeisters are listed as a pioneer family, and made the Blue Book. In some respects, this was a Baptism.

Were The Stuttmeisters Prussian Royalty

Posted on August 3, 2011by Royal Rosamond Press

I found a video of the Dorotheenstadt cemetery this morning. The Stuttmeister family are placed at the entrance. Millions of Berliners have walked past their grave. They appear to be kin to Dorothea von Holstein Glücksburg, Second Wife of the Elector Frederick William, the “Great Elector”, or, they adopted their names in order to honor them. Hedwig is Schleswig-Holstein. This family is very close to the Windsors and married Kaiser Wilhelm. There is rumor the Soviet Union looted all that belonged to this family and there is a search underway to restore lands seized by the East Germans to their rightful owners.My father, Victor William Presco, was an only child. His mother’s middle name was Charlotte. Her mother was Alice Stuttmeister. Victor married Rosemary Rosamond whose ancestors allegedly were Huguenots who are buried in the Huguenot cemetary next to the the Dorotheenstadt cemetary that was named after Dorothea von Holstein.

Jon Presco

Copyright 2011

AGNES EMMA HEDWIG STUTTMEISTER

DOROTHEA SOPHIA STUTTMEISTER

AMALIE CHARLOTTE JOHANNE ELISABETH STUTTMEISTER – International Genealogical Index / GE
Gender: Female Christening: 06 MAR 1860 Sankt Petri, Berlin Stadt, Brandenburg, Preussen

Name: Philippine Auguste Amalie Brandenburg Schwedt

Born: 10 Oct 1745 at Of, Schwedt, Brandenburg, Prussia

Name: Sophie Dorothea Marie Prussia [5] Note

Born: 25 Jan 1719 at Berlin, Brandenburg, Prussia

Dorothea von Holstein

Born: 10/09/1636 in the castle of Glücksburg
Died: 8/16/1689 in Carlsbad (Bohemia)
Burial: Cathedral Berlin

The heirs to the Commonwealth realms are descended from Prince Philip of Greece and Denmark, a paternal grandson of George I of Greece. However, by Letters Patent of 8 February 1960, Queen Elizabeth II declared that her children with Prince Philip would belong to the House of Windsor, as would any agnatic descendants who enjoy the style of Royal Highness, and the title of Prince or Princess. (Those who do not have that style and title would bear the surname Mountbatten-Windsor.)[3]
The agnatic lineage is continued from Friedrich Wilhelm, Duke of Schleswig-Holstein-Sonderburg-Glücksburg.
• Christian IX of Denmark

The House of Schleswig-Holstein-Sonderburg-Glücksburg (Danish: Slesvig-Holsten-Sønderborg-Lyksborg, the latter name is also spelled Glücksborg), known as the House of Glücksburg (or House of Glücksborg) for short, is a German ducal house, junior branches of which include the royal houses of Denmark and Norway, the deposed royal house of Greece, and the heir to the thrones of the Commonwealth realms[1][2] (although in the latter case, they are, by royal proclamation, declared to be members of the House of Windsor[3]). The family is named after Glücksburg in northernmost Germany, and is a cadet branch of the House of Oldenburg that is descended from King Christian III of Denmark. However, as the elder line of the House of Oldenburg became extinct in the 19th century, the House of Glücksburg is now the senior surviving branch of the House of Oldenburg.

This particular line comes from the Dukes of Schleswig-Holstein-Sonderburg-Beck. The last of them became Duke of Glücksburg and changed his title accordingly to Friedrich Wilhelm, Duke of Schleswig-Holstein-Sonderburg-Glücksburg. He was married to Princess Louise Caroline of Hesse-Kassel, a granddaughter of King Frederick V of Denmark.
Neither the Dukes of Beck nor of Glücksburg were sovereign rulers – they held their lands in fief to the sovereign dukes of Schleswig and Holstein (who were also the Kings of Denmark in personal union) and, before 1773, the Dukes of Holstein-Gottorp.

The heirs to the Commonwealth realms are descended from Prince Philip of Greece and Denmark, a paternal grandson of George I of Greece. However, by Letters Patent of 8 February 1960, Queen Elizabeth II declared that her children with Prince Philip would belong to the House of Windsor, as would any agnatic descendants who enjoy the style of Royal Highness, and the title of Prince or Princess. (Those who do not have that style and title would bear the surname Mountbatten-Windsor.)[3]
The agnatic lineage is continued from Friedrich Wilhelm, Duke of Schleswig-Holstein-Sonderburg-Glücksburg.
• Christian IX of Denmark
• George I of Greece
• Prince Andrew of Greece and Denmark
• Prince Philip of Greece and Denmark[2]
• Charles, Prince of Wales[2]
• Prince William, Duke of Cambridge[2]
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Holstein-Sonderburg-Gl%C3%BCcksburg

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sophia_Dorothea_of_Schleswig-Holstein-Sonderburg-Gl%C3%BCcksburg

http://forum.alexanderpalace.org/index.php?topic=533.15

7. AGNES EMMA HEDWIG STUTTMEISTER – International Genealogical Index / GE
Gender: Female Christening: 06 SEP 1856 Sankt Petri, Berlin Stadt, Brandenburg, Preussen
8. ALBERTUS FRIEDERICH STUTTMEISTER – International Genealogical Index / GE
Gender: Male Christening: 11 JUL 1745 Jerusalem, Berlin Stadt, Brandenburg, Preussen
9. DOROTHEA SOPHIA STUTTMEISTER – International Genealogical Index / GE
Gender: Female Christening: 03 AUG 1807 Jerusalem, Berlin Stadt, Brandenburg, Preussen
10. EMILIE FRIEDRICKE STUDTMEISTER – International Genealogical Index / GE
Gender: Female Christening: 26 JAN 1806 Sankt Nikolai, Berlin Stadt, Brandenburg, Preussen
11. AMALIE CHARLOTTE JOHANNE ELISABETH STUTTMEISTER – International Genealogical Index / GE
Gender: Female Christening: 06 MAR 1860 Sankt Petri, Berlin Stadt, Brandenburg, Preussen
12. FRIEDRICH HEINRICH STUTTMEISTER – International Genealogical Index / GE
Gender: Male Christening: 30 JAN 1862 Sankt Elisabeth, Berlin Stadt, Brandenburg, Preussen
13. JOH. CARL STUTTMEISTER – International Genealogical Index / GE
Gender: Male Christening: 20 AUG 1747 Jerusalem, Berlin Stadt, Brandenburg, Preussen
14. JOHANNES HERMANN STUTTMEISTER – International Genealogical Index / GE
Gender: Male Christening: 04 MAY 1826 Friedrichswerder Berlin, Brandenburg, Preussen
15. CARL HEINRICH STUTTMEISTER – International Genealogical Index / GEDr.
Gender: Male Christening: 15 APR 1805 Sankt Nikolai, Berlin Stadt, Brandenburg, Preussen
16. CATHARINA DOROTHEA STUTTMEISTER – International Genealogical Index / GE
Gender: Female Christening: 02 AUG 1743 Jerusalem, Berlin Stadt, Brandenburg, Preussen
17. VICTOR EMANUEL FELIX STUTTMEISTER – International Genealogical Index / GE
Gender: Male Christening: 07 MAR 1861 Sankt Petri, Berlin Stadt, Brandenburg, Preussen

Name: Margrave Friedrich Wilhelm Brandenburg Schwedt [1] Note
Born: 27 Dec 1700 at Oranienbaum, Anhalt, Germany [2]
Married: 10 Nov 1734 at Potsdam, Brandenburg, Prussia
Died: 4 Mar 1771 at Wildenbruch, Brandenburg, Prussia [4]

Father: Philipp Wilhelm Margrave Brandenburg Schwedt
Mother: Princess Johanna Charlotte Anhalt-dessau

WIFE

Name: Sophie Dorothea Marie Prussia [5] Note

Born: 25 Jan 1719 at Berlin, Brandenburg, Prussia [6]
Died: 13 Nov 1765 at Schwedt, Brandenburg, Prussia [7]
Father: King Frederick William I Hohenzollern Of Prussia
Mother: Sophia Dorothea Hanover

CHILDREN

Name: Princess Friederike Of Brandenburg-schwedt

Born: 18 Dec 1736 at , Brandenburg, Germany
Died: 9 Mar 1798 at Stuttgart
Husband: Duke Friedrich Ii Of Wurttemberg

Name: Anna Elisabeth Luise Prussia

Born: 22 Apr 1738 at Of, Schwedt, Brandenburg, Prussia
Died: 10 Feb 1820
Husband: Prince Of Prussia Ferdinand

Name: Georg Philipp Wilhelm Brandenburg Schwedt

Born: 10 Sep 1741 at Of, Schwedt, Brandenburg, Prussia
Died: 28 Apr 1742

Name: Philippine Auguste Amalie Brandenburg Schwedt

Born: 10 Oct 1745 at Of, Schwedt, Brandenburg, Prussia
Died: 1 May 1800 at Berlin, Brandenburg, Prussia
Husband: Frederick Ii Von Hessen-cassel Landgrave Of Hesse Cassel

Name: Georg Philipp Wilhelm Brandenburg Schwedt

Born: 3 May 1749 at Of, Schwedt, Brandenburg, Prussia
Died: 13 Aug 1751
Sophia Dorothea of Schleswig-Holstein-Sonderburg-Glücksburg
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Dorothea Sophia of Schleswig-Holstein-Sonderburg-Glücksburg (28 September 1636 – 6 August 1689) was a German noble, Electress of Brandenburg as the spouse of Frederick William, Elector of Brandenburg.
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Sophia Dorothea was born in Glücksburg. The great-granddaughter of King Christian III of Denmark, she was the daughter of Philip, Duke of Schleswig-Holstein-Sonderburg-Glücksburg and Sophia Hedwig of Saxe-Lauenburg. She was the sister of Auguste of Schleswig-Holstein-Sonderburg-Glücksburg

In 1653 she married Christian Louis, Duke of Brunswick-Lüneburg, brother-in-law to king Frederick III of Denmark. The marriage was childless. In 1665 her first spouse died and she moved to the Herzberg Castle. On 14 June 1668 she remarried to the Great Elector. In 1670, she purchased Brandenburg-Schwedt and other fiefs for her sons. In 1676, she became the commander of her own regiment, Regimentes zu Fuß (1806: No. 7). In 1678 and 1692 she equipped two fleets for the Brandenburg state.

She died at Karlsbad, and is buried in Berlin Cathedral. The Dorotheenstadt neighbourhood of Berlin was a present to her from her husband and is named after her.

Ancestors of Sophia Dorothea of Schleswig-Holstein-Sonderburg-Glücksburg

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Sophia Dorothea of Schleswig-Holstein-Sonderburg-Glücksburg
House of Schleswig-Holstein-Sonderburg-Glücksburg
Cadet branch of the House of Oldenburg
Born: 28 September 1636 Died: 6 August 1689
German royalty

Vacant
Title last held by
Luise Henriette of Nassau
Duchess consort of Prussia
14 June 1668 – 29 April 1688 Succeeded by
Sophia Charlotte of Hanover

Electress consorts of Brandenburg
14 June 1668 – 29 April 1688
Vacant
Title last held by
Dorothea of Denmark
Duchess of Brunswick-Lüneburg, Princess of Lüneburg
9 October 1653 – 15 March 1665 Vacant
Title next held by
Benedicta Henrietta of the Palatinate and Éléonore Desmier d’Olbreuse

Vacant
Title last held by
Anne Eleonore of Hesse-Darmstadt
Duchess of Brunswick-Lüneburg, Princess of Calenberg and Göttingen
9 October 1653 – 15 March 1665

Frederick William (German: Friedrich Wilhelm) (16 February 1620 – 29 April 1688) was the Elector of Brandenburg and the Duke of Prussia (“Brandenburg-Prussia”) from 1640 until his death. He was of the House of Hohenzollern and is popularly known as the Great Elector (Der Große Kurfürst) because of his military and political skill. Frederick William was also a staunch pillar of the Calvinist faith, associated with the rising commercial class. He saw the importance of trade and promoted it vigorously. The Great Elector’s shrewd domestic reforms gave Prussia a strong position in the post-Westphalia political order of north-central Europe, setting Prussia up for elevation from duchy to kingdom, achieved under his successor.
There is a thread on Crownprincess Cecilie in “The Hohenzollerns”.I’d like to begin a new thread on other Kaiser Wilhelm ‘s daughteers-in-law.How did they look like? What characters they had? Was their married life happy? How were they getting on with formidable Kaiser?

With a short legenda each of Princesses,except Cecilie discussed earlier.

1.Princess Eithel Friedrich,nee Duchess Sophie Charlotte of Oldenburg (1879-1964),eldest daughter of Duke Friedich August and Princess Elisabeth of Prussia. “Lotta” married Eithel Friedrich in 1906 and was divorced in 1926.The married couple had no children (they said EF was a homosexual).It seems Sophie Charlotte wanted to marry and leave her parental home becouse of endless conflicts with her step-mother.May be Prince EF was not the best refuge for Lotta.
.Princess August Wilhelm,nee Prss Alexandra Victoria of Schleswig-Holstein-Gluksburg (1887-1957), 2d daughter of Duke Friedrich Ferdinand and Prss Caroline Mathilde of Schleswig-Holstein-Augustenburg. So Alexandra Victoria was a 1t-cousin of her spouse as her mother was a sister of Empress Augusta Viktoria. Alexandra and Auwi married in 1908,divorced in 1920,they had only one son.She married again.
For me she was the prettiest d-in-law of Kaiser (after Cecilie,of course).
4. Princess Oskar (at first Grafin von Ruppin),nee Countess Ina von Bassewitz (1888-1973).She was the only “non-royal” d-in-law of Kaiser and they said that Wilhelm liked her most of all his d-in-laws. Ina and Oskar married in 1914 and had a very happy family life .The yhad 4 children.

The Dorotheenstädti church

In the year 1687 the Dorotheenstädti church was inaugurated as the tenth place of worship in Berlin and as the first Protestant building of churches. Nearly 200 years in Berlin no more church had been built. By the plague of the yearly 1598 and the Dreißigjährigen war the population had decreased/gone back to at the most 10,000 inhabitants. But in the death year of the large cure prince 1688 18 became already. – to 20,000 inhabitants indicated, and around 1700 were already 29.000. – Frenchmen, Dutchmen, Pfälzer and Welsch Swiss enriched not only the statistics, but likewise the economic, cultural and church development of the city.

If one regards the perspective plan of the fortress Berlin, which the kurfürstliche made land measurer Johann Bernhard Schulz 1688, then „the new city at that time is “, which in the year 1676 after the second wife of Friedrich Wilhelm Dorothea was designated, particularly well to recognize: From the citizen of Berlin „new Thor ” out goes it westward over the fortress ditch into the long-drawn-out Dorotheenstadt, which is protected by „a horn work “. A vierreihige lime tree avenue, to which the cure princess is to have done the first spade line, particularly falls in the eye, and in the west one sees the new church, which exhibits whole a considerable height compared with its surface. Before the church was delighted, the inhabitants held their service the summer over in the free one „under the lime trees “, in the winter met them in the house „Hamburg messenger ” Paul Grothe.

In the year 1674 the cure prince had already given his agreement to the building to a small church, at which both lutherische and reformed preachers should exercise their office. 1678 were begun with the Kirchbau, and at the 3rd Advent 1687 – thus nearly after one decade! – one inaugurated the church in presence of the cure prince Friedrich. That happened with two services on the same day: In the morning the reformed Hofprediger Stosch preached, in the afternoon the lutherische preacher Ranslebens. The argument between the two protestant denominations, which were in certain respects at that time further from each other, moved as today the large churches in Germany the whole people. The sympathy of the cure prince was on sides of the reformed ones, and for reasons of the reasons of state tried it, the conflicts, which expenditure-fenced from the Lutheranern for conscience reasons became to hold down by force. In the year 1683 it had forbidden even a Katechismus, which contained hard attacks against the calvinistische teachings. Also the fact that the church did not receive a Biblical name, was designated but simply after the new suburb, is out of consideration opposite the reformed ones to be explained.

By the edict of potsdam the cure prince 1685 had offered made of France the refugee Protestant in Prussia a new homeland. While in the year 1680 the municipality from 600 Lutheranern and only 37 reformed existed, now the number of the calvinistischen Christians increases. In addition the cure prince gets dutchmen as a building master and craftsmen into his residence. Far more largely however is the number of the French Réfugiés: In the Dorotheenstadt live in the year 1697 already 1615 Frenchmen, that is almost half of all inhabitants. In the year 1698 the national gentleman of the French municipality permits the sharing of the church. Against reimbursement of half of all past expenditures and with the obligation to take part in the future in the preservation of the church you are transferred half of the property at the place of worship. In the course 18. Century should decrease however the number of the Frenchmen in the Dorotheenstadt and the need the use of the church become smaller, since 1705 the French church was built on the gendarme market and 1733 a special chapel in the French hospital, Friedrichstraße 129, near the Oranienburger gate. After some arguments with that in the meantime protestant unierten German municipality in the Dorotheenstadt finally gave up the French municipality in the year 1858 their joint possession right at the church.

One receives a good impression of the first church building by the multicolored illustration on a porcelain cup, which was given to the preacher father (1831-1880) by two Konfirmandinnen and today in the Märki museum is located. The building „forms in the sketch a Greek cross with three right-angled arms, polygon for closed altar area and four low cultivations in the angles of the cross arms, thus a simple central plant “. Since the cathedral church received a new pulpit in the year 1690, the old cathedral pulpit of the church was left to Dorotheenstäd tables. Probably in the year architect, painters and mathematicians the Rütger of long field the church, built the 1695 deceased of which a sandstone intending board in the southern Kreuzflügel reminded.

The bells had called already before completion of the building of churches „under the lime trees ” to the service. The largest was provided with the coat of arms of the cure prince and its wife Sophie Dorothea from the house Holstein luck castle. In the year 1680 it had rung „to the thanks because of the pommerschen Viktoria “, i.e. conquest Stettins. She came to completion of the building into the tower, the two different into an opening of the roof. The middle bell from the year 1723 carried the inscription:

Since Friedrich Wilhelm sat on of Prussia king throne a right Salomon of the large Friedrichs son ward my CASTING made to play there and sound if our Zion wants the highest victim to bring.

Johann Porst, which went then as Propst to pc. Nikolai, published a Gesangbuch, which should find as certification of pietistischer Frömmigkeit far spreading and even to 1905 was again printed during its time at Dorotheen in the year 1708 (first anonymous): „Clergyman and lovely songs, which the spirit of the faith by Dr. Martin Luthern, Johann army man, Paul Gerhard and other one its tools in the previous and current times sealed. “- From 1709 to 1719 the after times Propst of pc. Petri, Johann Gustav Reinbeck, „Beichtvater of the queens” and a taught theologian, was preacher at the new church.

Like many churches in Berlin changed also the Dorotheenstädti in the course 19. Century their face. While French occupation at the beginning of the century had stranger troops – by the way Bavaria – in the church lived, which mutilates monuments, organ pipes taken out, coffins in the Grabgewölbe broken open and the old cathedral pulpit burned. Already since the year 1750 the church ground had served as installing chamber for of Prussia soldiers. All of this did not contribute straight to the preservation of the church. Thus one decided 1861 „to a complete renewal of the church in modern brick forms, with retention of the old sketch, on which on 21 November 1863 the new inauguration took place “. The preachers of the Jerusalemskirche said in their greeting to the colleagues: „We feel also in as much connected you in the spirit as your church, as the unsrige, was similar a monument of the union convicition of our prince house and our protestant population still before the introduction of the union. “

On 18 February 1831 into the Dorotheenstadt as on the Friedrichswerder – both churches were united at the time still in a Pfarrsystem with one another – the 1817 of the king had been carried out proclaimed union. The statute signed by ministers and church executive committees begins with the words: „Stops from now on at the municipalities of the two in all remaining, as before, united Parochien Confessions under separated complete, and forms instead of two for each church only one protestant uniierte municipality. “It is still mentioned that this is valid for all members of the municipality, if the reformed ones not already held themselves among them „the year ago 1817 with express explanation to another reformed municipality”.
It is remarkable that in the year 1846 by the Ministry for the religious affairs the employment of a Universitätspredigers was ordered, which should hold for Dorotheenstäd tables in the church services for the students. At the 3rd Advent 1847 this – for Berlin probably first „übergemeindliche ” Pfarrstelle, apart from the Militärseelsorge – was opened by a service, with which also the catholic rector at that time of the university held a speech. The Studentenpfarramt was maintained however only up to the year 1856. It was then transferred to the emperor Friedrich Gedächtniskirche.

In the year 1902/03 the church was again transformed. In place of the past timber ceiling it received a Tonnengewölbe. The emperor and its wife gave marble reliefs of the large cure prince and the cure princess Dorothea, which today in the garden „of the Schleiermacherhäuser ” (Johannes Dieckmann, early pigeon road 3) to see are. On the right of and to the left of the Altarapsis now two chapels were set. One found as communion chapel use, which took up others the monument of the count of the Mark, which had in the dark confessed one hundred years. This marble monument for with eight years the deceased the natural son of the king Friedrich Wilhelm II. and the Trompeterstochter Wilhelmine Enke, the later countess Lichtenau, was the first large work of Gottfried Schadow and represents in the judgement R. Borrmanns 1893 „the first work of the modern German art in Berlin “. It is located today – without inscription and Girlande – in (east) the citizens of Berlin national gallery.
Already before 250 years there were indications of an at that time still rare tolerance at the Dorotheenstädti church: Not only that the preachers and municipality members of the two protestant confessions forced themselves by their common place of worship mutually „to the bearing SAMness “; it also is reported, „that one with funerals and corpses of having an accident, suicides, Komödianten and the catholics not the strict, often even schimpfliche way did not observe, which were with other churches of Berlin use “: Funeral in a special corner of the cemetery, no bell ring and no candles.

The first Kirchhof was, as generally usually, around the place of worship put on. A free standing monument reminded of the imperial-Russian colonel general Konstantin von Stourdza, who had taken itself in the year 1806 in the zoo the life. A large part of the deceased was buried however in the Kirchengewölbe. Last burying at the old Kirchhof took place in the year 1876, after fifty had been already adjusted years before the funerals officially.

A second cemetery – on the left Spreeufer, which lock Monbijou opposite – was long occupied starting from 1708 about 50 years. In the year 1912 the municipality – together with Friedrichswerder – received the Dorotheenstädti Kirchhof existing this very day, which should become the historically most important cemetery of Berlin. There rest philosopher spruce and Hegel, which sculptors and architects Schinkel, Stüler, Schadow and smoke, which physician hoof country, who antiquity researcher Boeckh, which printer Litfaß and finally from our time heal ne Weigel, Bertold break, Arnold branch and Heinrich man. Starting from 1842 the municipality used a further Kirchhof at the reading road, in the today’s western part of the city. There the Zirkusdirektoren Renz, Schumann and shrubs are buried. Only temporarily – from 1889 to 1912 — the municipality had also a cemetery at the Schamberger road, which was called Tegeler Chaussee at that time.

At the beginning of this century at the Dorotheenstädti church still another minister was active, who admits beyond the borders of the municipality was: D. Wilhelm Schneemelcher, starting from 1902 Secretary-General of the protestant-social congress, founder of the magazine „protestant-socially “. In the church special services were regarded from 1921 to 1923 as Germans from Russia. Berlin was the goal of many refugees also at that time.

In place of 1917 20 years sold bell later a new bell in service were taken, whose inscription represents also a piece „to church history “: „Which the world war us took, has the time of the German unit us again-brought by the welfare service of our municipality and our woman wife in the third realm 1936. To see “- beside it was, as in the chronicle from the year 1937 is noted, the iron cross and – the swastika. In this chronicle it means also: „The burning Reichstag dome became us with all concern over coming heavy events a Fanal of a new free and strong Germany without party spirit and internal fights, like it whenever in Reichstag the damage for the reputation and those will our people expenditure-fenced became.”
On 23 November 1943 the Dorotheenstädti church was heavily damaged with a bomb attack easily, on 21 June 1944. Although it was classified still six years later than receive-worth, the ruin fell 1968 finally the pointed heel to the victim. The municipality is come up in Friedrichswerder. The name of the earlier quarter and its church is only resumed today by the two Kirchhöfe in the east and in the west. Also the Dorotheenstraße, which had been called originally „last road “, was umgewidmet: It is called now Clara Zetkin road. From „the lime trees ” out there the newurban Kirchstraße – this name is still received – leads toward Spree at a parking lot past, which is intended for the half for cars of the opposite message of the United States of America. The entire parking lot is noticeable by its own tree existence: Schnurbäume, God trees and genuine Robinien. There once the first Protestant place of worship of Berlin stood.

The cemetery of Dorotheenstadt is located in the heart of Berlin. It is one of the most interesting cemeteries in Germany, and the final resting place of German playwright Bertolt Brecht.
The cemetery was established in 1762, and although it has only 300 graves, more German artists, philosophers, and politicians are buried here than anywhere else. The tombstones of this cemetery read like the Who’s Who of Berlin’s intellectual and artistic elite.
Stroll through the cemetery which is shaded by giant trees, and you’ll discover the resting places of the philosophers Georg Wilhelm Friedrich Hegel and Johann Gottlieb Fichte, of writers like Heinrich Mann and Arnold Zweig, or the former German President, Johannes Rau.
Highlights
• The highlight of the cemetery of Dorotheenstadt is the grave of Bertolt Brecht and his wife, the actress Helene Weigel.
The couple lived in the house right next to the cemetery. Fans of Brecht often leave red carnations on his grave, a symbol for his political views.
• No flowers, but expensive cigars adorn the headstone of German dramatist and theatre director Heiner Müller, a trademark of this German artist.
• Another very impressive tomb here is the one of Karl Friedrich Schinkel, the German architect who designed many neoclassicist buildings in Berlin.
He did not only build the landmarks Gendarmenmarkt and the Old Museum, but he also designed his own gravestone.
The Dorotheenstadt is an area of Berlin comprising the area north of
Behrenstrasse (the street parallel and just south of Unter den Linden),
south of the River Oder, east of the Brandenburger Tor, and west of a line
formed by Oberwallstrasse/Falconstrasse/Niederwallstrasse. It was laid
out as a Vorstadt of Berlin in 1674. The record undoubtedly refers to a
baptism in the Dorotheenst”adtische Kirche, erected in 1677 as a
Simultankirche, for the use of both Lutherans and Reformed (merged into
the Evangelische Kirche der Union in 1831). 1680-1840 joined with the
Friedrichswerder Kirche; now Friedrichswerder[-Dorotheenstadt]
Kirchengemeinde. The original church registers for 1677-1874 were
destroyed during World War II, but microfilm copies prepared by the
Reichsstelle f”ur Sippenforschung/ Reichssippenamt in the 1930’s and
1940’s survive in the Evangelisches Zentralarchiv in Berlin. The Family
History Library in Salt Lake City has copies of these microfilms, and you
can borrow copies through any LDS (Mormon) Family History Center.
The Dorotheenstadt cemetery, officially the “Cemetery of the Dorotheenstadt und Friedrichswerder Parishes”, is a landmarked burial ground located in the Berlin district of Mitte which dates to the late 18th century. The entrance to the 17,000 m2 plot is at 126 Chaussee Straße (next door to the Brecht House, where Bertolt Brecht and Helene Weigel spent their last years, at 125 Chaussee Straße). It is also directly adjacent to the French cemetery (also known as the cemetery of the Huguenots), established in 1780, and is sometimes confused with it.
A small area surrounded by a low hedge is reserved for members of the nearby Berlin Academy of Arts, among others René Graetz, Anna Seghers, Erich Arendt and Lin Jaldati, a Jew who survived three concentration camps to make a successful career as a dancer and singer of Jewish songs.

The Marin Shipmates

Posted on August 29, 2020 by Royal Rosamond Press

Yesterday I am sitting on the bus bench looking at these two good ol boys come out of a black Japanese-built beater – with a Confederate flag on top. They had big guts and grey hair. They were letting it all hang out after Franklin Graham gave our President ABSOLUTION in the White House Rose Garden. They then went inside a phone store. I debated about crossing the street and yanking that flag from atop the car. These seniors were about my age. Were they looking to go down in a blaze of glory? I then thought about going over and talking to them, inform them I am about to form a branch of the Black Panther Party called…

MARIN SHIPMATES

I bought MARINSHIPMATES.COM  before I went to see my doctor. The night before, I watched a old movie about MARINSHIP. It was about the Government BUYING land in Marin County, and city named MARIN CITY to build Liberty Ships – and oil tankers. Then I see King Faidal and his bodyguards coming aboard the flag ship

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No Friend of History

I will be writing Gavin Newsom a long letter, letting him know that Jack London wrote about my German Ancestors, and lived in Belmont.

Grand Marshal Robert Weineke led the long column of many divisions, and with the assistance of innumerable aides on gaily caparisoned horses, went over the line of march in splendid order. The route was up Market Street to City Hall avenue , around the Lick monument, countermarch on Market to Kearney , to California , to Montgomery and down Market to the Oakland ferry. The banners were many and beautiful, but it was the uniforms that especially caught the eye. Gray and green predominated. And, it is indeed a pretty sight, a body of stalwart men clad in the traditional hunting green with black drooping plums of ostrich in their dark slouch hats. But with the recent development of machinery of warfare in one’s mind, one would forebear looking a second time at the unobtrusive, inconspicuous grays. They would surely conceal more easily a sharpshooter’s movements at the time when discovery would mean to invite a whirlwind of death-dealing missiles. And the grays were pretty, too-in fact, all uniforms were neat and tasty.

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DENNY LAWHERN, president of the Belmont HistoricalSociety, looks through images that willpotentially be hung in City Hall.

DENNY LAWHERN, president of the Belmont Historical Society, looks through images that will potentially be hung in City Hall.

Denny Lawhern died on March 8, 2022. You can say the History of Belmont – IS HIS BABY – that was passed down to him when senior members of the historical society – DIED! This history suggests there is a legacy to be passed down, like my family legacy that has amazing roots in Belmont that go back to 1848. We are a – PREMIERE FAMILY!

“When I got started I was kind of a junior member and now a lot of the older members have passed away and now I find myself being up there as one of the senior members,” Lawhern said.”

I found out Denny IS DEAD last night. I debated about showing him some respect, but, when I read what Cynthia McCarthy had written on his memorial…

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My Copyrighted Belmont History

Our German Heritage

Posted on November 18, 2021 by Royal Rosamond Press

Yesterday I found a book that says my great great grandfather, Carl Janke was a Forty-niner who built homes all over the Bay Area. This history was oppressed because Christians did not like the German Forty-Eighters who backed my kin, John Fremont, the co-founder of the Rebpilcian Party, and its first Presidential Candidate. Recording this history is the most important thing I can do.

John Presco

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My mistreatment by the Belmont Historical Society – WILL GO DOWN IN HISTORY!

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Honoring Germans Who Fought ForFreedom

Posted onMay 31, 2021byRoyal Rosamond Press

I was going to send an e-mail to a woman at the San Mateo Historical Society, but then found this article on the monument Germany is considering of an American Veteran, Carl Schurz. I was going to point out the remains of my Janke grandparents being dug up and moved to the Union Cemetery in the middle of the night. If I had received anything that resembled a civil greeting from any member of Belmont Historical Society, I might have visited the Union Cemetery this very day – that Nikki Haley called our VP “unprofessional and unfit” . I suspect I was snubbed by the BHS because I posted some Oakland History of Kamala Harris. Politics makes up a huge chunk of our history. I just posted on my Patriot Rosamond Family…

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Magdalene Cult vs. Complementarianism

Wow!

Has the love affair between Trump and Fox News gone sour? (msn.com)

The former president would call into the rightwing news channel seemingly whenever he liked. Fox News hosts pumped up every Trump utterance. Trump watched the channel religiously, and in 2019 alone he sent 657 tweets in response to Fox News or Fox Business programs.

Since then, however, things appear to have changed. Trump, as the New York Times has pointed out, has not been interviewed on Fox News for more than 100 days.

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I have got to finish my books and get them on the market so I can reach more people. I was just watching the Oak Island bullicrap, and Coppen’s wife was on. She introduced the fans of the History channel to Tobi Dobbler, the alleged Knights Templar leader. More BS.

Dorothy Patterson has written many books, and is a authority on Complementarianism. Wives must submit to their husbands, and compliment him – all the time. He is her protector, so, the more assault weapons he owns, the more puffed-up and virile he is in her help-meet mind. I suspect the wives talk about how many  guns Her Man owns over the backyard fence, because, only HE can own a cellphone.

The bigger your guns, the more Complementarians you have at your beck and call, doing their damnedest to make you look good. Hope Hicks clammed up at the Senate Investigation…

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How Old Was Jesus – And His Mother?

astor Paula White-Cain and US President Donald J. Trump remark at the "Evangelicals for Trump" coalition launch Miami at The King Jesus International Ministry on January 3, 2020 in Miami, Florida.

Trump baselessly said Jan. 6 instigators and a plot to kidnap Michigan Gov. Whitmer were “fake.”

My nonreligious children shouldn’t worry Justice Alito – Los Angeles Times (latimes.com)

Why wouldn’t’ God make damn sure all the facts were correct in regards to His only begotten son – knowing there were long argument over Torah Text? Here was God’s Chance to AUTHOR the most perfect HISTORY BOOK ever written! The New Testament – could and should – glow in the dark!

The Catholic Church and the Popes did not allow common people to read the Bible and burned Jan Huss for bringing The World of God to – The Common People! The dead John Wycliffe was dug up – and burned! Justice Alita is a Catholic and needs – some Bible lessons! Does he know Martin Luther wrote a famous anti-Semitic book calling for the burning of Synagogues, where rabbis were preaching about the Coming Messiah? The Pope declared Luther’s religion a heresy – and Protestant Saints were burned at the stake. The argument over whether Jews believed Jesus was the Messiah – while he was alive – has led to declarations like this..

“However, Judaism as practiced today does not worship the Christian God; that is, they do not worship the One True God of their ancestors. They have turned away from the truth of who God is.”

FORCE the Supreme Court to rule on this one. Do not be on the fake defense with them. They just want to LOOK GOOD – by making you LOOK BAD!

Here are three articles that should shake the world. Trump alleges the Jan.6 Insurrection was conducted by the FBI, and the attempted kidnapping of Michigan’s ‘s Governor – IS FAKE NEWS! How come Justice Alita is not offering proof this Non-Secular Man of God – speaks the truth? Has Alita READ the countless FALSE PROPHECIES about his beloved President who was supposed to HAVE WON a second term – according GOD & SON? When Trump The Divine DID NOT WIN, many Christian Seers made up SECULAR LIES to go with The Fake Secular Realities – that can not contain any Biblical truths, and thus…….any truth at all.

Here is an article saying scholars can not decide how old Jesus was – when he died! I am going to write Paul Thorton and see if he wants to cover….THE TRIAL OF JESUS AND PAUL in the L.A. Times. There is no death-date for Paul – either! Paul Thorton’s DEFENCE should be….

“I would be FOR making sure all secular children get to know who Jesus is, but, whose Jesus, and in what church do I get THE FULL FACTS AND TRUTH? Will Donald Trump come out with his Bible? Can I trust – he speaks the truth?”

Call their bluff! I want the Supreme Court to RULE on many Biblical issues, such as, the controversy around Jesus healing the blind boy! I’ll get in THE RING with Alita. I want to see if he has the right stuff. That he bases his argument on a unidentified boy and is mother – is bullshit! I’m for real. Let the Conservative Court act like the Council of Constance that ruled on a conflict the Teutonic Knights were having – with pagans. My Stuttmeister ancestors are said to be Teutonic Knights. Any proof of this?

John Presco

President: Royal Rosamond Press

Paul Thornton – Los Angeles Times (latimes.com)

On the Jews and Their Lies – Wikipedia

Wycliffe’s Bible – Wikipedia

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In the first ten sections of the treatise, Luther expounds, at considerable length, upon his views concerning Jews and Judaism and how these compare to Protestants and Protestant Christianity. Following the exposition, Section XI of the treatise advises Protestants to carry out seven remedial actions, namely:[12]

  1. to burn down Jewish synagogues and schools and warn people against them
  2. to refuse to let Jews own houses among Christians
  3. to take away Jewish religious writings
  4. to forbid rabbis from preaching
  5. to offer no protection to Jews on highways
  6. for usury to be prohibited and for all Jews’ silver and gold to be removed, put aside for safekeeping, and given back to Jews who truly convert
  7. to give young, strong Jews flail, axe, spade, and spindle, and let them earn their bread in the sweat of their brow

Then later on, after John Wycliffe was dead, The Council of Constance declared Wycliffe (on 4 May 1415) a heretic and under the ban of the Church. It was decreed that his books be burned and his remains be exhumed. In 1428, at the command of Pope Martin V, Wycliffe’s remains were dug up, burned, and the ashes cast into the River Swift, which flows through Lutterworth. This is the most final of all posthumous attacks on John Wycliffe, but previous attempts had been made before the Council of Constance. The Anti-Wycliffite Statute of 1401 extended persecution to Wycliffe’s remaining followers. The “Constitutions of Oxford” of 1408 aimed to reclaim authority in all ecclesiastical matters, specifically naming John Wycliffe in a ban on certain writings, and noting that translation of Scripture into English by unlicensed laity is a crime punishable by charges of heresy.

How old was Jesus when he died? Why scholars are not in agreement on it. (msn.com)

In 2015, spurred by the lengthy prophecy of a 27-year-old wunderkind named Jeremiah Johnson, many Pentecostals and charismatics embraced the idea that God had chosen Trump to restore America’s Christian moorings. Trump’s surprise win in 2016 offered a dramatic validation, and in 2020 dozens of prophets declared that he would win election again. This time, they were wrong. Yet, in the wake of Joe Biden’s victory, instead of apologizing or backtracking, a number of prophets continue to assert that it is God’s will for Trump to be in the White House and that a miraculous reversal is nigh. Enlow, who did not respond toa request for comment for this article, has said Trump’s victory will be made clear by March.

Trump baselessly said Jan. 6 instigators and a plot to kidnap Michigan Gov. Whitmer were “fake.”

  • He alluded to conspiracy theories about the Capitol riot being orchestrated by FBI agents.
  • Trump made the comments while speaking at the Conservative Political Action Conference in Dallas.

Trump baselessly claims that Jan. 6 instigators and Gretchen Whitmer kidnap plot were ‘fake’ in CPAC speech, video shows (msn.com)

Donald Trump said Capitol riot instigators and the plot to kidnap Michigan Gov. Gretchen Whitmer were “fake” in a speech at the Conservative Political Action Conference in Dallas, Texas, on Saturday.

The former president made the comments after talking about the January 6 Congressional hearings, which he called a “one-sided witch hunt.” 

“As another example, the sting they did involving Gretchen Whitmer was fake. Just like those who instigated January 6. It was a fake deal. Fake. It was a fake deal,” Trump said.

“Gretchen Whitmer was in less danger than the people sitting in this room right now.”

My nonreligious children shouldn’t worry Justice Alito – Los Angeles Times (latimes.com)

How old was Jesus when he died? Why scholars are not in agreement on it. (msn.com)

How old was Jesus when he died? Why scholars are not in agreement on it.

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Jesus Christ (also known as Jesus of Galilee or Jesus of Nazareth) is the central figure in  Christianity who is seen as the son of God. Important aspects of the Christian canon are the Virgin Birth of Jesus from his mother, Mary, and Jesus’ death, which was the crucifixion.

This brings up the question of how long he lived. Different sources have different death and birth dates. Research concludes it is difficult to find the exact date of Jesus’ death because of differences in the chronology of narratives surrounding his final days.

Rick Scott tells CPAC Democrats’ policies are ‘evil,’ the ‘militant left’ is the ‘enemy’ and the ‘greatest danger we’ve ever faced’ (msn.com)

U.S. Senator Rick Scott (R-FL) gave a lengthy speech at CPAC on Friday in Dallas, telling far right conservatives that Democratic policies are “evil,” the “militant left” is the “enemy” and “the greatest danger” America has ever faced while claiming Democrats are “wacky” socialists, and socialism is responsible for the deaths of 100 million people,

How old was Jesus when he died?

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Jesus was born around 4 B.C. and was crucified in A.D. 30, according to the PBS FRONTLINE show “From Jesus to Christ.” Britannica cites his birth year as ranging from 6 to 4 B.C. and has the same death year as Frontline. 

In general, Jesus’ age at death is heavily contested by scholars, according to “Dating the Death of Jesus” by Helen Bond and published online by Cambridge University Press in 2013. Some cite Jesus’ death as happening on 14th of Nisan, which would be “Friday April 7th 30 [A.D.] or April 3rd 33,” based on a scholar’s timeline preference, but Bond does not subscribe to the specificity of those dates.

Plenty of people have concerns about raising children without religion. I know, because I have three kids (two 10-year-olds and a 6-year-old), and they’re about as familiar with the Bible as they are with the Quran, the Bhagavad Gita or Dianetics.

One of those concerned adults is Samuel A. Alito Jr., the Supreme Court justice who wrote the opinion overturning Roe vs. Wade. In a recent talk he gave on religious freedom — noted mostly for his snide remarks against foreign critics of his abortion decision — Alito said this:

“I am reminded of an experience I had a number of years ago in a museum in Berlin. One of the exhibits was a rustic wooden cross. A young, an affluent woman — a well-dressed woman — and a young boy were looking at this exhibit, and the young boy turns to the woman, presumably his mother, and said, ‘Who is that man?’

“That memory has stuck in my mind as a harbinger of what may lie ahead for our culture. And the problem that looms is not just indifference to religion — it’s not just ignorance about religion — there’s also a growing hostility to religion.”

Alito gave no indication he heard the adult’s answer, and judging by the fact that he used the anecdote to set up a lecture on threats to religious liberty, I doubt he’s interested in it. To him and those upholding Christian primacy in this country (which is waning, quickly), a child asking that question at all unsettles them.

It doesn’t have to. If Alito had bothered to listen to the adult’s response, he might have learned something — perhaps how secular parents navigate societies still dominated by religious traditions, how we talk about other people’s cherished beliefs, or how we try to impart empathy and compassion to children, who naturally seem inclined to both.

CHURCH AND STATE

The Christian Prophets Who Say Trump Is Coming Again

In the growing community of charismatic Christian prophecy, faith in Donald Trump’s imminent return to the White House is a new dividing line.

astor Paula White-Cain and US President Donald J. Trump remark at the "Evangelicals for Trump" coalition launch Miami at The King Jesus International Ministry on January 3, 2020 in Miami, Florida.

Pastor Paula White-Cain and President Donald Trump remark at the "Evangelicals for Trump" coalition launch on January 3, 2020, in Miami, Florida. | Media Punch/AP

By JULIA DUIN

02/18/2021 04:30 AM EST

Julia Duin is a reporter in Seattle who specializes in religion.

Perched on a cream-colored armchair,Johnny Enlow, a 61-year-old, California-based Pentecostal pastor with short-cropped gray hair, a trim beard and Tom Selleck-style mustache, looked into the camera and prophesied that Donald Trump would become president again.

Not in 2024. In 2021.

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“The January 20 inauguration date doesn’t really mean anything,” Enlow said in the January 29 video, which has gotten north of 100,000 views on YouTube. According to Enlow, more than 100 other “credible” Christian prophets around the world had likewise declared that Trump, somehow, would be restored to power soon.

Indeed, Enlow was not alone out on that limb. Greg Locke, a Nashville pastor with a massive social media following, said after Trump’s loss that he would “100 percent remain president of the United States for another term.” Kat Kerr, a pink-haired preacher from Jacksonville, Florida, declared repeatedly last month that Trump had won the election “by a landslide” and that God had told her he would serve for eight years. In his video, Enlow went further. “There’s not going to be just Trump coming back,” he said. “There’s going to be at least two more Trumps that will be in office in some way.” Donald Trump, he proclaimed elsewhere, was “the primary government leader on Planet Earth.”

Photos, posted on their own respective social media pages, of (left to right) Johnny Enlow in a MAGA hat, Greg Locke in a t-shirt that reads "America needs Jesus" and Kat Kerr sitting in front of a Donald Trump sign.
Photos, posted on their own respective social media pages, of (left to right) Johnny Enlow in a MAGA hat, Greg Locke in a t-shirt that reads “America needs Jesus” and Kat Kerr sitting in front of a Donald Trump sign. | Facebook

Enlow, Locke and Kerr are among dozens of Christian prophets in America—religious leaders with followings among Pentecostal and charismatic Christians who claimthe ability to predict the future based on dreams, visions and other supernatural phenomena. Some prophets are church leaders, while others operate independently. There are no official requirements for prophet status, though followers generally expect prophets toget at least a few prophecies right.

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But, lately, that standard has come under duress—particularly when it comes to Donald Trump.

In 2015, spurred by the lengthy prophecy of a 27-year-old wunderkind named Jeremiah Johnson, many Pentecostals and charismatics embraced the idea that God had chosen Trump to restore America’s Christian moorings. Trump’s surprise win in 2016 offered a dramatic validation, and in 2020 dozens of prophets declared that he would win election again. This time, they were wrong. Yet, in the wake of Joe Biden’s victory, instead of apologizing or backtracking, a number of prophets continue to assert that it is God’s will for Trump to be in the White House and that a miraculous reversal is nigh. Enlow, who did not respond toa request for comment for this article, has said Trump’s victory will be made clear by March.

With only two-thirds of voters—and one-third of Republicans—expressing confidence that Biden won a free and fair election, many observers worry that these prophets are sowing more confusion, blurring the line between misinformation and religious proclamation. They are spreading their message to wide audiences—some preachers who amplify these prophecies have followings in the millions—thatincreasingly exist in an echo chamber of like-minded religious YouTube channels, Instagram feeds and websites such as ElijahList, host of the YouTube channel ElijahStreams, where Enlow’s video aired.

It’s well known that Trump received strong support from white evangelicals in the 2020 election; estimates hover around 80 percent. But the role that prophecy plays in that support might be underexplored. In a survey conducted last year, two political scientists found that nearly half of America’s church-attending white Protestants believed Trump was anointed by God to be president—a portion of the population that other scholars have dubbed “prophecy voters.”The share is likely higher among charismatic Christians, who skew more politically and theologically conservativethan evangelicals as a whole. And although this population is only a subset of American Christianity, it’s a large one: Some estimates hold that as many as 65 million Americans could be counted as Pentecostals or charismatics.

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Jack London’s Schützenfest Articles

Schützenfest – Wikipedia

During the Middle Ages, many towns had to find ways to defend themselves from gangs of marauders. For this reason, clubs and associations were founded, comparable to militias; these paramilitary associations were sanctioned for the first time in the Law for the Defensive Constitution of the Towns by King Henry I, and officially integrated into the towns’ defense plans. Accompanying the military exercises and physical examinations of the towns’ contingents, festivities were combined with festive processions. Participants from other parishes and, at times, even the feudal heads of state were also invited to these Marksmen’s Courts (Schützenhöfe). However, the self-confident spirit of the townsfolk that marked these festivities was not always regarded positively by the authorities. For this reason, different traditions developed in other regions. The military significance lessened over the centuries and became meaningless with the creation of regular troops and garrisons for national defense. The Schützenfests, however, continued in the form of a regional patriotic tradition.

San Diego Schutzenguilde


Jack London’s Schützenfest Articles

Schüetzenfest No. 1

July 15, 1901 . The Goths have entered Rome ! Aye, it is so, but there was no cry in the night, no clamor of hasty flight, no scurrying with household gods to the citadel. Rather, did San Francisco throw wide her gates and fraternize with her Teutonic invaders. On the other hand, these descendants of Germanic Tribesmen who swept down out of the forest of middle Europe some two thousand years ago, are quite unlike their savage forbearers. They are not clad in the skins of wild beasts, and though they bear weapons in their hands, we do not fear; for they come not in war, but in love; not as foes, but as blood-brothers. And though their ancestors of old time looted many a fair city, we need keep no anxious eye on our possessions. We have but one thing they might appropriate if they were able–and that is our climate.

        It was a unique parade, that which passes through San Francisco’s peaceful streets Sunday forenoon. Beneath fluttering banners and between packed rows of spectators, to the martial music of band and fife and drum, marched two thousand men and picked men all. Not since our own “ Californias ” has so splendid a body of men been in our midst. And picked men they certainly are, picked from all the states, these men of the shooting clubs, these sharpshooters, these Schüetzenbrüder.

        Men from the cities and men from the fields and forests; riflemen and sharpshooters from the Eastern centers, and hunters and fighters from the plains and mountains of the West. From Montana , Idaho , Arizona , Colorado and Iowa , from Chicago , New York and Boston , and even from Europe they have come to take part in the Third National Bundes Shooting Festival. They are skillful men, eagle-eyed and steady of nerve, who have won trophies everywhere-gun experts and crowned kings of the target, to say nothing of princes and knights galore, who have demonstrated their fitness on rifle ranges the world over, and who have come together here, by the shores of the Pacific, in friendly contest.

Promptly at the target The Examiner’s siren the parade swung into motion from the corner of Market and New Montgomery streets; and right here, in passing, it is meet to state that promptness pre-eminently characterizes these riflemen. No delays; no lagging. They achieve the impossible feat of doing everything on schedule time.

        Grand Marshal Robert Weineke led the long column of many divisions, and with the assistance of innumerable aides on gaily caparisoned horses, went over the line of march in splendid order. The route was up Market Street to City Hall avenue , around the Lick monument, countermarch on Market to Kearney , to California , to Montgomery and down Market to the Oakland ferry. The banners were many and beautiful, but it was the uniforms that especially caught the eye. Gray and green predominated. And, it is indeed a pretty sight, a body of stalwart men clad in the traditional hunting green with black drooping plums of ostrich in their dark slouch hats. But with the recent development of machinery of warfare in one’s mind, one would forebear looking a second time at the unobtrusive, inconspicuous grays. They would surely conceal more easily a sharpshooter’s movements at the time when discovery would mean to invite a whirlwind of death-dealing missiles. And the grays were pretty, too-in fact, all uniforms were neat and tasty.

        From the ferry a special boat, and from the Oakland mole a special train, carried the sharpshooters to Shell Mound Park . And there, at 12 noon , to the stroke, Captain F. A. Kuhls, President of the Shooting Bund made the opening address. Part of the program took place in the big pavilion, with the furled standards swaying beneath golden eagles of victory and the marksmen leaning picturesquely on their rifles.

        Grand Marshal Robert Weineke, for all that he had done, was honored by the addition of another badge to the many on his coat. But he was not alone, for the breasts of the President and the group about him on the platform were bespangled and blazing with innumerable medals. It was a marital scene, and it dissolved in true marital manner to the rattle of drums, the unisoned tramp of feet and ringing German cheers.

Then the great crowed scattered and spread over the grounds in a quest of restaurants or quiet places where hampers and lunch baskets might be opened, and also in the quest of that national beverage that made Milwaukee famous

        At 1 o’clock sharp the President F. A. Kuhls opened up the great shooting contest by firing three shots into the air. The first shot was “for our adopted country” the second “for the old fatherland” and the third “for the commonwealth of the National Shooting Bund.”

        At once followed by a wild scramble for the honor of making the first bull’s-eye, and the hasty firing only eased down when loud cheers proclaimed the lucky individual.

        Then what seemed like an indiscriminate fusillade set in. There were so many targets and so many shooting boxes that the whole thing seemed confused and disorderly. That there was any sanity about it, an adjacent lady could not be convinced. “How does anybody know anything?” she demanded excitedly, her voice pitched high in order to get above the roar of the guns. “Who is shooting what are they scoring? Who is judging? Who is keeping track? And where are the targets?”

        Nay, she could not see them. There were no targets. Preposterous! But a young fellow in a United States Artillery uniform calmed her apprehensions after a quarter of an hour of endeavor, where upon she undertook the hopeless task of re-explaining everything to her Grandfather.

        And well might she be forgiven her minutes of anxiety lest the whole shooting contest had gone to smash. At first glance it was indeed hard to locate the targets amid the maze of timbers and uprights that studded the range. Besides, two hundred yards is not to [be] sneezed at, and a black bull’s-eye at that distance does not appear overly large.

        What really gave the impression of disorder however, was the smoothness with which the machinery was running. The whole trouble was subjective. There was no evidence of the mind of some man behind and directing it all; no creaking of the wheels, as it were; but gradually as one grew accustomed, order began to appear out of chaos. Each man was firing in turn. The shooting secretaries were at their posts; and down at the far end of the range the targets were constantly being replaced, and the long handled spotters and vari-colored flags of the markers were indicating the scores as fast as they were made.

        And in this manner did the ten days’ contest commence; and not only is it the greatest shooting festival California has ever had, but it is the greatest ever held in the United States. It might put the tournaments of the middle ages to scorn; for in those same Middle Ages it is to be doubted if knights ever jousted for as princely prizes or for honors more highly esteemed and verily, in those days it was a rare knight who fared three thousand miles or more to a tilting match.

          The glittering array of prizes in the Temple of Gifts cost not a cent less than $100,000, while the honor that accompanies them is something that can be measured by worldly and commercial standards; Yes, the standards are quite different from those of old time. Here at the Bundsfest they will crown a man king. He will be a common man king, crowned not because of what his father or grandfather chanced to do, but crowned because of the things that he himself has done; and to be king of the American riflemen; to possess the steadiest nerve, the keenest eye, the finest and subtlest judgment, and to be adjudged by one”s own fellows-surely this is finer and bigger than to sit vacuously in a high place because, forsooth, some greater and stronger robber-ancestor ground a people under his iron heel.

        And while the sires and sons and husbands and brothers line up at the firing butts their womenkind and children are not a whit behind in enjoying themselves. All over the big grounds is frolicking and merrymaking of young and old; children in the swings and on the hobby-horses; lusty young fellows doing the giant swing on the bars or striking with heavy mallet tell they ring the bell three clips out of four; and then, since there are many men to shoot and only so many targets, there is dancing going on at both pavilions, and it must be confessed the floors are crowded with whirling couples. Everywhere is the clink of glasses to genial laughter, while over all, ringing and reverberating throughout the place, are the rifles. And for ten days without intermission, with balls, receptions and concerts in the evenings, this will continue.

        This is the Schützenfest.

Schützenfest No. 2

July 16, 1901 . –Promptly at 8 o’clock ere the sun had dissipated the morning mist, the contestants at the Bundes Fest let loose their rifles. They were canny marksmen, these, who left their snug beds at such a chill hour; for they knew when the light was good, and wished to try their skill when the air was quiet, before the sea-breeze came romping in from the Pacific.

        And they were ambitious, too; for the cash prize was the reward of him who made the first bull’s-eye of the day. This early and successful bird was B. Jones, a local man of ability and reputation. After this first little flurry the marksmen settled down to business, and thereafter until noon , when they knocked off for an hour to go to lunch, there was no cessation from the continuous firing.  

        It was a rare treat to watch a sharpshooter sitting down to work. With the shooting-case and gun slung over his shoulder he would tread his way to a vacant place at the table, shaking hands, nodding greetings and bandying persiflage right and left. Once at a table, off with his coat, collar and cuffs, up with the sleeves and on with a short and very business-like apron.

        Then comes the unpacking, for quite a bit must be done ere he burns his first powder. The gun must be set up and every part explained and wiped with painstaking care. The oil, which he so solicitously put into the barrel the evening before must as solicitously be taken out again with a cotton rag-if he wishes the weapon to do its very best possible by him. And one by one, he examines the cotton rags carefully as they emerge, until at last one comes forth immaculate and innocent of grease.

          Then there is the loading outfit. The caps and cartridges and bullets must be taken out and arranged, ready for use. By the way all the sharpshooters load their own shells, and load them on the spot. They are very finicky these knights of the target, and very wise. They will not trust even the most reputable firearms company to do their loading for them, and they know just what is what when they do it for themselves. Each has a particular number of grains that constitutes his favorite charge of powder, and he sees to it that that particular number of grains, neither more nor less, goes into place behind his bullet. However, so fine have they got it down, there is little variation in the weights of their charges. The great majority shoot from 41 to 44 grains of semi-smokeless powder. Besides greater evenness, another advantage accrues in loading one’s own shells-one always knows the exact condition of his powder.

        The tables in the shooting hall are pitted curiously with countless holes. One wonders; but when the sharpshooter screws his powder measure into the surface of the table the phenomenon is explained.

        Screwing the palm-rest on and adjusting and blacking the sights with a burning match, he gives his rifle a final look-over and turns to the loading. Most of the guns are muzzle-loaders, that is to say, the bullet is loaded via the muzzle, the shell and powder by way of the breech. The bullet has a slightly wider base, and as it is shoved down cleans the bore as it goes, gathering and sweeping before it whatever dirt happens to be in its path. Thus, the marksman always shoots with a uniformly clean barrel, and uniformity is what he strives after, especially when he has scored two bull’s-eyes on the “honor” target and has only one more shot coming.

        Deftly capping the shell, the sharpshooter slips it beneath the aperture in the powder-measure. A couple of twists of a thumb-screw and it’s filled with the precise charge of powder desired. A thin wad completes the process and with the rifle in one hand and a shell in the other, he proceeds to his shooting box and takes his first whang at the target. Then he must return and go over the whole performance again.

        In the hey-day of a machine age, when we are accustomed to the finest mechanisms, these target rifles are nevertheless marvelous creations. And creations they may be rightly called, for to the exquisite article turned out by the gun maker we must add the personal equation of the owner. Each marksman makes his gun over to suit himself, recreates it so to say. Out of all the rifles it is to be doubted if any two would be found that are even roughly alike. The most cursory glance suffices to indicate that there is just as much individuality about them as there is about the men who fire them. With proper training one could doubtless study human temperament from these things of wood and steel.

        In sights alone there are innumerable devices-in fact as many kinds as there are eyes. And out of the butt-plates longhorned and short, curling and straight, “Schützen” and “Swiss” and “Hunting,” rubber and nickel and brass could be epitomized to a complete course in comparative anatomy.

        While as for the palm rests-there is no end to them. Among the throwing-sticks of the Alaskan Indians one may look in vain for two alike, and so with the palm rests of the Schützenbrüder. Just as each man possesses a hand quiet his own and quite dissimilar to all other hands, just so does each palm rest resemble no other palm rest under the sun.

        And they are expensive affairs, these rifles, the average cost of each being somewhere around $100.00. Nor are they toys either. To be under fire from one at a half mile would be more edifying than comfortable, while at even a mile or more a man would be struck with an irresistible desire to head for the tall timber.

        Pope rifles seem to be the favorites, and though calibers up to 45 are permitted, the 32-40 is the standard. And here in a way is illustrated the infinite care and study which must be taken by a man if he would be a sharpshooter. The bullet of a 38-55 is larger than that of a 32-40. Being larger, the chances are, with precisely the same aim and landing in precisely in the same spot, that it would cut the ring a little bit closer, get in a little bit farther-in short, make a little bit better score. But on the other hand the recoil is heavier, as it naturally is in proportion to the caliber. So the sharpshooters after delicate and prolonged experiment have concluded that better results can be obtained with minimum recoil, than with a maximum cutting bullet; and the 32-40, for all around target purposes, seems to give the greatest satisfaction.

        It is not all in the mere aiming and firing, in the loading, cleaning and handling, important thought hey may be, there are other things which must be taken into consideration. A man must bring into play the finest and subtlest of judgment. He must be able to estimate on the instant the true values of virtually intangible things. And the ability or non-ability to do these this constitutes the chief difference between a crack shot and a luckless bungler. The study of the light is a science in itself, while the wind drift is probably harder to calculate than all other things put together.

        No cause is without effect, and no force can be without result when acting upon a flying object cut free from everything save gravitation. And so with the wind upon a bullet. In the two hundred yards which the bullet must transverse between the muzzle and the target there is ample time for the wind to deflect it from its course. And the least deflection will prove fatal to the score, while the wind, acting with never twice the same velocity and veering ever often in its direction, must be mastered or the marksman fails. And since there are men who make good scores, it is obvious that the wind is often mastered.

        Again a good sharpshooter must know himself-must know his own physical condition to a nicety. The dictum of a physician that a healthy stomach is the correlative of a sound mind, is something that a mouth full of words. And all public speakers have learned a severe cost that their best efforts have been made when their stomachs were in best trim. And it is so with the sharpshooter, who if any man ever does, must call upon the finest and most delicate resources of his mind. If a man be not at all his best and if he knows his business, he will not attempt any of the big shooting.

        King Hayes, who has hit a ten inch bull’s-eye 198 times out of a possible 200, at 600 feet, and who has won the crown of the Schützenfest for three years, thoroughly understands this. “No, I shall not shoot” he said today; “not until I feel better, a heavy cold on the stomach you know; I dare not dream of entering the lists.”

        Frank Dettling of the Sacramento Helvitia Club, the man who shot the first center bull’s-eye of the fest, was the only one in the morning who ventured his skill upon the Honor Target Germania. Each member of the National Bund is entitled to only three shots all told, so they are not in a hurry to try conclusions with it. But Dettling, unafraid, made a score of 55 out of a possible 75, and so many prizes have been offered he is not anxious to sell his score card.

        A. H. Pape, king of the California Schützen Club, scored 46, 47 and 49 out of a possible 150 on the standard target, 8 shooters on the ring target scored 71 and 72 out of a possible 75.

        The most splendid shooting, however, fell to the credit of C. M. Henderson of the Golden Gate Rifle and Pistol Club. At the man target he made three flags and a 19 in succession- that is to say in four shots he made 79 out of a possible 80, beating Harry M Pope by three points.

          That this be appreciated by the non-elect it were well to explain this man target. It represents the head and upper part of a man’s body, the whole figure being black. It is divided in perpendicular lines half an inch apart, the center line counting 20 and the numbers running down each side to 1. Now, at 600 feet the target simply appears black to the eye, yet Mr. Henderson put three shots dead into the center and a forth but a half an inch off.

        “Pretty close to $200 for the ten days!” his friends cried jubilantly as they crowded around to congratulate him. It is highly improbable that any competitor during the remainder of the fest will make the 80, while possibilities of a tie-score are not many. Anyway Mr. Henderson does not see his way to accept $190 for his chance at getting the $200.

        It will not come amiss, in conclusion, to speak of the precautions taken against accidents. No smoking is allowed in the shooting hall. In the same place, under all circumstances, the rifle must be carried perpendicularly, the muzzle toward the ceiling. And all manipulations with the rifle, and all alterations and aiming for the purpose of regulating the sights, must be done on the stand, the muzzle pointing toward the targets.

        But all this is in the very nature of the men of the Bundes Schüetzenfest. What else could be expected of men who are so definite and coherent in what they do and who take such fastidious care of their guns? No horseman ever tended his pet racer so tenderly than do they their rifles, and many a lover loves his loved one not half so well.

Schützenfest No. 3

        July 17, 1901 . – Tuesday was California Pioneers’ and Native Sons’ day and many of the men who shot swiftly and sure in the “days of gold” were in evidence at the firing boxes where they watched how the young idea had learned to shoot. As for the young idea-the native sons-why many of them were doing the shooting, being members of the National Bund as well as sons of California .

        The native sons of California Schützen Club, appropriately celebrated the day by capturing the first bull’s-eye.

        The knights of the target turned out in stronger force than on Monday morning. They had learned the best time for shooting when the light is more equal and the air is calmest. But yesterday was a good all-around shooting day, for even in the afternoon the wind was nothing to speak of. As far as they arrived the markmen fell into a business-like way, working steadily and the task of gathering in their fair share of the trophies arrayed in the Temple of Gifts .

        C. M. Henderson’s remarkable score of Monday on the man target, by which he tied the world record, did not seem to deter the bold hearted men of the Schützen clubs. The shooting at that difficult target was fast and furious, and early in the day Mr. Ross scored a 73 and Mr. N. L. Vogel made 70. But this is out of a possible 80, and Mr. Henderson hugs his score card of 79 closely and laughs. But then there are other prizes to be won on the man target, valuable ones too, and plenty of them.

          The men are beginning to warm up as the Schüetzenfest wears on, and there was shooting all along the line. The glass shooting-boxes of the Honor Germania and Eureka Targets were in use all day; though no record-breaking scores were made. M. F. Blasse of the Golden Gate Rifle and Pistol Club had his card punched to 64, followed by Ben Jones of the San Francisco Turner Schützen Club with another 64, which was good but not quite so good. In case of a tie it will be found that the bullets in his targets will not have cut so closely as those in the targets of Mr. Blasse.

        On the standard American target D. M. McLaughlin, at an early hour, ran up a 48 out of a possible 50. Mr McLaughlin is one of San Francisco ’s best shots and a jolly good fellow to boot. W. W. Yaeger, the Colorado expert, followed with a 46, being tied by H. M. Pope and J. Utschig.

        Jacob Meyer of the Sacramento Helvita Schützen made the best 71 out of a possible 80 no the ring target, being tied both by T. R. Geisel of Massachusetts and H. M. Pope, a member of the New York Club.

        And now that the ice is broken the “king shooting” has likewise begun, though none of the contestants has yet completed the requisite 200 shots.

        S. C. Ross [F. C. Ross], first king of the National Bundes, hammered steadily away at the butts all day, getting into trim. William Hayes, the reigning king, was also present throughout the day, though he did not touch hand to rifle. It is to be hoped he recovers soon from his severe cold, else, as he said yesterday morning, he will not be able to compete.

        Jolly Louis Ritzau, with his American flag mascot, was pretty much to the fore in pinging away at the targets; and it is whispered on the side of Mr. Faktor has an abiding faith in that same mascot.

        The outlook is bright that the next Bundesfest will be held at Denver , Colorado . Sentiment seems to favor some point midway between New York and San Francisco , and upon the map Denver locates near that very point.

        At first thought it appears strange that the best marksmen hail from the cities. Both the present and past kings of the Schützenfest are city men. Mr. Ross Hailing from Brooklyn and Mr. Hayes from Newark , N.J. ; but on second thought it is not so strange. There are specialists in shooting as well as in anything else. What more natural than that the city man does his work at the target, the country man his at big game? The methods are so different; different faculties, different powers are called into play. Not that the target man would make a poor hunter; far from it, but, rather, being a crack shot at the target does not indicate that he would be equally good at big game. And vice versa, of course.

        Out of the twenty men from Colorado some five or six use the palm rest, while the remainder hold their guns in the old fashioned, ordinary way. They are hunters, these men-hunters primarily. They are used to drawing beads on big game at times when seconds and fractions of seconds count. And they have become expert without the aid of some of the intricate contrivances favored by their city brothers. None the less, they have well demonstrated their skill at the targets, these cool-eyed men from the mountains, and some dark horse may crop up among them to bear away the crown.

Schützenfest No. 4

July 18, 1901 . – Most notable was the entrance upon the scene of Mr. Julius Becker, who, when it comes to Schützenfests, is one of the old warhorses. On his breast he proudly wore a silver metal cast in the figure of a war-harnessed knight and won at a fest of the Danzig Schützenguild of West Prussia in 1854.

        Among other metals, and some imperial, he had with him, won in competition from the early fifties to the late seventies. Very young it makes us Americans feel to sit at the knees of such a man, who calmly relates that he became first knight of the 525 th annual fest of the Marienwerder Schützenguild, and that happened a quarter of a century ago!

        Nearly six centuries gone, Winrich von Knieprode, first knight of the name, made his stronghold in a castle perched on a rock near Marienberg. This same castle it was that the Maltese knights built when they gave over crusading and fell to conquering the pagan Prussians; and from that this same castle Winrich von Knieprode waged successful war against the Robber Knights and gave law and order to the devastated land.

        And this was the knight who founded the first Schützenguild 550 years ago. And that guild, of which Mr. Becker is a member, still flourishes today and treasures the great metal chains of silver presented to the first Schützen König by its founder. These chains weigh twenty-one pounds and each year the target determines which member of the club is to receive the great honor of holding them in charge.

        When Napoleon Bonaparte brought Prussia to her knees, he entered Danzig with the express intention of looting these chains. But in vain were the royal servants browbeaten and threatened, and in vain were the gardens and cellars of the King dug up. The unconquered Corsican went on his way empty-handed; and the only thing, but the greatest thing saved, the King produced the chains and caused the glad tidings to be sent to all the people.

          Mr. Becker’s shooting days are over, but as he sits and watches us younger men and measures us by the traditions of centuries, we feel very young indeed. Many a long cycle and strange event must come to pass ere our children’s children and their children’s children shoot for kingship at the 550 th of an American Schützen

        Wednesday was All Peoples Day, and all peoples day it turned out to be, with smoke thick on the firing line and the men lining up for a chance at the targets. It was an ideal day, with just enough wind to cool the air and not enough to discommode the marksmen.

        That is, it was cool except in the glass shooting-box of the honor targets. Here strange and startling temperatures ranged, and, to judge from the sweat dripping from some of the men as they emerged, even a government thermometer could not have withstood the pressure.

        “Hot?” one of the unfortunates remarked, sweeping the moisture from his fevered brow; “just let me tell you that the steam-room of the Olympics is out of the running.” And threat he turned away, weak and tottery, to meditate upon the mystery of things in general and honor targets in particular.

        All the sharpshooters have balked at these three targets for three days now, and not a few of them are still balking. And small wonder. During all the fest a member is entitled to but three shots on them, while the prizes to be gained thereby are most valuable and the honors overwhelming.

        The fun has begun, however though it is anything but fun to the nerve-tied men who venture in to the glass box. Finally, when they have steeled themselves to the ordeal, they walk up very quickly, with determined faces, and duck in without a glance to right or left.

        Here is where A. H. Pape fell down yesterday. Pape is reigning king of the California Schützen Club, and from the opening of the festival has backed his reputation with skill and credit. Yesterday morning, having just made 23, 24 and a 25 on the ring target, and feeling rather good because of it, he decided that then was the time to tackle the Honor Target Eureka. Well, each shot is a possible 25, and his first shot netted him 9. His next shots brought him 21 and 22, but too late to avert the Waterloo . Then he grew reckless, and went up against the Honor Target Germania, dropped the red flag the first shot, missed the second and declined to fire the third.

        What causes merriment among the sharpshooters is the fact that his father F. Pape, who is 63 and who was never reckoned a crack shot, stands third high on the same target, with a score of 67. It is rumored that Pape the younger made the failure out of filial respect; that he could not bear to beat his father. But Papa Pape says nothing, though his eyes wink significantly.

Schützenfest   No. 5

July 19, 1901 . – Things are warming up at the firing butts. The fest opened Thursday morning with a rush, and swept onward and upward, from climax to climax, throughout the day. Rifles blazed at the stroke of eight and kept the secretaries and markers on the jump until the night-bell, when the Temple of Gifts opened its gates to the victors.

        Records were broken and smashed, and scores deemed impossible were made. Ringing cheers heralded these performances, and rushes to where the Rhine wine flowed free followed them. Hands closed on hands in the grip of fellowship, and men ordinarily decorous, clasped arms about one another’s necks and shouted congratulations.

        It was a great day, with King-shooting and honor-shooting furiously hot all along the line. But greatest of all was the breaking of all the records of the previous kings of the Schützenfest. The dark horse has been sprung, and midway in the game, and lo, he belongs to us of the Golden West, and nothing less than a San Francisco man is Adolph Strecker, who when the Fest is ended, will doubtless be crowned king of American Riflemen.

        It is an education to watch these target princes at work, and the more one watches the more marvelous does their work appear. In the mere facing the firing butts, individuality is the most manifest. All of them, except the left handed ones, of which there are several present, present the left side of the body to the target; but at that point similarity ceases. Nevertheless, somehow in one way or the other, they manage to approximate results-that is bull’s-eyes.

        First of all, they lean the muzzle of the rifle on the board before them, and snuggle the butt in against the arm just outside of the shoulder. Then the muzzle is elevated with a quick movement and there is more snuggling of the butt-plate. No child’s play this Bund shooting! It is noticeable that many of the men draw two or three long breaths before aiming, completely exhausting and expanding the lungs each time and doing the work on a full breath.

        After the gun is up, and before they go any farther into the matter, they shake their legs a bit, as though to settle down any shifted ballast, or, perhaps to polarize any fleshy molecules for greater firmness. And this notwithstanding the fact that their feet rest on solid cement. Then comes the sighting about which they are very deliberate, often dropping the muzzle to the board and beginning all over again, and it’s not unusual for them to leave the firing stand without having fired a shot. Slowly, back and forth and around, the rifle wavers and then, suddenly, it freezes and the man freezes too.

        There is no better way of describing it, unless to say that they petrify before one’s eyes-man, gun, everything turns to stone. Think it is hard? Try it. Never mind the gun or position; just stand upright, with arms to the side, and discover how unstable you are; feel one muscle after another slacking up and giving way, and your weight shifting, and your body swaying this way and that. Further, and just to enter into the psychology of it a bit, suppose you have two bull’s eyes on the Honor Germania target, and this is your last shot, and you know you’ll have to wait three years before you are entitled to three more shots-just suppose all this and take just into account the reputation you have to sustain and the critical eyes of your comrades focused upon you, and you will understand something of what the target princes have to endure, and you will gain somewhat of a knowledge of the tremendous self-control they must exercise.

          A 32-40 range rifle, charged with forty to forty-four grains of semi-smokeless powder, gives a report heavy enough to jar the atmosphere and shock the nerves of the bystander. And yet the marksman, when he has petrified with whole body, brain, and gun, and every faculty and thought finely poised, shows not the slightest apparent disturbance when a gun goes off in an adjoining box a yard away.

        But to return, when the rifle has stopped its wavering and the man has petrified sufficiently he presses the trigger, the gun goes off and the score card is made or marred. But the trigger! It may respond to the slightest pressure and the man may be able to hold the gun motionless for ten seconds, and for all that his shots may yet go wide. He is so constituted that he fails when it comes to pressing the trigger. Just at the moment that everything is in line and he knows that everything is in line, at the moment when from the brain a message flies to the finger “to pull,” at that moment of moments there is an involuntary preparation, an unpreventable stiffening of the muscles and the aim is spoiled and the bullet sped.

        If by mere thought a gun could be discharged without the transmitting of a nerve message or the consequent movement of a muscle, far higher records could be made. The man who best overcomes this, other things being equal, runs up the biggest scores. But right here at the pulling of the trigger is where many men fall down, and they fall down all along the way, so that the skilled sharpshooter is a creature of the keenest selection. He has passed scores of successive tests at which his fellows have been weeded out.

        The prize shooters discover a variety of ways in holding their guns. The majority use a palm rest, but among them they bring up the rifle to a nearly erect head and others lower the head to the rifle. Other men shoot with right elbow up and left arm straight and supporting the gun far out near the muzzle. Others balance the gun under the chamber with extended thumb and fingers of the left hand. And still others rest the trigger hand in hollow of left arm and clasp left hand about right elbow. Then some elect to stand with both legs firm and stiff, the weight of the body divided evenly between them; some with feet together; some with feet wide apart, and some with one leg stiff and carrying the whole weight and the other slack and idle.

        Most of the shots use the pinhead and aperture sight interchangeably, though a few stick to one or the other. These sights are a revelation to the ordinary non-shooting man, whose only knowledge of such things comprises the beads on revolvers and shotguns, and they explain, to some extent how the sharpshooters are able to do such marvelous work.

        Take the pinhead sight for instance, which is used by some when the light is dim or flickering. With it the aim is not ordinarily taken at the center of the twelve inch blank spot 600 feet away. At that distance the center would only be conjectural. So, with the pinhead sight the aim is directed at the lowest point of the circumference of the black circle. And if the aim is directed precisely at this lowest point in the circumference, the bullet will strike just six inches above in the dead center of the bull’s-eye.

        The aperture sight operates quite differently. It is, as its name indicates, a small circular opening, and is used as a front sight. When the gun is in proper position and the marksman looks through the aperture, it is seen to encircle the twelve-inch black bull’s-eye with just a bit to spare. This bit to spare rings the black with a circle of white. And when this ring of white is uniform in width all around the black, it is time to pull the trigger. Thus the shooter is not concerned with the center of the bull’s-eye at all. It does not in the slightest enter into his calculations. As with the pinhead, his business is with the bottom edge of the black spot, so in this case it is with the circumference of the black spot-a big improvement, it must be granted, on the old time method of sighting.

        Sighting is an intricate matter, and requires a wide knowledge of many things. In the morning when the light is gray, there is a tendency to shoot low. This is countered by elevating the sights, and all is well until the sun comes out full and strong, when the tendency is to shoot high, until the sights are readjusted.

        All good game shots shoot with both eyes wide open, the right eye making the sight, the left following the game. In target work this is not to be expected, but nevertheless many men so shoot. In such cases the left eye does not work, its line of vision being intercepted by the black card surrounding the back sight. But the advantage sought and gained is the placing of nothing more than a working strain on the right eye. The man who squints his left eye tightly is looking in an un-natural manner with his right. At the end of a heavy day his right eye will be unduly fatigued; and not only for that, for if he persist through a long period of time chances are large that his eyesight will be ruined.

        So it is not all beer and skittles and Rhine wine for these men who go up to the firing butts and with definiteness and coherency split the air with their little pellets of lead. In the days of old the mightiest muscle drew the longest bow; but today it is the finest and most delicate nerve that touches off the trigger. Brain has conquered brawn in the struggle for human mastery, and it is well that it is so.

Schützenfest   No. 6

        July 20, 1901 . – But, while the rifles are cracking, and little fortunes in powder are going up in smoke and little fortunes in lead are hurling through the air, the complicated machinery of this huge shooting gallery is running so smoothly that it seems automatic.

        Every bullet has its billet and of the countless shots fired not one goes unrecorded. Yet the targets duck up and down, vari-colored flash messages through the air, wires move backward and forward, wheels speak in cipher, and all the time not a human being is in evidence. The casual observer, without thought, is prone to accept it as part of the cosmos; on first thought it seems uncanny; and on second thought he is seized with an itching desire to go and see how it is done.

        But there are obstacles to be overcome. The casual observer will learn that the target-pit is the holy of holies, and that not even the National President of the bund can enter it unless accompanied by two of the shooting masters. For the markers have it in their power to make or break the scores of the sharpshooters, and the sharpshooters are only human men, and ambition is oftentimes an overpowering passion.

        Surely, I thought it must be great to go down there into the pit and listen to the swift-winged bullets singing their song of death not a yard above my head-all the effects of a modern battle, where the bullets are thickest and swiftest in the hottest part of the zone of fire! So I made it an object in my life to get there.

        The shooting masters swung off down the path in a long stride as though they had a long journey in prospect, and ere that journey’s end was reached, I, trotting at their heels, realized fully the distance traversed by the bullets from gun-muzzle to target.

        “Shooting master” was an open sesame; and given in response to the gruff “Who’s there?” the barred door swung open and the pit yawned at our feet. It was dug between to great bulkheads of sand, one of which received the bullets fired at the targets, and the other protected the men at their work.

        It was very cool and quiet in the pit, with the waters of the bay dashing softly beneath and the catspaws of sea breeze drifting by now and again. There was no sound of voices and the put-put of the rifles came to the ear faint and far off.

        But where was the battle? Where was the impact of the bullets and the zip of their flight? True, the long line of men and their scarlet-banded markers’ caps produced a military effect, heightened by the lacelike spotters held in their hands and by the colored pennants; but that was all.

        All traditions on the subject are violated at Shell Mound. These bullets do not fly shrieking through the air. They sing no song of death or score. I know that a yard above me, invisible to the eye, a steady stream of lead is flying, hundreds upon hundreds of bullets as the minutes tick off; and yet there is absolutely no sound. Bullets may sing at one hundred yards and they may sing at three hundred yards, but I, here and now, make affirmation that they do not sing at two hundred yards, soldiers and war correspondents to the contrary.

        It was fascinating-the contemplation of that silent, invisible stream, replete with potentialities of death and defying objective realization. One knew that it flowed there above, steady and unceasing, but the knowledge was based largely on faith. There was no direct evidence, for the evidence furnished by the double line of markers and targets was what the counts of the land constitute “hearsay.”

        Put! Put! Put-a-put! put! went the rifles, and the markers’ flags and wheels, in a constant motion, signaled the result of each shot. I looked at the target before me-a twelve-inch circular black spot in midst of a white paper square. On its unchanging surface I saw nothing occur, yet the markers waved a blue flag in token that it had been pierced somewhere within six inches of the center

        A fresh target takes its place and I resolve to watch more intently. Put! Put! Put! go the rifles, but they do not guide me. There are twenty and odd other targets and the men of the fest are shooting at all of them. So I put my soul into my eyes and strain at the paper object. The marker suddenly thrusts up a white flag and indicates the tiniest of holes, low down and to the right. Yet the paper had not even quivered as the bullet passed through it.

        I watch more intently. Time and the world and the Schützenfest swing on unheeded. My whole consciousness, life and being are summed up in that paper target. And there even as I look, a little hole has taken shape. But I did not see it take shape. The instant before it was not. The instant after it was. But so swiftly had it come that it escaped the eye.

        Behind the target line the sand flies up to sprays of diamond dust. A snug fortune of lead must lie in that heap of sand and I should like to grubstake a couple of men into it with a pick and a shovel and I would, too, were it not for the fact that Captain Siebe located the mine years ago.

        Friday was Ladies’ Day, and the jolliest day of the week. The traditional hospitality and sociability of the Teuton were ably vindicated by the wives and daughters of the local sharpshooters. These ladies of the Schützenfest received the ladies of the ladies of the visiting members.

        There was a concert by Ritzau’s American ladies orchestra, dancing in the pavilion, and singing and merrymaking everywhere; and at last, but not least, the charming Schützen Liesel, her picturesque costume giving the quaint old-time touch necessary to complete the picture and make the color true.

        When night drew down, the festivities increased, and after the laurels of the day had been distributed from the Temple of Gifts , the park was illuminated, and amid the sputtering of fireworks and blazing rockets a grand ball and general jollification wound up the day. Nor were the marksmen idle. The smell of powder was strong in the shooting hall, O. J. Barnes of the Colorado contingent, probably made the record of the Fest in successive bull’s-eyes, dropping the red flag eight times. In the king-shooting the members of the Bund, undaunted, hammered steadily away at the targets on the heels of Adolph Strecker, and their cards are running big. That they will overtake him is not probable. If they do it will mean that they will have broken the record of a phenomenal recordbreaker.

Schützenfest   No. 7

July 21, 1901 . – Never before in the United States , nor probably in the world, has there assembled a finer aggregation of marksmen that are now breaking records at Shell Mound Park . And as one watches them in their work, keen-eyed and iron-nerved, displaying the most delicate adjustments and subtlest judgments, one cannot avoid speculating on the part these men would play in modern warfare.

        And right here let it be stated that these target knights are not knights of the carpet merely. In every war the United States has undertaken, the sharpshooter companies have been among the first to gird on their harness and to go forth. And the work they have done has been the kind which may be classed as spectacular. A thousand men, molded into a huge projectile, and sweeping irresistibly across the field of carnage, is something that catches the war correspondent’s eye and which later blazons the pages of history. But the lonely sharpshooter, perched precariously in a tree or groveling in a scratch in the earth, fights his fight by himself. He must be General and army and observation corps all in one. He must do his own scouting, map out his own campaign and advance or retreat as he sees fit. And to do all this requires the highest individual efficiency, and to do it well is to make the extreme demand upon a man’s courage. Men are bravest in bunches, and the man who could storm the ramparts of hell with a thousand fellows may falter at facing one foe in a lonely wood.

          But to return. The sharpshooter has always played an important role in war, but never so important as now. The conditions of war have changed. Armies no longer come into close contact. The bayonet and cavalry charge are obsolete. Cold steel is no longer possible. Where the squadrons once thundered to victory are now the barbed-wire fence, the electric mine field and the inexorable zone of fire.

        Rapidity of fire, greater range, greater precision and smokeless powder have revolutionized warfare. The substitution of chemical for practically mechanical mixtures of powder and the reduction of calibers have given greater range, and by flattening the trajectory of the bullet, greater penetration. At half a mile a bullet will go as easily through a pile of men as through the body of one. And for a mile and a half it is deadly. And because of all of this the function performed by the sharpshooter in battle has become a hundred-fold more important.

        Julian Ralph, writing from South Africa , said; “Place Germany in a trench, and all the world could not drive her out until her ammunition or her supplies were exhausted.” And bearing this in mind, we realize the value of the community of men of the Schützen clubs now in our midst. Several hundred of them, anywhere in our mountains, would block the passage of Europe ’s proudest army.

        Nor is this an empty boast. >From the facts of the case let us speculate. The development of the machinery of warfare has invested frontal attack with overwhelming fatality. The British at the battle of Omdurman opened fire on the advancing dervishes at 2,000 yards, and with deadly effect; and the nearest any dervish approached was 200 yards. The whole dervish army was slaughtered beyond that distance.

          Our men of the Bund are disposed in the mountains, no one knows how. The enemy, not knowing how many men oppose it, would devote itself to skirmishing, scouting and tentative flank movements, all the while exposed to the withering, exasperating fire of sharpshooters. The air would be filled with little invisible messages of death, and remember, at more than a mile smokeless powder makes no sound.

        Watch a scouting party, a “feeler” detach itself from the great army and fare forth to the mountain enemy. A half-dozen mounted men it is, and they push forward quietly and unobtrusively. There is nothing to be seen, so they must “feel”- that is, expose themselves to the enemy’s fire in order to discover the enemy, and, if possible, find out its force.

        The horsemen ride out on an open place. The mountains and ravines, patched with clumps of trees and bare spaces, stretch out before their eyes. All is silent. Not a foe is in sight They alone seem to draw breathe in that wide expanse. They rise slightly in their saddles to search more closely the peaceful scene.

        Suddenly one of the men grunts and whirls in the saddle with throat a-gurgle, and pitches to the ground. His comrades are shaken. Not a sound has been heard. There was no warning. They search carefully. No smokewreath floats slowly up to indicate the position of the hidden sharpshooter. There are a thousand spots in the field of vision where he may lie hidden, and with him may lie hidden a thousand others But where? Ay, that’s the agonizing question, for even if they ask it, for aught they know, the bullet that brings them death is on the way.

        Another falls; a horse goes down; and they turn tail and fly madly. This is not war. There is nobody to fight. What else can they do but flee before the silent and invisible enemy?   And their report to the waiting army-How many men? They do not know. Where? Up there, somewhere, they know not where.

        In such a region, under such circumstances, several hundred sharpshooters could multiply themselves into many thousands. Always between them and the enemy, would intervene a mile of death which the enemy would be chary of venturing into.

        And if the exasperated general would send heavy “feelers” forward, with orders to go on and on; and if they did come in touch with the sharpshooters and charge, be it remembered, still, that with the new, self-charging, six-millimeter Mauser, a man can fire seventy-eight unaimed, or sixty aimed shots per minute. Thus, one hundred men of the Bund, securely ensconced, could pour into the advancing force 6,000 aimed shots a minute.

        But suppose things get too hot. All the sharpshooters have to do is retreat a bit. There are many mountains, and for each of those mountains the enemy would have to sacrifice many men, as witness Buller on the Tugela. And each mountain would mean that the thing would have to be done over again. But time is precious, and large armies are expensive, and never was an economic problem of warfare so important as it is today.

        But suppose the great army gives over and tries elsewhere. Large bodies move slowly, and the men of the Bund, in small detachments, could speedily outstrip the army and confront it again. And this is not theoretical. It is costing England a million dollars a day in South Africa , and British are anything but cowards. A lesson is being taught down there, and the world is looking and learning while Great Briton does the work and foots the bills.

        In the evolution of the weapon from the first hand-flung stone to the modern rifle, the conditions of warfare have changed many times. What the next change will be, we do not know. But, just now, for today and tomorrow, the sharpshooter is one of the most important factors; and in the battles to come, the nation with the largest number of sharpshooters and the best equipped, will be the nation, other things being equal, that lives. So all hail the men of the Schützen clubs! Every record they break adds to our strength and fits us better to face whatever dark hours may betide.

Schützenfest   No. 8

        July 22, 1901 . – There are times when sensation is more potent than thought; when intuition exceeds reason and obedience to the subconscious promptings produces bigger results than can the finest skill of the world. And the men of the Schützen clubs who make and break records out at Shell Mound are aware of this. And when they listen to the still small voice whispering admonition or encouragement and obey, they very often avoid spoiling their records or succeed in placing them a notch or so higher than ever before.

        Between himself and his audience the public man knows when he has established a perfect correspondence. The demagogue knows when his listeners are with him; so the actor and the preacher. Mark Anthony knew when the Romans were hanging upon his every word when he made his historic speech, knew that ten were responding perfectly to each secret suggestion, were being swept unwittingly along with him to the end designed.

          Likewise the sharpshooter. There come times when he feels that everything is with him, his eyes, his hands, his muscles, nerves, the gun, the target, the shooting range, and all the natural forces. He does not know why; he cannot tell why; he simply “feels.” He feels that then is the accepted time, that then he can perform prodigies of marksmanship.

        And if he be in normal condition, this feeling is true. He can go ahead and shoot far more ably than is his wont. But if he be in abnormal, nervous condition, the chances are large that this feeling or intuition is false. Ay, and there’s the rub-how to tell? Is the feeling the result of over-excitation? Or is it produced in some sub-conscious way by through co-ordination of all his parts?

        This through co-ordination comes but seldom, yet it is when it does come that that the greatest shooting is done. Every part of his complex organism must be fitted and running smoothly. The digestive juices must be doing their work. The heart must be pounding away the same as it would be if the man were asleep. There must be no inflammation of or fatigue of the eye. There must be neither too much nor too little blood pulsing through the brain.

        In short, the most delicate balance must exist between his parts. If the equilibrium of one be disturbed, all must work to re-establish that equilibrium. No one part may act without the instant communication of that act to all the other parts, and all the other parts must then and at once act in correspondence.

        But the marksman, when he is in perfect condition, does not know it. It must be impressed upon him somehow. Hi shooting if it has been commonplace before, begins to pick up. The red flags are dropping in quick succession He is doing well. Then, like a flash, and without thinking, there comes to him a feeling that now is the time.

        He warms up to the work, loading and firing rapidly. His blood is bounding, fresh and vigorous. His vision becomes clarified. He is aware of an exhilaration, of an elevation of the spirit, and he is no longer aware that he has a body, so perfectly does that body correspond.

        All sluggishness has departed from him. His brain is lucid and working without effort. Every fact recorded there through out his life, and related to shooting stands out clear and sharp. He may utilize them as it is not given often to him to utilize them; for they are all there before him and he may select from them all. When he estimates the wind drift, or the flickering light, or the changing atmosphere, he does so without exertion, so easily and quickly that that he does not know that he is doing it. He knows where each bullet strikes before the marker can give the signal. He has become a god and knows all things without thinking. In reality he is thinking, but so perfect is the whole correspondence that he is unaware.

          This is exaltation, inspiration. He is keyed up to concert pitch, He is oblivious to everything save the work he is doing. His brain, clear on shooting, is dim to everything else about him. He hardly knows himself. Faces of bystanders appear vague and indistinct. He moves as in a dream, aware of nothing but shooting, shooting, shooting.

        In such exquisite poise is he, such delicate balance that he has become like a somnambulist. The slightest thing may upset him. The least intrusion of the world he has withdrawn from may snap the tension. At a man’s speaking to him he may collapse. Then is the time for his friends to keep away from him and keep everybody else away from him. And it is not too much to say that he would consider himself justified in killing on the spot a man who harshly aroused him.

        Many call this condition luck, but the wise marksman, King Hayes among them, will shake their heads when questioned about.

        “It is perfect trim,” they will say, and they are right. It is when in such condition that the artist, the man who creates with head and hand, produces his greatest and most enduring works.   It is, to sum up, the condition when no part of the organism is unduly excited or unduly lethargic, but when an equitable excitement has been communicated to all parts, has elevated their pitch and given them unity.

        This is the condition of Strecker on that memorable Wednesday afternoon, when he fired the 160 shots that put him on the high road to the kingship. He was dreaming and dreaming greatly. He waved congratulating friends from him in an absent minded way, for he knew his inspiration was upon him and did not wish to waken. Nor did he waken until the targets closed down at 7 o’clock , when he came back to the world and his friends.

        On the other hand, this is a condition marksmen try to induce. Before venturing their fate, for instance, upon the Honor Eureka, they devote themselves to the ring target, and shoot, and shoot, and strive to bring about a perfect co-ordination of parts, This conscious effort to produce an exalted condition which will sweep them on to victory tends to bring about overexcitation. After three or four good successive shots they are prone to believe that the time has come. They feel it, but they feel it falsely. Then they tempt the honor target and are undone A lying spirit has whispered them to destruction.

        A. H. Pape had an experience of this kind. He was shooting exceptionally well on the ring target, which is twin to the Eureka . He was striving after the manner of marksmen, for that exalted condition, and he thought it had come to him. And when he made in succession 23, 25, 24 out of a possible 25, he was sure of it. So he presented his honor card to the secretary and trained his rifle on the Eureka and, lo! His first shot, that should have brought him a 25, brought him a 9. He had not run upon his luck, or, in other words, had not established the fine poise to delight equilibrium of mind and body.

        There is another phase of range psychology, quite different from exaltation. It is the itching to know one’s fate, the excitation produced by a good score and the knowledge that the next and last shot will make or mar everything, and the inability to overcome this excitation or to wait until it has passed away of itself. On Tuesday McLaughlin the crack San Francisco shot, made four 10s in succession on the Standard American Target. All he had to do was to repeat what he had already done four times, make one more 10, and the record of the Fest was his. This very knowledge was sufficient to produce a strong nervous excitement, while the desire to know the best or the worst was irresistible. So he fired his fifth shot and scored an 8.

        Wednesday morning on the same target, Strecker made four 10s. But he had the will requisite to prevent him from going up at once to know his fate. He restrained himself for two days before he fired the fifth shot; but even then he only made a 9. However, had he taken his chance at once the probabilities are large that he would not even have made an 8. As it was, his waiting enabled him to beat McLaughlin and to tie the high man.

        And finally there is F. E. Mason, who is displaying perhaps the most splendid self-resistance of all. On Friday he got in 150 shots on the king-shooting, making an average of 1.9½ per shot. Strecker’s average for his 200 is a fraction under 2. This makes Mason the only rival for kingship in sight, and his next fifty shots will decide. Yet for two whole days he has restrained himself and attempted nothing. “Waiting until conditions are favorable,” he says; which means waiting until he feels the right serenity of soul and body that accompanies perfect coordination, and until he hears the still small voice whispering to go in and win. Upon his ability to feel and hear correctly trembles the kingship the kingship of American riflemen.

Schützenfest   No. 9

July 23, 1901 . – Whenever men do things with head or with hand, a pardonable curiosity is aroused, and thus it is with the big men of the Bundesfest. Who are they? What are they like? How and why do they do these things? Are these not facts to generalize from? Can we not learn some of the qualities which enable a man to shoot his way to pre-eminence at the butts.

        This is the tenor of the questions asked by other men who do not line up at the butts or expect to line up, but who nevertheless would like to know. In answer one can only say that the facts are many and oftentimes contradictory. The nationality of the crack sharpshooters varies; likewise experience with rifles and targets. Some are old and some are young, while some seem to be all nerves, and others have no nerves at all.

        S. C. Ross [F. C. Ross] for instance, the first king of the National Bund, is a slender brunette of medium height. He is native-born and his clean-cut features are not distinctive of any particular race, but portray rather the cosmopolitan admixture of diverse races which is common of the American.

        He has an eye, black, with clear whites, and of quick movement. When it does come to rest, which it rarely does, it betrays that peculiar piercing quality as though he gazed right through one. In repose his face sometimes takes on a sad expression, which is quickly put to flight by the least human occurrence around him. He has a bright smile, quick to come and quick to vanish; nor is he slow to acknowledge a greeting or pass the good word along. His mind, as his eye, travels everywhere and is alert, eager, quick to see the point and cap it with another.

        Quickness characterizes him. He seems to be a bundle of nerves, to have more than his share of the American kind of nerves-the kind that makes men get up and dare things to the ends of the earth-the high-tension, finely strung, concert pitch kind-the kind that cannot brook defeat and fight to the death on a stricken field.

        But for all that Ross possesses restraint, control. When it comes to holding a sight on the target no man petrifies more solidly than he. His powers of concentration are likewise large, and necessity seems to have developed them. When he is shooting he is shooting, and that’s all there is about it. He’ll see you later; just then, no. And it is an emphatic “no.”

        William Hayes, the reigning king, is a medium sized blond, and not withstanding his fifty four years he has not put on flesh. He is slow of gesture and occasionally his speech lapses into a just perceptible drawl. Looking him full in the face and listening to him talk reminds me in a vague sort of way of Mark Twain. There must be something temperamentally akin in the two men. His full blue eyes move fully and steadily, without haste, but with certainty and dwell upon whomever he is talking with or upon what ever his hands are doing. Sever in response, his face and eyes break into the most winning of smiles. These smiles have a habit of lingering, and in this respect are quite unlike those of Ross, whose smiles come and go in a flash.

        Steadiness seems to best characterize King Hayes. Not that he is slow, though. He conveys an impression of potency, of powers to do, and while there is less nervous waste one feels in that wiry figure all the quickness of a cat.

        Like Ross he is no big game shot and has little field experience, though a veteran of the target. He is native-born and first began to shoot in 1869. He has been at it ever since, having attended most of the important contests of the intervening years.

        W. W. Yaeger, the crack Colorado shot, is also native-born and a blond. But he is a big game shot as well, and wind and sun have bronzed his fair skin and put upon it the weatherbeat common to men who live in the open. Further and worthy of comment, he is the only one of the big marksmen who really shoots offhand. He is remarkably slight of figure and weighs but 114 pounds. His cheekbones are prominent, with large hollows underneath. And although he has a wan and cadaverous look, after a cursory look one would deem Yaeger to be the most nervous of men. But on the contrary, if ever a man was the most devoid of nerves, he is. He has all the steadiness and solidity of poise a carriage one would expect to accompany 250 pounds.

        His movements are very slow and very deliberate. Nothing shakes him. There is never a quiver or tremor, and it is a joy to see him handle a gun. There is no flash to the eye or haste in his actions. It simply appears that he has something to do and is doing it. He may be characterized as deliberate, or, rather as the nerveless incarnation of deft deliberateness.

        But what ever generalizations may have been arrived at so far are knocked in the head by Adolph Strecker, the heir apparent to the Schützenfest crown. He is the last man in the world one would pick as a sharpshooter, much less as the king of the sharpshooters-that is, until he faces the target. His record extends over a quarter of a century. Crowned king of American riflemen in 1874 at Baltimore , his star has shown brightly ever since, but never so brightly as today. And still he does not look like a marksman.

        Long and lean of limb and tall, narrow-shouldered and narrow-chested, with grizzled iron-gray beard and hollow cheeks, his forty-nine years have weighed far more heavily than have the fifty-four of Hayes. The latter looks much the younger man. Strecker is also blue-eyed, but a native of Germany . His face is sad in repose, even melancholy, and when he smiles he looks boyish to a degree. He appears far from strong and one wonders that he was capable of the prolonged strain of firing 160 of his king shots in a few consecutive hours.   

        His eyes are unlike those of other fine marksmen. They are not keen and sharp and piercing, but seem filmed over with a dreamy softness of the kind that one would expect eyes of a maid, Yet those are eyes that out of 200 bullets guided 197 into the bull’s-eye.

        But when he faces the target he undergoes a transformation. He becomes cold, absolutely cold, as though as though cast in chilled steel. His whole nervous organization seems to stiffen and harden. And there lies his power. Nothing freazes him, startles him He has that peculiar ability to utterly forget the world and he can call upon the last least thread of his strength and knowledge and concentrate it all on the work at hand. On the day he did his remarkable shooting the rest of the sharpshooters ceased shooting and joined the spectators at his back. The excitement grew intense. Every time he raised his rifle hundreds of eyes were focused upon him, boring into him, and he knew it, but did not permit it to affect him. In fact, the more he fired the better he scored, and he was grieved when the lists closed for the day.

        By the way Strecker is extremely conservative and never goes in for improvements until he is forced. He was the last crack shot to give up his old-style muzzle-loading rifle, and he only gave up then and purchased a Winchester because the progressive men were overtaking him.

        Then came the Pope sharp-shooting rifle, with the Pope system of loading, and the progressive younger element invested and began to catch up with him. But Strecker fought and shy until the record was in peril, and until the thirty-two caliber bullets were rattling in the worn barrel. Then he sent the old Winchester to Harry Pope and had it bored out to a thirty-three caliber, and built over to accommodate the Pope loading system. This is the gun with which he did the work at the present Bundesfest, the same old Winchester he first used, battered and worn from over ten years’ service. It reminds one of the small boy with the bent pin and a piece of twine catching the biggest trout in the stream.

        Ittel, the Pennsylvania expert who cropped up late in the fest and came within three points of beating Strecker, is native-born, but of remote German ancestry. Strecker is the only one of the big experts who is foreign born. While the majority are of German decent, in from two to half a dozen generations, Hayes traces back to the little green isle and Ross’ name speaks for itself.

        In looking over these men one striking thing is manifest, none of them is unusually tall or stout. The men big in stature or girth, while they have done good work, have not done the very best. On the other hand, the men who have done the very best are of medium height or under, and are prone to leanness. This is hardly a coincidence. There must be some reason for it, biological, or psychological, or otherwise.

Schützenfest   No. 10

July 24, 1901 . – The king is dead-long live the king! Ay, and the Schützenfest is dead-long live the Schützenfest! Amid a great furor of enthusiasm King Strecker received his crown from his comrades-in-arms, and the last hours of the festival waned away in wassail and revelry that required special trains and boats to see the heroes home.

        And the Schützenfest died hard. All of Tuesday morning the rifles barked and the bullets thudded home. The smell of powder was strong, and to the last men lined up at the honor targets. And at the stroke of twelve, when the twenty and odd targets went down on the run, there were rifles steadied an eyes straining along the sights for the last bull’s-eye.

        At once the Temple of Gifts was rifled of its precious hoard, and on the long tables of the shooting hall was displayed the glittering array of prizes. Gold there was galore-gold yellow and mellow, rippling down the tables in shinning streams, spreading out into miniature lakelets and dazzling the eye with its shimmering witchery. And there were tall mugs, huge bowls and loving cups of precious metal; nor was the flash of diamonds or the glint of gems wanting to complete the splendid picture. It was the loot of a province spread fittingly there where the rifles had fought out the battle, and the beribboned and be-medaled Prize Committee apportioned the plunder among the men who had done the work.

        The rafters rang and rang again with cheers of greeting to the prize winners, and it was noted that the high score men smiled broadly, and continued to smile broadly. May the affliction become chronic. Next in honor to king Strecker was Dr. Schumacher, who made the record on the Honor Eureka and received the magnificent Hearst Trophy. On the shoulders of his brother marksmen, to the strains of “ America ” from the band, he made an exit from the shooting hall, madly waving in either hand his hat and a silver laurel wreath.

        Well, it is over. Never in the history of the bund has there been anything like it, and many a day will come to pass ere the like is done again. Nor has it alone been a spectacular affair with success achieved through lavish expenditure and magnificence. There has been shooting done besides, and the greatest of its kind. Every record of the previous test has been broken, and many records have been broken many times. From every standpoint it has been an unqualified success.

        And now that it is over, let us make confession. There are things our German-American brother can teach us. We can, among other things, sit at his knee and learn how to be sociable We understand democracy, but our democracy is Anglo-Saxon in it’s traditions and there is an aloofness and an aggressiveness about it. We are not prone to come together in large numbers and forget our individual sovereignty. One man is as good as another, therefore let one man get out of another man’s way. No crowding. Toes are liable to be stepped upon, and then there will be trouble.

        But while we understand democracy in its political sense, the German understands it better in its social sense. We have much to learn from him in democratic good-fellowship, for in that he excels. In his past history he has not had so much to say as others concerning liberty, equality, and fraternity; he has been too busy doing them. In the Fatherland straining against feudal forms and harsh lines of caste, he has been handicapped; but in the United States there was opportunity, and right well has he advantaged by it.

        He takes life less seriously then we, and more slowly. He puts a rhythm into it, as it were, and works and plays; while we race along, keyed up to the highest tension, at break-neck pace, always a jump ahead of the second hand. We haven’t time to laugh. Faith, life is too short and too strenuous. We sweat over our pleasure as well as our work, and take a vacation when the doctor forbids us our desk or shop. The Epworth Leaguers came in a flurry of special trains, jammed into our city, and departed in a tangle of baggage-they haven’t caught their breaths yet; while the men of the Schützen clubs were here first and in leisurely full swing, and are still here, and though the shooting is over have an unfinished itinerary of feasts, picnics and excursions.

        And though the German takes time to laugh, it is a jolly laugh, and in it is none of our haste-induced hysterias and none of the cynic levity of the French, which is the antithesis of laughter. There is room in life for a healthy, wholesome, good time, and if life over here seems crowded the German none the less makes room. Let the world and its cares wag on; he knows all about it and shoulders his fair share; but when he packs his lunch basket for a good time he sees to it that the world and its cares are left out. Sufficient unto the day, he holds, is the pleasure thereof.

        Last Sunday, out at Shell Mound, there came together a huge family party of ten thousand heterogeneous men, women and children. But the Teutonic influence was over them and they danced, played and made merry, and went home in glee. There was no wrangling or fighting or harsh words spoken. Good nature ruled the day and each did as his fancy dictated-so long as it did not infringe on the happy fancies of others, in which case he didn’t. Some elected to dance, others to shoot. Hundreds stripped their lean lithe bodies and pitched the shot, did gymnastics, and flashed through the air running, in high jump; hundreds preferred to dance, hundreds sang in chorus on the elevated platform, and for variety carried their leaders around on their shoulders; and hundreds chose to sit around the tables drink beer and look on. And it was well. Each followed his particular bent, extracted his maximum joy out of the day, and contributed his share to the general hilarity.

        Innate in the Teuton is the spirit of democracy. He believes in equality of opportunity and that a man should stand on his own two legs. The history of the Bund, taking its rise as it does out of the old Schützen-guilds of Germany , corroborates this. There the man who does the finest shooting receives the highest honors, and no matter who his father was, class distinctions fall away. A cobbler, if he is crowned Schüetzen König, takes precedence over the Emperor during the festival. The Emperor may sit beside the cobbler on his throne, but the cobbler’s commands are flat and the Emperor’s are not. As Julias Becker said the other day, “Not even the field marshal or the highest general would dare so much as brush the soot from his sights.”

        And so today, transplanted to the fruitful soil of America , the same spirit obtains and it is the spirit of democratic good-fellowship. It is said that in one party from the East there are nineteen millionaires. Well, I looked for those millionaires, and I failed to find them. From appearances there were no millionaires, or else they are all millionaires.

        A good illustration, and to the point, concerning fellowship is the little Teutonic trick in the giving of medals. In the average American contest, the medal-winner, if he is not over prosperous in the world’s goods, is usually forced to the verge of insolvency in standing for the crowed. But the Germans line their medal cases with gold pieces, so that the winner may hold up his end of good-fellowship and not have his good luck metamorphosed into calamity.

          During the fest the Germans among many things, manifested that they were good trenchermen. But, unlike the Latin, who eats for eating sake and takes a pride in cookery, the German eats for sociability’s sake. Dinner is a god-given hour, wherein he may meet his brothers in closer contact then mere rubbing of shoulders in the course of carrying on the work of the world.

        Nor did he neglect this hour out at Shell Mound, even when the firing was hottest and the excitement most intense. Promptly at the dinner hour the rifle was laid aside, and though there were records and records yet to break, he lingered for an hour or so at the table, where jovial company held forth and song and toast passed up and down. Surely the American tendency would have been to snatch a sandwich on the fly and go on with the shooting.

        A spade is a spade, and when the men of the National Bund said they were going to have a festival they meant a festival. And, looking back, a festival it was. California outdid herself in her open-armed welcome; the fest committee outdid itself in its arrangements; and it is not hazarding too much to say that the visitors did likewise in the good time they have not only had but given. So here’s to you, and standing, men of the Schützen clubs, jolly good fellows all, as good in comradeship as in jollity and as good in citizenship both!

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Rebuilding San Francisco and California

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At 7:40 A.M. on August, 6, 2022, I discovered articles written about my German Ancestor, by Jack London. He testifies to Grand Marshal Robert Wienke leading an army of Goths against Rome. My grandmother, Mary Magdalene Rosamond, was born of the Wienke family who contributed a Father and three Nuns to Order of Saint Francis that fled Germany. I have found a Lost Generation and Kingdom. The German influence in America was immense. Due to the two world wars, the history of the German American was oppressed, and, went into hiding. My mother did not know who the people are in the top photo. She said they were my father’s people “Bohunks” she believed. There is a rifle in one of the trees. I believe this photo was taken in Twin Peaks Park in Belmont.

This is an astounding Literary Discovery, being, John Fremont co-founded the Republican Party with the help of German Immigrants. A group of people are forming a new Republican party due to the evangelical radicals who came out of the Red Slave States. These Germans fought the Confederacy. Gavin Newsom has declared Cultural Warfare against proponents of Christian Nationalism that is born of Neo-Nazis and Neo-Confederates who took over Fremont’s party. To have London mention my Wieneke kin and the Turnverein Rifle events the Jankes took part in, is to say…..

The North has risen again!

John Presco

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In one of the film’s final scenes, M picks up a book and delivers a eulogy: “The proper function of man is to live, not to exist. I shall not waste my days in trying to prolong them. I shall use my time.”

If you’re wondering about the origin of those lines, look no further — but fair warning, there will be spoilers ahead. The lines that M reads come from Jack London, the 20th-century American novelist best known for adventure books like “The Call of the Wild” and “The Sea Wolf.” The passage was first published in the San Francisco Bulletin in 1916, which said that the author “is known to have said these words, just two months before his death, to a group of friends with whom he was discussing life and living.”

What Does M Read at the End of ‘No Time to Die’ About the ‘Proper Function of Man’? (thewrap.com)

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The Goths have entered Rome! Aye, it is so. But there was no cry in the night, no clamor of hasty flight, no scurrying with household gods to the citadel. Rather, did San Francisco throw wide her gates and fraternize with her Teutonic invaders. On the other hand, these descendants of the Germanic tribesmen who swept down out of the forests of middle Europe some two thousand years ago, are quite unlike their savage forebears.

Grand Marshal Robert Weineke, for all that he had done, was honored by the addition of another badge to the many on his coat. But he was not alone, for the breasts of the President and the group about him on the platform were bespangled and blazing with innumerable medals. It was a martial scene, and it dissolved in true martial manner to the rattle of drums, the unisoned tramp of feet and ringing German cheers.

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Here is the e-mail I sent Gavin Newson, the Governor of California.

Dear Governor; I am kin to all members of the Getty family via Elizabeth Rosemond Taylor, and thus all the Gettys are kin to Ian Fleming the author of James Bond novels. I began my own Bond novel ‘The Royal Janitor’ three years ago. The newest Bond movie has been delayed for over a year due to the Coronavirus. There many not be any profits from this movie. Hollywood must be hurting.

Today, I founded the European Union Kingdom of Helgoland, and made Harry and Meghan Windsor the titular King and Queen of this amazing island. I have suggested this royal couple read the names of the Knights of the Garter whose cote of arms are found in the stalls of Saint George Chapel where both Princess Diana’s sons got married. In researching Queen Califia, a African pagan, it occurred to me that Megan could play her in a movie, a propaganda movie aimed at weakening the threat of China. My 9th. grandfather is buried in Saint Georges and has a stall. His son was the Puritan leader, John Wilson.

I just had a vison: As Meghan and Harry take turns reading the list outside their home in Montecito, one by one – they appear – the Knights of the Garter of Saint George. Suddenly, Meghan is transformed into the ancient pagan queen who ruled California. Her court of beautiful Amazons are startled to see these English Knights, and a battle looks eminent. Just then, three ancient Chinese Knights appear – from the past. They are the Dragons of Buddha. They plead for peace, and ask for the Queen and King of Helgoland to help defeat the oppressive rulers of China, and restore the beautiful rituals that made China famous.

My kin, Carl Janke, was a Pioneer of Belmont. His sons wore the flag of the California Fusiliers that were a legitimate militia. Today is Archie Mountbatten-Windsor’s birthday. He lives in California. He will soon have a sibling – that will be born in California. His mother has been in great distress due to royal protection not provided her child – and his parents.

What I suggest, is, you reform the California Fusiliers, and have them be bodyguards to all the Windsors who have migrated to our beloved State. They will be financed by The Movie Lottery you will establish, where many citizens of all nations, can purchase stock in all movies made in Hollywood – before they are made! The common people who love Movie Goddesses, can read a synopsis of a script, and purchase a ticket in advance. When the movie comes out, they are given a free ticket to another movie. I see three sequels to California and Her Knights. Contact Meg Whitman to see if she could help make all this possible.

Sincerely

John Presco:

President: Belmont Soda Works

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Grandly Opens the Third National Bundes Shooting Fest

San Francisco Examiner/July 15, 1901

Author of “Son of Wolf” Describes Great Invasion

Peaceful Conquest by the German Sharpshooters

Parade Promptness

One of the Most Picturesque Processions This City Has Seen

The Goths have entered Rome! Aye, it is so. But there was no cry in the night, no clamor of hasty flight, no scurrying with household gods to the citadel. Rather, did San Francisco throw wide her gates and fraternize with her Teutonic invaders. On the other hand, these descendants of the Germanic tribesmen who swept down out of the forests of middle Europe some two thousand years ago, are quite unlike their savage forebears. They are not clad in the skins of wild beasts, and though they bear weapons in their hands, we do not fear; for they come not in war, but in love; not as foes, but as blood-brothers. And though their ancestors of old time looted many a fair city, we need keep no anxious eye upon our possessions. We have but one thing which they might appropriate, and which they surely would appropriate if they were able—and that is our climate.

It was a unique parade, that which passes through San Francisco’s peaceful streets Sunday forenoon. Beneath fluttering banners and between packed rows of spectators, to the martial music of band and fife and drum, marched two thousand men, and picked men all. Not since our own “Californias” has so splendid a body of men been in our midst. And picked men they certainly are, picked from all the States, these men of the shooting clubs, these sharpshooters, these Schützenbrüder.

Men from the cities and men from the fields and forests; riflemen and sharpshooters from the Eastern centers, and hunters and fighters from the plains and mountains of the West. From Montana, Idaho, Arizona and Colorado, from Chicago, New York and Boston, and even from Europe they have come to take part in the Third National Bundes Shooting Festival. They are skillful men, eagle-eyed and steady of nerve, who have won trophies everywhere—gun experts and crowned kings of the target, to say nothing of princes and knights galore, who have demonstrated their fitness in rifle ranges the world over, and who have come together here, by the shores of the Pacific, in friendly contest.

Promptly at the target The Examiner’s siren the parade swung into motion from the corner of Market and New Montgomery streets; and right here, in passing, it is meet to state that promptness pre-eminently characterizes these riflemen. No delays; no lagging. They achieve the impossible feat of doing everything on schedule time.

Grand Marshal Robert Weineke led the long column of many divisions, and with the assistance of innumerable aides on gaily caparisoned horses, went over the line of march in splendid order. The route was up Market to City Hall Avenue, around the Lick monument, countermarch on Market to Kearny, to California, to Montgomery and down Market to the Oakland ferry.

The banners were many and beautiful, but it was the uniforms that especially caught the eye. Gray and green predominated. And it is indeed a pretty sight, a body of stalwart men clad in the traditional hunting green, with black drooping plumes of ostrich in their dark slouch hats. But with the recent developments of the machinery of warfare in one’s mind, one would not forbear looking a second time at the unobtrusive, inconspicuous grays. They would surely conceal more easily a sharpshooter’s movements at a time when discovery would mean to invite a whirlwind of death-dealing missiles. And the grays were pretty, too—in fact, all the uniforms were neat and tasty.

From the ferry a special boat, and from the Oakland mole a special train, carried the sharpshooters to Shell Mound Park. And there, at 12 noon, to the stroke, Captain F. A. Kuhls, President of the Shooting Bund, made the opening address. This part of the programme took place in the big pavilion, with the furled standards swaying beneath golden eagles of victory and the marksmen leaning picturesquely on their rifles.

Grand Marshal Robert Weineke, for all that he had done, was honored by the addition of another badge to the many on his coat. But he was not alone, for the breasts of the President and the group about him on the platform were bespangled and blazing with innumerable medals. It was a martial scene, and it dissolved in true martial manner to the rattle of drums, the unisoned tramp of feet and ringing German cheers.

Then the great crowd scattered and spread over the grounds in quest of restaurants or quiet places where hampers and lunch baskets might be opened, and also in quest of that national beverage that made Milwaukee famous.

At 1 o’clock sharp President F. A. Kuhls opened the great shooting contest by firing three shots into the air. The first was “for our adopted country,” the second “for the old Fatherland,” and the third “for the commonweal of the National Shooting Bund.”

At once followed a wild scramble for the honor of making the first bull’s-eye, and the hasty firing only eased down when loud cheers proclaimed the lucky individual.

Then what seemed like an indiscriminate fusillade set in. There were so many targets and so many shooting boxes that the whole thing seemed confused and disorderly. That there was any sanity about it, an adjacent lady could not be convinced. “How does anybody know anything?” she demanded excitedly, her voice pitched high in order to get above the roar of the guns. “Who is shooting? What are they scoring? Who is judging? Who is keeping track? And where are the targets?”

Nay, she could not see them. There were no targets. Preposterous! But a young fellow in the uniform of the United States artillery calmed her apprehensions after a quarter of an hour of endeavor, whereupon she undertook the hopeless task of re-explaining everything to her grandfather.

And well might she be forgiven her minutes of anxiety lest the whole shooting contest had gone to smash. At first glance it was indeed hard to locate the targets amid the maze of timbers and uprights that studded the range. Besides, two hundred yards is not to [be] sneezed at, and a black bull’s-eye at that distance does not appear over large.

What really gave the impression of disorder, however, was the smoothness with which the machinery was running. The whole trouble was subjective. There was no evidence of the mind of some man behind and directing it all; no creaking of the wheels, as it were; but gradually, as one grew accustomed, order began to appear out of chaos. Each man was firing in turn. The shooting secretaries were at their posts; and down at the far end of the range the targets were constantly being replaced, and the long-handled spotters and vari-colored flags of the markers were indicating the scores as fast as they were made.

And in this manner did the ten days’ contest commence; and not only is it the greatest shooting festival California has ever had, but it is the greatest ever held in the United States. It might well put the tournaments of the Middle Ages to scorn; for in those same Middle Ages it is to be doubted if knights ever jousted for as princely prizes or for honors more highly esteemed and verily, in those days it was a rare knight who fared three thousand miles or more to a tilting match.

The glittering array of prizes in the Temple of Gifts cost not a cent less than $100,000, while the honor that accompanies them is something that cannot be measured by worldly and commercial standards. Yes; the standards are quite different from those of old time. Here at the Bundesfest they will crown a man king. He will be a common-man king, crowned not because of what his father or grandfather chanced to do, but crowned because of the things he himself has done; and to be king of American riflemen; to possess the steadiest nerve, the keenest eye, the finest and subtlest judgment, and to be so adjudged by one’s own fellows —surely this is finer and bigger than to sit vacuously in a high place because, forsooth, some greater and stronger robber-ancestor ground a people under the iron heel.

And while the sires and sons and husbands and brothers line up at the firing butts their womenkind and children are not a whit behind in enjoying themselves. All over the big grounds is frolicking and merrymaking of young and old; children in the swings and on the hobby-horses; lusty young fellows doing the giant swing on the bars or striking with the heavy mallet till they ring the bell three clips out of four; and then, since there are many men to shoot and only so many targets, there is dancing going on at both pavilions, and it must be confessed the floors are crowded with whirling couples. Everywhere is the clink of glasses to genial laughter, while over all, ringing and reverberating throughout the place, are the rifles. And for ten days without intermission, with balls, receptions and concerts in the evenings, this will continue. This is the Schützenfest.

The works of Jack London and other major journalists are freely available from The Archive of American Journalism: www.historicjournalism.com

A London Eulogy

Posted on October 7, 2021 by Royal Rosamond Press

The London Eulogy

by

John Presco

Copyright 2021

On April 14, 2021 I posted on Jack London’s connection to Ian Fleming and James Bond. With the release of ‘No Time To Die’ that post has proved very prophetic. It was my goal to ground Ian Fleming and my Bond book in Belmont California co-founded by my great grandfather, Carl Janke. I was met with opposition that will be in my book ‘The London Eulogy’.

Martin Eden Comes Home To Belmont

Posted on March 24, 2021 by Royal Rosamond Press

Capturing Beauty

by

John Presco

Copyright 2021

With the discovery Jack London lived and worked in Belmont, I have grounded my life’s work, and the creative direction of several generations of my family. who were Belmont Pioneers. And San Francisco Pioneers who helped found Fruit Vale that became a part of Oakland.

Jack London helped found the City of Carmel with the help of George Serling who was a founder of the Bohemian Club. My sister Rosamond had two galleries in Carmel. I bring my grandfather genetic DNA to Belmont where I found this day ‘The Belmont Bohemians’. I bring Ludwig Wittgenstein to Belmont. Like London and Martin, he was a philosopher. Edgar Albee said you got to fight for your bench. I own Belmont in a Literary Way.

John Presco

President: Royal Rosamond Press

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Martin Eden Comes Home

Posted on December 31, 2019 by Royal Rosamond Press

The Second Coming of Martin Eden

by

John Presco

Copyright 2019

The child plays
The toy boat sails across the pond
The work now has just begun
Oh child
Look what you have done.

I could not believe Rosemary had given me her father’s ship lanterns that once hung in the cabin of his sail boat. It was the last tour we would take together of the secret treasures that lie at the bottom of her cedar chest. My mother let me thumb through several issues of Out West magazine while telling me her father was a writer and a poet, but, she never let me read the work of a man I never met, never saw face to face. When my best friend, Bill Arnold, told me Rosemary had shown him the evidence Royal Rosamond was a writer, I was puzzled, and jealous. What gives?

The Old California Barrel Company

Posted on March 24, 2021 by Royal Rosamond Press

Jack London studied Communism. I guessed at what the wharf area of Belmont looed like when I had Victoria Rosamond Bond, and Miriam Starfish Christling come to Belmont to investigate the California Barrel. Company. Jack’s parents were psychics, I believe involved in Remote Viewing. Company. I saw the coming War of Words between the United States and China. I posted on the facebook of Jon Rosamond yesterday. I introduced him to the Sea Lord Caspar John who is the son of the artist, Augustus John, who is kin to Ian Fleming. The Bohemian Ghost (Caspar) fleet has landed in Bohemian Belmont. The knight under White Mountain – ride out to meet the enemy!

When I began the Royal Janitor I founded a THINK TANK – my think tank! It sits at the end of this wharf in Bohemian Belmont. There is a fading sign facing the Bay….

‘The California Barrel Company’ 

Turn Verein Earthquake With Oktoberfest

Posted on March 4, 2021 by Royal Rosamond Press

Here is a fantastic article about my great grandfather, Carl Janke, rebuilding the Turn Verein Hall that was destroyed in the infamous 1906 Earthquake! Wow! This makes all members of my family SURVIVORS of one of the greatest Historic Events – IN HISTORY!!!!

Too bad I can’t post it on the Belmont Historical Society because I have been banned because I threatened all of the members that I would go to the Mayor of Belmont. Did they think I was going to get them in trouble – for not giving me a warm greeting, and inviting me to MC events at the next Oktoberfest! I’m gong to write the German Consulate and tell them how my plan to esteem the German People of the Bay Area was thwarted. I mean, other races from other nations are honored.

My mother’s favorite movie is Gone With The Wind, followed by ‘San Francisco. My father looked like Jimmy Stuart when young, and a bit like Clark. Vic was born in San Francisco. After THREATENING to make a movie about Belmont, on the Mayor’s facebook, he took down all my posts, and banned me! I was still being a BAD BOY, a roguish rebel who does not want to go along with the program. My history must be taken from me, and I sent to Siberia-Mont.

Rosemary Rosamond’s favorite movie of all time, is ‘Withering Heights’. She died knowing nothing of our roots in Belmont, where Carl – was just like Clark! She did not know we are kin to Robert-E. Lee. With Lawrence Ferlinghetti out of the way – I’m the King of San Francisco. See?

This morning I awoke, and felt THEM combing through this blog – to really get something on me. They gleefully found some real dirt – and have taken it to The Mayor!

“We found some good shit, your honor. Mr. Presco has an inflamed ego – out the here!’

“Who does he think he is – GOD!”

“Exactly! He’s been playing GOD with us. But, he’s a scallywag and a cad!”

Below is a photo of Janke’s descendants at General Vallejo’s house. Then at the Janke crypt. This family built, and helped rebuild – SAN FRANCISCO! Hit it boys!

Wait a minute! Hold your horses! I think ‘Sweet Home Belabama’ should be a musical!

John Presco

Copyright 2021

(52) Jeanette MacDonald sings ‘San Francisco’ – YouTube

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San Francisco Call 14 August 1906 — California Digital Newspaper Collection (ucr.edu)

TURN VEREIN HALL IS DEDICATED.

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TURN VEREIN HALL IS DEDICATED.

Music, Taljk; and Dancing Mark Completion of Temporary Home

BIG ATTENDANCE

With music end speeches the ttmpo; rary San Franclseo Turn Verein If all, 853 Turk street, was formally dedicated Sunday night, and In the presence of a large aasembly of members the keys of the new building were presented by the president ofthe building committee to the’ first president- of the association. After the exercises had been, brought to a. close the -remainder of the evening was spent in j dancing. Cigars and refreshments were served and everything possible . wa.s done to make, the occasion one of enjoyment for all present. – No sooner had the earthquake and fire destroyed the – old hall than the members of the San Francisco Turn Verein j began to plan the erection of another building.; On. the Friday following, the earthquake a meeting was held.for that purpose and committees were appointed. to look after the work. The new building would have been completed some time ago but for the scarcity of lumber. • , “, ■”, ‘

The present building will serve all the purposes of the organisation until the new,’ expensive structure, work on which will be commenced almost immediately, is completed. .Then the’present hall will be used simply as a gymnasium. „ ..:;. :: /.; ;

The building committee having in charge the construction of the new hall consists of John Slmmen, ‘• president; William Plagemano and Hans V*ronl. The board of trustees consists of Fran* Acker, president; Paul Leonhardt. Hans VeronJ, psear Hooka and Charles Wolters.:’. V:” .’: ‘ ‘; ‘ : ‘ . .’ . . . ■ ‘7- :

The San Francisco Turn. Veraln. was organized in 1.853 and is the oldest association of its kind on .\the. Pacific Coast. Th» , main building, which Is soon : tQ b$ erected, will be 70×70 feet and will be three stories in height It will cost about?2o,ooo.

. BELMONT PARK! a THE PUBLIC, WHO WISH TO spend a few hours pleasantly, are invited to visit BELMONT PARK, located in a BEAUTIFUL GROVE at the entrance of Cafiun Diablo, ibout 25 miles from San Francisco, one hour’s ride >n the Ban Francisco and San June Railroad, and about 300 yards from the Depot at Belmont. The Proprietor. MR. C. JANKE, is a Herman, ilso proprietor of Turn-Verein Hal!. San Francisco, Having bad many years experience in beautifying places of amusement, feels confident that this PARK is more attractive than any other place in California, and will be completed on the lit day of May. U is hotel is built around a very large OAK TREE, near a fine stream of water surrounded by large >aks and shrubbery, with winding stairs up and platforms in many of the trees. The ground is properly laid out in order, with tables, seats, » to., and son tains about 30 acres; the dance hall is largeand veil arranged ; the bar well lupplied with chetce iqunm; suites of rooms and meals at all hours. Mu.’ic for danciDg will be at this place at all times ‘hen the Han Francisco and San Joai Railroad >mpany run excursion trains. Belmont. April 15. 1864. iplo-tf

TURNVEREIN SHARPSHOOTERS

The Home Guard Willing to Shed Its Blood but Only at Los Angeles The contemplated home guard of sharpshooters connected with the Turnverein Germania Is making but slow progress In getting organized. A minority of intending members met last night but failed to do anything. A score or so were willing to sign the roll to be forwarded to the adjutant general, but several others held back, not from lack of patriotism or want of sympathy with the United States, but for fear that In the event of the state’s accepting their services as an Independent company they might be called upon to do duty or fight away from home. These men hay* ties here which preclude their leaving their families or interests and they are unwilling to sign any papers which might turn out to be no obligation to leave Los Angeles and march to the front. They want to be strictly what the name Implies—home guard. As one man put it tersely, “I am for this country, willing to defend It here and shed my blood right in Los Angeles for the Stars and Stripes, but I’ll be goll-darned if I want to have it run out of my body at Milpitas or Sausalito.” At the next meeting, however, it is expected that so many will sign the roll that the sharpshooters will be able to organize.

Los Angeles 1898

A popular Union commander and native German, Major General Franz Sigel was the highest ranking German-American officer in the Union Army, with many Germans enlisting to “fight mit Sigel.” Sigel was a political appointment of President Abraham Lincoln, who hoped that Sigel’s immense popularity would help deliver the votes of the increasingly important German segment of the population[citation needed]. He was a member of the Forty-Eighters, a political movement of the revolutions in German states that led to thousands of Germans emigrating to the United States. These included such future Civil War officers as Maj. Gen. Carl Schurz, Brig. Gen. August WillichLouis BlenkerMax Weber and Alexander Schimmelfennig.

Schurz was part of the socio-political movement in America known as the Turners, who contributed to getting Lincoln elected as President. The Turners provided the bodyguard at Lincoln’s inauguration on March 4, 1861, and also at Lincoln’s funeral in April 1865.

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Yesterday I discovered one of my great grandfathers founded a Turnverein Hall on Bush Street in San Francisco. This hall was a place one could go hear music and practice gymnastics. The Seamens Friendly Union met here, and the Vigilance Committee.  Plays were performed, and debates held. This is the radical root of San Francisco that I have traced to the Longshoreman’s Hall and the first Acid Tests.  The Turner hall offered music and other entertainment as an alternative to gambling and prostitution. My father was a Merchant Marine and would be pleased to know the first institution for furthering sailor rights met in the Bush hall.

All seamen are invited to attend at the Turn Verein Hall on Bush Street between Stockton and Powell Streets on Thursday Evening, January 11 at 7 1/2 o’clock to form a Seamens Society for the Pacific Coast.

The Vigilance Committee combatted corruption and violence. These were idealists that lay the groundwork for a city famous for it cultural revolutions.

“Flaunting their rebellious spirit, the gymnasts of Vormärz wore their hair long and sported large black hats decorated with a rooster feather”

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Above are my grandparents having picnic in the Oakland Hills. There is a sharpshooters rifle hanging in the tree.  Janke had marksman contests Belmont Park. Many Turnverein were Socialists and Marxists.

Jon Presco

The Old California Barrel Company

Posted on March 11, 2021 by Royal Rosamond Press

The Royal Janitor

by

John Presco

Copyright 2021

Victoria found the old California Barrel Company in a old phone directory. There were two of them. One was located in the Dogpatch area south of San Francisco, and the other offshore of Belmont on the really old Wharf Road. Making their way carefully down the rickety wharf to the house that sat at the end of it, they passed a chicken coop. Just as they were about to knock at the door, it flew open, and there stood a jovial Santa-looking gentleman in his seventies!

“I knew I was going to have company today! My name is William Stuttmeister Janke, the proprietor of the original California Barrel Company. I’m going to have to fix my ladder and get up there and freshen up my fading sign. Are you looking to buy some barrels?”

“No thanks!,” said Victoria. “We came to talk to you!”

“How did you know we were coming?” asked Starfish. “And why are you wearing a Communist Russian flag?”

“Oh good! Glad to meet someone that brought their curiosity with them. I’m the only living augur in the world. If your chickens lay the big end of their egg facing north, it means there is someone coming to pay you a visit. I wear this flag to to keep the gossipmongers at safe distance. There are some vicious busybodies these days, and they respect no one’s boundaries. Many of them are Christians who insist it is their right – and duty – to discover if you are one of them. They can see me coming a mile off. They check me off their mental list, and even give me a quick smile out the corner of their mouth as if to say;

“At least one of them is honest!”

“I’m a Christian! Miriam Starfish declared, while taking a tiny step backwards to brace herself for what may come next.”

“Yes. I know!”

“How do you know?” Demanded Starfish!

“You’re little earing caught a ray of morning light! I felt I was transported to the Outremer and was Saladin gazing at the Crusader Army coming at him across the wilderness like John the Baptist.”

“Careful, old man, I will not tolerate blasphemy in my presence!” said Starfish with a scowl.

“Oh good. We got a feisty one this morning. Here’s a fishing pole. Let’s go to the end of the pier and see what we can catch. I’m a biblical scholar and know everything about the Crusades. He was a Kurd, you know?”

“What do you know about the Bohemian Club?” piped Victoria, as she took her borrowed pole. “We are looking for the origin. We want the list of the original members.”

“You are not alone!” Here, reach in that bucket and grab a live shrimp.”

Yesterday I purchased californiabarrelcompany.com. This is my e-mail address

johnpresco@californiabarrelcompany.com

The name of my think tank is

THE CALFORNIA BARREL COMPANY that in theory is located in Belmont California. I will purchase a P.O. Box. A contractor associated with Meg Whitman took my copyrighted name of the company my great grandfather, William Broderick, worked for. Members of the Belmont Historical Society gave me the Bum’s Rush and warned me I was violating their copyright by posting a old photograph of my great grandfather, William Janke. Consider this a Copyright War. Have you ever seen the movie ‘The Mouse That Roared’?

“Jerusalem has come!”

(2) Jerusalem Has Come – Kingdom of Heaven (2005). – YouTube

(2) The Mouse that Roared TRailer – YouTube

California Barrel Company, LLC, and Port of San Francisco Application Summary on Permit Application No. 2019.006.00

Starfish | Rosamond Press

The Old California Barrel Company | Rosamond Press

Queen Califia and The Knights of Saint George

Posted on May 7, 2021 by Royal Rosamond Press

Here is the e-mail I sent Gavin Newson, the Governor of California.

Dear Governor; I am kin to all members of the Getty family via Elizabeth Rosemond Taylor, and thus all the Gettys are kin to Ian Fleming the author of James Bond novels. I began my own Bond novel ‘The Royal Janitor’ three years ago. The newest Bond movie has been delayed for over a year due to the Coronavirus. There many not be any profits from this movie. Hollywood must be hurting.

Today, I founded the European Union Kingdom of Helgoland, and made Harry and Meghan Windsor the titular King and Queen of this amazing island. I have suggested this royal couple read the names of the Knights of the Garter whose cote of arms are found in the stalls of Saint George Chapel where both Princess Diana’s sons got married. In researching Queen Califia, a African pagan, it occurred to me that Megan could play her in a movie, a propaganda movie aimed at weakening the threat of China. My 9th. grandfather is buried in Saint Georges and has a stall. His son was the Puritan leader, John Wilson.

I just had a vison: As Meghan and Harry take turns reading the list outside their home in Montecito, one by one – they appear – the Knights of the Garter of Saint George. Suddenly, Meghan is transformed into the ancient pagan queen who ruled California. Her court of beautiful Amazons are startled to see these English Knights, and a battle looks eminent. Just then, three ancient Chinese Knights appear – from the past. They are the Dragons of Buddha. They plead for peace, and ask for the Queen and King of Helgoland to help defeat the oppressive rulers of China, and restore the beautiful rituals that made China famous.

My kin, Carl Janke, was a Pioneer of Belmont. His sons wore the flag of the California Fusiliers that were a legitimate militia. Today is Archie Mountbatten-Windsor’s birthday. He lives in California. He will soon have a sibling – that will be born in California. His mother has been in great distress due to royal protection not provided her child – and his parents.

What I suggest, is, you reform the California Fusiliers, and have them be bodyguards to all the Windsors who have migrated to our beloved State. They will be financed by The Movie Lottery you will establish, where many citizens of all nations, can purchase stock in all movies made in Hollywood – before they are made! The common people who love Movie Goddesses, can read a synopsis of a script, and purchase a ticket in advance. When the movie comes out, they are given a free ticket to another movie. I see three sequels to California and Her Knights. Contact Meg Whitman to see if she could help make all this possible.

Sincerely

John Presco:

President: Belmont Soda Works

(32) St. George’s Chapel – YouTube

Sir Winston Churchill’s Garter stall plates – College of St George (stgeorges-windsor.org)

You probably didn’t know that California is named after a black queen – (face2faceafrica.com)

Calafia – Wikipedia

Garter stall plates are small enamelled brass plates located in St George’s Chapel displaying the names and arms of the Knights of the Garter. Each knight is allotted a stall in St George’s Chapel and the stall plate is affixed to his personal stall. His successor knight in that stall adds his own stall plate and thus a fairly complete series of stall plates survives for the successive occupants of each stall. Many other ancient European Orders of Chivalry use similar stall plates in the home church or other building of their order.

They are works of art in their own right which demonstrate the skills of medieval and later metal workers and enamellers.

  • They are an extremely valuable source to students of heraldry, as they show contemporary images of ancient arms the provenance and reliability of which is second to none. Unlike the ancient seals which often survive, stall plates show not only the form of the arms but generally also the tinctures (colours).

“It is agreed that every knyght within the yere of his stallation shall cause to be made a scauchon of his armes and hachementis in a plate of metall suche as shall please him and that it shall be surely sett upon the back of his stall. And the other that shall come after shall have their scochons and hachements in like manner; but their plates of metall nor their hachements shall not be soo large nor soo greatte as they of the first Founders were excepte strangers which may use their plates and fashions at their pleasure”

St George’s Chapel | The Royal Family

Queen Calafia – The Adventures of the Real Mr. Science (therealmrscience.com)

Sir Winston Churchill’s Garter stall plates

Sir Winston Churchill’s Garter stall plates

2015 marks the 50th anniversary of the death of Sir Winston Churchill KG. As customary on the death of a Knight of the Garter, Churchill’s Garter achievements (banner crest, helm and sword) were removed from his Garter stall in St George’s Chapel on the announcement of his death and a wreath was placed in his stall, as shown in this photograph taken in 1965 [SGC PH CER.34]. The wreath remained in the stall until the presentation of Churchill’s banner to his family at Evensong on 5 April 1965. Churchill’s Garter stall plate remains on the stall as a permanent memorial of his membership of the Order of the Garter. However, it was not the only stall plate made for Churchill’s stall – the other one is now believed to be in private hands. How did this come about?

Sir Winston Churchill was nominated as a Knight of the Garter on 24 April 1953 and invested and installed over a year later, on 14 June 1954. However, the production and fixing of his stall plate were delayed by a long running dispute between the stall plate maker, Harold Soper, and the College of Arms.  Soper produced a partially completed stall plate for Churchill’s installation ceremony in 1954, but removed it immediately after the ceremony ‘in its unfinished state’, replacing it with a cardboard dummy plate of Churchill’s quarterly arms and two crests. By 5 October 1954, Soper informed the Garter King of Arms, Sir George Bellew, that the stall plate was finished but refused to produce it or to submit an invoice. On 29 November, Bellew wrote to Soper: ‘Can you let me have the Churchill Plate? If you do not wish me to have it and refuse to send it you can scarcely blame me for having another one made elsewhere, but that seems to me a foolish waste’.

In 1957, at the end of his tether, Bellew attempted to find an alternative manufacturer of stall plates, not just for Churchill but also for the other Companions of the Garter who lacked plates. On  1 July 1957, he wrote to Canon Venables at Windsor, ‘After nearly six years of trying to bury the hatchet with the Sopers I have at last had to give it up … Do not worry I am having all the plates made elsewhere (the first of which is Attlee, put up a few weeks ago). Churchill should be next.’

The manufacturer chosen was engraver George T. Friend. However, Friend lacked the skills and experience of Harold Soper in working with enamel and therefore came up with an inferior product. When Friend sent Churchill’s plate to the College of Arms for approval, the Garter King of Arms commented that he was disappointed that the red used on the plate was not brighter and noted that some of the enamel in the engraved surround had already fallen out. Friend was apologetic, explaining in a letter written on 29 May 1957 that ‘the engraved lines will not hold enamel, it is a lottery chance, and each time it was fired the other colours suffered.’ Friend concluded, ‘I cannot do Churchill in time [presumably for the Garter service on 17 June 1957], all will have to come out, it means doing it again. I would rather be in disgrace for delay than bad work’.  He eventually completed the plate and sent it to Garter on 14 January 1958 and in due course it was fixed to Churchill’s stall in St George’s Chapel. Friend went on to manufacture other stall plates for St George’s until his death in 1969 Field’s stall plate for Sir Winston Churchill What happened to the stall plate made for Churchill by Harold Soper? The plate was rediscovered in the effects of Miss Viola Soper at her death in 1989 and was auctioned with her other possessions. It fetched £6,000. In 1992 it reappeared at a Sotheby’s auction in Geneva, but did not reach its reserve price and was withdrawn from sale. It was put up for auction again in 2011 by Bonhams at an estimated price of between £10,000 and £12,000 and is, presumably, now in private hands.  A photograph of Soper’s stall plate for Churchill which is included in P Begent and H Chesshyre, The Most Noble Order of the Garter:  650 Years  (London, 1999) page 292 demonstrates the superiority of Soper’s work in design and execution. What a pity that it does not adorn the Quire of St George’s Chapel for which it was commissioned.

The Republican Land of Sunshine Party

Posted on April 22, 2018 by Royal Rosamond Press

   On this day, April 22, 2018, I found ‘The Republican Land of Sunshine Party’. There is a plan afoot to make several States out of the State of California. Many Republicans are unhappy. Why? I believe they are disgruntled because they have been sold fake Redneck, Neo-Cofederate cultural tradtions that have nothing to do with folks in the West, or, folks in the Red States, for that matter.

What I suggest is the formation of a new Republican Party based upon the traditions set by John and Jessie Fremont, as well as the traditions put forth by California Magazines that boosted the attributes of the West.

In answer to Traitors waving a Confederate flag in one hand, a Bible they know nothing about, in the other, I suggest ‘The Land of Sunshine’ ‘Out West’ and the ‘Overland Review’ be treated like Biblical Orthodoxy, and be a Guide to Western Behavior and Attitudes. I see a Country Court of Nine Guides, who will know these magazine from front to back. Their mission is not to solve every problem that comes along, but, keep The Western Republic’ on track. and, the members our party feeling good about themselves – and fellow Californians. Oregon and Washington are welcome to join us.

It’s all about – TRADITIONS!

Our goal is to make every man feel like he owns a million dollars, and a million acres. Our New Republican Women should be made to feel like Goddesses of Social Justice, and Promoters of Poetic Wellbeing. May they forever Enchant our Great State. Who knows, our Golden and Progressive Ideals may sweep Eastward, and bring Red States into the Land of Sunshine………of the Mind. Don’t worry! Be happy!

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Six_Californias

In theory, everyone who registers as a Western Republican, will receive a faux Hopalong Cassidy lunch box with Maynard Dixon print. Women members will get a faux Dorothea Lange camera, and a Depression Era image that will inspire The New Western Republican Deal. These items can be taken from our website – to be! Also included, one will get a Western Meal Ticket for an honestly made, and heavenly fried – baloney sandwich!  Trump gave his Free Lunch to the very wealthy. His baloney makes us all sick. Time to take care of the Dream Holders at the Golden Gate Diner of the California Soul!

Jessie Benton led a California Secessionist Movement in 1861, during the Civil War.  I will investigate. The Fremonts should be the leaders of any movement to divide California. I found an image of a map made in 1781. California was named ‘Marpacifico’ that means “peaceful sea”. There is a Mar Pacfico Flower. It’s time for Republican Flower Power!

https://www.ecured.cu/Marpacífico

Though the peoples of Asia and Oceania have traveled the Pacific Ocean since prehistoric times, the eastern Pacific was first sighted by Europeans in the early 16th century when Spanish explorer Vasco Núñez de Balboa crossed the Isthmus of Panama in 1513 and discovered the great “southern sea” which he named Mar del Sur (in Spanish). The ocean’s current name was coined by Portuguese explorer Ferdinand Magellan during the Spanish circumnavigation of the world in 1521, as he encountered favorable winds on reaching the ocean. He called it Mar Pacífico, which in both Portuguese and Spanish means “peaceful sea”.[4]

Jon Presco

President: Royal Rosamond Press

https://catalog.hathitrust.org/Record/011529362

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Jessie_Benton_Frémont

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Land_of_Sunshine

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Maynard_Dixon

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Dorothea_Lange

Political life[edit]

John C. Frémont served from September 9, 1850, to March 3, 1851, as a Senator from California. Their third child, John C. Frémont, Jr., was born on April 19, 1851, at Las Mariposas, California. While the couple was visiting Paris, France, their fourth child, Anne Beverly Frémont, was born on February 1, 1853. Anne died five months later, on July 11, in Washington, D.C. Their fifth and final child, Francis Preston Frémont, was born on May 17, 1855, in Washington.

In 1856, Frémont’s antislavery position was instrumental in his being chosen as the first-ever Republican candidate for President.[1] Jessie played an extremely active role in the campaign, rallying support for her husband. One particular campaign slogan read, “Frémont and Jessie too.” Her father, however, a lifelong Democrat, refused to endorse her husband’s bid for the presidency. This did not stop the supporters of Frémont from continuing to refer to her as the “first lady in the land,” a title her admirers continued to use throughout her life[4]

Frémont garnered many Northern votes, but ultimately lost the election to James Buchanan, though he did surpass the American Party candidate, Millard Fillmore. Frémont was unable to carry the state of California. If he had taken the state of Pennsylvania he would have won.

In the years following, the couple moved several times, living in California, St. Louis, and New York. She played an active role in the anti-Secession movement in California in 1861[5] and enlisted both Unitarian minister Thomas Starr King and writer Bret Harte to her crusade.[1] When Lincoln appointed Frémont as the Commander of the Department of the West in 1861, they returned to St. Louis.

Jessie Frémont served as her husband’s unofficial aide and closest adviser. The two shared the belief that St. Louis was unprepared for war and needed reinforcements and supplies, and both pressured Washington to send more supplies and troops. She threw herself into the war effort, helping to organize a Soldier’s Relief Society in St. Louis, and becoming very active in the Western Sanitary Commission, which provided medicine and nursing to soldiers injured in the war.

One of the most impressive feats of her political career came shortly after Frémont lost his position during the Civil War for issuing his own edict of emancipation, summarily freeing all of the slaves in Missouri, which antedated Lincoln’s own Emancipation Proclamation. Jessie actually traveled to Washington and pleaded with Lincoln on behalf of her husband, but to no avail.[6]

http://americanhistory.si.edu/collections/search/object/nmah_892856

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<< 2 of 2 >>Description (Brief)This tin lunch box was made by Aladdin Industries in 1950. The Hopalong Cassidy box has a metal snap for a hinged lid and a collapsible, metal handle. It was the first lunch box to bear a licensed image, and helped Aladdin Industries launch a new product line that would last for decades. Hopalong Cassidy was a TV, radio, and comic series in the 1950s, and the frenzy for Hopalong Cassidy merchandise led to more than 100 companies manufacturing more than $70 million dollars worth of Hopalong Cassidy products.LocationCurrently not on viewDate made1950makerAladdin

The Land of Sunshine was first published by the F. A. Pattee Publishing Company in June 1894 as a quarto measuring 9 by 12 inches (23 cm × 30 cm).[1]:38[6] It was originally ghost-edited by Charles Dwight Willard,[1]:47 while Harry Ellington Brook and Frank A. Pattee were both also involved in the creation and publication of the magazine.[1]:38–9 Willard was secretary of the Los Angeles Chamber of Commerce while he edited The Land of Sunshine, which from its inception was supportive of commercial interests in Los Angeles and San Diego to the extent that it would have caused a clear conflict of interest controversy if Willard was publicly linked to the magazine.[1]:40 According to Edwin Bingham, in its first volume The Land of Sunshine developed a long-standing dichotomy between covering regional commerce and culture.[1]:42 From its beginning, the magazine also took concerted measures to increase its circulation, including both imploring its readers to share copies with their friends and supplying public libraries around the United States with issues of the magazine.[1]:43

At the end of 1894 Charles Fletcher Lummis was publicly named editor of The Land of Sunshine, and the first issue produced under his control was January 1895.[1]:47–8 Lummis promised that the magazine’s coverage of Southern California would be “concise, interesting, expert, accurate” to the extent that it would be trusted by Eastern readers.[1]:48 He also placed an increased emphasis on the cultural and intellectual content of the magazine.[1]:49 According to the Los Angeles Times, he transformed the magazine from a “Chamber of Commerce promotional sheet” into a “sterling literary magazine” in which he voiced his own opinions about everything from art and philosophy to politics and current events.[7] Perhaps his favorite subjects, however, were championing Native American rights and criticizing the Federal Indian Policy.[6] Lummis was regarded as an “impulsive firebrand” as a thinker and a writer, and his ideas, both in The Land of Sunshine and other works, often had a polarizing effect on other writers and academics.[6] In June 1895, the magazine was reduced to dimensions of 6 by 9 inches (15 cm × 23 cm), although its total number of pages grew

You know, in this book I really tried to dispel the notion that the Civil War was just fought on a few hills and cornfields in Virginia, Tennessee, and Georgia. I very much wanted to show that the Civil War was also fought in thousands of communities and millions of families throughout the country.

At the outbreak of the American Civil War there was a serious debate about the course that California and the Far West would take. Many people out west were interested in separating into a Pacific Republic – a separate nation from the United States. This new nation would turn its back on the war in the east and face out onto the Pacific and its great potential.

The Civil War was really fought about the West, the future of America. Western expansion was one of the true flashpoints of the Civil War. The destiny of the west – slave or free soil – became a central issue as the United States continued to add western territories and states.

In my book I identified a few individuals who really epitomized this struggle for the future of California. The two characters that I focus on in California – Jessie Benton Fremont and Thomas Starr King – were two of my favorite characters in the book and really unlikely heroes in this struggle.

Jessie Benton Fremont, by virtue of being a woman and the wife of a prominent political figure, was someone who was not supposed to participate in political debate and statecraft. Despite these societal limitations, Jessie Fremont, an extraordinarily intellectual person, proved to be a remarkable political strategist. Her behind-the-scenes actions in support of the Union cause in California proved to be of great importance.

Thomas Starr King was perhaps an even less likely figure to play a major role in deciding the future of California. This pale, small, almost homunculus of a man, a Unitarian minister originally from Boston, had been very resistant to entering politics before arriving in California. But facing the real specter of secession, King and Jessie Benton Fremont soon became powerful partners working to keep California in the Union fold. Many people would later say that King was the man who saved California for the Union.

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Republican Presidential Candidate

Posted on February 5, 2021 by Royal Rosamond Press

I predicted the demise of the Republican Party. I pointed out that the greatest crime about QAnon, is, it uses the alleged rape of children for political gain. I asked how many followers of Trump – do not believe the rape of children is true? The next day the sane world is entreated to the most vile testimony imaginable when Greene blames the free press for exploiting raped children – too. Greene admitted 911 was true, after saying it was not, and, the free press is trying to “divide us”. McCarthy accuses the Democrats of adding more fuel to the fire, and not once considers Cortez’s remark that she feared for her life, and her PTSD was activated because she was raped as a child.

QAnon Rep. Marjorie Taylor Greene reveals she had a ‘great call’ with Donald Trump | Daily Mail Online

According to Tom Snyder, all four Presco Children are victims of incest – and our grandchildren. Snyder says this – for profit – then walks away, he believing there is going to be a movie about the rape of children that will get him more money. Profits from the movie will not go to my two nieces, my late sister’s Heirs.

Above is a photograph of me with Springfield’s elected officials in closed session. In public session I presented my proposal to have Franklin Street renamed, Harry Lane. I know there is a fake WANTED poster put on a fake abuser site, that members of the City Council can find – if they google my name! I know I am a victim of incest and extreme abuse – including slavery! My parents invented demonic ways to torture their children they believed they owned. They took our friends from us and used them sexually. My father would call my lover in the middle of the night and put the make on her. I almost got shot confronting him. He admitted he ended up in bed with my niece because they had been drinking together – and she came on to him. She says he kicked down a door.

On February 1, 2020, I announced I am a Republican Candidate for President. When did Biden choose Harris as his running mate? I ran because I believed that I represented all the major problems in the world and in the Republican party that one writer says is going the way of the Whigg party. I championed the State Department and our relationship with Germany and England – that President Biden restored yesterday!

Today, I am imploring a top rate law firm to champion the plight of REAL ABUSED CHILDREN and bring a lawsuit against the Republican Party – FOR CHILD ABUSE. I have gone to Incest Survivor Meetings and began a self-help book in 1992 where the major theme of this book, is….THE COVER-UP DOES MOST OF THE DAMAGE!

The real handicap I have owned most of my life, is my ability to see into the future. I had a dream about the Oakland fire. I saw into the future when I announced I was a candidate on April 18, 2019. When did Biden announce he was a candidate? Look at all the incredible things that had to happen – to make my visions come true! The next day I ask if evangelicals are false prophets. I predict a two year dark age is coming.

Are Evangelicals Fake Futurians? | Rosamond Press

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Harry Lane Center For Peace | Rosamond Press

“Will we allow the media, that is just a guilty as QAnon of presenting truth and lies, to divide us?” Greene said, referring to the conspiracy theory, which posits that Democrats are tied to a global sex trafficking ring that also involves Satanism and cannibalism.

Democrats were expected to move forward later Thursday with the vote to remove her from her committee posts.

House Rules Committee Chairman Jim McGovern said that while Greene expressed regret over her remarks and claimed to have an epiphany that QAnon was false in 2018, many of her comments, including those endorsing violence against House Speaker Nancy Pelosi, were more recent.

“I understand that Marjorie’s comments have caused deep wounds to many and as a result, I offered Majority Leader Hoyer a path to lower the temperature and address these concerns,” McCarthy said. “Instead of coming together to do that, the Democrats are choosing to raise the temperature by taking the unprecedented step to further their partisan power grab regarding the committee assignments of the other party.”

Greene regrets ‘words of the past,’ without specific apology (tampabay.com)

Fake Victims and Domestic Terrorism | Rosamond Press

Followers of QAnon could care less about the fake victims they invented. They are about getting more and more attention – by using raped children – that are not being raped. They are intercepting the natural concern for abused children, and applying it to themselves. Mary Broadhurst suggested Alley Valkyrie did this when she went after me – in Belle’s name. 

How many members of QAnon – do not believe children are being raped – but go along with this lie in order to get attention for their group – and own more power. This makes them a special breed of pedophile and raper of children. Did Trump use these crazy users of fake victims to start an INSURECTION? Did Trump use children?

WASHINGTON (AP) — A fiercely divided House has tossed Rep. Marjorie Taylor Greene off both her committees, an unprecedented punishment that Democrats said she’d earned by spreading hateful and violent conspiracy theories.

https://www.msn.com/en-us/news/politics/divided-house-kicks-greene-off-committees/ar-BB1dpgcl?ocid=msedgdhp

Is the GOP going the way of the Whigs? (msn.com)

Today, 165 years later – plagued with deep ruptures – it’s possible the Republican Party could dissolve in a decade or two. The critical question: Is Trump adoration by the GOP base akin to the Whig’s splintering over slavery?

WASHINGTON (BLOOMBERG) – US President Joe Biden announced he is halting and reversing Trump administration foreign policy initiatives – including troop drawdowns in Germany and support for a Saudi-led offensive in Yemen that turned into a humanitarian disaster – as he sought to boost morale at the State Department.

Mr Biden said on Thursday (Feb 4) that he is ordering a full Pentagon review of the US military posture worldwide. That includes freezing former president Donald Trump’s plan to withdraw about 9,500 soldiers from Germany – a move that stunned European allies and generated bipartisan protest in Congress.

Mr Biden’s vision for foreign policy stands in stark contrast to Mr Trump’s “America First” approach in which the former president often shunned alliances and resisted acting against adversarial moves taken by Russia and other countries.

U.S. warship sails near Chinese-controlled S.China Sea islands (msn.com)

Biden Halts Trump-Ordered US Troops Cuts in Germany – NBC New York

Biden halts Trump foreign policy from Yemen to Germany in first diplomatic speech, United States News & Top Stories – The Straits Times

Joe Biden began on April 25, 2019, when Biden released a video announcing his candidacy in the 2020 Democratic party presidential primaries,

n June, Biden reached the required number of delegates to become the nominee. On August 11, Biden announced that Senator Kamala Harris would be his vice presidential running mate. On August 18 and 19, Biden and Harris were officially nominated at the 2020 Democratic National Convention, making Harris the first Asian American and the first female African American to be nominated for vice president on a major party ticket.[

Harris announced she was a candidate for President on January 2019

Acting President and Presidential Candidate

Posted on April 18, 2019 by Royal Rosamond Press

On April 18, 2019, the day after my grandson, Tyler Hunt’s birthday, I announce I am a Republican Candidate for the Office of the United States, and, I am hereby Acting President. As my followers know, I am a Futurian. I can not say if I won the 2020 Presidential election because that would not be fair to the voters. Due to the extreme crisis King Bobo, Putin, and Sarah Sanders ‘Evangelical She-thug’ have brought into the world, I was elected by the Futurian Committee to serve as acting President.

I am amused at the Time Juggling Thug Wamp, William Barr, is performing with our Justice System. The Law is not a Time Machine. However, Dark Villains have tried to use it as such in order to escape punishment. Thanks to me, King Bobo, and his Thug Wamps, have failed to alter the Mueller report. Something went wrong. It was not supposed to happen this way.  The King has no clothing!

In the next two years, I will reveal what was really going on behind the scenes. This will take – real time! Until then, enjoy your shining hour in the sun!

God save the Future America!

John Presco

Futurian Candidate for President

Most presidential candidates are entitled to receive Secret Service protection from the federal law enforcement agency that also provides security to all U.S. presidents and vice presidents and their families. Serious presidential candidates begin receiving Secret Service protection during the primary campaigns and continue to get coverage through the fall election if they become the nominee. Secret service protection for presidential candidates is provided for in federal law.

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Posted on November 6, 2014 by Royal Rosamond Press

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The European Union Kingdom of Heligoland

Posted on May 7, 2021 by Royal Rosamond Press

On this day, I found the European Union Kingdom of Helgoland. Elizabeth was once the Queen of the European Union. There were other nations that belonged to the EU that had royals who employed democratic nations in their title. China is celebrating the Death of the European Union, and is mocking Australia as being the symbol of the end of the British Commonwealth. At the same time, China eyes nations in Africa. Brexit, was the Beginning of the End. The Trumpites modeled their INSURECTION on Brexit.

I declare the Duke and Duchess of Sussex, the titular King and Queen of the Island of Heligoland, and seek the backing of the German Government to make this Kingdom their new Hands Across the Water, in order to Unify Germany and Britain, so they can take on their mutual enemies that are making plans to do them harm. Let us found a bond with the State of California so it will represent the European Union of the West, looking East to where our common adversary threatens our common supremacy of….The Seas of Liberty! Let San Francisco Bay and Hawaii be the Common Port of a New United Nations Fleet. Let us erect a International Sister of Liberty on Treasure Island that will look forever out the Golden Gate. Let the Kingdom of Heligoland be a Kingdom of Refuge for all the royals of the world, and all journalists.

The people of Heligoland are hoping the European Union bases Frontex on their Small Rock, that can be the Gibraltar of the New Union and Kingdom. Illegal Immigration has toppled Britain and the United States, and made these once powerful nations vulnerable to TREACEROUS crack-pots and religious cult leaders, who pretend to protect us from the foreign enemy within – when they are THE ENEMY WITHIN! These are NOT PATRIOTS.

I suggest the building of Two Towers of Liberty, one on Heligoland, and the other on Treasure Island. After 911, the United States did not respond correctly. We tried to gain back our power and lost prestige by launching a a war in Afghanistan – that alas we pull out of. President Biden has bid his Vice President, Kamala Harris, to solve the illegal immigration across our border. The Trumpites spent billions on Their Wall of Fear, that was the biggest Billboard Campaign of Fear erected – since the Great Wall of China. Trump”s Wall is the greatest failure in American History. He failed to get reelected, and his cult followers FAIL see how they lost. They are sore losers, just like the Confederacy, who seceded from the Union – AND FAILED!

I challenge China to come up with THEIR SOLUTION to illegal immigration, or shut up! Their threats ARE VILE, and intellectually dishonest. We can do better. Let our Vice President meet with members of the European Union in order to form a better way, a sane approach to what the People of the World have long engaged in. Consider Exodus!

John Presco ‘Nazarite Judge’ President ‘Belmont Soda Works’

The Queen Came To Me In A Dream | Rosamond Press

California Fusileers (militarymuseum.org)

European Border and Coast Guard Agency – Wikipedia

German Federal Coast Guard – Wikipedia

European Border and Coast Guard Agency (Frontex) | European Union (europa.eu)

Treasure Island, San Francisco – Wikipedia

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From Fairmont to Belmont

My grandfather was a professional gambler in the Barbary Coast of San Francsico.

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I am now going to put forth a proposal for a film titled

From Fairmont to Belmont

It will be about the history of Bohemianism in Oregon, California, and NewYork. The movie ‘The Barbary Coast’ is from The Bozone. It is the model for my life. It is Victor Hugo Presco marrying Melba Charlotte Broderick the granddaughter of Augustus Janke of Belmont whose father built Belmont, and helped rebuild this famous Bohemian Capitol after the 1906 earthquake. My father’s mother is name after Charlottenburg Palace. The Stuttmeister lived on a street they made, at No.1 Berlin Way. They developed about fifty homes in the town of Fruit Vale, that like Fairmont, was swallowed up. Berlin Way is on my birth certificate. But, what is still blowing my mind, is where Wensel Anton Braskewitz-Prescowitz came from. He was born in Bohemia.

This is why I was anxious to find a backer…

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