Janke and Turner Abolitionists

I had a psychic hit that there was trouble coming. Add to this posts on facebook I read where Trump supporters declared they will fight to the death, one did not need to be – that much of a Seer! Why then didn’t any of our spendy Intelligence agencies SEE what was coming? How about foreign spies? Do Russia and Israel keep a close score which way the wind is blowing in our Un-United States? How about black leaders and journalists? Did they sound a warning – that went unheeded. AFTA was being blamed – before hand! Did the FBI get fooled by this right-wing smokescreen? I don’t like the Capitol Insurrection Hearing, so far, because THE MAIN TARGET of these white militias – is black people.

Stuttmeister ‘The Wonder Man’ | Rosamond Press

February is Black History Month. In July of last year I founded the Black Turners and the Marin Shipmates, a all Black Navy. I posted this video of the Chilean army doing the goosestep – on a Black Panther group! I was banned. I formed the New Army of the Potomac, so there will forever be s standing force of Black Soldiers prepared for the next attack of neo-Confederate Racists – who will never give up! Never!

What I suggest is the formation of a First Patriot Alert System where eight Congressman are linked to a special message system on their phones and computers. There will be four Republicans, and four Democrats. If four of the eight see a dire emergency, they will sound the alarm, that will launch the New Army of the Potomac into action. And, here they come, marching down Pennsylvania Avenue with United Nations armored vehicles – because the United Nations should play a role in safeguarding our elections that are being conducted along racial, and radical religious, lines. The American Taliban – is real! They present an ever increasing threat to Black People – they target! Let their worse nightmare – come true! We are dealing with dangerous mentally ill paranoids.

I am for Washington D.C. becoming a State, and, Sovereign Democratic Nation that will represent all the Democracies of the World…..The United Democratic Nations. UDN. There are forty million black citizens in America. Native Americans can be more represented in the UDN Washington. I got on facbook while the Insurection was gong on and read this post from a woman;

“Can we get another nation to intervene?”

William Stuttmeister married Augustus Janke at Ralston Hall. His father sailed from Germany to New York, and then Chile, where the Forty-Eighters had made a colony. They are Prussians. Is this why the Chilean Government adopted the Prussian style parade.

Two nights ago, I saw black tombstones stuck in the mud along a river fifty miles from our Capitol. A black cemetery was closed, and the markers with names were used to shore up the river. The desecration of graves and statures has to stop. The TEARING DOWN stage – is over! I am going to apply for a grant so that I can hire other researchers into the role the Turners and Forty-Eigters played in freeing the slaves. I suspect the Turner history of Belmont was deliberately erased during World War One when there was ant-German sentiment. The Jessie Benton Scouts waged a covert war with the Emperor of Mexico and France. Drew Benton is kin to Emperor Napoleon the third.

The children in the tree at Belmont Park may be the cherished offspring of the Oddfellow’s. Eight thousand came to Belmont on the train, and, by ship.

“Yesterday I received information from Shirley Schwoerer of the Redwood City Library, that said my ancestor, Carl August Janke, was instrumental in establishing a Turnverien in Belmont, and the Bay Area. Was it the first?”

I suspect the Janke-Stuttmeister family waa targeted – along with the Oddfellows – when our graves were dug open, and our bodies evicted from our graves. The Oddfellows had a special bond and vow they made with their dead. We never recovered – till now! In Berlin the Stuttmeisters were very wealthy merchants and owned much property. They gave it all up. There had to be a reason. I believe they were leaders of the Turnverein Forty-Eighters, many who became military leaders for the Union, and personal bodyguards to Jessie and John Fremont, a co-founder of the Abolitionist Republican Party.

Alice Stuttmeister is the woman at the base of the tree, to the right of the portly gentleman, who may be Carl Janke, her grandfather. She married William Broderick, who is seated next to her. This was taken in the Oakland Hills.

John Presco

President: Royal Rosamond Press

(45) Chile Military Parade, with Chilean Commentator – YouTube

Militia groups believed Trump was on their side, says terrorism expertAwkward moment as House Republican leaders clash over Trump speaking at…

Democratic fury over the mob attack on the Capitol and its aftermath is spilling into nearly every aspect of life in the House, squashing hopes for comity and threatening even mundane legislative tasks like the naming of a local post office.

He points out that the state has been a longtime home to right-wing militia activity, spurred years ago by the reduction in federal timber payments as well as increasingly limited government services in some rural areas.

“Militias moved in to take up some of that work, to act as first responders,” he says.

Oregon leads U.S. in armed militia interest, is breeding ground for ‘FEMA concentration camps’ conspiracy theory: report (msn.com)

General Grant and the Fight to Remove Emperor Maximilian from Mexico (U.S. National Park Service) (nps.gov)

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Radical Democracy Party | Rosamond Press

“No entity, including the FBI, provided any intelligence indicating that there would be a coordinated violent attack on the United States Capitol by thousands of well-equipped armed insurrectionists,” he testified in written remarks about a conference call the day before the attack.

The Democratic chair of the Senate Homeland Security Committee, Sen. Gary Peters of Michigan, said, “There was a failure to take this threat more seriously.”


As hundreds of rioters stormed the Capitol, breaking into the iconic building’s windows and doors, sometimes in hand-to-hand combat with police, there are conflicting accounts from the security officials over what happened next.

Sund, who had raised the idea of calling on the National Guard for backup days earlier, specifically recounted a 1:09 p.m. phone call he made to the then-sergeant-at-arms of the House, Paul Irving, his superior, requesting National Guard troops.

Sund said he was told they would run it up the chain of command .

Irving said he has no recollection of the conversation at that time and instead recalls a conversation nearly 20 minutes later. He said the 1:09 p.m. call does not show up on his cellphone log.

Takeaways from Congress’ first hearing on Capitol riot | The Seattle Times


Intelligence warnings of an armed uprising by extremist groups heading to the Capitol didn’t rise to the level of alarm — or even get passed up the chain of command — in time for the Jan. 6 attack.

Crucially, a key warning flare from the FBI field office in Norfolk, Virginia, of a “war” on the Capitol was sent the night before to the Capitol Police’s intelligence division. But then-Capitol Police Chief Steven Sund testified that he only learned about it the day before Tuesday’s hearing.

Instead, Sund said he was bracing for demonstrations on par with other armed protests by mobs of Trump’s supporters in the nation’s capital in November and December after the presidential election.

The Dead Shall Rise | Rosamond Press

Tombstones from long ago surfacing on S.F. beach (sfgate.com)

Four years ago, Virginia State Senator Richard Stuart and his wife Lisa were exploring their new farm on the Potomac River when they saw something in the water that brought tears to her eyes and made him feel ill.

“Lisa and I looked at each other, and both of us said, is that a headstone? Then we looked, and we saw another and another and another,” the lawmaker told CBS News’ Chip Reid.

“It was just a horrible feeling to think that this person’s headstone was here on our shoreline… and not where it belonged with her body, where her family could grieve and mourn and remember her life,” Lisa said.  

Since discovering the headstones, Richard said, “we’ve been working to get them back where they belong.”

The couple consulted with historians, who followed the trail of names to the Columbian Harmony Cemetery in Washington, D.C.

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.


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”


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

Israeli National-Socialists

Posted on September 18, 2011by Royal Rosamond Press

Israel was founded by Socialists who got a foothold in Palestine via the Maccabi Sports Clubs that sprang from the German Turnverein, or, Turn Verein, Turner Societies, founded by Freiderich Jahn a Prussian, who is considered by some to be the Father of National-Socialisms, or, the Nazis. I suspect my kin, Carl Janke, was a Turnverein and established a Turner Society in Belmont that later merged with the Oddfellows. William Ralston, whose home was in Belmont, provided the funds to spread the Oddfellows throughout Europe, beginning in Germany, where Jews and Gentiles met in Turnverien clubs, worked out together, talked business, and promoted the idea that their children should marry. Then the Germans wanted the Jews out, and they formed their own Turnverein clubs that became the Maccabi gymnasts who began to colonize Palastine.

After world war one there was a prejudice against Germans, and Turnverein was changed to Tanforan, the alleged kin of a Mexican Spaniard.

The Zionist Socialists of Israel would have you believe, great Rabbis and Jewish Prophets, founded the nation of Israel, for the sake of the evangelical prophets from Ireland. Worng! This is pure Nationalism – without God!

Jon Presco

Copyright 2011



“W.A. Janke, founded the Belmont Picnic Grounds, and the first Turn Verein on Bush Street.”

Yesterday I received information from Shirley Schwoerer of the Redwood City Library, that said my ancestor, Carl August Janke, was instrumental in establishing a Turnverien in Belmont, and the Bay Area. Was it the first?

“He erected the old amusement hall of the Turnverein, and managed this for several years.”

Janke may be the first real estate developer in the San Francisco bay area.

“In 1849 the family came around the Horn on an old Clipper ship, and Mr. Janke brought with him on the trip the material for six portable houses. He set up these houses, and at once engaged in a successful business, as a building contractor.”

This information confirms my theory that the Tanforan cottages in the Mission, are the Turnverein cottages that Janke brought around the Cape in order to establish a German community of Freethinkers in the New Western Land of the Free -free of church rule! The Jüdischen Turnverein was established for the same reason. For awhile Jews and Germans shared the same Turnverien in Berlin, and were seen as Liberal-Socialists. San Francisco is considered the most Liberal and ethnically diverse city in the world where folks from the old world can practice their traditions of total freedom. Hitler banned and persecuted the Freethinkers, and outlawed the Turnverein.

The membership of the new clubs was more inclusive, as the cor of students and academics which had made up the rank and file of the Turnverein in its early years was joined by a large contingent of craft workers, along with many Jewish members, often in positions of leadership. These gymnastic clubs were often closely aligned with workers’ organizations and democratic clubs with whom they shared a desire for reform and a rejection of traditional hierarchies.

They even imparted a new spirit to their gymnastic program by initiating training sessions for children and, far more radical in light of the times, for women as well. Flaunting their rebellious spirit, the gymnasts of Vormärz wore their hair long and sported large black hats decorated with a rooster feather instead of the more formal attire of the Biedermeier period.

Given the radicalization of the movement in the 1840s, it is not surprising that the German gymnasts were directly involved in the 1848 revolutions. Turnverein leaders won renown for their leading roles in local uprisings,

The Turnverein as an organization was most closely associated with the uprisings in Baden, the center of the radical sentiment in southwest Germany



The first organization of seamen in the United States occurred in January of 1866 when the following notice appeared in a San Francisco paper:

Fremont’s Foreign Fighters

Posted on August 21, 2015by Royal Rosamond Press


The Fremont family spent much time in Europe. I believe Elizabeth Fremont burned the reason why. John and Jessie had a bodyguard made up of foreigners. They feared a foreign invasion, and Lincoln was aware of this;

“President knew we were on the eve of England, France and Spain recognizing the South: they were anxious for a pretext to do so; England on account of her cotton interests, and France because the Emperor dislikes us.”

Above is a photo of Germans reenacting Civil War battles. This is because 200,000 Germans fought in this bloody war. Many of them were Turners. My Prussian and German ancestors were Turners in the Bay Area and had to know what role they would play before my kindred in South Carolina went to war with the Union.

I suspect Carl Janke was part of an effort to make California a colony of the German Unification, if not the Liberal Prussian Capital of a revolt that was taking place throughout Europe led by the Forty-Eighters who made up the Radical Republicans, who nominated John Fremont as their first candidate for office of President of the United States. Lincoln could not have become President without the Germans who must have backed the Fourteenth Amendment so their children could be recognized Citizens of the U.S.A.

In Sunshine magazine, Jessie Fremont says Britain was getting ready to import (deport) thousands of pesky Irish Catholics to California, who could be made into an army to fight for the Confederacy. If the Union fell, I suspect Fremont was prepared to declare a Nation of the West, and launch a European front to defeat the foreign allies of Slave Masters  Consider ISIS Slave Masters recruiting Europeans to come take young girls slaves, and rape them. Mary Confederate Generals raped young black slaves.


When Janke brought six portable house around the Cape and erected them in Belmont, it is said he did so to provide housing for gold miners who struck it rich. But gold had not been discovered. I believe these homes were made for leaders of the Prussian Unification and founding of the Prussian State of California and a United West, that was not a part of the Union. I suspect John Fremont gave much of his gold to this Nation Building.

Seamens Friendly Union Society
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.

This meeting resulted in organization of the Seamens Friendly Union and Protective Society. Alfred Enquist was elected president and George McAlpine, secretary. It was the first organization of seamen in this country, perhaps the first in the world. In 1875, the United Seamen’s Association was formed in the port of New York, and it sent a delegation to Congress to petition for laws to protect seamen. The delegation, according to a news report in The New York Times of January 21, was “graciously received by the President.”

No more was heard of this organization.

The Seamen’s Friendly Union and Protective Society in San Francisco did not last long, and the next organization to come along was the Seamen’s Protective Union formed in San Francisco in 1878 with 800 members. It, too, had a short life.



Return of the Turners

Posted on June 27, 2012 by Royal Rosamond Press

Yesterday I received information from Shirley Schwoerer of the Redwood City Library, that said my ancestor, Carl August Janke, was instrumental in establishing a Turnverien in Belmont, and the Bay Area. Was it the first?

“He erected the old amusement hall of the Turnverein, and managed this for several years.”

Janke may be the first real estate developer in the San Francisco bay area.

“In 1849 the family came around the Horn on an old Clipper ship, and Mr. Janke brought with him on the trip the material for six portable houses. He set up these houses, and at once engaged in a successful business, as a building contractor.”

This information confirms my theory that the Tanforan cottages in the Mission, are the Turnverein cottages that Janke brought around the Cape in order to establish a German comminity of Freethinkers in the New Western Land of the Free -free of church rule! The Jüdischen Turnverein was established for the same reason. For awhile Jews and Germans shared the same Turnverien in Berlin, and were seen as Liberal-Socialists. San Francisco is considered the most Liberal and ethnically diverse city in the world where folks from the old world can practice their traditions of total freedom. Hitler banned and persecuted the Freethinkers, and outlawed the Turnverein because he was a devout Christian. Consider the support the Sephardic Jews gave William of Orange in his war against Papal rule in Britain. Members of the Jüdischen Turnverein were instrumental in the founding of the Socialist state of Israel, and thus can be seen a Messiahnic orginazation that did name itself after the Messiah, Bar Kochba, “son of the star”.

It is time for Democrats to reach out to members of the Republican Party and show them their traditional roots.
Down with Big Brother Jesus and the ‘one arm workout’ that makes the rich and powerful – stronger! Let us rescue our obese children from the Fat Cat Billionaire Club, and launch a new Physical Education Program that will get young people away from their electronic gadgets made overseas.

Jon Presco

1. Postcard of “Bar Kochba” Sports Club: Turnergruss vom Jüdischen Turnverein “Bar Kochba”, Berlin. Postcard in color, in lithographic printing, produced by Bruno Bürger & Ottillie, Leipzig. Sent by mail in 1900. Good condition. Minor stains, creased corners. Mailed.

2. Postcard with photo and writing (photomontage), produced for “Maccabi World Winter Games”, (Banská Bystrica), Slovakia, February 1936. Good condition. Mailed.

“Charles August Jaxke came to CaHfornia in the gold rush days
of ’49, and as a contractor erected some of the very early homes and
other huildings around the bay. He was especially interested in the
development of that section known as Belmont, in what is now San
Mateo County.

He was born in Saxony, Germany, in 1809, and he married there
Dorothy Peterson, who w^s born on one of the Islands of the North
Sea in 1814. In 1849 the family came around the Horn on an old
Clipper ship, and Mr. Janke brought with him on the trip the material
for six portable houses. He set up these houses, and at once engaged
in .a successful business, as a building contractor. He had served his
apprenticeship and had become a very thorough workman in Germany. He
erected the old amusement hall of the Turnverein, and managed this for
several years. He secured a tract of land and established Belmont Park,
opening it and developing it and putting it on the market, and continued
to operate Belmont Park proper until his death. He died in 1881, and
his wife passed away at the age of sixty-three.”

Maccabi World Union

Original Maccabi logo
Kfar Maccabiah[1]
Ramat Gan, Israel
Region served
Jeanne Futeran
The Maccabi World Union is an international Jewish sports organisation spanning 5 continents and more than 50 countries, with some 400,000 members.[2] Maccabi World Union organises the Maccabiah Games, a prominent international Jewish athletics event.
The organisation comprises six confederations: Maccabi Israel, European Maccabi confederation, confederation Maccabi North America, confederation Maccabi Latin America, Maccabi South Africa and Maccabi Australia.

1 Etymology
2 History
2.1 Background
3 See also
4 References
5 External links
5.1 World Maccabi bodies
[edit] Etymology
The movement is named after the Maccabees (Hebrew: מכבים or מקבים, Makabim) who were a Jewish national liberation movement that fought for and won independence from Antiochus IV Epiphanes.
The origin of the word is not clear but the common opinion is that the word “Maccabi” (מכבי) is an acronym of the biblical sentence: “Who is like unto Thee, O LORD, among the mighty?” (Exodus 15:11), in Hebrew: “‘מי כמוך באלים י”, “Mi kamocha ba’elim YHWH”.
[edit] History
The Maccabi World Union was created at the 12th World Jewish Congress in Karlovy Vary, Czechoslovakia in 1921. It was then decided by the secretariat of Jewish sport leaders to form one umbrella organization for all Jewish sports associations. Its aims were defined as working “foster physical education, belief in Jewish heritage and the Jewish nation, and to work actively for the rebuilding of our own country and for the preservation of our people”. [2] In 1960, the International Olympic Committee officially recognized the Maccabi World Union as an “Organization of Olympic Standing”.[3]
[edit] Background
As early as the 19th century, Jewish sports clubs were founded in Eastern and Central Europe. The first club was the Israelite Gymnastic Association Constantinople (German: Israelitischer Turnverein Konstantinopel) founded in 1895 in Constantinople, Turkey by Jews of German and Austrian extraction who had been rejected from participating in other social sport clubs. Two years later, haGibor was formed in Philipople, Bulgaria and 1898 saw the founding of Bar Kochba Berlin along with Vivó és Athletikai Club in Budapest, Hungary.
Other clubs that followed were named after “Bar Kochba” or Hebrew names such as “Hakoah” or “Hagibor” that symbolized strength and heroism. One of the basic premises behind the founding of these clubs was Jewish Nationalism. The concept was that Jews were not only a religious entity, but also one based on a common historical and social background, having special cultural and psychological concepts that have been preserved to this day, resulting in a strong recognition of collective belonging.
In 1906, the first Jewish gymnastics club was formed in Palestine. Clubs later would spring up in other cities. By 1912, all of them joined the Maccabi Federation of Israel. That same year, the first relations were established between them and their European counterparts, when a decision was taken at the Maccabi Conference in Berlin to begin group trips to Palestine.
Maccabi GB is a member of the English National Council for Voluntary Youth Services (NCVYS)[4] because of its work promoting the personal and social development of young people.

The Maccabiah (Hebrew: מַכַּבִּיָּה‎) is an international Jewish athletic event similar to the Olympics held in Israel every four years under the auspices of the Maccabi Federation, affiliated with the Maccabi World Union.
The third Maccabiah, scheduled for 1938, was delayed until 1950 due to the rise of Nazism in Europe and the outbreak of the Second World War. The Maccabiah has been a quadrennial event since 1957.
Maccabiah is open to Jewish athletes as well as Israeli athletes regardless of religion. Arab Israelis have also competed in it.[1]

Simon bar Kokhba (Hebrew: שמעון בר כוכבא‎) (died A.D. 135) was the Jewish leader of what is known as the Bar Kokhba revolt against the Roman Empire in 132 CE, establishing an independent Jewish state of Israel which he ruled for three years as Nasi (“Ruler”). His state was conquered by the Romans in 135 following a two-year war.
Documents discovered in the modern era[1] give us his original name, Simon ben Kosiba (Hebrew: שמעון בן כוסבא‎). He was given the surname Bar Kokhba, (Aramaic for “Son of a Star”, referring to the Star Prophecy of Numbers 24:17, “there shall step forth a star out of Jacob, and a scepter shall rise out of Israel, and shall smite through the corners of Moab”) by his contemporary, the Jewish sage Rabbi Akiva.

Nordau also, at the 1898 Zionist Congress, coined the term “muscular Judaism” (muskel-Judenthum) as a descriptor of a Jewish culture and religion which directed its adherents to reach for certain moral and corporeal ideals which, through discipline, agility and strength, would result in a stronger, more physically assured Jew who would outshine the long-held stereotype of the weak, intellectually sustained Jew. He would further explore the concept of the “muscle Jew” in a 1900 article of the Jewish Gymnastics Journal.[3]

The Maccabees, central figures in the Hanukkah saga, are thought to be the inspiration for what would become the worldwide Jewish sports association known as Maccabi. It is Max Nordau, right-hand man to Zionist visionary Theodor Herzl, who is typically credited with the creation of what would become the Maccabi organization. His 1900 call for a “Muskel Judentom” (Muscular Judaism) which appears below, refers in passing to other influences on the creation of this movement. In actuality – and perhaps with some irony – it was the German gymnastics “Turnen” movement, begun a half century earlier, combining physical fitness, patriotism, and social causes, which served as a model for the emergence of Jewish pride through sport. The “Deutsche Turnerschaft” (German gymnastics movement) championed the idea of “mens sana in corpore sano” – a healthy mind in a healthy body – and made gymnastics the basis of a political program fostering patriotism and social/political awakening, and already included Jewish members in the early 1800’s.
Nordau saw sport as serving the Zionist idea of “awakening Judaism to new life.” His critique concerning the poor physical condition of Europe’s Jews helped to spur on the creation of Jewish sports associations. The Bar Kochba club in Berlin, which Nordau looked to for his inspiration, actually came out of the German “Turnerschaft” movement. As sports clubs in Germany and elsewhere in central Europe became a vehicle for the expression of patriotism, they began to adopt strong anti-Semitic policies, excluding Jews from participating. When the German gymnastics club in Istanbul formally voted to exclude Jews in 1895, the Jewish members formed their own club, calling it “Israelitische Turnverein”. Nordau’s push of sport as a critical component of Jewish life, coupled with the centrality of Istanbul as a hub of international Zionist activity, put the Istanbul club center stage, and it benefited from visits by and support from Zionist leaders. With the growth of gymnastics clubs promoting physical fitness and Jewish pride, the Union of Jewish Gymnastics Clubs (“Judische Turnerschaft) was founded in 1903, and its affiliate in Palestine, Maccabi of Eretz Yisrael, was founded in 1912. This, in turn, led to the World Maccabi Union, established in 1921.
Following are remarks made by Nordau at the World Zionist Congress in 1900:
Two years ago, at the Zionist Congress in Basel, I spoke about the need to create, once again, a muscular Judaism. I say “again”, because, as history shows, such a Judaism existed once before. For too long now we have neglected matters of the flesh.
Truth to tell, it was others who engaged in the death knell of the physical side of Jewish life, and with particular success. Consider the hundreds of thousands who fell in the ghettos of Europe, in the plazas outside the cathedrals, and on the roads during the Middle Ages. We should certainly forego such piety. We would have done well to be fit, and not be fodder for those who sought to kill us.
In crowded Jewish quarters, deprived of air and sunshine, our bodies became weak. In darkened homes, we feared the persistent persecution in silent trembling. But now the chains of this duress are broken, now we fear no such constraints, we are allowed to live our lives fully, at least from a physical standpoint. Let us, therefore, re-establish the bonds with our ancient past; let us again be wide of body and strong of gaze.
The intention is to return to a proud past, as reflected in the name selected by the gymnastics association of Berlin: “Bar Kochba”, a hero who recognized no defeat. When victory turned in retreat, he accepted death. He embodied a Jewish history forged in war but taking up arms. If someone takes of the cry of Bar Kochba, then the striving for honor beats in his breast. Such a hope befits the gymnasts, who strive for advanced development.
In no other nation or race does physical exercise fulfill as educative a role as it must fulfill among us Jews. It must bring us to full upright stature, both physically and in our character. It must prompt a self-awareness. Our detractors claim that, in any event, we are too arrogant. But we would do well to acknowledge how distorted is such a claim. A quiet belief in our strength is lacking in us altogether.
Muscular Jews of our age have yet to reach the degree of heroism of our ancestors of old, who erupted into the arena to wrestle the well-trained Greek athletes and the strong barbarians of the north. But from a moral perspective we are their superiors, because they were ashamed of their Jewishness and tried, by way of undoing their circumcision, to hide the sign of the covenant that was sealed in their flesh while others, such as members of the “Bar Kochba” club have openly and freely proclaimed their ties to their people.
Let the association for Jewish gymnastics flourish and set an example in all centers of Jewish life.

“The first major immigration wave occurred in 1848 when the
Czech “Forty Eighters” fled to the United States to escape political
persecution by the Habsburgs.”

“Among the many social clubs Brandeis joined in Boston, he went to a
Turnverein for exercise and, as he frankly stated, to cultivate
useful business contacts.”

“When the Brandeises and their close friends set up a reading room
in Louisville it was not a German reading club, nor were the friends
all German-Americans. It was a congenial group of Forty-Eighters and
cultivated native Americans that the Brandeises found for themselves
in the Kentucky town.”

My great grandfather, Wensel Anton Prescowitz, was a Forty-Eighter
that immigrated from Bohemia located in Czechoslovakia.

“Louis D. Brandeis (1856-1941), descended from a Jewish family that
immigrated to the United States in 1849, became the first Jewish
Supreme Court Justice (1916-39). He helped to draft the Czechoslovak
Declaration of Independence, issued in 1918.”

Here is a biography of Brandeis. He was a President of the Zionist
Organization of America.


In Quest of Freedom. The Forty-Eighters

IF Louis BRANDEIS knew how to use freedom, it was because his
parents, Adolph Brandeis and Frederika Dembitz Brandeis, knew how to
acquire it. Though neither family actively participated in the
European revolutions of 1848, they suffered from the severity with
which the revolutions were crushed. Along with thousands of
other “Forty-eighters,”


Freethinkers” Of the Early Texas Hill Country
By Edwin E. Scharf
Between the years 1845 and 1860, a large contingent of German Freethinkers immigrated to the Texas Hill Country. Unlike the thousands of Adelsverein-sponsored German farmers immigrating to the United States and Texas to escape overpopulation and economic problems, the Freethinkers, being ardent advocates of democracy and freedom from religion, were fleeing primarily from political and religious tyranny. They came to the United States seeking freedom from dictatorial monarchies and clerics.
The Freethinkers refused to accept political absolutism and the authority of a church, religion, or its supposedly inspired scripture. They insisted on the freedom to form religious opinions on the basis of intellectual reasoning powers and not on blind, unquestioned faith. Freethinking became fashionable in the German state of Prussia during the reign of Frederick the Great, who ruled from 1740-53, within a period known as the “Age of Reason.”
The Age of Reason began in the late 1600s and extended into the late 1700s. It was the period in history when philosophers emphasized the use of reason as the best method of learning truth. Its leaders included Descartes, Voltaire, Bacon, Locke, and Paine. The period produced many important advances in such fields as anatomy, astronomy, chemistry, mathematics, and physics.
Philosophers of the Age of Reason organized knowledge in encyclopedias and founded scientific institutes. They believed that the scientific method could be applied to the study of human nature and thoroughly explored issues in education, law, philosophy, and politics. These intellectuals openly attacked tyranny, social injustice, superstition, and ignorance. Many of their ideas contributed directly to the outbreak of the American and French revolutions in the late 1700’s. They stressed the importance of education and believed that knowledge is power.
The Texas Hill Country Freethinkers numbered an estimated 1,000 individuals with close to 250 documented surnames. This group came primarily from the intellectual core of the German states, with many of them being highly respected nobles, philosophers, scientists, physicians, and engineers.

Besides being well educated, many of the Freethinkers had been quite affluent while living in the German states. When they immigrated to Texas, they brought with them not only clothes and guns, but books, linens, china, paintings, musical instruments, and especially, a new philosophy. As a matter of survival, these intellectuals rapidly engaged in the effort to master the art of pioneer farming. For this endeavor, they drew on the expertise of the Comanches and some local Mormons who taught them how to raise the crops best suited for the Texas climate and soil.
They quickly learned to clear land; build cabins, cabinets, wagons, and fences; cut trees; split shingles; shoe horses; distill wine; roll cigars; hunt and fish; and raise corn, cotton, tobacco and cattle. However, their time was divided between fields and education. Higher ideals, classics, and cultural affairs were studied, discussed, and debated. Their children early on were schooled in these areas.
Education was of paramount importance to these intellectual immigrants. They built schools and libraries which also served for defense against occasional renegade Indian attacks. They educated their children to be independent and self-reliant, and with minds free from prejudice. They strongly encouraged a skeptical outlook on the pronouncement of others in their own study of right and truth. Very important in their education was the development of a spirit which would sustain the courage of their convictions without regard to personal consequences. Girls, as well as boys, were strongly encouraged to pursue their highest potential level of aptitude.
These intellectuals would frequently gather at the schoolhouse or one of their rustic frontier homes to contemplate the important issues in philosophy, science, literature, politics, and music. Their meetings were often conducted in Latin or Greek, mystifying their neighbors and creating the name “Latin Colonies” for their settlement areas. Even large numbers of friendly Comanches would observe these sessions in bewilderment through the open windows and doors.

In May, 1854, the annual state convention of German singing groups, called a Saengerfest, was held in San Antonio. This convention, instigated and dominated by the Freethinkers, drew up numerous resolutions, some of which demanded:
that laws be enacted, so simple and intelligible, that there should be no need of lawyers,
the abolition of the grand jury,
the abolition of capital punishment,
the abolition of all temperance laws,
that people be taxed on the level of income–the greater the income, the greater the tax,
that there should be no religious instruction in schools and no preachers could be teachers,
the abolition of laws respecting Sunday or days of prayer,
the abolition of the oath as a matter of religious sanction, and
that Congress should never be opened by prayer.
The slave-holding and religious communities of San Antonio became highly incensed that these newcomers to America could propose such radical ideas. They feared that the German-Americans were forming secret societies, to unite in a conspiracy with similar Freethinking societies in the North, in order to destroy their institutions, laws, and religious ministries.
Dr. Carl Adolph Douai’s newspaper, the San Antonio Zeitung, was totally abolitionist. He boldly published all questions of public interest in the light of social progress and came out strongly against slavery. In 1855, his newspaper offices were destroyed by irate local citizens who opposed his views on freedom for all people.

Texas in the late 1840’s and 1850’s offered what any liberty-loving immigrant could ever hope to seek in the way of refuge far away from the oppressions of Europe. This indeed was the promised land of liberty that attracted the German Freethinkers to the United States. They strongly admired the ideals of the great American patriots: Washington, Jefferson, Paine, Adams, Madison, and Franklin.
They brought to the United States the highest ideals of freedom for all, academic education for children to realize their greatest potential in building a better future, limited government, and medical and scientific advancements for the benefit of all humankind. However, after only a few glorious years, they ended up sacrificing their homes, fortunes, future, and very lives for these ideals, largely annihilated by repressive forces of a political, religious, social, and economic nature.
Civil War broke out on April 12, 1861, after the Southern states had seceded from the Union. Confederate military authorities in Texas moved to eliminate any internal threats to the confederacy by issuing to the young men of the state an ultimatum: take oaths of allegiance to the Confederacy or leave the state. Martial law was declared in Texas on May 30, 1862, due primarily to perceived threats in the Texas Hill Country.

Founded amid the nationalist enthusiasms of the War of Liberation, the German gymnastic movement, or Turnverein, had fundamentally changed by the time of the 1848 revolutions in the German lands. Although Friedrich Ludwig Jahn, the gymnasium instructor who had originated the idea of nationalist gymnastics in Berlin in 1811, was still venerated in the organization, his anti-Semitism, hatred of the French, and loyalty to the Hohenzollern dynasty left him out of step with an organization committed to national unification and political liberalism. While the Turnverein’s ideological stance reflected the prevailing spirit of the German Vormärz, it also bespoke the peculiar circumstances of the organization’s history. The German Confederation of Metternich had viewed the patriotic enthusiasms of the War of Liberation with suspicion and had banned the Turnverein following the murder of the conservative journalist August von Kotzebue by the young student Karl Sand in 1819. Turnverein practice areas had been closed, the apparatus dismantled, and the leaders prosecuted. Jahn himself had been imprisoned at the Kolberg Fortress until 1825, and barred from teaching or gymnastic work after his release. This period, which Jahn called the Turnsperre, lasted in Prussia and most German states until the 1840s.
The lifting of the Turnsperre in the more liberal atmosphere of the 1840s reawakened the Turnverein to a vigorous new life. The center of the revived movement shifted out of Prussia, which had been its heartland under Jahn’s leadership, to the South and West German States, where the Turnsperre had generally been shorter and less restrictive. The membership of the new clubs was more inclusive, as the cor of students and academics which had made up the rank and file of the Turnverein in its early years was joined by a large contingent of craft workers, along with many Jewish members, often in positions of leadership. These gymnastic clubs were often closely aligned with workers’ organizations and democratic clubs with whom they shared a desire for reform and a rejection of traditional hierarchies.


. The “Germans” who came to America in the 1800s tended to form communities within their own regional groups. Bavarians and Prussians were the two biggest German speaking groups who settled in New York City.

The book begins with a summary of the early nineteenth-century German gymnastics movement, which provided the initial model for the founders of the Sokol. Beyond specific gymnastic practices, the Sokol also drew on the Turnverein’s blend of cultural and political nationalism. Following a standard Czech argument, however, Nolte stresses that the Sokol was very different from its German prototype. As George Mosse has shown, the totalitarian potential of German mass gymnastics was realized under National Socialism. [2] For the most part, Nolte plays down the integral nationalist tendencies of the Sokol, as the movement seems to have flowed benignly into a democratic Czechoslovakia in 1918. Perhaps this is too sanguine a picture, as Czech radical nationalists—drawing ideological sustenance from the Sokol tradition—achieved their own “final solution” of the German question after World War II with the expulsion of Czechoslovakia’s three million Sudeten Germans. [3] To her credit, Nolte later notes a rhetoric of “cleansing” among fin-de-siecle Sokol publicists, though the implications of such concepts for subsequent events remain unclear.

The German Freethinkers League (‘Deutscher Freidenkerbund’) was an organisation founded in 1881 by the materialist philosopher, and physician Ludwig Büchner,[1] to oppose the power of the state churches in Germany.[2] Its aim was to provide a public meeting-ground and forum for materialist and atheist thinkers in Germany.
By 1885 the group had 5,000 members.[1] The first organization of its sort founded in Germany, by 1930 the German Freethinkers League had a membership numbering some 500,000. The League was closed down in the spring of 1933, when Hitler outlawed all atheistic and freethinking groups in Germany. Freethinkers Hall, the national headquarters of the League, was then converted to a bureau advising the public on church matters.[3]
Among the League’s chairmen was Max Sievers, whom the Nazis executed by guillotine in 1944.

In the Milwaukee postcard from around 1900 shown here, the central figure bears an unmistakable resemblance to stereotypical representations of ethnic Germans that were common at the time. The stout, good-natured, and quite evidently beer-loving Dutchman rides in a fanciful beer-barrel automobile through the city. Outfitted with overflowing steins for reflective headlights, the vehicle has compartments for limburger cheese and frankfurters, while a dachshund chases along after a sausage link. In the background one sees a cheese factory, pretzel factory, malt house, and brewery—all the comforts of a Dutchman’s adopted “Heimat.” While the references to Milwaukee’s brewing industry are historically correct, those to cheese and pretzels are not. Wisconsinites are known today as“cheeseheads,” to be sure, but the state’s cheese industry owes more to Yankee immigrants than to Germans.
The emphasis in the image on alcohol reflects an early division between people of German heritage and Yankees over the cultural and political issue of temperance, often arising from the fondness of German Americans for drinking on Sundays, especially in connection with their family-oriented tavern culture.

This historic heterogeneity was and to some extent still is reflected in the plethora of clubs and societies linked to German ethnicity. These “Vereine” (clubs, societies, associations) allowed members of the growing middle class to associate publicly with one another and became an important social expression of the changes brought on by industrialization in Germany during the nineteenth century. German-speaking immigrants brought the “Vereinswesen” (club culture) with them to America, where it represented not only an example of direct cultural transfer, but also a means through which the transition from the Old Country to the New could be eased.

Some of the more radical Forty-Eighters and Turners were also Freethinkers. Freethinkers promoted an attitude of liberalism and rationality unencumbered by religious dogma, and many supported progressive ideas such as public education reform, improved working conditions, voting rights for women, and the abolition of slavery. These issues were often raised among the Turners as well, and may explain in part the fact that large numbers of Turners enthusiastically responded to Lincoln’s call for volunteers in the Union army.

Seamens Friendly Union Society
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.

This meeting resulted in organization of the Seamens Friendly Union and Protective Society. Alfred Enquist was elected president and George McAlpine, secretary. It was the first organization of seamen in this country, perhaps the first in the world. In 1875, the United Seamen’s Association was formed in the port of New York, and it sent a delegation to Congress to petition for laws to protect seamen. The delegation, according to a news report in The New York Times of January 21, was “graciously received by the President.”


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…


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


These oil tankers are going to be carrying oil to Japan to help in the war effort – after Japan surrendered! WTF!? Where is this oil coming from? Did the United States just SUPPLY the King with a OIL FLEET built by black workers who were lured from the deep South to work in the shipyards scattered around the San Francisco Bay? I asked myself how many black men have made over a million dollars in the Oil Trade?

Here are aspects of the Buck Foundation that was legally established by the law firm of Robert Brevoort Buck. Robert mishandled the estate of my late sister, the world famous artist, Christine Rosamond Benton. I am going to leave the amazing family history I have compiled in my newspaper-blog, to David Hunt, my daughter’s half brother. David father was a Black Panther. I see a all black San Francisco Bay Coast Guard stationed in a United States Reservation for Descendants of Native Africans. I believe the land the U.S. government purchased for Marinship – still belongs to the People of the United States – who were deceived into believing the Marinship ships would benefit the American Taxpayer. I will be applying for several grants from the Buck Institute.

In these historic photographs we are seeing the birth of ISIS and 911. Osama Bin Laden waged war against the corrupt Marriage Contract with Islam and Cooperate Christianity which was pushed by Franklin Graham, and the Red State Neo-Confederate President of One Party that was co-founded by my Abolitionist kinfolk, John Fremont.

As for enlightening Springfield’s branch of the Racist Red Right, they surely would have used weapons on me at the end of my short history lesson, they hearing enough in the first twenty seconds.

There is much controversy about the intentions of Beryl Buck when she willed her fortune to the poor people of Marin – which would be the poor backs living in Marin City who came to work on King Faisal oil tankers. Her kin, Frank Buck was a oil and lumber tycoon. He raped the woods around Springfield. She wanted a “religious” foundation of a unspecified nature. Alcohol Justice comes close because AA is a spiritual program. This is why I see Briarcliff College moving into the Buck Institute. Below are images of Ghana’s Navy after the display of what looks like a Black Muslin party in Marin.

John Presco

President: Royal Rosamond Press

EXTRA! On August 30, 2020 while rereading this post, I found Richard Rosenberg. He was on the bard of directors of the Buck Institute and Commander of the Naval Reserves. I will be contacting him. In this video we see a Liberty Ship that Richard may have served on. In this video he talks about being poor during the Depression and not being esteemed like the boy in the photo above. Richard head the Naval War College.


The Foundation enriches and further enhances Naval War College programs as defense dollars diminish and the need for officers educated in international security affairs grows. The following are among the many important activities supported by the Foundation: Increasing public awareness of the Naval War College mission, capabilities and accomplishments. Providing financial support to many academic programs and activities at the College for which public funds are not available. These projects range from faculty research, curriculum development and endowed academic chairs to nationally recognized speakers for guest lectures, academic awards for student achievement, and historical document and artifact acquisition for the library and Naval War College Museum.








The San Francisco Foundation: The Dilemma of The Buck Trust (A)


Robert Augsburger, Victoria, Chang, William Meehan III

1998|Case No.SI106ANonprofit

When Beryl Buck, a Marin County, California widow, died on May 30, 1975 at the age of 75, she left $7.6 million “for exclusively nonprofit charitable, religious or educational purposes in providing care for the needy in Marin County, California, and for other nonprofit charitable, religious or educational purposes in that county.” For many years, Buck and her husband, a physician, had lived in Ross, a wealthy town in Marin County, just north of San Francisco.

When Buck died, the money was mostly invested in Belridge Oil stock. The oil company was privately held and owned land that was rich in heavy crude oil reserves in Southern California. By the time the lengthy probate proceedings had ended, Belridge Oil had been sold to Shell Oil Company and the total amount in the Buck Trust skyrocketed from $7.6 million to $260 million.

Giving is personal.

Perhaps there’s a cause or an organization that’s special to you. Perhaps giving is a family tradition. Or maybe you want to start a family tradition. Whatever the reason, you want to partner with someone who understands you and your goals and can make your experience easy, effective and joyful.

Welcome to MCF.

We’re here to provide access to the people, resources and issue-area expertise to transform your philanthropic ambitions into reality.

Here are some of our recommendations for your consideration (with organizations led by a person of color noted by asterisk):

Racial Justice Organizations

Advocacy and Civic Engagement

Black Futures Lab works with Black people to transform communities, building Black political power and changing the way that power operates—locally, statewide, and nationally. It works to understand the dynamics impacting Black communities, build the capacity of communities to govern, and engage and include Black people in the decisions that impact their lives. blackfutureslab.org/ *

Note: Black Futures Lab is fiscally sponsored by Chinese Progressive Association.

Black Lives Matter is a global organization in the U.S., U.K., and Canada whose mission is to eradicate white supremacy and build local power to intervene in violence inflicted on Black communities. blacklivesmatter.com/ *

Note: Black Lives Matter is fiscally sponsored by Tides Foundation.

BOLD (Black Organizing for Leadership and Dignity) is a national training, coaching and technical assistance program focused on strengthening Black social justice infrastructure by transforming the practice of Black organizers in the US to increase their alignment, impact and sustainability to win progressive change. boldorganizing.org/ *

Note: BOLD is fiscally sponsored by Highlander Center.

BVM (Black Voters Matter) Capacity Building Institute aims to increase power in marginalized, predominantly Black communities. BVM supports community-based organizations with funding, strategy, and technical assistance to help mobilize voters for elections at various levels and strive to obtain social justice throughout the year. bvmcapacitybuilding.org *

Californians for Justice is a statewide, youth-powered organization fighting for racial justice, with a special focus in Fresno, Long Beach, Oakland, and San Jose. It works to improve the lives of people of color, immigrants, those from low-income backgrounds, LGBTQ individuals, and those from other marginalized communities. It focuses its work on achieving relationship-centered schools, equitable school funding, and youth voice in democracy. caljustice.org/ *

Color of Change is a national online effort, driven by 1.7 million members, to move decision-makers in corporations and government to create a more human and less hostile world for Black people in America. They use an innovative combination of technology, research, media savvy, and local community engagement to build powerful movements and change the industries that affect Black people’s lives—in Silicon Valley, Hollywood, Wall Street, Washington, prosecutor offices, capitol hills, and city halls around the country. colorofchange.org/ *

Equal Justice Society transforms the nation’s consciousness on race through law, social science, and the arts. Its strategy aims to broaden conceptions of present-day discrimination to include unconscious and structural bias by using social science, structural analysis, and real-life experience. equaljusticesociety.org *

Movement for Black Lives creates a space for over 100 Black organizations across the country to debate and discuss the current political conditions; develop shared assessments of the political interventions that are necessary to achieve key policy, cultural, and political wins; and convene organizational leadership in order to debate and co-create a movement-wide strategy. m4bl.org/ *

Note: Movement for Black Lives is fiscally sponsored by the Alliance for Global Justice.

National Coalition on Black Civic Participation is a non-partisan organization dedicated to increasing civic engagement and voter participation in Black and underserved communities. It strives to create an enlightened community by engaging people in all aspects of public life through service/volunteerism, advocacy, leadership development, and voting. It includes a Bay Area chapter. ncbcp.org/ *

Oakland Rising educates and mobilizes local voters to speak up for and take charge of the issues impacting their lives. Their work focuses on three major goals—to build permanent political/electoral infrastructure, exercise and expand political influence, and align organizations and coordinate with other progressive forces. oaklandrising.org/

Note: Oakland Rising is fiscally sponsored by Movement Strategy Center.

Jessie Scouts and BLM

Posted on June 29, 2020 by Royal Rosamond Press

For ten years I have been trying to get radicals of all colors to look at Jessie Benton Fremont – because I saw BLM – coming! Indeed, I might be the founder of BLM.

Trump has long shown a fascination with Mount Rushmore. South Dakota Gov. Kristi Noem said in 2018 that he once told her straight-faced that it was his dream to have his face carved into the monument. He later joked at a campaign rally about getting enshrined alongside George Washington, Thomas Jefferson, Theodore Roosevelt and Abraham Lincoln. And while it was Noem, a Republican, who pushed for a return of fireworks on the eve of Independence Day, Trump committed to visiting South Dakota for the celebration.

Conservative commentator Ben Shapiro predicted Tuesday that it’s only a matter of time before the far-left and anarchist protesters who have vandalized and destroyed statues across America come for the famed Mount Rushmore.

“It is all statues, it’s not just restricted to Confederate monuments … [or] to people in history who have very checkered pasts …,” “The Ben Shapiro Show” host explained. “We are five seconds away from the ‘blow up Mount Rushmore’ movement.”



The Jessie Scouts

Posted on April 27, 2014by Royal Rosamond Press


For years I have been begging women to step forth and reform the Jessie Scouts who conducted clandestine operations against the Hapsburgs in Mexico.

Jon Presco


Jessie Scouts were irregular soldiers during the American Civil War on the side of the Union who operated in territory of the Confederate States of America in the southern United States in insurgency missions.[1][2] The unit was created by John C. Frémont and named in honour of his wife, rather than of a Colonel Jessie, who was himself a myth.[3] The initial Jessie Scout unit was formed in St. Louis, Missouri early in the war as the plan to develop independent scouts was implemented. The first man to command the scouts was Charles C. Carpenter.[4][5] The Jessie Scouts wore Confederate uniforms with a white handkerchief over their shoulders to signify their allegiance to friendly troops, and number around 58 for much of the war, commanded by Major Henry Young.[6]


Off Limits To OSU

Posted on June 5, 2019by Royal Rosamond Press

Oregon State University is forbidden to use this, or any history relating to the history of the Benton Family!

Millions of liberal Democrats have a Confederate in their family tree, and do not hold racist views. Jessie Benton-Fremont said she was snubbed by most of the folks in her family tree when she announced she was an Abolitionist.

I suspect Ed Ray was going to render some kind of mural honoring his native people and his historians inside Benton Hall. Jessie Benton backed Gutzon Borglum in many of his creative endeavors, including Mount Rushmoore.

John Presco

Artistic Development of Gutzon Borglum

Posted on August 23, 2013by Royal Rosamond Press


The greatest artist to come out of Nebraska – by far – is Gutzon Borglum, who created Mount Rushmore. Gutzon and his family lived in Omaha and Fremont City. When they moved to Los Angeles, my kindred, Jessie Benton-Fremont, became his patron. She sent Gutzon to famous art schools in Europe. Gutzon did a bust of Jessie, and a portrait of John Fremont.

Charles Lummis the editor of ‘The Land of Sunshine’ and ‘Out West’ was a great promoter of Gutzon and the Fremonts. There is a good chance my grandfather, Royal Rosamond, knew Lummis because he published his poems and stories in Out West..

In 1970, I went with Rena Easton to the art department at the University of Nebraska where she unveiled a life-size clay sculpture of her boyfriend. I later did two paintings of Rena Christensen. One of them inspired my sister to take up art, and she became the world famous artist, Christine Rosamond Presco. She later married Garth Benton, the cousin of the famous artist, Thomas Hart Benton, the grandson of Senator Thomas Hart Benton, the father of Jessie Benton, and father-in-law of John Fremont, the first presidential candidate of the Republican Party.

Royal was bid to write by the artists, Jack and Fanny Cory. Fanny did covers for the Saturday Evening Posts, as did Philip Boileau, the son of Susan Benton who had a salon in Paris and may have sponsored Gutzon in France.

Christine and Garth were introduced by Lawrence Chazen, a partner of Rosamond in her first Carmel Gallery, and business partner of the Getty and Pelosi family. Nancy Pelosi’s husband and Chazen are top financial advisors for the Getty family who at one time owned the largest art collections in the world. Chazen is a CEO of Nobel Oil, and was my father’s private lender in his loan business.

If Rena and I had not mended the rent in our relationship at the University of Nebraska Museum, then Christine would not have become famous and married into the creative Benton family, because, I would not have captured her beauty on canvas. I am the Benton and Rosamond family historian.

Jon Presco

Copyright 2013

Out of Rushmore’s Shadow: The Artistic Development of Gutzon Borglum

“Out of Rushmore’s Shadow: The Artistic Development of Gutzon Borglum” will be on exhibit at the Stamford Museum & Nature Center through February 20, 2000. The exhibition is a major retrospective on the work of Gutzon Borglum, best known for the carving of the presidential portraits on Mount Rushmore, South Dakota.

The Jessie Scouts
By David L. Phillips

One of the most important functions of the cavalry during the Civil War involved the collection of intelligence. Skilled volunteers were selected from many cavalry regiments and these brave men moved in the advance or on the flanks of their regiments in order to prevent any surprise attacks. Frequently, they moved independently to collect information on the presence, condition, and intentions of the enemy forces in their vicinity.
In order to do this effectively, many of these men began to wear the enemy’s uniform as they conducted their operations. While in the enemy’s clothing, the volunteer scout was placing his life in his hands. The commonly applied rules of war defined his presence within the opposition’s lines. Wearing the wrong uniform was defined as an act of espionage, punishable by death. Their secret service to their country involved hazardous activities and could lead to summary execution, if apprehended. Dangers other than summary execution awaited the volunteers, but both armies continued to locate volunteers to perform the dangerous duty.

The Jessie Scout was a Federal soldier, dressed and armed a la Rebel.  He was named after Mrs. Jessie Fremont, wife of the General of that name, who first suggested that mode of obtaining information.?“When a Rebel was captured, his furlough or pass was taken from him, and also his outer garments.  A soldier was then found, who resembled him in size, age, and general appearance.  The Rebel’s uniform, from hat to boots, was put upon this man, who assumed the name of the prisoner, and the Federal left the camp, a soldier of the Confederacy…. These Jessie Scouts generally preceded the advance of the army, and they frequently picked up a great many prisoners, without creating any alarm.  I made the acquaintance of many of them, and found them bold, dashing, reckless, good fellows.  I met Major Young, Sheridan’s chief of scouts, and found him eminently fitted for outpost duty and border warfare.”-John Opie, 1899

Frank H. Buck’s Big Oil Spill

Posted on August 1, 2017by Royal Rosamond Press

Who paid for the clean-up? Did Robert Buck hide the history of his ancestor? How many seabirds were shot dead in Marin County? Who paid for the shotgun shells?

Jon Presco

San Francisco Bay, 1937

Not much is known about the immediate environmental effects of San Francisco Bay’s worst oil spill. That’s mainly because it took place in the late 1930s, when we just weren’t paying much attention to ecological issues.

But what we do know about the incident is that the passenger ship President Coolidge rammed the oil tanker Frank H. Buck at Lands End just outside the Golden Gate Bridge on March 6, 1937, and that the Buck then spilled about 2.73 million gallons of crude oil into the water — either immediately, or after storms thwarted halting efforts to pump remaining oil out of the ruined ship’s cargo tanks.

According to witnesses of the day, more than 20,000 birds died of oil contamination in the days after the collision. Rehabilitation efforts were nonexistent, and members of the SPCA patrolled local beaches with shotguns to put ailing birds out of their misery.

Frank H. Buck, who is president of the Frank H. Buck Company, a prominent fruit growing and shipping concern of San Francisco, is descended from ancestors who have been outstanding figures in the history of California in the days gone past. He was born on a ranch near Vacaville, Solano county, California, September 23, 1887, and is a son of Frank H. and Annie E. (Stevenson) Buck.

The Buck family is of English origin. Leonard W. Buck, the grandfather of Frank H., was a first lieutenant in the Union Army during the Civil war, and served as state senator from Solano county in 1891-93. Frank H. Buck, the father of the immediate subject of this biography, was his son, and was born June 8, 1859. He was the founder of the fruit growing and shipping business, in 1886, which is now under the management of his son. On the maternal side of Mr. Buck’s family, the Stevenson family is Scotch. Andrew M. Stevenson, his grandfather, was a lieutenant colonel in a Kentucky regiment during the Mexican war, and after the close of hostilities he settled in Vacaville, California, where he engaged in cattle raising. With his brother, George Bushrod Stevenson, he constructed the Vaca Valley & Clear Lake Railroad, which is now a part of the Southern Pacific railway system. He was state senator from Solano county about 1855. He was a first cousin of Adlai Stevenson, vice president of the United States from 1893 to 1897. Annie E. (Stevenson) Buck, mother of Frank H. Buck, was born January 20, 1861.

With the class of 1903, Mr. Buck graduated from the high school in Vacaville, and then took up his advanced studies at the University of California, from which he received the Bachelor of Letters degree in 1908. He then entered upon the study of law at Harvard, and in 1911 this famed institution conferred upon him the Bachelor of Laws degree. He was admitted to the California state bar in November, 1911, and from 1912 to 1917 he maintained a law office in the city of San Francisco. He actually resided in this city during his first year in the practice, but since has made his home in Piedmont, although he retains his old legal residence in Vacaville. In 1916, he became manager in charge of the interests of the Buck estate, his father having passed away in that year. The latter started the business of this organization in 1886, and it was incorporated in 1902. The purpose of the concern is the growing and shipping of decidnous fruit. Frank H. Buck was elected president at his father’s death. In 1919, he became a director in the Associated Oil Company and was made a member of its executive committee in 1922. In 1916 he became a director in the Belridge Oil Company; in 1916 a director in the Booth Kelly Lumber Company; and in 1918 a director in the West Coast Oil Company. He is also interested in the Tidewater Associated Oil Company, and in various banking and kindred associations. He is president of the California Growers and Shippers Protective League, and is vice president of the American Fruit and Vegetable Shippers Association. He has attained an influential position among the growers and shippers of fruit in California, and he is known as a business man who follows a careful and intelligent course in any activity which he may undertake.

Mr. Buck was married first in 1911, and by this union became the father of four children, namely: Frank H., Jr., Margaret Anne, C. Brevoort, and Elias Z., now (1931) being nineteen, eighteen, sixteen, and fourteen years of age, respectively. All of the children reside with their father at 17 Sotelo avenue in Piedmont, Mr. Buck was married secondly in Alameda, California, to Eva Benson, a daughter of Martin Benson and born May 18, 1899. Her mother is deceased. Mrs. Buck has a fine interest in various affairs of public nature. She is a director of the Women’s Athletic Club of Oakland, California, and also a director of the Baby Hospital Association in the same city.

The democratic party has been Mr. Buck’s choice of political affiliation. He is a member of the executive committee of the state central committee, and was a delegate to the 1928 democratic convention. He was a write in candidate for congressman from the third district in 1930, with democratic endorsement, as there were no party nominees at this election. He worships in the Presbyterian Church. He belongs to the Theta Delta Chi collegiate fraternity, and from 1919 to 1923 he was president of the grand lodge of the Benevolent and Protective Order of Elks. His name is also on the membership rolls of the Sutter Club of Sacramento; the Bohemian, Pacific Union, and Commonwealth Clubs of San Francisco; the Claremont Country and Athens Athletic Clubs of Oakland; and the Mount Diablo Country Club, He has given generously of his time and means to many enterprises of public nature in the bay district, and throughout his career has followed a thoroughly public spirited course of action. When the United States was engaged in war with Germany, he gave notable service locally. He was a member of the San Francisco legal advisory board; of the Vacaville council of defense; and of the prune advisory board under the food administration.

The History of San Francisco, California
Lewis Francis Byington, Supervising Editor
Oscar Lewis, Associate Editor
The S. J. Clark Publishing Company
Chicago-San Francisco 1931

Big Buck Think Tank

Posted on August 18, 2017by Royal Rosamond Press

Why all this BRAIN POWER? What good is it? This BUCK BUNCH didn’t keep Von Trump out of the White House, and, never considered doing so, because………….? Are they Republicans? What an exotic group of peacocks, who are all about preseriving the Republican Clique, the old Money Guard. They have been gathered together on Peacock Island where the strut about showing off their BIG BRAINS. What are they good for? Their Grand Peacock In Chief has laid a rotten egg about bloody bullets, and Pershing. Of course they pretend not to notice, lest someone ask for their opinion. They go into a Huddle of Smartness, instead.

“Are we ready for our first test? People are beginning to think our Longevity Program is a fraud, even a CIA front.”

“Come on Barry. No one’s THINKING that. No one knows we exist. It’s your GUILTY CONCIENCE acting up again. Here! Open up and take our new Freedom Pill.”

Here is the Senior Vice President at the Buck Institute for Aging Research yammering on about some problem in North Africa that needs our immediate attention – NOT! Don’t we have enough MANPOWER on this, and – MONEY? Most folks with brains are concluding all THEIR PROBLEMS arise from sectarian bickering that has been going on for thousands of years. In other words, this is Bible, Torah, and Koran crap!

As you know I am one of the few people trying to preserve the Legacy of the Peaceful and Creative Hippie and Bohemian Culture, that is at loggerheads with religious nuts carrying guns and shooting their mouths off. In my musical there will be ‘The Fan Dance of The Giant Eggheads’. Here is a good spread, the opening of Raja Kamal’s fantastic fan!

Don’t you love this name………..Richard “Dick” Bodman. Biggus Dickus? This is why they hate hippies – on acid! Beryl Buck was not THINKING GLOBAL AFFAIRS when she left her wealth to ‘The Poor and Stupid of Marin’. All these BBs cant grasp this problem. Perhaps they should elect a poor and stupid Marinite to the board, just to study him, or her, and, stay focused on THE BIG PROBLEM – that Jesus handled – with ease!

I am the guy who hopped the fence at the Buck Institute, and have been brought before Emperor Buckus Dickus. Robert ‘BIG BUCKS’ Buck.

P.S. Robert Brevoort Buck may not be stable. If Von Trump see this name “MILLION AIR” there’s going to be a boastful war of words. BILLION AIR.COM is taken. POOR AIR.COM is available.

Jon Presco

In practice the event engulfed the two shows. Both America Needs Indians and the Open Theater’s cabaret theater were mournfully out of place in the rackety, echoing space of Longshoremen’s Hall. America Needs Indians was just a little tepee and some slides, so far as most people could tell. But there were things to do. Mikes and speakers and electrical gadgets strewn around. A light show with strobe. A booth selling books on psychedelic subjects, and another selling books about insects. There were Trips Festival T-shirts for sale. And a shopping bag full of Owsley’s latest LSD was making the rounds of the hall. But mostly it was unparalleled chaos in a crowded hall pulsing with undirected energy. A young woman jumped up on stage, stripped to the waist and danced until Brand got her off. This clinched it for the Open Theater, which was supposed to go on at ten__they weren’t going to attempt their nude “Revelations” in this wild energy. They read their sermons and got about halfway through the God Box skits when it became obvious that the crowd wanted rock and roll. They quickly brought on the Marbles, who had recently metamorphosed into a band calling itself the Loading Zone. On Saturday night the Tape Center was going on with films by the Canyon Cinema Group in something called “Options and Contracts at the Present Time.” The Ann Halprin Dancers, films by Bruce Baillie and Anthony Martin and a Vortex Light Box were going to be the visuals. Sound would come from a synthesizer invented by Donald Buchla, which would perform on its own and also modulate the rock and roll sounds of Big Brother and the Holding Company in freakish and avant-garde ways. The Acid Test would follow at 10:00 P.M. “Can you die to your corpses? Can you metamorphose? Can you pass the twentieth century? “What is total dance?”
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I Sued A Getty – And Won!

With the help of my therapist I was able to handle one incredible problem at a time. Three weeks ago I finished reading Tom Snyder’s bio ‘When You Close Your Eyes’ and am appalled. The bio of my world famous sister – is Garth Benton’s book, and, a continuation of the Benton divorce conducted before the same judge that handled that vicious affair. I have been debating whether I should show the world of art two pages that assassinated Christine and her parents – along with Shannon Rosamond’s father. Artist’s bio never do what was done. Only after establishing our family history in Belmont and Crockett is there anything redeeming in exposing the horror story – that should be destroyed! https://rosamondpress.com/2020/12/26/i-sued-a-getty-and-won/

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I Sued A Getty – And Won!


John Presco

Copyright 2020

There are not too many people that can say they won a lawsuit against a Getty – and won! Garth Benton is one of those people. Alcohol Justice sued several of my Getty kin – and lost. The Buck funded organization is still going after Governor, Gavin Nuesom, who is a friend of my family. It has been proven that Elizabeth Rosemond Taylor is my cousin. Andrew Getty is her grandson.

On Christmas day my niece and I had a long conversation. Shannon Rosamond told me she was inside the Getty mansion for a couple of weeks help her step-father render the mural that Ann and Gordon painted over – without consulting the artis. Shannon described how this work was designed to be removed – and moved! She also told me she was working on a contract with…

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John Wayne – Down!

Last July I posted on what can be called a premonition with good powers of deduction. I and other journalists need to be studied by Congress in regards to the Capitol Insurrection.

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John Wayne hated the Hippies, and we hated him. This is good -today! It was not so good back then when millions of American’s heard Wayne tear into us, especially after he made the movie ‘The Green Barrets’ . Today, John’s memory s being dragged down and evicted from the University of Southern California’s School of Cinematic Arts. Did Reagan go there? He hated hippies too because they were against The War in Vietnam – which we hippies called a White Supremist War against the Asian Race. Was Wayne made the modern torch barer for Manifest Destiny?

My kin, Senator Thomas Hart Benton called for Whites to marry the Chinese. He was defamed at the Oregon State University. The Benton brothers got into gun and pistol fight with Andrew Jackson and his bunch – in the streets! Wayne’ was a Draft Dodger!

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Drew Benton Is Kin To The Napoleons

Last week I came upon a youtube video of a man visiting the grave of Catherine Charlotte Bonaparte Benton. I believe this was her son, Prince Frederick Joseph Benton the great great grandson of King Joseph Napoleon Bonaparte. Last night I looked at his genealogy and found his relation to Senator Thomas Hart Benton, and Drew Benton. whose grandfather was Carl Janke, the owner of Belmont Soda Works, and owner of a German Theme Park that predates Disneyland. I am in touch with the Belmont Historical Society and am giving them astonishing proof they will own amazing history that will put them on the map, and make them a premiere historic city, that was co-founded by Count Cipriani. I see a new theme park in their future. When my sister, Christine Rosamond Presco, married the muralist, Garth Benton, a artistic dynasty was born. This creative couple did not know we are kin to Elizabeth Rosemond Taylor, a fact I have proven in my research.

Christine Rosamond – Wikipedia

Thomas Hart Benton (politician) – Wikipedia

Family connections

Benton was related by marriage or blood to a number of 19th-century luminaries. Two of his nephews—Confederate Colonel and posthumous Brigadier General Samuel Benton[14] of Mississippi, and Union Colonel and Brevet Brigadier General Thomas H. Benton, Jr. of Iowa[15]—fought on opposite sides during the Civil War. He was brother-in-law of Senator/Governor James McDowell of Virginia; father-in-law of explorer, Union Major General, and presidential candidate John C. Frémont; and cousin-in-law of Senators Henry Clay, the Benton family children of former King Joseph Bonaparte[16] and James Brown, all of whom married cousins of Benton. His great-nephew was Congressman Maecenas Eason Benton, the father of painter Thomas Hart Benton.

Yesterday, I made contact with the law firm once owned by Robert Brevoort Buck who has retired, and apparently sold his practice to a new firm who took some of my information and will get back to me. I also left messages with a billionaire asking him if he would like to purchase the Waltermire house. Today, I will be contacting the Buck Foundation about getting funding to study the history of royal personages in North America beginning with Charles Quint von Habsburg who waged war against the Aztecs and stole much Native American gold.

With the move of Harry and Meghan Windsor to California, our culture will be affected. This is the first interracial marriage of the Windsors. For this reason I move Victoria Rosamond Bond to Belmont California to run BAD in the Americas., and, protect the branch that The England’s Rose – begat. I am kin to Ian Fleming via Elizabeth Rosemond Taylor, and thus, all members of the Getty family. I will be applying for a Getty grant. That is DREW Benton on the left at the Getty Villa where her father rendered extensive murals. What is in a name?

My new grandchild is named Ember Dew………DREW=DEW.

After discussing my family history with Casey Farrell and talking about us getting a grant via the Buck foundation – he turned on me – and hinted he was going to TAKE some of my history, and get monies that will nake him rich. He lived in Marin County. So did Oscar Presco and my ex-wife, Mary Ann Tharaldsen. So did Ken Babbs and other hippies assictiated with the Grateful Dead. I am informing them of this connection.

Two weeks ago I was startled to see that Starfish is inspired by Elfine a half human Felinian that comes to California when she is sixteen to see her father for the first time. Months after reading the Bible I began to look at the idea that God is a Woman. This is 1988. I did this drawing in 1986. There are blue roses and a blue vase in the Tiffany window with the name Augustus Stuttmeister. She is the granddaughter of Carl Janke.

Catherine Charlotte (Bonaparte) Benton (1822-1890) | WikiTree FREE Family Tree

My great grandfather settled in San Geronimo that is near Olompali and the Buck Inst. My Janke kin lived on Height Street, and owned Belmont Park where visitors climbed into great trees and stood on platforms. My people gathered under redwoods in the Oakland Hills and were friends of Joaquin and Juanita Miller who planted thousands of trees, and paid homage to my kin, John Freemont. Ten there is the Elizabeth Rosemond Taylor, Michael Jackson, and Getty Family grouping.

Rosemond Getty | Rosamond Press

Then there is the Mallard family who founded San Geronimo. Joseph Bonaparte sent Louis Mallard to France to retrieve a treasure he buried before he fled to America. Bonaparte’s sward sold for $6,000,000 dollars. Were the Bonaparte’s in search of the Knight Templar Treasure? Are the Benton Family – artistic aliens – they keeping up the ancient tradition that aliens made most of earth’s precious objects?

The Royal Janitor


John Presco

Copyright 2021


Victoria set Dewdrop on her desk and opened one of the drawers to her desk. Immediately she was greeted by her favorite photograph of Starfish, she looking down on her from her tree house – with a big smile. Her throat constricted with a sharp pain and she let out a shuddering moan lest she start crying. Dew Drop looked up at her and gave her the warmest smile. Her little hand rose up from the basket Miriam had wove for her daughter, and Victoria gently squeezed her tiny fingers. It was time to say goodbye to BAD. She knew she had been fired, let go. But, this was good because she could concentrate on raising – their child.

Suddenly, she looked down the hall at the door to the Wizard’s office – that she knew was going to open – and it opened! His eyes were aglow as he came to stand over her and the baby who made cooing sounds to the man who had designed BAD, made it one of the most profanation intelligence opporation in the world.

“You’re going to California.”

“Again?” Victoria replied, forgetting her fall from grace.

“You are going to – the other California. You are still with us. There’s been a startling revelation. Miriam’s suspicion has paid off.”

“Two Californias? “

“Yes. There is one in Italy founded by Count Leonetta Cirpiaas, a close friend of the Bonapartes. It appears that he arranged secret marriages and collected the DNA of the Bonapartes there – and in the original California. He called them his Rosebuds. There are two rose lineages. The one in Italy is the Cadette branch. You are going to talks to a woman who is doing a Tell-all. Her name is Rena Easton. She was married off to a British Commodore who was the head of the British Defence Staff in Washington. Her double is living on a hiil, on a cattle ranch in Montana. Your assignment is to protect Harry and Meghan Windsor who have moved to California, and may be mixed up in a plan to have California secede from the Unio. Someone has filed a claim for the Louisiana Territory that Napoeon sold illegally to Thomas Jefferson. There is a Hapsburg connection. John Fremont and General Grant sent the Jessie Benton Scouts to thwart the designs of Emperor Napoleon the third. A group of men and women in Mexico planned the Capitol Insurrection. They descend from important Confederate Generals who fled after they lost the Civil War. Many of them descend from the Preston family – and Robert E. Lee.”

“What about the baby?”

“Looks like she is raren to go. She has formed a close bond with you. She has taken the death of her mother, well! I would drop Drop. You do not want to have her be alienated by her peers more than she will be.

I have to warn you, when you meet Mrs. Easton, she does not look her age. Indeed, you are going to behold one of the most beautiful women in the world. She looks eighteen. She claims there are others who have not grown old. After your visit to La California, I want you to go to Marin and join the Buck Institute On Aging. Here is your cover identity. We are looking at evidence Napoleon escaped to California and lived in the town of Belmont where he studied a secret science he found i Egypt. He was preparing to take California by force and thus had Cipriani bring a herd of cattle and military supplies from Missouri. There was a secret Habsburg army gathering in Mexico. The forces behind the Papacy believe they had found the secret of Eternal Life that the ancient Egyptians were aware of.”

“Excuse me Mr. Wizard, but, what you just told me sounds like several popular movies I saw.”

“Of course it does. Did I tell you Walt Disney and I are third cousins?”

“Fuck! Of course! Why didn’t I figure that one out!

Napoleon in Egypt – napoleon.org

Battle For Buck’s Beverly Hills | Rosamond Press


A truly blue rose has been the Holy Grail of rose breeders since 1840, when the horticultural societies of Britain and Belgium offered a prize of 500,000 francs to the first person to produce a blue rose.

Molecular geneticists with Florigene and Suntory achieved the prize that had long eluded conventional rose breeders by combining something old, something new, something borrowed, and something blue.

Plant gene replacement results in the world’s only blue rose (phys.org)

Joseph Bonaparte | Military Wiki | Fandom (wikia.org)

(43) Fifth Dimension-Age of Aquarius/Let The Sunshine In – YouTube

Joseph Bonaparte | Military Wiki | Fandom (wikia.org)

Joseph lived primarily in the United States (where he sold the jewels of the Spanish crown he had stolen when he left Spain) in the period 1817–1832,[5] initially in New York City and Philadelphia, where his house became the centre of activity for French expatriates, but later moved to an estate, formerly owned by Stephen Sayre, called Point Breeze in Bordentown, New Jersey. Joseph’s home was located near the confluence of Crosswicks Creek and the Delaware River. He considerably expanded Sayre’s home and created extensive gardens in the picturesque style. When his first home was destroyed by fire in January 1820 he converted his stables into a second grand house. At Point Breeze, Joseph entertained many of the leading intellectuals and politicians of his day.

He was also reputed to have encountered the Jersey Devil while hunting there.[6]

Reputedly some Mexican revolutionaries offered to crown him Emperor of Mexico in 1820, but he refused.[5]

Joseph Bonaparte returned to Europe, where he died in Florence, Italy, and was buried in the Les Invalides building complex in Paris.[7]

La California

Posted on October 5, 2015 by Royal Rosamond Press


The Olompali Quest | Rosamond Press

“The murals on the J. Paul Getty Museum’s garden walls have been seen by millions of visitors since the Malibu institution opened 20 years ago. But who knew that the artist who painted–and is now restoring–the realistic likenesses of columns, garlands and still-life arrangements is Garth Benton, a third cousin of Thomas Hart Benton? The 53-year-old artist never met his famous relative, an American regionalist painter who rejected modern abstraction and championed a muscular style of realism until his death in 1975. But the younger Benton was turned on to art at the age of 8 when he saw a book of his relative’s paintings, and he occasionally corresponded with the late artist, who spent much of his life in his home state of Missouri.”

Back in Italy Cipriani received the title of count by Camillo Benso di Cavour and was made a colonel of the Italian Army.In 1848, when Italy began its fight for independence, he fought against the Austrians that were defeated at Goito (Mantua). This was a very important victory of the First Italian War of Independence. He became also a good friend of Garibaldi, the great Italian hero, even though he didn’t share his republican views.He also became liaison officer between Napoleon III and Victor Emmanuel I. Then he returned to Livorno with the title of Special Commissary. In the meantime Leonetto’s father purchased several properties around Cecina, among which the beautiful Villa di San Vincenzino, where he enjoyed relaxing between trips. In 1849 he traveled to France to renew his friendship with Bonaparte III, nephew of Napoleon. Restless, he went back to Italy to fight again the Austrians. In Italy he accepted the title of Consul of Sardinia in San Francisco, where he became very popular, bought land, cattle and became a prominent rancher after traveling much throughout the States.

“When Napoleon imagined his life in the United States,” Murat wrote, “it was as a private individual and devotee of science. He had written in his abdication that his ‘political life was over.’ “

In a letter to a contemporary, Napoleon mused, “For me, idleness would be the cruelest torture. Without armies or an empire I see only science as influencing my spirit.” And he planned to use America as his base camp.

One of his relatives wrote to another: “You’ve surely heard of the latest misfortunes of the Emperor … He’s going to the United States, where we shall all join him. He’s quite calm and courageous.”

His plan, Murat wrote, was to move 3 million gold francs to an American bank. He instructed underlings to ready his imperial library, the fine china and linen, enough furniture for two homes and a score of hunting guns. He also planned to take plenty of horses and 15 stable keepers.

Stephen GirardLibrary of Congress

A Man With A Plan

Meanwhile, according to a 1902 story in the Baltimore American — reprinted in many American newspapers — a Philadelphia man named Stephen Girard plotted to spirit Napoleon away from his enemies and bring him to America.

A banker and a philanthropist, Girard was a fascinating character. Born in Bordeaux, he moved to Pennsylvania and became one of this country’s wealthiest citizens in the early 19th century. Some say he worked with Napoleon and the French — on behalf of President Thomas Jefferson and the United States — to secure the Louisiana Purchase expansion in 1803.

Tradition has it that Girard’s rescue plan, apparently, was to somehow transport Napoleon to the shores of Virginia and into a hideaway on the Eastern Shore of Maryland.

In France, Napoleon fled to a seaport and prepared to board a swift clipper ship — provided by Girard, according to the Baltimore American. The idea was to set sail for America. But the harbor was full of enemy ships. Napoleon threw himself on the mercy of the Brits and they, in turn, banished Napoleon to “the barren island of St. Helena.”

What If Napoleon Had Come To America? : NPR History Dept. : NPR

The Olompali Quest

Posted on August 30, 2017 by Royal Rosamond Press

My struggle to keep going, keep blogging, and keep looking, is epic. I have no money, yet I produce more than the billionaires. Two months ago my childhood friend, Nancy Hamren, talked about our past and our friends, then gave me a meaningful hug. Above is a photograph I took of her with Ken Babbs who is on the back of the Grateful Dead album, Aoxomoxoa. There is a photograph of a tree with people under it. Members of the Dead are here, along with members of the Olompali commune, known as ‘The Chosen Family’ are present. I will take this tree into the future.

“Prankster Ken Babbs appeared, along with his partner Gretchen Fetchin and two of their children. Babbs had known the Dead at least since the Acid Tests; he was then living with his family at the Dead’s warehouse/studio by Hamilton Air Force Base in Novato, and working as the caretaker there.”

Leonard and Beryl Buck had to be aware of the Hippies and the Grateful Dead, along with the Olompali group. These are POOR PEOPLE who were changing the world.

Jessie Benton – Napoleon – Beauharnais

Posted on June 20, 2012 by Royal Rosamond Press

I don’t quite know what to make of this

“The Beauharnais family has some representation in almost every European court. My father may
have descended from a brother of Alexander Eugene’s father. Ibis General Beauharnais pronounces
the name “Eugene” in such a way as to lead one to believe that he had never learned to speak French in his
youth. He pronounces it “Oozhun,” with some accent on the first syllable.

General Beauharnais says his mother was a Benton. My father had been on friendly terms at Washington with Senator Benton of Missouri. My father was well known here by the late Judge Leander Quint and also Cap
tain M. R. Roberts of this City.”

Jessie Benton lived in France for nearly a year and was fluent in the French language. She was very close with Count de la Garde, a cousin of Eugene and Hortense Beauharnais, who left her letters from all members of the Bonaparte family, and filled her in on the latest intrigues of this family that many authors connect with the Priory de Sion. I once subscribed to the theories there was such a thing, and filed a claim in the Probate of my later sister, Christine Rosamond Benton, where I mention the Merovingians.

Jessie Benton’s daughter burned many papers and documents she inherited from her mother and father.

Jon Presco

Copyright 2012

“…Abbe Seiyes urged Napoleon to marry Josephine Beauhamais because she was a Merovingian descendant, and to adopt her two children by a previous marriage who were of this anciently royal stock.” In 1798 “on the way to Egypt, Bonaparte detoured to capture Malta and the treasure held by the Knights of Malta.”

“She has both the versatility and adaptiveness that are characteristic of the genuine American woman, and which have enabled her to make almost as many friends in foreign lands as she has throughout her own country. The Count de la Garde, a cousin of Eugene and Hortense Beauharnais, whom she knew in Paris, and who left her at his death a valuable collection of souvenirs of the Bonaparte family, said of her that she was the only American woman he had ever known. He had known others of her countrywomen, but they were but imitations of English or French women, while in her he felt the originality and individuality of another people.”

La California

Posted on October 5, 2015 by Royal Rosamond Press


The name Belmont comes from Beaumont. Count Leonetto Cirprini named a province in Italy after California, the place he dwelt. He was the first Italian ambassador and fought the Habsburgs as a Forty-Eighter, who I suspect were going to colonize California. Was Belmont going to be the capital of the Italian Unification, and, this is why Carl Janke brought six portable houses around the Cape? Little Italy?

I am going t establish correspondence, and unite the two Californias.

Jon Presco

“He also describes how he assembled his elegant prefabricated home in Belmont, the first of consequence on the San Francisco peninsula, later to become the Ralston mansion.”

He died May 10, 1888, at age 76, comforted by his family and by the memory of the vast American prairies. It’s very evident that Leonetto Cipriani was part of Cecina’s history just as much as Amerigo Gabbani. Cipriani too owned and managed a hotel restaurant in the main street of Cecina. It’s very comprehensible that Leonetto Cipriani’s love for San Francisco and California prompted him to name the town in the vicinity of Cecina “La California”.

Throughout his travels he encountered local leaders and diplomats as well as other Italians. In Salt Lake City he met Brigham Young and other members of the Mormon hierarchy, with whom he established good relations, as well as an Italian musician named Gennaro Capone. In San Francisco, he was introduced to the French and Austrian Consuls as well as Nicola Lauro who he described as “the richest Italian merchant in the city” and his cousin Ottavio Cipriani. He also describes how he assembled his elegant prefabricated home in Belmont, the first of consequence on the San Francisco peninsula, later to become the Ralston mansion.

His memoirs Avventure della mia vita (pictured above) were published more than forty-five years after his death and were based on a manuscript that is still located in Bastia, Corsica in the original sea chest that he used during his travels. These memoirs were first translated into English by Ernest Falbo and published as California and Overland Diaries of Count Leonetto Cipriani from 1853 through 1871 (Portland, OR: The Champoeg Press, 1962). More recently I had the honor to examine the Cipriani archives in Bastia, Corsica. I included excerpts from Cipriani’s account in my documentary history of European travelers (including other prominent Italians) who visited Utah entitled

– See more at: http://sanfranciscoitaly.com/post/123993261859/meet-the-first-italian-consul-in-san-francisco#sthash.tosIB5I2.dpuf


The main purpose of this article is to make the people of California, USA aware of the existence of another California, in Tuscany, Italy. “Why” and “when” the new California in Italy was founded and “who” named it La California, it’s a very interesting story. There are two main versions of the story that is about to be unfolded in details. Both versions have been introduced by Marco Andrenacci, an Italian history major so interested in the past, present and future of “La California” that he made it his business to research its origins and its history since he himself has lived most of his life in that town.

Marco Andrenacci was born in Livorno, December 31, 1972, lived in Pisa with his family and in 1997 he received a PhD in Telecommunications at the University of Pisa. Several years ago he moved to La California where he happily lives with Laura, his loyal companion. Together Marco and Laura enjoy the tranquility of the small town, the beauty and the serenity of the sea in a totally relaxed atmosphere.Marco is presently writing a book, while finding pleasure in a full time job in telecommunication in the nearby city of Pisa. LA CALIFORNIA is a town of circa 1,500 inhabitants, part of the “comune” of Bibbona. Bibbona, population 3,200 near Livorno (Leghorn), is today one of the most sought-after destinations by tourists eager to learn more about the interesting and enigmatic Etruscan civilization.  La California, frazione di BibbonaLa California is located 3 miles south of Cecina, which is a delightful town of 28,000, a very short distance from the Etruscan Coast of the Tyrrhenian Sea. While La California’s origin is rather recent (approximately 150 years), the origin of the area that includes Cecina and Bibbona, is prehistoric and goes all the way back to the stone age and Paleolithic time.

Before the founding of this California town, the Bibbona area was under the direct control of the Medici family when the Castle of Bibbona was donated to Eleanor of Toledo, wife of Cosimo de’Medici. But in 1737, after the Medici family died out, the whole area was taken over by the Lorraine dynasty and became part of the Grand Duchy of Tuscany.Thanks to Grand Duke Peter Leopold of Habsburg-Lorraine (1747-1782), several square miles of coast called Maremma (a swamp land infested by malaria) were successfully reclaimed, made fertile and productive. The marsh land had been in a terrible condition of neglect for several centuries, practically since the fall of the Roman Empire (476 A.C.), because the local people, unable to cope with the problem, abandoned the area.The success in reclaiming the swamp land was extraordinarily achieved by Peter Leopold and resumed a few years later by the Fascist party under the program “Bonifica delle Paludi Pontine”. To the Grand Duchy of Tuscany goes also credit for building new roads along Via Emilia (the road’s name was subsequently changed to Via Aurelia) in addi- tion to new railroads, especially the “Livorno-Grosseto” and the “Pisa-Livorno-Cecina”. The name “California” was given in 1865 to an area that embraced a small group of farm houses near Bibbona; the area included also a few private residences and the “Hotel Ristorante Gabbani”(see photo).The best known families of this town were the Amerigo Gabbani’s and the Attilio Fabbri’s.

In 1865 the name “La California” became definitely official when it was used on certificates and other documents issued by the city hall. From post-cards of the town printed in 1940, it is obvious that, even at that time, the place was known to everybody as “La California”. For a brief period a few local people referred to such a place as Braccio di Bibbona, (Suburb of Bibbona) but afterward the town was officially called La California.The first managers of the Hotel Restaurant Gabbani were Federico and Amerigo Gabbani. After the Gabbanis, the hotel was owned by the families Demi, Favilli, Pesce and finally by Maurillo Genovese, the present owner. Nobody knows with certainty why the town was named La California and specifically who named it. It seems most logical though, that Amerigo Gabbani and/or his father Federico be given credit for choosing the name. As a matter of fact Federico baptized his son “Amerigo” because of his great admiration and love for America. Furthermore it is rather logical that Federico would use the name of one of America’s most popular states, California, to immortalize his own town, the town where he was born.  Train to La California (LI) – 28.06.11 by Marco CarraraConsideration should be also given to the fact that several Gabbanis emigrated to California, USA during the “gold-rush”, as did Gabbani Rinaldo, born in 1888, Gabbani Emilio, born in 1877, Gabbani Maria, born in 1892 and others. A different answer to the question why the town was named California is offered by Leonetto Cipriani, a very interesting man that lived in San Francisco for several years, traveled extensively throughout America and was very fond of the USA.

Cipriani was born in 1812 in the city of Centuri, Corsica and in 1830 served in the French Army with the rank of captain. Transferred to Algiers he met a very attractive girl native of Genoa. A few years later the couple moved to Tuscany, Italy where for a while they seemed well adjusted but suddenly she ended her life leaving Leonetto totally crushed and depressed. Between 1831 and 1834 he traveled to the Antilles, to Central America and to South America. He was one of the first men to cross the continent of North America. His father had been close friend of Simon Bolivar, the hero of South America’s independence.Cipriani did well and returned to Italy with 6 million gold francs (the equivalent of today’ 18 million euros or 27 million dollars). Being born a French subject he spoke the language very fluently, but having lived several years between Pisa and Leghorn where his family owned land and villas he was always very proud to identify himself as Italian. Back in Italy Cipriani received the title of count by Camillo Benso di Cavour and was made a colonel of the Italian Army.In 1848, when Italy began its fight for independence, he fought against the Austrians that were defeated at Goito (Mantua). This was a very important victory of the First Italian War of Independence. He became also a good friend of Garibaldi, the great Italian hero, even though he didn’t share his republican views.He also became liaison officer between Napoleon III and Victor Emmanuel I. Then he returned to Livorno with the title of Special Commissary. In the meantime Leonetto’s father purchased several properties around Cecina, among which the beautiful Villa di San Vincenzino, where he enjoyed relaxing between trips. In 1849 he traveled to France to renew his friendship with Bonaparte III, nephew of Napoleon. Restless, he went back to Italy to fight again the Austrians. In Italy he accepted the title of Consul of Sardinia in San Francisco, where he became very popular, bought land, cattle and became a prominent rancher after traveling much throughout the States.

In 1858 in New York, he married an attractive young lady, Mary Worthington and had a child that he named Leonetto Jr. In the United States as well he made powerful friends. In 1874, at the beginning of the Civil War, he proposed to president Lincoln a plan to kidnap confederate general Pierre Beauregard (also an Italian born, from Parma).Suddenly his wife Mary died and he went back to Italy in 1865 where he was nominated Senator for life for the Kingdom of Italy and subsequently honorary general. After traveling so extensively for many years, crossing the Atlantic Ocean at least a dozen times, Cipriani finally decided to settle in Centuri, the city in the island of Corsica where he was born. In Corsica he married Maria Napoleoni and had three children.He died May 10, 1888, at age 76, comforted by his family and by the memory of the vast American prairies. It’s very evident that Leonetto Cipriani was part of Cecina’s history just as much as Amerigo Gabbani. Cipriani too owned and managed a hotel restaurant in the main street of Cecina. It’s very comprehensible that Leonetto Cipriani’s love for San Francisco and California prompted him to name the town in the vicinity of Cecina “La California”.


Victor Emmanuel was born the eldest son of Charles Albert, Prince of Carignano, and Maria Theresa of Austria. His father succeeded a distant cousin as King of Sardinia-Piedmont in 1831. He lived for some years of his youth in Florence and showed an early interest in politics, the military, and sports. In 1842, he married his cousin Adelaide of Austria. He was styled as the Duke of Savoy prior to becoming King of Sardinia-Piedmont.

He took part in the First Italian War of Independence (1848-1849) under his father King Charles Albert, fighting in the front line at the battles of Pastrengo, Santa Lucia, Goito and Custoza.

He became King of Sardinia-Piedmont in 1849 when his father abdicated the throne after a humiliating military defeat by the Austrians at the Battle of Novara. Victor Emmanuel was immediately able to obtain a rather favorable armistice at Vignale by the Austrian imperial army commander Radetzky. The treaty, however, was not ratified by the Piedmontese lower parliamentary house, the Chamber of Deputies, and Victor Emmanuel retaliated by firing his Prime Minister Claudio Gabriele de Launay, replacing him with Massimo D’Azeglio. After new elections, the peace with Austria was accepted by the new Chamber of Deputies. In 1849 Victor Emmanuel also fiercely suppressed a revolt in Genoa, defining the rebels as a “vile and infected race of canailles.” In 1852, he appointed Count Camillo Benso of Cavour (“Count Cavour”) as Prime Minister of Piedmont-Sardinia. This turned out to be a wise choice, since Cavour was a political mastermind and a major player in the Italian unification in his own right. Victor Emmanuel II soon became the symbol of the “Risorgimento“, the Italian unification movement of the 1850s and early 60s. He was especially popular in the Kingdom of Sardinia-Piedmont because of his respect for the new constitution and his liberal reforms.


Maximilian (SpanishMaximiliano; born Ferdinand Maximilian Joseph; 6 July 1832 – 19 June 1867) was the only monarch of the Second Mexican Empire. He was a younger brother of the Austrian emperor Francis Joseph I. After a distinguished career in the Austrian Navy, he entered into a scheme with Napoleon III of France to invade, conquer, and rule Mexico. France (along with England and Spain, who both withdrew the following year after negotiating agreements with Mexico’s democratic government) had invaded Mexico in the winter of 1861, as part of the War of the French Intervention. Seeking to legitimize French rule in the Americas, Napoleon III invited Maximilian to establish a new Mexican monarchy for him. With the support of the French army, and a group of conservative Mexican monarchists hostile to the liberal administration of new Mexican President Benito Juárez, Maximilian traveled to Mexico. Once there, he declared himself Emperor of Mexico on 10 April 1864.[2]


With a name like Belmont, meaning “beautiful mountain,” and a location that straddled the El Camino Real, and the original canyon road to the coast, how could a city not fail to prosper?The fact is that Belmont is a city with roots older than the county itself. When California organized its first state government in 1850, San Mateo County didn’t exist, and instead made up the southern portion of San Francisco County.And in 1853, when the state’s original 27 counties were divided up further, there still wasn’t a San Mateo County, but there was a Belmont.
Belmont Then
Belmont ThenAccording to Erwin Guddee, author of “California Place Names,” Belmont is a variation of the French “beaumount,” a commonly used place name in America, meaning beautiful mountain, and was first used here around 1850 or 1851 to describe the hillside landmark that forms the city’s backdrop.The register of California Post Offices lists Belmont as an official place name as of July 18, 1854 – a full two years before San Mateo County was finally carved out of San Francisco County.Long before that event however, Belmont was at the center of the Rancho Las Pulgas (Ranch of the Fleas), the 35,000 acre cattle ranch granted in 1825 to Luis Antonio Arguello.
Belmont Now
They ran their cattle on the broad plain between the hills and the bay, where Redwood City and Belmont sprawl today. The Gold Rush of 1849 however, turned the Arguello’s lives upside down, forcing them to defend the title to their land in a court battle that took them, and most other California families as well, all the way to the U.S. Supreme Court. The Arguellos’ Las Pulgas was among the first ranchos to win their case, but it would cost them; thousands of acres were paid to attorneys, including lawyer-developer Simon Mezes.The ambitious San Francisco attorney spent most of the 1850s litigating, speculating, subdividing and developing Redwood City. On the 5,000 acre payment he received from the Arguellos, he settled and built a home. In 1853 he sold several acres to his law partner Leonetto Cipriani, an Italian expatriate who built a charming country estate before returning to Italy in 1864. With the creation of the County in 1856, the growth of Redwood City and the increasing traffic on the main San Francisco-San Jose Road, the El Camino Real, Belmont grew.A roadhouse built in 1850 by innkeeper Charles Angelo where the El Camino crossed the old road to the coast, formed the nucleus of “the Corners,” where small businesses flourished serving the growing traffic of carriages, stage coaches, farm wagons and later, the railroad.Former Governor John McDougal settled in Belmont and in 1857 merchant Adam Castor built a store across from Angelo’s and later, a wharf for grain farmers.Soon pioneer Belmont Postmaster John Ellet built a small hotel on land he too bought from Mezes.
In 1864 both the railroad, and the town’s most celebrated resident arrived. William Ralston, president of the Bank of California, charmed by Cipriani’s estate, bought 14 acres near the canyon road that now bears his name, and began transforming the home into a spectacular country villa – Ralston Hall.The great railroad financier spared no expense – a ballroom, a banquet hall, bowling alley, Turkish baths, stables and a reservoir – the amenities and extravagances were endless.Ralston’s sudden death in 1875 left his family living in a small cottage on the property as Ralston Hall was sold to partner William Sharon to cover debts. The estate remained a showplace however, passing through several owners, until 1923 when, as a Catholic Women’s School, it formed the beginning of what became today’s highly respected Notre Dame de Namur University.In the 1880s, another hotel and industry – a sarsaparilla factory – joined the prosperous “Corners” when the Janke family opened the Belmont Soda Works, and followed up on their success with Belmont Park, a picnic park on the south side of Belmont Creek.Merchant Walter Emmett became a leading citizen, adding a livery stable, saloon and other ventures to “The Corners,” including cement sidewalks and electric lights by 1909.The 1920s were boom times for the country and the county. Thanks to the automobile, the newly opened Dumbarton and San Mateo bridges, and the piece-by-piece paving of the Bayshore Highway in the 1920s and 1930s, congestion was moved off the three-lane (the middle was for passing) El Camino Real and Belmont started becoming the suburb it is today.In 1926, it became official when the town was the 11th in the county to incorporate. The Great Depression slowed the growth of the city to a crawl and in 1940, only 1,200 people called Belmont home. World War II saw the city’s population triple, with a 1950 census count of 5,500.For the last 50 years Belmont has continued to grow and prosper, and it has become an upscale, chic address for some of the Bay Area’s most notable executives, dignitaries and patrons.
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Come Home To Beautiful Mountain

Last night as I was admiring my post of the history of Crockett, I went to Belmont California to see if they had any interesting homes for sale. Eureka! Is this the future home of Royal Rosamond Press? What was here before? I moved in the daughters of Christine Rosamond Benton. Why not Tyler, too? Our children can experience the miracle the Presco Children created growing up on San Sebastian Avenue in Oakland. Belmont – needs our history – in their Downtown! There is nothing there – there! The same goes for Crockett. If they only knew where the remains of William Janke ended up, after being dug up and evicted from his grave. Did William interact with the children gathered in the giant oak tree? I am going to do a painting of these little people dressed as Bohemians, posing before the Time Machine.

“What does the future have in store for us? Can we all get along?”

“You can’t put your family in one place – there will be trouble!”

“There will always be trouble!” says Victoria Rosamond Bond as she takes her contraption out of the closet, she determined to play it at the Orange Parade!

I just learned the Fenian Brotherhood had gathered in large numbers at the Janke German Theme Park, perhaps the first theme park in California. They did what the Irish are famous for, they drank some beers and got in some fights. This writer-historian calls our past “shady”. How perfect for kin of Ian Fleming, Jaspar John, and all the Gettys. Let’s not leave out Liz and Richard Burton. There will be talk as the citizens pass our home.

“They say Rosamond’s Daughter are mad. One is for the Orange Lodge, and the other is for the Finians Brotherhood. Then there is Heather. She and her mother follow the Tree Goddess. There’s some witchery going on here!”

“I always cross the street when I go by that house!”

“Hurry! We’re going to miss the start of the Irish Unity Parade!”

May I suggest Belmont reach out to the United Ireland folks and begin a cultural exchange. I am going to do some large paintings of these images, and may have Shannon and Drew help. They both heled Garth Benton with the Getty Villa murals.

I see us working on our family history in the sunroom where the conference table is. The Public will be encouraged to come by and watch us – from the outside. I will be working on our newspaper in the other half of the fishbowl we have been living in since Christine became famous.

John Presco

President: Royal Rosamond Press

Copyright 2021

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Orange Order – Wikipedia

Bennett Rosamond Grand Master of Orange Order

Posted on April 1, 2012 by Royal Rosamond Press

Above is a photograph of Bennett Rosamond the Grand Master of the Orange Order in Canada. Bennett is with members of Lodge 389 in Lanark, or, Almonte. The image on the banner is that of William of Orange who is carried in Orange Parades. That is Bennett on the far right, looking like Gandalf, or, a Levite Prophet.

According to the History of the Rosemond Family by Leland Rosemond, the Rosamond family were members of the Orange Order in Leitrim Ireland, and fled to Canada after a Rosamond son killed a Catholic lad who was invading the Rosamond home with a gang bent on doing my kindred harm.

Bennett may have been a Freemason as well – and an Oddfellow. There is a long history of the Rosamonds belonging to Guilds. They were members of the Swan Brethren.

My grandparents, Royal and Mary Magdalene Rosamond, begat my mother, Rosemary Rosamond, and her sisters, Lilian, Bonnie, and June Rice.

Fenian Brotherhood – Wikipedia

The Red Hand of Bond

Posted on September 5, 2018 by Royal Rosamond Press

James Bond Fans have gone over every Bong Thing with a fine-tooth comb, and, can not answer the riddle of the Red Hand of Ulster being in the Bond cote of arms.

John Presco 007





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The Red Hand of Ulster (IrishLámh Dhearg Uladh) is an Irish symbol used in heraldry[1] to denote the Irish province of Ulster. It is an open hand coloured red, with the fingers pointing upwards, the thumb held parallel to the fingers, and the palm facing forward. It is usually shown as a right hand, but is sometimes a left hand, such as in the coats of arms of baronets.

From the Daily Journal archives

Twin Pines Park’s shady past

  • By Jim Clifford
Belmont twin pines park
Twin Pines Park in Belmont is a respite of nature, but its past wasn’t always that way.Dan Wadleigh

The Belmont City Council recently approved funding for a master plan to upgrade Twin Pines Park, a bucolic oasis where people can escape the push and pull of modern life by simply listening to the sound of a creek as it flows in the shade of towering trees. It is hard to believe this pastoral setting has a violent history that includes murder, rape and kidnapping.

The unsavory history took place a long time ago when the park was known as the Belmont Picnic Grounds as well as Belmont Park. The present park is a remnant of the original 12-acre, wildly popular venue that opened shortly after the train came to the Peninsula in the 1860s.

Belmont Park was the work of Carl Janke, who wanted to replicate a beer garden from his native Germany. The trains brought party goers from throughout the Bay Area to Belmont where they spent the day meandering through the woods or attending the many picnics hosted by immigrant groups and fraternal organizations, events that drew people by the thousands. Ships also brought park-bound passengers to the Belmont pier.

Today’s 10-acre Twin Pines Park is located on Ralston Avenue a few blocks west of El Camino Real in the same spot once occupied by the Belmont Picnic Grounds, according to the Belmont Historical Society. The society maintains a museum in Twin Pines, which is also home to popular summer concerts as well as picnickers.

Janke’s park featured a dance pavilion large enough to hold 300 dancers, a bandstand and, of course, a beer garden. Eventually, a jail cell was built under the bandstand to hold rowdy patrons, of which there were plenty.

Special trains carried passengers to the park for huge events, such as an 1868 picnic held by the Fenian Brotherhood, a group of Irish nationalists who wanted to free their native land from the English. The picnic drew 10,000 people, but such sizeable gatherings were not unusual for the times. Two years earlier, 15,000 turned out for a Fenian picnic in San Mateo. In 1870, 12,000 Fenians and their supporters converged on Redwood City, overwhelming a city of less than 2,000. The Irish group was not the only organization to hold massive picnics. In 1876, 8,000 people showed up at Belmont for an Odd Fellows picnic.

Victoria’s Orange Parade

Posted on April 19, 2018 by Royal Rosamond Press

Being  part Dutch, and able to trace her lineage to William The Silent, got Victoria Bond an invite to march in the Orange Parade. But, when she insisted she play her ‘Contraption’, some of the most diplomatic folks of the Isles slithered up to her, and, as calm as can be, tried to talk her out of it.

“There will be trouble!”

“What kind of trouble? There’s always trouble. I’m not giving up my pipes – mon! That would be like me, asking you, to give up your nuts. Coo’mon! Drop em!”

Jon Presco

Copyright 2018

Return to the Getty Villa

Posted on December 31, 2017 by Royal Rosamond Press

I have taken steps to be awarded several grants. A year from now, I hope to have my own room at the Getty Villa where I am allowed to roam freely admiring the art of my ex-brother-in-law, Garth Benton, and working on my paper and historic masterpiece………..

‘The Doomsday Prophecies of Wealthy Men’

I will be wearing the best headset money can buy with a endless soundtrack from the DaVinci Code, the Phantom of the Opera, and the best of Leonard Cohen. Young scholars will turn their heads as I pass them in halls.

“May the force be with you Professor Obi-Wan Kenobi!”

“Have you saved our planet yet, Obi-Wan?”

“He can’t hear you. He lives in his own world.”

I have also taken steps to receive a grant from the Paul Mellon foundation. Paul is in my rosy family tree via Elizabeth Rosemond Taylor, and Warner.  I introduced the Pre-Raphaelites to Christine Rosamond Benton. We are ‘The Last Pre-Raphaelites’.

I just made an offer to be Drew Benton’s Mentor. I can show her how to be a scholar in a year. Above is her mother at the Getty Mansion in New York.

Jon Presco

Copyright 2017

Obi-Wan Kenobi played by Sir Alec Guinness

“The murals on the J. Paul Getty Museum’s garden walls have been seen by millions of visitors since the Malibu institution opened 20 years ago. But who knew that the artist who painted–and is now restoring–the realistic likenesses of columns, garlands and still-life arrangements is Garth Benton, a third cousin of Thomas Hart Benton? The 53-year-old artist never met his famous relative, an American regionalist painter who rejected modern abstraction and championed a muscular style of realism until his death in 1975. But the younger Benton was turned on to art at the age of 8 when he saw a book of his relative’s paintings, and he occasionally corresponded with the late artist, who spent much of his life in his home state of Missouri.”

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The Royal Crockett Gallery

Capturing Beauty


John Presco

Copyright 2021

They say the best way to describe a dysfunctional family, is to describe a functional one. There are several books and movies scripts about my late sister, Christine Rosamond Benton, but, they are dwelling in the problem – to say the least.

405 Rolph Ave, Crockett, CA 94525 | MLS #40937458 | Zillow

Yesterday I saw the solution on Zillow. I wanted to be an architect when I was twelve, and am one as a hobby. I search for homes that appeal to me, and get to tour the inside. After Mary Ann Tharaldsen and I got married, we looked at the old bakery in Crockett that was up for sale. We were thinking of remodeling it and founding a art association with gallery and living places for artists. This structure is perfect for a gallery, and the home of Royal Rosamond Press. Since I was a young child I was told my father’s father lived in a tarpaper shack under the Carquiniz bridge. Does this dead end road lead to the encampment where hobos, gamblers, and Bohemians dwelt, for free!

In the last two days I bought $300 dollars worth of art supplies – that were half off. I have been working on my proposals for several grants. I have some great ideas that I will be sending out.

Belmont Legacy of Carl Janke

Posted on September 11, 2011 by Royal Rosamond Press

Months after my sister’s death I went to the Sacramento Library and looked at microfish about a legal battle between the heirs of Carl Janke’s estate in Belmont that appeared in the San Francisco Call. I lost the copy I made of that article that I am certain mentioned William O. Stuttmeister, and the sisters of Augusta Stuttmeister-Janke. Carl’s sons did not want Minni and Cornillia, to have anything, and one brother (or cousin) took their side, and was cut out. This has to be William, or W. JANKE.

“The bride was attended by Miss Alice Stuttmeister, a sister of the groom, and Miss Minnie Janke, a sister of the bride, as bridesmaids, and Dr. Muldownado and Wm. Janke, a cousin of the bride, were groomsmen.”

When Victor Presco turned twenty-one, the the Janke spinsters offered him a moving company in San Francesco. Apparently they saw him as the heir to the Stuttmiester legacy, and the Hope of a return to former glory because they had no children. How about their brother, William? Rosemary said this; “Your father was a made man.”

Two days ago, in an e-mail, my cousin Daryl Bulkley confirmed my suspicions that ‘Stuttmeister’ was not the original name of the folks from Berlin. I suspect they were a branch of the Glucksburg family who became Calvinist Evangelicals, and perhaps Rosicrucians. In the top photo we see Minni and Corniallia Janke in the family vault that William Stuttmeister purchased for $10,000 dollars to put the reains of the Jankes and Stuttmeisters in after they were evicted from the Oddfellow cemetery. That William Ralston was a Oddfellow that put up a large sum of money to establish the Oddfellows in Germany – and perhaps elsewhere – makes me wonder about his alleged suicide by plunging into the bay. I am reading articles on the internet about the Oddfellows being the founders of the Welfare State in America, where being charitable to the poor, the infirmed, and the widows, was paramount. They also paid much attention to burying their dead, which suggests they believed in a different hereafter. As a theologian I have pointed out the strange raising of the dead in Matthew 27:53 at the very moment of Jesus’ alleged death.

Daryl pointed out in her research that we knew next to nothing about the Stuttmeisters, whose tomb was lost until seven years ago, tells me William Stuttmeister retired to the Geronimo Valley a disillusioned man, who played a rare violin, and left his Stuttmeister-Janke legacy to his housekeeper. And then he is dead, his remains put in the vault that I went to visit with my daughter and grandson. Before I left for California I told my friend Joy Gall, that I wanted a AA coin to put in this tomb in honor of Christine Rosamond Benton whose funeral fell on he first sober birthday in AA. As I lined up to view my sister in her casket, I did consider the Nazarite Vow I took in 1989. As fate would have it, I ended up putting this coin in William Oltman Stuttmeisters crypt because there was an opening made by the earthquake of 1989.

On this coin is an Angel. In 1992 I began a biography of my family called ‘Bonds With Angels’. It begins with an account of the Blue Angel that appear at the foot of Christine’s bed that woke her and Vicki, who crawled into Christine’s bed and beheld her. Vicki was six years of age, and is clean and sober this day. The Nazarite Vow bids one to not ingest alcohol, not get drunk, so that the Holy Spirit may speak through you, use you as a Horn of Power to broadcast the Word of God. When I entered the tomb of my ancestors and sat down on the marble bench, I noticed the letter A made of brass lying behind the faux fern plant. I picked it up. It was the A in JANKE that had come lose in the earthquake. I looked up at the stained glass window and read; “In loving memory of my beloved wife, Augusta Stutteister,” Was Augusta the Angel that came to visit my sisters? May our bonds with Angels continue – forever more! Amen!

Jon Presco

Daily Alta California, Volume 42, Number 14175, 24 June 1888 STUTTMEISTER-JANKE.

One of the most enjoyable weddings of the past week took place at Belmont, Wednesday morning last, the contracting parties being Miss Augusta Janke, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. August Janke of Belmont,
and Dr. Wm. Stuttmeister of San Francisco. The house was handsomely decorated with a rich profusion of ferns and flowers, and at the appointed hour was filled with the relatives and intimate friends
of the contracting parties. At 11 o’clock the wedding march was played and the bridal party entered the parlor. The bride was attended by Miss Alice Stuttmeister, a sister of the groom, and Miss Minnie Janke, a sister of the bride, as bridesmaids, and Dr. Muldownado and Wm. Janke, a cousin of the bride, were groomsmen.

The Rev. A. L. Brewer of San Mateo performed the beautiful and impressive ceremony under an arch composed of flowers and greens very prettily arranged, after which the guests pressed forward and offered their congratulations. The bride was attired in a very pretty and becoming costume of the crushed strawberry shade, and wore a corsage bouquet of orange blossoms. She carried a handsome bouquet of white flowers. After the guests had paid their compliments the bride and groom led the way to the dining-room, where the wedding dinner was served and the health of the newly married pair was pledged. The feast over, the guests joined in the dance, and the hours sped right merrily, interspersed with music singing and recitations, until the bride and groom took their departure amid a shower of rice and good wishes. Many beautiful presents were received. Dr. and Mrs. Stuttmeister left Thursday morning for Santa Cruz and Monterey, where they will spend the honeymoon. On their return they will make their home in Belmont. 1911: Dr. Willian O. Stuttmeister was practicing dentistry in Redwood City, CA. (Reference: University of California, Directory of Graduates,

1864-1910, page 133).
Records from Tombstones in Laurel Hill Cemetery, 1853-1927 – Janke
– Stuttmeister
Mina Maria Janke, daughter of William A, & Cornelia Janke, born
February 2, 1869, died March 1902.
William August Janke, native of Hamburg, Germany, born Dec. 25,
1842, died Nov. 22, 1902, son of Carl August & Dorette Catherine Janke. Frederick William R. Stuttmeister, native of Berlin, Germany, born
1612, died January 29, 1877.
Mrs. Matilda Stuttmeister, wife of Frederick W.R. Stuttmeister, born
1829, died March 17, 1875, native of New York.
Victor Rudolph Stuttmeister, son of Frederick W.R. & Matilda
Stuttmeister, born May 29, 1846, died Jan. 19, 1893, native of New

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Janke Park, Hall, And Stagecoach Line

Posted on November 27, 2014 by Royal Rosamond Press

          Very few families can say their kindred owned a Stagecoach Line, Theme Park, and a Turnverein Hall, or two. Carl Janke was half owner of the Belmont Accommodation Company that ran between Belmont ‘Beautiful Mountain’, and Halfmoon Bay. Mrs. Walter E. Janke was the President of the Cap and Bells Club that employed the cap of the Jester in its emblem. Consider the Merry Pranksters. Musicals, plays, and  “Jinks” were performed. Consider the Hi-jinks of the all male Bohemian Club. Is this a feminists answer?  It appears the Cap and Bells founded an art gallery. Was this the formation of the Outdoor Art League?

The Bohemian Club of Crockett

Posted on May 24, 2016 by Royal Rosamond Press


I am a Journalist. I own my own newspaper that is registered in Lane County. The Bohemian Club of San Francisco was founded by Journalists who soon admitted Artists. I am also an Artist and Poet. I am not famous. To be famous, or, become famous, defeats the idea of being a Bohemian – a True Bohemian! For this reason, on this day, May 24, 2016, I found the Bohemian Club of Crockett California, the BCCC. Soon I will make available Certificates of Bohemian Authenticity, and present them to those who pass the test. This will include a portrait and brief biography.

It is my intent to move to Crockett and set up Royal Rosamond Press in a Gallery and History Room. In 1980, Mary Ann Tharaldsen, the sister-in-law of Christine Rosamond Benton,  and I, looked at the old Crockett Bakery as the potential site for an Art Gallery with studio space for artists. I predicted this city would become the new Bohemian Colony. Hence, it has become an Art Colony. I will be the Curator of this Gallery-Museum, and Caretaker of my creative family history, as well as the history of Crockett. I will stroll about my Art Colony as Captain Gregory. Gregory is my full middle name. I will get the latest scoop.  I will be the premiere Crockett character. I will make a Virtual Crockett and promote this town and my newspaper. My biography is now on hold. Our Bohemian Tales are too big to be confined to a book.

Here is a photograph of the house my father’s father, Hugo Victor Presco, was living in when my father, Victor William Presco, was born. For awhile, my grandfather lived in San Francisco and was a business partner of his brother, Oscar. They remodeled houses and built cabinets. Hugo is listed as a house painter on Vic’s birth certificate. Rosemary told me, after the brothers went their own way, Hugo ended up living in a tar paper shack under the Carquiniz Bridge  in Crockett, where Hugo made a living gambling. I had a talk with the old curator of the Crockett Museum who knew my grandfather. He told me he was one hell of a nice guy. Rosemary said 5,000 people came to his funeral, including the Mayor of San Francisco. The curator told me there were scores of gambling joints and whore houses. This is the City of the Golden Setting Sun. Hugo also gambled in the Barbary Coast in San Francisco.

When Vic was delivering produce to Crockett one day, he took his two sons down to the wharf to meet his father who lived in a houseboat. When Hugo answered the door, in a gruff voice my father introduced his sons to the man who had abandoned him, and walked away, we never to see this man again.

Rosemary told me Vic took the money Hugo’s friends had given him to buy a headstone and got drunk. What he did with the body, is a mystery. I would not put it past my father to have weighted his father down with rusty chains and dumped him in the bay. Captain Vic never paid a Vet bill if he could help it.

Victor’s father, Wensel Anton Prescowitz, came from Bohemia Germany. My father’s lineage is true Bohemian that took root in the city by the bay that would become world famous for its Bohemian flavor. The name Victor Hugo suggests Wensel was an intellectual. His history blends with that of Jessie Benton, Bret Harte, Jack London, George Sterling, and Joaquin Miller who established Oakland, Carmel, San Francisco, as Bohemian Meccas. Add Crockett to this list.

Captain Gregory

President: Royal Rosamond Press

Copyright 2016




Wensel Braskewitz

 Born in Bohemia on 1851. Wensel married Christine Marie Roth and had 3 children. He passed away on 1921.


Wensel Braskewitz

Born in Bohemia on 1851. Wensel married Christine Marie Roth and had 3 children. He passed away on 1921.

Gregory Roth

Born on 1824. Gregory married Kristine Krause and had a child. He passed away on 1894.



The Bohemian Club was originally formed in April 1872 by and for journalists who wished to promote a fraternal connection among men who enjoyed the artsMichael Henry de Young, proprietor of the San Francisco Chronicle, provided this description of its formation in a 1915 interview:

The Bohemian Club was organized in the Chronicle office by Tommy Newcombe, Sutherland, Dan O’Connell, Harry Dam and others who were members of the staff. The boys wanted a place where they could get together after work, and they took a room on Sacramento street below Kearny. That was the start of the Bohemian Club, and it was not an unmixed blessing for the Chronicle because the boys would go there sometimes when they should have reported at the office. Very often when Dan O’Connell sat down to a good dinner there he would forget that he had a pocketful of notes for an important story.[6]

Journalists were to be regular members; artists and musicians were to be honorary members.[7] The group quickly relaxed its rules for membership to permit some people to join who had little artistic talent, but enjoyed the arts and had greater financial resources. Eventually, the original “bohemian” members were in the minority and the wealthy and powerful controlled the club.[8][9] Club members who were established and successful, respectable family men, defined for themselves their own form of bohemianism which included men who were bons vivants, sometime outdoorsmen, and appreciators of the arts.[5] Club member and poet George Sterlingresponded to this redefinition:


Small and seemingly timeless, Crockett has a thriving artist community, is rich in early California history, and is surrounded by thousands of acres of scenic parkland. Yet, it has managed to remain a secret in the bustling Bay Area.

According to Rita Szeto, who recently moved to Crockett, the town’s 3,100 residents move at their own pace, and nobody is in such a hurry they can’t stop and chat for a little while.

“Even the pumps at the local gas station are the slowest ever,” she said. “One day, I asked the attendant why, and she just shrugged and said, ‘This is Crockett.’ “

“It’s very picturesque here, but more importantly it’s affordable, and that’s always important to artists,” she said.

Over the years, the presence of artists has resulted in a number of galleries, photography studios and woodworking shops concentrated on Pomona Street, the town’s main drag.

A good place to begin a gallery-and-shop tour is the three-story Epperson Building, a former car dealership that now houses the Epperson Gallery, a gift shop and showcase for regional painters, sculptors and potters. The Nash Gallery specializes in custom framing and the Peel Edgerton Gallery features fine sliver jewelry and American Indian art.

Farther down the street is the 1314 = 9 photography studio that specializes is photos of Crockett, and next door is solYluna, a gift shop that features authentic folk art from Mexico and South America.

The Valona Market and Deli, besides serving a good breakfast and excellent sandwiches, acts as an unofficial community center and performance space. Every Sunday evening, the deli transforms into a jazz club and patrons nosh on sandwiches and sip wine while listening to local musicians.


Victor Hugo – Last Bohemian

Posted on July 21, 2020 by Royal Rosamond Press

Raymond Chandler wrote about the people my grandfather hung around with, and did business with. The fact my mother made porno movies and was a prostitute for Big Bones Remmer, put’s me in the Black Mask revival, and put’s my fictional character, Smoky, on the Bohemian Gangster map.

John Presco




The Petticoat Navy of Contra Costa County

By William Mero

During the early 20th century, Martinez gained a colorful reputation for its unique fleet of floating brothels anchored in the middle of the river. Some of the most famous “boats of ill repute” were Wanda’s Scow, Margaret’s Scow and “Old Lady” Miller’s Scow. Police raids were regularly made but timely warnings always allowed their clients to be absent. Fines for running houses of prostitution provided significant revenue to the county for many years and became a practical method of taxing the profits of these illegal enterprises. Rumors suggest that some of the best customers of these watery “entertainment” boats were the local politicians, lawyers and judges. Their patronage may have provided protection for the illegal operations. Drinks were also sold allowing clients to socialize with the soiled Martinez mermaids before and after services rendered. According to court records, Margaret Bantz and Millie Landt were some of the most notorious water loving madams on the river.

During the 1920’s the floating pleasure palaces found that local objections and difficulty with access forced their closing. Among the ordinary citizens of Martinez the biggest complaint to the local police was the frequent ringing of various ship bells on the shore announcing that a client wished to be ferried out to a particular barge for an evening’s entertainment. It was one of the first recorded instance of a county noise pollution problem.

Open prostitution had been an accepted fact of life during the settling of Contra Costa County. Many county brothels masqueraded as “boarding houses” whose guests were exclusively young women. Many had interesting names. One famous house in western Contra Costa was called The Artists’ Tea Room. Of course, a request for tea would have been greeted with astonishment.

Women were always in short supply in this thinly settled, largely rural county. The early vaqueros, sheep headers and field hands led lonely lives without much opportunity to meet available women or, even more importantly, the financial ability to marry. Consequently brothels were widely tolerated or viewed as a necessary evil. In fact, it wasn’t until the early 1900’s in California that the ratio of women to men became nearly equal. Women were initially so scarce that during the 1850’s in San Francisco several madams were accepted as valued members of normal society. They often made large contributions to local charities out of their profits of sin. Mammy Pleasant, a famous Black madam, was a major donor to early African-American civil rights groups.

Romanticizing the brothels of the pioneer west can easily be carried too far. While providing a service valued by at least the male portion of the population, they also had a serious downside. Disease and violent crime were not uncommon where prostitution flourished. In the Chinese community many young Asian girls were sold by their families into prostitution and shipped off to the cribs of San Francisco. Many prostitutes used alcohol and drugs to excess. That combined with disease, often made for short, tragic lives. Some women did marry and leave the sporting life but this was comparatively rare.

Eventually Contra Costa outgrew its pioneer past and traditions. By 1952 the public tolerance of openly functioning brothels in Contra Costa County had worn thin. Under the urging of Attorney General Earl Warren, the remaining historic brothels were finally closed. One of the most famous houses shuttered at that time was located near Crockett under the Carquinez Bridge close to the old railroad tracks. The site was notorious for a establishment called the Golden Horseshoe, famous for its spicy selection of a dozen accommodating women who for many years entertained the local factory workers and longshoremen.

Court records and Sheriff Veale’s personal papers preserved in the Contra Costa County History Center offer unique insights into this colorful facet of Contra Costa’s social history.

Rosamond Press


My Historic Grandfather

Victor Hugo Presco


John Presco

Copyright 2020

After writing and posting about the Dashiell Hammett archive, and reading how this great writer’s grandchildren looked foreword to the paltry check Lillian Hellman sent them on Christmas, I went in search of more information on my grandfather, Victor Hugo Presco, the Bohemian Gambler. I wanted to find what was Authentic. There is too much Fool’s Gold in the Nation. We are on the verge of another Civil War over who has the right stuff, and who does not. I wanted to own something that was free and clear of the grabby hands of the Claim Jumpers. I struck pay dirt! I found this essay by Bill Mero that records the floating Houses of Ill Repute that bobbed in the water near Martinez and Crocket, where I saw my father’s father, just once.

Sterling became a significant figure in Bohemian literary circles in northern California in the first quarter of the 20th century, and in the development of the artists’ colony in Carmel. He was mentored by a much older Ambrose Bierce, and became close friends with Jack London and Clark Ashton Smith, and later mentor to Robinson Jeffers. He is depicted twice in Jack London’s novels: as Russ Brissenden in the autobiographical Martin Eden (1909) and as Mark Hall in The Valley of the Moon(1913). His association with Charles Rollo Peters may have led to his move to Carmel. The hamlet had been discovered by Charles Warren Stoddard and others, but Sterling made it world famous. His aunt Missus Havens purchased a home for him in Carmel Pines where he lived for six years.

California Views Historical Photo Archives

Sterling, posing with caricatures of himself at the Bohemian Grove, 1907

The California Barrel Company of San Francisco

Posted on March 9, 2020 by Royal Rosamond Press

Bohemian Club

Bohemian Club Members of the Bohemian Club, including California Gov. Ronald Reagan (centre left) and U.S. Vice Pres. Richard Nixon (centre right), at Bohemian Grove, California, 1967.The California Barrell Company

The California Barrel Company


John Presco: President of Royal Rosamond Press

Copyright 2020

An idea for a book, movie, and cable series.

William Broderick supervised the loading of two hundred barrels onto the freight car in Dogpatch, and now accompanied them on the barge to the dock in Oakland. He could just make out Joaquin Miller’s white home in the hills that sat as a Bohemian Beacon above the Stuttemeister orchard. Bill had picked a fight with the old curmudgeon and fraud about having his brigades of artistic circus clowns marching up and down the road they shared that was in theory, the Stuttmeister Road, that was later changed to Berlin Way. Now there were Japanese poets coming and going, and this made Bill’s German kindred, nervous. After the great earthquake, the Suttmiesters found sanctuary in Oakland, along with a couple of hundred well to do German Pioneers that had gone to the San Francisco Opera to hear Caruso sing.

When Miller took a keen interest in his daughter, Melba Broderick, who he carried on his knee when they took the trolley Frisco, Bill bought a new Victorian home on 13th. Street in Oakland. To his chagrin, Melba found out Gertrude Stein lived down the street and had known her idol, Isadora Duncan. At ten, Melba was found having tea and scones with literary greats, she helping Gertrude conduct her salon just before it moved to Paris. She was paid to do the dishes. There was no escaping the influence of Joaquin, who Bill had run into at the Bohemian Club, and, had to indure his non-stop bragging about the royalty he met when he went to Europe, and the Pre-Raphaelite artists he had dinner with at Gabriel Rossettis.

Bill celebrated Miller’s death in his own way. When he heard Bohemian Club members had built a funeral pyre and were going to burn the bloated braggard, he notified the authorities. Broderick had complained about the outdoor Japanese barbeques that filled the air with the stench of all kinds of meat, that wafted downhill under certain conditions, and wiped out the beautiful smell of cherry blossoms on the ranch When the cherries were ripe, they were sold for a pretty penny in Jingle Town, a cannery located on the Oakland Estuary where Jack London docked his oyster boat.

Frederick Jacob Koster had invited Bill Broderick to the Bohemian Grove Hijinks. It was while talking to a railroad magnet about how Prohibition was ruining many honest businessmen, that Bill came up with his brilliant plan to provide Bootleggers with barrels, and keep the profits of freightage rolling into the pocket of railroad owners.

“What if we put another product in our barrels that can be consumed. The Feds can not stop us. One is left with an empty barrel – to do with it you please. What if we shipped grapes? We can pack them in sawdust. We got plenty of that!”

“Sounds like a brilliant plan! I know an Italian who has planted a vineyard in Sonoma. Infact, there he is chatting with Frank Buck. You will want to talk to him, too. He’s becoming the biggest grower in California.”

Bill Broderick of Barrel and Box

Posted on February 26, 2019by Royal Rosamond Press

This morning I found an article about Bill Broderick and the California Barrel Company. What an historic account, that I have sent to the Mayor of San Francisco, and the Board of Supervisors. It’s all here, the elements that made San Francisco, and California – great!

William Frederick Broderick is trying to save a successful business, that due to prohibition, is on the ropes. My mother told me Bill traveled across America selling barrels. Bill has stopped in Chicago where Al Capone is making a fortune as a bootlegger, and arrives in Cleveland Ohio. Bill’s boss, Frederick Koster, must be furious to see organized crime families prospering, while he and his five hardworking bothers are desperate to keep their cooperage business afloat. Frederick is a member of the Bohemian Club, and the Law and Order Club. He may be one of the reasons the Mafia never got a foothold in the Bay Area. Frederick is ahead of his time in how he treated those who worked for him. They were like family. He shortened their work day, and paid good wages. Bill and Fred are promoting California Grapes. They made barrels for this billion dollar industry. They are Pioneers!

“One of the disciples of good barrel and service to meet the conditions of their customers, is William Broderick, sales manager of the California Barrel Company, San Francisco, Calif. Mr. Broderick attended the convention, stopping off at Chicago en route. Mr. Broderick is a natural born salesman, and certainly has the creative idea in salesmanship which is demonstrated by the fact not withstanding from the loss of business from wine and whiskey operations, the cooperage shops in the country and the manufactures supplying the same have kept busy even in maximum capacity during the past year and  half, since prohibition arrived, which leads us all to do the same kind of constructive salesmanship. Malaga grapes have always been shipped in kegs and packed in ground cork, but in the last years, California has a become a great factor in furnishing the world with Malaga grapes packed in redwood sawdust. The California Barrel Company, as well as other cooperage institutions on the coast, are making kegs to deliver these grapes seasoned without moisture, to various markets of the world. Bill Broderick is one of the fellows who made this possible by demonstrating to our merchants the value of California grapes packed in the right way, in the right kind of packaging!”


I have put forth an idea for a Working Museum that preserves very valuable history, and creates jobs by giving new life to the ancient art of cooperage. I follow in my grandfather’s footsteps. It is my ambition to make the people of San Francisco – Big Winners!

John Presco

President: Royal Rosamond Press

Copyright 2019

Dear Mayor and Board;

My great grandfather, William F. Broderick, was a salesman and Director for the California Barrel Company that was located near the Portreo Power Plant that was just purchased for Redevelopment. The CBC got started by shipping Spreckels sugar. Claus Spreckels did business with president, Frederick Jacob Koster, and his four brothers. Their businesses were next to each other.

This morning I found an article about William who was interviewed by a reporter for . He speaks about shipping Malaga Grapes to cities across America – in barrels! Here is a merger with California grapes. Prohibition has just begun, and the cooperage industry is in crisis. Frederick Koster has gone abroad to map ut  market in the Orient. Barrel and sailing ships go hand in hand. What I am proposing is a cooperage museum that would contribute to San Francisco’s tourist trade, and cooper college at the old site. There is a historic building and facade that could be used for this Trade College. The art of barrel making is coming back.

I have seen beautiful Japanese and Chinese packaging in museum. I saw wondrous labels on crates when I worked as lumper in the produce market in Jack London Square. Packaging is an art form, a craft that can give merchants new ideas.

To help fund this college a museum, I suggest quality prints be made of the amazing machinery invented to make barrels. I put a copyright in this book, but, your people may know how to do this. I have found no cooperage college in America.  Meg Whitman purchased the PPP property and founded Qubi. She might want to imitate Alva Spreckels who was give the title ‘The Grandmother of San Francisco. The people around Meg have been selfish with information. Perhaps this is because I copyrighted the CBC name in 2011, and am the owner of californiabarrelcompany.co.

Associate Capital chose this name for a company that is floating around in Business Law World for reasons that are beyond my understanding. I have sent e-mails to several people offering my ideas. I got not response. The way I see it, the People of San Francisco deserve to see their history preserved, and, bring Civic Prosperity – now! Let’s build a dream – today!


We Will Soar At Black Point

Posted on February 19, 2017 by Royal Rosamond Press


Those with Free Spirits, who know how to be released, and soar, come to Black Point and Fort Mason. Here we will make a stand for Arts and Culture. Here the Nation of California will be born. The epicenter is here. We will put on a lightshow. They will see our light in the sky, and in the bay, playing with whales and dolphins. They will marvel.

Jessie Benton Fremont held a salon at Black Point. Mark Twain was a frequent guest. Rena gave me permission to install her in ‘The Muse Hall of Fame’. If not for the painting I did of Rena, Christine would never have married Garth Benton. I am the official Benton Historian. There is not other.

I just read Carrie Fisher predicted her own death, as did Mark Twain, and, allegedly my sister. Carrie was hired to do a screenplay about Christine. Debbie died the next day.

Join us!

Jon ‘Master of the Rose’


Blunt said, Fisher also had a scary premonition.

“She put a cardboard cutout of herself as Leia outside my room, with her date of birth and date of death on her forehead,” he told the Times. “I’m trying to remember what the date was, because it was around now — and I remember thinking it was too soon.”

JOELY: I’ve been having an out-of-body experience. The world lost Carrie and Debbie, of course, but– and– and Princess Leia and we lost our hero. We lost– our mirror.”




Our members are to hear much about this Cathedral of the Soul in the near future, and at present I wish merely to announce its name and present to you a brief picture of what it is. This cathedral is that great holy of holies and Cosmic sanctum maintained by the beams of thought waves of thousands of our most advanced members, who have been prepared and trained to direct these beams of thought at certain periods of the day and the week toward one central point, and there becomes a manifest power, a creative force, a health giving and peace giving nucleus far removed from the material trials and problems, limitations and destructive elements of the earth plane.

While men have been busy planning, building, and directing great spires and towers of earthly cathedrals that would reach high into the heavens and become the material abiding place for those in devotion and meditation, we have been creating this cathedral of prayer and illumination, Cosmic joy, and peace high above every material plane and ascent into the Cosmic itself.”


Mark Twain

Twain’s landing place was San Francisco. As Ben Tarnoff explains in his deftly written, wholly absorbing “The Bohemians: Mark Twain and the San Francisco Writers Who Reinvented American Literature,” the city was an ideal crucible for an ambitious young writer on the make. It prospered during the Civil War and had a literate population that craved a new kind of writing. Important patrons such as Jessie Benton Fremont and Thomas Starr King nurtured the nascent talents of Charles Warren Stoddard, Ina Coolbrith, and most prominently Harte, a disciplined dandy and a brilliant mentor and editor who founded The Californian, a literary paper where Stoddard published his first poem and Twain refined his style in the fall of 1864.



Jesse Benton Fremont

by Susan Saperstein

She is thought to be the real author behind the successful writings of John C. Fremont (general, senator, presidential candidate, and the Pathfinder of the West) describing his explorations. Jesse Benton Fremont (1824– 1902), Fremont’s wife, was also the daughter of Missouri Senator Thomas Hart Benton, a leading advocate of Manifest Destiny, a political movement pushing expansion to the West. And in her event-filled life, some of her happiest times were at her house in San Francisco’s Black Point area, now known as Fort Mason.

The Fremonts lived there between 1860 and 1861. The prop- erty included three sides of the point, and Jesse described it “like being on the bow of a ship.” They had a clear view of the Golden Gate, so named by John when he first viewed it in 1846. Alcatraz was so close that Jesse is said to have called the lighthouse on the island her nightlight.

The Spanish called the area Point San Jose and built a battery in 1797. However, cold winds and fog soon made the cannons useless. By the time the Mexicans were ruling in the 1820s, the area was known as Black Point for the dark vegetation on the land.

Their house was one of six on the point. Jesse remodeled the house and added roses, fuchsias, and walkways on the 13 acres. Their home became a salon for San Francisco intellectuals. Thomas Starr King, the newly appointed minister of the Unitarian church, was a fixture for dinner and tea. Young Bret Harte, whose writing Jesse admired, became a Sunday dinner regular, as did photographer Carleton Watkins. She invited literary celebrities when they came to townó including Herman Melville, who was trying to get over the failure of Moby Dick. Conversations in her salon led to early conservation efforts when Jesse and a group including Watkins, Starr King, Fredrick Law Olmsted, and Israel Ward Raymond lobbied Congress and President Lincoln to preserve Yosemite and Mariposa Big Trees. Jesse’s husband, however, often away on business ventures, was not a regular at her gatherings.

Jessie Benton Fremont at Blackpoint

Historical Essay

by Jo Medrano

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Mrs. General Fremont on porch at Black Point, 1863.

Photo: San Francisco History Center, SF Public Library


Mrs. General Fremont on her porch at Black Point, c. 1863.

Photo: Jesse Brown Cook collection, online archive of California


Black Point (now Fort Mason), 1870. Spring Valley Water Co. brought water through the flume that skirts the cliffs. Small farms run down to the shore. Alcatraz is in the distance.

Photo: Private Collection, San Francisco, CA

John C. Fremont bought a farm for his wife Jessie on the north edge of San Francisco, on a small rocky peninsula then known as Blackpoint, about 1860. At the time of purchase, they were living in Bear Valley in the Sierras. In Bear Valley Jessie Fremont developed physical problems due to the intense heat. She wrote that a buried egg would cook in just a few minutes. One account states that it was 106 degrees at sunset–not an uncommon temperature that year. So we can probably imagine her delight when John C. came back from a business trip to San Francisco in 1861, and told her they were moving to the city. Blackpoint was a self-sustaining farm, and Jessie’s favorite home. She had relatives living with her, as well as visits from other relatives in addition to local and national celebrities.


Spring Valley Water Company flume is visible at right; Small farms on the hill above c. 1870

Photo: Private Collection, San Francisco, CA

As a matter of fact, a influential San Franciscan, I.W. Raymond, visited the Fremonts in Bear Valley and traveled with them to see the place that wasn’t yet named Yosemite. He was a key person in the 1864 action of President Lincoln which made Yosemite a protected place.

Black Point is described in “Jesse Fremont: A woman who made history” as “a small headland jutting out into the channel entrance of the harbor, in fact directly opposite the Golden Gate, affording an unbroken view westward to the Pacific and eastward toward the mountains of Contra Costa.” Jessie said she “loved this sea home so much that I had joy even in the tolling of the fogbell”. It was here she planned and built her “sunset beach.”

The federal government took over Black Point soon after Jessie and John Fremont went back east to be involved in the civil war. John fought for compensation for the expropriated house and land until the day he died.

When Thomas Starr King first walked to the pulpit of the San Francisco Unitarian Church in 1860, the eyes of the congregation turned to this small, frail man. Many asked, “Could this youthful person with his beardless, boyish face be the celebrated preacher from Boston?”

King laughed. “Though I weigh only 120 pounds,” he said, “when I’m mad, I weigh a ton.”

That fiery passion would be King’s stock in trade during his years in California, from 1860 to 1864. Abraham Lincoln said he believed the Rev. Thomas Starr King was the person most responsible for keeping California in the Union during the early days of the Civil War.

King’s reputation as a noted orator had led the San Francisco congregation to ask him to come west, with little hope he would agree. During his 11 years as minister of Boston’s Hollis Street Unitarian Church, King increased the congregation to five times its original size and pulled the church out of bankruptcy. Ralph Waldo Emerson, noted essayist and poet, said after hearing one of King’s sermons, “That is preaching!” Churches in Chicago and Brooklyn sought King as their minister, but this popular Boston pastor rejected them. San Francisco, he decided, offered the greatest challenge.

George Sterling posed for an illustration by Adelaide Hanscom Leeson which appeared in a printing of the Rubaiyat of Omar Khayyam.

Kevin Starr (1973) wrote:“The uncrowned King of Bohemia (so his friends called him), Sterling had been at the center of every artistic circle in the San Francisco Bay Area. Celebrated as the embodiment of the local artistic scene, though forgotten today, Sterling had in his lifetime been linked with the immortals, his name carved on the walls of the Panama-Pacific International Exposition next to the great poets of the past.”The Carmel Bohemians
by Stephen LindsleyIt was mid-November, and after a week of perfect weather in Carmel the fog had rolled in to stay. Cold and moisture hung in the air, turning midday into a protracted dusk. Nora May French sat alone on the front porch of George Sterling’s bungalow, listening to the ocean. All she could see through the pine trees between the house and the beach was a few pearly sparkles of water, but the sound of the waves rolling onto the shore, now soft, now booming, was strong and constant.It had been a glorious summer in the little village of Carmel-by-the-Sea in the year of 1907. Yet, only the year before the great San Francisco earthquake had brought tragedy into the lives of thousands. George Sterling was the first poet laureate of San Francisco, a dominant literary figure whose close friend Jack London called him “the Greek.” Sterling was at the center of a small group of artists and writers who frequented the Bohemian Club and trendy cafés such as Coppa’s, exchanging ideas and planning periodic dramatic works and “High Jinks.”When the earthquake struck many of their favorite haunts crumbled and burned. Sterling and his wife had built a cottage in Carmel the year before. Now they were trying to convince friends to abandon the city and forge a rustic community among the cypress trees and eucalyptus groves. Nora May had been among those who accepted. She came not as a wife or a lover, but as a literary peer to these Homeric poets and artists, the last of the classical romantics.At night they gathered on the beach in small groups, roasting abalone and mussels over driftwood fires, drinking wine and singing songs. They could not help but be inspired by the pure spectacle of their surroundings – a place where the perfect commixture of elements reveals nature’s full dynamic grace. Grand romantic epic poems were dreamed in their entirety in those evenings on the beach, and other kinds of romance blossomed as well.The romantic life had been a blessing and a curse for Nora French. She was young and lovely, with a strong nose, piercing blue eyes and wispy blonde hair that seemed to glitter with moonlight, even in the daytime. She loved horses, walking on the beach and strolling the needle-strewn paths that threaded Carmel’s old pine forest. Her poetry reflected her coastal life, but also betrayed a melancholy that few recognized as portentous. She had followed her star where it would take her, and by the time she arrived in Carmel by way of San Francisco, Los Angeles and originally Albany, New York, she had already loved and lost more than once, and seen much that the world could offer. And now she was deeply in love once more, but she knew the man she loved thought of her only as a friend and nothing more. At the age of just 27 years she had the sense that her life was already behind her.She had carried the cyanide with her for some time. Sterling and several of his close friends all had identical vials they carried in little envelopes marked, “Peace.” It sharpened Nora’s senses to know that death was just an impulse away, though she had already seen death in many forms, from the devastation in San Francisco to the termination of her unborn child. In her life and in her writings she celebrated art, drama, literature, the beauty of the land and sea, the wonder of life and the mystery of death. Her poems had been published alongside those of the best of her age, and she had eaten, drunk and slept among many of them.But this afternoon she was wistful. The melancholy had seeped back into her mind, propelled by the fog that had shrouded the Carmel River valley. It left her strangely calm. She had done nothing half way. Her life had been lived to a romantic ideal that could not be matched with words on paper. And now, with love lost once more, Nora May had come to a moment of peace. She knew that at this moment, sitting alone on the edge of the continent in the most beautiful, magical spot imaginable, she was as happy as she was ever likely to be.Ten minutes later she was dead.When they gathered at Point Lobos to scatter her ashes into the sea, emotions ran high. This small group of men had lived their lives by the example of the gods of Olympus. Yet they seemed to have forgotten how much tragedy and destruction the Olympians wrought. They called her “sister,” but failed to treat her as one. Through their hubris and narcissism these men had calmly condemned this young beauty, and also themselves, to a terrible fate. The cries of the seagulls and the sound of waves crashing on rocks below swept past them as they faced the cold November wind. There were sharp words of contention, and a scuffle broke out among them. Nora May’s dust returned to the world in a moment of passion. Her influence remained strong, even then.Caroline Sterling endured her husband’s philandering for another 10 years, and then she left him for good. Soon after, she followed the tragic example of the woman she had most admired and reviled. She was the next one to open her envelope.Eventually George Sterling returned to San Francisco permanently, where the Bohemian Club became his only residence as the years wore on. He continued to publish his writings and the work of others, mostly without notice. By November 1926, when Sterling was to host a dinner at the club for noted author H.L. Mencken, the measured life of the businessman had long supplanted Sterling’s former bacchanalian ethos. In the process he had become marginalized, while more modern authors such as Mencken garnered the favorable reviews.The night of the party Mencken was late in arriving, so Sterling retreated upstairs to his rooms alone. He poured himself a glass of brandy and paced back and forth, thinking back on his career, the life he had led and the people he had known. In a crystalline vision he saw what lay before him – a slow descent into obscurity and death. His hand reached into his pocket to touch the small envelope, now worn with age. The word “Peace” was faded but still legible. Those best acquainted with him knew it was only a matter of the right moment for him to make use of it. They wondered why he had waited so long. His wife and former lovers were now a faded memory, and most of his closest friends had followed them beyond the pall. Ambrose Bierce had drifted alone into Mexico in 1913, perhaps to join the Zapata revolutionaries, but never to be seen or heard from again. Jack London had died a painful death a decade ago at the age of 40; the victim of a life lived in utter disregard for any of his body’s needs, save the most superficial and carnal ones. And Nora May French had shattered her own fragile beauty so many years before, while drawing a fey vapor down upon her entire generation as her light expired.At long last the moment was right. The time had come. Suddenly the brandy tasted sharply of almonds as Sterling sat back in his favorite chair.For a scant few days thereafter, George Sterling was once again foremost in the minds of the San Francisco literati. And as a result, perhaps for the last time, the name Nora May French was once again briefly upon the lips of those few who knew her and cared to remember.https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Jessie_Benton_Fr%C3%A9mont



A report on an exploration of the country lying between the Missouri River and the Rocky Mountains, on the line of the Kansas and Great Platte rivers [1842].- Catalogue of plants collected by Lieut. Fr{acute}emont in his expedition to the Rocky Mountains. By John Torrey.- A report of the exploring expedition to Oregon and north California, in the years 1843-’44.- App. A. Nature of the geological formations occupying the portion of Oregon and north California included in a geographical survey under the direction of Capt. Fr{acute}emont; by James Hall.- App. B. Descriptions of organic remains collected by Capt. J. C. Fr{acute}emont, in the geographical survey of Oregon and north California; by James Hall.- App. C. Description of some new genera and species of plants, collected in Capt. J. C. Fr{acute}emont’s exploring expeditions to Oregon and north California, in the years 1843-’44; by John Torrey and J. C. Fr{acute}emont.- Astronomical observations made during the expedition of 1843-’44.- Meteorological observations made during the expedition of 1843-’44. Astronomical observations made during the expedition to the Rocky Mountains in the year 1843.- Meteorological observations [1842]

John C. Frémont’s official report on the 1842 expedition he led to the Rocky Mountains reads like a great adventure story. Frémont’s father-in-law, Thomas Hart Benton, a powerful senator from Missouri and strong proponent of western expansion, was a major supporter of the expedition, whose purpose was to survey and map the Oregon Trail to the Rocky Mountains. The senator hoped it would encourage Americans to emigrate and develop commerce along the western trails.

The party that included some twenty Creole and Canadian voyageurs and the legendary Kit Carson, started out just west of the Missouri border, crossed the present-day states of Kansas, Nebraska, and Wyoming, and ascended what the men believed to be the highest peak in the Wind River region of the Rockies. Frémont’s report provided practical information about the geology, botany, and climate of the West that guided future emigrants along the Oregon Trail; it shattered the misconception of the West as the Great American Desert.

Upon his return home to Washington, DC, Frémont dictated much of the report to his wife, Jessie Benton Frémont, a gifted writer. “The horseback life, the sleep in the open air,” she later recalled, “had unfitted Mr. Frémont for the indoor work of writing,” and so she helped him. Distilled from Frémont’s notes and filtered through the artistic sensibilities of his wife, the report is a practical guide, infused with the romance of the western trail.





The Seacoast of Bohemia, Carmel, California

In 1869, he became good friends with travel writer Theresa Yelverton.[5]

In 1873 he started on a long tour as special correspondent of the San Francisco Chronicle. His roving commission carried no restrictions of any kind. For five years he traveled through Europe and went as far east as Palestine and Egypt. He sent considerable material to his newspaper, much of which it never printed, though some of it was among his best work.

Around 1880, Stoddard served co-editor of the Overland Monthly with Bret Harte and Ina Coolbrith.

Stoddard was homosexual.[9] He praised the South Sea folks’ receptiveness to homosexual liaisons and lived in relationships with men.

From San Francisco, late in 1866, Stoddard sent his newly published Poems to Herman Melville, along with news that in Hawaii he had found no traces of Melville. Having written even more fervently to Walt Whitman, Stoddard had been excited by Typee, finding the Kory-Kory character so stimulating that he wrote a story celebrating the sort of male friendships to which Melville had more than once alluded. From the poems Stoddard sent, Melville may have sensed no homosexual undercurrent, and the extant draft of his reply in January 1867 is noncommittal.


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Are Most Texans Parasites?

“No one owes you or your family anything; nor is it the local governments responsibility to support you during trying times like this! Sink or swim, it’s your choice!” he wrote. “The City and County, along with power providers or any other service owes you NOTHING!”

Papa Parasite and Tyler Hunt | Rosamond Press

For seventeen years before I met my daughter, Heather Hanson, her mother and her family were conducting a Superior Genetic Contest with me – and my family! I was not informed lest I claim my only child as my entry in The Superior Race Contest. Everyone knew it was I who got Patrice Hanson pregnant, and not Bogus Bobby, the convicted San Quinton con-artist, because the Delpinos tried to sire a child for several years – and failed.

When I saved Patrice’s two sons from Randall Delpiano, who was abusing them, Patrice told me she got in contact with the Goddess Gene when she took LSD with some Berkeley folk connected with the Whole Foods store. This is why she was wanting to meet my sister, the world famous artist. I did not know she wanted to use Rosamond as proof of how superior she was – and still is!. Being pregnant with Rosamond’s niece – would be a perfect laboratory. Getting in Rosamond’s biography – would be fantastic proof. Millions of women will be able to compare these women to see who is more shiny, or something, because Patrice is not a artist. She is a writer of sorts. She went to college and majored in philosophy. Consider Ludwig Wittgenstein’s interest if Norbert Davis. Patrice’s two siblings will never sire a child. They too feel superior to all members of my family – especially me!

Not once did Patrice and Heather ask about Mark, Vicki, and Christine Presco. When I tried to get away from all their agendas so I could finish my autobiography of my family I began in 1992, they drug me back in with the Leah Crisis. Patrice suggest – two books! When I asked to join their American Idol Cult, they ignored me. This was more than a Stage Mother syndrome. Apparently, George Vorrel was a neo-Nazi and raised his children to feel superior to their peers. The problem here is, Vorrel married a schizophrenic woman that was in and out of mental hospitals and jumped off a cliff because George was beating her black and blue. Her children have to believe all that is good in them came from the mother.

This brings us to Bill Cornwell and his Texas Tea Party Big Shot father who no doubt called me a parasite too. He wanted my grandson because his son could not conceive a child. Bill and Heather called me a parasite because I get SSI and food stamps. Let us make a list of those who did not conceive to see if there exist a genetic weakness – that my daughter makes up for!

Randall Delpiano. Linda Comstock. Craig Hanson. Bill Cornwell.

I will bet a hundred dollars Bill’s father is a close friend of Mayor Tom Boyd. They may even go bass fishing together. He was a Vallejo cop and ex-drill sergeant. A cop was arrested for leading the charge on the Capitol. Heather said he had a great genealogy. I looked at it and it was noting compared to ours. Heather does not see me as a full-father because her mother claims she is a female messiah and her daughter is an embodiment of her dead mother, a immaculate conception if you will. I am a sub-human in my daughters eyes, because the truth is, her mother knew she was pregnant when she considered going back with a famous convict and con man. I am sure they ran cons together. Patrice worked at the Napa hospital with basket-cases.

John Presco

Pennsylvania officer Joseph Fischer charged in Capitol riots, accused of obstructing police – The Washington Post

Biden partially approves Abbott’s request in major disaster declaration (gosanangelo.com)

In Texas, you probably won’t get welfare benefits — even if you qualify | The Texas Tribune

A Texas mayor has resigned over controversial social media posts that called his constituents lazy for complaining about power outages, according to a report.

Colorado City Mayor Tom Boyd announced his resignation Tuesday hours after he received backlash for his long Facebook rant, according to KTXS-TV.

“No one owes you or your family anything; nor is it the local governments responsibility to support you during trying times like this! Sink or swim, it’s your choice!” he wrote. “The City and County, along with power providers or any other service owes you NOTHING!”

“If you have no water you deal with out and think outside of the box to survive and supply water to your family,” he added. “If you were sitting at home in the cold because you have no power and are sitting there waiting for someone to come rescue you because your lazy is direct result of your raising!”

“Am I sorry that you have been dealing without electricity and water; yes! But I’ll be damned if I’m going to provide for anyone that is capable of doing it themselves!” Boyd continued in the post. “Bottom line, quit crying and looking for a handout! Get off your ass and take care of your own family!”

Later, in a separate post, Boyd apologized, saying he was quitting his job as mayor and that he won’t be running for re-election.

“I would never want to hurt the elderly or anyone that is in true need of help to be left to fend for themselves,” the former mayor wrote. “I was only making the statement that those folks that are too lazy to get up and fend for themselves but are capable should not be dealt a handout. I apologize for the wording and some of the phrases that were used!”

Texas has been grappling with a bitter winter blast that has left millions of residents in the Lone Star State without power.

Nearly half of Trump supporters would ditch GOP for party founded by disgraced ex-president, poll shows (msn.com)

One siege of the U.S. Capitol, two impeachments and hundreds of scandals after Donald Trump was elected president, about half of Republicans say they’d ditch the GOP for a party led by him, according to a new poll.

The Suffolk University/USA Today survey released Sunday found 46% of Republicans would leave their party and “join the Trump party if the former president decided to create one.”

In the poll of 1,000 Trump voters, half the respondents said the Republican Party should be “more loyal” to the ex-commander-in-chief. Just 19% said the opposite.

“We feel like Republicans don’t fight enough for us, and we all see Donald Trump fighting for us as hard as he can, every single day,” a 27-year-old Trump supporter told USA Today. “But then you have establishment Republicans who just agree with establishment Democrats and everything, and they don’t ever push back.”

Bill Cornwell and Evangelicals Attack Disabled

Posted on December 12, 2012 by Royal Rosamond Press


The Christian-right has helped defeat the United Nations Disabilities Treaty. These fake Christians are calling for violence after Obama won. Many want to secede from the Union, again. Traitors!

Above we see a photo of Rick Santorum using his disabled child to whip up paranoia about the United Nations that was co-founded by Denis de Rougemont, a possible kin.

Bill Cornwell invented facts so he could take charge of my family, and run their lives. He said I ruined Tyler’s trip because I got tired. He then called me a “parasite” because I am disabled. He pointed out an old man in wheelchair and said this to my six year old grandson;

“How would you like to push that guy around for the rest of your life?

The message Cornwell gave the world in many of his and Heather’s posts on Facebook, was that my family does not have a problem with alcoholism now that Cornwell is on the job spreading his fake patriotic Christian-right bullshit aimed at telling people who they can love and marry. He and Heather claim I have no acceptance for their Big Love. This is true! I never approved of Ryan Hunt and his Big Love that left two women without a husband, a married father for their son who may be seperated from one another. Of course this is all my and Obama’s fault.

My kindred, Elizabeth Rosemond Taylor, Christine Rosamond, and Carrie Fisher, suffered from the disabling disease of alcoholism. Heather has destroyed our family in her attmept to be in the limelight all by herself. The world needs my message that puts Family Recovery center-stage. I called for a family reunion so there would be peace in my family. I saw the Rice Trust as our Treaty. Cornwell believed I owed him this money, and Linda Comstock pissed on it.

Here is another prophetic post made September 19.

Jon Presco

Evangelicals Hate Parasites

Posted on August 3, 2019 by Royal Rosamond Press

The Tea Party and the Evangelicals have joined forces. They believe the Black Church was employed to get White People to pay the way for Black People and other “parasites”. In the video I took of Kim Haffner, she says she takes my daughter’s side in why we had a falling out. Heather Hanson bonded with a Tea Party Radical who called me a “parasite” on the phone. I had him put my daughter, and she also said I was a “parasite”.

Three day before this video was taken, Kim and I got along. She did not have time to research my blog, and read about MY DAUGHTER in three days. In the nighttime video, Kim Haffner begins to the make the case I am a “parasite” and, do not deserve to live at McKenzie Meadows. She is suggesting I don’t deserve SSI. She and Krista work for the Government and State. Did they have some insider check me out?

This is clearly a case of STALKING, but does it qualify as being a HATE CRIME? Thursday I read about a young man attacking a man in his 60s outside a Trump rally. We have seen Trump encourage guys to go after guys at his rallies. I just got back from Wal-Mart and heard on the new 20 people were killed by a REAL LUNATIC! For Kim and my neighbors to make a case I am a DANGEROUS LUNATIC, and suggest they are in contact with my daughter is truly a evil, hateful, and dangerous thing to do. You got to be out your fucking mind to fuck with a man’s daughter – you don’t know! How hateful. How Un-Christian! Their motive, is, I said, and wrote derogative things about their religion! This is on par with ISIS and the Taliban – who beheaded Journalists – and mass-murdered people!

The Evangelical President is clearly labeling people of color “parasites” knowing this is how the Nazis labeled the Jews. Trump hears the talk that he is AIMING HOT-HEADS at people, knowing they may commit acts of violence. To pretend to be sympathetic Cummings house was broken into – can be an invitation to LOYAL FOLLOWERS who are RELIGIOUS FANATICS!

I believe Kim Haffner and Krista spend much time on the internet investigating me. They got other neighbors involved – and riled up! They needed to be investigated for HATE CRIMES! The terrorism my friends suffered at the hands of Real Terrorists, is now famous due to Tarantino’s movie. The Manson murders need to be catalogued as HATE CRIMES, as well as the Cadott Murders.

John Presco


A Kentucky man has been arrested and charged with assault after being seen on video attacking a protester at President Trump‘s rally in Cincinnati on Thursday.

The Washington Post and local news affiliate Fox 19 reported that 29-year-old Dallas Frazier of Georgetown, Ky., will face a misdemeanor assault charge after video showed him getting out of a vehicle outside the rally and exchanging blows with 61-year-old Matt Alter, with whom he had exchanged words.

Alter told Fox 19 he was struck six times by Frazier, who was held overnight without bond and is due in court Friday morning.

“I was standing with a group of people around and the truck pulled up. He was yelling at people. People yelling back anti-Trump stuff whatever, nothing specific and he just started getting violent and I’m like come on guy,” Alter told the

Bill Cornwell and Trump

Posted on November 30, 2017 by Royal Rosamond Press

Bill Cornwell and Donald Trump are cut from the same Treacherous Tea Party flag. With the backing of Nazi Mark, and Daryl Bulkley, my natal family is destroyed. My daughter, Heather Hanson, destroyed her family, and mine, by seeing Vicki Presco behind my back. The whole lot of these maniacs, are grunt-face liars!

Jon Presco

Will Fox News be the first to book Billy Bush, to ask, for the record whether Trump did in fact tell him while riding the show’s bus that he was so famous he could grab women “by the p*ssy” with impunity?

Oh, the headlines to be had with news report President Donald Trump has been telling people that Access Hollywood tape, revealed during the presidential campaign, is fake.

Though word of Trump’s stout-denial campaign broke Saturday in the New York Times, Monday morning’s coverage on TV news outlets was disappointingly confined to WTF-ing by various talent. CNN’s Chris Cuomo, for instance, wondered what Trump is thinking, having cut a damage-control video during the campaign in which he admitted to, apologized for, and then dismissed as “locker room talk,”  his remarks caught on a hot mic while on an Access Hollywood bus with that show’s host Bush.

“Anyone who knows me, knows these words don’t reflect who I am. I said it. I was wrong and I apologize,” then-candidate Trump damage-controlled in a video statement that aired internationally on October 7, 2016.

“I think it is way more troubling than it is getting credit for,” Cuomo said of NYT’s report on Trump’s so-far private denials of the tape’s authenticity.

“I don’t think this is an offhand comment. I think he believes this will work with people,” Cuomo marveled.

Unborning Heather Hanson’s Father

Posted on August 19, 2019 by Royal Rosamond Press

I don’t know if unborning is a word. It is a accepted scientific fact that a human being has to have a father and a mother to – EXIST! If you took away one parent, would that person – EXIST? There EXIST only one case where only one parent was required, and that is the alleged IMMACULATE CONCEPTION of Jesus ‘The Christ. For over two thousand years this idea has been discussed and argued over. Many Father’s of the Catholic Church, who did not hold a job, and thus were “parasites” on society, have written a billion words on the subject of a child being born of a mother’s womb – and she was a VIRGIN! When my daughter called me a “parasite” long with her lover, Bill Cornwell, who could not get a woman pregnant, and thus he and his father wanted by grandson,

I started to explain to Heather Hasnon, that I am like a Monk in an Abbey devoted to studying the Word of God. But, I realized this was a long lesson my daughter did not want, because her mother brought her up as aimmaculate conception. Patrice Hanson has told OUR child that she is the embodiment of her mother, a scitozephren that jumped off a cliff and killed herself, leaving her three young children without a mother. Patrice claims she was the surrogate mother. My dauthers job was to heal these three children who suffered from mental illness because she is a very special child who got the bes genetics one can own, because they are divine genes passed down the Heather’s grandmother. Heather’s grandfather was a violent monster, so, it is doubtful he exists in the Hanson family tree. Heather’s aunt and uncle have no children, and this is proof that the Angelic Grandmother was only working her miracle though Patrice. This is why it was just fine for Patice t put her lover’s name on my Daughter’s Birth Cirtificate, knowing I was the father. Randolph Delpiano could not conceive a child, but, that’s just fine. He’s like Joseph. Heather’s first job at the age of ONE DAY is to give Randy the joy of being a father while I am living a hundred yards down the street not know – I AM A FATHER! My famous sister, my mother, my father, my brother, and my other sister, did not know I AM A FATHER and they are the aunts and uncle of MY CHILD, and Vic and Rosemary – ARE GRANDPARENTS!

When my extremely ugly neighbor attacked me – and my daughter –  she had been entertaining the fairytale of his having intercourse, getting married, and walking down the isle of her mother’s church. This would wash cline this sin of Kim Hafner married a dangerous illegal Mexican criminal – who may have murdered someone. When Sue and Ki saw my anti-evangelical posts, they got sick to their stomach. How dare I worm my way into the heart of this pure Christian family. I deserve to be destroy, with the help of my neighbors. The main attack would be the trouble my daughter and I are having. I was going to be Megan’s step-father, she the daughter of the evil dude that got deported. Not once did I come on the Kim Hafner – who did read my sister’s biography. This is when she nd her family plotted on how to be in the book I am writing – and in my family three! These are witches conjuring up evil magic.

It took me almost twenty years to figure out that my daughter did not want to be in my family tree, because, her mother was telling her SHE IS THE FEMALE JESUS. Her mother was laying this idea on me when she lived with me in 1984. She had taken LSD and believed she was equal to hippies who took LSD and have Jesus-Visions. OUR daughter is a product of this. When Patrice and I made love on my visit, and, became engaged to get married, Heather was IN CRISIS! It felt good to bean an immaculate conception born to save the world – starting with your mother’s sibling’s! Pure Patrice – is perfect! She is worthy of being Heather’s only parent.

Above is a photograph of my grandmother, Mary Magdalene Rosamond. No one has ever owned this name. She wasa follower of the Theophists in Ojai.

EXTRA! I just found Krotona! I did not know it existed! For a year I have been looking for a home and place to spend my last days on earth. Last night I talked to Marilyn Reed, my first flame. I told her I was looking at homes in Carmel. I told her I deserve to live here, and family biography deserves to be published. I told her that my mother, Rosemary, played down the event at my birth. I suspected it was because her mother intervened and wanted me to be named after her cousin, a Priest. Now I see that Mary told Rosemary I might be ‘The One’.

I told M how Rosemary and everyone have been blocking me. Now I understand. I am a Master. Are Master’s allowed to have children? That is the question. If Heather’s grandmother has been hovering over her, giving Patrice a divine message, it is this….

“Let Heather be with her father and receive the lessons!”

I was born in Oakland California on October 8, 1946 at 6:02 P.M. The sun had just set, and a thousand shooting stars could be seen. The nurses bid my mother to come to the window and see the miracle. She told me she was too spent to go to the window. Yesterday, I concluded she lied. Why?

When I went to the Berkeley Psychic Institute in 1987, the Seers had to put up barriers against my mother because she was attacking the female Seer who did not want me to be read, did not want the truth to be known.

“You own your own creation. You died!” was the first words she spoke. She would got on to say that people come into my being and take! Take! Take! This is because I do not want to be WHO I AM, just for this reason. Everything has been taken from me. This is what people do The Masters. My beloved cats, Brembe and Gravy gave me away. They were taken from me, by The Ugly One……….The Beast! Being jealous of your light; doing insane and insidious things to you, is the cross The Masters carry.

I just got my daughter back – and My Book! Now………I can teach the truth!

John Presco

Copyright 2019



A Geminids meteor falling earthwards.

Draconids (DRA)
Parent body21P/Giacobini-Zinner[1]
ConstellationDraco (constellation)
Right ascension 17.467h[1]
Occurs duringOctober 6 – October 10
Date of peakOctober 8
Velocity20[2] km/s
Zenithal hourly ratevariable[1]
See also: List of meteor showers

The October Draconids, in the past also unofficially known as the Giacobinids, are a meteor shower whose parent body is the periodic comet 21P/Giacobini-Zinner. They are named after the constellation Draco, where they seemingly come from. Almost all meteors which fall towards Earth ablate long before reaching its surface. The Draconids are best viewed after sunset in an area with a clear dark sky.

The 1933[1][3][4] and 1946[1] Draconids had Zenithal Hourly Rates of thousands of meteors visible per hour, among the most impressive meteor storms of the 20th century. Rare outbursts in activity can occur when the Earth travels through a denser part of the cometary debris stream; for example,

Located just off of State Route 33, the Krotona Institute holds regular classes and workshops on Theosophy, maintains an extensive library on the occult, and has a small bookstore.

The Hollywood Krotona building located at Primrose and Vista Del Mar was erected in 1919.[3] Tenants have included Annie Sullivan Knudsen (sugar cane heiress), New Yorker Grace Shaw Duff, Henry Hotchener, Marie Russak, silver screen stars Mary Astor and Charlie Chaplin, and record producer Joshua Rumer of Invengo Records. When the Krotonians, spurred by Madame Blavatsky, found Hollywood suffocating their peace-filled theosophies, they decided to move to Ojai California and that is where they have been ever since.

The Masters[edit]

Hermann Schmiechen’s 1884 depiction of the two Masters whom Blavatsky claimed to be in contact with, Koot Humi (left) and Morya (right).

Central to Theosophical belief is the idea that a group of spiritual adepts known as the Masters not only exist but were responsible for the production of early Theosophical texts.[36] For most Theosophists, these Masters are deemed to be the real founders of the modern Theosophical movement.[37] In Theosophical literature, these Masters are also referred to as the Mahatmas, Adepts, Masters of Wisdom, Masters of Compassion, and Elder Brothers.[37] They are perceived to be a fraternity of human men who are highly evolved, both in terms of having an advanced moral development and intellectual attainment.[37] They are claimed to have achieved extra-long life spans,[37] and to have gained supernatural powers, including clairvoyance and the ability to instantly project their soul out of their body to any other location.[38] These are powers that they have allegedly attained through many years of training.[38] According to Blavatsky, by the late 19th century their chief residence was in the Himalayan kingdom of Tibet.[37] She also claimed that these Masters were the source of many of her published writings.[37]


The Priory of God’s Daughter

Posted on June 18, 2018by Royal Rosamond Press

Before my daughter came into my life I was working on several books. ‘The Lion of God’ has John the Baptist being the Messiah of the Jews, and not the Savior of the Gentiles. I am working on my Recovery biography ‘Bonds With Angel’ began two years before Christine drowned. It begins with the Angel my sisters saw when they were five and nine. I was about to publish a book on the Templars and the Priory de Sion. No family member supported my efforts. They were concerned about the holes I found in their tales about how Christine died. They told the executor, Sydney Morris that I was the family loser out to make money with a fake murder theory. They went after my daughter, my miracle of Recovery, and got her in their camp.

Rosamond Press

The Priory of God’s Daughter


Jon Presco

Copyright 2018

Here are my lost posts I found three hours ago. They were written just before my sixteen year old daughter, Heather Hanson, came into my life. Below are most of my posts on the Priory de Sion yahoo.group. This is before Dan Drown published The Da Vinci Code.  After posting some brilliant post that were a sampling of my study, I was set upon my fellow members who I believe were Freemasons. They had taken control of other groups and I got evicted from several. I would be evicted from this one, because, their petty observations based upon a secret teaching they were privy to, was blown away by the light that they encountered on the road – and blinded them!

I was studying Robert Graves ‘The White Goddess’ that is Graves attempt to restore ancient worhip of the goddess…

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not yet born; yet to come; future: unborn generations.not yet delivered; still existing in the mother’s womb: an unborn baby.existing without birth or beginning.

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The Paris Climate Accord Is Back

President Biden has reversed the destructive lust of Apollyon ‘The Destroyer’ sometimes know as Satan. Traitor Trump bought into several evangelical apocalyptical scenarios that would have brought about the end of the world that some alleged, was made by God.

John Presco

By Valerie Richardson and Ben Wolfgang– The Washington Times – Friday, February 19, 2021

President Biden announced Friday that the U.S. has officially rejoined the Paris climate agreement, reentering the international accord without Senate ratification a month after signing a directive to reverse the Trump administration’s exit.

Mr. Biden made the announcement Friday at the Munich Security Conference, which is being held virtually this year, while Secretary of State Antony Blinken issued a statement saying that “the United States officially becomes a Party again today.”

“We can no longer delay or do the bare minimum to address climate change. This is a global existential crisis,” Mr. Biden said. “As of today, the United States is officially once again party to the Paris agreement, which we helped put together.”

UN chief, climate envoy Kerry to mark US return to Paris accord (msn.com)

United States Special Presidential Envoy on Climate John Kerry and United Nations Secretary-General Antonio Guterres are to “celebrate” the US’s return to the Paris Agreement, the US state department has announced.

US formally rejoins Paris climate accord as Biden seeks to reverse Trump energy policies | Fox News

Biden reenters Paris climate agreement, reversing Trump without Senate ratification – Washington Times

Taylor, Elizabeth

My dream was to see my grandson attend Le Rosey where Liz Taylor’s children attended. I would pay his tuition from the sales of my book ‘Bonds With Angels’. After reading Snyder’s book of Art Lies, I see he and Patrice suffered from severe low self-esteem, and thus they had to whittle us down, render us dangerous lunatics, and Rosey She-things. If the Gallery Gargoyles had not been so keen on promoting Rosemary’s Whacky Art House, then Drew Benton could have attended Rosey, too. Perhaps it is not too late.

Liz’s children found it very gauche to be posed with Micky Mouse. After they saw the Ancestral Chateau, the Sleeping Beauty castle – was a joke! Tyler Hunt is in the Getty family tree. I wanted him to be a Country Swell and go goat hunting in the Alps with the grandchildren of the Agha Khan. Pia Getty went to Rosey. None of my family will give me the time of day!


“Time for tea!” Tyler says, taking out his grandpa’s watch.

“What does that say on the cover?” Salmon Khan asks.

“Royal Rosamond Press!”


Let us look at the alternative cosmologies Heather (Patrice tee-hee) suggested as a place to baptize Tyler Hunt. Posing as my daughter, Patrice zeros in on her comfort zone, a place where she feel comfortable and accepted. It’s all about Patrice – whether you know it or not! Ha! Ha!

“Anyhow, my Mom was actually planning on going to Global Heart’s Spiritual Center on Easter.  She would love for us to join her.  It is a new church that is much like

You might be able to research it on the internet for more info.  Well, I better get ready for the day.  Love you.”

What? Who uses language like this -today! Disney did – sixty years ago! When Patrice and her boys lived with me, she lay her Mary Poppins Hippie Pixie Dust on me all the time in order to prove hippie women got enlightened by taking LSD, too! This stage mother showed me a video of Heather when she was fifteen dressed up in a Tinkerbelle outfit her mother made for her. I asked her if it was Halloween.

“No. I just wanted to do it!”

Do you think Heather would disobey mommies wishes, her plan she made to meet me for the first time – and my family? This is her Baby Doll, her Pinocchio she has on a string! This e-mail was written in the morning. A little happy whistle music, maestro!

“Well, I better get ready for the day. ”

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aoIPer_a0RMhttps://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aoIPer_a0RMGLobal Vision August 9 2015 b

How beautiful! I wish was there when my child was born instead of the Great Imposter and Con Artist, Randolph Delpiano. But, it wasn’t meant to be!

The Rouge Rose of The World

Posted on September 25, 2019 by Royal Rosamond Press

I posted this eighteen months ago. I am a prophet! I am Literary Heir to Ian Fleming who may be kin to Denis De Rougemont. James Bond is now thoroughly engaged in saving Planet Earth – from the Real Bad Guys!

John ‘The Seer’




The United Rose and Rock of the World

Posted on April 18, 2018by Royal Rosamond Press

Maison Louis Vuitton. Manteau et chapeau. Manteau brun en vison Pastel Saga de Canada Furs. Chapeau blanc à voilette à pois noirs de Gilbert Orcel. Gants de pécari lavable de G. France. Bagages Vuitton. Paris, automne-hiver 1957. Mannequin : Simone d’Aillencourt. Photographie d’Henry Clarke (1918-1996), publiée dans Vogue France, Décembre-Janvier 1957-1958, p. 102. Galliera, musée de la Mode de la Ville de Paris. Dimensions : 6 x 6

(GERMANY OUT) *17.01.1933-12.05.2003+Diplomat, Iran, Sohn von Aga Khan III.Hochkommissar der Vereinten Nationen f?r Fl?chtlinge 1965-1977- Heirat mit dem britischen Model Nina Sheila Dyer in Collonges bei Genf (Photo by ullstein bild/ullstein bild via Getty Images)

Mandatory Credit: Photo by Anthony Wallace/ANL/REX/Shutterstock (1674566a)
Baroness Fiona Von Thyssen
Baroness Fiona Von Thyssen

On May 8, 2017, I called for the formation of a United World Union in order save the planet, and World Democracies from the rise of the New Fascists.  Nina Dyer has risen, come back in the character of my Ian Fleming revival ‘The Royal Janitor’. She was married to the Aga Khan who co-founded the Group de Bellerive with Denis De Rougemont in order to save all lifeforms on Earth. The Habsburgs called Rougemont, Rozemont. While doing more research I found Lara Roozemont. Denis was one of the founders of the European Union. Our movie and book was meant to be so we can bring awareness of our plight, and raise funds to CLEAN UP THE BEAUTIFUL PLANET! Doom and Destruction is not our fate. Nina Sheila Dyer knew this after she wasted her life.

The photo of the woman holding the mirror is not Fiona, but Nina. Below is a photo of Ailene Getty, whose brother was kidnapped, and, Lara and my kin, Elizabeth Rosemond Taylor, whose movie ‘The Sandpiper’ contains haunting image of the life of Rosamond.

Jon Presco

President: Royal Rosamond Press

EXTRA! Four hours after I posted this, I found a video of Lara called “UNITY” and “COLLABO” which I assume stands for collaboration.  Ava is searching a web for her collaborator so there will be unity between time and no time people. I have been debating about making more solid contact with Roozemond to make sure she knows about the synchronicity that is going on – for real! It is the age between us THE TIME that concerns me. Of course the young want to click with the young. Look at those eyes! If only I could go back in time! Lara can act! Phew!


French President Emmanuel Macron speaks at the European Parliament on April 17, 2018 in the eastern French city of Strasbourg.
Macron addresses the European Parliament for the first time in a bid to shore up support for his ambitious plans for post-Brexit reforms of the EU. French leader wants big changes in the face of growing scepticism about the European project, but there has been a marked lack of enthusiasm from Berlin to Budapest. Macron’s speech to MEPs in the eastern French city of Strasbourg is part of a charm offensive ahead of European Parliament elections in May 2019, the first after Britain’s departure.
/ AFP PHOTO / Frederick FLORIN (Photo credit should read FREDERICK FLORIN/AFP/Getty Images)


Speaking at the European Parliament on Tuesday, French President Emmanuel Macron proposed establishing an EU fund to help those communities taking in refugees and called for “European sovereignty” in the face of rising authoritarianism.

In his first address to EU lawmakers, the europhile French leader said a robust democracy is the “best chance” for the European Union to fight against rising nationalism on the continent.

He called for a renewed sense of “European sovereignty” in the face of increasing authoritarianism in some EU countries, warning that there was a “sort of European civil war” brewing and “a fascination with the illiberal” that is “growing all the time”.

“Faced with authoritarianism, the answer is not democratic authoritarianism but the authority of democracy,” Macron said, urging EU countries to defend the values of liberty, equality and diversity that underpin the European model – one he described as “unique in the world”.

“I don’t want to belong to a generation of sleepwalkers, I don’t want to belong to a generation that’s forgotten its own past,” the 40-year-old president added.

The World Union of the Rock of Rougemont

Posted on May 8, 2017by Royal Rosamond Press

   L’Union mondiale de la roche de Rougemont


When I saw the Agha Kahn at the peak of Videmanette overlooking Rougemont, I knew I and others had broken out of Gideon Institute and defeated the malevolent computer that had captured us.

With the call to Climatologist all over the world, President  Emmanuel Macron’s courage has raised the Rougemont Knights Templar from their sleep at Belleveux, and are at his disposal. We have been set free!


Macron is the President the United States should have elected. I open up a Second Front, consisting of every State that touches the Pacific Ocean. Here the Knights Ecologists will meet and gather their forces in preparation of taking back all States from the Orc of the Trumpire and rendering the Lord of the Dark Towers – impotent! We will destroy Breitbart and Bannon!


I will bring forth the Oriflamme! The Nazarites of John shall vanquish the darkness that has failed to overcome us!

Now these angelic visions make sense. Now the woman coming out of the sea – is The Lady Liberty of the Rock! She has pulled the WORDS from stone!

Vive de la France!

Vive de Rock la Rougemont!

Jean ‘The Nazarite’.

The Ark upon the mountain
The Dove and Branch upon the sea
The hammers of iniquity
beat upon my forgotten tomb
I am awake upon the turbulent waters

My enemies cast lots
and blame me for their sins
while God’s friends
read me on the Day of Atonement
so all will be saved
so all will be united in peace

The sun went down on me
so long ago
The vine that grew over my head
has wilted in the desert of forgetfulness
But, there on a mountain
a purple haze
a rosy afterglow
in a King’s rose garden atop a mount
that bid noble knights to climb hither
that beckon knights to sever a thread
and once again
be brave




The hackers behind a “massive and coordinated” attack on the campaign of France’s president-elect, Emmanuel Macron, have been linked by a number of cybersecurity research firms to the same Russian-affiliated group blamed for attacking the Democratic party shortly before the US election.

Tens of thousands of internal emails and other documents were released online overnight on Friday as the midnight deadline to halt campaigning in the French election passed.

New York’s Flashpoint Intelligence and Tokyo-based Trend Micro have shared intelligence that suggests that the hacking group known variously as Advanced Persistent Threat 28, Fancy Bear and Pawn Storm was responsible. The group has been liked with the GRU, the Russian military intelligence directorate.

French president-elect Emmanuel Macron, a consummate internationalist, heads into office primed for clashes with two ­nationalist rivals on the world stage: US President Donald Trump and Russian President Vladimir Putin.

From climate change to the war in Syria, international trade and the conflict in Ukraine, Mr Macron has staked out positions at times at odds with the two leaders and clashed at a distance with both on the campaign trail.

Though he didn’t offer a formal endorsement during the French campaign, Mr Trump had cheered on Mr Macron’s vanquished rival, far-right nationalist Marine Le Pen, calling her “strongest on borders” and “the strongest on what’s been going on in France”.

Environmental protection and advocacy[edit]

In 1977, Prince Sadruddin, together with Denis de Rougemont and a few other friends, established a Geneva-based think-tank, Groupe de Bellerive (named after Bellerive, the municipality where he lived in Geneva), and a non-profit organisation, the Bellerive Foundation. The foundation collaborated with international institutions, British and Scandinavian bilateral aid organizations, and other NGOs such as the World Wide Fund for Nature (WWF).[6] It became a leading grassroots action group promoting environmental protectionnatural resource conservation and the safeguarding of life in all its forms.

Initially, Bellerive worked with UNICEF and the United Nations Children’s Fund in the struggle against deforestation. Prince Sadruddin was motivated in part by what he called “ecological refugees”, who were forced to leave regions that could no longer sustain them due to desertification and other environmental changes. The foundation worked with Swiss specialists to develop low-cost, energy-efficient cooking stoves that relied on renewable energy sources such as methane and biogas. It distributed these among needy rural populations, primarily in Africa. Other areas of concern for Bellerive included the proliferation of nuclear weapons, and the protection of threatened species.[6]

As a resident of Switzerland, Prince Sadruddin was concerned about the impact of insensitive tourist development and deforestation on the European Alps. At the World Economic Forum in 1990, he launched Alp Action to protect the mountain ecosystem and preserve the Alps’ cultural diversity and vitality. The Bellerive Foundation program encouraged eco-tourism, aiming to reduce the impact of outdoor adventure sports on the fragile alpine habitat. During its years of operation, Alp Action successfully launched over 140 projects in seven countries.[13] It found inspiration in the system of national parks of the Canadian Rockies.[7]

A long-standing trustee and former Vice-President of the World Wide Fund for Nature International, Prince Sadruddin led Bellerive’s support for threatened species. Bellerive was also amongst the first organisations to warn of the potential human health hazards of modern intensive farming methods.[7]

In May 2006, the activities of the Bellerive Foundation were merged into the Geneva-based Aga Khan Foundation (founded in 1967 by Prince Sadruddin’s nephew Karim Aga Khan IV) to form the Prince Sadruddin Aga Khan Fund for the Environment.[14] The US$10 million fund is dedicated to finding practical solutions to environmental problems. The fund concentrates its activities in six areas that were important to Prince Sadruddin: environmental education; natural resource management in fragile zones; nature parks and wildlife reserves; environmentally and culturally appropriate tourism infrastructure; environmental health; and research.[14]

“(Mr Trump) should have a little more humility,” Mr Macron said in January, defending the EU from the US President’s criticisms. “Mr Trump, never forget what you owe us, liberty, your existence. Mr Trump, look at your history, it’s that of Lafayette, it’s ours!”


In 1940, it is mobilized in the Swiss army and, with other personalities, it founds the League of Gothard which aims at stimulating the spirit of resistance to Hitler. Its positions being considered to be not very compatible with Swiss neutrality, it is sent on mission of conferences to the United States. Installed in New York, it publishes the share of the devil into 1942 who is a reflection on the disorders of the modern world, limed in totalitarianism and the materialism. It binds with many writers or European artists in exile (Saint-Exupéry, André Breton, Max Ernst, Marcel Duchamp, Saint-John Perse, Wystan Auden). After Hiroshima and Nagasaki, it shows, in its Letters on the atomic bomb (1946), that the nuclear weapon places the men in front of a world danger which must encourage them to exceed the idea of national sovereignty.

Returned definitively to Europe in 1947, it takes part, at the sides of the federalists, the efforts to link Europe. On August 26th, 1947, he makes the inaugural speech of the first Congress of the European Union of the Federalists (the federalistic attitude). At the time of the Congress of $the Hague (7 May 10th, 1948), he is at the same time rapporteur of the cultural Commission and writer of the Final declaration (Message to Europeans). During this Congress, the cultural Commission proposes the creation of a Center European of the Culture, tries whose seizes itself Denis de Rougemont who to this end organizes the first European Conference of the Culture (Lausanne, 8 December 12th, 1949). The Center European of the Culture is finally made up in Geneva in 1950 and placed under the direction of Denis de Rougemont.

At the same time, it is mobilized with other intellectuals against Stalinist propaganda conveying the idea of a culture to the service of the class struggle, within the Congress for the Freedom of the Culture of which he becomes President in 1952 (he will occupy this function until 1966).

In charge of the Center European of the Culture, Denis de Rougemont provided the foundations, in December 1950, of an organization gathering the European scientists working on nuclear energy: it will be the CERN. He was at the origin of the first association joining together the very first Institutes of European Studies, which was drawn up in Geneva in 1951 (it existed until 1991), as well as European Association of the Festivals of Music. In the sides of Robert Schuman, it took part in the creation of the European Foundation of the Culture (Geneva, December 16th, 1954) which was transported to Amsterdam in 1957 when it always continues its activities.

He undertakes a deliberation on the cultural features which characterize the Occident compared to other civilizations. It is the topic of its work the Western Adventure of the Man (1957) and the think tank on the “dialog of the cultures” (formulates begun again later by UNESCO) which it organizes as from 1961. This same year, it publishes a work on the history of the European idea entitled Twenty-eight centuries of Europe. In 1963, it founds in Geneva the Institute of European Studies which will be incorporated in the University in 1992.

From the years 1960, its activity will concentrate on two topics: the rise of the areas and the transborder areas which carries out it towards the idea of a federalism being combined to the ideal of “Europe of the Areas”; destruction of the environment which leads it to call in question the finalities of our companies. He sees in the emergence of areas to human size at the same time an alternative to the State-Nation and the chance to reintroduce in our companies the concept of responsibility so essential to safeguarding for the environment. Ecology and areas are in the center of its last two major works: Open letter with Europeans (1970), the Future is our business (1977).

One will also raise permanence of his reflection on the technical development and his consequences, since his work on the atomic bomb going back to 1946 until data processing (article “Information is not to know” in 1981), via civil nuclear energy (the CERN).


Euro Union of the Western States

Posted on April 25, 2017by Royal Rosamond Press



New Orleans…………..is ours!

German Defense Minister, Ursuala von de Layen, made the mistake of saying Germany and the European Union need money. Steve Bannon jumped on this. He bid Trump to put the economic squeeze on Merkel in order to destroy the European Union. As head the Teutonic Knights, and Knights Templar of America, via a blood line, I give my support to Ursuala in her endeavors for her Nation and Nato.

I am considered empowering State Rights in order to defeat The Trumire here and abroad. My message in regards to the Lousiana Purchase, has become revelant. Last night sharpshooter were protecting workan as they tore a Confederate Monument down. This may have come from Sweeny and his group who took over the CVA from my kindred. So many issued are hurtling at me like asteroids. I am not grasping at straws. If Trump were not elected, I would be fishing right now. The Trumpire is working both side of the street. They got a hidden religious agenda that is not invisible to me. They don’t get it both ways.

In regards to the insult Ivanka Trump paid the Women of the World, when she denied her father molested women, claiing it was “politics” played by the Enemy Press…..as a Nazarite Judge after Samuel and Absalom, here is my ruling.

Because Donald Trump encouraged Billy Bush to commit an act of adultery, the President of the United States flirted with the strict prohibition against adultery, that is punishable by death. Because his daughter is a convert to Judaism, for the reason her husband is a Jew, I suggest any Orthodox Jew who heard Ivanka’s lies, take the vow of the Nazarite. I draw a line in the sand. Unless Donald repent of his sins, his sins will contaminate millions. Not only in this nation, and other nations who come in contact with this GREAT SIN. I will rule on Sanctuary Cities, next.

So be it!

Here is the solution – I alone discovered – for the Judgement of Jesus.


John ‘ The Nazarite Judge’

Western Union of States

Posted on February 16, 2017by Royal Rosamond Press

White Canton – Correct Version
image by Rick Wyatt, 28 July 2001

Blue Canton – Wrong Version
image by Rick Wyatt, 28 July 2001

John Fremont, and Justin Trudeau, look alike. John was born in France. Justin’s ancestors are French and Scottish. One of his grandfathers is James Sinclair. Trudeau emerged the ‘Torch Bearer’ of the European Union in North America after his meeting with Trump, who has more of an interest in hawking the wares of his family, then tending to Real Business. For this reason, I found ‘The Western Union of States’ that will carry on the vision of John and Jessie Fremont, who designed a flag with a Peace Pipe. Let us make peace with our Canadian neighbors, and conduct sane and harmonious trade.

I encourage Democrats in Western States, that are carried by Republicans, to register as Republicans so as to present ideals based upon the Abolitionist Republican Party co-founded by Jessie and John in order to oppose the slave owners of the Red States, who took up arms, and as Traitors of the United States of America, formed the Confederate States that Jeff Sessions owes allegiance to. Trump has surrounded himself with Neo-Confederates racists who are destroying our American Culture.

Here is Elijah Cummings proposing a mountain be renamed in order to honor Jessie Benton Fremont. Let this mountain represent the entrance of  the Western Union of States into the European Union.

Empress Zita fled from the Nazis who took over Austria, and as a royal immigrant, found sanctuary in the U.S. Her son, Otto von Habsburg, was a co-founder of the International Paneuropean Union.

Jon Presco


Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau praised the European Union on Thursday as an unprecedented model for peaceful cooperation, in a speech to EU lawmakers that contrasted sharply with the critical stance of U.S. President Donald Trump.

Speaking to the European Parliament a day after it backed a comprehensive free trade deal between Canada and the EU known as CETA, Trudeau said the 28-nation bloc had a crucial global role to play.


One unusual variation of the U.S. flag was a 26 star flag carried by western explorer John C. Frémont, who later became the first Republican candidate for President. Between the rows of stars in the canton of his flag was an eagle. The eagle held the usual arrows of war, but the olive branch of peace was replaced by the calumet, or peace pipe. He hoped that this would be accepted by the Indians he met in his travels as a token of his peaceful intentions.


Fremont Peak is the third highest peak in Wyoming and straddles the boundary between Fremont and Sublette counties.[3] It is named for American explorer John C. Fremont who climbed the peak with Charles Preuss and Johnny Janisse on August 13 to August 15, 1842.[1][4] Kit Carson had been with the climbing party on its first attempt at the peak, but had gone back for supplies the day Fremont and his men reached the summit. Carson is thought by some to have been the first to climb neighboring Jackson Peak. At that time, Fremont Peak was mistakenly thought to be the highest mountain in the Rocky Mountains, although there are actually over 100 higher peaks in the range.

The peak is located on the Continental Divide and is the second highest peak in the remote Wind River Range after Gannett Peak. The east flank of the peak is in the Fitzpatrick Wilderness of Shoshone National Forest, while the west side is in the Bridger Wilderness of Bridger-Teton National Forest. The Upper Fremont Glacier is located on the north slopes of the mountain.

The Fremont Flag, designed and made by Jessie Benton Fremont, 1841. General John Charles Fremont, also referred to as the “Pathfinder”, first unfurled the Fremont flag on the crest of the Rocky Mountains on his First Expedition westward into United States territory on August 15, 1842. Knowing he would enter territories beyond national boundaries, Fremont realized he could not carry the Stars and Stripes. His bride, Jessie Benton Fremont, solved the problem by designing and making a flag that incorporated elements of the national flag, with a distinctive motif (the eagle’s talon holds a peace pipe or “calumet” instead of the traditional olive branch) intended as a message of peace to the Native people. In his memories, Fremont wrote he flew the flag on “Snow Peak”, now known as Fremont Peak in present day Wyoming, and “unfurled the national flag to wave in the breeze where never a flag had waved before.” On returning from his expedition, Fremont gave the flag to his wife, who backed it with a piece of her lilac silk wedding dress and embroidered upon it, in gold, the words “Rocky Mountains, 1841”–the year the expedition set forth. The flag was later said to be carried and used on Fremont’s Third Expedition in 1845-1846, an expedition that historians remark as a turning point in California history. The flag was donated to the Southwest Museum by Fremont’s daughter, Elizabeth, on May 3, 1905 and which she later rose on the day of the Museum’s groundbreaking in 1912. It is unknown if this is the flag Fremont flew in California.

A Father of European Union

Posted on June 26, 2016by Royal Rosamond Press


As Brexit shatters the European Union, let us look at one of its founders, who is rolling over in his grave.

Denis de Rougemont was titled ‘The Prince of European Culture’. He was at the first Bilderberg meeting, and is considered a co-founder of the European Union. Frederich the Great granted the Rougemonts of Neufchatel a title of old nobility.

Jon Presco



FRANKFURT—Britain won’t officially leave the European Union for at least two years, but European tourism officials already fear a British exit this summer.

The reason: A fall of roughly 6.6% in the value of the British pound against the euro Friday, after Britons voted to leave the EU. Currency traders, who were surprised by the referendum’s outcome, dumped sterling on fear of looming U.K. economic troubles.

International Consolidated Airlines SA, the parent company ofBritish Airways and Spain’s Iberia, quickly issued a profit warning, blaming market volatility. A big question businesses face now is whether the pound will remain depressed, upending economic relations between Britain and its trading partners. (See an interactive graphic examining the trade impact of Brexit.)

At the front lines of those relations are international tourists paying for hotels, meals and taxis in foreign currencies. EU destinations accounted for more than two thirds of British foreign travel, according to Euromonitor International. Spain, France, Italy and Germany are among the most visited countries.


Rougemont, Denis (de)
8.09.1906, Couvet (Neuchâtel) – 6.12.1985, Geneva
Source Fondation Denis de Rougemont

Denis de Rougemont


Denis de Rougemont was born on on September 8th, 1906 in Couvet in the Canton from Neuchâtel in Switzerland. His/her father is Pasteur. He continues studies of letters at the University of Neuchâtel between 1925 and 1930. In parallel, it starts its first voyages and remains in particular in Vienna, in Hungary and Souabe.

In 1930, it settles in Paris and becomes, within the Esprit movements and the Order New one of the founders of Personalism, at the sides of Emmanuel Mounier, Arnaud Dandieu, Robert Aron, Henri Daniel-Rops and Alexandre Marc. They were called “the nonconformists of the Thirties”. Rejecting as well Hitler as Stalin, just as nationalism and individualism, they preach the idea of an political organization, economic and social which is with the service of the Person designed like a unit at the same time distinct (the individual) and connected to the Community (the citizen), at the same time free (as an individual) and person in charge (as a citizen).

The Federalism appears the model to them which makes it possible best to link the People without giving up their diversity, and this is why they preach it. On the other hand, they reject the State-Nation centralized like mode of organization of the company.

During the years 1930, Denis de Rougemont develops the topics of Personalism through two works: Policy of the Person (1934), To think with the Hands (1936). In 1935-1936, it remains in Germany like French reader at the University of Francfort-sur-le-Main and brings back from there a very negative testimony on the Nazism, which it delivers in his Newspaper of Germany (1938). In 1939 appears the Love and the Occident which shows the influence D `a certain number of accounts mythical (of which Tristan and Iseult) on the typically Western design of an impassioned love and finally destructor, that the author opposes to the true charity.

In 1940, it is mobilized in the Swiss army and, with other personalities, it founds the League of Gothard which aims at stimulating the spirit of resistance to Hitler. Its positions being considered to be not very compatible with Swiss neutrality, it is sent on mission of conferences to the United States. Installed in New York, it publishes the share of the devil into 1942 who is a reflection on the disorders of the modern world, limed in totalitarianism and the materialism. It binds with many writers or European artists in exile (Saint-Exupéry, André Breton, Max Ernst, Marcel Duchamp, Saint-John Perse, Wystan Auden). After Hiroshima and Nagasaki, it shows, in its Letters on the atomic bomb (1946), that the nuclear weapon places the men in front of a world danger which must encourage them to exceed the idea of national sovereignty.

Returned definitively to Europe in 1947, it takes part, at the sides of the federalists, the efforts to link Europe. On August 26th, 1947, he makes the inaugural speech of the first Congress of the European Union of the Federalists (the federalistic attitude). At the time of the Congress of $the Hague (7 May 10th, 1948), he is at the same time rapporteur of the cultural Commission and writer of the Final declaration (Message to Europeans). During this Congress, the cultural Commission proposes the creation of a Center European of the Culture, tries whose seizes itself Denis de Rougemont who to this end organizes the first European Conference of the Culture (Lausanne, 8 December 12th, 1949). The Center European of the Culture is finally made up in Geneva in 1950 and placed under the direction of Denis de Rougemont.

At the same time, it is mobilized with other intellectuals against Stalinist propaganda conveying the idea of a culture to the service of the class struggle, within the Congress for the Freedom of the Culture of which he becomes President in 1952 (he will occupy this function until 1966).

In charge of the Center European of the Culture, Denis de Rougemont provided the foundations, in December 1950, of an organization gathering the European scientists working on nuclear energy: it will be the CERN. He was at the origin of the first association joining together the very first Institutes of European Studies, which was drawn up in Geneva in 1951 (it existed until 1991), as well as European Association of the Festivals of Music. In the sides of Robert Schuman, it took part in the creation of the European Foundation of the Culture (Geneva, December 16th, 1954) which was transported to Amsterdam in 1957 when it always continues its activities.

He undertakes a deliberation on the cultural features which characterize the Occident compared to other civilizations. It is the topic of its work the Western Adventure of the Man (1957) and the think tank on the “dialog of the cultures” (formulates begun again later by UNESCO) which it organizes as from 1961. This same year, it publishes a work on the history of the European idea entitled Twenty-eight centuries of Europe. In 1963, it founds in Geneva the Institute of European Studies which will be incorporated in the University in 1992.

From the years 1960, its activity will concentrate on two topics: the rise of the areas and the transborder areas which carries out it towards the idea of a federalism being combined to the ideal of “Europe of the Areas”; destruction of the environment which leads it to call in question the finalities of our companies. He sees in the emergence of areas to human size at the same time an alternative to the State-Nation and the chance to reintroduce in our companies the concept of responsibility so essential to safeguarding for the environment. Ecology and areas are in the center of its last two major works: Open letter with Europeans (1970), the Future is our business (1977).

One will also raise permanence of his reflection on the technical development and his consequences, since his work on the atomic bomb going back to 1946 until data processing (article “Information is not to know” in 1981), via civil nuclear energy (the CERN).

Denis de Rougemont dies in Geneva on on December 6th, 1985.

The Foundation Denis de Rougemont

One finds on the site of the Foundation Denis de Rougemont of the many information on the writer, in particular of the reference books, the images and bibliography.

Pia Christina Miller Getty (born 1966), is an American independent filmmaker.[1] She is the oldest daughter of businessman Robert Warren Miller and sister of Crown Princess Marie-Chantal of Greece and Denmark and Princess Alexandra von Fürstenberg, a trio famously dubbed the Miller Sisters.

Pia spent her childhood in Hong Kong and attended Le Rosey School in Switzerland. She later studied art history at Georgetown University.

In 1992 in Bali, she married Getty Oil heir Christopher Ronald Getty, son of Jean Ronald Getty and grandson of Jean Paul Getty. The couple has four children, Isabel (b. 1993), Robert Maximilian (b. 1996), Conrad (b. 1998), and Maximus (b. 2002). They divorced in 2005. She is the godmother of her niece, Princess Maria-Olympia of Greece and Denmark.

Pia is the American spokeswoman for the cosmetics company Sephora. She is frequently featured in VogueVanity Fair and other society magazines.

Her first feature documentary film, China Power – Art Now After Mao, released in 2008, focused on China’s burgeoning art scene.





Institut Le Rosey (French pronunciation: ​[ɛ̃stity lə ʁo.zɛ]), commonly referred to as Le Rosey or simply Rosey, is a boarding school in Rolle, Switzerland. It was founded by Paul-Émile Carnal in 1880 on the site of the 14th-century Château du Rosey in the town of Rolle in the Canton of Vaud. It is one of the oldest boarding schools in Switzerland.

The school also owns a campus in the ski resort village of Gstaad in the Canton of Bern, to where the student body, faculty, and staff move during the months of January through March. In 2015, the son of the fourth director of Le Rosey Philippe Gudin, Christophe Gudin, became the fifth one. Michael Gray is the headmaster.[4]

Le Rosey’s philosophy is inspired by what Harvard educationalist Howard Gardner has called “multiple intelligences“: “its aim is to develop all Roseans’ talents through academic, sporting and artistic programmes.”[9] The school offers a demanding bilingual and bicultural education with the language of instruction being French or English depending on the student’s academic program; however, students may take many language classes while at Le Rosey.

Le Rosey school in Geneva

Le Rosey school in Geneva

By Harry Mount

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It is known as the school of kings, counting among its alumni the Shah of Iran, Prince Rainier of Monaco and King Farouk of Egypt. Its catchment area was once the glittering palaces that housed the grandest families on the Continent: the Metternichs, the Borgheses and the Hohenlohes.

But Institut Le Rosey is now spreading its net to humble old Britain. For the first time in its 135-year history, the prestigious Swiss boarding school has been recruiting gilt-edged pupils, aged seven to 18, in London.

Co-educational since 1967, it is keen to claim a slice of a market hitherto dominated by British boarding schools such as Eton and Harrow.

But at £80,000 a year – more than twice their fees – the most expensive school in the world will hardly be cherry-picking the brightest and best middle-class British pupils. Their parents find British school fees steep enough already.

London, however, has become the city of choice for the world’s richest parents so is also home to the world’s richest kids. And it is they who formed the target audience for Le Rosey’s recruitment drive last week, held at the city’s Swiss Embassy.

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There has long been a tiny British contingent at the school, making up five per cent of its 400 pupils. Its intake hails from 63 countries, with no more than 10% of its students coming from any one country, to prevent a single nationality dominating.

Sir Roger Moore and Elizabeth Taylor sent their children there. John Lennon’s son Sean studied there too, as did the Duke of Kent and Winston Spencer Churchill, grandson of the wartime Prime Minister.

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Vic, Donald & Mark – BIG VICTIMS

I have read all of Tom Snyder’s book and am working on another report. My famous sister is hauled out of her casket, and stood up by my siblings and Stacey Pierrot, so Garth Benton can swing away at her as hard as he can. The law firm of Robert Buck gave a angry divorced man what millions of them have prayed for, a second chance to beat the shit out of his ex, and destroy her in every way. Truly a sickening experience for millions of women, especially Rosamond’s fans. Then, Scott Hale, a old lover, took a turn. Two years ago I posted BIG VICTIMS that proved prophetic. Congress is going to hold hearing on the sanity of Trump’s followers.

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I have not talked to Vicki Presco in over five years. I know her jaw has dropped many times as there is no escape from the truth, her father and the President of the United States, are like twins. Mark Presco wrote their Master Plan, and put Vicki through a loyalty check after he got rid of the surviving Artist and Heir – who was accusing him of sexually abusing her. When I asked Vicki if it was true that Vic raped Shannon, she said;

“They were drinking together. She should have known better. The same thing happened to Christine and I when we were in our twenties.”

Vicki was living in Vic’s house when she said this, and was being groomed to take over his Loan Shark business, that was bankrolled by Larry Chazen. Vic had tricked his mother into leaving her house to her only child. The monies…

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Trump Is Apollyon ‘The Destroyer’

I identify Trump as Apollyon “Destroyer” which is another name for Satan. Trump claims he is a ‘Great Builder and Maker’, but, his main goal is to destroy God’s Creation. This is how Satan “adversary” mimics God. Traitor Trump claims he has made much, and thus he has the right to destroy much. This is why he tried to destroy the Republican Party that has been taken over by evangelical neo-Nazis who are hell-bent on starting The Tribulation that will end the world.

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Satan Donald Apollyon was jealous of the ornate Capitol full of statues, and thus he sent his minion to destroy it. I rest my case. We lovers of Liberty have found God’s No.1 Enemy! Lock him up!

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 Bible for Satan and his minions. One of these is “the Apollyon,” which might refer to Satan or to a high-ranking demon. The name “Apollyon” is the Greek for “Abaddon” meaning “Destroyer.”

We see this name mentioned in Revelation 9: “They had as king over them the angel of the Abyss, whose name in Hebrew is Abaddon and in Greek is Apollyon (that is, Destroyer)” (Revelation 9:11).

Context of Revelation 9:11

Immediately after the fifth angel blew his trumpet, a star fell from “the sky to the earth” (Revelation 9:1). This star “opened the Abyss” (Revelation 9:2), unleashing a battalion of demonic soldiers likened to a plague of locusts (Revelation 9:3) resembling “horses prepared for battle” (Revelation 9:7).

By this time there had already been “hail and fire mixed with blood, and it was hurled down on the earth. A third of the earth was burned up, a third of the trees were burned up, and all the green grass was burned up.” Next, “something like a huge mountain, all ablaze, was thrown into the sea. A third of the sea turned into blood, a third of the living creatures in the sea died, and a third of the ships were destroyed.” (Revelation 8:7-9).

This is the beginning of the end in which Satan and his demonic forces will be unleashed. He will be permitted to take those who reject Christ as King during the cleansing of the whole earth to make way for a “new heaven and a…

A fountain sits in back of the Trump’s sitting room behind a semi-circle, ivory couch. A crystal chandelier lights up its beauty as it is planted on the tableau ceiling above. It shows a scene of Greek – or Roman – gods and seems likely to be Apollo again, who is often portrayed crossing the heavens in his chariot

And it appears the Trumps have a taste for art and some rather risqué statues.

Sitting above the white marbled fireplace is Apollo, Zeus’s son, and one of the most powerful of the gods – being led in his Chariot by Aurora.

And on top of the mantle – Greek vases in Athenian style. They sit again, in perfect symmetry – and in height order with the other decor.

A statue of Eros & Psyche – one of the best love stories in classical mythology – towers over the picture of his father. 

Meanwhile, Pyche’s father suspects he has incurred the wrath of the gods and is told at the Oracle of Apollo to expect a fanged monster for a son-in-law so Psyche is arrayed in funeral attire and exposed on a mountain to await her hideous bridegroom.

Luckily, she is rescued by Zephyr, the West Wind, and borne away to a meadow where Eros finds her lying in an enchanted sleep and, over some months and despite being invisible, manages to make her fall in love with him.

Despite her happiness, Psyche is desperate to find out the true identity of her husband and sneaks into Eros’s room where in surprise at his beauty, she spills hot oil on him.

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