June 1900 Hawaii becomes a territory

Dole, Cleveland and Hawaii

On July 6, 1898 the Republic of Hawaii was annexed to the U.S. after Congress passed the Newlands Resolution, the culmination of nearly thirty years effort to bridge the two.

The Sugar Fix

Hawaii’s importance increased with the aftermath of the Civil War and the concurrent rise in sugar prices. In the United States sugar had always been supplied by the southern states, particularly Louisiana, and with the fall of the Confederacy many sugar plantation there had had been destroyed to avoid falling into enemy Yankee hands.

The American missionaries in Hawaii, who had been there since the 1840s and the annexation of Texas, saw sugar was in abundance on the island, and many wrote of this to family and newspapers back home hoping to entice more settlers. This distance was very great, but a few did take the opportunity to get into sugar, particularly because of its rarity at home, and this raised great interest back in Washington who was looking to abet the sugar inflation crisis.

The Reciprocity Treaty

chart for the signing of the Reciprocity Treaty. A grand trine in water appropriately enough for the Hawaiian Islands with the United States shows as Saturn giving protection and economic benefits in the third to the Hawaiian Kingdom (King Kalakaua the Hawaiian monarch obviously Jupiter in this map, had lobbied Congress for this treaty for a while) in the twelfth. The treaty’s part of fortune, 04 Cancer 27 gets the keyword of HEARING.

Into this was the idea of annexation, floated heavily by the Hawaiian King who saw the riches of the U.S. as something he could use to ggrandize himself and his people. Thus this idea of annexation was first floated in the Reciprocity Treaty of 1875, a free-trade agreement between the United States and the Hawaiian kingdom guaranteeing a duty -free market for Hawaiian sugar in exchange for special economic privileges. The treaty’s main effect was blocking Great Britain and France’s advances on the islands, also for the sweet stuff, and allowing the Americans to build a base at Pearl Harbor to defend its interests.

But things did not go as planned — Jupiter is in the twelfth house of secret enemies — and the King had felt that the Treaty gave him an unlimited spending account, and was encouraged in this fallacious thinking by the British Crown. The plantation owners felt the King’s spree meant he was mortgaging their property to eventually pay his debts, but the King did not really understand the concept of private property and felt that while the farmers were working the land it still belonged to the Hawaiian people, and in turn, his. Adding to this economics gap, Venus in the eighth — other’s people’s people and taxation — was another problem for the farmers, Pluto in the sixth house, of work and service directly opposite the King on the first house cusp.

Two Queens

These issues were never entirely resolved, and from the U. S. standpoint an internal affair, when the King died, and his daughter and heir Liliʻuokalani ascended to the Hawaiian throne. Lili’uokalani, see our header picture, disagreed with both her father and the settlers, thinking the Treaty as a whole had been mistake and was looking to abrogate it. She started the movement “Hawaii for Hawaiians,” as the first attempt to rousing native Hawaiians to a patriotic duty, but it was a lacklustre affair as most did not think who owned the Island matter.

In practice though, without a standing army or any military forces, the base at Pearl Harbor was under U. S. jurisdiction, the Queen’s efforts would have failed nonetheless, for Hawaii’s independence was with the advent of sugar basically moot. If not America, it was a matter of who: France and Britain were still patrolling the area looking for a division between Hawaii and the U.S. for a chance to move in.

Nevertheless, the plantation owners went wild, and took her actions at their word and in an unauthorized military coup, overthrew the Queen and declared the military leader, Sanford Dole, the first president in the new republic. President Grover Cleveland a friend of Queen Lil’ukoalani’s told Dole to stand down. He stated this was an act of aggression and the U. S. and its Pearl Harbor base would not support their actions. The latter group, via Dole, refused; a stalemate ensued.

Finally, annexation

On July 7th (the original chart was for June 14 1900 from the Wall Street Journal) 1898, the U.S. Congress annexed Hawaii through a joint resolution. President William McKinley, in a grand ceremony, signed and Hawaii was now an official U.S. territory.

From annexation to statehood was sixty years, or two Saturn cycles until when Hawaii became the 50th U.S. state on August 21 1959. Two more Saturn cycles, and another sixty years, the great solar eclipse happened on that very date.

Notes:

The dates for the Newlands resolution is wrong almost everywhere I checked on the Internet, finally getting the correct date from the archives of the Library of Congress. The charts have been updated to July 6 1898 date.

Does Kamala Harris have what it takes?

The Democratic primaries

Senator Kamala Harris of California trails Veep Biden, perennial candidate Senator Bernie Sanders of Vermont, and Sen. Elizabeth Warren of Massachusetts. Instead of being up at the top, as would be expected from someone who has been in the forefront of former President Obama’s wishlist, she is often tied with South Bend, Ind., Mayor Pete Buttigieg in the polls.

Her politics are inline with President Barack Obama. She supports single-payer health-care, federal descheduling of marijuana , municipal protection for undocumented immigrants (sanctuary cities), the DREAM Act, opposition to gun laws and support of transgender rights and net neutrality. Recently in lieu of the Black Lives Matter and antiFa riots on the West Coast, she has come out supporting both organizations and their demand for fiscal reparations

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As this is the largest Democratic presidential field in modern history, the rule of thumb is he strongest fundraiser wins, but right now no one is betting cash on the a candidate. Instead they are waiting for the big fight aka the Democratic debates,before taking sides.

Who is Kamala Harris?

Kamala Harris parents, Shyamala Gopalan and Donald Harris, immigrants from India and Jamaica, in an undated portrait. (Courtesy of Kamala Harris)

In the meantime….Senator Harris was born on October 20 1964 in Oakland, California to two immigrant parents. Her mother is from Tamil India (and a doctor of medicine) while her father hails from Kingston, Jamaica. They divorced when she was seven years old and her mother moved Kamala and her sister Maya, also an attorney, to Montreal Canada. She returned to the United States for college. [fmn] Suprisingly, she does not mention this in her autobiography which I read but glosses over her Canadian years. [/fmn]

She attended Howard University, Washington D.C. (formerly the all-Negro school the Howard Normal and Theological School for the Education of Teachers and Preachers, but now a secular institution). After that, she attended University of California, Hastings College of the Law in San Francisco.

The Willie Brown Effect

In the 1990s, she worked in the San Francisco District Attorney’s Office and the City Attorney of San Francisco’s office. There she met Willie Brown, speaker of California’s State Assembly also appointed Harris to the state’s Unemployment Insurance Appeals Board, a lucrative position worth a further $97,088 a year, according to the Los Angeles Times in 1994. From there Brown went to the mayorship from 1996 through 2004 was succeeded by Gavin Newsom.

In 2004, she was elected District Attorney of San Francisco, thanks again to Brown, before making the big jump in 2016 to replace Sen. Barbara Boxer as California’s junior senator.

When Harris announced her failed presidential bid in January 2019 he penned a column for the San Francisco Chronicle entitled: “Sure, I dated Kamala Harris, So what?”

I’ve been peppered with calls from the national media about my ‘relationship’ with Kamala Harris, particularly since it became obvious that she was going to run for president. Most of them, I have not returned. …Yes, we dated. It was more than 20 years ago. And yes, I may have influenced her career by appointing her to two state commissions when I was Assembly speaker.

He continued: “And I certainly helped with her first race for district attorney in San Francisco. I have also helped the careers of House Speaker Nancy Pelosi, Gov. Gavin Newsom, Sen. Dianne Feinstein and a host of other politicians… The difference is that Harris is the only one who, after I helped her, sent word that I would be indicted if I ‘so much as jaywalked’ while she was D.A. That’s politics for ya,” he added.

Former State Assembly Speaker and Frisco Mayor, Willie Brown in the Chronicle.

Kamala’s marriage

She married fellow  California attorney Douglas Emhoff, also age 55 born a week before her on the opposite side of the country in Brooklyn, New York, after meeting him on a blind date. They were married by her sister Maya West, who is also her campaign chair. They have no children. Last year the couple made 1.8 million dollars.

here’s the Chart

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A laugh a minute – Tim Conway

Comedian Tim Conway was born Toma Daniel Conway to Sophia Murgoi, a Romanian immigrant, and Daniel Conway, an Irish immigrant and a groomer for polo ponies in Willoughby, Ohio, a suburb of Cleveland, on December 13, 1933. He grew up in nearby Chagrin Falls.

His birth name Toma was the Romanian version of Thomas, but later it was anglicized to Thomas in his childhood — there is no record as to why. Later on, for professional reasons, probably the Screen Actor’s Guild as it does not allow two performers to have the same name, he changed it again to Tim to avoid confusion with actor Tom Conway (brother of George Sanders). Having grown up with horses, Conway was an avid race horse fan and owner as well.

Conway and Mary Anne and four of the six Conways at home. Kelly, is to the right of her mother.

He was married twice. The first time was to  Mary Anne Dalton from 1961 for 17 years and six children. The second time was to Charlene Fusco in 1984, who outlives him.

Seeking Tim Conway††

We have rectified Tim to 13 Libra instead of the standard 05 Libra. He is locomotive temperament type opened to the South highlighting his self-sacrificing nature and public acclaim for his work both professionally and privately.

We chose 13 Libra over 05 Libra for various reasons, and one was the aspect of asteroid Niobe conjunct his Sun — problems with children later in life. This unfortunately came to pass when his daughter Kelly sued for physical control of her father’s healthcare against her step-mother as Tim had developed dementia from normal pressure hydrocephalus, or an abnormal buildup of spinal fluid because of a head trauma, stroke, infection or brain tumor; there is no cure.

an older Tim with wife Charlene

Other aspects of his life also suggested “lighting the morning fire” or keeper of the flame was more apropos Conway than an “orrery slowing turning by a hermit’s hand, ” including Uranus at 24 Aries in the 7th house — as his comic wite played off others than typical stand-up. It was key to his genius that he used deadpan, mimicry and slapstick so well while improvising his routine based on his partner’s response — in McHale’s Navy, Parker and Binghamton (Joe Flynn) are a tour de force of comedy each playing off each and other trying to get the best laugh, best shown by his Pluto in the 10th opposite Mars and Lilith in the 4th (the two are our header photo). It would seem that these traits were something he had be learning for a while to get attention and had learned to transform it into comedic art.

Kelly and her father Tim Conway

Another asset Conway had that he used well was his facial control that made his features like silly putty, changing it from happy smiles to sudden misery or shock and dismay to happiness again. Jupiter in the first house at 18.58 Libra was helped by his fast mental chemistry here in anticipating responses and being able to demonstrate it ably.

His North Node is in the creative 5th house in Aquarius that signifies a close relationships with children. The NN here are good people watchers, spending their time pondering the possibilities of other’s action and reactions to situations. They tend to be ingenuous and not very practical with money or friends — they tend to follow their heart in both matters.

Tim Conway reposed on May 14 2019. Happily for us, we have re-runs.

#J05 Brevet Brigadier General Chas. Francis Adams, Jr. & Georgism

Charles Francis Adams, junior was the second son of Chas. Francis Adams sr. who was the second son of President John Quincy Adams. Senior who had a varied carrer as historian, soldier and railroad president. He is #5 in Jones’s 1000 Nativities. His younger brother was Henry Adams, the American historian, and private secretary to his father, and a student of the British philosopher-economist John Stuart Mill. Henry wrote a History of the United States in nine volumes which was considered the best in its day emphasizing, as was the Adams way, the diplomatic relationships between the Founders and their negotiations with Europe. The two brothers corresponded greatly through their lives on important American and international topics

As the middle child, his older brother, John Quincy Adams,, named in honour of the former presidential grandfather, was nominated for vice president, against newspaper man Horace Greeley, by failed to win his bid. Thus from such an illustriious family, Charles Francis Adams jr entered the world on May 27,1835 in Boston. Jr. like the rest of the family he went to the local college, Harvard, and served on the Union site of the Civil War, receiving in 1865 the title brevet brigardier-general for his bravery and leadership skills.

The War Between the States

Brevet is an honorary title in the United States Army much like it was in the British before. There were here are ten ranks of combatant officers in the army, that roughly equate to the European system as a whole.  The Brevet rank is usually given for distinguished service in the field, or  can be for length of service : but it begins with the rank of major and up and ends with major-general. 

While you cannot be a brevet captain.,but can be a brevet major.  So a captain who is brevet major  retains his place among the captains of his regiment, and continues to perform a captain’s duties in his regiment; but on any duties where the officers of several regiments are mixed he takes his. place as major, and would command captains.  A good example is George Armstrong Custer, who  was a captain after the Civil War but held the rank of Brevet Major General for his bravery in the face of battle.

Post War Days and Henry George

After the war ,t Adams married Mary Hone Ogden on November 7, 1865. They had five children three daughters  Mary Ogden Adams, born July 27 1867, . Louisa Adams, born in 1871 and . Elizabeth Ogden Adams, born in 1873; and twin sons John and Henry born July 17, 1875. The last two graduated Harvard in 1898 and for which he gave the commencement address.

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