Owing to the combination of circumstances in Europe just referred to, the autocrats did not dare to wage open war
on this government since the warning enunciated in the Monroe doctrine.
In 1828 an organization in Vienna was formed which was called the Saint Leopold Foundation.
The plan was then, to operate under the mask of religion, which would
insure its safety from any governmental interference and they hoped to
accomplish by intrigue and innuendo what could not be done by bullets
The Hapsburg family of Austria was the most powerful Roman Catholic ruling family in Europe and consequently the most cruel, despotic and reactionary, and had the American people not been so absorbed in the upbuilding of the Republic, they would have detected the hypocrisy of this holy fraud—the Saint Leopold Foundation.
One of the Hapsburg brothers, Prince Rudolph, was a member of the Roman
Curia, the Cardinal Rudolph Hapsburg, of Olmutz. It was easy for the
Jesuits of the Vatican to operate through him as the agent for the
foundation funds which poured into the United States in a stream of
gold. Nor did the Vatican furnish all the funds. They were most likely
furnished by the high contracting parties, of the Holy Alliance and the secret treaty of Verona.
In short, the immense sums distributed among the bishops and
archbishops of the Catholic church in this country in establishing
bishoprics in cities where none existed, were used solely as gigantic
POLITICAL SLUSH FUNDS to corrupt and ultimately destroy the government
and set up a monarchial one instead.
One year after the Saint Leopold Foundation had been established, it
received the recognition and blessing of the pope. The wonderful
generosity (?) of the Hapsburg family was called to his attention. The blessing
was conveyed at a pontifical high mass in Vienna, January, 1829, at
which all of the royalty was in attendance, and the happy occasion was
closed by a grand ball in the palace at night.
The scum of Catholic Europe, especially from Ireland, then began
pouring into this country from every nook and cranny of that poverty
stricken continent; in many cases, their passages being advanced from
this slush fund. The Roman bishops of every large city from New York to San Francisco, then began massing this foreign vote.
Tammany Hall had years before been organized, and from its very
inception began a system of political corruption which dominates New
York's politics to this very day. This situation should have staggered
the world. but it failed to awaken the American people except in spots.
The massed Roman vote in the cities placed the balance of political
power in the hands of the Roman bishops and priests. Intimidation has
always been the big stick used when any man in public office presumed to oppose the advance of these ecclesiastical bosses.
With the rapidly increased foreign immigration, these agents of the
divine righters of Europe operating through the Jesuits and their lay
agents have made progress beyond their wildest dreams. City councils,
state legislatures, and even Congress have been browbeaten and bribed.
It was boasted within a year that any seat in Congress could be bought
for one hundred thousand dollars! Not only so, but some years ago when
the Chicago Senator, Wm. Lorimer's seat was contested, it was made a
matter of record that this sum was the purchase price. A forced
resignation followed. It is interesting to note that Mr. Lorimer's
chief witness was a Catholic priest of Chicago, who testified,
according to the Associated press reports, that a penitent of his, had
acknowledged in the confessional, that he had libeled Mr. Lorimer. The
said penitent was not named, of course.
A few months after Mr. Lorimer's resignation, the press dispatches
notified us that he "had been received into the Catholic Church" with
great acclaim. I cite this one case merely to emphasize my point.
The Saint Leopold Foundation is a great Jesuit Spy System which is not
confined to the ecclesiastics of the Roman church, but embraces every
element of society, from the private secretary of the President in the
White House, to the Catholic servant girl employed in Protestant
American families. Nor, indeed, is it restricted to Roman Catholics,
for the Jesuits do not hesitate to use non-Catholic tools whenever it
is possible. In fact, they prefer them, for in this way attention is
distracted from them. In case of failure it is always preferable to use
The priest of every parish in this country is the kingpin in this web
of spying, and reports regularly to his bishop every item of interest,
directly or indirectly and in turn, the bishop to his archbishop, the
archbishop to the cardinal and the cardinal to the pope. The
confessional box is the Roman clearinghouse, whereby the Pope keeps his
finger on the pulse of the world.
It is a strange thing to know that no matter how densely ignorant a
Roman priest may be, that is on any subject outside the things bearing
on his church, that priest knows perfectly the psychology of every
non-Romanist of any prominence in his district. He knows his mental
attitude toward the Romish church; he knows what the man will think and
do under certain circumstances; he particularly knows if he is friendly
or unfriendly to the Roman church; he knows the extent of his wealth,
and if the party is of enough importance in the community, he knows the
most intimate details and conduct of his private life. The man, on the
other hand, knows little or nothing of the parish priest. More than
likely, if he were asked, he would say that he was the Catholic priest
of such a parish. If it happened to be in a town where the Catholic
population was small and of no social or political importance, this
would express the limit of his knowledge. If, on the other hand, he
were politically ambitious and alert, the priest would be one of the
firsts with whom he would ingratiate himself, for most of the
politicians have learned to realize the political advantage of an
The sources of information, which the Roman priest can tap, are almost
unlimited and unknown to the ordinary layman outside that corporation.
The Leopoldines are honeycombed in every avenue of civic, state and
national life. There are, to begin with, the police departments of the
various cities, ninety percent of whom I may, I think, conservatively
say, are Fourth Degree Knights of Columbus. They are always at the beck
and call of the hierarchy. Their chief duty as Catholic citizens is to obey their bishops and the Holy See, "As God himself." (See Leo XIIIth's Great Encyclical, page 192.)
Then there are their Jesuit college graduates in every state, who are especially trained as expert spies.
If any man holding a political position refuses to prostitute that
position, by yielding to the demands of the Romish priests, and
persists in his stand, they use their blackmail threats, if they cannot
accomplish their purpose in any other way, for, Any means to an end
is the Jesuit motto. If there is no such knowledge in their possession
by which to discredit or frighten him, they do not hesitate to set
their traps for him, and should this fail, they are fortified to resort
to what is known in common parlance as a frame-up which is an easy matter through their red-light
affiliations. Many a good man has been driven from public life by this
route. Many a man in politics this moment, is a subservient tool of the
Roman priests, because he fears the physical violence of their arson
and murder gangs, or that they may drag out some family skeleton to
I am aware that these are harsh sayings, but the truth is very often shocking.
The principal branches of the Leopoldines, still operating in this
country under various titles, are: The German Catholic Central Verein,
with headquarters in St. Louis and Detroit; The Third Order of St.
Francis, which bids fair to supplant, outwardly at least, the original
organization; The Catholic Laymen's Council, the League of the Sacred
Heart, and the Catholic Women's Council. These organizations are all
branches of the Leopolidines' Spy System.
To name one incident in which the ramification of this spy system may
be seen, I call to the mind of those of my readers who read the Menace,
published at Aurora, Mo., some years ago, when the editor of the
Melting Pot, Mr. Tichener, accompanied by Mr. Marvin Brown, editor of
the Menace, located fifty thousand cancelled envelopes which the Menace
Publishing Company had sold to a junk dealer—as is the custom of
publishers—in the offices of the German Catholic Central Verein at St.
The Menace ran a cut made from the snapshots which they had taken of
these editors, inside the offices of the SPY headquarters, surrounded
by bales of the Menace envelopes which Mr. Brown was about to
appropriate, and succeeded in doing so, a fact which demonstrated that
the Jesuits have not a corner on the market when it comes to cleverness.
The Aurora paper had for months been receiving complaints from its
subscribers to the effect that they were being persecuted, and if in
business, boycotted in their home towns by Roman Catholics, and it had
been puzzling the editors as to the avalanche of complaints coming from
all directions until the discovery of the big consignment of cancelled
envelopes, a large proportion of which had had the return addresses on
them. It was by this means that the list was procured. The publicity,
which the Menace gave to this matter at the time, put a stop to the
inquisition for the most part. This was an attack upon FREE PRESS,
which these Leopoldines were pledging to execute.
This great Spy System penetrates every avenue of social life. The field
of journalism has been invaded until a Roman Catholic sits at many
important editorial desks of great newspapers, from coast to coast.
They fill the reportorial staffs and other departments in the front
offices and it goes without saying that the presses, composing rooms
and other mechanical departments are dominated by them.
These Spies are members of all the important commissions, public works,
school boards, library boards, housing commissions, naturalization
departments, and are even active members of Americanization Committees.
Yes, I shall go farther and say, that I doubt if there is ever an
assemblage of the ministers of any Protestant church in this country
that metes without the presence of the Leopoldines. Our state
universities and Protestant universities are honeycombed with them.
Roman priests hold professorships in several state universities! On
every textbook committee selected to pass on the books to be used in
our public schools, sits a Roman priest, or his personal
representative. He is there for the purpose of seeing to it that every
truth derogatory to the Roman Catholic church is eliminated and every
thing that will in any way reflect credit upon that institution is
incorporated. This explains why it is that the extent of the knowledge
of the facts leading up to the assassination of Abraham Lincoln has
been carefully suppressed so that the extent of the knowledge about
this greatest of all tragedies in the history of our country does not
exceed these words: "President Lincoln was assassinated in Ford's Theatre, April 14th,
1865, by an actor named John Wilkes Booth. Andrew Johnson was
immediately sworn into office."
Have you ever asked yourself how it comes that a large majority of the
proprietors of the whiskey places and brothels are members of that
church in good standing? Did you ever hear of a saloonkeeper being
excommunicated by the Church of Rome? Have you any knowledge of any
female member of the underworld having had the anathemas of Rome hurled
at her head? I think not. I will tell you some of the reasons why. A
large part of the enormous income of the Catholic church reaches it
through these channels.
The church of Rome has for centuries been a large manufacturer of wine,
liquors and beers. The most expensive European wines are made by the
monks and nuns of that church. The finest champagne, for instance, is
manufactured by the Carthusian Monks. Benedictine
that beverage of hell, the sole purpose of which is intended to
increase prostitution, was concocted by a monk of the Benedictine order
eleven centuries ago. He was later created a cardinal by the Pope for
the valuable service which he thereby rendered his holy church.
The cross is blown in the glass of every bottle of Benedictine; the
coat of arms of the order is impressed upon the wax, which seals it,
and the Latin motto dedicates it To God, the purest and the best.
Fifty percent of the wines manufactured in the United States was made
in California and about fifty percent of this was manufactured by the
Roman Catholic church in its monasteries in that state. To illustrate:
At Los Gatos the Jesuit Fathers Novitiate of the Sacred Heart conducted a large winery in which three special brands of wine were made, Villa St. Joseph was described in their advertising as A dry white wine, pleasant flavor, delicate taste.
"Novitiate—a heavy bodied, sweet, rich, mellow
fragrance, does not need to be bottled. One hundred gallons at $39.00.
New Revenue tax ten cents a gallon, or two cents per bottle."
"Retail store—Pure Altar Wine Company, East Dubuque, Illinois."
The above is from the advertisement which goes on to tell us that its
purpose is to "supply Reverend clergy in the N.W. States and
Mississippi Valley, Rev. Walter F. Thornton, S.J. (Society of Jesus, or
Slick Jesuit) Rector of Novitiate of the Sacred Heart. Appointed F.M.
Rhonberg, Agent on personal recommendation of His Grace, Archbishop of
The following letter is official and will explain itself:
"St. Mary's Cathedral, 1100 Franklin St.
To whom it may concern:
Having appointed the Rev. D.O. Crowley Superior of St. Joseph's Agricultural Institute, to superintend the making of altar wines, I commend the wine made under his supervision at the Beaulieu Vineyard, and vouch for its absolute purity.
(Signed) Edw. J. Hanna,
I wish to digress further by saying that the sale of these wines was not confined to the clergy. Their retail stores in all of the large cities were opened for anyone to purchase from. At this St. Joseph's Agricultural Institute near Napa, California, a large part of the work was done by children—waifs, orphans and half-orphans, Priest D.O. Crowley, the big ecclesiastical boss of the politics of San Francisco, gathers in through the Juvenile Court and elsewhere to his institution known as the Catholic Youths' Directory which occupies one of the highest knobs overlooking San Francisco in what is known as the Mission District. These boys, ranging from ten to eighteen years old are shipped every so often up to St. Joseph's Institute where they are supposed to spend their vacation helping to manufacture the wine.
Priest Crowley, bye the bye, has been for several years president of
the Public School Playground Commission, appointed by Mayor Jas. Rolph,
who is not a Roman Catholic, but I am sorry to say, a member of the
Masonic Fraternity. I cite this example to show how non-Romanists are
utilized as Leopoldines.
Just one more instance of the connection between Wets
and the Roman Catholic Church. Twenty-one brewing, wineries and
distilling companies of Chicago, Illinois, contributed twenty thousand
two hundred and fifty dollars as their last gift to the Roman Catholic Charities in a drive which Archbishop Mundelein launched in 1918, just previous to the November election Political Slush Fund—(Charity covers a multitude of sins.)
The courtesan has always securely held her position in the Roman
church. In the Tenth Century two infamous courtesans, one the mother of
a Pope, held sway in Rome where they helped to make and unmake popes.
The two most eminent Catholic modern historians, the Rev. Doctors John
Alzog and Ludwig Pastor, are authority for startling facts pertaining
to these women and their influence with the Papacy. Dr. Alzog said
"Marozia, who was one of the infamous daughters of the infamous
courtesan, Theodora, the Elder. Marozia had Pope John Xth thrown into
prison and put to death in order to have her son who reigned as Pope
John the XIth, placed on the Pontifical throne. Pope John the XIth was
throughout his whole reign, subject to the baneful influence of either
his mother or brother." (See Alzog's Universal Church History, Vol. 2, page 293 and 296.)
Vanozza, a married woman, the mistress of Pope Alexander VIth, the occupant of the pontifical throne in 1492, when Columbus didn't discover America, was the mother of his four children, Caesar, Juan, Jofre and Lucrezia, who were afterward legitimatized by papal bulls. This documentary evidence found in the secret archives of the Vatican is quoted by the above Catholic historians. During the early years of the pontificate of Alexander VIth, Vanozza occupied a palace close to the Latern palace—the first Vatican—which the Pope had built for her, and in this residence the most brilliant social functions were held, presided over by his recognized affinity.
It is not exaggerating to say that there is not a city in the United States today but what the members of a large quota of its demi-monde are faithful devotees of the Romish church who ply their profession every day in the week but who would not think of missing mass on Sunday.
One of the most notorious women in Indianapolis, some years ago, was Jennie Daly the keeper of houses of ill repute within a gun shot of the courthouse in that city.
Her flagrant association with a prominent lumberman, a man of family
for years, Warren Tate, whose business was close to the red-light
district where this coarse featured female held sway, and who
ultimately separated him from his family. In the early eighties Tate,
who was a bad tempered, abusive man was twitted about his affinity by a
man named Love during the progress of some litigation in which they
were engaged. The incident occurred in the courtroom. Tate told Love he
him for that remark. He hurried out, went to his mill nearby, got his
revolver and shot Love to death as he was coming down the court house
As the threat was made in the presence of witnesses, Tate who was arrested for murder in the first degree, had to use the bulk of his fortune during the sensational trial which followed, to save his neck.
Public opinion, naturally was highly in the favor of the prosecution and it was an open secret that Jennie Daly spent ninety thousand dollars of her money in Tate's defense, and that she finally threatened everyone connected with the case that if he was convicted she would, tell all she knew. Strange as it may seem, the murderer was allowed to go free.
During all these years Jennie Daly was a regular attendant at the Roman Catholic church, and was a generous donor. She finally, after amassing a large fortune, retired from business, purchased a pretentious residence in a respectable part of the city, and she and Tate married and lived there. At this time she was a pew-holder in St. Joseph's Catholic church. After some years Tate was taken ill, and faithful daughter of the church that she was, she called in the parish priest who formally received this man into its fold. He was buried in a conspicuous place in the Catholic cemetery south of that city where his widow erected a beautiful monument to his memory. In a few years she followed. She was given all the consolations within the gift of the Romish church, and at the Requiem Mass at which she was buried the great eulogy which the priest delivered over this notorious prostitute aroused the indignation of many of the decent, respectable parishioners. The dust of the righteous mingles with that of these two scandalous characters, for were they not obedient children of the Holy Mother Church? The only unforgivable sin in the Romish corporation is to tell the truth about it. Jennie Daly proved herself to have been a useful devotee, generous and faithful to the end, and was so rewarded.
In San Francisco the Jennie Daly happens to be a Spanish woman in close proximity to one of the large churches there, which may be seen hurrying to early mass on almost any Sunday morning. In San Francisco, however, I might say there are hundreds of the demi-monde devotees of this church. So I might go on, ad lib, ad nauseum.
I wish my readers to get a true estimate of the ramification of this wicked system, which is responsible for the assassination of Abraham Lincoln. You must remember that some of the most valuable information is poured into the listening ear of the Romish priest in the confessional box by this route. You must know the real significance of what they mean when they tell you that they intend to Make America Catholic. You cannot defeat an enemy, which you do not understand. You can never have a conviction strong enough to stir you to fight this common enemy of ours, unless you do and this is the motive of the writer.
The clean, pure, upright life, public and private, of Abraham Lincoln,
was his protection from these Leopoldines. There never was an act of
his that would have placed this great American in their power. This
fact alone was sufficient to merit their implacable hatred, and it did.
And now let us hasten on and trace the soft footfalls of these Jesuits,
step by step as they shadowed the public life of our beloved martyr.
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