"The Saint Leopold Foundation" Spy System
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 and bayonets.
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
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 non-Catholics.
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
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 discredit
I am aware that these
are harsh sayings, but the truth is very often shocking.
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
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. Louis, Mo.
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
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.
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.
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."
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 Dubuque, Iowa."
The following letter
is official and will explain itself:
Cathedral, 1100 Franklin St.
San Francisco, California
To whom it may
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.
Archbishop of San Francisco."
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.)
IN THE UNDERWORLD
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
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 would kill 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 steps.
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.
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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