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About The American. (Omaha, Nebraska) 1891-1899 | View Entire Issue (May 27, 1898)
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OF PRES. LINCOLN
Every Person Implicated In
the Diabolical Plot a Ro
Standpoint Occupied by Ex Priest
Chlniquy, V.'hit was the I'res
iJenl's tlo-c I fknJ.
Father Cliin'quy, the apostate Cath
olic priest, who has been lecturing la
Baltimore, in conversation with a
Morning Herald reporter, made a
number of statements regarding the
assassination of President Lincoln,
which are not to be found in the his-
torles of the period, and accounts for
that lamentable tragedy:
"I am a French Canadian by birth,"
aid he to the reporter, "and was born
In Kamovaska, Canada, in 1S09. Both
of my parents were Catholics, and I
was, of course, bi ought up in that
faith. From a very early age I was
destined for the priesthood, and my
education was conducted with that end
always in view. Having been ordain
ed, I arose very rapidly in the esti
mation of my religious superiors as
well as in popular favor, and was soon
looked upon as one of the most prom
ising members of the Canadian priest
hood. Mv work in the cause of tem-
perap.ee brought me into special prom
"iiience, and I became widely known
all over Canada, and. indeed, in the
Catholic church everywhere.
"In 1851 Catholic bishops and clergy
from all over North America met in
secret conclave at Buffalo, N. Y., and
there the question was discussed, and
it was decided to seize the cities of
North America for the Catholic
church. The plan adopted was to
bring Catholic emigrants from Europe
Tn anffletpnt numbers to ealn control
of the city governments by popular
ote. The attempt was carried out to
eome extent, and was successful at
least in New York. It was particu
larly the desire of the church to get
possession of the school fund in the
arious cities in order to use it for
the benefit of Catholicism. The well
remembered struggle for the expulsion
of the Bible from the public schools
In Cincinnati in 1S70 was the out
growth of the action of the conclave
"At this same conclave I was assign
ed to go to Illinois with a band of
French Canadian Catholics and to
found a colony or coionies. Colonists
also came from France, and early in
1852 I founded my colony at St. Anne,
Kankakee county, 111. A chapel or
church was built, and we had a con
gregation of about 500 souls.
"In 1858, after several years of
tudy and many trials. I determined
to leave the Church of Rome, whose
doctrines I no longer believed. It was
on Saturday evening that I reached
my final determination, and the next
morning I went Into the pulpit and
told my congregation of the step I
was about to take, and my reasons.
After talking to them for two hours
I put the matter to a vote, and all but
fifteen of my 300 parishioners ex
pressed their intention of following
me. Tnls action, when it became
known, created no little excitement all
over the country. About a year later
we joined the Chicago Presbytery, and
afterward the Canadian Presbytery
to which we still belong.
"Previous to this Abraham Lincoln
bad defended me when I was prose
cuted by the church, and when, some
time after our withdrawal from the
church our colony was theatened with
destruction from famine, he came for
ward and for our benefit delivered a
lecture, In which he denounced the or
der of the Jesuits with the greatest
boldness. This made our former
friendship all the stronger.
"In 1862 a Canadian Jesuit priest
was converted through my teaching,
and from him I first learned of a plot
. of that order to assasinate Mr. Lin
coln. He told me that the plot was
first laid in 1861. I went at once to
Washington, and in a conference with
Mr. Lincoln warned him of what I had
learned. He told me that he was al
ready informed of the matter by Mr.
Simuel F. B. Morse, the telegraph in
ventor, who had heard it by chance
while in Rome. Mr. Morse was not a
Catholic. - - - -
"About a year afterward I convert
ed another Jesuit priest, who had ab
solutely no knowledge of any other
convert, and by him I was told the
same story. I again went to Wash
ington and warned the president.
After the assassination, while I was in
San Francisco, another Jesuit priest
gave me, for a third time, Identically
the same account of the plot In the
order against the president. While I
was seeking information in regard to
the crime I met the Rev. F.'A. Con
well, of Chicago, who related the fol
lowing: "Ninety miles northwest of St. Paj.il,
Minn., is the little village of St.
JnRpnh settled hv Roman Catholics.
and with a college for the education
of priests. On the 14th of April, 1865,
at 6 o'clock in the afternoon, two men
drove up to the village hotel; one was
the Rev. F. A. Conwell, chaplain of
the first Minnesota regiment and the
other was Horace P. Bennett, of St.
Cloud about ten miles eastward.
While Mr. Bennett was attending to
the horse in the barn the landlord, J.
H. Linneman ,who has charge of the
friary, and was purveyor for the
priests, told Chaplain Conwell that
President Lincoln and Secretary Sew
ard were assassinated. And when
Mr. Bennett returned from the barn to
the tavern the landlord reiterated the
ttatement to both his guests.
"This was not later than 6:30 p. m.,
and the assassination of Lincoln did
aot occur till about 10 p. m. Allow
ing for the difference in time between
SC Joseph and Washington the news
reached St Joseph least two hours
before It occurred.
"The two men make affidavit of the
taet, aworn to September 6, and Octo
ber 18, 1S83. Landlord Linneman,
jttmror for the priests, refuses to
swear, bet r.iakes a written 1v!a:a
non, O'Uler JO. A. 4-u y .s.-,:h.I.
saying that he told Coi.wd! and Mr.
iiennett that lie had h.-ar., this rumor
i:i his store from po;i!e who came in
and out: but h i annul rvmember
from whom." "J hut lnpst f memory
pioliabiy saved the laiiiimi i 3 life. The
I'liesu of t. Joseph wee conirant
of the plot to assassinate Lincoln
"Without a single exception the con
ciliators Wire Roman Catholics. It
is tiue t'jat Alzeroth. Payne and Har
old afk"d for Protectant ministers
wiit-n tl'ey were to be nuns;, but they
had been cons' ! red Catholics till
then. John WlUes P.oo'.h was a
proselyte to Cai;!i.i,;Kin, and so were
AUeroih, Payne and IlaroM. Hut
I. ad tleir fa. a": cotfessois appeared
with taem oi: ''te staflold that would
liuve opened i'.-.c lyes of the American
people to ciea:i st-e that the assassin
ation of Lincoln and Seward were
planned and executed l:y J' suit p.irs'.s.
The murderers were instructed to con
ceal their religion. Such is the doc
trine of the Catholic church. St.
" 'It is often more to the glory of
God and the pood of our neighbor to
conceal our religious faith, as when
we live among heretics we can more
easily do them gnt.il lu that way; or
if by declaring our religion, we cause
some disturbance or deaths, or even
wratn of the tyrant.' Llguorl
Theologia. ii. 3J
"Dr. Mudd. at whose place Booth
stopped in his flight, was a Catholic
and so was Garrett, in whose barn
Booth was killed.
"After the murder Father C'.iniquy
went to Washington ia; disguise. He
found that the iullueuce of Rome at
the capital was almost supreme. The
only statesman who dared to face the
nefarious influence of Rome was Gen.
Baker. But several other statesmen
confessed that without doubt the Jes
uits were at the bottom of the plot;
and sometime this would appear so
clearly in evidence before the mili
tary tribunal that It was feared it
could not be kept from the public. Mrs
Surratt was a Catholic, and her house
was the common rendezvous of the
"Booth, the assassin himself, was
confirmed in this very city of Balti
more. He was but the tool of the
Jesuits. He was taught by them that
the pope had called Jeff Davis his
dear son, and had taken the southern
confederacy under his protection. He
was taught that Lincoln was an apos
tate, that he had been baptized In the
Catholic religion, had rebelled against
it and broken bis oath of allegiance to
the pope. He was taught that it was
his religious duty to slay this infa
mous enemy of his church.
"Compare other murders known to
have been plotted and executed by
Jesuits with this one and you will
find that they resemble each other as
one drop of water resembles another.
Compare the last hours of the Jesuit,
Ravaillac, the assassin of Henry IV.,
who absolutely refused to repent.
though suffering the most horrible
tortures on the rack, with Booth, who,
with an unset broken leg, the bone al
most puncturing the flesh, writes in
his daily memorandum: 'I can never
repent, though we hated to kill. Our
country owed all its troubles to him
(Lincoln), and God simply made me
the instrument of his punishment.'
"I found that the influence of Rome
was almost supreme in Washington.
Several of the government men with
whom I conversed told me that they
had not the least, drtubt that the Jesu
its were at the bottom of the crime.
They were afraid to let the crime
come out lest the priests should be
Implicated, and In the event of their
executfon they knew that riots, blood,
fire and devastations must follow, and
these the country, in its then divided
state could not sustain."
Evading Real Issues.
The weakness of the case of those
who are vigorously opposing the im
migration restriction bill is shown
by their persistent refusal to meet
fairly and squarely the real and es
sential issue involved in the proposal
of an educational test for new arrivals
The protest of the German societies
of Chicago and of the league recently
organized in New York, as well as
the arguments advanced in congress
by such men as Senator Caffrey, deal
with but one aspect of the problem.
They harp upon the obvious and ad
mitted fact that illiteracy is not al
ways and necessarily a sign of vi
clousness and Incapacity, and indulge
in irrelevant emotional appeals to
principles which no friend of the edu
cational test dreams of surrendering.
That immigration has done much
for the development of the country is
not quest'oned by any sane man.
That it can and will do still more is
equally beyond dispute. That an edu
cational test if applied a hundred or
even fifty years ago, would have
barred out thousands of worthy, use
ful and desirable citizens, to the great
detriment of the country, is also
readily and cheerfully conceded. Why,
then, urge considerations that have
absolutely no bearing upon the ques
tion we are called upon to settle here
What is this essential question?
Simply this, whether or not the coun
try needs a rest from the work of ab
sorption and assimilation Imposed by
a practically unrestricted immigra
tion. Today we only exclude paupers,
criminals, diseased persons and con
tract laborers. If we need no further
restriction in the interest of the
American standard of wages and liv
ing, the educational test is indeed un
necessary and improper; but those
who admit that present restrictive
measures are inadequate are bound to
supply a better and fairer test than
that of ability to read and write, a
test so perfect as to exclude all un
worthy applicants and admit all
worthy ones. The champions of the
Immigration bill recognize that here
and there injustice would result, but
they most emphatically deny that any
great number of desirable Immigrants
would be shut out or that the law
would stop immigration. Are not the
labor organizations better authorities
on the need of further restriction than
the societies now fighting the Lodge
bill? Chicago Evening Post.
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The foilaivinaj are the rtevlaratliris of
i in. J.j. l by the National Coun
cil ? Ih. A. 1. A. ai l"f Ju.mi. a.
"l.o ali to true ArtierirailtMii. vhleh
lorn. neither hiilli. jilave, r. e. crtt'.l.
nor jiartv. la lln first r nuiremetit nr
ui. niu. r.nip in the American 1'rotevtive
"The American Protective Aatiat on
la rut a Hillti-al party, an.l due n-it em
tio! the xltiiciil atliiiatuma of In mem
!!; lull It t rallies I In 111 In lie u.t Mia )'
a-tive in tt.e 0 1 xi ! i ife of tli-ir m.1hi.-..I
.Iui.i-s in or out of pari)' lun-a. I. .-can e
it l.-Hevea that all roli.vnia cnnfri mom
our people wHI In- boiui.t mill. I ly a con-.-iMitii;,i
disihaise f the duties of citl-iti-ii.liti
Uy every iiiiltv ittu.il.
"Wlole toli runt of nil i-teetls. It holla
that suMe Hon aul support In ntiv po lil-
Jal power not controlle.1 l Am net it ot
Uimis. unit vhuli i l.nn.K e.i'ial It not
jKieuter Miveieiynty than Hie . ertuneiit
i uf llm l lllteil Hat. I Ii r eolli llahle
'vvilii Atneriiaii cili.onosi. ll In. there-
toe oppuriej tu the hulilli k of offices In
pliiie or national kovi miu.i mi hv any
Mii'.ii t or supporter of such ecclesiastical
He uphold the i onj.tiIull.oi of the
rnitoil Stuiea of America an. I no porlton
of It none man us j; ii-r.uuee of rellg o.i
lioerly. but we hold thla rei.glous liocrtjr
tn ho Mlatal.teril 1o tile iliit.viiloal, atni
not to mean thai under it prote, turn any
tin-Am. ! u an ei c-b'siastli al power mi:
i-l.oin any absolute control oxer the eilu
ration of' children, kiokiuk ui under Ihe
alais uuJ stripes.
"We i-oiisuler the non-secturian free
public school the bulwark of AiiH-rl'ati
institutions, the bent l'liu-e for the edu
cation of American children. To keep
them such, we protest ng Oust the em
ployment of subjects, of any un-Ainerl-cait
ecclesiastical power as oftlcer or
teachers of our imhtic schools.
"We condemn the support out of the
public treasury by direct appropriation
or by contract of any sectarian school,
reformatory or oilier inslituiion imt own
ed and controlled by public authority.
"Hclievinft that exemption from taxa
tion is equivalent to a grant of public
funds, we demand that no real or person
al property be exempt Irom taxation, ihe
tilie in which is not vested in the nitioi.al
or state Kovernnients, or in any of llnslr
"We piotesl iiRalnst the enlistment in
the t'niied Slates army, navy, or the
militia of any slate, of any person not an
actual citlxen of the fluted Stales.
"We demand for the protection of our
citizen mooter Hie prohibition of the Im
portation of pauper labor, and the re
striction of all Immigration to persons
who cannot show their abilllv and honest
intention to become helf-supportlng Amer.
"We demand the chansre of the naturat
thorlzlnij the naturalization of minor,
without a previous declaration of Inten
tion, and by providing that no alien aliu.ll
be naturalized or permitted tu vole In
any state In the union who cannot speaK
the language of the land., and who can
not prove seven years' consecutive resl
uence In this country from the date of
his declaration of intention. ,
"We protest against the gross negli
gence and laxity with which the Judici
ary of our hind administer the present
naturalization laws, and auainst the
practice of naturalizing aliens at the ex
pense of committees or candidates as
the most prolific source of the present
prostitution of American citizenship to
the basest use.
'We demand that hospital, asylum,
reformatories, or other Institutions In
which people are under restraint, be at
all times subject to public Inspection,
whether they are maintained by the pub
lic or by private corporations or Individ
uals. "We demand that all national or state
legislation affecting financial, commer
cial or Industrial Interests be general in
character and In no Instance In favor of
any one section of the country, or any
one class of the peale."
1. The constitutions of princes are not
superior, but subordinate to ecclesiasti
2. The laws of the emperor cannot dis
solve the ecclesiastical or cannon laws.
3. It is not lawful for an emperor to
exact anything opposed to the apostolic
4. It is not lawful for king to usurp
the thing that belong to priests.
5. No custom of anyone can thwart the
statutes of the popes.
6. Let no resistance be offered to the
apostolic tcannnn) precepts, but let them
be salutlferlously fulfilled.
7. The yoke Imposed by the holy see 1
to be borne, though It appear Intolerable
8. The Pontlit can neither be loosed nor
bound by the secular power.
8. That the Pontiff was called Coil by
the pious Prince Constantino, and that
a God he cannot be Judged as man.
10. That as God he is far above the
reach of all human law and Judgment.
11. That all laws contrary to the can
ons and decrees of the Homan prelates
are of no force.
12. That all of the ordinance of the
Pope are unhesitatingly to be obeyed.
IS. We ought not even to speak to one
whom the Pope has ex-communicated.
14. Priests are fathers and masters,
even of prince.
15. The civil law ts derived from man,
but the ecclesiastical or canon law Is de
rived directly from God. by which the
Pontiff can. In connection with his pre
lates, make constitutions for the whole
Christian world, In matters spiritual, con
cerning the salvation of souls, and the
right government of the church; and If
necessary judge and dispose of all the
temporal goods of all Christians.
lti. A heretic, holding or teaching false
doctrine eonrerninir the sacraments. I
excommunicated and degraded, and hand
ed over to the secullar court.
17. Secular princes unwilling to swear
to defend the church against heretics
are excommunicated, and they are laid
under an Interdict.
18. The goods of herttcs are to be con
fiscated and applied to the church.
19. Advocates or notaries, favoring
heretics, or their defenders, or pleading
for them In law suits, or writing docu
ments for them, are Infamous and sus
pended from oftlce.
20. The secular power, whether perma
nent or temporary, are bound to swear
that they will extrmlimte, according to
their power, all heretics condemned by
the church; and a lemporal lor I not purg
ing his land of heretics, is excommuni
cated. 21. Those signed with the cross for the
extermination of heretics, relolce In the
privilege granted to the crusaders for the
help of the holy land.
22. They are absolved from all obliga
tions who are In anywise bound to here
tic 23' Whoever dies In battle against the
unbelieving, merits the kingdom of heav-
"24. We do not esteem tWbse homicides
to whom It may have happened In their
zeal for their mother church against the
excommunicated, to kill some of them.
25. The Catholic princes are bound,
both by civil and common law. not to
receive or tolerate heretics, and much
more are not to permit their rites, or
other exercise of their religion, or rather,
their false sect, but are most solemnly
bound everywhere, to repel and expel
them. , , .
26. The following temporal punish
ments are to be enforced on heretics: 1st
Infamy, and the consequent disqualifi
cations for all civil acts. 2nd Intestabili
ty, as well active as passive (that Is,
they can neither make nor will Inherit
what Is left to them by others. 3rd Loss
of parental power over children. 4th
Loss of dowry, and other privileges
granted to women. 5th Confiscation of
all good. 6th That vassals and slaves
and others are from all, even sworn
obligations due to thelp lord, or another.
7th Capital corporal punishment, es
pecially death, and perpetual Imprison-
"jLThe canon law forbids all tolera-
' 2sl" That metropolitans and bishops ar
to ex-communicate him who grants lib
erty of conscience.
29. No oath l to be kept toward here
tic princes, lords or others.
50. Heretic are to be deprived of all
Civil and paternal rights.
51. The Pope can absolve from all
32, Every bishop Is ordinary Judge In a
cause of heresy. The reason Is because
the bishop can ex-ofhclo, and ought to
extirpate heretic, and Inflict upon them
the due punishments. nd to this are
bound on psln of deposition. Besides are
the Inquisitors especially deputed by the
tMtntntlc see f'verv b!hop In hl dbve
U thought to be, and tn reality la. a
naliil.il iiiiiiis i.i. ilileiuhy l.oi n wul
liorl. as t.i hive ih smie power with
tlu siirj.l) iiienli.iiied n 4 cause of
t.!. In everv pr.iml rv oath although
aNolu!ely Liken, tiieie are certain cmi
illtkm t.iclM i.telei ;,.!. allium!. t which
aie: lt 1 r i ui. I'n l I v tlie hkIiI
and aiithii 11 y of a uperioi , 3id When
Ihe out li n;m,... the honor of the apos
tolic tn be illicit.
;il. 'I hat Hie t.i iiuil of Trotif (the last
and gre.it 111 1 ti r 1 1 v of K uiiei. Ue.-ree
and i-utrtiiiituK tn.it the sucred cations
:iii'l all Koii-idl oiiiiictW. il.-.i the ,it !ir
iipostnllc en.i. tments ir.snt',1 in fHor of
e, cloiast i. al per.ins of e. , le-.i,i'.l lea I
liberty, ami iKdim.' Hs tlobitois, all of
wMch by 1MN pi-eli ileerie It leiit-Wa,
and uiiij-t be e.., ily ,.!,.,-! vcl by ull.
LXTftKMK OATH UK TIIK JKSflT.
t, . lit til ttte ir"ie"ce of Al
mighty t;,. ti, ,;h VI. Kin il.uy. thu
blessed Mic'i.iel the Aleli.im.el. Hie Id -sued
6t Juliii Hie r..'ptlt. the holy Apoo
Ii a St Peter and Si 1'iul and the tuinti
and Sacre I llut f heaven, and to you.
my ghostly father, the superior general
of the wm ich ,,1 J. m.s, fumle I In 8 1 lit
U 1111 lis l.,.,,l,i in Hie p-, 111 1. .ill, in of
Paul the 'I hud, 11 11. 1 continued to till
present, do. by the womb ol the virgin,
the matrix of lied, utid the rod of Jcbii
t'brlst ilecl.ne and swear that Ills l.oll
se. fie pope, is Christ's vlee-gerent.
and Is the true and miiy head uf iti.9
Catholic or m l. eri-.il i buieti throughout
Ihe eatth; and thai by vlttue of ihe ke a
of binding 111,, I I,., ,-111' given to lit holi
ness by my Saviour, Jesus Christ, he
hath power to depone heretical kings,
princes, states, ci.iiiiiioiiwe;illhs and gov
ernment, all li.-nm illegal without bis
sacred conlli iiiiitluii, and they may be
safely destroyed. Therefore, to the ut
most of my power. ! will defend this
doctrine and his holiness' right and cus
tom against all usurper of the heretical
or Protestant authority whatsoever, es
pecially the Lutheran church of t.er
inany, II, ill. in, I. lienninrk. Sweden and
Norway, and the now pretended authori
ties and churches of Knglaiid and Scot
land, and branches of the same now es
tablished lu Ireland, and on the conti
nent of Anietica, and elsewhere, and all
adherents In regard that they he 11 irped
and heretical, opposing the sacied church
"I do now denounce and disown any al
legiance as due to anv heretical king,
prince or stale named Protest. int or Lib
eral or obedience 10 any of their laws.
magistrates or olllrers.
I do further declare that the doctrine
of the churches of Kngland and Scot lard,
of the Ciilvinisis, HiiKuenols and others
of the nurne of Protestant or I. literals to
be damnable, and they themselves to be
damned who will not forsake the same.
'I do further declare Unit I will he, 11,
assist and advise all or any of his holi
ness' agents. In any place wherever I
shall be. In Switzerland, Germany, Hol
land, Denmark. Sweden, Norway, Kng
land, Iceland or America, or tn any other
kingdom or tetritnry. I shall come 10, and
do my utmost to extirpate the heietlcal
Protestant or Liberal doctrine, and to
destroy all their ptetended powers. Ieg.il
'I do further promise and dee ae that.
notwithstanding 1 am dispensed with to
assume any religion heretical for the
propagation of the mother church's In
terest, to keep secret and private all
her agents' councils from time to time,
as they entrust me. and not to divulge.
directly or Indirectly, by word, writing
or circumstance whatever, but to exe
cute all that shall be proposed, given In
charge, or discovered unto me. by you
or my ghostly father, or any of his sac
'I do further promise and declare that
I will have no opinion or will of my own
or any menial reservation whatsoever,
even a a corpse or cadaver (perlmle ao
cadaver), but will unhesitatingly obey
each and every command that I may re
ceive from my superior In the mllltla of
the pope and of Jesus Christ.
"That I will go to any part of the
world whithersoever I may be sent, to
the frozen regions of the north, tho burn
ing sand of the desert of Africa, or the
plngles of India, to the centers of civili
zation of L'urope, or to the wild haunts
of the barbarous savages of America,
without murmuring or repining and will
be submissive In all things whatsoever,
communicated to me.
'I do furthermore promise nd declare
thnt I will, when opportunity presents,
make and wage relentless war, secretely
or openly, against all heretic. Protest
ants and Liberals as I am directed to do.
to extirpate them from the face of the
whole earth, anil thnt I will neut
er age. sex or condition, and that I will
hang, burn, waste, boll, flay, st. angle and
burn alive these Infamous heretics; rip
up the stomach and wombs of their wo
men and crush their Infants' head
against the walls In order to annihilate
their execrable race. That when the
same cannot be done openly, I will e-
cretly use the poisonous cup. the strang
ulating cord, the steal of the poinard. or
the leaden bullet, regardless of the tank,
dignity or authority of the person or per
sons, whatever may be their condition In
life, either public or private, as 1 at any
time may be directed so 10 do ny any
agent of the pope or superior of the
brotherhood of the holy father, of the
society of Jesus.
In confirmation of which I hereby oen
cate my life, my soul and all corporal
powers, and with this dagger which I
now receive. I will subscribe my name,
written In mv blood. In testimony there
of; and should I prove false or weaken In
my determination, may my brethern and
fellow soldier of the militia or the pope
ent n(T mv hand and mv feet, and my
throat from ear to car. my belly opened
and sulphur burned therein, with all ths
punishment that can be Inflicted upon
me on earth and my soul be tortuied by
demons in an eternal hell forever.
All of which I do swear
by the blessed trinity, and blessed sacta
rrient which I am now to receive, to per
form, and on my part to keep Inviolably;
and do rail all the heavenly and gloriou
host of heaven to witness these, my real
Intention, to keep thl my oath.
In testimony hereor 1 rase mis most
bolv and blessed sacrament of the eu-
charlst. and witness the same further.
with mv name written witn me point 01
this dagger, dipped in my own blood, and
seal In the face of this holy convent.
He receives the wafer from the super
ior and writ his name with the point of
his daecer. dipped In his own blood, tak
en from over the heart.
t - .nr,iinni nt the riniv Ro
man church, do promise and swear that,
from this time to the end of my life I
will be faithful and obedient unto St.
Peter, the holy apostolic Roman church,
and our most holy lord, the pope of
rm. nH hla aiieressor. canonicallv
and lawfully elected; that I will give no
advice, consent or assistance aKnnmi mo
pontifical majesty and person: mat 1 win
i,,ln,lv .nH aiivloerilv tn their
Injury or disgrace, make public the coun
cils entrusted to me by themselves, or by
messengers or letters: aiso mm 1 win
1 . n m nr.,, aaafalnnee In retalnlnflr.
Kive 1111-iii " u ...
defending and recovering the Roman
papacv and the regalia 01 rcier, witn an
my might and endeavor, so far as the
rights and privileges of my order will
.11 i, ana will defend them A?atnt all
their honor and state, and I will direct
and defend, with due form and honor, tho
legates and nunclous 01 tne aposionc
1. , v. inrritnrioa rhnrrhe mona.-
see, 111 in" .r. ..v. .v .-, v .
terles and other benefices committed to
my keeping; ana l win coraiany co-operate
with them and treat them with
1 . their iamlnr. abldlna-f and re
turning, and that 1 will resist unto blood
all persons wnaisoever won onii nirutri
anything against them. That I will by
every way and by every means strive to
- lament o It (t u ,1 ' nTlr' thai
rights, honor, privileges, the authority
Of the MOiy rvonian uisiiop, uui iuiu 100
nope and hts before mentioned succes-
4 iv.i n , n linfnvar time anvlhlntf
shall be decided to their prejudice, which
Is out 01 mv power to ninuer, as soon as
I shall know that any steps or measure
have been taken In the matter. I will
make It known to the same, our lord
or hi successor, or some other person
by whose means It may be brought to
their knowledge. That I will keep and
carry out and cause others to keep and
carry out the rule of the holy father,
the decrees, ordinances, dispensation,
reservations, provisions, apostolic man
dates and eoniltutlona of the Holy
Father Sextu. of hnppy memory, as to
visiting the thresholds of the apotta at
certain f-reerl,1 times, see id ng ts
lh ten.ir ,.r iht which I lav- just iraj
llir.ujth lh.u 1 will .-k out an I ..p
e. prosecute and tiht 10, mil c.n.tu
peiaeeuiurum et itiipugiiatu i 111. aga nt
heietl. s or . h -111 !! w in ne.. our
loi.l. the pop uf it-one. and li s befoie
nieiitb.iied so, ,-i.i . mil nn, ma
nil every pusaitiie eft in."
tfujiiauiiei ilivu .-nl to the pope.
insimp $ oath.
elect of the
- "i" '". rr.1111 bene, r n ., 1 J wl'l
be faithful an. ni.e.l.,-i,i .. si IMer th.
Apostle and 1, (,. i,,y l;,,,,,-,,! ,h,r. ii,
and to ..111 bud. ti e li.) .i.,-e ,l L .111,..
and to bis ai.i c mit, caniini, emei
ing. 1 will neither a. ivl, e. ciiiin-iii i,..r 1I1
mi IhllnS It.. it II, ev may l ie ill or liii-iii-lier.
or that their -ia"ll llial lie ,e ...)
"f bandi to ai,wi.e 1,1,1 up. hi in. i ,.r
iiiiv 111 'in i.-. uiii ri ,: 1',,-ui t,ii,.r nv
pretence! Wl,.lt-..ei, 1 '1 ,,,u, ...ri ,,
wlui-li they kliail ii truM in by ttiein-
Se.Vl-S. lIlCll II t -M 1. kCl S ,, i..,-iv , ,,i
Hot knowingly r.-ieil t utiv. It their
litem, ll, e. I .11 he p them to ,i. f n l an I
ke.,ji the K.ini.iii jaia -y and Un- to altl
of SI. Peier uk hum nil men. l b rt
K'lte of the npiiMnlic sea. g -lim mi l 1 otii
li'n'. I will bun , 1 -ably In si and help 111
111- ll.H-est,.. I 11 . I UIUS. hnl, ill S privi
leges and authority or the Holy Human
chinch of our lord, the pope, mil In
ul.ii eniid mn mii , 1 w ill vndc.tior 10
ine.ene, defend, m, tease uiid advum e.
I will not be III any cmimed, action or
treats-, in which shall be pioited aguitist
our said bud and Itoinmi 1 hutch, mn.
Hung to the hurt or prejudice uf their
persons, right, honor. Mate or power,
uiid. If I shall know any audi thing la
be. treated or agitated by anv wliuti.u
ever. I will hinder It to my titm.in, and
aa soon as 1 cm, I will signify It to our
lord. 'I lie ordinance 11 ml tuuridate of the
pope, 1 will oh.-ei hi wiih nil my might
and cause to be observed by ottiers.
'Heretics, si'hisiinitica an, I lebels to our
said lord or his successors, I will to my
utmost peisei-tiie mid oppose.
"Heretics, si-lum.itici et lehellea eld-
em liomlho nosiro vnl sticcessuribun pi
du lls pro posse perseuuar el op.iusnabo."
I will come to a council when 1 am
culled, 1 will visit the threshold of the
THE FENIAN'S OATH.
"I swear by almighty God. by all In
heaven and earth, by the holy prayer
book of my holy church, by Ilia blessed
Virgin Mary mullier of God, by her sor
row and grief at the cms, by her tears
and wailltigs, by the holy apostles St.
Peter and Paul, by the glorious apostle
of Ireland St. Patrick by the blessed
and holy church of all ages, by the holy
national martyrs, to tight upoli the liisil
soli, to fight for the Independence of 1 -
land to light until 1 die, wuillng In the
red gore of thx Sassenach I Protestant)
for the glorious cause of nalliiiiabty ; to
light until not a single vestige, truck or
footstep, Is left to tell that the holy soli
of Ireland was ever trodden by the Sass
enach tyrants and murderers; and, more
over, when the Protestant robber anl
brutes In Ireland shall be murdered ami
driven Into the sea like the swlue our
Lord Jesus Christ mused to be drowned,
then we shalt embark for, and take Kng
land, and root out every vestige of l,
accursed blood of the heretic adulterer,
Henry VIII.. and nosses ourselves of the
beasts who have so long kept our Island
of saints Old Ireland In the chain of
bondage, driven us from her shore, ex
iles Into foreign land. 1 will wade in th
blood of Orangemen and heretics iPro
testantsl who do not Join Us an I become
Scotland too. having given aid and st:o-i-ur
to the beast, we i-hall live In h -r gore.
We shall not give up until we have re
stored our holy faith all over the lir,t ah
To all of thl I Blncerely and consclen
tously swear with my eye blinded, not
knowing who to me udminlsters ml. oath.
apostles every ihtee years aim give an
account of our lord of ail my pastoral
olllce and of the things belonging to my
diocese, to the discipline ot my cle.gy
and people. I will In like manner humbly
receive and diligently execute tne apost
olic commands. If I am detained by a
lawful Impediment. I will perfoi m the
aforesaid by a member of my inapt er or
a priest of my diocese, fully instrin ted In
all things above mentioned. Tne posses
sions belonging to my table, I will neither
sell nor otherwise alienate without con
sulting the nun, an pomm M, ,ie me
God and these holy gospel of God."
Sent to the Romish M.uiugcr.
now In the presence of
1 11 , ll"T HI III": " "
Aln.il... il,d l,Uu.u,l VI, win Marv
the blessed Michael the Archangel, the
blessed St. John the llaptlst. Hi Holy
Apostles St. Peter and St. Paul and the
Saints end the Sacred Hosts ot Heaven,
and to you, my lord, I do declare from
u., ,, l.,.., ntuntul r,.vri-a I lull
iiij iivrnii, nini'i", -
that the pope Is Christ's vicar-general
and Is the true and only head of the uni
versal cnurcn inrougnoui me wici, aim
1 t..i.,u ..r Uevd i,f liiiidtnir
liini, M'y vnin.- v - j ' .
and loosing given to his ho.lness by Jesus
r,i..i, 1. u., ...... , iIuihiii heelleal
. mist ii.- unn .- - -
kings, princes, slates, eommonwia tnsand
governments, all lieing illegal wiinuui. ma
sacred continuation, and that they may
sareiv ne destroyed. imri'iiiir, n ma
utmost of my power. I will defend thl
doctrine and his holiness' rights i.nl cus
toms against all usurpers of the Pn. ten
ant authority whatsoever, especially
against the now pretended author. ty and
,.u....a. i.. l.'..uln.l urt,l nil adherents, in
regard that they be usurpal and heretical,
. .. .. I ...... ..r ,K.. . h.nll
opposing tne s.tcreo imnuci m i ...,....
"1 do denounce and disown any allegi
ance a due to any Protestant king,
pi hu e or slate or obedience to any of
their Inferior ofllcers. 1 do further de
clare the doctrine of the church of Kng
land, of the Calvanlsts. Huguenots and
other Proleslanls. to be damnable nnd
those to be damned who will not for
sake the same.
"1 do further declare that I will help,
assist and advise all or any of his holi
ness' agents In any place wherever I
shall be, and to do my utmost to extir
pate the Protestant doctrine and to oe
troy all their pretended power, regal or
otherwise. I do further promise and de
clare that, notwithstanding 1 may be per
mitted by dispensation to assume any
heretical religion Protestant denomina
tions! for the propagation of the mother
church's Interest, to keep secret and pri
vate all her agents' counsels as they en
trust me. and not to divulge, directly or
Indirectly, by owrd. writing or circum
stances whatsoever, but to execute all
which shall be proposed, given In charge
or discovered unto me by you, my most
reverend lord and bishop.
"All of which I. do waILy
the blessed Trinity and blessed Sacra-
aPnd SocaU on all U.e Heavenfy at.a Glorl
ous Host of Heaven to wiiuess mjr
Intentions to keep this my oath.
'In testimony whereof I take this most
holy and blessed Sacrament of the turh
arlst. and witness the same further with
my consecrated hand, in the presence or
my holy bishop and all the priests who
assist him In my ordinailon to the priest
hood." OATH OF THE CLAN-N A-GAEL.
The folllowlng Is the oath taken by the
members of that famous Romish Catho
lic society: ,
"I (name in full) do solemnly swear In
the presence of Almighty God, that I will
labor while life I left In me to establish
and defend a republican furrn of govern
ment in Ireland; thnt I will keep secret
the names and everything connected wlih
the Irish brotherhood from all not en
titled to know such secret; that I will
obev and comply with the constitution
and laws of the same, that I will pre
serve the funds of this order for the
cause of Irish revolution alone, as speci
fied tn the constitution: that I will deem
It my special duty and mission to pro
mote and foster sentiments of the union.
Lewtheriv love, .nationality, among all
It-i.h T'tnke this obligation without ny
mental reservation, holding the same for
ever binding upon me. and that any vio
lation thereof, or desertion of my duty to
the brotherhood Is Infamous, and merits
the severest punishment, so help me
GThls oath the candidate t abjured to
keep at the hnsnrd of his life. It was
printed tn the Chicago Inter Oceanarid
ws sworn to be correct at the Cronln
trial It was reported by said paper No
vember 17. 194. Priest and bishops aot
as chsp'iaJaa for thl holy (?) order.
i'ARIS, Jan. 21 I'urlnc the Aebttm
In the Chamber of Deputies today em
the e.t'.iii.tu of the department at
public Wot ship M. Iterant deQOuao4
the daug ts of clericalism."
The premier, M Mellne, declaf4
there was t,i ground fur such fer
CuuttmPiit;. he denied thu government
was compose,! of clerical, or that at
was under P'.tit'llclal direction, adilef
thnt the so-called clerical peril IH
iiiiv put fut;itl to divert atteutloew
fmm the swiiiist and revolutionary
Kx-Mlnltdcr Oohlct Ihen. moved Ua
sepuratr.n of the church and itataV,
V l.! P was ,.. -rented by .e 9 to 192 Vote,
r'eveia! inrinlx r denounced the lnte
fe riicei f I '1 , f U ilild Zaildoi kna la
l.,e l-Xerltanv affair, whereupon JaV
Mei'an! r. piled that If Ihe chief rabM
h.til ru-icii Impff pcrly he could be
prlve.J of lils salary.
M le Many culled attention to tM
prnpnganila of Idisllsh and Germu
paster in varliniR part of France, 4e
niiiincliig them amid applause M
"Vple" and a being a veritable peril
to the existence 'if the fatherland."
Til estimate were then adopted.
M. Ptilrlct moved the denunciation
of ihe coufomnt (or understanding bo
twen the French government and tko
Vatican). The motion wai defeatof
by a vote of 816 to 171.
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Tr-ee f aellltlea ran only rie offered by the
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