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M. Claude Janet, Deschamps, Opus cit. xciii.



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war party are always members of the intellectual party, but not
vice versa. The war party thus know what is being plotted.
But the other party, concealed as common Freemasons amongst the
simpletons of the lodges, cover both sections from danger. If the
war party succeed, the peace party go forward and seize upon
the offices of state and the reins of power. Their men go to the
hustings, make speeches that suit, are written up in the press,
which, all the world over, is under Masonic influence. They are
cried up by the adroit managers of mobs. They become the
deputies, the ministers, the Talleyrands, the Fouches, the
Gambettas, the Ferrys ; and of coui'se they make the war party
generals, admirals, and officers of the army, the navy, and
the police. If the war party fails, the intellectual party, who
close their lodges during the combat, appear afterwards as
partisans, if possible, of the conquering party, or if they cannot
be that, they silently conspire. They manage to get some
friends into power. They agitate. They, in either case, come to
the assistance of the defeated war party. They extenuate the
faults, while condemning the heedless rashness of ill-advised,
good-natured, though too ardent, young men. They cry for
mercy. They move the popular compassion. In time, they free
the culprits, and thus prepare for new commotions.

All Freemasonry has been long thus adapted, to enable the
intellectual party to assist the war party in distress. It must
be remembered that every Carbonaro is in reality a Freemason.
He is taught the passes and can manipulate the members of the
craft. Now, at the very threshold of the admission of a member
to Freemasonry, the Master of the Lodge, the "Venerable," thus
solemnly addresses him :

"Masons," says he, "are obliged to assist each other by every
means, when occasion offers. Freemasons ought not mix them-
selves up in conspiracies ; but if you come to know that a
Freemason is engaged in any enterprise of the kind, and
has fallen a victim to his imprudence, you ought to have com-
passion upon his misfortune, and the Masonic bond makes it a



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duty for you, to use all your influence and the influence of your
friends, in order to diminish the rigour of punishment in his
favour."

From this it will be seen, with what astute care Masonry
prepares its dupes from the very beginning, to subserve the
purposes of the universal Revolution. Under plea of compassion
for a brother in distress, albeit through his supposed imprudence,
the Mason's duty is to make use not only of all his own
influence, but also " of the influence of his friends," to either
deliver him altogether from the consequences of what is called
'^ his misfortune," or " to diminish the rigour of his punishment."

Masonry, even in its most innocent form, is a criminal
association. It is criminal in its oaths, which are at best rash ;
and it is criminal in promising obedience to unknown commands
coming from hidden superiors. It always, therefore, sympathises
with crime. It hates punishment of any repressive kind, and
does what it can to destroy the death penalty even for murder.
In revolution, its common practice is to open gaols, and let
felons free upon society. When it cannot do this, it raises in
their behalf a mock sympathy. Hence we have Victor Hugo
pleading with every Government in Europe in favour of
revolutionists ; we have the French Republic liberating the
Communists ; and there is a motion before the French Parliament
to repeal the laws against the party of dynamite — the Interna-
tionalists, whose aim is the destruction of every species of
religion, law, order and property, and the establishment of
absolute Socialism. With ourselves, there is not a revolu-
tionary movement created, that we do not find at the same time
an intellectual party apparently disconnected with it, often found
condemning it, but in reality supporting it indirectly, but
zealously. The Odgers and others of the Trades Union, for
instance, will murder and burn ; but it is the Bradlaughs, and
men theorising in Parliament if they can, or on the platform
if they cannot, who sustain that very party of action. They
secretly sustain what in public they strongly reprobate, and if



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necessary disown and denounce. This is a point worthy of
deep consideration, and shows more than anything else, the
ability and astuteness with which the whole organization has
been planned.

Again, we must remember, that while the heads of the
party of action are well aware of the course being taken by the
intellectual party, it does not follow that the intellectual party
know the movements of the party of action, or even the
individuals, at least so far as the rank and file are concerned.
It therefore can happen in this country, that Freemasons or
others who are in communication only with the Supreme Council
on the Continent, get instructions to pursue one line of conduct,
and that the war party for deep reasons get instructions to
oppose them. This serves, while preventing the possibility of
exposure, to enable the work of the Infidel Propaganda to be
better done. It is the deeply hidden Chief and his Council that
concoct and direct all. They wield a power with which, as is
well known, the dii^lomacy of every nation in the world must
count. There are men either of this Council, or in the first line
of its service, whom it will never permit to be molested.
Weishaupt, Nuhius^ Mazzini, Piccolo Tigre, De Witt, Misley,
Garibaldi, Number One, Hartmann, may have been arrested,
banished, etc., but they never found the prison that could contain
them long, nor the country that would dare deliver them up for
crime against law or even life. It is determined by the
Supreme Directory that at any cost, the men of their first lines
shall not suffer ; and from the beginning they have found
means to enforce that determination against all the crowned
heads of Europe. Now, you must be curious to know who
succeeded to the Chieftaincy of this formidable conspiracy when
Nubius passed away. It was one well known to you, at least by
fame. It was no other than the late Lord Palmerston.



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XVI r.

Lord PalmerstOxY.

The bjire announcement of this fact will, no doubt, cause
as much surprise to many here to-night as it certainly did to
myself when it became first known to me. I could with difficulty
believe that the late Lord Palmerston, knew the veritable secret
of Freemasonry, and that for the greater part of his career he
was the real master, the successor of Nubius, the Grand Patriai'ch
of the Illuminati, and as such, the Ruler of all the secret societies
in the world. I knew, of course, that as a Statesman, the
distinguished nobleman had dealings of a very close character
with Mazzini, Cavour, Napoleon II L, Garibaldi, Kossuth, and
the other leading revolutionary spirits of Europe in his day; but I
never for a moment suspected that he went so far as to accept
the supreme direction of the whole dark and complex machinery
of organized Atheism, or sacrificed the welfare of the great
country he was supposed to serve so ably and so well, to the
designs of the terrible secret conclave whose acts and tendencies
were so well known to him. But the mass of evidence collected by
Father Deschamps and others,^ to prove Lord Palmerston's com-
plicity with the worst designs of Atheism against Christianity and
monarchy — not even excepting the monarchy of England — is so
weighty, clear, and conclusive, that it is impossible to refuse it
credence. Father Deschamps brings forward in proof, the
testimony of Henry Misley, one of the foremost Revolutionists

^ M. Eckert (opus ce7.),\vas a Saxon lawyer of immense erudition, who devoted
his life to imravel the mysteries of secret societies, and who published several
documents of great value upon their action. He has been of opinion that " the
interior order " not only now but always existed and governed the exterior mass of
Masonry, and its cognate and subject secret societies. He says : — " Masonry
being a universal association is governed by one only chief called a Patriarch.
The title of Grand Master of the Order is not the exclusive privilege of a family
or of a nation. Scotland, England, France, and Germany have in their time had
the honour to give the order its supreme chief. It appears that Lord Palmerstou
is clothed to-day (Eckert wrote in Lord Palmerston's time) with the dignity of
Patriarch.

" At the side of the Patriarch are found two committees, the one legislative
and the other executive. These committees, composed of delegates of the Grand



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of the period, when Palmerston reigned over the secret Islam of
the sects, and other no less important testimonies. These I
would wish, if time permitted, to give at length. But the whole
history, unhappily, of Lord Palmerston proves them. In 1809,
when but 23 years of age, we find him War Minister in the
Cabinet of the Duke of Portland. He remained in this office
until 1828, during the successive administrations of Mr. Percival,
the Earl of Liverpool, Mr. Canning, Lord Goderick, and the
Duke of Wellington. He left his party — the Conservative —
when the last-named Premier insisted upon accepting the
resignation of Mr. Huskisson. In 1830, he accepted the position
of Foreign Secretary in the Whig Ministry of Earl Grey. Up
to this period he must have been well hiformed in the policy of
England. He saw Napoleon in the fulness of youth, and he saw

Orients (mother national lodges), alone know the Patriarch, and are alone in relation
with him.

" All the revolutions of modern times prove that the order is divided into two
distinct parties — the one pacific the other warlike.

" The first employs only intellectual means — that is to say, speech and writing.

" It brings the authorities or the persons whose destruction it has resolved
upon to succmnb or to mutual destruction.

" It seeks for the profit of the order all the places in the State, in the Church
(Protestant), and in the Universities ; in one word, all the positions of influence.

" It seduces the masses and dominates over public opinion by means of the
press and of associations.

" Its Directory bears the name of the Grand Orient and it closes its lodges (I
will say why presently) the moment the warlike division causes the masses which
they have won over to secret societies to descend into the street.

"At the moment when the pacific di\'ision has pushed its works sufficiently
far that a violent attack has chances of success, then, at a time not far distant,
when men's passions are infiamed ; when authority is sufficiently weakened ; or
when the important posts are occupied by traitors, the warlike division will
receive orders to employ all its activity.

" The Directory of the belligerent division is called the Firmament.

"From the moment they come to ai-med attacks, and that the belligerent
division has taken the reins, the lodges of the pacific division are closed. These
tactics again denote all the I'lises of the order.

" In effect, they thus prevent the order being accused of co-operating in the
revolt.

" Moreover, the members of the belligerent division, as high dignitaries, form
part of the pacific division, but not reciprocally, as the existence of that division is
unknown to the great part of the members of the other fhvision — the first can fall
back on the second in case of want of success. The brethren of the pacific division
are eager to protect by all tiie means in their power the brethren of the belligerent
division, representing them as patriots too ardent, who have permitted tliemselves
to be carried away by the cm-rent in defiance of the prescriptions of order and
prudence.''



LORD PALMERSTON. 93

his fall. He knew and approved of the measures taken after
that event by the advisers of George IV., for the conservation
of legitimate interests in Europe, and for the preservation to the
Pope of the Papal States. The balance of power, as formed by the
Congress of Vienna, was considered by the wisest and most
patriotic English statesmen, the best safeguard for British
interests and influence on the Continent. While it existed the
multitude of small States in Italy and Germany could be always
so manipulated by British diplomacy, as eifectually to prevent
that complete isolation which England feels to-day so keenly,
and which may prove so disastrous within a short period to her
best interests. If this sound policy has been since changed, it
is entirely owing to Palmerston, who appears, after leaving the
ranks of the Tories, to have thrown himself absolutely into the
hands of that Liberalistic Freemasonry, which, at the period,
began to show its power in France and in Europe generally. On
his accession to the Foreign Office in 1830, he found the Cabinet
freed from the influence of George IV., and from Conservative
traditions ; and he at once threw the whole weight of his energy,
position, and influence to cause his government to side with the
Masonic programme for revolutionizing Europe. With his aid,
the sectaries were able to disturb Spain, Portugal, Naples, the
States of the Church, and the minor States of Italy. The cry
for a constitutional Government received his support in every
State of Europe, great and small. The Pope's temporal
authority, and every Catholic interest, were assailed. England,
indeed, remained quiet. Her people were fascinated by that fact.
Trade interests being served by the distractions of other States,
and religious bigotry gratified at seeing the Pope, and every
Catholic country harassed, they all gave a willing, even a hearty
support to the policy of Palmerston. They little knew that it
was dictated, not by devotion to their interests, but in obedience
to a hidden power of which Palmerston had become the dupe and
the tool, and which permitted them to glory in their own quiet,
only to gain their assistance, and, on a future day, to compass



94 WAR OF ANTICHRIST WITH THE CHURCH.

with greater certainty their ruin. Freemasonry, as we have
already seen, creates many "figure-head" Grand Masters, from the
princes of reigning houses, and the foremost statesmen of nations,
to whom, however, it only shows a small part of its real
secrets. Palmerston was an exception to this rule. He was
admitted into the very recesses of the sect. He was made its
Monarch, and as such ruled with a real, sway over its
realms of darkness. By this confidence he was flattered, cajoled,
and finally entangled beyond the hope of extrication in the
meshes of the sectaries. He was a noble, without a hope of
issue, or of a near heir to his title and estates. He therefore
preferred the designs of the Atheistic conspiracy he governed, to
the interests of the country which employed him, and he
sacrificed England to the projects of Masonry. As he advanced
in years he appears to have grown more infatuated with his work.
In 1837, in or about the time when Nubius was carried off
by poison, Mazzini, who most probably caused that Chief to
disappear, and who became the leader of the party of action, fixed
his permanent abode in London. With him came also several
counsellors of the " Grand Patriarch," and from that day forward
the liberty of Palmerston to move England in any direction,
except in the interest of the secret conspiracy, passed away for
ever. Immediately, plans were elaborated destined to move the
programme of Weishaupt another step towards its ultimate
completion.^ These were, by the aid of well-planned Revolutions,
to create one immense Empire from the small German States, in

1 In page 340, of his work on Jews, &c., already quoted, M. G. Demousseaiix
reproduces an article from the Political Blueter, of Munich, in 1862, in which is
pointed out the existence in Germany in Italy, and in London, of directing-lodges
unknown to the mass of Masons, and in which Jews are in the majority. " At
London, where is foimd the home of the revolution under the Grand Master.
Palmerston, there exists two Jewish lodges which never permit Christians to pass
their threshold. It is there that all the threads and all the elements of the
revolution are reunited which are hatched in the Christian lodges." Fiuther,
M. Demousseaux cites the opinion (p. 368) of a Protestant statesman in the
service of a great German Power, who wrote to him in December, 1865, " at the
outbreak of the revolution of 1845 I found myself in relation with a Jew who by
vanity betrayed the secret of the secret societies to which he was associated, and
who informed me eight or ten days in advance, of all the revolutions which were



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the centre of Europe, under the house of Brandenburg ; next to
weaken Austrian dominion ; then to annihihite the temporal
sovereignty of the Pope, by the formation of a United
Kingdom of Italy under the provisional government of the house
of Savoy; and lastly, to form of the discontented Polish,
Hungarian, and Slavonian populations, an independent kingdom
between Austria and Kussia.

After an interval during which these plans were hatched,
Palmerston returned to office in 1846, and then the influence of
England was seen at work, in the many revolutions which broke
out in Europe within eighteen months afterwards. If these
partly failed, they eventuated at least in giving a Masonic Euler
to France in the person of the Carbonaro, Louis Napoleon. With
him Palmerston instantly joined the fortunes of England, and
with him he plotted for the realization of his Masonic
ideas to the very end of his career. Now here comes a most
important event, proving beyond question the determination of
Palmerston to sacrifice his country to the designs of the sect he
ruled. The Conservative feeling in England shrank from
acknowledging I-ouis Napoleon or approving of his coup d'etat.
The country began to grow afraid of revolutionists, crowned or"
uncrowned. This feeling was shared by the Sovereign, by the
Cabinet, and by the Parliament, so far that Lord Derby was able
to move a vote of censure on the Government, because of the
foreign policy of Lord Palmerston. For Palmerston, confiding in
the secret strength he wielded, and which was not without its
influence in England herself, threw every consideration of loyalty,
duty, and honour overboard, and without consulting his Queen
or his colleagues, he sent, as Foreign Secretary, the recognition of

to break out upon every point of Europe. I owe to him the iminovable con-
viction tliat all these grand movements of 'oppressed people' &c., &c., are
managed by a half-a-dozen individuals who give their advice to the secret societies
of the entire of Europe."

Henry Misley, a great authority also, wrote to Pere Deschamps, "I know the
world a little, and I know that in all that ' grand future ' which is being pre-
pared, there are not more than fom' or five persons who hold the cards. A great
niunber think they hold them, but they deceive themselves."



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England to Louis Napoleon. He committed England to the
Empire, and the other nations of Europe had to follow suit.

On this point, Chambers's Encyclopaedia, Art. " Palmerston,''
has the following notice : — "In December, 1852, the public was
startled at the news that Palmerston was no longer a member
of the Eussell Cabinet. He had expressed his approbation of the
coup d'etat of Louis Napoleon (gave England's official acknow-
ledgment of the perpetration) without consulting either the
Premier or the Queen ; and as explanations were refused, Her
Majesty exercised her constitutional right of dismissing her
minister." Palmerston had also audaciously interpolated
despatches signed by the Queen. He acted in fact as he pleased.
He had the agents of his dark realm in almost every Masonic
lodge in England. The Press at home and abroad, under
Masonic influences, applauded his policy. The sect so acted that
his measures were productive of immediate success. His manner,
his bonhomie^ his very vices fascinated the multitude. He
won the confidence of the trading classes, and held the Conser-
vatives at bay. Dismissed by the Sovereign, he soon returned
into power her master, and from that day to the day of his death
ruled England and the world in the interests of the Atheistic
Kevolution, of which he thought himself the master spirit.'

1 INIr. F. Hugh O'DonneU, the able M.P. for Dimgarvan, contributed to the
pages of the Dublin Freeman s Journal a most useful and interesting paper which
showed on his part a careful study of the works of Monsgr. Segm* and other
continental authorities on Freemasonry, In this, he says, regarding his own
recollections of contemporary events : — " It is now many years since I heard from
my lamented master and friend, the Rev. Sir Christopher Bellew, of the Society
of Jesus, these impressive words. Speaking of the tireless machinations and
ubiquitous influence of Lord Palmerston against the temporal independence of
the Popes, Sir Christopher Bellew said : —

" Lord Palmerston is much more than a hostile statesman. He woidd never
have such influence on the Continent if he were only an English Cabinet ]\Iinister.
But he is a Freemason and one of the highest and greatest of Freemasons. It is
he who sends what is called the Patriarchal Voice through the lodges of Em-ope.
And to obtain that rank he must have given the most extreme proofs of his
insatiable hatred to the Catholic Church."

"Another illustration of the manner in which European events are moved by
hidden currents was given me by the late Major-General Burnaby, M.P., a quiet
and amiable soldier, who, though to all appearance one of the most miobtrusive
of men, was employed in some of the most delicate and important work of
British policy in the East. General Burnaby was commissioned to obtain and



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In a few moments we shall see the truth of this when con-
sidermg the political action of the sect he led, but first it will be
necessary to glance at what the Church and Christianity
generally had to suffer in his day by the —

XVIIL

War of the Intellectual Party.
During what may be called the reign of Palmerston, the
war of the intellectual party against Christianity, intensified in
the dark counsels of the Alta Vendita, became accentuated and
general throughout Europe. It chiefly lay in the propagandism
of immorality, luxury, and naturalism amongst all classes of
society, and then in the spread of Atheistic and revolutionary
ideas. During the time of Palmerston's influence not one iota of
the advices of the Alta Vendita was permitted to be wasted.
Wherever, therefore, it was possible to advance the programme
mapped out in the " Permanent Instruction," in the letter of
Piccolo Tigre^ and in the advices of Vindex, that was done with
effect. We see, therefore, France, Italy, Germany, Spain,
America, and the rest of the world, deluged with immoral
novels, immodest prints, pictures, and statues, and every
legislature invited to legalise a system of prostitution, under

preserve the names and addresses of all the Italian members of the foreign legion
enlisted for the British service in the Crimean War. This was in 1855 and 1856.
After the war these men, mostly reckless and unscrupulous characters — "fearful
scoimdrels " General Burnaby called them — dispersed to their native provinces,
but the clue to find them again was in General Bm-naby's hands, and when a
couple of years later Cavoirr and Palmerston, in conjimction with the Masonic
lodges, considered the moment opportune to let loose the Italian Revolution, the
list of the Italian foreign legion was commmiicated to the Sardinian Government
and was placed in the hands of the Garibaldiau Directory, who at once sought
out most of the men. In this way several hmidreds of " fearful scoundrels,"
who had learned military skill and discipline under the British flag, were supplied
to Garibaldi to form the corps of his celebrated " Army of Emancipation " in
the two Sicilies and the Roman States. While the British chplomatists at Turin
and Naples carried on, under cover of their character as envoys, the dangerous
portion of the Carbonarist conspii^acy, the taxpayers of Great Britain contributed
iu this manner to raise and train an army destined to confiscate the possessions of
the Religious Orders and the Church in Italy, and, in its remoter operation, to
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