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I i I BLADE1al9cui20gev 2 DO UNTO OTHERS AS YOU WOULD HAVE THEM DO UNTO YOUCONFUCIUS 0IVDItIn THE WORLD IS MY COUNTRY TO DO GOOD MY RELIGIONTOM PAINE AN HONEST GOD IS THE NOBLEST WORK OF MANINGERSOLL EDITED BYA HEATHEN IN THE INTEREST OF GOOD MORALS PUBLISHED WEEKLY 100 A YEAR IN ADVANCE jLVOL X NO 40 LEXINGTON KY SUNDAY ANUARY 5 E M 302 X100 A YEAR BLADEffII u u n 250 advanceIsorlptlon 150 MAKE AIL drafts and Express ordors payable to the BLUE KyIwithout paying all arrears THAT DATE on printed address tab Is the time of expiration of your sub Bcrlptlon iWHEN you address advise this giving old as woll as new address iiWHBK you send your subuorlptton say hetal ct nl ea eulr- eoriber i Orates of publication r East Third Street at the Post oflloa at Boxing ton Ky aa Second Class Mall Address all commnnlcatlons to BLUE GRASS BLADE P O BOX 393 Lexington Kentucky yearInClub Rates and Sample Copies The BUADH will be sent for cents a year each for any order for VI VK or more Bainplo copies will ba sent free AGENTS FOR THE BLADE Anybody can be an Agent for the Blade by sending two cents each for ten papers or more- ADVERTISING IN THE BLADE Rowells Newspaper Directory says + 4 4 4 b + F44 Nf4 + + + 4 4 4 5368 4 4 Average Weeekly Circulation + 4 for + 4 BLUE GRASS bLADE 4 4 Lexington Ky 4 4 Tho leading weekly In the 4 4 State 1ubllahed lu the heart + + of the Blue Clraas Region Cir 4 4 culutea lu every State In the 4 4 Union and In some foreign 4 4 countries 4 4 Reaches a liberal class of 4 4 buyers Advertising rates and + 4 sample copies on application 4 4 4 444444444 + 4 4 + 4 4 My terms are 1000 an Inch a year paid lu advauco regardless of the number of Inches and for nothing less than a year CHARLES 0 MOORE THE DAMNED STUFF CALLED ALCOHOL believe that alcohol to a certain degree demoralizes those who make It those who sell It and those who drink It believe from the time It Issues from the tolled and poisonous worm of the distillery until it empties Into the hell of crime death and dishonor It demoralizes everybody that touches- It do not believe that anybody can contemplate the subject without be coming prejudiced against this liquid you have to do Is to think of the wrecks upon either bank of this stream of deathof the suicides of Insanity of the poverty of the Ignorance of the distress of the little children tugging at the faded dresses of weeping and despairing wives asking for bread of the men of genius It has wrecked of the millions who have struggled with Imaginary serpents produced by this devilish And when you think of the Jails of the almshouses of the prisons and of the scaffolds upon either bank do n ot wonder that every thoughtful man Is prejudiced against the damned stuff called alcohol i MOIEKt S INQERIOLU 1 NOTICE OF ELECTION y r Of Officers of the National Liberal Leagne The Executive Committee of the Na tional Liberal League have decided that all registered members shall have a voice In the election of Its ofllcluls for the coming year Those not In attendance at the Con press on January 2Cth and 27th may vote by letter for President Vice Pres ident Secretary and Treasurer Your ballots should be sent to the Secretary W F Jamieson West ern Ave Cincinnati Ohio at once and not later than January 21st They should be sent In sealed envel opes As the temporary officials wish to avoid all appearance and possibil ity of slatemaking the envelopes taining the ballots will not be opened until after nominations are made In convention and the counting begins After the third ballot If no choice Is made the ballots representing the absent membership will be dropped and the decision left with the members present In convention Any absent member who aspires to office may announce his candidacy through the Secretary who will place his name before the convention All candidates are free to make public announcement of the same and all alike are entitled to a list of the names and addresses of the registered will be no Clnmlttceon Nom inations All nomina ons wilt be made tsttfto In sending your v tes to the Secre tary omit all other writing on the slip on which you register your vote Write only on one side of the slip Thus Your Name Address For President For Vice President For Secretary For Treasurer By order of the Executive Committee T J BOWLES Pres J B WILSON Vice Pres MORGAN WAMSLEY Treat W F TAlII SON Secy REV DR BEATTIES SERMON A scholarly Kentuckian who is a patron of the Blade sends me for criticism a sermon of Rev Beattie of Louisville cut from the Courler Jour nal It Is a discussion of evolution and especially ns to whether matter has existed eternally or was created by God Rev Beattie taking the po sition that all matter was created by God as wo would naturally expect from his profession Of course It naturally occurs to us to then to ask Rev Beatty what was God doing all the time or all the eternity before he erected matter and what made God finally conclude to create matter Of course he cannot glvo an in telligent answer to this question Mow matter could have hall a be ginning or how It could exist not having lied a beginning Is simply an unthinkable proposition cud to dug matize about It Is simply Irrational and when Dr Beattle thus dogmi tlws about It ami from such a dogma deduced the Influence that the Bible and the Christian religion are true and their lives sumptously and lux uriously without labor by teaching that that religion Is true and unprej udlced and competent thinkers will conclude that Dr Beattles wish is farther to the thought Dr Beattie says that such anceluts as Democrltus and Epicurus and such moderns as Spencer and Haeckel all thought matter to have existed eter nally These are the highest author ities in the world on the subject and Dr Beattle Is no authority on that subject and with nothing more than a local reputation on any subject and the chances largely favor the supposition that those great scientists are right about It and that Dr Beattie is wrong MIKE MLAUGHLIN SUiCIDES Lexington has had another shocking suicide usual he was a Christian lIlt He had been a leader In Lexington politics His name was Michael McLaughlin He belonged to the most orthodox of all the churches Catholic the old mother of all of these Protestant upstartsand body ever heard of any doubt of the truth of the Christian religion hav ing ever been In Mike McLaughlin mind never personnaly knew him The papers all say he was a very pop ular man and nevr heard of anythng against hIm and I am sorry for his friends but I think Mike is better off dead than alive just as any dead man or dead horse for that matter Is better off than any living man Solomon said a living dog Is better than a dead lion but It was because Sot was a fool Any dead dog in the world Is better off than Rosy or Ed die No7 and any dead dog Is jus as well off as dead McKinley and Czolgosz Is just as well off as dead McKinley or a dead dog Mike McLaughlin cut his throa- with a razor It was his own throat and his own razor and I suppose he thought he had a right to do it and may be he did have a right At any rate I am not going to blame him Mike was burled with all the rites of the Catholic church and bu vied In holy ground While Christian England was under the control of the Catholics and un til recently while It was under the ciiatrol of the Protestants the Chris tians would have burled Mike In two cross roads and have driven a stake through his body They wont do tat now Its because under infidel influence even Christianity is being gradually civilized Intend to keep throwing Ill Jonahs whale did It to the Chris tians thatpreached all over the country tint Ingersolls defense ot right of suicide Was making suicides and ask how It happens thato Christians suicide from Ingevsoliajirgiiui6ht and uiiiuunriHnrtrT Preach cmthat subject some of you and Unite hie to hear you Nixie too smart INCONSISTENT MR ANARCHIST In Discontent Anarchist organ of December lu talking about the An archist colony at Home Wash we have tho following Wo welcome people of all shades of opinion here provided they do not wish to dictate to their neighbors This Is our type of Anarchylocal self government Those who are inclined to boss or to insist on conformity to their ideas had best stay away as they will find no congeniality here- had been understanding from An archist papers that they were a peculiar people who didnt want any government In thelrn and yet here we Hud that they not only have a government but a dogmatic one In which they lay down their laws and warn other people not to come there unless the other people agree with their anarchic views and If were to move to this Home sweet Home and start a paper called the AuntyAn myvletvsmen and women would p q let me know that their views on the free press question didnt embrace the Idea of allowing people to express anti anarchistic Ideas In print In their town would come off mighty well If got away with my scalp In tho place where the wool ought to grow If those Route Anarchists had dls covered some new Juan Fernandes lexander Selkirk Robinson Crusoe land that nobody had ever seen be fore and hall built their Horne and established their paper Discontent on that island dont know that the bal awe of us would have had any right to kick about but to come Into this land where the people have al ready established their laws and government and demand the right to start another government right in the midst of ours and start a Chinese ex clusion law that applies to everybody that does not believe In Anarchy re quires a cheep that we cannot expect to find anywhere except on a govern ment mule and an Anarchist If Discontent limited Itself to tating to Its neighbors It would not be so Intolerable but to presume to dictate to the balance of us some thousands of miles away Is just too utterly too too A feller with a saw log In his own eye can see a mote In another fellers eye The 50 Cents Club Plan for the Blade I am trying to arrange to materially Increase the amunt of type set in the Blade fall to print numerous matters of great Interest because cannot set typo enough Please help me on the cent club plan Send me 50 cents each for the Blade for one year for five or mor papersIf send the money any time and have not the names to send them to the money will be put to your cre din and I will send the papers jua as you get the names dating the ginning of the subscription at the time the palter first sent Il IIIJll J 1 J 415 Four one five I Klckln and alive Stretchin big and tall h Flaln enough to all truesCockadoodledoo- the first day of the New Year the membership of the National Lib eralLeague registered 415 This Is a falling off from the registry of last nionth but no doubt this was due to the general distraction of the holiday that the shopping and visit ing and vuiiil rs ad fights and drunks and general hoorah are all descendedtInto the grave for three touChed the Trophic of Capricorn and his Lordship has begun to rise out of the grave of Winterlet us too daystgrow our work enkindle new enthusiasm for the cause we love so well Now let every one register Num bers give Inspiration Companionship awakens Interest and enthusiasm In unlqn there Is strength There Is nothing io depressing to those who give their time gratuitously to the cause as Indifference of the laity If we can afford to do this you can afford to give us the Influence of your presence and companionship Let us get close to eiich other Let us know each other Let ius feel the Inspiration which de votjbn to our great cause enkindles Never at any time in the history of cur country have the clergy put forfa such united efforts as now If th i4can do it they will make a rellg ton despotism of this country They iteere4it theye11 W win organized opposition They will have God and Christ in the Constitu tion before ten years If we do not look out And once established there in this country will soon be so Chris tianized that Free Speech and Free Press will be Freedom only In name The Pope is calling for a union of Christendom The clergy everywhere are more friendly to Catholic domi nation than to Freb Speech cham pioned by Liberalism Socialism and reform of all kind are regarded as An archistic The lines are going to be drawn tight on our press There has been a mysterious law lately put into force In Cincinnati and suppose In other cities suppressing a certain class of periodicalsby refusing them the usual pound rates The first action taken was against some religious and business periodi cals which heretofore have been ad mltted as secondclass matter As seen in report of this in the newspapers these periodicals have been refused secondclass rates be cause they are not of general literary and educative Interest Note the above reason and observe Its latitude which may be stretched to cover all reform patters Who is to determine on the educative and literary Interest of this and other ra pers of Its kind If the Appeal to Reason should happen to be offensive to the literary tastes of some half witted clerk up at Washington stop it must We must keep a wary eye on these tools of the clergy They are fighting hard and urging effective organization The clergy of Cincinnati lately assem bled and organized committees to make housetohouse canvass of the whole city In order to bring people Into the church Such activity everywhere compels us to an activity ve have never before put forth What are we doing Let us wake up Some of you do not appreciate the influence of your names In the organizationIt thing for a man to speak out and be known as a Liberal It shows courage and character Every outspoken Freethinker is a nucleus of obscure little mining town of Capllnger Mills Missouri Its little band of workers and contributors have made it a famous place In the Liberal geography When we think of Los Angeles and Whittier we think of Plottseand other noble workers there Like wise every name soil every place obscure marked hastmade himself known Though we have never met these WI J r N Liberals and may never meet and mingle with them their Influence felt because they are a part of the great body of reform When we know each other we warm to each other and grow together in purpose and re now and seek salvation The salvation of Free Speech depends upon each one of you Individually Be a Liberal of Importance or be none at an We must organize You observe our present growth and bright pros pects Honor us and honor your selves by becoming a charter member- In another column you will read our official notice of election of offi cers You will see that It Is a fair open chance for allno wire pulling no selfishnessno shenanIgan We will draft a constitution as plain di rect and well defined We want this to be the peoples organization To make it powerful and effective we must have numbers We must have 10000 members An organization of a few hundred can only make a bluff at doing things Members and money Is what counts The more members the cheaper for all The less will we have to ask for Jo make the chips fly for the next three weeks Send In your name Send others with It Get up clubs Some of you have been putting this off Limber your lazy laggard soup Come bea pioneer of the new Liberal Party Its future possibilities depend upon youupon each one of you Indi you come to pass from this existence let each one of you be able to say that you left no duty undone that you left your name and contrite uted your mite to the onward cause that you kept step in the ranks and that you leave this as a heritage to your children and to the ages Register Register Send name and address to W T JamJesoh Sec retary Western Ave Jlnclnnatl Ohior r S J B WILSON Vice Pres N LL THE ADEPT ON THE 4 The Adept says of Itself that It Is devoted to the Astrology Evolu tion and Monism- I dont know what Monism Is and dont want to know Evolution is our nfide Darwins racket and Astrology Is a scheme byl which you can look up Into the stars among all of those snakes and beats and billy goats and rams and things and tell whats coming Im not onto It and dont know about itwIsh did Id make 400000000 speculating on wheat and make the Blade the most popular newspaper in the world Thats all it needs the simoleons The Adept Is a nice clean mag azine and Is published at 417 Fifth street S Minneapolis Minn It talks about the Buffalo rumous among the heathens and gives all the particulars about and the officers named In the N LL and does not do that for the other gang It closes Its editorial thusly- A new Liberal organization Is essary as there has been a great ad vance In Free Thought since the American Secular Union was organ ized We hope that a society of permanent and respectable nature will be formedone that will be a credit to both science and good morals While science teaches mankind to be liberal toward all who differ It also leads us to be conservative in morality Let every Free Thinker attend the Congress who can We are nearing a great polltlcan and religious crisis from which a new de parture will be taken along the line of pure science Shake brother Thats what I think better than If had said It myself You remember old Bagby in Dickens that always made his old girl tell what he thought- If the work of the N L is oing to be to try to make us all bet ter am for It I need It But If It dont do this I would rather have the money that It takes to run It given o the Blue Grass Blade Yes I would Best Beloved A LITERARY GEM The lecture recently delivered by Dr J B Wilson before the Ohio Lib eral Society on the causes of anarchy Is one of the latest and brightest gems In current literature It goes to the very root of the matter In contro very and shows beyond the possibility of doubt the dangers that lie In the spirit of discontent which is the main cause of Anarchy In It the Doctor distinguishes between philosophical and revolutionary anarchy He classes the latter as a most dangerous being He goes to his home and shows from whence he sprang He deals with the subject In all Its phases This lecture Is in type and will be published In pamphlet form It is well worth reading and it should be In the hands of every thinking man and woman Tho price will be ten cents for a sin gle copy and twelve copies for one dollars Send your orders In now tc the office of the Blade 11v ROUGH ON RATS The New Infidel Paper Started By George Washington McCormick t My old and highly esteemed friend GV McCormick has Issued from tl Home Street Cincinnati Ohio an Infidel paper the name of which Is The Rational Reflex of the Realm of Rea son and TruthThat Is to say thats the main part of the name though there Is a good deal more mixed up In Its head that Is perhaps to be convsidered only Incidentally a part of the name and to be used In the 4tbofJuly editions and other high days and holi McCormick says when he Is writing as all sensible editors do and does not have to print the whole name of his paper every time he tells what It says else the main part of the par per uld be taken up with Its name if he tallied about himself as much as he does and as WilshIre and Willie Jenny Bryan and do He seems to have felt the Inconven ience of his elongated name and ab breviates It to Rational Reflex ihen he has occasion to use It would suggest that he still further abbreviate It to Rat Ref and then turn it hind part before and call It Rough on Rats and the he will have a good and catchy name in per feet harmony with the genius of the editorI thought as an editor there were two distincitons that had a leadpipe cinch on and that could not be taken away from me but even these are to be snatched from ma leaving me like Cardinal Wolsey des iolate in mine old age j 1Th9je ware eaitismanicifcii but Wilshire has beaKm me In the FJr first and now here comes McCormlck and walks off with my laurels for the latter and like Othello my occupa tion Is gone You may say of McCormick as of myself that he Is a little out of kltt3riabout the head but at heart he IsetS sound as the best pippin In the bar relIHis paper Is only 35 cents a yeariand has reading In It until you a rest He also has some kind of an organization the membership fee of which Is cents If he had been an extortioner he would have made it cents There la some kind of freemasonry about the organization and not being In it dont know about it and might be dumped over Niagara falls lute the Masons did Morgan if I did know about It and told about it but its some kind of a wheelwlthlna wheel business like we read about in Isaiah and Jeremiah and Daniel and Revelations and think Is Intended to work Inside the National Liberal League and Bro McCormick Is going to hold his meeting in conjunction with the N L L at Cincinnati on Jan uary 26 Bro McCormick anent the N L L deposes tausly Persons who wish to act be live move do or think on better Ideals than confront us and surround us will sim ply and absolutely have to get a move on themselves and dropping their old scales shells claws wrappings and toggery really step Into a new realm or circle or stay just where they are In contusion and babbling chaos Now for a conclusion to all this Ive got this to say Dr J Wilson Dr T J Bowles Mrs Josephine K Henry and Moore and many more have got ten up a start for a new century ciety and whilst do not know the present ro tern or organizing Presi dent of Muncie Ind do know per saucily the other three and the whole World never had more true effective or able Workers in the field of ad vance and advancing thought and rear son than they or either of them and they have gone to Buffalo to pick up the little handful of survivors of the dead and defunct A M S U and F forget me not of F SAME OLD METHODIST RACKET In Cleveland Ohio A E Stelmo Lequesne choirmaster In the Wade Park M E Church has been arrested for the common Methodist weakness for a beautiful fifteenyearold girl named Agnes Chambers who was a member of the Sunday school of that church and a singer In the choIr The account of It In the Cincinnati Enquirer of December 17 begins thus ly This court proposes to stand be tween innocent fifteenyearold girls and middleaged debauchers said Po lice Judge Kennedy sternly when the case against A E Stelmo Lequesne charged with criminal assault was called today t 14 tRl J It JI BLUE GRASS BLADE HIS AGGIDENGY SHOWS THE ASS EARS THROUGH THE LIONS SKIN The Little Tin Jesus Shows the Anl mus of the Jew Original If there wore nothing else in the world that ought ovorlnstlngly to damn Anarchy It would lie and ougul to bo the fnct that It put Rooster hY1pochrlsIs making anarchists and nlleallycxIStlnrIIrohablllt ventilate Rosys with a big pistol before his Imperial Istlc reign of four years Is over Roosevelt Is today the most market Instance of a religious hypocrite In the United States He Is a true and con slstent disciple of Jesus Christ C claimed to be a King and thats whal Rosy wants to be There wns some excuse for believing In monarchy tho days of because nobody had ever then heard of a republic hut there is no excuse for Rosy puttinp on any such airs as that In this coun try where C and his Ideas ol things are back numbers and Q will have to go way back and sit down When J went to argue a cities tlon he did It with a big oxwhip thai he had made out of Kentucky hemp rope and he kicked over all the mono tables and pled all tho mlssionar boxes scandalously When Rosy wanted to argue a fines tlon with General Miles he waited nn til ho got Miles into his own private resilience known as the White House and when Rosy was surround ed by his friends and retainers am when Miles knew that to dare utter a word of resentment was to send him to the penitentiary then Rosy walkei up to Miles and shook his fist in Mile faces and Insulted him as would not Insult a nigger who had stolen my ho and as nobody hilt a coward would In suit any man To show my Infidel faith by mr works have swallowed more Instill from Christian hypocrites than any man who ever lived In Kentucky am there aro many good men and gool women who would have respected nv more if had killed some of these men but If Miles hall given Rosy a slap that would liavo knocked nlf dude spectacles and about a pint his famous teeth Into an indiscrlmi nato medley and then announced him self a candidate for the next pros dency of the United States the Dim Grass Blade would have champions his cause If Edelle No7 over in England who struts around In a crown and a lot womens petticoats with ermine or them dragging on the ground hall In Buckingham Palace shaken his fist In tho face of one of the highest offl cers Jn the British army because that tIert b CIltlqJse tho ndmlnlr tratiiietho Yanks would have rearcu up on their IjJnd legs and pawed tlv all and howled about the Insolence of the effete monarchies ot Europe and yet here is a fellow whose only fame was that of a bronco buster ami whose only military achievement was to follow a gang of niggers up a hill and from a safe distance watch them clean out a gang of murderous Chris tian Spaniards and this jackleg poll tlcian who has gotten to be President because an Anarchist killed McKlnley Is piling on a lot of agony and airs that would make Eddy No7 blush tu mention In hili presence Yes wo aro In a helj of a fix to be blowing ourselves before these bloatel monarchists about the beauties of our republican government know that Rooevelt to male him self solid with tho Christians had called Tom Paine a filthy little Athe ist hut I was willing to forgive hUll for that when he hall the manhood as mistakenly thought to Invite the negro Booker T Washington to dim with him and said so out bold and plain in my paper but when Rooster pelter saw he had probably done an unpopular thing he was afraid to had out and he straddled by saying that It was only by accident that he enter tained Booker T but that If it wore all to be done over again ho would do it again simply trying to carry water on both shoulders and catch the votes both of those who wore for and those who wcro against the Booker T epi sodeI writing this on Christmas night after having dono some rough farm work today and a nero man eighty years old has today called be Mars Charlies in wishing me the happiness of the season and that Is a sample of the way stand among negroes who know me and I am their friend but I ten you my friends of tho colored per suasion that Teddys episode with Booker was simply a scheme to catch the nero vote and he would see Booker and every other nigger In the world In hell If Teddy thought that was tho way to elect him Religion and whisky are just alike a little of either of them on the dead quiet when a man is evidently asham ed of It may not hurt very much but when you find a man blowing himself on the great amount of religion or of whisky that he can hold you have found a man that you had better guard against Koosterpelter was made President of the United States by tho Anal chists common decency and common sense and common justice would have suggested that excepting extraordi nary cases he should have carried out tho policy of his principal But no sooner Is Rooster In office than ho br gins to advertise himself all over till United States just like one of these spiritrapping doctors to fix himself up for tho next presidency and ono of those advertisements of himself represents him and his son walking to church with their eyes cast down in exactly that samo hypocritical all that every cartoonist of Puritan hy pocrisy has given to that gang that unfortunately made It safe across tho ocean to Plymouth Rock I reckon have less regard for military honor than any other man In tho United tnteBIt1 the last of pen time and Jt dont want ntH of It In mine and dont know any more than a fool what all this racket has been about among these his seafighting men but ancestors and my son have hen rol dlcrs and never thought any less ol them for It hut If do ever make nil my mind to go a soldiering either as chaplain or lighter am not going under Miles until he gets a stick anil wears Rosys hide until It wont hoM corn shucks WILSHiRES MAG Wllshlros Magazine for January 1002 comes to mo from Toronto Can ada Wilshlre having been run out the United States by BIer Madden tho postoltlce department On lookin- gUUItll1Hnf T calfL cJliYJfrerM- adllNl should have done this thus unloss It was simply because bo was Madden a March hare Brer Wilshlre prints ono of my funniest editorials In full from the Blue Grass Blade gives It proper cral It and dont say a single mean tiling about It Any man who con do that a good man Its an editorial In which said thought had a leadpipe cinch on ego tlsm until Wilshlre come to tho front Wilshlros Magazine Is printed tho Interest of Socialism and of all the publications In the world It dos most to show that Socialists are n gang of Haits and hypocrites The slogan of the Socialist Is that Its aI crime to own a whole lot of money and that a man cant own a mlllloi dollars without having stolen some it Carnegie the Infidel has glen away more money and all for gooil purposes none to churches than any man who over lived The more money Carncglo gives away the more tho so clalists abuse him Wilshlre Is saiei to no worth 1000 000 never made a dollar of It In nl life daddy gave It to him Carnegie made all his money by steel not steal dont know whe ther old Wilshlre made his by steel or steal and there Is not a Socialist In till world Including the boy wh cares n damn how he made It and they think Its all right for a man to havi his millions if he uses It for Socialism and the skybuster says Its all right for a man to have his millions If he uses It for skybusters and In that case thnt thing about the camel get ting a noodle In his eye dont count If there Is any Socialist In the United States who says he would not heat Rockyfeller out of every lasi rock he has If he could get a chance to do It say that man Is an Inferna liar Wilshlre blows himself about till barrels of money hes got and tell1 how he lives in the Queens hotel and a lot of yaps fill np his paper IIr blowing him because hes got the simolcons and the sycophantic ami obsequious Socialist gets down on his marrow hones and says his prayers to Wilshlre and his dollars just llkf any otner man in the world except me worships the God Almighty elol lar and the only reason dont do Is because I have found out ihnt dorrtrrla any good In my But tho thing that gives mo thai tired feeling Is reading from a gang of poor halfstarved Socialist devils who rre eternally blasting us rich ICopl who have the shads and then blowing In tliolr hardearned dollars on Millionaire Wilshlre am among the richest men in Ken tucky hut It dont male a fool of ma Here are James R Keene and L V Harkness and J B Haggln and Charles Chllton Moore all living right hero together neighbors In Dog Fen nel with an aggregate of 11000 acres of land and an aggregate of over 000000 and yet nobody ever hears of mo bragging on my money No Im not built that way THE GREAT LECTURE s the Christian Immortality a Nor mal Desire of the Human Mlnd By Dr J Wilson Is now published in pamphlet form and for sale nt this office The pam phlet contains forty pages and n fine portrait of the author Such was tho demand for the re publication of this lecture that we were constrained to republish It In pamphlet form About live hundred orders have been sont us In advance of Its publication These will be filled once Liberals will find this lecture one of the best propagandlc arguments In Freethought literature A great number of our subscribers have written us that they carried It about in their pockets ready to read to whocv er would listen until worn out and hey a walt the pamphlets which will bo more convenient for pocket use This lecture Is not only a convincing trgumcnt lint is rich in pathos sparkling with literary gems and warm with the fire of sincerity It Is rich In fer vid Imagination well illustrating the authors descriptive powers which are surpassed by none anti equaled by few It Is right to the point all through forcible convincing of absorbing in terest and well calculated to Impress the doubter antI liberal Christian It should be well circulated nnd Liberals desiring to do propagandlc work of their own would do well In purchas ing this pamphlet Price ICc each eight for 1 BEHIND THE BARS 31498 PRICE My second book Bcbinil the Bars 31498 written while I was the guest your Undo Samuel in the peni tentiary at Columbus where ho put me to board at the suggestion of tho Christian brethren is now on tap like wise on top It is commonly regarded and espe cially among the ladles as a warm baby It Is bound In maroon nnd gold and Is bound to get there EH The pages are by long primer type 303 pages Tho internal revenue on it is 1 post mid to any part of the earth or sea mil am the collector for this district It has a beautiful half tono picture of Fraternally yours- CHARLES 0 MOORE l THE RAMS HORN TELLS A WHOPPER A friend has sent mo the Christmas number of the Rams Hum lit which ho has marked an editorial headed notorious Infidel rebuked No name of person or place or any date Is glen In the Incident It states that a quarter of a century or more ago a famous Infidel announced that on tho next Saturday evening ho would go out to it certain open lot In n town and challenge nod to debate with him The account does not say which of the Gods was challenged hilt It supposably tho one that Is worshiped by till Jews Christians and Mohani urcflniur Tlio account then saysl This announcement was so re markable and sensational that a mul titude of gaping and curious people1 gathered on tho liar appointed This Infidel was there and faithful to hili promise he bared his head and chal lenged God to come and manifest Him self if God there was In Heaven above or earth beneath When It appeared that his summons was unchallenged and Ignored and as ho was aboijt to turn In triumph to those beholding his strange action he was seen to put his hand quickly on his temple as If In pain and after reeling nn Instant as If half dazed ho fell Into the arms those nearest him He died wltnln an hour Some one hall noticed that a honey bee had winged Its way frefm the blue sky and fastened Its tiny sting In his temple and there had discharged Us concentrated poison The poison waR carried quickly to the brain and the hegnn1FnrtherThe facts as herein narrated hap pencil so long ago that they have passed Into tradition and are only narrated by some of the older inliahl tants whoso attention was railed to them at the time am 04 years old and a quarter of a century ago was an infidel pro pagandist and do not remember evci to have heard of It before The editor to show his candor says he doubted if a boo sting could thus kill a man and ho wrote to George B York editor of the American Dee Jour nal and got his assurance that bee sting might thus kill a man whereupon the editor of tho Rams Horn one of the most prominent ol American religious papers says he believed the story The reasoning of the Rams Horn Is the same as that of the Catholics about the flying house of Iorett0 At Loretto in Italy they have a slone house that they claim flew tlirougli the all from Palestine and alighted in Loretto just where It Is now and tho guides say to you If you do not be Ilevo this Is so we will show yon the house tor tho usual plasters The testimonial of the American Dee Journal as to the effect of a sting is almost certainly correct but It Is an unimportant incidental The Rams Horn man should have gotten the properly attested bt those older Inhabitants T proper certificates that they werArei liable men and the namo of the mrtr wiio was killed by the bee that new down from the skan unusual way for bees to fly and nobody could have seen it if It had so flown should have been given and the place where and the time when should have been glvon wiih minute details The account should have told whether there was any funeral service over the young man and have said where he wils burled and whether or not his grave can now be seen and what effect If any so remarkable a thing had upon thc people of that community lance walked into a flour mill that owned and looking right straight tip to the high coiling saw a wasp nest A wasp flew right straight down and stung me right on the nose was an Infidel at the time It did not kill me and neither those present nor ever regarded the Incident as a providen tial warning against my religious views The editor of the Rams Horn Is at least consistent with his religion that relates tho Incident of the Spirit whatever that may be flying In the form of a dove straight down from heaven and alighting on tho heart of Jesus Neither In the story of the doe nor the bee Is there any evidence thai thislanlltho hoe story but to doubt the dove story that Is even more Improbable and not so well attested even as the bee story Is to take consequences In tho hereafter that from all accounts must be exceedingly unpleasant Of course can not tell whether or not the editor of Rams Horn bo lleves that bee story but In cither event It Is damaging to the Christian religion so far as Its acceptance by Intelligent and honest people Is con cernedIf editor of the Rams Horn Is lying about that bee story It shows that a prominent Christian will Ho for his religion If tho editor of the Rams Horn roI ally believes that beo story It shows that a Christian leader will bellovo things favoring his religion on evi dence that men will not accept In the ordinary affairs of lIre You mav take either horn of tho di lemma they aro both rams horns and both very crooked NATIONAL LIBERAL LEAGUE This organization recognizes tho right of every member to a voice In Its affairs whether present of absent The Influence of every member should e felt This Is what I have been writing to various Freethought papers The responses that I have received show that our Liberals agree with mo fully this point of view dead In earnest ire they typical Freethinkers want to belong to no other kind of an Drganlatlon and If the time should ever come when every vote no mnt tel In what form expressed shall not counted am done with organized Prcethousht forever If the tinio ever monies that two or three members rl1n the N L L as two or three managed the S II I for ono will I L = drop nut and have a chance to know n number of my friends will do the same thing Several Freethought editors are very free with their advices as to how llio N L U should bo managed and as to who should bo Its officers But not one f them bus had sum dent interest in Its Huects to Join It except C Moore and he has had no wish as ho says to be a ruler In spite of the opposition of some and the freeing manner of others or our FreolhouRht editors this young Society of Liberals has grown to a membership ot vor under the businesslike management ot Its pres ent officials Dr Bowles of Munclo Indiana our President la an enthu siastic Liberal With him have as Secretary amt as n Liberal worked In perfcct harmony This Is as It s o liTl H co ffl TaTc o b p faTIb It seems to me that the real friends of this young Liberal Society arc surely In favor of the work proceed ing for the next year as has been begun and by the same earnest workers at the helm But If the mem herB by their votes decree that raw hands Inexperienced young Liberals as one Frcctbought editor has pro posed should be elected their places we shall how to the peoples will all glad that wo have had Dr Bowles for the past two months A wiser selection could not have boon made Ho Is a h loll hJolng Free thinker one of the most scholarly monist In the state of Indiana dig nlllcd a flno speech maker a chair man of easy selfpoised manner With al be Is an earnest worker With his encouragement have aone on writing letters right and let soliciting people to become members and obtaining the sinews of war This all means practical work deeply regret that any of our Froo thought journals should havo denied us freedom of the press that Is their columns Is flint Liberal FreelhoughU W F TA1III SON 1711 Western Ave Cincinnati DR WILSON NOT A CANIDATE FOR PRESIDENT wish to state that will not bo a candidate for the office of President of tho National Liberal League nor will accopt the position mako this statement knowing that many of my friends Incline to honor mo with their votes and it Is due them that give my reasons My first reason is that bellevo that It is for the best Interests of the League that some one be In command who has no disputes and animosities to carry along with hima man best able to reconcile all elements The A S IJ Is practically dead and for tho good of freethought organiza tion the fight resulting from the Im perious rulo of Its two chief officials and which ondc l i 51eaatr An them should now die out There might have been somo hopes for the A S U If Its leaders halt gone away back and sat down Besides am wholly unselfish in the work havo done have not labored for office or honor or power but lor tno good of Freethougbt organization would not have anyone say with truth In his words that havo built a party for tho purpose of elevating myself Somo havo said this as well as said that was conceited and wanted to show off They little know mo I care not what others think and say if think that am right If thought it wns the best for the League that bo Its next president what any or every one said would not restrain mo from allowing my namo to be reason Is that want to give a large part of my time liming the coining year to medical studios hall planned to take a postgraduate courso In 100 hut was prevented My election to tho presidency of tho S prevented tho some In desire to do this In 1102 and will go either to Bolleviio or to John Hopkins If I should take the presidency In 1902 could glvo but little attention to tho organization In 1903 and look for the National Liberal League to be come a working power after the St Louis Congress My friends have ob served the vast amount of work have done for the causo during the last three years They will all appreciate that this has been neither capital nor- a livelihood for me My living and In dependence must como from my pro Cession They will appreciate that havo sacrificed much In time and money for the cause and am suve Lhoy will release mo for a little while to post up I cannot keep putting tnis off from year to year But shall not be Idle Whether an officer or a private shall bo just as active In the next year In constructive work The coming year will be our moat Important constructive period More attention should bo paid to construc tive work that to anything else It Is nf the first Importance to build up tho membership Wo must have mem hors to command respect and to mako our power felt The work of con structing a great organization cannot bo completed In ono year It must havo membership and money before It can effect great and potent things This then must be tho first consider ation Along this lIne of action I will labor is assiduously ns nm now doing It Is not necessary that I bo the presi dent In order to bo n worker I write rapidly a column an hour and can always find time for public conjmun nation It Is tile clerical work how 3for which consumes time and If un free of those duties I will be ablo to do much moro effective work than If weighted down with a voluminous c rtrrespondenco For these reasons I ask my friends who wish to honor mo and for which honor am as grateful as proud to rast their votes for the good and calm lie mon who will be nominated tavo a pride In tho National Liberal eague that perhaps no other memo her has and this prldo amounts to an ambition with menot for power L II LJtL not for honor not for office not foi name but for success So ask no higher tribute of youi esteem and confidence than an liumbli place on the Executive Board Sincerely and fraternally J B WILSON Vice Pros Not Lib Leag- ueSISTETsTwiPLE DONE GONE WAY BACK AND SET DOWN What was whilom The Free thought Ideal Sister Semple Olla wa Kansas comes out in Its Issue ol December with a two story head jhI1Lreails thusly NEW THOUGHT IDEAL and HEALTH VINDICATOR In abort our ownest own Sister Sent pie hai gone Into this Mrs William and Mrs Eddy gag about curing sick people by Mental Science It started In her blasting mo because am agin the Anarchists and It has gone on and on until It has como to this Its n Gods truth that noel knew of any hOlly going up agin mo that something didnt happen to them 1am sorry fen Sister Semple she just got rattled Ive been there 1000 times nest Be loved and Its awful Ive felt so mis arable that wished was In heaven and you know a man of my kidney In a bad shape when that Is the caise There Is only ono thing about belnn sick that do know and Sister Sem pie is all wrong on that She says when wo get sick say nothing about it Shes wrong Ive tried It Its n My experience Is that when am the more rumpus raise and the more trouble mako and tho more miser able mako other people the bottei feel It seems sorter to divide loUt among the whole family I1ndli not so hard on any one Her remedy may do for other ills cases but they ale n g for grip ami toothache the only two I have sam plod Shes bigger than I am hilt am older than sho Is I am sorry sho gave lip her D n foi her M D for there Is nothing in the world that needs doctoring so mucli as divinity If anything Is the matter with youi head or your heart or your liver your gizzard just box it up and send It out to Kansas to Sister Semple am yon will never havo any more trouble that Is If you havo lived all right lip to that time KIDDERS VIRGIN MARY Kidders Virgin Mary ir pamphlet form with a preface bj Editor Moore is out and ready for delivery Those who have subscribed for il and have not sorit the money will do so at once 10 cents sftiRlecopyV and jjTlaeT62en This is the fourth edition of the article it having been published three time in the BLADE to ahswoi the demand for it It has had more influence than any Infidel article of its length ever writtenAs promised there were fine engravings of Editor Moot and Pub lisher Hughes the two parties tried for its publication in the BLADE but Kidder would not furnish his picture for publication BOOKS INFIDEL AND SCIENTIFIC Please Write to the Blade For a Free Catalogue Peter Eckler of Itow York City Is perhaps the largest publisher of In flelel books in the world Ho has mnelo tlio Blno Grass Dlaijo nn agent for tho sale of them and has gotten m a catalogue to be circulated tree by this paper A full stock of his books will be kept constantly on hand for salo at tho Blno Grass Blade office or to lie sent stage prepaid to any address sending tho price Indicated by the cat alogno These books will be mailed to yon promptly from tho Blue Grass Blade ulllce in Lexington Ky Pleaso write to the Blade for a free ataloKUo to ho kept for reference FROM PRESIDENT BOWLES Muncie Intl Dec 23 E M 301 Charles C Moore Friend Mooro Enclosed find cents for which plearo send mo Dr oIB Wilsons lecture on Immortality nm glad to inform you that Judg ng from tho number of letters that ue coming to my office almost dally that the Liberal Congress in Clncln inti on January the 2fith 1902 will iirobably be the largest nUll most en hiisiastlc convention of Freethinkers that ever assembled in tho history of the United States Tho Indications all point to the con tusion that wo will havo n goniilno revival of Liberalism and that him Ireds of the best men and host wo men throughout tho United States hitherto unidentified with the Liberal forces of the country will be present at tho Congress and henceforth be como active workers in the cniiso nf recdom and humanity Yours always T L BOWLES WHATS IN A NAME The Christmas edition of tho Rams Horn has pictures of Christian preach ers of various nations Tho Chinese preacher Is named Chin On Sounds like Charles Dickens had named him Tho Armenian preacher is nanud Cnssajukian Seems to suggest Cuss n Jew Miss M D Demetrlades is the Gro clan preacher picture She is so foal fully homely that it Is natural to sup pose Greek artists sent to Kentucky for their femaio models I LEXINTON EASTERN RALIWAY Eastbound No No4 Dally Ex Dally Btnllons Sunday Sunday P v Lexington 210 740 v Winchester 255 825 L E Junction 307 8H7 Clay City 310 n13 Stanton 92T Natural Bridge 120 9fi4 Torrent 131 1008 L IJpattyylllo luncl50 1029 Ar lackson 000 1130 Westbound No1 No DailyEx Dally Ex Stations Sunday Sunday P Ly Lv BcnttyvllicTaclsonI20June 218 Lv Torrent 239 1121ijLv Natural Bridge 2152 Lv 8tl1l1ton323Lv Clay CII333Lv L Junction 403 910- Lv Winchester 415 923- Ar Lexington 500 1010 J S SCOTT iTI LOUISVILLE HENDERSON ST LOUIS RY DOUBLE DAILY TRAINS nHTwmm t Louisville and St Louis Parlor Cars Diy Trains Pullman Sleepers Night Trains +For ratui and furUirrnformatlon gdrin L J mWIN p GoingJInc fast trains every part of to Orleans hours Chattanooga at Shreveport Port Throujb tll arioti othr rr 10 100DPOl501 I If you ever contracted any blood disease Jyou are never safe unless the virus or poison has been eradicated from the sys tem At times you see alarming symp toms live In hopes no eerlous results will follow Have you any of the follow Intj symptoms Sore Throat Ulcers on tthe Tongue or the Month llalr Palling t Out Aclilnir Pains Itchiiiesnof the Sldn Sores orlltotcliKS the liody Eyes Red and Smart Dyspeptic Stomach Sexual Weakness Indications of the second 9tagc Dont trust to luck Dont ruin system with the old logy treatment mercury and potash which only sup lreslles the symptoms for a time only to t breakout airalii vhrn happy in domestic life Dont let quacks experiment you Our New Method Treatment guaran euro yon Our are t ctef rby bonds that the dis INewIworlltGUARANTEED Consultation Free Rooks Free If unable to call write for question blank for treatment KENNEDyKERGAN 526 Walnut Street CINCINNATI OHIO WantedAn Idea nnafII J lf tJEJblrNn tgP nrN VIIIUlrtoll tur tbelr ot Tf J f i i f J t r FLUE GRAS BLADE iii CHRISTMAS ONLY SUN FESTIVAL CELEBRATING THE BIRTH OF THE YEAR And Marking That Point of the Suns Passage When It Enters the Rings of Saturn Every one who understands tho mystic astronomy of tho Bible knows that tho word Jerusalem means the heavens the phrase the Children of Israel the stars of the heavens the Twelve Tribes of Israel the twelve signs or con stellations through which the sun passes In Its annual course These J correspond In the Christian faith toI the twelve Apostles which are per sonifications of the twelve months of the year The word saint means a star everyone of the ancient Saint Days of the Christian church then is a star day and marks a certain Important point of the suns passage- If the reader has never thought of this let him consult any ain anac and study the rude zodiacal plate on the Inside ot the ilyloaf Millions of peon pIe look upon this page and never dream of the mystery wrapped up in It They know that It Is an astron omical table but never suspect ur question what the list of the SaInt- s Days printed below the cut has to do with such an abstract science as astronomyI always boon and always will be a disputed questIon whether such a person as tho Jewish Jesus existed or not This dispute is chloh conllned to tho great scholars of the world and It Is not out of proportion to say that there are as many truly great men dispute his ex Isteuce as thieve are truly great mfn who afllrm that ho llvedr The belief ot the Christian masses cuts no fig ure In the dispute at nlllhey only know and believe what they have been told anti their opinions one way or the other amounts to nothing For every Origin who claims his existence there has been a Celsus to deny it for every Cyril an Ilypatla for every Luther a Haecklo for every Calvin a Voltaire for every Manning a Hux Icy for every tVcsley a PaIne for every Talmage an Ingersoll The balance of judgment Is always on the side of the doubter because Ihe Is disinterested and unprejudiced does not depend upon tie mainte nance of the existence of Jesus for a living or as tho means to acquire so f cial position and honor The doubter Investigates both sides the believer does not- The sudent of comparative religions knows that there have been six teen Saviours who have appeared at ofIfj ulous birth all had the same name of mother Maya Mary Myrha Mi riam etc all there born on Decem her the 25tli the birth of each was announced lJa star each alike was tzCGyKitisft lltenwitohiuughl gold frank Incense haul other gltts each babe had Its iffe threatened and Its parents were compelled to flee each one at school surprised hls masters with his learning each declared his Divine nature and his mission as the Saviour of mankind each was tempted of the Devil each was baptized of the Holy Ghost each performed mir aches each taught tine same doctrine renunciation of the world giving up riches and avowing poverty each his labors among fishermen selected twelvo disciples and 1ot them to go Into the world preach to all nations each de that his words were true and heaven and earth would pass away but his words would not pass away each of these ts remained single and disavowed marriage each made a triumphant entry Into the heavenly capitol Jesus on an ass Buddha on the horse Kantako etc each died came to life and was trans I other analogues could 1be given but these are sufficient are well known to every one who dares to read and think for him self They know that the later Sa viours must bo plagiarisms of the first that the first cannot be analo gues of the last all of these different Savlours 1Thathave been born on the 25th rf 1 December In the same miraculous manner having the same name of 1mother the same conditions of birth stable the star and the visits 4 of the wise men leads every con con sense person to Inquire wherein Jesus Is unlike any of tho Saviours f who preceded him wherein he was greater wiser or more divine The Testament gives us no data of the birth or even of tho existence of Jesus In those days came Jesus r and It came to pass Is the only i information given by which we may determine births or Historical events The mention of Jesus In Josephus Is clearly an Interpolation Inserted a centuries after the Bible was com piled It Is denounced as such hy I Dr Lardner and every other prom I nent theologian In tho world The small fry keep still about It and never mention Josepiius They that school hoys know bettor 1know willing to let the client live and circulate The best scholarship affirms that Jesus Is only an analogue of Buddha and other Saviours Everything ho said and did was said and done lie I fore him by others Confucius spoke tho Golden Ilulo and the whole Sermon on tho Mount Is foundto his writings It Is the greatest imaginable Impossibility that all these God mon appeared In different countries and to dincrent people 1 speaking different languages should T be so much alike and teach the same doctrines In almost tho same words To all those who have studied Sun worship and Bible astronomy Jesus and his twelve Apostles arc regard ed only an Impersonations of the Sun and tho twelve sign of tho Zodiac It Is the same old repetl tion of Hercules the Sungod and his i twelve labors JES tho root of tho word DItlseeds The word Christ Is taken front iij r the IIIndostanee The Hindu Christnl said and did all that the Jewish Jesus said and did Tho word Christ means a good man and was used as an inscription upon Greek tomb stones thousands of years before the Jewish Jesus was supposed to have lived These Inscriptions in English would read like this John Smith Christ meaning he was a good man Place the two words together JesusChrist and we have the union of the human and divine natures Jesus the Sun the Divine nature the creator of all and Christ a good man the highest created product of the Sun the Human nature JES In Latin the root of the word Jesus and the common Clint than symbol IHS In Greek are actly the same letters It will he noticed that this IH S la pictured over a cross with the Sun In the background This symbolizes the Sun upon the equator or crossing the equator The picture of Jesus upon a cross with the Sun in the background representing me crucifixion Is only a personification of the Suns passage across the equator Crucify and crosslfy are the same words The feast of tho Passover was given In celebration of the advent of spring when the Sun crosses over the line at the Vernal Equinox The symlnHrIH which Isglvon as a meaning Jesus Jlomlnum SaWn torJesus the Saviour of men ant to the ignorant as standing for Have Suffered happens also to be tho monogram of the SunGod Bac chus who was also called Iesus and who lived or was supposed to have JIved thousands of years before the Jewish Jesus The IHS Is still found engraven upon the temples founllonWe give this at length to show the reader how these analogies may be traced The very name Jesus means tho Sun aridto further complete the symbol he Is painted with the Sun encircling his head Now wo know why Jesus In Now Testament is so frequently call ed The Sun bf Righteousness again ho says of himself I am the Light and the Life I am the Light that llghteth every Yuan Into the world which is all literally trite for with out the light of the Sun there can be no life and no man can come Into the worlds All this Is only an intimation of the information that could be impart ed proving that Jesus Is only a myth ical personification of the Sun and that his twelve Apostles personify the twelve signs of the Zodiac As Jesus the Sun passes through these twelve Signs he takes upon himself the character of the sign through which ho is passing throw ing it off and taking on a new char acter when he enters the next sign The summer months are the heaven of the year the winter months the hell of the year The Prince of Darkness is always qpposed to the Prince of Light ever fpllowing at his heels as night follows day and winter follows summer Boglunlng tatfthel 21st of Mar- ch3iQltel0Jesus the OEQro5 lffecl7Jha he is the equator or cross fie has returned from the un der world or the hell of winter and ushers in the spring He Is now in the sign of Aries the Lamb and he takes upon himself the character of a shepherd He Is the Lamb of God that taketh away the sins of the world or the distresses of the win tel months He is now pictured as a shepherd with a lamb about his neck and a Sun about his head Ev ery one familiar with the picture Wo will now go with him through each of the other eleven signs ox plaining briefly a few of the mysterious Bible sayings and Illustrations as connected with the life of Jesus It would require a volume to tell all From the Sign of the Lamb hn next enters the constellation of Tau rus the Bull the Zodiacal sign for the month of April In April the earth Is clothed anew in Its verdure flowers spring buds open and all nature Is revivified It Is the month of love and copulation among birds nail beasts The bull Is selected to sym bolize this month of vigor because of his urgent and amorous nature Tho Egyptians placed garlands of fiow ers about the horns and neck of th Bull Apis and led him in processions when they celebrated their spring fes the ancients symbolized the amative effect of tho Sun upon all creatures In this month Now we un derstand when we read from the ble such strange expression as these Fat Bulls of Basham compass me about His legs are straight legs and his feet are as calves feet which Esdras says in describing God which Is literally true when Jesus the Sun enters tho signs of Tarus the Bull for It Is not to be forgotten that ho assumes the character of each sign as ho passes through it Next Jesus the Sun enters the month of May which Is presided over by GeminI the Twins These are the little dhlldren of whom he said Suffer little children to come unto me for such is the Kingdom of heav en which Is literally true for the Sun Is now high up In tile summer months the heaven time of tho year These are also the lIttlo boys who taunted the old baldhead prophet winter and said Go up Baldhead Go up Baldhead that Is go back to your cave In the North for it is now Maytlme and tho Sun has shorn you of your strength robbed you of your hair And two bears Ursa Major and Ursa Minor appear and chase the children Look at your Zodiac and you will see that the constallatlon of tho two bears Ursa Major and Minor seem to he chasing the Gem Intl tho little boys Jesus tho Sun now passes In tho constellation of the Crab which is the presiding genius for the month of Juno In this constellation Is also pictured the constellation of the Ass As Jesus enters this month he Is sup posed to mount the Ass and ride Jnto Jerusalem the heavenly city This Is when he conies In glory for he reaches his throne or his highest at titude on tho 21st of June touching tho Tropic of Cancer This Is the high mountain upon which ho was led and there tempted by the devil It Is front this high point that tho Sun looks upon all the nntlong of tho earth Tho command Get thee behind mo Satan describes darkness following upon light Here Is where Im sits In Judgment upon the world dividing tho good from tire bad as a shepherd divides the sheep from the goats And tho sheep Aries shall be set upon the right and the goat Caprlcornus shall sit on his left which Is tho relative positions of these constellations at this very time Here he gets off the Ass and passes on Into the next constellation of Lei tho Lion the presiding genius for July Now Jesus Is a roaring Lion seeking whom he may devour In July the Suns rays arc strongest and symbolized by the fierce face and long mane of the Lion It Is In this month the Lion leaves his Jungles nod descends upon tho valleys killing and Jesus Is the Lion of the tribe of Judah The word tribe hero menus constellation the word Judah means July therefore when the dear Sunday school children sing that old song Hes the Lion of Ju dah the poor little Ignoramuses never dream they are singing about Leo the Constellation of July neither Jo the grownup Innocents Leo is also a common name assumed by the Vicegerents of Jesus the Sun They are all the same mythical Leo Jesuit snow paseg Into thoslgn ot Virgo this Virgin which is th6 ins iof the month of August the month of harvest when the earth brings forth her abundance when she delivers the friiit of her womb In this constellation of Virgo the Virgin Is also the constellation if the figure known In astronomy as the Husbandman this Is the mya tenons Joseph who always travels with tho Virgin In the capacity of a Husband without maintaining tile relations of one As the constelja tlons are fixed the Virgin and the Husbandman like the Crab and the Ass In the constellation of June must travel together This Is all the theological Virgin there Is or ever was In the world She Is the mother of all tho Sungods symbolizing the mother period of the earths produc the Sun now passes Into Libra the Scales which Is the Zodiacal sign for the month of tember The Sun Is on the equator again In this month He Is again crucified or crosslfied Remember the Bible speaks distinctly of two cruci fixions and the church illustrates the same by two pictures In one of which Mary stands next to the cross which represents the Autumnal crucifixion because August the Virgin stands next to the month of September In the other Mary Is not pictured In the scene because the month of August the Virgin does not stand next to the month of March at which time the Vernal Crucifixion occurs Sep tember is the month in which the grape ripens and Is pressed Into wine To drink of the wine Is to drink of the Suns blood Jesus is now taken from the cross and burled for the next three months corresponding to the three days of Bible He has passed life untowhi1Jiletl He enters October which Is presided over by Scorpio the Worm the Worm that never dleth A few months ago he was a lamb or a shepherd among lambs then a bill then sitting among the little children then going up to Jerusalem on an ass then a roaring lion now a worm that never dieth which interpreted means that though he has been crucified and bur led under the equator In the grave of winter his light though feeble still shines and he does not die He next passes into the gloomy month of November whose presid ing genius Is Sagittarius the half mart and half horse This is the month in which the hunting season begins Sagittarius Is drawing his bow In the act of shooting game Philip and Nim rod the mighty hunters before the Lord were this same Sagittarius This is the mouth of Paul and the Suns victory In passing through this month and overcoming death is il lustrated by knocking Paul from his horse Pharoh the man on horseback Is also this samo Sagittarius and tho Suns victory over this gloomy month is sung by Miriam Sing ye unto the Lord for he hath triumphed glori ously the horse and rider he hath thrown Into the sea that Is Into tho horizon Into which Sagittarius de scends and disappears How will the reader explan this strange saying the Lord himself speaking the words delight not in the legs of a man neither do I take pleasure In the strength of a horse Interpreted this means that he lIketh not the stormy month of November whose presiding genius Is a man to the waist only and a horse from there down being perfect man and Imperfect horse Again In Revelations we find saw and beheld a white horse and he that sat on him had a bow and a crown was given unto him and he went forth conquering and to con quer What figure Is this but Sagittarius the horse the man and the bow Jesus the Sun has now one more month of burial to pass through and then comes his resurrection or birth the Christmas tlmo which we have written so much In preface to explain He Is now In December the Zodiacal sign of which Is The Goat Capri cornus On the 21st of this month he has reached his lowest declivity or deepest death and touched the Tropic of Capricorn He immediately rises out of the grave of winter This is tho day Instead of the 25th on which Jesus the Sun Is born The days grow longer and the nights shorter Ho starts forward again to repeat his an nual career of birth and life and death A new life and a new year Is now as sured The Sun has turned toward the Spring Nature has become more hopeful and urgent All this Is symbolized by tho The Goat that animal of bloodstirring Impulses He turns his faco toward the new year In the direction of the Suns travel and rises upon his haunches as In the act of sexuaj approach This will be bettor understood by those who understand Phallic worship So the 21st day of December Is the birth day of Jesus Instead of tho 25th and should he the Christians Chrlstmas But It so happens that all the Pagan nations from which we get our ligion were Sunworshipers and echo 4 t brated tho birth of tine Sun on tho 25tn for this reason It was not until days after the Sun had touched thepToplC of Capricorn that they were to perceive that the days wee growing longer and they were assured of the return of tine Sun at width time the Sun enters tine Rings of Saturn Even then there were doubters that the Lord had risen and It was not Until three days later which brings us to the 28th that it was evid to all that the days were growing longer and all doubting ceased Tho church even today cele brat the 28th as St Thomas Day the Ipoubters Day Tho ancient Ara bians had the same day worship Tad musf the Doubters day From Tad muz we get Thomas The Pagan Uo mars celebrated the return of the Sun by What was known as the feast of Saturnalia In honor of the Suns an tra ee Into the Rings of Saturn Win ii the Christians came Into power they1 tried to break up this national feast of Saturnalia and Institute the 21sttas the annual feast day In honor of the birth of Jesus the Christians Sun This they found as difficult of accomplishment as any foreign power restraining the Amen can people from celebrating the Fot th of July IDlIng to change the Roman mind finally yielded to the Pin will and adopted the 25th the feast day of Saturnalia as the birth dayjof their Christ As the Pagans bee me Christianized the feast of Saturn lIa In time became only a mom ory and finally disappeared as such Thei Christian religion had spread and tho observance of the day had bee me so universal no further at tern t was ever manic to change It to Its rue astronomical date To have don so at any time In the late cen turfs would have precipitated Inquiry and would have exposed to mankind the whole Pagan origin of Christianity They are too wise for that Tho Sun next enters the month of January the month of John the first month tho forerunner the John wise came baptizing It Is the rainy month the fiood time of the year Its pre sill g genius Is Aquarius from aqua water Aquarius Is represented as kneel Irigfand pouring water from a pitcher n symbol of the floodtime the overflow of the Nile the Ganges and theiEuphrates It Is also the lonnrs of e the Oannes of the Egyptians the Jonah of the Ephe sion the Jonus of the Romans from tlKHfrtter of which we get the name January or Johnuary They were all thjSKame John the forerunner who c baptizing r the Sun next enters the co sllatlon of Dices the Fish the g s of February Here Is where Is in with the Fishermen Here r ere Lent begins and the faithful eating fish upon which dUt t ontlnue until the Sun enters the sign of Aries the Lamb when fall to eating mutton The Sun w back into the month of March which we started Jesus Is again herd among the lambs of Marcn f again the Lamb of God which away tho slnsorth worM the of winter Tbde will be many a person read this who will not believe a word of It because they do not understand a word of It but they will believe all the theologians tell them about the Bible who understand It 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the winter tini that J was born on in the summer timegives an estimate of tine amounts In money of the sales of 21 of the moat prominent articles of merchandise in Lexington on December Specimens of these are as follows Clothing tailoring furnlshlngi10000 Groceries 8000 Dry goods 7500 Wholesale IIqudrs + HH H 7000 Retail liquors and cigars 6000 Books and stationery 1010 Shoes 3000 Coal 2000 Music 1000 Millinery 1000 Liquors and cigars combined are 13000 Allowing 2000 for cigars we have 11000 for liquors which Is 1 000 more than was paid for the next highest which is clothing 10000 The liquor and cigars cost as much as tho fruits and confections the coal toys and notions vehicles flowers sporting goods music and millinery- In addition to all of this there were two streets Megowan filled with white bawds and Dewees Chi rage bottom filled with negro wo men of the same callingwho under tho stimulating effects of the 11000 of liquor took In at least another 11 000 an aggregate of 22000 say for liquor and lewdness against 6000 for all books and stationery and music and flowers This all occurs In a town Inl1ujenceany newspaper the plain words am an In yet every newspaper In the town except my pitiful little half starved sheet and more than a score of pulpits and a lot of big colleges are continually drumming Into tar ears about the beauties of Christian Civilization and standing aghast In horror In contemplation of the horri ble condition we would he In If it were not for this Christian civilization The murders at these saloons and bagnios are regular reported show- Ing that there are always more of then on Saturday night and Sundays when the Christians are getting theta selves in shape to celebrate the resur notion of J C and still Immensely increased on Christmas when the gans are thundering and the choirs are screaming and the skybusters are whining about The Prince of Peace being born on this day There Is also the usual Increase of Christians who start heavenward by 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