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Page 3 [Newspaper Page] — Blue-grass blade. — 19 July 1908

r t alf v rt d ot i o f BLUE GRASS BLADE 3 Hostst Reply to the Unquiet Hosts Arraignment of Socialism by One of the Most Caustic Writers In America By M Grier Kidder Every rascal is Dante enough to suggest an Inferno which every fool Is Dore enough to advertise To the majority thought is a stranger or a white elephant and to the variety of rascality and the vagaries of folly we owe the galloping nightmares of today While castlebuilding is the relaxa tion of intelligence it is the occupation of ignorance the first doubts till reason con vinces the second howls Lord I believe help thou mine unbelief Socialism may be defined as faith fath ered by wish manufactured premise in labor with impossible conclusion expecta tion sired by hope and damned by certainty t a wlllothewisp in the cemetery of intelli gence which has stampeded all tho fools who were not haltered to the corpse of pre cedent It is a species of emasculated An archy to which it is related as varioloId to small pox harmless ...

Publication Title: Blue-Grass Blade
Source: Chronicling America [US Library of Congress]
Country/State of Publication: Ohio, United States
Page 4 [Newspaper Page] — Blue-grass blade. — 19 July 1908

JfJ p 1t 4 BLUE GRASS BLADE Under Socialism of course there would be a mutua looking out The man who had devoted time labor and health to acquiring something would dlvy finding his reward In the applause of his conscience This equality mutualhenefitassoclatlon theory Isnt new the Spartans tied It the Puritans tried It I tried it a friend and I agreed to share a room he to cook one day I another At the end of the first month he evaporated surreptitiously leaving mo to pay rent and carrying off my pajamas and umbrella That cured me of collective ownership My only consolation is the hope that through the asisstance of my cook Ing he has become a confirmed dyspeptic As I said above San Francisco tested the Altruistic doctrine What God Almighty I fOI got to equalize with his earthquake the working man evened off with his vote The Infinite has received several valuable sug gestions from this town of late Pensioning the aged which Socialists ad vocate has this drawback the certainty of a f...

Publication Title: Blue-Grass Blade
Source: Chronicling America [US Library of Congress]
Country/State of Publication: Ohio, United States
Page 5 [Newspaper Page] — Blue-grass blade. — 19 July 1908

ia rt f r j f f f i L I c BLUE GRASS BLADE 5 or these gyrating sisters lately and she said what puzzled her Is why tho world hasn t found out Socialism before Then I asked her what It Is and she was puzzled to dls aver that she hadnt found It out herself Socialist have aggravated their Idolatry wIth a fanaticism that tinctures everything verythlngthey they say Like Cato of old with his Carthago est delenda Socialism Is never irrelevant It Is tho future panacea tLo Procrustean bed upon which everybody and everything Is to be stretched or shrunk till it fits Ah what an alchemist is distance How shy transmutes everything base into gold The rising or setting sun shining through the vapor and dust of tho atmos phere paints heaven with oarthly pigment How wo dwell with rapture upon the yes yesterday divests them of the gross environments of today But every dreameels In tho awakening that Introduces the dreamer to practical work Without work there is the empty stomach and what visions can ...

Publication Title: Blue-Grass Blade
Source: Chronicling America [US Library of Congress]
Country/State of Publication: Ohio, United States
Page 6 [Newspaper Page] — Blue-grass blade. — 19 July 1908

r i < 6 BLUE GRASS BLADE + + + NN + + + + + + + + + + + + + + + + + + + + + + + y y 1 Current Comment on Public Events 1 + + + WAN H + NNNHHNNNNNNNHNNNHHHNNNNNNN I Since the advent of Darwinism upon the stage of Intellectual thought volumes have been written pro and con concerning man and monkey Despite the popular notion that Darwinism meant a direct ascent of man from the simian Instead of a common origin for both it is none the less a fact that monkeydom affords an Interesting field for investigation and experiment 1According to California reports there Is 1under consideration a movement looking toward the importation of a herd of South American monkeys into the land of gold for the purpose of training them to gather prunes during the harvest as a means of attempting to solve the labor problem Prune growers are reported to have lost crops through the lack of harvest hands Men women children and then Chinese and Japanese have all been tried but it seems that the problem of gath...

Publication Title: Blue-Grass Blade
Source: Chronicling America [US Library of Congress]
Country/State of Publication: Ohio, United States
Page 7 [Newspaper Page] — Blue-grass blade. — 19 July 1908

f d I BLUE GRASS BLADE 7 Even should Rev Bass succeed in getting all parsonsto agree with him neither man or woman would need find ought to occa sion serious alarm If parsons refuse to tip the knot there are many others who will And the woman will not have to promise to obey either On the other hand man need entertain no feelings of distress for whether woman agrees to obey or not the fact remains that she will intentionally or unintentionally she will continue to do it just the same Neither priest parson or civil olHcer can change the ultimate result lad now WIlE 7l coma to lank f the mailer it will bo a happy day fur wjiuan kind when sho can bring herself to that mental portion wherein she can abandon the parson altogether It would seem like Rev Bass is striving to hasten the day when woman will be where she ought to lie r w Current newspaper reports state that the Baptists of the Pacific Coast have just closed ono of their periodical conventions and that while it was in progress ...

Publication Title: Blue-Grass Blade
Source: Chronicling America [US Library of Congress]
Country/State of Publication: Ohio, United States
Page 8 [Newspaper Page] — Blue-grass blade. — 19 July 1908

C I > b < tG I > i > < > r 1 8 BLUE GRASS BLADE > 1 BLUE GRASS BLADE Published weekly at Lexington Ky Founded by Charles Chilton Moore In 1884 and edited by him until his death February 7 190G JAMES E HUGHES Publisher and Manager JOHN R CHARLESWORTH Editor 1268 N Limestone Street Lexington Ky P O Box 393 SUBSCRIPTION RATES By mall postpaid 150 per year in advance Five new yearly subscribers at one remittance 100 each Five trial subscriptions sent In with one remittance for six months 60 cents each Trial subscriptions 1C cents per month Foreign subscriptions postpaid 200 per year f ADVERTISING RATES One Inch single column 1 Insertion 60 cents one month or four Insertions 100 six months 506 one year 800 Quarter column single 1 insertion 200 one month 400 six months 2000 one year 3000 Half column whole column or larger advertisements at special rates upon application The publisher has the right to reject any and all advertisements offered GENERAL BUSINESS RULES ALL...

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Page 9 [Newspaper Page] — Blue-grass blade. — 19 July 1908

w I i BLUE GRAss DADEt for the proposed Paino centennial Money is needed 11 by the Association to complete the program It must c be a program befitting the occasion and commensu I rate with its vast importance Surely Paine has yet enough admirers in America to make this centennial one of the grandest and greatest celebrations of its kind in the history of our country We of this gener ation will never have another similar opportunity Do not let it go by you without serious thought Join hands with those in charge of the movement Help all you can to make this celebration a success Join the Association Send in a contribution to aid in preparing the program Let every Freethinker with in reach of the Blade be prepared to do every possible honor to him who gave us this government without a king and a constitution without a god Write to James B Elliott 3515 Wallace Street Philadelphia or to Dr E B Foote 120 Lexington Avenue New York City The Blade will also receive and acknowledge contribut...

Publication Title: Blue-Grass Blade
Source: Chronicling America [US Library of Congress]
Country/State of Publication: Ohio, United States
Page 10 [Newspaper Page] — Blue-grass blade. — 19 July 1908

k 7 lIItj i < J A IJ f 1 I 7 f i 0 10 BLUE i + GRASS BLADE j rJ perieuced or enjoyed by himself Other elaborations followed and new features were added from time to time but heaven was always in the future somofclung to cncomngb speculation Let it be distinctly understood however that both god and future life still remain mere theories it cap able of proof a mirage that shrinks into nothing ness before our earnest and scrutinizing gaze In the last issue of the Blade appeared a communi cation from William Smith M D of Muncie Ind in which a series of questions were propounded and answers thereto requested Prima facie the letter indicates good intention honest motives and a desire to learn or to know It is an easy matter to ask ques tions To answer them is another matter In the r first place the answers may not prove satisfactory 1and the labor expended thereon is thereby illspent A child may propound more questions in one minute than the brightest among us could answer in a life ti...

Publication Title: Blue-Grass Blade
Source: Chronicling America [US Library of Congress]
Country/State of Publication: Ohio, United States
Page 11 [Newspaper Page] — Blue-grass blade. — 19 July 1908

I I > > BLUE GRASS BLADE 11 Jt selfpreservation is bound to rule And while a t cell is the simplest form of organized life its inclina tion towards natural selection and union which con 1 stitutes the building up process its tendency to pro long life its avoidance of danger suggests a faint conception of mind in comparison to the extent of its f organization CRUCIFY HIM f It is an almost universally admitted fact that through the long line of human history every reform er has been met with the cry given in the caption of this article articleCrucify Crucify him This has been the answer of orthodoxy to all who have dared to oppose it even as the Scribes and Pharisees of Palestine are said to have urged it against the Jewish Carpenter Assuming for the more sake of argument that the events related in the four gospels are true as far as they concern the life of its central figure it will be conceded that the pre servers of the ancient Jewish faith unwilling to ad mit of any change ...

Publication Title: Blue-Grass Blade
Source: Chronicling America [US Library of Congress]
Country/State of Publication: Ohio, United States
Page 12 [Newspaper Page] — Blue-grass blade. — 19 July 1908

fi 71 12 BLUE GRASS BLADE GhostlyGeometryFails GhostlyGeometryFailsl l o Draw a Line About Our Deadness and Give Its Metes and Bounds John F Clarke We will all be dead a long time That much is settled for fair Ghostly geometry fails to determine the limit of our deadness The failure is charged up to the people who still die with very hazy notions as to where why raid when the deadness takes hold and lets go goJesus Jesus Christ came into this world as a splendid myth two centuries after his al I leged advent to advise the worM as to r reprisals on condemnation and death He was a miraculous conception and a I miraculous resurrection In fact he was t resurrected before ho was born and born alter ho was dug up He had a pos thumous birth and exhumous death Ho vas conceived of the crazy wheels in the headpieces of whirling dervishes The I Oriental scrapheap was raked over to ob tain a crazyquilt pattern of religion and it vas made to fit to the backs of reluctant JJebrows like the papero...

Publication Title: Blue-Grass Blade
Source: Chronicling America [US Library of Congress]
Country/State of Publication: Ohio, United States
Page 13 [Newspaper Page] — Blue-grass blade. — 19 July 1908

< BLUE GRASS BLADE 13 i tPAINE CENTENNIAL J Funds Needed by Association To Help In Arranging Big Program If NOW IS THE ACCEPTED TIME Liberal Friends The world Is my Country and to do good Is my ReligionThus wrote Thomas Paine more than a century ago and these words were echoed round the world for the reason that they contain all that are use ful and practical In ethics or religion t As a rationalist of twentyfIve years standing and a Philadelphian by birththe city In which Paine was a lesldent for eight years and where ho was made an author where ho was In dally communica tion with Thomas Jefferson Dr Thomas Cooper Dr Priestly and John Felth and other eminent thinkers and scientists I feel that something ought to be done In celebrating the centennary of his death which takes place next year In the city of New York eleven months yet remain to prepare for the event and I hope your read Iers will send what they are able to spare S to Dr Foote Treasurer of Paine Memo rial Association...

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Country/State of Publication: Ohio, United States
Page 14 [Newspaper Page] — Blue-grass blade. — 19 July 1908

IJJllij I 14 BLUE GRASS BLADE Struck Fruitful Soil EUREKA TEXASI was quite agree ably surprise about the first of this month when my mall arrived to find a copy of the Blue Grass Blade Although a citizen of Texas for the last thirty years I was born In Kentucky In the year 18W and remained a citizen of that grand old slate until I came to the yet Grander Tho Lone Star State and I felt as If I had received a letter from some long time forgotten friend I do not know whether my guardian angel has been thoughtful of my welfare and caused some friend to send the Blade to my address or that the enterprising publisher Is angling for subscribers and lest it may be the latter who will be held up in his gratuity by the new postal regulations I enclose a Postoffice Money Order for seventyfive cents 75 cts which will keep the Blade coming until I can do better I shall endeavor to secure a club of at least I five subscribers for the Blade f am deeply I interested in scientific questions please s...

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Page 15 [Newspaper Page] — Blue-grass blade. — 19 July 1908

r BLUE GRASS BLADE 11 I Give Em Fits 0 Thats what THE SCARLET SHADOW Walter Hurts great rad ical novel doss to the forces of bigotry and su perstition And the sec ular press of the country goaded by the church element Is throwing a over it too No other novel of this decade has been so widely and so bitterly denounced by orthodox critics which Is sufficient proof that it is all right It has cre ated a sensation In con servative circles and aused consternation among the clergy It is enthusiastically endorsed by leading Frcelthlnkers through out the world You all know how Hurt can write and In this book he Is at his best It Is an elegant volume fit to ornament the finest library containing 422 pages printed on heavy eggshell paper and bound In oxblood cloth Price J150 postpaid postpaidBLUE BLUE GRASS BLADE Lexington Ky O M ROBINSON Violin Maker E SEVENTH NO 12 STST PAUL MINN Buy your violins and get your repair ing done by a man of 50 years experience and will guarantee everything or n...

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Page 16 [Newspaper Page] — Blue-grass blade. — 19 July 1908

F c BLUE GRASS BLADE y i > x l 1 1 1 ft iJ The JEan Only Complete Edition of VOLTAIRES WORKSI ever published in English has just been completed by the CRAFTSMEN OF THE ST HUBERT GUILD > i j jtL L iitit t nu fLEMING tiJw ik otu of TOBIAS New translations bv WILLIAM f Including thJotes SMOLLETT KCV cd and Modernized A Critique and Biography Biographyby I IDESPREAD Interest hs prevailed In the publication of this great authors work ns It marks n nw era In tb world oC literature The real history oC olulrea liCe and the WIDESPREAD ofJjs writings have been denied EnIlsbreadlng people until this work was translated iIs eminent alike as historian UK satirist wit phllosooher economist dramatist pod essayist as the champion of mental liberty and tbe foe of looleraoce In all Its forms His historical writing are the creation of one who was the admired friend of the Sovereigns of his day Histories written with such opportunities gain In every way His volumes on The Age oC Louis XIV are by ...

Publication Title: Blue-Grass Blade
Source: Chronicling America [US Library of Congress]
Country/State of Publication: Ohio, United States
Page 1 [Newspaper Page] — Blue-grass blade. — 26 July 1908

r lItftj Ul j i It y t1frf 0 S f J f i w BLUE GRASS BLADE f xy Volume XVII Number 14 LEXINGTON KY JULY 26 1508 0 Published Weekly J DEVOTED TO THE PROPAGANDA OF FREEDOM OF THOUGHT 3t J FJJANTZ ANjJjOIIN HOKT IIOt 11 J I < Energetic V rkeisoP ho Frcotlionght Hittsts

Publication Title: Blue-Grass Blade
Source: Chronicling America [US Library of Congress]
Country/State of Publication: Ohio, United States
Page 2 [Newspaper Page] — Blue-grass blade. — 26 July 1908

< A f i BLUE GRASS BLADE John Hort and J Frantz Shall this sketch be deemed the May and December of Free thought In point of their respective ages such might be done but the plain facts Indicate that while age has mounted upon one of them he Is still young In the faith If activity and mental effort be considered The frontispiece this week gives Blade readers a pictorial representation of John Hort and J Frantz Both fire fast and firm friends and both are actively at work disseminating the gospel of Freethought John Hort Is probably the oldest living Freethinker In the world being now past one hundred and three years of age He was born In New York City April 14 1805 and has participated In two wars He was In the war of 1846 and took part in the Civil War during 1862 to 18C5 He is as active and vigorous as many men at fifty or sixty years of age and ho still spends a considerable portion of his time distributing Freethought literature His name can be found upon the mailing lists of...

Publication Title: Blue-Grass Blade
Source: Chronicling America [US Library of Congress]
Country/State of Publication: Ohio, United States
Page 3 [Newspaper Page] — Blue-grass blade. — 26 July 1908

fIO 1BLUE BLUE GRASS BLADE 3 I Persistence of Superstition Human Brotherhood Rapidly Approaching under Genial Warmth of the Saving Gospel of Naturalism By Dr T J Bowles These letters are written for men and women who think and for those who can be stimulated and persuaded to think they are not addressed to those who have vested Interests hi superstition and who make their living by Its propagation I could bo justly chargeable with being superstitious myself If I indulged the hope of converting to Rationalism a necroman cer an exorcist a fortune teller a believer in a crucified saviour a believer in a per sonal God or divine revelation or any other form of superstition that gives place and power and revenue to Its devotees Neither are these letters written for that + largo number of stupid and Ignorant per sons who have been carried by tradition and false teachings so far c it Into the dis mal and murky sea of superstltlonthat they can no longer exercise the noble faculty of Reason R...

Publication Title: Blue-Grass Blade
Source: Chronicling America [US Library of Congress]
Country/State of Publication: Ohio, United States
Page 4 [Newspaper Page] — Blue-grass blade. — 26 July 1908

m r 3 4r BLUE GRASS BLADE Orthodoxy Full of Ptomaine How Canned Theology Is Dished Out to the Poor Would Not Imitate Bryan By Fra Elbertus Tho following account of a lecture re cently delivered by Fra Elbertus Hubbard at East Aurora New York appeared In the Philadelphia North American of the cur rent issue It was reported by Leigh Alit chell Hodge and Is decidedly complimen tary of the speaker as well as the times for a dally newspaper to give the matter such prominence The reported lecture Is well worth reading It follows Preaching In the chapel this morning on The Procession of Life Elbert Hubbard broke all records In his eminent epigram matic career when he referred to orthodox religion as canned theology guaranteed under Poor Feud law He had before him one of the largest congregations ever gathered In this Roy croft church and the current was on full so that mental sparks flew from his lips as fiery spangles from a Fourthof July flowerpot And he preached what may yet bo re corde...

Publication Title: Blue-Grass Blade
Source: Chronicling America [US Library of Congress]
Country/State of Publication: Ohio, United States
Page 5 [Newspaper Page] — Blue-grass blade. — 26 July 1908

IBLUE BLUE GRASS BLADE 5 s When It was first advocated trade union ists In all parts of the country voiced their opposition claiming it would make IWhen foregone failures since the places of strikers could bo so easily filled by ap plication to tho Division of Information Now that tho union men have seen how strong an effort is made to take laborers away from the cities and keep newcomers from them they heartily indorse tho plan as a rule And tho facts and figures in the pos session of this Division of Information can bo had for the asking at any time Any American or foreigner who wants them is entitled to them DAVES LETTER TO HIS DEAR HEAVENLY PARENT I My Dear Heavenly Father Was tho shed that Jesus was horned in a Burro Stable or a Calf shed or a chicken coop or a pig pen or a pigeon Roost 1 I can see all kinds of things there in the 4 fixtures which Papa has ov it but I cant bo certain which of them are the most at home They all seem to boo surprised but Jesus and Josef Jesus see...

Publication Title: Blue-Grass Blade
Source: Chronicling America [US Library of Congress]
Country/State of Publication: Ohio, United States
Page 6 [Newspaper Page] — Blue-grass blade. — 26 July 1908

6 BLUE GRASS BLADE BLADEO + + + + + + + + + + + + + + O I + + + + b 2 Current Comment on Public Events + + + + + s o b o e e + NNNNHNH N + H N HO NNNNNNNH41 NNHNNH T TT TT TT TT TT T T T TT T T TT T T T T TT YY TT TT TT TTI + + + + + + + + + + + The people have come to look upon tho men who run these churches as a lot of contemptible hypocrites who wrap their comfortable robes about them and care nothing for the Sufferings of tne poor This is a terrible arraignment and it is directed against one of the most powerful church corporations in the country namely the Trinity corporation of New York It is not an accusation from unfriendly lips It is not a complaint emanating from some unorthodox individual It is not a charge made by infidelity It did not originate in some Freethouijht paper It came from one who has been through the mill one who has run the whole gamut of superstition and ought to know the truth In other words it is n charge made against those who man age Trinity church and...

Publication Title: Blue-Grass Blade
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