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JEie Gods of The 20th Go&xy. W. S. Morgaa In a11 ages of the vro&d time has been a variety of mda tn rait itie climate, conditions and fancies ol? the different kinds of people. It is this fact perhaps that prompted Ella Wheeler WUoox to write the following lines: "So many gods, so many creeds; Sa. many ways that wind and wind; ' When just the art of being kind hi all this old world needs." Athens was a . great center for the manufacture of images repre senting the different rods. We are told that these manufacturers were very diligent and shrewd in tne arts oi tneir craft, and persu aded the Athenians to have erect ed in a public place images of every known god, and then fear ing that some god had been over looked or not heard from, they erected one "To The Unknown According to Grecian mytholo gy Isis was the mother of all the gods, but, after the manner of Mivs. Casey Jones, some of the gids had ' 1 another1 papa on the' Salt Lake Line." The intelligence of the world has repudiated much of the super stitution of Grecian mythology and overthrown its gods, but in their stead it has efeuted one possessing all their vices and none of the virtues, and a thousand times more powerful and diaboli cal. The god, Mammon, is the High-Muck-a-muck of all the gods of the 20th century, and there is scarcely a spot on earth where his devotees and disciples are not in evidence, or where his power is not supreme. His satellites are greed, graft, lust and pride. These agents and emisaries of Mammon and high priests of hell have traversed the earth and spread their baneful influence in all the fields of human endeavor as did the flame tailed foxes of Fhilistia spread fire amongthe grain fields of that land. GREED. The spirit of greed permeates Hir commercial and industrial j systems. It is the parent of de ceit, lies and larceny. It carries in its heart the spirit of murder and is the fruitful source of all our wars. It mocks at virtue and offers a premium on dishonesty. It corrupts manhood by holding out . inducements to ' get ; rich quick"; and easy. It warps the intellect and corrupts the heart. It is heartless and remorseless in its transactions between man and man, and crushes the spirit of brotherhood of ' the human race. While" it is present m every church it worships at no ahme ex eept that of Mammon;. It exacts toll from toil, tribute from, tri umph and places a penalty on poverty. . It plies its pilfering practices in the name of business. It takes shelter under its own suc cess, and builds a barrier between itself and the penitentiary with its ill-gotten gains. It flaunts its spoil in the face of its victims'and requires them to bow before its mandates and orinage under ite THE REDWCED CLUB RMTES IN CLUBS OF FIVE OR MORE, TEN CENTS A YEAR The regular price o single subscriptions to the Fool-Killer has always been 25 cents, or 15 cents in clubs of five or more. But since Wilson has made times so prosperous and reduced the cost of liring, I hare decided to gire bargain rates on The Fool-Killer f or awhile. Until further notice, subscriptions will be accepted, In clubs of five or more at one time, at ten cents per year each. The Fool-Killer is nearly five years old. It has become an established institution and is well known all over the country. It now has a national circulation of over 25,000 copies each month. It goes to every state in the Union, and also to Cuba, Canada, England, Africa, and many foreign lands. At the very low price I make, it is impossible to give premiums to club raisers, but thousands of people enjoy getting up clubs just for the fun of it and to help out a good cause. You will enjoy it too, and you are hereby invited to become a regular club-raiser. If you can distribute some sam ples into good hands, all they will cost you is to ask for them. Address all letters and make all orders payable to: THE FOOL -KILLER, MORATIAN FALLS, X. C. wrath, and it has capped the climax of its crimes by plunging the nations of the old world into a war more henious in its concep tion, more diabolical in its opera tions, and more disastrous in its results than any that has ever be fore recorded in the annuals of history. GRAFT. Graft is a half brother and the tool of Greed. It assists Greed in all of its undertakings ; its slimy hand corrupts the decisions of courts, the votes of law makers, the action of presidents and gov ernors, the independence of the press, the sermons of ministers and the honesty of manhood. It is present in every political trans action and its polluting influence has made politics a cesspool of corruption. It aids and abets the whiskey traffic and protects the Houses of prostitution and the damnable system of white slavery Its slimy trail can be traced tq- the press, the platform and the pulpit. It encourages vice and rewards crime. It has become so common that it is looked upon as conventional. It corrupts the i church, perverts patriotism, sub sidizes statesmen, defies decency and jeopardizes justice. LUST. Lust feeds upon the victims of Greed and Graft- It flourishes In the factory where Greed has impaled its victims on the verge of poverty. It feasts with the denizens of the demimonde, the re fuge of fallen virtue. It flirts with the flitting followers of fashion who expose their naked ness to the gaze of its amorous eyes. , Disguised in the habili ments of love, it lays seige to vir tue and drags its innocent victims to destruction, dispair and death. rure ana innocent gins, juit dio- soifcing into womanhood, art its favorite victims: It recks not the anguish and Suffering it cauii. It heeds not the prayergahd plead ing of its prey. Its paisions ixmt be appeased. It is a part and parcel. of the putrefied industrial piracy and plutocratic plunder. Six hundred thousand public pro stitutes ; and that is not half 'of the army required to satiate the unholy passion of this mbniter god of the 20th century. PRIDE. Pride is a daughter of Mam mon, ,a sister of Greed, a cousin ot Gratf and the mother of Lust. She stands high in the estimation of the plutocratic princes of plun der, and is a royal reigning re gent of the House of Hell. She 5Vi pmi- FOOL - KILLER fancies the follies of fashion and is clothed in fine rainment and costly jewels created- by" the sweat of labor. She basks in the sunshine of pleasure and is en raptured by amorous dssires of her admirers. She delights in shewing her shape and exposing the physical charms of her nak edness. She pouts at her para mours and plays with the pimps of plutocracy. She seeks to sat isfy her own selfishness and to 'gratify her own desires. She flaunts her follies in the faces ol the fools who follow her and fawn upon her frivolous and fan tastic fabrications. She poses for public attention yet despises the idiots who adore her. Pride of riches j Pride of power, and pride of dress constitute a trinity of damnation. These are the gods of the 20th century before whose altars the people bow and at whose shrine they worship. Is it not about time for some heathen craftsman to come over here and erect an image bearing the inscription. 1 1 TO THE UNKNOWN GOD ' ' 1 WAR WHOOPS. W. S. Morgan. Arizona recently hanged eleven men in one day and from the same scafford for killing other men, but in Germany they shoot a man if he refuses to go out and kill other men. In war a premium is offered for the greatest man killer. The war in Europe is helping The Fool -Killer out in its work. but it is pretty tough on the fools. The bloody carnage in Europe is one of the conventional freaks of civilization. War brutalize a nation, licen ses ' crime, ; and breeds vies and corruption its path' is desolation ana its victories out empty biud les. : - : y ; 'y ; ' . The training of younfc .sea. for war is a national sin. The nations of Europe sowed !to the wind and now they are : ii ". i i i reaping -tne wmriwina. It is now in order for the na tions of Europe who are at war with each other to reeall their missionaries from the heathen lands. The man who wants to take another man 's lift except in self defense, is either a fool or a iaur dertr at It&rt. IDIOTORIALS. In Poland, as elsewhere, the sol dier Lodz, and then fire's.- N - Congress is hard at work doing nothing, and seems to be doing it very well. The soup-houses are multiply ing, and the bread-lines are get ting longer. Hurrah for "Wilson prosperity!" " Wilson will make England stop searching our ships ju3t about like he made Huerta salute our flag. You remember that lute5 don't you? sa- That "Employment Bureau" that Woodpile is going to start will probably find soft jobs at the pie counter for a few more pet Democrats. Nothing more is expected. One day we are told that the war in Europe is making this country prosperous, and the next day we are informed that it is causing the hard times. Looks to me like drawing sweet and bitter out of the same bung-hole. Democracy's "prosperity hoss" has got hung up in the mud of hard . times, but Woodpile, the driver, is still trying to make it go. It all reminds me of the Irishman who was driving an old i horse, and the horse fell down and wouldn't get up. So Pat stormed out, "Git up from there, you lazy beast, or I'll drive right over ye: START A FLOCK OF HEHS THAT ARE HEAVY LAYERS MINT DAV $3.00 to $5.00 per UUH I I HI Setting of Eggs. I'll sell you just as good for $1.50 and $2.00. , SENT BY PARCELS POOT PREPAID. Rhode Island Reds, the Best All- Round Farm Hen. Eggs, From my No. 1 Peas, $3.03 per Setting of. 1 eggs. Eggs, Fpobi Hy Ho. 2. Pens, CUO Setting of 15 eggs, Eggs, S. C. VITkita Leghorns, CL50 ftx Setting oM eggs. Eggs, mite TTyadotte, $1.60 fftr Setting d H eggs. 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