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The day book. (Chicago, Ill.) 1911-1917, October 08, 1914, LAST EDITION, Image 10

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This sect are evidently very deeply
sectarian and narrow when they
come into conversation with the
"worldly wise." Without judging
them ignorant they display a sin
cerity in their belief that conforms
to simplicity, equality and self-sacrifice.
Very likely there are exceptions
among them. But the power of God
was well manifest in their thinking,
that they truly realized whom they
must appeal to first to stop the war.
It would be useless to change their
belief in this respect. They plainly
said, that if this war shall stop the
people at war must stop their sinful
thoughts and acts of murdering each
other. That God does not care how
long his people live in sin and think
of evil or who gets licked. That aa
servants of God we who are in his
light and truth, it is our duty to
spread this true and only gospel.
Sermon from 2d chapter, 1st Cor
inthians. Speaker dwelt partly on
the 3d verse, but reflected over the
entire chapter. Both English and
Swedish language being used.
The above is condensed because it
is required for The Day Book. It is
no criticism of the nation's day of
prayer for peace or its president,
whom we honor. But it is written
because I found some people near
home who enthusiastically and sin
cerely worship in a spirit that seems
strange and out of comparison with
orthodox, commonplace places of
worship.
If Mr. Johnson during this time or
perhaps at other times would attend
this "Pull Gospel Mission" service he
would find out how little the Al
mighty cares about this war. Aug
ust Olson, 3216 Osgood St.
LT. GALLERY ON JUDGES
Editor Day Book: Has it ever oc
curred to the readers of The Day
Book what a curious gang some of
our judges are? They seem to de
light in getting their names in the
newspapers; and in doing so the poor
"cop," as usual, is the "fall-guy," the
"goat," as it were. Judge Gemmill
is the latest to slam the "cop." Prob
ably he thinks that we have no family
pride, or no family or friends to feel
the disgrace of his false statements.
I know some very fine men among
the judges of Chicago, and I know
some infernal block-heads, men that
have split a two-dollar bill with a
"cop" and was glad to get half as a
fee while hanging around police
courts, before the voting male asses
of Chicago elected them to the hon
ored position of judge.
Honestly, at times I think that we
are all stark mad and if not, we are
a howling bunch of idiots, with the
politicians working hard to keep us
from ever getting our senses back.
For instance, a crooked shyster
lawyer, a cheap political trickster,
through our rotten system, and the
fact that he is not known, gets elect
ed as judge. The next morning he is
honored by the people and press and
is addressed with all seriousness as
"your honor," or "if your honor,
please," etc. And the newspapers
bow to him, make a "saint" out of
him though he'd make a better
devil and is, of course, the same
crooked shyster, the same political
trickster, the same low-down man.
No miracle happened to change him.
He's not changed. The people are
merely buncoed by custom and by the
politicians into the belief that he is
immaculate, that he is an angel, and
lacks but he wings.
During my time on the police force
I have met all kinds of judges. Some
of them were just delightful to listen
to, and "as square as a die," and
others, well, they were peaches. They
were about as honest as Bill Sikes
and as tricky as Fagin; and, when
ever I have had to call them "judge,"
or address them as "your honor," I
blushed with shame and felt as cheap
as a beggar and as big a liar as the
judge.
Watch the judge that continually
"roasts" the policeman, the protec
tor or our homes, our lives and prop-
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