Search America's historic newspaper pages from 1789-1924 or use the U.S. Newspaper Directory to find information about American newspapers published between 1690-present. Chronicling America is sponsored jointly by the
National Endowment for the Humanities and the Library of Congress. external link Learn more
Image provided by: University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign Library, Urbana, IL
Newspaper Page Text
ing ashamed to have It Intimated that
he is influenced either in political or
religious thought by the fakers who
have had the effrontery to stand as
teachers in those departments. In
fact, millions are growing conscious
of the truth that such creatures are
plain leeches, vampires, bloodsuckers.
Indeed, that all government to date is
an imposture,, an accursed imposition
set on foot by the holier-than-thou
vagabonds when the world was
young, now known tinder the names
of church and state. They are the
limit of profanation. The small poem
enclosed poetizes the nameless
wrongs of those institutions better
than I can do it in prose. I. N. Al
bright, 2348 W. Harrison st.
Almighty Cod, will you not cause
Destruction of all man-made laws
Which cause all sin and poverty
And charge such evils unto Thee?
Leave not one sign above the sod
Of man-made laws, Almighty God.
They strive to kill Thy love with hate
And in Thy stead plant Church and
Nothing but Love can eyer grow
From that which causeth human woe.
Teach us Thy law, in Nature's word
Is love for man and brute and bird.
Destroy those profanations, Lord,
Now by all honest men abhorred;
They break Thy -great command:
Assuming that Thou hast forgot.
Let us no longer, Lord, repeat
The sense-benumbing self-conceit,
Which says our laws proceed from
Through Church and State, to set us
Send 'round this earth a wave of
To kill each lie that has been taught
By men without a sense of shame, ,
Who do such evils in Thy name.
Remember, Lord, the awful fate
Placed on Thy love by Church and
Time cannot lessen the degree
Of that great crime and calumny.
t re so-called sinners now proclaim
Our trust in Thee, whate'er Thy
We cannot know Thee, but we feel
All nature doth Thy love reveal.
Grant us the power, Lord, to slay
Whatever turns Thy love away;
For that which now doth desecrate
Thy love is naught but Church and
That Christ by Church and State wa3
Can now be seen so very plain
That even he who runs may read,
Lest blinded by the lust of greed.
Whence comes this vision, Lord, to
To speak so in defense of Thee?
Whence doth this force originate
To damn Thy foes, the Church and
I can but say, Thy will be done,
And trust their evil course is run,
And pray that o'er their grave may
Christ Jesus, and his Paradise.
TAXING VACANT LOTS
Editor Day Book Being a strong
advocate of a free press I am a dally
reader of The Day Book, the only
free press in Chicago.
I would like to reply to some of the
letters about taxing vacant lots.
Being a carpenter and not owning
any property, I would be very glad
to see almost anything that would
revive the building business.
But why so much talk about tax
ing vacant lots?
Aren't a few vacant lots necessary
Ak..' y-jjfc.1 titAi