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find me. Mrs. L. Shakespeare, 1917
W. Harrison St.
. REAL ESTATE INCOME. Does
Marjorie Louise Cuthbert know that
the income from real estate is little
above 6 per cent? A good many
buildings pay only 5 per cent on the
investment If the return were less
there would be little building going on
as" people would invest where it paid
Another 'thing to bear in mind in
discussing this question is that every
improvement which makes a house
better to live in is taxed. The more
you improve the higher you are tax
ed. We are a little ahead of colonial
times, when a man was taxed for
carrying a watch, or of France of the
17th century when every window
pane was taxed. We still adhere to
the obsolete, injurious tax system
which discourages improvements and
acts as a fine on enterprise and in
dustry. J. W.
THE VOICE OF THE PEOPLE
The most encouraging words now
being expressed are to be found in
the Chicago Day Book and in the
small department "called The Public
Forum, contrasted with the awful
collection of fabrications poured out
upon the public from professional
journalists. These brief items from
the people appear to prove the an
cient saying, "Vox populi vox Dei."
It is clearly manifest that each
writer is now seeing and -stating the
causes of all social discord and un
happiness to be those twin brothers
of iniquity, "Church and State."
In the commercialized press you
see enormous masses of paper cov
ered with reports and editorials giv
ing in detail the wretched occurrenc
es taking place all over the earth.
They state alleged correlation of
facts but do not give the facts pure
They have much to say of vice and
wickedness and in their demands of
punjsljment of fee victims pf the
above-mentioned sources of all evil,
"Church and State." And then, with,
infernal impertinence say that the
victims should be submitted to such
punishment as church and state may
see fit to inflict upon them for having
done that which the dicta of the
church and state have forced them
to do. Their emissaries, the courts
and lawyers, then proceed to pick the
pockets of pickpockets and prosti
tutes of the last penny the victims
and their friends can produce. And
when no more blood money can be
produced throw them into jail or on
the street disgraced and no longer
able to obtain employment because
of the stigma placed upon them by
the scribe and Pharisee.
Our own country, the TJ. S. A., can
not escape and should not escape. We
have made a god of the dollar, by the
dollar and for the dollar. In fact,
such government is a natural progeny
of the scribe and Pharisee.
Read again St. Matthew, 23d.
Those words of Christ are more ap
plicable to the "Church and State"
of today than to that which crucified
him 1,900 years ago.
Brush aside all the slick sophistica
tions of the scribe and Pharisees from
that day to ours and you wil find
that whatever rules the universe
must inevitably destroy those evils'
professing to do his will.
Touching upon the thought of the
Ruler of all things, every man shall
speak with greater diffidence. Vague-:
ness of expression is better than
harsh affirmation. It is the unknow
able. To us the term "nature" will
best suffice. It is the book from
which Christ taught It leaves a wide,
leeway for any sinner. It has allowed
a leeway for nearly 2,000 years to the
father of all evil," Church and Stated
The very ultimate of inquity.
That surely gives we small sinners
good reason for life. However, it is
not my province to preach or solilo-y
quize. The truth is plain. He who
runs may read. The omnipotent powrf
J er Js welling, up through the common.
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