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APPROPRIATE HONOR WORTHILY BESTOWED
It means a good deal that President Wilson has asked Louis F. Post to
be assistant secretary of labor.
Post is an editor who for many years has preferred freedom to write
and speak the truth as he sees it to a big income with somebody else hold
ing a string on him.
He is a single taxer who would rather open the mind of an uninformed
skeptic of that doctrine than eat a meal.
He is a "conspirator who for almost a generation has been plotting
with other democrats throughout the laud how best to try to make life
brighter for the poor and humble.
Not half a dozen men now alive have done more to advance sane radi
calism than Louis Post through his writings in "The Public," his lectures,
his coaching of -menin the public eye and the fine influence of his unselfish
He helped Altgeld and Henry D. Lloyd and Bryan and Mayor Dunne of
Chicago in the trying days of Dunne's battle royal with the Yerkes traction
octopus; hevas aright bower to Henry George and Tom Johnson, and there
hasn't been a struggle toward democracy in the past 30 years in which he
wasn't reiady and eager to do his utmost on the people's side.
Post has been honest, earnest, studious, pugnacious, resourceful, cour
ageous and persevering, He represents the kind of citizenship this country
needs to-offset the natural tendency of the average man toward laziness,
sluggishnss and the- easiest way.
In selecting 'a 'man like him for notable distinction the president has
shown a fine discrimination and has proved that he himself Is a free spirit.
The honor is to the clean, the brave and the jlemocratic journalism
THE ABUSED VEGETABLE
'he Mohammedans tells that when
Sltan, stepped out of the Garden of
en,, after he d sent Eve home full
apples, garlic sprang up where he
laced his left foot and onion where
planted his right, according to our
loking expert, Caroline Goe.
Maybe that accounts for man's fol-
wing in the footsteps of the Old
toy so closely, for it is a fact that
lor thousands of years, since the Hin-
loo sacred writings were written and
ld China began to record history.
lan has found that garlic or onion
ras about the best vegetable he could
put into himself. There's truth as
well as poetry In the saying, An
onion, a day keeps the doctor away.1'
Germans, Italians and Spanish eat
onions as the great American does
apples or peanuts, and there is at
least one whole nation whose nation
al smell is garlic. Crews of whaling
vessels have saved themselves from
scurvy with onions, and in pioneer
days in the West an onion was often
worth its weight in silver.
According to Mohammedan tradi
tion, Adam didn't have any onions
until after Satan began stepping off
onions with right foot, garlic with
left Every once in a while, some
tradition, or discovery, or theory
comes up to add to the suspicion
that all was not sunshine, Tor Adam,
living all alone in that garden with
Eve. One can almost 'picture him
hitching up the suspenders of his
fig-leave trunks, taking the trail of
that strong scent left by Satan, right
foot, left foot, and hoping for T:he
best as he quit the garden, with Eve
trailing along behind , him kicking
about the odor, as she has ever since.
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