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Page 509 of Compromises of life : and other lectures and addresses, including some observations on certain downward tendencies of modern society / by Henry Watterson.

Appendix are still voting for Jefferson, Jackson, and Tilden, and likewise of those Republicans, who, in matters of lit- erature, science, and art-discounting its politics as at the worse a disagreeable idiosyncrasy-do not wish, cer- tainly do not mean, to be left at the post. If the Pittsburg Press were up to date-if it had any kind of style about it-surely it would not, in speaking of the editor of the Courier-Journal, fall into the stu- pidity of picturing him as half-horse and half-alligator of the regulation variety. There is "no sich a person," as Mrs. Gamp might say; though of this, more anon! Quoting Mr. Andrew Carnegie, Dr. Edward Everett Hale and Professor Peabody in identical corroboration of all the Courier-Journal has ever said, the Press pro- ceeds thus: --It is quite evident, therefore, that the state of affairs is serious. When Colonel Watterson effervesces, we may per- haps pardonably shrug our shoulders and go on in the way we are going. But when Mr. Carnegie, Professor Peabody, and Edward Everett Hale and men of their stamp confess their indignation and alarm, the evil must be real and it must be pressing. It is to be trusted they will continue raising their potent voices as eloquently as they have begun. Men of right ideas but meagre bank accounts may be sneered down when they venture to condemn the unworthy example of youthful millionaires who impudently set up a golden calf and find thousands eager to worship it. But Carnegie, Pea- body, and Hale-these are men on whom the best-directed sneers fail to leave their mark. When they begin to turn aside with righteously flaming eyes from monkey parties and other orgies supposed to be smart, many silly hands that had been rapturously demonstrative before will suddenly cease their applause." Observing that the "effervescence" ascribed to the editor of the Courier-Journal is nearly a year old-in- 509

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