The Press: Backstairs Gossip

Honor among thieves exists only when it is enforced by the menace of mutual guilt. Righteousness among thieves, on the other hand, is chiefly conspicuous when one cutpurse can better himself by loudly proclaiming the iniquity of his rival or accomplice. This inversion, found among the practitioners of many trades, was illustrated last week by a scuffle between two Manhattan sheetlets—the Danly Mirror and The New York Evening Graphic.

The Mirror, seeing the illimitable controversial possibilities in the rumor of the engagement of a millionaire Hebrew songwriter to the daughter of a Roman...

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