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Text for Page 162 [11-29-1859]

�Getty� and the one strumpet tattled this
of the other.           Gaylor had to do with this
�Getty� in the �Ornithorynchus � days.  I think
he quarreled with Wilkins of the Herald
about her.    She brought M.S. to the Pic
once, when Cahill assumed the part of editor,
Mort Thomson being out.    Cahill flattered her,
and I believe on Mort�s condemning the article
as bosh, paid for it himself.   He was on the
scent after carrion, too.     All �whores and
rogues � like Gonzalo�s kingdom.    To return
to the Saturday Press.   Clapp generally does an
impudent, flippant, Frenchy tainted editorial
in paragraphs of one sentence each, the rest is
Ada Clare, Getty Gay, Banks (and brays) Arnold
&c &c.  Wilkin�s provides a �feulleton�, brilliant,
cool, impudent and amusing, reading like a
translation from the French, and all the rest
of the p writers imitate him.     The paper is
a mere swindle on advertisers, principally
publishers, the circulation being nominal.  Clapp
talks each week of his going round to borrow
money to purchase paper.      Frank Wood �an
evaporating dish� of a young man, as Haney
characterized him, paid Clapp $25 of Stephen�s
money for suggesting the title of Vanity Fair.
I fancy the little literary Gorilla is a good
deal believed in by Wood; his inconceivable               
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