Self-Appointed Leader of the “Four Hundred”
of New York.
“A Prince of Cooks and Coats.”
It was not much: it was rank presumption; it was nonsense, absurd. “There’s no such thing possible in America as class distinction; in fact, it does not exist, cannot exist; the ‘Four Hundred’ of New York is a joke, a by-word, a stupendous folly.”