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A noted architect and writer commends Thomas Edison for his progress in developing the phonograph and predicts great things for its future.
“The masses on either side support the same leaders, use the same catchwords, read the same newspapers, and learn from them all that is good of their own party, and all that is bad of the other, and much that is not true of both.”
“Is there no longer such a thing as a recognized absurdity in the world?”