FIENDn. A being whose existence is invaluable to the newspaper reporters, to whom, however, it is but just to admit that they commonly censure and deplore his way of life. To the “fiend in human shape” they exhibit a particular animosity, insensible, it would seem, to the compliment implied by the assumption of the “form divine.” Their condemnation of “the fire-fiend” is notably tempered by a certain lurid enthusiasm, and the “lunch-fiend” suffers only such disfavor as is provoked by his competition.