The High Class Bartender is of a Different and Superior Metal
“On the night of the great Baltimore fire  no fewer than fifty five downtown bartenders had to be dragged from their posts of duty by the firemen. Some wept piteously; others fought their way back to the ruins; one, I am told, committed suicide.”
“Of saloonkeepers I undertake no defense. But the high class bartender is of a different and superior metal.”
“You will go far among bartenders before you find a scoundrel or a fool.”
The Young Mencken: The Best of His Work, 1973.