The Press: Conkling

Roscoe Platt Conkling—for three weeks every scandal-nosing news cub has leered as he mouthed that name. Mr. Conkling is a roving gas engineer who plays the violin. Mrs. Sidney Erskine Brewster, petite and 26, did not guard the letters he wrote her with discretion. Mr. Brewster, 29, was an aviator, Manhattan scion, grew not to perceive the jest, killed his wife as she was dressing for dinner clad only in her chemise, killed himself. What editor or printer's devil in the U. S. does not know that? But what editor asked: "Who...

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