Press: Editorial of the Week

In San Francisco lately a motherly Christian Science practitioner had an obscure hotel clerk arrested for threatening her life in an excess of affection. A judge dismissed the complaint on condition that the accused man leave town. One day last fortnight the man disappeared from a coastwise steamer, left identical notes addressed to San Francisco newspapers. Few days later Hearst's Examiner editorialized:

"Just before Clifton M. Rogers, hotel clerk too much in love, ended his life he sat down and wrote:

" 'Statement to S. F. Examiner: I am tired of not making...

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