Epidemic of Suicides

Entitled as above, the following comes from Emporia, Kansas, through The Topeka Daily Capital:—

"Mayor Morse of Emporia formally asked the editors of Emporia papers to-day to refrain from publishing details of suicides. He said that the publication of details of suicides had caused the alarming epidemic of suicides in this community in the last two years. Beginning with that of Charles Cross, president of the wrecked First National Bank of Emporia, suicides have averaged almost one a month. During the past six months the number has increased, and last night the papers printed the details of three attempts in two days, making ten in the last two months

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