In determining his fee, a high-grade physician considers his patient and the circumstances of the case. So, too, does the high-grade hangman.
Last week, Hangman Herman Meyers, 60, of New Orleans, La., told the following story to the New Orleans Item-Tribune:
"I talked to the Sheriff on long distance and asked $275 for hanging Mrs. Leboeuf and Dr. Dreher. The Sheriff thought that was too much money. But he finally agreed.
"I took a train for Franklin, La., Friday night. The ticket cost $6 and I had a little money left. I got hungry...