Foreign News: Frog-Blooded Execution

Because the New Hebrides are governed jointly by France and Great Britain there is scandal and backbiting about almost everything that British or French officials on the islands do. Last week the trouble was about beheading.

Fourteen Chinese had been arrested for the murder of a French planter. Six were sentenced by a French court to Death. Anxious that the execution should be comme il faut, reflecting that the condemned men were Orientals, the French Court sent for an Oriental headsman, obtained after some difficulty a scowling Japanese adept with his great broad...

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