FRANCE: Glad Madman

Such a trial as could revolve only around a fanatic vortexed in Paris last week around Dr. Paul Gorgulov who was caught red-handed assassinating the President of the Republic, Paul Doumer (TIME, May 16). The strange proceedings so fascinated a group of young French lawyers that they stealthily occupied the press box one day when it was vacant, tried to hold it against the furious assaults of newshawks, had to be ousted by the police.

"I did not shoot Paul Doumer!" cried the prisoner (who in French courts may interrupt at any...

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