"To the Russian Peasantry . . ."
The courteous French way of easing a man to the guillotine is to set excellent meals before him for several days previous, offer him brandy & cigarets at dawn and finally for the ornate Garde Républicaine to salute the condemned as he walks from the police van to death. All these amenities were offered last week to Paul Gorgulov. Russian slayer of the President of the Republic, Paul Doumer (TIME, May 16).
Nearly all France believed Assassin Gorgulov to be mad. There was comment and there...