FRANCE: Happy as a Cuckoo

In the little opera house of the town of Bastia, Corsica, the French Government last week put on trial for 14 separate murders the most notorious of all Corsican bandits—André Spada.

Thirteen years ago when Spada first set out to make a name for himself with a double-barreled shotgun and a pocketful of shells, he was a plump, handsome young man, looking for all the world like a road company tenor in Cavalleria Rusticana. His reputation began to grow when he shot two gendarmes in the back, killing one. He considered the...

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