FRANCE: Bluebeard Week

Something about a Barbe Bleu fires the emotions of Frenchmen. Men marry women and kill them for their wealth in every land; but in France a Barbe Bleu is news. Last week was bluebeard week at Marseilles, the chief and most casually immoral port city of France, and a famed stockade for transient White Slavers.

In the basement of a villa at Marseilles were found some weeks ago, the bodies of two women who appeared to have been bluebearded. The tenant, M. Camille Gaillard, was said to have been seen escaping with the body of a third woman slung over...