Foreign News: Salesman of Death

In Paris many a child has been frightened to silence, many a joke of macabre humor has been evoked by the name "Monsieur de Paris," Government executioner. Everyone knows that this is not his real name, that whoever happens to be the official French executioner always skulks behind the name Monsieur de Paris. Last week Paris learned the real name of "the present 'M. de Paris.' " He is M. Anatole Deibler.

In all France there is only one current guillotine knife, although there are many scaffolds. Therefore M. de Paris has to travel, sometimes to Marseilles to decapitate a taker of...