ITALY: Trial by the Year

Every now and then Fascist editors announce that Il Duce has suppressed the dread Sicilian Mafia "entirely," but every now and then a few hundred more Mafiosi are dragged into court.

In three big iron prisoners' cages at Sciacca. Sicily last week 185 were placed on trial. The total would have been 214 except that the rest were "sick in their cells," according to the warden of Sciacca's jail.

In the cage sat the Rev. Vincenzo Baiamonte. Archpriest of Burgio, and several former Mayors of local towns. Indeed last week's batch...

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