ITALY: Dagger Falls

A mustachioed bandit with pistols at his sash and a dagger in his hand is suddenly pounced upon by an unarmed man of burly figure clad in impeccable morning clothes. They grapple. The bandit is forced to the wall and nearly strangled. The hand that held the dagger opens and the dagger rattles to the ground. . . .

The scene just described was recently cartooned for Punch, British weekly, to visualize the recent successes of Signor Mussolini in stamping out large numbers of the secret bandit gangs or "Mafia" in Sicily (TIME,...

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