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SENTENCED I gIGHT MEMBERS OF ITALIAN SECRET SOCIETY GIVEN 30 YEARS EACH OTHERS GET 3-10 YEARS. Others of Band Get From Three to Ten Years—All Enraged—One Attempts to Take Own Life —Blow Dealt Clan. Vitorbo, July 10. — The Camorrists who have been in trial for nearly two years on the charge of having mur [lered General Cuocola and his wife |n June 1906, have been adjudged guilty in varying degrees. The ver dict declares Corrado Sortino guilty of both murders; Nicoio Morra, An tonio Cerrato and Mariano di Gen paro guilty of the murder of Cuocolo and Giuseppe Salvi guilty of the mur der of Cuocolo's wife. Enrico Alfano, the alleged leader of the Camorrists; Giovanni Raid, di Marinas and the others are convicted of being instig ators of the crime and members of a criminal organization. The president of the court immedi ately sentenced the condemned men. Sortino, Merrato, Salvi, Morra, di Gen naro, Alfano, Rapi and di Marinas were sentenced to 30 years imprison ment and to 10 years police surveil lance each; di Mattio to 10 years and six months imprisonment and ten years surveillance; Ascrittore to ten years imprisonment and three years surveillance; Vitozzi, the priest, sev en years imprisonment and three years surveillance. When the accused men were placed in the iron cage to hear the verdict, di Marinas suddenly drew forth a piece of glass and cut his throat. He fell to the floor in a pool of blood and general pandemonium broke loose. The other prisoners screamed like wild animals, shouting invectives and Imprecations. Rapi shouted: "This innocent blood is crying for revenge." Alfano raged around and recalled his brother's death, who he cried, was a "victim of injustice and a man who had suffered the martyrdom of inno pence." Vitozzi knelt weeping and praying, All the prisoners acted like maniacs and the carbineers had difficulty in forcing their way into the cage to maintain order and carry out the wounded di Marinas. The pronouncement of sentence was received with uproarous protests from the condemned men. One of them shouted: "We are innocent. This is legal assassination." Some of them shook their fists al the judge and others tore- at the bars of the cage. They attempted in con cert to harangue those assembled in the court. Di Marinas is in a serious condi tion. The glass, with which he at tempted suicide, severed an artery which was tied, but the moment d: Marinas was left alone he tore ofl the bandages and reopened the wound Surgeons again dressed his injuries but the wounded man declared that he was determined to die. The verdict as a whole proved some what of a surprise and all are agreed that the severity of the sentences is the last blow to the Camorra, whict has practically been annihilated sines the arrest of its leaders. N. E. A. TO ASK CONGRESS Millions of Country Children Making Poor Progress. Chicago, July 10.—Confronted by £ demand that congress be asked tc appropriate money to relieve what ;was termed "the lowly, heart-rending and tragic condition of the rura' schools of the country," the Nationa' Education association opened its fif tieth annual convention. Reports had been submitted that of the 20,000,00< public school pupils in the United States 12,000,000 were being educated jin rural schools and that only one third of the country boys and girli were making satisfactory showing. ' Thomas Harris, state superintend ent of schools of Baton Rouge, La. declared before the vast assemblagt of educators that the condition of tin .rural schools was becoming so de jplorable it was time for the federa (government to provide both mone; and methods to remedy the sifliation 'Mr. Harris left it to the conventioi !to decide what steps should be takei ( to induce the federal government t< dend assistance. • Yale Postoffice Robbed. j^iron, S. D., July 10.—Charged witl jrdbbing the postottice at Yale, a smal' town nine miles from here, of $200 ; men giving their names as C. Ander son and Frank Williamtf are in Jal here. NEWS OF MONTANA Important Happenings of the Week Briefly Told. FRUIT CROP TO BE BIG No Blight or Pests Exist and Harvest is Promising. Billings.—The greatest fruit, crop ever produced in the Yellowstone and connecting valleys will be gathered the present summer and autumn, in the opinion of those who have recently made an inspection of orchards in this section. Not only will the apple crop be immense, but the same will be true with plums, crab apples, and all small fruits. Every bearing apple tree in eastern Montana, according to the horticultur ists, has a capacity load and it is be lieved it will be necessary to support a majority of the branches to prevent their breaking when the apples attain their full size. Although the acreage of strawber ries is not great, wherever the plants are in existence they are showing a record-breaking yield. The berries are the largest and most delicious ever produced in this locality. It is under stood the same is true in case of black berries, raspberries and gooseberries. Another condition over which or chardists are congratulating them selves is that virtually no blight ex ists in their trees, and there is free dom from the various pests which in fest other sections. With every indication that crops of all kinds in the valleys and on the lands above the ditch will be at least equal to the best ever harvested, and with orchards loaded with delicious fruit, prosperity without stint is ap parently in store. MAYGER WILL RETIRE. Greatest Gold Producing Property Passes to New Management. Helena.—William Mayger, the vet eran manager of the famous Brum lummon mine at Marysville, has ten dered his resignation, and George H. Quimby of Denver has been appoint ted to succeed him. Mr. Mayger has managed the affairs of the St. Louis Mining and Milling company in this State for thirty years. He will main tain his interest in the property, but lias turned the management over to a younger man. Mr. Quimby has as asumed charge, and steps have al ready been taken to build a modern 100-ton capacity cyanide mill. The Brumlummon is the greatest gold producing mine in Montana. It was discovered in the latter '70s by Thomas Cruse. Mr. Cruse mined and shipped enough ore to enable him to build a ten-stamp mill, and he had op erated It but a short time when a par ty of London capitalists paid him $650,000 in cash and $1,000,000 in the stock of the company for the property. Shortly thereafter a 100-stamp mill was built, and the mine has since produced between $28,000,000 and $33,000,000. LOWER RAIL RATES. Montana Merchants Held Orders for New Schedules. Helena.—Hundreds of merchants ol Montana, who delayed ordering goods to take advantage of reduced freight rates that hinged upon the Spokane case, have made arrangements to have stocks shipped now since on July 1 the new Montana interstate rates were scheduled to go into effect. June 15 the compromise rates in the Spokane case became effective, but only two or three advance copies oi the tariff have been received in Hel ena. At the time the railroads offered to compromise the points at issue in the Spokane case, Montana ship pers strongly opposed it, fearing the compromise rates would enable Spo kane jobbers to invade the field ol Montana jobbers. The railroads, however, allayed this apprehension by promising that the Spokane rates would be the maximum for rates put into effect from the east tb Montana common points. The Mon tana tariff became effective July 1. Because of this, merchants all ovei the state delayed ordering goods figuring that by waiting until July they may possibly obtain rates that will be lower than the old ones, and that in any event they will not be any greater than are rates charged to Spo kane. Montana Knights Templar Elect. Billings.—At the Montana Knights Templar annual conclave, Maurice A. Walker, of Dillon, was elected grand commander. Kalispell was chosen as the next meeting place. Mining Man Killed by Auto. Butte.—Daniel Agea, a well known mining man, was killed near t vr« when his auto overturned and f«U ?s kim. MAY ASK TAFI 10 REPUBLICAN OFFICEHOLDERS WILL CIRCULATE A NATION WIDE PETITION. FEAR OF DEFEAT, CAUSE. Roosevelt May Also Be Asked to Give Way to Compromise Choice for Sake of Har mony. Washington, July 10. — A nation wide movement to petition President Taft to withdraw as a Republican presidential candidate is being back ed by a large number of Republican office holders who feel that they face defeat in November unless the breach in the party can be healed. These men Include members of con gress, members of slate legislatures that will elect United States senators, state and county office holders and party candidates. If the movement to petition Mr. Taft to withdraw succeeds in gaining any volume, it is said these same men, in the interest of party harmony, may ask Colonel Roosevelt also to with draw as a prospective candidate for an independent nomination and permit a compromise selection of some man agreeable to both factions. It is the desire of the promoters of the scheme that a decision shall be reached before August 5, when the Roosevelt faction plans to hold a con vention in Chicago. The circulation of petitions, it was declared, would be made within a week. It was said the movement would begin spontaneously in every state. The organizers now are circulating blank forms of petitions and appoint ing supervisors who, in turn, will en gage canvassers to solicit the signa tures of Republican voters. The authors of the plan expect to offer to practically every Republican voter in the United States a chance to express his opinion of Mr. Taft's candidacy, either by signing the peti tion or rejecting it. The movement is in the hands of several well known members of con gress. They are being aided by many of the extreme Roosevelt Republicans. The enlistment of the national Pro gressive organization in the movement has been sought and It was said that Senator Dixon's organization was wil ling to co-operate. Information that the petitions were to be put before the voters has just leaked out. No particular person is authority for the statement and members of con gress concerned were unwilling to stand sponsor for it until the move ment was under way. In the circulation of the anti-Taft petitions an effort will he made to get them signed by organization Re publicans and others who have stood with the president as well as by citi zens who have occupied neutral ground. There will be no special effort made to get Progressive Republican signa tures as It is believed that to confine the petitions to that faction would en compass the defeat of the movement. The sponsors of the plan say one of its first results would be to let Mr. Taft know if there are considerable number of Republicans who believe he should step aside in the interest of harmony. July Crop Report. Washington, July 10.—The July crop report of the department of agricul ture, indicated yield per acre and the total production of winter wheat. Condition 73.3 per cent of a normal, compared with 7G.8 per cent on July 1 last year and 80.2 per cent, the aver age normal condition for the past 10 years on July 1. Indicated yield per acre 13.9 bushels, compared with 14.8 bushels last year and 15.5 bushels, the average for the past five years. Esti mated total production 358,000,000 bushels, compared with 430,656,000 bushels last year, 434,142,000 bushels in 1910 and 418,000,000 bushels in 1909, as returned by the census bureau. Contract Let. Minneapolis, June 10.—Contract has been let for the construction by Oct. 1 of a suburban electric line between Minneapolis and Anoka. The road is to be operated by the Minneapolis & Northern Railway company, incorpor ated under the laws of Maine with a capitalization of $500,000. Rye Harvest Begun. Cannon Falls, Minn., July 10.—Th£ rye harvest has begun here, with prospects for a good yield. All the tame fruits except apples will be plenty. Wild grapes aud plums give promise to being more abundant than usu&L Co With the Elks to Portland $ 49.90 Round trip from Wi baux any day from July 3 to 7 inclusive. Stopovers allowed in either direction in going transit limit July 13. Final return limit July 31. No vali dation for return passage required. These tickets are especially arranged for the Elks Grand Lodge at Port land, July 8 to 13. Many special parties are arranged for via the Northern Pacific; arrange to go on one of them. Be sure your ticket reads via Montana's Pio neer Line. Four through trains daily in each direc tion. B. D. McMasters, Agent Northern P acific Railway Spring Remedies We have ax full line of Spring Remedies all the Old Reliables, and some new ones that are really good. If you have not prepared your system for the hot weather, it's time to do it now. . . Wibaux Drug Jewelry Company Phone No. 49 Wibaux, Mont. The Elite Pool Hall JOHN KLANDER, PROPRIETOR Cigars, Tobaccos, Confectionery New Cues, Balls and Tables— Pool and Billiards a Specialty. The Best Place in Wib aux to Sp end Your Leisure Hours Drop in—up stairs Rucker's Hall. Excursion Fares to the Ea^t and We^t From Wibaux TO Chicago and return.......$45.10 Milwaukee! and return.... 42 10 St. Louis and return...... 52.00 Peoria and return........ 45.80 St. Paul and return....... 31.00 On sale June 1, 7, 8, 10, 11, 14, TO Minneapolis and return.. ■ $30.50 Duluth, Superior, return.. 31.30 Omaha and return........ 3*. .50 Kansas City and return -.. 47.00 15. 20, 21, 22, 29; July 3, 12. 20; ugust 1, 2, 23, 31; September I, 5. Coin# limit 10 days from ite of sale, final return limit October 31. Stopovers. fHPH a a To Seattle, Tacoma, Portland, Vancouver, Vietoria, KM Moclips, Holladay and Clatsop and Long Beach points ^ 1 On sale June 1 to Sept. 15, final limit Oct. 31. Stop'rs Travel in comfort on any one of the four through electric-lighted flyers east and west daily Northern Pacific Railway "Route of the Great Big Baked Potato" Ask for illustrated folder "Summer Trips to Pacific Coast" R II MclWfletPrfi Awnt. Wihanx. Mftnt.