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AN ITALIAN MURDERER.

' Executions are not very, frequent in Italy, and when the sentence of death is 'carried out there, it may be taken for granted that the culprit has committed one or. more - crlihes qf unusual atrocity.' Sneh'abpears to be the case with' one Frederick- Alifcno, who was sentenced to death after having been found guilty upon n.fty-nine counts. 'TKesfe" fifty-nine counts" cßftrprised twelve wilful murders, seven • CaSea of manslaughter,, {pur _attsmpted murders, nineteen of "wounding arid- capturing people for the purpose of ransoming them, three of highway robbery with violence, and one of rap&> I Ten years ago, AUauro, who had had a quarrel with one of his "neighbors, lodgtd a couple of balls in his body one day in the presence of several people,' and took to the mountains, where he joined a. band fdf, brigands Who were driving a very- p'res- ' perons 1 trade. A peasant and his wife haying refused to harbour the goods which "ine^e brigands had to dispose of, Aliano came to their cottage one night and put them bxrth to death, being with great dlfii-

~<*dty rjestrained by one of his comrades from .gouging the eyes >->i their children. A few,- years- afterwards Aliam*. suspecting that one of his friends had beeu killed by a peasant called di Noja. avenged himself by stabbing his wife and shooting her sister. Not content with this, he returned to di Jfoj£B.cottage a few days later, and mur--TH*£a his daughter-in-law and two of his grandchildren. On returning from there, he met his own uncle, whom he suspected of being in communication with the police, sohe _tooktheopportunity toatabhim, andhiawife and child, who were walking with him. He then went to the cpttace, murdered another of their children',^ l a'ndsevei*ely injured the three others by pouring boiling water over them. Thire he had murdered seven people and wounded three in one day. A ni&nth later he captured a wealthy merchant, and not receiving the ramsom den manded, in due time cut off Brit his e«A and afterwards his head. So ferocious wu he that two of his comrades remonstrated with him, but the only result was that he shot them both. It , was only last autumn that Aliano was captured, ahd so strong is the feeling against capital punishment in Italy that it seemed doubtful a month ago whether he would be sent tq the .scaffold. Fortunately the King" refused to exercise his prerogative of pardon, and Aliano waa executed at Potenza a week ago. — Pall Mall Gazette. „ r , , m

- There is a Jersey farmer who ought to 'to get rich. Whenever he sees a neighbors boy squirming down the road with his hands clasped across hisßtomaoh, he always goes out into his -watermelon patch and counts the melons. > , < . . WSEN FoHRTHOTJBANi> DISINTiIRBSTED Physicians certify to the' excellence of an invigorative stimulant, sc^ptica as toefficacy— if there be any— might, as well , retire to "a backseat." Such an indorsement carries conviction to the mind of all rational persons. The above number of medical men have,.over their own signatures,most emphatically Confirmed the popular verdict long since r 'rendered iiifkvorof Udoltho Wolfe's ScaißßAit AaoirATic ScHKAPPS.^AaVTV ' •' •' • '

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AN ITALIAN MURDERER., Evening Post, Volume XII, Issue 112, 8 November 1875

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AN ITALIAN MURDERER. Evening Post, Volume XII, Issue 112, 8 November 1875

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