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A sensational trial of a gang of brigands is now proceeding at Potenza, in the Province of Basilicate, Italy, and again the public appetite for horrors is amply gratified . The accused are eight in numher, of whom Aliand is the chief, and Maaa Parent a young attractive girl who clung to him in his dangers, the one who commands most attention. The prisoners are enclosed in a kind of cage with iron bars, so great is the apprehension their very presence awakens.' Aljanp., or Captain Aliano, as he always insisted on being called affeoted political attachments, and was an enthusiastic admirer of Francesco 11., still mpre of his effigie3 on a good silver piece. He and his band formed * portion of that of the once celebra'ed Cappucino, and his appearance in court is not unlikely to strike a panic into many of the witnesses who have suffered from his brutalities, for his dress is that which he wore on his lawless expeditions, and he only wants the pistols and the dagger in his red girdle and the double-barrelled gun thrown over his shoulder, to make the character complete. Aliauo is accus< d of many assassinations, murders ace >mpained by sequestrations, of many ex <>rtions with violence, of cutting off enrs, noses, &c. This man was arrested while returning from a visit to his sweetheart Marsico-Nuovo. On being challenged ยป^y a patrol he replied with a pistol bl t, which went through the jacket of a CHrbineer. Many pistols were then fired at him, and he was shot in the mouth and arrested.

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Grey River Argus, Grey River Argus, Volume XVI, Issue 2034, 13 February 1875

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Grey River Argus Grey River Argus, Volume XVI, Issue 2034, 13 February 1875