Tuesday, December 24, 2013

On This Date in Minnesota History: December 24

December 24, 1902 - With his face almost completely hidden from view by the bandages and absorbent cotton, which he said were necessary to protect the wounds they concealed, Joseph Vallerio appeared in police court today to answer to a charge of disorderly conduct.

The charge had been made against him by Antonio Lagoni, one of his fellow countrymen, who said Vallerio had shot holes through the roof of the Lagoni home at 379 Rosabel Street, Sunday night.

Rosetta Pinnochi, a pretty Italian girl, is said to have been the cause of the trouble. Both Vallerio and Lagoni love the girl, and Sunday evening, when Vallerio appeared at the Lagoni home and asked for the girl, he was told she wasn’t there. Vallerio called his rival a liar and the latter inflicted the damage to Vallerio’s face which was the cause of the bandages.

After Lagoni had finished with his caller he shut the door in his face, whereupon Vallerio is said to have pulled a gun and fired a few shots through the door and ceiling of Lagoni’s home. Vallerio says Lagoni attacked him with brass knuckles, and that he fired the shots to scare him. Vallerio was allowed to sign a peace bond, and upon his promise to remain away from Lagoni’s home, was permitted to escape a workhouse sentence.

St. Paul Globe; “Lovers Fight Over a Beauty Court Hears Their Troubles and Demands a Peace Bond.”; Dec. 25, 1902; p. 2.


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