Monday, May 19, 2008

Shot By His Old Rival

New York, 1895

Giaginto's Unrelenting Hate for the Man Who Won his Sweetheart.

With a bullet hole in the left breast of his overcoat and a battered leaden pellet in his pocket, Joseph Schiavello, of Astoria, appeared before Justice Duffy in the Long Island City police court on Friday and asked for a warrant for the arrest of Carnetto Giaginto. The hostile feeling between the two men, according to Schiavello, dates back eight years, when he married Giaginto's sweetheart in Italy and came to this country. Giaginto, who swore he would be revenged, followed them.

The two men met in New York, and Schiavello asserts that Giaginto attempted to shoot him, and spent six months in jail in consequence. The two men met again in Astoria Thursday night. Giaginto whipped out his pistol and blazed away at his rival. The bullet cut a hole through his coat, and glancing along one of his ribs, came out at the breast bone. The wound is not dangerous. Giaginto has escaped, but a warrant has been issued for his arrest.

—The Long Island Farmer, Jamaica, NY, Feb. 1, 1895, p. 12.

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