Fisticuffs at Warren County jail

Francesco Casselino and Paesto Tolera, the two Italian witnesses in the Imperatore murder case, confined in the Warren County jail in Lake George, have become so disagreeable to the other prisoners and have caused so much trouble that they have been transferred to another part of the jail.

With a knife, Casselino attacked Delbert Jarvis of Glens Falls, who is serving a term for intoxication, but Jarvis grappled with him and gave him a sound beating. Dominic Monterane, the accused murderer, is a model prisoner who has caused no trouble since he has been locked up, according to jailer Smith.

(Note...I wrote about this unusual murder case in this column in the Nov. 21, 2009 issue. Dominic Monterane quarreled with Patsy Imperatore over a game of cards in Glens Falls and cut the latter's throat from ear to ear. Charged with first degree murder, Monterane was put in the Lake George jail in November 1909 to await his appearance before the Grand Jury in April 1910. Winters were long and slow in those days and justice was even slower.)

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