January 22, 2015

Saloon-Keeper Kills Man Over a Game of Cards, Pulaski, 1883

Previously:

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[August 31, 1883] -

A Murderer Surrenders Himself to the Authorities.

Special to the Commercial Gazette.

SOMERSET, KY., August 30-- Last night Wm. Morgan who, in connection with a man by the name of Tom Donnelly, keeps a saloon at Eubank's Station, fourteen miles north of here, shot and killed a notorious character by the name of Henry Ghent. Morgan came to this place and gave himself up this morning. [1]





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[September 1, 1883] -


Morgan, the Murderer.

Special to the Commercial Gazette.

SOMERSET, KY., August 31.-- Morgan, the man who shot Henry Ghent at Eubank's Station, Wednesday, is not faring so well as he doubtless expected he would when he came here and gave himself up. The County Attorney went up to Eubank's yesterday and investigated the case, and reports that it was a willful murder. So Morgan has been placed in jail to await the preliminary trial. The murder occurred in Morgan's saloon over a game of cards. [2]


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[September 4, 1883] -

MURDER.--It turns out to be true that there was a killing at Eubanks. Wm. Morgan shot Henry Ghent, almost without provocation, it is said, and he died almost instantly. Morgan put on a bold front and gave himself up to the Somerset authorities and his trial was set for yesterday. He claims that Ghent had threatened to kill him. [3]







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[September 4, 1883] -


Wm. Morgan killed Henry Ghent in Pulaski county, last week. [4]





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[1] "A Murderer Surrenders Himself to the Authorities." Cincinnati Commercial Tribune, Cincinnati, OH. August 31, 1883. Page 1. Genealogybank.com.

[2] "Morgan, the Murderer." Cincinnati Commercial Tribune, Cincinnati, OH. September 1, 1883. Page 3. Genealogybank.com.

[3] Excerpt from "Local Matters." Semi-Weekly Interior Journal, Stanford, KY. September 4, 1883. Page 3. LOC. http://chroniclingamerica.loc.gov/lccn/sn85052020/1883-09-04/ed-1/seq-3/

[4] Excerpt from "Kentucky Knowledge." The South Kentuckian, Hopkinsville, KY. September 4, 1883. Page 2. LOC. http://chroniclingamerica.loc.gov/lccn/sn86069392/1883-09-04/ed-1/seq-2/

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