Wednesday, February 4, 2015
Minot's First Murder - 1887 - Version 2
Shang Foster, Roxy Queal and others were involved in a card game at Jack Doyle’s Saloon. Foster apparently was caught cheating at cards and a heated discussion occurred. Queal then shot and killed Foster. According to one account … there were many in town who were able to “riffle” the cards to produce a desired outcome. As a matter of fact, a number of Minot residents made a “tidy living” dealing cards. The fact that Foster was so inept at the skill was not acceptable. Perhaps Foster was shot as an example. Queal then ran out of the saloon and was captured a short time later on a train he had boarded heading west out of Minot
Tomorrow and Friday more stories connected to this event.