On this date in 1898, con-man and gangster Jefferson Randolph “Soapy” Smith uttered his last words: “My God, don’t shoot!” What do you think happened next? If your guess was “He was shot,” give yourself 10 points. Soapy was killed in a dispute over a game of three-card monte, among other things.
Leadville & Twin Lakes, Colorado History: The Story of Jefferson Randolph (Soapy) Smith
Legends of America: Soapy Smith – Bunko Man of the Old West