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Thomas Hogan - a dangerous man, 1893


Posted By: Cheryl Locher Moonen (email)
Date: 2/10/2017 at 17:02:48

Dubuque Daily Herald, November 5, 1893
He Fired Three Charges from a Shotgun
into the Post Office Narrow Escape
of Several People
STRAWBERRY POINT, Nov. 4, - Special: Our town was greatly excited last night. Mr. Thomas Hogan without any warning fired three shots with a shot-gun, across our Main Street, into the windows of the post office. There were many on the street, and there were several narrow escapes.

The son of Lawyer Cole had just passed the line of fire and turned into the office to get the evening mail, which had just arrived. He seemed to shoot at the lamps, and our genial postmaster, Mose Coykendall, and his daughter rapidly retired into a back room at the fire, while the shots completely riddled the windows and the office.

Mr. Hogan is usually a quiet, industrious man and it well liked by everybody, but he has had a spree occasionally for several years and has before threatened to shoot, and drawn his revolver on his best friends. He has been sent to the county jail to await further legal inquiry.


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