Man shot and killed after stealing miner’s gold

July 8, 1898 Skagway, Alaska Jefferson "Soapy" Smith is shot and killed after conning a miner out of his gold Smith, a con-man, gangster, and saloon proprietor, had convinced a miner to play a classic con-game of three-card monte. Smith managed to swindle the miner out of $2700 (approximately $80,000 today) of gold which the…