There was a murder done in Paris, Ky., on election day, in a quarrel which begun in a little good-natured raillery, a young man, named N.T. Alexander, son of a banker, being instantly killed by G.M. Hibler, clerk of one of the courts. The former, coming out of the bar-room of a hotel with several friends, found Mr. Hibler and others sitting in the doorway, and putting his hand on his chair, said: "Mr. Hibler, can you move your chair a little?" The latter playfully replied: "I think there is room for you to pass, Mr. Alexander." The request to move was repeated, and Mr. Hibler said:"There is room enough for you to pass. I don't intend to move." Alexander asked: "Can't you take a joke?" "Yes, I can," replied Hibler. "If you can't take a joke, you can draw and take your steps,"rejoined Alexander, and in an instant they both drew revolvers and fired almost instantaneously. Four shots were fired, one of which struck Alexander in the breast, killing him instantly. Hibler was not hurt.
Edwardsville Intelligencer; Edwardsville, Illinois
August 24, 1871; Page Two.
Specifically: Cemetery Unknown.
Created by: dm wms
Record added: Dec 02, 2011
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