Re: Re: EXCELLENT work, Gobby
Thu Apr 22, 14:01

I forgot how the McDonald place was discussed. Too many irons in the fire.

Doc and Billy handshake was classic mind-game. I used to play several different type games against opponents as a saloon ruffian in early adult years. But it was never intended to cause death; mainly to intimidate and take charge of a situation. I could usually read them like a book and it worked fine. The proprietor was happy to have me. But a few times I underestimated the dude and had to fight, although always prepared to do so physically.

The story that Billy Clanton had seen Doc down at Drew's way-station is more than plausible. There is a good source which puts Billy there at Drew's on a repeated basis.
The Earps were well on their way to running Tombstone, as pointed out by the Prescott paper. Doc was like their brother.
Virgil gave him the shotgun and knew he could rely on Wyatt and man-killer Morg, the best pistol shot of them all. So Spicer censors Virgil for deputizing Doc. That's a hell-of-a wrist slap. No doubt it healed up before his leg wound.

    • Legal entanglementsgobs, Thu Apr 22 11:34
      Herewith the following quotations in full: The First National Bank in Wichita filed suit against Rainey & Mannen as cosigners on November 24, 1874. A verdict was rendered against them on January 29... more
      • Re: Legal entanglementsK.t.K., Thu Apr 22 19:40
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        • Further Readinggobs, Fri Apr 23 2:08
          Just found THE book ... The Feud That Wasn't by James M. Smallwood ... in the index are a few pages including Glovers Dick, Edward "Ed", James "Jim", John W ... in which both Jim [in Hillsboro] and Ed... more
        • Peace treatiesgobs, Fri Apr 23 1:19
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    • Re: EXCELLENT work, Gobbygobs, Thu Apr 22 9:30
      Thanks ... I knew you'd cough up some more information that only you could find ... there's a method to my madness ... if we print all this stuff out, we won't have to cling on to dear life in anticip... more
      • Re: Re: EXCELLENT work, Gobby — K.t.K., Thu Apr 22 14:01
        • The McDonald Placegobs, Fri Apr 23 1:22
          It wasn't discussed ... THAT was my obscure point ... just stirring the pot
          • James Earp to the rescue??K.t.K., Fri Apr 23 4:22
            I might as well divulge my findings about Jimmy's propensity for "flourishing" a pistol to fit the occasion. There are four, but now I am wondering about a potential fifth at Wichita. Researcher Barth... more
            • James Earp to the rescue?gobs, Sun Apr 25 8:12
              Ah, to research is divine ... to assimilate is an awful big ask ... does "unpaid" into "not" really go and which came first? The Jim Earp fine I can't really get my head around ... if the mob were ... more
              • Yes, there were two big incidents in '74.K.t.K., Sun Apr 25 11:21
                Wm. "Hurricane Bill" Martin and gang were dealt with in July by the triangle-squad of "secret police." Wyatt told Stuart Lake that Jim Earp was involved - at least in gathering up weapons. But yes, ... more
              • More non-Tombstone triviagobs, Sun Apr 25 9:10
                As you mentioned Parsons, I presumed you had his book on Sutton-Taylor ... anyroad, here goes ... Page 139 is a photograph that includes Ed Glover Pages 289-290 A list of those who signed the 1873... more
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