...getting her drunk for information doesn't really sound much like Behan's 'modus operandi.' He was definitely a womanizer but this just doesn't ring right, not his style.
Also, there doesn't seem to be any reference to her continuous bad conduct as far as public drunken behaviour goes. Seems the newspaper article would have expanded a little on the situation if it was not her first time.
As usual, I find it hard to buy. There are a number of questions that come up. I am also under the impression, and maybe wrongly so, that woman did not hang out and get drunk in the saloons. That was strictly a mans' world. I just don't see this scene making any real sense.
Lake does say that "Doc's enemies" induced Kate to the affidavit, but further down the page there's this: "At the hearing, Kate disappointed Johnny Behan woefully. She had signed some paper, she said ... more
...One has to wonder what happened between Doc and Kate at the time to cause her to go drinking with 'Doc's enemies' such as Johnny Behan. Isn't it unlikely she was on such friendly terms with Behan t... more
Joyce, just my idea here… I don’t have provenance to prove it…. BUT I have a feeling that Kate thought this action might have been her chance to separate Doc and Wyatt. I really do believe she had... more
Neville Chamberlain was heavily criticized especially by the British print media. He was well aware that Hitler could not be trusted to keep an agreement. His endgame as you correctly pointed out was ... more
...I guess it only works in a marriage; the basis is love. Not much love in Hitler's heart.
You guys are branching into intriguing subjects. The world today might still lead us down the same path!... more
Joyce, what you correctly pointed out is exactly why JFK as President included Historian Arthur Schlesinger Jr.to a Cabinet Level position in his administration. President Kennedy during his earlier g... more
So it came from Lake and we don’t know who he may have got that story from. In any case, is not an officer permitted to take a statement from, or testify in regard to conversation with ... more
Women could drink and attract friends or customers at dance houses in Tombstone.
One such low dance house on 6th street paid a nightly fee of $2.50 to the city in order to operate. There were, theref... more
Most, if not all, prostitutes were heavy drinkers and/or drug users. I have lost count of the number of gamblers and their prostitute partners who came to blows while under the influence. Suicides wer... more
...Peter, I recognize there were such 'dance palaces' for the purpose of prostitution and so on but I thought they were locations the menfolk would approach when they wished to. All the photos I have ... more
I don't think we have enough hard evidence to say Behan did ply Kate with liquor to get her to tell what she knew of Doc's actions on the day of the attempted robberies and murder, but I wouldn't see ... more
...the question comes up as to whether Kate's information could be absorbed into the legal system if it was from an 'under the influence' condition. I realize rules were shaky in the developing fronti... more
Having read the Recorder’s Court Docket from cover to cover, I assure you women being drunk, being arrested for being drunk, being fined or imprisoned for being drunk (depending on their ability/willi... more
Women suffer the same weaknesses as men. Addictions remain common. And from what I've gleaned from daily news, false allegations and subsequent retractions are not unheard of.
Joyce questions wise... more
...I have no trouble recognizing, as you brought out, that the women of the day living under incredible and economic hardship found prostitution and other minor work slavery enough to drive them to se... more
I think the only absolute conclusion one can draw based on the contemporary record is that Kate got drunk and swore out the affidavit accusing Doc of participation in the attempted robbery and murder.... more
My publishers are expecting to have my book out before Christmas but not sure about TTR time. It's a small company I work with and they have other things going on but I have great confidence in them a... more