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 a person who is intoxicated? I would think a charge of murder would have to be acted on.
In view of the timeline, I am not convinced why Behan would have any particular enmity towards Doc. And would be prepared to stick his neck out so far if he had nothing but drunken talk. Milt Joyce of course certainly had a reason.
I’m green on all this now, but I remember thinking there was something unusual about the way the State and federal charges panned out. Also that Stilwell took the original charge forward, and then represented Kate in the charge against her. It looked like the Earps had used their persuasive powers.
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
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