Danny Miller and Wyatt Earp
Fri Mar 03, 2:31

How was this missed?

Where's Kenny?


The paper said that Julian offered five names--Hiram Cook, Billy Jordan, Bob McArthur, W. W. Naughton, and Al Hereford, all of which Lynch rejected. Lynch then offered the names of Danny Miller, Jim Quinn, and John Quinn. Julian rejected them. "Here ended the wrangling, and the National Club, was invited to choose the much-sought-after individual." Julian expressed considerable anger with Lynch. He said, "It looks to me as if he [Lynch] wanted the club to choose the referee. I will state right here than unless he is a man who knows his business Fitz will not go into the ring. He is fighting with a second man in the ring who knows nothing about the rules. All we ask for is a fair man with a fair knowledge of the rules."

The BULLETIN added, "After a long discussion Wyatt Earp was chosen to act as referee." This news reached the streets just hours before the fight as the BULLETIN was delivered.

On December 5, 1896, in the issue in which the BULLETIN reported the "sensation" created by reports that Danny Needham had wired "an eastern sport" on December 2, "Place your money on Sharkey. Will explain further," it added, "Sharkey's trainer denies ever sending such a message and Manager Storor of the Postal Telegraph Company confirms Danny."

  • Danny Miller and Wyatt EarpRobert Buckley, Thu Mar 02 17:32
    https://chroniclingamerica.loc.gov/lccn/sn85066387/1896-12-18/ed-1/seq-7/#date1=1896&index=1&rows=20&words=Danny+Miller&searchType=basic&sequence=0&state=California&date2=1896&proxtext=Danny+Miller+&y... more
    • Danny Miller and Wyatt Earp — gobs, Fri Mar 03 2:31
      • Re: Danny Miller and Wyatt EarpRobert Buckley, Fri Mar 03 3:55
        In the 1890's, Danny owned a couple of race horses. He was well known in the race track circles. The newspapers reported him to be a gambler, gunfighter and a horseman. His name was being reported during... more
      • Re: Danny Miller and Wyatt EarpRobert Buckley, Fri Mar 03 3:25
        https://chroniclingamerica.loc.gov/lccn/sn85066387/1896-12-03/ed-1/seq-3/#date1=1890&index=8&rows=20&words=Danny+Miller&searchType=basic&sequence=0&state=California&date2=1905&proxtext=Danny+Miller+&y... more
        • Re: Danny Miller and Wyatt Earpgobs, Fri Mar 03 5:06
          A Ferguson of 1894 became Miller, the "game little plunger" of 1896, according to the SF Call ... now, left holding the Corbett-Sharkey forfeit money, he's become Daniel M. Ferguson, proprietor of a sand-blast... more
          • Re: Re: Danny Miller and Wyatt EarpRobert Buckley, Fri Mar 03 5:13
            According to his wife Tillie, he lost his money gambling.... https://chroniclingamerica.loc.gov/lccn/sn85066387/1905-02-25/ed-1/seq-7/#date1=1905&index=0&rows=20&words=Ferguson+Tillie&searchType=... more
            • Re: Re: Danny Miller and Wyatt Earpgobs, Fri Mar 03 5:23
              He's almost that mini Wyatt ... unable to find a more lucrative occupation or pastime to support a wife and child
              • Re: Re: Re: Danny Miller and Wyatt EarpRobert Buckley, Fri Mar 03 17:43
                The San Francisco Examiner Friday, March 20 1896.page 14 “ The wedding of Daniel Miller and Miss Tillie Benson took place recently at the home of the bride’s parents in Dixon, Solano County. After... more
                • Re: Re: Re: Danny Miller and Wyatt Earpgobs, Sat Mar 04 3:40
                  How confused was he? Robert ... still strange that later the SF Call [or its readers] weren't confused by the name change between the different articles ... they apparently all recognised him as the... more
                  • Re: Re: Re: Re: Danny Miller and Wyatt EarpRobert Buckley, Sat Mar 04 5:16
                    I believe that was the newspapers way of outing him to the larger population.After the newspaper realized what condition his wife Tillie was in ,His time in the limelight as Danny Miller was over. ... more
                    • Robert ... that's what I assumed, but the readers would have to be pretty savvy ... a big reveal by a rival newspaper? ... surely something happened between 1896-1906 ... he was Captain of the shipyard... more