That explains it then.
Fri May 26, 7:19

Dumb as it sounds, a misunderstanding about local politics leading to one thing leading to another leading to what it ultimately led to. (Claiborne sounds like a real piece of work, but then Leslie apparently was as well, in his own way.) Left unanswered, though, if one is to credit Leslie's later Ringo-killing claim, is motive.

Aware of but haven't read the Bossenecker yet. (Terrific title.) So what's his take on Ringo's demise, if he has one, do you know?

I'm beginning to realize that many if not most serious writers on the subject ultimately conclude that Ringo was a suicide. The old "preponderance of the evidence" and all that. By the same token, if they even bother to address it, it seems that they dismiss as the least credible or likely scenario the one that involves Wyatt Earp, despite his subsequent claim. Is that your sense of it as well?

Perhaps the time has come to put this subject to bed before it puts everyone here to sleep, if they're not deep in REM already.

  • Re: Once again, thanks Bob.Bob Cash, Thu May 25 21:26
    According to Bossenecker in RIDE THE DEVIL'S HERD, Billy apparently incorrectly thought that the group speaking with Leslie were talking about the recent shriff's election. Claiborne had supported Dave... more
    • That explains it then. — olds, Fri May 26 7:19
      • Adding my recSarah Stegall, Sun May 28 3:15
        Just want to say that I recently finished Boessenecker’s book, and it’s terrific. Highly recommended.
      • Re: That explains it then.Bob Cash, Fri May 26 11:06
        Olds, you should finish reading this highly educational post and then immediately order RIDE THE DEVIL'S HERD. Bossenecker is no slouch when it comes to research, but in this book his skills are combined... more
        • I unfailingly find your postsolds, Fri May 26 21:22
          edifying, Bob, among other things. You've certainly furthered my education on this subject, for which many thanks. Problem is, the more I know, the more I remain partial to my original position. I... more
          • Re: I unfailingly find your postsBob Cash, Sat May 27 10:51
            Here's a motive that Ken Vail posited for Leslie, or any number of Cochise County characters. https://nediscapp.com/discussion.cgi?disc=39627&article=34553&search_page=2&search_term=Leslie
            • Bob CashPeter Brand, Sat May 27 21:20
              Bob I say this sincerely - you are the main reason I drop in on this discussion board. Your knowledge and research and measured delivery always impresses me. Keep it up. Cheers PB
              • Re: Bob CashBob Cash, Sun May 28 14:21
                Thank you, Peter. I really apptreciate that. I wish my posts would lure more world class authors and researchers (unlike me) back to the board, like you. I'm sure people would be more interested in how... more
                • Re: Re: Bob CashB.J., Sun May 28 21:06
                  Hey Bob, I have communicated with Tefertiller several times recently. He did not mention anything (about being included in the group of non-posters)
                  • Re: Re: Re: Bob CashBob Cash, Sun May 28 23:04
                    B.J., all I meant by my post is that none of those mentioned post here nearly as much as they used to. I think you have done an excellent job in trying to maintain a site with a welcoming vibe.
                    • BobB.J., Mon May 29 20:55
                      Of all the people who post here, you have the most balanced historical perspective of events, protagonists and antagonists. I have learned that no matter how objective most historians are and try to... more
                    • Thx BobB.J., Mon May 29 1:55
                      I have never understood using silence as a form of communication. If informed of a problem, problem solving can implemented .
            • Hmm.olds, Sat May 27 13:31
              So the conjecture is that the motive would have been the reward money offered by this Protective Association? ($1,000 then would be roughly $30,000 now.) As motives go, plausible enough, I suppose, though... more