By W.C. Jameson

Two topics proceed to fascinate people—the outdated West and an outstanding secret. This booklet explores and examines twenty-one of the previous West's so much baffling mysteries, which entice the curious and beg for research even if their strategies have eluded specialists for many years. Many relate to the loss of life or disappearance of a few of the best-known lawmen and outlaws in background, corresponding to Billy the child, Buckskin Frank Leslie, John Wilkes sales space, The Catalina child, and Butch Cassidy. Others contain mysterious stories and legends of misplaced mines and buried treasures that experience no longer been recovered—yet.

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Walters had lengthy detested Johnson. sooner than the night was once over, Walters discovered that Johnson have been the only to notify Conn concerning the marked playing cards. in the course of the time the Catalina child used to be working the desk on the Palace Saloon, Johnson was once one of many few gamblers who skilled any luck cards with him. throughout the video games, Johnson saved up an worrying chatter, continually needling Walters and riding him to distraction. After researching that Johnson was once now accomplishing the cardboard video games, Walters got here to the Palace each evening thereafter. He drank seriously, downing one whiskey after one other, and consistently glared on the poker desk the place Johnson performed playing cards. Walters grew more and more aggravated and, from his barstool, sometimes hurled insults at Johnson and Conn. One night, Walters needed to be forcibly got rid of due to this threatening demeanour. a number of nights later whereas cards down the road on the close by Monte Carlo Saloon, Walters said to the opposite 3 gamblers that he used to be going to supply a number of useless males sooner than the solar rose at the morrow. Walters have been ingesting much, and his fellow gamblers attributed the threatening boast to an excessive amount of liquor. because the online game wore on Walters misplaced seriously, and with every one flip of the playing cards turned an increasing number of agitated. round 3:00 AM, Walters threw down his playing cards and excused himself from the desk. strolling out into the road, he headed to the closest opium den the place he spent forty-five mins smoking. After leaving the opium parlor, Walters again to the Monte Carlo Saloon and stood and glared on the card avid gamers for a number of mins. almost immediately, he wrapped his cape tightly round his torso, grew to become, and strode out of the saloon. a couple of minutes later, Walters stomped into the Palace, glared at Johnson and Conn, and ordered a ham sandwich. On receiving the sandwich, he positioned it in his coat pocket. Turning towards the cardboard desk, he stared for one more minute at Johnson who was once smiling as he raked in a wide pot. Sliding off the barstool Walters, visibly under the influence of alcohol, half-walked and half-staggered the few paces to Johnson’s desk and stopped without delay in entrance of the gambler. Pulling a . forty five quality Colt from a holster lower than his coat, the Catalina child raised the weapon, pointed it at Johnson’s head, and pulled the set off. The bullet made a gap among the gambler’s eyes and he died instantly. Walters wheeled round and frantically scanned the saloon as though trying to find an individual or whatever. ultimately, his eyes got here to relaxation on proprietor Conn who was once seated at a desk within the some distance nook. understanding Walters intended to kill him, Conn bolted from his chair and ran towards front door. Walters fired back, the bullet passing via Conn’s head simply in the back of his correct ear and shattering the glass door past. Turning back, Walters pointed his revolver on the closest objective. This time it used to be one other gambler named George Spindle. simply as Walters jerked the set off, Spindle slapped his gun hand, knocking the weapon apart and keeping off convinced demise.

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