Only to add to the confusion.
Thu Aug 29, 2019 02:48

As you no doubt found, Pyle somehow got past his "larceny" problem in Tombstone; meanwhile in August 1881 Pyle went down to Tucson and engaged business with famous entrepreneur Alex Levin, who was running one of the top gambling joints:

"A. Levin has sold his interest in Congress Hall to B. W. Pyle, a well known resident of Tombstone. Mr. Pyle proposes to make great changes in the house and it will no doubt continue to be the great central resort."
[Arizona Weekly Citizen - Aug. 28, 1881, page 4]

Part of the deal included a faro dealer of renown on the Pacific Slope.
The following account in September appears in the Star of Sept. 21 and the Tombstone Epitaph of Sept. 22, but I cannot provide the links. The heading in the Epitaph was titled "Sanguinary Pyle - In Trouble Again."
Here is a free link:


  • B. W. Pylehistorian59, Wed Aug 28 00:10
    In doing research on David Calisher (who sat on the grand jury for Earp and Holliday in October of 1881 and then in 1882 was indicted for arson for supposedly trying to burn down his store), I ran... more
    • Only to add to the confusion. — K.t.K., Thu Aug 29 02:48
      • Thank youhistorian59, Thu Aug 29 12:37
        for the information on what happened immediately after Pyle got out of prison. I will follow up more with those events. However, I'm still not clear about the incident in the spring of 1881 that got... more
      • Of course!Ben Harleman, Thu Aug 29 03:13
        After reading the question of B.W. Pyle, I reflexively thought to myself "I'll check back for Kenny's answer." Now, at the end of the day, here I am checking back, and sure enough, there it is. Great ... more
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