Originally Posted by Seamus
That's where I read it.
Wasn't Ketchel on the hard stuff (opium?) by that time? He was probably just talking out his ass, making false boasts and the like, going off the rails...
Likewise, Gunboat Smith in all his bluster attributes his rendition of the San Fran fix story to "people in the know". He is quite insistent but also vague.
Not only on the hard stuff, I think he also had syphilis by that time.