Dodge City Police Docket



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A page from the Dodge City police docket ledger detailing a court case against Horace White of Dodge City for public drunkenness.

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11" x 16" leather bound ledger page


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Docket, Police Judge, City of Dodge City, Kansas. The City of Dodge City, Plaintiff, No. 351 vs. Horace White, Defendant. In the Police Court, Before Samuel Marshall, Police Judge, in and for the City of Dodge City, Ford County, State of Kansas. Fine, 3 Costs, Judge, Docket, .10 Number, .10, Title, .10, Complaint, .75, Warrant, .25, Subpoena, Swearing Witness, Trial, .50, Judgement, .25, Entering Judgement, .25, Mittimus, Commitment, Continuance, Entries, .50, Filing Papers, .10, City Attorney, 3.00, Remand my fee E.F. Colburn, Atty., City Marshal, 2.00, City Marshal Paid Witnesses, Total, 10.50. Fine Paid City Treas. R.G. Cook July 25, 1878. Horace White, Defendant arrested on the complaint of Wyatt Earp charging that on the 4th day of July AD. 1878, at the said City of Dodge City, the said Defendant Horace White did within the corporate limits of said city then and there unlawfully disturbed the quiet of the city in that he was drunk and did conduct himself in a rude and disorderly manner. Contrary to the provisions of Section II of Ordinance No. 16 at said City Relating to misdemeanors. Now in this 5th day of July 1878, came this cause for hearing. Case called defendant Horace White present in Court, and after hearing the charges contained in the complaint read enters a plea of “guilty.” Whereupon it is by the court considered, ordered, and adjudicated that the said defendant White pay a fine of three dollars to the city of this prosecution. Fine and Costs paid July 5, 1878. Witness my hand Samuel Marshall, Police Judge.