Dodge City Police Docket



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A page from the Dodge City police docket ledger detailing a court case against Daniel McGonigle 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. 354 vs. Daniel McGonigle, Defendant. In the Police Court, Before Samuel Marshall, Police Judge, in and for the City of Dodge City, Ford County, State of Kansas. Fine, 1, Costs, Judge, Docket, .10 Number, .10, Title, .10, Complaint, Warrant, Subpoena, Swearing, Witness, Trial, .50, Judgement, .25, Entering Judgement, .25, Mittimus, Commitment, Continuance, Entries, Filing Papers, Files and atty fee paid July 9, 1878. City Attorney, 2.75, Received my Fee. E.J. Colburn, Atty. City Marshal, 2.00 Marshal fee remanded, Court cost Fee paid City Treas. R.G. Cook July 25, 1878. Paris Pendleton, Defendant arrested on the complaint of Wyatt Earp charging that on the 2nd day of July AD. 1878, at the said City of Dodge City, the said Defendant Daniel McGonigle did within the corporate limits of the said City then and there unlawfully disturb the quiet of the city in that he was drunk and disorderly and did conduct himself in a riotous and violent manner. Contrary to the provisions of Section II of Ordinance No. 16 relating to misdemeanors. Now on this 9th day of July 1878 comes this case for hearing. Case called. Defendant 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 defendant pay a fine of one dollar and the costs of this prosecution. Witness my hand: Samuel Marshall, Police Judge.