Dodge City Police Docket



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A page from the Dodge City police docket ledger detailing a court case against Ben Springer for disorderly conduct.

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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. 384 vs. Ben Springer Defendant. In the Police Court, Before Samuel Marshall, Police Judge, in and for the City of Dodge City, Ford County, State of Kansas. Fine, 3.00 Costs, Judge, Docket, .10 Number, .10, Title, .10, Complaint, .25. Warrant, .25. Subpoena, Swearing, Witness, Trial, .50, Judgement, .25, Entering Judgement, .25, Mittimus, Commitment, Continuance, Entries, .50. Filing Papers, .10 Index, .10. Fine and costs paid Aug 19, 1878 Attorney, 3.00. Marshal. 2.00. Witnesses, Total, 10.50 Fine paid R.G. Cook Aug 20, 1878. No costs maid me. S.M. Court cost and Atty fee & Marshal’s cash remitted Ben Springer, Defendant arrested on the complaint of Charles E. Bassett charging that on the 19th day of August AD. 1878, at the said City of Dodge City, the said Defendant Ben Springer did within the corporate limits of the said City then and there unlawfully disturb the quiet of the city in that he did conduct himself in a riotous and disorderly manner. Contrary to the provisions of Section II of Ordinance No. 16 Relating to Misdemeanors. Now on this 19th day of August, 1878 came this cause 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 Ben Springer is guilty as charged in the complaint and that he pay a fine of three dollars and the costs of this prosecution and that he stand committed until the same is paid. Witness my hand: Samuel Marshall, Police Judge.