Dodge City Police Docket



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A page from the Dodge City police docket ledger detailing a court case against John Butler for drunk and 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. 386 vs. John Butler. In the Police Court, Before R.G. Cook, Justice of the Peace, Police Judge in absence of 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, Received my fee. E.F. Colborn, 3.00. Marshal. 2.00. Witnesses, Total, 10.50 Fine paid R.G. Cook Aug 20, 1878 John Butler, Defendant arrested on the complaint of Wyatt Earp charging that on the 11th day of August AD. 1878, at the said City of Dodge City, the said Defendant did within the corporate limits of said city then and there unlawfully disturb the quiet of the city in that he was drunk and conducted himself in a rude and boisterous manner. Contrary to the provisions of Section II of Ordinance No. 16 Relating to Misdemeanors. Now to wit this 12 day of August A.D. 1878 came this cause on for hearing Present defendant by Wyatt Earp the court after hearing the examiner and the defendant pleading guilty finds that the facts set forth in this complaint are true. Fines defendant three dollars and costs of this action. Whereupon the court assesses a fine of three dollars and the costs of this action on him the said Richard Roe. Witness my hand: