"Texas, by God"
and the
TWIN TERRITORIES
K.t.K.
On this day 1877.
Wed Jul 18, 2018 19:26
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"Miss Frankie Bell, who wears the belt for superiority in point of muscular ability, heaped epithets upon the unoffending head of Mr. Earp to such an extent as to provoke a slap from the ex-officer, besides creating a disturbance of the quiet and dignity of the city, for which she received a night's lodging in the dog house and a reception at the police court next morning, the expense of which was about $20.00. Wyatt Earp was assessed the lowest limit of the law, one dollar." [Dodge City Times - July 21, 1877]

    • Sems to be the going rate David, Sat Jul 21 13:16
      at the time - $1 per slap! I have a strong feeling it would be MUCH higher (and involve a lawsuit) in this day and age.... David
      • Seems - sorry (nm)David, Sat Jul 21 14:04
        • Going rate $$K.t.K., Mon Jul 23 16:06
          Morgan Earp was assessed a similar amount of $1 and $2 costs for his participation in a bawdy house donnybrook at Wichita in mid-September 1875. For some reason five of the other male participants in ... more
          • The price keeps goingDavid, Thu Jul 26 11:12
            up. Inflation? Maybe it was 2 slaps? David
            • Bingo!!!Bob Paul, Thu Jul 26 12:47
              David: You're probably on to something about inflation. Somewhere in my files, I have a receipt from the days when RHP was U.S. Marshal for AZ Territory for the sum of $1 for the fine of the heinous... more
          • Write the damn Morgan book! (nm)James Wright, Mon Jul 23 19:01
    • Again, thank you, KtK (nm)James Wright, Thu Jul 19 11:27
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