John Doe and Richard Roe

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The Fort Dodge Messenger: March 17, 1905

John Doe and Richard Roe

Two Men Famous in Police Court come Up and Get All There is in Stock

Were a Very Jolly Pair

In Spite of the Fact That Their conditions and Surroundings Were Not The Brightest They Were Joyous And Showed Themselves Optomists.

John Doe and Richard Roe both arrived in the city at one and the same time a couple of days ago and since then have been having one of the best times of their lives. As a result of force of habit, however, these bad, bad men steered directly for one of the jag factories and had their measures taken for the two biggest jags that ever came out of the shop in this city. for two days them wore them quietly and had all kinds of sport, being successful in steering clear of blue coats and brass buttons and seeing the town on both the right and wrong sides in a most thorough manner.

Finally however, the inevitable happened, and the two naughty men fell into the hands of the cops and went down on the little report book with a big “drunk and disorderly” after each of their names. The arrest of the two took place last evening and in spite of the fact that they were dressed faultlessly, were consigned to the city bastile like any ordinary drunk.

This morningĀ  in police court, in spite of the discolored taste that must have lingered in their mouths and the wheels that still turned and buzzed in their heads, they were in a very jocular mood and took the whole matter as a great joke. It was such a funny thing that they, of all people in the world should be hauled up before the police and fined. It was really too ridiculous for anything, and they coulnd’t get over laughing about it.

John was given a fine of five plunks and costs but Richard got off a little easier being assigned the usual one and trimmings. They came to Fort Dodge for a good time and they certainly had it, but had to pay the price.

This is the first case that has been up in police court for more than two weeks.

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