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Mail Tribune 100, Nov. 14, 1921

The following news items were drawn from the archives of the Mail Tribune 100 years ago

Nov. 14, 1921

MOONSHINE AND SPEEDER CASES BEFORE JUSTICE

The Monday forenoon grist in Judge Taylor’s court developed the fact that the Stacey boys, cousins and ranchers residing east of the city, were arrested late Saturday night by Patrolman Cave and Leggett under a city ordinance charge of having liquor in their possession, on which charge the put up $50 bail each to appear in police court at 10 a.m. today, which money was forfeited by non-appearance. A gallon jug of moonshine was found in their auto, which they were taking home for their own use.

J. J. McMahon, deputy state motor vehicle traffic inspector, swore out warrants this morning charging Vernon Dews and G. W. Davis for auto speeding Sunday, the former on South Riverside avenue and the latter between Phoenix and Medford.

E. B. Nichols who was sentenced in Judge Taylor’s court a week before on a disorderly conduct charge to pay a $50 fine, or serve it out in jail, was released Sunday when friends raised $35 of the fine and Chief of Police Timothy credited him with $15 of it because he had already served seven days in jail. Nichols left Sunday night for the California Orange belt where he will be employed in packing oranges.

WOMEN DISPENSE JUSTICE BETTER THAN MEN JURORS

Minneapolis, Minn., Nov. 14.— Women jurors where they have been tried have been found decidedly superior to men in dispensing justice, A. E. Kellington, deputy clerk of the Hennepin County district court, reported on his return from investigating records of women jurors for Hennepin County district judges.

His chief investigation was at Cleveland, where women jurors have been acting for several months. As a result of his investigations women will take a large part in jury work in Hennepin County during 1922.

Among other things Mr. Kellington found that:

Handsome men do not affect women jurors’ judgment as much as pretty women do men jurors.

Women jurors are not so prejudiced against corporations as are men.

Women members of juries almost always agree with each other, but are frequently lined up against their male associates.

The judges in Cleveland courts reported they had found women jurors more generally satisfactory in every kind of case than men, Mr. Kellington said.

— Alissa Corman; acorman@rosebudmedia.com