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The day book. (Chicago, Ill.) 1911-1917, December 21, 1911, Image 15

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FIRST WOMAN JUDGE IN THE COUNTRY
Vaucouv.er, Wash.',"JDec.' 21.
One of the', first women to ever
hold do'wnthe judicial bench in
this countfyj'is a Vancouver girl,
who was-fecently judge in a. civil
trial involving about' $100-xThere
was no -justlce'of the peace pres
ent wherr thercas,eofC. C. Fleet
vs. J. RiggV came upfonhearing,
so thedawyers agree'd.tbr.try it
before Miss '.Mildred Hen thorne,
'Judge" MildredfHenthorne.
for years stenographer to County
Attorney Stapleton.
The case opened and during the
argument of the att'drney for the
plaintiff the "wife of the defendant
jumped to her feet "and began an
argument;-' Judge Mildred
promptly 'told Mrs. Riggs to
subside,' and when she did not,
admonished her that she was in
contempt of court and would be
t fined if she did not quiet down.
Mrs. Riggs subsided, the hearing
was completed, and decision ren
dered. - ' -
Miss Henthorne. throueh her
years of close acquaintance with
court procedure and the statutes,
conducted the hearing, according
to the lawyers present, as ably as
the average justice of the peace,
and rendered as true a decision
as the heaviest big wig on the
state "bench.
Vancouver recently had a wo
man juror in a firs 'degree mur
der case, (and she proved as com
petenfas any of .the. 12.
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-FEDERATION
Faith in our just and honest
cause,
Endeavoring to make and keep
our laws,
Duty demands we protect our
- Brother,
Encourage and help one an
other. Rightousness exalts a nation ;
' AH mankind is God's creation;
Truth and Justice will prevail;
In God we trust he will not fail."
One in love is our creed ;
National Federation is our.
need.
Merry Christmas and a Happy,
New Year to all,
I am : Yours Truly,
Rev. C. H. Doolittle.
o o
Proving It.
Jim I had a falling out with
my girl.
Jack Did she throw you
down? , t '
Jim No. She hit me for call
ing her a striking blond.
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