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HEART BALM GREATLY REDUCED BY WOMEN JURORS
A young and pretty woman
sued one of the handsomest men
in Seattle for breach 'of promise
The plaintiff's- couniel-in-chief
was a woman lawyer, famed lo-
Miss Ethel Peterson and Ross L.
cally for the persuasive, quality of
her eloquence. " . -"
There were seven women on
The plaintiff asked for damages
of $27,500 and received but
$1,500, which sum, in the opinion
of the jury, was a correct expres
sion in terms tf dollars- and cents
jof the value of the young man's
affections, and a sufficient balm to
heal the young woman's heart.
What's the answer?
Did the feminine majority on
the jury have so small an opinion
of the worth of a handsome man's
affection? Or was it lack of sym
pathy for the fair plaintiff?
The plaintiff was Miss Ethel
Peterson. The defendant was
Ross L. Phillippi. Mrs. Leona W.
Browne was counsel-in-chief for
The complaint sets forth that
Phillippi and Miss Peterson be
came engaged to be married on
December 15, 1908; that the de
fendant subsequently postponed
the marriage day several times,
and finally, in October, 1911,
definitely refused to marry her.
The plaintiff's counsel had 180
letters from Phillippi to Miss Pet
erson, though only paft of them
were introduced in evidence, one
of them acknowledging the en
On April 12, 1912, Phillippi
married Miss Bemice Smith.
Judge Tallman made no comment
on the verdict of the jury scaling
down the claim from $27,500 to
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"Did you ever attend any of
Miss Budd's 'At Homes'?"
"No, but I'xve attended a good
many of her not at homes"