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i Women Juries Now Popular.
New York City, Jan, 14.-Impress
ed by the ability of women juries in
New Jeresy, New York is now con
sidering the advisability of introduc
ing women jurors into its courts. A
bill amending the present jury law
to include "female citizens of the
United States" as well as the male
ones, is to be submitted to the New
York legislature this month, and, as
the legislature is known to be favor
ably disposed on the question, it is
believed that it will be only a short
time before "Ladies and Gentlemen
of the Jury" will be an established
form in the courts.
With the change in the law, jury
service will become an obligation on
the part of the women just as much
.as it is today with the men, and they
"will be subjected to the same strict
rules. The present law provides that
any person subpoenaed for jury duty
who fails to respond is subject to
punishment for contempt of court,
and may be fined to the extent of
$100. It is doubtful whether this,
. -compulsory feature of the law will
prove any more popular with women
than with men, after the novelty of
jury duty wears off, but for the first
few years there will probably be few
attempts at evasions.
Under present conditions, the
courts are having more and more dif
ficulty in obtaining complete juries
of men. No man, it seems will serve
on a jury if he can possibly avoid it.
Already masculine ingenuity has
been strained in inventing a large as
sortment of excuses from jury ser
vice, and it may be that in the future
a long list of feminine excuses will
be offered, headed by "necessity
shopping" and "bridge club meet
But, so far, women have shown
themselves much more interested in
Jury duty than men.
It was Judge Daniel A. Dugan, of
the Essex" county court, range, N. J.,
who first tried the experiment in this
part of the country. In November,
the judge suddenly found his panel
of 300 men jurors drawn for his
^ court at the beginning of the year
running out, all of the men finding
excuses of one kind or another to re-1
lieve them of the work. So, being
more annoyed than usual, he took
the radical alternative of drafting the
"newly enfranchised New Jersey wo
An Aristocratic Jury. .
The women chosen were carefully
* picked,; and represented^ somey>f the j
-best families in Orange*- Mucluto theil
surpris? of the court, they appeared
promptly in answering to the sum
mons, and none offered an excuse to
avoid serving. At the last moment, it
is true, Mrs. Thomas A. Edison tele
phoned the judge and asked to be ex
cused because her husband was ill,
but she said that she would find some
.way to come if he could not find1 some
one else to take her place.
According to Mrs. Everett Colby,
who was appointed foreman of the
jury, the women talked the matter
over and decided that since they had
gained the ballot after such a long,
.hard fight, they ought not object to
fulfilling . its responsibilities; when
the call to jury duty came they would
accept it without complaint.
"It was the most interesting ex
perience," Mrs. Colby declared when
the trial was over, and the ladies
were discussing its features in the
. domestic atmosphere of an Orange
"tearoom. "It was the first time I had
. ever had the chance to watch the
operations of a court, and there were
lots of things we didn't understand,
.'but of course we couldn't interrupt
to ask questions.
"The most astounding thing to me
was when two witnesses swore to ex
actly the opposite thing on the same
point. We had to decide between
them as to which was telling the
" truth, and we had nothing at all to
go upon. We knew nothing about
their history or what kind of people
they were,- and yet we had to deter
jnine which one was lying" and which
.one was telling the truth. Of course,
.one of them was lying. But he was
permitted to come into court and
swear to a lie that he knew was a lie,
and the jury decided against him,
decided that he was lying, but he
was allowed to go without anything
being done to him."
"Our case, of course, was a simple
one," continued Mrs. Colby. There
?was a dentist who came from a fam
ily of hucksters. There were three
brothers and the dentist had taken
one of his brothers and kept him in
school, sending him through high
school. Afterward, the boy became a
huckster, but also helped in the of
fice of his brother, the dentist. One
of the witnesses, a woman, testified
that she went to the dentist's office
one evening at 8 o'clock and the boy
tried to pull a tooth for her, but the
tooth broke, and the blood began to
flow. The boy told her she would have
to go away and come back again
when the tooth stopped bleeding."
A Sample Case.
"She went away and when she
came back her jaw was terribly swol
len and she was suffering intensly.
The boy explained that he could do
nothing until the swelling went down,
but as the pain was so great, she de
cided that she must have treatment
immediately and went to another
dentist. The new dentist treated her
and- extracted the piece of tooth left
in her jaw, and told her to take it
back to the other dentist and show j
him what he' had done.
"The three brothers all swore that
the boy was merely a huckster, and
that he had never been in the den
tist's office and had never worn a
white coat in his life. But the woman
positively identified the boy and oth
er witnesses also identified him and
said he had treated them in his broth
er's office. The boy was placed in a
group of men seated in the court
room, instead of on the platform, and
still the witnesses had "no difficulty
in picking him out. They were also
very positive in their statements and
could not be confused and they didn't
have any reason to be against the
boy unless he really had been in the
Furthermore, the boy did not make
a good impression in the court room.
He had a regular Charlie Chaplin
mustache, a lovely complexion and
big, eloquent brown eyes, but he
was too pert and flippant and sure
of his ground.
"I'd much rather be tried by a
jury of women than by a jury of
men," he remarked on the morning
that the case opened. "Women
wouldn't be fair to a woman who was
being tried, but with a man it'll be
different. I'm satisfied, all right."
Thus the decision of the jury, must
have burst upon the young man with
a tremendous shock. For it took them
almost no time at all to find him guil
ty of the serious offense of practicing
dentistry without a license. At first
two of the twelve women were inclin
ed to acquit him because they felt
sorry for his brother, who had work
ed so hard to educate him, and who
would now probably lose a good deal
of his practice, but these did not
hold out very long. The decision came
in just seventeen minutes.
Judge Likes Women Jurors.
Judge Dugan was ? tremendously
pleased with the result of this trial.
It was, ho declared precisely the de
cision :?he wouLl. h.-ivw ? J?adc .vlumse;f.
Since ""then he has been encouraged
to repeat the experiment.
We have found women juries an
unqualified success," he said recent
ly, "and they have had the effect of
making men juries easier to get. The
men seem a little ashamed of them
selves and they are not offering so
many .excuses to escape serving. I
think including women in the jury
lists will make the whole business
easier. It doubles the number of
available jurors for one thing.
"It is also possible to get a higher
type of women to serve on a jury
the same type of men are too busy
j to serve. Some of the male juries
we have are almost feeble minded,
and. the verdicts they render are ab
solutely ridiculous. I have thrown out
many verdicts of men juries and orr
dered retrials. Sometimes I let them j
stand, because it doesn't make any
difference, anyway. But often the
verdicts are too irrelevant to the
Judge Dugan is not sure that wo
men would be -as efficient in a murder
j case, or a very long-drawn-out civil
case, where every point is a basis of
a long argument. They would get
tired, of course, but then it is not an
unusual sight to see masculine jury
noddling and dozing in the jury box,
entirely oblivious to important tes
timony. Women -could not do any
worse than this, he says.
Anyway the judge is going to try
it, ar.d see what happens. The panel
of 300 jurors for the Orange court
this year is to be made up of 150
men and 150 women. And the next
thing 'that is to be tried in court is
a mixed jury of six men and six wo
men. For the mixed jury, it is believ
ed, will be -the most successful kind
of a jury ever developed under our
We expect to have a good meeting
of teachers and trustees in the school
auditorium Saturday, January 29th,
at ll o'clock An interesting program
will be had and the ladies of the W.
C. T. U. will entertain us at luncheon.
All trustees who can be with us, will
please write a card to Mrs. J. L.
Mims, that she may know how to pre
pare. All teachers are expected unless
W. W. FULLER,
County Supt. Education.
December Dairy Honors.
Clemson College, Jan. 15.-Rock
ingham's Tulip, a guernsey owned by
!R. M. Cooper, Jr., Wisacky, pro
duced an official test in December
68.04 pounds of butter-fat and 1,
475.6 pounds of milk, thus winning
first place on the December honor
roll in the official test of cows in
?South Carolina. Rockingham's Tulip
is not only a great producer but a
remarkable show cow, and has won
many honors on the show circuits.
In 1920 she "won 8 grand champion
ships and did much to show the peo
ple of Ohio, Indiana, Kentucky, Mis
sissippi, Alabama, Georgia, what;
South Carolina can produce in dairy
cows. After returning from the show
circuit, she was placed on official
test in October, and her December
production of over 5% gallons of
milk per day is further evidence of
her ability as a producer. *
Second honor on the December roll
was won by Hazel Korndyke, a Hol
stein owned by H. D. Jordan, Ridge
Spring, with a production of 66.34
pounds of butter-fat and 1,819.7
pounds of milk; third honor going to
another Jordan Holstein, Aldrich,
with a production of 65.72 pounds of
butter-fat and 2,018.1 pounds of
Included in the honor roll for De
cember weil 21 G?ernseys, 23 Hol
steins and 2 Jerseys, making a total
o? 46 out of 123 on official test. Of j
those on the honor roll 19 cows pro
duced 50 or more pounds of butter
fat and six of these produced 601
or more pounds.
Owners of cows on hte December
honor roll were H. D. Jordan, Ridge
Spring; J. K. Mayfield, Denmark; St.
J. A. Lawton, Charleston; P. A.
Baxley, Blackville; F. F. Rainsford,j
Trenton; South Carolina Experiment
Station, Clemson College; J. Watt
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Wisacky; J. M. Ervin, Darlington;
A. L. James, Darlington; Jas. L. Mc
Intosh, Dovesville; C. ?. McCall, Ben
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