Newspapers, etc. - Ogden (Utah) - 19171213


SIX WOMEN OF OGDEN ARE TO BE CALLED TO SERVE ON JURY IN MUNICIPAL COURT, MONDAY

For the first time in the history of Weber county a women jury will serve in the trial of alleged violation of the liquors law, next Monday morning [Dec. 17, 1917].

The case is that of the state against Mrs. Eliza Bremer, charged with selling a drink of whiskey to Mike Sullivan, November 28 [1917]. The trial will take place in Judge George S. Barker's municipal court.

County Attorney Charles Farr has instructed Constable Tom Cunningham to serve a jury of women. The officer will begin service Saturday afternoon [Dec. 15, 1917] or early Monday [Dec. 17, 1917].

"There's a reason for having a jury composed of women," said the county attorney. "Absolute justice should be done the defendant and the state and I doubt if a jury composed of men would permit their gallantry to convict a woman of bootlegging. I am sure, however, that six women will do justice upon all occasions—they will not let sympathy nor other causes persuade them doing their duty as the testimony directs. They will administer exact to both the defendant and the state."

Counsel for Mrs. Bremer will undertake to show that the accused is a victim of "a frame-up" inspired by the personal spite of the complainant. Evidence will be adduced tending to show that Sullivan was in arrears for board and room at the Bremer home and when evi[c]ted, became enraged and filed the complaint.

Source: Ogden standard (Ogden, Utah). 42nd year, no. 295 (Dec. 13, 1917), p. 11, Six women of Ogden are to be called to serve on jury in municipal court, Monday.


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