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GREATEST LIVING ACTOR LEAVES "HAMLET'
AS HERITAGE ON EVE OF RETIREMENT
THE DAY BOOK
An Adless Daily Newspaper.
N. D. Cochran, gggBE 500 South Peoria St
Editor and Publisher. fT 398 Tel. Monroe 353.
VOL.2, NO. 262 Chicago, Tuesday, Aug. 5, 1913 ONE CENT
MARRIED MEN WHO ELOPED WITH
HIGH SCHOOL GIRLS ON TRIAL
Famous Diggs-Camnietti-Norris-Warrington Elopement
Party and Alleged Violation of Mann White Slave
Act Being Thrashed Oat In San Francisco.
San Francisco, Cal., Aug. 5. The
climax to a sensational escapade
which stirred the country from one
end to the other, involved the na
tional administration, caused bitter
debate in congress and cost John L.
McNab of San Francisco his job as
U. S. district attorney, began today
when Maury L Diggs went on trial
for violation of the Mann white slave
Diggs and F. Drew Caminetti de
serted their wives at Sacramento and
fled to Reno, Nev., with two pretty
high school girls, Marsha Warrington
and Lola Norris, on Jan. 15, 1913.
After eluding the police for a week
they were finally captured while liv
ing together in a cottage under as
The trial today is before Judge
Wm. C. Van .Fleet, with Matt I. Sul
livan and Theodore Roche special as
sistants to Attorney General Mc
Reynolds, as prosecutors.
Before the Reno elopement both of
the pretty high school girls bore ex-
cellent reputations and had many
friends, being well known and popu
lar in Sacramento.
Maury I. Diggs, former state archH
tect, is a son of a wealthy Sacra-f
mento family, his father being a
former state senator.
Drew Caminetti is the son of An
drew Caminetti, commissioner of im
migration under President Wilson.
Both men are married, with fami
lies. Caminetti has two children and
Marsha Warrington is the daughten
of the Western Pacific tidket agent at
Sacramento, and Lola Norris is thej
daughter of a retired business manj
in Sacramento. j