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WIVES of'diggs and caminetti in court
hear TESTIMONY OF LOLA NORRIS
San Francisco, July 16. An addi
tional dramatic touch was added to
the trial of Diggs and' Caminetti,
' charged with violating the Mann
white slave act, when Mrs. Maury I.
Diggs, wife of one of the defendants,
entered the courtroom accompanied
by their little girl and seated herself
by Diggs' side, while she placed the
child on his knee.
Lola Norris, the girl Drew Camin
etti is accused of talcing to. Reno for
immoral purposes, was on the wit
ness stand, but though her pretty
face, and that of Marsha Warring
ton,' whom J3iggs had wronged,
awakened admiration in the eyes of
the spectators, both girls seemed
commonplace and just a little tawdy
in comparison with the beauty,
charm and refinement of Mrs. Diggs,
and there was a constant whisper in
the courtroom: "Why did he leave
her for the pfher?" "
Mrs. Drew Caminetti was also
present, sitting with her husband's
mother. She listened to the testi
mony of the girl who, for a brief
while, held the love of Caminetti, but
only once did she show emotion, and
that was when Lola Norris bowed her
head to hide the hot tears in her eyes
and admitted she still loved Drew
During Miss Norris' testimony, her
father, Edward Norris.A and B. I.
Diggs, father o the defendant, sat
facing each. other on opposite sides
,of the railed enclosure.
Nell Barton, who, it is alleged, at
tempted, on solicitation of Diggs and
his attorney; to get the girls to per
jure themselves, was called to the
"Harris telephoned me," she said,
"that he wanted me to seer two girls.
He refused to mention any names.
I went to his office and Diggs was
there. I said I thought the two girls
vwere foolish to go on such a wild es
capade and Harris replied: 'They
aren't fools to go, but they are fools
to get caught'
"Diggs said his wife would swear
out warrants against Miss Warring
ton charging everything he (Diggs)
was convicted of, if he was convicted
of anything. He then drew a dia
gram of the Reno bungalow and told
me to get the two girls to say they
occupied one room and the men an
other. He added: 'If I get out of
this, I'll marry Miss Warrington or
do anything she wants.'
"Harris said he wanted Miss War
rington to say that she paid for her
own ticket to Reno. I agreed to this
and saw Marsha and told her about
it. She said: 'It is too late. I think
more of my father than I do of -Maury.'
Later Digg3 rang me up
and asked what success I had had."
The government has rested its case
and nothing sensational is expected
from the defense. Attorney Robert
T. Devlin will rely on clearing his
client on technicality and interpreta
tion of meaning.
He does not propose to attack the
stories of Marsha Warrington and
Lola Norris in any essential particu
lar, but will endeavor to prove that
there was not the persuasion and In
tent to bring under the Mann white
slavery act an offense that would
have been punishable under it if
committed in Truckee instead of
Devlin also expects to show that
the statements made to the two girls
by Diggs about the possibility of ar
rest and exposure were founded on
fact, claiming that I. P. Diggs, father
of the defendant, had informed Sen
ator A. Caminetti, now U. S. immi
gration commissioner, that he pro
posed to arrest the entire four.
Kent, 0. Chas. Baker, engineer,
instantly killed in collision between
two B. & 0. freight trains.