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The day book. (Chicago, Ill.) 1911-1917, August 18, 1913, Image 7

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MRS. DIGGS AND MRS. CAMINETTI WILL TAKE
. STAND IN DEFENSE OF THEIR HUSBANDS
San Francisco, Aug. 18. Although
they were betrayed and deserted,
Mrs. Maury I. Diggs and Mrs. Drew
Camin.etti will take the stand tomor
row in defense of their husbands
who are charged with violating the
Mann white slave act, and testify
that the tales DiggB told to Marsha
Warrington and Lola Norris of im
pending disgrace were founded on
fact and that the girls accompanied
the men willingly in order to escape
the consequence of a liaison known
to many people in Sacramento.
If the jury is impressionable, it will
have to choose between Mrs. Diggs
and Marsha Warrington, wife and
affinity. They are of the same type,
pretty one with blue eyes, the oth
er with brown. Their features are
moulded the same. The difference
lies alone in expression.
The face of Mrs. Diggs shows a
calm acceptance of things as they
are. She has known neglect of her
self and her child. She has pleaded
for her husband's love when she
knew he was infatuated with a
younger girl. She has lowered her
head in shame when the world be
gan to pity her. And she has played
the role of comforter when her hus
band, disgraced, with the shadow of
prison hanging overxhim, threw him
self upon her mercy.
But Marsha Warrington's love for
Maury Diggs has turned to hatred.
At best it was pride of conquest and
it could not stand the strain of know
ing that Diggs and his wife were
reconciled.
Mrs. Diggs will testify that in her
attempt to hold her husband's wan
ing affectjon she asked Alfred Put
nam, a Sacramento newspaper man
and friend of Miss Warrington's to
warn Marsha that she would get In
trouble if she persisted, in her liaison.
Miss Warrington is reported to
have replied that if she could not
have Maury Diggs; she would see that
no one else did.
And so to the very last the two
women are fighting for the man they
have both loved, and the twelve jur
ors must act as referees.
Washington. That Maury I. Diggs
and Drew Caminetti would have been
shot down like dogs, had their crimes
been committed in the South, and
that the fathers of the girls they
ruined would have been promptly ac
quitted of the killing, was the sen
sational declaratioa of Senator Till
man of South Carolina in an anti
suffrage and anti-divorce speech to
the Senate today. -He declared that
the easy divorce laws in the West
had enabled Diggs and Caminetti to
induce their victims to leave -home
with them.
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Limberger cheese can be heard at
a great.distance.
Salesmen of pork bristles never ad
mit they are on the hog.
Bustles have been out of.fashion a.
great many years, and most men.
have already noticed this.
Steam was discovered by Mr. Watt
while watching a musician get up
steam playing a kettledrum.

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