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MARSHA WARRINGTON GOES
ALL THROUGH STORY AGAIN!
San Francisco, Cal., Aug. 29.
Marsha Warrington, whose testi
mony secured the " conviction of
Maury I. Diggs, is again star witness
for the prosecution against P. Drew
Caminetti, but she shows less confi
dence than when she was fighting
against the man who had betrayed
her and then cast her aside.
Much of this is doubtless due to
the attitude of Mrs. Diggs, who dis
plays contempt while the girl is tes
tifying. Since the conviction of her
husband, Mrs. Diggs has grown very
bitter toward both girls, declaring
that they are as guilty as the men
and should be punished with them.
Her lips were constantly curled in
a sneering smile and her eyes flashed
hatred at Miss Warrington, who look
ed back pleadingly once or twice.
Diggs, who is not sitting with his
wife, but in the rear of the court
room, went up to Marsha Warrington
as she left the stand and posed be
fore her in a theatrical manner, his
eyes fixed steadily on her, but her
friends hastily drew her away. They
believe that he is attempting to hyp
There is no .material difference in
the story the girl is telling now from
the one she told when testifying
against Diggs. She is being com
pelled to go into the details just as
deeply and at one point the judge
interrupted to tell the women of the
audience that some of the testimony
would be of a kind that no self-respecting
woman should hear. None
of the women stirred.
Mrs. Anthony Caminetti, young
Caminetti's mother, has not been
present since her son's trial started,
though she was in constant attend
ance at the trial of Diggs.
The ruling of the court that it
made no difference which one of the
defendants purchased the tickets up
on which the four went to Reno was
a blow to Camirfetti who had count
ed on securing his freedom on proof j
that Diggs had purchased all the'
Since the trial began the two girls,
Lola Norris and Marsha Warrington,
have been deluged with letters com
ing from men in all parts of the coun
try, proposing matrimony. Numerous
theatrical engagements have also
been offered them.
DUNNE SIGNED BILL BECAUSE
WHOLE STATE WOULD BENEFIT
Colorado Springs, Col., Aug. 29.
Gov. Dunne, in addressing the gov
ernors' conference, predicted that
within a few years there will not be
a state in the union but will have a
public utilities commission empow
ered by law to control the services
and rates of the corporations of the
Iu speaking of the "home rule"
clause which was eliminated in the
final draft of the public utility law,
and which would have given Chicago
the power to control its own utilities,
he said that the efforts of large Illi
nois cities to make that clause more
explicit caused delay so that the bill
did not come to a vote until the tur
bulent last days of the session.
The governor then explained that
he signed the public utility bill, in
spite of pressure brought to bear by
Chicago, because he believed the
whole state greater than a part and
because he thought it would be eas
ier to 1 amend the law to include
"home rule" than to pass an entire"
new law at a later session.
ANOTHER PROTEST AGAINST
COLUMBUS CARAVELS DEAL
The Italian chamber of commerce
is the latest organization to protest
against dragging the three Colum
bus caravels around the world.
This is the scheme fostered by an
Eastern syndicate and approved by
the South Park Board. The resolu
tions hold that allowing a private
body of individuals to put this plan
over would be a dishonor on the part