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"THE GIRLS ARE AS MUCH TO BLAME AS MEN,"
SAYS' CAMINETTPS DESERTED WIFE
By Jack Jungmeyer.
San Francisco, Sept. 2. Mrs.
Elizabeth Caminetti, 23-year-old wife
of P. Drew Caminetti who is soon to
know his fate under government
prosecution for violation of the Mann
act, is as bitter toward the 20-year-old
rival who stole her husband's af
fection as might be expected of a" de
serted wife under the harrowing cir
cumstances. Extremely sensitive and reserved,
she would never forget or forgive the
man who forgot his conjugal honor.
That is the impression she gives. But
she is even more vindictive toward
the two girls with whom her husband
and Maury I. Diggs became entan
gled. "The girls are equally to blame,"
she says, with eyes flashing. "I am
not trying to shield the men, but
these girls knew they were married;
they knew they were breaking up
homes, and they should not be
"Miss Warrington and Miss Norris
are not young high school girls as
they have been represented. Why,
both of them are only a few years
younger than I. And both were intro
duced to me in the presence of my
husband. They knew that we wives
"If I had not been a mother," she
laments, "there might possibly have
been some excuse, but they took my
husband away when my baby was
only four weeks old. They are equal
ly guilty andshould get equal punish
ment." Added to her own heartbreak, Mrs.
Caminetti has grieved over the effect
the notoriety and disgrace has had on
her father-in-law, Immigration Com
msisioner Anthony Caminetti, for
whom she expresses unbounded re
spect and affection.
"I didn't want anything in these
cases to hurt him," she says. "He and
Mrs. Caminetti have been so good to
Mrs. F. Drew Caminetti.
me throughout all this trouble."
Outwardly the trouble has more
deeply affected the wife of Drew
Caminetti than any other individual
touched by the scandal. The bloom
has gone from her cheeks and her
eyes wear-a haunted look upon which,
her husband has.been afraid to.Jook..
A nativejrefinement and an unwill