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CAMINETTI DOESN'T WANT TO
BE BRANDED A WHITE SLAVER San Francisco, Aug. 27. From present indications, the jury that will try F. Drew Caminetti will be com posed of millionaire society and club men, and two candidates for jury duty were scored heavily by Judge Van Fleet when they declared them selves prejudiced against the Mann federal white slave act on the ground that it was an interference with "per sonal liberty." "There is no such thing as per sonal liberty to commit crime," the judge said sternly. "The sooner peo ple find this out the better it will be for society." Though Caminetti will not plead guilty, as has been rumored, he ex pects to be convicted, but says he intends to fight being branded a white slaver. "I sinned, it is true," he said, earn estly, "but so have many others. I was caught. I didn't persuade Miss Norris to go to Reno for immoral purposes. She fled from Sacramento to. escape scandal. She was a good girl. I wronged her, but I am not a white slaver." o o THE HOLSTEIN MURDER Louis Swanson, who claims he is a farmhand from Clifton, HI., was ar rested last night at South Bend, Ind., by officers from the detective bureau. Capt. Halpin says the arrest may have some connection with the mur der of Benny Holstein. With Swanson at. the time of his arrest was Leonard Matschke, 15, who has been missing from his home, 1524 Clybourne avenue, since last Saturday. The similarity between the luring of the Holstein boy, who was mur dered in a deserted weed patch last month, and the way in which the Matschke boy was induced to follow Swanson lead the police to believe he may know something of the Holstein affair. Holstein was concluded yesterday. The jury returned an open verdict. o o DETECTIVES GO TO MICHIGAN FOR NABBING TRIBUNE MAN Officers James Carlin and Michael Flannigan, attached to State's Attor ney Hoyne's staff, who are wanted in Macatawa, Mich., for bringing Charles Schartenberg, Tribune em ploye, back to Chicago to'testify in Annenberg shooting case, surrender ed today. After a mysterious delay of two weeks, Gov. Dunne's warrant honor ing the requisition from Michigan was delivered to the sheriff and the men immediately surrendered. Schartenberg got out of town as soon as he could after Annenberg, his boss, shot down Alexander Bel ford, a young electrician, in Maxwell street when a crowd of Tribune em ployes were after a flashlight picture of an alleged gambling house. When the officers located him, they went over to Michigan and brought him here. A warrant for their arrest fol lowed. Ass't State's Attornev EYnnir Johnston, Jr., after commenting on the delay attached to the servine nf the warrant, announced he would ap ply ror a writ ot habeas corpus. o o BITS OF NEWS Albert J. Keefe. 3717 Pine Gmva av., certified to position of asst city treasurer by civil service commission. Uetective W. A. Co e3. Schuettlfir5 office, claims to have secured new evidence against Harold Schnelrtsr indicted for murder of Jeweler Joseph Logue, while on vacation in Jackson, Mich. Beorinniner next Mondav Rhinf Justice Brentano, Criminal Court, will have charge of grand lurors and assignment of cases. Lucv Paee uaston sent- ettar to American Humorists' convention in Peoria telline them .thev'd he a In- funnier if they'd stop smoking cigar The inquest over the body of young 1 ettes.