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VOLUME 114.—N0. 99.
Doctor Declared Fiend
Prosecutor Calls Venire
man's* Statement a
When William Hiester. a. real estate
operator, who was a juror during the
trial of F. Drew Camlnettl, took It
upon himself to show up the convic
tion of Camlnettl as "a disgrace to
the United States" he started some
Matt I. Sullivan, special govern
ment prosecutor, who with Theodore
Roche was retained in the Dlggs-
Oamhietti cases, wrote a statement
toQay in which he took the hide oft'
"A juror who would thus express
himself in public after joining in fa
vor of a verdict of guilty disgraces
his manhood, if he has any left, and
should meet with the universal exe
< ration of-men," is a sentence from
Sullivan's statement.
, • judge vax fleet aroused
Judge Van Fleet has been informed
tii the interview with Hiester appear
ing in a Sunday newspaper, and un
doubtedly Fomethtng will be heard of
it Wednesday, when Judge Van Fleet's
co.urt convenes.
Any public statement made previous
to the passing of a sentence, which
may be considered as an effort to in
fluence the judgment of the court, is
a serious contempt, so courts of law
have determined.
Sentence on both Caminetti and Diggs
wjll be passed Wednesday at 10 o'clock.
Sullivan's statement proceeds:
"It is inconceivable that any sane
man snould deliberately state, with
the intention to have published ' to
the world, that 'there was not a man
smong the 12 who had not at some
time in his career done the same thing
as young Caminetti had done." By
iiuch • a statement the speaker pro
rlaims himself the debaucher of inno
cent girls, and puts In the same de
spicable class with himself 11 other
men whose reputation in the commu
nity in which they live is above re
The.following parts of Hlester's In
terview are quoted by Sullivan's state
"I voted to find Caminetti guilty to
save his father and hia mother a lot
of useless counsel fees. • * • I
voted Caminetti guilty because the
rest of the Jurors Insisted on a com
"I regard the verdict as a disgrace
vto the United States. I believe that
the verdict should be reversed, for 1
believe the young man is innocent ©1
this charge. When we began to de
liberate the question-It was put up to
the'Jurors that there was not a man
emong the twelve who had not at
tome time In his career done the
same thing as young Caminetti had
"• • • Every man sitting in tht
jury box regarded the testimony ol
Hiss Warrington and Miss Morris as
perjured testimony. • * • All oi
the jurors admitted that these twc
witnesses were drilled witnesses."
The following is from Mr. Sullivan'!
"We can hardly believe that Mr
'Hiester or any one at large would b<
capable of thus expressing himself
We are inclined to believe that Mr
IWester was not correctly reporte t
and that the views attributed to hln
' are a pure fabrication.
"A juror who would vote in favo:
of a verdict of guilty against an inno
' cent person, charged with an infamoui
crime, 'to save his father and hii
mother from a lot of useless counse
fees," or for any other reason, com
Bilts a crime against society more In
Continued oa l'm§t 3, Col am a 8
THE San Francisco CALL
Mary Austin
I HAVE been asked to give a more explicit
statement of the moral principles involved
in the public prosecution which has been
engrossing attention during the last few
weeks. Point is given to the demand for
such an explication by the announcement that
one of the jurors regrets his verdict, and
would change it to one of acquittal on the
ground that "there was not a man among the
12 who had not at some time in his career
done the same thing.
Of course the juror did not mean exactly
jMary Austin!
•* what he said: he did not mean to say that
every member of the 12 had obtained admittance to respectable
homes under assumed names, formed illicit relations with the
daughters of those homes, themselves being married at the time,
and finally run away with the young .women into a neighboring,
siate. abandoning their own wives and children. All that he
meant to say was that every one of the 12 had probably been
guilty of one or more illicit acts.
This, as a statement of fact, was probably correct. We
might go further and say that if the jury had been composed of
women, most of them would have been able to recall occasions
when nothing but the restraints which society throws about
young girls saved them from serious misadventures. But to at
tempt to render a verdict by such personal probabilities would
have been to overthrow all the social gain of the last 50 years.
For this is just the point of departure between the old way of
looking at these problems and the new. The old fixes attention
on a physical act and judges by the commission or noncommis
sion of it. But the new regards the act merely as an incident or
perhaps the occasion of damage inflicted.
It is necessary to be very explicit here. A love relation is
the most private and personal relation in the world. Nobody has
a right to inquire into it on any pretext except one. It may be
inquired into whenever consequences resulting from it are found
to affect the welfare of society. The question as to whether a
particular love relation is moral or immoral is, in respect to the
parties to it, between them and their God. But at the points at
which it begins to work injury to others it ceases to be anything
but a social question. It is possible that there might be other
acts which human beings might commit which would be worse
for them than those incident to a secret love affair. But when
individuals are brought into the courts they are not being tried
for the consequences of their acts to themselves. They are
being tried for the effect of their act on us.
The purpose behind the Mann act and others similar to it
is not to regulate private relations between men and women, but
to prevent certain definite and obvious evils which may be the
result of such relations when they are conducted Without due re
gard for the rights of society. The modern position on this sub
ject is that public damage, whether it is the result of money rela
tions or love relations or industrial relations, should be subject
to public correction. If it becomes known through experience
that certain acts, committed under particular circumstances, in
variably work out badly for society, then society has a right, and
only then, to penalize the act.
It would take too long to show why it is we have been so
much slower to recognize and apply this principle in matters of
sex than in any other department of life, but probably much of
our difficulty arises - from the lack of clear understanding
t>f just what constitutes this great human issue.
All the world is divided into male and female, and the one
determining factor in this partition is the relation they respect
ively hold to the young of the species. In other words, all the
world is potentially either father or mother. There is absolutely
no other universal distinction. All the occupations and privileges
of society have changed hands many times in the history of
civilization. The early Teutonic women went to war with their
husbands, and modern San Francisco women become police.
| Men have made bread and embroidery. But there is no way of
exchanging the special functions they have to perform on behalf
of their joint offspring. In most of the issues of life we are just
human, but in the business of parents we are men and
Since this is the most important work that they have to-
Costumed ok F««e 9, column .
Mrs. Margaret McKinney
Declares Husband Lived
a Double Life
That Dr. Caleb W McKinney, for
merly of Fresno, now practicing in
Han Franc isco, actually was a "Doctor
Jekyll" to the public and a "Mr. Hyde"
in private with his wife, Margaret
Virginia McKinney, i« a statement
contained in a deposition filed in the
superior court today by Mrs. Chloe
Sullivan McXulty of 27."> Turk street
1n a suit of Mrs. McKinney for divorce.
The complaint of the wife charges
Doctor McKinney with having torn
the clothing from her and struck and
abused her. Mrs. McXulty says that
the doctor told her that he loved his
bride devotedly, but that he was mad
dened with Jealousy.
"He is a regular fiend," Mrs. McKin
ney is alleged to have told Mrs. Mc-
The deposition of Mrs. McXulty is
given on behalf of the wife. After
stating that she resided at the same
house with the McKinneys at 1326
Tulare street, Fresno, Mrs. McXulty
•'About the first week in September,
1911, while I was talking with ■ gen
tleman and my daughter was playing
the piano, Mrs. McKinney began
screaming in the next room.
"The doctor had her clothes all torn
off when I got there. She had on a
pretty suit of clothes, negligee, that
was all hanging, and she showed me
where he pinched and bit her."
Mrs. McNulty declares that the doc
tor said:
"I never hurt her," and Mrs. Mc-
McKinney replied:
"He is a regular fiend." whereupon
the physician Is said to have re
"I loved her so,«and was jealous."
Mrs. McNulty says that her daugh
ter and the gentlemen were witnesses
and that her friend threatened to
thrash the doctor.
"She (Mrs. McKinney) referred to
him (Doctor McKinney) as an original
Doctor Jekyll and Mr. Hyde?"
"Yes, sir," replied Mrs. McNulty.
"In other words, he was a Doctor
Jekyll In public and a Mr. Hyde In
"That Is {he WR y 1 would infer from
what she said," replied Mrs. McNulty."
Mrs. McNulty further alleged that
the occurrences were regular, day
after day, and night after night.''
"She came to me in tears day after
day and told me about It," says Mrs.
McNulty in the deposition.
The McKlnneys married in Grass*]
Valley, June 6, 1910, and the first act
of cruelty is alleged to have taken
place in that year at Grass Valley,
when the doctor choked his wife and
tore off her clothes. In April of this
year Mrs. McKinney entered Adler's
sanitarium. She has a baby girl seven
weeks old.
Her complaint, filed by Attorney
Charles A. I-ee, asks financial relief.
Doctor McKinney presents the sworn
denial through his attorney, Edwin V.
Cupid Bags Score
At Native Sons' Fete
The celebration of the Native Sons
of the Golden West In Oakland was
the signal for more marriages than
lias been seen since the honeymoon
month of June. Cupid danced with
the grizzly bear and the clerks at the
marriage license counter In the hall
of records were almost swamped with
work. A score of licenses to pruple
all over the state had been issued by
tioon toljay, and Deputy Clerk M. J.
Riley declared that this was a record
toy the month, of September.
Miss Evelyn Austin, Mrs. Mary Tobin and Mrs. Harriett Willard, three prominent members of
Native Daughters of Golden West
Charles E. Foley, assistant re
ceiving teller at the Anglo London
and Paris National bank, had a
greater love for tennis than for his
wife, Hrs. Elizabeth R. Foley, accord
ing to her testimony before Judge
Van No.strand today, which resulted
In her receiving an Interlocutory de
cree of divorce. The property rights
were settled out of court. Foley did
not appear.
Mrs. Koley stated that she was com
pelled to leave their home in April
after her husband had criticised her
friends and relatives. Frequent quar
rels are alleged to have occurred and
that they terminated when Mr. Foley
would cease his tennis racket and
dissipate his anger "on" the courts.
His wife has now dissipated hers
"in" the courts.
Copper Miners Clash
With Nonunion Men
CALUM XT, Mich., Sept. B.—Striking
copaer miners today attacked non
union employes going to work In
mines at Red Jivrket and Laurium.
Flats and clubs were freely used, but
no one was seriously injured. The
militia dispersed the mob.
Artillery men today routed scores
of men and women at South Kear
sarge, when an attempt was made to
prevent the opening- of a mine there.
Picketing; continue;! today at all
mines throughout the district.
Pennsylvania Storm
Loss Put at $1,000,000
f HARRISBURG. Pa.. Sept. B.—Nearly
$1,000,000 is the estimated damage of
a terrific storm tiiat swept through
Lancaster county last night, flooding
miles of tobacco and corn fields,
burning barns and carrying off build
EVANSV"ILLE.« Ind., Sept. B.—The
Intense heat that has held tii ts city for
10 days was blamed for three success
ful suicides and seven other attempts
to die during the last week. Mrs.
Ellen Lauderdale, who took poison,
was dying: today.
The sale of municipal bonds con
tinues to be brisk in the city treas
urer's office. This morning orders
came by mail for $6,000. making the
aggregate sale to date $.-,77,000. Or
ders are also on hand for $68,000.
Representatives of 15 mothers' clubs
gave their approval to the project
started by probation officer Christian
Ruess to have the board of supervi
sors appropriate $50,000 for Improve
ments In juvenile court work In Ala
meda county.
Oakland Is Thronged by
Thousands of Parlor
With tens of thousands of delegates
of the Native Sons and Daughters of
the Golden West from parlors In
every nook and corner of the state
of California thronging the streets
of the city, the numerous features of
the, third day of the sixty-third Ad
mission day celebration of the orders
were presented in Oakland today.
So great has been the influx of mem
bers of the two orders from all over
California that by the time of the
close of the celebration tomorrow
evening it is expected that fully 50,00,0
members will have witnessed the
great pageant.
The main event on the program for
this afternoon, in addition to concerts
by bands of various jparlors, was the
pageant of Oakland school children
illustrating the history of California,
at 2 o'clock in park, under
the direction of the Oakland play
ground commission.
Several hundred boys, and girls par
ticipated In the pageant, presenting
tho pictorial drama of the Indian days
of California in historical procession.
In symbollo dances the little folk por
trayed the occupation of California
by the Indians before the coming of
the white men. The natural amphi
theater at the park was an Ideal stage
for the display, and the h!Us rising
from the park were black with spec
tators. One hundred and twenty-five
girls and 75 boys of the De Fremery
park playground presented the drama.
Among those who participated in
the pageant were Ruth Kork, Eisio
Lnnsell, Marguerite Mem, Helen Cook,
Anna Griffin, Hilma Herman, Carrie
Schwartz, Margaret Rowland, Dorothy
Howard, Helen Plummer. Alice Plum
mer, Margaret Hean, Ella Taylor, Mil
dred McKAne, Katherlne Mathews,
Anna Carter, Ruth Carter, Irene
Carter, Helen Sobranes, Katherlne
Sobranes, Madge Donovan and Mar-
Sobranes, Dorothy Sobranes, Madge
Donovan and Margaret Mau.
This evening 50,000 lights will be
switched on all over the city and a
briillant evening display will be in
augurated with the electrical parade.
Tho signal for this will be given at 9
o'clock, with the arrival of the 30 par
lors of Native Sons and Daughters
from San Francisco. Twenty Illumi
nated floats will make the parade sec
ond only to the Admission day parade
tomorrow morning.
More than 3,000 Native Sons and
Native Daughters of San Francisco
will participate in the electrical
pageant, joining the procession at
Second street and Broadway.
The arrival at the lake of the
marching bodies will be the signal for
! the beginning of a display of fire-
I works on the water, some of the finest
Co»ttau»« »b Vmg* 8> Colojatn tl
San Francis co;vS
pirsSt Great Dai\y
FQtindedt — 1856
Carrying with her the secrets of her
life tragedy, Miss Louise Feltln of San
Jose, who a month ago attempted to
commit suicide by jumping from the
deck of an Oakland ferry boat, last
night ended her life by hanging in the
barn of her relatives in San Jose. The
only clew to the cause for her suicidal
Intent Is the word she slipped out
once from the family home when she
told a friend her name was Mrs, Fred
The parents know nothing of her
romance. Fred George is a prize
fighter and commonly known as "Kid*
George. It Is believed that she had
married him.
During a visit to this city last
month the woman attempted to end
her life by jumping oyer the rail of a
ferry boat. When she struck the
water she started to swim, and when
rescued declined to give any motives
for her attempt.
Her body was discovered this morn
ing dangling from the rafter. In the
barn of her relatives, San Jose
Plant So Tender It
Must Be Coddled at
Breakfast Each Day
German Botanist, Member of Sa-
vants' Party. Finds Rare Speci
men in California Tour
How, would you like to own a plant
of such rarity and value and perish
ability that when you took time to
eat a few bites you had to have it
beside you for fear it would wilt?
Dr. Adolph Engler of Berlin, the
world's foremost living botanist, who
Is the kaiser's own chief gardener,
has one like that. He is a member
of the party of botanists traveling
about California's beauty spots seek
ing the rare" and wonderful plant
In company with Dr. Carl Schroeter
of Switzerland Doctor Engler dropped
Into the Palace for breakfast. Under
his arm he Carried a marvelous look
ing plant, something on the orchid
He placed it carefully on the table
beside him.
"Oh, waiter:" he called, "can you
get me a bit of warm water?"
The liquid was brought and Doc
tor Engler began to water the plant.
"It must be watered constantly
with warm water, or it will perish
under one's vejy nose," he explained.
"And I believe it's the only one of its
klod in your beautiful California-"
Detective Finds Auto Tally
ing With the Machine
Causing Woman's .. *
Punish Violators to
Limit of Law, Says
President of Dealers
THE following statement
was made today by J. A.
Marsh, president of the San
Francisco Motor Car Dealers'
"The large number of auto
mobile accidents during tbe laat
few month* are deplorable. - I
believe tbat the v!»Intor» should
be arrested and punished to the
full extent of the law.
"I want te take this oppor
tunity to appeal, through The
Call, to all the autolats of Ban
Francisco to do everything pos
sible to help the police effect the
capture- of these people. This
association stands back of tbe
movement to put a stop to this
"joy ride-speed burning;" rraie,
mot only for the benefit of the
citizens, but for oar own pro
tection. While the real motor
ist never participates In any
thing; of the joy ride rhnrnctrr,
we nevertheless are blamrd by
the general public."
Detective Manuel de la Guerra. fol
lowing" the receipt of a mysterious
tip, believed to concern the Identity
of the driver of the automobile that
struck: and killed Mrs. Gale Dooley
and Injured Louis J. Ward on the
Great Highway Saturday night, has
been working all morning on a new
clew that will lead, it Is said, to the
discovery of the responsible party.
Detective de la Guerra refused to
divulge the precise nature of the new
clew he had obtained, but It Is whis
pered about police headquarters that
he has learned the location of a ma
chine fitting the description of the
car wanted.
Captain of Detectives John Mooney
and his squad are redoubling their ef
forts to locate the reckless autolst*
responsible for the death of Mrs. Gale
Dooley, particularly since another vic
tim was added to the list of In
jured when Lee Bobson, a news
paper carrier, was struck while driv
ing out Geary street early this morn
ing and abandoned. It Is believed that
the police net Is slowly closing In on
the guilty parties.
Lee Bobson, who was struck from
behind as he was driving out Geary
street near Meson shortly after 2
o'clock this morning, and left lying
helpless N -in the street while his team
dashed down Mason street to Market
before It was stopped, reported to
Patrolman Whalen that he could not
obtain the number of the machirra
that struck him because of the rate
of speed it was going. He said,
however, that it was a big touring
car, containing four people, none of
whom even gave him a backward
Bobson suffered severe and painful
contusions and cuts about the body
and head, but refused to go to a hos
pital. He was removed to his home.
When the Bobson accident was re
ported to Captain Mooney, who has
assigned every available man in his
department to hunt down the autoists
responsible for the death of Mrs. Gall
Dooley. he said:
"I am determined to put a stop to
this reckless driving and disregard
of human life. If the persons who
are responsible for the killing of Mrs.
Dooling and the serious injury of
Louis J. Ward, who were run down
on the Great Highway last Satsrday
morning by an automobile,* ars
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