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Prominent Men and Women Heap Praise on Mrs. Mary Austin's Work YOUNG WOMEN MUST NOT BE L0OKE!) UPON % PrIFY MM NflVFi IST I i! L 3 - U! 1 I U libI LLty i Continued From Pace 1 gether, certain conditions are necessary for carrying it out sue- The first of these is that they must respect the functions of parenting in one another. They must aid and assist one another wherever possible. They must never interfere with such obligations in one another. The beggings of all these considerations are shown among all the higher animals. A very little thought will show that they are at the bottom of most of the customs and courtesies which exist between the men and women of any country. And ac cording as relations between them are established in harmony with these considerations they are to be judged moral or im moral. The item of mutual respect of sex in one another is far more important than appears at first. That a finer strain of human beings is born in a period when relations between men and women are noble and trustful is easily proved by a glance about the world today or back through history. Where such mutual respect exists young women are not looked upon as prey; they are not obliged to fight for their virtue, nor put to any undue strain to protect themselves. Your men are not subjected to lewd solicitations. Where there is respect husbands and wives are not betrayed even when they no longer care ardently for one another. OBLIGATION TO AID Under the obligation to aid and assist come all those things that are undertaken for the care of the young, not only our own, but all of the young generation, and under the obligation of non interference most of the offenses which are commonly recog nized and some others. It is interference for one sex to subject the other to pressure nr undue persuasion, or by cruelty or neglect make it impossible or even difficult for the other to carry out the proper share of work for the young. Especially is it interference for the husband to flaunt infidel ity in the face of the mother of his children. It is going to be a wrench for many people to pull them selves about from thinking that the whole of morality or im morality in this connction rests on the commission or noncom mission of an act and discover it in the relation of private be havior to a large social purpose. But if we are ever to get for ward with civilization this is the point of view to which we must come. Love relations must be brought out of the fog of ignorance and mystery and subjected to the same scientific scrutiny that we are bringing to bear on industrial relations. They must be established on the same basis of openness, fairness, honesty and, above all. social service. They must be subjected to intelligent restriction quite as much as are labor and industry. For in the love life of the people is one of the three great props of civiliza tion. Above everything else they must be able to endure dis cussion such as this. Any condition of national love life which is so bad that it will not bear talking about is too bad to live with. WRITER'S KEEN INSfGHT OF MORAL ISSUE COMMENDED Since the appearance of the first of Mrs. Mary Austin's articles upon the Diggs-Caminetti case comment has been freely indulged in by all classes of people concerning the viewpoint taken by this able writer upon the problem of an equal standard of morals. These expressions have come from all sources. The following interview* gathered by The Call are from men and women in almost every profession and show how vitally the public is interested in this great case and Mrs. Austin's articles in par ticular: SHOWS US LIGHT —REV. LAUGHTON REV. GEORGE I.U'tiflTOS, Mission Congregational church— In her three article* on the Diggs- Camlnettl case Mrs. Austin demon strates the turth of the old adage, "knowledge Is power." It Is a comparatively easy thing to pro nounce judgment on the conduct of the offenders in the episode. They have received universal con demnation. Undoubtedly thty deserve it. But now that the ver dict has been rendered and the sentence will shortly be passed, there are other matters to be con sidered. What these matters are Mary Austin shows. In a lumin ous and Instructive way she proves to us that prevention is better than cure and that the problem confronting society Is, How can we prevent such crimes as the one to which the recent trials direct our attention? All misconduct Is ignorance. It Is the lack of light. And for the light which. Mary Austin, through the medium of The Call, brings to the subject of social relationship and responsibilities we are de voutly thankful. REV. E. R. DILLE AGREES WITH HER REV. fit R. DILLE, Central Meth odist EpiKropal « lmrch —Mrs Aus tin takes a very broad view of the problem offered in the Diggs- Caminetti trial, and one that I certainly agree With. It marks a new era, this interest that women are taking in our social system. I am very much pleased with Mrs. Austin's work. 1 like her treat me; • of the subject, because It is not superficial, REV. PETER JENSEN ADMIRES FAIRNESS REV. PETER A. H. JENSEN, Ansgar Danish Lutheran church 1 congratulate The Call upon its enterprise, and I congratulate Mrs. Austin upon her impartial, her keen sighted view of the rase Reports of the Diggs and Caminetti trials have been alto gether one sided and it has been rather difficult for the reader to get an Impartial account of the hearings until Mrs. Austin's arti cles appeared. I admire her style. The sentiment expressed by her meets with my approval. She has been fair and Just to all con cerned. ARTICLES CLEAN, SAYS MRS. DARLING MRS. CLARA L. DARLIN'O—I read with Interest every word that Mrs. Austin wrote on the case. I think her articles were clean and well handled. She took a broad minded view of the question in volved. I heartily agree with her. MRS. AUSTIN LIKE KNIGHTS OF OLD RAH HI M. S. LEV V, Beth Is rael—Mrs. Austin's articles are very clever and interesting. I agree with her viewpoint. The In fluence of women morally is more Intense than that of men. Men are not as considerate as women of sex problems. I am delighted to find that the moral women have taken such an interest in this matter. In days of old the knights went into the arena and fought in defense of women. B*rs. Austin is taking the place of those knights. THE SAN FRAyCTSCO CALL, MONDAY, SEPTEMBER 8, 1913. Diggs and Caminetti Tried for an Offense Against All of Womankind FROM MARY AUSTIN'S ARTICLES ON THE DIGGS-CAMI NETTI CASE Love, good honest love, has to be paid for by all sorts of self restraints and sacrifices, and none of the four had paid. Some clinging to an ideal of virtue is shown by the insistence of the young women that they would never have surrendered without the promise of marriage. Tliey had a fiittt notion that this con . - ed their looseness, but they appeared wholly lacking in any s*nsc of the solidarity of women. They .vere willing to affront all woman . d In themte'v.rs by theil infringement of the other women's It is the beginning of a practical realization Of the tremendous social bearing cf such irregularities. Heretofore eases ot this kin«l been Investigated by outraged wives, betrayed women, dishonored parents. But Diggs and Caminetti are being tried by the social body for an offense against all of us. There is knowledge enough in the world as to the nature of the responsibilities that are tied up with loving, and of the far reaching effects of the wrong love relation, to safeguard all the young people of the world, if we could only get it to them. And it is our duty to get it to them! They have a right to instruction in the proper conduct of their love life as to a knowledge of physics and geometry. Here are two men, who with bad intention, or complete lack of any intention whatever, have seriously damaged the lives of four women: if you count the children, six persons m all. Add to that the shame and grief of the six sets of parents in volved and you have a heavy account. The big fact that obscures everything else is that the men are being tried for a public offense rather than a private one. We have come to that at last; the ruin of young girls is a wrong inflicted not on the unhappy victims alone, but on society. By what extraordinary misapplication of schooling did Drew Caminetti become fit to serve on a board of public control without at the same time learning to control himself in the fulfillment of his obligation as a husband and as a father? COMMENDABLE ACT, SAYS REV. FRIEND REV. WILLIAM NAT FRIEND, Howard rresbjterlan church— "I'm impressed with the Interest ing charScterlstics of the ar ticles of Mrs. Austin, both from the woman's as well as the au thor's point of view. I am pro foundly Interested In the repre sentative attitude toward the Diggs-Camlnettl case, indicating the Interest women are going to take regarding universal purity and morality. Also, the concern they are going to take In politics. They are doing it In a sane way that is really gratifying. My con clusions on the matter of the Diggs-Caminetti case have grown out of Mrs. Austin's articles and have made me ponder. I think It commendable of a new paper to get a strong literary expression on such matters, particularly a feminine one. DR. CAGLIERI SAYS VIEWS STIMULATE OR. Ot'IDO K. ( AGUEW, So prrvlaor—Mrt. Austin is a woman of mature judgment and her writings upon the Diggs-Cami netti case have interested me ex ceedingly. I rarely read accounts of trials of this sort, but The Call's enterprise in getting the views (>': a writer of Mrs. Austin's caliber should appeal greatly to the women and stimulate them to nght for the protection of their sex and attain a higher moral standard. ONLY REDEEMING FEATURE OF TRIAL RABBI BERNARD M.KAPLAN, Ohahal Shalom* oongreaatlon— The Diggs-Caminetti case is a tragedy, and like all tragedies it leaves behind broken hearts and sad homes. The only redeeming feature about it is the new point of view, an equal standard demanded of men and women, as Is so well pointed out by Mrs. Austin. WELL DONE, SAYS SUPERVISOR PAYOT SUPERVISOR HENRY PAYOT —Mrs. Austin's articles have ap pealed to me very much. She hits a subject that is of great Import ance to society and handles the problem In a clever as well as a commendable fashion. MRS. AUSTIN HITS NAIL ON THE HEAD THOMAS 0< ON NOR. attorney— I have read Mrs. Austin's articles with a great deal of Interest. They are exceedingly well written and I believe she hits the nail on the head. FINE WRITER, SAYS MRS. W. C. MORROW MRS. W. C. MORROW—I can't say that I agree with Mrs. Aus tin on several points upon which She touched, but nevertheless I read all of her articles. She is a fine woman and a clever writer and handled the subject In a splendid manner. MRS. AUSTIN HAS NOT EXAGGERATED MRS. CLARENCE GRANGE — The Call's articles by Mrs. Austin were fair and wholesome and ex ceptionally well written. They were written with a good, elevat ing purpose, I am sure. It is in teresting to note that Mrs. Austin has not exaggerated, and this fact is appreciated generally, I believe. REPORT DISPLAYS MASCULINE MIND MISS JEN mi: partridge— The articles were wonderfully broadminded for a woman. Mary Austin displayed almost a mas culine mind in her fair and impar tial report of the case. Her re port Is far above the average. And the reviews are clear and of high order. I agree with her per fectly. I enjoyed every word that she wrote on the question. REPORTS DO GOOD REV. BURLINGAME HEY. GEORGE E. BIRLI\ t VME, First RaptUt church—The Call has rendered the public a valuable service In securing the services of Mrs. Austin to write her views of th* case These ar ticles will tend to counteract some of the unwholesome and un savory Ideas that have been clr- • culating in the community. Each treatise has been particularly valuable at this time, and I for one highly appreciate her work. Mrs. Austin's report was de signed to do a great amount of good. Her Ideas were of a high moral standard Her discussion Is one of the most slgnirtcant and valuable features that current Journalism has brought out on the question. REV. BENSON SAYS AUTHOR IS RIGHT KEY. EtOEXK HIXTINGTOX BEXSOX, Church of St. John the Evangelist—l was profoundly Im pressed with Mary Austin's ac count of the crowds at the trials —of the curiosity seekers, who seemed to fall to realize the deep tragedy of all that was being written Into human hearts. Mrs. Austin brought out the fact that the people generally did not real ize the menace to society and to the home that the immorality of the trials revealed. I agree with her. She's right Her report was fine. The view taken by the author shows deep penetration of human character. In a case like this It Is an excellent Idea to have a celan, high minded person say what she sees and thinks. I believe her articles have been valuable read ing for the public. RABBI JACOB NIETO INDORSES VIEWS RABBI JACOB NIETO. Congre gation Sherlth Israel—l know Mrs. Austin personally and. while I have not read all of her articles upon the subject. I am very much In sympathy with her viewDolnt. ALONG RIGHT LINE, SAYS MRS. DOUGLAS MRS. AI.EX E. DOI'GIjAS—Mrs. Austin's articles were along the right line. I am In hearty accord with her views and opinions. ARTICLES INSPIRE, SAYS FICKERT CH \HI.EM M. FICKERT, district attorney—l am a believer in the teaching of sex hygiene to the young of both sexes, that they may be able to take care of them selves. The Diggs-Caminetti case is a sad affair, and Mrs. Austin in her able articles has pointed out the great necessity of an equal standard of morals. She has han dled the subject In a delicate yet broad manner, and her writings should inspire women as well as men. FINE IDEA, SAYS MRS. E. D. KNIGHT MRS. E. 1). KMtiHT—Mary Austin gives expression to views that will be highly appreciated by thlnktng people. Her articles will have a tendency to open the eyes of some of the mothers who trust their daughters too much in the field where evils are abroad. I agree with Mrs. Austin, and I think it an excellent Idea for her to write for The Call. t'klah Excursion The Northwestern Pacific announces a popular excursion to Ukiah on Sun day, September H. No stops are made In transit, except for train pur potts, and every one is guaranteed a seat, as no more tickets will be sold than seats provided. This is a splen did opportunity to enjoy a Wonderful ride through the beautiful valleys of Marin. Sonoma and Mendocino coun ties and along the Russian river. Over four hours at Uklah in which to visit the hop festival, with its many attractlve and entertaining features. The leaving time from San Francisco i is 8:45 a. m. and from Ukiah 5 p. m Tickets are only $2.50 for round trip, ! and are now on sale at city ticket i office, B*4 Market street (Flood build- ! Ins-), and also at the ferry.—Adver- I tlsement. ____ CASTOR IA! For Infants and Children. The Kind You Hays Always Bought WHITE SLAVE TRIALS A CHECK TO LURE OF GIRLS TO RUIN SAYS HERRINGTON "A single moral standard is the logical sequence of equal suffrage," said Judge Clayton Herrington today. ''The educational benefit to the world of the Diggs-Caminetti case is immeasurable. The publicity of the prosecution has done more toward checking the work of men and women who lure giris to the underworld than anything in recent history. "Before any one says the Mann act was not ihtended to prosecute cases of this kind let him stop to consider what would have happened to these two girls if Diggs and Caminetti had been able to desert them after reaching Reno. What was the way out other than the red light?" Judge Herrlngton was appointed special government investigator to enforce the provisions of the Mann act when that famous statute was en acted three years ago. Since his appointment Judge Herrlngton bran dished a tireless sword, prosecuting white' slavers with a vengeance over the entire United States. His resig nation was forced when he went to the support of John L. McNab, former United States district attorney, when 1 that official quit because he thought politics stayed the Digga-Camlnettl prosecution. "Cases like the Diggs-Caminetti af fair are typical of the thing the gov ernment hoped to put a check to. You have Congressman Mann's word for it. and you have the opinion of the United States supreme court Uphold ing its aim and its constitutionality. What more do you want? WILL TEACH CHILDREN' "If I have a right view of the sit uation," Judge Herrlngton continued, "one of tb,e quickest results to follow this case will be the wide teaching of sex matters to children In the pub- j He schools. "It is because children are Ignorant at sexual laws that they are ; wronged easily by their associates. ■ Mary Austin In her articles In The Call hit the nail squarely. She said the remarkable thing is that so many of us who are well educated 1 in almost every department of life know absolutely nothing about t the conduct of our love life. If boys and girls were rightly educated, each young man would take the same view of every girl he takes of his sister. "Any man who says Diggs and Caminetti should not have been prose cuted under the Mann act for doing HELP HER WORK —MISS NESFIELD MISS MARGARET NESFIEI.D, Investigator for the supervisors in the administration of funds under the mothers' pension bill— I think that the articles of Mary Austin on the Diggs-Caminetti case exhibit the fairest and most comprehensive grasp of the situ ation and its cause thus far writ ten. I have real each article with the greatest interest. In fact, I have read little other com ment on the case. Mrs. Austin Is correct when she says that it Is the social body and not the in dividual that is most to be con sidered. The sin in these cases is not so much against two women, or four, counting the wives, as it is against their sex. I am grateful to Mrs. Austin for presenting the true issue in so clear a light. Many an aban doned child who comes under my care is the innocent victim of circumstances such as have brought ruin on the households of Diggs and Caminetti. ARTICLES HELPFUL —MRS. O'DONNELL MRS. E. 11. ODOXJfELL-Mary Austin's reviews are wonderfully elevating*. They have been—and they will be—a great help to peo ple who are striving to uplift the moral standard of humanity. I do not agree with Mrs. Austin on all the points upon which she touched. She saya reform the men first. I say that we should make an endeavor to reform both sexes at the same time. Society should recognize moral character. Children should be trained morally above everything else. With a high moral standard society would have some incentive to strive for. Society can endeavor to reach a cure for immorality by not rec ognizing people not of good char acter. But why do people spend money to go to the vaudeville theaters to see Just such people as those who have attained so much notoriety as in the cases of r.'hich Mrs. Austin writes? MADAME TOJETTI LIKES HER VIEWS MME. EMILIA TOJETTI—I fully agree with Mary Austin in the articles she has written for The Call. I was particularly pleased with her idea that it is a crime against society rather than an entirely private offense. Publicity is, it seems to me, the only way to keep some people from doing those things of which they are afraid of being found out. She has taken a thoroughly broad and sensible view of the case. ADVEHTISKMIONT FOR SUPERVISOR h.w. hutton Former Police Commissioner. We need more factories and in dustrial payrolls. A man has the right to live where he pleases, out a city good enough to earn a liv ing in ought to be good enough to live In. what each did must/ be In favor of the abolishment of the institution of marriage. You can not be for one without being against the other. COMMON' LAW INVOKED "Every man who has followed the disgusting affair says to himself'— well, if that had been my (laughter, the case never would Rave got Into the courts—meaning that he would have Invoked the common law, and killed. Whether such an Intention is car ried out makes no difference for the sake of argument. Bringing the af fair close to home shows the real reason for the prosecution—a crime against any virtuous woman is a crime against us ail—for it Is a crime against the family and a crime against civilization. "I am convinced there Is not the transportation of women from one part of the country to another for the gratification of one man's pleasure there was four years ago—the Mann law has made men afraid to be as reckless as they were formerly. You can't legislate morals, but the whole agitation on the sex question has been launched by this very thing, and it can not help but produce good. STEP IN RIGHT DIRECTION 'The government thought, in pass ing that law, it would make a first step, resulting in similar laws passed by the different states. It Is a step in the right direction. "Men's rights are becoming women's rights. One of the surest results of I The Largest Clothing Store in America—4 Solid Floors of Clothing ALFRED LILIENf ELD & CO. OVERCOAT SPECIALISTS I KEARNY STREET AT POST IA Five Days' Sale I OF I Full Dress Clothes I COMMENCES TODAY H Every Full Dress and Tuxedo Suit in our store is, included. || They are all of this season's styles and embrace all of the II best makes. 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But the lr>w aildwa almost no discretion to the judge. It is OUf business to take up this aspect of the situation and find the remedy. Assuming the responsibility of determining when men gb wrong Implies an obligation to show them reasonably how to go tight. The Dires-Carninetti case will have done a great deal for us if it awakes us'to the absolute need of a competent commission, not so mucfi to report en the existence of vice as on methods of curing it. We have been satisfied before this to think cf the ruin cf a young woman as an' affair very much between her and her seducer or, in the case of an injured wife, resting it wholly on the damage done to her affections. We have thought of such irregularities in relation to an ideal of conduct, but now we are thinking of them in terms of social waste and loss. These young men, because of a certain failure of efficiency in only one department of their lives, have not only damaged the women to whom they were related and the children they begot, but they have wasted themselves. No one yet knows what is to be the practical outcome of this case, but one thing is certain, for several years at least Maury I. Diggs and Drew Caminetti are not going to be of much use to us. Here in America we spend a great deal on our young generation. It behooves us as a business people to spend a little more time and consideration to prevent their making a fiasco of their lives, as in the present instance. For that is the outcome of the whole affair. We begin by asking ourselves if the trouble could possibly be with our educational systems. What are we to think of a university which could teach Maury I. Diggs more about architecture than it began to teach him about being a man? The chief reason why society should be concerned with bringing offenders of this type to book is that the young families may be protected. But how can you fine a man $5,000 and not" at the same time fine his wife? And how can you shut him away from society without at the same time cutting off her means of support? dqua) sufTrage will be a single moral standard, which will solve the trou ble. The root of the Diggs-Camlnettl affair is in the social fabric. Thou sands of years of license by men and economic dependence on the part of women have made women passive in certain matters and tolerant of lib erties on the part of a husband she is naturally opposed to. "For hundreds of years we have said to our daughters, 'You must not.' and to our sons, 'You may.' You see the results. Women are demanding equal purity on the part of the men they take for better or for worse in greater numbers every day. Man Is being touched by evolution and awak ening slowly to the realisation that there is every disadvantage to him self in sexual promiscuity and every advantage to himself in continence. When the whole world gets that view we will not need any Mann laws." CASE IS UPHELD In the case of the United States vs. Athanasaw, in which a decision was Prices to filed in February, 1913, the supremo court of the United States upheld the most liberal Interpretation of the statute. Justice McKenna wrote the opinion. In the case carried up to the high est court the girl had answered an advertisement for chorus girls and gone to a cabaret In Florida. Al though she was not debauched, she associated for a couple of days with persons of a low moral character, and the man who brought her there was convicted under the Mann act. The supreme court referred to the cabaret as "an efficient school of de bauchery of the special lmmoralitv whtch the statute was designed to cover." 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