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DIGGS AND CAMINETTI
GET PRISON TERMS ON
WHITE SLAVE CONVICTION
some expected the session would be
over in 10 minutes. The clock went
around while the oratory proceeded.
Diggs bit his finger nails. Camlnetti
rocked in his straight legged chair
and looked at the clock every five
minutes. The counsel who have played
the game to the limit for months were
on their toes. And w-hen the two
straight young fellows got up out of
their chairs and walked with heads
erect to the little stand where the at
torneys plead, there was a sense of
relief, as well as a sense of pity, in
th* shuffling feet in the courtroom.
JITMiE DELIVERS SENTENCE
"I have gfven this painful duty
that rests upon me a great deal of
consideration," Judge Van Fleet said.
"I am not going to recite the cir
cumstances surrounding your acts.
They perhaps rest upon your mind
more indelibly than anything that
1 could add. The evidence was such
that T am entirely satisfied with the
verdict rendered.
While the transactions of each of
yon very, I do not think they really
express a real distinction between the
offenses of each. I am satisfied, Diggs,
you are the more dominant of the
two, and had it not been for your
capacity in the direction of leadership.
1 am not so sure but the trip never
would have been taken. Caminetti is
not a fool, however. He knew what
he was about at all times.
"Your crime was essentially one of
opportunity. As disclosed by the
evidence, you probably would not
have been standing here if you had
not been afforded the opportunity by
social .-onditions. The primary cause
is laxity in social conditions. Pa r
ental control over the two girls was
Jacking. Drink had its paralyzing
iiand upon your consciousness in
these acts. For this laxity, the open
.-aioon and the easy roadhouse, so
ciety is certainly to blame, but that
condition does not relieve me of my
duty.
""Revolting as the circumstances of
your case are, I must say it does fail
below the deliberate traffic in human
souls and it is only fair to say you
are entirely free from any such im
putation; for the evidence certainly
Hf>ts U0 that the idea of profiting
financially from the debauchery of
your companions was farthest from
your minds."
diggs - wifr presem
Chic Mrs. Maurv Diggs .was there,
her pink cheeks surcharged with
hiood as her nervousness grew. Her
delicate face retained its frown as the
judge castigated the father of her
baby, and the sentence did not seem
to cut her any deeper.
Mrs. Anthony Caminetti, wife of
the commissioner general of immi
gration, heard her son read behind
the bars without a show of the deep
mother love that must have died
with the shock. She was steeled up
Stern, gray haired L P. Diggs of
Berkeley. Maury's father, remained
Mrs. Drew Camlnetti was not in
She is not even in San Francisco,
MRS. DIGGS LOYAL
Drew Caminetti admitted he didn t
know very much about his wife's
whereabouts. The situation between
Dlgfs and his wife is much different.
The love of Mrs. Diggs has not fal
tered through all of the terrible
"*K*l the straight and narrow for
m>-. anyway, you can bet or> : that."
Dngff Caminetti said. "I really, didn't
expect as much of a sentence as I
got. I'm just as good a boy now as
if I had already served 10 years. Sure,
we'll appeal. Might as well take a
DIGGS mU FIGHTING
Tiioy haven't got me yet." Diggs
said, with the flght in him that has
marked his every utterance off the
witness stand since he flrst learned
iherp Is such a law as the Mann law.
"I didn't expect any better than I re
ceived at the hands of Judge Van
Fleet after the position he took all
through the trial. I am not much in
favor of going to prison as long as
there is a chance to keep out, so if
the attorneys think the better of ap
pealing. I am for the appeal."
"I believe their are reversible er
l ors in the case," was the opinion of
Robert Devlin, Kate Coghlan and Mar
shall Woodworth of counsel for the
The special prosecutors had no par
ticular comments to make, save that
they believe the record is entirely
clear and will stand should it reach
the circuit court of appeals.
IIOMIS READILY GIVEN
Following are the names of the men
who signed the bond of Diggs for
115.000: 1. P. Diggs of Berkeley and
.1. A. Marshall, an uncle of Maury
Following are the names of the per
sons who signed the bonds of $10,000 I
for Caminetti: A. Sparboro, T. Baci
galupi. M. L. Perasso and C. Loperl.
When Mrs. Anthony Caminetti came
into the courtroom accompanied by a
man who looks so nearly like the vet
eran senator from Amador county that
he might be ills brother, there was a
NOT FIGHTING SENATOR
It's Senator Caminetti," the word
went around, and there was much i
possip about the last minute arrival |
of the commissioner general of immi
gration, whose new duties demanding
liis attendance at Washington when
his son, Drew, was indicted, led to
the charge that politics had been
brought to bear to postpone tha
trial of the cases.
One newspaper reporter flashed
iiis offlce that Senator Caminetti was
in the courtroom.
The new face did not fool those
who knew Senator Caminetti per
sonally, for this likeness was 150
pounds heavier and a foot taller—he
DEVLIN'S STRONG PLEA
Robert Devlin made a masterful
plea for mitigation of sentence. He ,
touched upon every feature of the j
case that might have a bearing for
leniency In a way that Shook Judge '■
Van Fleet's convictions for a short j
"■Sevan argued the crime was not 1
To Late Too Classify
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within the scope of the Mann act :
when it was enacted. Judge Van
Fleet explained that congress, before
passing the law, widened the pro
visions of the law to include all sorts
of debauchery, as well as the traffic,
but unfortunately they left In tbe last
clause, which ns»mes the act the
white slave traffic art, said Judge
Van Fleet
The point a; Ci*ue during the long
discussion was the definition of a
felony. The Mann la." expressly
states an infraction is a felony. Dev
lin argued it was discretionary with |
the trial judge, in federal practice. !
as to where the term of sentence
should be lived out, when in excess
of a year. He said there is no ruling
ol the high courts that states ex
prison shall be used when the penalty j
Is more than a year, whereas, when a |
penalty is less than a year, it must be :
served in the county jail.
The point with Judge Van Fleet \
was whether he could inflict a county ;
jail sentence more than a year in 1
length for a clear felony, as the law i
expressed. He asked the advice of j
the prosecutors. Both Roche and Sul- |
livan said they did not think the i
Judge should take a chance, as an in
fraction of the Mann act is clearly a
felony by the letter of the law, and
there is no decision of thes upreme
court settling the point definitely.
Actor Hanford .Wears Slouch Hat and He Likes Grape
Juice, Too
heated air In San Francisco yester*
day on Secretary of State Bryan, al
though many persons down town de
cided that the Great Commoner had
suddenly widened out his lecture cir
cuit to Include the Pacific coast. It
all started down at the ferry build
ing at 2 o'clock when a lot of demo
crats thought they espied their great
chief walking toward a streetcar.
Hurrying along after him they also
boarded cars headed up town, but be
fore they got any where near Kearny
street they began to hear reports that
William Jennings Bryan had been af
fected by the heat and was drinking
grape juice at every soda fountain
clear up to Powell street.
When a rumor started that the sec
retary of state was entering the Phe
lan building most of the democrats
were willing to bet hard cash that
the peerless one really was here.
Grape Juice dealers immediately be
gan yelling "long distance" into their
telephones in a frantic effort to get
in touch with their wholesalers.
The typical Bryan clothes were in
San Francisco all right, and the wear
er was ordering an American bever
age now more famous than the cock
tail. He was smiling benignly—and
democratically—and diplomatically at
WOMEN FLEE FIRE:
30 GUESTS ESCAPE
Panic Seizes Hotel Roomers
When Building Adjoin
ing Burns
Clarendon, Seventh and Washington
streets, Oakland, sent the 30 or more
men and women guests hurrying
forth at an early hour this morning.
A blaze broke out in the fuel oil
supply of the New Liberty bakery,
below the hotel, and the smoke which
rose through the building caused the
Mrs. Margaret Castelline, a roomer,
was overcome by the fumes, but was
carried out by the proprietor. H.
Camols. rireman Kippe, while fight
ing the flames in the basement, fell
through « manhole in the sidewalk
Th" damage to the bakery was
$•">.•»■>'! and i!irough smoke and water
'!,< ' otel- sustained a loss of about
THE 6AJn' FitAMJIbCO (JAIiL, vv 17, IV1.).
BRYAN'S DOUBLE HERE;
DEMOCRATS CAMPING
ON TRAIL ARE FOOLED
Charles B. Hanford, actor here on lecture tour, who looks like
William J. Bryan.
pretty soda dispenser-, and graciously
shaking hands with a crowd that got
The only drawback to the whole
performance was that it didn't happen
to be Bryan after all. The secretary
of state really is at his desk in Wash
ington, that is, unless he has started
on a lwture tour without letting the
Commoner's editor know about it.
Charles B. Hanford, Shakespearean
actor, now delivering the lecture in
connection with the Captain Scott
Antarctic expedition pictures, Is the
person who caused all the excitement.
Hanford doesn't have to make up
for this imitation; he really does look
like Bryan. He also wears the black
slouch hat, when it,isn't too warm for
such, and fhe long-coat, and last, but
not least, he is pretty near as much
of a slave to grape juice as the grown
up boy orator of the Platte.
lt isn't anything to San Francisco's
discredit that it was hoaxed; even of
ficial and very wise Washington got
taken In, too. Hanford lives at the
capital, is a warm friend of Bryan
and Is a member of the famous Grid
iron club. At the last annual Grid
iron dinner he was placed at the
head or the guest table, right next
to President Wilson.
The president happened to know
Hanford and wasn't deceived, but the
actor was kept busy for an hour bow
ing acknowledgments to salutations
from all parts of the banquet hall.
Many of the guests found opportu
nity to grasp liis hand and tell him
how well he was looking. Finally in
came the secretary of state himself,
to whom Hanford surrendered his
seat, while the two. President Wilson
and the few others in on the secret
set up a hearty laugh.
Chalmers "SIX"
HERE
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WATCHDOG,
SAYS GIRL
< ontiniied I'rom I'.nsf •
"gator." He looks especially wicked
and he undoubtedly has a most in
sulting eye-cold and unemotional —
but, pretty Miss Sara avers, "he is
the darlingest. cutest, sweetest bit
of animalism that ever made a girl
happy.
"But beware Jeff's wrath,'' she said,
jin all seriousness. "He will bite and
! hiss venomously at a word from me.
j His sharp teetli can rend flesh like
a buzz saw. and I believe that his
| bite would kill one."
"Doesn't he feel awfully slimy, and,
' er, slick like?"
"No, not to me; he doesn't feel
slimy. My sister (who began to tell
of the woes and misery Jeff had
I caused and still causes her) says he
I feels like a sick fish, and whenever
i Jeffle makes for her across the ear-
I pet little sister has a fainting fit.
She fainted this morning just be
cause Jeff tried to nestle in her
bosom."
BATS WEIGHT IN BTKAK \ W 10KK
Jeff, or Jeffle —a pet name for the
j little beast—eats his weight in raw
! beefsteak every week. He is trained
to the minute. When his mistress
says "hungry" little Jeff—he really
la a dear if you like that kind of
thing—opens his mouth just as cute.
At the Watson home. Sixteenth and
Market streets, Jeff is the whole
show, although from three widely
! different points. He is the darling
and the protector of Miss Sara, the
bane of her sister's life and a source
of unholy delight to friend brother.
"But he has a real dog beaten a
r»ile for guardian purposes." Miss
Sara maintains.
Officer's Aim Poor;
Thief Makes Escane
Two ineffective shots were fired at
a fleeing burglar early this morning
by Patrolman Coffman of Alameda
| when he discovered a man carry
ing a bundle at Mound street and
Central avenue. The thief dropped
his loot and fled. The bundle was
found to contain copper wire from
the Southern Pacific yards
SAYS TEDDY
WAS JUST
FOOLED
Bear Expert Intimates Colonel
Doesn't Know Grizzly
From Silver Tip
It's a bear!
One of those huge quadrupeds of
the mountains is apt to make Colonel
Theodore Roosevelt a member of the
Ananias club against his will.
Did Colonel Roosevelt kill grizzlies
in the Rocky mountains or didn't he?
Various opinions have been expressed
by various people upon the subject,
and today a new voice was added to
the controversy tending to substan
tiate certain intimations that the
colonel is a "nature faker."
This latest opinion was expressed
by Hugh M. Burke, a prominent San
Francisco clubman and former news
paper man, who speaks with certain
authority upon the question and de
clares that Dr. Joseph Grlnnell, di
rector of the California museum of
vertebrate zoology at the University
of California, is mistaken when he
asserts that Colonel Roosevelt killed
grizzlies In the Rocky mountains.
AUL DEAD, SAYS BURKE
"Far be it from any one to assert
that the colonel would not vanquish
a true grizzly in single handed com
bat," said Burk,e, "but the grizzly
such as Fremont, Kit Carson and
Adams knew had passed away before
the colonel came west."
The trouble started when the for
mer president. In an article in a New
York magazine, related thrilling ex
periences in which he slew a grizzly,
or grizzlies, in the Rocky mountains
of Colorado and Idaho.
His statements brought forth a
protest from Captain Albert Brown,
postmaster of the Napa county sol
diers' home, former scout and Indian
fighter. There are no grizzlies in the
Rockies, says Captain Brown.
On top of this Dr. Joseph Grlnnell
hastened to the defense of the for
mer president in his classification of
bears.
"Colonel Roosevelt was right when
he said that there are grizzlies in
the Rocky mountains," said Doctor
Grinneil. "They are found in num
bers in Yellowstone park and in the
Rockies of both Colorado and Idaho.
Colonel Roosevelt has an accurate
knowledge of wild game, and he was
not mistaken in the grizzlies he shot."
This was the statement that
brought the voice of Hugh M. Burke
into the dispute.
SAYS DOCTOR IS ll* ERROR
"Doctor Grlnnell must be mistaken
in his belief that the grizzly bear is
found in the Rockies of Colorado and
Idaho," declares Burke. "The 'silver
tip.' a bear that will put up a good
fight, is found there. Lewis and Clark
in the famous expedition under Presi
dent Jefferson's administration en
countered many of these bears on the
upper Missouri near the Yellowstone.
The bear would attack the hunter and
knock the gun from the man's hand.
This species of the bear is smaller
than the true grizzly.
"The real grizzly is a native of the
coast ranges—in truth a Californlan
— and therefore Captain Brown of the
soldiers' home is right when he avers
that Colonel Roosevelt did not slat
a grizzly.
"The late Doctor Chlsniore, who
was a diligent bear hunter, told me
15 years ago that there were only
two known grizzlies outside of cap
tivity. One was in the Tehachapi
range and the other is in the Siskiyou
mountains.
"Dr. Grinneil says the grizzly bear
has long, straight claws. Monarch,
who was taken alive and put In
Golden Gate park, was a true grizzly.
A glance at liis picture shows these
long, straight claws."
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WINSTED, Conn., Sept. 17.—L. G.
Tibbals, 61 years of age, of Norfolk,
got a needle In his body more than
a half century ago.
Yesterday a doctor extracted it In
two parts from Tibbals' right elbow,
lt was corroded. In traveling
through his body the needle had
never given him any trouble until
last spring, when he experienced a
pricking sensation in the arm when
he lifted anything. Recently the
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20.000 MEN IDLE
IN BRITISH STRIKE
Labor Trouble Spreads; Boy
Is Fatally Wounded by
Police Bullet
DUBLIN, Sept. 17,—More than
20,000 men today are idle either from
strike or lockout In the great move
ment of labor unrest which began
here with the tramway troubles and
spread to England and Scotland.
Armed police fired upon a crowd of
rioting farm laborers near Flnglass,
fatally wounding a boy. The police
man who fired the fatal shot was ar
rested.
Soldiers will be sent to patrol the
district north of Dublin and martial
law may be declared. The strike
movement is spreading and the ex
tension of the movement is Increasing
the hatred of the men.
It is estimated that the strike al
ready has cost $6,000,000. Dispatches
say that there are 12,000 men idle in
Ireland, 5,000 are out at Liverpool,
5,000 at Birmingham and 1,000 at
Glasgow.
It A 11.ROADS ARE CRIPPLED
BIRMINGHAM, England, Sept. 17. —
The strike of railroad employes, which
extended here from Dublin and Liver
pool, is spreading. This afternoon
2,000 men in the suburban service
joined the strike. Railroad traffic
here is becoming paralyzed.
Score of Sleuths
Trace Bomb Sent
To Kill General Otis
Federal Authorities and Police Work
Together to Find Person Who
Mailed Infernal Machine
LOS ANGELES. Sept. 17.—With a
score of men on the trail. Chief Se
bastian, Postmaster Harrison and fed
eral authorities are attempting to
trace the person who mailed the
bomb to General Harrison Gray Otis.
The police are working from a
straight crime standpoint, seeking to
trace the explosive, the wrappings
and the handwriting, while the fed
eral officers are attempting to trace
the movements of the dynamite after
it had been placed in the mail.
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TWO WIVES
HIGH, SAYS
LAWYER
Wants Court to Cut Alimony
of No. 1, So He Can Care
for No. 2
Attorney Samuel T. Bush, divorced
by Rose L. Bush of 1542 Jackson
street on August 13, wants the $100 a
month alimony that he must pay Mrs.
Bush reduced to $25. Attorney Bush
states in a motion filed in the superior
court today that his domestic troubles
caused him such mental worry that
his practice has suffered.
Moreover he declares that If he
should have to pay $100 a month he
can not support his second wife, the
former Miss Freda Eber of 1449 Hyde
street,.in suitable style. Bush remar
ried on August 18, five days after
Judge Trabucco had given Mrs. Bush
No. 1 a final decree of divorce.
The harassed husband's motion will
be heard before Judge Mogan next
Tuesday, and it is believed that the
first wife will contest his plea for
reduction. Bush claims that his for
mer spouse does not need the money,
as she owns an apartment at 1542
Jackson street, from which she de
rives a monthly rental of $150. He
adds that their daughter, Ruth, al
though in the custody of the mother,
is at a convent and that her support
costs practically nothing.
Bush, who Is now living at 1434
Jackson street, declares that he wor
ried to such an extent over his
troubles with wife No. 1 that he was
compelled to hire an assistant, but
that in spite of the added expense he
has paid his wife $100 a month during
the interlocutory period.
The first Mrs. Bush obtained her di
vorce upon a complaint charging that
her husband and she were "tempera
mentally different," and that he be
came violently angry whenever she
differed from him.
Darrow May Defend
Accused Hop Pickers
Clarence Darrow will come to Cali
fornia to assist In the defense of the
hop pickers now confined In Marys
ville Jail on a. charge of murder grow
ing out of the "hop pickers' riots" on
the Durst ranch near Wheatland this
summer, if the plans of local No. 173
of the I. W. W. are successful. A
committee was appointed at last
night's meeting of the local to com
municate with Darrow and try to
make the arrangements.
REFUGEES,
139, REACH
SAN DIEGO
Yankees Driven Out by Lack
of Food Rathan Than
Mexican Bullets
Continued From Pane 1
O'Brien in real estate matters. The
Donovan family boarded the Buffalo
in a destitute condition, and the ship's
company took up a collection for their
assistance. Mrs. Donovan tells har
rowing tales of how she and her chil
dren often hid in the brush when
rebels were near.
Officers of the Buffalo report that
most of the male refugees were armed
to the teeth when they came aboard,
and many women also were armed.
The arms and ammunition were al
lowed to be kept by the refugees
when they landed here.
SAMO TWO IK SAILBOAT
The Buffalo effected the rescue yes
terday of S. D. Pond and a man
named McClellan in a small sailboat,
some 20 miles south of the Coronado
islands. The men had put out from
San Pedro several days ago in tho
small sailboat and had no oars.
They had been without food for
two days.
The Buffalo will proceed to San
Francisco.
WASHINGTON', Sept. 17— Deep in
terest was displayed today in semi
official circles over President Huerta's
message yesterday to the Mexican
congress.
Although it was realized that the
message was for home consumption,
students of the situation endeavored
to read betwen the lines as to
Huerta's attitude toward the United
States.
The reference in Huerta s message
to the removal of American warships
is considered .here merely a bid for
sympathy for the Mexican adminis
tration, as under international pro-<
cedure warships may be sent by a
nation to any country where its cit
izens are believed to be in danger.
S>l I'tiGLING PROBE ON
GALVESTON. Tex., Sept. 17.—Salva
dor Martinez, a native Mexican consul
at Texas City, today was investigat
ing charges of smuggling arms and
ammunition through that port for
the constitutionalists in Mexico. The
order to investigate the charges cam*
direct from President Huerta. Ac
cording to the charges, 3,000 rifles
have been received by rebels through
Texas City. The shipment was billed
as cotton.

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