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THE MORXIXG OREGONIAX. WEDNESDAY, AUGUST 20, . 1913.
OIGGS CASE READY
FOR JURY TODAY
Women Crowd Courtroom to
See Handsome Prisoner
Who Blames Girl.
DEFENSE TESTIMONY BRIEF
Xo Effort Made to Deny Facts as o
Trip to, Ilcno, Lawyers Trying
Only to Show That Motive t
night AVas Fear Alone.
SAX FRANCISCO. Aug. 19. Who
Rtll limit the devotion of a wfe
Mrs. Maury Diggs sat today In th
courtroom where her husband stands
charged as a white slaver, heard him
testUy under hostile questions that he
liai been unfaithful to her with
Marsha Warrington In their own bed
room, and 20 minutes later herself took
th witness stand to testily in nis
With her evidence the defense and
the. Government alike rested and the
Government began its argument to the
Jury. By stipulation of Judge van
Fleet each side has two hours and 20
minutes In which to convince the Jury
and the case will be In their hands
late tomorrow afternoon.
Three Witnesses Take Stand.
Three witnesses held the stand to
day. Maury Diggs occupied the fore
noon with his own account of the
words, deeds and fears that led up to
his final flight to Reno with Marsha
Warrington, accompanied by Drew
Caminettl and Lolo Norris, thei
close friends. They were arrested in
Reno, Xev., brought back to Sacra
mento and the two men charged by
the Federal Government with violation
of the Mann act, which makes it a
felony to transport women from one
state to another for Immoral purposes.
Caminetti will be prosecuted an
nounced the Government today, when
the jury has made up its mind about
Biggs, and regardless of whether it
finds him innocent or guilty, or dis
agrees. ' The other two witnesses were Mrs.
Caminetti and Mrs. Diggs. Both were
questioned briefly and the substance of
their discourse was of the sleepless
ness, erratic, nervous behavior, the
exercise of worriment that character
ized their husbands for the week, be
ginning March 3 and ending In Keno.
Mrs. Camlnettl's Testimony Barred.
Mrs. Diggs told how she had gone
with her troubles to her father-in-law.
Mrs. Caminetti tried to tell how she had
threatened to interview Judge Hughes
of the Juvenile Court, but Inasmuch as
she did not go until after the arrests
in Reno, the Judge held her testimony
Diggs was the center of the day.
Handsomely gowned women stood two
hours without luncheon In the corri
dors of the Federal building to hear
his concluding testimony in the after
noon. For the first time since the trial
began there were more women In at
tendance than men. By early attend
ance the men were in the majority dur
ing the forenoon, but they capitulated
to hunger and when they returned the
women had -their seats.-
"We have heard that Diggs is so
handsome," the women whispered
among themselves. "We want to hear
what he has to say for himself. Any
way, the girls were just as baa.
Every Shade of Story Told.
When Diggs was done the story he
.and Marsha Warrington and Lola Nor
rls have in turn related, had been told
inside out and upside down, backwards
and forwards. Chiefly his account was
notable for its omissions. His lawyers
did not attempt to have him deny that
he bought the transportation to Keno,
paid for the Pullman booths, and was
intimate with Marsha Warrington in
Nevada. All the stress was laid not on
what he did but what he intended to do.
Not a word was said of what happened
The case closed with no character
witnesses introduced and no attempt
niade to blacken the reputation of the
girls before they met Diggs and Caml
nettl. Under the rulings of Judge Van
Fleet evidence of that nature was lm
material. The Jury was there merely
to determine did Diggs go across the
state line with Marsha Warrington, did
he pay her way. and did he go for
What blackening of character was
done Diggs did himself. He testified
freely to the plight into which he had
worked himself, and there was this bit
of testimony about the companion of
"Relate the facts concerning the visit
of Lola Norrisv Caminetti. Miss War
rington and yourself to your home on
that night early in January during the
absence of your wife. Did you take
Miss Warrington into your wife's bed
room?" Xlct Pnts Blame on Girl.
"Miss Warrington took me In."
Thereupon Diggs. testifying with, a
display 'of reluctance, told of Miss War
rington's alleged gloating because of
her triumph over his wife.
Mrs. Diggs was not forced to listen
to all these details. She stood outside
the door waiting to be called. But
there was an ordeal In store for her.
She had to submit to the curious com
parison of the women between herself
and Marsha. Warrington, who sat for
40 minutes at the Government's coun
sel table, while the- courtroom stared
first at mistress, then at wife.
Mrs. Diggs is a strikingly pretty
hrunette. Her manner was gentle and
refined, her voice sweetly modulated,
and her words well chosen. Neither
she nor Mrs. Caminetti was cross-examined.
To return to the preliminaries lead
ing to Reno, as Marsha Warrington and
Lola Norris would have them. Diggs
was always the leader. His fears In
fected them and his threats of scan
dal overcame their timidity.
Girl Blamed by Digs.
Contrarywlse. as Diggs would have
It. Marsha Warrington was the promp
ter. The annoyances abroad and dis
tress at home In which his entangle
ment with her and the resultant neg
lect -of business had enmeshed him
were sufficient to drive him into hid-
int;; they shook his will power until
be could resolve one thing at a given
moment and the opposite, the moment
following: he did not dare to face his
cwn father; he was- In momentary ter
ror of arrest but never did he want
to run away with his troubles; he
wanted to run away from them.
As lie put it today. "I had made up
my mind 1 was going. I was going
a'.one. I was going to get out."
First he was going to Los Angeles.
Business detained him. Then he was
going to Join his father In Berkeley.
Me had packed his valise in that in
tent. But he missed the train. In
stead he joined Caminetti and the girls
By this time he was in a mood for
anything. "I didn't care who went with
me." he testified.
Girls la Alarmed state.
Tbe girls were in much the same
desperate, panicky state of mind. Miss
Xorris had never wanted to go and
never would have gone had not Marsha
Warrington persuaded, but Marsha
herself was not steadily of one mind.
When first scandal assailed her. as
early as January of this year, it was
she who had suggested an elopement
to Diggs. When he tried to "let her
down easv." "to disconnect. as he put
It. she had called him a piker. "We
girls have framed this." he testified she
told him. "and you fellows have got to
come along." And again: "Bellevs
me! You're not going away and leave
But later, after Miss Norris had
finally consented to an elopement, they
both changed their minds and even on
the night they finally did go, Marsha
Warrington, standing with her hand
bag nacked. waiting for Caminetti to
bring the money to the ticket office.
had urged Diggs to go aione.
A train stood waiting.
"Your wife is wise to me. I'm scared
to death." she had said. ."You'd better
rn Take that train."
"I'm no piker. I'm not going to leave
you here. I m going to stay wltn you
people anyway," he replied.
Train to Los Ana-eles Hissed.
So that train, too, rolled out of the
station. Next came the China mail,
east bound. There was a train to Los
Angeles, but the girls had rejected it
because it meant a four hours' wait
in the earlv morning at a Junction.
In short, the defense would show that
the whole episode was a mad scramoie,
a jumble of cross purposes ana loss
ing emotions, conferences, agreements
and disagreements, ending in a wild
bolt for cover.
"An escapade." Diggs called It. Judge
Van Fleet asked that this definition
be repeated for his better understand
Ing, and. hearing it a second time, al
lowed it to pass without comment.
Diggs was a confident, cool wit.
ness, ready and' earnest with his an
swers. He looked his questioners
square in the eye. dropping his gaze
thoughtfully at times to his nanis.
The Government seemed willing to
concede he was agitated and fright
ened before he went to Reno. In fact,
earlier in the case Attorney Roche
said the prosecution willingly ad.
mitted that Diggs was anxious to go.
It centered Its efforts on putting to
the front everything sordid, nasty and
discreditable to Diggs. This testimony
he gave reluctantly.
Proseentlon Somi TL'p.
In summing up, Roche said in part:
"We are satisfied from the evidence
in this case that the court will instruct
you that the defendant did commit an
infraction of the white slave act, and
we shall expect that you will find
"He took these girls to Reno for
the purpose and intent denounced by
the Mann act and the facts have been
demonstrated before you. There Is no
conflict in the evidence and the only
question for you to determine is
whether the intent was there.
"The defense says Diggs was nerv
ous and excited and beside himself, but
he wasn't too nervous to buy a ticket
to Reno and to purchase the drawing
room with its sequestered' berths. He
ought to have been agitated and ex
cited. He was leaving behind him the
good, pure woman, the mother of his
child, who has come here in loyalty and
devotion to shield him before you from
the consequences of his act.
Two Sections Not Used.
"There were two unoccupied sections
in that car. If he wasn't on that trip
for Immoral purposes he could have
put the girls in one section and be and
Caminetti could have taken the other.
But Diggs did what a decent man
couldn't have done. He hired the draw
ing-room for the four of them and be
fore that train left the community in
which his own home !s situated and
where his wife was living he had for
Diggs was tne seir-constuutea doss
of the expedition. He always took the
best things for "himself t the front
rooms and the lorer berthsi He rented
the bungalow and bought the victuals
and did all of those things a major
domo might have been expected to do.
There is not one syllable of testimony
offered to contradict the witness for
the Government about the trip on the
train and the doings In Nevada.
"Xellle Barton was telling the truth.
Harris, the attorney, and Diggs told
her to go to Marsha Warrington and
tell her to protect the men when she
was questioned: that uiggs would di
vorce his wife and do anything she
wanted him to do. Diggs was not con
tent with what he had already done.
He was ready to sacrifice another girl
by having- her go out on such a mis-1
Girls Not on Trial.
"You must remember that neither
girl Is on trial here. They came here
under pressure to testify and are mere
ly witnesses. I want you to remember
this in the event that the defense sees
fit to attack their character. Do you
believe they would have come volun
tarily to tell the terrible tale that fell
from their quivering lips?"
Here adjournment cut the Govern
ment short. Roche will conclude In 20
minutes tomorrow, beginning at 10
o'clock, and Robert Devlin will then
open for the defense and speak one
hour and ten minutes.
The remainder of the two hours and
20 minutes allowed to the defense win
go to Attorney Nathan Coghlan if he
is physically able. He drank the
wrong medicine by mistake last Satur
day and has been under the care of a
physician since. Matt I. bulllvan will
make the closing address for the pros
ecution and will finish by ten minutes
of 6. barring unforeseen delays. The
Judge will then charge the jury and
the case will be In their hands before
ERTAKERS TO MEET
OKEGOX AXD WASHINGTON' AS
SOCIATIONS TO rXITE.
Organizations of Two States AVill
Hold Joint Sessions at Van
couver Next Week.
VANCOUVER, Wash, Aug. 19. (Spe
cial.) Though Vancouver Is far from
"dead" town, it will have more un
dertakers than any city of 1,000,000 In
habitants the last of this month, when
the Washington and Oregon Under
takers' Association will hold Joint ses
August ?8 the undertakers of Oregon
will hold a session In Portland, and the
men of the Washington organisation
will meet here. On August 29 and SO
both bodies, about ZOO in number, will
hold joint meetings here. On August 23
the ' Washington undertakers will dine
the Oreg-on members, while on August
30 the Oregon association will return
There are three undertaking firms In
this city Victor H. Limber. County
Coroner: W. J. Knapp. ex-Coroner, and
F. W. Beatty, all of whom are assist
ing in making arrangements for the
entertainment of the delegates.
Mining Experts See Smelters.
BUTTE. Mont.. Aug. 19. Members of
the American institute of mining en
gineers today hoarded a special train
and journeyed to Anaconda, where an
inspection was made of the Washoe
copper smelters of the Anaconda Copper
Company. In the afternoon a technical
session was held, following which the
engineers returned to Butte. The in
stitute will conclude tomorrow with the
election of officers and a banquet. 1 1
The Last Sale of Summer Wearing Apparel Deepest Reductions
Linen Suits and Tub Dresses
Far Below Wholesale Cost For Immediate Disposal
Have you ever heard about the
incredulous old farmer who stood
looking at the first railroad train to
enter his part of the country? It
was many years ago, when rail
road trains were new.
"That thing will never go," he
announced scornfully, as the pre
historic engine stood wheezing and
coughing on its brand-new tracks.
Presently the miracle wa per
forming with much clanging of
the bell and several deafening toots
of the whistle the engine began to
move. It gathered rate. But the
old fanner was not to be so easily
"That thing will never stop," he
said with undiminished conviction.
But of course it stopped.
Whether or not the old settler
allowed himself to belie v in the
new fangled conveyance after that
the story does not say.
This store tries to make improve
ments every day, some of them
very small, for we believe that
there is no detail too trivial to
merit attention. Each day we take
a step forward toward THE
PERFECTION IN STORE
Linen Suits to $8.50 Each, Special at $2.50
Linen Suits to $16.50 Each, Special $4.50
Tub Dressss to $7.50 Each, Special $2.50.
Garments on Sale Are Exactly as Illustrated
No half-hearted methods are employed in creating
this sale. We have taken every linen suit in the store,
assorted them into two lots, disregarded all former
selling prices and paid no-attention to cost.
-Our one object is to dispose of these stylish garments in
the shortest possible time. To clear them out in a day.
These suits and dresses are models created for immediate
wearv All new, spic and span. Certainly the most oppor
tune occasion for any woman in need of one of these prac
tical, service-giving garments.
The $2.50 linen suits come in Copenhagen, white and natural two
and three-button cutaway and bloused jackets; skirts straight models
and draped. Heavy embroidered collars.
The linen suits selling up to $16.50 come in colors, rose, natural,
Copenhagen, navy and white. Three and five-button cutaway,
straight model back, trimmed with pin tucks and buttons. One model
fastens well to one side, slightly bloused, eyelet embroidered collar.
Also plain blouse, with belt and white pique collar and cuffs. Skirts
. are draped and straight models, trimmed with buttons. Cuffs are
finished with buttons.
The dresses are corded dimity, in black and white, tan, rose, blue
and white and lavender. One model, white Bedford cord, trimmed
with 'rose, lavender, blue. It is a coat dress with white leather belt.
Some with lace yokes and cuffs, with velvet ribbon run through
eyelets in yoke. A few serges and corduroys in the lot. Third Floor
nWof Us & (2a.
Merchandise of J Merit Only"
900 Sample Veils of Chiffon Cloth, Shetland and Lace Drapes at Special Prices
New Fall Veils From $1.00 to $2.50
An Unusual, Remarkable, Offering in Made Veils
Secured these samples by purchasing a manufacturer's entire stock.
It gives us keenest delight to be able to offer this sale to our patrons.
The chiffon cloth veils come 2 1-2 yards long by 1 yard wide.
Others in yard-wide squares. Just figure how much more the ma
terial costs off the piece than we are offering these made-up veils for.
They come in navy, sky, white, black, cardinal, myrtle, emerald,
brown and other colors. Lowest-price veil at regular is $1.00; the
bulk of them, however, range from $1.50 to $2.50 each.
The Shetland and lace-drape veils are one yard and a half long
by 22 inches wide. Some are finished with chenille spots; others
self-figured. White and black lace drapes.
Many pretty Spanish and French lace patterns are to be found in
this assortment. As in the chiffon cloth veils, the lowest-priced veil
in this assortment retails for $1.00. The majority, however, sell
from $1.50 to $2.00 each.
Xm m I
$2.50 Crepe Kimono, Special $1.89
$1.65 Crepe Kimono, Special $1.10
The $1.89 kimono is made of splendid quality serpentine crepe,
in light and dark colors and in a variety of the most striking and at
tractive patterns. In more than one model loose, flowing style or
the high-waisted empire fashion. Prettily trimmed down front, round
neck and on slashed sleeves with shirrings of satin ribbon and fasten
ing with silk loops in front.
The $1.10 kimono is made of the serpentine crepe, too, and is
shown in two models. Comes in the plain or figured crepe, in a
large assortment of colors and patterns. One model (like the il
lustration) has deep yoke and cuffs of sateen in' contrasting color
and short set-in sleeves. The other model is finished with satin
bandings at neck, round sleeves and down front. Fourth Floor.
More Matting Cases
More New Trunks
There are three suitcases for your choice in this new
shipment one at $1.48, one at $1.98 and one at $2.50.
The $1.48 model is made of genuine malting, over a wooden
frame; has leather corners, brass bolts and lock -and is 24 inches
"P"e S1.S8 ce is .-dso of the genuine matting, made over a
wooden frame, with leather-bound corners and brass lock and bolts.
The $2.50 case is equipped with leather corners, brass bolts and
lock, inside pockets and straps. 24-inch case of genuine matting.
Two Trunk Specials, $7.95 and $9.95
The $7.95 trunk has a large canvas-covered box, with fiber bind
ing and bumper trimmings. Valance clamp on the box. front dowels,
bars and lock and our large hinges. It is equipped with heavy cow
hide straps, with strap protectors, and has one deep tray. This is a
The $9.95 trunk is a steamer model, canvas-covered with a fiber
binding and center band. Bumper trimmings, valance clamps, large
bolts and locks, two straps and strap protectors. Cloth-lined through
out In sizes 34. 36 and 38 inches. Bmuat.
$1.00 Specials in
Beautiful gold-decorated Bo
hemian Glassware, deeply en
graved gold fern pattern a most
One special is an 8-inch comport,
tvith (y-inch saucer, nhich comes
in three different designs Priced
The second special is a pansy or
violet basket, 6 inches in diameter,
suitable for table decoration
priced al $1 .00. slxth rioor.
Women's and Children's
Hosiery, $1.00 Pair
"Silk Service" Hose our own
particular brand. Women's stockings
of pure silk a stocking that gives the
ultimate in service.
Made with long-wearing, durable
cotton garter tops and spliced cotton
heels, soles and toes. They come in
black, white, tan and a variety of
$1.75 SILK HOSE, $1.39
Made of ingrain silk, in black only.
Strong, fine elastic cotton garter tops
and cotton soles, heels and toes. Ex
tra wide and long.
"Wear-Well" Brand, 25c
Suitable for girls or boys. Ages 4
to 1 7 years. Medium or heavy weight
black cotton, made with narrowed
ankles tor perfect tit, fashioned teet.
Unusually good quality, extra long,
full and elastic
Children's Hose, 35c; 3 for $1
Children's silk-plaited ribbed stock
ings, in fast black, pure white or
varied tan shades. Seamless, full and
elastic. First Floor.
From the Linen Section
Embroidered Pieces, Special 49c Each
Consisting of stand covers, pillow shams, scarfs and centerpieces.
The shams are in hemstitched and scalloped edges. 30x30 inches
The centerpieces come round, with scalloped edges, beautifully
embroidered in pad and tambour effects, on linen-finish cloth of ex
cellent quality. 30 inches in diameter.
Round Scalloped Edge Table Cloths
45 inches in diameter, $1.75 each
. 54 inches in diameter, $1.98 each
72 inches in diameter, $3.49 each
These cloths are made of round thread linen-finished pure white
cloth, with fast finished scalloped embroidered edges, in many at
tractive patterns, bordered to match.
TRIUMPH SHEETS AND PILLOW CASES
We feel perfectly confident in saying these are absolutely the
best sheets in Portland at the price. They are made of clean, long
fiber cottor, torn before hemming, insuring perfect shape after
laundering.- , - - ' '
Size 54x90 inches, 63c each
Size 63x90 inches, 68c each
Size 63x99 inches, 75c each
Size 72x90 inches. 75c each
Size 72x99 inches. 85c each
Size 72x 1 08 inches. 90c each
Size 8 1 x 90 inches. 85c each
Size 81 x 99 inches. 90c each
Size 90x 99 inches. 95c each
Size 90x108 inches. $1.00 ea.
TRIUMPH PILLOW CASES
Size 42x36 inches. 19c each Size 45x38 1-2 inches, 23c each
WHITE PIQUE SPECIAL, 20c YARD
A round, full cord warp welt pique, in soft corduroy finish. Fine,
medium and large welts. Specially suitable for skirts, one-piece
dresses, children's wear.
$1.50 LONGCLOTH SPECIAL, $1.09 PIECE
Twelve yards of 36-inch material to the piece. Soft finish, with
no dressing. Sold only by the piece at this price.
$1.25 Gowns Special, 98c
75c Gowns Special, 59c
Just the gown for those going to the
beach, to the country or for sleeping
Made of pretty light blue and pink
and white striped outing flannel of
superior quality. High or low necks,
long sleeves. Prettily trimmed with
feather - stitching button - holing and
fancy braid. Fourth Floor.
Brassieres of Quality 50c
Every day the brassiere becomes
more popular. We have a variety of
models in a splendid assortment De
Bevoise. B. & J.. H. & W. and W.
B. all marked at 50c each.
They are lace or embroidery
trimmed, forming yokes or edgings:
round or square necks. In crossback
or hook-front style. Sizes 32 to 46.
Men's, Women's and Children's
At Special Prices
$4.00 Women's Pumps,
made of black satin, black and
brown suede, dull calf and white
nubuck. All the popular materials
of the season and in the newest and
most favored models $1.95
$4 to $4.50 Men's Oxfords,
in vici kid, black and tan calf,
in lace or button models $3.15.
Boys' Oxfords, in dull calf
and tan calf, with welt soles and
lace or button styles $1.95.
$3.50 and $4.00 Women's
Pumps, in dull calf and white nu
buck. with tip of the same material.
Welt soles and medium heels. Spe
French Plays in the Original
By EdmondRostand Chanticleer, L'Aiglon, Cyrano De
Bergerac. La Samaritaine, Les Romanesque.
By Maeterlinck Monna Vanna. L'Oiseau Bleu. Joyzelle.
By Brieux Maternite. L Armature. La Deserteuse, L'Eva
sion, Les Bienfaiteur. Les Remplacantes. Basement
"The Iron Trail"
A powerful story. On sale
Book Department Price $1.35
From the Home-Furnishing 5th Floor Store
40c Japanese Matting 23c yard.
1 80 warp Japanese patterns, plain or figured, light or dark grounds,
in tan, blue, brown red and green. 36 inches wide.
75c Printed Linoleum 57c
10.00 yards of the best standard printed linoleum, in a large vari
ety of patterns, in wood inlaid arid tile designs light and medium
$1.50 Inlaid Linoleum $1.19
Standard inlaid linoleum in light and medium dark grounds, in a
large variety of new patterns.
$35.00 Axminisler Rugs $27.50
Axminister rugs of superior quality in beautiful patterns, in Oriental,
floral and conventional designs. A large variety of patterns, small
and medium figures, in tan and brown shades; also many Oriental
patterns in soft rich colorings.
Cotton Fleeced Blankets
85c Cotton Fleeced Blankets.
$1.00 Cotton Fleeced Blankets.
$1.25 Cotton Fleeced Blankets.
$1.50 Cotton Fleeced Blankets. .
$1.75 Cotton Fleeced Blankets. .
Summer blankets, firmly woven, cotton fleeced, in white, gray, tan,
with pretty striped fancy borders.
. . . 69c