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THIS GIRiriSA"BAD MAN'
Nell Pickrell 'in Cowboy Outfit,
Which She Wears a Great Deal
Spokane, Wash., March 26.
'A strange woman is Nell Pickrell.
For love of her three girls have
killed themselves. ' She has lived
the life of a'"bad man," dressing
always in menV clothes, holding
up her end with the toughest,
whether it was in a barroom or a
first fight behind a dance hall.
She has occupied a'celMn most
.of the jails of the Pacific North
west and seems to enjoy the
reputation of being "a bad man."
Nell is a husky woman. On
several occasions "Harry Allen,"
the name under, which she has
been known the .greater part of
the time, has exhibited a decided
ly pugilistic nature. Fistcuffs is
hardly the term to describe the
straight arm jabs and water front
swings that the versatile Miss
Pickrell cutsioose when aro'used.
Recently, after' having sold &
considerable whisky to sporty
young bucks on an Indian (reser
vation, the "man woman" was
lodged in the county jail m Spo
kane, charged with "bootleg
ging." Miss Pickrell was asked
to remove her cowpuncher dress.
She refused, and expressed a de
sire to smear the county jailor's
nose over his face.
This was denied, "but she was
allowed to wear her cowboy dress
every minute of her stay in the
At times Miss Pickrell aban
dons the dress of a gunfighter and
assumes the clothes of an up-to-date
young man about town.
It was during one of these per
iods of garbial uplift that she met
a young girl of Seattle, who fell
in love with the Amazon and
when it was discovered that Har
ry Allen was none other than the
notorious Nell Pickrell, the girl
Two other girls are said to
haye followed in her footsteps.
Mrs. Newlyrich No, I'm no
good at bridge and I can't run a
gasoline car to save me.
The Social Guide That's un
fortunate. It makes it necessary
for me to introduce you into the
slow and respectable.
Parson There's one more
question and I have done. Does -your
husband keep the Sahbath?
Mrs. Jones Keep the Sabbath!
Why, bless yer, he keeps every
thing he can lathis hands on 1
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