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MYSTERIOUS MISS 'MAXES-MONKEY OF MYSTERIOUS MAN HAILS'
HIM AS9 HUSBAND HAS HIM JAILED
The. mystery --of the mysterious
stranger still is a-inysterious mystery.
The mysterious stranger-was ar
rested in theNBlackstone Hotel last
night at the request of Miss Edith
Newc6mb, whose' previous condition
of servitude also is unknown.
Miss Newcomh says the. myster
ious stranger's name is Jack Lewis
-and that he is her lawfully wedded,
( until-death-do-them-part husband.
The mysterious guy says Iris name
is not Jack Lewis, and that he never
was anyone's husband.. But lie re
fuses to tell what his name is, where
he lives or where he came from.
3Miss Newcomb says sTie met the
mysterious gink in the .St. Francis
Hotel, San Franciscojieptember 2,
1911, and that she fell so, madly .in
love with him that- she married him
the next day.
She-says they went to Portland,
Ore., oh their honeymoon, and that
there the mysterious stranger desert
ed her, thoughtlessly forgetting to
deser about $3,500 worth of her jew
elry. She says she1 never saw him again
until last night-when'she was in the
Pompeiian room at the Congress Ho
tel, when she saw him walk into the
Shesays she-went over and spoke
to him, and that he sat'downwith
herself and her sister Blancherand
that later, on her suggestion, they all
went over to the Blackstone Hotel for
It was at the end of the dinner
that she had the mysterious gink ar
rested. He was taken to lAe South
Clark police station and still is being
held there pending advices from
Miss Newcomb paid him a friendly
little call there this morning. She
laughed when she saw "him behind
the bars. "
"Not a very nice hotel; is" it?" she
asked. r2 "
"No," said, the mysterious guy,
"I've slept in better ones."
"Reminds me a whole lot of a zoo,"
said Miss Newcomb.
"Yes," said the M. G., "and I'm the
The mysterious gink is about as
communicative as a clam.
"What IS your real name?" a re
"I have nothing to say," said the
"Do you live in Chicago?" asked
"I have nothing' to say." N v
"Oh, you come from out of town,
do you?" " '
"1 have nothing to say."
"What is your business ? "
"I have nothing to sa."
"Why -won't you tell your name?"
"I have nothing to say."
There is, only way by which the
mysterious gink can be made to talk .
like a human being. That is if you
askhim if he really is, the husband
of Miss Newcomb, with the emphasis
on the really. v
Then he burst's forth into song and
poetry about how he always did hate
women anvwavr and how little -hf
believes anything "that any' woman" )
ever says. t
Also ne hints darkly thaUMiss
Newcomb ought to see a doctor about
Miss Newcomb is not much less a
mystery than the mysterious gink at
that.' ' ;
She lives at the Hotel LaSalle- The"'
hotel people say she is an actress. '
"I'm riot an actress," she said, to
day. "I'm not anythlngT- I just live?
on my money. "
""Was your money left to you?"
asked 'a reporter. .
' "I've always had it," she said,
lucidly. ' '
. "Where is your home?" asked the
"I have no home," she said,- "bur