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EVENTFUL CAREER OF A WOMAN
WHO BECAME "FEMALE HUSBAND" WORE MEN'S CLOTHING, SHE SMOKED. CHEWED AND BHAVED—BECAME A "BRIDE GROOM" BEFORE HER SE CRET WAS DISCOVERED. Special Correspondence of The Press. KANSAS CITY, Mo., Feb. 9.—Of all the strange stories which come before the police departments of big cities, none is recalled in which officers were forced to tell a bride of three days that her "husband" Is a woman, as was the case when "John A. Whittman," arrested here as a vagrant, turned out to be Pauline Webster, 21, Gaffney City, S. C. The bride. Etta Jelley, refused at first to believe the statement and later burst into tears of humil iation and of sorrow. Etta loved "John" and af:er "his" arrest held "his" hand, brought "him" delicacies and otherwise con ducted herself as any bride of three days might have done under the circumstances. The female husband took things calmly. Smoking a cicaret and chewing a cud of tobacco, two hab its she had forced herself to ac quire, she calmly sat on the edge of a bunk in a cell. Miss Jelley, aged 23, is a wait ress. Said she: "This person. John. Joseph, Paul ine or whatever you want to him —I mean her — told me we would put our money together and start a restaurant. He —I mean she —said he had some money in the bank and that she was born in Paris. I had saved up $ISS which Cornett was keeping for me. Cor nett would not give me the money even after me saw the justice of the peace. I am glad of it now. Cornett saved me." The climax of the wedding was LET TAX DODGER'S HOME BURN; BAR HIS CHILD FROM SCHOOL Special Correspondence of The Press. DENISON, Texas. Fob. &.—With drawal of tlie benefits of fire pro tection and of the right to send their children to school is the sug gestion made by Alex W. Arheson, mayor, of Denison, Texas, as a means of forcing tax delinquents to pay up. The mayor's scheme was formally submitted to the council and a committee was appointed to report upon the matter. To the council the mayor said that about $30,000 in taxes were unpaid. "These dellnqquents are not al ways the shiftless or poverty etrlcken. Some of them are among the mo9t successful business men in the community. One-third of the delinquent taxes are due the school fund. If they were paid, the direc tors could increase the salary of every teacher $20 a month. "One man kicks on $3.73 taxes on a four room house when he Bends three children to school. An other who howls at a tax of 47 cent* has four children at school. Their negligence in promptly pay ing taxes is a blow at the Intelli gence of the rising generation; it Is a slap at their own children." Regarding the advisability of let- A glass of beer now and then is relished by the best of men. He means Inland Beer. It's the Hops. PHONE MAIN 265. Inland Brewing ® Malting Co. caused by Cornett. After Miss Jel ley tried to get her $IS.". Cornett investigated and found that Whitt man had pleaded illness after the ceremony and ha<l made no prepar ations towards establishing a home for his bride. He caused Whitt man's arrest on a charge of vag rancy for the purpose of finding out whether Miss Jelley's money would be safe in her "husband's" hands. No one was more surprised than Cornett when the police told him Whlttman was a woman. Pauline Webster is said to be well connected in South Carolina. She attended a female seminary. Three years ago she left home to MAYOR A. W. ACHESON. ting the property of the delinquents burn. Mayor Acheson said 1 "When a man stops paying his "When a man stops paying his j Are insurance premium, the insur ance ceases. If a dozen men are in line passing buckets of water to a burning house, should they be ex pected to continue work when the owner stands idly by and does not jlend a hand to extinguish the j flames? Of 27 runs by the fire de- I partment lately, nine were to the BILL SAYS: PAULINE WEBSTER, "FEMALE HUSBAND." —Mayor Acheson, Denison, Texas. PHONE 'main 265. find work, and to get a job as cook for a traveling opera company, donned men's clothes. After the troupe disbanded, she found it easier to obtain positions as a man than as a woman, and worked in many restaurants in various cities as waiter, dishwasher or cook. What Pauline Did to Appear Like a Man. Learned to smoke and chew to bacco. Practiced walking with long step. Used a razor to induce a beard to come. Kept her hair clipped close. Enunciated slowly to avoid talk ing in high tones. property of people who refuse to pay taxes which keep the machine running, while six more delinquents lived in adjoining houses which would have burned had the fire hose not reached them. "As theso people have set them selves in a class separate from the rest of t'(' citizens, it is no more than proper that wo should recog nize them as decining to partici pate in the cost of running the busi ness of the city, and therefore en titles to a minimum of its bene fits." Mayor Acheson is thoroughly in ear9nest in his proposition. THE GAUZE SCARF It Will Be an Effective Part of One of the New Spring Costumes. NEW YORK, Feb '<. —A graceful old fashion is being vigorously re vived this spring. It is the gauze scarf as a part of the costume not as an accessory. These costumes must be simple, with the scarf as the feature. With such a costume there should be few frills and no jewelry. The costume shown was of pale gray organdie, in which was a tiny pink figure. The only trimming about the neck and sleeves and a few tucks at the bottom of the skirt. The scarf was of pink chiffon. The slippers also were of pink. Another effective scarf costume, worn by a slender brunet was of white silk crepe. It was made with out even the embroidered band about the neck and arms. The scarf was of white chiffon embroid ered in gold. The slippers were of gold and worn with yellow stock ings. There's brother Joe and Sister Ann They work for forty cents, So there's nothing left for the dear old man, But the top rail of the fence. NEUKALOIA Is nn affliction or tho nerves, nnrl therefore yields readily to tho sooth ing influence of Dr. Miles' Antl-Piiln Pllle, They are absolutely harmless, nnd drive out the pain by relieving the Irritated condition of the nerves. Guaranteed to benefit, or money re funded. 25 doses, 26 cents. Never sold in bulk. Local Brevities Miss Kate Driscoll of Moscow. Idaho, is visiting at the home of Dr. W. D. Valentine, E4OB Augusta avenue. Ladles play billiards and pool every day and evening at Pfister billiard parlor. ••* Rev. L. W. Cronkhite, a mission ary, recently returned from Bur ma!), wil] speak in Union Park Bap tist church at 7:30 o'clock tonight. The city and county authorities have notified the 150,000 club that wherever possible they patronize local merchants and manufactur ers. Postmaster Hartson feels certain Spokane will receive the additional $200,000 for the federal building. If this sum is secured, the total amount appropriated for the Spo kane building will be $600,000. The Northwestern Business col lege will have its regular social to night in the commercial room. The orchestra recently organized under the direction of Franz Mueller will play, and there will be a program and a debate. Miss C. L. Crook, teacher of Ger man in the high school, will leave about April 1 for a four months' trip to Europe. She will have as traveling companions her sister in law of Evanston, 111., and Miss Ver is Smith of Spokane and Dr. and Mrs. Byall of Worcester, Ohio. A. W. Neimoyer, secretary of the Old Time Telegraphers of the Paci fic Northwest, is issuing 150 invi tations to the $1 dinner to be given by the society in the Moorish room of the oHtel Spokane Feb. 17. This CUlb has just been organized, and the dinner will be its first social gathering. W. T. Kyle, formerly president of the Spokane Columbia River Railway & Navigation company, has transferred all his interests in the company to E. W. Swanam, sec retary of the company. The new line will extend from Spokane to Ringold bar on the Columbia river and will be 153 miles in length. The Fidelity National bank had its annual meeting yesterday and added J. C. Cunningham of Spo kane and Thos. H. Brewer of Gen esee, Idaho, to the board of direc tors. The other directors and offi cers who were re-elected were: WOULDN'T IT MAKE YOU SICK - After you had plung»d into the very jaws of death— And had slain the raging beast in hand-to-hand conflict— And had bravely faced worse than the "pestilence that walketh in darkness"— If suddenly you found yoursrlf ordered from pillar to post by a flock of feminine persons? WELL! TUB SPOKANE PKESS. George Brooke, president; D. K. Mcl'herson. vice president; A. W. Lindsay, cashier; O. C. Jensen and John A. Hurd. On the petition of his wife and Prosecuting Attorney Barnhart, Calvin R. Bonham, a farmer living near Cheney, was declared yester day by Judge Poindexter to be a habitual drunkard. All saloon keepers in the county will be noti fied that the decree has been made, and in the future if they sell in toxicating liquor to Bonham they will be responsible for his conduct and liable for any damage he may do. Certificates of deposit are adapt ed to meet all requirements. They enable a man to deposit his idle money at interest — For periods of time to suit his conveniences — without forfeiting the interest earned in the event that he wants to withdraw the money. We issue these certificates at lib eral rates of interest and on favor able terms. Open Saturday evenings between G and 8 p. m. •** Spokane & Eastern Trust Co. Arrangements for the Lincoln birthday memorial service to be held Sunday night at Vincent Meth odist Episcopal church have been completed. The church, which seats between 800 and 900, will doubtless be crowded, as reserva tions have been made for 450 scats for two posts of the G. A. R., the Woman's Relief Corps and tho General Charles King camp of the Spanish War Veterans and the re lief corps of that camp. The serv ices will start at 7:30 sharp, and will last about an hour and 45 min utes. The church will be specially decorated. WILL BUILD CUP DEFENDER SAN DIEGO, Feb. 9.—A meeting of officers of the San Diego Yacht club decided to build a Lipton cup defender for races announced for Aug. 6, 7 and 8. The funds are available and it is expected the boat will be finished May 1. (Bcrlpps News Aasoclatloo.l Id" 101 now ACCUSED or TMUIKI J. T. McDaniel, a partner of "Dope" Brown, the man who was shot and killed by Officer Willis a few years ago while trying to es cape arrest, is in custody, charged with vagrancy. McDaniel was once arrested and found guilty of stealing a bicycle from one of the clerks in McCabe- Johnson Hardware company. While serving his sentence he tried to kill himself by cutting an artery in his arm. The scar still remains. McDaniel is said by the police to be one of the best known petit thieves in this city. He will steal anything he can get his hands on. HOPPER WILL BE ROAD SUPERVISOR The county commissioners today appointed John Hopper of Foothill successor to Charles Dishman, re signed, as road supervisor of the first district of the county. Mr. Hopper is one of the pioneers of the county and has had road ex perience as foreman under Mr. Dishman. (miit n i on m (Scripps News Association.* OMAHA, Feb. 9.— E. A. Cudahy and son, Edward, who was kid napped, told on the stand today ln the Crowe trial the details of the kidnapping, INQUIRE INTO CADET HAZING WASHINGTON, D. 0., Feb. 9.— The house committee on naval af fairs today appointed sub-commit tee to go to Annapolis to inquire into hazing. Representative Vree land is chairman, Representatives Loud, Davidson, Padgett and Gregg are the other members. EIGHT HOUR MUST STAND WASHINGTON, D. C, Feb. 9 — Tlie senate this afternoon passed the urgent deficiency bill after kill ing the Patterson amendment to strike out the provision exempting alien labor from tlie operation of thei eight hour labor law on the I isthmus. RANGE WAR HAS STARTED CHEYENNE, Wyo., Feb. 9.—The fierce O'Boylc-O'Nelll range feud has broken out afresh. Tom O'Neill has been assassinated, fences cut and stock scattered. More trouble is certain. T*VFNTV SEVEN WERE KILLED HINTON, W. Va., Feb. 9. — A list of dead in the Parallel mine explosion yesterday now has reach ed at least 27, mostly negroes and Hungarians. Eighteen bodies have been recovered. THIS DAY IN HISTORY. 182G —Pitssburg millionaire stay ing at big New York hotel declined tc be introduced to musical comedy star, on the ground that ho was an old man and married. 1777 —Great excitement in Phila delphia. 17:18 —New York millionaire sent to jail for running over child while scorching In automobile. Corporation Seals Only $2 with every order for stock certificates at Spokane Stamp Works, Postofflce Building. ••• HANFORDAS SHYLOCK DOES GREAT WORK The production of "The Merchant of Venice" last night by Chaa. B. Hanford and company at the Spo kane afTorded great pleasure to many theater goers in Spokane who love the old classic produc tions. Hanford's portrayal of Shy lock was a strong, intelligent piece of work. He emphasizes revenge as the ruling passion of Shylock's Great Bankrupt Sale NOW ON AT THE BOSTON STORE We have bought the entire stock ot Shaffer & Co. of Kansas City Mo. at 52c on the dollar. This stock consists os first class generol merchandise. We are closing it out at WONDERFUL PRICE REDUCTIONS. Come early and take ad vantage of this sale. BOSTON STORE 406, 408 Riverside Aye. BURNING BRANDS Steel Stanps, StocK Brands, Hog Ringers, Poultry and Shrub Mar Hers *P * Anything faht makes a marK. You doVt have to send east tor these things; ell made in Spokane SPOKANE STAMP WORKS WHISKIES $I°° Full Qt. Direct* From Lhe Distillers in Car Loads. DURKIN'S FRIDAY, FEBRUARY 9, 1900. life and not greed. In this Inter* pretation he is consistent through out the play. His transitions from one passion to the other in the scene when he discovers the dou ble loss of daughter and wealth, was exceedingly clever. Miss Drof nah as Portia upheld her well e&ro ed reputation for clever work. Al exander Mackenzie as Antonio and Caryl Gillin as Gobbo also deserve mention for their good work. The company presents "Ingomar** and "The Old Guard" tonight. Worley has men of years experi ence only employed. ••• THE Postoftice Building 121 Howard St., Cor. DurKin Q Sprague. —N. Weil Prop. Phone Main 731 Free Delivery.