Authorities abort justice for mentally deranged man posing as lady school teacher.
Daily True American
February 19, 1889
Correspondent James T. McBride
The once-quiet town of San Jose finds itself ensnared in a turbulent controversy involving a school teacher recently unveiled as Mr. Joseph Rabinowitz of Bakersfield, California, age thirty-one. His guise of donning women’s attire duped many as Miss Josephine Ross, but the veil has since been lifted, revealing a freakish series of events that continues to disturb.
The revelations surrounding Mr. Rabinowitz were first exposed when the townsfolk discovered his peculiar penchant for garb traditionally reserved for the fairer sex. Mr. Rabinowitz, it seems, had been seen donning dresses festooned with buttons, deliberately placed to obscure his Adam’s apple.