This article was published on Page 8 of the El Paso Herald in 1918. So much about it is fascinating. Mary Schmidt, aka Mr Schmidt, was married her cousin, Anna Assade. She wore trousers and posed as a man because she could earn more money. The judge was apparently quite taken by her appearance, and felt that “If a woman can earn $4 a day by reason of wearing trousers, I say wear ’em”.