France: Sad Tale

Dusky Prince Batoula, 44-year-old heir apparent to a native "throne" in Senegal, French West Africa, corrected last week the impression that he was going to make a Princess out of Harriet Mercer, a Harlem laundress whom he met on a recent visit to New York City. In a darkened salon of his Paris apartment His Highness, who already has four wives in Africa, told a United Press correspondent that he had offered to pay Miss Mercer's steamship fare and expenses to Paris only because he wanted her as a secretary and an English teacher, not as a wife.

Laundress Mercer,...

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