Image provided by: University of Nebraska-Lincoln Libraries, Lincoln, NE
About The Omaha guide. (Omaha, Neb.) 1927-19?? | View Entire Issue (Nov. 5, 1932)
right on up to the present. First,1
I’d like to know your name—your
■‘•It’s—it’s Ethel Mae Harmon.”
**I see. And you worked for Rep
resentative Lucas for some time,
"I’ve been his housekeeper since
he's been in Washington.”
"Did you know him before that
"Yes. I knew him.”
The little woman looked worried
now: dark lines of agitation showed
. | on her forehead and about her
eyes, clouding her beautiful face.
"Yes, you might say fiat I knew
r him very well,” she said.
"Would you tell us all about it?
It's the only way we’ll ever get at
the bottom of this man’, death.”
Slowly at first, the woman began
her stwy, ii :rspersing it with sobs
This Girl ^f7
When men’s" glances linger, then
frankly admire . . . what feminine
heart doesn’t thrill? Know this thrill!
You can have alluring beauty. Dr.
Fred Palmer’s Skin Whitener Oint-,
ment softens and lightens the darkest
skin, clears up pimples, blotches and
tan marks, and does away with that
“oily, shiny” look. Use this prepara
tion regularly to make your skin
soft, delicate and charming. This
amazing Ointment is made in the
famous Dr. Fred Palmer’s Labora
tories where are also made those
other beauty aids you know so well:
Dr. Fred Palmer’s Skin Whitener
Soap, Skin Whitener Face Powder,
Hair Dresser and Hid Deodorant
which may be had at all drug stores
lor 25 cents each or will be sent post
pa id|upon receipt of price. Dr. Fred
PanRer’s Laboratories, Dept. C, At
Send 4c in ttampt for trial
tample of Skin Whitener,
Soap and Face Pousder.
‘KEEPS YOUR COMPLEXION YOUTHFUL*
AGENTS Ar. youaahamed to take
M , K M off your hat? U your haur
Make Big Money ahort, coarse and wiry?
*nd «™ »»«'H Would you like beautiful
Firmiunu. Wnte hair? Start uainc Heroliu
today lor details. today. This irowor. with
its delightful new par*
fuma, will stake your hair grow long, soft
and silky. It froos your scalp of dandruff,
totter, itch, otc.
Herolia Pomade Heir Brewing is sold lor 2Sc
by all leading drug stores or direct from
HEROLIN CO. JSASK
which she tried hard to control.
Rita, Hayes, prize sob-sister of my
paper’s staff, arrived on the scene
just in time to take down a steno
g. aphic record of the woman’s
a nazing story. It is this record,
rather than the highly colored story
which Miss Hayes later wrote from
it, that I reproduce here.
‘.‘I first knew Paul Lucas," the
woman said, “about thirty years
ago, when I was nineteen. He was
a young man then, a law student
just out of college. He had attend
ed Harvard for four years, but
strangely enough had come back
to his home in I "ssissippi to study
for the bar. He said he did this
because he planned to practice in
Mississippi and wanted to get ac
c. ainted with the lawi governing
his own state.
"He was a very handsome fellow,
then; very tall and straight, with
features that were typically white.
Only a few of his best friends in
the South ever knew that he was
a Negro, and he never took the
trouble to inform them of the fact.
His practice was largely among
white people, and nobody seemed
to question him.
‘‘When it came to getting mar
ried, though, he return.d to his
own race and picked me out be
cause, although I was da.*., I could
e:sily pass for Spanish or Cuban.
For twenty-eight years after that
we lived together happily. We had
one son, who is twenty-three now.
Until last month he held a fine po
litical position in Mississippi. But
last month he was fired.
“Two years ago, my husband de
cided to run for a seat in Congress.
He had been prominent in Missis
sippi for a long time, and was well
known and well liked. He wTas
elected by a large majority and
came on here to Washington, leav
ing us to take care of ourselves
down in Mississippi.
“I suspected that he had grown
tired of me or else he didn’t want
r e to come ‘ Washington, where
complications might arise because
of my color. So I stayed in Mis
sissippi and let him do as he wished
in Washington. My son was work
ing, and he managed to support me
as well as h' own little family. I
never could understand why Paul
never sent me any checks after he
left Mississippi. After all, I had
married him and l,e was supposed
to contribute to my support. But
I was too proud to ask him for
anything; I simply let him go on
with his work in Congress and ad
mired him for 'he splendid show
ing he was making.
“When my son lost his job,
though, I saw that something had
to.be done. Not caring to live on
his slender savings any longer, I
decided to cc e to Washington and
talk to Paul.
“I found that h. had changed
a great deal since he had left the
South. He wasn’t the same man
at all. He refused even to see me
for more than a week. Finally,
when I forced my way into his
office, I begged him to treat me
civilly. He told me frankly that
if he introduced me to Washington
society as his wife, eve -y bit of
prestige he had would be lost and
his word would carry no more
weight on the floor of the House.
“I said to him, ‘You forget that
you. are a Negro yourself. What if
I decided to tell that to the news
papers, especirlly those down in
Mississippi, whose people you are
supposed to be representing?’
“He laughed at me, Inspector. He
said, ‘Nobody’d believe you. And
you can’t prove anything.’
“I said, ‘I can prove I’m your
“He laughed again. ‘You can’t
even prove that.’ he said. ‘It might
interest you to know that we were
never legally married—that the
license which : used was not
p operly signed or witnessed.’”
“What did you dc when he tcld
you that?” the inspector inter
I screamed. You can ’magine
what a shock it was. to discover
after all those years that my mar
riage had net been legal. I could
n’t believe it. I still can’t believe
it. But finally, almost in despera
tion, I begged him to give me some
thing to do—some little job in
which I could be near him as often
as possible without annoying him.
You see, I still loved him. And I
would have done anything rather
than return to Mississippi.
“Finally he gave in. He gave
Just send name, address and
3e stamp, to cover mailing
costs, for Free Sample of
Lucky Mo-Jo Incense. Mo-Jo
_ Co., 5251 Cottage Grove Ave.
Dept. 1M. Chicago.
roe—his wife—a job as housekeep
er in his own apartment. And here
I’ve lived :ince then, there in that
little room in the back. He’s never
been the same to me since I took
the job. He’s treateed me meanly
—like a servant. I can’t stand be
ing treated that way—by him. Two
weeks ago matters came to a head.
I discovered, for one thing, that he
was having an affair—as old as he
is—with another woman, a white
woman, .. widow... ”
“What did you do then?”
“First I sent for my son, and he
came here from his home in Mis
sissippi. Then I went quietly to
Paul and warned him that if he
continued his affair with this wom
an, I’d disclose him for what he
was—I’d inform this wonu.n that
he was nothin; but a typical, down
south Negro with crazy ideas—”
“And what did he say to that?”
“He reached into his desk and
drew out a pistol. I suppose he
intended to shoot me. Lord, how
I wish now that he had! But my
son had been waiting in the recep
tion room and when he heard the
commotion, he came into the office.
Seeing what was happening, he
rushed in and managed to wrestle
the gun from Paul.
"My husband quieted down and
tried to apologize, saying that he
had lost his head. But by that
time I had the upper hand. I
slowed him my son—his son. In
spector, the resemblance between
the two of them was i -larkable!
It left not the faintest shadow of
doubt. I turned to Paul trium
phantly. ‘What better marriage
certificate could I have than this?’
I asked him.”
Who is the mysterious “other
woman?” What occurred in
the congressman's room the
night before his death? Don’t
miss the dramatic revelations
of next week’s thrilling install
Send your Embarrassing Moment
to the Editor and It trill be
My watch would not run, so I
took it to the jeweler who had re
paired it previously and asked him
to make good his year’s guarantee
on his work. He refused to do
anything without charge, stating
that it had been over a year since
hal repaired the watch. When I
became angry and insistent, he op
ened the case of my watch and
showed me the marking and date
he had put in fourteen months ago!
While I was waiting in a florist’s
shop, r noticed a bullfinch sitting
on a perch. I went over to him,
and whistled to him several times,
but the bird would not respond.
Finally, when the clerk came over
to get my order, I remarked to him
that the bird must be ill. Then he
informed me that it was only a
stuffed bird. A. B. G.
THING TO DO
What to wear to the football
game. A knitted sport dress, fur or
heavy coat and a little felt hat, then
you know that no matter which
team wins, yaurs is a winning cos
• • *
Particularly popular at tea time
are hot bread, hot muffins, hot gin
gerbread. etc. These should be serv
ed in a covered dish.
Gentlemen do not offer their arms
to laddies when going to lunch.
They walk in with whomever they
are near, or go in last.
* * •
Folded tea napkins are placed be
tween plates at afternoon tea. Each
guest picks up her own plat* and
Glands Wear Out
Here*s a New GlandTonic
Science baa now found a way of supplying the body
with gland secretions which certain glands often fail
to prodoce sufficiently and which are absolutely nec
essary for building health, strength and vitality
You can have from proof. Send today for this new
wonderful GLAND TONIC — GOLDGLAN — and
Try It 20 Days-FREE
This successful treatment has brought pep and
strength to thousands of run-down, weak men and
women It should quickly do the same for gem!
NO LETTER NECESSARY. Just send this ad with
name and address and 10c for postage and packing
Medical AnL 529 S. La SatkSL.Cbkage, Dept. Ql- 92
of the Children
What Do Yours Say?
Send them to us and they
ivill be published.
My daughter, Jean, age 3 years,
was watching me wash her sweater.
The colors faded in washing. When
she wore the sweater the next day
her aunt admired it and remarked
what a nice clean sweater it was.
Jean said: “Yes, auntie, but you
should see how it fainted.”—J.C.
a a •
Our young son, age 9, was elected
secretary of his club. His mother
asked him if he kept the minutes
of the meeting and he answered in
all seriousness: "They didn’t keep
minutes; they stayed as long as
they wanted to.”—M. C. C.
a a a
Little Coralee on entering the liv
ing room one morning discovered
that the slip covers had been re
moved from the chairs.
“O, look, mama,” she exclaimed,
“the chairs has tooked off their
a a a
Recently I helped my little
daughter dress for a party. Notic
ing that I was taking particulars
pains with her appearance, she
asked: "Why are you such a good
mother? Did you take lessons?”—
Words Often Misused
Do not say, "There are a dozen
of eggs in the box." Say, “There is a
dozen of eggs,” or, “There are five
dozen o' eggs.”
Words Often Misspelled
Legitimacy, note the two is. not
Words Often Mispronounced
Itch. Pronounce ich. i as in “it,”
not as “each.”
Fault, eror, defect, flaw, blemish,
imperfection. Ominous, portentous,
I If you are one of the millions who must
[get up several times a night, your trouble
| is probably due to an irritation of tbe blad
der. Just try taking Gold Medal Haarlem
, Oil Capsules. During 237 years tfiis fine,
old preparation has helped millions. Why
not you? Insist on GOLU MEDAL. 35c & 75c.
HAARLEM OIL CAPSULES
EVEN LIGHT CHORES
New York Woman
Also Felt Sluggish
Advised Her of Remedy
Mrs. Florence Swain of New Roch
elle, New York, wants to tell her
friends of a recent bad experience
which she feels many other people
are going through, and how to get
rid of tne condition. Read what
Mrs. Swain, who is well known in
New Rochelle, says: “For a long
time I was feeling very low-down
and sluggish and just didn’t seem
to be able to get up in the morning.
I always felt drowsy. I tried every
thing to get rid of this condition. I
bought a lot of stuff, but it just
didn't seem to do any good.
“Finally a friend of mine told me
about Dr. Caldwell’s Syrup Pepsin.
Having used so rnanv different
kinds of stuff I was doubtful. ‘How
can what you take inside of you
clean your skin?’ I wanted to
know. ‘Try it, Florence,’ said she,
‘and see for yourself. Dr. Caldwell’s
Syrup Pepsin thoroughly cleanses
the whole system and gives Nature a
chance to clean up your skin.’ I
decided to ask a druggist and he
said that was right. So I got a bottle
and started taking it. Inside of a
week that tired, mean feeling I
used to have went away, and I was
as full of life as my young ones. I
noticed with joy that my skin
started clearing up too; now it is
just as clear as a baby’s. I can’t
say too much for Dr. Caldwell’s
Syrup Pepsin and want to thank
this newspaper for the opportunity
to tell my friends about it.”
Dr. Caldwell’s Syrup Pepsin, a
standard family medicine, is recom
mended as a delightful laxative.
This standard old medicine can be
taken by children with perfect
safety as well as by adults. It
cleanses the system, driving out
poisonous matter that fouls the
bloodstream. It clears up ugly
blotches and pimples. Treating
facial eruptions from the inside, by
removing the body poisons which
cause them, is mare effective than
rubbing some preparations on the
If your own skin is muddy and
broken out, or you are out of sorts
and bilious, get a bottle of Dr.
Caldwell’s Svrup Pepsin today at
any drug store.
HOW WOULD YOU LIKE TO
Have Lots of “It”
AND BE STRONG, ROBUST, HEALTHY
How would you like to be popular,
to have admiring eyes follow your every
movement? If you want plenty of “it”
. . . lots of that physical charm which
attracts everyone—start improving your
health today with the aid of St. Joseph's
G.F.P. You'll be surprised how much
more attractive you will be to others
after taking this rich, vegetable tonic.
For St.Joseph’s G.F.P. helps to ban
ish those wretched ailments so common
to women, helps to build up energy
and strength, to restore vitality and
youthful vigor, to make you happy and
healthy with not a care in the world.
Helps You or Money-Back
Your druggist sells the big dollar
bottle of St.Joseph’s G.F.P. on an ab
solute money-back guarantee. Start tak
ing it today. If it doesn’t make you eat
better, sleep better, and make you feel
stronger and more robust in every
way, your money will be refunded.
Powered by Open ONI