LaKemp Mirror (LaKemp, Okla.), Vol. 1, No. 32, Ed. 1 Thursday, January 20, 1910 Page: 2 of 2
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The Lakemp Mirror.
Geo. W. Williams, Ed. & Pub.
Football should ^Jtje fitted out witl
Pugilists first agree to fight and g€t
into a quarrel afterward.
Polluting justice is just a little bit
more objectionable than anythin#
Did you ever see six women so di
pose themselves as to fill entirely oni
side of a street car?
This country is prosperous again
but there are widows and orpfcant
who have not noticed it.
An1 Ohio man who had bis pocketf
full of dynamite was run over by a
hearse, but nothing happened.
A University of Chicago profesaoi
holds a grievance against the poets
Perhaps he was formerly an editor.
Half of the Turkish navy has beei
sold as junk. Presumably the othe<
half is not marketable as anything.
Statistics show that Americans ar*
the best-fed people in the world
Still, sad to say, some of them gc
A Los Angeles schoolmarm has qui
teaching to become a chorus girl. Pos
sibly she'd passed the age limit as a
Diamonds are rushing into thia
country again. Somebody must have
circulated the report that Christmas
When flying machines become nu-
merous the top floor of a skyscraper
will be no more private than the
A Pennsylvania man thinks he has
discovered perpetual motion. How
many men have made the same mis-
Women are applying for jobs as
census takers. They feel that their ex-
perience in asking questions should
count on their side.
We'll guarantee that no man ever
sampled a greater variety of foods
and dishes of all kinds than Taft has
in the past few weeks.
Halley's comet has been observed
again. Perhaps it is responsible for
the remarkable outbreak everywhere
of all kinds of scrapping.
Some Wyoming thieves carried off
a big barn, 160 acres of fencing and
a ton of coal. Why they left the
ranch itself is inexplicable.
Mexico has suffered another calam-
ity. The corn crop, valued at $20,-
000,000, has been destroyed by frost.
More sorrow and suffering for the
toilers of Mexico.
According to Secretary of Agricult-
ure Wilson the soil of American
farms is sufficiently productive, but
the crying need is for more men who
know how to farm.
In proportion to the large public
service they render. most teachers
and preachers are underpaid. There
are some, however, who would be
overpaid at any price.
A cobbler in Milwaukee has a new
theory about the circulation of the
blood. He says it flows because
germs are chasing it through the sys-
tem. His idea is that a sort of free-
for-all race, with no handicaps, might
do much good for the whole race.
The reception given to the Czar oi
Russia by the King and people oi
Italy is all that could be desired In
cordiality and warmth. That the vlsii
will tend to strengthen peace among
th nations is a hope based on the ex
prtesrtons of good will shown all along
tht ItM of the czar's travel.
GREAT LOVE STORIES
=> OF HISTORY ■=
By ALBERT PAYSON TERHUNE
Henry V and Catherine of France
(Copyright by the Author.)
The Cor.t of One
A reckless, daredevil boy chanced to
meet—and to fail in love with—a half-
starved, ill-dressed girl about five hun-
dred years ago. Because the boy hap-
pened to be a prince and the girl a
princess that same love affair led to a
series of terrible wars and to the con-
quering and final losing of a great na-
tion. The boy was "Mad Prince Hal,"
son of King Henry IV. of England.
The girl was Princess Catherine,
daughter of insane King Charles of
France. Unlike most royal mar-
riages, theirs was a genuin love
match. Nor did "the course of true
love" run smooth.
"Mad Prince Hal's" wild pranks had
led the English to tremble for their
kingdom's welfare in the event of his
coming to the throne. Yet when, in
1413, he succeeded his father as king,
he sobered down as by magic and
proved himself a wise, able ruler. Al-
most his first act after becoming King
Henry V. was to ask the hand of
Princess Catherine in marriage. He
had seen but little of the princess; yet
he had learned to love her, and he
sent for her at once to share his
crown. But by his counsellors' advice
he also asked
that he receive
(as her dowery)
the provinces in France that had in
bygone years been captured by Eng-
land and that were now French terri-
tory once more. The French govern-
ment angrily refused to grant these
terms. Not at all discouraged, Jjienry
resolved to win the princess and the
provinces as well. So, declaring he
had a hereditary right to the French
throne, he declared war on France,
and in 1415 invaded that country.
He could not have chosen a better
time for his attack. The king of
France was insane (playing cards are
said to have been invented to amuse
this crazy monarch), and the kingdom
was rent by two warring factions.
Princess Catherine had been sadly
neglected and had had a wretched girl-
hood. Her father being insane, the
care of the girl ahd been left to her
mother, an idle, wicked woman, who
did not give Catherine enough food
nor clothing. Ragged, hungry, ill-
treated, the poor child was an object
of pity until her father, in a lucid in-
terval, removed her from her mother's
charge and sent her to a convent to be
It was largely on account of this 19-
year-old girl that France, in 1415, was
Invaded by an English army. Henry
swept all before him. The French op-
posed him at Agincourt and are said
to have outnumbered his army by ten
to one. Yet he won a great victory,
crushing the national pride of France.
A second invasion ended even more
triumphantly. The French, utterly
overwhelmed, begged for peace. The
terms Henry granted were unheard of
in their exorbitance. First and fore-
most he demanded the hand of Cath-
erine. Then he compelled his beaten
foes to agree that he should succeed
crazy King Charles at the latter's
death as ruler of France. In the
meantime he was to govern the realm
He married Catherine and took her
back to England with him in triumph.
Her fatherland's fall was the price of
her hand. And her husband had
brought about that fall. She and
Henry were married, and early in
1421 she was crowned queen of Eng-
land. The next December the couple's
only son (known
to history as
Henry VI.) was
born. Few children have started life
with such prospects. For he was heir
to the combined thrones of France
and England. A few months later
Henry V. and Catherine went again to
France. There, when only 35 years
old, Henry died. Catherine brought
her little son back to England. There,
on crazy King Charles' death, the boy
was crowned, while still in his cradle,
king of England and of France. But
he lacked his father's genius and in-
herited some of his grandfather's, old
King Charles', insanity. As a result,
he was destined to lose both kingdoms
and to die in prison.
Catherine, though she had apparent-
ly returned her husband's adoring
love, was quickly consoled for his
death. She secretly married a Welsh-
man, Owen Tudor. The anger of the
court over this marriage caused her
to pine away and die at the age of 36.
She and Owen Tudor had two sons.
The elder of these (the earl of Rich-
mond) became later the father of
Henry VII., who founded the Tudor
line of kin£s in England.
MONUMENT FOR HERO'S GRAVE
Feeling That Last Resting Place o*
Sam Houston Should Not Re-
In a quiet nook in the Huntsvillo
cemetery repose the remains of Gen.
Sam Houston, whose name will ever
be linked with the history of Texas
because of his patriotic and able serv-
ice rendered the state both before and
after Texas became a state. It is
marked by a cheap marble slab bear-
ing this simple inscription: "Gen.
Sam Houston. Born March 2, 1793,
died July 26, 1863."
The Thirtieth legislature, through
the efforts of Senator McDonald
Meachum and Col. A. T. McKinney,
senator and representative from that
district, made an appropriation of
$10,000 to erect a suitable monument
over Gen. Houston's grave, but unless
it has been done very recently no con-
tract has been let for the work, the
relatives of Gen. Houston, it is said,
being unable to agree upon a suitable
But what does a monument amount
to anyhow? "We live in deeds," not
in monuments. Gen. Houston needs
no monument to keep his memory
i fresh in the minds and hearts of Tex-
ans. The most imposing monument
that could be erected at his grave
would crumble into dust before his
name and history are forgotten in
Texas. But the monument should be
there, not for Gen. Houston's sake,
but as an evidence of our own appre-
ciation and recognition of patriotic
service.—Wills Point (Tex.) Chron-
Dr. Hale Abolished the Calendar.
I doubt if he ever became quite con-
scious that he was an old man. What
Lowell wrote of Emersoh was em-
phatically true of Edward Everett
Hale: "He has that privilege of soul
which abolishes the calendar and
presents him to us always the un-
wasted contemporary of his own
In 1906, when he was over 84 years
old, I said to him: "How is your eye-
"Good," he replied; "I read as often
without my glasses as with them."—
William M. McElroy in Woman's Home
"Does your wife ever tell you what
she thinks of you?"
"No, Indeed! I wouldn't stand thai
from any woman."
PROBLEM OF FEEDING PIGS
Iowa Farmer Contrives Four Trought
That Are Filled with Equal Ra-
The problem of feeding pigs is
solved by an Iowa farmer, who writes
the Homestead as follows:
"I have been using a device with
which to slop pigs for a number of
years and find that I can slop 150 pigs
with it easier than any way I know of.
The illustration explains itself, but I
will add a few pointers. Each of the
four troughs is 16 feet apart. A 22-
foot trough is attached to the fence
a couple of feet above the floor of
these troughs, and slop poured into
this trough runs into each one of the
four troughs by pipes. By this plan
all troughs fire filled with equal rapid-
ity, and if the outlet of each pipe is
bent it will shoot the slop half the
length of the trough before the pigs
stop it. The trough is set on a cement
floor which keeps mud holes from
forming and makes it a very nice
place to feed pigs at all times."
SHOE IS BOON TO THE HORSE
Pennsylvania Man Invents Underpin-
ning That Prevents Animal's
Feet from Slipping.
If horses had means of expressing
their thanks they would probably
unite and send a resolution of grati-
tude to the Pennsylvania man who in-
vented the horseshoe shown in the
sketch. And humans who have seen
Takes Up Snow and Dirt.
the patient beasts sliding about on
slippery streets in desperate and oft-
en vain efforts to keep their feet, will
hope that the invention is a financial
success. The horseshoe has a series
of parallel ridges on its heel and toe
portions. The ridges on the toe por-
tion run parallel to the longitudinal
axis of the shoe and those on the heel
portion run transversely. These ridges
form a series of recesses adapted to
receive and retain snow or dirt, thus
forming a bearing surface for the
shoe and making the horse surer of
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