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The Prison Mirror.
Entered at the Post Office at Stillwater Minn •s Second Class Mail Matter. OUR EDITORIAL Subscription Rates. THE PRISON MIRROR is issued every Wednes day morning at the following rates: One Year SI,OO. Six Months GO. Three Montns 33. Single Copies 05. Subscriptions must be paid invariably in ad vance. Advertising rates given upon application. Address, Editor PRISON MIRROR, Stillwater, Minn. Special Notice. Mr. Geo. P. Dodd, Prison Storekeeper, is the au thorized Agent of THE PRISON MIRROR, any business in connection therewith, transacted through him, will be honored and promptly exe cuted to the very letter. JiKW. P. SCHOONMAKER. Editor. WANTED. —WAITED, 10,000 Subscribers to THE PRISON MIRROR, remember, every dollar sent to us for one year’s subscription to THE MIRROR, is devoted to our Prison Library. Subscribe at once, and thus aid us in our volun tary endeavors. Send all remittances by register ed letter. I*. O. Order, or draft, to Editor, PRISON MIRROR, WANTED, — Laimks and Gentlemen, Young. Old, and Middle Aged, in all parts of the country, to act as agents for THE PRISON Mlll- KOH. the only paper in the world, founded, edit ed, and managed by prisoners. To suitable agents liberal inducements wiil.be proffered, and speci men copies furnished free. For further information. Add ress. Editor PRISON MIRROR. Stillwater, Minn. SPECIAL, TO EDITORS AND PUBLISHERS. While we fully recognize the fact that surround ing circumstances, dues not entitle our little sheet to the kindly considerations and warm sym pathy so universaly extended by the great press of America to its younger contemporaries, we possess a brief knowledge of the great-hearted ness of editors and publishers general}', and we fee! assured that many will readly respond to our call for exchanges: Dalies, Weeklies, and Month lies. will be received and meet with our highest appreciation, and deepest gratitude. In making this appeal, we make no prtenses that our little sheet is an equal or even fair exchange, with its most humble or distant kin. but many who peruse its miniature columns, will find therein many in structive snggestions. ideas, hints, and other use ful information, worthy of reproducton in the col umns of the most lofty journal of our land; neith er do we make this appeal in behalf of THE MIR ROR alone, but rather in behalf of our unfortun ate comrades in prison, whom it is our hope and mission to encourage and assist toward higher and nobler aims in life, and to whom all exchanges and periodicals sent to THE MIIRROR, will be grutuously distributed. Who will be first to re spond? Notice to Prisoners. We especially invite our friends in prison, to send us original contributions, which, ifmerituous wriil be published as space permits. All articles written and sent to us for publication in THE MIRltnR, must be accompanied by the full name of the writer (net necessarily for publication, but as a mark of good faith.) Write upon one s'de of the paper only. Contributers are specially re quested to make their articles as brief as possible, no continued articles, accepted. Rejected manu script will not be returned. As is stated elsewhere in this paper, all ex changes will be distributed gratuously, lienee you will kindly pardon us, if an occasional item is clipped from the columns ot the paper which you receive, as the editor of THE MIRROR reserves the above priveledge. All communications for publication, must be plainly addressed to. Editor, PRISON MIRROR. Editor Schoomnaker jocularly referred to Cole Younger who was sitting near, as the office “devil.” Some one remarked that the Mirror office was the only one in the state where the “devil” was not com pelled to “ rush the growler.” Cole, with a merry twinkle in his eyes, replied, “that’s true, and it is also the only office in the state where the editor can’t go out and get drunk.”—Stillwater Daily Gazette. Elisha A. Welsh, the original “Yankee Clock” man, died the 9th Inst., worth 53.000.000. The name of Robert T. Lincoln, for the presidency, is being mentioned more often now than ever. “God save me my dear husband” is the unceasing prayer of Mrs. Jake Sharp, lias tlie power of “the dollars” been at last ig nored in proceedings of the above nature.? President Cleveland, after visiting In dianapolis, and Madison, will, on his way to Kansas City, Memphis, Nashville and Atlanta, pass through St. Paul and Minne apolis. Another terrible railroad accident is re corded, wherein two hundred were killed and wounded. An excursion train of fif teen coaches on the Toledo. Peoria & West ern railway, went through a bridge near Chatswortli, 111., with the above result. SUBSTANTIA L. liMOIK A NGU.IHiT. Many highly encouraging letters of praise and wishes for The Mirror’s success, are being received daily by the warden and at our sanctum, notable among which is the following from S. Lowenstein, of St. Paul, and for which The Mirror management are duly grateful: St. Paul. Minn., Aug. 11, 1887, HON. H. G. STORDOCK: DEAR Slß—Being honored with h copy of the lirst issue of the PRISON MIRROR, you will pleuse tender to all those interested in the man agement of the paper my sincere thanks. I con sider it good in every respect. You will pleuse find inclosed a check of six dol lars: one dollar for one year's subscription, and five dollars lor the cony you have so kindly for warded to me this morning, and hope that this small amount will contribute to the success of tliis great and valuable paper, THE PRISON MIR ROR. Very Respectfully Yours, Stillwater, Minnesota. The all important question for the think ing prisoner to ponder over is, “what he lias lost, and how he can recover his loss es,” In order to weigh this great question properly and justly, we lirst must needs sum up our losses: we must turn back and review the era of lives mis-spent, and train “from the seeds which we have sown in the past, lias the harvest been a profita ble one? Let us see. We have lost that which to every human heart is held most dear, “our liberty;” we have lost the society, pleasures, and com forts of home, our good names, and some of us our health, our money, and about all that makes life realy worth the living; and yet the above is but a brief retrospection of our losses, but we must not stop to grive and murmur over the past, but pro lit by the lesson it has taught us, by proceeding to weigh that, which to us now, is the greater question for consideration, namely: can we improve our present condition? can we re gain our losses? can we in any manner re deem ourselves from the ill-effects of the mis-spent past? I answer yes. While it is true that it is much easier to fall than to rise again, the fact does not imply that to rise again is impossible: but on the contrary, a man must be most terribly maimed, if his lirst impulse when he inis fallen, is not to rise again. It may be true, that but lit tle encouragement lias been offered in the past to those who bear the name, of “con vict,” to rise again from the offensive stig ma, but let us be thankful that that hour has passed away, and let us pray that it has passed away forever. Since the niaug eration of the present adminstration in our prison, encouragement, sympathy and jus tice has been, and is proffered in abundance to ever man. Let us accept these kindly offerings, show our appreiation of them, and reap the great benefits and profits to be derived therefrom. In so doing lies our one and only great hope of retrieving our losses of tlie past. If it is our intention ever to be square, upright, honorable men: if we ever intend to wipe our names from tlie pages of crime, dishonor and disgrace, let us begin right here; we may lay tlie cor ner stone upon which to build our future characters, and usefuilness right here by S. LOWENSTEIN RETROSPECTION. grasping tlie privileges extended toward ns in tlie the recent great improvement of our prison library, by reading such books that will profit us. by endeavoring to im prove our education, and study, and read such books and papers as will have a ten dency to improve and elevate our minds, re membering tlie truthfulness of tlie motto of our Mirkok, that “God helps those who help themselves.” Societies innumerable l*ive formed, the Christian ladies and gen tlemen of our land have banded together, for the sole purpose of offering encourage ment and assistance to the fallen and unfor tunate, let us encourage them to push on ward their noble work in aiding them, by simply helping ourselves. Let us take ad vantage of tlie present, and thus regain, at least, in part, our losses of the past, and our restoration to God’s greatest boon to hu manity. “our liberty.”—Samuel A. McFar land. CLASSIFIED EXPENSES OF THE MINNESOTA STATE PRISON, For tlie Fln«-h1 year ending July, 3 Ist. 1887. EXPENSES. Salaries and Attendance $27,733,115 Food 18.830.16 Clothing and Bedding 5.180.08 Laundry Supplies. 301.0 G Fuel 4.520.18 I.iglit 1.540.80 Medical Supplies 507.01 Freight and Transportation 03.05 Postage and Telegraphing 310.31 Books, Stationary and Printing 203.07 Household Supplies 73G.02 Furniture and Upholstery 34G.42 Building, Repairs etc 1.102.0 S Tools and Machinery 315.03 Burial Expenses 7C.GO Expenses not classified 2.237.05 Total $04,240.30 EARNINGS. Rent and Convict Labor $43,020.80 Board U. S Prisoners, collected 948.00 Miscellaneous 450.71 Total $45,325.57 Total expense $04,240.30 Total earnings 45.325.57 Net expens 2 $18,014.70 Note:—The good conduct payments are not included in expenses. * FRANK BERRY, Clerk. ELLIOTT HOUSE, for. Third A Chestnut Sts., STILLWATER, .... MINN. TERMS, $1.50 PER DAY. J. E. ELLIOTT, Manager. ZIEGLER BROS’. ONE-PRICE Clothing HOUSE —AND— Gents’ Furnishing Goods, Hats, Caps, TRUNKS, VALISES, ETC., 304 South Main St., STILLWATER, - - • - MINN. Opposite Grand Opera House. The Newport . Clothing House. Welandrr, Kingston &c Ryden, Proprietors. DEALERS IN Gents’ Fine Clothing, FURNISHING GOODS, HATS. CAPS, ETC., ETC., 224 N. Main St Stiliavatmr, Minn. ■ ■-■ , ■ v- : FRED. SCOTT, 223 South Main St., Stillwater, Minn., —DEALER IN— Drugs, Medicines & Chemicals wm. Rennemam DEALER IN— STOVES, Tinware and Hardware, No. 202, N. Main St. Cor. Commercial. STILLWATER, M. E. CAPRON, —PROPRIETOR OF THE— PHQ2MXX Livery, Hack AND BOARDING STABLES, 213 & 21 5 Chestnut St., Stillwater, Minn. Double or single rigs, with or without drivers, at any hour, day or night. As good turnouts as can be found in tlie Northwest. THE BEST PLACE FOR FINE CAKES —AND— CANDIES. THE CHICAGO Bakery and Restaurant MEALS AT ALL HOURS 2418. Main St., Stillwater, Minn., next to Opera House, CHAS. HEITMAN, Prop. LADIES BAZAR. IT PAYS To Trade At The "■> jt ww m n They Lead In Styles And LOW PRICES It is the largest Dry Goods AND Millinery House in the St. Croix Valley. A. G. SCHUTTINGER & CO. Stillwater MINN. Minn.