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THURSDAY. Nov. 12. 1891. PRISON OFFICIALS. MANAGERS. EDWIN DUNN, President Eyota. JOHN F. NORRISH Hastings. JAS. 8. O’BRIEN Stillwater. F. W. TEMPLE Blue Earth City. M. O. HALL Duluth. RESIDENT OFFICIALS. ALBERT GARVIN Warden. F. H. LEMON Deputy Warden. JOHN S. GLENNON Ase’t Dept. Warden. FRANK BERRY Clerk. MISS SOPHIA ZARLEY Assistant Clerk. H. E. BENNER Steward. B. J. MERRILL Physician. FRANK H. HALL Hospital Steward. F. M. BORDWELL Storekeeper. MRS. H. A. WALKER Matron. ALFRED GILMORE Supt. Twine Factory. J. C. Supt. Tub & Pail Factory. R. F. JONES Engineer. J. H. ALBERT Protestant Chaplain. CHARLES CORCORAN Catholic Chaplain. GUARDS’ REGISTER. T.W. ALEXANDER Day Cell house. W. W. HALL Captain of Night Watch. JAMES SIBBITTS Usher. BEN. CAYOU Tub & Pail Shop, Ist floor. ORLANDO M’FALL.. .Tub & Pail Shop. 2nd floor. LESTER BORDWELL Twine Factory. ROYAL C. ORFF Soft Wood Shop. J. C. COVER Machine Shop, Ist floor. M. C. COLLIGAN Machine Shop, 2nd floor. JOHN S. MAY Wagon Shop. ARCHIE PARKER Blacksmith Shop. O. 8. CRANDALL Engine Shop. JOHN MEALKY Foundry. ANDREW MEEHAN Day Turnkey. PATRICK FLANNERY Gate. P. J. MURPHY Asst. Gate. CHARLES CARLGREN Yard. J. H. STILKEY.. Engine Room. NELS D. CARLSON Wall. GREENLEAF DORR Wall. A. W. ANDERSON Wall. JOHN WHITE Wall. H. McINTYRE Wall. L. B. GOLDSMITH Night Turnkey. CHARLES. P. AUSTIN Night Cell-house. HENRY FROST Night Cell-house. AMOS ROWE Day Solitary Keeper. JOHN WINDOLPH Night Solitary Keeper. T. L. O'MARA Guard. WM. M’CRACKEN Guard. LOCAL PICKINGS. —Population 319. —Thanksgiving two weeks from to-day. —The foundry is again under headway. —A box of new school books was received Mon day. —Six arrivals and no departures during the past week. —These are the vaseline days of chapped lips and hangnails. —Tuesday was pay day with the Thresher com pany’s employes. —Mrs. Hammer, of Chiago, Is spending the week with Mrs. Garvin. —Senator O'Brien is in Kentucky looking up fiber for the twine factory. —ln the language of the society reporter, this has been a dull week in local circles. —First snow of the season yesterday morning, but the clouds cleared out and left us a beautiful day. —W. U. Turner said good-by to Stillwater Sun day evening and started for Chicago where he will probably locate. —The largest number of visitors that have at tended our chapel service in a long time were present last Sunday. —There is an immense fortune awaiting the person who will devise a sure means of collecting subscription accounts. —Deputy Lemon will shortly bring his family to live in the deputy warden’s residence which is now undergoing repairs. —Puck of November llth has a capital short story by Madeline S. Bridges, called, “Misther Handhrigan's Love Story.” —Statement of population Nov. 11: Working for Thresher Co., 154; working for state, 148; sick and infirm, 17. Total population 319. —Rev. W. C. Rice, pastor of the Clinton Avenue M. E. church, St. Paul, accompanied by Rev. J. M. Bull, of the city, were visitors Satur day. —The new brand of smoking tobacco is on the “Warpath.” Those who have “seen” him say he is a Digger Indian and that no self-respecting savage will ever smoke a pipe of peace with him. —Mr. John D. Ludden, of St. Paul, was in the prison Tuesday with Warden Garvin. Mr. Ludden was a member of the board of managers of this institution for about six years beginning in 1862. —Storage room in the warehouse in front of the prison has been rented for the storage of binding twine. A team and several men have been busy the past week removing the baled twine from the prison. —This paper is published in the interest of all that is good, and if you wish to help such inter ests along please induce your neighbor to sub scribe, or if he is too poor, why—just you sub scribe for him. —Our junior barber has been confined to the hospital for several days and a new hand has been making hair fly and tears roll at the operating chair. Of course a fellow who has been handling a hammer and a cold chisel can’t help forgetting himself occasionally when he first begins using a razor. He will be all right when he gets his hand broke in. —The board of managers held their regular monthly meeting last Thursday. Besides the usual routine business the Warden's appoint ments of Clerk Frank Berry and Deputy F. H. Lemon were confirmed. —Editor Charles L. Davis, of the Red Wing Argus, and Reporter Nelson, of the Stillwater Messenger, cast their news-gathering eyes about the prison last Friday. Of course they visited the printing offiee and paid THE MIRROR many compliments. —A few more days of fair weather and the ma sons will have completed their work on the new building. All the brick work on the main section is done and that on the other section is half done. The floor is nearly all laid in the paint shop, and the roof is ready for the iron. —A song service took the place of the usual chap el exercises last Sunday. The prison choir was lead by Mrs. Clara Gish, the teacher, and Mrs. Arm strong played the organ. Chaplain Albert inter spersed the singing with appropriate remarks. The service was a pleasant change from the regu lar routine. —The distress of our anarchic brethren has been reduced one-half, as they will be required to bathe only once every two weeks during the win ter months. This, of course, is twice a month too often for solid comfort, but as it is compulsory it can be endured along with the many other cruel ties consequent upon the present degenerate state of society. —We have long remarked that, for a man well along in years. Guard Austin has a surprisingly spry walk, but it was only the other day that we learned how he attained such agility. The story is brief—he was at the battle of Bull-Run. The lieutenant colonel of his regiment had the honor, so Mr. Austin says, of being the first participant to get into Washington with news of the disaster. —Prisoners were received during the past week as follows: One from Ramsey county, burglary in second degree, 3 years; two from Norman county, grand larceny second degree, one for 1 year and 4 months, the other for l year and 6 months; two from Todd county, one for manslaughter first de gree, 20 years, one for incest, 5 years. One from Hennepin county, woman, keeping assignation house, 10 months. —Chief Frank E. Joy, of the Stillwater fire de partment, was in the prison Monday with the fol lowing friends: Ex-Chief John T. Black, of the St. Paul fire department. Fire Chief J. P. McGill and Aldermen Edward Dundon and Charles N. O’Hare, of West Superior. They took in the sights under the guidance of the Deputy, and Stillwater's Chief deposited a “moon” where it would produce for him fifty-two copies of THE MIRROR. —We mentioned some time ago that Clerk Berry had been nominated for the office of city school director, but we neglected to say in our last issue that he had been elected by an overwhelming majority. Just what his majority was we have not learned, but it is certain that it was enough to constitute a crushing defeat for his Democratic opponent. We hope that his official conduct wilj be such as to fulfill the highest expectations of his friends and do honor to his party and con stituency. —There are a number of inmates who have taken up the study of shorthand within the past year and some of them have made considerable head way, but nearly all seem to drop it at the point where the most earnest work should begin. That is to say, after having thoroughly mastered the principles they lay the books aside, instead of working on to acquire skill in writing it, as they should if they hope to ever make practical use of the knowledge. Unless accuracy and speed are acquired the time devoted to the study is thrown away. The country, so we learn from reading, is overrun with poor stenographers who cannot command the wages paid for common labor. * What is worth doing at all is worth doing well.” Take up your book and pencil and go to work again. —A father and son met in the visitors’ room one day last week for the first time in over thir teen years. When the father came here thirteen years ago under a life sentence he left a mother less child eight years old to shift for itself in the world. The child drifted to the west and grew to manhood among the cow boys of Dakota and Mon tana, and the father heard nothing of him until a few months ago. although he had advertised for him some years before. The old man had been expecting the son here every day for several weeks, and when he came there was joy in the father s heart. The meeting was perhaps not as joyful as either anticipated for the long separa tion made them almost strangers to one another. The son had grown to manhood and the father had withered with age. After the boy had de parted the old man remarked with pride that his "bye” neither drank nor used "terbakka.” Carl Pretzel’s Plillosopliy. If you vant to been a great succeed, dot vas bes ser you consult more der vord of der Almighdy, dhen der syshtems of mens. Industry vas not only der inshtrooment of im proofment but it vas der foundation shtones of plaindy fun. I got me my pinion about der pird dot laid some eeks dot don’t vas poachable.—National Weekly. “What on earth is Binks picking on the guitar?” “A quarrel, I should judge.”—Puck. The Night School. On Wednesday evening of last week the night school was opened in the chapel. Forty of the seventy-two pupils enrolled were brought out on this occasion, as there were books on hand for only this number. The classes were organized and the system was outlined to the boys. The northwest corner of the hall had been arranged for the school. The long benches were removed and double desks put in their place. Common chairs are used as seats. The hall is lighted by electricity, but oil lamps are placed on the desks. The school will be the especial care of Deputy Lemon and he will have as his assistants Asst. Deputy Glennon, Guards Cayou, Colligan and Mc- Cracken. An hour and a half will be given to the exercises in the hall three evenings of the week— Monday, Wednesday, and Friday. The school work is in the hands of four inmate teachers, and and we are indebted to the principal for the fol lowing outline of the system to be pursued. OUTLINE OF NIGHT SCHOOL. The school is divided into four classes, and the routine of each class is as follows: The Fourth, or Primary, class will commence at the alphabet and advance in spelling to words|ot four letters. Instruction will be given on the five vowels, and why they are so called, also the dif ference between a vowel and a consonant. Arithmetic—This class will receive instruction only in addition and subtraction. Penmanship—Practice on arrilfell letters only and instruction in the principles involved in the for mation of letters and small words. In reading—Merrill's First reader will be used and primary instruction in the uses of the signs of punctuation. This class opens with twenty-two scholars. Third, or Secondary, class— Spelling—lnstruction on the different sounds of vowels and use of silent letters, with lessons for study limited to words of two syllables. Arithmetic—Multiplication and division. Reading—Appleton’s Second reader will be used, and instruction on punctuation, and oral reading will be carried on from the limit of the primary class. Penmanship—Oral instruction and copy book practice on capitals and the principles involved in the art of free-hand writing. This class opens with twenty-seven scholars. Second, or Intermediate, class— Spelling—Continued instruction on vowel sounds with lessons for study limited to words of four syllables. Arithmetic —This class will advance to, and complete study in simple fractions. Reading—Monroe’s Third reader will be used, and instruction given in the art of naturalness in oral reading, also completed instruction on punct uation. Penmanship—lnstruction on the principles in volved in writing a letter and addressing an envel ope, with copy book practice on capitals and con nected words and sentences. This class opens with twenty-three scholars. First, or Advanced, class Spelling—Pupils will study compound words and with each lesson be required to properly di vide words into syllables, and explain sounds of vowels used. A« an adjunct to the above, this class will receive instruction on the nine parts of speech. Arithmetic—lnstruction and practice in com pound fractions and decimals. Reading—Monroe’s New Fourth reader will be used. Selections given at each session to be read orally by pupils. Penmanship—The art of composing a letter will be a feature of this branch, and the common er rors pointed out. Copy book exercise will be given on the same. Examinations tor promotion will be held each month. Pupils will be required to gain an aver age of 60 per cent on attendance, and the four branches outlined above, in order to secure their promotion to a higher class. The First of course, will not be started un til after the first examination and will be com posed of those schoolars who successfully pass the Second class in the December examination. Classes Three and Four will attend on Monday and Friday evenings; classes One and Two on Wednesday evening only. The routine of studies as outlined, is intended to give each pupil a “beginner’s instruction” and advance him to the point where (if he has the desire) he can carry on a self instruction from his bookß during his evening hours. This is all that can be accomplished under existing circum stances, and if the pupils of this school of 1891-92 evince an earnest desire to learn all they can, and help make it as successful as it bids fair to be, it is more than probable that the management of this institution will be able to convince the next legislature that it would be wise to make a more liberal appropiation and establish a regularly graded school within these walls. The pupils of this school can do more towards gaining such a prize by earnest study this winter, than could be accomplished by outside influences, and it is to be hoped that every echolar will do his very best. Scholars should bear in mind that a record of attendance is kept, and if any scholar does not attend every session of the school, except in cas e of sickness, his name will be dropped from the list. For The Mirror. Worth Remembering. Fretting is a perpetual confession of weakness. Pity the laden one. This wandering woe may visit you and me. True glory consists in so living as to make the world happier and better for our living. Never worry about what you can pre vent. Never worry about what you cannot prevent. To be willing to begin at the bottom, is the open secret of being able to come out at the top. No insult offered a man can ever degrade him: the only real degradation is when he degrades himself. Sin is like giving a note at a high rate of interest. It is so easy to spend the money yon received from the note, and so hard to pay it back. A saloou can no more be run without using up boys, than a saw mill without logs. The only question is, whose boys— your boys or mine. The besetting sin may become the guard ian angel. Yes, this sin that has sent us weary hearted to bed, and desperate in heart to morning work, can be conquered; not annihilated, but better than that, con quered, captured, and transfigured into a friend. Wlilcli Will You Select. The man who marries for love, gets a wife, the one who marries for money, gets a governess, and the one who marries for a high position, gets a lady. You will be loved of your wife, respected of your gov erness. and observed of your lady. Your wife will have the same opinion as you, your governess will conduct you, and your lady will manage you. A wife you will have as your own, a govt ness shows herself as a landlady in your house, a lady you will have for society. Your wife will be a saving housekeeper, your governess will want a stylish house, your lady will want the fashionable silk, u.m diamonds. Your wife will share your sorrows and mis fortunes, your governess, your money, and your lady, your debts. When you get sick, your wife will nurse you, your governess will call on you, and your ladv will inquire about you. When you are dead your wife will cry for you for days, weeks and months, your governess will pity you, and jour lady will put on mourning for you. Which will you select? H. J. Depending on an Education. Several times during the past year I have perused .articles in magazines and other periodicals, discussing the condition of those who, finding themselves with what is popularly called an education, are practi cally without anything to do, and proposing various remedies. But the fact seems to be lost sight of that most people at the present day contrive without much trouble to edu cate themselves up to the requirements of the positions they occupy or desire to oc cupy, and • higher education” by itself finds little to do. There was a time when a man who was able to write legibly and rapidly, had an assured position; now most men contrive to do their own writing (or else employ a type writer). In the so called learned professions there are at least four times as many engaged as are needed and the same is to a certain extent true in other professions where education is supposed to play a prominent part. The trouble with these people is not with the education th< y possess, but that they depend upon it tor .success instead of using it as a means to an end. In winning the prizes of life “per sonal equation.” as it is called, does ninety per cent, the education not over ten per cent. In other words, it is easy to educate a man to earn a bare livelihood, but no body can be educated to take a front seat, or be prevented from taking it by any par ticular kind of an education. The world is always practical and never stops to inquire where or how a man became possessed of knowledge it is willing to pay for. They do not appreciate the fact that it is necessary to learn to do something useful, using their education simply as a help in doing so. A Boodler Sentenced. Judge (severely): “Yqp have been found guilty of stealing the people’s money and you are sentenced to ten years in the pen itentiary, and to pay a fine of five hundred thousand dollars.” Great Boodler: “Yes, y’r honor.” Judge: “But as you will never be able to pay the fine, the fine is remitted.” Boodler: “Thank you, judge.” Judge: “And if you conduct yourself properly the law will allow time for good behavior, and you can get out in about a year and a half.” Boodler: “Thanks, judge.” Judge: “And, by the way, if you happen to feel ill in a week or two, the court will issue an order allowing you to go home to die.” Boodler: “Thanks, judge; but suppoie I don’t die?” Judge: “Don’t mention it. Call the next case.” —New York Weekly. Observer.