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The Daily Sentinel.
Vol. 9. Each experience in life ought to teach 'you something. In buying you need to be taught the advantages we offer. Well give you substantial object lessons of the bargains we are showing in X-MAS GOODS. We want your trade and we advise you to pur chase early. Satisfaction guaranteed. THE BAZAAR 440 MAIN ST. J. W. STEVENS, PROP. BOSTON GANDY KITCHEN H. M. GRAHAM, PROP. A Big New Stock. Everything in Candies. All Made at Home. Fresh and Pure Goods. Big Christmas Stock. W# Shall Make It the Representative Store in Its Line in the Oity. Watch for Our New Display in Window. New Management. New Ideas. H. M. GRAHAM PROPRIETOR. The Services of a Professional Candy Maker have been Secured. MAYO & ENONER Liter ail Coal Book Cliff Coal, Lump - $3 00 Book Cliff Coal, Nut - 300 P. V. Coal, Lump - 3 50 P. V. Coal, Nut - 3 25 Hard Coal from car -7 00 Wanted. A nan to put in 20 acres of alfalfa od shares, one-fourth mile east of city. Ap ply to N- W. Blaine, Fifth & Main Sts DO YOU KNOW There is still room for you and your Christmas Photos at Fotegrafer DEAN’S but you will “Have to Hurry.” Grand Junction. Colorado. Saturday, December 7. 1901. THE REFORM SCHOOL. “Not a Prison, but a Home for Boys,” Says Superintendent Mirick of Golden. Superintendent Frank Q. Mirick, of the State Industrial School at Qolden, was a visitor to the city yestorday, ar riving on No. 3 and leaving on No. 6 last night. Mr. Mirick came to take back to the school Albert Vaught, who has been out on parole, but who violated the con ditions of his release and had to be placed in the school again and under the direct supervision of the management. A Sentinel representative had the privilege of an interview with Mr. Mir ick during his stay in this city and learned several thiDgs about the reform school which made it appear in a much better light than heretofore. In part Mr. Mirick seid: "A great many people have a wrong impression of the State Industrial School; they too often associate prison stripes and bread and water with their thoughts of the young boys who are sent to the institution. That is all stuff. There is nothing hut the very best influences brought to bear upon the boys who are placed there. The in stitution is more like a boarding school than anything I can think of just now with which to compare it. The inmates are all taught to do something, and they have the privilege of choosing the trade which they wish to learn. The branch es taught are ehoemaking, printing, tailoring, steam laundrying, baking, cooking,mechanics, bl&cktmithing,paint ing, carpentering, electrical work and manual training. They are also taught vocal and instrumental music. “Just enough military discipline it in jected into the training to give a manly bearing to the boye and not enough to make them feel that they are being drilled day after day. The time for whiclk a boy may be committed to the school depends upon his age and the of fenses for which he is sent up. For crimes against the laws of tha state they may be sent from 10 to 16 years of age and remain until they are 21. For lea ser offenses, such as truancy, they may be sent between the ages of 8 and 14, and remain until they are 16. "An opportunity is given everyone of chem to gain his own release by the mer ic and demerit system. At the expira tion of 14 months, which is the mini mum, if a boy has sufficient good stand ing he may be released on parole, sub ject to return at auy time if the condi tions of his parole are violated. They are obliged to report once every month to the superintendent of the school, on blanks furnished for that purpose! It was because this young Vaught did not remain faithful to his agreement, that 1 am obliged to take him back.” Besides the instructions along business lines, Mr. Mirick said that there was a regularly conducted school, graded as far as the eighth grade, to which the boys are obliged to go, alternating eaeh day with the department work which they are taking. When asked about the young boys from this city who have been sent to the school, of whom there are five, Mr. Mir ick said they were getting along nicely, and that not one of them had given any particular trouble. There are at- pres ent 210 boys at the school and about 75 out on parole. Altogether the school does for them what their parents have failed to do, and the young meo are fre quently much better off than many boys who are raised without the training which is compulsory at such an institu tion. There is a band of 20 pieces at the school, in which Joe Johnson, sent from this city, plays soars drum. About the Weather. The maximum temperature yesterday was 66 degrees. The minimum this morning was 34 de grees. The forecast for this section is: Snow this afternoon and tonight; de cidedly colder tonight; fair Sunday. Not a thing in the world that can be done for the pleasure of their guests is being left undone by the Red men in the preparation for their grand annual mas querade ball, whieh takes place at the Park opera house on the night of Dec. 13th. The guests of that order need not fear that they will lack anything in the way of amusement, for the committee is working unceasingly to make the affair a success. Lecture on Armenian Massacre. M. H. Alexander, the native Armenian who is making this city hia home, will deliver a lecture Sunday evening at 7:30 p. m. on “The Causes of the Massacre of Armenian.” This lecture has been carefully prepared by Mr. Alexander and a large audience should greet him. The crimes perpetrated upon the Chris tian Armenians by the Turka are more brutal than any Indian massacre that ever occurred on American soil and as Mr. Alexander was an eye witness his portrayal will be realistic. The public is cordially invited to the Presbyterian church on the above evening to hear this entirely Dew lecture on a sabject which has shocked the civilized world. Enjoyable Session. The Women of Woodcraft mat in reg ular session last night at ths Odd Fel lows hall. After the routine of business was concluded, the ladies were given no tice that they were all expected to par ticipate in the entertainment which had been provided by the committee. One half dosen hard boiled eggs were then placed in a row on the floor and as many ladies were given table spoons and instructed that they were all to start at a signal and run across the hall, dipping the egg up in the spoon, using only one baud, and returning to their starting place, deposit their egg on a table, the one making the best time being entitled to the prize. About 50 ladies participated in the fun, Mrs. Lillie Poage winning the favor by about ten seconds over Mrs. Bonnell. During the evening the ladies were treated to a five-pound box of delicious bonbons, which was sent to the lodge by F. F. Liddell of the Red Cross pharma cy, and for which the circle extended him a unanimous vote of thanks. Refreshments were served by the com mittee in charge of the entertainment, and a splendid time is reported by all who attended. Celebrates Eighteenth Birthday. Toere are events in the lives of all women, which are of more or less conse quence and which have an influence upon their future for good or evil. Oi e of the most important of these even'p, is the celebration of the eighteenth bir b day. Upon that date she becomes hi r own mistress, and is not a child any longer. It is so dear to the girl just budding into youDg womanhood, to know that she is eighteen at last. Eighteen! Oh how bright the future looks through the veil of eighteen years' experience; how happy the heart which throbs with only the hope of a long, prosperous life; everything pleasant, nothing sad, is tbe vision which the girl of eighteen sees spread before her. It was in honor of this important event in the life of Miss Pearl Shores that her sister, Mrs. F. I. Lee, invited about 25 young people to the Lee home on Ouray to celebrate with the family last night. The guests assembled at the residence of Mr. and Mrs. Lee and then the mes sage was sent to Miss Shores requesting her presence. That young lady’s sur prise was complete, as she was totally ignorant of the planning for the party. There was a delightful musical pro gram, followed by progressive crokonole. lhe prizes were captured by Misses Pearl Smith Ist, Florence Mayo 2d, of the ladies and John McGuire Ist and Geo. Hampton 2d of the gentlemen. Refieshmsnts were served and the numerous guests enjoyed the evening almost as much as Miss Shores herself. It was certainly an impreseive birthday SDd was a start on the bright road which girls have before them at that age, which will be a pleasant recollection for her when she has reached ths sge where life is not all dreaming, but where stern reality confronts the woman, with oor row and care strewn along the path which she has trodden. Miaa Shores received many handsome and useful presents, and the bearty wishes of all that her life might be tbe realization of her brightest hopes, and that naught of care or trouble should dim the recollec tion of her eighteenth birthday. The in vited guests were: Misses Bessie Magner, Pearl Smith, Florence Mayo, Alice Chester, Lulu San derson, Ada Gourley, May Gourley, Pearl Roth, Pearl Osborn, Ruth Byers, Ethel Perce, Mary Millar, Josephine Shields and Messrs. John McGuire, Wilbur Hulette, Ralph Rice, Lee and Geo. HamptoD, Frank Moore, Rodney Jay, Willis Smith, Walter Jones and Ellsworth Beatty. Perfume atomizers at Smith's. jj THE MESA DRY GOODS CO. j BIG SALE j IS STILL ON AT j OUR STORE I j CROWDS ARE ATTRACTED BY THE BIG BARGAINS. J j THE MESA DRY GOODS CO. 1 OHAS. A. SMITH, Manager. 9 Get Our Prices on FURNITURE & CARPETS Before buying. Celebrated Charter Oak I And all kinds of House Furnishings Ranges. Highest grade goods for price. | See our Comforts and Blankets Shades, Pictures and Picture Frames. A. L. GOURLEY, Funeral Director and Embalmer. License No. 56. ’PHONICS 35-2 and 35-1. | Wattsworlti & Sod] (FRESH GROCERIES, <1 FRESH MEATS. ;! FRESH VEGETABLES and FRESH FRUITS <; ALWAYS IN STOCK.> Goods Delivered Free. < , DOWREY’S RAILROAD STORE .GROCERIES FRUITS AND MEATS M. J. WALSH, Proprietor. OUR 'PHONE IS RED 145. PW-SEASONSP^IAII| ? h We have just received a line of the latest novelties in Z m W 7 the market direct from one of the largest importers in 7 L h the country. Give us a call and we will show you Uy J? Goods and Prices That Will Interest You. 5a K 407 Main Street IVT. H. LOEFFLER ll 50c. Per Month.