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UNCLE SAM'S FELONS BUILD MOST
MAGNIFICENT PRISON IN THE WORLD
ALREADY OCCUFT THE PALA
TIAL STRUCTURE TTFOX WHICH
TKET HAVE TOILED SETEH
TEARS.
Special Correspondence of The
Press.
- I.EAVF.NWOHTH, Kan., Jrm. I.—
Eight hundred men whose names
have chanced to numbers, tolling In
silence, building walls behind which
to expatiate their crimes against so
ciety—sullen Boldlera of il fortune
whom the world has cast from Its
heart.
Such Is the great army that moves
each morning in double file from the
strong white cells of the federal pri
son to tabor without compensation
that Uncle Sam may have the finest
prison house In nl the world—a pri
son house of such magnificent ap
pointments that the blinding shame
of its helpless inmates turns to dull
amaze in contemplation of its archi
tectural beauty.
For seven years this ri fuge for the
nation's unruly has been building,
and for seven more years convicts
will toil 10 hours a day. six days a
week, before it is finished. If the
prison were budded by free labor
Its cost would aggregate $6,(00,000.
The walls are 800 feet long on the
north and south and 800 feet long
On the east and west, and rest on
solid bed rock 12 to 15 feet below
the surface of the earth. The walls
are 35 feet high. 5 feet wide at the
base, 2 feet wide at the top, nnd
built of vitrified brick so smooth that
nothing human or animal can gain
S foothold on it.
Sixty armed guards superintend
the work of the convicts. The brick
was all made hy the convicts. A
I Steam railroal connects the prison
|'ard with a government stone quarry
pne-half mile away, and convicts
rjuarried the stone, hewed it. and put
It in place. The electric wiring, the
plasteiing, the placing of the cells
were all done by the prisoners,
With the exception of the hospi
tal and administration building and
two great cell houses, all of the
buildings inside the enclosure are fin
ished.
Probably a cleaner, more sanitary,
finer appointed prison house exists
nowhere in the world than this one.
The interiors of all the buildings are
as white as paint can make them.
The massive tiers of cells have
white coated Iron steps, surmounted
by highly polished rails.
Strictly Up to Date.
In the four cell houses windows
FINDS ELECTRIC CURRENT
IN THE BRAIN OF A STEER
PHYSICIANS MARVELOUS DISCOVERY
DB. A. J. ATKINS' PHILOSOPHY
GOES FAB TOWARD EXPLAIN
ING PSYCHOLOGICAL MYSTER
IES AND MAY SENDEE TELE
PATHY PRACTICAL.
By Louis J. Btellmann.
SAN FRANCISCO, Jan. 1 — A
local scientist, likely to come Into
the world's limelight of achievement
»t very short notice, is Dr. Albert J.
Atkins, who, by reason of a recent
experiment has proven deductions
which may revolutionize all precon
ceived biological and psychological
theories.
Dr. Atkins has long believed that
all functions and processes of life
anion are electro-chemical and that
the body is one vast system of elec
trical currents and counter currents
with the bruin as a directing cen
ter. He has discovered that the
processes of hearing, sight, touch,
taste and smell are produced, direct
ly, by a diffusion of electrical energy
through the sensory nerves, which
are the wires or conductors of elec
tricity, generated for the most part
by the lungs and transformed and
directed by the convolutions of the
brain.
When Dr. Atkins firßt advanced
this theory, several years ago, he
was hooted at, condemned and even
prosecuted by medical scientists at
large. Now he is being recognized
aa one of the most remarkable men
of his time not only by scientific con
temporaries of standing but by the
V. S. government which assisted him
In his last experiment.
This was performed at a slaughter
house near Sun Kranclsco Dec. 13,
stui consisted, of several tests of the
cli tileal action In the brain of a mull
About to be killed, befor- and after
20 feet from the floor admit n flood
of light from three sides. There are
42 cells on a gallery, 84 on a tier
and 420 in the room. BACH CELL
IS ELECTRIC LIGHTED ANT) HAS
RUNNING WATER IN IT. Im
A VIEW OF THE HTTE RIOR OF THE PHISOH.
Camau xetuxmm to mm ceuj
JT7ZR A JUXf wm
mense fans automatically supply the
cells witli fresh air every seven min
utes. Twenty-five feet above the
floor are isolated gaieties from which
in case of mutiny, armed guards can
command every inch of the cell
house. These gaieties can be reach
ed only from the outside.
| The buildings are or iron, steel,
concrete, stone and brick. No wood
is used In the construction. There
are losl prisoners under MaJ. It. W.
MeClaughry's care; 65ft are white,
2ft4 are colored, lUX are Indians and
seven are Mexicans. There are 51
military prisoners.
Feast Under a Dome.
The prisoners eat in a dining room
finer than those boasted by a major
ity of tin- first class hotels of the
country. Two thousand prisoners,
six at a table, can sit down at once
in ttie immense room. The walls
are of White enamel brick, wainscot
ed with white marble six feet high.
Windows on throe sides make the
room as light as day. Hundreds of
electric light! stud the walls and
ceiling. The ceiling is 50 feet high
at the center and spreads over the
the animal's death. He was assisted
by Dr. Kmma A. Lewis, his co-work
er during the past five years, and
Capt. L. D. Wildman of the U. S.
signal service, a noted electrical ex
pert.
Two platinum electrodes were in
serted in the upper regions of the
bull's brain and a distinct current
recorded on a tangent galvanometer,
over 100 feet from the animal. Not
only was this test successfully made
but it was shown that intense emo
tion raised the current very mater
ially, deflecting the galvanic needle
19 points from the zero mark, when
the animal was killed. All other
sources of electrical generation hav
ing been removed, it was demonstrat
ed beyond a doubt that the brain of
an animal is an electrical battery
and that the strength of the current
varies according to the degree of
emotional or other excitement. -
Dr. Atkins states that he has found
similar currents to exist In every
portion of the human body by actual
experiment but never before made
so complete or satisfactory a test
as that recorded. He states that
this is only the first step toward a
complete explanation of the electrical
life principle and its action on the
human body and that it opens to
practical possibility an understand
ing of mental telepathy which will
soon render what men now call rnlr
bowl.
room like a gTeat white Inverted
The kitchen la imac ulately clean.
It has a range large enough to cook
i for 2000 convicts. Two Immense ov
j ens, revolved by eleetriciyt, are used
in the bakery, Aluminum dishes are i
used in the kitchen and dining room.
The chapel will seat 2000. One-half
of it la given to the Protestants and
one-half to Roman Catholics. There
is a large stage at the end for eon- •
( certs to be given by convicts. An
ice plant of two tons a day capacity
is now building. |
Easy Walking.
S All of tlie main buildings are so
collected that each may be reached
by corridors 20 feet wide. These are
paved witli a composition called lith
osite —rubber and wood fiber woven
; into the cement—which gives the ef
fect of walking on rubber matting
and deadens the footfall.
The boiler plant and electrical |
plant are separate from the other
buildings, A tunnel several feet un
aclos, in the way of thought trans
mission, as simple and easy as tele
phonic or othei modes of communi
cation He states, also, that his
philosophy will result in a perfect
and accurate system for the anal
ysis of mental processes and the
elimination of mental disturbances,
"In f-BCt," says Dr. Atkins, "it.
means a Held of wondrous possibili
ties, practically without limitation
In psychological and biological de
velopment and the overthrow of doc
trines that have stood the test of
ages In the World f science."
A report of Dr. Atkins' experi
ments will be forwarded to the
Smithsonian Institute at Washington
and will also be published for' the
benefit of scientists all over tho
world.
TIRED BRAIN
means that you are losing control of
your will power; It is difficult to con
centrate your thoughts; you are for
getful, languid, nervous, irritable. Re
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strengthen the exhausted nerves, and
renew your brain power. The lirst
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WANTED — Organizers for Mod
ern Woodmen of America at once,
don't lose any time. S. Wolff, dis
trict deputy, S9 Howard street.
I —
der ground conveys the pipes and
wires to the main buildings. Shower
bahs in the laundry enable all of
the 1000 or more convicts to bathe
within one hour's time. Right acres
In the grounds are set aside for nth
letlc games. "Good" convicts may
play baseball and other gitmes on
Saturdays.
The old prison Is sill used for the
records and a few convicts, but
eventually wil be turned into a mil
itary prison. Major McClaugry, the
warden, is one of the noted crimin
ologists of tiie country. Prison ex
perts from all over the world have
visited the new prison here, as It is
regarded as a model. A German ex
|pert said he would recommend to
his government the construction of
prisons along the lines of this one.
m or in ire
Mike Berger, a trackwalker on
the Great Northern has been ar
rested at Roy, Wash., and taken
to Everett, charged with shooting
and killing Edward Burns, another
trackwalker.
Lewiston business men want the
Clearwater river daniod and lum
ber industry developed while Oro
fino people wish navagation on the
river to be unobstructed as a pro
tection against unjust railroad
MARRIED PASTOR'S SIDE LOVE
CALLED A DEVINE "CONSOLATION"
REV. WANNAMAKER'S NEW
YEAR'S GREETING TO HIS
WIFE EACH YEAR WAS THE
PREDICTION THAT ONE OF
THE TW OWOULD DIE, AND,
OF COURSE, IT WOULD BE
HIS WIFE — THE CHURCH
WIDOW.
After her grievances against
Rev. Wannamaker had. been aired
in court at Elyria, 0.. the minis
ter's wife secured a divorce and
Custody of their seven children.
Their troubles first began about
a dozen years ago. He frequently
declared she was a "millstone about
his neck," she says, and would in
variably say at New Year: "The
Lord will surely end one of our
lives this year, and it will be yours,
because I am of more use in the
world."
He made an alleged confession,
the wife says, of love for Mrs.
Mary Fulton, saying that he and
Mrs. Fulton had confessed it to the
latter's mother, ana that all three
had agreed that the attachment
was a gift and a consolation from
God.
Mrs. Fulton is a member of tho
Congregational chr.rch, of which
Rev. Wannamaker was pastor un
tiy a few weeks ago. She la a
dashing, fine looking woman.
THE BPOHANE PRESS.
HAVE THE
REPORT READY
H (Scrlpps New« Association.)
NEW YORK, Jan. I.—ln accord
ance with the promise made by
Senator Armstrong, chairman of
the insurance investigation com
mittee, a report has been prepared,
including all the material so far
gathered by tne committee in re
gard to the subject under investi
gation. The report, it is stated, al
though not fully completed, will be
finished in a few days and will ho
read* to be submitted to the legis
lature at the earliest opportunity.
The question, whether the commit
tee will continue the investigation
or not. will be lett to the legisla
ture and the opinions regarding the
probable course of that body differ
materially.
In regard to the fact that neither
Postmaster General Cortelyou nor
Cornelius N. Bliss have been exam
ined, Senator Armstrong has said,
that it would be useless to waste
any time with such an examination,
as these two gentlemen could not
contribute any information concern
ing the campaign contributions by
the insurance companies, which
had not been brought already in,
the investigation. In some quarters
it is believed that the democratic
members of the legislature will not
be satisfied with the result of the
investigation and will demand a
continuance of the hearing, in the
hope that some additional facts,
damaging to the republican party,
may be brought out.
LOCAL BREVITIES
Worley's signs boost Spokane. **
Ladles play billiards and pool
every day and evening at Pflster
billiard parlor. ***
A record of expenditures and re
ceipts can be easily kept, and all
checks issued, when returned with
pass book balanced, will serve a3
receipts.
Deposits made prior to Jan. 10
draw interest from Jan. 1.
Open Saturday evening from fi toS
*** Spokane & Eastern Trust Co.
rates.
Jessie Waunch, 14 years old, and
Curtis Howell, both of Centralia,
Wash., eloped last Saturday.
The Northern Pacific is purchas
ing considerable land at Lewiston
for yards. W. A. Smith deeded 7
lots for $250 i) anu Lewis De3ol
deeded five acres for $5000.
"Black Mustaches," the Yakima
. REV. H. S. WANNA MAKER AND WW E>
MACAULEY, THE MAN
WHO HANGED A WOMAtt
THE DEPUTY SHERIFF WHO
PUT MARY ROGERS OUT OF
THE WORLD SAYS HE DID HIS
DUTY, BUT THE PEOPLE
POINT HIM OUT AND THE
CHILDREN YELL "HANGMAN"
AFTER HIS LITTLE GOLDEN
HAIRED GIRL.
WILDER, Vty Dec. 30.—"There
goes the man who hanged Mary
Rogers."
That is the way the people of
this town now designate Angus
MacAuley, the deputy sheriff who
sprung the gallows trap that
brought death to Vermont's most
notable criminal.
"Hangman! Hangman!" shout
the children of the town at pretty
little Mary McAuley, the golden
haired daughter of the deputy.
And little Mary, with tears
streaming from her eyes, seeks the
comforting arms of her sweet
faced mother to sob out her trou
bles and heartaches caused by
thoughtless playfellows.
But with the father it is a differ
ent story. Many years of his life
have been passed in this quiet vil
lage. He knows every man, wo
man and child in It. When it was
known that he was to spring the
trap that would send a woman
plunging to (t'sgraceful death,
many of his neighbors and friends
thought he ought to resign.
"It "isn't man's work," the told
MacAuley.
"But it's my duty," he answered.
"It is a distasteful task, but no man
should play the oward by trying
to evade his sworn duty."
MacAuley Is o Scotch parentage.
He knows not the meaning of fear.
As a soldier he would march to
the cannon's mouth if his superior
Indian who was struck by a North
ern Pacific train near Toppenish
and suffered tfye amputation of
both arms, is dead.
The heavy fall of snow in the
Coeur d'Alenes will he of great
benefit to mining men of that dis
trict. The snow is said to be four
feet deep on the level.
Mayor Littlcfleld of Wenatchee,
has notified the owners of the Cali
fornia Wine rooms of that place
to conduct their house in an order
ly manner or forfeit their license.
The Rev. W. R. King, pastor of
the First Baptist hurch of Palouse
will be married to Miss Alice Cory,
of Portland, January 17.
Mrs. Bradley, wife of Rev. J. E.
Bradley, of Colville, Wash., died
yesterday morning after a brief
illness.
NUTRITO, tho 20th Century cer
eal coffee, is made by union men.
Ask your grocer for it. 16 and 25
cents per package. ***
commanded him to do so. As an
officer of the law he would admin
ister the law as it is written be
cause his superior, Duty, com
mands him to do so.
When the children of his neigh
bors taunt his little daughter with
cries of derision MacAuley grinds
his teeth in rage. He does not like
being pointed out to strangers as
the man who hanged Mary Rogers,
either.
"For God's sake, man, change
the subject," he said when ap
proached for an opinion concerning
the attitude of his neighbors since
the execution of the Rogers wo
man. "I want to think of some-
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MONDAY, JANUARY |, 1909.
DEPUTY SHERIFF MACAULEY. <
thing else. I did my duty and I
did It without flinching. I did not
hang Mary Rogers. The law did
that. I was merely an Instrument
of the law. The law Is above us all
and unless It Is enforced the whole
fabric of government is rent asun
der."
Already the neighbors of Mac-
Auley are saying in whispers that
he is going to move away—that he
is going some place where the
children will not cry "hangman" at
his little daughter and where fin
gers will not be pointed at him and.
voices will not whisper: "There
goes the man who hanged Mary,
Rogers."
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