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©he |jtltrx*ca\ THURSDAY, September 0, 1594. PRISON OFFICIALS. MANAGERS. EDWIN DUNN, President. - - - - Eyota. John F. nourish ------ Hastings. JAS. S. O’BRIEN. ------ Stillwater. F W. TEMPLE. ----- Blue E&rtn City. M. O. HALL. - -- -- -- -- Duluth. RESIDENT OFFICIALS. HENRY WORKER, - - - - - - Warden. F. H. LEMON. ----- Deputy Warden. E. A. OBRIEN, - - -- -- - - Clerk. B. J. MERRILL. ------- Physician, MISS MARY MCKINNEY. - - - - Matron, j. H. albert. - - - Protestant Chaplain, CHARLES CORCORAN. - - Catholic Chaplain PRISON AGENT. CLARK CHAMBERS ----- Owatonna. CHURCH NOTICES. Prison Chapel. Services in the Prison Chapel at 9:00 o clock every Sunday morning. Protestant and Catholic services every alternate Sunday. Rev. J. H. Albert and liev. Fr. Corcoran chaplains. Methodist Episcopal. Third street, opposite Pittman House. Rev.C. A. Crkssy, pastor. Services at 10 :30a. in.and 7-3 o p. in. Sunday School at 12 in. Junior League at 4:00 p. m. Epwortli League at 0:30 i). ni. Prayer meeting. Wednesday evening at 7:30. Pastor’s class in Bible Study, t riday evening at 7:30. Ladies' Bible Circle, 1 riday at 3:00 p. ni. Mrs. S. B. Slocumb, teacher. Pastor’s residence. 523 N. Second street. Grace Congregational, Corner sth and Laurel streets, ltev. .T. H. \i rert, pastor. Sunday services, preacli iag 10:30 a. m. and 7:45 p. m. Sunday School 11-45 a. in. Junior Endeavor 3:<io p. in. Christian Endeavor 0:30 p. in. Children s Mission Band the second Sunday of each mouth at 3:00p. in. Midweek and Prayer meetings, Wednesdays 7:45 ]). in. Ladies Vid Society, Thursday afternoons. Ladies Missionary Society, tiie last Friday of each mouth. PRISON LOCALS. LABOR DAY How it was Celebrated by the Boys Behind the Bars. Labor Day. September 3,1894, so far as the in mates of this institution was concerned, was a misnomer, as it was not a "labor day” at all, but instead, was a day devoted sole;, to amusement, recreation and rest. At 9:00 o’clock, in accordance with the usual holiday custom we were ushered into the spacious prison chapel where we were enter tained for an hour by the following interesting program, prepared especially for the occasion by Mrs. Clara Gish: PROGRAM Song, "Shine On” Prison Choir. Music by Mrs. Neal Conklin. Prayer Chaplain J. H. Albert. Recitation, "The City Council”.... Lizzie Quincy. Recitation, "George’s Wooing’ Gertie McKusick. Recitation, "Influence of a Song” Song, "Congress Bells” Prison Choir. Music by Mrs. Neal Conklin. The little ladies, members of Mrs. Gish’s class of elocution, who took part in the above pro gram, done exceptionally line and were greeted with much applause, we are ever delighted to see tiiese little folks and for the beautiful enter tainment which they so kindly afforded us, we hereby return them and their kind teacher our deepest heartfelt thanks. After the rendition of the above program, Warden Wolfer arose and in a few well chosen remarks informed us that we would he permitted to enjoy a couple of hours of practical liberty and recreation in the prison yard. This news was greeted with unanimous and loud applause, and Deputy Warden Lemon immediately proceeded to carry this part of the day’s program into effect, and within a few moments the entire pris on population were standing in line in front of the new shoe shops, when once again the voice of Deputy Lemon sounded the welcome command, “break ranks.” As a mark of his appreciation of the good conduct shown on previous similar occasions. Warden Wolfer extended the time thus allotted to us to nearly double its usual length, which kindness, was in return duly ap preciated, and Labor Day was unanimously voted one of the most enjoyable holidays wit nessed within the realms of our prison home for many long months. At noon. Steward Benner added much pleasure to the occasion by serving us with an excellent dinner of mutton pie, light buscuit, cheese, beet pickles, coffee cake, and coffee with milk and sugar, in doing justice to which the “boys,” we observed, exhibited an physical activity, unmistakable of their appreci ation of Labor Day. A REMARKABLE CHANGE. Nature’s Influence as a Reformatory Agent. The visitor at the prison who may have nad occasion to pass through the yard at intervals during the past few years, says the Stillwater Dai ly Gazette, cannot but observe the tendency that has been growing of late to beautify that other wise dreary-looking place. It was not long ago that the eye grew tired of the barren vista of cold gray walls and smoky, dingy, dusty build ings, rendered still more conspicuous in their sombreness by the small—very small—plat of green turf adjoining the walk. It was about as attractive looking a place as the average seaside lintel. But now all has been changed. Little by little the innovation extended until now the interior of the yard is almost—not quite—a bower of beauty. A park has been laid out with green sward intersected by the graveled walks, while a fountain gurgles and tinkles the livelong day. Shade trees and slmbbery have been set out and a cozy looking summer house forms a delightful resting place for the invalid convicts. Along the walks are little beds of flowers and foliage plants, laid out in attractive designs, and even the rugged, gray stone walls themselves are made picturesque by clinging, twining ivy. The officials of the institution are evidently be lievers in the influence of nature’s beauties as a reformatory agent, and rightly so, too. Just now a crew of convicts is at work building a small greenhouse at the western end of the yard, in which the plants can be cared for dur ing the winter. It will be a small structure, heated by steam and will doubtless be under the care of that veteran gardener, H. E. Benner. Population, 493. Discharged: two, paroled one. Keeper Austin spent Monday afternoon at his home in St. Paul. Miss Grace Johnson, of St. Paul was a visitor at the prison Saturday. Attorney S. B. Hall, of Cedar Rapids, lowa, was a caller at the prison Monday. Telephone wires to connect with the offices of the new shoe shops, were strung Friday. Received: September 3rd one from Ft. Meade, S. D., U. S. A., desertion and theft, four years. The State Board of Prison Managers met in regular monthly session at the Warden’s office tliis morning. Foreman J. B. Sutton lost his clerk Saturday, the latter having taken his departure for a more congenial clime. "Union Shoe and Leather Company,” is the neat and artistic sign which decorates each end of the new shoe shops. "L’ncle John” Degau was on duty in the cell house Monday night, during the absence of Night Guard Anderson. Deputy Warden and Mrs. F. H. Lemon and Clerk Ed. O’Brien attended the Elks picnic at White Bear Lake Saturday. Keeper Barrett of machine shop No. 1, again took charge of that department Thursday, after an absence of ten days on a vacation. The prison hospital and solitarie received a fresh coat of whitewash during the past week, which greatly improves their appearance. keeper Orff is holding down the northwest corner of the wall in the place of W all Guard Keyes who is absent enjoying a ten day’s vaca tion. Ass’t. Deputy Warden Gleunon occupied the bench in the "Court of General Appeals” Satur day evening in the absence of Deputy Warden Lemon. Mr. Geo. R. Stevens, Dis’t. Manager of the Michigan Mutual Lite Insurance Co., and Mr. H. B. Capron, of this city were callers at the prison Thursday afternoon. A boiled cabbage dinner greeted the First and Second grades Friday noon. If Steward Benner should repeat the dose often, we’ed take our medicine without a murmur. Capt. W.H.11. Taylor lias taken temporary charge of the soft wood shops, giving Keeper Orif a chance to enjoy the exhilerating breezes of out-door work for a few days. Foreman Joe Connolly and brother \ inenet, of the shoe shops, were among the visitors who witnessed the "monkey-shines” in the prison yard Monday, during our Labor Day celebration. Mr. J. A. Detzer and wife, Mr. C. Titcomb and wife and Mr. Frank Krieger, of St. Raul, viewed tne several departments of this institu tion, Tuesday, in company with Deputy Warden and Mrs. F. H. Lemon. Sergeant Culbertson and a private of tiie sth U. S. Calvary brougnt down an U. S. prisoner from Ft. Meade, S. D. Monday. The Seigeaut and his assistant spent several hours in our midst viewing tiie festivities of Labor Day. Mrs. J. M. Schaffer, Mrs. J.A. Blackmore, Mrs. Johanna Westing and Miss Jennie Siebold, of this city, in company with Capt. T. W. Alex ander, viewed tiie sights of our prison home, Friday, making The Mirror office a pleasant call. Deputy Warden anil Mrs F. H. Lemon gave a inusicale at tiieir residence on North Main street Tuesday evening, in which Rev. J. A. Deitzer and wife, Prof C. G. Titcomb and wife and Mr. Frank Krieger, of St. Paul took a prom inent part. Chaplain J. 11. Albert after a month’s absence, enjoying the recreations and pleasures of camp life for a month past, occupied his accustomed position at the pulpit in our prison chapel last Sunday morning, preaching a very able and in structive sermon. The prison binding twine factory is running a little light these days to enable the crew to repair machinery and prepare for the coming season’s work. The farmers of Minnesota took very kindly to the prison product the past sea son, and as much twine as possible will be manu factured for the next year.—St. Paul Globe. Mrs. Charles S. Goodhart, Mrs. Ida Goodhart, Mr. and Mrs. S. \V. Goodhart, Mrs. Horace Voligney, J. J. Ichton, wife and sister and Mr. J. B. Sutton of this city, in company with Asst. Deputy Warden Glennon, visited the several departments of this institution Thursday after noon last, making The Mirror office a pleas ant call. If little Helen Goldsmith, Lizzie Quincy and Gertie McKusick were to hear the many pretty compliments and kindly words of praise which has been heaped upon them because of the beautiful entertainment which they so kindly tendered us Labor Day, we fear our little friends would think that us bad boys were trying to flatter them. Following are the grade changes for the week ending Wednesday September sth, 1594. First. Second Third Thursday 31S 157 18 Friday 318 157 18 Saturday 317 157 IS Sunday .. 317 157 18 Monday 317 158 ..18 Tuesday 320 156 17 Wednesday 321 155 17 Keeper Ben Cayou with a crew of a dozen men last week put up three heavy stone-buttment piers in the basement of the shoe shops as a sup port to the floor and heavy machinery above. He also laid an open tile ditch the full length of the basement to carry off the surplus water of the springs beneath, thus leaving the floor of the basement practically dry for the storage of sole leather. Mr. P. McAbe. of St. Paul has taken charge of the Lasting Department of the prison shoe shops. Mr. Louis Markeat will act in the capac ity of foreman and instructor in the stitching room and Mr. John Madden will have charge of the sole leather department. The new shops opened out in dead earnest Tuesday morning with a force of about sixty men. New men will be taken on daily until the full quota is reached. Six hundred pairs of shoes daily will be the desired output. Night Guard A. W. Anderson received word Monday evening that his brother-in-law, Mr. Chas. A. Mernest, was numbered among the unfortunates who met their death in the forest fires at Sand Creek, in the Hinckly district Saturday night. Mr. Anderson departed for the scene of desolation and death Monday evening where he hopes to recover the body of his de ceased relative. Mr. Mernest was a resident of this city where his mother and two sisters reside. The afflicted family has our sincere sympathy in their sad berevement. Should Mr. Anderson be able to recover Mr. Mernest’s body, the same will be brought to this city for interment. Fred Scott lias a quantity of those jumping beans on exhibition in tiie window of his drug store and they attract a large crowd of spectators. —Friday Gazette. A similar attraction on a much larger scale may be witnessed every Friday noon in the pris oners dining rooms at this institution. At the ringing of the dinner Dell the beans begin to jump, ami we venture to say they attract a much larger crowd than those in Mr. Scott’s window. Paul Murphy, an inmate working at one of the machines in Twine Shop No. l, got his clothing caught in some of the cog wheels yesterday and narrowly escaped severe injuries. He fortu nately escaped witli a bruised arm and the loss of a shirt sleeve. Paul was pretty badly fright ened and manifested an extraordinary amount of lung power in call ug tiie keepers attention to his unpleasant position. To the inmates sending The Mirror to friends or relatives on the outside, we would request that when a change of address is neces sary or desired, you would notify us as early as possible, giving new address in full also your own name and register number. The latter is desired simply that we may the more easily change the address of your paper when such change becomes necessary. Capt. Hall of tiie night guards espied a strange and rather unusual visitor in the cell house, a few nights ago. At first, it is said the captain thought lie "had ’em,” but upon further investi gation lie discovered tiiat his strange caller was in reality a living, crawling snake. His snake ship was of the variety commonly known as “garter” snakes. After a brief struggle the cap tain done the varmint up, and peace once more reigned supreme. Measure for Measure Woman is a lump of sweetness; And, man a vild hulk of a boy! In trov. sin- sw.v) s iu completeness— He sweighs iii avoirdupois! She is a gem of rare splendor. lie. a raw mineral who weights. To scale her own magnet, to bend her— To conquor while she hesitates. She crowns God’s work, (bus divinely, To humanize man. as hi> wife. Transfusing her virtues oeniguly— Thus balanced they weighed on through hie! S. P. CITY ITEMS. A little daughter was horn Friday to Senator and Mrs. J. S. O’Brien. Teachers examinations were held in the high school building Thursday and Friday of last week. .Miss Kittie Keyes returned home Saturday from a several days visit with friends in Minne apolis. Miss Kittie Grathwol. of St. Paul spent Sun day in the city, the guest of Mr. and Mrs, Thomas Rush. The residence of John Mackey on South Lo cust street was lood for the lire liieud Sunday Loss about SSOO. Miss Minnie Dixon departed for Winona Fri day morning, where she will attend the state Normal School. Tiie cerebrated Corse-Payton Company closed a weeks engagement at the Grand Opera House, Saturday evening. Mrs. A. Anderson and family, of West Su perior, Wis., is spending a few weeks in tills city visiting at the home of tier sister Mrs. C. J. Lin blad and family. The Ladies of the German Lutueran church gave a most enjoyable lawn social last Friday evening at the residence of Mrs. N. Hefty on South Fourth street. Mrs. Burt Whitmore, of St. Paul, and two children of F. H. Ewing, of the same city ate \is iting Capt. and Mrs. W. H. 11. Taylor at their residence on the South hill. One of the drive belts at the street car Power House broke Friday but was immediately re paired by Mr. C. J. Linblad of the Thresher Co., causing but a brief delay in street car travel. Johnny Foleen, a ten year old boy at Oak Park, while playing with a dynamite cap Tuesday had several fingers blown off his right hand. The dangerous explosive was undoubtedly taken from some of the quarries near by. A merchant’s carnival is to be given at the Grand Opera House in this city Sept. 10 and 12 under the auspices and for the benelit of the City Hospital association. The leading mer chants of the city will be represented. The Oak Park school began Tuesday, with Mr. August Vaux, Principal and Miss Mary Grady, Miss Maggie Elliott, Miss Mary Goodrich and Miss Carrie Cover as teachers. The attendance for the ensuing year promises to be unusally large, laasc Staples was among the first to. respond to the cries of the suffering victims of the awful Hinckley fire. Early Monday morning he quietly loaded a car with flour and shipped the same without delay to the homeless ones in the fire stricken district. The Knights of Labor of this city observed Labor Day by giving a grand picnic in Bean's grove. There was an enormous attendance making the celebration a grand succes. Hon. S. M.Oweu Populist nominee for Governor was the speaker of the day. Mr. George W. Wilcox, of South Stillwater is a candidate for the appointment of local in spector of Steam Vessels in the Dubuque district, of which Stillwater forms a part. Interested friends of Mr. Wilcox’ believe that he will have but little trouble in obtaining the desired ap pointment. At a public meeting held in the city hall Mon day for the purpose of contributing assistance to the sufferers of the terrible fire at Hinckley and along the line of the St. Paul and Duluth rail way. the citizens of Stillwater subscribed over a thousand dollars within a few hours. A car load of edibles, clothing and other necessities were also contributed. Properly Answered. Just as the door of the city clerk’s office was due to be closed the other night two young ladies called and stated that they were looking for a marriage license. “This is not the place,” explained the sober faced clerk. “The clerk of the court issues them at the court house, but you are too late to get down there before he goes home.” “Isn’t that provoking?” remarked one of the maidens, with a pout equally provoking. “They told us that this was the place to get licenses.” “It is. Dog licenses,” replied the facetious clerk. “The license is for me, not you, sir,” answered the girl, and a deep hush fell over the city seal. —Minneapolis Journal. if CHABTAUIiW.|t A DANGER TO THE BODY POLITIC 15v MK.ur.KK of Class a. What a ghastly thought it is to have before you the certainty of a long life of suffering and misery. To think, for instance, that you must be forever blind; that the light of day will never more be yours; that if you live the age of a patri arch of old. you must do so in absolute darkness. The very idea is sickening, and yet how few of us really appreciate the use of our eyes. Ex posed to every variation of heat and cold; in winter looking out on the frosty world with the thermometer at twenty degrees below zero—in summer with the same mercury almost bubbling in a heat of one hundred and fifty degrees in the sun. they look just as keenly and just as freely. Naked as when we were born, and yet how seasoned and inured to every vicissitude; in fly ing dust and whirling snow equally the same. Kind nature has undoubtedly provided for all this, and to the physician it is no riddle, but to the layman what - a marvel! The same may be said of our other senses, in a greater or lesser de gree. Each of us, who is in the possession of every sense, lias the capacity to see, hear, feel, enjoy and suffer, according to his different tastes and environment, all that is good and bad in na ture and in life. All this unconsciously and without effort, and yet deprive any one of these senses, and what a disaster comes upon the one so afflicted. It was a thought similar to this that inspired that great man who, in the early days of our Republic declared for either “liberty or death,” and it is along such lines of thought that the present ten dency of the times are diverted. When an archy and blood march abroad through the land and when men are killed and bombs are thrown, just to vent an insane idea based on a wrong line of reasoning, then it is surely time to call a halt. Under cover iff the recent great strike, how this monster, of such recent and terrible growth, did show his head; battered and disfigured, to be sure, but still in the ring. The clubs ol the Hay market were not forgotten, and the vigilance of the law-abiding strikers was sufficient to cow this monster temporarily; but what guarantee have we in these troubled times that he will not soon break ail bonds and deluge the land witli a sea of blood? The terrible and destructive force of high ex plosives is well known to this vicious cla>s and all over the world we have evidence that they are not lacking in brute courage to use other deadly weapons. The president of France, and a week later an editor in Italy, both met their death at the point of the assassin's knife. How long will Cleveland live? Who can say? Will George M. Pullman survive the year? And after them, who? When will it end? What good will it accomplish? The governments of Europe without exception have passed, and are engaged in enforcing, the most stringent laws to destroy this demon. It has even been held a crime in France to write a private letter on this subject; and public trials are no longer allowed anarchists. We all thought the drastic measures of Russia were but the relics of Tartar barbar ism, but perhaps the Czar and his advisers were in a better position to judge of the measures to suppress this element; for let it but once start in this land and a reign of terror will be inevit able. High and low, rich and poor—all will be included. The only safe place will be the ceutie of a ten-acre lot, and a Winchester with a full magazine. I do not attempt to discuss this from amoral standpoint, nor will I look wise and attempt to argue a remedy. The fact is, it is in our midst, dormant as yet. but the seed well sown and sprouted, and another strike or two and the grain will be full grown and ready for the reaper. “There is nothing new under the sun,” and “History repeats itself”; these are two trite and time-honored saws, but how true. In the olden days when Koine was a republic, and long before a Christ was dreamed of by the masses, we see the senators and aristocrats ruling with an iron hand, and we see the plebeians and slaves and lower classes writhing and chafing under their galling bonds, until, as our classmate has so tlirillingly and ably described it, we see the gal lant Spartans breaking away and fleeing to the mountain wilds to wage a guerilla warfare for years. We see anarchy, crime and sin unutter able stalking abroad through marble hall and peasant’s hut; ve see the Republic fall, a Caesar arise, and free Rome die. There were strikers then as now, there were trusts and labor unions and there were anarchists also, just as now, and they were as bloody-minded and shallow-pated as are their compatriots today. If they succeed, what? If they kill and slay and linally over throw and terrorize the government, what then? Are the horrors of the French Revolution to come again? Will a Danton and a Robespierre send forth their edicts of death from the Capitol at Washington? Let us hope that our good sense and good men will triumph, and that all those who wave the red flag will meet the fate adequate to the enormity of their crimes. Courtroom Wit. Frank Lockwood, an English counsel of whom many stories are told, was once defending a man at York who was accused of stealing cat tle— “Beasts,” thev call them there. “Now, my man,” said Lockwood, “you say that you saw thus and so. How far can you see a beast to know it?” "Just off as I am from you,” promptly returned the witness. In another case a thief showed both wit and some logic. He had been convicted of stealing a horse. “Yours is a very serious offense,” said the judge sternly. Fifty years ago it was a hang ing matter.” “Well,” replied the prisoner, -and fifty years hence it mayn’t be a crime at all.”—San Francisco Argonaut. What he Knew About the Case. “The most intelligent witness in a law case 1 ever saw,” said ex-Governor Proctor Knott of Kentucky, “was an old mountaineer down in eastern Kentucky, whom the opposing attorney subpoenaed. He was said to have been an eye wit ness to the murder my client had committed and for which lie was on trial, and I was mortally afraid lie would annihilate my defense of provo cation that I had been trying to establish. So when he took the stand I saw my client blanch, and I got a trifle white myself. “Tell the court what you know of this killing,” said my opponent, witli a triumphant glance at me. “ ‘Well, jedge, I war a-settin on a box in front of Bill Higginses’ store a-whittlin uv a stick, and Si Jones, what were killed, he kem by, a-ridin uv a hoss. An I sez to Si Jones, sez I, “Si, is that there critter a mare er a hoss?” Sez he, “It is.” An then he rid on. Jedge, that’s all I know about it.’ And the old man reached for his hat and got down out of the box.”—Washing ton Post. THE BAZAR: \\[e would respectfully draw the attention of the readers of this paper to the fact that we are in a position to sell all kinds of Merchandise as cheap an any concern in the United States or Canada. 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