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THURSDAY, Eebruary 21, lX»r> PRISON OFFICIALS. MANAGERS. EDWIN DUNN, President. - - - - Eyota. JOHN F. NORKISH ------ Hastings. jiVS. s. o’brien. ------ Stillwater. e. w. temple. ’----- Blue Earth City. M. O. HALL. - -- -- -- -- Dllllltll. RESIDENT OFFICIALS. HENRY WOLFER, - - - - - - Warden, F. H. LEMON. ----- Deputy Warden, « K. A. O'BRIEN, - - -- -- - - Clerk. B. J. MERRILL. ------- Physician MISS MARY MCKINNEY. - - - - Matron j. n. ALBERT. - - Protestant Chaplain CHARLES CORCORAN. - - Catholic Chaplain PRISON AGENT. CLARK CHAMBERS ----- Owatonna CHURCH NOTICES. Prison Chapel. Services in the Prison Chapel at '.loo o clock everv Sunday niorniilg. Protestant and Catholic services every alternate Sunday. Key. J. H. Albert and Kev. Fr. Corcoran chaplains. Methodist Episcopal Third street, opposite Pittman House. Kev.C. A. Chess v. pastor. Services at Kb3oa. m.and 7::->o p. in. Sunday School at 1- m. .lunior League at 4:<>n p. in. Epworth League at <>:3o P.jii. Prayer meeting, Wednesday evening at 7:30. Pastor’s class in Bible Study, Friday evening at 7:30. Ladies’ Bible C ircle, Fiiday at 3:o« p. m. Mrs. S. B. Slocumb. teacher. Pastor's residence. 523 X. Second street. Grace Congregational Corner sth and Laurel streets. Kev. J. H. Albert, pastor. Sunday services, preach ing 10:30 a. in. and 7:45 p. ni. Sunday Scliool ii:4s a. m. .lunior Endeavor 3:00 p. in. Christian Endeavor 0:30 p. m. Children s Mission Baud the second Sunday of each month at 3:00 p. m. Midweek and Prayer meetings. Wednesdays 7:45 p. in. Ladies Aid Society. Thursday afternoons. Ladies Missionary Society, the last Friday of each month. L 0 GALS. Population. 50S. Discharged. 7. Received. none. Scliool attendance during week, iso E. H. Young of the Union Shoe & Leather Co., j has gone East for a few weeks. One car load shoes shipped last Tuesday by] tlie Union Shoe & Leather Company. A car load packing boxes received at the Union Shoe & Leather Co., shops Tuesday. The members of the state legislature will visit the prison in a body Friday afternoon. Kev. Wm. Carson, of St. Paul will deliver the Washington birthday address at the prison Friday. Inmates must not mark The Mirror, they will be addressed in the office. Papers marked will not he mailed. Mrs. Clara Gish the choir instructress was called to Bloomfield. la., last Friday, to attend her mother who is seriously ill. Mr. anil Mrs. Engineer Jones, and Miss l ess Kendrick of Minneapolis, their guest, were tak ing in the sights at the prison last Thursday. ,1. N. Fox. of Cincinnati. Ohio, and W..). Stein of Stillwater accompanied by the Deputy took in the prison sights last Friday, registering with The Mirror. Rev. J. H. Albert began a series of lectures last Sunday evening, the general subject being Political. Social and Religious Progress of the Nineteenth Century. Mr. Louis Albenberg of the Stillwater Em porium accompanying Miss Weiss. and Mrs. E. O. Bonty of Duluth were visitors at the prison Tuesday, registering at The Mirror office. A pair in a hammock Attempted to kiss. And in less than a jiffy •siiu o>m paptnq Xaq.i The Mirror is neither prophet, prestidigi tator. fortune-teller, or more than ordinary liar, therefore, cannot reply through The Mirror's columns as requested to. the many questions asked. Try some one else—or ask us something easier. A. W. Knox. suj*t. circulating department of j the Pioneer Press, of St. Paul, accompaning ! Miss Flanagan of Dubuque la., and Miss Flan- j agau of St. Paul, were visitors at the prison Monday; escorted by the Usher they took in the i prison sights, registering with The Minium. Following are the grade changes for the week ending Wednesday February JO, 1895: First. Second. Third. Thursday 333 165 IT Friday 334 166 15 j Saturday 330 168 13 : Sunday 328 168 13 Monday 330 169 lo Tuesday 330 ...169 10 Wednesday 328 169 11 Mr. X. A. Nelson, of the Washington County Journal, escorted the following gentlemen, members of the New Richmond. Wis.. lodge of the Knights of Pythias who have been in attend ance at the 31 st anniversary of the foundation of ttie Stillwater lodge held at the K. of I*, hall Tuesday evening. A. B. Kent. A. 11. Kent. H. M. shellenbarger. T. P. Martin. 1). P. Culver. Prof. Alyard of the prison night school, in speaking of the rapid advancement some of the pupils are making, contemplates adding, the history and constitution of tiie United States to their studies. We think no better selection could be made, deeming it one of the first essentials of good citizenship, to know your country’s history, its aims and objects, and the requirements to become worthy its benefits. There is no doubt that the boys will take great interest in the new line of study, and will tind it reading of the choicest kind. We have been asked by some of the inmates ••if it would not be a good idea to reserve a little space in The Mirror for the answering of questions which may be of interest to the prisoners.” Let us say, that all columns of The: Mirror devoted to reading matter, belong to the prisoners, and no question that does not conflict with the rules of the prison, and that are respectful and have sense in them will be refused space. We would also state that we do receive many questions to be answered, that are unfit for publication. Nonsensical and childish, we cannot devote time or space to them. Let all legitimate questions, come, boys! answer them who can. (). W. Haynie of Chicago, and W. Mcßride of Kansas City, escorted by-Mr. Bronson former foreman with the Thresher Co., were visitors at the prison last Saturday, paying The Mirror office a pleasant call. Mr. Haynie is the general Deputy for Minnesota. Wisconsin and the Dakotas of The National Union, a fraternal and charitable organization with the following Motto. Distinctively American. Thoroughly Patriotic, hut non-Partisan, teaching love, purity ami truth, it is wholly non-sectarian, broad as the constitution of our country, it knows no race or creed. The organization furnishes the best of insurance at lowest cash, anil Mr. Haynie and Mr. Mcßride, who are representing that branch j of the order have headquarters at the Hotel j Beauford. Minneapolis. While little Lizzie Quincey was telling us at j the entertainment on Lincoln’s birthday about j the way her big sister’s beaux affected her. she kept her little hands busily, yet without apparent consciousness of the fact, at work in her lap.and before many minutes had elapsed, she had man ufactured an almost perfect rag-baby out of her handkerchief. The sudden hurst of applause the creation evoked from a convict near the stage reminded us forcibly of an experience of our salad days. It was in the Howard Atlienaium in Boston, and while Con the Shjiugraun was having a run there that we found ourself seated next to a powerful homespun clad youth who had appar ently never dwelt much in cities. During one of the acts, while the characters kept right on with their parts, a moon made it's appearance and sailed gradually up the sky. Our neighbor had ; become so interested in Con’s performance that | lie was paying no attention whatever to the ac i cessories.until suddenly Luna dawned upon his vision in all her yellow splendor— then it happen ed! Bringing his mighty hand down upon our knee lie fairly yelled: ”<1110(1 God: Jook at that i moon!" The Stillwater Messenger lias the following story: •A fellow named Batten once applied to Warden Wolfer at the prison for something to eat and also asked for a pair of shoes. He said that lie had been an inmate of the institution two dif ferent terms which statement was shown to tie true and. that he bail also served various terms in other prisons: in fact that fully two thirds oi liis fifty years of life had been spent behind stone walls. He was furnished the dinner and the shoes that lie desired and departed quite happy, saying that lie was going over into Winconsin to try another term at the Waupun prison. A let ter was received from him a few days ago in which lie says that lie is now an inmate of the alms-house at Milwaukee, and as lie is comfort ably cared for. lie proposes to remain there the rest of his life.” Now it the above is true it is too bad there is not some law whereby such fellows Could be placed in a trap and drowned, or put on a raft and dropped in mid ocean. They are an ex oresence that are no good to themselves or the world. OUR CHAPEL SERVICE Catholic services were held iu the chapel Sun day morning, liev. Fr. Corcoran chaplain offi ciating. Services began by the choir singing the anthem “Be joyful iu the Lord.’’ The chaplain reading from. Kvidences of Religion, the chapter ••The Divinity of Christ,” and scripture lesson for the day. Septuagesima Sunday, .’nd epistle St. Paul to the Corinthians XI. ib-ff'-i. and Xll-l-u. and the Gospel St. Paul VIII 4-15. The point, the reverend speaker drew from the above was. that man was careless, and unwilling to suffer a little for Christ's sake, who has suffered so much for man. St. Paul tells in the lesson read how he suffered: what he had borne for Christ’s sake and how cheerfully he hail borne it. to spread Christ’s gospel; cheerfully bore his infirmities l relying upon the promise. "My grace is sufficient for thee.” It also points out. what ye sow. that shall ye reap. It is the same today as it was | then. We are sowing the seed by planting God’s word. Some of it falls by the roadside; some has good fruit, but the devil comes in and de ! stroys it. Some also falls upon the rock, but 1 dies for want of moisture. We mean well, but in ! the hour of temptation we fall. Many of you will leave here with good resolutions; you mean to lead honest, upright lives, but you should sec that these resolutions do not fall upon the rock, but strengthen yourselves with God's grace so that when temptations come to you, you will re main steadfast. Rea 4 God’s word and take the same to heart, and you will receive grace one hun dred fold, everything depends upon yourself; which will you receive. God or tiie devil? If you are resolved to become better men. you must never get careless; you should never let your good resolutions or principles become choked, or you are lost. You should be generous toward God. offer up part of your lives to His glory and honor and you will be strengthened and fortified in the battle of life. There are times when we think we are beyond saving; this is not true. The Saviour came to save all. No matter how long we have lieen away from Him; how long the chains of habit and sin have been around our feet, and souls; no matter what difficulties we meet, if we depend upon God. if we ask Him for assist ance we are saved. He willgrant it No matter how weak we are. we can overcome sin through God’s grace. We should therefore resolve to receive this grace, that the resolutions may take root and we be like God in all things. Let us remember our resolutions to do good in time of danger and turn toward Him. and through his I grace and loving care we are safe. Services closed with a solo by Miss O’Brien entitled ••Jesus, I My Cross Have Taken.” THE OLD FASHIONED FIREPLACE. _ . • ow dear to my heart are the days of my J-L childhood, 'lfS| When there were no cold gas stoves to (syLjl., raise a man’s ire; "" "When the hickory backlog, brought in from the wildwood Gave out the bright heat of the old-fashioned lire! How it crackled and sparkled arid fluttered and brightened! How nice it all seems when it’s put into rhyme! Vet, to tell the plain truth to our youth unen lightened, You couldn’t warm more than one side at a time. Ah. the old-fashioned fireplace, the roaring old fireplace! How brightly it glowed witli its sparkling and shine! How it wanned up your shins to a point of real torture, >Vhile the cold winter breezes played tag on your spine! —lndianapolis Journal. There is nothing that soothes the weary heart so much as to have one speak cheering words of encouragement, and we regard one who does so, as a friend. We are, also, when great afflictions o’er takes us, such as temporary aberration, or what is more commonly called, “bug house con dition” very likely to consider one who expresses sympathy for us. as of kind heart; and when we are again restored to a normal condition we feel like going up to this kind and well meaning friend, and grasping him by the hand, exclaim. “Thank you brother, your kind expressions have tilled our heart with gratitude.” This is the feeling of one who participated in the program given in the chapel last week. In tlutt large assembly of deeply interested and highly enter tained mortals, was one whose interest in the various parts, was marked. The inimitable humor of the dear little children, and the sweet music of the larger one*, were greatly appre ciated by him, and while he did not applaud, he looked his pleasure. When the deep tones of j : intense feeling left the lips of those who por- I 1 trayed the tragical side of life, he became ab- j j sorbed in the tales so eloquently told; but what’s j ! this? A new actor appears upon the scene; 1 calmly, ma.jesticallj he approaches the foot j lights, bows with dignity, and with steady voice, i and quiet gesture he proceeds to describe a scene that Shakespeare says took place several years ago in Home. All went well with both speaker and audience, until becoming warmed j up with the spirit of him. who slew everything I that Home or any other country could trot out in i the bull-pen. and he started m to convince those fellows that if they did’nt get a hump on tliem ' selves they would all die like do;/.*, this man s heart became sad. He knew the speaker; had formed several opinions of him. chief among which, was his linn belief in thesoundness of his thought box But here he was standing before him with arms beating the air. feet kicking the dust out of the carpet, shouting till lie almost frothed at the mouth, mad! hopelessly, irre j coverahly hug house. And in commenting upon i the sad occurence to a few friends a few hours | later he exclaimed, such is the fate of all editors. | Who will say he was entirely wrong? The neanty of the above is the fact that the belief was sincere. The Gladiator had gone mad. Well? :| CHAUTAUQUA, k •! ’• MINUTES OF P. CIRCLE The regular meeting of the Pierian Circle was held in the prison chapel on Sunday p. m.. Feb. 17th. The president presiding. There were 31 members at roll call. Pending the arrival of the critic, the question box was taken up. and proved both voluminous and interesting. The following miscellaneous program was then submitted: it being the anniversary meeting of Washington’s birthday; IPiPtt Brooks and < VBrien • Let the Lower Lights be Burning.” Paper Johnson. Class K. ••A Penalty more than Death.” Paper K "Washington’s Inner Life.” Song .Armstrong Class F. "One and a few.’’ Paper Crane. Class 1). "Liberty of Opinion.” ]> o em Price (’lass l>. ••The Stowaway.” Paper Pierce. Class I). "Washington.” Dialogue Fuller and Mills. The Scouts Keunion.” The critic reviewed the rather long program with excellent spirit and candor, and compli mented all in sturdy language. The regular routine business was then taken up and after that adjournment. K. H. D. Secretary. LIBERALITY OF SPEECH IN AMERICA | By Member of Class D. | Few people in this country stop to think of the great liberty of speech which is accorded to American citizens. During ttie year 1860, there oecured some trouble between this country and Italy, and j King Humbert protested to Grover Cleveland, j our president, of the course of certain illustrated j papers in caricaturing his majesty; in fact, some of them represented his royal highness as grind ing a hand organ, while a monkey went through tiie crowd taking up a collection. Mr. Cleveland in his reply Unformed his majesty that the said naughty papers had fre quently represented the President of the l liited States in sundry rediculous ways, but as the laws i of the land gave him no censorship over them. I they were at liberty to publish anything they j chose. And such is really the case: the boot black on the street has full liberty to criticise j anyone from Policeman O’Leary, to Secretary of State Gresham. The wild and rabid anareh i ist has fuli protection from the government S which he would destroy. A single copy of dozens of our newspapers, if issued in almost any Furopean country would be sufficient cause to send every one connected with their publication to prison, or possibly into exile. Think of tiie Emperor of Germany raising war talk upon the socalists for refusing to thank him for saying. "My army is ready to shoot you down.” Again, tiie President of France resigning his office because a few deputies persisted in voting their own way. 1 wonder what they would think were they to hear Gov. Waites lecture on the "fat man in Washington.” or the speech of Foraker of Ohio, on the rebel brigadiers, or the opinion of Tillman of South Carolina of his political opponents. Altgelt on state rights. Penoyer’s thanksgiving procla mation and his advice to Cleveland, or John J. Ingals speeches against every body; they would | certainly think that the English language as j spoken in America was rich in adjectives. 1 Our laws, while not by any means perfect, are based on common sense and justice, and if ras ! cals are elected to office, it is the fault of the | voters, the vast majority of whom are laboring | men. and consequently responsible for every I officer elected. The freedom of the press is an ! assurance of liberty. We have seen the press take up the cudgels for a poor, wandering girl against one of the most eminent statesmen and orators of the day. While no criminal law had been violated, tiie universal law of public opinion of morality had been outraged, and public opinion, through the medium of a free and indi pendent press, has buried this hoary libertine so deep that his eloquent voice will never again resurrect him. 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