THURSDAY, Eebruary 21, lX»r>
EDWIN DUNN, President. - - - - Eyota.
JOHN F. NORKISH ------ Hastings.
jiVS. s. o’brien. ------ Stillwater.
e. w. temple. ’----- Blue Earth City.
M. O. HALL. - -- -- -- -- Dllllltll.
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
CLARK CHAMBERS ----- Owatonna
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
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.
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
L 0 GALS.
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
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
Rev. J. H. Albert began a series of lectures
last Sunday evening, the general subject being
Political. Social and Religious Progress of the
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
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
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
(). 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
The Stillwater Messenger lias the following
•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
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
'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
How it crackled and sparkled arid fluttered and
How nice it all seems when it’s put into rhyme!
Vet, to tell the plain truth to our youth unen
You couldn’t warm more than one side at a
Ah. the old-fashioned fireplace, the roaring old
How brightly it glowed witli its sparkling and
How it wanned up your shins to a point of real
>Vhile the cold winter breezes played tag on
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
:| 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
IPiPtt Brooks and < VBrien
• Let the Lower Lights be Burning.”
Paper Johnson. Class K.
••A Penalty more than Death.”
"Washington’s Inner Life.”
Song .Armstrong Class F.
"One and a few.’’
Paper Crane. Class 1).
"Liberty of Opinion.”
]> o em Price (’lass l>.
Paper Pierce. Class I).
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
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. The evil of personal wrong done
by free speech, or the freedom of the press is so
slight, and the good accomplished so great, that
there is but little sympathy for the victim.
In the early part of the present century the
Federalist party, headed by the most brilliant
men of the time, adopted in their platform of
principles the alien and sedition laws; these
laws were framed to throttle free speech, but
the common people rose in their might and
burled that party so completely, that no aristo
cratic statesmen were left in office; the party
died by trying to kill free speeeh.
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