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THURSDAY, August 1, 1895. PRISON OFFICIALS. MANAGERS. EDWIN DUNN. President. - - - - Eyota. JOHN F. NORKISH. ------ Hastings. JAS. S. O'BRIEN. ------ Stillwater. F w. temple. ----- Blue Earth City. M. O. HALL. - -- -- -- -- Duluth. RESIDENT OFFICIALS. HENRY WOLFER. - - - - - - Warden. F, H. LEMON. ----- Deputy Warden. E. A. O'BRIEN. - - -- -- - - Clerk. B. J. MERRILL. ------- Physician. MISS MARY MCKINNEY. - - - - Matron. F, H. ALBERT, - - - Protestant Chaplain. CHARLES CORCORAN. - - catholic chaplain. PRISON AGENT. CLARK CHAMBERS ----- owatonna, CHURCH NOTICES. Prison Chapel. Serv’ees in the Prison Chapel at 9:00 o clock every Sunday morning. Protestant ami Catholic services every alternate Sunday. Kev. «T. H. Albert and Rev. Fr. Corcoran chaplains. Methodist Episcopal Third street, opposite Pittman House. Rev. C. A. Cressy. pastor. Services at 10:30a. m.aiid 7:30 p. in. Sunday School at 12 m. Junior I ea"ue at 4:00 p. lii. Epworth League at 0:30 P. in. Praver meeting, Wednesday evening at 7:30. Pastor's class in Bible Study. F riday evening at 7:30. Ladies’ Bible Circle. 1- relay at 3:00 p. ill. Mrs. S. B. Slocumb. teacher. Pastor’s residence, 533 X. Second street. Grace Congregational Corner sth and Laurel streets, Rev. J. H. Ai r.ERT. pastor. Sunday services, preach ing 10:30 a. in. and 7:45 p. m. Sunday School 11:45 a. m. Junior Endeavor 3:00 p. in. Christian Endeavor 6:30 p. m. Childrens Mission Band the second Sunday of each month at 3:00 p. m. Midweek and Prayer meetings. Wednesdays 7:45 p. m. Ladies Aid Society. Thursday afternoons. Ladies Missionary Society, the last Friday of each month. LOCALS. There’s always a bitter for every sweet, A thorn for every rose; A rival for every sweetheart. And corns for the daintiest toes. It ever we love a fragrant flower ■Tis sure to fade away: Whenever there’s soup for dinner. There’s sure to be hash next day. —Kansas City Journal Population, males 470; females. 3, Received during the week. one. Discharged, one. __ A good way to get up in the world is to take an elevator. We have lots of cabbage heads here. A load of them were received last Saturday. Grade standing. August Ist. First Grade. 332; Second Grade, 129; Third Grade. 12. A crew of men under Keeper McFall are laying pipes to carry off tiie water from the spring at the west wall. Mr. Roxey Reber and wife, of St. Paul, and Mr. Jas. McGregor, of Des Moines. lowa, regis tered with The Mirror on the 25th. Mrs. Hoppel and son. of Sedalia. Mo., are visiting at the home of Capt. W. H. H. Taylor. Mrs. Hoppel is the aunt of Capt. Taylor’s wife. ‘•When you are dry drink water” advocates a temperance sheet. We wish to be understood that we imbibe nothing else while we sojourn at this stronghold. "One day is pressed onward by another.” is an old proverb which may be appropriately applied to those months and years which, to the impa- tient. drag along so slowly Boys, you have had an “Even Chance” for some time, but you can now prepare yourselves for the "Battle-ax.” a new brand manufactured by the American Tobacco Co. Chaplain ,T. H. Albert is taking a four weeks’ vacation, the greater part of which he will spend in visiting friends in different parts of lowa. He also expects to visit Chicago before his return. A pipe line running from the large oil tank to the twine shops has been completed, and the oil will now be pumped by steam direct to the place where it is used. This is a great labor saving im provement. It is a pitiful sight to behold the face of that discouraged man in our midst who is continually looking for a banana peeling in order that he might step on it and again experience the liberty of a cosmopolite. J. A. Ewing, of Eagie Take. Minn., brother of Keeper Ewing, visited the prison on tlie 29tli. Mr. Ewing has been a resident of this State for twenty-five years, but this was his first visit to Stillwater. Although the twine season is about over and only a few small orders are coming in. yet the twine plant is still working overtime as if it was the intention of the management to supply the whole world with twine next season. The windows in the large brick shop formerly used as-a blacksmith shop by the Minnesota Thresher Co., but now used as a warehouse for the storage of hemp, have been walled up, and the building is now absolutely fire-proof. Mrs. H. Goldsmith and Mrs. M. Gomprecht.of New York City. Miss M. Scharff. of St. Louis, Mo.. Mrs. I. Rose, of St. Paul, and Mrs. L. B. Goldsmith and daughter, city, escorted by Keeper Goldsmith, were visitors at the prison on the 2Gth. judge H. R. Brill. Miss Winnifred Brill. Master Kenneth Brill and Miss Margaret Muir, all of St. Paul, honored our office by a visit on the 27th. Judge Brill had a word of praise for our paper, which, coming from such a source, is a commen dation to be proud of. Two little sunbeams brightened our office for a few minutes on the 25tli. They were the little Misses Lillian Merrill, daughter of prison physician B. J. Merrill, and Shirley Morgan, of St. Paul, who is paying her friend Lillian a visit. Under the care of Usher Kenyon these demure little maidens took in the sights of the prison. A successful surgieal operation for the re moval of tubercular cervical glands was per formed in the prison hospital last week. We once passed through this not altogether pleasant experience, and having a fellow-feeling for the patient we visited him the day following the operation to compare notes. We found him up and smiling, the only thing that seemed te worry him was a fear that the Dr. might restrict his diet, Guard M. A. Powers. In company with his friend Jerry Sullivan, drove down to Cottage Grove Sunday afternoon on a brief visit to friends. Mr. Powers reports a pleasant time. He also says that the country through which they passed shows evidence of a large harvest. The district convention of the \V. C. T. U., to the number of about 150. visited the prison in a body on the 25th. After a thorough inspection of the different departments they were served with supper in the officers' dining-rooms. The visitors left at 7 i\ m.. much pleased with their brief “experience” in the “pen.” Rev. Ricker, of Faribault. Minn., formerly of this city, addressed the inmates in the prison chapel last Sunday, taking for his subject, ’Wis dom. which, lie held, when acquired by man will bring unto him riches and happiness. His discourse was ably delivered, attentively listened to, and well received by ail present. Our devil extraordinary for the past eight months was last week transferred to the tonsorial department where he will have a larger field in which to display his satanic genius. The young man who succeeds him has had some acquaint ance with the stick and rule so lie will not be so apt to want to teach the editor his business as would a man who had never before seen the in side of a printing office. For the information of tiie new arrivals who come here from week to week, we wish to say, if you want to send The Mirror to relatives or friends, you will be allowed tiie privilege by complying with tiie following rule; Send to this office your name, register and cell numbers, also full address of the person to whom you desire to have The Mi rror sent. Do not write address, cell number or any oilier matter on your paper; keep them perfectly clean and place them in your cell door every Friday evening. Those who do not send The Mirror away will confer a favor by sending them to this office. Through the kindness of Deputy Warden Lemon we were permitted to look over a collec tion of Knights Templar cards and badges. There were a number of beautiful specimens of the printers’ art in the collection, some being in three and four colors. Of course we could not understand the cabalistic designs on the cards, but there was one card which had a familiar look and reminded us of our sinful past when we indulged in little games of chance. It was the five-spot of hearts witli a name written on it. A gentleman having mislaid his card-case, and wishing to leave his name with Mr. Lemon, used the card for that purpose. 0n tiie day the \V. C. T. U. visited us. our fore man was detailed to wait on table. We knew he would make an admirable waiter, for he is young, good-looking, quick and intelligent. We feared, however, that he would not have the firmness to resist eatimr the broken bits of toothsome but in digestible cake and pie which might fall to his lot. so we took him aside and warned him of the evil consequences resulting from gluttony, and succeeded in getting his promise to bring a por tion of the good tilings he might lay hands on to us. Alas, for the fraility of human promises! He forgot us and the fatherly advice and care we have bestowed on him all these years, and the result was that we had a sick, moaning and groaning foreman the next day to dose with the bitterest drugs we have in our medicine chest. Moral: Be temperate in all things. As our reporter returned from St. Paul on the evening of the 25th, he overheard the following conversation on the train between Deputy War den Lemon and a prisoner he was bringing back to the penitentiary for violating the terms of his conditional pardon. The prisoner had been tak ing an antidote against mosquito poisoning and his speecli was somewhat thick. Prisoner— "l shay. Deb—hie, Deppity is that little pap—hie, er running yet?” Deputy—“lf you refer to The Prison Mir ror. I can assure you it is still running—running so vigorously that the editor has been annoying me to death by his persistence in asking for more clerks in the subscription department.” Prisoner— " We—hie—ell, do you think he’ll shay anything about me?” Deputy—"Oh, he’s a pretty obliging fellow; he will probably announce your arrival.” Prisoner—“Thansks, awfully.” Secretary Hart, of the state board of correc tions and charities, has completed his semi-an nual prison census of the state, and the result is in harmony witli the statement that the section of the country comprising Minnesota and the surrounding states lias a smaller percentage of criminal population than any other district in the world. The total number of prisoners in all prisons of the state June 30 was 1,0G3, an increase of only 4.4 per cent since 1889. when the total number was 1,013. The number of prisoners awaiting trial throughout the state has steadily diminished during the past three years. June 30,1893, the number was 193; in 1894,180; in 1895, 169. The number of felons in the state prison and reformatory, on the other hand, has shown a steady increase of 5 per cent a year since June 30,1890, when the number was 444, as against 565 for the present year. The number of prisoners in jails and workhouses has diminished since June 30,1589, when the number was 309. This year the number was 329, and last year it was but 243. but the highest point in the six years was reached in 1593, when the number was SOS. The big decrease since June 30. 1893. shows just the opposite result from what might have been expected of the hard times. The decrease, how ever, has been in the cities.' where they had 435 prisoners in 1893, and but 230 in 1595. On the outside the number in 1893 was 73, and in 1895 it had increased to 93. or 20. Another fact is that during the two preceding years Ramsey county had 20 more prisoners than Hennepin and this year this is reversed, Hennepin having 20 more than Ramsey in her jail and workhouse. One day last week as we passed through the twine factory in quest of the local we never find, we received an order to report to the Deputy Warden’s office. This summons made us tremble. We knew the court over which Judge Lemon presides was then in session, so the peremptory summons could mean but one thing—we were to be arraigned for the infraction of some of the rules by which our model institution is governed. We recalled every incident of the day, but could not remember an act not in strict accordance with the established rules of our home govern ment. We could say in all truth that we had done nothing-absolutely nothing—the whole day. Now, on the day before, we—but, no matter, that has nothing to do with the present case. We walked to tne solitary and stood with folded arms and face to the wall awaiting our turn to be called to account for the deed we had not com mitted. How wretchedly shameful we felt at the thought of our ignoble position. An editor of a reform paper in the criminal doek! Could we ever again look our brother recluse in the face and exhort him to abandon his evil ways? Would not our brethren in sin point at us the finger of scorn and say, “go heal thyself” when ever we should attempt to instill in their minds and hearts moral precepts and the duty of obe dience we owed to those in power over us? ’Twas a sad thought to think that our influence for good was gone, that henceforth our com rades would ldok upon us with distrust. Ah. why should the pure and good be so persecuted in this sinful world! In the midst of these reflections the Chief Turnkey of tiie Bastile turned to us and said: A mistake has been made; you are not the man wanted,” We lost no time in getting from that place, and we hope never to be called up again—either innocent or guilty. Riding- a Bucking Bull The boys are talking about the grit displayed by a colored lad named Douglass, who, at the Wild West show, when the offer of S2OO was made by the manager to any one who would ride the bucking bull around the ring, went for ward and said he would undertake it. The bull was led in, the manager explained to Douglass that the proprietor of the show would not be responsible for any injury to him, and asked him to state plainly to the audience that he would not hold any one responsible but himself if he got hurt. The promise was made. The animal, even in repose, with ropes around his nose and horns, held by three cowboys, looked something like a live earthquake. The saddle was put on. and young Douglass mounted thebuli. He did not stay on half a minute. First there was a wriggling motion, as if the bull sought to ascertain exactly what he had to deal with. Even this wriggle must have made Douglass feel as if he were on top of a volcano. Then the bull pluuged to the right, and bendiug his spine to the shape of a drawn bow almost as quich as lightning he shot the colored boy six feet into the air. The lad landed on his shoul ders and considered himself fortunate to come out alive. The cowboys howled themselves hoarse at the spectacle, while the audience gave visible signs of relief, for it looked as if the young fellow was in imminent danger of a fatal accident. It is seldom that anyone offers to ride the bucking bull. It Is a foolhardy act. Only one of the cowboys connected with the show can stick on the animal a minute.—Cincinnati Times-Star. Some Lies of History The African King, Prester John had no exis tence. There never was such a person as Pope Joan the so-called female pontiff. William Tell did not found the Swiss confed eration, and the story of Gessler has no historic There is no historic authority for the state ment that little George Washington cut down the cherry tree. Charlemagne’s paladins had no existence, ant the history of Charlemagne himself is so cloudec by myth as to be utterly unreliable. Wellington, at Waterloo, did not say. “Up guards, and at’em!” The words were put into his mouth by an imaginative writer. The mother of Coriolanus did not intercede with her son to spare Rome, The story has no better foundation than that of Horatius. There is no reason to believe that Tarquin in sulted Lucretia. His power was overthrown by a popular tumult, which is the only basis for the story. Pocahontas did not save the life of John Smith. It has been ascertained that this worthy man was the most able-bodied prevaricator of his century. The story of King Arthur and his round table is a myth, although what purports to be the round table is still to be seen in a south of England town. Alfred the Great did not visit the Danish camp disguised as a minstrel. There is no good reason to believe that he could either play the harp or speak Danish. The maelstrom is not a whirlpool which sucks ships down into the depths ot the ocean. It is an eddy, whicli in fair weather can be crossed in safety by any vessel. Queen Eleanor did not suck the poisoD from her husband’s wounds, as she did not accompany him on the expedition during which the incident is alleged to have taken place. Cromwell and Hampden did not attemptto sail to America just before the outbreak of the Eng lish revolution. A number of their friends did, but they had no thought of going. The “Man in the Iron Mask” did not wear a mask of iron. It was black velvet secured by stetl springs. The wonderful Damascus blades that cut bars of iron in two were not superior to the Toledo blades made to-day. Seneca was not a half-Christian philosopher, but a grasping money-lender and usurer, who died worth over $3,000,000. Caesar did not say, "Ettu, Brute!” Eye-wit nesses to ihe assassination devised that "he died fighting, but silent like a wolf. Richard 111. was not a hunchback, but a sol dier of fine form, some pretensions of good looks, and great personal strength and cour age. Augustus was not the public benefactor he is represented. He was the most exacting tax col lector the Roman world had up to his time ever seen. Mucius Scmyola never put his hand in the fire. The story was a fabrication of a Roman historian hundreds of years after the supposed time. Blondel, the harper, did not discover the prison of King Richard. Richard paid his ransom, and the receipt for it is among the Austrian archives. Horatius never defended the bridge. The story was manufactured by the same gifted author who gave the world the account of Scmvola’s heroism. General Cambronne did not say, "The guard dies, but does not surrender.” The words were the invention of a Baris journalist and attributed to him. Ctesar did not cross the Rubicon. It lay on the opposite side of the Italian peninsula from the point where he left his own possessions and en tered Italy. The bridge of sighs at Venice has no romance worthy the name. Most of the unfortunates who cross it are petty thieves who are sent to the workhouse. The blood of Rizzio, Mary Stuart’s favorite, cannot be seen on the floor where he was mur dered by Darnley and the other conspirators. What is seen there is a daub of red paint, annu ally renewed for the benefit of gaping tourists. St. Louis (Mo.) Globe-Democrat. I make Suits for $25 GO, that are selling elsewhere For $35.00. * T rousers $5.00 and upwards. * Cleaning and Repairing,! Neatly and Promptly done JVI. A. 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