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THURSDAY, August S. ISOS. 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. - -- -- -- -- Dullltll. 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. 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 Kev. Fr. Corcoran chaplains. Methodist Episcopal, Third street, opposite Pittman House. Rev.C. A. Crkssy, pastor. Services at 10:30a. in.and 7:30 p. m. Sunday School at 12 m. Junior League at -Loo p. lii. Kpworth League at 6:30 p. ni. Prayer meeting. Wednesday evening at 7:30. Pastor’s class in llihle Study, Friday evening at 7:30. Ladies’ Bible Circle. Friday at 3:oo p. in. Mrs. S. B. Slocumb. teacher. Pastor's residence. 523 N. Second street. Grace Congregational Corner sth and Laurel streets, Kev. J. H. Albert, pastor. Sunday services, preach ing 10:30 a. m. and 7:15 p. in. Sunilav School 11:45 a. m. Junior Endeavor 3:<io p. m. Christian Endeavor 0:30 p. m. Children's Mission Baud the second Sunday of each month at 3:oo p. m. Midweek and Prayer meetings. Wednesdays 7:45 p. in. Ladies’ Aid Society, Thursday afternoons. Ladies Missionary Society, the last Friday of eacli month. LoGy\Lis. The man that is born to he hanged, ’tis said, Will never, never be drowned; But lie shouldn't lump into the river’s flood And expect to float around. —Detroit News. Population, males 470; females, 3. The Board of Managers convene today. "Sunbeams and Shadows" is the—but let us not anticipate. Manager J. S. O'Brien and wife are visiting at Detroit, Mich., this week. O. N. Mansten, sheriff of Aitkin Co., was at the prison on business on the sth. Grade standing. August Sth. First Grade.33s; Second Grade. 125; Third Grade. 12. The old shed at the south side of the foundry is being torn down as a precaution against fire. Mrs. Geo. Sullivan, and Miss Mary McKinney, were among the number to register in our visitors’ book on the Oth. Mrs. Chas. Colligan. of Minneapolis, and Miss Ruby Colligan, city, were among the number who visited our office on the 2nd. Received during tiie week: Two from Aitkin Co., murder first degree, to serve life sentences. Discharged during the week. two. Keeper Westergren acted as captain of the cellhouse last Saturday during Mr. Alexander's absence on a business trip to St. Paul. Ass’t Deputy Warden Glennon has occupied the judicial chair in the “Court of Last Resort - ’ during Deputy Warden Lemon’s absence. Rev. Geo. S. Ricker and wife, of Faribault. A. A. Heilstadt. of Hector, F. M. McCord, of Minneapolis, were visitors at our office on the 2nd. Engineer .Tones went to St. I’aul on the even ing of the 6th to attend a meeting of the St, Paul National Association of Stationary Engi neers. of which he is an active member. M. C. McLaughlin and wife, Mrs. Thomas Curtiss, the Misses Lillian and Blossom Gibson, of Minneapolis, and Miss Nellie Comb, of l’ine City. Minn., visited the prison on the 3rd. Mesdames Kate Webster. C. J. Fay. and ,T. P. Eaton, of the Washburn Orphans’ Home. Min neapolis. Minn., were shown through the prison on the Ist by Ass't Deputy Warden Glennon. Sunday Aug. llth will be observed as Prison Sunday. Members of the W. C. T. U. will probably hold services in our chapel on the afternoon of that day, as this has been custom ary in the past. Pauline S. Kramer and Maud A. Beissel, of Hastings. Minn.. Anna Miller and John T. Maekay. city, were escorted through the various departments of the prison on the sth by Ass’t Deputy Glennon. Miss Martha Austin, daughter of Keeper Chas. Austin, accompanied by her friends the Misses Bertha and Fanny Hainlin and Mr. George Hainlin. of St. Paul, were among the number of visitors at our institution last week. Last week the Deputy Warden’s book-keeper entered our sanctum carrying in his hand a beautifully arranged boquet as a peace-offering. We accepted the peace-offering, and hostilities will not be opened until the flowers become wilted. Miss Elizabeth O. Schurch, Hastings, Mrs. A. E. Crawford. Chicago, Mrs. and Miss Arm strong, Minneapolis, Mrs. La Furgey. Miss McMillan. Mrs. W. Sauntry and Trilby Sauntry, city, were among the number to admire our penal system on the 2nd. Mesdames J. M. Malloy, Frank Olson. G. P. Dodd. Master Harry Dodd and little Miss Alice Dodd, accompanied by Acting Steward Bordweli and wife, visited our office on the 6th. Mrs. Dodd and children are here on a week’s visit to Mr, and Mrs. F. M. Bordweli. A spliygmograph has lately been added to the hospital. This ingenious bit of mechanism registers the action of the heart so accurately that it can be read like print by those skilled in its use. This delicately adjusted bit of mechan ism is small, being only about one-fourth the size of its name. Deputy Warden Lemon started for Ohio on the Ist having in custody Chas. Layman who has completed a three years’ sentence here for horse stealing. The grand jury of Miami county has found an indictment against him en a simiiar charge fer which he must stand trial. Verily, verily, the way of the transgressor is hard. The Missses Evelyn Lucas. B. Lucas, and Rosa O'Neal, of St. Paul, accompanied by Mr. B. B. Smith, local agent of the North-Western Railroad, visited this institution on the oth. Mrs J.F. Broderick and the Misses Virginia and Clara Broderick, of St. Paul. Miss Mary Broderick, of Ashland, Wis.. and .Miss Mary Flannery of Dubuque. lowa, passed through the prison on the sth. escorted by Supt. Connolly. Tiie Mirror acknowledges a pleasant call. Warden Wolfer is in receipt of a program of the National Prison Congress to he held in Denver. September l4th.tolStli. Warden Wolfer will deliver an address on “The Parole System in Penitentiaries.” a subject on which lie is eminently qualified to speak. Rev. J. H. Albert, our prison chaplain, will read a paper on "Barriers Against Crime.” Electricity lias many uses. The latest in vention in this line is an electrical weed killer. With this appliance the housewife can go into her llower garden and with a mere touch kill the weeds therein. It is useless to say that to do this successfully sqjne knowledge of the dif ference between weeds and flowers is indis pensible, lienee it would he unsafe to assign the husband to this particular work. Mr. and Mrs. J. A. Owens, the Misses Florence, Mary. Kate and Belle Owens, of St. Paul; Mrs. R. Mueller. Miss Mueller and Albert Mueller. Mr. and Mrs. J. G. Dorsen. and Kiddle Vance, of Minneapolis; Mrs. John O’Brien and the Misses Sarah and Nannie O’Brien, of Stillwater, formed a party who visited the different depart ments of tiie prison on ttie 7th. Ass’t Deputy Warden Glennon acted as escort. For the information of the new arrivals who come here from week to week, we wish to say, if you want to send The Mirror to relative# or friends, you will he allowed tiie privilege by complying witli tiie following rule: Send to this olliee your name, register and cell numbers, also full address of the person to whom you desire to have The Mirror sent. Do not write address, cell number or any other 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. Having heard that the Union Shoe & Leather Co. had received an order from Warden Wolfer for 500 pair of slippers, which were to be fur nished the inmates to he worn in their cells and to chapel, we looked up Sup’t Connolly and asked him if there was any truth in what we had heard. Mr. Conuolly assured us that we had not been misinformed, and courteously showed us a sample pair of slippers, which were neat and gave evidence of having good wearing qualities. It will he a great comfort to the hoys to lay aside their heavy shoes when they enter their cells in the evening, and the cost will he slight, as the slippers will, with proper care, last for several years. The twine factory closed its overtime work for the season on tiie sth and is now running ten hours a day. Twine lias been shipped to every county in the state, the shipments aggregating 1.012.902 pounds. Of tiie twine shipped 1,149,236 pounds was hemp, manufact ured with the old machinery, and 463,726 was sisal and inanila, the product of the new plant since it was started. The last carload was shipped on the sth. and there is not a pound left over excepting that manufactured on tiie after noon of tiie sth. Tiie excellent crops in all parts of tiie state made the demand for twine excep tionally good, and the state could have sold a far greater amount had it been possible to manufacture more. Prison receipts and disbursements for the month of July: Union Shoe & Leather Co. con vict labor $ 3,293 78 Union Shoe & Leather Co. pay of night fireman 25 00 Support of U. S, prisoners, second quarter of ’95 2,684 01 Prisoners forfeits in June 40 50 Sale of incidentals 18 50 Duplicated expense ac'ct. returned..-.. 15 00 Library earnings, visitors fees 122 75 Sales and collections binder twine 8.310 72 Total 514.510 26 CREDITS. Support $6.199 54 Revolving fund 8,310 72 It Amused the Other Passengers. A Mr. Foster is one who makes fun for him self and mystifies other people. He was in a Cincinnati electric car the other day. and every thing was quiet. Mr. Foster drew from h:s pocket a bunch of keys, and selecting a small steel one he slipped it off the ring and laid it on the floor of the car directly over the motor. When the current of electricity struck the key. it raised it up until it stood perpen dicularly. Then, as the current became stronger and lighter by turns, the key began to perform some strange gyrations, bobbing up and down and jumping around. Every eye in the car had been upon Mr. Foster while he was preparing for his experiment, and the surprise that was depicted upon the countenances of that carload of people when the gyrations com menced was laughable in the extreme, and Mr. Foster enjoyed it more than anyone else.— Electrical Review. Many of the inmates here, who have in the past been the recipients of kindness from Mrs. E. Dafoe. will be pained to hear that that esti mable Christian woman has been compelled by illness to resign the position of superintendent of jail work. The following clipping, taken from the Minneapolis Journal, will show the estima tion in which Mrs. Dafoe is held by those who know how untiring has been her efforts to re claim fallen men and bring them to Christ: “The finding of some one else to take the place of Mrs. E. Dafoe, superintendent of the county jail work carried on by the W. C. T. U. during the last four years, will be a very difficult task indeed. Mrs. Dafoe has been a most zealous and earnest worker along prison lines and in ad dition to those gifts has exercised great dis cretion in their use. Her resignation last week was made necessary by ill health and would not have been accepted under other circumstances. Her last talk to the prisoners, whom she ad dressed every Sunday, was given a week ago. “As a woman, tender and sympathetic, Mrs. Dafoe has made her way into the hearts of men confined there in a way that no one else has. Her influence over them, too, has been most salutary. Not only is that the testimony of those who know, but the prisoners at the jail themselves bear the same witness.” Said Turnkey Sandberg today speaking ef Mrs. Dafoe’s work there: “She was one of the best talkers who ever came to the jail, at least since I have been here. She always seemed to know just what to say and how to say it. The men all respected and liked her.” Minutes of meeting held Sunday afternoon Aug. 4th. The president occupied the chair. Roll call showed an attendance of 35 members, there being three absentees. There being no un finished business, the following program was submitted, member of Class A being appointed critic pro tern. Solo. "Rocked in the Cradle of the Deep” Class A Paper. “Woman’s Suffrage” Class A Paper. “Is our Country being Europeanized?.. ..Class C Paper. “Geology” Class F Paper. “Analysis of Misquoted Sentiments” Class A Organ Solo. Gallop—“Kemmyboy” Class F Reading. Poem—By Jas. Whitcomb Riley—“ The Green . Grass ov Ould Ireland” Class A Paper. “America vs. England” Uass E Paper. “Time” Class D Special Paper. “America for Americans” Class E Solo and Chorus. “Mr. Mulcahy, Esq Pierian Quartette The critic pro tern, made an able summary of the program rendered, and reviewed the papers presented in a masterly and considerate manner. In the general discussion which followed, the organist was given to understand that tiie circle distinctly approved of ins work, and that his selections were a decided success. Tiie debate that has been on. for the past few meetings, on “Free Trade, vs. Protection.” was closed at this meeting by an able article on "Protection” by a member of Class E and, it seemed, in the in formal talk which followed, tiiat the sentiment of the circle was most decidedly in favor that “America must be for Americans.” The usual routine business, question box, hook circulation, etc., was followed by adjournment. R. H. W. I). Sect’y. Justice in The Bough Mike Williams lived in a frontier settlement, and knew very little about law, but his neigh bors, having confidence in his sense of justice, elected him justice of the peace. Several horses had disappeared from that neighborhood, for the stealing of which no one had been punished, and Judge Williams, as lie was proud to be called, was heard to remark, shortly after entering upon tiie duties of his office, ‘Now let thim tliaves he caught, and Oi’ll see that they gets their deserts.” Some months later a man, accused of having stolen two horses, was taken before Justice Mike for a preliminary hearing. After listen ing to tiie evidence and argument, the justice was convinced of the man's guilt, and sentenced him off-hand to the penitentiary for two years. “But, your honor,” began the attorney for the defendant, "this is only the preliminary trial, and you cannot—” "Oi cannot, ye say! Well, Oi does,” said the judge, not giving the lawyer time to finish his objection. “OI find the defendant guilty, and sintince him to the pinitentiary for two years.” “You must at least allow my client the privilege of an appeal.” “Oi allow no appale. What am Oi judge for if Oi can’t punish a thafe whin Oi foind him? No. sor; no appale in this court!” It is impossible to tell what the result might have been had not the prosecuting attorney come to the rescue, and convinced Mike that it would be better to remand the prisoner lor trial before the district court. After remaining in jail eight months, the ac cused was duly convicted, and sentenced to the penitentiary for three years. Mike thought lie was certainly vindicated when he heard the news. ••Just think,” said lie; “that idiot might have gone up for two years, and had a third of his time served now!”—Youth’s Companion. Some Lies of History. Fair Rosamond was not poisoned by Queen Eleanor, but. after a long residence as a nun in the convent of Gadstow. died greatly esteemed by her associates. Pitt did not use the expression, "The atro cious crime of being a young man.” The words were used by Dr. Johnson, who was not pres ent, but wrote a report of the speech from an abstract given him by a hearer. Worshippers are not crushed by hundreds un der the wheels of the car of Juggernaut. The car has been taken out of the temple for many years, and such deaths as formerly occurred were exceptional or accidental. Columbus did not make an egg stand on end to confute his opponents. The feat was per formed by Bruneleschi. the architect, to silence critics who asked him how he was going to sup port the dome of the Cathedral of Florence. Constantine the Great was not a saint. He murdered his wife, one or two of his sons and a considerable number of other relatives. He was a Christian only in name, and seems to have known little or nothing of the religion he pro fessed. rhilip 111. of Spain, was not roasted to death by a roaring fire because court etiquette forbade any one to come to his assistance. He died a natural death, and the same story is told of a dozen different monarchs who were sticklers for ceremony. The hanging gardens of Babylon did not hang, nor were they gardens. They were terraces supported by arches, and overgrown with trees. They were erected for the amusement of a Babylonian queen who had come from a mountainous country. Charles the IX. did not fire on the fleeing Huguenots from the window or the Louvre dur ing the massacre of St. Bartholomew. On the contrary, he was frightened almost te death by the reports of the guns, and spent the time in weeping and wringing his hands. The siege of Troy was mostly a myth. Ac cording to Homer’s own figures—if there ever was such a man as Homer—Helen must have been at least sixty years of age when she first met Paris, and even in that heroic period of the world women at that age were a trifle “passee.” Louis XYI. did not behave with overwhelm ing dignity at his execution. On the contrary, he screamed for help, struggling with the execu tioners and begged for mercy. Nor did the at tendant priest say: “Son of St. Louis, ascend to heaven.” The expression was used for him by a Paris newspaper.—St. Louiß (Mo.) Globe- Democrat. __ - 237 No. Second Street 17. 1 a Am THU |N ■ " Stillwater, Minn. - - THE - - - - - LEAIUNW MERCHANT HAS JUST OPENED BY FAR THE FINEST LINE OF ■■. 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