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THURSDAY, September 19. 1895. PRISON OFFICIALS. MANAGERS. EDWIN DI'NN, President. - - - - Eyota. JOHN F. NOURISH. ------ Hastings. JAS. S. O'BRIEN. ------ Stillwater. F. W. temple. ----- Blue Earth City. M. O. HALL. - -- -- -- -- Dlllutll. RESIDENT OFFICIALS. HENRY WOLFKR, - - - - - - warden. F, H. lemon. ----- Deputy Warden. E. A. OBRIEN, - - -- -- - - Clerk. B. J. MERRILL. ------- Physician. MISS MARY MeKINNEY, - - - - Matron. F, H. ALBERT. - - - Protestant Chaplain. CHARLES CORCORAN. - - catholic Chaplain. PRISON AGENT. FRANK WHITTIER - - Minneapolis. 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 Rev. Fr. Corcoran chaplains. Methodist Episcopal. Third street, opposite Pittman House. Rev.C. A. Cressy, pastor. Services at 10:30 a. m.and 7:30 p. m. Sunday School at 12 m. Junior League at 4:00 p. m. Epworth League at 0:30 p. m. Prayer meeting. Wednesday evening at 7:30. Pastor’s class in Bible Study, Friday eveuing at 7:30. Ladies’ Bible Circle. Friday at 3:0o p. m. Mrs. S. B. Slocumb, teacher. Pastor’s residence, 523 N. Second street. Grace Congregational Corner sth and Laurel streets. Rev. J. H. Albert, pastor. Sunday services, preach ing 10:30 a. m. and 7:45 p. m. Sunday School 11:45 a. m. Junior Endeavor 3:o0 p. m. Christian Endeavor 6:30 p. m. Children's Mission Band the second Sunday of each month at 3:oo p. m. Midweek and Prayer meetings. Wednesdays 7:45 p. ni. Ladies’ Aid Society. Thursday afternoons. Ladies Missionary Society, the last Friday of each month. 4? LOG/\LjS. Minnesota Hymn. [ADOPTED BY THE W. C. T. U.] Thou art decked in regal splendor As a bride in fair array; For thv gems, lo! lakes are gleaming, For t’liy robes the cornfields sway. Minnesota, State where thousand waters play! From thy breast the Mississippi Rolls its jeweled tide along; At thine ear sweet Minnehaha Sings her never-changing song. Land of Waters! Shall we let thee suffer wrong? Shall thy sons defile thy fairness? Soil thy crystal purity? To a curse turn gifts God given, Pearls to tears of misery? Bane or blessing Shall thy beauty be to thee? God of love! withhold thy judgments, Thine we are. our work is thine; Thine our country, its salvation Resteth on thy heart divine. Bless thy handmaids. Fighting want, and woe. and wine! Population: Males.43l; females, 2. Keeper Forrester returned to duty on the 15th Gen. R. W. Johnson was a caller at the prison yesterday. Prisoners discharged during the week. G Received. 2. Grade standing. Sept, isth: First Grade. 313 Second Grade. 103; Third Grade, 17. Usher Kenyon visited the State Fair on the 12th and Keeper Colligan on the 13th. Mr. Olaves Anderson and wife, of Willmar, and Mrs. L. Olson, city, visited our oliice on the 12th. Mrs. Clara Gish and her friend Mrs. C. C. McCann, of Bloomfield, lowa, visited our office on the 17th. The receipts of the Kansas Penitentiary for the labor of convicts for the month of August amounted to sr>.ooo. The painter has finished lettering the shops and hereafter the shops will be known by letter instead of by number. The receipts from visitors’ fees at the Columbus (O.) Penitentiary during the five days of the State fair amounted to $1,855,65. Mrs. Fred T. Yates, wife of Editor Yates of the Washburn AYir.s, is visiting at the residence of Mr. and Mrs. John s. May. Jno. McDermott, serving a reformatory sen tence for burglary, was returned to prison on the 12th for violating his parole. Mrs. F. £. Powers, of St. Paul, and Margaret D. Lewis, of Chicago, 111., were among the num ber to visit our office on the isth. Mr. N. S. Livingstone and C. McKenzie, of Minneapolis, and Miss M. La Gorge, city, were visitors at the prison on the 16th. Mr, R. A. Smith and wife, of Sandstone, and Mrs. Tim O’Neil, city, were among the number of visitors to admire our wonderful clock on the llth. H. H. Richardson and wife, of Chicago, 111., Mrs. Col. G. S. Dana, St. Paul, and Mrs. C. H. Carli, city, were escorted about the prison by Asst. Deputy Glennon on the 18th. Mr. Tony and Miss Theresa Wolf, city; Mrs, L. O. Wessel and Leonilla Wessel. Little Falls, Minn., and Miss Dora Dlsch, lona, Minn., honored our office by a visit on the 12th. J. E. Darling, of Worthington. Minn., visited the prison on the 12th. Mr. Darling will keep posted on the progress of prison reform in the future through the columns of The Mirror. U. S. Marshall R. T. O’Connor, and Mr. Pat Conley, of St. Paul, brought us two guests on the 17th who will remain with us three years and sixty days respectively for making money not authorized by the government. A new elevator has been put up at the south end of the east wing for the purpose of carrying up the new iron buckets to each gallery. The •levator will he a great convenience to us in getting our forms up and down. The following gentlemen from Blue Earth city were shown about the prison by Keeper Forres ter on the 13th: M. B. Parker, W. H. Davis, Chas, Aling, John Clark, Chas. Noonan, Ray Dollober, Chas. Stewart, Doc Cooper, Chas. Randolph, James Wllsob, John Hill, Ole Broten, “Do you know. Jay,” asked Mrs. Daisy Med ders significantly, "that there are a great many more single men than married men in the pris ons? And do you know what that proves?” "Mebbe it proves,” answered Jay Green, diplomatically,'' that they’d rather go to prison than get married.”—Puck. Supt. Lee, of the St. Cloud reformatory, has filed with the secretary of state a semi-annual abstract of the record in the case of eacli pris oner remaining under the control of the Board of Managers of the reformatory on June 30,1895. There are now confined at the reformatory 101 prisoners, several of whom have been returned for breaking their paroles. Engineer Richard Jones returned from his vacation on the 13th. The game and fish markets are not overstocked in consequence of his hunt ing and fishing trip, as he admits that game was scarce in the locality he visited. Mr. Jones also attended the convention of National Stationary Engineers at St. Paul before returning to duty, and reports having had a splendid time at the meeting. The Misses Laura and Beal Frankenfield, Zella Zee Sweitzer and Mr. Sanford Dodge, ot Minneapolis, were escorted about the prison by Editor Nelson on the 12th. Miss Sweitzer is the lady who entertained us in such a charming manner by her recitations last New Year’s Day. Mr. Dodge also favored us with a recitation from Richard the Third on the same occasion, which was a clever piece of acting. Last evening a number of Mr. Cover’s fellow guards pleasantly surprised him by presenting him with a beautiful terra-cotta pipe. The presentation speech was made by Capt. W. H. H. Taylor, and the enthusiastic applause of those present attested their appreciation of the captain’s eloquent and witty remarks. Mr. Cover was so overcome witli emotion that he could only respond briefly by thanking the donors for their beautiful gift. The Stillwater Gazette otters the following inducements to delinquent subscribers to call and pay up: “There’s a line opportunity for our delinquent subscribers to come up and see us now. Our celebrated lop-sided, lop-eared and forlorn looking stairs have been razed and a substantial and line looking substitute raised in the place of the old settlers. Now is the time to come and see us before the new wears off. National bank notes taken at par.” 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 relatives or friends, you will he allowed the privilege by complying with the 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 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. Boys, if you Have uothing better to do here is something with which you can pass away a few otherwise tedious minutes in your cell: Open a book at random and select a word within the tirst ten lines and within the tenth word from the end of the line. Mark the word. Now double the number of the page and multiply the sum by five. Then add twenty. Then add the number of the line you have selected Then add five. Multiply the sum by ten. Add the num ber of the word in the line. From this sum subtract 250, and the remainder will indicate in the unit column the number of the word, In the ten column the number of the line, and the remaining figures the number of the page. Frank Milan, a convict received at the prison June 19, ’B9, to serve three years and three months for grand larceny, and who escaped August 23. 'B9. was brought back on the 12th inst. Milan made his escape from the prison hospital, he being under treatment at the time for granu lated eyes, and was not heard from until a few days before his return to prison. He was arrested in St. Paul and Warden Wolferwas notified by the police authorities that they had a man in custody who had escaped from here, but the detectives could not give the date of the man’s escape, nor were they positive of his identity, so Warden Wolfer, accompanied by Keeper Alexander, went to St. Paul to see the prisoner. As the escape was made during Warden Stordock’s administration Milan was unknown to Warden Wolfer. but Mr. Alexander recognized him at once and he was brought back to serve out his sentence. There was a most interesting meeting of the Pierian Circle held in the prison chapel on Sunday i\ m. last. Both on account of the excellent program rendered, and because of its being the regular annual election day for officers for the ensuing year. The president occupied the chair, and roll-call showed a full attendance. There being no unfinished business, a member of class A was appointed critic pro tern., and the following program was submitted: Yocal Solo. "There's No One Like Mother to Me”. ...Class E Paper. "What Life Is So Happy?” Class D Paper. “The Crime of the Age” Class E Recitation. "Thanatopsis” Class F Poem (original.) “Can I Go?” Class A Taper. "Independence of the American” Class C Special Paper. “Novel Reading” Class B The critic’s remarks were very apropos, and after the usual informal discussion the circle proceeded to the election of officers fer the coming year. Mr. Young, being the only nominee, was unanimously re-elected by ac clamation as presiding officer. Mr. Mills, class F, was similarly honored by being re-elected vice president; and a ballot resulted in the re election of Mr. Dwight, class A. as secretary. The election for class leaders resulted in the choice of Floyd, class A; Kamp, class B; Murphy, class C; Jones, class D; Thompson class E; Mills, class F. Following an artistic organ recital by member of class F. the meet ing terminated R. H.W. D. Sec’y. "Hello, there, Smith,” said Powhatan, as Captain John of that name came pedaling a new imported Columbus safety up the banks of the James River one fine morning in 1598, "what kind of a wheel are you riding now?” “Oh,” said Smith, dismounting gracefully and lifting his cap to Pocahontas, who stood by in bloomers, ready to take her morning spin, “they call this, in London, the ‘Columbus 1492,’ but I’m led to understand that the repair shop speaks of it as the Pudding.” “Yes,” laughed Pocahontas, showing her white teeth, “the repair shop men have in us wheel people what the small boy hatf in the ginger cooky.” “And, prithee, fair aborigine, what might that be?” “Oh, a snap,” said the maiden. And Powhatan breathed heavily and felt the edge of his club, while Smith struck off for Maryland overland.—Minneapolis Journal. Smoking; Is Sometimes Beneficial. Within the past six or seven years, “Notes for the Curious” has been the receptacle of several different articles, which proved more or less positively that tobacco smoking is sometimes beneficial. That tobacco juice and tobacco smoke has anti septic powers, no investigator will deny. Additional evidence on this point is constantly accumulating. Prof. Hajakof Vienna has declared that smokers are less liable to diphtheria and other throat diseases than non smokers in the ratio of one to twenty-eight. The learned Dr. Scliiff also gives us to understand that smoking is always positively forbidden in bacteriological laboratories, because it is known to hinder the development of the bacteria.—St. Louis Republic. A Discriminating' Officer. The following good story is told in connection with the Forty-Eighth Georgia regiment: As the regiment was on the march to Gettys burg some of the soldiers stepped out of the ranks and cenliscated a couple of geese, and one of the drummers unheaded his drum and put the captured birds in it. Shortly afterwards the colonel came along, and, noticing the drummer failed to give his usual drum whacks, rode up and said: “Why don’t you beat that drum?” “Colonel.” said the startled man. “I want to speak to you.” The colonel drew close to him and said: “Well, what have you to say?” The drummer whispered: “Colonel, I’ve got a couple of geese in here.” The colonel straightened up and said: “Well, if you are sick you needn’t play,” and then rode on. That night the colonel had roast goose for supper.—Atlanta Constitution. A Lesson of Gratitude. A gentleman making inquiries in Russia about the method of catching bears in that oountry, was told that to entrap them a pit was dug several feet deep, and after covering it over with turf, leaves, etc., some food was placed on the top. The bear, tempted by the bait, easily fell into the snare. “But,” he added, “if four or five happen to get in together, they will all get out again.” "How is that?” asked the gentleman. “They form a sort of ladder by stepping on each other’s shoulders and thus make their escape.” “But how does the bottom one get out?” “Ah! these bears, though not possessing a mind and soul such as God has given us, yet feel gratitude; and they won't forget the one who has been the chief means of procuring t heir liberty. Scampering off, they fetch the branch of a tree, which they let down to their brother, enabling him to join them in the freedom in which they rejoice.” Sensible bears, we would say, are better than gome people that we hear about, who never help anybody but themselves.—Selected. Lacked the One Thing Needful It is told that ex-Congressman W. It. Mor rison, of Illinois, was in the habit of giving his friends in general, and Mrs. Morrison in par ticular. frequent lectures on the necessity of absolute coolness and self-possession in case of fire. "There is not a particle of reason for any excitement or even hurry, because it dosen’t help in the least,” he would say. If an alarm sounded at midnight, for instance, the best way out of the danger would be to proceed cool and deliberately, and find safe quarters in a leisurely manner.” An opportunity to test his theory offered itself at last. One night their hotel in Washington suddenly burst into flames. At the sound of the alarm gong, about 2 a. m„ the Con gressman got out of bed with a brave show of deliberation and self-mastery. While his wife was hurriedly preparing for flight. Mr. Morrison proceeded to dress in the most unconcerned manner. He nut his collar on. and carefully adjusted his cravat, not forgetting to put the tie pin at exactly the proper angle. Then, with his wife on his arm, leisurely sallied forth into the corridor swarming with terrified fugitives, and picked his way to the basement. When the hurly-burly had partially subsided, he turned to his wife with his features wreathed in a triumphant smile. "Didn’t I tell you, my dear, coolness is the only means of safety? Suppose now I had lost my head and fussed and spumed about. As it is, here we are. clothed, calm, and collected, and ” “But, my dear!” “But what?” "You might have put your trousers on while you were about it!”—Chronicle. Worth a Licking Some years ago. in Georgia, that sect known as Ascensionists were having a great revival. One day when the meeting was in full force a storm came up. and a young gentleman who was out hunting with his servant took refuge in the church door. Being curious to see the service, the two hunters crept up into the gallery, and there hid in a place where they could observe without being observed. “Come. Lord, come; our robes are ready. Come, Lord, come!” cried the preacher, while all present gave a loud “Amen.” "Marsa Gabe.” whispered Cuffy, lifting his hunting-horn to his mouth; “let me gib dem jist one toot?” "Put that horn down or I'll break your head,” replied the master, in a whisper. The horn dropped by Cuffy’s side, and again a brother cried: “Come, Lord, come; we are all ready for thy coming. Come, Lord, come!” “Do. Marsa Gabe—do jist lemme gib ’em jist one little toot,” pleaded Cuffy, wetting his lips and raising his horn. "If you don’t drop that horn. Cuffy, I’ll whip you within an inch of your life,” whispered the exasperated master. “Blow, Gabriel, blow; we are ready for his coming. Blow, Gabriel, blow!” shouted the minister, Cuffy could no longer resist the temptation, and sent a wild peal ringing from end to end ®f the church; but long before its last echo died away his master and himself were the only oc cupants of the building. “I’s ready fur de licking, Marsa Gabe,” said Cuffy, showing every tooth in his head, “fur I ’clare to gracious, it’s worf two lickings to see de way common farm cattle kin git ober d* ground wid skeared ’Scensionists behind ’em.” —Epworth Herald. __ _ 237 No. Second Street IYL A. THOIN Stillwater, Minn. - - THE - - - - - LEAPING MERCHANT TAIhOB - - HAS JUST OPENED BY FAR THE FINEST LINE OF ■ ■ ■ SPRING and SUMMER SUITINGS ... 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