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THURSDAY, September 2« 1805. PRISON OFFICIALS. MANAGERS. EDWIN DUNN. President. - - - - Eyota. JOHN F. NOURISH ------ Hastings. JAS. S. o'buien. ------ 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. 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 10:30a. in.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 evening at 7:30. Ladies’ Bible Circle, Friday at 3:00 p. m. Mrs. S. B. Slociunb, teacher. Pastor's residence, 523 N. Second street. Grace Congregational, Corner sth and Laurel streets. Rev. J. 11. Albert, pastor. Sunday services, preach ing 10:30 a. ill. and 7:45 p. m. Sunday School 11:45 a. m. Junior Endeavor 3:00 p. m. Christian Endeavor 6:30 p. m. Children’s Mission Band the second Sunday of each month at 3:00 p. in. Midweek and Prayer meetings, Wednesdays 7:45 p. m. Ladies’ Aid Society. Thursday afternoons. Ladies’ Missionary Society, the last Friday of each month. L 0 C J\ Li 5. Paraphrased. Breathes there a man witli soul so dead, Who never to himself hath said. When rising from intemperate bed. “Is this my own, my native head?” —Atlanta Constitution Population: Males,432; females, 2 There are at present six patients confined in the hospital. An addition of twenty-five feet lias been built on the greenhouse. Grade standing, Sept. 25th: First Grade, 320; Second Grade. 102; Third Grade, 12. Mesdames M. Tlion and M. Hanson, of Min neapolis. accompanied by l\eeper Johnson and wife, visited our office on the 19th. C. E. Stilkey, of Cannon Falls, accompanied by his brother. Keeper Stilkey. made a tour of the prison on the 23rd. Mr. Stilkey is here on a visit to liis brother. Messrs. E, C. Short and B. L. Freely, of St. Paul: P. H. Marrow, of Fox Lake, Wis., and C. H. Gray, city, were shown the sights of the prison by Capt. Taylor on the 24th. Supt. Hanlon, accompanied by his wife and sister, Mrs. G. H. Boute, of Cincinnati, 0., hon ored our office by a call on the 24th. Mrs. Boute is visiting with her brother and sister. Rev. J. H. Albert occupied the pulpit last Sunday, lie having returned from Denver on Saturday. Mr. Albert reports a pleasant and interesting time at the prison congress. Mr. and Mrs. J. A. Detzer. of St. Paul, and G. G. Detzer. of Fort Wayne, Ind.. accompanied by Mr. and .Airs. F. H. Lemon, visited the dif ferent departments of the prison on the 18th. The prisoners in the North Dakota Peniten tiary raised this year 2,200 bushels of oats, 1,000 bushels of onions, 100 acres of corn and potatoes, and enough other vegetables to keep them dur ing the year. A certain German lost a few hundred dollars recently on options, and when a neighbor asked him if he was a “bull” or “bear,” the disgusted German replied, "Neuter. Tvasashackass.dat vas all.”—Ex. Prisoners received: Two from Hennepin Co.. Sept. 10th, one to serve seven years for robbery in the second degree, the other three years and six months for larceny in the second degree. Discharged, one. Deputy Warden Lemon showed the following ladies and gentlemen about the prison on the isth. Miss Hazel Pachin and Wm. N. Mackin. of Chicago, 111.. Mr. and Mrs. W. P. Rhodes, of Savanna. 111., and Airs. G. 11. Atwood, city. Some of the boys, who have been before the court of daily sessions for not keeping their cuspidors in a cleanly condition, are emphatic ally of the opinion that the new. porcelain lined cuspidors are nice—in fact, too nice for use. Warden Wolfer. Airs. Wolfer and .Miss Alinnie Jones returned from Denver on the 22nd. Warden Wolfer says the prison congress was a very successful meeting, and he speaks in high terms of the hospitality of the citizens of Denver. Capt. W. W. Hall and wife; Airs. E. E. Bar nidge. of Tower, Minn., and Alaster Leslie and Eddy Barnidge. were callers at our office on the 24th. Airs. Barnidge is a daughter of Capt. and Mrs. Hall and is here on a visit to her parents and Stillwater friends. One of the waiters employed in the officers’ dining-room wants to know if he would be liable to punishment for disobedience of orders if he was told to bring a well cooked steak and it wasn't done. This is such a rare occurrence with waiters who understand their business that it should create no alarm. Mrs. Gordon Davis and Miss Carrie Christen sen, city; Airs. Jay Hall, of Savanna. 111., and H. F. J. Miller, of Peoria. 111,, were escorted about the prison by Asst. Deputy Glennon on the 24th. Mr. Miller and Air. Glennon are old acquaintances, they having worked together, years ago, for the Minn. Thresher Co. Thomas Gordon, sent from Goodhue county to serve a five years’ sentence for forgery, was pa roled last month but immediately broke his pa role by leaving for parts unknown. Prompt measures were taken for his recapture, and Gor don was soon in custody in St. Louis. Deputy Warden Lemon left for St. Louis on the 22nd, and is expected to return with Gordon today. Who can blame the newspaper man for want ing togo into the back yard aud throw stones at his mother-in-law? The following letter, stop ping the paper, was received by a Kansas editor, which is self-explanatory: “I think fokes oteut to spend there niunney fer paypers; me dady dident, and every buddy says lie was the intelligentest man in the Keutry, ami the smeartest family of boize tiiat ever (lugged taters,”— Ex. Hon. J. B. Sutton, state boiler inspector, escorted the following named gentlemen of Minneapolis through tiie prison on the 23rd: J. R. Canterbury, deputy boiler inspector; Dr. C. E. Dutton, Minneapolis health department; Dr. W. H. Hanscom, Minneapolis health de partment; J. H. Hagman, street commissioner; A, McMurchy, N. P. R. RT.; W. G. McMurchy, Minneapolis Times; W. E. Atkins. South Min neapolis Telegram; Messrs. John Nodell, Ed, Johnson, John F. Jelman, Geo. C. Barker and F. C. Rrittain. Editor E. S. Barager, of the Washburn (Wis.) Itcmizer, Mrs. Fred T. Yates, wife of Editor Yates of the Washburn News, Miss Mae Brown. Ashland, Wis., and Mrs. John S. May. city, with Asst. Deputy Glennon as chaperon, ex amined the workings of this industrial colony on the 19th. We would have gladly extended the usual courtesies accorded to visiting editors at tills office, had Mr. Barager introduced himself, but we are sorry to say that lie did not con descend to speak a word to us. Well, ’tis the way of the world to hold aloof from those who are down. 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. The fumes of burning sulphur which per vaded our priiatery last week was suggestive of that place prepared for those who wander from the narrow path of rectitude to the broad, macadamized road of sinful pleasure. On mak ing inquiry, we found that Capt. Alexander had taken this method to drive out the hornets which had made their homes around the edges of the cellhouse ceiling. This reminds us that the Riverside says there are thousands of wasps about the school building, aud mentions the case of a lady officer who was stung by one about midnight and aroused the institution by her frantic screams. Editor Russell says if this hornet racket keeps up they will have to sleep in tin night shirts. Labor Commissioner 1,, (i. Bowers, T. L. Scliurmeier.and Frank Temple, a member of the Board of Brison Managers, held a conference at the capitol on the 24tli. These gentlemen con stitute a special committee to apply tiie new prison labor law. and see that the proper num ber of convicts are employed in tiie different in dustries at St. Cloud and Stillwater. Mr. Schur meier lias been abroad for the greatest part of the summer, and this is why the committee is so late in getting together. Mr. Bowers and Mr. Temple made several efforts to agree on a basis of division, but failed, and concluded to await the return of Mr. Scliurmeier. The ex isting contract at Stillwater will make it im possible to put the law in full force until the fall of 1596. “There are three new coons in town” is the way Keeper Gallagher announced the arrival of three prisoners committed on the indeterminate sentence plan last week. AVe called on them to make their acquaintance and found them slick, cunning looking fellows, who seemed in no way disturbed at what will probably be for them a life sentence. Oue of them has a badly crippled leg. the injury having been received while re sisting capture, but he devoured the food placed before him as voraciously as did his companions. We have never been a believer in hereditary criminality, but, on the contrary, have always contended that environment and training were the factors for good or evil, but we must admit, after a close study of these fellows, that there is something in the theory of criminal inheritance. The prisoners in question are descended from a long line of night prowling marauders, and though quite young they have all the charac teristics indicative of the born criminal. Their commitment to prison was not according to the strict letter of the law, but as they are only ’coons Alanager Temple is willing to assume the responsibility of their detention in prison, and the process of taming their wild nature will be watched with considerable interest. Secretary Hart returned Monday from the meeting of the National Prison association at Denver. The St. Paul meeting of the prison as sociation in 1804 increased the interest of Min nesota in the work. The Minnesota delegation at Denver numbered fifteen, being the largest from any state except Colorado. The delegation included several ladies. AVarden AVolfer’s paper on the “Parole Sys tem in Penitentiaries” was received with great interest, and will probably be issued in pam phlet form, witli Supt. Scott’s paper on the “Parole System.” The Minnesota prison sys tem was highly spoken of by delegates from different states who are familiar witli it. and it was generally conceded that Minnesota is second to no state of the Union in this regard. The parole system has been less successful in some other states than in Minnesota, chiefly because the managers of the Minnesota prison have adhered strictly to the rule, that each case shall be considered strictly on its merits, without admitting outside interference; that the char acter of the applicant, so far as ascertainable, and his fitness to go at large, shall constitute the sole test for parole. Air. Hart visited the new Reformatory which lias just been opened at Hutchinson. Kan. This prison has a remarkably fine plant. The superintendent proposes to visit Minnesota at an early date in order to study the Minnesota plan, for the reason that the conditions in Minnesota come nearer those of Kansas at the present time than those of any other state.— Pioneer Press. State Auditor Dunn has issued warrants for the payment of the expenses for August of the following State institutions; St. Peter Hospital for the Insane—New pump house and boilers,sl,B7B.4B; electric and mechan ical instruments, $53.86; extraordinary improve ments and repairs, $579.95; electric light service and repairing heating plant, $3,115,69; remodel ling closets, ventilation, sewerage, etc., $465.14; current expenses, $14,818.45. Minnesota Institute for Defectives—School for deaf, $318.97; school for the feeble-minded, $4,242.12; school for the deaf, current expenses, $1,511.25; school for the feeble-minded, current expenses. $6,479.82; school for the blind, current expenses, $698.59; building, $968.68; appropria tion for land, $7,875. State Brison—Extra improvements and re pairs, $344.14, hinder twine plant, $180.44; revolv ing fund. $5,320.29; support, $7,893-48. Fergus Falls Hospital for tiie Insane—Build ing cow barn. $91.57; administration building construction, $8,000; chapel and dining-hall con struction. $1,712; woman’s wing construction, $615.25; extraordinary repairs, $242.50; drilling artesian well. $125; current expenses, $13,659.23. Minnesota State Training School—Tools and machinery, $5.02; improvement and repairs, $482.73, workshop and barn, $1,176.60; current expenses, $4,255.21. Rochester State Hospital—Repairs to building, $174.16; cold storage, $2,466.63; extraordinary im provements. $575; current expenses, $12,329.55. Minnesota State Reformatory—Bermanent improvement, $302.30; building and improve ment, $10,501.29; extraordinary improvement and repairs, $162,58; current expenses, $3,347.14. State University—Current expenses, $>,660.27; pay rolls, $4,506.41; histological laboratory, building and equipment, $7,435.58; support of sub stations. $171.10; building and equipment of dining-hall, $5,441,40; building and equipment of dairy-hall, $3,075.91; equipment of sub stations, $63.75; building for sheep, swine and poultry, etc., $1,777.55; insurance, $933.52. The Coming Man Rockaby baby, your mamma has gone; she’s out at the caucus and will be till dawn; she wore papa’s trousers, aud in them looked queer, so hushaby baby, your papa is here. Rockaby baby, your mamma’s a terror, she’s run three conventions, declared for three fellows; she’s great on a straddle, way up on a vote, so lnish aby baby, your papa’s the “goat.” Rockaby baby the dishes are clean, papa’s done scrub bing and put on the beans; your mamma is late, seems always to lag, but heaven help papa, if she comes home witli a jag. So rockaby baby, I’m glad you can't talk, for papa got lonesome and went for a walk; lie was met by a widow—a regular “dream,” your papa’s a dandy, but not of the “scream.” So hushaby baby, for ilirting’s no sin, your daddy was tempted, she tickled his chin; she was so plump, and so pretty, so neat and so trim, so hushaby baby, your dad’s in the swim.—Ex. Not Even One. Mademoiselle Rachel, the celebrated trage dienne, once had an experience which was both amusing and provoking. She received a note, in excellent French, requesting her to give a reading at the house of a man of high rank in London; the note was from the nobleman him self, and as tiie terms lie off ered were more than liberal, Mademoiselle Rachel promptly accepted. She had not proceeded far with her reading, when she realized from tiie anxious or blank expression on the face of almost every 'person in the audience that there was no one present wlio comprehended Frencli to a sufficient de gree to enjoy her reading. She consoled her self. however, with the idea that her host understood her, and did her best. When tiie reading was over, the nobleman approached her and said, gravely: “Mademoiselle, my guests have had a great advantage over me this evening. They have had tiie happiness of hearing as well as seeing you. I, alas, mademoiselle, had not the pleas ure; I am as deaf as a post!”—Youth’s Com panion. A Secret of Success. Charles Dickens the younger, writing in the “North American Review ” says of his father: “Whatever he did he put his whole heart into, and did as weli as ever he could. Whether it was for work or for play, he was always in earnest. Painting the scenes for a toy theatre, dancing Sir Roger de Coverly at a children's party, gravely learning the polka from ills little daughters for a similar entertainment, walking, riding, picnicking, amateur acting, public read ing, or the every day hard work of his literary life—it was all one to him. Whatever lay nearest to his hands at the moment had to be done thoroughly. Speaking through the mouth of David Copperfield my father described his own way of life with perfect accuracy when he said: “ T never could have done what I have done, without the habits of punctuality, order and diligence, without the determination to con centrate myself on one object at a time, no matter how quickly its successor should come upon its heels. Heaven knows I write this in no spirit of self-laudation. My meaning simply is that whatever 1 have tried to do in life I have tried with all my heart to do well; that what ever l have devoted myself to, I have devoted myself to completely; that in great aims and in small I have always been thoroughly in earnest. Never to put one hand to anything on which 1 could throw my whole self, and never to affect depreciation of my work, whatever it was, I find now to have been my golden rules.’ ” Pensioners of the Late War. Soldiers of the late war that survive are scattered all over the world. The records show that we have two pensioners in Algiers; three in the Argentine Republic, in South America; twenty-five in Australia; twenty-one in Austria- Hungary; one in the Azores islands; thirteen in Belgium; four in the Bermudas; one has wan dered to Brazil; seventeen have found refuge in British Columbia; two are at present located in Bulgaria; four live in Central America: six in Chili; eight have found homes in China; three are living in Costa Rica; five are in Cuba; Den mark has more than her share, there being twenty-four of our soldiers now located there; one has straggled to Egypt; one to the Fiji islands; France is well provided, having fifty six of our civil veterans; Guatemala has one; sixteen are at present engaged in upholding the republic at Hawaii; three are braving the yellow fever in Honduras; one is on Greenland’s icy mountains; three are pacing India’s coral strand; Italy has twenty-five; nine are living In the dominion of the mikado; Corea has one; Liberia has two; two are living in Malta; two in Mauritius; fifty-eight in Mexico; ten in the Netherlands; four in New Zealand; three in Nicaragua; thirty-six close by the glaciers of Norway; six have found homes in Peru; one lives in Portugal; five are residents of the republic of Columbia; one has somehow or other got to Roumania; three are living in the land of the czar; two in Siam; one in the island where Napoleon breathed his last, and one in the island where he was born; one in the Society islands; one in the South African republic; seven in Spain; thirty-four in Sweden; seventy seven, in the republic of Switzerland; four in the land of the Turk; one in Uruguay; nine in the West Indies. 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