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THURSDAY, .lanimry ‘J:i. ISIW
PRISON OFFICIALS.
MANAGERS.
KHWIN ih;n.n. President. - - - - Ryota.
JOHN K. NOURISH. ------ Hastings.
jas. 8. o brikn. ------ Stillwater.
F. w. TKMI’I.K. ----- Blue Earth City.
M. o. HA1.1,. - -- -- -- -- Duluth.
RESIDENT OFFICIALS.
JIBNKY VVOLKKIt. - - - - - - Warden.
F, H. LEMON, ----- Deputy Warden.
K. A. OBRIEN. - - -- -- - - Clerk.
B. J. MERRILL. ------- Physician
MISS MARY MCKINNEY, - - - Matron
F, H. ALBERT. - - Protestant Chaplain
OHA Hl.ks CORCORAN, - - Catholic chaplain
PRISON AGENT.
FRANK WHITTIER ----- St. Paul
( HI Ki ll NOTICES.
Prison Chapel.
Services in the Prison Chapel at icon o clock
every Sunday morning. Protestant and
Catholic services every alternate Sunday.
Rev. .1. H. Ai.RK.RT and Rev. Fr. Corcoran
chaplains.
Methodist Episcopal
Third street. opposite Pittman House. Uev.C. A.
Chkssv . pastor. Services at lo:3iia. ni.and
7 ran p. m. Sunday School at 1? m. .Innior
league at 4:oo p. m. Epwoith league at «•;.«»
p. in. Prayer meeting. Wednesday evening
at 7 -.no. Pastor's class in Bible Study, Friday
eveuing at 7 Ladies' Bible Circle, Friday
at 3:00 (i. in. Mrs. S. B. Slocumb. teacher.
Pastor's residence, r.ga N. Second street.
Grace Congregational
Corner r.tli and leurel streets. Rev. .1. H.
Aii.KiM. pastor. Sunday services, preach
ing io::io a. m. and 7:45 p. in. Sunday School
ii:4s a. m. Junior Endeavor 3:<n) p. m.
Ciiristian Kndeavor «:30 m. Children's
Mission Baud the second Sunday of each
mouth at p. m. Midweek and Prayer
meetings. Wednesdays 7:45 p. m. Ladies]
Aid Societv. Thursdav afternoons. Ladies'
Missionary’ Society, the last Friday of each
month.
Local and Qeneral.
Good. Advice.
[ ;V' :!(-• the J.;ffeison City Coutie’ t>y <■ Co'".i" ;r
the Missouri Penitentiary, j
O. never --ay die, it’s all in my eye
For a fellow in prison to mope:
Hold up your head high and heave not a sigh.
While there is such a blessing as hope.
Old Time’s on the wing and a message lte’l
bring
I hat'll (ill your heart o’er with cheer:
Then do not despair, but banish all care.
And melancholy will soon disappear
And when once you are free—take waniin;
from me
in rn o'er a new leal in life's book:
Just grapple and stick to the spade and th
pick,
i'hey’re more Mire than the tools of tli
crook.
Stealing gold and such stuff is unite eas
enough.
With no art about it at all:
Yet not one out of ten keeps out of the pen.”
Nay! ninety and nine doth fall.
Patients being treated in hospital, s.
Average school attendance during the weet
148.
Prisnii population Jan. yard. Male-, 45!
females.
There will lie a song service in the prise
chapel next Sunday.
Deputy l . 8. Marshal Sheehan w as a caller at
the prison on the, 18th.
Prisoners received during: the week ending
Jan. gard. •">. Discharged, (j.
M. A. Thou. Stillwater’s popular tailor, was a
ealler at our office yesterday.
t.rade standing .lau. ‘23rd: First grade. :i2ii: j
second grade. 121: third grade. 10.
<;uard Stilkey aud a crew of men have been j
cutting and storing ice during the week past.
A. M. Erickson, of Hector. Minn., was shown
about the prison by Supt. Hanlon on rite 2lst.
Sarah Williams was received at the prison on j
the gist to serve one year for arson in the third j
degree.
James K. McKelvy. -lierit! of Stearns county.
w r as among the number of visitors at tlie prison
oil the 31st.
“This i< what I call capital punishment." said ;
the hoy who was shut up in a closet with the,
preserves.—S<hith \Vest.
N. Itrotison. formerly foreman of the ma
chine shop of the Minn. Thresher Co., was a
caller at our shop on tlie 17th.
Kdward Williams was received at tile prison
on the 2!st to serve a nine months’ sentence for
grand larceny in the second degree.
Senator Howard, ol Minneapolis. Miler Hor
ton, of St. Paul. aud State Treasurer Koenier
were visitors at the prison on the ldth.
Ex-State Treasurer Joseph Bobleter. of St.
Paul. Henry .1. Cjertsen and T. (iuldhraudsen,
of Minneapolis, were guests oi Warden Wolfer
the 17th.
i-A-l'nited States Marslial William Campbell
aud the Misses <!race Harriet and Anna Irene
Campbell, of St. Paul, were visitors at the prison
on the isth.
John Bernstein was received on the Isth.
The C. S. government will pay his board bill at
lhi< institution for thirteen months. Crime,
forging money order.
The rooms in this famous hotel are rapidly
tilling up. and those who contemplate spending
the summer at this lakeside resort would do
well to engage rooms early in the season.
Sheritt Samlv McDonald, of Faribault Co.,
brought in two prisoners on the 17th. Mark
Campbell and Samuel A. (ireen. who will each
serve two years and six months for the crime of
grand larceny in the second degree.
The situations in which men frequently find
themselves in dreamland was well illustrated
by an Irishman, who, when recently relating a
remarkable dream he had had, remarked:
“Then I thought I was walking about naked,
wid me hands in me pockets.”—London Tit Bits.
The Mirror had a call on the loth from
William Hall, captain of the night watch,
and his niece, Mrs. Hattie Kelly, of Chippewa
Falls, Wis„ who is visiting Mr. Hall’s family.
Mrs. Kelly was formerly a resident of Stillw ater,
but this is her lirst visit to Stillwater in tweuty
iour years, and the many changes that have
been made, especially in and about the prison,
were a groat surprise to her.
The boys who have been employed tor several ,
months past by the Union Shoe and Leather!
company have been laid oft indefinitely, which j
is to be regretted, as many of them were anx
ious to learn a trade. Besides, it will be im
possible for many *>i them t<> get other employ- 1
merit at this time of year.
One of the female prisoners slipped oil the j
highly polished floor at the female department j
building last Saturday and broke her arm. She :
walked the floor of the f emale hospital ward all j
that night and begged to be allowed to go to
chapel services on Sunday as she did not want ;
to stay alone, she not only went to chapel. \
carrying iier broken arm in a sling, but lias been
working about the department ever since. j
How’s that for grit?—Lansing (Kam i News.
A wellknown lawyer on circuit in the north ol
England, curious to know how a certain jury- ;
man arrived at his verdict, meeting him one day
ventured to ask: "Well.” replied lie. "I'm a
plain man and 1 like to bo fair to every one. I
i don't go by what the witnesses say. 1 don’t go
by what the lawyers say. and 1 don't go by what
the judges say: but 1 look at the man in the
1 dock and say. 'He must have done something or
! he wouldn’t have been there.’ so 1 bring them
; all in guilty.'’—Pearson’s Weekly .
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 be allowed the privilege by
complying with the following rule: Send to this
! office your uame. register ami cell number, also
full address of the person to whom you desire to
I have The Mirror sent. l>o 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.
"This.” said the able citizen as he looked over
| the columns of his home paper, "is what 1 call
a spicy sheet: it seems to be absolutely fearless.
1 and whenever it sees the head of a wrong doer.
|it gives that head a crack. Such a paper illus
i trates the true mission of journalism; it is not
j only to educate the masses, but to protect tlic
masses from dishonest people hello! What?
The blamed paper <ays l am utterly unlit for
i the office to which J aspire. Now of all the
! d—it reeking, rotten and reprehensible newspa
! pers in the universe, this is the worst. 1 nevei
j want to see the scurrilous sheet in the boost
I again, and now I am going to knock a sliouldei
i blade out of that gas-fed editor.- Lincoln >N. D.
! Journal.
Sav. did y>u ever get coni used over the direr
: tioiis when in a strange place? 1 have. Thii
I i will occasionally happen to the brightest ol us
T<> prove that this is true. 1 cite you an inci
dent that happened right nere in Benson oi
last Friday. Henry Wolier. warden of tin
state prison at Stillwater, was in town sellinj
: , binding twine for that institution. He arrlvei
«n the early morning east-bound train, took ;
s few hours rest al the Hotel Columbia am
, ! hustled out early so as to finish bis business am
| proceed eastward at i:4o v. m. Well, be finish*
f , his business all right, took dinner, went ore
to the depot and got <>n the train. When tli
; “con ' came along the Warden produced hi
mileage book and called Sr. Paul. '1 be eondue
! or informed him that lie would find it a lon
trip to St. Paul if tie kept on in that direction
j for. do you know, he was on tlie west-boun
| train. He got oft at the water tank and walke
i hack to town ami determined to brush up a lilt
1 in his geography, and i would not be surprise
to see bis name enrolled as an attendant at tl
II ! night school at the prison. Swift Co. Monitor.
0 i)c\ilt<.uk|i.lo\.
1 he usual lortuightly meeting ol the Pierian
Circle was held last Sunday, the roll-call show
ing an attendance of thirty-four members. Fol
lowing is the program :
Solo and chorus.
Carry Me Back to Old Virginm . Pierian Quartet
Paper.
Why We Ship our Cold. Class A
Paper.
Hop Picking .class c
Paper.
Life on the Laramie Plains. class D
Song.
Nearer My Cod to Thee Pierian Quartet
Paper.
: Variation of Thought. Class A
Poem 'original.
; “What the old Black Turkey Said the Day
• After Thanksgiving” .. .Class F
The Critic, reviewed the papers in his usual
* considerate manner, after an informal diseus
j sion and the circulation of the question box the
! meeting adjourned.
B. H. M . D.
fill- SPANISH POWER IN AMERICA
Paper Head by Member of class L.j
From tin: conquest of C ran ad a. cementing the
union of Castile and Aragon, dates the rise of
modern Spanish power. In the ten years’w T ar
ending in the exile of Boabdil K 1 Chico and the
destruction of his Moorish kingdom, was horn
that spirit of adventure, love of <trife and eager-
ness for dominion that subsequently ingrained
the Spanish character. In the exultation fol
lowing the close of centuries of intermittent
warfare, with a tierce infidel foe. came Colum
bus’ marvelous tale of the discovery of a new
world in the west. Accepted by the people as a
gift from heaven to crown the eventful reign of
Ferdinand and Isabella, and wreathe their
memory with a halo of glory, there sprang up
that daring reckless band of explorers whose
conquests were to make the Spanish power in
the sixteenth century the most dreaded on
earth. All pursuits were abandoned, all ties
broken in the wild desire to search for the
golden prizes which the exaggerations of ro
mance planted in the enchanted lauds of the
west. In the wake of Velasquez. Leon. Cortez
and the other pioneers of Spain, followed the
brightest minds, proudest cavaliers and tiie
hardiest set of adventurers that ever poured
forth from ttiat martial land. Controlled by all
the superstition and bigotry of the age. and im
bued with a curious mixture of war and religion,
they enslaved and butchered the natives with
the erucilix in one hand, the sword in the other.
And, on the scenes of their bloodiest work, they
invoked the sweetest litanies and tenderest
emotions of Christianity as sponsors to their
deeds. Possessing, by right of discovery or con
quest. the major portion of the fairest regions
of the new world the prospect held out to Spain
was, in extent and resources, the grandest ever
vouchsafed to a nation. Pnlike tlieir Freneli
and English rivals on the north the Spaniards
dreamed but of gold. Agriculture, commerce
and every element necessary for a substantial i
foundation on which to erect true colonial j
strength, was neglected in the hunt for the'
precious metals. From the Rockies to the j
Andes whole races were enslaved to toil for the j
gold and silver that was to fill Europe with :
religious dissension and war. During the reign j
of Philip IL, the most cruel bigot that ever sat !
on a European throne, Spain reached the zenith j
of her power. With the wealth exacted from
America was built up that gigantic despotism. :
half military, half ecclesiastical that could •
prompt Catherine dc’ Medici to advocate the St.
Bartholomew massacres and the assassination
of Coligny, and send a red-handed Alva to tin*
Netherlands armed with all tlit* merciless ,
enginery of sacerdotal impiisition to torture
thousands for conscience’s sake. With the de-,
feat of the Annada sent against Elizabeth, the I
success of the plain of William the Silent and j
subsequent rise of the Dutch republic. Spanish 1
power began to wane. In America the gather
ing strength of France and England began to ;
overshadow the southern terrorism of the ,
haughty Castilian, and the close of the French j
and Indian war found Spain’s hold on America!
resting solely on the prestige of the past. The]
close of the Napoleonic struggles left Spain, as i
a direct result of the Peninsular campaign, one
of the most weakened states in Europe, and in
poor condition to cope with the storm of rebell
lion that now burst in America. With the suc
j cess of the English colonies as an example.
| Spanish America, from the Sabine to the
! Pampas, under the leadership of Simon Bolivar
! and Juarez, rose in revolt, and.despite the moral
j aid extended Spain by the Holy Alliance, tnain
j tained the struggle that resulted in the expul
sion of tlie Spaniard from bis long misruled
| possessions. Of all her vast dominions the one
active friend that Spain found in her hour of
universal rebellion, was Cuba, and Cuba alone.
With a loyalty born of faithfulness she adhered
i to the mother country with a steadfastness of
] purpose that gained for her the poetic appella
! tiou of “Ever faithful isle.” As the mentor of
j her cause and the "friend in need.” Cuba earned
the unalloyed gratitude of the Spanish heart.
I But Cuba's reward was the ever present specter
iof the despoiler and tax gatherer. Driven from
J the continent, and the prey on which she had so
! long feasted. Spain seemed to concentrate all
| her powers ot oppression in a plunderous career
j of robbery and misrule on Cuba, the parallel of
' which must he sought for in the annals of
; Asiatic Satrapies. Hi isus the wronged island,
j writhing under the fash of her heartless task
| master, began her decade of struggle for liberty
! which, though unsuccessful, developed the
patriotic qualities that is yet to burst her bonds.
’ In this war were enacted the most shocking
barbarities ever perpetrated <>n any people of
tlie western hemisphere. With \ almaseda. the
! feted and petted of Madrid, as chief butcher,
j unfortunate cuoa. was subjected to scenes of
carnage and rapine rivalling in atrocity the
darkest deeds the Mongol hordes of Cengliis
i Khan. Tlie closing years of the nineteenth
j century finds Spain again struggling with rebell
| ion. Again tlie Cuban worm lias turned and
again is heard tlie dismal story of the vandal
i warfare of the Spaniard. In her present light
j for freedom Cuba is encouraged by tin* sym
, I pathy of all; but. as yet, the succor of none.
: Just now it is fashionable to wish Cod-speed to
] ; the Cubans, it is also considered good form to
sympathize with the Armenians and urge on
the European powers to chastise tlie Turkish
I j government. Armenia, has the distance that
I lends enchantment. Cuba the familiarity that
, : breeds contempt: is the butchering of womei
I and defenseless prisoners in Matanzas h-s:
, i culpable than the massacre of Armenians ii
: Sassoon? Is the cut of the machete of tin
ruffians, under Carrillo, more soothing, than tin
] sabre thrusts of tlie Kurils, under a Turk Is 1
pasha? To the people of the Lnited States i:
presented the question of action or inditlerenci
in the Cuban situation. Related, as it is. geo
graphically and commercially the deplorable
plight of the “Hem of the Antilles” gives us an
interfering interest to the extent of demanding
the immediate restoration of Cuba to normal
conditions and one which the diplomatic quib
bles of international obligation l ' should not )>t
permitted to obstruct. Why Have we not tin
same right that of humanity- to send a douhh
turreted monitor to Havana to compel peace
that Europe has to concentrate a fleet at tin
entrance of the Dardanelles and threaten Con
tn. it > Tim woiiwi ruriit
that caused England and France t<> join hands ,
in the Crimean war. that prompted Spain her-j
sell into a hasty recognition of the Southern j
Confederacy, that moved Beaconsiiehi to mass
British power at Malta in the Kusso-Turko war.
that sends Russia meddling in the affairs of Hie .
< irient. should impel the Cnited States to abate
the nuisance that has so long polluted the free
air of our south-eastern shores. In her treat
ment of Cuba. Spain studies the lessons of
American history with little care. She refuses
to learn that England had her Washington.
France a Totissaint l/Ouvertiire. she herself a
Bolivar ami her own cruel exactions ha< pro
duced the stormy spirit that will sound thedeath
kuell of her rule. Conceit ed in avarice, born in
cruelty, nourished on arrogance and reared with
a selfish disregard <>f the rights of the governed.
Spanish power in America has ever been the
i quintessence of the childish query: “How big
was Alexander, pa. that people call him great’?”
Stripped of her romance and viewed unmasked
in the light of modern intelligence. Spain stands
- as the embodiment of incapacity, an anomaly on
! this hemisphere and a. hack number of civiliza
tion. In the career of Spain we read the im
mutable law of fate that wrong shall not prosper,
and that grimly aud inexorable the swift hand
: of retribution shall follow the woes of the
i victim. Every dollar wrung from Cuba has been
! repaid l»y a tear drawn from Spain. Every
| stripe laid on the hacks of Pueblos undoing the
work of the gentle Franciscan fathers was hut a
j link in tlie chain that finally encompassed the
destruction of the tyrant. The immolation of a
Peruvian Inca, tlie treachery with the Montezu
inas and tlie brutalities practised on tlie Aztecs
i were but chapters in the events that caused
America to know Spain no more forever.
The Deacon’s Unfortunate Blunder.
: The curate of a country church had two
I notices to give out. and did so, properly enough,
jin the following manner: “I am requested to
: announce that the new hymn-hook will be used
1 for the first time in this church Sunday next.
I and I am requested to call attention to tlie delay
! which often takes place in bringing children
| to be baptized; they should be brought on
j the earliest day possible. This is particularly
| impressed on mothers who have young babies.”
“And for the information of those who have
none,” added a deacon in gentle, kindly tones,
aud who. being deaf, had only heard tlie first
announcement. “I may state that, if wished,
they can he obtained on application in the
vestry immediately after tlie service today.
Limp ones, one shilling each; with stiff backs,
two shillings.”—Minneapolis Journal.
TOO MUCH STOCK
I find in taking stock that I have too much on hand, and in order to
reduce the same 1 will give special inducements for cash. During the
NEXT THIRTY DAYS
the following prices will prevail.
350.UU Suits for 543.00 Suits tor ».10.00
*3.00 “ “ 40.00 »>.UO “ '•&>**>
*O.OO “ “ 35.00 •_*•'>.( k i “ *• -'dto
The beauty of this is. that I have not a poor piece of cloth in the
shop, and my sole purpose in giving my customers this reduction
is to MAKE ROOM for my extensive line of
* * * SPRING GOODS * *' *
! which will be complete in every way. and will illustrate the latest
I styles and novelties in the market.
jf&trT" Don t forget, tlio place. ‘
Ml THAN \ 537 No. Second St.
. A. IIIU W , / Stillwater, Minn.
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