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THURSDA Y, August 27, 1806. PRISON OFFICIALS. MANAGERS. JAS. S. O'BRIEN, President - - Stillwater EDWIN DUNN. - - -- -- -- Eyota JOHN F. NORRISH. ------ Hastings 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 J. H. albert, - - - Protestant Chaplain CHARLES CORCORAN, - - Catholic chaplain PRISON AGENT. F. A. WHITTIER - ----- St. Paul. 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. m.and 7:30 p. in. Sunday School at 12 m. Junior League at 4:00 p. m. Epworth League at 6:30 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. 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. ni. Sunday School 11:45 a. m. Junior Endeavor 3:00 p. m. Christian Endeavor 6:30 p. in. Children’s 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. Local and Qer\eral-. By the way she keeps pouting and stamping her foot The old woman in her is not dead; She'll never be happy until she can put Her bloomers on over her head. —Madison Lake Mirror. Patients undergoing treatment in hospital. 3. Prison population Aug. 27th: Males, 451; females, 3. Governor Clough has designated Sept, 7th as Labor Day. Deputy Warden Lemon visited Du luth Monday on oflicial business. Prisoners received during the week ending Aug. 27th, 0. Discharged, 4. When most of us get a chance to see her the new woman will be old, very old. Grade standing Aug. 27th: First grade, 333; second grade, 111; third grade, 10. The twine exhibit left on Tuesday for the State Fair grounds in a gayly decorated car. The “downtrodden masses” are al ways with us, and so are the politi cians who love them so dearly. The armature for the dynamo, that was being repaired at St. Paul, arrived Monday and has been placed in posi tion. When a man gets arrested it is won derful how people remember all the bad points in his past and forget the good ones. Keeper Murphy’s wife and children returned home Monday from a seven weeks visit to friends in West Superior and Duluth. The police never seem.to think that if everybody obeyed the laws they would soon be out of a job for the want of some one to watch. Monday evening the entire force of prison officers were photographed in front of the solitary, thus enriching the world of art with another galaxy of beauties. The greenhouse has received from Supt. Houlton, of the St. Cloud re formatory, twenty rose bushes of the tea rose , hyber tea , hermosa and hyber perpetual varieties. Miss Waller’s singing last Sunday was a rare treat to the inmates. For vocal control, beauty of modulation and sweetness of tone, her singing was the finest heard in the chapel for many a day. There are many crack-brained idiots in this world who are entitled to be designated by that highly euphonious slang appellation “chump.” But the grand capital prize chump is the one who will leave a place of this kind af ter several years detention, knowing little or nothing of his future and ig norant of the changes that have tran spired in the world during his absence, and then proceed to blow in the few dollars that jingle in his pockets in or der to make a good fellow of himself with his brother chumps, whom he happens to meet in his travels. Mr. A. Burkhard and wife, the Miss es Norma and Eleanor Smith of To peka, Kan., aid Mrs. G. Herman and Wm. Burkhard. < f St. Paul, conducted by Assistant Deputy Warden Glennon, made a sightseeing tour of the prison on the 24th. Messrs. .T. E. Rogers and James Hus band, of Waggoner, 111., escorted by Steward Benner visited the institution on the 20th. While inspecting The Mirror office mysteries, Mr. Husband gladdened the editor's heart with a sil ver dollar for a year's subscription, the first 16 to 1 token gathered in for a month. When the engine-room boys have nothing else to do they pick up a piece of iron, convert it into a cylinder, and, with the aid of an old gas pipe and a few discarded bolts, soon have a full fledged steam engine of about one cat power ready for business. What them fellows don’t know about thermo-dy namics is not in the books. The Stillwater Gazette does not seem to be very greatly affected by the hard times. Travelers from the outside world tell flattering tales of the suc cess that has attended its career. A brand new building is the latest luxury it has indulged in. Always newsy, fair and impartial, the Gazette’s popu larity and success are well merited. The Chautauqua circle is rapidly be coming famous, judging by the com ments of our exchanges on their work. The last issue of the Banner of Gold, one of the most extensively circulated periodicals in the United States, reproduces in full one of the papers recently read before the circle. This should be an encouragement to the members to more closely apply them selves to the required studies and read ings. Keeper McFall returned Saturday from the dedication of the Sioux mon ument at Fort Ridgely, near New Ulm, one of the most historic places in the northwest. Mr. McFall is a sur vivor of the gallant hand that defend ed Fort Ridgely against a vastly su perior force uf Indians during the Sioux raid in 1862, which culminated in the New Ulm massacre, the blood iest in the history of Indian warfare. The battle in and around Fort Ridge ly was the last attempt of the red man to regain his native soil and drive out the whites; the forlorn hope of a dying race. Mr. McFall, in common with the remaining survivors, received a bronze medal presented by the state. On the face side is Fort Ridgely as it stood before the siege. The inscrip tion “Defender of Fort Ridgely, Pre sented by the State of Minnesota,” with the name of the survivor, is on the re verse side. Mr. McFall reports the dedication as being very successful though tinged with the sad memories that all such gatherings bring. Chapel Services. Rev. J. H. Albert conducted services in the chapel last Sunday. The exer cises were enlivened by the presence of Miss Bess Waller, of Chippewa Falls, Wis., who favored the congregation with two solos. The anthem “Though Your Sins be as Scarlet” was sung by the choir, after which Miss Waller sang “The Holy City.” The chaplain invoked divine blessing, which was followed by Miss Waller singing “Jerusalem” and the congregation joining in the hymn “Let The Savior In.” The chaplain took his text from I. Corinthians, xm. 13. “And now abideth faith, hope, charity, these three; but the greatest of these is charity.” Faith, hope and charity are the means, inspiration and ends of life. On these rest all that is good, elevating and sublime in human life; all that it longs for, all that ennobles it. Chris tianity breathes their spirit, in its every doctrine its every struggle and every triumph. They are interwoven in the thoughts, desires and ambitions of men; they are the ties that binds man to man and earth to heaven. Faith is the moving spirit, the inspi ration of life that guides man in his duty to God and his fellow-men. It is the underlying moral force that unites all agencies in common order, that smooths the irregularities and discords of life in uniformity with the ideas and principles of human existence that have had their growth, development and influence in the slow evolutionary process that have marked the progress of religion and civilization. The busi ness man conducts his enterprises with faith in his associates and the proven principles of trade, with a reliance on his own capabilities and confidence in ultimate success. The mechanic, the miner, the sailor, the professional man, in fact every member of human so ciety must guide their undertakings with faith in each other, free from doubt and strangers to suspicion. Hope is trust in faith, with desire and expectation. We may desire something without expecting it, and we may ex pect without desiring. Often we ex pect without wishing for what the expectation may bring, as its nature may be such as to render it baneful. When both desire and expectation are present we have hope. Hope is what buoys our spirits, cheers us in trouble and raises our thoughts to a higher and nobler realization of our mission on earth and reward of immortality. Without hope there is nothing to live for, nothing to strive for, nothing to expect. As the mother leans over her dying child it is hope that comforts her when she strokes the feverish brow; the hope that her darling will yet live. When the last vestige of earthly hope is gone, there yet remains the hope that looks upward to grander and purer things, free from sorrow, trials and failures to exhilarate the soul with bright anticipations. As we understand the word, charity is giving, but in its biblical sense it im plies love. In translating the scrip tures from the original tongues into English, charity and love were found to be nearly if not quite synonymous, but the lapse of centuries has widened the meaning. Charity is not always a virtue. It may be a mistaken act of kindness. Bestowed indiscriminately it will do more harm than good, by fos tering dependence and idleness. But love has no limits to its sweep or ven om in its tokens. It soars above hu man desires and passions and brings the soul into communion with its Maker and Judge to present faith sealed with hope. Blot out every tri umph of civilization, every truth of science, every axiom of philosophy, ev ery tenet of religion, every human vir tue, but leave faith, hope and charity, and every quality that adorns the mor al nature would return to re-assert their sway. After the chaplain's discourse, which was well received, the congregation sang the gospel hymn “My Redeemer.” Benediction then followed,thus ending services. AMERICA FOR AMERICANS l Paper Head by Member of Class A. ] It is an old saying that “distance lends enchantment to the view.” This, being true, accounts for the large num ber of articles in our newspapers and magazines on foreign subjects, and the tendency of men to be interested there in. There truly is a charm and an in terest around and about the old gray castles and the hills ar.d valleys of the Orient, whose people have been writ ing history upon them for centuries. But Americans have been making history for America the past four hun dred years, and making it at a rate un precedented in other lands. From the day the first settler landed on our eastern shores, the people became Americans—American as distinguished from European. From the landing of the Puritans to the Revolutionary War, the people were seeking a free dom denied them elsewhere; and how r they at last won it is known to all. And in winning their freedom many were the places made historical and sacred to the heart of every Amer ican. What inspiring thoughts are awak ened by Bunker Hill, White Plains and Trenton, by Monmouth and by Yorktown! Next our own fathers take up the cause of freedom and unity, and the most dire conflict in the his tory of the world is waged for four years, and again right asserts itself. What monuments for us to reverence with awe, are Bull Run, Chattanooga and Missionary Ridge? How else can we think of the Wilderness, of Fred ericksburg and of Getteysburg? All these, and many more, can but impress the truth that America has a history; that Americans have a history, and one of which to be proud. No nation on the globe can boast of such advance ment in growth and prosperity, as has marked the last one hundred and twen ty years in America. Nowhere else do we find under any government natural resources so convenient and in such abundance. Our American Govern ment, the noblest on earth, launched upon the world by such men as AVash ington, Adams, Jefferson and Hamil ton, is the one we should support and for such support we receive full value in making us citizens under it. And to be a true citizen of his na tive land or his adopted country is the highest aim of every right thinking man. Let all in this broad land be Americans, ready to sing its praises and to fight its battles; whether we be in the North or the South, in the East or the West, still are we in our own country, and under one flag. The same M. A. THON, SOMETHING ENTIRELY NEW that will aid his patrons greatly in making selections of suitings. He recently received a very fine line of SPRING and SUMMER GOODS, and a day or two ago purchased a set of “CRYSTAL PLATES/’ showing suits as they appear after they are made up. These plates are something entirely new, and a decided novelty. Mr. Thon invites all his friends and patrons to call and see them, and feels assured that they will be pleased. Gleaning and Repairing Neatly 237 No. Second St. flag which waved over Washington and Jefferson, over Grant and Lincoln and Garfield, today floats over Cleveland, McKinley and Bryan, over me and you. Thirty-three years ago there was a North and a South; today some politi cians would lead us to believe there is an East and West; that the West and South must wrench from the East its supposed power. But November 4th will show that the majority rule and our country is here and all true citizens are still Americans. Let every one speak a good word for his country, and make not light of things and places therein, simply be cause they are not old and weather beaten, aristocratic and historical. How many we see who ape the foreigner simply because he is a foreigner and has a coat of arms ? How many Amer ican girls make brilliant (?) matches with dukes and counts—brilliant, sim ply for the reason their papa’s have the money to make it so? Perhaps we should envy the dukes, certainly we should pity the girls. They could get better husbands among us—don't you think so? and we could take care of their millions too. We have no titled lords in this free country. But we have men. AVe have no kings and princes to pay homage to; no long line of ancestry to pride ourselves upon. But we have all the great and good men of the nation to honor today, and we have our Adams’ and Jefferson’s, our AVebster’s and Calhoun's, our Grant’s, Sherman's and Blaine's, and our one AVashington! No massive piles of stone mark where old castles once stood in Amer ica; but fair cities and rich states, from the rocky coast of Maine to the Golden Gate; from Duluth to New Orleans, tell how well our fore fathers laid the foundations of this nation, and how well their sons have builded upon them, lor ay my song shall be, “My Country ‘Tis of Thee, Sweet Land of Liberty, Of Thee I Sing.” Personal. Fkek— 64-page medical reference book to any person afflicted with any special, chronic or deli cate disease peculiar to their sex. Address the leading physicians and surgeons of the United States, Dr. Hathaway & Co., 70 Dearborn street, Chicago. Newspapers in the Campaign In the present campaign, the newspapers will be the greatest of educators, in teaching the voters of the land the proper way to view the political questions of the day. The Republic, of St. Louis, is without doubt the most able in structor published on the Democratic side, as it explains in almost every issue, by editorial or learned article why the mass of the people should vote for the Democratic Presidential candidate. In addition, it prints all the news of the ('oings of both parties and all the speeches of states men. The Republic is only $6 a year, $1.50 for 3 months, or 65 c»nts a month by mail. Semi- Weekly Republic SI.OO a year. Standing of the Clubs Up to Aug. 26th. WESTERN LEAGUE Won. Lost. Pet. Minneapolis 67 39 632 Indianapolis 63 41 606 Detroit 62 45 579 St. Paul 62 47 569 Kansas City 54 51 514 Milwaukee 50 62 446 Columbus 39 73 348 Grand Rapids 38 77 330 NATIONAL LEAGUE. Won. Lost. Pet. Baltimore 70 33 680 Cincinnati 69 35 663 Cleveland 64 38 627 Chicago 61 46 570 Pittsburg 57 46 553 Boston 57 47 548 Brooklyn 47 55 461 Philadelphia 48 57 457 New York 48 57 457 Washington 40 62 392 St. Louis 33 70 320 Louisville 26 74 260 Hoke Smith, Secretary of the In terior, has resigned. Ex-Governor Francis of Missouri has been appoint ed by President Cleveland to fill the position. The Leading Merchant Tailor in This City, is Again at the Front With and Promptly Done. Stillwater, Minn. CHICAGO BAKERY and^TA K ESTAU RAN T, IS THE PLACE TO GO WHEN WANTING.... fiOC AND (far)di^<?. MEALS At All Hours. CIIAS. HEITMAN, Proprietor. 241 South Main Street, Next to Opera House, STILLWATER, MINN. * JAMES McINTOSH & Co. 9 MANUFACTURES AND JOBBERS IN * * * * * \ Teas, Goffees & Spices, FLAVORING EXTRACTS, BAKING POAVDER AND GROCERS’ SUNDRIES. ill AVashington ave. No. Tki.kvhone MINNEAPOLIS 1015. MINN. 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