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THURSDAY, January US, 1«»7. PRISON OFFICIALS. MANAGERS. JAS. s. o'bkikn. President - - Stillwater HR) WIN DUNN, - - -- -- - _ Kyota JOHN F. NOURISH. ------ Hastings F. W. TEMPLE, ----- Blue Earth City M. O. HALL. - -- -- - - -- Duluth REBIDENT OFFICIALS. HENRY WOLFER. - - - - - - Warden F. H. LEMON, ----- Deputy Warden GEO. BIX BY. - - - - -- -- 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, ( HI IK K NOTICES. Prison Chapel. Services in the Prison Chapel at :»:uo o'clock every Sunday morning. Protestant and Catholic services every alternate Sunday. Rev. J. H. Albert ana Rev. Fr. Corcoran chaplains. Third street, opposite Pittman House. Rev.C. A. Ckessy. pastor. Services at 10:30a. m. and 7:30 p. m. Sunday School at 12 in. Junior League at 4:00 p. m. Epworth league at 0:30 p. ni. 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. teaeher. Pastor’s residence. 523 X. Second street. . 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. in. .Junior Endeavor 3:00 p. m. Christian Endeavor C:3O p. m. Children’s Mission Band the second Sunday of each month at 3:00p. m. Midweek and Prayer meetings, Wednesdays 7:45 p. m. Indies’ Aid Society, Thursday afternoons. Ladies’ Missionary Society, the last Friday of each month. niRKOR -Q ... Keflections. Doan' yoh let yoh sense go strayiu Keep de trouble f’nm yob do': Play de banjo 'stid o' playin' 4—11—44. Patients undergoing treatment in hospital, <i. Average school attendance during the week, 163. Prison population .Tan. 28th: Males 542; females, 4: total, 516. Prisoners received during the week ending Jan. 28th, 9. Discharged, 4. Grade standing Jan. 28th: First grade, 357; second grade. 142: third grade, IT. The bright side to our surroundings is the “outside." All news is good news to the man who receives a respite from the noose. It is never too late to learn that it is too late to do the thing we wanted to do. With some people, the best things in their lives are the things it is well they didn't do. The police are a hard hearted set. The “smoother" a man is. the rougher they handle him. Nature abhors a vacuum, but mau, more charitable than nature, pities the ene in the dude’s head. The way of the ex-convict is hard, but, curiously enough, we are all anxious to travel his rocky road. It is now claimed that blushing is a disease. It would be a God-send to all healthy liars if they could catch it, There is nothing offensive about con ceit until it has the conceit to attempt to make others believe it is wisdom. The trouble with some people is that they have so much pride that there is no room left for common sense and civility. Messrs. Bernard Train or and R. .J. Mcßae, of Graceville, visited the insti tution Monday and were escorted by Supt. Hanlon. Ancestry played a mean trick on posterity when it passed along New York’s “Four Hundred." But ancestry died in doing it. No man is thoroughly reformed until he learns how to advise others without telling how easily he conquered his own bad habits. Some people who attempt to pose as moral reformers are troubled with an uneasy feeling when it is whispered that a detective is near by. The twelve spinners,recently received, are now in operation and will increase the output of twine between two and three thousand pounds daily. We are in receipt of an interesting book entitled “Colorado's Gold Fields,” issued by the Denver Ilocky Mountain Sentinel. The cover is beautifully em bossed in gold letters and there are many fine photo engravings of the mines, mountains and cities of Colo ' rado. The book is well worth the study of anyone interested in Colorado. Methodist Episcopal, Grace Congregational —Washington Star, Lots of people who boast of their conscientiousness wreck their con science in trying to make good their boast. The Typographical Journal has fa vored us with an artistic calendar and with it the advice that in case of lire •‘wring the oflice towel." Confession is good for the soul, for the prosecutors, for the state and in fact for everybody and everything but the man who does the confessing. There are many ways by which we can cure our faults, but the best way is to give them the same attention we give to those of the people we don’t like. Monday morning the mercury was lolly-gagging with the thirty below zero mark and it was chilly, very chilly; almost as chilly as the look of a high school girl. There are various methods of testing memory, but the best is sudden riches. If you can remember your friends af ter coming into possession of a large fortune your memory is good. Those fellows who are convinced that the editor has a snap can enjoy some of the luxurious life of the edito rial position by sitting up in the cold cells these wintry nights writing for the edification of the rest of us. The drain pipe of the laundry froze Monday and caused a partial suspen sion of work in that, department. If you fail to receive your clean clothes this week, you may attribute the cause to the drain pipe, or the weather. No chronic kicker, who values his reputation for making a nuisance of himself, should fail to embrace the grand opportunity this month presents for growling about the weather. It is not every month that can drag the mercury down into the twenties. Among the inmates who have ar rived within the last few months, there must be some able to contribute first page articles. Don't expect the editor to do it all. Write up your ideas and we publish them if they have any mer it whatever. When you look at the thermometer these cold days, you need not sigh for the balmy breezes of the South. It snowed yesterday in New Orleans, and it must be said to the credit of our climate that it behaved itself in this particular. A narrow-minded man who refuses to admit defeat in argument is foolish, but whoever would undertake to argue with him after learning of his obsti nacy, is more foolish still. Admission of wrong is the highest expression of intelligence, refusing to admit it, the lowest form of ignorance. Editor Manchester has introduced a bill in the legislature providing for the closing of Sunday theatres. The wild “Herb" of Lake Benton seems to be suffering from the jogging of a mem ory overburdened with images of ab breviated pants once borrowed from an odious contemporary. Strolling through the corridors of the Stillwater penitentiary on New Year’s day when the prisoners had the free dom of the building for their holiday frolic, seemed to us just like walking along Superior street in Duluth—we met so many people that we knew, and so few of them had any money. Bede's Budget. (’an it be possible J. Adam was out on the borrow ? Warden Wolfer, in his report, truth fully says that prisoners should receive sentences that will expire in months other than those of winter. This is an excellent idea, as employment is hard to find in the winter months, but the judges should accept this as meaning that a sentence should be so shortened that it will end in the fall and not lengthened so that it will carry the prisoner into the spring months. Prisoners received during the week: Harry De Vere, Yellow Medicine Co., murder second degree, life imprison ment. Joseph Melsna, Brown Co., assault second degree, two years and four months. Alexander Moore, Brown Co., grand larcency second degree, reformatory plan. James Morton, Faribault Co., for gery second degree, one year and six months. Julius Lomeland, Faribault Co., car nality, three years and six months. Daniel Berndgen, Hennepin Co., burglary third degree, three years. Jeff. Marsh, Yellow Medicine Co., assault second degree, two years and nine months. Charles Hanson, Hennepin Co., rob bery second degree, twelve years. Frank Frost, Hennepin Co., burglary third degree, jail breaking, two charges, two years and six months each, total five years. Hawthorne said that every writer will portray his nature in his work, and yet some of our exchanges are so un charitable as lo insinuatethat we never practiced what, we preach. Evidently our esteemed contemporaries never read the editorial page. To be able to think well before speak ing is something worthy of considera tion, but it is an accomplishment as rare as it is valuable. Wisdom con sists more in knowing how to control the tongue than in knowing how to use it. In the late campaign one can didate used his tongue while his rival used the tongues of others. The rival will be inaugurated President before many weeks. It is expected that the legislature will take action on the board of par dons bill in a few davs. Chapel Services Rev. J. 11. Albert conducted services in the prison chapel Sunday, which opened by the choir singing the anthem “Jesus is Calling." The scriptural les son was taken from the first thirty verses of the thirteenth chapter of Matthew and was followed by the con gregation singing the hymn “Crown Him." After invocation and the choir singing the anthem “I've Found a Friend," the chaplain preached a sermon on the influence of Christianity on civ ilization, taking his text from John vl -30. “They said therefore unto Him, what sign shewest thou then, that we may see and believe thee? What dost thou work?" The following is a brief synopsis: Christianity has been in the world nineteen hundred years—a period of time which has marked the greatest progress in the history of mankind. If viewed superficially, the value of Chris tianity does not always appear on the surface. In round numbers there are fourteen hundred million people in the world, and of these not more than four hundred million are Christians, real or nominal. We all know that of the number embraced within the Christian religion, comparatively few lead de voted. conscientious and righteous lives. But when we measure the value of Christianity to mankind, we must consider what man was before the ad vent of Christ. In this modern age we look deeper into a subject than our forefathers did. We now know that the history of man dates back, not six thousand years, but ten thousand and perhaps one hundred thousand times six thousand years. From a low order of life he has gradually developed, through many changes and degrees of intelligence and forms of religious wor ship, to his present standard of enlight enment. and in this countless ;»*ons of time have been required for the devel opment. Compared with this vast ex tent of time, the nineteen hundred years of Christianity are but a moment on the dial plate of time, a mere stage of progress, but one that has been more beneficent in its good influences on mankind than the results of all others combined. All religions differ in their origin and fundamental forms of wor ship. The Hindu god created his creed and left the world in the darkness of a blind obedience to superstitious ideals, without the hope of ever raising above its original crudeness. The gods of the Greeks and Romans were but deified heroes of other days, elevated in the minds of their worshipers, and as they were of human origin, they had human vices, imperfections and jealousness, warring among theipselves and med dling in the aff airs of the world. The God of the Jews was a God of tran scendent righteousness, but they be lieved Him as a Being hating the world for its sin and refusing to care for its welfare. The religion of Christ ap peared and He taught the divine truth that all men are the children of Cod, that He is their Father, loving and wishing to forgive them and that all men has the gate of salvation open to them. The Jews believed God above caring for sinners, and when Jesus mingled among them. His enemies found this their strongest argument against His divinity. The nineteen centuries that Chris tianity has been on earth has given mankind a true conception of the grandeur of human nature. We shud der when told of the atrocities in Cuba and Armenia, but when we compare them with the barbarism of other times they are as nothing. During the siege of Jerusalem, Titus crucified every Jew he captured; in Rome slaves were fed to eels to give them flavor and all manner of cruelties were perpetrated on the lower classes by those in power, without thought of the demands of hu manity or a feeling of pity. Today hu manity is first in the thoughts of men, the humblest are cared for and their wrongs righted and ail through the en lightened civilization that is the direct result of the religion of Christ swaying M. A. THON, THE LEADl\<>i . HIERCII AXT 13 TAILOR • Has just received an elegant line of HIGH GRADE WINTER GOODS Gleaning and Repairing Neatly and Promptly Done. Stillwater, Minn, 237 No. Second St. the hearts of men and bringing them in unison with the higher life that Cod is slowly developing in them. At the conclusion of the chaplain’s sermon, the congregation sang the gos pel hymn ‘‘Tempted and Tried." Ben ediction ended services. The ninth biennial report of the pris on, for the two years ending July 31st, 1890, has been published and is now ready for distribution. The report is more elaborate than usual, and gives a detailed statement of the business of the institution for the time covered. In his report, Warden AVolfer speaks highly of the working of the parole law. Since its inception, 177 paroles have been granted and of this number the violations of the provisions of the law have been very few. lie also sug gests that sentences should be so gauged that prisoners will be dis charged at the time of year when the chances of securing employment are of the best and not during the winter when work is scarce. He speaks ilat teringly of the educational results ob tained from the night school and Chau tauqua circle. The earnings of the prison for the past two years were 8100,855.44, of which the contract labor system netted the state 871,810.81. The Union Shoe & Leather Co. paid 864,303.59, and the Minnesota Thresher Co. 87,507.23. The twine factory earnings amounted to 829,044.03. The board announces that it has made a new contract with Tar box Schliek A Co., of St. Paul, for eight years. •HOUSEHOLD WORDS.” Don't forget to order a load of coal sent up right away. Oh, mamma, Willie's pinching me. Come on to your dinner before every thing gets cold. Say, John, ain't you boys up yet? Yes, dear, S:0 will do, but -Sir) would be better. Where's that half-dollar I gave you last week ? Hut, my dearslu’you sh' know 1 had an engagement at th' otlice till sho late Icou'nt poshibly come. No, I shan't have any young men coming to see you until you are out of school. So there! Oh. papa, make Dick quit calling me names. (>i'm sorry, mem. but < >i'll have to be afther lavin' vez the day. mem. Now I lay me down to sleep. Lem me be. Come. now. it's time for you young ones to be in bed. No, you can’t have any more cake. Who the deuce carried off that paper ? Did anybody see my hat? Confound that collar button!—New York Sun. For the information of the new ar rivals 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 privi lege by complying with the following rule: Send to this office your name, register and cell number, also full ad dress 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 per fectly 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. Subscribing for Metropolitan Papers. 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