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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 GEO. BIXBY, - -- -- -- - 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 NOTICE. Berviees 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. For the information of new arrivals and all others desiring to send The Mirror to friends we wish to say that the privilege will be granted by complying with the following rules: Write out your own name, register and cell number and send to this office witli name and address of person to whom paper is to be sent. All papers must be kept clean and folded in the same manner as it is when you receive it and placed in your door every Friday night. All in mates are requested to comply with this order whether sending out a copy or not. Just remember while you’re gliding through this brief, eventful life, That you’ll get your fill of sorrow and a modi cum of strife; And when thinking of the happiness that’s promised to us all If we try to walk the right path—try to rise up when we fall Take these few words for your guide-board while on this old earth you dwell: Tis the longest road to heaven that’s the shortest road to hell. Patients undergoing treatment in hospital, 4. Average school attendance during the week, 122. Prison population May 13: Males, 496; females, 5; total, 501. Prisoners received during the week ending May 13, 7. Discharged, 2. Grade standing May 13: First grade, 331; second grade, 159; third grade, 11. T. R. Hughes and wife, of Redwood Falls, were among the visitors here last week. To a thief with money who engages a lawyer with brains there is many a slip ’twixt the indictment and the peni tentiary. Percy Donovan and Paul B. Albert accompanied by the latter’s father, Chaplain .T. H. Albert were among our visitors this week. Miss Minnie .Tones assistant clerk in the main office has been allowed an ex tended vacation during which time Miss Millett will fill that position. Mr. and Mrs. Schabert and Miss Schabert, of St. Paul Park, accompa nied by Sheriff Smith and wife of this city were interested spectators of prison routine on Saturday. Engineer Jones who was injured last week returned to regular duty on Tuesday. He still feels the ill-effects of the injury in the shape of shooting pains in the head, due probably to the severe scalp wound received. The Song Service which was due in chapel next Sunday was postponed to a later date, (to some Sunday in June, we understand,) for very sufficient rea sons. The service will be the more pleasing for the delay as some good outside talent is looked for at the date upon which it will be set. Ollie Noonan, Myrtle Millett, and Maud Miller, of this city, and Nellie Capron, of St. Paul formed a quartet of the fair sex, who, in company with Frank Wolfer visited our office on Monday. One of the young ladies had her natural longing for the occult thor oughly satisfied by a successful view of the “type-birds.” We would call the special attention of all our readers interested in acquir ing proficiency in French, German or any of the foreign languages, to the advertisement of the Dr. Rosenthal Language College, of Chicago, which appears in this issue. The concern is thoroughly reliable, and advertises only in magazines and publications reaching the more intelligent classes. We may add, incidentally, that we will accept advertisements only from rep utable houses. No fakes will be given publicity in our columns. V , THURSDAY, May 13, 1597 TO INMATES. risonettes Lucl<l and t Logical. The Roundabout Way. The Board of Managers held their regular monthly meeting at the prison yesterday, and were kept busy all day. The regular routine business was fol lowed by the lixing of prices on binder twine for the season. Thess prices are given on the fourth page. Nine men were granted paroles and four others received their final discharge. Our faithful war correspondent, “P. A. F.” is now at the base of militant operations at the very trocha, where he may watch the movements of the Spaniards and the Cubans as they ap proach the favored spot. To speak seriously, we are pleased to see our tall, manly friend holding the position of tiust at the main gate that he will cer tainly honor by his integrity. J. E. Donovan, one of the foremen in the shoe shops has struck a bonanza in the shape of two inventions he has had patented lately. They are im provements to work on the Chase last ing machine. Mr. Donovan went east last week to make arrangements for placing his invention on the market. His friends expect to see him return a full-tiedged capitalist. The prison school term has closed for the summer “vacation.” We were unable to attend the graduating exer cises last Friday but understand that some of the orations were marvels of the convincing potency of sublime si lence. One of the teachers who is noted for his classic rendition of “Casey at the Bat,” gave a sympathetic idyllic lay on “The Three Meals I Will Miss,” which was received with tender reminiscent sighs by his fellow’ teach ers. Local, Prisoners received during the week: Charles McCafferty, Washington Co., burglary third degree, reformatory plan. Wallace Curran, Hennepin Co., rob bery first degree, five years. J. C. Haumesser, Murray Co., grand larceny second degree, five years. Thomas Heelan, Murray Co., grand larceny second degree, one year. Howard Hunt, Murray Co., grand larceny second degree, eleven months. Richard Lee, Murray Co., grand larceny second degree, three years and six months. William Hahn, Ramsey Co., assault second degree, two years. We have just read a scientific article on the unselfishness of the mosquito. It must be true as it comes from one of Boston’s literary gems. According to the article the mosquito is one of the greatest of modern philanthropists, going about innoculating us with weak malarial germs that we may be proof against the stronger germs when these tackle us. The skeeter, according to this authority, “never sw’allows human blood” because he, she or it cawn’t do it you know 7 , is the reason given there for. In accounting for the manner in w’hich Miss Quito blushes while digging in on the innoculative operation w T hen her form swings into embonpoint with a cherry ripe complexion, it is said that this is merely the blood discoloring the lymph that the lady carries about for vaccinating patients. Wonder if this scientist, when he was young, ever al lowed one of the pests to dig in and drink his fill and then pat him on the back to see the blood fly ? Didn’t look as if there used to be much lymph in what was there. But we shall remem ber what our friend tells us and thank the next mosquito that comes our w r ay. Standing of Clubs in National and Western Leagues on May 12th. Won. Lost. Pet. St. Paul 13 3 813 Columbus li 4 733 Indianapolis o <; coo Minneapolis 8 9 471 Milwaukee s 9 471 Detroit 7 9 438 Kansas City 5 13 278 Grand Rapids 4 12 250 Won. Lost. Pet. Baltimore.. 12 3 soo Pittsburg 9 4 092 Louisville 9 4 092 Philadelphia 9 0 000 Cincinnati 9 0 000 Cleveland g 7 533 New York c 0 500 Boston 0 8 429 Brooklyn 5 10 333 Washington 4 9 308 St. Louis 4 10 280 Chicago 4 12 250 The “convict crow,’’ as a certain well known specimen of that species of bird is known around the prison, is back to his summer quarters again. He arrived on the dot just when his regular six-months trip to southern climes had elapsed. This old crow is well marked and known by the keep ers and old prisoners here. He is quite tame, making his summer home around the prison. He marched into the kitchen of Warden Wolfer’s private BASEBALL. WESTERN LEAGUE NATIONAL LEAGUE residence bright and early on Tuesday last and was easily recognized by Mrs. Wolfer. This is the eigth year this crow has been here—that is, since he began to act as a civilized crow should. He w r as probably well along in years before he adopted his present regular habits. He left this vicinity on the 11th of November last, and returned early on the 11th of this month. He has been making these regular trips for the past eight years. Warden Wolfer Will Prepare Prison Figures for the Brussels Conference. Warden Henry Wolfer, of the Min nesota state prison, will act as the rep resentative of this state in the move ment which United States Commis sioner Samuel J. Barrows has inaugu rated to collect from the various states in the union a fitting array of facts and figures concerning prison methods for the next international congress which will be held at Brussels in 1900. The appointment was made yesterday by Gov. Clough, who is in receipt of a letter from Commissioner Barrows stating that the American commission is busy preparing its share of the pro gram, and has as yet received infor mation from but a few states. Mr. Barrows urges that this country should be well up among the other nations of the world in its showing, and to that end is asking the various governors to appoint men who can best submit con densed accounts of prison methods based upon official statistics.—St. Paul Globe. M’GOOLY IN PRISON [By J. L.] Gooly Electrifies His Uncle With His Power as a Speechmaker. Well, uncle, achree, I promised ye a spicimin of a spaich that I intind to make if iver I git in the Sinate. I’ve been Fadin’ up on politics lately an’ I think there do be lots o’ chance for im provement in it. In the furst place, uncle, ye’ll notice that me spaich in cludes what they call a variety of sub jicts; such as high tariff and boodling, protection and office-seeking, and free silver and free lunch in the sinate. But I’ll shtart right in and give ye a small sample of it. Now ye must consider yersilf as the Spaker and intire sinate all in wan. But don’t interrupt me. Here we go: Mr. Spaker and Mr. Sinate, fellow sinators and fellow Americans: As this is my inatial spaich in the Ameri can Millionaire’s Club allow me as an oomble mimber who is willin’ to be come a millionaire before his second tirm begins, to call yer attintion to some of the nades of America. I’m here ripresintin’ the flower of true Americanism from the Impire state. No better proof of their loy’lty could be ax’d than that ivry alderman in me city has brought over at laist two ov his male relatives from Ireland or Ger many and now has thim on the foorce protectin’ law and order and kapin our thoroughfares clane. As you all know, I was elicted on a platform that uphoulds free silver and free goold, free labor and free lunch, but political ostrich eggs to all foreign ers who cannot spake American Irish, or American German, as known and approved by the aldermanic caucus of the sivinth ward in New York city. Now, Mr. Spaker, in obadyence to the lofty Units ov the scaffold on which I was elicted, it is the desire ov me heart that the transgrissions ov all pastSinates be aminded and adjourned to Grover’s “abnoxious distichude” there to remain in statue quo, en de libere, or on Cherry St. Let us grap ple with the subjict in hand; let us put our choulder to the wheels ov progress; let us casht our job upon the waters of Time and fish for goold in the silver strames be the custom-house. Let us with wan grand uppercut break the chains of slavery that bind the poor Irish and Dutch to the polace foorce and the city council. Let all ov us poor Americans be capitalists; let us have free silver and free goold; free labor and free crops; free lunch and free beer. That’s why we lift Ireland and mother because she was poor; that’s why me constituents left lager beer and Wienerwurst on the banks of the blue Danube and the sparklin’ bo som ov the Rhine. Well uncle, how d’ye like it as far as yes hird? “Gooly, me darlint, yer a born poli tishun. Such foine idayas as ye picter hasn’t touched me ears since I hird Jerry McCauley before he was con virted when he used to be the sowl and body of our caucuses.” Well, me dear uncle, I only jist gave ye a part o’ the sintiment that I would express. Ov coorse where I have no audiyince I cannot raich the forinsic flights ov the histrionic grandiloquence that emanates from the very sowl ov th’ orator as his bosom haves and his M. A. THON, THE Has just received an elegant line of SPRING and SUMMER SUITINGS, including the best grades of imported and domestic goods, ever received in Stillwater. I can and do furnish better goods for less money than can be pur chased of any of my competitors. Satisfaction guaranteed, best workmanship and lowest prices. Gleaning and Repairing Neatly and Promptly Done. 237 No. Second St Stillwater, Minn. heart goes pitapat with the hilarious subducshuns ov th’ applause ov his spillbound listeners. Now, I’ll give ye a shmall concomittance of what a good judge would call the iloquent peror ation of me address. Look out, now, I’m off agin: Now, Mr. Spaker, in bringin’ me ’oomble iffort to a climax, allow me to call yer attinshun to the down trodden laborer. We must have lighter hand cars and automatic tampin’ bars for the sictionmen on our railroads; we must have elictric shovels and shtame picks fur the crame ov our voters imployed in our waterworks; we must have hods that’ll carry the min up as well as the bricks; and above an’ beyant all, we must have roller-skates, bicycles, air ships and divin’ suits fur the polace foorce, so that if there’s a chance fur thim to make an ’onest dollar betune earth and hiven, or earth an’ the other place, there’ll be no obstacles or icicles in ther’ way. In the words ov wan ov me famous ancistors: Let us all be up an' doin’ With a hand that’s lull ov do Let us start in like the rooster With our boodle-boodle-boo And now let me fittin’ly conclude me conclusions with a Graeco-Roman,Lat in-American quadrille orquadrain that is dear to the heart ov ivery man who has iver shtooa on the hishtoric side walks ov Cherry St. durin’ the late po litical campaign: In lioc signo vinces! Sic semper, says McGinnis Free tradium, free silverum. Auberuit protecshinm “Gooley, me b’y, ye’r a burd. Chancy Depoo wont be on the baich at all when you git out.” Now that ’ll do uncle, yer time is up, so good bye. The nixt time ye come I'll tell ye all about a discussion I had with a Swade while we were diggin’ a trinch in the yard. Av coorse ye know we re troostees an’ we get a chance to spake occasionally. An’ that powder headed limb ov Lucifer says that I'm part Swade and he's part Irish by our ancistors. But I’ll tell ye about it the nixt time ve come. (^atitauLiq^ia. The regular fortnightly meeting of Pierian Circle was held in the prison chapel on Sunday afternoon May 9th 1897. The roll call showed an attend ance of thirty-live. Three resignations were tendered and accepted. The circle was honored by the presence of two young ladies—friends of Miss Gram ling. The following programme was rendered: Chorus. "Stars of a Summer Night.’’ Pierian Quartet Address. College Sports and Pastimes By Member of Class D Paper. Meteors or Shooting Stars By Member of Class F Paper. The (ireek Nation By Member of Class I) Recitation. “The;Revelers.’’ By Member of Class C Paper. My Opinion of the French By Member of Class B Paper. Plagiarism.—How to Avoid it By Member of Class I) Chorus. “The Baggage Coach Ahead.”..Pierian Quartet The Kev. Critic then reviewed the program in his fair and impartial style to the edification of the whole Circle, after which the question box was taken up and awakened its usual lively interest. Under the head of “re marks from members” quite a number availed themselves of that opportunity to express their ideas. Book circula tion was followed by adjournment. C. W., Sec. LEADING MERCHANT TAILOR CHICAGO BAKERY ‘""p JAESTAURANT, IS THE PLACE TO GO WHEN WANTING fii)C ° I o G /CN v AND MEALS At All Hours. CIIAS. HEITMAX, Proprietor. 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