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THURSDAY, June 10, 1807. PRISON OFFICIALS. MANAGERS. JAS. s. O'bkien, President - - Stillwater EDWIN DUNN, - - -- -- - - Eyota JOHN F. NOURISH, ------ Hastings F. w. temple. ----- Blue Earth City M. O. HALL, - - -- -- - Duluth RESIDENT OFFICIALS. HENRY WOLFE R, - - - - - - 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. Services in the Prison Chapel at ‘.LOO o’clock every Sunday morning. Protestant and Catholic services every alternate Sunday. Rev. J. H. Albert and Rev. Fr. Corcoran chaplains. TO INITIATES. 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 with 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. C\ Local, F risonettes I " ,ckl / and Logical. The Moderate Drinker. He was only a “mod’rate drinker,” And knew when he had enough— Like many a “modern” thinker,— Could control the poisonous stuff. He's doing a "moderate” sentence now— And thinking a “modern” thought, Of why an “honest” man will steal When he gets about “half-shot.” Patients undergoing treatment in hospital, 7. Prison population June 10: Males, 501; females, 5; total, 506. Prisoners received during the week ending June 10,12. Discharged, 2. Grade standing June 10: First grade, 354; second grade, 144; third grade, 8. A Song Service will be held in chapel next Sunday morning. It is expected that some outside talent will be present. Nearly 5000 bales of manila and sisal fibre were received and unloaded at the prison warehouses during four days of the past week. The flowering plants that adorn our main highway have a serious time of it battling with frosty nights in the beautiful month of June. H. W. Melville and Geo. Manson, two Minneapolitans, were shown the various departments of our commu nity on Monday by Assistant Deputy Colligan. Geo. C. Dunlop, H. L. Arzt and E. A. Arzt, three students from the state university were visitors to our edit orial den on Tuesday. They were ac companied by State Agent Whittier. C. J. Meilick, the St. Paul agent of the Minneapolis and St. Louis road was a visitor to our quarters on Satur day. He was accompanied by A. C. Neumeier, the jovial editor of the St. Croix Post. Clay pipe—(to banker smoking it) You beat anything I ever run across on the draw! Banker—(between puffs) That’s what they all say. I was sent here for over drawing, you know. Dr. G. It. Day of Farmington, and Dr. W. J. Benjamin of Minneapolis, were among our visitors the past week. They were accompanied by State Agent Whittier who was also here on other prison business. Friend—Congratulations, old man, I hear that a son and heir has been born to you. What are you going to call him? Happy Father—From the manner in which the son rends the air I have de cided to call him the Prince of Wails. Dr. Parke Ritchie and wife of Min neapolis were visitors to the prison on Friday last as the guests of Dr. Merrill. They spent a considerable part of the day inspecting the general routine of prison life. Dr. Ritchie is dean of the medical department of the state uni versity. Deputy Warden Lemon has impor tant letters addressed to W. C. Spencer and John Lawrence, who are supposed to be in the prison under different names. If they will make themselves known to the Deputy Warden the let ters will be delivered to them. J. R. Meining, chief deputy sheriff of St. Louis Co., on Monday bi ought a penitent from the Zenith city to fill a two-year engagement here. Mr. Mein ing also dropped a dollar into The Mirror's subscription fund. Sheriff —(eying new prisoner) In for stealing a watch, are you? Prisoner —Yes; and it was a good watch, too, it had a fine beat to it. Sheriff—Yes, I don’t doubt it, my man; but you will find that the “watches” in this place are hard to beat. It is always noticeable in the manu script received from inmates that the sentences are very short; the writers seem to abhor long sentences. We wonder why ? The above was handed us by the snake editor with the further informa tion that it was a joke. We make this statement in order that our readers will not fail of the beneficial laugh supposed to be the portion of all jokes. The following coterie of young peo ple formed a bicycle party who came awheel from Hudson, Wis., to the prison city on Saturday. Messrs. Spen cer Hunt, A. M. Deragisch, H. K. Hun toon; Misses Mary McDermott, Bertha Clark and Elva Barker. They were escorted on their prison explorations by A. G. Triebel, of the Minnesota Mercantile Co., who took a fatherly interest in them while they inspected Minnesota’s select five hundred. The following party of Thespians forming the Redmond Dramatic Com pany, now playing an engagement in this city, were visitors to the prison Monday afternoon: Ed Redmond Estelle Redmond W. H. Dalrymple Laura Lovelle I. D. Clinton Bertha Dalrymple F. Dudley Lillian Scholls S. M. Griffith Gracie Beebee Geo. Salisbury Baby Claude Master Clem A St. Paul man has had three men arrested for stealing a ten-room house from his lot on Franklin St. in that city. The house had been slightly damaged by fire some time ago since when the gentleman had been living elsewhere. On Monday last in com pany with a contractor he visited the scene of his former residence to make an estimate of necessary repairs. Upon arrival there he was astounded to see not a vestige of his dwelling remaining. He is thinking seriously of engaging a watchman to guard the lot before that also is carried away. Dr. Beebe, assistant physician at the prison, was the victim of a serious mishap through a fainting fit Tuesday morning. The doctor has not been feeling quite well of late but did not pay much attention to it, keeping right on at his duties. Tuesday morning he went from the hospital to the toilet room on the floor below falling to the floor in a faint before reaching the door. He struck some projection which knocked out three of his upper teeth. He is now confined to his room with what is thought to be an attack of fever. To some of the inmates who feel that the poetic muse is playing sad havoc with their innards all for the sake of blank paper upon which to toast the rhythmic embers, we would say that while there are a large number of poets born very, very few of them come to prison. If they desire seclusion from the cruel world they usually take to the lunatic asylums. We would not d'scourage any poetical prodigies in prison, but in a spirit of brotherly love we must say that next to copying “original” articles from library books the writing of doggerel is a vice not to be cultivated unless you are certain that the muse is a stayer. As the day of release draws near many of the more sensible inmates are worried considerably over the possi bility of being known and recognized as ex-convicts. While it shows a spirit of future thoughtfulness to look into this particular phase of one’s life ahead of time it is not advisable to worry over it. It is a matter that can be partly obliterated only by future con duct. It is therefore advisable to al ways calculate on beginning at the lower round of the ladder of life again. L'nless a man is particularly fortunate in securing a paying position through the intervention of influential friends he is likely to discover that it is nec essary to take any kind of employment until a reputation is again firmly built. It will be found best on the start to admit your past errors to a prospective employer. If he is a man of judgment he is likely to give you a chance to prove what you can do. An ex con vict’s life is not an enviable one at best; yet it will be found better in the long run to start in aright by letting the truth out. A man with any sense of justice will not gossip about your record whether he employs you or not. All inmates are requested to refrain from marking articles or writing in any book, newspaper, magazine or other reading matter for general dis tribution in the cellhouse. It is very silly to mar any publication by scrawl ing on it, and as such marked matter is always destroyed it will be seen that the habit only deprives others of read ing such matter which they would in all probability see without any mark ing. Those continuing in this habit will find their supply of reading mat ter considerably lessened if the foolish habit is not abolished. A mild-mannered inmate recently asked the writer what he considered “the best way to keep out of prison ?” It may be inferred that the answer to this was easy—to remain honest. After looking carefully over the many easy routes to prison we have concluded that one way to keep out is to cul tivate the habit of drinking water. There is no danger of you becoming an excessive water fiend. If you ac quire a strong love for water it will be as easy to stay out of prison as it is now to slide in on a beer keg. Water and honesty mix as easily as do whisky and crime. There is no more danger of a constant water drinker coming to prison than there is of a confirmed cig arette smoker living to the age of fifty. One prisoner came here the past week who was not accompanied by any official —not even the commitment pa pers so essential to the records of a prison. The prisoner referred to is a sturdy female specimen of the cat tribe. She came all the way from Milwaukee in a box car and showed all the more confirmed qualities of the “new female” when the car door was opened as she immediately betook her self to the culinary department for needed refreshments consequent upon the journey from the beer city she hav ing had nothing but sisal and hobos’ monograms to eat on the route. She has been assigned to the congenial em ployment of minimizing the mice pop ulation. The board of prison managers held their regular monthly meeting Tuesday. Four paroles were granted. Besides transacting the usual routine business, the board audited the following state ment of the prison receipts for May as submitted by Warden Wolfer: From Union Shoe and Leather company for convict labor $ 3,230 55 Sale of school apparatus 19 05 From visitors’ fees G 6 75 Punishment forfeitures 23 50 Sale of meal tickets 17 25 Sale of empty barrels 75 Sale of garbage 25 00 Sale of tub handles 144 Board of U. S. military prisoners 39 oo Sales and collections of binder twine... 1,332 58 Interest on twine notes 16 00 Total $ 4,772 47 Of this amount, .53,423.29 goes into the current fund; the balance 81,346.18 goes to the revolving fund. Prisoners received during the week: Peter Vaudrin, Hennepin Co., bur glary third degree, one year. William Vaudrin, Hennepin Co., bur glary third degree, one year. Charles Hopner, Stearns Co., burglary third degree, one year. Gilbert Bludarn, Faribault Co., grand larceny second degree, one year and four months. Charles Strale, Hennepin Co., grand larceny second degree, two years. Patrick O’Neil, Itasca Co., grand lar ceny second degree, six months. John Bonville, Itasca Co., grand lar ceny second degree, six months. Gid Raymond, Itasca Co., forgery third degree, six months. C. P. Robbins, St. Louis Co., grand larceny second degree, two years. James Taylor, Hennepin Co., grand larceny second degree, three years. Richard Hutchinson, Hennepin Co., grand larceny second degree, four years. John Roleau, St. Louis Co., grand larceny second degree, two years. The abhorrence in which a prison is held by some people is wonderful until some fine day they themselves get a needed touch of Justice in the shape of a few years imprisonment. Then what a wonderful change in their ideas! They discover that prisoners are to a certainty built just the same as other people, save that the financial gearing of their brain has not been kept in good repair. Those, worthies, who for hypo critical reasons were “so dead down” on convicts, when they do get a dose of deserved imprisonment are usually the ones to ply their cringing hypoc risy on officials whom they think are as green as the poor dupes they hood winked through religious demonstra tions. But usually their little game is penetrated by the officials without the aid of X-rays. Then the “goody goodies” may go out into the world again with more advanced ideas of genuine manliness. r „S \;:\J l* * N M. A. THON, 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 JMeatlg and Promptly Done. 237 No. Second St. Written for The Prison Mirror THE CONVICT’S LAMENT. (With apologies to John Boyle O'Reilly.) I am tired of planning and toiling Within the busy folds o’ the "pen,” Heart-weary of bread without butter And bread ’thout butter again; I long for the shades o' the river With sylphs all about me at play, For a convict, gets souped forever. And freemen have all their own way I am sick of this showy seeming, With ne’er a "rag to chew;” Of the faces scowling and scheming, When our portions of hash are due. From the pen and rules that cease never, I would go where the children play For a convict gets souped forever And freemen have all their own way. I feel no pride, only pity, For the burden that is the “con’s” due; There is nothing sweet in prison But the simplicity of the new “screw.” And the little “dip” so skillful! Numb’ring scarce a score of years, The “boxman” wailing for freedom, Or the “prowler” shedding crocodile tears Away from prison rectitude, Away from last and spinner, I would fly to the woodland’s quietude, And cease to be a sinner. I would dream as of old by the river With sylphs all about me at play. For a convict, gets souped forever And freemen have all their own way. Moral: When you are out stay out f l)abtadqha. The Chautauqua Circle met in the prison chapel on Sunday afternoon, the president occupying the chair. Roll call showed an attendance of thirty. The following program was submitted: Chorus. “Nancy Lee” Pierian Quartet Paper. Forming of France By Member of Class C Paper. Intellect a Characteristic of the French By Member of Class D Paper. The Future of Science and Invention By Member of Class B Solo. “Just Tell Them That You Saw Me.” By Member of Class B Paper. Greek Architecture By Member of Class A Special Paper. Rum vs. Will-Power By Member of Class F Paper. The Situation in Europe By Member of Class E Paper. The Maid of Orleans By Member of Class F Chorus. “Good Night, Ladies” Pierian Quartet The critic pro tern, commented upon the excellent program throughout. Re marks from members wore animated and entertaining. After the question box and book circulation the meeting adjourned. C. W., Sec. “Nancy Lee” BASEBALL. Standing- of Clubs in Western and National Leag-ues on June 9. WESTERN LEAGUE Won. Lost. Pet. St. Paul 29 13 690 Columbus 24 14 632 Indianapolis 23 15 605 Milwaukee 24 17 585 Detroit 18 21 450 Minneapolis 17 26 395 Grand Kapids 15 25 375 Kansas City 12 31 279 NATIONAL LEAGUE. Won. Lost. Pet. Baltimore 25 9 735 Boston 25 12 67C Cincinnati 24 13 649 New York 19 15 559 Cleveland 19 16 543 Pittsburg 19 17 528 Brooklyn 19 18 514 Philadelphia 20 19 513 Louisville 17 20 459 Chicago 14 23 378 Washington 9 25 265 St. Louis 8 31 205 H LEADING R MERCHANT TAILOR Stillwater, Minn. 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