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PRISON OFFICIALS. MANAGERS. JAB. s. O’BRIEN. President - - Stillwater EDWIN DUNN, - - -- -- - - Eyota JOHN F. nourish, ------ 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. 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. TO IN.TIATES. 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. F Local, risonettes L " c ‘“ and _J Logical. Hake the Best of Life. • What’s the use of always fretting Over ills that can't be cured? What’s the use of finding fault with What we know must be endured? Does it make our burdens lighter If we grumble ’neath their load? Does it make life’s pathway smoother If we fret about the road? Better use our time than fill it Full of sighs and vain regrets Over some imagined blunder— As does he who always frets. We cannot expect life’s pathway To be always strewn with flowers; Nor the time which God has given To be all made of happy hours. Storms will follow every sunshine, Grief be mixed with every joy; And ’tis best that it should be so— Gold’s too soft without alloy. “Half our trouble’s our invention,” We’re to blame for half our strife; Then, if life is what we make it, Why not make the best of life? —The Louisville Gem. >- « Patients undergoing treatment in hospital, 5. Prison population June 17: Males, 509; females, 6; total, 515. Prisoners received during the week ending June 17,12. Discharged, 3. Grade standing June 17: First grade, 356; second grade, 149; third grade, 10. “Talk is cheap” if we may except occasions when machine-made lawyers are paid to spellbind a jury. Dr. B. J. Merrill and wife, and Mrs. Merrill's father, have gone east for a short visit to their old home in Ver mont. “The Breeze” from White Bear Lake was wafted into our office Monday, but it had no depressing effect whatever on the upward ascent of the mercury. The Misses Ruby and Laura Colli gan, daughters of Assistant Deputy Colligan, were visitors to the prison on Friday last. They were shown the va rious points of interest by Capt. Taylor. The inmates of this prison are unan imous in extending their heartiest thanks to Mrs. J. A. O'Shaughnessy, of this city, for her co-operation in mak ing the Song Service of last Sunday a musical success. On Sunday afternoon a large num ber of bright looking young men and women representing the Minneapolis Press Club were visitors to the prison. They were shown through the cell house, hospital building, and the other portions of our community open to in spection on Sunday. Warden Wolfer took personal charge of the party while here. The elements are entering a protest against the wearing of corsets, or rather against the steel used in them. Four young ladies returning from church in an Ohio town were struck by lightning, three of them fatally. The fourth was only temporarily stunned. Postmortem inquiry adduces the strange fact that the three ladies killed wore steel-ribbed corsets, while the fourth did not wear any. This may be a mere chance freak of the electric fluid but is to be investigated as steel is known to be a conductor of elec tricity and may have been the cause of this sad accident. THURSDAY, June 17, ISO 7. Miss Blanche Kenyon, daughter of Usher Kenyon, Carrie Chilton of Fra zee, and Lillian Merrill, city, accom panied by Miss Gertrude Wolfer, vis ited our silent city yesterday after noon. G. H. Macßae of St. Paul, asst.-gen eral passenger agent of the Omaha railway, was among the visitors to our brain hive on Saturday. He was ac companied by B. B. Smith, local agent of the road in this city. Only four million bottles of cham pagne have been thus far ordered for the festivities connected with the Queen's jubilee. It is presumably the intention to consume about sixty mil lion bottles in order to keep in allitera tive touch with the joyous occasion. Miss Horace Greely Perry, editress of the St. Peter Journal, and Mrs. E. W. Durant, of this city were visitors to our granite fortress on Tuesday. Miss Perry, as a practical newspaper woman of experience, was naturally interested in The Mirror office and had a kind word of encouragement for us which we duly appreciate. The proper position in marching to and from the shops is to keep a dis tance of fourteen inches from your breast to the back of the man in front. This is not a new rule—it is the proper way of marching according to the orig inal rule. The Warden does not want any semblance to the “lock-step,” but desires the men to march in neat mil itary style. The airship business is receiving de cided set-backs from the elements. One professional airship navigator in this country dropped a considerable distance with his “flyer,” but fortu nately did not sustain serious injury to his person though the ship was de molished. On Monday last in Berlin, Germany, Dr. Wolfert and a compan ion ascended to a height of 3000 feet when an explosion of benzine, used in the steering gear of the motor, set fire to the apparatus which fell to earth in a burning mass. Both occupants were dead and horribly disfigured by the flames. On Thursday last the prison grounds were the scene of unusual activity in cident to the immense number of vis itors from various parts of the state. The Minneapolis and St. Louis Rail way brought in a party of about 500 farmers and business men living along their line between Minneapolis and Redwood Falls. Later in the day an excursion party of about 800 came up by boat from Hastings. The prison of ficials were kept quite busy throughout the day handling this large number, but all were extended every courtesy possible and shown the various depart ments of prison life. The ladies of the party expressed their admiration of the scrupulous cleanliness and bright appearance of the cellhouse and grounds. It only takes about half a dozen really contemptible characters in any community to deprive the balance of many desirable privileges. This is par ticularly true of a prison. Six or eight men who desire to pose as dime-novel toughs are usually found in all prisons and often in larger numbers than here stated. Their sole business in life ap pears to be that of playing the real “vil lain” in workhouse and prison dramas. When free they are known among their most intimate associates as “stiffs” or “no-goods.” Generally having a short term when in prison they seek after dime-novel notoriety by trying to keep things in a continual turmoil to the detriment of fellow prisoners. They are welcome to their little “glory” as a jail or prison is about the only place in which they can shine in bor rowed plumage of the stripe and checker-board variety. Outside they are kept too busy “mooching” for enough to eat. Prisoners received during the week: Lee Dolliver, Faribault Co., assault 2nd degree, two years and four mos. DeWard Kennedy, St. Louis Co., for gery 2nd degree, ten years. Wm. McKnight, Polk Co., grand lar ceny Ist degree, four years and ten months. Wm. Gardner, Stearns Co., forgery 3rd degree, five years. Wm. Mattson, St. Louis Co., grand larceny 2nd degree, five years. Mary Vanderwerker, Stearns Co., forgery 2nd degree, six months. Wm. Kevins, Dakota Co., grand lar ceny 2nd degree, five years. Wm. Peterson, Dakota Co., grand larceny 2nd degree, two years. James Albro, Itasca Co., robbery 2nd degree, two years and three months. Wm. Vaudell, Itasca Co., robbery 2nd degree, two years and three months. Jas. Keenan, Itasca Co., robbery 2nd degree, two years and three months. O. W. Kingston, Itasca Co., grand larceny 2nd degree, six months. While Editress Perry was in our of fice on Tuesday she told us, among other things, ‘‘that we should stick to the pen.” Human nature compelled us to inform the young lady that, while we are willing to stick to the steel pen of commerce, we are ready at any time to be legitimately torn away from our adhesive connection to the Minnesota “pen.” In commenting on the necessity of the enactment of a new law for the protection of discharged prisoners who have reformed, which is now before the Pennsylvania legislature the Phila delphia Times relates that “in that city there was a criminal who had sincerely reformed but the detectives came upon him and told him that they had him in their power and he must con tinue stealing and give them a fifth of the plunder, else they would peach on him and lock him up. The man, how ever, resisted the threats and continued to earn an honest living and won friends who, when the detectives, en raged with the reformation of the ex convict, took him on trumped-up charges and locked him up, had him released. In other cases where the ex convict had no friends, he has been lit erally forced to go back to his criminal life, strange to say, by the officers of the law and, it is not unusual in crim inal courts, to hear lawyers sneer at ex-convicts who sincerely attempt to reform.” ’Tis easy to forget the past And start in life anew. If our friends will stop their asking, “Is it hot enough for you?” “Crime and Its Punishment.” The following letter is from D. T. Wellington, secretary of the Ramsey County Prison Association. St. Paul, Minn., June 12, '97. Editor Prison Mirror, Dear Sir: Your issue of The Mirror of the 10th inst., contains a very good article on “Crime and Its Punishment” by Judge J. H. Steele. Referring to same he says, “the last passed a law providing for an overseer of pa roled juveniles and those under sus pended sentence.” Ido not think this statement ought to stand, as no such law was passed. The bill to have such a law enacted, was defeated in the Sen ate after having passed the House by a handsome majority. The opposition to the bill was incited by some of those greedy ones, who occupy official positions whereby fees come to them from the conduct of juvenile offenders to penal institutions; and hence the enmity to the bill. If youths were saved from the consequences of delin quent acts—turned into ways of good ness and good citizenship—they would not have so many to take to prisons and some possible gain be curtailed in their accounts. The shame upon us, as a state, that such a wholesome, far reaching measure for good, should fail of support to bring about its estab lishment, is something that ought to cause its citizens to blush. Yours sincerely, D. T. Wellington, Sec An Inquiry. Editor: For some time I have been much perplexed to know what my present personal status is. I was early taught to look upon myself as a gentleman, the son of gentlefolk, and that self respect was one of the essential rules of life. Conditions, however have changed owing to an infraction of the state code and I am now deprived of my liberty. AVill you please inform me. Mr. Editor, am I to suppose my self deprived also of self-respect arid all the attributes that go to the make-up of a gentleman? If. on the other hand, my former qualities are now an unknown quantity, then, what am I and for how long? Lochinvar. Our josh editor having not as yet arrived at the prison, we shall in our feeble manner attempt to enlighten our benighted friend. Gentleness as we all know is a quality that may be attained in various ways. As exam ples we have the touchingly gentle spirit of the modern tie inspector who has eaten of naught but atmosphere and rugged resolves during six preceding days. This quality of gentleness while pathetic in the abstract gradually wears off as the stomach assumes its naturar embonpoint. Then we have the gentleness of the defeated pugilist. It partakes somewhat of “the blow nearly killed father” aspect which has been handed down to us from the clas sic bull pen of Carson City. This grade of gentleness is also noted for its ephemeral continuity, as the pugilist is known to assume his unthrashed con dition as quickly as his inflamed jaw will allow him to masticate language. As for the genuine gentlemanly, traits which “Lochinvar” may refer to, they are known and honored for their last ing qualities. A gentleman, that hu man being who possesses the tender ness of a woman and the courage of a man, can afford to be a gentleman un der all conditions regardless of the fact that under unfortunate circum stances he may not at all times consider himself treated as such. Once a thor f ? 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 Neatly and Promptly Done. 237 No. Second St. ough gentleman by nature, means al ways one regardless of present or past conditions. True gentleness cannot be purchased, nor can it be acquired by any set rules unless inbred. Riches alone can no more make a real gentle man than can it purchase passage through the proverbial eye of a needle. Song Service The chapel services last Sunday were of that inspiring nature that in all times has brought to the surface of hu man nature the true qualities of man hood that too often are allowed to molder within a phlegmatic nature. The power of music is as boundless as the domain under its sway. The sav age who knows not or cares not for other arts of civilization is willingly held captive by the charms of music. And as prisoners are in some measure considered in the light of civilized so cial “savages” it might be well to hold good heart-stirring song services more than once in three months. We give below the order of the service as con ducted: Doxology Congregation Invocation. Chaplain Albert Anthem. “O How Lovely.” Prison Choir Scripture Reading Chaplain Albert Hymn. ‘‘The Light of the World is Jesus.” Congregation Prayer Chaplain Albert Solo. “Mount of Olives”....Mrs. J. A. O’Shaughnessy Hymn. “Yield Not to Temptation.” Congregation Anthem. “Hallelujah For The Cross.” Prison Choir Hymn. “Nearer My God To Thee.” Congregation Anthem. “When The Mists Have Rolled Away.” Prison Choir Solo. “Not Ashamed of Christ.” Mrs. J. A. O’Shaughnessy HymD. “Pull for the Shore.” Congregation Benediction Chaplain Albert Chaplain Albert confined his usual sermon to interesting remarks, which he made between the several numbers, on the potency of music in bringing out the better side of our being and leading us on to nobler efforts. He gave some incidents in which music played an important part at decisive periods of our national history. Mrs. J. A. O'Shaughnessy possesses a flexible voice of rare merit and sweetness. She also possesses the happy faculty of a good musical expression which is the grand essential wherewith to hold the attention of an audience. We trust that in the future services of this na ture will not be so rare. Men in prison are certainly in need of strong inspira tion and the song service is an excel lent means to that end. BASEBALL. Standing: of Clubs in Western and National Leagues on June 16. WESTERN LEAGUE Wod. Lost. Pet. Columbus 30 15 G 67 St. Paul 32 17 653 ludjanapolis 28 15 651 Milwaukee 26 22 542 Detroit 22 24 478 Minneapolis 18 28 391 Grand Rapids 18 29 383 Kansas City 14 36 280 NATIONAL LEAGUE. Won. Lost. Pet. Baltimore 31 9 775 Boston 30 12 714 Cincinnati 25 16 610 New York 22 16 579 Brooklyn 22 20 524 Cleveland 21 20 512 Philadelphia 23 22 511 Pittsburg 20 21 488 Louisville 17 25 405 Chicago 19 26 422 Washington... 14 26 350 St. Louis •. 9 36 200 H LEADING EL MERCHANT TAILOR Stillwater, Minn. CHICAGO BAKERY AND^p\ Kestaurant, IS THE PLACE TO GO WHEN WANTING.... O | O V_ /~\ v AND (?aQdie?. MEALS At All Hours. CHAS. HEITMA\, Proprietor. Corner Second and Chestnut Streets, STILLWATER, MINN. james mcintosh & Co. 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