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THURSDAY, August 26, 1897. PRISON OFFICIALS. MANAGERB. JAB. S. O’BRIEN, President - - Stillwater EDWIN DUNN, - - -- -- - _ Eyota JOHN F. NORRISH, ------ Hastings F. w. temple, ----- Blue Earth City M. O. HALL, - - -- -- ___ Duluth REBIDENT 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. Bervices 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 INMATES. For the information of new arrivals and all others desiring to send The Mirror to friends we wish to say that the privilege will he granted hy 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. Q Local, Frisonettes Luc ! d / and Q Logical. Patients undergoing treatment in hospital, 2. Prison population August 26: Males, 478; females, 10; total, 488. Prisoners received during the week ending August 26, 0; Discharged, 4. Grade standing August 26: First grade, 343; second grade, 131; third grade, 14. It is all right for corn to “get on its ear,” but it is inexcusable for a man to get on his ear because there is not enough corn on the ear. Emma L. Richardson of Minneapolis, Ethel M. and Hazel Patchen, of Bata via, 111., were callers yesterday, accom panied by Capt. Taylor. Whisky is a great benefactor —to the man who sells it. It has also been a factor in keeping up the populaton of penitentiaries, insane asylumns and graveyards. Rev. A. Holfman, editor of St. John's College Record, Collegeville, Minn., ac companied by Rev. J. Ileider of this city, were among the callers to our of fice last week. There is a district of Russia wherein the female criminal population exceeds the male by fifty per cent. They must be the mastodon ancestors of our pres ent new woman species. Lena Surler and Annie Cohen of Minneapolis with Mrs. Edelman, Mrs. Lazarus and Helen Goldsmith of this city were visitors here on Friday ac companied by Night Keeper Goldsmith. It is all very well to remind a man that he should grasp his opportunity and take advantage of it; but it is also well to remember that the majority are in here for taking too much ad vantage of an opportunity. The Mirror office now has a young canary bird that would sooner fight than eat. Like the average pugilist he makes lots of noise in his own fashion and does all the fighting with his mouth. Among our visitors on Monday were Thomas Lambert, editor of the Sabula Gazette, C. G. Eldredge, and his son Guy Eldredge, all of Sabula, lowa. They were escorted by Deputy Warden Lemon on a tour of the prison. Mrs. Wm. Moritz, sister of Keeper Stilkey, accompanied by Mrs. F. Moritz and Mrs. I. Israel, of Milwaukee, and Mrs. A. M. Bean and Miss Goldsmith of this city, were callers at the prison on Tuesday, accompanied by Xight- Keeper Goldsmith. The Catholic Order of Forresters held their 1897 state convention in this city. They have been in session since Tuesday morning. The delegates, ac companied by their wives, daughters and visiting associates made a tour of the prison yesterday afternoon. Work is being carried on vigorously on the repairs to the old foundry build ing, although men are comparatively scarce here for the amount of work on hand. Deputy Warden Lemon says the building will be fitted up and ready for its future use within sixty days. If you see a good thing don’t push it along—especially if it is a bicycle— until you get a clear bill of sale. A. F. Lawrence of La Moure, N. D., accompanied by his daughter Lulu, were in the city for a short visit last week with Warden Wolfer and family. Mr. Lawrence is the brother-in-law of Warden Wolfer. Warden Wolfer and Messrs. Norrish and Temple of the Board of Managers left for New York on Monday night. They have gone east to purchase addi tional machinery for the twine plant and expect to return within a week or ten days. Mr. and Mrs. E. R. Holbrook of Wa seca, Minn., and Fred Bordwell Jr., were among the visitors to our brown stone front on Saturday. Mr. Holbrook and wife are relatives of Storekeeper Bordwell with whom they are visiting. He accompanied them on their tour of the prison. Sister Edward and Sister Dominica, of the Order of St. Benedict, devoted to educational work, were interested callers at our office on Saturday last. They were shown through the various departments of our silent municipality by Supt. Connelly of the shoe depart ment. Andrew J. Eckstein of New Ulm, and John C. Thro of Mankato who were delegates to the C. O. F. convention held in this city were callers at our office yesterday accompanied by Drug gist King, of this city. Both gentle men are also members of the State Pharmaceutical association. With the large crop of golden grain that will soon be ready for market and the refrigerated weather that will soon follow, the farmers of the northwest will be able to enjoy all the comforts of Klondike and the incidental pleas ures of home without being forced to camp at Chilkoot Pass where snowballs are the only cheap diet. He was a bonnie Scot tied up at Dyea on his way to Klondike. His comrades who were waiting to have their goods toted over Chilkoot Pass were explaining to him the disadvan tages of having to depend on others to get over the pass A bright idea struck Scotty. “Hoot mon,” he began, “if a ‘chiel cood pass’ it, why nae mak’ it big enoo fir a mon to pass it, instid o’ gangin’ o’er it?” Labor Day which comes on Sept. 6th this year will be fittingly celebrated in prison. A good program is being pre pared for the day. In our next issue we will publish the order of proceed ings. From what is already known we may state that the chapel exercises will be unusually interesting, and that all regular holiday privileges will be ex tended. An Austrian inventor has recently patented a musical bicycle. The note grinder is attached to the pedals and promises to be a veritable representa tion of the legendary nursery dame with “rings on her fingers and bells on her toes.” There are two stops to the instrument—one when you jump oft', the other when you fall off. In time the inventor expects to improve on these crude stops. The fifth excursion under the aus pices of the Minneapolis Journal passed through the prison Saturday afternoon, and, if appearances were any indication, all seemed to be enjoy ing themselves hugely. There were somewhat in the neighborhood of 700 of the excursionists passed through the prison. The Journal seems to have struck a telling lead in these popular excursions. Charles Gordon Newman, editor and proprietor of the Daily and Weekly Commercial, of Pine Bluff, Ark., was a recent visitor to the prison accompa nied by L. S. Hewitt and L. G. Searles of this city. Mr. Newman, who is a thoroughly courteous gentleman with the true chivalric hospitality of the South, is on a pleasuie trip to our northern clime, but with the natural instinct of the newspaper man is com bining business with pleasure by men tally imbibing matter that will be use ful in his future literary labors. The man who will not take sufficient interest in himself to improve his mental calibre while in an institution of this kind, can hardly expect others to take an interest in him when released. While it must be admitted that it takes an earnest nature to surmount the monotony of prison life, it must also be recognized that the goal thus sought is to our personal profit, and it will pay to compress our lips and jump in with the idea of winning out over such monotony. A man must either benefit or harm himself while here. There is no character standstill—you must go out either better or worse than when coming in. L. B. Goll of St. Louis, accompanied by B. B. Smith and wife, and Miss Keyes of this city were pleasant callers to our office yesterday. Captain Jack Crawford, the “Poet Scout” is organizing an Alaska Pros pecting and Mining Corporation to be known by his name. The Captain is a practical miner and in company with a dozen other experienced miners he will go to the Klondike region in the early spring. Never Work (listening to woman singing)—Say, Bill, go in an’ strike dat woman for two bits. Tell her yer on yer way to Klondike. She’s singin’ “She May Have Seen Better Days,” an’ she can’t refuse y’. Never Will (who has returned in a hurry)—Jes, as I told her I was goin’ to Klondike she started to sing “Just Tell ’Em Dat You Saw Me,” de dog come 'round den an’ he did de rest. D’ye see me pants de way dhey’re tore? St. Paul is making elaborate prepar ations for the proper celebration of State Fair week, Sept. 6th to 11th in clusive. On Labor Day, which is also the first day of the fair, a grand parade in which it is estimated 20,000 men, floats, bands etc., will take past Every day and evening of the Fair week there will be some attraction to entertain visitors. Minneapolis will also celebrate in equally good style, so that Fair week will be a veritable double carnival week. We would advise all good people who have a few honest dollars stowed away to be wary of the many Klondike mining schemes that will soon develop on paper. If you have money in the bank, follow the wise philosopher’s advice about speaking: Turn your money around seven times before in vesting it in any wildcat mining scheme. Remember that a good thing seldom goes abegging for subscribers. Some of those companies will be legit imate, but most of them will be at tempts to make a combined Klondike out of the fish who buy shares in them. There are innumerable human sharks who will use Klondike as a bait to work upon your purse strings with their glib tongues. They are smoother than a greased pig and far harder to be caught in the meshes of the law; so, beware of them. Ex-Governor Hubbard of this state was a distinguished visitor to the in stitution on Tuesday last. Mr. Hub bard was the chief-executive of this state twelve years ago, and being well acquainted with the institution as it was then, expressed a gratified surprise at the remarkable improvements made in the appearance of the shops and yards and the routine of the cellhouse, alluding particularly to the bright ap pearance of all departments at present. He spent most of the day here, and, accompanied by Deputy Warden Lem on, he inspected the men in the shops, dining halls and cellhouse. Mr. Hub bard is still strongly interested in philanthropical prison work, being now president of the state Prisoners’ Aid Society. When Governor he was cred ited with having pardoned out more men then all his predecessors in the state combined, and we are in a posi tion to know that this statement is based on facts. At Prison Choir Practice. Choirmaster (contemplating difficult anthem)—l am afraid you will not oe able to sing it. Solo Tenor—Yes we can; we can sing anything. Choirmaster—Take “Gospel Hymns” and turn to “Come to Jesus.” I think you sing that just splendid! Finale—The organist played “Oh, to be Nothing.” The dulcet tones of the pale-faced soprano piped the mournful “Hide Thou Me.” The members stole silently out into the black night “One by One” while the Solo Tenor, “He Died” and silence crept in unobserved and occupied all the best seats. A prisoner now confined in this in stitution serving a seven year sentence has just received from the British war office a handsome silver medal for special bravery while in her majesty’s service. John Murphy is the name under which he is known here, he hav ing shielded his proper name on getting into trouble. The medal is a very large silver one pendant on a satin ribbon of red and blue stripes. On the front is the head of Victoria in relief. On the obverse side is engraved the re cipient’s name and an account of its donation. The medal was won by “P. C.” (the initials of his proper name) for bravery in her majesty’s service at Burma in the compaign of 1885-87. It is quite an unusual thing for a pris oner to receive such a mark of former bravery and there is no doubt but that many people would give a goodly sum f r r It|M. A. THON, * h LEADIBG R MERCHANT cp TAILOR 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. to legitimately possess such a token of their prowess. We trust that the medal shall prove a potent wand in keeping its owner from the whisky bottle when he is again free, for it was that more than any innate criminal propensity which caused his downfall in this country. Sunday Services In the absence of Chaplain Albert, who is now away on a vacation, serv ices were conducted by Rev. J. A. Brown, of the Baptist church of this city. The subject of his discourse was: “The worth of man in the sight of God.” The text was the fourth verse of Psalm viii : “What is man, that thou art mindful of him ? And the son of man that thou visitest him?” Taking this text in connection with the first chapter of Genesis, Rev. Brown gave us an able, masterly dis course upon the divine attributes with which man is invested. The power of thought, of will, and of love, as exem plified in man above all else in creation were compared as the connecting links depicting in mankind the biblical image of the Creator. Parable and metaphor interspersed the discourse, very effectively showing us from a worldly standard within the comprehension of all present, that man was created for a higher purpose than the mere pursuit of earthly pleas ure. The mother as she mourns deeply for the departed babe; the par able of the prodigal son; the woman rejoicing over the finding of the lost piece of silver; the shepherd leaving his fold to hunt for the lost sheep, are all but similes of the divine interest in the strayed soul. “According to the edicts of a certain old school of philosophers, the doctrine of total depravity was elucidated to show what a worthless creature was man. This is true in the sense that in a state of total depravity man is of no value. But there is still value within him that may be retrieved. If, stand ing upon the deck of an ocean vessel I hold in my hand a precious diamond of great value, I am the possessor of great wealth in that I have this gem. But, should a lunge from the vessel cause this jewel to fall into the ocean you say it is worthless—worthless to me because it is gone. But is it not still a diamond? Does it not possess the same value within it? Should it be possible to drag the ocean and re cover it, would it not still be a precious gem of the same great value? It is in like manner with us. If lost in sin and depravity we are valueless; but we still have the value within us and when rescued and brought into the sunshine of righteousness we are as a precious gem that was lost but is now returned to the divine diadem.’’ BASEBALL. Standing of Clubs in Western and National Leagues on August 25. WESTERN LEAGUE Won. Lost. Pet. Indianapolis 76 29 724 Columbus 65 39 625 St. Paul 67 44 604 Milwaukee 66 44 600 Detroit 54 54 500 Minneapolis 37 74 333 Kansas City 36 77 319 Grand Rapids'. 34 74 315 NATIONAL LEAGUE. Won. Lost. Pet, Boston 71 31 696 Baltimore 65 32 670 Cincinnati 62 34 646 New York 60 37 619 Cleveland 52 46 531 Chicago 49 54 476 Philadelphia 46 58 442 Pittsburg 43 57 430 Louisville 44 59 427 Brooklyn 43 58 426 Washington 40 59 404 St. Louis 26 76 255 CHICAGO BAKERY * and’TS K ESTAURANT, IS THE PLACE TO GO WHEN WANTING.... 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