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THURSDAY, April 121, 1898. PRISON OFFICIALS MANAGERS. JAS. S. O’BRIEN, President - - Stillwater EDWIN DUNN, - - -- -- - - Eyota B. F. NELSON --'--- - Minneapolis 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 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 be granted by complying with the following rules: Write out your own name, register and cell number and send to this offic e 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. (__) Local, risonettes *' uc j d and ij) Logical. C. E. Lorette of Duluth and Geo. E. Turner, city, passed through the insti tution last week. John A. Moe of Hudson, Wis., and F. P. Meehan, Madison, Wis., were callers here last week. Wm. Works and H. C. Smith of Minneapolis, with State Agent Whit tier, were visitors here on Saturday. T. J. Nagle of Milwaukee, who is visiting in the twin cities, was shown the rounds of our peaceful village by Engineer Jones on Monday. Sinbad the sailor is evidently trying to take the grass by the forelock, as we noticed that he administered the first shave to it Monday. 13. 13. Merrill, of Mclntire, la., a cousin of Dr. Merrill, is visiting in the city and was shown through the insti tution yesterday by Asst.-Physician Withrow. The chef in the officers’ culinary department is raising a company among the kitchen mechanics to swat the Spaniards in case a special call for recruits comes from Uncle Sam. The inmates who try to stall us with the question “ Why is the moon round V” should remember that Minnesota is not the only inkspot on the map, and he will then agree with us that the sky has as much right to sport roundheads as any part of this prosperous north west country. At this time, when Spring revivifies the earth, young men (and young women) should take example from the thoroughness of Nature’s work. By wholesome reading they should nour ish the tender shoots of true morality that in the prime of life these may be a shelter to untarnished characters. Farmers and others living in the sec tion tributary to St. Paul, can now se cure all the news of the world and full market reports daily at nearly the price they now pay for eastern weekly publications. The St. Paul Dispatch, issued six days a week, may now be had at the small cost of twenty-five cents per month. Next Sunday the regular quarterly meeting of the Pierian Chautauqua Circle will be held in chapel hall com mencing at 12:30 r. m. A number of invitations have been sent to outside friends of the Circle, and it is expected that quite a number will be present to hear the interesting program that has been prepared. Professor Hortvert of Minneapolis has been here the past week superin tending the laying out of additional pieces to be added to this year’s cata logue of demonstrating apparatus manufactured here for the use of the state public schools. About twenty five additional pieces are to be added making a total of 130. The quantity of finished binder twine now on hand amounts to 3,090,482 pounds. Advance orders already re ceived for this season amount to 3,100,- 120 pounds. The entire output for the season will amount to nearly 5,000,000 pounds. Minnesota farmers who want the best twine on the market should not delay their orders. McKinley signs bill. CORRECT SUMMARY OF THE LATEST WAR NEWS. At 11:24 a. m. yesterday (Wednesday) President Me ainley affixed his signa ture to the Cuban resolutions as passed by Congress, a correct text of which appears on this page. The President, has sent an ultimatum to Spain. She is given until midnight of Saturday to reply to same. Spanish minister at Washington asked for and received his passports and leaves for Spain. Minister Woodford will remain at Madrid until Spain replies to ultima tum, provided such reply is made be fore time limit expires. He will not remain later than Saturday. When dispatches announced that McKinley had signed Cuban resolu tions, Chicago, St. Louis, Key West and other cities, expressed their pleas ure and patriotism by pealing of bells, shrieking of whistles and general jolli fication. Regiments of regulars from all points are speeding southward to the front. The parental admonitions received in the halcyon days of youth, and which entered one ear only to make a hasty exit through the other one, now loom up before 119 as the grandest philosophy of life, which, if heeded, would have led us through more pleas ant paths. The old war-time fervor now has a hold on the country as strongly as in the days of ’6l, with the happy excep tion that we are now a united people with the one patriotic purpose in view and that the relief of people who have been crushed ’neath the heel of a once honored power that is now but the sensuous offscourings of its former brilliancy when Spain practically ruled the eastern hemisphere and was the patron of discovery in the western hemisphere. Rev. Mr. Robinson chaplain at the Sisseton Indian agency, South Dakota, came here by request last Sunday to baptize John Long, an Indian prisoner serving a sentence for a crime com mitted at Brown’s Valley on this side of the Minnesota river. Long was anxious to be formally admitted into the episcopal faith but would have the ceremony performed by no one but the chaplain of the Sisseton agency to which he belonged before his mishap on this side of the state line. In a recent debate in the English house of commons, on a bill relating to the British prison system, Mr. John Dillon, M. P., said, in substance: “In my opinion one of the greatest ad vances in modern civilization has been the discovery, due to the great human itarian reformers of the early part of this century, that the savagery of the punishment was not a deterrent to crime, and that in direct proportion to the degree in which the criminal law of the country had been mitigated in vindictiveness and savagery so had crime gradually decreased.” There is not an intelligent man the world over who will gainsay this opinion of the distinguished lawmaker. A number of the boys have asked if there is a possibility of any inmates being given their freedom on condition of enlisting, should the difficulties with the dons assume a very serious aspect. Quite a number of the men here are patriotic enough to go to the front on principle, for a higher cause than the mere saving of a part of a term of imprisonment, although it must be admitted that this latter is consider able of an inducement. Most of the boys would gladly hasten to the fray for the adventure and the opportunity to regain freedom. But we do not think there is a likelihood of any state taking such action. The stories about prisoners in other states being or ganized for the impending war are but second-class lies gotten up for the edification of that numerous class of readers who believe any tale, no mat ter how improbable it may be. MOVEMENTS OF OUR POPULATION School attendance, 141. Patients undergoing treatment in hospital, 7. Prison population April 21: Males, 517; females, 7; total, 524. Prisoners received during the week ending April 21, 2; Discharged, 3. Grade standing April 21: First grade, 362; second grade, 142; third grade, 10. Prisoners received during the week: John Burk, Dodge Co., grand larceny second degree, reformatory plan. F. Kimball, Becker Co., robbery third degree, one year. • TEXT OF WAR RESOLUTIONS AS PASSED BY BOTH HOUSES OF CONGRESS. Whereas, the abhorrent conditions which have existed for more than three years in the island of Cuba, so near our own borders, have shocked the moral sense of the people of the United States, have been a disgrace to Christian civilization, culminating, as they have, in the destruction of a United States battleship, with 266 of its officers and crew, while on a friendly visit in the harbor of Havana, and can not longer be endured, having been set forth by the President of the United States in his message to Congress, April 11, 1898, upon which the action of Congress was invited; therefore, Resolved, by the Senate and House of Representatives of the United States of America, in Congress assembled: 1. That the people of the island of Cuba are, and of right ought to be, free and independent. 2. That it is the duty of the United States to demand, and the government of the United States does hereby de mand, that the government of Spain at once relinquish its authority and government in the island of Cuba and withdraw its land and naval forces from Cuba and Cuban waters. 3. That the President of the United States be, and he hereby is, directed and empowered to use the entire land and naval forces of the United States, and to call into the actual service of the United States the militia of the several states, to such extent as may be necessary to carry these resolutions into effect. 4. That the United States hereby disclaims any disposition or intention to exercise sovereignty, jurisdiction, or control over said island, except for the pacification thereof; and asserts its determination, when that is accom plished, to leave the government and control of the island to its people. SUNDAY MUSINGS. The supersensitive man has a hard row to hoe in this world, more espe cially when circumstances prevail to induce a temporary seclusion from the expanding influence of freedom. Under ordinary conditions of life sensitive ness is a virtue when guided by a noble mind that has a due regard for the feelings of others. But supersensi tiveness is a vice—and a silly one—in any degree of life, in freedom or in ncsion. A man undergoing enforced confine ment generally has a severe trial to avoid reaching the degree of sensitive ness that makes of it a vice. In his condition it is customary for him to feel that every man’s hand is against him, and, though centuries of Chris tian civilization have done a great deal to ameliorate the condition of the criminal tickets drawn in the lottery of justice, he still finds ample excuse for convincing himself that friends are as scarce as warriors among spout ers of jingo billingsgate. This very thought is the strongest symptom of aggravated sensitiveness, for, if one believes that all men are against him, the effect upon his nerves will be just as bad as though there was a regiment of Bluebeards ready to thwart his every effort in life. You can never have assistance or any de gree of comfort from this world unless you believe in the honor and friend ship of your fellowmen and even of those whom you may consider enemies for the only reason that one’s own ac tions place him temporarily in their control. In the seclusion incidental to pun ishment one is apt to keep the fire of enmity smoldering, thinking thereby that he is injuring others whereas the only injury is usually to one’s self. It is no easy matter to avoid holding a harsh feeling toward someone whom you think is resposible for your incar ceration. But, however justifiable the cause for such feeling may be, it never does one a particle of good while here, and is generally the source of endless worry if the vindictive hanker ing for revenge is encouraged. If a man happens to receive a bodily injury and is confined to his room, he soon finds which position of the body gives him most rest with least pain, and he generally adheres to it as much as possible. Now, he might cater to a diseased imagination and satisfy a vin dictive feeling by constantly irritating his wound. Will he do it? Oh, no; the pain would be too much in evi dence. If the pain was not actively felt, he might probably rebel at his subjection and vent his spleen on the wound occasionally, just as insane injured men have been known to tear *? ' ® f A A Well Dressed Man E> m i Has an Option on Success. pi JL T ¥ f(j) My New Spring Stock of Woolens are all f[ ]} Sr in and open for your inspection. There lias Mr never been shown so many beautiful effects in (jjj CHEVIOT and TWEED SUITIHCS • (| a 'i 1 (qp As there is this season Come in and make your (ijjj) selection early, so as to have your SUIT ready to A (LjJ put on when the weather changes. : : : : In] (Q) 23V North Second. M. A. THON. (Q) open their wounds for some unaccount able reason engendered by a diseased brain. In the cloistered life of a worldly institution we are not unlike the man confined to bed with a serious injury. A man here is a moral invalid—he will be looked upon as such and may as well make the most of a bad bargain. If he cultivates a supersensitive feel ing his troubles will be legion. If he continually frets about the injustice of some one who by false or exaggerated testimony caused or increased his pun ishment, he will be like the crazed man who tears open a healing wound. It is better by far to look at the matter in a philosophical light and heed your own mental comfort, as does the injured man who secures most bodily comfort by keeping in the position that tends thereto. I hear someone say that “such a thing is easier said than done.” Very true, my friend; if such matters were easy of accomplishment there would be little virtue in them. One must recognize that it is only those duties requiring considerable individual effort that tend to show the true mettle in a man. And it is only by exercising one’s strongest will power that we can get a measure of happiness from this mundane sphere. PENOGRAMS Adversity is the best hone to sharpen the scythe of life. o*o The amendments to a man’s life are sometimes too heavy for his con stitution. o*o It is our humble opinion that Spain should not Havana more time to re- Cubarate. o*o The young man who is ambitious to “shine” in this world should very prop erly begin at the foot. o * o Enforced absence from the active world lends a greater enchantment to it than does distance to the landscape. o*o The man who shaves three times a week is a strong believer in not letting his whiskers know what his mustache kisses. o*o The hardest afflictions to bear are nearly always the ones that we de liberately and willingly impose by our own foolish actions. o*o Prithee, brother, list whilst I similize with the great authors of the day: Let me make the sentences of a prison and you may write its laws and ballads. o*o You can never fully appreciate or reach the heights of earthly happiness until you sound the depths of misery into which man forces man in the self ish battle for worldly applause. o*o When a man receives tive years for an offense for which another receives only one, he does not repine at the good luck of his fellow unfortunate, but he is thenceforth an ardent admirer of any medicine that will relieve dys pepsia. 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