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THURSDAY, APRIL 11, 1901. PRISON OFFICIALS. MANAGERB. B. F. NELSON. President - - - Minneapolis EDWARD W. WING - - - - Breckenrtdge F. W. TEMPLE, ----- Blue Earth City A. C. WEISS, - -- -- -- -- Duluth ROSCOE H. BRONSON, Stillwater REBIDENT OFFIOIALB. HENRY WOLFER, ------ Warden J. S. GLENNON, - - - - Deputy Warden HORACE W. DAVIS, ----- - Clerk B. J. MERRILL. ------- Physician MISS MARY McKINNEY, - - - - Matron 8. J. KENNEDY, - - - 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. S. J. Kennedy, 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. Frank R. McDonald of Min neapolis visited the institution on Friday in company with S. C. Neumeier of the St. Croix Post. 1800 eggs were distributed here Sunday. Charles Bass has accepted a position with Roscoe H. Bronson of the city. Dr. Wm, Olson of Grantsburg, Wis., was shown through the in stitution by Dr. Withrow. Seventy-five inmates were trans ferred to other cells, Monday, bringing the crew of each keeper within respective tiers. Charley, our Tailor, lias been granted a parole. We wish him success in his efforts to live down the effects of this environment. R. H. Haire, Ed. Mahoney and M. MacDougal of Duluth were sight-seers at this burgh during the week, Deputy Warden Glen non officiating as cicerone. The large ice box in the steward’s department is being put under repairs. At the regular monthly meeting of the Board of Managers, Friday, thirteen paroles were granted. Rev. S. J. Kennedy, chaplain of the prison, and E. W. Wing, of the Board, were selected as dele gates from the prison to the con gress of corrections and charities and prison managers which will convene in Washington, May 9 and continue in session until May 15. James Carney, who lost an arm in one of the machines in the twine factory two years ago, re ceived a donation of SI,OOO from the state legislature. Saturday was the busiest day the officers have had since 1895 when over one hundred United States prisoners were transferred to this institution from Oklahoma. The storekeeper’s department had the appearance of a clothing store during a bargain or auction sale. Clothing and men’s furnishings were piled in heaps about the room while men were being measurector trying on clothing some in uniform and others for departure. The day previous the Board of Ma nagers granted thirteen paroles. These thirteen besides eight re gular discharges and ten prisoners received were fitted with clothing during the day. The night guards say, if they couldn’t run faster than the men in the fire department do when they practice, they would use a back street instead of the central avenue. Hutch, too says that he told ’em so last time, and Hutch ought to know, for he says he was a fireman in South Africa for 23 years. Eli Perkins (Melville D. Lan don) yesterday addressed the men in the dining hall after dinner. In his easy and eloquent style he related many pleasing stories that were greatly appreciated by all. We hope Eli can soon come again, for he is good looking and just right all over. The best Easter service that has been given in our chapel for many a year, and perhaps the best held in this city, was conducted in this institution on Sunday, last. Rev. Charles Corcoran conducted the service which throughout was highly interesting. Every seat including a reserve supply of camp chairs was occupied, and probably two hundred visitors were in at tendance. The choir and orchestra did splendid with the musical numbers. The two anthems ren dered by the choir were undoubt edly equal to those given in any church in the city. The floral display was one of exceptional grandeur and will redound to the credit of Guard Backlund and his assistant, Sinbad, our experienced florists. The immense pyramid of blooming plants set in front of the altar rose to a height of eight feet and was probably twelve feet in diameter at the base, containing such rare plants as the agarintum, lilian Harrisii, hyderangea, spiear ies, azalies, rex Bergonias, daffo diles and others in profusion. The Board of Pardons held its regular quarterly meeting at the capital, Monday. The cases were disposed of as follows: Denied —Samuel G., John C., James McA., Fred D., James C. H., John E. M., Atlie L., James T., Adelbert L., John 8., Charles W , Horace E. 8., E. W. S., Cul ick J. L., Andrew H., Anna F., Jacob S., Emil E. D., Joel S., Martin H. C. Continued—Louis S., C. Z., Michael K., Frederick W., Mark C., John C., Joseph H. Under advisement —John F., Edgar H. H., Mark W., Albert A., Charles E., Robert F., Anthony F. W. Granted —A. C. R. Commutations —George C., five years to four; Thomas S., seven and one-half to two. CHAUTAUQUA. The Pierian Circle held its re gular meeting on Sunday after noon. One new member was admitted. “Coal Oil Dick” presided over Mock Congress and created a sen sation. As a presiding officer he extracted more fun from the session than we have had in a long time. The following program was ren dered : Chorus “Upidee.” Paper—Monopoly vs. Public Welfare Member of Class A Vocal Solo Member of Class D “Love's Old Sweet Song. - ’ Poem—June Member of Class E Violin Solo “Sounds from Home.” Paper—History Vocal Duet Member of Class D .Members of Class C and E “Life’s Dream is O’er.” After the report of the critic and miscellaneous remarks from the members the circle adjourned. G. W. L., Secretary. Yesterday was the nineteenth birthday of Fritz, the library bird. Fritz has been one of the finest of trick birds in his time, doing such tricks as sliding down the cellar door, marching with his gun,hollow ing down the rain barrel, dancing and even tried to stand on his head. But old age is telling on him, and while he is not so much of an acrobat now, be still makes the room ring with musical voice. ............ pierctxntilc ©O. THE We compete successfully with any house i vPTTTuiirv tributary to this territory. Our shipping EXCLLSIvD facilities being superior to those of any other house in the NORTHWEST, our customers can depend on having all TABDHJf I orders entrusted to us filled with Prompt ul/DDlrlu ness and Dispatch. HOUSE WHOLESALE GROCERS Lumber men’s IN THE v CITY Supplies a ............ Corner Chestnut /p ami water sts. Stillwater, Minn. Written for The Prison Mirror THE TWENTIETH CENTURY MAUD. SENTENCED, PENNED BY MEMBERS Pierian Glee Club The fellow who never stops to think, usually stands round till he gets left. The man who boasts of his learning doesn’t know how really ig norant he is. Member of Class A The truly spiritual man is he who can rule his thoughts with material force. There is one thing to be said in favor of the wages of sin. They are never reduced. A man seldom understands “woman’s suffrage” until he marries one. Then he suffers. Every woman has a sneaking idea that she would have been good had she been in Eve’s place. The man who hasn’t the courage of his convictions, hasn’t the ability to accomplish anything. The boys who used to get Bibles every Christmas haven’t all turned out to be the best men. The man who chooses evil as the only alternative, usually never had anything else to choose from. The one debt in all the world that is the hardest to collect is when a fellow fancies the world owes him a living. Some women never see their “ideals” until they are too old to recognise “him.” Then they get the minne-ha-ha. Maud Muller on a summer night Stood in the glare of a big arc light With her rake in hand she was out for wealth — For Maud was a lady of excellent health. A judge came along on a high grade bike, He was a judge of whisky, cigars and the like And Maud spotted him for easy pie, And threw him the high-sign and goo-goo eye. “Get next to that gay young dairymaid,” Said the Judge, “and she wants me! Well, who’s afraid?” So after some airy persiflage, Maud gave his wallet a thorough massage. In a dignified, yet ladylike way, She raked that mellow, sweet old jay Till his clothes were as free of dollars and cents As a maple from buds ere winter relents. Then she shook that judge and went her way, Assured of his virtue for many a day. Now the judge sticks close to his farm in N. J., But the gentle maid still rakes Broadway. I OF OUR AND LIBERATED. When a man looks back at a woman He sees but her face and her figure; When a woman looks back, simply human, It’s to see if her costume’s de rigeur. “Agi” is just in time to open up the baseball season. Tell your pipe stories to the plumber. He enjoys them Good manners without good morals have no intrinsic value. It is impossible to cheat anyone without cheating yourself An ounce of common sense is worth ten pounds of learning. Politeness in rags is better than ill breeding in broadcloth. If you would be interesting, you should learn to interest others A single moment of worry will sometimes ruin the peace of years In choosing your associates, be sure that they are your superiors Do not try to help others until you are competent to help yourself. It takes a great deal of strength sometimes to hold one s tongue. The reason a woman can’t throw straight is because she squints. iMCI* i The Duffek FRATERNITY STQRYETTES. 0 John Sherman lost his first posi tion in a surveyor’s party when he had reached the age of 15. I'hen it was that he indulged in his firet speculation—one of the few that to him were unsuccessful. Salt was cheap in the head waters of the Muskingum river, and it commanded fancy prices in Cincinnati. It seemed to young Sherman that it would be a good chance to put* his little capital into salt, place the barrels in a small, flat-bottomed boat, and let it float down to Cincinnati, making a good thing out of the salt, as well as getting back what the boat would cost him. This is the de scription of the speculation that is given by a native of Sherman’s birthplace: “Well, he got along all right the day he started. Long after dusk he tied up for the night, but there came up such an awful cold snap that night that the river friz up so’s John couldn’t make a start till mornin’. “That wasn't the worst of it, nuther. The cold spell kep up, the ice got thicker an’ thicker, an’ the long an’ short of it was that John had to lie there till spring an’ build a roof over his cargo to save it from bein’ spoiled by the winter rains. Come spring, he got along to Cincinnati, but by that time the city was full of salt, an* he had to sell out at a loss, an* lose all his time, besides.” —Phila- delphia Press. Ruskin was once asked to aid in • defraying expenses for a new chapel. In answer he wrote: “Sir, —I am scornfully amused at your appeal to me, of all the people in the world the precisely least likely to give you a farthing. My first w'ord to all men and boys who care to hear me is: ‘Don’t get into debt. Starve and go to heaven, but don’t borrow. Try first begging. I don’t mind, if it is really needful, stealing. And, of all manner of debtors, pious people building churches they can’t pay for are the most detest able nonsense to me. Can’t you preach and pray behind the hedges—or in a sandpit—or a coal-hole—first?’ ” —Christian Reg--, ister. EXCHANGES. Perhaps the Garden of Eden was located in China, as Professor Hut ton says, but it was a long time * ago. —Minneapolis Times. Poverty is no disgrace, but it is seldom used as testimonial ofjabil-. ity.—St. Louis Humorist. When you meet a specter in the path of life, run over it. —Florida Times-Union. At present the dove of peace threatens to tire itself out trying to find a place somewhere on God’s, footstool where it can conscien tiously alight.—Princeton Union. Dr. Gatling, the gun man, has invented an improved plow. He must think things are going to take a new turn. —Chicago Record- Herald. Whenever a man happens to make a good guess he begins to talk about his good judgment.— Chippewa County Herald. Porto Rico is getting Ameri canized so fast that it is importing the Stars and Stripes by the ton. —Tacoma Ledger. Aguinaldo has proclaimed him self “satisfied with America,” but the American “aunties” are stilt apparently very much dissatisfied., —Minneapolis Tribune.