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i 3£kc prison gjtirrxrr. 8. W. LEAVETT, Chairman - - - Litchfield W. E. LEE, - -- -- -- - Long Prairie O. B. GOULD, - -- -- -- - Winona H. W. WRIGHT, - - - - - Secretary REBIDENT OFFIOIALB. HENRY WOLFER, ------ Warden J. S. GLENNON, - - - - Deputy Warden M. C. COLLIGAN, - - Ass’t. Deputy Warden HORACE W. DAVIS, ----- - Clerk F. M. BORDWELL - - - - - - Steward B. J. MERRILL, Physician MISS MARY McKINNEY, - - - - Matron 8. J. KENNEDY, - - - Protestant Chaplain CHARLES CORCORAN, - Catholic Chaplain PRIBON 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. For the Information of new arrivals and all others desiring to send Thk 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. Each paper 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. NOTICE:— One of the rules OF THIS INSTITUTION IS THAT ALL LETTERS WRITTEN BY INMATES MUST BE SIGNED WITH THE FULL NAME OF THE WRITER. Mr. and Mrs. Arthur James Peg ler of Minneapolis were visitors at this institution on Tuesday and were escorted through by Deputy Warden Glennon. During the next thirty days the flag on the administration build ing will once more fly at half mast. This is pursuant to a proc lamation issued by Gov. Van Sant last Saturday in memory of the late Gov. John S. Pillsbury. Deputy Warden Deputy Warden Returns. Glennon returned from a two weeks trip through the eastern states Tuesday. During his absence he visited a number of penal institutions, among them the Illinois penitentiary, the Cherry and Moyensen prisons at Philadel phia, the Ohio state penitentiary at Columbus, the prison at Ana mosa, lowa, and Sing Sing, N. Y. Mr. Glennon spent several days in New York city, where he says politics are the all absorbing topic of conversation, and also at Trenton, N. J., where he inspected the state prison. improvements in Carpenters have the storeroom. been at work in the storeroom shoe shop for the past week building a partition in the center of the room and dividing it. The new room thus gained will be used as a place to store the discharge suits, which since the advent of the Board of Control have been bought at whole sale, instead of being purchased when needed as was formerly the case. Most of the clothes from the storeroom in the cellhouse will be moved into the new storeroom. Movement of The population Prison Population. j g steadily in creasing, and is larger today than it was at this time a year ago. During the past week there have been ten arrivals as against four discharges. At the present time the popula tion numbers 536, graded as follows: First, 370; second, 156, and third, 10. It was a queer looking package that stood on the cellhouse desk Monday evening when the night keepers came in. It might have been a cross between a Holland gin bottle and a bull pup or it might have been an infernal THURSDAY, OCT. 34, 1901. PRIBON OFFICIALS. BOARD OF CONTROL. TO INMATES. || LOCAL H NEWS. machine. It was generally eyed with disfavor, as something dan gerous. Guard Arsenault was about to take it up gingerly and throw it out when Guard Degan came along. “Faith what are ye doing wid me cough medicine,” he said. “Put it down, and keep your hands off it. ’Tis highly recommended by men wid their pictures in th’ papers. For a severe cold, ’tis better than a Turkish bath.” And he carried it off to the other end of the building. Pendennis Breaks “Pendenniß, the into society. well fc no wn con tributor to this paper and wielder of the festive whitewash brush, likes to keep up with, the times. With this end in view he recently subscribed to the Chicago “Even ing Herald,” thinking it had some connection with the morning daily. It cost him two case notes for a year’s subscription. The first number arrived last week. In it he read that Mrs. Smith-Jones would be at home from four to six on Monday; that the gown Elsie Leslie wore in her latest production was not, as has been reported, a creation of Worth’s, and much more information of the same sort. The “Herald” is a cute little society sheet, and keeps cases on every Willie boy in the windy city. “Pendennis” will read it for the coming year with great interest and edification. If he sends it to his friends he will die. The Chautauqua Early Pome was Meeting. the principal sub ject of discussion at the regular bi-weekly meeting of the local Chautauqua circle last Sunday afternoon. Two papers on the “eternal city,” each reviewing it from a different standpoint, pre cipitated the discussion, and near ly everyone present found he had something to say on the subject. The new order of business was a decided success, and the meeting had more life and “ginger” to it than has been the case for some time. The first number on the program was a report by a mem ber of class “A,” entitled “Early Roman Politics.” The report was gleaned from the book the class is engaged in studying, and was as thorough a resume of the subject as could be crowded into ten minutes. This was followed by a vocal solo by a member of class “D,” after which came another class report, “The Beginning of the Roman Empire.” Another vocal solo was the next number on the program, followed by another class report, “German Rulers,” a sketch of the leading events in the lives of the German emperors since the time of Fred erick the Great to the present day. A mandolin solo, the “Beggar Student” waltzes, was received with much applause, and the meet ing was brought to a close with a special paper, “The Anarchist,” by a member of class “E,” and the report of the critic. Sinbad Sinbad was seated on Turns Nurse. a p jl e Q f dirt in the little lean-to back of the hospital, holding two blind crawling puppies in his lap. On a gunnysack beside him the deputy warden’s sky terrier was nursing two more of her brood. He was rocking to and fro and talking to the little balls of fur in a low sing-song. “We sailed out o’ St. Johns, New Brunswick,” said he, “on a bloody old saint —that’s wot they calls schooners in them parts— wot had been condemned forty years before. Off th’ banks we runs into a big nor’wester, an’ a whoppin’ big whale hits us astern, head first, and comes clear inter th’ waist. We takes off our fore hatch to fin’ out how badly we’re hurt, an’ th’ whale’s head pops out We doesn’t sink that time, tho, f’r as fast as th’ water comes SOME HAPPENINGS I __ * THE OUTSIDE OF THE WEEK. * WORLD. I PHILIPPINE ARMY REINFORCED. Owing to the recent serious out breaks on the Island of Samar, the Philippine army will be greatly reinforced in the near future, instead of reduced as was expected. As pointed out by Cen. Corbin in his annual report, the army will lose nearly 2,000 men a month on account of expiration of enlistment, and the war department is now considering how to meet this prospective deficiency without impairing the efficiency of the military establishment in the Philippines. The transports Meade, Grant and Crook will be utilized in taking troops to our island posses sions. MORE SEAWORTHY BOATS. Sir Thomas Lipton left New York for England last Saturday. Before he sailed he again declared himself in favor of a change in the con struction of challengers and de fenders of the America’s cup. “The yachts should be some thing more than mere racing machines,” said Sir Thomas. “The present yachts are not safe. Should the cup ever cross to the other side the challenger would have to be built according to British ideas of stability.” 9-9-9 GOVERNOR PILLSBURY DEAD Former Governor John S. Pills bury died last Friday morning of Bright’s disease at the age of 73 years. Governor Pillsbury had been ill for more than a month, and for a fortnight before he died his life was despaired of. His wife and two children survive him. MORE SHIPS FOR THE NAVY. Secretaiy Long will probably ask for more ships during the next session of congress. It is more than likely he will recommend three battleships, two armored cruisers and a number of small gunboats. The estimates for the navy for the fiscal year ending June 10,1903, have recently been made public. The total amount is $98,910,984, against $77,924,535 appropriated for the current year. The chief increases are $2,500,1X30 for con struction, $2,000,000 for armor and $129,355 in the appropriation for yards and docks. HE FAILED IN PATRIOTISM Because he failed to mention President McKinley in his prayers or sermon on the Sunday following the president’s assassination Rev. F. J. Rice, pastor of the Baptist church of Marysville, Kan., has been accused by his congregation of lack of patriotism and ousted in through th’ leak in th’ stern th’ whale blows it out through th’ fore hatch. When th’ weather lets up, we harpoons th’ whale, an runs back to St. Johns with him in tow.” . He looked up when The Mirror man entered. “These pups ’s almost as human as porpoises,” he said. “They likes to be talked to after they eats, an’ she’s such a little bit o’ a thing to be a mother that I holds one set an’ keeps ’em amused while she feeds th’ other. These here ones was squealin’ like fog sirens before I took ’em, an’ now they's sleepin’ like babbies. Dep’ty said he’d gi’ me th’ pick o’ th’ litter, but I bet he forgets all. about it.” And he put the pups down beside their mother and went into the greenhouse. ♦ 9~9~9 9-9-9 from his pastorate. The congre gation was very mnch wrought up over the matter, feeling that the neglect of their pastor to eulogize the late president left them open to criticism, and did not give him an opportunity to resign. 9-9-9 ANGELS EVER BRIGHT AND FAIR. Modern angels have written a new Bible with typewriters and presented the book to Rev. Harry St. Clair, formerly of New York city but now of Syracuse, N. Y., and he, on the strength of the revelation, has started a new re ligion called “The Church of the Higher Criticism.” The Bible of the new cult is called “The Oahspe,” and was written entirely by angels on typewriters—at least that is what Mr. St. Clair says. The followers of this religion do not believe in Christ, but worship the creator toward whom there is always progression of lives. All other religions are cast aside as false. Dr. St. Clair says: “We believe in living in com munities, having all things in com mon, exohanging whatever we need regardless of value. We believe in celibacy, but where there is marriage it must be with one of the true religion. There can be no remaniage. We are not al lowed to have anything to do with voting or go to law, believing that all things should be settled accord ing to the highest light, and that we should live and dwell in har mony.” 9-9-9 THE CANTEEN A NECESSITY. Army officers are making vig orous efforts to have the post can teen reinstated. In his annual re port on the health of the army, Surgeon Gen. Sternberg says the canteen lessens drunkenness among soldiers and recommends its re establishment. Gen. Wood, re porting on affairs in Cuba, also speaks favorably of the post ex change, as does Gen. Otis. The matter will undoubtedly be taken up when congress meets. 9-9-9 FOURTEEN WIVES IN FORTY YEARS. James Meridy of Barbourville, Ky., was divorced from his thir teenth wife October 15 and mar ried his fourteenth one hour later. Meridy is forty years old and in appearance resembles Buffalo Bill. Four of his wives are dead and nine have been divorced. 9-9-9 WIFE BEATER BEATEN The people of the town of Ibex, six miles from Leadville, Colo., caught Richard Gorman, an old timer of the camp, who beat his wife regularly twice a month, and took him to a trestle, where he was tied and given fifty lashes with a cowhide. He was then told that a repetition of his offense would cost him 100 lashes. 9-9-9 A HALLOWE EN MAGAZINE. Superstition Trail, a powerful tale of the West, by Owen Wister, and illustrated by Remington, is the opening story in the Hollo we’en number (October 26) of the Satur day Evening Post of Philadelphia. Other attractive features are a new episode in The Love Affairs of Patricia and a striking poem by Holman F. Day. Mr. Day’s ballad, The Night of the White Review, tells a weird tale current among Gloucester fishermen. It has all the swing and movement of Mr. Kipling’s Dipsy Chanteys, and a strength and originality all its own. About Weddings. “Say, Williams,” remarked the persistent bore, “did you ever have any funny experiences at any of the weddings which you have attended ?” “No sir, I never did. What or “Well I have. So listen and I will relate to you one of them. It happened several years ago in one of our southern villages. The groom belonged to a family that consisted of six boys and seven girls. They were mountaineers. The boys were all six-footers, and as husky a lot of looking men as you could find anywhere. One of them, however, lost a leg in a premature explosion while blow ing stumps from a place he was clearing. Well, one of the boys had been courting one of his neighbor’s daughters for some time and finally announced that the happy event was to take place that fall. “The neighbors for miles around were invited to celebrate the event. After the wedding they bad a ‘ dance, which was followed by a sumptuous feast. Then came the parting of the ways. The groom and bride made hasty preparations for their honeymoon, which was to consist of a trip in a buggy to the city ten miles distant. “While they were waiting for the start, confusion reigned su preme. The usual custom of showering rice and old shoes at a newly married pair was ob served, but one of the sisters, in the excitement of the moment, seized a shoe that had a wooden, leg in it and let it go with a strong, vigorous swing. It hit the groom squarely in the back of the head, and he dropped forward like a log, oblivious to the smiles of his happy bride and the shouts of the merrymakers. “For a moment consternation, took the place of joyous laughter. The bride’s smiles were superseded by tears, and the sister who threw the shoe fainted while lustily im ploring the saints to forgive her. “The cook, who was looking out of a raised window held in place by a stick, waved her big fat arms, so franatically that she displaced the stick. When the window 1 came down and took her in the back of the neck, she just had wind enough left to add to the. pandemonium by shouting for the . police. This increased the tu-. mult, for the mountaineers hate the officers of the law worse than an irishman despises potato bugs. The mother of the family went into hysterics, and the old gentle man was so excited that he p’aced his wedding cigar wrong end to in his mouth and was s etting and coughing to beat the I “Finally partial order v. re stored. The groom wa *en from the arms of hisweepia ride and carried into the house and tenderly put to bed. A eouple of doctors were hastily summoned who quickly brought him around. Outside of a lump on the back of his head that looked like an em bryo watermelon, he was none the worse for his unfortunate experi- The next day the honey moon was carried out as per schedule. That’s what I call an ill-omened affair, don't you?” but his listener had turned on his heel and was headed for Casey’s place across the street. Comet. ence. A Strike Novelty. A novelty in the way of striker has occurred at Buda-Pest. All the monks of the Franciscan order* with the exception of the superior*, have left the monastery of Buda- Pest, and decline to return until, certain new regulations are re- Y. Sun.