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THURSDAY, MARCH 6, 1902. PRIBON OFFICIALS. BOARD OF CONTROL. 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. GLKNNON, - - - - 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 S. 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. TO INMATES. 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 oftk e with name and address of person to whom paper is to be sent. Eacfy 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 ln mates are requested to comply with this order whether sending out a copy or not. LOCAL NEWS. 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 Chaplain Kennedy was a visitor at the school Friday evening. A “runner” was seen running in •the yard yesterday morning. It was his first offence. Sinbad is engaged on a poem, the refrain of which is, “An’ th’ Screw is goin’ to land you if you ' don’t watch out.” Professor Stewart, who has been in Chicago for a week delivering a course of lectures, returned last Friday and has been in his accus tomed place at night school since then. Ever since last Tuesday Guard Backland has been kept busy dodging congratulations. This is due to the arrival of a little Miss Backland—weight, it is alleged, eleven pounds—on that date. Mr. Harry Jenks, of Stillwater, has been appointed a guard of this institution and is now on night duty in the cellhouse. Mr. Jenks served in the Philippines with the Thirteenth regiment during the war. „ The work of converting the old foundry in a baching room is pro gressing rapidly. About six men ar9 employed there, and the foun dation of macadamized rock for the cement floor is almost finished. The room will, be in use before very long. Rats got into the greenhouse Tuesday night and played havoc with a number of tulip bulbs that were just beginning to sprout. They also made a meal in the carnation beds. None of the plants were injured irredeemably. Movement of Once more the Prison Population, arrivals at this institution outnumbered the de partures from it. During the week seven men came in while but two were discharged. The population numbers 559, graded as follows: First, 372; sec ond, 178, and third, 8. The Mirror Among the visitors to Beg-ieter. register at The Mirbor office daring the week were Rev. C. Herbech Shutt, St. Paul, Rev. F. L. Palmer, Stillwater; J. W. Soderstrum, Rock Island, HI. There was another yard drill after chapel Sunday morning in which all the inmates participated. Some of the companies show rapid progress in assimilating the tactics and execute some fairly difficult maneuvers without a hitch. Captain Whelan is keeping a crew of men engaged in renovating the eellhouse. The walls are be ing scraped and whitewashed and the iron and woodwork repainted. As soon as the men go over all the walls they start at the beginning once more, making the building look as if it had just stepped from a bath. If cleanliness is next to godliness the oellhouse crew must be camping just outside the gates of the New Jerusalem. Cold weather and light snow marked the beginning of March, after a fortnight of mild spring weather. The month came in like the lion, and therefore many per sons infer that it will go out like the proverbial lamb. This sup position, says Guard Gallagher, who is learned in weather lore, is eminently unscientific and unre liable. There is no relation, he says, between the condition of the atmosphere on March Ist and the conditions prevailing thirty days later. . seven Men The regular month- Were Paroled. meeting of the Board of Control was held at this institution Saturday. Twelve prisoners, who are eligible because half their period of incarceration has expired or who are serving reformatory sentences, applied for parole, and seven of them had their desire granted. The members of the board in attendance were Mr. W. E. Lee Jand Judge O. B. Gould. Warden Wolfer submitted the financial statement for February. Binder twine collections during the month amounted to $1,508.17; miscellaneous, $7,125.99; total, SB,- 634.16. The miscellaneous receipts include the following items: La bor in shoe shop, $4,184.45; labor in twine factory, $1,684; board for United States prisoners, $1,125.91. Por Those Math- A man that ematically Inclined, wants to know sends The Mirror the following proposition and requests a solution of it. The Mirror refers the mat ter to its readers. This is the communication received: “My teacher has given me the following example to work: He wants me to tell him how long it would take a grasshopper of a given size, which would, were it physically perfect, jump a given number of feet and inches per hop and make a certain number of hops per minute; but it is handi capped by being lame in one leg, which reduces its hopping ability one-third in length but not in frequency; how long would it take him to jump around the world at the tropic of Capricorn ? Perhaps you know how many bones there are in an Ichthyosaurus? He wants to know. W. S.” MAMIE'S COAT. Mamie wear’s a raglan—oh, dear me! Mamie in her raglan is a sight to see! For the way that Mamie wears it, and the way she twists and bends Makes it hard to tell just where the raglan starts and Mamie ends! Mamie wouldn’t wear a coffee sack, of that I’m sure. Mamie likes to be in style, and Mamie is demure, Yet Mamie doesn’t hesitate to amble up the street Looking like a bale of hay that’s grown a pair of feet! And sometimes when you see her you take an other peep, She looks so much as if she were a-walking in her sleep! —Cincinnati Commercial Tribune. Buy Windle’s Gatling Gun for March. It is a hummer. At all news stands. Price ten cents. SOME HAPPENINGS OF THE WEEK. LOVE’S DREAM BLIGHTED. Mrs. Annie Nelson of Chicago, aged 76 and wealthy, will not be married as she expected to be. She went to New Britain, Conn., with $2,000 on her person in order to marry a man she met in Chicago. He turned out to be her nephew, and she conceived the idea that he regarded her money more than herself and so refused him. “I came to New Britain,” she says, “at the request of a man whom I met in Chicago, and with the intention of becoming bis wife, altbo I am 76 years of age and he is much younger. When I got here 1 discovered the smooth tongued stranger was a nephew and that my money was the con sideration. I have refused to be come his wife and have sent to Chicago for friends to take me home. I am too old to travel alone.” 9~9~9 TICKETS PLEASE! After April 1 no slang words of any description will sully the lips of the employees of the Chicago & Northwestern railroad. A new code of rules will go into effect on that day, and employees are now putting in their spare time study ing grammar and etiquette. Here after there will be no “engineers” on the Chicago & Northwestern. They are to be known as “engine men.” Instead of saying “We’re sidetracked,” the conductors mast hereafter report that “this train is in on an auxiliary waiting for a train of superior right to pass.” 9-9-9 UNDER THE ICE TO THE POLE An attempt will be made next year to reach the north pole in a submarine boat. Dr. Unschutz- Keampfe of -Vienna will make the voyage. Dr. Unschutz-Keampfe has perfected what he believes to be a very powerful submarine ves sel, capable of rapid progress through the water at a depth of 90' feet, which will allow him to go under the ice. The plan is to go as far north as possible in an ordinary arctic ves sel, launch the submarine boat at the edge of the great ice floe, reaching the pole in four days after leaving the large vessel. Oxygen, renewed by chemicals, will furnish air for the party. 9-9-9 HER KISSES COME HIGH Five thousand dollars a kiss is the monetary value set upon her favors by Mrs. Sarah Slater of Baraboo, Wis. She has brought suit for $15,000 against David 'G. James, of Richland Center, for three kisses James is alleged to have stolen from her. The fair plaintiff is a tenant of the defend ant, and the kissing is alleged to have been done while he was col lecting the rent. James says the whole affair is a scheme to blackmail him. He is a man of national reputation in G. A. R. circles. • 9-9-9 TRILLIONAIRES ARE COMING. President Dickerson of the American Tinplate company be lieves the time is coming when America will have trillionaires. In a speech at the annual banquet of the New England Iron and Hard ware association a few days ago, Mr. Dickerson said: “We have millionaires; we are talking of billionaires, it is not impossible that ye shall soon have trillionaires,” he said. Speaking * X OOSSIP FROM X X THE OUTSIDE X X WORLD. * * of money accumulators, he said “We can see no farther than our grandfathers, but the twentieth century will see men capable of dealing with fourteen or fifteen figures.” After the banquet some enter prising statisticians figured out what a trillion dollars would amount to, with the following re sults: According to computation, if 433 men were put to work counting this vast sum at birth, and counted continuously at the Biblical three score and ten, the task would be completed in time to give each man a few seconds in which to die. One man counting-at the rate of $1 a second every day would be oc cupied for 31,700 years, 289 days and two hours in counting the trillion. 9-9-9 FIRST AMERICAN HONORED The only American who has ever been honored by the Royal Hu mane society of London, England, is Arthur Eagan, a 17-year-old boy of Chicago. Eagan has saved 27 lives in Lake Michigan. The gold medal of the society will be pre sented by William Wyndham, Brit ish consul at Chicago. The society gives only two med als a year, and this is the first time that one of them has been awarded to a resident of the United States. BELL *CtIRLS IN KANSAS CITY. Because the bell boys of the Midland hotel, Kansas City, were too “fresh” last week, the manage ment has discharged them all and substituted girls in their place. The boys refused to do their work unless they were tipped and even then were not reliable. Bell girls give much better satisfaction. They are quick, anxious to please and as yet have not learned to ex pect a fee for everything they do. Some of them are very pretty. The heaviest work about the hotel, such as carrying grips and sample cases, is performed by porters. The girls are all between fifteen and eight een years of age. “THE SLANDERER.” CONTINUED FROM PAGE 4. words that clang like iron bells in the senate halls, that soothe in the mother’s lullaby, that sting like wasps in the taunts of the scorn ful, or bite like adders in the ex aggerations of the gossip—such words are making this world. How beautiful it would be if each man guarded his neighbor’s reputation as if it were his own. If he could only realize that possibly his neighbor was just as religious, just as virtuous, and in every way had an equal right to inhabit the earth with himself. When will the gos sip come to understand that he and his neighbor are made of the same mud, live in the same sun shine, and are governed by the same laws? So long as he attends to his business, you (the gossip) should attend to yours; and so long as you set yourself up to gossip about your neighbor or scalawag others, just because you can find a sympathetic listener to heed your criticisms, you simply adver tise yourself as an idiot. Stop lying about the man at your side, stop speaking unkindly of any one, attend to your own business and your chances of wearing a crown are greatly increased. In the end the hypocrite, the gossip and the assassin’s character will all barn together, and if yon don’t want to burn with them, stop talk ing about them. R. O. L. Work in a Logging Camp. About the 35th of September, io this state, the logger sends a crew of men up river to repair the dams on the stream in which he is to land his logs; to repair the old camps or build new ones. After that is done, the cutting of new roads begins, or the extending of old ones; building skid ways, cut ting cross hauls ami a few round turns. Next comes the chopping and sawing. The chopper, or notcher, cuts a scarf with his ax on the side of the tree on which he wishes the tree to be felled. The sawyers saw the tree down, the notcher measures it into log lengths and the sawyers saw it up. The swampers limb the tree, make a road from it to the skidway, and if it is a rough, large tree, and the haul is long, they also bark it. Next comes the skidding crew with a team of horses or a yoke of oxen or two hitched to a scoot, or “go-devil.” The scoot tender rolls the log on to the scoot, fastens it with a chain, and it is hauled to the skidway. When the skidway is filled, decking begins—that is piling the logs. About the middle of December (or a little earlier) hauling begins. The men who load the sleds are called loaders and the man who works on the sled is called the “top-loader;” the man who “sends ’em up,” is called the “ground loader;” the other —if there be three—is called the “tailer-down.” He rolls the log to the ground-man. The man who keeps the road in shape is called the “road-monkey;” the men who unload the sleds are called “land ing-men;” the man that hauls the lunch to the men in the woods, is called the “bull-c00k,7 and his work (poor fellow) is never done. He lights the fire in the sleeping shanty, before the men get up, fills all the lanterns, keeps the sleeping shanty in order, cuts wood, hauls water, cleans the hovels, hauls in hay and feed, helps the “cookee” to cut wood for the cook-shanty, strikes a blow for the “blacksmith,” makes up the foreman’s bed, (he does that while he’s resting him self) and if the cook gets sick, he does the cooking. The average load of logs meas ures about four and a half or five thousand feet —that is a four horse load. There was a four horse load hauled one and one fourth miles on Ann river that scaled 31,480 feet. It was started with a set of double blocks, and four open. .There was a 36,000- foot load loaded on Pine river, but it was not hauled to the landing on account of it not being evenly loaded. Give the logger good cold weather, and he needs no snow, for of late years a water tank is used on the road, and sometimes chopped ice. The typical Lumber-Jack is getting to be a thing of the past. His place is filled by mostly Scandinavians. If I were asked, “who are the Lumber-Jack’s best friends,” I should say, “Tho Little Sisters of Charity.” Every Lumber-Jack should have a hos pital ticket. In closing I will say Tbe Irish and the Dutch, Don’t amount to very much, But hurrah!— For the bold Scandinavian. B Cynic on marriage. Sardines are a delicacy fit for any epicure, but the other fish was thus summed up by an epigram matic Comishman: “Pilchards,” he said, “are like wives. When they’re bad, they’re awful, and when they’re good, they’re only middling.” —Pall Mall Gazette. P. J. L.