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THURSDAY, FEB. 26. 1903. PRISON OFFICIALS. BOARD OF CONTROL. S. W. LEAVETT, Chairman - - - Litchfield J. A. MARTIN, St. Cloud O. B. GOULD, - -- -- -- - Winona H. W. WRIGHT, - - - Secretary REBIDENT OFFICIALS. HENRY WOLFER, ------ Warden J. S. GLENNON, - - - - Deputy Warden M. C. COLLIGAN, - - Asst. Deputy Warden H. W. DAVIS. Clerk and Accounting Officer F. M. BORDWELL - - - - - - Steward B. J. MERRILL, ------- Physician MISS MARY McKINNEY, - - - - Matron S. J. KENNEDY, - - - Protestant Chaplain CHARLES CORCORAN, - Catholic Chaplain PRIBON AGENT. * J. Z. BARNCARD, - 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 chaolains. TO INMATES. For the Information of new arrivals and all others desiring to send Tkk Mirror to friends we wish to say that the privilege wili be granted by complying with the following rules: Write out your own name, register and cell number and send to this offl< 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't and placed in your doof every Friday night. All in 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. < % NOTIZ:— Eine von den Regeln IN DIESER AnSTALT IST DASZ ALLE Briefe GESCHRIEBEN bei den Einwohnern MUESSEN UN ter ZEICHNET SEIN MIT DEM VOLLEN Namen des Sch^eibers. KOM IHOG:— Att ALLA UT goende bref moste vara under TECKNADE MED FULLA NAMNET. Ninety students from the state agricultural college visited the prison Monday and made a tour of the grounds and buildings. On account of bad weather there has been no Sunday drill for several weeks. As soon as the weather moderates and the steets are fit for marching the drill will commence again. The instruments for the band and orchestra arrived last Thurs day, and practice commenced yesterday. There will be fourteen instru ments in the band, three B flat cornets, three flat altos, two B flat tenors, one B flat trombone, one tuba, bass and snare drums and cymbals. In the orchestra there will be four violins, two violas, a bass viol, a flute, two cornets, a trom bone, double drums, and perhaps a piccolo and saxophone. At least two hours daily will be devoted to practice until the musicians are familiar with their instruments. Few Paroles Three men were pa- Granted. roled at the February meeting of the Board of Control, held here on the 18th. They were M. C. S., 5156; S. L., 5595, and N. V., 5671. There were thirteen applicants for parole. movement of Six new prison- Frison Population. 6 rs were received during the week and one was re turned for violating his parole. Five were discharged and three paroled within the week. Those discharged were: L. M., 5686; E. V., 661; A. L. S., 5403 T; F. 8., 5587, and F. 8., 5169. The following were released on parole: N. V., 5671; M. C. S., 5156 and S. L., 5595. There are now 589 inmates, who are graded as follows: First, 391; second, 187, and third, eleven. The report of the distribution of pris oners shows that 251 are employed in the shoe factory, 175 in the twine plant and the balance are working for the state in the other departments of the prison. Dr. Chance Or. J. P. Chance, Is Married. w ho two years ago was resident physician of this prison, was married to Miss Maude Gilbert, of Royalton, on the 4th of this month. The ceremony was kept a secret until a few days ago, when announcement cards were issued. Dr. Chance left here to go to Royalton and practice his profes sion. He has built up a good practice, and from the tone of the following notice —from the Royal ton Banner —it is safe to infer that he is as popular there as he was here. The Banner says: “The contracting parties are among Royalton’s best’known and most popular young people. Dr. Chance came to Royalton a little over a year ago to take the practice of Dr. Lonsdale, having just ’fin ished a term as prison physician at Stillwater. He has been uniform ally successful in his practice and has considerably enlarged his field, being frequently called to neighboring towns to perform dif ficult operations. The doctor is a jolly, whole-souled fellow and has made many freinds during his brief stay among us. The bride is the only daughter of Mr. and Mrs. H. T. Gilbert and has spent nearly all her life in Royalton. She is a talented and amiable young lady and popu lar among a large circle of friends. “They will make their home in Royalton. The Banner offers congratulations and best wishes.” a Very Fair Owing to the fact that Meeting. there was no discussion of the papers read, the meeting of the Chautauqua circle last Sunday dragged somewhat; and while the reports delivered were all of in terest, the usual snap and vive of the gatherings was not in evidence. The feature of the day was a violin solo by Mr. Rodenkirchen. He played the “Angels Serenade,” and won the hearty applause of the members. The program consisted of three class reports and two special papers. It opened with a short address on the origin of the Mon roe Doctrine, by a member of class C. A paper on the Irish question followed, and then came the violin solo by Mr. Rodenkirchen. An excellent paper on “Property Rights” came next. This was one of the most comprehensive reports the circle has heard for a long time. It was both instructive and interesting. An epitome of Her bert Spencer’s theory of the origin and function of music was read by the chairman. The paper was ap propriate and thorough enough, but the delivery was poor. The contrary is true of ' the es say that followed it —at least bo far as the delivery is concerned. The police of the larger cities, and the obstacles they have to overcome, formed the subject of this paper, which was entertaining and some what novel. A chorus by the glee club and the report of the critic brought the meeting to a close. Two new members were ad mitted, and two members were absent. The mirror Among the visitors Berieter. w ho registered in The Mirbob office during the week were the following: Mrs.H. Lawrence, Mrs. S. F. Young* Mrs. T. W. Alexander, Stillwater;Miss Hattie Bullis, Kenyon, Minn.; Alex MoNeil, Danton, Minn.; Miss Gladis La Velle, Minneapolis. Tramp—“ Say lady, I ain’t had a ting to eat in tree days. Could you gimme a bite?” Lady^—“A bite? Certainly. Sic, ’em Tigef’ HELIOGRAMS. BY A. I. B. AND F. M. Tommy Ryan says he is willing to fight Fitz but Von’t go out of his weigh to meet him. An American who recently re turned from Europe says that the American corset is now squeezing all the women of the old world. No wonder John Bull, King Billy and Frenchy are jealous of Sammy. When a woman throws a kiss or shies a brick of sarcasm she gener ally hits what she aims at. He sot it-mt, not, mt. A young man entered his uncle’s office and after the usual greeting hinted that he was hard pressed for cash and then asked for a loan. “But why don’t you ask your father for it instead of coming to me?” inquired the uncle. “I did ask,” replied the young man, “but he told me to go to the devil.” The young man is still wonder ing why his uncle kicked him out. Among the many attractions in an eastern side-show is an eyeless wild boar. Two small impressions mark the spots where the eyes ought to be. This show had better steer clear of North Dakota, as there is a heavy fine there for keeping blind pigs. A man who goes out for a night with the boys and fills up on eight year old whisky feels the next morning as tho he was one hun dred and eighty years old. If it wasn’t for the busy pens of our lady poets throughout the country the manufacturer of the editorial wastebasket would be forced out of business. Some of our modern philanthro pists would confer a more lasting benefit on suffering humanity if they would open their purses more and their mouths less. In his address to the jury, a lawyer who was defending a Des Moines policeman charged with clubbing a man to death, argued that the killing of the man was accidental because the skull of the victim was abnormally thin. A jury who will acquit a man on such grounds must be abnormally thick headed. “Shust bepuss she make dem google eyes,” sang the Dutchman as he staggered down the street just before daylight. “Here, here!” yelled Officer Tim Rafferty, (anoth er Dutchman) the night police man who had been awakened by the singing, “begorra if you don’t shtop thot noise, Oi’ll be afther batin’ ye on yer brain basket wid me club.” “Shust vat I vant, mine frien’, shust vat I vant,” exclaimed the Dutchman. “Den ven mine frau ask me vy I vas so late yet oudt, I say I vas bein’ nishiated by der club.” Our new barber is #n artist, but he should give his machete an oc casional rub on his boot leg. The Sultan of Sulu is not dead. He says he owes his life to the tender nursing given him by his better sixtieth. When you see a butcher and the city dog oatoher holding a secret confab look out for Fido. A tramp at Cleveland, Ohio, was arrested charged with stealing a pair of silk bloomers. The police say he is sure to be convicted as he was caught with the goods on. FACTS AND FICTION & FROM OUR EXCHANGES. Pawnshop in a Chapel. In the heart of the exclusive Hack Bay under the very eaves of aristocrat ic Trinity Church, a little pawnshop flourishes, remarkable not only' for its environment, but in that it undoubted ly is the cheapest in the world, the only one conducted by a church and the only one that is run solely on a philan thropic basis. Four per cent a year is its rate, so cheap that every other pawnshop in the city, and in the world, in fact, would be plunged into bankruptcy if run on a similar pjan. From a tool to a jewel, and from a bit of silver plate to your salary, can you go to Trinity Chapel Pawnshop and raise the money for your emer gency. This philanthropic pawnshop is open every day but Sunday, two hours daily, from 11 to 1. The sexton at the chapel door said: “Yes, they do lend money here,” and he pointed out a little room in the rear of the church, where the money is lent and pledges received. It is a plain, uncarpeted, bare little room, big enough to hold a small book case, a desk, a chair and a settee, and a very few persons. Miss Mitchell, the lady in charge, sat behind the desk, a book before her. “With only 4 cents interest on a loan of a dollar for a whole year, I shouldn’t think it would pay to keep this place,” the reporter interposed. “It doesn’t,” she answered. “Tho I am very busy here, and es pecially so on Saturdays, when many come to redeem their pledges, the profits barely pay my salary, but then it’s a philanthropic, not a money-mak ing scheme.” The business originated during an extremely hard winter a number of years ago, when there was great suffer ing among Boston’s poor. It was the idea of several of the prominent mem bers of the Trinity Church, who ad vanced the money to open and carry on the business until it might be self supporting. “In its ten years of existence,” said Miss Mitchell, “hundreds of men and women of ail ages have been helped out in and tided over their hour of trouble by the Trinity Chapel Pawn shop. “Persons who come here are almost invariably those who have known bet ter days. Our own poor of the parish we care for in a secret way, and we also provide coal for many who are not of our parish, and who, tho in actual need, are too proud to ask it of the city, even when they get down to their last shovelful. “This, however, is for persons not so badly off as the others, or only tempor arily inconvenienced, perhaps; who are sick, out of work, or hard up just for the time being, who have something which they can and which they are glad to be able to offer as security. “On their tools many workmen ob tained money the awful winter that the (msiness was started, and now we loan money on anything small, in fact, that can be bought in here and is of any value worth mentioning. “We scarcely qver give more than $lO as a loan on any one object,” said Miss Mitchell, “tho in times past we have. “We used to advance money on salaries quite a good deal, but now only do It infrequently. If a person is really deserving, can furnish good recommendations and will pay some of the loan from week to week money is advanced on his salary; but, as I have said, we do not do much in this line now.” Like all places of the kind, it has its drawer full of unclaimed articles, but the number is small compared with that of the shops where as much inter est is charged for weeks as in the Trinity pawnshop is charged for a year. Nothing less than a month’s interest is accepted, even tho a family heir loom be in hock but a day; 'but that, on a loan of $3, for instance, is but a single penny, and offers no example of the usurer’s greed.—Boston Post. hone Cite tf Chinese Women. On the eve of the wedding day the groom with his best man will proceed to the house of the girl and carry her to her future home in a red sedan chair. Musicians will accompany them, play ing wedding airs. When they arrive the bride is taken from the chair and lifted over a pan of burning charcoal, which has been laid at the door by “two women of lack” (which means that the(r husband and children are living). The groom waits for the bride- in the reception room. He is seated on a raised platform, before which she must prostrate herself. He then cornea down to her level and, taking off her veil, views her face for the first time- No words are exchanged, and they then sit down side by side, each trying to sit On a part of the dress of the other. They think that the one who* does so will rule. They then go into* the hall, and before the family altar worship heaven and earth and their ancestors. Dinner is served to them in, their own apartments. The guests; peep through the open door make remarks on the bride’s appearance and actions. It is not considered good form for the bride to eat anything, but. the groom may eat heartily. The at tendants then hand each of them in turn a glass of wine, and with the ex changed pledges the ceremonies are at an end. On the third day after the wedding the bride pays the customary visit to her parents, alone. After this she Jives what is literally the “life of a frog in a well,” and for the rest of her days she can see no one but her hus band, in her rooms, save at the New? Year. The newly married woman, instead of getting a new name, has no name at all, but only the two surnames of her husband and father, so that when* these happen to be common ones it is; impossible to distinguish one from the other by name. If a stranger addresses, a Chinese woman it is even more em barrassing. In some places they use the term “elder-sister-in-law” (sas-tyn) for any woman, and in others “aunt"' (taniang) must be used; and in others “grandmother” (nai-nai). The mother in-law is the ruling spirit in every Chinese household, for the girls are usually married so young that they have had no opportunity to acquire self-control. The married woman must call her mother-in-law “mother,” but is also allowed to call her “mother-in law-mother.” A husband may divorce his wife for seven reasons, but he can do nothing that will give the wife the right to divorce him. The affection of most Chinese chil dren for their mothers is deep and en~- during. The mother’s death is the greatest calamity that can befall n daughter. When this love exists the visits of a young married woman to her mother are by far the most pleasant episodes of her life, and she endeavors to go as often as possible, to which course her husband’s people strenuous ly object. To prevent this, they often load her down with more sewing than she can do, or send her off with a crowd of children, if she happens to have them. When one reflects that every Chinese family consists of mar ried sons and several wives, each one having been forced into the circle of a strong and untamed will, it is plainly seen that little happiness can be ex pected. In Chinese homes the sexes do not eat together, but eat in different rooms. The Chinese woman wears nothing that is tight fitting. Mandarins’ wives have the same embroidered insignia on their garments as their husbands wear, and their way of dressing strong ly resembles that of the men. It con sists of a loose fitting blouse, trousers and wooden sandals. Their coiffure is sometimes intricate, and is filled with jewels and stick pins. They must sleep with their necks on a wooden block to preserve this as long as pos sible. A Chinese woman can rest or sleep anywhere, or in any amount of noise. Her face is therefore free from wrinkles, even to a green old age.—Good > Housekeeping. Tooling tho Crowd. A quiet young fellow emerged from i a hotel in Liverpool recently and began - poking in the earth with his cane. Of course, a bystander saw him and asked’ what he was about. “I’m looking for a sovereign,” was the answer. The questioner was interested, and, procuring a long stick, fell to digging also. A second man did likewise, and others followed suit till at least forty individuals joined in the search. Um brellas, canes, and boot-toes were brought into requisition and stirred up the dust to such an extent that the air resounded with a chorus of sneezes, while the policeman nearly went dis tracted in his fruitless endeavors te disperse the crowd. Finally some one remembered to ask the quiet young fellow how he happened to lose the coin. “Oh, I didn’t lose any,” he replied,, calmly, “I just thought I might find one if I kept on looking, that’s all.” Then each separate member of that party of volunteer searchers went silently away, and the quiet young fel low sat down and smiled till he waa. red in the face.—Tit-Bits.