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THURSDAY, NOVEMBER 26, ISO 3. PRISON OFFICIALS. BOARD OF CONTROL. J. A. MARTIN, Chairman - - - - St. Cloud 8. W. LEAVETT, ----- - - Litchfield O. B. GOULD, - -- -- -- - Winona H. W. WRIGHT, - - - Secretary REBIDENT OFFIOIALB. 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 B. J. KENNEDY, - - - Protestant Chaplain CHARLES CORCORAN, - Catholic Chaplain PRIBON AGENT. J. Z. BARNCARD, - St. Paul. LOCAL NEWS. Guard Heed and Oapt. Williams are away on furlough. Mr. Durant has received a letter from Dr. Millett who is now in Seattle, Wash. He is prospering and has been appointed surgeon of a large mining company. The external walls of the addi tion to the east wing of the cell house are in place and the whole will be roofed over within a few days. When the roof is in place the building will be heated and the work of constructing the cells will be rushed to completion. The addition to the hospital is also nearly finished. About 400 mattresses have been made at this institution within the last three monthe. Of this num ber, between 130 and 150 have been shipped to state institutions at Hed Wing, Anoka and Hoches ter, and the balance have been placed in the cellhouse. In course of time every cell will be supplied with a new mattress. Lost-A For the past seven Buier. months Chief Clerk Davis has tried to get just the kind of a ruler he wanted, and a short time ago the chief engineer had one made for him. A day or two ago it disappeared and the office foroe is much concerned over it Three Paroles Three prisoners were Were Granted, paroled by the Board of Control at the November meet ing held here last Friday. Fif teen applicants appeared before the Board. Those paroled were: J. N., register number 729; W. J. E., 761, and A. L., 4594. The October financial statement of the prison shows collections on account of binder twine sales to the amount of $143,019.37; miscel laneous receipts, $5,723.50, which included $2,165, charged up for labor in the twine factory; $3,243.- 25 for labor in the shoe factory and $211.25 as fees from visitors. All three members of the Board were in attendance. Today’s As usual, Thanksgiving Program. Day w ni b e celebrated in this prison by an entertainment in the chapel and the freedom of the cellhouse for an hour or two in the morning. The chapel entertainment, which is more elaborate than usual, will consist very largely of musical numbers and is under the direc tion of Mrs. Whitworth. The pro gram will include instrumental and vocal music and dancing. The band and the local colored quar tette will give several numbers. The outside talent will include Master Ellis, of St. Paul, a boy whistler; Master Lyle La Pine, St. Paul, boy soprano; Master O’Brien, St. Paul, buck and wing dancer, and J. H. Barrett, St Paul, pian ist. Steward Bordwell has a fine holiday dinner prepared, and in the afternoon extra letter privileges will probably be granted. a Local A. dozen of the Scourgre Destroyed. g Uar dg and fore men of the prison went hunting Sunday afternoon and bagged one of the most vicious Qotton-tail rabbits ever seen in this section of the state. The beast was killed by a clever piece of strategy, the party form ing a ring about a small patch of woods and gradually working in toward the center. When the ring met the rabbit was discovered and after offering a desperate resist ance was finally killed. “I take no credit to myself for killing the beast,” said Guard Whelan, “altho candor compels me to say the shot was a good onefl The credit for the exploit is due to my .training in the army. How ever, I am naturally pleased with the many compliments I have re ceived.” . “Modesty is an inherent char acteristic of mine,” said Mr. Hen derson, when seen regarding the matter; “and I would much prefer that nothing more be said about my exploit. I will say, however, that the varmint fought like a madman. If the rabbit has been a scourge to this section of the country —as people say it was—l am glad its career is ended.” “No ciedit is due to me what ever,” said Mr. William Alexander. “I attribute my success wholly to Dupont’s smokeless and to the fact that my left barrel contained two ounces of buckshot. I admit that I was nervous when the charge of No. 6 failed to stop his rush.” “It was really nothing at all,” said Capt. Williams in a deprecat ing manner. “At Anamosa, lowa, three years ago, six of us got one nearly as large, but that time we had a gatling gun. Yes, lam go ing to have the pelt dressed and made into a coat.” “It was the hardest fight I ever had in my life,” said Mr. Downs, “and I am glad it ended as it did. What I don’t understand is why the others did not help me. But then physical courage cannot be cultivated.” Mr. Scott says he alone killed the rabbit. “How could I help it?” he asked. .“Everybody knows that if I’m anywhere around a gun it’s bound to go off. Don’t let those others deceive you. I shot the rabbit.” Mr. White also claims to have killed the desperate character. “It was coming for me,” he said, “and I took off my coat and waved it at him. I guess he thought he was up against a pack of hounds, for he laid on his baok with his feet in the air and just naturally died.” “I had nothing whatever to do with the death of the creature,” said Mr. Wurdeman. “All I know about it is that I am likely to be gun-shy for the rest of my life.” The rabbit was given to the poor of the Twin Cities for Thanksgiv ing dinner. Movement of It is fortunate Prison Population. that the addition to the cellhouse is nearing com pletion, as the number of arrivals now far exceeds the discharges and by the new year the prison will again be full. During the week ten prisoners were received and two discharged. Those who went out were F. N. D., 672, and J. F. S., 831. The population numbers 576 of whom 402 are in the first grade; 164 in the second, and ten in the third. The last register number is 1158 The Mirror Those who registered Register. i n THE MIRROR office during the week were: Miss Maud M. Fielding, Cleveland, Ohio; Mrs. Charles F. Shanley, St. Paul; Mr. and Mrs. W. J. Paasch, Fremont, Neb.; A. J. Hungerford, Emporia, Kans.; G. W. Doty, Marshalltown, Iowa; Mrs. C. B. Bowles, and G. W. Smith, Stillwater. HELIOGRAMS. F. M. Doctors who attend French duel ists practice bloodless surgery. This is the time of year that the poultry raiser commits the fowl crime of decapitating the turkey. A thief in New York stole a ze bra from the zoo garden. That fellow must be stuck on the stripes. Elijah Dowie may not be the livest wire in the theological bat tery, but he certainly can give a modest audience an awful shock. Professor Langley says his par ents intended him for the ministry, but recent events prove that na ture never intended the professor for a sky pilot. A woman in Chicago has sued her husband for divorce because he has been arrested for passing counterfeit money. That’s “queer” grounds for divorce. A young woman in lowa by the name of Ella Hobhouse has gone insane. She imagines she is mar ried to a duke. Miss Hobhouse will be sent to the bughouse. A man in Indiana has been sen tenced to prison for three years for stealing a pint of whisky. Now, that looks like a knockout drop handed over the bar of justice. It’s a lead pipe cinch that Satan will get the fellow who knowingly drops a lead dollar into the con tribution box and then accepts seventy-five cents in good change. The operation of cutting an ear off one man and grafting it on an other recently took place in Phila delphia. Matt Quay wasn’t the operator, as that is not his line of graft. A man in Illinois says that a burglar who entered his home the other night was pounced on by a pet tomcat and nearly killed. But this doesn’t mean that tomcats will ever become silent watches of the night. Mr. Mingos of New York claims to have discovered a remedy which if taken as instructed will make either man or woman grow taller. Now, if you want to grow taller physically, and at the same time shorter financially, write Mr. Min gos. Patrick Henry Osgood, a re former in Colorado, says he will introduce a bill at the next legis lature which if passed will forbid the wearing of bustles in that state. It remains to be seen if the lady lawmakers of that state will stand pat or sit on the bill. It may be very embarrassing for a woman to be married to a man who rests his arms on the table and conveys pie to his mouth with a knife, but it is much more em barrassing to be married to one who has the finer points of eti quette down pat but who rests his elbows on a saloon bar and pro vides no pie to be conveyed. A lady in St. Paul sent a pair of her shoes with an errand boy to a cobbler’s to be mended and in a day or so called for them in person and asked the cobbler for a pair of lady’s shoes that an errand boy had left there a day or two pre vious. Altho the skates were num ber eights, F width, the shoe maker told her there must be some mistake as the shoes the boy left were those of a ohild. It is need less to state that the foxey cobbler made a life customer. - FACTS AND FICTION FROM OUR EXCHANGES. Some Prehistoric The first, bracelet consists of a series of facades with Egyptian Jewelry. the Royal Hawk above, alternate gold and turquoise. The turquoise hawks were made probably in the time of Aha-Mena and came from another bracelet, for they have been originally threaded with beads between them; the gold hawks are of the more finished, type of the Ilorus hawk of King Zer. The man woo worked the golden hawka cast them each in a double mould, and burnished with such perfect nicety that only an expert could tell they had not been cast by “cire perdu” process. The second bracelet has a gold rosette or daisy as its central ornament,, flanked by beads of turquoise and gold, these again flanked by dark purplt* beads of lapis lazuli, and these in turn by golden balls. The second half of the bracelet shows a similar arrangement, but without the rosette, and the arrange ment of gold and lapis lazuli beads is reversed. The jeweler who beat out th»- halves of the golden balls and soldered the two parts of each together must bave been a past master in the art of soldering, just as the man who arranged the beads of gold and turquoise and purple lapis lazuli in the other two bracelets* must have been a past master in the art of color arrangement. The shape of the barrel-shaped beads of gold in one and the hourglass beads of gold and amethyst in the fourth bracelet show great knowledge of the need of variety in ornament; and the skilful threading of the fourth bracelet and the lashing of the hair —which was used to connect the bracelet to the separate beads with finest gold wire, showed marvelous skill and dexterity. The jewelry found at Dahsbur was in age 2,000 years later; it does not show a greater knowledge of variety of design nor finer work.—Canon H. D. Rawnsley, in the Atlantic. Canada “We expect over 200,000 emigrants to Canada from the Colonizing IjCfC. Middle and Western States this summer,” said J. C- Duncan, Canadian Government land agent for Indiana and Kentucky, whose headquarters are located in Indianapolis. Mr. Duncan has an office in the Claypool building at Meriden and Washington streets, and is also immigration agent of the Canadian Government. The Canadian Government has seventeen agents in the United States, and seven in England, Scotland and Ireland, whose sole duty is to promote im migration to the unsettled regions of the Dominion, particularly the great grain regions in the Northwest. The Canadian Government is offering free homes to all persons who will move into the grain regions. Practical farmers are preferred. Mr. Duncan spends most of his time looking after the territories of Assinibois, Alberta and Saskatchewan, which are located just across the line from Montana and North Dakota. The territories are 800 miles long and 400 » miles wide, and are perhaps the richest of the unsettled agricultural lands in the Northwest. A farm of 160 acres is the special inducement offered by the • Canadian Government to each emigrant, and those desiring homes are given, six months to settle on them after staking them off. The report for the past year oh immigration has not yet been given out by - the Interior Department of Canada, hence Mr. Duncan could not give an estimate of what it was. He said, however, that it amounted to over 2,300 * persons from Nebraska alone, where he was stationed before locating here last June. The rules of the Canadian government regarding the free land are very ’ liberal, the only specification being that the settler must have a house built and< fifteen acres of land under cultivation three years after staking off his claim. Those desiring to purchase land other than that allotted by the government must buy from the Canadian Pacific railway, which was granted 17,000,000 acres by the government when the railroad was built. The road took each alternate section and sells from $4 to $lO an acre. The territories represented by Mr. Duncan are rich grain raising districts, over 200,000,000 bushels of wheat being the output for last year alone. Other products consist of all kinds of vegetables and any kind of grain except corn,., for which the nights are too cold. The territories were opened up in 1896 and are rapidly being filled. Several towns of about 5000 are now well established. The government is offering immigrants one-cent-a-mile traveling rates after crossing the Canadian line. Mr. Duncan says that the western people are more eager to go than easterners, owing to the fact that westerners had had experience in settling new land, and. have profited by it in the past—lndianapolis Sun. JlStO Boston A noticeable attempt has been made in many parts of the Jpy. country in the past four years to beautify cities and towns by means of individual decoration of houses with vines and blossoming plants. Town-improvement associations exist by the'scores and hundreds; they are, indeed, in small places the usual method in which the wom an’s-club idea takes initial form and activity. While their work includes much, more than the decoration of separate residences, the value of the department, of effort is quickly recognized and undertaken. In the smaller centers of population the soil, literally and figuratively, is. most productive. There is space for growing things, and these do grow abun dantly and with fine effect. When, however, the wilderness of brick and mor tar that characterizes a great city is approached conditions are at once changed. The houses stand in sold rows, the smll courtyards and the walls in front are solidly paved, with apparently not a pill-boxful of soil accessible. To make this wilderness blossom like the rose would seem an almost impossible task, but there are ample evidences to the contrary. Boston has found her decorative success in the ampelopsis, which has so* transformed the place that the individuality of the plant has yielded to the eity it so beautifully embellishes—Boston ivy being the now accepted name for this, well-known species of climbing green. One feels almost like pausing here to apostrophize the wonderful vine.. Asking only for the slightest foothold in the soil, whose quality may be good' or bad as it happens, the ivy takes root, shut in often by relentless stone to the merest point of egress, and straightway begins to grow. The one tendril ap pears, a slender swaying thing of delicate green seeking the cold stone wall as a child nestles to the bosom of its mother. Once against the stone, the loving green, fastening its tiny hands more and more closely to the stolid, impassive wall, clings and spreads, leaving grace and beauty where was dull stone. It is like moonlight transforming and glorifying the ugly and the commonplace. But, unlike the moonlight, it is permanent and a continuous source of enjoy ment. Its practical side is as much to be commended as its sentimental. It is eas ily grown, inexpensive, and preventive of dampness, the leaf growing at such an angle that the rain is thrown off from the walls. It is very clean, being avoided to a strange degree by insects, mosquitoes, and the like; it is beautiful in the spring when the young leaves are unfolding, and gorgeous in the autumn as its more splendid hues appear.—Harper’s Bazar. DO Hot SlCty OH When a patient complains of a bad taste in his mouth Your Eeft Side. every morning on waking up, says a physician, the first question I ask him is as to the position he when going to sleep. An immense number of people sleep on the left side, and this is the most common cause of the unpleasant taste which is generally at tributed to dyspepsia. If a meal has been taken within two or three hours of go ing to bed, to sleep on the left side is to give the stomach a task which it is dif ficult in the extreme to perform. The student of anatomy knows that all food enters and leaves the stomach on the right side, and hence sleeping on the left side soon after eating involves a sort of pumping operation which is anything but conducive to sound repose. The action of the heart is also interfered with considerably, and the lungs are unduly compressed. It is probable that lying on the back is the most nat ural position, but few men can rest easily so, and hence it is best to cultivate the habit of sleeping oh the right side. It is very largely a matter of habit, and the sooner it is acquired the better for the sleeper and the worse for the physi cian.—Ex. •