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y THURSDAY. JUNE 9. M»U4 PRISON OFFICIALS. BOARD OF CONTROL. J. F. JACOBSON, Chairman - - - Madison S. 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 S. J. KENNEDY, - - - Protestant Chaplain CHARLES CORCORAN, - catholic chaplain PRIBON AGENT. J. Z. BARNCARD, - - . St. Paul. LOCAL NEWS. Notice: —In writing letters to friends and relatives, prisoners must confine themselves to dis cussing business and personal af fairs. They will not be permitted to write to ex-prisoners or receive letters from them. The new floor is laid in shop L. The work of paving the main street will commence next week. About 100 excursionists from Austin, Minn., visited this institu tion on Tuesday. Capt. Alexander is away on fur lough. Guard Lyons is on duty in the cellhouse. Among the cell changes last week were the following: 305 to 207; 177 to 203, and 112 to A 9. Patrick F. Cunningham, former ly a guard here, was killed by a steam shovel at Mexico, Mo., on Friday, May 27. Matthew C. McMillan, assistant clerk of this institution, was mar ried yesterday to Miss Margie Mosier of Stillwater. The automatic sprinkler *burst in the twine shop yesterday, turn ing in a fire alarm and giving the department an early morning run. A reward of half a dollar is of fered for information leading to the arrest and conviction of the person or persons who stole Mr. Degan’s supper. The firm of White and Alexan der has been reorganized and prep arations are being made for a busy season among the wall-eyed pikers. The junior member of the firm will probably give up baseball and devote all his time to fishing this summer. Movement of Four prisoners Prison Population, came in and six went ont within the week. Of the former, two were returned from the insane hospital at Rochester and one'voluntarily returned from parole. The discharges were: D. M., 609; E. 0’T.,,1046; J. D.,5444; J. M. N., 5173, and R. 0., 5168. G. S., 5684, was released on parole. The population numbers 632, of whom 430 are in the first grade; 186 in the seoond, and sixteen in the third. The latest register number is 1338. Perils of As the good ship The Deep. Esmeralda was scud ding down stream before a. 3-knot current Tuesday morning, ttye ad miral observed through his glass a mysterious low craft putting out from a cove to starboard and steer ing a course across the Esmeralda’s bow. The crew was at once beat to quarters where all hands shifted sand with a will. Their efforts were fruitless. As the Esmeralda rounded Lookout Point and jibed to come about on the hard tack, the stranger, which outwardly re sembled two logs tied together, rammed her, and the gallant ship sank in four feet of water, while the wanton stranger proceeded down stieam. Excepting a tin of buscuitß, the ehip’s dog Gypsy and one plug of Climax, all the ship’s stores were lost. After three hours’ work the Esmeralda was floated and brought to port for repairs. None of the officers or crew will discuss the affair. Much Twine Heavy shipments of is shipped. twine from the pris on factory are the role these clays. In the week ending and includ ing June 7 they amounted to 761,320 pounds. Wednesday, June 1, holds the record for the week, local shipments amounting to 203,000. pounds and carload lots amounting to 84,130 pounds being sent out on that day. Monday was another heavy day, as it saw seven cars containing 209,290 pounds and local orders to the amount of 4,450 pounds disposed of. It is probable that a million pounds shipped this week. There is every reason to believe that this year’s crop will be up to the average, and consequently few orders have been cancelled. The Board of Control met here on Tuesday and considered a num ber of applications for parole. The names of those favorably act ed npon have not been announced. The list will be published next week. Warden Wolfer’s financial state ment for the month of May shows that the receipts on account of binder twine sales amounted to $8,745.73; from miscellaneous sources, $7,941.97. The latter som includes the following items: sl,- 189.43 for boarding United States prisoners; $2,577.50 for labor in the twine factory; $8,943.04 for labor in the shoe factory and $221 for fees of visitors. What she On gallery No. 3 there weigh*. resides an earnest fel low, one that does with all his might what his hand finds to do. He is always busy. Mathematics is his pet hobby, so when he was given a new “Anne” problem the other day, his cup of joy was full. Here is the problem: A girl em ployed in a candy store down town is six feet tall, has a waist measure of forty inches and wears a No. 7 shoe: what does she weigh? The spare moments of three days and a dozen sheets of paper were devoted to the work before the answer came. Finally the problem was solved. “I find,” said the earnest student, “that the girl is abnormal. Curiously enough, she is just 20 per cent above the average both in height and waist measurement. I eliminate the size of her feet. She weighs 170 pounds, or, to be more exact, 169.9999 pounds, the average weight being 141.6666 pounds. The girth measure of the aver age heroically-moulded female is 33.3333 inches. If you havestateci the problem correctly, she weighs, as I said, approximately, 170 pounds.” The man that propounded the problem says that the girl weighs candy. a Moral Pointed; Under the caption, a Tale Adorned. “Education—lts Use and Abuse,” the Baltimore, Md., Saturday Review in a recent number indulges in the following modified appreciation and hostile criticism: When Alexander Pope asserted “a little learning is a dangerous thing” he perhaps wrote better than he knew and he proved a strong advocate of those who are opposed to compulsory education. But the danger of learning does not stop at those who have ac ?uired a little knowledge from the ierian Spring. Education, a sharp wit and a degenerate mind have landed many a bright scholar ein the penitentiary. At the Minn- REFLECTIONS G. B.' ; AS a rale, the man who fails in a career, m consequence, as he thinks, of some particular mis take, may be sure 1 that he would have failed from some other cause had the mistake which he de plores not been made—simply be cause the origin of the mistake was in himself and not in external circumstances. Many of the com plaints men make of. their mis takes arise from an exaggerated estimate of their own abilities. It is the only way they can explain why they do not occupy the places to which, as they think, their tal ents and abilities entitle them. If they are at the end of competition of life’s race, poor when they should be rich, obscure when they should be famous, it is all owing to their not having seized the op portunities and not to any one mistake. They may have taken bad advice or let some conquera ble obstacle discourage them. They forget that thousands of men have made mistakes and succeeded in spite of them. As one noted divine has said, “He is not the greatest general who makes the fewest mis takes, but he who organizes vic tory out of mistakes.” sota State Prison, at Stillwater, a weekly newspaper is published named The Mirror. It is edited by the inmates and is largely filled with original articles written by men who are serving time. Many of these contributions bespeak er udition and are frequently of such merit as would entitle them to a place in some of the popular mag azines. It is something of a shock to find so much that is brilliant or classical emanating from criminals whose talents have been perverted and their career in the social world blighted. The manifest ed ucation which some ot these pos sess should have enabled them to earn a respectable living. The in dividuality of these convict writers is lost under the prison garb and number, yet it would not be a far guess to surmise that some of them are college graduates and men who at one time in their lives occupied a position in society. There are doubtless forgers, em bezzlers, swindlers and boodlere, besides murderers, cutthroats, thugs aud burglars who comprise this penal community. Possibly in some instances the education they acquired by hard study be came the agent of their disgrace. Education is a blessing to those who nse it to advance the material and moral progress of the world, bnt whether little or much, a dan gerous thing to those who em ploy it in nefarious schemes which sooner or later bring their own punishment. EXCHANGE BOX. The occupant of 188 wishes to ex change the Cincinnati Enquirer, the Farmers’ Tribune, the Duiuth News- Tribune and the Eau Claire Leader for the Milwaukee Journal. BASEBALL. Standing 1 of the Clnbs in the National and American Leagues, and American Association, June 8. NATIONAL LEAGUE. Won. Lost. Per Ct Chicago 27 12 .693 New York 27 13 .675 Cincinnati 28 14 .667 St. Louis 19 19 .500 Pittsburg 19 21 .475 Brooklyn ; 17 25 .405 Boston 15 24 .385 Philadelphia .........7 30 .189 AMERICAN LEAGUE. Won. Lost. Per Ct Boston , 29 12 .707 Cleveland...: 22 15 .595 Chicago 25 18 .581 Philadelphia 23 17 .575 New York 22 17 .565 St. Louis 18 20 .474 Detroit 13 26 .333 Washington 7 32 .179 AMERICAN ASSOCIATION. Won. Lost. Per Ct Milwaukee 26 16 .619 St. Paul 25 17 .595 Columbus 23 16 .590 Indianapolis 23 18 .561 LoaisvWe 21 24 .467 Minneapolis 18 25 .419 Toledo 16 24 .386 Kansas City 14 26 . .359 ||HELIOGRAfIIS| Bfl ‘ By F. M. The fat woman that Barnum ex hibited twenty years ago is still traveling through the country on her shape. The price some people pay a lawyer for a handout of advice would pay their board in a first class hotel for a year. Jake Meyers the stone mason, or Pat Hogan the carpenter, are never consnlted as to how a polit ical platform should be built. It looks suspicious when a milk man employs six men, six teams and as many wagons to peddle the product of two little Jersey cows. The average man prefers a girl who is a good kitchen mechanic to the one who is well versed in Babylonian art and Greek archi tecture. G. S. has left us. He was the best-natured, most agreeable and companionable young man the writer has ever known either in or outside of prison. When a little sawed-off fellow in shop H blows his nose he makes a noise that sounds like the Deputy’s runner playing on the slide trombone. Our band ought to be, and I be lieve it is, the best band in the state, because every member with the exception of the bandmaster himself is a bandit. Some men have such a penchant for butting into other people’s business that one is almost led to believe that man sprang from the goat instead of the monkey. I believe in a free press, free speech and free lunch, but I don’t believe that the people of this free country should send men to congress who ride on free passes. A medical expert says that walk ing is the best exercise a strong man can take to redace his weight, but I have known walking dele gates who grew fat as a poi soned pap on that kind of exercise. The future mikado of Japan re cently had an operation performed on his eyes and his optics are now perfectly straight. The people of Japan are so honest and pro gressive that they don’t want their ruler to even look crooked. A Missouri exchange says that men, women and children dock to see and hear Joe Folk as if he were a freak. Now, there is noth ing freakish about Joe, but it must be admitted that an honest public official nowdays is some thing of a curiosity. I understand that the governor of every state in the union will appoint a committee of six ladies to select two of the most hand some men in their respective states to take part in the men’s competi tion beauty show to be held at the world’s fair. If the Minnesota committee visits this institution I will do the ostrich act, because if the committee of ladies ever focus their optics on my classical beauty I’m a gone sucker. I have been a competitor in a dozen or more beauty shows and have bagged several first prizes, but I don’t like it and don’t intend to exhibit my beauty in public any more, just for the edification of the ladies who on all previous occasions used my face for a blarney stone and planted so many osculatory slob ben on my finely chiselled bread trap that I nearly died/ OBSERVATIONS By S. D. There is a town in Ireland built wholly of marble—the shops, houses, churches, sidewalks * are all marble. The town is Kilkenney. This beauti ful city is built of a native black mar ble found in its vicinity. The stone takes a high polish, and is so beautiful that not only the sidewalks but the streets are paved with it. In the ca thedral are some splendid specimens of Irish marble. There are some green specimens which are even finer than the black. The reredos is a master piece of sculpture and the supports of the pulpit are solid pieces of the green marble. •••• In the discussion between Sinbad and “A Scandinavian,” the former is cer tainly correct in his statements, in any American or British Jiner, either on the Atlantic or the Pacific, you will find that not 3 per cent of the crew are Scandinavians. They do not care for steamships. To commence to \ scrub decks in the middle watch does not ap peal to them; they would rather have their hands in the slush bucket or tar can, slushing down the mast or tarring the shrouds or backstays. So they fight shy of steamers. But in any British or American sail ing boat, from 10 to 20 per cent of the men before the mast are Scandinavi ans, and their seamanship is unsur passed. W hen there is work aloft to> be done in a gale, you won’t find the- Scandinavian sailor sticking in the* bunt of the yard; he will be at the srardi arm, passing the earring in reeling or.- furling sail, a capable and efficient; seaman. In my thirty years on the* water I knew many of them, but, as one said to me, “We don’t care to saiti on a boat that carries a kettle of boil ing water.” •••• Query: When Charon ferries us over the Styx, does he re-christeri usV la the supplement to the library catalogue just issued the “Essays of Elia” are ascribed to It. H. Shepherd. When he resided in the flesh, the quaint and gentle Elia bore the name of Cbariea Lamb. Perhaps he was renamed when, he went to join his literary friends in ghostland. •••• That was an interesting address of Chaplain Kennedy’s on St. Paul a few Sundays ago. Whatever may be our opinions regarding Paul's conversion* before we consign his statements on the subject to the realms of legend and fiction we would do well to pause and ask ourselves how we can account for the fact that an eminent lawyer, ;well on the high road to fame and advance ment, suddenly forgoes all these ad vantages and chooses a life in which he knows he will encounter nothing but contumely, srorn, poverty and danger. Bearing in mind the fact that he was no ignorant fanatic, but a cool headed, deeply learned lawyer, one who* had every prospect of advance ment at the Roman court, how can we say that great change was wrought by any other cause than Paul’s firm be lief in his vision. Since the dawn of the Christian era there has been no historical character whose life contains so many lessona and hints for all ages as does the life of Paul. His undaunted courage, physical and moral, has never been surpassed; his address to the maddened, seething mob at Jerusalem has never been paralleled. His bearding of Ke ro, as history informs us he did, andl unflinchingly charging that monarch, with crime commands our highest ad miration. Paul had untiring persever ance. Where his life’s work was con cerned neither sickness, privation nor danger could stay him. But Paul’s crowning quality was hia self-sacrificing spirit and his charity He cultivated charity and preached it He sacrificed himself always. Truly, did he understand his Master’s saying that “whoso loseth his life shall save it.” No great life has ever been lived! without self-sacrifice. The men and women whose names are most honored and revered by their countrymen have all led lives of self-sacrifice, whether on the battlefield or in the hQspital whether helping the outcast and down trodden or pleading their cause before the people,— all has been done through self-sacrifice. That is the great lesson Paul teaches.