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THURSDAY, NOVKMBEB 17, 1904. c PRISON OFFICIALS. board of control. J.F. JACOBSON, Chairman - - - Madison S. W. LEAVETT, - - - Litchfield 0. B. GOULD, - -- -- -- - Winona Vi REBIDENT OFFIOIALB. I e HENRY WOLFER, ------ Warden J. S. GLENNON, - - - - Deputy Warden D M. C. COLLIGAN, - - Asst. Deputy Warden £ H. W. DAVIS. - Clerk and Accounting Officer F. M. BORDWELL, - - - - - - Steward rV B. J. MERRILL, ------- Physician MISS MARY McKINNEY. - - - - Matron 8. J. KENNEDY, - - - Protestant chaplain i CHARLES CORCORAN, - Catholic Chaplain \ PRIBON AGENT. J. Z. BARNCARD. - st - Faul - TO INMATES. For the information of new arrivals and all I ( others desiring to send The Mikrok to friends I we wish to say that the privilege will be granted I by complying with the following rules: .Write oi(it your own name, register and cell number I aad send to this office 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 door every Friday night. All in-1 mates are requested to comply with this order whether sending out a copy or not. H LOCAL NEWS Guard White returned to duty * Sunday. _____ j Guard Backland went on hish vacation last Saturday. 11 Guard Husting left Tuesday on t a ten days’ vacation. * Guard Powers returned from J his vacation the latter part of last 1 week. The flooring in the old paint J shop has been repaired and in , many places relaid. An unusual number of visitors I attended the Catholic services in I chapel hall last Sunday. j Captain Alexander was absent from the institution last Thursday I and Friday on account of illness. Raw material for the twine plant is constantly arriving at the insti tution. Several carloads were re ceived Monday. I The bucket men are now work ing under cover, the shed having ' been erected last Thursday. Mr. Stilkey superintended the job. Mrs. E. E. Wolcott and a party of friends were escorted through r< the institution last Friday by Dep- ° utv Warden Glennon. a J o Steward F. M. Bordwell, accom- ii panied by his son, Dr. F. A. Bord- j< well, and Dr. Stephen Williams, d both of St. Joseph’s hospital, St. i Paul, were visiting about the insti-1 £ tution last Friday. t The new washing machine is still on exhibition at the south . wall of the cellhouse. It is so large t that an opening must be made in - the laundry before it can be placed ■ in position. \ Warden Wolfer attended th© I ( convention of the state board of 1 Charities and Corrections held last week at Sioux City, lowa. He read a paper on “Employment of Con-1 victs in Penitentiaries and Re formatories.” I Prof. S. G. Smith and a olass of about twenty pupils of the State University visited the institution I last Thursday. The pupils in question were Mr. Smith s class in sociology, and a trip to this place is a part of the curriculum. The band at the state prison un der the leadership of Prof. Hew itt, is doing remarkably well. It was our pleasure a few days ago to listen to the band at practioe and individual members of the organi zation have achieved a marvelous degree of proficiency, while the entire band is collectively doing splendid work. Practice for the winter will be held in the cell room and by next spring the band will be one of the best state institution bands in Minnesota.—Washington Co. Journal. R. M. Durham connected with the United States Bureau of Labor, was about the institution the latter end of last week. Mr. Durham is I making inquiries in regard to pris on labor, what it consists of and whether it seriously interferes I with free labor. He is making a I tour of all the prisons in this coun try. Movement of Population. During the past week there were five arrivals and one discharge. The discharged man was T. C., 947. The population of the prison is 63b, distributed among the grades as follows: First grade, 474; second grade 152; and third grade, thir teen. The latest register number is 1430. Board of Control. The Board of Control held its regular monthly meeting at the institution last Tuesday. Messrs. Jacobson and Gould were present. Warden Wolfer submitted the ap plications of those seeking their freedom. In all there were about j twenty prisoners before the board. Those granted paroles were T. F. A., 882; E. T. 8., 873; A. 1., 1104; J. M. McC., 1138. State Agent I Barncard attended the meeting. The financial statement of the prison for the month of October shows collections on account of binder twine, $162,506.36 and $6,- 116.13 from miscellaneous sources. The latter sum inoludes $2,421 on j account of labor in the twine fac tory; $3,517.50 on account of labor in the shoe shop and $154.75 paicL as fees of visitors. Information Wanted. Mr. Editor: —I see in a paper something about pearl hunting and clam fishing. Perhaps you or some of your readers can explain the business to me. Where they are put on the market and what season lof the year, and where they are found and value. Constant Reader. The above item was sent to us “ recently. We don’t know of any one in this institution who is an ° acknowledged authority on pearls 1 or clams. We are not very well c informed on either of these sub jects. We have heard of them in directly. What little we do know j jis about as follows: Pearls were t first discovered in Africa. They ( belong to the serpent species. Missionaries brought some of them to this country and planted them , in and about 'the head waters of , the Mississippi and its tributaries. , It is said that the Gulf of Mexico , is full of them. Ophiologists assert that these large deposits were pushed there by the numerous sawlogs floating down the river. They are very valuable on account of their eyes. They are also used, we believe, to fatten oysters. To beoome an expert pearl hunter it is necessary that you study the longitude and latitude process of elimination. l Clams are very plentiful. In 5 their native state they are very I quiet and easy to approach. When t disturbed they become very fierce. Min these moments, Mark Twain 3 says, fishermen employ theservioes • of a German band in order to quiet th.em. They are very hard. Con - chologists claim that this hardness -is due to their diet. They eat II nothing but rook bass and rock o J sturgeon, both of whioh they are I very fond. This is about all we i-1 know on the subject. For further s information we would advise you e to apply to the agricultural depart g j ment at Washington, D. C. P Editor. -Quips (By H. L. P.) A chronic fault-finder is like a thistle in a garden of roses. The school of experience has the largest attendance and passes out the least number of diplomas. Trouble is the only commodity that can be borrowed in large quantities without security. A woman recently received fif teen proposals of marriage while sojourning in jail, which proves, beyond a doubt, that the old say ing, “Love laughs at locksmiths,” is true. A poultry journal says that con stant sitting makes the hens of bad disposition. The above is also applicable to humanity. Liberty is spoken of as a female. Wonder if that is the reason why men have such great love for it. The inmates of this institution certainly do not have to lie awake nights scheming how to escape the tax collector. It is said that cows show a wide variety of tastes in music and will give a larger yield of milk when they hear a lively piece. We would advise Stillwater milk vend ers to secure the services of our SI. S. P. band. We have heard somewhere that “a wise man is moved from his course neither by force nor en treaty,” but the same saying often applies to the mule and to the hog. The Milwaukee Sentinel says lobsters are disappearing from American waters. Several spec imens, we believe, could be found in this haven of work, altho we are afraid they are not the simon pure article, as being in hot water does not seem to change their color. Many a man has made his for tune by his voice—by proposing to a woman with a big bank account. An exchange describes a man as a creature capable of destroying thousands of his own species at once and of embracing but one. According to that a much-married creature must be of a higher order than man. What a world of memories must have come to the men who heard that little baby’s voice in the ohapel the other Sunday. Courtship is like being in a hyp notic trance. After marriage the subject awakens and finds out what a fool he has been before the audience. As daylight can be seen through very small holes, so little things will illustrate a ‘person’s character. Every word we speak has an echo which may ring upon our ears in years to come causing us either joy or sorrow. Some men carry around such a load of “I might have been” that it makes them bow-legged. The man who can conquer the obstacles in his own nature need not fear the obstacles he will meet through life. The man who possesses a hasty temper is sure to raise a large orop of trouble. Of the many thousands of words in the English language the three hardest to pronounce are “I was wrong.” The man who can pro nounce them with the inflection of sincerity is worthy of the respect of his fellow men. I will be near thee, love, to share the morn’s charms, As she ’wakes with the rays of the sun, Tjiat smile a warm welcome to trees and the flow’rs, And tenderly tints with its soft golden touch To sparkling bright em’ralds the dew in the bow’rs Where the birds sing their matins in one. I will be near thee, love* to stroll in the dawn, When seems Nature enchantingly fair, And violets pluck as they glisten with dew, Like jew’ls long the edge of the low-singing stream,. That purls a sweet love-song in happiness to The ferns drowsing on mossy banks there. I will be near thee, love, some bright summer morn, When we’ll wander in Nature’s domains; Like clouds that are sailing the sea of the skies Light hearted we’ll ramble thro’ green scented lanes With beauty but greeting the gaze of our eyes, The while woodlarks are trilling refrains. I will be near thee, love, to hear thy soft voice— ’Tis more music than songs of the birds— I’ll see thy bright face and look deep in thine eyes, Where boundless the depths of the ocean abides, And azure lies dreaming in fair summer skies— But ’tis poor to be painted in words. W. E. Van Studdeford Mrs. House Fly ou Women. One day during the past week, while pondering upon the pleasant and unpleasant occurrences of past years, as well as the surroundings of the present, my attention was attracted' to a reunion of Mrs. Fly and her family. A large number of visitors had passed through the shop, a greater majority of whom were young, and old maids, any where in age from thirty to one hundred and ten. Mrs. Fly had been watching them and making a few notes, and when she called her family around her she began as usual to give them a few pointers. This time she devoted her remarks to women, as follows: Some time ago I told you that fiction informs us that man was planted in a garden. Well after he had grown to be a good sized animal he became very uneasy and lonesome, so the keeper planted again and this time a woman grew. Now man thought he had a hard time before the woman grew, but after she came and began to inter est herself in the surroundings it is said that man did not get time to feel lonesome or for anything else. In the first place she made her self dependent on man, and when she began to exert her influence on him from that time to this he has been in trouble up to his neck most of the time. They tell us that she made him eat things that the keeper of tlie garden had for bidden him to touch, and the result < was that the keeper kicked them 1 both out of the garden, and i from that -time to this man has hadjto grub for a living for him self and woman. • Be that as it may I always like to watch a worn man, especially if there is a man around. You would actually im agine that butter wouldn’t melt in their mouths, but as soon as he’s out of sight she will tell all the rest of the folks what a soft head ed creature he is. Ten minutes later, should she see him speaking to another woman, will see her get jeatbus and act just as if she would eat him if she could get her paws on him. I tell you, children, that ' women are too fickle to be safe company, and I advise you to be r careful with yourselves. , Fiction tells us that it keeps two men hustling to supply one woman with hats, ribbons and gum, not i saying a word about the thousand 5 and one other things she cqvets. 3 They never appear to know defi nitely just what they want; for in -1 stance, if they buy one of thoee t floral headgears and on the way home should meet her neighbor SOME DAY. with more posies onahe will delib erately plan bow she can swipe an other five from the old man’s pock et while he is asleep so as to buy more feathers. They tell us that some men buy the women folks gum by the wagon load because if they didn’t do something to keep their mouths busy they would act ually take the head off them. I don’t like women a little bit. They >' are all too fidgety to be safe com- - pany. I heard a man say if he’ wanted everybody to know some- • thing he always told it to some • woman as a secret; in twenty-four r hours every paper from San Fran cisco to New York would know all , about it. They say that woman ia i the best advertising m am they have without a patent. Then an j other thing I don’t like about wom en, and that is their face. They seem to have two, and they put one 3 outside of the other. Now that r does seem strange, but judging j from most of them I have seen to j day 1 have come to the opinion j that they need both of them. It’s r too bad that they are so poor in 3 selecting their faces because there is such a big chance for improve . ment. Just at this time Mrs. Fly ob served a number of ladies ap proaching, and she told the chil dren to fly for their lives. 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