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THURSDAY* MARCH 16* 1905 PRISON OFFICIALS. BOARD OF CONTROL. J. F. JACOBSON, Chairman - - - Madison S. W. LKAVETT, ----- - - Litchfield O. B. GOULD, - -- -- -- - Winona REBIDENT OFFICIALB. HENRY WOLFER, ------ warden J.S. GLENNON. - - - - Deputy Warden M. C. COLLIGAN, - - Asst. Deputy Warden H. W. DAVIB, - 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 11 PRIBON AGENT. J. Z. BARNCARD, - St. Paul. TO INMATES. For the Information of new arrivals and all others desiring to send Thb Mirror to friends we wish to say that the privilege will be granted by complying with the following rules: Write oat your own name, register and cell number and 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 mates are requested to comply with this order whether sending out a copy or not. LOCAL NEWS Friday noon a small size blizzard struck this place,, but fortunately it was of short duration. Visitors were unusually nu merous about the institution dur ing the past week. Quite a number of new pieces of sheet music were purchased for the prison orchestra. Two citizens in the employ of the Twin City Telephone Co., put in a wire for the shoe com pany last Saturday. A carload of fire-brick arrived at the prison during the past week. It will be used in overhauling the old boilers. Our local whitewash brigade have embellished shop I by giving the place a coat of whitewash. Guard Clapperton was absent a few days last week on account of siokness of his wife. The winter shed at the south entrance to the cellhouse was removed during the week. Warehouse U is filled to the rafters with raw material for the twine plant. There is just room to move around. The occupant of cell 575 would like to exchange the St. Paul Dispatch for the Grand Forks Herald. The prison bakery has been renovated by the whitewashers. The painter also has visited that department. “Blacky,” the prison cat, is one of the best rodent catchers in the state. Nowadays it is a rare thing to see a mouse inside the cell house. Mrs. E. J. Howe, of Ipswich, Mich., and Mr. H. R. Bartlett, of Chanute, Kans., accompanied by Steward Bordwell, were about the institution one day last week. Miss Della Parshel, of Winona, Minn., and Mr. Frank C. Mitchell, of Minneapolis, Minn., were shown about the prison during the week by Mr. Marty. Mrs. H. W. Brazie and Mrs. Geo. M. Kirth, of Minneapolis, were seen about the institution, in company with Capt. Maish, last Friday. Mr. C. P. Gardner and A. W. Mclntire, of Mendota, 111., H. R. Galpin, D. W. Campbell, and Carl Mueller, of Chicago; and S. C. Pemberton, of Oakland, 111., were the guests of Warden Wolfer last Friday. While here they visited the various departments of the institution. Guard Newman has resigned his position at the institution, the resignation to take effect the first of April. Mr. Newman will en gage in farming on an extensive scale, as he is the owner of sev eral valuable properties. Bandmaster Hewitt has organ ized a band in the city of Still water. it consists of fourteen members, most of whom belonged to a similar organization a few years ago. Business in the musical line is booming at the prison. A snare drum and two clarinets have been added to the band that never plays “Down where the Budweiser flows.” —Stillwater Gazette. Warden Wolfer returned from the East last Friday morning, where he Jhad gone to purchase additional machinery for the twine factory. The extra ma chines are expected to arrive at once, and will be installed im mediately so as to enable the management to supply the farmers with about £OO,OOO pounds of twine for this years’ harvest Every effort is being made to get the new machines in place without interfering with the daily capacity of the factory. It is expected that the yearly output of twine will now amount to 12,000,000 pounds, which will make the pris on plant one of the largest manu facturing concerns in the state. Sinbad *has an American Won der Lemon plant in the green house upon which are three lemons. The plant was sent to him by a friend in New York. The lemons are very large and weigh about a pound each. When our sailor friend pointed them out to us recently we supposed that he was spinning one of his seafaring yarns, and we failed to “sit up” and take notice. In fact, we pre sumed that he had found a few old footballs and had them painted for our special benefit. “Footballs!” said he, in amazement. “They are nothing of the kind. Each one of them weighs a pound, and each of them will make a barrel of lemonade.” If we have been correctly informed the prob abilities are we will have some lemonade next Fourth of July. Movement of Population. Five arrivals and two discharges were the changes in our popula tion duriug the week. The arriv als of this week exceed those of the preceding week. The population of the prison is 676, distributed as follows: First grade, 453, second grade, 209 and third grade, 14. The last register number is 1552. Board of Control. The Board of Control held its monthly meeting Tuesday. Messrs. Jacobson and Gould being present. After the transaction of the rou tine business the Board examined applicants for parole, of which the following were granted: S. K., 1274; J. R. D., 1285; W. J. K., 1179; F. 8., 1183; and P. O. S. S., 836. The financial statement of the prison forjthe month of February shows receipts on acoount of bin der twine to the amount of $55,- 210.51 and $7,555.12 from miscel laneous sources. The latter sum includes $2,780 charged up to the Warden for labor in the shoe shop; $4,568.64 for labor in shoe faotory and S9B collected from visitors. May Make Binders. A House committee will investi gate the advisability of establish ing a farm machinery factory at the state prison. Representative L. O. Teigen of Jackson on Tuesday secured the adoption of an amend ment to his resolution, calling at tention to the exactions of the implement trust. The committee is increased from five to seven members and is to investigate the advisability of manufacturing binders, and other farm machinery at the state prison. The state Board of Control is investigating the advisability of establishing a farm machinery fac tory at the prison, under a resolu tion passed by tlm Senate, and expects to make its report in a few days. Chapel Services. The following is the program of the services held in the chapel Sunday, March 12th, Rev. A. S. Hale officiating: March—“ Arizona” Orchestra Doxology Congregation I avocation Chaplain Gloria Congregation Scripture Chaplain Hymn—“ Holy is the Lord.” Congregation Prayer Chaplain Anthem Choir Sermon Chaplain Trombone Solo Bandmaster Hy j;i? i—“ Missionary ” Congregation Bene liction. Chaplain March—“ The Midnight Flyer” Orchestra Inspect the Twine Plant. Senators S. C. Pemberton, C. P. Gardner, D. A. Campbell, Car) Mueller and H. K. Galpin, and Mr. A. W. Mclntire, of Illinois, were here la6t Friday inspecting the prison twine plant, in the hope that their state may be able to install a similar plant so their con victs will be given employment. At the present time the Illinois convicts are practically in idleness. “We are against the prison labor problem,” said one of the senators in reply to a question as to the object of their visit. “We have 3,700 idle men prisoners besides 300 women. There are 1,400 at Joliet, 1,100 at Chester, and 1,200 at the reformatory. They have been idle since last July with very little to do except parade about the grounds for exercise. “Two years ago our legislature was foolish enough to pass a law which provides that convicts shall not be employed at contract labor. Now we don’t know what to do with such a large number of men. Some are making clothing for the state institution inmates but we can make enough of it in a month to last a year. Some are knitting socks and other work that keeps them busy only a few weeks in the year.” The senate committee that visi ted the prison here was investigat ing the details of the binder twine plant and the method of making sales. They were greatly pleased with what they saw and what Warden Wolfer told them. The opinion was expressed by members of the committee that their state would establish a binder twine plant on a large scale. In making] sales they would not be confined to Illinois farmers but sell to the country at large. One of the senators said that the Min nesota binder twine factory is famous over the world and the particular object in the committee ooming here was to learn some thing of the details before proceed ing to establish a plant in Illinois. —Stillwater Gazette. Greenhorns. Being out of a berth while in Savannah in the fall of 5 98, I was induced to join “The Ocean,” a Norwegian barque, as second mate. We were bound to Falmouth for orders with a cargo of terpentine. Her master, a hale old Norseman, Captain Mickelson, certainly de served a better crew than the one which the boarding house runner, John Kelly, provided him with. The first mate, Carl Olsen, was a thorough seaman. Chip, the carpenter, was a first-rate hand. The doctor—or cook—turned out to be a competent foremast hand. Besides we had sixteen supposed able seamen. After the tug. let go our hawser the fun commenced. “A man aft relieve the wheel,” shouted the captain. I was in the waste watching the clearing up of ropes and setting up of light canvas. Picking a likely man from the lot I sent him to the poop. Five minutes later and the captain’s stentorian voice shouted: “Man to the wheel!” The command was repeated some dozen times before we finally found a man capable of keeping a moderately straight wake. After the watch was set at eight bells we had nothing but hard words and curses, but luckily no serious mishap occurred. First, by the skipper’s orders, the men were given three days to learn how to stear by the compass and by the wind. In the interim we mates kept the men on deck half of the watches below, teaching them the names of the ropes, run ning gear, sails, marts, spars, etc. In two weeks, while they could not be called A .B’s, most of the boys could stear, take in reef, pick up a jib, or throw in a splice. Reaching Falmouth harbor, twenty-seven days out from Savan nah, we had orders for Hull. Eleven days breaking about off Beachy Head made the “sailors” think they had better stayed ashore. Finally we fell in with a slant, which enabled us to be towed up and into the old Humber dock by a small English tug. In all we were forty-three days out from Savannah. After the cargo was out all hands went to the Norwegian con sul to be paid off. It was found out that the captain had hogged the fifteen supposed A B’s, disrat ing them half of their wages, said money to be divided among the two mates, the carpenter, cook and the one man who proved himself to be a genuine, up-to date AB. It will be seen from the above that greenhorns are not tolerated, even in an old Nor wegian barque. Ranzo. Olson’s Troubles. Val for yiminy sakes! Hannah ban offul mad. She call me for a big fewl and slou me med da kaf fee-kan, because aye sae Yon Hoc'n ban gude faller. Aye tank any mans va can stay alive med femty-sax vomans skall mek gude prasidant on the prohibition ticket. Snus Piterson tank sow tew. For gollee! if aye have sow much vom ans, aye ban dead like a stock fish. Mrs. Yonson sad aye got pwrty hair, and mek Hannah yealous. She tal me tew marry sow monga vomans aye vant but batter aye go back tew Sveden. Aye skall say sow tew. She mek me lame in the lag, kick my hat and trow fish-gravy on my new sewt, because aye sad she ban a vild svede. Last Soonday aye ban by Linstroms, because her cow brake hees lag. Now she tank Mrs. Linstrom mek giggle ’um eyes at me. Va shall aye dew med such a voman? Piterson tal me tew spenk her gude. Aye cant dew it, aye ban tew little. Sometime she kees ma and hug me like every ting. Tals me aye ban sveet little Ole, yust tew pull my lag for panga. My frand Turn Lawson, va writes about fried fish-pans and peanut troosts, tall me tew buy copper shares and be happy. Our preacher said, “Poor Ole val soon be in havan.” Aye ban much obliged tew meet him. Batter aye yump in des lake. E. E. H. QUIPS - H. L. P. A man who looks for trouble never seeks in vain. \ “It is no eredit to a man to be good at the point of a gun.” Single blessedness is preferable to double cussedness.—M. K. Love may be blind, but marriage usually restores its eyesight. A bird of freedom, the mao with his discharge papers. We never heard of a knocker making a high batting record. It is better to be a poor man than a poor sort of a man. No man ever built up his char, acter by besmirching that of his fellowman. Some men carry such a load of self-importance it gives them brainfag. We seldom repent cf talking too little, but very often ot talking too much. They always talk most who never think, and have the least to say. There are few men so neces sary to their fellow-men that their loss could not be endured. A man may delight in being called self-made but a woman pre fers beiDg called tailor-made. A vain man likes to speak of himself either good or evil; a modest man never speaks of him. self. “Think thoughtfully, act cheer fully, and you will be appreciated accordingly. Even the book agent has to hold his tongue upon taking up his abode in this place. The narrow-minded man con siders the world crowded, the broad-minded man finds ample room. Innumerable remedies have been invented to destroy trou blesome insects; the only remedy for a “back-biter” is tetanus. If the Bertillion measurement should be applied to some men’s minds record would report .00,005 of a centimeter. Those who, not knowing us well, think ill of us, do us no wrong. It is not us they attack, but a phantom of their own imagination. “A great mind is above injury, injustice, or mockery, and would be invulnerable if it did not suffer through compassion. While scientist study, through enormous telescopes the wonders of Jupiter, Mars, Mercury and other stars, the telescope of lifs is always turned toward the star of hope. A man or woman suffering from a mental or physical deformity is to be pitied, he who mimics such deformity is most despicable of human creatures. It is mighty queer that when a woman has her diamonds stolen she wants the thief sent to prison, but when her affections are pur loined she wants the thief’s bank aocount. A theater charging a dollar a seat sometimes displays the sign “Standing Room Only,” but a streetcar company with the prioe at five cents never does.