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THURSDAY, NOVEMBER 2, 1905 PRISON OFFICIALS. BOARD OF OONTROL. O. R, GOULD, Cbalrman .... Winona S. W. LEAVETT ----- Litchfield L. A. ROSING ----- - Gannon Falls M. CUTTER ------- Secretary REBIDENT OFFIOIALB. HENRY WOLFER, ------ warden J, S. GLENNON, - - - - Deputy Warden M. C. COLLIGAN, - - Asst. Deputy Warden H. W. DAVIS, - Clerk and Accounting Officer ROBERT M. COLES, - - - - Steward R. J. MERRILL, ------- Physician MISS MARY McKINNEY, - - - - Matron 8. J. KENNEDY, - - - Protestant Chaplain CHARLES CORCORAN, - Catholic Chaplain PRIBON AGENT. J. Z. BARNCARD, - St. Paul TO INMATES. For the Information of new arrivals and all ethers desiring to send Thb Mirror to friends we wish to say that the privilege will be granted by complying with the following rules: Write eut your own name, register and cell number and send to this offli e with name and address ef 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 H and pi iced In your door every Friday night. All In mates are requested to comply with this order whether sending out a copy or not. CHURCH NOTICE. Services In the Prison Chapel at nine o’clock every Sunday morning. Protestant and Catholic services every alternate Sunday. Rev. S J. Kennedy, and Rev. Fr. Corcoran, chaplains. LOCAL NEWS. It is expected that the leading tenor soloist will do himself credit next Sunday when he sings that solo. General Manager Cadwell, of the Western Shoe Co., made a business trip to Chicago last Fri day. The local mason was at work last Saturday putting in a new front in one of the vegetable caves. When finished it will be rat and burglar proof. State Parole Agent Barncard was a visitor at the prison last Friday, and while here he inter viewed all those prisoners who will leave during this month. Two new songsters were recent ly added to the choir. One of them is a very young man, and he said that he learned how to sing by “hollering” down his father’s rain barrel. Guard Powers returned from his vacation the forepart of this week. He did not say how many ducks he bagged, but it is safe to say that he got a few of them. “I. B. A. Rube” now has an apprentice, who is learning to run the job press that is located in the shoe company’s office. This looks as tho we would lose “Mr. Rube” in the near future. Miss Evelyn Foley and Miss Blanch Savage, two of Stillwater’s charming young ladies, were es corted about the institution the latter part of last week by Kerby Glennon. Last Tuesday evening was Hal loween night, but we are glad to say that “our” front gate or door was not removed; nor did any of the model citizens of this colony out up high jinks on that occasion. Indeed, the small boy failed to make a single soore in our silent community. During the past week or so large quantities of raw material have been received at the twine faotory. Twenty carloads of Sisal, containing 3,229 bales, and eleven carloads of Manila, containing 1,464 bales, were received and stored in the warehouses. There are also several large consignments en route. A short time ago we received a poem with an anonymous signa- ture attached. Unsigned articles are not accepted. This is why we have not published this poem. If an author of an article does not see fit to make himself known, we cannot see a logical reason why we should give space to such ar ticles. The occupant of cell 373 was transferred to 71. Guard Ratican left on his ten days’ vacation last Monday. The large sole-cutting machine received a short time ago by the shoe company, was placed in posi tion last Saturday afternoon. On account of the automatic signal dropping aocidently in the engineroom last Tuesday morning, the fire department was called out to shop A. Guard White left on his ten days’ vacation last Thursday. Mr. Whelan is stationed across the street during Mr. White’s absence. There were two men transferred from the St. Cloud reformatory to this institution one day during the past week. Since the cold weather has set in the band will soon be compelled to give up the concerts in the park each morning. The band will, perhaps, still continue prac tice in the bandroom. A carload of vegetables arrived at the prison last Saturday from the insane asylum at Hastings. The car was shipped by Supt. Yanz and contained onions, pars nips, carrots, etc. Twelve more benches were made for those who will eventually oc oupy cots in the cellhouse corri dor. The cots also were overhauled and placed were they can be easily reached. Two large coffee cans, holding twenty-six gallons each, and three soup cans, with a capacity of twen ty gallons each, were made in state repair shop during the past week for Steward Anderson’s cu linary department. A number of the prisoners spoke very highly of the article in last week’s issue on brachygrapliy. The author of this article is an ex perienced shorthand writer, and for the benefit of those who would like to learn the system, we will endeavor to get him to again write on this subject in the near future. Hon. A. K. Sanders, of Hagood, South Carolina, and Supt. F. L. Randall, of the St. Cloud reform atory, were the guests of Warden Wolfer last Tuesday. Mr. Sanders was in attendance at the Prison Congress, which met at Lincoln, Nebraska, and extended his tour to the North Star state. While here the party visited the various industrial departments of the in stitution. The school teacher who had thirteen pupils in his class a short time ago, now has only twelve. The otner scholar, unfortunately, lost temporary control of his will power and attempted self-destruc tion. We do not believe, however, that the number thirteen had any thing to do with this young man’s rash desire. This was a mere co incidence. The state carpenter visited the laundry department during the past week and put in a number of additional boxes in which to place the clean clothing. Each pris oner’s clothing, immediately after it is washed, is placed in one of -these pigeon-holed boxes, which contains his register number. When bathing day arrives, each man’s clothing is found instantly and without confusion. The pris oner tells the attendent his regis ter number, and if this number corresponds with the number on the box, the clothing is handed over to the prisoner, and no ques tions are asked. It takes about a day and a half to bathe the 706 prisoners, which shows how per fect the system works. Two new members will be ad mitted to the local Chautauqua Circle at its next meeting. There will be a song servioe in the chapel next Sunday morning. As Bandmaster Hewitt has been drilling the choir and orchestra for the past few weeks, it is ex pected that he will give us a good entertainment. The State Board of Control let the contraot last Tuesday for supplying the state institutions with flour for the next six months. The contract calls for 8,725 bar rels, which will cost about $34,000. This institution will receive about 1,000 barrels. One of the school teachers, who teaches in the prison night school, is becoming quite an inventive genius. He is now working on a machine which he claims will help to expedite the rotary motion of the millennium. No doubt this machine will prove a boon to the human race and will help to make him famous. A little more care should be taken in handling the exchanges while placing them in the box in the morning. Some of the men act as tho they were in a trance, and appear to know not or care as to where they place their papers, or as to how they are laid in the ex change box. Because you have read them and, therefore, have no further use for them, does not justify you in handling them as tho you did not care whether they were destroyed or not. Other men are looking for these papers, and they expect to get them on time. But they will be delayed if some of the papers are placed out side the door, some carried farther along and thrown among the dis carded papers, and still others thrown along the corridors. Just try and give the other fellow a square deal and be will return the compliment. If he fails to do this, he does not deserve any pa pers. Cbapel Services. The following is the program of the services held in the chapel, Sunday, October 29th, Father Cor coran officiating: March—“ Japan’s Trumphal” Orchestra Medley Overture—“ Mill’s Merry Melodies No. 6.’’ Orchestra Hymn—“ Let the Savior In’’ Congregation Scripture Fr. Corcoran Anthem—“Hallelujah’’ Choir Prayer Fr. Corcoran and Congregation Gospel Reading Fr. Corcoran Sermon Fr. Corcoran Hymn—“l Love to Tell the Story” Congregation March—“ Dixie Girl” Orchestra PARK PROGRAM March—“ Pride of the Nation”..Richard Stanley March—“2nd Reg’t P. M.” R. B. Hall March—“ Adjutant Trippe’s” Geo. P. Tyrrell March—“S. I. B. A.” R. B Hall March—“ Whistling John” Emil Archer March—“W. M. B.” R. B. Hall March—“Semper Fidelis” Sousa Chautauqua meeting. With every member present the Chautauqua Circle assembled in ohapel hall last Sunday afternoon. The member, whose application was acted upon at the last meet ing, was assigned to class E. A motion that the names of the two applicants for membership, sub mitted by the president, be favorably recommended, was unan imously passed, after which some time was consumed in desultory agitation as to the feasibility of shortening the program, thereby allowing more time for discussion. At this juncture the chair recog nized “A. Ksar Ben” who changed the subject by offering some in formation which had been request ed at a previous meeting; refuting the pronounciation of the word “Hague” as given by the bass drummer, and making a motion (which was carried) empowering the chair to adjourn the meetings when the allotted time had expired. The vice-president was then called to the chair and the program opened by a member of class D with a class report entitled “Strangers in a Strange Land.” To quote the critic: “An exceed ingly amusing account of personal experience and observation. Mr. V. D possesses the faculty of pre senting in a pleasing manner, humorous incidents that have come under his keen penetration. It is evident that he does not come from the land adjacent to our northern border—his humor is too keen and evidently he is not both ered with dyspepsia.” “Minnesota’s Early History” by a member of class B was a rehears al of what the title would indicate and which is more or less familiar to those who have studied Ameri can history. The always welcome piano solo was listened to and en joyed very much. The speoial report on “Yellow Journalism” by the ex-president, presented on yellow paper, and dealing with everything yellow, from poodledogs to smallpox signs, was, however, productive of more discussion than any other num ber on the program. The critic conceded “I. B A. Kube’s” ability to discuss yellow journalism, but would draw the line when it comes to poetry. A substitute report entitled “A few Pertinent Remarks” by the president was next on the program and dealt wholly with the policy that should be pursued in main taining the standard of the Pier ian Circle. The critic’s report was then called for which revealed a few mispro nounced words as well as some grammatical errors, but on the whole it was inferred that the meeting was a good one. There was but one paper on the program that afforded opportunity for dis cussion, consequently that feature was somewhat lax. E. B. D.— Secretary. Prison Population. During the past week there were seven arrivals and four discharges. Those discharged were: F. H., 1358; I. F., 1359; F. L., 1296; and S. C. H., 1298. The population of the prison is 706, distributed as follows: First grade, 522, second grade, 166 and third grade lb. The last register number is 1723. Tbe You ill’s Companion In 1906. During 1906 the Youth’s Com panion will publish in 52 weekly issues 7 serial stories, each a book in itself, reflecting American life in home, camp and field. 50 special articles contributed by famous men and women—trav- elers, essa>ists, soldiers, sailors, statesmen and men of affairs. 200 thoughtful and timely edi torial articles on important public and domestic questions. 250 complete stories by the best of living story-writers—stories of character, stories of achievement, stories of humor. 1000 notes on current events and discoveries in the field of science and natural history. 2000 bright aud amusing anec do es, items of strange and curious knowledge, poems and sketohes. This is what the Companion offers its readers during 1906. And the quality of it is fully equal to the quantity. The paper is interesting without being sensa tional, bright without being flashy, elevating and strengthening with out being prosy—a paper for every member of the family. A full Announcement of the new volume will be sent with sam ple copies of the paper to any address on reqnest The new sub scriber for 1906 who sends $1.75 for the new volume at once will receive free all the remaining issues for 1905. including the Donble Holiday Number; also the Companion’s “Minntemen” Calendar for 1906, lithographed in twelve colors and gold The Youth’s Companion, 144 Berkeley Street, Boston. Mass. Wise and Otherwise. C. A. Y.-m If Inquisitor Hughes digs up very much more rascality in the great life insurance companies it may be necessary to send to France for Jimmy Hyde, in order that we may be shown how to manage a life insurance company in a safe, economical and conservative man- Secretaries Taft and Root re mind one of Alphonso and Gas ton. It was proposed to hand the Panama canal over to Taft, but he modestly pushed the crown asida and said to Root: “No, you first, my dear Gaston.” Both aspire to the presidency, hence their seeming modesty with regard to this matter. L. R. J. evidently looks on my dream of the annexation of Canada, as being one of the iridescent variety. It is evident L. R J. has not traveled much in the western provinces, peopled as they are by thousands of liberty-loving sub jects of Uncle Sam. In the near future they will hold the balance of power and the “slow coaches” of Eastern Canada may receive a rude jolt. The Sioux City, lowa, Tribune says frost is a wonderful thing. “It will make the corn easy to husk, put a stop to yellow fever in the south, and end gambling on Lake Michigan.” This latter clause evidently refers to the ex cursion steamer, City of Traverse?. I believe you can find on that" boat any form of sport that the minds of depraved male and female* humanity can devise. Patriotic Georgians evidently do not agree with Dr. Osier and his chloroform theory, especially in the choice of senators, as witness the fact that both are over eighty years of age. Senator Morgan is eighty-one, and it was only a few years ago that he talked for almost four days in an attempt to defeat an obnoxious bill. Senator Pettus is eighty-four and his mind is still keen and active—both are grand old Southern gentlemen. The Chinese boycott which created great consternation in the American business world, has, ac cording to the public prints, fallen flat. The Chinaman wants Ameri can goods, and while it makes him warm under the collar to have his wealthy globe trotters and learned men held up at our borders, yet he goes on buying the goods all the same, in which course he demonstrates his sound sense. Our Chinese exclusion laws should be revised, however. They serve too strongly of the demagogism of the Dennis Kearneys of two* deoades since. The sophs of the Wisconsin? University ducked a big bunch of freshmen in Lake Mendota re cently. A Turkish bath holds the palm over any other method of torture college hazers can devise- I well remember my experience- Three big husky men abducted me one night, hustled me into the bath parlors, where they con siderately paid my score out of my funds, and thea threatened the colored gent, who presided, with all manner of dire punishment if* he failed to earn his money. Th& frightened coon surely gave me all that was coming to me and then a lot more. I felt that he had fairly sweated the yellow stains out of my soul. The next year, however, I assisted in initiating a poor freshman in the same manner, and as the law of compensation was, supposed to apply, I felt I was even with my persecutors at last. Strange what fool pranks soma men will indulge in.