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THURSDAY* JANUARY 26* 1906. PRISON OFFICIALS. board of control. O. B. GOULD, Chairman - - Winona 8. W. LEAVETT ------- Litchfield L. A. ROSING ----- - Cannon Falls M. C. CUTTER - ------ Secretao REBIDENT OFFIOIALB. HENRY WOLFER, ------ wardei J. S. GLENNON,. - - - - Deputy Wardei: M. C. COLLIGAN, - - Asst. Deputy Warden H. W. DAVIS, - Clerk and Accounting Offlcei ROBERT M. COLES, ------ steward B. J, MERRILL, ------- Physician MISS MARY McKINNEY. - - - - Matron S. J. KENNEDY, - - - Protestant Chaplain CHARLES CORCORAN, - catholic Chaplain PRISON AGENT. J. Z. BARNCARD, - St. Paul 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. Three prisoners were transferred from the St. Cloud reformatory to this institution last week. The glazier was in the cellhouse last Monday fixing the windows so as to keep out the cold. The state boiler inspector called on the chief engineer one day last week on business. Twelve large mess pails were made during the past week. They will be heed in the diningrooms. Superintendent Williams, of the twine factory, was confiued to his home last Friday on account of illness. There are now twenty-five men occupying cots in the cellhouse corridors. Three were added dur ing the past week. Guard Parrent was absent a few days during the past week. He attended the funeral of a relative at Somerset, Wisconsin. To the occupant of cell 374: The Sun is the only weekly paper we know of that is published in the town you mentioned. Mr. H. C. Sargent, of Waupun, Wisconsin, accompanied by Super intendent Williams, was about the prison last Saturday. A combination bench and wring er stand was manufactured in the state repair shop for use in the tobacco factory. A load of very useful material was received by Captain Alexan der last Friday for use in the cell house. It was a load of sand, and fine sand at that. Miss Marie L. Brookes, of As bury Park, New Jersey, and Miss Wanda Bee Kerr and Mr. A. W. Lammers, of Stillwater, registered in The Mirror office one day last week. The Usher has in his possession a letter addressed to Mrs. Hannah Lund, 3442 Snelling Ave. So., Minneapolis, Minn., and signed Olaf M. Lund. For further par ticulars see the Deputy Warden. About twenty-five pupils from the St. Paul High School visited the prison last Friday. They were shown the courtesies of the insti tution by Guard Whelan, who escorted them through the various departments. One of the state oarpenters vis ited our sanctum one day last week and repaired a section of the flooring where it had worn out. The man who did the work is a Kussian, and the chief engineer acted as interpreter. Guard Ratican was granted leave of absence last Friday and Saturday, in order to attend the funeral of his unole, Mr. George Ratican, who was killed by an accident last Thursday. Mr. Rat ican was well known in Stillwater, and had a host of friends. His untimely death is deplored by all those who knew him. It was seven degrees below zero last Monday morning. A junk man was at the prison last Friday afternoon buying old brass and iron. Seventeen prisoners will be dis charged from the institution dur ing the month of February. One of the inmates sent in the following names for the home made tobacco : “Convict’s Delight,” for ohewing, and “Coles’ Ready Mixture,” for the smoking tobacco. Our local fire department made a lively run to shop H last Satur-. day evening. The alarm was sounded by a quantity of ice strik ing the wires as it fell from the roof. The following cell changes were made during the past week: 104 to 260; 280 to 48; 638 to 47; 328 to 49; 615 to 50; 585 to cot 23; 547 to 48; cot 18 to 636; 546 to cot 18; 62 to cot 24; 340 to cot 25; 250 to 62; 398 to 340; 397 to 398. Mr. A. J. Haascl, of Ashland, Wisconsin, and Miss Anna Meyer, of New Richmond, Wisconsin, were shown about the institution last Tuesday by Mr. Kerby Glen non, the enterprising stock man connected with the Western Shoe Co. Bandmaster Hewitt added a new Missenharter French horn to the band. He now has five instru ments of this make, and they are considered the most perfect instru ment in tune, tone, and workman ship. These horns are much liked by the boys who use them. A gentleman of Stillwater on be ing asked by his host to respond to the toast “Stillwater,” is said to have replied: “Half the people of Stillwater are under lock and key, the other half .” What the dash stands for is best understood by those who were present when the toast was given. It is said that even the state horses are fond of the new chewing tobacco. We saw one of the guards feeding them a bit of it, and Mr. Whelan thinks he saw one of the horses wink his left eye while contentedly chewing it. We suppose that if horses can chew tobacco they also can spit, but of this we are not sure. The bookbinder said that he discovered a number of snow flies near the crematory. This is the first time he has seen any of them around this place. They belong to the genus chionea valga , and oc cupy their spare moments in run ning about on the snow. He said that they were quite common in Sweden, but are little known in this country. When the men who work in the library arrived at their place of work last Monday morning, a pretty sight met their view. Everything was froze, including the villain in the latest historical novel to be received at the library. The plumber was hastily sum moned and, after working over the radiator almost all day, he brought it to life so it could hold steam. Several pipes had to be amputa ted, as they were hors de combat. The blind man at the solitary annex seems to work during the night as easily as he does in the day time. The other night he was at work repairing a clock, and as Mr. Degan passed along on his rounds, he was much surprised as he observed the man putting in place little wheels, etc. At first he did not know it was the blind man, and as he continued to look, his astonishment grew propor tionately. “May the powers take me billygoat if the man aint work ing in his sleep!” he remarked as he moved along. Mr. Degan was told the next morning that a blind man works at any time, day or night. Shorty, the tonsorial artist, has a new joke that he acquired last holiday. It is not so slow. Going up to a likely victim, he inquires: “Say, have you heard the news? It is all over the cellhouse!” “What’s that?” eagerly asks the unsuspecting victim. “Why the roof,” answers Shorty, with a sly punch in the ribs as he moves away. For the benefit of the new ar rivals, we wish to say, that the library slips are taken up by the night guards on the following eveuings: On galleries one and two, Wednesday and Saturday. On number three gallery, Monday and Thursday. On number four, five and six galleries, Tuesday and Friday. The slips should be placed on the crossbar of your door each evening before the gong rings to retire. Prison Population. There were ten arrivals and five discharges daring the past week. Those discharged were: S. L., 1612; J. D., 1667; J. L , 1554; W. D, 1489; and W. J., 1343. The population of the prison is 724. distributed as follows: First grade, 539, second grade, 165 and third grade 20. The last register number is 1799. Chapel Services. The following is the program of the services held in the chapel, Sunday, January 21st, Father Corcoran officiating: March—“ Silver Heels” Orchestra Waltz—“ Let’s All Go Up to Maud’s”..Orchestra Hymn—“ Hear Us, O Savior” Congregation Scripture Father Corcoran Quartet—“ Nearer to Thee”.. .Members of Choir Prayer Fr. Corcoran and Congregation Gospel Reading Fr. Corcoran Sermon Fr. Corcoran Hymn—“O Glorious Fountain” Congregation March—"A Whispered Thought” Orchestra PARK PROGRAM March—“ Pretoria” L. P. Laurendeau March—“ Blue Bell” Theo. F. Morse March—“ Col. Ramsay D. Potts” A. Buglione Chautauqua meeting. The regular session of the Chautauqua Circle was held in the chapel hall last Sunday after noon, one member being absent. A few minutes were devoted to the transaction of business, after which a program that ranks well with subsequent ones, was ren dered. “Lawson, the Philanthropist ( ?)” was the first number, wherein the author depicted him, of “Frenzied Finance,” as anything but envi able, but the discussion which fol lowed showed the contributor to be either sadly misinformed or prejudiced. One of the lately acquired mem bers had for his subject: “The Tobacco Habit,” and tho his views were quite at variance with the generally admitted evils resulting from the use of the weed, it was a good paper in that it brought on discussion among the members. There is no danger, however, that there will be any voluntary sur render of tobacco tickets. A special report entitled: “Uni versal Peaoe Analyzed” was next on the program and was by far the best paper that has been read before the circle for some time. Not only was his use of lan guage excellent, but the manner in which the gentleman handled his subjeot indicated clearly that he was well informed and fully capable of doing justice to the much-debated issue. Concluding the program was a substitute paper having for its theme “The Power of Money in An. cient Times.” The principal con tention of this paper was, tho in other words, that “money is the root of all evil.” It was well constructed and, as the critic remarked, was a great improvement over other pa pers read by this member. The oritio’s report was then N called for, after whioh the presi dent adjourned the meeting. E. B. D. — Secretary. Cbe first Quarrel. The wedding had been the greatest event of the season. Everybody lucky enough to be present, at least said so. Such flowers and decorations from “Blossom and Company;” souve nirs of handsome jewelry from the leading firm in town, and a splendid dinner served as only “Cherry” can serve it. And then the magnificent wedding march from Lohengrin. But that was a month ago. Now, Mr. and Mrs. Chester have returned from their honeymoon and as they were dining together one evening, the young husband rfoticed a shadow of disappoint ment upon the beautiful features of his wife’s usually happy coun tenance. Finally the dearest creature in all creation asked if every bill of their wedding had been settled. She had found the receipt of “Blossom’s” and had paid the jeweler herself. There was no doubt about the “Cherry” account. Turning to her beloved lord and master she innocently asked: “Charley, are you sure all the liabilities are settled?” He said they were. Wondering how anything could have been forgotten, he was amazed, when she asked him what had happened to the bill from “Lohengrin.” As he couldn’t re member any such name, she burst into tears and stammered: “Oh Charley, how can you be so cruel; how can you deceive me so, and you promised me to have the wedding march from Lohengrin!” 1268. Jin Jlngel of mercy. City Marshal George Donnelly is a New York law officer who rec ognizes something higher than law, without manifesting any dis respect for the statute. He was sent to dispossess a family in the Borough of the Bronx. Finding that the nonpayment of the rent was due to the illness of the fam ily’s head, who was in bed, while his wife and seven children were doing their best to keep from starving, the marshal decided not to serve the writ. The landlord must be satisfied, however, so Mr. Donnelly organ ized himself into a philanthropic commission, started a subscrip tion, and collected sufficient funds to pay the rent for two or three months. His good example ani mated the neighbors, and Christ mas cheer was assured the unfortunate household.—Ex. Che Tour Bicyclists. The circles in the illustration represent four cinder paths. Four cyclists started together from the center C at noon for a run, each going round and round his own circle. Atkins went at the rate of six miles an hour, Brown at the rate of nine miles an hour, Cook at twelve miles an hour, and Dopper at fifteen miles an hour. They agreed to ride until all should meet together for the third time at the center C. The distanoe round each circle was a third of a mile. How long did they ride?—Ex. Wise and Otherwise. | -- — I 1-By C. A. Y.-6 I Have you broke j Those New Year resolutions, I mean. The Russian undertakers are busier than a setter pup with an old gum shoe. An expectant and breathless public is impatiently waiting for “Plain Fillers” to inform us whether a highly embellished black eye possesses a shado or a. tint. An Oshkosh humane officer has been arrested and fined for whip- * ping his wife; this is a natural circumstance under the same rule which accredits a barber with be ing uirshorn, and a shoemaker’s children with going about bare footed. Jimmy Hazen Hyde says h© hopes he won’t hear the word “insurance” once, during the next six months. Jimmy has trekked to Paris again where hundred thousand-dollar dress balls don’t attract unfavorable comment. I do not believe that a down right rascal can pose as an honor able man. Somewhere, can be detected the false note that betrays his weakness, and the shrewd stu dent of human nature silently labels him and places him in his proper niche. In my talks two weeks back I tried to say that “a guide in a Mil waukee brewery informed me,” etc.* and the honest, hard-working typos made me say “a girl in a Milwaukee brewery,” etc. Ther© are a couple of hundred buxom* smiling German girls working there, but I never got near enough to one of them to have her tell m© anything. Inside of sixty days wireless messages will be flitting between Winona, Duluth and the Twin Cities. The De Forest system is being installed, this being far more speedy than the Marconi. It will soon be dangerous to eat* drink or breathe. Foods are adul terated, liquids teem with ‘bao teria, and how one hardly dares draw a full breath for fear of in haling a telegram conveying infor mation of a great smallpox epidemic. Better be vaccinated at once. ‘ Bob Fitzsimmons ought to b©~ able to secure a job as a diplomat* now that he has successfully rounded up his young, light-footed spouse. He and his Julia are on© again. Which one, is obvious. Well, perhaps it is wise and then, again, may be, it is equally foolish. To me it looks like a truce, and that war will break out again in a short time. After all, I can’t help, but feel that he is getting about;, what is coming to him. He who sows to the wind reaps the whirl wind; had he stuck to the little old blacksmith shop in Kangarooland he would have been happier and less notorious. President Roosevelt has the lum bago, so the papers say. Well, h© has my sympathy and if that will help him any I will gladly dish out large slabs of it. Of all th© condemned ills to which human flesh is heir, this particular one easily wins the ribbon. It is simply impossible to either stand up, sit down or lie down, without , being in pain. If one is standing he at once tries some other posi tion with no relief, and so it goes. It is to be hoped that the Senate will not take up transportation matters just now, because under, existing conditions it will be mighty hard for the suffering chief executive to keep sweet '