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Thursday, May 81, 1008. 1 1 PRISON OFFICIALS. j[ BOARD OF OONTROL. ! j S. W. LBAVETT - - - Litchfield 11 L. A. ROSING Cannon Palls i [ P. M. RINGDAL J. D. Mills, Secretary \ 1 RESIDENT OFFIOIAL6. HENRY WOI.FER, - - - Warden «! M. C. COLLIGAN, Deputy Warden J.BACKLAND, Asst. Deputy Warden H. W. DAVIS, Clerk and Acct. Officer / ROBERT M. COLBS, - - Steward < J B. MERRILL, - - - Physician Ji MISS MARY McKINNBV, - Matron CHAS. CORCORAN, Cath. Chaplain ', C. E. BENSON, Protestant Chaplain ]> PRISON AGENT. ]» J. 2. BARNCARD, - - - St. Paul '! TO INMATES. | / "WVWV I For the information of new arrivals <• and all others desiring to send The <' Mirkob to friends we wish to say that ( the privilege wiU be granted by com- ( plying with the following rules: Write < out you* own name ana register num- < ber and send to this office with name i and address of person to whom paper Is i to be sent. Each paper must be kept < clean and folded In the same manner as < It Is when you receive It and placed in 1 your door every Fridry night. All in- ' mates are requested to comply with this 1 order whether sending out a copy or not. j CHURCH NOTICE. ' Service In the Prison Chapel at nine < o’clock every Sunday morning. Pro- i testant and Catholic service every 1 alternate Sunday. Rev. C. E. Ben- ' son, and Rev. Fr. Corcorau chap lains. ” •' '# LOCAL NEWS. Matron McKinney has been on the sick list for the past few days. Mr. W. M. Boon, of Utica, Neb., was shown about the prison last Saturday by Supt. Williams. ) The greenhouse man was about the lawns during the past few days putting potted plants in the flower beds. The sailor has a beautiful eye for ornamenting flower beds. All kinds of birds can be seen again in the trees in the park. Their singing is always welcomed by the sick patients in the park, who delight to watch them as they hop from tree to tree. Guard McFall has been granted a leave of absence on account of ill health. Guard Nelson is the former’s position, and as he walks to and fro he ponders on his recent experiment in a “liquid mustache wax.” /The rain of the past few days has helped wonderfully to brighten the color of the grass on the lawns and the leaves on the trees. The rich green puts one in mind of the good old summer time when the fish are biting hard. /S The following are the titles of the papers to be read at next Sun day’s meeting of the Chautauqua Circle: “The Grand Duche of Luxembourg,” “The English Chan nel and London to Liverpool via Rail,” “A Century of the Labor Question,” and “James Jeffrey Roche —Poet, Scholar and Philos opher.” The blind prisoner who had his quarters at the solitary annex for the past few years, left on expira tion of sentence during the past week. He brought a phonograph with him when he arrived and it helped to pass the dreary years while here. He is the only blind prisoner that had ever been re ceived at this prison.. The following was handed us the other day for solution: “Does a cow-stall beoause a cow-slips, or is it because the corn-stalks around the barn? Does the milk-pail be oause the water-can? If a lawyer should win an egg case, would it be right for the hens to lay for him?” We have turned the ques tions over to our agriculture editor for solution and expeot to hear from him in the near future. The following transfers were made during the past week: 480 to hosp.; 582 to 50; 106 to 582; 257 to hosp.; 102 to 262; 613 to 399; 272 to 533. The people of Stillwater are making preparations for a monster parade on Decoration Day in com memoration of the departed soldiers of the Grand Army of the Republic. It won’t be many more days be fore we will have an outdoor holi day, providing the weather per mits. Let us hope that the Depu ty has a few outdoor games up his sleeve in order to enliven the day. Last Monday morning the pa pers and magazines -passing thrn the exchange box were counted and it was discovered that there were 1700 newspapers and over 200 magazines in circulation on that day. This is oertamly going some in the reading line. A beautiful parrakeet was seen near the hospital last Monday. The green honse boys made a stren uous effort to catch it but failed. The bird is quite tame and it is quite evident that it belongs to some one living near the prison grounds. Tuesday afternoon ye ed itor grabbed a bag of salt and took up the trail, but he failed to get sight of it—fortunately for the bird. We wish to call attention to the fact that quite a few of the maga zines catalogued are not yet bound. For instances, if the date reads Jan. to June, 190 S, or to July, 1908, it will be useless to place the num ber of those magazines on your list until a month after the date of their publication. These maga zines were included in the cata logue so as to bring them as near up-to-date as possible. Those who have placed such numbers with the foregoing dates, would do well to revise their list, because it is impossible to issue them before they are published. It would be well if the prisoners exercised the utmost care in han dling the new library books, especi ally in regard to writing on the margins of the leaves. In some of the old books where the readers found an exceptionally interesting passage, could be found such com ments as these: “This is great;” “don’t miss it;” “great head,” etc. At other places where the senti ment was at variance with his opinions, the reader would write: “What mush;” “the man must be bughouse;” “all rot,” etc. Any man with common sense would not deface a book by such flippant re marks. He would reason that there are others besides himself who are desirous of reading these books, and he would keep them neat and clean. Prison Population. were five incoming pris oners during the past week and six to leave on expiration of sentence. The population of the prison is 663, distributed as follows: First grade 488, second grade 162, and third grade 13. The last register number is 2410. gbapel Service. The following i§. the program of the service held in the chapel, Sun day, May 17th, Father Corcoran officiating: March—“ Canebrake” Orchestra Waltze—“Hypatia” Orchestra Hymn—“ Crown Him” Congregation Scripture Father Corcoran Cornet Solo—“ Hosanna.” Granler. Member of Orchestra Prayer Father Corcoran and Congregation Gospel Heading Father Corcoran Sermon Father Corcoran Hymn—“ Bock of Ages” Congregation March—“ Dreamy Eyes” Orchestra PABK PBOGBAM. March—“ Japanese Brigade” Nlrella Intermezzo—“ Garden of Boses” W. A. Pratt Overture—“ Pastime on the Yukon” Oorvers Waltzes—“ Dream Girl” Harlem The weary, aged wanderer slowly pauses, Climbs twenty steps, drops one and carries three, Explains the law of jocund Law of Final causes (A thing, I must admit, which puzzles me.) “If this is so,” he said, “it- follows dearly That all the magic that the depot yields Is but a sham—you apprehend me nearly? A blatant mockery of th’ Elysian Fields.” “Not so!” I dried, “Who plants the hasty pudding Which rides hot-footed on the blast of Fate? Who shines the stars? Who sets the embers budding? And when Arcturus drinks, who scores the slate?” “Young map!” he said, “the Path is to the Seeker, And myriad troubles his the Cup who fills; 1 see your ruin!”—here his voice grew weaker— “ Unless you take McCracken’s Liver Pills. These pills are sold in special air-tight cases, Lumbago, Gout, Sciatica they core; Neuralgia, Housemaid’s Knee, all Painful Places — Best take a dozen cases to be snre. With every case a booklet (eighty pages) Tells of the friends our remedy has made. Physicians, ploughmen, schoolboys, matrons, sages, People of every oountry, every grade Alike endorse it; it cures every evil (Tho flesh is heir to ma|y thousand ills) ’Tis said, in fact, that even the very Devil Is powerless against McCracken’s Pills. But ah! beware of spurious imitations, Be sure the name (McCracken) that you see. One dollar buys the Elixir of the Nations, Insures you all but immortality.” Guards vs. Cutters. The guards and shoe cutters of the prison engaged in a hotly con tested game of baseball at Parents Crossing last Sunday afternoon. “The stake consisted ol a small keg of Mrs. Winslow’s Soothing Syrup. The battery for the guards con sisted of such redoubtable sports as Dr. O’Brien and Rutherford, while that of the shoe cutters was Block and Bergeron, both clever experts on high balls, inshoots, and double curves. Mr. E. C. Wil liams was umpire. The latter ap pointed Bob Henderson as his bodyguard and to keep one eye on the soothing syrup. The game was a spirited one from the start. In the third inning there was a de lay of twenty minutes, as one of the guards swatted the ball so hard that the cutters had great difficulty in keeping up with it as it sped across the fields. Altlio the cut ters stepped on the diamond with fine reputations as fans, they left it looking rather disgusted swear ing that the doctor doped their water cooler, thus preventing them from seeing the ball as it crossed the plate. Score, 9to 8 in favor of the guards. The line-up was as follows: GUARDS SHOE CUTTERS Rutherford C. Bergeron O'Brien P. Block Husting S-S. Stewart Alexander, W. T. 1-B. Alexander, Chas. Whelan 2-B. Blanchett Jenks 3-B. Harvey White, J. C. R-F. Moore Binker C-F. White, Kid Clapperton L-F. Foss Game called 2:30 Attendance 903%. Mascot, O’Rlely’s billy goat. “Cbe miniKSOta.” One of the most aotive places in this institution at the present time, is the Agricultural Depart ment where the twenty-four ex perimental machines are under construction. Less than ten months ago (or to be accurate, on Aug. 19, 1907,) the first pattern was begun for the Minnesota Har vester, and today there are some thing like three hundred wood pat terns made, from which are made the master patterns of white metal or brass. Seveial filers and finishers have been added to the force the past week to finish up these master patterns, which are sent to the foundry as fast as completed where Advertisement. malleable and cast iron pieces are made from them. These are arriv ing almost daily, and are being assembled in the pattern machines. The steel bars and sheets used in the construction of the harvesters are being fashioned and drilled, while in another part of the shop are being made the jigs and dies for facing, boring or bending the various parts, according to their respective needs. Very little wood will be used in the Minnesota Harvester, and for that purpose the finest white elm, maple and basswood obtainable has been purchased, and is being worked up into the proper form and leugths as required. No al lowance for shrinkage has been made, as the mateiial is thoroughly seasoned, thereby adding to its durability. No little trouble has attended the phenominal progress made during the past ten months, foremost of which has been the patent rights, owned by individuals or machine manufacturers. These have been overcome by outright purchase or of paying royalty rights. Where this were not possible, the de sired result was obtained by hard thinking, called inventions. These inventions of Supt. Downing are practical and will be used for the first time in the new 1908 Minne sota machines. No other machines in the United States or Canada possesses them. Thru the untiring assiduity of Supt. Downing and his able as sistants it is confidently expected to have several trial machines ready for use by July Ist next, and all this in less than a year, something never before accomplished. The Minnesota will be a model as well as the most modern machine on the market, and we predict for it a future surpassed only by the famous twine made in the same institution. If you have looked within another’s eyes, And in their depths read that which most you prize: If in your mutual converse, thought and tone, You recognize his heart-tongue as your own; If with the hearty grasp of hand and band, You two can walk as one and understand, Be thankful—’tis this joy the angels share; Be thankful—of the gift take holy care; Full many a hungry heart has hoped In vain, For that which you so easily obtain; Among his fellowmen has groped and striven For joy like yours—and would have called it heaven. —Mary Gow Walsworth. potpourri A live hayseed who recently took a trip to Chicago proved to be a beautiful attraction for a lot of dead beats. Money is not the medinm of success, neither is the lack of it a sign of failnre, but unfortunate in deed is the man who has not one real friend. » Anglious expresses himself as being skeptical concerning the story of a cat that walked from Lincoln, Nebraska, to Washington, D. C. Now, that story doesn’t sound at all extraordinary to me, because I know there are lots of gay cats that are capable of doing worse things than that. Modern science—l say “modern” because of that word’s palatable supersuggestiveness of the pin nacle of progress to the superficial mind—finds small mystery in the various phases of nature, but when it essays a mental dissection of the psychological momentara of pub lic bigotry it must throw up its task in despair. It is deplored by many thinkers that such great in tellects and philanthropists as Hume, Voltaire, Paine and others of the same school, who have done much for their countries and more for humanity en masse, should have their names stigmatized and resigned to oblivion thru narrow prejudice and detestable envy. Their universal worth is discredit ed and misrepresented by an illib eral people that either cannot or will not tolerate any opinion which is not restricted to the confines of their own limited perceptions. It reminds me of the time, when as a kid, I stuck my head into the rain barrel and yelled for the sake of hearing the exaggerated sound of my own voice. Anglicus, Americans who feel proud, not to say boastful of our superior form of government, should try to prove worthy of its protection and the rights and freedom it guarantees to each individual, by honoring with simple recognition, if noth ing more, all those who courage ously lifted their voices aud ex pended their energies toward the primary cause of, and ultimate liberty. Conspicuous among these —it may truly be said the one who stood foremost as an advocate of American independence—was the name of Thomas Paine. His fear less pen fired the hearts of the col onists to heroic valor; he uttered truths with a clearness of insight that amounted to prophetic vision; who, in short, did more for this country during its baptism of fire than any man, or set of men, dog mas, creeds and institutions that existed in this fair land of ours. Tom Paine today is not forgotten, but what is shamefully worse, his name is pronounced with ungrate ful ridicule. The cause is not that he esteemed every man his brother and defended all mankind with selfless devotion, but because he loved truth and dared to proclaim it at the very threshold of precep torial superstition and fling it in the faces of kings. During the" Frenoh Revolution Paine was in France where he ap peared before the tribunal that was determined upon the execu tion of King Louis, and offered an impassioned plea for the life of the doomed monarch that almost oost him his own. He said in his speeoh, and the words make him deserving of the applause of all' humanity: “Kill the office but not the man.” All honor to him. By 6. R. «P.'