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Xhtawtoy, September 24.1908. PRIBON OFFICIALS. BOARD OF CONTROL. S. W. LEAVBTT - - - Litchfield L. A. ROSING Cannon Falls P. M. RINGDAL - - - Crookston J. D. Mills, Secretary REBIDENT OFFIOIALB. HENRY WOI.FER, - - - Warden M. C. COLLIGAN, Deputy Warden J. BACKLAND, Asst. Deputy Warden H. W. DAVIS, Clerk and Acct. Oflicer ROBERT M. COLES, - - Steward B. J. MERRILL, - - - Physician MISS MARY McKINNEY, - Matron CHAS. CORCORAN, Cath. Chaplain C. E. BENSON, Protestant Chaplain PRIBON AGENT. J. Z. BARNCARD, - - - St. Paul TO INMATES. For the information of new arrivals aDd all others desiring to send The Mibbor to friends we wish to say that the privilege will be granted by com plying with the following rules: Write out your own name and register num ber 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 it and placed in your door every Fridr.y night. All in mates are requested to comply with this order whether sending out a copy or not. CHURCH NOTICE. Service in the Prison Chapel at nine o’clock every Sunday morning. Pro testant and Catholic service every alternate Sunday. Rev. C. E. Ben son, and Rev. Fr. Corcoran chap lains. i LOCAL NEWS. Deputy Warden Colligan re turned to duty Tuesday morning from his vacation. The State Board of Pardons wil hold its next quarterly meeting on October 12 th. Guard Gallagher returned dur ing the forepart of the week from his ten days’ vacation. Miss Brown, of St. Paul, and Miss O’Connel, of Faribault, were about the prison last Friday in company with Guard Whelan. Guard Degan returned to duty the latter part of last week having been absent for some time on ac count of illness. He says his left leg is still affected with the gout. This torrid weather seems to have developed quite a number of colds among the inmates. It is strange that one should get a cole during this beautiful, sunny weather. Captain Alexander was relievec from duty last Saturday afternoon, he having a serious attack of ill ness. Guard Whelan sssumeci charge of the cellhouse during the captain’s absence. The chap working on (he gal lery where we are domiciled seems to think that a quart of water is sufficient to last until morning. He must imagine that water costs money, and is dishing it out spar ingly. Dr. Stebbens has been sporting a fine bull pup about the prison recently. He said the dog had been imported from Ireland and that he had a pedigree that would reach almost the length of the prison yard. Our inside readers seem to think that the writer of the article “News paper Scoops” made a distinct hit. We have been assured that he has several more of these up his sleeve and shall take pleasure in publishing them. James. J. Corbett was a visitor at the prison last Saturday. Mr. Corbett’s theatrical company was playing in Stillwater, and “Gentle man Jim” availed himself of the opportunity to call on the boys under the hill. ; The sad intelligence was receiv ! ed at the Warden’s residence Mon- I day evening that his daughter, ! Mrs. Gertrude Chambers, passed ! away at Blue Earth, Minn., after ! a short illness. Just previous to ! her death Mrs. Chambers under |l went an operation for appendicit is is and it was thought all danger I• had passed. However, unfavora ble symptoms set in and death re !> suited. Mrs. Chambers was a !; most estimable and lovable yonng i I woman and was very popular a '! mong the young people of Still «! water with whom she has been as ;! sociated all her life. She has made |! many devoted friends here who |> admired and appreciated her many : |> good qualities, and who will sin |» cerely regret her loss. Mrs. Cham > bers leaves a husband and a baby !; boy to mourn her nntimely end. !; To the Departed. J » Mar not the hollowed presence of the Dead! i| Let sorrow’s prayers be mutely said: ' i In tears the shadowed soul finds no relief, ( 1 And hearts mourn deepest In silent grief. • | Touch gently now the still, pale form— i Those cold cheeks ne’er again will warm i' With young life's blushes: Think not she hears: 1 , The call of love falls gently on her ears. I I On Life’s sweet morning, crystal clear, 1 1 She blossomed freshly, pure, sincere: ' i No fairer flower e’er bloomed to bless 1| The sacredness of Love’s caress 1 , With joy and hope and purpose flushed, i 1 Her fair grace listened, rested, hushed. 1 1 Her earthly form has passed away, £ But e’er in memory will She stay. Weep not, sad hearts! Weep not! Today, Tonight, Fore’er—Eternally! Her spotless soul in peace will share _ The blessings of her Maker’s care. By an Inmate. Next winter’s supply of potatoes are being stored in one of the veg etable caves. As yet they are not coming in very rapidly, but in a few more weeks the “spuds” will be very plentiful. Guard Boostrum left on his vaca tion one day last week. It is rumored that Mr; Boostrum has resigned from the bachelors’ club and that when he returns he will be a benedict. The Mirror joins in wishing him happiness. There seems to be a well-de veloped rumor about the place that ye scribe would be handed a parole package soon. We had a man trace the gossip to its source and ascertained that the chap knew no more about it than we did. Such is gossip. Five carloads of new spinners were received for the new twine factory during the past week. These machines will be installed at the prison site, including the system that has been in storage for some time. We also learn that Mr. Williams’ new nipper will be used on these machines. The front office barber takes great pride in keeping the floor in his shop absolutely spotless. By experts it has been- pronounced the cleanest plaoe in the institu tion. The chief engineer has cautioned him not to bear too hard on the scrubbing brush, as this would wear out the floor. “Brother” Washington, the vil lage plumber, left our little com munity last Friday morning after serving nearly twenty-two years. George was well liked by his fel low prisoners, and always wore a smile no matter how bad things were coming his way. He was a colored man, nevertheless he was a mighty white coon. Ye secretary of the Chautauqua Circle has informed us that he is a candidate for the presidential chair, but is going to have a hard run for the offioe, as there are several other men after the same honor, including a “dark horse” or two not yet mentioned. The secretaryship is still in the air, but as the circle has not a few capable men, there will be little difficulty in getting a good man to fill the position. Rev. Mr. Anderson, of Fergus Falls, Minn., was granted permis sion to preach in the Swedish lan guage to the inmates of that na tionality early last Sunday morn ing. About twenty-five of the in mates were present. Our heavy weight printer has been up to “court” quite a few times since his arrival. The other day he asked one of the boys, (slug number four) who seldom goes up, how he managed it, and he replied: “Cleverness,sir; clever ness!” “Little Jimmie,” James Latour elle, who has visited the ohapel and took part in intertainments during the past, died last Sunday in Minneapolis. Mr. Latourelle weighed 450 pounds. By profes sion he was a musician and had few equals in the northwest. farm machinery factory at Prison. J. H. Downing, superintendent of the farm machinery department at the state prison, has returned from a recreation visit to his form er home in Canada. He has on his hands a big undertaking to prepare for the general manufac ture of harvesters and mowers as a state institution at the prison. It will require a further action by the legislatuie to provide a fac tory building on the new prison site. There will be much to do in securing machinery and materials for the factory. Plans for such an undertaking must be made at once and Mr. Downing will be busy hereafter along such line of duty. —Stillwater Gazette. fifty Pardons Granted. The President since July 1 has passed upon 96 applications for pardon, which brings the work of the pardon attorney of the depart ment of justice up to date. Of this number 46 applications were de nied, and 50 were granted. A large percentage of the applications were for the restoration of civil rights forfeited by reason, of con victions for penitentiary offenses. E. Yashida, a Japanese, who with others was convicted in 1905 in Alaska for murdering the Jap anese foreman of a cannery in which they were employed, for which he was sentenced to 80 years in the penitentiary, was par doned on condition that he sail at once for Japan, the pardon taking effect upon his going on ship board. There are said to have been mitigatingcircumstances con nected with the killing, one of them being that the murdered foreman gambled with his men and by trickery took all of their savings.—Minneapolis Tribune. Prison Population. Three arrivals and four dis charged on expiration of sentence during the past week. The population of the prison is 650, distributed as follows: First grade 490; second grade 148, and third grade 12. The last register number is 2491. CbapeTserpicc. The following is the program of the service held in the chapel, Sun day, Sept. 20th, Father Corcoran officiating: March—“ The Fighting Ninth” Orchestra Caprice— “A. Shower of Smiles” Orchestra Hymn—“True-Hearted, Whole-Hearted” .Congregation Scripture Father Corcoran Overture— “Sons of Erin” Orchestra Prayer Father Corcoran and Congregation Gospel Beading.... ... Father Corcoran Sermon Father Corcoran Hymn—“ Have You Boom for Jesus” Congregation March—“ Martial Echoes” .Orchestra PABK PROGBAM. March—“ Top Notch” ... .Arthur Overture—“ Moving Pictures” Ascber Spanish Intermezzo—“Manzano” Brooks March—“Florodora”. Huff Jobnnv mrites to Bis Dad* Dear Father: —In your former letter you asked me for the par ticulars pertaining to my down fall. They are few and easily told. £ wasn’t away from home forty-/ eight hours before I realized that I hadn’t my finger on the pulse of the money market. In six weeks I had my jewelry and watch in pawn, and in nine months I began to worry as to where my next meal was coming from. Things were beginning to look serious. About this time I met a young chap who was one of the smoothest and most plausible talkers I had ever heard. We chummed together for a long time. The result of this acquaint anceship proved very disastrous for me. He one day proposed pass ing a few ohecks, and as I was in desperate circumstanoes, I reluct antly agreed. We passed several so successfully that I imagined the paper was genuine. I grew Careless and was finally caught with the goods on me. As my part ner kept in the background, of course he got away and left me to explain. Well, dad, it didn’t take me very long to find qut that I was the goat. I was mad clear thru. In CQurt I told a straight story, but withheld all knowledge of my parentage. The result of my deal in finance was a term of three years in prison. 1 hope you will do all in your power to gain for me a speedy release and settle ac counts with those whom I was in strumental in victimizing. I think about eight hundred dollars was the amount involved. Many thanks for your kind words of encouragement. Your estimate of my character fits the case exactly. I realize now that I permitted my head to swell to an unreasonable size, and I am ashamed of myself whenever I I think of the airs of self-import anoe I used to put on. I always considered you to be old-fashion ed, consequently I wore flashy clothes, gold eyeglasses, had a lit tle gold stuffed in one of my front teeth, etc., thinking these tawdry evidences of wealth were the out ward hall-marks of a gentleman. I also cultivated the vulgar habit of staring others out of counten ance thinking it was a sign of good breeding. Dad, when you observ ed me acquiring these supercilious airs you should have taken me to the woodshed and applied the shingle. I would have thanked you for the performance. Sincerely yours, My Dear Son:—l hope yon have not got the foolish idea in your head that I can secure your re lease in a day or a week. This is impossible. Such matters require time and consideration. Just think how long it took you to build up the reputation which landed you in your present uncongenial en vironment. It may take me equal ly as long to mend the law wher ever you placed a knot in it. Your removal to the suburbs of Stillwater was not for the purpose of relieving the congested traffic in St. Paul, but because you had it coming. I would advise you to aoceptyour downfall in a philo sophical manner and remember that the “old man,” as you flip pantly called me on more than one ocoasion, still stands by you. The following transfers were made during the past week: 3&3 to 555; 555 to 464; 461 to 421; 566 to 398; 563 to 430; 580 to 629; 380 to 395; 395 to 403; 388 to 187; 127 to 563; 421 to 127; 324 to hosp. DIVERSE REFLECTIONS - - - ERID - - - 9ri£»i « i « i I»I«Ii ! » ! y ! Idleness is the root of evils which culminate in such crimes as Thaw and many others commit. The sweetness of life is ofttimes overshadowed with bitterness re sulting from Fate’s adversity de cree. A person of optimistic tempera ment is a valuable friend. One of onr ironical-tongued “residents” asserts that some of the inmates go by his cell so fast Sunday mornings to attend chapel that he can scarcely distinguish the grade uniforms. He positively adds that some of them would pass by several churches on the outside to enter a liquor establishment. For ten hours a day you may be a prisoner of the state; after the day’s work is done yon may feel disposed to shower blessings upon the human race—this and more if you smoke. Otherwise you lose the exhilarating effects contained in Coles’ Delight. I can account for being called “Erid,” but as to why some of my regular patrons salute me with, “Hello, Butob,” is a puzzler. I would not be so rude as to ob ject to a sheath gown or a merry widow hat, but I should draw the line at merry widow handkerchiefs. The goal of ambition leads thru fields of hope, vale of tears, shad ows of disheartment, on to failure or realization. The prohibition party’s presi dental campaign is rather dry to expect any grand results. The chef in the officers’ kitchen states that one should refer to the colored people as follows: “Speak ing of the race collectively ‘negro’ is proper; of the individual, ‘negro gentleman’ or ‘negro man’; ‘negro woman’ or ‘negro lady’; or substi tute colored for negro—thus: ‘The colored gentleman,’ etc. Adher ing to your views I should say: The chef is a colored gentleman.’ ” At this the chef started to walk away but I faintly heard him say: “No, sir! A coon is proper for I’m an authority on coonology.” “Anglicus” occasionally takes exception to some of my published assertions. Thus the reader ob tains two views of the point at issue and may agree with either of us for it matters little to neither of us. At any rate “Anglicus” is quite logical but I still maintain that persistance is the chief quali fication that enables one to attain success in the literary® (or any other) vocation. Johnny. One afternoon, about a year ago, I was called to the tonsorial de partment of the cellhouse to “fix up” a new arrival. As I hastily removed his wavy locks and deli cate beard the tears coursed down his rosy cheeks. My optics be oame dewy as I thought he must have received a long sentence. I neglected to inquire at the time but the other day he returned for another “bit” —and he only smiled. Some two or three years ago I was cornered, on successive holidays, by a young fellow who endeavored to point out the errors of my ways. As soon as he was released, so he said, he would send me a lot of books so that I could prepare for the future.- When my term ex pired I was to apply at his office and honorable employment would be provided for me. Alas! the books never came—but the young man is bere again! Moral is ob vious. Father. J. Oneofus.