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Thursday, June 17, 19<»9. PRISON OFFICIALS. BOARD OF CONTROL. CHARLES HALVORSON - - Dawson P. M. RINGDAL - - - Crookston C. E. VASALY - - - - tittle Falls J. D. Mills, Secretary REBIDENT OFFIOIALB. HENRY WOI.VER, - - Warden J.BACKLAND, J. J. SULLIVAN, Asst. Deputy Warden H. W. DAVIS, Clerk and Acct. Officer T. W. ALEXANDER, - - 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 and all others desiring to send The Mirror to friends we wish to say that the privilege will be granted by complying with the following rules: Write your own name and register 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 it and placed in your door every Friday night. All inmates 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. Benson, and Rev. Fr. Corcoran chaplains. gbapel Service. The following is the program of the service held in the chapel, Son day, June 13th, Father Corcoran officiating: March —Unity Hall, ...Orchestra Intermezzo —Omena Orchestra Hymn —Near the Cross Congregation String Quartette —Russian National Hymn A. V. Lvoff .Members of Orchestra Scripture Father Corcoran Prayer Father Corcoran and Congregation Gospel Reading .... Father Corcoran Sermon • • Father Corcoran Hymn—Yield Not to Temptation,. Congregation March —Harvard Spirit Orchestra Fitz left for the outer world on Friday of latt week. The Fourth of July will be celebrated here on the fifth. Father Corcoran held mass in the chapel last Sunday morning. Health Culture Magaziue is comiDg to The Mirror on exchange. Owing to the rain there was no drill or band concert on last Sun day. Twentyfive mowers and twenty five binders are being assembled for shipment. * Mistah Ford will sing a late song at next Sunday’s meeting of the Chautauqua. The occupant of 387 desires to exchange Grit and Human Life for Utica Saturday Globe and Pop ular. ' The next meeting of the Boarc of Pardons will be held on July 12. The next session after that occurs in October. They say Manager Williams has one hundred dollars to gamble that the Gorillas can clean up any non professional baseball club in the vicinty. Cell changes: 646 to N. P.; 28 to 426; 426 to 28; 342 to 167; 297 to 189; 333 to 388; 141 to 297; 345 to 585; 88 to Hosp.; Hosp. to 446; Hosp. to 525. The party in 528 desires to ex change the Rural Weekly, Farm ers Tribune and Everybody’s for the Winnipeg Free Press and other Canadian papers. Depnty Warden Backland has purchased the house and lot at the foot of the stairway leading up the bill on the south side. He believes Stillwater real estate is good stuff to hold. One thing i 8 certain: It cannot escape. The occupant of 586 offers the Saturday Evening Post, Collier’s Weekly, Pearson’s and Saccess for Denver Post, San Francisco Examiner, New York World, Peo ple’s, Popular, Blue Book, Strand and other magazines. Personal. Mr. Wille of the front office is in great demand as a baseball player. Guard Westlund has been mak ing numerous trips to the New Prison—acting as special messen ger. Mr. Charles F. Hardt foreman of K shop was recently called to Chi cago on account of the death of his father. House Steward Anderson is away for a month on vacation. Guard Westlund i 6 acting as house steward during Mr. Anderson’s absence. Dr. Henry L. Trenkoef suc ceeds Dr. Stebbins as resident assistant to Dr. Merrill .Dr. Tren koef is a graduate of the Minnesota University. Among recent callers at The Mirror office were Mrs. Harvey Warner of Jackson, Mich., Mr. F. C. Wolfer and son, Master George Teeple Wolfer of Stillwater. Warden Wolfer has returned from Buffalo where he attended the meeting of the Executive Cum mittee of the American Associa tion on June 10, and the meeting of the special committee of the International Prison Congress on June 11, the latter to be held in Washington, D. C., in 1910. The Chautauqua. Following is the program of the third quarterly meeting of the Chautauqua to be held on Sunday June 20: Music —Return of the Scouts, Orchestra Paper —Yachts and Yachting, Mr. T. J. W. Recitation —Sea Going Chesterfield, Mr. L,G. Paper —Buchanan to McKinley, Mr. S. A. P. Violin Solo —Pere Gynt, Mr. M. O. W. Recitation —A Harmless Eruption of Wit and Humor, Mr, R. C. F. Music —Dance of the Hindoos, Orchestra Paper —The Trend of Dialect, Mr. J. C. Song —Marse Peter at the Gate, Mr. Ford The orchestra will play a very interesting number at the next quarterly meeting of the Chautau qua Circle. It is a descriptive piece, entitled: Return of the Scouts —a tone picture of western life. A synopsis follows: Tone picture militaire: Night—The slumbering camp of a cavalry company is disturbed by the bugle calls of a scouting detail returning at a mad gallop, as they have dis covered a war party of Indians on the rampage. The dreams of the tired soldiers are rudely disturbed by the call “To Arms,” “Roll of Drums.” They respond to “Boots and Saddles,” “To Horse,” “For ward” and are off. They disappear in the distance and soon hear the tomtom of the Indians, who are having a war dance, which is suddenly stopped as they hear the hoof beats of the approaching cavalry. The charge is sounded. A 6hort fight—resulting in victory for the soldiers. Cease Firing. The Recall. Return to Quarters. Retreat and again at rest. A Wise Advertiser. The Prison Mirror has an adver tisement prominently displayed, the heading reading: “What About Your Vacation?” We sug gest that the answers be mailed to the puzzle editor of The Mir ror. —Stillwater Gazette. The advertiser is wise to adver tise in The Mirror. He knows the inmates are earning wages, saving their money and will want vacations as rapidly as they are released to commingle with the sordid world. * The Earnings Law was published in full in The Mirror immediately after its enactment. The language of the law is plain. The rate of compensation is left with the State Board of Control and the Warden. Any further or more specific in formation must be obtained from the Warden. Indiana Reformatory The following letter from the Superintendent of the Indiana Reformatory is worthy of the wid est publicity and The Mirror has pleasure in reproducing it: To the Editor: I am sending you one of our pro grams showing the number of in mates of this institution who have finished school work this year. I would be glad if you would kind ly say something in reference to this matter in your paper. I feel that the people of the country ought to know what is being done here with the boys that to this institution. Of the 104 fellows (or at least a very large per cent, of them) who have finished school work snd are capable of entering high school on the outside, 15 were illiterate when they entered this institution — they could neither read nor write; 26 of them were only capable of doing work in the second grade; 22 were capable of doing work in the third grade, and 38 were ca pable of doing work in the fourth grade. Three had had sufficient common school education, and these three have completed the work in our mechanical drawing depart ment, which makes 104 who have completed the work laid down by the superintendent of schools of this institution. Not only this, but a majority of them have had an opportunity to learn a very good and useful trade while in this institution. Taking it all in all, those 104 fellows, in my judgment, will go out and make useful and honorable citizens of the communities where they may go. With kind regards, I remain Yours truly, W. H. Whittaker, Gen’l Snp’t. Jeffersonville, lad., Jnne 2,1909. Another Roy croft Gall. Say Brother — Have you forgotten the Ad. Man’s Joyfest May 31st —June 6th, East Aurora? I sent you the Official Pass some days ago. I want you to come. Come, bring your 01’ Clothes and your Appe tite —and Put It Up to Us! Three or four days spent in a Flannel Shirt and Bum Breeches, with your Dignity in the Distance, Hoeing at The Farm or Playing Short Stop on the Ball Team, will send you back to your Work full of Bounce and Buoyancy. Forget that “The Business Will Stop” if you’re away, come join The Bunch and get your Nose freckled. Remember, ’tis written that a few days’ Frolic with the Im mortals in East Aurora, will put New Ink in your Fountain Pen. The Last Call Urgently, Felix, Of The Roycrofters. East Aurora, Erie County, New York May 29, 1909. Auswei! (The above letter was crowded out last week.) Special Notice. With the issue of July 15 next The Mirror will begin its twenty third year of continuous publica tion. . In the first number of the next volume The Mirror will carry a story of its founding and early struggles. It will be a valuable souvenir edition on that account. Inmates who desire extra copies must notify the office in advance. Outsiders ditto. The founding of The Mirror —the pioneer prison paper of the world —created con siderable confusion among the politicians at the time. Full and oomplet6 account in The Mirror of July 15. LETTERS FROM READERS. To the Editor: Anglicns—in a recent issue of The Mirror declares that opportu nity plays no part in the careers of successful men. I am convinced Anglicus would not advance a theory without being able to sup port it with logical argument and I am desirous to know if it is not asking too much, the system of reasoning upon which such a the ory is based. That opportunity —and the ability to recognize and avail one’s self of the opportunities that offer are essential to success — has for long been my opinion. Much of course depends upon our idea of what constitutes success. Cincinnatus and Oliver Cromwell might “under pacific conditions” have been successful agriculturists, George Washington an excellent land surveyor, Napoleon Bonaparte, without a French revolution might in the course of events, have be come a colonel or aid-de-camp to another, favored through social prestige and I seriously doubt if Wagner would have become fa mous unaided. As an instance — an emigrant, leaving a country where caste prejudice is opposed to plebeian advancement, enters an other, more popular and rich in national resources. Aided by these he becomes a power in financial snd political circles. Does he — think you —owe nothing to oppor tunity ? D. M. Pay for Labor. Under the new law which pro vides for paying inmates of the state prison for industry and good work a considerable fund is being accumulated in the state treasury for a large portion of inmates at the state prison. There is a rapid increase in the fund since the law began operation three months 'ago. Formerly there was an allowance to men working in the twine faotory over hours. But the new provision applies to the shoe factory as well as the twine plant and other places of employment. For the month of May the allow ance in wages to inmates of the state prison as well as funds in their hands derived from other sources, amounted to $4,106.15, more than double the amount for April, and three times larger than for any previous month. The financial statement of the prison for May shows that the cash receipts from binder twine sales, aside from twine sold for which notes were given by farm ers, amounted to $13,142.63. The miscellaneous receipts footed up $12,595.49. The latter sum in cluded $4,196.75 charged to the Warden for convict labor in the twine shops, $3,639.37 for shoe factory labor, $195 for board of U. S. prisoners, $124.50 collected by the usher from visitors. —Still- water Gazette. Population. Total number of inmates 713 Working at New Prison 62 Received during week 9 Discharged during week 2 Number in First Grade 510 Number in Second Grade.... 194 Number in Third Grade..... 9 Paroled 2 Last serial number......... 2765 Assistant Deputy Warden Sulli van says Third Grade wool clips are all right “for them as likes ’em.” The attention of newcomers is directed to the fact that they are invited to write articles for The Mirror whenever the fit seizes them. Diverse Reflections e e by erid • • Gentility is nothing but ancient riches. —Burleigh. Persons who have the habit of knocking others are usually “crin gers” One who exhibits a cheerful willingness to obey requests is usually a companionable person. The chief engineer’s ability as a model maker is vociferously ap plauded by the local cabinet maker. The tolling of church bells re minds us that there are some good people in the world—even though they do not all go to service. Keeping busy is the best remedy to ward off the blues while doing your time; if you can’t keep busy making twine try a siege at . mak ing shoes. Roosevelt will never realize what it is to relegate a person to the Ananias Club, deservedly, until he makes the acquaintance of several of our local dreamers. Once again the good old sum mer time rolls around and now the flatterer spoons with the vain Miss while the bald-headed man wrestles with the problem of the pesky fly. He or she who creates mentally an ideal person without faults is paving the way for many surprises when the presumed ideal displays a few human nature characteris tics. The M. S. P. base ball club is no joke even though the members are compelled to get baseball ideas from the small boys who watch the club practicing one-old-cat on the hillside. The natural discontentment of woman might cease to be were it proved that Adam was created after Eve (which might account for man’s habit of late nights) and having viewed His last creation Adam —the Lord concluded it was advisable to terminate the creation business. Then woman might be far more contented than —than— reports indicate. A resident of Washburn, N. D., was recently fouud dead as the re sult of drink, states Both Sides.. As North Dakota is a prohibition state the foregoing is surprising. But the cheap poison one may secure in North Dakota is enough to craze any one and the act should be conceded as com mi ted while irresponsible from use of prohibi tion state narcotics. If we have liquors let them be worthy of gov ernmental test or let the deprivers of liquors—procurable from Adam’s age onward —sufficiently unite so as to prevent the sale of abbreviat ed poison. ’TiB said that “the hand that rocks the cradle rules the world.” Few pause to ponder on the vital truth contained in the above sen tence. Every age has had its great women as well as its great men. A few words here and there tell us of the Florence Nightingale type of women who have contributed good toward mankind in general. But pages, yea, even volumes, are written to familiarize us with the Madam Du Barry and Madam Steinheil types. These latter types are termed of evil character, but one can only consider them fairly by reference to the adage: “Out of evil comes good.” They (simi lar to the wars) are conditions of the times and though admittedly of evil methods incidentally prove factors tending to produce good. Therefore, single, as collective, agencies are but factors of life.