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Thursday, Sept. 23, 1909. PRIBON OFFICIALS. BOARD OF CONTROL. CHARLES HALVORSON - - Dawson P. M. RINGDAL C. E. VASALY - Litvle Falls J. D. Mills, Secretary REBIDENT OFFIOIALS. AAAAAA HENRY WOLFER. - - - Warden J.BACKLAND, - - Deputy Warden 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 AOENT. J. Z. BARNCARD, - - - St. Paul €l>apel Service. The following is the program of the service held in the oliapel, Sun day, Sept. 19, Father Corcoran of ficiating: March —Reed Bird Orchestra Overture —William Tell--.. Orchestra Hymn—Onward, Christian Soldiers .Congregation Scripture Father Corcoran Vocal Duet —All Hail the Power of Jesus’ Name. J. Ellor and Members of Orchestra Prayer .Father Corcoran and Congregation Gospel Reading Father Corcoran Sermon Father Corcoran Hymn —When the Mists Have Rolled Away March —Captain Harrington’s Orchestra Band Program. Following is the musical program rendered by the local band on Sunday morning, Sept. 19: March —Our Glorious Flag Geo. Rosenkrans Medley Overture —A Gleam of Heaven C. R. Harris Angel’s Serenade G. Braga Waltz—Thousand and One Nights J. Strauss March —Greater Lansing F. J. St. Clair LOCAL NEWS. No more hot weather this year. New bins have been put in the vegetable caves. The regular fall supply of veg etables is rolling in. The occupant of 288 would like to have some good neighbor loan him a manual on shorthand. The local population is running down but the fall importations promise to be heavier than ever. A local Thespian suggests that Professor Burchard would make an ideal impresario—manager of the home minstrels. It is reported Deputy Warden Coles is making more than good at the New Prison. He is a big fellow and not “small” in anything, so the report goes. The farm machinery manufac tured here is being boosted most boostfully by the country press. Some of the items are being re published in The Mirror. The Green Book for October is out. Signed articles are contribut ed by Della Fox, Frank Mclntire, Richard Golden, Raymond Hitch cock and Richard Carle. Foreman Cameron, of the West ern Shoe Co., offers for sale a new pattern shoe last, acknowledg ed by experts to be superior to anything of its kind now on the market. It is patented for seven teen years, dating from Sept. 14, 1908. Some of the inmates write two rows of numbers on their maga zines for exchange. The librarian says this leads to confusion and requests all inmates to write one row of numbers only on their publi cations sent through the library exchange. The White Sox and Red Caps of South Stillwater played a double header on Sunday last, each olub winning a game. South Stillwater won the first game by a score of 7to 4. The White Sox carried off the second game—lo to 1. The rubber will be played next Sunday. Personal. Guard Arsenault is on duty at the hospital. Warden Wolfer was in the Twin Cities on business the other day. Miss Thompson vaoationized by taking a steamer trip on the Great Lakes. Chief Clerk Davis is busily en gaged in checking up various de partments. Chance for Chautauquans. The Mirror is in receipt of the following letter from Mr. Fred High, editor of the Spectator, Chicago: To the Editor: You are probably aware of the fact that there is suoh a paper as The Spectator on your exchange list. I have enjoyed your paper and I to have your Chautauqua Circle send me the best paper that is read at any of your meetings between now and January I,' 1910. I would like to publish it in The Spectator. Yours truly, Fred High. Here is an opportunity for some member to distinguish himself as the proposition has the approval of Warden Wolfer who has kindly consented to allow the successful author of the best paper the priv ilege of forwarding it to The Spectator for publication. The Spectator reaches many Chautauqua Circles, literary soci eties, lecturers, mnsioians and art ists. The method of selecting the best paper will be determined by a special committee selected for that purpose. A Special Offer. A large number of inmates have expressed a desire to obtain copies of Convict Life at the Minnesota State Prison, published by Mr. W. C. Heilbron, of St. Paul. The latest edition has been much im proved by adding more pages and illustrations. To inmates the publisher will make a special rate of twenty cents each. Those desiring to purchase one or more oopies may write to the publisher and all orders will be fill ed. * Arrangement has been made w'.n tbe Warden for making re mittaiice for those who have a balance to their credit. If any inmate desires to have copies of this book sent to friends or rela tives, simply send the addresses to Mr. W. C. Heilbron, Dispatch Building, St. Paul, and the orders will fce attended to promptly. The Chautauqua. The annual election of officers of Pierian Circle will be held on Sunday next. The officers to be chosen are: President, Vice Pres ident and Secretary. According to well authenticated rumors the present President will be unani mously reelected. Anglicus seems to have the call on the office of Vice President, while Erid looks like a winner for Secretary. No program has been arranged for next meeting. After the elec tion the gabfest verein will have the floor until the dose. The quarterly program will be arranged for Sunday, October 10. Population. Total number of inmates 674 Working at New Prison 67 Received during week 2 Discharged during week 1 Number in First Grade 515 Number in Second Grade.... 154 Number in Third Grade,.... 5 Paroled 4 Last serial number 2809 • •••••••••••• • HELIOGRAMS : I By F. M. : The workman who does the best he can very seldom gets canned. Money has wings but that is more than some of its possessors will ever have. • This place is a great sanatorium for the treatment of men who 'are affected with the St. Vitus’ dance in the tongue. When I knock for admittance at the pearly gates I will have just as much money in my jeans as Rockefeller. HarrimaD’s life has proved that the poor American boy with the right kind of sand in him can ac cumulate dust. Justice is not so blind but what it can tell the difference between a well heeled man and one that is out at the uppers. Laymen often do a great deal of cackling over a matter that eventually turns out to be nothing but a mare’s nest. If gowns that button up the back ever become fashionable m Utah I pity the poor Mormon who has annexed five or six wives. You can convert a hungry man a great deal quicker by throwing a beefsteak into his stomach than you can by throwing a scare iDto his soul. ' Miss Lillian Russell will soon appear in a new play entitled, “The Widow’s Might.” If practical experience counts for anything Lillian ought to be theie with the goods because she is a sure enough onetime widow and fourtime grass widow. Cat«tßase Ball n m. Following are the percentage tables of games won and lost showing the standing of the clnbs in the leading leagues up to and in cluding last Monday’s scores: National League Won. Lost. Pet. Pittsburg 100 36 .735 Chicago 92 45 .672 New York 80 53 .602 Cincinnati 69 68 .504 Philadelphia 68 70 .493 St. Louis 47 86 .353 Brooklyn 47 88 .348 Boston. 39 96 .289 American League. Won. Lost. Pet. Detroit 89 51 .636 Philadelphia 87 52 .626 Boston 81 59 .579 Chicago 70 59 .504 Cleveland 68 73 .482 New York 65 73 .47 1 St. Louis 59 80 .457 Washington 38 101 .273 American Association. Won. Lost. Pet. Milwaukee 87 72 .546 Louisville 86 73 .541 Minneapolis 85 73 .536 St. Paul 77 77 .500 Columbus 75 84 .474 Toledo 74 .473 Kansas City 68 88 .436 Cell changes: 253 to 284; 252 to 276; 256 to 280; 546 to 428 ; 466 to 513; 660 to 650; 663 to 623; 236 to 482; 50 to 661; 266 to 491; 492 to 242; 321 to 332; 318 to 330 ; 317 to 324; 585 to 593; 254 to 267; 544 to 533; 542 to 415; 311 to 392; 469 to 509; 509 to 352; 413 to N. P.; 441 to N. P. 1 Inmates, Attention! The second edition of=- CONVICT LIFE AT THE MINNESOTA STATE PRISON, Enlarged and amplified is now on sale. A special, reduced price of 20 cents each in cluding postage will be made to the inmates of all penal institutions. Those desiring copies may order same direct for themselves and friends, by sending addresses di rect to the Publisher, W. C. HEILBRON, Dispatch Building, St Paul. * I LETTERS FROM READERS. To the Editor: I noticed you said editorially you can provide a sore remedy for reducing weight. Would yon mind obliging an inquisitive cuss by telling him what it is? Pumping the press in The Mir ror office. It is a .simple but effect ive weight reducer and fat remover —none better. —Ed. ■ora Kind Words. To the Editor: I feel that I am keeping closely in touch with youall when I read The Mirror every week. I think it is one of the best little papers, and I might say one of the best papers, I ever read. My faith in newspapers is not great anyway, for one can not depend on' editor ials any more. A recent and ex cellent article in The Fra, The Free Press, shows how the public is “stuffed” with nothing. It is all right for them to watoh the base ball scores—these we can acoept — but political items, and many other things we doubt, and when our faith has departed, we really carp so little about it that we don’t care to waste time to read. What we read in The Mirror we can depend on, and the editorials are always good. I read The Mirror with as great interest as any paper I receive. Sincerely yours, Jennie E. Woodworth. White Bluffs, Tenn., Sept. 12,1909. Public Press Praise. Thejl Minnesota grain binder which is running on the Geo. W. Hall farm south of town is an ob ject of interest to many who are ourious to see the machine in ac tion. This is one of the binders that are being manufactured at the state prison. Last winter while the legislature was in session Sen. ator Donaldson arranged to have one of the machines sent to him for trial this summer and the ma chine arrived on Wednesday. Ma chine experts and all others who have seen the binder run are en thusiastic over it and claim it is the superior of any machine now m use. It comprises the good points of all the old machines and a number of new ones. When they are put on the market we have no doubt that they will be snapped up as fast as they can be manufactured. At present the ma chines are not for sale but they are being placed through the country on trial. Three machines were manufactured last year and twenty five will be made this year. It is expected when they are placed on sale the Minnesota will be sold considerably cheaper than the In ternational makes. Another jolt for the harvester trust. —Stewart Tribune. Diverse Reflections • • by erid e e The habit of faultfinding and scolding others is the result of ignorance. Thin, lean and homely peisons have their troubles —but fat per sons are never poor. There is no trait so disgusting, ooutemptible and yet so pitiably sad as habitual nagging or fault finding. > Frequence of granting divorces is a bar sinister to the idea that matrimony tends toward oneness of the united couple. It is the mind—the process of mentally.viewing the various as pects of life —that makes or mars the pleasure of living. The beautiful forms and lovely faoes, though partly of artificial designs,; provide feasts for the optics of rubbering “gents.” The persons who smile when you meet them may be of a more serious nature than those constant ly preaohing: “Life is a serious matter.” The author of Arabian Nights possessed a remarkable imagination —but compared with some of our local residents—such an imagina tion is insignificant. “The Mirror man is far sighted and gets things right,” remarked Davy. “How so?” he was asked. “Well, ’cause he—he always puts my euphonious name in black. That’s appropriate and consequent ly right—so the dictionary says.” President Taft, so reports in forms us, is making a tonr of America. The daily duties in the White House must be slight com pared with a President’s daily program when on a presumed pleasure trip such as the tour mentioned. What great lights cast upon subjectsof worldwide interest, what magnificent thoughts have been squelched, what grand, illuminat ing rays of intellectual deductions, what worldy boons have been de nied the human race—because of the editorial blue pencil! Reports of newspapers indicate that feminine headgear will soon be of the airship variety. The bachelor may smile while his benedict brother explains to his wife: “No! By the great horn spoon I bought a masterhand cre ation last spring and now an air ship hat! No!” It is certainly one thing to preach, another to practice, what you preach. Sermonizers would say, “begood.” The wise, “be care ful.” We have great examples of fallen persons, a few of the good. To begin, Angels set the example for badness and were expelled from Heaven. Since then it has con tinued to be good, bad, some good within bad persons; some bad in the best. As the poets say: “All paths lead but to the grave,” and when inclined to preach, sermonize to yourself. The Dartmouth college case has lately been brought, editorially, before the public. Conclusions of the various writers show that this, one of the greatest cases in Ameri can jurisprudence was of a parti san nature and the decision ren dered savors of influences exerted which deride the idea of having been a decision on merit and prin ciple. However, this case, like thousands of others, is evi dence of the personal ideas of Judges basing their judgment on the objects, aims, and principles of the law.