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Thursday. Feb. 1, 1912. PRISON OFFICIALS. BOARD OF OONTROL. P. M. KINGDAL - - - Crookston C- E. VASALY - Utile Falls C. J. SWENDSEN - - - St. James J. D. Mills, Secretary RESIDENT OFFICIALS. HENRY WOT.EER. - - - Warden R. M. COLES, - - Deputy Warden J. J. SULLIVAN. Asst. Deputy Warden H.S. HILL, - - - - Steward G. A. NEWMAN, - - - Physicist MISS MARY McKINNEY, - Matron CHAS. CORCORAN, Cath. Chaplain C. E. BENSON, Protestant Chaplain PRIBON AGENT. J.X. 3ARNCARD, - - St. Paul Ghapel SeviGe. The following is the program rendered in the Chapel Sunday, Jan. 14th, Rev. C. E. Benson offici ating. March —Col. Sullivan B. Sargent Orchestra. Doxology Congregation Invocation Chaplain Gloria Congregation Scripture Chaplain Hymn-The Gospel Bells Congregation Prayer.. Chaplain Selection. Florodaro Leslie Stuart Sermon Chaplain Hymn—l Will Sing the Wonderous Story. Congr’ Benediction Chaplain March—Tout Eli Rase V. Scotto L. W. Burchard, Musical Director. MIffFjORETTES Capt. Whelan remained off duty last Thursday to attend business matters. Guard Picullel has been on night duty for some time past, in place of guard Cook who is sick. Miss Lena Smith registered at The Mirror office, last Wednesday. She was accompanied by Mr. Booreu. There was no drill last Sunday morning on account of the heavy fall of snow which blocked the street. Warden Wolfer was in St. Cloud, Tuesday, attending the meeting of the Parole Board at the Reformato ry. Mr. and Mrs. Peter Faber of Minneapolis, were escorted around the institution by Mr. Owens, Mon- day last Jumbo, the chef, is back in the officers’ kitchen once more, after holding down two or three other jobs for a short t ime each. Mr. Owens of the Farm Ma chinery Dep’t., took last Saturday off, to attend his sister’s wedding, 'which was held in. Minneapolis on that date. Keeper Hartley, of the hospital building, remained off duty Satur day and Sunday last, on account of an attack of lumbango. He states that at present he is feeling con siderably better. Guard Bloom who for several months past was in charge of the park has again taken up his old job in shop D, and guard Tully, who is suffering with a sore arm, was given charge of the “Sons of Rest.” Judge Gillian of Stillwater was in vited to address the members of the Chautauqua circle, at its meeting last Sunday, but was unable to ac cept the offer at that time. He has, however, promised to appear at some future meeting, and the mem bers will look forward to his com ing with pleasurable anticipation. The Prison Monitor of Huntsville, Texas, is rapidly forging its way to the front ranks of the penal press. Its editor is a talented chap and one who has bis heart in his work, as is evinced by the faet that his each succeeding issue is better than the last. He is doing a good work and The Mirror trusts his efforts will earn him an early release. Material and copy for the large 191*2 Farm Machinery catalogue was received at The Mirror office, a few days ago. The catalogue will con tain about forty pages of descriptive matter, half-tones and cuts and will be done in two-colors. It will diff er essentially from the catalogue of last year, in shape and style of printing and will contain much ad ditional matter. Mr. Biuker, who for over seven years served in the capacity of a guard at this institution, resigned bis position last week. Mr. Binker was an excellent officer and by his courtesy and squareness gained the good will of those with whom he was associated. His departure from us is deeply regretted, but since he has seen fit to look, elsewhere for employment, our best wishes and hopes of success go with him. At the invitation of Rev. Bud long, Chaplain at the new prison, a large number of the members of the Minneapolis Y. M. C. A., paid a visit to the prison last Saturday, and accompanied by Deputy Coles and several guards, made a tour of the entire institution. Rev. Budlong’s invitation and its acceptance by the “Y” came as a result of a lecture he delivered before the members of that association. Hon. J. R. Swann, a member of the State Board of Visitors and Mr. J. C. Matcbett, secretary of the Board, accompanied by Warden Wolfer made a tour of inspection through the prison on the 25th mst. The Board made a very favorable report to the Governor, mentioning especially the large amount of wag es earned by the inmates, and the clean and sanitary condition of the buildings. The manufacture of Minnesota Binders is now taking up the entire time and attention of the Farm Ma chinery department. The last of the 2000 mowers was stored in the warehouse several weeks ago, and since that time the work on the Binders has been pushed rapidly forward. The department will turn out 1250 Binders this season, and at the present time many of the dif ferent parts are completed. At 'the postponed meeting of the Board of Pardons, which was held on the 29th, the Board, after consider ing thirty-six applications, granted two pardons and two commutations of sentence. The remaining appli cations, with the exception of two, which were held over until the next meeting, were denied. The Board al so decided that prisoners having inde terminate sentences must hereafter apply to the Board of Parole for re lease, except in cases where absolute pardons are applied for It is rumored that A. F. B. and Uncle John have formed a business partnership whereby they expect to profit immensely during the next few months. Only part of the se cret has leaked out so far, but from tvhat has been gathered it seems that A. F. 8., during one of his as tronomical observations discovered that cats were in the ascendency, and forthwith he entered into an agreement with Uncle John to cor ral many many cats if he, (Uncle John) would provide for their keep ing. Uncle John’s work shop was therefore turned into a place of many “mews,” but though the cat population so far corraled num ber very few, a large increase is ex pected soon by both partners. Gaught in the Act. A. F. B. —By the way trouble has been fol lowing me for the last few days, I am lead to believe that somewhere in the remote ages I must have been related to the Hooligan family. —We would like to oblige E. L. F., but have always found it difficult to figure out how a person can whistle, snore and also talk in his sleep and all without waking up. —lt’s a mighty poor cigar that doesn’t meet its match some day. —I don’t understand yhy half the people of today are always harping on women’s rights. Seems to me the women have always had their share in the world’s work. Most any married man will admit that. —lt’s all right to make fiddles out of a tin can and a string, but the music isn’t half so sweet after the first tune has been played. —You can’t always judge a man by the company he keeps. —Percy has received several vocal selections, and Prof. Burchard will no doubt, allow him to warble one or two in the near future. —Sinbad is now acting as the local night engineer* but claims, it’s hard to act as /mrse during the day and tend to duty at night. One of the night firemen seems to have been the invalid. —lt’s pretty bard to tell who is the conductor on the coal train, but any one can pick out the head “shack.” —Friend F. T., is installing a new line of lights in shop F, which will greatly aid the men in their w ork. 31 —O n e thing the Golden Haired Plumber boy never tires of —the looking glass. Ouch! —Friend P., saystbe Pierian Circle always out bis best men. Johuie has become so used to throwing dishes at me that a stran ger taking my place, feels as if be was mixed up in a cyclone. —Old Hutch says the Robbins are late this spring. So far he has only seen tw T o. —What fo’ you hit me on ma haid w r id dat fiat iron you fool niggah? Doad you see I’m standing on dis hard etone? Does you w T ant me to have sore feet? “horoscopes.” A. F. B. E. C. S., born, June, 24th 1883. Sign —Cancer. You are a very positive sort of fellow, and one who likes to take life in an easy way. Never bother yourself over books, etc., as you do not become interested in much along that line. Like home and its com forts, and would, if married, prove to be a good provider and good hus band, Do most of your work with your hands, and think and study little. Make a good companion; are neighborly and kind; generous to a degree. Your future holds forth much good. Study and Learn. IT. S. 8., born, July, Ist; 1886. Birth Sign —Cancer. Those borp under this sign are generally of a hopeful disposition, and agreeable as companions when everything comes their way. Are foresighted and neighborly. Not given to book learning. Learn to work easily with their hands. Are good providers and make fine hus bands when properly mated. Are positive in disposition; domestic in taste and animal in feeling. Arf-an-Arf. Nil Desperandum The whirlwind of worries, the tor nado of trouble against which the modern man has to buffet, is the price humanity has to pay for civili zation, and as civilization advances the price will grow heavier and heavier. If mankind could return to its natural —some people choose to call it barbarous —condition, nine ty-nine per cent, of the problems, which today perplex humanity, would disappear. There are still savage races upon the earth, who live and enjoy life without laws, police, sanitary in spectors, lunatic asylums, prisons, or workhouses. Civilize them and implant in their minds the yearnings and ambitions of civilization and all these things would be gradually .n --troduced in their midst. Barbarous man can keep himself, his wife or wives, and his family without state aid. Civilized man is the victim of a thousand circum stances, most of which are beyond is control. Civilization is the first great cause of the world unrest which is slowly but surely making for the world in- sanity. Take the dog difficulty; thous ands of dogs are destroyed annually. That is a rough and ready way of dealing with the trouble that has been caused by the domestication of the dog and the consequent rapid increase of the unfit and unwanted among dogs. The dog in his natur al condition, when he lived the life of a wild animal in his own wild en vironment, could earn his living for himself, and his wife could bring up her puppies to do the same. But in a state of civilization or domestica tion the uog is entirely dependent on his master or mistress for his food. Lost, he must starve in a land of plenty. Cats have suffered in the same way There is a Society that un dertakes to feed the cats while their’ owners are away for their holidays. (N. B. we understand A. F. B’s, contingens are being specially looked after. It is only a passing fancy, but methought I heard one the other night singing a song for his long lost master). In its wild state pus sy finds that nature has provided it with all the food it wants from kit tendom to old cathood. What has happened to the dog and the cat has happened to man, and the more the earth becomes covered with civilized races, replacing the savage ones, the more intense will become the prob lem of arranging a livable life for all. A general return to savagedom would solve the problem at once. Only the fit would survive in the savage struggle for existence, and for the tit, nature with a generous hand supplies the means of life. Behind the Mask By Gayhoppin. ou have, no doubt, heard or read the phrase: “Nobody loves a fat man.” Here is one that has more truth in it: “Every body hates a liar!” Can you think of anything: more con temptible and loath some than a man or woman that con tinually persists in lying? They will lie to you. lie about you, and if not you, somebody else. What one liar cannot think of, another can. If they hear a truth about anyone, and if it happens to be uncompli mentary, in repeating it to another they invariably add a “cart load” of untruths. It seems to be their joy and delight to try and ruin charac ters and reputations with falsehoods, and, after they get through talking one would not be able to recognize himself from their “Honest to good ness, its the truth,” line of talk. A reputation does not amount to much when they have finished with it. The liar is found in every commun ity. The man or woman who persists in telling outlandish “stories,” more for amusement of others than any thing else, are only a pest and are not to be classed with the liars above mentioned. If you happen to be a prevaricator of the detestable sort it would have been far better if you had never been born. If it is impossible to talk without lying about your neigh bor, cut out the talk. Remember it is easier to ruin a hundred reputations, and spoil as many more characters by falsehoods, than it is to build one by telling the truth. If you cannot “get square” with people b y telling the truth about them, do not try. Kindness. The word kindness is not much in itself, but an act of kindness is be yond value. Anyone who is kind is loved and respected by all. The person who is unkind is despised by everyone. It is better to know that your family and friends look forward t o your home-coming with joy, knowing you will have a kind word for each of them, than to know ihat they are wishing that you never would come home. Perhaps, there is a friend who is a “little off” whom you like to pes ter, mock and make fun of. In speaking or working with him prac tice kind deeds and kind speaking. You do not know how soon you may be as bad off as he. Let your kind ness be real, not a make-believe article. Kindness is seldom imposed upon; but everyone is watching for a chance to “do” the unkind people. Kindness has done much for the up lift of humanity, while on the other band uukindness has driven many to a living hell. In whatever walk of life you oc cupy practice kindness. You may not see the benefit you are deriving at the time, but there’ll come a day when it will come back to you bring ing with it joy and consolation. Let kindness be a watchword wherever or whatever you are at. Ghaiitauqua The regular meeting of the Pier ian Chautauqua Circle was held in the Chapel on Sunday Jan 28. The program consisted of the fol lowing papers: Woman Suffrage, by J. G., (Ap ache). Modern Mexico, by N. M. The Panama Canal, by R. C. McL. The papers were one and all of exceptional merit. Woman’s Awak ening, by Apache, was of the same dashing style that characterizes all of his efforts, and we hope again to hear others from him in the near future. Modern Mexico, by N. M. was an excellent paper, very interesting and well prepared. The Panama Canal, by R. C. McL: In this paper the Circle was given a treat, and our view was broadened on the subject, it also showed a great deal of work and thought on the pari of the writer. The way the author han dled the questions put to him by the members of the circle after the paper was read, showed that he thoroughly understood whereof he spoke. The Circle adjourned to meet next on Feb. 11. J. H. H., Secretary. Population. Total number of inmates-. . 794 Working at New Prison 77 Received during week. 11 Discharged during week 6 Number in First Grade 594 Number in Second Grade.... 193 Number in Third Grade 7 Paroled 3 Last serial number 3628" Cell changes: 252 to N. P., 108 to 88; 88 to 108; 522 to C. C M 364 to 216; 108 to cot 7; cot 7 to 635; 48 to 65; 641 to cot 13. '