Thursday. Feb. 1, 1912.
BOARD OF OONTROL.
P. M. KINGDAL - - - Crookston
C- E. VASALY - Utile Falls
C. J. SWENDSEN - - - St. James
J. D. Mills, Secretary
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
J.X. 3ARNCARD, - - St. Paul
The following is the program
rendered in the Chapel Sunday,
Jan. 14th, Rev. C. E. Benson offici
March —Col. Sullivan B. Sargent
Hymn-The Gospel Bells Congregation
Selection. Florodaro Leslie Stuart
Hymn—l Will Sing the Wonderous Story. Congr’
March—Tout Eli Rase V. Scotto
L. W. Burchard,
Capt. Whelan remained off duty
last Thursday to attend business
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
Mr. and Mrs. Peter Faber of
Minneapolis, were escorted around
the institution by Mr. Owens, Mon-
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
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
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
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
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
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
—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?
A. F. B.
E. C. S., born, June, 24th 1883.
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.
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,
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
Civilization is the first great cause
of the world unrest which is slowly
but surely making for the world in-
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
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
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
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
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.
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
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.
The regular meeting of the Pier
ian Chautauqua Circle was held in
the Chapel on Sunday Jan 28.
The program consisted of the fol
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
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
The Circle adjourned to meet
next on Feb. 11.
J. H. H., Secretary.
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
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.
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