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- The following is the program rendered in the Chapel Sunday, May 26th, Father Corcoran officia ting. March —Karania... Vivian Grey Orchestra Selection—Sally in Our Alley- Hymn—What a friend we have in Jesus Scripture Selection —King Dodo Prayer. Gospel Reading Sermon Hymn —VieM Not to Temptation... Congregation March —Spirit of liberty N. J. Wadsworth Guard Lund has resigned his po sition and will leave on the first of June. A new guard, Mr. C. L. Trent, was recently employed here and is doing wall duty. The man with the key is wearing a smile these days. The hotness does n’t affect him. Gus, the Chief's carpenter, spent a day in The Mirror office, recently, installing a new 7 set of shelves. The new prison correspondent is all to the candy. His notes are greatly enjoyed by the boys here. That excursion steam boat has tuned up its tooter again and all in this vicinity are nightly treated to a deep bass duet. Deputy Warden Coles has re mained off duty since Monday morn ing. because of illness, lie is ex pected back Thursday. It is not our intention to resurrect a painful subject, but has anyone heard a fresh fish asking for his al lowance of pie, lately? Mrs. Aug. Norsteds and Mrs. B. Garbell of Minneapolis, were escor ted through the prison by Dr. New man, Saturday afternoon. Capt. Maisch and Mr. Downing would undoubtedly be able to give a lively exhibition on the mat. It would certainly be worth the money to see it. Any of the boys at the new prison who wish to get local papers have but to make their wants known. The Mirror has “snags” of them from nearly all parts of the state. Supt. K. A. Whittier of the State Training School, and a launch party of tw T enty, were visitors here Satur day afternoon. The trip to and from lied Wing was made in Supt. Whit tier’s launch. A. F. 8., seems to find himself en tirely at home in the paint shop. We passed that way, recently and observed him, with a smiling paint bespattered face, wielding a brush to his hearts conteut. Uncle John is greedily watching the calendar these days, and is using every known method to coax the hours along. It is but a little over a month now until the Pardon Board meets, and Uncle John is making his last plea. 13he Mirror t Thursday. May 30, 1912. prison ODfftrials Board of Control P. M. Ringdal, - - Crookston C. E. Vasaly, - Little Falls C. J. Swendsen, - - St. James J. D. Mills, .Secretary. Board of Parole P M. Ringdal, Chairman. Henry Wolfer, Warden. Rev. S. G. Smith. Resident Officials. Henry Wolfer, - - - Warden R M. C?oles, - Deputy Warden J. J. Sullivan, Asst. Dpty. Warden E. Deragisch. - - - Steward G. A. Newman, - - Physician Miss Mary McKenney, - Matron Chas. Corcoran, - Cath. Chaplain ' C. E. Benson, Protestant Chaplain Prison Agent J. Z. Bamcard, - - - St. Paul Ghapel SeviGe. Orchestra Orchestra Orchestra L. W. Burchard, Musical Director M/ftfORETTES “Sticks,’’one of the House Steward’s force, dreamed a dream the other night, wherein he suffered the pain ful experience of being refused ad mittance to the portals above, and likewise those below. He is at a loss to know what place is reserved for him. Alas for our hopes! We had counted on a big crop of canaries this spring, but two of the mother birds deserted their broods the other night, and as a result six of the youngsters died. However, there still remain four, all of which* are healthy and possessed of ravenous appetites. Shipments of both twine and farm machinery are rapidly increasing and reduction of stock in the ware house is already noticable. Car loads of material for next season’s output of farm machinery are arriv ing daily and the yard back of the shops now presents the appearance of a big foundry. One of the boys of Shop A, known as Frency, has invented a very use ful device for keeping the aprons on the spreading machines clean of twine fibre. The deyice, which con sists of an arrangement of leather flanges or scrapers, attached to a vi brator arm, has been installed on several of the machines, with satis factory results. ■Chas. J. Roberts The Vesta Censor has a “Dope” editor of “some” parts. He or she (?) dopes out a brand of Oxaline of a quality somewhat improved on the regular factory product. The dope, some of it, is a trifle bitter, but nev ertheless one may enjoy a dish of it occasionally. Here is a little of the “seasonin’ Congregation Father Corcoran- H. Anderson Father Corcoran Father Corcoran Father Corcoran “We try to treat every one alike. Show up their bad qualities, because most of ue haven’t enough good qualities to make a show.” “Don’t try to be anything else than what you really are, because you are fooling no one but yourself.” “Because we are cross-eyed and can’t see straight is no reason for other people to get wabbly on their pins. We never hit the wrong man.” The State University dramatic club, The Masquers, will, in accord ance with their annual custom, pre sent a play before the inmates here on the morning of Decoration Day. In the production the leading part will be enacted by Miss Enza Al ton Zeller of St. Paul, who is also the dramatic authoress. The pro duction will include two short play ettes: “A Husband in Clover,” given by two of the students, Corinne Odell and Frank Ilariss and “The Chasers,”a creation of Miss Zellerand Rudolph Brosino, in which Miss Zeller who, assisted by Kieth Walker and Albert Robertson will carry the role. The play will be given in the prison chapel and Mr. Cady, one of the students will play the piano. During their stay here the Masquers will be guests of Warden Wolfer. It must be conceded that the In vincibles and the Defenders have the rest of us outclassed at drill. They have carried off both of the prizes offered this season, and have avowed their intention of repeating the performance. It certainly ap pears as though they will do it, too, unless some of the other squads get into the game. There were several who showed good form at last Sun day’s manouvre, and who made strong efforts to win the prize, but the snap and vigor which character izes the movements of the Invinci bles and Defenders, and which wins the victors for them, was" noticably lacking, and until the tactics of these two prize-w inners are adopted and vigorously carried into effect the re maining squads w T ill stand small chance of defeating them. Both the Invincibles and Defenders and their officers, Guards Vollmer and Tally, are to be congratulated on thtfdr ca pacity as prize-winners. —The next time I apply for a job it will be to pick blossoms off of a century plant. —lt would surely make any SIO,OO per w T eek man commit Susan-cide if he had to foot a one month’s paint bill, over here. —Our flute player leaves us on the 12th, of next month and our clari nett player also has strong hopes of leaving about the same time. Stray Notes. A. F. B. —lf Bingo's report is true that we will eat our Christmas turjcey at the new place, all I have to say is, There will be one vacant chair.” —Happy Heinie says when he play in the marine band be used to sure blow some. But that was way back in ’6B, says Heinie and the music was different*in them days. —Decoration Day will soon be here and while tbe old veterans march to the cemetery to decorate the grave of some comrade passed away, many of us will remember that our daddy was a soldier too, who marched away with the rest. —When the Gazett stated that the severest sentence that could ever be given a person w 7 ould be a life sen tence in prison, they spoke the truth. We have spoken to many men here who are serving life sentences and when asked this question: “If you positively knew that only death would release from here which would you prefer, hanging, or a life sentence? the reply in almost every case was, hanging, by all means. Surely no greater punishment could be given anyone ttian a life sentence behind prison bars with all hope forever gone. New Prison Notes By Bingo Pessimistic John says that a grouch is one of the few things that gains strength with age. Doc wants to know if a man can eat a round steak and still say that he has eaten a square meal- May number of the Lend-A-Hand received. The Lend-A-Hand is get ting better every month. Many thanks, Mr. Editor. The St. Croix river looks very in viting these days. I suppose though that if one should go in for a swim, he would come out pretty pronto. The foreman in shop B says that the water is still very cold. Pork chops Lou, one time cook for tLe Warden and guards at the old prison is now holding down a range at the new prison. We hope that Lou will get on his biscuit clothes before long and turn out a batch or two. Tbe home guards certainly made a fine appearance on tbe parade ground Sunday morning. Each and every laddie-buck was dolled out in a brand new 7 kahki suit.- The suits are all to the ice —cool and that’s what counts. No, George, we do not get pork chops, over here. ’Tis only on rare occasions that a pork chop is placed on one’s plate and then it is only done by accident, but I certainly do like to have accidents like that to befall me George, you bet. Monty, former printer at the old prison, is now the official scaler at this institution. Monty was em ployed for several years in the print ing department and during that time made many friends. Monty is w’ell pleased with his new home. I hardly think that there w ill be a ball game at this institution on Dec oration Day, There will be a big field meet though, which will be far more interesting to all. We haven’t sufficient room for a ball game so must be contented with other field sports. Jo Jo is out with a statement. He says he was born in battleboro and is always ready to battle with any thing from a planked steak to the latest discovered white hope. Fur thermore Jo Jo spent several months in old Missouri and has got to be show n. A. F. 8., please take notice. The muddiest place in the world is Portland, Oregon, said the Overland Kid, the other night. Of course, he continued, I do not claim that Port land is muddy all the year round, but during the rainy season it is the limit. I was walking along Morri- son street one day, when all at once I noticed a top hat or rather the up per part of a top hat sticking out of the mud. I reached over to grasp it when suddenly it started off at a good clip. Finally after a short run I managed to get one hand on it. Imagine my surprise when a voice underneath the lid said: “Don’t mind me, old pal. I’m the driver of an omnibus, try to get the people be low out first. When laying papers on the table at exchange time kindly see to it that the paper is laid on the table jvith the name of the paper facing upward. The name of the paper is generally on the first page in big letters. By turning the paper up so that the first will show will only take a few seconds of your time and it will also be a means of saving time for others. One manufacturer has made the statement that 75 per cent, of the shoes worn next fall will be fasten ed with buttons. Last fall more than 90 per cent, were fastened with buttons. The custom shoemakers of New York and Brooklyn control the high grade trade in New York, according to a shoe journal. The shoemakers make shoes from $25 to SSO a pair and even higher. A sort of sentimental soreness un doubtly pervades the shoe and leather trade. Hide and skin merch ants who had the foresight, several months ago, to predict conditions which now exist, were not taken seriously and tanners who privately urged customers to buy heavily when leather was cheaper than at present replied by ordering slowly, hoping thereby to effectively check the rising tide. These were sound business tactics, but throughout all human affairs there are unseen cur rents of uncertainty which effect the prosperity of us all. This of nee cessity should encourage the culti vation of philosophv thereby edu cating ourselves to patiently accept the rough and smooth tides of for tune, remembering thatthe existence of an indefinable law whereby all who continue bravely and patiently at their tasks reap a fair harvest of success —Shoe and Leather Report. Designers of footwear and leather must be people of original ideas and students of human nature. They are greatly dependent upon the tail ors and milliners in fashionable centers for information as to what women will wear the coming season. The public is always looking for something new and as eager to drop a new style when it becomes com mon to adopt it. Women demand a shoe that will be in harmony with the color of the gown whether it be for street or evening wear. Makers of high grade shoesfor women recog nize this fact and anticipate mouths ahead what should be the class of leather, color, and style of shoe wanted. The past few years the trade has been offered many new creations in leather fabrics and nu merous extreme styles that have met with disfavor. The latest product ion of the tanner is white leather and tho this is the second season of white leather and fabrics still the demand for footwear made from this class of goods shows no abatement. Calf skin tanners are booked for substantial orders in velour and gun metal finish for late delivery. This indicates, according to authorities, that black shoes will retain their popularity. Tanners of patent sides and colt also feel that their product will receive more attention. More progress perhaps has been accom plished in late years in shiny leath er than perhaps any other branch of industry. The wearing qualities are now equal to many other leathers. It is difficult to see why the pres ent vear should not be fairly pros perous for manufacturers, wholesal ers and retailers of shoes and leather. One principal cause for this hopeful outlook is the long cold winter ac companied by deep snow. The dry soil in the wheat and corn belts last autumn absorbed the heavy rains like a sponge; and the intense cold, by freezing the ground so deep, was nature’s method of conserving this moisture for the coming crops, and the snows have materially added to the supply. For this reason the peo ple of the Northwest, where about 20,000,000 acres of spring wheat and practically all the flax are raised, are sanguine of good crops. The steady cold and deep snows also served to protect the 34,000,000 ac res of winter wheat and rye from winter killing, besides providing moisture. Here is reasonable foun dations of expanded consumption of shoes aud leather at profitable prices to producers. Shoe Trade Notes. Chuzzlewit. Things in General By Gayhoppin A butcher in a New Jersey town closed his shop because of the in creased cost of meat, saying his con science would not permit him to raise his prices. A man who defrauded a Boston hotel out of $400.00, left grips filled with potatoes and bottled beer. Too bad to compel potatoes to associate with such company. The society dames of the country have found a new T way of getting a little free newspaper notoriety. When the town they live in holds a rummage sale, they mannage to have their latest piece of millinery sold for a few cents. A Duluth lady claims to be the latest victim. Dr. 11. Schorr of New York, dur ing the past week, performed a sur gical operation that will ni*ake his uame famous among the fraternity. A mother died of apoplexy at Ford ham hospital. The paralisis which had killed the mother was found not to have harmed her unborn infant. Assuring himself that the mother was dead, Dr. Schorr performed a cesarean operation, taking only nine ty seconds, and handed a live baby to the nurse. Prof. Metdinikoff, famous head of the Pasteur Institute, Paris, gives out the report that a method has been discovered for vaccinating against Typhoid. The discovery is not a cure for Typhoid but a pre ventative. “Its value has been sci entifically proven,” he says. All of the typhoid serums,'heretofore, have been prepared from baecilli no long er alive, but Prof. Metdinikoff has prepared the vaccine from living baccilii. If this proves to be a success it will be a great boon to humanity in general. Vaccinating against small- pox has been proven a success, in fact small-pox is rarely heard of to day. If this discovery will come one-half as close to wiping the dread ed typhoid fever out of existence, the debt the world will owe this learned professor can never be paid. Latest Baseball News. Following are the percentage tables of the three leading leagues up to and including Tuesday's games: jimeKTenn jissoemnon. Won Lost Pet. Columbus 26 15 .635 Minneapolis 23 14 . 622 Toledo 23 15 .605 Kansas Citv 21 19 .525 St. Paul 19 22 .463 Milwaukee 14 22 .380 Louisville 14 22 .380 Indianapolis 15 25 .375 lmnonnc ceneue. Won Lost Pet. New York 24 6 .800 Cincinnati 23 12 . 657 Pittsburgh 16 14 .533 Chicago 15 17 .469 St. Louis 16 21 .432 Philadelphia ' 12 16 .428 Boston i 12 21 .364 Brooklyn 9 20 .310 juneiaejin ceneue. Won Lost Pet. Chicago 27 9 .750' Boston 21 11 .656 Washington 16 17 .486 Detroit 16 18 .470 Philadelphia 14 15 .483 Cleveland 14 17 .452 New. York... 11 19 .367 St. Louis 10 22 .313 Population. Total number of inmates.. 799 Working at New Prison 134 Received during week 7 Discharged during week 1 Number in First Grade 619 Number in Second Grade.... 175 Number in Third Grade 5 Paroled 1 Last serial number 3719 Cell changes: 635 to 203; 71 to IIo8p.; 28 to 13; 275 to 28; 109 to 637; 637 to 109.