The following is the program
rendered in the Chapel Sunday,
May 26th, Father Corcoran officia
March —Karania... Vivian Grey
Selection—Sally in Our Alley-
Hymn—What a friend we have in Jesus
Selection —King Dodo
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
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
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.
t Thursday. May 30, 1912.
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.
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
J. Z. Bamcard, - - - St. Paul
L. W. Burchard,
“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
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
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
■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
“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
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
—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.
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
New Prison Notes
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
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
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
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
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
Shoe Trade Notes.
Things in General
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
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:
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
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
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
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
Last serial number 3719
Cell changes: 635 to 203; 71 to
IIo8p.; 28 to 13; 275 to 28; 109 to
637; 637 to 109.
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