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The “Virginian,” the guy that put the gin in Virginia. Parole Agent Whittier interviewed sever al inmates Saturday. The Deputy Warden held usual inter views with inmates Saturday. The Assistant Deputy’s house is now within 80 feet of its destination. The filling in and grading in front of cellhouses is progressing very nicely. On Monday night three inmates were assigned to duty in the power-house. Electricians installed incandescent lamps in library and hospital during past week. They claimaeroplaneing is very exciting, but did you ever see a good crap game? Dr. H. E. Mereness of Sing Sing prison, was an interested visitor at this institution last week. Parole Agent Whittier was down sev eral times Monday bringing with him sev eral inmates. Stone masons spent a couple of days last week repairing steps leading to cellhouse B from yard. Capt. Whelan and Usher Humpries of the old prison staff brought down a bunch of inmates Monday. Mr. W. P. Burdwick, President of Har row Spring Co., was a business visitor to general offices, Friday last. Heaving dishes and beefsteaks in a res taurant is pretty strenuous pastime for the fellow that’s ducking ’em. The occupant of N. P. cell 410, will ex change New York World and Minneapolis Tribune for Collier’s W'eekly. Officer Jerry Parrent left on his vacation Monday morning. His place in Shop C is being filled by Officer Sawyer. By next Saturday evening, weather per mitting, the excavation work for the new factory building will be completed. Speaking of “Big Business," the twine plant at new prison is shipping an average of 360,000 pounds of twine per day. Guard Stoven has been assigned to duty at the gate vice Officer Johnson transferred to duty on the wall. Effective June 21st. The Hanley-Casey people have received the vacuum cleaning apparatus which is to be installed in the Adminstration building. The boys are all stocked up with toilet articles again. Three or four hundred packages were distributed Thursday last. Mr. G. W. Wells of St. Paul, Assistant Deputy U. S. Marshal for this district, was an interested visitor to this institution Sat- urday A typewriter has been installed in Supt. of Constrn Robertson’s office. If you have time, ask his clerk what he thinks afiout it. General Office Mgr. Bourne left on a business trip to the northern part of the state, Saturday night, returning Tuesday morning. The regular weekly confrence of heads of Farm Machinery department was held at Old Prison Saturday morning. Warden Wolfer presided. That was an awful yelp Paddy let out of him Monday when the dentist seperated him from one of his molars. 1 just knew something was brewing. Warden Wolfer drove over to Hopkins, Minn, last Friday in his auto, with a party of prison employees, to visit the plant of the Minneapolis Tractor works. Captain Brostrom has returned from his vacation and assumed his duties in the cell house. Officer llaefner has returned to his old stand in Shop A. Ben Olson is still confined to his home, nursing his sprained ankle. We hope it gets well pretty soon. We would all like to see him on the works again. Mr. J. A. Wesby of Red Wing, Minn esota, has entered the service and is assigned to duty in the Cellhouse nights, vice Guard Griff removed from the service. The population at this institution was increased by twenty, Monday; 18 inmates being transferred from the old prison and two female prisoners committed. An officer has been assigned to all day Sunday duty in the power house. This occasioned by the increased number of in mates assigned to that department Cement sidewalks are now completed on both sides of the Main street up to the service building. Work will be commenc ed on the curbing Monday morning. Owing to the large amont of work on hand at the Deputy’s office, old prison, Mr. Heliograms has turned over his reportorial job to Uncle John for the time being.—Ed. At present the balling machines in the twine plant are operated with 10 h. p. motors. These are to be replaced within the next ten days wish 15 h. p. motors. Dr. Schwartz, Physician of the South Dakota State Prison at Sioux Falls, was the guest of Dr. Newman for a few days. He visited this institution Wednesday last “No, I can’t smoke cigars,’’ said young Air. Rosing, “they are too strong.” He ' then proceeded to light-up a pipeahat was “powerful” enough to do the switching in the yard. Young Mr. Horace Whittier, who is quite a speed artist with his new auto, is seriously thinking of challenging Officer Johnson and his “roan” horse to a hund red yard dash. The publication, “Dirt Mover” inquir ed after by occupant of N. P. cell 178, in last issue, is, so an inmate kindly informed us, published in Columbus, Ohio. Price SI.OO per year.—Ed. By O’C. “What are you doing, fishing?” asked one of the natives addressing Mr. Bourne who was fishing up at Big Lake the other day. “No,” replied Mr. Bourne, “just drowning frogs. Mr. Thielander, of the St. Paul Foun dry Company, has been busy for a few days on the double wagon gates. He ex pects to have his work completed by Tuesday evening. The cleaners are Busy cleaning down the outside walls and ought to be finished within two weeks. When the work is completed it will add greatly to appear ance of the building. Saturday night at midnight the Hanley- Casey Company turned over the operation of the power plant to the state. Hereto fore the Hanley-Casey people have had jurisdiction over its operation. Grading is soon to be commenced on hospital “hill.” The knole upon which the hospital building sits, and which is mostly rock, is to be graded, and terraced down to level of surrounding yard. Mr. Walter McKellar, secretary to War den Wolfer, returned from his vacation trip Sunday morning. During his absence he covered about 4,800 miles, visiting seve ral of the larger North Pacific ports. Work repairing the roof of the twine factory has been somewhat delayed, ow ing to the shortage of brick. Two cars ar rived Saturday. Foreman Kelley states that the work will be pushed and ought to be completed in a short time. StillwaterGazette:—“Detectives insist and assert that professional shoplifters never quit stealing. That is a mistake; there are many of them who do and are given quart ers besides clothing, eats, smokes and good reading matter.” The same might well be applied to grafters. Mr. Graham, Superintendent of the Han ley-Casey Company, says their work has been practically all completed with the turning over of the power plant to the state. He states they will be here for several weeks to come doing some extra work and perfecting the dust collecting system in the twine plant. The lady approached the Paying-Tel ler’s window and pushed in a check for Ten Dollars. “W hat denomination?” asked the Tel- ler. “Methodist,” said the lady. He paid her the money in nickels The Philestine. During the month ending June 21, there have been 125 prisoners received at the old institution. A large portion of this num ber are Federal prisoners. On Saturday, the 21st, 28 prisoners from Washington, D. C. and two from St Paul were received. In the lot from Washington there were two whites and 24 negroes. The forms are all placed and concrete is being poured for the foundation for Mr. Backland’s house and it is expected to have the same in place by next Saturday evening, weather permitting. Mr. Back-, land takes a keen interest in the progress of the work and is very anxious to have a big house-warming pretty soon. Saturday, C. L. Pillsbury, Consulting Engineer for the State, conducted represen tatives of the Minnesota Section of the Am erican Istitute of Electrical Engineers through the prison. They took a keen in terest in all the departments of the prison, especially the mechanical end of it. Among the party were two professors of the En gineering School of the Wisconsin Univer sity. Mr. Coles, Mr. Bourne, Mr. Alexan der and Mr. Rosing motored up to Big Lake Friday afternoon and spent the even ing fishing. A good string was brought home, including several large bass any one of which weighed two pounds. Mr. Bourne had some bad luck, losing two BIG ones, the responsibility for this loss was immed iately placed on young Mr. Rosing who insisted on going in swiming just as the fish began to bite. Old Prison Notes Uncle John Says: That Hugo has the headache again. That O’C. is there with the goods. That Heinie is slinging hash again in the first grade dining room. That Heliograms is the busiest man in the place. That he will run a race w’ith any man of his size on the 4th of July, for any amount of Piper Heidsieck. That if you want some music on the 4th of July you must make a holler and we will play for you. It’s up to you, See! Hurrah for the 4th! and the big barrels of lemonade. Hope no one goes away thirsty. Friend F, of the paint shop, came to the dining room the other day with a pound of red paint in his left ear. “Hi say, Uncle,” remarked Nil Des parandum the other day, “this thing is blowing hawfull ’ard, don’t you know.” “I see Alex is back,” remarked Soapy Tom the other day. “Gowan, that ain’t Mex, that’s Davy with a -big Mexican sombrero.” O’C has let us know' that we should come again Thanks O’C, we w’ill gladly do so, but there is not so much doings up here as at the new place. Nevertheless we will gladly do the best we can. One of the steam pipes between the cell house and bath house burst one day last week and it took the plumbers several hours to fix it again. Lucky the Chief wasn’t there. I just got my summer uniform, but I notice that Taylor Nelson is fixing up the winter uniforms already. My, how time does fly. Hurrah! Hugo has stated that he will run a foot race with me on the 4th for ten plugs of the best he can manufacture. I’ll get that tobacco or bust. Old Hutch says that he will never go down to the new place; the old one is good enough for him. He says “if they don’t want me any more up here, I go back to North Dakota.” Can’t blame you, either, John. New Prison Farm Notes By One of the Farmers. Squash, melon and pumpkin seeds were planted, the fore part of the week, and are up all ready. The teams are finishing up the second cultivation of the corn, but the weeds still keep right on growing. Setting out cabbage and tomato plants kept most of the farmers on the jump Fri day*%nd Saturday last. Two of the old heavy weight hogs were butchered Friday morning for the New Prison. This leaves but two old timers on the place. It’s not very often a farmer looses his pants, but one of the Souix farmers lost his in the bath room and had quite a time in locating same. The first lot of lettuce from the farm was sent to the prison during the past week. A little rain fell during the week past, but what the farm needs is a good soak- Mr. Downing, of the Machinery Dept., at the old prison, was out to the farm Monday to see the Palm manure spreader at work. It beats the Dutch how the Souix farm ers talk when they get started. One of the Souix farmers is supposed to be a singer. The Supt. wanted him to sing a song, but he said he could do only one thing at a time. If singing was wanted he would put in his time singing. So the next morning he was invited to put in the day singing, but for some reason he preferred weeding onions, so he put in the day in the onion patch. A load of malt was hauled out from the Wolf Brewery to the farm last Thursday, to be used as hog feed. We notice the Federal league is still in existance and is having no small measure of success. This league was frowned upon and pooh poohed by organized ball until a great many thought its life would be of short duration like the U. S. league. In St. Louis and Indianapolis the fans are set tingup and taking notice for, like every body else, they love a winner. The Phils ran up against a snag at Chi cago; the Cubs taking three out of four. There was probably a natural reaction in the Quaker camp following the break-neck speed they had traveled. Beginning June 2nd they won ten out of thirteen games and they were about due to lose. Now that the Western scribes have all seen the Phils in action, the week brings much comment both enthusiastic and adverse. W. A. Phelon, of the Cincinnati Times- Star, cannot see them as a championship possibility and thinks the club only ordin ary in all respects, save pitching. He says they have the best corps of flingers in the league and they may be able to get by on this one qualification. On the other hand in St. Louis it is said that the Phils look to be the best in the league. The best pitching, good hitting, fast fielding and a head-up style of play, etc. We incline to the belief that this season’s Philadelphia team is at the top through merit only and is no longer a joke. Last week, through a slip of the pen, or the typesetter, we were made to say that the Giants were a disappointment to their admirers and that it was a good time to register*mind bets they would cop no pen nant. Insert Pirates for Giants and the paragraph looks better. The Giants have really been playing a fine game since leav ing Chicago and have appreciably dimin ished the gap between first and second place. McGraw has at last aroused them to a fighting pitch. They will face the Phils next Monday, four games at the Quaker City and we may expect some rec ord-breaking contests. Brooklyn regained third place during the week through the Cubs losing to the Bobbles By A Fan Cards. They may have lost their slight advantage ere this, however. The Super bas are not taken seriously in the Western portion of the circuit. They are a great improvement over any Brooklyn team for years, but the mere saying so doesn’t give them the class to be where they are. The Cubs are worrying along in the first division and will probably be able to stick there. They leave for their second trip July 6th. Uutil then they should fatten their averages considerably at the expense of the Cards, Reds and Pirates. On open dates Manager Evers goes out and watches the Federals, presumably on the outlook for talent. Evers has adopted a system with Heinie Zimmerman, Cub slugger. Zim has a penchant for getting into wordy arguments with the umps wherein he, of course, usually gets canned. Now, when ever he starts an argument, Evers beats the umpire to it and himself ties a can to Zim. This system has the advantage of allowing Zim to appear in the game next day, whereas, if the umpire does the canning it is generally for a longer term. Boston came through its western trip with the best record for a long time. Only the Giants and Phils made a better one. In fact the Braves were hovering perilously near last place when they started, but when they went home had nosed the Pirates out of fifth position. Stallings has certainly braced the team up and it is up to the Hub fans to show substantial encouragement. The Pirates have not shown anything out of their usual offerings this week. Bos ton trimmed them handily, but the Pirates awoke long enough to grab one game from the Giants, before leaving for Cincinnati. Catchers Kelly and Simon are on the re pair list having sustained injuries and this threw the burden wholly on Gibson, who is just out of splints. They have obtained the services of Coleman, of Davenport, la., to fill the breach. The Cardinals continue to fritter games away by poor pitching. Two recuits, Griner and Perritt, are their only winning slabmen. It is said Huggins is tiying to secure Cy Morgan from Kansas City. Cy is having a comeback season in the minors but it is doubtful if he could fool the major batsmen very long. Connie Mack should have some fame as a prophet. Right at the start of the season, mind you, he opined that the Athletics would win in a canter and lo and behold they are doing that very thing. Of course, there is Cleveland not over five or six games behind but that is a good safe margin. The Athletics are now on their second trip and will not return home until the latter part of July. Cleveland is still pounding away at all opposition and it is good to behold the Naps fighting tooth and nail fashion. The old listless stuff has all been cut out. The club met stiff resistance at Boston but managed to split even in spite of the rough stuff sprung by the Red Sox. The Boston men had not forgotten the first mauling they received when in Cleveland, and they took ample revenge by blocking off the Cleveland runners. Chapman, the star shortstop, was badly spiked by Carrigan. Olson was spiked by Engle, and Lajoie was nearly put out of business by Joe Wood who hit him with a pitched ball. Washington is scrapping along gamely, but Griffith has about given up hopes of a pennant. Instead he will be well satisfied to finish one, two, three, and probably four. The fans are supporting the team in good style and Walter Johnson seems to have got going again, that is, if he ever stopped. He won a game against Detroit the other day 3-0, when his own team only got one hit. That was a three ply bingle delivered by Gandel just after two of his compatriots had been given passes. De troit was able to collect but two hits during the game. Hal Chase seems to be doing better work for the White Sox than for some time past. His batting is hard and timely and as a fielding first baseman he has no superior. The Sox are just staying in the first divi sion. Ping Bodie is delivering some of those famous fence busting wallops nowa days. Russell and Schalk are the winning battery for the Hose just at present, though Big Ed. Walsh hasn’t forgotten how to pitch, by any means. Detroit, St. Louis and New York will probably finish in the order named altho New York may be able to reverse positions with the Browns before the season ends. Detroit has picked up some classy young sters but they will hardly develope enough to pull the team out of second division this season. The Browns are not playing their best for some reason altho it is not the pitchers’ fault. Chance has the Highland ers going at a much better pace than here tofore and stands a good chance of pulling out of last place. Latest Baseball News Following are the percentage tables of the three leading leagues up to and includ ing Tuesday’s games: American Association Won. Lost. Pet. Columbus 3S 26 .594 Milwaukee 41 30 .577 Louisville 34 32 ’515 Paul 32 31 .508 Minneapolis 33 33 599 Kansas City 35 35 *SOO T01ed0..... 28 39 .418 Indianapolis 24 39 .381 National League Won. Lost. Pet. Philadelphia 37 17 .685 New York 34 22 .607 Brooklyn 30 25 .545 Chlca g° 32 28 .533 Pittsburg 27 32 .458 Boston 24 32 .429 St - Louis 25 35 .417 Cincinnati 21 39 .350 American League Won. Lost. Pet. Philadelphia 43 15 .741 Cleveland 40 24 .625 Washington 34 28 .548 Boston 31 27 * .534 Chicago 34 31 .533 Detroit 26 40 .394 St. Louis 25 43 .368 New York 17 42 .288 Northern League Winona 37 20 .649 Superior 33 20 .623 Minneapolis 35 24 .593 Duluth 32 23 .582 Grand Forks 28 33 .459 Winnipeg 27 32 .458 St. Paul 20 36 .357 Virginia 15 39 .278 The following is the program rendered Sunday, June 22nd. Rev. J. McCoy offici- ating March- Pianist Opening Selectioln “Holy, Holy, Holy” Congregation Invocation Chaplain Gloria Congregation Hymn—“l Love to tell the Story”...Congregation Scripture Chaplain Duet and Chorus —Selection Chorus Prayer Chaplain Quartette—"Let The Lower Lights Be Burning” Quartette Sermon Chaplain Hymn—“He Leadeth Me” ..Congregation Benediction Chaplain March Pianist Chapel Programme. Old Prison: For Sunday, June 22nd, Father Corcoran officiating: March:—Spirit of Liberty J. Wadsworth Orchestra Waltz: —When Irish Eyes Are Smiling R. Ball Orchestra Hymn—Jesus Lover of My Soul .Congregation Scripture Reading Chaplain Waltz:—l’ll Love You Sweetheart Sue P. Levy Orchestra Prayer - Father Corcoran Gospel Reading Father Corcoran Sermon Father Corcoran Hymn -Pass Me Not Congregation March—The Steel King F. J. StClair Orchestra L. W. Bureha rd, Director. WRITING NOTICE. All inmates are hereby re quested, when writing', to place their register number and pag'e number on the up per rig'ht hand corner of the envelope, in the space to be covered by the stamp. The pag'e number will be found written with a lead pencil on all incoming' letters. Com pliance with this request will cause letters to be mailed at an earlier date. Number of Inmates at Old Prison 623 Number in First Grade 391 Number in Second Grade 205 Number in Third Grade 27 Received during week 38 Discharged ; 3 Paroled 0 Last Serial Number 4223 Number of Inmates at New Prison 428 Number in First Grade 271 Number in Second Grade 144 Number in Third Grade 13 Total Population of both prisons 1051 Cell Changes:—l4B-3rd; 107-205; 130- 107; 101-395; 257-15; 444-336; 47-3rd; 385- 411; 387-413; 389-415; 97-410; 98-50; 100- 407; 103-405; 105-403; 52-401; 386-412; 388-414; 390-416; 50;409; 99-408; 102-406; 104-404; 39-402; 21-357; 267-21; 446-432; 447-431; 91-97; 101-91. Cell Changes:—399-376; 114-29; 71-3rd; 326-113; 274-391; 298-3rd; 113-120; 208- 3rd; 321-297; 97-CC; 302-114; 391-208; 360-504; 246-274. Chapel Programme POPULATION NEW PRISON. OLD PRISON.