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Waupun Prison Light Newspaper Archives Apr 16 1892, Page 2

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Prison Light, The (Newspaper) - April 16, 1892, Waupun, WisconsinThe prison Light. The prison Light. T to epoch of Toft we Daw matter. P. B. Hajney pm two Boon the prison Light is published the first and third saturday of each month by of the Wisconsin state prison. It is the Only paper of the kind devoted exclusively to the reformation of the fatten. Correspondence invited from Thore interested in the Woik. Terms. .5 one year in Advance single advertising rates made known upon request. This paper stops when subscription expires. You will not be asked to pay for Sam ple or complimentary copies. Complimentary copies will be sent out to a few for a limited period. Address All communications and make orders payable to h. Baker editor prison Light Waupun wis. No work is done on this paper on state time. It is edited before and after working hours. How. State Board of control. Clarence Snyder president Ashland. J. E. Jones Portage. Or. J. L. Cleary Kenosha. Chas. D. Parker River Falls. Chas. Outing Manitowoc. W. H. Graebner Milwaukee. D. S. Comly Secretary Madison. Regular services in Chapel every sunday morning 9 a. U. Rev. T. J. Brown chaplain. Catholic services last sunday in each month 9 a. If. Father e. Allen official a a4 v meet san Chapel at close of regular service. Rev. T. J. Brown president a. Deford Nice preside it g. Ii. Colgrove corresponding Secretary. Pristou Yoke Fellows band meets Mon Day wednesday and Friday evening for Bible study. H. Baker Leader g. H. Colgrove assistant Leader. Instructions in the Catholic doctrine every thursday evening. Father e. Allen instructor. Night school every monday wednes Day and Friday evening. Rev. T. J. Brown principal assisted by fifteen in mate teachers. The last number of the Waif contains an elaborate article under the heading when the shackles have been from which we clip the following the enactment of some Law for the of the condition and prospects of sex convicts should pro vide for two sufficient sum to enable the prisoner to support him self while starting anew and a guar Antee of employment for a limited time after Lua Atli Money enough to enable him to go to a Remote part of the world and begin life anew far More than half the difficulties of Reform would be removed. But turned out As he is with Only Money enough to last him until he becomes desperate from hunger and Lack of employment the result is always inevitable and the same. Before a prisoner is liberated he should be allowed to fit himself for the life to which he is to return and he gradually relieved of prison restraints. Such treatment would soften the heart of the prisoner and mollify his feelings of bitterness and teach him that life of rectitude is Worth Liv ing. The discipline applied to him should be humane. It should per Mit him to earn before his release to make him partially inde pendent of the cold patronage of his fellow to his Honor and manhood instead of the unreliable Charity of society. The editor of a paper no matter How Small or insignificant the Sheet May a for every calamity that strikes the town whether it be the Grippe or the Bank cashier s Hasty visit to Canada the failure of the wheat crop or Jones experience with the Green goods sharper. He is blamed for what the paper does not contain and is censured for what is published. Id the last Issue of the prison Light appeared a poem printed As an orig Inal thought which since we have found to be a rehash of an article published at san Quintin some ten years ago. Several of our neighbors Are shocked to think that a paper sup posed to Champion Only the right would be guilty of stealing. Of course we have come in for our share of the condemnation brought upon us by a Young Man who ignorantly committed an act that he Little realized the enormity of. Harry is not educated knows Noth ing about the rules governing such things and when he changed the poem to suit his Case he Felt As though he was entitled to the credit. He did wrong and while we do not wish to shield him from the censure he deserves we do ask that you be a Little charitable remembering that you gentlemen have done the same thing and not through ignorance either. You Are Only wasting ammunition now. Take our advice train your guns on some High Tariff Organ the sleepy hollow news Pike county pickings Yazoo Helper or the Bla Tant Vitle blathers Kite. Our Purow is not a mud slinging one and we do not propose to lower our Standard by taking notice of every dyspeptic that comes along we still assert that Harry is striving to Lead a better life and while at times the Way May be dark he May stumble and fall but As Long As he manfully struggles to regain his foot hold puts Forth an Effort in the right direction we will not withdraw the hand of Fellowship and we will still believe he is sincere please read St. Matt i 14. Prison Yoke Fellows band. The object of this society is twofold. First. The study of god s word whereby we May become better acquainted and in closer communion with him who sets the prisoner free. Second. To serve our Savior by helping each other to be christians and leading our fellow prisoners to him the regular meetings will be held monday wednesday and Friday even i Iii Clung cacti la Cuicci is under obligation to give one fact contained in the lesson chapter with testimony evidence and proof to sus Tain the fact each member pledges himself to do whatsoever he can toward advancing the cause of christianity within the prison Walls to scatter Little seeds of kindness by the Way Side to help on a brother by a kind work or look or act the officers shall consist of an honorary president Leader and assistant Leader. Miss e. R Hyde of Hartford conn., the prisoners Friend to whom Manj members of this society Are indebted for Christian counsel and advice by a unanimous vote been elected honorary president this most Estee Mable lady is esteemed by our band beyond the Power of Mere words to express and As the passing Days continually bring More and greater evidence of her Noble and generous nature and sincerity of heart we Are More and More thankful unto god who sent her to teach us his will. Covenant. Trusting in the lord Jesus Christ for strength i Promise him that i will try to do whatever he would like to have me do that i will Pray to him daily read the Bible and just so far As i know How throughout my whole life i will try to live a Christian life. That each week unless hindered for a reason that i can conscientiously give my Savior for an excuse i will attend the regular meetings of this band and at least one Church service. That i will devote myself As i am Able to some form of Rescue work in co operation and Fellowship with this band. Name. Date. For the Benefit of those who Are for Ever harping on the failure of prison religion As a reformer we cheerfully give space to the following extracts from the letters of men who went out of this prison strengthened and sup ported by the hand of a divine father. Will be pleased to learn that i have come Forth a new a re generated being through Christ Jesus i am whole. Have never before Felt As i now do. On leaving Waupun i clasped the Savior s hand and by him i am safely led. Temptations do not now tempt and i for one attest the truth of those words whosoever will May come and blessed Are they which do hunger and thirst after righteousness Lor they shall Nii Eil have a Good 27, 1892, w. Another says i came Forth fully trusty in the lord for strength to overcome temptation and he is Ever by my Side. I am doing Well. Have steady 20, 1892, g. Another still testifies to the Power of god to keep the weak from falling. He says it has been somewhat of a struggle but god never forsakes us As Long As we try to do our Best. He has kept me from temptation he has saved me from Fulling again i will keep close beside 13, 1892, w. We have More such testimonies and will publish them from time to time As space permits we will Send the prison Light one year to any one who after read ing will mail their county paper to some friendless inmate. Send your address and name of county paper on a postal and we will give you the name of some Man who will appreciate your kindness. Notice. The inmates of this institution would to thankful for any Good read ing matter. Something to brighten the solitary hours such As Harper s periodicals youth s companions religious books or papers. Anyone having Back numbers and wishing to place them where they will be appreciated can do so by Forward ing them to the editor of this paper. Address All packages papers for distribution care editor prison Light Waupun Beatty s organs Tafft. Add Toen due v. Beatty How for the prison guard thine actions. When you meet with one suspected of some secret deed of shame. And for this by All rejected As a thing of evil Fame guard thine every look and action speak no heartless word of blame for the slanderer s vile detraction yet May spoil thy goodly name. When you meet a brow that s awing with its wrinkle lines of gloom and a haughty step that drawing to a solitary Tomb guard thine great sorrow made that one a spectre grim and the Sunset of to Morrow May have left thee like to them. When you meet with one pursuing paths the lost have entered in working out their own undoing with his recklessness and think if placed in their condition would a kind word be in vain or a look of cold suspicion win thee Back to truth again there Are spots that Bear no not because the soil is bad int that Summers gentle showers never make their bosoms glad. Better have an act that kindly treated sometimes with disdain than by judging others blindly doom the innocent to pain. Mrs. E. S. Selden Waukegan 111., april 2nd, 1892. Or. Editor your Light so Shine that every one in the institution seeing your efforts for the Mas Ter come to glorify our father in heaven. The Little paper has my Good wishes and my prayers and in the near future i will be glad to say a few words through its columns to my old friends the sincerely yours Victor Kutchin. It is with pleasure we give space for the above lines from our old Chap lain or. Kutchin who Laboured Faith fully find earnestly for the reclamation of the inmates of this institution for nearly thirteen years. We Are especially indebted to him for Many favors and words of encouragement when All our former friends considered us past redemption. At times we gave very Little Promise of Ever rising above the Low state in which we had fallen but the doctor s motto while there is life there is Hope encouraged him to labor on trusting in god for re sults. We Are glad to note the Doc Tor has not entirety forgotten us and promises in the near future to speak boys through the columns of the Light a treat we will much enjoy. Christian prison. Light is doing a work that is Benefi Cial to you and to every Law abiding citizen. It contains just the class of Reading to win the hearts of the Friend less prisoners. It advocates Reforma Tion not by fancy methods or modern discipline but by the blood of a crucified Savior our aim is to Pec this Little paper in the hands of at least 5000 prisoners. We Are Send ing out 600 free copies each Issue and would gladly do More if our Means justified us in so doing. Will you help us in this work we Are willing to carry the butt end will you make our Burden lighter by lift ing the top for we will Send 600 copies regularly to any prison in the u. S. Or Canada one year. For we will Send 250 copies one year. For we will Send 1000 copies Post paid to any prison in the u. S. Or Canada one Issue. Received for prison distribution or. M. A Mcmath Santa Barbara cal., unknown 2.0o Perry Bertram Fredonia n. Y. .60
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