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WEDNESDAY, SEPT. 14, 1887. PKISOX OFFICIALS. - INSPECTORS. K. G. BUTTS Stillwater. JOHN F. NOURISH Hastings. LIBERTY HAUL Glencoe. RESIDENT OFFICIAUS. 11. G. STOKDOCK Warden. J. A. WKSTBY Deputy Warden. JOHN COVER Ass’t Deputy Warden. FRANK BERRY Clerk. H. K. BENNER Steward. W. H. PRATT Physician. F. H. IIALJ. Hospital Steward. GEO. P. DODD Storekeeper. W. S. MATTHEW Protestant Chaplain. M. E. MURPHY Catholic Chaplain. MRS. SARAH McNEAL Matron. GUARDS’ REGISTER. W. H. H. TAYLOR Usher. GEORGE C. McNEAL Hall Guard. M. C. COLLIGAN Day Cell Room Guard. W. W. HALL Nignt Cell Room Guard. CHARLES. P. AUSTIN.. .Night Cell Room Guard. A. C. PARSONS Night Cell Room Guard. FRANK BURGLUND Gate Guard. O. B. JOHNSON Gate Guard. JOHN NUNAN Guard Shop A. ROYAL C. ORFF Guard Shop B. STEPHEN REED Guard Shop C. ANDREW MEEHAN Guard Shop D. FRANK CARD Guard Shop F. HENRY .1. JENKINS Guard Shop G. K. G. CROSS Guard Shop H. W. WELLS Guard Shop 1. T. W. ALEXANDER Guard Shop .I. M. B. JOHNSON Guard Shop L. F. M. BORDWELI. Guard Shop M. SAMUEL BLOOMER Wall Guard. JOHN S. MAY Wall Guard. W. A. MORGAN Wall Guard. P. J. MURPHY Wall Guard. BEN. CAYOU Wall Guard. DETLOFF JAItCHOW Wall Guard. L. B. GOLDSMITH Night Guard. JOHN DEGAN Night Guard. NELS D, CARLSON Night Guard. HEBER CHASE Relief Guard. ANNOUNCEMENT. It is hereby announced that every Officer in con nection with tnis institution, (who will kindly as sist us,) is an agent for THE PRISON MIRROR, and is fully authorized to receive nnd solicit sub scriptions for same, !rom any and all sources. Notice. Those resident subscribers who return their pa pers to this office to be mailed to their friends are cautioned against writing anything on the margin except the name of the sender, as more' than this is in violation of the U. S. postal laws’ Several papers thus written on were returned the past week, and as we could not mail them they were consigned to the waste basket. LOCAL. PICKINGS. —Mrs. Carman paid a brief visit to the prison Saturday. —The new library books will be ready to issue as soon as catalogues can be printed. —The rain of the past few days has interferred materially with the work on the new sewer. —Harold Barclay and Pat Kehoe, city, and Jas. Hickey, Washburn. Wis.. were among the library visitors last week. —The editor returns thanks to Mrs. Sybrilla Lough, our faithful organist, for the beautiful and fragrant boquet presented Sunday. —Dr. S. B. Parsons, St. Louis, and Geo. VV. Hard, Nyack, N. Y., visited the prise n last week, and became subscribers to THE MIRROR. —Misses Minnie Whitlield, Grace L. Kiester, Blue Earth City and Laura Rose, St. Paul, were among the numerous callers at the library last week. —Work on the new solitary has been indefinitely postponed, the funds available being more appro priately used in much needed improvements in other quarters. —The laundry has been thoroughly renovated during the past week, considerable new plaster ing having been put on, and the entire depart ment whitewashed. —Mrs. Mary Quigley, of Amboy, Minn., is visit ing her brother, E. G. Cross, and took in the sights of the prison, including a friendly call at THE MIRROR office. Albert Ar.nis, convict, employed in the wagon shop, Monday, lost the first joint of the index linger of his rigid hand, by getting it caught in one of the machines. —The prison postoffice letter box has been changed from “S” to “B I.” Prisoners and others receiving mail at the prison snould bear this in mind in sending their address. —Mis. F. I. Gleason, accompanied by Mrs. Nellie Ransom and Mrs. Nellie Lawrence, Minneapolis, registred at the library lust Thursday, and also paid THE MIRROR a pleasant visit. —Those wishing cane heads or other articles engraved in a superior manner, are invited to “call” on or send to “No. J,” who guarantees satisfaction, both us to work and prices. —For some unexplained reason quite a number of the “boys” were minus a light last Wednesday evening, and in consequence were unable to pe ruse their favorite paper. THE MIRROR. —Ben Farley and daughter, Mrs. Cole, Mrs. Russell, Kittie and Burt, and Mr. and Mrs. E. G. Cross, invaded our sanctum yertorday and inves tigated the mysteries of the “art preservative.” —Negotations are in progress whereby the en. tire prison will be lighted by the American system 1 of incandescent electric light, as soon as the nee essary p’.ant can be provided and placed in po sition. —Goo. Harris, who has charge of the planers in the jobbing department shop had his hand crushed in one of the machines, last week, which will result in enforced idleness a couple of weeks. —About lifty visitors attended our chapel ser vices Sunday. The song services are becoming deservedly popular, and it is to be hoped that our excellent choir will favor us witli them more fre uuently. —THE MIRROR now goes to press Wednesday morning, instead of Tuseday, as at iirst, and the paper will hereafter be distributed in the prison Wednesday evening. Those wishing to have their papers mailed are requested to hand them to the postmaster Thursday noon. —C. A. Bennett, clerk of the district court of Washington county, entertained the gentlemen and ladies of the Yassclub, Wednesday evening, at the Northwestern hotel, and in commemora tion of his birthday anniversary was presented in behalf of the club with a gold chain and charm. —The time for putting out of lights has been elianged from 8:1(0 to !l o’clock, and the additional half hour thus gained for mental improvement, or to be devoted to the manufacture of various arti cles, by the sale of which many a poor fellow is enabled to be of assistance to loving wife or little ones, is but another evidence that the adminis tration have our best interests at heart. —Work in the various shops is about at a stand still. the sash and door department being about the only one that can be said to be doing anything. This is caused to a great extent by the order of Judge WcCluer for the sale of the Car Co. plant, as receiver Brown does not feel justified in mak ing preparations for manufacturing machines for next season’s trade until the affairs of the com pany arc definitely settled. —The Clinton Avenue Methodist Episcopal church, at a meeting on Wednesday night, passed resolutions expressing their high esteem of the late pastor. Rev. W. s. Matthew, now pastor of Grace church Stillwater, on the occasion of his soon leaving this state to accept the professor ship in an educational institution :;t Los Angeles, Cal. The society also made up a purse oi more than 8100 as a gift to Mr. Matthew. —St. l*uul Globe. —H. S. Simmons, one of the old settlers of this valley, was found dead in the loadwny four miles above Marine village at -1 o’clock Tuesday morn ing, September, 0. He was at St. Croix Falls that day for the purpose of hauling a load of household goocia to Marine, and on account of a washout in the road his wagon overturned and he was crushed to death beneath the load, which fell upon him. The accident is supposed to have oc cured in the early evening. —We aim to give satisfaction in prices and in quality of goods, in all departments of our busi ness and can. with pride, refer all strangers to onr customers since 1850. We desire, through the columns of THE MIRROR to call the publics’ atten tion to our stock, at all times now. modern, and by far the largest in the St. Croix Valley, of drugs, family medicines, lumbermen’s drug supplies, paints, varnishes, brushes, and beautiful parlor a:-:d hanging lamps. Crandall & Barclay. —’The Messers Holland Bros, Miss Holland, Mr, and Mrs. Twigley, Isaac Shipley and wife, Mr. Mc- Mann, of Holland & McMann’s circus, accompanied by the entire company, paid the prison a visit Saturday. Quite a number of the party found in our wliole-sould “Big” Jacobs an old friend and associate, and with wliom they left substantial to kens of their friendship, and left with the sincere wish that lie might soon be able to rejoin them —a wish that is seconded by every inmate of the prison. —Knute G. Stordock, brother of the warden, who has been here on a visit of several weeks, left for his home in Orfordville, Wis., last Friday, accompanied by Hospital Steward Frank Hall. Mr. Stordock, though only 24 years of age, was suffering from Bright's disease, supplemented by asthmatic and heart troubles, nnd his condi tion had become so critical that it was deemed advisable for him to return to his home. We sin cerly hope that Knute will rega n his lost health, though the serious nature of the troubles with which he is afflicted almost precludes such a pos sibility. —Guard Colligan has at last found the string at tached to the new gong. The plaudits of the en tire congregation echoed through the gilded vaults o: our Escoralian pile on Saturday morn ing as the music of the new instrument broke up on its ears. The management does not think it dignified to be dependent upon the charity of the N. W. M’fg. & Car Co. for old circular saws to do the duty of gongs, and so the old saw—literally as well as poetically—which some ot us have "cussed” every morning for the last ten or twelve years has been tired. Bad luck to the old “incen tive to suicide.” —The old “locker,” iocatad in front of the main enterance to the cell room, was torn out last week to make more room for the mess-room boys in dishing-up. The only person who seems to take to heart this ruthless destruction of ancient “land marks” to make room for more modern conveni ences, is “Uncle Billy” Hall, who for several evenings after its demolition was unable to obtain his bearings without the aid ot a compass, and as the old locker was used as a “catch-all” for all odds and ends, it was rather amusing to see “Uncle Billy” start for the door of the locker and pull up in front of “35,’’ before he discovered hi? mistake. —Mf. Benner, prison steward, was greatly per turbed on Saturday morning. The attack came on sudden and in a very short time the excite ment became epidemic. A beautiful ily-back chronometer, valued at 8325 of which lie is the fortunate possessor, was missing from his pocket. Brief inquiry developed the information that lie had not been “touched.” but had carlessly left it in the lavatory under the receiver's office, where it was found by Supt. Chambers. Two boxes of elegant Flora del Fumas were distributed by the owner (THE MIRROR regrets that it can only state this oil hearsay), which he gratefully con sidered a cheap return for his luck. Sunday Services. The chapel sei vices were uirtisually interesting on last Sunday. Mr. V. C. Steward, editor of the Stillwater Messenger, gave a very effective ren dition of a selection from Garfield’s famous ora tion on Lincoln, wh ch Garfield delivered upon the occasion of the Lincoln memorial service at Washington. Mr. Sewards natural grace and.re fined delivery captivated the audience at once, and the memory of the scenes thus eloquently re vived stirred the emotions of the audience very deeply. Mr. Seward is entitled to our thanks lor his kindness. The singing was also good. Not a few tearful luces were seen among the “boys” as the beautiful notes of their fellows singing before them fell upon the ear. The choir was at a great disadvantage from lack of necessary practice to keep up the voices, bes'des one or two members suffered from cold and hoarseness. The boys made a creditable effort, however. Chaplain Matthew interluded the singing with earnest and appropriate remarks, which, accom panied with tender smile and undoubted evi dence of genuine sympathy and grace, made a good impression. The more we see of Mr. Mat thew the better we c m understand him, as he said in his first address to us, he had “coveted the place.” Let us not be afraid to think that “We shall know each other better by and by.” Seeing; is Knowing. Senator Sabin passed thiough the gales and across the “bridge of sighs” last week, and stop ping at the cane bazaar accosted the vender of canes: “How much are they?” asked the invincible senator. , “Oh. about a dollar and a half, if you please.” “They are all steel rods,” continued the cane man. “Did you make them?” “No. sir: they were made by convicts, however,” “How do you know there are steel rods in them?” “Oh, 1 saw the convict steal them,” said the young man in stripes. She senator handed over a trisp new two dollar treasury note and bowel his acknowledgments. Cabbage Corralled—Last Week's Bill of Faro. In an article on “A Day in Our Prison,” pub lished three weeks ago in THE MIRROR, the writer gave a partial statement of the daily diet. Among the delicacies mentioned was cabbage. In a subsequent issue two of our brightest lights— veritable condors of the feathery tribe —a coaple of birds of the most brilliant plumage, distin guished for the tropical luxuriance of their rav ishing color, whom a foolishly timed world has ruthlessly torn from the ethereal heights and caged in this dismal bastilo —put their pretty bills together and sweetly cooed to each other and murmured that cabbage was Dot rightfu.ly in the bill. They bad never had any cabbage—no, never! So they said in their joint communication which duly appeared in THE MIRROR last week. The writer of the article was questioned and lie em phatically affirmed that cabbage was all right. So the editor detailed a trusty reporter to note the daily diet for one week, and here is his report: Wednesday, Sept. T. breaklast, lrieil shoulder and fried potatoes, bread and coffee; dinner, fried sausage, brown piotatoes, gravy and bread; supper, piune sauce, bread and tea. Sept. 8. breakfast, hash, bread and coffee; dinner, fresli beef, stewed onions, stewed potatoes, bread; sup per, johnnycake, white bread and butter, tea. Sept. !>, breakfast, green peas and fried pork, coffee and bread; dinner, fiesh beef, gravy and stewed potatoes; supper, baked potatoes, bread and butter, tea. Sept. 10. breakfast, hash, coffee and bread; dinner, Irish stew, green corn boiled on cob; supper, hot rolls, but ter, tea. Sunday, breakfast, bread and butter, coffee; dinner, 2 p. m., roast beef, mashed pota toes, brown gravy, tea and bread. Sept. 12, break fast, stewed potatoes, fried shoulder, bread and coffee; dinner, boiled salt pork, cabbage and pickled beets; supper, fried potatoes, bread and tea. Sept. 13, breakfast, hash, coffee and bread; dinner, Irish stew, onions, beef ai.d potatoes; supper, bread, butter and tea. Warden Stordock has made a novel i.eparture in prison management by allowing the prisoners confined at Stillwater to print and publish a week ly newspaper. We can only hope, in wishing great success to this pliilanthrophic scheme, that wherever THE MIRROR is circulated in the future, this good deed of Warden Stordock shall be told to liis honor.—St. Vine »nt New Era. God always leaves our living blossom among all our withered hopes. Tlie Gamut oi’ Tliel’t. Editor Mirror. TII3 following clever table appeared in the Washington Post a long time ago. It is appropri ately called the “Gamut ot Theft” a»(i it explains itself; “Taking 81,000.000 is called genius; 8100,000 is called shortage; 850,000 is called litigation; 821,000 is called insolvency; 810,000 is called irregularity; 85,000 is called defalcation; 81,COO is called cor rupt on; 8500 is called embezzlement; 8100 is called dishonesty; 850 is called stealing; 825 is culled total depravity; taking a ham or a psir of pants, making war on society.” Let us and a few fashionable penalites for these crimes: Genius, a palatial residence in Montreal; shortage, regisnation and the sympathy of the di rectors; litigation, a new tr.al and a whack-up with your lawyers; insolvency, a settlement for twenty-five cents on the dollar; irregularity, an immediate requisition on your bondsmen; embez zlement, a quiet trip to Europe with a fast woman; dishonesty, three years in state prison; stealing, five yeais in state prison; total depravity, eight years in state prison: war on society, fifteen years in penitentiary. Should this fall under the eye of any hungry and naked thief we hope that lie will quit make ing war on society and become a respectable mem ber of the community, like Warden McGarigle and other wardens we read about. J. A. The Boy Makes the Mail. Many people seem to forget that character forms; that it is not something to ’put oil ready made with manhood or womanhood, but day by day, here a little and there a little, grows and strengthens until, good or bad, it becomes almost a coat of mail. Look at a limn of business— prompt, reliable, conscientious, clear-beaded and energetic. When do you suppose he developed these qualities? When lie was a boy. Let us see the way a boy of ten gets up in the morning, works, plays, and studies, and wj will tell you what kind of a man 112 will make. The boy who is late at breakfast, and late at school stands a poor chance to become a 1 rompt mail. The boy who neglects his duties, be they ever so small, and then ex cuses himself by saying “1 forgot.” *‘l didn’t think,” wGI never he a reliable man; and the boy who finds pleasure in the suffering of weaker things Will never be a noble, generous, kindly man—a gentleman. CHARLES F. KAZEH. Sept. 8. 1887. Somethin"' New, The latest novelty in newspaperdom, is THE PRISON MIRROR, of St I!water Minnesota, pub lished in the penal institution at that place. In his salutat >ry the editor says, in relation to its introduction, that “it is the first important step in true prison reform.” The paper is ably edited, bright and attractive, and will no doubt be pro ductive of good results, for in every reformatory of the kind are to be found men cf talent and scholarly attainments who can be made available. We wish THE .MIRROR the best success; we hope its example will be followed in otier prisons, and we cheerfully place it on our exchange list.— Press, Stockton, C.il. We clip from THE PRISON MIRROR an art ele, found 011 another page, giving a convict’s views of the part liquor has in producing that class of men to which lie belongs. lie says: “Careful inquiry among my fellow prisoners li; s shown me very conclusively that strong drink was either the di rect or indirect cause of their downfall.” Put this along side of the petition from the hundreds con fined in the state prison of Tennessee, who but recently sent out a petition to the citizens of the state to vote for the extermination of the saloon, and so make it easier for these weak ones to live, and you have an argument against the saloon that must convince any man with a conscience that the saloon is a crime against man, and any suppoit given to it, any coniproiii's with it, any share even llic remotest, is to have a part in the oveithrow of men and the making of criminals.— Free Baptist, Minneapolis. Selected for The Mirror. Helpful Thoughts. I only know that you cannot drift beyond His love and care. God writes straight on crooked lines. The heart of the definite, is iniinitelv kind. God loves to forgive. Though lie fall, yet shall he not he utterly cast down, for the L.-rd upholdeth him with His hand. Christ is watching. Christ cares. He sees all your efforts, will smile on all your patience, and will send you help in all your difficulties. lie who spends half an hour daily in the study of the Word, can never drift far fr«-m t.od. s promises are like brandies hung over the water, that His half drowned children may grasp them and keep them selves from sinking. Good resolutions are often like a loosely t : ed cord—on the first strain of tempta tion they slip. They should he tied in a hard knot of prayer, and then should be kept tight and firm by constant stretching Godwaid. If they slip or break, tie them again. God deals altogether with motives. He does not look at the number of times we fall, but how hard we try to get up.