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WEDNESDAY. OCT. 12, 1887. PRISON OFFICIALS. INSPECTORS. E. G. BUTTS Stillwater. JOHN F. NOURISH Hastings. MBERTY HAUL Glencoe. RESIDENT OFFICIALS. H. G. STORDOCK Warden. J. A. WESTBY Deputy Warden. JOHN COVER Ass’t Deputy Warden. FRANK BERRY Clerk. H. K. BENNER Steward. W. H. PRATT Physician. F. H. HARE Hospital Steward. GEO. P. DODD Storekeeper. W. S. MATTHEW Protestant Chaplain. M. K. MURPHY Catholic Chaplain. MRS. SARAH McNEAU Matron. GUARDS’ REGISTER. -,V. H. H. TAYLOR Usher. GEORGE C. McNEAL Hall Guard. M. C. CORRIGAN Day Cell Room Guard. W. W. HARR Nignt Cell Room Guard. CHARRES. P. AUSTIN.. .Night Cell Room Guard. A. C. PARSONS Night Cell Room Guard. FRANK BURGRUND Gate Guard. O. B. JOHNSON Gate Guard. JOHN NUN AN Guard Shop A. BOYAR 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. E. G. CROSS Guard Shop H. W. WERRS Guard Shop I. T. W. AREXANDEH Guard Shop J. M. B. JOHNSON Guard Shop R. F. M. BORDWERR Guard Shop M. BAMUER BROOMEU Wall Guard. JOHN S. MAY Wall Guard. W. A. MORGAN Wall Guard. P. J. MURPHY Wall Guard. BEN. CAYOU Wall Guard. DETROFF JARCHOW Wall Guard. R. B. GORDSMITH Night Guard. JOHN DEGAN Night Guard. NERS I), CARRSON Night Guard. HEBER CHASE Relief Guard. LOCAL PICKINGS. —Deputy Westby went to St. Paul Saturday. —The new steam kitchen is nearly completed. —The new boiler house is being rushed to com pletion. —Has anybody heard ‘from those woven wire mattrasses? —The guards' kitchen has received a new coat of paint and whitewash. —Work continues dull in all the shops except the sash and door department. —Geo. P. Dodd took a day off and went to call on Frances and Grover. Tuesday. —Krom present appearances the boys will not have to saw wood after snow falls. —“Our - ’ mess-room underwent a through cleaning, whitewashing and painting, Saturday. —Warden Stordock and family left last Satur day for a week’s visit to tlieir old home at ltotli say. —Jim Jacobs was mad all over (and that means a good deal) Saturday evening. "Just wait till awhile ago.” —M. H. Henrickson and H. H. Opsuhl,Minneapo lis. accompanied by M. A. Tnon, paid us an early Monday morning visit. —Sheriff J. 11. Cameron, of Breckenridge, brought over two prisoners yesterday, who will tarry with us one year. —()uite a numoer of the inmates have been en gaged on the street in front of the prison the last week laying pavenemt. —Married, in Duluth, Oct. 3, 1887, Mr. Charles A. Whitman to Miss Ethel E. llagadorn. At home, 31 West Fourth Street. —Work was lesumed last week on the new soli tary building, and it is expected the first tier of cells will be completed before snow flies. —Among those who called at the prison Mon day were Mr. ahd Mrs. W. A. Walter, Clifton, Minn., and Col. S. F. Stone, Minneapolis. —lf there is an inmate here whose right name is Win. Kinsella, lie will hear of something to his advantage by communicating with the warden. —Mrs. Geo. bow, Harry Row. city, and Misses Clara and Julia House, North Turner. Me., were among the numerous callers at the prison Satur day. —.l. H. Albert, pastor of the Congregational church, has been elected prison chaplain, and will enter upon his duties the first Sunday in Novem ber. —A telegram was received at the prison last evening, announcing the death of Knute Stordock, brother of the warden, at his home in Orfordville, Wis. —Mrs. W. 11. Carman, accompanied by Mrs. A. D. Wellington. Minneapolis, were at the prison Saturday, and paid THE MIRROR boys a pleas ant call. —About fifty citizens attended chapel Sunday, among whom were Mrs. Van Waters, mother of Dr. Van Waters, Miss Rou M. Hopkins and Mr. and Mrs. Charles Warner. —E. J. Roney and wife accompanied by Mrs. H. R. Wells. Preston, were among those who atten ded our chapel service Sunday, after which they paid a visit to the library. —The library returns thunks to Mrs. S. S. Rough for three books entitled “Tempest and Sunshine,” "Called Back,” and “It’s a Way Rove Has;,’ also twenty-five magazines and several papers. —Owing to an error in in the count of our press man, the forms of THE MIRROR had to be re turned, which will account for the delay of our mail subscribers getting their papers, last week. —The boys when sweeping out their cells imust be a little more careful in future and not flirt the dirt and water on the newly whitewashed walls. So says Mr. Colligan. “A word to the wise,” etc. —J. M. Smith. Dr. A. A. Ames, O. Plummer, Win. W. McClusky, K. H. Steele and Win. M. Brackett, were among the Minneapolitans who added their names to THE MIRROR’S subscrip tion list last week. —lt was our unfortunate 15-year-old Jimmy O’Niel who sent in the lines “I’ll be An Honest Man To-Morrow.” published last week, and not the famous "Sailor Jack.” author of “Hail to the Mirror,” as some of the boys have asserted. —Misses Mina Evans and Ida Hawley, and Arthur W. Bullard, Minneapolis, accompanied by J. C. Rhodes, Jr., visited the library the first of the week, and the two young ladies will here after get their prison news direct from THE MIR ROR. —Miss Grace Armstrong, Minneapolis; Miss Mattie Drum, White Bear Rake; Dr. J. W. Wes son and lady; Mr. and Mrs. O. H. Attwood, and Miss Christuin 11a nson, city, formed one of the numerous parties who regestered at the library last week- —Sheriff Swenson, of Minneapolis, brought over four unfortunates Saturday, one a lad of 1(1, who had worked for a heartless employer 21 days and was tendered the munificent sum of four dollars for his services. He “raised” the check to *l4. Result, live years. Justice! —Geo. Wilmot, Broom, lowa, and Clias. E. Finch, Whitewater, Wis.. delegates to the K. of R. convention at Minneapolis, came over and in spected the prison Saturday, which included a call on THE MIRROR. They wers accompanied by Clinton Merrick, of Forest City, lowa. —lf the laundry maid who "did up” the editor’s duster does not “reform” her method of applying the starch, he will be obliged to transfer his pat ronage to some other establishment. It took himself and the Basket fully —steen minutes, aided with a cold chisel, to pry open the pockets. —The appearance of the library is decidedly improved by the addition of some very pretty flowers donated by Mrs. H. G. Stordock, Mrs. John Scott and Misses Edna Chase and Scott. The rib boiis on the deer heads so much admired were pre sented by Mrs. S. S. Rough and Miss iuiura Rind holm. —Mr. Vincent T. Cover, brother of our efficient assistant deputy warden, is api ointed guardian of the “bridge of sighs,” vice Geo. C. McNeal. When he asks you for “your pass please” you need not be afraid. A pleasant, winning smile is easly drawn from under his mustache, and like bis worthy brother his official eye can beam kindness even in its most sharp expression. —Callers at the library Oct. 10: Charles Berg and wife. Red Wing: Alfred .Shields, Minneapolis; Thos. Henry, Brainerd; Mrs. .1. J. Mullen, Owa tonna; Misses Reny and Rosa Kuhn, Isaac I*. Bryenton, city; Mrs. H. H. Opsuhl, Minneapolis; Mrs. Hanson, Mrs. Thon, city; Judge Crosby. Hastings; M. Wood, Oshkosh; James Straclien, Barnesvelle; Mrs. F. W. Ra Pointe, Mrs. H. B. Grave, Mrs. I*. Thompson, Wilson, Wis. —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 our customers since 1850. We desire, through the columns of THE MIRROR to call the publics’ atten tion to our stock, at all times new, 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 asd hanging lamps. Crandall & Barclay. —The clerical-looking gentleman with the iron gray whiskers, who presided as guard on "the bridge of sighs” has been promoted to a higher position. He is now the monarch of a mansion high up on the wall, commonly known as wall station No. 2. Whether the heart-rending sighs of the poor mortals who pass across the “bridge” to change clothes for a time, or the want of fresh air undermined his nervous system or not we do not know, lie said it was air, and he now has the airiest place around the prison. —Assistant Deputy Warden Cover dosen’t take as much stock in promotions as he once uid. Rast Sunday night he snt by the bedside of his daugh ter, who was dangerously ill. Between two and three o’clock a neighbor’s dog howled mourn fully near a window of the sick room, continuing his hideous noise until the anxious watcher went out and drove him away. Thousands of good men and women who have tried all their lives to rid themselves of superstitious notions would feel their flesh creep under snch circumstances, unable to resist the thought that the dog MIGHT be sounding the death knell of the loved one. But the patient grew no worse, and Mr. Cover came up to attend his prison duties Monday. In the afternoon, however, he could not banish from his mind a feeling of anxiety and uneasiness, which was aggravated by a constant remembrance of the dog’s unearthly howling the previous night. At length he could stand it no longer, and after notifying the deputy he started for home, full of anxious forebodings, but on reaching his humble fireside hia depressions soon gave way to feel ings of gladness on seeing his patient much better and apparently on the road to recovery.—Still water Messenger. —The following visitors registered at the library last week: T. J. Hammer, Utica, Minn.: Mr. and Mrs. D. M. Brown, city; Mr. and Mrs. G. N. Mar ble, Miss Marble, Minneapolis; Miss Nellie Hob son, Red Wing; Miss Maggie Barry, Boston, Mass.; Miss Mary Mcßautlilin, Maggie Donovan, Ada Wall, city; J. K. Martin and wife, Emmettsburg, la.; Miss Rillie Hitchcock and Miss Raila Hitch cock, city: Miss A. Bridgman, Boston Mass.; J. A. Johnson. Harry Dainoth. St. Paul; Mr. and Mrs. J. N. Bronson, Baby Bronson, D. A. Chesley, city: C. E. Keeler, T. H. Parker, Jesse M. Parker, Miss Clara Brown. Rake Mills, la; E. H. Rong. Minne apolis; Mr. and Mrs. G. M. Nelson, Glencoe, Minn.: Marious Deßazare, Miss Vida Shepard, New York City; E. P. Woodward, Minneapolis: Miss Estelle May, Miss Ellen May, James Sibbitt, Ezekiel Reed, city: G. E. Woldron, Dodge Center: Judge Percy D. Smith, city; Jno. T. Milbank. Chillicothe, Mo.; Miss Raura Tanner, Mrs. S. Trask. I.ittle’ Falls; Miss Maggie Weekley, White Bear; Miss A. Patwell 4 city; Sheriff .1. P. Stempa, Watonwan; Master Willie Hall, city. Sunday at Our Chapel. Our services at the chapel on last Sunday will always be remembered as a bright spot in our prison life. Mr. Freeman preached a most in teresting and practical sermon from Ecclesiastes, 12:13; "Fear God and keep His commandments; for this is the whole duty of man.” Mr. F. evi dently thinks that an ounce ot common-sense talk put in a practical way is worth a ton of pretty, flowery, nicely-constructed but meaningless harraugue; and he may feel assured that, when ever he feels inclined to favor us again, we will give him a most cordial welcome. A new and enjoyable feature of the service was the instrumental music. Dr. and Mrs. Van Waters and Mr. Geo. Graham gave us a delightful treat. We won’t attempt to express our thanks for their kindness for we cannot do it. Only those in our position can experience the inexpressible feelings which the soul-stirring strains produced in us. We would be pleased to have a repetition, and hope that Dr. and Mrs. A’anWaters and Mr. Graham will favor us again at no distant day. A riiance to Aid An Unfortunate. There is now with ns. but who will leave us about Christmas time, an unfortunate who has had the misfortune to 10-e a leg, and it has been sug gested that a sufficent sum be raised among those of his less unfortunate brothers to purchase an artificial limb for him before his departure. He is in every way worthy, and we hope when the "boys” are called upon to contribute, that few, if any. will feel too poor to give something toward so good a cause. The cost of the limb will be about one hundred dollars, und will be purchased for him by the warden or some other official, so that we will know that the money contributed will be properly expended. We have never yet met with a miserly convict: on the contrary, they are generous to a fault, and we hope to see our brother go out on two legs, even if one is a “dum my.” “Mnsio Hath Uliarm Editor Mirror: As was shown in our chapel last Sabbath, not only one, two, or a dozen of our unfortunate breth ren were held in awe by the selections so beauti fully rendered by Dr. Van Waters and party, but I can safely say that all present were carried away on magnetic wings, leaving behind, for the time being at least, all soriows and cares. This was fully manifested by the unanimous and thank ful approval from the audience, when the deputy warden, at the close of the service, bid us hope for another visit from the doctor in the near fu ture. Adding to the effect produced by the music, the knowledge of the truth contained in the words spoken by the Rev. Dr. Freeman, 1 am convinced that while under this influence the most hardened sinner among us would reform. Our better nature being thus appealed to, why not cultivate the ef fect thus produced and walk forth from this | lace as MEN/ ( HAS. I*. MORTON. Oct. 1), 1887. “Ah! thanks.” The new catalogue. The libra ry is open again. What a j leasure. to be sure. What feasts in store! Epecurian? Oh! no. Intel lectual! The motto of the founders of the famous Edin boro’ Review,Brougham.Jeffries and Sidney Smith, was, "We cultivate literature on a little oat meal.” If the man is disposed he can, in the Minnesota penitentiary, cultivate literature on a few boiled beans. “Consider what you have in the smallest select library. A company of the wisest and wittiest men picked out of all civilized countries in a Ihonsund years, have set in the best order the results of their learning and wis dom. Will you go and gossip with your house maid or your stable boy when you may talk with kings and queens, while this eternal court is open to you with its society wide as the’ world, multi tudinous us the days, the chosen and the mighty of every place and time; Into that you may en ter always, in that you may take fellowship and rank according to your wish; from that, once entered into it, you can never be outca i but by your own fault.” So says Emerson, and a cursory examination of the new catalogue suggests its possibility e. on to the convict in the Minnesota penitentiary. On the very first page “Rossing’s Field 'Book of t’ie Revolution!” "Rife of Thurlow Weed!” “The Rise of the Dutch Republic!” What dishes for the intellectual gourmand. Here we may converse with bloody tyrants; commune with philosophers: Tlie Netv Catalogue. traverse the gilded empires of by gone ages; wan der among the stars and glittering orbits of the measureless universe: circle around the beautiful planets; fight the mighty battles of Napoleon; struggle with the fathers of English liberty; walk among the tombs ot kings and queens, dead these hundred years: Westminster Abby! where all the bloody saints and persecuted pliillosophers of old England lie mouldering in sacred dust. ••Oft have I ranged its gloomy aisles alone. Sad luxury, to vulger minds unknown.” Here Macaulay leads us to the execution of Charles, that hapless monarch. We see his head drop into the basket. The mob howls, that ter rible 1-ondon rabble: Cromwell ascends the throne and grasps th 9 reins with iron hand, and holds the fragments of Brittain together by the power of mighty genius. At last the great protector falls, too. We fight with the factions, and discuss liberty with fire and sword for a few hundred years, and cross the broad Atlantic and renew the struggle for life and liberty in the black forests, and among the rutlihos savages of an unknown land. Soon we come to George Washington, Alex ander Hamilton, Thomas Jefferson, John Adams, John Randolph, and join in the debates of that “assembly of demi-gods” and make the constitu tion, “the greatest work ever struck from the brain of man at a given time.” Then we have Webster, Benton, Calhoun, Henry Winter Davis, Henry Clay, and all the great expounders. We meet the new problem. We become acquainted with the "peculiar institution.” What is this cloud, this small spec on the hori zon of human history that presages such terrible storms? The old dead issues of the past trouble us no more. It is not conscience now, but color. “Equal r ghts of ARR men before the law.” Strange doctrine! Slavery sits enthrone!. It dominates pulpit, press and purple. Muster of' the legislature. Ruler of commerce. Arbiter of the presidential chair. Chief justice of the su- I rerne court. All powerful. Against the ques tioners it mutters curses, not "loud but deep.” No man dared raise his voice aguinst the divine institution. Dare not; What does the catalogue say: “Rife of John Brown.” "Wendell Phillips,” “William Rloyd Garrison,” “Charles Sumner,” “The Fifteenth Amendment,” “Jefferson Davis.” und “Grover Cleveland!” This is the story the catalogue tells. Hoc hie sinai, sic semper salera tus! Mr. Editor, it’s a great catalogue. If you don’t believe it ask Cole Younger. JUNIUS. Oct. 7. 1887. That Sunday is a long day in prison, and so is every other day. That if ignorance is bl'ss ’tis folly for Jim, Jacobs to monkey with the telephone. That prunes in themselves ure harmless, but in persons they are deceitful und liable to kick up a rumpus. That Gilbert and Geo. Harris did the heaviest day’s work last Saturday, that was ever done in prison. That it was not the carloads of wood which pro duced the heavy feeling about their sti machs, but the two suppers they ate. That Bose is the Minne>ota champion ratter. That more than 5003 of these pets of the ladies have taken their last bath in Rose’s patent trap. C That a “Dark” in the hand is worth a bush full “Turned Roose. (Continued deafening applause, "say it again,” from the galleries.) That Jim Younger (our 3rd class P. M.) is work ing for the possmaster generalcy. That we would like to eat Christmas dinner at home. That Jesse Alcorn did himself proud when he painted the library. That it is not far from whisky to Stillwater. That “Happy Al” is a long, loud dancer. How is it. Brown'? That a pardon sign3d is worth a bushel of prorn- That a woven wirJ niattrass and nightmares are strangers. (Note this, 137.) That we have a No. 1 choir. That our prison has lost a most worthy and ex cellent chaplain. That the darn dark, dreary, deathlike dungi on is a horrible, heinous, heathenish, hurtful, hope less hole. Eh, 25H; That if President Cleveland 1 kes this place we will swap with him and give him our good-firne money to boot. That when John Gilbert and Jimmy Jacobs leave the prison they will engage themselves to a “Dime Museum,” Jimmy a- the “Bearded Girl” and Johnny as his “Mamma.” That when we are released we will take up a claim and start a ranch where the “Dark” sings supreme and “Turned Roose” is a rarity. That any one who contradicts our claims may have our ration of prunes. A prison is u house of care, a place wli none can thrive, a touchstone true to Gy your friends, a grave for one alive; sometimes a place of right, sometimes a place of wrong, and sometimes a place of rogues and thieves and honest men among ’em. That which weakens one’s power or dwarfs his spiritual nature can never be sanctioned as an appropriate ani"sement. The physical life, the intellectual life, the spiritual life, in tlieir subtle relations, must enter into the problem of recreations, as mast also our brother's good.—S. 11. Virgin. tVe Claim