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ghc prison IJXimrr. WEDNESDAY, MAY 30. 1888. PRISOK OFFICIALS. INSPECTORS. A. K. DOC ... Stillwater. JOHN F. NOKKISH Hastings. EDWIN DUNN Kyota. RESIDENT OFFICIALS. H. G. STORDOOK Warden. J. A. WESTBY Deputy Warden. JOHN COVER Ass't Deputy Warden. FRANK BERRY Clerk. H. E. BENNER Steward. W. H. PRATT Physician. y. Jl. HALI. Hospital Steward. W. H. H. TAYLOR Storekeeper. J. H. ALBERT Protestant Chaplain. M. E. MURPHY Catholic Chaplain. MRS. JOSEPH CAYOU Matron. GUARDS’ REGISTER. Y. T. COYER Usher. M. B. JOHNSON Hall Guard. M. C. COLLIGAN Day Cell Room Guard. SAMUEL BLOOMER Day Cell Room Guard. A. C. PARSONS Night Cell Room Guard. W. W. HALL Night Cell Room Guard. A. W. ROWE Night Cell Room Guard. JOHN DEG AN Night Cell Room Guard. FRANK BURGLUNI) Gate Guard. HANS ERICKSON .. - Gate Guard. JOHN NUNAN Guard Shop A. ROYAL C. ORFF GMard Shop B. HEBER CHASE Guard Shop C. ANDREW MEEHAN Guard Shop I>. BEN. CAYOU Guard Shop F. HENRY J. JENKINS Guard Shop G. E. G. CROSS Guard Shop H. FRANK CARD Guard Shop I. O. B. JOHN-ON Guard Shop J. HENING LONGIiEN Guard Shop L. F. M. BORDWELL Guard Shop M. CHARLES. P. AUSTIN Wall Guard. GREENLEAF DORK Wall Guard. W. A. MORGAN Wall Guard. P. J. MURPHY Wall Guard. JOHN S. MAY Wall Guard. BETLOFF JARCHOW Wall Guard. L. B. GOLDSMITH Night Guard. IVORY E. MeKUSICK Night Guard. NELS D, CARLSON Night Guard. O. B. JOHNSON Yard Guard. HEBER CHASE Relief Guard. LOCAL PICKINGS. —Mr. Will Cro>s», of Amboy, Minn., was visiting his uncle. E. G. Cross, last week. —Thomas Alexander and family left last even ing tor a Tisit to their eastern friends. —u. B. Johnson will act as guard in the paint shop during Mr. Alexander’s absence. —The regular monthly meeting of the board of prison inspectors will be held Friday, June 2. Heber Chase is temporarily acting as guard in shop C, in place of Stephen Reed, resigned —C. D. Baker and wife, Fergus Falls, visited the family of Warden Stordock the first of the week. —No charge is made for THE MIRROR to new arrivals, reports to the contrary notwithstand ing. —lnspector A. K. Doe attended chapel services Sunday, and it is evident that he has the best in terests of the inmates at heart. —The shops shut down to-day, in order to give the members of the G. A. It. an opportunity to participate in the memorial exercises. —Usher V. T. Cover has been nursing a sore eye for the past few days, and now his facial beauty is enhanced (?) by a pair of green glasses. —The new Sunday suits were being distributed the first of the week, and hereafter no inmate will have cause to stay away from chapel for want of a “Sunday suit.” —Mr. and Mrs. Joseph Fenwick, ot Chicago, arrived in the city Tuesday, and will spend the sammer with their daughter and son-in-law, Mr. and Mrs. Frank Card. —There were four new arrivals the past week, two from Ramsey county for one and two years respectively; one from Wabasha for two years, and oae from McLeod for one year. —Maj. T. M. Newson of St. Paul is to make the memorial address at Stillwater to-day before the G. A. R. exercises in the opera house. The program will begin at 2 o’clock and will include recitatioas and singing. —DeWitt R. Young, who left Stillwater a few weeks ago to accept the clerkship of the Paxton House, Omaha, Neb., has resigned, and will (as sume similar duties at the Windsor hotel, Minne apolis, about the first of June. —The holes to admit the electric wire to each cell are nearly all drilled, and as a portion ot the wire has arrived, the work of stringing it will be poshed with all possible despatch. It is expected the work will be completed inside of three weeks. —During the month of April there were received from the various state courts 20 prisoners, and 13 were discharged. Only 0 were received the pres ent month and 20 were discharged. Total number May 30, 423. Number in hospital, 6. —A visit to the various shops Tuesday morning disclosed the tact that all were crowded to their full capablty, except the paint shop, where work is a little slack at i resent, though they expect a rush in a few days. In the engine shop Foreman Sutton informed us they were turning out three machines a day, which is a larger number than was ever made before. —As a part of the 4th of July program, we would suggest that some of the National and other airs be sung by a picked choir of the inmates. There are a number of “warblers” whose extreme mod esty prevents them from joining the chapel choir, who might be prevailed upon to favor us on a National holiday. Some practice, however, would be necessary, and we respectfully submit this suggestion to the “powers that be.” TOTSfI —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 185*!. We desire, through the columns of THE MIRROR to call the public’s 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 a»d hanging lamps. Crandall & Barclay. —Thursday forenoon, a team belonging to F. H. Lemon & Co . which was attached to a stone drag on which some inmates were loading, stone, be came frightened because of the drag striking their heels, made a dash down the main street in the direction of the main entrance gate, through which they went as though it had been a wooden wicket, taking the drag with them. They ran south on North Main street to the St. Paul house torner. where they were stopped, but again break ing away they ran south till they divided on a telegraph pole, both being thrown to the ground. On regaining their feet, one ran into a stable and the other was captured near the Union depot; the former escaped uninjured, but the latter received severe wounds in tlie head as he dashed through the heavy iron gate at the prison. At the time of their start, Mr. F. H. Lemon was holding one of them by the bits, but seeing that if he held on he was liable to be thrown under the drag, thereby making a job for the coroner, he wisely loosed his hold on the horse's bridle, remarking afterwards to the reporter, that “the horses could be replaced, but there were no more Frank Lemons lying around loose.” As there is an almost incessant stream of pedestrians passing the gate on the out side, and as they could not have sten the llying team until it would have been to late to escape, it seems almost a miracle that no one was injured. The gate was somewhat damaged, but was soon repaired. —We have before remarked that the path of the editor was not strewn with roses, but we nave be come callous to the threatening mumblings of the spring poet; the man whose last article on the "egg-problem” was waste-basketed; the man whose digest on “How to get in and how to Keep out of the hole” was indefinitely laid under the table—by whose cells we were wont to flee with eyes distended and each individual hair on our old-gold head erect, in order to escape a broad side from their pivotal tongues; trifles which used to take away our appetite have now become a tonic—in fact, it has become necessary to our health aDd well being to have several battles on hand, and our sweet repose would be disturbed without a daily withering glance from the man who says ”lt is a cold day when I don’t know more than that ediror,” or an occasional “blowing up” from the I*. M. But the straw which has broken the “camel's back" came from an unex pected source. Last Sunday, after making our morning devotions before the plate mirror which adorns the marble sideboard of ourpalatial abode, we donned our Sunday coat and essayed to transfer our Christmas-gift silk “bandanna” to the recep tacle provided tor it under the left arm-pit of said garment. But it wouldn’t “rec-ep.” An exami nation disclosed the fact that one of the laundry maids had stitched up the pocket. \Ve then tried to button our Prince Albert, when to our dismay we found the button-holes sewed up: A few dex terous strokes of a pen-knife helped us out of this dilemma, and we wended our way to chapel with a mind as calm and serene as the bosom of a tiny lakelet on a cloudless summer day; but are at a loss to account for this "cruel joke" from the laundry maids. They have never flooded us with “Odes to the Moonlight.” nor with recipes how to make creamery butter out of hog fat and gristle, consequently there are no ghosts of rejected MSS. to haunt our fitful slumbers. The desire to make the editor's life a “pleasant” one seems to be infectious, and the laundry-maids are certainly entitled to have a ’’finger in the pie.” We shall continue to send our clothes to the laundry, just the same. The subject of Rev. Albert's discourse Sabbath morning was the Lord’s Prayer. All the petitions except that on which the sermon two weeks ago was preached, were treated in their order. In the course of his address he said: “The Lord's Prayer embraces every thing within the range of human needs. With one exception all of its pe titions may be found in the Old Testament; but this one may be its life. Let us suppose it all to be found there—Christ came not to give truths, but to give life. “ ’Our Father’ is not found in the Old Testament. The Jews did not reach the thought that God was their Father. We are the offspring of father and mother; God is representative of the entire pa renthood. The Jew's idea of a king was very dif ferent from our idea. To them the king was an absolute monarch and they the subject slaves. See the advance in the ideas of Christ, teaching that we are the children of a common Father, and He is ever watching over us. Had Christ sent no other idea out. but let this be accepted, and it would revolutionize the world.” He devoted a short time to the explanation of the several petitions contained in the prayer,show ing the significance of a name as representative of a certain meaning, throughout the bible. This fact explains many supposed contradictions and inconsistencies. The lines between duty and ambition, honor and love, hatred and forgiveness, were plainly drawn; and strength, which man ever feela the need of in bearing the ourdens of life, was declared to be in the Father of all. Without hearts there is no home. iTT> Sunday Services*. Answers to Correspondents!. Hereatter all inquiries will be answered under this head. All communications must be addressed to “The Duke,” care MIRROR, and must be ac companied by the writer's name, address, and size of shoes worn; not necessarily for publica tion, but to enable us to distinguish Chicago people from others. lam oppressed with an enormous amount of leanness. Can you tell me how to decrease it? JUMBO. Certainly. Jumbo. Address a note to 403, care MIRROR, and you will receive the required infor mation. Who was the author of the following lines: “Sic Semper Magginnis, Tomatoes Gowanus.” POPULI. These lines are from one of the greatest frau warriors know to history, Alexander the Goat, and were addressed to his soldiers before the battle of South Mountain, and mean “If you love me as I love you, we’ll carry the banner all night.” Is It the polite caper for a lady to take a seat from a stiange eentleman in a street car? MAGGIE. Hardly, Maggie. In the first place it is not proper for a lady to tustle with anyone for a seat in a street car, or anywhere else, and in the sec ond place, it ie dangerous to tackle a strange per son; but if you think you can get away with the seat. why. all right. Was April 10, 1*! < .*2, a lucky day? HOROSCOPE. Decidedly not! Every one that was b< rn on that day has died, and besides no one who was living on that day ever knew anything about the type writer, .1. 1,. Sullivan, the Tariff, Mrs. James Brown Potter, the Telephone, or in fact any of the inventions we are proud of to-day. Is t ruth stranger than fiction? V. YOUNG. Strange as it may seem this is nevertheless true. You must be VERY YOUNG or you would know that truth is one of the greatest strangers of mod- ern times. I have read in our American Society Journal that "Mrs. de la Murphy gave a luncheon to her married daughter, who has just returned from Europe.’’ Does this imply p'liilanthrophv? MEXICAN GIRL. No; this is quite common in the United States. There are tome mothers who do not devote all their time to the heathen in foreign lands. What is the difference between a convict and a parrot? CITIZEN. This is a conundrum, and cannot be answered in this column. Address L. C., care MIRROR, tor the desired information. He Pleads* for Liberty. A tramp printer was arrested at Salina, Kan., recently, for an error of judgment. After wearing oft the effects of imported bourbon, he writes as follows to the mayor of the city: In the Bastile, Selina, Kan. To His Honor the Mayor—Sir: A :ew days since I visited your beautiful city with a view of making it my future home. Many of your leading citizens evidently desired lhat 1 remain, as the fact that 1 have been tlieir involuntary guest against my most solemn I rotest, furnishes most ample testimony. I am not a deep-dyed criminal. lam simply a victim of mathematical inaccuracy ;a clerical error, so to speak.) in that 1 over-estimated the capacity of my “tank." The liquor I found here was of a better quality than that 1 found at Junction City, hence the disastrous effect u| on my system. lam more than pleased with my boarding-house but I do not desire to cause you further expense. The money the city is paying out for my keep and board might be used for many other purposes; you might use a portion ot it in subsidizing a morning newspaper to boom your town; you could give it to the poor; raise the salary of city officers; anything, I do not need it. 1 can rustle. Just now lam out of to bacco—the saddest of calamities. Owing to a de pleted exchequer. I am liable to remain so—the thought is maddening.' Could I but roam at will over our boundless prairies, this state of things need not exist. I can not raise sl2 in here. I can’t raise twelve cents. For sl2 you keep me your involuntary guest for 36fi days. It will cost the city the snug sum of s2l!*. *>o. It is not a good investment. Don't look upon me as criticising the managers of the city finances. I only speak from the point of view of a private temporary resident. Then again my "morals” are becoming sadly corrupted by association with gentlemen whose sole occupations seem to be playing “cheq uers with their noses," “solitaire" and talk of he roes of yellow-backed literature such as “Red Headed Rube; or, the Blood Drinking Terror of Opolaque;” “Tommy the Tough; or the Boss Boot Black of Boston; Short Card Si; or, the Story of a Four Card Flush.” Every time 1 hear or see these thing! it brings the blush of maidenly modesty to my alabaster (not adamantine) cheek. To one whose whole life has been spent in the pure and elevating air of a newspaper office, and as a court reporter, surronnded by brilliant minds, bright and witty writers, learned and sedate advocates of the law, who, in every turn in life, has run aganst great chunks of wisdom and learning, this confinement is undoubtedly hard. Still I do not complain. All great men have suffered from ad vocating their propositions before the world was ready for them. Ed. Vail is in jail for trying to prove that under certain circumstances a half gal lon man can hold a gallon and a half of whisky. By nature lam a nomad. I have seen much of the world. In a few days more a desire will seize me to extend my field of observation. You are not the man who would allow an obstacle to re main in the way of my following out my desires. Only have me released and my dainty footsteps will bound from the velvety grass of your city with all the haste ar.d grace of a John rabbit. But seriously, your Honor. I want out. Free dom once gained, 1 can make my way to Denver, where I can secure employment. 1 have no mon ey. and I have no means of raising any. There is no possibility of my ever being able to pay my fine. 1 nave some friends, but, like me. are poor. .Respectfully yours, E. E. VAIL. Convict* Arc Not Lazy. Editor Mirror The prison labor question is becoming a subject of serious debate in this country. It seems that ttie present system of employ ing the convict is unsatisfactory to the laboring classes and manufacturers who have to compete with prison productions. These demand that tin* convict shall be em ployed in such a way as not to compete with free labor. How we are to be em ployed or the price that should be paid for our labor is not for us to debate, for we are virtually the slaves of the state, and may be disposed of as it wills. But as we have a “voice,” impotent though it may be, we rise to protest against the unjust accusation of laziness charged against us in the United States congress, a few days ago, by one of its members in an argument opposing a bill proposing a change in the present system of employing convict labor. The same argu ment is used by others, and they assert that the proposed change would bring about a state of idleness in the prisons. However that may be we know not. but when they say this is a condition wished for by the convict they are mistaken or wilfully mis leading for file purpose of arousing preju dice against the proposed change, by mak in it appear as pandering to the depraved and slothful desires of the universally de spised convict, and make the penitentiary sought as a place of desirable residence by persons of inert proclivities. The convict, and every one familiar with prison life, knows that enforced idleness would be the most ruinous curse that could be put upon him. So long as he is not taxed beyond his powers of endurance the convict prefers to do the most menial work rather than re main idle. We have many faults, hut as a class we are not lazy, as our keepers will attest. For the mere sake of giving force to their arguments, men will charge us as a whole with monstrous attributes one in a hun dred does not possess. It makes no differ ence how little criminal a person may have been, once a convict he is graded with the vilest of humanity, and becomes the help less victim at whom the misanthrope may tire the shafts of pent-up hatred without danger of being called down. * It All Came Back. “Some clothes to-day?” lie asked, as a young man halted before his place on Jeffer son avenue and began stroking the right hand leg of a pair of pants. “Do you remember me?” was asked in reply. • ’Vhas dere sometings wrong, my frent?” “Don’t you remember? I was here and bought a coat of you last fall?” “Last fall. Ylias dot coat all right?” “You asked 86 for it and I gave you So. It was a Prince Albert. You remember, don’t you?” “Vhas dere some moths in it? Did it fade out?” “I asked you if you remejnbered me? While we were talking the fire engine went by.” “Did somepody say dot coat vhas not wort tree dollars?” “Do you remember or don’t you?” “My frent, did some crock come off on your liands in a wet day?” “No. sir. The coat was all right and worth the money, and now I want a pair of ” “Vhas it all right! Kememper you! Cer tainly I do! Does tire engines vhas going py, und I give you shange for ten dollars, und you asked me where to buy a refolver, and you almost buys a sachel of me. Ke memper you? Vhell, I shall smhile if I don’t! How you vhas? Come inside. I vhas just wondering oafer you, and it pleases me dot you vhas in goot health. How odd dot I don’t shake hands mit you a hull block avhay.”—Detroit Free Press. A Convict’* Pride and Honor. There was a most remarkable occurrence at the penitentiary the other day which has no parallel in the annals of that institution. Some months ago a young white man from a western county was convicted of horse stealing and sentenced to the penitentiary for five years. He applied to the supreme court, and, pending its decision, gave bail. The supreme court affirmed the judgement and the man was resentenced. The sheriff had made preparations to bring him to the penjtentiary to-day, but the young fellow, who is a man of good family and high spirited, could not bear the idea of being taken to prison in irons, so last night he started for this city and arrived on an early train this morning. He went at once to the penitentiary and stated who he was. He was taken in charge, and when the sheriff arrived he found the prisoner, to his great astonishment, dressed in his convict garb and a full-fledged convict.—Raleigh Special.