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WEDNESDAY. AUG. 15, 1888. PRISON OFFICIALS. INSPECTORS. A. K. DOE Stillwater. jOUN F. NOKKISH Hastings. EDWIN DUNN Eyota. RESIDENT OFFICIALS. H. ti. STORDOCK Warden. J. A. VVKSTBY Deputy Warden. JOHN COVER Ass’t Deputy Warden. FRANK BERRY Clerk. H. K. BENNER Steward. W. H. PRATT Physician. F. H. HARD Hospital Steward. W. H. H. TAYLOR Storekeeper. J. H. ALBERT Protestant Chaplain. M K. MURPHY Catholic Chaplain. MRS. JOSEPH CAYOU Matron. GUARDS’ REGISTER. V. T. COVER Usher. M. B. JOHNSON Hall Guard. M. C. COLLIGAN Day Cell Room Guard. HEBKK CHASE 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 DEGAN Night Cell Room Guard. FRANK BURGI'UND ... Gate Guard. HANS ERICKSON Gate Guard. JOHN NUNAN Guard Shop A. ROYAL C. ORFF Guard Shop B. F. M. BORDWKLL Guard Shop C. ANDREW MEEHAN Guard Shop D. BEN. CAYOU Guard Shop F. HENRY J. JENKINS Guard Shop G. K. G. CROSS Guard Shop H. FRANK CABD Guard Shop X. T. W. ALEXANDER Guard Shop J. HKNING LONGREN Guard Shop L. G. R. RHOADES Guard Shop M. SAMUEL BLOOMER Wall Guard. GRKENLEAF DORR Wall Guard. CHARLES. P. AUSTIN Wall Guard. P. J. MURPHY Wall Guard. JOHN S. MAY Wall Guard. DETLOFF JARCHOW Wall Guard. I. B. GOLDSMITH Night Guard. IVORY E. McKUSICK Night Guard. NKLS D. CARLSON Night Guard. O. B. JOHNSON Yard Guard. SANFORD COX Relief Guard. LOCAL PICKINGS. —Only sixteen days more of contract labor, and then—what? —Sanford Cox an old veteran, has been appoint ed relief guard. —Gottfried Lis Saturday entered upon duty as guard at the prison. —Secretary of State Hans Mattson paid a visit to the prison Monday. —Cell changes: 215 to 485, 8 A to 2TB, 852 to 8 A, It A to 271 i, 20 B to 39 A. 445 to 9 A, 18 B to 29 B, 214 to 445. —W. H. Chase, assistant shipping clerk for the jobbing department, has been off duty the past week in consequence of illness. —Sam Bloomer, who has been seriously ill with inflamation of the bowls, was reported in a fair way of recovery Tuesday morning. Misses Mamie Dolan.Hattie Mahoney,St. Paul, and Belle Gallagher, St. Cloud, under chaperonage of Mrs. S, McClure, called at the prison last week. —Secretary H. H. Hart, of the board of charities and correction, accompanied by his sister, Mrs. Jus. A. Norris, of Sauk Centre, favored THE MIR ROR office with a call Wednesday. Mrs. H. G. Stordock will leave next Monday for her old home at Rothsay, where she will re main indefinitely until her much impaired health is sufficiently regained to warrant her return. Robt. (Jrear, an inmate employed at stone cutting on the new solitary. Friday suffered a frac ture of the second finger of the right hand, in consequence of which he is laid up for repairs. —Warden Stordock was in St Paul yesterday, in consultation with the governor and inspectors and a committee of Knights of Lubor, as to the best way of employing the inmates of this prison after Sept. 1. —Mrs. 11. B. Cannon and daughters Annie and Amie, and Master Charles, of Hutchinson, Minn., are visiting the sister of Mrs. C., Mrs. A. C. Par sons. and in company of the lattar paid a visit to the prison Thursday. —THE MIRROR was favored. Saturday, with a call from Mrs. Antionette V. H. Wakeman, editor of The Industrialist. Chicago, and a writer of considerable note. She was accompanied by her sister, Mrs. J, N. Searles. —Deputy Westby returned Saturday evening from his trip to Taylors Falls, having succeeded in purchasing 100 cords of dry oak and hard ma ple wood for use of the prison, the former at £4.50 and the latter at £5.50 per cord, delivered at the prison. —Mayor Seymour, of Stillwater, of the firm of Seymour, Sabin & Co., was in town yesterday. He thinks of locating his thresher factory in this place, so C. A. Parker says. Prison contract la bor is a thing of the past, hence the desire for a better location.—St. Paul Park Times. Aug. 4 —An item in Saturday’s Messenger stated that Gottfried Lis had succeeded officer .larchow as wall guard. This is an error. Mr. Jarchow will resume the duties which he has so long and faith fully performed as soon as he recovers from the illness which lias prostrated him the past few weeks. —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 1856. We desire, through the columns of THE MtRROB to call the public’s atten tion to our stock, at all times new, modern, and *>y far the largest in the St. Croix Valley, of drugs, family medicines, umbermen’s drug supplies, paints, varnishes, brushes, and beautiful parlor and hanging lamps. Crandall & Barclay. —Messers. C. P. Austin and M. B. Johnson paid a visit to the soldiers home, at Minnehaha, Sun day, and found 68 old battle-scarred veterans comfortably domiciled in the quarters generously provided by the state. They all seemed happy and contented with their surroundings. There were 14 absent on furlough, which would bring the number of inmates up to 82. —That huge piece of machinery which so many have stopped to ga/.e at the past few weeks while in course of construction, was finally completed last week, and proved to be a new patent brick machine with a capacity of 25.000 per day. It was tested Saturday and found to work x>erfectly, and Monday it was taken down and shipped to Minne apolis. It was manufactured for Mr. P. L. Simp son of that city, under the superintendence of Mr. J. N. Bronson, foreman of the machine shop, tnrougli whose kindness the editor secured one of the first brick turned out as a souvenir. They are dasies—the machine and brick. —The perambulator for the MIRROR last week took a stroll on the hill through Farmer Rose's garden. lie found the farmer at home busy among his vegetables, and he took delight in show ing the would-be-forager over his dominion. Farmer Rose is especially proud of his tomatoes, of which he has a large quantity and which prom ise an abundant yield, the vines being literally loaded, some of the specimens of this fruit now being as large as the p. f. t. m.’s two fists. Peas and radishes have "gone to seed,” corn will not be a heavy crop, potatoes are prolific, the first sale being made to Steward Benner the other day at Tsc per bushel. Farmer Rose talks of sending some of his products to the state fair. 'Three mam moth cucumbers were exhibited as entitled to a place in that exhibition. They are about four Incheß in diameter and something less than two feet in length, and are certainly entitled to a blue ribbon. After receiving a supply of cucumbers! for his supper the perambulator took his depar ture, with an invitation to call again when he] wanted “garden sass." I Nil ltd ay Nervicen. Religious services were held in German at 8 o'clock, by Rev. G. E. Hiller, of Minneapolis, as sisted by Rev. Emil Christ, at the conclusion of which Rev. a. D Rowe conducted the regular Sunday services. His text was taken from passages of the 10th chapter ot Luke. The question of the lawyer “What shall ldo to inherit eternal life?’’ and “Who is my neighbor?” as answered by Jesus, were the leading thoughts of the discourse. The parable of the Good Samaritan contained in the answer of Jesus, was commented upon and ex plained in its application to our lives. This most interesting parable, teaching the lesson of sym pathy, love, and duty, was applied to the life of the Christian in a manner that served to convince the audience that there is a vast differenoe be tween true sympathy and that false show of pre tention, which those in our position see so much of. The aged teacher who showed so well his understanding of the parable will be kindly re membered by his hearers. Carl Pretzel’s Philosophy. Der voildt vas half goot und half badness. Look der goot on der face und your back vas on der bad fellers. To been oxcrootionately goot. mitout knowledge fon dat, gifts you a high inshtepin der esdimation of your nabors. Der bug bed vas a shmall quadruped, but he vas yoost der feller dot cood make a mansmita chiant indelleck feel for him. You can only been a great succeed in dis life vhen der seeds vat you plant vas full of dlieir outsides in mit goot shtuffin. Not for Publication. “AHd you are certain that you love me, Arthur?” said the pretty editress as her lover hung over her in the bay window of the mountain hotel. “You are certain?” “I am,” replied the lover with an empha sis on the “am.” “Will you say it again,” she asked, “not necessarily for publication, but as a guaranty of good faith?” “L say it again,” he said, “1 love you!” “Then,” said she, “i am satisfied and we will now go to press.”—Duluth Tribune, First Prisoner in Canadian jail—lf we fellows can rake up §1.50 between us we can get out of here to-night. Second Prisoner —How? “Bribe the jailer.” “Will he take a bribe?” “Will he take a bribe! Well, I don’t think there is much doubt about it. 1 heard him say he used to be a New York alderman.” —Tom Holmes. Train itlen to Be Honent. If you examine into the history of rogues, you will find that they are as truly rnanu tactured articles as anything else, and it is just because our present (English) system ot political economy gives so large a stimu lus to that manufacture that you may know it to be a false one. We had better seek for a system which will develop honest men than for one which will deal cunumgly with vagabonds. Let ns reform our schools and we shall find little reform needed in our prisons.—From John Ruskin’s “Unto This Last.” ■n neinoiiK N. Died- In the prison hospital, Friday night, August 10, 1888. after a brief illness of inflammation of the bowels, J. B. K., a native of Scotland, aged 25 years. Deceased was received from Minneapolis on Dec. 11, 1880, on a two-and-a-half years’ sentence. During his brief illness he was rendered every at tention by the hospital, attendants, and late Fri day afternoon strong hopes of his recovery were entertained. He was attended ir» his lust mo ments by Rev. Mr. Albright, pastor of the First Presbyterian church of Stillwater, and his re mains were given Christian burial in Fairview cemetery at 8 o’clock Sunday afternoon, in a lot provided through the magnanimity of two Minne apolis gentlemen, friends and countrymen of the deceased, Messrs. P. L. Simpson and Alex. Mar shall. Several other Minneapolis parties were also present at the funeral. “Death loves a shining mark," even though its brightness be partially dimmed by a cloud of woe and the stigma of convict; the Grim Reaper cer tainly showed unerring judgment when he selected poor K. from our number, for he was a young iman of brilliant intellect, possessed of strong re-l ligious convictions, and tully prepared to meetl the dread visitor. Tlje final scene just enacted within the gloomy precincts o*f a state prison' marks the close of an eventful career, full of strange vicissitudes for one so young. We learn from the gentlemen whose noble act we have referred to. that deceased was the son of an eminent physician of Scotland; he was a splendid scholar, trained in a prominent university of the old world as a doctor, where he took the gold medal in the botany class in that re nowned institution of learning. lie saw some ser vice in the British army as queen's messenger, and then sailed for America, young, ambitious, talented, and full of the dreams of riches and fame that were to be acquired in this new Eldo rado of the world. Alas! for the vanity of our kouthful hopes and aspirations; little does the boy [know, as lie drifts away from the safe harbor ot his home upon the great sea of life, what dangers and trials lie before him; he does not realize what joys and opportunities are slipping from him to be lost in the infinite azure of a relentless x>ast, whence no man can return save by the vehicle of remembrance. Thecauseof bisfailure and down fall is the old. old story of drink and dissipation— he himself had rehearsed it in an interesting con tribution to THE MIRROR of Feb. 29, on “Sowing Wild Oats,” which was copied by a number of our exchanges: “A free-spirited, noble-minded youth, fascinated by the flattery of fast friends, yields to the evil temptation; ‘Try the world's pleasure for once, and see how pleasant it is.’ ” Another vic tim added to the many who have gone to a dis honored grave through the vile influence of that great modern instigator of crime known as the SAj.oox, and which is openly legaliz.ed by the state to furnish inmates for its jails, prisons, in sane asylums and poorhouses. What a sad com mentary on the boasted civilization of this “en lightened nineteenth century.” Somebody has said that “reputation is what the world thinks of us; character is what God and the angels know us to be.” Certain it is that K., though u convict, was an earnest searcher after the truth, and his last offering in THE MIR ROR was a scholarly essay on “The Divine Cove nant with Israel.” in the issue of the* Ist inst. His genial manner and gentle counsels won their way to our hearts and understanding, and we are glad of the privilege afforded us to give expres sion to the sorrow of our little community over his untimely end. He was conscious up to within a few hours of his death, and dictated a massage to his loving mother and gentle sister across the sea. The latter is not wholly a stranger to the readers of our little paper, for she is the gifted author of that beautiful letter “From Over the Sea," which appeared in THE MIRROR of July 4. They will be sustained in their terrible bereave ment by his last words, which convey to them the knowledge that he died in Jesus, with the hope ex pressed that he would meet them in a blessed re union on the echoless shores of Paradise, where peace and love prevail and prisons are not needed. “Death comes equally to all, and makes us all equal when it comes;” the Great Deliverer—who is mightier than all earthly governors—has sev ered the galling chains that held poor K. a cap tive among us, and made him free indeed. In the weary watches of the midnight hour, from the oppressive stillness and weird surroundings of a prison, his suffering spirit took flight and soared away to the land of perfect rest, where mercy tempers justice and strife sinks to iieace. With sweet but saddened thoughts of those dear ones in that broken home across the sea, and safe in the promise of the Master made to them that be lieve on Him, Death came to him like an angelic messenger, and caressed his weary frame into an endless repose. “Death is the crown of life; Were death denied, poor man would live in vain. Death wounds to cure; we fall, we rise, we reign; Spring from our fetters! fasten to the skies! Where blooming Eden withers from oar sight, The King of Terrors is the Prince of Peace,” C. H. R. To a mind which justly estimates the weight of eternal things, it will appear a greater honor to have converted a sinner from the errors of his ways, than to have wielded the thunder of a De mosthenes, or to have kindled the flame of a Cicero.—Ex. The True Lady and Geutlemau. There are some men who by their manners and lives give the stupidest of their fellow beings a glimpse of the Almighty himself. They are called gentlemen. The title has been misused a great deal, but it never had but one meaning. It means a man who has the instincts and practice of gentility. The mere word man means ail that is manly— strength, earnestness, fortitude—when to all this you add gentility, you get all that humanity can carry without tumbling up ward and disappearing within the gates of heaven. Clothes do not make the gentle man. although some silly women and other fools seem to think so. A “swell” is not a gentleman, for his manners are only skin deej>, and lie has barely enough for use among his own acquaintances, whereas tiie genuine aiticle is a gentleman at heart, and consequently cannot helpbeing a gentleman to everybody. No unfortunate accident of jbirth or fortune can keep a true gentleman prom living according to his character. Sometimes he is a millionaire, and is named in the newspapers as giving great parties and receptions; but such streaks of luck do not prevent his speaking civilly to his em ployes, and raising his hat to his old colored nurse if lie chances to meet her in the street. Sometimes he is so poor that he has to be a policeman or drive a street car, or tramp about as an agent for the sale of laundry soap, but in any case he tells the truth, robs no one, and is civil to everybody. He never puts on airs, yet everybody who knows him admits his superiority. He is always a worshiper of women, but none of Ihis acquaintances ever venture to introduce him to women who are not all they should * be. On the other hand, women with whom other men try in vain to become acquainted will take pains to be introduced to a true gentleman. 1 have seen a rich gentleman stop his carriage, while riding for pleasure, to take in a poor washerwoman who was carrying a bundle greater than her strength. I have seen a poor gentleman, riding in a horse car, with a bundle of tools in one hand and a bundle of scraps of wood in the other, give a seat to a lady, while a lot of well-dressed fellows buried their faces in the evening papers. Neither the rich gen tleman or the poor one got any pay for their courtesy, nor did they expect any. but it is a comfort to remember that God has keen eyesight and a long memory. Indeed, it is the lack of the feeling that one ought to have some recompense for his good deeds that distinguishes the gentleman from the common people; lie never is anxious to have people know who or what lie is; without being conceited, he knows that uharacter and conduct will introduce him in time, and do the business more thoroughly than any amount of talk can do. If the attributes alluded to do not seem enough to some the young fellow who wants to be absolutely jierfect, let him carefully read Paul’s first letter to the Cor inthians. The Corinthians put on more style than any other people who lived in Paul’s day, so the old missionary, who knocked about the world a great deal, until he knew who was who and what was what, thought he would put the finishing touch upon some of them who were fully respectable. And he did it. The true lady differs from the gentleman only as sister from brother, and all that is said above applies as well to her. Shabby clothes, poor fare, hard work, and a house with bare walls sometimes combine to let a woman down, but they never change the character of that blessed creature to whom we allude when in earnest we say “lady;” and should it ever be our fortune to meet her and the gentleman in the better world which we all hope in some way to enter, we will probably find them looking and acting just as they do on earth, for they are everybody’s good angels. G. M. The Accurate Boy. There was a young man once in the office of a western railway superintendent. He was occupying a position that four hundred boys in that city would have wished to get. It was honorable, and it “paid well,” be sides in a line of promotion. How did he get it? Not by a rich father for he was the son of a laborer. The secret was his beau tiful accuracy. He began as an errandboy, and did his work accurately. His leisure time he used in perfecting his writing and arithmetic. After a while he learned to telegraph- At each step his employer com mended his accuracy, and relied on what he did, because he was just right. And it is thus with every occupation. The accurate boy is the favored one. Those who employ men do not wish to be on the lookout, as though they were rogues or fools. If a carpenter must stand at his journeyman’s elbow to be sure that his work is right, or if a cashier most run over his bookkeeper’s column lie might as well do the work him self as to employ another to do it in that way; and it is very certain that the employ er will get rid of such an inacurate work man as soon as he can. —Selected.