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THURSDAY. April 25, 1889. I > KIM)\ OFFICIALS. INSPECTORS. A. K. DOB Stillwater. JOHN F. NOURISH Hastings. BDWIN DUNN Eyota. 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. HALE Hospital Steward. O. B. JOHNSON Storekeeper. J. H. ALBERT Protestant Chaplain. M. K. MURPHY Catholic Chaplain. MRS. JOSEPH CAYOU Matron. GUARDS’ REGISTER. V. T. COVER Usher. M. C. OOLLIGAN Day Cel! Room Guard. A. H. CHASE Day Cell Room Guard. . A- C. If ARSONS Night Cell Room Guard. W. W. HALL Night Cell Room Guard. A. W. ROWE Night Cell Room Guard. JOHN DEGAN Night Cell Room Guard. W. H. H. TAYLOR Hall Guard. FRANK BURGLUND Gate Guard. HANS ERICKSON Gate Guard. JOHN NUNAN Guard Shop A. ROYAL C. ORFF Guard Shop B. F. M. BORDWELL Guard Shop C. ANDREW MEEHAN Guard Shop D. BEN. CAYOU Guard Shop F. HENRY J. JENKINS Guard Shop G. E. G. CROSS Guard Shop H. FRANK CARD Guard Shop I. T. W. ALEXANDER Guard Shop J. HENING LONGREN Guard Shop L. R. G. RHOADES Guard Shop M. PATRICK FLANNERY Shop Guard. GREENLEAF DORR Wall Guard. CHARLES. P. AUSTIN Wall Guard. P. J. MURPHY Wall Guard. JOHN S. MAY Wall Guard. GODFRIED KIS Wall Guard. b. B. GOLDSMITH Night Guard. NELS I), CARLSON Night Guard. SANFORD COX Relief Guard. LOCAL PICKINGS. —Four eggs apiece Easter. —We aim to gize satisfaction.—Crandall & Bar clay. —Ten new benches have been placed in the chapel. —Rev. A. D. Stowe and wife were visitors for a short time Monday afternoon. —The prison was closed on Good Friday and the guards were given the day off. —When Parsons comes into the Hall and Degan aint there is generally A Row(e). —The officers' bathroom is nearing completion aDd will be ready for use next week. —The sandstone bluff is fast melting away un der the steady blows of pick and crowbar. —Deputy Westby was away several days of last week contracting for a supply of cordwood. —John Degan received a scare on Friday even ing, but he got shaved Saturday just the same. Prof. Ben Cayou rejoices in the possession of a new timepiece, a present from his daughter Lizzie. —The Warden received a despatch on Friday evening conveying the sad news of the death of Mrs. PJordoek’s father, C. H. Venos, at Cambridge, Wis. —Many of the old-timers remember eccentric old Taylor Coombs who was transferred to the in sane asylum about eighteen months ago. He is dead. In a letter received by Capt. Taylor from Darby, Pa., dated April IT, the writer informs him of the sad news that his son Harry is no better, but is slowly sinking. —Miss Josie Westby returned from Red Wing on Wednesday last, where she has been attending school. She was present at chapel services on Sunday morning. —The wheelbarrow brigade is becoming expert in the management of Paddy’s shay, and can turn a corner with all the “watch-me-do-it” of profes sional wheelmen. —Col. E. C. Mason, commanding officer at Fort Snelling, has accepted the invitation of Muller Post, and will deliver the oration at the Opera House on Memorial Day. —Dr. T. C. Clark’s horse, which was stolen from in front of his office one day last week, has been recovered. It was taken by a simple-minded lad of nineteen, who is now in jail. —Mr. John W. Dinsmore died Sunday evening at Waukesha, Wis., where he had gone to try the healing power of the springs. Mr. Dinsmore was clerk of this prison from 1878 to 1881. —The Hustler has an assistant who is now be ing posted in the mysteries of the office duties, so as to be able to take the chair when the genial W. T. steps down and out next month. —The Chief is respectfully but earnestly re quested to start his light-making apparatus a lit tle earlier in the evening. It is not at all agree-’ able to sit silent and alone in a dark cell. —Desiring to increase our circulation we offer to send THE MIRROR to any address on receipt of the regular subscription price: 11.00 per year; 60 cts. for six months; 35 cts. for three months. Steward Benner was in Minneapolis last Sun day and suffered from the street car strike, by having to foot it out to his daughter’s house and back again, a distance of about seven miles. No cars were running and the hacks were all going the wrong way, which accounts for this feat of pcdestrianism. —The observed of all eyes, on last Monday, was the grotesque specimen of the ancient order of chimney-sweeps, who was seen flitting about from chimney-pot to chimney-pot on the roof of the prison. —The prison readers are indebted to the Rev. A.D. Stowe fora year’s subscription to The Stand ard Of The Cross and The Church. It is one of the highest class journals published and is a gen erous jfift. —Amos Rowe was initiated into the second de gree of Odd-Fellowship on Monday evening. As he was not feeling very good the following day. it is safe to presume that the “goat" threw him pretty hard. —Relief Guard Cox has, with many other unfort unates, been engulfed in the spring whirlpool of house moving, but is at last comfortably settled in his new home at the corner of Main and Elm streets, on the north side of the prison. —lt is proposed to make a grass plot of the open court between the two wings of the callbuilding. That bit of ground could be made a beautiful spot at a small outlay of labor. We hope it will be done as there is too little of the green about the prison yard. Night Guard Goldsmith says that it may have puzzled John Degan to keep track of the amount of water he drinks and adds that the latter should bear in mind that it was not for him the Steward bought fifty extra bushels of potatoes and a bar rel of sauerkraut. There is, no doubt, a hidden meaning to this which J. D. may be able to ex plain. —“Camp Scenes, War Songs and Tableaux,” had its first rehearsal last week, and will be pro duced by Muller Post the second week in May. This is one of a series of entertainments planned by Capt. Taylor, the proceeds of which will go to ward defraying the expenses of those members of the Post who will attend the grand encampment at Milwaukee this summer. —Deputy Westby received a letter from Mrs. 11. Liehtenberger the latter part of last week, in which she expressed her regret at being unable to visit us on Easter Sunday, owing to the serious illness of her sister. Mrs. L. is one of the most active members among the ladies of the Gospel Temperance Union, and it is to be hoped that her visit is only a pleasure deferred. —Charlie Carlgren , who has superintended all the building that has been done about the prison during many years, has had much experience in working prisoners; and says that he has neverhad any difficulty in getting them to do as much and as good work in a day as free men could do. Char lie never fails to speak a good word for the con vict whenever the opportunity presents itself. —Mr. Degan is a very sore man; but it is thought his recovery will be complete in a few days if mustard plasters, etc., have any healing virtues. How it happened and the cause thereof has not been revealed, but it is supposed that a narrative of the facts would make a splendid sequel to that story lately told of why Capt. Parsons had his whiskers shaved off. We think though that a lit tle more reverence should be shown to gray-haired patriarchs. —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 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 and hanging lamps. Crandall & Barclay. —The old wash sink which took up half the pas sage way between the kitchen and private dining room is now a thing of the past. Steward Benner has had a new one erected in the pantry, and the “biscuit shooters” now have plenty of room to circulate with their orders. The carving Is done at the pantry entrance, and all orders are filled at the pantry door, thus avoiding a great deal of un necessary crowding and confusion. The Steward is better pleased with this alteration than any he has made since the new steam kitchen was erected. —Paul Dill died of consumption early on Easter Sunday morning. He had been an inmate of the hospital ever since his arrival from Swift county on March 23. He was 24 years old and a native ot Germany. Judging from his dying state ments he had been as much sinned against as sin ning. He was serving a two years’ sentence for breaking a store window and reaching in and tak ing a pair of mittens. It is said he was suffering from cold, hunger and sickness at the time he committed the act, and was more to be pitied than blamed. —Those dromedaries who have always a hump on them for making fun of the natural defects of their fellowmen, have at all times a heavy burden of their own to carry, without criticising those whose heads are devoid of nature’s covering. The well polished skull denotes early piety, and shows that their owners are nearer ethereal bliss than those who have a dense mop of tow covering their abodes of wisdom, the growth of which has evi dently extracted all the sap from the interior. The dromedary may be long-winded, but the bald headed eagle excels him in tenacity. —Steward Hall’s yaller dog, Fannie, had a se vere attack of spasms last Saturday, and pro ceeded to rnn things to suit herself. She started through the cellroom with blood in her eye, and her mouth looking as if she were chewing a cake of Ivory soap, nearly scaring the life out ot Heber Chase, who took to the elevator for safety. The festive Fan then made a bee line for the guards’ diningroom, and made a frantic leap for Tommy, who was then setting the table. The latter says, if he had had enough good-time money to have paid his expenses to Paris, to be treated for hydro phobia by Pasteur, he would have shown fight; as it was, he made the fastest time on record out into the yard, shouting “Fire!” as he ran. Ole Lind finally made his appearance, and Fannie was corralled and put in the cranks’ cell to cool off, and is now in a fair way toward recovery. In writing this report, the truth has been adhered to as much as possible, but, as the accounts were very conflicting, it must be taken “cum grano.” —A colored gentleman and a campaign torch came near demoralizing the Stillwater fire de partment on Friday evening last. The c. g. afore said is janitor for Company K's arrnory:wishing to secure some pigeons which were roosting in the belfry surmounting the building. And thinking that an old republican torch would be about the thing, he lighted one and proceeded onward and upward. Just at this time some individual hap pened to be passing, who was either under the in fluence of the “rosy,” or else one of those natural born busybodies who are always doing the wrong thing at the wrong time, and seeing the light in the tower, he proceeded to turn in an alarm of fire. In responding to the alarm a hose cart was upset, breaking the leg of Mr. Herrick, of the Ga zette. On arriving at the armory, and after ham mering at the door, it was slowly opened by the janitor, who wanted to know what all the noise was about, and was mad at being interrupted in his pigeon hunt. After a few words ot explana tion the firemen returned to their quarters, an athematizing drunken men and campaign torches in general. A moral might be drawn from this as follows: Do not resurrect campaign torches be fore the next election comes around. Snnday Services. Services were conducted by the Catholic Chap lain, and related particularly to the feast which the day commemorates. The text was Cor. v, 7, B:“Purge out the old leaven, that you may be a now paste, as you are unleavened. For Christ, our pasch, is sacrificed. Therefore, let us feast, not with the old leaven, nor with the leaven of malice and wickedness, but with the unleavened bread of sincerity and truth.” “On this day Jesus Christ triumphed over the power of darkness. This day more than any other enlivens our faith. The most careless are filled with emotion when they hear of the blessed name of Christ, arisen from the grave. The resurrec tion of Jesus Christ proves to Christians the fun damental foundation of Christianity. Therefore, on this beautiful day the whole Christian world is filled with gladness. “When Christ was on earth He asserted that He was God, but they accused Him of blasphemy and condemned Him to death. When the scribes and the Pharisees asked for a proof that He was God, He answered,‘l shall be dead three days.’ Not understanding His words, they asked again, ‘what sign dost thou give,’ and He repl ed, ’Destroy this temple, and in three days I will build it up again.’ At another time He says, T have power to lay down my life, and take it up again.’ These were a few of the illustrations He made before the Jews, and they weie fulfilled by His resurrection from the dead. “The Jews remembered that when He was cru cified He said He would rise again on the third day; here then is the grand test of His divinity. Jesus Christ is dead, and His body is enclosed in a sepulchre guarded by Roman soldiers. His dis ciples have slunk away. Mary Magdalene, and two other women have come with sweet spices to anoint the body of the Saviour. As Mary goes forward she sees the mighty stone rolled away, the soldiers lying stricken on the ground, and nothing in the sepulchre. On the right side of the tomb stood an angel, who said unto her: ‘Je sus is not here. He is risen from the dead; tell the disciples He goeth before you into Galilee.’ Mary hastens to tell Peter and John what has occurred. On her return she beholds two angels, who ask her; ‘Whom seekest thou?’ She answers, ‘Please tell me where they have taken the body of the Lord—where have they laid Him?’ And then tlte well known voice exclaims. ’Mary,’ and she recog nizes at once the voice of the Lord. Christ also appeared to Peter during the day. When the dis ciples had gathered together, and were comparing notes, as it were, Jesus appeared in their midst, saying, ‘Peace be to you.’ “Such, then, is the narrative of the Gospel. Je sus arose triumphant. The ruler of the Jews spread the story that the disciples stole the body while the soldiers slept. St. Augustine says in re gard to this, ‘lf they were sleeping how could they know the body was stolen; if they were not, why did they allow it to be stolen?’ We also have the testimony of Tertullian, that even Pilate was con vinced of the resurrection of Christ. “Christ had declared that he was God, and ap pealed to His resurrection to prove His divinity. He d:d rise from the dead; and this proves not only that His words and acts are divine, but that He is also the divine Truth, and the divine Power. “On this day the Church robes itself in its rich est garments, and sends up its hymns of praise. The faithful leave their sins behind and raise up their souls to God to receive the Paschal Lamb: the flesh and blood of Jesus Christ risen from the dead; and look forward with faith to that last Easter Sunday morning when we shall all rise from the dead.” HORSE TALE. Dedicated to Dr. T. C. Clark. Horse gone Boy gone, Doctor hot Boy caught, No bail Put in jail. Weep and wail Sad tale. HE WAS INNOCENT. But Served Eight Years iu Prison— Finally Pardoned. Lansing. Mich., April 19.—William Rogers, whom Gov. Luce has just pardoned from lonia, where, after spending eight years on the charge of murder, he has been found to be innocent, called at the capitol yesterday to express his gratitude. He timidly entered the executive office and with trembling voice poured forth to the governor his feelings on the matter. He said that day after day. night after night, the fact of his innocence and unjust impris onment became more and more unbearable. Hope at first held him up. As months and years passed, his hope began to fail. His appeals always met with the reply that a court had convicted him. He could not but realize that the circumstantial evidence was strong against him. Still, honestly, and desperately he protested his innocence and his plea was not heeded. When convicted, he had a wife and a boy one year old. For a time iiis wife remained true, and an oc casional word came from the little boy. Finally she changed, a divorce was asked and secured. The man broke completely down as lie spoke of his boy, and said that his only hope was to find him and convince him of his innocence. Rogers is now forty eight years of age. and he hopes to remove the biight that has been cast on him by leading an honest life. A pair of shoes con victed him of a crime of which lie was per fectly innocent and ignorant.—St. Paul Daily News. The ITloderii Idea. Thousands of years have passed away since the first unfortunate donned the prison garb and commenced to kick for better treatment. Since that time hundreds of prisons have been erected and thousands of prisoners have entered their doors. If any one of these parties was ever entirely satis fied with the treatment lie received, the record thereof has been covered with the dust of bygone years. One by one old theories are passing away; dogmas implicitly believed by generations dead and gone are now known to be errors. Our ignorant ancestors erected prisons as places for punishing those members of so ciety who had violated its laws. They be lieved that when a man committed a crime he knew what he was doing: that his action was under the control of his will. Some Rip Van Winkles of the present day share the same belief. But this idea is slowly but surely passing away. And among the advanced thinkers upon ibis subject is— Tammany. Brother Tammany, in a recent number of The Mirror, states the new doctrine in the accurate and terse senteuce: "The gen erally accepted theory is that crime is a dis ease.” No more horse stealing; no more highway robbery. Please do not wound our feelings by giving the indications of a disease such harsh names. And iiow inter esting are the problems which this new theory presents. This malady is a very peculiar one. The symptoms thereof show themselves in various ways. One patient is urged by an irresistible impulse to await the approach of night, take a careful survey of the stable of some guileless farmer, whack a bull dog upon the head with a large club, manipulate a padlock, carefully select the best of a collection ot horses and make a record before breakfast of which a locomo tive would be proud. The buuco steerer is a gentleman who has been shamefully abused. If he really believes that he is a warm personal friend of one of your ac quaintances and borrows a few shekels on the strength thereof, is it right, is it just, to cast reflections upon his character? Would it not show a more Christian spirit to clas him to your bosom, shed a few tears do the back of his silk-lined spring ovp and say, “Poor fellow, how you mu® fer”? Ordinary diseases must be disco understood before a treatment r plied to etfect a cure. A patie Dibits symptoms by taking po‘ highway in the night time an upon passengers, can a sight of the business end Sometimes three or four pr toll together and then they almost like other people. Another 91 Alms Giver: Are you o» are agitating the labor qi Tramp; No yer honor, men what the labor qu ”"~ bad luck to it —Puck.