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THURSDAY. March 6. 1890. PRISON OFFICIALS. MANAGERS. EDWIN DUNN, Presideut Eyota. IOHN E. NOURISH Hastings. JAS. S. O’BRIEN Stillwater. FRANK TE.VIPEE Blue Earth Uitj. M. O. HALL Duluth. RESIDENT OFFICIALS. J. J. RANDALL Warden. S. A. LANGUM Deputy Warden. FRANK BERRY Clerk. W. U. TURNER Assistant Clerk. H. E. BENNER Steward. ri. J. MERRILL Physician. C. R. KKYE' Hospital Steward. W. R. BRANNAN Storekeeper. J. H. ALBERT Protestant Chaplain. M E. MURPHY Catholic Chaplain. MRS. H. A. WALKER Matron. GUARDS’ REGISTER. T. W. ALEXANDER Day Cell Room Guard. W. W. HALL Night Cell Room Guard. A. W. ROWE Night Cell Room Guard. ANDREW MEEHAN Hall Guard. HANS ERICKSON Gate Guard. ALEX. McKAY Guard. RuYAL C. ORFF Guard. F. M. BORDWELL -.Guard. BEN. CAYOU Guard. HENRY J. JENKINS Guard. R. G. RHOADES Guard. PATRICK FLANNERY Guard. GBEENLEAF DORR Wall Guard. CHARLES. P. AUSTIN W r all Guard. P. J. MUIU’HY Wall Guard. JOHN S. MAY Wall Guard HENRY FR 'ST Wall Guard. L. B. GOLDSMITH Night Guard. W. A. MARTIN Night Guard. GoDFRIKD RIS Night Watchman. LESTE (BORDWELL Guard. JOHN ME vLEY Guard. WM. M. MAY Guard. ARCHIE PARKER Guard. LOCAL PICKINGS. —An active sphere—The pill. —lt takes “cents” to make a fortune. —A financial wreck—Cash reck-oning. —The Board of Managers met yesterday. —A green tobacco chewer—The tobacco worm. —Dell Wilkins and W. Williams called this week. —Prof. R. G. Rhodes is absent on a ten days visit to Ohio. —C. F. Yollmer, Missionary, was about this prison Mendav. —The bell-punch has never been known to score a clean knock down. —Mr. Maloy and Mrs. F. Erickson, of St. Paul, were in the prison last Thursday. —A. Dow, of Brainerd. and S. Allston, of Buf falo, N Y., were here last Friday. Getting marr ed is Ike a man going to be hung as they both have to be tied. —South America is n< ted for its warm climate, yet it is Chili along the western coast. —The funeral of Chester, son of Mr. and Mrs. Eller McKellar, occurred Tuesday afternoon. —Deputy Langnm scored this week bv dropping an •‘ISB3” dollar in the slot of our yawning treas ury. —The Matron and Miss Leonora F. Bauer, of St. Paul, honored our sanctum by a short vis t yesterday. —Mrs. M. O. Hall accompanied her husband. Manager Hall, on his official visit to this institu tion yesterday. —The judge of the police court is the finer of men, while the distiller is the refiner of what causes the fine. Manager Temple stole a march on the other managers and was about the prison Tuesday, a day ahead of time. —Mr. P. S. I.ongren. of Hurley, Wis., and B. J. Mosier, of Stillwater, looked througu this slough of despond Tuesday. —Mrs. F. V. Button and Mrs. L. A. Petran, of Minneapolis, and Mrs. S. J. Hill, of Boston, Mass., were vis.tors Tuesday. —T. Strowbridge. of Cloverdell. and J. L. La- Vailey and K. L. Glidden, of McConley ville, were visitors here this week. —Miss Pierce, of Dubuque, lowa, and Miss LindLolm and Mrs. H. W. Patchin, of Stillwater, reg stered as v s tors last S iturday. Staiement of popu'aunn, March sth: Working for Thresher Co., llil; working for state, 14C; sick and infirm, 2(1. Total population, 333. —Mr. and Mrs. Sturtevant, of St. Anthony Park, were vis.tors to this institution last Thursday and they did not forget to leave us a subscription. Editor A. S. Me M ilan, of the Verndale Jour nal. arrived at the prison Tuesday even rig, bring ing with him good news to one of our number. Storekeeper Brannan says they have about wound up the manufacture of winter clothing and are pieparing to begin on those elegant spring suits. Mr. and Mrs. F. L. Grace, of Stillwater, ac companied by Miss Jennie M. Dellir ger, of St. Paul, inspected this colony on last Saturday after noon. Mr. B. R. Wakeman, of N. Y., was shown through this institution Saturday by two Still water ladies, Misses Daisy McMillan and Edith R. Sargent. —Misses Amanda and Jennie Nugent, Mr. Cop ley Sebastian Schwendenmann, Mr. Long John and Chas. O. Borene, all of Stillwater, called Tuesday. • —S. Cross, Ed. Kosko. and J. M. Cole. Min neapolis gentlemen, inspected this institution Tuesday and did not forget to call up in our airy perch and subscribe. —Mrs. Ezra A. Glover, of New Richmond, Wis.. and Mrs. J. Kolliner, of Stillwater, were escorted through the prison Tuesday by Mr. W. F. Dens more, of the Thresher Co. Mrs. Alma A. Misener, of Minneapolis, was accomi allied on a tour of the prison by the "Ma tron last Saturday. Mrs. Misener will hereafter be a regular reader of our paper. —The following Stillwater folks were among the visitors who passed through this inst tution last Friday: IvittieKejes, Mugg e Moriarty, Mrs. C. A. Lanmiers and Arch e Lammers. The butcher' who delivers meat in the prison brought in a fine greyhound Monday morning, but owing to his poor condition, the pr son butcher allowed him to escape saying, “We never ‘saw sage’ a poor dog.” —Our readers will have to excuse the lack of news and abundance of nonsense in the local columns this week, flf anj th'ng new or strange occurred in the prison during the past week Jack Frost got a scoop on it. Mr. E. W. Durant, Jr., accompanied by Miss L. Bruce, of Syracuse, N. Y., and Miss Bessie Taylor, Miss Jenn e MacLaren and Miss Alice R. Rigelow, St Paul ladies,"were shown through the prison last Friday by Warden Randall. Another month and probabli Charlie Carlgrerr will be rustling up his gang of stone cutters, ma sons, mortar m xers and tag men to rig up the derricks and clear away the rubb sh jreparatory to beg lining anew the construction of the wall. —A party composed of about thirty St. Paul, Minneapolis and Stillwater ladies and gentlemen, mostly ladies, went through the prison last Thurs day. T-.ey were gathered together to organ ze a lodge of the Daughters of Rebecca in Stillwater. —As you are going * through the mill” you will make many observations. Keep all that is worthy of ] reservat on in your warehouse and throw the balance to the winds, so that as you grow older you may become well slocked with useful knowl edge. The 'cellroonr has rece red its semi-annual coat of nb lewash dur ng the past week. This is one of the most tedious and tiresome Jobs in the prison, for most of it has to be done by standing on the gnller es and reaching over to the wall with long handled brushes. —We saw our all around radiator friend the other evening ] hinted on (he stone steps devour ing a piece of corn bread with a rel sh that would make a man turn green with hunger, lie said: ”1 always think of my mother while getting on the outside of tlr s old plantation diet.” —Our foreman has received one of those har bingers of liberty, a shaving ticket, and ever since a proud sm le has beautified bis handsome Dutch face; but we are inclined to think that time Will do more toward helping him to a bearu than a 1 ttle green shaving ticket. All things come to him who waits. —We've heard of this common every day cheek, but when kids have the biazen-faced gall to carry around shaving tickets and have the front to niHke such a display as our Wun Lung has been guilty of—well, we 11 be lenient with hm tliis t me, for he just came along and dropped a cigar into our open palm. Mr. P. F. Nelson, of Atchison, Kan., was a welcomed guest in this prison Kr clay and Sat urday of last week. He is a broth* rof Mr. Peter Nelson, of Goodhue county. Mr. Nelson has traveled much and visited many prisons, ' But.” said lie, “tli s prison is far ahead, in cleanl.ness and general tone, and cheerfulness of its inmates, of any prison l have ever looked through.” —Mr. H. W. Freeman, of Minneapolis, spent last Sunday in the prison. Mr. Freeman assisted the choir at chapel serv c< s in the morning and in the afternoon he had the choir in the chapel where they had some lessons in vocal music. He had intended to s ng several solos for us in the morr ing. but on account of a severe cold was un able to do so. He prom sen to come again which promise we hope he may be able to fulfill at an early date. —On the morn'ng of the stli inst.. Guard Ben K-o, of the pail factory offered to wager a box of cigars that the "noble sx“ of the pail lathe could not make 30 dozen pails dur ng the day. The boys took him up. and after some delay owing to the state of the machinery, they sprang to their respective posts like men of war to their guns. It was a cant on the way things flew, and the pails rolled out like Dutch from a mad Dutch man. By 2p. m. the challenger gave up ali hope; the race was won some time before the hour set The boys received with great sat sfaction the overwhelm ng praise of all, and will enjoy their well-earned smokers. Sunday Services. Services were conducted by Rev. J. H. Alberts. The text of the sermon was taken from Genesis iii: 24, and Reve’ations xxii: 2. The following is a brief extract from his d scourse: Man’s lost paradise has been the theme of every age and every people; t has been sung in ancient Greece, on (be banks of the Nile, and in every land Why is it that men are always looking backward to the past? We are told that the past was much better than the present, and we go back in thought to Abraham and his people, and to the garden of Eden. Our thoughts go backward to our childhood’s days when we knew nothing of sorrow and of pain. We think of our childhood’s home as a paradise where father, mother, sisters and brothers were our angels; we opened our hearts freely to all without a doubt of any one; we wandered in the vallejs and on the hills in the br ght sunshine, and as the young bird gathers strength its flights from the parent nest become farther and farther, so we, have wandered from the old home. There was a time when we knew nothing of sin, everything was pure and bright, but vice has taken hold of us and we realize that we are not the same as when we left our child hood’s home. We see a wrong here, and a wrong there, until we begin to believe that vice reigns everywhere, and though the mansion may be beautitul on tbe outside, within it is full of dead men's bones. Wliat would we not give for that blessed simplicity and trusting confidence in the world that we had in childhood. Our paradise lies behind us. and between us and it, are the Cherubim and the flam ng sword. But in the second part of the text we see a new Paradise with its Tree of Life; into this we may enter, through Jesus Christ our Lord. Pussy’s Escapade. Our cellroom cat had an experience Monday forenoon that will remain fresh in her memory to the end of her days even though she should live to their full her nine natural lives. On her peregrinations among the cells on one of the up per galleries she found a pint oyster can that had been opened and left nearly emptied by one of the boys. It seems that pubs has a fondness for cove oysters and so she proceeds to help herself, but there was asi ght discrepancy in the size oi the opening of the can and her head that but fair to thwart her appetite. The bivalves were stuck to the bottom of tbe can and, there being no monkey near to show her bow to rate them out, she was under the necessity of torcing her head in through the ragged ojening or do without the oysters. Having no doubt heard the oft-repeated maxim that "all things are poss.ble to those who try,” she tried, and succeeded in forcing her head into the can. How long she remained quietly in that position is not known, but certain it is that a lively racket was heard up above by the hall boys on the floor below. All eyes were cast upward when here it came, pu-sy cat and oyster can over the edge of the gallery down throngh space, can first cat next with tail streaming out behind like the tail of a falling kite. She landed safely as eats usually do. and then began one of the funni est performances ever witnessed by men in stripes. As soon as she bad made sure that she had really stopped falling she began try ng to re treat from that can by running backward, but finding that the enemy kept in close pursuit she halted for a moment, then tried to charge through it; next she sarted on a circle which narrowed down until she was spinning around on her bind legs like a top: then she waltzed, schottished, and danced an Irish reel, all the while beating t me on the can with her forefeet. To have touched her Would have been as dangerous as to attempt to pick up a nest otmad hornets or an active buzz saw. Finally, after exhausting every exped ent known to cats she as a last resort, sat down, reached forward with her hindfeet, plac ng one against tbe edge of the can on either s de of her bead, braced her forefeet, and began pushing in a fashion to remind one of a man tr.iing to hoist a plug hat that had been crushed down over his head. This gave one of the boys a chance and he grabbed the can and gave it a quick jerk, and puss was relieved from her predicament and no little of lier tresses Did she faint? Nary taint; but seeing slie was in the company of gentlemen she immediately set about rearranging her some what dishevelled toilet. Uncle Pete’s Advice. Sum’ young fello's dat s gwme out soon, an' who knows dat I ni er ole man dat's been aroun’ de worl' er heap, an's had er lot o’ ’sperience. hev axed me ter adv se ’em. Now, when 1 see er young fello’ dat ‘preeiates my lamin’ l’s allers willii.’ lo’ ter help ’em, kase 1 knows lie's de makin’ ob er smawt man, an’ so I writ down de lollerin’ ’struc tions: Stay har’ tell yo’ gets out. Don’ expec’ ter go out an’ corner de wheat mawket an’ get r.ch de fust thing. Go ter work as soon as yo’ gets out; take eny tliing yo’ kin get-’cept whisky er a boss— fo’ •Satan finds work fo' idle ban's.” Don’ go lookin’ fo’ er Pris'ners Aid S’ciety, but fo'm yo'self in ter er aid s’iety an’ aid yo’self ter get er job. Be mighty keerful ’bout yo' company—keep way fiom polertishuns an’ all sich. Be very serkumspec’ ’bout yo' conduc’ fo' hit ’ill be liawd ter ltervmce er man yo’ gut yo’re han’ in his pocket by mistake. Don’ go ter practersin’ ter see if yo’ fo’got any thing. I knowed er man dat got out o’ har re formed, but lie thought he'd ’speriment once fo' fun, jest ter see ef lie’d fo’got liow ter pick pock ets. He goes out ergin one ya'r frum nex' March. Don’ think 'kase yo's refo'med yo'hev er call ter go "stool-pijin” ter perfect s'ciety. Don’ advotise dat yo’was in de panetanshary. fo' hit ’ill hev er different effec' on different pus suns. Sum may ’preciate jo're greatness, but ud ders ’ill put de word Stay on ’em. de nex’ time dey send yo’ dere ”At home” cawds. Now, ef yo’ fo ler dese ’structions yo’U be all right, but ef yo’ don’t I’ll gin ter "spishun yo’re like Grover Clevelan’ an’ want ter git back in. UNCLE PETE. THE JUST MAN. Peace to the just man's memory; let it grow Greener with years, and blossom through the flight Of ages; let the mimic canvas show His culm, benevolent features; let the light Stream on his deeds of love, that Bhunned the sight Of all but heaven, and in the book of fame. The glorious record of his virtues write And hold it up to men and bid them claim A palm like his, and catch frum him the hal lowed flame. —W. C. Bryant. For The Mirror. Wortli Remembering. Xothing is impossible to a man that can will. Life has no earthly blessing like an earn est friend. We Khali escape the uphill by never turn ing hack. The secret of success is constantly to purpose. The noblest pity in the earth is that be stowed on sin. God’s word never fails, though He seem to tarry in its fulfillment. Ours is a personal God who thinks about us, and cares for us —each one of us. Man’s character is best indicated .by his charity and thoughtfulness. Only just so much as comes from the heart, will reach the heart of another. The whole of being a Christian is summed up in tlie coming of Christ and staying with Him. Good thoughts are no better than dreams unless they are executed. If you mean to help another, do not dream it, do it now. Cleanliness. If the saying be true, and it cannot be doubted, that “cleanliness is next to godli ness,” there are many, judging from appear ances, far from being godly. Ido not par ticularly mean the inmates of the prison, but people in general. Some say that clothes make the man. In this there is much truth. Clothes, at all events, mark the man. By a person's dress we are. generally speaking, enabled to form a pretty accurate estimate of his character as well as social position—not particularly by the worth, style or cut, but by the condition as to cleanliness. A close observer will find a man’s trade mark about, his clothes, whether they be expensive or cheap, his Sunday or working suit. For example take the in mates of this institution, where we have no choice and are all dressed pretty much alike, w hile some have work at which it is impos sible to keep clean, yet it is easy to pick out the sloven. Aside from the unavoidable dirt, there is that about him which stamps him from tiie neat and tidy. Uncleanliness in person or dress is inex cusable. Making all due allowance for the hatred and contempt in which we hold a suit of stripes, dirt adds not to their beauty(?). It is surprising that such relics of barbarism—stripes—have not long since been abolished from institutions of this k nd. If people would but gve this matter due consideration, they could not but see the great injury they are to those who are compelled to wear them. Hideous and re pulsive in the sight of others, they cannot fail to have a demoralizing effect upon the w earer. To lower and debase a man in his own as well as his fellow man’s sight, to crush his pride, destroy his manhood, de stroy the very marks of civilization, and then attempt to reform him is. in the opinion of the writer, the height of absurdity. It may not be out of place to call the at tention of some, who are particularly neat in clothes, but who utterly neglect or forget the teeth. This is a serious mistake. Den tists tell us. that most people lose their teeth through neglect. The teeth should be washed at least once a day. If you have no powder use soap. If tartar has com menced to form on the enamel, it can be re moved with powdered charcoal, applied with a cloth. Those of u$ who may yet come in contact witli boarding house steak will find teeth very useful, besides there is a tune mentioned in the Bible when “there shall be weeping and gnashing of teeth.” But what of the toothless? Pre sumable they will have to gum it. The ophrastus must have had the teeth in view when lie wrote that “Slovenliness is a lazy and beastly habit of a man’s own person whereby lie becomes so sordid as to be of fensive to those about him.” Let a man become careless about his surroundings, in different as to his associates, negligent in his attire, uncleanly in habits, in a word, let him undervalue and cheapen himself and he enevitably retrogrades. B. “Papa,” said a small buy much given to read ing. “I have often seen the phrase, ’all right’ thinking people.’ in the papers. What kind of people are right thinking people’” “They are the sort of people,” said the father, “who think as we do.”—The Eye, St. Paul.