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PRISON OFFICIALS. MANAGERS. EDWIN DUNN, President Eyota. JOHN F. NORRISH Hastings. JAS. 8. O’BRIEN Stillwater. F. W. TEMPLE Blue Earth City. M. O. HALL Duluth. RESIDENT OFFICIALS. J. J. RANDALL Warden. S. A. LANGUM.. . Deputy Warden. JOHN S. GLENNON Ass’t Dept. Warden. FRANK BERRY Clerk. W. U. TURNER Assistant Clerk. H. E. BENNER Steward. B. J. MERRILL Physician. C. R. KEYES Hospital Steward. F. M. BORDWELL 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. CHARLES. P. AUSTIN..Night Cell Room Guard. ANDREW MEEHAN Usher. HANS ERICKSON Gate Guard. ROYAL C. ORFF Guard. BEN. CAYOU Guard. HENRY J. JENKINS Guard. R. G. RHOADES Guard. A. W. ROWE Guard. ALEX. McKAY Wall Guard. GREENLEAF DORR Wall Guard. P. J. MURPHY Wall Guard. JOHN 8. MAY Wall Guard. HENRY FROST Wall Guard. JAMES SIBBITTS Wall Guard. L. B. GOLDSMITH Night Guard. W. A. MARTIN Guard. GODFRIED RIS Night Guard. LESTERBORDWELL Guard. JOHN MEALEY Guard. WM. M. MAY Guard. ARCHIE PARKER Guard. H. A. TIFFANY Guard. NELS D. CARLSON Guard. FRANK H. HALL Guard. J. H. STILKEY Hall Guard. I. H. ALCOTT ... Guard. JOSEPH FORTIER Guard. GILBERT GUNDERSON Night Watchman. H. McINTYRE Guard. u LOCAL PICKINGS. —The population is 307. —The new “smoke ordinance” went into effect Sunday. —Miss Gertrude M. Dore was in the prison Tuesday with friends. —The anagram of “penitentiary,” is—“ Nay I repent it.”—Selected. —Charlie Bordwell has taken Henry Draver's place in the basement office. —W. F. Mirick, accompanied by his daughter Nellie, visited us last Sunday. —The board of Managers met Wednesday to prepare their biennial report. —When you “take time by the forelock” be prepared to keep step to a lively key. —W. A. Gray and W. H. Bonnell, of Farmington, visited the prison one day last week. —Mr. H. N. McKusick was in our office Monday ifith his friend Wm. A. Bennette. of Miss. " —Sheriff J. E. Getman, of Dodge county, brought in one prisoner Wednesday evening of last week. —The new code of Prison Rules went into effect Monday morning. They do not differ materially from the old rules. —Messrs. H. J. and M. E. Glendenie and Miss Jennie L. Glendenie, of Lexington, Ky., visited the prison Tuesday. —Three prisoners were received from Ramsey county Tuesday; 1 for four and a half years, 1 for five years, and 1 for a year and six months. —Mrs. John G. Kimball, of North Andover, Mass., was in the prison Monday with Mrs. H. B. Prince and Miss Josie E. Prince, of Stillwater. —Chaplain J. H. Albert entertained the Congre gational ministers of the district who held a busi ness meeting at the church in Stillwater Monday. —Rev S. L. B. Spear D. D., of Minneapolis, for merly chaplain of the state prison at Charlestown, Mass., will preach on Sunday for Chaplain Albert. —Rev. J. L. Haff, of Stillwater, was in the prison Monday with his friends Rev. j. C. Magny, of Hayer City, Wis., and J. Moody, of St. Hilaire, Minn. —Misses Maud Thompson. Nellie Stevens and Ella Palmer, of Minneapolis, were shown through the prison yesterday by James Hodnett, of Still water. —Mrs. S. McClure, Mrs. W. S. Lough and her guest Miss Clara Daymer, Miss Ruth Hall, of Stillwater, and J. H. Warner were among the vis itors in chapel last Sunday. —Ass’t Deputy Glennon spent a few days of last week visiting friends at Dubuque, lowa. He ar rived home Friday just in time to join in the pur suit of the escaping prisoners. —Chaplain Albert will preach in one of the churches at Minneapolis next Sunday, and itbeing Prison Sunday he will probably give the Min neapolitans the benefit of his prison experience or a part thereof. —Our German friend, the captain of the “steam boat” “Fragrant,” has his electroplating apparatus in perfect working order at last, and he is now prepared to do gold or silver plating for all who may have such work to do. —The third floor of the new building is being laid. The masons have the walls up to the third floor and there is but one more story to be- added. s THURSDAY. Oct. 23. 1890. which will be done before this time next week if the weather keeps favorable. —Mrs. S. W. Merrill, and Mrs. J. C. Parks, of Aurora. 111., were in the prison Wednesday morn ing with Dr. and Mrs. J. B. Merrill and Master Fred Merrill. They did not forget to come up in the tower and inspect our printing establishment. —The following Wisconsin people were visitors in the prison last Friday: Mrs. J. H. Rogers, W. T. Pany, of the State Board of Supervision, Rev. John Richey, of Portage: Rev. James Todd, W. S. Hatton, E. C. McDowell, of Phillips; and T. F. Moss, of Hudson. —President Dunn, of the Board of Managers, hopped on to us the other day for making the very natural error in last week’s personals of mistaking Mrs. Dunn, his wife, to be Miss Dunn, a daughter. THE MIRROR can do nothing less than apologize to the president. —Says the Stillwater Gazette: “J. S. O’Brien and A. T. Lindholm attended the Swedish Lu theran synod held at Scandia, this county, during the present week. Jim talks the Scandinavian language quite fluently this fall.” Politics will make a man talk almost anything. —Fred, who so long and ably presided over the cutter’s table in the tailor shop,paid us a visit Fri day, and a pleasant visit it was, for he had noth ing but good to report of his own and other people’s affairs. He did not forget that we have our ap petites as well as other human weaknesses in prison just the same as people have on the out side. —Had we been a few minutes later in making the circuit of the yard Friday morning«we might have been an eye-witness to the escape of Field and King, and thus been enabled to tell our read ers just how it was done. We were at the spot where they were working a few minutes before they went over thn wall, but neither of them so much as offered us a tip. —We are not in the habit of giving people away, but the thing has happened several times, and we asked the editof of the Daily Call to gently ad monish his delivery boy, who is supposed to de liver the Call at the prison, to not throw the pa. pers down on the outer steps leading up to the outermost portal of the prison to be troden un derfoot in the darkness by the comers and goers. —After chapel services last Sunday morning Miss Clara Daymer favored us with a number of recitations in a manner that delighted her hear ers. Miss Daymer is a member of the Jane Coombs’ Company that played “Bleak House” in Stillwater Monday night. She was a guest of Mrs. W. S. Lough for a few days before her company arrived in the city. She has the thanks of this commu nity for her kindness. —Our “devil” has the handsomest pair of horns we have ever seen. In his hurry to hoof it down below the other evening he left them on the office table. Presently our worthy chaplain drop ped in. and on beholding the huge pair of glit tering horns, he asked: "To whom do the horns belong?” “To the devil,” we replied. “The devil! —Ah, I see, I see,” said he, ”1 have caught onto both horns of the dilemma.” —Two pipes for sale or barter at this office. The editorial pipe, “Old Inspiration,” has been on the editorial desk for three years, and we can warrant it as a faithful inspirer of reliable thoughts. The purchaser of ’’Old Inspiration” must show certificates of good character and a sweet breath. The second pipe, “Old Phthisic,” we will let go to any one for a fly-trap or a wad of second-hand chewing gum. Call, or address MIR ROR office. —The secretary of the Prison C. L. S. C. was more than a good deal embarrassed when he looked at the Chautauqua column of THE MIRROR Thursday evening aud discovered a note at the foot of the question table stating that he would answer all questions that members found too hard for them. He says that some villian monkeyed with his copy after he had it ready to send in, and that he does not want any one to think that his vitals are being devoured by the acid of egoism. —Henry C. Draver who had been in the service of the Minnesota Thresher Manufacturing Co., and its “predecessors” for fifteen years, resigned his position of bookkeeper two weeks ago, and proceeded to Chicago where he wedded the lady of his choice. They will make their home at Alliance, Neb., where Henry and his brother own a large flour mill which they established about one year ago. He left with the hearty good wishes of all his old associates and o£ none more than the boys in stripes who worked under his super intendence in the lower office. —Thomas Field and Thomas King escaped from this prison at about 8 o’clock last Friday morning. They were at work quarrying out the sandstone from the line of the new wall at the north side of the yard. Owing to the locations of the wall guards they had a very poor chance to see the escaping prisoners until they were on the top of the wall. It is supposed that the prisoners watched until the guards had their back turned before they went over the top of the wall. They were seen some dit tance from the prison by school children and the matter was reported at the prison. The men were called in and the officers and guards started in pursuit, but the refugees were soon lost track of and they have not been heard of since. —Our colored friend who wields the razor and engineer! the mowing machine in the officers’ barber shop, met with a peculiar mishap the other day while cleaning up his department. He was in the act of lowering the large transom window when the hinges gave way letting the heavy sash fall upon his head producing a seri ous fracture. Steward Benner, who happened to be near, rushed in and did what he could for the poor fellow who was reeling about the room, and just at this moment Drs. Merrill and Keyes fortu nately arrived to attend the morning sick-call. They made an immediate examination and pro nounced it not only a serious fracture, but one of the most remarkable cases they had ever seen. It was shattered in not less than a million pieces yet every piece remained in place giving the pane of glass the appearance of a large and closely meshed spider's web. Dr. Merrill pronounced the phenomenon the.result of the corner of the sash having come in such violent contact with the top of the barber’s head. The barber expressed great sorrow for having been so careless. —Since the new rules were given out a number of the boys have kindly called our attention to several typographical errors in the pamphlet. Boys, we knew long before you did that those er rors were there, but like you we discovered them when it was too late. We have no other excuse to make than that we, like most other men found in prison, have many failings. Our greatest fail ing as a proof reader is owing to the fact that we have not yet acquired the power of giving our un divided attention to the business before us. For instance, we begin reading a proof-sheet and presently come to the word “persimmon,” from which issues a train of thought that carries us to and lands us under an old persimmon tree down in Posy county, Indiana. As we’ eat of the lus cious fruit along comes a tramp, and while the pair of us eat persimmons he tells that he is a victim of the great strike of the telegraphers, and that all the telegraph companies have blackballed him. Poor fellow; we leave him up in the tree straddle of a limb picking off the few remaining persimmons that would not fall, and go off down the road lost in deep meditation upon the evils of strikes, until suddenly we stumble up against ‘■Just as Mr. Abstraction drove upon the railroad crossing the lightning express rushed around the curve and the fact that we are reading proof. In the mean time our eyes have been traveling along the lines of the proof-sheet and it is thus so many errors are overlooked. Sunday Services. Rev. Father M. E. Murphy conducted religious services last Sunday. He took as his text the scripture lesson read on this twenty-first Sunday after Pentecost—Paul's Epistle to the Ephesians vi. 10-17: “Finally, brethren, be strengthened in the Lord and in the might of His power. Put you on the armor of God, that you may be able to stand against the deceits of the devil. For our wrestling is not against flesh and blood, but against principalities and powers; against the rulers of the world of this darkness; against the spirits of wickedness in the high places. Where fore take unto you the armor of God, that you may be abte to resist in the evil day, and to stand in all things perfect. Stand, therefore, having your loins girt about with truth, and having on the breastplate of justice, and your feet shod with the preparation of the gospel of peace; in all things taking the shield of faith, wherewith you may be able to extinguish all the fiery darts of the most wicked one, and take unto you the helmet of salvation and the sword of the Spirit (which is the word of God).” The whole purpose of Paul’s ex hortation finds itself incarnated in the first ser mon of our Lord which He delivered when He was a child of twelve years. That was a short sermon and this is it: “Did you not know that I must be about my Father’s business?” Man's only busi ness on earth Is to serve God and save his own soul. God placed man upon earth to work out his salvation, and all things must be made subservient to that one end. Our Lord does not forbid our seeking the things of this earth. Everything that God has created is good and are meant to help us accomplish the aim of our life. There is no sin in using or doing anything so long as it is with the object of our improvement. It is our duty Jo make everything subservient to the good of our soul and the glory of God. The vanities of life must be abandoned for the more serious business of life. This business of saving our soul is differ ent from other business undertakings. We may fail many times over in the affairs of this world and still not be any worse off than when we began. But if we neglect the business of our soul and It is once lost we will never find time, nor place nor opportunity to redeem it. Once lost, is lost for ever. There is no middle course,and it is not the eternal loss of the soul but the eternal misery that awaits it that makes it of such vital importance that we should make the saving of our soul the one business of this life,“For what doth it profit a man if he gain the whole world and suffer the loss of his own soul?” Carl Pretzel’s Philosophy. To got shduck on der praise of der multitoot vas not pooty gout, to been destitoot of it vas a defect in your constitootion, bye laws, preambles und amendments. Vanity vas der complaint of disconnected mans, who vas discontented mit his shtation in life und gets pooty much ruffled by der disabbointments of seferal unreasonable expectations. It vas der trooth, dot all der pigtures of great pooblic troobles vas shpring from wiolentpassions out.—The National Weekly. No human power can force the entrenchments of the human minds; compulsion never persuades it; only makes hypocrites.—Fenelon. THE itIEN WHO DO NOT GIFT. The world is sympathetic. The statement none can doubt: When A’s in trouble don’t we think that B should help him out’ Of course we haven't time ourselves to care for anvone, But yet we hope that other folks will see that it is done. We want the grief and penury of earth to be relieved. We’d have the battles grandly fought, the victories achieved. We do not care to take the lead, and stand the brush and brunt. At lifting we’er a failure, but we’er splendid on the grunt. And there are others, so we find, as on our way we jog, Who want to do their lifting on the small end of the log. They do a lot of blowing, and they strive to make it known That Were there no one else to help, they’d lift it all alone. If talking were effective there are scores and scores of men Who'd move a mountain off its base and move it back again. But as a class, to state it plain, in language true and blunt, They’re never worth a cent to lift, for all they do is grunt. —Selected. Judge Emery’s Lecture to a Switchman SATURDAY MORNING. Judge Euiery never appeared before the footlights as a champion of temperance, armed with flowery sketches of the evils of ordering mixed drinks too fast. Yet he can lean over his desk in the municipal court, look a man in the eye, and tell him more things about drunkenness that he can take to advantage than the best temperance lecturer that ever breathed. His little lec tures are generally more effective too, for the reason that the recipient is generally just recovering from a drunk when deter mination to reform is generally very prom ising. Then after the lecture Is over there is the “90 days if you come back here.” A fellow is going right out and get drunk with that staring him in the face. Dan Cummings was up to-day and went through one of the judge’s informal talks on liquor drinking about as follows: “You were drunk Dan?” “Yes.” “What is your occupation?” “Switchman.” “Married?” “Yes, have a wife and two children.” “How did you happen to get drunk?” “Well, your honor, it was pay-day yes terday, and after I got through work this morning 1 celebrated, I guess.” “Can you afford to do this?” “No, I should say not.” “Then why do you do it?” “This is the flrst time I’ve been arrested, and I’ve lived here for 11 years.” “Now you surely know a man in your circumstances needs every cent he earns. If the railroad company found out you got drunk how long do you suppose they’d keep you. Engineers and fireman don’t like to risk their lives with drunken switchmen. A man in your position ought never to touch a drop. You don’t want to be classed as a bum. Look at those men who are sit ting beside you. You are capable of better things. 1 think your family needs your $lO worse than the city, and I’ll let you go home this time. If you come here again it will be 30 days. Go on.” As Cummings was about to leave the lock up. dinner pail in hand, for home, he turned to Court Officer Schwab and said: “Say, who was that judge? He’s a corker, and you can bet you don’t catch me drunk again for several months of Sundays.”— Minneapolis Evening Tribune. MONDAY MORNING. “Well, Dan,” said the court, “I see you’re here again. 1 said you would be. Instead of going home you got more liquor. Your wife was down here with a babe in each arm crying for you this morning. She says the rent is due and that there is nothing to eat in the house and no coal to burn. You have spent your month’s salary in drink. 1 have no pity for you this time. It is plain 30 days in the workhouse. Your family will be cared for.” “But, judge. I’ll lose my job.” “You didn’t think of that when I let you go Saturday. It is always too late with some people.” Cummings sighed and sat down. —Min- neapolis Evening Tribune. Internal Revenue. Fondley: Yes, l smoke a trifle, and I like a little ale. you know; but not more than three or four quarts, and a dozen cigars of an evening. Uncle Eben: Good gosh! Whar do ye wear yer rev’nue stamp. Mister? —Puck. As Usual. Manufacturer: The Tariff has put up prices. We must economize. Where shall we begin? Foreman: As usual—cut down the pay of the men.—Puck.