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PRISON OFFICIALS. MANAGERS. EDWIN DUNN, President Evota. JOHN F. NORRISH Hastings. JAS. 8. O’BRIEN Stillwater. F. W. TEMPLE ...Blue Earth City. M. O. HALL Duluth. RESIDENT OFFICIALS. J. J. RAN DALL arden. S. A. LANGUM Deputy Warden. JOHN 8. GLENNON Ass’t Dept. Warden. FRANK BERRY Clerk. W. U. TURNER Assistant Clerk. H. E. BENNER Steward. B. J. MERRILL Physician. FRANK H. HALL 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 S. MAY Wall Guard. HENRY FROST Wall Guard. JAMES SIBBITTS Wall Guard. L. B. GOLDSMITH Night Guard. W. A. MARTIN Guard. GODFRIED RIS Night Guard. LEBTE R BORDWELL Guard. JOHN MEALEV Guard. WM. M. MAY Guard. ARCHIE PARKER Guard. H. A TIFFANY Guard. NELS D. CARLSON Guard. J. H. STILKEY Hall Guard. I. H. ALCOTT Guard. JOSEPH FORTIER Guard. GILBERT GUNDERSON Night Watchman H. McINTYRE Guard. “i * ■ LOCAL PICKINGS. —The population is 305. —This has been a dull week in local circles. —Mr. and Mrs. Nathan Canfield were visitors Monday. —Six men have been given their liberty within the past week. —Editor Seward visited our aerial perch for a lew minutes Monday. —Donald Macdonald. Alva Perkins and Frank J. Amey were in Tuesday. —Mrs. Rhoda Brink spent several days ot the past week in Minneapolis. —E. O. Porter, of Helena, Mont., was shown through the prisoh Tuesday. —Foreman Emerson and his bookeeperare still possessed of the snake delusion. —Hon. John Lathrop was in the city the other day and took dinner in the prison. —The C. L. S. C. books for the next year’s course of reading have been received. —Mr. W. D. Bailey, of Grinnell, lowa, was in the prison with Dr. B. J. Merrill Sunday. —Mr. H. C. Parrott, of St. Charles, Mian., was in the prison with Warden Randall yesterday. —A neat little blue house has been erected over the spring in the south-west corner of the yard. —The company's shops are being put in order for an early renewal of manufacturing operations. —Twenty-four members of the Duff Opera com pany were shown through the prison last Friday. —Sergt. John U. Zerklebach and Miss L. M. Zerkelbach, of St. Paul, visited the prison Satur day. —Guard Alex. McKay resigned last week. We did not learn what business he intended going into. —Three new boarders have been received since last publication day. They came from Ramsey county. —The Board of Managers held their November meeting last Monday. The members were all present. —One of the inmates of the matron’s depart ment, whose time expired the other day, is too ill to leave the prison. —Guard Ris Is off on a two weeks’ leave of ab sence. Guard Goldsmith is filling his place, and they do say it is well filled. —Mr. John F. Adams, of St. Paul, and Mr. Chas. W. Bopp, of Buffalo, N. Y., took in the sights of this exclusive community Monday. —The inmates are indebted to the kindness of Mr. C. A. Whittier, of Minneapolis, for nearly two hundred copies of The Youth’s Companion. —Mr. Everett W. Fish, editor of the Great West, was in the prison Monday. He called at our sanctum and found the editor in as usual. —Winter got in a little ahead of time this year, and the old inhabitants say that Monday was the coldest November day known in a score of years. —Guard Amos Rowe took one of the boys over to Minneapolis Monday who was wanted as a wit ness in a civil case. They got home in time for supper. —“Rosy” is with us no longer. He is gone back to liberty and his “red-hots.” He was last seen in St. Paul fishing after his hat which had fallen down into a basement window. N THURSDAY, Nov. 13, 1890. —E. H. Busse, St. Paul, and Otto C. Schneider, Chicago, of the firm of Aug. Beck & Co., of Chi cago, accompanied by G. O. Busse, visited the prison yesterday. —n’K-* o -~rd cut hlc v StiwU « Benner was proved beyond all doubt by a contest on the lung-tester the other evening. It was a “floury” victory for Mr. Meehan. —Now that the election excitement is over, please give a little attention to your own busi ness affairs and settle up your subscription ac counts with your newspaper publishers. —The Opera, "Bohemian Girl,” was produced at the Grand Opera house last night by Stillwater talent. Our Prof. Rhoades was one of the stars. The opera will be given again to-night. —Night Guard Austin has been confined at home for several days with a lame back. We did not hear whether or not his lameness was occa sioned by the recent democratic landslide. —Mr. Frank B. Gilkison, representing the Hu mane Journal, of St. Paul, was a visitor in the prison Tuesday. Mr. Gilkison was recently con nected with the Chicago World’s Fair Gazette. —The officers’ tonsorial parlor has been put in charge of a new genius, and, judging by remarks dropped by his customers as they passed from his hands, he is a graduate from the school of ex perience. —Mr. W. R. Brannau came home last Friday for a few days’ visit with Warden Randall’s fam ily. He was in the prison shaking hands with old acquaintances. He went away again Monday afternoon. —The outside of the new building is completed and the workmen are now finishing up the inte rior. The company has moved all its machinery back into the building and will soon have it in working order. —Vince is a rascal. He is on the table behind us kicking our elbow, pulling our hair and playing the old scratch with our composure of mind. A great villain, but a good fellow withall as three large apples testify. —The old-gold colored gentleman, who for a num ber of months presided over the razors and bar’s grease and the gewgaw sto’ in the washroom, made his most affable and melting bow to outside society last Friday. —Notice to Newcomers: If you wish to send your copy of THE MIRROR home to your friends, write the address plainly upon the margin of the paper and stick it between the bars of your cell door before 8 o’clock Friday evenings. —Mr. 0. R. Mims, who has had charge of the collection department in the Thresher company's office for a number of years, has resigned and will go into business in St. Paul. Mr. A. F. Sanftenberg, who is an old employe of the company, succeeds Mr. Mims. —Mr. C. A. Whittier and daughters, Bessie and Beryl, and Mr. Jno. R. Putman, of Minneapolis, Misses Sadie Adamson, Mamie R. Dinon and Edith Hefty, of St. Paul, Misses Maggie McGarry anjd Kittie Keyes, of Stillwater, were visitors in the prison Sunday. —lf you wish your copy of THE MIRROR to reach your friends you must write the address so that it can be read. We have to throw a number of papers into the waste basket every week because the addresses cannot be deciphered. Write noth ing but the address on your papers. —Editor J. S. Vandiver and wife have gone to Chicago. They will visit friends in St. Louis and Jackson county, Missouri, before returning to Stillwater. Foreman C. A. Violet will look after the business department and City Editor Will E. Cowles, will look after the editorial department during Van’s sojourn abroad. —‘“Our flag is still there,’” remarked Clerk Berry at the warden’s yesterday, referring to the star spangled banner floating from the staff on the prison. The emblem was run up the day after election, in honor of Governor Merriam’s re-elec tion and through all the claims and counter-claims regarding the result of the contest, has been kept flying in steady and unvarying insistence on the truth of the republican claim.—Stillwater Gazette. —One of the boys employed at whitewashing cells, was taken with hemorrhage ot the lungs while at work Monday. He came to the cellroom desk with blood gushing from his mouth and nostrils. He was taken to the hospital where the doctors succeeded in stopping the flow of blood. It is al most a miracle tliat the man did not bleed to death before the hemorrhage was checked. He is able to sit up, but is as weak as if he had gone through a long sickness. —Rev. W. H. Harrington was in the prison with Mr. R. O. Bolton, of Minneapolis, yesterday. Mr. Harrington is again pastor of the Universalist church in Stillwater, and he is now enlightening his congregation upon the various phases of prison reform. His past experience as chaplain of this institution enables him, no doubt, to speak instructively upon the subject. He began his series of Sunday evening lectures with the “State Prison; Its History, Purpose and Management” for his subject. Next Sunday his subject will be, “Crime—lts Causes and Cure.” —A fool burglar attempted to enter Editor J. S. Vandiver’s residence the other night. Van is unable to imagine what in the world a burglar could hope to find in his or any other editor's house to tempt his cupidity. We ODce of an editor getting a new pair of shoes from a burg lar, but we never knew of a burglar getting any thing but a chase out of an editor’s house. The editor heard a slight racket at one of the ground floor windows. He looked out and saw a man carefully raising the sash and on the ground beside him sat a pair of shoes which he a few words to his wife, threw his clothes under the bed, and quietly slid down the back way and out into the yard, grabbed the shoes, and had just slipped back into the house again when pierc ing screams rent the stilly night. The burglar, with curdling blood, rushed from the house and disappeared in the night. Sunday Services. Chaplain J. H. Albert conducted the services Sunday. He took for his text Matthew xxi. 28-31: “But what think ye? A certain man had two sons; and he came to the first, and said. Son, go work to day in my vineyard. He answered and said, I will not; but afterward he repented, and went. And he came to the second, and said likewise. And he answered and said, I go, sir; and went not. Whether of them twain did the will of his father? They said unto nim. The first. Jesus said unto them, Verily I say unto you. That the publicans and the harlots go into the kingdom of God before you.” The chaplain began his discourse by describing Christ’s method of teaching by parables as the simplest and most impressive way of teaching. But the parable has its failings, for those who do not want to hear the truth in any form will not take the right meaning out of it. Men resist the truth when it conflicts with their selfish ambitions. The meaning of the parable of the text was clear enough to the Jews, but they chose not to com prehend. They were cold, selfish, and calculating, and Christ likened them to the second son who promised on the impulse, but on second thought concluded to not honor his father's command. The first son did wrong on the impulse by refusing to obey, but afterward, when he thought the mat ter over, he went into the vineyard to work. The Jews pretended to consider the one who promised to go, but went not, as the more obedient son. And this shows the disposition of the people to have been to set more value upon mere outward show than upon true worth. The first young man did wrong on impulse, but when he had taken time for sober reflection he saw his error and turned about and did what his conscience told him was his duty. Every true man changes to meet the necessities of his situation. Men are often held up to contempt for sudden changes of opinion or purpose; but these changes nre often the result of rightly responding to a change of circumstances. If man did not change to suit the changeable nature of things he could not be con sidered a rational being. But much of the good we do in the world we do upon the impulse or the inspiration of the moment, and if we did not do it at that time the opportunity would pass, or if we waited to calculate the cost our selfishness or prejudice wouid gain the mastery. We say that these impulsive people are not reliable, and this is true of some who are of weak character; but there is the soul current bearing man along, opening up before him new scenes that awaken new im pulses and new aspirations. The great failing of many is that they do not live up to their impulses. Men go into the church and are lifted up by noble impulses, but the door Is scarcely shut behind them before they have forgotten them. It is this continual abuse of the good impulses that leads to the indifference and hardness of men and takes them out of the reach of the power of Christianity. There are times when men are so wrought up by circumstances that they throw caution away and act by impulses alone, and it is at such times they do their best and noblest acts. People should act more on impulses, for second thought often takes away the desire to do the right thing. So, my friends, if there is one impulse in you for some thing better hold to it for life. Chautauqua In the Nebraska State Prison. The Daily Nebraska State Journal of Oct. 12, publishes an account by “X. J.”of the Chautauqua movement in the Nebraska State Prison. A meeting of the circle was had in the chapel of the prison on the last Saturday in September which was attended by many Chautauquans from Lincoln. After giving an account of the meeting and por tions of the addresses the writer goes on to say: The class is arranged in divisions of six each; one set of books (six volumes) and one Chautauquan (Magazine) being made to do service by a proper system of distri bution and exchange, for each division. During the week the books and magazines were procured and properly prepared, and on Sunday, the sth inst. were distributed, one volume to each member of the class, so that they have now fairly commenced the readings for the year. The plan for the season contemplates a class exercise, to be held fortnightly, con ducted by some two or more members of the city circles, who will go out for that purpose and to examine them upon their leadings, suggest and assist in the prepara tion of papers, etc. These men have a new interest in life. The mere fact that they are not utterly forsaken, that there is anyone who cares in the least for their welfare, makes every thing different, and they look with eager ness for the coming of the Chautauquans. It is a light in the darkness showing the way to a better life. Every one knows that prison walls hold' desperate, revengeful, wicked men; but it is not as well understood that they also hold many who, beset with sudden temp tation. have sinned, but are not hardened criminals, and are as susceptible to kind ness and improvement as any other. If we think not at all of higher motives, what kind of economy is it to spend money in keeping convicts imprisoned and then sending them out without reformation, to prey on society until they are again in carcerated? It is admitted by all students of political economy that we are all personally respon sible for crimes committed, to the extent of our ability to prevent them. We who sit safely in our honored and happy places in life, do not realize how narrow the gulf between us and some prisoners. A power ful temptation; some dark environment of poverty, might have made us change places. Oh! this new nineteenth century conscience is a very troublesome thing. Like Bau quo’s ghost it will not down. Though we say over and over to ourselves what is all this to us? We are not our brother’s keep ers, it keeps reiterating, yes, you are your brother’s keeper, and it is something to you whether he lives a good life or a bad one. This new conscience invades the home, and says to delicate and shrinking women, you shall no longer sit in peace in your safely guarded homes, with your flowers and your happy children and your comforts, but you must hear the voices of the little forsaken human flowers who perish from neglect by the wayside; must hear, whether it disturb you or no, the voices of agony from the great army of sin-stricken, weary souls who call for help outside of your sheltered walls. If you profess to be in the service of the Christ then you too must seek and save the lost. Yes. this new con science is making it impossible for ardent and earnest souls to And rest except in rea sonable service to mankind. It is something in the line of this service, that the Chautauquans are seeking to do in this prison work. Something of the progress and results of the last year’s work has already been given in the columns of The Journal. They have, in many respeets, exceeded the an ticipations of the promoters of the enter prise; have won the uuqualilied favor of the prison officials and contractors; and, in deed, are such as to give promise of similar and additional good results in the future. But more than this. An influence for good is going out from here, reaching farther and doing more than most are aware of. Reports concerning this Chau tauqua work in the Nebraska penitentiary, more or less in detail have been sent to of tfeers of every state prison in the land, and to a Jarge number of those men who are actively and specially interested in the mat ter of prison discipline; men who are devot ing time, money, and their best energies to the improvement of prisons and prison af fairs, and not only to these affairs, but as to how and in what manner best to aid those whose term of service has expired, when they go out into the world again, to take their places as safe and useful men in the community. A large convention of these men, the National Prison Association, has just been in session for live days at Cincinnati, Ohio. This Chautauqua work was laid before them there, and what has been done and is being done in Nebraska was felt there, and is to have its influence in shaping plans and leg islation relative to these things in other states, and, let us confidently hope, in our own state too, for we need it here. Similar classes of readers have been or are about to be started elsewhere. Already we hear of them in New Jersey, New York, Massachusetts, Ohio, Colorado, Minnesota and Indiana. A class was started some three years ago in Massachusetts, and lapsed; but, stimu lated by what has been done here, it is pro posed to reorganize it this fall. At Stillwater, Minnesota, a large class has been started, mainly by the personal exertions of one Chautauquan, a lady. They have done wonderfully; and it is no desparagement to the work here and only justice, to say of the work there, that they are apparently doing, not only full as well as we are in some respects, but in other and important respects they are tloing better than we are. Doubtless this is in some measure, because of certain regulations there such as admit of some advantage in this line which differ from ours; while per haps we have some that they have not. A little generous rivalry may be of advantage to both. At the great assembly at Chautauqua lake which closed in August, this whole fnatter was made subject of special address to that great audience of six thousand Chautauquans congregated there from all parts of the country, and it is no exaggera tion to say that there was no practical Chautauqua work presented there that elic ited more interest than this; and the en thusiasm manifested was such as to give promise that one and another would return to their homes to take up and prosecute a work of like character. “Confound it! Why, that doctor is a regular pelican!” “Pelican? What do you mean?” “Look at the size of his bill!” — Exchange.