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THURSDAY, August 3, 1893, PRISON OFFICIALS. MANAGERS. EDWIN DUNN. President Eyota. JOHN F. NOURISH Hastings. JAS. S. O’BRIEN Stillwater, F. W. TEMPLE.. Blue Earth City. M. O. HALL Duluth. RESIDENT OFFICIALS. HENRY WOLFER Warden, F. H. LEMON Deputy Warden, E. A. O’BRIEN , Clerk B. J. MERRILL Physician, MISS MARY MoKINNEY Matron, J. H. ALBERT Protestant Chaplain, CHARLES CORCORAN Catholic Chaplain PRISON AGENT. CLARK CHAMBERS Owatonna, LOG/ 3 !L fiGKINQS. —Discharged. 3, —Population, 416. —The boiler sliop boasts but one citizen work man. Men strike for right but loafers wiite for the strike —A jail bird lias no wings, but lie gets here just the same. —Received one, St. Louis county, grand larceny in the lirst degree, reformatory plan. —The Sunday fishermen all stayed home Sun day. They tried beer within instead of bait with out. —A visitor to our office Thursday wanted to know did we print a German edition of Thf. Mirror. —Officer Orfi was under the weather Mop day. He dropped an r—in fact lie was off—till noon Tuesday. —Miss Mamie Wood. Chicago, paid our office a visit Tuesday in company with Mrs. and Engi neer Jones. —Some people have no mind and others have no business. The average dude has neither mind nor business, —The binder-twine office has its mind so run ning on weight that it needs must apply for paper by the pound. —Contributors whose manuscripts find their way to the engine house furnace must not thirst for editorial gore. —From the excellent quality of Monday’s sup per it may be hoped that last year’s potato crop is safely harvested. —The Wall Street rifle corps prematurely cel ebrated the exit of the dog days with a fusilade last Monday evening. —The summer house squad was materially re duced last Saturday and the number of the hemp pickers were increased. —Dr Merrill has received four boxes of Dr. Amick’s consumption cure and will at once give it a trial on different patients. —W. R. Brannon ex-store-keeper of the prison visited our office Tuesday with Steward Benner. He now resides at San .lose. Cal. —Dr. T. ('.Clark. Stillwater. Miss Sarah E. Gib son. Miss M. L. Burdick. Albany, X. Y.. paid us a most pleasant call last Thursday. --Statement of population Aug. 2: Working for Thresher Co.. UK): working for State, 211; sick and infirm, t>. Total population, 410. —Most of uS have been "generous to a fault,” our own fault, and it landed us here. Generosity unlike charity should not begin “ at home.” —The Ladies Relief corps. Muller post G.A. R give a dance and entertainment at Mrs. Var ney's, Lakeland. Thursday evening Aug. 10. —Only a few citizen molders are now to be found in the foundry. Prisoners are getting then hands in under the instruction of the citizens. —The state painter, supplemented by an assist ant from the Thresher Co’s shop, is painting and decorating the remodeled woman's department. —Mr. Wm. Alexander ex-county treasurer of Sawyer county. Wis., an ex-resident of Stillwater paid us a visit Friday in company of Capt. Alex ander. —S. Tomson, Mrs. Jelly of Hastings, Miss Lib by Tomson and Miss Elma Mathews of Indian apolis, Ind., visited our office on Saturday with the deputy. —A strange freak of a hailstorm struck the country, Sunday, about five miles north, cutting quite a destructive swath about 300 feet wide and of considerable length. —We recently saw a notice of a new and ingen ious muzzle to cure dogs of the howling habit. We wonder if it could be adapted to some of the Hyacinth Avenue Serenaders. —James A. Brown, Stillwater, publisher of the Witness, a monthly paper devoted to the advance ment of Christian principles, called on us Wednes day under escort of Usher Kenyon. —Some one must want to slip into the editorial shoes. Our No. 9 slippers were exchanged for a pair of Cinderella twos. In this case exchange was robbery, for nine into two wont go. —Supt. Hanlon introduced to our office M. D. Foot, editor of the North West Workman, Mrs. Foot, Mrs. Ryan and Miss Florence Ryan of St. Paul and Miss Dargan of Stillwater. Their visit was pleasant and flattering. —The Thresher Co’s teamster is certainly a good natured fellow; he took our poor jokes at his expense with a good humored smile. “ You laugh to-day, I laugh to-morrow, may be.” —Oh! for a boot-jack and a moment of liberty, was the unspoken prayer of many a man, Mon day and Tuesday morning, when the dog howled under the cell house window at early dawn. —August 1, the grades stood as follows: First grade 211 Second grade iB4 Third grade 21 —F. C. Nenineier.-editor NT. Croix Pont, looked in on our office Wednesday under Usher Ken yon’s guidance. Jf we mistake not Mr. Neumeier once thought The Mirror a useless fad. W’e hope his views are changed. —“Musichath charms etc.,” but a dog howling persistently in four sharps at 2 a, m. is not con ducive to sleep or good language. The north west corner of the cell-house just reeked with anathemas Tuesday morning. —The blending furnace in the black-smith’s shop puts one in mind of some illustrations of the Inferno. The flames dart out their lurid tongues with a very manifest desire to make it hot for somebody or something. —lf there are any more plagiarists about than the one directly aimed at in our last issue we hope they will take the lesson to heart. We struck one sore conscience last Sunday, pricked with the arrow aimed at another. —lf our correspondents will be prompt in plac ing their contributions between the bars of their cell doors on Sunday, the editor, in making his rounds from 2to 5.30 p. m, can not fail to get them, for he makes numerous calls on every gallery. —lt is to be regretted that we shall not have the ministrations of Chaplain Albert on two of his next regular dates. He has gone for a holiday, into lowa, to visit various friends. It will be Septem ber 10 before we hear his encouraging voice in chapel again. —The editor was presented with a piece of limestone, just a solid mass of fossilized scallop and cockle shells. The specimen was picked up in the main street of the prison whilst it was being paved. It looks hard enough to make a pretty marble. —An angel in blue clothes and brass buttons is unconventional. But he who stopped the howl ing cur that too early sang matins under the northwest corner of the cell-house at 4 a. m. on Monday was voted nearly one by fifty or sixty awakened prisoners. —The thanks of the prisoners are rendered to Mr. Will B. Wilder of St. Paul for his thoughtful contribution of magazines to the prison library. We bar-barians keenly appreciate kindnesses that drop like refreshing dew on the dry plain of disciplinary monotony. —Capt. Hall did His best tb save the boys’ rest last Tuesday morning: lie went out, captured the musical canine and locked him in the kitchen. But the wilfull brute jumped out of the window and recommenced his song at 4 a. m.; he was a howling success as a sleep murderer. The Thresher Co’s teamster played in great luck Wednesday morning. He was driving a double team, the king-bolt got loose and pulled out. the team bolted with the pole and jerked him off the wagon. He only hurt His elbow and the team had a lively run to their barn. —There are others besides the editor who thinks that the Philistines were right in calling the devil Beelzebub, which means prince of flies. Calling on the professor the other evening we found him speechless in his earnest endeavors to reduce the population of the tormentors. —Among the good old myths and fairy stories that are vanishing before keen historical research is that of William Tell’s disregard for (lesler’s cap. It is not politic to disregard Gesler’s cap or failing the cap to neglect hunting up (tester. He is like the bull in the china shop and demands the strictest attention. —The editor begs to state the spring poetry season is past. If we had a cake of ice and a buck et of lemonade handy we would try a fall with one and all; but. considering the season, prose is about as much as we dare tackle at present. We were once bitten by a mad dog. rabies might yet possibly supervene if we had too much inter course with dogrel these hot days. —Passing along the gallery Monday we heard Willie Warble crooning to himself what sounded like " Home sweet Home.” Thinking he might be lonesome we moved up to cheer him. when to the old familar tune we heard; “Though it’s ever so humble There’s no drink like milk; Milk, milk, sweet, sweet milk. With a nice hot corn dodger There’s no-o drink like milk." —Mr. A. B. Kent and Miss Kent dwellers in New Richmond, Wis., and Miss Mathews of Stillwater escorted by Mr. Dinsmore of the Thresher Co’s office paid us a very pleasant visit Saturday afternoon. The Wisconsin visitors in tended spending Sunday with Miss Mathews. We rather fancy the hostess had more to do with the Sunday stop-over than Stillwater theology, though that is admited ly of a superior brand. More Such Needed. The state of Kentucky possesses a judge whose originality in criminal pro cedure should give him a place in his tory. Eight negro boys, ranging in age from IS to 14 years, were convicted of house-breaking. The judge, whose name is Caldwell, proposed to the mothers of the youthful offenders that if they would give the boys a first-class whip ping in court he would not send them to the penitentiary. The colored ladies eagerly accepted the proposition and promised that there would be a whip ping in town that would go down in history. They kept their word, his hon or being compelled in several instances to interfere in behalf of the culprits. The boys will probably bear the marks of the castigation to their dying day, but they may thus be saved the more ignominious brand of the penitentiary. The incident conveys a suggestion for the checking of crime among the boys that need not be lightly disregarded.— Antigo ( Win.) News Item. The Liquor Traffic J ust now the country is agitated over the silver question. The financial em barrassments of many business houses, the future of banks, the output of gold, the depression of trade and hard times are all attributed to the Sherman law, which requires the government to pur chase a certain amount of bullion every month. But there is enough money consumed in liquor to relieve every embarrassed business man, to restore every bank to a safe basis, to stop the outflow of gold, and to give the country an era of unparalleled prosperity. Yet we are more concerned for the repeal of the Sherman law than we are for the suppression of the liquor traffic. What we need more than anything else is the national constitutional prohibition of the manufacture and sale of all spirtu ous and malt liquors. Then there will be no dangerous financial crises, no need for charity organization, and no army of police in our cities nor consta bles to maintain law and order. No tariff law, high or low, no monetary legislation, no enactments for the ad justment of labor or capita) can do for the country what the abolition of the liquor traffic alone will do. It will im mensely decrease our taxes, it will al most abolish our criminal courts, it will leave our prisons almost without in mates, it will banish pauperism, it will make strikes unnecessary, it will multi ply our resources, it will'make law and order general, it will destroy the base of opperations for the unscrupulous politician, and it will save hundreds of thousands of otherwise noble men (and women too) from ruin, debauchery and death. The liquor traffic is an evil that ought to, and must, be abolished, and the sooner the better. A. A.W. Kindness, The following clipped from the Syra cuse, X. Y., Evening Herald gives forcefully the value of a kind word and good purpose, and shows how the ex pression of that love we were taught by the Master to l>ear to one another bears good fruit: A lady in New York city pushed ac cidentally a little street Arab oft the sidewalk. She stopped and apologized, and said, lovingly, that she hoped she had not hurt him. He stepped back and gave his rimless hat a jerk and ex claimed to his companions, who had seen it. too: “My eyes, .Tim, if she didn’t speak to me just like’ I wore standing collars; a feller could afford to get pushed off forty times a day to get spoken to like that." A man came one day to the late Earl of Shaftsbury, a philanthropist and a nobleman, bringing a note from the governor of Manchester jail saying that the bearer was incorrigible and had spent twenty years in prison. Shafts bury talked plainly to the fellow, and then said, “John Spiers, shall I make a man of vou ?” “ You can try, but yer can't do it,’’ was the discouraging reply. Finally he agreed to enter a reforma tory where the treatment was strict, but kind. After a few days the earl called and said, “well, John Spiers, shall we go on?” “ Yes,” he replied, “but you've tack led a tough job.” “By God’s help I’ll go on and I'll suc ceed," replied the earl. At the end of two years this man was met by a friend of Shaftsbury’s. He was well clad and healthy, and held a good position in London. “ Ah,” said he, “it was the earl's kind words that did it. That was a new way. I never had a kind word or a loving look given me in my life before, or I might have acted very differently.” John Hanson Craig of Danville, Ind., now is the fattest man on record beat ing the famous English champion Daniel Lambert 170 pounds. He now weighs 970 pounds; he is 37 years old. At birth he weighed 11 pounds; at 11 mouths old 77 pounds; at 2 years, 206 pounds. At that time he took the SI,OOO premium at Barnunrs baby show in New York city, in the year 1858. At 5 years he weighed 392 pounds; at 20, 601 pounds; at 22, 725 pounds; at 27; 758 pounds; at 28, 774 pounds; at 29, 791 pounds; at 30, 806 pounds; at 31, 836 pounds. He is 6 feet 5 inches high, measures 8 feet and 4 inches around the hips, 18 inches around the ankle, 29 inches around the knee, 66 inches around the thigh next to the body. He requires forty-one yards for a suit of clothes and three pounds of yarn for stockings. Here is one on Chauncey Depew, says the New York Times. The genial doc tor had dropped in to see a gentleman on some business at his private resi dence. An inquisitive small boy was playing in the extension room back of the parlor. He seemed to take a great interest in the visitor and every now and then suspended his sport to recon noitre him. When Dr. Depew left, the lad ran to the window, and, looking out, asked: ‘‘Who is that man, papa?" '• He's the gentleman your mother and 1 were talking about at the break fast table this morning, Mr. Depew, the greatest story teller 1 ever heard." A few days after, the visitor came again. The lad was standing on the front stoop, and as Mr. Depew rang the bell he said to him: “I know you.” Mr. Depew is fond of children and, patting the little fellow on the head, ob served encouragingly. “Come, now, if you think you know who I am, who am I ?” “You're the gentleman that tells the biggest whoppers papa ever heard.” The size of Australia is not generally appreciated. The seven colonies be tween them occupy a territory greater than that of the l 'nited States, includ ing Alaska. New South Wales, alone is as large as the thirteen original states,. Tasmania, the Rhode Island of Au stralia. is as large as that state, with New Jersey, New Hampshire and Mas sachusetts added: Yictoria, the smallest colony of the continent, is equal in size to Great Britain. Queensland surpas ses the united areas of Austria, France and Germany. South Australia, one third greater than Queensland, is nearly as large as Western Australia, which of itself has nearly four times the extent ot Texas, while the two colonies to gether larger than the whole of Europe without Russia. The total pop ulation is about four million. — Ex. In Australia, it is said, telephonic messages have been successfully trans mitted over wire fences. The man who thought of this device utilized the top wire of the fence and carried the wire across the road on poles. In this way he connected one station with another at a cost of $5 per mile and. as he car ries an instrument in his buggy, he is able at any point to communicate with either station. The Proposition Seemed Reasonable. A lad of 15 applied for the position of otlice boy in a downtown house. “Canyon read and write and spell, and are you honest?” asked the em ployer. “Yes, sir.” “How old are you?" •• Fifteen.” “We pay such a boy s 2 a week and he finds himself.” “All right. I'll take the job on one condition.” “ What’s that ?’’ “ I’ll take care of the reading, writing and spelling, but you've got to look out for the honesty till I get a raise of wages." .S 7. Paid Trade Journal. A certain lord bishop was once going from Bedford to London. The train having to stay a few minutes after time, the following conversa tion ensued between two porters: “ I say. Bill, the bishop is in one of these car riages.” “Oh, is he?” responded the other. “Well, I could give him a nut to crack with all his relig ion.” The bishop hearing this put his head out of the carriage window and said: “lam the bishop* Now what is the nut you want cracked?” The porter looked anlazed, but drawing him self together said: “ Well, sir. which is the near est way to heaven?” The bishop replied: “Turn to the right and keep straight on.”— Boston Christian at Work. The Unvarnished Truth. Australia’s Size. Directed.