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THURSDAY, August 31, 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. HALI Duluth. RESIDENT OFFICIALS. HENRY WOLFER Warden. F. H. LEMON Deputy Warden. E. A. O BRIEN Clerk. B. J. MERRILL Physician. MISS MARY McKINNEY Matron. J. H. ALBERT Protestant Chaplain. CHARLES CORCORAN Catholic Chaplain. PRISON AGENT. CLARK CHAMBERS Owatonna. CHARLES CARLGREN. When a man dies regretted by all who have ever come in contact with him, leaving be hind none but kindly remembrances, he has not lived in vain, no matter how humble his station. Such a man was Officer Charles Carlgren who died Friday evening last, at his home, of peritonitis. He has left behind lijm, in good circumstances, a wife and live cliil. dren. the eldest twenty-one and the youngest ten years old, to mourn the loss of a faithful, true and loving husband and father. For twenty-one years had Charles Carlgren been connected witli the State penitentiary. First, as foreman mason for Mr. Seymour, the contractor, he superintended the building of the entire prison, except the old foundry, and walls during a period of seventeen years, and became widely known for his excellent workmanship and unswerving fidelity to the best interests of his employer. All the water mains, sewers, buildings and outer walls are memorials to his skill. He grew to look upon the prison as a part of himself: therefore, when it became optional to him, under Warden Randall’s administration, to leave his creation to seek other fields or remain here as a guard, he accepted the position and continued the work of supervision, he had previously per formed for a citizen, as a servant of the state, donning the uniform in the winter of ’Sil-’oo, and becoming a regular guard as well as su perintendent of connstruction. Deputy Lemon who had known him well for seventeen years said: “It woidd be impossi ble to find a more honest, earnest, faithful or kindly disposed man. As my late father-in law's foreman he was implicity trusted and highly respected. As an officer of this prison he always did his duty with such admirable fidelity, tact and kindliness as to win for him self the highest opinions of his superiors.” His associates and brother officers regret him as a comarde worthy to stand shoulder to shoulder with in the battle of life. Among the prisoners there is a deep feeling of regret, many feeling that with him a friend is gone. He had ever a kindly word of advice or warning or good cheer, as the circumstance required. Scrupulously firm and conscien tious to his duties, he had the soulful tact that distinguished readily between willing fault and temporary absence of mind. Such a man the social world wants as ballast and can ill spare. Such a man need fear no close scrutiny of passport at the heavenly gates. To him is surely given the welcome “Come ye blessed of my father inherit the kingdom pre pared for you.” or the heaven of our cherished hopes is not the heaven we wish it to be. LiOG/\L fICKINQS. —Discharged, 2, —Received, none —Population. 427. —Officer Philbrook went to St. Paul Monday. —The state carpenter has made needed re pairs to the bucket shed. —The omnibus subject for Sept. 7, is Socialism; Sept. 14, Education; Sept. 21, Liquor Traffic. —Thanks are due to H. T. W. for drawing at tention to some beautiful vej-ses in the Warerly Magazine. —The damp, chilly weather of the past week set many coughing and others looking for rheu matism specifics. —Officer Westergren presented the deputy with a very handsome oleander which now graces the entrance of the hospital. —lsaac Pearce, Alpena N. D.; T. R. Baldwin, Minneapolis, in company with Steward Benner went the rounds of the prison Friday. —Dr. Hall will have to brew a lot of cough syrup if this chilly weather continues. The gal leries at night resound with coughing. —Statement of population Aug. 30: Working for Thresher Co., 109; working for State, 223; sick and infirm, 5. Total population, 427. Officer Stilkey says a man knows how to appreciate a holiday after twelve hours a day of steady guard duty for six or eight months. —The state machinist has recently put the electric light dynamo through a severe course of cleaning and burnishing which accounts for the clear steady light we have been having lately. i I —Mr. Sutton is quite willing to resign the of fice of chief engineer and go holiday making him self as soon as the machinery boss returns. —Miss May Cox, Afton, Minn., Miss Blanche and Master Edwin Kenyon looked over the pris on Thursday under Usher Kenyon’s escort. —“ Better late than never ” as the fly screen said to the fly. “ You lock your stable when the si eed is stolen,” as the fly said to the fly blind. -Cell-house court is to be “ a tiling of beauty” after all. The borders of the stone walks are be ing laid with sod under Officer Cayou’s super vision. —Officer Colligan fooled the whitewash brig ade by sprinkling his shop witli sawdust. The crop of spots can be swept out in half of scrub bing time. —Trix paid us a visit Monday. He expressed himself pleased with the change in the weather; rat hunting in the foundry has reduced his flesh considerably. —Officer Barrett has just been through a white washing scrape in his shop; the appearance of machinery belting and floor speaks well for all concerned. —Miss Georgie Bates of Stillwater, and Miss Agnes Jordan, Washington, D. C., visited us Tuesday with Mr. Slocum of the Thresher Co’s clerical force. —One of the boys bathing last week was given two pairs of socks. In resigning one pair he said he only for-feited the socks because lie was not four-feeted himself. —The hospital cells are made additionally pleasant and cheerful owing to the careful atten tion given the flowers by the state florist, with whom it is a labor of love. -Thirty-two officers of the prison turned out to see the remains of Officer Carlgren to the grave, The funeral was very largely attended by all sorts and conditions of men. —A dynamo, like a question, is harmless enough when you handle one side of it. but re sults are, to say the least, startling when you un dertake to handle both sides of it at once. —Chief Engineer Jones arrived safely East for acting engineer Sutton received a basket of clams from him. Let us hope some denizen of the deep has not gathered him in for he is over due. —Papers are only allowed to circulate for one week after date of imprint; therefore, to do the most good with them we must ask those who re cievp to read and pax* promptly to the exchange box. —The assistant state carpenter put up an ele gant and substantial towel roller in the cell-house barber shop. And the towels thereon are in keeping witli the chief barber, they have whisk ers on them. —Capt. Hall is again happy. His wife and daughter have returned from a six weeks trip to Chicago, Maine, New Brunswick and back along the same route. They are both much benefitted by the holiday. —One of the Thresher Co’s clerks says the people down in Missouri must be poorly housed or poorly educated. < )ne of the company’s agents makes report among other items, of a man’s hous-hole goods. —The editor and rheumatism are on intimate but not friendly terms. Those who have missed his vistis must accept this as an excuse; the gal leries feel more like gale-ries to rheumatic bones these damp nights. —Mrs. Martha Raymond claims to have been born in 1778. She evidently has not been run ning a prison paper or she would have tele phoned to Father Time long ago to bring on his double edged scythe. —Said Ikey to the editor the other day: “ Say boss, ef Hi wuz ketched makin’ a li’le sort o’no akeount dawg out uf a piece o’ tin, wuld Hi be ’sensed o’ tin-cur-ing?” Ikey was promptly warned that such jokes w ere only permissable once. —One of our contributors had. in a moment of meditation, adorned the outside of his weekly dole to The Mirror w r ith shears paste-pot and quill, the least of which was the quill. The edi tor considers this a libel on his recent heroic en deavors at originality. —"—Hence, hence—and do thy best! That back of thine may bear its burthen—.” The above passage from the Reformed Trans formed, if Byron will permit the paraphrase, is applicable to the new fledged citizen w T ho, with discharge in hand, steps out beyond the gates. —“ Lives there a man with soul so dead, Who never to himself hath said: My own, my native” gall. If there is, it isn’t him who wanted us to send and exchange with the Boston Sunday Herald for his special benefit. We see that Hub of the Hub take stock of us and shudder at our audacity. —The state barber got back at the editor the other day for some of the tonsorial squibs fired off in these columns. Complaining to him of passing sleepless nights, he promised relief; it came—a scrubby little bit of shaving soap wrapped in a piece of paper bearing this inscrip tion “ enclosed find the soap-horrific promised.” —The U. S. marshals generally who brought up U. S. prisoners from the South spoke of their charges as toughs of a bad-man type. But if all were told truly it would be proved that the treatment they received was tough and calculated to make a moribund nude kick. Appreciating the difference of conditions here, they behave as well as any. i —One of the exiles from Oklahoma explaining why Waterbary watches were so abundant in that territory said a carload of Irish potatoes was ordered and they ran short two barrels so they threw in two barrels of NVaterburys. “ I tell ue boss hits a poo’niggah can’t spo’t a Wateli buweh deown in Oklaliom.” —When the man had his foot burned by molten iron in the foundry lately, perhaps nobody fully appreciated what a terrible am mount of heat was applied. Iron requires heat of 3,479 degrees of Fahrenheit measurement to melt it, or over six teen times the heat of boiling water. He is mend ing steadily under Dr. Hall’s careful treatment. —Miss Cochran in company with officer and Mrs. Forrester paid us a visit Monday. Officer Forrester looked as bright as a bridegroom on his honeymoon; and no wonder, as his wife, who for four years has been bed-ridden, is able to be about again. A man learns to appreciate a good wife when he is deprived of her fellowship and encouragement for a time. —The following problem is given us by one of the boys as an evolution of the brain of a Geor gia mathematical professor. It shows, though figures don't lie, that they may tell a mathemati cal truth but a commercial improbability at the same time. It also shows the remarkable force of supply and demand: A has 10 eggs, B has 30 eggs, C hasso eggs; each sells all he has, on the same day, at ruling market prices and all realize a like sum. Can any of our readers solve the catch? —S. W. sends us some very apt quotations gathered here and there, among them he asks: “ Have you gon astray? Well, stop right where you are, turn about and get a good sized hump on yourself in the opposite direction.” It is inele gant but sound, and worthy the attention of every man among us. He also points out that: “ The egotist lives next door to the fool.” We are of the opinion however that they bunk right together and eat with the same spoon out of the one hog-trough. A New Philosophy. The following extracts are taken by the N. Y. Herald from a pamphlet late ly published by a Mr. Claburn of Ken tucky. His ideas of some terrestrial and celestial phenomena are startlingly nov el and they define the author as a crank of the first magnitude. “The change of seasons is because the planet travels fast—fifty thousand miles an hour—and that the front end keeps cool; and when it starts to go east it gets warm in the north because the burning side of the planet is driven back to the north by the current of air that it receives going east. Gravitation is caused by the earth traveling so fast that it,draws everything to it, like a train of cars, when you stand close to the track when it is passing. What makes us have cholera? We receive the electricity in our stomachs and it floats around and poisons our food. We receive this from oth er planets. What would prevent it? Nothing but a tube to breathe through, surrounded at the end by a blaze of fire to burn up the electricity or gas. If a man could sit near the front end of a plan et in the direction that it is going he would freeze to deatli in one minute. And if the planet should stop one minute he would burn up. There is one planet they call the comet. It is the same as the other planets. The tail that we see is the hot lava running from the volcanoes, caused by concussion, made by the atmosphere of the two planets. When the planet is crossing the ecpiator the atmosphere divides this hot lava and makes it look like falling stars, which some times reach the earth. Away in the distance, when earth was very young, it went around so fast that the day was only three hours long. The whole globe was liquid then, and as it spun around and around at that frightful speed it finally burst in to two parts. The smaller of the parts became the moon, which has been sailing round the earth ever since at an everlasting distance. These curious points are not given on the “ sup pose so ” theories of an ignoramus but are the well-matured deductions of Dr. Ball, the astron omer royal of Ireland. Our editor has a brisk decided tread; you know he’s coming along before he comes. I had promised him “copy” but had been to lazy to get it up and had been meditating plagiarism when I ran across an article in a paper on the Evils of Literary Piracy. I had become so deeply interested that I failed to no tice his coming till he was glaring through the bars at me with a hungry, hunted look, hoarsely muttering “copy.” Things looked dubious. “ Bluff him off” Hashed a brilliant idea through my brain—pity it had not come sooner for I might have captured it and handed it over to the editor’s tender mercies. The bars were between us, so I assumed a threatening attitude and growled out, “ say what do you mean by”—but he was gone. I was laughing softly to my self at the success of my little strata- Another Theory. Where Am I At, gem when I heard him tip-toe up to the side of the door and stop just round the corner. I promptly kicked a chair over and at the same time rattled the door. I didn’t hear him go up; but when he landed I heard both feet strike the floor; then there was a soft swish, the patter of editorial feet and he was gone, this time for good. Xow when ye editor has business to transact in my neighborhood he stops just before he gets to my door, deliberately climbs to the gallery above and just as deliber ately descends on the other side; some times he goes around the block; and there are times when he is in a hurry that I hear a rushing noise down the corridor and look up just in time to catch a glimpse of a flying editor as he goes by with a jump. And now lam sorry. The editor is a harmless, well intentioned fellow creature, like Diog enes somewhat, wandering about seek ing for an honest man who, to para phrase an old sentiment: “ Now lie’s catched and got to prison Won't longer steal wliat isn’t liisen.” Temperance. There is a great deal said about tem perance by the press and by all the good people of the land; the good ladies who try to help us seem to think that intem perance is one of the causes which have produced so much crime, and therefore we, as criminals, are, or have been, in temperate men. To a certain extent this is very true, but there are men here in prison who are not guilty of the crimes alleged against them. They are, to-day innocent, and have been con demned and sentenced to a term of im prisonment here to satisfy the wicked devices of sinful men. These knew how to work the wires and so prejudice the minds of men of influence and mon ey that they gained their object. They made their money and gained their higher social positions (as they deem it) by pushing others to the w uif. But let us remember that there is an eternal (iod “Who ruleth in the armies of heav en and amoiiK the inhabitants of the earth.” The best lecture on temperance is the man who has always lived a tem perate life; and it is supposed that he cannot be found in prison. But the writer knows a man in this prison who never drank a glass of beer, never tas ted liquor of any kind but a very few times in his life’, and then only as pre scribed by a physician. lie is well along in years, yet has a strong, healthy body, and is capable of hard mental and phys ical labor. Total abstinence will pay any man well if only considered in a physi cal point of view. L. P. Samoan Troubles. It seems that Malietoa holds the Sa moan crown in opposition to the peo ples’ will. The trouble dates back to 1880. England, Germany and the Unit ed States have all put their fingers into the Samoan pie and helped to cause much bloodshed and trouble. The trouble has now drawn to a head by the revolt of the people against Malie toa, who is king by the will of the chief justice appointed under the treaty of Berlin. By the treaty of Berlin the three powers above named decided that the people by a general election should name their own king, but the chief justice will not issue writs. The natives want Mataafa and are confident of electing him king if given the oppor tunity to express their choice. The revolution now on is to enforce the pro visions of the Berlin treaty which gave the people the electoral right. By a misapprehension the powers were led to believe that Malietoa, who had re signed the kingship to Mataafa. after the disturbance of a few years back, was re-elected king by the people. But in fact he was left in power by them till a general popular election should take place, and in accordance with the so-telegraphed wishes of the signatories to the Berlin treaty. Finding that no election was to take place, the following of Mataafa, which is very great among the natives, have come to the conclu sion that, denied the right to elect their i king by voice or ballot, they will elect him by the sword. As a signatory power the United States should see that the intentions of the treaty of Berlin are honestly and consistently carried out regardless of the desires of others than natives of the islands who wish to control affairs through an un popular figurehead. The modern maiden who says she swims Is surely a modern daughter; She hangs few clothes on her shapely limbs, And she does n’t go near the water.— Puck. » • F. S.