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THURSDAY, April 12, IH‘>4 PRISON OFFICIALS. MANAGERS. EDWIN DUNS. President. - - - - Eyota. JOHN K. NOURISH Hastings, Jas s. O'BRIEN. ------ Stillwater, F. w. temple. ----- Blue Earth City, M. O. HALL. - Dlllllth. RESIDENT OFFICIALS. HENRY WORKER, - - - - - - Warden K. H. lemon. ----- Deputy Warden, E. A. OBRIEN. - - -- -- - - Clerk B. .1. Merrill - - - - - - - Physician miss mary mckinney, - - - - Matron. J. H. ALBERT. - - Protestant Chaplain, CHARLES CORCORAN. - - Catholic Chaplain, PRISON AGENT. CLARK CHAMBERS ----- Owatonna PRISON LOCALS. Population 41*7. How do you like the new Mirror? Discharged four. Regular 2; pardoned 1; pa roled l. fiver four thousand Mirrors were printed and issued this week. (ilerk E. A, O’Brien spent Sunday with his numerous friends in St. Paul. Ass't. (Terk Miss Minnie Jones spent the Sabbath at her home in Minneapolis. Keeper McFall returned Thursday night last from a brief visit to his home at Anoka. H. i>. “Brown, of Brown, Treacy & Co., St Paul, was a guest of Warden Wolfer Friday. Two car loads of Nebraska hemp was received at the prison twine shops, Saturday morning. We are never sure that spring has come to stay until we behold the deputy’s signs: "Keep off the grass.” Steward Benner lias begun making garden, having already planted a full crop of onions, lettiece and parsley. John Armstrong, and Peter Murray, trans ferred from the St. Cloud reformatory, were re ceived here Saturday. Work in the boiler shop being somewhat slack just at present, the citizen boilermakers are taking a brief rest. The hoys in the basement offices have been pretty busy of late, packing and sending out printed matter for the Thresher Co. Leopold Champois writes us from Auburn, N. V. saying: "I would not exchange The Mirror for the London Times.” •George Reynolds, in company with Harry Wolfer paid The Mirror office a pleas ant visit Saturday, while viewing the prison. Levi 1L Wightman, of Minneapolis, in compa ny with steward Benner, visited the prison last Thursday, making a pleasant call at our sanc tum. P. Lier. of Ashby, in company with Usher Ken yon. took in the sights of onr prison home Thurs day last, making The Mirror a very pleasant call. Mr. James O’Rourke, of Goodhue Co., spent the Sabbath in this city, visiting the family of his brother. Keeper O’Rourke, of the engine shop. We are sorry to record the illness of Keeper Ken Cayou who is at his home in White Bear Lake, suffering with a severe attack of tha rheumatism. I »iirinjj: the heavy snow storm Monday, Deputy Lemon remarked that lie would not make any more garden, nor plant any more flower seeds, until spring. Mrs. Jones, wife of Engineer Jones lias been confined to tier home by severe sickness, for the past week, but is now. we are pleased to state, convalescent. Sheriff John Tierney and Frank Talbot, of Anoka, in company with Keeper McFall, made a tour of tlie prison Monday, making a pleasant call at our office. We have several very able contributions, which on account of space, were crowded out of this weeks issue, but will appear in our issue of next week, without fail. Miss Maggie < juincy and Fred. Bordwell Jr. in company with Miss Gertie and Master Frank Wolfer. paid Thk Mirror office a pleasant visit last Friday afternoon. The lower dining room, prisoners’ kitchen and bake shop have all received a fresh coat of whitewash within the last few days, which greatly improves their appearance. It is evident that Warden Wolfer expects a big sale of twine the coming season. He has sent out about one thousand samples to every part of the state during the past week. The bath room lias been so arranged that the water in each stall is of an equal even temper ture. This is a big improvement over the old method of separate hot and cold water pipes. Storekeeper Fred Bordwell, replenished his stock of merchandise Friday and Saturday hav ing received .Mil yards of overall cloth and a goodly bill of tobacco, soap, brooms and lye. George Warner, of St. Paul and Mr. B. Theland of this city, in company with Ass't. Be put y Glennon. took in the sights of this insti tution Thursday afternoon, making our office a pleasant call. Several members of the Wilson Theatre Co., under the escort of editor Nick Nelson and Asst. Deputy Glennon. paid this institution a visit Thursday afternoon last making a pleasant call at our sanctum. Several of our prison keepers are making a vigorous kick because the Omaha road took off their Sunday train, which prevents them from making their regular Sunday trips to their homes In St. Paul. It is rumored that several of our prison officials and a number of the company’s employees will become members of the National Union, at the next meeting of that popular organization, one week from to-morrow night. Chas. Miller, A. Broutsoheck and J. 11. lteiuer of St. Paul, with editor, F. C. Neumeier, of the St. Croix Post, of this city, in company witli Keeper Stilkey, paid the prison a visit Tuesday, making Thk Mirror a pleasant call. Editor P. A. Kroslius, of the Pope County Journal, Mr. and Mrs. E. T. Johnson and Miss Williams, of Glenwood, in company with Deputy Warden Lemon, paid a visit to this institution yesterday, making our office a pleasant call. As the school children were passing through the prison the other day, one of the teachers was heard to remark that one great improvement which she especially noticed and appreciated, was the absence of coal oil upon the gallery walks. H. W. Brewster, acting principal of the School of Agriculture of the State University, and Mrs. Florence Brewster, librarian, St. Anthony Park in company with Deputy Warden Lemon, made a tour of the prison yesterday calling at The Mirror office. William Kreeger, a prisoner employed in the engine shops, got caught in the lly-wheel of an engine. Monday breaking Ids left forearm. He was immediately taken to the prison hospital where his arm was properly set and dressed by Dr. Hall, under whose care he is doing nicely. Last Thursday evening we were the favored recipient of a portion of Miss Henrietta Younger's wedding cake, the recent marriage of whom was announced in last week’s Mirror. May the future lives of Mr. and Mrs. Rawlins he ever as sweet and rich as the sample of cake which we received. Scarlet fever has inflicted the home of night Keeper Anderson, one of his children having contracted the disease. Mr. Anderson’s resi dence, r>oo N. Owen st. lias been quarantined by the city health officer and Mr. Anderson as signed to duty on the wall, tem|>oranly, Keeper McFall tilling his place in the cell room. If you receive a sample copy, of The Mirror this week, and you are not, already a subscriber, please consider the complimentary copy sent you as a special invitation from us. to become one. Fill out the accompanying blank and re turn the same, witli sl. to this office, and you will receive The Mirror one year, post paid. Theodore Weimar an inmate of this institution and a natural bora artist, lias just completed a fine moulding in clay, representing the “Minne sota Chief,” from which, castings will be made in metal to lie used as paper weights, for adver tising purposes, by the Thresher Co., the pro duction is a work of true art, and shows the skill of a master hand. The Mirror’s new headline was designed and drawn by an inmate of this institution whose artistic pen work is fast becoming famous and recognized as the work of a true and clever artist. The work was engraved and electro typed by the Minneapolis Fugraving Co., both of which facts fully explain the originality of design and the excellence of its construction. The following are the grade changes for the past week: First. Second Third. Thursday 303 h;7 21 Friday 301 niff 21 Saturday 301 173 20 Sunday 30l 170 20 Monday 305 170 20 Tuesday 305 171.... 20 Wednesday 30. x 1(!0 20 The Board of Prison Managers met in regular monthly session in their parlors at this institu tion last Thursday. The usual routine of busi ness was transacted and paroles granted to Frank Powlok, of McLeod county, O. P. Wilkin, of Clay county, and Frank Anderson, of Aitkin county. The Board adjourned at 2:00 o’clock the same day to meet again the Bth of next month. One of the boys in machine shop No. l. met with a severe accident;Saturday morning. While running one of the liig planes he carlessly laid his hand on the machine, which in moving for ward caught the fourth linger of his left hand, cutting it nearly off . He was immediately assist ed to the prison hospital, where Dr. Hall dres sed the wounded member, and lie is now doing well, but will henceforth he minus a linger. Secretary H. H. Hart, with Rev. A. H. Heath, D. D. of St. Paul and Rev. Francis Wriglev, of Springfield, in company witli Warden Wolfer, viewed the industries of this institution Satur day. paying Thk Mirror office a pleasant call. While investigating the mysteries of our secluded community. Rev. Wrigley underwent a personal test of the Bertillion system of measurements, which, we, judging from our own experience, the warden desires for future imlentification. Mike, the last of Katie’s pups, was released on parole last Saturday. Dr. Merrill consenting to take charge and exercise a fostering care over him during his period of probation. Contrary to the usual custom. Mike did not seem in tiie least overjoyed at going away, and plainly inti mated, when introduced to freedom, that intra mural life was plenty good enough for Ills dog ship, and that he had no kick coming. We hope to hear favorable reports of him in the future, and trust he will never be returned. Warden Wolfer received a telegram Friday from United States Attorney General Olney, stating that President Cleveland had remitted the line of Rufus Atkinson, a United States pris oner sent here from Paris, Tex. Atkinson was serving a fifteen months sentence, and, owing to his ill health, Warden Wolfer wrote to the department of justice stating his condition and recommending that he be liberated without serving the thirty days required in ieach case where the line imposed is not paid. Atkinson was very grateful when informed of the presi dent's act, and left the prison with a light heart. —St. Paul Globe. Six hundred pupils of the Lincoln School, of this city, in company witli their teachers, paid a visit to this institution Friday, and were shown through the prison by Deputy Warden Lemon and Asst. Deputy Glennon, assisted by Keepers Lund, Goldsmith, and McFall. Among the teach ers under whose watchful care this multitude of little ones were thus permitted to enjoy an extra holiday, were Prieipal, Miss Eva Smith. Miss Sara Smith, and Misses Davis. Mathews, Heffer ner. Meeds, Scott, Hicks, Roney. Reed, Brown and Soal. The little folks enjoyed their visit hugely, and it is to be hoped that many of the larger scholars, at 'east, reaped a wholesome les son which will profit them greatly in time to come. We made mention not long since, in our local colums, of the fact tiiat an enterprising cat had undertaken the task of raising a family in the basement, under the officers’ kitchen. Sorrow, alas, lias entered into that erstwhile happy family of felines and the grim reaper has used his sickle keen, so recklessly that only one di minutive little pussy is left to mourn its brothers and sisters. No one seems to know positively just how it came about; on Monday there were six lively, playful kittens; on Tuesday there was but one. When, or where or how they met their death is a matter of conjecture, but sus picion seems to point towards and center upon the state butcher, who is said to have once looked longenly at them as they played, and muttered under his breath; “Sausage-meat”! The prison population now numbers 495, the largest it lias ever been. This does not necessa rily mean an increase of crime in the state, for nearly 100 of the prisoners are United States con victs, most of whom were sent from Texas and Louisiana courts by a special aVrangement with the government. Then again, under a recent law. offenders are now sent here to serve sen tences on tiie “reformatory plan;” that .is, they may he paroled or conditionally pardoned any time after one-half the term of the lightest sen tence for their crime may have expired. In this way, many of the offenders are now sent to pris on hare who were formerly sentenced to the St. Cloud reformatory. Of the prison population 217 are working iu the thresher company’s shops on contract, (to-day’s record,) nine are in the hospital, live are females and the rest, 254, are working for the state; 115 in the twine factories, 25 in the storeroom and laundry, 22 in the cell room, 34 in the yard at odd jobs, and the rest as clerks, orderlies, engineers, firemen, teamsters etc. The boot and shoe factory is almost an as sured industry but at any rate,will not be iu operation for some months yet. However, there are no idle convicts, all are kept busy at work and are doubtless more happy therefor.— Minneapolis Penny Press. An old man, with snow-white hair and enfee bled form, laboring under the heavy burden of three score years and ten, wended his way into the warden’s office last Friday and asked if the warden would kindly provide him with some thing to eat. It is needless to say that his hum ble request was readily and promptly granted. After appeasing his hunger the old man proceed ed to unravel to the warden and other listeners, a strange and sadly romantic tale. It was the story of a misspent, useless and depraved life. The old man had been an inmate of eighteen prisons, and on two occasions, in years gone by. found a home within the realms of our own pris on walls. Now, on the very verge of the grave, homeless, friendless, without means, an aimless wanderer on the face of the globe, begging his bread from place to place, this decrepit old man is reaping the sad and bitter harvest of a mis spent life. Space forbids us giving iu detail the long story of his varied and romantic career. The above, however, is sufficient proof that there is no profit in evil doing, and a living witness to portray the fact that "the way of tiie transgress or is hard.” After listening to the sad story of Ids life, tiie warden kindly provided him with much needed comforts, and the old man went on his weary way, seeking a place, he knew not whither, there to lay him down and die. CITY ITEMS. Stillwater hoys will organize a base ball club, Subscribe for The Mirror, only SI.OO per year. The first raft boat of the season, lauded at Stillwater, Sunday. The Atwood mill started up Monday morning with a crew of i? 5 men. Hersey & Bean s mill started up with a full crew, last Monday morning. A new school house will be erected in South Stillwater, at a cost of ss.ooo. Company K., M. N. (4., gave a dance at the Armory last Friday evening. The ice went out of the St. Croix Friday, and navigation is now fully opened. J. S. Sullivan lias purchased the property of J I*. Thompson, on Maple street. The Wilson Opera Company lias been playing to full houses in this city for the past week. Editor Fd. O'Brien of tiie Irish Standard, Min neapolis, was in the city last Thursday visiting friends. Benny Bordwell lias accepted a position on the river and will experience his first phase of steam boat life to-day. The Knights of Honor gave a social dance at Music Hall last Thursday evening. A very pleas ant time was enjoyed. August Bartrom, who formerly lived on Hick ory St., has moved to Milbank, S. I>., where he will engage in farming. The Bible Circle met at 3:00 o’clock last Satur day afternoon at the residence of Rev. and Mrs. J. H. Albert, on Laurel street. Frank J. Gleason of Redwood Falls, was in the city a few days last week visiting friends and re newing old time acquaintances. lion. Isaac Staples, who lias been spending the past winter at Hot Springs, Ark., returned to his home in this city. Saturday. John A. Faubairn, who resides on the old Marine road, in the outskirts of the city, is said to be confined to his home by sickness. Ed. McFariand and wife, and Miss Ella McFar land, of st. Paul, spent the Sabbath in this city, the guests of Mr. and Mrs. John Fairburn. William Chalmers has been elected general manager of the St. Croix Boom Co.. William Sauutry. the former gen'! manager, retiring. Send ten cents for trial for ten weeks to the great western family story paper, the California Family Ledger, published at Los Angeles, Cal. The Sewing Circle, of the Swedish. Lutheran church, met Saturday afternoon last at the resi dence of Mrs. Andrew Magnesen, on School St. The South Stillwater brass band presents the “Deacon,” a comedy drama, at the Rink this evening, and to-morrow evening, the 13 and 13 inst. Hon. J.. C. Nethaway, who has been on the municipal bench in this city for a number of years, was Tuesday succeeded by Lawyer C. B. Jack. Mrs. Belle Armstrong has completed the sale of her property and household goods, and will soon make her departure for her new home near Chicago. Heitman, at the Chicago Bakery and Candy Kitchen, is selling fresh bread, double loaf, for only five cents. Mrs. J. H. Albert and Mrs. M. A. Stone, went to NorthfieUl yesterday to attend a meeting of the Woman’s Missionary Board, which is being held in that city. Ex-Chief of Police Matt Shortall has received information that his appointment as Deputy U.S. Marshal will be made and go into effect the 20th of April, present month. Louis Helggren, who has been teaching school in the country for some time past, returned to his home on West Laurel street, Friday, where he is now confined by sickness. Robert McKellar, was the fortunate holder of the key which opened the prize box at tlie Chest nut St. Pharmacy. The box contained $15.00 in cash which little Robert captured. James P, Thompson, who formerly resided on Maple Street, this city, has moved to a farm, about eight miles above St. Croix Falls, where he will till the soil the coming season. The Swedish Lutheran Church, on Third street has ordered a very, fine pipe organ, at a cost of $2,000. Its arrival Is expected within a few days, when it wili be immediately put in place. Fruit culture is more profitable to the farmer now than his other crops. Brown Bros. Co., the most extensive nursery house in the U. S., have a vacancy in this section. Write them at Chicago, 111., for their terms. Engineer King, of the Omaha road, who re sides at the corner of Ohio and Fifth Streets, will soon move lost Paul. The change of time on tlie aforesaid road necessitates Mr. King’s change of residence. Miss Louise Liiligreen, who lias been engaged as teacher in an out of town district, returned to her homo, at a_’l Laurel street, last Friday, where she lias since been confined by a severe attack of lung fever. One of the city policemen, was seen roaming around on the North Hill, the other day, looking fora hoy whom he wanted for fighting, and using abusive language to a lady, who chided him for iris ruffianly conduct. The city lire department was called out about eight o'clock, last Sunday evening, by a small biaze on Third St., caused by tlie explosion or burning of a pan of oil. The fire was put out before any serio.us damage was done. It is said that the North Hill Band, furnished tire Wilson Theatre Co., with music all last week and received as compensation a few compli mentary tickets. Cheap music, boys; but then ’twas a cheap show, so the thing is about even. Frank lteiter, proprietor of the Stockholm hotel, Second street, and a well known citizen, died at his residence on North Harriet St., at 10 o'clock Monday night, of dropsy. Deceased leaves a wife and two children to mourn his loss. August Holzheid. a former resident of Still water. was in the city iast Friday, renewing old acquaintances and making new ones. Mr. Holz heid while in the city was the guest of Mr.S. Sullivan. C. W. Fuller, who for the past five years has been engaged as a traveling expert for the Thresh er Co., has accepted a position for the coming season with the Advance Thresher Co., with headquarters at Sioux Falls, S. 1). to which city he has removed with his family, Tile teachers and scholars of the Lincoln build ing desire, through the Daily (Jazette, to extend their sincere thanks to Warden Wolfer for the kind invitation extended them to visit; the prison and for the courtesy shown tnem on the occasion Friday afternoon.—Stillwater Gazette. There is the California Family Ledger, the great western family story paper which is par ticularly bright in stories of western life, love and adventure. Ten cents pays for a trial ten weeks. Are you a subscriber? if not. why not? Say wlien -Family Ledger, Los Angeles, Cal. Charles Yanke and Mrs. Fenske, of the North Side, were united in marriage last Sunday at the German Lutheran church, Lev. Winter officiating. Mr. and Mrs. Yanke will resident the corner of Seventh and Willard streets, where they will be pleased to receive their many friends. A party of about twenty young folks assem bled at the residence of lteinholt Kutz, on'Oak street, Friday evening to assist in celebrating liis birthday. The evening was spent in tiie in dulgence of various amusements appropriate to tiie occassion and a general good time was en joyed. Robert McKellar, received quite painful and serious injuries while playing with tiie boys at school, a few days since. Boys, you ought not lie so rough in your frolics. Just think, how you would feel if you should be the means of causing one of your little playmates to become maimed or injured for life. The laboring men of Stillwater are organizing an association with the object in view of fur nishing and equipping a gymnasium and library for tlie benefit and pleasure of the laboring men of this city. This is a commendable step in the right direction, and should meet with the aid and co-operation of every good citizen. The re-organization of the City Council took place at the city council chambers, Tuesday night. J. .T. Eicliter was elected President and James Harron, v ice President. A communica tion was received from the Mayor, appointing Patrick Collins, Health Officer, which was re ferred back for the approval of the Board of Health. J)r. Voight was elected City Physician and Aug. Pairier, Levee Master. The election of Street Commissioner was laid over until next meeting. A Banquet. ()li. brilliant rays. The book is read! Avaunt, dull days! Upon your head We now lay an embargo; Veiled from your gaze— On lisli and bread We would not graze. But feast in Stead •• If Christ came to Chicago! ” S. 1’ An Oc Cur Rents. The garden gate was open wide Upon a summer’s night; The bull-pui) by Matilda’s side, In quivering gleams of demon pride. Just like a cur from her did glide, And wailed, and wailed, and wailed! The garden gate was open wide. When Epliriam hove in sight; He saw the bull-pup. fiendisli-cyed; He felt his gleaming tushes white, And stood in deep and dreary fright— Of pantaloons—Oil, horrible plight! Cur tailed! Cur tailed! ! Cur-tailed! ! ! S. P. Stillwater Council No. 230. National Union. Is a secret beneficial society. Its main object is life insurance conducted on the assessment plan. It is safe and reliable, of large member ship, steadily increasing, and prompt in paying its death claims. It issues from one thousand to live thousand dollar policies; assessing its members proportionately. A $5,000 policy holder at 40 years of age, paid during the year isos S3O; annual dues, s•_’; total, S3B; a holder of a SI,OOO policy, $7.20; dues, s•_’; total. $9.20. Who can beat this? The Senate Secretary is its only sal aried officer, including clerical assistance, and having no “Dead Heads” to consume a large ex pense fund, accounts for the remarkable low rate. Every member is a stock holder, deriving pro portionately a direct benefit from every dollar the society earns from lapses, suspensions and expulsions. The physician’s examinations are very thorough and rigid. We solicit your mem bership. If you are healthy, come and join us and enjoy with us the privilege of a safe investment at a moderate outlay and thus establish a pro tection for those dependent upon you at a time when your strurdy arm can no longer provide for them. Your death will be calmer and the remembrance sweeter to those you leave to mourn your demise. Applications for membership can be obtained of Mr. A. F. Wing, Secretary, or of any member of the Council. THE BAZAR: We would respectfully draw the attention of the readers of this paper to the fact that we are in a position to sell all kinds of Merchandise as cheap as any concern in the United States or Canada. Our connection in the Eastern market places us on an equal footing with the largest con- cerns in the country, and our ex penses for selling and handling Merchandise are far less than most concerns of our size that are lo cated in larger cities. Samples cheerfully sent to any part of the United States or Canada. Respectfully, A. G. SHUTTINGER. Stillwater, Minn THE BAZAR. SPRING IS HERE. AND SO IS MY WELL AND CARE FULLY SELECTED STOCK OF ELEGANT SPRING SUITINGS. This is the Finest line of goods ever brought to this City. Those wishing spring suits are re spectfully invited to call and ex amine my new, spring stock. I CAN SUIT YOU. CLEANING AND REPAIRING NEATLY AND PROMPTLY DONE. M. A. THON. Second St. !' Stillwater, Minn. 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