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Prison Items-1876

SAMUELS, MILLER, MALONE, IRVING, CLEGHORN, JOHNSON, NICHOLS, MCCULLOUGH, WELLS, WILSON, BARLOW, BERRY, MEYER, MCINTYRE, ROCKWILL, SIMPSON, LONG, HEURST, CLARK, BUECKER, MEYERS, MARTIN, LESTER, LOVELACE

Posted By: cheryl moonen (email)
Date: 12/30/2017 at 14:28:47

Anamosa Eureka, Thursday, December 28, 1876, Anamosa, Iowa Page: 3

Prison Items

The following named persons have been sent to the penitentiary at Anamosa since are last report about a month ago:

From Clinton County – Geo. Samuels, larceny, 15 months; Chas. Miller, aiding prisoners to escape, 6 months; James and P. Malone, larceny, 2 years each; Robert Irving, assault with intent to murder, 6 months; James Cleghorn, burglary, 18 months; Wm. Johnson, larceny, 4 months.

From Dubuque County – A. J. Nichols, passing counterfeit money, 6 months; Jackson McCullough, same offense, 2 years; W. Y. Wells, same offense and resisting an officer –sent here for safekeeping; John Wilson, offense not stated, here for safe keeping; Edwin Barlow, larceny, 9 months; W. S. Berry, forgery, 2 years; Anton Meyer, larceny, 8 months.

From Cedar County – Wm. McIntyre, assault with intent to commit rape, 2 years; C. A. Rockwill, embezzlement, 18 months; Thos. Simpson, burglary and larceny, 6 months; John Long, same offense, 6 months; Geo. Heurst, larceny, 1 year.

Allamakee County – Melvin Clark, grand larceny, 16 months; L. Buecker, assault with intent to kill, 1 year.

Floyd County – E. H. Meyers, 150 days. Warden Martin informs us that a certain number of temporary cells are to be put up in the cell rooms, the present accommodations for 140 men being very nearly exhausted. The warden possesses a very hospital disposition and proposes to “take in” all who are anxious to apprentice themselves in the stone-cutting business for the benefit of the state. And, speaking of stone-cutting, reminds us that the new wooden building for the stone-cutters is a busy place just now. It is located west of the prison and is something like a hundred feet in length, with a side track running to the center. Here blocks of stone of all sizes are unloaded, and in due time the unshapely ledges are merged into forms of beauty and utility and will fill their allotted positions in the main building next season. The men are comfortably housed and three stoves provide all necessary heat, under the direction of the superintendent Lovelace and his assistant, Mr. Lester, the work goes on steadily and the force is being increased as rapidly as the blacksmith shop can furnish the tools. In fact the stonecutters, blacksmiths carpenters, shoe-makers, tailors and all others are kept steadily occupied in their various duties, and every department wears a look of activity and good order that is not only creditable to the officers in charge but gratifying to all that visit the institution


 

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