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any claims. That sincere and good man will reap his harvest close to the throne.

It was a great relief indeed to have this matter off our hands. Had the sentence been commuted this man would have been an everlasting source of trouble, as sooner or later he would have killed one or more men. Eleven men have paid the penalty upon these same gallows. Prince's hanging is the last in the state, for the gallows have been torn down to be replaced with the electric chair. Let us hope that nobody will ever sit in it.



Following the assassination of Mr. Davis a deputation of twenty-nine ministers of Lincoln called on Warden Delahunty and asked to inspect the prison. We never knew who had arranged this meeting, but we were satisfied that they were earnest and well-meaning men who were out there for the public welfare and to see if the place was really as black as it had been painted. The warden met them at the door and gave them a cordial reception. Chaplain Johnson did not know of their coming and appeared much surprised over it. The ministers were given a chance to see the entire prison and to inspect the food. They afterwards made several suggestions as to certain improvements in the prison but found nothing against the administration. They came like gentlemen and departed in peace.

But the little army of old women soul


savers were busier than ever and more underhanded work went on than ever before. A blow from the assassin's dagger had removed one of the obstacles from their path, but another one still remained, and he too ought to go that they again could hold high carnival at the prison.

I recall how Chaplain Johnson came to me one evening and made inquiry about the amount of money to the credit of the prisoners. I told him, that like in any other bank we did not reveal the balances of our depositors. "Well," he said, "it matters not so much to me what the individual has on deposit, what I want to know is general statistics. The story goes down on the streets of Lincoln that some men have so much on deposit while others have much more. We will classify these men and call those men who have one thousand dollars or over, Class A. And those with between five hundred and one thousand dollars Class B, etc. What I want to know is how many are in


Class B and so on." I refused to get him this information and suggested that he get it from the warden. He walked away. When the warden came into the office I told him about having refused the chaplain this information, and he said, "You were right. He is here to preach and not to meddle with the accounts." A few days later the chaplain called on Governor Aldrich and complained against the warden. The visit terminated in the chaplain "resigning" his position at the invitation of the governor to do so. The warden was notified, and soon the chaplain came to the prison, went to his room, gathered up his belongings and departed. No tears were shed over his departure - all felt relieved. We looked forward to days of peace and happiness.