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Who said turkey? Also mince pie? Doc am no more. May luck go with him. State Agent Whittier held interviews the past week. \ Warden Wolfer was a St. Paul business visitor Monday. Inmates ordered toilet articles and news papers this week. Never mind! There will be another day x six months hence. The muckers had to lay off from actual work Friday —rain. Reboring work on the engine cylinders is progressing rapidly. John and Rex are the “candy kids” when they get a white jacket on. Interviews were held at the Deputy War den's office Saturday morning. General Office Manager Bourne is away on a three weeks’ business trip. Brick work on the blacksmith shop is finished up to heighth of walls. Rev. McCoy had a party of friends with him at choir practice Friday afternoon. The two Quartetts want to sing one more selection a piece, then jump in the lake. - < I Mr. Stevenson piloted a party of visitors through the institution the first of the week. Electrical mishaps in the twine factory had the electricians on the jump this week. Supt. Robertson attended a meeting of the Board of Control in St. Paul Monday. If you cannot be good to yourself, how can you expect other people to be good to you? That “little purp” must have been in Guard Parent’s way proper the other morning. State Agent Whittier conducted a party of friends through the instiution Sunday morning. Suds has a man he wants to trade, sell or give away. Nothing doing over this way my friend. Midget has begun to take larger thews since his assistant left. Plug and a half at * | \ a time now The glooms are tar in the majority this month. Maybe next month will be the joy (?) month. The Landscaper has been busy the past week on the site of and adjacent to the new greenhouses. ✓*» Mrs. Wolfer accompanied by her son Charles, attended religious services here Sun day morning. “Willful waste makes woeful want.” Canaries take notice and go easy on the bird seed after this. The painter has been busy the pagt week scouting around for broken window panes. Found some too. The plumbers have commenced work on the sewer connections for the farm ma chinery building. Ben Olsen, for some reason unknown, is making regular trips to Hudson lately, via the auto route. Material for the . greenhouse arrived the latter part of the week, and men are now busy erecting same. Night Guard Wellborn thought we were wearing a diamond the other evening. Not so, ’tis sad to relate. Slivers will have to change his name to “Man of many jobs.” He is now running a spinner in shop H. Rev. McCoy conducted services in the Auditorium Sunday morning. A good at tendance was reported. How is it that a man can lose his tobacco ticket and still keep his shaving ticket? Ask Guard Sederberg. The “ghost” walked the past week. That accounts for all the new shoes, etc., you are noticing hereabouts. Supt. Graham, of the Hanley-Casey Co., attended the business meeting of the Board of Control in St. Paul Monday. A car load of fire proof window frames were received by the contractor this week for the farm machinery building. * «. Dr. Smith of the Parole Board, was a visitor at the sanctum Saturday. He was accompanied by Warden Wolfer. It is a cinch that Ben does not under stand the blocking of hats. Ask Deputy Warden Coles for further information. Prof. VV. still knows how to unlimber \ that voice of his. The solo “Beautiful Isle of Somewhere,” was certainly up to stand ard. Good progress is being made on the ex cavating work for the east warehouse. They are moving about 130 yards of rock a day. Work has been commenced (on Main street in front of the farm machinery build ing) on the trenches for automatic sprink ling mains. Several men from the Mucker’s Union were transferred to the twine'sho'p this week, and a like number from twine shop to Mucker's Union. \ Capt. Alexander says it is a relief to have the uniforms ajl changed. Not near so many calls for clean clothes —grey does not show the dirt so plainly. The repairing of the three cottages out side the walls has been let to Joseph Jan sen, of St. Paul. Work is expected to commence theron immediately. The Human Statue has joined out with the warehouse crew. We feel sorry for someone, but are not certain whether it is the Statue or the boys in the warehouse. Looks as though the cold storage was go ing out of business for the winter. Put your shoulder to the wheel men and keep it out of business forever. You can if you only try. We made a mistake about that fellow getting the G. B. The young lady was only taking a vacation, as she was becom ing afflicted with writer’s cramps; what ever that is. One of the' boys in the laundry is sure there with the goods when it comes to do ing water color painting, especially when he has nothing to work with but blu ing and a toothpick. The mattress factory is turning omt mat tresses at a lively rate. Capt. Broostrom says from the present outlook all will have a new mattress in a few weeks. Straw cer tainly makes fine beds. Charles Wolfer, son of Warden and Mrs. Wolfer is home from Canada for a visit with parents and friends. Canada must agree with Mr. Wolfer's health, as he is sure looking fine. Say, Mr. Blackstone and Mr. Marco Folo, cannot you two gentlemen prepare a couple of Thanksgiving Day articles? We want to make the Thanksgiving paper a hummer and your assistance is earnestly re quested. C. P., head grub slinger and keeper in chief of the canary families, recently had the canary cage re-gilded. It certainly looks better and no doubt the birds notice the difference, as they are singing to beat the band. The Mirror force are awfully glad they are not in killing distance of the matron’s department. We are only pending them 40,000 hand books, 10,000 farm machinery catalogues and 8,000 parole violator books to be stitched. “The Better Citizen,” a publication is sued from the New Jersey State Reforma tory at Rahway, comes to us in a new and enlarged form and its general appearance and make-up is a credit to the institution it represents. The Song bird of sack stenciling fame, is still on the job, and to keep from getting lonesome he has manufactured a mandolin, using fine boards and part of a fibre can. Queer as it may seem, he can force music from it in some manner. There will be a poet’s corner in the Mir ror starting with the next issue. .Be it un derstood though that we do not stand sponsor for the originality of any of the poems printed under that head. So if you “cut” a poem and get “bawled out’'in some other paper, don’t blame us. The old ice house was razed the past week and excavation work has been com menced on the site thereof for the placing of supply tanks for the water softener which is soon to be installed. The work is being done under the direction of Mr. Graham, of the Hanley-Casey Co. Did not seem to make ourselves plain in regards to changing of address. We are fully awate that addresses sometimes change, but the local in last week’s Mirror was for the benefit of a few who send down a new address on an average of twice a month, and one man has a new address with every paper. Change your addresses when necessary by all means, but try and not come as often as the above. Get me, this time? Dr. S. G. Smith, of the Parole Board, brought his class in Sociology, from the State University, to the institution Saturday afternoon on a tour of ispection. After a brief address by Warden Wolfer, in the auditorium, the students were turned over to Deputy Warden Coles to pilot about the grounds; Supper was served them in the officers dining room at five o’clock. If actions count for any thing they surely had a pleasant time. NEW PRISON FARM NOTES By One of the Farmers. The cold weather Friday night put a stop to plowing for a time. Five hogs, weighing 1,739 pounds, were hauled to the prisons Saturday morning. Husking corn keeps the farmers busy. Another week of it ought to see the finish. Some Indian summer weather helped out plowing on the fdrm during the past week. A load, of oats from the O'Neil farm was hauled to the old prison, for the team there. The well drillers claim to have a good flo\v of water at a depth of sixty feet. Hope they get the pump in soon. If any of you like plowing, just try the field west of the wall. It keeps one busy dodgingVocks and stumps. Blue-legs had such a spell of tooth ache Saturday, that he called on the doctor and had the trouble maker jerked out. Stonewall has been promoted to be head herdsman —some important now. But for all that the cows keep dropping off in milk. Old John can’t figure out just how he was to blame that the cowi died; but then some one was to blame, so why not John? Grandpa has been running the lightning express during the past week on a new time schedule. One mile an hour is the limit Lars, the champion pig feeder oh the O’Neil farm, is the busiest farmer in the bunch. Ask him to help you and the answer is always the same: “I ain’t got no time.' The Big Chief is another “I ain't got no time,”-for he has been trying to explain to the bunch ever since he struck the farm that he was liable to go out any day, for the judgfe did not give him any time when he sent him here. But the Big Chief is still with us, and now wears a white chev ron on his coat sleeve. TWINE DEPARTMENT. By Hemo. On last Tuesday, System One, was changed from standard manila to the manufacture of standard twine. Foreman John Alexander, together with wife, acted as pilots fo a party of institu tional visitors last Saturday. Several hundred mowers from the Farm Machinery department at the old plant are to be stored in one of our warehouses. “Don't you even cuss the devil out; he’s bad, but he's able; you talk rough to him once he’ll do you dirt.” —H. W. Phillips. Superintendent Williams is away on his annual vacation. During his absence Assistant Superintendent Gurley will be in charge of all the departments of the twine factory. A car load of degras and several cars of hemp fibre were received during the past week, the former being stored in the base ment of the factory and the latter was put away in the warehouse. Hemp Inspector R. J. Henderson receiv ed a communication from a German friend feeding in Africa, it is not necessary to state that it was received in a bale of Ger man East African Sisal. To date he has been unable to find anyone who can inter pret it for him. An appreciable reward is the stimulus for the extraordinary zeal that is being manifested in the various departments to make the best showing on the comparative statement for the month. It is a good natured race undertaken with the best in terests of the factory in view. We wish each department could score highest. SHOP JL By R. S. Joy dies, only when love hath gotten more. The Mirror’s editor was distributing copy paper to the various contributors Sun day a. m. During the past week Shop A has been well represented in the daily line of march which usually takes place about 2:30 p. m. The local electrician installed an electric desk light in Mr. Williams’ office, last Friday, for the benefit of those employed there. Well, if system No. 1 does not take first honors in twine production, for October months output, on all important points, the blame can easily be placed upon our fore man. Because he was away on his annual vacation the first fourteen days of the months, see? In this even t, a poor excuse is better than none. By the way, 'a very pleasing incident took place in our shop the other day. Mr. P. M. was having trouble with a ladder and in trying to remedy the evil, he first used a spirt level trying to square it, and it was very amusing to see how astonished he was when he could get no results from the level, no matter what position he would place it in. He soon discovered his mis take and substituted a square. Results were, the ladder was soon put in proper form so it could be used as intended. That is all right Mr. P. M. we are all subject to mistakes. News is about as scarce as hair on Mar tin’s head nowadays. “We aint dutch,” says Pete, “Ay bar. a gud Norwegan, fa sto du.” All right Pete, we won’t let it happen again. Jake did not get his discharge either. Cheer up Jake, never mind a little thing like that; you’ll make it some day sure. No, I didn't get a parole. Oh, well, winter is coming with its chilly blasts, methinks I would rather remain, doncher- One of the clefks from the Superintend ent's office had charge of the testing ma chine, while Martin was away on his two day’s, vacation. Sully has challenged Windy to a duel, to take place on Thanksgiving day, chosen weapons being turkey and cranberry sauce. We will bet on Windy every time. Don has been initiated into the art of distributing spindles, vice Rastus assigned to other duties. We are confident Don will make good on this job, which is no sinecure. Now that the excitement, incident to getting paroled has worn off, I can concen trate my gray matter on the task of jotting down a few notes to that justly famous journal—The Mirror. Selah. We have a champion strong man in the person of Handsome Willie. I saw him slide twenty bales, weighing 1000 pounds, a distance of twenty feet the other day. Some back you have Willie. Ve editor was seen buzzing around the shop, looking for the machinist. He was carrying part of a press under his arm, which evidently became hot from over work. Hence the need of the machinist. The bee-hive—E shop—Everybody busy. H. M. was discharged last Thursday af- ternoon The Warden was an early visitor last Tuesday morning. Dan H. is running the bailers that H M. was running. Guard Courtnick of the Old Prison, was a visitor last Monday morning. J. E. S. has been transferred to E shop and is learning to sew sacks. The painter was up and took the meas ure of the broken windows. The gong in the dining room was on the sick list last Monday noon. Ever notice how quick some people are to knock you when you are down. The Hawk was transferred from E Shop to a fresh air squad last Wednesday. R. C. was promoted to weigher, and al so received his cromo last Wednesday. One of the spinners went on the sick list last Tuesday morning with a broken flyer. Supt Williams timed the starting of the machinery of this shop last Thursday morning and moon. Lost, last Monday morning—a goat. Finder please return to John nie Streble, and receive reward. Just because a man is from the South, and is off a day, is no sign that he is troubled with the hook worm. Sleepy got tangled up with his feet last Thursday morning on entering the shop and sat down. Sudden. No shock. # Notice some of the foremen of the other shops were visitors to E, last Tuesday, get ting a line on how we turn out such fine looking balls. “Coon, coon, coon, I wish my color would fade.’’ That is the song Cutie was singing as he put about half a can of talcum powder on his face after he got shaved last Thursday. Should Dan H. ever find himself over board in deep water, he need not have any fear of sinking, for his feet keep him up. They measured last Tuesday 12 1-2 inches. Dan would have been a big man if he did not have so much turned up. SHOP 0 Frank SHOP E By A. C. E shop is in thejead when it comes to pressed trousers. It loooked as though E shop was going to make a new output record for the week the way the boys started in Monday morn ing, but owing to shortage of stopk was held down to 17,000 pounds a day. FOUNDRY SPARKS. BY A SAND ARTIST. Thanks for the exchanges, Boss. Come again. All thoughts should be filtered, before using. Confidence in self, begets confidence in others. Guard Thompson is now located in the foundry. If Wasburn Madison Wisconsin, would capital be Madigan? Officer Welch is guard in core room and P. Bally acting foreman. Heliograms brought a new recruit to the foundry one day last week. Guard Bloom got a rather painful burn on his foot one day last week. The three men who are on mower wheels now are making good. A forty (40) ton car of molding sand was received at the foundry last Ssturday. What Guard Plante don’t know about a “wheelbarrow brigade” is not in the army code of locomotion. F. Rice, a citizen molder, was taken sick one day last week, but showed up bright and early Monday morning. Dan, the big chief, while unloading sand at the shop, met our big Sioux of the foundry and let a grunt out of him and said: “heap mnch sand, ugh!” The cable, which furnishes power for the blacksmith shop broke Friday morning, caused by the breaking of a guide wljeel on the carriage of the tention. Raidon Oaubs BY OTTO MOBILK The Sulzer question has been quite pop ular with the teachers at their three-a-week pow wow Foreman Plaster makes a daily trip to the new prison to superintend the work in progress there. Well done, Beau. You will receive congratulations on Thanksgiving Day. Everyone enjoyed it. The packers were troubled for a few days last week, due to a lack of material which caused the work to pile up. One of the new-comers is showing him self a hustler. He is paired of with Wash ington Slim, who has to hustle or get lost. Did some one say chicken and turkey both for Thanksgiving Day? Oh! you’re pardon. Broilers and turkey; that’s dif ferent. Some weather for winter. Shop win dows open all day and steam turned ofl, making the most of it, and all the boys are feeling good. One of the boys had a dispute with a cutter-bar lately, and came off second best, as was seen by the overalls, a la mode, for there was an exaggerated slit in them from ankle to hip. He wore pearl gray socks. Nuf sed. INTERESTING POSSIBILITIES By the way, Marco Polo, below is a lit tle editorial clipped from the St. Louis Re public which l call your attention to. An article from you on the far-reaching pos sibilities of such a decision would be in teresting; especially as to the effect on that nom de plume of yours. —B. “An injunction has been granted in London to prevent the manager of a certain concert pianist from advertising his “at traction” as an artist to be classed with Paderewski. The formal opinion of the court is no( at hand, but it may be as sumed that the judge thinks one man has no right to travel on another man’s repu tation. There are interesting possibilities in this decision, which may be made even more interesting by a slight extension of the principle involved. “The living will take care of themselves wherever this principle of law is established, but what about the dead? Couldn't it be used in some way to suppress the George Washingtons of San Domingo, the Na poleons of finance, fraud and baseball, the Jennie Linds of New Jersey and the Hom ers of Indiana? Could it not be applied so as to do away with all the Venices and Switzerlands of America, all the modes, Athenses (to say nothing of the Sodoms) and all actors who claim to be second Booths? Finally, couldn’t this ( precious idea be invoked to make Bill Sulzer stop trying to look like Henry Clay?. ‘May a city demaud pure milk?” A city or a man may demand moat anything, but that’s no sign that either will get it.