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Soarii of (Control C. E. Vasaly, - - - Little Falls C. J. Swendsen, - - St. James Ralph W. Wheelock, - - Minneapolis Downer Mullen, Secretary. * Soarii of ParoU E. Vasaly, Chairman. Henry Wolfer, Secretary. Rev. S. G. Smith. Charles S. Reed Seatdrnt (Officials Henry Wolfer Warden J.J. Sullivan Deputy Warden J. Backland Asst. Deputy Warden, New Prison John Whelan Asst. Dpty. Warden, Old Prison E. Deraaish Steward G. A. Newman Physician Miss Mary McKinney Matron C. E. Benson Protestant Chaplain Chas. Corcoran Catholic Chaplain Rev. John McCoy Chaplain. New Prison MIRRORETTES — ■■ ■ - February went out like a lion and March came in hanging on to its tail. No use talkin’, the choir certainly did cover itself with glory last Sunday. The Board of Control met at the new prison Thursday and gave an audience to about thirty inmates. Saturday’s blizzard caused the wall guards to stick pretty close to their shacks. Some wind that, and some cold. Six inmates or the new prison drew lucky numbers in the March meeting of the Board of Parole held Tuesday of this week. Those beautiful flowers furnished by Landscaper Newell in the Auditorium Sun day made us feel the thrill of the joyous Easter season. Lost, a red neck-wrap in cell hall A. Sat urday afternoon while cleaning up. Finder return same to Cell Hall Captain and ob lige, occupant cell 86. The Pilot graduated from runner in the front office to the driver of the fast mail wagon —and to complete his happiness, he has at last drawn a parole. Our laundry contributor complains that lack of steam handicapped their work last week. We knew something had gone wrong when we saw the wrinkles in Sat urday’s allotment of sheets. Our thanks to our friend Francis C. Richter, editor-in-chief of the Philadelphia Sporting Life, for putting us on his list for a complimentary copy of that very much alhe publication, every week. We appre ciate it. Officer Buckley returned to duty Wed nesday morning after several days absence due to the serious illness of one of his child ren. We are glad to see the jovial guard back in his accustomed place, and hope the complete recovery of his little boy may not be long delayed. Just as “Buck” had finished setting up Marco Polo’s column for this week’s issue, and had it looking as pretty as the prover bial little red wagon, Doc, came along knocked the galley off the rack and pied the whole business. —Only the silence rule saved us from a severe shock of profanity. The editor broke his glasses Monday afternoon and had it not been for Capt. Alexander kindly coming to his assistance by lending him a pair of his, the scribe would have been compelled “go blind’’ on the Editorial writing. Might have been a good thing at that—for the readers OUR SUNDAY SONG SERVICE Chaplain McCoy certainly gave the in mates of the new prison a treat last Sunday morning in the song service he had quitely arranged for the Auditorium, and if he could hear the words of praise the boys are passing along the line, he would know that we all heartily appreciate his untiring ef forts in our behalf. The regular sermon was dispensed with, the services consisting of the reading of the scriptures and numerous hymns familiar to all. A new supply of hymn books, re ceived the day before, enabled each man to participate in the singing, and the way they made the building ring was simply delight ful. Landscaper Newell added materially to the pleasure of the occasion by supplying a large number of plants and blooming flowers from his Crystal Palace, for which we are also thankful. The two choirs rendered several pleasing selections, and taken as a whole, the Sunday services were most enjoyable and beneficial. The attendence was especially large. AS OTHERS SEE US Richard Barry in the Century Mayazine Say* Pretty Thing* About us Richard Barry in the Century: —“The Minnesota state prison was established for the “confinement and reformation of con victs.’’ That is the language of the statutes, and similar language is found in the laws of only four states. The new cell block was built at a cost of over $3,000,000, and satisfies every advanc ed idea of prison construction. No more than one prisoner is premitted in a cell; the sanitary arrangements are excellent; light and heat and ventilation are like those in a school. The discipline is very strict, but consis tent. Everything, except some of the ma chines, operates noiselessly and with pre cision. There is no dark cell, no whipping post, no chaining device or any manner of corporal punishment. In lieu of these a system of rewards and punishment has been evolved. The prisoner who does not be have gets less food than others. If he pre sists in his contrariness, he is put in a darkened, not a dark, cell. As the very limit of punishment, his tobacco is taken from him. The loss of his tobacco usually appeals quickly and strongly to a convict’s judgement. In so far the Stillwater prison is similar to the best elsewhere; but in the use of its manufactured products it is unique. With in the prison is located the best equipped factory for the production of binder twine anywhere in the country, and it has the third largest output of any similar factory. Here is the revoluntionary fact. The manufacture of binder twine in the Minn esota prison is so well managed that it entirely supports the prison, and earns en ough more to give every convict a small daily wage. ’ TWINE DEPARTMENT By Hemp. Occasionally Foreman Trott runs a thou sand pounds over his average output —He did it one day last week. It is not always fiber that the ware house crew handles. Last week they assist ed Mr. Henderson to load a couple of cars of empty barrels. Foreman Ed. Strebleand “Frenchy" have been turning out 17,000 pounds of standard twine so many days that it has gotten to be an established score. Lost:—One large box containing blank shipping tags, also the “duty" of filling out the blank spaces on the tags—No reward The finder will please keep mum. Several car loads of twine were shipped the past week and the room vacated was greedily taken by a number of car loads of fiber received. The shipments of twine have not, as yet, become large enough to make any appreciative vacancy in the warehouse. The competition for the prize for Febru ary has been conducted so quitely by all the contestants that it is, at this writing, an impossiblity to even venture a guess as to which system will carry away the coveted awards. The announcement of the winner cannot be made for several days as it will require all the official figures to determine the winner. Now, that there is a long month ahead of us, lets all get busy and try to eapture the “coin” this month —for only one can win the February money and it may not be you. SHOP B GOSSIP By O. P. B. Even here, a knock is a boost, so if you don’t wish to help those you don’t like, don’t knock. Frenchy our foreman, and Mr. Strebel are wearing a smile that won’t come off. I wonder why? We are told that after six months of ap prenticeship, “Dad," our runner is about to graduate and get a salary. Deputy Backland is going to have a dictagraph placed in the chapel to find the silent members of the white choir. I wonder why so many of us watch for results, after the assistant Deputy calls about 1:30 P. M. Not guilty eh? The breaking of a few shafts etc, don't seem to interfere with the output of this shop. Some class to our machinist. According to the way we all joined in the singing at the song service Sunday, Rev. McCoy cannot doubt but what we all enjoyed it. Come again. Although a member of the gopher league, Bamboo Slim, still persists in smiling. I wonder if he is not thinking of that irrisist able rag he heard in D. C. Just found out why our colored brethern are so wont to laugh, the Dentist has been working on their teeth. Oh! you gold tooth, at ten bones a throw. Four different oilers during the last month in this shop, and now we have the fat boy doing the lubricating stunts. All things are swiming in oil even Fatty. Rusty who gathered news items of this shop, having been transferred to shop A, it falls on someone else to keep the doings of this shop conspicious, so here it goes, and please overlook mistakes. FLYERS FROM SHOP D By Slivers In a slit-skirt Sherlock, in a slit-skirt. Even if our visitor was not “Someone” it was appreciated all the same. Jake was sick two days during the week and while he is not feeling very well yet, is back at work. Next time we have movies the scrapy ones had better be eliminated, it seems to be contagious. J. and W. did a posing act Tuesday morning and are now fullfledged members of the Gopher League. Only nineteen men in our crew three days last week but we held our output right up to maximum of 14,000 pounds. Hurrah! for Uncle John, Butch, Little Joe, Nil Desperandum and all the rest of the boys in the orchestra they are there. Say Mr. Editor, was she a lioness or a “lamb stew?” Seemed like the former Saturday night but Sunday morning it looked very peaceful. “Rosebud” from shop A has been sew ing sacks in this shop several days, taking Little Willie’s place and Willie has been running a set of bailers. Foreman Newman took us over and . in troduced us to a set of spinners right after the posing stunt was pulled off. Do we like them? Nix friend, nix! Sully, Frank and Phil are thinking of starting a “Handsome Men’s Club” the initiation fee is to be one “head of Hugo Best with Sully chief chewer. R. C. was running a set of spinners while Jake was sick in fact there was a general change during the week but every one will probably go back to their old positions as soon as J. and W. are discharged from the grand jury. SHOP E NOTES By Duke Rip Van Luckey was a winkle man. Thanks Mr. Editor for the magazine you are jewel. C. H. says he has only eight months and a whisper. That story about the Rocky Mountains, Slim, it’s all bluff. Thanks Jack for your kindness I hope you get that pardon. C. H. takes the place of H. S. on the spinners. Where did you go Dutch? Did I hear the music of a bagpipe the other day, or was somebody throwing a fit? Eighteen thousand pounds of twine Sat urday, that’s what I call going some. Fine work boys. A scream, a roar, and a bushel of fun; Motion picsures, a feast, and the band by gum. When the gong rang in the dining room the other day Bright Eyes shouts they're off! “Sirloin” wins the' steak, “raw cabbage” by a head and “corn cob” by an ear. A SPASM OF THOUGHT By Sherlock Since the “Deah Gels" have begun to wear painted bugs on their cheeks, they have rejnvenated a back number “The boys with athe tattooed arms." The deep tenseness of ebon night wrap ped the old farm building in a death like pall. Hist! Ha, the silence is broken again, and a faint, uncanny light twinkles through the yawning cracks «f the old mossy barn Hist! At last the mystery is solved. ’Twas the farm boss talkin’ to his cow. A Prevarication. I told the head-tray he was looking fine He went to the glass to see, Hereafter it’s the truth for mine; ’Cause now he don’t speak to me. By Goddastit, The difference between an optimist and a pessimist is, one believes in mascots while the other prefers hoodoos. An exchange says: Rev. Fred Smith, of New York, preached a sermon for men only, on “Sins that Kill,” haudling the topic with a skill that showed long and thor ough familiarity with his subject. It is rumored on the outs, that gasoline has dropped one cent —maybe it has, bu. goodness knows, it has scents enough left. We’re going, too, when the time comes. It is claimed that the nitrogenous phos phate contained in the muscular tissue of a good beef steak will rectify pathological mal-functioning of the cerebral ganglia— get me sport? Hurrah! Hurrah! This is she. Dear old March!—Soft peddle. Everyone else has had atryaraisinga “lip cluster,” now we’il watch the head-tray— Don’t all pipe to once. They say it is an easy stunt to recognize radium. If you suspect yourself of having any, just hold a junk of it near a 14-karat diamond in the dark, and it will cause the stone to shine brightly.—Easy, eh! fellows? If that aggregation in dear old F (capi tol F, notice it?) don’t win the twenty dobbies they should Fret—March is com ing. Worried is the gink who cannot smile. Care killed a cat, but kindness never killed a man. Chickens come home to roost —not 1914 chickens who do the Tango glide. This year’s farm products show at Crook ston, took on quite a military aspect owing to the infantry at the baby show, and the cavalry in the department of booded calves. The exhibit was notable for the absence of Irish bulls among the cattle, and the hy draulic ram and muttonhead sheep. Sherlock’* Beauty Spot Recipe* How to get beautiful by Cavilieri Rusty cani, famous Prima Facie: I learn that in Stillwater may be procured a brand of concentrated liquid lightning that causes the hair to curl. An ordinary cork screw will be found useful in remov ing blackheads. Never use insect powder on the teeth. If you can’t procure an em ery wheel, scrub them with concentrated lye and dry with a blotter. Warts may be removed by dipping them into boiling ba con grease, taking care not to get it into the eyes. After repeating this process a few times, it will be found that the wart can be easily removed by the aid of a claw ham mer. A large red nose is unsightly, and should be carefully pared down with a pen knife, and sprinkled with talcum powder. The mouth may be made smaller by a daily diet of green persimmons. “How can I cure myself of blushing?” wires Dayse:—Go into society, you little rascal. LAUNDRY DEPARTMENT By “ Yours Truly ” Received your book, O. C. Many thanks. Wednesday morning somebody shut off the steam and we were delayed nine hours. The Overland Kid was kept busy Wed nesday hanging clothes on the three radia tors. Mike, our socks darner, says he is darn ing one hundred pairs of darn socks every darn week —gol darn! Someone said, “scrub the floor,” and Sleepy Tom rubbed his eyes and remarked: “Why, this ain’t Friday!” Last week the truck from the old prison brought down a load of new beds for the new cell house. Looks like we are going to have some more guests. The laundry was so far behind time that we had to call in the services of St. Croix to help with the clothes in the mangle room. Some handy “maid,” is St. Croix. Johnnie was busy last week making slate rags for the school room. He re ports the manufacture of twenty-eight in five minutes, and would have made more but his “engine” broke down. WHAT THE PRESS SAYS Editor* who Think a Great Deal of the Mirror And TeU Why “That most excellent little publication, the Prison Mirror, having found itself some what handicapped for space to accomodate its many feature writers, has been compelled to enlarge its size, and came out last week as a six column folio. There is no weekly paper in which we take as much interest as the Prison Mirror, and although we appre ciate the “stuff” it contains, we are glad when its contributors quit contribting in order to devote their time fo more remuner ative occupation.”—Deerwood Times. Likes to See a Change “The Prison Mirror has been enlarged to a six column folio. The Mirror is filled with news every week and is always a wel come visitor. It can not change editors too often to suit its friends however, pro vided it changes the right way.”—LeSueur News. Intellegent and Sincara “An exchange most heartily appreciated reaching our desk each week is the Mirror, an interesting sheet issued and edited by the inmates of the Stillwater prison. This splendid paper was founded twenty-seven years ago, and with age has steadily and substantially grown until now it is reconiz ed as one of the most worthy and attractive weeklies in the state. Its latest venture is to discard its knickerbockers for long pants, appearing last week in a regular newspaper size. For instructing, assisting, encourag ing and entertaining as its mission this valued paper is making good, and even those enjoying freedom have profited great ly by its existance. The Mirror has labored untiringly all its life for the up lift of humanity, and is an intelligent and sincere reformer."—Gonvick Banner. BRITISH SOBREQUETS Tommy Atkins has Peculiar Titles Applied to Him by Loyal Admirers. By The Baron It is not generally known that nearly ev ery British regiment possesses a sobrequet, but strange to say they do. “Tommy At kins" is the Chef d'oenvere of the British army, being at all times in allegro state of mind, he is always up to some mischief or otlier, much to the annoyance of his com manding officer, who, as a rule, is a strict disciplinarian, and rules his men with the proverbial mailed fist. Woe betide the man who by chance should happen to be brought before this plenipotentiary. The following are a few well known corps that posess nicknames: The Life guards, who are the household cavalry, are known as the “Feather Beds,’’ they being always kept at home to protect royalty. Having no chance to face the powder, we might say that they have ample time to “powder the face." The Foot guards go by the name of the “Blackguards.” Quite a number of these gentry have entered the ranks of the British aristocracy (by marriage) and the ireful mamma has undoubtedly given them their proper name —the “Blackguards." The Highland light infantry is dubbed the “Happy Little Infants." When on the march this battalion whistles or sings the latest tunes or songs that happen to be the rage at the time. The York and Lancaster is termed the “Young and Lazy Mob,’’ and has the credit of possessing the finest field band in the army. . The Yorkshire light infantry goes by the name of the “Flower Disturbers," having fought a brilliant and successful engage ment in a garden of roses at Minden (Min den Day is observed every year by the Y. L. I.). The Fifth Northumberlands are called the “Fighting Fifth," who, it is said, cov er themselves with glory every time they meet the foe, (whether it be on the battle field or in the canteen). The Royal Army Medical corps are the “Linseed Poultice Wallopers.” As Tom my says in his praseology, “These ‘ere blokes are always somewhere else when you want ’em.” The Royal Scots, the first of foot and the last for horse, are known as “Pontius Pi late’s Body Guard.” This is the oldest regiment in the service and possesses more honors on its colors than any other corps. The Royal Marines get the monoker of the “Joeys,” but Jacky Tar says, “’e his my whitewash brush.” It is well known in all navies that the sailor is major domo on board ship, and at all times must the ma rine remain his valet de chambre. Last but not least comes the City Im perial Volunteers, a corps that was organ ized during the Boer war. These boys were mostly comprised of bank clerks, and found to their dismay that it was somewhat easier to cash a check than to check the enemy. They were well known for their retreating tactics. (It must be understood that retreating in actual warfare is as skill ful as advancing.) They remained with us for a year, and were no doubt glad to get home again. In volunteering to serve their country, they proved the true martial spirit of a man, when his country calls for arms. Dulce et decorum est pro patria mori Machine Shop Turnings By J. D. The pompadour kid from Washington was drawn for the grand jury yesterday. Landscape Newall, was up to see us one day last week, with a sunny smile and a big axe. Heard somebody tell my friend Paddy that he got mad like a hen. Wonder what he meant. Supt. William’s gloves had a bath and were dried a la French, on an emery wheel, some class. Nosey is some acrobat when it comes to tumbling; but its a good thing he is not made of glass. Says me friend Mickey, “Oh, for scut tle of suds. ’ Never mind, Mickey, every thing comes to him who waits. Some class to Nosey when it eomes to painting the sanitary drinking fountain. The water tastes better already. The two big Johns are some dirt clean ers. Handled nearly three tons of dirt yes terday and were through at three o’clock. Mickie says, “Never again. This grand jury business is not what its cracked up to be. The straight and narrow path for mine. Nearly had a spasm yesterday. George, the kid, grabbed a broom and swept the entire floor as clean as a whistle. He must have had a brain storm. Old Reliable, of the rope room contract ed a flat wheel recently and is now resting up for a few days. Says it was hard to keep up in line as his feet didn’t track. Nibs is going around with a swollen jaw, says he has an ulcerated tooth. Take my advice, Nibs, and stay away from the base ment. It may be your eye next time. Archie Moonlight and Clarence Upstart were argueing as to who was .overburdened with the most avoirdupois. Just then, Fluffy Ruffles hove in sight, carrying full sail, The stuff is off, says Archie, he wins. Kidds is some oiler and I understand somebody made him an offer the other night. Don’t you do it, son. Kidds says that he will accept that business proposi tion of Paddy’s; if Paddy will get the nec essary requisites from the tailor shop. J Writing Notice • AH inmates are hereby requested, J • when writing, to place their register • 2 number and page number on the * J upper right hand corner of the en- J • velope, in the space to be covered • • by the stamp. Your page number • • will be found written with a lead J • pencil on all incoming letters. • 2 Compliance with this request will * J cause letters to be mailed promptly. £ • Also, inmates are cautioned against • 2 writing between the lines, and be • • careful to sign your names to letters 2 • at its close. • • • •••••••••••••••••••••••A • OLD PRISON NOTES UNCLE JOHN’S SAYINGS Last Saturday’s blizzard was a corker, the first one we had this winter. Four dozen new chairs for chapel use were received last Saturday. Say, friend Sand Artist, who was it that put the p ie in the piano? Eat, drink and be merry today, for to morrow you may be—married. One car load coal and one car of coke, were received during the week. Drill was cut short last Sunday on ac count of the ice and cold weather. Mass was held in the chapel Sunday morning, Father Murphy officiating. The deputy escorted a party of friends around the institution last Saturday . If there’s anything we like better than moving pictures, in here, its more pic tu res. Did it ever occur to you that the sun always seems to shine brighter after a cloudy day? School days, dear old golden rule days will soon be over, and the summer vacation will dawn upo us. About 2800 yards of kahki was received at Tailor Nelson’s department during the week for summer uniforms. Hi say, friend Sherlock, Nil Desperan dom is ’ere yet, and also says he will stay for awhile yet, don’t you know. Five dozen neat little Catholic prayer books where received, and will be distrib uted among the Catholics in the chapel. The moving pictures must have been fine on Washington’s birthday, but they could not have been better than at the new prison. A big load of oat straw in bales was re ceived and stored under the band room for making mattresses, the best material for mattresses, too. Senor Villa doesn’t care a snap for John Bull or Uncle Sam, either for that matter he does just as he please and neither of them will stop him. Our friend, Soapy is going to leave us this month, and in him we loose one of the best barbers that ever was held in captivity, and that is saying a good deal. That letter “e", yes. Without it there would be no evidence, no sentence, and no cells, if, oh yes there would be no beer, if, oh, what’s the use, there is one, see. As we were absent on Washington’s birthday we can’t tell you anything about it, but all agree that it was as good a holi day, as the officials could provide for them. I believe St. Croix is going to leave us this month sometime. If so, here is wish ing you the best of luck, old scout, and hope you will appreciate a good thing when it comes your way. Our fire brigade was called out twice last Tuesday. They must have suspected aomething, for they were at the shop before the sound of the bell had died away. Going some what. See if your ludians can beat it. Father Corcoran’s new assistant, Father Murphy, delivered his first sermon in the chapel last Sunday morning. Father Mur phy has a clear and powerful voice and spoke about temptations, which was closely listened to by all the inmates. He left a good impression on all who heard him. Deputy Warden Sullivan sure gave the orchesrra boys the surprise of their lives on Washington’s birthday. He escorted the boys three blocks down town without shackles and placed them on a street car and accompanied' them to the new prison, and en route showed us the principal build ings of the city, especially the high schools and court house, the Catholic church and so on. It sure was a ride we all appre ated, and was courteous treatment on the part of our deputy It was the writer's first street car ride within twenty-two years and was very much appreciated. It surely shows that there are good people in the world, who are more than willing to do the right thing, provided we do the same. Thank you. SHOP K (Old Prison) By the Book-Worm Did you see him fellows? Off once and back again, off again and back again. If you want a model, choose grapefruit. It was a lemon that had a chance and took advantage of it. They say, “A sucker will do more than an average individual.’’ Perhaps that is why some people prefer a vacuum cleaner to a broom. “A bird in the hand is worth two in the bush,’’ 1 very often am told, bnt take it from me I would rather see, a bird in my stomach, cold. If you should happen to be a new arrival and hear some one ask the foreman to get a barrel, don’t think you are working next door to a brewery. “Thanks,’’ to Otto Mobile for the loan of his book, “Happy Hawkins.’’ It brings back fond recollections of many happy days when I (tried) to punch cows in Wyoming. When it comes to throwing side leather in front of a sole cutting machine some men hereabouts must imagine they are working in a calf-branding corral on a Texas round-up. Foolish question No. 7,655,321: — Lady Visitor: “Are all those men learn ing to make shoes?” Usher: “No madam, they are sliding through college on a banana peel.” They call them “Fair Stitchers,” but I have never been able to comprehend wheth er it is what they do that is fair, or are they themselves fair, or was it the work that they did originally demonstrated at some World’s Fair? Did you ever know that with all his worthlessness and all his shiftlessness that the Mexican Greaser was better off finan cially, better off physically and perhaps morally, than the average foreign poor found throughout the slums of our large American cities? “Apple-Butter Slim” the man from many ‘jungles’ is back at the old stand engineering the rounding machine. When questioned as to the durability of his ailing ‘glim’ he re plied: “Oh, boy, I can see more with my one eye than you can with your two, be cause I can see that you've got two eyes and you can only see that I’ve got one.” Foundry Spark* By Sand Artist The date is July 17th E. Fire department made a run to the foun dry on a false alarm, on the 25th. Machine shop foreman at new prison, is noticeable about here lately, looking after work for his department. Mr. Millarch, the night man in the foundry is the happy father of a baby girl, which arrived on the 24th. The picture show on Washington’s birth day was the best ever. What the “Mick” did on that day wasn’t slow. All citizen moulders are now in one end of the shop, instead of being scattered over the whole shop as heretofore. It makes it more convenient, in several different ways. Guard Bloom says, it takes the Irish to clean out the house.” He was to the movies on the 23rd. Wanted—One strong minded man, to push pencil in foundry sparks: hours short, surroundings safe, compensation the best. No boosers need apply. Apply to Square deal-Bloom. FORGIVEN A soldier was brought before the com manding officer. He was an old offender. “Here he is again,” said the officer, on the man’s name being mentioned. “Flogging, disgrace, solitary confinement, everything has been tried with him.” “Sir,” said the sergeant, “there is one thing which has never been done with nim yet—he has never been forgiven.” “Forgiven!” exclaimed the colonel, with surprise at the suggestion. He thought a few moments, then ordered this unruly sol dier to be brought in and asked him what he had to say to the charges against him. “Nothing, sir,” said the man, “only I am sorry for what I have done.” Turning a kind and pitiable look on the man, who was expecting only the severest punishment, the officer said: “Well, we’ve tried everything with you, now we are resolved to forgive you. You are for given.” The hardened soldier was struck dumb with amazement. The tears started to his eyes, and he cried like a child. From that day on he was a new man, and a better sol dier never wore the queen’s colors. The man was conquered by mercy and melted by love. The redeeming chord in his heart was touched by the love of God expressed in human kindness which, though it suffered long, still was “kind.” Judge (Sternly)—Didn’t I tell you the last time you were here that I never wanted you to come before me again? Prisoner —Yes, sir; but I couldn’t make the officer believe it. “Have you frogs’s legs?” asked a man of the waitress in the restaurant. “No sir, I haven’t,” said the girl as she flushed and drew herself up. “Itsrheu matism that make me walk like that.” MONTHLY SCHOOL REPORT.—OLD PRISON. The following is the school history for the month of February 1914. Number of school sessions 11 School attendance at opening session Feb. 2nd, 1914. 181 Average attendance during month 183 Highest “ “ “’ 188 Lowest “ “ “ 180 Average compulsory attendance 18 Average voluntary “ 165 Number excused by Medical Dept. during month—Temporarily 7 “ excused by Medical Dept. during month —Permanently 0 “ excused by Deputy Warden during month—Temporarily 4 “ excused by Deputy Warden during month—Permanently 0 “ enrolled after opening school 8 “ (who attended school) dis charged from Institution 3 “ pupils reported for breach of Institutional rules 2 “ pupils reported for indolence and lack of interest in school work. 0 J. J. Sullivan, Deputy Warden. MONTHLY SGHOOL REPORT.—NEW PRISON. The following is the school history for the month of February 1914. Number of school sessions 11 School attendance at opening session Feb. 3rd, 1914. 11 Average attendance during month 113 Highest “ “ “ 11? Lowest “ “ “ 112 Average compulsory attendance 10 Average voluntary . “ 105 Number excused by Medical Dept. during month—Temporarily 8 “ excused by Medical Dept. during month—Permanently 0 “ excused by Deputy Warden during month—Temporarily 1 “ excused by Deputy Warden during month—Permanently 6 “ enrolled during month 3 “ (who attended school) dis charged from Institution 0 “ pupils reported for breach of Institutional rules 1 “ pupils reported for indolence and lack of interest in school work 0 J. J. Sullivan, Deputy Warden. POPULATION Number of Inmates at Old Prison 643 Number in First Grade 435 Number in Second Grade 190 Number in Third Grade 18 Received during week 6 Discharged 4 Paroled 1 Last Serial Number 4466 Number of Inmates at New Prison 506 Number in First Grade 363 Number in Second Grade 121 Number in Third Grade 22 Total Population of both prisons 1149 Cell changes, old prison: 367 to third grade, 239-230, 497-467, 230-49. Inmates Attention No BUNDLES OF PAPERS, BOOKS, MAGAZINES, PERI ODICALS, or LOOSE LITERA TURE of ANY KIND, coming from your friends, will be permitted. Only that which comes direct to you from the PUBLISHER will be allowed.