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Board of Control C. J. Swendsen, - - St. James Ralph W. Wheelock, - - Minneapolis C. E. Vasaly, ... Little Falls Downer Mullen, Secretary. Board of gfarolr C. J. Swendsen, Chairman. C. S. Reed, Secretary. Rev. C. B. Swearingen. H. K. W. Scott. ©ffiriala C. S. Reed... - —Warden J.J. Sullivan - Deputy Warden J. Backland Ist Asst.Deputv Warden John Whelan. 2nd Asst. Deputy Warden J. A. Humphreys Steward G. A. Newman .Physician F. A. Whittier - State Parole Agent Miss Mary McKinney Matron C. K. Benson Protestant Chaplain Chas. Corcoran Catholic Chaplain a MIRBORETTES Love's a bunch of swaying daisies. Bound around with ribbon blue; Loves’s a peep-hole into heaven, With you tip-toe looking through; Love's a jar of milk and honey, In a fair, enchanted clime — You can drink from it for-ever, And be thirsty all the time.—T.W.L The printorium officer, Mr. Westby, visited friends in Mpls. last Sunday, spend ing a very enjoyable day. Mr. Morrison has charge of the laundry at the present writing, Officer Stilky being away on his vacation. A typewriter is the latest addition to the “Alirror’s” equipment,but sad to say it can’t spell any better than the old style copywriter. Warden Reed escorted several parties of friends through the institution during the past week showing them the various points of interest. Deputy Warden Sullivan granted inter views to those wishing to send away money or subscribe to magazines, papers etc., last Tuesday. He had a busy day from all re , ports. Kal., our expet ruler is breaking a new man into the job. We wonder what he has up his sleeve or what it may por tend? We all wish you luck, Kal, old man, what ever may come. Owing to an inadvertant slip in the Ed itor's think-box, we forgot to herald the advent of another egg-feast in last week's issue. But even so, it materialized, and we can all thank the hens. Youbetcherlife. Sherlock of Divorced Verse fame is as yet distinguished by his scarcity among our contribs; but remain cheerful, Sherlock is fine-combing his mental horizon in or der to help make “Mirror Thursday” a grand success. So just wait. Speaking of being ahead of the times, did you ever know that the inmates of one of the New York State penal institutions are shown the pictures of the Animated Weekly before the same are shown to the public. The printorium force was increased by two new men the first of the week. Mr. Gallagher has them in the job Dept., and from appearances at this writing they have the right kind of stuff in their make-up to become A - 1 printers. The inmates want to read the note of in struction at the top of the first column of the editoral page of the “Mirror” and FOLLOW them. Keep your paper clean, and return it as directed. Kindly remember this in the future. Those receiving the books papers and magazines through the exchange box will kindly refrain in the future from changing or adding numbers to such matter as may be furnished them. If this request is not complied with, any one doing so will for feit their privilege. Mr. Henry Wolfer, formerly warden of this institution, is rapidly recovering from his recent serious illness, and from latest reports will again be enjoying the best of health. This is pleasant news to us indeed for Mr. Wolfer has a host of friends among the boys here who wish him to be the re cipient of the best to be had. Just ten days now and the “Mirror” will lose one more of its old hands. This time it's the “Big Chief” of Choir, Band and Baseball tame, so that his going will be felt in quite a variety of places. While we are all glad to see the “Chief” regain his liberty, still we shall certainly miss him on the “Mirror”, for during his sojourn among us he has been a most diligent and energetic worker. Whether he will follow the trade in the future or not we can not say; but of this we are sure, if he should do so he will certainly be able to make good. Special Easter services were conducted in the auditorium last Sunday by the Rev. C. E. Beneon assisted by the Rev. D. H. Grassups. Rev. Benson took his text from Mark XVI “On Resurrection Morn,” and delivered an address that was greatly ap preciatecj by the large congregation present including both inmates, and visitors from Stillwater. During the services Mr. Harold Lindergreen of New’ York, sang two beautiful selections. It was certainly a beautiful service the memory of which will long remain with us. When Miss Ella Dupuis resigned her position as Stenographer in the Twine Dept, the end of last week, the Institution lost one of its most faithful, loyal and gen erally liked employees. Miss Dupois has been connected with the prison factories for over ten years and has been a most profic ient and painstaking employee. It is hardly necessary for us to add that Miss Dubois has the best wishes of all her former fellow employees, her department chiefs and in fact the entire office force of the institution. Her future life and her newly acquired vo cation we sincerely trust will be one long continuous day of gladness without any clouds. The “movies” get better, longer and newer every time it seems; a week ago we had “Mrs. Newlywed’s Biscuits” and needless to say this laughable farce kept the house in an uproar from the first flash to the finish. Then last Tuesday we had the dramatation of Longfellow's famous poem ‘Hiawatha”; this is a four-reel feature and would be hard to beat in vivid photo color ing and grandure of scenery. The entire cast are full-blooded Indians, and it shows the true nobleness and courage of our red brother. The production certainly was en joyed by us all and we take this opportunity to thank our Warden, Mr. Reed, tor secur ing this splendid drama for our benefit. Bill and Lee 6ive Children an Outing (Continued from First Page, Iu the meantime Lee had been at work making sail-boats out of bark for the boys to sail on the creek. One of them got away from its youthful owner and went speeding down the stream. Lee received a hurryup call and grasping a long limb set out to regain the lost boat. By the time he had caught up with the boat it had gotten into a rather deep pool of water and took de light in remaining just out of the reach of Lee’s stick. He finally de cided that if he were on the other side of the creek he would reach the little bark sail-boat very easily, so he ran up stream followed by a small crowd of hooting boys. Ar riving at a spot where the water was only about seven feet across he decided to jump over. Being some what out of practice he went back about fifty feet and then started on a run for a flying leap. Just as he reached the edge of the water he ■lipped and iu a second was flounder ing around in six inches of water and a foot of black mud while the youngsters yelled with glee. Lee gained the opposite bank in any thing but a cheerful mood and went down the stream until he came to the place where the boat had been left. His temper wasn’t cool ed any by noting that while he had been imitating a mud turtle the boat had been blown over to the farther side again, so he had to re cross the creek once more before he was able to restore the boat to the rightful and happy owner. Lee spent some time getting the mud out of his ears and shoes and off his clothes. He had just got fail ly cleaned up when one of the little girls discovered a crippled bird and called for him to come and help her catch it. The bird led Lee a wonderful chase. Every time he got ready to grasp it the bird “chirruped” and hopped farther away. Finally, the bird being very close to a ihickel and about to es cape, Lee made a desperate leap and, tripping over a stone, landed head first iu the thicket. Lee found out very shortly that there was a very large quantity of posion ivy in that thicket, and before the day was ended his face and hands were very much swollen. All day long, while Bill and Lee were suffering from various ac cidents, the children ran and played and greatly enjoyed themselves. The main feature of the day to them being the lunch of cake, cookies, pie and sauce. Never before in their life had they been permitted to enjoy such a repast, for to the children of the slums, good things are unknown. Bill and Lee, and also the ladies from the mission, brushed aside many a tear as they watched those little children eat in such con tentment. Bill found himself wish ing that he had the means to give a picnic every blessed day. Lee was in too much misery from the poison ivy to do much thinking but it is safe to say that his thoughts coin cided with those of Bill’s. It was a happy lot of children that were returned to their homes that night, all of whom begged Bill and Lee to take them out some day again. Both readily promised to do so as soon as possible. The drivers of the cars were paid; Bill and Lee said goodby to the ladies from the mission and made their way to their rooming house. They felt very tired but cheerful. That night Bill, looking sorrowfully at Lee’s bandaged face and hands, but think ing of the children murmured, “In asmuch as ye have done it unto the least of one these, my children, ye have done it unto Me.” “Amen!” quoth Lee as he moaned in his misery. BRICKBATS ANB POSIES By Uncle Goshdingit . 4658 One can overdo a duty as well as a kind ness. What pleases the grouch most is the pros pect of another grouch. You put Discouragement to flight when you turn to the Holy Book. Some folks believe in paying court to all things—even paying court to divorce. The only person that delights in a jump ing, thumping toothache is the dentist! Umcle John says it is only 63,000 sec onds until the base ball season makes its entry. The Spring Poet is a little overdue, but suppress your pining, he will make up for lost time! Don’t forget, Ye Scribes, that Mirror Thursday has been postponed until the 29th of March. Well, well, Sherlock we haven’t been invited to do any pall bearing lately—we should worry. The road to Troubletown is wide and easy of passage to the man with a chip on his shoulder. The fudge your sweetheart makes is far sweeter than the “fudge” she snaps at you as your wife. The whale that swallowed Jonah had nothing on the man that swallows all the sensational war news. It takes an optimist of purest water to imagine a case of influenza a jolly affair as Ye Scribe meekiy acknowledges. / When Extravagance has finished its game with you it induces old Mortgage and Poverty to try their hand at the game. Why does Mr. Good Intention always get the rheumatism in hand and feet when we expect him to deliver his promises? Isn’t it strange that when a young bride makes her first batch of biscuits Pa thos is always on the job to reward her. Some “hubbies” are as useful to a hard working wife as an auto that has run out of gasolene is to a doctor out on a hurry call. The true Christian uses the Holy Word to the glorification of God and Christianity, while the hypocrite uses it for the glorifi cation of Mamon and self. Let the belligerents capture and fracture the left and right wings of the opposing armies as much as they like as long as they try not that process with the wings of the bird on our American dollar. True charity consists in not letting “the right hand know what the left hand do eth.” —maybe some folks construe this in to believing that it is only intended for those having lost the right hand. CELL CHANGES UP TO APRiL 3 All A. 217-226 476-382 70-26 369-79 206-476 103-276 186-397. All B. 222-160 117-322 354-304. To 3d. 177-B 452-B 216-B 217-B. Chapel Program SUNDAY APRIL 4 The following is the Program rendered in the Auditorium last Sunday, Rev. Ben son officiating: March Blaze of Glory Orch’tra Selection Love’s Garden _Orch’ tra Holy, Holy, Holy Cong. Invocation Chaplain. Gloria Cong. Scripture Chaplain. Hymn.-Rlng tne Bells of H’ven Cong. Solo Selected Mr. Lindegreen Prayer Rev. D. W. Grosups Anthem... Praise Ye The Father Choir Overture Humoreske Orch'tra Solo-. Rest to the Weary._Mr. Lindegreen Sermon Chaplain Hymn Christ Arose Cong. Benediction Chaplain March! Fort Snelling Orch’tra H. C. Christiansen Musical Director. WHAT HAS BECOME OF THOSE OLD FASHION GIRLS What’has become of those old fashion girls who were with us but yesterday, and what has become of those old fashion curls that they told us had come to stay; yea the girls are still here but they live in disguise, and those curls we held dear have been hid from our eyes, and the brows and the lashes that we once thought grew, have been cold creamed to rashes and replaced by the new. Those dear fluffy ruffels hiding figure de mure, are now only muffles for clinging vine lure, and the lips that were shaded to e’er be a smile have ruthlessly faded to a boredom-like style. They were real girls and loving, the maids of those days; they would stand turtle-doving from the wise or the “jays”; you could take them to sup pers, have one great old time —but now they’re the uppers who invite you to dine. They’ve been given the ballot, they’ve been lauded to fame, while a man’s just a “gallot” with no option to claim. Oh why did you leave us, sweet maids of old; did you think you’d deceive us by being more bold; ’cause the ballot is yours must you lose all your charms, and use yawns as cures for love’s tingling alarms; must you play the man's game and no more be the frow; place hard times the blame while you wrinkle your brow; must you go to the shops and juggle course tools, or be peddlers and cops in this new set of rules? Oh please do inform us you’ll come back again, you’ll blessingly warm us and relieve us of pain; and when you are here with your whirls and your curls, we men will all cheer for our Old Fahion Girls J. L. F. TELLERGRAMS By Mquo Animo Tho we fall by the wayside, we are not lost; for if we do our best we can rise again, even to a higher plain. For the errors of our past have bro’t us wisdom. .It is not always a talkative person that is best understood; for some times when a person keeps still you can discern a true expression of their thots from their attitude. The chapel services on Easter Sunday were well attended and judg ing from the presence of so many of our outside friends, we are not alone in the appreciation of the splendid services we have the privilege to enjoy. Now that spring has arrived, all nature seems to be taking on a sup ply of renewed vigor. It is sad to note that the fields that should pro duce a bountiful harvest of grain, in the eastern hemispere, are being turned into a veritable desert in pre paration for the contiuuence of the human harvest, by the grim reaper. Millions of lives could be conserved if the present war cessation plans were culminated. There are many obstacles in the path to success, but persistency and will power will surmount them. There is no road too rough or difficult to travel, that would cause the ambiti ous and energetic person to tarry. Nor do the failures of the present struggles impede their progress, but are like guide posts on their upward journey. Thru perseverance they attain their goal and are rewarded by their ultimate success. The great Panama Pacific Expo, has attracted a large number of vis itors, considering the brief time that has elapsed since its opening to the public. About 3, 000, 000 persons have so far availed themselves of the opportunity to view this immense exhibit, with its many educational features. For those who attend there are many benefits to be de rived, from a comercial, industrial, and last but not least, educational viewpoint; to say nothing of the beautiful scenery euroute, making the trip enjoyable as a whole. It is evident that the pessimists are being hard hit in voicing their opinions of money stringency and the hard times that the country is now undergoing. They are laboring in an atmosphere of utter delusion; that is, if we may base our compar ative statement upon the facts glean ed from industrial journals, which state that thruout the country the impetuous for greater production is manifested. Several firms are plac ing extra forces at work and in some localities dav and night shifts are being worked. The builders and trades journals concur in their state ments, that construction work especially in the larger cities is far above normal. What say ye calamity howlers to these facts, they surely sustain the true status of present conditions. Opportunity and neces sity are evidently over-ruling pessimism. The laws pertaining to divorce proceedings, were instituted for and with- the assumption they would benefit the public. With gradual re construction of the original service they were intended to perform, has assumed an intirely different form, providing the power for operating a gigantic machine for material gain and the destruction of many a pro mising life, thru seperation from the home and loved ones. Reconciliation is becoming an unknown factor in the settlement of domestic affairs. Material facts are not absolutely es sential to construct the means to the end, whereby a true heart is caused untold sorrow and pain. The divorce system is becoming a menace to the welfare of the human race. The greed for gain is turning hearts once rich with spiritual love and sympa- thy to a cold, clammy organ, thru the lust for glittering materialistic spoils. Truly the divorce system can be classed among the worst of plagues now existing. We admire the man of the hour in Mexico, Villa; the tact with which this unlettered man handles critical situations demonstrates the thoro bred that he is, the true champion of the poor people’s rights to live in that revolution stricken republic. The cause of shortage of food stuffs and methods of dealing with the starving poor were investigated by him on his arrival at Monterey. Only a few hours had elapsed before he had determined his course to el iminate the conditions he found ex isting. lie summoned the merchants to his headquarters and placed the facts before them, that they alone were to blame for the high prices prohibiting the poor to obtain fuel and food, as they all had large sup plies in storage for those who could pay the prices they expected to ob tain. He stated he intended to have them shot but changed his mind, but insisted they raise one-milion pesos before he released them. The mer chants accepted without delay and the poor will be fed —Thanks to Villa and his methods that get re sults. CHAUTAUQUA SECRETARY’S REPORT The Chautauqua Circle held its regular meeting in the school room Sunday April Fourth. There were three absentees on roll-call. After announcing programes for the next two meetings, the President called the programe for the day. The first paper read was by Mr. J. E. C., subject “Panama: The Land Divided; The World United.” Mr. C. handled his subject ably, treating it in a broad literary manner, bring ing out forcefully the great benefit to the world of this new route of nter-continental trade and com munication. This was the gentle mans first attempt at public speaking, and while his delivery was somewhat marred by nervous ness at first, it improved rapidly when he had gotten into his stride. Discussion of the paper was inter esting, but might have been improv ed by the participation of more of the members. The second paper, on Military Etiquette As Observed In The British Army, dealt with some of the lighter aspects of a grim and forbidding topic. Mr. J. S’s. quaint humor is well known to Mirror readers through his many articles published unber the pen name, “The Baron”, and coupled with an inimit able and wholly undescribable accenting in Jus reading, kept the Circle smiling througout the time he held the floor. The final paper on the programe, by Mr. H.C.,was“A Bit of Nature”. Mr. C. had prepared a hair-raising article, not forgetting to supplement the hirsute vagaries of Dame Nature with such man-made forms as we are too often compelled by fashion and the worries of our present strenuous civilization to employ. He combed fact and fancy for the in struction and entertainment of his bearers, and succeeded admirably. A motion to close the year’s cir cle on May 16th with an open meet ing, made by Mr. A.8.C., carried without opposition. The Critic reported briefly, after which the Circle adjourned. J.R.F. Sec’y. I never had a young recruit, To whom I gave a word cf praise, But all swelled up the darn galoot, Would try to soak me for a raise. I wonder if Paddy has seen the above poem before, if not; he had better take it to heart, for his salary limit, is some where down around the “X” or should I say the “Z’ class. —T. W.L. POPULATION Week Ending Wednesday, April 7 Number of Inmates at New Prison...'... 1041 Number in First Grade 768 Number in Second Grade 259 Number in Third Grade 14 Number of Inmates at Old Prison 3 Number in First Grade 3 Number in Second Grade 0 Number in Third Grade 0 Total Population of both prisons 1044 Received during week n 11 Discharged 5 Paroled 3 Last Serial Number 4889 PICKUPS AND PUNCHES By Uncle John Accounting Clerk McMilien escorted several friends thru the instituion last Mon day. Christian Science service was held in the Auditorium last Sunday with a fair attend ance. The yard crew was very busy last Satur day cleaning up the road back of the hos pital. It pays to advertise, Beau Esprita, did you ever have two choir rehearsals in one day? i • Butch was on the farm for several days during the week, killing hogs for the in stitution. Our greenhouse artist had an unusually fine display of flowers in the auditotium last Sunday. Dr. Newman escorted several gentlemen friends thru the dining-hall and steward’s department Good Friday. Superintendent Ross, of the Farm Mach ine Deptartment conducted a visitor thru the institution Monday. Warden Reed conducted a patry of friends through the Silent City last Monday, paying the Auditorium a visit. Night guard Fitzgerald, from the yard, is at present in cell-hall A on night duty, during guard Hinton’s absence. Our Boys never sang better than they did last Sunday morning, considering the fact that they had but four rehearsals. Guard Clum escorted a party of friends thru the instiutiom last Friday and were much interested in our walled-in city. Otto, our book binder, is overhauling our library, a good many books need re binding, and he is the boy that can do it. Deputy Warden Sullivan had several friends in the park last Sunday morning during drill but they did not stay long as it was rather cold. Shipping clerk Mr. Owens, of the Farm Machinery Dept, escorted several friends thru the library on a tour of the institu tion. last Monday. O ya, before we forget it, his nibs the editor tried to fool yours truly on the first of April, but he didn’t succeed. Say, Mr. Editor, did you ever get left? Our old friend John wants us to believe that he saw snow 17 ft. high (in Dakota ) on the first of April. Gee! some snow? Let’s make it 17 inches, maybe then? Nix. Yep, Sherlock, we had three Easter eggs, at least they looked like eggs, but believe me, if I had the rooster by the neck that laid them he would never cackle any more. There was an unusual large attendance from the outside in our Auditorium last Sunday morning. And tor the second time this year the gallery was too small to hold all the visitors. It is something new to us in looking from the orchestra balcony over the vas assemblage in our dining hall to see but eight men in third grade out of 1050. There must be a reason, The weather “am getting fine’’ and the umpire will soon call “play ball.’’ Say Paddy, half an hour isn’t much, but how would it be to allow your team that much time for practice every day. A new drummer has been added to the band and Orchestra; a man of experience. Both band and orchestra are to be enlarged in the near future and anyone with music al ability should make himself known. Gaurd Husting informed us the other day that they are shiping sample mrchines every day, and that the real shipments will soon begin, which will keep them busy for several months. All the warehouses are packed to the roof. Two hundred scholars of the Hamlin Short Course School of Agriculture were ushered thru the entire institution Wednes day afternoon. They had condescended to paying their own fare in order to see the wonders in our intra-mural city. Rev. Benson sure was fortunate in securing Mr. Lindegreen to assist in our program 1 ast Sunday. He rendered three vocal so -los in rich, deep basso. Thanks are due to both Mr. Lindegreen aud Reverend Benson for arranging this treat for the in mates. One of our friends tried his best to make us believe that we could raise a fine crop of hair if we would follow his advice. The idea! But, say, old Sport, there is a big spot on your own head that would re spond to treatment for the growth of hair. Try it first. In selecting Master Fifzgerald and Mr. Williams to look after the interests of the Green Sox during the coming season. Paddy can feel assured of a square deal to the Green Sox and for visiting teams, as both know the game from A to Z and are enthusiastic sportsmen. By unanimous vote the members of the local Chautauqua Circle decided to take their anual summer vacation after the first meeting in May, and reopen on the first Sunday in September. It is a good idea, as very few would take much interest in the meetings after the hot season sets in, and more so, after base ball season opens; the majority would think of nothing but base ball and a few months of rest will do the members a whole lot of good.