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Board of Control C. J. S wend sen, - - St.- James Ralph W. Wheelock, - - Minneapolis C. E. Vasaly, . - - Little Falls Downer Mullen, Secretary. Board of flarolr C. E. Vasaly, Chairman. C. S. Reed, Secretary. Rev. 11. C. Swearingen. H. K. W. Scott. Brsihmt ©ffirtalo C. S. Reed - v Warden J.J. Sullivan Deputy Warden J. Backland Ist Asst. Deputy Warden John Whelan 2nd Asst. Deputy Warden J. A. Humphreys Steward G. A. Newman Physician F. A. Whittier State Parole Agent Miss Ellen Nelson Acting Matron C. E. Benson Protestant Chaplain Ch&s. Corcoran Catholic Chaplain MIRSORETTES| Thanksgiving day, Nov. 25 th. * -v One patient suffering with chronic appendicitis has been admitted to the medical ward of the local hos pital. Occupant of cell 431-B would appreciate the opportunity of ex changing Duluth News Tribune and Grit for Saturday Evening Post and Utica Globe. “Hope, like a gleaming tape’s light Adorns and cheers our way; And still as darker grows the night Emits a brighter ray.” We have recently been fed so mnch on Turkish atrocities in the newspapers that an epicu rean atrocity on American turkey will be welcome. Along comes 10-B with the De troit Journal and Popular magazine which he would like to exchange with some deserving reader for the St. Paul Dispatch and Strand mag azine. “The wretch condm’ed to life apart Still, still on hope relies; And every pang that rends the Bids expectation vi6e.” The work on the 25,000 catalog ues for the Farm Machine Dept., have been started, promising the printing department an extra ordinary season of work to which the increasing roar of the Miehle press testifies. Our contributors who have asked for pencil will be sup plied as sood as their requisition for for them is filled. So do not think that your requirements Lave been ignored or neglected by the Mirror. Mr. 408-B informs us he is will ing to accomodate any subscriber of Judge, Harper’s or Century maga zine by an exchange of any of the following excellent list: American, McClures, Metropolitan, Poetry, Physical Culture, Hearst, Grit and World. “Old Eli” is a long way from be ing a back number on the gridiron even tho she has lost a number of games this year. It must have been a shock to the Princeton eleven to receive a trimming from Yale. The Score was 13 —7 We expect to be able to furnish our readers with a few interesting statistics on the performances of ball players during the season just closed, within the next week or two. Some of the averages are pretty high —we fancy eyen Ty Cobb will have cause to be jealous- Messrs W. A. Nolan of Grand Meadow; Rev. E. J. Nystrom, St. Peter; J. R. Swann, Madison; A.W. Milton, Browns Valley; Rev- L. R.S. Ferguson, St. Paul; Rev. S. J. Turn blad, Minneapolis; and J. C. Matsh ett, St Paul, members of the Board of visitors were conducted thru the institution by Warden, C. S. Reed, last Thursday. The visitors devot ed the entire day to inspecting our silent city. I i We do not wonder that the various .clocks of the institution are in the ■“pen,” their evidence as to the hour is contradictory in the extreme, no two of them tell the story. We hereby tind them guilty of -con- duct unbecoming a well regulated clock and sentence them to a “jolt” by our “electreeshun.” > * ::PEN DENNIS’ CHATjs By J. S. The Passing Show Ah, the good old times, In the romantic long ago. When minstrels made the rimes And mummers gave the show. Ah, the fine old plays, With talk and scenes dramatic; When villiaus bold in dreadful frays, Made of joyous Love a sad fanatic. But Oh, you movie screens, Alive with flying wonders; How plain you show the scenes, Wherein the Star makes blunders “For friendship, of itself a holy tie. Is made more sacred by adversity.” —John Dry den, But how rarely do we find a friend ac quainted with adversity. will do anything that can be done in this world; and no circumstances, will make a man without it.” So according to Goethe, you have to get your energy under a full head of steam be fore you can make the opportunity work for your benefit. The world may owe you a living, but you cannot collect the debt. After the war is over and a true history of facts pertaining to the conflict is ascer tained and promulgated, it is possible to believe that men will then endeavor to work for preparedness for peace. I f Carranza establishes a pension system for the Mexican soldiers who served under him, he will be following a long settled pre cedent, “To the victor belongs the spoils.” We are the originators of a new sport— Snowball. But to make the new game more exciting, the suggestion is offered by one of the snow birds —Equip the base run ners with skees. Japan which has a very good form of government for its kind of people, recently paid great tribute to the idea of kingship. The crowning of Yoshihito marked with elaborate ceremonies and enthusiastically acclaimed by thousands of loyal people, ra ther makes the advocate of democracy won der if there are not other forms of govern ment than democracy, more suitable for some kinds of people. As an experiment in popular government the recently proposed constitution for the state of New York met with a decided re buke. Like the Constitution spoken of by Carlyle in his French Revolution, this con stitution, “would not march.” The ex periment with the proposed constitution for the state of New York cost the people of that state over $2,000,000. It was de feated by over 400,000 votes. It “would not march,” Could not even be made to start marching. Learned men, men skilled in the affairs of government, had a hand in making that new constitution for New York. They put their best efforts into the building of that document, but could not make it march, The voters would not have it, rejected it, would not have this wonderful new consti tution. Why? Because like the constitu tion Carlyle spoke of it “would not march." Popular government is only in favor of measures which are popular with it, meas ures which can march along with the peo ple. The proposed constitution did not want to march [heart Pendennis has seen in “The Country Gentleman,” an illustration of a cotton picking machine. It is claimed it can be used with good success. If the machine will pick cotton cleanly and rapidly it will prove a great blessing to the South. Cotton is a crop that is very difficult to harvest. The cotton is picked from the bolls by hand and deposited in a sack at tached to the shoulder of the picker. Ma chines have been tried for that work, but they take in dirt and trash, spoiling the grade of lint. Expert cotton pickers, who can pick over five hundred pounds of cotton a day are hard to find even in the best cotton sections. About two hundred pounds of seed cotton is the average day's work of an ordinary picker It is claimed that the new machine will pick from eight hundred to a thousand pounds of seed cotton a day. If this is true the inventor of the machine has done more service for the South than did the inventor of the cotton gin. A cotton picking machine will keep the children out of the cotton fields and this would mean a greater chance for the little ones of those states. Thecostly hand picking method of harvesting the cotton crop forces the poor cotton farmer into the fields with their entire families. The in ventor of the new machine is a young man, but if his machine proves to be a real suc cess, he will be more highly honored than Whitney was when he invented his cotton gin. NOTICE Before presenting themselves to the dentist for the purpose of having their teeth examined and treated ail inmates should procure a tooth brush and have their teeth as thor oughly clean as possible. C.S. REED, Warden. Goethe r » AT RANDOM 'From our exchange* Say “Hello!” When you see a friend in woe, Walk right up, and say, “Hello.” Say, “Old Brother, Howd* ye do; How's the world a usin' ’u?” Waltz right up, and don't be slow’,' Laugh, and shake, and say, “Hello.” Slap the brother on the back; Bring your hand down with a whack. His clothes are poor —makes show Never mind, just say, “Hello.’' That home-spun shirt may conceal A great strong heart, true as steel; That old coat and shabby vest Cuts no ice, but do your best To make him happy here on earth, And to feel that he's of some worth. Don't you know that such a chap Has every day his sure mishap? All he needs is hearty cheer To make him happy while he’s here. Don’t let him think, that the earth Was dead against him since his birth. Crack his shell, draw him out; Don't let him whine, sulk or pout. Make him tell you all the woes Resurrection societies are awake to the fact that the world is advancing far more rapidly than man. This condition will come to its own end, if unity is not. practiced and developed. There should be a thoro combination of parts such as to constitute a resurrection and development of faculties so prominently existing in our present mass of beiug9 and by increasing our field of uuitv we will aid materially toward fitting more men to live contented lives. While man is undergoing his perijd of reminiscence it is natural, for him to conclude with the financial conditions surrounding his case. Money, without doubt, is the foremost stimulant of mankind, it is the pendulum of action, also the agent that produces temporary increase of vital activity. Money governs a man disposition, but effects no two men alike. It is the soothing remedy for all humanity and it has been said: the best dose of all is the dose of prosperity,” but money is not all'in life, still it aids materially in the fulfillment of all fancifuls, also enables us to secure many things we are endeavoring to achieve and accomplish. It is the desire of most ineu to accumulate money in considerable quantities, but desires are not often fulfilled, the best plan to persue if one is desirous of wealth is to wrest it from the business world, and if he finds himself un able to deliver the goods, it is a good policy for him to retire to his res pective classification and meet the world at the right angle. The majority of men are uuableto handle finance, they are unsafe poor investors, rely upon friends for advice and it is only thru the guid ing bauds of financiers and men who are reliable and conversant with the business conditions that this particular class are enabled to maintain their holdings, possibly due to a lack of training along this line. In another classification we find men who have not as yet learned the value of money; under these existing conditions they are forced to undergo unfortunate aud humiliating circumstances and in many instances wheu they fiud themselves in such a state ihev succumb to their par ticular weakness. If they hail been trained from childhood, the necessity of m iking their savings account one of the requirements of their existence, their tveut flow through life would have been along different channels. Iu order to reverse these conditions, meu should maintain a staudiug quarrel with their dispositions and encourage a system that will enable them to partake of the festivities due them, eliminate personal enmity and be one of the advocates of universal co-operation. Then per chance, we have posted, educated aud informed ourselves along lines that will cause our labors to be profitable Emerson made a complete and thoro study of human flesh and concluded that the foundation of culture as of character, is at last the moral sentiment, we may farther conclude that our efforts within this room may be layiug a train of consequeuces that may only terminate with our existence and would suggest that co-operation be enacted with in each and every member, and let it be known that the objective poiut of these gatherings, tho seemingly trivial in consequence, may develop the real enhances of culture and cause a resurrection of faculties so prom inently existing iu its members. We have no grounds to doubt the assertions of men who have trained their faculties to success, so we must abide accordingly, and when we have completed our flow in life, and have demonstrated by ex position the abstract of our principles, especially, with the best grace possible, knowing that the young has possibly been encircled by one long chorus of dissapoiutments, we will be forced to admit that the offensive faculty has been trained and developed, and it would be considered un wise for all concerned to offer their excuses and regrets at the close of the journey. So be it resolved: as we progress thru life probably dis tributed to the four points of the compass, eligible to inhale the eight winds of the earth, our reflections may revert back to the day of the resurrection of our faculties, and it is r .hoped that our ensuing event flow upon the stream of mankind will be thru landscapes of more pleasing variey tand among tribes of a more luxuriant civilization. Ideas on Ma able loss. This loss, however, is nothing as compared v ith the cost of the war, especially when the fact is considered that marine iusuiance companies the world over have thereby been forced to write in surance on British vessels at much lower rates than would otherwise have been done. . Many other countries, including the United States, appreciating the value of a government war risk bureau, as demonstrated by Great Britain, have established similar departments for the protection of their own vessels. The result of this undoubtedly has been that com merce between the nations has been stimulated and maintained at a comparatively small cosf to the aations themselves. Of his heart before he goes. Don't tell him he's a chump But tell him to up and hump; Tell him not to be slow, But get around’ and say, “Hello! I’m alive, what can I do To help myself, as well as you? - ’ Do not wait until he's dead To strew bouquets around his head. Nice words spoken are out of place, If not said before his face. Make him see that you're his friend, And will stay such to the end. Yes, tell him now though he's rough: “Why, old brother, you are just the stuff This world needs to make it go; Now brace up and cry, “Hello!” There are plenty such about, That are*worth the digging out. In this way you surely can Make him feel that he’s a man. He will always think of you As his best friend, tried and true. In the future you will know What good it does to say, “Hello!” —Selected »f the Faculties (Continued from page one) ine Instrance •om first page Cot Untied ft In conclusion, I wish toemphasize the fact, that marine insurance has been a factor of highest importance in conserving life and property. Marine underwriters have always beeu to the forefront as originators and active supporters of classifying registers which provide ruleH and regulations i’or the construction of vessels and subsequent regular supervision. . thereby insuring structural strength and a maximum of safety. Puiber, marine under writing organizations have their own surveyors at almost every port of importance on the globe, to inspect vessels before loading and supervise the loadiug itself which it 13 needless to say, is almost of paramount importance. V • • BLONDY’S BUDGET By C. L. IT. Speaking again about my little clock, I now know the reason it is in the “pen.’’ It's fast. No, No, Hancina. that man is not hav ing a fit, it is only one of the “compos’’ taking a proof. Ancient Humor; Why don't those fishing boats in the North Sea, when they see a hostile ship coming throw in their line and sinker? I don't know what a marck' is in Ger many, but I know what it is in here. Don't you? Electric lights and steam heat are all very nice, but I would rather have that little old gas light and coal stove in “Minnie” if its all the same to the powers. Yes and empty the ashes twice a day. Speaking about electricity, it seems to be doing its little “jolt” a long with the rest of us. Don’t see any of our waiters buying auto's with the tips they receive from the local boarders. Ever notice how Duke hangs around the bindery? Stuck on the glue I guess. The days may be shorter in winter, but that doesn’t help my case any, the nights are longer. Henry George said: “I am for men.” Was he married or single. Tom Moore said: “As we journey thru life let us live by the way.” But not the way some of us have lived. Strange to say it is not the working days, nor the Sundays here, that are the hardest for me, but the holidays. A day like to day makes a man have a longing to be with those he holds most near and dear, knowing that on this day the joy and pleasure of his loyed ones is clouded, and while a great many of us cannot expect to be out a year hence, nevertheless it should be our pleas ure to God speed the ffrring brother who will be able to take the seat at the table now vacant. The man in the moon sees all. Now what a help he would be to one of the war ring nations if he could talk to them to tell them the position and intentions of the enemy. Has your mothfer-in-law been to see you lately? No use for her to a bring trunk if she dose. Ever notice this in a railroad guide? St. Paul is below Minneapolis. I pre sume they mean it lies below Minneapolis on the Father of Waters. Every State in our Union has a star in Old Glory except the greatest of all States “The State of Matrimony.” If times flies it must be in a circle, 1 can't see it move. O yes, 1 have money back of me, lots of money,—but I don’t know how far back it is,—then again I might write home for money, but what, the use, I coulden’t get it. me and the world is mine,’ is a very beautiful song, but not to be compared with the one entitled: “When I take that choo-choo back to Alabam.” It is only a short walk from here to Bay Town (So. Stillwater); but shucks, what's the difference, nobody here believes in short walks. Pellets By Uncle Heinie After the official Board of Visitors had minutely inspected the Hospital from kitch en to boiler-room, they pronounced it the cleanest and best kept part of the institution which is a credit to the authorities in charge. Only ten patients in the Hospital this week, a new record —ten out of a thousand equals one per cent. Some healthy place this. Our excellent dentist has “nothing to do ’till tomorrow.’’ Get on the list boys and make business good. EXCHANGE 360-B—Wants to exchange the follow ing: Metropolitan, Hearst, and Bookman magazines for McClure's, Blue Book, and Harpers magazines. Also Minneapolis, Winnipeg and Toronto weeklies for Pacific Coast or Southern papers. B-261-Would appreciate the Sporting News; Globe-Democrat; Telegraph- Herald and Duluth News. Inmates Attention! Hereafter should any inmate acci dentally soil or misuse the writing paper supplied by the institution for correspondence purposes, he is requested to not further mutilate the paper, but to return it to the offic er detailed to collect letters. All letters written upon anything but the entire sheet of regulation paper will not be accepted for mailing. J. J. Sullivan, deputy warden. apel Program funilay Bou. 21 at. The following is the program rendered in the Auditorium last Sunday; Rev Benson officiating. March In The Trenches Orch; Reverie After Sunset Orch. Holy Holy Holy :_.C.ong. Invocation Chaplain. Gloria Cong. Scripture.. Chaplain. Hvmn The Old Old Story .Cong. Prayer Chaplain. Anthem Holy City., Choir, Mpls. Remarks Chaplain. Hymn I’ll Stand by You Cong. . Benediction Chaplain. March The Jolly General Orch. R. S. Reichkitzer, Musical Director. population Week Endinc Wednesday, Nov.24th. Number of Inmates at New Prison 999 Number in First Grade 799 Number in Second Grade )78 Number in Third Grade 22 Received during week 2 Discharged 2 Paroled 3 Last Serial Number .....5082 j PICK-UPS [ By U ncle John. Do you know that there is not a man in the whole world so bad or degraded that he does not appre ciate kindness? A New March;(Riversiie,) was dedicated to our Warden, C. S. Reed, by R. J. Reichkitzer our musical director. It is . a beauty being played for the first time last Sundaj moruiug. Mr. Wm. A. Paul, and daugh ter of St- Paul, with a friend were escorted thru our walled-in city by Prof. Reichkitzer last Saturday. Mr. Paul is a musician of high merit, and a personal friend of our director. Extry! Wuxter! Hundred thos and Turks captured during the week to be beheaded for Thanks giving Day! Wow! Warden Reed held his monthly interview last Thursday, and as usual had his hands full for some time. The boys intend to do their Christmas shopping early. Two carloads of steel and two of scrap-iron were received for use in the foundry. One carload of mower wheels were received for the machine shop last Wednesday and stored in the base ment of the machine shop. I have often noticed that a man who knows the least, has the most to say. The most difficult thing to do, is to learn an old man new tricks. Every new day should give us more courage and hope to do better then we have done the day before. We all have much reason to be thankful, especially for the good health we all enjoy. Mass was held in the Auditorium last Sunday morning Father Murphy officiating. Six carloads of coal were received in the yard Thursday, and stored away for us in the boiler room under the engine house. State agent Whittir held his monthly interview at the Deputy Warden’s office last Wednesday, as quite a few inmates are looking for a parole or release. We heard many compliments about the orchestra the last few days, and presume that they all know what they are talking about we will make it better yet. Professor R. J. Reichkitzer, our Musical Director iutends to move his family from St. Paul to Still water during the week. A good “move” on your part Professor. “Tell me where is fancy, (rumor) bred, Or in the heart or in the head? How begot, how nourished? Reply. Reply.” If your Mirror is late this week, why blame the big piess as it has a big job on that must be run off, as the make-ready takes considerable time and can’t be jumped up at once.