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.
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
Thanksgiving day, Nov. 25 th.
One patient suffering with chronic
appendicitis has been admitted to
the medical ward of the local hos
Occupant of cell 431-B would
appreciate the opportunity of ex
changing Duluth News Tribune and
Grit for Saturday Evening Post and
“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
“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
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
“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
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
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
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
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.
'From our exchange*
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
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
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
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!”
»f the Faculties
(Continued from page one)
•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
V • •
By C. L. IT.
Speaking again about my little clock, I
now know the reason it is in the “pen.’’
No, No, Hancina. that man is not hav
ing a fit, it is only one of the “compos’’
taking a proof.
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
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
Don’t see any of our waiters buying auto's
with the tips they receive from the local
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
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
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
Has your mothfer-in-law been to see you
lately? No use for her to a bring trunk if
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
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
Our excellent dentist has “nothing to do
’till tomorrow.’’ Get on the list boys and
make business good.
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.
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.
funilay Bou. 21 at.
The following is the program rendered
in the Auditorium last Sunday; Rev
March In The Trenches Orch;
Reverie After Sunset Orch.
Holy Holy Holy :_.C.ong.
Hvmn The Old Old Story .Cong.
Anthem Holy City., Choir, Mpls.
Hymn I’ll Stand by You Cong. .
March The Jolly General Orch.
R. S. Reichkitzer,
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
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
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
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
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
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
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)
Or in the heart or in the head?
How begot, how nourished?
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.
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