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Prison Affinals Board oi Control Ralph W. Wheeiock, - - Minneapolis C. £. Vasaly, - - ■ Little Falls C. J. Swendsen, - - St. James Downer Mullen. Secretary. Board of Parole C. E. Vasaly, ... Chairman C. S. Reed. - - Sec’y for Prison Rev. H. C. Swearingen H. K. W. Scott, Sec’y for Reformatory Resident Officials C. S. Reed _• Warden J. J. Sullivan Deputy Warden J. Backland 1 Ist Asst. Deputy F. T. PiculelL. -2nd Asst. Deputy J. A. Humphreys Steward G. A. Newman Physician F. A. Whittier State Parole Agent W. K. Haven Dentist C. W. Catlin Supt. of Printing Miss Ellen Nelson Matron C. E. Benson Protestant Chaplain Chas. Corcoran Catholic Chaplain M. S. P. Service Flag Thomas Stanek J. V. Smith J. A. Ryan C. R. Kilty George Miller Willard Kienholz B. F. Hood W. F. Mackintosh W. B. Elfstrom Oscar Anderson J. R. Haefner Walter Nelson J. C. Fitz Gerald MIRRORETTES —These are great growing days. Last Wednesday tie charge-de-affairs of the north side lawn brought in a cup full of cut worms and stated that there were billions more along the walks. As they are not even good bird food they must be good pro- Germans. —Swat the fly, shoot the spy, cut out the lie, swear off on pie, and never say die. —Ex. —The horticulturists were busy the first part of the week. The flower beds “out front" are now in summer bloom. —The formal garden is , now about finished and will add a Florentine atmo sphere to the surrounding grounds. —Uncle Sam needs 4,000,000 feet of hides fdr army shoes. In order to be sure to get the leather he is going to tell auto mobile makers to cut the output of pleasure cars. In war even more than in peace the word is "Business before pleasure."— Ex. —The last week in May was cold and rainy, steam heat being very acceptable. —A very unusual and peculiar atmospheric condition prevailed during the approach and breaking of the storm of the day and night of May 30. From water soaked grounds evaporation had saturated the air with moisture; this condition, with the humidity of the day, turned the cement walls of the cell blocks into natural condensers, the water running from the walls in rivulets and standing on the floor in pools. —A platoon of officers and guards of this institution took a prominent place in the Stillwater Decoration Day parade. The division was headed by a Fife and Drum Corps. The Prison’s Old Glory and Service Flag followed. Next in order came War den Reed and the Deputy Wardens and the institution guards in uniform. This rep resentation was one of the features of the parade and added greatly to its success. —"No,” said the irritated business man, "we’re saving everywhere we can, and we don’t want any more envelopes. Why, we don’t even use scratch pads any more—we split the envelopes and use those for notes. Got the idea from one of the others with whom we have dealings." "Exactly," said the insistent salesman. "And our envelopes are the best little slit ters on the market today." —Mrs. Justwed: —“If your husband’s judgment should differ from yours what would you do?’’ Mrs. Longwed:—"l never had a chance to find out. He never dares to differ." —"ls your husband in favor of daylight saving?" "I think so. He stays out so much at night that I think he’d really prefer not to use any daylight at all." Inflates Attention! Inmates will observe the following rules to insure prompt mail service. Place register number and page num ber in upper right hand comer of envelope in space to be covered by stamp. Your future page number will be same as shown on all incoming letters. Do not write between lines. Sign your full name to all letters. J. J. SULLIVAN, Deputy Warden, poetry From Our Exchanges Kick Me “Come, gather round my children, And hear my tale of woe; ’Twas back in nineteen-eighteen, These many years ago; The great Third Loan was issued At par—at PAR! And I Well, I was young and foolish, And so 1 didn't buy. “I couldn't quite afford it — That year I bought two suits, A dozen gaudy neckties, Some fourteen-dollar boots; A flock of theatre tickets, A new six-dollar hat, Expensive luncheons for my friends And other things like that. “The suits are rags and tatters; The boots! Ah! where are they? I kept the ties a year or so. Then gave them all away. The hat and theatre tickets Long since took wings and flew; But oh. Those bonds 1 spurned at par Are now one-twenty-two! “A fool there was, my children, So gather in my fear And kick me for my folly And kick me without fear!" And so each child came gladly And, kicking like a mule, Assaulted him with venom. For being such a fool. —Kenneth L. Roberts. Somebody’s Wus’n You Sometimes when you are kind o’ glum And feeling down and out, When all your hopes are stranded wrecks Upon the sea of doubt; When the earth for you has lost its green, The sky its peaceful blue, Just stop and think a moment then — Somebody’s wus'n you. Somebody’s wus’n you, my friend, Somebody’s wus’n you; Somebody’s got a starvin' heart, A starvin' stumich, too; Somebody’s old and out o’ date, The world has passed ’em by. Somebody's growin’ for a love That lies beyond the sky. Now don’t it seem a coward's part To grumble and complain, While close around are those that bear A greater grief and pain; And you might lend a helpin’ hand To pull a brother through— Somebody’s wus’n you, my friend, Somebody’s wus'n you.— Selected. Suspicion Suspicion, like a wriggling snake, Will coil itself around our life To crush our trust and confidence Just as it did in Paradise. This creeping, squirming worm of hate, Will wriggle into trusting hearts, Will crush what otvce was heaven made And kill the soul with poisoned darts. Grand characters, and reputations, Are this monster’s favored meal, It stalks its prey by imputations With ever growing lust and zeal. If ever you have erred in life, Whatever you may try to do, It’s hard to confidence retrieve, Suspicion's shadows follow you. Suspicion’s poison is so deadly, No antidote was ever known, Except a journey to that country From where no traveler ere comes home. Oh! if that ugly word, suspicion, Could once be taken out of life The world might ring, with joy and pleasure, Instead of anguish, war and strife. — Oeo. Vontobel. Laddie Mine I’ve a letter from thy sire Laddie mine, laddie mine! And it sets my heart on'fire, Laddie mine, laddie mine! He has crost the raging see There to fight for liberty, God return him safe, our plea, Laddie mine, laddie mine! God return him safe, our plea, Laddie mine! Tho we long to see his face Laddie mine, laddie mine! In his old familiar place, Laddie mine, laddie mine! Yet no cowards will we be As we wait this side the sea, In our home so safe and free, Laddie mine, laddie mine! In our home so safe and free, Laddie mine! If we never slack or pause, Laddie mine, laddie mine! We are helping in the cause, Laddie mine, laddie mine! Not by conquest or by might Do we hope to win this fight Waged for freedom, God and right, Laddie mine, laddie mine! Waged for freedom, God and right. Laddie mine! When ’tis o’er, "over there,” Laddie mine, laddie mine! For their welcome we’ll prepare, Laddie mine, laddie mine! When our ships have turned about Then we'll fling Old Glory out — Greet our heroes with a shout, Laddie mine, laddie mine! Great our heroes with a shout, Laddie mine! — Mrs. Agues Richmond Arnold. Movies (Continued from pare two.) widow out. But the name and reputation of the widow was compromised, and even his betrothed believed he was responsible and gave him back the engagement ring and told him to clear the widow’s good name by marrying her. Garrity was heart-broken and in a quandary as to what he should do, when the problem was solved by the ap pearance of the proprietor of the resort who, upon discovering that the “one-man army’’ who had “cleaned up’’ his place was Gar rity, the millionaire, hastened to him and revealed the whole diabolical plot. Garrity was elated, and just as the proprietor had finished his tale, who should come through the gate but the count. Garrity linked his arm in that of the count in the most friend ly manner and led him into the house, where he was invited to take off his coat and prepare for battle. The count seeing no alternative was “game," and about as beautiful a “scrap" as one could wish to see in this pink tea and soda pop era was presented to the view of the audience. The count put up a good fight but was beaten and retired from the scene humiliated and utterly crushed. Garrity and his betrothed “made up,’’ and forgiving the widow for her part in the affair, were married and lived contented and peaceful, let us hope to this day. The acting, with the possible exception of the leading lady, (Garrity’s ward and be trothed) who might have played up her part a little stronger in some instances, was excellent and the scenes very good, especially the ones showing the Irish vil lage and the park surrounding the Garrity home. The musical program was enhanced with a delightful selection by the saxophone quartette, a trombone solo and the song en titled “When Alexander Takes His Rag time Band to France,’’ sung by Mr. B. The saxophone quartette was applauded in to playing an encore, and Mr. 8., who was in great form, couldn’t satisfy the audience until he sang the second encore. Following is the musical program: —B. March —Yankee Boy Alford Irish Selection—The Isle of Dreams Ball Saxophone Quartette —Hulda From Hol land Allan and Braham Messrs. 8., Me., H. and C. Popular One Step—Oh! Minn Jones and Olsen Song—When Alexander Takes His Rag time Band to France.-Bryan, Hess, Leslie Sung by Mr. B. Schottische —Dance of the Moonbeams .Mackey-Beyer Trombone Solo —I left my Heart in Ireland Trombley By Mr. F. One Step—Faugh-A-Ballah Rose and Olenian March —Keep The Home Fires Burning Novel Is Saving Time People are realizing by this time the benefits of the daylight saving law. It was a little hard to get adjusted to it at first but in a day or so things righted themselves and now expressions of enthusiasm are heard everywhere. Even those who at first scoffed at the idea are now endorsing it. Some argued that the same results would have been obtained had business been begun everywhere an hour earlier without tamper ing with the clocks. A study of the matter shows, however, that less confusion results from changing the clocks than would occur by trying to change people’s habits other wise. A puzzled congressman asked what was to be done about the time of convening the house of representatives, since the rule provides that it shall meet at 12 o’clock meridian. Speaker Clark replied that me ridian or no meridian he would go by the clock that faced him on the wall. The task of resetting the clocks all over the country was a bigger one than many im agine Large corporations with thousands of clocks scattered throughout their plants found that it meant a considerable labor cost and telegraph companies which have electric clocks had a delicate job in readjust ing the mechanism. — Selected. Structure Built4n a Day A "liberty temple," one hundred feet square, containing offices for every branch of war work and an auditorium with a seat ing capacity of five thousand was completed by citizens of Hammond, Ind., in less than a day. The work began at seven o'clock in the morning and at four in the afternoon the last nail was driven. All the material and labor were donated. More than five hundred carpenters were engaged.— Ex. M. S. P. First Team Beats Second (Continued from page one.) Summary: Three base hits: Burns and Lohr. Two base hits: Add, East and Brad. Double play: Gil to Brad. First base on errors: First Team eight, Second Team one. Left on bases: First Team five, Second Team nine. Bases on balls: off Lee one, off Wells one. Struck out: by Lee six. by Wells twelve. Hit by pitcher: Wells one. Hits: off Lee eight, off Wells seyen. Innings pitched: by Lee eight, by Wells nine. Passed ball: Smith one. Umpire: Glynn. —Her Husband: —"What become of those bone collar buttons I brought home last night?" Mrs. Titus Waddle—" You can’t afford to gratify your vanity with such luxuries as bone when so many people are hungry. I put them in the soup kettle.” Warning About Tornadoes The causes and effects of windstorms, the seasons when they are most likely to occur, how to forstall tornadoes,' and precautions to prevent injury are outlined in a series of warnings issued by the United States weath er bureau, which are briefly summarized as follows: Tornadoes are usually proceeded by high temperature and humidity—a weather con dition generally said to be “sultry” or “oppressive.” Rain may come before, with, or after a tornado, or, very rarely, there may be no rain at all. The barometer does not fortell a tornado, though it indi cates low pressures; and tornadoes always occur in a “low” area. The season in which tornadoes may be expected varies according to the region. They may visit the Gulf states in winter, and as the season advances the region of greatest frequency is in the Plain states and the Mississippi Valley, from April to Sep tember, inclusive. In this region May is the worst month, with April next. East of the Appalachian however, torna does rarely occur until after July. General ly they come between 3:30 and 5 p. m., but they may come even at night. *" Persons may somewhat avoid tornado danger by watching local signs and read ing the weather maps, which at least show the conditions which favor tornado form ation. The local signs are heavy, dark clouds, first in the southwest, almost im mediately followed by clouds in the north west and north. A funnel-shaped cloud is a sure sign, though there may be a tornado when such a cloud is not readily seen. If a funnel cloud cannot be seen, the whirling motion of the air may be known by a peculiar roaring noise, somewhat like the rumble of distant thunder or the approach of a heavy train of cars. If one can see the cloud and get an idea of the direction in which it is moving (the zone of safety is at right angles to the di rection of motion.) The southern margin is usually more dangerous than the northern, and this should be remembered in seeking a place of safety. The width of the path of greatest destruction is ordinarily not more than a few hundred yards, then this destruc tive diameter may be from some rods to a half mile, or sometimes wider. However, the worst part is comparatively narrow, and relative safety may be had only a short dis tance at right angles to the line of the ad vance of the tornado. In some of the Plain states there are so called “cyclone” cellars, and where these are not available the southwest corner of the cellar of a frame building is the next best place. Brick buildings are not so safe, but the cellar is ‘probably the safest place in them. In the Omaha tornado of 1913 very few brick houses were seriously damaged. These are ordinarily unroofed, though sometimes the walls fall outward Ex. On Decoration Day Four days’ continuous rain, starting Saturday night, May 25, put Recreation Park in such condition that Decoration Day as an outside holiday, for the second time in succession, was out of the question. The rain-drenched ground had the appearance of a swamp and was so soft and spongy that in places it was impossible to walk without sinking in up to the ankles. The sun disappeared Saturday afternoon and except for an hour Wednesday evening remained hidden behind the rain-clouds un til late Thursday afternoon. The wind during that time blew steadily from an easterly direction, but with the appearance of the sun Thursday it veered to the south west. The sun and southwest wind evapo rated considerable quantities of moisture from the ground causing the atmosphere to be come extremely humid and sultry. In the course of a few hours this excessive humidity produced dense clouds in the sky, and along about midnight these clouds massed together and driven on the wings of a sixty-mile wind with an accompaniment of incessant lightning and rolling thunder, bore down on the institution and its im mediate neighborhood literally drowning everything in sight. The wind “fastened its teeth” into wherever it could get a good hold and tore things up generally, even ripping off some of the tile from the guard towers on the wall. The windows on the west side of cell hall B were wide open* to get all the fresh air possible. The storm came up so rapid ly that it took the night guards by surprise and before they could get the windows closed the quantity of water pouring in led the inmates to believe another Noah's flood was in progress. —B. Naming of Warships The law requires that all first-class battle ships "shall be named for states and shall not be named for any city, place, or person until the names of the states have*become exhausted," and a recent article by Walter Scott Meriwether in the Rudder points out that Secretary Daniels’ recent order assign ing the names of New Mexico, California, Tennessee, Mississipps, and Idaho to the five super-dreadnaughts now under construc tion completely exhausts the list of unused names. In selecting names for the five battle cruisers authorized by the last con gress, recourse was had to names which never should have disappeared from the navy register —Constitution, Constellation, Sara toga, Ranger, and Lexington. The famous old frigate Constitution and Constellation, now preserved as rekcs of the wood fleets of a century ago will be known as "Old Con stitution" and "Old Constellation.’’ The present Saratoga was formerly the New York, the armored cruiser which served as Sampson’s flag Ship. —Good Citizen. POKT-TREE Leaves From Our Poets. Brother Will My brother Will, he used to be The nicest kind of girl, He wore a little dress like me, And had his hair in curl. We played with dolls and tea sets then, And every kind of toy; But all those good old times are gone— Will turned into a boy. Mamma made him little suits, ~ With pockets in his pants, And cut off all his yellow curls And sent him to my aunts; And Will, he was so pleased, I believe He almost jumped with joy, And I must own, I didn’t like Will turned into a boy. And now he plays with horrid tops I doq’t know how to spin, And marbles that I try to shoot, But never hit or win, And leapfrog —I can’t give a “back” Like Charlie, Frank or Kay; Oh, no one knows how bad I feel Since Will has turned a boy. I have to wear frocks just the same, And now they’re mostly white; I have to sit and just be good, While Will can climb and light. But I must keep my dresses nice And wear my hair in curl; And worst —Oh, worstest thing of all— I have to stay a girl. —Christian Advocate. A Song' for Marching' Men O who will give us a song for them, The silent marching men? A martial song with a swing in it, With measured rhythm and ting in it, Th,e breath of a deathless sting in it, A song for marching men. O who will give us a song for them, The silent marching men? A gallant song with a cheer in it, A tender song with a tear in it, And never a taint of fear in it, A song for marching men. O who will give us a song for them, The silent marching men? Trumpet and bugle and fife in it, The passion and pride of life in it, And the old mad joy of strife in it, A song for marching men. Q who will give us a song for them, The silent marching men? With iron and blood and ruth in it, Vision and beauty and truth in it, Terrible pathos of youth in it, A song for marching men. O who will give us a song for them, The silent marching men? With a sacred wordless space in it, With a clinging last embrace in it, A song with a woman's face in it, A song for marching men. O who will give us a song for them, The silent marching men? ' A scorn for the tyrant’s rod in it, A thought of the crimsoned sod in it, A faith in the Living God in it, A song for marching men. —Theresa Virgina Beard, in The Bellman. Ammunition Pile up the ammunition high, Potential bombs and shells, And cartridges where bees of death Are hived in copper cells; The dynamite, the TNT, The nitroglycerine, And all the forces that will sweep The German trenches clean. But add to every missile there A measure full of wheat, A pound of beans, potatoes, rice, Or a can of savory meat. For everything that goes to make A loaf or soup or stew To feed the flghting-men in France Is ammunition too. He Cannot Read His Tomb- Stone When He’s Dead If with pleasure you are viewing any work a man is doing; If you like him or you love him, tell him now; Don’t withhold your approbation till the parson makes oration. And he lies with snowy lilies o’er his brow; For no matter how you shout it, he won’t really care about it; He won’t know how many tear-drops you have shed; If you think some praise is due him, now’s the time to slip it to him. For he cannot read his tombstone when he's dead. 3 More than fame and more than money is the comment kind and sunny And the hearty, warm approval of a friend; For if gives to life a savor, and it makes you stronger, braver, And it gives you heart and spirit to the end; If he earns your praise—bestow it; if you like him, let him know it; Let the words of true encouragement be said; Do not wait till life is over and he’s under neath the clover, For he cannot read his tombstone when he’s dead. — Ex. —How are we going to know which is a bank’s favorite vice-president, when they have six or eight of them? Cfpap*l Program Sunday, June 2 The following is the program rendered in the Auditorium, Reverend Father Barry officiating. March—The Pilot Orchestra Hymn—Come! For The Feast is Spread Congregation Scripture Father Barry Selection—Simplicity Orchestra Prayer... Father Barry Gospel Reading ? Father Barry Sermon ’ Father Barry Hymn—Come! Holy Spirit Congregation March—The Booster Orchestra R. J. Reich kit zer, Musical Director. Population Monday, June 3 Number of Inmates at Prison 886 Number in First Grade 695 Number in Second Grade 179 Number in Third Grade 12 Received During Week... 5 Discharged 1 Paroled 3 Last Serial Number 5878 |GLEANINGS From Our Exchanges —We wonder what ; we have done that the weather-man should try to drown us out? —ln considering conservation schemes, man usually waits till after dinner. —When a girl has pretty teeth she will yawn if she can’t smile. —Hatpins with flexible points that can be returned into a hat after having been passed thrbugh it have been invented in England, at —ln addition to gripping a nut with both jaws, new pliers hjve a piece of metal that slides up between the jaws to take a third hold. —Swedish physicians have perfected a cellulose dressing for wounds that is made in thin sheets like tissue paper from chemi cal wood pulp. Monthly Library Report The Librarian has furnished the following Library report for the month of May 1918. Population 885. Readers 773 Fiction 1689 History 342 Biography 31 Travel 156 Essays, Poetry, Drama 12 Art 29 Science 46 Miscellaneous:— Sociology 20 Religion 31 Philosophy and Ethics 14 Periodicals:— Bound 617 Unbound 3,510 Reference 45 Foreign Books 17 Total 3049 Newspapers 42,500 LEAGUE CLUB STANDINGS On June 4 NATIONAL LBAGUE Won Lost Pet. New York 28 12 .684 Chicago 25 12 .676 Cincinnati 21 20 .512 Pittsburg 17 18 .486 Philadelphia 17 *0 .469 Boston is 22 .450 St. Louis 15 25 .595 Brooklyn is 26 .555 AMERICAN LEAGUE Won Lost Pet. Boston 26 16 .619 New York 25 17 .575 St. Louis— 20 17 .541 Chicago 10 17 .528 Cleveland 22 21 .512 Washington 18 24 .429 Philadelphia 15 25 . 595 Detroit is 21 .582 AMERICAN ASSOCIATION • Won Lost Pet. Columbus 19 8 .704 Kansas City 18 10 .645 Louisville!... —lB 11 .621 Milwaukee 17 11 .607 Indianapolis 14 12 .558 St. Paul 12 17 .414 Minneapolis 9 19 .521 Toledo 5 24 .172 Cell Changes Corrected to Saturday, June 1 B to B Por D* Ato A B to A Bto H A to D Ato 3d A to H B to F .......... !!!““”! H to A A to F 29 •Inmates released during week. liaates Attention! Hereafter inmates are not permitted to receive wearing apparel of any description from friends or relatives. Inmates buying socks, under wear, nightshirts, handkerchiefs,etc., should send them to the Laundry and have their number marked on them before using. Write your name, register number and cell number on a slip of paper, attach to articles and give to cell hall captain. —Minna Irving.