Board of Control
0. E. Vasaly, Little Falls
0. J. Swendsen, St. James
Ralph W. Wheelock, - Minneapolis
Downer Mullen, Secretary.
Board of Parole
0. E. Vasaly, Chairman
0. S. Reed, .... Sec’y for Prison
Rev. H. 0. Swearingen
C. 8. Reed Warden
J. J. Sullivan Deputy Warden
J. Backland Ist Asst. Deputy
F. T. Piculell 2nd Asst. Deputy
J. A. Humphreys—— - Steward
G. A. Newman Physician
F. A. Whittier * State Parole Agent
T. E. Nelson Dentist
0. W. Gatlin Supt. of Printing
Miss Anna Nelson Matron
0. E. Benson Protestant Chaplain
Chas. Corcoran Catholic Chaplain
—Christian Science services were held
in the chapel Sunday morning.
—We were again favored with some
fine singing during the Sunday services—
a solo and duet. We have not been able
to learn the names of the artists, but they
have our thanks just the same.
—Those khaki uniforms are all ready
for warm weather. It now looks as
though it will be well along into the
month before they are issued, duplicating
1919 in this respect.
—The farm superintendents of the dif
ferent state institutions paid this institu
tion a visit Tuesday. After an inspec
tion tour of the farms and buildings din
ner was served in the guests dining room,
followed by a trip through the prison.
—The ball game Saturday was between
the St. Paul Daily News team and our
locals, the game with Hudson being called
off. The St. Paul team arrived late and
only five innings were played. No scores
were made by either side in the first four
innings the locals scoring three runs in
the fifth on a hit and two wild pitches.
Final score 3 to 0.
MOTION PICTURE SHOW
The motion picture show last Sunday
was a splendid varation from the usual
run. The opener being a one reel Red
Cross film, entitled “Home From France,”
followed by a three reel feature film
showing the celebrated St. Paul boxers,
Mike O’Dowd and Mike Gibbons, in
training stunts and the actual pictures
taken at the ring side when the two
“mixed it” in St. Paul, last November,
O’Dowd winning the coveted champion
ship title from his opponent at that time.
These pictures were donated, being
brought from St. Paul by Mr. Sheiley,
accompanied by Messrs. Sweeney and
Rule, and, as they arrived late, Professor
R. J. Reichkitzer had no time to arrange
a musical program.
The addition of unit No. 16, including
the greatest turbine and generator in the
world, to the plant of the company that
utilizes the water power of Niagara Falls
means the beginning of an annual saving
of 900,000 tons of coal.— Ex.
Canadian mills have an aggregate
capacity for producing about 2,200 tons
of newsprint paper daily.— Ex.
Man is a strange animal that looks upon
automobiling as a greater means of exer
cise than walking.— Ex.
NOTICE TO INMATES
You are hereby directed to place
your copy of The Mirror at the
foot of your bed on the morning
following the day on whi'ch it is
delivered to your cell. Non-com
pliance with this order will cause
forfeiture of privileges.
J. J. Sullivan,
FACTS ABOUT THE FLAG
After the adoption of the Declaration of
Independence in 1776, it was felt that a
national emblem should be chosen, and on
June 14,1776, the resolution was adopted
in Congress that the flag of the Thirteen
United States shall be thirteen stripes,
alternate white and red, and that the
Union be thirteen white stars on a blue
June 14th is kept as a national holiday
to celebrate the birth of our beloved ban
The national holidays are such by gen
eral custom and observance and not be
cause of congressional legislation. Con
gress has passed no laws establishing hol
idays for the whole country. President
Wilson issued a proclamation May 30,
1916, requesting that June 14 be observed
as Flag Day throughout the nation.
The word “flag” is derived from the
Anglo-Saxon, “fleogan,” meaning “to float
or fly in the wind,” and there are some
interesting customs and practices in con
nection with the flag.
The end of the flag fastened to the staff
is known as the hoist, and the length from
the support to the free end is called the
fly. Flags are borne on the mast by vessels
to designate the country to which they be
long, and also on war vessels, to show
the rank of the officer by whom a ship is
commanded. When a naval ship enters
the port of a foreign nation, it hoists the
flag of that country and fires a salute of
To strike the flag is to haul it down,
indicating surrender; to dip it is to lower
it slightly and then run it up again, a
form of salute. A flag floating half way
up the pole is at half mast, a sign of
mourning; a flag reversed, that is, upside
down, indicates distress. A white flag,
often called a flag of truce, is a token of
surrender, or indicates that one of the
combatants wishes to communicate with
the other. A yellow flag waving over a
hospital vessel or port means that the place
is in a state of quarantine.— Ex.
A LOST CITY IN MESOPOTAMIA
A striking instance of the service that
aerial photography can render to archaeo
logy comes, according to the London
Sphere, from Mesopotamia, where the al
most obliterated site of an immense gar
den city on the bank of the Tigris was dis
covered and mapped by an aeroplane
camera. Without aerial photographs the
city would probably have appeared to be
only meaningless low mounds, scattered
here and there, for much of the detail
was not recognized on the ground.
The area was first photographed from
the air, then six-inch-scale blue prints
were made and transferred to the plane
table, and finally supplementary ground
surveys were made. The ruins extend
for some twenty miles along the left bank
of the Tigris, above and below the present
town of Samara, with a breadth of from
one to two and a half miles. Near the
river the site is laid out regularly with
wide streets that intersect at right angles.
In some quarters the planning is less regu
lar, but as a rule the streets are straight.
The blocks near the river are larger than
those farther from the bank, and no doubt
indicate that the wealthier classes once
lived there. On the east side of the cen
tral quarter a public garden was laid out
as a quartrefeuille, with a pavilion in the
centre. Scattered about the site were a
number of square detached forts with cir
cular towers at the comers.
There was a highly elaborate and scien
tific irrigation system such as has been
introduced in the Punjab only in recent
times, and an ancient canal skirted the
site. Lient. Col. C. A. Beazeley, who dis
covered the city, found also the ruins of
a barrage with a full equipment of sluices
and regulators. He makes no attempt to
determine the age of the ruins.— Ex.
Your flag and my flag, and how it floats
Over your land and my land, and half the
Blood red and rose red, its stripes forever
Snow white and soul white, the good fore
Sky blue and true blue, with stars that
The glory guidon of the day, and shelter
through the night.
Your flag and my flag, and oh, how much
Of your heart and my heart secure with
in its folds.
Your heart and my heart beat quicker at
Sun kissed and wind tossed, the red and
blue and white,
The one flag, the great flag, the flag for
me and you,
Glorified, all else beside, the red and
white and blue
’Tis the star spangled banner, oh long
may it wave
O’er the land of the free and the home
of the brave.
AT LOCKSLEY HALL
Comrades, leave me here a little,
While as yet ’tis early morn:
Leave me here and when you want me
Sound upon the bugle horn.
’Tis the place, and all around it,
As of old, the curfews call,
Dreary gleams about the moorland
Flying over Locksley Hall.
Locksley Hall, that in the distance
Overlooks the sandy tracts •
And the hollow ocean ridges
Roaring into cataracts.
Many a night from yonder ivied casement,
Ere I went to rest,
Did I look on great Arion
Sloping slowly to the west.
Many a night I saw the Pleiads,
Rising through the mellow shade,
Flitter like a swarm of fire flies,
Tangled in a silver braid.
WHERE THE GRASS GROWS
Oh, let me hence to empty wastes
Where the kind wind sweeps free;
Where silence has her brooding place
And on the earth’s untrodden face
The grass grows like the sea,
All gray-green, rippling to and fro,
When the soft breezes o’er it blow.
Oh, let me hence to open plains
Where there is no man’s mark;
Where sound is naught but nature’s sigh,
Or a chance heron’s lonely cry
Out of the gathering dark—
The dark that in the land of men
Is pierced to aching light again
Oh, let me hence that I may seek
The balm of quiet space;
Choked in the dust of countless feet,,
The bars which I so vainly beat
Oft crumble from their place,
When sleep brings back old days to me,
Out where the grass grows like the sea.
—Ethel Wolff, in New York Times.
Said the Scientist to the Protoplasm:
“’Twixt you and me is a mighty chasm,
We represent extremes, my friend—
You the beginning, I the end.
The Protoplasm made reply
As he winked his embryonic eye:
“Well, when I look at you, old man,
I’m rather sorry I began!”
—New York Post.
The following program was rendered in
the auditorium Sunday morning, Rev.
C. E. Benson, officiating.
March—Siloan Commandery Orchestra
Holy, Holy, Holy Congregation
Scripture Reading Chaplain
Hymn—Rock of Ages Congregation
Selection—Love Me ..Orchestra
Hymn—l Will Sing the Wondrous Story
March—Mt Healthy Orchestra
R. J. Reichkitzer,
Dora—How did you vote?
Flora—ln my brown suit and squirrel
Pupil—Would you think it right to
punish a boy for something he had not
Teacher—No, of course I shouldn’t
Pupil—Well, I haven’t done any of ray
“I’ll give you five dollars a day, spot
cash,” said the farmer to the tramp who
had stopped to beg a meal, “if you’ll help
me dig potatoes. We’ll begin right now,”
he pointed at the big field, “because I’m
afraid the frost will get them.”
“No,” yawned the tramp. “You better
dig ’em. You planted ’em, and you know
just where they ate.”
A Philadelphia clubman dreamed that
he died and went to heaven. While sitting
in a beautiful palace a cherub came
through paging him.
“Call for Mr. Doe! Call for Mr. Doe!”
“Here you are, my boy,” the clubman
said beckoning to the page. "Pm Mr.
Doe. What is it?”
“Your wife wants you on the ouija
Number of Inmates at Prison 870
Number in First Grade 719
Number in Second Grade 144
Number in Third Grade 7
Received During Week 5
Last Serial Number 6437
Ato A— 43 to 79 \? or D— (A) 331
277 to 20 298
A to D 430 106
Bto A 222 to 142 436
, 75 to 360 20
P or D—(B) 137 250
Inmates will observe the follow
ing rules to insure prompt service.
Place register number in upper
right hand comer of envelope in
space printed for same, and to be
covered'by stamp (see card in your
Sign your full name to all letters.
J. J. Sullivan,
Sunday, June 6, 1920
Corrected June 7, 1920
Corrected June 7, 1920
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