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Board of Control O. J. Bwen<U6n St. James nunnha L. LaDu, . . . Minneapolis Ralph W. Wheelock, . . Minneapolis Oaroline M. Crosby, . . Minneapolis John Coleman, Anoka Downer Mullen, Secretary Board of Parole C. J. Swendsfo, .... Chairman J. J. Sullivan, . . . Sec'y for Prison H. C. Swearingen Resident Officials J. J. Sullivan - Warden T. T. Piculell Deputy Warden Geo. J. Welch A.sat. Deputy L. P. Utecht Asst. Deputy J. A. Humphreys Steward G. A. Newman Physician P. A. Whittier State Parole Agent T. E. Nelson Dentist C. W. Catlin Supt. of Printing Mrs. Lillian Ryan Matron C. E. Benson Protestant Chaplain Chas. Corcoran-. Catholic Chaplain MIRRORETTES —Christian Science services were held in the chapel Sunday morning. —The apples served with the Sunday dinner, surely touched the right spot. —Your attention is called to Gov. Breus’ letter on page 2, column 2, regarding Christmas Seals. —The print shop has just finished print ing, on both sides, 140,000 cards, of a 400,000 order, for the twine depart ment. —The songs rendered by the Lyric Male Chorus of Stillwater added very material ly to the beauty of the Sunday chapel services. / —“Songs from the Silence.” A book of prison verse by John Francis Glynn, with an introduction by Dr. Richard Burton, can be ordered through the Deputy War den’s office by notifying your officer. Price SI.OO per copy. —We again call your attention to the notice on page 2, column 1, regarding “Letters to Board of Control.” It is ab solutely necessary to follow the instruc tions contained therein, in order to have letters reach the Board. —On behalf of the inmates we tender our thanks to Mr. C. H. S., for his thought fulness and kindly consideration in paint ing and presenting to Miss Zola Bohn, a landscape done in oils, as a mark of esteem in which she is held by the inmates. —The Salvation Army will ever remain a tender memory in the hearts of the boys who were “over there,” and also by many thousands of others who can testify to the humanitarianism shown by this benevolent organization. In order to con tinue their good work, money is required. Let us help the cause by contributing to the Home Service Fund. Let your officer know how much you wish to donate. —This is the annual period during which those who are already members of the Red Cross are asked to renew their membership, and those who are not are asked to join. One dollar is all that is required to enroll as a'member or to con tinue your membership if you already be long. Of course, you are not restricted to one dollar, you can give as many as you like. Notify your officer as to the amount you wish to send. A vest pocket movie camera recently made its appearance in New York City, when a traveling Australian brought it from Paris. It uses 25 feet of film and is operated by pressing a spring.— Ex. INMATES ATTENTION! Inmates will observe the follow ing rules to insure prompt service. Place register number in upper right hand corner of envelope in space printed for same, and to be covered by stamp (see card in your cell). Sign your full name to all letters. F. T. Piculell, Deputy Warden. MONTHLY SCHOOL REPORT December 1, 1821. J. J. Sullivan, Warden. Dear Sir: The following is the school history for the month of November, 1921. Number of school sessions 12 School attendance at opening session, Sept. 12, 1921 121 Average attendance during month, 116 5-12 Highest attendance during month 122 Lowest attendance during month 109 Average compulsory attendance 0 Average voluntary attendance 116 5 12 No. excused by Medical Department during month—temporarily 4 No. excused by Medical Department during month—permanently 0 No. excused by Deputy Warden dur ing month—temporarily 1 No. excused by Deputy Warden dur ing month—permanently 3 No. excused by School Superintendent during month—temporarily 0 No. excused by School Superintendent during month—permanently 0 Number enrolled during month 17 Number (who attended school) dis charged from Institution 3 Number pupils reported for breach of Institutional rules No. pupils reported for indolence and lack of interest in school work Illiterate F. T. Piculell, Deputy Warden. MONTHLY LIBRARY REPORT Following is the library report for the month ending November 30, 1921. Population 858 Readers 815 Fiction 2,310 History 794 Biography 275 Travel 758 Essays, Poetry, Drama 70 Arts 507 Sciences 201 Miscellaneous:— Sociology 84 Religion 92 Philosophy v and Ethics 110 Periodicals: — Bound 624 Unbound 2,850 Reference 224 Foreign Books T 204 Total 6,253 Newspapers 12,500 THE THREE MUSKETEERS (Continued from page 1) D’Artagnan offered the commission to his three friends in turn. All three refuse 3 it, protesting they did not deserve it. Be sides, Aramis announced that he was about to enter the church, and Porthos said he was about to be married. Athos thereupon wrote upon the blank commission the name of d’Artagnan. As for Rochefort, d’Artagnan fought him many times, but at last they decided that they were both too good to die, and they became friends.— Copyright 6y the Post Publishing Co. (The Boston Post). SAHARA NOT ALWAYS A DESERT A French explorer and geographer claims to have found evidence that a great river once flowed across what is now the Sahara desert to the Mediterranean. The present lake Tchad, he believes, represents what was formerly the backwater of this river. The level of this lake is not con stant in modern times; in the past 25 years its waters have been slowly falling though at times after periods of unusual rainfall the lake has spread beyond its usual bed. Neolithic relics which have been found indicate that prosperous communities once dotted what is now a vast parched desert region.— Ex. MY PHILOSOPHY I alius argy that a man Who does about the best he can Is plenty good enough to suit This lower mundane institute, No matter ef his daily walk is subject for his neighbors’ talk, And critic minds of ev’ry whim Jest all get up and go for him. It’s natcheral enough, I guess, When some gits more and some gits less, For them-uns on the slimmest side To claim it ain’t a fair divide; And I’ve knowed some to lay and wait, And git up soon and set up late, To detch some feller they could hate Fer goin at a faster gait. The signs is bad when folks commence A-findin’ fault with Providence, A-balkin’ ’cause the earth don’t shake At every prancin step they take. No man is great ’til he can see how less than little he would be Ef, stripped to self, and stark and bare, He hung his sign out anywhere. My doctern is to lay aside Contentions and be satisfied— Jest do yer best, and praise or blame That follows counts jest the same. I’ve alius noticed great success Is mixed with trouble, more or less, And it’s the man who does the best Who gets more kicks than all the rest. —James Whitcomb Riley. ME AN’ BILL At the end of the day I jes’ like to set still In my chair on the porch and think of old Bill. Bill was a feller that I used to know, We was mighty good friends in the long, long ago. And old Bill, somehow, tho’ he didn’t talk much, Had lots o’ good thoughts, an’ his actions was such That you jes’ kinda felt that in him you’d found one That was tryin’ to live like it ought to be done. Bill was considerable older than me, But that didn’t keep him from tryin’ to see If somehow, when everything seemed to go wrong, Fie could change tears to 6tniles and sighs into song. Jes’ seemed like his life, which was too short by far, Was spent helpin’ others to find some bright star That ’ud guide ’em an* cheer ’em, an’ help ’em to find Some way o’ puttin’ their sorrows behind. Bill has been gone now fer many a year, But I ketch myself oft’ wishin’ he was still here, With his smile and his song and his kind quiet ways, To brighten and lighten the cloudier days. But he’s gone—old Bill’s gone to his long, final rest— Seems kinda too bad—but God’s ways are best. So now of an evenin’ I jes’ like to set still And think o’er and o’er of the days spent with Bill. There’s something ’bout mem’ry that’s hard to explain, Sometimes it brings pleasure, then again it brings pain. But the past is all gone, ain’t no way to change, An’ the future we’re facin’ is all kinda strange. So I keep on rememberin’ the past that was good, An’ a tryin’ to live day by day as I should, In the hope that the future that lies ahead still Will bring us together once more—me and Bill. —Ralph A. Tingle, MY FRIEND BILL I have the very best of friends A man can ever boast; He shelters me, supplies my coal And buys my steak or roast; He wraps me in an overcoat, When Winter winds are chill, And treats me to a good cigar— This friend, whose name is “Bill.” He gives me books and magazines, And tickets to the show, And makes my balance in the bank To fair proportions grow. I’ll never want for bed or board, Or wherewithal to fill My pipe, while I can clasp him close — My friend, the Dollar Bill! pwws— CHAPEL PROGRAM The' following service was held in the chapel Sunday morning, December 4, 1921, Rev. C. E. Benson officiating. March—Belle of Golden West Orchestra Flower Song—To a Violet Orchestra Holy, Holy, Holy Congregation Invocation Chaplain Gloria Congregation Scripture Reading Chaplain Hymn—Consecration Congregation Prayer - Chaplain Romance—Celestine Orchestra Vocal Selection - (Lyric Male Chorus of Stillwater, Minn.) Sermon Chaplain Vocal Selection (Lyric Male Chorus) Hymn—Pass Me Not Congregation Benediction Chaplain March—Harlequin Orchestra R. J. Reichkitzer, Musical Director. MOTION PICTURE SHOW The weekly motion picture show was a two-reel Harold Lloyd comedy, “From Hand to Mouth;” one reel of Pathe News, “Current Events;” and a two-reel comedy, “Little, but Oh! My!” featuring Ernest Truex. Pathe distributors of all three pro ductions. Following is the musical program: March —King Carnival Rosey Selection—Shuffle Along Sis sit Popular Number—Dangerous Blues, Brown Song Hit—Wyoming Williams Vocal Solo—Deep in Your Eyes (Mr. W. J. McC.) Camera Studies—No. 3, “At the Chil dren’s Ball” Sousa Fox Trot—Rosie - Clarke Popular Hit—All She’d Say Was Umh- Hum Emery Novelty Song Hit—Ain’t We Got Fun Whiting Jazz One Step—Jazzin the Blues Away Heinrich Finale—Belle of the' Golden West, Donnelly R. J. Reichkitzer, Musical Director. CELL CHANGES Corrected December 5, 1921. A to A 431-351 ' B to B 237-500 122-414 473-254 115-329 431-419 128-115 439-431 437-115 7- 8 261- 13 74-473 259- 29 254-473 429- JO7-421 14-259 111-338 A to B 103- 32 421-107 D to A 261 402-413 B to A 234-253 371-262 B to 3d 114 ,a| 92 'S Bto H 464 Por D-(A)..162 H to B 179 (B) 473 B to B 159- 7 262 430- 32 POPULATION Corrected December 6, 1921. Number of inmates at prison 864 Number in first grade 652 Number in second grade 202 Number in third grade 10 Received during week 10 Discharged 4 Paroled 1 Last serial number 6940 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 which it is delivered to your cell. Non-com pliance with this order will cause forfeiture of privileges. F. T. Piculell, Deputy Warden.