Board of Control
Blanch* L. LaDu, Chairman . Minneapolis
Ralph W. Wheelock, . . Minneapolis
John Coleman, .... Anoka
C. J. SwendsSn, . . .St. James
Downer Mullen, Secretary
Board of Parole
C. J. Swendsfin, . . . Chairman
J. J. Sullivan, . . Sec'y. for Prison
H. 0. Swearingen
J. J. Sullivan Warden
F. T. Piculell —Deputy Warden
Geo. J. Welch Asst. Deputy
L. F. Utecht Asst. Deputy
J. A. Humphreys Steward
G. A. Newman Physician
F. A. Whittier State Parole Agent
T. E. Nelson Dentist
O. W. Catlin _ Supt. of Printing
Mrs. Lillian Ryan Matron
C. E. Benson Protestant Chaplain
Chas. Corcoran Catholic Chaplain
—“But the blond lawyer is not always
a legal light.”
—Belleau Wood cleared by U. S. ma
rines on June 25, I*B.
—The Puritans arrived at Salem, Mas
sachusetts June 30, 1629.
—ldaho was admitted to the United
States on July 3, 1890.
—Great Eastern arrived New York,
sixty-three years ago today.
—Father Barry celebrated mass in the
chapel last Sunday morning.
—Get ready for the day of days next
Wednesday, Independence Day.
—“A hen is the only living critter that
can set still and produce dividends.”
—The first strawberries of the season
appeared on our menu last Thursday.
—“About the time you think you make
both ends meet, somebody moves the ends.”
reception of foreign ministers by
Chinese Emperor was held on June 29,
—“Prosperity will come when men
watch their work instead of watching the
—“Never imagine that only facts mat
ter. Sentiment is a fact, too, and an im
—“Our grand business undoubtedly is,
not to see what lies dimly at a distance,
but to do what lies clearly at hand.”
—lnasmuch as our next issue follows so
closely upon July 4th, we have concluded
to feature Independence Day in that issue.
—We wish to extend our sincere thanks
to Jupiter Pluvius for holding off the de
luge until after our outing last Saturday.
—“A business organization must resem
ble a cobweb; a straight and direct con
nection must lead from each point to the
—“lt would be an unspeakable advan
tage if men would consider the great truth
that no man is wise or safe but him that
—We are wondering whether it was a
case of fire or water that prevented the
St. Paul Firemen from putting in an ap
pearance last Saturday.
—Paine Webber & Co. and Prudential
Life Insurance Co. baseball clubs of St.
Paul, are scheduled to play here on next
Saturday and July 4, respectively.
—Dempsey defeated Carpentier July 2,
1921. What the outcome of the fight on
July 4, at Shelby, Montana, will be, is of
paramount interest to many inhabitants
of the silent city.
INMATES ATTENTION 1
Hereafter inmates are not permit
ted to receive wearing apparel of any
description from friends or relatives.
Inmates buying socks, underwear,
nightshirts, handkerchiefs, etc. should
send them to the Laundry and have
thefr number marked on them be
fore using. Write your name, regis
ter number and cell number on a
slip of paper, attach to and
give to cell hall Captain.
Just a few vagaries plucked from the
cerulean atmosphere that enfolds us.
By Mr. R. L. M.
Once more the hokum bucket has been
dipped for the entertainment of the masses.
“Mighty Lak a Rose” is hokum of the
most senile variety, and as the majority of
its kind, it could truthfully be said to be
a picture with a universal appeal.
“Mighty Lak a Rose," while it arouses
the thought that it is steeped in incon
gruities, pleased us, withal. We shed no
tears for our lachrymal glands are sub
servient to our cynical faculties, but we
followed the trend of the story with inter
There are flaws, of course, even with
the able Edwin Carewe as director, but,
after all, why point out flaws when you
were pleased. Music hath charms to soothe
the savage beast, but charming an East
Side gangster is quite another thing, and
it is a novel sight to see a Molly Malone
of the Underworld listening to “Lead
“Mighty Lak a Rose” should be a great
box office attraction and that seems to be
the goal toward which producers look.
There is pathos, humor, dramatic quali
ties and pure sentiment. After all, it is
hokum that makes the world go ’round.
The acting is deserving of commenda
tion. James Rennie has long been a fa
vorite of ours, and in “Mighty Lak a Rose”
he has a role that permits real histrionic
ability. Dorothy Mackaill is unknown,
but we wish to see more of her. The
part of Slippery Eddie Foster was handled
with consumnate skill by one of the best
character actors we have ever seen. The
comedy was put over with the deft touch
of the natural actor. Bull Morgan and
his moll, Molly Malone, were real types.
The average picture of the Underworld
is a replica of Alias Jimmy Valentine,
which, as you know, was entirely untrue
to life. It seems that directors must have
tin-pan cabarets with suggestive dancers,
ragged • urchins and Neanderthal types
with cauliflower ears—and derby hats.
In many ways it is an unusual picture:
One over which buxom matrons may shed
tears as they sit in the darkness clasping
hands with their better half; one to arouse
We wonder what kind of a pull Jimmy
had that he was permitted to retain civil
ian garments, and we declare that if a
neighbor ever attempts to play one of
those one-stringed guitars he had best
keep out of our path.
“Mighty Lak a Rose,” as an entertain
ing picture, meets with our full approval;
as a slice from life, we condemn it.
Extract from the Collins Blade: “Every
dyed-in-the-wool fight fan in America will
be at Shelby, Montana, the Fourth.” We
know one who won’t.
It is rather surprising that firemen are
buffaloed by indications of a little wet
Who did Jack Dempsey ever lick? is a
common question. Why doesn’t Tommy
Gibbons enter into competition with Char
ley Paddock ?
NO TIME TO LOSE
A young Houston mother rushed into
the house the other day in the utmost ex-
citement calling out to her mother to put
an iron on the stove as quickly as possible.
“What is the matter?” asked the mother.
“A dog has bitten Tommy and I am
afraid it was mad. Oh, hurry up, mother,
be as quick as you can.” •
“Are you going to try to cauterize the
“No—l’ve got to iron that blue skirt
before I can wear it to go after the doc
tor. Do be in a hurry.”— F.x.
If you can keep your head when all about
Are losing theirs and blaming it on you;
If you can trust yourself when all men
But make allowance for their doubting,
If you can wait and not be tired by wait
Or being lied about, don’t deal in lies,
Or being hated, don’t give way to hating,
And yet don’t look too good, nor talk too
If you can dream—and not make dreams
If you can think—and not make thoughts
If you can meet with Triumph and Dis
And treat those two imposters just the
If you can bear to hear the truth you’ve
Twisted by knaves and made a trap for
Or w itch the things you gave your life to,
And stoop and build ’em up with worn
If you can talk with crowds and keep
Or walk with kings—nor lose the common
If neither foes nor loving friends can
If all men count with you; but none too
If you can fill the unforgiving minute
With sixty seconds worth of distance run,
Yours is the Earth and everything that's
And—what is more —you’ll be Man, my
A DOG’S LIFE
A dog’s life, if I may recall,
Is not so dreadful after all;
For instance, there’s the Pekinese,
That takes his nap on downy fleece,
And nibbles dainties, sweet and pure,
And gets a bath and manicure,
And wears a wrist watch and a purse,
And keeps a valet and nurse.
And there’s the saucy Airdale imp
That puts a large and healthy crimp
In any rumors running rife
That his valet might be the dog’s-life life;
He gets three squares and sometimes four,
And romps twelve hours a day or more;
His only care is having fun—
And yet he’s not the only one.
For there’s the small boy’s lop-eared pup—
’A no-good scamp, from hind legs up;
That loves the things that small boys love,
And knows just what they’re thinking of;
And does a lot of jolly tricks.
And chases squirrels and cats and chicks:
And sneaks up stairs with cautious tread,
And shares a small boy’s board and bed.
And then the high-brow Boston Bull,
With all the pomp and social pull;
Beside the Spaniel and the Chow —
I say, dog-gone it, anyhow—
When I’m upset and on the shelf,
I’d like to be a dog myself,
And have an end to mortal strife,
And live the lucky dog’s-life life.
• —Mai Rose.
“If any little word of yours
May make a life the brighter,
If any little song of yours
May make a heart the lighter,
God help you speak the little word
And take your bit of singing,
And drop it in some lonely vale
To set the echoes ringing.
If any little love of yours
May make a life the sweeter,
If any little care of yours
May make a friend’s the fleeter,
If any lift of yours may ease
The burden of another,
God give you love, and care, and strength,
To help your toiling brother.”
For a good old-fashioned remedy
For blues of every kind,
Take equal parts of courage,
And tranquility of mind,
And mix with this,
Some work we love,
And add a little cheer,
Then shake it well together
And take it through the year.
The following services were held in the
chapel Sunday morning, June 24, Rev.
Father Barry officiating:
March—Hall of Fame Orchestra
Hymn—The New Song Congregation
Selective Reading Chaplain
Serenade—The Blushing Rose, Orchestra
Gospel Reading _i Chaplain
Hymn—Hear the Call Congregation
Exit March—Path of Glory_ Orchestra
R. J. Reich kitzeßj
MOTION PICTURE SHOW
The picture show for Sunday, June 24,
was “Mighty Lak a Rose” an eight-reel
drama featuring Dorthy Mackail in the
title role, supported by an all-star cast.
Following is the musical program:
March—City of Ballarat Code
Valse Elegante—Lady of the Lake__Da/y
Novelty—Bugle Call Rag Mills
Serenade—Blushing Rose . Johnson
Waltz—Mighty Lak’ a Rose Nevins
Alltto—Dance of the Wood Nymphs
Reverie—Falling Rose Leaves Sanders
Fox Trot—Mighty Lak’ a Rose Nevins
Andante—Loves Golden Arrows Smith
Fox Trot—Honolulu Blues Goldstein
Moderato—The Little Soubrette, Granfield
Fox Trot—Two Time Dan Roy Turk
Popular Hit—Swinging Down the Lane
Exit March—Chimes of Liberty, Goldman
R. J. Reichkitzer,
Corrected June 25, 1923
!\ to A 263- 55 3 to A 494-326
259- 12 502-327
54-376 248- 54
12-263 r, , .j
107-259 Bto H }**
151-402 Por D—(A) 326
54- 30 237
A to B 61-124 376
A to 3d 196 2is
B to B 246- 74 (8)„432
253-298 (Dor) 8
74- 86 15
Number of inmates at prison 1034
Number in first grade 798
Number in second grade 213
Number in third grade 23
Received during week 7
Last serial number 7511
“Only think, Mrs. Brady,” Mrs. Mur
phy, said, “that great pianist down our
street has practiced so hard during the
last six months that he has paralyzed two
“That’s nothin’,” Mrs. Brady proudly
leplied. “Me daughter, Bridget, has prac
ticed so hard for the last six months that
she’s paralyzed two pianos.”— Ex.
Inmates are hereby cautioned not
to use the margins of The Mirror
for addresses of friends or other
written matter. If you wish The
Mirror sent to your friends, you are
required to send in their addresses to
the Deputy Warden’s Office through
your officer. In this way it will be
Corrected June 26, 1923
F. T. Piculell,
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