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Entered at the postofßce at Stillwater, Minne sota, as second-class mail matter. The Mirror is issued every Thursday at the following rates: One Year SI.OO Six Months .50 Three Months .25 To inmates of penal institutions per yr. .50 Addross all communications to Tub Mirror, Stillwater, Minn. The Mirror is a weekly paper published in the Minnesota State Prison. It was founded in 1887 by the prisoners and is edited and managed by them. It aims to be a home news paper; to encourage moral and intellectual im provement among the prisoners; to acquaint the public with the true status of the prisoner, to disseminate penological information and to aid in dispelling that prejudice which has ever been the bar sinister to a fallen man’s self redemption. NOTICE TO INMATES Each inmate is accorded the privilege of one subscription to The Mirror, to be sent home or to a friend, free of charge. In order to obtain this privilege you must write your own name and register number and the name and address of the person you wish to send the paper to, and hand same to your officer. If you wish to enter additional subscriptions, they will be charged for at the rate of 50 cents a year for each subscription. The: paper delivered to your cell each week must be kept clean, and should be folded in the same manner as you receive it, placing it at the foot of your bed on the morning fol lowing the day on which it is delivered to your cell. CHURCH NOTICE Services in the Prison Chapel at nine o’clock every Sunday morning, Protestant and Catho lic service every alternate Sunday. Rev. C. E. Benson and Rev. Fr. Corcoran, Chaplains. LETTERS TO BOARD OF CONTROL Ali Inmates desiring to write to the State Board of Control will notify their officer, who in turn is requested to send your notification to the Deputy Warden’s office Friday noon in order that special paper for that purpose may be furnished you. Letters written on regula tion size paper will not be permitted to go. J. J. SUXiLIVAH, Warden. NOTICE —Inmates submitting contributions to The Mirrob for publication must sign their name and register number. Original articles preferred, if not original, proper credit must be Sven to the writer if known; if writer’s name not known, it should be so specified by con tributor. Should contributor fail to comply with this request he will be dropped from The Mirror’s contributing staff. Approved by Warden. —Editor. Sermonette Forasmuch, then, as Christ hath suffered for us in the flesh arm yourselves likewise with the same mind; for he that hath suffered in the flesh has ceased from sin. I Peter 4:1. ‘yJT'HE Lord often seeks .by means of our bodily suffer ings to overcome and to remove the evil that is in our hearts. So he strengthens us in our con flicts with sin and helps us to the victory. However, what above all other things will en able us to hate sin and to over come it in true repentance is the conviction that Christ him self suffered and died for us. From the cross of Christ alone can genuine repentance flow, since that at once breaks the heart and binds it up again. Un less you have a contrite heart, all your glorying about the cross and the blood and the death of Jesus is only solemn trifling. “Look within. There is the fountain of good, welling perpetually if you always dig.” “Veiled language is a favorite device of the old diplomacy, and veiled language usually means either that the purposes for which it is employed will not stand the light of open day or that the men who employ it have not really thought out their problems and must resort to the sort of bargaining methods that are common in the second-hand clothing trade.” IRELAND’S UNIQUE SENATE A National Assembly is created of two houses —a House of Deputies and a Senate. The former need not detain us, as it fol lows all modern democratic lower houses —but it is to be elected by proportional representation and the universities are to be represented in it. The Senate is much more interesting. Why did the Irish Free State create a second chamber? Obviously it could not fulfill the function of the Senate in the United States. Obviously no sane man wanted to erect another hereditary house. We may assume too that no one wanted a nominated Senate after the manner of the Canadian Senate, which is based on no conceivable political principle and fulfills no conceivable politi cal function. Nor did the Irish people wish a revising chamber popularly elected from among popular candidates to re-do or undo what elected popular Deputies had already done. They aimed only to include in the Senate “citizens who have done honour to the nation by reason of useful public service or who, because of special qualifications or attainments, repre sent important aspects of the nation’s life.” To attain their end they have constituted the Irish Free State as one constituency, and there is a panel of candidates chosen every third year (when a fourth of the Senators retire) by the Chamber of Depu ties and the Senate, and consisting of three times as many names as there are vacan cies. The names are placed on this panel after written proposals in which qualifi cations—intellectual, economic, social in stitutional—arc set out, and the final list is made up by the Chamber and the Senate, each voting its defined number ac cording to the principles of proportion issued to the Free State as a whole, in alphabetical order with the full qualifica tions set out which would commend the candidates to the suffrages of the people, who make their choice by proportional representation. No second chamber in the world is chosen in such a way, and if any thing like success attends it, democracy will have learned how to use in the ser vice of the state the highest gifts of citi zens.—Prof. IV. P. M. Kennedy, in The North American Review. “If the theory of evolution holds any truth, it strengthens in us a conviction that intellectual capacity has developed by some selective process working on the oc casional superior types which were the offspring of earlier inferior forms. Man has not always possessed his present in sight and powers. The geniuses of his race have discovered, at different periods of developement, how to plant seeds, to domesticate animals, to control disease, to master the air. His world is very differ ent from the one in which the Java man first saw the light.” KINDRED OF THE RUST (Continued from page 1) Abie, —for the first time in his natural life—felt discontented with his fish busi ness. “Gcwalt” — he argued with him self on his way home—if a “Kindred in the Rust” can make it such a much money for a Peter B. Kyne what I seen—it with my own eyes he got —it in the box office from that Tey-ater tonight, I should—it be not fish peddling for a living but “rite” “Senories” with a name like he does—it and get—it the mezumma in bunches.” With Abie, to get a hunch was like a whole neighborhood falling prey to the measles. He developed a desperate yen to be an author and during the w’eeks following Abie racked his fish brains for a plot and title along the lines of "Kindred of the Dust ” without thought exposing himself to a lawsuit based upon copyright in fringment. During seemingly endless days and nights Abie, the fishpeddler, vainly pondered over his dilemma. “Kindred of the Dust”—“Kindred of the Dust” he murmured continuously Avhile scaling innumerable fishes for his custo mers. His wife Rosie serving him an A num ber one “Gefillte Fish,” a dish Abie loved almost as well as Rosie, this good lady was shocked to hear her life’s partner sigh and say “Kindred of the Dust” while recklessly propelling a huge chunk of “Gefillte Fish” to his mouth perfectly balanced on his knife. “For why”—she said, deeply humiliated, “You call it my fish a Kindred of the Dust when you know it very well Abie, a respectable fish is raised in the water and has it not even a relation what she is -it a kindred in the dust.” But Abie never gave her a tumble. Kindred of the Dust was all he lived for, all he breathed. And in the end the Gods upon Olym pus had pity with the poor fishpeddler and upon the wings of Pegasus they hoisted him and made of him a genius. On a Friday morning while Abie was manicuring a mess of fish for Mrs. Cor rosian he suddenly saw the light. Cor rosian as a name for a descendant of Abraham Isaac and Jacob seemed to Abie not exactly according to Hoyle. ‘“Who ever heard it an honest to good ness Jewish father give such a name like Corrosian to his son?” Abie thought con temptuously. “It is it a crime—a regular assassination of hereditary standards and usages. Anyhow what is it—a Corrosian ?” Again he thought and thought—“Ah,” finally he grasped it and along with it the fortunate solution of his knotty prob lem. “Corrosian is it what it is Rust— yes Rust. Kindred of the Dust, Kindred of the Dust.” There it was all in a nut shell before his mind’s eyes. He had the much desired title. But what of the plot? Leave it to Abie, customers —to Abie a plot is “a mere nothing.” He would write of Isidor Corrosian, translating this worthy editor’s familiar moniker in to Rust and sub-title him Izzy. In the first and second reel of his screen drama Abie would vividly paint the pic ture of a cheap Ganif doing a short bit and after his preliminary education turn into a first class politician and newspaper proprietor. The third and fourth reel would show Izzy Rust" easy rust. But along comes a kin—a relation, —a third or fourth cousin of Rust’s wife’s sister’s second husband. “Kindred aint it,” Abbie mused smiling. “Fine”—he shouted out loud while O’Flaherty, the patroling har ness copper, passed Abie’s push cart and halted wondering whether Abie was nuts or admired O’Flaherty’s new brass but tons. In the fifth and sixth reel Abie would elect Ford president and please his aud ience by surrounding Hank with a cabi net of Hebrews, Rust’s kindred being Secretary of the Treasury. Rust “Jewish Menace” would develop into the national daily and to get the naked truth everybody would be taught reading Jewish type in American schools. To bring excitement, without which no film may hope to pass the censors, Abie would declare a war in the seventh reel and in the eighth permit the kindred to win Mr. Bock’s SIOO,OOO peace prize by inventing a muzzle for European diplo mats and other militaristic ilk always preaching war. Abie was delighted with his prospects. All he needed was someone to write the story for him for Abie could not compose a single English sentence without taint ing it with Jewish. He closed up shop and hastened to the “Jewish Menace” building. There >he sought and found his relation —the panic. To her he introduced his great secret. Patiently this wonder listened to Abie’s piped ream only to shake her bobbed locks in dumb sympathy for her kin. Finally she adjusted her drugstore complexion by the aid of a sponge dipped in “eventually why not now” and handed Abie one of a thousand circulars printed on cheap paper and reading—“ Kindred of the Corro sians.” Mister Isidor Corrosian desires the presence of Kindred Souls at his wed ding to Miss Rebecca Acid who has for some time past successfully advised the lovelorn, taken the “ill” out of “Gefillte Fish” and put the spice of life in my Jewish Menace. No objection to wedding presents. Abie, the fishpeddler, read the news and stoically persisted it had nothing whatever to do with his proposed literary and screen masterpiece. “Maybe it hasn’t” —the riot replied. “But Abie you was—it a kindred to me now. When I get it Corrosian, you’ll be it a kindred to Rust and by no means do I want it the whole soffisticated world to shout a kindred to us, Corrosian, Rust me and the whole “mishboche” has got it a crazy in the head.” “But for why a crazy in the head have I got it?” persisted Abie. “For why—scornfully flung the syntetic marvel of youth and beauty at Abie—for why?” Who ever heard of Ford for president for oncet and a Jewish cabinet for twicet Abie’s only reply was “neb bich,” —as he turned and left the home of the “Jewish Menace." QUERIES NOTICE TO INMATES For of any inmates who appre ciate and see the opportunity that their spare hours give toward a means of self education through correspondence school courses, study of good literature, acquiring an education in our Night Schools, or, who need helpful informa tion in connection with their work in our var ious departments, will herewith be privileged to use the “Query” column. You are welcome to send in any queries of serious interest to yourself, The Mirrob with the kind collabora tion of Miss Miriam E. Carey, Supervisor of Institutional Libraries, will gladly endeavor to supply the requested information. NOTICE—In order to regulate the conduct of this column inmates must sign their name, register number and lock number to all queries submitted for publication. Inmates names, of course, will not be published, only the initials of each querist being used. —Editor. Q: —Please let me know in the query column if the book “Rose of Sante Fe” by E. L. Sabin, is allowed, and how to obtain it, and also the price.—E. J. A:—St. Paul Book & Stationery Co., St. Paul, price $2.00. Q: —Kindly inform me the address of publishers of the following books which have been printed recently: “Manuals of Farm Poultry” “Farm Animals.”— G.J.C. A:—Webb Publishing Co., St. Paul, Minn. 1 Q: —I would like to have you publish in the queries the percentage of the New ork American League champions, and the New York National League champions at the close of 1921 and 1922. Was the percentage of New York Americans .649 for the season of 1922?—T. B. A:—1921 AMERICAN LEAGUE Won Lost Pet. 98 55 .641 NATIONAL LEAGUE Won Lost Pet. 94 56 .614 *1922 AMERICAN LEAGUE Won Lost Pet. 94 60 .610 NATIONAL LEAGUE Won Lost Pet. 93 61 .604 Q: —(11 Will you please inform me if Chistmas is a legal or national holiday? (2) Will you also inform me as to how many states in the Union observe Good Friday as a legal holiday?—R. A. M. A: —(1) Legal. (2) Good Friday is a legal holiday in Delaware, Florida, Louisiana, Maryland, Minnesota, New Jer sey, Pennsylvania, Tennessee. NOTICE —All inmates using the Query Col umn and desiring more detailed information to their queries are invited to use the splendid reference books in our library to be had on request. The International Text Books are especially complete in their information on technical subjects. Consult the Reference, Use fnl Arts. Literature, Chemistry, Biography and Science divisions of our library catalogue for diversified subjects.