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Board of Control Blanche L. La Du, Chairman . Minneapolis Ralph W. Wheelock, . . Minneapolis John Coleman, .... Anoka C. J. Swendsfin, . . . .St. James Downer Mullen, Secretary Board of Parole C. J. Swendsfin, . . • Chairman J. J. Sullivan, . . Sec’y. for Prison H. C. Swearingen Resident Officials J. J. Sullivan Warden P. T. Piculell Deputy Warden Geo. J. Welch Asst. Deputy L. F. Utecht Asst. Deputy J. A. Humphreys Steward G. A. Newman Physician F. A. Wnittier 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 —September Bth, is the nativity of Mary. —A total eclipse of the sun is due next Monday. —Battle of the Marne took place nine years ago today. —We enjoyed (?) yard privileges on Saturday even if we did get soaked. —The fall term of the institutional school begins Monday, September 17th. —The ball game scheduled for last Saturday, was called off on account of rain. - <#} —Our population is now the lowest that it has been at any time during the past eight months. —The first meeting of the Pierian Chautauqua Circle for season 1923-24, will be held in the schoolroom Sunday after noon, September 23rd. Prospective mem bers are urged to submit their names for consideration on that date. —Would like to exchange Argosy, Bill board, Globe, Harper’s Bazar, Travel, Geographic and The Spectator for Life, Zits, New Orleans Picayune, Shadow-land, Metropolitan . (A-243) —The Wabash Screen Door Co. base ball club of Minneapolis is booked to make its initial appearance on the local grounds next Saturday. They should be able to take care of all “flies.” —A number of Attorneys General who were attending the American Bar Asso ciation convention in Minneapolis last week were conducted through this insti tution by Warden J. J. Sullivan, on Fri day last. —A grey squirrel running down the main corridor the other day, created more or less of a commotion. We cannot imagine what he wanted in here unless he thought this a good place to forage for winter stores. >• V' —Labor Day dawned bright and clear and the time spent in the yard was thoroughly enjoyed by our inmates. The principal attraction of the day was the game of baseball between Loney’s All Stars and the M.S.P. club. As usual the locals carried off the honors. —Mrs. Franklin P. lams, Vice-Presi dent, Board of Trustees, Western Peni tentiary, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, spent practically the whole of Wednesday, August 29th, in looking through this in stitution. We regret that we were un able to interview Mrs. lams, after her visit had been completed, as we are sure her opinion of this institution would have proven of interest to The Mirror’s readers. 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 their number marked on them be fore using. Write your name, regis ter number and cell number on a slip of paper, attach to articles and give to cell hall Captain. MIRRORETTES INMATES ATTENTION I PIERIAN CHAUTAUQUA CIRCLE One feels just now—it is early in Sep tember—a curious blend of coolth and warmth in the refreshing air which makes one think of the nearness of autumn. Of course we shall have many more warm and hot days and we shall enjoy many more yard privileges before the weather becomes too cool. But we seem to sense in the present crispness, unusual at this time of year, all the harbingers of fall and early winter; and we are reminded without any meteorological data that Min nesota is near that zone which suffers much extreme cold weather. And, too, the cool weather brings to mind those activities which supersede the yard privileges with their ball games and fraternising: chief among which is the annual term of the Pierian Chautauqua Circle. The Chautauqua Circle of this institution was founded a good many years ago at the old prison and the appellation “Pierian” adopted as a distinguishing title. It has for its object the encourage ment of men who aspire to fit themselves educationally for the problems of life, who wish to obtain a wider range of good literature and, being studiously inclined, desire to follow a selective course of read ing and discussion. The Chautauqua Cir cle is not a gathering of “highbrows;” as a matter of fact few of its members have had more than a common school educa tion. A man may aspire to greater at tainments and higher ideals who possesses but a rudimentary education provided he decides that knowledge is worth an earnest effort. This desire, simply, is what the circle aims to encourage and, as results in past seasons will indicate, has been highly successful. The regular course of reading and study, as assigned by the Chautauqua Scientific and Literary Society of Chautauqua, N. Y., was followed for a while but proved unsuitable due to many factors: an eight months season, restricted hours, wider curriculum, etc. The altered course allows for a more general, if not as profound a treatment of literary themes, and for the preparation of essays on var ious industries, moot questions of the day, music, the arts, science, etc.; all of which are intelligently discussed and debated. Meetings are held every other Sunday afternoon in the prison schoolroom or auditorium, beginning about the middle of September. These metings are governed wholly by the inmate members under the parliamentary rules laid down in Cush ing’s Manual, presiding officers being chosen by ballot and elected to serve one season; these officers are, a president, vice president and secretary. A critic is also appointed to serve two months and his duties have considerable bearing on the progress of members as his criticisms are carefully followed. New’ members are ad mitted to the circle by vote, subject, of course, to the Deputy Warden s endorse ment. A liberal sprinkling of entertain ing features and interspersed throughout the season’s activities, enough to add zest to the programs, and, as in the past, sev eral quarterly meetings will be arranged for the entertainment of members, com prised of musical programs by Professor R. J. Reichkitzer, Musical Director of the institution orchestra and band; phono graph concerts; readings and other fea tures. A reference library belonging to the circle is at the member’s disposal and extra cards for drawing on the main library are issued, thus affording means for study and research during the season. Ihe benefits to be derived fom the circle are many, but depend wholly upon the use made of the privileges and, likewise, the success of the season depends wholly upon the members collectively—it’s just what they make it. Inmates who are interested in chautau qua work and desirous of applying for membership should get in touch with the Deputy Warden or the Assistant Deputy Wardens, all of whom are honorary mem bers, or, talk things over with the inmate members before the season starts —on the yard Saturday afternoon. Points that have not been made clear can be easily ex plained by any of the members. For most of the foregoing details I. am indebted to Mr. F. T. P., former secretary of the circle, who, being the oldest mem ber of the circle, is thoroughly familiar with its traditions and progress, and to whom I gratefully acknowledge assistance. —O. N., Secretary. A PICTURE The Earth is lovely ’neath the summer And soft, and warm with God’s great artistry; With phantom ships that sail the airy sea, From early morn until the day is done. -J. A. INTERVALS Intervals between wakefulness and sleep, When my subconscious self awakes to leap To being and I dream of nights Pierced with sombre lights; The fragrance, like an old refrain, Of lily-ponds comes back again. Struggling up from the depths of sleep Come tones, soft, melodious and deep, As from some rare Cremona From the shores of old Varona; Vibrant of roses and soft moonbeams, Crooning melodies in my dreams. There is a garden walled around; Here a rose and there a lily-frond, Where Rodin’s Thinker, I And Verdi beneath the sky Commune both long and deep In intervals of wakeful sleep. —E. D. AN AMERICAN TALKS I’d rather be an American than any other race A. know, I’d rather see the Stars and Stripes above me everywhere I go Than any other flag that flies, for no man, whosoe’er he be, Can boast a better land than this which daily shelters mine and me. Here those I love are safe from harm, my boys and girls may romp in play, They are not early rushed to toil and broken in a cruel way; Here other men than I stand guard, their chance in life to guarantee, And schools are open wide to them to fit them for the years to be. Here I may earn their daily bread and claim the many joys of life, Here I may come from toil at night and find a happy, smiling wife; The little home we’re building here knows every comfort that we need, And we may live our lives in peace and worship by our chosen creed. Kings have not known such peace of mind when it has come their time to die, As that which I shall know’ at last when I am called to go on high; For I can call my loved ones round and quit them with a conscience clear, Knowing that as Americans they will be well protected here. —Edgar A. Guest. IF WE HAD THE TIME If I had the time to find a place And sit me down full face to face With my better self, that cannot show In mv daily life that rushes so, — It might be then I should see my soul Was stumbling still toward the shining goal. I might be nerved by thefthought sublime, If I had the time! If I had the time to learn from you How much for comfort my word could do; And I told you then of my sudden will To kiss your feet when I did ill; If the tears aback of the coldness feigned Could flow and the wrcng be quite ex plained,— Brothers, the souls of us would chime, If we had the time! —Richard Burton. MONTHLY LIBRARY REPORT Following is the library report for the month ending August 31st, 1923. Population 997 Readers 990 Fiction 2,128 History 860 Biography 243 Travel 793 Essays,' Poetrv, Drama 472 Arts' 1 1,114 Sciences 365 Miscellaneous:— Sociology 222 Religion 86 Philosophy and Ethics 124 Periodicals:— Bound 811 Unbound 3,980 Reference 146 Foreign Books 165 Total 7,529 Newspapers 16,500 CHAPEL PROGRAM The following service was held in the chapel Sunday morning, September 2, Rev. Father Barry, officiating. March—Cle Elum Eagles Orchestra Largo—Reverie D’Autonne Orchestra Hymn—l Need Thee Every Hour Congregation Selective Reading Chaplain Reverie —A Musical Thought Orchestra Prayer Chaplain Gospel Reading Chaplain Sermon Chaplain Hymn—Pass Me Not Congregation March —The Dauntless Battalion Orchestra R. J. Reichkitzer, Musical Director. MOTION PICTURE SHOW “Hail The Woman,” an eight-reel dra ma with an all star cast was the picture offering Sunday, September 2. Following is the musical program: March—American Legion Parker Overture —Italians in Algeria Rossini / Largo—Reverie D’Autonne Golden Moderato— Jealous Moon Zamecnik Grand Selection—Echoes From the Metropolitan Opera House Tobani Novelty—The Animal Fair Rosso Concert Waltz—Sobre Las Alas Rosas Selections from—The Rainbow Girl Hirsch Finale March —Cle Elum Eagles King R. J. Reichkitzer, Musical Director. CELL CHANGES Corrected September 4, 1924 Ato A 228-231 A to H 351 181-282 H to A 73 359-147 373 231-234 B t 0 A 52-472 469-228 147-168 168-382 207-440 202-400 B t 0 B 154- 40 174-129 137 . 52 t 0 132-413 Hto B Y” BtoH 263 313-137 Bto 3d 338 103-124 3 *2 434-434 123 A to 3d 174 Por D—(A)__ 98 26 72 22 510 144 (B) 40 / 155 Dor to B 30-263 POPULATION Corrected September 4, 1923 Number of inmates at prison 995 Number in first grade 805 Number in second grade 163 Number in third grade 27 Received during week 3 Paroled 0 Discharged 4 Last serial number 7551 —One of the greatest catastrophies in the history of the world occurred on last Saturday, when by the triple combination of earth quake, fire, and tidal wave, Tokio, Japan, and the adjacent towns and cities were practically wiped out of exis tence. The latest reports indicate the loss of human life to be over 220,000. —Rosh Hashanah, the Jewish New Year, (5684) begins at sundown Monday, Sep tember 10th, and continues until sundown September 12th. Services will be conducted in this institution by Mr. Lott, of Still water. Jewish inmates desiring to attend services are requested to make known their intention to their officer. INMATES ATTENTION! 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 attended to. F. T. Piculell, Deputy Warden.