Board of Control
Blanche L. La Da, Chairman Minneapolis
Ralph W. WheelocV, . ' . Minneapolis
John Coleman, .... Anoka
0. J. Bwends6n St. Jamos
Downer, Mullen, Secretary
Board of Parole
0. J. Swendstn, .... Chairman
J. J. S alii van. . . Sec’y. lor Prison
H. C. Swearingen ,
J. J. Sullivan Warden
J\ 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 Ddntist
0. W. Catlin - . Supt. of Printing
Mrs. Lillian Ryan 1 Matron
0. E. Benson Piotestant Chaplain
Chea. Corcoran Catholic Chaplain
—Happy New Year to all!
—Father Barry celebrated Mass in the
chapel last Sunday morning.
—The Christmas show proved to be all
that was anticipated and then some.
—Chaplain Benson will conduct Com
munion service, prior to the regular chapel
service, on next Sunday.
—The weather we have been having of
late is very unseasonable. Rain at this
time of the year in this section of the
jEountry is hardly what we lock for, nor
what is wanted.
—Christmas was one of the rare occa
sions upon which the members of our or
chestra were permitted to mingle with the
audience and take in the show while the
other fellows were doing the work.
—N. L. The only paper published in
Alexandria, Virginia, is q daily and con
sequently not allowed here. The State
Journal, weekly, subscription $2.00, pub
lished in Richmond, Virginia, is permitted.
—Dr. Nelson, our dentist, as a* result of
bis knowledge gained in the past, antici
pates an exceedingly busy time due to the
Christmas cheer packages and is making
—W. D. The magazine you inquired
about is not on our “forbidden” list so we
presume it is allowed. Rural World and
Western Empire, weekly, subscription,
SI.OO, Los Angeles; Tribune, weekly, sub
scription, $1.50, Sacramento; Pacific Rural
PresS, weekly, subscription, SI.OO, San
Francisco, are permitted.
—The Christmas cheer packages that we
found in our apartments on Monday even
ing were very acceptable indeed, j The
packages contained k liberal supply of
apples, a package of raisins and a pound
%ach of candy and* peanuts—all of which
was delivered to our respective domiciles
for the small sum of seventy cents.
—The printing department is starting
off the New Year in the right manner.
The first job to go on the press is one for
50,000 farm machinery catalogues. Fol
lowing the completion of that job we have
two other big orders to fill. The amount
of work on hand will necessitate our de
partment working overtime for some time
—We have before us a copy of Vol. 1
No. 1 of Real Courage published by Joe
F. Sullivan of Battle Creek, Michigan.
.Mr. Sullivan is a splendid example of
what “those who have the Will to conquer”
can do. Although paralysed since he was
four years of age he has, through his own
efforts, gained an education, became mayor
of his town before he was twenty-one, and
later Educational Director of a million
dollar school near Detroit. He now edits
three magazines, two of which he owns
' INMATES ATTENTION I
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.
A column of VERSE and WORSE in which
the "colyumiet" LIGHTS UP
By Mr. A. K. S.
“Folks use a lot of paper
And they use a lot of ink,
They use a lot of tired brains
To think and think and think:
But their efforts are all wasted,
The best ones and the worst,
For they cannot beat the fellow
Who says “Happy New Year!” first.
Th« colyumist indites the following
verse to those readers who have penetrated
the nom de plumage of his initials at the
head of this column.
Dear readers, when my rhymes you read,
Wield noj the critic’s snickersnee.
Let fellow-feeling be my meed;
My faults forget, my merit see.
For a Sanitary Christmas
A friend told us this one and we pass
A gentleman of color, named Sam, was
asked if he had hung up his sock on
Christmas. “No suh, no suh,” he replied,
“Ah don’t hang mah sock up no moar. Ah
hanged it up las’ yeer an’ Ah doan’t get
nothin’, no suh, ’ceptin’ a note frum thu
The modern Girl’s Motto: Save the
surface and you save all.—Cornell Widow.
A fellow-resident of our “hotel” sug
gests that the following notice be placed
in every “room” for the benefit of new
“Light” service to guests every hour
from 5 until 9 p.m. and all day Sunday.
To which he adds this—lf you want a
light after hours, pick a feather from
your pillow, that’s light enough.
And say, Horace —Isn’t the light-service
administered by.light-footed gentlemen?
And this—lf your sponge-bath gets out
of order (w)ring your towel for thew at
If the above gave our readers pain to
read, take our word for it, it' gave us
pain to write, so we’re square.
A Clean Program
The Street Cleaner’s Band gave a concert
at Mount Healthy park. The program
consisted of the following numbers: Take,
Oh, Take Those Slips Away; Sweep No
More My Lady; Swing Low, Street Char
iot; X)h, That We Two Were Draying;
Ashes, Where Art Thou; The Sidewalks
of New York; Where My Dear Lady
Sweeps, or Marche Swab; also two num
bers by request, —Buy a Broom, and Wait
For the Wagon.
They Are Until They Get "Broke In”
An inhabitant of “our city” asked the
bright question “What is a dumb
We pass. Though we have noticed a
number of them in the dining hall of late
who are that way.
W. C. Davis and family had a burglar
scare when the cat, prowling in the pantry
shortly after midnight, upset a large pan
ful of eggs.
Might head this —Eggs-traordinary Cat
The Big Gamble
Preacher (solemnly)—“Rastus, does you
take dis here woman for better or for
Rastus (from force of habit) —“Pahson,
Ah shoots it all”— Bison.
Put this in your pipe and smoke it—
A Happy New Year!
From the colyumist
Some wishes are just for a season
And many are just for a day,
But the heartfelt thing I wish you all
Is a hope that wiUJinger and stay;
/ I wish you that Big Day of gladness,
The day that will bring you good cheer.
Here’s hoping that freedom will greet you
Some day, this coming New Year.
Nothing is ever in vain, Lord,
Nothing is ever in vain.
The tears you have shed, the prayers you
Just mean a definite gain.
It’s only a waiting, Lord,
Fqr the seed to grpw ’neath the chill and
When the wintry blasts are o’er.
In the flush of spring when the Robins
And the hopes of a World have begun
Your hopes I see reviving too!
Nothing is ever in vain, Lord,’
Nothing is ever in vain.
—Martha McCulloch Francis.
good-by/ OLD YEAR
Good-by, Old Year, good-by,
I bid you farewell tonight,
And I watch you go with a bit of a sigh,
But my heart is strangely light,
For in my hands I hold
The treasures you brought to me,
Gifts more precious than wroughten gold
Or gems from a tropic sea.
A friendship proven true,
A hard task fairly done,
And a love which lives to bloom anew
With the light of every sun.
And you bear away, Old Year,
In your garments of trailing White,
An old regret and the ghost of a fear
As you vanish from me tonight.
Good-by, Old Year, good-by!
Smiling I watch you go;
We have been good comrades, you and I,
But you cannot stay, I know. '
The New Year stands at the door,
Her promises fair I hear,
But still I linger to say once more,
Good-by, good-by, Old Year.
—Grace Strickler Dawson.
Now the Widow McGee
And Larrie O’Dee
Had two little cottages out on the green,
With just enough room for two pigpens
The widow was young, and the widow
With the brightest of eyes, and the brown
est of hair;
And it frequently chanced, she came.
in the morn
With the swill for her pig, Larrie came
with the com; «
And some of the ears that he tossed from
In the pen of the widow was certain to
One mofning said he;
“Och! Mistress McGee,
It’s a waste of good lumber, this runnin’
Wid a fancy partition between our two
“Indeed, sure it is,” answered Widow
McGee, * /
With the sweetest of smiles upon Larrie
“An’ thin, two friendly pigs so exceed
That whiniver one grunts thin the other
An’ yet keep a cruel partition between!”
“Shweet Widdie McGee,
Answered Larrie O^Oee,
“If ye feel in your heart we are mane to
Aren’t we mane to oursilves to be runnin’
Och! It made me heart ache whin l peep
ed through the cracks
Of me shanty lasht March, at ye swingin’
An’ a-bobbin’ yer head, and’ «-shtompin’
Wid yer purrty white hands jusht. as red
as a beet;
A-shplittin’ yer kindlin’wood out in the
Whin one little shtove—it would keep
us both warm!”
“Now, piggy,” said she,
“Larrie’s courtin’ o’ me,
Wid his dilicate, tinder allusions to you;
So now, ye musht tell me jusht what I
For, if I’m to say yes, shtir the shwill wid
But if I’m to say no, yer musht *keep yer
Now, Larrie, for shame! to bribin’ a pig
By tossin’ a handful of corn in its shwig!"
“Me darlint, the piggy says ‘yes’!” an-
And that was the courtship of Larrie
The following service was held in the
prison chapel Sunday morning, December
23, 1923. Rev. Father Barry officiating:
March —Heart of Rome Orchestra
Valse Lento—My Paradise Orchestra
Hymn—Joy to the World Congregation
Selective Reading Chaplain
Reverie —The Chimes Orchestra
Gospel Reading Chaplain
Hymn—Ring the Bells of Heaven
Exit March—Onward Christian Soldiers
R. J. Reichkitzer,
f MOTION PICTURE SHOW
“Children "of Dust,” a seven-reel Drama
with a stellar cast including Johnny
Walker, Pauline Garon and Floyd Hughes
was the picture presentation Sunday De
cember 23, 1923. Following is the Musical
1 rogram: » -
March —High Pride Heed
Overture —Poet and Peasant Suppe
Fox Trot—Bambalina Youmans
Ballad —Every Night, T Ciy Myself to
Novelette—Jealous Moon Zamecnik'
Fox Trot—Mama Loves Papa, Papa Loves
Mama Cltjf Friend
Selection from—Ziegfeld Follies Berlin
Waltz—Kalua Moon Bums-*Sheppard
Fox T rot —Wow! Baxter
Waltz Ballad—Wonderful One
Popular Song Hit—l Love You Archer
Finale March—r Cruiser Omaha King
R. J. Reichkitzer,
* Musical Director.
Corrected December 24, 1923.
Ato A 94-329 Dto B 78
436-412 Bto B 256-305
133- 94 356-293
56-492 134- 35
150- 56 Por D—(A)„27O
365- 99 410
412-324 , 293
Ato B 173- 72 » 443
A to 3d 348 344
Ato Dor 92- 3 * (B)„ 72
B to 3d 479 293
Corrected December 24, 1923.’
Number of inmates at prison 1034
Number in first grade 846
Number in second grade 173
Number in third grade - 15
Received during the week 2
Last serial number 7667
Five thousand seven hundred miles of
railroad have been abandoned in the
United States in the last five years, while
only 3,200 mites have been built in that
Inmates BTe 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
F. T. Piculell,
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