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THE EDUCATION THEY FED MISS MERCY
Now we're beginning to find, out what an education is. j
The female, high-brow educators at the Chicago university evi
dently wanted to tell Miss Mercy what kind of hats to; wear, vhen
to put on her kimono, -what kind of men to fall in love with and
when to see hef fellow.
A girl ought to learn a whole lot out at that educational joint.
No doubt she could, find out just when it is proper to eat mashed
potatoes" with a knife, what kind of tooth-paste to use, whether to
wear gaiters or elastics, when to come in out of the rain and whether
to Wear peekaboo lawnjaree or red flannel undershirts.
We don't know how far they go with this suff.'biit it may be
a girl has to hold up her hand and "ask teacher when she can go out.
Dean Talbot, who seems to be the main She out at that school
for intellectual high-brows, says she told Miss Mercy the university
was not' pleased to have young woman students engaged as she was,
and accepting presents from their admirers, and she didn't like to
have Miss Mercy wearing $100 or $250 hats.
The way it would probably strike the average person is that
Miss Mercy went out to thaf university to buy an education. She
didn't go there to buy hats, stockings, cojrsets, cabbage or weenies.
And it was none of Dean Talbot's business what clothes she
wore, what her religion was, or who her fellow was, whohe loved,
who gave her presents or whom she was going to marry.
. And even-if she did come down to breakfast in her kimono, no
doubt she covered up more of herself that the swell dames of the
400 -do when they dress up so as 'to expose their persons at grand
opera,- or some of the gay lobster palaces in the loop district.
SUFFRAGETTES SPEAK ON , and these will be continued in
Women Suffragists of Chicago,
encouraged by the action 6f the
Michigan legislature in submit
ting to a referendum vote a con
stitutional amendment providing
for votes for women, redoubled
their efforts in spreading the gos
pel of equal rights today.
' Yesterday the women made
several campaign speeches at
street corners on the West Side,
other parts of the tity, until all
the voters have been told of the
plea of the women. "
Madison and Halsted was the
corner selected foe the most vig
orous work, and the ever chang
ing crowd gave the women lec
turers a larger audience than they
could have secured in a hall. Fac
tory employes at noontime were
asked to vote "yes" pn the ques
tion of woman suffrage, and thou-