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this department is accomplishing. At
the time of- her enrollment Frances,
was unable to utter even a faint
Today she talks almost perfectly
and "hears" well byher ability to
read lips. So expert is this little girl
at Up reading that a stranger talking
with her would be unable to realize
she is deaf. She reads hps even from
There are three boys and girls in
the deaf and dumb class.
Eighty-five per cent of those en
rolteu iii the class can now talk.
Sometimes the work is slow, depend
ing largely upon the mentality of the
pupils. In some cases it has requir
ed a year for a child to acquire a
vocabulary of 50 words.
Recently the class gave an enter
tainment. Included on the program
was a minuet which was done very
gracefully and with perfect time, de
spite the fact that none of those tak
ing part was able to hear the music.
The piano player, a young boy,
who is deaf, has never heard the
music he plays so well. He follows
SHE MIGHT RAISE IT
BY R. F. PAINE
Dr. Minna Rohn, professor of biology, -has addressed, at Cleveland, the
first great mass meeting of women and girls on the subject ofsex-hygfene,
and, ainorigst other things", advanced such as this:
"The double, standard of morality is founded on the sex necessity doc
trine. The average man will not marry a woman who has not" been virtuous.
une stanaara set ior men is entirely amerent.
U While it is likely the fact that "the sex necessity doctrine" isn't fooling
many women nowaaays, it is aiso iact mat mere is a aouDie stanaara or
two standards of morality, and for the latter fact the women themselves are
very largely responsible.
The average man will not marry a woman who has been unchaste.
The average woman will marry a man whether he has ever been unchaste
It does seem that man has fixed his standard of woman, and woman
has fixed her standard of man, doesn't it?
If two standards are bad and a single" standard necessary, it appears to
be up to woman to raise her standard to man's, which she may do by the
simple policy of refusing to marry a man who has been unchaste.
Observe that man's standard is very high. He demands chastity from
birth to altar. If he lapses, he is contumned by male and avoided by female
society. He must not compromise his standard, else he and his-wih" forever
reap the cold vengeance of women who might have married hinrwithout a
thought as to his chastity, perfectly good women, too..
Clearly, all the injustice and evil arising because of a double standard,
or two standards, are based on the depravity and supineness of woman's
. Blessed be the efforts of Dr. Minna Rohn and all others in their cru
sade to raise and fix woman's standard of men's virtue at' man's standard
of woman's virtue. It is a large field of endeavor, and one worthy all the
reform effort, brains and humanitarianism that can possibly be brought to
b'ear upon it.
o o .
In ten years the United States has . 550,000 more, and- $10,000,000 for
sent $300,000,000 abroad for dia- pearls. This would pay the interest
monds. This year it has added $42, 1 on the national debt for two years.