f I 270 SYSTEMS OF TREATING STAMMERING But most of these " iron-clad " guarantees will not bear inspection. Tlie following is the reply of an American " speech-specialist" to a prospective pupil that had requested a copy of the .much-vaunted "legal guarantee:" "I am in receipt of your letter this morning, answering which I wish to say my guarantee is a written receipt for the money paid me for tuition." A copy of the receipt could not be obtained. Another American "specialist" thus responds to a. similar request: "I am in receipt of your letter of March 4th and replying thereto will say that our Guarantee Certificates are not for distribution. I wish to emphasize the fact, though,, that the Certificate will be issued to you the minute you enroll in this institute as a pupil." "Enroll as a pupil"! This means, of course, "pay the necessary fee." The student first parts with his money, and then receives what is virtually a written statement that he has been deluded. These guarantees are of the flimsiest character,1 1 "I guarantee to cure any case of stammering or stuttering I accept for treatment, and am willing to refund every cent paid as tuition if I do not fulfil my agreement to the very letter, by not im- parting such instructions, which, if followed, will effect a cure." " Mr.----- guarantees that the-----system, duly carried out un- der his guidance, affords the means of overcoming impediments of speech."