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' ' SATURDAY EVENING, HARRISBURG TELEGRAPH APRIL 4, 1914. 12 The Success of the International Correspondence Schools For the first time in the history of the world an educational institution has solved the prob lem of providing a thorough training for any one, anywhere, in more than two hundred subjects The methods created for this phenomenal enterprise were necessarily so new that they have been misunderstood sometimes by those who have not taken the trouble to look into them carefully. They have also aroused the suspicion and even animosity of such men as are always jealous of the success of others. But after twenty-two years of continuous and beneficial educational work, the International Correspondence Schools are no longer an experiment. They have proved them selves to be so valid and effective in disseminating instruction and providing training, that many unscrupulous persons have tried to gain profit by similar enterprises which lacked either a legi timate financial basis or a sound educational foundation. The newspapers of the country have recently given wide publicity to the efforts of a group of former employes of the International Correspondence Schools to discredit the financial man agement of the institution. A bill was introduced into the Massachusetts General Assembly pur porting to regulate the activities of Correspondence Schools in that Commonwealth. The Inter national Correspondence Schools have no objection to this measure, nor to similar ones in other States. Fully conscious of doing a perfectly legitimate business, they are anxious that the pub lic should be protected from bogus enterprises designed solely to market stock or furnish inferior instruction. But at a public hearing upon the bill held in Boston, March thirteenth, it was obvious that the measure was introduced simply to give certain men an opportunity to discredit and depress the financial standing of the International Correspondence Schools. This was proved by the fact that those who urged the passage of the bill were former employes of the Schools who are at pres ent engaged in trading in the securities of the International Correspondence Schools on their own account. Their purpose in attacking the institution is personal profit. We are, therefore, taking every possible precaution to protect those who are interested financially or educationally in the work of the International Correspondence Schools. For this purpose we lay before the public the following facts: The International Correspondence Schools had their birth in a humanitarian impulse. The first course of instruction was in coal mining, designed to safeguard the lives of miners by educating mine-formen and superintendents. That course was quickly followed by others un til now there are 275 courses of study. During the past twenty-two years no fewer than 1,651,765 students have been enrolled in the United States and Canada, and enrollments are now being made at the rate of 100,000 a year. The preparation of the textbooks written by the Schools for the use of students has cost more than $2,000,000. These texts are pre pared solely for the work of instruction by cor respondence and form the most up-to-date library of their kind in the world. Their value is attested by the fact that they have been pur chased and are being used for classroom work or for reference purposes in 167 universities, colleges, institutes of technology, and other well known institutions of learning. The Uni versity of California has just discarded its text books dealing with the strength of materials. It has had I. C. S. instruction papers on that subject bound into volumes and has adopted them for the use of its students. The United States Navy Department is using 15,000 text books in the new naval ship-board schools, and this is about one-fifth of what will be required when these schools are in full operation. The International Correspondence Schools are now the greatest teaching institution iti the world. They have become a powerful factor in enhancing industrial efficiency. They have in creased the earning power of hundreds of thou sands of men and women, and more than all, they have become a great social and moral in fluence by creating ambition, stimulating hope, and preaching self-reliance to their student body. In Scranton, the International Correspon dence Schools transact their business in build ings valued at $1,159,280.29, while their copy rights and plates are conservativelv estimated as worth $1,864,404 after a liberal annual allow ance has been made for depreciation. Every effort is being made to keep the stu dents at their studies in order that they may receive the full benefit of their courses. During the year 1913 no fewer than 805,079 individual letters were sent out to students with no other purpose than to encourage and inspire them in their work. Besides these, 205,813 special let ters were mailed to students dealing with par- The International Correspondence Schools are not interested in any enterprise that is not or ganically connected with their work of providing education for the people. They are free from entanglements that might weaken or injure their educational efficiencv and they gladly court the inspection or investigation of all proper authorities. Their sole purpose is to give special training to all who cannot ac uire it by any other means, and in doing this they place their costly plant and their valuable facilities at the disposal of the Government the industrial corporation or the individual who desired to profit therefrom. Scranton, Pa., March 16, 1914. T. J. FOSTER, President. ticular difficulties encountered in the progress of their studies. Ihe International Correspon dence Schools are faithfully, earnestly, and per sistently trying to convey instruction and cre ate efficiency by every possible method, and that they are succeeding is attested by the mul titudes of students who have risen to position# of power, affluence and honor as the result of their training. One feature, not always understood by the public, is the energetic manner in which the C orrespondence Schools enroll their students. Hundreds of agents or representatives go into the homes, mills, factories and shops to per suade nien that they can be benefited by a course of instruction. These agents create am bition and stimulate a desire for education. 1 hey tell men, and they prove their point by innumerable examples, that they can make themselves more efficient in their present occu pation, or qualify themselves for other and more congenial and more remunerative occu pations, by a course of study at home in their spare time. Ihe cost of establishing these agencies has been very great, but the results have amply justified the investment from every standpoint. Up to the present the International Correspondence Schools have spent $1,703,965 in agency establishment. More than one mil lion dollars of capital now in the Treasury of the Company will be used to develop still furthei the facilities for offering education to the people. Hitherto the largest part of the work of the 1. C. S. has been in the cities and towns, but the rural districts of America are to be opened immediately by establishing automo bile and motorcvcle routes. It will be seen at a glance that the $8,500,000 capitalization of ihe International Textbook- Company, which operates the International Correspondence Schools, is really modest when the cost of creating the institution, carrying on the business, and widening the facilities for education, are considered. If the institution had not been upon a sound financial basis, un der careful and expert business management, and furnishing bona fide education and techni cal training, it would have broken down long ago. Twenty-two years of ever-widening business, until the Schools now have 5000 per sons in their employment, are sufficient evi dence of the validity and permanence of the in stitution. Since their foundation the Schools have done a gross business amounting to $85,- 753,140 and have distributed cash dividends amounting to .$7,025,372 and stock dividends of $1,875,000. STOCK MARKETS GIVEN AN UPWARD MOVEMENTS Dult Speculation With Slow Downward Tendency Fol lows; Money Easy Throughout Week New York, April 4. Expectations of an early decision In the freight rates case gave the stock market a tempo rary Impulse upward early this week. Action of the Interstate Commerce Commission to expedite the hearings when coupled with the general belief entertained in the financial district that an advance will be granted was suftlct fv? i ca JJ, Be enlarged speculation for tne rlso, The movement was only tem porary, however, being succeeded In the latter part of the week by dull speculation with a slow downward ten dency. „„£i slde -> from brighter hopes of an £?„ rly ,,?i? va " ce ' n freight rates, there swas5 was iittle In the week's news to dls el the bearish sentiment of the Street. ebruary reports of some of the larger eastern railroads showed exceptionally ™rge decreases In earnings. Steel trade ♦ xs° were discouraging, although ™i^i, cop J :>er market was firmer with a better demand. w»:2 n ! y i.. was easy throughout the week, with no signs of a flurry to mark »Ywi P^ e ?J? ra £ lons for A P r " 1 Interest and dividends payments. New York city offered fin,ooo,ooo of B>4 per cent. nri«ln e » ar b °nds, taking advantage of Sfii. eaße . of money and demand ?♦ Krade Investment bonds to rate one-quarter por cent, be low the previous offering. ■1 FORECAST OF CONDITIONS Co"" ° Pl the' C l o'nwea^th"*Trust company, of Harrlsburg, says: "Speak- JjM generally, there Is nothing dis n thc business situation, but there is every reason to expect a halt • * Jerky and irregular movement for J.V. 6 ii?« weeks. Something depends on the action of the interstate Cora merce Commission in the matter of rrelght rate advances; . something on the organization and beginning of op erations by the Federal Reserve Banks; something on Congressional action be- J-ween now and adjournment; some thing on the outcome of the Mexican mix-up; and. more than all these, on crop prospects for the year. We believe the careful, clear-headed business man i will make a fair showing in volume of business and a good showing in profits earned during this year. It is quite likely there will be no period of ex ceedingly tight money unless it be a temporary one while the crops are coming In. Business has been much worse during the past few weeks than ' l ,ls at present and it bids fair to be □etter before the year closes." Furnished by H. W. SSIAVKLY Arcade Building New York, April 4. Open. Clos. Alaska Gold Mines . 24% 24% Amal. Copper 76 % 76% American Beet Sugar 22% 22% American Can 29% 29% Am. C. & F 60% 60% American Cotton Oil 42% 42% Am. Locomotive ... 34 34 American T. 121% 121% Anaconda 35% 35 % Atchison 96% 96% Baltimore & Ohio .. 89% 89% Bethlehem Steel .... 41 41 Bethlehem Steel pfd 84 84 Brooklyn R. T 92 82 % California Petroleum 27% 27% Canadian Pacifl'c ... 206% 206% Central Leather ... 35 35% C„ M. & St. P 100% 100% Chlno Con. Copper . 42 % 42 Col. F. & 1 31% 31% Consolidated Gas ..133 133 Erie 29% 29% Great Northern pfd. 127 127 % Illinois Central .... 110% 111 Interboro-Met 15% 15%. Interboro-Met. pfd.. 61% 61% Lehigh Valley 143% 144 Missouri Pacific ... 25% 25% Nev. Cori. Copper . 15% 15% New Yorlt Central . 89% 90 N. Y., N. H. & H. . 69% 69% Norfolk & Western. 104 104 Northern Pacific -..113% 114% Penna. R. R. ...... 110% 110% Pressed Steel Car ... 45 % 43 % Ray Con. Copper .. 22% 22% Reading 165% 165% Rock island 3% 3% Rock Island pfd ... 5% 6 Southern Pacific ... 94% 94% Tennessee Copper .. 34% 34% Texas Company ... 146 14G Union Pacific 159% 159% U. S. Rubber ....,61 61 U. S. Steel 62% 63% Utah Copper ...... 56% 57 Va. Car. Chem 31% 31% Western Union Tel.. 62% 62% Westlnghouse Mfg.. 74% 74% Woolvyorth 99% 9,9% NEW YORK BANK STATEMENT New York, April 4. The statement of the actual condition of Clearing House Bunks and Trust Companies for I the week shows that they hold $10,453,- 300 reserve In excess of legal require ments. This Is a decrease of $11,884,- 450 from last week. The statement follows: Loans, $2,112,530,000; Increase, $23,- 782,000. Specie, $397,780,000; Increase, $744,- 000. $7,068,000. Net deposits, $2,004,724,000; increase. $29,467,000. Circulation, $41,896,000; decrease. $9,- 000. Banks' cash reserve in vault, $395,- 924,000. Trust Companies' cash reserve in vault, $70,747,000. Aggregate cash reserve, $466,671,000. Lxcess lawful reserve, $10,435,500; decrease, $11,884,450. Trust Companies' reserve with Clear ing House members carrying 25 per cent, cash reserve, $95,276,000. All Kinds in the Commission List The Public Service Commission will begin a series of hearings on Tuesday which will continue with a few inter ruptions until the end of the month and be held in this'city and In Phila delphia presenting many new proposi tions, including the petition of the Bell Telephone Company for approval of a lease of property to the Northern Central Telephone Company In the northern end of the State and peti tion of the Lancaster Street Railway Company for extension of a route. On Tuesday the first of a series of hearings on abolition of grade cross ings will come up when the condi tions at the Philadelphia and Reading crossing In Lykens will come up. The same day the complaint about discon tinuance of Kauffman station by the Cumberland Valley Railroad will be heard. Next day contracts will be taken up between the Pennsylvania 1 Railroad and Sprlngdale Lower Mer ; lon towrtehip, Montgomery county, and (the borough of Mifflin. Applications ; for charters for three taxlcab com ! panles, the application of the Bedford Light and Power Company for a certi ficate on a proposed Issue of bonds or stocks and the proposed crossings) and contracts of the Raystown Water Company in Huntingdon county will come up. The city of Wilkes-Barre will bring up on April 9 a petition for approval of a project to cross tracks of three railroads and Lancaster people for a project to get rid of a grade crossing near Lancaster. The heading Transit and Light Company asks permission to extend Its holdings in Lebanon county by buying the controlling In terest In the Lebanon Valley Electric Light Company. Then the Bell Tele phone Company's rate hearing will lake a day or ao and on April 13 the hearing on the rates charged for haul ing anthracite coal to Philadelphia will be taken up In a hearing In Phil adelphia. The calendar of the commission is the moat varied ever issued. CHICAGO BOARD OF TRADE Fnrnlnhed by H. W. SXAVEI.Y Arcade Building Chicago, 111., April 4. Wheat— May Sly 91 Vi July 87?* 87% Corn— May 08 68 % July 68«4 68\i Oats— May 38% 38% July 39 % 39y 4 PHILADELPHIA PRODUCE 3' Associate* h*rcss Philadelphia, April 4. Wheat hT r: *O. r ed, export, 98® 4 C '.. No ' Northern, Duluth, ex port. $1.03® 1.04. Corn Steady; No. 2, yellow natural, local, 75@75%c; do., kiln dried local, 76@76He. _9?A 8 ' — Steady; No. 2, white, 45% r o' 40*4 C. Bran Market steady; winter, per * 2 9.'5 0@ 3 Refined Sugars —* Market steady; powdered, 4 00c; fine granulated .. .»«• confectioners' A, 3.80 c; Keystone A. 3.6fic. Butter The market Is steady; western, creamer extras, 25026 c; nearby prints, fancy, 28c. Eggs - The market is firm; «*nn.»yivani.i »nc! .nnn nruiuy .1 free cases. $5.85 per case; do., current receipts, free cases, $5.70 per case; western, extras, lirsts, free cases, $6.85 per case; do., firsts, free cases, $5.70 per case. Lfy® Poultry Steady; fowls, 18 ®l9c; young chickens, 14®20c; ••■iin- 111. km* 1f,., ~0 ers, 12® 13c; ducks, 17® 19c; spring . 1 ' •' -OC, K**e.str. lUtUi.v lut tv« Dressed Poultry Firm; fowls, western, fancy, heavy, 20c; do., fair to (food. 16® 18c;- do.. light weights. 12@15c: unattractive, 13 ®)jtic; old roasters, 15c; roast ing chickens, Taney, 18020 c; broil ing chickens, fancy. 24(5tj.,«., do. la. tur Ke. 234125 c. >l<> ► m»U,lß@2oc; turkeys, tancy, r'@2«i 10 fair 20023 c; ducks II disc 11 Wlfic Potatoes Steady; New York and Eastern, per bushel, 80085 c; Western. 80 ® 8G P! Jersey, per basket, 20®o0c; t lorida, per barrel, fu.ou'tf i uu CHICAGO CATTLE By Associated Press Chicago, 111., April 4. Hogs Re ?'. 00 w 0: B . tro "K. Bulk of sales. SB.BO ®8 ; 90; light. $8.75®8.95; mixed, $8.65® 8.9 a; heavy, $firstname.lastname@example.org; rough, $8.40® 8.b0; pigs, $7.6008.75. Cattle Receipts. 200; steady. I®?" 8 ' $email@example.com; Texas steers, $7.20 08.<!O; stockers and feeders, $3.5007.90- »« I ?'l^A d n ft heifers ' $3.65®/8.40; calves, ?b. / bqv 10.00. Sheep Receipts, 500; steady. Na lam\s,natfvt: J s7.^s^8 1 2r, 8 ' S ' *°' sl, ® 7 "« s : THE Harrlsburg Polyclinic Dlspen- F ®'y will be open daily except Sunday ft 3 P. M„ at Its new location. 1701 North Second street, for the tree treat ment of the worthy poor. J * This attractive suburban property Ib offered for sale at a roasonablo price. Cement block construction—B rooms—batli—attic—cemented cellar i —large concrete porch—electric lights—steam heat—clilcken house —live l Norway Maple shade trees—boxwood hedge and shrubbery—plot 50x150, on trolley line. Price S9OO needed and balance supplied at 5 per cent. BiiLL REAL iY CO., Bergner Bui ding New Series of Building ang. Loan Association Stock The Franklin Building and Association of Hurrlsburg, Pa., is now issuing stock in a new series. Shares can now be taken at tho office of the treasurer, S. W. Kleming, No. 26 North Third street. This association has been doing a successful business for twenty-six years. Shares can be cancelled at any time, and Interest at six per >oiu. Will be paid on'all cancelled stock that is one or moro years old. J. H. MUSSER, Secretary 218 WALNUT STREET For Sale— s2 New 2-story brick houses at 1820 and 1822 Boas street, neve: occupied. 7 rooms, hall and bath. All improvements. Electric and gas lights. Range, furnace, cement cellar, concrete walks and steps. Grass plot, side entrance. Lot 18x110 feet. Just finished house on North street, near 18th; 3-story, 9 rooms and bath. All and in up-to-date style. Price $2600, on easy terms. Also odb improvements, grass plots, side entrance. Price S2OOO, on easy terms. CHARLES E 1821 WHITEHALL STREET . Anat and Builder 0 YOU! MM! TOWNS ILL SKY Ye Human Skyscraper Creates an\ Exalted Impression in Old Shippensburg By Special Correspondence Shippensburg, Pa., April 3.— V. A A Wilvert, human skj scraper, dinged his way into this old burg 6 o'clock last evening and enjoyed e big reception from young and old. Practically the whole town turned out to see the collossus mush down the pike, and when he entered our his toric city, it was very nearly spelled hysteric, for the town went wild ovei the giant, and young and old were eager purchasers of the souvenir but tons which he distributed. Wilvert walked out of Carlisle yes terday at noon, after enjoying a re ception at the.Carlisle Indian school where the students gave him yells of encouragement and escorted him across the campus. The twenty-two miles between Shippensburg and Car lisle was covered in six hours. Wilvert left this place at noon to day after enjoying a night's rest at a local hotel. He says the cool crisp weather will be line for hiking, and expects to get into Chajnbersburg. eleven miles distant in a few hourn' time. He will appear at the Orpbeum theater in Chambersburg to-night. f— — V FOR SALE 441 S. 16th St., 3-story frame, Im provements. 262-264 Delaware Ave., 2-story crick, all improvements. 1805 Green St., 3-story brick, all Im provements. 2029 Green St.. 3-Btory brick, all Im provements. 14 OS Herr St., 2-story brick, all Im provements. PENBROOK 2637 Curtln St., 2%-story frame. 3009 Main St.; 2Yt-story frame. PLOT OF GROUND Southeast Corner Fifth and Emerald Sts., 38V2X127 ft. FARMS 40 acres, 1U mile from Marysvllle, Pa. 35 acres, % mile north of Llngles town. Pa. 46 acres, south of Middletown, Pa. H.M. BIRD 1 Cl* ION TRUST BI.DG. MON ICY KOR SALARIRD PEOPLE and others upon their own names. Cheap rates, easy payments, confidou tial. Adnum A Co., R. 304, ft N. Market S4.