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THE LAKE COUNTY TIMES
f T Y M an PAGE SIX. OUR HOME! rr n n n m nn n n M i ) b-U Im) Ik) Lb ) ) it t 79 Clark Street, Chicago, Illinois Hundreds of employed Stenographers, Court Reporters, Private Secretaries to prominent bankers, statesmen, railroad magnates and captains of industry throughout the United States, Canada and Mexico are conclusive evidence of the Home Study Course of the Success Shorthand School. Our graduates are expert because they are sought by the most successful shorthand reporters in the world. ALL PUPILS ARE TAUGHT BY CAL EXPERT COU PR ACT REPORTERS WILLIAM R CUR TIS, CHIC A GO RECORD-HERALD Says of Walton, James & Ford, Who Inaugurated This School: "IT IS ESTIMATED BY THOSE MOST COMPETENT TO EXPRESS AN OPINION THAT THE COURT REPORTERS OF CHICAGO DIVIDE IN FEES ABOUT $1,000,000 A YEAR. ONE-HALF OF THIS IS PAID THEM FOR REGULAR REPORTS OF LAV SUITS; THE OTHER HALF FOR TAK ING THE PROCEEDINGS OF POLITICAL MEETINGS, LECTURES, CONVENTIONS OF ALL KINDS AND VARIOUS OUTSIDE WORK THIS ESTI MATE DOES NOT INCLUDE THE EARNINGS OF THE THOUSANDS OF OFFICE STENOGRAPHERS. "WALTON, JAMES & FORD IS THE LARGEST SHORTHAND FIRM IN CHICAGO, AND DOES MORE BUSINESS PROBABLY THAN ANY OTHER GENERAL SHORTHAND FIRM IN THE WORLD. THEY OCCUPY A SUITE OF FOURTEEN ROOMS, HAVE SIX TELEPHONES, AS WELL AS TELEPHONE CONNECTIONS WITH ALL THE COURT ROOMS IN THE COURT HOUSE, AND EMPLOY THIRTY MEN AND WOMEN. THEY DO A BUSINESS WHICH APPROXIMATES $100,000 ANNUALLY." 4 - . . . H $ a. .. - s, vrf, i ' LANE D. WEBBER. .: S V - v PAUL A. J AQUA. WHAT Lane D. Webber, Official Court Reporter, Aurora, Indiana, writes: LANE D. WEBBER, Official Court Stenographer, Aurora, IndL Aurora, Ind., May 25, 1906. The Success Shorthand School, Chicago, 111. Dear Mr. James: What do I think of your school, system of shorthand and method of teaching? First, let me say that any good I may say of your school should bear double weight because, until I took up your course, I was as convinced that every cor respondence course was a humbug as I still am sure that every person of a different political faith than mine is unfortunately wrong. I had been reporting court work for some little time before I heard of your school, then upon recommendation I sent for your circular. The first of your shorthand I saw I liked, and upon reading all about your school and noting the fairness of the proposi tion you made, I determined to take up the course. I started into the work and applied the new things I learned as I went along In my actual work and have yet to know the slightest regret for taking the step. Your course is practical, sure, learned with as little hard study as any standard eystem of shorthand in existence and doubly valuable in that once thoroughly learned the student may feel confident that he has at his command a system of shorthand that Is adapted to the most rapid, acurate and legible work. The lessons are concise and easily understood, the corrections and suggestions aro made by the teachers in such a way as to best help and encourage the student; your system, that it Is Pltmanic says enough for that, and your method of teaching 13 entirely satisfactory. I can honestly recommend your school, system and method of teaching to any person desiring to study a rapid, practical and legible system of shorthand as of the best. You ask me to write an autobiography. Any successes I have achieved have been eo trivial that I would blush to attempt anything of the kind. About the extent of my greatness, told in a few words, has been to graduate from a good high school, learn to write shorthand and finally obtain a position as court re porter, but I hope to attain successes in the future that will at least be worth mentioning. Any Influence I can assert to help your school in any way you may be sure will be asserted gladly Yours truly, LAKE D. WEBBER. Paul A. Jaqua, Official Court Reporter, Portland, Indiana, writes: (Mr. Jaqua Is a graduate of the personal school In Chicago.) Success Shorthand School, Chicago, 111. Gentlemen: Ever since I left your school In the latter part of April, I have b;en wanting to write you and inform you how well pleased I am with your school for a pupil who wishes to become a successful shorthand writer or court reporter. Prior to going to your school I could not write real shorthand at all, but could manage to scribble down seventy-five or a hundred words a minute. After remaining at your school for only , three months I was able to come here and take the official court reporter's position and have gotten along fine and find no trouble in taking the evidence. It seems that from the length of time I spent in your school and the amount of good that I received I could not help but speak the highest words of praise in your be half. I have been In several shorthand schools and have attended one besides yours and I think that yours is the best, as you have more hard working pupils and less "monkey ing" than the others. In truth your school Is no place for a pupil that does not mean business. In closing I wish to say that I have high regards for your school and the teachers connected with it, and at any time where I can help you by speaking a good word for you or In any other way I assure you that I will gladly do so. Yours Very sincerely, PAUL C. JAQUA, Portland, Ind SAY: j y f v I x -, i jv y . Carrie A. Hyde, Official Court Reporter, Terre Haute, Indiana, writes: I am sending you herewith my last lesson In the shorthand course, and In doing so I desire to thank you for your kind and courteous treatment of me while I have been under your charge as a scholar. While I have not met you personally, yet I feel as If you were an old friend and sincerely hope to meet you in person before long. I have been delighted with the Success System of shorthand. It Is speedier than any I have come across and Just as easy to read, combining the two requisites for ex pert work speed and legibility. I am only sorry that I did not learn your system in the first place, as I feel that It would have saved me time In becoming an expert writer. With best wishes for your continued success and that of the school, I am. Very Sincerely, CARRIE A. HYDE. Official Reporter, 7 Erwin Block, Terre Haute, Ind. CARRIE A. HYDE. Read these letters: W. I James, Esq., 79 Clark street, Chicago, 111. South Bend, Ind, Feb. 2, 1908. Dear Mr. James: I began the study of shorthand at tha age of fourteen. Up to November 1, 1905, X was a writer of Gablesberger's Graphic Shorthand. I had used It for nearly a year and a half. I reached the speed If about 110 words per minute on common matter, but could not get any further. Three months ago today I received my first lesson In "Success Shorthand." This morning my work on the twenty-fourth lesson was returned to me. For the last two weeks I have been doing nearly all my work with this system and in about one-third my former outlines. It would be almost impossible for me to describe the pleasure I took In the lessons. I could hardly wait for the next lesson to come. The way the lessons are arranged and given the pupil cannot be beat. He Is kept guessing and wondering what the next lesson will contain, thus holding his attention and encouraging him, which, I think are the two most essential things for the mastery of shorthand. Rest assured, Mr. James, that I will do all In my power for the further success of your school Thanking you for your kind offer of help at any time In the future, and again wishing you and your school the best of success, I am, Very sincerely yours, C. R. McGINNESS. The Walton, James & Ford School, Chicago, 111. Valparaiso, Ind., March 17, 1908. Gentlemen: Having Just completed your course In stenography, I feel that I could not. In Justice to you, deny myself of this opportunity to express my candid views as to the merits of your system. To say that I am highly pleased with the course and manner in which it is presented to the student would. Indeed, be only a feeble attempt to express my appreciation. The lessons are arranged in such a manner that even the most difficult principles are easily mastered. The method of teaching the special contractions with the principles from which they emanate is one of the many advantages which only your system affords. The system is unique, inasmuch as all unnecessary contractions and principles are eliminated, and you are to be commended upon the scientific manner in which you have arranged this course. I also wish to say that without the untiring efforts of the student success cannot be attained. It is with his or her hearty co-operation thatthese lessons are mastered. The individual Interest shown each student by the teacher in charge Is a noteworthy feature and, I be lieve, contributes to the unbounded success which the school is enjoying. In this course speed, legibility and accuracy the chief requisites of a successful shorthand writer are combined and to anyone desiring a thorough knowledge of the art I unhesitatingly commend Walton, James &, Ford. Thanking you for the many courtesies you have shown me, I am, yours respectfully, john a. Mcdonald, Write today for full information in regard to Home Stud' Course. Send for the elegant 4S-page catalogue "Success Shorthand System;" the book "Evidence of Success" and copy of guaranty given each accepted pupil to return money in case of disatisfaction. Beginners taught most expert system from the start. Stenographers perfected for expert work. If a stenographer state system and experience. uco: BHORTH AMB SCHOOL, SUITE B, 79 CLARK STREET, CHICAGO, ILL. magazine IMPORTANT NOTICE TO STENOGRAPHERS. William L. James and Robert F. Rose are the editors and publishers of "THE SHORTHAND WRITER," the most up-to-date instructive, inspiring and interesting shorthand ;ine ever published. Price, $2.00 a 3ear. Send 25 cents for three months' trial subscribtion. Address "The Shorthand Writer," 79 Clark street, Chicago, Illinois.