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SATURDAY EVENING, HARRISBURG TELEGRAPH APRIL 4, 1914.
The Success of the International
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
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
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
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
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
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
„„£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
New York, April 4.
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,-
Specie, $397,780,000; Increase, $744,-
Net deposits, $2,004,724,000; increase.
Circulation, $41,896,000; decrease. $9,-
Banks' cash reserve in vault, $395,-
Trust Companies' cash reserve in
Aggregate cash reserve, $466,671,000.
Lxcess lawful reserve, $10,435,500;
Trust Companies' reserve with Clear
ing House members carrying 25 per
cent, cash reserve, $95,276,000.
All Kinds in the
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
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
The calendar of the commission is
the moat varied ever issued.
CHICAGO BOARD OF TRADE
Fnrnlnhed by H. W. SXAVEI.Y
Chicago, 111., April 4.
May Sly 91 Vi
July 87?* 87%
May 08 68 %
July 68«4 68\i
May 38% 38%
July 39 % 39y 4
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
_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.
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
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
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
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.
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
1821 WHITEHALL STREET .
Anat and Builder
0 YOU! MM!
TOWNS ILL SKY
Ye Human Skyscraper Creates an\
Exalted Impression in Old
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
441 S. 16th St., 3-story frame, Im
262-264 Delaware Ave., 2-story crick,
1805 Green St., 3-story brick, all Im
2029 Green St.. 3-Btory brick, all Im
14 OS Herr St., 2-story brick, all Im
2637 Curtln St., 2%-story frame.
3009 Main St.; 2Yt-story frame.
PLOT OF GROUND
Southeast Corner Fifth and Emerald
Sts., 38V2X127 ft.
40 acres, 1U mile from Marysvllle,
35 acres, % mile north of Llngles
46 acres, south of Middletown, Pa.
1 Cl* ION TRUST BI.DG.
MON ICY KOR SALARIRD PEOPLE
and others upon their own names.
Cheap rates, easy payments, confidou
Adnum A Co., R. 304, ft N. Market S4.