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East Side division, via Woodburn, or directly by the Willame railroad (narrow gauge), which starts from Portland at Jeffers street every week day.
This institution, conducted by the Sisters of St. Benedict, w opened the last Tuesday in August, 1888.
It is incorporated under the laws of the State of Oregon, empo ering it to confer academic honors.
The third scholastic year will commence Tuesday, September 1890.
There are three distinct courses of studies established in the ins tution, viz.: the normal, the classical and the commercial. elementary school provides for pupils who are not sufficient advanced to enter one of the other courses.
It embraces spelling, reading, penmanship, arithmetic, obje lessons, English grammar and composition, U. S. history a geography
NORMAL SCHOOL. In this department special attention is given to pupils who wi to obtain a teacher's certificate.
CLASSICAL COURSE. This course embraces English grammar, logic, composition a rhetoric, elocution and literature; physical, political and math matical geography; ancient and modern history; pure and mix mathematics and natural science. Geometry, Latin, French a German optional.
COMMERCIAL COURSE. The commercial course embraces all the requirements of a the ough commercial or business education. It includes book-keepin penmanship, commercial arithmetic, English grammar and com sition, commercial law, business correspondence, type-writing a short-hand. Instructions in book-keeping are given to each pug individually, and she may advance as rapidly as her attain mer warrant, being independent of the progress of others. She mu however, successfully pass an examination in each set before she allowed to advance to the next one. In commercial arithmeti commercial law, English grammar, business correspondence, pho ography, type-writing, etc., the pupil needs make but one examin tion, which she will be permitted to pass whenever sbe conside herself competent, provided she has completed her course in boo keeping. All examinations must be oral and written.
OBJECT AND HISTORY. Milton academy was founded in 1885, and duly incorporated nder the laws of the State of Oregon. The society is known as the leventh-day Adventist educational society of Milton, Oregon. It is denominational institution, designed especially for a place where arents of this denomination may send their children, have them ree from some of the pernicious influences of popular schools, and zate them thoroughly instructed in the peculiar tenets of our faith Ind doctrine. For this object the patrons of the school have conributed their means, and erected large and commodious buildings, furnishing them with the necessary implements and apparatus.
LOCATION. The location of the school is at Milton, Oregon, a thriving town on the U. P. railroad, ten miles from Walla Walla, a town well
known for its pure water, shady groves, its temperance and religio principles. There is not a saloon within seven miles of town. T school buildings are about one mile south of the depot, directly Main street. There will probably be accommodations for all, reasonable rates, who desire to move their families here, and se their children to the academy.
GROUNDS AND BUILDINGS. There has been a considerable amount of labor expended in fitti up and beautifying the grounds. The academy is a one-story bui ing, containing a large, well-lighted study room and chapel, a two recitation rooms. The primary department will be under t charge of two experienced teachers.
DEPARTMENTS OF INSTRUCTION. There are three departments of instruction, 1. Academic, including an ordinary high school course.
2. Normal. Those who complete the third year of the acaden course, and demonstrate their fitness for teaching, by conductii satisfactorily one class for ten weeks, and answer correctly 80 p cent of all questions asked in regular examinations on first al second year work, will be given the normal certificate or diplom
3. Preparatory, including a primary and intermediate course about six years.
INSTRUCTORS AND METHODS. The instructors are professors and teachers of experience, bei acknowledged experts in their several departments. The use of t text-book is supplemented by lectures and oral instruction ai many illustrations from apparatus, drawings, or nature, creating the mind of the student a love for investigation, and thoroug practical work.
DISCIPLINE. Milton academy aims to develop character of the highest type well as scholarship of the best quality; and its discipline is such experience has proved conducive to these ends. But it is not reform school, and patrons of the school should not send to children too incorrigible to be governed at home. If children ther selves have not a sincere desire for true mental and mural cultur it would be better for them to remain away. We have no place f students who hinder and injure others in all manly and scholast attainments.
While some persons, predisposed to pleasure-seeking and associ tions not permitted here, have turned away to seek schools of loos discipline, scores of young men and women of real worth, who valt
e culture and hard mental labor more than frivolities, have been racted to this institution by the very thing that repelled the lets. One peculiar feature of the government of this school is that all , les and regulations are rigidly enforced. Parents who regard the vral culture of their children in its true light, are unwilling to inch their sons and daughters into the maelstrom of popular arding-school life.
NOTRE DAME ACADEMY.
BAKER CITY, OREGON.
This academy is conducted by the Sisters of St. Francis.
OFFICERS OF FACULTY.
REV. WILLIAM S. GILBERT, A. M.,
PROF. H. SHEAK, M. S.,
LOCATION. Pbilomath college is an institution for both sexes, under the control of the Oregon conference of the United Brethren Church. It inculcates the truths of Christianity, but teaches no sectarianism. It is located in Philomath, Oregon, on the Oregon Pacific railroad, seven miles west of Corvallis, and forty miles east of Yaquina bay. For grandeur of scenery, healthfulness, and desirableness generally,
this location is not excelled in the State. The town of Philomath situated on the western boundary of the far-famed Willamette v ley, at the foot of the Coast Range. Mary's Peak, the highest mou tain on the range, rises grandly as a background only a few mi away, Mary's river within half a mile on the south, the Cascad seeming but a few miles to the east, with the Three Sisters, Mou Jefferson and Mount Hood plainly visible, clad in snowy grande all present a scene sublime, and inspiring to the student and lov of nature. The inountain air and the ocean breeze are cool and i vigorating, and render the atmosphere entirely free from the e ments of malarial diseases, so common in the low lands of the valle But few cases of sickness have ever occurred in the history of t institution. As the name Philomath (lover of learning) indicat the college was the founder of the town. It endowed itself large by the sale of lots, gave the name to the town, and attracted itself a population seeking learning, culture and moral elevatia Saloons were prohibited by a provision in the deeds of the lau and the town and community have always been noted for tempe ance and sobriety. Those wishing to find a place where a thoroug education can be obtained, away from the temptations incident the society of larger towns and cities, and under moral and reli ious influences, will find their idea, to a good degree, exemplified Philomath college.
BUILDINGS AND GROUNDS. The college building is a substantial brick structure, situated in beautiful campus containing about ten acres, well ornamented maple and fir trees. It is centrally located, and connected by wal with all parts of town. In the north west corner of the campus is neat residence for the president of the college, and in the weste part is a well-arranged, cornmodious boarding hall, with capaci for the accommodation of between thirty and forty students. On half mile west, on Mary's river, connected with the town by sid walk, is a beautiful park belonging to the college, well fitted up fo pleasure grounds, which is a resort for students, and a place f holding picnics, commencements and other out door meetings.
APPARATUS, CABINET AND LIBRARY. The apparatus of the college is sufficient to make the study the natural sciences interesting and practical, including among the ordinary instruments or experiments a very powerful microscop and a telescope of sufficient power to be of use in astronomical o servations.
The cabinet contains quite a variety of specimens of the anima and mineral kingdoms, from various parts of the world, but it