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commission, jobbing, farm accounts, etc., changing books fror single to double entry, arithmetic, grammar, spelling, penmanshi correspondence, business and office practice, exchange, partnershi settlements, writing entire and filling blanks for promissory note receipt, due bill, sight and time drafts, bank checks, etc. Thes branches are all included in the scholarship, and are taught in th most thorough manner by competent and experienced teachers. first-class usable education is guaranteed to all who complete th course.
PRACTICAL DEPARTMENT. The time required in this department varies from three to si weeks. The work is really a continuation of that begun in th theoretical department; such new features as the student is not able to comprehend being introduced.
Daily instruction in solid business writing continues. At thi point in the course most students are good average business writers
The study of arithmetic is also vigorously prosecuted; the nex step in commercial calculations being the accurate and rapid solu tion of problems as they arise in the transactions of the busines practice department.
Book-keeping, as a progressive science, is carried forward mate rially, the student becoming familiar with the principles of the subject, as applied to the details of business. This branch is now studied, not merely as a science, but as it is applied in the variou methods of conducting books in actual business. Correspondence commercial law and a review of the English branches taken ar continued with the other work in hand.
BUSINESS PRACTICE DEPARTMENT. In business practice, the student first assumes the responsibility of conducting business on his own account, and undertakes to per form the duties of a business man. On entering the department sufficient capital to conduct the business undertaken is supplied consisting of neatly engraved notes of the college bank. Here, it i designed to afford a knowledge of the customs, habits and usuage of the business world. The student begins as a wholesale and retail merchant, opens his books, orders a stock of goods, opens ar account with the bank, makes daily deposits, has notes discounted etc., pays by means of checks, drafts, notes, or otherwise, and carries on an extensive trade precisely the same as any regular merchant The special advantages claimed for this department consist in the great variety of transactions illustrated, the number and character of books employed, short methods of record, the thorough drills and examinations, and the facility with which all work can be tested by the teacher in charge.
METHODS OF INSTRUCTION. Our methods of teaching combine individual and class instrucon from black-board illustrations and exercises, and practice in iting with pencil and pen from dictation. Thorough work is sisted on from the first, and our students are taught to use shortind as will be required of them in business. Hence, those who emplete our course and take positions will find nothing there to nfuse or bewilder.
TIME REQUIRED. It is impossible to state definitely the time required for completg the course. Each student is allowed to progress as rapidly as ossible to master the work, regardless of the advancement of any. e else. This is all that any student should desire, and is all that e can promise.
MISS CLEMENTINA RODNEY,
HENRY BOLANDER, Ph. D.,
Sentences and Languages.
MISS MARTHA M. GILTNER, B. A., (WELLESLEY),
Ancient Languages and Psychology.
DR. F. B. EATON,
MISS MARY I. NORTON,
Drawing and Painting.
MISS ELBERTINE C. SELLERS,
MADAME LOUISE SCHMIDT (nee DEAVALIA),
MISS CHARLOTTE E. CRAWFORD,
MR. W. S. JAMES,
The instruction of this school is of the most thorough characte the constant aim being to give a sound and practical education, an to surround the pupils with the influence of a refined Christia home and intercourse. Special efforts are made to cultivate, in tl pupils, a taste for reading in the English classics, and for spea kir and writing their mother tongue in its purity.
Exercises in composition and recitations in poetry are require from all. The pupils in the senior and middle classes have constai exercise in reading and writing.
Such of the pupils as desire to remain at the school after grai uating, and pursue their studies farther, will be permitted to do on the same terms as members of the classes.
The past-senior course will include religious instruction, th classics, modern languages, music, drawing, painting, the high mathematics, history, philosophy and literature. This course ma be varied as the student desires.
The regular course of study, in the senior classes, will occupi four ycars. At the opening of each term the work of the term wi be arranged with reference to the classes of regular pupils. A mission into any of the classes, or advancement from one class 1 another, is granted to such, only, as sustain an examination in th studies which precede it.
Pupils not entering upon the regular course will study thos branches which they are fully prepared to comprehend, and whic they can pursue without interfering with, or retarding, the regula classes.
ST. MICHAEL'S COLLEGE.
St. Michael's college is under the management of the Christian Brothers. There are, at present, 200 pupils, in charge of five teachrs--Brothers. So catalogue of St. Michael's is published. Music is under direction of Prof. Stebbinger, of Portland.
ST. MARY'S ACADEMY.
The institution known as St. Mary's academy during the past thirty years, “a venerable landmark in our city's history," under the direction of the Sisters of the Holy Names of Jesus and Mary, has giren place to a large and handsome modern structure of brick and stone, combining solidity with elegance of architecture. Situated in the most healthy part of the "Metropolis of Oregon” on a gently rising eminence, which insures pure air and commands extensive und beautiful scenery, it is eminently adapted to meet the educational requirements of the day. The building throughout is heated us the Boynton hot-water system, lighted with gas, and provided with a series of electric bells acting when needed as a fire alarm. In the construction of New St. Mary's, sanitary principles have received careful attention ; thorough ventilation, high ceilings, and spacious apartments must necessarily promote the health of the pupils.
The moral and intellectual improvement of the pupils is attended to with the greatest solicitude, and the most devoted attention paid to their domestic comfort. Although the pupils are, at all hours, under the watchful care and government of their teachers, the discipline of the school is mild and parental. Special attention is paid to simplicity of dress and manners, and these are made to harmonize with the most lady-like deportinent.
No distinction is made in the reception of pupils on account their religious opinions, and all interference with the convictions non-Catholics is carefully avoided. Good order, however, requir that all should conform to the general external regulations of t academy.
Incentives to study are numerous and appropriate. The pro ciency and progress of the pupils are regularly tested by written ar oral examinations, and their success suitably rewarded. T1 academy is incorporated and authorized by the State to conf academic honors, which consist of a diploma and gold medal, pupils who have gone through the entire course. A semi-ter reunion of the teachers and pupils forms an important feature of t| institution. The exercises include reports of lessons, conduct, app cation, attendance, etc. An account of the conduct and progress the pupil is sent quarterly to the parents or guardians.
The scholastic year, composed of four terins, ten weeks each, con mences on the first Monday in September and ends during tl third week in June.
The classes of ihe academy are divided into six grades-primar intermediate, junior, preparatory, senior and graduating. T course of instruction, which embraces the various studies whi constitute the elementary and higher departments of education, as follows:
Chistian doctrine, Bible history, ecclesiastical history, speliin word analysis, reading elocution, geography, astronomy, the use the globes, grammar, epistolary art, rhetoric, composition exercise juvenile science, zoology, physiology, physics, botany, chemistr geology, history of the United States, ancient and modern histor inythology, English literature, mental and written arithmetic, bool keeping, algebra, geometry and trigonometry, logic, moral philo ophy, penmanship, linear, industrial and geographical drawin vocal music, housenold economy and rules of deportment.
Foreign languages can be pursued in any part of the course, an are taught free of charge. English, French and Germau are spoke in the institution.
The academy has a well-selected library, to which the youn ladies have access, and a cabinet containing many valuable spec mens.
Those who are desirous of acquiring a thorough business educ tion have all the facilities for so doing. Book-keeping, stenography type-writing and telegraphy are taught at the regular rates.
The musical departnient affords special opportunities to acquire knowledge of the piano, organ, harp, zither, mandolin and guita Thorough bass and harmony are taught according to the mos approved methods.