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This celebrated Academy for ladies and gentlemen, will open the Winter Term of its Fifty-fourth year Dec. 4th. Instruction given in the following Departments:

English, Commercial, Scientific,,

College-Preparatory, Art, and Music.

A thoroughly competent Professor in charge of each Department.

Address for catalogue, etc.,

Rev. N. Fellows, A.M., Principal, Wilbraiiam, Mass. EDUCATION AND TREATMENT



(1.) It is desirable that the idiots whose parents have small or no means, with no time or room to spare for their education, be sent to the institutions erected and endowed for them by the States.

(2.) It is equally desirable that the idiots whose parents have some means, but no room or time to spare for their training, be entrusted to familial institutions where they would receive individual and home-like care.

(3.) It is also desirable that families in good circumstances be offered the means of keeping and educating their idiotic child among their intelligent children. Otherwise provided for, the idiot loses more in sympathy than he can gain in instruction. Onthcother hand, the brothers and sisters—who have no opportunity to love him, but hear of him as of a blot on the family name, and a mortgage on the family estates—soon agree to keep him away, and trust him to the lowest bidder.

(4.) Having seen in a long practice the difference between the idiots so estranged from home and those surrounded by natural affections, I do not hesitate to advocate for such cases a home education and an individual training, the object of which shall be not. only to improve them as far as a deficient nature permits, but to make them, as far as possible, good and happy.

^5.) My experience in educating such pupils warrants me to sny that this country has, more than any other, competent female teachers, who can and wid do this work (at a too low rate of compensation) under the direction of a competent physician.

41 West 20th Street, NEW YORK;

Late President of the Association of Physicians for Mints; author of Idiocy, and its Treatment
by the Physiological Method; of A Sianual Of Thebmometby for Mothers, Nurses, Teachers.etc.;
of A Report on Physiological Education, published by the U. h. Government in 1875, etc.



[Institutions concerning which information was received after the list on pp. I to 93 of this

book had been prepared.]




State Agricultural and Mechanical College.—11 Instructors. Six independent courses: Agriculture, Literature, Science, Surveying, and Bookkeeping. Preparatory School in connection. Tuition free; expenses low. Rev. I. T. Tichenor, D.D., President.


Gainesville Female Institute. L. H. Stone, A.M., Principal.


Marion Female Seminary. — Founded 1836. Full and able Faculty in all Departments. Board for scholastic year of nine months, including washing, light, and fuel, $135.00. Rev. H. R. Raymond, D.D., President.



Lonoke High School. — A school of high grade, furnishing solid instruction in the common and higher English branches, Languages, Book-keeping, Music, and Fine Arts. Students prepared for College. J. F. Howell, Principal.


Searcy District High School. — Comprising the Male Academy and the Female Seminary. Primary, Intermediate, and Academic Departments. Instruction thorough; school apparatus adequate; location healthful; terms moderate B. P. Baker, A.M., Principal.



St. Catherine's Academy. — Conducted by the Sisters of Saint Dominic'. This institution affords every facility for the acquisition of a refined and solid education. The Academy was founded in 1850, and now ranks among the most successful educational institutions in the State. The course of instruction embraces the English, French, Spanish, and Latin Languages, Rhetoric, Elocution, Composition, Ancient and Modern History, Biography, Mythology, Arithmetic, Algebra, Geometry, Book-keeping, Botany, Natural Philosophy, Chemistry. Geography, Astronomy and Use of Globes, Vocal Music. Instrumental Music, including the Piano. Guitar, and Organ; Writing, Painting in Water Colors and Oil; Tapestry, Plain and Ornamental Needlework, etc.. etc. Terms, for board and tuition (payable half-yearly in advance), $225.00. Parents may rest satisfied that every attention, consistent with the spirit of a firm but mild government, will be paid to the comfort of the young ladies placed at this institution. All correspondence of the young ladies will be subject to the inspection of the superioress. Letters of enquiry may be addressed to the Sister-superior.

Young Ladies' Seminary. — Careful instruction in all the departments of study designed to fit young ladies for the practical duties of life. Competent teachers, cheerful location, thorough and practical scholarship. Board and tuition, $160.00 per session of 20 weeks. Mrs. M. Atkins Lynch, Principal.



Napa Collegiate Institute. — A first-class boarding school for ladies and gentlemen. Eighth year. 9 teachers. Five Departments. A. E. Lasher, Principal.


(Art and Business College is no longer in existence.) (Home Kindergarten discontinued.)

Sacramento Business College is now Sacramento Business College and Telegraph Institute. E. C. Atkinson, President.

San Francisco.

Heald's Business College. Designed to impart a thorough English education, a complete Business training, and practical instruction in Modern Languages, Drawing, Telegraphy, etc. The SchoolRoom and Counting-Room are united upon a plan that secures to the student all the practical advantages of each. There is in operation a Banking House, with Checks, Drafts, Notes, Bills of Exchange, Certificates of Deposit, etc., fully Must rating the banking business. The plan of instruction includes both class exercises and individual instruction. By this plan pupils are advanced rapidly, and greater progress is shown in three months than in many other schools in one year. The student is never retarded by those less advanced or of inferior ability, and is never obliged to remain idle, waiting for needed instruction. Full particulars regarding the school and its workings may be had at the office of the College, 24 Post Street, or by addressing E. P. Heald, President.

College of Medicine ( University of California). R. Beverly Cole, M.D., Dean of the Faculty, 518 Sutter St.

Medical College of the Pacific. Henry Gibbons, Jr., Dean.

San Jose.

Garden City Commercial College. H. B. Worcester,


(Institute Business College is no longer in existence.)

Santa Barbara.

Santa Barbara College for both sexes. Has six fully equipped Departments (including Kindergarten and Primary) and the finest Gymnasium in the State; also excellent sea-bathing. Santa Barbara is called the "Italy of America?' Hon. Elwood Cooper, President.

Santa Mosa.

Pacific Methodist College. — Open to both sexes. 7 Instructors; 143 students. College and Preparatory School. Music, Art, and Commercial Departments. Rev. W. A. Finley, D.D., President.


Colorado Springs.

Colorado College. — 7 Instructors. English and Normal, Preparatory-Classical, and College courses. Special courses in Mining and Metallurgy. Terms begin September 18th, January 8th, and April 23rd. Rev. E. P. Tenney, President.

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