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IV.-TRAINING FOR BUSINESS PURSUITS.

The institutions included in Table 63, colleges or schools, as the case may be, bave arisen in response to the general demand for business training. If they have excited less public interest than manual-training and technical schools it is because their utility bas not been questioned or the special equipment which they required has been inore easily secured. The constant increase in the number and in the patronage of these institutions is sufficient evidence that they meet an important and growing demand. The total number reported for 1885–86 is 239, having 1,040 instructors and 47,176 stndents, as against 162 schools reported in 1860, having 619 instructors and 27,146 students.

With the increase of commercial business and relations the curricula of the business colleges will necessarily be widened, especially in the direction of foreign languages and foreign exchange. As the scheme of instruction is enlarged the material resources and equipment must be increased, and the time seems not far distant when the leading coin!uercial cities of the United States must make provision for this special departdient of training on a similar scale to that which exists in foreign cities. A few cities, ils will be seen by an examination of the detailed table, are already moving in this direction by the maintenance of commercial courses in connection with day or evening public high schools.

The studies included properly in the curriculum of commercial schools of the highest order are indicated in the following extract from tie catalogue of Tulane University:

“The need bas long been felt in commercial circles throughout the United States for a more liberal education under higher auspices of young men intending to pursue a commercial career. The instruction given is too often inadequate in amount, superficial in character, and ill-adapted to the development of intellectual and moral power. An effort is made in this course to supply a want.

"Tho linguistic training embraces French, German, and Spanish; and these languages are taught not only colloquially, under the most favorable conditions, but in their higher literary and philological aspects. Mathematics is carried through analytical and descriptive geometry. The English literary and philosophical studies and the natural sciences are taught as fully as in the classical course. To these aro added larger studies in political economy and commercial law, and in political and commercial geography, and in geology and astronomy. The practical book-keeping of the high school is supplemented by full courses and practice in type-writing and short-hand and telegraphy, and in life and fire insurance and bank and railroad accounts. The effort will be made to combine culture with practical business attainments." The following is a comparative exhibit

of colleges for business training as reported to this Bureau each year from 1376 to 1836, inclusive (1883 omitted):

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102 202 217 221 232 239 599 568 527 535 619 794 955 1,015 1,099 1,040 25, 231 23, 496 21,048 22,021 27, 146 31, 414 44, 831 44,047 43, 706 47, 170 TABLE 62.-Summary of statistics of commercial and business colleges for the year 1885–'86.

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Talle 63.—Statistics of commercial and business colleges for 1883–86;

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Marion, Ala..
Howard College Business School... J. T. Murfee...

1842 1842 2 Little Rock, Ark. Little Rock Commercial College... M. A. Stone

1881 1874 3 Auburn, Cal.. Sierra Normal College and Busi. M. W. Ward

1883 ness College. 4 Oakland, Cal.. Oakland Business Collego and Do Witt Clinton Tay.

1877 Normal School.*

lor. 5 Sacramento, Cal. (716 Sacramento Business College...-E. C. Atkinson

1873 I street): 6 San Francisco, Cal. (46 Barnard's Business College

G. B. Barnard

1875 1875 O'Farrell street) 7 San Francisco, Cal. Globe Business Collego*

H. C. Roeth

1881 (640 Clay street). 8 San Francisco, Cal TIeald's Business College

E. P. Heald and C. S. 1865 1865

Haley. 9 San Francisco, Cal. Pacific Business Colloge*.

W. E. Chamberlain, 1865 (320 Post street).

jr. 10 San José, Cal. Garden (ity Commercial College*.. H. B. Worcester.

1861 11 Denver, Colo Denver Business College

John G. Pilsen

1882 12 Hartford, Conn

Hanaum's Hartford Business Col. Hannum & Stedman.. 1877

lege. 13 New Haren, Conn.... New Haven Phonographic Acad. John F. Gaffey.

1884 emy. 14 Wilmington, Del Crabb's Business College

James H. Crabb, A. B.

1876 15 Georgetown, D.C. The Linthicum Institute

E. B. Hay

1875 Atlanta, Ga. Moore's Business University B. F. Moore

1858 17 Augusta, Ga.. Osborne's Business College.

S. L. Osborne.

1886 1882 18 Macon, Ga. Macon Commercial College

W. McKay

1881 19 Champaign, Ill. Champaign Business College. J. B. McKee.

1883 20 Chicago, Ill. (77, 79, 81 I B. Bryant's Chicago Business H. B. Bryant.

1856 1856 State street).

College and Training School. 21 Chicago, Ill. (149–153 Metropolitan Business College.. 0. M. Powers.....

1873 State street). 22 Chicago, Ni... Seven Account Systom Business C. 0. E. Matthern

1884 College. 23 Dixon, nl... Dixon Business College.

J. B. Dille

1882 1881 24 Galesburgh, 111 Western Business College*

M. H. Barringer 1862 1862 25 Jacksonville, Ill Jacksonville Business College and G. W. Brown

1866 English Training School. 26 Joliet, Ill..... Joliet Business College and Eng. Homer Russell.... 1866 1866

ligh Training School. 27 Peoria, Ill Parish's Business College and A. S. Parish....

1865 Telegraphic Institnte. 28 Quincy, III. Gem City Business College.. D. L. Musselman..

1870 29 Rockford, III Rockford Business College.

G. A. Wimans and H.

1865

A. Stoddard. 30 Springfield, II. Springfield Business College Bogardus & Chicken.. 1864 31 Evansville, Ind. (cor. Evansville Commercial College S. N. Curnick

1850 1850 Main and 3d sts.). 32 Fort Wayne, Ind Fort Wayne Business College, Charles T. Lipes..

1880 33 Indianapolis, Ind... Indianapolis Business University.. E.J. Heeb, W.M. Red. 1886 1850

man,and E.B.Osborn. 34 La Fayette, Ind.. Star City Business College

P. W. Kennedy...

1886 35 La Fayette, Ind Union Business College..

C. M. Robinson

1881 36 Logausport, Ind Hall's Business College.

E. A. Hall

1867 37 Millersburgh, Ind C. M. Immel's Institute

C. M. Immel

1884 38 Richmond, Ind. Richmond Business College and John K Beck,

1860 Telegraphic Institute. 39 Terre Haute, Ind. (cor. Terre Haute Commercial College.. W.C. Isbell.....

1860 Main and 6th sts.). 40 Valparaiso, Ind....... Northern Indiana Commercial Col. H. B. Brown .... 1878 1873

lege. 41 Vernon, Ind Vernon Normal School and Busi- W. S. Almond..... 1882 1883

ness Institute.
*From Report of the Commissioner of Education for year 1834-'83.

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TABLE 63.- Statistics of commercial and business

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42 Burlington, Iowa Elliott's Business College.

G. W. Elliott.

1879 43 Cedar Rapids, Iowa. Cedar Rapids Business College S. H. Goodyear, A. M...

1880 44 | Davenport, Iowa.. Davenport Business College. Duncan and Hawks.

1864 45 Davenport, Iowa. Iowa Commercial College.

Wood and Van Patten.

1881 46 Decorah, Iowa Decorah Business College.

John R. Slack.... 1874 1874 47 Des Moines, Iowa. Capital City Commercial College..

Mehan and Graham..

1885 48 Des Moines, Iowa. Iowa Business College...

Jennings & Chapman. 1885 1865 49 Dubuque, Iowa Bayless Business College.

C. Bayless

1850 1858 50 Dubuque, Iowa Mathematical School

John Henry Metcalf.. 1876 51 Iowa City, Iowa. Iowa City Commercial College. J. H. Williams

1865 52 Kookuk, Iowa Pierce's Business College..

Chandler H. Pierce 1859 1858 53 Oskaloosa, Iowa Oskaloosa Business College..

W. L. Howe....

1885 1866 54 Ottumwa, Iowa Ottumwa Business College

O. L. Miller

1885 55 Sioux City, Iowa.. Northwestern Business College. James A. Wakefield..

1884 56 Storm Lake, Iowa Hawkeye Business College..

Charles J. Conner

1884 57 Emporia, Kans.. Emporia Business College. 0. W. Miller

1881 58 Lawrence, Kans Lawrence Business College.

E. L. McIlrary.

1869 59 Topeka, Kans.. Pond's Business College.

M. A. Pond

1867 60 Topeka, Kang. Topeka Business College

J. W. Roudebush

1885 61 Wichita, Kans Southwestern Business College.. E. H. Fritch, sec.of fac.

1885 62 Louisville, Ky. (4063d Bryant and Stratton Business Col. Ferrier, Burks and 1862 street). lege.

Spencer. 63 New Orleans, La. (401 Balad's Academy......

Chas. H. Balad....

1867 Bayou Roads). 64 New Orleans, La. (131 J. W. Blackman's Commercial Col. J. W. Blackman

1862 Carondelet street). lege. 65 New Orleans, La (cor. Souls's Commercial College and Geo. Soulé

1861 1856 St. Charles and La Literary Institute.

Fayette streets). 66 Augusta, Ne. (Water Dirigo Business College and Tele- R. B. Capen.....

1867 1865 street).

graph Institute. 67 Portland, Me.. Portland Business Institute Levi A. Gray

1863 1883 68 Rockland, Me.. Rockland Commercial College ... H. A. Howard and J.

1879

L. Hills. 69 Boston, Mass. (608 Bryant and Stratton Commercial | H. E. Hibbard

1860 Washington street). School. 70 Boston, Mass. (666 Comer's Commercial College....... Charles E. Comer.

1840 Washington street). Boston, Mags. (cor. French's Business College and Chas. French, A. M

1848 Boylston ond Berke- Stenographic Institute.

ley streets). 72 Boston, Mass... Reckers and Bradford's Commer-Jolin Reckers and E. 1876 cial School

E. Bradford. 73 Boston, Mass.. Sawyer's Commercial College..... Geo. A. Sawyer ...

1838 74 Fall River, Mass... Holmes, Bryant and Stratton Com. Freeman A. Holmos

1868 mercial College. 75 Holyoke, Mass.. Childs' Business College.... C. H. and E. E. Childs. 1883 76 Lawrence, Mass Cannon's Commercial College... G. C. Cannon...

1880 77 Lowell, Mass..... Lowell Commercial College..

Albert C. Blaisdelland

1859

Ledroit E. Kimball. 78 Pittsfield, Mags Chickering's Commercial College.. Penjamin Chickering. 1860 79 Worcester, Mass.. Foster's Business College.... C.C. Foster.

1841 80 Worcester, Mass. Hinman's Business College

Albert H. Hinman 1880 1880 81 Battle Creek, Mich.. Commercial department of Battle M. W. Cobb...

1881 Creek High School. 82 Battle Creek, Mich.... King's Business College

J. B. King

1882 1882 83 | Bay City, Mich.. Devlin's Bay City Business Col. Cyrus H. Devlin..

1880 lege. 84 Big Rapids, Mich Big Rapids Industrial School W. N. Forris......

1883 85 Detroit, Mich.. Commercial department of Detroit L. C. Hull..... 1881 1884

High School. B6 Detroit, Mich..... Detroit Business University....... W. F. Jewel!, P. R. 1833

Spencer. E. R. Fel.

ton, H. T. Loomis. *From Report of the Commissioner of Education for year 1884-'85.

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