The Saint Louis directory for the years 1854-5 :
General Intelligence.

From numerous communications, of similar impart,
received during the list two years, we deem it expedient
to furnish this Foimula of Intelligence for whom it may
concern.

Question 1st. What does a full Collegiate course in
your Institutute cost?

Answer. For the particulars touching this course,
please refer to page 58, the cost of which is $65.

Question 2d. Can I enter for the different courses
separately, such as for Book-keeping, at the price
charged on page 56, Penmanship page 58, &c. &c., or
am I obliged to enter for the entire course at once?

Answer. Gentlemen can enter for either of the
courses separately, at the regulir charge ;but it will
be a great saving of time to the pupil, if he design to
graduate for him to enter for the full course at once, as
each department is independent, and under the control
of its respective Professor, with the hours of instruction
so a ranged as not to conflict with each other, and thus
enable the student to appropriate his entire time to
business.

Question 3d. What time does it usually require to
complete a course in Double-entry Book-keeping, or a
full Call giato course?

Answer. The time requisite to complete a full course
in Double-entry Book-keeping, by a young gentlmen of
Industrious business habits, (and no others make Practi-
cal A.ooountan.’s under tuiy circumstances^ writing a
fair business bund, and competent to perform the ordi-
nary calculations of an Accountant, will not exceed
eight wojks, and may not require more th;in six ; th
induction being imparted individually and not in
cass, each gen:L’inan having his respective desk, hi-
progrees will therefore be commensurate with his capa
city for receiving instruction ;ind his previous experience
in business routine. A full Collegiate course wij require
about double this period.

Question 4th. When can X enter to the best advan-
tage?

Answer. At one time just as well as another.—

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This institution is in perpetual session.

Question 5th. What can Boarding be obtained a
per month?

Answer. From $10 to $15 per month; good Board-
ing can at all times be obtained in private families a
$12 per month.

Question 6th. What are the prospects for a situation
provided I am qualiikd for it?

Answer. A young gentleman of good moral charac-
ter, of industrious business habits, and not too proud to
work, and willing to accept what offers, has never been
known to bs in want of a situation in this city; and no
young gentleman answering this desciption, fully quali-
tied, has ever failed to receive a proper remuneration for
his services—though all of this is indepmdent of our
contract as Teacher und Pupil. By that contract, we,
parties of the first part, are firmly bound, and by these
presents, do cov nant and agree to,complete and in every
eipect to qu:.liiy each and every Pupil to perform the
duties of an Accountant in charge of the most complica-
ted Books, or to sustain an examination before a Com-
mittee of Accountants of his own choosing—but no fur-
ther. The Pupil, party of the second part, covenants
and agrees to conform to the rules and regulations of the
Institution, and to consecrate his best efforts to the ac-
coinplishment of the objects for which he has been reg-
istered, during his entire course of instruction—but no
further. Then this agreement to be in full force ; but
if otherwise, it shall be void. Thus the Teacher and
Pupil are both free in all matters disconnected with in-
struction. This is as it should be. Our Pupils arc our
“Finger Boards,” and, as we have constant applica-
tions for young gentlemen answering to the above de-
scription, we arc quite certain to seiect ?uch only as by
their superior qualifications point to

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Jone’S Com-
mercial College, corner of Washington avenue and
Third street.