sey spoke before the ConBusiness Men's Class SunBome Important Eeducableins." His address niay zed as follows : IJhoughtful obserers have ÉÊ the future with grave ■ In four respecta particBof sound education have ■iety in regard to the diH- national development. ■Wught that iu the rush m of American life,men BJnpon a professional or Br e'árlier than at presm the collegiate course fcmiore and niore to be. Mrge class of observers ■ that, in response to the Bfchort-sighted agitators, Sojls will ultimately be deBro bread and bntter studkkus the breach between ■R higher education in He country will be widenBv have expressed themBitous regarding the fate Rpnal schools ; f or by the Hl equippëd and thorough and medicine, for exBny incorporated schools Hrcial basis, managed by ■ who devote to teaching Han be spared from pracHf, Christian people are raising the question b secularization of our secI higher education through knent of high schools and ps, which are largely doing I the academies and denombools of a half century ago, I distinctly hurtful to the Ife past few years,especially the Bureau of Education at i has been collecting statisieat care. The figures are lie for a period of time lindicate clearly the direcIresent educational devel■ they represent the condik in all parts of the counfc'a more jnst conception W state of affairs than can (gained by individual obsera addition to these, other ive been carefully gatherlllege catalogues by those [g the higher education in lades. The results ar re■rs, from 1850 to 1890, fcpulation of the country K per cent., the enrollment ■?nts of collegiate rank in Bstates increased 256 per ■ five years from 1892 to Hl enrollment of all stu■giate rank in the men's I co-educatonal colleges L 55,553 to 84,955, a Bimately 65 per cent. Harprising are the statsKster the growth and Hb high school. ■, from 1889 to 1898, the Kt of pupils in the seclof the United States Bo4 to 554,814. This is per cent., a rate probably Kt of the increase in popHable increase just noted Hly in the high schools, Ht in which increased Hto 409,443, a gain of B per cent. The enrollHecondary schools in the Ke from 94,931 to 107,W only 18.5 percent., the ■ase being about the same Be increase of population. with this enormous inIttendance upon secondary Ijefly high schools, there Éoncentration of attention K studies in place of the I evident a few years ago. Brease of attendance bas Hjpni, the increase iti the Bipils studying Latin has Bent. ; history (exclusive Wof the United States) ■af 152 per cent., matheB and geometry) 144 per Ï31 per cent., French Kd Greek 94 per cent. Bae iiupil in three was H today, one pupil in ■welt at some length Btice of the statistics Bic(! of studies in the Bause these, in their ■ support, stand close H reüect public opinBpresented statistics in Hrttendance upon schools Ew and theology. The Bef those studying law Hhows a remarkabíe inHok back ever the past ■crease far iu excess of B the population of the HoIr of theology on the Belatively a falling off, Blief of some who are Bilogical work that not BLbut also in average HLmen entering upon Hy today are iaferBLmakirs In ednoationnl matters the past quar;er of a century has been a period of transition, of active disonssion and mirest. At times the foundations of our educational syst8m have seemed to be tion for the other professions. Taking up somewhat in detail the question, why the rninistry is proviug unattractive to young men, the speaker laid special eniphasis upon the isolation of the theological training, and the unfor túnate resnlts of theeparation in this country of instruction in theology from that in other branches of scien tifie and professional' kngwledge. The churches need to readjust their system of training to existing conditions; the remeval of the Congregational Theological Seminary on the Pacifio coaat to Berkley, the seat of the University of California, marks the beginning of what may prove to be a movement of great signifícanos for the future of the Church.