The College and the Ministry.

On the recent Day of Prayer for colleges, at Princeton a carefully prepared report was submitted in regard to the proportion of men in that college who are looking forward to entering the ministry as their life work after graduation. It is seen from the report that the proportion of men now purposing to devote themselves to the ministry is much smaller than the average of former years. The year in which was the highest per cent. of men entering the ministry was 1871 when it is recorded that 34 per cent. of the whole number of men in college entered the ministry. If this average were the same now, out of 463 academic students the number of those studying for the ministry would be 155 instead of the actual number, twenty.