The announcement of a series of lectures on the six most important professions, to be given during the months of February and March, deserves attention. A glance at the names of the lecturers is enough to show that every subject will be treated in a thorough and interesting manner. Dr. C. J. Blake, one of the most prominent professors of the Medical School will begin the series with a lecture on the practice of Medicine. He will be followed by Hon. Jeremiah Smith, until recently a judge in the New Hampshire supreme court, who will speak on Law, and by Rev. Brooke Herford of Boston, who will consider the profession of the Ministry. Public Life will be discussed by Hon. Theodore Roosevelt, a recent graduate who has already made a name in Congress and as member of the Civil Service Commission. The last two lectures will be on Teaching and Business, the former by Mr. Edwin Seaver, superintendent of the Boston schools, and the latter by Mr. Charles L. Smith, president of the New York chamber of commerce.
The question of a life vocation is a perplexing one to the vast majority of college men. The field is so large and requirements so varied that it is indeed difficult to make a decision. Advice such as we may expect to receive in this course, coming as it does from men who have been successful in the vocations which they are to describe, ought to be of the greatest value. The lectures ought certainly to be largely attended.