Job ix: 25, 26; Ps. .re: 12; Eph. v: 15, 16; Col. iv: 5; Joel ii: 25; Rev. x: 5, 6.) This line of thought naturally suggests the contemplation of Life: its brevity, frailty, uncertainty, opportunities neglected or improved, purpose, departing youth, advanc ing old age, and approaching end. (2 Cor. iv: 18 ; Ps. ciii: 14-17 ; Isa xl: 6; i Peter i: 24, 25; Job xxix: 2-4; Deut. iv: 32; Job xvii: n; Eccl. Hi: 15; Jer. viii: 20; i John ii: 8; Heb. ix: 27.) The last day of the year, to the thoughtful mind, is also suggestive of the last day of life. (Heb. ix: 27.) And Old Year thoughts of time, and life and death lead up to the consideration of the Day of Judgment, Heaven, Hell, Eternity, and that God to whom all His intelligent creatures must give an account. (John vi: 40; Acts xvii: 31; Rom. ii: 5; / Cor. Hi: 73; Heb. x: 25; Jude 6; 2 Cor. v: i; Rev. xv: 2, 3; Matt, xxv: 41; Isa. Ivii: 15; 2 Cor. iv: 18; Luke xvi: p.) Probably no other holy day, unless we except Easter Sunday, hao suggested as profound thought, as eloquent expression, and as earnest and noble living as the last day of the year. THE IETEETH CETURY On January i, 1900, we enter upon the last year of a century that is marked by greater progress in all that pertains to the material well-being and enlightenment of mankind than all the previous history of the race; and the political, social, and moral advancement has been hardly less striking.