TEMI YAOUB DILAKOFF 223 or any other country where they may turn their educa- tion to profitable account. It is hardly necessary to add that the admirable training and education given in the Fiske Seminary do not produce a like restlessness among its " girl graduates." The girls marry at an early age, make good housewives, and are in the main intelligent and kindly Christians. Possibly the education given in the Urmi College is too high and too Western for the requirements of the country and the probable future of the students. At all events similar regrets were expressed in Urmi, as I after- wards heard, regarding some of the American Mission Colleges in Asia Minor. The missionaries say that the directly religious results are not so apparent as could be desired, that the young men are not ready to offer them- selves in any numbers for evangelistic work, and that the present tendency is to seek secular employment and personal aggrandisement. Though this secular tendency comes forward strongly at this time, a number of evangelistic workers scattered through Persia, Turkey, and Eussia1 owe their education 1 At the present time, when the persecution of the Stundists in Russia is attracting considerable attention, it may interest my readers to hear that one of the earliest promoters of the Stwidist movement was Yacub Dilakoff, a Syrian, and a graduate of the Old American College. He went to Russia thirty years ago, and was so horrified at the ignorance and gross superstition of the peasantry that he studied Russian in the hope of en- lightening them, and to aid his purpose became an itinerant hawker of Bibles. The "common people heard him gladly," and among both the Orthodox and the Lutherans prayer unions were formed, from which those who frequented them received the name by which they are known, from stunde, hour. Dilakoff, whom the Stundists love to call "our Bishop,"has been thrown into prison several times, but on his liberation began to teach among the sect of the Molokans in the Crimea and on the Volga with such success that sixteen congregations have been formed among them. His zeal has since carried him to the Molokan colonies on th'e Amoor, where he has been preaching and teaching for three years with such remarkable results as to have received the title of* 'a Modern Apostle."