APPEAL TO THE PUBLIC. 287 like treasures -too precious to he lost in the depths of unbelief. The institution to which t.hey would he likely to go would. be the Imperial University at To­kyo, where Christianity is entirely excluded, on ac­count of its connection with the state. There their faith might be chilled. They might wander away from the path they once found. What shall we do with such? It is a serious problem to be solved. The only way we have found is to provide chairs for a few studies, by which they would. be likely to be benefited for future usefulness. It would help and push our evangelical work if a medical school could be established, and Cluistian medical men raised in it to be sent out with Christian preachers, hand in hand, to carry out the Master's mission. For this cause a lately returned missionary, who spent in Japan more than twelve years, has made an urgent appeal to the American public. But as it required a large sum of money to start it, there has been no adequate response to his request. There is anothet• movement, started at Kyoto last year, to found chairs of Political Science, History, Literature, and Philosophy in connection with this school. Those who are connected with it were com­pelled to take this decisive step, because in the first place they felt they could keep those youths within the sacred walls of a Christian school for completing their special studies, and in the second place they thought they could attract those who would gladly come to the school if such instruction be given besides theology. It may seem to some friends here that we are getting out of the track, and starting something alien to the original plan of the school. We did not intend it at first, ourselves. But present circumstances