292 TO EUROPE AND AMERICA AGAIN. friends seriously considering how their property might be best disposed of for benefiting poor humanity. With such we would earnestly plead and loudly cry, "Remember us." Would that God might touch the hearts of some individuals to give us a portion of their blessings, and establish chairs for advanced Christian education there as a perpetual monument of peace between the United States of America and Japan, through which the millions of our people and their posterity might be blessed. Mr. Neesima's visit to America did not relieve him from the cares and anxieties inseparable from his posi­tion. The outlook in Japan was broadening beyond expectation, and with greater opportunities came the ambition to profit by them. The necessity for higher standards of education in the Doshisha, for a native Christian press, for all that machinery, in short, which, if secondary to direct preaching, becomes more and more indispensable as such preaching is successful, was keenly felt by the young graduates of the Doshi­sha. With all these needs Mr. Neesima was in full sympathy, but he was in a far better position than his native associates to estimate the difficulty of obtaining financial aid for enterprises which, however important in themselves, were not the first care of the Board of Missions. Its treasury was inadequate to meet the wants of the world. Pressing demands upon that treasury did not come from Japan alone, and the ap­portionment of its resources necessarily involved dis­appointment to young and earnest workers in special fields. A plan for the foundation of a medical school, to which Mr. Neesima alludes in the foregoing papers, was being vigorously pushed; urgent calls for aid