312 LAST YEARS AND DEATH. nurses' school. The following table gives a few sm. tistics in regard to each : -Regular Aooiatant Pupila at GTad· teachen. teachero. }>l'eii8Dt. uatel. Preparatory department 1 13 203 108 Collegiate department } . 17 6 {426 80 Theological department · 81 57 Girls' school . . 13 2 176 21 Nurses' school 3 2 13 43 34 23 899 309 " The school has thus attained so advanced a posi­tion that we expect to make the ooruse of study in the collegiate department equal to that of the govern­ment's Koto Chu Gakko (colleges) within the pres­ent year. We feel, therefore, that it is necessary to add the nniversity course to the present school; that the time has come fo1· the establishment of the uni­versity. Since the university is the place for thorough training in special studies, those who graduate from our collegiate department should have university courses open to them to carry on their studies in such special departments as they wish. To leave the collegiate department without the higher courses of the university is like building an arch and leaving out the keystone. Thus we are such that the estab­lishment of the university cannot be postponed. " We have hitherto spoken of the motives which have led us to undertake this great work ; now we wish to mention the ends which we have in view. We do not believe that it is fitting to commit educa­tion entirely to the hands of government, because the education of our young people is our own duty, and we not only are able to discharge this duty ourselves, but can do it with more activity, thoroughness, and economy. In this way our Doshisha has attained its