INN AT OJSO. 325 workers, in which he urged the occupation of certain new centres. He was never a random sower of seed. Thoroughly conversant with the characteristics of the people of the various provinces, and watching carefully the opening of the interior to foreign influences, he planned his campaign like a general, marking on a map of the five provinces the strategic lines of advance, and indicating by different colored inks the relative importance of the places he wished to have occupied. On January 1Oth he seemed as well as usual, and passed the evening with two of his associates on the Faculty in the discussion of plans for the new school of science. Professor Shimomura, seeing the discom­fort of his life in a Japanese inn, urged his return home, but he characteristically replied: "I have here a debt of $20,000, and cannot leave until it is paid." On the following day he had an attack of intestinal catarrh, which rapidly developed into peritonitis, and on the 17th physicians were summoned from Tokyo and Kyoto. To the suggestion that Mrs. Neesima should be sent for he replied: "No, wait a little." His disease, however, made rapid progress, and on the 19th a telegram was sent to his wife, who, with other friends from Kyo to and Tokyo, hurried to his bedside. On the 21st, referring to friends expected from Kyoto, he said to Mrs. Neesima: "If they come, please encourage them and tell them not to weep for me, for I also am a man of feeling. I might be moved by their sorrow, and increase it by my own." The Japanese inn where he was lodging being with­out modern conveniences, a mattress and bedclothes were procured; but to these slight provisions for his ease he objected, saying he was not worthy to die so comfortably. His pain was at times severe, but his