EXECDTIVK OFFICE, MICHIGAN. Whereas.Tlie United States Minister to Russia lias represented to the Department of State that a general fumino existsin thirteen provinces of flussia, which have a population of fcwenty-five millions, and it appearing that multitudes must perish unlesa relief is speedily afforded; and Whereas, The people of Michigan have always been generously disposed to contribute to the relief of suffering huiiiatiity in all parts of the world; and Whereas, I have been requested by the lïussian Famine Relief Conmiittee of the United States to desígnate persons to receive and forward contributions trom the people of Michigan: Now, therefore. I, Edwin B. Winans, Governor of the State of Michigan, do hereby recommend a prompt response by the people of our State to this ap peal, and the following named gentlemen of the city of Detroit, who have conseuted to receive and forward contributions, are hereby designated tor that purpose. R. VV. Gillett, vice president chamber of commerce; J. II. Donovan, president board of trade; J. S. Gray, president Merchants and Manufacturers' exchange; R. G. Butler, agent Waliash raihvay; David Stott, James W. Flynn. Supplies of ilour, corn meal, oured meats, canned or dried fruits, and other provisions, as well as money con tributions are asked for, and should be forwarded to one of the gentlemen named above, and marked 'Tor Russian Famine Relief." Giyen under my hand and the great seal of the state, at the city of Lansing, this twenty-second day of February, A. D. 1892. By the Governor: Seeretary of State.