The following clipping from the editorial columns of the New York Tribune is fairly representative of the reputation the University has attained throughout the Union. The legislatura of Michigan has been discussing for more than two weeks a proposition to increase the tax for the support of the state University from one-twentieth to one-fifth of a mili, and the friends of that great institution of learning hope that a favorable decisión will be reached. Thè University has grown to such proportions that it needs much more money than it bas been receiving to carry on its constantly increasing work, and its friends believe that a permanent increase in the state tax should be made so that the necessity of begging for special appropriations rnay be avoided, for several years at least A committee of the legislature has already visited Ann Arbor, and the Senate and the House will go tliere in a body to look into the work and the needs of the institution. The legislature can do no act which will so surely add to the influence and fame of the state as the granting of this increased tax. The University of Michigan has made the name of the state honored in all parts of the world. It has given to the nation inembers of the Cabinet, Judges, Senators, Gongressmen and foreign Ministers and state officers of high ability to many commonwealths; the nuniber of its living graduates exceeds that of any other American university. Not Michigan alone, but the whole country, will profit by any increase of efficiency in such an institution.