Some faoetious student sent the following letter to Gov. JRich recently and its iroDical vein expresses the kindly regard in whioh the governor is held by the students : "University of Michigan, "Ann Arbor, Mich ., Jan. 15, 1896. Hon. John T. Rioh : Dear Sir - Knowing your kind and generous attitude towards the university, so fully ev'inued by your afctions of the past two years, we feel that you are perhaps worried over the faot that the magnificent new dome of the main building remains yet unpa nted. We realize that your firsjt thought and earnest effort wonkl be directed toward seouriug an appropriation sufficient to buy paint to remedy this. But to relieve yuu of all aiixiety and to save you any unnecessary effort, we have deoided to inform you tb at the studeuts themselves have, by the most strenuous efforts aud touching self-denial, succeeded ia raisiug, by subsoription, an amount suffieient to purchase red paiut for the shingles, aud it is hoped that next year we shall be able to secure enough green from the legislature to paint the ventilating pipe. "Assuring you of the heartylove and esteem in which you are held by all at Ann Arbor, we remain, ' ' Sincere y yours.