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The Young Member.

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L. Whituey Watkins, of Manchester, who has just been c.onfirmed as a memberof the board of the agricultnral college, is only 25 years old. He is a grad├║ate of the M. A. C. Mr. Watkins is secretary of the Jaokson connty farmers' institute society a depaty game warden and one of the best of Game Warden Osborne's men, aud a member of the republican county cornmittee. Mr. Watkins is also a member of the American ├╝rnithologist Union, the Michigan Acadeniy of Science and the Michigan Agassiz Society. He is also au entomologist of considerable note, and secured a diploma of honor for his private display of insects at the world's fair at Chicago. Young Watkins is associated with his father in working what is said to bc the largest improved farm in Michigan. There are 2,500 acres, all under cultivation. The Watkinses have made farming pay. The new members of the board of agricultura will take their seats at a meeting to be held this afternoon. The first action taken will be to elect A. O. Bird, of Highland, secretary in place of Butterfield. No changes in the faculty are coutemplated just now, it is said, .but later on there will be a shaking tip at the college. President Snyder it is announced will no6 be disturbed when the shake-u p ocours. It is contemplated to give him greater power tban ever. He will have fnll charge of the ooilege and will not be interfered with by the board as heretofore.