The university boys are to make an unusual effort this year in aid of tbe gymnasium. The managers of the Chroniele have concluded to dónate all their earnings the present year to that purpose, and are makin? a great effort to inercase the prosperity of that most excellent college journal, whioh stands way in the van of' similar pnbications - second to none of its kind in the Union. From an edition of 700 last yeT, they are attcoipting to raise their lista to 2,000 this year, and wilï cali upon our citizens to subscribe. Whaterer is for the benefit of' our uniTereity, is for the benefit of all our citizens. A gymnasium erected" upon the campus would be an tdditionul to tbosa about making tkeihoicc of' an institution in which to complete their education. Our university stands to-day on an equal footing with the old ad famous eastern colleges ; sho has gtowii up of her own accord and upon her own nierits ; but to maintain this position she must keep pace with the progress of' the age ; she cannot stand still. The eastern colleges havo been made enormously wealthy by the bequesta of oharitable peoples and thcy bave but to decide upon the best plan in order to secure any new thing dcsirable. Michigan university has never received onc cent by bequests - except a small amount reported at the last board of renents' meeting, which in all probability bas been ecured and dishipated by relativos of the deceased. Now the peoplo can aid the university in a manner not in the least burdensome, and at the same time receive back the worth of their money. By subscribing for the Chronicle they will secure a most excellent paper, well worth the price paid for it, and also materially assist itt twelKng the funds for a gymnasium building. When you are called upon to subscribe put dowo your name, hand over the $2.00, and help build up the university and the city. 1,000 subscriptions ought to oasily eecured b this city.