The membei'ship in the alumni aasociation is steadüy increasing. Letters of the mosteneouragiug nature are arriving1 every dny. Alumni express their willingness and desire to help their alma mater but heretofore they say there has been no op]ortunity to do so. It seems probable that the new association will be a great assistance to tb. University, and that it formatioL vill mark an epoch fn Michigan's history. During' the past the University hus kept no account of its alumni and could not eei teil how many of them werc holding prominent positious. When Mr. MoAllaster want. ed to find the nanu s of the alumni wl.o have been members of congross, he was obligad to search through the coigressioual reooids. It is i'iierestinj; to k ow that though Le has not uumpluicd the searoh, Mr. McAtlaater bus found 52 Michigan alutiiiii who liavo been congressmen.