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The University of the City of New York is struggling to obtain $250,000 as a fund to mark the celebration of its semi-centennial, and who knows but that Governor Butler, who years ago erected one of the finest monuments in Greenwood Cemetery, might reward the courtesy of an LL. D. from the New York University with a handsome gift to the institution so near which he is to sleep the last long sleep? It would not be creditable to bestow the honor from a mercenary motive, but then Governor Butler is a scholarly man, and he himself has recently remarked that he is probably one of three or four of the Massachusetts governors who have been able to translate a Harvard diploma without a dictionary. - [New York Mail.

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