The forty-fifth annual fair of the Michigan State Agricultural Society will open on Monday, Sept. 10, on the grounds of the Detroit Exposition company, and will continue until, Friday, Sept. 21. This is the only general fair or exposition to be held in the state this year, and every effort is being made to have it excel all previous exhibitions in the history of the society. The premiums aggregate #13,000 and this amount of money will undoubtedly draw together the finest display representing the agricultural, horticultura!, manufacturing, mining and household interests of Michigan that has been seen in years. Detroit manufacturers and merchants will make large and attractive exhibits. The live stock premiums have been greatly increased, and a magnificent display is assured. The races occur on Wednesday, Thursday and Friday of the first week, and on Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday of the second. There are three events on each day's racing card, and the purses aggregate $4,500. Entries close Sept. 4. Bicycle races will take place on two days of the fair, the dates not yet having been fixed. The art exhibit is in charge of Prof. A. H. Griffith, director of the Detroit Museum of Art, and the finest collection of paintings ever shown at a Michigan fair may be expected. There will also be special outdoor features, to be announced later, and altogether, it will be the greatest exhibition Michigan people have seen in years. All the railroads will give half rates to Detroit during the fair, with still lower special excursión rates on certain days. Steamboat excursions will also be run frotn various lake and river points.