BLUE RIBBON MEETING. 9 The Detroit Driving Club's Great Annual Racing Event. The Blue Ribbon meeting of the Detroit Driving Club, begins this year on July 15th, ;ind continúes for ten days. While there is great interest in the Merchants' and Manufacturera $10.000 stake for 2-24 trotters, on the opening day and the Chamber of Commerce $5.000 stake for 2 24 pacers, on Tuesday July 20th, each of which have twenty-three nominations, there are otherevents each day which will prove equally exciting and afford fully as much amusement. The program has been so arranged as to give three contests each day. The Champions of the trotting world will meet in the free-for all on Wednesday July 14th, in which have been nominated Alix, the Queen, 2:07f, Azota, the King, 2:04f Fantasy, the coming Champion, 2:06 Ottinger," 2,091 and Pilot Boy, 2;U1, the latter being by the grand oíd Michigan Sire, Pilot Medium. The same may be said for the freefor all pace on Tuesday, July 20th, in tvhieh have been nominated Frank Agan 2:03ï Royal Víctor, 2:08í, Tom Ogden, 2:07, and W. W. P., 2.05L These two purses are dashes of one inile. the winners to be paid $800. The remainder of the purses $1,200 to be trotted or paced for not less than three days after the iirst dash in a twoin three race and will go $600 to the first horse, $400 to the second, and $200 to the third. As the winner Of the dash in the first race will receive $200 more than the winner of the firat money in the two-in-three race, it is probably with good day and good track that the public, in öne of the two races, will see the fastest mile ever gone in harness. The track has been put in the very best condition and the grounds are if possible, more beautif ui. than they were last year. He Took Them Both. Ad oíd Germán had a son whose future he was anxious to forecast. He placed upon a table in a room, a bible and a bottle of whiskey, and contrived to have nis son go in.while he stood behiud a cnrtain to watch the resalt. He eaid fo himself : "If my boy dakea the bible he will be a breaoher; if he dakes de whiskey he will be a sport. " The boyoame in, put the bible ;u one pocket andjthe bottle of whiskey in the other. "Mine Gott!" exolaimed the old man, "be's going to be a bolitioian." Subscribe for the Argus now.