The annual Fourtb. of Jnly picnic at Whitmore Lake will this year be giveu nnder the auspices and for the benefit oí the new St. Thomas' CathoJic church, Ann Arbor. The people of the neighboring parishes have been invited to attend and the publio generally is also bidden to be there and receive a cordial welcome. The Aon Arbor Railroad has given a special reduced rate for the picnic wihch will be held Monday, July 5, the fare to Whitmore Lake being placed at 25 cents for the round trip from Ann Arbor. The round trip fare from Howell will be 30 cents. Correspondingly low rates from other poincs and ou other roads. Dinner consisting of roast beef, chicken pot pie, pork and beaus, spring Iarnb, bread, country butter, tea or coffee, cake, etc, all for 25 oeuts, witl be served at noon. After dinuer an excellent program of speeches, siuging aud rnnsio will be given. T. J. McDonald, of Toledo, O., who has on a foriner occasion pleased a Fourth of July audienoe at Whitmore Lake, will be the chief speaker. Mayor Charles E. Hiscouk and Henry Conlon will also make short speeohes. James E. Harkins and Dean Seabolt will introduce gome specialties. Miss Frauoes Caspary, Bruno St. James, Frank Mclutyre, Joseph Kelly and others will siag. Other amuseruents will also be provided. Father L. P. Goldrick will offlciate as toastmaster in bis usual inimitable manner and the picnic will be one that any person can have a good time at.