The regular annnal Fourth of July pionio at Whitruore Lake by St. Patriok's parish, Nortbfield, had come to be suob au established matter of local history that when it was announced that the good priest of that parish and his people had abandoned it this year in favor of St. Thomas' parish, of Ann Arbor, it carue somewbat iu the nature of a surprise. The reason for this is to be found in the faot that a new chnioh is being bulit in Ann Arbor, fuuds are needed to complete it, and so the proceeds of the picnic this year will go to swell the building fund. Every arrangement has been made for as complete a picnic ánd as good a time as has been had iu former yeara, and it is au assured thing tbat the celebration in Aun Arboi Saturday ■will in nowise inferiere with the attendance at the Whitmore Lake picnic Monday. The Ann Arbor Railroad will give a speoial rate of 25 cents for the round trip to Whitmore Lake from Ann Arbor, and 30 cents from Howell. Au excellent and substantial dinuer will be served at noon en the picnio grounds for 25 cents during which the Salem "Coou" band will discourse sweet musió. At 3 o'clock a program of speeches and singing, with Rev. L. P. Goldriok as master of ceremonies, will be giveu. Hou. T. J. McDonald, of Toledo, Mayor flisoock, of Ann Arbor, Henry Uonlin, of Webster, and others, will speak; James E. Harkins, Brnno St. James, Joseph Kelly, Henry Meuth, Frank Mclntyre and the Misses Fances Caspary, May Clarken and Lizzie Kinney will sing; Miss Nellie Brown will preside at the piano; and Dean Seabolt and James E. Harkins will introduce some new speoialties of tlieir own. After the program is over a ballooa ascensión and parachute drop will be made by Prof. Rooney. The first excnrsion train will then return to Ann Arbor. Lawrence O'Toole has donated a White 3ewing macihne on which chances will be sold, and it will go to the one holding the lucky number. The trains will run as follows: Regular train at 8:30 a. m., specials at 10 a. ra., and at 12:15 uoon. Returning at 6 p. m. and 8:15 p. m.