On Friday, August 2Gth, the citizens of Ann Arbor will have the opportunity of voting on the proposition to raise the eum of $5,000 for the purpose of advertising the city and promoting our manufacturing interests. The measure ia a wise and judicious one, we are gratified to learn, in our intercourse with the people, that it is proving to be eminently popular. That it will receive a hearty indorsercent on the part of our citizens we have every reason to believe. Other cities in our state have adopted similar me asures, and the result bas been most satisfactory. If we want to build up our interests and add to our numbers, we must set forth the advantages we possess, and hold out inducement- for parties with capital and activity to come and lócate among us. One manufacturing establishment brought here would fully pay back in a single season the small expenditure asked for by the common council. And we can see no reason why instead of one there should not be a dozen. Everywhere there is a growing activity in this department. The population of our state is steadily increasing, and there is a Amstant demand for enlarged enterprise. We have facilities here for carrying on work which are nowhere surpassed. It is time that we should set these facts before the public, and let it be understood that we want to number among our population enterprising parties who will establish in Ann Arbor prosperous manufacturing interests. These parties are now looking around to see wherc they can lócate to the best advantage. Let us invite them here and show thom what we have to offer. Give to this measure your approval, and on the day designated, go to the Firemen's Hall, and vote "Yes," for the city improvement fund. By so doing you will give aid to a worthy object, and place your influence on the side of improvement.