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Keene, Tuesday night. Most of the new houses are rented. Prof. E. N. Bilbie gives a concert this month. Granger's dancing academy opens Saturday of next week. __ Born to Mr. and Mr. and Mrs. C. F. Gage, Tuesday, a 15- pound boy. Rev. Mr. Grey, of Oregon, preached in Zion church, Sunday evening. Capt. E. P. Allen, of Ypsilanti, has been engaged to stump Ohio for McKinley. The annual M. E. conference of this district vvill be held in Detroit next week. The Wolverine cycle club has new club rooms over Overbeck & Staebler's store. A harvest festival will be held in the German M. E. church, Sunday, September 24. The Sunday evening servfce in St. Andrews church will hereafter be held at 7:30 p. m. Ann Arbor is the only Michigan city outside of Detroit in which Keene plays this year. Eight chickens were stolen from Christian Frank on West Liberty street, Monday night. Prof. R. H. Kempf has purchased the house on División street in which he resides, of A. L. Noble. There were 195 passengers for the World's Fair from Ann Arbor, Tuesday, and 88 from Ypsilanti. The delivery horse of Beut F. Schumacher smashed his wagon on William street last Monday. Assignee J. W. Bennett will sell the plant of the Register at assignee sale, Saturday, September 23. No assessment was made by the Maccabees this month. Are hard times conducive to long-livety? The last union service of the season will be held next Sunday evening at the Congregational church. The Young Men's society of Zion church celébrate thêir annual anniversary Sunday evening, September 24 Dr. Guy L. Kiefer, medie '91, has been appointed instructor in hygiene in the Detroit medical college. The last county teachers examination for the year will be held in the Ypsilanti high school, Friday, September 29. Rev. L. P. Goldrick and Thomas E. Barkworth address the picnic of St. Mary's church in the grove near Pinckney, tomorrow. Rev. Dr. Robert A. Holland will deliver the lectures on the Slocum 'oundation of the Hobart Guild durng the coming season. Rev. J. T. Sunderland will speak at the Unitarian church next Sunday morning on "The World's Parliament of Religions." Seward Cramer has accepted the position of Ypsilanti local on the Evening Times. He is a good news gatherer and a ready writer. Rev. Mr. Gelston preached at the union service at the M. E, church last Sunday evening, comparing the different religions of the world. The Christian Union society will give a reception to the high school students, at Newberry hall this evening from 7:30 to 10 o'clock. John H. Griffin was sent to jail for ten days by Justice Bennett Monday, on the charge of being disorderly. He is a painter by trade. Jacob Laubengayer is constructing a three-story brick store adjoining his meat market on Main street. The cellar has been dug for it. Goodyear & St. James are making extensive improvements in their store on Main street. A new front and new shelving are among the changes. The enrollment at the State Normal school in Ypsilanti for the first day of the term was thirty larger than the enrollment last year for the first day. Reuben Armbruster, Henry Bierman, John Mayer and William Weimer carried off a number of prizes in the shoot of the Detroit Schuetzen Verein, this week. Mrs. Catherine Reedy, of South Thayer street died Tuesday morning. The funeral services were held yesterday in St. Thomas church. She was ninety years old. Keene should be greeted with a big house here next Tuesday evening. He is the greatest of the tragedians now On the American stage, and Othello is one of the greatest of the Shakespearian tragedies. Louis Buyse, a tailor, paid $3 fine and $3.20 costs in Justice Pond's court, Monday, on the charge of cruelty to animáis. He plead guilty to the charge, which was that of brutally kicking his own dog. The Hamilton block was sold on Wednesday by A. W. Hamilton to ! F. Jarvis', of Ithaca, N. Y., for, $26,500. This is $5,500 more than the mortgages upon it, and is the best sale of real estáte that has recently been made in the city. Ora E. Butterfield, one of the most promising young attorneys Ann Arbor has ever started in the legal profession, was married 1 day to Miss Amy Iola Dunklee, of Brattleboro, Vermont. The happy couple will reside on the corner of Catherine and Thayer streets. The new tax on inheritances has gone into effect in this state, and executors and administrators of estates should read up on it. On lineal heirs the tax on inheritances of over 5,000 will be one per cent. For other heirs the tax on legacies of $500 or over will be five per cent. One of the melon raisers of the city fired at a melon thief one night recently. Later four melon theives entered his patch in the day time and when he spoke to them they started to attack hirn. He ran to his house and got his gun before he make any impression on the melon thieves. Our citizens have various ways of getting up trailing vines. A resident of North Thayer street has a pumpkin vine running up the end post on his purch and along the ornamental work on the front. The vine has beautiful large yellow flowers, and at its root pumpkins are growing. The school census shows that the second ward has the largest number of school children and the third ward the second largest number. The smallest number is in the fïfth ward. The census by wards was as follows: First ward, 602; second ward, 671; third ward, 609; fourth ward, 474; fifth ward, 219; sixth ward, 461. Joseph Clinton, a well-known tailor, died at his home on Catherine street, of dropsy, last Tuesday evening. He was born in Mead, Ireland, in 1831. In 1851 he went to London, f rom there to New York and in 1852 came to Ypsilanti. He returned to the east but in 1859 returned to Ann Arbor. He was married in 1860. The funeral services were held in St. Thomas' church this morning. Of the original 700 Maccabees twenty one weie from this city of whom eleven are now members of the organization one has died and the rest have dropped off. The eleven are James B. Willis, Paul Shall, Henry E. Dodsley, S. W. Millard, Alvin Wilsey, Chas. G. Clark, Charles B. Davison, Eugene E. Beal, Robert Shannon, William H. Pease and James A. Brown. Of the original 700, 374 are still members of the order in good standing. Mr. and Mrs. G. A. Shaw, of Saline, were thrown out of their buggy last Sunday by their horses running away. Blood was streaming from Mr. Shaw's mouth and a wound on his head when he was picked up. His wife escaped with less serious injuries. Mr. Shaw was not so seriously injured as the doctors first expected. Daniel J. Ross, the contractor, fell from a scaffolding in front of Goodyear & St. James' store, Wednesday morning, a distance of fifteen feet, striking on his back in the paveel gutter. He was picked up in an unconscious condition and has since been suffering greatly. No bones were broken, but he passed a bad day yesterday. John Rice Miner, of Chicago, the oldest son of John R. Miner of this city, disappeared August 22. It was supposed that he had come to this city to assist his father. All search for him has been unsuccessful and foul play has been feared. He had no financial or other difficulty and his disappearance cannot be explained. His many friends hope that he may soon be heard from. The inventory of the Register Publishing Company and list of creditors has been filed in the circuit court. The appraisement, including the Register newspaper, amounts to $17,182.60, and the list of creditors foots up to $13,345.1 1, not including several, the amount of whose indebtedness is not ascertained, and also not including the $2,500 Koch & Henne mortgage. A woman's club has been formed in this city, called the Educational Club, whose purpose is to fit women for the exercise of political suffrage. The intention is to instruct its members in the method of voting, and in questions of civil government and parliamentary rules. In fact, it is a woman's suffrage club, which looks forward to the exercise of the franchise next spring. Miss E. Cora DePuy, of South Fifth avenue, is the president of the club. Gentlemen will be invite to give the club the benefit of their knowledge. A meeting was held at the residence of Miss DePuy, last evening. Now is the time to send m yonr order for niee plums. Addrese C. W. Miller, Dexter, Mich.