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The death of Lewis Dow, grandfather of Mr. Will L. Becker, of this city, occurrad Friday night last, n Brighton, a the age of seventy-eight years. He va sick about tive months. Will attended the funeral at Brighton Sunday, return ing Monday. Entering the county clerk's oflice Mon day, the following: "Good morning, Mr Iïobison. Wc missed t!ie pleasure o hearing jour speech at the ratitication (? meeting Saturday niglit ; how was it did 3'ou apologize, with the other speak eis, for the late Chicago nominations?' J. J. (suiiling): " Xo sir, but I vaute( tosee Ben. Butler nomiiiated," etc. So i goes! Kver the sauie refrain arount here : " Cleveland wasn't our lirst choice.' Our Democratie friends held what they tensad R ratilicatiou meeting Saturday evening on the south side of the cour house. The chief attraction of the evening was thought to be the fire works the music being seconilary (from the amount of playing, iiot tlic quality), am the speeches being " third dary " (from the substance of the same, not from the speaker?) The general diameter of tlii. evening's eutertalmuent in the way o speeches 8 retened to eisewherc. At the Smith House, Whitmore Lake the guests are quite "gtrnck" 0:1 Charlle Gibson's harp They__have or discourses splendid music. In the same are two young ladies, both sojourning a the Lake, one of whom plays the viol'u and the other a French hom. F lee Smith, who is uow getting around somewhat from hig unfortunate accident las spring, presides over the bass viol. Al told they doubtless have a jolly time. Services, etc, at the city churdie. namea will be held as follows during the summer : At St. Andrew's, moralng ser vico at 11 o'clock and an evening prayer service at 5 r. m.: the Sunday school is held at 9.45 a. m ; Baptist, inorning service at the usual hour, and in the evening at C.30 o'clock; Congregational, services at the usual hours, inorning and evening Presbyterian, 110 pulpit services during the summer; the Sunday school is held at the usual liour; Unitarian church, closec for the summer; Methodist, morning sermon at the uual hour, and evening praise 3ervice. in the lecture room, from 7 to 8. The National Encampment of the G. A. K. is held at Minneapolis, Minn., next week, July 23-25. From Michigan ten regular delegates and one delegate-atlarge liave been appointed to represent the State orgunizations. Alternates were chosen, and Col. H. S. Uean, of Ann Arbor, is the altérnate of Col. McReynolds, of Grand Kapids; as the latter cannot atlend, Col. Dean goes next Monday in his place. A special train from Detroit goes through this city at 10:30, Monday forenoon. The reunión of the Army of the Tennessee is held at Minneapolis at the same time, and Gen. John A. Logan will be in attendance. A grand time is anticipated. At a meeting of the school board Monday night it was decided to paititlon oft" a recitation room at the north end of the chupel, placing folding doors between. The resignations of several teachers in the high school and ward schools were accepted, and the following appointments Oiade: Miss Mary E. Hunt to succeed Miss Anna McDonald, Latin and the physical sciences, In the high school ; Misses Howard, Cole and Louise Loving, to fill other vacancies. One of the last three named will take the former poaitio:i of Miss Eliza Ladd, who will next year be Ihe principal of the graniuiar i-chool. Mrs. Plympton succeeds her sister, Miss Lulu Goodrich, in the Fourth ward sclrol.