Rev. J. F. Berry, of Mt. Clemens, was choseu grand chaplain of the grand lodgc F. & A. M., at lts session in Detroit last week. A wiser selectio it would have been hard to make. Ue is one of the most sensible, progressiveyoung men connected with tlie M. E. church in Michigan, and is bound to rise. Col. Henry M. Duffleld, of Detroit, has reccived froni the natlonal capital his appointment as aid de-camp to LieutenantGeneral Sherldan, marshal of the day, thus representing Michigan on the occasion of the dedication of the Washington monument, the ceremonies of which take place on Feb. 21st. The name of Geo. F. Lewis, of the Saginaw valley, has been proposed by somebo.ly for the office of collector of the port of Port Hurón. Iiepublican praise would probably hurt him, or we would teil how simple justice to a hard worker in the bad but successful cause of dcmocracy would tnako it very appropriate for bil party to thus remember him. Pat. Brisbin, the treasurer of Wilson townshlp, Kalkaska Co , has disappeared, and with him $2,500 of the people's nioney, which isn't very pat for the people. He has struck the eastern mode of financierIng, as indulged in prinnipally by bank cashUrs. Another township treasurer of the same county, Jas. Isbell, of Boardman tp., is in jail there for a like transaction. A. J. Kellogg, secretary of the state üsh commission, has ebtablished an oflice in rom 46, Buhl block, Detroit, where any information respecting pisciculture may be sent or obtained. He estimates tlie flsh Interests of the state duiing 1884 as ol $1,000,000 valué, and recommends a law making it a criminal proceeding to explode dynamite in rivers and lakes to kill the fith. Ezra Bostwick, of Union City, has done a deed that will perpetúate hls name as long as Michigan is a state in the union. He has deeded a 640 acre farm, (subject to a Ufe lease) to Albion college. This fairu is worth $50,000 cash, and when sold the proceeds will establish " The Bostwick Professorship of Astronomy.1' This renders certain the raising the Asbury centenary fund of $100,000. Col. C. V. DeLand, known all over the state as " Vic ," having secured the proinise of Go Alger for the Labor Comniissionership, is meeting with great opposition, all over the state, both from labor organizations and political enemies in his own party. DeLand has been a brilliant but erratic republican, and has a peculiar faculty for making eneraies.