Tho Frce Press of Wednesciay tnorning, made the announcement that W. F. Storey, for tho last t cight ycars publisber and cdi. tor, had retired froin the concern, and had been suceeeded by ■ Henry N Walker. Esq , lata Postrnaster of Detroit. We havo not always agreed with Mr. S. in matters of party policy, but have always conceded that he was an ablo writer, and have claimed that the Free Press was the best nevvspaper, " by a long shot," in the wholo Northwest ; and wo have confidence that its position will be maintained by the new Editor and propriotor, who is known as a firm, consistent domocrat, and a strong and vigorous writer. Mr. Storey, it is understood, gocs into tho Chicago Times, and in his now field wo wish hitn abundant success. G" A destructivo fire oceurred at Marshall on Wednesday night of last week, burning up Porrin's brick blonk, on State street, and two wooden buildings in tho rcar. A wooden block adjoining tho brick on tho west was torn down to prevent tho spreading of the flames. The block was a new and a fino one. &?L A destructivo firc oceured at Lausing on Moiiday night. The Lansing House, and barns and two or three adjoining buildings were burned. L3ST fi. A. Tinkham & Co., and I. 11. Burch & Co., prominent bnnkera of Chicago, aro reported as having made assignments.