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THE ST. JOSEPH WEEKLY GAZETTE-THURSDAY, JANUARY 28. SViERWOOD OV. CRAIG. RICHMOND MYSTERY.

THE HORNET'S NEST. fosea that he oould possibly pursue-to kill his Enemies, to go to an insane asylum iy. in Anmm: Anrl while MISSOURI DOCTORS. the national conventions of your party, Bhsuld, when war prevailed, have bs rayed the party in its dire distress, a ballot on your bayonet, and while ng the one against tbe Confederates, s-sisted the enemies of your party with other. It is true that when the flood roae high and strong enough in this state, under the iniiuence ot that heroic Federal soldier.

General Frank P. Blair against who cu you voted in 18G8 not only to sweep out of existence the Radical party of Missouri, but also to tloat out into the deep sea of political power the old Democratic ship which you and your political associates had tried so hard to wreck upon the breakers, because you could neither capture, scuttle nor sink it, you have followed in its wake, assuming always to direct its course and command its movements. Now yon seek to disfranchise one who, according to your owjj statement, is no worse than you, and v.ho, at least, still following in the line of your arraignment of him, had condened the offense of his youth by openly assisting to restore to the Democracy of Missouri the right to control her political destinies. If Col. Burnes' political crimes never having received high political honors at the time you say they were committed are unpardonable, how is it that you, more guilty by far, because honored and trusted, should have claimed additional honors at the hands of the Democracy, and claimed it at that over the heads of men who were loyal alike to their country and to the A Terse, Strong, Yet Drastic Reply to a Wanton ant Malicious Charge.

"From the St. Louis Republican. Jeffkksox City. January 22, 1B86. To Gen.

James Craig, St. Joseph, Sir In to-day's issue of tbe Republi can I see an open letter addressed by yourself to Major Edwards of the St. Joseph Gazette, in which you use this language: "I will assume that the crusade against Gen. Cockreil is in the interest Gf Jhs. N.

Burnes (for nobody believes that either of the distinguished gentlemen mentioned for senator has the ghost of a chance to defeat Cockreil singly) and the plan is for Judge Sherwood to capture as many members of the legislature as possible in the Southwest; Col. Thoroughman in St. Louis and along and near the iine of the Iron Mountain railroad; Col. Brockmeyer amongst the Germans, and Mr. Burnes in the Northwest, and if their combined strength should give them a majority of the legislature, then comes a compromise, a pooling of strength.

In that event MS. BURNES WILL CLAIM, and with some force, that for years the Democracy on the south side of the Missouri river has had the Governor, both Senators and a large number of other State officers; that it is but fair to give the north side one senator. That this is the plan of Mr. Burnes, I know, or at least I have the word of one of his most intimate and intelligent friends that such la the fact. I ailing to get the majority, this plan will be abandoned, and Burnes' friends will make a direct offer to sup port Cockreil for re-election, provided Cockrell's friends will join in electing 3urnes Governor, or in promoting him to the Senate when Vest's term expires.

do not charge that you got up this plan of battle, or that you were consulted, but I do say that you are the recruiting officer, and that you are to com mand the troops when enlisted. I must own to surprise when I read this statement surprise for several rea sons: First, because I had never done you the smallest injury or injustice. Second, because you "assume; and in etrect, so charge, that I am engaged with others whom you name, in a "crusade," "plan" or "conspiracy" aguinst General Cock reil, for tbe purpose of dtfeating him for the United States Senate; and this in the. interest of James Ar. Burnes.

This charge, or assumption, as you may noose to term it, is a serious one, anu should not be lightly made, and will not be lightly maue by any fair-minded, honorable man. I pass over that part of your statement that I have not the ghost of a chance," should I encounter single-handed the doughty intellectual champion whose cauee, according to your own showing, you eo very unnecessarily espouse, with the reniprk that if it be true, as you say, it argues very little for your sagacity that you went ao far out of your way to attack one so obscure and of eo little worth as myself; and with the further remarks that I am content to leave my "aliost of a chance" in the bunds ot the people of this state, who on two occa sions heretofore have not failed me in the hour of my need; and to say further, that had you confined your "assumptions" merely to seeking to belittle my chances, I would not now bo inditing yoa this letter. Bat 1 pass to tho eerioua portion of your statement; and I pronounce it, so far as am concerned, unqualifiedly false, in every part, port ion and par- ticular. Whether you knew it to be false, I will not undertake to determine. You had at one time, as I understand, a "license to practice law," and, therefore, "I will assume" while you mingled with the members ot a profession, composed, I am glad to eay, for tbe most part honorable men, that perhaps yon acquired bnf-fieient knowledge by attrition, or by absorption, to know and now to remember, iu a vague kind of a way, that "he who in a material matter states what he does not knoio to be true, is equally as guilty both in morals and in law as if he stuted what he knetv to be false!" Digest and ruminate on this long-forgotten and legal maxim at your leisure, and mayhap it will stimulate your jaded memory and cause it to brighten with reminiscences of an earlier and, I trust, better period of your life, when that maxim was rigidly applied in the courts and was acted on as an axiom and established rule of conduct iu the daily experiences of commou life all through the "Platte Purchase;" and tchen any one who, icithout cause or excuse, cast a reflection 071 the honor of another, was treated as he deserved.

Ou this point I commend you to your own rtllections! Ou the highway of life we meet with many experiences, sometimes friends and sometimes enemies, but all of my experience in the state of Missouri, and I have lived here, man and boy, ever since I taught school iu Cape Girardeau in 1853, 1 never before was charged, as I am in effect in your letter, with being a "tool," cat's-paw," or "playing Eecond fiddle" to any man. My worst enemies have hitherto accorded to me the merit of being independent. It is true, and I plead guilty to the charge that, yielding to the solicitations of friends from various parts of the state, I entered the lists as candidate for the United States Senate, but in doing so I formed no "plans" or "conspiracies." I entered upon no "crusade" to defeat anyone by unworthy or dishonorable means. I simply claimed the unquestioned right heretofore claimed and hitherto enjoyed by every American citizen of aspiring to any office in the gift of the people, and did not think tLat in indulging such aspirations I was guilty of either "sacrilege" or "treason. In the process of time, however, it has come to pass that we have preached in certain quarters quarters where the verb "assnme" in its various moods and tenses, is much used a new dispensation in politics, whereby, if anyone is opposed to the continuation of another in office, straightway tbe cry is raised of a "crusade" a "plan," a "conspiracy," a "war! Is this Democratic? Does it accord with Democratic precepts and practices? Has it come to this, that the servant has become greater than his lord? Has he forgotten the hand that made him? Does he claim the office he occupies by divine right These are questions that the people all over this state are discussing to-day, and discuss them they will, in spite of ail the outcries of wornout political hacks, who "assume" what they do not know, and then treat their own miserable assumptions as established facts T.

A. Sherwood. SOME WORDS TO GEN. CRAIG. Written for the St.

Joseph Gazette. The most astonishing part of your political conduct, Gen. Craig, is that a man who had been honored as you had been before the war with a seat in the lower house of Congress, as well as in Col. Thorn as Thoroughman has a Few Soft Things to Say to His Old Friend Craig. St.

Louis Republican. St. Louis, January 22. Gen. Jas Craig: My Dear Sik Your letter of the 21st to Maj.

Edwards is in to-day's Kepublican, and there I read it. And while there is not a man in the State who steps before the public with more hesitation than I do, yet I must write you in correction of the assumptions you make, and what I eay to you, I know ou will believe it, every word, for I have known and honored yon through all my recollection, and you have known me all the years of my manhood, and evrry hour of the time have I felt you my friend. You have been more t1 mi friend, jom were my master and ray eeptor I was struggling to make myself a rr. From you and your heart mora than all others on earth I -ot spirit an encouragement. It was who urged me on when life was burden.

And when success in a decree came, you it was who first cried idoud in my praise; jou did more. You "vrote to ma in language too rich for me t.ven to repeat of myself, and I have it yet, and keep it as the most valued gift I can make my boy, Emmet, when I leave this world. I would not give it up and lose your eeteem for a seat in the senate. I know I have fallen short in many things in my life. I have often been careless, and but a poor excuse for money-making; but never, no, never for a moment, have I forgotten what I owe you, and when you think coolly you will say I am utterly incapable of conspiring or "making a plan" with anybody to do an improper thing.

No, general, there is no such thing as an aereement between any person or persons on the earth and myself, expressed or implied, to defeat Cockreil or to aid myself in the election, or to help anybody else, nor will I ever make one. I do not believe the purpose of your letter was to injure me. Nothing could come from your heart to me but goodness; but you are one of the lights and landmarks of the state, your reputation ia national and what you say all men read, and it must not even seem to cast a 6hndow. When I was reading law in your office, it was then you were elected to congress the first time; it was in your office I first read the constitution of the United States with something like a clear understandingthe insight came to me from a speech you made in Andrew county, in reply to the gifted Scott. Never will I forget your eloquence; your just laudation of Thomas Jefferson; your lucid interpretation of the constitution you said that under it the poorest man in the land might aspire to the highest office; that under it the rich and the poor were alike free to walk in the road of preferment; that it was honorable and laudable for young men to aspire.

I believed then what you said was true and now 1 linow you were right ihe people believed you aud cave you a most triumphant election. I heard nothing then about anybody being entitled to hold indefinitely the seat you wanted. The people made the change and never was there one who regretted it. You, I think, are mistaken isnt the attitude and feeling of the people toward Gen. Cockreil.

All concede that he a good soldier. It is agreed that he has made a fair senator. But ho has been elected to the senate and re-electets. Twelve years is a longtime. The people have given him that in the senate, and this, too, when h8 is at the very meridian of his intellestual powers.

Many of our people think they have done quite well by Gen. Cockreil. Missouri has many other sons that might now be put in the place without wrong to the welfare of the state of Cockreil; that the change woald cause no great shock. This feeling that Gen. Cockreil, after twelve years of high honors, should stand aside, is not confined to any class; the soldiers who fought under the senator are as free to say so a3 Bny others.

Jefferson, the great apostle of the constitution, did not believe it was good for the health of the state to keep one man in office too long; Lis idea is found all over this state and this nation, and is not confined to one political party alone. The Republicans upheld it in their convention and refused to give Gen. Grant the presidential office for the third term. The Jeffersonian idea is found all through our state constitution, and men are by it prohibited from holding places for more than two terms and in many cases but one. This system of tho people changing their servants when they may like is not to be ridiculed or denied; this idea that it is best for the public good for changes to be made is a growing one, and will keep on growing until it will be the written law of the land in many cbpcs, that no man shall hold the given office for the third term.

I believe it is the right of any man to go before the people of the state and ask them for their suffrages, and this without let or hindrance from any quarter. And at the proper time I will go, but I will not gainsay the right of any other man to do the same thing. And in all I may say or do from now to the end there will be found no detraction, no unfairness, but an honorable, clean, serious, correct effort, to get of courte, am not nliud to the power Gen. Cockreil has in his hands in the way of patronage that belongs to the people. Let him use it fairly Rnd I will not fear.

Nor am I discouraged by any argument from here made for him. My sole regret is you are not supporting me now. Think you not questions important to this part of the state will be considered in the election of a Senator? Some of the most vital interests calling for congressional legislation are local to this part of the state and that lying in the southeast. The same is true of many commercial questions that are best known to men who live here. Geographically this part of the state is entitled to a representative in the upper house of congress.

The same is true if you put it on the ground of population. And it c. no be denied us if you will consider that part of tbe state that makes the Democratic majority. With these questions and many others I will go before the people and ask them for a c.ndid consideration; and I will have something to bay of especial interest to the rising and intelligent young men of our state. I am sincerely your friend, Thomas Thoroughman.

THE NEXT REUNION. A meeting of the executive committee of the Southwestern Iowa and and Northwestern Missouri VeteranB association was held at Maryville yesterday, end Creston was selected as the place of holding the next reunion. The event will take place early next September. We have no heart to say anything cruel of Gen. Craig this morning.

Judge Sherwood appears about to furnish ns with a corpse before we have the coffin ready. adopt-g tQe jfttter Coaree" theie were BO many inducements to follow one of this vale of varieties, without the ex pression of sundry and divers maledic tions upon those whom he imagined naa unjustly miured him. The doctor's statement is too lengthy to reproduce in the columns of the Gazette, and there are besides many allegations of misconduct on the part of several of our citizens whose private reputations and characters are not proper subjects of journalistic inquiry, and which, however firmly the dootor may have felt and believed, the Gazette hesitates at present to spread broadcast. Hard names, fraud, deceit and treachery are so voluminously charged that a complete reproduction of the doctor's message might outlive the conversations of gossips, but wonld also stir up a breeze that would be a regular Kansas cyclone in comparison to the puff of wind raised by the now forgotten Craig letter. The documents, however, leave no doubt that Doctor Richmond has committed suicide, and scarcely any but that ho was crazed by brooding over his business arrangements.

The doctor is no more, and the Gazette piously wishes peace to his remains. DEATH OF HON. DAVID R. ATCHISON. A telegram from Gower brings the sad intelligence of the death of Hon.

David R. Atchison, at his home in Clinton county, yesterday at noon. He had been sick about six weeks, his ailment being old age and general debility. The Ga zette undertakes to say that never be fore in the history of Missouri has a man yielded ud his ghost to his God who was more generally beloved, more highly esteemed, and whose taking off will be more universally regretted. Gen eral Atchison was born in August, 1807, at Frogtown, Fayette county, Kentucky.

He was a graduate of Transylvania university, in its palmy days. He was a very ripe scholar; of fine literary taste, and familiar with the English classics. He emigrated to Missouri in the spring of 1830, and located at Liberty. He was elected to the state legislature in 1831, and 1811 was made judge of the circuit covering the entire Piatte purchase. He hell court for Buchanan county Jim-town, near this city, where the present farm of R.

L. McDonald is now located, and the bench for all the counties di rectly north of here, to the Iowa line was erected the cabia of the Widow Jackson, up in Holt county. He was most popular with the masses, and was considered a fair lawyer and a just judge. In 1811 Dr. Linn, then United btates senator, having died after a brief term of service, Governor Reynolds appointed General Atchison to the vacancy.

He served not only acceptably in the senate for twelve years, but served in that august body as its president, and acted as vice-president of the United States after the death of King. He en joyed the remarkable distinction of having been president of the United States for one day. In 1849 the 4th of March came on Sunday. Taylor and Fillmore had been elected to succeed Folk and Dallas, and the inauguration, of course, could not take place until Monday, the 5th, and the time of the outgoing president and vice president having expired on Sundey at noon, Mr. Atchison, as president of the senate, held the reins of government until the inauguration had taken place.

In 185-4 he became prominent in the legislation of the Kansas and Nebraska bill, by advocating the repeal of the Missouri coin-compromise. He served in the senate until his celebrated quarrel with Benton drove them both from that body. At the breaking out of the war General Atchison went into the Confederate army, going south with Price, and remained until he became dissatisfied, not with the cause, but with the management of the army. He was essentially a state's right Democrat of the Calhoun school. General Atchison was invar miirried, and since the war had been living on his farm in Clinton county, where he had built a magnificent house, and surrounded himself with one of the finest libraries in the United which was, however, destroyed by fare several years ago.

Dn.vid R. Atchison was one of the grandest and noblest man which this country has ever produced. Bold, fearless, brave and independent, he wa3 always ready to respond when his aid was needed, and it was by his persistence and courage, more than anything else, that Benton was driven from the senate. For private and politi cai purity or cnaracter he had no superior. He scorned the slightest deviation from the strictest rectitude in all things, and it would have been tecessary to nave recreated him to have caused him to have committed a mean act, no matter how insignificant.

He loved boose, and the companion ship of authors he found more congenial association during the last decade of his life than that which can be found in the turmoil and frets and disappointments of a political career. He is mourned by all. General Atchison's remains will be buried at Plattsburg, on Thursday morn leg at ll clock, ine tuneral services will take place plsce at the Presbyterian church, and will be conducted by Rev. J. A.

D. Hughes. The interment wilbtake place in the cemetery, south of town. BEFORE JUDGE CRUBB. Seven cases, in which the the city is plaintiff, for the recovery of back taxes, in which Galen A.

Bishop, Dixie Leftwich, James A. Owen, John L. Hamilton, Anton Klos, Fred. B. Snyder and Virginia Snyder are defendants, came up in the circuit court yesterday, and in each case Counsellor Limbird nled a petition for a change of venue on the ground that he cannot safely proceed to trial because of alleged prejudice of the court, and because of the alleged indebtedness of the court himself to the city for back taxes, which makes him an interested Party- 43fe3ftSl The cause of the city against David Siegel for the recovery of certain lots in Ivemper addition was nonsuited.

in i ue case or nooert a. ittusser vs. Wm. H. Collins, judgment whs given fo tbe plaintiff in the sum of $188.30.

Iu the case of E. W. Joy vs. Mary lien, judgment was given by default. The CBees of the city against Herbert Owen and li.

M. Davidson were dis missed by the plaintiff. In the case of F. P. Kaiser vs.

James W. Heddens, the plaintiff tiled a reply. When the case of Anthony Zccca vs. rhiiiip Ducca was called the jr. 77 was waived, the evidence submitted to the court, and judgment given to the plaintiff for $1,374 18.

When court adjourned the trial the case of Wm. Devorss vs. the city v. as in progress. This is a suit for the recovery of 2,000 damages alleged to have been sustained by thejplaintiff in falling off a bridge over which he was driving.

ATTORNEY GENERAL'S OPINION. The Powers and Duties tha State Board Health Officially Defined, Particularly With Reference to Frauds and Charlatans in the Profession. Jefferson Crrr, Jannary 25. Special.J-The State Board of Health met hero to-day in regular session. Doctors Homan, Gaben, Griffith, Men ill and Cox were present.

In response to a letter from the state board of health requesting him to furnish the board with an opinion as to the powers and duties of the same, Attorney-General Boone has written the following: IT OF January 20, To the State Board of Health of Missouri: Dear Sirs: I have the honor to ac knowledge the receipt of your communication requesting my opinion as to the power and duties of the state board of health and I will answer the several in quiries in the order in which you propounded them. First Does the power conferred by- section 3 of the act creating the board and deemed essentially police in nature comprehend within its purpose and exercise the protection of the pubuo against the forms of medical fraud and charlatanism practiced upon tne credulity, ignorance or weakness of the DeoDle of the state by those who have failed after full opportunity to do so has been afforded them to reasonably satisfy the board as to their right or fitness to undertake and pursue the practice of medicine and surgery, under the provisions of the act to regulate medical practice, approved April 2, 1883? My answer to this first inquiry ia in the affirmative. Second If such practice ia held unlawful should precautions for such offenses be instituted on the charge of obtaining money under false pretenses or specially for failing or refusing to comply with the provisions of the practice? As to this second question I answer that the party cannot be prosecuted for obtaining money under false pretenses in tha case stated, but can be prosecuted for failing to comply with the provisions of the act referred to, or rather violating the provisions of said act. Third Is it competent and proper for private citizens or official bodies, as medical societies or faculties, to institute and prt 69 to conclusion such proceedings, either as private citizens, medical bodies or faculties, or can the board institute such proceedings? Snch pro ceedings must be commenced and prosecuted by information or indictment. Fourth How should such proceedings properly be commenced, by information or indictment? On indictment is the better and more regular proceeding.

It is not incumbent upon the slate board of health to employ special counsel for the prosecution of cases arising out of the violations of the board of health and practice acts. It is the duty of the prosecuting attorney and grand jury to see that the law is enforced in the respective counties. Fifth The answer given to the fourtb question disposes of the fifth inquiry. Sixth The recent case of ex rel Granville vs. the state board of health, decided by our supreme court, decides in effect that it is a matter of discretion and judgment of the board as to whether or not they will grant a certificate upon presentation of a diploma, or persona) examination, as the case may be.

I have the the honor to be, very truly yours, Signed B. G. Boone, Attorney General. The following officers were elected: Maj. Wm.

Gentry, president. Allen MerrelJ, vice-president. Geov Homan, secretary. J. D.

Griffith, treasurer. A reslution of condolence was offered the president, Major Gentry, on the deatb of his son, which occurred to-day. A resolution thanking the secretary for past efficient service was adopted. Before adjourning the board passed a resolution calling on the police department of various cities in the state for reports on the number of physicians engaged ip illegal practice. The board adjourned till the regular meeting in April.

OBITUARY. Died, on Friday evening, the 22d inst at his residence, on Rockhouse Prairie, near Frazer, Evans Jordan, an old and highly respected citizen of that locality, and a pioneer of the Platte Purchase. Mr. Jordan, who was a native of North Carolina, arrived in Buchanan county in 1811, and made his home continuously since that time on the farm which he originally entered and on which he did. He was a generous hearted man, a id universally known and respec through this section of country.

He about 74 years of age. A SAD ACCIDENT. The news comes from Rushville that last Friday evening, three miles southeast of that place, a young lady, step daughter of Charles Ingersol, who resides on the farm of William Page, in Bloomington township, was instantly killed by the upsetting of a wagon. Thomas Edwards and another man, and three young girls had been to Rushville, and the two men befora leaving town, filled up with "bug juice" and then left town with the three girls, the oldest about 17 years old, and the other two younger. Everything went all right until they reached Sugar creek, some three miles southeast of Rushville, at a point where the waRon road runs near the bank of Sugar creek, when the bolt that held the doubletree broke, and the wagon ran back over the steep bank and caught young Miss Mary Taylor, breaking her neck, back and arm, killing her inetantly.

Strange to say, the other two girls escaped without being seriously The Doctor's Hat Fourd on Ioe by Two Farmers Living Near El wood. the Later Development the Case c.feae Sensation Throughout the City. A PROBABLE CLUE. Eight days after tho mysterious and, as yet, unsolved, disappearance of Dr. S-A.

Richmond, who was last seen at the Francis street depot, there breaks into the darkneea a ray of light; a faint gleam, which may or may not prove the clearing away of the mystery, the dissolution of the cloud which has enshrouded the whereabouts of this man Bince he handed his valise to Martin Haley, the 'bus driver, on the nitrht of the 15th of this month, with the request that he take it to the Richmond home, on East Francis street. And yet this is but a flickering taper, a shuttle-cock of a clue, variable as are the conceits of the thousand minds which give it interpretation and attempt to tit it to their own theories and deductions. It is this: Dr. Richmond's hat has been found. It was found yesterday morning a week ago; the morning after his disappearance, between two logs, rear the river's edge, between Fisher's hut, which etands just north of ths mouth of the Blacksnake and the foot of Francis street.

Two men from the Kansas side, Frank Godfrey and J. B. Pillaw, on that morning, crossed the river on the ice to eecure a ekiff belonging to them on this side. In looking about for something missed out of the skiff, a silk hat was discovered between the logs. The hat was secured and the men, not having heard of the sensation then about to burst on the oity, took it home with them.

They are plain farmerp, living about a mile and a half from Elwood, and not having business away from home tin il Friday, knew nothing of the important part that hat might play in solving a great mystery. On last Friday they went to the little postoffice and while there learned of Dr. Richmond's disappearance. They then told the postmaster of the hat they had found, aDd that the name of the missing man was in it. This news was quickly sent to Chief Tnllar, and by him conveyed to Mrs Rich mocd and the brother of tho doctor.

At once Mr. A. W. Brneg. half-brother of Dr.

Richmond, Mr. James Richmond and Officer Nick Hans started after the hat. They secure it and yesterday morning it was taken to the law oihee of 15. Vineyard, where it was seen by hundreds citizens during tho day. There is a bat mark in the hat with Dr.

Ruhaiond's name, end on the under side of the sweat band, in the doctor's handwriting is the inscription: "Dr. Richmond, St. Joe, Mo." Mrs. Richmond recognized the hat, and that it ia the one the doctor had on when he arrived here from Chicago that fatal Friday night, there is not the least shadow of doubt. Bat how came it be tween the logs? That qneetion ha? been asked times without number, but no satisfactory answer has been re turned.

It is a speechless clue, ap- pealed to in vain to opeD the way which leads to a final solution. Theories? As many almost as tho leaves of a forest. Speculation runs riot over that hat, and imagination takes shape and color from every mind which gives it rein. Did Dr. Richmond, with method in his mad ness, place that hat where it was found, and then seek surcease of sorrow and trouble in the echnless waters of tho unfeeling river? Did he wander down the bank only to be felled by a robber's blow and then cast into the sightless, Bpeechless, waters? And then, did the wind, as if in mocking jest, roll, as child rolls lis ball, that hat in the lodging plaoe where it was found? Did Dr Richmond, and this is the crueleet thought, place that hat there as a blind.

a make-believe, that he had drowned himself, while in fact he was a fugitive from his family and friends? These ar? some of the questions men ask of each other. Some of the theone advanced oracular epeecb, as a sure solution of this mystery. And they are still nnrefuted, because out of all this aeep, dark euadow, no authentic voice comes as confirmation. The Gazette can only give the facts, that is all Yes'erday morning the work of drag ging the river began, Jack Ring and Al Cable having been secured to do so, but it amounted to nothing, ana wa9 soon abandoned. A SECRET OUT.

The Gazette has already published the fact that when the valise- was opened by Mrs. Richmond, a number of secondhand books were found therein. But there was something else found, which was studiously kept, from the reporters end the public. In fact, the utmost secrecy was observed, the utmost vigilance exercised, in order that th knowledge that the valise contained something more than a few worthless books, something, in fact, wiaieh would cause almost as decided a sensation as has the disappearance, should it escape into channels free to the public. But yesterday the secret came out, the "eomethiug" wa3 let slip beyond the guards and sentinels of a few and soon became the property of the populace.

It was nothiag less than the fact that in that valise were found three letters, written by Dr. Richmond, one addressed to his brother, James Richmond, one to B. R. Vineyard and one to 8. B.

Green, the two latter being Dr. Richmond's attorneys. The contents of the letters? They are unknown only to those to whom they were addressed and the doctor's immediate family, and no persuasion on the part of reporters could draw the slightest bint of their conteuts from them. They were as dumb as Memnon to the maiden moon. But this maybe said: Enough i6 known of the contents to induce the belief that Dr.

Richmond has committed suicide. OR. S. A. RICHMOND.

The irrepressible Dr. Richmond, who was wont to excite attention by judicious advertisement, has not departed from the usual tenor of his way, in his shuffling off this mortal coil. The whole city was placed agog yesterday, by the publication of the doctor's messages from the brink of eternity. The doctor disposed of all his wishes and desires in this sublunary sphere in a testament to she editor of the Journal, in which the causes of all his misfortuues.the sources of tdl his troubles and the secrets of all his fuilares, are portrayed with a strength and a vividness of which the doctor was very capable when properly wrought up. He reasoned himself mto He the belief that fate presented bat three I Democratic party? St.

JosErn, Jan. 1886. THE SENAT0RSH1P. To the Editor of tbe Gazette: The discussion of the Senatorial ques tion has developed one peculiar feature and that is that the personal and political enemies of Col. Burnes seek to make him a candidate for the United States Senate without his consent.

Col. Burnes has said that he was not a candidate for the Senate; his friends have said the same thing, and the Gazette, regarded by many as his organ, has repeatedly stated that he was not. But notwithstanding these denials by Col. Burnes, by his friends and by the Gazette, the friends of Senator Cockreil and his editors who are chiefly new-iiedged postmasters all over the state, insist and constantly declare that Col. Burnes ia a candidate for the United States Senate, and is striving to super cede Senator Cockreil.

This incident, we submit, is a very strange one and is without a precedent in this or any other state in the Union. It is not very probable that Col. Burnes ivill accept this invitation from his tnemiee to take the field as a candidate. It is very generally known throughout the state that Col. Lamb, who resides at Haunibal, iu the northeaEtern part of the state, and a very able and distinguished Democrat, is being urgf by his friends of that section of the as a candidate for the Senate.

It is also knowa that Judge Carter, who resides at Farmington in the southeast, in being urged for tbe Senate by his friends in that quarter. As he is a very able lawyer and ardent Democrat, he has a large following, tion, but It is also not only ia his throughout the ses-state. authoritatively announced of the resides at that udge supreme court Sherwood, aud who Springfield in the southwest, is a candi date for Senator Cockrell's place. It is filso known that Col. Brokmeyer of St.

Louis is being urged for the Senate by the St. Louis interest, and that it is reasonable to suppose that all of her fourteen members and live senators the legislature that are Democratic will support the St. Louis candidate. These are all bona fide candidates. Why not make war upon them? Besides the gentlemen above named there is stable full of dark horses that are being put in training for the senatorial race, namely: Ex-Governor Hardin, Judge Buckner, both north of the river, and Corigrebsman Bland, author of the Bland silver bill, ex-Governor Crittenden and Judge Phillips, of the court of appeals.

W7hy is it that the Cockreil men and his postmaster editors do not make war upon these gentlemen Where is General Craig that he c3oes not rush frantically into print and attack some of them, as he has Colonel Burnes and Judge Sherwood? From this review ot the Senatorial situation no observing Democrat will fail to discover that the revolt of the Democracy ot tbe state aguinst Senator Cockreil is wide spread and pronounced. Hostility to his return to tbe Senate out ia every quarter of tbe state, and the acrimony of feeling which the indisereetiieto of Senator Cockrell's friends ha provoked, produces a situation well calculated to inspire alarm for the welfare of the Democratic party in the minds of all thcughful Democrats. Senator Cockrell's friends and his postmaster editorp, unmindful of. the days of the war between the factions of the Benton and anti-Benton parties in this state, are at work to bring about the same condition of affairs, by dividing the Missouri Democracy into two factions of Cockreil and anti-Cockrell. NothiDg could be more unwise or fatal to Democratic harmony and success.

Against such a policy and such leadership, every Democrat who holds the welfare and success of tbe Democratic party above the amoition and vanity of any one man should enter his protest before it is too late to save tbe party from a humiliating defeat. Every Democrat should remember that the party is not so strong in this state as it was iu other days, and that at the lust elections there were more than fifty Democratic members of the legislature that were elected by lees than 100 major-isy. At the approaching election if this Cockreil and anti-Cockrell division of the party is to be tolerated or persisted in, the risk of 1 sing a Democratic senator will be very great indeed. The Dem-cratio party is now in a minority in the senate, and wisdom would seem to dictate that iu selecting representatives to the next legislature that no man Bhould be voted for that has the collar of any man on his neck. Gracchus.

Jt. Joseph, January 25, Grain in Sight. Chicago, January 25. The number of bushels of grain in store in the United States and Canada January 23 and decrease or increase, compared with the previous week, will be officially reported on 'Change to-morrow as follows: grain. in Sight Decrease Increase Wheat 55.8TO.77j 1.2i7,586' -orn 62,667 Odt 1.

'134 093! The proportion of the above contained in the Chicago elevators was: Bush 14,561.032 Cora 2,522.050 Oats 275,113 Isn't it a beautiful fight as far as it has gone, and as yet it has only been done in the green tree. Wait un til it gets into the dry tree wait until it gets into the dry tree. 1 ft.

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