The Politieian in the Detroit Tribune. I met professor W. J. Cocker of Adrián at the Russell House last vening and it occurred to me that lis name also is occasionally heard in connection with congressional speculation in the second district. The professor is rich and scholarly, a delightful conversationalist with whom I always love to chat when he drops into the city, as he frequently does, and I know that he much prefers his position as a University regent to a seat in Congress. He is a cultured gentleman, an author of some note and naturally enioys the intimate relations his present position gives him with the management of our graat University. Prof. Cocker informs me that he will soon go abroad tor a few months. This reminds me that there are several more Richmonds in the field over in the second district - three from Washtenaw county alone, whom I have not before heard of as congressional aspirants. One is A. J. Sawyer, the eminent criminal lawyer, another is John Lawrence, while Junius E. Beal, editor of the Ann Arbor Courier and president of the State League of Republican clubs, is a third. I am told that Beal, who is young, rich and popular is really ambitious for the honor. I know that he has put aside many less glittering crowns and am not surprised to learn that the fíame has been finally kindled in his breast. The Tribune and otherpapershave previously mentioned as república candidates for congress, Joseph T Jacobs, Reuben Kempf, Capt. E. P Allen and William M. Osbanc And there are said to be a numbe of others in the woods.