One would tbiuk from the hustling för the positiou that to be delégate to I the national Republican convention at ! St. Loais uext Jnue was equivalent to becomiug a cougressmau from this district, that the honor it contained was as great as being grand referee of the distrioc or grand bottle holder for Me Kinley, Reed, little Bennie or Allisou, as the case rnay be. The fitst one co aunonnce üis candidacy for the positiou was Renbea Kempf. Bnt, lo aud bebold nu soouer does Mr. Kempf place himself in the hands of bis frieuds than do others come out from the wilderuess and look across into the borders of the promised land. Geo. H. Kempf, of Chelsea, proceeded tofind a few frieuds to rally rouud his standard, with the hops that wben the gathering is large enough he inay sit himself beneath the yew tree and allow the fruit tofall into bis digestivo apparatns. Capt. Hiscook, of this oity, is beiiig groomed by his friends. The are sure he is a winner because he ahvays lias beeu. The captain has notproclaimed his candidacy with a brass band. Neither has Col. Dean auuonuced his oandidaey from the houso top bnt 'tis said that some of his frieuds huve him to the top of thn-woodshed, and that his gttiut; on tbe houset3p is only a matter of time. A. J. Sawyer thinks, too - or his friends do - that he has won enongh damage suits to make his attendance at St. Louis a grand line of march with the bands playing "see the. conqnering hero comes. " Then of conrse Capt. AlJen is not forgotten. He never is. The captain is not averse and his friend, Capt. Allen, thinks of hnstling him bard for one of the f our delegates-at-large.