Peoría, Ills., Sept. 22.- Joel Shepherd of "Washington, agent for the United States and Pacific Hxpress companies there, and son of the postmaster. Dennis Shepherd, committed suicide Monday morning. He went to the express office at 5 o'clock and blew nis bi'ains out without leaving any explanation of his act. He was about 30 years old and left a wife and two children. His accounts were found correct and the only. explanation oi his crime is despondency.