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* Stands for the Interests of I *} n Southern California. J £ SUBSCRIBE FOR IT. J rki rJi—di—rCi. rtS . tfr, ,0, roS LOS ANGELES HERALD. VOL. XXXIV.—NO. IGB. A CLUMSY BLUNDER. The Recent Proceedings at Tipperary. John Morley's Version of the Affair. The Iliotina: Was All on the Side of the Authorities. A Strong Arraignment of Balfour's Brutal System of Government in Ireland. Cable Flashes. Associated Press Dispatches. I London, Sept. 29.—John Morley spoke at St. Helen's tonight, to a large audience. He gave a graphic account of his experiences during his recent tour of Ireland. He gave instances il lustrating arbitrary and tyrannical methods of the Irish authorities. He said a week ago John Dillon went to ad dress his contituents in East Mayo. Dillon found the platform of the station surrounded by police and military and was told if he used illegal language, it would be the magistrate's duty to dis perse the meeting. Now this simply meant that the magistrate would be the judge a Bto whether Dillon's language would be legal or illegal, and in the second place what appeared almost in credible, it meant that if Dillon used language that the magistrate considered illegal, it was the magistrate's duty to disperse the meeting with baton and rifle. The Tipperary prosecutions had cruel ly blighted the hopes of the Unionists, and given the lie to their rose-colored pictures. The proceedings of the last fortnight in Tipperary would have tlie inevitable effect of rallying every Nation alist, lay and clerical, and once more closing the Nationalist's ranks. He (Morley) has been criticised for going to Ireland. Balfour would neither go to Ireland himself nor let any one else go. He (Morley) went to Tipperary because he felt that the proceedings there mark ed the turning point in a great battle, and because he felt the government was going to drive a nail into its coffin, and he wanted to see the first blow of the hammer. When he arrived at Tipperary, the gathering people were few in number, and no obstruction was offered. He never saw such an act of folly as the at titude of the authorities. Colonel Cad del stated in the court room that it wae r>ne of the moet disorderly gatherings lie had ever witnessed. Three orfourKng lish ladies who occupied front seats in tlie court room laughed at the absurdity of Caddell's statement. It had been as serted that he (Morley) and his com panions were followed to the court en trance by an immense multitude. This he absolutely denied. At no time did the armed men defending the court house number less than three to one against the civilians. It was as insignif icant and harmless a crowd as he ever saw in his life. The police refused admission to the townsmen, and he saw a solicitor flung violently from the gateß and assaulted. O'Brien went out with Dillon and Harri son and protested against the exclusion of the people. The police drew their batons without a shadow of provocation, and blood began to flow freeiy. He saw no stones thrown. He would undertake to say a counle of English constables would have done everything necessary to guard the access to the court. Harri son went out to the constables and ex postulated, but the only reply was a blow on his head, causing the blood to flow freely. He (Morley) saw a constable strike Reporter Keating a murderous blow on the mouth, drawing blood and knocking him from a wall. Outside the gates the police used their batons ferociously upon the heads and bodies of the defenceless townsmen, several of whom were brought in dripping with blood. He (Morley) went to Col. Cad dell and told him he ought to open the gates and admit the people. Then he went into the court room, but found no body there except two resident magis trates and a few reporters. After the gates were opened and everybody who wished to enter was admitted, the court room was not filled, while the "tumul tuous" throng of which Col. Caddell had spoken, was as quiet and orderly as if in church. The rioting was wholly on •one side. If Colonel Caddell had acted in the first place as he did in deference to his (Morley's) wishes, there would not have been a tittle of disorder. The whole thing waa a clumsy blunder, but to commit a blunder when dealing with armed men, was a crime. If Balfour produced in the commons what was published as the official ver sion of the affair, he (Morley) would riddle it to pieces in ten minutes. T*>e resort to batons was a deplorable, lavless and cowardly outrage. Balfour's system was responsible for these scenes. Through three and a half years Balfour defended every act of the executive, through thick or thin, right or wrong; from the odious and wicked slaughter at Mitchellstown onward. Balfour always refused to institute an effective public inquiry. He always denied the truth of the charges made against the police. He always refused to believe the word of an Irish membet of parliament, and thus the Irish people had been left wholly at the mercy of the authorities, without any supervision, without help and without hope. No wonder the Irish people did not respect the law ! No wonder they hated the government which inspired such an abuse of executive force! Russian Conspirators. St. Pktersbukg, Sept. 29.—1t is learn ed that during the recent maneuvers at liovno, four officere of General Gourko's command were arrested on a charge of conspiring against the government. In their possession were found copies of a pamphlet issued by Polish revolution ists. Cuban Cigar Makers Alarmed. Havana, Sept. 29. —The executive board of the Spanish party, in Cuba, at a meeting today, decided to send a tele gram to Spain, pointing out the heavy damage wnich the cigar nianufacturerers here Buffered from the new tariff bill adopted by the United States, and ask ing as an immediate remedy a reform ot the Spanish tariff and tlie negotiation of a treaty with the United States. THE TIPPEBARY TRIAL The Defense Continue Its Fight Against Justice Shannon. Dublin, Sept. 29. —In the caae of Dil lon, O'Brien and others today, Timothy Healy addressed the court on behalf of the defendants. lie referred to the refusal of the magistrates to consider the propriety of Justice Shannon's with drawal from the case, and announced that in view of this the defendants would apply to the high courts of justice of Dublin tomorrow for a writ to prohibit the present magistrates from proceeding in the case, on the ground of bias against the defendants. The Excitement at Goa. London, Sept. 29. —A dispatch from Goa, India says: The government was successful in the elections. Excitement continues and many leaders of the popu lar party have been arrested. . Another German Suicide. BIiBI.IN, Sept. 29. —Count Kleist, who recently assaulted an inn - keeper, hanged himself with his suspenders, in prison today. Strikers Beginning Work. Adelaide, Sept. 29.—The dock labor ers who have been on a strike, are re turning to work. FAITH IN PARNELL. HOME RULE SURE TO WIN UNDER HIS LEADERSHIP. A Prominent Irish-American Just Re turned From the "Auld Sod" Speaks of the Condition oi Things There. Chicago, Sept. 29.—At the Palmer house tonight, a complimentary dinner was given to J. Hynes. a well known lawyer, who for a long time has taken a conspicuous part in Irish affairs in this country, and who has just returned from a visit to Ireland. The dinner \vaa given by M. E. Stone, AY. K. Sullivan, John R. Walsh, Judges Prerider gast and Moran and a number of other friends of Hynes, over one hun dred in all. In the course of an after dinner speech, Hynes gave a review of of his observations in Ireland, and said he met no man of "national" sentiments in Ireland who had not implicit faith in Parnell and confidence in the ultimate success of his movement to secure home rule. Hynes said up to the advent of Par nell's movement, ho believed in the effi cacy only of "organized force honorably employed," for the attainment of Ire land's autonomy, but since the inaugura tion of ParnelPs policy, that had his un. divided support. No one, lie said, who had made a per sonal visit to Ireland, and seen the con dition of the people there, could regard the absentee landlord as anything but a bird of prey. Speaking of the failure of the potato crop, he said from personal observation he knew there was no exaggeration in the report, and that absolute starvation followed the failure of this crop. In conclusion Hynes spoke of the uni form courtesy and consideration which Tie had been accorded by members of parliament and those prominent in the Irish cause. RUSSIAN AGGRESSION. Troops Massed on the Itorderg of Arme nia, Turkey and Persia. London, Sept. 29. —A dispatch from Erzeronm says: The situation in Arme nia is serious. The Russian govern ment has massed 72,000 troops on the frontier. The Turks are expecting an attack, and are rapidly supplying the Kurds with arms and ammunition, and making other preparations to resist the Russian forces. Russia is also increas ing her frontier guards on the bounda ries of Austria, Turkey and Persia. The alleged object of this increase, is to pro vide for the more effective suppression of smuggling. Schwab Not Pardoned. Chicago, Sept. 29.—Judge Gresham this morning took up the application for a writ of habeas corpus for the release from penitentiary of Miehal Schwab, the anarchist, sent to the penitentiary for life. Attorney General Hunt tiled a special demurrer setting forth that the allegation in the petition was insuffi cient to warrant the prayer. Schwab's attorney asked for time to examine the demurrer. The court gave him until 2 p. m. This afternoon Judge Gresham decid ed that there were not sufficient grounds for a writ of habeas corpus, and sustain ed the attorney general's demurrer. At torney Solomon secured permission to amend his petition. Illinois Association. The popular weekly socials of the Illi nois Association, which have been sus pended since the first of July, will be re sumed this evening at Illinois hall, on Broadway and Sixth street. For the opening entertainment an exoellent pro gram is offered. It will include selec tions by Prof. A.G. Gardner's orchestra, a brief address by Rev. J. H. Collins, entitled "A Dream for a Chicken," vocal numbeis by Mrs. Fayman, Mrs. Wiseman and Mrs. Gray, guitar solos by Prof. C. S. DeLargo, zither duets by Joseph Bickel and Charles Golmer, a recitation by Willie Park, a piano solo by Miss Nellie Walton, a recitation by Hattie Pearson, and a violin solo by Proi. Gardner. Everybody is invited. The Vatican Causes Excitement. Rome, Sept. 29.—A. sensation has been caused by the action of the Vati can authorities in the excommunication of the theological faculty of the univer sity of Coimora, Portugal, and prohibit ing tho ordination as priests of "students in the class of '90. It is feared serious consequences will result, owing to the critical political state of Portugal. The Vatican is blamed generally. A Deliberate Attempt at Regicide. Vienna, Sept. 29. —A report is current here that yesterday's affair in Belgrade was a deliberate attempt on the life of the young king of Servia, and his father, the ex-king of Milan. TUESDAY MORNING, SEPTEMBER 30, 1890. UNTIMELY RAINS. San Diego Raisin-Growers Feeling Gloomy. Considerable Damage Done by the Early Showers. The Crop Not Badly Injured Yet at Fresno and San Bernardino. The Rains Doing Good in Some Sections. Mayor Pond En Route Southward. Other Coast News. Associated Press Dispatches. San Diego, Cal., Sept. 29.—1t has been raining in this county for several days in an intermittent fashion, and the probabilities are for more. The raisin growers of the Oajon. Sweetwater and other fruit valleys, are in a gloomy mood, and say that if clear weather does not come soon it will result in a logs of over $100,000, and the raisin crop, which promised to be nearly dou ble the output of last year, will be re duced to the average. The present storm is the heaviest ever known in San Diego during September. Fresno, Sept. 29. —Notwithstanding the heavy rain, nearly all the vineyard lite state if the weather now clears j off bright and warm, very little damage will be done to raisins, i Many trays of raisins are stacked in the vineyards, and until the rain ceases en- j tirely, and the trays can be uncovered, it will be impossible to make even an approximate estimate of the damage. San Bernardino, Sept. 29.—Rain fell last night and this afternoon. The j damage to the raisin crop is not serious yet, but another day of rain would do J damage. Prospects are good for j fine weather. Cayucos, Sept. 29.—The first rain-j storm of the season began Saturday, fol lowed by light showers Sunday and a heavy downpour last night, making a total of 1.10 inches, sufficient for plowing and starting grass. Some fruit, chiefly grapes, suffered. Dry feed is spoiled, but this will not be much loss here if the rains continue at intervals so as to keep the grass growing when started. Tracy, Sept. 2;). —Half an inch of rain fell last night, and since then has been a regular down pour, making a total of 1.20 inches, and it is still raining. Over 20,000 sacks of grain are out in this vi cinity, mostly covered with straw, and 1,000 tons of hay in stacks, Hoi.i.imtkk, Cal., Bept. iili. —Xearly half an inch of rain fell last night and today, with the prospect of more tonight. Grain is all threshed and hay baled and fruit gathered. The rain, therefore, has done but little damage. Pktalu.ma. Sept. 29.—A light rain commenced falling here this afternoon. Martinez, Sept. 29. —Half an inch of rain has fallen here. Late grapes are considerably damaged. Healbsbubg, Sept. 29.—Rain last night and today. No damage to the fruit crop yet, though much damage is feared if the rain continues. Mkrced, Sept. 29.—The weather still continues cloudy, with light showers. The storm so far has done great damage to hay and grain. The rainfall is 1.22 inches. STUMPING THE SOUTH. Pond, Coleman and Flynn Carrying the War into Africa. San Francisco, Sept. 29. —Among the passengers on the " steamer Pomona which sailed this morning for San Diego and way ports, were Hon. E. B. Pond, the Democratic nominee for governor, J. V. Coleman and J. J. Flynn. The party will leave the steam er at Santa Barbara, and after holding a meeting there will proceed lo San Diego. Mr. Coleman will assist Mayor Pond in stumping the southern section of tlie state. Jubilant Freshmen. San Jose, Sept. 29.—The Freshman class of the University of the Pacific are happy tonight, having been sustained by the faculty and trustees in their re fusal to comply with the edict to return the canes stolen from the Sophomores. The authorities of the college deemed that the matter was one for the students to settle among themselves, as it was nothing more than friendly class rivalry. President Hirst is a loser in the contest, and there is con siderable feeling against him among all the classes participating in the affair. Both the juniors and seniors have sided with the freshmen. A Hrtdge Builder's Mishap. San Louis Obispo, Sept. 29. —A gang of young men were removing an old bridge at Aroyo Grande this afternoon, and placing heavy timbers for a new one, when the underpinning gave way, and the upper stringers crashed down on the bridge, just escaping the men, but striking Superintendent J. L. Eddy and throwing him to the rocks at the bottom of the creek, twenty-five feet below, breaking both wrists and collar bone, badly bruising him and, it is feared, in juring him internally. A Quick Passage. Astoria, Ore., Sept. 29.—The German bark Renee Pickmers arrived from Yo kohamajJiis afternoon after a passage of twenty-eight days. This is the fastest time ever recorded between these points, and had there not been a heavy fog off the mouth of the river the vessel would have been in port two days earlier. Gill Getting On. Phoenix, Ariz., Sept. 29.—The Repub lican convention of Maricopa county, today nominated ex-Governor R. C. Power, for the territorial council, Edwin S. Gill, editor of the Arizona Republican, and Joseph G. Mullen, for assembly. Chief Arthur at the Bay. San Francisco, Sept. 29. —Chief Arthur of the Brotherhood of Locomo tive engineers, arrived here today to set tle, if possible, the difficulties between the Southern Pacific company and its engineers. A Bad Man Shot. Merced, Cal., Sept. 29.—Word was re ceived here today of a serious affray last Sunday at Princeton, Mariposa, county, between two Mexicans named "Curley headed Joe" and Arros, in which the former was fatally shot. The wounded man was taken to the county hospital at Mariposa, where his wound was pronounced fatal. The shooting resulted from a quarrel be tween the men, Joe being the aggressor. He was approaching Arros with a drawn knife when the lat ter warned him to desist, and Joe not heeding the warning, Arros quickly drew a revolver and fired, the bullet entering his body in the region of the heart. Joe is well known in Mar iposa, and bears a bad reputation. Shot Her Seducer. Salt Lake City, Sept. 29.—A sensa tion was caused tonight by the killing on the street of one Hall, a sporting man. by Miss Olsen. whom he wronged and refused to marry. She made a last appeal tonight, and on his refusal, shot him. A Wrestling Match. San Francisco, Sept. 29. —The direc tors of the California Athletic club to | night directed President Fulda to ar | range a wrestling match between Evan Lewis and Joe Acton. Livery Stable Burned. RoHNKBSVILLE, Cal., Sept. 29.—The livery stable of Medler & Wells was burned last night. Three buggies, two horses and the building are a total loss. Cause unknown. BOY INCENDIARIES. THE NAPA FIRE BUGS AT LAST DE TECTED. A Gang of Youthful Toughs Responsible for the Recent Fires—The Ring-Leader a Well Known Olive-Grower's Son. Napa, Cal., Sept.29.—JamesFlamont, the son of a well known olive grower, and only 20 years old, was arrested to night on three separate charges of arson, and placed in the county jail, i Officers are now looking for Lee Horrell, ; aged 17, for two charges of arson. Last I Friday Detective John Curtin, of San S Francisco, accompanied by Special Agent W. F. Sewell, of the Home Mutual Insurance company, arrived at Napa and began looking into the origin of the numerous fires which the town has been subjected to in the last two years. Flamont and Hor rell are the ringleaders of a party of boy incendiaries, and in each case performed all the work of setting fire to the build ing, the others were simply onlookers. The plan of operations of the boys was to saturate straw or rags with kerosene, then on top of the pile place a lighted candle one inch long. They would then go home and to bed. Flamont is charged with setting fire to H. J. Baddley's residence, temporar ily unoccupied, two years ago; to the public school house last July, and to a cottage owned by August Muller, on August 10th. In only the first named case was the attempt successful. Seven or eight other attempts are also credited to him, but there is no positive evidence procurable. The Horrell boy is charged with aid ing in the two last named fires. After his arrest Flamont confessed to setting fire to the Baddley house and the Muller house, but denied having anything to do with the school house fire. POST MASTER WHEAT. How He Managed to Feather the Nest of His Son. • Washington, Sept, 29.—1n the inves tigation into the chanres against Post master Wheat today, William Bradley testified that he had been on the house postoffice pay roll in March and April, under different names. He did no work, but drew about $100, all of which went to Wheat's son, except $15. Walter Wheat, the postmaster's son, testified that he did most of the work for which Bradley was paid, and was entitled to the money he received. Presidential Nominations. Washington, Sept. 29.—The follow ing nominations were sent to the senate today by the president: Members of the new continental rail way commission—Alexander J. Cossa, of Pennsylvania; George M. Pullman, Illinois; Henry G. Davis, West Vir ginia. Sempronius H. Boyd, of Missouri, minister resident and'consul general to Siam. Smith A. Whitencold, Ohio, first-as sistant postmaster general. James Lowrie Bell, Pennsylvania, second assistant postmaster general. Alonzo L. liichardson, United States marshal of Idaho. For Second Ward Democrats. The Democratic voters of precinct B, Second ward- will meet in the Alliance rooms in Downey block, corner of Tem ple and Main street next Thursday evening at 7:30 o'clock, for the purpose of nominating a ticket to be voted for at the primaries next Saturday. All such voters in the precinct should be present and aid in the good work. Harrison's Soft Soap. Washington, Sept. 29.—The president today promised a labor committee that when congress adjourned he would give consideration to the eight-hour law, and would insist on its strict enforcement on government buildings. He expressed himself as earnestly desirous of further ing the interests of the workingmen. Surplus Blown In. Washington, Sept. 29.—The appro-, priations made by the first session of the fifty-first congress were $301,311,503. The permanent annual appropriations for the year 1890-91, amount to $101,628, --453, making a grand total for the year of $402,94.9,956, an increase over the fiftieth congress of $40,313,613. Goddard to Succeed Fink. Chicago, Sept. 29. —The statement is published this evening that J. F. God dard is to succeed Albert Fink as chair man of the Trunk Line association. Reports About Diaz. City of Mexico, Sept. 29.—Reports from San Antonio, Texas, of the assas sination of President Diaz, are without foundation and incorrect. BURCHELL GUILTY. The Murderer of Benwell Convicted. The Jury was Out Just Two Hours. The Culprit Sentenced to Be Hanged November 14th. He Still Maintains His Innocence—One of the Most Remarkable Murder Trials on Record. Associated Press Dispatches. I Woodstock, Ont., Sept. 29.—This was, as expected, the last day of the trial of Burchell. Interest in the case steadily rose until it exceeded anything ever known in a similar case in the history of Canadian criminal jurisprudence. Some unimportant evidence was taken today, after which, the arguments by counsel began. Blackstock, for tie defense, spoke five hours. He reflected on the alleged reck less methods of the prosecution, and the apparently :eckless manner in which witnesses for the crown seemed ready to swear away a man's life. His summing up of the evidence was very exhaustive, pointing out defects in the evidence bearing on Birchell's identity. In dis cussing the moral character of his client, he said he must admit his utter inabil ity to point out an explanation of the course observed by lv chell, which would be consistent with his inno cence of dishonest purposes. The only explanation of Burchell's statements to Pelley and Benwell, inducing them to come out there, which Blackstock could offer, was that Burchell expected to secure through them money to enable him to go into business and make good his promises. He denounced the man ner of conducting the identification of the prisoner, as disgraceful. The tinie would come when the mystery sur rounding the crime would be cleared away. He closed with a touching ref erence to the devotion of Mrs. Burchell. Ostler closed the case for the crown. He reviewed the case in detail and an alyzed Burchell's negotiations with Ben well into one fact—a plan to entrap young Benwell to Canada, on represen tations that he knew would be shown to be false the moment he arrived in Can ada. The motive was to secure five hundred pounds." He detailed Bur chell's dealings with Pelley, and said the outcome of all this fraud and decep tion could be but one thing, and that was Blenheim swamp. The judge, in his charge to the jury. A DIALOGUE. Scene at the gate of Saint Peter's: Two Clothing Men apply for entrance. Saint Peter toFirst Clothier —"What can you say for yourself, sir, did you have strictly one price?" First Clothier —"Well, no, not exactly, Peter. You see my customers were in the habit of always beating down, so, in order to protect myself, I usually did about like this: For instance, if a suit of clothes cost me $10 I marked it $20, my customer beat me down to $17.50, and as he was satisfied to get it at his price, why I let him have it." Saint Peter —"But don't you know that was wrong? You could afford to sell that suit for $13.50 and make good interest on your investment, and if your customer was a poor man, the wrong was doubly as bad." First Clothier —Well, you know, Peter, business is business, I had to size up my man and do the best I could. I didn't think that was wrong." Saint Peter —"You will have to go below, sir, and re form. If you would enter here you must be able to say truthfully that you never knowingly overcharged any body. Next!" (Second Clothing Man enters.) ,S'<mi< Peter —"Where are you from, my man? Tell us all about yourself." Second Clothie r—"l am from Los Angeles, Saint Peter: my store was corner Spring and Temple streets; it was called the LONDON CLOTHING CO.; I always tried to give my customers the best goods for the least money ; had strictly one price; was as polite and accommodating as I knew how; marked my goods in plain figures at the most reasonable profit; never told any person a lie to sell my goods." Saint Peter —"You'rr the man I am looking for, Mr. London Clothing Co. We are sorely in need of an hon est clothier. Enter, sir, and welcome." Mi i&j vgr- MJ VV <«t F -*$8 A YEARK- J T Burs the Daily H kbald anil * k 92 the Weekly Uebald. g I IT IS NEWSY AND CLIAW. 3 n-Oi ift id dh. fth gMI FIVE CENTS. reviewed many points in the case, and at length. He'pointed out the difference between direct and circumstantial eri dence, showing that the latter when conclusive was far more reliable. He reverted to letters written by the pris oner to Benwell's father. What was the object of these letters ? All was decep tion, and the prisoner must have known Benwell would never write such letters to his father. The condition of the clothing on the body when found, dis proved the theory of the defense that the murder was for plunder. Every mark on the clothing was removed, and had it not been for the finding of a cigar holder, Benwell's death would alwayß have remained a mystery. The jury retired at 9:30 and returned at 11:30 with a verdict of guilty of mur der in the first degree. When asked if he had anything to j say why sentence should not be passed upon him, Burchell replied: "Simply, I am not guilty of murder." The judge then said : "I fully concur with the verdict of the jury," and sen tenced Burchell to hang on the 14th of November. The Montana Census. Washington, Sept. 29.—Census an- UOUiiCelueuta for Montana. Butte City, 10,701, an increase of 7338; Helena, 13, --834, an increase of 10,210. Population of the state by counties: Beaverhead, 4685, an increase of 1923; Chotean, 4080, an increase of 622; Custer, 5301, an increase of 2791; Dawson, 2072, an in crease of 1892: Deer Lodge, 15,200, an increase of 6324; Fergus, 3497; Gallatin, 6239, an increase of 2506; Jefferson, 6002, an increase of 3538; Lewis and Clarke. 19,125, an increase of 12,604; Madison, 4560, an increase of 646; Megher, 4755, an increase of 2012; Mis soula, 14,111, an increase of 11,874; Cascade, 8734; Park, 6781; Silver Bow, 23,715; Yellowstone, 2062. Population of the state, 131,769, an increase of 92, --010 or 23.65 per cent. An Operator's Itlunder. Wilkesbarre, Pa., Sept. 29. — Owing to the failure of the operator on the Jersey Cen tral to deliver an order toniglit, a coal and a passenger train collided. The pas sengers escaped with a bad shaking up, but Engineer Bigelow and both firemen were killed, and Engineer Bedford and two brakemen painfully injured. Hayes' Views Endorsed. Cincinnati, Sept. 29.—1n the national prison congress today, the chaplains in attendance upon the congress passed res olutions commending those portions of President Hayes' opening speech which set forth the theory that the community was responsible morally for the crimes committed in it. Purged of Politics. Chicago, Sept. 29. —Col. Geo. R. Davis, director general of the World's fair, has purged himself of politics by resigning his position as a member of the Republican national committee.