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THE TILLMAN TRIAL.
Juror Sharpe Retter and Case Went On
The State Closed. -The Defense
Lexington, S. C., October 7.-A
number of witnesses for the defense
in the Tillman case were examined
today. The effort was to show that
Gonzales had 'made threats against
Tilinan's life, and that the threats
had been repeated to Tilhnan. It
is presumed that from this testimony
the defense will draw the conclu
sion,or seek to urove that when Till
mani met'Gonzales, lie naturally ex
pected that Gonzales was carrying
a pistol for him, and that he acted
as a.prudent nian in shooting Gon
zales upon sight.
NO COURT TUISDAY.
When court convened yesterday
mornitig the jury roll was called
and all the jurors, with the exce-p.
tion of Milton Sharpe, answered tc
their names. Dr. Wingard, in at
tendance upon Mr. Sharpe, war
called and stated tat Mr. Sharpe
was suffering with a billions attack,
but that he might possibly be able
to resume jury duty in twenty-foti
hours. On account of the sickness
and consequent absence of this ju
ror, court was adjourned until this
morning. This morning all twelve
jurors answered to - heir names,
Juror Sharpe having improved suf
ficiently to resume duty, and the
The State announced that it had
no more witncs es.
Mr. P. 1. Nelson, for the defense,
asked that Judge Gary instrict the
jury to disregard tlie evidence of
certain witnesses who testified they
had seen Col. Tillman carrying r
pistol. Judge Gary refused the re
quest, the jury being retired while
lie gave reasons for his delcision, hi
having retired the jury for fear, hw
said, it might have 4 wrong influ
ence upon them.
The defense read several edito
rials from the State newspapei
which were not rea(l by the prose
cution, and several clippings from
New York papers which were copied
in the State in reference to Col.
Tillman. One of the editoriais
scored Col. Tillman oin his interest
in cock fighting.
Mr. Bellinger strongly objected
to the reading of a clipping, copied
in the State, from the New York
Evening Sun. The clipp~inIg reC
ferred to Senator B. R. Trihlhuan.
"XWe all understand,"' Mr. ilellin
ger saidi, the reading of that article
"'is attempted to make this a politi
cal trial instead of a criminal one.''
Mr. Nelson replied that any state
mient that the defense was seeking
to make this a criminal trial wams
''absolutely false.'' Mr. Belliniger
said lie wouild rep)eat what lie had
said on the ouitsidle of the court
room. There thle matter dropped
for the time being. Later, how
ever, Mr-. Nelson stated that lie had
been advised by both1 sidles that lie
had misunderstoodl Mr. Bell inger,
and( retracted1 and ap)ologized( for
what lie had said, sayinmg lie hlopedl
his pleasant relat ions withI General
Bellinger would continne. There
the incident closed.
Judge Gary adimitted all the ar.
ticles which the dlefenise asked for
p)ermissioni to readl.
TF. D. Mitchell, of Brooklandl,
s r Columbia, was lacedI on the
- E' -'nd testinied that some time
er, drinig last year's
~on the sec:g~oinmed Mronzales
-wee' The ["-ais street. Hie
on the 9th and 6i& if he dlidn't
Mr. Hlayneswortiak ile to let tup
lawyers of the Grei, u.zales re
-are sure wIll maT 1
- udge. St , ^am going
- -*- ' offers for
te Best For auTil
t to beC a
s, 'W ll
11 Mll .e will not
you will find out, I said. IHe says,
'If he ever hats his eyes at me I
will fill him so full of lead he won't
tote it off., "
The witness was subjected to a
severe cross-examination by Mr.
Hellinger, and had a lively tilt
with Mr. Bellinger.
TIL.LMAN WOULD NOT BE S4ATIJD.
The next witness was A. J.
Flowers, of Darlington county, a
a former street car conductor in
Columbia. He testified that some
time during the summer of 1902
lie heard Mr. Gonzales who was
riding on his car, in conversation
with three other gentlemen say if
lie (Gonzales) didn't succeed in
defeating Tillman he (Tillman)
would never be seated, for he
would kill the scoundrel. Flowers
said he never mentioned the threat
until two months ago, when he
wrote Col. Tilhman who was at
that time In the Lexington jail.
The letter which he wrote Col.
Tillman was produced and put in
evidence. In the letter Flowers
said that Goizales said that if "lie
(Gonzales) did not succeed in de
feating Tillman, lie (Tillman)
would never be seated, for he (,on
zales) would kill the d- s
b----.'' Flowers said that his
letter contained the exact words
which Mr. Gonzales used He said
he had never mentioned before hav
ing heard the threat because he did
not think it would ever amount to
P. M. HUGHICS
was the next witness. He said lie
was deputy sheriff of Edgefield dur
ing the time of the trial of Jones
for killing the Presslys some fif
teen years ago. That Gonzales re
ported the trial for the News and
Courier, and lie first knew him
then. Ie saw Mr. Gonzales on
Main street in Columbia during
1902. Witness was with a man
named Stroud (a mill man). Mr.
Gonzales asked Stroud how the mill
vote was going. Stroud replied and
witness interposed and asked Mr.
Gonzales if lie didn't think lie
(Gonzales) was doing Tillian a
great inju-tice. "No." said Mr.
Gonzales, "the blackleg gambler
will get greater injustice after the
election, and it ought to be lead."
August Blalock, a grocery man
in the Columbia mill village, was
with IHughies at the time, and when
placed on the stand corroborated
H-ughes, on cross-examination,
admilitted that lie had been prose
cuted in the United States court in
Greenville for selling liquor, but
said lhe had beenm acquitted.
VICTOR Bi. cHRs5HIRit,
of Anderson, was placed on the
stanid. Mr. Cheshire is a p)rinter,
who some time ago was on th
force of the HIeraldl andl News. Hie
said that on the traini returning
from Newberry to his home in
Anderson, Mr. 'Geer, of the State,
told himi that N. 0. Gonzales
carried a gun tor Tilhnan, and if
Tilhnan tackled Gonzales with a
stick lie wvould get hell shot out of
hiii. Mr. Cheshire said Mr. Geer's
stateimnt was brooght forth by his
(Cheshire's) statement that if lie
were TIillimn lie wouldl take a stick
to Gonzales. Cheshire said lie was
a nmemiber of Col. Tillalan's regi
ment in the Spanish war. There
was objecttin to the admission of
this evidence on the ground that it
was hearsay, the threat having
come through a third party, and
there was mutch argumienit as to its
admissibility, the j ury beinig retired
during the argument. Judge Gary,
after heat-ing the argumient, ad
miitted the evidence.
At the afterniooni session the ex
aminiation of Chiesh ire was resumed.
On cross-examiina ion lie said lie
was not mistakeni in what Mr. Geer
had saidl to himii.
IIgNRv S. HIEAD.
Henry S. Hlead sworn, testified
that lie went to Columbia to see
ab)out a p)ardoni and lie met N. G.
Gonzales who asked him if lie was
the man on the street car with Jim
Tillmnan and lie said he was, and
that Mr. Conzales theni aked hiim
which way Tillnian went, and lie
told hii towards the transfer sta
tion, and that Mr. Gonzales then
went in that direction from a cigar.
store, but it was brought out that
the State office was between where
Head and Gonzales were and the
H. A. SIMS
was the next witness and lie said
he was with Head when Mr. Gon
zales asked him which way Col.
R. S. Anderson and James Davis
also testified but nothing important
was testified to by these witnesses.
J. K. A.
REV. J. E. GWUER DEAD.
Member Methodist Conference-Pastor
Central Church Spartan
Rev. J. E. Grier, pastor of Cen
tral Methodist church, Spartanburg,
died in Philadelphia, Pa., on Fri
day night. The deceased had been
in wretched health for sonic time,
and lie gradually sank until the
end came. A short while back Mr.
Grier was carried to Philadelphia,
accompanied by his wife, for hospi
tal treatment. His stay there did
not improve his condition, and his
already weakened and helpless sys
tem was visited with a stroke of
paralysis, which hastened the end.
The news of this consecrated minis
ter's death was received with sorrow
and regret, not only by his congre
gation, but throughout the city.
The deceased is survived by his
wife and six children-Glenn, Ben
jamin and James Grier and Misses
Alleen, Bessie and Annie Grier.
The following brothers and sisters
also survive him: Rev. B. M. Grier,
of Holly Hill, and Mr. A. C. Grier,
a merchant at North, S. C., and
Mrs. Wiggins, of Garnet, and Mrs.
J. M. Riley, of Georgetown.
The deceased was 42 years of age,
and was the y-mngest son of Rev.
and Mrs. L. A. Grier, and was born
at Georgetown. In his youth lie
felt inclined towards the ministry,
and entered Wofford college to fit
himself for the high calling. He
spent two years of his life at Wof
ford, not in a waste of time, hut in
studious application to books and
studies. le was admitted into the
South Carolina conference in 1882.
Since then lie has served in the fol.
lowing charges: Bayboro circuit,
1884; North Marlboro, 1885-86;
Tradesville, 1878; Urangeburg cir
cuit i888-89-9o; Denmark, 189 1-92
93; St. Patul Station, Greenville,
1894-95-96; Chester station 1897
98-99, 1900; Marion, 19go1 Spartan
GEN. BIUTLER INJURED.
Struck on the Head by a Brick Hurled
Through a Car Window.
F,dge field, Oct. 6.--N .ws has
beeni received her by Dr. F. W. P.
Butler from his father, Gen. M. C.
Biutler, that the latter is suffering
considerably from a blow upon01 his
head that lhe got on his way south
wardl fromi WVashington near Alex
andria, Va. A half brick was hurled
violently into a window of a sleep
ing car in which CGen. Butler was
sitting, inflicting upon the general's
head and ear a severe wound.
Hie has reached his plantation in
the lower part of our county, but is
sick and scarred from the wound.
Chamberlain's Cough Remedy.
No one who is acquainted with its
good qualities can be surprised at the
gret oplaity of Chamberlain's
Go.ghRmcdy. It not only cures
co01(1 and grip effectually and perma
nently, but prevents these diseases
from resulting In pneumonia. It is also
a certair< cure for croup. Whooping
cough is not (danger-ous whcn this rem
edy is given. It contains no opium or
other har mful substance and may be
given as confidently to a bat'-, as to an
adult. It is also p)leasanit to take.
When all of these facts arc taken into
consideration it is not surprising that
people in foreign lands, as well [as at
home, esteem this remedy very highly
and very few are willing to take any
other after having once used it. For
sale by W. E. Pelham & Son, New
berry, S. C. and Prosprt rgC.
Prosperitv,. S. C. rtyDugC.
DEATH OF MRS. L. J. WILLIAMS.
Succumbed to Typhoid Fever --Mr. Wit
lianis and His Little Daughter
Also Very 111.
Edgefield, Oct. 5.---Two very
prominent and popular women of
western Edgefield died yesterday at
their respective homes. One of
these was Mrs. Leon J. Williams,
the wife of Leo,n J. Williame the
chairman of the State board of di
rectors. Mrs. Williams was Miss
Dy,-es. a grand-daughter of Col
onel Gutheredge Cheatham, a
very honored citizen of Edgefield
in his day and generation. She
%as some 33 years of age and was a
much beloved woman. She died of
long coetinued and malignant ty
phoid fever. She will be buried at
Bethany Baptist church, near her
home, tomorrow. Her husband
will not be at the funeral, if indeed
he knows of her death. This is for
the reason that lie himself is lying
low with the same fever, and not
only he, but a little daughter eight
years of age. Mr. Williams and
the little girl were thought to be
some better yesterday, but it is
feared this shock will set them back
very seriously. Mr. Williams is a
nephew of the Sheppards, Orlando
and John C.
The other death is that of Mrs.
Mary 'T"albert Jennings, wiidow of
Dr. Joseph H. Jennings, of Plum
Branch, and daughter of Col. James
Talbert, deceased. She was a first
cousin of ex-Congressian Talbert.
Mrs. Jennings was an agcd woman,
one who had ser ved her day and
generation well. She was a woman
of very strong character, and hei
family connections are numerous
MISS RUTH BRYAN WEDDED.
She Married Mr. Leavitt, an Artist, 14
Years Her Seilor-The Ceremony
Was Without Ostentation.
Lincoln, Nob, Oct. 3.-The mar
riage of Miss Ruth Bryan and Wi.
Homer Leavitt of New%port, It. I.,
was solemnized at 8 o'clock tonigh;
at Fairview, the country houie of
William Jennings Bryan.
The wedding wEsextremely unostei
tatious and was attended by abont
125 young people of [in,-oln and thw
more intimate friends of the Bryan
family. The only relative of the
groom preset was Mrs. Leavitt, of
Newport, RI. I. Miss Bryan wvore a
traveling costume anid wats uniat
tended. Miss Bryan is tall and
handsome, a young lady of many
charms and of sunny dhispositionJ.
Although but 18 years of ago, she
has already displayed ani unusual
literary ability. Her husband, who
is fourteen years her senior, is an
artist. Mr. Leavitt first met Miss
Bryan when he camne to Lincoln
several months ago to paint a por
trait of Mr. Bryan.
Mr. and Mrs. Leavitt left immendi
ately after the ceremony for St. Louis
where they will visit friends. Tfhey
will travel for a timm in the Eanst. anrd
will live in Newport.
THlE VACA NCY FILLED.
Rev. W. R. Richardson to Serve tihe Late
Mr. Grier's Church.
Spartanburg, Oct. 5.--At a meet
ing of tihe sten ardls of Central Meth -
odist church, held tonighlt, it wvas
decided that the Rev. WV. R. Rich
ardson, D). D)., would assiune the
pastorate of Central church until
the end of the conference year in
December, succeeding Rev. J. E.
Better Thanm Pills.
The question has been asked - In what
way are Chamberlain's Stomach and
Liver Tablets superior to the ordinlary
cathartic and liver pilla? Our answee
is -They are easier and more pleasant
to take andl their effect is so gentle and
so agreeable that one hardly realizes
that it is prodluced b)y a medicine.
Then they not only move the bowels
but improve the appetite andl aidl the
digestion. For sale at 25 cents per
bottle by W. E. Pelham & Son, New..
berry, S. C., and Prosperity D)rug~ Co.,
Prosperitv, . .
AFTER PRIUSIDEUT ROOSEVELT.
Wild Mai Goes to White House and Sec
Starts a Row--Terrible Fight In the
Washington, Oct. 5 -Peter El- ye
liott, an armed and insane man th(
who denanded that he be allowed crc
to see President Roosevelt, engaged pr<
in a desperate hand-to-hand en- en
counter with officers in the vesti- bei
bule of the White House shortly I
before noon today. The inan was wil
finially overcome by the officers and in
carried to the police van, which lar
had )een summoned. Ile stated rij
that he was from Minneapolis. pi(
After being placed in the van In
Elliott seemed to realize for the or
first time that lie was under arrest, erc
and began a furious struggle for lei
liberty. Drawing a revolver the ml
desperate man attempted to shoot at)
Oflicer Brazel. The latter grabbed cel
his hand and wrenched the weapon er
from him. The struggle in the
van was so fierce that two officers
in the cram med quarters were unable sal
to overcome E.lliott. Officer Crisal wl
then drew his revolver and fired
four shots to attract attention. cal
Chief Usher Thomas Stone and re
Officer Parker, of the W7hite House be
force, rushed to the vehicle and
assisted in overpowering Elliott. bu
In the struggle in the van Elliott qu
broke a glass panel with his head, afi
severely cutting his head and face. ea
01licer Crisal sustained a bad cut im
on his right arm, two inches of
lieshi being cut from the flesh y part -le
of the arm. le suffered consid
erably from loss of blood, but his foI
(1on(lition is not serious. The van
was hurried off to the Emergency sh
hospital, where the injuries of both co
Crisal and Elliott were dressed. wl
Elliott is undoubtedly violently gr
insane. Several days ago Secretary de
LobC received a letter written on pa
the letter paper of the St James w(
hotel, iii this city. It contained a to
photo of Elliott and an incoherent
request for an interview with the en
presideit. The letter was signed lal
"P)eter Elliott." It is evident to
Secretary Loeb that the corre!w- hia
pondence was froni an ilisane man lal
and he issused directions that the tic
officers of the White house and ex- co
ective offices should be on guard wi
against him. The photograph was C1n
turned over to the secret service v
officers. Nothing was seen of the
u1ani until yesterday, when the ar
president attended the morning ser- ar
vices at Grace Reformed church.
Ell iott appeared near the entrance tu
ando miadle an effort to sp)eak with tic
(lie p)residlent, but was foiled by the g
secret service offcers. HeI quietly lit
left the vicinity of (lie church when g
ordeCred by (lie offeers. About 10
o'clock this morning Elliott ap
p)eared at (lie executive offces and
inquired for (lie president. The Sp
dloorkeepers asked why lie wvanted
to see (lhe president. " Oh just for
fun," lie resp)ond(ed. "'The presi- of
dent sent for me, amid I just want thi
to see him."' Elliott was told to
return niext imnthi. Hius appear- o
ance attractedl little attenition and
lie gave no indication then of ini
MitS. B. 1R. TILL~MAN' INJUREDJ. C(
Was Throwii Froim a Buggy by a Rlun- di
away Horse hildest Son mi
Also Hurt. bc
Edlgefield, Oct. 6.--It is rep)orted
here this evening that Mrs. BI. R. I
Tlill1mni, and ther son, Mr. BI. R' sc
'Till ma ni, Jr , of Trentonm, have beeni ti
seriously hurt b)y being thrown outgi
of a buggy by a runaway horse. -I
Thme rumor rmimis that Mrs. Trillimn's a
head has b)eeni serionsly wounIdedl.fu
)rs. Toimpk ins and Marsh of this s
place have been summoned to tie bu
Many Mothers of a Like OpInion, grc
M rs. P'ilmer, of Cordova, Iowa, says: tic
'One of lny children was subject to2
croump of a severe type, and the giv
ing of Chamberlain's Cough Remedy
p)romplt ly, always brought relief. Many
mfothe-rs in t-hiis neighborhood think the
same as 1 do about this remedy and try
want no other kind for their children,'" Tia'
F'or sale W. E. Pelham & Son, Now- sat
berry, S. C2., and Prosperity Drug Co. bo
Proanarity S. C. P
COTTON ClkoP LOOKS WEL.L.
1ion Director ilauer issues the LaIst
Bulletin of the season.
3ection Director J. W. Hater
,terday issued the last bulletin of
season on the weather and
Ps. This bulletin, whiclh re
Its the cOlndittons for the week
Hug on Monday llorinlg, ()cto
5th, states that
'Cotton opene(d frl( y generally,
h reports of prelatilre oIpeninillg
the western counties, pIIrticu
ly in fields alfTeetel v rust.
e weather was so favoraly that
king kept l) with the opelling.
the eastern couities i ree foti, tls
more of the ciop has been gati
d, while in the western ones
s than one-fon-t I has b-ee i.Icked,
king the average fir i State
>ut half the ctop. \\'ii ut ex
)tioln, correspoiidenits pI)rt the
ip a short one,. and i h-i I ie
)spective yiel(l will be h'v i I
t year, but the hlut is being
red in excellent coidition. There
1I be n1o to) cro) )nt uland. cot
1, but a small t0l) c'Iop1 is inldi
ed on sea island. A few cor
pondents state that rain would
aefit late cotton by checking pre
tire opening of half grown bAls,
t the majority state that subse
ent weather cond(itimn- vill not
ect the (ualtity Itle crop. .A 1
rly killing frost would reine the
licated yield in the iCntrAII :11ndi
stern counties ovinig to the late
is of the crop inl those si,ct i
I'he other crops are reprted as
"There were very light,
:wers on Friday, inl the ccitril
ities. OtherWise the We(k was
thout rain. Rain would be of
!at benefit to peas, pt atLs, gar
is, pastures, truck, ad fo r Ire
ring lands for fall seeding. This
irk is practicallv StIspllded4 owing
the dryness of the soil.
''arly corn is :iboIt all gatl
!d; late corn is fullv rilp: the
ter is a poor crop.
"About all early rice has been
rvested in line coitiliol, alnd
,e rice is ripe. The rl ers :Ii S d
es are tiore favoral in Coleto
inty, al(I no lmng r iiter fere
th rice harvest. M.\cnh hav was
red in the best coidit hmo
ieet potatoes Ir PItoilising.
tck, gardens and minr (r(o)pS
- suffering friom droglt. P.eas
a not fruiting well.
"'The week had ai mleon t. mperi a
re of 69 degrees, whliichi is prile
ally normal. The Siunishine' was
eatly ab)ove normal, wIih buit
tLe cloudiness. Theii winds were
nerally light eastely.v
MILLS Bit'IN OPI'lt AlluIN.
artanburg FactorIes Start Work A l-er
Spartaiburg, )ct. 5. Thii ltun
industry will soon tie hie:ui
roughiout the cotunt yini incireaised
the out skirts, abonut t wo anil a
ul mies from the stjnare will begin
eration the latter parit of thIis
~ek. This is one oft lie b est
Iilpped mills ini the ''onnty, and
ornises to be a gr eat factir in ini
tstrial deCvelopminentl. I t will be a
>nthi or more b efore operatiions
gin at the Arcadl ii miills, anothe2r
:w enterprise of thle conuiit y , which
s jutst b)eeni comnpleted. Theli A rk -
7ighit mills, which shut diowni the
:ter part of .\la y on a(ccosnut of
arcity of cotton, reslind o111 pera
mns today with a ful supply of thle
ecy staple. Th'le Whlitn~ey mills
uichi shiut down aboiu t tw( mlonit hs
D, will resume work ini thle near
tire. There w~ as a b)1 ie f 5tsspeni
n at the Tyger mills at Fairiiont
t work has again b ein restiumed.
e Glendale mills will shortly lie
rtunning condition, and0 the pro
ss of work is sat isfactory) as to
rebutildinlg of Cli ftoin Nos. and
and at the Pa;colet mills.
f troubled vich a weak dligestion
Chamberlain's Stomach and L iver
>lets8. They will dlo you good. l"or'
3 by W. E'. Pelham & Son, New
'ry, S. C., andl Prosperity D)rug Co.
inpeiuy S. C
GENERAL NEWS NOTES.
Itenis of More or Less Interest Condensed
Outside the State.
It is said that Russia may reduce
the (lIlty on raw cotton in the
attuiimn of 1904.
The Autstro-Russian note to the
porte has betei received sceptically
in Bulgarian official circles.
Ilon1. Wilson S. Bissell, former
post iaster generalu nder Cleveland,
died at his home in Buffalo, N. Y.,
Secretary Shaw says no definite
conclusion has been reached in re
gard to the scandal about the Porto
At a saw mill near Mobile three
men were killed and a man and a
)oy badly injured by the explosion
of a 1"oiier Monday nuorning.
Vitiesses presented by the de
fense inl the IErnest Haywood trial
intirder stated that Skimier struck
1laywood before the latter shot and
Although Japan is moviig troops
into Korea, and is keeping war
vessels under steanm, Russia does
inot yet consider them as constitut
ing unfriendly acts.
According to the reports of the
cotton carrying roads in the sotith
to the department. of agricuilture
there Were 21,020 bfales oft lie staple
on hand at the clote of A ngust 31.
I)ispatcesl' from Venezuela state
that President Castro is troating
foreigners with great severity in
tle matter of taxes. A reign of
terror is alleged to prevail at Ciudad
Owiing to conitinous labor trou -
bles the Morse Iron Works and lDry
D>ock Companyp, of Brooklyn, hias
shiut down. h'lhe proprietors say
tlie) are miable to stand the exac
tions of tillioln labor.
A hand-to-hand figh' with an
armiied insane Iml. I)ent -iln seehig
Presidenit , occurred in tle
white ' Monday. TPhe
man, W "t. .,e powered, gave
his iname as PetL 11lliott.
lVormer Senator M. C. Butler, of
South Carolina, while riding on a
train near Riclnond., was struck
by a rock thrown into his car. His
ear was nearly cut off and lie was
Gen. Bradley TI. J ohnson, a gal.
hmt Con federate genieral whlo servedl
uinder Stonewall Jackson, dlied at
the hiomie of his son, Bradley S.
Jiohnson, ini Virginia on Monday
imorinig, of Brights dlisease, in thle
75t h year of his age.
Th'le muddle over the New York
city 1)o)1tical si tuiationu cont inu es.
Both Ii(rouit and( l'ornes, who have
been put ont the Tanunany ticket,
say they will resist any attempt to
erase thiir niamies fromi the fusion
liifteeni niew indlictmenits have
been ret urnied at WVashinmgtoin as the
fi nal result of thle posta! scand(al
inlvestigationi. Jamies N. Tynier,
late assistanit attorne(y general of
lhe postoflice departIimnt , is one of
Speaking before Th'le Hague tri
hunial , Wayne MacVenghi, counisel
for the Un1iitedl States, deCclared that
Germiany and( Great Britaini made
war on1 Venezuela to collect mone y
duec to private firms.
It is rep)orted at L4ond(on that sev -
eral women, promiinenit on both
sides of the Atlantic, are taking
part in the fight over the successor
of the late Sir Michael Hlerbert,
British ambassador to the Uniiited
The duike of D)evonshiire, conser -
vat ive leader ini thle lords and( presi..
deiit of the council, has resigned,
greatly to P'remiier Balfour's suir
p)rise. lIn the new British cabinet,
Autsted Chamberlain , postiiaster
genieral, succeeds Ritchie as chancel
Ior of the exchequer, and( Alfred1
I y ttietonl, recorder for O)x ford,
suceed(s Joseph Chamberlain as