VICTORIA'S NEW LABOR LEADER.
MELBOURNE, Tuesday. — Mr. G. Prendergast, member for North Melbourne in the Legislative Assembly, has been chosen as the leader of the State Labor Party in succession to the late Mr. G. Elmslie. Mr. J. W. Bill-
son was chosen as deputy-leader, and Mr. J. Lemmon as secretary. Prior to the late Mr. Elmslie being voted to the leadership, Mr. Prender- gast held the position, which he resign- ed on account of ill-health. Mr. Bill- son was also Mr. Elmslie's chief lieu- tenant.