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THE ARGUS, MONDAY, JANUARY 20, 190(5.
arc caused by Indigestion. If you eat a
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Lme the heart becomes diseased.
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After ealin;. m jr food would distress ma by makln j
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I had stomach trouble acd was in a bad state as I
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Brought About Political
IN RECENT ENGLISH ELECTION
ItDIXAUILY nn English election
does not particularly interest
Americans. There are some
fen lures of the present political
revolution over there, however, that
are noteworthy. They challenge uni
versal atteotiou and are especially sig
nificant to this democratic branch of
the great Anglo-Saxon rare, that has at
least the ties of n. common blood aud
language to add to our ortlinary hu
man interest iu the event. It mean
the more to us from the fact that the
upheaval seems la reel v due to a rising
FIVE NOTABLE PARTICIPANTS
of the labor forces. The Irish and tat-
in questions, too, are Involved, aud we
cannot be alien to either of these. Be
sides, several people with American
connections, and others well known In
this country have participated in the
cauvass. 'Altogether these things are
of sufficient moment to make us awak
en to the fact that there is something
doing "across the pond" which we had
just as well take into our conscious
ness. Sympathy draws the nations to
gether. The world crows smaller as
its heart expands. Cables and fast
steamships have made all peoples kin
dred. In thi3 day of diminishing dis
tances and widening horizons Russia
and Japan seem our next door neigh
bors, and England is at our elbow. So
the triumphant note struck by British
liberalism and tabor cannot but stir a
responsive chord in our own land.
The personnel of the contesting
forces, while not so picturesque or com
manding as in some former campaigns,
having no overshadowing figure like a
Gladstone or a Disraeli, is yet inter
esting. For one thing, the women have
bad quite a little to do iu the election
eering, among the rest being two Amer
icans, Mrs. Cornwallis-West and Mrs.
Frederick Guest, who was a Miss
Pbipps, daughter of the Pittsburg steel
king. Mrs. Cornwallis-West was for
merly the wife of Lord Randolph
Churchill, at which time she was pro
nounced by Mr. Gladstone to be the
best vote getter iu Eugland. Prior to
her first marriage she was Miss Jeunie
Jerome of New York and is a cousin of
District Attorney William Travers Je
rome, who is something of a vole get
ter himself. In the preseut campaign
she was active In the canvass made by
her son, Winston Spencer - Churchill,
who was recently triumphantly elected
from one of the Manchester districts
on the same day that former Premier
Balfour was so disastrously defeated
in an adjoining district. Young Win
ston Churchill is already one of the
spectacular figures In parliament, and
great things are predicted of him in
A still more commanding figure, the
one in fact around whom this whole
battle has been waged, Joseph Cham
berlain, the "Birmingham screwinak
er," likewise has American connec
tions, having married the' daughter of
(William C. Endieott, Cleveland's sec
retary of war. One of the humors of
the campaign, by the way, was a song
roared by audiences all over England
Bet to the music of "Old Black Joe"
and adapted for the occasion into "No
A "Safe" Statesman.
Of the new cabinet itself, which is
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the real government of the British em
pire, a number of members are well
known on this side of the water. The
premier. Sir Henry Campbcll-Banner-maa,
is not In this category, as little
Las been heard of him here. Still for
almost forty years he is now sixty
nine he has been prominent in Liberal
politics. He was a member of the
Gladstone and Kosebery cabinets aud
since ISO has been the leader of his
party iu the house of commons. He
has been called a "saud bag" for the
reason that he takes all kinds of oppo
sition shots without showing the slight
est worrimeut. He Is what is kuown
us a "safe" statesman, stolid and
heavy, but withal possessing common
sense, tact, kindliness aud a dash of
shrewd Scotch humor. lie is wealthy
nud eminently respectable, a great so
cial entertainer ami popular iu bis per
sonal relations. He impaired hi3 po
litical popularity for a time by de
nouncing the Itoer war, but that is
evidently forgotten now. Sir Henry
comes from the famous Scotch Camp-
Ih'IIs and got the last part of bis hyphe
nated name from a maternal uncle who
left him a fortune. A man who can
succeed in politics despite a hyphen
and a pair of mutton chop whiskers
must have something in him. The
English are more leisurely than we and
IX THE ENGLISH ELECTION.
do not so object to long uaines, but
Campbell-Bannermau is too much even
for them. As a result they have short
ened it iuto "C.-B.," by which designa
tion the prime minister is everywhere
Especially Popular In United States.
James Bryee, chief secretary for Ire
land, is especially iwpular iu this coun
try for the reason that his "American
Commonwealth" Is at once the most
sympathetic end the most able criti
cism ever made of our institutions by
a foreitmer Mr. Brvce is about the
same age as the premier, but is bale
John Morloy is likewise popular in
the United States because of his asso
ciations with Gladstone, his radical
home rule views and his biographies
of Gladstone and Cromwell ami other
historical writings. While Mr. Moiiey
is secretary of state for India, his In
fluence In behalf of Ireland will be-po-tcnt.
Herbert John Gladstone, the home
secretary. Is chiefly attractive to Amer
icans, as doubtless be Is to English
men, for the reason that he is the son
of his father. A Liberal cabinet could
hardly get along without a Gladstone.
With one exception the remaining
members of the British cabinet are not
so well known in the United States.
They are as follows: Chancellor of the
exchequer, Herbert II. Asquith; for
eign secretary. Sir Edward Grey; colo
nial secretary, the Earl of Elgin; war
secretary, Richard Burdou Haldane;
first lord of the admiralty. Baron
Tweedmouth; lord high chancellor. Sir
Robert Threshle Roid; president of the
board of trade, David Lloyd-George;
president of the local government
board, John Burns; secretary of state
for Scotland. John Sinclair; president
of the board of agriculture. Earl Car
rington; postmaster general. Sydney
Charles Buxton; lord president of the
council, the Earl of Crewe; lord of the
privy seal, the Marquis of Ripon; pres
ident of the board of education. Augus
tine Birrell; chancellor of the duchy of
Lancaster, Sir Henry II. Fowler. , The
following men are ministers, but are
not in the cabinet: Lord lieutenant of
Ireland, the Earl of Aberdeen; lord
chancellor of Ireland. Samuel Walker;
first commissioner of works and public
buildings, Lewis Vernon-IIarcourt.
But of the whole cabinet the mot In
teresting figure both in America and
England is John Burns, the labor lead
er. This fact was attested nt the great
London meeting where Burns was giv
en an ovation greater than that which
greoted any other cabinet member, not
excepting the premier' himself. It was
so prolonged that it visibly embar
rassed "Honest John." Not but what
be has had ovations before, but never
in such august company. Short, swar
thy, intense and intrepid," John Burns
has dared to go to jail for his opinions,
has led innumerable strikes, has spurn
ed all offers of money, has lived on al
most nothing aud has won his way
from the lowest ranks of the proleta
riat to the distinction of being the first
labor member of an English cabinet.
It must not be imagined that the ob
stacles in the path of Mr. Burns have
all disappeared or that everybody is
singing in the chorus of his praise. On
the contrary, he is being most vindic
tively attacked. Even Mr. Balfour
went out of his way recently to make a
bitter reference to the labor leader,
though he admitted that Burns pos
sesses "great abilities." Perhaps the
most scathing criticisms of "Honest
John," however, have come from the
very labor ranks that he is supposed to
lead. The Socialists cannot forgive him
for accepting oflice in a "bourgeois"
cabinet, refer to him as an apostate
and say that his days as a lalor man
are over. Notwithstanding this fire
from behind and In spite of the further
fact that his re-election to parliament
was probably the most bitterly eon
tested of any Liberal candidate,
wealthy Liberals and Socialists striv
ing with the Conservatives to defeat
him, he was triumphantly re-elected
from his old Battersea district and that
by a majority of 1.500 larger than that
which was given him in his last pre
Candle Molder's Apprentice.
John Burns was born in Battersea in
1S5S. His parents were from Ayrshire.
Scotland, and it is said that he is dis
tantly related to Robert Burns, the
poet. John, as he is familiarly called
by everybody, was' taken out of school
at the age of ten and, like Beu Frank
lin, was apprenticed to a candle
moider. He next went into a boiler
factory and finally became a stationary
engineer. His father having died ear
ly, the boy was compelled to help keep
his mother. While still a youth he ran
au engine in the Niger river country,
in Africa. While here he dug a copy
of Adam Smith's "Wealth of Nations"
out of the sand. The reading of this
book started him to studying social
questions. Returning to England, he
began reading all the advanced aud
Socialist literature that he could pro
cure and soon made himself a power iu
workingmeu's organizations. He spoke
on the streets and in the parks aud
brought the denunciations of conserva
tives on his head for being a "dema
gogue" and "disturber." At one time
he was arrested, but secured liberty
for himself and his companions by au
eloquent plea. At a later time he at
tempted to hold a meeting in Trafal
gar square, for which he was arrested
and served a short jail sentence. He
organized numerous strikes and led
them, the most famous of the list being
the great dock laborers' strike in Lon
don. Then for almost a week Johu
Burns scarcely ate or slept, and his
straw hat became the "oriflamme of
war." These things made him not
only the most conspicuous labor leader
of the world, but brought down on his
head the hatred of the nobility and
moneyed classes of nearly all England.
I or all that Burns was elected
member of the first London county
council, a position that he has held
ever since. As such he has labored in
cessantly for the proper housing of
London's poor and has made his na
tive Battersea a model for all cities.
Notwithstanding his hard life and
rough surroundings, John Burns has
artistic tastes, which are in evidence
in his municipal reform work.
A Most effective Orator.
Perhaps it was his success in being
elected to the county council that sug-
gested his running for parliament. At
any rare, ne matio rue race and was
Mccessful, and he has been returned
, (very parliament since. He is rec
guized as one of the most effective
orators in England, and hia speeches !
are always packed .with (facts. .t While :
he has educated hinaselfv.'be' has done
the job thorpughly. He .never, speaks
in parliament to empty benches, for
it is realized that when he is up he has
something to say and that he will fur
nish new information on the subject at
issue. His presidency of the local gov
ernment board gives him control of ail
the municipalities of Great Britain, a
responsibility for which his service
in the London county councl has pecul
iarly fitted him.
Until made a member of the cabinet
John Burns never received a penny
of salary from any of his ofllces. but
was giveu a meager $ 750 a year from
u labor organization. On this he lived
very modestly in a few small rooms in
Battersea, nor has he changed his
mode of life since he became a minis
ter. He married a girl he had known
as a playmate, and they have one son.
Burns has had innumerable offers of
money, but has spurned them all. One
man wrote to him offering a bribe, and
Burns answered with the statement
that it was well the offender was not
in reach of his boots. "Money! I hate
It," he has said often and has proved
It by his life.
Free In Speaking His Mind.
John Burns is utterly fearless In his
denunciations. No man in England f
took a more decided stand against the
Boer war. When he was in America J
several years ago he created a small '
! furore by bis freedom In speaking his
mind. Morgan he termed "the Barnnm '
of the financial world." Chicago he
denominated "hell -with the lid on."
lie has spoken freely for the "social
revolution" in bis own land acd all
over the world.
Labor will have nearly half a hun
dred seats in this parliament, besides
Liberal support, and John Bums will
be an influential factor la the coming
government of England.
- J. A. EBGEETON.
FIELD NOW OPENS
Retirement of Congret smart Hht
Gives Chance to Col.
WAITING FOR ANNOUNCEMENT
No Question of Ambition of Sinnissippi
Farmer to Represent Thirteenth
District in Congress.
Following the announcement, which
was made yesterday, that Hon. Robert
R. Hitt will retire from congress at
the close of this term will probably bj
the one that Col. Frank O. iowden, of
Ogle county, will be a candidate for
nomination as his successor in repre
senting the Thirteenth district Un
doubtedly there will be other candi
dates, but the trend of affairs during
the last year would indicate that fore-1
most in the field will be the Sinnis
In . the recent gubernatorial cam
paign the launching of his candidacy
from Ogle county and his claim to
residence there was something of a
joke, but since that time Col. Lowden
has made Sinnissippi his home in
reality and his conditional candidacy
this year in the Thirteenth district has
been taken seriously by the people
Comlit lounlly Launched.
The candidacy of Col. Lowden was
conditionally launched in that district
a few months ago. It was decided that
his name should be put forward in
case Congressman Hitt decided not to
again ask for the place. A committee
was selected to confer with Hitt rela
tive to his intentions and the decision
has now been announced.
"There is no question, I think," said
a Thirteenth district newspaper man
in discussing the situation, "of Col.
Lowden' am itbobinttiionosa.fommfwy
I owden's ambition to represent the
Thirteenth district in congress. His
every move indicates it. I he inclina
tion of the republicans of the district
seems to have been to return Congress
man Hitt as long as he was able if he
so desired, but if he is through ther
is a large number anxious to send
MAYOR KEPT OUT
OF RANGE OF CLUB
Ladies Give Acting Chief of Police
Warm Reception When He Cuts
The Central Union Telephone com
pany could scarcely ask for better
guardians of its property, right or
wrong, than the wives'of its patrons,
as Chief of Police McCaskrin has found
out since he started his pole and wire
cutting. On his first expeditions he
met with not a few "callings" by the
fair ones, and Saturday afternoon he
a i ran into others.
The company had bridged the gaps
that had been made in its lines with
insulated wres, wheh were bunched up
and hung on any poles that happened
to be handy, usually those of the Peo
ple's Power company. Evidently in
terpreting the result of Friday's meet
ing of the council to mean that affairs
were to remain unchanged till some
agreement or disagreement had been
arrived at, the head of the police start
ed out to cut down the temporary con
nections that had undone his labor of
i a few days before.
The ladies were ready for him this
time, and many a left-handed compli
ment was handed out over the back
fence. When the lines were originally
cut, those who had 'phones found that
the wires had been nipped off within a
few feet of the houses. But this plan
was scarcely feasible Saturday after
noon, at least in places. One particu
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Miss Goesifmann. bogan her talk by
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education and compared the advantag
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some few years ago. This change to
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broadening of public opinion, increas
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