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THE . ARGUS, FRIDAY, -MAY 1, 1908.
"C-B" AS A LEADER
Personal Notes of Campbell-Bannerman, Ex-Premier--'
Bland in Manner, But Firm. ;
I By HENRY W. LUCY (TOBY M. P.).
It la a slight incident, attesting the
personal popularity "of Sir Henry
Campbeil-Bannernian. the British ex
prime minister, who died recently In
1-ondon, that he was familiarly knowi:
Ly a diminutive name. To friends and
foes alike he wasjever "C-B." Famil
iarity in the designation of public men
Is not so common in England. as it Is
lu a country where the speaker of the
house "of representatives Is commonly
known as "Uncle Joe." ,
Since Paluterston's time ' there has
been no prime minister personally so
popular as "C-1I" came to. be in the
brief course of his incumbency of the
office. The conUition of things was the
more strongly marked by comparison
with earlier stag's. It would be im
possible to .exaggerate .the difference
between his positiou In the house of
commous while he sat 'on the left
Jiand of the speaker and that almost
Immediately conceded to him when he
crossed over to the treasury bench. To
those who knew him from early years
and had enjoyed, full opportunity of
estimating his sterling worth there
was something painful ia the treat
ment he received while leader of the
opiHsition. If demonstrations of dis
regard and something approaching per
sonal dislikes had been confined to the
political party opposite, there would
have been no ground for "complaint.
The leader of the opposition, however
small may be his following, is entitled
to be treated with respect and cour
tesy. If failure is made in this respect,
the responsibility and the discredit lie
with the offeuding party,
i The bitter pill 'C-H" had to swallow
" almost nightly during the last parlia
ment was administered by the "hands
of Liberals. He was habitually wound
ed in the house of a friend. A delight
ful conversationalist, an" admirable
speaker in sharp debate," he on field
nights, probably oppressed by : sense
of responsibility, formed a habit of
. writing out his speeches and in defl
. ance of parliamentary etiquette read
ing them at the table. - Mr. Ilalfouvor
: Sir. Chamberlain following in debate
rarely refrained from a sneer at this
certainly unfortunate and. as was fre
quently proved, unnecessary custom.
Ilad taunt animated by a similar
jspirit been flung at either of these
right honorable gentlemen there would
Lave followed instant angry shouts of
resentment from their partisans. "C-B"
received no such gratification. On the
contrary. When he appeared at the ta
ble with his bundle of manuscript the
benches behind him and llow the
gangway began to empty. This state
f things was made .more; painful to a
. sensitive nature by the fact that when
Sir. Asqulth was pnt up to speak the
opposition' mustered ..in .'fnlj .number
cheer after cheer driving home his
salient points. '
Thif was with slight variation the
chronic condition of affairs under
"C-B's" leadership of, the opposition, a
trial - borne with ..marvelous patience
aud no sign of resentment. Within
four months of bis accepting the thank
less post of leader of the opposition
things in the house of commons had
reached a condition unbearable by any
other man. A fussy group of Radicals
below the gangway were in. open re
volt. They daily flouted the authority
of their leader and occasionally went
out to the division lobby against him
In a signed article appearing under a
familiar title Inn Sunday newspaper I
conimenteu snarpiy upon this proce
dure. "C-B" wrote to me: "I do not
foam and fret about it as much as you
do. thoncrh I wlrw-p tnternnllv. I lr not
blame the active parties when self
conceit leads them into these unruly
courses," because they are acting only
after their kind. ' I blame rather the
decent, quiet, well disposed rank and
file, who do not see the harm they are
doing in following them." When six
years later "C-B" as the result of a
general eleetKm found himself master
of legions, dispenser of places and tl
ties, the member to whom veiled allw-
sjon Isjrtade In this passage humbly
approached him with a petition for of
fice In the new ministry. Had he liecn
a man of the stamp from which m mis
ters are made no personal memory of
earlier days would have unfavorably
Influenced "C-B." As he was not, office
was withheld, but "C-B" benjgniy be
stowed upon him a knighthood.
w uen in lytiu tne Unionists were
routed at the polls and the Liberals In
stalled in power by an overwhelming
majority, it was by no means certain
that Sir Henry Campbell-Bannerman
would be prime minister. The prize
was his by right and custom. But the
group of ex-ministers long seated ou
the front opposition bench were noto
riously divided. It was the provincial
elector who settled the matter. With
the advantage of perspective he had
acquired a juster conception of the
capacity of "C-B" than was common t
members of the house of commons. It
was made unmistakably clear tint
"C-B" was the choice of the nation, and
before this decision personal cabal was
hushed. But it died hard. An ex-minister
of subordinate rank in Mr. Glad
stone's last government was offered an
Important post of-cablnet rank lu the
new ministry. He declined to accept It
8a ve on condition - that "C-B" would
tarry his premiership to the bouse of
lords, leaving the leadership in the
house of commons in more habile, more
virile hands.' ' ''".'
The simple statement of this fact
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L MITCHELL tTNDB BLOCK, ';
, Room S8, Rork IUcL :
- Office ktiHi' S k.ik to -6 9. tn-4
" Saturday rvnlmgrn. Tdephoae wwt 814,
nension of the real "C-B" that cloutl-
ed the view even of those who long
lived in close colleagneship with hiiu.
Deceived by the bland hianner, the in
disposition to assert hknsclf, the reluc
tance to give pain even where punish
ment was merited, they thought to
shelve the premier lu the" luxurious ob
scurity of the h6use of lordsi : But "C-B"
wasalreadytrans!ated..The silken glove
was off, flung aside, and behold the iron.
hand. He would hot go to the house of
lords. The centc of jower and Influ
ence was in the popular chamber, and
that was' the proper place for a Liberal
prime minister. v
Thin was a surprise forbid colleagues
that almost took the - breath away.
They had, speedy and full opportunity
of growing accustomed to it. The for
mation of a government out of a party
th:it had been In the wilderness for ten
years bristled witu difficulty. There
were remnants of . a former structure
naturally looking for reinstatement in
the new one. Other claims more or less
justifiable had grown up-aieoiig the
rank and file f - younger members.
"C-B's" business" was to get together a
ministry that would best serve the
state by carrying those social ' meas
ures to which the .Liberal party was
Every one was surprised by the
originality, not to say the audacity, of
some of the selections. . To mention
only two. there was Mr IJoyd-Ueorge,
in private business and states a solic
itor in an obsenre Welsh .town. - In the
house of commons he had distinguish
ed himself as. a. brilliant debater not
unworthy of the steel of Mr, Balfour
or Mr. Chamberlain. He must have
something and might have felt himself
well rewarded with an undersecretary
ship or even a lordship of the treas
ury.. There was John Burns, in social
position, a day laborer, whose political
It happened that" shortly "after he as
sumed office his wife . was stricken
with an illness thal. loug lingering,
proved fatal. When In the session of
190G, his first term as premier, mem
bers watclied the wqru and weary
leader seat' himfelfVpii the treasury
bench prepared for a Tong night's wrk.
the.7 knew he had spent hours' by. Hie
bedside of his dyUig wife, had on some
days of the week oiuh oit to the house
aftee. j)n'.siiling over a kea.blaet .coimci.1
they believe Zemo to be an honetet
career was, among other things, mark- huedicine and will do all that is claim
ed by the distinction of a term spent
In jail, following a disturbance of the
public peace in Trafalgar square.
Elected to the house of commons, he
still wore a bowler hat and a serge
suit. : But he spoke effectively on top
ics! within bis personal ken, and for a
government established by a great
wave of democratic impulse it would
be a deslrabiething to have a genuine
worktngman "numbered in its ranks.
All things considered, an undersecre
tary ship would b rather overwhelm
ing forJohn Burns. A junior post at
the treasury, wltb a salary of 1,000 a
year, would be: a generous guerdon.
C-B" made Mr. Lloyd-George president
of the board of .trade and Mr. John
Burns president of the local govern
ment board,1 both with, seats in the
cabinet. .. i-'-', .;,
That his kindly . but' keen eye knew
a capable 'man when be saw him, dis
guised in whatsoever humble circum
stances, has been proved by, the 'suc
cess of these two appointments. In
the case of Mr. Lloyd-George it has
perhaps exceeded any xrther -achieved
by colleagues in an exceptionally ca
pable administration. .
Had "C-B" yielded to the gentle pres
sure put upon hiijj on hi accessldn to
the premiership and sought the leisure
of the house of . lords he might hate
still been among as, hale and hearty.
With the prospect, of an aftermath of
dignified rest Had. he been personally
Inclined to take that step there was an
objection to him ' Insuperable. Lady
Campbell-Bannerman was- strongly op
posed to his retirement from. the fight
ing line of the house of commons, and
to him. her wishes. ieecaBacred.l&r.
Eczema is Now Curable.
A St. Louis chemist, after many
years o careful experimenting and In
vestigation, has discovered a simple
remedy, that; has- eured hundreds: of
cases -of eczema tjat had been 'pro
nounced incurable." This chemist be
lieved that eczema and all itching
skin diseases were of local origin. and
were caused by germs which attacked
and fed on ' the skin. He began 6
search for a remedy that would de
stroy these germs; and found that by
combining the active principles of cer
tain welt known vegetable drugs, and
applying them locally, the first appli
cation stopped :the itching and burn
ing, and if. used persistently woulci
drive all germs -and their poisons to
the surface of the skin, and destroy
them, leaving , a nice, clear, healthy
skin. He gave this . remarkable rem
edy" the ' suggestive name of Zemo,
and since its introduction to the pub
lic Zemo lias proved" a very popular
remedy and' is today recognized the
most successful and meritorious rem
edy ever produced for the relief and
cure of eczema and all diseases of
the skin and scalp.
Harper House pharmacy endorses
and recommends Zemo and says that
ed for. It.
F. R. Kuschmann,
For Your Groceries
Use tiie phone If you can not
call. We; have both phones.
Lemon cling peaches, extra fan
cy, put up in thick syrup, .
per can 25c
Apricots, finest California
Jruit, pone better, per can. v. 25c
Peas,marrcwrfat, last fall .
pack, threec' cans 25c
Baked Beans, put up in to-
fniaio sauce, a large cans. ..
Sugar corn, a. good quality,
2 cans' A.... .... .i 15c
Catsup, .3; bottles 25c
Pickles, small sour,
per gallon Y. ;...v 25c
per dozen f. .;.... .10c
Macaroni, a' package of ,
good macaroni' for, ......... .10c
The very " finest seed cd
raisins,1 2 packages fori"."'. . .25c
W'o are', always J right in line
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2207 Fourth' AVe. Both phones.
This tonTh of nnture mr.de the assem
bly kin. Political animosity dimpjiear-r-d
before the spectacle of a 'brave iinm
struggling with adversity. Old party
ties were rebound and streugl honed.
Withiu a few weeks "C-B." doubtless
to his modest surpri.e. found himself
the most popular man in the house, his
nligbtest utterance received with pro
found respect, his genial little jokes
hailed with rapturous laughter.
In this sudden blasce of sunshine he
bloomed. All that was best in him.
chilled In the bleak weather of oppos!
tion times, unfolded aud grew apace.
After the period of depression that fol
lowed ou the death of, his wife was
passed he found in work and in attend
ance on his parliamentary duties rhe
best tonic, the surest solace. But op
portunity came too late. The silver
cord was fatally loosed. Too soon the
golden bowl was broken. It is pleasing
to reflect that after patient drudgery in
untoward circumstances Henry Campbell-Bannerman,
. fone of the truest
hearted, finest natnred men who ever
served their country in high ' places,
lived long enough to knew that lie was at
length understood. New York Tribune.
New Fad For, Umbrella Handles.
Umbrella and parasol handles to
match one's pet (Jog constitute the
newest craze in fashionr'ile circles. It
Is becoming the usual thing for a wo
man who owns a bulldog to buy an
umbrella or a parasol with-a bulldou
handle. ."If an exact likeness of the
pet dog Is wished." says a jeweler,
"special sittings can be given, and the
animal's head accurately carved out of
Ivory" or bone. The heads of favorite
cats and even horses," with precious
stones for eyes, are carved on umbrella
handles pet parrots, too, and canaries.
But pet dogs are most popular."
The Earliest Hospitals.
Since the earliest times there have
beeh some sort of places which were
designed for hospital work, although at
first they were little more than shelters
or cheaply built almshouses. In the
Boman camps there was a medical staff
to look after the wounded. : " 1
Among the earliest hospitals on rec
ord is that said to have been founded
by Valens In Caesarea 370-SO A. D. and
the one built In Rome by Fabiola, a
Roman lady, although, like most others
of that and even later times, both in
. stltutlons probably were almshouses as
The origin of our present hospitals is
traced to the monastic arrangements
for the care of the sick and Indigent
Every monastery once housed the sick
Almost -the earliest record-of the
building of a hospital In. England is in
the life, of Lanfranc, - archbishop of
Canterbury, who In 1080 bounded two,
one for leprosy and one for ordinary
-diseases. . In the eighteenth century
London, between 1719 and 1747. estab
lished Ave public and five special hos-""
pltals. In Ireland, between 1726 and
1774, there were five public and three
special ones established In Dublin, one
In- Cork, one in Limerick, and In 1797
one in Belfast- Washington Prat.
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