Foreign News: Laborite Victory

The British Labor party made startling gains last week, when approximately half the Laborite candidates for municipal borough council seats were elected during polling which involved one-third of the borough councils in England. For the first time in history Sheffield, the great cutlery centre, went Laborite; and at Leeds, a great Conservative stronghold, half the new council was captured by Labor.

The immediate result of the election appeared to be that Premier Baldwin (Conservative) seriously bestirred himself for the first time in a month or more to settle the coal strike. The...

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