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NOTES Of THE DAY From our l.omfca Correspondent. MEMORABLE SCENES IN JLONDON. LONDON has never seen a more beauti- JLj ful and impressive spectacle than the anarch of the troops of the victorious Allios through the streets of the metro- polis last Saturday. Marshal Foch, seated like a carven image on his spirited -horse, was the central figure of the pro- fession. He had a wonderful welcome. It was the salute of a nation to one of the greatest of miliary captains, a man whose name will rank in history as co- equal with these of Julius Caesar and Napoleon. In addition to being great warriors Caesar and Napoleon shewed supreme ability as statesmen and civil administrators. Foch had no opportu- nity to reveal his capacity in these direc- tions. But as a soldier pure and simple he is fit to stand alongside his two famous Latin fore-runners. MARSHAL FOCH. I PHYSICALLY Foch is a small man, "—- but he is firmly built and well-set. It is an arresting face, full of intellectual power, with large, heavily-fringed, lust- rous eyes whose fire gives a radiance to the whole expression. For all the light that glances from them, they are sad eyes that speak of thought and suffering and experience. The impression conveyed by Foch in the victory march was not that of the exultant victor, but rather that of the humble instrument of an over-ruling Providence. In his demeanour a proud ,consciousness of strength mingled strangely with an air of piety and modes- ty. If Foch had not been a great soldier he would have been a great saint. His only brother is a Jesuit and he himself is a devout Catholic. What I wonder were the thoughts that occupied the mind of this great and lonely figure as he rodo -through acclaiming multitudes in a foreign capital ? Looking neither to right nor left, he kept his eyes steadily ;in front as though he were gazing into futurity, eager to unveil its secrets. Emphatically lie was the man of men in 'the wonderful pageant. The recollection -of that lonely horseman, -with his ab I' stracted air and rigid mien, unmoved by the tempests of cheering that greeted him all along the route, will never be I effaced from the memory of those who witnessed his triumphal progress. BEATTY AND HAIC. I "NEXT to Foch, the most popular figures v, ore those of Sir David Beatty and Sir Douglas Haig. In aooord with naval tradition Beatty was afo-ot,- a fine figure of a man, the cap at its usual rakish angle, air and bearing sug- gesting the very incarnation of manly vigour and efficiency. Beatty's handsome features were s t?rn and set and he seemed as indifferent lo popular acclamation cs "Foch did. Hai, ca his beautiful charger, 'was little more genial, and from time to time acknowledged by a stiff salute the 'homage of the crowd. Both Beatty and Haig are dignified-looking men, but | neither conveys the impression of tre- 'mendous personality that is suggested by I "Foch, about whom the glamour of genius visibly clings. I OUR CALLANT SEAMEN. I THE heart of the crowd went out to the least spectacular part of the "procession. These were the -merchant seamen, led by a score of solemn-looking weather-beaten captains. The sailors themselves were much more buoyant, cracked jokes with the crowd, and marched with a careless ease that was a ,striking contrast to the measured tread ;and mechanical precision of the infantry. lClad in mufti in every variety of garb fthese gallant men, with the savour of the ,Eftlt.se,t waves about them. well deserved -the gratitude of the people. Easily the ¡ flnost attractive feature in the procession ,were the women,-nur-,e,,q V.A.D. e, W.A.A.C's, W.R.E.N.S. and W.R.A.F's. 5t was a progress of young ">na blooming womanhood, full of hope and promise for -the future The pick of the 'ct were the young women of the Royal A ir Force, who -marched with a dash and rog«' larity that won universal .admiration. How the -crowd6 cheered .them A SKELETON AT THE FFAST. IN the juaidst of fljl these joyful demon- Jt. strations reflective minds were .acutely conscious of the of a fikejoton at the feast in the shape of a .dusky figure, with pick or N.nlder and eafety lamp in hand. We bave won the war-; can we conserve the 'its of vic- tory and win the peace ? That Is the question. For its solution mwoh depends on the working-classed, and ''specially on the miners. It is hardly tc rr -ch to say that on the miners the r f rC! of this CO'lltry largely depends. '1Ti.s week the j situation has 'been very grave and dark clouds still obscure the sky. The most urgen t economic need of Britain is an in- crease of exports. Unfortunately our exports sre declining; and owing to the increase In the price of coal the decline is likely to continue. If, in addition, the miners mean to strike the position will becoEDe very alarming. Already the American exchange is heavily against u&. An English sovereign will now only buy 17s. 6d. worth of goods in America. This means that everything which we import from America must increase in price; and the increase will continue unless our ex- port trade expands. How can it expand when Labour is wild, intractable, rebel- lious ?


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