11 JULY 1908, Page 3

We are glad to record that the £10,000 which Lord

Desborough asked for through the Daily Mail for the entertainment of foreign guests at the Olympic Gaines has been a good deal more than subscribed, and the reproach that we are less hospitable to foreign countries than they have shown themselves to us no longer threatens us. The Govern- ment have announced that they will allot to the Olympic Games a portion of the new special fund for the entertain- ment of foreign visitors. They will give a dinner, and will be responsible for the management of it themselves. We are very glad to hear this. The Government will pay a graceful compliment to the visitors by being hosts. Such an act of politeness might escape notice altogether if they merely handed over money for some one else to spend.