17 OCTOBER 1914, Page 2

To all British people here and overseas by far the

most delightful news of the week is that of the landing of the Canadian contingent at Plymouth on Wednesday afternoon. As may be imagined, the reception given to the Canadian troops was of the heartiest, and the Canadians will know that it was no mere local outburst of enthusiasm. At this moment there is a sense of pride in and gratitude towards the Dominion in the heart of every British man and woman in the country. We should be stone if we were not touched by a pledge " fraught with a pathos so magnificent." The coming of the Canadians would be notable if there were nothing more behind it, but we all know that there are a hundred thousand men behind it, and " more if necessary."