5 MAY 1923, Page 3

Although much blame has been distributed as a result of

this affair, we are ourselves inclined to find in it all something rather gratifying and encouraging. To begin with, enormous numbers evidently found it possible , within a short space of time to get to Wembley, which is alleged to be an inaccessible spot. It is, of course, nothing of the sort, and we accept the omen for the forth- coming Exhibition. Another encouraging fact was the extraordinary good temper of the crowd. It is certain that. the King never had a greater shout of welcome in his life than hailed him when he appeared to look upon a scene of astonishing confusion—many of the people hurt and exhausted, others deprived of seats for which they had paid, and nobody sure that the game which all had come to see would take place. We venture to say that in almost every other country such a state of affairs would have ended in a bloody riot.