21 NOVEMBER 1914, Page 15

We are particularly glad to notice the unreserved praise which

Mr. Hodge, speaking for the Labour Party, gave to the officers of the Army. They deserved more pay, he said, and those who used to talk about their " swank " now wished rather to admire their heroism. We are also glad to record Mr. Asquith's announcement that in the payment of bounties to the National Reserve, those who did not register themselves for foreign service in time of peace, but have since enlisted, are to be treated in a sensible and generous way as though they had registered. We have dealt with the Budget business of Tuesday in a leading article.