MR. LLOYD GEORGE'S
MET BY THE KING AT
The Prime Minister arrived in London from
Paris last evening, and was met at Victoria
Station by the King and the Prince of Wales. A
popular welcome was given to Mr. Lloyd George
on his return from the Peace Conference.
For considerably more than an hour before the
special train was due, the platform had been barricaded
off, and the body of the station rapidly filled
with the general public. On the reserved portion of
the platform there was a distinguished gathering of
Ministers and others, including Mr. Shortt, Mr.
Churchill, Sir A. Mond, Major-General Seely, Mr.
Illingworth, Sir L. Worthington-Evans, and Sir
Hamar Greenwood, the Lord Mayor, the Mayor of
Westminster, General Sir N. Macready (Commissioner
of Police), and Major-General Sir H. Trenchard.
The King, who was attended by Major Seymour
and Colonel Clive Wigram, arrived at the station
at 6.30, the Prime Minister's train steaming in six
minutes later. As it drew up, his Majesty, with Mrs.
Lloyd George, crossed the platform to the Prime
Minister's saloon, and when Mr. Lloyd George alighted
greeted him with a cordial handshake. Mrs. Lloyd
George had for these few moments stood a little
apart, and the Prime Minister, suddenly becoming
aware of her presence, clasped her round the waist
and kissed her. The Prime Minister then shook
hands with the Prince of Wales.
Mr. Lloyd George was accompanied on the journey
from Paris by Lord Milner, Sir Henry Wilson, General
Botha, General Smuts, and Mr. Barnes, Mr. Balfour
having remained in Paris. The Prime Minister looked
careworn and tired, but all his old buoyancy asserted
itself as he met the King, and later he drove
through the acclaiming crowds that lined the
approaches to the station.
THE GAOL BIRD
[The cartoon shows a group of figures in front of what appears to be a prison gate. One figure, much larger than the rest, has wings and represents 'Peace'. Peace looks upwards, but is prevented from flying because she is chained to a large metal ball labelled 'Treaty 1919'. Behind her are three men, representing Clemenceau, Lloyd George and Wilson. One of them holds a key. The caption reads:]
"MADAM, YOU ARE FREE!"