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3703 THE TWENTIETH CENTURY- THE GREAT WAR.

eternal silence that closes over those

whose sacrifice remains unnamed, in the

full knowledge that save for those who

loved them their names would disappear

with their bodies. Their monument is

in our hearts. Not the living alone greet

us here; the ranks of the dead themselves

rise to surround the soldiers of liberty."

Mr. Balfour followed M. Viviani and

spoke a few fitting, gripping words. Governor Stuart of Virginia responded for

America. Then Field Marshal Joffre and

two French officers came forward with a

bronze wreath, which one of the greatest

generals of the twentieth century laid

upon the stone coffin of the noblest man

of the eighteenth century. Mr. Balfour

then brought the British tribute, a wreath

of lilies and oak leaves tied with the colors

of the three Allied nations. It bore the

following inscription:

"Dedicated by the British mission to

the immortal memory of George Washington, soldier, statesman, patriot, who would

have rejoiced to see the country of which

he was by birth a citizen and the country

which his genius called into existence, fighting side by side to save mankind from a

military despotism."

Subsequently the two missions visited

numerous cities, and the French mission

made a tour through the Middle West.

For a long time it was impossible to persuade Marshal Joffre to make a speech.

When M. Viviani addressed the Senate,

cries arose of, "Joffre!" "Joffre!" But the

Marshal merely smiled and answered: "I do

not speak English." Then raising his right

hand, he cried, "Vivent les Etats-Unis!"

With a military salute, he was gone.

But the old soldier was deeply impressed

with the wealth and power of the United

States, and tears often filled his eyes when

some new evidence was given of the aid

that this powerful country would render

his endangered France. Finally at a meeting at Chicago he was induced to make

what was, for him, a long speech.

"My friends," said he, "I am proud to

have in my hand the American flag,