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Monday, 11 December 1905

Mr.LIDDELL. - Has the Prime Minister read the following statement, which was published in. the journals a few days ago, as a. cablegram from London, dated 3rd December: -

PresidentRoosevelt has granted an audience to Mr. O. C. Beale, of Sydney, the president of the Associated Chambers of Manufactures of Australia. In the course of the audience President Roosevelt sent a cordial message to Australia. " Next to my own nation," said the President, " I am interested in the progress, success, and safety of your great democratic island continent. Beware of keeping the far north empty. Encourage the immigration of southern Europeans. They will cultivate your rich country, and will become good Australians."

Does the honorable and learned gentleman reciprocate the sentiments there expressed ?

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