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ROME. April 6. Mr. Theodore Roosevelt, ex-President of the United States, who, accompanied by his son Kermit, is about to enter upon an expedition to Africa to hunt big game, arrived to-day at Naples, where he will re-embark for Cairo. Mr. Roosevelt was welcomed by a crowd of several thousands, and the German Consul-General presented to him a letter in which the Kaiser hoped to see the ex-President in Berlin on his return from Africa. A bouquet of black, whito and red carnations accompanied the letter. Mr. Roosevelt asked the Consul-General to present his respects to the Emperor, and to say he would certainly pay His Imperial Majesty a visit, and tell him all about his experiences in Africa. From England Mr. Roosevelt received hundreds of telegrams and letters.


LETTER TO SIB JOSEPH WARD. {By Telegraph.—Press Association.) WELLINGTON, Tuesday. The Prime Minister has rereived from ex-President Roosevelt the following letter in acknowledgment of the several mementoes of the American fleet's memorable visit to New Zealand: — "Through Admiral Sperry, I have received a beautiful illuminated address, sent by you as Prime Minister and by other officials of the New Zealand Government. I have at the same time received a beautiful album of New Zealand views and a Maori cloak, presented by Lady Ward on behalf of the members of the Arawa tribe. 1 d-?.-ire to express to. you. and through you to your colleagues, and especially to Lady Ward, my very profound appreciation of the courtesy shown mc. And. above all, 1 desire to give expression of appreciation of the entire American people for the generous courtesy and hospitality with which tht people of New Zealand received the ' American fleet. Pray tell Lady Ware we shall always keep the beautiful Maori cloak and album of New Zealand views May I beg that you will express to youi ' colleagues my thanks for the more thai ' kindly warmth of their greeting to mc ' Most certainly, if fortune favours mc ; I shall some day visit New Zealand. 1 : have always felt a particular desire t< see New Zealand, not only because of thi natural beauty of the islands, but be cause, like all men interested in socia and industrial problems, I am very de sirous of looking into the way in whicl you in New Zealand have faced the ques tion of their solution."

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ROOSEVELT'S TOUR., Auckland Star, Volume XL, Issue 83, 7 April 1909

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ROOSEVELT'S TOUR. Auckland Star, Volume XL, Issue 83, 7 April 1909