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_ *— MR DEA KIN'S ANXIETY. TO REPRESENT AUSTRALIA. . Press Association—By Telegraph—Copyright MELROFKNE. January 11. Jtereivod January 11. at. 9.30 a.m.) The di-putc hetween Mr Alfred Deakin and th- Minister for Extern;.! Affairs continues. The latter states that Mr Xeilsen. an officer in the Now Noi;:t. Wnl"- Government resident in F-'..i> > inei-eo. warned Mr Deakin in August that, owing to the war, the Panama Exhibition would ho shorn of an international « haraeter. and advised Audraha'- cmplete vi< hdrawsl fir.m the Exposition. Tlie further state, that in an oflioia] memorandum Mihrnittid to him hy Mi- Deakin on Septemher 21 there was no mention of Mr Ncilsen's advice. Tt wa, on the strength of this memorandum that Mr Mahon induced i.siset to approve of Australia'? representation at the Exposition on a modified -rale. When it was discovered on 1)«. omher 24 that Mr Nei!sen's advice had hr-i suppressed. Mr Mahon wrote lo Mr Dealun for an explanation. and advised hi in to defer his preparation for departure. Mr Deakin replied that Mr Neil-en's advice had been set :i--ide hy the Fed-ral and State Com-ini---io;i. Mr I'ieakin. on .Tanuary 7. wrote to Mr Mahon with reference fu tlr- Minister's ac-rn-ation that Mr Neii-cn', 101 l--r had neon suppressed savins that Mr Mahon was never in touch with the if he bad hceji, much antagonism would have been avoided Mr Mahon replied that hj« had :o-M in the snnip manner a= his iMedc-ces-or in office .the late Mr Arthur).

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PANAMA EXHIBITION, Evening Star, Issue 15697, 11 January 1915

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PANAMA EXHIBITION Evening Star, Issue 15697, 11 January 1915