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AUSTRALIA: Participant

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Most royalist and loyalist of British Dominions statesmen is handsome, dynamic and air-minded Stanley Melbourne Bruce, onetime Premier of Australia and now the High Commissioner in London of the Dominion’s Cabinet. At Bristol last week an English audience cheered Mr. Bruce to the echo when he declared that the Dominions ought to pay more than they do now of the terrific bills the Mother Country is running up for armaments. “You can rely,” cried Orator Bruce, “that there will be recognition in Australia that they have got to make their contribution!”

Belligerent Australian editors boiled at the news that Australia’s High Commissioner has become so Anglicized in England, that he now refers to his fellow Australians as “they.”

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