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TTRKISII FoltC'K STARTS. pnn-i'Kirs in'iunrs. GERMAN" OFFICERS PROTEST, BUT TIEIU.I.Y INSISTS. (.'AiKO. January IS. A Pi'C" lii'i'Mii i-i.niin'.Hii.iiit'. 11• i-erJ mi Uafements mai i<- by describes the army invading lv*ypt as likely to <\i>plav bntv. ry. hut u.,1 rapa.-itv. Many of t!>o men ;irv -farvinu:. this heiny; riwirvg to had otvani-al ii.n rather thee leek of supplies. 'l'i:"ic aii' not sulHciont horses and cameF, and many camels arc rlvinc;. Tlif troops are ill-ciad in summer khaki. The Germnn ofiiccrs have reported to Berlin that they are not aide to arlvi-e an attack on Egypt with such troop-, and have suggested a postponement. The Hermans, however, have ordered a march, though one the advance as iii.irching to certain death. The refugees state i;i,<i. the feeling between the Turki.-li and ' officers is had. and the latter fear that if they do not succeed in eroding Hie canal the Turks will attack them. STRENGTH «'d'' INVADERS. .STATEL> AT 70.000. {London 'Times' and Sydney 'Sun ' Scrrires.) * LO.VDOX. January 17. 'The Times' military correspondent Eavs:* "If 70,000 Turks'are reported to be" massing in Syria to cross the desert thev' will -Wet with a warm reception. The Xavv can also take a lending share, ].ot onlv "in the -Suez Canal, but operating off El "Irish. We ought to have all the trumps in our hands playins? this ruboer, but must not foi-et that the lurks fight with couras/e. ■ Thev are a military people, with i'reat tradition*, and must not be despised."

SUBMARINE HUNTING. DESTROYERtTIIATID TASK. (London ' Times ' and Sydney ' Sun' Semc*».) I.OX DON. January 17. A seaman aboard a destroyer writes: " Our job is patroiiiug.thc coast on a dark night, with the water a bit choppy; no one is'allowed to turn into bis hammock. The middle watch lookout sighted a red light, then a second and third. AA e .steamed close to the first light, and_ -i searchlight revealed a submarine, which immediately dived, the others disappearing simultaneously. The submarines had mistaken us for our supply ship. W c cruised about hoping to ram one, and every minute expecting a "tin fish against our side, fortunately' they Failed "to torpedo us, and were not again seen." LORD KITCHENERFOREIGN OFFICE WANTED HIM. LONDON, January 18. The 'Daily Chronicle. - rebutting attacks made on Lord Haldane. slates that Lord Haldaue. <m August 2 was assisting Mr Asnuith at the War Office. They decided that Earl Kitchener should be Minister of War. The. Foreign Oiliee hesitated, desiring to secure Lord Kitchener. It was untrue that, the. appointment was due to a newspaper agitation. GOVERNMENT HELP H>l iU INT D I [ I \( II I UtMTL^ (Loudon "Times' and Sidney ' Sun ' Sernc©s.) T 0\ ()l>\ ii m\ 17 Lb 1 i nch ( i ■iiimtut an mil u lmnudiiti iu\nit t uiiuid ti mei j 1 i v iri nl miei U 1 IN ( I KM VN 1 ! mi n \i s or i -> v T ONDuN 1 mini Otder hi\ leiii i m 1 m Itiinn that it is unlawful to make pure wheat II d il |i >h bitmc. the in\ u d lin„ or,< id c ( in ilf m fni turn pun niPiit U i. hi" of -i ' m i aid i term of imnrisonment. (U\\U 01 MINIsITRs W-slf PD \\| Fi urn 18 fir oi If If rh ii (t i it Urn Di t ehf x an' ui u d lit n Kuht i Tmrtr il Tui net A IODIRN SI R( I PA (London "Times' and Sydney 'Sun ' Seivi.»s.) 1 o\]U)\ Finini 17 Hie Ii tiinil o f <•- i „ei\ icput re rn 1 ibl i \irie tioill w r mill Oiu «ol u r bid i luge n hj d i en i t> th tioifil i ,ton t tin i-ealp and inothei into tiie vertex of the skull, the frnetui Vh m; to o rl i oxten i\c pnih ia of the limbs. Both are doing well. THE KALSEirs DIRTHDAY. N'OT A DAY FOR REJOICING. BUT FOR ANXIOUS THOUGHT. LONDON. January 18. The Kaiser L requesting that there be no festivities mi liis birthday. He desires that all German- should realise the gravity of the situation and the direction in which Fortune seems to have turned her face. He asks that the eustomary letters and telegrams be forgone, a- they might interrupt the po-tal and telegraphic services, which are already overtaxed, and interfere with His Majesty's work at headquarters. He declares that such messages are not needed in these days of tribulation which have come to the Fatherland. He offers thanks in advance to each supplication made to the throne of the Most High. ABSOLUTELY FOR ENGLAND. (London 'Times' and Sydney 'Sun' Sendees.) LONDON, January 17. In the course of a speech in this city the Greek Minister said: "AVe. are not only in sympathy with, but absolutely devoted to. the came of England in this great world crisis." AD VANCE FN FOOD PRICKS. LONDON. January 18. The newspapers are giving prominence to the rise in the prices of food. The Board of Trade's estimate of prices in big towns is that they are 19 per cent, above those of July. The committee of the Labor party ecommend the Government to take possession of wheat, paying 55s to 40s per quarter, and sell at the market price : if there is a surplus, to pay the owners a bounty 1 of 5 per cent, and use the balance in as- • sistiiijj the State revenue. i

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MARCHING ON SUEZ., Issue 15704, 19 January 1915

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MARCHING ON SUEZ. Issue 15704, 19 January 1915

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