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ENTENTE'S REPLY TO ENEMY. Neutrals Should Understand Now. War Goes on to Victory. LONDON, Monday. [Newspaper Article] — Daily Observer — 2 January 1917
ENTENTE'S REPLY TO ENEMY. Neutrals Should Understand Now. War Goes on to Victory. (1'ublii.hed in ''Hie Times.') LONDON. Monday. TJiii 'Times' in a leader says: The rsubsta licit; of the Entente's Note is iu stiincb. witli unshakeable doternumitioH. Tho Allies trust neutrals will understand . moro clearly our' iutenitdon. to devoto our whole energies to. the war and compel oni iniplsioniblc foes to accept the t«nns tt-o iv ill in tho interest of humanity im pose upon- thorn. The 'Times ' \\ iishington ?oorrcspou- clpiut says: The Allies' sj'mputliuiCi-K I eel that the Entente's 'Note hae ^produced an admir.able genoral statement' of our , case. The Gorman manoeuvres have weakened the drawn war theory by ad vertising - that Gnnany is in givatcr dii- j H(iiiltics than was 'imagined.
YEAR OF VICTORY. French President's Confidence. LONDON, Sunday. [Newspaper Article] — Daily Observer — 2 January 1917
YEAR OF VICTORY. French President's Confidence. (Reuter's Telegram.) LONDON, Sunday. King; Cfcoi-Ke. in a New Year message to the French President, said 'he was as confident as ever of a victorious1 issue o.[ ?a victorious issue of the struggle. -He added: I pray the noble -French nation whose sons have strikingly and freshly proved their courage may by the triumph of the Allies re-enter the pith of peaceful progress secure against aggression. M. Poincaire, replying to the King of Italy said victory was assured in the new year.
GERMANS AND THE SUEZ CANAL. [Newspaper Article] — Daily Observer — 2 January 1917
GERMANS AND THE SUEZ CANAL. A Leipzig1 ligyulalog-i.-t named lJio fessor Stein'dorff lias been lecturing iiefore the Geographical Society of Ber lin on K«-y|)( and the Suez CaiKil. lie is reported lo have .-aid: 'fn 'order to facilitate her communi cations with Jndia ami control of the -ea route lo the Far \iuol, England ha.x gradual ly became (he main pro prietor oi' Hie Suez Canal. Contrary f.o all international agreements, she ha.s during the present war converted llie whole canal area into- a battle rc yion. The canal i? at pre-ent a Hrit Uh (waterway. That it doe-, not remain --v and Hiiat in future the canal, even in the event of war. shall be withdrawn r'lom English control is one of the most important amis which Germany during the world-war must achieve. If (lie whole of Esi'.vpt cannot, be restored to the Turks. (1t Jca.st (ho gig-antic eastern desert plateau of the Sinai Peninsula must be wrested Crcm English hands.'
THE LATEST. FRENCH IN ALSACE. Patiently Awaiting German Retreat. Occupation Very Popular. Alsatians Confident of German Defeat. LONDON, Monday. [Newspaper Article] — Daily Observer — 2 January 1917
THE LATEST. FRENCH IN ALSACE. Patiently Awaiting German Retreat. Occupation Very Popular. Alsatians Confident of German Defeat. (Published in 'The Time*.') LONDON, Al'ondiiv. The ''Times'' correspondent with tlio Krencli armies pays a tribute to the patient, wiry, active and mostly lightly built French troops holding- tdie lines in the Vosges in Alsace. Their present -work Is defensive. They are all within about 20 miles oil tho Rhine awaiting the moment wlicii they can descend on the flank and rear of the retreating- German array falling back on fhe IMiiue and Slrasburg. If the Germans commit the mad folly ? of trying to desperately find1 another I way into France and* behind. Belfort through 'Switzerland .so much the wor.se 1 for them. ' The Germans opposing are dispirited. The French could advance if they wanted and bombard many Alsatian towns and villages at easy range. They arc Availing- for something bigger. The French' are not treating1 Alsace as conquered or even as an 'occu...
WHEN WILL THERE BE PEACE?" Germans Pine for End of War. [Newspaper Article] — Daily Observer — 2 January 1917
WHEN WILL THERE BE PEACE?' Germans Pine for End of War. In a plaintnc re\iew of the military situation, entitled ''Between Battles,' Aiajor Monath, in the ''Berlim.'i- Tage blatt,'1 confesses that the German na tion and Gorman troops pine J'or the ?nd of the war. Then he =nvs that they .ire 'ncVert'h'eless 'det'ermiiled ''to go on waging a '-defensive war'1 to guntantcc i hem in iuture '-more rocm to breathe and move.' Mo rath writes:— 'The gun and hand-grenade battles, .lie mine-thmwing aiid the bomb explo sions never fully cease on the long- bat- tle front o'.f our an-mics. .But .now and [hen there uru shoit battle intervals. Then something- like a sigh of relief is breatluid by our millions in amis', and ui all lips ]ic% a mute question : 'How much longer?' There can be no more -.incere testimonial that we love peace more than strife. Not out of weak ness, hut simply because we are devoid of those (bloodthirsty instincts w'hioh hanker J'or combat, take it up eagerly, and in the m...
NO OIL WELLS FOR GERMANY. Complete Destruction of Plant. LONDON, Sunday. [Newspaper Article] — Daily Observer — 2 January 1917
NO OIL WELLS FOR GERMANY. Complete Destruction of Plant. (Renter's Telegram.) LONDON. Sunday. An Amsterdam cormspondeirD says the latest details ol the destruction of the Roinnniiian oil welto are contained in the Munich 'Neiusshcn. Nacliriclitcn, ' which says.: 'lllw surface damage is c'.'iht million sterling, and does not in clude tlio loss of production and tho es timiirtcd damage unaerground. All tho ongino houses, cranes, s,nrfaoe, and'un dorgitmnd nmcliiinery luive been smashed and the oil tanks sot .afire. Tho deistriK'it.ion was not only work manlike, but skilful.
RUSSO-ROUMANIANS EVACUATION OF THE DOBRUDJA. Mackensen Foiled. Fierce Fighting to Enemy Advantage. LONDON, Sunday. [Newspaper Article] — Daily Observer — 2 January 1917
RUSSO-ROUMANIANS EVACUATION OF THE DOBRUDJA. I Mackensen Foiled. I Fierce Fighting to Enemy Advantage. (Reuter's Tulogriuni.) LONDON. Sunday. Tlio ltu.s&u-llouniiiiiian exacuation ol Dobrudja 'is coinplcte. The mild winter prevented the freezing ol the Danube, making .Macfcensen'b crossing diflicult. A llertfir's Bussian: official message says: 'Hiero are fierce battles in the O'ttuz Valley. The enemy reinforced re peatedly attacked and captured several ht'iglius. 'lUie enemy is, stuibbornJy at tacking on the Moldavian frontier. An offensive north-west, of Severjuz failed. Tho Roumanions.- weio victorious and many prisoners were, taken. Tlie hoights of the Upper Putua. frequently. changed hands and i-oimiined in the oneiny's ]X» si'-s.on. Tlie JMi&bO-Jlui.'iiuiiiiinb dislodged' the enemy alb Gordesdhii. 'Ilio enemy re pulsed tlie Koumunjans north-west iA tho Iiuzcu-I'\n'-auy railway. A third '.enemy attack in Dobrudja switli-cast ot Urailo (K-cU']-ied the height in o...
AUSTRALIA'S CONSCRIPTION VOTE. Its True Meaning. [Newspaper Article] — Daily Observer — 2 January 1917
AUSTRALIA'S C0NSCR1PHON VOTE. - Its True Meaning. It . -^'V qf Ie Service in England, is »hr f ™+°flv'rn al?d- ^ltnentic expoh mt of Australian opinion in this coun ?.ry,.says the London 'Daily Mail' ewo(lays atter the referendum-— Peace vintriguers and faint-hearts will try to make so much, of the heavy vote against conscription in Australia that it is well .to. choke their clamour at once* ^efX£v'natipn-of th.e ^'ments used md Leungs rousea in the conscription :^T)f\^™Qh&t^c™ ta no, peace Pacifists are less numerous than '. the v ire in tins country, where their influ ence is. greater than their minute num bers warrant. It is really a 'simple mat ter to, prove that not one in a thousand of those who voted1 -'No' on Saturday would , agree, to , the Anzacs laying down ^ua5ln' Wlih0ut C01B»lete victory-a Ctaiuf- everyw^re .throughout To begin with, the Irish vote account* ? for a larfce nmnnrUm, nt +1 ? . ,'tu L —. «-- -i'w. v.w»i kjl Liie unposition .0 conscription, it is th...
GLEN INNES. [Newspaper Article] — Daily Observer — 2 January 1917
GLEN INNES. (From our Correspondent). The following nominations have been received for the Severn Shire- elections: A Riding: AV. F. Broadibent and J; Mus ^rave (returned unopposed); B Riding: W. Ross, AV. A. Cramsie, W. livery, A. L. Vevers; C Riding: .T. F. White, John WethersDooh. W Pettit. At a meeting of the V.V. Board on Friday, ' Hon. John Wetherspoon was elected chairman. W. Ross was also proposed, and. after a ballot both- candi- dates had an equal lmmber of votes, and Mr. McGregor, wliq had just resig ned the position as. chairman, gave his casting vote in favor of Mr. Wether spoon, whom he declared duly elected. Mr. Ross questioned the decision, con tending that as Mr. MscGregor had resig ned he had no power, to Kivt- a' itasliim vote, and the two. candidates should have drawn lots.
TAMWORTH CRICKET. Hospital Benefit Match. [Newspaper Article] — Daily Observer — 2 January 1917
TAMWORTH CRICKET. Hospital Benefit Match. A cricket match in aid of the. Tarn worth District Hospital was held on the Oval yesterday afte'rnon ebtween teams )ictfed by Mr. Rogers and Mr. McDon ald. Following were the scopes: — Mr. Rogers' Team: — Parker, b, Mc Gregor,, 0; Smith, c and b Stewart,. 11; 'Rogers c Alcorn, b Wilson, 28; Hood, '-- Wilson, 33;. -Adams,- c Alcorn, b' Stew xrt, 9; Kelso, c Rev. .Taylor, b Wilson, V, Bosclietti, c McGregor, B Wilscn J; VTalligan, b .McGregor, 4; Scanlon, not out, 7; Lowey, b McGregor,, 0; Molloy, ') Wilson, 1; Kennedy, c Alcorn, b Mc Gregor, 1; sundries /8. Total, 110. Mr. McDonald's Team:— Rev. Taylor, 'j Hood/6; Wilson, c.'b Hood; 13; Cum ujihs, c, b Kelso, 10; McGregor c, b Hood, 10; Stewart, c, b Rogers, 30; Mc Donald, h.o.w., b Kennedy, ,17; Le 31aiic,'b Kennedy 0; Alcorn, b Kennedy, 7; Prior,, c, b, Kelso, 0; White, not out, 15; Ehillips, c, b Shiith,,2; Woodard c, I) Kelso, G; sundries, 6. Total, 132. . Mr, McDonald's team won by 22 ru...
LETTERS TO SOLDIERS. New Style of Addesses. [Newspaper Article] — Daily Observer — 2 January 1917
LETTERS TO SOLDIERS. New Style of Addess.es. ?The' following examples of how letters tp soldiers on active service should be addressed have been issued by the As sistant Minister for Defence, Mr. Laird1 Smith: — 1. No. 323J, Private Thomas Atkins, 21sht Battalion, /? Australian Imperial Force, Abroad. 2. No. 1234, Private Thomas Atkins, 1st Anzac Corps Cavalry Regiment Australian Imperial Force, Abroad. 3. No. 1234 Private Thomas Atkins, (!th Machine Gun Company, Australian Imperial Force, Abroad. ?I. No. 1.234, Private Thomas Atkins, 1st Light Horse Regiment, Australian Imperial Force, Abroad. .--. No. 1234, Private Thomas Atkins, 1st Company A.S.C., Australian Imperial Force, Abroad. I!. No.i 1234, Saoper Thomas, Atkins, 2nd Field Company Engineers, Australian Imperial Force, Abroad.
SHIRE ELECTIONS. Cockburn and Peel Candidates. [Newspaper Article] — Daily Observer — 2 January 1917
SHIRE ELECTIONS. Cockburn and Peel Candidates. The triennial elections of councillors 1 n connection with the^ shire councils of} New Spufh Wales will be hclJ on Janu iry 23. The lif« of tue,,mun'i,cipa.l coun 3ils have -been extended to June .next. The following,, candid'atos have been nominated for the Cockburn Shire: — A Riding: Harry Claude Denning, At tuhga, farmer,; William Walker, Apple }i Riding: Marcus Ernest Fisher, Ben demeer, .auctioneer; ' Peter OUvcr Mur ray, Moombi, agent; Egbert Wynilham, Darnka TamwoKth, ^vine .grower. ,~C Riding: John Stii&yt Noel Brown, 5wamn Oak, gvassier; Dan'iel Maher, VVoolhrook, grazier; Alexander Mitchell, Oanglemah, grazier;,. George, Alfred Row !ison, Ogunbil, farmer. .. . ' II. C. Denning .and' William Walker were, , the only candidates nominated for A rMing; and they are therefore elected unopposed. ? f In connection with the other two rid !ngs a poll will be taken by postal bal lot. 1 All^ the -outgoing, councillors have been no...
GERMANY'S IMPOSSIBLE "TERMS." Trade Hopes After the War. [Newspaper Article] — Daily Observer — 2 January 1917
GERMANY'S IMPOSSIBLE 'TERMS.' Trade Hopes After the War. A well-informed British corrctpond I'lil, at Am-terdiun stiile- that the ten i.ifivo German i-ri.po^al^ win be sum marised thus: Gennany iinibls on hnv ? iii-- -triiiigMiened her eaMern wall ii:;.-un.-t Ru.--.jian ma«-e-. 'A coiumis Monal Poland cannot lemain Russian. If the 1'oles desire national independ ence they can get it only in close com munion with their western neig-lioor».' Helg'ium lo 'be restored, but to be re duced militarily to the condition of. Ijiixemburg-, to have only enough tol .'liei-ri for police purposes, ..and to dis mantle her eastern i'oi-trcoso1-. Other western frontier itrraug-eiuenU to be dependent on an agreement with Eng land regarding1 the restoration of the German Colonies, more. especially Toco IuikI a.nd the C-ameroons. Jlerr Jleineken, of the Richotag, is |-ut tip to explain thai '-in the economic d'ire'ct.ion a reupproacliment between Germany tuul Jiiig-land after the 'war, within certain li...
ISON'S PICTURES. [Newspaper Article] — Daily Observer — 2 January 1917
ISON'S PIOTUJftES. To-night is to be (screened the 'Wall Between,'' featuring Francis Bushman in 'tho' loading roio. , Tho ' Metro films aro above tha ordinary run of 'pictures, liliey havo more dopth ' of ?meaning. Tues dny is always Metro nildlit. On this one to-niglit tho t pinturo outrivals all pre vious productions.
TURKISH VILLIANY. EXTERMINATION OF THE ARMENIANS. Frightful Massacres. Children Drowned in Sacks. Women Outraged and Killed. German Officers Indifferent. LONDON, Sunday. [Newspaper Article] — Daily Observer — 2 January 1917
TURKISH VILLlANlf. EXTERMINATION OF THE j ARMENIANS. -? 1 Frightful. Massacres. -. j Children Drowned in Sacks. 1 Women Outraged and Killed. German Officers Indifferent. (Published in 'The Times.)) LONDON. Sunday. J he 'Times' prints first reports from a reliable Mohammedan source of Ar menian atrocities, given by two Mussui men eye-witnesses whose former official standing is known and whose veracity has been carefully tested. The first eye-witness saw in August, 1915, in the suburbs of Mush, large numbers of dead men. women and .'child ren .shot or stabbed and mostly horribly mutilated. Numbers floated in the rivers a.t Bitlis, Tlie smell was terrible. The water was undrinkable. 500 were locked in a stable near Mush, through, the opening of which the Gendarmes threw flaming torces. Screams ensued and all the unfortunates were burned alive. Between llinis, Sherkes and Keru he saw a ravine filled with the bodies' of little children. : Thousands were thrown into the Euphrates. Many su...
ALLIES' REPLY DISAPPOINTMENT IN GERMANY. Note Plain and Direct. No Possibility of Misunderstanding. The Wrongs of Belgium. LONDON, Sunday. [Newspaper Article] — Daily Observer — 2 January 1917
ALLIES' REPLY DISAPPOINTMENT IN GERMANY. Note Plain and Direct. No Possibility of Misunderstanding. The Wrongs of Belgium. (Reuter's Telegram.) LONDON, Sunday. ' neuter's message says the Allies' re ply to the peace note which was pub lished in the late editions ot the morn ing papers is ?hailed as a stinging ex posure of Germany's rather obvious war manoeuvres, also showing, Germany and the -world that' the Allies, despite the lOurouean war .man: am -.fully cnnsf.inns of their growing strength and the en emy's inherent weakness. Parisian, newspapers describe the re ply as based on consistent arguments and having a sober tone. They point out: Our . Allies' categorical refusal is aptly and clearly expressed,- permitting of no; misinterpretation! A Washington message says the Ger- ? man Embassy unofficially expresses the. opinion that the reply leaves a loophole for Germany to reply with specific terms. The Allies' Note alluding to the Bel gians' trials for two andw a halt years decla...
KAISER BOASTFUL. "Victories in All Theatres." LONDON, Sunday. [Newspaper Article] — Daily Observer — 2 January 1917
KAISER BOASTFUL. 'Victories in All Theatres.' (Renter's Telecrain.) LONDON, Sunday. 1 he Kaiser addressed New Year or ders to the Army and Navy. H© makes boastful reference to 3910 as having- been 'rich invictcries and successes.' He said all the enemy's assaults in the east and we'st had been I'oiled.i He thanked the navy for its victory at Shag-gerack and the gallant undertak ings of the submarines and assured tlio. army and navy that they have been vic torious in all theatres on land and sea.
"OBTAIN PEACE BY FORCE." Germany's New Year Resolution. LONDON, Sunday. [Newspaper Article] — Daily Observer — 2 January 1917
'itfBTAIN iPEACE ,BY FORCE.' Germany's New Year Resolution. (Router's Teles-ram. 1 LONDON, Sunday. Scandinavian and Dutch messages describe Berlin's disappointment in re spect to the Allies' reply. The public had stubbornly hoped for The acceptance of Germany's proposals, believing that England was starving and France and Russia exhausted. Geneva messages assert that crowds thronged the approaches to the Ameri can Kmbassy when the arrival of the reply was known. The Berlin Liberal press admits1 thaf '.he prospects of peace are receding. The King of Bavaria:, in a New Year message to the troops,' said: Germany must obtain peace by force.