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LONDON, March 29. Scartaeist disorders have recurred in the Essen , area. A mob at Witten endeavoured to storm the " Yolks Zeitune:" offices, but $i cordon, of police barred the entry to the building. Bombs were freely thrown, and 11 people were killed and "37. wounded. The miners in Dortmund and the , neighbouring-, districts are rioting owing fco the food shortage. . BERNE, March 24. The Bavarian Foreign Minister has informed the German Government that Bavaria is disarming, and will not henceforth furnish soldiers for the Empire. , ' > PARIS; March 28. Hcrr Schiedcmann, in th& National Assembly, declared that the peace terms aonenred to be growing worse. He intended- to comply 1. with, Ludendorff's roouc&t for a trial before the High Court. ?■■;/■ ■ *■.. LONDON, March 29.

■The Copenhagen correspondent of the ".Daily' Chronicle" says the German Government will perhaps -remain in office-long enough to.-sign''the peace treaty,*- especiallyl-as nobody is anxious to-: bear;: the odium of accepting a dictated'peace. Competent observers predict^ that the Government will not last lone, after it. Nobody is interested in the ; soriinqlent discussions at Weimar, i :An intense^propaganda on behalf of the Royalist restoration is progressing. Monarchist!! is growing, and is accelerated by appeals against the signing of the peace treaty and the breaking up of the Fatherland's unity and integrity. The Spartacists may also derive strength -from the re-awakened nationalism, similar to Hungary, where the people followed the revolutionary leaders into an alliance with the Bolshovists rather than have the country occupied by foreign troops. The Hungarian and. Bulgarian movements are interpreted in some circles as part of a concerted plan, long pre-arranged in Berlin, to ripen oh the eve of the presentation of the peace terms. * The originators counted on the Entente no.tions mutually quarrelling, and latterly hoped the Bolshevist manifestations would be taken as a serious menace, inducing, ultimately, to easier terms. Daylight robberies xmder the army are occurring frequently in Berlin. Two robbers wearing Iron Crosses entered the Food Office, covered the clerks with revolvers, and stole nearly 10.000 bread, meat, sugar, and coffee cards. Similar robberies of jewellers' stocks and farmers' live stock are reported.

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GERMAN AFFAIRS., Ashburton Guardian, Volume XXXIX, Issue 9573, 31 March 1919

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GERMAN AFFAIRS. Ashburton Guardian, Volume XXXIX, Issue 9573, 31 March 1919