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POLAND'S FUTURE.

ASSURANCES REQUIRED. BERLIN,, March 29. Herr Erzbereer. speaking on behalf of the Government, demanded the Entente's assurance that General Haller's army would not occupy Danzig, operate against the Germans, or join the Bolshevists, otherwise the Government would refuse to consent to the landing, because . M.. Paderewski promised that West Prussia would be given to the Poles when General Haller arrived. LONDON. March 30. The Berlin correspondent of the "Daily Chronicle" states that all parties support the Government's attitude regarding Danzig. The " Deutsche Tages Zeitung" urges the Government to stand firm. It describes the reply to the. Entente as the first firm act of a weak Government. The "Tageblatt" says the Poles cannot be regarded as the allies of the Entente, as they are not one of the Powers with which Germany concluded the armistice. The Entente have experienced a surprise in Hungary, and must surely see that the Germans will not subscribe to a peace that will con demn them to an indeterminate period of slavery, and, deny them the right of Self-determination, as well as 'reducing I thorn to treatment as cattle.

" Voerwaerts " says the Entente., apparently wishes to satisfy the Poles' aspirations by securing Danzig, regardless of the resultant dangers in the East. The Entente's threats of the ' termination of the armistice are' scarcely conceivable. PARIS, March 28. General Haller, in command of the Polish division in France, complains of the indecision of the Conference in re-. [Card to the'return of his divisions to Poland. What had . happened in Hungary and elsewhere would have been impossible but for the passive policy of the Allies.- He does not consider the upheaval in Hungary serious, but only symptomatic. It would not be difficult to link up the anti-Bolshevik forces from Serbia to the Black Sea with the help of the Poles and Roumanians, and thus create a barrier which the Bolsheviki could never pass. AMSTERDAM, March 29. Hindeiiburg inspected the troops at Posen and on the Silesian front. A telegram- from Warsaw says the Poles exoelled the Bolsheriki from Minsk, whicli was a great centre of Bolshevik propaganda. The Poles are also progressing in East Galicia, the Ukrainians retiring in disorder along the Koko-wioeH-Jaworow line. PARIS, March 29. The Allied command at Spa ; demanded a landing for the Polish ' troops at Danzig, stating that refusal would; be recarded as a breach of the armistice. The Council of Four, after consultation with the Allied generals, propose the mobilisation of friendly peoples betwpon the Baltic and the Black Sea under Allied military direction, and with complete Allied aid, to check Bolshevik penetration.

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POLAND'S FUTURE., Ashburton Guardian, Volume XXXIX, Issue 9573, 31 March 1919

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POLAND'S FUTURE. Ashburton Guardian, Volume XXXIX, Issue 9573, 31 March 1919

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