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ARRANGING ABDICATION.

HISTORIC INTERVIEW.

(Received April 10, 3 p.m.)

BERLIN, April 7. The "Frcihoit" publishes a memorandum recording Schulenb*urg's plot to save the situation on November 9.

Hindenburg and Groner visited Spa and urged the Kaiser to abdicate, dedaring that the position of the army was hopeless. Revolutionaries were in power and the army was untrustworthy. Schulenburg agreed that it was impossible to order the army to turn their backs- on the enemy and march back to quell internal revolution. He urged that specially selected troops, equipped with poison gas and flameiiirowers, ■ be sent to Venders, Aix-la-C'hapelle and Cologne, and these could quickly restore order. The country would rally if tricked by a tale that the sailors and profiteers were cutting off the food supply of the army.

The Kaiser, fully agreed.. Groner feared things had gone too far.

Willielm demanded Groner's and Hindenburg's written opinions on the condition of the army.

Groner answered that the army could retreat in good order under their Generals, but not under His Majesty's leadership.,

Hiudenburg said that the abdication was an absolute necessity.

The Kaiser replied: If the higher commands declare the army is no longer loyal I will go, but not before. ■ Meanwhile, the Chancellor's telegram regarding the serious disturbances in Berlin arrived.

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ARRANGING ABDICATION., Ashburton Guardian, Volume XXXIX, Issue 9583, 10 April 1919

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ARRANGING ABDICATION. Ashburton Guardian, Volume XXXIX, Issue 9583, 10 April 1919

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