PARIS, April 14
A. deputation of Czecho-Slovaks from Eastern. Germany declares that the Germans aro secretly., organising a powerful army in the -Eastern provinces. They have concealed- largo quantities of anus and .artillery.- Under the control- of pan-German leagues, numerous recruiting stations have been established- between the Baltic and the Czech' frontier. Officers are accosting all'travellers of military age, who mostly yield to pressure, being largely influenced by the pay of six marks per day and food. The daily average number of recruits is 25,000.
The delegation states that the Junkers are placing their wealth at the disposal of the new army and granting their granaries for-barracks.. Numerous factories continue to produce .shells machine-guns, and cannon. The Government-lias also handed over to the new army long trains of waggons which were hidden in the woods. Batteries of artillery, are also hidden all over the country.. The Government, which, protests that it is unable to feed the ..urban, centres, is transporting thousands of shells from nine factories which have been erected since the, ai*mistice. The whole movement is conducted in Hindenburg's name.
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Ashburton Guardian, Ashburton Guardian, Volume XXXIX, Issue 9589, 19 April 1919
SLAV ALLEGATIONS. Ashburton Guardian, Volume XXXIX, Issue 9589, 19 April 1919
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