(Received . May 3, 10 a.m.) _ LONDON, April 30
The "Daily Chronicle's" Geneva correspondent learns reliably, that a confidential conference was held at Berlin on Saturday between the Government and the most influential leaders of the Assembly, when they discussed the situation prior to the peace delegation's departure. . .. . , Herr Rantzau, Foreign Minister, said that he was confident he could secure vital concessions regarding the Saar Valley, and he would refuse to sign terms involving its veiled annexaHe stated that armistice negotiations with the Russians were progressing favourably. A truce was desn-able, treeing Germans to deal with the Poles. Rantzau opposed an alliance with Lenin, which would compromise Germany's future. He preferred to establish good relations with the anti-±Sol-sheviki by appearing more effective in .support than the Entente.
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GERMANS CONFER., Ashburton Guardian, Volume XXXIX, Issue 9600, 3 May 1919
GERMANS CONFER. Ashburton Guardian, Volume XXXIX, Issue 9600, 3 May 1919
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