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The southern and eastern frontier of East Prussia, as facing Poland, is to be fixed by plebiscites, to bfl taken':, first, in the regency of Allenstein, between the southern frontier of East Prussia and the northern frontier of the government of Bospki and Allenstein, from where it meets the boundary between East and. West Prussia to its junction with the boundary ' between the circles oi Oletzko and Angerburg, thence from the ■northern boundary of- Oletzko to its junction with the present frontier; and. second, in the area comprising the circles of Siuhm and Kosonberg and the parts of circles of Marienburg and Mariemverder, e:wt\of the Vistula.

In each case-the-German troops and authorities 'will, move out within 15 days of peace, and tho territories will be placed under an international, commission of'five, members appointed, by the five Allied and .associated Powers, with the particular duty of arranging for a free, fair, and secret vote. The commission will report the results of the plebiscites-to 1 the five Powers, with a recommendation for the boundary, and will--terminate its work as 'soon as the boundary is laid down and new authorities set up. . .

The live Allied and Associated Powers will draw , regulations assuring East Prussia full and equitable access to and-use- of the Vistula. .

A subseciuent convention, of which, ihe itcrms . will, be.^ fixed, by.cine five Allied and Associated Powers, will be entered into between. Poland, Germany, and Danzig to-'assure, suitable railroad communication across Gentian territory on the right bank of the Vistula; between : Poland and Danaig, while Poland shall grant free,.., passaga from"', East Prussia to Germany. ' : The corner of East Prussia, about 'Memel,. is to be ceded by 'Germany to the Associated -Powers, the former agreeing to , accept the settlement made,- especially as regards the nationality of the .inhabitants.

Danzig and the district immediately about: it is to be constituted into a Free City 'of;-Danzig, under the guarantee of the-League of Nations. A High Commissioner appointed by the-, 1 Leaaue and resident at Danzig shall draw the - Constitution, in' agreement with a duly appointed representativeof the city, and shall deal in the first instance with all differenoes arising between the City and Poland. The actual boundaries, of the Gity shall, bedelimited by a 'Commission appointed , within six months from peace,,, to include three representatives chosen'; tho Allied and Associated Powers and one each by Germany mid Poland. : A Convention, tho. terms of whioif^hall be fixed by the five Allied and', Associated Powers, shall be concluded be-t-**en ? Poland andl Danzig, which shall include Danzig within the Polish Customs frontiers, though with a free area in tho port; inyure to Poland the Uf>« of all the city's waterways, docks, and other port- facilities, the control and administration of the Vistula, of the whole through railway system within, and of postal, ''.elesraphie. arift'telephonic communication between Poland o,nd Danzig; provide against discrimination ogaiust Poles within tho City, and place its -foreign relations ■ and the diplomatic protection ..of its' citizens abroad, in - charge cif' Poland. . " ••.-.■-•

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EAST PRUSSIA., Ashburton Guardian, Volume XXXIX, Issue 9605, 9 May 1919

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EAST PRUSSIA. Ashburton Guardian, Volume XXXIX, Issue 9605, 9 May 1919