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GERMAN PROPOSALS.

DISCUSSION ASKED FOR

(Received 'May 12, 10.30 a.m.) ' LONPON, .May 10.. Heir Rantzau will visit Berlin, during the coming week, ; and will return with the Government's : couiitqi'-treaty. The German Government lias authorised Rantzau to request a personal - meeting with President.Wilson for the purpose of oral negotiations.... . ' Rantzau presented two Notes, to M.Ciemenceau. The iirst -says.:, .vine demands are "such that no people could bear them. The second .states:-. Although Germany is required-to sign tne Treaty embodying a League • she is not invited to join the League. : Rantzau asks under what circumstaa-; •'ces would Germany be invited to join the Allies. ■ \ -, r ,, in reply to Rantzau's notes, M. Ue- ■ menceaii said: In regard: to ;the.hrst .note, the terms were traced with the constant thought respecting the. principles whereon the armistice and peace Negotiations were proposed, The Ahes cannot admit a discussion respecting their right to insist on the terms subsequently as drafted, but they will consider ..arty practical suggestions. The ;£ ysweP r to Rantzau's second" note read- The Allies state that the Oovenani of the League explicitly provides for the admission of enemy iPowers.

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Ashburton Guardian, Ashburton Guardian, Volume XXXIX, Issue 9607, 12 May 1919

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GERMAN PROPOSALS. Ashburton Guardian, Volume XXXIX, Issue 9607, 12 May 1919

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