763.72119/2806: Telegram

The Chargé in Denmark ( Grant-Smith ) to the Secretary of State

Your 1222 [1221?] November 18, 7 p.m.6

  • Query 2. According to Koenigsberg and Danzig papers Workmen’s and Soldiers’ Councils control these cities.
  • Query 5. There has been no letter received Polish or Bolshevist uprisings in Posen, Prussian Silesia or in the neighborhood of Danzig according to the information at the Legation’s disposal. In Posen the Poles have secured a majority of representatives in the Workmen’s and Soldiers’ Councils but the latest German press reports state that this organization’s Polish and German members are cooperating. The earlier reports that Polish legionaries were marching on Posen have now been denied. It is further reported that a Landtag for parts of the province of Posen is being engineered from Warsaw whither various Polish members of the Reichstag and Prussian Landtag have gone. It seems improbable that the present Berlin Government would attempt to oppose any such meeting. In Silesia there has been a strike in the coal mines along the Polish frontier of Germany, attributed to Polish agitation. Yesterday’s Berlin papers report that work has now been resumed. Repeated to House referring his 112, November 16, 3 p.m. to Department.
  1. Telegram No. 1221 not printed; it transmitted the queries listed in telegram No. 112, Nov. 16, 1918, 3 p.m., from Colonel House, vol. i, p. 197.