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VARIOUS MATTERS.

IPARIS. March 29

The Waterways Commission recommends l±ainburg and Stettin as outlets tor Bohemia, in order to allow Bohemia to deveioj) a mercantile marine. The Council of Foreign Ministers has named a committee to enquire into the Moroccan question ,and frontier of ttchieswig. Hie Foreign Ministers___of the fom great i'pwers are now sitting to deal \ViUi subsidiary matters connected with tiie peace treaty. The Mnance Committee of the Conference, under the ax. Jtion. lii. S. Montagu's presidency, is consicteriug- the appointment of a uennau i"ubnc Debt Uommission, also me question ot Government and State property in the States ceded under tiie peace treaty. -nMr -Murdoch writes that the Big Four" are getting close to an agreement on the reparation question. Experts refer repeatedly .to iigures such. us twenty-five milliards francs immediately and six or eight milliards annually for at least thirty years hence. it is understood Australia's amended claim, which was presented last week, approximates fcdoO^UO.UUO. Xlie- Tans correspondent of the "New York, limes" states, that Irish independence uijjder the United States as me mandatory, has been discussed by the Council. One British statesman favours the plan. The American delegates are dissatisfied with the continual abandonment of positions on the question ot reparation and other problems'before the Premier's Conference.. f They, allege that little progress has beeiV.made during the entire week. „ ' '

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VARIOUS MATTERS., Ashburton Guardian, Volume XXXIX, Issue 9573, 31 March 1919

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VARIOUS MATTERS. Ashburton Guardian, Volume XXXIX, Issue 9573, 31 March 1919

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