LAST NIGHT'S NEWS.
THE FRENCH DEMANDS.
PARIS, April 4 The deadlock continues, ana it is a question of who will give in nrst. Air Wilson and Mr Lloyd George have made an orfer to _'ranee oi tlie neutralisation of tlie lelt bank of tlie l.iiine and the Saar Valley, but M. \ji__i-nceau reiuses any soiuuon other than annexation of the Saar V alley and a lengthy occupation ol tlie ithiuo. The British delegation thinks the position is grave, but expects an early decision. -lie greatest danger seems to -be'that the decision will raise a storm of protest and perhaps be repudiated by France- whilst tlie publication of tne liidenniity terms is e_p_-u_t to disturb the British public. ..' Tlie toupreme Council, in response to the lashing of the Press, has issued a perempfcoj-^*. order that all the Commissions' imul- reports. must be ready by _aonday. Ine economic Commissi--lias oeen instructed to prepare for Germany's refusal to sign tlie terms, the intention oeing to restore a sharp,' complete biociiau-. _vo one expect- a^ renewal ol lighting in the .West. The Allies.are confident that starvation win settle tji-rmany
■. The Dominions' delegations are expressing a hope that they will be kept in closer. touch with the proceedings, whicn are uecoihing more -ecret ua_y. Indeed, the Dominions' representatives have lately been nnding time heavy on their hanus.
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Ashburton Guardian, Ashburton Guardian, Volume XXXIX, Issue 9580, 7 April 1919
LAST NIGHT'S NEWS. Ashburton Guardian, Volume XXXIX, Issue 9580, 7 April 1919
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