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PEACE CONFERENCE.

AGREEMENT REACHED.

HOW GERMANY WILL PAY

(Received April 8, 1.1.45 a.m.) (United Service Message.)

LONDON, April 6. The "Daily Mail's" Paris correspondent states: Agreements have been reached on the following points: The left bank of the Rhine to be the military frontier; the Saar Valley coalpits and seams to become French property in perpetuity; no fixed sum to be mentioned for reparation "by Germany agreeing to pay war damages on land and sea. This does not include war expenditure ,or pensions, excepting thevictims of air raids and submarine outrages. ,

Payment will be a special income tax on German industry and trade for thirty years. The amount willbe"based biennially on the maximum payable without injuring the Allied trade or bleeding German industry to death. The occupation of the Rhinish territory for thirty years will be as a mortgage. A small Anglo-American force will assist the Franco-Belgian armies as» the mandate of the .League of Nations, thus making non-payment a. casus belli with the Anglo-Americans, equally with the Franco-Belgians.

The undecided points are the status of the Rhinish provinces, and the method of collection of revenues of the baar coal fields without destroying Germany's independnece, and'- the distribution of the reparation revenues.

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PEACE CONFERENCE. AGREEMENT REACHED., Ashburton Guardian, Volume XXXIX, Issue 9581, 8 April 1919

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PEACE CONFERENCE. AGREEMENT REACHED. Ashburton Guardian, Volume XXXIX, Issue 9581, 8 April 1919

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