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FRENCH DEMAND PAYMENT.

LONDON, April 9. The Paris correspondent of the "Daily Telegraph" states that ""French opinion •opposes leaving the total indemnity indefinite in the Peace Treaty, because the task of putting the French finances on a sound basis, which has been utterly neglected during the Avar period, cannot be undertaken until the final figures are known. Apparently there has been no progressl made: on the Saar and Rhine -questions during the past few clays. Fallowing the example of the members of the British House of Commons, a'large number of French Senators have signed a manifesto demanding full restitution and reparation, together with payment of the lull cost of the war. The secrecy raanitained by the Council of Four, and the hint given, that the terms of the treaty will not be pub-

lished till after they havo been submitted to the Germans, has occasioned uneasiness that the terms will not be so stern as the enemies' crimes demand. France has a profound concern in regard to the financial terms, as she is confronted with an annual Budget of 23 millard francs. M. Peret, chairman of the Chamber's Budget Committee, in correspondence with_ M. Clemenceau regarding the lack of information supplied by the Peace Conference, points out that the committee is unable to formulate special taxation, because it is kept in the dark about the Conference's findings. He appeals for reimbursement of the costs of the war.

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FRENCH DEMAND PAYMENT., Ashburton Guardian, Volume XXXIX, Issue 9586, 14 April 1919

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FRENCH DEMAND PAYMENT. Ashburton Guardian, Volume XXXIX, Issue 9586, 14 April 1919

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