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LAST NIGHT'S NEWS.

PEACE CONFERENCE.

IRE ATY' S fl.llo VIS [ONS

PAULS, April 14. .Mr Lloyd George has left for London. He returns ou Thursday. Before leaving lie stated that everything had gone well, and was .still going well, at the Conference. He was satisfied with the results. M. Ciemonceau was also thoroughly grateful. Mr Wilson has issued a statement ou behalf of the Council of Four, to the effect that all questions relating to 'peace are so near a complete solution that the terms will be quickly drafted. The. Treaty defines the future boundaries of Germany, dispossesses her of all her colonies, and Alsace-Lorraine, the Baar Valley and Danzig, for which special forms of government will be provided under the- League's supervision. Provision is made for the demilitarisation of the left bank of the ithine. France has the option to sell the Saa-r colliories to Germany if France so desires, after die lapse of a •certain number of years. Provisions are included regarding future German ■ trading, and a general statement covering Germany's responsobilities for the crimes committed during the war, and in connection with the declaration of war. The Treaty will include the League's Covenant. Another main , feature, perhaps, will be the Labour ; Convention, though this has not yet , been decided by the Council of Four. The Treaty will not define the boundaries of newly-created States; these will be dealt with in a subsequent document, which will probably be known as.the first Act of the League ■of Nations. After peace with Germany has been signed, there will ue Che conclusion of a treaty with Bulgaria, which will undoubtedly be of a drastic character, restoring the Dobrudja to Roumania and the whole of the Aegian coast to Greece. i NEW YORK, April 14. ! A Paris message to the "rMew Yfirk Times" states that the Council of Four has decided to meet the G«rniaa Peace delegates on April '25th. i PAKLS, April 14. I It is believed that the Alhe« claims against Germany total £6,000,000,000, with a reservation that they may claim a larger amount if necessary. It is reported that France has been allocated fifty-five per cent of the amount, the allocation being based on the numJ»er of dead, and the material destruction inflicted. It is likely that the Saar Valley will belong' to the French •Customs..Union. It in aba likely- that a -neutralised zone, 25. niilee deep, -will; -lie established on the right hank of the j tthine, for fifteen years. . The occupation of the Rhineland is contemplated:

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Ashburton Guardian, Ashburton Guardian, Volume XXXIX, Issue 9588, 16 April 1919

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LAST NIGHT'S NEWS. Ashburton Guardian, Volume XXXIX, Issue 9588, 16 April 1919

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