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GERMAN PROTESTS.

(Received April 22, 10 a.m.) BERLIN, April 16

An organised newspaper outcry is being' made against the Saar Valley .solution.

"Vorwaerts" and others declare that it vvould be impossible for Germany to -sign a peace on the lines.ot the* semiofficial messages from Paris, reducing the ;fourteen jjoints to a sham. Prince Lichnowsky says that sword rxattling peace is only maintainable by «i'orce, and must be rejected in the inr.terests of mankind.

(Received April 22, 3 p.m.) LONDON, April 21

The "Daily Chronicle's" Berlin correspondent states: ■ "Vorwaerts's" • comments upon the forecast of the t jpeace treaty, as telegraphed from Paris, caused a sensation. "Vorwaerts" declared that the Entente makes a ter.riblel mistake if they believe any German' Government 'could; sigh such; coh'ciitions. If the Entente intends these • conditions to bo fulfilled, they must themselves undertake the task to discover how they can deal with the German inhabitants of the Saar Valley. The Entente will, soon find tho proposed payments cannot be collected, even if they take the sheets from our beds, boots from our feet.- No German -Government can be compelled to sign a treaty affirming that this will be a just peace", calculating to give everlasting rest to Europe

PARIS, April 21

What is regarded us iiie. culmination week of the Conference's labour opens critically. The Germans replied to the summons to Versailles, impudently demanding they send two Legation Councillors empowered to receive a draft of the preliminary treaty, wherewith they could immediately return to Germany. It is understood that the Allies replied it was useless to,send delegates not empowered to sign the treaty. The .Germans hint- that they will not sign until the coiun-7 is ronsulted, and even suggest a referendum. - Another disturbing factor is President Wilson's attitude on the Adriatic. 'The■■ Council was unable to arrive at a solution at the last meeting. The "New York Herald's" Paris edition states that President Wilson has withdrawn' from to-day's discussion, leaving the signatories to the pact of, London to settle the problem among themselves, creating an impression . that Italy will secure the settlement satisfying her aspirations.

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GERMAN PROTESTS., Ashburton Guardian, Volume XXXIX, Issue 9590, 22 April 1919

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GERMAN PROTESTS. Ashburton Guardian, Volume XXXIX, Issue 9590, 22 April 1919

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