FIUME TO BE SEIZED
(Received'"April 25, 10 :a.m.) • ... PARIS, • April 2i.;i Tlie Italians intend to occupy Dalmatia and Fiume with 100,000 men. im-. mediately. They threaten a separate peace with Germany. " : .:„„
Signor' Orlando has handed -....over Italy's interests to Britain and.France, paying a tjybute to their loyalty. In. a statement Sighpr Orlaaido. said that President Wilson's action is a departc iire from diplomatic customs, ;.and leaves the Italians no; option.,■ •■ .....<.■..■ .. King Victor endorsed Signor Orlan-; do's action.; The Italian .delegates- accuse' Wilson, of bad faith id publishing tlib statement when the Italians were "making a supreme Veffoft" ito ; ; find ...*■ modus vivendi, . '
.The. Italians hayei: ppstpo.n:ed their departure from the peace Coriferenoei'iin-. til; 8 .p,m..' ( ■ -;__;;;:;'; f'.^.;; ■■ ..'-.yr j- :;.•■--. '■' Sigilor.' 'Orlando .ha6''-w rritten.to cM.Cleliyenceaiij, rogrettiijg -that Presiderit Wilson published, his inaniiesto while. the negotiations were' proceeding oh a' compromise which might' have to 'be accepted. '...■.', .. ','.' ; •''■''•' '• ■' Sighoi; Sauarzilai, an .Italian delegate,, states that '''the pulbjcatton of the manifesto canie as a bombshell. While they were discussing a'compromise, the manifesto was published over the heads of. all' the»delegate?. President Wilson nhad elected I,himself; the. supreme ur-
pire. . \ . , .'",".■/,. . ; "."■' '"*! American correspondents assert that .'Mr Lloyd George and M. Clemenceau approved of the manifesto ' before it£ publication. .. : ,.
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Ashburton Guardian, Ashburton Guardian, Volume XXXIX, Issue 9594, 25 April 1919
ITALY'S DEFIANCE. Ashburton Guardian, Volume XXXIX, Issue 9594, 25 April 1919
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