PARIS, April 24
After all day consideration the •Italian delegation finally decided to adhere to their decision to leave the Paris Peace Conference and return to Italy.
The French newspapers refuse to regard the situation as insoluble,,. but support Italy. "Le Petit Parisien" says there is a suspension of pourparlers, not a rupture.
"Le Matin" declares that the situtioft is gi'aye owing to the high state of Italian' feeliiig, The- "Echo do Paris" violently attacks President Wilson and urges France to follow Italy's example, declaring that France has much to gain b3 T direct action. Too many concessions have already been made to President Wilson's .idealogy.
"Le Journal" remarks that President Wilson's act is contrary to all diplomatic usages. The (Italians must make the answer promising the best results.
The newspapers almost unanimously disapprove of President Wilson's untimely manifesto.-• ."Le- Journal" describes the incident as a crisis, adding "The bridge's ""'are down." "Le Matin" says -'"that President Wilson's action, is- inexplicable at the moment when^fin liis advice, the Germans are invited to -Versailles. It is equally inexplicable that the Germans should be invitod when a serious disagreement was threatening.
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Ashburton Guardian, Ashburton Guardian, Volume XXXIX, Issue 9595, 26 April 1919
FRENCH OPINION. Ashburton Guardian, Volume XXXIX, Issue 9595, 26 April 1919
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