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LAST NIGHT'S NEWS.

ITALY'S CLAIMS.

STATEMENT BY ORLANDO

PARIS, April 24. Signor Orlando iv a statement replying to President Wilson says that while they were discussing Mr Lloyd Goerge's proposition the' Paris newspapers published President. Wilson's message giving his personal-views on a subject presenting grave problems which had been submitted in the Conference programme. This method of directly addressing the people was an innovation in international rapprocho- • ments. He was regretfully compelled to '"protest against such proceedings. President Wilson's" declaration' plainly indicated opposition to the aspirations Vof the.ltalian Government and people,

whose civilisation, and democratic liboral regimu wore not interior to tjiai of other nations. JSignor Orlando says lie therefore protested strongly oi: tno injustice to Ins country. Witn. all Cleicience and hrmnoss ho considered the application 01' President Wilson's abstract principles to 'a concrete case oi' infinite complexity unjustiiiable. it was at Mr Lloyd Ueorge's earnest and urgent request that fciigiior Oilamio agreed to rejom the Council of Four, with the object, ii: possible, oi; reaching a settlement. fc>ignor Orlando returns to Italy on domestic political business. It is beiioved that conversations prior to ins dei>artui-e ; were suck tnat some modus Vivendi was suggested which Signer Ovlando wishes to submit to tne Italian jf ariiament and obtain a mandate for. further action. -^'. There is every hope that' a settlement will uitimatey ■ be '^effected which will satisfy the Italians without irritating the Jugo-Slave.

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Ashburton Guardian, Ashburton Guardian, Volume XXXIX, Issue 9596, 28 April 1919

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LAST NIGHT'S NEWS. Ashburton Guardian, Volume XXXIX, Issue 9596, 28 April 1919

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