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PROPOSALS CONCERNING FIUME.

PARIS, 'April 25

The .Council of Four, with. Baron Sonnino replacing Signor Orlando, discussed some economic clauses of the Peace Treaty, also the matter of the Kiel. Canal, it is reported that it-was definitely decided that (Danzig shall be a free port with autonomy, as previously' cabled. It is understood the British delegate suggested dealing similarly with. Fiume, giving sovereignty to the Jugo-Siavs. Thus tlio Italians would practically have autonomous control.

This was being discussed when President Wilson issued his statement.

It is ' asserted that . Britain and .France are prepared to give Italy much-needed assistance in regard to coal and other materials.

As a free port Fiume would be worked under the League of Nations.

Signor Orlando cays he always avoided popular demonstrations in ■„. Home/ even wlien. arranged in his hon- ■-[ our. This time Tie will meet the peoSple, to enable them to show their feelangs to the world.

Signor Orlando on quitting' the hotel said: "Even if the Conference were willing to give Italy everything, we would go just the same. President Wilson said we did not represent Italy. I go to face Parliament and see if he is right." ' Thousands of Italians cheered the departing delegates.

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PROPOSALS CONCERNING FIUME., Ashburton Guardian, Volume XXXIX, Issue 9596, 28 April 1919

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