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NEW COVENANT.

PRINCIPAL AMENDMENTS. ■(Received April 29, 3.10 p.m.) NI«AV YOUK, April 27. The revised ■ text of the covenant of tlie League of Nations to be presented at the plenary session of the Peace Conference is a lengthy document, consisting of 26 articles. It largely covers the ground already cabled. Article one provides that the original members of the League of Nations shall be those of the signatories, and all such other States as shall accede without reservation to the covenant. Such accessions shall be effected by declaration deposited with the secretariat, within two months of enforcement. The covenant also provides for admission to the League of any fully self-governing State-, Dominion or. Colony Tf agreed to by two-thirds of the Assembly provided it gives guarantees of sincere intention to observe international obligations. Any members of the League may, after two years' notice, withdraw from the League, if all its obligations under the covenant are fulfilled. 1 , .

Article eight, referring to reduction of armaments, states that such plans must be subject to reconsideration and revision, at least every ten years, and the limits of armaments must not be exceeded without the concurrence of the Council. Article twelve provides li a rupuiro arise between members-of the League, war .shall; not be resorted to, until three months after the Council lias c-iven an award on the question, and Tt the Council is successful m settling the dispute, the statement be made ijublic, x»giving full terms of the settkment. If a settlement is not cntoted, the Council shall publish a statement of the facts of the dispute and the recommendations made by the Council. Members of the League .shall not go to war with any party to a dispute which complies with the recommendations of the report. If the Council 1 fails to reach a report unanimously agreed to by the members other than parties to the dispute, members of the. League reserve the right to take any action considered necessary.

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NEW COVENANT., Ashburton Guardian, Volume XXXIX, Issue 9597, 29 April 1919

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NEW COVENANT. Ashburton Guardian, Volume XXXIX, Issue 9597, 29 April 1919

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