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(Received May 7, .3.15 p.m.) (PARIS, May 5. The difficulties in regard to. the peace treaty are being gradually, smothered by the Grand Council of Belgium, un- ■■" der the presidency of the King. While deciding to sign the treaty)'. Belgium drew the attention of the Allies to the grave economic and financial distress in Belgium, necessitating almost complete, support. The Plenary Council agreed that Poland, Czecho-Slov'akia, and Jugo-Sla-via should take over a proportion of Germany's pre-war debt, in return for the Government property and railways situated in these lands. Germany undertakes to renounce ecpDomic privileges in Austro-Hungary, Bulgaria, Turkey and Russia. Neutrals will be compelled to hand over all interned German tonnage, but .will be compensated for their own submarine losses out of the Reparations' Fund, or by tonnage.

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FURTHER DECISIONS., Ashburton Guardian, Volume XXXIX, Issue 9603, 7 May 1919

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FURTHER DECISIONS. Ashburton Guardian, Volume XXXIX, Issue 9603, 7 May 1919

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