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REPARATION PROVISIONS.

' COiiPREHENBiVE.JXiiadAKDS. ■QIJTRAGES' TO BE PAID FOR. , (Heceivod May B^ll a.m.) •■" • LONDON, May 7. ' , The reparations chapter in the Peace ..Treaty deals with reparations in thir- ' Vteeri; .articles, of winch -the principal .are:—- - i ' (1) Germany to be responsible for all Josses and damages of .Allies and their jia.tiona.ls, due to the war. (2) The Allies admit", that German .resources me lnsumcient to meet all .such., claims, but .regime Germany to compensate, for all damages to civilians; through German aggression by , land and sea.. (3) An, filter-Allied Commission will. .fix , the amount of damages for which >'. must be paid, and report <„.«ajtne. to Germany by iuay i 3 ;iy2l, an--!;-itomieixig Stnfe sjffiie 'time '■the;.:total - -claims wiiich Germany must meet, and -the scheme of payments, paid over thirty 'years :thereaiter. ' , The nfcli article; stipulates that Germany must, before.May 1, 1921, pay a thousand million sterling worth in iipldy 'goods and ships, and a first charge on this sum will be the cost of the Armies oi Occupation and supplies forwarded to Germany to enable her to meet obligations. „ . (6) Germany restores all property .taken in invaded territory. The tenth article provides that Germany defrays the cost of the lutor-Al-lied Commission, granting members diplomatic privileges and every facility. ""* Orie annexe details the damages for vrhich Germany , must compensate, ' namely, those caused to civilians by acts of cruelty, violence and 111-treat-ment, and also all kinds of moral and physical damage in the occupied territory affecting the health anci strength and honour ox the .victims and their dependents; ill-treatment of war prisoners, pensions, etc., of military victims, ' including sick, wounded and mutilated, and their dependents; allocations to families of soldiers serving' with the colours: damage to property hampered, seized or destroyed on sea, land and .air, excluding military works; and, finally the fines and exactions on civil

'population's.'• •• • . „ A second annexe relating to tlie '■ of the Inter-Allied Commission requires" Germany to assure im.mediately the surrender to the Oom.niisbion of a thousand million sterling Treasury bearer-bonds, as a guarantee of the first instalment payable before May 1, 1921, and also a further issue of' bonds totalling two thousand millions sterling immediately, and two thousand million at a date to be fixed, the ruling rate of interest to be live per.cent; " A third annexe stipulates that b_eiMianv builds a million tons of shipping .for"the- Allies-- during, the next live

years: ' ' , A fourth annexe compels Germany to suiinly a maximum of thirty per cent from her resources of annuals, raw material and commercial equipment, and the same proportion of building material to Belgium-. She provides 1 ranee x^vith seven million tons of coal annually for a decade, and she has also to 'make good the shortage m output of +Kp northern French coalfields, bne is ak£to provide Italy with 34,500,000 tons of coal during the decade, the value of the coal to be deducted from •tlie> to£-at' of the indemnity.' ,

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REPARATION PROVISIONS., Ashburton Guardian, Volume XXXIX, Issue 9604, 8 May 1919

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REPARATION PROVISIONS. Ashburton Guardian, Volume XXXIX, Issue 9604, 8 May 1919

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