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308 American "Neutrality." The German-Americans rightly demand an "embargo" upon these deliveries. An embargo is an excellent measure of retaliation for the violations of law on the part of an alien state. There can be no doubt of the fact that England has committed the grossest violations of the law. This is conceded even by Wilson in his answer to the German protest. When England seizes food-supplies on neutral ships, when it extends the list of contraband far beyond the limits of the Declaration of London, when it decrees that everything that does not suit England is to be considered as contraband, when it carries off Germans as prisoners from neutral ships, when it captures American oil-steamers, when it prevents the increase by purchase of the American merchant marine, when it presumes to fly the American flag, when by every possible trickery it interferes ruthlessly with the legitimate trade in provisions, copper,, rubber, wool and cotton, either wholly or in part—then the state whose sovereignity is thereby abused—in this case the neutral United States,—has the right, even if it do not directly wish to declare war against the law-breaking state,—to exercise the privilege of an embargo. Senator Stone, the Chairman of the Senate Committee for Foreign Affairs, recently uttered his opinion: "The government of the United States will uphold its neutrality now as heretofore; but other nations must be convinced that we shall not be disposed to overlook injuries ta the right of our own government or people." But these manly words should at last be followed by deeds. President Wilson, so far as Mexico was concerned, had the pride and the courage to impose an embargo upon arms, in addition to his policy of "watchful waiting." Without declaring, war upon Huerta, he was able to bring him to terms. But England, to be sure, is not Mexico! And "right" and "right"' are just as you may be pleased to interpret them: though this, must necessarily apply only to a dependent vassal state, whose interpretation of "right" is forced upon it by a stronger power. 1 1 E. J. Hexamer, the President of the German-American League, spokein terse and biting terms of a country such as his, which "on Sunday prays.

American "Neutrality." 309 We are, to be sure, aware that the United States sent a Note of Protest to England on the 28th of December, 1914. In this they spoke of the "Growing concern with which they observe the great number of vessels with American goods destined for neutral ports, which are seized by England and taken into British ports." (In the original edition the author enters more fully into the question of the American Note.) The Note very properly points out that to claim that a •consignment of wares proclaimed as conditional contraband and destined for a neutral port, may permit of a legal assumption that the final destination may be that of an enemy, appears to be in direct contradiction to the principles formerly maintained as correct by Great Britain, and formulated as follows by Lord Salisbury during the South African War: "Food supplies, even though they may have an enemy destination, can only be considered as contraband of war, for peace, and on all other -week days supplies England and her allies with weapons, ammunition and every conceivable variety of contraband of war." .... "I must admit, that I, as a born American, who dearly loves this land of freedom, cannot but feel disgust at the lickspittle policy of my native land, which allows England to punch us on the nose and bat us about the head, and then licks the hand that strikes us." That this judgment is not too severe is demonstrated, apart from the question of the export of provisions, by the complete throttling of the American copper, wool and rubber trade. In this case the government has permitted the plain violation of Section 73 of the statute of the 12th of February, 1913, which establishes that every kind of combination or trust which attempts to restrict the legal trade of free competition in the imports from abroad to the United States of America is illegal and invalid. In the matter of the export of cotton, there has also been great trickery, in spite of all promises. Many ships with American goods aboard were taken by the English into the tiny harbor of Kirkwall in the Orkney Islands, to be searched. The United States Government sought permission to send a Consular officer to Kirkwall, which England flatly refused to allow. On the other hand the American agents of neutral shipping firms objected to take freights, unless the bill of lading was accompanied by a guarantee from the British ambassador, Sir Cecil Spring- Rice, in which all British officials were charged to let the vessel pass unmolested. "The British ambassador has, so to speak, erected the Great Wall of China about the United States, and plays the part of a Dictator of American commerce," is the justifiable exclamation of the German-American Chamber of Commerce in New York and many othor institutions.

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