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386 Exchange of German-American Notes, that this question be not answered in a just and impartial manner. x It is significant that even the "Daily Telegraph" reports from New York on June ist, 1915: "The proposal of the German answer to the American note is precisely the same method of procedure the application of which has been urgently recommended by Bryan in all American proposals and treaties of settlement." In spite of this, President Wilson, the Apostle of Peace, almost brought Germany and the United States to the verge of war—even though the most primitive rules of justice would have made it necessary to fulfil the duty of at least investigating, however late in the day, those charges which clearly proved England's breach of common as well as international law. 2 In another note the American Government assumes as its own standpoint the one-sided and illegal English contention, so strenuously combated at the Hague and London Conferences,—that "merchant vessels may be armed for their 1 If the news reported by the N. Y, "Fatherland" regarding the closing down of the wireless stations at Sayville and Tuckerton be correct, we should really be justified in assuming that the pacifistic Wilson has in mind a policy of sheer provocation similar to that of Signor Salandra—and is deliberately forcing a war. Bryan's honorable resignation would in this case, appear in a still more favorable light. 1 Wilson, in his note of the 23rd of July, 1915, likewise obstinately refuses in any way to consider the decisive facts. He persistently doctrinizes like a professor, declaring that an American may remain at his pleasure within the theatres of war. Why does not Wilson make the same representations to that really scientifically-minded press of America which rejected as ridiculous these very contentions when applied in the case of Belgium, Northern France and Russia ? He will not acknowledge that in view of England's lawless misuse of flags and the ramming of submarines by merchant-ships, it would be suicidal for the German U-boats to conduct the preliminary examination which he demands. Where there is a flare-up, a peaceful man goes out of his way to avoid it: a hot-headed brawler, the chip on his shoulder, sticks his hands in his pockets and shouts: "I have a right to go walking here; whoever opposes me is my mortal enemy." That is Wilson's policy. And instead of at least shaking his fist against the incendiary in present case (England) he threatens the fireman (German}') who is trying to protect his own property and that of the brawler himself !

Exchange of German-American Notes. 387 own defense"—in order thus to circumvent, under the plea of "self-defense," laws which have been recognized by all nations. An organized belligerent power does not act contrary to law when it makes use of the force of arms by means of its warships—so that the term "self-defense" cannot be said to apply in the case of merchant vessels. Were it otherwise, one might permit every mail steamer full of passengers to be equipped with "guns for the purpose of defense"—guns which naturally might at any time be employed for the purpose of attacking submarines. This is as nonsensical as is the demand that every auxiliary cruiser, carrying vast stores of ammunition, is to be considered as immune from attack merely because an American happened to be aboard her ! The fate that would befall Germany should she subscribe to theories of that sort is proved by the treacherous running down of the German submarine "U 29," commanded by the heroic Captain Weddigen, by means of an English tank-steamer flying the Swedish flag, as well as the "U 14," and the attempts to ram others—in June, 1915. The answer of the German Government to the American note of June 10th, 1915, is dated Berlin, July 8th, 1915, and the text is as follows in the official Embassy translation: "The Undersigned has the honor to make the following reply to the Note of His Excellency, Mr. James W. Gerard, Ambassador of the United States of America, dated the 10th ult., on the subject of the impairment of American interests by the German submarine war. The Imperial Government has learned with satisfaction from the Note how earnestly the Government of the United States is concerned in seeing the principles of humanity realized in the present war also. This appeal finds a ready echo in Germany and the Imperial Government is quite willing to permit its statements and decisions in the case under consideration to be governed by the principles of humanity just as it has done always. The Imperial Government welcomed it with gratitude when the American Government in its Note of May 15, 1915, itself recalled that Germany had always permitted itself to be governed by the principles of progress and humanity in dealing with the law of maritime war. Since the time when Frederick 25*

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