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HOW AMERICA MET
FRENCHMEN IN 1798
Took No Foolishness "in the Brave
Days When We Were
U. S. DIDN'T DECLARE WAR
Poughkeepsie Representative Re- r
vamps Measures Passed by
Fifth Congress. -
Washington, Feb. 25.--With regardl
to the widespread belief that Presi
dent Wilson wvill ask Congress for
authority to arm American merchant
ships for protection against subma
rines in the European "wvar zone," it
is timely to note certain historical
-facts called to the attention of the
liouse by Representative Platt, of
.Poughkeepsie, N. Y., in support of
three bills introduced by himself.
Congressman Platt recounted .tihat
in 1798, when England andl France
were at war and were recklessly dlis
regardiing the rights of neutrals, the
United States didl not hesitate to take
aggressive defensive measures, corm
pa rative ly feeble, though, our country
waIs 119 years ago. The laws and
mteasures then alpplied to the problemt
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vere more radical than the Presi
lent would be likely to ask today.
"Both England and France," said
2epresentative Platt in his speech,
'were interfering in 1798 with the
ights of neutrals on the seas, but
he French were doing the most
lamage at that time, so that our ac
ion was taken against France and
iot against England.
"One of the laws we enacted au
horized American merchantlien to
irm for (defense. Another shut off
ill commercial intercourse with
'rance and providled that no ship
caving the United States should go
lirectly or indlirectly to France or
o any French dlependency or trade
vith anyone resident in France. I
inve taken that law and copied it
dmost word for word, substituting
Gernmny' for 'France.' If passed
ow, it will shut off all commercial
ntercourse with Germany and will
>revent any further dlisp~utes wvith
"The third lawv authorizedl war ves
(Is of America to go out upon the
igh seas and capture Fren~h war
'ossels or French armed vessels
vherever found; and substituting the
vordl 'German' for the word 'French'
his bill wvould give our navy abso
ute right today to go out and cap
uiro or sink German submarines or
~ruisers wvherever they may be
After explining tnat he had him
self introduced these three bills with
he wording slightly altered to bring
~hem up to (late and make thomi suit
~he circumstances, the Newv York Con
"That is what we did in 1798, when
we were a little nation of 5,000,000
people, and surely we cannot be afraid
to (d0 the same thing to protect our
ights now wvhen we are a nation of
"We could (do today just exactly
what we did then. We did not de
alare war against France. We did
not even formally break off diplo
matic relations with France. We ha(
no minister in France at that time, it
is true, and there wvas no French
minister here, but there was no for
mal rupture of (diplomatic relations,
"We were nominally neutral, 'a
though we went on the high seas
and captured of sunk eighty--four
armed French vessels and had two
or three fights between frigates (the
ba~ttleships of that day) that are .fa
mous in the animals of the Ameri
ean navy, notably between the 'Con
stltution' andl the 'Insurgente,' which
y good thjngs
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SUMTER, S. C.
"In introducing the bills which
would give the President authority
to put a stop to the illegal and in
human German submarine operations
without declaring war, I do not mean
to imply that I shall not support
him if he shall decide to go further.
I shall support with my whole energy
and adequate measures which the
President may recommend for ending
the preseit intolerable situation."
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' N OFFICIAL STATEMENT
Berlin, Feb. 24.= (Vji Sayville
Feb. , )-4n official statement with
refetdnce to the sinking 'of the Dutch
steamers by a German submarine i;
givep out through the medium of. the
Overseas News- Agency as follows:
"Acc.ordng to telegrams receives
tromi Holland on 'February 22' at I
o'clock in the-afternoon several Dutel
ships were destroyed 'which, with the
agreement of Germany, wanted t<
leave the barred zone in a westwar<
direction from Falmouth and flart
"In answer to this, it is stated-ir
authoritative quarters, that after the
declaration of the barred zone, Dutcl
ship owners asked the British author
ities to perntit thirty-three steamer;
lying at Falmouth and Dartmouth, 'o1
which .twenty were -loaded with grain
for the Dutch Government, to procee<
out of the barred zone, which wer<
still there after the expiration of the
time fixed, (by Germany) February G
"The German' authorities agreed t<
this, making an exception in order t<
let the twenty cargoes of-grain reac
the Dutch Government, but the con
dition was added that the ships ough
not to sail later than midnight, Feb
ruary 10-11. In this .way the shipi
would have been able to leave in al
safety the barred zone within the ex
tended time, which was known to al
submarines, and the termination o:
the period, February 21-23.
"The Dutch ship owners accepte'
this offer, but were, for unquestion
able reasons unable to get their ship;
out of the English ports within the
alloted time. They renewed their re
quest for permission to sail later anc
were informed that the vessels coul<
leave Dartmouth and Falmouth eith
er, in full safety, on March 17, o:
with only relative .safety, on Feb
ruary 22 by an indicated route.
"Eighteen of the ships decided t
sail on February 22, traveling to
gether. Word reached Berlin on Feb
ruary 16 of this intention, and, there
upon, the ship owners were expressl:
informed that unconditional safet:
could not be granted for February 22
as there was no certainty that 'al
the submarines engaged in the water
to be traversed would receive th,
wireless order. At the same time i
was insisted that outside the indicat
ed course no guarantee whateve
would be given with respect to th,
danger of mines.
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