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of sequestration has been enacted in accordance with the terms of article 4 of our decree of the 30th May, 1915, No. 814, may be declared good prize and confiscated.
Similar treatment may be accorded to such enemy goods as have been found on board all enemy merchant ships sequestrated in ports of the Kingdom and of its colonies at the outbreak of hostilities, for which the provision of sequestration was established in article 5 of our decree of the 30th May, 1915, No. 814.
ART. 3. Decisions as to the legitimacy of prizes which may be declared under the terms of the preceding article 2, as r'ell as the disposal of the sums obtained from their seizure and the distribution of the fund mentioned in the preceding article 1, will be taken by the prize court, which will be guided by the rules and procedure established in the mercantile marine code, and by the regulations dra“ n up for the court itself.
Art. 4. If the prize court ascertains that the sums composing the fund mentioned in article 1, or the ships or goods declared to be good prize and confiscated in accordance with the terms of article 2, belong to individuals of Italian nationality but natives of regions i hich are under the dominions of the Austro-Hungarian Empire, the prize court may suspend the acts of distribution of such sums or of the sums obtainable from the sale of such ships or goods, and inform the Government of the King of the facts ascertained; the Government of the King may then, after the council of ministers has considered the matter, proceed to liberate the sums, ships, and goods belonging to the above-mentioned individuals, or may invite the prize court to continue the action and procedure provided for in the preceding articles.
ART. 5. Subsequent dispositions will be issued establishing the mode of procedure for the application of articles 1 and 2 of the present decree.
We order that the present decree, furnished with the seal of state, be included in the official record of the lays and decrees of the Kingdom of Italy, requiring everyone concerned to observe it and cause it to be observed. Given at Rome this 24th day of June, 1915.
THOMAS OF Savoy. [British Parliamentary Fapers. Miscellaneous, No. 18 (1915). Cd. 8104.]
i These have not yet been published (November, 1915).
PROHIBITION OF EXPORTS FROM NEUTRAL STATES.
General statement.--Since July, 1914, the belligerents have resorted to various measures to prevent the free movement of goods. In order that neutrals might not be cut off from certain supplies it has been deemed advisable by certain neutral States to prohibit the export of goods which might aid a neighboring belligerent State. Some prohibitions have been decreed in order that the domestic stock of certain classes of goods might not be depleted. Whatever the reason, the course of commerce has been much disturbed and ordinary traffic has often been brought to an end. From the fact of geographical position in relation to the belligerents, such countries as Denmark, Netherlands, Norway, Sweden, and Switzerland have been forced to pay greatest attention to and to exercise widest control over exportation. These restrictions unprecedented in extent have had an important (ff.ct upon the conduct of hostilities and must be considered in any comprehensive study of the war. It will be erident from the lists that if such restraints are to be placed upon trade certain ends formerly sought under the laws of blockade, contraband, and continuous voyage may be thus indirectly attained. The significance of this effect of war may best be seen in the actual and detailed lists of articles of which the export is prohibited. These lists have been changed or explained from time to time. It seems exp: dient that typical lists should be printed for convenient reference.
ARTICLES WHOSE EXPORT IS PROHIBITED BY THE NEUTRAL EUROPEAN COUNTRIES.
DEPARTMENT OF STATE,
Washington, D. C., September 20, 1915. [Corrected according to the latest available information.]
DENMARK. Air tubes and covers.
| Ammunition. Aluminum.
Anilin. Ammonia and ammonia salts.
Antimony. 23057—16_ 3
| Explosives and materials for manufacture Apparatus (instruments for manufacture of weapons or ammunition).
Feedstuffs (including oil cakes, hay, straw, Arms.
malt germs, crushed soya beans, bran, Arms and ammunition:
offals of grain, all carrots, all turnips, Arms.
cabbages, peas (for cooking as well as for Ammunition.
feeding), beans and lentils, grain, malt, Explosives.
potatoes (except potatoes accompanied Gunpowder.
by a certificate issued by the ministry of War material.
agriculture's inspection for contagious Weapons of all kinds.
plant diseases), flour (including bread of Automobiles.
all sorts), and groats (including majzena, Bags, empty cotton or jute.
sago, rice, and buckwheat, sugar, raw, Bandages and material for Denmark.
refined). Barbed wire.
Fertilizers, artificial. Barley.
Fish oil, spent in shamoy and shellac. Beans.
Flaxseed. Belting leather.
Flour (including breads of all sorts). Benzine.
· Foodstuffs. Benzol.
Gas cleaning material, used.
Gasoline. Brass plates, bars, old brass.
Gloves. Bread, all kinds.
Gold. Gold and silver, coined or in bars Cables.
(including foreign coins of gold and silver, Candles, paraffine.
silver rolled out, and gold in leaves). Caninite.
! Travelers may, however, carry gold and Carrots.
silver coins not exceeding 200 kroner in Cattle.
value. Cattle feed.
Grain, waste and sweepings. Chemicals:
Groats, shredded grain. Nitrate of sodium.
Gunpowder. Nitric acid.
Haematite iron ore. Sulphur.
Harness, saddles (unless 30 per cent added Sulphuric acid.
to value of articles by home manufacChrome.
Hides, raw, salted, prepared.
Hogs, live. Copper.
Horses. Copper ores.
Hospital supplies. Copra.
Huckleberries, dried. Corn.
Hypodermic syringes. Cotton bags.
Inflammable oils. Cotton thread.
Instruments and apparatus which are Cotton waste.
solely made for the manufacture of amCotton yarns.
munition, for the construction or repair Cottonseed cake.
of weapons, and materials for warfare on Dressings.
land or sea. Dried huckleberries.
Iron, haematite (silicon, chrome ores). Drugs, all kinds.
Iron plates covered with tin or zinc. Dynamite.
Iron plates, tinned, waste from. Earthnuts.
Iron pyrites. Electric cables.
| Jute, raw, manufactured, and sacks.
| Raw materials for repair or construction of Lard.
vessels or arms. Lead.
Raw rubber. Leather (except goat).
Resin. Leather belting.
Riding and draught animals. Linseed.
Roentgen ray apparatus. Linseed oil.
Ropes (yarns for manufacture thereof). Logs.
Rubber, raw. Lubricants.
Sacks (cotton and jute, and jute material Lumber.
suitable for making bags). Macaroni.
Saddles. (See Harness.) Macarons.
Sago. Machinery and instruments for manufac- Salt chlorate.
ture or repair of weapons or material for Salt chlorate potash. war.
Seeds, clover. Machines for knitting.
Sesame seeds. Malt germs.
Silver (coined or in bars). Margarin.
Skins (calf, if over 8 kilos salted). Meats, fresh.
Skins (dressed, except goatskins). Medical specialties.
Skins (lamb and sheep). Medicinal products.
Soya beans. Medicinals.
Spent fish oil, in shamoy and shellac. Motor vehicles.
Starch made from corn, rice, potatoes Nickel (unwrought and ore).
wheat. Nitrate of sodium.
Straw. Nitre salts.
Sugar, raw, refined. Nitric acid.
Sulphur. Offals of grain.
Timber. Oleo oil.
Tin chlorite. Oleo stearine.
Tinned iron plates, waste from. Oleo stock.
Tin ores. Onions.
Tin oxide. Organic acids.
Tricot, woven and knitted. Paraffine.
Turnips. Paraffine candles.
Turpentine oil. Peas (for cooking or feeding).
Twist for cleaning, and material for bandPetroleum and other oils.
Vaseline. Potash lye.
Vegetable oils, stearins for use in manuPotash manure.
facture of margarin. Potash saltpeter.
Vegetables. Potash salts, all sorts of.
Vehicles, motor. Potassium chloride.
War material. Potatoes (may export to United States / Waste, white. from certified potato fields).
Weapons of all kinds. Powder.
| Woolen undervests. Woolen gloves.
Wooden waste (rags-shoddy). Woolen goods (except material suitable for Woolen yarns. curtains or furniture coverings).
Worsted yarns. Woolen, half woolen, underwear, and | Worsted waistcoats, drawers, clothing.
gloves for men. Woolen socks.
| Zinc (in plates or blocks).
Harness for artillery and cavalry.
Bulgarian Mannlicher, Turkish Mauser,
general. Cartridges for Bayer and Colt revolvers.
Models: 73 and 93.
including transit goods.
including tires. Bacon (bellies, dry, salled, smoked, and
fresh). Barbed wire. Barley. Beans. Beans, French, string. Beef, fresh, smoked, unless with special
permit. Benzine. Bicc.es. Bismuth. Blankets. Bone dust. Bone meal. Pones, Borax. Bread. Briquets (except charcoal briquets). Bromine salts and otlər bromine com