PROHIBITION: Hard-Hearted John

John Bull, whom Secretary Hughes has been trying to persuade to let us extend our property rights nine miles further to seaward to prevent rum-running, sent a reply to the State Department. The text of the note was not made public and will not be until the matter is closed. But the State Department let it be known that the reply was "not sympathetic."

Secretary Hughes had proposed to several nations that the search and seizure limit for rum ships be extended from three miles to twelve miles from the U. S. coast....

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