National Affairs: Rum Pact

The last official act of Sir Auckland Geddes, retiring British Ambassador, before sailing for home last week, was to sign with Secretary Hughes the so-called "Rum pact." Its chief provisions :

1) That the three-mile limit of territorial waters is upheld.

2) That when there is reasonable cause for belief that a British vessel has committed or is committing offences against the laws of the U. S., it may be seized by U. S. authorities anywhere within an hour's sailing distance from the shore (an hour's sailing distance for the vessel transporting liquor to shore)...

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