The progress of diplomatic negotiations to permit the search and seizure of rum-runners within an hour's sailing distance of our coasts began to bear results last week.

Ratifications were formally exchanged in the treaty to this effect between the U. S. and Great Britain, and

President Coolidge proclaimed the treaty in force forthwith. This particular treaty was negotiated as a sort of "test case" to determine the form of similar treaties to be made with other nations.

A similar treaty between the U. S. and Germany was signed by Secretary Hughes and Ambassador...

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