Commodore of Rum Row

A request made by Sir Brodrick Hartwell, Bart., for subscriptions to buy liquor abroad and ship it to the rum fleet off the shore of the U. S. threatens to become an international incident. The Baronet's first appeal was to British investors and led to a controversy with Premier MacDonald, who referred to his activities as a "disgraceful blot" (TIME, June 9). Apparently British contributors were not forthcoming. But Sir Brodrick is not easily discouraged. His next appeal was made to Americans. He obtained a "sucker list" and mailed a glowing prospectus to...

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