PROHIBITION: Four-League Limit

Secrecy continued to cloak the progress of the negotiations by which Secretary Hughes is trying to secure treaties with foreign powers to allow their vessels to enter American ports with liquor under seal in exchange for the privilege of extending the three-mile limit to twelve miles for the search and seizure of rum-runners.

Although Lord Curzon had condemned the proposal in the House of Lords, a special interdepartmental committee of the British Government reported on the proposed treaty and a reply was despatched to Washington. The reply evidently raised certain objections, because...

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