13 APRIL 1929, Page 2

The United States Government has withdrawn the charge against the

rum-running Canadian schooner I'm Alone,' and the crew have been released. The collapse of the case leaves several knotty questions which ought to be answered before the United States attempts seriously to round up other rum-runners. Had the United States the right to chase the ' I'm Alone' and sink her on the high seas, even if she was within one hour's steaming of the shore when the pursuit began ? Is such a pursuit legalized if it is " continuous " ? And can a pursuit be called " continuous " which was begun by one vessel and accomplished by another ?

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