PROHIBITION: Dead

Last week Charles Stevens, U. S. dry agent, set out with friends to raid the farm of Tom Chandler, 43, north of Poteet, Tex. The farmer, sitting on his front porch, rose, picked up a gun. ''We're federal officers and you're under arrest," called Agent Stevens. Leveling his rifle at the farmer, Stevens started to rush him, tripped over a sand rut, pulled the trigger, shot the farmer through the heart, dead. Stevens had no search warrant. His raid netted a still, 19 barrels of mash, 28 gallons of whiskey. He was...

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