National Affairs: Dry Flood

Puny seem man's efforts at law enforcement when Nature sweeps into the job. The swollen rivers of south Georgia last week, backing up through impenetrable swamps, floated off hundreds of hidden stills and moonshining camps long out of reach of U.S. agents. It was one of the biggest "dry raids" in the State, for the flood did in a few days the work of three times the number of Federal officers now on duty in that region. Literary 'leggers dolefully quoted G. K. Chesterton's Flying Inn:

"I don't care where the water goes "If it doesn't get into the wine."


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