CRIME: Kippered Herrin

Herrin, Ill., a town long kippered in a bloody solution of mining feuds, bootleg wars, Klan activities, last week developed some new reactions. Two gangs, one run by a man named Carl Shelton, the other by a rival bootlegger, Charles Birger, took a dislike to each other and pursued their differences with machine gun attacks, armored motor cars, ambuscades, profanity and murder. The first mute witness to law and order in Herrin was a human hand which reached stiffly for the sky, emerging from the shallows of the Big Saline river near Equality,...

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