|Place of publication:||Nashville, TN|
|Date of publication:||4/25/1904|
Special to the Banner.
Montgomery, Ala., April 25. – Gov. Jelks is determined to stop lynching in this state if it is possible. The lynching of Reuben Sims, a negro in Baldwin County, last week by a mob, has caused the Governor to offer a reward of $40 for the first arrest and conviction of a person implicated in the lynching, and $100 reward each were offered for the second and third persons arrested and convicted of being implicated. Reuben Sims was lynched on account of the assassination of Dr. C. D. Cole, a prominent and popular citizen of Baldwin County. The Governor wrote to Judge W. S. Anderson of Mobile and told him if he desired to go to Bay Minette and convene a special term of the court he would order Supernumerary Judge A. H. Alston to go to Mobile and relieve him, as Judge Anderson’s court convenese to-day. It is expected that Judge Anderson will go to Bay Minette to investigate the lynching.
“Happenings In Alabama; Gov. Jelks Determined To Put Stop To Lynching.” Nashville Banner (Nashville, TN), April 25, 1904.