|Publisher:||The Tuscaloosa News|
|Place of publication:||Tuscaloosa, AL|
|Date of publication:||4/30/1904|
Montgomery, Ala., April 28. – Governor Cunningham has mailed to Circuit Judge W. S. Anderson a letter, again asking him if he did not think it advisable to call a special term of his court, to investigate the lynching of Reuben Sims, a negro, in Baldwin county. Judge Anderson wrote and said he did not think it advisable. In closing his letter Alabama’s new governor shows plainly how he intends to deal with lynchers in this state. He says:
“I trust you will yet see your way clear to the calling of a special term of your court, and thus leave nothing undone that looks to the breaking up of lynching in our otherwise fair state.”
“He Means Business; Alabama Governor Intends Strenuous Measures Toward Lynchers.” The Tuscaloosa News (Tuscaloosa, AL), April 30, 1904.