Mobile Comparatively Quiet; Governor Jelks is Censured

Source Type: Newspaper
Author: n.a.
Publisher: The Anniston Star
Place of publication: Anniston, AL
Date of publication: 10/4/1906

MOBILE COMPARATIVELY QUIET; GOVERNOR Special to the Star. MOHILE, .Oct. 4. After a restless night as a result of the race feeling growing out of the attempted lynching of -Cornelius- Robinson, assailant of the little Sassamon girl, Mobile is comparatively quiet today, although there is still some restlessness. Relief funds for the storm victims are being received frrmi many quarters, and are promptly made use of for the benefit of the sufferers. The reports first received of damage and loss of life on the lower coast have been more than fulfilled by recent news. Governor Censured. Governor Jelks is being greatly censured, especially by local papers, for the action he took regarding the disposition of troops to quiet any possible mobs arising in connection with the race tension. The governor had been here all day except 5 hours at Coden, where he inspected the relief work there. The Mobile militia have been in charge there and are worn out.


“Mobile Comparatively Quiet; Governor Jelks is Censured.” The Anniston Star (Anniston, AL), October 04, 1906.