Source Type: Newspaper
Author: n.a.
Publisher: The Monroe Journal
Place of publication: Claiborne, AL
Date of publication: 4/28/1904

The governor’s office has offered $400 reward for the first arrest and conviction of a person implicated in the lynching of Reuben Sims, a negro who confessed to the murder of C. D. Cole, at Little River, Baldwin county, last Tuesday. Rewards of $100 each were also offered for the second and third arrests.

The governor is not authorized to convene a special term of court, but he has written W. S. Anderson that if he desires to proceed to Bay Minette and convene a grand jury to investigate the lynching he will direct Supernumerary Judge Alston to go to Mobile and relieve him in holding the Mobile circuit, which convenes Monday.


The Monroe Journal (Claiborne, AL), April 28, 1904.