|Publisher:||The Birmingham News|
|Place of publication:||Birmingham, AL|
|Date of publication:||4/27/1904|
Special to the Birmingham News.
MONTGOMERY, Ala., April 27. – Judge W. S. Anderson of the Thirteenth judicial district, will not hold a special term of the Baldwin county circuit court to investigate the lynching of Reuben Sims, a negro, at Little River, early in last week.
The state executive department is not empowered to order a special term of the circuit court, but the governor’s office wrote to Judge Anderson saying that if he desired to go to Bay Minette, the county seat of Baldwin county, to hold a special term of court, Supernumerary Judge A. H. Alston would proceed to Mobile where he is holding court this week, to relieve him. Yesterday Judge Anderson advised the governor’s office by mail that he did not think it was necessary to hold a special term of the Baldwin court.
Upon receiving this letter from Judge Anderson Governor Cunningham requested Supernumerary Judge Alston to go to Camden Monday to hold the Wilcox county circuit court for Judge John Moore, who is ill.
“No Special Term Of Court In Baldwin.” The Birmingham News (Birmingham, AL), April 27, 1904.