|Place of publication:||Cleveland, OH|
|Date of publication:||5/21/1904|
The city authorities of Springfield, O., were implicated in the lynching of a Negro sometime ago, and several have been indicted by the grand jury. In Baldwin county, Alabama, Judge Anderson refused to call a special term of the court to try the lynchers, who lynched a colored man for killing a white man. Gov. Jelks, who is now in Mexico urging him to call it, and Gov. Cunningham, who is now acting governor, again urged the judge to call a special session, as he was informed that a conviction could be had. But the good judge has defied public sentiments and will not call the session. Last winter Gov. Jelks urged the legislature to empower the governor to call these special sessions when needed, but the legislature transferred that power to the judge. It was a serious mistake. – Jackson (Tenn.) Christian Index, or gan M. E. church.
“Race Doings; White Women of Chicago Corralling Minister — Delegates to the Conference; A. M. E. General Conference Notes – Judge Gibbs’ Thousand Dollar Gift – A Solid Financial Institution – Bishop Turner Speaks!.” Cleveland Gazette (Cleveland, OH), May 21, 1904.