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Huntsville Weekly Times (AL)
Huntsville Weekly Times (AL)
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Description: Gov. Kilby Will Return to Alabama on Thursday

Date: July 22 1920

Newspaper published in: Huntsville, AL

Source: Madison County, AL Library

Page/Column: Page 1, Column 2

By Staff Correspondent
Montgomery, Ala., July 22.—Governor Thomas E. Kilby will return to Alabama Thursday afternoon and therefore will be called upon to make a final decision in the case of Edgar Caldwell, negro soldier, who is sentenced to be hanged at Anniston, July 30, for the murder of Cecil Linton street car conductor.
W. A. Braden, secretary to the governor, received a message from Governor Kilby at Fort Worth, Texas, Wednesday announcing that he will return to Montgomery late Thursday. He will be in his office Friday. Governor Kilby was thought to be in Chicago; but it developed that he had business interests in Kansas and went there, returning by way of Texas after visiting his daughter at Chicago.
Many letters urging the governor not to interfere with the death sentence in Caldwell’s case are coming to the executive department daily. Caldwell, a negro soldier from the north, killed Linton and seriously injured the car motor man when they ejected him from the car for refusing to pay his fare. Every legal effort to save Caldwell’s neck has been exhausted.

Submitted: 08/07/19

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