|Publisher:||Buffalo Morning Express and Illustrated Buffalo Express|
|Place of publication:||Buffalo, NY|
|Date of publication:||5/2/1904|
Mobile, Ala., May 1 (Sun Special). – Judge W. S. Anderson of this city, whose circuit embraces Baldwin county, adjoining here, received information tonight asking him if it was necessary to hold a special term of the court to investigate the lynching of Reuben Sims, a negro who was hanged last Saturday for the murder of Dock Cole, a merchant at Little River, Ala.
Sheriff Armstrong, who is here, says the lynching was participated in by 50 men and their arrest is likely to cause trouble, as the dead man was popular. The sheriff was not notified until ten hours after the lynching.
“Fifty Men Lynched Negro; Trouble likely to follow Act.” Buffalo Morning Express and Illustrated Buffalo Express (Buffalo, NY), May 2, 1904.