Killed By Negroes Prominent Alabama Merchant Murdered – Robbery the Motive

Source Type: Newspaper
Author: n.a.
Publisher: The Owensboro Messenger
Place of publication: Owensboro, KY
Date of publication: 4/21/1904

Mobile, Ala., April 20. – A special to the Item from Bay Minette, Baldwin county, Ala., says that Dock Cole, a prominent merchant and assistant postmaster at Little River, in the northern portion of Baldwin county, was foully murdered last night by negroes. Robbery was the motive. A posse organized and two negroes, Robt. Tate and Rube Sims were arrested.

Tate confessed and a lynching is feared. Sheriff Armstrong has left for the scene of the crime.


“Killed By Negroes; Prominent Alabama Merchant Murdered – Robbery the Motive.” The Owensboro Messenger (Owensboro, KY), April 21, 1904.