|Publisher:||Brooklyn Times Union|
|Place of publication:||Brooklyn, NY|
|Date of publication:||4/22/1904|
MOBILE, Ala, April 22. – A special from Bayminette says that Sheriff Armstrong has returned to the scene of the murder of Dr. Cole, at Little River, to report to the Governor the lynching of Reuben Sims, a negro, by the citizens of Monroe county at North Baldwin, ten hours before he was notified of the murder. Sims confessed, and after being whipped three times was hanged to a limb and riddled with bullets. The mob turned the negroes free whom they believed were not implicated in the murder. The Sheriff believes there are two other negroes implicated in the crime.
“Lynchers Ahead Of Sheriff; He Arrives to Find They Have Whipped and Hanged Negro Murderer.” Brooklyn Times Union (Brooklyn, NY), April 22, 1904.