Mob Lynches Negro Who Confesses Murder

Source Type: Newspaper
Author: n.a.
Publisher: The Washington Times
Place of publication: Washington, D.C.
Date of publication: 4/24/1904

Mobile, Ala., April 23. – A special from Bayminette says that Sheriff Armstrong has returned from the scene of the murder of Doctor 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 who they believed were not implicated in the murder. The sheriff believed two other negroes are implicated in the crime.


“Mob Lynches Negro Who Confesses Murder.” The Washington Times (Washington, D.C.), April 24, 1904.