Murdered By Negroes Prominent Alabama Merchant Victim. May Be Lynching

Source Type: Newspaper
Author: n.a.
Publisher: Union Springs Herald
Place of publication: Union Springs, AL
Date of publication: 4/27/1904

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

Tate confessed and a lynching is feared.

Sheriff Armstrong has left for the scene of the crime.


“Murdered By Negroes; Prominent Alabama Merchant Victim. May Be Lynching.” Union Springs Herald (Union Springs, AL), April 27, 1904.