|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.