|Place of publication:||Bessemer, AL|
|Date of publication:||4/23/1904|
C. D. Cole, a prominent merchant and assistant postmaster at Little River, Baldwin county, was foully murdered Tuesday night while on his way home from the store, the object of the murderers being to secure what money he had on his person. The crime was discovered early next morning. Mr. Cole was a highly esteemed citizen and had not an enemy in the world.
Two negroes, Robert Tate and Rube Sims, who had been seen at the store late Tuesday night, were suspected, and a crowd of citizens placed the negroes under arrest. Tate confessed and made a clean breast of the whole affair.
“Murdered for His Money.” The Herald-Journal (Bessemer, AL), April 23, 1904.