Negro Lynched For Murder

Source Type: Newspaper
Author: n.a.
Publisher: Wilkes-Barre Times
Place of publication: Wilkes-Barre, PA
Date of publication: 4/22/1904

MOBILE, Ala., April 22. – A special from Baymette 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 whom they believed were not implicated in the murder. The Sheriff believes two other negroes are implicated in the crime.


“Negro Lynched For Murder.” Wilkes-Barre Times (Wilkes-Barre, PA), April 22, 1904.