|Publisher:||The Morning Post|
|Place of publication:||Raleigh, NC|
|Date of publication:||4/23/1904|
Mobile, April 22. – News has been received from Bay Minette, near here, that Sheriff Armstrong has returned from Little River, the scene of the kill – of Dr. Cole Monday night by negroes.
The sheriff says that at 11 o’clock Monday night the mob who had arrested four negroes determined that all were innocent except Reuben Sims. He was whipped three times when he made a confession. Thereupon he was hanged from a limb and his body riddled with bullets.
“Whipped and Hanged.” The Morning Post (Raleigh, NC), April 23, 1904.