Clayton Still At Large Hounds on Trail of Negro Who Was Reported Lynched

Source Type: Newspaper
Author: n.a.
Publisher: The Times-Democrat
Place of publication: New Orleans, LA
Date of publication: 4/8/1908

Special to The Times-Democrat.

Mobile, April 7. – A posse headed by Sheriff Booth of Bay Minette is still scouring the county in the neighborhood near Muscogee, Ala., for Walter Clayton, the negro who is reported to have escaped from a mob bent upon lynching him Saturday night. A pack of blood hounds is in use, but so far there is no trace of the negro other than that he was last seen making toward Muscogee late to-day.

A report reaching here is to the effect that Clayton effected his escape from the mob at Stapleton, Ala., near the scene of his assault on Mrs. Joseph White. Clayton is said to have been thrown into the bottom of a vehicle when the journey of the mob to Rosington began, and when an opportunity offered leaped from the wagon and made good his escape.


“Clayton Still At Large; Hounds on Trail of Negro Who Was Reported Lynched.” The Times-Democrat (New Orleans, LA), April 8, 1908.