Escaped While Mob Was Drunk

Source Type: Newspaper
Author: n.a.
Publisher: Wilkes-Barre Times Leader
Place of publication: Wilkes-Barre, PA
Date of publication: 4/7/1908

MOBILE, Ala., April 7. – The man hunt for Walter Clayton, the negro, charged with assault, is still on according to a message received to-day from Sheriff D. R. Booth.

It was reported yesterday Clayton had been lynched near Bay Minetta, Baldwin county. Booths message says that the mob was drunk and Clayton escaped and is still at large.

When his escape was learned another posse was immediately formed and it is scouring the woods for the negro. The greatest excitement prevails in the region where Clayton is hiding. Rewards of $200 by the governor and $100 by the citizens have spurred on the farmers to join the hunt, and it is believed Clayton will surely be run to earth.


“Escaped While Mob Was Drunk.” Wilkes-Barre Times Leader (Wilkes-Barre, PA), April 7, 1908.