For Assault Negro Taken From Deputy and Carried Away by Mob

Source Type: Newspaper
Author: n.a.
Publisher: Marysville Journal-Tribune
Place of publication: Marysville, OH
Date of publication: 4/6/1908

Mobile, Ala., April 6. – Walter Clayton, a negro who was serving time at the stockade of the Hand Lumber company for manslaughter, criminally assaulted Mrs. Joseph White, 20, and was lynched by a mob of 75 men outside the limits of Bay Minette. The assault took place at the woman’s home, six miles below Loxley. Clayton entered the house, it is said, and choked Mrs. White into submission. The negro returned to the convict camp. The negro told the officers not to take him back to the scene of his crime, as he committed it, and it was not necessary to have him identified. The officers hurried him to Bay Minette, county seat of Baldwin county. As they approached the jail 75 men came from behind a fence and took charge of the negro, dragging him and the deputy 75 yards before it was discovered that the men were handcuffed together. The deputy was then released and the negro carried away. The negro’s body has not yet been found.


“For Assault; Negro Taken From Deputy and Carried Away by Mob.” Marysville Journal-Tribune (Marysville, OH), April 6, 1908.