|Publisher:||The Anaconda Standard|
|Place of publication:||Anaconda, MT|
|Date of publication:||4/6/1908|
Mobile, Ala., April 5. – Walter Clayton, a negro, who was serving time at the Hand Lumber company for manslaughter, late Saturday afternoon criminally assaulted Mrs. Joseph White, aged 20 years, and was lynched by a mob of 75 men outside the limits of Bay Minette last night.
The assault occured at the woman’s home, six miles below Loxley. Clayton entered the house, it is said, and choked Mrs. White. The negro returned to the convict camp, where he was arrested last Saturday night. The negro returned to the convict camp, where he was arrested last Saturday night. The negro returned to the convict camp, where he was arrested last Saturday night. 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. Two 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 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 His Cowardly Deed A Black Man Is Lynched.” The Anaconda Standard (Anaconda, MT), April 6, 1908.