|Publisher:||The Birmingham News|
|Place of publication:||Birmingham, AL|
|Date of publication:||4/7/1908|
MOBILE, Ala., April 7. – A long-distance telephonne message from Sheriff Booth, of Baldwin county, at Bay Minette, says that Governor Comer has offered a reward of $100 for the recapture of Walter Clayton, the negro who was taken out by a mob of lynchers on Saturday night at Bay Minette and supposedly lynched. The citizens of Bay Minette have added $50 to this reward.
Sheriff Booth admitted that Clayton escaped from the mob of would-be lynchers about daylight Sunday morning. He says the members of the mob were drunk and no intelligent explanation of the manner in which the negro got away has been offered.
The negro is charge with criminally assaulting Mrs. Joseph White.
“Gave Mob The Slip; Negro Now At Large; Sheriff Says The Would Be Lynchers Were Drunk. Reward For Capture Of Fugitive Offered By Governor.” The Birmingham News (Birmingham, AL), April 7, 1908.