|Publisher:||The Indiana Gazette|
|Place of publication:||Indiana, PA|
|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, age twenty, and was lynched by a mob of seventy-five men outside the limits of Bay Minette.
The assault occured 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, where he was arrested. 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, seventy-five men came from behind a fence and took charge of the negro, dragging him and the deputy seventy-five 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 recovered.
“Given Short Shrift; Two Negroes Meet Death at Hands of Mobs Following Brutal Crimes; One Slays Employer’s Son; The Other Makes Criminal Assault Upon Young White Woman – Both Confess and Are Taken From Officers and Put to Death.” The Indiana Gazette (Indiana, PA), April 6, 1908.