Governor Offers Reward

Source Type: Newspaper
Author: n.a.
Publisher: The Leavenworth Post
Place of publication: Leavenworth, KS
Date of publication: 4/9/1908

Mobile, Ala., April 9. – A long distance telephone message from Sheriff Booth of Baldwin county at Bay minette yesterday says that Gov. Comer has offered a reward of one hundred dollars for the recapture of Walter Clayton, the negro rapist, who was taken out by a mob of lynchers on Satuday night at Bay Minette and supposedly lynched.

The citizens of Bay Minette have added fifty dollars to this reward. Clayton is reported as having been seen by employes of the Hand Lumber company, operators of the convict stockade, where he had been a prisoner, within three miles of Bay Minette late yesterday afternoon. Sheriff Booth telephoned this information to chief of police Rondeau of this city.


“Governor Offers Reward.” The Leavenworth Post (Leavenworth, KS), April 9, 1908.