|Publisher:||The Inter Ocean|
|Place of publication:||Chicago, IL|
|Date of publication:||4/6/1908|
Special Dispatch to The Inter Ocean.
MOBILE, Ala., April 5. – Two negroes were lynched near here last night and today, one for attacking a white woman and the other for the murder of a boy 12 years ols.
The attack on the white woman, Mrs. Joseph White, 20 years old, was made late Saturday afternoon by Walter Clayton, a negro serving time in the stockade of the Hand Lumber company for manslaughter.
Chokes Woman; Then Flees.
Clayton entered the woman’s house six miles below Loxley, it is said and choked her until she was almost unconscious. He returned to the convict’s camp, where he was arrested. He told the officers not to take him back to the scene of his crime and confessed his guilt.
The officers hurried him to Bay Minette. 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 been found.
“Mob Lynch Two Negroes; One Attacks White Woman; Other Kills Boy; Crimes Committed Near Mobile, Ala., Quickly Punished by Bands of 75 and of 500 Men.” The Inter Ocean (Chicago, IL), April 6, 1908.