|Publisher:||The Leavenworth Post|
|Place of publication:||Leavenworth, KS|
|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, later Saturday afternoon assaulted Mrs. Joseph White, aged 20 years, and was lynched by a mob of seventy-five men outside the limits of Bay Minette Saturday night.
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 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 has not yet been found.
“Mobs Lynch Two Negroes; Confessed To Crimes Of Murder And Assault; One Negro Was A Convict; After Assaulting Woman He Returned to Convict Camp Where He Was Arrested – Taken Outside Camp Limits.” The Leavenworth Post (Leavenworth, KS), April 6, 1908.