Negro Escapes Mob; Posse Still Pursues

Source Type: Newspaper
Author: n.a.
Publisher: The Washington Times
Place of publication: Washington, D.C.
Date of publication: 4/7/1908

MOBILE, Ala., April 7. – The hunt for Walter Clayton, the negro charged with assault, is still on, according to a message received today from Sheriff D. R. Booth. It was reported yesterday that Clayton had been lynched near Bay Minette, Baldwin county. Booth’s message says that the mob was drunk, and Clayton escaped, and is still at large.

When his escape was learned another posse started immediately. The greatest excitement prevails, and rewards of $200 by the governor and $100 by citizens have spurred on the farmers to join the hunt.


“Negro Escapes Mob; Posse Still Pursues.” The Washington Times (Washington, D.C.), April 7, 1908.