|Publisher:||The Butte Daily Post|
|Place of publication:||Butte, MT|
|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, late Saturday afternoon, criminally assaulted Mrs. Joseph White, aged 20, and was lynched by a mob of 75 men outside the limits of Bay Minette.
The assault occured at the woman’s home, six miles below Loxley. Clayton entered the premises and choked the woman into submission. The negro returned to the convict camp, where he was arrested last Saturday. The negro returned to the convict camp, where he was arrested last Saturday. 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.
“Negroes Figure In Many Crimes; Two Lynchings – Woman Kills Black Burglar Who Had Attacked Father.” The Butte Daily Post (Butte, MT), April 6, 1908.