|Publisher:||Parsons Daily Eclipse|
|Place of publication:||Parsons, 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, late 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 last night.
The assault occured at the woman’s home, six miles below Loxley. The negro returned to the convict camp, where he was arrested last Saturday night. He told the officers not to take him back to the scene of the crime as he committed it and it was not necessary to have him identified.
Two officers hurried him to Bay Minett, county seat of Baldwin county. As they approached the jail, seventy-five men came from behind a fence and took charge of the negro, dragging him and the deputies 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 yet been found.
“Pays Penalty Of Death; Negro Shoots White Boy; Was Lynched By A Mob Of 500; Young Negro Quickly Pays Penalty for Murder of White Boy.” Parsons Daily Eclipse (Parsons, KS), April 6, 1908.