|Publisher:||Burlington Daily News|
|Place of publication:||Burlington, VT|
|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 years and was lynched by a mob of 25 men outside the limits of Bay Minette Saturday night.
The assault occured at the woman’s home six miles below Loxley. The negro returned to the convict camp, where he was arrested late Saturday night. He begged the officers not to take him back to the scene of his crime, saying that he was guilty and it was not necessary to have him identified. The officers hurried him to Bay Minette and as they approached the jail 25 men 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.
“Southern Mobs Lynch Negroes; One Victim Had Murdered White Boy; Another Confessed Assault on White Woman – In Alabama and Mississippi Respectively.” Burlington Daily News (Burlington, VT), April 6, 1908.