|Publisher:||Buffalo Morning Express and Illustrated Buffalo Express|
|Place of publication:||Buffalo, NY|
|Date of publication:||4/6/1908|
By the Associated Press.
Mobile, Ala., April 5. – Walter Clayton, a negro who was serving time at the stockade of a lumber company for manslaughter, yesterday afternoon criminally assaulted Mrs. Joseph White, twenty years old, and was lynched by a mob of 25 men outside the limits of Bay Minette last night.
The assault occurred at the woman’s home, six miles below Loxley. The negro returned to the convict camp, where he was arrested late last night. He begged the officers not to take him back to the scene of his crime, saying 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, 75 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.
The negro’s body has not yet been found.
“Two Negroes Are Lynched; One, already serving Sentence for Manslaughter, attacked a white Woman; Admitted His Guilt; Other Victim had shot dead a twelve-year-old white Boy without Warning.” Buffalo Morning Express and Illustrated Buffalo Express (Buffalo, NY), April 6, 1908.