|Publisher:||Pittsburgh Daily Post|
|Place of publication:||Pittsburgh, PA|
|Date of publication:||4/6/1908|
MOBILE, Ala.. April 5. – 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, 20 years old, and was lynched by a mob of 75 men outside the limits of Bay Minette last night.
The assault occurred at the woman’s home, six miles below Loxley. Clayton entered the house, it is said, and choked Mrs. White.
The negro returned to the convict camp, where he was arrested late Saturday night. He told the officers not to take him back to the scene of this crime, as he committed it, and it was not necessary to have him identified.
Capture Officers and Man.
The 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. His body has not yet been recovered.
“Two Negroes Lynched In Southern States; Assault Upon Young Woman Was One’s Crime, Murder of Child the Other’s; Both Victims Confessed; Alabama and Mississippi Mobs Overpower Officers to Secure Their Men.” Pittsburgh Daily Post (Pittsburgh, PA), April 6, 1908.