|Publisher:||The Topeka Daily Capital|
|Place of publication:||Topeka, KS|
|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. Jos. White, aged 20 years and was lynched by a mob of 75 men outside the limits of Bay Minette last night. The assault occurred at the Clayton entered the house, it is said, and choked Mrs. White into submission. 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, the 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.
The negro has not yet been found.
“Two Negroes Meet Death At Hands Of Southern Mobs; One Hanged and Shot for Killing a Boy, Another Lynched Because of an Assault.” The Topeka Daily Capital (Topeka, KS), April 6, 1908.