Evansville (IN) Journal
October 13, 1869


We learn by a private telegram from Bedford, Lawrence County, that a report was current to the effect that a party of Jackson County Regulators hung a man named Stephen Clark at Heltonville, in that county, on Thursday last. It appears that Clark had been arrested, charged with stealing, and while the officers were on their way to Brownstown, Jackson County, with the prisoner, the regulators took Clark from them and hung him to a tree.

A dispatch in another column reports the hanging to have occurred near Clear Spring, Jackson County.—N. A. Ledger

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