Indiana Trails

Liberty, IN.
Sept.20,1898. A smooth faced individual wearing a light check suit and giving his name as A.H. Morris, representing a New York syndicate, has been obtaining money from farmers along the College corner and Oxford pike. The man represented that the company was going to put in an electric road and gave checks for the right of way, but instead on receiving in returns various sums to cover the expense of recording in New York and Butler County. In this way and in 2 days work in taking the road up and presenting the checks he obtained about $200. He was seen in Liberty yesterday.

Liberty, Ind., Sept. 30.—At a joint legislative convention of Union and Franklin county Republicans at this place this afternoon Edward E. Moore, editor of the College Corner Chronicle, was nominated by acclamation. The district is reliably Democratic by seven hundred. The opposition candidate is Dr. Patterson, of Franklin county. For the Senate Union county is thrown with Fayette and Henry, Senator New by holding over. Source: Indiana Journal Oct 5, 1898

Liberty, Ind., Aug. 19.—The twelfth annual reunion of the Sixty-ninth Indiana Regiment was held here to-day, 120 of the regiment being present, together with a large number from other regiments, many from a distance being accompanied by their wives. All the business houses and many residences were decorated. The Richmond K. of P. band furnished music and a parade was given in which 200 veterans were In line. Col. Oran Perry, of Indianapolis, the guest of the day marched in the van with his old comrades. A big dinner was given all soldiers and their friends at G. A. R. Hall, while the business sessions were at the court house: In the evening occurred the campfire In the Gem Opera House, C W. Stivers, of the Liberty-Herald, making the welcoming address, to which Colonel Perry responded, followed by Capt. Lee Yarvan of Richmond. and J. W. Short. of Liberty
Date: 1896-08-26; Paper: Indiana State Journal

LIBERTY, Ind., April 10.—Lute Shepherd, a man of family residing at College Corner, this county, has been arrested and placed In jail by Sheriff Crist on a writ of information on a charge of writing obscene letters to Miss Bertha Stout, a girl of good character and belonging to an old and well-known family. The letters are very vile In their language, and the arrest is cause for much comment. Shepherd Is not of the best character.
Indiana Journal April 14, 1897

Serious Losses In Union County
LIBERTY. Ind.  Aug. 7.—As the details of this  morning's storm come  in  it is learned that great destruction of property and crops have occurred. The Whitewater river; Which runs through the western part of the county, is out of its banks and inundating the adjacent fields, in some places only the tops of the cornstalks being visible. The.water is higher than it has been for fifteen years, and there will be serious losses on both branches of the stream.
During the forenoon the barn of J. H. McCray, near College Corner, the largest structure of the kind in the county, was fired by lightning and destroyed, with a loss, to the owner of $5,000, Below College Corner, on the State line, the residence and barn on the Best farm were burned, and also the barn on the Kingery farm. Out of these little was saved.
Date: 1896-08-12; Paper: Indiana State Journal