The Way We Were – October 2006

Culled from October, 1906 issues  of The Andes Recorder

–100 Years Ago

 Week In and About ANDES

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Events of a Week as Chronicled by the Man on the Street.

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Mrs. Josephine Laing had her opening of fall and winter hats at her millinery parlors opposite village hall on Thursday.

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Frank Marx, class of 1906 at Andes entered the New York University and Bellevue Medical College in New York city this week.

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Stone is being put in the village street this week.  It is being secured from the quarry at the head of Delaware avenue and makes a fine road.

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Mr. and Mrs. George Elliott have commenced housekeeping in Mrs. A. D. Liddle’s house on upper Main street.

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Forty-three years ago October 15, occurred a large snow storm in Delaware county, a foot and a half of snow falling at that time.  October 17, 1868, the ground was covered.

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Charles E. Hughes, Republican candidate for Governor and Senator Horace White, of Syracuse, will speak at Delhi at 2 o’clock Friday (today) October 19.  Everyone who possibly can should hear him.

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Mr. and Mrs. Otis McCumber and dauter [sic] Louise, were taken violently ill Sabbath night and the services of a physician was necessary.  It is thought their illness was caused by poisoning from eating oysters.

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  1. S. Miller is making a large quantity of cider at his mill on upper Main street.

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Tuesday an automobile passed thru Andes, which made the trip from New York to Delhi in seven hours.

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The number of scholars in the school district on the Tremperskill at the foot of Perch Lake hill has increased so that additional seats have had to be added.

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A movement is on foot for the forming of a company for the purpose of installing a gas plant and the lighting of the streets, business places and private residences with gas.  The present method of lighting the streets is very unsatisfactory to say the least.

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The Andes Adelphians, the girls literary club of the High School, held their first social meeting at Miss Edwards’ room on last Thursday evening.  After a delightful program, light refreshments were served.  The purpose of this club is literary and social culture.

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Sherman Woodin, Thomas Liddle and Walter Liddle have sold the timber on their farms on the Tremperskill to L. Brown & Co., who will erect a mill and saw it into lumber.  The purchase covers about 200 acres and is on the mountain to the west of the Tremperkill.