Culled from December, 1907 issues
of The Andes Recorder — 100 Years AgoTHE NEWS IN AND ABOUT ANDES
Events of a Week as Chronicled by the
Man on the Street
Rain set in Monday afternoon (this is the Dec. 13th edition) and continued throughout the night and Tuesday morning every stream was overflowing its banks and lowlands were flooded. On upper Main street sidewalks were under water. The thaw caused a big slide on the D. & E, at the Fowler cut and the branch train has since been penned up here. The slide covered the track for about 200 feet to the depth of about two feet. The mail is being received from Shavertown. It is expected that the track will be cleared and trains running today.
W. B. Gladstone has purchased the farm lying above and adjoining his farm in Gladstone Hollow from James H. Liddle. The farm contains 100 acres and the purchase price was $550.
It is rumored that certain outside parties have a desire to come here and secure a certain business here. These parties are very undesirable citizens and their presence is not desired here. Their past record speaks for itself. [Anyone with a clue to the identity of either the “certain business” or the “certain outside parties” please email editor.]
A fierce snow storm raged all day Saturday, and being accompanied by a high east wind was one of the worst days ever experienced here. Many trees were blown down by the gale. A damp snow also fell on Sabbath and the sleighing is now fine.
First Annual Masquerade Ball of the Andes Dancing Academy will be held New Years Eve. Two Prizes given to best costumes for lady and gentleman. Gentleman, admission 75 cents; ladies who dance free; spectators 10 cents. Music by Professor Mead’s Orchestra.
Announcement was made Friday of the engagement of Miss Cornelia H. Harriman, second dauter of E. G. Harriman, to Robert Livingston Gerry elder son of Elbridge T. Gerry. Miss Harriman, who made her debut two years ago, is a very handsome blonde. She is an expert whip, and a member of the Ladies’ Four-in-Hand Club. Her father has a fine country estate at Arden, N.Y. Their winter home is on Fifth avenue, New York. Mr. Gerry graduated in 1900, from Harvard and is one of the best known of the younger men in society. His mother was a dauter of Robert Livingston, who owned Lake Delaware. He is a descendant of Elbridge Gerry, one of the signers of the Declaration of Independence.~