The Andes Recorder 100 Years Ago
Week In and About ANDES
Events of a Week as Chronicled by the Man on the Street
WOMEN ON THE WARPATH
About 25 Andes Ladies Meet and Plan a Campaign for Better Things
Gentlemen sit up and take notice that on the afternoon of Wednesday, August 31, 1910, about 25 of the ladies of the village of Andes met in conclave at Firemen’s Hall and duly organized a LADIES IMPROVEMENT SOCIETY, with the object in view of improving and bettering many conditions as they now exist in the village….
The fifth reunion of the descendants of John More and Betty Taylor held at Roxbury, Saturday, Sunday, Monday and Tuesday is by far the most interesting, pleasant and successful social event witnessed in Roxbury in some time. Over three hundred of the descendants, or members of this well-known family from various parts of the United States were in attendance. One of the main events of the notable reunion was a luncheon and lawn party given Tuesday by Miss Helen Miller Gould, a descendant of the Mores, at Kirkside Park. [Ed.: This item caught our eye as just this early August a huge contingent of Mores descended from a Scot who settled here in the 18th century arrived in the region for a reunion, visiting local cemeteries and enjoying the shops and eateries in Andes. One enthusiastic woman wearing her More pin, enthused over the lunch hosted by Kingdon Gould and his wife at their Dry Brook estate for the whole clan. Some traditions carry on!]
The potato crop is large.
Ira Bonney is here gathering junk.
At a special meeting held August 29 the Andes Water Company voted to increase its capital stock from $6,000 to $9,500 for the purpose of securing an additional water supply for the village, the present supply having been inadequate for some time. The company has options on two springs near the foot of Gladstone Hollow, one on the farm of Ira Worden and the other on the Jackson farm owned by David H. Murray and both of these springs will be purchased.
We understand that work will be begun as soon as necessary “red tape” can be wound up. Certainly the sooner the better will please the patrons, many of whom can get little or no water after noon. There is absolutely no fire protection under existing conditions. With the installing of a new supply there will be no repetition of the troubles of the past few years.~