Culled by Judy Garrison From April 1911
The Andes Recorder
100 Years Ago
with commentary by Jim Andrews
Week In and About ANDES
Events of a Week as Chronicled by
the Man on the Street
April 3, ice on Perch Lake was 20 inches thick. Last year it had all gone out at that date.
John Gladstone is here from Cornell university for Easter vacation. John Forrest is home from Hamilton college.
Mrs. Mary J. Gill is in New York securing her stock of millinery. She was accompanied by her dauter, Miss Elizabeth. [Ed.: This was still the heyday of large, decorative women’s hats. Will that day ever return?] [Jim Andrews: Mary Gill’s millinery shop was in the post office side of the corner post office building. She lived in the apartment just above it.]
Students from rural districts who intend taking examinations in June will notify Professor Lovenguth, by April 8. [Ed.: Wonder if the professor was so called because he had a doctorate.]
There will be an eclipse of the sun April 28, and no good weather may be expected until after that date. [Ed.: This sounds unscientific to me. But I welcome readers to inform me of the science or pseudo-science going on here.]
Sabbath afternoon about 30 tons of rocks and earth came down into the cut at H.L. More’s on the Andes branch of the D. & E. The passenger train was also off the track at Dunraven and was over five hours late in arriving at Andes.
Alden Liddle and family and Harvey Reynolds left Tuesday for the west with Los Angeles, California, as their objective point. [Ed.: It had to be by train. Wonder if it was a simple vacation or there was some objective involved.]
Robert J. Reynolds is the owner of a hen that recently laid an egg which measured 7 x 8 inches in circumference.
James B. Whitson has sold his farm on Dingle Hill to Charles McLean, who has occupied it for several years under lease. The farm has been in the Whitson family for 76 years, having been settled by Mr. Whitson’s grandfather when he came from Scotland.~