The Way We Were – November 2006

Culled from November, 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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.A Holloween (sic) Social and 15 cent tea was held at the residence of Foster Little, Wednesday eve, October 31, for benefit of the Cabin Hill United Presbyterian church.  The receipts amounted to $10.00.

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Mrs. Eunice Slade moved this week from the house adjoining the United Presbyterian church to the Murray building on Main street and in addition to her bakery business will conduct a restaurant.

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Aldon Liddle has purchased the land adjoining his lot on which the old rink stands.  The taking away of this old reminder of the days of roller skates adds greatly to the value of Mr. Liddle’s property [the present Jim Andrews property on High Street].

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Hon. M. Linn Bruce, Lieutenant Governor of the state of New York, will speak in the Armory in the village of Walton, Saturday evening, November 3.  Mr. Bruce is acknowledged to be one of the best speakers on the platform today.

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Everyone who knows James W. Dickson knows that he will conduct the business for the county clerk’s office efficiently and honestly.  He is a prosperous merchant, has made a capable supervisor and will carry to the position of clerk the same attention to duty and careful administration that has marked his career as merchant and supervisor in Andes.  He will poll a big vote in his home town receiving the votes of Democrats as well as Republicans.  He deserves a rousing majority and will get it.

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John Dickman has purchased the lumber that was in the old rink from Curtis Muir and has moved it to his home on Delaware avenue.

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Grant Brisbane on Dingle Hill met with a bad accident a few days since by the cutting of his hand with an axe while making heads for apple barrels.  The helve of the axe caught under his coat and caused the blade to come down and cut a gash across the back of his right hand.  The cord of the index finger was entirely severed allowing the finger to drop down on the palm of the hand.  It will be a long time before he will have the use of his hand and the finger will probably always bother him.

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 Tar and Feathers at Margaretville.

  The village of Margaretville was stirred to its depth over another scandal in high life.  Last Thursday evening two well known married women armed with buckets of tar (two gallons) and a bundle of feathers, went to the home of a young unmarried woman and taking her into an adjoining lot, applied the tar and feathers from the waist line down in liberal quantities, and then put the remainder on her head.  After the job was completed the young woman was advised to go and mend her ways.

One of the women who applied the tar had suspected for some time that her husband had been going to the home of an unmarried woman and determined to watch his movements about town.  Placing herself where she could watch the door she was rewarded by seeing the faithless husband leave the house. The abused wife took counsel with one of her woman friends and the course pursued was agreed upon.  The woman who got tarring has the sympathy of some but others who knew the facts say she got what she deserved.