The Way We Were – August 2007

100 years-thumbnailCulled from August, 1907 issues of The Andes Recorder —- 100 Years Ago 


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


The “cottage row” still remains a disgrace to the village.  The patience of the people is nearly exhausted and if the owners do not do something the old buildings will doubtless be condemned as a public nuisance and removed.


Miss Eliza Marx is now caring for Mrs. Duncan Ballantine, who fell last week and broke a bone of the ankle.


The Hilton Memorial High School building is being re-shingled.  The job is being done by Alden Liddle, assisted by James Atkin and J. S. Forest.


Hay throughout this section will be an average crop and in some instances it will be much above.  Several farmers tell us that they will cut more than ever before.  The quality is also excellent.  Oats are rusting and the outlook for that crop is very unfavorable.


Governor Hughes has signed a bill amending the agricultural law prohibiting the use of  unclean and unsanitary milk cans and provides for their confistication (sic).  It provides that all cans in which milk is shipped to New York shall be thoroly (sic) cleaned before being returned to their several milk stations.  Heretofore the cans have come back filled with filth and with an unbearable stench, and from these and not the stables in the milk districts epidemics have had their source.


Saturday the brothers and sisters of Mrs. William I. Gill, and their families made her a surprise visit and held a reunion of the Whitson family.  As a reminder of the occasion they presented Mrs. Gill a sofa.


The Howard & McNair company have their large saw mill at Thomas Liddle’s in position.  Workmen are busy making roads thru the forest on which to haul logs to the mill.  It will require two years to clear the tract and that between two and three million feet of lumber will be secured.



 Swing Scaffold at Big Store, Andes

Falls Thursday Carrying With it

John Booth, William Howard Northrup
Thursday morning the swing scaffold which was being used on the Big Store, occupied by J. W. Dickson*, at Andes, gave way and William E. Northrop fell with it to the ground a distance of about 22 feet, and while two of them were quite severely injured none of their injuries were fatal, as they fortunately landed with the scaffold and missed the sidewalk and steps.

* Now Cantina ~