Culled from April 1908 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
The spring roads are here in earnest and the mire in some places seems to be bottomless. Some of the haulers of milk might be able to dispose of their product in China to advantage should accident land them thru on the other side.
George Hulbert, of Downsville, who owns the East Branch Telephone line, has purchased the Andes & Delhi Telephone line and will put it in good working order. It is stated that about May first the central office of the lines will be removed for [sic] Armstrong’s mill to the rooms over Marx’s store and that Mr. Kenneth Marx will be the operator.
There are a few “kids” in Andes who make a public nuisance of themselves by their actions on the streets. No one is free from their insults and vile language. They visit houses in all parts of the village and in some cases have even stoned the houses in addition to their indecent and insulting language. We trust that it will be only necessary to call attention to the matter.
Since the above was put in type we learn that Tuesday evening three ladies walking along the street were attacked and shamefully treated, their hats were knocked off, their wraps pulled from their shoulders and the hoodlums even used their fists. The reformatory is a good place for them. Their names will appear in these columns if necessary. [ed.: We will keep our eyes pealed for names in future issues. If we do see and print them we may create the circumstance of having living Andes people only now learning that a grandparent or other forebear was a adjudged to be a hoodlum!]
GUILTY OF MANSLAUGHTER
The trial of Howard W. Albro and his chauffeur, John Scanlon, both of New York, charged with manslaughter in causing the death of Harry Gordon, near Arkville, June 23, 1907…..The first witness and the most important one for the People was J. H. Francisco, who testified that he was employed at Grand Hotel, Pine Hill, that on the date named he was driving with Harry Gordon, a boy 14 years of age, as a companion. Near Arkville he saw an automobile approaching. He was driving on the side of the road 12 feet space being left for the car to pass. He said car was running 25 miles an hour and in passing, the front of the car struck rear of the wagon, tipping it over with he and the boy under it. He managed to extricate himself and found Gordon boy unconscious. Neighbor and the occupants of another automobile were there to assist him. [ed.: The account goes on to summarize the testimony of various witnesses. That of witnesses for the People and for the defense differs greatly regarding the speed of the vehicle and other particulars. Two of the latter said they were positive that the car did not collide with any wagon.] The case went to the jury at 6 o’clock Tuesday afternoon and at 9 o’clock the jury returned a verdict of guilty.~