Culled from December 1908 issues of The Andes Recorder
100 Years Ago
THE NEWS IN AND ABOUT ANDES
Events of a Week as Chronicled by the
Man on the Street
Thomas Hitt has gone to Pepacton, where he will work at his trade, that of shoemaking.
The Gerry teams have been drawing trout from the Andes [train] station to restock the Livingstone[sic] lake. The fish came from a private fish hatchery at Big Indian and were from 6 to 8 inches in length.
John Raitt, of New York city, will enter extensively into the poultry business in Andes. Already, he has erected at Will Wight’s [Jim Andrews: Betty Cole’s, now Donna and Larry Etsitty’s, I believe] a building 20 x100 feet with concrete floor, to be used for hatching purposes. In this he expects to hatch from 2,000 to 2,500 chickens at a time and as soon as these weigh from 1 ½ to 2 pounds they will be shipped to New York, where he has a market for all that he can produce at good prices. Other buildings will be erected later as needed to accommodate his laying hens and in which to rear his broilers.
Mr. Stork, from the Beaverkill country, was before Justice Johnson on a warrant sworn out by his wife charging with threatening her life. The matter was finally settled and the pair went home together apparently happy.
Farmers’ Institute will be Held Here Monday…..The speakers are all fitted to discuss the questions of interest to farmers in this section. Geo. A. Smith, conductor, for many years at the head of the experiment station at Geneva and is a recognized authority on feeding and care of dairy, commercial feeding stuffs, milking machine, etc. Dr. Santee is the well known originator of the muslin curtain system of ventilation, an authority on sanitary milk….
State Buys Land
The State has purchased 26,000 acres of land in the Adirondack and Catskill regions. It is now negotiating for the purchase of 3,000 acres in the Catskills, covered with hardwood and embracing trout streams, from George J. Gould.
F. C. Chamberlain is improving the Central hotel by changing the double doors at the entrance to the office to a modern single door, and replacing the entrance to the private sitting room with a large window. [Ed.: this refers to the present Andes Hotel. Sally O’Neill says it is her understanding that the Chamberlain family owned the hotel from 1877 to 1930. Pratt Chamberlain is the name she has most often seen mentioned.]