The Way We Were – January 2010

100 years-thumbnailCulled by Judy Garrison  From January & February 1910 issues of  The Andes Recorder 100 Years Ago

Week In and About ANDES


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


JANUARY Archie Coulter is laid up with one of Job’s comforters and had it lanced on Tuesday. [Ed.: We are confounded by the meaning of this. Could it be a boil being referred to? Reader help in interpreting is solicited.]


J. Duncan Monroe, a former Andes boy, has been appointed as State Title Examiner by Attorney General O’Malley  The appointment pays $3,000 a year and he begun [sic] his duties Monday.


ShavertownA party of young people from this place enjoyed a sleigh ride to Andes, Tuesday evening, and were entertained at the home of our teacher, Miss Netta Miller. 


One of the largest ice jams ever seen here went out of the river last Friday evening.  It was nearly three fourths of an hour in passing.  No damage was done except the moving of the small bridge at the creamery off the abutment.


Thermometers Are 15 Below Zero Monday MorningLooks as if the bear was right and got back into his bungalow just in time. If he had been foolish enough to stay above ground until Sabbath morning he would probably have found the entrance to his home frozen up tight. Andesites had a chance to get used to weather condition on Sabbath when the cold wave, said to have originated in Nature’s cold storage plant in Alaska, blew into town.  [Ed.:  It seems that the bear and his bungalow preceded the groundhog and his hole in the folk culture.] 


Fewer Bigamists
Under the license law of 1907 number of marriages in this state has fallen off, the greatest decrease being in counties bordering on Pennsylvania. The law has prevented many bigamous marriages in the state. [Ed.  What, we wonder, is being implied here?]