THE WAY WE WERE – January 1911

Culled by Judy Garrison From January & February 1911
issues of
The Andes Recorder
100 Years Ago
with commentary by Jim Andrews
 Week In and About ANDES
 Events of a Week as Chronicled by
the Man on the Street

 James Armstrong has the ice house of the Andes Creamery company nearly filled. It requires between 3,000 and 4,000 cakes. He will also fill the Co-op creamery ice house. [ Jim: I believe the ice for both of these ice houses came from the Muir Ice Pond located down the Tremperskill on the Brit Geiger property. There was a spur which ran right next to the pond to make loading the railroad cars that much easier.]


 Walter Elliott, who has occupied the rooms over Thos. Bouton’s billiard parlors [JA: the apartment over Apple Tree Realty—the realty office was once the local billiard parlor], has stored his furniture for the present, and February 1, will go to Munnsville, N.Y., where he will clerk in a store.


 Delhi elects Woman to School Board

Friday evening the board of education of the Delhi schools elected Mrs. William Gleason to fill the vacancy caused by the death of Herbert A. Pitcher. She is about 80 years old and was the candidate of the Improvement Society. Rumor has it that an effort will be made to secure Rev. W. C. Robison, of Philadelphia, as principal to succeed Professor Wood.


 Gone to California

John Burroughs, the naturalist, who was a native of Roxbury, has gone to Southern California, and expects to be absent three months.


 W. C. T. U. Notes

Liquor men in this country can no longer point to wine growing foreign lands as examples of the harmlessness of the alcohol habit.  There is a mighty public uprising against the ravages of strong drink in those very countries. Take France. Many leading statesmen, social workers and students of hygiene in that country are supporters of the movement against the drink scourge. We give here a few paragraphs from a speech to an audience of 3,500 by M. Joseph Reinach, deputy from the Rhone. “I do not believe, gentlemen, and I will not weary in repeating it, that for men of courage and good will, for all parties for the government itself there is a single duty more pressing than that of engaging in a systematic and irresistible campaign against alcoholism.

  “If France is to be saved from death she must burn out the canker which is eating into her, which is making greater ravages in the twentieth century than famine and the black Death in the Middle Ages.”


 W. C. Oliver will fit up living rooms on the second floor of his up-town store. He has also purchased a lighting plant for his down-town store in the old hardware building. [JA: The uptown building was the former “Beehive” building across from the Catholic church. It was significantly larger then with the upper half of the building being razed about 30 years ago. The building housed his feed and hardware business as well as his mortuary as he was the local undertaker. The only second floor apartment left is the one currently occupied by Kim and Joe Brown. The downtown building sat on the site of the current Blink building. It was one of the buildings destroyed in a fire in 1923 and the  fire started in that building The cause was never determined.]


 Jay Gould, son of Geo J. Gould, will wed a Hawaiian Princess.


 Men Wanted

 Wages $25 to $50 a Week in Automobile Work –Thousands of Jobs Waiting for Competent Men in all Parts of the Country.

In addition to the immense number now in operation about 800,000 automobiles will be manufactured this year and this means work for thousands of men qualified to Sell, Repair, Drive and Demonstrate Automobiles and Trucks. The Rochester Automobile School will fit any man in a few weeks to fill any of these positions, without interfering with his present employment, get him a job and give him an opportunity to make $10 weekly while learning. For information write ROCHESTER AUTOMOBILE SCHOOL… [Ed.: Oh for the good old days when jobs were looking for employees!]

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