Culled by Judy Garrison from The Andes Recorder 100 Years Ago
Week In and About ANDES
Events of a Week as Chronicled by the Man on the Street
With commentary by Jim Andrews
Professor Irving Gladstone is taking a six weeks course at Columbia University.
James Lawson, of Delhi, is visiting his daughter, Mrs. Kate Dickson. Mr. Lawson is 93 years of age and is in full possession of his faculties, and tells interesting incidents of early history, especially of Anti-Rent times.
The Elliott Graham farm situated at the head of Gladstone Hollow, has been sold by Mr. Seymour, of Cannonsville, who purchased it a few years ago for the timber but never did anything with it, to Harry Jackson for $3,450. The farm comprises 500 acres and takes in Mt. Pisgah.
The automobile will soon succeed the one horse shay on many rural routes throughout the United States. At present the standard rural route is 24 miles long and the maximum compensation $1,200 a year. On recommendation of the postmaster general the length of the routes will be increased to 50 miles with a yearly allowance of $1,800.
Bull Head fishing at Muir’s lake [Jim Andrews: now Geiger’s pond. This was Curtis Muir’s ice pond that provided the ice supply for the D and E creamery in Andes. The ice was cut at the pond and shipped by train to the icehouse in Andes.] is now the chief occupation of Andes sportsmen.
Samuel Stern, Sr., the well known Kingston optician, died July 27. He was well known to many Recorder readers, having made regular trips thru this section for many years. He was born in Germany in 1845 and when 15 came to this country and soon afterwards engaged in the optical business in New York. At that time there were but three opticians in the United States. He moved to Roundout in 1863.
Secretary Garrison has announced that the Panama Canal will be opened for commerce to vessels not drawing more than thirty feet of water on and after Aug. 15. On that date, Col. Goethals will inaugurate the commercial use of the canal by sending a Government boat through.~