THE WAY WE WERE: September 2016


way-we-were-thumbnailCulled by Judy Garrison

 From September 1916 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

Jones was in Andes last Thursday night, not Jones who pays the freight, but Hon. Sam Jones, of Norwich, who wants the people to pay his freight to the halls of congress in exchange for the hot air he and his associate Rev. Tucker, who represents the anti-saloon league, are giving the people. Both gentlemen made statements they could not prove and promises that could not be carried out. The league which is conducting the Jones fight has hindered rather than helped the cause of temperance, and its chief use is to abuse and sling mud…..Do not be fooled by gabbled statements of what Jones, the man of the big “I” will do. When you have a good hired man keep him. Vote for Fairchild. [In a separate item: Hon. Samuel Jones of Norwich tried to secure an Andes church in which to speak, but was refused by the pastors, which action is to be commended.]


A cyclone struck southern Bovina Sabbath afternoon and did considerable damage. Starting at the Boys’ Camp conducted by Robert L. Gerry on what is known as the Wight place, it blew down the doctor’s tent and uprooted some twenty apple trees. The greatest damage was done on the farm of Thos. A. Raitt where 88 trees were either uprooted or twisted off…fortunately the sap bush escaped…The next swoop of the instrument of destruction was made into the head of Gladstone Hollow. At James L. Doig’s two chimneys were torn off his residence, an oak tree fell onto the milk house and smashed it, and some fruit trees were torn up by roots.


Miss Beatrice Forbes, sister of Rev. G. A. Forbes, will sail Saturday on the steamer New York for France to serve as a Red Cross nurse with the allies.


Will Roney went to New York Friday and came home Monday with a six cylinder Studebaker.


A squad of New York City mounted police camped at E. A. Worden’s just above Andes village over Sabbath night and attracted a good deal of attention. The troop numbered 43 men and was en-route to the State fair at Syracuse…Monday night was to be spent at Treadwell and Tuesday at Sidney, reaching Syracuse on Friday. The regular army regulations were in force in camp and two men occupied each tent which were waterproof. The mess tent with the army cook and the line-up for “grub” was interesting. The men were clad in khaki uniform. The horses were all bay and were well trained. These attracted the attention of lovers of good horses. Probably Andes never witnessed so many horsemen in a body as rode down Main street and along Delaware avenue Monday morning.


A party of Delhi women (we cannot call them ladies or they would not be on such an errand) were “doing” Andes Wednesday for suffrage. At Hobart they were kindly received; at Stamford they met with frost; Roxbury “passed them on the other side” and at Margaretville doors were shut in their face. In Andes they were told by some of their own sex that they were not ladies.~