Culled by Judy Garrison
With commentary by Jim Andrews
From August 1922 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
The bridge at Dr. Wakeman’s on Delaware avenue has been in bad condition for more than a year. Additional I beams had been secured to make it so that a concrete floor could be put on and it is now stated County Superintendent will not have it concreted but has ordered it planked. It should be concreted, as planking is no good. [Jim Andrews: This is the Route 28 bridge over Liddle Brook located between the school and the pool. The county was still overseeing the bridges, since State Route 28 had not yet been established.]
Oliver Liddle was injured Friday by the breaking of the “trip” rope on his hay fork. He fell against a girt striking just below the heart and cracking some ribs. [JA: Oliver Liddle was Dick Liddle’s father.]
Union Hall Andes Thursday evening, August 10 will be the greatest Colored Comedy that has ever been seen in the state before. Twelve real colored performers from Sunny Alabama will give their “Way Down South in Dixie” in a fashion as only can be given by Colored People. The show consists of a Comedy and introducing Buck Wing Dancing, southern songs and scenes, Musical and novelty acts and the Famous Dixie Quartet, not forgetting the Way Down South in Dixie, Concert Jazz Band, all at popular prices.
Mrs. Elmer Howe brought to this office Tuesday a freak chicken which had three eyes and two bills. The chick had to be assisted from the shell and did not survive.
The “hillside services” conducted by evangelist T. LeRoy Muir, of Roxbury, N.Y., near Fishes Eddy in western Delaware county have been a great success. These meetings were held in the open air and hundreds attended from all parts of the county. Sinners were converted and backsliders reclaimed…..
The Ladies Aid society will hold its [Shavertown] Annual Harvest Home Dinner in the parlors of the new church on Thursday, August 31st. A chicken dinner will be served at noon with all the other good things that help to make a good dinner. Home made ice cream and lemonade will be on sale. A very cordial invitation is extruded to all. This annual event is one to which many look forward and this year with our better facilities we hope to make the day very pleasant for those who come from a distance. Come early and bring as many of your friends as possible. This year you will find Shavertown much improved and you will find an atmosphere of great optimism. [JA: My grandparents (Karl and Jennie McCune) used to make all the ice cream served at these dinners.]
Two Italians and [George] Hill were working together on the road bed [on a section of the U. & D. railroad] when Hill made a jesting remark to one of the men concerning his nationality. The other Italian was 22 feet back of Hill and when the remark was made he evidently regarded it as an insult for he hurled the wrench at Hill. The heavy tool hit Hill in the cords at the back of the neck below the base of the brain and bounded about 80 feet.
There is a report that Tunis Lake and the barn has been sold to a party of Hebrews for $16,000 to be used for a boys camp and school. [JA: Aaron Mirski was the last to own the Tunis Lake Camp.]~