Altamont Enterprise May 27, 1921


— The weekly meeting of the Boy Scouts of this village was held May 26. The Scouts will canvass the village selling poppies, as this week has been designated “Poppy Week.” 

— The Scouts took their first overnight hike Saturday, May 21, to Indian Ladder. It was a very enjoyable trip, and most of the boys were present. The troop wishes to thank Mr. Stafford for carrying part of their provisions and supplies. 


Former A. H. S. Student Kills Self. 

The many Altamont friends of Kenyon F. Miers, of Esperance, were shocked to hear that he had ended his life Monday by shooting himself at his home. It is believed that despondency owing to ill health brought about by his experiences in the World war, was the cause of his act. Mr. Miers was a graduate of Altamont High school, class of 1915. In 1917 he enlisted for service in the war and joined the Marines. In the conflict at Chateau Thierry in 1918 he was gassed and was in a French hospital for many weeks. 

A military funeral was held from the Methodist church at Esperance Thursday at 10:30 a.m. The Odd Fellows’ lodge, of which he was a member, attended in a body. 



A number of cases of measles broke out in our village last week. 



Several fishing parties have been trying their luck, but we have heard no wonderful stories so the catches must have been small. 



C. W. Burlingame has the honor of being the first one in this section to report having home-grown strawberries. He had some for dinner Sunday. 



Contractor Richard Hopkins of Troy, who has the contract to build the Altamont-Voorheesville state highway, has commenced operations by the unloading of a large excavator and shoveler at the Altamont station this week. Mr. Hopkins is offering 30 cents an hour for laborers, and we understand several have been secured at this figure. 

— Next Monday, May 30, is Memorial day, and in consequence all business places in Altamont will be closed in observance of the day. This will include the First National bank and the Enterprise office. No sessions will be held in the High school. Anyone having business with any of the business men should spend Saturday in the village and get all necessities for the home for the next few days. 


Clarksville’s Oldest Resident 

Takes Auto Trip. 

All of the villagers are talking about the recent trip taken by Mrs. Adelia Mathias, our oldest resident. Several days ago Mrs. Mathias was visited by her nieces, Mrs. Emma Strevell and Mrs. Anna Beverly, of Binghamton, who came to Clarksville by auto, and the latter suggested that their aunt accompany them home. Mrs. Mathias, although 86 years of age, is still a very active woman and possesses a very keen and witty mind. She accepted the invitation without any hesitation, and together with Mrs. Julia Brown, her daughter, made the trip in one day. They visited friends at Bainbridge and Binghamton before returning to Clarksville on May 13. Mrs. Mathias says it was the most wonderful trip she ever took in her life. Everyone is congratulating “Aunt Dill,” as she is called by her host of friends and relatives, for her remarkable vitality. She says she never felt better in her life and hopes to have another such trip soon. 

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