Altamont Enterprise June 11, 1920 


— Residents of this village and community had several times reported to the state police that A. H. Kalohn was keeping an open gambling house, and last Saturday evening about 10 o’clock state police of Troop G walked in and found gambling in progress. They immediately went to the house of Justice of the Peace George Taylor, asking him to issue warrants for the arrest of the gamblers. Mr. Taylor with the state troopers went to the place, where the troopers arrested the proprietor, A. H. Kalohn, and seven  young men, and confiscated the money on the table. The justice fined the proprietor fifteen dollars, which was paid. The sentence for the young men was five days in jail, but the judge suspended sentence, on their good behavior. He gave them a good talking to, telling them of the seriousness of the charge against them and warning them that another like offense would mean the carrying out of the sentence in full. The moneys from the fine and from the table is turned into the treasury of the town, to be used for the town poor. 

— Arthur Relyea met with a painful accident this week while employed at the grocery store of F. R. Wiltsie, when a cake of ice fell striking him on both feet. The injury kept him from working for a few days, but he is back on the job after the physician had the feet well strapped. 


Rev. George Sanderson, a former prison chaplain, gave some of his experiences in prison life at the M. E. church last Sunday morning. Mr. Sanderson was a guest at the Ritter homestead while in town. 


The beautiful snow balls which were part of the floral decorations at the Reformed church on Sunday were the gift of Rufus Wormer. 


On Wednesday, June 16th, the ladies of the Reformed church will hold an all day quilting party. 


M. Lindsay and Camille Gallup closed their schools Monday with a picnic at Warners Lake. Miss Lindsay will teach in the Berne school the coming year. 


Charles Van Alstyne, Dorie Northrup and Milton Snyder passed Sunday at Mud Hollow pond fishing. They did not have very good luck. More fishers than fish. 


More Back In Time

The Altamont Enterprise is focused on hyper-local, high-quality journalism. We produce free election guides, curate readers' opinion pieces, and engage with important local issues. Subscriptions open full access to our work and make it possible.