Altamont Enterprise August 6, 1920 


A fatal accident occurred Monday morning at what is known as the Walter Gray farm, now the home of Matthew Loewe, on Settle’s Hill, near Altamont. 

George Erles, 27 years old, Albany, brother-in-law of Mr. Loewe, went out early in the morning, taking a shot gun, to hunt woodchucks. Not long afterwards his sister saw him staggering home. He was suffering from a full charge from the gun in his right side under his arm. Dr. A. I. Cullen of Altamont was summoned, but it was impossible to aid Erles, and he died soon after the physician arrived. 

From the fact that the gun was found by the side of a stone fence, it is believed that in climbing over, Mr. Erles accidentally discharged the gun, inflicting the fatal wound. 



The Eastern New York Beekeepers’ Association will hold their fifth annual mid-summer meeting and basket picnic at the home apiary of Augustus Sweet, near West Berne, on Saturday, August 7, at 10 a.m. The business session will be given to an informal conference on the condition of the honey crop and market and the prospective prices. The basket lunch will involve much social intercourse and enjoyment. 


Automobile Accident at Duane Bridge. 

A Ford touring car, containing four men, was wrecked at Duane bridge on Monday afternoon. The driver, unable to make the dangerous turn at the bridge entrance, put on the brakes and the car skidded, smashing a rear wheel and doing other damage. None of the occupants were injured. 

Three of a party of four automobilists were killed at the bridge two years ago, and Miss Edna Cramer of Central Bridge was fatally injured two weeks ago. 

Minor accidents are of weekly occurrence.



On Saturday, August 7, at 1:30 p.m., there will be an auction of household furniture at the Quaker Meeting house, Quaker street, consisting of general household articles such as lamps, stands, picture frames, kitchen utensils, rockers, chairs, beds, stoves, parlor furniture, dressers, carpet; also harness, blacksmith tools, etc. 



Mr. and Mrs. William Frederick and Mrs. William Stevens went to Pine Bush, Guilderland, last Thursday to pick huckleberries. 


More Back In Time


    Clinton Wood caught an eel in the mill dam which weighed eight pounds and was four feet long. 




    — During the electric storm Sunday night the barn of Samuel Wintson was struck and burned to the ground with all of its contents. One horse was killed. 

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