Altamont Enterprise August 27, 1920 


What might have been a fatal accident happened Sunday night when an auto without lights turned out to pass another car on the state road near Klees’ store. In doing so the car struck a girl walking at the side of the road, throwing her into the ditch and inflicting a bad scalp wound which required seven stitches to close. The autoist sped away never stopping to learn the extent of the girl’s injuries. Such careless drivers out to be caught and punished as they deserve. 




Plans for the Albany County fair, to be held at Altamont Sept. 21, 22, 23 and 24, are rapidly nearing completion. 

The management of the fair expects this year to give their patrons a rare treat. Through the courtesy of Chief Game Protector Llewellyn Legge, we are promised a large exhibit of live pheasants. This will interest both old and young. An exhibit of this kind is worth going miles to see; and is one that is rarely seen at county fairs. 

Another new feature this year will be the Dog Show on Sept. 22. Entry blanks are being printed and will be mailed out to owners of blooded dogs. Classes will consist of Puppies, Novice, Limit, and Open. An entrance fee of 50 cents will be charged for each dog. Premiums in the form of ribbons will be given to the winners. Two competent judges have been secured, and it is hoped that all dog owners will take advantage of this new feature. 



— A large cloth sign advertising the dates of the Albany County fair, made its appearance last week, suspended above the intersection of Main street and Maple avenue. This sign performs a valuable service in reminding passing motorists that Altamont is the place to go during the week beginning Sept. 20. 

— Frederick E. Keenholts returned home yesterday from Cheat Bridge, West Va., where he has been with a party going over a lumber tract of 150,000 acres for the purpose of inspection of kinds and quantity of lumber available. He has been away since June. 



Margaret and Katherine Wagoner entertained two gentlemen from Albany Wednesday. 



Mrs. E. K. Hallenbeck entertained on Monday afternoon, August 23, in honor of the eighth birthday of her daughter Harriet. The color scheme carried out in decorating was pink and white, and dainty favors of baskets of candy were given each little guest. 



Those from this vicinity who were privileged to attend the Sunday school picnic report a very pleasant day. The music on this occasion was furnished by Ferguson’s Fife and Drum corps. 



Mrs. Wallace Stahlman was around Tuesday soliciting money for the Soldiers’ monument to be erected at Schoharie. 



There is plenty of fruit of all kinds in this vicinity, and as sugar is coming down in price and, it is predicted, will be much lower at frost time, all jars and cans may be filled perhaps this fall. 



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