Altamont Enterprise, June 5, 1914


The home of Peter Weidman, one of the finest dwellings in New Salem, was totally destroyed by a fire at three o’clock Monday afternoon. The family was away at the time the fire started and Mr. Weidman is at a loss to account for the origin of the flames. A line of hose was put into play but the pressure was inadequate and failed to check the flames. During the progress of the fire, Mr. Weidman appeared and in an effort to enter the house and get some money in a sleeping room he was nearly overcome by the smoke. The home was valued at about $3,000.

MANY TO MARCH IN SUFFRAGE PARADE: Votes for Women Enthusiasts to Wear White Dresses With Yellow Sashes Saturday Afternoon

It is expected that about 700 women from Albany and vicinity will march in the votes for women parade at Albany Saturday afternoon. The marchers will wear white dresses with yellow sashes and will carry yellow flowers. Mrs. Raymond Brown of New York will lead the walking procession. There will be a delegation from Dobbs Ferry and two from Poughkeepsie. Of the latter one group will be from Vassar.

The three Albany districts will be represented by large numbers of suffragists and other groups to march are: Homemakers, college, professional, business, pioneers and librarians. The men’s division will be led by the executive committee of the Men’s Equal Suffrage club. Pioneers of the suffrage movement will follow the marchers in automobiles and carriages.

A mass meeting will be held Saturday night at 8 o’clock at Odd Fellows’ hall. A collection will be taken. The speakers will include: George Foster Peabody, Mrs. Raymond Brown, Mrs. James Lees Laidlaw, Mrs. Elsie Vandergrift and Mrs. Francis Maule Bjorkman.

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