Altamont Enterprise August 22, 1913
THE COUNTY FAIR: Excellent weather conditions prevailed at the opening of the Fair on Wednesday and the usual first day crowd was in attendance.
The first thing on the program was the examination of all horses except roadsters by the judges. Judge Lloyd M. Hallenbeck said he had not seen any finer exhibition of horses, cattle, sheep and swine in the country than shown on the Altamont grounds. Among the principal horse exhibitors were Francis Wright of Delmar, C.C. Lagange of Slingerlands, W.D. Messer of Voorheesville and Holly M. Bradt of Altamont. A.W. Van Vechten & Sons of Altamont, W.H. Baron and W.L. Scribner of Schoharie had a fine lot of cattle on exhibition. The poultry exhibit was all an enthusiastic fancier could wish, S.G. Moke & Son of Spirit Grove, Pa., having fully 2,000 birds on the grounds. Chas E. Beebe, Altamont, and Geo J. Fonda of Rensselaer, and the judge, Wm. O. Jennings, of Boston said the exhibit was equal if not surpassing any similar exhibit he has seen in Massachusetts.
Mrs. John Schindler of Brooklyn, a State suffragist leader, spoke several times on the grounds Wednesday and Thursday and will speak again today. Miss Elizabeth Smith and Milton Wendt of Albany, were also speakers. The trapeze artists who amused the crowd with their daring feats pledged allegiance to the cause by wearing the suffragist banners around their waists while performing aloft.
Sheriff Wallace A. Peasley was on the grounds with several special deputies, but no disorder was reported.
RAMBLINGS OF A CHECK: A man down south made a bet with his wife — which was indiscreet.
The wife won — which was forever dained.
The man wrote the wife a check for $5 in payment of the bet — which was sad.
The wife cashed the check at the grocery, but forgot to endorse it — which was natural.
The grocer, despite the lack of endorsement, paid it to a packing house collector — which was careless.
The packing house collector turned it in — which was all in a day’s work.
The packing house office man discovered the lack of endorsement — which was good work.
He handed it back to the driver and docked the driver’s salary –– which was cruel.
The driver placed the check in his white duck coat and sent it to the laundry — which was unwise.
The laundry mutilated the check beyond recognition — which was to be expected.
Which is why the driver asked the cashier to ask the grocer to ask the man’s wife to ask her husband to write a duplicate check. Which is why the man feels like he is paying that bet twice. — Kansas City Star.
Their Aim: “I suppose,” said the husband. “I suppose that you women want to vote just like men do?”
“Oh, no,” replied the wife, “that isn’t the point at all. We want to vote a great deal better than the men do.” — Chicago Journal.