Improvements Needed

The Skidmore Standard didn’t bother with a separate editorial section. Why would it, when plain-spoken truth would do just as well on the front page? Here’s some clear language from the front page of the October 27, 1899 edition:

The crossing between the rails of the east side-track is more like a hog wallow than a walk in a respectable town. Do the town authorities intend to let it continue in this condition all winter? It is the railroad company’s duty to place a walk there but if it refuses to do so; then the town should do it, as the place greatly inconveniences the people of the east side in their daily trips to the business portion of town, and also the people of the west side when they want to attend church at the two Methodist churches.