Prospects Better for Mail Delivery

From the May 25, 1900 Skidmore Standard, page 1:

Prospects Better.
Skidmore May Get Rural Mail Routes.

Last fall, postmaster Howden mapped out three rural routes for free mail delivery and secured the names of numerous petitioners along these routes; then the matter was referred to the proper parties.  Mr. Howden has written several letters urging that action be taken in the matter and his efforts have at last brought results.  This week, he received a communication from Francis M. Dice, Superintendent of Free Rural Mail Delivery, saying that Skidmore’s claim had been considered and a man had been appointed to come and go over the routes.

This is the second move toward securing rural mail delivery and the one which Mr. Howden has been wanting taken.  Now it is all up to the gentleman who has been appointed to go over the routes.  If he thinks a sufficient number of people will be benefited by establishing the routes and reports favorably the Skidmore post office will soon be sending daily mail to the very door yards of the farmers.