That Will Show Them

Everyone knows it is the newspaper reader’s responsibility to alert the editor to news stories, right?

From the March 29, 1901 Skidmore Standard (Skidmore, Missouri), page 5:

We know of several articles of interest that should have been published last week, but were unable to find them out until the latter part of this week and as it is against the rules of this office to print something this week that happened last week, we will have to let them go unmentioned. It is not our intention to let even one item of interest pass and you will oblige us greatly if you will mention these matters as we make our daily canvas of the town for news. If you can’t remember them, get a note book and “jot” them down. We ask this as a favor of all that we may be able to give our readers all the news. While this serves as a “space filler,” we mean business nevertheless.