The Mayor Speaks

From the April 16, 1908 Skidmore New Era (Skidmore, Missouri):

Statement.

A law abiding citizen is an honor to the city in which he lives. Anyone who has the good of the city, in which he lives, on his heart may very easily be a law abiding citizen. A city of law abiding people is a strong fortress to the morals of the community upon which it depends. The city is not, neither can it be, independent of the community surrounding it. The interests of both are financially and morally mutual. The one to the other may, and ought to be helpful. To be all for city, and none for surrounding country, is not best for the city. Hoping that these interests may never become antagonistic, I cite a few of the laws governing in the city. It is to be hoped that a mutual assent to the observance to these will be given. A strict observance of them by the executive authorities will be demanded.

Sec. 1, Chap. 19 — Stock running at large.
Sec. 5, Chap. 21 — Offenses against public peace.
Sec. 1 and 5, Chap. 22 — Offenses against public morals.
Sec. 1 and 2, Chap. 24 — Concerning public safety.
Sec. 17, Chap. 37 — Nuisances.

Streets adn alleys must be cleaned and kept so; nothing allowed in them except vehicles.

G. D. Fullerton, Mayor.