Watch Your Language

An old problem, as reported in the September 13, 1904 Skidmore Standard:

To the Boys

There are a class of boys in this town, ages ranging from ten to fifteen years, that seem to have a delight in imposing upon children from four to eight years old that is a shame to be tolerated by any parent or citizen. These boys delight in swearing and using profane language that is unbecoming to any person on the streets or private. These boys will land themselves in the reform school provided they do not change their course or the parent does not take them in hand. We hope that these boys will change their way and be little gentlemen instead of being so profane and abusive.