Guess the paper didn’t need to name names. For all those families who will have new musicians in their households when school starts, we offer a gem from the Topics From Other Towns section in the July 12, 1901 Skidmore Standard:
Ottis Gladfelter is now spending his spare time trying to force music from a mandolin by almost every known method of torture. — Fillmore Lever
Skidmore citizens know how to sympathize with the citizens of Fillmore since that slide trombone came to town.