The Caddo Herald
October 5, 1900
A change took place in the officials of Blue County Monday: Judge R. C. Freeny, clerk; Clayourne James, Sheriff; J. W. Durant and ranger T. H. P. Smith retired. J. H. Goforth was installed as judge, J. W. Durant succeeded himself as sheriff, Judge Goforth appointed F. E. Folsom to the office of county clerk and Sheriff Durant appointed Forbes Manning and D. A. Riddle as his deputies. J. E. Nelson is ranger. The retiring officials have done their duty well and there has been no complaint against them; they were efficient and competent and retire with the highest esteem of their constituents. The new officials are trusted and true men and some of them have been in office before. Judge Goforth is a young man, but is in every way competent and well equipped for the position he assumes, being a lawyer by profession.