The Caddo Herald
September 7, 1900
With its last issue my connection with The Herald ceased, Mr. S.E. Badgett, formerly of the Bells News, taking charge on September 1st.
Of course it is with a feeling of regret that anyone ever leaves Caddo, and I am no exception to the rule. My stay here has been most pleasant. My business relations with the merchants has also been most desirable. Caddo has afforded The Herald a reasonable support, yet not as much as it should, nor as much as the paper deserved, and it is my hope that they will do better by their town paper.
The business will be conducted in the same manner as heretofore. Mr. Badgett is a newspaper man of long experience and understands the kind of paper the people like to read and is also a fine job printer, so Caddo people have no excuse for sending away from town for their work.
With best wishes for the success of my successor and for the prosperity of Caddo and its people I am, Most respectfully, G.A. Crossett
In assuming charge of The Herald, I do so of course, with the hope that I shall be successful in its management. The best way I know of to succeed is to work for success in an honorable an businesslike manner.
The Herald will be run as a newspaper and on business principles as near as I know how and will work for its own upbuilding and that of Caddo and country.
Politically I am a firm believer in the principles of democracy, feeling that they are most nearly right and the best for the American people. Too much politics in a country newspaper is not good; news is what the people want and while I usually have and express my opinion on public questions, yet The Herald will be run as a NEWS paper.
Mr. J. S. Hancock is identified with the paper heretofore and together we hope to receive the support of the merchants and others provided we can give them a paper which is deserving of their support, otherwise we cannot ask it.
I hope to meet and become acquainted with the people of Caddo and community and with the wish that our relations, business and otherwise, may be the most pleasant and long continued I am, Yours respectfully, S. E. Badgett
The prosperity of The Herald depends upon the prosperity of Caddo. Therefore we are for the prosperity of the town, and will do anything honorable to further Caddo’s interest.