A thumb-nail history of the city of Houston, Texas, from its founding in 1836 to the year 1912 Page: 92
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92 A THUMB-NAIL HISTOBY OF
Messrs. Young and Watson purchased his interest
and continued the struggle. The loss to the paper
of such a man as Professor Girardeau was a serious
embarassment. However, it was a blessing in
disguise, for the gentlemen were enabled to secure
Col. R. M. Johnston as editorial manager. Colonel
Johnston, as everybody knows, is one of the best
and most practical newspaper men in the country.
In September of the same year, Dr. Young
received a flattering offer from the Galveston
News to become one of its editorial writers. He
gave his interest in the Post to Messrs. Watson and
Johnston and went to Galveston. This left Watson
and Johnston sole proprietors of the Post. They
managed to keep their heads above water for about
a year and in 1886, they re-organized the Post,
turning it into a stock company. Even after that
the Post had uphill sailing for a year or two, but
finally the magnificent ability of Colonel Johnston
as an editorial manager, backed by the absolute
genius of Watson in the business office, began to
tell and the Post became what it is today, one of the
great newspapers of the Southwest.
Mr. W. H. Bailey, a bright young newspaper
man, began the publication of an afternoon paper
called the Herald. This was a regular live wire
and was fully charged all the time. Mr. Bailey
believed in telling the truth all the time irrespective
of whom the truth might be about and he did so in
every issue of the Herald. No one was too high
and prominent to escape criticism and censure if
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