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THATS MY BOY'' Wallace
. . "No Favor Sways Us; No Fear Shall Awe"
' - ' From First Statesman, March 28, 1851
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, Crito, Revised Version
Socrates and Crito enter, wander through the, grove ot the Ly
ceum and seat themselves on a stone bench, memorial ot the class ot
1912, under a plane tree. Tee time is early evening.
Socrates: "Melito, son of Barco y
the magistrate, paused Saturday
on his way to the great game In
the Stadium and reported that
Chancellor Kerr is leaving the
- (Crito: "So I have been told.
Mrs, Xantlppe, jr., member otthe
Oregon Mothers' club, so advised
me as I was transplanting the iris
bulbs in the garden this morning.
She said it was all settled." t
Socrates: 'I suppose the chan
cellor who has reached the age of
7ft is suffering from physical im
pairment and seeks to retire for a
season of res pose after a very
. Crito: "Not so. The chancellor
appears in remarkable physical
rigor, alert and wellrdoing more
work each day than men half his
age. The cnanceiior is oemg dis
charged." Socrates: "Is that true? Has
Dr. Kerr committed lome great
Crito: "No, but hie. superior.
Chairman Nelson made a speech,
- in which he criticised severely un
named members ot the faculty at
the university. So violent was the
reaction at Eugene, and so unani
mous 'the protest from the fac
ulty, that Mr. Nelson resigned.
Socrates: "I do not understand.
Is Dr. Kerr to be expelled because
ot what Chairman Nelson did?
Crito: "It would appear so.
However, Dean Morse of the
school of the law, has demanded
that Dr. Kerr resign."
Socrates: "I suppose that Dean
Morse after the manner of the
profession which he trains, pre
pared a bill of indictment and
lodged it with the proper courts.
Crito: "Dean Morse did prepare
his bill of indictment after the
manner ot the lawyers. He also
administered the judgment and
Socrates: "Is that true? Was
there no trial before an impartial
judge? was not the accused priv
ileged to present his witnesses and
make a defense?"
Crito: "No. There are two meth
ods of procedure ia America. One
- Is bfter the manner of the ancient
Creek and Roman Jurisprudence.
lax which the defendant Is allowed
some fights. The other is what is
called In that country, mob Jaw.
Under it, they held the execution
first, and the trial afterwards
Socrates: "What were some of
the particulars In the indictment
: atuinst the chancellor?"
. Crito: "One of the charges was
that he was designated chancellor
as a result ot 'an ignoble deaL' It
eems that at a time of treat cria.
is for the university, a group of
urea deeply Interested In its wel-
, care, and sou e dlatlnrnished
j alumni of the university, thought
woui oe wise to invite Dr.
r irum me iormer enemy
state at uorvaills, to become chan
cellor for the system of schools-
aad that the state board knowing
the ability of Dr. Kerr and heed
ing a very general call from
tha .state, promoted him to the
i post ot chancellor."
. Crito. Was this group of men at
Eugene who Invited Dr. Kerr to
come and labor there, the same
groups that stole the initiative pe
titions?" Crito: "No indeed, they were
men of the highest probity and
.Socrates? "Then why was this
cHed an ignoble deal?1
Crito: "Because the faculty at
the nniTerslty did not hare a hand
la the selection."
Socrates: "I see." .' '. I
: Crito: Then it ia charged that
the state' board had prevlouslv de
clared It would elect a chancellor
from outside, the, rutnni... -
fflf Nming Dr. Kerr vio-j
. you. First Dr. Kerr Is to be dis
missed because Chairman Nelson
made an offensive speech: now
he Is to be punished because of an
? eommlttad by the board.
Is that the way of It Crito?"
Crito: "It might apnea en."
mi1 Then that would be
what followera of uin.
, i , w M,. 4I V4jlL
teacher, Jesus Chriatua, call a vi-
AlZT JCC would It notr
Crito: "So it would att. xx
ever the farther eoranLsin .,.t...
P'-f that he was 'involved
- "It la ot record that Ar,.-- v..
2 jears at the state college te de
veloped a great institution known
throughout the land, and tha .
Tm! ?m8nUr Med to defend
thl development against attacks
from the univereitv. Th .. .i...
iat meant by Involved In contro-
r. .-vcraies: "Tnac la too bad.
. . for controversy la to ki dfni..
Jake the ease of Dean Allen of the
school of Journalism, who fought
for- many years to suppress the
. , competing school at Comllls, and
: wno' now is dean over btith cam
puses. Under the rule he must go
too, a circumstance which fills me J
with arrlef because he Is a comne-!
Crito: "No, the tact that Dean
Allen was engaged in controversy
does not mean he is -to be dis
charged." Socrates: "And Dean Gilbert
who is now dean, of social scien
ces on both campuses. As I recall
he was deeply involved in con
troversy, preparing many briefs
in assault upon the college "dup
lication. He must go too."
Crito: "No, Socrates, Dean Gil
bert is not to be dismissed. The
attainder of 'controversy' does
not pass below the grade of chan
cellor. Besides the faculties at the
state college have accepted Deans
Allen and Gilbert without man
ifestation of animosity."
Socrates: "Have there been
signs that Dr. Kerr has contin
ued a hostile attitude" toward the
Crito: "On the contrary he has
ab.red hard to advance the inter
est of the university. In one par
ticular however it is alleged that
he' showed partiality to the col
lege, in the matter of the budget."
Socrates: "Was not this budget
based on those of previous years,
which had been drawn by the
board, and was not this one ap
proved after deliberation by the
Crito: "So it was."
Socrates: "Then does Dean
Morse demand the resignation of
the whole board on the ground of
Crito: "It does not so appear.
Another complaint is that acade
mic freedom is in danger at the
Socrates: "What is academic
Crito: "It is the sign of the
cross which a professor makes be
fore entering controversy himself.
It Is a guarantee ot immunity."
Socrates: "Has the chancellor
ruled against academic freedom
and has he discharged any who.
Crito: "No. Socrates."
Socrates. "That is well. As one
who drank the hemlock on behalf
of freedom of thought I am
great believer in academic free
dom. I do not believe that Dean
Morse should be relieved of his
office because he has spoken his
mind. On the contrary I admire
his courage. His course is better
than that of those who strike in
the dark, or of the peripatetic
gossip at a dollar a year. Tell me.
Crito, have the state college aad
three normal schools demanded
that the chancellor resign?"
Crito: "No, the only complain
ant is the university."
Socrates: "Has the university
faculty conferred with the other
faculties to consult their wishes.'
At this moment Socrates paused
for refreshment. A boy brought
him a bowl of thin, sour wine
which he drank with relish.
Socrates: "Crito, I have under
stood that it Is always the mark
ot a great university that its pro
fessors have the scientific attJ
tude. I suppose that this was dis
played at Eugene, and that the
faculty, in pronouncing against
the chancellor, carefully tabulated
all his strong points and all his
w e a k ae s ses and painstakingly
evaluated each side of the equa
Crito: "On the contrary no con
sideration was given to his talents,
and the table ot his demerits was
Socrates: "That lack of sciea
title temper surprises me In
school which aspires to be a great
university. Perhaps it may be ac
counted tor, in the fact that pure
sciences hare been removed: to the
state college. But tho university is
still the home ot philosophy.
field in which I hare always taken
deep interest. I am sure that Dean
Rebec, a lover of the classics of
philosophy, possessed of ' a fine
and discriminating- mind, I am
sure that he counseled the faculty
to preserve philosophic detach
meat, and to deliberate carefully
to see that no a priori assump
tions appeared in the reasoning,
am sure Dean Rebec so advised,
for his parts were so lately recor
niaea by the chancellor who made
him dean ot the graduate school
on both campuses.'
Crito: "No, Dean Rebec proved
himself a thorough pragma tlst.
ue was one ot the 99 per cent,
the second 9t per cent.'
Socrates: " per cent Such
"sr- ee indicates a unanimity
which makes me - auspicious that
the conclusion was not arrived at
by careful reasoning, but as a re
sult of some emotional surge
which Is always an unsafe criter
ion." -.. --V .. .'-
Crito: "Yes, I am Informed the
feeling ran very high. Aotiom was
taken very ewiftlyj ' ' , ; -.
Socrates: "Wire there other
.4 . e
charges placed against the chan
cellor?" Crito: "Yes, it is alleged that
he was disposed to remove a dean
of women, but her friends de
manded a hearing in her behalf,
and she was retained and the
Socrates: "But the faculty does
not grant the same hearing to
friends of the chancellor?"
Crito. "It does not."
Socrates: "Who will succeed Dr.
Kerr as chancellor?"
Crito: "The faculty at the un
iversity demand that some one be
selected from outside the state
who is not previously connected
Socrates: "Is is it not diffi
cult to obtain men of great intel
lect and administrative ability
where the field is torn with con-4
Crito: "Such has been the gen
eral experience. However It may
be possible to pick one like a Jar
or, who is ignorant of the case be
cause he is not an informed per
Socrates: "And after Dr. Kerr
is dismissed and the new chancel
lor installed, will that end the
Crito: "It is not expected to;
because so long as two great
schools exist only forty miles
apart many wise people say the
controversies will continue."
Socrates: "Would it not be
wise to combine the schools and
thus end the controversy?"
Crito: "The university commun
ity object to that; and it was
voted down at a poll ot the adult
population of the state."
Socrates: "Then it may be ex
pected that controversy'will con
tinue, and charges of partiality.
no matter who becomes the chan
Crito: "I fear so, even in cir
cles where philosophic calm is
supposed to abide, as in colleges
Socrates: "Tell me, Crito, has
the scholastic standing of the un
iversity suffered since Dr. Kerr
went to Eugene?"
crito: "No. On the contrary the
football team has won the cham
pionship of the coast this year."
Socrates: "Then it seems the
same rule does not apply in dis
charging chancellors as obtains
when coaches are fired?"
Crito: "That Is true, Socrates."
Socrates: "When does the dis
charge of the chancellor tak
Crito: "Dean Morse has imitated
the .generosity of your Judges. O
philosopher, and has proclaimed
that Dr. Kerr will be permitted to
drink the hemlock and submit his
resignation." - - - . :
Socrates. "That is gracious of
him. But what If Dr. Kerr, who
was . never a philosopher but a
man of spirit, refuses to resign on
the basis of the charges in the bill
of Indictment, what then?"
Crito: "The executioners are In
the wings. They have not Bettled
yet. Just which form ot torture
will be applied. Dr. Kerr will have
Socrates: "I can see, Crito, from
your very clear outline of 'the
case, there can be but one conclu
sion. .Dr. K.err will have to ro
For I know that the human mind
has not changed greatly since 218
B. C. Athens in that day was a
seat of enlightenment. I recall.
Let us go inside, Crito, the hour
is getting late, and the heaw tnr
irritates my throat. Lay a fire In
the grate of the south chamber
and make it ready for Dr. Kerr
wnen ne arrives. By . the war.
Crito, do you ever atop to realize
that among living men virtually
none knows the names of my ac
cusers?"; ; ,. .;-v
' Crito: "That is true, Socrates.
nor the Judges.' What were their
names?". Z .:K:i. l A: j
Socrates: "Really, Crito, I con
fess I have forgotten myself."
Daily Health Talks
By ROYAL S. COPELAND, M. D.
CHATTISK SlXXr Ittan that." '
I He pressed the starter. The en
Ther eaurht sight of Pete's earl gine roared. , ,
ten miles from Smithville. It was I la your father home?
They kissed, reverently. "Now
ambling along at a eomfortable
forty and through the back window
of the coupe they could see Steve
fcnMiuut mm as iwnr- Pete as she
u 4 .... i,tt h wrth I vnn can start." she said.
. v vwothvl "That will help a lot, he said
m A M. IVM. . " --w . -
mm: Rtmrefm faeel warmly.
t. i.. t- -4 mm .v. MtnmM't "it's annoosed to." she replied;
the salute and Pete tooted the ata-1 and Dorothy, all the way back,
catto voice of bis ear. fla pliniedlgmiled Into the darkness with the
t tva sriitti hnt did not wave. Petehontented expression of a woman
was a careful person aad he had) who had Just made op a
a new wife and a new car In hisl mmd. Tommy had a very good mind
vi land ft was practically brand oew.
Tommy drove along for a few She eapected to do gnX things
mfies. then slowed and waved fori with lu
the othera to come on. Ther went
ny wowij- nongn. w exc-xange ... atthe deck w! ttW
snouts ox rooonye ana ooa . --j jMt
and th. PetVe Ull Bt becae. SSg 2.?hu(r&
uxue rea pinpoint, in me aawicM,!-. - M . tv.
tn2,f.Z! SS'J.J could get the last good eut of their
, -- mrt. Then she dresaea ana put w
coffee on and started to get the
"They're darUngs," Dorothy's I '"7 rV
.... .-A 1w Tm Avm ' '
" , - - " " ,j I their baskets.
road, turned the car around and
paused to Jight a cigaret-before ;"a- p0'p Tamest and
starting back. I rrmr,A .n.. v. did in the
Then she called them; and Pop
mi first in the bathroom, then
Br ROYAL S. COPELAND, M. D.
United States senator from New York
Former Commlttioner cf Health,
Keto York CUjf
A RECENT announcement of the
United States public health service
Is unusually Interesting. It states
that the majority of cases of poor
health and faulty f j
ment in adult life
can be traced to
neglect of under
. underweight, a e
In early child
hood. This stats ot
health, known as
than most par
ents suspect. It
Is found In the
as well as In the
city. Contrary to the common belief.
It afflicts-the children ot the rich as
weQ as the poor. It may begin In
very early infancy and continue
The stricken child l below normal
weight and doe not gain aa, rapidly
as his playmates or children of the
same age. The youngster Is usually
pale, dull and ttstlesa, has dark rings
under the eyes; tires easily and has
ne deairs for work or play. The sleep
la fitful and rarely refreshing.
Malnutrition should always be sus
pected In a child who-does not eat
well, sleep weQ and gain weight
Bear la tnted that properly nourished
children between the ages of six and
ten should gain about live pounds a
year. A child between twelve and
sixteen should gain between six and
ten pounds a year. Of course, there
are marked variations from this rule.
but It may wen be that the child who
gains less than these figures la suf
taring from malnutrition.
atainuuitlon can be traced to a
lack of appetite and a dislike for cer
tain foods. When a child refuses the
essential foods, like milk and vege
tables, undernourishment Is likely to
A Dislike of Foods
To avoid dislikes for foods, it is
advisable to plan pleasant surround,
ings at meal times. Above all. never
force a child to eat. He should be
encouraged to eat and if necessary
rewards for good behavior may be
Many a child learns to dislike cer
tain foods because It Is discovered
that the parent does not eat it. For
this reason never discuss your food
in the presence of a child. Children
mimic their elders and love to Imi
tate them in every way.
Food should always be served in a
tempting manner. Avoid serving
foods that are Improperly prepared,
tasteless and gritty. It is a good
plan to taste the food before offer
ing It to the child
Accustom the child early In life to
a wide variety of foods. New foods
should be offered but never forced.
In this way many new dishes may be
added and a properly balanced diet
will be the result
Persistent lack ef appetite and lack
of interest In food Is a serious sign
that must not be neglected. Do not
resort to the use of so-called "tonics"
and "health builders". Consult your
doctor. A complete physical exam
I nation may reveal diseased tonsils
or other Infection that is the under
lying cause ot the poor appetite and
Answers to Health Qaerie
B. O. Q. How can I reduce my
A. Exercise should take pS sur
plus fat It is difficult to reduce weight
In any part ot the body without re
ducing in general. Send self -addressed,
stamped envelope for further
particulars and repeat your question.
T. M. E. Q. What do you advise
for hay fever?
A. Send self-addressed, stamped
envelope for further particulars and
repeat your question.
(Copyright, 193$, K. I". Inc.;
They talked, neither looking at ZZ mmL
u. ""land fresh and clean In his new
at grips with a problem. I hl -Mr .nd a Dair of pants which
- "Tom yon envy Peta tomgnt,i M woald 8tni use for
dontyouT" j. nit but Tommy didn't
"Well he's set; .he knows Justlh - wv.t on eoald call old
where lie's going, what he wants tol d t .
do; he's married; be baa things ng-1 -Morning Mom," he called. Tan
urea ous ven yws ucavrca, i cakes that s the staff."
envy him and rm supposed to be He gemed to be really cheery
thesmart goy and happy and even anxious to get
"You wouldn't be happy doing gUrte(L Mom Btm cmiant under
what Pete's doing. You're bigger sUnd ft but Tommy ngd been
man reie, more important, ne i d oi ,-thinw sh didn't quite under-
knows it he's got sense, that gtand for m lonff time and they
"I dont see how you figure tarned out all right Of course Mom
importani tne enance i naa anaihmd m. Dorothy was some-
blew.!t . . , where at the bottom of all this
"No you're wrong. Your trouble I -v. Unched at herself and
ia you're heads above your of thought she must surely be getting
family heads above the town. Dadl oM wnen gh gUrted to blaming
has always known it and now If thinrs on the young ones. One
can see it You're a sort of ex-j Mom wasn't going to be was
plorer you pen up new country . mother-rn-law. Youne ones
for jour people. You've-made this httd own 0f doing things
town college-minded, for one thing." aK mon 0fur than not they did
He did not answer. She went on: wfcat was best for them. So Mom
"Your trouble right now is that It I bJUj made Dp her mind.
was all too easy and glorious at I stJIl, if he only could start in the
first you're tike a man let's say I office it wouldn't be so bad r of
an explorer, wno naa oeen wauong eourse he could have but It was
in his sleep and awakes tn a Jungle Tommy's own idea to start right in
with animals all around. n the factory and learn everything
"Now," she said evenly, "the from the bottom up. "That's one
question is which way do you go thing I learned from football, any
from here?" how. Mom you've got to know
He lit another cigaret, offered I fundamentals- and the only way to
her one which she declined. "I sup-i really learn them is to do them
pose," he said, "you mean that jand you just forget about what the
coaching job ..." He hesitated. I neighbors -will say."
She said earnestly: "Tom it's I She was ashamed of herself for
only a compromise. It's on the way bothering about the gossips but she
back. Youll never be happy going knew how they'd talk; of course
back: you'd never be satisfied. Tommy would show them in the
You've got to be a winner or youll I end like he always did and it wasn't
burn up." I everybody who had sense enough to!
He said, quietly, "1 saw you look l turn down a big coaching job and
at Florrie tonight." I start in to learn the glass business
Quickly, softly, she touched a Mom would tell tbem that She'd
soft finger, to his lips. "Do you be ready for them all right,
love me, Tom?" Pop had thought Tommy was
His fingers clutched the wheel; sure crazy when he first mentioned
tears sprang to his eyes; his voice it and Uncle Louie was so disgusted
was low and husky; but he did not he wouldn't even discuss it; but
look at her: "That's what I wanted Tom had aat down with Pop out-
to say; if yosl hadn't stuck with me side the house one night and ex-
the last six months I could have plained everything to him- real pa-
gone to ruin in eight different fi- tient-like; and Pete thought It was
rections." a great Idea from the start and
"I had to do it, Tom." Charlie Whitney was tickled to
"I don't see why." I death and said he had been honing
"That Yale game. I saw yon in for this for a long time but that
defeat and I saw you fight your it wouldn't have done any good for
way out of it then, when yon tdU him to sucrest it that Tom had to
me why you had done it . .. That's! be ready for it himself; and that It
aS any -girl really wants, Tom to I took a lot of will power and com
find a man worth clinging to and haoa sense for a young' boy to make
son, Pve seen you in action." I up his mind to do a thing like that;
She moved impulsively to his aad that if he could do that now
aide; be put his arm about her.lhe could do other things which they
smiled down as if he doubted her needed at the factory and in the
confidence. "Tom," she said, "youltosm. Chamie neVt really say any-
know you wouldn't be happy. . . .thing and neither cTid Moa; but
Remember what you told me Kit si they both knew what be meant.
gladiator stuff. . . . You're bigger And after Pop had talked with
Tommv that time, he came In and
shook his head and said.! real sober-
ike to Mom: "Little the boy's
right He's get a good head on him.
Hell be running trie xactory in a
year. Then he had dropped that
eye and said, as if he had just made .
up his mind to the whole thing and
figured It all out himself: "Yes ;
guess lU make a giassworaer out
,e e e
Mom looked at the clock' and It
was a quarter-to-seven and Pep got
up and put on his coat without say
ing anything; so Tommy took an
other sip of coffee and did the same
thing. Then Pop picked op his bas
ket and started for the door. And
Tommy picked Bp his basket and
walked slowly towards the deer.
Mom walked, with him. Ha could see
she was still worried so he laughed
andaaid: . j
"Now dont you worry about me.
Mom I never fell down on you
yet. did I?"
"No, Tommy, you havenX Now
take care of yourself and dont burn
Pop was impatient and she could
see he thought you could never
make a glassworker out of a boy
by babying him. "Come on, he
said gruffly, "we got to get there
before the whistle.' Pop was a
great one for being punctual. He
was going to start Tommy in right,
there was no doubt about that.
Tommy smiled, leaned down and
kissed Mom quickly, and whispered,
just for her to hear. "You stick
with me. Mora well show them."
Then he yelled at Pop. Okay,
Coach," and ran to catch up with
Mom stood in the doorway and
nodded her head slowly. She knew
what he meant Well show them.'
He knew she always had confidence
in hha and be wanted her to have
confidence in him now. Well, she
would. Idly, her mind turned to
something nice to have for supper
when Tom came home.
Then it dawned upon her what
H really meant
, Tom was home. He was going to
stay home in Athens. He was going
to be her boy again and not Thorn
dyke's or the country's.
He would be her boy and Pop's '
and Dorothy's and Charlie's and
the ld Grandmother's boy, too.
Mom had to smile a little at that
and wouldn't It be funny if, through
Tommy, the Old Lady's last years
might be blessed ? He would be nice
to her and so would Mom.
In her apron pocket Mom's fin
gers were twisting the receipt for
the last payment on Pete's new
place he was the first of the
Scroggins to become a landowner.
And what with the beer and all it
even looked like the Democrats
would put Roosevelt in and Uncle
Louie would be postmaster after
And Tommy would run the fac
tory and be the biggest man in
town mayor, if be wanted to.
These things Mom thought
quickly while the two ot them
walked down the street. Pop so '
proud and Tommy so brave Pop -
was a little stooped, she noticed
for the first time, when she looked
at him alongside of Tommy. Pete
wanted una to quit the factory be
cause it would be easier on bis feet
but glaasworkers hardly ever did
anything else and that would be ad-
mitting he was getting old aad now
ne wouia be busy making a glass-
worker out of Tern.
The blind moved in the house
across the way but Mom didn't
even bother to think about it
Just before ha turned the corner
Tommy stopped and waved.
And Mom waved back, standing
en her tiptoes.
Well show them, Tommy, she
was saying ia her mind.
Dtstriboted br Kc Feature Sradicat. r..
BITS for BREAKFAST
By R. J. HENDRICKS-
One ot last major
Oregon stage robberies:
Under the Portland Oregonian's '
Fifty Years Ago" heading la its
issue- of Nor. 10 appeared these
"James R. Todd, the Glendale
stage robber, found guilty ot rob
bing the United States mail by a
Jury in the court of Federal Judge.
That harked the event back to
Nov. 10, 1883.
V . V
Todd was a desperate criminal,
with the marks of a professional.
That was one ot the last major
Oregon stage robberies. The rail
road from Roseburg to Redding
was being built, closing up a gap
that had been open since 1872,
and covered by stages.
The driver ot the stage, robbed
by Todd was, remembers a Doug
las county old timer, Jack Bartle.
The famous F, p. Hogan, sheriff
of Douglas county,, among Ore
gon's mm noted capturers ot bad
mea, was in bis prime. The total
of his rewards received in this
work ran to a sum above $25,000,
Including his share of the -money
recovered, which was 25 to 50 per
cent, Todd had 15000 to 810,000
ia loot when taken by Hogan.
Todd held up and robbed the
overland stage near Glendale, In
southern Douglas county. F. P.
Hogan Immediately took : up his
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Todd arrived at the R. My-
natt farm, near Riddle, Douglas
county, at dusk. Ha claimed to
be a prospector and the Mynatts
put him up for the night.
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Early the following morning
Hogan was seen by Mynatt rid
ing furiously up the canyon. He
turned shortly and came back to
the Mynatt place. Mr. Mynatt had
not heard of the robbery, but Ho
gan had traced the robber to bis
Hogan and Mynatt engaged la
conversation a few moments at the.
gate, and then the two came up
onto the porch and loudly dis-
cussea some tattle trade; The
sheriff, ot course unknown to
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Todd shortly cam down stairs
from the room he had occupied
for the night. Hogan patiently
waited until the robber had his
hands in the wash basin at the
pump on the back perch and
then covered him with his gun
and, with the help of members of
the Mynatt family, secured him
The Bits man, tor the Roseburg
Platndealer and the Portland
newspapers, interviewed Todd In
the Douglas county jail upon his
arrival there, but got little out ot
him, beyond sullen replies.
But he had little chance tor
escape or acquittal. He had been
taken with the stolen goods. He
was speedily transferred to Port
land, indicted Oct SI, 1883, lor
robbery of the mail; pleaded not
guilty, tried Nov. 8 and 9, and
found guilty, as the 50 year old
news lines said. On the 13 th ne
was sentenced for life. That was
the penalty tor robbing the U. S.
James R. Todd was received at
the Oregon penitentiary the next
day, Nov. 14, 1883,. and given the
prison number 1444. He was dis
missed Nov. 12, 1905; transferred
to the federal prison on .ucaeu
island by order of the U. 8. at
torney general. (Federal prison
ers have not since been kept at
the -Oregon prison; that is, male
Soma time after Todd's receipt
at the Oregon state penitentiary.
Sheriff Hogan, or ex-sheriff-by
then, was -visiting the institution.
as he- often did, having a good
many acquaintances among the
In sbme way, Todd got wind ot
the fact that Mr. Hogan was
there. Those familiar with such
matters are never surprised at the
facility of the travel of like news
tn prisons. It Is uncanny. The
very walls have ears. Todd waft
ed until Hogan passea near nis
celland then put oat his arm
and hurled with all his strength
an ink bottle at the man to whom
he owed his arrest Had' he made
a fair hit, Hogan might have been
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knocked down so as to fall to the
floor a number of feet below. But
he received only a glancing blow.
For many years following the
period when F. P. Hogan had been
sheriff and relentless man hunter,
even after he bad gone to Spokane
and -become one ot the wealthiest
property holders of that city, he
never took a meal in a public
place without his back to the wall.
He was afraid of no man if given
a fair chance, but he dreaded a
stab in the back or a shot from
OnCf?$ arrested a desperate
crimination the public road near
the University of Oregon, by over
taking him on horseback and pull
ing him oft of. his horse, and
struggling and fighting with him
until he had handcuffs on him.
It was a foolhardy thing to do.
The newa .ot the arrest reached
Roseburg during the day, and
when the brave sheriff arrived
with his man on the evening train,
half the town and. countryside was
out to meet' them.. The - writer
knows. He was one ot the crowd.
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daughter of J. C. Floed, leading
pioneer Roseburg merchant, and
a sister of Fred Floed, old time
Oregon democratic war horse and
afterward private secretary of the
governor of Idaho. Mrs. Floed
was a daughter of General Joe
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first delegation in the U. S. sen
ate from this state, etc., etc. Gen
eral Lane, In his last years, lived
with the Floods at Roseburg, and
was during that time easily the
leading citizen of Douglas county,
and one of the best loved the
fierce hatreds ot the war of the
states having subsided.
After he had served as sheriff,
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