Education: Far West

Last week the University of Oregon (Eugene, Ore.) celebrated its semicentennial. There were the usual speeches and felicitations, all very pleasant; but, far more interesting was an interview some newsgatherer obtained with one William Scott, aged 70, a housepainter, of Creswell, Ore. It had been Mr. Scott who, when the University's registration book was first opened in 1876, had had his name written on the topmost line. The second and third students to register were his sister Mathilda, his brother "Ron." His grandfather, Capt. Levi Scott was the university's first janitor. His...

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