When he left Oakland on July 6, 1905, fourteen years after his arrival, the paper poured on the praise for the manager. They dubbed him the "Grand Old Man," and effused:
"He's about 40 years of age, but he says he doesn't feel that old, nor does he look it...Lohman has worked faithfully for Oakland, and has scores of friends not only here but all over." The article does allude to a stumble or two along the way - "Last year he had nearly all the back-stopping work for the team, and that, with the worry occasioned by the fact that he had to handle the financial matters while the team was on the road, and that certain of his men misbehaved, causing the baseball veteran to break down" -- but overall the Tribune endorsed him as a solid specimen and a fine manager. The article details how he planned to manage a team in Fresno, to purchase an interest in the Portland team. Maybe umpire, if the money was right.
"Lohman is good yet," the paper insisted, "and the fans join in wishing him better luck and more prosperity." A nice big photo ran alongside the story.
But the plaudits and celebration didn't last long.
February, 1906 - a mere 7 months later. They even used the same photo.
Oakland Tribune, February 1906
(He lived another 22 years, but the public account seems to have largely stopped here).