03 August 2010

Tribune Tuesday: A Hungry Stranger

From: The Oakland Tribune, 17 January 1906, p. 2:


John Hockins, a youth of seventeen years who states he came from San Jose to this city looking for work, was arrested at 8 o'clock this morning while standing in the doorway of a saloon at the corner of Fourteenth and Broadway. Hockins stated that he was "broke" and hungry. He had in his pockets several pieces of food, which he acknowledged taking from the "free lunch" counter several hours before. He said he had remained in the saloon until 12 o'clock. The police will probably allow the young man to go as there was nothing criminal in his actions.

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