Two enginemen of engines belonging to coal pits, were recently tried in Glasgow, Scotland, for culpably losing command of their engines, by which one man was killed and two wounded, by falling down the pit in the bucket, in one instance, and in the other by one man being killed from the bucket and rope falling upon him. They were found guilty, and each sentenced to one year's imprisonment by Lord Cockburn. The names of the enginemen were R. Mowatt, of New Monklands, and Thos. Morton, of Hamilton Farm, Rutherglen. They were both tried as criminals. Coal has been discovered in large quantities at Puget's Sound, Oregon. This is a grand discovery, and will be the means of greatly advancing the commercial interests of Oregon.
This article was originally published with the title "Sentences of Enginemen" in Scientific American 8, 8, 61-62 (November 1852)