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The Horse Thief Sentenced

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Christopher A. Masón, alias William Hudson, the oíd man seventynine years of age, who stole the horses from Charles Rose, Comstock Hill and others in thiscounty, has been sentenced in the Fulton county, Ohio court, to a term of five years in the Ohio state prison at Columbus. The judge in sentencing him said that he deserved a sentence of fifteen years. His great age, however, was taken into consideration in passing sentence upon him, as he will now, if he lives to serve his time, be 84 years oíd when freed. When the oíd man tottered through the gates of the prison he said, "Good-bye, fair world." A Columbus, Ohio, dispatch thus sizes up his depredations: '♦He stole three horses and buggies, with robes, whips, etc., from people in Washtenaw Co., Mich., and a horse in Fulton county. After being arrested in Tiffin, the Michigan sheriff and three owners of horses carne on and identified their property, which had been sold to Tiffin parties, aggregating a total valué of $1,000." Only one older prisoner was ever sent to the Ohio state prison. He was eighty years oíd, and, strange to say, was sent for his fourth term for horse stealing. Masón is also an oíd offender.


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