Reuben Buttrill, son of Tom Buttrill, scolded by judge and sentenced to 5 years

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Reuben Buttrill, son of Tom Buttrill, scolded by judge and sentenced to 5 years - Uie Laui- llr. has has few "evenings. at hupe...
Uie Laui- llr. has has few "evenings. at hupe the is two :t quite tht. on out split back sur- de- to . vicinity about LI.MESTOXE. . OroesDoeclv Era: The prisoners convicted convicted of crime at the present term of .th! district court were all, with the exception exception of Siinms and Avery, brought out of jail and sentenced aecordiag" to their several offenses James Sfowles, Charles Waiker, Holman and Harry Couoly were each sentenced to two years in the penitentiary. Daniel Mattox Mattox was sentenced to ten years. All _ the above named persons are. negroes. Tho following nam«d white men were sentenced: Jiis. H. Springfield, two vears; T. J. Henderson, five years; Ike Strauss alias Joe Lewis, two years; ben Biittrill, Sve, r.nd Wm. Purtell, two years. Four of the five white men sentenced ore only about twenty years old. On being asked if there was any rcason why sentence should not he pro nounced upon him, Harrison Holman, colored, sfj^'that his sentence was just, but said he. " t^ein witnesses that against me help eat the meat," meauing tlmt which he had stolen. Kcuben Buttrill Buttrill was asked to stand up, and the judge said, "arc you a son of Tom Buttrill:" to which "he answered "yes." " Well, sir," said the judge, "I knew your srandfiithar and "grandmother about thirty-live yeari aco, and they were honorable and respectable people, aad raised their children well, and I never expected to see any of their posterity posterity in your condition. I am indeed sorry that you have.come to this end; there must be something wrong somewhere." somewhere." " Yes." suid the boy, " my father and mother raised me right, and they are not to blaint? for 'this. It was associating with bad men and keeping bad company that brought me to thisT Older pen led me into it, but I have determined to serve my time out in the penitentiary and then, come home and be a man." . ' 3IOSTAGUE. McKinney JStLQuirtr: . "W. T. 1 Herrin, to southern the Ohio the Its over 111 · *s(l 3ds Central of the

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  1. The Galveston Daily News,
  2. 06 Aug 1879, Wed,
  3. Page 3

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