Seven Years for Hopson Prisoner Makes Plea for Himself and Reviews Evidence. Mlliain Hopson, tho murdeier of Lvnch, was sentenced by Judge Ritchie Ritch-ie on Wednesday to a seven-year tci in In the penitentiary. Before sentence was gicn, Hopson was offered the opportunity to speak-In speak-In his own behalf, and he did so. He showed no little skill In reviewing the evidence and general handling of tho case and was occasionally quite dia-matlc. dia-matlc. At one stage of his plea he asked the Judge In Impassioned tones as to whether lie looked like a box-car bandit? Pointing to his famlly.a wife and six children who sat near him, lie asked If these gave evldcnco that he was the despeiato character the prosecution pros-ecution had made him nut to be? Hopson waxed waun and held the lloor for cmlte a time, but when he was ended Judge Ritchie gave him seven years. Theie was no motion for a new trial. As one man said, "the defense was afraid it might get It." Hopson by good behavior can secure Ills release In four and a half years.