Hart arraignment Dec 1869, part 1

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Hart arraignment Dec 1869, part 1 - THE (JTJEEITS COUNTY BURGL ABIES. A rriiBpsJ...
THE (JTJEEITS COUNTY BURGL ABIES. A rriiBpsJ siieut ot Havt, ESayne, and EUsSi, tlic Alleged Xlnrgrlavs Statement of Joseph Hart one! James Bayno wore arraigned bofore tho Queens County Court yesterday morning, on the charges of four indictments for burglaries. Tho first case called was that of William Ostrander, of Newtown, whoBe house was set on flro and robbed hi tho latter part of October. Mr. Ostrander identified somo of tho property alolon,when on the witnesses' stand. Tho testimony pointed only, to tho gnilt of Hart, end tho jury found him guilty without leaving thoir scats. Dur - tho trial FiBh made ' A STATEMENT: We started at different timoo on a thieving ospoditiou from the corner of Leonard and Moore streets, Williams - burgh ; on our first expedition we walked up Broadway toEaBtNewYork; wo then went to Cypress Hills; wo entered a largo whito house from tho rear, by forcing open a window vrith a jimmy; we stole somo silver knives and forks, somo clothing and a gold and silver watch; the things wero Boium - roohiyii wr . molars : Hart and Boyne aro old offenders; Hart always ,'..i. nr.,. witti n " iimmv" and put keep it up; ho lit threo or four matchC3 to aeo what was in the house; ho struck his hoad against the. window, and it fell; ho said ho hoard somo noise in the houBe, and in getting off tho piazza ho fell; wo did not remove anything from the house: Bayne was not with us. Our third expedition was to. Nowtown; here wo entered a brown house by forcing open ono of tho windows with a "jimmy ;" Hart and Bavna went inside and I remained on watch; they wero in tho house quite a long time, and when they returned they bad a bag filled with clothing, and had also somo silvor - waro, somo ood jewelry and some watches; they refused to rive mo any of the articles, and would not toll mo whore ihey had Bold them in Brooklyn; while on our way to Williamsburg - we met a man upon tho Newtown road ; Hart apd Bayno gagged him and robbed, him of a watch and somo money. Fisk said ho had been thief for a long ilmo; had worked with a Mr. Wella ia Biverhead, after which ho entered the Navy. ' THE OTHKB CASES. Tho second jndictmont against Hart and Bayno waa for entering and ti - tig bQ"6? oi ias i Arapw, in, carried a pistol and Bayno a razor; thoy trequetuiy said that if any one interfered with thorn they would kill him. Our second expedirion was to tho viliago of JIs - neth I pushed Hart up on tho piazza; ho forced the a nau in n u

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  1. The Brooklyn Daily Eagle,
  2. 03 Dec 1869, Fri,
  3. Page 3

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