Trial of Theives

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- - THIEVES CAGED. to er our COs be - In to 15, - of - at of of - on at suTi'i rriDinci. tbi wnois; Butoar. The examination of tho boys charged with committing the burglary In Bloomingdale, Bloomingdale, Saturday night, was continued belore justice Bittlnger yesterday morn - ng. Two of the prisoners, Britcher and Shoaff, through counsel, Messrs - France and Smart, waived the preliminary examination. examination. tbi nan wruiss called for the prosecution was Edward Britcher. He stated that the robbery had boon planned in Congress Ball when the four went over to Blooming - dale Burns went into the house and took up the carpet) Bays stayed out In the yard ; Burns entered' through the window. P0UCI1UX I HIT was next called. Be stated that he ar rested Shoaif in Congress Ball) the prisoner then said that Bays was, also Implicated in the burglary, and told the witness where the goods we're aecreUdi witness then lelt the prisoner and went up stairs next door and arrested Bays. Bays, when questioned, replied that te had nothing to say. When they went down stairs hoafi had run away. Witness af terwards arrested him near the Phillips house where he and Burns had passed the night. Britcher and Burns were ar rested In C0KGRISS BALL, The latter told witness that this was . his Grit bffense. Congress Ball was searched for stolen goods. The only property found was a roll of dress mate' rial which Shoiff had left as security for dnnka Edv Moran stated - that she was Mr. Crnboker'i housekeeper. At about 10 o'clock Sunday mornig Sboalf and Burns came in and wanted some oysters. They were wet at the time. Bays was not with them. Brubaker testified to about the lame state of facta .TBK WBPIT.. Edward Britcher, Sr. was then sworn. Be said that he tracked the thieves the next morning across the Saginaw railroad to the bend in the river and then fonnd the carpets nnder apile of logs. coirissiov. After examining one or two witneiaes who gave no material evidence farther than had been already elided, Mr, trance arose ana informed the Court that Shoaffaod Britcher desired to make a Ml and frank statement of all that had taken place. Edward Shoaff said that all four of the party met at Congress Ball on Satur day evening and went over to Bloomingdale. Bloomingdale. At that time It was ioo early to enter the home, and they came back. Witneis himself proposed the plan about two weeks ago, knowing that Mr. J, R, Prentiss was soon to be away from home' About 11 o'clock the same night they again weni over, mree leaving Uon' grtss Bali together, and Bsyi following soon. When they reached the house of Mr. Prentiss, Burns and Bays broke open the window and witness entered, and opened the kitchen door for the others, Britcher watced outside.; Bays pulled np the carpel and carried it out. and also took out a BID Q.CILT AID tUIIET. Witness and Burns went away together. leaving the other two. Bays told wit. ness that he was going to conceal the stolen goods in the cellar of the house where thev were frond. and where he (Bevel boarded. Witneis did not know ol any shells having having been carried away except one which wss dropped near the house. Be had never talked about the burtlarr when the women were around. Edward Brichter confirmed the pre ceding statement, as to the forming of toe plot, and slated that he himself had not entered the house, but watched out side. Be saw the other three carrying things in and out, and law Bays tear ing up me carpti. This he saw through the window. Witness and Bays left together, and kept together until they came to the Bedekin Bouse. Wit neis went home, and Bays went through the alley to his boarding place. Bays bad since told him thai he had the goods all right The defense called Ella and Alice Brown to the stand, who stated that Bays came into the house and went to his room between 11 and 12 o'clock on Saturday night, Burns, In answer to questions of Jus tice Bittinger, said that he was eighteen years ol age; that his parents were dead, and that he lived in Philadelphia; his uncle was a molder'and had property worth 110,000 j he came to thla city last inursday from Pituburth. Britcher and Shoaif were commited in default of $1,000 bail, and Bays and ana Burns in default of $1,500 bail. 9 ment.' of sealed March a feet may posts, all for, of row pect 8lh Oa are two Inl, li, the prlet. T. Me want Life boon the Bet A on to merchants they thtm Fort luhed more with (tnt If cure iron oruer len'a and Cold, a the ru must ally me pis, combined

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  1. Fort Wayne Daily Gazette,
  2. 18 Jan 1871, Wed,
  3. Page 4

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