Newspaper of The New York Herald, March 26, 1846, Page 1

Newspaper of The New York Herald dated March 26, 1846 Page 1
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THE NEW YORK HERALD. T?t. JOl., Ho. B4-Wfeol? 4S?tf7. NEW YORK, THURSDAY MORNING, MARCH 26, 1846. frtoVwaOnli. THE NEW YORK HERALD. ? JAMBS BORUOM BEHM8TT, Prtprtetor. Otronlatlon...Forty Thousand. DAILY HERALD?Every day men I eaaza pareopy $IIkVY Hi aaal ajvagtt PRINTING of all kimds ex tea ted wtth bounty aaddar letters or eommoaicatioaa, by mail. addressed to tha establishment, mast ba post paid, or the postage will bs deducted (rota the subscription money remitted JAMES GORDON BENNETT, Proprietor of tha Nia Tou Hnsu Kstsh man of Fulton ud Nassau it and Wastei ROSE HILL STABLES. 34th Street aad Third Aveene, and opposua Bull's Head. Just arrived aad _ for sale at the above Stables, about fifty Northern ? .. ?tern Horses -among which are eight pairs matched; eight or tea good road horses, aad several ana can. farm and supping horses R. K. NORTHRUP, Is lm*re Proprietor. SPRUNG FASHION. !? BROWNkCO., 171 Chatham Sqaare, oornev of Mott s^r'rwt. wish to inform the public of their iceeat improve m^ot lathe manufacture and fisish of their $3 Hau,combining fashion, beanty and durability, three important coaaiderations to the wei ?r. The proprietors do confidently assert theisham to n- much superior to aav ever before sold fur the same price. Call sad s?ti?ly yourself of this fact mfo lm*rh M*RING STYLK. _ GENTLEMEN'S HATS. fl WHY will you pay |4B and $3 for ? Hat, whao yon can go to ROBERTSON'S PHCENLX HAT AND CAP MANUFACTORY, 108 Kml ton fitnat, aad get as good a one for DBl Oo and nam ins lor your selves. mrU lm*rc C0 10 MILLINERS. ^ CARL KINO, the well known and celebrated Brat premium Straw Hat Maaofoetaror, informs tha public ta general, that h? has for sales most splendid assortment of Ladies Fancy STRAW HATS, maantaetared of an emu* Mw article, called Paris Straw Uimp. made to the shape of tha Shepherd or sa Gipaev?so boantifal and becoming, thoy need only be seen to be admired. Milliners, and mar chants of the trade, will do well to call aad siamine before thoy make thmr purchases, as the goods will ba aold by the case or doxea at a vary liberal price. _ _ CARL EINO, 17 Division street. N B-?4 general assortment of all' loads of Straw Uoodi aad Pans Ribbons always on hoed. fib lm*r STRAW BONNETS. * IL CHAPIN, No. 13 John street, near Broadway np Btiirt, has oh hand a good assortment oi Fashionable Straw Bonnets, which he is selling at the lowest market prices. Milliners and others are invited to etll before purchasing elsewhere. mrH lm?r FLic, e UbNCH auoiS FOR fil 3*?City maSa, ^?and are equal to those aold in other storea for S3; fine ^?French Calf Boom for |4 SS, equal to the best made in this ^Hcity for fir >r$7-at YOUtfO It JONES' French Boot ^?Shoe M' factory; one of the most fashionable in this city; oar Bcpo. living been jndged in the latn Fair at Niblo's, are said to be the beat Boots aver sold in this eity. All Boots warranted to givo satisfaction. YOUNG k JONES.? Ann atom, Ja37 lm*vh near Broadway. New York. ?m EXTRA EARLY PEA8-?Tha subscribers have re ceived and offer fur sale theirannuil supply of vegetable, .4. fi.-ld and flower Uee'a, which are warranted genuine, vit: E. Warwick, Cedonulli. Nimble Diek.Seimetar, Match less Marrow. Victoria Marrow, Woodford's Green Marrow, Drof Marrow. Tell Sugar, lie , lie ; E. York, E. Wellington, E. Sugar Loaf and Ox Heart Cabbages, E. Radish sail Lsttuee, with a general assortment of the best known Vegetable Seeds; I a lew buah.is ipring Wheat, and early ash leaved kidney Pota- I toes; one of Cue largest collections of Annual, Biennial and Pe rennial Flower Seeds, with a general assortment of green house IPIants, fancy atauds, lie. Bouquets, composed of the mott delicate aad fragrant How lers, at a'I times ? ?mii Iw'r DUNLAP fc THOMSON. 333 Broadway. M I 1 FRENCH HORTICULTURE. I au| G. MA ONE has the honor to inform the amateurs, Xfdfloriits, aid the public iu general, that he has just arriv-1 wAmed from France, with a collection of Plants and Flow-1 rraof toe greatest beauty, and of every variety, such as Ca mtlias, Peonias, Arboriaa, Magnolias, Powlonia, Imperials; tnsMor.ment of grafted. and other Roses: a beautiful variety I of Fruit Trees, Gripe Vines and Bulbs, Flower Seeds; all ve ry fresh, and in a perfect state of preservation. The depot is at 313 Broadway, under tha bookatore of Mr. Benhau. where the catalogue aey be obtained, and the plants and flowers examined. For sale at very reasonable prices, gN|lw'r M property for M AT A LOW PRICE, situated on Pequannock river? which is on a large aaa coestant stream of water??nd JaHLon a turnpike rqad. about thirteen miles from raters oo ind tnrae miles tbovs romptoo, ta New Jersey. At consists >1 about thirty scias. oa winch is erected a frame Paper Mill, ibout forte-five by twenty-four fe-t, with some additions sines idded, aad has some machinery jnit; a Baw Mill, and a Dwell ng House. THOMAS LITTLE, who issidas near the pro- I rerty, will show it to persons wanting to pnreh'se. For par icaUra, inquire of C. Si^ANGSTROTHE, ^fiiPrc No 1<3North Niuth st., Philadelphia. FOR SALE OR TO LET, A Handsome Cottage, and about five acres of flW Land, laid in Meadow, situated on toe Biasing JUULKaad, one aad a half miles from tha Rah way, N.jfli milraad depot. Attached thereto is a fine garden, with aa ex ieUsot bed of asparagus, barn, stable, kc. The eettage u pacions, and replete with every convenience lor tmmd tmily. Apply to Mr. UIRAUD, No. ? Whitehall st mM lw*re genteel street. TO LET, IN HOBOKLEN, had TWO New three story and basement brick Houses, BR? with the privilege of free ferriage, now in course of com- I PJLpleuoo, which will he ready for oeeopaaev on or before laytst. They will bo fitted in beautiful style aad ba re late with all the late improvements. They each contain II ooau besides the kitchen, finished with marble mantels and lack gra'es throughout, and are >1 wet front by 33 deen, with | ride eoart yards aad iron railings. The situation is dalight ul. commanding a fine view of the river, bay and eity, ad is | ritnm oue minute's walk of the ferry, where the new ferry OS's leave every 13 minutes for Barclay st, cross'ng in I to II imates; aad every half how to Canal an Christopher sta ? tprly st 'he f?rrv nt Hnhokon. mlS 3w*rc I ?? TO LEV UK FOR SACK, M A MODERN BUILT COTTAOE. Stable aad I IrTM Coach Hons# attached, with aboat an acta of land, th* aULprincipal part of which is wall stocked with fruit and i, ey shrubs, and ea.losed wi'h a picket fence. Tha stages btvtvv tau minutes within fire annates' walk of UisttBM pica IBBU eats. , 134 , I, Harlem. mrll la^rc Within Irs annates' walk of tha hoaaa. Ittuttion between llltH and lllth streets. For further informa BATHGATE, 134 Ninth street, or Dr. ? DWELLING HOU8II-8, STORE Band vacant Lots, ?for ttle, rent or exchange. Inveetm enu made on pro ?dnctive Real Estate, that will payirom re* to twenty cent on the purchase money, with an ia crease in yalne of ?tan to fifteen per cent per annnm. Mt ney procured on em tea to fifteen per eent per annnm. Mt any procured on end and Mortgage; and Policies of Inenra ice obtained from e moat responsible companion in the country. Apply at I39 ird Arenne, JOHN ALLEN. .B ? nana, elevations, apoeifieationa and contracta for ?ildiagv, famished hot* or at No. I Broad aaeet, at the ahoit "notue. CALVIN POLLARD, 1* lm*ro Architect. ? FOR SALE, UK TO LE I'.onth. teroia, three two-atory Dwellin^^ |^^uh!b^^^> Sixth and Seventh if, L- I. Two of the above are new^M ?idencea, being finished ia the beat aide ?><**. ng fiaiahed ia the bain manner, and (applied l> opting iod rain water ia the kitchen, and coal vanlta m oat, ke. Two-thirda of the pnrehaae money may remain eared, at I per c?t- Rmpum mi JtefglTOfSrS^ f 11 lm*rre W Wall ^ * QUARRY FOR SALE. OR TO LEABK?Sim Hate oath* Pbaeaie river, ia North Belleville,, formerly Hboloogidg to Abraham Joral em on, Eaq. Said qnarry ? tieea extenaively worbed for thirty year* peat, aad ia one the beat quarrio* of free atone in New Jetaoy, aad ia ia md order for working. The premiae* consist of two dwell an, atorr honor, two barna, two hundred feet of wharf, aad iveateen terra of land, wnieh will be told eatirr, or the larry aepartu*. if dasired. For farther particulars, enqaire "S. aabecriber, at the pom office -^Jg^?oyI) Belleville. Feb. M. 1M|. fl? lm*mc ??TUTTiiSbd ANU LOT FOK SALE. II A PLEASANT country aeat in the village ef Madi ^^?aon, Moma eoouty. New J racy, within a tew minute* ^^?waik ol the beaatifal reaidoaee of Wm. Gibbon*, Eaq., ^^Kbont 13 mile* from New York eity?commnaieation to 33 Htwicr ? day, any day in the rear, per Morris and Ee ^^?Bnid place contain* aboat oac acre, oa which | WBHei and a Barn, wit i a firat ra e well of water, aehoola and chnrehe* in the immediate vicinity The e Two fionse* and* Barn, win a firat ra e well HMehoola and chnrehe* ia the immediate vieiBMVHI ^^?ea are located ia a commanding poaition, overlooking niaea are located in a commanding poaition, overlooking ??whole village ;and ia one of the moat desirable locations in o tltee. being w thm two minntee walk of the railroad de f ^IBCCi ?i lliR n'UUH twti uriuuvre nam vi mis en a, which reuoer* it canrement for a pcraon doing I _____ a eity, who dea ire* to retire ia the country. For particulars ?aire, ot addreaa to the subaeriber. _ ** E. T. THOMPSON, fit lm*re Morriatown, N. J. rt? BLACK BALL. OR OLD LINE OK LIVER MR POOL rACKhTi FOR LIVF.RPOOL -Only re ?Hwaalar packet of the lat of April- The magnificent celebrated laai sailing favorite pa,, at ship EUROPE, tward G. Fnrber. Commander, will sail poaitively an ednesdny. the ist April. It is wall knowa thattba accom od tioos of the Enrore aie fitted oat ia a moat tnperb end atly manner, with every modem improve meat and eon Veni ce, th it caaaet bat add to th* comfort of those embarking. ^^^Hiting the eld country, or a ending for their frieada. ?? and see this apleadid apecimen of naval arekitec e. before engaging elsewhere. For passage in cabin, second tin aad steerage, early application should be mad* on bawd. *04^^SSWhTIrBR CO. M at)r S3 Fulton street. (next door to the Fulton Beak.) Fosn FOR NEW ORLEANS. ? Louisiana and New Yoik Line.?Positively First Regnlar pocket, to sail Monday, JOth last.?The elegant, fast sailing packet Minott, master, will poaitivaly anil as i B, her regnlar day. freight *? passage, having handsome famished secom dationt, apply on board, at Orleans wharf, foot of Wall >?t' " fc. K. COLLINS k CO 36 Sonth street, 'eeltively no goods received on beard after Batarday eve g, ttth mat. Lgnnt in New Orleans. JAB. E. WOODRUFF, who will onptly forward all goods to hi* adduce 'aefcat ship SHAKSPKARL, Rose, master, will meeeed Genesee, aad sail oa Monday, April (th, her rwgnlar m>5 ia Lin. ?tUg.il .Packet of ??****? kpn'rTh^ anperior, fast Bailie Hamni'icaet ship LIVERPOOL, 113* tons bnrihea, Cap iu r-iundge, will sail as above, her regnlar day. 'or f.eiglu or passage, having elegtat and anperior accoa dalioua, -pply to th* Captain oa board, at wast aid* of Ba rtl,P,<>r$OODHULL k MINTURN. ? Bonthateret. & he* of P.aaage. ?IO0. ?he packer ship Queen of the West, 1*39 ton* bnrthea, C Philip Woodho I.e. will sueeeed the Liverpool, and a em# Mfffllir Jit. 21 t MlV ?*/ _ anmr E?l V w ' *Y)|, |Q? M|| ratal* r ti* y, 21 t \Uj m??n 1st of April. vsminffdiaK , I Temtiaa ?I WlMsl TRIAL OF ALBERT J. TIRRELL, FOR TUB Hinder of Haria Ann Blckford, IN BOSTON. first DAT. Supreme Judicial Court. Present?Judges Wildes, Hubbard an Dewey. Commonwealth vs. Albert J. Tirrtil, Jor the al leged Murder of Maria Ann Bickford. ?For the Commonwealth, Samuel D. Parker, Esq , County Attorney. For the prisoner, Hon. Ruftjs Choate, and Annis and A. B. Merrill, Esqrs. Tuesday, March 24,1846. At an early hour this morning, the Court House and every avenue leading to it was thronged by an eager multitude to witness the trial of this unfor tunate young man. AM eyes were anxious to get a view of him who is charged with the appalling crime of murdering Matia Ann Bickford, a young married woman, much celebrated in cer tain circles for her personal beauty and at tractive charms. At nine o'clock tne prison er was brought into the court room before the ven erable Judges, and an eager and gaping crowd of spectators?besides a full corpt of reporters and lawyers, who were all eyes and ears. From the anxious countenances of the eager multitude, and other demonstrations in and about the Court House, one might be led to suppose some great event was about to take place, or some new era burst upon the world. As much curiosity always exists in the human heart to know how a man looks whe has done any deeds, whether good or bad, to distinguish him from the rest of his fellow travellers in this "vale of tears," we will describe as he appeared to us while he stood in the prisoner's bar during the reading of the indictment. By order of the l3erk; he was re quested to hold up his right hand, while this well drawn and carefully worded instrument was clearly aod distinctly read. He did so, and as he rose, he exhibited a countenance marked by sorrow ana in tense thought. In person he is nearly or quite six feet tall, slender about the waist, full breasted, and apparently possessing more than an ordinary share of muscular power. He wore a snuff brown colored eoat with rounded lapels, and bright buttons; a double-breasted black satin vest, black panto, black handkerchief and shirt collar turned down; the whole being very fashion ably made and well fitted to his genteel form. His countenance has nothing in it peculiarly attracting, and would pass among the crowd as very well look ing. His forehead is not high, nor broad, but the intellectual developements are fair. The most pe culiar feature is his mouth. This is unusually large, the corners being much turned down, giving it the appearance of gmf, it not of a worse passion. His nose is rather large, and his frame, full square built, and somewhat muscular in its aprearance, if we may uae such a term. His eyes a light blue or hazle, and his hair light brown. He wears no whiskers upon his face or goat beard under his chin ; his complexion is light, but his countenance is not pal lid, being rather florid and fresh looking for one who has come out of prison. But for his dress which is of the dandy cut, he might be taken for some mechanic, or even a young fanner, so far as his face is concerned While the indictmeut was being read to him he held up his head as if his nerves were not easily moved by oat ward circumstances or Inward feelings. He stood firm and faced the venerable Judges, the sharp-eyed lawyers and the gaping crowd, with as much cool neeB and apparent unconcern as any man could un der the same circumstances who was gazing upon him with such eager curiosity. Before the indictment was read the process of empanneling the jury was gone through with. The prisoner having the right to challenge, peremptorily, twenty jurors, and as many more as he could find cause for a challenge, improved this privilege to its full extent. One of his counsel stood beside him with a paper in his hand containing the names of all the jurors summoned, and told him when to challenge. The clerk would call a juror, and say, "Juror, look upon the prison er?prisoner, look upon the juror." They woaid face each other and the prisoner would say. " I chal lenge him," another would be called, and he would say, " let him be sworn." Thus he did until he had challenged twenty, and accepted twelve jurors.? Each juror thus accepted by the prisoner was sworn to make true answers before he was sworn in chief to try, the prisoner on the indictment, and true deliverance make between him and the Common wealth. The following are the names of the jurors empan neled?the foreman being appointed by the court el Aipinwall, foreman ; Theophili Samuel Atpinwail, foreman; Theophilua Burr, Ben jamin P. Bowman, William Eayroa. Nathaniel E. Elliott, Calvin Haskell, John Marden, Calvin 8. Magoon, Daniel Messinger, Jr., Geo. W. Parmenter, Joseph Winaor, Jr. and Win. Waahburn. After the jurors were thus empannelled, the in dictment was read, and the prisoner put upon his trial. Mr. Parker then rose and opened the case to the court and jury in a very able, eloquent and inte resting manner. His address is as follows i? THE OPKNINO ADDRESS TO THE .TORT. Gentlemen op the Juet,?You ara now empannelled according to law, and tot apart from your follow citiaona and tbaordinary pnraoiu of Ufa, and especially by tba personal choice and leleetion of the unhappy young man at the bar, to enter upon the discharge of a moat aolemn duty?the duty of investigating the awful presentment againat him, which you nave just heard read to you, and of certifying to this Honorable Court, end to all the people of this Commonwealth, in their sovereign capacity, whether the heavy accusation be ?? - - ,idor iJ true. A most foul and atrocious nmrdiir astounded the inhabitants of this city, upon its discovery in the midst of it on the morning of the 97th of October last; and the weighty responsibility is cast on you to decide the question, whether Albert John TirreU, who now stands before you Cor judgment, was guilty of that shocking crime, in manner and form as set forth in this indict ment. Before God and this assembly you have pledged your consciences that yen will render a true verdicfon this issue, according to the evidence given you, that is, according to the evidence only. If rumor by any of her thousand tongues, or the proas by any of its ten should unite their influence to eradicate every bias from your minds, and to insure to the prisoner as fair a trial m sd eartlilT tiibunsl osn eivB. * * ? * The crime charged in this indictment is the wilful murder of Mary A. Bickfbrd. She was a young married woman, of the age ot twenty-one years and four months, of great personal beauty, fascinating manners and de 6graved character. The evidence constrains me to state Bat she was an unblushing harlot, and an undisguised adulteress. But, gentleaaen of the jury, the law throws its shield of protection over the wicked as well as the good-, and murder loses not its guilt in the baseness of its victim. Life is the gift of God to all, and while it con tinues, the vilest sinner may repent. The murderous I death blew encludee the possibility of reform : irre trievably shuts the gates of mercy, and remorselessly and suddenly drives the sufferers in another world with all their sins on their beads. Mortal vengeance belongs to no one private person, end the lite of every one, high and low, rich end peer, virtnoua or depraved, la guarded with the atrieteat care by the law* i f the land. Of the law, it haa been eaid, none are so high as to be above its control, and none so low as to be beneath its regard. All civiliaad nations hava nude murder a capital felony without reference to the character of the person mur dered; and tha punishment by our statute also, as yet, is forfeiture of the life ef the murderer "Whosoever sheds men's blood, by men shall his blood be shed," haa keen a law for flvt thousand yuan. Bat while the awful pun ishment is prescribed in our statute book, tba definition ?f the crime is net there to be found. There is, however, no obscurity or dispute concerning the nature of the of fence. * ? ? ? ? ? That you may readily understand tha bearing and effect of the testimony as 1 shell introduce it, it may be proper to give yen e brief outline of the facta 1 expect to prove. Albert J. Tirrull is the son of the late Mr. Leonard Tir reU, of Weymouth, in this state, who died in IMS. Un der his father he was brought up to the shoe menufac taring business. His ege wee 99 lest February. He was married in 1849 at the aga ef 18 years, and haa now a wife end two children. The cause of so early a marriage in Us minority, I need not rate. Ha bed unfortunately a kinsman living in Now Bedford, end in that place be first became adulterouely inti mete with Mary Ann Biekferd in the summer of 1844; she wee e married woman, twanty-ona years old lest June , she was married In the State of Maine to James Bickford in Merck 1840, being then less than seventeen year* old; sho deserted her husband in 1849,1 and came to Boston with a paramour, now living in Ban gor, whose nemo need not bo stated here. After some ume she wee abandoned by him, end resorted te prosti tution far support both in Boston and Now Bedford. Her husband made several ineffectual attempts te reclaim her. Ha waa long aad perfectly acquainted with her adulterous intercourse with Albert J. TirreU. aad seem ed to submit to what he could not prevent. He resorted only to moral suasion, which produced no reformation; he occasionally saw bar, aad not uafraqueatly while she end Tit re 11 lived together; end he received letters from her while absent. The prisoner and Mrs. Bickford made several journeys together, travelling as men end wife under fictitious names, end changing team otten; and at different periods be brought her to Boston, end teak apartments in several respectable hotels. His adultery wee to bold end unfeeling et one time, that he carried her into hie own family, under the seme reef with his wife, where he kept her until his relatives indignantly ea peUed her. la April lest he brought her te the Hanover House in Boston, from which the respec table landlord dismissed him a* soon as hs had inlormation of his end her hiitory, end their no n^Mhi-iu on him. The piisouer tuen took a home ^?.oudon street in this oity, and iurnished it, and he end she kept e house of ill fame there, her assumed name ef Maria Walsh being en the door. This establishment did aot lest leag, as he was Indicted in the Municipal Court In May fer the adultery committed by him la the Hutftr House in April. He eluded the eearch of the officer* for tone month*, end (pent the summer pertly at New Bediord and partly in travelling with her. It i* ?aid that he al?o kept at one time a houae of ill feme with her et New Bedford. On the 30th of September he was arretted at New Bedford and brought to Boaton for trial for the adultery, and was committed to the Leveratt street jail, where he remained until he was bailed by Nathaniel W. Bayley his brother-in-law, on the 'Id day of October In connection with that date I hare a letter under his hand to show yoa. When he was taken at New Bedford he was Using with her, and she was not molested. On the day he was bailed ('Id of October) he Doolittle's taven in Elm street, and entered went to Mr.! his name with his own hand as "Albert De Wolfe," and he made search for her on that day, but could not And her. On this or some other occasion he gave a gold lor watch to a young man to go and find bar lor him. On the 6th of October he wrote a letter to New Bedford in quiring for her. On the loth of October he again enter ed his name at Mr. Doolittle's. On the 9th, his wife, hie mother, his father in-law, the Selectmen of Weymouth, and a respectable merchant of Boston, severally wrote to me letters requesting a stay of proceedings under the adultery indictment, hoping he might be reclaimed. " " itea tof Those letters were exhibited to the Court, whe consent ed that the proceedings might be suspended for six months, he paying the costs and entering into a recogni zance to keep the peace and be of good behaviour for six months. On the 31st of October he came into Court and paid the costs and gave the recognizance. Six days after that day, this bloody and cruel assassination was perpetrated. I expect to prove that alter hi* ar rest, and alter Mrs. Bickford know he was bailed, she bid herself from him, and was afraid of him. He had sometimoa boon known to be severely cruel towards her and threataned her Ule. She remained concealed in an obscure place at the north end of this city until about tha 16th of October, when she went to Mr. Joel Law rence's house Id Mount Varnon Avenue, in wbioh the murder was committed. She was there some days be fore he came to that house; but on Tuesday afternoon, 23d of Oct, being the next day after he entered into the recognizance in Court, she went out, and when ahe re turned in the evening he same home with her, passed the night with her, and on Wedneaday morning she in troduced him to Priscilla Blood, an inmate of the house. He visited Mrs. Bickford at that houae every day after wards. On Sunday morning, 36th of October, he camo there, and in her chamber while be was there, loud and angry wards between him end her were overheard, which soon subsided. He went away toward* evening, and came back about 8 o'clock, end want to her chamber, where they remained alone together. At 9 of the clock they were talking togethar, and at that time she came out and got some water, ae she said, for Albert. The Lawrence family lived below, and about 9 of the clock they locked up the bouse and went to bed. No person came into that house afterward that night, and every person that was in that house that night will be before you, except Mary Ann Bickford, who ia now mouldering in a premature grave. There were three ohambers up stairs. The hack one waa occupied by the prisoner and Mrs. Bickford?the middle one had a had in it, bnt no person occupied it that night; the front chamoer was occupied by Mr. Patterson and Priacille Blood. Towards morning e faint shiiek was haard coming from Mrs. Bickford 1 room, and afterwards the noise of something falling on to the floor. Soon after this, a person went down stairs, and was heard to stumble on the ataire, and was heeird to go out of the house and unfastening the door, end a noise was beard in the yard, and a groan, or scream of Are. Presently Mr. Patterson and Priscilla Blood saw a blaza coming under their door, and thair room Ailing with smoke. Mr. Patterson opened the window and orbed Are. Mrs. Lawrence came from below and lound bed clothes piled et the top of the staircase and egainet the door of Priscilla Blood's chamber, and burning. She Began to pull them down to extinguish the Are, end in ao doing burnt her hand or aim. The wood work of Che houae was ignited at the top of the stairs and in sev eral other places, and had not the alarm been given, in e -rery short time the staircase would have been impassable, end no discovery of any murder or mangled corpse nould have been mate, the Are destroying all suspicion end all proof. But assistance was soon procured, and Mrs. Bickford'* room waa entered. The door was found open. It was so fall of smoke that nothing et flrst was discernible. Every one's attention was absorbed in efforts to extin guish the Are, which was burning in several places, in the closet, on the bed, and in a trunk of olothes. Borne one etumbled over something on the floor near the flre plaoe. In that A replace there had been no Are. The substance which caused the stumbling was the blacken ed corpse of Mary Ann Bickford, her head near the Areplace nearly cut off from her body, with no apparel on but her night-dress, and that much burnt. After the Are was extinguished, lights ware procured, end an examination of lha premise* mad*. Near her lay a razor open, and on th# other aide of the bed, on the floor, e razor case. A puddle of blood waa at th* bead of th* bed .near the piUow;*japth?pudd?? 1 ^ psiiS *?s| the bed, and a smooch of blood at th* side, a* if a bleed ing substance had been drawn over it. On the floor un der her body was no blood In the wash-basin wee blood and water. A part of the apparel, which I shall i prove was th* prisoner's, was found in the room?hie vest, drawers, socks, {eane, be. In th* straw bed was found a cut or rip, and several extingnianed matches which had been ignited end partially burnt. Apart of the bed clothes of ber bed had been carried to the head of the stairs, and were burning there. In tha middle on occupied room, also, th* bed clothes were taken from the bed and pieced at the head of the stairs, and they were burning. Fir* had also been applied in that middle room, and in that room was found a sock with blood on it. Thar* was blood also on th* drawer*. Tn# razor belonged to ne on* who resided in the house, nor did the socka, drawer*, vest or can*. In th* pocket of the vest was found a key which Atted the prieon-ir's trunk, which had remained at Mr. Doolittie'e. Let us now pais from this shocking scene ot blood and Are. There is a livery (table in or near Bowdoin square, kept by Mr. Fullam. Before day light, or near day braek on that same morning, Mr. Fullam and hi* servant were waked up by a person calling for them. That person wanted a horse, carriage and man to take him out of town. He was known to Mr. Fullam, as he had hired horses of him before. That men was Albert J. Tirrell. He told Mr. Fullam he wanted to be sent out of town, as he had rot into a scrap* about a girl, or some such expression. Mr. Fullam ordered Oliver Thompson to harness a horse un to a covered wagon, and drive the man off where he wanted to go. Oliver Thompson drove thepriaonar, beicg guided bv his directions on the way. to his father in-law's house in Weymouth, Mr. Noah Tirrell'* house, where the prisoner's wife resides, and there he left him Constables Merrifleld and Coolidge searched that house for him that day and he could not be found. He was carried to a neighboring town and concealed: th* was aupplied with next day ha was aupplied with money, and left Massa chusetts. He wandered, like Cain, from place to place, end after some month? waa found and arrested at New Orleans, fiom which city he has been brought here for trial. Such ia the outline of tho evidence 1 intend to produce, which will be much filled up by the teatimony of the witness** who will detail the numerous additional facts withia their knowledge, bearing upon tha vary fan Eirtant issue you have to try. * ' ' * ow graphic and true .and applicable to thia painful case, is the whole of the seventh chapter of tha Proverbs of Solomon, describing the acts of the harlot aad the young man void of understanding, and especially the lest six verses :?"He goeth alter her atraitway, as the ox goeth to the slaughter, or as a fool to th* correction of th* stocks, till a dart strike* through his liver; as a bird hastecoth ?o the snare, and knoweth not that k is for his life. Hearken unto me now, therafore, O ye children, and attend to the werde of my mouth. Let not thin* heart decline to her wave,go not astrav in her paths.? For she has cast down many wounded ; yea, many strong men have been slain by her. Her house is th* way to hell, going down to the chambers of death." [That our readers may understand th* motive and applicability of the context of the six last verses of ( the chapter referred to by tho learned Attorney of th* Commonwealth, we bare give the verses preceding th* quotation-] [cHsrvaa vit.} Solomon prrruodtth to a sine ore end kind familiarity mil h Wio&om I. My Son, keep my word* mod lay up ay command menta wttfa thee. 3 Kaop my commendmearti nod live, and my law aa tha apple of thine eye. 3. Bind them upon thy Safari, and than open tha table of thy heart. 4. hay onto w I adorn, thon art my alater, and call ua deralanding thy kin* woman A That they may keep thea from the atranfer woman, from the atranfer that flattereth with her werda. 0. For at the window of my honae, I look through my caaement. 7. And behold amanf the ahnple onee, I dlacarned among the you tha a young man void of nnderetandlng. 8. I'aaaing through the atreet near her earner; and ha went the way to her houae; 9. In the twilight, in the evening, in tha hlaok and dark night; 10. And, behold, there met him a woman, with the at. tire of a harlot, and eubtleof heart II. (She ia loud and atubborn; her feet abide not in her houae; 13. Now ia aha without, now in the atreeta, and lieth in wait at every ceraer.) 13. Soahe caught him and kiaaed him, and with an im pudent face aeid unto him, 14. I have peace ofleringa with me; thia day have I paid my vowa: ia. Therefore came I forth to meet thee, diligently to aeek thy face and I have found thee. 18. i nave decked my bed with coveringa of tapeetry, with carved worka, with Sne linen of Egypt. 17. I have perfumed my bed with myrrh, aloea and cinnamon. Ik. Come let oatake our All of love until the morning; let ua aolace ouraalvea with lovee: It. For the good man ia not at home, he la gone a long J*SHi hath taken a bag of money with htm, and will ceme at the day appointed. 91. With much fair apeech ahe eaueed him to yield; with the Battering of lipa ahe forced him. Thia atrecieua caae haa not ita parallel in New Eng. - - - let Dad land. In the caae oi Jaaon Fairbanka, executed i ham, for the murder of fietaey Falea, in the year 1801, neither of the partiea were married, nor profligate in their general character. The caae of Richard F. Robin eon, indicted in New York a few yaara ago, lor the mur der of Ellen Jewett, in one particu'ar much more re aembled thia. Anon waa there aleo retorted to to da ?troy the evidence of the murder. 1 a hall now proceed to introduce the evidence, flrat atating to you, that if the defence proceed! upon any hypothec* that tho ctime

committed waa mai,cUughier, and not mnrdiir, I will nk the conrt lor ieava to cite down aeme authentic* upon that point at a proper etage in tho trial tub raaTiMOer. Thei wltnaaaaa tor tha ooeimonwaelth were than call ad and ?worn In a body. Jab** Fbatt, oorcner?Hold aa tnguoat aa tkt body of Maris A. Bickford : ?u called from my home about 3 o'clock, A. M.jand wont to a home near Charloa atreet, occupied by Joel Lawrence ; the atairs from the lower door were itraight up to the aecond floor | I went into the room at the head of the atairi ; there waa (one amoke in the room ; it waa about half past 5 ; aaw some thing lying, covered up with a aheet on the floor near the fire-place. [A diagram of the room waa here shown] I Uncovered amoke in the cloeet before 1 examined the body ; ladiea' dreaaea were in the cloaet, and a muaic (tool; one of the trunka in the cloaet waa on Are ; aome one got aome water and put it out; 1 then aaw the body; the body lay on the back, in an angular poaition, her bead about a foot and a hall from the grate ; the right elbow waa bent, and the head inclined to the right; a large gaah waa aeen on the left aide of her neck before moving the body ; on turning it up, a gaah waa diacover ed acroaa her neck, clear round, laying it open ; her night clothea were burned of cloae up to her breaat, leaving a part of her ataya and chemiae ; her face waa a little ameared, not burnt much ; the body waa badly burnt, but not deep ; a little to the right, two feet ftom her right arm. lav a razor, open and ameared with blood; I then examined the grate, which contained a little wood ; but there waa no appearance of having been fire for aome time : the bed atood upon the left aa 1 went in, and atood about two feet from the wall, with a chair behind the bed : tho razorcaae lay on the floor ; the bed clothea were all gone from tho bed, except the pillow*; the upper bed waa a hair mattreaa, and the under one a atraw bed?not certain but a aheet waa over the bed, but think not: near the middle of the bed there waa a large apot of blood, and in taking up the mattreaa the blood had run through upon the atraw bed; the place waa in circumference about aa large aa a pail, where the raabli blood had run through; there waa blood in the chair at .the head of the bed; a waah bowl in the room contained water thick with blood; alao blood on a gloaa lamp upon the mantelpiece; in turning up the mattreaa we aaw a flake of matchea that were partly burned; the clothea in the cloaet were burnt pretty much up, and the wood work over tbe door waa burnt through?the cloaet door; the muaic atool in the cloaet waa alao burnt; outaide of the room the carpet waa burnt and the woodwork; in tbe adjoining bed room the fire had acted aome; the en try had been on fire leading to the room where the body lav; near the head of tho woman I found an ear ring, which appeared to have been torn from the ear; the ear waa torn; the otoer ear ring waa atarted open, but waa net pulled entirely out of the ear; I took out three bo. eom atuda from the remnanta of her drear; I took a ring from her fore finger on her left hand, and aaid it con tained on the inaide there initiala, "A. J. T- to M. A. B." It waa a plain gold ring, worth perhape %t. [The wit ueaa then produced the razor, which waa in the aame condition aa when found, having the marka of blood dried upon it J On the table aome head dreaaea for ladiea ware laid; upon a table on the right aa yon go in the room a veat, cravat, and cane were lying. [ There arti clea were then produced to the jury. The veat ia a rich a potted velvet one, and in the pocket waa a bunch of key a, which witneaa atated he carried to No. 8 Elm at., and they were aaid to be the keya of A. J. Tirrell.] I unk to TirreQ'a order; the order waa alio delivered the trunk I aa followa: "Sir, will you please to deliver to my orde the trunk left at No. 9 Elm atreet" Tbia order w given by a person who said ho waa Tirrell'a broti found a pair of drawera and a pair of atockinge; or tho stockings waa aomewhat burned; both tho ato and drawera were apotted with blood; the body of de ceaeed waa three or four feet from tbe bowl; the room waa about IS feet long and 9} feet wide; the razor iwaa about a foot and a half from the elbow The witneaa then described again the appearance of fh> m. The wit neaa having cloaed, the veat, kc -re then delivered to the Sheriff Or Joacrx Mohurty callr aa one of the in quest to examine the body; Is.,-- ly at a quarter paat 11 o'clock, on Monday, t! ' October; it waa in the chamber; the body was ' b sheet; the head and shoulders were lying her part of the fire place; I raised the heau waa three inches long, separating the larynx <1 vessels; I found no other mark or wound upuu vcept the died 1 body was burnt; she must have died from this out: the incision was from oar to oar. and thare must bare been only one cot, or the aecond cnt mnat have run into the first; tbe cut waa not to the bono; a person in good strength and excited might do this at one stroke on her self: thore was very little blood under tho neck. Crosi-examined ?I did not make a cloae anatomical anamination: I saw blood in the waah bowl; I should think it waa imposaibla for a person to jump from the bed alter tbia wound; she would not be able from loss of blood; I have aeon cases of suicide; this wound was above the larynx; after thir bad taken place thare might have been air or breath from the lungs; from my reading I find suicide to be a very common death; I never knew a person to commit murder on another person with a razor. Jo$l Lawrence, (worn.?Livid in tbo red of 78 CbarWa (treat in Octobor l?(t. Hare lived tbero moot limw On W Hlxli I MiMmiI-* sha came to ay bona* about a year and a balf ago. She net ber death in mar houae, on tbo morning of tne 37th Of October} aba bad been in my houae eight or ton daya w ben aba waa found dead ; dont recollect the day of the week when aba came to my bouee Her baggage W aa left there apma day a before; aaw priaoner go out Of my houae once. He came to aee Mra Bickfoid three or tour timea while ahe waa with me; think he oame on Sunday, the 36th of October, a little after dinner; he went out about dark, and returned at eight o'clock in the evening. My houae vu abut up at nine o'clock, and pri aoner waa there then; I alept in the lower part of the houae under the chamber where Maria waa, and my wite alept in a room above me in the aecond atory. Ma ria'a room ia in the third atory. About half paat four Monday morning I waa awakened by a noiae which ap peared to be aome one endeavoring to get out of the atreet door. Shortly after nay wife cried Are ! a peri my wife cried Ore ! a peraon going out of the front door, entera a vacant yard; heard aomebody in the yard make a kind of acreaching noiae, but could not diatinguiah what it waa. My wife wont up etaira, and I followed; the bed clotbea were all on Are at the head of the etaira, and my wile waa trying to pull them down ataire, and I threw them into tho yard. Mr Farnaworth waa the Aret nan 1 aaw; Mr. Bowker the next; we thendreeeed ouraolvea ana went up to Mra. Bickford'a room, and found Are in the cloaet; the door waa open, I think there waa a light burning on the man tel piece; the room waa full of amoke, ana 1 (tumbled over eomething which I afterwards, found waa a dead body; think Mr. Bowker throw a abeet over the body. Several peraona came in and aaaiated in putting out the Are; found a aock and waiatcoat on the Aoor, with a cane, cravat and drawera. [The witneaa waa here ahown the articlea and identiAed them ] The razor found did not belong to me, and 1 don't know who it doea belong to; at thia time my wife, two ohildren, Sarah Blood. Joaeph T. Pattera:n, and a girl who alept with my wife, were in the houae; alao Tirretl and Mra. Bickiord; once carried a letter from Maria to No 9 Elm atreet, directed to Albert J. de Wolf, and another to the poat office directed I think to a Mr. Jonnaon; think I carried the letter before Tirrell ever came to my houae; have heard that Maria haa gone by the name of Jobnaon; I am 8.1 yea re old; Maria waa quite cheerful while ahe waa at my houae; aometlmea keep boaidera. but do not entertain atrangera; Maria made no bargain aa to pay, and (aid nothing waa eaid about what company ahe ahould receive; never knew her bv any other name at my houae than Maria Bick ford; did not know any thing about her character, but ?uppoaed it waa not ao good aa it might be; did not know there waa any improper intimacy between priaoner and Maria; but you oan judge aa wall aa I can; ao not know who brought ber baggage at Brat; (he aaked permiaaien to atay a lew deya; nothing waa laid about the price of board ; ber baggage conaiated of throe trunka and a (mail carpet bag; never took more than one letter to Doolit tle'ej no one came to aee Maria while ahe waa in my houae except Tirrell; never furuiahod any liquor for her; ahe went out one evening, I think the Saturday night previoua to her death; the family retired to bed on Sun day night about the time 1 did; I uaually retire tho laat; a young woman named Mary Rice alept with my wife that night; dont know that I heard any noiae before I heard aome one attempting to get out of the door: the clothea that I threw into the yard were on Are; a lamp ma waa burning on the mantel-piece in Maria'a room, when I entered; before the Coroner came, my wife picked up the razor and handed it to CapL Bowker; I did not feel of the body, andde not know if it waa warm; dont know if Maria bad a watch, or braceleta; never apokwta Tirrell; Maria never exhibited any uneaainoaa while with me; did not obeerve that the ear of deceaaed waa torn, but aaw the ear-ringa which were found; whan called to the room on Sunday evening, Maria and Tirrell were con vening pleaeantly; cant deacribe the noiae I beard in tbo morning; it aeundod like a atiAed acre am, and ahorily ly won ( after my wife called me; a neraon ruehing from amoke might make auch a noiae; I Judged from Maria'a anxiety, aba waa very deairoua of hearing from tho peraon to whom ahe addreeaed tho letter that I carried; knew that Friecilla Bleed had the reputation of being a bod wo man; know nothing particular; a friend rial ted her at my houae. Brxthena Lawrbwcb, aworn? My huabend'aname la Joel Lawrence ; live in Cedar lane, aometimea called Mount Vernon Avenue ; have lived there eleven year* ; have known Maria Bickford about two yean; aome timea ahe went by the name of lohnaon; ahe waa at my houae eight or nine weeka ; ahe waa at my houae on Sunday, 38th October; no one viaited her but Albert J. Tirrell; he waa in the Court room tbla morning-there be aita now?(pointing to tho priaoner;) he viaited her frequently, and I think he came every night ^ aaw him with Maria on Sunday about 4 o'clock, P.M.; ana waa ait ting on the aide of the bed dreaied in (ilk; ahe called me to enquira who told me eomething that Ellen had aaid ; aaw them again at tan minutea paat 9 in Maria'a room ; priaoner waa (tending near the aoor with hia hat aa hie head ; ehortly after I went to bed; tho next morn ing I heard a little noiae like a acream, and aoon after heard a fall; on hearing the fall 1 got up ; the acream I thought waa in the other houae; then heard a peraon come down ataire who dipped down one or two etopa, and then heard him open the outride door ; when get ting to tho ataire I found bod clothea on tire; pulled them down, and Mr. Lawrence helped mo put thorn Into the yard; then wont into her room?Maria'a room, and a light waa burning on tbo mantel piece ; it waa ao j amoky I could not aee ; then Mr. Bowker ceme ; picked j up a razor from the Aoor and gave it to Mr. Bowker ? [ i he razor waa ahown to witneaa, and ahe identiAed it ] 1 never heard any angry language between them; eew a letter which wae aent to priaoner, but don't know where It waa aent. [Witneaa identiAed tbo voat] Crea* fxeimiwii- Maria oame to my bouee alone about two yeare ago; ber huobuad oame aeverai timea to aee her; when ahe came to my bouee tbo loet time ahe celled hereelf Maria JohnaoD, end hae been known aa MaiH Welch: ber huahund came with her baggage the le<t tin e; *i'e then wenl away and aaid aba aaagoiug to id ahe I " * I New Bedford or aomewhere; when nbe ratuinv^^^^H a carpet beg; (be eaid no one waa to come and aee bar but bar hatband; the never sold mo any thing; eaid tbo would pay me when her huebond oame; her huabond oaxMWlth her to my bouee throe montka befere; don't know that her husband wn tnr known u Ciiiinw; it wm alter Mr. Lawrence had conveyed a lattar to pri ?oner that he called npon Maria ,no one slept in the room immediately under deceased that night; my brother,Hen ry Lunt, had occupied it; my niece, Mary Ann Rice,slept with me;the noise I heard in the yard was a stilled noise, as thouga a person had just escaped from the smoke; am sure the noise came from the person who came down stairs and went out the front door. To ike Couri.?1 know it was the same person,becanse no one else was there to make it; the smoke was very thick when I got out of my room, and a great blaze on the top of the stairs; I nerer bare kept a house of ill fame. PaisciLLA Blood, sworn.?I hare known Maria Bick ford about three years; she came tomy house three years ago at the corner of Oak and Ash streets; 1 know Albert J. Tirrell, and that is the gentleman (pointing to the pri soner;} Maria reeaired a letter and met him on Tuesday Srerious to her death in Hancock street; 1 was iotro uced to him on Wednesday in her room; on Sunday af ternoon I heard some angry words between 'hem, and prisoner called her some some hard and improper names; j at the tea table Maria asked me if 1 heard any noise in her room, and I said yes, a noise like quarrelling; she said she liked to quarrel with Albert,she had such a good time in making up; I wa* waked up in the morning by a heavy fall; pretty soon 1 heard some one run down stairs, open the door, and then a kind of screech; I can't describe the noi>e; I then saw flames rush under my door; I was frightened, and commenced to dress myself ; i heard Mr. Lawrence say that Maria was burning to death; I cant tell the time exactly; she received some letters?one (root Albert De Wolf, who she said was Al. beit J. Tirrell. On Thursday I saw prisoner looking at some letters in Maria's room, and he threatened to make her repent of what she had done. [Witness identified the vest, saying that Maria asked her how she liked Al bert's taste for a vest J Croii-examined? It was between three and feur o'clock on Thursday afternoon, when they had the quarrel about the letters; he had the vest on him whsn she ask ed me how 1 liked it; he brought her a new pair of shoes on Thursday, and in the evening he cut them up; I have no doubt but he staid with her that night; I have been known by the name of Ellen Wood-, I was keeping house at the corner of Oak and Ash streets, about three years ago, when Maria called to see me with Miss Oreenleaf; I was sick then with the influenza; I after- j wards saw her in Fruit street Court; when she came to | Lawrence's she was alone; the last time I ever saw -VI- ! bert J. Tirrell was on Sunday evening, previous to Ma- j ria'a death, until I see him now; never saw him till she ! introduced me on Wednesday. [The prisoner kept his eyes Hied upon this witness with the most intense scrutiny, ell the time she was npon the (tend] * * * * * * i Thkodobk P. Bowaca, sworn ?Lived at corner of j Charlaa and Pinckney streets in October last; I am a member of the Are department; about 5 o'clock on Mon day morning 1 heard an alarm of Are, and got up; went to Mr. Lawrence'! f use, and on the way I met a man who said I was lute, as tbo fire was out. The gate lemliDg to the vacant lot was open; 1 entered the entry and Lawronro said the tiouble was over, and the lire >ut. I told him I thought there was fire up stairs. He aid >o. i 1 told me not to go up. I started and he fol lowed mo. I found fire rushing out of the closet, and called for water to put it out. I hallooed very loud for water, and alter ubout five minutes Lawrence's son brought a bucket of wetor, which I threw upon the fire, en I sent him for more. There was a pretty strong blaze coming out of the cloeet. Mr. Haton then came to my assistance. I left the room, and Mr. Hatch accidentally closed the door upon himself. 1 came beck aoon and liberated him. Lawrence then attempted to go into the room, but returned, saying the smoke was so thick ha could not stay. He told me where the window was, and 1 went in and opened it. In coming from the window 1 stum bled over an object which I thought waa somebody lying on the floor: it nearly threw me down; 1 ran out and got a light,and round a dead body on the floor.with the throat cut so as to expoae the bone ; the body had nothing on but a chemise, which wee drawn up oc the breaat; did not feel of the body to see if it was warm; pretty soon two watchmen came, and the coroner, and one of them picked up a razor : (witness identifisd a razor as the one picked up:] I told Lawrence to cover up the body, end he took a sheet from the bed, which fell heavily, as though it was saturated with blood; did not notice blood on the floor, as though it came from the wound. Cron-rxamintd.?It was three to five minutes after I heard the alarm before 1 got to the houae; the men 1 met said?"Mr. Fireman, you are too late?the fire is out;" ?aw a wagon with a man in it standing on the corner of Charles street and the vacant lot; the man I met was going towards the wagon, and coming from tho direction of Lawrence's ; could not recognize him ; the first per son I sew was Lawrence, end he said thera had been a little fire, but il was all oat in the yard; nothing bat some clothes; I sew smoke coming down stain, induced ma to go up ; Lawrence requested me not to go up, end then followed me: he was net dressed; there was no fight burning In tie room ; r am mfWffiM wWtf T want in to open the window, I should kave noticed a lamp if there had been one ; one lamp stood on tha mantel un lighted. [Witness here described the room, and the ?Ute ia which he found it?also the position of tha body, which was similar to tha testimony of the other wit nesses ] Jamks F. Fi-llam, sworn.?Is a stable keeper In Bow doin square; 1 was called up by one of my men, (Oliver Thompson) who said a gentleman wanted to see me; 1 came down stairs, and Mr. Tirrell waa there, and he said he had got into trouble; said somebody came into his room and tried to murder him; said he wanted me to car ry him away or send a man with him; he did not say any thing about a men or e women; Tirrell has frequently hired horses of me; be left a law minutes and then came back, and I sent a man away with him in a covered wagon; the men came back with the wagon about half past 10; did not see a Mr. Britton then; have seen Maria Bickfoid ride with Tirrell; he always paid for teems when ha hired them; I holieve Tirrell said that that the house was on fire; think 1 lean swear ha did; 1 have ?worn before that be aald the house was on fire; have known prisoner three or fear months; have seen him ?even or eight times in that period with Maria Bickford; think be waa very fond of her; ho told me that his wife lived in Weymonth. Olivrh Thompson, sworn.?Was in Mr. Fnllam's em ploy in October last; got up abont A o'clock; before I came to the door heard a rap at the door, end asked who was there; he eald e friend; said he wanted> hone; gave the name of Garrett or Gerald, or some such name; don't remember; I spoke to Mr. Fullam, and he told me to har neaa e horse and drive the gentleman out of town: can not swear that I have seen the man since; dont know that prisoner is the man; drove him to Weymouth; be first told me to drive him to South Boston, end then gave me directions which way to go; eaid be was going to bis wife's tether's; he got out at a small white houae in a piece celled Weymouth; he told me that he had got into, or was like to get into e scrape, and was going out home; told me to drive ss feat as convenient without in juring the horse: it was a covered wagon, but the sides were rolled up; ne occupied the back seat; when we got to South Boston 1 put tne sides down because it was cold; did not see any one at the houee; he went into the back way; I cannot recollect the name he gave me at the stable; sew no appearance of alarm man if as ted by the gentleman. Mas. Platira G. Hatch, sworn.?Lived In Mount Vernon Avenue in October last, in the same block with Lawrence; was awoke between 4 and A o'clock on the morning of the 37th October, by a noise; could not tell from what direction the neise came; thought it sounded like a woman baing whipped by har husband, a strang ling noise; soon heard more noiee, and woke nyr bur band. We then sew the fire; have seen Albert J. Tir rell once: saw him on Saturday morning, 3AUt October, coming from Mr. Lawrence's house. [Tho vest was shown to tbo witness, but she declined (wearing to its Identity ] Tho Croat-examination of this witness elici ted nothing of interest. Mas. Arr Hatch, sworn.?Live in tho same block 1 with Lewrenoe, but a house between us; was awakened by a screech or scream on the morning of the 37th. Thie witness appeared to know very little about the matter. Wm P ATrrRioi sworn -1 slept in the front chamber in Lawrence'* home, on the nignt of the 36th of October laat: we* awakened between 4 and A o'clock In the morn ing by Are coming under the door: 1 opened the aoor and found a pile ol bed clothe* against the door on Are ; rolled them up, aad then threw them down stair* ; then took what thing* 1 had in my room and went down (taira; Mr*. Lawrence itood on the ttair* below me; did not *ee the body of decoMed. Crtu rmmined?l rolled the clothe* np to pot the Are out; wm not up before Mr*. Lawrence, a* *he had been up *ome timo. Fbanci* MeeairitLP iworn?Am an oAlcer ; went to Weymouth on the day of the murder, with Mr. Oeo. L. Coelidge and Thompson ; started about 1 o'clock ; we went after Tlrrell; Mr. Ceolidge searched the ioskle of the house where he stopped, and I watched outside. Cress taamintd? I knew that a warrant wm out against him for adultery, but did not know he WMjonder bonds to keep the peace : Thompson went out with n?, because he had taken out Tirrell. At seven o'clock the court adjourned to 0 o'clock to morrow. The court room wm crowded throughout the day, and m the trial progresses the excitement Mem* to in ereass. Affairs ra Cental Amxxica.?From Ecuador we are happjr to perceive that after three consecu tive days and nights of balloting by tha Congrass, a President, Don Vicente Hamon Hoca, aad a Vice Presi dent, Don Pablo Merino, heve been si so ted. The chances of wer with Now Granada remain about the seme. The secretary of the Hacienda of Venezuela, to whose report tho President commended the attention of Congreee, in his message, at its recent opening, hM recommended the complete revision of the tarifl of '41. Ho says la substance that " the Eaecntive (or govern ment), wishing to piece beiore Congress statistics, facts and information in respect to tho operation of this law [the tariif act of '4IJ, which it ia gauerally desired may ba reformed, and which reform it ia hoped may be ob tained this seasion, hM procured data mm the variona custom houses, which will be laid before Congress either in a despatch or a printed report, as may be do sired." There ia ae denbt hut that the government is thoroughly convinced of tho greet inequality and injus tice ot tho oroMnt act, and desire to eee it remedied ; but bow for H will bo able to control Congress for tkia purpose remains to he seen. We hope for tho best. There hM been the most extreme scarcity of money bore, in coimequence of tho stoppage of ell discount, by both banks, some months since. The tightness o the money market re terrible. Twe end three per e?n* per month is regularly paid here, end in Valencia lire rer cent hoe b?ou paid by homes thoroughly noun 'er a fow months' accommodation. Any reasonable i mount of money could be used in discounting the best cf paper, ot from a to 4 per coot. Tho weiet ia, that there sppeere te bo a# prospect of en early resumption of dtooount* by the banks -Tert. CaAeiie UtUr, Fit. t7,fo U.B. - B?w? from Mexico mid TtXlla On the 2Sth alt. the L-aulature adopted an Ml providing for the election of members of Congress? the election to take place on the 3oth indent. The fe cund Congressional District is composed ot the following named counties; [of course ali the other counties an in the Firet District;] Tlx : Robertson, Brazos, Montgo mery, Harris, Oalresten, Brazoria, Kort Bend, Matagor da, Jackson, Victoria, Austin, Colorado, Fayette, Gon zales, Travis, Bastrop, Washington, Bexar, Ueliad, Re fugio, Han Patricio and Milsn.-fi?i??it?? Cmlian. (litriiTOs, March 14th, IBM.?Our distinguished hero and atateamaa Gen Bern Houston, recently elected, al most unanimously, United States Senator for the new State, leaves here to-day on the eteam packet Alabama via New Orleans, for Washington city. 1 woe present and heard on address he delivered in the city of Henston at the request of the ci'izen* on the 11th. He was truly felioitous in his speech. Hie remarks on the Oregon question were listened to with uncommon internet. A preference foi peace was zealously aud feelingly avow ed by the orator, but at the same time he declared an un willingness to yield one inch ot the just rights of hie country in her claim to Oregon. A largo majority of the people of Texas have entire confidence in the wisdom and patriotism of General Houston, and Will acquiesce in whatever course the honor and interests of his country may causo him to feet called upon te adopt. At certain periods during the negotiations and Ucislation on our annexation to the United States, it was believed by many that (ton. Houston was opposed to the measure. I was of that number, but I am now satisfied that my opinions wore erroneous. As you are awate, 1 was charged as diplomatic agent, with the first negotiations on that sub ject, and I do know that tharo was not a mora xealona advocate for the success oi the negotiation, in or out of Texas, than General Houston. 1 believed at the time Gov. Henderson was appointed to join Mr. Van Zaudt, at Washington City, in 1B43. to propose a treaty lor annexing Texas to the United States, that (Jen. Houeton was opposed to it, and wrote to my deceased friend (Jov. Gilmer to that effect, and stated to Gov. Henderson that 1 had thus written. Gov. Hender son assured me that 1 had done Oen Houston injustice; that he conld assure me that Geo. Houston was a zeal ous advocate of the treaty and of annexation; whereupon I immediately corrected my previous representations to Gov. Gilmor. The tresty was made. The action of the Senate of the United States upon its ratification is matter ot history. Gen. Houston's public policy and diplomacy as President of the Republic of Texas, subsequent to the rejection of the]treaty, again leJ me to believe that ho was opposed to the union of Texas with the United States, and I communicated this belief to aome of my friend* in this ceuntry and tha United States; but being now satisfied that his running opposition was for the Jiurpoae ol facilitating and accomplishing the groat ob ect, and that ha has boon sincere in his wishes and ex ertions for annexation, I feet that 1 am doing only an act of justice in writing to you and other friends in the Uni ted States, especially thoae who, like yourself, kav* ever w.rmly defended him, to correct any aironeous opinions against Gen. Houston which I may have, in connexion with others, aided to create to his prejudice. MEMUCAN HUNT. San Antonio, March 5.?The Apachoa and Camanchea hare completely raked down the Mexican frontier, car rying their ravagoe tar into the interior. They indeed occupy at thia moment, aome of tho moat valuable Kmei rnJmt in tho province of Dnrango. A gentleman who had reaided for the laat Are yeara in Duraago bringa thia aewa, and alao aaya that there are no troopa of any consequence on the frontier, and that a largo portion of the inhabitana will hail with joy the proaonoo of tho American force on the Rio Grande?Corretpondnut aj If. O. JrfftrIonian. % We copy tho following catalogue of reporte from, and about Mexico, Irom the Corpaa Chriati Gazrtit. Aa the GaztU* aaya, theae repotta era mostly founded upon doubtful authority; though the boat at hand. Some of them may be wholly true, and othora totally without foundation. They are all, perhaps, at beat, greatly colored and exaggerated from the distant and imperfect aourcea through which th.y are derived; and yet they ail probably hare aome foundation in fact, however alight it may be in moat of the oaaea. How ever. the Gaztttt'a reaerrationa are. auAcient without any in addition from us:? There are numeroua reports which have been brought in from towna on the Rio Orande, within the laat fonr days, for the truth of which we cannot answer?as they are made by Mexicans, some of whom are known to bo hostile to the United States and Texas. And wo are bound to atate, that in tho abaence of any official informa tion on the subject, we are induced to notice those re ports, aimply because Mexicana who are friendly to the United States, and Americans who have soete knowledge of Mexican affairs, believe them to be substantially oor rect. We give them without other confirmation, and onr readers must estimate their proper value. The substance is aa follows-.?It ia said that there are now at or near Point Isabel 000 men under the command of Gouarat* Metta and Garcia?that they era eriatlogO breastwork and making other necessary preparations for the defence of the place,?that General Caaatao ie at the Salt Lakes, at the junction of the roads which lead from Matamoraa and Reinosa to San Patricio en the Nueces, about one-third of the distance from the former to the latter place, with about 400 men under kia com mand. That Col. Saveriego, with 900 men, had;taken position on tho Hal Colorado, about midway between San Isabel and the Salt Lakes, where the road connect ing those places crosses the river. That Gen. Ampudia had been appointed by Paredes, commander in chief el the Army of the North, and that he had left San Luis de Potosi, and was expected to arrive on the Rio Orande somewhere about the 1st of March. It ie reported that he is making forced marches, and baa under hia com* raand from three to four thousand troopa, infantry, cavalry and artillery. It ia said that Gan. La Vega had left Monterey for Comergo with 2000 men, and was daily expected at the latter plaoe, and R la also said ha wauld join Gan. Canales at the Salt Lakes, it ia alao reported that at the time Capt. Hardee was at, or opposite Point Isabel, some two or three weeks since, there was about 100 of the commission party encamped en the Matamoraa road, twojleagues from Point Isabel. It ia reported that the object of ins Mexican Government in posting Gen eral* Mejia, Garcia, Canalaa, and Col. Saveriego, en this side the Rio Orande, was simply to forts a case for negotiation with the United States, showing that they had military occupation of the territory between the Nueces end the Rio Grande, and that they had bean forced to retreat before, or had bean driven waat from the Rio Grande by tho advance of the United State* Army. I n this view of the case, no lighting is anticipated. But it is also thought by others, that this march of the Generals Ampudia and La Vega indicates a determina tion in tho Mexican government to reinforce the troop* on this aide of the Rio Orande.with the view of disputing the advance of the American Army, end that a battle will eneue whenever and whatever the opposing forces moat each other. So Ear as regards the movements of the Mexi can troopa those are the reports mad* by trader* and traveller* from tho town* on the northern frontier. A* we have before remarked, w* cannot vonch for their accuraoy, but ',we believe in the possibility, and oven probability of their being substantially true. Should their truth or falsehood be confirmed shortly altar my paper goes to press, an extra will ha issued, announcing what wo know to be facta. A rumor of another kind has for the last month bean in general circulation in Mexico, Texas end tho United States,'. Iz? that the Northern States of Moxioo, consist ing of Tamauiip**, Nnovo Leon, Coebniin, and portions of the State* of Zacateces and San Louis de Potoal, war* about to declare tneir independence of Monico, and Uke Yucatan, form a separate independent nation, with n go vernment modelled after that of the United States w* have hitherto ret rained j fiwm making any direct allusion to this subject, not because w* were Ignorant of its ex istence, or of tho entiro plan upon which It was proposed to carry it oat, but because we wore anxlona not to com promise the the individuals who ware principally inter ested in its success,byiteo precipitate mention of th* sub ject. That auch a report was founded in fact there novur did exist a doubt. Whether th* Northern State* have declared their independence or not, w* have yet to loam ?but if no "untoward event" has occurred to prevent it, or occasion delay, the event haa taken place. W* can not, however, bnt bo aware that the preeenoe of Gene ral* Ampudia, La Vega, and Woll upon th* Rio Grande, with 6000 regular troops, may hare postponed thia In tended movement Not knowing what affect may have been produced by th* presence of thia ferae, w* hava thought it Just toward all parties to mfraln tram giving publication to tha "Proclamation," and th* "Orders" which accompanied it, nntii tha next arrival from th* frontier. The host possible evidence of tho exlstooco of these documents is to be found in the fact, that wa have a printed copy of them In oar possession.? Galruton 0? riiian, I III inat. [From the New Orleans Picayune, March 17.] We learn verbally, tnat a Mexican who waa tha bear er of despatches from Mr. Sebatzel! at Matamoraa, to Oon. Ta> lor at Corpus Cbrlatl, had boon shot by the authorities at the former place, en hi* return. It Ie alao raid that a.ooo Mexican troops era stationed there. There was e rumor in town yesterday, to tha aflhet, that Mr. Slidell himself bad boon thrown late prison, but this undoubtedly took its rise from the above, should It turn out that Mr. Schatzoll haa really boon Incarcerated at Matamoraa, Gan. Taylor cannot ranch tha vicinity of that city with too greet speed. Wo have heard of several overt acta committed by th* Moxlcana of late?on* of which waa th* shooting of n young Am sat oon trader, named Burney, at Parate, on tho principal ground that he wa* in Taxaa during bar early struggle for liberty end now it ia stated that on* of onr Consols has bean thrown into prison, on no other plea than that he has been in correspondence with Oon. Taylor. Wo have said so often that onr government shenld come to eras* understanding with Mexico-should have a full and final settlement with her of all dlMculUee?that w# have be come sick cf tha subject. Granted that Mexico is weak, powerless-yet no one can allow a snsfilng puppy to no continually snapping at his heels without kicking him out ot tho way at last. Gk*. Houstoji m New 0*lxaw?Among Urn passengers by the Alabama, waa Gen. Houston, new on his way to Washington. ** U: * He vii ieeo in onr ygtlipoty witn I Mwmi blanket on. and attracted notin little a IMki. J** not hear anything of Gen. "?? may probablygo on. by the Red river route, a* his mat deuce ie in Eeeieni Ttiii- Ma 0? ^leeyiMe* I ixNTxrcrrVK Fiu at Malou*.?The cotton fartorv of Magill and Green, at Malone, Franklin county, was totally ooneumed an tha night of th* ISth In,. The fir* was set accidentally by a flam lantern, Wlth which ? young man was at work. Failing to ex tinguish it himself, he ran to Mr. Green, who slept ta the factory,but the Samoa spread too rapidly far resist ance. ..The lose ia estimated at MO,000, on whtoh thorn was aa insurance of 016,000. A Mutual Company m Franklin county had #9,000, and a Beaton ttoftof #14,0(0??ti#ewy Meaning Jutmsl

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