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in the habit of telling people that she carried it there, and that they had come to kill her for the sake of the money; I said to her, "No person would come into the house to murder her for the sake of the money, and expose themselves by carrying and throwing her out of the back window;" I said again, that either she or him, or both, had committed that murder; she said, "What reason would I have for killing my mother?" I said, "For the very reason that you named before, the want of the money she had on her"; she attempted no explanation of any kind whatever; she seemed as little concerned as a stranger, manifesting no feeling.

I have pantacuffs,


Dr. Richard J. Levis. here a coat, vest, loons, shirt, collar, boots, sleeve buttons, of a blanket, a door knob, a piece of floor oil cloth, two pieces of carpet, an upper set of artificial teeth, a candlestick, coal scuttle, a small clot of blood from a non-resisting substance, also a poker, all these were received from an officer for examination. Have had experience in the examination of matters of this description; in all the articles there is positive evidence of the presence of blood, except on the piece of carpet, where it cannot be traced, and on one of the metallic sleeve buttons, where it is probable blood has been. but it cannot be determined; where spots or stains cover a large extent of surface, the presence of blood is apparent to ordinary visual observation, and a low magnifying power will show it in the meshes; the blood here presents three forms: sprinkled spots. larger soaked spots, and smeared

places; the sprinkled spots indicate that the blood was in a fluid state, and scattered with uniformity; the soaked spots show that fluid blood had fallen and dried where it fell; smeared blood indicated that some substance had passed over the spot, or there was friction, or it came in contact with clots; all the process of ascertaining the presence of blood was gone through with to an elaborate degree; the blood presents the characteristics of the blood corpuscle of the mammal; the coat had sprinkled spots. larger soaked places and smeared places; there is a marked smeared place on the left side near the collar, and on the front; the soaked spot is on the right cuff of the coat-very marked; the sprinkled spots are very abundant on the front and the sleeve; counted forty-five spots on the front of the right sleeve; the vest had one marked smeared place and some evidence of sprinkles; in the examination of the coat it is evident the coat was not buttoned, as there are decided markings of blood on places that would be covered if buttoned; the pantaloons present sprinkled spots and also soiling as of blood in a diluted condition; the boots were sprinkled on their tops, and some slight staining along the edges of the soles; the two pieces of blanket are both marked with blood stains, it has no distinct form, it is decidedly blood, and has more the appearance of being smeared on the oil cloth is well marked with blood; the door knobs were marked with blood-both knobs; examined the poker last evening, found blood on it, and one grav human hair, and some fragments of wool and cotton; the blood ex

tends at least a third of the way up; the sprinkled spots might be made by jets or spattered from a body living or very recently dead, they would also be thrown from a bloody weapon; saw the spots on the wall of the building; those on the wall were sprinkled spots. Cross-examined. Man, and most of the domestic quadrupeds belong to the mammals; where a man was carrying a body where the hair was filled with blood, I think it would gravitate down and not sprinkle.

Lieut. Connelly. Was at Mrs. Hill's house the morning after the murder, between eight and nine o'clock; had a conversation .with Mr. Twitchell at the station-house; asked him if he wanted to see counsel about his case and he said he didn't think it was necessary, as there seemed to be a fatality about it; asked him how he accounted for the blood on his clothing, and he said he got it carrying the corpse in from the yard; asked him how he got the blood on his shirt, and to that he made no reply.

Cross-examined. My conversation was not the same as that referred to by Officer Howard, as Howard was not present at mine; Twitchell used the word "corpse;" he did not say "Mrs. Hill."

Officer Warnock. On the knob of the door inside I found, what appeared to be one drop of blood, the center of it appeared to have been cleaned out, but the outlines were perfect; there were some slight drops of blood on the oil cloth towards the door; they were specks, not drops; they they were inside the room, between the sofa and the door; they extended to within a very short distance of

the door; there were specks on the marble-top table standing in front of the sofa, about the center of the room; found specks on the chandelier; there were specks on the glass globes; examined the fire, it had apparently been made up freshly, and upon the top of it was a lot of ashes of burnt paper; I took some of the ashes out and saw that it had been printed matter of some kind, the only piece I could preserve I put in the dish of the candleClick-I left it there. Next went to the prisoner's room; examined the room; looked at the washbasin to see if there. were any traces of washing blood; found none; on the bureau there was a collar and a pair of cuffs with sleeve buttons in them, the sleeve buttons were marked "G. S. T.;" these were the cuffs and collars I took to Dr. Levis; took them from the house out of Mr. Hagert's hands on the 26th of November; they were still in the same room where I saw them that night; did not observe any poker there in the kitchen that night; found a long probe or rod, but not what is called a poker; this iron rod was hanging by the range; there was a poker in the dining-room; (poker with brass knob produced—not the one with blood on it:) noticed the body of Mrs. Hill that night; she had on a cap or hood, or something of that kind; it was on the head when I saw the body; her hair was not loose; it appeared to be confined by the can or hood. This bloody handkerchief I found on the floor in the kitchen, it appears like the one that was on Mrs. Hill's head that night; this towel (bloody) was got the next day, stuck on the Venetian blinds, above the hydrant; this is the

pan that was in the kitchen with bloody water in it, used in washing the head; the box is a collarbox, which I first took to the prisoner, and which I afterwards got back from him; in making my examination of the doors, windows and shutters, found no marks of violence or blood. The rear gate and shutters I found all locked and secured. I was present at the examination of Mrs. Hill's room the next day, I examined it partly that night; examined the washstand that night to see if there was any bloody water; there was no disorder there; there was a wardrobe and bureau in Mrs. Hill's room; we examined the wardrobe; one side was open, the other side was locked; there were two doors to it; inside the wardrobe there are two compartments, each door closing a distinct compartment; there were dresses and other things on the shelves, and near the top were two paper boxes; in the paper box there was $320-three $50 notes, some $10's and $5's; there was brought out at the same time a diamond cluster ring, and a pair of diamond ear-rings, also a due bill or note of Geo. S. Twitchell for $50; had a conversation with the prisoner after his arrest; went to the station-house with Officer Howard; I told him to take off his outside clothing; he took it off; examined the coat he had then on; examined his vest, and asked him how he got all that blood on it; he said by carrying Mrs. Hill in out of the yard; next examined the shirt, and asked how came this here the blood; he said he didn't know; told him to take off his boots, and he then asked me if I was going to strip him; told him not quite, that I would send

him other clothing; told him to put on his overcoat.

Cross-examined. In looking at the means of escape, did see two ash barrels in the yard, to some men it would not be easy to get on those barrels and spring over the fence; the top of the fence is more than three or four feet from the top of the barrels; the fence is about eight or nine feet to the top of the rail; did not try to see if one could stand on the barrels and reach the top.

Joseph Gilbert. Am a real estate broker; was so in 1866, at that time knew Mary E. Hill, also knew George S. Twitchell; acted as the broker for General Pleasanton in the sale of the property at Tenth and Pine streets; I sold the property for him to Mrs. Hill, about 1866, for $16,800; had several interviews with Mrs. Hill about the sale; Mr. Twitchell was present; my bargain was with Mrs. Hill; after we agreed upon terms I drew up an agreement in favor of Mrs. Hill, and handed it to Mr. Twitchell, and he said he wanted the agreement in his name, which was done; Mrs. Hill was not then present.

Mr. Mann. Was the agreement in writing? Yes, sir.

Mr. Mann. We object, then. Mr. Gilbert. That agreement I went into the hands of Gen. Pleasanton.

Mr. Mann. We ask the Court to strike this from the evidence. JUDGE BREWSTER. He has not given the contents.

Mr. Mann. The agreement will give the person in whose name it was made. We should not be at the mercy of a witness, when the paper is in existence. We ask that the jury be instructed to

disregard the evidence. Let the agreement be produced.

JUDGE BREWSTER. The words "which was done" are stricken out.

Mr. Gilbert. Mr. Twitchell objected to the agreement being in Mrs. Hill's name, and asked it to be in his name, after Mrs. Hill and Mrs. Twitchell had left; next saw Mr. Twitchell on the evening of the same day, when he called and gave me $1,000, on account of the purchase money; he said then that he wanted the deed made in his wife's name; I asked him who his scrivener was; he said he had no particular one, and I said I could recommend one, and out of a number that I named, he selected Mr. Ed. R. Jones; the following day I met him at Mr. Jones' office.

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Mr. Hagert. Had you, or had you not, up to that time communicated to Mrs. Hill the fact that the deed was not in her name? I did not converse with Mrs. Hill after the deed until July, 1868, and had no correspondence with her; Mrs. Twitchell, in the presence of her husband, deposited with me a will. That is the paper; returned it in July, 1868; I received it about the date of it, October 10th, 1866; surrendered the will at Mr. Twitchell's own request; a short time after I sold the house he came to me and said the old lady had put a large silver plate upon the door, and asked what he should do; told him he had better leave it be; at another conversation he stated that he had had a terrible time with the old lady; asked what was the matter, and he said "She accused me of robbing her:" told him he should not stay there; there were several conversations, and I always cautioned him about making such remarks, as I did not consider them to be prudent; he came on one occasion and said, that a very good thing could be made by buying the interest of the heirs of Mrs. Hill, as they could be bought for one half, or one-third at the extreme, and the old lady would not live long; he seemed to argue that she would not live long; at other times he argued that she would live long; when he was telling about his troubles, I said he had better submit, and he argued that she would live long; I said that whenever I saw her she seemed kind and pleasant, and he said: "O yes, whenever anybody is present;" he always manifested a feeling at these interviews, and I always made it a point to suppress it; he called

her "an old b- -h;" he has said that he would "kill the old bh," that was more than once; invariably I cautioned him against making such threats, and told him that he ought to leave the house if he had so much trouble; I met him daily until within six or eight months ago; met him when he kept horses in Tenth street, near Walnut; these conversations would occur on the way from the stable; several times I was compelled to pull myself away from him; stated to Mr. Twitchell that his motherin-law and Mrs. Henderson had called to see me, and that she said her daughter and he had robbed her at several times; that she placed money in the wardrobe and bureau and cupboard— $1,000 and $1,500, and parts of the money had been taken at several times; I told him I did not feel safe holding that will any longer; he said he would take the will; I declined to leave him have the will, as it was entrusted to me by his wife, and I asked for an order from his wife; he got an order and he got the will; don't think he said anything in regard to what Mrs. Hill had said.

Cross-examined. These talks about the mother-in-law were about a year ago; we used sometimes to go out riding together; I showed Mrs. Twitchell's will to Mrs. Hill; it was a will leaving her property to her husband, and not to her mother; I did not think this a betrayal of trust, as I considered it unsafe to hold the will after the fearful story Mrs. Hill had given me of this man's conduct.

Joseph Henderson. Knew Mrs. Hill for twenty-six years; she was Samuel Hill's widow; he

died in February, 1866. Mr. and Mrs. Twitchell had been married about a year at the time of Mr. Hill's death; was her agent after the death of Mr. Hill, and visited her at Tenth and Pine sts. several times. Mrs. Hill and Mr. Twitchell appeared to be friendly until July last; called at Mrs. Hill's residence the latter part of July. Mr. Twitchell was present at one of the interviews. He came in after the interview, in a very excited state, his wife going for him, and asked why I came there, making a disturbance in the family, and said, “I give you ten minutes to get out of this house." I told him I was in no hurry. He said I had better attend to my business, and gave me ten minutes more. He said if I didn't go, he would take me out with a police officer. Told him that would be a better way. The last payment I made to Mrs. Hill, was the Friday before the murder, two hundred and seventy-six dollars and sixty-five cents.

Cross-examined. I estimated her personal estate at about thirty-five thousand dollars; it was all in money. She had a life-estate in Mr. Hill's real estate. I collected the ground rents, and she collected the house rents, assisted by Mr. Twitchell. The rental for the present year, ground rents and house rents, was upwards of six thousand dollars. After her death the property went to Mr. Hill's relations. She did not deposit her money in bank to my knowledge; do not know where she kept it. The endorsement on the package of title papers is, "Title papers of premises Tenth and Pine streets, belonging to Mrs. Camilla E. Twitchell." Never saw her place her money in her bosom.

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