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Commonwealth vs. Sears. --This case will come up to-day before the County Court of Chesterfield, sitting as an examining court. As we have hitherto neglected to publish them, we take this occasion to state the facts developed before Justice Snellings, of Manchester, who sent the defendant on to the County Court for examination. It was proved that Sears, who is a Pennsylvanian, obtained license on the 10th of July last to marry the widow of Geo. Tuckar. Previous to the celebration of thee one in which the toddy had been mixed, was picked up near the house, having been thrown away. A post mortem examination of the body of the deceased showed strychnine, or traces of it, in the stomach. Sears will be examined to-day on the charge of willfully, maliciously and feloniously causing the death of his wife by administering strychnine, or other poison, to her. If sent on by the examining court, his final trial will take place in the Circuit Court of Chesterfield at its next sitting.