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TEE TRIAL OF DR. BERNARD.
(FROM THE DISPATCH OP APBIL 25.)
Our latest edition of last week contained
the summing-up of Lord Campbell, and the
verdict on Saturday laBt.
The prisoner, when the learned Judge hod concluded, rose from his seat and advanced to the front of the dock, and said, in a very ex- cited manner, " I deolare that the balls given by me to De Georgl, and which were conveyed by him to Brussels, were not the same that were afterwards taken to Paris, I have not produced any evidence upon this point, be- cause I am not in the habit of compromising persons. I also declare that I am not a hirer of assaBBins. Rudlo, upon his trial in France, declared that I did not induce him to join in the affair ; and he stated, with MB own mouth, that he had himself applied to Orslnl to be allowed to join bim. Tho blood of the victims of tho 14th of January is not on my heart. AB to conspiring, it is true I have conspired to crush despotism everywhere ; I have done EO, and I ever will do so.
The jury then retired ot twenty minutes to
At 4 o'clock they returned into Court, and their names having been called over, Mr. Clark, the Clerk of Arraigns addressed them, and inquired whether they had agreed upon
The Foreman replied: " We have."
Mr. Clark: "How say you, gentlemen? Ia the prisoner at the bar guilty or not guilty?"
The Foreman of the Jury: "We find the prisoner Not Guilty."
The moment the verdict was delivered, there was a tremendous burst of cheering in the Court. The ushers called out " Silence," and did their utmost to repress the disorderly proceeding, bnt it was of no avail. The
Judges appeared quite amazed at the ebulli-
tion nf ffipllntr.
When the cheering had partially subsided the prisoner came in front of the dock, and in an excited manner exclaimed, " That ver- dict is the expression of the truth. I am not gnilty, and that verdiot Bhows that in Eng- land there will always be a determination to ciush tyranny wherever it may bo found." When the prisoner had concluded the cheer- ing KOB renewed.
Mr. Simon said there was another charge of wilful murder against the prisoner, arising cut of the same circumstances, and he wished to know what course the Attorney-General proposed to take respecting it.
The Attorney-General sold that as the second charge rested entirely upon the same evidence that had been adduced in support of the present indictment, he did not fool that he ought to proceed with it after the verdiot the jury had given in the present case.
The prisoner was then arraigned upon the fécond indictment, which charged him with tbe wilful murder of Eugene Regneur, and
he was called upon to plead.
The prisoner at first did not appear to understand the proceedings; but, upon Mr. Sleigh, one of MB counsel, informing him that it waa merely a formal matter, he said, "lam not guilty," and he was then given ia charge to the jury.
The Lord Chief Justice, addressing- the jury, said, that as no evidence was offered by tbe prosecution, the jury had nothing to do but to say that the prisoner was not guilty.
'lhe jury accordingly returned a verdict of
The scene during these proceedings was most extraordinary: the cheering in the Court was taken up by the crowd outside, who had been anxiously awaiting the termi- nation of the proceedings, and lasted for several minutes. Every one in the galleries stood up ; the female portion of the audience waved their handkerchiefs, and the male their hats, and there was altogether a scene of excitement rarely, if over, witnessed in a court of justice.
The jury were then discharged, and this concluded the business of the Special Com- mission. The indictment against the pri- soner for misdemeanor will be tiled ia the Court of Queen's Benoh,
On TueBday, Mr. Edwin James moved in the Court of Queen's Bench for a writ of habeas corpus to bring up Bernard for the purpose of being admitted to hail. After some discussion the writ was made return- able at the rising of the Court,' when Ber- nard appeared and entered into his own re- cognizances of £1,000, and found two suretie3 in £600 each. The bail were Mr. John Epps, M.D., of Great Russell-street, Bloomsbury, and Mr. Peter Stewart, of Dutton Lodge, near Warrington, Lancashire.
Loan HANDraiDE, one of the Judges of the Court of Sessions, died on Sunday, the 17th April, at his biother-in-law's seat, Kennet House, Olackmsnnanshire. His death creates a vacanoy on the Scottish bench.
A STATUTE of Dr. Isaac Watts is about to be placed in the pabilo park just formed in his native town of Southampton. Mr. Gull leaume, the architect, who has laid out the park, has resolved upon paying for the statue by means of a penny subscription amongst the Sunday-school children throughout the kingdom, to whom Watts' hymns for ohtldren