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Father Petcherine is acquitted. The burning of the Bibles WAS

proved, but not his individual concern in the act. Dublin illumi- nated—spontaneously, or under compulsion ; for the mob received the acquittal as a triumph over the Government. The Irish press, however, has treated the subject with unusual moderation ; rather expressing satisfaction at the evidence which the trial afforded, especially in the speech of Mr. ()Wag= for the defence, that the Roman Catholics do net hold the Bible in contempt, and that they are not so bigoted or hoakile to their brother Chriptia,ms as Any have been supposed to be.