18 MAY 1867, Page 3

• Mr. Jefferson Davis has been released on a writ

of Habeas 'Corpus from a Virginian Court, and held to bail. He will probably not be tried, and has in fact escaped with an imprison- ment of two years, not a tenth of the penalty we are inflicting on the Fenian for doing very weakly what he did very strongly. One effect of this release will be to make Fenian executions impossible, and we perceive Burke and Doran have been already Tespited. In France, Mr. Davis would have been sent to Cayenne ; in Germany, shot as soon as captured ; in Italy, imprisoned for life.