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THE RECENT ATTEMPT ON THE LIFE OF THE QUEEN. TRIAL OF THE PRISONER. Roderick McLean was tried before Lord Chief Justice Coleridge and Baron Huddleston, at Reading Assizes, on Wednesday, on the charge of high treason, but, before the trial began, its conclusion was pretty well foreseen. The Lord Chief Justice, in his charge to the grand jury, explained that assaults upon the Sovereign were 0 by the law of England high treason, and those who committed them were traitors, and that the Government were in duty bound to treat this case as such cases had been treated for the past five hundred yearsânamely, as one of high treason. A true bill was in due course found against the prisoner, and the trial was opened by Sir Henry James, who described the circumstances under which M'Lean shot at the Queen, and called evidence in support of his statement. For the defence all the facts were admitted, and a plea of insanity put in, which was fully sustained by medical men and others who had known prisoner previous to his arrest, and also by Dr. E. Sheppard, for many years Superintendent of the Colney Hatch Lunatic Asylum;. Dr. Orange, Superin- tendent of the Broadmoor Criminal Lunatic Asylum; and others. After this evidence, Sir II. James, on behalf of the Crown, admitted that the prisoner's mind was proved to be in an unhealthy state, and the Lord Chief Justice having summed up, the jury at once returned a verdict of "Not guilty," on the ground of insanity. The verdict saves M'Lean from a whipping, but he will be detained as a lunatic during her Majesty's pleasure.

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