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rd by the District Attorney--i.e., the public prosecutor." We have already expressed a deliberate opinion upon the case of the Hiawatha and upon the judgment of Judge Betts, and we have no doubt that the comments of our correspondent on the conduct of the proceedings are quite accurate. Judge Betts rested the case upon the rigJudge Betts rested the case upon the right of the President to proclaim a blockade, and on the duty of all men to obey such proclamation. It is for this that the judgment in question has received the applause of the New York Press, as not only able, but "patriotic." This is a new term as applied to a judicial decision, and is no doubt understood in America, if not here. It means that Judge Betts has done the wish or bidding of those who appointed him. We did not require to be told, as our correspondent tells us as the result of his personal experience, that "there is an obvious, an avowed eagerness on the part of the officials and judicial authorities to condemn British ship upon any possible le