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April 2. Commenced in earnest following the courts. M. Demetz called for me at nine o'clock in the morning, and conducted me to that venerable pile where the courts convene,—the ancient residence of the kings,—the Palais de Justice. I went into the different court-rooms, but finally rested for the day in the Cour d'assises, where M. Demetz himself was to preside as one of the judges. There were three judges on the bench, habited in black robes, with high black caps with a gold band. The arrangement of the court was not materially different from that I had already seen at Versailles. The room was old and venerable, and the ceiling was painted by one of the celebrated artists of France.

Zzz A B C, the three judges at a circular table, raised considerably above the level of the court.

D, Procureur-General at one end of the same table.

E, greffierat the opposite end.

F, accused and gendarme.

G, counsel of accused.

H H, the jury.

I I, huissiers.

K, place where the witnesses stood when giving testimony.

L, stove.

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