10 MARCH 1866, Page 2

The detailed news from Jamaica, for which we had to

depend on Mr. Renter's express last week, confirms in general the view we then took. The evidence as to the flogging with cats made of " piano-wire" was explicit, because not given by the victims, but by the provost-marshal of the police-station at Bath, Peter Bruce, who said that he used only whipcord for the cats at first, but that these were objected to by one of the magistrates as being too light, and that he then used piano-wire. He said, however, that though the men were flogged with piano-wire and whipcord, the women were flogged with whipcord only, and the evidence of the only woman who asserted that she had been flogged by the wire cats broke down. This man conducted the flogging regularly from six o'clock in the morning, he said, till dark. The evidence as to the execution of Wellington by firing at him as a mark at a distance of 400 yards, under Colonel Hobbs's order, seems to have been explicit. It was said that this was ordered in order to convince the negroes that the man was not an Obeah man,' or conjuror, as they believed, but the explanation is unintelligible, and the same practice was pursued with another man not accused of Obeahism, by name Graham. The charges of cruelty of the most 'horrible End against Provost-Marshal Ramsay seem to be pouring in on all hands. Unless he can clear himself in some unexpected way, the trial, and in case of conviction execution, of Ramsay will be demanded by public opinion. Even the Times is obliged to admit, with regard to the military reprisals on the negroes, " we cannot affect to doubt that acts of detestable inhumanity have been committed by persons wearing the English uniform."