3 FEBRUARY 1866, Page 1

The rumour which we mentioned some weeks ago that the

cap- tain of the Tallahassee, late Confederate cruiser, had, after disarming his ship, an interview with Mr. G. W. Gordon at Kingston, Jamaica, when the latter gentleman made proposals to buy the small arms,—and the ship, too, it appears,—for service in

Hayti, has been brought up again by the ...Standard of Thursday last, which proforma to„tive th&account of he interview from the log of the ship in queation,—gesertdly amdersloodtto. be tdbe Tallahassee. Its statement is that lestlifune-7th-June is theiday given—the captain being in Kingston, was asked to call to sentri gentleman on business at Groome's dining-rooms. The gentle- man is said to have named himself as the Hon. Mr. Gordon, of the -Legislative Assembly, and to have had with him a dark mulatto, whom, he introduced as " My friend, General Profet, of -Hayti, a gallant soldier, brave as a lion." Mr. Gordon then stated that he had always been a strong Confederate, and proposed to buy the schooner, arms and all, and to have it delivered at 'Black . River (in Jamaica], but that his name. must not appear in the matter, on account of his connection with the Government. Mr. Gordon and Mr. Profet asked many questions about torpedoes, and especiallyif they oould be used in "row boats," not ships' boats. They. also wanted to know if any of the, American crew would take service where they wouldZe wellpaid. The proposal, supposed to con- cern Hayti,. was, _says the account, ultimately declined. The whole story has a doubtful character. Mr. Gordon professing himself a strong Confederate, -even as a ruse, in a .-eity -where every one knew him to be an agitator on behalf of the blacks, is not very likely. The - proposal to hire Americans, if the-pur- pose was a revolt in Jamaica, is simply absurd. The incident dates four months before the outbreak, and if authentic at-all, may have really had reference to operations in Hayti. The writer assumes that this evidence was known to the court-martial. Mao, it is very' strange that Mr. Gordon's defence nowhere even touches on it.