13 DECEMBER 1856, Page 9

The controversy about " Railways and Revolvers in Georgia "

seems now to be fairly settled ; and the Times has provisionally consigned the writer to his proper place. A few days back, the Leading Journal pub- lished a letter by Mr. Cuyler, the President of the Central Railroad in Georgia since 1842, and Mr. Molyneux, the English Consul, bearing testimony to the total falsehood of the original statement respecting the journey on the 28th August, and to the perfect safety with which ladies constantly travel under the sole protection of the guard. There has not been a single complaint of ill-treatment of passengers on the line, and but one death by accident. On this testimony, the. Times called upon Mr. John Arniwamith to explain ; and he does so in a letter published this morning. Expressing a regret at one censorious passage in his first letter, he still adheres to its statements- " I repeat, that the whole of my narrative is substantially true, and that the scenes therein described were but too real. * • * • Never think- ing to publish an account of these scenes, I did not provide myself (as I might have done on the spot) with any evidence ; nor did I inquire or learn the name and address of any of my oo-passengers, so as to obtain evidence afterwards : therefore my assertion stands unsupported. I cannot blame any one who does not believe me, nor do I desire to enforce their belief ; but, conscious of truth and of freedom from malice, I am willing to be jud." Thgede letter has this postscript—" Should I obtain any corroborative evidence, I will furnish it to you."

The Times, naturally enough, is not yet satisfied- " Mr. Arrowemith cannot surely fail to see that it is not enough to oppose the mere renewal of an affirmation to the positive testimony which has been given against him, confirmed or supported as that testimony is by the in- herent probabilities of the case. It is, of course, possible that a dozen passengers by the in,til-train tonight to Dover should separate into parties of two at Reigate, and that six should shoot six. It is also possible that between Reigate and Dover one of the surviving champions should murder a child, and throw the body out of the window. If so strange a story were told us by the most respectable man in England, we should be very much surprised, and think of that most respectable man pretty much what we are compelled to think of Mr. John Arrowamith—that he was under an hallucination."