28 SEPTEMBER 1867, Page 2

Mr. Hamilton Hume is probably as good an advocate as

Mr. Eyre could procure, but he is not quite straightforward enough to be influential. He tried to persuade the public last week that -the admission of the deposition of the Confederate Captain Eden- borough, concerning Mr. Gordon's asserted attempt to buy an armed schooner, was resisted by the Jamaica Committee, and held up that body to censure for not desiring to take any evidence which would throw light on the truth. It now appears that the Jamaica Com- mittee had nothing to do with the matter, but that the solici- tors to Dr. Bruce and Mr. Phillips (who happen to be also solicitors to the Jamaica Committee), opposed the admission of the deposition as having no sort of bearing on their action for -damages against Mr. Eyre,—which it clearly has not, any more than on any other action for damages now pending. Mr. Phillips received 100 lashes without any trial of any kind, and was Sound 4‘ not guilty" on his subsequent trial. Dr. Bruce was imprisoned for two months, and liberated without trial. Whether Mr. Gordon saw the Confederate Captain or not, has just as much bearing on these persons' right to redress, as on the fate of Dr. Livingstone or the theory of the tides.