Newspaper of Burlington Free Press, March 29, 1839, Page 1

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N O T II K ( I. O U Y O F C S A H HUT T II E W E L F A RE OF U O fll E BY If. 13. STACY- FI1IDAY, MARCH 29, 1839. VOL. XII No. 614 SVe know not to whom credit is due far llio fid lowing lijnin, which for sublimity of llioiiglit, mtd beauty of expression, wo do not recollect to have ccn equaled. It lias been written many years. HYMN TO THE STAKS. A)C, there yc shine, and llierc Imvc jhonc, In one eternal Miour of prime, ' Each rulliiij, buiningly, nlonc. Through boundles space nnd rounlless time. Ajc I there ye shine the golden dew?, "Thai paie the icalmihy fcrnpln trod; There, through on echoing vantls diffusa The song of choral woikls to God. Ye visible spirits I In ight as ei it Young Eden's birihniglil saw yn shine, On nil her flowers nnd founlnins first . Ye tpurklcd fioin die him! divine J Yes ! bright nk then ye smiled to catch The nnuicofn sphere so f.iir, To hold your high, immortal watch, And gird your CJ oil's pavilion there. Gold frcta to dust ; yet there yc nre ; Time rols the diamond ; there c roll In primal light, ns ifrnch star En.dirluo'l an evnlasiinjr, soul. Anil do ihey not ? einccjon bright throng One all enlightening spirit own : Praised there by pure sidcrial tongues, Eternal, glorious, blest, ulouc. Could man but see what ye have seen, Unfold awhile the shrouded past, From nil dial is to what has been, The glance how rich ! the range how vast ! The binh of lime, the rise, (lie fall, Of rinpiies ; mirinds, ages, flown ; Thrones, citiw, tongues, aits, worship?, nil The tilings whose echoes aie not gone. Ye saw led Zoroaster send His soul i m u jour imslic reign ; Ye saw the ndniiiu Sabian band, The living hills hi mighty fine. Heneaih his liluc and beaming sky, He worshipped at jntir lofty shrine, And dtemed he saw wiih gifted eye, '1 he godhead, in his woiks divine. And theic jo shine, as if to mock The children of an earthly sire : The sioitn, the boll, the f'nr;h(uake's shork, The red volcano's cat'racl fire, Drought, famine, plague, and blood, and flame, All naluie's ilN, and life's woist woes, Are naught lo von ; yc smile the same, And scorn aiike their dawn and close. Aye ! there yc i oil, emblems sublime 'Of Him whose Spirit o'er us moves, Bcjond the clouds of grief nnd crime, Still shining on the world he loves. Nor is one scene to mortals given, That more divides the soul and sod, Than you proud heraldry of heaven, You burning bluzoniy of God. From the N. York Sunday Morning News. THE OLD CLOCK. Tho following- elory was first published in the Sunday Morning JVetcs five or six weeks ago, and il lias been republished in tho same excellent paper thrco times. A poetical version of it has been published in the Expositor; and it has been drnmniiscd and played with succoss at ono of the prin cipal theatres. It i3 substantially true, in oil rcspecls. The cily blades have return cd I he landlord's pocket-book, with an ac knowledgement that they lost the longer "HEIIE SHE GOES THERE SHE IJOKS Some years ngo there enmo to this country a family from England, which settled on the upper part of this island, and opened a public house. Among their chattels was an old clock which thry prized more for it age than its actual value, although it had told the hours for years on years with the most commendublo fidelity. This clock is now situated in ono of the privato parlors of the house, nnd many a time has il been the theme of remark in consequence' of its eolemn antique exterior. A few doys since, about Jusk, a couple of mad wags drove up to the door of the hotel, seated in n light and beautiful wag on, drawn by a superb bay horse. They on ng out ordered tho octler to pn y every attention lo the animal, and to stable liitn for the night. Entering tho hotel, they toEscu cj It a glass 01 wine a piece, bcmnutli cd a cigar, and directed the landlord to provido the best game supper in his power Thero was o winsome look in the counten ance of the elder a bright sparkling in his eyes which occasionally lie hall closed in a Btylo that gavo him tho air of 'a knowing one,' and a slight curving of the corners of the mouth, that showed Ins ability to enjoy, wnue nis wnoic oemoanor mauo every acute observer sure ot his ability lo nerno trate a joke. Now and then, when his lips parted and ho ran his fingers through his hair with a languid expression, it was evi dent ho was cnger to be at work in his vo cation thai of a practical joker! Tho other was a dapper young man, olihough different in appearance, yet with features which indicated that his mind was well fit ted to be successful copartner with his mate, and a dry pun or gravely delivered witticism was frequently worked off with an air of philorophy or unconcern that gavo him at onco tho credit of being a first rate wit. Supper on the table, these two Van kecfl wcro not dull os a couplo generally will bo at tabic, but made mirth and laugh ter and wit for their companion?, and as wino in his parti-colored (lowered robes pre sided, thero was a 'set out tit lor a prince and his aeociates. The Yankees ato and drank, and wcro right merry, when tho old family clork whirred and whizzed as the hammer on the bell struck one, two, three, four, five, six, Fcvcn, eight, nine, ten, eleven, twelve! Tho elder looked up at tho old monitor before him, stuck his elbow on thu table and looked again steadily for a ruin, ulo, and then laughed out heartily, awaken ing the waiter, who was just dozing by tho window eill. 'What in the tin mo of Momus arc you laughing at ?' nsked the dapper Ytinkcc, a? he cnsl his eyes now over and around him st;lf to BfCcrtain where the zoht of the joke wns concealed. The elder winked slyly, nnd yawning lazily, slowly raised tho fore finger of his right hand nud applied it gracefully to his nose. The dnppjr man understood the hint. Oho ! I understand no you don't come over this child ! waiter, another botllo of chnmpnignc!1 Tho servant left t ho room and our heroes inclining themselves over the table, held a long conversation in o low tone, when the elder of the two niscd his voice, and with an air of satisfaction ex claimed : 'Clocks always go it !' Then both cautiously roso from their chairs, and advancing to the clock, turned the key of the door and looked within, the elder, in a half enquiring, half decided manner saying Won't it ?' Tho waiter was on tho sloirs, nnd they returned to their seats in a trice, as ifnoth. ing happened both scolding the waiter, as he filtered, for being so lazy on his errand. Having heard the clock strike one, they were shown to their bed;!, where they talked in a subdued tone, and finally sank to sleep. In the morning they wore early up, and ordered their horse to bo harness ed and brought to the donr. Descending to the bar-room they nsked for their bill, and with becoming promptitude paid tho amount duo over to tho bar keeper. The elder perceiving the landlord through the window, placed his arms upon the bar, and in a serious lonccnquircd of I he bur, keeper if ho would dispose of the old clock. Thu ynuogman hesitated he know not what to answer. The old clock seemed to him such a miserable piece of furniture thai ho had an impression that it might ns well bo his as his employer , yet he could not compre hend why such a person should want such a hideous nrticle. While ho was attempt ing to reply, the good natured landlord entered, ond the question was referred to him for on answer. I wish to purchaso that old clock up stairs ( Will you sell it ?' asked the cider Yankee, while the youngur lighted a cigar, and cast his eye over the columns of the Sunday Morning Nows, which lay upon the table. The landlord who had set no real value upon the clock except as an heirloom, began lo suspect thot it might possess the virtues of Martin Ilayward's chair, and be filled with dollars; and nl- most involuntarily, the thrca ascended the room which contained it. The fact is,' said the Yankee, 'I once won a hundred dollars with a clock like that !' A hundred dollars!' ejaculated tho land lord. Yes ! you seo there was ono like it in a room over in Jersey, ami a tuiiow uci me he could keep his forefinger swinging with tho pendulum for an hour, only saying Hero she goes, there tho noes. lie couldn't do it. I walked the money out of him in no time. You did? You couldn't walk it out of me. i n Dei you nuy uuuars 1 can uo 11 on the spot !' 'Done,' cried the Yankee. The c ock struck eight, and with his back to the table and the duor, the land lord propped into a chair Here eIio goes, there she goes!' ond his (inner waved in a curve, his eyes fully fixed on the pendulum. Tho Yunkees behind mm inturrupicd 'Where s the money: Plank the money I he landlord was not to loose in that waj. Mis lori'linger slowly anil surely went with tho pendulum, and his lelt disen gaged his purso from his pocket which ho threw behind him upon thu table. All was silent. Tho dapper man at length exclaim cd Shall I deposite the money in the hands of tho bar-keeper ? Here hIic goes, there she goes !' was the onlv answer. One of the Yankees left the room. The landlord iicard him go down stairs; but he was not to be disturbed by that trick. Presently the bar keeper entered, and touching Ir.m upon the shoulder, asked Mr. 13. arc you crazy ? What arc you doing ?' Hero she goes, there she goes!' ho re sponded, his hand waving the forefinger as be(or2. The bar-keeper rushed down stairs; he called ono the neighbors nnd asked him to They ascended, and the seizing him gently by tho collar, in an imploring voice, said 'Mr. D. do not sit here. Come, come down stairs, what can possess you to sit here." Here she goes, there she goes !' was the sole reply, and the solcmon face and tha slowly moving finger Bottled tho matter lie was mad ! 'IlctJiMi,1 whispered tho friend in n low voice. 'We must go for tho dodo; The landlord was not to be duped : he was not to bo deceived, although tho whole town camo to interrupt him. 'You had better call up his wife,' ridded tho friend. 'Hero she goes, thero she goes !' repeat cd tho landlord, and his hand elill moved on. In a minute his wife entered, full of arm ny of soul. 'My dear,' eha kindly said 'look on me. It in your wife who speaks !' 'Hero sho goes, there slio goes!1 and his hand continued to go, but hie wilu wouldir go; sho would stay, and ho thought 6ho was determined to honspiro against him and make him loso tho wager. Shn wept, and sho continued 'What cause have you for this? Why doyouao? Has your wife' 'Hero sho goes, there she goes !' and his finger scorned lo bo tracing hor airy pro gress, for anything she could ascertain to tho contrary. 'My dear,' she still continued, thinking1 thai1. ho thought of his child, whom he fond ly loved, would tend to restore him, 'shall I call up your daughter ?' Hero "sho goes, there sho goes!1 the landlord ngnin repealed, hii eyes becoming more and more fixed and glazed, from the steadiness of his gaze. A slight smile, which had great effect upon the minds of those present, played upon his face, os ho thought oft he many unsuccessful resorts to win him from his purpose, and of his sue cess in bnflling them. Tho physician en tered. lie stood by tho side of the busy man. He looked at him in silence, shook his head, and to tho anxious inquiry of his wife, answered, 'No, madam. The fewer porsons here the better. The mnid hnd better stay away; do not let tho maid' 'Hero she goes, there she goes!' yet again, ngain in harmony with the waver ing finger, issued from tho lips of llio land lord. 'A consultation, I think, will bo neces sary.' said tho physician. 'Will you run for Doctor W ms?' Tho kind neighbor buttoned up his coal and hurried from tho room. In a few minutes Dr, W ms, with another medical gentleman, entered. ' 1 11 l s is a sorry sight,' said he to the locior present .Indeed, it is sir, was the reply. 'It is n sudden altnck, one of the' Hero she goes, there she goes!' was the solo reply. I ho physicians stepped into the corner nnd consulted together. Will you be good enough to run for a barber? We must have his head Bhavcd nd blistered.' said Dr. W ms. 'Ah poor dear husband,' said the lady; I fear he will never again know his miser able wife.' 'Hero she goes, there she noes !' said the landlord with a little more emphasis, and with a morn nervous yet determined way ing of his finger in concert with the pen dulnm ; lor the minute, hand was near the twelve that point which was to put fifty dollars into his pocket, if llio hand arrived at it without his sufiuring himself lo be in terrupted. The wife, in a low, bewailing tone, con tinued her utterances 'No, never; nor of his daughter' 'Here she goes, there she cues,' almost shouted the landlord, as the minute hand advanced to the desired point. The barber arrived; he was naturally a talkative man, and when the doctor made some casual remark, reflecting upon the quality of the instrument he was about to use, ho replied Ah ha! nn, monsieur, you say very hnd to roznr trcs beautiful eh ! look look very fine, isn't she ?' Hero she ones thero goes!' screamed the landlord, his hand waving nn nn, and Ins face gathering a smile, and his whole frame in readiness to bo convulsed with toy. Tho barber was amazed. 'llorc she goes thero she goes!' he responded in the best English ho could use 'Vare ? varc shall I begin vat is dot he 6ay ?' Shave his head at once!' interrupted the doctor while the lady sank into a chair. 'Here she goes there she goes!' for the Inst time cried the landlord, ns the clock struck tho hour of nine, and ho sprang from his scat in an ecstacy ol delight, screaming at mc top 01 nis voice, os nu skipped about the room 'I've won it I vo won it!' What?' said tho bar keeper. 'What?' echoed lite doctors. 'What?' re-echoed tho wife. 'Why, tho wager fifty dollars!' But casting his eyes round the room, and miss- the young men who induce" htm to watcli the clock, ho asked the bar keeper- Where arc thoso young men who sup- pod hero lasl night? eh? quick, where arc they?' They wont away in their wngon nearly an hour ago, sir!' was the reply. llio truth (lushed liko a thunderbolt through his mind. They hnd taken his pnckct-hool: wi'h the ono hundred ond seven dollars incrcin, anu uecampcu a couple of swindling sharpers, with wit to back them ! The story is rife on all men's tongues in the neighborhood where this af fair occurred, nnd ihe tacts are not oilier wise than here set down ; but we regret that tho worthy landlord in endeavoring to ovcrlako tho rascals, was thrown from his own wngon, ond 60 severely injured ns to be confined lo Ins room at tho present mo ment, where he can watch the pendulum of his clock at his leisure. W II EATON AND THE PANTHER Hen. Wheaton was one of tho first sot tiers on the waters of tho SuFquchanna, immediately after tho war. a rough, uncul tivaled ond primitive man. Aa many others of the stamp and character, ho sub sisted chiefly by hunting, cultivating llio land but sparingly, anu in tins way raiscu a numerous fami ly amidst the woods and in a hnlf starved condition, and compara live nakedness, lint as the Susquehanna country rapidly increased in population, the hunting grounds of Wheaton were en croached upon, so that a chance with tho smooth bore among tho dcere nnd boors was grcally lessoned. On this account Wheaton removed from tho Susquehanna country in Olscgo county, to the moro tin settled country of the Delaware, near a placo yet known by tho name of Wait's settlement, where game was moro plonty. Tho distance, from where ho made his homo in tho woods, through tn tho Stifquclian na. wns nbout fifty miles, nnd was contin und wilderness at that time. Through thasu woods this almost aboriginal hunter was often compelled to pass to llio buequo. hanna, for various necessaries, and among llio rcbl no small quantity of whiskey, ns he was of very intomporato habits On ono of these visits, in thu midst of summer, with his smooth boro on his shoulder, knife, hatchet, &c., in their propor places, ho had neatly penetrated tho distance, when he became weary, nnd having come to the summit ul a ridge sometime in tho after. noon which overlooks Ihe valo of llio Susquehanna, ho selected a convenient placo in the shade, as it was hot, for the rays ol the sun from tho west poured his sultry itiflucnco through nil llio forest. where ho lay down to rest awhile nmnng tllo leaves, uficr Inking a drink from his pint botllo of green glass, and n mouthful' of cold jonty cake from his pockot. In this situation he wa? soothed to drow'-i Siiioss by Ho hum of insects, and tho mo tiotony of tho passing winds among the loliagc around Inm when he soon unwarily foil asleep with his gun folded in his arms, litit after awhile he uwoke from his sleep. and for a moment or two still lay in the same position, ns it hnnnencd. wit hunt stirring, when ho found that something had taken place while ho (dept. which hnd situated Mm somewhat differently from tho manner it which ho first went lo sleep, on reducing a moment, ho found ho was entirely ctverod over, heed ond cars, with leaves aid light stuff, "occasioned ns he now supptscd, either by the sudden blow ing or ihowind, or some wild animal. On which octount ho became a little disturbed in his mini, as ho well knew the manners of tho paither at that season of the year, when it hints to support its young, and will oficn cover its prey with leaves and bring its whelps to the banquet. He there fore coninued to bo perfectly still, ns when ho Srst nwokc ho thought ho heard the step3 of some kind of heavy animal near him, and knowing if it wore a pan ther the distance between himself nnd death could not be fnr, if he should attempt to rise pp. Accordingly n-i he suspected, niter waiting a full minute, he now distinct ly heard tho retiring tread ofn stcallhv panther, of which ho had no doubt from his knowledge of the creature's ways, It had taken but a few steps, however, when it again stopped n longer lime, still Wheaton continued his silent position, knowing his safety depended much on this. Soon the tread was again heard, farther and farther off, until it entirely died away in tho dis tance but he still lay motionless a lew minutes longer, then ho ventured gently and cautiously to raise Ins head nr.d cast an eye in tho direction of the creature, Wlistcvcr it was, it had gone, and he saw nothing. Ho now rose up with a spring. for his blood had been running from his heart to the extremities, and back again with uncommon velocity, all the while his ears h.d listoncd to tho steps of the nnimal on the leaves nnd brush. Ho now saw plainly tho marks of design nmong the leaves, and that ho hnd been covered over, and that the paws of some creature had done it. And ,f, as he suspected, a panther was tho animal, he knew it would return to kill him, on which account he mado haste to deceive it, and lo put himself in a situation to give it o taste of the contents of old smooth bore. Ho now seized upon some pieces of old wood which lay about, nnd placed ns much ns was equal to his own bulk, exactly where ho had slept, nnd cov ered it nil over with leaves, in the same manner the panther had done, and then sprang to a tree near by, into which he ascended, from whence ho hnd n view a good distance about him. and cspccinlly in tho direction tho creature had gone. Here in tho crotch of the tree ho stood, with his gun resting across a limb, in the direction of the placo where ho had been lelt by the panther, looking sharply os fnr nmong tho woods ns possible, in the direction he expected the crcnture's return. Uut he bad remained in tins po.-ition but a sliurt time, and had barely thrust the ramrod down the barrel of his piece, to be sure the charge was in her, and lo cxntnino her priming, and shut down the pan slowly, so that it should not snap, and thus make a noise, when Ins keen Indian eye, for such ho had, caught a glimpse of a monstrous punlhcr, lending warily two panther kittens towards her intended supper. Now mat'ers were hastening to a climax rapidly, when Wheaton or the panther should finish their hunting on tho moun tains of the Susquehanna, for if old smooth Uorc should (lash in the pan, or miss her aim, the the would be cast, as a second load would bo impossible cro her claws would havo sundered his heartstrings, in the tree were ho was ; or if ho should but pnrlially wound her, tho same must havo been his fate. During these thoughts ihe panther had hid her young under some brush, and had come within some thirty feet of the spot, where sho supposed her victim was still sleeping, and seeing all as 6ho left it, dropped down to a crouching position, precisely as a cat when about to spring on its prey. Now was seen the soul of the panlhor in its perfection; mer ging from tho recess of nature, hidden by tho creature, along the wholo nervous sys. tern, but resting chiefly on the brain, from whence it glared, in bright horror, from its burning eyes, curled in its strong and vi brating tail, pushed out its sharp, white and oliptical fangs, from its broad and pow orful paws, its hot brenth glittered on the points of its uncovered teeth, and smoked, in rapid issues of steam from its red and open jaws, while cvory hair of its long dun back stood erect in savage joy. daunting llint the fatal moment of its leap had come. Now tho horrid rustling of his hinder claws drawn under its belly wns hoard, nnd tho bent ham strings wcro seen but hnlf nn instant by Wheaton from wheru ho sat in Ins tree, when tho troinondou leap wns maiie. It roso on n long curvo into the air of ubout ten feet in tho highest place, and from thenco descending, it struck ex actly where the breast and bowels of its 1 prey bad lain, with a scream too horrible for description, when il toro to atoms I lm rotten wood, filling for several foot obovo il the nir with leaves and light brush, tho covering of i heir deception But instantly tho panther found herself cheated, nnd seemed to droop a little with disappoint- inent, when however, it resumed its erect posture, nnd surveyed quite around on ev ery side on n horizontal lino, in senrch of its prey, but not diecoycring it, she cast n furious look nlolt nmong the tons of the trees, when in a moment or two thn eyes of Whenlon nnd tho nnnthcr had met. Now, for another lenp, when she dropped foi Hint purpose, but tho bullet was off, nnd two buck shot of old smooth bore wcro too quick, ns he lodged them exactly in the brain ot tho savage montcr, nntl dropped her dead on the spot where the hunter had slept but n short time before, in the sound ness of a mountnin dream. EFFECTS OF AMBITION. Ambition tins, in nlmost every nge, been themo fur the poet nnd the historian. In the records of cvory intion wo mny learn nntl sec its cfl'rfc's described. lis operations, however, arc various, corres ponding to the character of llio individual, and tho circumstances in which he is pin cod. Sometimes it writes itself in charnc tors of b'ood and spreads destruction over the works of God ond at others, flowing in n less destractive channel, stimulates men to noble deeds, nnd proves itsell not nmong the lenst important principles in our nature. It forms the strongest spring in the machinery of mind, nnd its vibrations have seldom been slow or weak in those whose diameters have been distinguished by great and daring achivomrnts. It is indeed n wise provision that the most de sirable distinction is ncquircd by enterpri ses which contribute lo the prosperity and happiness of mankind and fortunate in deed is that, people who make that destina tion alone honorable, which is productive of public good. Men seldom act without motives, and these generally nre the most powerful when great enterprises nre un- dertnken. In line take from a man ambi tion, nnd you will render him n wcak.inac live, and irresolute being. Ho will be come a mere subject of compulsion, acting only as stern necessity actually requires. Such nre some of Ihe benefits and legiti mate objects of ambition. Without its in fluence to stimulate men to action, society would rcmnin stntionnry or relnpso into its former barbarity nnd ignornnce. It was nn honorable ambition which influenced men to drive those plans, nnd study those inventions which hnvc contributed to the clevntion ofour rncc, nnd which still contri linlp to tho linnpinngq nnd prospcri'v of mankind. 'Jiut on the other hand, when it is turned from i's proper course, it ceases to cheer and fertilize ; and liko the samnn of the desert, it scatters pestilence in its course. Then it is that nations are pro trntcd before il, and brought to obev its imperial mandates, or arc buried in their own ruins. Lcl tins spirit take full pos session of a ginnl mind, and who shall pre diet the result ? What human barrier can stay its march? Ambition when tincnn trolled, is never satisfied with its ncniiisi linns. Unfold the page of history, or listen to the talc of some oriental traveller, who has witnessed its traces in the magnificent ruins of some ravaged town and plundered country, ond I hey will speak plainly upon this subject. It is ambition which has so frequently caused useless revolutions in slates and empires, and caused l hem to change a happy and prosperous condition for one despotic nnd wretched. It has cnused the most fertile portions or our earth to change their appearance of plenty and bounty, lor I hat of want and desolation It has prompted n Ctcnr, Alexander, nnt a Napoleon to cnll millions of men from their peaceful homes to perish on the field of battle. There have been sacrificed at its shrino talon's the most brilinnt nnd promising, and llieso gilted possessions have like Prometheus been consigned the vulture and the rook. Such have been ihe effects of inordinate ambition, and such they probably will continuo to be. " For lliis die conqueror rears llio arch (If triumph ! nnd for this die tears And blood flow on ns they no flowed, An universal delude, which appear Without nn nik for wretched nianN abode, And ebln tail lo rcflow ! Renew thy rainbow, God." FROM ENGLAND. Tho packet ship North America nrrived ntJew York on Tuesday from Liverpool, whence she sailed on the 7th ol February. The alia ira of Canada wcro a topic of much interest in tho British Parliament. The following extracts from eomo of the speeches in reference to that subject, we take (rum the New York American. The Duko of Wellington said My Lotds : I now come to tho Inst part of the speech to which I have listened with the utmost anxiety : and I nm hnppy lo find in this spacch whnt was thought no. ccisnrv on n former occasion, namely, n declaration on the part of her nipjesly of her firm determination to maintain her sovereignly over her provinces in North America, My lords, I could wish thai ihis declaration of her majesty hat! been ac companied by corresponding efforts to ena ble her mnjc&tv to carry these intentions into effect. It U a trifling insurrection, nud confined In one part of the country; hut it has been accompanied by nn invasion nud an nttuck upon Ihe persons nnd property of her mn jesty's pencoahlu mbjocts on all puis of tho frontier adjoining the United Stales, and for no reason whatever, hut b"cnu' her majesty'd t-uhjrets aro obudiont nntl loyal lo her isnjesiy, Ccitninly, my lords, I should wish to see n corresponding prcpnraiion mnde, nntl mensurcs adopted, with n view of carrying into execution the intentions which her majesty has declared, of maintaining her sovereignty over these provinces. My lords, tho system of private war which prevails on that frontier is unknown in anv other part of the world. Wo rend of such things in the history of barbnrinn nations : vc rond ol such n system enrned on ngninst tho Austrian monnjchy, which latcd from century to century. All these wcro wnra of barbarism against civilization' Never were there nny instances ofsuch wars be tween civilized nnlions, except in the case before ih. I trust, noblo lords and the other house of parliament will look a little further into this very important subject, and draw the at! out ion of government to it; for it appears cminrnlly necessary that some mcasuro liotild bo tnken to induce the government of the United Stntns lu put inlo oporntion some effectual stepi fur the suppression of thrse outrageous proceedings. Let them consider closely the conse quence of I hot invasion, for it seems to mc that if some steps nre not immediately ta ken on tho part ol her majesty to enforce that passage of the royal speech of which I approve so highly, wo shall find our pro vinces of Upper Canada treated much in the snmo way in which llio province of I exas has been treated. I Ins is n point to which 1 bng lo draw the particular at tention of her majesty's government. I entreat of them lo consider Una wnraa n groat national war ; to remember that the highest national interests are involved in it, nnd we must proceed on a large Ecalo of action, if we with to bring it loan early and satisfactory period. I have no doubt of the intentions of the President of dhe United States in the mat ter; but at the same time I cannot but feel regret when I sec American subjects com- ing into our territory, armed, anil provided too, with cannon taken from tho U. States, and belonging to the United Stales. I cannot but fcol deep regret and much sur- priso when I see these American subjects publicly invading our territories, nnd nm told that it cannot bo prevented by the go vernment ot the U. faiales. There can, 1 conceive, be no doubt but that the civil government of nny-countrv is capable ot any timo of preventing the collection of bodies of troops within its territory, and llicir invasion ot neighboring stales. Uut here we sec the United States ilting down quietly, ond toking hardly nny nonce whatever ot tne invasion by its subjects, of the British provinces. Lord Melbourne m alluding to another part of the speech, the subject of which it is impossible lo regard without considera ble uneasiness and vexation I refer to tho state of Canada the noble duke, while lio appears to approve of that part of tho speech states that ho could have wished to see some corresponding measures of vigor adopted by the government, in order to carry that determination into effective operation. It is quite clear that n state of things does exist on the Norlh American frontier greatly lo be deplored ; yet when we re member tho disposition exhibited by the various stales there to intcrfee with each oilier, nntl the tendency to private warfare with other, it is not much lo bo wondered nt. When, however, the noblo duko ex presses his regret at not seeing a vigorous demonstration mnde in our Canadian pro vinco in order to enable our subjects there to repel the outrageous agressions upon them, I nm somcwhnt nt a loss to under stand what he has to complain of in this respect. Thero is in that country a very large establishment, beside a very considerable militin force, togeihcr an nrmy powerful enough to laugh tn scorn nny ntlempt that may be made by the sympathisers. WIipu, however, we consider the character of the country, its innumerable nnd extensive lakes, forests, morasses, it would be qnito impossible to keep up such a force ns ut terly lo prevent nil Eudden aggressions and predatory excursions. J liercforo I know not with reference to this province itself, what stronger moaftiro you could adopt ; but with respect to the government nt the United btntes, I ngrea with the noblo duke, that every means should bo taken to do that winch it is Ihe duly of every government to do, nnmcly, to keep its subjects within its own frontier, and prevent bodies of men, the subjects of one slate, innking nitocks on their neigh bors in another. There is no reason I np. prebend lo doubt the sincerity of th6 gov ernment of the United States as to its wish to carry into cflcct the bliptilniions binding; it as regards its duly lo its neighbors; but considering the nature of tho country considering tho vast extent of tho frontier considering llio comparative wildncss of llioso districts and nlso considering tho character of the government it musl be admitted Hint il has serious difficulties to contend with in carrying this object inlo effect. Lord Melbourne was followed somewhat to the same effect by Lord Brougham. Thu territory, said hw lordship, which bounded the American Slates towards Canada, wns n wild, barren, nud in many places uncultivated for a considerable div lance; the frontier could bo easily passed over, and thero was little or nu impediment lo going from the territory of one state lu that of thu oilier. The noblo duko said that if this predato ry system continued if it woro persevered in a 1 1 the powers of llio English govern ment in Canada would not bo nblo lo pre vent retaliations by the people of Canada an l he United States. Were they to bo told that nil tho powers of t ho government -winch wns more solidly cstalilirhed nnd much ruoro vigorous in its character than the government of tha

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