Newspaper of Burlington Free Press, March 1, 1839, Page 2

Newspaper of Burlington Free Press dated March 1, 1839 Page 2
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DISPUTED TERRITORY. tlANOcm, Pkii. 21. t o'clock. P. M. An Express hns arrived this morning, bringing orders Irntn tho Governor, to Gen. Hodsdon, ordering him In proceed forthwith fortho Aroostook. This is right, find tho troops oemblcd here nro rejoiced nl the orders. Tho honor of tho Statu is now involved nod to deloy nny longer. would place in in no unvmblc situation before the public. Wo supposed that the message from Gov. Harvey, to delay hos tilities! was intended na .1 rmc, that time might be had to strengthen his forces, nnd prep.m' for tho anticipated conflicl. Wu nrc rejoiced that our Governor has thought it best to proceed in the business, and endeavor to defend that foil to which wo have n righteous claim by Deed of convey nnci' from Great. Britain herself, by treaty, in 1703. and the possession of which has been undecided Inn? enough. Ira Pish, Esq. arrived here last mghl, from the Aroostook, and states that the Solicitor General of New Brunswick sent a Flag of Truce In Charles Jaivis, Ivq the Land Aaent ad iiitorint, ordering htm to leave with his force, or hu should bo driven nlT immediately, as ho had 200 men with him. and 1000 men ready to march lo hi-, support. The following is the reply or Mr. Jarvis: "I have hut one answer to return to the threat conveyed 1 am hero under the di rcctinn of Ih'c Executive of the State, and must remain until otherwise ordered by the only authority recognized by mo. nnd dcep'y as I should regret the conflict be tween cur respective countries, I shall con. eider the approach to my station by nn armed force as nn act of hostility, which will bo met by mo to the best of my ability." Orders have been issued to establish Expresses from Bangor to IlotiUon, and the Camp, on tho Aroostook, by which we shall receive the earliest intelligence from the sent of war. 1000 men, of tho Kennebec Division, nrc ordered to march to I5angor on Sunday next. The ceneral orders have been issued to draft 1000 men from I ho third Division, in addition to tho 1000 now on their march from Bangor. Tho new drnft will be Minute Men, to hold themselves in readi ness to march. Nearly all the troops took up their line of march on tho 21st inst., from Bangor for the Boat of war. It is rumored that 0 party of tho 'Quoddy Indians will join our troops. BY LAST NIGHT'S MAIL. Wo find nothing of importance in the papers received by the mail last nichl. except an energetic rcplv by Gov. Fairfield to a demand made by Gov. Harvey, that the trespassers arrested by tho American authorities bo given up. to be tried by tlio British. Gov. P. informs the English offi cial that the persons demanded nro now in the custody of tho law, and that ho (Gov. F.) has neflher the disposition nor authority to interfere in the matter. The remainder of the troops concentrated at. Bangor, loft that city, in small squads, nn the 21st, for the encampment on the Aroostook. The number of men at the encampment, on the 20th, was UOO, with three pieces of artillery. The Pirn Department nt Bangnr, amoun. ting lo about 300 men. voted lo organize itself into n Rifio Battnllion, on the 21st, and petitioned the legislature for a eupply of arms. Several loads of flail's Patent Rifles arrived at Bangor on the 23d. The Legislature of Maine has passed the following resolution unanimously; STATE OP MAINE. Resolve for the protection oj the Public Lands. Resolved, That tlic honor and interest of this State demand ihat a snlficient mili tary force bo forthwith stationed on the Roslook river, west of tho boundary line of thn State, as established bv the treaty of 1733: and on tho river St. John, if found practicable, nt such points as may bo best adapted to the object to prevent further depredations on the public lands, and to protect and preserve the timber nnd other lumber nlrcady cut by tret-passers nnd to prevent its removal without the limits ol the State. Revived, That the sum of oight hundred thousand dollars bo and hereby is nppropn nted, for tho purpose of enabling tho Exe cutive to enrry out the purposes of the foregoing Resolve, and the Resolve passed Jan. 24th. 1039 : nnd that the Governor be and hereby is authorized, with the nd vico of Council, to drnw his wnrront for the same, from time to lime, as it may be needed for lhat purpose. In tho courso of tho debate upon the resolutions, Messrs. Allen of Bangor, Del esdernicr of Bnileyville, Bradbury of New Gloucester, Sproul of Waldborough, An drews of Turner, French of Nobloborough, Sheldon ol Gardiner, and Otis of Hallow ell, addressed the House they all agreed that prompt and energetic action was nc ccssnry. All tho gentlemen who spoke, expressed a strong determination to pro tect nnd preserve tho territory of the Stale nt all hazards; and lo sustain the Execu tive of the State in the measures that have been adopted, and the course he recom mends to pursue. The following is the concluding part of Governor Fairfield's message to the Leg islature : Since writing tho foregoing, I have re. ceived a communication from the Lt. Gov ernor of tho Province of New Brun-wick. in which ho sets up an alleged agreement that tho British Government shall havo exclusive jurisdiction and potsession of the disputed territory, until tho question be settled, nnd informs us that lie is instructed not to suffer any interference with that posession and jurisdiction. Ho entreats us to withdraw the Land Agent's party, and adds lhat he has directed n strong forca of Her Majesty's troops to bo in readiness to t-upport Hor Maj'-sty's authorities nnd pro leu Her Mojesly's subjects in the disputed territory, in the event of that request not pemg immouintciy complied with. Id regard to all thic, I havo only to .say that, for one, I see no reason to doubt tho entire correctnea of tho courso wo havo thus far pursued, and with tho blessing of Got, I trust wo shall persevere. No such agreement as that alluded lo by tho Li, Governor enn bo recognized by us, and it is an entire misapprehension, to say tho least of it, that such an agreement has over been made. Tli" leltcr having been written before Mr Me. ntiro reached Freilcricliton, no official communication is made as to the nnnrso intended lo bo pursued in regard to him and thos'i arrested with him. 1 lenm, however, Indirectly, lhat they nro lo bo retained. am informed that the Lsnd Agents party havo stationed themselves for the present at the termination ol'lho Aroostook road. Whilo there, Mr. McLaughlin, the Provincial Land Agent, prosonted himcll and in the name ol Her Mnjcstv. warned our party to disperse. Mr. McLaughlin nnd Ins two assistants wore thereupon taken into cuMody. and the Land Aaent and one assistant immediately sent to Ban per. where thev nre now detained. Copies of tho Proclamation and letter of the Lt. Governor ol New IJrumwici: nre herewith communicated. JOHN FAIRFIELD. A tcsolvo also passed the Legislature of Maina calling upon Massachusetts to aid in expelling tho trespassers from the disputed territory. Gov. Everett has made this call tho subject of a special communication to tho legislature, from which we extract the following. Among the papers transmitted by Gov. Fairfield, is a copy of a resolve of the llouso of Representatives of Maine of the Itlth inst., rtquesting tho aid of Massachu setts in the measures adopted by Maine. relative lo the trespassers on the public lands. Tho opinions nnd feelings of Mas sachusetts on the crcnt question connected with the North Eastern Boundary, have been so often set forth in tho public acts of her Legislature and Executive, that they do not need to be repeated. The land agent of 1I10 Commonwealth has at all times efficiently co-operated with tho land agent of Maine, in all measures for the protection of public property which fall within the scope of the ordinary duties of those officers. I bad the honor in my address to the Legislature at the beginning of tho session, as on more than one former occasion of tho same kind, to call the attention of the two Houses, to the ruinous extent of tho dopre. datinns committed one thn public lands in thot region. Tho rightful sovereignty and government of the territory belong exclu siveiy to Maine, Massachusetts has no ju risdiclion over it, and possesses only uu interest in a moiety of the soil. Por lhi reason, no further steps on our part have been deemed within thn competence of Massachusetts, to maintain her right in the territory which forms Iho subject of contro versy, so long protracted between the governments of the U. States and Great Britain. Should n slate of things uuhnppi. Iv arise, in which tho Government of the United States shall call upon Massachusetts for her assistance in asserting the rights so long nnd so injuriously withheld, I am per snaded that the call will receive a prompt resnonso from the Legislature and the people. Signed. EDWARD EVERETT. Council Chamber, Feb, 20, 1!!39. The following is the communication from Sir John Harvey to Gov. Fairfield Government Hou-p., PllKDCUICKTON. N. B. Fibruary 13. 1339. ) Ftbr Sm, I have just heard with tho utmost surprise and regret, thnl. without the cour tcsy of nny previous intimation whatever to this Government, an armed force from the State of Maine has entered the territo rv, the claim lo which i in dispute betwixt Great Britain nnd United Slates, nnd which, it has been agreed betwixt the two Governments. Fhall remain in the exclusive possession ond jurisdiction of England, until that claim bo determined. It has been my duty on more lhan one occasion, to apprise the Excctiliva Govern mciit of Maine, that my in-lructions do not permit me to sulTor nny interference with that possession and jnri'dictioo, until the question of right shall have been finally decided, in discussion betwixt the two GovernmontF. With tho knowledge of these instruc tion, thus exphcity undo known, I cannot but repeat the expression oft he deep regret which I feel, ilmt instead of seeking their rccal or modification, through tho Presi dential Government, the State of Mnine should thus have forced upon n subordinate officer, the alternative of either failing in his duty, by abstaining from tho fulfilment of the commands of Ins Sovereign, or, by ncling up to them, placing the two coun tries in a ssoto of border collisions, if nut thn two nations in immediate and active hostility. Such, nrverlheloss, is the position in which I find myself placed, by this overt act on the part of the Stale of Maine. 0110 from which I do not hosHato in entreating your Excellency to relievo me. by ordering tho immediate recall of n force, whoso presence wi'liin tho precincts of the terri lory as claimed by England, it ii contrary to my instructions to permit, and it is prop or that I should acquaint your Excellency, that 1 have directed a strong force of Her Majesty's troops to bo in readiness to sup poit Her Majesty's authority, nni! to pro tcct Her Majesty's subjccie, in tho dispu ted territory, in tho event of this request not being immediately complied with. With regard to any other plea for theso proceedings on the part of tho Slate of Maine, connected with timber spoliations 111 1 lint territory, I have to infurm your Excellency, that I have given directions lor n boom to ho placed ncruss tho mouth of the Aroostook, where the seizing officer, protected by 11 sufficient guard, will bo nble to prevent the passage ofary limber into the St Johns in tho spring, or to seize it and expose it lo public sale, for the benefit of the 'disputed territoty fund. Similar precautions will lift adopted in regnrd to any timber cut upon tho upper St. Johns, or tho tributary streams falling into it Awaiting anxiously your Excolloncy'e reply to this communica'inn, I havo mo honor to Do Your Excellency's Most obedient, humble sor't, J. HARVEY. To which Gov. Fairfield makes the fol lowing reply: EXECUTIVE Dr.PAnTMP.NT, ) Augusta, Fob. 19. His Excellency Sir John Harvey, LI, Governor of w "cw Brunswick: Sir: I hnvotha honor lo acknowledge the receipt of your excellency's letter of tho I3lh inst. by express, and avail myself of '.ho return ofyour Messenger, II. English, Eq. to mako a reply. You Fay "I havo just hoard, with tho utmost surprise and regret, thai, without tho Lourlcsij of nny previous intimation whatever to this Government, nn nrmed force from iho Stnto of Maine has entered tho territory, the claim to which is ill dis pute, &c. In reply, I cannot but regret that your Excellency should have thought the use of such language suitable lo uo employed upun this occasion. If I am amenabln to n charge of want of "r.ourtenj" in any thing I havo heretofore done. I will endeavor to manifest enough of that accomplishment in this reply, not to handy epithets with one, of whom I had formed so high an opinion 03 of your Excellency and will only say further, that, while I have the honor to hold the place I now occupy, I trust a sense of duty to my State nnd her iuleroMs will nlways predominate over n mere blind regard to the at till cin) rules of eliquclte. I think, h-nvovor, that your Excellency would not davo ii'ed lhat term, if vou had considered for a moment, that the proceeding-! of our Land Agent wore in execution ol a Resolve of the Legisla ture of this State, ndopled in secret session, nnd that, no notice of their proceedings could havo been given without an unquuli fied breach of faith and duty. In speaking of tho disputed territory your Excellency says "(he claim to which h m dispute betwixt Great Britain nnd the United States, and winch it has been ogreed betwixt tho two General Governments shall remain in the exclusive possession and lunsdiciinri ol England until that claim s-linll he determined." Now sir, I cannot hesitate to say that, in my opinion, your Excellency is laboring under an entire misapprehension in regard to the lacts. 1N0 such agreement, 1 am persuaded, has ever been made between tho two governments, I havo looked vain for it among the numerous documonts which have grown out of this question, and have never heard of any recognition of it. verU'il or otherwise, on the part of the officers of the General Government. If however, such an agreement exi-ts, your Excellency can undoubtedly point it out. At nil events, such an agreement can never he recognized by this State. A decent self respect will over forbid it, if there were no other considerations in tho way. Your Exc'llcncy entreats mo immcdi otely to recall tho force now upon tho tor ritory, and add- "it is proper that I should acquaint your Excellency that I have di reeled a strong military force of hor Maje-tv's Troops to bo in readiness to sup port her Majesty's authority, and protect her Majesty's subject's in ihc disputed ter ritory. in the event of this request not being immediately compiled with." In reply I have to say, that the territorv bordering upon Iho Aroostook River has alwuys been, as 1 regard the facts, in the possession nnd under the jurisdiction of Massncbusetls and Maine thot more than thirty years ago Ma-'sochusctts surveyed nnd granted largo tracts of it, winch have ever since been, in soino way, possessed by the grantees and those claiming under them that the rest of it was surveyed by, and some or it divided between Mas.-achu setts and Maine, soon after the latter he came an independent State that both States have uccn in the habit nl granting permits to rut timber there without being molested from any quarter that many persons have purchased these lands of Maine and entered into their actual occn pntion and that in various other ways, Maine has exercised n jurisdiction which may fairly bo regarded ns exclusive, over this territory. Under thesocircutnslnncc information was received that a body of armed men had gone into this territory, nnd were cutting vast quantities of Iho limber, defying Iho power of this Si ate lo prevent them. On these incls being com mnnientcil to llio l.ogi.-lature, tho two branches immediately directed iho Land Agent to take with Inni n sufficient force to nrrcst these depredators, and to break up their enterprise.' The party of the hand Agent is now on the territory engaged in executing tho trust with which it wos charged, and with my consent will never leave it whro theprotcc Hon of the property of the hlato from pluu dorcrs renders it necessary for them to remain. If vonr Excellency chooses to send nn nrmed lorce lo attempt Uieir ex pulsion, I can only say that this Stnto will endeavor to meet euch nn al'cmpt as it will deserve. I have no threats to malt? or boastings lo indulge. If Maine dons her duty, as I trust in God she will, nothing lhat I could say in ailvaiico would ndil lo the glory of her career. If she proves recreant lo her duty, nnd tamely submits to bo expelled from her territory, by a force that she could successfully resist, nothing that I can say woiilu tend to diminish the measure of her ignominy and disgtacc. I huvo the honor, to he with high respect, Your Excellency's ob'l serv't, JOHN FAIRFILD. Governnr of Maine. ANOTHER SUNDAY AT TUB CAP ITAL. Bonnet is incomparnblo as a letter wri ter. There is a frcshnoss nnd vigor about him, which nnl withstanding nn ncca-iounl twang of profanity, commands arid fixes tho attention. Tho following embodies good deal of of food for reflection; and it may not ho amiss for the common people lo cast about a little, and sec whether our servants nro nut in fact getting above their miiBtcrs. American horses and American I servants were good enough for Gcu. Jack son, but Mr. Van Burcn appears to prcfor the English full blonds. As pertaining to the first of n new ordor of Presidents, these indications have soino significance, nnd ought to be considered. Washington, Pr.11. 17. To day was Sunday, and to church again I went In St. John's church, in President's Square, where I expected ogaih lo meet his hxcollency in tho company of the faithful. But nlas! tho influence of bad example has produced its deplorable effects on mo, heretofore ennsidorod almost 0110 of the saints at least tho pretty women think so. During the last week I havo felt nil round tho cilgOH of my existence, n vague but tin-conquerable- desire to mnke nn experiment on the religious practice of tho President- logo lo church heyonil tho hour, and lo disturb tho congregation and God Almighty as much as possible. I hope to be forgiven but such was my desire, and get rid of it I could not. Accordingly, today I set out whon tho bells had nearly closed ringing walked up tho whole, length of the long avenue, nnd bent my steps lo St. John's. I lounged, lagged, and loafed about thn tavern nnd corners of streets, precisely ns the office holders do here nnd in New York, so that I might be in limn to bo half an hour loo Into to worship. What a strange nnd indefinable sensation crept over my soul! When I was hall up tho avoiiuo, near tho Market lluuc, the melodious church bolls of ibis magnificent city which sound like so many cow bells in a forest ceased their monotonous voice. Iho strange feeling increased, increased, incrcasci). I was going to church, and like ins Excellency the President, I meant to be half un hour behind Iho timo. I began actually for the first time in my life lo leel like a defaulter, and just like one ready to run away in a steamer. At last I got to the portico of St. John's. Mr. Van Burcn had jiint entered. Not n soul was to be seen in Iho street or the square. I looked around me and found nil "solitnry and alone" the peal of tho or gan only disturbing tho air with its fine harmony mellowed by di-tnnco. I walked up the step. All were busily engaged in their devotions. By this time, the strange indefinable feeling hail increased to n great intensity. I shrunk bad;. I could not enter. I felt now more than a defaulter, on tho verge of running a way with the plunder of office. I fell like an impudent, snucy, self condemned sinner, who deserved nothing but damnation. I I tuned away on my heel. Some good spirit whispered in my ear "see what it is in imitate the Presidentget you gone and repent, for you nro in a perilous condition." I hastily withdrew, denying myself the pleasure of hearing the music of criticising the bid sermon or perusing tho lovely faces of the fair. I bent my way round the square passed tho War antl Navy Departments and found myeelf, before 1 stopped, at the western iron gale of tho Park which sur. rounds the White House. I cannot enter church loo late I'll never try it agnin. Tho Palaco of the President stands on a beautiful pirinence, in front of which sleep in brightness the majestic Potomac. Within the walls, iho grounds nro laid out Willi singular tr.slo and picluresqooncss, the gravel walks winding around four emi nences, or little mounts, covered with young trees nnd shrubbery. I went up to the gate, but lo my surprize found it locked and padlocked. "How N tin r" "Queen Victoria throws open St. James' Park, Hyde Park, anil the Green Park, to all her subjects so does Louis Philippe open regularly every morning the Gardens of the Ttnlleries, the Gardens of Versailles, nnd a'l tho other public places belonging lo France. Oh, this ia demucracy ! 1 had for gotten. Excluded from taking a walk through the beautiful avenues of thu great Demo cratic Park of this glorious republic, I wandered around tho southern circular wall, which was high enough to Indo the White House up to the upper windows, roof and chimneys. If ever there was ex clusiveness in this world, I think his Ex cellency tho Democrat has hit upon it. I have walked up to thn very portico nl Buckingham Palace, and no ono qucs. tinned me or padlock intercepted me. I havo brushed past the sentry on duty at the vaulted gateways of bt. James Palace 1 traversed tho whole court, right nnd loft, and no 0110 prevented mo from so doing. I have passed through the great halls of Windsor Cast le, and the Palaco of the Tuillcrie-J, and uo bo-s intercepted my way. But iu this glorious land of liberty and equality, uiubr the great locofoco President, I can only see. on my tip-toes, the lops of thn chimneys, over tho high stone wall which is built by tho money of tho people to exclude lhoc very people themselves from their own building. Oh I oh ! oh ! Coming round to the eastern gate. I again sought an entrance, nnd fortunately found ono of the iron doors open. I enter ed at once, and walked up impudently, wilh my hat one side, to a board on which some notice was stuck up for travellers to rood. Here it is: 0000000000000000 0 Notice. u o VISITORS o aue nro.ur.STF.11 not to walk on 0 o tiik giuss, 011 injoih: thi: 0 0 T UK US and i$ II 11 U IIS. 0 0000000000300000 Above Iho word "visitors," some ono had written in pencil "Owners, if you please, Mr. President:" and n very good correc tion it was. From this point I walked along tho path that led around tho northern slope of the little mount, in thn direction of Ihc southern portico. As I walked, my thoughts began to wander and I fell into a very pleasing reverie, in which cottages, cabbages, casilcs, wheelbarrows, carriages, livery servants, blood-horses followed each other 111 quick succession. By thu time the circle of my tin. lights had returned to cabbages nnd wheelbarrows, I found my self dirocllv under the splendid Ionic poiti co of Mr. Van BurciiV palaco, the while and crimson drapery of tho gorgeous windows shining before me nnd Iho wholo magnificent building, with its immense wings nud nppendnges, spread out in glo rious grandeur, a living proof nud illustra. lion, rif the farco of "regular nuininntinns," nnd the power of the "democratic parly." Recollecting Iho iron gales nud padlocks, hastily rotrcalcd down the left circling nvontio. defiled pnst tho eastern mount, re issued from the gate, which closed with n jnr nnd a twang, as much as to soy "get out! you tl d federalist nnd nristnernt I what business havo you in tho garden of pure democracy ?" I did got out, ond re turned to my lodgings. Wbnt n enntrnst t hero is between the democracy of the present day In Iho United Stntcs, nnd the highest royalty of Europe I How often, on the holy Sabbath morn, have I taken, when in London, a walk in St. James Park enjoyed tho cool bretzo lhat played ovor the fairy laKo watched with pleasure tho gambols of tho wild water-fowl that swam over its surface.' In the afternoons of Ihc same day every day Hvdo P.irk. Kensington Gardens, with all thcif nicturcsnueness and beauty, I havo enjoyed in the same way. So m la belle France, The beautiful gardens of the Tuilleries, wilh its statues, fountains, lakes, and thousand ornaments, nro open every day from an early hour till night, to Hie poorest Frenchman or foreigner, provided ho appear-" clean ond sober nnd well-behaved. With n tnct peculiarly French. I have watched for hours from my window, in tho rue Rivnli, the behavior of iho sol dier placodes sentry at ono of the galea of the palace grounds. No loaler was per milted In enter but every thing in tho shape of decency passed at once. So in the most magnificent palace and gardens ol Versailles, Tho last lime I visited Ilmt gorgeous spot, I saw 10,000 persons, I wo thirds of them women, many of them pret tv, nnd all graceful nnd lively, wandering over these grounds threading these woods gazing upon theso statue nnd watch ing tho fountains, and "big waters" as they played before me. Of all exclusive, either in Europe or America, commend me to that devised by the first locofoco President, for Mr. Van Burcn has tho solo merit of originating that new regime, and giving it the force of his influence and example General Jack son was a soldier, and a frank one the last of the revnlutiouaiy race. Wo have now begun a new ago. and on original order of things. What it will end in. wo will son by and by, nr.d a philosophic Hamlet says, "bv and bv, is easily said." FRIDAY M O U N I N (I, M A R C II , 1. MAINE. The intelligence from the north-eastern frontier is of n very exciting character, and such, wo ore happy to odd, as leaves httlo doubt that this vexed and loo long deferred boundary question must now bo settled. Maine bos taken hold in earnest ; and having put her hand to the plough, we venture to predict that she will not turn back. The British authorities, it vill bo seen, now set up a claim to exclusive juris, diction over not only tho whole disputed territory, but also over n part of the stote of Maine to which no claim has ever before been asserted. To recede now, would be virtually recognizing this claim, and invi ting further aggressions upon our territory. This will never bo done. If the general government does not step forward and do its duty, let disgrace forever rest upon her ; hut most assuredly Maine will go on, and she will be backed by Massachusetts, N. Hampshire and Vermont by all New England. There is now but ono parly 111 Maine one heart and one soul. The entire resources of tho state are pledged to the cause, and every able bodied man in it is ready at a moment's warning. The population of the state is about 500 000 and elic could readily muster fifty thousand fighting men who, nrmed with rifles, would constitute rat her a formidable enemy among the pine trees of the disputed terri tory. But wo will not believe that the matter will ever be carried to this extremity. The right is so clearly nnd manifestly on our side, that England dare not in the face of tho civilized world go to war on the subject. The thing has been paltered with so long, and from the apparent indif ference of our government on the subject, she has been prompted to set up claims which she will never attempt to maintain, in the last resort. The correspondent of the Boston Atlas writes from Augusta, under date of Feb. 23, as follows "The news of the return of Col. Rogers, who was sent to Frcdcricton to demand tho release of Mclnlirc, the Laud Agent of Maine, nnd also the dis charge of Mclnlirc on his parole of honor, has doubtless already reached you. Sir John demands that "tho armed force sent by Maine on the disputed territory, shall bo instantly withdrawn" "lhat tho tres passers arrested by our authorities shall be given up to he tried by British laws,3' Ac ceding to theso propositions is out of the question Maine will occupy the territory, by armed lorce, until tho question of right is settled. Tho honor of tho Stato requires this, and that honor cannot bo comprouni ted. On Monday morning One Thousand men will muslcr at the capital and march forthwith. Major General Foslor, ofthe Eistem Division, with his command, is or dercd jorlhwith to Houlton Ten thous and men will bo ready to march as early as Wednesday next. Prom tho determined character of Sir John Harvey, and tho ua turc of his instructions, we anticipato a conflict, and ere this reaches you I greatly fear the blond of our citizens will be shed. Mr. English, tho messenger from Sir John Harvey, informed mo that he had no . nn Iii9 return with the leltcr of uovorn, Fairfield Sir John would instantly order tho troops to advance. Mr. English must havo reached Prcdoriclon last Tuesday right. We nrc anxiously awaiting the result." A letter from Augusta, of thu 24th, says- "It ia the gcncrnl opinion of those who know Sir John Harvey, that ho will at tempt lo drive tho forces from the disputed territory. This, unless I am very much mistaken in the men sent there, he will find no caBy maltor." VmoiNiA, Three unsuccessful at tempts hove been made to elect n Senator from (his State. Tho candidates nro Messrs. Mason, V. B. Tvr.Kn, Whig, and Rivks, Conservative. Tho first ballot stood, Mason CG, Tyler 02, Rives 29, scat. 7. On the third days ballotting however, we observe that tho larger portion of the whigs went over to Mr Tyler. The 6th ballot stood Rives, 70, Mason 09, scat. 10. Il is considered very doubtful whether an olection can he made tho present session. Michigan. At tho last advices from this state no election of Senator had been effected. Tho House had elected John Biddle. conservative, and tho Se.nato War ren Wing, V. B. In joint ballot, tho loco focos will probably have a small mojorily. But, mark it, Michigan will ba a whig; state in 1840. FIRES AT CHAM PLAIN. We learn from Champlain that tho buildings occupied as barracks by our troops at that station, were burned down a few days since. A considerable amount of provisions, ammunition, and other property was destroyed. Litilc doubt is entertained that it was the work of an incendiary, and we understand that supicion fastens very strongly upon a certain loyal volunteer who was seen lurking this side the line about that time. But quere where were tho sentinels .J asleep? or how? We also lenrn that iho dwelling houso of Nathaniel Webb, Etq. wos destroyed by fire, on Sunday. It originated in the upper part of the house, from tho stovo pipe. Most of iho furniture was saved; and wo understand 1 he fire was got under without material damage to the basement story. READING ROOM. We lost week copied a rather flattering; notice of our reading room from the La- inoile Express ; and, after a severe struggle, wo havo nt length so for overcome tha "modesty of nature" as to republish the following very complimentary notice from the Vergencs Vermontcr. Our fiiend Stacv, of the ntirlinsmn Free Prtst hn filled up one tiCilu- li.iml-oiiiei Uciihii otni in llie rummy, mill fiiiui-licil it u iili the be,-1 We visiird u v,ir;n m.niy le.iilinu 1 00111 , in our d.iy, In l uc nctei saw one got op in a liener si j le. Friends Eastman and Griswold will please to accept our best thanks, nnd con. sider themselves at all tunes a specially in vited guests. Will they also say to iheir friends that the Reading Room is open to all gentlemen from obroad who may chance to pass a leisure hour in Burlington. By the way it occurs to us that neigh" bor Griswold has made a slight mistake, nnd described the establisnment as it should be, instead of what it really is. However, if a few more of our townsmen will put their names to tho subscription, wc era quite confident we might mako the concern creditable to the place. The Rev. Dr. Fik, President of the Wcsleyan University, died at Middietown, on Fri.lay last. The Montreal Courier of Wednesday says that Madame Tasche has been libera ted on bail. The Montreal Herald informs us that 137 persons at Furt Henry, and 43 at Lon don, have recently been sentenced to death by court martial. The timo and place of execution is left discretionary with tha Governor. wiiii. iimrryni. 100 wen-Known autuor ofthe naval novels, has accepted tho com mand of the Brazilian navy, vice Capt. S. Grenfell, resigned. Tragical. From the Oswego Adver tiser of 21st inst., wc learn that a Mr John Bassctt, n stranger, opened a store of goods in that village last fall, worth about jj7,500. In the couise three or four months, he had sold goods to the amount of g3,000: then K T . .1. II , . , piuLuiL-u iiimiiiiijlb on it is siocii, tor j,uuu; afterwards, in the course of two or thrco days, removed from thu store to his lodg ings a large portion of tho most valuable goods, nnd, about ten o'clock at night, set fire to tho store. Much excitement wa produced for a few days in the village and suspicion eventually fastened on Bassctt &9 tho incendiary. During this time, it was ascertained, from the suioko nnd scent of burnt woollen ubout his boarding house, that he had burned in his room a portion of woollen and linen goods, and upon opening his room late at night, the cinders and rem nants of such goods, were found in the firo place. This placed tho matter beyond doubt. He then left his room, and, whilo measures were in progress to hove him

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