30 JUNE 1866, Page 2

The Fenian movement against Canada has done one good ser-

vice to the colonists. It has shown them how far they can rely on their own strength. The summons to the volunteers, writes Lord Monck, was instantly answered, the river was in a few days protected by 20,000 militia, and no Canadian Fenian, if there is such a character, ventured to show himself publicly. It has also convinced them that when the citizens of the United States wish to conquer Canada they will do their work for themselves, and not employ the Irish. At present the feeling in the Union is one of intense annoyance that the naturalized Irish should still profess a double allegiance, should risk the peace of America for a supposed advantage to Ireland. All over the conntry they are told that if they wish to be Irish and not Americans they must go back, advice which they are by no means willing to take.