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IMPORTANT FROM CANADA.
[Times, Sept. 14.J
The news brought by the royal mail eteam ship america, which arrived at Liverpool yesterday, is of great interest and import- ance to England. We have details of more serious destructive riots at the eily of Mon- treal, which ended in the loss of life and the burning down of the largest hotel in the British colonies-Donegana's Hotel, which as well known to the traveller as the Astor House, New York. ',
It appears that these riots were occasioned by the Government having arrested several persons who were suspected of being con I cerned in the burning of the Parliament
House. These arrests were made on the
' loth, and caused the excitement of the
public. On the evening of that day a mob of from 400 to' 500 persons went to the house of the Attorney-General, and assailed it with stones. Precaution, however, had been taken to fill the building with armed men, who fired upon, the mob some thirty shots, one of which took fatal effect. Bar- ricades had been thrown up, and the troops were called out, but were employed only lo
clear the streets of these obstructions.
The following particulars relating to the progress of the riot we take from the Ame- rican papers :- . ?
i ' Montreal, August 13_There is no political
news of special interest, though I hear it stated, and on good authority, that arrests will be made by the Government to-night. Should this happen, you may expect serious disturbances. I also learn that the Government.have deter- mined to call in small current debentures.
Seven o'clock p.m.-No arrests have up to this time taken place, nor do I believe there will be any. Placards have, however, just been posted for a call of the Britons Club, to make preparations in case of an emergency.
The garrison has been under arms all day. Rumours ascribe it to three things-namely, the making of the intended arrests, departure of the Governor-General, and entrance into Montreal of the mounted police. I think it most probable that it is for the arrests that all this rumpus has been made. It is certain, however, that some hidden movement on the part of the authorities is in the course of ma- turing.
Major-Genernl Rowan has arrived in town from the Caledonian Springs. The garrison is under arms, and the guards doubled on all the public buildings. The Government have commenced making the long-announced arrests. I therefore expect shortly to have to inform you of some serious rioting.