THE GREAT ONONTIO.
England and France at War.—In 1688 James II. was dethroned, and William of Orange became King of England. In the next year began the war with Louis XIV. of France, which, with but slight intermission, lasted until the Peace of Utrecht in 1713. James II. had been anxious to stand well with Louis XIV., whose aid he had expected in his contest with the Protestants of England. He had, therefore, instructed Dongan, the governor of New York, to avoid giving offence to the. French. Now there was open war, and all this would be changed ; the more aggressive the English governors in America, the more sure would they be of official favor. In America the contest was threefold—between Acadia and New England, between Canada. and New York, and, thirdly, for supremacy on Hudson Bay. It was Frontenac's task to check the English advance at all these points, east, west and