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NOTABILIA.

tion, she is always advancing. Swert

traveller ! who would have the heart to stop ORIGIN OF QUARRELS.

thee, albeit, in this world thou wilt never The sweetest, the most clinging affection find the garden to which thou art journeyis often shaken by the slightest breath of ing! Go on, with thy flower in thy hand, unkindness, as the delicate rings and tendrils and may the blessing of God go with thee! of the vine are agitated by the faintest air - Fraser's Magazine. that blooms in summer. An unkind word from one beloved often draws blood from STEAMBOAT BUILDING IN THE UNITED STATES. many a cheart which would defy the battle. The annual report of commerce and nar. axe of hatred, or the keenest edge of vin- igation gives the following aggregate of dictive satire. Nay, the shade, the gloom of the number of steamboats built in the Unithe face familiar and dear awakens grief ted States since 1824, twenty-five years, in and pain. These, in the elegant words of periods of five years each :-From 1894 to the preacher Seed, are the little thorns which, 1829, 194 ; from 1829 to 1834, 304 ; from though men of rougher form may make | 1834 to 1839, 504 ; from 1839 to 1844, 522; their way through them without feeling from 1844 to 1849, 969; total, 2492. Two much, extremely incommode persons of a thirds of these are built in the West, more refined turn in their journey through one-sixth of them in Ohio. The largest life, and make their travelling irksome and number of steamers built at one place are unpleasant. Oh, how careful ought we to built in Pittsburg and its neighborhood be not to darken over and mutilate the sweet i New York Paner. images of hope, and joy, and peace, that might gild the current of our own, and of our companion's life, by suffering these spots

hese spots To decline all advice, unless the example to mingle with them. these shadows of of the giver confirms his precepts, would be upas leaves to be reflected in the stream! | about as sapient as if a traveller were to Of all cruel words and deeds, the word or refuse to follow the directions of a fingerthe deed that would darken hope is the most posi, unless it drew its one leg out of the cruel. Upon old Latin models we zee Hope ground, or, rather, hopped after its own delineated in the act of drawing back her | finger. garment, that her footsteps may not be im- By reading we enjoy the dead, by conpeded; and it is also worth remarking, that versation the living, and by contemplation she is always drawn in the attitude of mo- ourselves.

CHRONICLE OF THE WEEK.

The week of anniversaries and of Jenny | cold of a northern winter, moreover, the has come in. The streets are-on such country lady finds little opportunity for spring days, as are vouchsafed us—filled such promenades, as the swept trottoirs of with the prettiest of the townspeople, and a city will furnish ; riding, too-if it were the rubicund faces of country growth. as satisfactory on the score of health-can

It is an odd fact, by the way, and worthy hardly be practised in such snow as tramples of more serious mention than we can give to into a two-months' sleighing. The result is, it now, that the old superiority of country that May-day is very apt to find the smallladies to those of cities, on the score of town beauty of America as pale and ballbloom and health, is fast going by. Thin looking as the most intrepid adventuress slippers have found their way, it would upon city gas-lights. beem, to country towns, and accord with How this matter will mend itself, -or if infinitely less propriety with the mud of a we have not been, by the very mention, treadprovincial march than with the dampness ing unwittingly on the dainty toes (may of one upon Broadway. Through all the Heaven bless their owners !) of some coustry lass—we know not. That there is room | now-a-days, when a trip to London is so for mending we must say, and-on this much in the way. topic-it is all we set out to say.

- While speaking of British habits, it - New York is fast growing into that may be worth while to quote what has been kind of Gutta-Percha capacity, which has so said of Americans and their manners by a long distinguished London. There seems no certain Lady Emmeline Stuart Wortley, filling it; setting aside the Fair—which is a who not long since travelled through this novel experience. London seems never in country. We are a curiously sensitive peoneed of depletion ; at least there seems ple, and there is nothing, the public (whom room enough if not work enough. Railways it is our aim to please) are so eager to disgorge their thousands, and boats their know, as what is said of them. thousands more, and coaches and ships their We give besides the extract, a period or tens of thousands each day, and these all two of comment by Mr. Willis : find-bed, board, and lodging. May festivi- ! " I like the Americans more and more: ties are making a country rush toward either they have improved wonderfully lateNew York, and yet—where are the new | ly, or else the criticisms on them have been comers ? They are swallowed up in the cruelly exaggerated. They are particularly man of the town ;-they are nourished

courteous and obliging; and seem I think

amiably anxious that foreigners should carry for a week on the syllabub of concerts, and

| away a favorable impression of them. As the strong meat of anniversaries, and then for me, let other travellers say what they ejected, without so much as one spasmodic please of them, I am determined not to be throe-a thousand miles inland!

prejudiced, but to judge of them exactly as We say New York is growing in this

I find thein ; and I shall most pertinacious

ly continue to praise them, (if I see no good respect to be like London : for its hotels are

cause to alter my present bumble opinion,) multiplying in all the side streets and out and most especially for their obliging ci[ying nooks of the town. We are having vility and hospitable attention to strangers, not alone the great caravanseries which have of which I have already seen several inhitherto been almost peculiar to American

stances.

"I have witnessed but very few isolated cities, but lesser houses, where quiet peo

cases, as yet, of the unrefined habits so usuple slip through their week of visitation, in ally ascribed to them; and those cases dea quiet way, without eating with a thou-cidedly were not among the higher orders sand, or seeing their names in the journals. of people ; for there seems just as much An American stranger in one of the larger

difference in America as anywhere else in

| some respects. The superior classes here British cities would remark very early on have almost always excellent manners, and his visit the absence of those huge hotels a great deal of real and natural, as well which characterize American cities, and it as acquired refinement, and are often bewould be only after some weeks' acquaint- sides (which perhaps will not be believed ance that he would discover the multitude

de in fastidious ‘England) extremely distin

guished looking. By-the-way, the captains of lesser houses--as prim and grave-looking of the steamboats appear a remarkably genas a private mansion-which make the tlemanlike race of men in general, particularinns of Great Britain.

ly courteous in their deportment, and very The British are not fond of congregation, considerate and obliging to the passengers.' and no little of their home taste is carried

“Lady Emmeline's own perfectly simple with them to their town-hotel. For they and unaffected manners won very much upare sure of privacy, and of such, and so few on the liking and respect of those she came associates, as they desire.

| in contact with, and, indeed, we fancy it is So, it comes about that even the hotels as true of America as of every other coun

try, that politeness and courtesy, or the lack have their special customers, kindred in taste

of them, do but mirror the manners of the and pursuit. Sporting men club together traveller. Another reason might be truly in a common coffee-room ; clergymen by given, perhaps, for the shape which Amerithemselves ; farmers discuss prices of grain, can manners took, under the eye of Lady over a common table ; and a visitor can

Emmeline. Being, herself, singularly sin

cere and free from flattery, she fell in with find his country friend, by calling at the

a reaction in the public taste, which has haunts of those possessed of kindred tastes. been very strong within a year or two

This talk hardly seems out of the way past. We refer to the universal disgust that is now felt for what is commonly call- S. continued,) to believe the Indian tradied soft-soldering, and which has been press- tion correct, that the Golden Gates were ed into the service of trade and politics, once closed up, and that there was an imand otherwise very much overdone in our mense bay with its outlet at Monterey. country. A stranger who did not try this He had himself found, on the top of the worn-out method of pleasing, but who was limestone ridges near Vallejo, quantities at the same time genial, gentle, and natu- of shark's teeth, embedded in the stone and ral, was a charming exception, that was nearly perfect. very sure to inspire nothing but the strong “Four days' journey northwest from Napa. est wish to please. The distinguished tray is a chasm over one thousand feet deep. eller kept her heart open to kindly sympa- Looking over into the chasm you find every thy on her way, and, by some exceedingly appearance of an immense manufacturing beautiful lines which she wrote upon the town; orifices discharging steam, and steam death of two lovely infants, (children of a and water, at 212 degrees or boiling beat, friend who hospitably entertained her, Mrs. accompanied by a tremendous hissing noise. Le Vert, of Mobile,) it is easy to see that Descending to the foot of the chasm, (said her feelings and imagination were freshly Prof. S.,) we found ourselves in a perfect alive to impression. We shall look with Tartarus, bristling with caves and miniagreat interest for the appearance of the ture volcanoes, with boiling hot springs mouvle."

roaring inside, and other hot springs boil. - Since our last notice of the growing

ing under your feet and visible through nu

merous fissures. Traces of sulphur aboundempire upon the Pacific there have been nu

ed, and crystals lay about, enough to fill a merous arrivals, all bringing their quota of wheelbarrow. He was told of piles of sulwhat has made California a nation-in a phur a few miles distant. There were sulyear. And among the good reports, and phur Springs, magnesia and cbaly beate what looks toward civilization, is that of springs of every temperature from icy cold

to boiling heat. With all this there were lectures occasionally delivered in the capital

no volcanic appearances of any kind." of the State by scientific men. We remark particularly one by Prof. Shepherd, of N. Ca

But while they are listening to scienrolina, well known as an eminent geologist,

cist tific lectures, our Pacific neighbors bare and chemist. We take from an abstract of

not yet so organized their penal code as this lecture a few facts which will, we dare

to allow any thing like cold blooded justice. say, be new to our readers :

We read of one poor fellow, who u pop a

quiet Sunday afternoou, was arraigned, tried, “He considered that there was a galvanic

condemned, and himself kicked down the action constantly going on in the earth, by which metals were segregated or deposited;

stool which kept him from the Californian and he referred to several very interesting

execution. facts in support of his theory. For instance, Again, we have something exceedingany one may take acetate of lead and by ly typical of judicial matters on the Pasurrounding it with a galvanic circuit, in two cific coast, in this racy letter from a Placer hours obtain pure lead. “He had no doubt that silver, lead, and iron

Times correspondent, who dates from the abounded in California. A friend of his had town ELIZA. Where Eliza may be situa. found silver nearly pure on the rocks near 'ted, we do not know, and if we should the South Pass. The best burrs for mill. venture into those regions we should avoid stones were to be found in our hills. He a very intimate acquaintance with Eliza had, however, found no indications of any Bu large coal beds; although north of Sonoma,

ang But we will tell our correspondent's story. he had seen some coal on the surface, which « The day next after my arrival here I was of good quality, though not in any went to the Bute Mountains, when we whip. quantity. In the same neighborhood were ped two men fifty lashes each, with a fire. hot springs, nearly of blood heat. A re- tail cat, for horse-stealing. After the whipmarkable feature of the soil near Sonoma ping, they had twenty-four hours to leare was the high temperature. Beginning at the country in. One of them left, the Vallejo and going toward Sopoma, the wa- other went to his hut and had some unter of the springs rises in temperature from necessary talk; next night we went to his 70 degrees to 169 degrees. At one of the hut to hang him, but he had the wisdom to hottest some Indians had scalded a pig. | leave before we got there. In two or three Near Napa, two feet below the surface the days after that I witnessed another intertemperature was 129 degrees, too hot for esting scene : they caught one of the accomthe naked hand. The appearances of the plices of the last-mentioned hombre, and bay around San Francisco, led him, (Prof. I took him to the bank of the river to hang him. He made three leaps and jumped into | lavish in their praises of a new star in the the stream, 25 pistols were discharged with world of song--Mademoiselle Cruvelli. She out effect, and the prisoner was about to

o won her triumph upon the Parisian boards, escape, when the owner of the only rifle on the ground observed very coolly, that if the in the Opera of Ernani : and we quote what company wished he could kill the man; he a French critic says of her débút, that our was ordered to fire; the ball entered the readers may compare the notes of admiraback of the man's head, and he sunk dead. tion in Paris with the daily notes that Jenny Three days ago, while I was in the moun.

is making here. It will serve as a bit of tains, they hung two Chinese for killing white people. Yesterday another man was

toast for our Castle. Garden tea :hung for murder, and a man flogged for “The audience was prejudiced against stealing money. Curious times will yet be the piece and ill disposed to be pleased, seen in this country ; a thief has a small when there was seen to come forth upon the chance. I have seen a paper with 500 stage a young and proud prima donna, names on it, and any one and all of those marked upon the forehead with that brilmen, at a moment's warning, mount their liant star which rivets and fascinates the behorses and go where the complainant states, | bolder, even before he is able to collect his and if they are satisfied that the accused is dazzled senses and render intelligible acguilty, they are sure to hang him to the first | count of the impression which has been tree. I think people will get honest here in made upon him. She advanced with a quick, due time. Judge Lynch's officers are to be firm step, as if impelled by a feverish imfound in almost every tent, and when some patience to come at once into contact with -- thief advocates the cause of any of that dreaded public, to attack it boldly in their men who have been hung, I have seen front, and straining it with a mighty and pistols drawn in a second, and the men told mortal pressure, to conquer, and force it to if they did not like it that their friends had cry for mercy. The war-steed biting his bit been hung, that they would shoot them before rushing into the battle would give

- quick,—and they will do it, too. an imperfect idea of this impetuous impa. There is no doubt but that every man caught tience. Life, passion, force, were bursting and proven to be a thief, will be hung imme forth at all the pores of the young and beaudiately."

tiful artist. Her glance was full of fire and

flame, and the public way soon convinced We think this correspondent might be

that this ardent soul, this energetic, impetprofitably secured for some of our city pa uous and irresistible nature had in their serpers. He is certainly a writer of great nerve, vice the most dramatic voice, of the greatest and plentifully supplied with incident. Wit compass, the most thrilling, and of the finest ness, too, the admirable coolness and moral tone that was ever heard in a theatre We effect with which he interpolates a senti

are acquainted with voices of a marvellous

equality, of an exquisite charm, of an agility ment –“I think people will get honest here that dållies delightfully with the ear, but in due time."

they want that penetrating quality, that We hope they will.

power, that lustre and purity of tone which - Turning from California to France,

vibrates in the soul long after the sound it

self has ceased. You should have heard we find the Paris world—now that the Opera

M'lle. CRUVELLI in that fine cavatina of · Eris over--discussing the great Fair across the nani,' which was really not known in Paris ! Channel, and reckoning the probabilities of What incomparable purity in the grave their success in the display. Very many

notes as in the sharp! What vigor in the Parisian families had at an early day en

attack, what rapidity in the transitions,

what audacity, what félicity! And yet this gaged quarters in London: and at present,

artist is hardly twenty years of age ! Neywe learn from correspondence, that no suit- er has a debut excited more sympathy and able family lodgings are to be found. | interest. A thrill of surprise possessed the

In Paris, on the contrary, good apart- whole assembly.” ments abound; and we should not be great

- While mentioning successful artistes, ly surprised to learn that very many of and while the world is reviving its crazy adAmerican visitors at the World's Fair will miration of JENNY, we may set down a pretty be glad to drop away from the whirl of bit of history relating to still another idol of the Commercial Metropolis, and eke out their the public. Monti, of whom this story runs, Transatlantic visit in that range of palatial is as much the queen of pantomime, as our lodging-houses overlooking the garden of the Swede in the realm of song. We quote Tuilleries.

from a British paper :The art-critics of the French capital are! "The Fenella, whose débūt at her Majes

ty's Theatre was so decided a triumph, pre- first Mima in Italy, and therefore in the sents in the story of her life a curious and world.” touching chapter of that strange history,

THE BOOK WORLD. the Trials of Genius, For, to the rare attribute of true genius, and that of the highest

We notice that the recently issued book order, Madlle. Monti has an incontestible of Mr. Willis, entitled Hurrygraphs, has claim. She is an artist in the widest sense passed, within a week of its publication, to a of the word. Endowed by nature with a second edition. deep and passionate sense of the beautiful,

- An American Book of Heraldry with she has cultivated its development not in one narrow sphere only, but wherever she emblazoned devices of a dozen or two of has been able to command the instruments American families, has made its appearance, of creative art. Sculpture and painting, under the editorial care of Mr. MAPLESOX. studied with a close application, have ena- | It is rich in coloring, delicate in execution, bled her to base on the highest principles that feeling for the Ideal of Grace, and that

and, we presume, sufficiently correct in de gift of expression, which seem intuitive in

tail to preclude any violent discussion. The her organization. Neapolitan by birth book is evidence of a new step, and of a new the daughter of a sculptor of eminence appetite upon this side of the water; and Madlle. Monti was surrounded from earliest we have not a doubt but that the Heralds' youth by impressions of all that was most beautiful in form and color. Her years of

College can feed the appetite most satisfacchildhood were scarcely past when the torily--for a consideration. heaviest misfortune that can overtake the

Apropos to this, we may remark that children of art fell on her father and so on American agriculturalists have hitberto enherself. The successful sculptor lost his

tered their fine cattle upon the roll of the sight. His future was darkened for ever. Failure, poverty, despair frowned on the

British Herd-book. We would respectfully household. The energy and genius of the

suggest that it is full time for a change, and artist's daughter alone saved him. Young that there is no reason in the world why as she was, her utmost industry could not be i there should not be a start given to an expected at once to command very solid re

American Herd-book. turns either in the profession so mournfully lost to her father, or in painting, to which her

- Harpers' and the International Mag. own natural talent strongly pointed. But the azines have made their appearance. The young Monti felt that she had another tal- | first is illustrated with views of the Novelty ent, and one of a kind which had sometimes Works, and the last principally with porled almost at a bound to greatness. They traite Im

ney traits. It might be worth while to inquire were now settled at Milan, and at the mag. nificent Scala she had watched the ballets

how long the roll of American celebrities d'action, and had said to herself when some would hold out against such a severe call noted professor of mute eloquence drew upon it as-three a month i down the thunders of the house, ' Ed ancor -- A Boston publisher, Mr. GLEASON, Io son Mima.' She obtained a subaltern

has, we perceive, undertaken a pictorial engagement, sorely against the wish of the old sculptor, to whom the pursuit of such

sheet similar in many respects to the Pictoan art seemed a derogation for his child. rial Times of London. He has succeeded Scarcely more than half a year had passed thus far very creditably; but he has formidin apprenticeship to her difficult vocation, able rivals to contend with in the artists when one of those opportunities offered it.

of London and Paris. We have comparaself, which Providence seems sometimes to place specially as stepping stones for true

tively few designers in wood in this country, genius on its hard road to fame. Masan. who possess the education of an artist. iello was to be played. The Fenella—the Mere wood cutting, however deftly done, celebrity of that day-taken suddenly ill, will not carry tame and spiritless designs was utterly unable to appear. The manager into popularity. was in despair, the audience impatient. The young Monti, with a just self-confidence, de

-- The Courier des Etats Unis, the clared her conviction that she could take the sprightly and well-edited French journal part. But just fifteen, with but six months of this city, is about to become a daily study in the most difficult of professions, issue. Its full and spirited Paris corresuch a débút was a bold venture, but it won

spondence, its well balanced criticism, and a full success. The new Fenella took the house by storm. The bound was made, the

its sober and thoughtful remarks upon the highest pinnacle reached at once, and thence. | topics of the day combine to make it a paforward the young Monti was famous as the per worthy of American translation,

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