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tried every other means of arresting this society, it should be when I go forth to foul work, employed a faithful man at daily such a work of mercy as the destruction of wages to stand at the intemperate person's intoxicating drinks. door, and guard it against the entrance of | Sir, Destruction of the article is our inthe source of mischief. The sentinel was at stinctive resort. How many a poor boy has his post eight days, and yet not a day passed applied the Maine Law to unburden his without the subtle serpent's stealing by him heart and his home, scores of years before and stinging to fury the victim within.- that Law had a vame. So long as that jug, Some errand boy, claiming to have come in the side-board, the wood-shed, or beo from some temperance friend in the town, neath the hay, stood wrong end up, he begs to see the intemperate man, and smug- knew there was no relief from intolerable gles the viper into his breast. On another woes. He waited till deep slcep came upoccasion, when that dwelling had become on the besotted father, and then he quietly the scene of midnight alarms and midday righted that jug, and let the earth drink its gloom and fear that could no longer be contents. It is the only treatment wbich borne, the wife and mother flies from her the appelite for drink, in most instances, home, and, in circumstances of health that will yield to. The motion of instinct, our appeal uot in vain to the sympathies of the highest reason seconds it, and our whole ex. brute, wends her way, through ice and mud, perience sustains it. The best conscienco and against a bleak, February storm, a approves it, and the best heart bounds swiftweary miłe, to sue for friendly protection est to embrace it. No right of the individ. against her maniac husband. While she is ual, or of society, forbids it. What right gone, there is stripped from her ill-fed cow a have the Sandwich Islands been violating scanty pint of the family's remaining sus- these years past, in thrusting back into the tenance, and the precious libation finds its sea the cargoes of French brandy which way to Mr. Truckey's counter. Mr. Truc have been shipped to their shores? Who key exchanges it for whisky, and when the does not stigmatize the conduct of the wretched wife returns, that whisky had ad- French pation in attempting, under cover of ded fiercer rage to the reception she meets their cannon, to force the article upon those from him who had sworn to love and pro- emancipated shores, as just of a piece with 'tect her. Mr. President, here is a specimen their propping up falling tyrannies and cobof our hundreds of liquor-dealers. What bling up fallen ones, elsewhere? Let thein are we going to do with them? Our law keep at their despicable work, and let the has its prohibition upon that man already, Rumarchy of our country come under their and to its prohibition, outraged citizens and flag, if it please, but Freemen will hate opfriends have added theirs, again and again. pression, and hunt it from their soil He has been prohibited and inhibited, and The Law of Maine wo must have. But here he is exhibited, and yet his work goes how shall we get it? Just as Maine got it: straight on. Must we bear it? Sir, does Not at the petitioner's stool, but at the not even nature itself teach us to beat a cru- Freeman's Ballot Box, we shall get this gade, and march in our majesty to such in- Law. Mr. Dow, the apostle of the movecurable plague spots and cleanse them out, ment in Maine, tells us that they became pouring their contents into the sewers which tired of petitioning a legislature, made by we have built to convey away from us such the rum interest. Once they had carried death-breeding things. For myself, if I | the present Law through the legislature, but were ever tempted to act without the sanc- l it lodged in the Governor's pocket. Then, tions of human law, it would be in a case Jeroboam-like, the command was givenlike this, and if ever our laws should place "To your tents, O Israel!” Back to his their Ægis between me and an adversary of home every temperance freeman went,threw
eway his petitions, laid off his coat, and THE COUNSEL OF WOMAN. wrought till he had clarified the Ballot Box, sol through it sent to their balls of State a Dr. Boardman, in his admirable work. legislature and a Governor that knew what Hinta on Domesti
“Hints on Domestic Happiness," inculcates they were there for. This, sir, is the work
this doctrine, which every man who is not Dow upon our hands. I rejoice that we are of the class of little
of the class of "little minds,” will cordially marsballing for it. I wish we had openly I endorse: broken ground in it at our recent Charter
"In a conversation I once held with an Election; that, if we must live another year eminent minister of our church, he made this under the rum tyranny, we might have the fine observation: We will say nothing of the consolation that we tore to shreds the net
| manner in which that sex usually conduct Fork of Party, and put our full temperance lan argument; but the intuitive judgments of strength to the task to throw off the vam
woman are often more to be relied upon rire that has sacked the blood of our corpor- l than the conclusions which we reach by an ation almost to fainting already, and, more
elaborate reasoning. No man that has an than all things else, sickens us of living in
intelligent wife, or who is accustomed to the our otherwise lovely home. Not that we
society of educated women, will dispute Deed a new Temperance party in politics,
this. Times without number you must have but we need Temperance politics in the par- known them to decide questions on the inties we have. A sentiment that will hold
stant, and with unerring accuracy, which the Liquor Traffic as foremost of the evils
you have pored over for hours, perhaps, with which lepastate our fair Peninsular, and its 1;
no other result than to find yourself getting suppression the greatest good that legisla, le
legisla: deeper and deeper into the tangled maze of tion can achiere; and that will strike from
doubts and difficulties. It were hardly any ticket a name that does not promise
generous to allege that they achieve those fidelity to this cause; rather that will see
feats less by reasoning than by a sort of sathat no ticket comes before the people bear
gacity which approximates to the suro ining such a name.
stinct of the animal races, and yet there Sir, may the day that is in the East, soon
seems to be some ground for the remark of a be high prer the West, when Prohibition,
wilty French writer, that, when a man has Confiscation and Destruction, shall banish the sale of intoxicating drinks as a bever
toiled step by step up a flight of stairs, he
will be sure to find a woman at the top, but age from a realm that will then be all bud
she will not be able to tell how she got up ding with glorious promise. Till then, let
there. us remember, the victims of this terrible foe bave no shrine of human protection to
How she got there, however, is of little
moment. If the conclusions a woman has which they can flee. Even Religion's Al.
reached are sound, that is all that concerns tars shield not from the ruthless pursuer.
us. And that they are very apt to be sound O, how many, and how fresh, are the trials that lead off from our holiest and sweetest
on the practical matters of domestic and secshrines to the drunkard's grave! and fast as
ular life, nothing but prejudice and self-conpresent victims are being dragged away, ceit can prevent us from acknowledging future ones are being prepared by this bor
The inference, however, therefore is unavoidrible traffic. I repeat, we have no resort,
able, that the man who thinks it beneath but to come boldly up in the name of our
his dignity to take counsel with an intelliGod, and, as one has said, “strike the Devil
one has said strike the Devil gent wife, stands in his own light, and be between the eyes," and cause him to stagger, trays the lack of judgment which he tacitly back from this work of death,
attributes to her."
Bz kind to those who err thro' weakness.
Win all to right, by love and meekness.
From the Musical World. fied respect and confidence of a circle of EMMA GILLINGHAM BOSTWICK. friends so extensive as to embrace nearly all
the intelligence and respectability of ou No species of Biography can be more a-community. greeable or instructive than truthful sketches Emma Gillingham Bostwick was the fourth of eminent individuals who, by the efforts of daughter of George Gillingham, the celebrat. genius, or the impulses of philanthropy, ex-ed leader of the orchestra of the old Park cite our admiration and afford examples wor- Theater, in its palmy days, under the suco thy of imitation. There is much to be gain- cessful management of Price and Simpson, ed in contemplating the character of one and also of the orchestras at Philadelphia whose life, amidst laborious professionals and Baltimore. She was born in Philadel. pursuits, is spent in acts of public and pri- | phia, and in early life gave evidence of ex. vate good, performed without any view to traordinary musical precocity. When a worldly advantage or future fame.
| mere infant she could sing various songs, Foreigners, who visit our country to study land her earliest recollections are said to have the character of its inhabitants, are struck been of those songs, and many simple balwith nothing so much as with the vast a- lads, which she was accustomed to sing for mount of money, labor and time which are the gratification of the friends of the family 80 readily bestowed upon those whose am- and of strangers that called to hear the won biguous characters as artists oblige them to derful performances of the young musical live in comparative idleness and dependence phenomenon. She always accompanied ber on the patronage of the public; having no voice, even at that early age, on the piano• other voucher for their reception and sup-forte, which she played with remarkable port than the mere passport of professional skill, considering her tender years. celebrity. It may be a question, whether! When Emma was but six years of age, her the frequency of such examples has not mother died, and to that sad bereavement caused many amongst us to be overlooked, was shortly added the demise of her father. and their claims to public confidence in She was thus left an orphan in the very many instances entirely disregarded. In morning of her life. This, it is natural to view of such a supposition, we hazard no consider as a great misfortune, but who can conjecture, but unhesitatingly assert that say that that early sorrow was not the founthere are native and resident artists in the
dation of the orphan's future fame. But few United States, who, all things considered,
| poets or singers that have ever achieved im. are far more worthy of patronage and liberal
perishable renown, have escaped heart-rendsupport than any that have ever been im
ing trials and deep afflictions. Indeed, it ported from abroad.*
would seem that sorrow is the shadow of The lady whose name appears at the head genius, and that the deepness of the former of this brief sketch, furnishes a most promi- | is ever in exact proportion to the brilliancy nent and gratifying illustration of the truth-J of the latter. fulness of the position above taken; and it After the death of her parents. Emma's elis with no ordinary pleasure that we record der sister, (wow Mro. Terry, of Detroit, Mich.) some slight memorials of one who has so who possessed great energy of character, im. long and so deservedly enjoyed the unquali-pelled by those sympathies characteristic of
• Whenever we speak of foreign artists we wish her sex, immediately set about devising It distinctly understood that Jenny Lind is excepted. means to provide for the support of herself She is too far above her cotemporaries, artistically and orphan sisters. After consulting with considered, to be classed with them at all; while
de her friends, she determined to give a conher admirable character as a woman must ever com
cert, although the encouragement she receive mand the respect of all who can appreciate trans
ed at the outset was not very flattering o ndant wor h and angelic goodness,
Although a musical prodigy, she was but concerts, which, for a time, proved successful eleven years of age, and but few could be and afforded quite a lucrative revenue made to believe that a mere child like her- This mode of life, however, soon became so self was competent to give anything like a distasteful to the sisters that they abandoned stisfactory public entertainment. However, it, and became inmates in the families of two Louis, nothing daunted by the many obsla- of our most respectable citizens. cles in her way, vigorously prosecuted her! Soon after this period, Emma removed to arrangements; and her friends, inspired, at Flatbush, L. I., took up her residence in the hst, by the child's indomitable perseverance family of Mr. Kellogg, the principal of the and energy, with confidence in the scheme, Flatbush Academy, and became a teacher of came to her aid; the concert was given; the music in that Seminary. At this place she perfonnances were received with immense became acquainted with Mr. Charles J. applause, and a large sum of money was re- Bostwick, to whom she was, soon afterwards, alized. The family being thus placed be- united in marriage. yond the reach of inmediate want, Louisa Mrs. Bostwick's duties, as a Teacher, were made more perinanent arrangement for the at this time exceedingly onerous. Indeed, fature. She obtained regular employment | no person has ever led a life of severer toil in sa rusie teacher, and otherwise contribu- her profession. The artist's pathway thro' e largely to the support of her orphau sis. life is always beset with innumerable diffiters. Emma, even at that time, possessed culties, and but few are able to bear up & voice of great power and wonderful sweet against thern so as to maintain a respectable Dess, which, by the judicious culture of her position in society, preserve their honor ungifted sister, was remarkably developed, and sallied, and secure the enjoyments of a hapthes was laid the foundation of that voice py home. As a general thing, public singwhich is now matured in the sweet, mellowers and players are the most miserable reg. and fiowing tones of the accomplished singer. pectable people in the world, when out of Emma was too young, however, to aid in the concert room. They are looked upon the support of tbe family, but she was wil-with distrust by the Christian community; leg to do anything in her power to gratify their homes are disorderly and cheerless; tbe wishes of her sisters.
their incomes are precarious; their supplies About this time, Mr. John Paddon, organ- of the necessaries of life are still more precaist of Exeter Catbedral, in England, a musi- rious, inasmuch as their occupation compels cian of some eminence, and an excellent them to maintain a fashionable and showy composer, married the eldest sister, and im- exterior, no matter to what straits they may mediately took charge of Louisa's and Em- be reduced; and when personal charms fade rea's musical education. In his discipline away, and the voice loses its sweetness and and instruction Mr. Paddon was rigid and can no longer please, then, miserable indeed cerere, but his trition was of great service to is the after life of the once petted favorite. Ezama, laying tboroughly the foundation of But Mrs. Bostwick's strong good sense and that musical knowledge which, aided by her natural purity and nobility of character, own genins, has inade her one of the most have always guided ber through the shoals accomplished singers of the age. Such was and quicksands whereon so many members ber rapid progress, that at the age of twelve of her profession are annually wrecked years she could sing the most difficult mu- | She has always esteemed the position of a sic, and execute those classical passages of a wife and mother far more highly than that the composer which ordinary minds require of a public favorite. Her dearest affections years of practice to accomplish. Paddon are lavished upon her family, and she simply Wood commenced the itinerant plan of visit- uses the rare musical endowments so bouning adjacent cities for the purpose of giving | tifully bestowed upon her by nature, to obtain
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means to support and educate her children, her own wishes and those of her most ardent and to surronnd her home with those com- friends. forts, elegancies and refinements which con. In October last, with full health and vigor, tribute so largely to domestic bappiness. she gave herself seriously to the task, and Indeed, her exceeding modesty and refine- announced a series of six concerts. They ment of feeling always caused her to shrink were commenced and continued at Niblo's from public exhibitions of her musical pow- Saloon. The first was well attended, and ers; but a seeming Providence has led her made such an impression on the public that to adopt a course so painful to her feelings, soon the room could not accommodate the and thus given to the world another source numbers that desired to hear her. A second of refined enjoyment.
series was immediately proposed, and has As before stated. Mrs. Bostwickis duties as been given to delighted and crowded audia teacher, were exceedingly laborious, yetene
These are events that have astonished the they did not deter her from rigidly adhering
musical public. In the whole annals of muto a severe course of study and practice that| she had prescribed to herself. She worked
sic no such event ever occurred before. An
| American lady, without the prestige of an early and late; and to these excessive and
European name and education, in the face of persevering labore may be ascribed much of
a musical furore created by one of the greather brilliant success and eminence in the Di.
est foreign celebrities, and almost inviting a vine Art. Unfortunately, her physical
can comparison of voice and skill, had the austrength was unequal to her mental activity.
dacity to propose and continue twelve sucand ambition, and her health gave way un
cessive concerts, and actually, at a single der the pressure of the extraordinary labors
bound, took rank, in the opinion of those which she imposed upon herself. At this
best qualified to judge, with some of the best juncture, her friends, fearful that, unless she
and proudest of European nanies. could be relieved from her labors, and could be diverted from her severe studies, the con
on. Mrs. Bostwick possesses a voice of great sequences would be fatal, determined to
sweetness; it being unsurpassed in this resinduce her to abandon her occupation and pect, in its upper register, by the voice of give herself to the public. After much per
w any songstress that has yet appeared among suasion, she yielded to their urgent solicita
| us. She has extraordinary compass, extendtions to give a "few concerts," and about
ing three full octaves, from E to E. Her eighteen months since, she emerged from
musical iñitonations are of great flexibility, her retirement and gave her first concert
equalling those of the celebrated Cinta DaThe spacious hall was crowded with the ad
moreau. Her embellishments are conceived
with fine taste, and executed with great mircry of Emma Gillingham; and though her physical ability was not adequate to the
brilliancy and effect. Her chromatic rans developinent of all her powers, yet it was.
and trills are graceful and remarkably true,
while nothing can be more finished and persufficient to give the greatest delight to her friends, and make an almost universal de
fect than her crescendo and diminuendo.mand from the public, that she should adopt |
Possessing a just conception of the compos
er's design, she truly illustrates his intentions this mode of life. A few more concerts,
HUS, in the method by which she renders the muequally successful, were given at long inter
sic assigned to her. The beholder would vals; but she did not finally accede fully to
to naturally expect this on gazing on her noble the wishes of the public, till a change of
and expansive brow and finely forned intelclimate and cessation from labor had effected lectual head: which are but the patural insuch an entire change in her physical condi- | dexes of those mental acquirements that art tion, that she was fully able to accomplish and study bave so thoroughly matured.