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Madison Express (Newspaper) - September 5, 1844, Madison, Wisconsin TERMS OF Tlie MADISON will b every and furnished to subscribers pot annum if mud w if not in Three Dollars will bo charged TERMS OF One dollar per twelve linos or dor for tbo first and cents for h subsequent Letters to this office must be POST to receive attention No paper discontinued till all arrearages arc pa d except at the option of the publisher the Ladioa National Magazine AUNT PATTY AT HOME BY MRS ANN S STEPHENS Ton should have seen bow warm and aunt Patty's house looked in the the cellar windows were all up the barn yard leveled down with the straw and the barn itself so completely crammed that tufts of hay and rye through the crevices of the great folding doors and in some ces seemed almost forcing the boarc s from their fastenings It would have done your heart good to see the great golden and crimson eais ol corn through the lattice work of the grain Then the fat cows the lazy oxen basking in the sun and chewing their cuds so quietly and contented it was a picture of comfort and thrift that you would have gone ten miles to see providing you have a love for these you have of course you would fling aunt Patty aside after this tenet Hi If a dozen of us village girts made a kind of extemporaneous home aunt Patty We spent almost every winter evening at her fireside and it sometimes beg the reader to believe it was pure some three or four of the other sex would drop in and make themselves quite at home also Of course we were very much astonished at this coincidence of taste and circumstance when these strange tilings began to happen we became a little and went again and again to be if there really was a destiny in it or not a question that has not been thoroughly settled in my mind One evening it was freezing cold and juat after we had assembled in tie long kitchen which aunt used in the winter as a came up that precluded all hopes of masculine society that ing The wind howled round the house like an animal eager for its prey bail and snow rattled against while the fretful and half v moaning of the poplars as complained to the ments came distinctly to our ears what cared we for the There was a blazing pile of hickory cracking cheerily in the en chimney and a tray filled with luscious red apples stood on the fruit mellowing in warm joyous company sat around the huge chair so completely filled by old maid that a tlu of the oaken back alone be seen rising like a spread fan above her broad shoulders all had our knitting woik but one or two on- ly busy with it two of the girls were counting and ing for each other One was standing up in front of the fire a foot on lower round of her chair winding a skein of which she had placed on the back after out a girl who had holding it till her Another Lizzy the most mischievous talkative in- ng creature that you ever s uv sat on the caressing aunt ty's who erected her tars at ery of the slender hand and cut a purr which would have made a less excitable party drowsy to bear Now and then zy wo lid stral a sly glance at us from under her long eye lashes and then fall to caressing the cat again ly as t IB animal herself knew what vas coming and waited the event for hen Lizzy Parks took to the old favorite it was preliminary to some request ich was very likely to be refused unless great tact and discretion were in making it Patty had been watching these movements with a gleam of the ejc and a slight eager curve of her plump lips that her interest in the object Tt ere exclaimed Lizzy as Patty drew a deep breath pass round the apples once more and tlun aunt Patty will tell us about Mr Smith she saw down in This K just the night for it thing is so very snug and able and there is no danger of the young men dropping in to interrupt us Aunt Patty shook her head No no no to-night the storm is enough to make one melancholy without ing of old she muttered Dear aunt Patty there could not be a better we all exclaimed the storm is just the thing It makes us enjoy the bright wawn fire a sand times more than usual Come now bf good-natured this once you promised to give us this story about Mr Smith and we have waited a must remember that Still she shook her heod settle it minute cried Lizzy dexterously peeling an apple in a that left the rind one entire in her hand see I will this over my head if it falls m an aunt shall loll us the story about BY WILLIAM W WYMAN Faithful i nd Fearless TWO DOLLARS IN ADVANCE Volume Madison Wisconsin t September 5 1844 Number 15 her city lover if it forris any other letter than an S we wil promise not to tease her will you agree to this all of you we ex- claimed all at once ry willing to stand the test for as ends of the rinds were opposite ways it was next to impossible taat any letter except an S be formed b it And you aunt Patty said Lizzy holding up the rind and swinging it slowly round her jou a- gree to it said aunt innocently out of twenty-four leiters I shall stand a good chance If it comes an S I'll tell the story Before she had done speaking zj swung the apple skin over her head for the third imc and it dropped at aunt feet a S and a pretty S Now did you ever exclaimed the old maid bending forward and gazing at the phenomena It beats would thought it thought how it would said Lizzy sententiously come girls let us all take our while aunt Patty begins We sat down gathered our work together and in a few Minutes there was no sound to interrupt aunt Patty in her story save the elide of our dles around the hearth i nd the storm raging without commenced aunt Patty thrusting her needle in the crimson sheath her side and winding yarn round her If you must hear it the sooner it is over better but I never saw such a lot of torments in my you a thing into your heads there 33 no getting rid of you Well as I was saying it let me see it was the next summer after my to New York when par received a letter from young Mr Smith saying that liis health had been delicate for some n and if par would like it he thought of com- ing up into Connecticut and making his home with us awhile I could hardly breat le par was reading the lie got through arid laid it among his old pers in the desk I went and took it away and lead it over a sand times before I went to bed I slept with it in my all that j night but instead of dri I lay a u ake till broad day thinking of him and almost crazy with the hope of j seeing him once more I don't be- lieve that I had been an i our without i thinking of him since my return and it was with sorrowful lings as if I had hurried a friend now when he was the paper his hand touched Jay against my you needn't smile gills 1 vt half so fleshy as I am it ed as if every line was placing over it like flashes of fire and a if my heart would never beat again Ded he come to see me I kept ing myself that every ten minutes By and by another letter he would be at our house in a few days thought I would have died it made me Jeel so dreadfully when the time drew near I began to get about the way we lived and tried and tried to persuade par into bin ing some new things fcr the house but par was awful set n he took a notion into his head and he ry time I mentioned the subject savs he Patty child don't make a fool of your self The house is enough for your mother and me ind I rather guess it will have to answer for your company Besides that Patty if I were to spend all I'm the old house you could no more make it i appear like cousin Smith's than you can make cheese out Act natural and if you've a good heart and p ble common sense there is no danger but what the highest of hem will re- spect you and they will n spect you a deal more than if you to be and appear what you was brought up to Well par would not help me a mite so I was obliged to along as well as I put out the i ity curtains to bleach fo the bed in our room and I took the s art to wedding gown whitened it up and put it round one of our smallest en tables set it under the looking glass just as Pd seen one at cousin Smith's Louisa knit fr nge for the window curtains and letting par know it I took this China here just now with the in the punch bowl still in the yonder and set them on the little tt ble for Mr Smith to wash in for I was afraid he might thick had been brought up in the woods f he had to wash in the stoop and wipe on the ler towel with the work hands ry morning as we did I cut off half the piece of hard soap from par's ving box though I knew that he would make an awful noise when he found it set it on the table in one of mar's best saucers and after Pd j ered the table up with our finest spun towels it looked good as new I can tell you We scrubbed the floor till it was as white as snow and when j had fastened the curtains to her liking filled the with white pine and branches and had woven a heap of asparagus all heavy with bright berries among the over the looking glass the chamber was nice enough for a king I can tell was not a speck of dirt from one end to the other every tiling was span clean ond as white as a half blown isa always put the on to every thing While I was taking mar up to see how we had fixed things she went down into the garden and came in with her apron full of roses to put on the toilet for that is the name they the tables in white dresses in York Did I ever tell you how ly handsome our Louisa was That day she was all in her white her gown was rather coarse but she had worked a vine down the front and fled it all around The weather was warm and it was thrown open at the neck while the sleeves only came to her elbow not quite low enough to hide the dimples when she moved her arm She had set down on the to tie tip her roses and you could the shadows floating over her round arms while she was sorting the j flowers from her lap She had a of them I can tell you and every time j she took up the folds of her dimity skirt aTd shook the pile together we could tee her two little naked feet as white and clean as her dress except that they were just then a little rosy with the we did not wear stockings in the summer time those days and Louisa had left her shoes down in the entry as she came in Mar and I stood watching her over the banisters when we heard the gate shut and some body coming up the dooryard Louisa did not seem to mind it at first but all at once she started so quickly that half the roses went dancing clown stairs she lifted her foot to spring away then seemed to remember for the first time that she had no shoes on her feet and then sat down blushing all over and most crying The front door was open and there as true as I live joung Mr Smith looking light j straight at Louisa and smiling as if he did not guess that she was only our help I declare I trembled like a leaf and it seemed as if I should drop when I run to my room and called mar to slick up a little I By and by I went down and there w as Louisa setting in the out- room v ith Mr Smith as independent as could be She had contrived to get her shoes on but she kept j as if something was the ter with her yet I felt awfully What would Mr Smith think at the idea of setting there in the so sociably he come to find out that Louisa was only our help I could have fainted away light there just as well as not Mr Smith very glad to see me lie shook hands with mar and kissed me right before her You can't think how frightened I was It seemed as if I should blush myself to death and there sat Louisa blushing too I don't know for it was no concern of hers It was getting near dinner time and we had nothing cooked but ed fish an Indian pudding for par had gone off to the upper farm with his woik hands and we had nothing but a picked up dinner There was but one work hand near the house a clever creature as ever lived that hung about and did chores for us all the year round While mar was ing with Mr Smith I went isa followed me and then I up and told her a piece of my mind about her setting down to entertain my company says I Miss Louisa it is high time that you should learn to know your help never think cl setting down to entertain company in the room or even at the j table in says I and there is I no sense in your setting yourself up to be better than the rest of them Louisa turned pale and I saw the j tears fill her gentle eyes but they didn't seem to touch my feelings just then and says I now while Mr Smith k here jou can eat with the work hands and if we want any thing you can run in to help us to it and then go away again You have always been kind to me says she shutting tip her mince up the fish right and left with eyelids to break i i the tears that were i both elbows squared as if he was just t id not expect this king a flower bed but if you insist in it I will not com- says mar why on earth plain don't you get a chair and set to fo I want to be bard j she couldn't tell what to make of hi with you only ju t stay in the standing that way moved en and see to tli Mike j to make room Mike shook his head will wait on th is more and made faces at her while he cousin Smith standing by Louisa's quill wheel the skein of tow yarn had got tangled on the swifts and he was bending down to help her set it to rights I saw his lips move as if he were something but the loom made such a noise I could not bear a word Louisa did to answer but she blushed up to her forehead was fit x in the plate back to Mr Smith and gave me i and a smile just dimpled her lips When 1 told hiir what I wanted he another triumphant look I would have given all creation genteel to have man after all red away at the fish more furiously there was a soft sparkle in her eyes So outwent I to firu Mike he than ever At last he pushed the as the long lasher drooped over them and gave me i and a smile just dimpled her lips I jk I reall would have given all creation just to died on the I have known what he was I spot and it was as much as I went down stairs again and took up manage to keep from bursting right out a crying says I at last as well as sat down en the f ax break and wiped his forehead wi h his sleeves and seemed loth to peak out By and by says Patty I wasn't born to be triumphant thought I should have servant or a si ive to any one but I could speak will you help me to as its yo i I'll come in and some seeing as its yo give vou a helping hand So rolling down his sleeves he shook the fiom bis clothes and went round to tin well to wash up Louisa had the table in the the cl was like a sheet of snow and every thing looked as nice as when she put it on the table But I could see t lat she felt bad yet Her eyes were avy with tears and now and then I cc uld see her lip I kept aying to my heart says Mike putting bib hand into one pocket and ting half a wasn't exactly in the bargain that 1 should wait oh the women folks too but if you'll a- gree to throw in a handful of tobacco with the knife I won't be particular this once It really was too bad I burst out a in good earnest left the table and ran up stairs feeling as if I what business ha: she to set her self could never speak to cousin Smith I ing my eyes out my woik but it was a long time be- fore I took a stitch I can tell you Well it is no use telling you all that happened during the four weeks that he staid with us Every night he was out in the clover lot standing by Louisa while she did her lie would eat in the kitchen and read to her half the morning when she was spinning on the little flax wheel i though he was obliged to read very loud to drown the noise of the flyers i I had made him believe I did know how to do any kind of work and so there I sat in the working on the old cuffs and agan One day I went up stairs to ask up She ought lo know her i Towards night par came home mar for something She had gone and so I let her ass back and forth with all the work hands Mike told down to see about dinner and there without saying a word about anything him who had arrived as he cam I was cousin Smith with Louisa all but the work through the and in he ran alone in the chamber He was Before we sal down to dinner without his coat and in his home spun j ing to her very earnestly she had went out to see if Mike was ready I clothes I went down stairs to beg I stopped her wheel and bending her He had bis jacke on and had t him to fix up a but Mr Smith face close to the spool pretended to ed himself head a id all till his long was standing at the back door and hair lay over his forehead there were all the workmen round the down to his nd water was well close by washing together out ping from the encs every minute of the tin wash basin and par in the says I Mike remember came up the stoop wiped and stand behind Mr Smith's chair himself on the brown towel and put every thing 01 his plate and when I ing up to the door shook hands in full be moving her thread from one hook to another down the hand was FO unsteady that she only gled the yarn and her little foot ered on the till it made the wheel tremble all over At last she gave him one look covered her face one Just says Mike Now do be c says I ing back try and genteel this once he stops eating t ite it away to the minute with cousin Smith and would j with both hands and burst out corner cupboard and bring a clean you believe it he went right in to i ing Just then cousin Smith supper with the workmen and set Come here Patty come my down to a dish of cold pork and beans kind says he holding his hand just as if the table hadn't been set out to mo come and convince this HUB i out for us in the spare room I de- sweet girl that my parents have no and I'll give you a double knife i clare it hurts mo to sny but Mr prejudices such as she dreams the first time we fand butter and eggs Smith would go into the kitchen with Tell her how kind they are! how to the store I par and set down to the long table j happy they will be to receive her if Never fearn Mike It was too much for just then j she consents to go to them as mv ting one hand dee in his pocket as if isa came down to supper with the l wife he felt tl sre already hands and he made room for her be- I gasped for breath and should I went the out room again to I himself and par and helped j have sunk to the floor but for mar's see if every thing was ready for din- ler to everything as genteelly as if loom which I fell against site had been a York lady I rather j You can tell her that this desire guess I didn't speak to Miss Louisa to make her my wife is no sudden Louisa had boiled some fresh and made a sauce for the ding and everythi ig looked very teel considering There was a plate that again fancy You who praised her so much Well at last milking time came while in New-York and made me of hashed fish nice y browned over at on I had always helped Louisa and love unseen cousin cousin you one end of the ta with a dish of mar do up the choars but this time I for as he said this Mr eggs on one side it and a plate got my and sat down by Smith put liis arm around my waste r w 1 1 cii rye bread on the t ther die of the table stood In the mid- the pudding the window as if I had never seen a clrew me towards Louisa She cheese tub in my life Mr Smith sat raised her eyes and a close by me looking out of the looking thing she was I did not trembling in the dish where it had 0 been turned the bag and dow when he saw Louisa and mar hate for ray was so heavy breaking open a ti fle one side till you go down the yard with their pails that it seemed to have no feeling I could see its hea -t as light as cork He smiled and said as if to sald something I don't know what thow freSh and pretty I thought he and tried to get away down stairs was thinking aloud about me the Jt is telling you any color burned up to my face and I more said aunt Patty wiping began to tremble for we were all a- her tlle corner of her im- lone in the room mense cambric cape You all know What fine cows you said llow il well enough you all Mike and stood looking be at last leaning over the w Mrs Smith when she was here see what chair Mr Smith would you o out to milk with your three years and you are and yellow as goh Around it stood plates of pickles i little ball of ter stamped on the top with a bird on a branch and hed round the es besides and quin- ces without end to see what chair Mr Smith would take Mar didn't seem to know what he was for rid says Set by and lelp yourself Mr Smith Make yoi home while you are here We sat down la the table all but Louisa and she w away up stairs and had a ying spell I dare say The minute IV r Smith sat down Mike took his pi and heaped a great pile offish o it then he cut an egg through the u iddle and left it to run over the fish while he took the same knife and ed off the largest end of the There was not room enough on tl e plate so he laid the pudding up ov r the fish and fil- led the eggs with preserves Then pretty we acquainted w the fact 1 you go out to m with y Oh certainly says I we am an old by this time leave such work to our i There was a kind of sentimental am he taking up bitterness closing words which his hat the air is so sweet and Save us to understand that aunt rything looks so lovely I must run I 17 not forgiven her away Your mother has just taken j for depriving her of a her from the fence I then will go and carry it for her And did you never an other Out he went through the enquired Lizzy looking ro- yard and sure enough he did carry up through her eyelashes mar's stool for her coins but when aunt n bright O 1 r T n T I f they all came back he had Louisa's pail foaming over with milk in one hand and her stool in the other I thought 1 should hare dropped down I felt so dreadfully The next morning mar went up to the kitchen chamber where the he sot the plate down before Mr i loom and wheel were kept She had took up the knife and fork and a piece of linin in the gears and while he was cros ing them over the ted me to go up and wind for plate looked at me and winked at me with one eye as much as if to I rather think that double bladed knife is safe h this time any how Then he put 1 hands on the back of our visitor s chair and stood up behind him jus bending forward a little while he w itched Mr Smith as he put the puc ding on one side and tried to push tl e pile offish away from the r My face was in a blaze for I ci uld see that in Smith bad as mi ch as he could do keep from laughi ig right she helped her self as if nothing were her but I just took her on one side and told her not to think of such a thing and made her promise that while cousin Smith staid she never would mention house work to me in his hearing She took Louisa up to help her and I sewed a pattern to a piece of lin and sat down in the with my hair curled and a silver thimble on as if I had never done anything but work cuffs in my life Mr Smith came into the room ed up apd down awhile then took a paper and read a little but he ed restless all the time at latt he went the matter I trou on made a sign to Mik that he must help something us but she spoke i ght Good gays Potty how you have hu t my and Mike instead of Iping us thought that I wanted him do something for Mr Smith BO he the knife and fork from his I and tad began to her fool and up to his room pretending to want he must heln something there He staid and staid till I thought he must hare gone to sleep I began to feel rather lonesome and went up to the kitchen chamber to see how mar got on with her ing I got to the top of the stairs as true I lire there wai twinkle of her little Mike of- himself some time that summer but I gave him the tobaco and the double bladed knife and that pacified said she with a low mellow laugh that shook the chair beneath i her It was difficult to tell whether the sigh that followed that last laugh took most of regret for the past or of satisfaction with the mature comforts which were left to the old maid SPEECH OFA WHIG LADY The Ladies of Upper Merrion Pa recently presented a beautiful banner to the Clay Club of that place and upon delivering it into the sion of the Club Mrs wife of that staunch Whig veteran THAN ROBERTS Esq made the lowing eloquent address Gentlemen of the Upper Clay The of your ship seeing and duly appreciating the energetic manner ana success with which you have gotten tip jour Club have been desirous of testifying their approbation by presenting you a janner As eldest sister of the they have honored me with he pleasing duty of placing it into I have only to my utter inability to do even justice to the well-earned merit of my in the execution of beautiful piece ot work before A few short weeks only have been d them fur the performance of task In that time the indisposition of your and worthy ident withdrew the service of one of our most efficient aids The small number of ladies that could engage in e work were so sensible to the call of filial duty that they redoubled their and have standing a renewed cause of thy in the demise of a beloved friend and neighbor completed in a given time their labor thus affording tlemen a bright example of vering industry and a manifestation of their zeal in the cause which you are inspected more effectively to en- gage Whilst comparatively few ns I have remarked have participated in g the needle we all as an unite most cordially in Ibu sentiments which accompany the gift It has been said nnd may be no thou Tht by seme who are ladies can know little of and hence ought not to have to do with the political questions which are now agitating the public I am no advocate of a public display of our views on those subjects but ive dare think and in the ent instance we deem it not to make an exposition of them To whom are we addressing For whose happiness are our best feelings directed Let jour ow n hearts answer It is your wives your your ters that speak to look up to you as actors in the approaching We look for you to aid in seen -ing for us the peace and of our beloved country On this depend for the continuance of the happiness we now enjoy Upon the establishment of Whig ciples do we rest our best hopes for the perpetuation of those free tions that have distinguished tit as a nation And we now also to jou as members of the Whig more especially the younger portion of your brethren who in the course of nature have the field of action themselves an tbu and sages of the present like those of the past time are fast ting 1 he stage of life We then treat you dear friends be faithfully the rich bequeathed to jou by the fathers of our glorious Republic Ever bear in mind the many valuable lives that were sacrificed in securing for us our independence as well as the tions and of the suffering for necessary food and raiment and sometimes without to protect their feet from the of wi iter At moment we may feel JS if standing on consecrated ground as it is within the tion cf the of this soil that while this grove gave shelter its was by the bleeding of defenders of our rights We will not much longer upon your time Permit to adi that from the spirit we broad our fears have been to a sense of impending ger tl at can only be averted by the virtue wisdom and of our rulers In the gentlemen selected by your for those important we have the fullest confidence and for election we shall pray gentlemen we consign banner to your Bear it go forth with pure hearts and willing hands in the good work Let tho zeal animates you be lighted at the altar of pure patriotism Let and good will your differing with you in opi lion prevail Let your ruling motto be peace and good will to man Then may the Almighty Ruler of universe bless you and prosper jour I Would If I possessed the most valuable in the world and was about to will them the following be my plan of distribution I v ould will to the world ruth and hip which are very I w HI Id give an additional portion of truth to and I to kill and learning I would give to printers their pay To gossiping tongues To a peck of their To foung women good feme larga natural teeth To young or com- mon s inie little cash hard work To old maids good faces little talk and good To Did ft love for children and And lastly if 1 had to I would give them to Lc OR OUT FOR There a itory of an isler et the Manchester i having to marry thirty coupla on Wb the of the service a female voice cried out imploringly from the of the crowd Sir you have married to tbe the wrong The out Sort you and went pa X
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