Madison Express, September 26, 1840

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Madison Express (Newspaper) - September 26, 1840, Madison, Wisconsin WILLIAM W. WYMAN VOLUME 1 OKSZt TAe Rights and Interest, of IF PAID MADXBOK, WISCONSIN' TBRRTfJ fife, SBPTTIMBTTR 26, 184O. THE HOITK. loved her-yel I killed her." "Why ait you so thoughtful so melan- choly, I might dearest mother 1 said Iva Meynell, after she bad for some time silently watched her mother's coun- tenanco. "Have I not cause, Iva, when the close of another week robs me of my dear mother, not so. Instead of losing a daughter, you gain a son." that is un- kind. Surely you cannot doubt that Eus- tace loves, as he ought. Do you think your Iva could love any one who did not love her mother 1" Iva wound her arms round her mother as sho spoke, and looked half reproachfully in her face. "No, my said Mrs. Meyncll, part- ing (he thick curls from Iva's kissing it as '-he did so, "I have no such thought. I do believe that Eustace feels towards me ns hi- ought, and I am sure that he loves you with entire affection." Iva "a arms" involuntarily pressed her mother closer. continued Mrs. Moyncll, "there is something in this unconnected situa- tion and notwithstanding nis apparent "Uenr mother your love for me makes you unjust to Etislnce. It) it his fault that his parents are dead 7 Is it his fault that finding the property they left too small to support him in hi-i proper rank, he resoly. -cd and she felt that he was too surely the ob- ject of pursuit. Trembling with undefin. ed alarm, yet striving to command her- self, she advanced and demanded their bu- siness. "We mean no offence said the foremost, taking off hia we are very sorry to come this way into any lady's house, 'specially at such a looking at the the tiling is, we must do our duty. Officer, there is your to "Prisoner Mrs. Meynell, "for what what docs this mean Prisoner! Eustace, Frederick answered not, but his eyes grew wilder, and his cheek more lividly pale. Iva hung almost lifeless on the arm that supposted her. "Why hesitated the man who hnd spoken see the gentle- man the young lady looks taint we bettor talk about it in anoth- er room. Officer companion, di- rected by a look, stepped forward, und put his hand on Frederick's arm. "You are my prisoner, Sir." Eustace started from the touch, and shook off tho grasping hnnd. ho exclaimed, in a oice of thunder. "Iva! ho clasped her to his with the disengaged hand drew a pistol from his vest. The officer grasped his struggled pistol went off, and its contents lodged in the breast of Iva. "Gracious Heaven! he has killed my shrieked the mother. Eustace ly ov er her murdered friend. The officers even jincnt she sat with her A fc Eusl.ico arose> gnzed v n 1 1 t 'to make himself independent of his proud relations, by his own Surely, my mother yon would have done just so. And is it not natural tint a spir- it so lofty as his, should shiink from re- membering or mentioning those who teamed his orphi.n poverty 7 oh he pos- sesses every virtue." "He j our heart, at said Mrs. Meynell, smiling pensively. "And that conviction, Iva, together with my fail- ing my child, do not turn so won mv consent to this, I foar, premature union. You arc very young, nnd although Frederick Eustace appears to possess n.nny noble lo P( "The expown family. Frederick's temper is, I fear good." "Hut not had, mother surely. Hastj is indeed hut his anger is a lightning, gone ns soon as seen." "Yes Iv.i. but Joes tho lightning never kill with its molt oiitarj glance'''' A shade of thought darkened Ivn's bril- liant fiice; fora me head In nt, and h >r eyes fixed on the cur- pet. Hut ha was seventeen and in love.. A rapid step sounded in the hall. "'TU Frederick "lie exclaimed spi inging w ith rou. De. serve if ou would not break her moth- er's heart." "As I hope fur peace and pardon hcrraf. ter, my life shall be devoted to guarding her said Frederick solemnly ond with diep emotion. The bridal day arrived. In the morn- ing, Fredciick Eustace called ut Mrs. MeyncH's and finding Iva alone, he look out his porket book, and drew from it a white ribband. you rememb-r Ihis Iva replied Iva, blushing and Miiilin-r. ''I K.IVC it jou on the day when you rescued the jroor dog from his suvdgnsin all direc- tions, yet no body was di cohered. Tha next day the search wont o t with like suc- cess, and at length, when ill (other efforts seemed useless, it was suggested that the pond might be drained d. y, and by this process the body m jst ine Stably come to light. This plan, after some further search, (in which the poL by the child was found, sta ned with blood and with some remnnnts o apparel attach- ed to it) was adopted bv the authorities, and a sluice was dug to 1 jt the water off down the hill side. Tht opperation oc- cupied sometime, and wlen a vent was opened, the impetuous rut a of the water swept away nearly the the pond upon the hill aide, let ing off the flood atone bound, followed by a mass of pitch black mud, dead logs, fre h water turtles, cat fish, padlocks, eels, w. ter snakes, and all the strange tenants of the pool. Still the body did not appear, s nd after a thor- ough examination of the black bottom of tha pond, vague suspicioi s of some other kind {J'rogueiy began to b3 entertained by .he crowd. The child vas again exam- ined, the pond was again scraped, and the over which tl 3 dark sediment and filth of tho pond now lay a foot deep, was carefully inspected n all directions, and still the dieadful my .tery was unex- plained. The evidences of the (bJid, the finding of the knife, the pole, tne money, the wo- man's strong appoarancjs of guilt, all proved that a boartless a id horrid human butchery had buen porpe rated, and fruit, leaasearch bod seemed but to add he'w terror to tine itemeut. Wfio was the unfortunate atrt nger 1 evidently some traveller from a dist ince, for nobody in the neighborhood was missed. Why could the body not be fou nd Ten thou- Knickerbocker. REMINISCENCE OF THE LATE WAR. About the middle of May, in the year of our Lord one thousand eight hundred and fouiteen, the inhabitants ofa little village not far from the mouth of the Geneses' rivsr were thrown into a tumult of alarm, by the appearance of the British fleet un- der Sir J. L. Yeo, off their shores. In (he general consternation and confusion, various expedients were 'proposed, reject- ed, suggested for ridding them- selves of their unwelcome, visitor. Some were in favor of an immediate fortifica- tion of their dwellings others thought it more easy to keep him off shore, and prevent their landing, than to defend their families after they had landed. The proposition.. waa at last suggested, by a iimid citizen, 'to and save what mey could in a hurried flight. But stout- ly and manfully tha good people this shameful proposition, and put their heads together to concoct a plan more a- greeable to their sturdy patriotism. During this time of doubt and uncer- tainty, it mis a moving spectacle to see the 'tremwngs of distress' which many of the exhibited, aa the ships of tho fleet slowly neared the shore. Mo- thers shrieked end clasped their infants to their boaoma in fearful anxiety the little girls while the larger ones looked to their sweet-hearts for protection in this hour of peril. These latter again blunt ly declared that they would not run, but would 'stick by and see fair play. Let the red coats come on we'll meet 'em One young gallant, swore that the British were 'a set of rascally, ragmuffins good for nothing under God'a heavens hut to scare women and children The more saga- cious saw in this move the destruction of their stores, and feared for the result. Determining at last not to yield with- out a show of fight, the militia were as- sembled, men and boys, in all three nun- dred strong, and occupied an elevated po sition near the lake, whence they could see all the manoeuvres of the fleet. Pre- sently a boat was seen to put off from the commodore's ship. Now let the valiant soldiers nerve themselves for the contest! But stop It ia a flag of truce Now our friends are in a worse dilemma than before, being entirely guiltless of any knowledge of military or naval etiquette, or indeed of military affairs in general, save the regular militia drill. What predicament! Nobody seemed to know what to do, but every body was of opinion that somdthing must be done. Alter some deliberation, hastened undoubtedly by the rapid approach of tha boat, Lieutenant B------was delegated to lead a file of men down to tho water's edge, 'find out what was wanted.' As this Lieutenant is a conspicuous sand conjectures flew i round each of which only added to the perplexing nays, tery. A strange uncertainty forced ftuelf lay extended- This piece of! the the pet pie. By all ap- land from over tillage was worn out, and pcarances, it seemed cert, in, that the mar. 6 man had never bi en thrown into Some years after this time, a genfeman wl-o had gone out as a Missionary to New Holland, was walking in the vicinity of Port Jackson. As he passed a small hut, n woman stepped out and as she turned from the door, she said to anothei, who stood within I will cone and stay tho night with you. I think it will bo the lost that he will trouble any body. He's going fast." "Is any one ill there, my good wo- man T' said the missionary, pointing to the hut. 'Yes curtsying, "a poor fellow ofa onvict in consumption, I take it. I hink, sir, I was just telling his nurse, that u'll not sec to morrow." "Is he "Oh! yes, sir: only weak and faint with the sickness." "Do you think a visit from me would _s pleasant 01 useful to him, my friend? 'e been set in mo- ion but by a genuine br >d and born, thor- juglily educated, son o Yankee The tavern keeper war tod his land im- proved he wanted the >ond turned on to t, and soon hit upon a plan to have the _ob done free of expense He laid awake :bree nighte, matured I is plan, contract- ed with the poor woma i for fifty dollars, to put it in operation, ai d ahe with the as- sistance of a consumate y artful child car- ried it out. She kill' d a pig, smerec a knife and pole, taught her child the sto ry to tell, and acted o it the game, in a manner worthy of the beat living repre- sentative of Lady Mac >eth. tavern character in this reminiscence, it may no be amis to give the reader a description ol his person, in the words ofa back-woods- man 'He was a great favorite among the girls of the village, and had enjoyed great name in the military line, having commanded a company of volunteers in Now Hampshire, beforo he emigrated to tho West. A shrewd yet reckless dispo sition marked all his actions. A man couldn't get round him, no more than he could choke a lion, and yet he was as free, open-hearted a chap as ever kissec a pretty girl afore she knew it. I've seen him macBuvering the sogers too, when Captain Shute used to bo to the widow'-s, a Saturday evening, and couldn't atteni' o the military exercises.' In short, th gallant lieutenant was a universal favor ite, particularly among the ladies, whc regarded him as their especial guardian and champion, in these troublesom times. Putting himself at the head of his men the worthy lieutenant marched rapidl; down the hill, and forming a line near th water's edge, awaited the next movemen in stern silence. Indeed, he afterward said, 'that he wasn't so very sure but th fellows in the boat wanted to play 'em trick, and if there ever was a time whe he felt a great responsibility on him, was then.' He did not wait long, befor he was hailed by the British messenger Is that the way you receive a flag o fear, the "tittle girl fled from her mis arable mothei's habitation, and ran a mile and u half to the farmer's bouse to relate horrid details. Of course thn alarm was instantly gtv en, and a terrific excitement flew through the town and among the neighbors for miles around. An early hour in the morning found constables and a large cro.wd of poisons assembled at the wo- man's dwelling. The unhappy wwteh intantly turned pale and exhibited; wory aign of guilt; first refusing tho officers Itdmission, then forcing herself between them and the space behind the cbimney if eager to retard investigation, but attl vociferously wwrting not innocence. An keeper had furnished tl e thirty dollars of the murdered tnan'a rm ney, but when his object was gained he efused to pay the promised fiftv dollars, ind not caring a pin whether the womai would expose his plan or not. Th is o the grand devcl- operaent, and thus our h rilling narrative of "A New HaBipshin gentle reader, turns out to be neither morenur teas than a and surpassing- ly executed "YAWBB 'KICK Mr. Powir, the core nedtan, in one of hia new s a philanthropic man, aa one who bis own ditty affaire and he affafrs of other people." truce It is generally the custom to me without arms, on such occasions.' said lieutenant, still maintain- ing his soldier-like position, without turn- ing his head, didn't know but you might cut up some deviltry or other with our people howsomdever, as you seem to be a pre.tty peaceable well-disposed, well-be- haved sort of a fellow, my men may right about face a little ways.' So turning on his heel, a la miUtaire, he ordered his men to retire a few rods, and hold themselves in readiness for further action. By this time, the boat was close in shore, and the messenger, an -officer, as appeared from his uniform, was about stepping ashore, when the Yankee interrupted him 'I say, hello, mister! you don't coro" on this ground, till I know what you're af- ter! So, jest stay in the boat, and say your say out. The Englishman, perceiving it would be useless to oppose this appeal, resumed his position in the boat, and declared hia mission, which was, to demand a surren- der of the stores on penalty of instant de- struction in case ofa refusal. Our officer replied 'I don't know about that 'ere last part of the business; but I will consult ray su- periors, and get their opinion on the sub- ject 13 hill, and placing himself in front of hia i, who had waited his return, agreea- j to orders, he delivered himself of the 1 lowing reply to the demand of the Brit. sh: 'I am ordered by the General to tell yon at we shall keep tho stores, until >e king shall send a force sufficient to ake them away. Sof if you want 'em r dW, you must get 'em the best way you Somewhat astonished nt the reception had met with, and seeing nothing very nviting in tho countenance of the sturdy Tankee, the servant of the king gave the word to hia men, and quickly returned to ship. While theso occurrences were taking lace, the crowd on the hill suddenly dii. (rsed, and tho militia, in regular order, led off on tho left into the brushwood, tid marching round to the right, appear- d again on the hill, in sight of the fleet, tit in a different order, so as to present he appearance ofa new company just nr. ived from another quarter. These again n turn filed off, and immediately another of men came directly in front, filed >if, and disappeared like tho [hcsa manoeuvres were repeated again ud again and the motley uniforms of he citizens, with a great noise of drum and fife, contributed not a little to the de- ception. After this had continued a considerable ime, the lieutenant remarked, probably iing somewhat fatigued with his arduous djties, that 'the Britishers didn't seem in any hurry about them stores, and he reck- ned that they would take time to consid- er tho matter some, afore they tried and so it proved for the British comman- der deliberated a long time without any ipparent movement; and after firing a guns, with no other effect than to a- waken tho echoes of the dense forest which skirted the lake, and elicit a few creams from the leisurely away to the no small gratification of the mericans, who feared for the success ot heir ruse. But the final disappearance of the fleet in the course of the afternoon, quieted entirely the doubts of the most imorous; and they returned to their dwellings sincerely thanking that Provi- dence, or as the worthy captain las it, which had protected them from the destructuin that threatened them. The evening was spent in joyous festiv. iy, and the agents of this great'fatality' by no means forgotten in the gener. al joy. Liout B------was the hero of the day, and nobly he bore his honors; gal- l.intly reaping the reward of his labors in the smiles of the ladies whom he had pro- tocted. It is oVon assorted that ho was seen to steal various kisses from the lips cf these pretty charmers, in tho course of the evening. G. II. M. PERSEVERANCE. There is not a virtue that is more im- portant to inculcate in tho young mind than perseverance. It is to the firmness is to theheart, the urging and sus- taining principle. By persisting in its r.ttempts, the infant acquires the use of ids limbs, and various organs; it learns to speak, to walk, etc. By per list ing in his attempts, the philosopher equally ac- quires an enlarged power of thought and i atiocination. There is no valuable know. ledge that can be obtained without sludy, us there is no extensive work that can bu perfected without labour. The student must persevere in urging hia faculties through every stage of science, before he can reach its highmost point; as the arch- itect must continue his toils from the bundation, gradually ascending before he can complete his edifice. The most stu- pendous difficulties vanish before the grad- lal efforts of perseverance. When we look upon tha ponderous structures raised by man, we cannot bat feel the amazing inadequacy of the ngent to the operation. We are astonished that the diminutive animal, man, whose utmost height scarce reaches to the depth of the foundation.stone, whose utmost strength seems inadequate to remove the smallest beam, has yet succeeded in erecting the tower and the temple, whose size and el- evation nre equally majestic. Art could indeed plan the form, and give the engines that aid the labour; but only by countless repetition of the efforts of the toiling hnnd, could art embody its conceptions. The young, to whom perseverance most necessary, sire too apt to appreciate its usefulness the least. Let the youth, beholding any stupendous work of labour, pause to reflect what innumerable efforts of the busy ringers must have been again and again repeated, ere perfection crown- ed the woik. In looking upon the stately ing majestically on wave, let us consider, what perseverance must have been exerted to bring her to this state of completion; that plank was added to plunk, nail driven after nail; that a day, ,i week, a month's labour scarce inado any visible progress in the work; and that only by unceasing endeavours, and after many remissions of labour and rest, was llr; whole perfected. Tho stone-cutter's progress is perhaps the slowest of any artificers; many docs he urge hia delicate aaw, on tha al- most impenetrnblu marble, ere the smallest incision be made; jet he cheerfully proa, ccutca his daily business, assured that hit perseverance will ultimately divide the block. Let the young press the moral to be ad- It ia thus in tho of tho heart to the mind to knowlede. By ateady perseverance in woll-doing, oacli aiiiiablo emotion to expand and strength- en, each mental faculty shall become vig. oroua. Even natural obstacles alrnll be conquered. Demoatbenes, tho groolost orator that ever adorned Greece, rich an she wai in public is well known to havo an imperfect epeech he stammered much; yet by aoverauce, he not only conquered it, but becamu the moat eloquent pleader in Athem. Tho young can require no strong, er encouragement, no atronger aasurnnco of success, than that inculcated by (hid wcll-k lown fact. admit that we did writr to Chnp- told him to craw, FOR vse have much crow aver." Vio will soon have much tiiare to July 29. Tht i reminda us of two boys we onco saw fighting. The younger and smaller one, after getting well thumped, jumped up, clapped hia handa, and anid "Well, darn >e, If I can't whip you, I guess I can make mouths at your titter, any V meet: ties Gaz. Tin; HORSE AND KU Irish peasant on a small ragged pony was floundering through a bog, when the ani- mal in its efforts to push on, got one of his hoofs in the stirrup, said the boy, if you are going ta get up, it is time for me to get down." NEW AMERICAN U. States Mint in Philadelphia, is engaged in coin- ing a new American dollar, none of which has yet, but soon will be, put in circulation. The new coin ia of a smaller diameter, and conacquently more convenient than the Spanish coin, and ia altogether hotter executed. Turning to his men, he ordered them to duced from these examples, deeply on their wait, and not 'let that chap come aahore hearts, and often recall their flagging till he came back; when' added ba, ad- dressing the officer, 'I'll report progress, and let you know bow we conclude to act.' So saying, he marched up the bill; and disappeared among the crowd, After some minutes with the older few young leaden in the little army, be resumed his march down spirits bv the inference to be thence drawn however difficult or extensive the work to be achieved, by peraeverance he shall assuredly actuare It. However moderate hia abilities, however limited hia strength, let him not despair t reiter- ated attempts must finally jptoduoe fiua- cess. From tht Boitaa Horning Pott. POLICE COURT. RETURN OF MRS. KINXSY TO BOSTOX. Constable Clapp, who held the execu. tive w arrant, grounded on the inquest upon the subject of tbs death of George F. Kin- ney, by poison, brought her to this city on Sunduy night. She was simply brought into Court to have the complaint read to her, but immediately withdrawn. At the request of her counsel, the sheriff gave her a carte blanche aa to the stylo in which her room in prison should bo fitted up for her comfortable accommodation, and after taking dinner with Mr. Adama, was conducted to ker circunftcribed quar- ters in j-iil. In several papers her personal attrac- tions have been emblazoned, aa if she were a second Cleopatra, whose fascinating glance was irresistible to mortal man, and could lure the sex to inevitable-perdition; but the fact is, Mrs. Kinnoy is simply a. dark complexioned, decent looking wo- man, somewhere between the latitudes of thirtj -five and forty. In conversation, ahe is frank, easy and intelligent, and the ex. pression of her countenance, for the timo being, unaffectedly amiable, and nothing- more. As for the brilliant flashing of her eye, we might as well speak of striking a light with a piece of India-rubber. Ia her present severely trying predicament, her conversation and demeanor are char- acterized by the moat scrupulous proprie- ty. Not a look, gesture or accent, betok- ening bravado or fool-hardinesa, has es. capctl her on the one hand, nor any ex- pression of conscience stricken weakness-, or guilt-confessing aversion of glance on the ether, has been detected, aince Mr. Clapp first met her atThatford. In relation to the report about her dan. gerons charms, she yesterday related an amusing denoument, which occurred on her sa called "rapid flight" to Concord. While going from Nashua to Concord, in tho stnge, two ladies, utter strangers to her, commenced a conversation about tha "horrid poison case in Boston." Soys name is Kinney, and she is one of those jilting beauties who know how to attract tho men, and lead them where she has a mind to. Wben she was n widow, she came to Lowell and dash ;d about till ahe got away thj Ror. Mr. Freeman from the daughter of the wo- man he boarded with, when every body thought ho would have married her as it matter of course, and he had boarded a long time in the family." replied her friend, and ttio strongest circumstances against her now is, that she ran away the vary nont Jay after her husband was But t guees her rig is now up, and that be ia tbo lost husband she will While in the stage, Mrs. Kinnoy listen- ed in silence to thin charitable colloquy; but upon her arrival at the hotel in Con- cord, she invited one of her censors into her other had proceeded on her after a little prcpar. atory conversation, Mrs. Kinney asked her if she had not been talking in the stago about the poison case. The stranger ro- plied and Mrs. K. then said ahe had n part of the conversation and should like to hear the whole of it. The gari iilous guest complied with her request with, and a short pause, Mrs. K. said to her, "I am the Mm. Kinney you have been talking about 1" The lady was literally dutnofbuwkd hjr this dfscoverv, and attempted to to Mrs, Kinney aa welt aa ahe mig K. by hot genuiM affability of soon, however, her from barrawmefA ;