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   Madison Express (Newspaper) - September 5, 1844, Madison, Wisconsin                             TERMS OF Tlie MADISON KIPHKBS will b every Thurwlay and furnished to subscribers pot annum if mud w nilvan :e if not in adrttnce, Three Dollars will bo charged. TERMS OF AOVEuTISIXG. One dollar per eqimro (twelve linos or imJ dor) for tbo first iirtcrtion and tweuly-five cents for eiw h subsequent mucTllcm. [Cf Letters adtlroeecd to this office must be POST I'AID 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 tnug aunt Patty's house looked in the v-inter; the cellar windows were all brnked up, the barn yard leveled down with the straw, and the barn itself so completely crammed that tufts of hay and nnthrashed rye pro- truded through the crevices of the great folding doors, and in some pla- ces seemed almost forcing the clap- boarc s from their fastenings. It would have done your heart good to see the great golden and crimson eais ol corn glcr.siing through the lattice work of the grain house'! 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 iirst sen- 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 ac- cident 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, ar.d when these strange tilings began to happen fre- quently, we became a little supersti- tious and went again and again to be certa.n 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 Pat- used in the winter as a dining-room, a'stoim came up that precluded all hopes of masculine society that even- ing. The wind howled round the house like an animal eager for its prey bail and snow rattled against tlic'vvindows, while the fretful and half v hispered moaning of the poplars as complained to the rough-ele- ments, came distinctly to our ears. what cared we for the storm! There was a blazing pile of hickory cracking cheerily in the kitch- en chimney and a j.ipan tray filled with luscious red apples stood on the fruit mellowing in t'ie warm joyous company sat around the huge chair so completely filled by old maid that a lit- tlu of the oaken back alone (oulJ be seen rising like a spread fan above her broad shoulders. all had our knitting woik, but one or two on- ly wuve busy with it; two of the girls were counting apple-seeds and nam- ing for each other. One was standing up in front of the fire a foot on the- lower round of her chair, winding a skein of stocking-yarn which she had placed on the back, after liring out a sweet-trmpored girl who had holding it till her urms iiched. Another, Lizzy the most mischievous, talkative, in- simut ng creature that you ever s uv, sat on the dye-tub caressing aunt Fat- ty's c..t, who erected her tars at ev- ery tcucli of the slender hand, and g.ive cut a slerpy purr which would have made a less excitable party drowsy to bear. Now and then Liz- zy wo lid stral a sly glance at us from under her long eye lashes, and then fall to caressing the cat again demure- ly as t IB animal herself. Wi: knew what vas coming and waited the event for hen Lizzy Parks took to concil- iating the old muid's favorite, it was asuie preliminary to some request w! ich was very likely to be refused unless great tact and discretion were cxeroiied 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 aun: 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. Every- thing is so very snug and comfort- 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 talk- 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 thou- 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 ctiain in her hand "see I will this over my head, if it falls m an t> aunt pntly shall loll us the story about BY WILLIAM W. WYMAN. Faithful i nd Fearless. TWO DOLLARS IN ADVANCE. Volume 5- 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, v< ry willing to stand the test, for as boih ends of the rinds were nurled 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 Patfy 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 Liz- zj swung the apple skin over her head for the third (imc, and it dropped at aunt Pattv's feet a peifect 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 knittin j-work 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 nee- dles around the hearth, i nd the storm raging without. commenced aunt Patty thrusting her needle in the crimson sheath her side, and winding thej yarn round her finger: "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 verj' 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 onths, 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 vliile par was reading the letter: .vhcn lie got through arid laid it among his old pa- pers in the desk, I went and took it sljly away and lead it over a thou- sand times before I went to bed, I slept with it in my bocom all that j night but instead of dri aniing 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 fe< lings as if I had hurried a friend bi.t now when he was the paper his hand touched Jay against my you needn't smile, gills, 1 vt asn't half so fleshy as I am it seem- ed as if every line was placing over it like flashes of fire, and a' if my heart would never beat regulaily again. Ded he come to see me I kept ask- ing myself that quostior 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 anx- ious 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 wh< n he took a notion into his head, and .--ays he cve- 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 of''balk. Act natural natural! and if you've a good heart and p -etty tolera- 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, tri.'d 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 dim- i ity curtains to bleach fo) the bed in our room, and I took the s art to roar's wedding gown, whitened it up and put it round one of our smallest kitch- 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 wit'iout letting par know it I took this China here just now with the pider in the punch bowl still in the cupbosrd yonder, and set them on the little tt ble for Mr. Smith to wash in, for I was afraid he might thick w th 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 h e 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 acry- corner cupboard and bring a clean you believe it, he went right in to i ing. Just then cousin Smith sawme. 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 v.j al.u 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 bladtd 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, put- It was too much for just then Lou- 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 theknife tl sre already. hands, and he made room for her be- "I gasped for breath, and should "I went ii.to the out room again to I twecn 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 ner: Louisa had boiled some fresh esjgs and made a sauce for the pud- ding, and everythi ig looked very gen- teel considering. There was a plate that riigbt 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 >Ie, 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 of1 got my sewing-work and sat down by Smith put liis arm around my waste _ _. r tj.__.. w ,1 ,1 .___i_______l_ _ 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 aiicl clrew me towards Louisa. She cheese tub in my life. Mr. Smith sat' raised her eyes, and a poorfrightened close by me, looking out of the win- looking thing she was. I did not t> _ trembling in the dish where it had ______ __, ____ ___ 0 __________ jnst been turned >om the bag, and dow, when he saw Louisa and mar hate .fier> for ray lleart 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 eJl's 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 cumein and stood looking be at last, leaning over the tvindow "w Mrs. Smith when she was here see what chair Mr. Smith would siil-'do 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 but- ter stamped on the top with a bird on a branch, and not te 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 sli< ed off the largest end of the puddinr. 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 ttat 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 saj-s he, taking up bitterness inthese closing words which his hat, 'the air is so sweet, and eve- Save us to understand that aunt Pat- rything looks so lovely, I must run I 17 not forgiven her moth- away. Your mother has just taken j iielP for depriving her of a hus- her milking-stool from the fence, I then. will go and carry it for her.' And did you never g'jt an other "Out he went through the door- enquired Lizzy, looking ro- yard, and sure enough he did carry gweishly up through her eyelashes. mar's stool for her coins but when aunt n bright O. A__: l_ 1 _ r I____1 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 Smitb, took up the knife and fork, and a piece of linin in the gears and wan- while he was cros ing them over the ted me to go up and wind quils 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 enoti ;h this time, any how.' "Then he put 1 oth 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 preserv< r. My face was in a blaze, for I ci uld see that cous- in Smith bad as mi ch as he could do 1o 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 mus- lin, and sat down in the out-room 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, walk- ed up apd down awhile, then took a paper and read a little; but he seem- 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 ihe, 'Potty how you have hu t my and Mike, instead of Iping us, thought that I wanted him 1o do something for Mr. Smith; BO he natched 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 weav- ing. -When I got to the top of the stairs, as true I lire, there wai twinkle of her little eyes: "Mike of- fered 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 par- 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 posses- sion of the Club, Mrs. ROBKBTS, wife of that staunch Whig veteran JONA- THAN ROBERTS, Esq., made the fol- lowing eloquent address Gentlemen of the Upper Clay Club: The of your town- 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 Ano- siation, they have honored me with .he pleasing duty of placing it into youi- I have only '.to my utter inability to do even commoa justice to the well-earned merit of my .issociates in the execution of beautiful piece ot work before A few short weeks only have been low< d them fur the performance of task. In that time the indisposition of your inuch-eiteetned and worthy Pref ident withdrew the service of one of our most efficient aids. The small number of ladies that could engage in t! e work were so sensible to the call of filial duty that they redoubled their and have (notwith- standing a renewed cause of sympa- thy in the demise of a beloved friend and neighbor) completed in a given time their labor, thus affording, gen- tlemen, a bright example of perse- 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 plyii g the needle, we all, as an asso- ciation, 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 anjtbinR to do with the political questions which are now agitating the public I am mjself no advocate of a public display of our views on those subjects, but ive dare think, and in the pres- ent instance we deem it not inappro- priate to make an exposition of them. To whom are we addressing our- selves? For whose happiness are our best feelings directed Let jour ow n hearts answer. It is your wives, your moihers, your daugh- ters, that speak to look up to you as actors in the approaching cont'st. We look for you to aid in seen -ing for us the peace and pros- perity of our beloved country. On this depend for the continuance of the comestic happiness we now enjoy. Upon the establishment of Whig prin- ciples do we rest our best hopes for the perpetuation of those free institu- tions that have distinguished tit as a nation. And we now also to addrrss 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 pa- triotf and sages of the present, like those of the past time, are fast quit- ting 1 he stage of life. We then tu- treat you, dear friends, be GuaiJ faithfully the rich inheiitanco 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 priva- tions and Bufferings of the -tlit 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 recollec- tion cf the propiictor of this soil that while this grove gave shelter, its eartll was avained by the bleeding foot-prints of th3 defenders of our coutitrj'a rights. We will not much longer upon your time. Permit to adi that, from the spirit we seen- broad, our vrmnanly fears have been arousod to a sense of impending dan- ger tl at can only be averted by the virtue, wisdom and pattiolism of our rulers. In the gentlemen selected by your ;iartj- for those important we have the fullest confidence, and for thjir election we shall jnost vrntl} pray, No-v, gentlemen, we consign banner to your Bear it, go forth, with pure hearts and willing hands, in the good work, Let tho zeal t'lat animates you be lighted at the altar of pure patriotism, Let inodeialion and good will your follow-citizctii 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 cause! I Would. If I possessed the most valuable tiling? in the world, and was about to will them awuy, the following woulc be my plan of distribution I v ould will to the world (ruth and frendf hip which are very icarce. I w HI Id give an additional portion of truth to and mer- I wDuldgive to (kill and. learning, I would give to printers their pay. To gossiping tongues. To a peck of their trumg To foung women, good feme, larga waistf, natural teeth. To young or com- mon s inie, little cash, hard work. To old maids, good raootlt faces, little talk and good hutbtnds.' To Did ft love for children and And lastly, if 1 had ahundred to I would give them to "Ctxy Lc OR OUT FOR TOUHULVKf There a itory of an offiauting isler, et the Manchester Chtirc i, having to marry thirty coupla on Wb it-Monday. the of the service, a female voice cried out imploringly from the of the crowd, "Sir, you have married to tbe the wrong The) tionu) omlled out, "Sort you and went pa, X.   

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