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THE 'LEHIGH REGISTER,
.48,0 published in the Borough of Allentown, Lehigh
County, Pa., every Tuesday
BY A.II3GeSTUS L. 111111 E,
At $1 50 perannum, payable in advance, :Ind
132 00 if not paid until the cud of the yeir. No
paper discontinued, until all arrearages arc paid,
except at the option of the o proprietor.
• Anvrn•rlsexcsrs, making not more than one
square, will be inserted three times for ono dollar
aui for every subsequent insertion twenty-five
cents. Larger advertisements charged in the
same proportion. Those not exceeding ten lines,
will be charged seventy-five cents, and those mak
ing six lines or less, three insertions for 50 cents.
15r A liberal deduction will be made to those
who advertise by the year.
lar Office in Hamilton Street, next door to
Stem's Allentown Hotel, (formerly Weiss')
opposite Schnurman's Store.
-ialtereby given, that the undersigned has
been appointed Executor, of the Estate of
George Hick, dec'd.. late of-Upper M ilford
township, Lehigh county. Therefore all
'persons who are indebted to said estate, will
please to make settlement, between now and
the first day of March next, and also all per
sons having claims against said estate, will
please to present them within said specified
FREDERICK SIGMUND, Executor.
Residing at Sally Ann Furnace, Berks county
Jan. IS 11-6 w
'WA N 4
The undersigned wishes to engage two or
three young ladies of respectable character
to learn the fancy Millinery business: Im
mediate application should be made, at her
Millinery store, one door east of Lewis
Schmidt and Co's. Drug Store in .1-lamilton
street A Ilentown.
Notice is hereby given thnt, Mr. Ii illiam~
Fulmer, of Upper Saucon township, Lehigh
county, has on the :31st of day January last,
'inade a voluntary, assignment, of all his prop
erty, personal and mixed, to:the undersign
ed for the bertet of', his creditors. Such,
therefore, witov:are,in anywise indebted to
the said Williatn Fulmer, are immediately
called upon to make settlement. And those
whet have claims, will present thetn well au
thenticated to the undersigned. . •
A. K. WiTmAN,.lssi,znee.
BELL-HANCER, BRAND•CUTER AND LOCK-SMITH,
Respectfully informs his friends and the
public in . general, that he still continues the
above busffiess in all its various branches,
at his stand, one door south of Dillinger &
Craig's Dry Goods Store, in Allen street in
the Borough of Allentown, tvhete he will'
sliiimufacture to order all kinds.of
S CAME S
• for Druggiols, Grocera,
and other branches, war
ranted o be strictly accu
rate, finished in the most
splendid manner. He also manufaCtures
all kinds of Locks, Door-plates, Door-knock
ers, and every other article in his line.
Repairing of Locks, Lamps, in short eve
ry thing in Steel, Iron, Brass or Copper. can
be repaired at the shortest notice and on the
most reasonable terms.
Air. Bon,tys trusts tbreu t l,ll punctual at
tendence to business and inodert.te charges,
he will be Able to gain a large share of pub
lic patroriage, Lor which he will ever be„
4.lle.stown, December 21. 41T-4in
LEE & WALKER,
. SUCCESSORS TO OEO. WILLIG,
HAVE removed their stock of Music and
Musical Instruthents, to the new and spa
- cious store in Swaim's Building, No. 162
Chestnut Street, below Seventh, PHILA
DELPHIA, where they invite the attend
ace and patronage of the ptiblic.
tPLEE & WALKER having purchased
the entire stock of Geo. Willig, (who has de-
Clined business,) are now prepared to exe
cute all orders in their line. Their assort.:
ment of Music and Musical Instruments, is
us vxtensive as that of any other establish-
Mont in the, country.
PIANO. FORTES, from various well
known and approved manufactories, now in
store, and will be constantly offered for sale.
tar'Country dealers supplied on very rea
ENGLISH & GERMAN
Of evelideicriptiori, neatly exe cuted at the
Office of the “Resister
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N,KU'UItAI. IN POLITICS.
A FAMILY N
3 OSVAI'II IN-ENVER,
Lumber Merchant In Allentown.
Respectfully informs his friends and the
public in general, that he has lately remov
ed his Lumber-Yard to the south side of
Hamilton stretit, near Weaver's Hotel. He
has lately reccived a very large supply of
all kinds of Boards and building timber,
Stich as Yellow and White Pine, Floring
boards, Poplar boards, Scantling, Joists and
Planks, Mapel boards and Planks, Rafters,
Ash Planks, Laths, Ladder trees, besides
all kinds of other Boards, Scantling, Posts,
Lath and Shindies, all of which te will sell
at very reduced prices.
Farmers, Carpenters and Builders, who
have occasion to use the different sorts of
timber he has for sale, will do well to give
him a call before they purchase elsewhere,
as he is willing to have his stock examined
He returns• his sincere thanks for the
many favours he has heretofore received,
and feels confident that [lig extreme low
prices will be the means of receiving many
Cheap Hat and Cap Store.
Hamilton Street nearly opposite Weiss
Jacob D. Boas,
Takes this method to inform hi.: friends
and customers, that he still continues the
Hatmaking and Cap business, and keeps
constantly on hand, a large assortment of
the most fashionable,
Braver, Nutre, Brush, Russia, Silk and
11 . 'apped flats, which he will sell at
the lowest prices.. .qlso—a large
assortment af Atans. nnyo
and Chihlrens Caps, at .
very reduced prices.
He is likewise prepared to manufacture
to order Hats at the shortest possible notice.
Thankful for past favors he hopes to en
joy a continuance of patronage, as he feels
confident that his Hats, fully recommend
reSuch who are indebted to him for
some length of time, will please recollect,
that their accounts shoul4promptly sett
led, and it is expected will not be neglected.
Informs his old friends and the public in
general, that he has moved into his new
building, at the "old stand," and that he
is again ready at all times to attend to pro
Henry C. Longneeker,
Attorney and Counsellor at Law.
Has resumed the practice of his profes
sion in Lehigh and the adjoining counties.
His office is in the residence of the late Hon.
Jon W. Hornbeck, in Hamilton street, Bor
ough of Allentown.
• January 11. 11-6 m •
•P. IP PCKOE/P,
Office East of the Court House and nearly
opposite; at the corner of Margaret and
\tat• 23 •—(fin
ifilalllll3 J 0411330
ATTORNEY AND . COUNSELOR AT LAW,
May be consulted during Court week,
and a few days before,at the house of David
Stem; Innkeeper, in Allentown.
August 5. I y—*
Notice is hereby given, that John Romig,
and his wife Maria, of Lower Macungy
township, Lehigh county, have on the 22d
day of January 1849, made a•voluntary as
signment of all their property, real, person
al and mixed, to the undersigned, for the
benefit of their creditors. Such, therefore,
who Are• indebted to thv said John Romig.
will see, the necessity of making. payment,
between now and six weeks, and those who
have any legal claims, will present them in
the above specified time. .
• DAVID 0, MOSER, .12signee.
Feb. S. 11—ew
Notice is hereby given that all claims due
the estate of the late Samuel Runk, dec'd.
not satisfied on or before the first (illy of
April next, will be put in suit immediately
after that time. Circumstances imperative
upon the administrators render this course
R n u l P K K : :e2tintiniser;/ 15— or 4 s w .
ALLENTOWN, LEHIGH COUNTY, PA., MARCH 8, 180.*
WINTER C AMP NIGN
Schnurman's ROtunda Still Open!
Large Sales and Small Profits I
Now's your Time, as the Stock• of 'ritzier
Goods is to be Cleared Out.
It has been settled down to a plain matter.
of fact case, that s , Old Schnurman" has sold
more goods in the past year than was ever
sold iu any single establishment in ten coun
ties, and what has proved so beneficial to the
community generally, they had the advan
tage of buying goods at least 10 per cent
cheaper. Such then being the case, he is
sues this as his last manifesto in tbe. Winter
Campaign; Having just finished taking an
account of stock, and found that they have
fet on hand
$ 10,000 Worth of Goods,
for which he wants buyers. So now is your
time—come far and near—distance is ,no ob
ject, as it will doubly repay your trouble:—
Recollect Schnurman's Wholesale and RC
tail Emporium on the Market Square.
February 15. ¶-4w
THE FRANKLIN FIRE INSUItANCE
OFFICE, No. 1633 CHESNUT STREET,
near Fifth street.
Chat les N. Bancker, Geo. W. Richards,
Thomas Hart, Hord. D. Lewis,
Tobias Wagner, Adolp. E Boric,
Samuel Grant, David S. Brown,
Jacob R. Smith, • Morris Patterson.
CONTINUE to make Insurance, permanent
and limited, on every description of property, in
town and country, at rates as low as are consis
tent with security.
The Company have reserved a large Contin
gent Fund, which with their Capital and Pretni•
urns,. safely invested, afford ample protection to
The assets of the company, on January Ist,
IR4B, as published agreeably to an Act ordts;
'rein porary Loans,
Cish, tice., •
Since their incorporation, a period a eigh: ,, a
years, they have paid upwards of One 111 i P tin,
two hundred thousand dollars, losses by fire, there
by afilirding evidence of the advantages of insu
rance, as well as• the ability and di,position to
meet with promptness, all liabilities.
CHARLES N. BANCKER, President.
CHARLES G. BANCEER, See}-.
The Subscribers are the appointed Agents of
the above mentioned Institution, and at e now
prepared to make insurances on every descrip
tion of property, at the lowest rates.
• AUGUSTUS L. RUHE, Allentown
C. F. BLECK, Bethlehem.
!M.:flown, June 13, 1848.
Missolution of partncrilliip.
Notice is hereby given, that the Partner
ship existing under the firm of Wagner
Huber, will be dissolved by the firsrof April
next, and that the business will go into oth
er hands after that time. All persons in
debted to the said firm will call and make
settlement, and such ivho have demands
against the said firm, will please present the
same for settlement. Stich who hold Due
bi-Es for country produce, are strongly urg
ed to present them for payment before the
Ist of April next. They further wish to
inform their customers, that Mod, will
not be taken in payment for book debts af
ter the above date.
WAGNER & HUBER.
aCti)V.1.004 . 4
Notice is hereby given, that the under
signed have taken out letters of Administra
tion of the estate of William Wagner,
dec'd., late of the borou;h of Allentown, Le
high panty. Therefore all those who are• in
debted to, said estate, will see the necessity
of settling their accounts within 6 weeks, and
such who have any demands against the
said estate, will present their claims well Au
thenticated within the above specified time.
JOHN WAGNER, Aimrs.
SHAD, Constantly en hand
SALMON, and fOr sale by
HING, 3 ALMER &Co.
HS & SIDES, - ' Market Str. Wharf
SHOULDERS, PumevEr.rn lA.
LARD &CHEESE, '
Feb. 22. • , - , —2m.
The undersigned has on the
JZ."7"—Y.ir.- 24th of January lasi (bung a
mien, in Weisenburg toninship. Lehigh
county. The right owner, by proving his
property, can' take up the same, by paying
the cost of advertising.
Feb. 1.. - 1-4 v.
Hide them, 0 hide them all away=
His cap, his little frock,
And take from out my aching sight
Yon curling, golden lock;
Ah, once it waved upon his brow!
Ye torture me anew,— _
Leave not so dear a token here—
Ye know not what ye do!
Last night the moon came in my room,
And on my bed did lie;
I woke, and in the silver light
I thought I heard him cry.
I leaned towards the little crib,
The curtain drew aside
Before, half sleeping, I bethought
Mc, that my buy had died!
Take them away! I cannnt kink
On aught that breathes of him!
Oh. take away the silver cup,
His lips have touched hrim;
Take the straw hat from the wall,
'Tis - wreathed with withered flowers;
The rusitinu leaves do whisper me
or all the loved lost hot'irs.
The rattle, with its music halls—
Oh, do out let them snood
The dimpled hand that grasped thew once
Is cold henedth the ground.
The wijlow wagon on the lawn
Through all my tears I see:
Rull it away, Oh! gently roll,
It is an agony !
Oh, anguish! how he gazed on me
When panted out his breath!
I Bever, never knew before
. How terrible was death.
Dly boy—my own—my only °ne—
Art thou forever gone
O God! help toe to bear the stroke
That leaves me all alone!
.!31The incidents of the following striking
story were tola to the writer by one of the
persons present—and, are, therefore .true.
They give a vivid picture of the daters to c
I . ..g \t
which the hardy pioneers of the Pacific
exposed .on their painful journey to Lek
new home.—We copy from the Democrat-.
is Review for February : .
On the. evening of the 4th of July, 1811.
two families of emigrants !Men be seen
tented for the night at the "Pacific Si•rimr,"
on the main trail from Ili souri to Oregon
and Upper California. They had lett in
dependence, the common poitit of deLarture,
and then one thou s and miles behind them.
in company tt fill a much more numerous
baud. But dissensions had occurred, as
must always happen in the absence of i.rov
erninent,or executive physical force, and the
vMuntary organization split into fragments.
which latter, however. continued to ru.l up
warts, like the broktin pieces of a flyifiLr
under the iutpetus of their original projec
tion. These two fatuities, disgusted with
the obstinancy' and riotous spirit of their
comrades, had determined toadvance alone;
and being provided with excellent teams,
and many loose mules and oxen, so as to
rest their anitnals by frequent changes in
the wearing service of their journey, they
had been enabled to reach the first fountain
which mingles its waters •vith the western
ocean—and hence called ••the l'acific'Spring,"
some ten days sooner than the remainder of
the band. Thus they were in no danger of
being surprised in the Sierra Nevada by the
premature full of an automnal snow, a most
dreadful contingency, which pioneers are
most anxious to avoid.
But the forwmrd movement of so diminu
tive a party was hazardous in the extreme.
lo all, they numbertA only a dozen person's.
four of these were small children, and the
rest 'adults of opposite sexes, in equal pro
portions. Their energy, prudence and per-
Severance, in spite of the hostile and thiev
ish savages that hovered around their way
had carrried them safely thus tar, hall the
distance of their route of twothousand miles,
and *nuld probably have borne them to the
settlements of the Sacramento, had not `lt
casuality intervened, as unexpected us it
was impossible to forsee or resist.
In the na•an time, the little band, not con
scious of the impending danger, al neared to
he in the happiest mood, cooked theirirMgal
slipper overa fire of "buffido chips," amidst
jokes, laughter, and.scraps of forest song,
and indulged the while in the brighWst an
ticipations us to "the promised land" before
them. . .
About. sunset, a youth and maiden stoned
from their camp, and ascended tine of those
tall elevations, which overlook and command
the celebrated ....Stiuth Pass." The view
opened into indescribable grandeur and sol-.
elfin cksolation. Immense plain's anti men
sureleas mountains extended wide . as the
cirCumference of sight, and the whole glit
tered in the red rays of evening, nil if sprink
led with a babtism of burning gold. But
the finest poititia theglorious perspective
was the noble Pass itself—that great gatesin
Hide, them Away
A lirriWing in the tiatc . of the
the mountain Wall—so easy of ascent, that a
railway might be run without excavation, to
the very key of its gentle arch, and so ex
ceedingly broad, that all the armies on the
globe might deploy within its area, and
neither wing of their mighty line would
touch the edge of its enormous gap. .
The loVers, (for such they were,) looiced
till they were lost in emotions of sublimity,
and in blended ecstacy and devout awe pres
sed involuntarily closer to each other. Then
their two hearts throbbed togethe as one, and
the musical boats of their warm life-pulses
became a chime and choral anthem, for they
saw the name of nature's God sculpturvd on
the mute marble of ten thousand rocks.
What mattered it, that both were indigeni
nus products of the far frontier, and clothed
in smoke-tinted leather, and course-thread
ed home-spun ? That did not bar them
from love and worship, any more than from
dew and sunshine. Ile was brave above
f, ar, and she was beautiful Iwyond words,
Hence their love was youth's necessity—as
natural as the emission of odor from flowers,
or as the coming of flowers at the call of
.What a crrand church for our wedding!"
whi,pered Henry, us they gazed down on
th, it white canvass tents, beside .-The
cific Sprizio," whence arose Wu tinicoig
melody of .inu'v-bells, and the ringing mer
riment of chiidren's voices.
Enuna's t..cul was iu her; but she au
swer,;tl only With a smile amid a bush.
"You remember your promise," continu
ed Henry, emade one month ago, at the
Grand Island of the Platte, to be toy bride
at the first fountain flowing towards Califor
nia; and . there it is. That sweet spring
sends its icy rill to Green River, which,
lower down, is called the Colorado of the
\Vest, and empties its waters into the pearl
At. the instant, the lovers started, for both,
at the same time-, discovered several dark
looking objects in the south, towards that ex
traordinary butte. which has sineo rocuivod
the name of "Jacob's Tower." Their first
thought was of Indians. But a nearer a.-
proach of the moving forms dissi c ated all
apprehension. They appeared to be a heard
of elk leisurely grazing in the siaort wild
sage Of the sterile plain. The emigrants
were ignorant of the singular fact, that cite
prairie Indians frequently assume the •skins
and shapes of the various animals, and in
this strange metamorphoses take the unwa
ry traveller by surprise.
As twilight gradually deepened over the I.
earth and sky, the youth and maiden de
scended to their-camp. Supper was soon
despatched, and all prepared lor the nuptial
certailim . j.. Ennui's fatht.r, a B dui-a min
ister, officiated as chap'ain. It nay yeadtiy
be cmiceived that few IU x uri es lia , l been
provided fonthe occasion. Such occasions
are common among pioneer parties. Some
delicious butlido :narrow wits handed r attui.
and surpliA the place of sugar-coated cake.
!'hero were no torches or torch-bearers. But
the rising moon in ble an excellent lainti,
and the stars resplelident candles. The
scene had intense national - significence. It
was a symbol worthy of the profoundest
study ; for, if emigration is - the pivot of
American progress, holy Matrimony is the
main-spring of emigration. llence, a wed
ding among emigrants, in the Gate of the:
Rocky Mountains, and on the Fourth tf Ju
ly, was in itself sublime. .
The congratulations of friends were scare
ly over, when a dozen Indians., entered the
encampment. Their appearance excited no
alarm, as they were nearly naked, and des
titute of weai.ons. They said that thee were
Utalis, and offered for barter a peculiar sort
of bread, composed of dry sett& of wild sun
-1 flower and grass-hoppers, in about equal
quantities, pounded, mixed and parched to
gether. Such an article of food would, of
I course, find no civilized purchasers. P.re-
these hideous savages were joined by
a still oreater number, all in the same, un
i warlike condition, with the exception of one.
'This was a huge. giant-limbed barbarian, in
!aspect very•ditTerent from his comrades.
l A profusion of matted hair hung around his
broad shoulders, and a bristling• beard cover
ed the' lower I art of his Thee. II is body was
i clothed in deer-skin, and his ferocious coun
tenonce seemed absolute!♦ fri,_!htful, front
the stru , obliquity of his little grey eyes.
Ile was obviously a white man turned sar
titre. The , wretch looked on the emigrants
I with a sini ter expression, boding evil for . -
w i le , till hi s !dance fell on the new bride;
when his features contracted into a. diaboli
At' the moment, Emma recognized him,
and screamed, "It is Bill Moore—the mur
derer of my brother !"
immediately the outlaw gave aloud whoop
—the preconeetted signal--and the .whole
band 'oflndiuns sprang like so many
panthers, and grappled with the emigrants.
'The latter, both men and women, resisted
with the bravery of desperation. The odds,
however, was too great; and in a brief space,
they were all overpowered, tied with cords
of bark, and lay helpless on the ground; at
the Mercy of their captors. Then, at the
command of their renegade chief; the Utahs
broke into pieces all the rifles they could.
find, and prepared to depart, leaving : Wl the
i les. fast, bound, and carrying with them
the females. The shrieks of the poor •wi:t
men, .as they struggled in vain with the
naked 'areas which dragged them away.
were most piteous to hear; while the hor
rors of the hour were increased by the cries
of children clinging convulsively to the bo
soms of their mothers.
The case seemed hopeless, when a third
party arrived on the mournful theatre. The
brilliant light of the full moon revealed a
large company of Indians on holseback,
dashing rapidly towards the camp. They
were headed by a beautiful young- female,
dressed in a buckskin shirt, pantaloons, and
moccasins, adorned with many tasteful gold•
en ornaments, whose graceful figure sat
upon her fine steed with fairy-like ease and
..Sos hones !Soshones !" shouted the Utah
giving way to a panic of ungovernable ter
ror, and flying off in all directions, leaving
their prisoners astonished at so strati* a
deliverance. But there was one who did
not let go his victim. The refugee, Bill
Moore, seized the fainting form of Em
ma. and sca!ing., with incredible velockw
bori to; eminence, disappeared withtlffi
Hein, burden beyond its tall . summit:
The minute after, the friendly Soshones
reached the scene of recent outrage, and cut
Luise the cords with which the captives had
been tied. hand and foot. The lovely lead
acr of the Snakes wild:tined. by signs, and
some few words of broken English. that the
commander of the Utahs was her husband,
and had that morning gone out, und&the
pretence of hunting, when she was inform
ed. by a comrade, of her false lord's inten
tion to carry otra white woman, during the
night, from the South-Pass—a woman whom
he' had seen the previous day, on the Sweet
Water river, and recognised as one he had
loved before his exile among the Indians.
This intelligence drove Henry almost dis
tracted ; and, as well as he was able, by
(!estures, he told the other that her husband
itiad borne away his wife—pointed out the
course they had talcen, and entreated her to
pursue them, and suffer him to attend the
The dark eyes of the female Soshone
lightened with the fires of jtialonsv and re
v.•ngt;. She instantly provided Henry with
afl iet horse. Ile found his ride, which, by
good luck, hail escaped the general mutila
tion and having mounted the hardy steed of
ate prairies. the whole hand of Snakes dash
ed onwards• Making a short circuit around
the hill, over which 13111 Moore had passed,
they soon, reached the level plain, and ob•
tained a sight of the fugitive, who was gal
loping oft on a strong horse, that doubtless
ha I b •o•t cott , ..atii.l for the present purpose,
ald the dieter of the w girin:•rits oil the•
wind proved th o the victim b rent; in
the abhorred rid •r's lap !
The Soshone w tovio uttered a piercing
yell, and the pursuer a u L 7monted their speed
to a r.tt.• which ntpidly daninished the tits
tatice betwixt th.•ni and their object. The
chase extended south. in the direction of the
spiral , shap. d brtfle, now known as "Jacob's
Power;" and as the troop neared it, the fe
lon Was not more than one hundred yards
ahead. • llis escape seemed impossible, for
the rocky structure was of considerable
height, and its irregular sides looked steep
as the walls of a house. Hence even the
savages were astonished when they beheld
Moore leap from steed, and still suppo •
the weight of his burden, began to
the extraordinary h a ul. He had d
ed a narrow and difficult crevice, tilt
bled him to climb to the top of the precipt e.
Of the Snakes, notwithstanding the en
treaties of their female leader, drew back,
afraid to attempt the dangerous elevation.
But henry pauSed not a moment: Cling
ing to his rifle, he urged his way up the
haw/ling cliff, and .by the utmost exertions,
at last succeeded in gaining the dizzy sum•
Init. Mire an appalling spectacle met his
eye. Moore having despaired of eluding
the pursuit of the Soshones, was endeavor
ing to murder the beautiful Balmer—Being
unprovided with w,!apons. which fie_ had
lost in his ha-ty flight, the human fiend was
choakin?• his captive to death. One bound
bronghtElenry within striking distance He
could not take time to cock his rifle. A sin
gle blow from the heavy iron barrel wont
crashing tbrough the bones of the villian's
skull, and sent Ilion to settle his final account
at a bar where the court is witness as well
at first, supposed that his young
i bride wis k corpse. Ho pressed her pole
lips to his own. They wore covered with
white foam, and felt chill and frosty. • Her
blue eyes were closed. Ohl what a horror
that so•mach youth and beauty should per,
l jab by such a .death !
'• But a few minutes of gentle pressure to
that warm and gentle bosom, of which she
was sole queen and idol, served to re-ani. ,
mate her fainting form. Her eyes shone
again like the jewel of night after a passing
cloud. and a sweet murmur rippled in the
calm atmosphere on the peak of Oncob's
Tower." Dearest, I have had'a dreadfd
dream." - • • ,
Those who would hear more of Henry
and Emma, must take a trip to the bra
table of Feather river, California.