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THE LEffiGII REGISTER,
It published in the Borough of Allentown, Lehigh
County, Pa., every Tuesday
BY AIIGIJSTIJS L. RUBE,
At $l. 150 per annum, payable in advance, and
*2 00 if not paid until the end of the year. No
paper discontinued, until all arrearages are paid,
except at the option of the proprietor.
AnvicavisaNsirre,making not mote than one
square, trill be inserted three times for one dollar
and for every subsequent insertion twenty-five
cents. Larger advertisements charged in the
same proportion. Those not exceeding ten lines,
wilt be charged'seventy-five cents, and those mak
ing six lines or less, three insertions for 50 cents.
rirA liberal daductign will be made to those
who advertise.by the year.
igr Wee in Hamilton Street ‘ next door to
Stem's ✓lllentown Hotel, (formerly Weiss')
opposite Selinnrman' s Store.
Storekeepers, Milldlers, Farmers
• dIND NECH.d.NICS! •
WILLIAM S. WEIL'S,
Wholesale & Retail
DRY GOODS AND VARIETY STORE
The - subscriber takes-this—method-of- in
forming his frinds agd the citizens generally
in Allentown and Xi vicinity; that he has
just arrived from Philadelphia and New
York, with a most magnificent stock of
goods, viz :
Unbleached muslin from 3 to 9 cents,
Bleached do. from 3 to 12 cents, best goal.
Calicoes from 3 to 121 cents,
Clothes from $ 1,00 to $ 4,00,
Cassimeres from 25 cents to $l,OO,
do. French Doe Skin from $1 to $1,25.
Alpaca and Mohair Lustre from 121 to 50 cts.
Ginghams, Linens, Lustres, 121 to 50 cts.
A great variety of Shawls, at all prices.
Stockings and Gloves, 61 to the finest qual.
Linen Cambric Hdkfs. 61 to the finest qual.
Suspenders 3, to 50 cts.
Ribbons of the greatest variety ever exhibi
ted in Allentown.
Ready made .shirts with Linen bosoms, frog►
371 to $1,50.
Shirt collars 121 to 25 cts.
Linen bosoms 25 to 50 cts.
N. B. Just arrived front New York 300
Violins from 50 cents to $lO.
French and German Accordeons, at a
prices, also a lot of cheap Flutes.
To the Ladies.
Plated Breast Pins, 0.1 to 25 cts. • .
Gold do. do. 50 to $2,00.
Ear and Finger rings, 371 to $2,00.
Steel Beads, Bags and Purses.
Gold and Silver Ladies Pencils.
Guards and Slides of all kinds.
Fans and Parasols of all kinds.
Turtle and Buffalo Combs, a great variety
- Lots of Lancaster twist, and side combs.
Perfumery of different kinds.
A lot of.the finest cloth and hair brushes.
French paper weights.
N. B• • He keeps on hand a regular as.
sortment•of watch and guard keys 3 to 121
A great variety of Studs and Breast pins.
Silver & German silver pencils with gold
Violin strings of all kinds.
ALSO—A great variety of other goods
too numerous to mention.
Having for a long time been in the buSi
ness, he shall continue to keep on hand a
general assortment of "Yankee Notions,"
which he will at all times dispose of
Wholesale and Retail at the most reduced
He returns his sincere thanks for the fa
vors thus far received, and trusts that they
will be continued, for which he will ever
Country produce taken in exchange for
ReimVal of Store Goods.
Barber dr Young,
Respectfully inform their friends and cus
tomers, that they have recently removed their
into the new three story brick
building on the South side of Hamilton street,
directly opposite Dr. Wm. F. Danowsky's
Drug Store, where they will constantly
keep on hand, a large assortment of Goods.
coming in their line of business, and which
they sell at the lowest prices.
The Copartnership heretofore existing-un
der the firm of Pretz, Kern Co., was dis
solved on the 2d inst., in consequence of the
death•of Joseph Saeger, all persons therefore
indebted to the said firm,will please call at the
Store of their successors Pretz, Guth& Co.,
between, now and the first day of May next,
after which time the claims will be placed
in the hands of a magistrate for collection.
CI4RISTIAN PRETZ, )
March 15.• • .
A FAMILY NEWSPA
JOHN F. RUHE, Esq. Treasurer, in ac
count with the Borough of dllentown,
from Spril 9th 1848, to dpril 3d 1849.
S4B, April 9. Balance as per last
Account, - - - --$ 660- 17
Of Howes' and Co's Cireus,
Theater Exhibitions, -
Of Jacob lhrie, Borough Tax,
Dec. 22. Of the Treasurer of Le
high County, per cent. on the
County Tax of 1847, - -
July 17. Charles Eckert, Water
stock• Dividend, -
1849 Jan. 10. John Eckert, sale
of town property, -
1848, May 17. Paid to Henry
W. Knipe, Supervisor, - $5O 94
H. W. Knipe, grading North Al-
len Street, -
Geo. Wetherhold, grading South
Allen street, • - - - 42 40
Do. grading Union street, • 107 08
Do. Supervisor. - - 48 63
Paid - Interest-on-Loans, 615 32
Oct. 5. Wm. Eckfeldt, for Hose, 110 00
June 22. Henry Nagel, and oth
ers, Nightwatch. - -
Willim Fry, for a Hook and Lad
der Wagon, - - . - 20 00
'Lewis Wolf, Blacksmith work, 38 75
Fredr. Bohlen, Repairing Engine, 675
David Stem, Expenses from fire, 20 00
Wm. Blumer, bo. do. I'2 00
County, State and School Tax, 17 51
John Geiser, building Engine house, 16 50
Joseph Seider, Loan and Interest, 320 85
Incidental Expenses, - - '23 48
J. F. Ruhe, for receiving and pay
ing $ 3,232 84, at 1 per cent
Balance in the Treasury
We, the undersigned being appointed a
Committee to examine the above account,
report the same as correct.
E. D. LEISENRING,
Approved the 3d of April, 1849.
Wm. BLUMER, Presiden,
ELI S. SAEGER, Clerk.
In purslance of an act of the General A
ssembly, of Commonwealth of Pennsyl
vania, entitled "An act relating to County
Rates and Services," approved the 15th day
of April A. D. 1834, and the acts of assem
bly concurrent therewith.
We, the undersigned Commissioners of
the County of Lehigh, hereby give notice,
to the taxable inhabitants, the owners and
agents of Real and Personal property, taxa
ble for State and County purposes, that ap
peals will be held, for the benefit of all per
sons interested, of the several Districts with
in the County of -Lehigh, as follows, to
For the Borough of Allentown, Townships
of Northampton, Salsburg, Hanover, North
Whitehall, South Whitehall and Upper
Saucon on Tuesday the Ist day of May next,
in the Commissioners Office at Allentown.
For the township of Upper Macungy, Low
er Macungy, Upper Milford, Weisenburg,
Low hill, Heidelberg, Washington and Lynn,
on. Wednesday the 2d day of May next, in
the Commissioners Office, as above stated.
On the same days and place the Commis
sioners will receive written proposals for the
Collection of state and County taxes, for the
ensuing year. The surities must be named
in the Proposals.
Wm. S. WEIL.
PETER BREINIG, •
BENJ. BREINIG, sinners,
d2ltest,—. T. M. LINE, Clerk.
Commissioners Office. ?
Allentown, April 12, 1849. S
Garden, Field and Flower
SEEDS, AL. ,
TREES, SHRUBS; ROSES, CRAPE VEIES, die.
For Sale at Maupay's Garden, Rising .
Sun Village, near Philadelphia, and in the
Market below Sixth street, every day, a
large assortment of all kinds of
Seeds, Green-house & Hardy Plants,
which will be sold wholesale and retail. All
orders promptly attended to by
• ,S. MAUPAY.
rirAll kinds of vegetable plants, &c. in
GirThe above are all raised by the sub
scriber at his extensive horticultural grounds,
where the collectfon can be seen—Plants,
&c. packed to carry with safety. Address
S. MAUPAY, SeMisman.
Rising Sun Post-Office; Philadelphia county.
April 5. ¶-2M.
ALLENTOWN, LEHIGH COUNTY, PA., APRIL 19, 1849.
Trenton and Lehigh Transportation Company.
The freighting businegs heretofore car
ried on by J. Cook 4- Co., will hereafter be
transacted by the "Trenton and Lehigh
Transportation company." For freight ap
ply to JONATHAN COOK,
Superintendent Allentown Pa.,
A. WRIGHT & NEPHEW, or STEPHEN LONG,
Vine Street Wharf, Philadelphia.
March 24. • $--4w
Good News for the Ladies.
$ 2,224 61
The subscribers have the pleasure to an
nounce to the ladies, that they have just re
ceived from New York, 10 Dozen Parasols,
Ladies we tell you without fear of contradic
tion, that this lot of Parasols is the handsom
and cheapest yet offered for sale by any
house .in this place. We invite each and
every one to give us a call and examine
them, as we feel positive that we can accom
modate all, both in_point of prices and
quality,they also have just received from the
same place, one dozen Black Silk Shawls
with heavy fringe, vibiet - they - feel disposed
.0 sell at a very small advance.
PRE'rZ, GUTH & Co.
23 00 ,
5000 Bushels superior Dried Apples, in
Store and for sale cheap by
PRETZ, GUTH & Co.
Timothy . Seed.
10 Bushels prime Timothy Seed just
anding and for sale cheap by
PRETZ, GUTH & Co.
523 S 9
$ 2,224 6
Cotton Tarn, Warps.
A large and full assortment of cotton yarn,
warps, Tie yarn .& Lamp-wick on hand and
for sale wholesale and retail at Philadelphia
prices, at the store of
PRETZ, GUTH & Co.
April 12. t—tf
Blue Cotton Yarn.
300 pounds Blue Cotton Yarn, colored
with thee best Bengal Indigo, by the best dy
er in the vicinity, for sale cheap by
PRETZ GUTH & Co.
April 12. t—tf
500 bushels Liverpool ground salt.
200 Sticks do. do. do.
50 Sacks Ashton Fine. Salt.
200 do Dairy salt.
Just arrived and for sale wholesale and
retail by PRETZ, GUTH, & Co.
Hats for eve, lkeovle, 1!
HIRAM YEAGER, HATTER
HAMILTON STREET, ALLENTOWN.PA
WOULD respectfully inform his friends
and the public in general, that he has just
received from New York and Philadelphia
and will be pleased to furnish his custom
ers and all others with them at the shortest
notice. His Hats for durability and' finish
cannot be surpassed by nny establish
ment in this many other town in the Union !
His stock consists of
BEAVER, NUTRIA, BRUSH, RUSSIA
CASSIMERE, MOLESKIN; SILK, •
• STRAWHATS, MEN
& BOYS CAPS,
of all kinds, at the very loWest Cash Prices.
Call and examine his stock before purchas
['Country Merchants visiting Allentown.
dealing in Hats 'and Caps can be supplied
at Wholesale prices, from one to dozen,
such sizes as any may want.
Shoulders . and Hams.
A large supply of Shoulders' arid Hams,
cured in Philadelphia, just received and for
sale by MERTZ & LANDIS.
Mrs, Matilda Heckman.
• Respectfully informs the citizens of Allen
town, that she has again established her
self opposite the Academy, where she will
always keep on hand
Pound,Rotation 4 all other kind of Cakes.
She will also bake and make up Bread
and Pies to order, and hopes that a feeling
community will extend to her their former
Allentown, June 27,1848.
Sung at the 4th Anniversary of Geo. Crane Div. of
Sons of Temperance,
Catasanqua, April 14th, 1840.
Thrice, Welcome brothers here we. meet,
In Friendship's close communion joined,
Ye Sons of Temperance loud repeat,
Your triumph's with 'one heart and mind
No angry passions here should mar
Our peace, or move our social band—
For Friendship is our beacon star—
Our motto—"Union"—hand in hand.—
1. Look not upon the ruby wine ;
Shun, shun the tempting snare ;
For treach'rous serpent folds entwine,
All those who revel there,
Then beware ! beware !
The tempting wine cup shun ;
Trm surely will it prove a snare
And you, al
i as,! undone.
2. When Syren Pleasure would entice
From Virtue's path to stray .
She comes-in-hify-friendship''s guise,
With flowers she decks the way,
But beware! &c
Pale care depress'd hath often sought
In wine to find relief;
Ah ! Wisdom sadly, dearly bought .
It but increased the grief
Then beware ! &c.
4. Come tell me Sages, "Who bath wo ?"
And then the cause define ;
'Tis they who* oft to revels go
And "tarry at the wine"
Then beware ! &c.
What is beauty's deadliest foe
Tis the still
What sheds countless charms below !
Tis the rill: -
See it spread before the eyes, •
Beauties of a thousand dyes ; .
0 'tis sent in full supplies
Drink thy. fill, Drink thy fill.
2. What can mar the sweetest face ?
What can dress it up with grace
Showers that fall,
See there on the landscape sink,
Paint the grass and deck the pink ;.
Come, 0 come with joy, and drink ;
Great and Small, Great and Small.
3. What can wake the angry frown ?
Drunkards know : .
What can charm the passions down?
Streams that flow.
See the songster drink and fly ;
Charming earth and charming sky;
Drinker, to the fountain hie ;
Fearless go, Fearless go.
4. What can make us sick and poor?
Sots can tell ;
What brings plenty to the door;
Water will .
Drink, 0 drink it merrily,
'Twill a glorious treasure be,
Leaving all thy stores to thee,
Growing still, growing still.
5. What brings vice and guilt below ?
. Strong drink brings;
What make streams of virtue flow?
'Stay no longer at your wine,
But partake the gift divine ;
Then you may in virfue shine.
Queens and Kings, Queens and Kings
1. A goodly thing it is to meet
In Friendship circle bright,
Where nothing stains the pleasure sweet,
Nor dims the radiant light,
2. No happier meeting earth can see
Than where the joy we prove ;
Of Temperance and Purity,
Fidelity and Love.
Ear 'There was a little nigger' in our city,
s ayethe Arkansas Intelligencer, who had
such long heels, that a wit observed that 'he
was ten years old before it was decided which
way the fellow would walk.'
13rA mother admonishing,herson, a lad
about 7 years of age, told him he should
never defer till to-morrow what he could do
to-day. The little urchin replied "Then
mother, let's eat itie remainder of the plum
I - -. 3 w
From the Home Journal.
The Burial of a Slave.
Travelling, recently, on business, in the
interior of Georgia, I reached, just at sunset,
the mansion of the proprietor, through whose
estate for the last hour of my journey, I had
pursued my way: My tried companion
prickled his ears, and with a low whinny in
dicted his pleasure, as I turned up the broad
avenue leading to the house. Calling to a
black boy in view, I bade him inquire of his
owner if I could be accommodated with lodg
ings for the night.
My request brought the proprietor himself
to the door, and front thence to the gate, when,
after a scrutinizing glance at my person and
equipments, he inquired my name, business,
and destination. I promptly responded to
his questions, and he invited me to alight
and enter his house, in the true spirit of
He was apparently thirty years of age,
and evidently a man of education and refine
ment. I soon observed an air of gloomy ab
straction about him; he said but little, and,
even that little seemed the result of an effort
,obviate the seeming want of civility to
a stranger. At supper, the mistress of the
table, in her particular department ; she was
exceedingly ladylike and beautiful, ONLY As
SOUTHERN WOMEN ARE, that is beyond Com
parison with those of any other portion of
this republic I have ever seen. She retired
immediately aftersupper, and a servant hand
ing some splendid Havannas on a small sil
ver/my, we had just seated ourselves com
fortably before the enormous fire of oak wood,
when a servant appeared at the end door
near my host, hat in hand, .and uttered in
subdued but distinct tones, the (to me) start
" Master, de coffin hab come."
"Very well," was the only reply, and the
My host remarked my gaze of inquisitive
wonder, and replied to it—
"l have been sad, sad," said he, "to day."
I have had a greater misfortune than I have
experienced since my father's death. I lost
this morning the truest and most reliable friend
I had in the world—one whom I have been
accustomed to honor and respect since my
earliest recollection—he was the playmate
of my father's youth, and the mentor
of mine : a faithful servant, an honest man,
and a sincere christian. I stood by his
bedside to-dav, and with his hands clasped
in mine, I ht - ard the last words he uttered ;
they were these, "Master meet me in heav
His voice faltered a moment,'and he con
ailed, after a pause, with increased excite
"His loss is a melancholy one to me. I
I left my home, I said to him, "John, see
that all things are taken care of," and I
knew that my wife and child, property and
all, were as safe as though they were guard
ed by an hundred soldiers. I never spoke a
harsh word to him in all my life, for he nev
er merited it. I have a hundred others, ma
ny of them faithful and true, but his loss is
I come from a section of the Union where
slavery does not exist, and I brought with
me all the prejudices which so generally
prevail in the free states in regard to this
"institution." I had already seen much to
soften these, but the observation of years
would have failed to give me so clear an in
sight into the relation between master and
servant as this simple incident. It was not
the haughty planter, the lordly tyrant, talk
ing of his dead slave, as of his dead horse,
but the kind-hearted gentleman, lamenting
the loss, and eulogizing the virtues of his
good old FRIEND. .
After an interval of silence, .my host re
" There are," said he,"many of the old
man's relatives and friens who would wish
to attend his funeral. To afford them an op
portunity, several plantations have been no
tiled that he will be buried to-night; some,
I presume have already arrived ; and desir
ing to see that all things are properly.prepar
ed for his interment, I trust you will excuse
my absence for a few moments."
"Most certainly, sir ;" I added, "if there
is no impropriety, I would be pleased to ac
company you." ' •
"There is none," he replied ; and I follow
ed him to one of a long row of cabins, situar
ted at the distance of some three hundred
yards from the mansion. The house was
crowded with negroes, who all arose on oar
entrance, and many of them exchanged
greetings with my host, in tones that con
vinced me that THEY felt thal lIE was an ob
ject of sympathy from THEM.! The corpse
was deposited in the coffin, attired in a
shroud of the finest cotton materials, and the
coffin itself painted black. ,
The master stopped at its head, and lay
ing his hand upon the cold brow of his faith
ful bondsman, gazed long and intently upon
his features with which he had been so long
familial, - and which he now looked upon fer
the last time on earth; raisinchis eyes at
length and 'glancing at the serious counte-
nances now bent upon his, he said, solemnly,
and with much feeling-k
“He was a ,faithful servant and a true
christian ; if you follow hiiexample, and live
as he lived, none of you need fear, when the
time comes for you to lay here."
A patriarch, with the snow of eighty win
ters on his head, answered—
"Master, it is true, and we will try to live
There was a murmer of general assent,
and after giving some instructions relative to
the burial, we returned to'the dwelling.
About nine o'clock a servant appeared
with the notice that they were ready to move
and to know if further instructions were
necessary. My host remarked to me, that
by stepping into the piazza, I would probably
witness to me, a novel scene• The proces
sion had moved, and its route led within a
few yards of the mansion. There were at
least one hundred and fifty negroes, arran
ged four deep, and following a wagon in
which was placed the coffin ; down the entire
length for the line, at intervals of a few feet
on each side were carried torches of the res
inous pine, and here called lightwood.—
About the center was stationed the black
preacher, a man of gigantic frame and sten
torian lungs, who gave out from memory the
words of a hymn suitable to the occasion.— .
The southern negroes are proverbial for the ;?
-melody-and-compass-of-their voices, and If •
thought that hymn, mellowed by the diatoms,
I the most solemn and yet the sweetest music
that had ever fallen upon my ear. The still
ness of the night and strength of their voices
enable me to distinguish the air at the disr
tante of half a:mile. It was,to me a strange
and solemn scene, and no incident of my
life has impressed me with more powerful
emotions than the night funeral of the
poor negro. For this reason I have hastily
and most imperfectly sketched its leading
I am but a brief sojourner here. I hail
from a colder clime, where it is our proud
boast that all men are free and equal. I
shall return to my Northern home, deeply
impressed with the belief, that, dispensing
with the name of freedom, the negroes of
the South are the happiest and most conten
ted people on the face of the earth.
The following beautiful and true senti
ments are from the pen of that charming wri
ter, Frederika Bremer :—"Deceive not one
another in small things, nor in great.—One
little single lie has before now disturbed a
whole married life. A small cause has often
great consequences. Fold not the arms to-
gether and sit idle. Laziness is the devl's
cushion. Do not run from home. One's
own health is of more worth than gbld.—
Many a marriage begins like the rosy morn
ing, then falls away like, a snow wreath.—
And why ? because the married pair negleit
to be as well pleased with each other after
marriage as before. Endeavor always to
please one another, but at the same time -
keep God in your thoughts. Lavish not all
of your love on to day, for remember that
marriage has its to-morrow likewise, and its
day after tc-morrow too. Spare, as one may
say, fuel for the winter. Consider my
daughter what the word wife expresses.—
The married woman is the husband's domes
tic faith; in her hand he must be able to con
fide house and family, be able to entrust the
key of his heart, as well as the key of his
eating room. 'His 'honor and his home are
under her keeping—his well being is in her
hand. Think of this ! And you, sons, be
faithful husbands and good fathers of fami
lies. Act so that your wives shall esteem
you and love you."
tourtship and Marriage.
The difference between Courtship and
Marriage, was never more forcible explained
than it is in the following:—
'What made you get married if you don't
•Why I was deluded into it—fairly delu
ded—l had nothing to do evenings, so I went
courting. Courting is fun enough—l have
not got a word to say again it. It's about
as good a way of killing an evening as I know
of. Wash your face, put on a clean dickey,
and go and talk as sweet as sugar and mo
lasses candy for an hour or two, to say noth
ing of a few kisses behind the door, as your
sweetheart goes to the step with you r
• When I was a single man, the world
wdgged well 'enough. It was just like an
omnibus ; I. was a passenger, paid my levy
and hadn't nothing , more to do with it but . '
sit down, and didn't care a button for any
thing. Sposin' the omnibus got upset, well
I walks off,.and leaves the man to pick :qp
the pieces. ,But then I must take a wife and
be hanged to me. It's all very well for a
while ; but afteiwards it's plaguey like own
ing an upset omnibus.
rin 41 a , aint I growing tall?" "Why, -
what's your hight, sonny ? "Why, I'm seven
foot, lacking a yard. Hain't that some, old
Koss 1" Pa fainted. • '
Sombod y tried .to e)couse a liar to Dr.
Johnson, saying,“ You muitPcit belierno*
than half what he sniff! V' "Ay," repli4thp,
doctor, “but which half!" - .