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A FAMILY NEWSPAPER. NEUTRAL IN POLITICS
Mettoteb to News, ititeraturt poetrn, 'Oriente, ,ftlethanics, 'Agriculture, the diffusion of Useful information, General intelligence, 'Amusement, „Markets, &c.
Ng Lome ItEGISTER,
publiihdt in Mc &roue of Allentown; Lehigh
• Comity, Pa.,ekery 74eichry
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At $1 50 . per annum, payable in advance, and
II 00 if not paid until the end of the year. No
IPSPeilAisioitinuedontil all arrearages are paid,
'except at the option of the proprietor.
Arovstrizesitents, making not more than one
sgtiire, will beinserted three times for one dollar
vind for every subsequent insertion twenty-five
vents. Larger advertisements charged in the
mime proportion, Those not exceeding ten lines,
'ill be chargeilleventy-five cents, and those mak
ing mix lines or less, three insertions for a) cents.
liarA liberal deduction will be made to those
who advertise.by the year.
tar Officein Hamilton Street, next door to
Stem's Allentown Hotel, (formerly ;Vein')
voppoiite Schnunnan's Store.
Stisrekeepers, Mil'Niers, Farmers
WILLIAM S. WEIL'S,
Wholesale & Retail
TRY GOODS AND VARIETY STORE
• The subscriber takes' this method of in
forming his frinds and the citizens generally
in Allentown and its 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 8 to •12 cents, best qual
Calicoes from 8 to 121 cents,
Clothes from $ 1,00 to $4,00,
Cassimeres from 26 cents to $l,OO,
do. French Doe Skin from $1 to $1,25
Alpaca and Mohair Lust refrom 121 to 50 eta
Ginghams, Linens, Lustres, 12/ to 50 cta.
A great variety of Shawls, at all prices.
Stockings and Gloves, 6J to the finest qual
Linen Cambric 1-Idkfs. 61 to the finest qua!
Suspenders 3, to 50 cts.
Ribbons of the greatest variety ever exhibi
ted in Allentown.
Ready nmde shirts with Linen bosoms, from
37/ to $1,50.
Shirt collars 12/ to 26 cts.
Linen bosoms 25 to 60 cts.
. N. B. Just arrived from New York 300
Violins from 50cents to $lO.
French and German Accordeons, at all
prices, also a lot of cheap Flutes.
To the Ladies.
'lated Breast Pins, 64 to 25 cts.
Gold do. do. 60 to $2,00.
Ear and Finger rings, 371 to $2,430.
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 lett& 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 12&
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
top numerous to mention.
Having for a long time been in the busi
ness, be shall continue to keep on hand a
general assortment of "Yankee Notions,"
which he will at all time? dispose of
Wholesale and Retail at the most reduced
He returns his sincere thanks for the fa-
Tors thus far received, and trusts that they
will be continued, for which he will ever
Country produce taken in exchange for
April , s.
Removal of Store Goods.
Respectfully inform their friends and cus
tomers, t at 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
kdep on hand, a large assortment olGoods.
coming in their line of business, and which
they 'Seam the lowest prices.
March 22. • 15-6 w
The Copartnership heretofore existing un
der the firm of Pretz, Kern . Co., was dis
solved on the 2d inst., in consequence of the
death, ofiosoph Saeger, all persons therefore
indebted to the said firin,will please call at the
alb* cif their successors Pretz, Guth& Co.,
between no**and the first day of May next,
after .which time the claims will be placed
in the hands of a magistrate for collection.
CiIIUSTIOLPR.E . TZ,I
Wll.lapm, KERN, ,
• H. ViEINSHEIMER.
JOHN F. RUNE, Esq.'Tretssittvi-, in ac
count with the Borough of 411catown,
from Alpril 9th 1848, to lipri 3d 1849
184&, April 9. Balance as per last
Account, • - $ 660 17
Of Howes' and Co's Circus, - 7 60
Theater Exhibitions, • - 9 60
Of Jacob Ihrie, Borough Tax, 1,300 00
Dec. 22. Of the Treasurer of Le
high County, per cent. on the
County Tax of 1847, • - 72 00 .
July 17. Chadds Eckert, Water
stock Dividend, - - , 157 26
1849 Jan. 10. John Eckert, sale
of town property, - 18 24
1848, May 17. Paid to Henry
W. Knipe, Supervisor, - 850 94
H. W. Knipe, grading North Al
len Street, • - - 195 19
Geo. Wetherhold, grading South
Allen street, - - 42 40
Do. grading Union street, 107 OS
Do. Supervisor, - • 48 63
Paid Interest on Loans, 615 32
Oct. 5. Wm. Eckfeldt, for Hose, 110 00
June 22. Henry Nagel, and oth
Willim Fry, for a Hook and Lad
der Wagon, . . 00
Lewis Wolf, Blacksmith work, 38 75
Fredr. Bohlen, Repairing Engine, 6 75
David Stem, Expenses from fire, 20 00
Wm. Blumer, bo. do. 12 00
County, State and School Tax, 17 51
John Geiser, building Engine house, 16 rio
Joseph Seider, Loan and Interest, 320 85
Incidental Expenses, - - 23 48
J. F. Ru he, for receiving and pay- ,
ing $ 3,232 84, at 1 pvr cent. 32 32
Balanca in the Treasury 623 89
. Total, - $ 2,224 61
We, the undersigned being appointed a
Committee to examine the above account,
report the same as correct.
E. D. LEISENRING,
• PETER HELLER.
Approved the 3d of April, 1849.
ELI). SAEGER. Clerk.
In pursuance of an act of the GeneralAs
sem*, of the Commonwealth of Pennsyl
vania, entitled "An act relating to County
Rates and Services," approved the 16th day
of April A. D. 1193.1, and the acts of assem
bly concurrent therewith.
Wei 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 Macangy, Low- .
er Macungy, Upper Milford, Weisenburg,
Lowh ill, Heidelberg, Washingtorkand 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 aurities must be named
in the Proposals.
PETER BREINIG, 1 c ,,,
J. LICHTEN W A LNER, " nn ' B "
41teat,—J. M. LINE, Clerk.
Allentown, April 12, 1849. t—Sw
Wm. 8. NEIL.
Garden, Field and Flower
Ornamental Plants, -Ma
For Sale at . Maupay's Garden, Rising
Sun Village, near Philadelphia, And in the
Market below Sixth street, every day,
large assortment of all kinds of
Seeds. Green-house & Hardy Plants,
which will be sold wholesale and retail. All
orders promptly attended to by
rarAll kinds of vegetable plants, &e. in
KrThe above are all mixed by the sub.
scriber at his extensive horticultural grounds,
where 'the collection can' be seen-6 Plants.
itc. packed to carry with safety, Address
B. MAtIf O AY, flopdsmap.
Total, - - - $2,224 61
Wm. H. BLUMER, President
TREES, SHRUBS, ROSES, GRAPE VINES, tic.
Trenton and Lehigh Transportation Company.
The freighting business heretbfore car
deck on by J. Cook Pe Co., *ill hereafter be
transacted by the "Trenton arid Lehigh
Transportation company." Por freight ap
ply to JONATHAN COOK,
Superintendent Allentown Pa.,
A. WRIGHT & NEPHEW, OT STEPHEN LONG,
Vine Street Wharf, Philadelphia.
March 24. t--4w
Good News for the Ladies.
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
est 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, which they feel dispoaed
to sell at a very small advance.
5000 Bushels superior Dried Apples, in
Store and for sale cheap by
• PRETZ, GUTH & Co.
April 12. t—tf
10 Bushels prime Timothy Seed just
landing and for sale cheap by
PRETZ, GUTH &
April 12. t—tf
Cotton Yarn, 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,
800 pounds Blue Cotton Yarn, colored
with the best Bengal Indigo, by the best dy
er in the vicinity, for sale cheap by
PRETZ GUTH & Co.
April 12. t—tf
600 bushels Liverpool ground salt.
200 Sacks do. do. do.
60 Sacks Ashton Fine Salt.
200 do Dairy salt.
Just arrived and for sale wholesale and
retail by PRETZ, GUTH, & Co.
April 12. t--tf
Data for tickeTeople 1!
HIRAM YEAGER, HATTER,
HAMILTON STREET, ALLENTOWN PA.
WOULD respectfully inform his friends
and the public in general, that he has just
received front New York and Philadelphia .
and will be pleased to furbish his custom
ers and all others with them at the shortest
notice. His Hats for durability and finish
cannot b:.: surpassed by any establish
ment in this or any other town in the Union !
His stock consists of
BEAVER, NUTRIA. BRITSII,I2USSIA,
CASSIMERE. :MOLESKIN, SILK,
• STRA W El ATS, MEN
& BOYS CAPS,
of all kinds, at the very lowest Cash• Prices.
Call and examine his stock before purchas
rirCouv : ltry Merchants.isding entown.
dealing in Hatiind Caps • can . be supplied
at Wholesale prices, from one to dozen,
such sizes as any may want.
April 6. • 11-8 m
Shoulder§ and Hams.
, A large supply of Shoulders and Hams,
cured in Philadelphia, just received and for
sale by MERTZ & LANDIS.
April IS. • ' t-2m.
Mrs, Matilda Heckman.
Respectfully informs the - citizens ofAllen
town, that she has again established her
self opposite the Academy, where she will
always keep on hand •
. Fresh Bread,
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
communky, will extend to her their former
Allentown, June TY, 1848. 11-8 w '
PRETZ, GUTH & Co
Great Attractions at the
NEW . 1 ORR. ST ORE.
Just received from New York and Phila
delphia the largest and best stock of . New
Goods.ever offered for sale, in Lehigh coun
ty. This, immense stock comptises every
variety of Poreign and Domestic goods from
the richest of Italian Silks to the cheapest of
• We will not enumerate a long list of
Fancy and Fandangledtiames to our goods.
but respectfully invite one and all to call and
examine our beautiful stock before buying
elsewhere, for this immense lot shall and
will be sold, and we challenge any concern
in the county to compete with us in really
selling goods cheap.
arm, will not be undersold.
KERN & SAMSON.
March 29. 11-2 m
40 half, quarter and whole
Bhls. No. 1. 2. and S. muck-
I ' just arrived and will be
fit=' ; 4 sold very cheap by
KERN & SAMSON.
March 29. , 11-2 m
Great inducements to Country Store
keepers ! From] to 2000 Butthe!s aground
and fine Salt, which will be sold cheaper
than any ever Wont orrn.ed for sale in this
Borough. KVii‘t& SAMSON.
Sugar & Molasses.
All kinds of Molasses and Sugar for sale
Wholesale and Retail by
March 29. t-2m
The Plough, Loom and Anvil.
EDITED BY J. S. SKINNER & SON
To the .Friends qf Jigreculture, Manufac
tures, and all the useful branches
of dmerican Industry.
The object of this. work is not merely to
amuse its readers with accounts of extraordi
nary crops from single acres, and prodigious
weights of bullocks, sheep, and hogs. No !
—Though the purpose is to keep the reader
advised'of all really new and valuable dis
coveries and improvements in the imple
ments and animals employed in agriculture,
and in the processes and principles of Hus
bandry in all its*various branches, this is not
all. If it were, the single word PLOUGH
might sufficiently indicate that purpose; but
the fact is far otherwise. By adding to it
the .LOOM and the ANVIL, the Editors
design at once to indicate that, in, their belief,
the Plough never has, nor ever can prosper
so well. as when the Loom and the Anvil
are at work as, near to it as the nature of
things will admit; and therefore, that the
Planter and the Farmer ought heartily to
unite to cause the establishment of an effi
cient and permanent policy, selch as will
draw around them, not only the Loom and
the Anvil, but the Saw, an'd the Trowel, and
the Lapstone ; the Coal Heaver and the
Iron Monger—in order that those engaged
in cultivating the s ' may save in the sale
of their produce bo time and labor, for the
enrichment of their ands and themselves,
But this is not the place to go into algu•
ments to prove these positions. res
pectfully solicit those to whom our be!..t days
have been devoted, to study the subject in the
pages of the work we offer ; for, of all class
es of society, this question of Protection or
Free Trprle. is most important to those whose
interest it is to multiply prosperous consu2n
ers, not • rivals, in the production of the
fruits of Agriculture.
The Terms are in advance—s 2 each.
where five unite—Ss for two subscribers,
and $3 for a single one.
Sixty-four pages monthly, printed in the
best style, and on the best paper. The work
is stereotyped, and back Nos. can always be
Postmasters, Country Merchants, Manu
facturers. and all others who take an interest
in the prosperity of American Industry, are
requested to act as agents on the above
Address, J. S. SKINNER & SON.
No. 81 Dock Strt , et, Philadelphia
Exchange, Third Story, Phil.
The Hon. HENRY CLAY visiting this
Establishment for- the purpose of having a
Daguerreotype taken, earl ressed flattering
opinions on this favorite place the ..beati•
ty and fashion" of Philatleli his, a; vast
numbers of strangers resort to it tc.
a really good Daguerreotype. The P;c: •-
etorswill make every exertion to extend the
long 'established. fame of this well known
Establishment. Family Groupes, Grouper
of Children, and,single Portraits of all aizes
are executed equally well.
Philadelphia April, 216 11-15 i
When I am Gone.
Shed not a tear o'er your friend's early bier,
When I am gone—when I am gone!
Smile when the glow tolling bell you shall hear,
When I am gone—l am gone!
Weep not for me when you stand round my
Think who has died His beloved to save—
Think of the crown the ransomed shall have,
When am gone—l am gone!
Plant ye no rose that shall bloom over me,
When I am gone—when 1 am gone!
Sing ye no song when my grave ye shall ses I
When I ant gone—l am gone!
Come at the close Oa bright summer's <lay,.
Come when the sun sheds its last lingering ray,
Come and rejoice that I thus pass away,
When I am gone—l am gone!
Plant ye a tree that shalt bloom o'er my bed,
When I am gone—when I am gone !
Breathe not a sigh for the blest, early dead,
When I am gone—l am gone!
Praise ye the Lnrd that I'm freed frem all care—
Praise ye the Lord that my bliss ye may,share,
Look up above, and believe I am there,
Wan I am gone—l am gone !
The Character of Capt. Sutter.
The Home Journal gives the following
graphic sketch of Capt. Sutter, (pronounc
ed by hlinse:i Sooter.) this means, the fort
hearing his name, and a few facts in relation
to the gold region. Ile is about 52 years
of age, of middling height, straight form,
and possesses that symmetry and smallness
of hand and foot which Lord Byron sets
down as a sure. evidence of gentle blood.
In manners and conversation, Capt. Sutter
is a perfect Chesterfield ; he is well educa
ted, and speaks 'several different languages
fluently ; he iv( native of Switzerland, and
was one of the officers of the Swiss Guard
in the'Revolution of July, during the reign
of Charles X. After this Revolution, he
emigrated to the United States, became nat
uralized and resided several years in Mis
souri ; thence, in 1830, he came to Califor
nia, and obtained a grant of ninety miles
square of land from the -Mexican authori
ties—his title is a conditional one, and may,
hereafter, create trouble for him. In his'
private character Capt. Sutter is kind, hos
pitable and generous. In fact, his generos
ity frequently lays him open to be preyed
upon by the idle and worthless. When
asked why he permitted such large demands
upon his hospitality without a recompense,
he replied: "What can I do, sir—they
come here, eat, drink and sleep; and some
times without even thanking me—but what
can I do? I cannot turn them out in the
wild forest." Surrounded as he was, on
his first settling in this country, by tribes of
wild Indians, he has, by kindness and just
dealing, attached them to his interest, and
he now has from three to four hundred of
these indians devoted to him and his party.
They, for their food, and a pay from four to
six* dollars per month, man -his fort, work
his farms and mills, and do all the labor
generally rquired in new settlements. Capt.
Sutter, with iill-bi landed and other prop
erty, is subjeCted many annoyances.
When the Russians, through necessity,
abandoned their sett) molts at Ross and
Bodega, COL Sutter purchased their stock,
cannon, furnitu re,&c., and transported them,
with great labor', to his settlements at New
Helvetia. This purchase was effected for a
consideration of 5:30,000, to be paid in an
annual installment of wheat, deliverable to
one of the Russian Fur Company's vessels.
The installments, owing to the unfortunate
seasons, have kid over for some years, and,
shouid a Russian vessel appear at this junc
ture, his large crop will be swept away at a
mere noininal value.
Sutter's Fort, now called Fort Sacramen
to, is situated a short distance from the
southern . bank of the American Fork, on
one of the tributaries of the Sacramento, five
miles from its mouth and 120 miles from San
Francisco. The fort is in form of a paral
lelogram, 500 feet in length by 150 in
The walls and houses sre built of the oft
mentioned mud brick or adobe. Bastions
at the armies. with cannons, mounted, pro
tect all sides, and numerous guns project
from the mud walls. Oh the inner side,
(acing the court, are numerous buildings,
occupied as store-houses, dwellings, and
barracks for the garrison. l'he main store
house was rented, during the fever of gold
digging, at 83000 per month. , The garrison
of the fort being more trusty men, are bet.
tor IA and clothed than the farm Indians.
The crop of .cheat raised by Capt. Sutter,
y-ar 1819 Was upward of 30,000
wi is valued at the round stint
is the proceed from the
in; IP,:z, rude frdians. He has also
erected mills for 2rinding w'leat and sawing
tiinher, and it was in the construction of a
dam and race for a saw4iiillilitt one of the
persona in his employ, at first discovered the
The Fight at 14'0 Hollow.
The witness for the prosecution in this
case was a little short Dutchman, with a
red face, turn up nose and carroty head;
his vest was exceedingly short, and so were
his pantaloons at both ends, exhibiting be
tween the waist band of one, and the lower
edge of the former, a broad streak of red
flannel shirt, his stumpy red bands were
stuck in his pockets, and his little eyes
which were not red, ran around the court
room and seemed to say, "I' (the owner of
the said eyes,) em the crack-witness for the
"Now, sir"—said the District Attorney,
"I want you to tell all you know about the
fight'at Bigg's Hollow:"
Witness.—Well, you see, I knows all
about it. The mornin' of the fight, when
I was in bed you see, I turns round to Molly,
and says Molly. She says, Tom. Bays I,
Molly, guess I'll get up. Says she, Tout, I
guess you'd better. -So you see I gets up
and— , •
• Judge.—This has nothing to do with the
W.—Well, Judge, I must tell •m own
way : and now if you interrupt me I carh
J.—Well, then, go on.
W.—Well, you see, the morning of the
fight, when I was in bed, 'I turns round and
says, Molly, Molly. Says she, Tom. Says
I, Molly, I guess I'll get up. Says she, Tom,
I guess you had better.
Jt'—:Stop, air, I don't want to hear all this
nonsense, confine yourself to the fight.
W.—Well, Judge, if you interrupt me,
'tan% tell you anything about it ; It's a way
.I.—Well, then, go on, for heaven's sake,
W.—Well, then you see, the mornin of
the fight, when I was in bed, I turns round
and says, Molly. Says she, Tom. Says
Molly, I guess I'll get tup. Says she, Tom,
I guess you'd better. So (now don't inter
rupt me, Judge,) I gets vp, and takes my
boots from under the stove--
W.—There, now, you interrupt meagain.
I can't tell you anything about it if you in
Y.—Then go on.
W.—Well, air, you see the martini of the
J.—(ln a rage,)—Sheriff t take that tun
Exit Witness, with his finger to his nose.
"I guess you didn't make much out of this
Wouldn't Marry a Mechaic.
A young man commenced visiting a young
woman, and appeared to be well pleased.—
One evening he called when it was •quite
late, which led the girl to inquire where he
had to work to-night."
"Do you work for a living? inquired the
"Certainly," . replied the young man—"l
am a mechanic."
"My brother doesn't work, and ii.dislike
the name of a mechanic ;" and •she turned
up her jretty little nose.
That was the last time the young me
chanic visited the young woman. - He is
now a wealthy man, and has one of the best
of women for his wife. The young lady
who disliked the name of a mechanic, is now
the wife of a miserable fool—a regular va
era nt about grog shops—and she, poor mis
erable girl, is obliged to take in washing,
in order to support herself and children.
You dislike the name of a mechanic--
whose brothers do nothing but loaf and dress
—beware how you treat young men who
work for a living. Far better discard the
well fed pauper, with all his rings, jewelry,
brazeness, and pomposity, and take to your
affections, the callous•handed, intelligent and
industrious mechanic. Thousands have
bitterly regretted their folly, who have turn
ed their backs on honest industry. A few
years of bitter experience have taught them
a lesson. In this country, no man or woman
should be respected, in our way of thinking,
who will not work bodily or mentally, and
who curl their lips with scorn when intro•
duced to a hardworking man.
THE FRIOATE Bran.—The follow'. is
the account given by the Bishop of or
wich at the late meeting of tha Ipswich Mu
seum. of Natural History. He had sent to
the Museum - that day a specimen of the fri
gate bird—which was literally a tenant of
the air; it lived in the air, slept in the air,
and never Came to the shore except in the
breeding season. The explanation of this
extraordinary phenomenon was as simple as
possible. It was admirably constructed for
the purposes of its existence. It had an
enormous pouch beneath his throat, its akin
was loose, its bones and arteries were like
air vessels ; and with an extraordinary ex
pansion of tail and wings, it could, by im
bibing a quantity of air, and rarefying it
within its body, become, in Nit, an air bal.
loon. In this manner it iketreditt the air
even during sleep.
rPtibbriety its virtue of the first mop ,