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VIE LEHIGH REGISTER,
Is published in the Borough of Allentown, Lehigh
County, Pa., every Tuesday
BY AUGUSTUS L. RUBE,
At $1 50 per annum, payable in advance, and
:P2'oo if not paid until the end of the year. No
paper discontinued, until all arrearages are paid,
eicept'at the option of the proprietor.
sAnntirrissaistiTs, making not more than one
i(llllre,i , illl'be inserted three times for one dollar
and Toe eirery subsequent insertion twenty-five
"Vents. Larger •advertisements charged in the
saine'prdportion.'Those not exceeding ten lines,
'will'heattrged sevehty-five cents, and those mak
ing six liatsiorless, three insertions for 50 cents.
liber'al' dedtkthan will he made to those
who advertise bPtlie:year.
Offlce in liraiitiltbie Street, next door to
Stein's dilentoion Ilittel,rfortnerly 11eiss' )
opposite Schnurinan's . SM-e.
WILLIAM S. WEIL'S,
Wholesale & Retail
DRY 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 (Mtn 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 qual.
Calicoes from 3 to 121 cents,
Clothes from $ 1,00 to S 4,00,
Cassimeres from 25 cents to 51,00,
do. French Doe Skin from $1 to $1,25.
Alpaca and Mohair Lustre from 121 to 50 cis.
Ginghams, Linens, Lustres, 121 to 50 cis.
A great variety of Shawls, at all prices.
Stockings and Gloves, 6.; to the finest goal.
Linen Cambric 61 to the finest (pail.
Suspenders c 3, to 50 cis.
Ribbons. of the greatest variety ever exhibi
ted in Allentown.
Ready made shirts with Linen bosoms, from
371 to $1,50.
.Shirt collars 121 to 25 cis.
Linen bosoms 25 to 50 cts
N. B. Just arrived from New York 300
Violins from 50 cents to $lO.
. French and German Accordeons, at all
prices, also a lot of cheap Flutes.
To the Ladies.
Plated Breast Pins, 01 to 25 cts.
Gold do. do. 50 to $2,00..
Ear and Finger rings, 371 to $2,00.
Steel Beads, Bags and Purses.
Gold bold 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. 13- He keeps on hand a regular as
sortment of watch and guard keys :I to 12-
A great variety of Studs and Breast pins.
Silver & Gertaan 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 Notigns,"
which he will at all times dispose of
Wholesale and Retail at the most reduced
• He returns his sincere thanks fur the fa
vors thus far received, and trusts that they
twill he continued, for which lie, will ever
Country produce taken in exchange for
Removal of Store Goods
Barber & "Wang,
:Respectfully .i,,nform their friends and cus
e.omerS, that they have recently removed their
into the new three story brick,
. Ili ding on the South side of Hamilton street,
.directly eppoSite Dr. Wm. P. Danowslty'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
TheCopartnership heretofore existing, un-
A!ter the firm of Pretz, Kfrn 4 Co., was dis
solved on the gd inst., in consequence of the
death of Yosvph Saeger, all persons therefore
indebted to he said firm,will please call at the
store of tl.Cir successors Pretz, Guth & Co.,
between. now and the first day of May next,
after wh,ich time the claims will be placed
in the lands of a magistrate for collection.
CHRISTIAN PRETZ,I Surtninn
• 1V ; LIAM KERN,
H. EINSHEINIER, j Partners.
Miry , J 5. 11-6 w
18-18, May 17. Paid to Henry
W. Knipe, Supervisor, - $5O 91
1-1. W. Knipe, grading North Al
len Street, - - - 195 19
Geo. Wetherhold, grading South
Allen street, - - - -10
Do. grading Union street, 107 08
Do. Supervisor, - - 63
Pitid Interest on Loans, - 615 32
Oct. 5.- Win. Eckfeldt, for Ilose, 110 00
June 22. Henry Nagel, and oth
ers, NiiThtwatch, - - • 23 00
Fry; for a Hook and Lad-
der IVagon, - - 29 00
Lewis Wolf, Blackstnith work. 75
Predr. Bohlen, Repairing Engine, i; 75
David Stern, Expenses front fire, 2) 00
Blnmer, ho, do. 12 00
County, State and Schoo! Tax, 1;51
John Geiser, huiluiug Etprine house, 16 :30
Joseph Seider, Loan and interest, 321 i
Incidental Expenses, - - 23 li
J. P. nuke, for receiving and pay
ing $3,232 Si, at 1 per cent. 32 3.2
Balanco in the Treasury 523
We, the undersigned being appointed a
Committee to examine the above account,
report the same•as correct.
E. I). LEISTNIZINH,
Approved the 3d of April, 11149.
Wm. H. BLIJAIER, President.
ELI J. SAEGER, Clerk.
April 11-1 w
In pursuance of an act of the General A
ssembly, of the Commonwealth of Pennsyl
vania, entitled "An act relating to County
Hates and Services," approved the 15th day
of April A. D. lis34, and the acts of assem
bly concurrent therewith.
We, the undersigned Commissioners of
the Count• of Lehigh, hereby give notice,
to the taxable- inhabitants, the owners and
agents of Heal and Personal property, taxa
ble'for State and County purposes, that ap
peals will bd held, for the benefit of all per
sons interested, of the several DistriCts with
in the County of Lehigh, Al's follows, to
For the I3orough of Allentown. Townships
of Northampton, Salsbuig, Hanover, North
Whitehall, South Whitehall .and Upper
Salmon on Tuesday the Ist day of May nest,
in the Commissioners Office at Allentown.
For the township of Upper Macungy, Low
er Macho*. ~,per Milford, Winsenburg,
Lowhill, I leidelherfx, Washingtonand Lynn,
on Wednesday the `2dday of Ma . t," next, in
the Connuissioners Office, as above stated.
Un the same day,: and place the Commis
sioners trim recei ve written Nopos)als for the
Collection of state nn, - : County taxes, fox the
ensuing year. The mritiespust be mimed
in the Proposals.
Wm. S. WEIL.
.Ittest,—J. M. LINE, Clerk.
Allentown, April 12, IS 19. 1-3 w
Garden, Field and Flower.
' 44 Ornamental Plants,. f2r4
For Sale at t i laupay7s Garden, Rising
EMI Village, near Philadelphia,.and in the
Market below Sixth street, every. day,
large assortment of all kinds of
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Seeds. Green-house & Hardy Plants,
which will he sold wholesale and retail. All
orders promptly attended to by
S. MA UPAY.
rirAll kinds of regetable plants, &c. in
Eli'The above are all raised by the sub
scriber at his extensive horticultural grounds,
where the collection can be seen—Plants,
&c. Packed to carry with safety. , Address
S. MAUPAY, Seedsinan
Rising•Sllll Post-office, Philadelphia county
JIM jilka :13 f P ' VA
JOHN I I? ME, Esq. Treasurer, in ac
count with the Borough (f
from Jth 1848, to 3d ,1819.
ISIS, April 9. Ualance as per last
Account, - - - - $ 660 17
Of Howes' and Co's Circus, - 750
Theater Exhibition::, - 9 50
'Of Jacob 1 brio, I,ot Tax, 1,300 00
Dec. 22. Of :10 'Treasurer of Le
high Count•, I.er cent. on the
• County Tax of 1847, -
Jnly 17. Charles Eckert, Water-
stock Dividend, -.-
18.19 Jan. 10. John Eckert, sale
of town property,
Total, - - - $ 2,221 61
'TREES, SHRUBS, ROSES, GRAPE VINES, &c.
ALLENTOWN, LEHIGH COUNTY, PA., MAY 3, 1849.
zeinqfr, - -•
Ple:Mll2 .111" , ; t:4;=_
• --172- zr . la • • may "
Trenton and Lehigh Transportation Company.
The freighting- business heretofore car
ried on by ;I. Conk ,!;• Go., will hereafter lie
transacted by the .%Trenton and Lehigh
Transportation company." For freight
ply to JONATILAN COOK,
Superintendatit Allentown Pa.,
A. Wnwirr &NENIEw, or STEPHEN LONG,
Vine Street Wharf, Philadelphia.
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 contiudic-
Lion, 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 - fee I posit ire that we can ;teem
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 disposed
to sell at a very small advance.
I'RETZ, GUTH & Co.
5090 :-liperior I )ricd Apples, in
Store and fur bale• cheap 1y
10 Bushels prinio Timothy Se z 2,1 jut
landing and for bale p by
PI ZETZ, - UTH & Co.
Cotton yarn, Viarps.
A. large and full as,ornnent of ewton yarn.
warps, Tie yarn & Lamp-wick •on hand and
for sale wholesale and retail at l'i,iladelphia
prices, at the store of
PIZtTZ, cum &
Blue Cotton Yarn,
300 pounds Blue Cotten Yarn, colored
with the best Bengal Indio, by the best dy
er in the vicinity, for sale cheap by
501) bushels Liverpool ground salt.
200 Sacks do. do. do.
50 Sacks Ashton Fine Salt.
200 do Dairy salt.
Just arrived and for sale wholesale and
retail by PIIETZ, uuTH, & Co..
April 12. t—tf
a I LS OY the, - 1 3 covle,
HIRAM YEA GE 11, HATTER,
A MILTON STnEET, ALLuvrows PA
WOULD respectfully inform his frieUds
and the public in general, that•he has just
received from New York and Philadelphia
and Will be pleased to itirnish his custom
ers and all. others with Mein at the shoriost
notice, Ills Hats for durability and finish
cannot be surpassed by any establish
ment in this'or any ether town in the Union !
His stock consiES of
BEAVER, NUT I; lA. EBt'S,IILTSSI
CASSIMERE, MOLESKIN, SILK,
.S . ; BOYS CAPS,
of all kinds, at the vary' lowest cask Prices.
Call and examine his stock before purchas
rieCountry 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 and flams,
cured in Philadelphia, just. received and for
sale by MERTZ & LANDIS.
Mrs. M:itilda Heckman.
Respectfully informs the citizens of Allen
town; that she has again established her
self opposite the Academy, where she will
always keep on hnnd
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.
PRETZ(4L'II-1 & Co
READ AND REFLECT!
A Spontaneous Eulogy—the Truth Candidly Sta
ted—the Philosopher's Stone Found at Last
'rho subjoined dialowre, for the authentic
ity of which we can produce thebest of au
thority, tout- placea few daysarru, in one
of 0111 northern townships. The particu
lars were handed to us by an unobserved
spftetator. who has also kinillv f.!-H• 1, ',-
returned from Att,i,,ow it, to. iummtag
i words: •
"Well Michael, where ha ve•vou been and
what news-do you bring with you 1"
"Peter," resnonded Michael, "the news
that I bring is of a tririal nature to toe, the
California fever is monopolizing everything
else, and as I have no desire to leave my
tranquil home for this modern Opilir, it is
of no interest to me whatever, and I have
frequently rmirtrked to my family, that the
Nt.w \ uiti S TO1: I:, kept by Kern Sam
son, is of as much moment to the poor, as
California is to the gold diggers, for goods .
can now be bought at their store, les,94han
hay price !
-The Now ITorl: Store," muttered Teter,
••this place is entirely unkrlOWn to me, and
no doubt owing to the palpable reason of not
visiting Allentown oftener ; and if my mem
ory does not di ceive me, it will be four years
next fall since I was there last.
"Can it be possible," replied Michael at
the top of his stentorian voice, "then you
have. been paying exorbitant prices for your .
goods -- prices which have undergone at
this.store an entire revolution ; in fact and
with trtf/h, it is called the "Bent:factor of
the Poor !' I'eop;•"are rushing there in
such large numbers. tLat k a difficult task
to crowd in the store. I have ti, day made
50110' ptifehaa'S th:lt astonish even myself
for their cheapness, and I guarantee you, if
you once give them a call it will not be the
last, for an entire suit can be bought for a
trifling amount of money. •
"Michael you take me quite by surprise,
and 1 too ate inflined to think that it is of
far more importance to our immediate com
munity than the di-covery of gold in Cali
lornia. and ere another week will pass away
1 will L. , ire them a call, for one of my daugh
ters is soon to be linked in the holy bonds of
-Do so, Peter, and you will make a day's
work--st) per cent can easily be made ; von
know their is nothing like economy, and
for my own part ant vet, and alWaYs leave
been a strict adherent to the old maxim,
that -a penny saved, is a penny made."--
I have in my time dealt with a great many
stores, and candid truth stimulates me to
say that the New York Store stands far su
perior to all others, not alone, for cheapness,
bin fur the quality and goodness of their
plods. To me this fact is not as much of a
novelty as to others who are not apprised of
the manner they buy their goods. They pay
no profit to jobers. but make their purchases
direct from the Importers themselves, not
alone in New York, •but of nearly all the
great Commercial cites in the union, which
to me at once dissolves the enigma."
"Micha . el, I am under infinite obligations
to yOu for this important news and shall not
keep it to myself, but give it publicity
among all my neighbors, in order that they
can also reap some of its benefits ; and it ap
pears to me that you ought to receive a se-
yore reprint:Huhn ! " for not sooner promulga-
Ting : uch - •
[do ,• 4
in!r. 1 :ItH .1 that y,
lii taf this wondertnl revolutiou iu
this bratwli of business. had 1 known that
you was ignorant in the twitter, I, should
have. acquainted you of '.'ne fact long ere
this; t nr . -qT.•;y time is rapidly passin g
roy: T be f , a• leaving, so good:
byr. I,i•ewu may soma meet again, and
tb,,, w v.:u will be still the wore ela
i 1t:t..1 thus abruptly to )1; leave of l'etvr.
who w ts overcome tvith jtty at this suildt•n
hut truly t 'triable intellitzence. and mur
mured to himself half audibly. that ere to
morrow nit o. I will know all about this
New York Store. We then aise made our
,Tm; I'NpIiSERVED iTECTATOR.
The suhs6ibers having entered into Co
partnership under the firm of Prelz, Guth
Co., and having purchased of Pretz, Kern
& Co. their stock of Store Goods, Coal, &c.
will conduct business at the same phice as
their predecessors—and they hope by strict
attention and low prices.they will continue
to receive the support so liberally bestowed
AVM. H. NEWHARD,
'Neatly executed at the "Register" Office.
Persons of those two antagonistic portions
of society are frequently thrown into inti
mate fellowship and association with each
other, especially while travelling on the
steamers of the Southern and Western wa
SoinC years since, a number of gamblers,
with two or three clergymen, happened to be
among the passengers on hoard of a steam
boat bound from Cincinnati to New Orleans.
• The company on board was numerous; but
as something uncommon and extraordinary,
there was little or no gambling practiced by
the passengers on the trip downward.
Several days had passed in this way, when
a gambler, a wild, reckless, dare-devil sort of
a character, began to grow impatient of the
tedium of the voyage, and anxious for a
chance of making his passage money by
victimizing some of the "green ones" rn the
crowd. Going up tp one of the clergymen
alluded to, (whom he was not aware was of
that profession, a smooth faced, good looking,
allitble, youngish man ; he slapped hint on'
the back, and somewhat familiarly accosted
"Say, stranger ! dull music 'board, I reck
on i.—Coine, take a drink, and let's have a
little life ; inong,st us !"
‘v,.pl, I ;1:11
"Thank yOu m y friend, I'm a teetotaller,
and 11-‘ , ..r ((rink."
"0 !—you art, ch ! Let's have a
hand iR surds then."
"There I'm at fault again. I do not knot
one card from another, aiid can't play."
"Scissors never see the like ! Here,
young man, let inn show you how."
"I'd rather not, - sir, if you please ri
'Brimstone blaze!;,—can't getup some
little bit of deviltry or 'nother sick ,
on't pokin"round in this 'ere way. iVon
der if we can't get some "old boss" to give
us a preach ! That coon over there, with
a white neckerchief, looks like one o' them
gospel shop men. 'Spore we ax him to
give us a sarinon ? I'd like to hear one by
✓"That gentleman, sir, I •presume to he a
preacher, and it's finite likely he'll accom
"You knows him, don't you ? Just git
him to dive us a snortihgsarmint ! hold
his hat !"
"I will ask him," replied the clergyman.
He crossed over to his friend of the white
cravat, and stated the wish of the gambler.
Rernrning, haivever, he remarked that the
preacher declinedlecturing till amore con
"The devil he does ! Weil, I'm bound
to have fun somehow or 'nothet. 'Can't
you spouta bit, my young sapling ? "Spose
you try it on, any how:"
'‘ , Nly friend. if I should preach, I should
tiy to give you some uneasiness."
, Then you arejust 'the man for me. Git
up bore and gin us a sprinkle of brimstone;
stir up these old irongides on board, give 'eta
an extra lick, and come the camp meeting
touch ; will ye ? Here's an oh s l chap here,
NEUTRAL IN POLITICS.
The Farmer's Daughter
She may not, in the mazy dance,
With jewelled maidens vie;
She may not smile on courtly swain
With soft, bewitchink eye ;
She el ennt beast a f•nn and mien
Th. rose and lily on h. r cheek
Together love to dwell;
Her laughing blue eyes wreath around
The heart a watching spell;
Her smile is bright as morning's glow
Upon the dewy plain.
And listening to her voice we dream
That spring has come again.
The timid fawn is not more wild,
. Nor yet more g ay and free ;
The lily's cup is not more pure
In all its purity;
Of all the wild flowers in the wood,
Or by the crystal water,
There's.none more pure or fair than she,—
The farmer's peerlesS daughter!
The haughty belle, whom all adore,
On downy pillow lies;
While forth upon the dewy lawn
The merry maiden hies;
And, with the lark's uprising song,
Her own clear voice is heard :
Ye may not tell which`sweetest sings,
The maiden or the bird. •
Then tell me not of jeweled fair—
The brighest jewel yet
Is the heart where virtue dwells
And innocence is set;
The glow of, health upon her cheek,
The grace taught her;
The fairest wretch that beauty twines
ifs rite the fanner:, daughter!
The Preacher and the Gambler.
A Scour on Board a Sorthwestrrn Strainer.
who's got a hymn book, and I can sing Itrat
rate when I get a going, if the lines are gitr
en out; and mind ye, neighbor give us a.
jam-up prayer; blow and strike out as loud
as ye can, and make 'em think that a pack
of well grown prairie wolves are coming,
with a smart handful of thunder and light ,
nin', and a few shove's f , II of young airth ,
hare a trif.e of sportthen,
bit l ,.lilt 111. expleAssiun Ot
mock seriousness in his countenance,
By this time a crowd had gathered round
to witness the proceedings, wondering what
would be the upshod of the business. The
preacher smoothed his face, selected a
hymn, and then lifted up his hands and
eyes in the attitude of prayer. Waxing
warmer and warmer as he proceeded to
God, in the most spirit stiring and-solemn
manner ; he alluded to the gambler in a ve
ry pointed manner, and prayed for his salve
, Lion from the ruin to which he was so reck
lessly tending. Such was the force otitis ap
peal, that a burning arrow seemed speedi
ly sent to the gambler's soul. The prayer
was followed by an excellen t sermon by the
young clergyman, who afterwards said that
he never felt more impressed in hislife with
the awful responsibility of his mission, or
felt a fuller in.spiration from on High to pro!-
claim the wrath to come to d.yingand•hell
The gambler "squirmed" mid& the gos
pel truth ; yet - uneasy as he was, 'he contriv
ed to sit the sermon out ; hut he couldn't
wait to participate in singing the closing
Shortly after all was over, and going lip
to the clergyman, he said
"I say friend, you are a preadier, aint
"Yes my friend, I have the honor 'to be
an unworthy ambassador of Christ, and hope
to be made tho 'means of converting many
souls to God." - •
Well,l thought as much! I tell 'you,
I never had the sand so knocked from'utr
der me before in my life ! if you preach
in that way, there won't be any of us gamb
lers left, I tell you. Butq suppose it's•all
right; my good mother used to pray, and I
couldn't help thinking of her when.you'cut
me all up in little pieces, and put my sing- -
ing pipes out of tune. I'd ha' giv' 'fifty
dollars to have that ere saddle put orranottr
I suppose it is 'necdless t'o say that the
gambler required uo further preaching on
that passage ; his own conduct and 'that of
his confederates, vas such as' to be a matter•
of no animadversion on the part of the 'cler
gymen and passengers,'While theyipursued
N a in es
The ori g in of names is traceable. hot only
to the tra de or profession of the 'family's
founders, bat also to their bodily pdtuliari6 .
ties, qualities, accomplishments Ordefects,
and the degree of respectability ih 'which
they were held remarkable iocidents which
have happened to particular persons; areal
so frequently recorded in their surnames.—
But froni the earliest times it was necessary
to•diStinguish one front another, which could
only be done. by pointing out personal qual
ities, or place of residence. Thus, Mr.
Lightfoot, Mr. Golightly,• Mr. Swift, Mr.
Hopper, Mr. Ambler, and Mr. Jumper drew
their names from the bodily agility of the
first hearers, and Messrs. Heavysides, &tun
ter, Onslow, and Waddell, from the contra
ry quality. The Pains, the Aikinheads,
the Aikinsides, the Anguishes and Head
akes, owe their appellations to the dolorous
sensations of their ancestors—whilst the
Wilds, Sanguines.. the Joys the Nferrys and
the Bucks, announce their descent from a
set of happy, thoughtleSs sinners of the ear
"When I was a small boy," says Dr.
Southey, "there was a black boy in the neigh
borhood, by th, name of Jim Dick. My
self and a number ortny playfellows were
one evening collected together at our usual
sports, and began tormenting the poor color
ed boy, by calling him "blackamoor," "nig
ger," and other degraded epithets. The
poor fellow appeared to be excessively
-grieved at our conduct, and soon left us.--= ,
We soon after made an appointment to go
skating in the neighborhood, and on the day
'of•the appointment I had the misfortune to
to break my skates and I could not go with
out borrowing a pair of Jim Dick. I went
to him and asked him for them. 'Oh yes.
John, you nay have them and Wellcome;
was thevnswsr. When I went to return
them, I found Jim sitting by the fire in the
kitchen reading the Bible. I told him I re
turned his skates, and was under great obli
gation to him for his kindness. He looked
at me as he took the skates, and with tears
in his eyes said to me, 'John, don't never
call tae blackamoor, again,' and immediate
ly left the room. These words pierced my
heart, and I burst into teeth, and from that
time resolved not to abuse a poor black in