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THE COLUMBIAN FOUNTAIN
Pledged to the cause of Temperance. } TRI"WEEKLY. \ VOLUME I. PUBLISHED BY THE COMMITTEE, EVERY TUESDAY* THURSDAY, AND SATURDAY MORN I NO. NUMBKK 11 WASHIWiO^, D. ?. SATURDAY, WOVfiilDER 39. 1845. THE COLUMBIAN FOUNTAIN, Three times a week, on a supersoyal sheet. It will be delivered to subscribers in the District, at two cents per number, payable weekly. To distant subscribers it will be mailed at Two Dollars and fifty cents per year, pay able in advance. TERMS OF ADVERTISING. One square of 14 lines, one insertion, 37 two insertions 60 three 75 two weeks 1 25 one month 1 50 two months 2 50 three " 3 00 six months 5 00 twelve 11 ' 50 Professional cards of fm lines, or under, 3 00 per year. While the "Columbian Fountain" will be devoted to the cause of Temperance, its columns will be enriched by original articles on subjects calculated to interest, instruct, and benefit its readers. It is intended so to blend variety, amusement, and instruction, as that the various tastes of its patrons may be (as far as it is practicable) gratified. Commerce, Literature, and Science, and every other subject of interest, not inconsis tent with Temperance and morality, .will re ceive the earnest attention of the publishers. Nothing of a sectarian, political, or personal character will be admitted. GEORGETOWN DIRECTORY. CHURCHES. Episcopal, Christ Church, Rev. Mr. Gas oway, corner of Beau and Congress streets. Episcopal, St. John, Rev. Mr. Shiras, cor ner of 2d and Potomac streets. Presbyterian, Rev. Mr. Berry, corner of Bridge and Washington streets. Methodist Episcopal, Revs. Mr. Wicks and Griffith, corner of Montgomery street. Methodist Protestant, Rev. Mr. Varden, Congress street. Catholic, Trinity, Revs. Mr. McElroy and O'Hanagau, 1st street. MASONIC. Potomac Lodge, No. 5, Georgetown room in Bridge street, opposite Union Ho tel; regular night ot meeting, fourth P rida) in every month. I O. O. F. Covenant Lodge, No. 13?Georgetown ; at their Hall, Congress st. Monday. Mount Pisgah Encampment, No. 3--Odd Fellows' hall, Georgetown ; regular nights of meeting, 1st and 3d Tuesday in every month. r. O. R. M. Uncas Tribe, No. 4, Odd Fellow's Hall, Georgetown, Wednesday. UNITED BROTHERS OF TEMPERANCE. Association No. 5, Georgetown. SONS OF TEMPERANCE. Potomac Division, No. 5?Odd Fellows' Hall, Georgetown; Friday. Franklin Division, No. 8?Odd Fellows Hall, Georgetown. FIRE COMPANIES. Vigilant, High street, between Canal and Bridge street; Henry King, President. Western Star, High street, between Pros pect and 1st streets; Mr. Shoemaker, Presi dent. ALEXANDRIA DIRECTORY. CHURCHES. Baptist,vacant, E.Washington, near Prince street# Catholic, St. Mary's, Rev. Ignatius Coombs, assisted by Rev. John Aiken, E. Royal, near Duke street. Friends, S. W. corner of St. Asaph and Wolfe streets. Methodist Episcopal, Rev. Job Guest, as sisted by Rev. Samuel V. Blake, E. Wash ington, between King and Prince streets. Methodist Protestant, Rev. John S. Reese, D. D., W. Washington, near King street. 1st Presbyterian, (Old School,) Rev. Ell as Harrison, W. Fairfax, near Wolfe street. 2d Presbyterian, (New School,) Rev. Joshua N. Danforth, N. W. corner of Prince and St. Asaph streets. Protestant Episcopal, Christ Church, Rev. Charles B. Dana, Cameron, between Wash ington and Columbus streets. Protestant Episcopal, St. Paul's, Rev. James T. Johnston, E. Pitt, near Duke street. African Methodist, E. Washington, neat Gibbon street. African Baptist, W. Alfred, near Duke street. MASONIC. Alexandria Washington Lodge, No. 22, meets at the Masonic Hall, Market Square, every Thursday. Mt. Vernon Chapter, No. ?, meeta at Masonic Hall 1st Tuesday of every month. I. O. O. F. Potomac Lodge, No. 8?Odd Fellows' hall, Alexandria; regular night of meeting, FfMount Vernon Lodge, No. 14?room old ? Masonic hall, Alexandria; regular night of " meeting, Tuesday. Marley Encampment, No. 2?Odd Fel lows' hall, Alexandria; regular nights of meeting, second and fourth Mondays in every month. I. O. R. M. Osceola Tribe, No. 2, Alexandria?meets at Odd Fellows' Hall, Columbus st., Wed nesday. UNITED BROTHERS OF TEMPERANCE. Association No. 4, Alexandria, Old Brook Lodge, St. Asaph, near King st., Friday. SONS OF TEMPERANCE. Harmony Divison, No 2?Alexandria, N. E. corner of Market square, Monday. BANKS. Bank of Potomac, N. Prince, between' Royal and Pitt streets?discount day Thurs day, Phineas Janncy, President; Washing ton C. Page, Cashier. Farmers Bank, S. W. corner of Prince' and Water streets?discount day Monday; Robert Jamieson, Prea't; John Hoff, Cashier. Alexandria Library, at Lyceum building, S. W. corner of Washington and Prince streets, Charles T. Stuart, Librarian. Patrick Henry Debating Society, meets at the Hall ol the Hydraulion Fire Company every Tuesday evening. FIRE COMPANIES. Friendship, organized 1774, N. King, above Columbus street: meets 1st Monday of every month: Charles Koones, Presi dent. Sun, organized 1775, East side of Market Square: meets 1st Saturday of every month: George II. Smoot, President. Relief, organized 1788, E. Fairfax, near Duke street: meets 3d Thursdays of March, June, September and December: Stephen Shinn, President. Star, organized 1799, W. Washington, near Cameron streets: meets 1st Wednesdays of March, June, September and December: John Leadbeater, President. Hydraulion, organized 1827, East side of Market Square: meets 1st Mondays of Feb ruary, May, August and November: Benja min Barton, President. Samuel Sanderson, Inspector of Fire Ap paratus. ARMORIES. Mount Vernon Guards and /Qolumbian Riflemen, at the old Court House Market Square. INSURANCE. OFFICES. Alexandria Fire Insurance Company Of fice, N. King, below St. Asaph street; Hugh Smith, President; Nathaniel Wattles, Sec re tary. Marine Insurance Company Office, Fire Insurance Companys Building; N.Watties, President; Dwight Metcalfe, Secretary. EXGRAV1NG AND COPPERPLATE PRINTING, B Y J. V. N. THRO OP, Pennsylvania avenue, between 1st and 2d streets, near the Capitol. N. B. Engraving on Wood. Nov. 4?y D. CLAGETT <fc CO., DEALERS IN FANCY AND STAPLE DRY GOODS, CARl'ETINGS, OIL CLOTHS, CURTAIN STUFFS, &c. Comer of 9th street 4* Penn. avenue WASHINGTON, D. C. Nov. 4 tf 1 J. E. W. THOMPSON, CABINET MAKER UNDERTAKER, F between 13th and 14th sts., north side. %* Heartes kept, and funerals attended to. Nov. 4?y ULYSSES WARD, DEALER IN LUMBER, LIME, &c CEMENT, TWELFTH STREET AND CANAL. Nov. 4 2 y geoTrge COLLARI), DEALER IN LUMBER, WOOD, COAL, LIME, SAND, AND CEMENT, Corner of 6th st. and Missouri Avenue. Nov. 4 2? CABINET MAKING AND UNDERTAKING. 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WE would call particular attention of all who purchase Music, to the following, just pub lished, and one-fourth the usual price, arranged for the Piano Forte Love Not, by Mrs. Norton, price cts. 6J Four sets of popular Quadrilles, with direc tions for dancing - ? 25 Fourteen celebrated marches, for - 25 Sixteen of Struss Waltzes, for - - 25 Soven Punches, Mazuka, with illustrations 12} Part 1st, of selections from Fry's Grand Opera Leonora - - - - 25 Six of Henry Russell's most popular songs 25 Songs of the Campaign, 8 for - 25 Music from the Bohemian Girl, containing 7 pieces?songs, ducts, and chorus, for 25 Gems from the Bohemian Girl, 7 favorite airs 12} Twenty airs from the Bohemian Girl, care fully arranged for flute or violin - 12} Nine favorite Polkas, arranged for Piano Forte ----- 12} Gems from La Norma, seven of the most popular pieces in the opera - - 25 Fourteen favorite Galopade3, by the most popular composers 25 Melodies of Ireland, 8 songs and 5 pieces 25 Thirteen popular Waltzes, by various com posers ----- 25 Eleven of Lovers' songs 25 Nine songs, and a set of cotillions for the ' Ethiopian Serenaders - - - 25 Part 1st and 2J, Ives' 100 songs, each - 25 The above can bo obtained, wholesale and re tail, at the cheap cash bookstore of E. K. LUNDY, Between 4} and 6th st., south side, Penn. a v. Nov. 4 2t 16 P aT N T STORE. PJMTS, OILS, JlNl) WINDOW GIJISS. OAA KEGS of Pure White Lead?in oil f)UU 250 Gallons Boiled and Raw Linseed Oil 200 Boxes of Window Glass French and English Plate of various sizes Emerald, Paris, Chrome, and Imperial Greens? dry and ground in Oil Paint and Whitewash Brushes, of various kinds Coach, Copal, Furniture, Mastic, and Japan Varnishes \ constant supply of FRESH PINE OIL; alio Sperm, Solar, and Lard Oils Lamp Wicks and Glassea?ai usual? For sale on the best terms, by O. WHITTLESEY, C street, Todd'a Building. miscellaneous. the HUSSAR'S SADDLE. die with Utdh?^C H"tZ ahv?y8 'carded his sad ale with the deepest veneration: and vet there hKT ? n0t,Vng ab?Ut itf caf>able of exciting I v P'J\TV Turklsh aud deeit y stained with blood; yet, to the brave Ludovic it recalled a tale of other days/when young ar dent and enthusiastic, he first drew his sword m defence of his country against its enemies. He had been opposed in battle against the hos ?fe amfa, of his Min HangSy' ld the ?rlh"""v^ h"d .'"a S?*l ??rd smitten to vTr 7 . Var'oua had been the fortunes of the war, and too often was the glory of the cross dimmed by the lustre of the triumphant crescent. Such sad d.sasters were seldom'alluded to by the brave Hussar, but he loved to dwell on the successful actions in which he had ten en deJlv r.Tt^ffT ?ftl,e8e fierce ??mba,8 that sud Burroundld hv f?m r party,' he found hi?elf surrounded by four infuriated Turks. 'But the recollection of you and your angel mother' would Ludovic say .to his daughterfnerved myTm fell Tk^w Ity h\my ?PP?nents- How three tell, I knew not; but severe and long was the conflict, with the rest of my foes whL?Ver ful arm was raised against me. Already I saw my wue amount1 widow; and my chil/father less, and these dreadful thoughts infused fresh dSh h iVi &Tm/' 1 8mote the infidel to ^ he lav At III1 hU 8teed' and rifled him as he lay. At this moment, several of the ene my appeared in sight, but I was too much ex hausted to renew the perilous conflict. My gal death fTh 7 W? ,rd 8ndin the agonies of 5' my8elf on the Turkish courser, and forced him on at his utmost speed until I re KI KilywITaJron; The was beeped n the blood of my foe, and mine mingled with . When a cessation of hostilities permitted the troops to rest for a space from the horrors of war, I hastened with the treasure, which during ^T,g\f , a<?,lired> 10 my horae- pur chased these fertile fields around my dwel ling,^ and forgot for a. season the miseries of I he good Ludovic would here pause. He still retained a lively recollection of his lost wife, and he could not bear to narrate the cir cumstances of her illness and death. After that sad event his home become hateful to him, and he resolved again to engage in the arduous du ties of a soldier. The little Theresa was kind ly adopted into the family of his only brother and .here, after a lapse of some years, our beauty1"88" blooming in youthful Ludovic arrived only in time to close the eyes of his brother, who, on his death bed entreated ra t0, bestow Theresa on his only son when they should have attained a proper age. Grate ful for his almost parental care of his child, and moved by the situation of his brother, whose whole heart seemed to be bent on his union, Lu dovic promisad that when his daughter should have attained the age of eighteen, she should be come the wife of Karl, provided Karl himself desired the connection at that time, and sat isfied with this promise the old man died in peace. This engagement was concealed from Theresa but it was known to Karl, who exulted in the thought that this rich prize would one day be Ik8' j r 18 and a coarse turn of mind, he delicate graces of Theresa had no charms tor him; he loved her not, but he loved the wealth which would be his, and which he look ed on with a greedy eye. The thousand soft and nameless feelings which accompany a gen erous and tender passion were unknown to Karl It was a hard task for him to tend his gentle mi* tress, nor did he everappear disposed to play the part of a lover, except when some other seemed inclined to supply his place. It was at a rural fete given by Ludovic to his neighbors at the ter mination of an abundant harvest, that Karl first choose openlv to assert his right. He had taken it for grante<Tthat he should open the dance with Theresa. What then, was his idignation, when, on entering the apartment, he saw The resa; her slender waist encircled by the arm of a young hussar, moving in the graceful waltz ! The evident superiority of his rival, whose well knit limbs, firm step and free and martial air, formed a striking contrast to his own clownish figure and awkard gait, only increased his ire, and in violent wrath he advanced to Theresa, in sisting on his right to open the dance with her. I heresa plead her engagement; he persisted; she refused his request and laughed at his anger. He became violent and rude. The hussar inter fered, and the quarrel rose so high as to draw Ludovic to the spot. Karl, in a voice almost choked with passion laid his greivances before him. Theresa, in a tone of indignation, complained to her father of his insolence, and appealed to him whether she were not at liberty, to select any partner for the dance she thought proper. "You have no such liberty," thundered forth Karl. * * * * # # # Every passing day carried with it some por tion of the fortitude of Theresa, as if he saw the near approach of the period which was to con sign her to a fate so dreadful. Three little weeks were all that lay between her and misery Lu dovic endeavored to sooth her, but she would not be comforted. Had even her affections been dis engaged, Karl would have been distasteful to her but with her affections placed on another; the idea of a union with him seemed insupportable. "My dear child," would Ludovic say inter rupting a passionate burst of grief, "bv what rt%,ha8,;I4rn.ho,t *ained Potion of yonr TulJv ^e is an hussar," replied Theresa. 1 here was something in this reply which moved Ludovic; he recollected that he himself had im bued the mind of his daughter with sentiments of respect and esteem for the character of a 2 *\ soicher and conscience .remfnded him, that he the holhlnHm w Pr?fe8sio'1 of arms above tfie husbandman. Was it wonderful then, thai Theresa should have imbibed somethinfi of this spirit or that she should have vielded her heart to one who had possessed courage to defend her; and tenderness to sooth her, under the afflictions of, life!? Arnholt dwelt near them; he had been the early playmate of Theresa, and, with glowing cheeks and sparkling eyes, they had oftened lib tened to the warlike exploits which the good Ludovic delighted to relate to them; aud to these conversations <might be attributed the passion ate desire of Arnholt to adopt tl e profession of arms. Accustomed to see them play together as children; and liking the society of the generous and spirited boy, Ludovic forgot the danger, when their childhood passed away of their affec tions assuming a totally different character, it was so, and Ludovic now saw with deep grief, that his daughter was now unalterably attached to the youthful soldier. . It Theresa was unhappy, her father wassure y no less so; lie blamed his own imprudence; and on contrasting the characters of the (wo youths, a violent conflict between his feelings and his duty arose in his breast; but the stern honor of the soldier triumphed and he deemed himself bound to complete the sacrifice. Unable how ever, to endure the sight of her grief, he carried her to the abode of a youthful friend, who former ly resided near them, but on her majuriago had re moved to a village about sixty miles distant. I here he left TheresA, after receiving her sol emn promise that she should return with him the day before that on which she should complete her eighteenth year. "Father," said she, with streaming eyes, "I have never deceived you. If I have life, I will return; but do not grieve toodeep lv, should my heart break in this fearful struggle." 1 he old hussar dashed away a tear which stray ed down his scarred cheek, embraced his child and departed. Time wore gradually away, and at last the day arrived which was to seal Theresa's fate. It found her in a state of torpid despair. Exhaust ed by her previous strugles, all feeling seemed dead, but her mind was awakened to new suffer ing. A friend arrived to conduct her to her [a7eri _ Ludovic lay apparently on the bed of death, and with breathless impatience 1 heresa pursued her journey. On her arrival, her father's sick room was not solitary. The detested Karl was there, and there too was the youthful hussar. "My child," said Ludovic "my days are numbered, my fate must soon be decided, and alas! yours also! To my dying brother I solemnly promised, that on this day I would offer you to his son for his bride. Without fulfilling my engagement I could not die in peace, even the grave would afford no rest, tan you sacrifice yourself for my future repose?" 1 can, I will," cried the unfortunate Theresa sinking on her knees, "so help me Heaven!" ? Heaven will bless a dutiful child," said Ludo vic with fervor, "Karl draw near." Karl obey ed?Theresa shuddered. said Ludovic, "you say you love my chiid ] cherish her, I oonjureyou, as yon hope for future happiness. In her you will possess a treasure; but I must warn you, she will bring you but one portion of my possessions." Karl started and retreated a few steps. "That, how ever, 'continued Ludovic, "which Ilook upon as nty greatest earthly treasure, I give you with my daughter. You Karl, believe me have some vir tues. Alas! alas! you know not the secret sins j have sullied my life?the rapine, the mur enough of this! I have confessed to my spiritual father, and have obtained absolution from the dark catalogue?but on condition that I leave all my wealih to the church as an atone ment for my transgressions. I conld not foivet that I was a father; I pleaded the destitute state ot my child?I implored, I entreated?at length ! wrung from the pious father his consent that I should retain my greatest treasure for my There sa. I choose my saddle. Keep it, dear child in remembrance of an affectionate father. And yon, Karl, are you satisfied to relinquish worldly goods for the welfare ot my pouI? Are you content to take my daughter with this portion?" "Fool! exclaimed Karl, doting idiot! how dare you purchase exemption from punish ishment at my expense ? Your wealth is mine ? your possessions must be the portion of my bride?I will reclaim them from those rapacious monks and tear them from the altar!" " You cannot, you dare not," replied Ludo vic, raising his voice in anger ; " my agreement with your father had reference to my daughter , on'y my wealth formed no part of it." " Driveller! dotard ! vociferated Karl, think you that I will accept a portionless bride ? You must seek some other fool for your purpose ? I renounce her." " Give her to me Father!" cried Arnhold, "I swear to cherish and protect her while I live. ve t0 me? and when she shall be the be loved wife of my bosom, I will live for her? aye, and die for her!" Karl laughed in mockery. " I never knew all Therwa "6 tr?Uble ?f winninS- and ,ea9t of The young hussar laid his hand on his sabre. I heresa threw herself between them. At the same moment Ludovic sprang from his couch, tore the covering from his head, snatching his saddle from the wall where it hung, seized his sabre, with one stroke laid it open, and a stream of gold bezants, oriental pearls, and sparkling jewels, fell on the floor. "Wretch! worm! vile clod of earth ! art thou not justly punished! Hence, reptile! begone before I forget that thou art of my blood !" Ludovic raised his sabre, and the dastardly Karl fled, without daring to give utterance to the imprecation which hung on his colourless lips. I rampling under foot the costly jewels which lay strewed around, Theresa rushed forward and embraced her father, exclaiming, " fs not this a dream ? Are you indeed restored to me ? Can thisbe real ?" " Forgive me child," exclaimed Ludovic, " the pain I have been obliged to give your gen tle heart. My effort to make that wretch re sign his claim to your hand has been successful, i Grudge not that part of our store has been appro priated to the holy church?not to purchase for giveness of !?ins I mentioned, and of which thank Heaven, I am guiltless, bnt to be the blessed means of saving you from a miserable fate. Kneel down, my children?aye, support her, Arnhold?lay her innocent head on your bosom, and receive the fervent benediction of an old* hussar."