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THE COLUMBIAN FOUNTAIN
HIcdotci? to temperance, Jtloralitu, Citerature, mrte, Science, fittBtnese anb ?eucrat intellifltnte. ULYSSES WARD, Editor and Proprietor. [ DAILY. I Rev. J. T. WARM?sirta?t Editor.^ VOL. 1 NO. 147. WASHINGTON, D. C., SATURDAY, JUNE 6, 1846. PRICE ONE CENT. THE COLUMBIAN FOUNTAIN, EDITED AND PUBLISHED DAILY BY ULYSSES WARD. ASSISTED BY HIS SON, REV. J. T. WARD. At One Cent per Number. ALSO, THE WEEKLY FOUNTAIN, At 3 cento per number, $1 per year. 3 subscribers, $2. Office on Pennsylvania avenue, a few doors East of the Railroad. TERMS OF ADVERTISING. 1 square of 14 lines, 1 insertion ? 37 cts. 1 do " " " 2 insertions 62 1 do ? ? " 3 <' 75 1 " 3 times per week for three months $3 75 1 line 1 insertion 6 cts. For every subsequent insertion 3 Business cards of 5 lines for 3 times * per week for three months $1 00 For one year 3 00 Payable invariably in advance. Printing of every description neatly executed: such as Books, Pamphlets, Cir culars, Cards, Handbills, etc., etc., on as good terms as at any other office. While tHte "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 publisher. Nothing of a sectarian, political, or personal character will be admitted. i ??? A Card. THE subscriber takes this method to inform his customers, and the public generally, that he has, for the present, removed his Boot and Shoe establishment on the opposite side of the street, next door to Mr. Kinchey's confectionary, and op posite to Mr. Dyer's Auction Store, South side of Pennsylvania Avenue, between 10th and 11th streets, where he can be found at all times, ready to execute any orders he may be favored with, at the shortest notice, and in the best and most fash ionable style. He would also wish his customers and the public generally, to take notice that hip en tire stock will be sold, from and after this date, at Cost, and no mistake. To those wishing to pur chase, he would say call and see his stock, consist ing of almost every article, size, quality and price, in his line of business, worn by gentlemen, ladies, boys, misses, youths and children. THOMA8 B. GRIFFIN. N. B. The subscriber has on hand between 200 and 300 pairs black and white satin, and black and white Kid slippers of the finest quality, at $1 25 per pair. T. B. G. march 25-tf JU D S O N ' 8 PORTRAIT?Subscriptions will be received at Wk. Q. Force's book-store, corner of Pennsylvania avenue and 10th street, for copies of the Portrait of Dr. Judson, now in course of preparation, and soon to be published under the direction of the Baptist Board of Foreign Missions, at the following prices: Lithograph, on good paper, 25 cents; on fine board, 60 cents; steel engraving, on comman plate paper, $1 ; India proof impressions, $2. The Portrait is from a Painting by Harding, and is in size nine inches by eleven. feb 6-tf FOR SALE. 31HE subscriber will sell, on accommodating terms, the following property, to wit: the BRICK OUSE now occupied for the publication of the Columbian Fonntain, four TWO STORY FRAME HOUSES, and A COTTAGE, fronting on First street South, fronting the Capitol. Application can be made either at my dwelling, near the Rail road, or Lumber Yard office, Seventh street, near the Canal, where all kinds of BUILDING MA TERIALS, together with CEMENT, CALCIN ED PLAI8TER, COAL, &c., &c., can be had cheap for cash or short credit. feb. 17, 1846.?tf JOHN PURDY, George Harvey, House, Sign and Ornamental Painter, WILL execute any work in his line of business at the shortest notice, and in the best style, at reasonaule prices. These wishing work done will please give him a call at his shop on H, between 7th and 8th streets, W., or at his residence on 8th street W., betwoen I street and New York avenue. april 23-eod2w. Pine Oil. AFRESH supply juBt received and for sale, at 62? cents per gallon. CHARLES 8TOTT, Corner of 7th street and Pennsylvania avanue. may 28-3t FORCES' " PICTURE OF WASHING TON AND ITS VICINITY ;" a useiul guide for strangers; for sale at the office of the Colum bian Fountain. Price $1 00. mav 26-tf WILLIAM W. STEWART, Magistrate, Notary Public, Collector and 'General Agent, office No. 4, Pennsylvania avenue, near the Capitol. may 9-3m For Sale. TPHE materials, presses, types, lists, and good 1 will of the Madisonian, United Ntato* Journal arid Daily Times, together with the list of the Dem, ocratic Expositor, consisting of some 7 000 subscri bers. The materials are valued at $4,000. There are also debts due the several offices amounfing to $14,000. The office will be sold separate from the debto, if desired. To a purchaser for cash a great bargain may be had. The whole establishment is free from debt or lien of sny and every kind. Apply to J- E. DOW, may4M-3t Proprietor. business CARPS. BENJAMIN HOMANS, Auctioneer and commission Merchant, Between 10 th and 1 If A Streets, fronting Term* sylvania Avenue. Sales of Real Estate, Furniture, and Personal Property, attended to at any place within the city, march 9-tf DENNIS PUMPHREY'S Livery stable, cor ner of 6th and C. streets. Horses and Car riages to hire. Horses taken at livery, and kept | in the best manner. A. GLADMON, ' House Carpenter and Joiner. Shop corner of 9th and M streets, Washington. Where, at all times, Sash, Blinds, Doors, &c., can be had. All manner of work in his line will be ex ecuted at the shortest notice. HOMCEPATHY.?Dr. Jonas Green, (late of Philadelphia,) tenders his professional ser vices to the citizens of Washington and its vicinity, as Vj practitioner of the HomoBp3<th\c systcin of medi cine. His residence is on C street, near 3d. dec 23-tf BRISCOE & CLARKE, Dealers in Cloths, Cas simeres, Vestings, &c., Pennsylvania avenue, a few doors west of Brown's Hotel. TSAAC STODDARD.?Blacksmithing in gene | ral, on Four and a half, between E and F sts. Work done cheap. _____ WILLIAM P. SHEDD, Old Centre Market, opposite J. Walker's. KEEPS constantly for sale all kinds of fresh meats; meat well dressed, and at moderate prices. march 11~tf PRESLEY SIMPSON, Pennsylvania Avenue, Worth side, 2d door east of 11th. street, keeps a general assortment of Family Groceries. A NDREW J. JOYCE, Horse Shoeing and A Smithing Establishment, successor to John Daley, corner of 14th and E streets, near Fuller's Hotel. Thankful for the patronage he has receiv ed from a liberal public, he solicits a continuanc? of the same. _____ ttt h. GUNNELL?Dealer in Lumber, W , Lime, Wood, &c. Corner of Canal and 6th streets, near Pennsylvania Avenue. DR. HAMILTON P. HOWARD, tenders his professional services to the citizens of Wash ington, D. C. He may be found at Dr. F. How' ard's, N. E. corner of F and 11th sts. Dec. 2 RICHARD VANS ANT, Merchant Tailor and Gentlemens furnishing store, Pennsylvania avenue, between Hth and 15th streets, and adjoining Fuller's Hotel. march 12-tf WM. NOELL, Venitian Blind maker, south side Pennsylvania avenue, between 9th and 10th streets. Blinds of all swe? and colors, fur nished to order. Old blinds retrimmed and painted. TON ATI! AN T. WALKER.-House car J penter and joiner on K street, shop corner K and 8th streets. FRANCIS Y. NAYLOR, Copper, Tin, Sheet-Iron and Stove Manufacturer. Roofing, Guttering, Spouting, &c. South side Pennsylvania avenue, near Third-street, Wash ington, City, D. 0 C. H. VAN PATTEN, M. D., Dentist, PERFORMS all operations upon the Teeth, Gums and Mouth, with the greatest care and skill. Office near Brown's Hotel, and next door to Todd's Hat Store. feb 25-ly CHEAP FOR CASH!! L. ? BECK ?fe SON, House-Furnishing Store, Pennsylvania Avenue, South side, between 9th and lOth streets, Washington We havo on hand new and second-hand goods: such as Bedsteads, Beds, and Bedding; Tables, Chairs, Bureaus and Sideboards; China, Glass, and Crockeryware, Cutlery, Hollow-ware of every variety, Shovels and Tongs, Carpets, Brooms, Brushes, Willow and Woodenware; with a va riety of articles too numerous to mention, apr 16 I I. S. BALL, Dealer in Tobacco, Snuff 4 Cigars, Pinnsylvania Avenue, between Fuller's A GaUabrun s Hotel. april 22. S. BALL also repairs Watches and Jewelry, april 22-tf EARTHENWARE, CHINA AND GLASS, TP PUIISELL, Importer and Dealer in E. Ware, I China and Glass, wholesale and retail, at his 'store, opposite Brown's Hotel, Pennsylvania avenue, Washington city, D. C. CUPPING, LEECHING AND BLEEDING J A large supply of best Sweedish Leeches, already on hand, to be applie'l or for Hale, by SAML. DEVAUGHN, 9th street. Who also has ICE for sale whenever called for, . april 2-tf as above. * WHITNEY.?Boot and Shoe Dealer, opposite Brown's Hotel, Pennsylvania Avenue, has received his fall stock of Boots and Shoes suitable for plantation use, he invites the at tention of those who wish such articles, and prom ises them good bargains. GEORGE COLliARD, dealer IN lumber, wood, coal, lime SAND, AND CEMENT, Corner of 6th st. and Missouri Avenue. Nov. \ ' __ D. CLAGETT <fc CO., n K AI KUS IN FANCY AND STAPLE DRY Ut 0OODS,CAKPETir?;S. OIL CLOTHS, CURTAIN STUFFS, &c. Comer of 9th street <!jr Penn. avenue, WASHINGTON, D. C. I FURNITURE.?Now and second hand, daily re ^ reived. For sale, on reasonable terms, by B. HOMANS, april 13. Between 10th and 11 th streets. J. H. W. THOMPSON, CABINET MAKER. UNDERTAKER, F between 18th and 14lh sts., north side. %? Hearses kept, and funerals attendedt o. Nov. 4?y Hardware! Hardware it Hardware!!! TTAs1?ER' ^6nn' Avenue' near m street. M Aft just opened an entire new and well seleet JPL ? ajSortment Hardware, Cutlery and Fancy Goods, which he offers Ibr sale at whole sale or retail, on as accommodating terms as they can be bad in the district. y His stock consists in part of the following arti cles : Roger's & Son's and others' Table Cutlery in complete sets, Ivory, Buffalo, Buck, Bone and Cocoa pining, and Desert Knives and Forks Ger man Silver, and Brittannia, Tea and Table Spoons Penknives, Razors, Scissors, Nut PickTS Crackers, Cooks', Butchers,' Shoe and Carving Bragg Aud brona*8h"d Plated- Steel and tvJ? Andirons, Shovels and Tongs, Shovel and ters in lpt a** Fenders? Tea Travs and Wai ers, in sets and separately, Bellmetal and Porce haii Preserving Kettles, Iron, Tin, Tea Kettles and !nT?t D g and Short Han?He Frying Pans p 6 ,ana' ^vens ar)d Lids, Pots, Skillets' StPnm aM 6Xtra Lids?Iron Furnaces, Potatoe ImnT^MOrtar8raBi Pe9tIe9> Warfle Irons, S^ Irons, Skimmers, Ladles and Forks, Coffee Mills Sitters, Bread Toasters, &o., Shovels, Spades') Foiks, Hay and Straw Knives, Axes, Hatchets' Hammers, Saws and Planes, Cut, wrought and bl^Riir r*?' ?Ut MaCkS pat- Brads and sPara f ? ' Rl5 ICottage- Mortise and Stock Locks, ri,l?> Chest' Trunk and Pad S'op' Knob and Thumb Latches, wid Belts, Table, Butt, Parliament, H. L. & Strap Hinges Pahner's pat. Blind Hinges, to faste? back and to Farnham's pat. Window Blind fas toners Common and Axle Sash PuUeys and sash Cord, New England Co. Wood Screws all sizes. Sofa Springs, Bed Screws, Castors and Furniture Hal Bands and Pins, Iron and Brass! PnL j a S' ?lngle and Double Barrel uuns and Apparatus, Brushes, Combs, Buttons 5S'b fi oh?e-T*read> Cotton, Worsted,' Diaper, Boot and Straining Web, Curry Combs BadkhJJa r^00^, Cards' Ox. Trace Halters,' Backhand and Dog Chains, Brass, Copper and Iron Wire, Round, Flat and Square Iron, Hoop and Band Iron Nail Rods, Burdens' pat. Horse Shoes, ^arriage Spnngs, Wagon Boxes, American and ?Ji , ?*er' Caat *?d Sheer Steel, &c., &c All of which, he will sell as low as can be had it any regular Hardware House in the city Washington, Nov. 4, 1845. nOMBS, BRUSHES, AND PERFUMERY^ \j We have just returned from the North with an extensive assortment of the above-named articles *fkare+n?T/eauy t0?uPP!y our customers with ?he best and freshest Perfumery, consisting of Po natums, Ox Marrow, and Oils for beautifying and promoting *he growth of the hair; Cold Cream Lip Salve, Bay Rum, Farina Cologne, Lubin's Ex Ewfuh* With a great variety of Ingush and French Hair Brushes. Also, Shell, Buffalo, and Horn dressing, tuck, and tide Combs; Nail and Tooth Brushes; a very fine irticle of Purses, all of which we are determined o sell cheaper than the cheapest. S. PAkKER'S Perfumery and Fancy Store, bet. 9th and 10th streets, Pennsylvania avenue. nov 4-tf rtEORGE W. CLARKE, BUILDER jjnd brGRKEJUL furnishing undertaker ZZZ TJV* a^i9th Street, nem-the Navy Yard Gate?or at his residence, on the west Th?o?li . r n?arthe easte? ^anch bridge Thankful for the liberal patronage with which le has already been favored,he respectfully solicits i continuance of the same. Always on hand, ready for use, Pine, Cherry, iValnut, Poplar, and Mahogany, which he manu factures into Coffins at the shortest notice, and on he most reasonable terms Hearse and carriages furnished at the shortest lotice. All orders thankfully received and prompt ^ atte"ded a* all hours, if left at the above place N. B.-?Carpenters work in all its branches done >n the most reasonable terms, and at the shortest lotice. Old Furniture repaired and varnished, and made ook equal to new. dec i8_6m LOOK THIS WAY EVERY BODY ? b* the art of Hocus Pocui. HOMAS HILTON, House, Sign, and Orna mental Painter. Old Chairs repainted, and Furniture varnished. He will be ready for the >rompt execution of work at all times, on the most Reasonable terms. Shop on 12th street, between J anJ H streets. _____ march 12?tf CUMBERLAND COAL, from the celebrated U mines of the Maryland Mining Compa ny, and of a quality better than any heretofore of fered in this market, can he had hy the car load, or smaller quantity, at J. PURDY'S Coal and Lumber Yard, Centre-market feb 6?tf , G| HAND DICTIONNAIRE FRANCAIS?| Anglais, et Anglais Francais; by Professors I" leming and Tibbins. In two large quarto vo lumes. " R^dig6 d'apres la sixieme Edition du Diction naire de I'Acad^mie Francaise, le complement de ce dictionnaire, la derniere Edition de Chambans, Gamier, et J. Dcscarricres, le Dictionnaire Gram matical de Laveau, et le Lexique Universe! de Boiste, les Dictionnaire Anglais de Johnson, Todd, Ash, Webster, et Crabbe, et les principaux ouvra ges technologiques de l'une at I'autre langue;" and containing all the words in use in both langua ges. together with tha obsolete terms connected with Dolite literature; technical terms used in the arts, Kciences, and manufactures, in the naval and military sciences, in law, trade, and commerce*; geo graphical and mythological terms, with the adjec tives or epithets elucidating history; a literal pro nunciation of English words for the use of the1 French student, and of French words for the Eng ish ; accurate and discriminating definitions, with examples and illustrations tending to display and fix the signification, import, rank, and character, of each individual word ; peculiar constructions, mode* of speech, idioms, sayings, and proverbs; etymology, exhibiting words in their origin and affinities; grammar, synonymy, see. Published in Paris in 1845. Imported (a single copy only) by fob 7 tf ' F. TAYLOR. D MEDICAL NOTICE. R. PHILANDER GOULD offers his profes sional services to the citizens of Washington. Office on Pennsylvania avenue, opposite Messrs. Brown's Hotel. apri| n_3m New Flour Store. THE subscriber has taken the warehouse on the north side of water street, opposite Messrs. Read & 8on, and intends keeping a supply of all the various grades of flour, He will endeavor to make it the interest of dealers in the article to give hiro a call, as he is determined to sell at small pro fit8- LEWIS BROOKS, feb 7?tf Water strset, Georgetown. POETRY. ... Its words Are lew, but deep and solemn, and they break r reali Irom the fount of feeling.?Percival. For the Columbian Fountain. A requiem for the gallant dead, Since 'tis not ours to give them more, Who nobly fought, and freely bled By Rio Grande's distant shore; Who sought and found that glorious grave, Which most befits the victor brave. They heard the bugle's shrilly blast Proclaim aloud the foeman's rout, And bounding horsemen hurrying past With iron clang and pealing shout; They heard the final cannons boom Their death-fraught thunder thro' the gloom. They saw the "flag of stars" float high In triumph o'er the battle field, And exultation lit the eye So soon to be in darkness sealed; They saw?their pain they heeded not, And all save duty was forgot. They need no column to proclaim What acts they did, what glory won, Their deeds adorn the page of fame Beneath the name of Washington; And fathers yet unborn shall tell For whom they fought and how they fell. O! be their names inscribed with those Who died devoted at the pass, Where Grecians reaped their hireling foes As mowers reap the early grass ; They've earned the laurel, though 'tis wet With tears of anguish and regret. They died as heroes have, who loved Their country even more than life, And each one by his fall hath proved Of what avail in deadly strife Columbia's fearless wardens are ; How much they do and what they dare. O! ye for whom their lives they gave, Refuse not now a kindly tear Embalm the memory of the brave In sorrow which is all sincere, And learn this lesson from their death To yield, in such a cause, your breath. With glory's meed reward the brave For daring actions nobly done, And ever shall Columbia have Her million hearts to throb as one, And at her call will rise a host Of manly guatdians for her coast. Georoetowk, ?). C. CHOICE READING. " If vou enlighten the people, do not forget that this is but half the work. Let them be made virtuous and religious, or you leave them more exposed to danger than they were before." WAR WITH MEXICO. WAR WITH KING ALCOHOL!! VOLUNTEERS DEMANDED ? ! WHO WILL ENLIST ? OUR FLAG ! ! ! Our readers are doubtless aware of the fact, that the United/States and the Repub lic of Mexico are at war. We should have noticed the fact before this, but having mat ter of more importance to us, and the poli tical papers are so full of it, we deemed it a work ofsupererrogalion. But for the gratifi cation of some of our readers who desire it, we shall now call attention to this mat ter, in connection with another war, which has been declared by the Republic of Tem perance against the Mobocracy of King Al cohol ! We shall not stop now to inquire whether our quarrel with Mexico be just, or otherwis^ but shall proceed to remark, that as we are actually eDgaged in war with that nation, we must fight it out. For the purpose of prosecuting the war, Volunteers are in requisition; and we find our citizens prompt to move in this matter, as our fa thers were when they "pledged their lives and sacred honor" in defence of our rights and immunities, during the war of the Re volution. In this matter of war, we cannot refrain from introducing the advice of Col. David Crocket, who fell, (but fell victoriously,) while engaged with these same Mexicans. He said : " I leave this rule tor others when I'm dead ; Be sure you're right, then go ahead." Now, if the war be just, then we say "gc ahead." But if otherwise, then the soonei we have an honorable peace the better. But we wish to inform our readers tha we are engaged in another war, about the justness of which, there is no doubt, In thu , war we "know we are right," and we shal "go ahead." The war to which we allude is with King Alcohol, and all hie allies The reasons of the war are briefly these: King Alcohol has invaded our land, de stroyed our commerce, and put to death some of our best citizens. He ha* established forts in all our cities, towns, and Villfejgfcfe; and throughout the whole country. He has, by a most diabolical crusade, destroy ed the peace and happiness of thousands ?f families throughout the country. He has, by the force of his arms, made hundreds and thousands of widows and orphans-^ whose daily cry is "give us bread Of else we die.'* Their cries are gone tip to hea ven?they have entered into thsears of the Lord God of Sabaoth. He hasfilled our pri sons and poor-houses with eubjects of the deepest commiseration. He has spread over the land the sable pall of besotted ig norance and vice. He lias retarded thflf ef? forts which have been made for human im* provement, clothed the laboring poor With iags, the rich with shame add diBgrace,arid the wise with folly. He has protftic^A dif cord in the family and soeial circle, separa* ted the dearest friends, and filled the world with crimes of the deepest dye. He has in*j vaded the sanctity of the church, partlyM* the efforts of the faithful, and thrsat?nsT4s struction to all that is good, great, lovely, and ennobling among men. For these and other reasons, WshlMfl?<*? clared war against him and all kit aftbi* We have counted the cost?commeflCid the contest, and expect to be successful But in order to accomplish this grand re sult, we want volunteers to fight our bat tles. We want men who are dispossd to carry the war, not to the walls of MsaAc?, but to the very gatea of Rome! Wii want those who are bold and fearless in tha ad vocacy of the righta of the lathetless, tie widows, the orphans, and the wretch?d We want those whose hearts are benevo lent, whose purposes are pure, and whoa? minds are undaunted. To such Wf fay, ? "Come to the rescue"to anna! IS arms !!" " Our voice is still for was *Ws war of extermination to all that can intox icate. Down with the rebel-?basSrii tlie unclean thing?stop the traffic?demolish all the forts of the enemy?but say a all King Alcohol's subjects that will reform, and take the oath of allegiance to our great, good, and peaceful Republic of Temper ance, where every man is fret to clothe himself, his wife, and his children?where every man is free from the curse of intem perance, and may become a useful, intelli gent, and virtuous citizen. Our Proclama tion, then, to all the subjects of this dia bolical tyrant is, come over to our ranks and fight under the Banner of Total Absti nence, and you will clothe yourself with decency, and with honor. Your wives, and your children, will bless you, and,re joice that you are free?and free indeed from this infernal despot! Come, and aid us in extending the dominion of Temper ance through the earth, and your reward will be personal comfort, a happy asd pMM perous family, and decent society, With health and physical, moral, and mehta! en joyment. Our flag is now floating in the breezes of heaven?the music of temper ance is wafted by every zephyr, and the still small voice of "Love, Purity, and Fidelity" is heard above the war-storm* crying, " Peace ! Be still!!" Our call is for volunteers! Come, and while our glorious FL?g is apread to tftie gentle winds of heaven?while our tri-col ored Banner is waving over Our heads, ws will strike for Liberty, Temperance, and Education, now and for eter. Who will enlist in this cause? Young men, arise, put on the armour, lay hold of the shield and buckler, and fight valiantly* for that caupe?which God approves? which angels admire?which all good men love, and which none but the Rum seller and Rum drinker despise! These are our sentiments, on the war question. Richr mond Son of Temperance. . ,? y \. HERE'S THE PLACE, l*h rfreet And Canal.?Just received, and now laodlywy ?o of i horde, ?Wd latha, pailing* poal ruU, r aranUing, .ilia, together with an aa*>rtm?U of J , "jsmzstsz* * F<lNE?rA "'ward t u&. "r . t .-t f- u . ALiI i A R I 8 MILLINERY, Juat opwed at Mis. 1 \ 8. Parker's Fancy 8tor?. April 1.