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I ' ' " ? ' ? i | ????? Ocootct) to @empfrante, Jtloralitu, Cittrature, 2lrt0, 8u0ine00 oiib ?entroI intelligent f. ULYSSES WARD. Editor and Proprietor,.^ ^ [ DAILY, ] Rev. J. T. WARD, Asxixtui Editor. VOL. I. NO 252. WASHINGTON; D. C., THURSDAY, OCTOBER 8. 1846. PRICE ONE CENT. . i L . * . THE COLUMBIAN FOUNTAIN, EDITED AND FUBL1SHED DAILY BY ULYSSES WARD. ASSISTED BY HI9 SOU, REV. J. T. WARD. At One Cent per Number. ALSO, THE WEEKLY FOUNTAIN, At 3 cents per number, $1 per year. 3 subscribers, $2. Office on Pennsylvania avenue, a few doors East of the Railroad. TERMS or ADVERTISING. 1 square of 14 lines, 1 insertion 37 cts. 1 do 44 44 44 2 insertions 62 44 1 do 44 ? 44 3 44 75 44 1 44 3 times per ween for three months $3 75 1 line 1 insertion 6 cts. For every subsequent insertion 3 44 Business cards of 5 lines for 3 times per week for three months $1 00 For one year 3 00 Payable invariably in advance. Printing of every description neatly executed: such*as Books, Pamphlets, Cir culars, Cards, Handbills, etc., etc., on as good terms as at any other office. While the "Columbian Fountain" will be devoted to the cause of Temperance, its columns will be enriched by original articles on subjects calculated to interest, instruct, and benefit its readers. It is intended so to blend variety, amusement, and instruction, as that the various tastes of its patrons may be (as far as it is practicable) gratified. Commerce, Literature, and Science, and every other subject of interest, not inconsis tent with Temperance and morality, will re ceive the earnest attention of the publisher. Nothing of a sectarian, political, or personal character will be admitted. MAIL ARRANGEMENTS. The Eastern Mail for Baltimore, Philadel phia, New York and Boston, closes at 4i and 9 P. M. daily, except on Saturday nights. No mails sent East of Baltimore on Suaday morning. The mails from the above cities arrive daily al 9 A. M. and 8 P. M. except Sunday night. The Western Mail closes at 9 P. M. and arrives at 8 P. M. daily. The Southern Mail closes at 8 A. M. and arrives at 5 P. M. daily. Office openfrem7i A.M.to 6J P.M.dnily, except Sunday, on which day it is open from 7J A. M. to 10 A. M., and from 12 M. to 1$ P. M., and from 7 to 9 P. M. M' UTUAL LIFE INSURANCE CGM PANY OF THE CITY OF NEW YOfcK?MORRIS R0BIN80N, President. Hav ing been appointed agent for the above named in stitution, I am prepared to receive applications for insurance on life for one or more years, or for the duration of life. The advantages of the mutual principle above the heretofore more usual joint* stock companies are so great that it is only neces sary to understand the principles of its operation to give a decided preference to the mutual plan. A treatise on the subject and forms of application fo? insurance can be had at my store on 7th street, im mediately opposite the National Intelligencer office. C. 8. FOWLER, Agent. feb 24-3tawtf EARTHENWARE, CHINA <fc GLASS. THO. PURSELL has just imported per ships Meteor and Georgia, from Liverpool direct, sixty-four crates and hogsheads of Earthenware and China and from our own manufactories fifty packages of cut, pressed, and plain Glass, all of the latest style, which, with his former extensive stock, embraces almost every article in his line of busi ness. Cornelius's solar, lard, or oil Lamps, new pat terns, and at reduced prices Lamp Glasses and Wicks, of all sizes Waiters, Ivory-handle and other Knives and Forks, in sets of 61 pieces or otherwise Real, silver, and Albetta table, tea, and dessert 8poons , Plated German Silver and Britannia Castors Cut and plain Hall Lamps Liverpool Stand and Side Lamps Plated Cake Baikets, Looking Glauses Shovel and Tongs, Spittoons Rich cut and pjain Decanters, Clarets, Finger Bowls, Wine-coolers, Champagnes, Hocks. These goods will be sold, wholesale or retail, at the very lowest prices. A good assortment of common goods, new pat tern and excellent quality, suitable for retail groceries Pipes, in boxes First quality Stoneware, at factory prices Also, Britannia Ware, wholesale, at factory prices, from the best manufactory in this country English Britannia Coffee and Tea Sets, Coffee Biggins, ftc. 6lc. A call from his friends and the public generally is solicited, at his store, opposite Brown's Hotel, Pennsylvania Avenus, Washington. july 10-eo2m THO. PURSELL Fine Watck Repairing. CCHRONOMETER, Duplex, Lever, Lepinc, Repeating and Music Watches, accurately re paired, also common Watches, Clocks, and Music boxes, put in order, at the sign of the Watch, with the guard, key, and chain, north side of Pennsylvania Avenue, between second and third streets. ByCHAUNCEY WARRINER. HATTERS. OTEVEN'S & EMMONS will introduce the ^ " Autum" fashions for Gents Hats on Saturday Sept. 5. In accordance with our ususl custom we shall in troduce wmulsisneoualy, "LevyY' and Brrbe A Costor's Fsshiwivs. Gentlrmen who have tVir sizes registered with us will forward their ordtrs. Sales Rooms No* 1. & 2. Browus Hotel. BUSINESS CARPS. CHEAP FOR CASH!! L 8. BECK, Houm-Furnishing Store, Pennsylvania Avenue, Sovlh ride, between 9th and 10/A streets, Washington. I have on hand new and second-hand Roods: such as Bedsteads, Beds, and Bedding} Tables, Chairs, Bureaus and 8ideboards; China, Glasa, and Croelu-ryware, Cutlery, Hollow-ware of etery variety, Shovels and Tongs, Carpets, Brooms, Brushes, Willow snd Woodenware; with s va riety of articles too numerous to mention, apr 16 BENJAMIN HOMAN8, Auctioneer and Commission Merohant, Between 10th and 1UA Streets, fronting Penn* svlvania 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 m the best manner. A. GLADMOJV, House Carpenter and Joiner. Shop corner of 9th and M streets, Washington. Where, at all times, Sash, Blinds, Doors, &?., can be had. All manner of work in his line will be ex ecuted at the shortest notice. HOMOEOPATHY?Dr. Jonas Green,(late of Philadelphia,) tenders his professional ser vices to the citizens of Washington and its vicinity, as r. practitioner of the Homoeopathic system of me dicine. His residence is on C street, near 3d. dec 83?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 I ral, on Four and a half, between E and F sts. Work done cheap. WILLIAM P. SHEDD, Old Centre Market, opposite J. Walkers. KEEPS constantly for sale all kinds of fresh meats; meat well dressed, and at moderate prices. march 11-tf PRESLEY SIMPSON, Pennsylvania Avenue, North side, 2d door east of 1 Uh street, keeps a general assortment of Family Groceries. 4NDREW J. JOYCE, Horse Shoeing and Smithing Establishment, successor to John ey, corner of 14th and E streets, near Fuller's Hotel. Thankful for the patronage he has receiv ed from a liberal public, lie solicits a continuance of the same. D" TTT H. GUNNELL?Dealer in Lumber, yy , Lime, Wood, &c. Corner of Canal and 6th streets, near Pennsylvania Avenue. R. HAMILTON P. HOWARD?7tenders 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 sis. Dec. 9? RICHARD VANSANT, Merchant Tailor and Gentlemens furnishing store, Pennsylvania avenue, between 14th 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 sizes and colors, fur nished to order. Old blinds retrimmed and painted. JONATHAN T. WALKER?House car penter and joiner on K street, shop corner K and 8th streets. FRANCIS Y. NAYLOR, Copper, Tin, Sheet-Iron and Stove Manufacturer. Roofing, Guttering, 8pouting, &c. South side Pennkylvania avenue, near Third-street, Wash ington, City, D. C. 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 I. S. BALL, Dealer in Tobacco, Snuff 4" Cigars, Pennsylvania Avenue, between Fuller's 4" Gallabrun's Hotel. april 22. IS. BALL also repairs Watches and Jewelry. ( april 22-tf EARTHENWARE, CHINA AND GLASS, TPURSELL, Importer and Dealer in E. Ware, , China and Glass, wholesale and retail, at his store, opposite Brown's Hotel, Pennsylvania avenue, Washington city, D. C. C~~^ UPPING, LEECHING AND BLEEDING J A large supply of best Sweedish Leeches, already on hand, to be applied or for Hale, by SAML. DEVAUGHN, 9th street. Who also has ICE for sale whenever railed for, as above. april 2?tf W 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 COLLARD, DEALER IN LUMBER, WOOD, COAL, LIME SAND, AND CEMENT, Corner of (ith st. and Missouri Avenue. Nov. 4 ' 2? I). CLAGETT & CO., DEALERS IN FANCY AND STAPLK DRY Goods, carpetings, oil cloths, CURTAIN STUFFS, &c Corner of 9th street Penn. avenue, WASHINGTON, D. C. FURNITURE.?New and second hand, daily re ceived. For tale, on reasonable terms, by B. H0MAN8, April l.l. Between 10th and 11th streets. i. E. W. THOMPSON, , CAB WET MAKER <f- UNDERTAKER, F between 13th and 14th sts.. ?S?X %* Utmua kept, and funerals atUnded to. Not. 4-?y Dr. Chriitle* Gal?anlc Rings and Mag netic Fluid. THIS remarkable invention, which hss repeived the almost universal approbation of the medical profession of Great Britain, comprises an entirely new application of Galvanism. as a remedial agent by means of which the ordinary Galvanic Batteries, Electric and Magnetic Machinea, Ac. are entirely, dispensed with, and the mysterious power of Galvan ism applied without any of the objections which are inaeparable from the general mode now in use. The Galvanic Rings hava been uesd with entire success in all caw *f rheumatism, acute or chronic, applying to the head, face, or limbs ; gout,"tic-dolo reux, toothache, bronchitis, vertigo, nervous or sick headache, indigestion, paralysis, palsy, epilepsy, fits, cramp, palpitation of the heart, apoplexy, atiffaeaa of the joints, spinal complaints, lumbago, neuralgia, nervous tremors, dizziness of the head, pains in the cheat and aide, general debility, deficiency of ner vous and physical energy, and all nervous disorders. In cases of confirmed dyspepsia, which is simply a nervous derangement of the digestive organs, tLey have been been found equally successful. Their ex traordinary effects upon the system must be witnessed to be be belived, and as a certain preventive for the preceding complaints they are equally recommended. The rings are of different prices, being made of all sizes, and of various ornamental patterns, and can be worn by the meet delicate female without the slightest inconvenience. In fact, the sensation is ra her agreeable than otherwise. The Galvanic Belts, Bracelets, Bands, uai THS, Necklaces, Ac. Ac.?These articles are adapted to the waist, arms, wnsta, limbs, ankles, or any part of the body with perfect convenience. The Galvanic Necklaces are used with greater benefit in cases of bronchitis or affectiooe of the throat gener ally j also, in cases of nervous deafness; and with almost uniform success as a preventive for appoplexy, epileptic fits, and similar complaints. Christie's Magnetic Fluid is used in connexion with the Galvanic Rings, and all their modifications. This composition has been pronounced by the French Chemists to be one of the most extraordi nary discoveries of modern science. Full explana tions and directions accompany it. The combined inventions are in every way perfectly harmless; they are at prices within reach of all, and the discoverer only requests a fail" trial, as a test of their surprising efficacy and permanent benefit. Christie's Galvanic Strengthening Plas ters.?These articles form another valuable applica tion of the mysterious iaifluenoe of Galvanism. They are an important adjunct to the genuine Galvanic Rings and their ,-odifications, acting upon the aame principle, hot having the advantage of more local ap plication They are confidently recomended as a valuable addition in the speedy cure of rheumatiam, j acute or chronic \ in aU nervous complaints, and as a positive remedy in oae?s of pam and "eaknws m the chest or buk, pain in tlu ?de, in arflunatic aflecUons, and in weakness or opprsesion of the pulmonary or gans. In spinal complaints their effects are of the most decided charter, and they have often been used with complete success. They are also of he greatest advantage in pains and weakness ef the breast, and are highly recommended for many of those complaints to which females are especially li able. As an effectual means for strengthening the system when debilitated with disease and other cau get as t certain lid In conititotionil weakness, as a preventive for celds, and in all affections of the chest generally, the Galvanic Strengthening Plas ters will be found of great and permanent advan tags. . e tjj CAUTION. The celebrity and success of these articles have caused them to be counterfeited by unprincipled persons. Dr. Christie cautions the public against spurious imitations. He has but one authorized agency in each city of the Union, where I the genuine articles can be procured. The only agents for Washington are? M. H. STEVENS A EMMONS, Nos. 1 and 2 Brown's Hotel, Penn. avenue. Explanatory pamphlets, Ac. msy be had gratis, with the strongest testimonials of succ^s and bene fit. sept. 22?fimeod Farm for Sale. THE sultscriber offers for sale 329J acres of land, lying in Montgomery county, 23 miles from Washington City, on the road leading from Rockvilie to the mouth of Monaococy : one third, or more, of the land ia woods, containing good timber. The cleared land iaofvgood quality, and easy to be improved. The buildings are a large two-story brick dwelling house, with a basement and garret, barn, tobacco house, stable, Ac. Fo, ?,?? enquire on july 16?tf [Rockvilie Journal 3t] medical card. T\R. ALFRED H. LEE tenders his professional \) services to the citizens of Washington and its vicinity. Office H street, near 7th. july l8-6m R. FIN LEY HUNT, RESIDENT DENTIST. Washington Citt, Pennsylvania Avenue, between 9/A 4" ' WA st ttfa april 26-tf. Keep Clean. THE largest assortment of the best BRUSHES constantly kepi on hand at my HardwareWnd Variety Store, Pennsylvania avenue, near 9th street, wholesale and retail. GEO. SAVAGE, april 22-tf [Nat. Intelligencer 3t] LAMPS! LAMPS!! PING Oil. and Solar Lamps of the most ap proved patterns, and sold at the lowest prices.? A constant supply of FRESH Pine Oil?Pure Spcrni- Solar and Summit Oil?Burning Fluid? Chim ey'a Globes?Wiks, Ac., for sale by O. WHITTI/E8EV. jy 5 if O it. Todd's Buildings. MEDICAL NOTICE. DR. PHILANDER GOULD offer* bis profes sional services to the citisena of Washington. Office on Pennsylvania avenue, Apposite Messrs. Brown'a Hotel. april I l-6m JOB pbimtimST in all its varieties, neatly and expeditiously ere cut Ml at the ofjite of the Colum bian Fountain. C. If MCNCK, Cuti, Locktmith, aud BeU-Hmtger, D, Between 6th nd 1th Streets. POETRY. Its words Are tew, but deep and solemn, and they break Fiesh from the fount of feeling.?Parcival. , The youthful poet who, io imitation of a ove sick swain of ancient date, recently fur nished the following effusion, to his frowning Dulciuea, doubtless made a selection, in ac cordance with his feelings, but unfortunately omitted the marks of quotation. BY A. L. RAY". Oppression is ended, resistance is past, My heart to rare beauty haa yielded at laat; It thought that to woman I never could bow, But I own it, confess, I acknowledge it now. Thy beauty, dear girl, has called forth a love As lasting, and as pure as that from above, But alas, your're another's; how deep the re gret! Notwithstanding (Ml love thee, I cannot for get. Thy smile deareit one, I once hoped would be mine, But thou offered them up at a worthier shrine, I'll not upbraid thee, smile on if thou will, I will love thee?adore thee?and think of thee still. Thy foim, and thy face, you have bid me re sign, I cannot approach thee, the power is thine, Though thou art all beauty, it blooms not lor me, Yet I'll love thee, adore thee, though another's thou be. Then farewell, dearly loved one?a fond, hut adieu, You have taught me to love, teach me forget fulness too; Biit why ask such a lesson, I'll think of the* yet, I would?but I cannot, I cannot, forget. September 23, 1846. miscellanyT THE DRUNKARD AND HIS WIFE AND DAUGHTER That winter, Mary's father wag confined to the house by illness; his constitution had at last given way to long indulgence in intoxicating drinka;a slow consuming fever preyed constantly upon him? atten ded with a terible canker in his throat and mouth.?His wife and daughter wai ted upon him kindly, tenderly bore his illhu mor, or morroseness, as patiently, as though he had been to them all he should have been* About a fortnight before his* death there came a change, the cross, surly man became silent and gentle, kind and affec tionate to his wife, more like Henry Her bert of the olden time; before drink had become his master; he wonld watch his wife's altered face and form for hours, with remorse and anguish contending in his face, and then weep like an infant. One day lie requested to be raised in bed, and taking the hand of his wife and daughter within his own, he said;?" Lucy, beloved, can you, will you, forgive me ? All these tears of sorrow and care I have caused you ?? Forgive that I have forgotten my marriage vows, and instead of protecting thee, thou hast besn the protector. Say, ere I depart, for I know 1 have not long to live, that you do forgive me."? "Forgive thee, Harry," said the weep ing wife, as she bent over him. <l 1 do forgive thee ! and this hour more than re pays me for all." Daughter, sweet Mary, wilt thou too forgive ? Thy lot has been a sad one: thy own father has been a curse upon thy young life. Oh! my child, said he solemnly, laying his hand on her head, " thou art lovely, and if thou wouhis't be happy, never wed a drunkard! " O! con tinued the dying man, as he looked from one to the other," had it been in your power to have reformed me, years since I should have been a sober man. I too have suffered; this hellifh appetite con stantly craving mere ! more! Had there been but one or two beside you, dear ones to have met me out of doors, striving to lead me away from temptation ; but no, it has not been thus." " Wife, Lucy, daughter, sweet Mary, kiud Alice, are ye all here? Methinks it grows dark?forgive me?kiss?we shall meet again." He murmured a few more incoherent words, turned his head toward his wife, pressed one hand against his heart and died. " My God, 1 thank thee," said Mrs. H. raising her eyes to heaven, " that thou bast taken him first, that thou hast given me strength to live with him through all." DRESS Some persons of weak reasoning powers, or inordinate vanity, suppose that, elegance and gentility consist in dress, and expend int. mense sums, according to their means, in pro curing new varieties and styleaof custume. It is recorded of Queen Elizabeth of Eng land, that she indulged in ?elf-idolatry to a very great extent, and lavished large iQmi on the decoration of her person. She had a rich drew for every day in the year, and varied ita forui to three hundred and sisty five inventions of her fancy! The Empress Elizabeth of Russia is also said to have been a victim to this singular mania?this longing to acquire a variety of wearing apparel. A thick quarto vol ume waa filled with the simple details of the wardrobe of this magnificiently attired Em press. When this mani* prevails Among persons, whose means are limited, the con sequences are particularly unfortunate, and oft-times produce unhappiness and i?oifte timea poverty. But this weakness is not confined ex clusively to the fair sex, as many of pur readers are probably aware, from actual ex perience. The most singular case of this species of hallucination recorded, is proba bly that of Count Brubl, a Saxon war rior and a statesmen, who flourished during the last century. When Dresden fell in the hands of the Great Frederick, during the seven years' war, there were found among the effects of this great noblemen, no less than eight hundred pairs of boots, which Frederick ordered to be distributed kinong the Grenadiers of his guard?alio twelve hundred wigs, whieh had sat by turns on the lofty brow of the statesmen?besides many hundred dozens of shirts, silk stock ings, laced cravats, and other articles (of masculine finery which were all sent to dif ferent marts, and converted into cash (or he royal treasury! Every person should aim to dress with neatness and taste, with a due regard to the prevailing fashion, that there may be no ap pearance of oddity or eccentricity. This is due to ourselves and society at large.? So long as this is accomplished, but a very few will care whether a person has one sol itary dress or five hundred? whether the same neat and becoming dress is worn in company month after month year after, and thrown aside with contempt after being once worn, and replaced with one " apic and span new."?Boston Joorna). Why is a man pitching hay like a good paymaster ? Answer?Because he forks over. The practised politician knows very well that the world does not give, but suf fers one to take. A salaried representative is no more than an operative in manufactures; it is of little conseqence whether he makes law or cot ton cloth. Among statesmen, character is more rare than talent, and heart more rare than cha racter. Certaiu faults render a king popular; they are those which he has in common with his people. Men are classed not by their talents, but by the profit which they draw from them. There are men who owe their eleva tion to imprudent measures, and who will owe there fall to wise actions. Nothing more easy to govern than com mercial nations, because they are always occupied with business. Among public men, some love business, others power: the true statesman loves bu siness, power, and his country. FOR SALE. LOT 5 in square 29. Lots 20,21, in aquare 70 Lot C in square 170, this lot is near Genera Towaon's. About 10,000 square feet of ground in square 231, this is at the southwest corner of the square, corner of C and 15. Lot 1, in square 257, with 5 frame houses. Lot 1, 2, 3, and 4. in square 294, with 4 frame houses. Lots 1,2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, and 10, being the whole of square 399. Part of lot with a neat frame house in fquara 326, this lot fronts 33 feet on Uth street. Lots 1 and 2, in square B, with 7 biick houses. Parts of lots 9 and 10, in squure B. Blacksmith, wheel right, and car penter shops. Part of lot 16 in 458, with two brick houses. Lot 5 in reservation D, fronting 43 feet on Maryland avenue. Lotfl, 6, and 7, in reservation C, fronting 129 feet on Maryland avenue. Lota 28 and 29 in square O, with frame house*. Lift 24 in square 634. Lots 2, 3, and 15, inequare 636, with 8 frame houses. Frame house and lot i* square south of square 616. Lot 16 in square 562. Lot 25,26, 27, 28, 29, 46 and 47, in square 613, with 2 frame buildings. Lot 2, in square 613. Also for sale $626 of stock in the Bank of Metro polis; $2,360 stock in the Bank of of Washington; $1,750 stock in the Potomac Fire Insurauce Com pany of Georgetown; $1,400 atock in the Odd Fel ow's Hall. Enquire at this office. aug 6 BEERS' TEMPERANCE HOTEL Third street, north of Pennsylvania Jivr nue and near the Railroad Depot WASHINGTON, DC. Prices to suit the times. l\ECLARATION OF INDEPENDENCE Miniature Sheet?with the Heads of the Presidents. For sale at this Office, june 30-tf McLEAN & KNOTT. BOOK BINDER Pennnlyvanin Avenue. OWE noo* WIST OF JACKBON BALL, Over the Office of th* Colonization Society ?NFORM the Public that they have entered into M co-partnership, and will execute, in e neat aitd workman-like mauner, every variety of Btndin* WILLIAM McLANE a27 1 m 1GNATUI8 M.KNOTT.