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IILYSSES WARD. Editor and Proprietor. - [ DAILY. ] Rev. J. T. WARD, Assistant Editor V _ ^ ^^7 ? *' ^ g ,*v?. ? ' ! 4 VOL. I. NO 255. WASHINGTON, D. C., MONDAY, OCTOBER 12, 1846. PRICE ONE CENT. THE COLUMBIAN FOUNTAIN,! EDITED AND PUBLISHED DULY BY ULYSSES WARD. ASSISTED BV HIS 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 avenne, a few I doors East of the Railroad. TERMS Or ADVERTISING. 1 square of 14 lines, 1 insertion 37 cts. 1 do " " M 2 insertions 62 " 1 do " " "3 ? 75 " 1 "3 times per ween for three months $3 75 1 line 1 insertion 6 cts. For every subsequent insertion 3 4 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 Sunday morning. The mails from the above cities arrive daily at 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 open from 7 J A.M. to 9 P.M. daily, except Sunday, on which day it m open from 71 A. M. to 10 A. M., and from 12 M. to -1? P. M., and from 7 to 9 P. M. IfUTUAL LIFE INSURANCE COM lYL PANY OP THE CITY OP NEW YORK?MORRIS ROBINSON, President. Hav ing been" appointed agent for the above named in stitution, f am prepared to receive applications for insurance on life for one or more years, or tor 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 for insurance can be had at my store on 7th street, im mediately opposite the National Intelligencer office. C. S. FOWLER, Agent. feb 24-3tawtf EARTHENWARE, CHINA &. GLASS. THO. PURSELL has just imported per ships Meteor and Georgia, from Liverpool direct, sixty-four crates and hogsheads of Earthenware anil 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-1 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 | Spoons Plated German Silver and Britannia Castors Cut and plain Hall Lamps Liverpool Stand and Bide Lamps Plated Cake Ba3kets, Looking Glasses Shovel and Tongs, Spittoons Rich cut and plain 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-1 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 CofTee and Tea Sets, Coffee Biggins, fie. See. A call from his friends and the public generally I is solicited, at his store, opposite Brown's Hotel, j Pennsylvania Avenue, Washington. july 10-eoSm THO. PURSELL Fine Watch Repairing. CCHRONOMETER, Duple*, Lever, Lepine,, Repeating and Mui<ic Watches, accurately re paired, also common Watches, Clocks, and Music hrwes, 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 WARHINER. HATTERS. STEVEN'S & EMMONS will introduce the] "Autum" fashions for Gents Hats on Saturday Sept. ft. In accordance with our usual etistom we shall in troduce simulstaneou.dy, "LevyY' and Botbe & Costor's Fashion's. Gentlemen ?h ? have tbiir sizes registered with us will forward their ordeta Sales Rooms Noa I. & 2. Browns Hotel. BUSINESS CARDS. CHEAP FOR CASH!! L S BECK, House- Furnishing Store, Pennsylvania Avenue, South tide, between 91k and 10/A streets, Washington. I have on hand new and second-hand goods: such as Bedsteads, Beds, and Bedding; Tallies, Chairs, Bureaus and Sideboards; China, Glass, and Crockery ware, 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 BENJAMIN HOMAN8, Auctioneer and Commission Merchant, Between 10th and lUk Streets, fronting Penn* sylvunia Avenue. Sales of Real Estate, Furniture, and Personal Property, attended to at any place within the city, march 9-tf BENNIS PUMPHR E YSTavery Stab 1 e7cor 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, Ac., can be had. All manner of work in his line will be ex ecuted at the shortest notice. TTK)MCEOPATHY.?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 33-tf T)RISCOE &. CLARKE, Dealers in Cloths, Cas 0 simeres, Vestings, &.c., Pennsylvania avenue, a few doors west of Brown's Hotel. TSAAC STODDARD.?Blacksmithing ingene 1 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. inarch 1 l-tf PRESLEY SIMPSON, Pennsylvania Avenue, Mrth side, 2d door east of llt/? street, keeps a general assortment of Family Groceries. A NDREW J. JOYCE, Horse Shoeing and f\ Smithing Establishment, successor to John DaVey, corner of 14th and E streets, near Fuller's Hotel. Thankful for the patronage he has reoeiv ed from a liberal public, he solicits a continuance of the same. TXT H. GlJNNELL?Dealer in Lumber, W t Lime, Wood, &c. Corner of Canal and 6th streets, near Pennsylvania Avenue. DR. HAMILTON P. HOWARD, tenders h]s 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 VANSAN I', Mtrchant Tailor and Gentlemens furnishing store, Pennsylvania avenue, between 14th and 16th streets, and adjoining Fuller's Hotel. march 12-tf WM. NOELL, Vcnitian 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 apd joiner on K street, shop corner K and 8th streets. FRANCIS Y. NAYLOR, Copper, Tin, Sheet-Iron and Stuve Manufacturer. Roofing, Guttering, Spouting, Ac. South side Pennsylvania 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 Storfc. feb 25-ly I. S. BALL, Dealer in Tobacco, Snuff 4- Cigars, Ptnntylvania Avenue, between Fuller's GaJlabrun's kotel. april 22. IS. BALL aUo 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 nis store, opposite Brown's Hotel, Pennsylvania avenue, Washington city, D. C. (HJPPING, LEECHING ^ND BLEEDING J A large supply of beat Sweedish Leeches, already on hand, to be applied or for sale, by SAML. DEVAUGHN, 9th street. Who also has ICE for sale whenever called for, as above. april 2-tf W WH1TNEY.?Boot and^Shoe "Dealer, , opposite Brown's Hotel, Pennsylvania Avenue, has received his fall stock of Boots and Shoes suitable for plantation use, he invitei the at tention of those who wish such articles, and prom ises them good bargains. GEORGE COLLARD, DEALER AN* LUMBER, if OOP, COAL, LIME SJVs'D, AMD CEMEMT, Corner of 6th st. and Missouri Avenue. Nov. 4 2? I). CLAGETT CO., HEALERS IN FANCY AND STAPLE DRY GOODS, CARPETINGS, OIL CLOTHS, CURTAIN HTUFF8, Ac. Corner of 9th street Penn. avenue, WASHINGTON, D. C. * jMURNITURE.?New anil second hand, daily re wived. For sale, on reasonable terms, by B. HOMANS, april 13. Between 10th and 11 th streets. J. E. W. THOMPSON, CABINET MAKER tf- UNDERTAKER, F between 13th and 14th sts.. *?* Hearsts kept, and funeral) ultindid to. Nov. 4?y Dr. Chrtptte'i GaWanlc Rings and Mag netic Fluid. THIS remarkable invention, which ha* received the almoat univeraal approbation of the medical profeasion of Great BriUin. compriaea an entirely new application of Galvanism, aa a remedial agent by meana of which the ordinary Galvanic Batter**, Electric and Magnetic Machines, &c. are entirely, diapenaed with, and the myaterioua power of GaWan iam applied without any of the objection* which are inseparable from the general mode now in uae. The Galvanic Ring* have been uead with enUre aucceaa in all caaea ef rheumatism, acute or chronic, applying to the bead, face, or Kmbe ; gout, tic-dolo reux, toothache, bronchitia, vertigo, nervoua or aick headache, indigeation, paralyak, pal.y, epilepsy. cramp, palpitation of the heart, apoplexy, stiffness of the joints, spinal complainta, lumbago, neuralgia, nervoua tremor*, dizziness of the head, paina in the cheat and aide, general debility, deficiency of ner voua and phyaical energy, and all nervoua diaordara. In cases of confirmed dyspepsia, which i* simply a nervoua derangement of the digestive organa, tl.ey have been been found equally aucceasful. Their ex traordinary effects upon the syatem muat be witnessed to be be belived, atad as a ceruin preventive for the preceding complainta they are equally recommended. The rings are of different pricea, being made of all sizes, and of various ornamental patterns, and can be worn by the moat delicate female without the slighteat inconvenience. In fact, the actuation is ra her agreeable than otherwise. Thx OiiTiRic Biits, Bbacilits, Bands, Ua* tkhs, Nscclacks, Ac. Ac.-'These articles are adapted to the waist, arma, wrists, limbs, ankle*, or any part of the body with perfect convenience. I he Galvanic Necklaces are u*ed with greater benefit in cases of bronchitis or affections of the throat gener ally ; 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 fair trial, as a test of their surprising efficacy and permanent benefit. Christie's Galvanic 8t**Vothsnino Plas ters. These articles form another valuable aPPj'ct" tion of the mysterious influence of Galvanism. They are an important adjunct to the genuine Galvanic 1 Rings and their .^odificationa, acting upon the same principle, but having the advantage of more local ap I plication- They are confidently recotnended as a valuable addition in the speedy cure of rheumatism, acute or chronic; in all nervoua complaints, and aa a poaiuve remedy in casee of pain and weakness in the chest or back, pain in the side, in asthmatic affections, and in weakness or oppression of the pulmonary or nans. In apinal complaints ifceir effects are of the most decided character, and they have often been uaed with complete aucceaa. 1 bey are also of th greatest advantage in paina and weskneas ef the breast, and are highly recommended for many of those complainta to which females are especially li able. As an effectual means for strengthening the system when debilitated with disease and other cau sea, as a certain aid in constitutional 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 l8^rV CAUTION. The celebrity and success of these articles have caused them to be counterfeited j by unprincipled persons. Dr. Christie cautions t e public against spurious imitations. He has but one authorized agency in each city of the'In,?"'W^\ I the genuine articles can be procured. The only agents for Washington are? M. H. STEVENS & EMMONS, Noa. 1 and 2 Brown's Hotel, Penn. avenue. Explanatory pamphlets, Ac. may be had gratis, with the strongest testimonials of success and bene | fit. sept. 22?6meod Farm for Sale. THE subscriber offers for sale 329$ acresof land, lyi?g in Montgomery county, 23 miles from Washington City, on the road biding from Rockville to the mouth of Monaccocy: one third, or more, of the land is wood-, containing good timber. The cleared land is of good quality, and easy to be improved. The buildings are a large two-story brick dwelling house, with a baaement and garret, barn, tobacco house, atable, See. For ??. .?<!??? on ""jffirTRDMAN. july 16-tf [Rockville Journal 3t.] MEDICAL CARD. DR ALFRED H. LEE tenders his professional 'services to the citizens of Waahington an J it* vicinity. Office II street, near 7th. july l8-6m R. FINLEY HUNT, RESIDENT DENTIST. Wabhi!mitoi* City, Pennsylvania Avenue, between 9//? KM* bI eel* a^rii 26-tf. Keep Clean. THE largest assortment of the best BRUHHRW constantly kept on hand at my Hardware and Variety Store. Pennsylvania -venue near 9th street, wholesale and retail. GLO. SAVAGh. april 22-lf [Nat. Intelligencer 3U] LAMPS! LAMPS!! PINK OIL and Solar Lampa of the most ap i,roved patterns, and sold at the loweat prices.? A constant supply of FRESH Pine Oil?Pure Sperm- Solar and Summer Oil?Burning I- luul? Chim ey's Globes?Wika, Ac., for sale by ' O. WHITTLE8EY. h C st. Todd's Buildings. MEDICAL. NOTICE. DR. PHILANDER GOULD offers his profes sional services to the citizens of Washington. Office on Pennsylvania avenue, opposite Messrs. Brown's Hotel. ?l-6m JOB FKUVriNia, in all il* varieties, neatly and expeditiously execufd at the office of the Col urn- U bian Fountain. C. K MUSCK, Gun, Locktmith, and BeU-Havger, D, Between 6th nd 7Ih Streets, POETRY. its words Are lew, but deep and solemn, and they break Fiesh from the fount of feelin*.?Ptreival. THE TREE OF DEATH. BY EMZt COOK. Let the king of the grave be asked to tell The plant he loveth beat, Aud it will not be the cypress tree, Though 'tis ever the churchard guest; He will not mark the hemlock dark Nor stay where thenight shade spreads ; He will not say 'tis the sombre yew. Though it spreads o'er the skeleton's heads; He will not paint to the willow branch, Where breaking spirits pine beneath. For a brighter leaf sheds deeper g'i*f? And a fairer tree is the Tree of Death. But wheje tlie green rich slocks are seen, Where ripe liuits gush and shine. "This, this," cries he, "is the tree for me? The vine, the beautiful vine; I crouch among the emerald leaves, Gemmed with the rubby grapes; I dip my spear in the poison here, And he is strong thai escapes." Crowds dance round, with .satyr bound. Till my dart is hurled from its traiior sheath; When I shriek with glee no friend to me, Is so true as the vine, ihe Tree of Death. O theglossy vine has serpent charm, It bears an unblest fruit; There's a laint upon each tendrill'd arm, And a curse upon its root; Its juice may How to warm the brow, And wildly lighten the ere, But the frenzied mirth of a revelling crew Will make the wise man sigh j For ihe maniac laugh, the trembling Irame, The idiot speech and pestilent breath, The shatlered mind and blasted frame, Are wrought by the vine, the Tree of De.Mh. Fill, fill the glass and let it pass; But ye who quad', O think That even the heart that loves mu3t loathe The lips that deeply drink; The breast may mourn o'er a close link torn, And the scalding drops may roll; But 'lis belter to inourn o'er a pulseless form Than the wreck of a living soul. Then a health to the hemlock, the cypress and yew. The worm hiding grass and the willow wreath, For though shading the tomb, ihey fling not a I gloom So dark as ihe vine, the Tree of Death. SALE"0F^0LD_ BACHELORS I dream'd a dream, in the midst of my slum bers And as fast as I dream'd, it was coin'd into numbers? My thought ran along in such beautiful me ! ire, I'm sure I ne'er saw any poetry sweeter. It seemed thai a law had been recently made That a lax on old bachelonf' pate should be laid; And in order to make them all willing to mar ry, The tax was as large as a man could well car ry; The bachelors grumbled, and said 'iwere no use, ?Twas horrid injustice and horrid abuse;? And declared, that to save their own hearts' blood from spilling, Of such a vile tax they would ne'er pay a shil ling , ... But the rulers determined their skill to pur sue, So they set the old bachelors up at vendue ; A crier was sent through the town to anJ fro, To rattle his bell and his trumpet to blow ; And to call out to all he might meet in the way, " Ho! forty old bachelors sold here to day. And presently all the old maids of the town, Each one in her very best bonnet and g?wn, j From thirty to sixty, fair, plain, red, ana pale, Of every description all flocked to ihe sale. The auctioneer then in his labor began And call'd out aloud as he held up a man, " How much for a bachelor?who wants to buy'?" In a twink every maiden responded " I? I." In short, at a hugely extravagant price, The bachelors all were sold off in a trice: And forty old maidens?some younger, some older, Each lugged an old bachelor home on her shoulder, CHOICE READING. <1 |f you enli^htrn tnc people, do not torget that this is but half t ie work. l*et them be made virtuous and religious, < / you leave them more exposed to danger than they were before." THE REWARD OF MERIT. The lale Rev. C. Teage was born a slave in Goochland county, Va. He was remark able from his earliest youth for shrewdness and forecast: so much so that the epithet "Fox" was applied to him as expressive of his constitutional caution and wariness. At the death of h is o w ner, Nicholson, he was ac cording to the custom of that land of boas ted equality and republicanism transferred to other hands. At the age of twenty-one years he found himself the property of Bell and Shepard of Richmond Virginia and an expert workman in a saddlery. Bell was a Scotchman?and possesed im.re ot the milk vof human kindness than ist*sually found to flow in the moral veins of slave holders. Hetegirded with peternal kindnesaall who were dependent upon him, end it ie said he waa never known to treat a .|?Ve unkindly. Shepard was a Virginian-i0 ihe proper ?tense of the term. One whose mouth was ever filled with the cry of Liberty! Equal ity ! while his hand was ever ready to rivet the chain upon the negro and to scourge him without mercy. Towards those bear ing the accursed hue he was in fact like a ferocious beast, and was always ready for the slightest provocation aad frequently for no provocation at all, to subject them 4o the degree of cruel and nierciteaa treatment. All who were so unfortunate as to fail. with in the sphere o? his power were made to feel his cruelty. Bell snd Shepard at length determined to dissolve partnership, and agreed to di vide their stock both of merchandiM and slaves, except C. Teage who was a superior workman. A price was to be upon him, and he was to have his choice to go to either. Each was anxious for him, and to effect his purpose the demon Shepard concerted what he supposed could not but prove an effectual plan. He sought private conferences with C. Teage, expressed great sorrow for pnst unkind treatment, assured him that Bell, who was 'a snake in the grass' had prompted what he had hitherto done, declsred he was anxious to be sepa rated from him in order that he might ma nifest the kind impulses of his hearr, and hinted his intention, if matters should go right of doing great things for him.. All i this was very good?and very A rcible, and very tempting. But neither the goodness nor the face, nor the temptation, nof all combined was sufficient to destroy the force of the evidence which had been fre quently received of his cruel and fiendish disposition. These conferences were duly reported to Bell, who was much concerned I, ist Shepard should circumvent him. Shfep ari/ was as faithless to his engagements as he wW cruel to his slaves, and therefore to make s.ure of his defeat, C. Teage ad vised Bei'J to httye competent witnesses present, thii when the election should be made it r.iight he fixed be\"0Dt' revocation. Shepatd was quite easy, his fejrfl had been lulled. C. Teage was quite easy, hf* course was marked out. The day came?the^i* nesses were present. ThS question was7 put?Colin whom will you go to ? 'Bell' was the prompt response. Shepard roared and raved like him of whom he was a fit ting type, and swore eternal vengeance hJ/arr" Teage ?'<he head of Bel s saddlery:?a circumstance most unusual in Virginia where white jour neymen are employed. His business waa to cut out work?purchase materials, sell and collect money. Bell had prospered and is now wealthy At this time he was not only fereman of Bell's establishment receiv ing more than paternal kindness from his owner, but lie was a.religious man and a preacher of the everlasting gospel to the people of color in and around Richmond. His labors in the gospel were by Him, who out of the mouth of babes and sucklings ordaineth praise, owned and blessed not on ly to people of color. Some pious and be nevolent while persons thinking he could be more extensively useful if he were free^ which in regard to him could be only tech nically applied, as Bell allowed him every liberty he required?concluded they would raise a sufficient sum of money, purchase his freedom and lei him go as a missionary among the colored people. The money waa subscribed. A committee called on Bell and stated the object of their visit. Bell flew into a passion,a thing most un usual with him and swore he would not sell him for his weight in gold. The gentlemen retired somewhat fearful that in an aitempt to do C. Teage a kindness they had done him an injury. C. Teage who was at work in the same apartment also felt a little uneasy. A few moments afterward Bell left the room apparently much agitated. An hour from that time he returned, handed C. Teage a paper saying ,4do you think I would sell a man who has made me what I am :?all I ask of you is to remain with me till I die and all I have shall be yours." That paper was a deed of manumission drawn up by the late lamented Upshur who at that time prac ticed law in Richmond.?Liberia Herald. FIRST WARD HARDWARE AND VARIETY STORE. THE subscribers respectfully inform the citizens of the First Ward and parts adjacent thereto, that they haw opened a Store of the abnve descrip tion on Pennsylvania Avenue, between 17th and 18th streets, where a good assortment of Mechan ics and House-keepers Hardware, Brushes, Cedar ware, Baskets, &c. Ac., will be constantly kept On hand. All articlea in their lins will bs sold as lew for cask, or to punctual customers, as they cqe be bodght in the City or Georgetown, and delivered free of expense. april *3-tf JOS. L. SAVAGE A CO McLEAN A KNOTT, ROOK BINDER PenntJyranin Arenuc. owe neoa wist ov Jackson sail. Over the Office of the Colonization Soeietp, INFORM the Public that they have entered into co-partnership, and Will execute, in a neat and workman-like manner, every variety of Binding. WILLIAM McLANE. a 37 1 m IGN \TUIa M. KNOTT.