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rsr flJcoolcb to (Sunptrontf, iHoralitn, Cittraturc, QVrts, Science, J8u?int00 anfc ?cncral intelligence. Rev. J. T. WARD, AggmUntEditw ULYSSES WARD, Editor and Proprietor. v.- t* W* ? VOL. I. NO 259. [DAILY.] 4 X - WASHINGTON, D. C.. FRIDAY, OCTOBER 16. 1846. PRICE ONE CENT. ... TflE COLUMBIAN FOfWTAlN, EDITED AND PUBLISHED DAILY BY ULYSSES WARD. ASSISTED Br HIS SON, REV. J. T. WARD. Jit One Cent per Number. ALSO, THE WEEKLY FOUNTAIN, At 3 cents per number, $1 per year. 3 subscribers, $2. DiBce on Pennsylvania avenue/ a few doors Bast of the Railroad. TERMS OF ABTCRTISING. 1 square of 14 lines, 1 insertion 37 cts. 1 do 44 4 44 2 insertions 62 M 1 do " " 44 3 u 75 44 1 44 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 $1 00 For one year 3 00 Payable invariably in advance. Printing of eyery description neatly executed: such as Books,,Pamphlets, Cir culars, Cards, Handbills, etc., etc., on as good terms as at any other office. While the ? Columbian Fountain" will be devoted to the cause of Temperance, its columns wil1 enriched by original articles on subjects ulated to interest, instruct, and benefit iu readers. U is intended so to blend variety, amusement, and instruction, as that the various tastes of its patrons may be (as far as it is practicable) gratified. Commerce, Literature, and Science, and every other subject of interest, not inconsis tent with Temperance and morality, will re-1 ceive the earnest attention of the publisher. Nothing of a sectarian, political, or personal j character will be admitted. MAIL ARRANGEMENTS, i The Eastern Mail for Baltimore, Philadel phia, New York and Boston, closes at 44 and 9 P. M. daily, except on Saturday nights. ? No mails sent East of Baltimore onjSunday morning. The mails from the above cities arrive daily at 9 A. M. and 8 P. M. except Sunday night, j The Western Mail closes at 9 P. M. and arrives at 8 P. M. daily. The Southern Mail closes at 8 A. M. and arrives at 5 P. M. daily. Office open from 71 A.M.to 9 P.M.daily, except Sunday, on which day it is open from 7J A. M. to 10 A. M., and from |2 M. to 1$ P. M., and from 7 to 9 P. M. Mutual Life insurance com PANY OF THE CITY OF NEW j !K?MORRIS ROBINSON, President. Hav ing been appointed agent for the above named in stitution, I an) 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 joi nt 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 fur ma 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. PURSEliL has just imported per ship*, 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, alt of the latest style, which, with his former extensive stock, embraces almost every article in his lino 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 olhar Knives and Forks, in sets of 61 pieces or otherwise Real, silver, and Albetta table, tea, aud dessert | Spoons Plated (ierman Silver and Britannia Castors Cut and plain Hall Lamps Liverpool Stand and Side Lamps Plated Cake Baileets, Looking Glasses Shovel and Tongs, Spittoons Rich cut and plain Decanters, Clarets, Finger 1 Bowls, Wine-coolers, Champagnes, Hocks. These goods will be bold, 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, Ac. Ac. A call from his frier.ds and the public generally I is solicited, at his store, opposite Brown's Hotel, Pennsylvania Avenue, Washington. july 10-eo2m THO. PIIRSELL Fine Watch Repairing. CCHRONOMETER, Duplex, Lever, Lepine, Repeating and Music Watches, accurately re paired, also common Watches, Clocks, and Music boxes, pat in order, at the sign of the Watch, with the guard, key, and chairt, north side if Pennsylvania Avenue, between second and third streets. ByCHAUNCEY WARRINER. HATTERS. STEVEN'S & EMMONS will introduce the "Autum" fashions for Gents Hate on Saturday Sept. 6. r V In accordance with our usual custom we shall in troduce simulstaneously, "Levy'*'1 and Beebe A Costor's Fashion's. tiehtlemen who have thur sizes registered with as will|f?rward their orders. Sales Row Nos i. A Browns Hotel, BUSINESS CARDS. CHEAP roil C A 8 it!! L. S BECK, House-Furnishing Store, Pennsylvania Avenue, South side, between 9th and I0M street*, Washington. I have on band new and second-hand goods; such as Bedsteads, Beds, and Bedding; Table*, Chairs, Bureaus and Sideboards; China, Glass, and CrockfTyware, Cutlery, Hollow-ware of ewj variety, Shovels and Tongs, Carpete, Brooms, Brushes, Willow and Wooden ware; with ava riety of articles too numerous to iMntioii. apr 16 ' BENJAMIN HQMAN8* Auctioneer and CouimiMion Merchant, Between 10/A and 1WA Streets, fronting Penn* j sylvaniu Avenue. Sales of Real Estate, Furniture, and Personal Property, attended to at any place within the city, march 9-tf T^ENNIS PUMPHREY'S Livery Stable, cor \J ner of 6th and C. streets. Horses and Car riages to hire. Horses taken at livery, and kept j in the best manner. A. 6LADMON, House Carpenter and Joiner. Shop corner of 9th and M streets, Washington. Where, at all times, Sash, Blinds, Doors, Ac., can be had. AH manner of work in hie line will be ei ecuted at the shoitest 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 23?tf TJRISCOE & CLARKE, Dealers in Clothe, Cat J J simeres, Vestings, ate., Pennsylvania avenue, j a few doors west of Brown's Hotel. TSAAC STODDARD.?Blacksmithing in gene-1 I ral, on Four and a half, between E and F sts. Work done cheap. WILLIAM P. SHEDD, Old Centre Market, opposite J, .Walker's. "TV" EE PS constantly for aale all kinds of fresh |\ meats; meat well dressed, and at moderate prices. ; march 11-tf T) RES LEY SIMPSON, Pennsylvania Avenue, JL Mirth side, 2d door east of 1BA street, keeps a general assortment of Family Groceries. 4NDREW IOYCE, Horse Shoeing and I Smithiab ibUshinent,. successor to John! sy, corner < l 14th and E streets, near Fuller's Hotel. Thankful lor tlie patronage he has receiv ed from a liberal public, lie ^solicits a continuance | of the same. TT7 H. GUNNELL? Dealer in Lumber, ' yV ? Lime, Wood, Ac. Corner of Canal and J 6tn streets, near Pennsylvania Avenue. R. 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? D' RICHARD VANSANT, Merchant Tailor and Gentlemens furnishing store, | Pennsylvania avenue, between 14th and 15th streets, and adjoining Fuller's Hotel. march 12-tf TTTM. NOELL, Venitian Blind maker, south VV s'de Pennsylvania avenue, between 9th and I 10th streets. Blinds of all sizes and colors, fur-1 nished to order. Old blinds retrimmed and painted. JONATHAN T. WALKErZhouw 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. C. C. H. VAN PATTEN, M. D., Dentist, PERFORMS all operations upon the Teeth, J Gums and Mouth, with the greatest care and skill. Office near Brown's Hotel, and next door to Todd's Hat Store. feb25-ly i. s. ball, Dealer in Tobacco, Snuff 4 Cigars, Pmnsylvania \ Avenue, between Fuller's Gallabryris Hotel. april 22. IS. BALL also repairs Watches and Jewelry. ( april 23-tf EARTlIENWARE, CHINA AND GLASS,! TPURSELL, Importer and Dealer in E. Ware, | , China and Glass, wholesale and retail, at j his stone, opposite Brown's Hotel, Pennsylvania avenue, Washington city, D. C. ("iTtppingTleechinc, AND Ijleeding J A large supply of beat Sweedish Leeches, already on hand, to be applied or for sale, by SAML. DEVAUGHN, ?th street. Who also has ICE for sale whenever called for, J as above. april S-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 invitea the at-1 tention of those who wish such articles, and prom ises them good bargains. GEORGE COLLARD, DEALER IX LUMBER, WOODy COAL, LIME SJUtfD, .WD CEMKNT, Corner of 6th st. and Missouri Avenue. Nov. 4 2? 1). CLAGfiTT & GO./ HEALERS IN FANCY AND STAPLE DRY GOODS, CARPET1NGS, OIL CLOTHS, CURTAIN STUFFS, Ac Horner of 9th street Penn. avenue, WASHINGTON, D. C. "TTUTRNITURE.?New and aecond hand, daily re i; reived. For sale, on reasonable terms, by B. HOMANS, ? april 13. Between 10th and 11th streets. ~J. E. W. THOMPSON, CAMXET MAKER 4- UNDERTAKER, F between 13th and 14th sts.. V ktfi, ami funerals atundtd to. tiu\. 4?y Dr. Cbriatle'a Galvanic Kings and Mag netic Fluid. TilS remarkable invention, which has received 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 Machines, Ac. are. entirely, dispensed with, and the mysterious power of Galvan ism applied without any of the objections whieh are inseparable from the general mode now in use. The Galvanic Rings have been uesd with entire success in all caees of rheumatism, acute or chronic, applying to the head, face, or Umbs ; gout, tic-dolo rear, toothache, bronchitis, vertigo, nervoos or tack headache, indigestion, paralysis, palsy, epilepsy, fits, cramp, palpitation of the heart, apoplexy, stiffness 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 dyspepaia, which is simply a nervous derangement of the digestive organs, tLey have been been found e^aally successful. Their ex traordinary effects upon the system must be witnessed to b? 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 meat delicate female without the slightest inconvenience. In fact, the sensation is ra her agreeable than otherwise. The Galvanic Belts,Bracelets,Banhs,Gar tirs, Necklaces, Ac. Ac.?These articles are adapted to the waist, arms, wrists, limbs, ankles, or any part of the body with perfect convenience. The Galvanic Necklaces are used with greater benefit in ciaes of bronchitis or affections of the throat gener ally ; also, in cases of nervous deafness; and with almoat uniform success as ? preventive for appoplexy, epileptic fits, and aimilar complaints. Christie's Magnetic Plaid is used in connexion with the Galvanic Ringa^ and all their modifications. Thia composition baa been pronounced by the Franch Chemists to hi) one of the roost extraordi. nary discoveries of modem science. Full explana tions and directiona accompany it, Tho combined inventisna are in every way perfectly harmless; they are at pricea within reach of all, and the discoverer only requests a fair trial, as a teal of their surprising efficacy and permanent benefit. Christie's Galvanic Siiiinsthinina Plas ters.?These articles fi?iQ.another valuable applica tion of the mysterious inflnanco of Galvanism. They are an important adjunct to the genuine Galvanic Rings and their modifications, acting upon the same principle, but having the advantage of more local ap plication- They are confidently recomended as a valuable addition in the speedy cure of rheumatism, acute or chronic; in all nervous complaints, and aa a 1 positive remedy in cases of pain and weakness in the 1 chest or back, pain in the side* in asthmatic affections, 1 and in weakness or oppreaaion of the pulmonary or gans. In spinal complaints their effects are of the most decided character, and they have often been used with complete success. They are also of the greatest advantage in paina and weakneas ef the breast, and are higbly recommended for . many of those complaints to which females are aepaciatly li able. As an effectual means for strengthening the system when debHitated with diaeaae and other cau ses, as a certain aid in oodstlUl(tonal weakness, as a preventive for colds, and in all affections of the chest generally, the Gslvanic Strengthening Plas ters will be found of great and permanent advan tage. (Cj* CAUTION. The celebrity and auccess of these articles have caused them to be counterfeited by unprincipled persons. Dr. Christie cautions the public againat spurious imitations. He has but one authorized agency in each city of the Union, where the genuine articles can be procured. The only agents for Washington are? M. H. 8TEVEN8 A EMMONS, Nos. 1 and 2 Brown's Hotel, Fenn. avenue. Explanatory pamphlets, Ac. may be had gratis, with the strongest testimonials of success and bene fit. aept 22?6meod Farm for Sale. THE subscriber offers for sale 329J acres of land, lying in Montgomery county, 23 miles from Washington City, on the road leading from Rockvills to the mouth of Monaccocy : one third, or more, of the land is woods, 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 basement and garret, barn, tobacco house, stable, Ac. For terms enquire on the premises, of JAMES TRUMAN, july 16-tf [Kockville Journal 3t] MEDICAL CARD. DR. ALFRED H. LEE tenders his professional services to the citizens of Washington and its vicinity. Office H street, nesr 7th. jaly l8-6m R, FINLEY HUNT, I RESIDENT DENTIST. Wasuutotor Citt, Pennsylvania Avenue, betu>ten 9th Jf 10/A ?l eet* aprii 2B-tf. . i ? .... ? rl I Keep Clean. THE largest assortment of the best BRUSHES constantly kept on hand at my Hardware and Variety Store, Pennsylvania avenue, near 9th street,! wholesale and retail. GEO. SAVAGE, april 22-if [Nat. Intelligencer St] LAMPS ! LAMPS !! PINE OIL and Solar Lamp* of the most ap 1 proved patterns, and sold at the lowest prices.? 1 A constant supply of FRESH Pine Oil?Pure: Sperm- Solar ami 8ummer Oil?Burning Fluid? ("him ey'a Globes--Wiks, Ac., for sale by O. WHITTLESEY. I jy f> tf C st. Todd's Buildings. MEDICAL NOTICE. DR. PHILANDER GOULD offers his profes sional services to the citizens of Washington. Office on Pennsylvania avenue, apposite Messrs. Brown's Hotel. april !l-6m ~ JOB PRINTING, in all it* varieties* neatly and expeditiausly erecttltrt at the office of the Colum bian Fountain. c. w MUNCK, Gun, l.orkkniilh, and Hell-Hanger, D, Hetuteen fi/A nd 1th Streett, POETRT. forgiveness. ?* J. KUMUNSTON. Wheii on a fragrant sandal free | I he woodman,saie descends. And she who who bloomed so beauteou.ly Beneath the weapon bends- Y> n *n on 'h?edge thai wrought her death Aa ifgiAS, t h^M her breath,' As if to token in her fall, Peace to her fioea, and love to all. How hardly man this lesson learns. To 2? !t*M 88 thS land that To see the blow, to fee! the pain And render only love again ? One had it, but He came from heaven ? Reviled, rejected, and betrayed ' No curse Me breathed, no plainthem.de Pr?v"?i OK 'G INAtTcfSfUDE. When my first hath seized thy bridle, I And still night round thee thrown, Nerve thine arm, then words are idle Heaven protect thee pilgrim lone.' StiJl a proves a warm defenfler,; , As we clasp it to our breast, And full many a bosom tender. In its soft embrace is pressed. When the life stained swords are clashing. Hound ambition's blood red car. There my next with ceaseless feeing Lights the lurjd front of war. Yet full oft as some blest token, Round the wanderer's heart'is wreath'd, t resh recalling accents spoken, When loves gentle tones were breath'd. j Shouldst tnou o'er some cherished treasure, Seek to place a guardian sure, Choose my whole no bribe nor plsaeure, k er can tempt it or allure. Though rich gems around are shining, ? may play no traitors part, Ne'er the sacred trust resigning, 'Till the steel hath pierced its heart. Mty^.HoteI!_Penn. Avenue. ^ ^ ^' MISCELLAJU". ? I" rom the Rochester American. yieldnot. "The virtue of adversity is fortitude." (Bacon. | At all periods of life, we are subject to reverses and troubles, some of which we can partly or wholly obviate by prudent management, while others are entirely be yond our control. Schemes plannned with the most guard ed caution, and watched over with the most vigilant care, and frustrated by some un foreseen casualty. Hopes dear to the heart ate crashed and blighted ; beings that impart to the soul its purest solace are taken from us, and the light that burst so warmly upon the heart, extinguished. I o such, and to many other misfortunes are we constantly exposed, yet we should never forget that all affliction is susceptible ol being increased, or diminished by the manner in which we receive it. The re verses of life have their strength in the weakness by which they are met. ?Do not yield to misfortunes,' says the maxims, 'but go the more daringly against them. Life may he said to be a g'reat bat tle, in which the cowards are cut down in gloriously in the flight. Much depends upon courage There are mental as well as physical Waterloo's. Every individual has his battle-grounds. Tjiey are the mir rors of his character. The way in which man fights in life'.; great battle, shows what virtue there is in him. Adversity brings forth the mind. There is much beauty in that remark of Seneca's 'the good things of prosperity are to be wished, those of adversity to be admired ' Fortitude is the nobility of the intellect. It raises the mind above the keenness of reverse It js an iuteiiectua! greatness, placing man upon a lofty pedestal, where he may stand, firm and unshaken, looking with calmness upon the adversities of life as they dash in all their wild fury around htm. To the young, who, from their ardent and effervescent character, from their eager ness for accomplishments, are not apt to have much power of endurance, or patient waiting, I,, j, be ?id thai in general much must be done, long delay must be eodored before they can accomplish what they de sire. There is no 'open sesame,' no mys tic wand as they may imagine, to make the! portals of prosperity fly open to them ? fortune must be wooed with solicitude and patience. Reputation can only be gained by a long course of rectitude, and the attainment of eminence require, a firm unyielding spirit. thinking. The necessity of thought, a* a discipline j ol the mind, is too obvious to require proof, i et how liule do people think for them selves, though heaven knows they think enough of themselves. They have all their thinking done, paying a high price for the same. In the reading of books, they give no thought to the subject, but read and read merely for the purpose of reading?what they read is of no consequence. , Books are waded through with a rapidity that is perfectly astonishing ; but it is in realily wading, as they get into it only shin deep. It it is a novel, they shed tears pver it, sob, and wonder that such thing., could hap pen. Their heart is thrown into the ro mance, but their heads is not suffered to enter the conflict, as an umpire between the right and wrong, the discreet and indis creet? is not suffered to weigh the absurd ities and reject the positive errors inculca ted. A novel would hurt no one, if the reader would properly ererrise the head, and think all the time that it rs a novel, and nothing else. But alas ! too many novel readers have weaker heads than hearts, and consequently think themselves on the high ly of reality, when they are only wander ing in the barren fields of imagination. At the same time, it is true that better books could occupy the attention than these same novels. Want of thought is manifested in many of the business transactions of life and no answer is more frequent to the questions, "Why did you so?" or "Why did you not ao ?" than, "I did not think!" Thatis gen erally most evident. It is a silly excuse, for what business have persona to do anv thing without thinking ? With more thinking aud less thoughtless ness this world would not be so bad a world as many think it to be. On the whole, we think too many think as they think others think.?Oasis. LIGHT THE SHADOW OF GOD. Light makes some things invisible. Were it not for darkness, and the shadow of the earth, the noblest part of creation had re mained unseen, and the stars of heaven as invisible as on the fourth day, when they were created above the hotizon with the sun, and there was not an eye to behold them. The greatest mystery of religion is expressed by admiration, ana in the noblest part of the Jewish typea we find the cher ubim shadowing the mercy seat. Life it self is but the shadow of death, and souls departed but the shadow of the living. All things fall under this name. The sun itself is but the dark Simulachurne, and light but the shadow of God. (Sir Thomas Browne. nfew Boot and Shoe Store, On the south tide of Pennsylvania avenue, be tween 9th and 10th streets. THE subscriber would respectfully inform his friends and the public generally, he has com menced the boot and shoe business in all its various b.ranches on the south side of the avenue, opposite W m. Marshall's auction store. My slock is all fresh new geods, just purchased a/ the north, and will be sold for a small advance on the cost price for cash, and .-.ash only ; for, in commencing business again! I intend to sell for cash, and not, as is too often the case, s.?Jl freely on credit, lose large sums of money, and then require cash or punctual customers to make up, in part at least, the losses sustained by the credit system. I have had at least six years' experience to convince me that the credit business, as conducted in this place, is neither just to the buyer nor seller?there fore my determination to do a cash business I am determined to sell for exceedingly small profits, and sell quick, knowing that a nimble sixpence is better than a slow shilling. I respectfully aak of my friends and the public generally a share of their patronage MALCOM DOTJOLA88, south side Penn. avenue, between 9th and IOth sta. N.B. Measure* taken, and all kinds of work made in the best manner and at the shortest notice, and sent home when desired. M. D oct-1 3taw3m MONROE MKMINARY7 f riHE undersigned would respectfully announce M. to the public that the Monroe Seminary will be re-opened on the 31st inst., for the education o youth for the ordinary duties of life or for any of the higher claaees in college. Having had considerable practical experience in teaching at the North, be hopes and trusts that his efforts will prove success ful here. Tor evidence of the excellence of his cre dentfmls as to capacity and character, he has the honor to refer to ex-governor John Tracy, of New York, and to Col Benton, of this city. For terms, inqaire at the Seminary, on H street, between Sih and 9th , directly north of the Patent Office. F.S. M. WIM.OirGHBV. Washington, August, 24th, I84ti. teod. IDE! ICE!! ICE!!! Our customers need not fear that oui Ice will fall short, as we have a heavy stock. Persons wishing Ice will pleaee leave their address at the Lumber Vard of W. H. Gunned, opposite Coleman's Hotel, jy 14?edtf GIJNNKLL <Sc BIRD. I. O. O. V?Notice. THE Board of Directors of Odd Fellows' Hall, Navy Yard, have declared a dividend of five per cent upon the stock of said Hall, ending Octo ber 1st. 1846, which will be paid to the Stock-Hold ers, by Brother W. P. Ferguson, P. O. Sec., who will be in attendance at Harmony Lodge, every Monday night, to pay the same, upon the present* tion of their Ceit.ficates, or at any time at his resi dence near Blagdon's wbaif. Eastern Branch. Br P M. PEARSON, ect ?-3teod President & D.