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> inx'i mfi :ji?I i. uta ULYSSES WARD. Editor and Proprietor. [DAILY.] '^CJ. -xUJ jrtr- -?? VOL. I. NO 262. WASHINGTON, D. C.. TUESDAY, OCTOBER 20, 1846. Kev. J. T. WARD, AssislantKditor. ?4- '1.1 I ? . it PRICE ONE CENT. h ?.4il THE COLUMBIAN FOUNTAIN, edited AND PCBLlSHED-iMILT BY ULYSSES WARD ! assisted BV his SON, rev. J. Tf WARD. At One Cent per Number. also, the WEEKLY fountain, At ^ cent# pfr number, $1 pertyear. 3 subscribers, $3. Office on Pennsylvania avenue, * few I doors East of the Railroad. TERMS or ADVERTISING. v 1 square of 14 lines, 1 insertion 37 cts. l do " " " 2 insertions 62 " 1 do ? ? " 3 ? 75 ? J "3 times per ween for three months , $*75 1 line 1 insertion ? 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The Eastern Mail for Baltimore, Philadel phia, New York and Boston, closes at 4$ and 9 P.M. daily, except on Saturday *'ghts No mails sent East of Baltimore 6n 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 MS'A. M. and HZe^en"m7!yA.M.?'9 P.M.d.ily. fx?pl Sun(l?y, ?a WUich d?y. U iWJ" &??> 7* A. M. to 10 A. M., and from 12 M. to 1* P. M., and from 7 to 9 P.M. SM'SxVfS VORK^IORHIS ROBINSON, President. Hav sMSS- e atitution, I am prepared to receive pp Tl, ?.bl? the\...u,rore mo.. feb 34-3tawtf earthenware, china A GLASS rnHO PURSELL has just imported per ship Tm?-S ??*. from shttv-four crates and hogsheads of Earthenwa e and China and from our own fi?* 0f cut, pressed, and plain <Wass, all ot fateststvie which, with his former extensive stock, imbues almost every article in his line of busi """'Cornelius's solar, lard, or oil Lamps, new pat terns, and at reduced prices Lamp Glasses and Wicks, of all sites Waiters, Ivory-handle and <?ther Knhes and Forks, in sets of 51 pieces or otherwise Real, silver, and Albetta table, tea, and dessert rUtSTierman Silver and Britannia Castors Cut and plain Hall Lamps Liverpool Stand and Side Lamps Plated Cake Baskets, Looking Glasses Shovel and Tongs, Spittoons Rich cut and plain Decanters, Clarets, Fing Bowls Wine-coolers, Champagnes, Hocks. These go^will be sold, wholcsa.e or retail, at th<" assortment of common goods, new pat. tern and excellent quality, suitable for rel.il groceries Pioofl. in boxes First quality Stoneware, at factory prices Atso Britannia Ware, wholesale, at factory prices, from the best manufactory in this FngThBritannia Coffee and Tea Sets, Coffee A <?H from hi* frier.ds and the public Ro??*r?ny i* solicited, at hie store, opposite Brown s H<nei, W thT pursfu. Fine Watch Repairing C-.CHRONOMETER, Duple*. I*e*r, Lepine, _y Repeating and Music Watches, aocuretely re paired, also common Waiches, p^ks and Music boxes, put in order, at the sign of the Watch, with the guard, key, and chain, north aide of Pennsylvania 4 uinno hptwren second nod third utreeis* Avenue, aT7NcEY WARRlNER. HATTERS. STEVEN'S & EMMONS will introduce the S^umm" fashions for Gents Hats on Saturday S#fn accordance with our usual custom we shall in troduce ?i>iHi's,*nie0B,'y' "Levy * an e ( U^e?ntln*nX have ^ ??? regis.ered wub BUSINESS CARDS. CHEAP FOR CASH!! I L. S. BECK, HouN-Furnlibinf Store, Penaiyltanl# Avenue, South tide, between 9th and I Of A i streets, Washington. I have on hand new and lecood^hinj gooda: ?uch M Bedsteads, Bads, and Bedding i Ttblfi, Ckiiri, Bureaus and 8ideboards; China, Class, and Crockery ware, Cutlery, Hollow-ware of every variety, Shovels and Tonga, Carpets, Brooms, Brushes, Willow and Woodenware; with a va riety of articles too numerous to mention, apr 16 ~ benjamin homans, Auctioneer and Commission Merchant, Between 10lh and \ Uh Street*, fronting Penn sylvania Avenue. Sales of Real Estate, Furniture, and Personal Property, attended to at Any place within the city, march 9-tf / 11 TvENNIS PUMPHREY'S Livery Stable, cor \) nerof 6th and C. streets. Horses and Car nages to hire. Horses taken at livery, and kept in the best manner. ' ?: A. GLADMON, House Carpenter and Joiner. Shop corner nf 9th and M streets, Washington. Where, at aH times, Sash, Blinds, Doors, Ate., can he 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 systemot me dicine. His resilience is on C street, near 3d. dec 33-tf BRISCOE & CLARKE, Dealers in Cloths, Cas simeres, Vesting*, &c., Pennsylvania avenue, a few doors west of Brown's Hotel. ? T SAACSTODDARD?Blacksmithing in gene 1 ral, on Four and a half, between E and F sts. Work done cheap. WILLIAM P. SHBDD, Old Centre Market, opposite J. Walker's. KEEPS constantly for sale all kinds of fresh meats; meat well dressed, and at moderate prices. march II-if P~ RES LEY SIMPSON, Pennsylvania Avenue, Worth side, 2d door ta?lof 1 Ith street, keeps . i i .XI I- - B O 4 ora* attwj v" ; s ^ a general assortment of Family Groceries. a N DREW 7. JOYCE, Horse Shoeing and A Smithing Establishment, Successor to John DiTev corner of 14th and E streets, near \ uller s Hotel' Thankful for the patronage he has receiv ed from a liberal public, he solicits a cor^nuancs of the same. _ ! , W 6th streets, near Pennsylvania Awm* ^"HAMILTON P. HOWARD, tenders his D professional services to the oitisens of W? inrton D. C. He may be found at Dr. F. How. artTa, N. E. corner of F and 11th sts. Dec. 2? RICHARD YANSANT, Merchant Tailor and Qentlemens furnishing store, Pennsylvania avenue, between 'fth a'"J 11 streets, and adjoining fuller s Holel^ march 12?tf ? TTTM. NOELL, Venitian Blind maker, south VV side Pennsylvania avenue, between Bth anil lUth streets. Blinds of all sizes and colors, fur nished to order. Old bHnds retrimmed and painted. JONATHAN T. WALKER.?House car; penter and joiner on K street, shop corner n and 8th streets. FRANCIS Y. NAYLOB, Cower, Tin, Sheet-Iron and Stove Manufacturer. Roofing, Guttering, Spouting, &c. South side Penni>ylvsnia avenue, near Third-sUeet, Wash ington, City, D. C. |? C. H. VAN PATTEN, M. D., Oentlst, PERFORMS all operations upon the ioetn. Gums and Mouth, with the greatest care anu skill. Office near Brown's Hotel, and next door to Todd's Hat Store. feh * I. S. BALL, Dealer in Tobacco, Snuff * Cigars Pmnsylvania Avenue, between Fuller's A GaUabrun s Hotel. april 23. ?~ -M" S. BALL also repairs Watches and Jewelry. J., "april 32-tf EARTHENWARE, CHINA GLASS, TPURSELL, Importer and Dealer in E. Ware, China and Glass, wholesale and retail, at his'store, opposito Brown's Hotel, Pennsylvania avenue, Washington city, D- c- . 'SS^-i2KS Who .!??l>? ?!? ?*""" tf" as above. ? ?? - ? ? ? -? " * 1? , wHrrNE'Y.?B?ot an<* Shoe Dealer, opposite brown's Hotel, Pennsylvania ? hoH^received his fall stock of Boots ami Avenu , . plantation use, he invites the at SJSTrf ttail wS wtohMrt from. ,ses them good bargains. ' GEOIIG R COLLARD, DE.1I.ER IX LVJl|B, ggOM"'" I WE sjlxd, and cEJviiJv/, Comer of 6th st. ami Missouri Avenue. Nov. 4 n iTcLAGBTT & CO., GOOD^CARPI^ w &c Corner of 9lh street # Few- avenue, WASHINGTON, Di C. ^SiIRNTTURK "New and second hand, daily re ni'RNl K reasonable terms, by I1 ce>yeii- " b HOMANS, april 13. between 10th and^Hth streets. T^r w THOMPSON, cabmkt'ai+kgR f between 18th and 14th st*?. ffc?rMs kept, and /i?mrsJs allt ndt d lo. I Nov. 4?y Or. Gbrlitiel Galvanic Rings and Mag netic Fluid. TH18 remarkable invention, which haa received the almoat univeraal approbation of the medical profession of Great Britain, comprise, an entirely new application of Galvaniam, aa a remedial agent by roeana of which the ordinary Galvanic Batteries, Electric and Magoetic Machinea, Ac. are entirely, dispensed with, and the mysterious power of Galvan ism applied without any of the objections which are inseparable from the general mode now in uae. The Galvanic Ring* have been need with entire success in all aaaea ef rheametism, acute or chfonic, applying to the head, face, or limbe; gout, tic-dolo raux, toothache, bronchitis vertigo, nervous or atck j headache, indigeetion, paralyaia, paUy, epilepsy, fits, cramp, palpitation of the heart, apoplexy, stiffness of the joints, apinal complainta, lumbago, neuralgia, nervous treinora, dizziness of the head, paina in the cheat and aide, general debility, deficiency of ner voua and phyaical energy, and all nervoua diaordera. In cases of confirmed dyspepaia, which ? aimply a nervoua derangement of the digestive organs, tl.ey have been been found equally successful. Their ex traordinary effects upon the system muat be witnessed to be be belived, and aa a certain preventive for the preceding oomplainta they are equally recommended. The ringe are of different pricee, being made of all aizes, and of various ornamental pattfrna, and can be worn by the meat delicate female without the slighteat inconvenience. In fact, the sensation ia ra her agreeable than otherwise. ? TaxGAirAMic B*it*,Brac?i.kt8,Bands,Uah tkbs, Nkcklacks, 4tc. &.c.?-These articles are adapted to the waiat, arma, wriata, limba, anklea, or any part of the body with perfect convenience. The Galvanic Necklaces ore used with greater benefit in caaea of bronchitis or affectiona of the throat gener ally ; jjgo, in casea of nervoua deafness; and Willi almost uniform success as a preventive for appoplexy, epileptic tits, and similar complaints. Christie's Magnetic Fluid is used in connexion with the Galvanic Rings, ami all their modifications. Thia compoaition haa been pronounced by the French Chemiata to be one of the moat extraordi. nary diacoveriea of modern acience. I" ull explana tions and direction* acoompany it. The combined inventions are in every way perfectly harmleaa; they are at prices within reach of all, and the discoverer only requeata a fair trial, as a teat of their surprising efficacy and permanent benefit. Ohbistis's Galvanic Sthbnothknino "fAs TKiia.?These articles form another valuable applica tion of the mysterious influence of Galvanism. : I hey 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 rheumatiam, acute or chronic \ in alt nervoua complaints, and aa a positive remedy in caaea of pain and weakness in the Seat or back, pain in the aide, in aathmatic affections, and in weakness or oppressioni of tl? or" gans. In spinal complainta their eflfooU *re of the used with complete success. They are also of the greatest advantage in peifla and weakness ef , the breast, and are highly recommended for many of those complainta to which females are *?>ciflly li able. As an effectual means for strengthening the system when debilitated with disease aqd other cau ses, as a certain aid in constitutional weaknesa.as a preventive for colds, and in all affections of the chest generally, the Galvanic Strengthening Plas ters will be found of great and permanent advan UErrV CAUTION. The celebrity and aucceaa of these articles have caused them to be counUrfe.ted by unprincipled persons. Dr. Christie cautionathe public against spurious imitations. He has butane authorized agency in each city of the Unlw, where the genuine articles can be procured. 1 he only agents for Washington are? M. H. STEVENS & EMMONS, Nos. 1 and 2 Brown's Hotel, Penn. avenue. Explanatory pamphlets, Ac. may be had gratia, with the strongest testimonials of success and l?ne fit. i . 1 sept. 22?Bmeod Farm for Sale. HE subscriber offers for sale 329J acres of land, lying in Montgomery county, 2.1 miles from Washington City, on the road leading from Rockville to the mouth of Monaccocy : one third, or more, of the land is woods, containing good timber. The cleared land w of good quality, and easy to be improved. The building* are a large two-story brick dwelling house, with a basement and garret, barn, tobacco house, stable, &c. Fo, ..,m. .nquir. on AN. july l#-tf [Rockville Journal 3t.] medical card. DR ALFRED H. LEE tendera his professional ? services to the citizens of Washington and its . vicinity. Office H street, near 7th. july l8-6m \ H. FIN LEY HUNT, RESIDENT DENTIST. Washiubton Citt, Pennsylvania Avetiue, between 9Ih Jr UMh ?l ?fi april 86-tf. _ i Keep Clean. THE largest assortment of the best BRUSHES < constantly kept on hand at my Hardware and Variety Store, Pennsylvania avenue 9th -reef, ? wholesale and retail. E0, april 22-if INat. Intelligencer 3U] P LAMPS! LAMPS 1! INE OIL and Solar Lamps of the most ap I _ .?OVOll patterns, and sold at the lowest prices.? , A ?Ll.n. ?PHT f * B?H Pin. OH-P? ; Sperm Solar and Summer (111?Burning Y lu.d ?'? (Jtobes? Wiks, &c., for aele by ey h Cilobes WHrrn BtJEy ^ h <5 at. Todd'a Buildings. MEDICAL NOTIOTt DR.?PHILANDER GOULD offers his proles sional aervices Ui the cilizena of Washington. Office on Pennsylvania avenue, eppoaite Messrs. BroWn'a Hotel. \\-9m JOB PBIMTIW, in all if varieties, neatly and expediltouily estcvtxl at the office of the Colum bian fountain. C. K MUNCK, Gun, ?nd Belt-Hangtr, D, Beiuven 6/A nd 7Ih Street*. POETRY. Its vrord* Are lew, but deep and solemn, and they break F(eih from the fount of feeliii*.? Ptrtival. COGITATION. I love to see a nice young man. Whom fortune smiles upon. Avoid the friends of early years, When all their cash 19 gone; It shows the goodness of his heart? His care for 'number one'? The love he feels for richer friends. Who might his presence shun, If he should mingle with the poor. And their rude insolence endure. * Now mark him as he walks the streets, With stately step and slow; The quality of those he meets, You by his bow may know: If poor the weight, be upward stares, With aspect most profound; But let him meet a monied man, a His head bows to the ground; Nor think it strange, dear reader mine. For he is in the codfish line. And there's no harm in selling fish, Provide they are not stale; Nor is it strange he shuns the poor? They never buy wholesale; 1 Besides, we must all bear in mind, And every one must own, We never to the poor apply When we require a loan; They may assist in flood or fire, For such things nature's law require. Another class of men, I ween, In this fair land abound; In city dark, or country green, They'are always to be found; And when the people congregate. Their rulers to compare, Or settle the affairs of state, You're sure to find them there? With honied words, and aspect bland, They kindly shake your rusty hand. Oh ! how my bosom throbs with joy When such scenes 1 behold; They 'mind me of the peasantry And barons stern, ot old? For we are ta tight in learned books, That in the ancient days, The proudest would humble their looks Before the vulgar gaze? While loud and long the people cheered ? ivt.?? But, thanks to Freedom's kindly reign, A happier land is here; Where the rulers at their homes remain, Nor in the crowd appear; But in their stead; a smiling band Are on the anxious seatt* Who, when called on, with vu.ices bland, The 'great unwashed' will greet, How oft upon the stand we aee, Those who are not?but hope to be ! CHOICE READING << If vou enlighten tne people, do not lorget thmt this is but half t ie work. .Let them be made virtuous and religious, i / you leave them more exposed to danger than they were before." | From the Temperance Herald. A TALE OF TRUTH. BY JEANNE. | * The young wife sat alone in her plea sant chamber, and her husband's last letter' was in her hand. The paper looked soiled I and worn, and the hand writing was nearly illegible; they might well appear thus, for the letter had been carried in Margaret's bosom and read amidst blinding tears, until every word was engraved on hei1 heart. It was many loag months since Harry Leslie departed, to engage in profitable business, and prepare for the emigration of his fami ly to a distant land, and since that letter came, bringing news of his safe arrival, no tidings of the wanderer had reached his home. For a long time Margaret hoped all might be well; she prayed for patience, and strove to conceal from her father and ner child ren the grief which was stealing the bloom from her cheek, and giving her such long, weary nights of anxiety and fear. Hut the grey haired*parents saw her true feelings, and almost rejoiced to see that Margaret only trembled lest she was wid owed in her youth, while the old man had learned the sad story that the wine cup over which Harry loved to linger, was leading him down into dark paths of degra dation and shame. Circumstances at length obliged him to reveal to his sorrowful child the truth, and she had gone to her chamber to search vainly in that old letter for a denial of the fact; to weep her tears of agony alone. The young wife sat long in her window holding communion with her own troubled, suffering spirit. She gazed?but not upon the sweet valley which lay sleeping!calmly in the moonlight: she listened?but it wa* not to the low soft breathings of her uncon scious children?she looked up to the qaiet watching stars, and wildly prayed them to guide Harry Leslie back to his home?and the stars returned to poor Margarot glances of hope; she felt as though the eyes of an gels were watching her In sympathy,, and she was comforted. Hiat very mgbt the subject of Murgaret Lctlie a prayer. and tears was sleeping in the street* of a distant city. Aye, in the streets, with only the blue starlit sky lor a covering, with the cold grey stones of the pavement for a pillow I Oh ! cotHd that be one for whom faithful eyes had been w?ep iog, and faithful hearts yearning with un utterable love ? Alas! it was too uuc There, covered with ita rags and shame, lay the wreck 6f a Stately form, perhaps, too, the wreck of at noble a spirit. That erejaing he had exchanged the last arti. . v?lue which ha possessed > for tha poisonous cup; aud ere midnight the wretch who tempted and destroyed him had driven him helplasaaod homeless into the streets. He tottered along slowly, sometimes falling ? upon the hard pavement, sometime? creep ing like a foul insect, until at last, exh mat ed and nearly insensible, he crept close to the walls of a building which cast over his wretchedness a friendly shadow, and fell asleep. When the inebriate awoke from hia death like slumher, he was in the full pos session of his senses, end he looked around him bewildered, and wondering where he was. He thought he had been sleeping for the first time in his life with no canopy above him but the starry heavens ; yet no ! not for the first time, for uow he remem bered that once in his boyhood he had gone with the hunters over moorland and moun tain, and slept on their beds of fraarant heather. But that was in his mountain Scotland, then he was young and pure and free: now'he was in a strange land, friend less, degraded and enslaved. As memory led him back to the past, reason and con science asserted their power, and all his dark life was clearly pictured before him. He could see the gradual stepping stones by which he had descended into this whirl pool of vice, he aawtbat he was now in the very depth o( misery and want^and in these lucid moments there were pale faces which seemed to approach tyoked mourn fully into hip own. Poor Leslie \ , Those pale faces made him nearly njad?oh how he hated and loathed himself! He looked wildly arohnd upon the dark stones to find something with which to end his wretched life, but saw nothing, he thoi/ght of the L " 'AA,Mf4?oIr A A 1 he gazed up to the stars, and they seemed to look down into tiis wear^ tortured soul with so much' Compassion, that he became again calm and capable of reflection. There in the stillness and quiet of night, with only the stars for witnesses, he prom ised himself to forsake strong drink forever to seek employment, and become a better man, ? ? ? l .:. ,1 With the morning sunbeams, Leslie, strengthened by his good resolutions, pre' sented himself before one whose reputation for generosity and kindness had reached his ears, and encouraged him to apply, told his story without reserve, and begged employment. _ But he was destined to meet with disappointment, and all that long day did he wander in his fruitless search. Some had never known temptation, his shabby and miserable dress prejudiced others, and thought he told his touching story simply and with a inanlv and truthful lace, no heart allowed itself pity, no hand was atretched forth to save. Poor Leslie had hoped and struggled to retrace his fearful steps, but his heart sank under his many discouragements, and he again sought to drown his misery in the intoxicatingdraught. Mr. Marshall had quitted his store earlier than usual one evening, and was walking briskly homewards when his attention was arrested by a group ofboya, gathered around a drunken man who was vainly endeavor ing to protect himself from their insults, with his terrible curses. At length he fell violently upon the rough stones, and a loud laugh from his tormentors fell painfully upon the ears of the gentleman who sud denly appeared in their midst, dispersing them ajone by the dignity of his manner, and kindly offering to conduct the inebriate in safely to his home. To this kind offer however, no answer was returned, th? drunken man was evidently injured by tfifc fall, and as Mr. Marshallti generous feel ings forbade him to leave a fellow creature in such distress, he cftlled a carriage and had him conveyed to his own home. Concluded in our next. WHIUE OAK 9TAVES, JUST received on commiaaion, and for sale cheap, 15 or 16 thouaand White Oak Stavea, and head ings for barrel*. Enquire at the Wood *nd I.um ber Yard of the subscriber on the corner bf 6th at. and Missouri avenue. oct 3-eodtf <?BO. COLLARl). ? , J. ROBINSON Sl CO. AuttimtfTf ond roMisia'M Mfrrh&nta, Isnitsu.na Avtnur, nppo*itr Rank of Washington. REUTJLAR 4,ay8 (?PP?8??c Centre Market) Taendayn, Thursday* and Ratnrdaya. All aalea of Real E??atc, Furniture and pcrannal property at tended to on the moat reaaonahie term*. . june 16 ICE! ICR!! ICE!!! Our cuatomers need not fear thatoui Ice will fall short, a? we have a heavy atock. Petaona wiahing lor wilt please leave their addreea at the LumU r Yai*l of W. H'. Ounnell, otywmite Coleman'a Hotel. Jy 14?edtf UUNNRLL & BIRD.