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ffleooteb to (Semperanct, JHoralitj), Ciltraturt, Olrts, Stietuc, JBusineflg nnb ?cncral inttlligcncr WAR1>. Editor and l'r?priettr. ^ C DAILY. ] Ken. J. T. WAHI>, Assistant Editor VOL. I. NO 267. WASHINGTON, D. C., MONDAY, OCTOBER 26, 1846. PRICE ONE CENT. THE COLUMBIAN FOUNTAIN, EDITKD AND PUBl.tSHEO DAU.V BY ULY8SES WARD. ASA1STKD ir HIS SON, REV. J. T. WARD. At One Cent per Number. IIN, THE WEEKLY FOUNTAIN, At 3 cento per number, $1 per year. 3 subscribers, $2. Office on Pennsylvania avenue, a few doora East of the Railroad. TERMS or ADVERTISING. 1 square of 14 lines, 1 insertion 37 cts. 1 do u " "2 insertions 62 M 1 do ? " ? 3 " 75 " 1 " 3 times per ween for three months $3 75 1 line 1 insertion 6 cts. 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The Eastern Mail for Baltimore, Philadel phia, New York and Boston, closes at 4$ and 9 P. M. daily, except on Saturday nights. No mails sent East of Baltimore on Sunday morning. V 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 airives at 8 P. M. daily. The Southern Mail closes at 8 A. M. and arrives at 5 P. M. daily. Office open frem 7 h A.M. to 9 P.M. daily, except Sunday, on which day it is open from 7i A. M. to 10 A. M., and from 12 M. to I} P. M., and from 7 to 9 P. M. W "UTUAL LIFE INSURANCE C0M ifi PANY OP THE CITY OP NEW YORK?MORRIS ROBINSON, President. Hav ing been appointed agent for the above named in stitution, 1 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 fov 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. PURSE 1,1. 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, all of the lateat 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 51 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 Side Lamps Plated Cake Baskets, Looking Glasses Shovel and Tongs, Spittoons Rich cut and plain Decanters, Clarets, Finger Bowls, Wine-coolers, Champagnes, Hocks. Theae goods will be sold, wholesale or retail, at the veTy lowest pt ices. A good assortment of common goods, new pat tern and excellent quality, suitable for retail groceries Pipes, in boxea Firat quality 8toneware, at factory prices Ai.so, Britannia Ware, wholetale, at factory prices, from the best manufactory in this country English Britannia Coffee and Tea Sets, Coffee Biggins, fcc. Ac. A call from hie friends and the public generally is solicited, at his store, opposite Brown's Hotel, Pennsylvania Avenue, Washington. july I0-eo2m THO. PITRSEI.L Fine Watch Repairing. CCHRONOMETER, Duplex, Lever, Lepine, Repeating and Music Watches, accurately re paired, also common Wstches, Clocks, and Music boxes, putin order, at the sign of the Wstch, with the guard, key, and chain, north side of Pennsylvania Avenue, between second and third streets. ByCHAUNCEY WARRINER. HATTERS. STEVEN'S ti EMMONS will introduce the "Autum" fashions for Gents Hats on Saturday Sept. ft. In accordance with our ususl custom we shall in troduce simultaneously, "Levy'*'' and Beebe A Costor's Fsshion's. Gentlemen who have their sites registered with us|will|f<>rwnrcl their orders. Sales Rooms Nos U 2, Browns Hotel. BUSINESS CARDS. CHEAP FOR CASH!! L. S BECK, House.Furnishing Store, Pennsylvania Avenue, South side, between 9th and IOM streets, Washington. I have on hand new and aecond-hand good* : such as Bedsteads, Beds, and Bedding; Tables, Chairs, Bureaus and Sideboards; China, Glass, and Crockery ware, Cutlery, Hollow-ware of every variety, Shovels and Tongs, Carpeta, Brooms, Brushes, Willow and Woodenware; with a va riety of articles too numerous to mention, apr 16 BENJAMIN HOMANS, Auctioneer and Commission Merchant, Between 10th and 11M Streets, fronting Penn? sylvania Avenue. Sales of Real Estate, Furniture, and Personal Property, attended to at any place within the city, march 9-tf y\ENNIS PUMPHREY'S Livery Stable, cor Jj_) ner of 6th and C. streets. Horses and Car nages to hire. Horses taken at livery; and kept in the best manner. A. QLADMON, House Carpenter and Joiner. Shop corner of 9th and At streets, Washington. Where, at all times, Sash, Blinds, Doors, &c., can be had. All manner of jvork in his line wilt be ex ecuted at the shortest notice. HOMCEOFATHY.-?-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 BRISCOE & CLARKE, Dealers in Cloths, Cas simeres, Vestings, &c., Pennsylvania avenue, a tew doors west of Brown's Hotel. JSAAC STODDARD.?Blacksmithing in gene ral, on Four and a half, between E and F sts. ork 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 j prices. march 11?tf PRESLEY SIMPSON, Pennsylvania Avenue, North side, 2d door ra.it of 1 lf/t street, keeps a general assortment of Family Groceries. A NDREW J. JOYCE, Horse Shoeing and A Smithing Establishment, successor to John DaTey, corner of 14th and E streets, near Fuller's Hotel. Thankful for the patronage he has receiv ed from a liberal public, he solicits a continuance of the same. WH. GUNNELL?Dealer in Lumber, , Lime, Wood, &?. Corner of Canal and 6th streets, near Pennsylvania Avenue. DR. HAMILTON P. HOWARD, tenders his professional services to the citizens of Wash ington, D. C. He may be found at Dr. F. How ard's, N. E. corner of F and 11th its. Dec. 9? RICHARD VANSANT, Merchant Tuilor and Gentlemens furnishing *tore, 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. BHnds 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. Rooting, 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. Gums and Mouth, with the greatest care and skill. Office near Brown's Hotel, and next door to Todd's Hat Store. feb 2fi-ly I. S. BALL, Dealer in Tobacco, Snuff 4" Cigars, Ptnnsyfoania Avenue, between Fuller's 4" (iallabrun's Hotel. april 22. IS. BALL also repairs Watches and Jewelry. t april 22-tf EARTHENWARE, CHINA AND GLASS, rn PURSELL, 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. (CUPPING, LEECHING AND BLEEDING J A large supply of best 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 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 invitet 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 6th st. and Missouri Avenue. Nov. 4 ' 2? I). CLAGRTT & CO., DEALERS IN FANCY AND STAPLE DRV <iOODS, CAKPETINGS, OIL CLOTHS, CURTAIN STUFFS, &c. Corner of 9th street <$* Penn. avenue, WASHINGTON, D. C. IMTRNITITRE.?New and second hand, daily re ceived. For sale, on reasonable terms, by B. HOMANS, april IS. Between 10th and 11 th streets. J. K. W. THOMPSON, CABINET MAKER $ UNDERTAKER F between 13th and 14th sts.. r *.* Htartes kept, an J Junnals atUndtd to | No*. 4?y Dr. ChrUtte'a Galvanic Ring* and Mag* netic Fluid. THIS remarkable invention, which haa received the almoat universal approbation of tho medical profession of Great Britain, comprise. en enUrely new application of Galvaniam, aa a remedial agent by means of which the ordinary Qalvanic Batteries, Electric and Magnetic Machinea, Ac. are entirely, dispensed with, and the mysterious power of Galvan ism applied without any of the objection, which are inseparable from the general mode now in use. The Galvanic Rings have been ue*l with enttre success in all aaaes ef rheumatiam, acute or chronic, applying to the head, face, or limb. ; gout, Uc-dolo . reux, toothache, bronchitia, voriigo, nervous or sick headache, indigestion, paralyab, palsy, epilep^r, fits, cramp/palpitation of the heart, apoplexy, auffnesa of the joints, spinal complaint* lumbago, neuralgia, nervous tremors, dizxinese of the head, pains in the chest and side, general debility, deficiency of ner vous and physical energy, an! all nervoue disorders. In caws of confirmed dyspepaia, which is aimply a nervous derangement of tho digestive organs, tLey have been been found equally successful. Their ex traordinary effects upon the system must be witnessed to be be belived, and aa 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 most delicate female without the slightest inconvenience. In fcct, the sensation is ra her agreeable than otherwise. . Thk Galvanic Bbltb, BiUc*i.xts, Bands, OAn T?s, Nmmacm, Ac. Ac.?-These articles are adapted to the waist, arma, wrists, limbs, ankles or any part of the body with perfect convenience. The Galvanic Necklaces are used with greater benefit in cases of bronchitis or affections of the throat gener ally ; also, in cases of nervoua deafness ; and with almost uniform success aa a preventive for appoplexy, epileptic tits, and similar complaints. Christie's Magnetic Fluid is used in connexion with the Galvanic Rings, and all their modification*. This composition haa been pronounced by the French Chemists to be one of the most extraordi. nary discoveries of modern science, full explana tions and directions aceompaoy it. I he combined inventions are in every way Jrfectly'harmless; they are at prices within reach of all, and the discoverer only requests a fair trial, as ajest of their surprising efficacy and permanent benefitt Ckiustif.'s Galvanic sAknothbn.vo Plas TF.HS.?These articles (bin aribther valuable applica tion of the mysterious influent* of Galvanism. 1 hey are an important adjunct to &e genuine Galvanic Rings and tbeir ...odificaUonajicting upon the same principle, but having the adv^e of more local ap plication- They are confidently recorded as a valuable addition in the speedjr cure of rheumatism, acute or chronic; in all nervoua complaints, and as a positive remedy in cases of pem andr weaknws in the [Test or back, pain in the side, In asthmatic affections, and in weakness or oppression of the pulmonary or gans. In spinal complainta Aeir effects are of the most decided character, and ttay hove often been used with complete success. They ?re also of h? greatest advantage in paina and weakness ef the breast, and are highly recommended for many ol those complainta to which females are eapecially li able. Aa an effectual meana for strengthening the iiy.tem when debilitated with disease and other cau L .s a certain aid in oonatilulional weakness, as a preventive for colds, and in tail aftections of the chest generally, the Galvanic Strengthening Plas ters will be found of great and permanent advan U<(rV CAUTION. The celebrity and auccess ol 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 ineach city of the ,Tn,^'w^T the genuine articles can be procured. The only agents fur Washington are? M. H. STEVENS A EMMONS, Nob. 1 and 2 Brown's Hotel, Penn. avenue. Explanatory pamphlets, Ac. may be had gra is, with the strongest testimonials of sticceaa and bene fit. sept. 22 ? 6meod Farm lor Sale. THE subscriber ofl'ers for sale 329$ acres ol land, lying in Montgomery eounty, 23 miles from Washington City, on the road leading from Rockville to the mouth of Monaccocy. one thir , or more, of the land is woods, containing good timber. The cleared laud is of good quality, and easy to be improved. The buddings are a large two-story brick dwelling house, with a basement and garret, barn, tobacco house, stable, Ac. F?, ?m. enquire o? july lfi-tf [Rockville Journal 3t.] MEDICAL CARD. DR ALFRED H. LEE tenders his professional services to the citizens of Washington and lU vicinity. Office H street, near 7th. july 18-6m R. FIN LEY HUNT, RESIDENT DENTIST. Washington Citt, Pennsylvania Avenue, between 9th 4* 10th st eeh april 26-tf. 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. ? ? ' " I april 22-tf [Nat. Intelligencer 3t] LAMPS! LAMPS!! PINE OIL and Solar Lamps of the most ap moved patterns, and sold at the lowest prices.? J A constant supply of FRESH Pine Oil?Pure, Sperm- Solar and Summer Oil?Burning t luid- I Chim ey's Globes-W.ks, Ac., for sale by m y O. WHITTLESEY. h tf C st. Todd's Buildings. MEDICAL NOT1CJE. DR. PHILANDER GOULD oilers his proles sional services to the citizens of Washington. Office on Pennsylvania avenue, api>o*ite Messrs. Brown's Hotel. april 11-G.n .IOIt PRIMTIMtJ, in allitt varieties, neatly and expeditlwtly eitcuttd at the office of the Colum bian Fountain. C. If MUNCK, Gun, locksmith, ana Hell-Hanger, I), Between fith nd 'ith Street?. POETRY. Its word* iAre few, but deep and solemn, and they break Fieab trom the iount ol technic.?Pernval. SECRET WORTH. Thehs are sweet flowera hid'in the tangled wild, That yield not incense up As the light wind plays with the moiay veil That conceals each silvery cup; But when th? wind with" deeper power Comes floating-thro' the air, Stirring each vine and leaf, we find An incense-mine is there. There is music 'neath the lute's light strings, But its sweetness is all in vain While the curtain of silence within its folds . Enshrouds its joyous strain. But should some hand all gently wake The chords from their quiet sleep, Forth to the breeze 'twill quickly send A thrilling tone and deep. There are gems of wealth in each humble heart, Tho' hid beneath the dust, And dimness the world's cold selfishness Will fling where we fondly trust; But let the ray from Kindness' sun Pierce its depths with their holy power, And a flood of light shall reflect each gleam, And glow brighter each passing hour. Amie. KINDNESS. 'Tis this that sweetens bitter woe, And checks the rising sigh, When trouble sinks the spirit low, And even hope doth fly! A gentle word can soothe the breast, When grief the heart doth fill; For, though the soul be all unrest, lis power ihe storm can still;? Can bid the angry clouds depart, And brighten up with joy Ahesky or love within the heart, That tempests would destroy. How gloomy would this world appear, Did not love's gentle eye Shi neon our path the way to cheer, Like radience from on high! Misfortune's hand may on us tall, And wither fairest flowers; Yes even Death, with feariul pall, Approch life's lovliest bowers.? Yet kindness drive? away the gloom, That hovers o'er lhe soul. And gilds with hope the fearful tomb, Though clouds of darkness roll. CHOICE READING "If von enlighten tne people, do not lorjfet that this is but hall't le work, l.et tliem be made virtuous and religious, c/ you leave them more exposed to danger than they were before." GRP.AT MEETING IN THE PARK. (Concluded.) Electors of New York! Your city is alone excluded from the beneficent opera tions of the new Excise Law. It was so excluded on the false assumption that you are hostile to that Law. It remains so be cause you suffered yourselves to be repre sented in the last Assembly by men hostile to any such Law. Are you content to be so represented and so legislated for ? Shall your next Delegation to Albany, no matter of what party, be authorized by you to tell the Legislature that you want no law to check intemperance, and point to your votes whereby they were elected as proof ol the truth of their assertion? Consider wise ly and impartially, and act in the fear of God, and the love of your fellow men ! At all events we are resolved that you shall have no excuse for being recreant to your duty. The addiess was unanimously adopted, after which the discussion on the resolu tions was resumed. Rev. John Chambers again addressed the audience briefly. He said he heard a gentleman, who late ly visited Saratoga, say, that he saw there, along the sides of a table, at one of the fa shionable hotels, some forty or fifty persons indulging in the genteel habit of sucking? sucking rum. They ougLt to have been weaned long ago. There are in this city avast many of just such calves. They ought to be broke of this rum sucking. If they can't slop without, they should be la ken to their mamas. A natural calf receives nutriment from this practice, but a human calf only gets poisoned by making a drunk en beast of himsplf. Your Astor House makes mony drunken calves, but it is the last place where one can gel employment or assistance, after he had spent all his money there. Rumsellers are the last peo ple on earth to give employment to those who patronize them. They will not have one of llieir customers in their business.? Go down to Castle Garden, where are now exhibiting all the choicest specimens of arts and manufactures. All there are wilting to admit, ami proud to display, the work of their hand?. Suppose the rumsellers should get up a fair, aild bring together their man ufactured articles ? One might say?1kLook here, fellow citizens! See that beautiful black eye ' 1 made it!? Another might say?'Look at this crip ple ' This is my work.' Another might point to a fellow with a immature brick house on his nose, and say ?'I made him;'and another call on you to admire a 'swelled head1 as his specimen.? h#t they will not do this. They are all, to a man, ashamed of their work. Their bu siness is nothing but evil; their traffic nev. r did any thing but mischief; and will you not remove it? Does a brawl occur, is a mid night robber abroad, is the incendiary about 6r the burglar prowling around, the ru/n seH?rT3 rum is with them all, urging thpin on. 'Shall not this magnificent city be re deemed ? We make the laws, and, if they are bad, We can change them, and make good Jaws, and we will do it. We have a right lo say, by our rotes, that this infernal rum influence shall cease; and if rumsellers will persist in the traffic, they must be swept away with it. The Resolutions were again read and a drpted by acclamation. Rev. John Poisal, remarked that the pre sent occasion was one of the deepest in terest to the city, and the principle we had met to promote, one of the most uriparal led moment to the country and the world. Our doings here well in England, Ireland, and Scotland ; yes to the ends of the earth. Temperance men are comparatively asleep. I The churches are not sufficiently awake on ! the subject. Shall the rest of our State free themselves from the rum traffic, while this city is turned over to the tender mercies of rumsellers ? No! no! Let us resolve to vote for no n.an who will not pledge him self to go the 'whole creature' for temper ance reform, and we shall be successful. Col. E. L. Snow, asked all men, without distinction of party, if it is not a democrat tic principle, that the majority shall govern and not the minority ? What objection can there be to test the question of License or No License in this city ? If the majority say grogshops, I will submit-. I have been long connected with the police depart ment, and cau say that if it were not for the grogshops we should hardly need a po lice. t Arnold Buffum, esq., addressed the la boring classes. Let the laborers vote for the right men, and they will thereby ame liorate their own condition ; they will have better employment, and become more iude peudent, respectable and moral. If it mu9t be that some men must have a license to get a living by means inconsistent with the general good, let it be something else than rumseller. Rather let the tbief be licen sed to take my sou's money, than the rum relling, who not only takes that, but, in addition, sends him to a drunkard's grave. John Cochran, Esq., was the late spea ker. lie said he esteemed it a priviledge to s^eak against the king of terrors?King Alcohol. Standing on the porch of justice shall we not do justice? When the alarm of fire sounds in our ears, we all rush forward to save one man's property from destruc tion. Yet we have an ever-burning, ever consuming tire pervading all our city, and destroying the lives of thousands. Who is it that entails this ruin upon it? Who is it that, when wives plead, and children be seech, to have their husbands and fathers saved* from the destroyer, arrays himself against their prayers and entreaties, and says, 44 It shall not be?" It is the rumsel ler. The dealer, by his sign-board, de clares himself opposed to the reformation of the man who would restrain, but finds it difficult to resist the temptation before him. Were it not for the ruinseller, the drunkard's eflbrts lo extricate himself would always be successful. This city has be come, by partial legislation, the impregna ble fortress of the rumsellers. Even the temples of the living God are cemented, stone by stone, with the tears of the widow and the orphan. The rumsellers of this city declare, with a bottle in one hand, that we shall not have excise law extended to this city. We say, we will. What have we done ? Are we such malefactors that we must be disfranchised ? The country has declared it will not be ruled by this ol igarchy of rumsellers. Shall we not sav the same? I know there is virtue still ex tant in the people of this city. The rum influence has not been shaken in the coun try. If we can prostrate it in the citr, we can, as a corps of reserve, consummate the glorious woHc. We can then say? 'Stand up, deserted mothers! Rejoice, ye down trodden wives ! Spread ouj,your arms, ye drunkards' families ! The reserved corps of the great teetotal army has perfected your deliverance!" If you are guilty of no crimes by which you ought to be denied the common rights of citizens, then say, like freemen, "we will no longer submit. Like freemen . O let us act." The meeting adjourned, at eight o'clock, after an announcement that the next grand demonstration in favor ol the excise law, would be held at the Broadway Tabernacle, as soon as arrangements could he made; at which the venerable John Quincy Adams will he invited to preside. The Thibodeaux, La., Minerva says, it has not die least hesitnt;on in saying that die qu.,1 ity ot Sugrw in lliat vicinity the present season will be very superior, while the quantity will lall short by at least one half the amount umde last year.