Newspaper of The New York Herald, July 10, 1849, Page 2

Newspaper of The New York Herald dated July 10, 1849 Page 2
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MOTES FROM THE WATERING PLACES. ! Cong mess Hai.i., ) Saratoga Srkings, July 'i.fSld. y 'Jilt Sort of People that Hi sort to the Springs? J Sketches ami luteilimations? Movetrunts of the Fashionables, 4"< > 4'<-> 4VAs the entire machinery <?|" Saratoga life is now in motion ; as the hotels arc rapidly filling up, and the loungers, habitues, and hangers-on, are fast falling into the regular line ; and last, though not least, as the official reporter fur the Jit raid has actually arrived, and assumed the duties which he is so well qualified to perform, I have concluded to give you a short sermon upon the subluuary aflairs ?f this far-famed watering-place, in my character of "looker on here in Vienna." And, before 1 begin, ] beg leave to say that, so far as the ordiuury?and for that matter, extraordinary?duties and vocation of reporier, letter writer, and correspondent are concerned, the entire work would be already "done to my hand" by your gentlemanly, learned and nc- i complished " Alethophainos," in whom 1 hardly i know which most to admire?his breeding as a gen- i tleinan, his refinement and good taste as a reporter, I or his cleverness as a correspondent. His letters I from West Point are the subject of univeral eulogy, and 1 doubt not he will prove equally felicitous in his epistles from Saratoga. But you know?its no secret any longer?that 1 may now fairly pat* for an old campaigner ; i can sav. without affectation or conceit, that I have learned to take the world easily. (^uo me cungue rapit tempettas, deftror }w$pes.^y li the apothegm of < ?ld l'urr is true, that " at forty every man is a fool or a physician," (it does not follow that he may not be both), it is equally true that at forty every man is a fool or a phtlosoper. However this may be with regard to myself, 1 have, at any rate, wandered ubout from one country to another, till the sunshine of life rellects u|>on me from the Occident?" a mere spectator of other men's fortunes, and how they play their parts." But, to my work. I shall not, according to the approved method, divide my subject into 1st. The ?11 il> rent classes who severally congregate here; 2d. Their habits, manners, and associations; 3d. Arc., Arc., iVe. The tact is, the rich and the cre, the fashionable vulgar and the ordinary vulgar, the high-born and the oi'tirgeoisti, the swindler, the sharper, the man about town, the pigeon and the plucker, tire sentimental miss and the lover, the old and the young, the languishing and the lull of life, the happy nnd the wretched, stand always classified, always separate, tinl are always to be found in our large towns end cities. There is, therefore, no new classification to make of the sojourners at this celebrated tfpa. The only advantage one has in drawing a picture here of these classes is, that all can be seen at once andtromone point of observation ; for they are all congregated in a small village, and the largest portion of them in the three principal hotels. < >i these hotels ! will say & few words. The " I'nited States," in ;*>in' of size and extended arrangements, in point of outlay and preparation w ork, tu point of splendor, show, and appearance, stands unrivalled, first and foremost. The proprietois have been indefatigable in their < fl'orts to enlarge, and adorn, and beautify, until they have succeeded ill making the hotel the magnificent a 11 air it is at present. The grounds are laid out with great taste, and, as your correspondent well observes, remind one of the London Vauxhall, in its best days. The remark is pertinent : the grounds ol this hotel are precisely like a tins city garden, bud in this way must disappoint the jaded denizen of the town who longs for everything that is natural in lundfca|>e and scenery, while the artificial in either Mils to refresh his spirit. As to the guests who frequent the I'nited ." 'lates, u volume ?f gossio and gasconade might be written. Claiming, ?nu enjoytng as it does, the pre-eminence as u fashionable house, it is, as a matter of course, overrun with tke jackals who so surely follow the wake of so-culled fashionable society. Waiving a notice of these, wc come to the respectable papas, men of fair sense and discretion with plenty of money, whom their daughters, (aided by nuiuidhaf; persuaded to come,somewhat against their will, to a place of gay resort : tln-se young women are in the hey-day of their happiness, they receive enough admiration to satisfy their, as vet, undeveloped vanity, and have not yet experienced the bitter crosses of mortified pride. Next come the " regular combatants," fannhar faces of the lust seasons, who have grown old in the pursuit of ja-tlv nothings, chasing bubbles and phantoms and such " gaudy, gau/y, gossutnary" triflea year alter yeur, Irom the town to the ?ea-?liore, from the seai bore to Saratoga, and so back ugaiu. Strange hut they tire not ? "Of dr< p|>ing t ucket* Into empty well*, Ami growing old in drawing nothing up." But so it is. Again, we have the fashionable snob, the salt ami fresh pork, the soap fat and tallow, the ? ! *') in oil ami Cauda tu i.-tocTacy; t-ucli " individuals,of both sexes, u* one see* at " our" exclufive "genteel" and fashionable Opera House; uhtin ' Farcins, ihrrwd enough in their old honest trades ot "cutting up"?"smelting" and " straining oil," yet who scarcely know how to read or write, who talk about articles of " bigotry and virtue" (bijoutmtund iirtu) and "auch like," and who are loudest in their expression* of disgust of the horrid, vulgar, common people!" Ala*, satire i* wasted upon them; they are impervious to it. With all these come the practised and adroit swindler and Mack-leg, the shrewd, sagacious, eager fortune hunter, the dilapidated old beau. The unscrupulous libertine and debauchee. Add to tuesr a sprinkling of tailors and* dress-makers, man-milliners and bonnet bleachers?who conic to NiratogH tor "a few days only," and expect to sp< nd their money where other genteel people spend theirs?and you luve a truthful picture or a large anil leading fashionable hotel, at u large and leading fashionable watering place. 1 will speak of "Congress llall" next in order. At this house the atmosphere is as marked, the a/peararice as peculiar, iri its way, as is the atmosphere und aiycarenoe of the " Siaiea." Surrounded by a wild natural scenery, with the tall I pines towering up around it?w ith ground* which j (w ith those of the spring) extend over some thirty acres, where one cm wander, forgetful of gravel | walks and clow -trimtix-d artificial tree*, the situ i- 1 lion of " Congress 11*11" is nnrivalled in point of natural beauty both of landers|?- and forest scenery. Within the house everything issaigenr/is. It is the olace of resort for your w ell-bred, lughlyeducaterl gentleman of the old school, who Inv< s the salubrious air of ^Saratoga, and the bracing j effects of its fountain*, but who would avoid the I noise rind bustle and show of guy ostentation nnd parvenu splendor. For the same reason you will ' ee here old and reapectuble families, w ho come year after year, as regularly us the returning season, to their favorite_ "Congress.** There is another class who invariably take ui> their abode 1 here. It is (if we ran properly its" tlie word) the rjuiet aristocracy of the country, n class answering in a measure to th" " old rrfnmt," adherents of Charles the Xth. in France, who look with perfect | astomrhment ti|>on tlte noisy inroads of the " l(ed" aristocracy w ho lint e overrun the ground.and for< "d the "oM regime" to retire into the shade. They {rather together at Congress I lull, as in da vs of yore, [ talk over the palmy reasons of their youth, and the | degeneracy of modem times. At their favorite house they promenade along tit" beautiful colon- ' nade, stroll among the old pines which surround the a........ . L_ .1 . ' 1 .1 I .1 : ?-i'in>-, i ivr it,' ii iiioiiiiiianvr** hiiu iririr m?>rntng tides.and uuiei'y ijimli their I'ort,their liurgundy i and ||n il N? inn n. " w ilk MM l<> ImImI <t make them afraid." Add to the above a sprinkling o: poets and praf'wnr*, literary men, judicial mni, |>rofra- j swnnl Rwn,&'( , and yon have a paid idea of the i jpirMa'c f ( orgf ?h1IhI|. Th? tr i.? music and dune- \ ingateathli? i ?t,onalti m iiThf*.and entire harmony and gt od f??hng pir\H|| b-twern the "Congress" and the Mates." The "Union*' is an ?ild. and, with a nometmia portion o| the public. a favotitr bouse. It came, several years ago, to he nndt r the ejienn! pttroiivye ot the clergy, who, I finding that certain of their flock would go to >iratoga, undertook to provide for the security of tbeifwnib, v h > tliey were looking after the health of the body. Mimic, produced by ? stringed" or " wind" instruments, and " keeping m?usure thereto," were acts heinous and abominable in the eyes of these g< dly men ; ilterefore, music and dam ing and vain revelry were prohibited. At !> uclock, the company assembled lor prayer, and were tlien aliowt d to go quietly to bed. Ilut this is an age ol progression. The young girls began to cast longing looks toward the other houses; after a while, they Would dance out nn evening there, till, at hist, the piano, at ihe " Union" was set in motion, and cotillons and centre Httues waged rife, and fun and Indie (with the old piano for a leader) got the belter of the clergy. At present, the house enjoys a good st!|>pnrt ; but the guests are entirely different from those tit the States" or " Congress." They belong to n highly resjiectabis and substantial portion of our citizens; the ?>apas and ntamas are generally "well to do in Mie worm, Hi' iliiirffiliTs nrr provei I i i.iy roev-theek?d, healthful. handsome la**#-*, mtlivr deoinre, withal. and. an Myron would na v, ^mr-Hint; a I.trio el brrad .ml butter, but amiable and pood humored, A c, Kir my ell an you perceive, I lodge at the "Con(trei.ii '* An I once wrote yon, I like (lie* hous?, and alwaya liked it, 1 want h comfortable room, a rood bottle of Port w ith my dinner, nnd a d< ||. i nil >| rir.r i bioken to mv breiikfiat. I like it elf in t ?l k io. a ?tlter for;,, no I feady attendance. |' juit { lc*e lit; ummi. in "fl il by -go.i? days of the belles and matrons of years ago. riierefore, aui I a steady visitant at Congress Hall, but " Chacun a snn tout " And, ns Rochefouc tult save, " (''est line grand* folie tit contain i tit> sag* tout seal." I have attempted to record, with impartiality, a bri? f description of the leading houses, and sh ill, in my next, take up mini ot the prominent tollies with which we are here beset. My in >tto shall be " Uni a /tins virtuii. ah/us ejus anicis Adieu, Siukoy. Umtko STATES Hotel, ) Saratcoa Si'KtJtas, .luly.'t, ISI'J. $ Mere Cbtssir Ground? I 7*i7 to f.tkc George?Its Reentry?The Battle Field of the French und Englisli?Fort JTillturn and Henry ?Massacre of a /urge Sum her of its Garrison?Bloody Poml? 'Jhe I.uke Mouse?Its Honorable Proprietor? I'/ine of Embarkation of Aberrrumbie's Army for the Pi dm tion of Tironderoga? The Steamboat Si if I lror Id?Great Preparations at this I lot 11 for the Bulls?The Ball Room just finished. Since I left New York, 1 have passed over a vast ileal of revolutionary or classic ground, and as 1 thought of the mighty deeds that thereon were uone, my liiuiU was Hurried back to the considera_ lion of the difficulties, the dangers, the hair, breadth escapes, the "moving accidents by Hood urid lield," and the hopeless phases of the eventful struggle, the final result of which, however, gave to oppressed and insulted mankind a new being? a wiser and a more comprehensive Magna Cliarta t? the whole of the civilized world, a guarantee that liberty would lind an abiding place here ; that the wounded and the bleeding in her sacred cause would find nil asylum and a fostering protection, and that the atrocious and heartless despotism of the crowned monsters of Europe?that Europe which is now pouring out its life-blood in defence of the rights and prerogatives of her people?should at all events be rebuked and checked. The speeches and consoling appeals of the immortal Washington, to his, at times, dispirited and despairing soldiers, and the circuinstanees under which tiiey were spoken, have some similarity to the address of ./Eneas to his faithful companions, but who occasionally allowed their courage to droop, and their hopes to ascend in tliern:? ' O .' Sot li lui/iir tnim sumus ante taalarum, 0 .' /aissi froeiera : Dubit Ueut hi - i/uoi/nr finern. ' * Herniate : Jnrsilan rt hue olim tnemiiuise juvaliit, Pcrrarias catua. / ' r tot ditcriiuiiui rermu. Tendimus in Lctium : StrieeubiJata i/uietas, Oittfxlunt : illic fat regno ream gen? liurate, el not met rebus nervate secun-lie." Kricnds achate known adversity before. .And greater Ills, which we shall know no more, And soon to these we sulfcr shall be given A certain period by relenting ilea vex. I dsuilss your ft ars on these misfortunes past, Our minds with pleasure may reflect at last; Through such varieties ot woe we tend To promised freedom, where our toils shall end, Where kinder fortune, happier fates ordain A place of rest, and we shall rise again Bear then these dire calamities, and wait With manly putience for a better Cite. 'N invitation, 1 visitedLakeGeorge,an enchanting place which is mentioned in very prominent characters in ('Id England's history, as having been the sc< lie of some desperate engagements between the Engli.-hnnd French,in 1755. Mr. I tavison, the esteemed 1'resident of the Saratoga and Wnsliingti n railroad, was kind enough to give me the freedom of that line, (hi my arrival at More.iu, Messrs. Wilcox and Ellis, staire proprietors, had mi express coach in readiness to convey the representative of the .Vitr York Herald to the lak'\ at this station. Mr. Wilcox lias built a neat little hotel for the accommodation of the railway passengers, and of those w ho wish to go to Caldwell. Un this delightful trip u was my good fortune to be ac(ompsni* d by a New \ oik gentleman, of a highly 1 ( lished mind, and cultivated literary taste, who, with his luciy and sister, is stopping at the United States', snd h .ving b?< n over the sanie scenes everal times, he was intimately acquainted with eveiy puiticiilur of inteiesi connected with this historic s> etion of tliis ?re*t .Stale. 1 scan where Fort William Henry had s'ood :? '( am nos ubi Truia fuit." " Kmpty field* wbtru IUuuro?u before." Where unw?rds ?>i seven hundred of iu garrison, after it tiail capitulated, tinder Colonel Monroe, wete massacred l>y a tribe of ravigft, called the Cold Country Indian*. the ; lace w[i#-re Abercroitibie embarked with an army of 19,0 10, VI years ego, h i the purpo-e ol reducing Fort Ttconderog?, the hoHts on which they were conveyed extending seven miles on Lake Ueorge. I also saw "Bloody 1'ond," where Hnoiher terrible battle was (ought between the French and their old eytnieo, the Lnglish ; nod other places, which the historian It is deemed worthy of record. The lake is between thirty Mild forty miles in length, and its widest part is somewhere about tluee miles. It abounds in the sweetest trout, several of w hich my polite and learned companion caught. I feel w holly at a loss fur language to describe the beauties, and. 1 Will add, the fascinations ol this chosen spot of nature; and 1 ant only eurprised that is*rsons should go to Kuropi to vi it the l?kes, ami their scenery, when they have in their own gr#'? and magnificent country those which are superior, becaus they are on a far grander scale, lint lasiuon is un arbitrary ruler '1 lie hotel is situated on the margin ol the I ike, and there may he had every comfort, and all the luxuries of the table. It is most handsomely furnished, the t hamb) rs are thejijuinteaaenc ol neatness, aril ns a rural retreat, it ia one of the most truly delightful hi this, or in any oth-r country. Tin proprietor is the lien. Air. bherrill. who has b'?n, anil I believe is so still, a member of the Mute Legislature. In compliment to the lUmld, he gave me a must hearty Welcome, ami inoat earnestly pressed me to remain a week or two with htm. Indeed, wherever 1 have been, the Hi mhl has hi t n my passport to the kindest and most polite attentions. The hotel coiutninda a \ iew ol the waters of the hike, which, wh'-n I saw it, was much agitated, the w ind Mowing fresh iirnl fioni the north. At one side is French mountain, and at the other is Proejs-ct mountain. Un the latter there are numerous herds id deer, whic h, .is the ie are no vile i' line laws in this nation, any n r0 n w ho in raise a gun tiny shoot. Oulv just uiou'ine the cu us jure, e?tin- plint and (wn iltn s of iliooting a deer in Windsor forest, where I have seen tfnni in thou*. nils, or in tin- |?trk of the iMke 01 Nc w Castle, who does as " lie likes Willi Ins ow n," sr hi that ot the i'uke of Wellington, ??r the Mutijitia td Londonderry, or the Larl of lindenwhy, the hare idea of the thing makes one tremhle. Towards the end of this month, the deer will be hunted down from the tiiountein, when there will he tome tine sport. I was told that they are more plentiful this year than they have been for ill# U?t ;wa iiiy ye.irs. Tloue is also here one of ilir lineal rcho'n on llie globe. Mr. Sherrill mr he would have ill pun firrd, that I might tudgr for ntyfelf, but the wind being in the wrong quarter, the reverberation would not have been heard w iih anything like cle*rnc?s. When I roae ibis morning, mine time before Ave o'clock, to prepare for returning to Saratoga, the niiat wo advancing ?|cw ly ovi r the placid surface of the lake, wlm h ?ai a correct representation of a line o| battle ship in action, enveloped hi amoke. I came in h four horse carriage to Morean, in first rate ?t* le ; in a short time after, the tr.iin came dashing along, annihilating apace, and nt about htll-puat o'clock, I waaonce more under the spacious and h? spitaole io? f of I be I oiled States llotcl. There ia at the lake ? fine little steamer called tin' William Caldwell, which runs to Ti< ond rog.i, Informing the trip in leas than three houra. She i rommanded by Frederick A. Karlin, to whom I h.d the pleasure of being introduced. He politely invited me to make the excursion with bun ? The assistant of the lion. .1. K. Sherrill, Mr. (tale, ia also entitled to my lliaiiL* for hm au?nit?na, itnd I have lunch ofeaatlte in hereby presenting bint with them. To the honorable proprietor hitn<"lf I r.m deeply irdepted |<iy the moat murk'd and courteous civilities w hich I mil aure the H raid will not forg?t. The head waiter Mariano t uvrro, ia a Sirdar*', and ia a peraon of note in ho-way. 'i he fashionables are atill coming, and the villi-re weara the Hapert of hie and hustle. Thnae ** bo have their own carriagea go out in th'-in every lay after dinner, and return shortly before tea.? Theie i" much of the London style displayed in thrte ap|<endsgea of fsaluonable life. This rvenmg I Was (funding under the grand plana, win-a bey were reiurnipg. Th?y arrived in quick succession, and I muai aay tbat tlie horaea are of the In at description, a, b nditlly caparisoned, and scientifically driven. Nothing that I have seen in this country since | |rft |,?indon, has reminded me tllf ?l ' f('lClMv i f ill# \A h ...I .A al.-a - , ?? * om Off* I ?M IM'*I M',1 Ml1*, ?hnnthoao r.jiifPtriHn ev r< i?ea. An elegant i irnago, it dnpfiinft |a?ir ofhnr?cp, graced l?y ? b'mitiful woman, ate worth teeing. I have had that gratification. Tli?- w orkmen arc hn?ily engaged, ho'h night r.Btl diiv, in getting tbf liall room trady. The ii|>|ior flooring, which ia compowd of poinded lioeidt, ia laid, and when chalked it will look unci mrnonly well. From the coiling will he aii'i>end? id three nmaMic ntiil magnificent chandelier*, m hirh will i a'f a brilliant reflection ii}>nn thnae underneath. The windowa will have lilinda ot a in w pattern. and whan all it completed, the taatt of the |>r<>pri? tort w ill ho tnoro fully entitled to a Inch conn>hniont. In mr next, I will give yon an account of th? doinga in honor of the nnnivei?arv of i>iir indepenih nor. I i ndei t tf'd that the celetir fion w ill I ike I i | (.( ? ?i reven n?il~a tonrn 'He ?n??n r?, < w u | : j un L'ntaC i.i ur.'lto.i, tut j it lino long since failed, and Saratoga, which at that tini" was a drserted village, is now the favored result when* the congress of the fashion ibles?the distinguished in literature, science, und art, and in the naval and military professions, meet. In a former letter, 1 spoke of the steamboat New Woild. She is indeed a v-*ry magnificent all'iir. Her saloon is elegance itself. 1 ler commander, a very gentlemanly man, and her steward, Mr. Acker, one ot the brst public caterers in the coaatiy. lie will serve up a dianer in a style e pi il to that i l any hotel in the oily. If" is, as lie well deserves to he, a special favorite with t!i" travelling c< iniimnity. 1 ought to have acknowledged before this, my indebtedness to Mr. VVm. Mitiidell, tic noting agent of the Htmtd, far the prompt and careful manner in which lie has forwarded iny letters, not one of w hieli has miscarried, or been delayed. I?e is to industrious that uo competition would hive any chance here. The iveailn r is delightful, it is most refreshingly cool; hut 1 Hunk that the ladies imagine that it is too cool, as I liavejust seen them seated round a wood tire in the drawing room. To tne the mere mention of fire is overwhelming, after having been lor several days in u state of fusion Aletiiei'iiainos. United States Hotel, > Sakatoqa Springs, July I, 181!) y inuepenaenre nay? me tirami i-anry halt?rn/xiruti-.nic Extraordinary for it?Persons of Literary Eminence?The Cholera Reporter Discovered? Jits Charge against The Tribune?The New Yi.ik Store Keepers?The IPeather?More Arrivals. Hire dies, rxullqmui in e. a. This is the (lay? let us rejoice In it. ' Tho banner J pomp of war. the glittering tilus O'trr.ho'e gay t rapping* *ti rn Hellona smiles; 'I he lira/.en trump. the spirit-stirring drum, 'i iiut bid the toe detianre ere thry riime; The hero. Imuiiilini; at his country's call. '1 he glorious death that decorates his fall Seventy-three years ago, the most sublime document, in the form of a declaration of independence! that ever iftued from the pen of man, was presented to the world, in which the noblest, the purest, und the most exalted principles that ever challenged the respect, veneration, and homage of the human heart in any age of the Christian era, were promulgated, t'n that day the sceptres of the tyrant monarchs of Europe quivered in their hands? on 'that day, their thrones, erected on fraud, violence, plunder, and bloodshed, shook, as that nobleman of nature, John Hancock, affixed his hold signature to that imperishable record. This Is freedom's sal both; let it he regarded as sacred?let it ever be hallowed in the fondest recollection of every true American; and let the present generation never forget that they are the trustees of those who are to succeed as thu inheritors of their country's glory, honor, happiness, and prosperity; and, oh! if they should prove false or recreant to their trust, how terrible would be their crime! As I write, the hoys are letting off their fire-works, every one is attired in his best, and although it is not a close holiday, still, it is very easy to perceive that it is not an ordinary day. The village baud has been discoursing some of its very best music, the children are laurelling and countermarching with their little star-spangled banners, and now and then they give a cheer. The morning was ushered in with the ringing of hells, the firing of musketry, and with other manifestations of resja-ct for the anniversary of the great and cvtr-iueinorablw day?a sacreJ day in the history of human affairs. All hail to theei At Hallston, tlm oratioa was delivered by Mr. .lesson Fowler. It was u very able etlbrt, and gave unmixed satisfaction to u crowded assembly.. The learned gentleman sjtoke for two hours without haying in the slightest degree fatigued his audience. This was a compliment to the oration. There are, at Congress llull, some persons of high literary distinction, among whom is the amiable Mrs. Osgood, to whose poetic works! may with truth apply the language of Horace? " Cui runt tliriiiitr, ult/ur ?i magna tiMM/wrum." From her inspired pen have come many beautiful oflerings of exalted genius and refine.l taste. If the countenance he uny criterion whereby to judge of the qualities of the heart?and I most ussuredly believe it is?then this lady is indeed a most benevolent person. Her manner is mild and subdued, w bile the benign expression of her feat a res bespeaks her tlie possessor of that swectncsv of dia|H>siti->n and that kindliness of heart which ur- ever the characteristics of genius. There is also at that hotel the learned author of the " J^aint Ledger" papers, lie is an hlegaiit scholar, and his conversational |kiwera are of a very high order. The cholera report- r has (> n discovered. He now admits that he made a mistake, lie says that he hud merely written to the ediior of the Ti ihum upon the sulip'i t. lor hi.- private information; hut that that gentleman hud, contrary to his (the rej-orter's) wish, published his letter. This is rather a lame explanation; anil in whatever light the whole matter is viewed, the reporter is highly culpable. He lias been the means of spreading alarm, wlon there wus not the slightest reason for any, because there bad not been any case of cholera, and of doing tin injury to the village by deterring the public from coming here. To say the very least of it. the indi v ulna! in <|iiestion lias evinced u west reckless disregard of common prudence, not to speak of the seeming wiltul mendacity and desire to injure, w hp li upiM iiied on the face of Ins communication, lie now , 1 understand, charges Mr. (?reeley with a want of good faith, in having published the commcnication; but if it bad not been sent to him?as it ought not to have been?lie would have had no opportunity of violuting the confidence which his correspondent say* lie hud reposed in him ? Of the snul story, however, I say, " imlnt Ai*tl<i"r? which, being interpreted, means " tell that to the marines." Newspapers are dangerous things for the uninitiated to meddle with; and had the per-on of whom I s|>eak em,-toyed lm time by attending to Ins b'isine??, instead of gratify lug 1-is desire to appear in piuil, lie would now, fr- m ail 1 have heard, be belter pleased witli him elf. It is usual for many of the New York people, who sell light and fiuey goods, to come here for the season, on siwrulatmn. Opticians, jewellers, 1111II11:ci?, ire , have arrived, and oiiened very i, a. ,i.? .1 ..e i... i ......vr, run r. 4\\ (III IIUHI *?| nir* | If-i II IIII' II trade there i.? a neat glass ciir, in which there is 11 ic figure (beautifully executed in wax) of a Udy attired in u low sutin dress, with ? l*u in Iter h ui.I, list ready In rlrp mm n hall room The figure keep- gran lully revolving the whole lime, and is nil tilijrct of attraction. The dree* tits to (* rfe cation. Tli* fancy hall thi< year, which will come ofl on Friday, August 17, w ill he the grandest thing of the hind ever witnessed in the I niied States The facilities for giving due effect to it, will be in* i r eased a hi nil red fold above all its prrdecea-ors 'J lie new ball room will he a leading feature n the extensive arrangements w lueh are now being mad" to accomplish the ob;ect of the proprietors, which is. that the f. ncy trail of shall surpass every such assemblage that has ever thronged anv public hull loom throughout the length and tireudih of the I nion, front its formation down to the present tune. The enrden will he one blaxc of light?the trees will be hung with variegated lamps, and these will he displayed in the most faneitul and artistic manner. < 'n each of the twelve hundred feet of coluinns there w ill be a reflector, mounted on plate glass, which " With flowing trrs?es graced, and rich attire," will constitute one of those scenes which an exuuisitely gittrd ja n conjures up before the imagination. Hut here tie- splendor arid brilliancy will not lie ideal, hut a palpable reality, where, in the 1 language of the |>ocl, .11 i!?anal inlrfimr rtfali tptrmhJa In.ri fmlrnilur entiM|W pa, ant rSSrti is In hi. .hi* lal.aralt mperka : In t'tii argtnfnm sir not < nUilapi. in sure. The rrwtiM ff state a ragal pomp iaveet. / Ami splrntllil banquets for distinguished ffiie-ts Are placid in ample halls, where carpets lie Of bwullous testure. stain d with purple dye. The hoards are piled with plate of curious mould. On which appear, cmhoss'd around ia roll To sum ii|>? as the lawyers say?the hall-room, w ith its illuminations?the fair and lowly daughters n( Columbia, moving along with graceful and uiHjistie gait?some hero tit Mexico, whose once elect and roldier-like hearing was forced out ot proportion. or out of plnmh, as the architects say, by a wour.d received while gallantly leading some ek iij>on superior nutimers, or head mi m me forlorn hope, the hi I in i fd of the ladies ? tl??- orator. who by the |>ntenrv unit magie of hi? gift, has CM|>IiVHlvd while h?' ftaa delighted the senses ?>t thousands?(lie srhslar, wlio reigns su- j I'pn r in iho kingdom of letters, and of whoae I it irnryhf binwlf ii the secretary?the philosophpr. w In. sees through a benevolent medium the j faults ol h;s fellow-creatures?the |>oet, whose vocation is lo discourse ui>on nil subjects in the language of the soul? iind the |?netras. whose genius derives interest bemuse one ol her sex has luen i|iiiinlrd by nature its depository?then the if lemlid dresses unil costly deeorattons?the loudsounding music floating through the nir, and finding n retponse or nn echo among the surrounding lulls? ihen the garden, converted into one of those fairy, rr enchanted palaces, of which we read ell" o : iHe production* ol romantic and exubermt t "ii i i ti ill- supper, served up wuh all 'lie ..i? *.1 i i : iiy a;t in us highest pcftectioit?g id, to crown the-whole, the atmosphere perfumed with I the fragrance of the rose, that t ' i i i unveil* 1 Her breast of beauty, a ail each delicate bud o' the season coui jb iu turn to blooat anil parish-' ? Iteulize, if you can, the scene which I have so ' feebly sketched, und then you will h ive sortie idea 1

of whnt the fancy bull of this year, us to the dis- j tinguished personages who will be present, and us ' to the mode in which it is to be got up, is going to he. > _ ' The weather continues delightful. To-d-iy the thermometer is70 in the shnde ; at 8 o'clock A.M. it was <10. Strangers are crowding to this hotel every day. Amcthephainos. r.S. IloTKI., SARATOGA SfRINCtS, ) July 5, 1811). 5 Fa,hi on nb!t Crowdt?Brilliant and Crowded Appearance of the Dining Hall?The Afternoon und Fn ning Dresfrs of the Ludiee?Ont of Webster's Genu?Accident to the Troy and Saratoga Train ? Congress Hall?Arrival of the Hand from New York? The Weather, fyc. fyr. This evening we have quite a lever?the grand piazza is thronged. Several of the ladies and gen llcmen who are ai congress nan, nave paiu uieir friends at the 1 nited States a visit, which of course will be returned. This interchange of the amenities of life is very pleasing; it not only causes the time to pass agreeably, but it sometimes leads to the formation of acquaintances which often ripen into sincere and lasting friendship. Almost every train brings visiters; and who that can come here, will not 1 Health, enjoyment, fashion in all its variety, beauty, wealth, learning?every luxury, guity, festivity, may be had and seen ut this hotel. TI106C whose taste and feelings do not lead them in that direction, can have quiet retirement, and all the privacy of their own homes. There are those shndy paths through which, without the slightest interruption, the elderly lady and gentleman may walk, and hear " IIow the bntuches. moaning to the blast. Invite the bosom to recall the past. Ami seem to whisper, as they gently swell, Take, whilst thou can'st, a lingering, last farewell." In line, every 'aste, every desire, every temperament, und even idiosyncrasy, may be gratified. What more can be desired 1 Lvery day the dining hull presents a more brilliant htid more crowded appearance. To-day I bad to wait some time before I could get in, the rush was so great. The ladies dress very elegantly. Some in high bodies and short sleeves; this is the prevailing style. White muslin, with lace pelerines, and silks, are the materials of which the dresses are composed. Some wear their hair braided, and 'ooped up behind ; some in the Victoria sty'e, and others 111 curls, or ringlets; the last mentioned form is, in my opinion, the most becoming. It sets oil to advantage a fine face. On Sunday last Mrs. Wetmore was one of the most splendidly dressed ladies at the table. She wore a rich figured dress, over which was,thrown a robe of net; high body and short sleeves, and uround the latter was a 1 tee edging. She had ulso a magnificent pair of earrings, and on the back part of the bead was a fold of costly lace. In the evening she was dressed in black silk, or satin, I cannot exactly say which, but I think it was the former, which was trimmed according to the rules of the present fashion. Mrs. r ;,.i.. 1 i,,,u ? ,t rank in the highest fashionable circle. They are filt-o very elegant ladies. To-day, W. Wetmore. Ktq.,and his lady, dined at Saratoga Lake, and 1). l'ean, 1-Jsq., and lady have left the hotel for Lake (Jeorge, where they intend to rusticate lor a few days, utter which they will return to this sphere of fashion und grandeur. In conversing the other evening with n New York gentleman, an eminent member of the forum, w ho i.h well acquainted with the indomitable editor and proprietor of the Herald. upon the powers of the great men of this country, he told me, or rather rc|ienied to me, a burst of Daniel Webster, which, for classic grace, withering rebuke, crushing sarcasm, and to crown all, the complete annihilation of an antagonist, stands matchless and alone. During the famous passage of arms between the great constitutional expounder, the Blackstone of tlie present duy, and J. C. Calhoun, it wasrejiorted to the former, one morning, Irom various quarters, "that the war was to be carried into Africa" and there he (Webster) was to be used up, (which meant that Calhoun would meet Webster in a constitutional argument, which is Webster's fort', and vanquish bun in il.) On reaching the Senate chamber, .Mr. Webster, who had the Hour, commenced as follows:? Mm I'r??io?nt: ? As I was coming up the avenue to the capllol, this morning, it was several time* repeated to inc. and in several way*, that in the discussion with lb- honorable gentleman from South Carolina, the war ?a* to be carried Into Africa, and that t was to bo annihilated There ha* been a good deal said, Mr. President In the course of tbi* debate. In the way of boa<t and bravado, which I do not rare to understand. Il may be a very agreeable thing, for aught I know, this "carrying thenar into At. Ira;" but let ma tell the genllt uibit from South ( arolinn that however much he may test mble Sripio. and however unlike I may be to llaiiuihal, there i* one point in which the parallel will not hold Wiieii Sctpio carried the war iut" <|. , , ' llannil al wa? not at homa; I am at home -and when Ki'tpio Afritanus South < aroliaa oel* invade* my territories. I rlmll not leave their defence to Asdrubal. or Syphax eithtr. but shall advauce tny-ell to meet him ? a " ( our u r rit v r in! citii mart, nvl rirtnri'i twin." " Th?y rnssre. wl.rn either instautaaeuiK destruction or a trliiwf I.ant victory follows." j This scene took place yearn ago, and was, 1 dare any, reported at the time, in the newspapers; but, ' even so, it is one ot these mipmiylu displays of u 1 chitsicul nrd profound mind which will bear to be 1 told n thousand times, either pint rorr or in print. " Thefc feelings wide, let sen and truth imbua. To give the palm wht ra justice points it dua; Vet let no cankered calumny assail. Or round our st.iteiman wind her gloomy veil " The Troy and Saratoga train, which is due here ut half-post eight o'clock in the evening, did not arrive until alter eleven o'clock, in consequence of the riigini having broken its steam pipe, lour miles the other ride of liallaton. They were obliged to send a messenger to Saratoga lor an engine. The bund lies arrived; the scene will now be enliven ul by its i" iform.nice*, und active giiety will conim? ij< e foiiliM itli. Among tin* visiters at < '?ngre*s Hull ate Kimluill, h*<|.t hi* I t'ly auri family, I ar il the Misses Bridg'n, two rldcily ladies, who, I I ?tn inturmed, have travelled all over the Continent i't Kurt pr, mid whose conversational resumes are j lis vhih (I a* th? y arc ch inning. The army ot fsthioiiible* at the I'nited Stain Hotel in being mindly recruited ; and the weather i* still delight* 11.1, heel uic it is cool?the thermometer not ranging b. j ond iO degree*. Ai.tTHEraAiso*. U. P. lb tki., Pahatoua Pentso*, July s, (lnmt Ip/Iv <j l'i?iter??llir hathrt?llmr lilirninH ^fuahtiratinni?'Thtir t".*tly I >inm? Pntlt. Politician*, Author* anil 6ihitr*mrn?7*i< /irtil itiri ot thit Until?'/Tie Muiir?Titr fV< ujiitton* of thr M< mirtg, Aflrraoon anil AY. wi.rg ? Thr htrrt?A Pirating Im irlrnt?Thr ll. rahl, it* Pi / >t ilar it ft and lu/'unirr?CVngrri* II ill, Sarah ga one Suinhiy?Th, 11 Hitlur, 4"', The cities throughout the I'nion are still pouring in their contribution* to *well the numbers at thin hotel; there are a great marry from the sunny ' Poulh, w ho appear to enioy the numberless advantages of thi* cool and refreshing retreat. A* to the ladiee, thoae Corinthian pillar* of society, with- I out whom thi* place, a* well na all other*, would he tame, dull, and miserable, I can *ny, that there is a blaze, if I may so speak, of beauty. There are four classes? the beautiful, the eleg.utt, the interesting, and the dignified?each having it* own attraction, and all dillering in s'yle and character. I shall not commit an o fie nee against good taste by mentioning the names of those who should be ranked tinder the various head*; but ' speaking generally, I have no hesitation in saying, 1 that a more imposing, a more striking, and i hi iy i add. a more august assemblage ol female love It- i nrss, amiability and gracr, wan never before within the wulb of ilia I nit'd States Hotel. Thrrc ii 1 one young la^y of w linin I hid tempted to spank t mora pnrHcularly: she if n lovely girl about sixteen ] years of ago, har count* nunca beams with benevo- , fence. and in her soft blue eyas, "which speak a sweat language of their own," there is an exnrri- | sion w hu h denotes tin' presence of a high order ?f | intallrcr, and in figure, she t? most lady-like. As ? I cast my ryes towards her, the lines of r lite illustrious |*>et darted into my recollection:? ' When nature -tsmp'd thy bounteous birth, t 80 much perfection in the* shone, ( She fear'il that, too dltlae tor earth. The skies tit Ik tit rialin thee for their own " Therefi re. to gusrd ber dearest work, ti best onsets might dispute the prlre, t She hade a secret lustre lurk < Within these loerly. soft blue eyes, f or did those eyes ss planet* roll, I Thy sister lights would scares appear; j K'en sans, which systems now control. I Would twinkle dimly through their sphere The subject of these rrm irks is so young, tint I a shall not mention her name, lest by doing other- f wise it might cause har to blush. Of Mrs. Little 1 and her si?ter I apoka in a former letter; they are f indeed delightful women, and the centra of their t own circle, winch ia a large and brilliant one. r Their prepossessing appearance is heightened by a f sweetness o| dieiaicition, and an all ude, and ant- |i until d manner of conversation, which are the true j, lt d cation" id exalted minds, ami i f wel'-hred v SWVMfcSt i U -f ?i LU sis ,??'? sss"-'i Vj''? ,gt 9 } -C, - I - J Little, I understand, is highly educated, and with* il a lady of talent. To give some idea of the rich* iecs of the dresses worn at dinner, I shall merely nention, that a day or two ago the elegant Mrs. Wetmore appeared in one which cost eight hundred dollars, and her wardrobe, it is said, is one of [he most splendid in the country. .She is a very imiable lady, und is much esteemed by all who know her. Alexander Hamilton, Esq , his lady, and daughter, are at this hotel. Mr. Hamilton is a son of the lute gallant and distinguished General Hamilton. Anion" the late arrivals, are Josiati Randall, Ksq., (of 1'iuludelphiu,) and son. 1 need not inform yon that this gentleman took a leading part in the noniinution and election of General Tavlor. Charles A. Davis, Ksq., the celebrated (" Jack Downing") his lady and daughter; James, Esq , ol Albany ; Alfred B Street, Esq. and eon, (Mr. Street, 1 believe, is a |Kiet ) uud Dr. Carey, (of New Orleans,) und family? are also among them. Every train comes freighted with visiters for the United States. On Friday last, the arrivals amounted to upwards of sixty, and this is the rate at which they tiave been coming ever since. Congress Hull is also filling, and the Union Hate), ii very good house, is receiving its share of patronage. It is frequen'ed by the staid and sober people of the New tingland States. The grounds and garden attached to the Union are very tine. The American Hotel, kept by Mr. Wilcox, is also a popular house, and is, I believe, doing very well. The other evening there was a ball, or a dance, us some cull it, but the former is certainly the more fashionable mode of XpNMMMff it, at tile I'mon ; and among the ladies was Mrs. Pupineau, the wite of the Canadian patriot's son. On Tuesday and Friduy evenings, the balls will be held at the United States, and on Wednesday and Saturdiy evenings at Congress Hall. In obedience to my sense of impartiality, 1 must inform you that Mr. blanchard, of this place, runs a stage from the historic village of Fort l id ward to Lake tieorge, which, he says, and very naturally, is a better route, inasmuch us that the rountry through which you pass is more beautiful and picturesque, than that of his opponent, Mr. Wilcox. I cannot speak upon the question affirmatively or negatively, as I have not been that way. There is a small Catholic Church here, but it is quite large enough for the number of resident Catholics. The pastor is the Rev. Mr. Daly, a very gentlemanly man, a scholar, and an indefatigable minister ofthe gospel. In the height of the season the Springs are visited by some Catholics of distinction. The festivities have commenced, and in a day or two they will be in their full career. Schnyder';liruss Rand has invested the scene with an interest and a liveliness which music never fails to throw around it. It plays in the garden from four to six o'clock?all are attracted by its sound, and take up their places under the piazzas, where, with undivided uttention, they listen to the "heavenly maid," " whose soothing powers assuage the savage breast." The band every other afternoon plays at ('engross 1 lull, where there is a large number of distinguished visiters. In fact, the whole village is now a kind of fairy land?concerts and bulls at all the hotels every evening?in the morning, promennding, carriage riding, romancing, flower-culling,and conversing?after dinner, music of the choicest character, and most scientifically ..............I I., it,., iiuj.ninrr 11.ul.....nt i.n.l courteous interchanges of the drawing room, and the bustle of the levee, through which the symmetrical and sylph-like forms ol the ladies, with light and clastic tread, move along iujdouble quick time, escorted by some polished gentleman, (of whom there is a vast number here,) and ardent admirer, who feels, most keenly, the noble passion oi love, but who durst not breathe a word of his suffering, while to himself he says? ' Siuce. oh' wnateVr my future fate, Shall joy or woo my steps await. Temiited by love, by st-rms beret, Thine inui^e 1 can ne'er forget. May that fuir bosom never know What t in to feel the restless woe Which stings the soul with vuiu regret Of him who never can fotget." The ladies have now an opportunity of gratifying their wishes and taste, as to thvir robes and bean decorations, without sending to N'vw York or to oilier cities, us Madame 1'ayot, the celebrated dress mak> r and milliner, of Philadelphia, has arrived, and opened, as usual, a splendid store opposite lilt* United Slates Hotel. The style in which she cuts, and the ingenious way in which she provides against i**rsonal defects, set off a commanding figure, while they cause an indifferent one to ap|ieur to udvantage. So much for the art of mantua-uiaking It is laid down by the discerning and enlightened portion of mankind, that a great mind shows itself in trifles, that is, comparatively siwaking. Longinus says, that such a m nd n small niulteis, is like the sun in its declination, it retains all its grandeur, but remits it its splendor; it pleases more, but it da/.xles less. \ esterday a little incident occurred which gratified ine much. Two gentlemen were sitting together, and apparently in earnest conversation upon, for aught 1 know, some important commercial or state question, when n nurse, leading a pretty little* child by the hand, come along. One of the gentlenn n.plie father I presume,) calling it by some endearing name, took it from the nurse, and plaeiog n ii, on In- knee, w ith all th it aflectiou which KM but a parent can feel, began to sing, with all its variations, the popular negro melody of "O! Susanna, don't you crv for me." This showed how the presence of a Tittle creature can influence a great mind, for the act was a mark of greatnessarrest its train of thinking, and bring it down lo its own simple and artless level. It is, after all, in such things, that nobility and d<*pt!i of mind are to be discovered. It is well to mention, for the information of all concerned, that Virgil and If ice are the only express men who have an office at Saratoga, and that persons who wish to send parcels by it to tbis place must have them left at No. 10 Wull street. W. A. Mundell is their agent here. The eagerness with which the Htrald is looked for is astonishing. <>n Thursday evening, no Hi i-ahi, of course, and its nou-ap|>earance created a son of gloom. Several said that they felt unite m! n loss without it. J* It seems," continued tney, " thai something is missing; that there is a twit urn w Inch reunites filling up." (hie gentleman, sp *akof it, run]?" That's a great paper;" " the greatest in the I nion," was the reply; " the greatest in tilworld," was the rejoinder. Kvery ropy sells for sixpence. I pay that for it myself, lis intluen" . power, and extent, are universally admitted anil appreciated; and its founder and proprietor may tiiv, Willi Coriolanus, " Alone I did it. To day. (Sunday.) the weather is very hot. At hall-past six o'clock, A. M , the thermometer was near 7it in the simile: ami at o'clock, H w.i* hi. Tlierr has been a breeze whirli In* rfndrrfd Hip attnosphcra cool nad pleasant. t >ur village pienent'd n nioxt animated ni'tiearance after chur< h lime. I thought of II) ill- I'.irk uud the prom-n i<! hIoi g the Iihiik.* of the fVrpentiue, in London- arid il ^atatoga ciinnot bo.iat of n? mich splendor ?iiid magnificence a* those fashionable repoit*, it run, at all e\enfp. lay claim to u* much beanty and elegance. 'J'Iip I ido-a* dfp.*?pa wcrp c<?nri|io*-<| of light aiIk*. muslins, with hce and net *h twl?, and scarf*. The bonnets?I beg pardon, bat* they arc called in tli'P routilry ? I nun,- V, \v--re yry ! i-V ing. If a lady 'a walking or carriage dress w-re studded with teweis and diamond*, it would lie nothing, aa it wrrc, without thp powerful aid* ol a becoming hat nnd a neat shoe?a shoe, fastened with a sandal, which thrown out in tlip in?tep in nice proportion* Th* foot, which ia an i?o?rcle* triangle, should always he regain ted w-ith skill, *? that it may he m* n to a certain extent. Hut I np nn liend that tliope who |*>s*pm beautiful Iret know how to display them, without direction* from any one. At.ariirriiAiko*. An.Afrno II<?r?a, i Newport, K. I , July i, ww. y Thr Gciihrntion of Iht Fourth?Anothrr Srnttmtntal Journal? Nini(tUar Illation?Arrival*, 4, 4"' We have had "a great time" to-day. The Fourth ha* been celebrated w ith due aolerunity. " Sirh a getting up of stair* I never did pee." Fort Adutn*, opi*>?ite the town, thundered forth ivith the roaring rnnnon ; poldiera paraded, wiih sands of music ; an oration wa? delivered at the Baptist church ; the young firemen were out, in heir red shirt* : the streets of the town u ere warming with crowd*, anil vieiter*, nnd idler*, h'our itrimbrati brought large freight* of people romFall Hiver. Providence, and the neighboring >nrta of lthodc (eland, all come eiffht-aecing and loliday-mnkmg to Newport. The day paaeett <>fl" igreeably nnd eoberly. About two hundred people at down to dinner at the Atlantic ; hut pint aaour linnrr whj over, the ramngea rattled up to the loor, and a hungry multitude of ladies, gentlem-m. in?l gaily rind young children, nrrived, and sat Iowa to another dinner. ,S> the numheni that lined here on the ever-memorable Fourth, were xtraordinary. I took a walk, the other evening. alter the nun iad net?it wan mill n? light an day : ami ntrikinir nto one of the rural lanes that nurmund the Atlanir IInline, wan buried immediately in all the nnliude of the country. I wandered musingly along, nd at the end of the lane, with garden* and nhriilrmrien on each side, whose sweet fragrance and herring looks w>r" not <|itiie concealed hv the io?rHed fence whirh enclosed them, at a sudden utn of the walk found myself in the front of the arnnge gates of a rural mannirn which stood heore me The house w is eern from the pate at a itfle di?fnnce. standing in th" centre ot grounds nd out in all the tart* and imitation of nature rh'ch oh rai tei /< s an l>gh?h |>nk I! wan ai?itavUtl \y riC- 1 wmJingia tv!4 V .. I curves towards its doors, bordered on each side I with beds of shrubs and ilowers, tastefully disposed. It is in this pretty sty I- that the villas hers are built, in ample grounds, adjoining each oth.-r ; i winle the roads along the enclosures of these numerous villas and grounds, on the outside, formtho . rural lanes among which I was wandering. I j stopped for a while at the gate, and looked in uptn the pleasing scenery open before me, and ujion the ? house in the midst of it. which seemed like a little fairy castle erected by the magic of Aladdin's lamp in the Happy Valley. Meantime, all around was still; the voice of man was hushed ; no human foot was heard, disturbing the solitude spread over the horizon ; and the cool air of the evening, impregnated with perfume from the neighboring fields, i came like fresh life to the nostrils. The soul of I man at such a moment unconsciously yields to the external influence, and his feelings are lulled to a soothing tranquillity, assimilated to the condition of surrounding objects. I resumed my walk, after spending a few minutes at the portals ot the elegant, yet not too pretending, mansion. Such high, g?r- * geous edifices as your aristocracy build in Broadway and up-town, would not look well in the country ; they would be out of harmony with the chaste simplicity of equal nature ; and, in fact, to the eye of one contented to bean ordinary person, that which is too grand and pretending is almost as of- * fensive as that which is squalid and mean. Another turn of the lane brought me to a green opening, in the centre of which stood a silent and ^ dilapidated windmill, and close by some neat, pret ty cottages, with w ell tended gardens, occupied by laboring men and their f&rmlies. At tiie door ' of one of these cottages?which upjieared the asylum of contentment and peace?sat iiin tn, the only piece of life I saw, soothing his cares after the toils of the day, by an humble effort upon a rather (lis- 1 cordant flute, from which he drew tones, yet pleasing enough, and satisfactory, no doubt, to him. ' As 1 proceeded onward, again buried in the green lanes, the roar of the sea and the dashing of the waves suddenly struck upon my ears, and 1 could di.-tingui,-h the moaning sound of th * mighty waters, us they spread themselves out along the smooth sands, arid having spent their rage, dissolved away in frothy foam. The sea w is near, but the walls of the lanes kept it as yet from my view. A little further walk biought me to a high five barred gate, over which I clambered, and going down the road, 1 soon came in sight of the majestic ocean. It was, however, growing late, and I immediately returned, proposing to come earlier this way some oilier lime. There were so many of these silent lanes branching off in various directions, that on my way hack 1 struck into a different one to that by which I came, and went . wandering on without knowing where I was, or where the road wouid lead me. Altera little more walking, I suddenly came to the end of the lane, where u sight burst upon my eyes, which, for a moment, fairly transfixed me. I saw in front of me, at some distance on the other side of an enclosed green, a huge, gigantic, massive building, of . elegant and chaste proportions, resembling the representations and dt.-criptions given of the Acropolis and Temple of Minerva, of Athens. 1 was lost in astonishment, and could not imagine upon whut undiscovered put of the town 1 had fillen, or what this large mid beautiful building could be, which I had never seen or even heard of before. The thickening shades of twilight had now dimmed every object, and this, with the suddenness of the great and strange appearance, no doubt added to the effect and greatly augmented the illusion. Six tall, towering columns of fluted Ionian pillars supported a high tiiangular entablature or architrave ; the two solid wings of the building were of similar massive form, hut so well proportioned that nothing seemed too Urge. I gazed for a hidlilt nt in astonishment, and then as 1 began to distinguish objects lucre iu detail, I noticed that the fuirydike vision was lighted up with innumerable burning taja-rs. 1 wondered wnere 1 could be, or what U WdS I saw bt-lbrc me. Here was a new discovery?1 hud not seen or heard of such an edi- 1 lice in Newport, liy-and-by I heard the noise of j voices and carriages, postillions and horses, in front of it, which assured me tliut at all events 1 was in the laud of the living. On advancing from tie spot where 1 had stood gazing with udmiration us 1 approached?and ihe Fence before the green no longer intervened?1 could hardly believe my own eves, when, a.s 1 drew nearer and nearer, the wholc'illusion vanished in en instant, the fairiness of the scene all disappeared, urid I saw all o! u sudden that it was neither more nor less tli in the At- ? lantic House, in which, like the tenant of a feudal castle, 1 was residing; and though 1 had often sat beneath that very |>oriioo, among those giganticIonian columns, I had never stepi>ed clearly out in front, or passed opposite to it,-at a projier distance to survey the massive whole, so as to be able to recognise it when seen from a new and strange position. This is nothing singular?it is on the contrary quite common The example of numbers is on my side to justify n blindness to whit we daily see, and excuse an ignorance of w hat we daily handle. We live bcacuth an immeasurable canopy of glories, and sit, or walk, or ride, unconscious, most of us ut least, of the magnificence and splendour which surround us. The glorious sua, th bright moon, the matchless stars studding the vast cerulean expanse, are as unnoticed as if they had no being, llut, if for a moment we were placed iii n new and strange position, like as I was in front of the Atlantic House, and could take, as it were, n heliocentric view?oh wondrous sight!?how w? should stare with ecstacy and astonishment. Then, if told that we had often seen it all before, we j should not be able to believe it. It isstid, that those who for the lirst time sail southward of tite equator, on coming beneath a new linn irn -nt. and seeing strange heavens and new skies above them, with new and difh-rent arrangement of the stars, are excited to attention, and tilled with admiration at a sight w liirh produced no iniuresHinn upon them in their own country. No doubt tnis is the case. Now, if any one comes to Newi.ort, (and it will richly re|*ay the coming.) he will see fields and gardens, and rocks and islands, and forts and citadels, and palaces and cottages, and farms and villas, and woods and groves, and seas and waves, such as he may have often seen before, n* doubt, and perhaps may daily sea in other places ; bat he " will sec them in such a new position, under such a new aspect, so prettily put together, and so happily mixed, blended, and combined, that they can- | noi run, envciopea n* nicy an arc in a tread, balmy, brattitnulai llBMpijWIr to excite such ad miration and pleurure in hia mind aa he never per- H hat* experienced before in more familiar placea. Fat-hionable arrivals are announced everyday H Among oth'-ra the Pringlcs have arrived from H >i?uih Carolina, and Professor Longfellow and family are come to apend the aeaaon I ah ill give * v a fuller account in my next, which shall be less 'H MMMM and more fashionable in its topics; but now my paper is exhausted. Tiik Sckctator. Ati.amtio Hot *k, > Xkwpoet, July 7, ihi'f y A I.omk Smltii'f I'n/oitthrd?Ftar?I'jrrtlrmt*!? II.ft" .V'.' .V I'll 1,1 i ? Oil H Jt ( A lit' J'lvi .' lUr i am H JilatM^rmtnt?Onicntiflhr Order of Ttimmini/ In this place, where no cholera ia known, and the people ait down and eat and drink, without fear. the |*as, and beans, and new gptatoes, and squashes, and grass, and strawberries and cream, and icecream, and Charlotte russcs, and pure ("roton, and don't ask whether this is good or tint is bad, or if one mayor nny not eat anything?in this place, where bisliops of the church established by law, rome from Irrl.ind i?> enjoy the pure and delicious air, and build rlicmselvea vill is and mike H presentsof organs and bells to the churches?where the people are gentlemen and touch their lists to you when they meet you, and there are no poor, and the fishermen are poets,and the visiters are princes and princesses, or ut least arc honored and treated lis il they were?w here I am eittMf down lo write H a letter dr omni/nts rt/'n* fl i/ru tsskin a/ng, about everything, and a little more besides, destined, like others in the crowd of natter, lo bed * H in s drawn and never more see the light?in this | lace, I am pre vented from ending my sentence as it should In' by. little l'ii inJ roni'iiotmn in the hall. 1 run to one of the front windows, where tic emad of drum and ombil, ami horn and llute, has slreaJy drawn a little crowd together, and peer curiously between th? cheeks ot ladies, and over thr ?KniilJ?. . ?i- * , ??..... ... mum, iniy? ana . < hembertneKl*, imeesof hamssity, ell fore m sweet confot.tided together under the common inynlae nl curiosity, to see w lint is tin-hi itter. It is a g;iv and lively procession of Welch's circus compney. A splendid car comes along, drawn liy twelve chestnut colored horses,richlyceparisoned, timl a lively band Irom it left makes tic welkin echo with the loud Bi tes ot the wi II played music. Wh it an excite* inent t<>r tlie boygol the town of Newp irt' As they meet etch other at the corears ol the streets, th** H talk Is ehoet tothli| but the ciroee. It is to them H wl...t tin' 11 nl ot the world is to the MiUerites H lomethtag (rsed, greet end ewiertegi trhieh Bile H the eeunel mea with wumlsrmsel mm mmiSsmi. Voe may tie m cell eciees the street to one eeetht r, ea tin > see along, " I eejt, Jun, ar ynu |oteg to the circus ? urn imir vchi nrr enticrn away trom a ?tioih engagement, and diUMfclj in a hrmvn -tiidy l?y H wine little frivolity, it la not easy to get lifk again ??o lu re goes for a lounge and a aaunter; and it not anpiwil and f *< Hed ouraelf, at le* it to look on others that are so. The little world of Newport la in commotion ; the fashmnablea are out taking tlie air. the rich euuipagea drive by ; the Ocean H House and the Bellevue send out their >|aota of gay promenadera; the officers from the lurt atroll along in military ondreae, ogling With 0?110? H reaped the unconscious ladiea. A young cavalirr cornea along on a spirited charger. Hut what HUN that I.or-', all ot a MM? N H und plunge, and prick up his ears, and wli-e| {(.MI tM IVUbv, air J ettad SU. .!??

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