Newspaper of The New York Herald, August 11, 1855, Page 2

Newspaper of The New York Herald dated August 11, 1855 Page 2
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we waters where there are now oal> cottages, and Ke ?b< se KtffhUuia.-< >nd Long Branch *tt fanioua Newport er Cape May. W. Highland op Navksjnk \r.g. 5, 1865. J'k^tartat* from the JleraJd? JV.r L'necrvpuloui ?h+9? Advantage* of .Xaoetink at a Watering Place- Surf Bathing and River Butting. I have bad occasion to observe that tome interest teg information concerning the mariner of obtaining mewt* by steamers <it Handy Hook, which came under my ?toervation, and was recorded in tin* columns of v?ur paper, was copied by -onie of \ our cotempora ?ies, from the Philadelphia Ledger, and by them wedited to that journal, when they must have known It was taken Irom the Herald. It seema to me that those very sheets tiiat depend the mo-t upon the Hmiin'a columns, are the most loth to acknow ledge it, fearing lest the public may ascertain the bit that their very existence depends upon your yaper: and so they give credit for what they steal to my other plausible souroe; but that sort of thing ?an not be done without detection, far your correspon dent* are uhinuttous, ami are somewhat jealous for fi?e rights of their great exponent. Since the accident at Coney Island T have thought nach as to what there is in the snrf excelling any other form of bathing, that ho many should go 1'airfy wild upon the subject. The only reason I can po?sihlv adduce in, fashion ! To be sure, there are those whose lymphatic temperaments urge them to breast the waves and realize positive enjoyment from it; bat about two-thirds never venture beyond their depth, bat paddle around in shallow water, instead ?f taking a good bath. Now. at this place. the quiet liver affords a most luxurious bath for the timid amateur, and abundance of room for the practised trimmer, while on the opposite bench the broad Vlantic greets us with an incessant doll roar, aft'ord teg plenty of scope for the wildest ambition in surf jtethlng. .Alpha. LONG BRANCH. X..J. ? Jrken's Hotkl, I Long Branch, August 7, 1855. J $*mnur S{X>, It ? Fishing tctth a Pitchfork ? The Orop a ? The Hotel ? ? Sale of Lund I. tits ? Tiot" H*g Match, fyr. Lost week, all along shore, we had great ?port matching horse mackerel. Lines, with ?? squids" at" inched, were thrown in the breakers, and drawn ont. with a perseverance worthy ot' " sheep's head'' or ?tea basa. The porpoises were chasing the blue fish, the blue fish were after the horse uiaiskt rel, and the horse mackerel were after small fish ? a \ery exciting seene on the whole. But, although the lines were ?a?t in pleasant places lor hauling in any reasonable amount of fish, yet we noticed one man (we believe an Irishman) who, characteristically enough, pre ferred fishing for them with a pitchfork. Success 4Mwned bis efforts. Wc notice that one of your Newport correspond, eat? speaks with hearty horror " of persons in the garb.of men'' (ia that the legitimate expression?) Mending Abuir hours in the billiard rooms, attending M iflSSj ln*4oa<3 of lx5v>g th<' ladies minding their Ps and C'S. Jjlrcii ^nduct is higlily reprehen sible. Tendencies of a sinrStF k."ld having been ob served at the Branch, the e-.?!"^? 11 "8t?? ! P^X who went crabbing un-ladi<'d? WTero arrested, tried and condemned to pay an oyste^/i"')Ptir' ex" Miople promises well. V, ? , ,, , . A Little rain would prove aeceptaufcj01 ?ound iheiie, but we doubt if It would a vcfy .w<r. <?me gneat to the farmers. Present pr ?te a very abundant yield for the corn ?rope in this vicinity. We do not reipcmbei ever seen, at this season, the woods and fields p. \ f j _ a fresher hue of verdancy; and all this we owe to ijV i misty, moist, damp and rainy weather we have a\J KMkd at so much. xhc hotels here are all well fdled, and the season in a good one for the proprietors. There are fewer transient visiters ? th;it is, pei aons who conic only lor a few days? than I have seen at any of the other watering places. The sale of land ? lots advertised to be sold by Messrs. Thomas & Sou ? came oft on the .id. The location was excellent, the lots having the use of a fine bathing ground, A c., but the biddiug was limited, and only about a tilth of the lot# advertised were disposed of. What's the use of a cottage ? " one of them live dollar huintteodi," bo much desired by J. Ca*ar Hannibal ? when you can get into a comfort able hotel? A " trot'' over the sea-shore road called out all the vehicles in the place on Friday last. The scene was quite an exciting one. Onkahye. Metropolitan Hotci., ) Long Branch, N. J., Aug. H, 1855. f A Compariton of Advantages Between City and Country Life- Beauties of /xntg Branch ? Con templated Improvements? Distinguished Arri tuia, frc. However high the thermometer may range n New York, or however Lot. Professor Aleiiam may cook kin "heated term," their efterts n|>on us here full harmless. With a never failing breeze and au "en tire absence of mosquitoes," we aro enabled to walk apon the beach, to ride along the coast, to sit on the fiuEza, or throw open our doors and windows for a free circulation of air, without any fear of the con sequences. I pity yon jtoor devils in the city. Wedo not boast. it is true. of a splendid raouu tain prospect, although an in laud view, with the Naveaink mountain as the background, is not to be iexpised ? but we have a word to say of our ever ?hanging, never tii iug punomaric sea view. Kvcrv vessel that passes .Sandy Hook, outward or inward bound, fills up our picture: steamships cease to be u Bovelty, and it is no uncommon thing to count Ave or six at a time. The luxury of surf bathing, not withstanding the bad repute given to it at Coney Island, is enjoyed kere by men, women and children; all go in with a will and with the fullest confidence, but not until CapL Ham Mcl.ane hoists his white Hag. announcing the proper time of tide and the absence of the under tow: and even then security is made doubly secure by the employment of expert swimmers, ropes and ] surf boats. The arrivals at tlte Metropolitan continue al the vate of thirty and forty daily, and mauy ol' the other smaller honses are also well patronized. Several beautiful private cottage residences have recently been erected, jnd site* are selected for others. At the present moment. tl?e < o;isi is occupied at least a ?ile in extent with houses, public una private. The rich fertile soil, with its waving llelds of corn, wheat suid grass, extending i<> tlw water's edge, offers in ducements unequalled by the u-ual sandy shores ol ?Kwt sea ski< pliioes. Covernoi Price and family fstill continue at the Metropolitan, tlovemor Pollock, ?f Pennsylvania, is experted in a day or two, and everv part of the Union is t airly le presented by per sons of distinction. Some one told me yesterday that " Live Oak " tleorge had engaged rooms, and would !#? lieic alxnt tin' loth of the month. One thing is certain llieee i< no getting over it that if l/ong Branch is not at the lie.wl ol tite listot watering places, it deserves to he. To-morrow. I ?liall ride over to the pro|iertv of the Jarsev Fonrierife llialans tl?e last leaf upon the tree," now (tattering under tltc hammer of the au< - lioneer, and comiiiK to tlie block next October. I'll ?take a survey or the " domain," and in my next give yon the result* of my oWrvations. Amiqo. (^rein's B ith Hoti l.> Ijono Branch. N.J.. Angost I?, l*6o. \ Tfie AUvunJagi * of 1/iiHf; Brunch as u Summer He snirnre ? The llate/s ? Vitrei emunious and L'uos ? ttnlatuHH Chai meter of th> flare ? Amusements. Among the thmsind and ouei place* of sumwr resort in the vicinity ol XewVork.lt i? a matter of fmrprise that the matiy advantages of l.ong Brauch fdnold not tie mov< extensively appreciated by your I citizens. Situated .it ||^ mile> ANMN from New York and a"-. s*ible every day, in atom throe hour*, by ih< learners O an Wave and James t 'liristoplier. it eertaiuly off. r* namv ndnoeayut* for a rr?idrnre during the warm months. There are nine hotel. Inn. having acfommo.lv tsww< for over two tlxsisano persons: and a? we re eeiv the Hjcralo < tery morning, we are kept post ed on ?1l gutters occurring in tin* l??y world. Them are many citizens of New York here, at pre sent, k utt< nti among the vanouj hotel* though the Uctro(K>liun ma\ be u-.mied an the one more exclusively patronized by your citizen*. fhe advantaiten ot I s>ne Branch mav be summed i?V ss follows, xi/. tv aw n< , of that ultra fa-h ionable mania which renders a sojourn at ?rac oth er places tedious, and also the ?,rv fl,w .,fait young men" who nmain here, where every thing is entirely too tame far them. The snrf is magnificent, and the bathing gronnds sale, and immediately contiguous to the hoteN. j|le *iew of the ocean, studded with -teamer* and ?nil^ jng craft bound to or Ifvw New yprh, always ' t"r? i-VtiR, while drive the bank n Me wl of the day, wui fanned by a r.frcsiiinn sea breeze, w really delirious. The Muroandiug country, too, m .>*!? brated for its many brautitul drives. The hotels here appear to he all well k%,pt, with lean, airy rooms anil good faro, sueh is the fune ral report of those from the other hotels with whom 1 have conversed; and of the Bath Hotel I can -peak from personal observation. The necessity of feeing servants in order to obtain proper attention at the table in entirely obviated here? and in thin respect it in worthy of example by the hotel* at sonic other watering places I could name. The amusements are sufficiently varied to prevent rnnui, and yet devoid of that excitement and dissi pation which sometime* fend the vi niter home again In a worse -ute of health than when he left it. At the Bath Hotel there have been several grand displays of fireworks. There have beeu hops con certs. scrub races, sack laces, Ac.. Ac. Taken all together, I know of no place better adapted to the invalid, the seeker after health, the weary mar of business, and families. I have visited all tlie fashionable watering places of the country, and 1 unhesitatingly give it the preference over any other seaside resort for rational enjoymeit. Let those of your citizens who are sceptical on this sub ject, and who can appreciate quiet and repose, make a visit to Long Branch and teat the truth of the as sertion. RED BANU, N. J. Red Bank, Aug. 8, 1855. One of tin Craft on hit Summer Rumbles ? A Pr, lit er under a Red Bank Fig Tree ? The IVife und the Children taking their Share of the Sport ? Pillage of the Jee Safe ? Xarroto Escape from Drotcn ing. 4re. I ha\ebeen passing some pleasant days down here, on Shrewsbury river, and, being one of the craft, you would, perliups, do nie and yourself a fa vor by inserting this. All is not gold that glitters, neither should- men oL small mea us be crowded out of the public prt>s because they cannot employ re porters to chroniclc their little enjoyments. We wished a cheap trip lor ourselves and little ones, and therefore took the steamer Ocean Wave, from the foot of Jay street, la^t Saturday, for Red Bank. The house is kept by ex-Alderman Isaac B. Smith, and for real comfort and country enjoyment it is everything that could be wMied for. We get our vegetables from his garden, and the milk ami eggs arc of the unsophisticated growth. We have plenty of Shrewsbury clams ? Shrews bury oyster?; ? Shrewsbury blue fish, and Shrewsbury chickens. We have drives aud sailing parties, and wo have plenty of shade, on the grounds and vicinity. There are no mosquitoes and few flic*. I cannot af ford to visit Saratoga or Niagara; but this three shilling trip, with small charges ut the hotel, just comes within the capacity of my purse. The child dren are sporting on the grass while 1 am writing, and the wife is rolling ten pins in the bowling alley. My expenses arc not more here for living than in New York city, at my own home, and here 1 have everything fresh. Cucumbers are wholesome down here, and 1 might almost say green apples. Somebody made free with our ice-box, an evening oi two since: it is a large one, and stands out doors, without a lock. It was relieved of all the beef, pork and lamb, together with a large Shanghai chicken! Smith will lie obliged to mount a Paixhau for its protection, else famine may prevail down here. A small lad tumbled into the water from the dock the other day, and would have been drowned but lor the prompt aid of a carpenter who was at work in the vicinity. 1 would gladly give his name, but it lias slipped my memory. Yesterday we took a yacht and ran down to a j hotel kept by Mr. Slamm-' brother to I-evi I).? some lour miles. ' There is an exclusive French or Oi man house Jherc. which admits no Yankees. I inspected the premises, and ma.v inspect them again, when I Mill give you still further information. Mr. slamm's r^cc is small, but it is well arranged, and guests ^jpViade comfortable. Aj/Hg^ther. j am enjoying myself as well and cheaply 93 man Can expect to. 1 caunot visit Newport ol- Tb<- Wftyt/i Sulphur, but a little fresh air is ncceawry for a ih/bqu^uyc in the summer season, and I BO belter rem# than Red l!nnk. A Print**. VUOCUE, I.uXti ISLAND. \ Qt'OGUK, L. I., Aug. 0, 1855. The Scenery and Natural Beauties of tyuogut ? Its Population of Babies? iln Hotels and Boarding \ Houses ? Etymology of (jt togtte ? Distinguished Visiter* , ?*c., 4*c. Among the many interesting letters in the Hkr \u\ from the various places of summer resort, T have us yet seen none from the charming place bearing Hie euphonious appellation of Quoguc. Now, snch an oversight as this cannot l? endured for a moment by tlie denizens of the place, and the sooner it is remedied the better. To this end vour humble ser vant has taken up the pen, and for once ,-onght to win the appellation of "our own correspondent.'' Qnogne, then, is situated on the south Hide of Long Island, on the ocean. It i* distant about ninety miles from Brooklyn, and eight from Riverhead, on the Long Island railroad. After reaching River head by the cars, yon vide through the woods some two hours, over a sandy road nearly as white as Mr. Greeley's bat, and through a forest of little stunted pine trees and scrub oaks. This truly charming ride accomplished, yon arc at ^uogue. It is not a village, for there are no private bouses here, but simply a collection of boarding bonscs. These are four in number? Foster's, Howell's, Port's and Cooper's, ftach of thei-c establishments has it* own < hamplon, but all are comfortable. There are nearly Juo per *ons at these houses, and children hy the dozen ? in fait, go where yon will, yon aits sure to meet a babv. < >o up stairs, and just aft you reach the middle of tlie staircase down corner Imby head over hteis, nearly knocking you over, and making the whole house resound with its mclodv. 'io down stairs, and a sudden irruption of children rushing np stairs nearly precipitates you headlon?, while n Iran tie shout ol 'triumph Hues through the house. \',o out for a walk, there is the indefatigable baby in bis willow carriage, making laces at all who pa-s him. <!o on the beneh, there is the ubiquitous, never-tiring baby, squawking feebly a- his uuiBe plunges him in the wax i s, and in a great state ol indignation at mankind in general, and his unfortunate lemale at tendant in particular. Quoffue, you must know, mean- "clams;" and it indeed merits the name, lor more delicious bivalves nevet slipped down the throat ol mortal man since Noah embarked in tlveavk (wonder il he had clams') than wt> have every morning for breakfast. They say the place got its nam. in the following manner: The Indian squaws who used fo inhabit l-ong Island, anmid at the large size of the clams found here, i*l'.ed them "hogs." IVople who heard ol this, called theui "squaw hogs.'' The transition was easy to "squogues," bimI next to "qnogues," and bciioe QlK>gl;e. If this place were only more acce.<*ible it would soon vie with any of tlie urinous b]e watering pi ices that are now so much frequented by our citizens. It has u beautiful beach, line surf. aud. what is strange to say, no undertow. In fact, no aceuli nt has ever occurred to any ot the bathers Is ri Tlie ls>:irding houses an- about a quarter of a mile from the U-ach, am) evcrv luoiuing our good Mr. I nster has his carriage ready at half past ten j A. M.. t?? carry us to bathe aud there, arraj isl in all sorts nf restumes, tlx- bonnlers pa\ their ri-Hpeeta to old Neptune, li' tlw I'autnsticals . ire ever at a loss for .1 new <lr? ss. let tls'iu conic down her" and thej will lind inanv surpassing in eH'Ct anything ol which that worthy regim< nt ever dreumcd. Vfter batliing we come Wk an"' dress for dinner, ami tin n spend the afternoon in reading, or walking on the smcJi. as tancv may dictate. \ very favo rite walk is to the ?? wreck,"- an unhiekv brig thai east it* bone* ashore last spring, and uow lies cm Is'fkied i'l the siiul a'*>nt a luih Ul>\v our house. It is called tls' liBcy Ctlen. l'crliaps it was hialt by smiie young mariner, who u.itneil it after flw girl of his heart. Hut alas, the Lucy Kllen is stranded. Ktul n ill never auain ri<lc the waves like a tiling of life. Let us hope th< real Luc* Kllen. i?e she who she may. has not shared the sad fnt??of hor namesake, aud is not a shatter -d wr ? k on the ocean of Life. If will lie quite superfluous In tell yon of the " lieanties" down heir, when rou hear that they are most of tlietn from llnsikl. ti. That's enough ! New York can boast too of her fair M tie ? . and other phu ea art well represented. ' General IH.\ and family ate staying at Howell's. His son. the Rev. Morgan A. IHx. read sen (?and preached for us last >umhiy. and his sermon will long live in our memories, not onh for thegniceand elegance of its delivery, hut for the touching and U'untiful precepts inculcated in language alike har monious and vigor si-. Main others, famous in the commercial emporium and the ptofessional arena, are here. Messrs. iHiniel Lord and l>an. Marvin: Ks<|S.. of the N< vv York bar the latter cd" whom is just reo vering trom his recent severe accident are seeking in the harmless amusement* of the seaside a re laxation from tlie m<>ntal toils that so aeverelv tax A lawyer's strength. Mr. Morris, the ('resident of the l.opg Iflltod Railroad Company, JU. Woodward, of Brooklyn, and others, s?ell our company; 011 the whole, we think we can throw down the glove to Saratoga or Newport, without any very groat ap prehensions of the result. But the nvuJ in just ? >C, so I most. conclude; bat if you print this I Bhall soon tend you a further account of our doing* at (^oogue. McPBlflTOFBfcLVS. Howell Horse, ? Qtooce, L. I., Aug. 7, 1&W. J Advantages of tyuogue at a Summer Retrtut?fti Buthing and Spoiling Facilitiet, Hotel Accom modation*, fre. 1 notice your valuable journal receive'* corres pondence from numerous watering place*, but not a word from Vfuogne. Now, this is not right; let me inform your readers that Qnogue is not in the darkest comer of the Uaion; its geographical posi tion is od the south side of this island, about eighty miles from your city. It is reached by railroad to Riverhead, at which place yon are received by the prince of whips, the ever-obliging John Martin, who conveys you in one and three-quarter hours to this quiet and pleasant little village. We have among us some of the most respectable citizens of your metro polis, who contribute greatly to the liveliness of the place. For health and refreshing breezes nothing can surpass this place, it being within ten minutes' walk of the ocean, where the luxury of surf bathing is enjoyed in perfection. It is a wonder that, in stead of hundreds who arc here, there are not thousands. Qnogne is not exceeded by any ocean watering place, save Newport, and there only in fashion. Here we are not tied down to ceremony, but are as free us air, enjoying the luxury of dress ing as we please, and no comments. Three miles off, at the Inlet, lovers of fishing can indulge in their favorite sport. Blue llsh are taken in large quantities; thirty have been taken in two hours witli a single squid. Striped bass have made their appearance; three were taken the other day, the largest weighing ll.V pounds. Trout are also to be had in the various "ponds from one to six miles distant. A good shot cun lind plentv of amusement here. Dovitchers, yellow legs ducks and robin snipe arc ?n our table almost daily. We have with us the Napoleon of shots, Colouel P., from your city, who has bagged his hundreds already. Some days he spreads on the piazza the trophies of a da v s work, numbering as high as ninety. Mine host of the Howell House is as active as ever, although he has seen seventy summers. He gives us an excellent table, and allows his accom plished grand-daughter to preside at it. We have a number of charming young ladies with us. but arc lamentably short of beaux. Can't you send some along ? They will receive a lieurt.v wel come and he treated kindly. Quantlc. HATH, U)N<; ISLAND. Bath Sea mm?, ) Long Island, August 6, 1&3">. | Crowded Slate of the Village ? Project for the Erec tion of a Magnificent Hotel on the Site of the Old Bath House. Kvery spot capable of affording even the most in different accommodation is now crowded with visit ers. It is impossible to supply the demand for rooms, and new buildings will have to be erected to provide against the rush of next season. A grand project of this kind is now ou the tapis, and will no doubt be ca mod through. It is proposed to form a joint stock company, with a capital of one hnmlred thousand dollars, to purchase the present Bath House and grounds, and to erect u magnilicent mansion on its site. 1 have seen the plan of the now building, which hours a close resemblance to the principal front of W indsor Castle, in England, and will bo u most imposing structure, it will uc commodate an i nun out*' number of inmates. Bkac XAsn. CLARENDON ISVRINCS, VT. CLARENDON Sra\,H3, Vt., Aug. 9, lKj.'i. The Hotel ? liide from Rutland ? The Springs? Analysix <J' the Water ? Their Efficacy for Scrofulous ' and Ci'tanco>*n Diseases ? fVtuki, Scenery, *c. The hotel at Clarendon Springs Is a largo, three story house, built chiefly of brick, with a piazza to every story. It is situated on a side hill, with half a dozen private dwelling houses near liy , and is sur rounded by mountains. It is seven miles from It: | I nd, and the drive is h very pleasant one. At Cen tre llutland you pass u water-fall, white with per petual foam as it dashes down over and among the rocks. The entire rout# is alive with innumerable birds: the little yellow bird, with bis brilliant plu mage of gold and black, and his unequal flight, flut tering from the sober mulleu top to the gorgeous thistle-flower; the honest rebin red-breast; the mournlul phoelte bird, with its continual see-saw mo tion while sitting, sacred and secure by superstition from all harm: the buoyant and aerial swallow; the petite wi en: the cat bird, alias the northern mock ing bird, safe in some bush or thicket from the cruelly of mimic sportsmen; and the vindictive king t'ird. little, but strong, whom shot will hardly kill, with whom might is right, whose small lieak and petty talons hsve plucked many a feather from the backs of great hawks. Butternut trees stand by the road side with their clusters of green nuts and their delicate foliage, inhuMted, as usual, by the sprightly red sqniriels. As horses und carriages ran always lie had at Rutland, that is u good point to Itnivo the cats in cowing ncte, though tlie West Rutland utatioh is two miles neater. That is five miles distant , and is the neatest station. There air one hundred nnd thirty guests here now: they come mostly for the pure ait and the spring water. The smittg is only a few rods from the house, just across a cleat stream of water "hat comes rush ing rapidly down over tl>c boulders lyini; in its bed, |Hud is spanned here by a wooden bridge thirty or forty feet in length. Analysis of this spring water shows the following result: ? OVK IIJUUN, OR S ?') I full l\i >t?* ol 1HK WATV.ll IUVTAINS fitrbotiic a ci<t }:? ti>,t<i cubic inches. Nitrogen 9.?H1 Carl otmle of lime ".0-.! grain-. Min iate ot lime, I " II I |tlt;< le it! M?lil 2.74 i i?. ol msgur-iii. ) 100 . t felt OltilMfii IH? <;?? V Ml* tf WAS BVOIVBI M!<?M T8B W AIM! CONM.sJ* ?f Caits iyo aci<l fa? .. .... 0.05 ruble inches. Oxygen . I.?*t0 Nitrogen ' t?8.46 '? The water boils up from the grontxi in twoor tbree places, and there K rump real or fancied difference fietween 1 hem. For scrofula and cutaneous diseases this water is believed to possess wonderful virtues. It is used both for drink and bathing. Well authen ticnted stories ot almost miraculous rare* are told. Ibr. Vrecraan, of New York, recommends it very highly for the gravel. It is clear ntui nearly tasteless. There is a bowling alley Is louring to the house. Tin shooting ami fishing of the neighborhood are uot remarkably good. The greatest attraction is the walks. Yon can scarce! \ imagine a more dcl-ghtfnl stroll thi n over these even varying hill sides, cover ed v. it li short . green ^rass? for they arc nscd as pas tures?ami -liaded li\ the clean rock maple and beach. and otb< r forest trees, scattered, sinjrly or in clusters. NKWPOBT. ?BR SrBCUL COWWSPONW.NCE. OrttN Hot sk, N I W PORT (R. I.), \UK'l<t4. 1W"). t>" A*< ?s it h I ml ash It of C'oircipondriiti ? .Vfi'su'MS nf tht Passage /'? nsper/s of the Srn hod IVaimitg I'lorr Brllr ?, j'rmn u .Yeip Paint til Vine Snot >* and S'ifn(/| ? Singing Bird $ at \t trpoi I t.n drrngr ami Riigno/i H, rowing 'Chat iilhlr ? ,V? />('</ Fixed l"< lif Rrjattu? Hot tht. <?/?. I adhere to my original opinion, pron ulgated --imc time since, that there is Did mneli .it .V- wport e v cept di??t, talking and pi?tol galleries. Several in dustrious corres|MiuileiUs have m?nsirad to pick np charming little loeil item* trial >e to r- l ?.? ??ts bin and other ingenious arraugem< ntsfot evincing away one's small Change; but it is . !l\aiiit) til iln*t . U emptim ?"*. The curr??po'i'lettt* alluded to are. however, entitled to praise fm luakinp > nmnv words out of such sin. II materials. I left New York in the Kinpiir -state pomi Wit with good |>ei>ple about her. Tlierp ? is a great crowd, 'lite >t.'te rooms wen all taken l*>rt!is grew acarce larsi uiunUrs of pottle octiiniod plc.isi.nt coaches on the floor ?? tl)e state room sa loon. while nther', still more nnfortanate, sought slumlstr in eh. lira and npoit lounges arttullv coa* trived so as to give one aa utQch (uiin . j p<?s-ii,ie. I hesrd one gentleman, wlio uauall> inliaiiits ? fine suit? of tooni* in >aint Mark's phe e, imploring the waiter U> gi< ? him s shakedown wlierr the pnune iiadi is would not triad ufHin him. That's the re ward of going away from home for pleasure? Hut in spile of all its iuconveulMosa, this must l* con sidered the hr*t ixsitf to Newport. It ? a gie^i Oeul bettr than being jolted all day over a bad railroad, aud suffering three hours from the Btench of a little, dirty, sputtering steamboat. The Empire State last night t rought down about five hundred passengers, inekding many for Newport. They all slept some where. although the ingenuity of Mr. Clerk Simonds was considerably exercised in stowing them away. The prospects of the season here are fair. There are atwut three hundred people at the Ocean House, (eighty arrivals yesterday); the Bellevue, a small house, is full.und there is a good number of guests at the Atlantic. The number of beautiful cottage residences on the island has increased fifty per cent since my last visit here, and this, of course, dimi nishes the receipts of the hotels.

There may be some pretty women here. I have not had the pleusnre to see them, however; and I have not that excessive fulness of imagination which makes Miss Blank's pug nose a "classic Grecian;" or which transforms Mrs. Dash's forty years und badly concealed wrinkles into the fully developed symme try of matronly charms. To me women at watering places, with a few exceptions, are manikins who ex ist only in the adoration of snobs, and who are brilliant only in the ratio of the number of their flirtations and the depth of their floonces. Don't they look "pretty" in their dripping bathing dresses, as they rise from the sea, not like Asphnn dite, by auy means, but closely resembling the Furies ! But what is woman that we should make account of her? And what is a snob that we should waste ink upon him ? Let us turn rather to Newport, as it is? the gem of Rhode Island, the paradise of New England ? in the full glory of its delicious climate. They say that Anne Hutchinson was " exiled " to this island from Massachusetts Bay colony. If Gov ernor John Winthrop had pronounced such sentence, the heretic might have truly imitated the Roman statesman, and cried : "Banished! I thank you for it I" I should like to be banished here for six months in the year. The atmosphere is deliriously bracing, and when the thermometer does get high, the weather never seems hot. Ah ! what heresy in man to mav such divine perfection of the beautiful in nature, by such monstrosities, which pretend to be the perfection of art ! The artist world is pretty well represented here by M'lle La Grange, Signors Briguoli, Amodio, and the Germanians- not quite equal to the Germanians of former days. I believe l>a Grange sings here, for the first and only time, on Monday, at a concert to be given at the Roman Catholic church, in aid of a charitable object. Brignoli, " the handsome tenor," also assists, and then1 is supposed to be a tremendous excitement in the fashionable world in consequence. The artists would be great favorites here, but they don't happen to speak English, and oar watering place belles are not distinguished for the extent or brilliancy of their accomplishments. Very few of thein have a "speaking acquaintance" with French. 1'oor things ! Things are not very lively here. Thero is some trouble about the regatta, aud the day for it is not yet fixed. If the arrangements for it are to be as stupid as they were last year, it would be just as well if it never comes off at all. It is here as ever before. The same ronud of amusements ? the same bathing, the same dresses and the same promenades to astonishing music after dinner. The hotels seem to be better ? the Ocean is really very comfortable. W. M ? Newport, Aug. 7, 1855. City Brlln ul Newport ? An Eye to Beauty ? A . (jfoaperison of Personal Attraction* ? Politics at t a Discount, Sfr. I hare been wandering among the different hotels here, and will give your readers a few items as re gards the ladies in t! is fashionable watering place. Among the arrivals at the Touro House, is Miss B ? n, of New York. She has a tall and graceful fi jure, an intelligent and pleasing face, with beauti ful black hair, sparkling eyes and rosy cheeks. Mrs. C ? k, of New York, is also at this house. She was a decidcd belle at the Oc an two summers ago; Miss J? s, of New York, has u, very pleasing face ? dresses elegantly. Miss B ? d. of Albany, is tall aud grace, fill, and very agreeable. The first of last week , i t was re ported that a celebrated l>ellc was soon t? arrive at the Atlantic. On Wed nesday she made her appearance at dinner, accom panied by her parents and a iriend. As she came In, ell ejes were turned npon her; and truly she created a sensation. She is tall, and the very embodiment of case and grace ? has an exquisite figure, jtt black hair and eyes, tlmt sjieak their own eloquent and ex pressive language. She danced in the parlor on Friday evening, and is one of the most graceful dancers ' have ever seen. Such is Miss S?g, of Philadelphia? beyond all question the Belle of New port this season. * Miss r ? s, of New York, is also very beautiful, and creates a decided sensation. Miss C? 1, of Baltimore, is an interesting young lady, and has many admirers. At the Bellevue there are also many beaotil'nl women, Indeed, I think that Newj?ort this year has lar rooic than its shave of these gems of crea tion. Mrs. J)? n, of Natchez, is as beautiful as ever, and receives a greut deal of attention, which she ml v deceives. The beautiful Miss E. W? y, of New Hampshire, who was a belle at the Ocean one season ago, has just arrived at the Bellevue. and is as charming as ever. There are not as many visiters at Newport this season as usual, bat we that are hcreeqjoy ourselves as mn< h. The HwifiB is onr great comfort , and is sought lor with much avidity. One evil we are rid of here? that is, polities, and we have no reason to regret it. X. NEW ROCHF.LLE. Neptune Hoi/he, ) New Rocokllk, Aug. 8, 1855. f Stnirni oj Ntto Hoclttll"?Ht Early Uintorif ? Fa filitit* of Acctts ? Amuummt* ? Solium and Utovihrrn Watering Plarts ? A Hint to Dytpep tic Editcra, 3r<\ I arrived lu re n ffw days afro with no iuteutionof remaining for any length of time, l>ut such is the 1 tieuoty oi' this spot that I am induced to extend my visit for some day* longer. Taking a ride aroand tlie country yesterday alteruoon. I wan struck with the picturesque character and variety of itn scencry. ft was, id your mule!* are aware, settled by the ancient Huguenots: and amongst their descendants 1'ereand in the city of the Kinpire State, are some of the most enterprising and respectable of <mr citi zens. The < miitry around aliound* in beautiful couutry seats, the facilities of communication with which from the city renders thciu a* accessible as the snborba of New York. The ti.ads in the immediate vicinity of this neigh boi hood, leading to Tlirog's Neck, have all the uni formity of a plank road. I have never seen more level roads for beautiful drives. Yachting, Hshing.and all iinnatic sports, ave in abundance. I rom the Nep tune House. which faces the river, and which over looks the Sound, we bad an excellen. view of the regatta that took place at tJlen Co. e on Friday last. Visiters In le cijoy themselves in rowing, fishing, riding, howling, or whatever other amusement their pleasure sir*ginls. To gi\ ?? variety to our sports, we h;?d <>n Sa'urdav evening Inst (Tiristv's Minstrels, who were especially engaged for the guests of the Keptunc Hmise. They discoursed, of course, their most eloquent mnsic.and everything went off charm inglj . Tlieic are a great nunilicr of guests stopping here, among wl.oni are pome of our most distin guished and r.o'td citizens. I observe particularly the Hon. Judge (ireen C. Bronson, Mr. Ncilson, the President ol the Sun Mutual Insurance Company, who are here with their families, besides others ot general note. We lia\e n fair share of the lieauty of the watering places, and as much, I dare say, of their iigTC?Hi>lenest) and sociability. I think "were the Southern country editor, whom the Evening 1'iHit regards with so much honor for finding fault with Northern watering places, and u|?on whose dyspeptic account the editor ol the /???/ thinks the C'uiou ought to l>e disMilved, to come here, he would find .i ' ure for his sectional maladies, and, at le.ist, an ex.imple ol a place that i-< not contagion-, of "snotfiiishness" or of "soulless gaiety. Should, how ever, the a'r of this neighborhood t*- unfavorable to the political diet of the Southern editor aforesaid, or the fastidiousness ol the poetit al cynic of the Pout, they both might lind a te mporal s relief in the capi tal fare served by our host. Mr. Willis, of the Nep tune house. for the *ake of the I'nion, il not their ow n, I wi-h Hiev would i nme. He.ilh , I want to -i e tin I ii loo saved, and I am sure that as long as conn try Southern editors and New York city editors, of a certain streak, lind themselves so put out by the unfortunate state of their digestion, and the insnrjiportaWe effects of the fourth political heated term the* will never recover their good humor until the. undergo the stimulating and Invigorating eft. Not" a good sea breeze. Ml they want i? a little bracing up. Dyspeptic stomachs and diseased political imagination* aie all very well for those who like to cultivate tlfrm, but the moment they inflict their crotchets on the public they become as griev oiis n ls>re to them a- thev ore a torture to their |xia ses'nrw. A little sen !>athing, pure air, country ex eri i-e. and general resusc itation are the only reme dies m the political heated term fir these inc?uraMc?. These failing, send them over to the tender mercies of the "liorder ruffians,'' or the amiable aberrations of the Trifomr saints. I am collecting ?ime inter esting historical accounts of the ancient settlement of this locality by the Huguenots, which, should the > jipove acc eptable to the readers of yonr distin \ guishcd journal, 1 will happy to forward to you. ir SARATOGA. Uvitkd States Hotel, } SARATOGA, August 4, 1854. i Rush oj Visiters to the Springs ? The Codjuh Aris tocracy at a Discount? New Fashions? The Patent Ventilator ? The \egro Difficulty, &c. Saratoga est toujours It menu, Ally more attrac tive than ever. The village to jammed and crammed to overflowing, and tbe cry is still they come. All tbe bouses are in excellent order, and a marked im provement ia evident in them all. The high codfish tribe is not at all numerous here, I notice, thin sea son, and I have heard it ascribed as a reason that the hard times or the past having curtailed their fancy revenues, they are "waiting for remittances'' at home, whilst the substantial classes? the bone and sinew of the bourgeoisie? can honestly afford to en joy lite here in a rational way. There has been nothing yet in the way of any ex plosive excitement. The grand fancy ball is talked of for about the 20th, and of course the feminine* are already on the qui vice. Cotteries of doxens and halves of dozens of petticoats are canvassing the all important items of tucks, flounces, Ac. The negro difficulty is eutirely over. Another monument ought therefore to be erecUid to Mr. (Jolt, for tbe invention of his eloquent shooting iron. Lexington. SARATOGA BELLES. [Saratoga Correspondence of the New Orleans Bulletin.] Tbe grand Fourth of July ball camc off last night at our house, where I sup]tose HOO persons were pre sent. A large number of the gay company present were from Florida, Louisiana, Mississippi, and a few from Tennessee. Of all the fashionable follies among the fair sex to be found anywhere, we have them here. Women so etherial in their composition that it occurs to me the slightest puff of wind would carry theui off, and a rude winter's blast utterly an nihilate them. " Thin, angular forms ? pale, wan faces, listless, nnanimated creatures," are epithets truly written of snch specimens as were present last evening. Those tight bodices (now all the fashion) spoil half the grace of our pretty girls. The dress makers are to blame three times out of four for this great folly. I had tbe company of one last night, whose annoyance at the tightness of her drc-<s was very sincere. It was truly a needless discomfort. Her natural figure, though full, is beautifully sym metrical, and her waist small enough without pres sure. Yet the pleasure of dancing with such com pression of the lungs was quite spoiled. I wi*h the dressmakers could be reached with the idea that this please* no one. Tlfcy should be made to fit their fashions npon those marble models which some writer lately described very wittily as " unprotected females." The Greek Slave, and the Venus de Mc dicis, wonld be troubled enough to make a fashion able dress "meet." AH the absurdities of fashion arp dished up here. It would be worth something to see some of these belles in a plain calico wrapper " at home." Our Southern girls do not enter as fully into all the absurdities of Dame Fashion as the New York and Boston belles. Of all the studied display of rings and bracelets, elaborate hair fixing, the costly six and seven hundred dollar dresses; the rolling up and costing down of eyes; the gcttings up and down before the proper attitude is attained, and Anally the pray-look-at-me-sirairareonly carried out most exqui sitely fine by these latter named, laying aside as they ntterJy do, simplicity and self-forgetfulness, two of the greatest charms of our Southern women. 1 can but notice among the ladies now on the tapis here for matrimonial prospects, a majority sweet sixteen years of age only, and a smart sprinkling less. This placing girls of this tender age so forward is certain ly a great evil, that should be corrected in our coun try. Girls of the above mentioned age leave school, come out, are engaged, soon marry, and settle down for life, their heads lull of all the lighter accomplish ments, bnt utterly ignorant of every thing pertaining to domestic affairs? knowledge tar more useful in practical life than all the book lessons ever learned. They leave school entirely too early, marry too young, and thus lose the charming season of girl hood, free from the care that added years in some form bring to all the daughters of Eve. Parents do not allow them time for body and mind to fully ma ture. Bnt more anon concerning the fair sex. I love them with all their faults. God bless 'cm all. LAKE GEORGE, N. Y. Fort William Henry Hotel. ) Lake George, August 8, 1?.V>. \ Fort Henry ? Its Historical Associatimis ? The I.uht Scenery ? Hotels, Society, SfC. It is astonishing what changes are brought about in the course of a hundred yearn, especially in a new country like our own. A century ago this vicinity , which is now crowded with visiters in Bearch of re creation from every portion of the Union, was one unbroken forest, through which tbe red man roamed in bis unrestrained liberty and original rudeness. Upon the site of the hotel from which tlds letter is dated, stood Fort William Henry, memorable for the disastrous siege which it sustained dnring the "old French war," and the cold-blooded massacre of its garrison by the Indian allies of the Marquis of Mont calm, after the fort had surrendered to his army. The hills, which now re-echo no more warlike sound than the report of the cannon which is daily tired to salute tbe little lake steamboat upon her arrival, then rang with the terrific war-whoop of tbe savage and the heart-rending shrieks of tbe miserable vic tims of the tomahawk and scalping knife. Every spot in the neighborhood is teeming with historical recollections, and the interest thus excited is still further increase (1 by the spell of enchantment which has been thrown around the place by the magic pen of a Cooper. Bat u|>art from all thia, the natural adv?ntagoH of the bitnation are such as to challenge comparison. The view from the piazza of onr well-kept, conve nient hotel is one of the most beautiful that it has ever been my fortuna to behold. You look directly down the lake over the countless little green islets, which like emeralds set in sapphire, repoae in the bosom of the "Horicon.'' Beyond .and on either hand, casting their shadows in the crystal water, ari-e lotty wooded hills, which at sunset exhibit the most varfed tints of blue and purple, and charming effect* of light and shade, which wonld enchant the eye of an artist. I do not wonder that l.ake Ceorge is such a favorite resort, and that it is constantly ficrea^inpr in popularity. The hotel is always crowded to ex cess, although, as a large proportion of the guests are transient visiters, and as public conveyances leave the hotel several times each day, one can al ways be provided with agreeable accommodations by waiting a few hours. There are a number of families from New York passing the season here, ami a more delightful place in which to while away a month or 10 could not be fonod. Gcabu. SHARON SPRINGS, N. Y. Sharon Hocsk, J Sharon Spbinob, August 4, 185.5. ( Society ut tlif Springs lis Old und Its Stw Pliaset - Fast People and thfir Attempts at Imxoeation ? hnprxmtmtnls in the Village ? An Unpleasant Monitor ? Fashionable and Rustic Amustments? People IVho Enjoy Themselves and People lV>io Don't? A French Marquis in Disguise ? 4 Per secuted Millionaire, te la my last, I alluded briefly to the pi-ogress which Sharon has been making within the last few years. From being one of the moet obscure and retired of onr sn-called summer retreats, known hut to a few adventurous health seekers, and, happily for their comfoit, uuinvaded by the fashionable idlers who only seek in the country u variation of their dissi pated enjoyments, it bos become, not only a place of high sanitary repute, but also a favorite resort for those who like soc iet> without the trouble and personal sacrifice* with which it is attended in Saratoga, Sew poit,.iwl other haunt* of the beau marule. Few person come here who are not invalids, or who have not imperative neces-ity for cultivating repose. Difficult of access, and situated at almut sixteen miles dis tance from the nearest line of railway, it offers no facilities to those who make the rounds of the water ing places simply for the purpose of seeing and been seen. It is true that occasionally some few of the fast people from the larger cities make an irrup tion into "our happy valley," but they are soon frightened away by the air of sobriety and decorum whi< h pervades its society. So far from finding themselves objects of envy and admiration to its immis rs. they discover, before they art1 many days here, that the impression which they make is direct ly the reverse of that which they had calculated upon. The self-created leaders of extravagant styles find it is true the distinction of isolation, isit it is an isolation far from enviable, "rtey are the preeieuses ridicules of ?iur little community, without the Intellect and the polish of manners which origi nally relieved the sting of the appellation. They are excellent models for the show cases of the milli ner and mantna makers, but they have no other qnality to recommend thrm. It is hardly aereoaary for m'e to tell you that persons who attempt to introduce here eircto Dopwoekal trnbha, vae neither be very sure of their Hocial position, nor have a very ace unite idea of what good taste in. You may perhaps think me raiher severe in my comments on these follies. Had you seen oh mu< |> ? of their pernicious results ax I have you would if. of a different opinion. The preparations for these summer campaigns of coquetry and flirtation are ui so costly and reckless a character that they fre quently lead to the embarrasment and ruin of fa milies. But these consequences are not the only ones which flow from the ambitious rivalries of a watering place. Fathers and husband* who are prevented by business < from accompanying the ladies of their families on their summer trip.-, have often bitter reason to regret that both in peine and in person they have not exercised a stricter check over the motives which snggest these excursions, and tii? fancied wants to which they give rise. It is not. necessary forme to be more specific upon these points. The experience of all who bare lswn In tl?e habit of visiting our fashionable watering places, will enable them at once to seize my meaning. In the application of these observations, however, let me not be mistaken. I am not describing Sharon as it is, but as it is likely in the course of a lew years to be. The celebrity which the waters have lately attaint d , and the crowds which they are attracting from all parts of the Union, must soon alter the social charuc tcr of the place. Am I have already told you, eflbrtn arc being made to breuk up its homogeneous ele ments into cliques and coterie*, and to destroy the most agreeublc feature that has hitherto aislinguished it, that of the community of interests and sympathies which should unite all classes of invalid. The good sense of the older visiters has been steadily opposed to these attempts, but it will soon be overborne by the flood of vanity and folly which the rapid growtfi and reputation of the nluce will let loose upon it. In the meanwhile, it is the dnty of all who love these rural haunts for the tranquil and healthful enjoy ments which they afford, to assist in stemming this; invasion of notions and habits wliich arc only con sistent with the artificial life of large cities, and which, in the end, must wholly neutralise the sani tary objects which are supposed to attract people to snch places. The demand for accommodation at the different hotels, has lately been so unprecedentedly great, that their proprietors are already making arrange ments to provide ugainst the disappointment to which many have been subjected this season. Tito Pavilion which makes up over three hundred beds , has been compelled to send away crowds of appli cants. It has been the same at the EWridge, the Union, the American, and the Spriog houses. The proprietors of the Pavilion will clear t'-.'i,000 by the profits of this short .reason, and every cent of this they wisely purpose laying out ou local im provements. The carpenters are already busy preparing the wood work of a new addition to their already large establishment, which will ac commodate one hundred more boarders. They have also commenced improving the approaches to the Springs, which were exceedingly inconveni ent in dump weather. Were the proprietors of the other houses to nnitewith them in defraying the ex jienses of these alterations, the natural beauties of the place might be enhanced tenfold and the comfort 1 of the visiters gruitly promoted. The Spring House, wliich, next to the Pavilion, occupies the best site in the place, being, as its name indicates, imme diately contiguous to the watera, is to bo torn down this fall, and a larger and more imposing building is to lie erected on the spot. One conveuience it will have, which will give it a great advantage over the ? other houses, and that is the introduction of the sulphur baths on its premises, which will render it unnecessary for invalids to leave the house in damp weather. As it is, it is one of the most comfortable houses in the place, the table being excellent, the sleeping accommodations good, the charges mo derate, and the company quiet and unostentatious. ( For persons in delicate health it is the most desira ble abode in the village. At this house there is a German physician stay ing. whose conscientious reverence for the curative )iowers of the waters renders him amusingly sensi- , tive to any departure on the part of those about him from the strict regimen prescribed. Presiding at one of the tables, he watc hes with a vigilant eye the movements of those who are seated at it. Soma un happy gourmand, tempted by an appetizing dish to infringe the rules hid down for his guidance, stealthily draws it near to him in the vain hope of escaping the Doctor's lynx eve. He is about to raise the first coveted mo reel to his lips, when a loud and . energetic exclamation from our Teutonic monitor compels him, horror stricken, to drop it, and draws upon him the observation nnd merriment of the company. The effect of this sanitary censorship is exceedingly beneficial, as many would do themselves serious mischief were they suffered to give way to their appetites. The wwters are in themselves so difficult of digestion to weak stomachs, that food must be very lightly partaken of. and thai only of the simplest and most wholesome kind. There are but fpw amusements here beyond those which the beauties of the surrounding scenery afford. The usual weekly hojis on the Friday night at the Pavilion huve been discontinued, owing to the severe illness of one of the inmate.s. The Tuesday re unions at the Eldridge House assemble some few good dancers ; but these attempts on the part of the young people to jvopularize their favorite amusement seem to me, in general, to lie failures here, owing to the causes upon which I liave already dilated in the commencement of this letter. The last young men and the fast y oong women have all the prominence in these mutters to themselves, the general feeling amongst the old treqneuters of the place being to discourage everything which may tend to give it a character for dissipation like that of Saratoga and Newport. At I cake's house on the hill, whi'h is a regular country inn and therefore beyond the pre eScti of fashionable cognizance, the MSt dance ot the season took place the other night. I went there from the same love of seeing people eojojiug them selves, which has often token me to the French and German guingtUn. A gay throng of village beau* and village maids was assembled there, and right merrily did they enjoy themselves. Some few visit ers from the fu-hionubte houses ventured in, like myself, IVoin curio sit;. ; but their presence happily had not theefiectof damping the ardor of the (lan cers. Several of the prettiest giris that I bavc see? since I have been here, figured in the set-. 1 would chronicle their names for you, after the fashion of a certain city cotemporury who patronises small cele brities, were 1 not restnuued by apprehensions of the ridicule of my snobbish acquaintances of the Pa vilion. Of tlie society composing this rustic ball, I am, therefore, reluctantly compelled to '-on teat my self with the aristocratic poet's description: ? 'I he company was miicvf? the phraiel<{iiote is A- much a* waving they're tsnenth Tout ovUce. A very dandified and forei cm -looking personage, who calls himself "the Yankee card writer,*' is at present mystifying the sentimental girls of my ac quaintance here with the inconsistency of his occu pation and his looks. Some will have it that he is a French Marquis in disguise. At the Pavilion there is an unhappy millionaire, who has attained the respectable age of fifty in his bachelor state, and ujiou whom all the giris of the ? pltice ore making a dead set. The sensitiveness to which these attentions give rise on his part is exceed ingly amusing. Me ?hies everything in the shape of a petticoat, even though harmlessly suspended on a eiothes line. As the conspiracy is genera) against his peace, he will, however, have to surrender iu the ? end. I must now* conclude, as I have e.\imnsi?d both my lamp and my budget of gossip. I start to-morrow foi Mount Prosiio t, < hcrry Valley, and other places of interest in the neighborhood. I will probably give you a tew "pencil lings by the way." "??'RfTATOK. CAPE MAY. Cape Mav, August ti, 1845. Aimtiimtnl* of Ihr Sfnton ? The Arcuh nt on Board the Dtlatrart" Popular Prtarhtrn ? Pu ffing Vrt?? fwper Correspondent*, Sfr.. fc. The season here bids fair to laat until the fljut of September, or near thereto. Hundred- are, at any rate, arriving daily, and those who are on the island do not -com di-posed, as a general thiu?, to leave. On Wednesday evening there wan a ci-and ? hop " at the Mount Vernon; on Thursday an e'-gaut party ol the kind came off at the Columbia; on Friday the Man-ion Houae wa* the sceue of a similar entertain ment: while on Saturday th<- Mount Vernon ajrain drew together a th<m?aud or two of happy -'tripper" on th<- light fantastic toe." The S?t>bath yesterday WM a painful one, on ac eount of the news of the accident on the Delaware, particular* of which the Hkrald wHl, of coarse have published before thia letter reaches yon. It wa? a ?ad affair, and citiwda were gatiirrad about the telegraph oftce yesterday morning, aa 1 went t church, talking it over. Hoeh incident* are . al.-nla ted to make a deep impression even here, where all care is presumed to l>e thrown a-ide. The Itev. Mr. Sliccr, of Washington. I iielieve, preached yenterdav mornin* at the Stranger*' >-hur<-h and in the evening at the Mount Vernon Hotel. The morning ?ennon \\a* a ni'>-t jmwerftil production: and every ttersoi. who heard it concedes to it- ant hoi a remarkable gift, Imth of thought and expression. A manner more 1 imarkable I never obaemaL Such permona an Mr. S. prearhn are highly pi "fital>J?. We huve aeveni I prominent people here alibi* time ? to specify ull of wliota 1 have not time to-day. \mong them I mn-t not fail to note Mr. Ilohert Mor ris, of the I'liiladelpliiu /nipiirrr, who H ''topping at the Mount Vernon, with In* family. Your remark* about the puff)" prorlitilie# of i rne of jour i orresiKindenta are rn<?t vx> eUent. If 1 have e\ er saai an\ tiling favorable ul Lmdloi da ?* |w?ri a. it haa la-en entirely from a deaire to let tl e put,;), know where thej nitty And < omfortuble qnarter* anal i bliging ho?ta. I always pay the abot.arxl accepted of ?ny gnjtnity in thy 04 l?ur*Lr>g