IN HIGH LIFE.
NEWPORT—THE MAID's STORY.
I will now go back in my narrative to the season of
1850. I was that year at work at Saratoga. The
nephew of President Polk coming there with his fam¬
ily, consisting of his wife, two children, a man and
maid servant, and the lady wishing to have a maid
and hair-dresser, I gave up my situation at Saratoga
and went to Newport with them. We stopped at the
Ocean House. I found the most of the company there
from Saratoga, as it was a habit with many to go the
early part of the season to Saratoga and drink the
water, after which they sought the seaside to bathe.
I found out this season why many of the ladies liked
Newport so well; it was because at the latter place
the ladies and gentlemen were thrown more together.
As there was but a small hall to promenade in at
Newport, ladies, gentlemen, children, servants and all
were together, while at Saratoga the ladies had two
very large galleries and the gentlemen one, so they
were never thrown together, except those who had
families or acquaintances. This season the Germania
Band was there, and I have often been amused, while
listening to the music, to see the different dresses, dif¬
ferent appearances, and different cliques.
There were five ladies there from the neighborhood