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OX THE MOUNTAIN TOPS
BOTH PLEASURE AND HEALTII TO BE
FOUND IX THE CATSKILLS.
Kingston. N. V., June S (Special).— dawn of
the new century finds the charming Catskill Moun
tains with unabated popularity as a summer region
for rest and recreation amid scenic beauty and
WfMwood charms such as nature spreads nowhere
else more lavishly. T*ie mutations of a century
o* modern civilization have only served to develop
and enhance the beauties and advantages of the
locality, revealing th. m more and more, ai.d bring
i:.?r them within reach of humanity everywhere.
"Old Rip." that classic saint of bygooe days, would
Furi-:v question his identity anew were lie to awake
one of these lovely June mornings on that "green
knoll" and paze upon the "revelries of man" that
would now greet him on every side, and he would
be likely to heir the strident reech of a locomo-.
tive whistle and the rumble of a railroad train.
For it Is under such developing Influences that
the Catskills have grown Into favor among tho
masses. And yet practically all this has taken
place during the last twenty-five years. And the
best of all the features, the great therapeutic and
restorative advantages, have V>een discovered dur
ir.c the last ten years.
The early history and gradual development of
the Cat skills as a summer resort would be of in
terest, and might well be alluded to more in detail
bese were it not the purpose and scope of this arti
t!e to speak more especially of the region as it is
to-day. The rare scenic attractions brought all
the visitors in olden times, when authors, poets
and artists vied with each other in portraying
these matchless beauties of crag, waterfall, valley
end plain. There was little or no thought given
to c!:e possible hygienic advantages of this moun
tain sojourn in those days. In fact, few remained
long enough among the hills of the sky to reap
those benefits of the air. Many were Indeed sur
prised to find how well they endured the fatigrue
of the 'Journey over the wretched roads leading
from the river and up the steep slopes. Tbey mar
velled at the amount of tramping they could do
among the crags, how -well they slept under the
thick blankets, and how much they enjoyed their
meals. But they found no time to analyze the de
tails of ?he mountain menu. But now these hy
gienic features of the Catskill air are universally
conceded to overshadow all other attractions. And
this is the secret of the great popularity of the
Nature, ¦while she has strewn the towering crags
and smiling slopes with pristine beauty and loveli
ness, and filled the range with picture galleries
which the art of man cannot hope to emulate, has
a!?o bathed the slopes and valleys with an Invig
orating and I health-giving atmosphere distilled
afresh each day from the laboratories of the skies.
The subtle and salutary effect of this mountain air
upon the enervated worker and debilitated dweller
of the town seems, lndef-d. marvellous, and it is safe
to pay that to-day three-quarters of the visitors
come to benefit their health rather than merely
to enjoy the Bcenery.
Another important feature of summer life in the
range is the informal character of social amenities
which prevails by common consent. The Catskilla
are a restful resort. The empty formalities of
urban society form no part of the summer bag
gage, and the mountain code is an adjustable af
fair of the most enjoyable nature.
All this, so near the great centres of population
where the toiling and bustling millions Jostle each
other in the race for dollars, power, influence,
pleasure and bread, Invests the region with an im
portance and value that is beyond rival as a sum
mer resort. The Catskllls are now so eaey to reach
and the Journey is so short and Inexpensive that
Illislni— men may come and go freely between
their families and offices during the season: boats
and trains leave the metropolis for the cool hills
almost every hour of the day. Fleet and palatial
slisimiri convey one up the beautiful Hudson free
from dust and cinders, and from their breezy decks
there is an ever changing panorama of scenic
charm that is unsurpassed by anything of the kind
in the world. In the early morning the elegant
steamers New- York and Albany, of the Day Line.
leave their New-York pier .and land the Catskill
visitors, either at Kingston Point or Catskill Point,
in accordance with the route selected. Early in
the afternoon the fleet and famous Map- Powell,
the river greyhound of modern times, waits for you
until schedule time, throbbing impatiently for the
rapid run, and anon spreading before you the
charming landsca^s of the lower Hudson at their
best landing you finally at the colonial city of
Kingston, the nearest gateway to the Catskllls,
early in the evening. Later in the day are the vari
ous fine steamers of the favorite Catskill Evening
Line which connect at Catskill village with the
mountain railway for. that section of the range,
landing their passengers, after the night's pest on
the water, fresh for the short mountain run which
iie through a pleasant section. Steamers of the
Central Hudson Company also leave .\ew-\ork
early in the evening, bringing Catskill tourists In
time for the early mountain trains from Kingston.
Then for those who must travel more speedily
than is possible by water there are numerous trains
on the West Shore and Central lines dally, some of
the former being Catskill specials, which run solid
to th 3 mountains, with few stops and without
change, by the Kingston route, making rapid time.
The only all rail line without change Is still af
forded by the Uluter and Delaware system from
Kingston. This is now a full standard gauge road
over the main line and all its branches The mo
tive power and all the equipment are of best ana
most efficient description, and the management Is
areful aid oroareßJuve, fully In keeping with Its
proud record 1 as"being the great £vetoping factor
It the Catskilla as a summer resort The. radical
reduction in fares on tne Stony Clove and Kaaters
tlll divisions made last year proved popular in the
ireene County section, and the company was sur
prised at th^infreLed traffic. The extension of
the line to Oneonta last eeason. now In full opera
tion, ha proven another most Important factor .n
swelling the traiflc receipts. It also gives direct
railway connection between the Susquehanna divis
ion of the Delaware and Hudson and the Hudson
Itlver. At West Davenport, on this new extension,
connection Is made with the Cooperstown and Char
lotte Valley Kailway. and by this route some forty
ralles in distance and nearly two hours In time are
saved in reaching this historic Cooperstown region.
When this becomes fully understood it will bring
thousands of visitor* to this lovely spot on Otse^o
Lake, the "Glimnierglass" of Deerslayer. There is
no more charming Inland dell for quiet summer
re«t, hallowed as It Is by story and romance than
this pretty village at the head of the Susquehanna
Iliver. Among tho hotel resorts is Otsego Hall, un
der the management of Mrs. Price, formerly of
Paul fimlth'K, In the Adlrondacks. There are other
and l;irf-r hotelp, many fine buildings and hand
eotne cottages, with delightful drives on either side
of tbn lake.
. .Tba mountains are. now bathed in the glory of
•-«. - summer. Perhaps never before wa» every
tiling in nature more beautiful after the frequent
ar.ti liheraJ rnins of May. which have furnish) d an
abundant supply of water ih.it Is likely to last
through the season. With the scant supply occa
sioned by the protracted drouth I.im season. there
was much inconvenience and discomfort Bul now
every stream and rivulet is babbling with '<•:¦ and
fulness, every lake arH pond Is full to ii:<' brim,
and <ach tiny springlet sparkles in the Bunllght,
There la no ii< ed of water storage to enhance the
beauty of the famous cataracts
Hi/teis. great and small, are being aired, repaint
ed, decorated, refurnished and refitted, ,v l m re Is
bustling activity all through the range. Only a few
of the houses have y.-t opened for business. Few
visitors will arrive before the lasi w.-.-k in June
and the majority not until July. Most ot the lead-
Ing proprietors report a large number of advance
engagements, and there Is now a prospect •¦: a Bne
season in both the eastern and western section? of
the range. Various minor Improvements for the
comfort of guests will lie found. Some of tlu> roads
have been rebuilt and repaired under the new State
law, and still other sections ar. now under con
tract, especially In the towns of Shandaken and
w Istock. Hotel capacities have nol been ma
terially increased in recent yea's, t,ut there i«
ample provision suitable to the tastes and means of
all classes and conditions. Tlie rates of board,
never high in the Catskllls. are as moderate as ever,
and one can live quite as frugally as at bomi it'
so jiu-l!ne,l, getting aa much rest and healthful ln
vigoration for $1 a day as he will be likely to re
c.ivi- by paying $".. Rut he pan also tin<i" all the
extra service and luxury he cares to pay for.
Hotel Kaaterskill. on KaaterskW Mountain, is
still th" largest in the range, and exceeds fill
other? in the extent and completeness of its equip
ment for the entertainment ;<n<i pleasure of guests.
No otiier single enterprise has .lone so much tow
ard the development of that famous old section of
ttie mountains. ,-.nd there will ever remain a debt
of gratitude to George Harding for his v:i«t outlay
of energy and money on thi? beautiful mountain.
The eni'.re conduct of the resort from the outset
b.is 1 n marked by that dignified and unselfish
liberality that has gained universal respect and
favor. ISeing on the crest of the mountain, tho air
Is unexcelled and tho view unobstructed. The
house will open for Its twenty-first season .'i
June 29. under the management of EL K. Bder who
won the favor of all patrons last season by his
quiet and efficient regard fo* every detail.
A mile away over the mountain" top is the old
Catskill Mountain House, that pioneer resort
known the world over. It also open* its doors on
June 2!>, for its seventy-ninth season this tin
Mil! under the well known Beach management,
with th" venerable face and form of C. J,. Beach,
now in his ninety-fourth year, still to be seen about
the historic spot. The old house will now be
lighted by electric lamp?, seven hundred in num
ber. A powerful searchlight Is also being Installed
•which will illuminate the Hudson River Valley,
and a complete system of elecrle call bells h;is
be.?n provided. These Innovations In nnd about this
famous resort mark the spirit of progress whica
animates the younger element In the management,
and will be highly appreciated by every guest.
Th» old Laurel House, down at the Palls, which
are now so beautiful In their plenitude of water,
is again in charge of Anton Christian, n.s last
'"iustering about that other famous cascade,
Halnes Falls, are a host of resorts larp.- and
small. Including the Antlers, with L. P. Bchutt as
manager, us ! st year, the I^oxhurst and the Hainea
Falls House-ffcOn the northerly slope of Mount I-'.n
eoln there >r the well known parka of Twilight,
Suns?t and Santa Cruz, with their attractive array
of quaint rustic cottages in.i other buildings that
lend so much interest to that plcturesqui locality.
Some of the best known New-York arid Brooklyn
people spend the summer and autumn in these
fiarks, and when the weather is propitious It seems
Ike an ideal life. Indeed, which they lead there
among the n>cks, woods and waterfalls. This man
ner of summer park life, is also repeated In the
environs of Tannersville. where r.re situated On
teora on the west and Klka hikl Schoharie Manpr
parks on the eastern siojie. These are also popu
lar with well-to-do summer loiterers, who have in
vested considerable money In the bulkllngs. roads
and other park Improvements. Tannersville itself
is a village largely devoted to summer entertain
ment, there being many hotels and boarding houses
that cater to distinctive elements.
Further down the rugg«-d valley of the Bchoharie
stream Is the quaint and attractive old village of
Hunter, with its groups of hotej.s, large arid small.
Mtny hundreds pas? their Hummers here in peace
and Jollity year after year, and there «r« many at
tractions of which they never tire. Other hundreds
ride away to Windham and other points adjacent.
The roads are excellent for driving and cycling.
There are churches, stores and a round of ,n
forinal social gatherings.
Over on Summit Mountain, in the western Cat!*
kfllH, Is that other large and fashionable, resort, the
New Grant, second only to the Kantcrsklll in size.
It will open on Juno 27 under D. J. Sprague, Die
lessee of last season, with If. IV Robinson as ns
islstant manager. Perched upon an exalted terrace
of the mountain, the air Is especially <lry and pure,
and the view of mountain and valley Is most inspir
ing and extensive. Many Improvements have been
made since last year, and 1 1 t< - a) the Grand it
always delightful Parlor cars bring visitors direct
to the hotel grounds.
At Pine Hill the many hotels and cottages are
nearly all ready for business. A -pretty village it is
with many and vari •<] attractions, b< si known and
appreciated by th< hundreds who always .
there to the full capacity afforded.
Another charming village resort in tne extreme
western edge of the range Is Stamford, the most
popular aid desirable of ail with a large class "f
visitors. It surely is an ideal region for a immer
eottag... life, with excellent hotel facilities of every
grade. Among the larger and more attractive
houses are the Rezmere. <"hurchiil Hall, New
Grant. Hamilton. Atchison, Madison, Ingleside and
Greycourt tor.. The New Grant has now been
leased by Judge Grant to K. C. Hanford, who prom
ises to maintain the high character for whi.-b the
resort has always been noted. Among the cottages
erected since last season is that of Manager Van
Dyke of the Madison, in Karper-st., which has been
leased to w.i».. i». Sprout of New-York. l>r. v.. I. M.
Bristol, of the Chateau de Navarre, in Granthursi
Kirk, has added several cottages of attractive de
sign In Bristol I'ark. opposite, which are being
leaned to desirable parties. To his own palatial
Bummer home he has nddr-d a tall tower, in which
he has fitted up an eyrie dan elaborately,
<'ario s. Mills, the pnint< r. is again at the Cha
teau, where he will complete tho baronial dining
hall begun last year and add panel decorations In
the north tower.
Colonel Henry Brevoort Bristol, U. B. A., Is the
Kuest of his sister. Miss Frances If, Barr, at the
Palenvflto is another quiet summer village ;.t the
entrance of Kaaterskill Clove, Where many visitors
gather In hotel and cottage, mingling freely In ani
mated social activities.
The well known Grant House, on Jefferson
Heights, overlooking Catskill Village, has been
leased by J. W. Crawford, who has secured H. P.
Burney as manager. The Prospect Park resort, on
the river blufT. Is still in charge of William M.
Hundreds of other resorts will be found, many of
them In favorite sections rot mentioned here. All
are ready to Join in the glad welcome that awaits
the incoming visitors for the season of 1901.
WATER BAP 81 18OW BACKWARD.
Dataware Water Gap, Perm.. June 8 (Special) —
Following an old custom, the hotels hero are open
for patronage, but the cold and wet weather has
greatly retarded business. The Kittatlnny, Water
Gap House and Glenwood have been caring- for a
few arrivals, but no great volume of business is ex
pected baton June If. The Delaware River Is un
usually high— in fact, up to the top of the banks
and the fine sport of catching black bass is not at
all promising. The little steamer that plies be
tween Kittatlnny landing and the Gap is ready for
the resumption of regular trips, and the Brod
head Baths, on the New-Jerso' short., will open
when business justifies it. landlords declare the
season will be prosperous, and base their assertions
on the general prosperity the country is enjoying,
together with the number of queries that are com
ing In daily concerning rates, accommodations, etc.
11. Kittatinny this year Is being conducted by
John D. Brodhead. who for years had looked after
the hotel's chief Interests when managed by tho
liro.ihf-ad Sim,.- '!"!:• '¦¦¦¦' kawanna Railroad will
..tier a s'.:i'erlj service to and from New- York.
NEW- YORK DAILY TRIBUNE, SUNDAY, JUNE 9. 1901.
iN THE THOUSAND ISLANDS
THRONGS OP VISITORS EXPECTED
Nir\V BUIL.DINGB AND OTHER
Alexandria Hay. N. V.. June s (Special).—Accord
ing to the present Indications, the coming season
at the Thousand Islands promises to I «• i »< i
than In years past Most of the large hotels will
open next week, and already have large bookings
for so early in the season. The month of June Is
one of the best for fishing, and those inter.
the sport are beginning to arrive.
It was tirst thought thai the Pan-American Ex
position at Buffalo would divert many of th<
island visitors, but now it is considered that it win
prove, a drawing card to many who will visit this
section of the country lor the lirst time. The 1 « I
rioiis dub train will be run as usual between
Buffalo and the Islands for the accommods
tourists. Many will tak.* advantage ••'' tl
water route from Niagara by way of Toronto and
i h the St. l»iwr. ace on the Richelieu and
Ontario Navigation Company*! steamers
Many Improvements are being made all along the
river from Clayton to Alexandria B •. and the Isl
and region will be an Ideal locality to spend the
vacation months. The new boulevard on U
Island will be an important Innovation, it will ex
tend from Westminister Park to Thousand Island
I'ark, a distance of *U miles. It i- • timated thai
the r iad w ::i cost I:; I i hood of $¦"¦" ¦
over 18,600 tor each mile. George C. Boldt, pi
tur of the Waldorf-Astoria, and w. E. Browning,
both of New-York City, are behind the undertak
ing, ar.ii have raised half the required amoui
th« State will furnish tho remainder. The construc
tion of the <i:!\e will be under the sui
of H 1 .?¦• Engineer and Surveyor E A. Bond. The
road will follow the southern shore of the I
¦ the river scenery the two resorts, Bt.
Liawrence I'ark ut;.i Point Vivian, In view. nr..l will
make one of the most in t:.e
The ColuxnWan Hotel, nt Thousand isinr i Park,
will be under the management <>f inu.-ihart a-. John
eon, as heretofore, it has been extensively im
proved and somewhat enlarged
expect an unusually large number of guests thi*
A new building is being ere. -ted for the New-Tork
State Teachers' Institute, whlefa will begin July 8.
The old ere ma.!< quate
of the Park ' • were r< .
tlon, to er< :;ig.
E. FC Ho!'
nt tho Park May 24, and o
West Coast-aye. foi tutlful
j acht, the Lotus Be< k.-r, h .
A handsome summ< n b;iilt
.turi;ir the ¦•¦ Inter on L >ng Rock 1
or S. ii. \ andergi Ifft, ... Pittsbur it is a
¦¦•¦"¦• a . : • lonia 1 .1. .-.
Ji '. A boathou ¦¦ ai d pit r will I"- I
whole Island b< autin< d.
At Murray Hill I'ark the Murray 11 II Hotel has
been enlarged and Unproved, it will i
management of J. A. Baker, of New-York, again
this year. The pi.-r at tin- resort has been
and is much larger than the former one. Vnother
improvement at Murray Hill Park has t n the
building of a beautiful driveway around the island.
The Hotel Frontenac will be under .-i different
management this year. < \ a. Trussell, formerly
manager of the Hotel Bon Air, Atlanta. Qa., will
tak.- the place of General M < '. Wentworth. last
manager, who is building s hotel at l':,-..i
dena, Cai. The dining room has been enlarged
tn double Its capacity, and with the iario- windows
on nil sides win be a pleas mi dining hall. Work
on the grounds has been going on since lasi fall,
and they will by even mor< beautiful than last
At Clayton th" hotels are already doing a good
business. Indications point to an early s> ason. A
fine summer home is being built on Bluff Island,
rear I'layton, by General Harry C. Kessler, of
New-Tork. The entire Island of a hundred acres
was purchased last year by Genera] Kessler, nnd
he will lay out s park around his residence.
• ' <;. Emery, of New-York, the proprietor of th.>
Prontonac, and his wife and daughter, have ar
rived for the season, and have opened their beau
tiful horn.-. Calumet, on Calumel Island, directly
opposite Clayton Mr. ESmerj says he contem
plates enlarging his r«si.l. n< c, and has an archi
tect at presenj drawing plans,
A ian-.< \\!n^' is being added to Woronoeo, the at
tractlvi v. '¦ ii f Mr. T.-rry, ot Brooklyn, situ
ated on an Island Just below the Frontenac.
The Hotel Lotus, at St. Lawrence Park, which
was no popular la ii year, will i» opened on Fune
10. George H. S. ¦•j.'--. of Watertown, will ad as
manager. \ handsome new summer home is i>> -
Ing buili by SigiHmund Stern, of New-York City,
on Brown Bay Point, Just across the river from
here. It will (•• a two morj wooden structure,
with extensive verandas. The grounds, comprising
seventeen acres, will be laid out in flower beds,
etc. Mr, Stern hopes to lave the house ready for
occupancy early in July. it will cost H06.000.
Alexandria Bay, the most popular resort on tin.
river, begins to assume it.; air of summer activity.
Th.- proprietor* of the large hotels are busy
making arrangements for the opening of the sea
s.,n. whl'-h will occur the coming week. All m s
sary Improvements have been made, and all will
lie in readines!! for the arrival of the guests.
The Thousand island House will be under the
management of I . G. De Witt again this year.
Colonel '>. <"¦. Staple-:, the proprietor will arrive
from hi.- home. In Washington, D. '".. In a few
weeks. The grounds in front oi the hotel hive
been rearranged, ;'n<) ar. more beautiful than
ever. Some additions have been mail, to the electric
display on the hotel front, and the effect in th>
evening la Imposing. The Thousand Island House
will open for the see in on June Ift
The Crossmon H »use opened yesterday. Mr.
Crossmon says b. never booked so many early ar
rivals as toil year. He thinks it will be the besi
season the river bas known. The N'.-w Marsden
will also open tiiis week.
one of the greatest Improvements *• hich has
been Instituted in this section of the Islands i ;
tlie Installation of a telephone system. This will
be of Inestimable advantage to the summer cot
tagers of the adjacent Islands and to the Inhab
itants of the bay. Contracts have already been
signed with many of the owners of the beautiful
summer homei of the ba> and vicinity to hay« the
new telephones :>ut in their residences. 'Id. mer
chants of the bay contemplate buyinsc small
launches to deliver goods ord< red bj teli ahone.
The only new buildings Which have been ere ted
In the vicinity of Alexandria Bay are those on
Heart Island and Wellesley, opposite, for George
c Boldt of New-York !!• has built a large barn
on Wellesley Island, directly across from his oum
m. ¦!• palace on Heart Island, at a post of $30.0 iP".
It is one f the mos mpletelj equipped stables
In the State. The (irst BOOT and i».is»-m.:nt are
built of granite, and tlie other two floors are of
wood, with a shiiiKled ext<-rii>r. Two large rowers
tii.'ik the building on the south side. The ventila
tion and sanitation are most modern. The bain
will be lighted by electricity supplied from Mr
Boldt'a large plant on H.*irt Island. Mr. Boldt ha»
a tine h.-r. I of imported black Jerseys, and this
¦os son will brinp some thoroughbred trotters and
with him as soon as the new boulevard on
wellesley Island Is completed. On Wellesley Island.
near this new barn. Mr. Holdt has erected i
clous farmhouse for his manager. This house is
..n a par with many of the residences in the vicin
ity, Mr H. 'Lit will < upy the farmhouse with
h's family until his palatial summer homo on H^art
Island Is completed, the foundations of which hfcve
just been lain.
The horn« which Ml Bokh has planned to erect
will be without an equal in the island region, and
will I .• hardly surpassed by anything of its kind In
the country, it Is estimated that It will cost $1.
i«x».ooo. A New-Tork architect ha/» been working at
the plans durinp the past winter, and they have
been accepted by Mr. Holdt and are now In the
hands of a contractor. The structure will be ISO
feet by l»'.i> feet and four stories hli?h. No import
ed stone will be used, but granite procured from
quarries on the riv.- r will he used, together with
terra cotta. Mr. Boldt was abroad last summer
and saw a French chateau which pleased him very
much, ami he has decided to build his summer
home on similar llne.s Mr. Boldt has a stone tower
in connection with his hoathouse at the lower end
of the Island, In which he has placed a set of
chimes, which will he runtr each day at sunset this
FENWWK HALL, FFXWICK. COW.
M Hte thee hither for health and happiness" is
the alliterative inscription on the cover of the at
tractive booklet put forth In the interest of Fen-
Wick Hall, and the seeker for summer delight
do no Letter than to go to this most at
tractive and accessible place. It is on a breezy
point, far out fan i.onK Island Sound, at the mouth
of the Connect!) it River. The proximity of this
beautiful Stream and the waters of the Sound.
rear where it unites With the A*! mtic, affords the
amplest facilities for all form.« of enjoyment on
the water Bathing; boating, sailing and fishing
are daily delights nnd can !"¦ enjoyed to the fullest
ten Is tine nnd sandy, and there
.ire twoscore commodious bathhouses for the
guests at Penwick Hall. A broad asphalt walk
e\t. nds from the hotel to the bathing beach and
t'> the massive stone pier. Then are many pail
and t > hand, and s seaworthy steam
launch is in readiness for the u«e of guests.
The capacity of Penwick Hall is two hundred
guests, and they rit:.i large, airy mnms broad
balls, hl>;h c. IlingS, hr.c private baths, an elevator,
m< mi beat, the rn<".st careful ssislca and an ex
.-. l!.-:it table, With all that the markets afford and
¦if the best quality. The fresh vegetables
mlk ..n.l cream com- daily from Fenwtck Hall
farm, and the si i furnishes Its share tor th«
daily ocenua. There ar.-- morning and eveniag <";i
¦ in v elli nt orchestra, t. I ¦! teie
graph facilities »r- In thr hotel, and the tmstofflce
n Penwii !< Borough.
One of the delightful features of :i summer out-
Penwtck Hail Is t.. be found at the golf
There are :. w In the country *ujp«rior to
It. The teeing grounds and puttiiiK greens are In
ew from the hotel plassas, and rhe course
is ke;it in prim.- condition continually. Several
. mshlp tournaments will be held in the
¦ n Miis court
for l"«'.rs of the i v le, while In unpleasant
¦ ¦ re are billiard and in.oi table;
-¦ ,-iiie-,>, for entertainment
Penwick Is readily reached by the Shore I.lne
r thi New-Tork, New-Haven and Hirt
ford Ralli iad to Saybrook Junction, and the Val-
Penwick. it is two hours
from New- York and threw hours and
a half i! '.'n Bost ¦>.. with last express
dally. The Connecticut River boats,
which run daily to Hartford from this city, leav
ing their pier at 5 p. m . .rriv; at Saybroos
at 11 p iii. Penwii k Hall opens for the sen
•y. lune 27, and offers all the comforts and
conveniences of first i lass hotel life In ideal sur
LAKE DUN MORE BOVBB, SMJsm m. YT.
In the he;irt of the Green Mountains, from which
te «f Vermont takes Its name, Hes the beau
tiful sheet ¦¦:' water known aa Like Dunmore. One
of the many ptctnrsJQoa and charming lakes of
the State, it covers over two square miles a< i
. -!t hundred feet above se:i level. The
t ienicth is four miles, and thr extreme
Width a mils and a quarter, while the shores are
winding and beautiful and overshadowed by many
mountain ;..• ,ks clothed by pine forests. It is fed
by siirn.^'. and mountain streams, and on one of
th. in Is the beautiful Liana Cascade, which was
named In honor of General Wool. The outlet of
the lake Is a larfc stream which affords water
power for several mil's
in thu midst of these most attractive surround
ings, which conduce to health and recuperation. Is
the 1-aK.- Dunmore House, at Salisbury, Vt. The
hHm i.s two hundred feet from the water, wiih ¦
gently sloping lawn Intervening, and the same dis
tance from a iarL-.j grove of pines. The house
accommodates two hundred persons, who nnd
there every comfort and luxury for the enjoyment
of hotel life amid i i t- s t class surroundings. 'i'h>
air is pure and exhilarating, fragrant with the
resinous odor of I vergreen forests, through
which paths wind to the summits of mountain
peaks ilsintf fully 8,308 f. • i There are ample facil
ities for boating and fishing, while excellent drives
Intersect the region and many line viewpoints can
be readily reached >>y pedestrians, equestrians, bl
cycllsts and those who like best to drive.
The Lake Dunmore region is reached by carriage
ftoiu Brandon, Vt., to which place through trains
run from New-York and Boston, <tid Is
checked to that point. WVI this season the Lake
Dunmore House has been refurnished and refitted,
and will offer all that guests can require for thor
ough and complete enjoyment
THE BEDFORD BPMINQB HOTEL.
Bedford Springs, nmld the ridges of tho All«»
ghanles. In Southern Pennsylvania, is a little moro
than a mile south of tho historic town of Bedford,
the seat <>t Bedford County, a community of some
thing like twenty-two hundred people. The village
Is reached either by the R-i!tim«>re and Ohio or tho
Pennsylvania Railroad, the ride from New-York.
Philadelphia or Washington being an easy one. The
visitor leaves any one <>i these points In the morn
ins and arrives at the Bedford Springs Hotel early
In the afternoon. •
Bedford's especial attraction is the sreat mag
nesia spring, to whose credit Is a long list of cures
of which even BnM or Carlsbad mle*nl be proud.
This *i>ririK has produced cures which Old World
waters have been pawerless to effect. It was only
a short time ago that one of the well known fre
ijuenters of liedford was In Carlsbad, where. In con
versation with one of the prominent doctors of
the place, the subject of American mineral springs
came up. The German physlsjnn said to the Amer
ican: "Why is ii that so many American physicians
send their patients to us when you have at home—
at Bedford, Perm.— a spring that is as good as
ours?" Bedford's great spring was discovered by
White men in 1796. and has ever since had many
visitors. It gushes sparkling from a rock, and
flows at the rate of a barrel a minute, without
change or Interruption, at a temperature of 58 de
Bedford Is a sunny, breezy spot, eleven hundred i
feet up In the mountains, where one is sure to find !
cool days and plkliis. Thero are smooth roads for
wheeling, picturesque paths through the forest, a
little lake in which are oarp. trout and eels, and
upon whose mlrrorllke surface one may spend a
summer afternoon In a boat with a book, or one ¦
may - once himself In the new observatory and ,
for hours feast his eyes upon some of the most ;
magnificent scenery in all the Alleghany Mountain
region: he may play tennis on some of the finest
courts in the country; bowl in an up to date alley,
or he may devote himself to a golfing so with
Charles .Thorn for an opponent. Mr. Thorn has been :
at work on the golf links for the last month or
more grading, enlarging tees and greens anil
lengthening the distances between holes, until now.
with the opening of the season less than ¦ week I
away, the Bedford links are in as perfect condition |
THE NEW MATHEWSON HOTEL
at Narragansett Pier, R. 1., Ls bey md question
the finest summer resort on the Atlantic coast.
V/ith a ¦Nsgnificent beach and ocean view
unequalled from Maine to Florida, the house
itself i-; up to the requirements of the most
exacting and fastidious patrons, who wish for
every luxur .. . : ; -. • c:\cz and ccr.ifort which
modern hot^l con :r.;;: : m-. and mana^sment
Its public rooms are not excelled in size
and elegance by those of any summer resort in
the land, and these wi:h its grand piazzas
'which may be inclosed in glass in inclement
weather' give ample and comfortable louneing
room for over five hundred people. In addi
tion to all the regular seashore amusements,
lovers of golf will find the most elaborate and
satisfactory provision for its enjoyment.
A high class orchestra will give morning
and evening concerts. Vc:al concerts on Sunday
and Thursday evenings by artists of recognized
The New Mathewson will open for the
season on June 20tH. Write for additional
S. W. Mathewson, Jr., Manager.
IMI'KKIAI. H' >TF.T.
i2r mast one £ nn * winte mm A ine rbor#
Ideal Resort of
OPENS JMLI IST.
ERNEST G. GROB, Manager,
HOTEL GRENOBLE, ... NEW YORK CITY.
THE BALSAMS Oixville Notch. N. H.
Open June 20 Improved since last season. A superior m...|.>rn hotel located a t>: .1 .rrand
srfiit'ry .-ml in :i i>:;r:uliso fi>r .-iH.rt>!!ien. K".'kler on application.
CHARLES H. GOULD. Manager.
>as it has been possible for tl.. - • ¦ ¦<¦¦;.'. golfer
: to bring about.
Visitors to the Bedford Springs Hotel this summer
will find the hotel greatly improved and under new
management. Oldtime visitors to Rlchfleld Springs
will be pleased to know that Thomas 1'.,.k -. for
| merly of the Spring House, will be in charge. Mr.
Open June 15 for the
Sum ni j Season.
Superior Stable- ,
Fine I8=lio!e Cicif Course,
Mountain !k: -
For Booklet ;ind Full Inlorm.ition
DAVID B. PLUMER, Manager,
A. J. MURPHY, Ass't Manager.
Management ot Laurel House
nnd Laurel-in- the- Pines,
Narragansett Pier, R.l.
The Imperial Hotel, one of the
best appointed Summer Hotels
on the Atlantic Coast.
VV. A. WE, Proprietor,
Parkes Is now Identified with the Hotel Bristol at
Flfth-ave. and Forty-second-st.. this city. Several
commodious suites of rooms, with baths, have titen
added for this season, and the di:.i: room with
Us new equipment, will be In charge of C. H.Ham
hous e for fourteen years Identified utl Urn Kitten
house, Philadelphia. - *