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LITERATURE.
MHcxxInes.
North Ambhican Ksvirctv. (I). Appleton &
Co., NewVork. ) a year.) In the November
number the discussion of "The Christian Uell
gion," by Col. Ingersoll and Judge Hlack, which
was commenced in the August number is con.
tinned. Col. Ingersoll now replies to the strict
tires of his opponent, and presents much more
fully than lie has over before done the logical
grounds for his opposition to Christianity. The
artiele will tie received with interest by those who
have read the first part of the debate, as well
by a'l tuo who believe that the cuue ol truth
is best advanced by free discussion. An early
number of the Kevlew will contain an exhaust-
Itc reply. In a Symposium on Presidential Ina-
bility, four of our most eminent jurists, Judge
Thomas M. Cooley, the Hon. Lyman Irumbuil,
Trof. Theodore W. Dwlght, and (Sen. H. f. Butler,
discuss the several weighty problems arising out
of Article 2 of the Constitution. "England's
Hereditary Republic" is the title of a significant
paper contributed by the Marquis of lllandford,
and Senator George F. Hour writes a statesman
like article on "The Appointing Power" of the
President of the United States.
lUitl'EK's Maoazixb. (Harper it Bros., New
York, ft a year.) The November number con
eludes the sixty-third volume of this standard
magazine. It opens with a finely illustrated ar-
tide by W. II. Kidelng entitle "In Cornwall with
an Umbrella;" which is followed by a spirited
account by U. W. Thomas, jr., of two weeks';
recreation and sport In the woods of Canada;
illustrated. Howard Pylu contributes a strong
poem, "Til&hmuti'g Hide from Yorktown to Phil
adelphia," with two striking pictures. Joseph
Hatton, in a second article on "Journalistic Lon
don," profusely illustrated, tells us all about the
London 7Vi.i and its leading editors. Alfred
Matthews gives a very interesting chapter in the
pioneer hiftory of Ohio, illustrated with portraits
of Massle, Titlln, Worthington, Allen and others.
John Haberton gives an entertaining obstruct of
Paul de Chaillu's travels In Scandinavia; and
Thomas Hughes contributes a warm sketch of
the bite Deuu Stunley, with a full page and very
impressive portrait. The serial novels "Anne"
and "A Laodicean" are continued; and John A.
Dillon run tributes a timuly and important article
on the Kads project of a Tehuantepec Ship Kail
wny. There ar short stories by Lucy Lareom
and Adelaide ('. AValdron. The editorial depart
Hunts are full as usual, und there is a prospectus
fur the coming year full of promise of increased
excellence fur thu new volume to open with the
next number.
Any of the above publications may lie seen at
the Bookstore of Osmun it I'liiiemiin, w here sub
scrlptious are received and single copies kept on
sale.
vakk.
The Uppar, Lower and Middle Gloiis.
I As fiiiMi lijr J. II. II.)
IIKKIt I'AUK lil.K.f.
When 1 first visited Deer Park, as it is com
inonly call d, I was so struck with its sublimity
and gruuili'iir that for a time 1 was In doubt
whether I was not standing within one of the
canyons of the Rockies, or the glens or gorges
of the A McghcnicB, instead of a prairie region like
this. At that timu a Journey to Deer Park glen,
as we will now call it, and which is thu light
adaptation, was by no means a small undertak
ing, as the road through the woods and down
the embankment that led to the entrance of the
glen was a perilous oue; and to venture down
with team and carriage wu at thu risk of a
"smash up," broken necks and thu loss of life
Itself. But now all Is changed a new roadway
i-t cut through the woods, a gentle grade leads
down to the entrance and with comparative ease
and safely you drive In and up the gleu to Its
centre, w here you alight from your carriage In
the very midst of its sublime attractions. Those
who visited the glen In years gone by would be
surprised to see tt now, with its new roadways,
w inding paths, rustic stairs and urtiliclal bridges,
stalls and drinking troughs for horses, ami last
but not least "Thu Lodge," w heru visitors can
refresh themselves before or after "doing" the
glen. All these improvements have been lie
cuinpilshed without detracting or disturbing iu
thu h'ast any of Its natural beauties. During the
coming w inter and spring many new ImproTe
inents in the way of walks, bridges, stairs, artl
llcial LToltos and pools are to be made, so that
those who see 11 to day will he surprised at the
trauformation next year, none of which Improve
ments will iu the least detract from Its original
beauty and mildness. All these Improvements
cost time and money and It is not to be supposed
that Mr. Clayton is doing all this for the pleas
ure of visitors without some view of compensa
tion. At present no admission for persons Is
charged, but a small fee for horses, which In
cludes the use of stulls. At the "Lodge" a gen
eral supply of refreshments is kept und fur
nished at reasonable prices, so that It is unneces
sary fur visitors to bring anytLir.g in that line
with -hem; und it may bo well to consider that
the liberality of visitors towards the manage,
went in thi6 respect depends the success of niak
log this one of the most popular and respectable
pleasure resorta In the state.
TUB HANKS OP TUB VEKMII.LION.
Before filtering the glen, a glance up und down
the banks of the historic Vermillion will repay
the visitor. At this point It is calm und placid
when high, but a little further on It is rapid and
dashes on over a rocky bottom by sharp wind
ings, rocky banks and shady groves, and finally
mingle with tbe waters of the Illinois. Most of
the year It tt nearly dry, but even then its rocky
banks and wooded bluffs will bring to mind the
early dayi of oar pioneers and the times that
tried men's souls, which Parkman and others so
thrilling! picture in their wrIUngs of the groat
west.
Turning to the entrance of tbe glee, our attcn
tion is drawn to a straggling stream that winds
Jong the base of tbe rock and ont into the mud
a r Vermillion. Iu silence teUos nought of the
sublimity tlirouKh w hich It liu jiasied. nor the
(Crandt-ur from which It uiiieru'cil, Junt h little fur
ther upt!iu k'lun.
TUB UI.KV
From Mm moment out) enters this mysterious
wonder of naturvV handiwork, and mown on pant
the towcrlnc rock and iri'jeetini,' leilirt'K, we are
struck with thu jrnml'Mir and sublimity of its
urroundlnifs, and as we. utlvuiicu inward and oh-
serve thu varying fliiitiires whirh jiri-suiit them,
selves, there seems to come over us an linpres.
slon that e are leavlnir I he outer world with all
its freshness and eiilenui: Miuietliinif of the un
real! Tliu coldness of the uleu chills us, the tow
eriiii,' walls shut u nil' from the world tieyond.as
it wire, and all we can sec above u is the liaiiy
liiR branches of trees, thrnuijh which flickers a
ray of sunshine, and far beyond through the cter
nil renltn of snacu we catch a irlimpse of the pale
blue sky ; while our thoughts endeavor to fathom
,i. , I .11 .. .. .,.. !,,,f,,, ,,,,, at iiiif
nie muni himij in un " u o,w,,. .., mo ...
eyes skim nlonj; the timber crowned summit of
this wondrous irorire. the Idea strikes us that
though we may be able to translate
Thi' silent wonts if flowers.
.Mill Hi'' n nilwr tl irliu In rllii.
II. .w llllli- ! we know
(If 111 t'VtTllMllllJf hills.
The first object that attracts our attention on
cnUriiij; is the massive walls to the left, whose
sides tower upward many feet In perpendicular
form, and around w hose base the waters of time
played many prutiks, forming miniature caves,
tiny grottos and other iiircr formations. On the
right the rocks are of an entirely different nature,
somewhat Irregular with great ledges and wood
ed from base to summit. A few yards on and
turning around so as to face the entrance, the
J roi'kn on the right (looking out; present a most
'reninrkitlilti formation in the form of
an imhav,
-tressed In all the toggery of his noble instincts,
Lnj a,,t.,irjn; Us ready for the warpath. Hull
,iu(.riited w ith a head dress and seemingly a how
and bundle of arrow s are slung over his shouldur.
His posture is standing und seemingly as a mou.
ster sentinel of the glen, while above his head a
giant tree spans the chasm. It require no
stretch of the Imagination to see all this, as it is
as plain as the nose on your face when observed
from the proper standpoint, and seems more the
work of human hands than of nature,
A few rods onward, a gentle turn to the left
and beyond to the right stands
"Till! I.OIK1K,"
a neat two-story wooden structure, where the In
ward man may he refreshed before taking In the
glen, and furnished rooms for those wishing fo
remain a night witl.lu this solitude. 1 he "Lodge"
Is also made to answer for a picture gallery, man-
aged tiy the proprietor, Mr. J. F. Standiford,
where many excellent views of the most import
ant points iu the glen can be hud and who also
manes a specialty of photographing groups in
any part of thy purk or glen.
To the right, or back of the "Lodge" is
TUB Imllll.K CASCAliK,
or what lias been known us the lower park. This
cascade is the most Interesting of its kind in the
glen, and its formation Is what might be called
very peculiar. Just before the water reaches the
precipice it divides, the main portion iu a body
going over the full, a distance of forty feet or
more, while the other branch liuds its way over
a ledge of rocks In myriads of tiny-like threads
of silver brightness, and all mingling again in a
ileal', sparkling pool ut thu base. When sutll-
elent water is iu the ravine above, the sight here
is charming, and I have no doubt Unit ut some
hour of the day a beautiful rainbow is here visi
be and perhaps fully us grand and glorious a
scene us Unit of " liaiubow Falls" or "Triple
Ciiscude," so much admired by all visitors to the
far famed Watkiu's Glen. The cascade is oval,
or perhaps crescent shaped, but in many places
great ledges and massive rocks are prominent.
(In both sides the rocky walls rise high and
rugged, umi to a certain degree assume some
thing of it sublimity touching on the magnifi
cent! The entire rock is massive, copiously coat
ed with bunging vines, ferns, mosses und other
foliage, while, high above its lofty summit tall .
trees wave their autumn branches in rich profu
sion, giving to the entire place a charm that is
exquisitely picturesque. From nearly every
nook and corner and up bet ween the rocks, come
springs of iliu purest wutcr, whose refreshing
coolness and cxhilerating drafts aro praised by
all visitors. Whether they contain any medical
properties lias not as yet been ascertained. The
supposition is that they do.
Leaving tbe double cascade we emerge Into
the main portion of (lie glen. On every side the
rocks tower high and rugged, those to thu left
forming a sort of alcove, beneath which are lo
cated the stalls and feeding places for horses.
Passing on beyond thu wittering troughs, a rustic
bridge is crossed, under which flows a dear,
sparkling stream, at thu bottom of w hich may be
seen myriads of tiny lislies sporting around in
playful revelry. The structure has heen named
tiik iiiiiiii.i: of sii.iis.
We suppose that, ns lime rolls on, many a maid
will heave a sigh, us here beneath the rocky
shade she will llrst listen to the witching tale
they love so much to her.
From thu bridge on every step adds a new
scene and every turn a view more grand and pic
turesque than unolher. Scene uftcr scene crow ds
the vision, und tiuully u point is reurhed w here
the picture greets one us something touching on
sublimity. This is supposed to be about thu cen
tre of the glen, und here we pause for it moment
to enjoy its w ild magnificence! Looking around
we find ourselves In a sort of amphitheatre or
oblong cavern, about fifty feet w ide by two hun
dred feet long. Our more pious companions
iiuini d this
TIIK CATIIUIUIAL,
a name to all appearances appropriate; its sur
roundings have more thu reseinblunce of one of
those sublime tabernacles of the great supreme
than any that I have yet seen. On every side
thu massive rocks lower heavenward, in some
places a hundred and forty feet or more, rough,
rugged und in many places in massive ledges,
und all ornamented with a beautiful foliage,
while far up their sides und high above their
hoary head' tall trees spread their leafy branch
es, through which we catch a glimpse ot the
vaulted dome of blue. Looking back towards
the entrance, now completely shut out from view
by a monster towering rock, whose proportions
are simply Immense, and w hosu peculiar forma
tion would suggest
TUB A IT A It,
as the most prominent object in this grand ca
thedral. If observed closely with a small draft
on the imagination, it w ill be seen that this grand
old rock forms almost a perfect altar, figurative
ly speaking; tbe shrubs, ferns, flowers and foli
age answering for ornaments and decorations.
Facing the upper end we have a charming view
of that beautiful waterfall, the "bridal veil,"
tbe music of whose falling waters Gils the require
ments of an organ, and for a
BAI-TimAL rut XT
those who btlSeve that without being "dipped"
or sprinkled no one can be saved, may
enjoy their batu in the styglan pool st its base
or in the rippling stream that goes murmuring
through the glen. The floor is very irregular
and here and there fitst hesps of stuff are plied up,
w hlcli, to A certain extent, mars tl4 effect. Great
boulders, which some timo in tlo dim distant
ages of thu past were cleft asuader and sent
whirling down from their rocky! beds, trees,
among whose branches the winds of time have
tuned their harps, secured at lait, have been
dropped from their aerlel heights to mingle w ith
this vast conglomeration of things. Here
" All tin sir n nlmiili stlllni'M Litjih,"
and nothing is hcatd save the song of birds, the
music of falling waters und the murmuring rip
ple of the stream as It courses through the gleu
and out to join the waters of thu muddy Vermil
lion. Leaving this tabernacle of nature's crea
tion, within which we feel as thuugh thu gods
had taken us home, as though we were standing
within oue of thu mighty chambers of thu Su
preme Uulcr himself, we pass on towards the
arena, pausing here und there us wo udvauce to
view some charming scene or the gorgeous foil
age, and finally reuch
T II K ItoTI'NDt,
the crowning feature of viie glen and the grandest
of its kind that 1 have ever seen. The rotunda,
as Its name would indicate, Is an amphitheatre
In style, and has great projecting ledges, which
form alcoves or domes, under which many hun-
dreds of people might lind shelter in case of
storm or rain. That which attracts the most at
tention w lien a suflieieiicy of water is in the glen
abuve is
TIIK IIKIIIAI. VKII.,
one of the most charming and handsome wa
terfalls on the American continent for its size;
as perfectly regular and graceful as even "Min
nehaha's laughing water." It first appears some
thirty feet above the precipice In a aeries of cas-
cades, the first taking a leap of tell or fifteen feet.
then nulling over a smooth surface it takes an
other bound of about the samedistuncu and final
ly, after a graceful How of about twenty feet,
takes its final leap of thirty feet or more anil
striking the projecting rocks below Is dashed
Into foam, after which it bubbles for a time in
A STVOlAN rooi.
and then flows on through the glen. Within
this vestibule uru to he seen neurly all the won
ders of rock and glen, while many of the forma
tions ure peculiar, and if geologists are to be be
lieved it has taken ages and ugesof time to form.
There is one prominent formation here, that not
one iu a thousuud would ever see or know any
tiling of unless his attention weru culled to it,
and that is
TIIK I il. i MAN OK TIIK (ll.KN !
But there he sits upon his rocky throne ns the
presiding genius of the gorge, and there in sol
emn dignity and alone wutchlng over the domain,
s it were, monarch of all he surveys. Thu fea
lures are very prominent when viewed from the
right standpoint. A giant-shaped head and bust
of immense magnitude only appears in tiiaiieiige
of rock on the left hand side facing the " bridal
veil." But in order to see the figure perfectly, it
is necessary to taku a position almost tinder this
rock and close up to thu wall of the "bridal veil,"
looking out towards the entrance of the glen,
und casting your eyes upward to the ledge of
rock, now on your right, there will be no trou
ble in discovering "the old man."
Immediately under this rock h
I'M Til's I'AVKKN,
a damp, dark cavern or gallery, with un opening
at the further end large enough to admit a good
sized body through. Here it is iihvays damp and
cold, into which a ray of sunshine never pene
trates, und but seldom glimmers a shade of light.
Looking around within this mighty cavern und
beholding its vastness which requires a readier
I ie it than I can wield to portray its greatness
und the Inspiring sensations that crowd upon
one's mind as he is made to realize its stupendous
grundeur here, amid its solitude, we fcctm
to have forgotten the ou'er world that we left be
hind, and to almost realize that we are no inoru
upon this earth, but by soinu mysterious mode
have been transported to an u.iknown region,
and here, admiring thu wurli of some ancient
races, which the ceaseless a,'cs of time have
wiped out of existence, leaving sublime wonders
such as tills as monuments to their past great
ness! Contemplating all this, we are forced to
exclaim
Oh. thmi inluMjr. wnti'lrniu fDrun I'lliUme,
M:iiniic erraiiirt' frnin Ihr l mil nf i line.
'.Mi.i slispwl ynur f.niii. uiir Unli-nus l.u-i',
Wherr rt thou burn uml wlnti ul ml lliy rare?
How ninny ski inllril tlieirci'iiM'IcMi nmnil
Since nature f.insi'il then In ln-r imclil iinifiiuiiil .'
And put tn uluiiiii' I In' ImnllliiK cults of nlil .'
Si I 'i.ik out, ol il liori', anil let Hit- tnilli tu told !
Illil .love coiiiiiianil tlis In mrli nhnp to r!w
A in til Hume I n ui ill I Unit Mo 'ill. tin- mm. ml nklca '.'
Was It the ili'luur, or wmie iniKlily storm
Tlmt wroiiL'lit llu'i" Inlo nucha learl'iil form?
Or flnuii'il liy t-srtliiiuak.es, ln.'ii ireinliiiiii! uiouuulnl
fell.
Or lliiiiulerlioliH liurleil from the ileptlmof hell .
fipi sk nut. mill tell Un' story of lliy turlll.
'1 liy loni; i-kperiem-e on our uiottnT rurlh.
Who sll were )iri"hi'iit on thul niiitful ihy,
Aiitflu or ili-uln-suit which, prnv, !''il the w:iy '!
Il(i MT.tliR Weep tt hell eumc the liuhtr ftiisll.
Ami ilenmllh lilllll illl'hl Ihe l'e:lt'flll ernnii?
W t-rl thou hers w hen limn, nenk lilllll.iu, fell ?
Will thou mil spsuk or aiiitht or thee u- teil .'
( If I lie ee:isc-H v'.'H I hull IllIM i.! lllllher.il here.
Ilelore the Keil Mini i iniie tonlay the muni ileer '
l-'alr iiiahla with smiles, hewitehlm; fver ili-ir,
(Hit Imeh's Kniiiil iiml siren from lar uml neiir;
All Coine llh J" loitreet thy lemry lek.
In new thy ennii. uml see thy uiifhiy rocks;
'I n pnn-c thy eharius uml eriilnl nii-ouum tu street,
VVIiom' luilihliiik' waters sp irkle nt their fert.
Mule-lie woniler. uninaii hi .1 Hum luinlM alone,
illeil liy iiawhl 'neath Heaven' vaulted dome.
OI.I'.N AlU VIiIA,
or the "1'i'per (ilen," as it Is called, Is seldom
visiied. I ndeed, it is safe to state that not one in
twenty of the thousands that visit lecr 1'ark
(ilen annually ever think id taking it in, while a
great number scaietiy know of Its exister.ee, but
as a general tiling see the llrt part us far us the
ltrlil.il Veil, und l'o uwiiv in blisr-ful ignorance of
anything else worth seeing. Hundreds go to the
Park only for thu sake of saying they hud been
there, and come away sati-lied, yet having no
more conception of .its sublimity and grandeur
than a cow has of music. It was one of this class
and. of course, u woman hailing from La
Salle or that region, w ho on a recent occasion
visited the glen. She had been all over the
world, she said, bud seen everything but Deer
Park, und hud heard so much of it that shu came
to sec It; and when linked w hat she thought of
it she replied: "II, It is very nice, but nothing to
be compared to Niagara Kails!" That woman Is
too utterly utter; she ought to be put on ice she
is entirely too fresh; butfuirlv represents large
proportion of the visitors ul the glen.
(ilen Arcadia d tilers in every respect from the
lower glen, and although imt possessing any of
the sublimit,)' or grandeur of the latter has many
charming tuts of senery that in themselves are
both delightful and fairy like. Thu rocks do not
tower to such an iinmeii-'.' height, but what is
lost In grandeur is made iii in mild beauty ; so
that if lovely grottoes, beautiful cascades, crystal
pools, mossy dells and foliage of the rttrest na
ture Is worth looking at, then a tramp along Its
winding confines will he found a pleasant Jour
ney. Near the "Lodge" we mouut a queer
aha'd pair of stairs, railed
THE STEIH P TIME,
at least it takes a long time to reach their top,
which carry us to the summit of the (flen, along
which we follow a path for some distance, which
Is called
Till I.OVKI.S' KA1III.E,
hsflng many rustic walks, shaded paths and
lovely arbours; indeed, the most charming of
places to whisper soft talk and all thoss sweet
things that sentlmeatalooesenj yy. Tbe Ramble 1
ends rather abruplly, where a descent Is made In
order to get into Arcadia. Turning to the left as
we enter, wo move toward the precipice, over a
broad Hat rock bed, worn smooth by the waters
of time rolling over it. On both side thu rocky
walls risu some thirty or forty feet with nothing
particularly attractive about them except a co
pious growth of ferns, mosses, vines and foliage.
Follow ing ou we come to
THItlUCT. ( AS Aim,
(it appearing terrace liku from tielow) or that
which forms thu series n'mve the "Bridal Veil."
This cascade Is about ten feet high and at its
base Is a pool or well shaped like an
OTsTKIt HIIIM.l..
This well Is some liftccn or twenty feet deep
to the water, but far below may bu seen rocks,
trees und other stulf. Fifteen or twenty feet be.
yond Is the second cascade, over w hich the wa
ter takes a tumblu of a dozen feet or more, at the
base of w hich is another of those wells, shaped
like an immense heart, un impression perhaps of
that part of the anatomy of one of the giant's of
old, to whose memory we dubbed this
TI1H MAlllBN'S IIEHT.
These wells.as they are called, are queer forma,
tions and ju.-t how deep they are or w hat freak
of nature produced them has never been under,
stood. Those who discovered them say that when
first seen they were fathomless, and supposed to
In: uir holes to tome underground world; that
flouting matter has been thrown In which was ftf
terwaids found along the Vermillion or the Illi
nois. If this Is true who knows but that a cave
more grand and beautiful than the gten itself, ev
en the Mammoth Cave of Kentucky, or any of
those great caves, lies sleeping beneath those
hills! Mr. Standiford, of the "Lodge," said that
an old settler told him (and surely thu word of un
old settler is uot to be doubted!) that a very an
cient 1 ml inn maiden told him that there was a
tradition among her people regarding these
wells: that one day a giantess beauty, after a per
ambulation over the Lovers' Kumblu, strayed
down to this spot on thu rocks where "the boys"
weiu having a gamu of "Old Sledge," and after
fooling around for some time, she dropped her
heart which was a very heavy one, especial
ly at that moment, as her fallow went broke on
a pair of queens -and falling on thu sandstone
rock, which was then very soft. It wcut right
through out of sight, leaving nothing but its
shape. Another plausible story is given regard
ing the one shaped like nn oyster shell, but I will
not give It, but only mention litis us coming
from as good authority us an old settler, which
may or may not be taken as noaiicl truth.
From the precipice of the Bridal Veil the view j
down the vista is one of exq iisitu beauty. It is
here that till the sublimity and gruudeur is seen
to the best advantage. From this standpoint we
peer into its deep recesses; its towering wall ap
pear more massive; its caverns and ledgss more
terrible, and its profusion of foliage more charm
lug and beautiful; while above lolly pines, grand
old oaks and other growths raise their stately
forms, completing a picture the like of which is
rare and seldom met with. Hetrscing our steps,
we climb a sort of a
JACOH'S I.AIMIKK,
on which we descended to this point, which is
about thirty feet below (ilen Areiula, or thu up
per glen. As we udvuiice the glen grows more
interesting, and at many points really charming.
In 6iuiie places the rocks rise nearly a hundred
feet in height. Bold projecting ledges uru here
and there to be seen, and w hat would appear to
be attractive waterfalls and cascades. But its
chief attraction, and that which it is iuo:-t ad
mired for, Is its profusion of ferns, mosses and
great variety of foliage, beautiful beyond con.
ccption, all of which must lie seen to be appre
ciated. About midway in the glen a high promontory
attracts our notice. This point has a history,
though of local fame. Once upon a time and
not a very remote time either a most terrific bat
tle took place here, and ever since it has been
know li us
'rilK 11ATTI.B Oltlll'NH OP FliKNs.
An eyu witness says that they had locked horns
and fought with Unit desperation know n to their
ferocious nature; in tin) struggle they got too
close to the cde of the precipice, over which
they went, falling a distance of some fifty feet or
more; but to the great surprise of thu looker-on,
the contestants weru uninjured, only in the
adaptation of thu phrase "more scared than
hurt." As soon us they discovered "what struek
them" they raised their banners and without any
more ado made a clear casu of Bull Kim of it
TUB Jl'Nt'TIO.N,
or where the glen forms into three separate di
visions, is finally reached. Here we pause for a
few brief moments to take iu the situation and
contemplate tbe journey which so far has been
kalei lesc 'pic in its changes, flere, indeed, is
F.iysium, where one could sit and dream sweet
life away in joy, in peace und in happiness, were
it not. for the infernal mosquitoes! I don't know-
that I have the right to question the wisdom of
the Almighty or ask why he made this, that or
anything else all weru created for some pur
pose no doubt but iu the name of all that is
wonderful, for what purpose did lie create these
musical, blood-sucking devils, und especially
such "whoppers" as infest this part of the glen?
Men cry out for "a lodge iu some vast wilderness
away from the madd'ning crowds"-of mosquitoes,
of course; but if they had my experience there
to-day they would exclaim for a seat on (ireen
lund'slcy mountains any w here away from those
blood-thirsty brutes.
At this point the rocks risu more lofty titan at
any other point in (ilen Arsadia. There are rug
ged and mossy ledges to bu seen, but entirely de
void of anything iu the way of formations. Yet
there are attractions which In themselves are
striking and cause those who understand their
"lay" much surprise. The junction of the three
glens and the peculiar way in which they come
together are in themselves queer freaks of na
ture. To the right, before leaving (ilen Arcadia,
Is a charming little spot which we christened
TUB FKKNEKT,
there beiugsuch a t'.isplay of those ever pleasing
plants, as well as mosses and other foliage. Tak
ing that branch to the right, and to which we
gave the name of
MYSTIC lil.EX,
from the fact that it has a mysterious air about
It and an unknown ending.our furthest point
of exploration was to
8TA1RWT FALLS,
composed of a great number of ledges and rovk
projections which resemble a stairway, over
which water leaps from rock to rock In dainty
undulations. Above the falls the rock bed is as
level as a floor for a considerable distauee, white
both Its sides are a sight that might be pleasing
to the fairies, at least a picture far more beautiful
than the most sanguine visitor would expect to
find In this particular sjiot Far as the eyes
could penetrate Rreat niches and rocky ledges
are to seen, densely covered with a luxurious
growth of foliage, uuequalled in any other part
of the glen. On the bluffs above us lower uie
oak. the cedar, the maple in all the prkie and
nialcstr of their native loveliness, their wide-
spreading branches shutting out the sunlight
sod causing a garb of gloomy shade to pervade
Ibe plea.
Retracing our steps to the junction on the "di.
vide," we took the branch that lends to the left,
called
fil.r.X FACILITY,
named so on account of thu ease and facility
with which one can traverse ill confines. The
rock bed of (ilen Facility la smooth and level,
though there is nothing in thu rocky walls at tnls
point, but thu foliage is simply beautiful. For
Hourly a quarter of a tulle we follow the wind
ings of thu glen, now stopping to admire some
rock formation, then to gane on thu luxuriant fo
llage, with an occasional glance upward at the
towering trees along the summit. Iu this man-
j ner wu reach
citmciiNT FAI.I.,
w hich, as its name would suggest, Is oval or cir
cular formed. It Is one of thu most perfectly
formed fulls In the entire glen, and although not
over eight or ten feet high, is one of the most at
tractive. At Us buse Is to be seen
HEFI.EI'TION POOL.
The rock above this for over 2ml feet Is as
smooth as a floor and may, for all we know, have
been the dancing hall of the gods whenever they
held high carnival. Indeed, it is a floor such as
Willis might weep with joy to possess, and just
the foundation for the boys to dance the "Hack
et," thu "(iennnn" or tiny of the rest of those
"new fangled" dances now in vogue. For near
ly a mile and a half we traverse this sylvan soli
tude, now mounting some ledge of rocks which
forms a cascade or waterfall; then "waltzing"
over some rocky bed, worn siiio illi and level as
though man's aid wits brought to use in its con
struction; again stopping to admire the beauty
of some picturesque scene, and finally to emerge
out upon the binds, from which slope back in
dream-like vastness the broud and beautiful pral
rles. This entire region Is one vast urea of du
lightful wanders and attractions, whose sublimi
ty no writer could possibly trnnfer to paper.
Within its solitudes are to be found the most en-
chanting retreats, carpeted with mosses and
adorned with shrubs and foliage of the rarest
kinds; glens and canyons of wonderful forma
tion, and uli overlooked with forest shades.
whose stately growth and majestic grandeur are
not surpassed anywhere from the Rocky motin-
tains to thu Adirondacks.
KEi't iti.K AV Crrv, Nelt., .March Hi, IKso.
I tried your Kendall's Spavin Cure, and it hud
the desired effect. It cured the spavin which
other treatments failed to do. I did not use
quite onu bottle of your liniment. After the
spavin was removed I drove the horse uud his
mate over 500 miles, from I. inn county, Iowa, to
Martin comity, .Neb., with a load of 'J.ikio pounds,
sun mnile the trip iu four weeks. I lease send
your ' TrcutiM' on the Horse."
Yours truly, .Ia.mks Yi'i.i.km
Time Tries All.
So it docs, and in all cases of dyspepsia, Indi
ccstion, kidney and livereomplaints, biliousness,
etc., Hurdock Wood Hitters have been proved by
many a trial to be a reiiuble cure. Price $1, trial
size 10 cents.
Ural 33tatf ani) I-nsunuuf.
IB. J. 0. HARRIS,
AL ESTATE
INSURANCE,
Steamship Agent
.notary prune.
2 in Brookfield, 1 iu Wallace,
1 in vValtham, 1 in Rutland,
1 in Doer Fark, 2 in South Ottawa,
Vi'tl uilitT in viirloiis inirts of the countv. All of then'
liiriui. ure oiri'i'.'il :lt less llisn enrri'lit priti-n. ttiwl lingers
will consult their own Interests tiy examining; my list. J
Anof Mime tin. ' biiruniiii. lUi J. u. II AIiltls.
Nebraska Lands.
fti.OCO Acres of the finest land In the ntute at very low
prices (fj mid uiiMunliO and on lonR time, ( nil or send for
limps and piiiiiplilels. '- (- MAI.M-s.
July 2, 1SS1. Attent II. k M. 11. II. Co
OCEAN TICKETS.
Of six lines, to and from all European ports, st lowet
rates. Ill. J- (' HAIilllS.
CITY rUOl'ElM
i. inii-firii'im7. unit wilt lie much htnlicr ncfom tl. close i
the vt'ar. Now Is the time to buy. I have more than !
pieces of clly properly for sale, many of them still ut hard
times prices.
DR. J. O. HARRIS
Ottawa, April 2-tf
FARK FOR SALE.
One of the finest and most desira
ble farms In IiiNalloOo.; the Clark
Farm, Ua miles south of Ottawa.
Apnlv to M. I). CLANK, or L. N.
WATERMAN.
19
FOR SALE.
ii viil storv-and a half lioiie and five ncrrs of p. mil R.ir
.ten land, well nit tutted on the bank of the Illinois river, in
.Seneca Price, t'.W. Must he "old to oh we nn estate.
Ko i 15 acres of Coal Land on the Kankakee and Seneca
Iiailroiul, about two miles from ''ucc'i. , , ,
. Ji. i i 'hun i IjL,
Sept.'JMW iM'iieta, 111.
$72
A H EK.K.
Outfit tree,
f 13 a day at home easily made. Cotly
Address Tuck Co., Augusta, .Value
UanRs.
RATIONAL. CITY 1IANU
A OF OTTAWA.
(Fornmrly City Bank of Eaaies. Allen A O.)
L. H. EAMK3
K. C. AI.LKS
O. L. LIXKLEV..
President
Vice rroaldent
Assist. Cashier
Exchange on Chioago and New York
And all the principal cltleeast and west,
BorC.HT AND SOU.
Kx'liaKon England, 'relaud. Sct!nd and all Im
portant pwlnw In Continental Kurope. drawn In sutui to ull
purchaMn.
U. H. I eve 1 1 vie Stain psiof atldnom atloocoa
ttantly on hand and for sale.
UnitiMJ Htntca Jloudu, Local Securities, Gold an
Silver bought and sold.
Ranking hour from 9 A. M. to 4 r. a.
Jan. li, 1ST8 L. LISDLEV. Assist. Cashier.
MIKHT NATIONAL HAMi
Ol OTTAWA.
Capital, - - - - 8100.000.
II. M. HAMILTON.
L. LKLASP
JOHN K. NASH....
Prldnt.
.Vice President.
Cathie.-.
MKKCTOKSr
Milton H. Swift,
H. M. Hamilton.
W. BusUnrll,
Loirni liPland.
E. Y. Grttre.
John K. Kath.
Isaac Uaga.
Ktiohan
hants 0" l -,rw ora.a
r th CulUfd Statra. bniurht a&d fo
hsnc on Kna-WUHL. Ireland, t
on Chlcari, Kfw York, and all Uw principal
emwf t
ild.
bcutland and Oat)-
aental Knrope drawn in sum to suit.
ITnitml thataa Uonds, uoia ana eurtr dobkoi
h. siJjiitwa mrm mrti that ran onr tndoennmta M
eastoama. and ww shall use oar rnomron to gtv sauatao
on to UKwe cntrnMtDC ns wtth thetr hlow,
Hnktn nor com a. m. .
Oca. la, ink JOUS F. 9 ASH. Csshser.
H. SMEETON,
di:.i.ik in
) MlUIUMj 1 UlUUUVWj
GAS AND STEAM FITTINGS.
ALSO I'l.r.MlilNG
Also Manufacturer of Iron Comics, Sheet Iron
Doors and Blinds, Roofing, do.
IT"(i Fixture" (illili il and Stoves nioril and repaired.
At Jiu knoii A Uiikwood'H old sliilnl, .Main al. uprlt
1881.
1SS1.
I liavo a better ami buyer Hoe It
of Coiru cn sal
FIWE FURNITURE
PAULOU SI ITS,
DRESSER SUITS,
BABY CARRIAGES,
MrsckPln, etc., now on ti&mt lor spiinp trsdr than lever be
fore inul the pleasure of oilsrlim to ttiv people of Ottawa
and vlcltiliy, ami, aa I miinurat'ttirft tin; most of my own
poods, I can and am telling at the VKKV I.OWKST PKICE8
(foliiK. Call and see for yourself und onllRe
Yours respectfully,
mavl
(i. V. KUGG
A. H. STROBEL,
At the old stnnd of Strohel A (iondolf,
opposite V. Uodirey's store,
Manufactures und sells nil styles of
HARNESS, SADDLES
AM) FLY-NETS,
A tul liHcpH in btot'U ti full line of
Ulauki'ts, Sheets, Wliijis, ilrushe.s
AND (.TURY-COMUS,
In lwt everytlilnR iinmlly tumid In a ftrst-claM harneot
simp, nil ot w lili li lie will Fell At the
LOWEST LIVING PRICES.
Olve lilm a call when siij'thliiR 1. wanted. Ve manu
factures CnlliirH, mid Kiisrnntees lliut they will not prora
Injurious to horses neurlntt them.
Special Attention f'aitl to ItepHlrlng.
Ottsws, III., February 14. 1S80.
Heat, Chtnpfxt, Moat Khtxtit' ii n ruble
HORSE GBLUIRS
I Are made by the FOX hlVKlt IllillhK COI.I.AIt MS O
uii., imyioii, tu. ah me principal unities, liiciuillnit
our ssi'iim It'sH Tram Collar, aluiiys on lined,
and any Knule or imperii made lo order on short notice.
Send poslul curd tor descriptive price list, t or mile by
lull ..rf.ii-li.ul llPll.uBfll..t.r.
I Auk. 2S. 1S7. A. F. DI'NAVAN. Peey.
GEO. W. RAVENS,
l.issay;c Tickets,
Foreign Exchange,
AVB
Insurance
llusincss.
IV MIISlSY "r LOAN,
Southeast corner Post (iir.ee lilock, Ottawa Illinois.
IF YOU WANT
To doctor yourself, I have all the Patunt Medicines tba
are. c'ioil tor anytlilni;, and uon.e that clnon to euro all d
eases K. V. tilUGbb .
hTqTstbaw sts"
AM) PLAXIXU MILL.
Near the Illinois River Bridge.
H. P. CLARK.
Houso mri Sigss Painting
Paper Hanging, Caloimining. Grain
ing, Marbling, &c.
Rhop, on Columbus Street, one block east of the post
office. Ottawa. Illinois. ninrlO
MEAT MARKET,
WM. DEO EX, Proprietor.
The above popular iniirket is now located
Iii Armour's New Ituilding,
ON MADISON BTKEET,
When; the public will Always flrrJ ft full supply of
FRESH AND SALT MEATS,
Such as Beef, Pork. Mutton, Veul. Putiure. Ttiims Bacon.
The highest price punt toriiooo. iieet or ninnping Tallin.
I hope to receive a liberal share nf Ihe public patronage,
feelli.'ii assured Unit I can make It to every one's advantage
tofrwle with me. W.M. DKOEN.
Ottawa January 25. 1ST9
JOHN GROSS,
AND BLANK BOOK MANUFACTURES,
Paper llox Manufacturer,
OTTAWA. ILiLS,
Office, 20 and 21 La Salle Street.
fW Paper ruled to any desired patters. maris IS
THOMAS & HUGH COLWELL,
CONTRACTORS,
BUILDERS,
ASD MAXrFACITRERS OF
Sash, Doors and lUinds,
Stairs, Stair lialllnt. P.tlusters Posts. MouMings, Crlt
rls, sets. All kind, of
BUILDING PAPER.
We are preraml to take contract. In any part of th.
country, and thnne contemplating building will consult
tnciroan tntervst. vr caning aims up.imp-iui'svurHir
re. on their work. With our In.proved uiwhtnerr we art
prepared to do ail kind, of
Dressing, Matching, Ripping,
Ac.! as well a. AH Milt of Sash, r.llml.. Mou'dlng. Brae
eta. Ptalr. We solicit t call front tbuac requiring anything
lo oar line.
ESTIMATES FURNISHED.
THOMAS HCGH COLWEli.
Ottawa, riU May M, UW
I WILL SEND
An4 tt tor cti'tir Aj UtAcT.m itMDrvf ud BooTlta
Ml 4 0 aOt UV Ik aV. WAAWI

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