Clipped From The Weekly Wisconsin
It has often lieeu remarked that the seeneiy of tlie Wisconsin was tame and monotonous, aud if any one desired to look upon the sublime works of nature lie must go westward to Colorado, or eastward to the New England states; and yet thqae who have traveled through the wild fastnesses of tlie Bocky Mountains and explored the nigged wastes of the Aurioudncks toll us that there is a grand- em- iu tlio scenery around the Wisconsin Biver at the rapids of Mosinee or Wau- HIIU aud especially in the Dells, at Kilbourn, Kilbourn, that is wonderful in interest and of indescribable beauty. It hr>s been the privilege of uiauy thousands of strangers and friends to visit the Dells of the Wisconsin Biver iluring the present present season, and nil who have been there have Tieen delighted and 'astonished at the grandeur of the river scenery and the wierd beauty of the rocky canons and the picturesque gulches of the river. We went up from Portage on a St. Paul freight, anil in the beautiful moonlight had some fine views of the Wisconsin river below the Dolls. There worn some rafts of logs and lumber swinging lazily by the shore and here aud there great rocky islands of sandstone, with pine trees growing on them and high banks of silvery rocks and foliage on the opposite opposite side. Passing "Taylor's Glen" our train stopped on a siding (or the Chicago Chicago express and we walked up to the new brick depot, which is a very comfortable and pleasant improvement on the old one. The roar of the river and the indescribable indescribable beauty of the scenery took away our sleep and we strolled along to the massive rnilrood bridge and had a grand view of the rugged wildness of the lower Dells from the pier. The "Dell Queen" with a gay company of passengers was just coming out of the "Jaws of the Dells," and the sound of the happy voices and the music of the baud was a delightful serenade for a weary traveler. It has been a fuvorite excursion for tho summer guests at Kil- botiru to go up the river iu the evening, for while the Coldwater Canon and Witches' Gulch and High Bock and the Navy Yard are wonderful in the day time, there is an additional interest observed observed in the witchery of a moonlight evening, and the light and shades of the full moon brings out the full grotesque and romantic effect of these curious rocks and gulches. Captain Bell steers his trim little steamer to the landing and we follow the happy voyagers to our hotels, and are soon lulled to sleep by the muffled sound of the river and the refreshing refreshing breezes from the north. ••Kilbourn has become an important place of summer rest, and the objective point of many excursions to the famous Dells. Here are people from all sections of the country. The hotels and boarding boarding houses have been crowded and it is only lately that the numbers have been thinned out by the approach of cooler weather. Here ore whole families of refugees from southern cities and business business men nnd commercial travelers, and a large number of young people who say they are enjoying the bracing air, the fine booting and fishing and the wonderful wonderful scenery. Kilbonrn seems to be the favorite place for bridal tours this season. season. We noticed two happy couple the other night, and a friend of ours told us he went up the river a few evenings before with nix radiant brides and their joyful husbands. Let us hope that their life journey may be as smooth and as beautiful as the silvery Wisconsin on a moonlight night Everyone that we see is eager to hear *he latest Hews from our beloved President President There never was such widespread '