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VOL. XXIV., NO. 12G. OCONOMOWOC AND (Pipe ITS HAM BEADTIES. Chicagoans Have Magnificent Homes, and Fast Horses. THE PLACE OcoiomovM. July K-Spwlii Cor respondence. People who have read tbe ad-vane sheets of "Tbe Personal Recollections of St. Peter" narrate an Interesting reminiscence told by the white-haired gatekeeper of Paradise. On a beautiful day. when apace was aglow with color and all atmosphere was winced with niuik, there appeared at th portala of Paradise a man who clamored for iilmlu ion. St. Peter questioned blm as to name, birth, station, profession, and earthly norali. and finally asked the appljfant for pice tbe name of bis former abode on earth. "Oconomowoc. Wis.," was the brief but sufficient reply. "My son." said St. Peter. "I fear me greatly that thou bast erred In coming bere. for known' tbou not that Oconomowoc la heaven Itself T" And the stranger returned to Oconomowoc. chagrined that he should so far hare forgotten himself as to imagine anything more beautiful, more restful, or more heavenly than Oronomowoc. N..w it appears, however, that tbe residents cf Oconomowoc deny this story, tbe VIEW FROM LAKE I -A HULl.E OK lEItD: X N D W PECK'S SWISS COTTAGE denial being based ooly on tbe declaration that Oronomowoc la so supremely besltby that bo one ever dies there. One of tbe most truthful Inhabitants, however, admits that a ma did die some weeks ago at the age of I9f years, but this centenarian lived ten miles from bere. Some call the place "roonte" for short, being on familiar terms with It. Others less familiar, and la exact as to pronunciation and enunciation, say " 'Coo'm'wor." but tbe new arrival gives the place all Its o's and all Its c'a. Tbe nea arrival from Chicago or Milwaukee passes through a beautifully wooded country, sees pleasantly situated cottages and well-cultivated farms, bears lb conductor shout In Indistinct tones. "Pe-waukre." "Alaska." "Lakeside." "Hart-land." "Nagowlrka Static." "Xasbotab Sta-tlno." "Oaawhe Station." and "Glffcrd Station." Tbe pasaeeger know Intuitively that Ocooosr.owoc comes sett. and. looking out of tb window, sees, a furlong or two from tb train, a magnificent borne In colonial yellow, with broad, accommodating porches, tower, garden, greenhouses, roadways, farm, and lodge, and la told It Is one of tbe soost attractive and comfortable as well as most artistically furnished summer homes In the West a spot that was all farm land four years ago. but which has In three years been transformed into the palatial home of Philip D. Armour. Jr.. of Chicago. A Ursrrsas .M elcesir. The train rolls Into tbe little station, there are carriages and carts and even brakes to welcome you all private property, void of tbe .oral encumbrances and annoyances at Niagara Fall. You drive up tbe village street. broad roadway lined on either side vita dense shade trees and small stores, yon turn a corner Into another broad avenue, that resembles somewhat a city boulevard; more small stores. more life. Just as la the city; gay equipages pass you. but none overtake you; well-to-do men pass by. and handsome women and beautiful girls salute each other from cart or carriage or bicycle; you look ahead and catch a glimpse of a magnificent bit of densely shaded roadway, on which tbe trees on either side salute and Interlock arms, as It were. In gladdening welcome; to tbe right you see a small sheet of pure water, and you are told It la Fowler Lake: Just a little further the shops snd stores come to an end. there Is more sky to view, and all at once you catch a glimpse of another lake, larger, more serene, more gay than (be other, a view of Swiss and American cottages that front, apparently, on street and lake. There and then you stop In front of a tall white building, with a series of verandas clinging steadfastly to seven tall, majestic white pillars. Too are now la the midst of Oconomowoc. Tbe serene body of water, over and beyond which you see one of the most entrancing and glorious sunsets your eyes have ever beheld at home or "abrcad. Is the famous Lake La Belle, made notable all over tbe country by the regattas of the Oconomowoc Tacht Club. The cottages are homes of wealthy St. Louis-ana sad Chicagoans. gad the tall, white build- -IS LAV DALE." THE HOVE lag with the seven) stately columns of Sated white is the celebrated Draper Hall, where for twenty-six years society has made merry la the summer; where the youth aad beauty of St. Louis. Louisville. New Orleans, aad Ctlcsgo and their sister cities have whlled away dull care aad secured a new leas of life an4 aa added stock of good health and eajoymeat. . Draper Ifall sUads MaUstl to tie rustle krg&g&a&k Fine Yachts, IS RESTFUL beauties of Oconomowce Tery much as tbe Garden of tbe Gods does to tbe weird grand eur of Plke'B Peat Going or coming by carriage or on foot, sailing or rowing, somehow you always find Draper Hall, with Ita people attuned to merriment. conspicuous Incident of tbe trip. Although you would hardly Imagine it. Oconomowoc means "The Place of the Winds." and the residents bere say there la always a pleasant breeze except at tbe Inopportune moment when twenty yachts on Lake La Belle are pining for wind and a silver cup. Oconomowoc is restful, hence a supreme summer resort. It has a great share of good weather, bealtby weather, that la. and buoyant atmosphere that enlivens and soothes at the same time; a constant variety of picturesque landscape to cheer the eye and enthuse the senses. There is everywhere some spot that seems just a little bit brighter, fairer, prettier, or more Weal than some other spot that you have feasted on with admiration: there Is everywhere a view of waterscape and landscape to make one more and more In love with nature. Tou realise at once that here is a playground designed fcr man's delight by nature and Improved by man to accommodate It more to his Individual sense of beauty and content. Tou know that bere you cao row. sail. fish. swim, or loaf by sitting In the bough of a tree, with no thought but tbe sweetness of rest and the l-uftty of life, and unincumbered by tb trials or thoughts of tbe city. You rare naught bere for the rest of tbe world if there I scmewber such a place as New York, well, what of It? If there Is a resort where people dance and dine and It la called New- THE HOME OF MRS. port, who cares? If Pattl's voice is failing, or Melba sings flat, or tbe second movement of Beethoven's Ninth Symphony Is played too rapidly, what concern is that of the gay. peaceful world that finds its haven of content atd bliss amid tbe thousand beauties of Oconomowoc ? osae Great Drives. If you tire of the water which some people do for three or four consecutive hours st a tlrne. but never very often they are glad dened by the knowledge that here in thla vlclnltv are some of tbe grandest drives In tbe world, good, natural drives that In ordi nary weather cannot be excelled. These drives lead to a multitude of pretty places, through well-wooded groves, through dense forests, along pleasant streams that laugh end sing si you ride along their banks, along the shores of many lakes, oa most of which vou can fish. If you desire, where you can rest for a noonday dinner served al fresco or Indoors: where yon meet agreeanie peopie and courteous farmers. Everywhere along these drives you find some new Joy. some delicious moments of rare communion with tature. These drives are long and these drives are many. You can drive every day for a month and take a new road every day, alwaya coming to a beautiful lake in your wanderings. Everybody carries a map of the country with the roads well outlined, so that there la neither confusion, hesitation, nor doubt. CP WAXTXS L. PECK. At Oeoaotaowoe yon live outdoors. Tou are not always at home, bat your life for the time being centers la Oconomowoc That popnlar and distinguished young Chicago novelist, Mr. Henry B. Fuller, whose mother and sisters add to the charm of Oconomowoc by their presence, la one of bis books. "Tb Cllff-Dwellers." bring soma of hla characters to Oconomowoc Listen to a bit from the book: "Ocoaomowoe, from Of den's point of view. jF- ' -g - -- CHICAGO, SUNDAY, JULY 28, appeared as one wide street running between two small lakes that were only a few hundred feet asunder. Tbe business part of tbe street was built neatly and compactly of tbe cream-colored brick of Milwaukee, and tbe rest of It was a thickly shaded stretch bordered with a double string of summer cottages, which fronted on the street and backed on tbe water. In tbe midst of tbe cottages stood a big hotel of yellow brick; It was faced with a lofty row A-vfSs. -v.. - : TT7 Kw. Li THE BKOOKIN-S AND of seven Immense white columns, and above the maples before It there rose a steep roof set with a series of dormer windows. "The town was at the beginning of Its annual patriotic flurry: after the Fourth It settles down, and tbe real season begins a week rr two later. A good many young people were scurrying about, many of them In aquatic attire: those who did not carry rackets carried banjos. Nobcdy noticed him except tbe young wife of tbe proprietor. She Blood In the doorway; her Mack eyebrow a were contracted In study of him. She wore her raven hair In a Japanesque fashion, but sbe corrected tbe plump dainilneaa of the Japanese maiden by a tall and slender grace of her own. "Ogden did some lounging up and down the street, lie crossed a bridge where one lake fell Into the other over a mill-dam. and found himself la another cluster of cottages. They stood on a bluff and looked down the three miles of the lower lake. Both shores were diversified by promontories and Islands, and tbe red roofs of other cottages showed every -w here over tbe tufted foliage of the shore. " 'How it balances bow It composes!' he said of tbe view, as he recrosaed the bridge. 'And how It's kept r be said of tbe town, as be retraced his steps to the hotel. 'Really with unconscious patronage 'it's (be only thing West, so far. that has tone and finish.' Henry B. Fuller Is a Chlcagoan. and has lived In Oconomowoc. Hla opinion, therefor, la worth everything, so that one naturally agrees with him when he says: "How It balance how It composes!" Mmmr ileBWIIfsil Views. There ran be no fault-finding here with the view. It Is endless In Its Inland variety, with tts happy blending of blue sky. green shores, and tbe overhanging bur of the sparkling waters of tbe lakes. Nature bere Is symphonic: It seems to sing to the people, who are content to listen. In sound snd In color nature does all it ran. It does Its work calmly, not with the rugged wildness of the far West, nor with tb simple placidity of many points Eaat. Oconomowoc. Is unique In this respect. It has Individuality. Ita shore are always high, snd tbe views are therefore commacding. Tbe singing of the HAROLD S. PECK. birds everywhere, the beauty of the trees, the variety of the foliage, tbe glow of the sky. and the silvery laughter of the waters unite merrily In a simple harmony. It Is all so serene and restful, so happily Informal, so cheering, snd so soothing. Is It a wonder that tbe people here love the place and delight in tbolr homes? Chicago capital and Chicago brains have had much to do with bulldlbg up the place, which has grown to tbe dignity of a town, w ith William B. Fay as mayor, and a population of 3.000 people, who live here all tbe time. Tbe town has Its mayor, but all of Oconomowoc Is not in the town. Mr. H. II. Sbufeldt'a place, for Instance, being In tbe township, but not in tbe town. Cbicagoana have come here and built homes, entering with heart and soul Into the spirit of their endeavor, a number succeeding in securing country homes that cannot be excelled in this country. Such places aa John Dupee'a. H. H. 8bufeldt's, George A. Scaverna. and P. D. Armour, Jr.'s. for Instance, are marvels of beauty. And the life bere Is so agreeable. One of the best known of Chicago's society ladles, wbo shrinks from publicity, says of Oconomowoc. when asked why she comes bere: It la So laforswal. "Oconomowoc is so Informal and sociable. We ladles bere make our calls in the morning, wearing dresses or rather gowns for It Is no longer proper to 'call all things by simple names, as dress. Instead of gown' of gingham or muslin. Tbe borne life ia extremely simple we row. swim. ride. fish, sail, and dream. People attend to their own affairs and there la no gossiping, and you can't say that of other planes. We are all one great big family here. We admire each other'a places and And a sense of pleasure In giving credit to others for their beautiful homes. Every one here does Just exactly as be pleases and no one criticises any one else for anything. This is all so charming and. of course, we like It Immensely. We have all w want her In tbe way of enjoyment, have charming drives, glorious sunsets, with sky. wster. and shores all picturesque and restful." Tb cottage life her Is extremely simple aad agreeable. Most of tbe life naturally centers In tbe cottages, although the hotel Is always gsy. The cottagers her stay as a rule from tbe beginning of May to the middle or end of October and there la always something to attract and cheer the people, Love'a Toasts; Drtssi, By the way. you know there are a great many people who alwaya allude to what II. C. Chatneld-Taylor doe and If be does It. It Is considered lust absolutely correct. Well. Mr. Chatneld-Taylor In n man of a great good seas and fine appreciation of what Is lood and beautiful. Knowing this, attention Is often called to the fact that when Mr. and Mrs. Chatneld-Taylor were married on June 1, ISM. they chose, of all resorts. Oconomowoc as the place la which to spend their honeymoon. It was her that the romaac of their lives began so sweetly, the gentle "yes" being said In the sweetest possible way one summer evening on the shores of Lake La Belle when all the world was tran- , v - B BBV 9VsBJ - r . ' s . . w 1805. Till KTY-SIX acendentally beautiful, but where an arc light now s lilies romance, and aver since the anniversary of thcweddlng, has been celebrated her, excepting la 11. when the happy couple were in London, air. and Mrs. Chatfleld-Taylor came here with a number of fine carriages and traps of all kinds, with plenty of servants. and stayed at the little cottage at the left of Draper Hall, where Mr. H. N. Hlgln-bot ham's family stayed Abbs summer. It waa 01 SCVDDER COTTAOES. said that the happy, bridegroom paid so liberally for everything that when tbe hotel was remodeled In 1890. and the seven white pillars added to U. they ' were named the "seven bridegroom," by which term they are still known. Several new cottages have been erected jobs ut rgi tvyrraoa. bere tbla year and Just opened for the first time. Among them tatb palatial home of Mr. David B. Gould. f ftt. Louis, which started off well by being the seen of a superb wedding feast la Juae, when Mr. aad Mrs. Gould's daughter. Ml Grac Gov Id. was married to Mr. Henry W. Grady, of Atlanta. Ga. Tb first floor of this mansion Is wholly of red block-etone. - with a veranda that forms a part of the support of the upper stories. Tb rear of the ho us overlooks Lake La Belle, and tbe view Is on of tb best here. . W. rtls tloswea. Across the way. between Fowler Lake and Main street, are the magnificent cottages of H. G. Ilrooklns and J.A. Bcudder, of St. Louts, both built In on Inn Lai fashion, with great porches and targe verandas, and surrounded by unusually well-kept lawns. Both houses. It is generally admitted, would appear to greater advantage If situated in the center of more extensive grounds. Adjoining tbe Gould oottage is one of tbe most srtlstlc borne In Oronomowoc thst of Mr. Harold S. Peek of Chicago, who has but recently returned fron Europe after a year's sbsence with her four daughters, tbe Misses Marlon. Annah. Ilarojdtne, and Josephine Peck, tbe two first named having had the honor of presentation .at court. Mrs. Peck's home Is In Queen An tie style and la considered one cf the finest her, beings genuine work of art In ltadeslgnlng. both the exterior and Interior being elaborately and skillfully arranged. Ita architect U Mr. George Ferry, of Milwaukee, wh also designed the Gould and Scudder cottages. The name of Peek Is synonymous with that of Oconomowoc. Tbe Peck family came here In 1X7Z. but they look to Mr. 11. H. Shufcldt as tbe pioneer mt Oconomowoc, for he came here in 1S6& Mrs. P. F. V. Peck and her four sons came her and stayed at an old white hous. tb-nintj of Dr. Orland Wight, of Milwaukee. They took their meals at Draper Hall, but liked tbe cottage so well that Mr. Clarence I. Peck soon proceeded to Milwaukee and purchased the home for his mother. This waa In the sunamer of 172. Soon after Mr. SSf- Vr 7. rr MlM. v st mj r- ' rfgrr-TflTl6R IHlPilS "2is??WsBsS25ijenaWi". r .....IL lrC3vT (T iXn v - ' A TERlUCTEUsT H. H. SHUFELDTPs'pLACE. "THE ANCHORAGE.' and Mrs. Harold 8, Pack bought th lot on which Mrs. Peck'a:Dw ttag now stands. Later Mr. Ferdinand Wt Peck bought tbe land adjoining hla mother's property on tbe left, and soon after, in J8A2. Mr. Walter L. Peck bought the Island opposite, in Lake La Belle, and which la now koowp aa "Ialandale." Some time after thla Mr. Olarasce I. Peck bought the old Wight cottage in which hla mother lived, and th latter bought the place across tbe street, adjoining fowler Lake. This was th old Albert Rockwell house. When, two years later, Mr. Clarence I. Peck married, he went back to tha old Wight cottage and has lived ther ever since. The Peek Cottaare. Such Is the history In brief of the association of th Peck family with Oconomowoc Mrs. P. r. W. Peck's cottage, on Fowler Lake. Is a simple American home, of two stories, with spacious porches and plenty ot lawn, and a boat hoes at th water's edge with a number ot skiffs. Adjoining the cot-tag la a largo lawn with tennis courts, the property ot Mr. Ferdinand W. Peck. .Thla la tha attractive play-ground of tbe Peck children, when they cars to leave the water aad their boats, which happens occasionally. Tha. homo of Mr. Milton Tootle stands to tb right of Mr. renjlnahd W. Pack's, and la a slmpl two-story house. Mr. Tootle Is on ot the most popular and Influential of tbe millionaire ot St. Joseph; Mo. He spends his summers here, and la one ot tb conspicuous features of tbf place. Mrs. Tootle, who waa Miss Duckworth, of Cincinnati. Is aa extremely handsome and charming young woman, who la popular with everybody, and ta great demand at all entertainment, hfr. Tootla brings With him a great many gay equipages, his turn-outs being among the most stylish aora. Among them is a handsome fovr-ln-hand coach, a high hunting unting PAGES 7AVITH ART SUPPLEMENT. sry. tandem cart, a carry-nil and a run-about, as well as a number of very fine horses? Mr. and Mrs. Tootle are considering the purchase of property bere, with a view of erecting a magnificent summer home. They would prove a valuable addition to the Oconomowoc summer visitors. The home of Mr. Ferdinand W. Tcck Is one of tbe most pleasing and beat known here. It is built In true Swiss cottage style, with peaked roofs and vine-covered walls and balconies, with Immense verandas and spacious halls and rooms. Its toomj are filled with fine art works and truphles of the water, while the many nooks and corners are ccsy and inviting. Tbe veranda, that almost hangs over tbe shore of tbe lake, la one of tbe most popular spots In all Oconomowoc. It commands a magnificent view of Lake La Belle, with ita islands opposite, while few better places can be found here for observing the sunsets, which &rj so gloriously beautiful here, and which have been so highly praised by visitors from abroad. Mr. Peck Is t'be Commodore ot ibe Dconomowoc Yscht Club, and owns the sloop Tarpon, twenty-seven and cne-half . feet long. Mr. Ferdinand W. Peck, Jr.. owns tht mainsail yacht Modesty, and Miss Buda Peck, wbo Is a skillful sailor, owns tbe yacht Buda. Mr. Clarence K. Peck, also a son of Mr. Ferdinand W. Peck, owes the sloop Arline. named after his sister, wbo Is now tiavellng in Europe. Aw Old llosnratead. The Clarence I. Peck home, referred to above, has had a great many additions built to It. and la a most comfortable summer home, with large rooms and ample verandas, with white Doric pillars, every part of tbe great house denoting comfort and plenty, so much so that every room has a thermometer and a clock. There ia a legend here that a certain gentleman calling at this hospitable cottage was remonstrated with by his wife for returning home so late, but he explained matters that be could not leave until the clocks hsd struck 144. Between Draper Hall and the home of Mra. P. F. W. Peck is tbe summer home of Mrs. George W. Fuller, of No. 2&31 Prairie avenue, Chicago. It la a pretty cottage, simple, bu: commodious, an attractive spot by the way-' side. It is built in Queen Anne style, and has a view of both Fowler. and La Belle lakes. Mra. Fuller baa resided here for eleven years With her this summer are her two daughters, Mra. William A. Kanney and Miss Mary-Fuller. Mrs. Fuller's son. Henry B. Fuller, the noveli.it. may visit here later. The Dibble cottage. Just beyond the Httl bridge. Is rented this season by Mr. and Mr. George Adams, of No. 2822 Michigan boulevard, wbo are accompanied by tbelr daugn-ters. Mrs. Charles Thompson and Miss Lixzl Adams. Oconomowoc baa no greater enthusiast than Mr. George A. Seaverna. of Michigan boulevard. Chicago. Mr. Scaverna has one of tbe finest placea here, and occasionally, wheu seated oa the bread porch high above tbe lake, hla mind goes back to the days when Oconomowoc was inaccessible by railroad. Mr. Seaverns will tell of a man. George Hatch, who lived here up to a few years sjto.-w-ho entered a large tract;of land forty-five year ago and secured It from the United State-, government for $1.23 per acre. Tbe ooly way In which one could reach the village In thos days was by. boat over Lake La Belle; which waa tbn surrounded completely by dense woods. Later a stage road waa built fronz Milwaukee to Oconomowoc Even in after years travelers from Chicago had to com by the Northwestern Road as far as Milwaukee, and would then change to the Milwsukei and St. Paul Road, which did not enter Chi cago In those days. ii - n. ri-simi sls in Iks SMiwri that th Peeks did In 172 having been an- tidpateo by Mr. H-- H. Shufeldty who came MRS. P. F. W. six years earlier. Mr. Charles Dupee was also among the earlier settlers from .Chicago. Fond of the Place. Oconomowoc la greatly to Mr. Seaverns' liking. He declares that he is fond or tbe place because it is most remarkably healthy. Tbe land around the lakes is all high and dry and within a radius of ten miles there are forty-two lakes. Of these LaBelle Is 273 feet above Lake Michigan; Pine, 315 feet above; Oconomowoc Lake. 282 feet above. Other lakes In this delightful chain are Okaucbee, Fowler. Beaver, Silver. Nago-wlcka. Pewaukee. Lower and Upper Kemah-bln and Upper and Lower Nashotah. Genesee, Golden, and Asblpun lakes. Many of these lakes flow Into Lake LaBelle. which runs into the Oconomowoc River, which In turn empties Into tbe Rock River. Mr. Seaverns adds thst the climate Is good, the days pleasantly warm, with the evenings moderately cool. There Is a constant breeze here, and probably for that reason Mr. Seaverns calls his place "Breeze Bank." This place Is two acres In extent and faces on Main street, with the side of the house close to the shore. It Is 600 feet long and 160 feet wide, and Is Illuminated within and without by electric lights. The cottage ia a composite structure, twenty-five feet above th lake, portions of it having been a log-house in the old days. It Is a true country house, two stories high, with wide piazzas, on piazza over the lake being 14x35 feet. There is a pathway along the crest of the shore with a cement walk. Th drawing-room Is done in white enamel, while the dining-room and library are In oak. There are several cozy arbors on the edge of the shore, while several of the trees have platforms built among the boughs, where one may make love, or read, or write poetry. There Is a fine walk among the trees to a summer-bouse, built over the lake. Below at the water's edge are a large bathing-house and a boathouse. Mr. Seaverns bss no sailboat, tike many of his neighbors, hut he has a naphtha launch ffhe Whisper and a number of rwwboaU. It w boats. In hla large stable bo keeps tlx - -v- .m- ' - vf- iv ft ar aass .1 ' - st Z-r-r- -v . -r a - -- 1 I I horses and two ponies, and all kinds of vehicles except a four-in-hand. Another attraction here Is the large garden 70x35 feet with a wire fence six feet high, completely covered with sweet-pea vines, constantly in bloom. Two and a half miles away at tbe north end of Lake LaBelle. Mr. Seaverns has a farm a mile square, with a mile of frontage on the lake. A fine gravel road, with cottages along tbe way, leads to the farm along the shore. , It Ovvaer I Away. Across the street from Mr. Seaverns' place is the cottage owned by his son, Mr. George A. Seaverns. Jr. This was erected five years sgo. with fourteen rooms and wide piazzas. This year this cottage is rented to Mr. William Kelly, of Chicago, who entertains with a very showy brake that is very much in demand. Adjoining this place Is Mr. Charles Du-pee's comfortable summer home, the grounds being ten acres In extent, and very elaborately laid cut. The garden bere is well kept up. The bouse fronts on Lake La Belle. Near here also Is the cottage occupied by Mr. and Mrs. E. C. Simmons, of St. Louis. It fronts on Lake La Belle, and is an old-fashioned house, with pleasant rooms that have been built on at the rate of one a year. Across tbe street la a small cottage devoted to-a bowling alley and billiard room, built in Queen Anne style. There la also an annex cottage which ia uaed for the overflow when guests are numerous. The Simmon)1 family . Is very musical, several of the members plsying different instruments, Mr. Wallace Simmons having been a' member of tbe Yale Glee Club a few seasons ago. Mr. Simmons, wbo is one of St. Louis' wealthiest men, has a Part Two. PAGES 13 TO 24 mm $ "DAN FORTH LODGE," SUMMER fine naphtha launch. Wanda, thirty feet long, and a large cat beat. Gladys, besides a number of smaller sail boats. Some distance over, on the other side of Fowler Lake. is the estate of Mrs. Marie Schut-tler, of Chicago, who first came here In 18S0. Tbe place goes by the name of "Mob Bijou." and comprises not less than 160 acres of land. Close to the lake la the home, a large brick building- that cost sbout UiOOO.' The prounosv form beant.lful.parg. witn exauisiie oawor sen. nnanunnsa r . - Returning to Main street and following the Ilka oae cornea to, "Tbe Anchorage, the ex- PECK'S COTTAGE. tensive place of Mr. H. H. Shufeldt. wbo has given iid bis home at No. 620 Dearborn ave nue. Chicago, to reside here, when not traveling in Europe. Mr. Shufeldt proclaims Oconomowoc to be an ideal resort. He says: "I like it for many reasons. Ther are twenty-eight lakes in this neighborhood, and they are all full of good, gamy fish. We have iu this vicinity the best natural roads in the country in ordinary weather. We can drive all the time and never go over the same read twice, and always to a lake: We are 800 feet above the sea level, and about 300 feet above the level of Lake Michigan." Ia the Oldest Settler. Mr. Shufeldt first came here in 1863 on a fishing expedition. In 1866 he established a summer home, where Mr. George A. Seaverni now lives, where be remained until IS72. He then bought his present place. To the house then erected there Mr. Shufeldt has been building additions ever since. This place is eighty acres In extent, and includes an island ot ten acres. He has one and one-quarter miles ot frontage on the lake, and has the grounds laid out to resemble an English park, that is really magnificent in its every phase. It is a little paradise, with several miles of roads, so good they have needed no repairs in years. There is a mall here 00 feet long and eighteen feet wide, with arbor vltae hedges, and a superbly arranged terraces about fifty feet wide, with a constant view of Lake La Belle. There is, near the cottage, a marble basin where pond-lilles grow, and all about are evergreen, oak, willow, cedar, butternut, elm. spruce, bass-wood, and iron wood treees. with many sugar-maple trees that still show the mark of the Indian tapping. Mr. Shufeldt makea a specialty ot trees, and prides himself upon his PIER USED BY FERDINAND W. success. There) Is an immense greenhouse and a grapery, with a sunken vegetable garden, aa well aa a pretty Japanese shrubbery. The cottage, with Its wings and additions, and wide porches that are laden with shrubbery, is very Interesting. The library is a veritable Inspiration to a book lover, with its low shelves stocked with the best hooks. The k celebrated bust of "Marguerite, by LapinL the Italian "sculptor, and which was so long on exhibition in Chicago to the delight of all art lovers who saw It. has found an abiding-place hero aroorg myriads of. treasures collected all over the world. Tbe dining-room and -the living-room are also packed with pictures, carvings, draperies, and nigs of great value Here also is a magnificent old Italian wedding chest, a thing of beauty and worth certainly. Mr. Shufeldt has no fine turnouts, but contents himself with a lot of gwod reed horses. He haa also a steam launch, the Princess. lorry jeei Jong, ana many sains, v oca one sees all this beauty and luxury. It is hard to resllze that when Mr. Shufeldt came' her there was nothing to be seen but woods, sky. and water.- - - - . i HOME OF P. D- ABMOCR, JR. In Mr. John Dupee, of the Metropole, Chicago, Mr. Shufeldt finds a sympathetic neighbor, for the Dupee place, if not so extensive, ia almost as luxurious as that adjoining it This place ia called "Edgemoor," and comprises a natural island nine acres In extent. The cottage Is one of tbe prettiest to be found anywhere near Chicago, and is built in strict colonial style, is three stories high, painted in colonial yellow, with verandas fifteen feet wide on two sides. One has a fine view of the isge rrom every one oi ine many large windows on tbe place The grounds form a splendidly kept park, with wide roads aad white wooden bridges. Mr. Dupee also makea a specialty of trees, and has a great many fin specimens, most of which have been planted by him. The basswood trees were here natu- 1 1 w Tli a Knitu i . 1 f a a n . tnsoliltl v.l . trimmed lawn that has an immense bed of red geraniums in the center. '- ! . ' This is said to be the coolest place In all Oconomowoc. . The house has eighteen rooms, lighted by electricity. It was built In les and remodeled in 1894. Mr. Dupee has lived here eight years. The large living room t hall and library. U in one. It is finished ia oak and terra cotta. The drawing-room is la empire style, in white and yellow, while tha dining-room is in oak. The interior arrangements, the decorations of all kinds, tha furniture, bric-a-brac, and pictures are all highly artistic. Next to tbe bouse Is a large billiard hall that serves its purpose well and often. All the nine acres of this place are finely cultivated. There is a kitchen garden near tbe lake, and near by ia another garden where sweet peas and roses are in abundance. -- The boathouse ia plainly built. and has a ninhths bnnph PlstAn Ttiere is also a t wen-. ty-foot cat boat. Alert, built in Brooklyn, and brought here this summer, as well as a shell snd a -working boat, thirty feet long. Mr. Dupee's stable Is known all over this country, both he and his son. Walter Dupee. being enthusiasts on the subject ot One horses and gay turnouts. There are ten thoroughbred horses in this stable, while many mora are on a farm of 160 acres two miles away. MKS. MARIS StfBrTTXEB S VXIXA. Mr. Dupee has two brakes, one for twelva persons and one for eight, a game-cart designed by himself, a Whitechapel tandem, cart, a runabout, a buckboard wagon, and others fourteen in all. There are also nine dogs here, there being one pointer, two collies, a 3-year-old field spaniel, a fox terrier, "Warren Salesman," who hss won prises at tbe Chicago, Boston, and Philadelphia, dog shows, and a colli that won two first prizes PECK AND CLARENCE L PECK. and one special prize at Chicago. This place was formerly called "Buzzara" Point." as it wss a great place for buzzards but they are all gone now. Instead, th" grounds abound with orioles, blue Jays, rob ins. woodpeckers and canaries. ; Near by is "Briar Cottage," the summer ... - v. J (Continued oa Nlnetenth Page.)

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