WHO IS UNACQUAINTED WITH THE CEOCRAPHY OF THIS COUNTRY, WILL 8EE BY EXAMININC THI8 MAP, TtiAT THE CHICAGO, ROCK ISLAND & PACIFIC RAILWAY By reason of its central position and close relation to all principal Unes East and west, at initial and terminil polnta, constitutes tfce most Important mid-continental linie in that svstern of throujh transportation which invites and facllitates travel and trafile between clties of the Atlantic and Paciflc Consta. It is also the favorito and best route to and from points Kast, Northeast and Southeast, and corresponding points W eet, Northwest and Southwest. The Roeit Island systam includes in lts main line and branches, Chicago, Joliet, Ottawa, La Salie, Peoria. Geneseo, Moline and Rock Island, in Illinois; Davenport, Muscatlne, Washington, Fairfleld, OtUimwa, Oskaloosa, West Liberty, Iowa Olty, Das Moines, Indianola, Winterset. Atlantic, Knoxville, Audubon, Harían, Guthrie Centre and Council Bluffs, in Iowa; Gallatin, Trenton, Oameron and Kansas City, in Missouri; Leavenworth and Atchlson, In Kansas ; Albert Lea, Mlnneapolis and St. Paul, in Minnesota ; Watertown in Dakota, and hundreds of intermedíate cities. towns, viliages and stations. THE CREAT ROCK ISLAND ROUTE Guarantes lts patrons that sense of personal security afforded by a solld, thorouïhly bllasted road-bed; smooth tracks of continuous eteel rail; substantiall7 built culverts and bridiiea; rollinsr stock as near perfection as human süln cin maKe lt; the safety appllances of patent buffers, platforms and air-brake9; and that exactlny discipline which groverns the practical operation of all lts traln3. Otaer specialties of this route are Transfers at all connectin? points In Union Depots, and the unsurpaseed comforts and luxuries of lts P,issen?er Equipment. The Fast Expres3 Tralns between Chicago and the Missouri Riverare romposed of well ventilated, flnely upholstered Day coaches, Magrnincent Pullman Palace Sleepers of the latest deiern, and sumptuous Dininer Cars, in which elaborately cooked meals are lelsurely eaten, " good Digestión walting on Appetlte, and Health on both." Between Chicago and Kansas City and Atchison, are also run the Celebrated Reclining Chair Cars. THE FAMOUS ALBERT LEA ROUTE Is the direct and favorite line between Chlcasro and Minneapolis and St. Paul, where connections are madi in Union Denots for all points in the Territorios and British Provinces. Over this route, Fast Exoress Trains are run to the watering places, summr resorts. picturesque localities, and hunting and flshing grounds of Iowa and Minnesota. It is also the most desirable route to the rlcn wheat flelds and pastoral lands of interior Dakota. Still nnother D'REÓT LTNE, via Séneca and Kankakee, has been opened between Newport News, Richmond. Cincinnnti, Indianapolis, nnd Lafayette and Council Bluffs. Kansas City, Mlnneaoolis and St. Paul and intermedíate points. For detalled Information see Maps and Folders, obtainable. as well as Tickets, at nll principal Ticket Offices In the United Statea and Canada: or by addresalng R. R. CABLE, E. ST. JOHN, President and General M- aqer. Chicaao. General Ticket and Fassenqer Aqent, Chicago.