WHO IS UNACQUAINTED WITH THE CEOCRAPHY OF THIS COUNTRY, WILL 3EE BY EXAMININO THI8 MAP, THAT THE híy - . i ¦ '. jflfy TÉlflTÍ i :;,5S, Li lo , X CHICAGoTrOCK ISLAND & PACIFIC RAILWAY By reason of lts central posttion and close relation to all principal linea Eaet and Westrat initial and terminal points. constitutea the moet important mld-cotnnental link in that system of throusfh transportation which instes and facilltates travel and trafile between citiea of the Atlantic and Pacific 18 also the favorito and best route to and from points East Northeast and Southeast, and correspondincr points W est, Northwest and Southwest. The Rock Island system includes in lts main line and branches Chicago, Joliet, Ottawa, La Salle, Peoría. Geneseo, Mollne and Rock Island in Hllnols , Davenport, Muscatlne, Washinston, Fairfleld Ottumwa. Oakaioosa West Liberty, iówa City, Des Moines, Indianola, Wlntersot, Atlantic, Knoxville, Audubón, Harían, Guthrie Centre and Councll Bluffs, in Iowa; Oallatin, Trenton, Cameron and Kansas City, In Missouri Leavenwortb and Atchison. in Kansás; Albert Lea, Minneapolis and St. Paul, in Minnesota; Watertown in Dakota, and hundreds of intermedíate citiea, towns, villajes and stations. THE CREAT ROCK ISLAND ROUTE GuarantefS lts patrons that sense of personal security afforded by r solld, thorouzhly b illaáted road-bed; srnooth tracks of continuous steel rail; substantiallv built culverts and bridares; rollingr stock as near perfectioii as human skill can make it; the safety appliances of patent buffers, platforms and air-brakes: and that exactin discipline which sfoverns the practical operation of ali lts trains. Other speclalties of this route are Transfers at all connectin? points in Union Depots, aud the unsurpassed comforts and luxuries of lts Passencrer Equipment. , _, The Fast Express Trains between Chicago and the Missouri River are composed of well ventilated. flnely upholstered Day Coaches Magniflcent Pullman Palace Sleepers of the latest design, and sumptuous Dining Cars, in which elaborately cooked meals are leisurely eaten, "good Dia-estion waitinpf on Appetlte, and Health on both." Between Chicaero and Kansas City and Atchison, are also run the Celebrated Becliningr Chair Cars. THE FAMOUS ALBERT LEA ROUTE Is the direct and favorite line between Chlcatfo and Minneapolis and St. Paul, where connections nre madi in Union Depots for all points in the Territorios and British Provinces. Over this route, Fast Exoress Trains are run tp the watering: places, summr resorts, picturesque localities, and huntíns ana nsnlngr grounda of Iowa and Minnesota. It is also the most deairable route to the ricn wheat fielcls and pastoral lands of interior Dakota. Still another DiRECT LINE, via Séneca and Kankakee, has been opener} between Newport News, Richmond, Cincinnati, Indianapolis. and Lafayette and Council Bluffs. Kansas City, Minneapolis and St. Paul and intermedíate points. For detailed Information see Maps and Folders, obtainable. as well as Tickets, at all principal Ticket Oflices in the United States and Canada; or by addressingf R. R. CABLE, E. ST. JOHN, President and General aer. Chicaao. General Tickel and Fatsenqer Agent, Chicago.