WHO IS UNACQUAINTED WITH THE CEOCRAPHY OF THIS COUNTRY, WILL 8EE BY EXAMININC THIS MAP, THAT THE )( Traifc A N S AS C Yn m i nJffi j, SiSfaUta.. rgr'. gv"1 y CHICAGO, ROCK ISLAND & PACIFIC RAIL WA Y By reason of lts central position and close relation to all principal lines East and West, at initial and terminal points, constitutes tt.e most important mid-continentalllnk in that system of througfh transportation whlch invites and facilitates travel and trame between cities of the Atlantic and Pacific Coaeta. It Is also the favorite and best route to and from points East, Northeast and Soutneast, and correspondinff points W est, Northwest and Southwest. The Bock Island system includes in itn main line and branches, Chlcewo, Joliet, Ottawa, La Salle, Peoría, Geneseo, Moline and Rock Island, In Illinois : Davenport, Muscatlne, Washington, Fairfleld, Ottumwa, Oskaloosa, West Liberty, Iowa City, De lioinea, Indianola, Winterset, Atlantic, Knoxvllle, Audubon, Harían, Guthrie Centre and Council Bluffs, in Iowa; Gallatin, Trenton, Cameron and Kansas City, in Missouri ; Leavenwortb and Atchlson, la Kansas; Albert Lea, Minneapolis and St. Paul, in Minnesota; Watertown in Dokuiu, tind hundreds of intermedíate cities, towns, villages and stations. THE CREAT ROCK ISLAND ROUTE Guarantees lts patrons that sense of personal securlty afforded by a solld, thoroucrhly ballasted road-bed; smooth tracks of continuous eteel rail; sub8tantially built culverts and bridgrea; rolling stock as near perfectlon aa human skill can make it; the safety appliances of patent buffers, platforms and alr-brakes: and that exactintí discipline which governs the practical operation of all its traína. Other specialties of this route are Transfers at all connectirur points in Union Depots, and the unsurpassed comforts and luxuries of its Passender Equlpment. The Fast Express Trains between Chicago and the Mlsoouri River are composedof well ventilated,flnely upholstered Day Coaches. MagTiiflcent Pullman Palace Sleepers of the lateat design, and sumptuous Dinlng Cara, In whlch elaborately cooked meals are leisurely eaten, "grood Dicrestion waltlng on Appetlte, and Health on both." Between Chicago and Kansas City and Atchlson, are also run the Celebra ted Roclining Chair Cars. THE FAMOUS ALBERT LEA ROUTE Is the direct and favorite line between Chicapro and Minneapolis and St. Paul, where connections are made in Union Depots for all points in the Territorios and British Provinces. Over this route, Past Expre3s Trains are run to the waterlnsr places, summer resorts, picturesque localities, and hunting and flshing grounds of Iowa and Minnesota. It is also the most desirable route to the ncn wheat flelds and pastoral lande of interior Dakota. 8tlll another DIRECT LINE, via Séneca and Kankakee, haa been opened between Newport News, Richmond, Ciucinnati, Indianapoli., and Lafayette and Council Blufls. Kansas City, Miuneapolis and St. Paul and intermedíate points. For detailed Information see Mapa and Folders, obtainable. as well na Tickets, at all principal Ticket Offlcos in the United States and Canada; or by addressing R. R. CABLE, E. ST. JOHN, President and General M'-.aaer. Chictao. General Ticket and Passenger Agent, Chicago.