WHO IS UNACQUAINTED WITH THE CEOCRAPHV OF THI8 COUNTRY, WILL 8EE BV EXAMININC THI8 MAP, THAT THE g 5jsg.rr tni y f CPransas cySS elL&,,,., cm CHICAGO, ROCK ISLAND & PACIFIC RAILWAY By reason of it9 central position and close relatlon to all principal Unes East and West, at inltial and terminal points, constltutes the most important mid-continental link in that system of through transportation which invites and fucilitates travel and trame between citiea of the Atlantic and Pacific Coasts. It is also the favorite and best route to and from points East, Northeast and Southeast, and correspondtng points W est, Northwest and Southwest. The Rock Island system inoludes in lts main line and branches, Chicago, Joliet, Ottawa, LaSaUe, Peoria. Geneseo, Moline and Rock Island, in Illinois; Davenport, Muscatine, Washington, Fairfleld, Ottumwa, Oskaloosa, West Liberty, Iowa City, Des Moines, Indianola, Winterset. Atlantic, Knoxville, Audubon, Harían, Guthrte Centre and Council Bluffs, in Iowa; Gallatin, Trenton Cameron and Kansaa City, in Missouri; Leavenwortb and Atchison, in Albert Lea, Minneapolis and St. Paul, in Minnesota; Watertown in Dakota, and hundreds of intermedíate cities. towns, villages and stations. THE CREAT ROCK ISLAND ROUTE Guáranteos lts patrons that sense of personal security afforded by a solid, thorouKhly ballaated road-bed; smooth tracks of continuous steel rail; substantially built culverts and bridares; rolling stock as near perfection as human skill can make it; the eaiety appliances of patent buffers, platforms and air-brakes; and that exacting discipline which governs the practical operation of all lts tralns. Other spectalties of this route are Transfers at afi connecting points in Union Depots, and the unsurpassed comforts and luxurlea of lts Passenger Equlpment. The Fast Express Tralns between Chicago and the Mipsourl River are romposed of well ventüated, ünely upholstered Day Coaches, Magniflcent Pullman fcaiano Sleepers of the latest design, and sumptuous Dining Cars, in which elaborateiy c-.oioí meáis are leisurely eaten, "good Digestión waiting on Appetite, and Health on uouu." nt.iraaii Chicago and Kansas City and Atchison, are also run the Celebrated RecUnlng crn. THE FAMOUS ALBERT LEA ROUTE Is the direct and favorite line between Chicago and Minneapolis and St. Paul, where connections are made in Union Depots for all points in the Territorios and British Provinces. Over this route, Fast Express Trains are run to the watering places, summer resorts, picturesque localities, and hunting and r.iaing ground8 of Iowa and Minnesota. It is also the most desirable route to the rlch wheat flelds and pastoral lands of interior Dakota. Still another DIRECT LINE, via Séneca and Kankakee, has been opened between Newport News. Richmond, Cindnnati, Indianapolis, and Lafayette and Council Bluffs, Kansas City, Minneapolis and St. Paul and Intermedíate points. For detailed Information see Mapa and Folders, obtainable. as well as Tickets, at all principal Ticket Offices In the United States and Canada; or by addressing R. R. CABLE, E. ST. JOHN, President and General M' aqer. ChJcaao. General Ticket and Passenger Agent, Chicago.