WHO IS UNACQUAINTED WITH THE CEOCRAPHY OF THIS COUNTRY, WILL 8EE BY EXAMININC THIS MAP, THAT THE CHICACO, ROCK ISLAND & PACIFIC RAILWAY By reason of lte central poslöon and cloee relation to all principal Unes East and West, at lnitial and terminal points, constituios the most Important mid-continental link in that system of throusjb. traroortation which invites and facilitatee travel and trame betweoa cities of tho Atlantic and Pacific Coosts. It Is alflo the favortte and best route to and from points Bast, Northeast and Southeast, and correspondlng: points W eet, Northwest and Southwest. The Rock Island syatem includes in lts main line and branches, Chicago, Joliet, Ottawa, Ls Salie, Peoría, Oeneseo, Moline and Rock: Island, in Illinois ; Davenport, Muscatine, Washington, Falrfleld, Ottumwa, Oskaloosa, West Liberty, Iowa City, Des Moines, Indianola, Winterset, Atlantic, Knoxville, Audubon, Harían, Quthrie Centre and Council Bluffs, in Iowa; Gallatin, Trenton, Camarón and Kansas City, in Missouri ; Leavenworth and Atchison, In Kansas; Albert Lea, Minneapolla and 8t. Paul, in Minnesota; Watertown in Dakota, and hundreds of intermedíate dties, towns, vinagres and stations. THE CREAT ROCK ISLAND ROUTE Quaranteea lts patrons that sense of personal securlty afForded by a solid, thorouarhly billasted road-bed; smooth tracks of continuous steel rail; substantiallv built culverts and bridgres; rolling: stock as near perfectlon as human skill can make it; the safety appliances of patent buffers, platforms and air-brakes: and that exactlng: discipline which governs the practical operaüon of all its trains. Otaer specialties of this route are Transfers at all oonnectinqr pointg in Union Depots, and the unsurpassed comforts and luxuries of its PiS3ensrer Kqulpment. The Fast Elxprees Trains between Chicagro and the Mipsouri River are composed of well ventllated, flnely upholstered Day Coaches, Magniflcent Pullman Palace Sleepers of the latest desifrn, and sumptuous Diningr Cars, in which elaborately cooked meáis are leisurely eaten, "gooú Digestión wait.ing on Appetite, 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 Chicacro and Minneapolis and St. Paul, where connections are made in Union Depots for all points in the Territorios and Brltish Pro vinces. Over this route, Past Exoresa Trains are run to the watering: places, summer resorts, picturesque localities, and huntincr and flshinff grounds of Iowa and Minnesota. It is also the most desirable route to the rlch wheat flolds and pastoral lands of interior Dakota. StlU another DIRECT LINB, vla Séneca and Kankakee, has been opened between Newport News, Richmond, Cincinnati, Indianapolis, nnd 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 Offices in the United States and Canada; or by addressing; R. R. CABLE, E. ST. JOHN, President and General t""ar. Chlcaao. General Ticket and Passenger Agent, Chicago.