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His answer was to wave mo out of
the room. 1 fircil a parting shot.
"One of my judges is obviously a
man of line honor," I cried contemptu
ously to Captain (VAguilar as I passed
him. "A platoon is a far surer revenge
for a coward than a duel."
The taunt went straight home, for he
started, caught his breath anil half
leaped to his feet as if to answer me.
But no interruption followed, and I
was led away by the guard. This time
they took me out of the house and
thrust me into what appeared to be a
kind of woodshed. The key Mas turned
on me, the soldiers remaining on guard
It was some time before my eyes
grew accustomed to the darkness, and
then I began to feel about the place. I
found some heaps of cut wood and, sit
ting down on one of them, was surpris
ed at the jangle of falling iron or steel.
Feeling about on the floor, my hands
came in contact with a sword, and to
my intense joy I found it was my own.
I fastened it on, and while vowing that
now I would have a tight for my life I
began to wonder who could have put it
in such a place.
1 set It dowji to Lota. The brave girl
had learned where I should be Impris
oned and had brought the sword here.
Probably, too, there was some way of
escape if I could only find it. With that
I began to grope around the walls and
feel for a window.
I was doing this when there came a
noise of unbarring, and an opening was
made in the wall, through which the
night air came rushing cold and blus
"Herr Graf!" called a voice.
"Who is that?"
"It is I, Captain d'Aguilar. You will
find your sword there. If you are not
afraid, come out by this window, and I
will lead you to a place where 1 can
cheat the platoon by taking your life."
"Good," said I emphatically, seeing
now it was he, and not Lota, who had
put the sword there for me and why ho
had done it. In a moment I was by. his
side and we were striding through the
darkness of the night
IIo took me to an empty barn in
which a couple of lamps were burning,
giving a dim, unsteady light.
"Time's short This is the best we
can do. We must use swords and can
have no witnesses. Sign this first." He
held out a paper, and I read it by the
light of the two small lamps.
"Wo, Captain d'Aguilar and the Graf
von Hollebrann, have agreed to settle
our quarrel alone together here with
swords. Everything fairly and honora
bly done."
I signed under his name and laid the
paper underneath one of the lamps.
"Quick!" he said, and I saw he had
already stripped to his shirt and was
rolling up the sleeve of his sword arm.
I made ready instantly, and in less
than half a minute we stood facing one
another in the grim, silent place, star
ing into each other's eyes, ready to en
"To the death!" he Baid fiercely.
"To the death!" I answered in the
same tone, setting my teeth, and our
swords crossed.
The first few passes showed me that
I was a stronger man than he, but he
the better swordsman. He was, how
ever, half beside himself with rage,
and from the moment when he hissed
out the words, "To the death!" I saw
his deadly intent was set on killing me.
The light was abominably insufficient
for the grim work. The lamps were
placed one in the middle of each side of
the long, gloomy barn, and, although
the light was fairly distributed as we
stood in tho center, I saw in a moment
that if either of us gave way the man
who was pressed back would be at an
enormous disadvantage. The ground
was very uneven, too, merely beaten
earth, and tho lumps and bumps on it
were likely enough to trip one up if
forced backward. My antagonist had
taken note of these things as keenly aa
I, and lie put all his force and strength
into an effort to drive me back.
I answered with an effort equal to
his own, and for awhile our heavy
cavalry swords clashed and rang un
der the fierce blows which we dealt at
one another.
Had it not been for his rage I am
convinced he would have killed me
within a couple of minutes, for he
lunged and cut at me, parrying my
best strokes with a skill far beyond
But he fought like a madman, and I
was soon sure that his strength could
not last long at the furious pace he
set. I fought mainly on the defensive,
therefore, and had all my work to save
myself. Indeed I was wounded in
three places before I touched him
A furious blow at my head I man
aged to turn, but only so that it gash
ed my left shoulder, bringing the blood
streaming down my arm and side. Al
most instantly afterward a smarting
cut on my leg told me I was wounded
there, and before I had time to think
of it Ms sword had sliced the lower
part of my left cheek.
All the time not a word was spoken,
not a moment's breathing space made
In the fighting. We eyed each other in
grim, deadly animosity, and, except
that there was a brighter gleam of
vindictiveness and pleasure when ho
wounded me, there was no change in
the fierce intensity and blood lust with
which his eyes held mine.
I saw that I should be certainly kill
ed if I kept on the defensive only. I
should either be hacked to pieces grad
ually or grow too weak from loss of
blood to parry big more dangerous
blows. I changed, therefore, suddenly,
and, with something of the wildness
jJf a beast at bay when it scents death,
jl began to cut and thrust at him with
all the /strength I could muster, pour
ing in my blows with such rapid vio
lence that twice In as many minutes I
broke down his guard and wounded
We were both bleeding badly now,
and my antagonist was breathing very
heavily with the fatigue of the combat,
but my rage had laid hold of me now,
and, though I was cool and wary
enough outwardly, I fought with all
the fiery vehemence of desperation. My
greater strength soon told, and I rained
in my blows with such staggering ra
pidity that lie could scarcely fend them
off, and at that I saw a look come into
his eyes which spoke of his conviction
that I should beat him.
This girded me to still further exer
tions. Now was my chance or never,
and a minute later the end came. Mak
ing a rapid feint, I put all my strength
into a terrific stroke which he tried in
vain to parry. It crashed through his
guard and slashed'lnto his sword arm
with such force lis to nearly sever the
limb froia tho body. His eword went
clattering to the
^n}f ^T-^4^:S'V:
find hune helo
less by his sidt»," Hie blood gushing out
in spurts that told of a severed artery.
lie gave himself up to death like a
brave man and faced mo calmly.
"To the death, sir!*' he said, speaking
for the first time since the fight began.
"To the devil!" I answered. "Do you
take me for a butcher?"
He could stand no longer and sank
half fainting to the ground.
"I must bind up that arm or you'll
bleed to death before help can come."
"No, no! Ply, sir!" he said, his voice
now weak. "You will be caught here,
and then"—
I wafted no time in words but, tear
ing a sash from his waist, I managed a
rough kind of tourniquet and so stop
ped the rush of blood. As I was finish
ing I heard stops approaching the barn.
He heard them too.
"Fly, fly!" he whispered.
Catching up my coat and sword, I
ran toward the door.
"D'Aguilar, D'Aguilar,are you there?"
I recognized the major's voice, but
made no reply. The big. unwieldy door
swung back, and Major Montrey came
in. He saw me and put himself in my
"What's the meaning of this? You
can't pass!" he cried.
"Fore God, man, have a care!" I
cried furiously. "Stand out of my path
or I'll cut you down." But ho stood his
ground and called for help.
In a moment I was on him. Lifting
my sword on high and uttering a fear
ful oath, 1 dropped my coat and rushed
at him.
"That man's wounded," I cried aud,
catching up m.v coat, dashed out into
the dark. 1 ran almost straight into
the arms of tho aoldier.s who were has
tening up in reply to the major's cry
for help.
"Who goes there?" they cried, and I
heard the ring of their carbines.
I did not stay to think, but flung my
self on the nearest and drove him with
all my might against his companion,
Betting them all in confusion, and bo
"IHtai's the meaning of this?"
fore they had recovered from the con
fusion I had darted into some shrub
bery that bordered the spot.
Fortunately I knew my way and
made at top speed for the place where
I had left my horse. I had scarcely got
away when three shots rang out on the
night air, and then tho place seemed
alive with men,.whose shouts and cries
''and shots I heard all about the house
aud stables and grounds.
I tore across the lawn like a hunted
thing, pausing only a moment to throw
my coat over my shoulders so as to
keep off some of the rain that was now
pelting down more heavily than ever
but, thinking 1 heard them behind me,
I sped on faster than before.
I felt myself growing weak now from
loss of blood and was reeling badly
when I reached the gate. By the mer
cy of heaven the key was in It, and a
minute later I had found my horse and
led him through. I was in the act of
mounting when some one rushed
through the gate and called my name.
It was Lota.
"I was going to let you out of the
shed when I found you had escaped
Fritz," she said. "And then I came to
wait here by your horse. Are you
At that instant the notes of a bugle
rang out, calling the men to mount.
"My darling child, you must not stop
here!" I cried, pressing my lips to hers,
"I must not stay either. They know
the road I must take, and in a minute
shall have the whole gang at my heels
aud the countryside roused iu pursuit
of me."
"Oh, it is terrible, it Is terrible!" she
sobbed. "Take me with you, Fritz
They will kill me for this night':
"My dearest, I dare not. My horse
could not possibly carry us both, and
we should be caught before we had
gone a mile."
"Forgive me! I know, I know! But
am mad at having brought you to this.
Goodby. God bless you, Fritz, husband
even if I never see you again!" she
It was agony to leave her, but
would have been death to have taken
her. I strained her to my heart, and
even as our lips met I could hear my
pursuer# in the distance. My heart was
torn at the palu of leaving her, but
there was no other course.
I clambered into the saddle, bent
down for a last caress and dashed off
along tho pilch dark road at top speed,
glad she did not know of my wounds.
If I had not known every Btep of my
road, 1 could not have escaped. After
half a mile at a mad gallop I put my
horse at tho low hedge by the roadside
and struck out a bee line across coun
try. It was heavy going and treacher
ous, but it saved a very considerable
distance, and when I emerged on to the
road again I could hear nothing of the
I let my horse get his wind, then
fore, and waited until I caught sound
of the men again before 1 pricked for
ward once more at the gallop. I knew,
of another point where I could take
short cut, but this time I was delayed
by the very heavy going, and when
reached the road again I found the
men close behind me.
A loud shout soon told me they had
heard the sound of my horse's hoofs,
and a moment later they commenced
desultory dropping fire with their car
I began now to despair. I was Hear
ing a village where I had come across
scouting party on my way out, while
my horse was beginning to feel the ef
fects of the big effort he had had
But I set my teeth, drove my licels
into his willing sides and resolved
hold on till ho dropped or one of their
chance bullets should hit me. I encour
aged him with words and caresses
well as the spur, and lie seemed to feel
.the danger as much as 1.
As I clattered into the village I look
ed eagerly ahead and around, and,
my infinite relief, there was not a sign
of the scouting party. But my pursu
ers were closing up beliM me, while
the shouts they gent pj tu&ught the
C\-'v" V*?3$f?^s^' W
few people who were still out of their
bods running to doors and windows to
.watch the strange race.
I had only two miles farther to lide
now, but as I left the village street and
splashed on between the hedgerows
again my heart sank suddenly.
The rain had stopped aud the sky
lifted a bit, and at the top of a short,
easy slope I saw drawn up across the
road, their figures blackly silhouetted
against the sky line, a cordon of horse
It was all over. I was caught be
tween the two parties. 1 drew rein,
pulling my faithful beast almost on to
his haunches, and glanced desperately
at the tall hedges on either side to see
If I could possibly leap them. They
were hopeless. Had my horse been
fresh and myself unwounded I could
not have dashed through them. But
my one forlorn chance now was to
make the attempt. I backed my horse
to one side and was about to dig the
rowels into him and urge him to an ef
fort when my heart gave a leap of joy.
"Who goes there?"
The challenge was in German, and In
less time than it takes to tell it 1 was
among my own men, safe, though al
most fainting from fatigue and loss of
My pursuers heard the challenge, too,
drew rein and then retreated.
1 had fallen in with a scouting party
of my own corps in tho nick of time,,
and they took me back to camp, where
the story of Von Masson's treachery
created a great sensation.
Instantly a strong party was dis
patched to Mobannc to try to catch
him and the officers, but the house was
found to be deserted by all except
Lota, her aunt and their servants, who
'were all just starting for Faris.
Lota wrote me a description of the
scene that followed my escape and re
newed in the letter the vows she had
breathed in my ears at the moment of
our parting.
The first congress provided that each
member should receive besides his pay
$0 for each twenty miles traveled go
ing and returning. In 1818 this was
raised to $8. An act of 1850 limited this
to two sessions. In 1S(U:, the railroad
having long since come In, the mileage
was reduced to 20 cents a mile On the
22d of December, 184S, Ilorac Greeley
published in The Tribune a statement
that the government was beiug de
frauded on mileage in large sums, the
amount in excess of legitimate charges
for tho Thirtieth congress being $73,
40ii. While this expose caused consid
erable ill feeling against him, it led to
a revision of the mileage matter and
the abolition of constructive mileage.
This class of mileage was an allowance
for journeys merely supposed to have
been made, as when congress adjourn*
and a new president takes office or an
extra session is called.
Death and tlic Philosopher*
A certain philosopher was in the
habit of saying whenever he heard that
an old friend had passed away: "Ah,
well, death comes to us all. It is no new
thing. It is what we must expect
Pass me the butter, my dear. Yes,
death conies to all, and my friend's
time had come."
Now, Death overheard these philo
sophical remarks at different' times,
and one day he showed himself to the
"I am Death," said he simply.
"Go away," said the man, in a panic.
"I am not ready for you."
Yes, but it is one of your favorite
truisms that Death comes to all, and I
am but proving your words."
"Go away! You arc dreadful!"
"No more dreadful than I always
am. But why have you changed so?
You have never feared the death that
has come to your friends. I never
heard you sigh when 1 carried off your
old companions. You have always said,
It is the way of all flesh.' Shall
make an exception in favor of your
"Yes, for I am not ready."
"But I am. Your time 1ms come. Do
not repine. Your friends will go on
buttering their toast. They will take
it as philosophically as you have taken
every other death."
And the philosopher and Death dc
parted on a long journey together.—
Charles Battell Loomis in Brundur
For the tso of the Right Hand.
The buttous ou coats, etc., are placed
on the right side aud the shed of the
hair in boys to the left evidently to suit
manipulation by the right hand. Tho
great philosopher Newton records that
at ilrst ho confined his astronomical
observations to his right eye, but after
ward he managed to train his left But
there are persons who could not do this
owing to the unequal strength of their
eyes.—Chambers' Journal.
Entertained Her.
"Did Miss Gaddy entertain your pro
posal?" asked the close friend.
was the sad answer. "It
seemed to work just tho other way."—
.. Where Smoking In a EIn.
Palgrave, in his Interesting book de»
scribing his journey to tho sacred city
of Mecca, gives an amusing account
of his conversation with a mollah.
On asking the reverend gentleman
which he considered the most deadly
of all sins the holy man replied:
"Smoking the shameful."
"And next, O son of the prophet?"
"Are these the two greatest sins, fa
"Verily, my son."
"And murder?"
"Ah, that's nothing—nothing. It's
"And stealing?"
"Ah, that's forgivable too/*"'
"But smoking?"
"It is the unforgivable crime," re
plied the mollah sternly and looking
keenly at the fictitious Mohammedan.
And this Is the Afghan's creed. Mur
der and theft are forgivable crimes,
but for smoking aud drinking there is
no redemption.
A Synonym,
is a synonym?" asked a
"Please, sir," said a lad, "it's a word
you can use in place of smother if you
don't know how to spell the other
one." -"'V
I'uerl« d.
A tiny little city boy on a visit to
his grandmother in the country saw
her plucking a hen. lit? looked into her
face and sakl, "Do you take off their
clothes every night, grandma?"
An Artciiusitc Supply.
"Henpeek has giwn up smoking, eh?
That takes a good dr:il of will power."
"Yes. Ills wiiv has It."—ruck.
Time is the most paradoxical of all
things the past is gone, the future Is
not come, and the present becomes the
past gillie we attempt tp it*
\f»blc IlnMlmnd.
The historian Xouophen relates that
when Cyrus, the founder of the Persian
empire, had talien captive a youug
prince of Armenia, together with'his
beautiful and blooming wife, of whom
he was remarkably fond, they were
brought before the tribunal of Cyrus to
receive their sentence. The warrior in
quired of the prince what he would
give to be reinstated iu Ills kingdom,
and he replied that he valued his crown
aud his liberty at a very low rate, but
If the noble eouqueror would restore his
wife to her former dignity and posses
sions he would willingly pay his life for
the purchase. The prisoners were dis
missed to enjoy their freedom and for
mer honors, and each was lavish In
praise of the conqueror.
"And you." said the prince, address
ing his wife, "what think you of Cy
"I did not observe him," she- replied.
"Not observe him!" exclaimed her
husband, "t'pon whom, then, was jw»ur
attention fixed?"
"Upon that dear and generous man."
she replied, "who declared his readi
noss to purchase my liberty at the ex
pense of his lite."
Small In it Double
"After all,"remarked Smlthers,yawn
ing, "it is a small world."
"It has to be." snapped Smuthers,
"to match some of the »:s!e la it."
Clnclm-nti (Viiiimcrelal TriMiir*
FuperstiUon and the belief In the
IneantatioiiM of witches are mu en
tirely dead, as the following tale will
One day a gypsy stopped fit a house,
and, pointing to a child, said, "He la
"Yes, he's Buffering from rheuma
tism," said the woman.
"Yes, and I can cure liim, lady, if
you will let me have six fancy plates,
but you must be sure they are nice.'"
*0h, anything to get him well," said
the woman. "I'm willing to do any
thing," and she fetched a half dozen
fine china plates that had been her
The gypsy set them out in a row, one
after the other, placed her hands on
the four center ones, mumbled some
words over them and said:
Now, if you will let me take, these
plates away with me to destroy them
your boy will be cured of rheumatism,
No more aches and pains for him, lady
nothing but good health, lady. Let me
take them, lady, and cure him."
And uie curious part of it is the wo
man did give the gypsy those plates.
and vill be refunded to you it after using
half a bottle of
you are not satisfied with results.
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Manchester & Oneida Ry.
Train No. 'j leaves Mnntliester at fi a. m. ar
rives OaeldaatG:Uua.in.Connects
with west bound C. (J. W. No. 5
VeturnUK' leaves Oneida at C:85 a.
arrives hi Muucheatcr at6 tta. m.
Train No. 4. leaves Manchester at 7 15 a. in
arrives at Onolcla at 7:45 a. in., con
necw with east bound C5. U. w. No.
6. KeiuitiiiiK lenves Ouetda at 7:S0
a.m., arrives at Manchester at 8:20
a. m.
Train No. c. leave* Manchester at 8:45 a.
in., ar
rives at Oneida at 0:14 a.tu. t'on
•v4 nectswlth the north bound C. M. ft
M. p., No, 22. lieturninR leaves
Oneida at 9:20, arrives at Manchester
at 9:50 a. in.
Train No. 8, leaves Manchester at 2:10 p. m., ar
rives at (hwlda at 2:40 p. in. Con
nects with C. O. \V„ No, 4, east
hound, and No. 9, west bound, lte
turtilnu leaves Onolda at 3:00 p. ro«,
arrtvoii at Manchester at 3:80 p. ai.
Train No 10, leaves Manchester at 4:*J0 p. in
arrives at Oneida at 4:4D p. m. C-OL(
nects with south bound C. M.& St.
1\, No. L'l. IteturnlnR leaves Ooelda
at4:50p. m.,arrives
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tfo 1a in
No 03t 1:45 m.
Main Llue Passeugcr Trains.
No 1* 1*2:18 a
No 40112:08 a in
..Fast Train..
Chi & St ilin
Thro Express..
Local Kx press
..Way Freight.
.Thro Freight*
No2* 3:&t am
"So 40*8:24 a in
No 4*
NoS4t8: r*Sa ui
No6t 8-40 pm
No 94 11:45 a in
No 60*1:45
North Bound 1 Bet Ucdar Rpds South Bouud
an Manchester ——Leave——
No.806 8:(tip.tn
0 8S2 8:40a.m
No. 853 l:30p.in
... tFrelght....
N0.80G 9:00 a.m
No,800 4:00 p.
All above trains carry passengers.
tDaUy£zcept Sunday.
H. O. PIEKCK. Station Agt.
Nos 6 ft 6 runbetweeu Du&uque and Albert
Nos. 81 & 82 run between Lyle and Dubuque
with connection through to Ft Dodge by train
No 31.
New train 4 makes same stops east of here as
So, 2 except that east of Kockford it stops at
East Rockford, Genoa ft Coleman, This train
is a through vestibule train with dining
car from Omaha to Rockford. No 2 a 4 only
stop atDyersvlUe between Manchester and Du
No s-4-6-1-3 & 81 Ruu dallv Hunday Include
and St. Fan
Illinois Central between Omaha and Fort Dodge
in connection with the Minneapolis and St. Louis
between Fort Dodge and Minneapolis and 8t.
Paul, also to be inaugurated January 88,1900
I Lv. Omaha Lv. St. raul
I 7.85 p.m. e.oop.m.
"THE I Ar. Minneapolis Lv Minneapolis
LIMITED" 7.80 a. m. 8.80 p. in.
I Ar. St. raul Ar, Omaha
I 8.00 a.m. 8.i&a.m.
A fast vestibule night train, dally, carrying
through rullman sleeping car and couches.
Lv. Omaha Lv. St. raul
7.00 a.m. 1 0.00 a.m.
THE Ar. Minneapolis I Lv Minneapolis
EXPRESS" 7.00 p.m. 9,80 a.m.
Ar. St. raul Ar, Omaha
7.80 p.m. 0.40 p.m.
Fast day train, dally except Sunday, carrying
throughparlor car and coaches.
"The Maple Leaf Route*"
Sept. 15, 1903.
Time card, Oneida, lowa.
Cbteago Special, DaUy, Going East 7:47 a
Day Express daily -2:48 pm
Way Freight dally ox. Sunday li:ccam
Going West, North and SouUi.
Way Freight, dally ex. Sunday 10:20 am
fbr Cigars not so good 4S
Express daily exoept Sunday., .. 3:07pm
Paul ft Kansas City £xp, dally ex
oept Sunday F:8i a
For information and tickets apply to
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Arrive Loave
9:90 No. 2* Chicago Passenger...
.9.40 pm
10:40am No. 4 Chi. & Burlt'n Pass U:00am
8:10 a No. 6 Chicago & St.Louls Ex. 8:80
1:06 ngt No. 8 Chicago Fast Express. 1:01 ngt
No. 18 fiurl. & Davnp't. l'ass 8:25p
No 2—Pullman sleeper, free chair car and
so. No,
_.j. 6—Pullman sleepers
and through coaches to Chicago and St. Louis,
coaches to Chicago.
gh coachei
No. 8—Pullman sleeper and free chair car to
Chicago Dining car will serve breakfast from
Joliet to Chicago.
7:85 a No. Minneapolis Pass.. 8:05 a
12:05 No.8 Rockford Passenger... 8:30 pm
12:05 ngt
5 Minneapolis Express..12:90 ngt
6:45 a No. 18 Chloago Passenger.
11:60 No. 19 Chicago Passenger.
No. l—Free chair car and coaches to Al
bert Lea. No. 5—Wide Vestlbuild Pullman
Buffet sleepers and coaches to Minneapolis and
St. Paul,
9:10 Decorah Passenger 8:30 a
10:50 am West Union Passenger 8:40
4:06 Decorah Freight 8:20am
7:30 pm ...Iowa & Minnesota Pass 9:00 an.
1:05 a. m..Minnesota & Dakota Pass..
12:80 a
18:06 pm- Burl. &Ia City Pass a 05 pm
7:45 m....Clin.,Ia City, DvptPassM....7:iftam
7:35am. Burl, ft Ia City Pass .0:40 pm
"Trains numbers 5.6,8, 13. 19. and Minn A
Dakota Pass run dally, all other trains dally ex
cept Sunday." No *2 dally between Cedar
Rapids and west Liberty.
Gen'l Pass & Tkt Agt.
Cedar itaplds Iowa,
Ticket Agent
Railroad. Effective November 2,1902, there will
be Inaugurated by the 111. Central R. R. Co.,
New Line From Chicago to.
St. Paul
via Rockford, Frccport,
Dubuque, Waterloo and
Albert Lea, over which
will be maintained, consisting of a fast vestibulo
night train, the "Limited," handsomely equipped
Through Sleeping Car,
Through Buffet-Librarv Car,
Through Reclining Chair Car,
Dining Car Service En Route
This lino will be convenient for patrons of the
Illinois Central's lines in northern Illinois and
eastern Iowa, aud particularly so for those from
south of Chicago, as It connects in same station
at Chicago with trains of the Ceutral from the
south. A special descriptive folder of this new
service as well as full particulars concerning the
above cau be had of agents of the Illinois Cen
tral and connecting lines. A, II, HANSON,
44-wl0 General Passonger Agent, Chicago,
A Oholce Way
To California is afforded by taking tbe
Chicago Great Western Hallway. ^Close
connection Is made at Kansas City with
tbe finest trans-continental "LimitedB."
The choice of three through tourist cars
via different routes may be had via this
line. Ask any Great Western Agent
about them. 47-7w.
?jr4 ^Vf.
1. I ^n -*+. b** ^u
A de
fully uniqueHy 1.1 tin* touiihi to \Mt Winter
tourists rati* now In fTccl. d*Hy ser
vice ami fuhl
HUU V«-KU«»i.hC«lnL:m
tlmmgh slfij.ij Cirp.lmM Uh!:,r nnokioi?
car servlcn mid nil nn-nlscii tout* tiiutnu cars,
A*k for an iUu*iratcd to»h m. oilnms,
1 Mir of nil Atolco via.
ho Hiliiuifc On ral un-
iK»r Ibf bUbpK'Ph nf iho Atm rh'itn T» nrlst As
sochittmi, 11 leutt'Chk'itK.'.jxiiimn iim. 1M2.
Tlckttft Include hII rxpt-usj*. hi!\vny hlettine
aud dining car, fare, hotels. irr1hv:» *. He.
CALIFORNIA conducted*
to I.CH .DGI'lt*a
and Sun I'raucUco us lolluwt: In New (tr~
leans and Iho smith* in loute iuiy Wuaiesday
frem Chicago »vory hi it.ay ftoiu niunnati.
Via Omaha aud thf'bceulc roulo ev*»n Friday
night from Chicago.
as ai winter reaort, a beautifully iUiihimtoo fold
er showing a ftw of the winter attractions in
uud about ilunmiond,copies of which will be
A.ti. I'. A lll.c. u, K.
1? hllllllflda l'l ...A .^iM .. fa..*
K„ iubnnue, lowa, tor a freo oopy of a folder
entitled "i'or llomsf titers and Ijiud luvestors."
furnishes brief but rellablo Information as to
the roseourcof and pohslbliutes of tho Mutes
Kentucky, Tenuus&ee, Mississippi ai
Through "bilk
t. Xoula "to" Jacksonville, andPl?5»l«ii
Jacksonville. Konto via. Nashville.
nooga aud Atlanta.
Illinois Central Through to ^iorida.
Beginning Monduy. January o,
tho Illinois
.eutralwlll run a through bleeping car betwoen
.'lucagoand Jacksonville, Florida,
via Nashville
Chattauooga and Atlanta.
daily at i»:iO p. in. and arrive at Jacksonville the
over the celebrated
"Dixie Flyer" scenic route. This la an exton
vlJl" sleopfnK c^i*ln""r°UU
Cb^ai N"»-
Full Particulars
agenta of the IlUuola Outral, or by addressing
nearest of tho undersigned representatives
of tho Central:
A-"•HANSON, (j ].
J. F. MMlltV, A, U. 1\ A.. Dubuque, I
Homeieeker's Excursions,
iiomesskers tickets to nearly
on sale at low rates by the Obi-,
cago Great Western railway on drat and
third Tuesday of each month, Nov. to
April Inclusive. Available in tbe
through tourist sleeping cars. For par
ticulars apply to any Great Western
agent, or J. 1*. Elmer, U. P.-A., Chicago,
III. 45-«w.
Tbe Chicago Great Western R'y. of
fere tbe choice of three through tourist
care via dilTerent routes making fast
time and having every comfort. Ask
for booklet about them. 47-7w.
Twlco each month, on specific dates, the Illi
nois Central will sell at greatly reduced rate
from points on its line north of Cairo, roundtrip
HoniBfieeknrs' Recursion tickets South to
eaclied by its lines io 1
]lomeseeker8' Excursion tickets South to eer
io Ken
esseee, Mississippi, Louisl
Alabama. Also to certain points West and
„v -i low?. Minnesota, North Dakota,
South Dakota, Nebraska, Kansas Oklahoma
and Indian Territory. Particulars of your 1111
nols Ccntralagents.
Mississippi, Louisiana
—r, to certain points West•****
Southwest In lowa, Minnesota, North Dakota,
Hnillh lllllritla K'uKvi.ba
I/an... stl-l- I
For a freo copy of
describing the auvanf
South, dress J. P.
Homeaoekers' Guide
ntages aud resources the
Merry, A. O. P. A.,1.C.R.
R., Dubuque, lowa. For Information' regard
ing lauds in the famous Yazoo Valley of Mias
isslupl, address K. p. Skene, Land Commissioner
Y. & M. V. R. Chicago.
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