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OTTAWA FREE TRADER; SATURDAY, MAY 27, 1882.
BUDGET OF FUN. Sympathising friend alter tho funeral I never was so much shocked la my life. Did your poor son-in-law sutler much T Mother-in-law of the deceased Not half enough I A newly arrived Immigrant, who was before a New York magistrate for drunkenness, said he had mm in the country only forty-eight hours. "What," said the magistrate, "only forty-eight hours in the country und found drunk in the streets. Six months for getting Americanized so quickly V Detroit F. I'm. A maiden lady said to her little nephew: "Now, Johnny, you go to bed early, and al ways do so, and you'll bo rosy-cheeked and handsome when you grow up." Johnny thought over this a low minutes and then ob served: "Well, aunty, you must have sat up a good deal when you were young." Den ver Tribune. This is a story with a moral. A gentleman in the midst of a stormy debate thought to smooth matters over by a few words of practi cal advice, so he said: "Gentlemen, all I want for the settlement of this whole contro versy is a little common sense." Jcrrold, who was present, disturbed his equanimity by breaking in and saying: "You are right, sir; that is precisely what you do want." Fogg has a new way of tinning a compli ment now and then. Seeing the elder Miss Pangley in the street the other day, he tried to avoid her, but did not succeed. When they met, said Miss l'angley: "Oh, you naughty man! You wanted to cut me!" Replied Feg, blandly : "I should be cutting a pretty figure, wouldn't I?" Miss Pangley tells her friend, Miss Hagegrw'n, that Mr. Fogg is a perfect gentleman. Boston Transcript. How dear to my heart is the school I uttuiiUoU, And how I remember, so distant and dim, That red-headed Hill and the pin that I bunded And carefully put on the hench under him; And how I recall the surprise of tho master When Bill gave a yell and sprang up with tfco pin Bo high tUat his bullet head bursted the plaster Above, and the scholars all set up a grin. That uctive hoy, Billy, that high-leaping Billy, That loud-shouting Billy that sat on a pin. Omaha epulilican. A countrywoman presents herself in a pho. tographic studio. "I have come, sir, to have a picture of my poor dear husband made. He he died three months ago!" "Very well, my good woman, very well. Have you any portrait, or daguerrotype, or anything of the loved and lost?" "N-no, sir, but" bursting into tears "1 have brought his birth certificate !" A story of a button : "Rosalind, my dear,' said her mother, who was sweeping out the front hall-way, "does this button belong to your father's overcoat ?" "Let me see it. Oh, dear, no, ma! It comes from George's over coat. Isn't it splendid?" "I don't see any thing so very splendid about it." "Ob, why, ma! If you were only young and such a nice young man like George should should " "Well, I shan't have any more such work in this house. I've no objection U a little mod erate hugging in the house, but young men can't hug their overcoat buttons oil" in my hallway, not much." And Rosalind went to her boudoir to indulge in a weep. Chicago 1 tine. The Xylophone. The history of music has never given us a more ravishingly seductive instrument than the xylophone. It Is nature's own mcloily, Talk about the curfew bell or the warble of the bobolink or the ripple of mountain streams if you please, but (he musical wash board, Known as the xylophone, scoops them all. Make a picket fence with pickets of dif ferent lengths and pound on it with a stick of stove wood, and you have the xylophone. It is cheaper than the piano, and can be made to yield almost as much divine racket. It is within the reach of all, and yet it is wonder fully sooothing to the ear. The xylophone in appearance resembles a corduroy bridge, and in sound resembles the so.ig of the male Guinea hen as ho coos to his mate. Xte's Boomerang. Innocence of Youth. The Vicksburg boy can stand up with any other boy in the world airainst an accusation The other day, when a Vicksburg mother dis- covered sugar on the pantry shelf, she called her boy and said : "Some one has been stealing this sugar!" "Is it possible!" he exclaimed, rolling up his eyes in astonishment. "Yes, u is possible; and the thief is not far away either." "Ain't he? Do you suspect father?" "No, I don't." "Couldn't be the cat?" he inquired glancing under the table in search of the feline. "Cats don't eat sugar, young man !" "They don't?" "No, sir; the thief is a boy about your age." "11 , eh? I'd just like to catch him in here i..i-e!" "If the sugar is disturbed again," she Baid, as she covered up the box, "I know of a boy who'll get his jacket dusted." "That's bully ! I wish you'd let me stay out of school, so's to see you catch and maul him." And be went out to devour the other lumps. Deputy Well, then, I consent. Minister The Government is saved ! This is a great day for France. They embrace. ACT in. In the Chamber, where the sitting has been resumed. The Speaker Order, gentlemen j M. Whats hlsname has the floor. M. Whatshisnamo (Opp.) We demand, sir, the country demands the most instant and complete light upon the subject. I Applause. M. Thingummy The honorable geutliuan demands light upon this subject. I tell the honorable gentleman, sir, that he shall have light upon this subject. I Ministerial cheers. We are prepared to cast the fullest possible light upon this subject to illuminate it with the Jablochkoir lamp, if necessary. Sensa tion. We could not conscientiously (to less. General applause. " M. Soandso I move, sir, in view of the sat isfactory assurances of the Minister of Inter nal Revenue, the following resolution: "Jtesoloeit, That this chamlwr, being satis fied with the explanations of the Ministry, allirms its confidence in the Government as at present constituted, and passes to the regular order of the day." The motion is carried by a g. in. Kl'lI-OOLK. In tho Ministry of Internal Revenue. To M. Thingummy enter M. Soandso. M, Soandso I've come about those three little post-olllces . A Short l.eHsoii in MiIpbuIlilliiK. The Connecticut, Pennsylvania, Java, Colos sus, Massachusetts and Oregon were all begun about til'teeu years ago. They are all still on the stocks in tho Brooklyn, Charlestown and Kittery yards. By a committee of which Mr. Ii. W. Harris is the nominal and Secor Robe son the real head, these six ships are now re ported as "unfinished, rotten and utterly worthless." Now let us see what the six snips have cost the people. The Bureau of Construction and Repair reports that to date the amount of money ex pended on the hulls of these unfinished six ships is as follows: Connecticut $SXir'i Pennsylvania 470,947 Java 4;i!l,Htt Colosi.ua 2,11,791 Massachusetts l.IMS.T'.Ifl Oregon 1,)5,3?2 Total f(;,3U,.We Tho Bureau of Steam Engineerine, through its Robbersonian Chief, Mr. W. II. Shock, re ports the amounts expended upon the engines and boilers tiesigned for the six unfinished and rotten ships as follows: Connecticut JtllT.Wl Pennsylvania :flNi,241 Java Ml, 010 C'olossus 55 1,4 7 4 Massachusetts 5"iS.,Jl)l Oregon . 550,000 Total .... A Financial Aneciote. Theodore was a poor lad. One (lay when he was very hungry he espied a 5-ceut piece on the floor of the broker's oflice, which he was sweeping out. He had remembered sto ries wherein little boys bad picked up a small piece of money, handed it to the great mer chant or rich banker, and been immediately taken into partnership. So Theodore stepped up to the door of the broker's private room and snid : "Please, sir, here's a 5-cent piece 1 found on the floor." The broker looked at Theodore a moment, and then said : "You found that on my floor, did you ? And you are hungry, aren't you?" "Yes, sir," replied Theodore. "Well, give it to me and get out. I was looking around for a partner, but a boy who dnon't know enough to buy bread when be is starviru to death would make but a sorry bro ker. No, boy, 1 can't take you into Hie firm." And Theodore never became a great broker. Honety is the best policy, children, but it is not indispensable to success in the brokerage business. Boston Tntnicrijt. The Machine In France ACT t. M. Thingummy, Minister of Internal Rev enue, ascends the tribunal, and says: "Gentle men, the Government has maturely considered the question before the Chamber, and can only consent to remain in office if sustained by a vote of confidence." Sensation. The Speak cr suspends the sitting ACT If. In the refreshmentroom. Enter M. Thing ummy and M. Soandso, Deputy, meeting. jiini.-ter n is a grave crisis. Deputy You may well say grave. Minister Yes; very grave indeed. Deputy More than grave critical. Minister You alone can save us. Deputy But I I don't Minister But you mutt. Listen! They whisper. :5,071,K7 this is not all a dead loss, lhe engines in tended for the Pennsylvania were afterward fitted to the Hartlord. The engines intended for the Connecticut and the Java are oxidizing in storage, and parts of the rest of the ma chinery have been used for other purposes, of course at a great sacrifice of value. lhe bureau of Equipment and Recruiting reports that it has expended on three of tho six ships the following amounts: Connecticut S:!4,731 Pennsylvania 12.014 Oregon '. 5,ifci6 Total fV',071 Or, to recapitulate, there has been expended altogether upon tho six unfinished, rotten and utterly worthless ships, according to the re ports drawn from the bureaus by Mr. Hewitt's resolution : Connecticut l,lss,2Ni Pennsylvania STIVJKJ Java.. 8:i(),;2i3 Colossus -.tiOIV-O.1) Massachusetts 1.SS7.020 Oregon l,iNi,(i!W Total 'J,4:S4,f;74 And not one of the six keels has ever touch ed water, or ever will touch water.---Xew York Sua. Mitn Holding Hik Own. It is generally admitted that civilization has improved the horse. The ancient world never possessed a horse that could compete with the American trotter or the English racer. But some persons think that the modern man has, through civilization, physically degenerated from the ancient man. The London Spectator, however, says that there e not the slightest evidence that man was ever bigger, stronger or more enduring, under the same condition of feed and climate than he is now. In proof tnat man is holding his own in size, there is positive evidence that modern Egyptians are as big as the' mummies who were conquerers in their days. But there has been a growth in size. Modern Englishmen are bigger than their ancestors. "There are not in existence 1,000 coats of armor which an English regiment can put on. Very few mod erns can use ancient swords because the hilts are too small for their hands." These facts seem reasonable; for physical condition depends upon food, clothing and shelter. The modern man is better fed, better clothed and better housed than was the ancient man. Why should the modern not have been advanced in physical growth by his better physical condition ? The most civilized and luxurious people that ever existed European i,. caste Is physi callyas big, a u.-.iliiiy and as powerful as any people of whom we have any account that science can accept. English acrobats can per form any feat which is recorded of Greek ath letes. Cornishmen could strangle with their hands any race of savages, and there is not a barbarous tribe of which 1,000 men similarly armed could defeat an equal number of En glishmen, Americans or Germans. It is doubtful if any Greek, Roman or Ger man swimmer could have crossed the English channel from Dover to Calais as did Capt. Webb. Faure, the French electrician, has come to lindprutimil tho Iwitftincr r.f (.ItT-tncltv imwl thoroughly, and a number of boxes of it has lately been received by ship in cw i nrk. .Not only nas he developed a method oi stor- lftir it hilt ulwo nf fi'i'itimr tt f.nt vnrtr frrnrfuul. ly so that a quantity of the energy may be peddled out which will run our sewing ma chine a week, or a locomotive ten minutes; or Itirhf tt rrwtni for a nicrlit itr II ia rpnirfi'il that the ship bringing the electricity over the ocean was iignten uy means oi eiecinciiy stored in boxes. The most beneficial use to which this packed electricity has yet been put is the performance af surgical oiwrutions with the wire heated to a white heat operations heretofore rare, because it has been necessary to have present powerful and very costlv elec tric apparatus. Scientific men are but begin ning to understand the wonderful powers and proiK-rtics of electricity. Flies anil Rug. Flii'd- rnnrlifR until, herl.lmira. rata, mice tn. plierB. chipmunks, cleared out by ''Kough on IUU." 15c. Griggs's Glycerine Salve The beet on earth can be truly said of Grimes's Glycerine Salve, which Is sure cure for cuts, bruises, scalds, burns, wounds, and all other sore. Will positively core pile, tetter and ali kin eruptions. Satisfaction guaranteed or money refunded. Only 35 cents. For tale by all draggiftsj John Knauft'man goes to bed every Wednes day afternoon at Elkhart, Ind., soon becomes seemingly unconscious, then has convulsions, and finally preaches a sermon in a strained voice, with his eyes shut. This is considered supernatural, and the house is weekly crowd ed by visitors. Decline of Man. Nervous Weakness, Dyspepsia, Impotent', Sexual Debility, cured by "Well's Health Re newer." $1. Depot, M. Kneussl. A circus now lu the cast claim to have "the great Eirvrnian rlooalapus" In Its menagerie. This, we understand, is not John A. Logan, al though be comes from that section in Illinois known as r.gypt. Outney Uernht. Euckien's Arnica Salve. The Best Salvb In the world for Cuts. Bruises Sores, Ulcers, Salt Rheum, Fever Sores, Tetter, Chapped Hands, Chilblains, Corns, and all Skin Eruptions, and positively cures Piles. Ills guar an teed to give perfect satisfaction or money re, funded. I'rice as cent" per pox. rorsaionyji V. Griggs. THOMAS & HUGH COLWELL, CONTRACTORS, BUILDERS, AND MANUFACTUKEKS OF Sash, Doors and Blinds, Stnlrn, Stair iinlllniz, Bii!utprs & I'imis, Mouldings, Hrack cih, Ac, iV. Allklwlsuf BUILDING PAPER. Wo art! prepurp-l to tuke contracts In any part t tin' cnunlrv. unil thow contcmplHtlDK liulliliiiK will consul! Oit'tr own InrcrfMlH !v nillinv noon in und wtrlnit otir nir- urea on tln-lr work. With our Improved uiitclitiu'ry we are prejinrt'd to uo an minis or Dressing, Matching, Kipping, Ai na U't'll nu till liflla nf Mnjilt- HliuHfl. Mmilrilnm. 1triuV cih, KtittrH. We solicit a call from tlioxe reijulrlnn anything in our unu. ESTIMATES FURNISHED. THOMAS A II UGU COLWEUL Ottawa. 111.. My !th. lRSO H. P. CLARK, House and Sign Painting Paper Hanging, Caloimining. Grain ing, Marbling, &c. Shop, on Colnmhns Street, one block east of the poi olllre, Ottawa, Illinois. marlO Iowa a,nd Minnesota LANDS Oh tlm Chlavm. Milmodre cf- St. Paul Jiu. CHEAP PEICES. LONG TIME. LOW INTEREST And Kelmlrit for Improvements, For limn nnil lull parlitularH. addrciw. WILLIS DHUMMOND. .Ik., Land CimmiiMioiiur. Milwaukee. Wis. $30 iff IVr Week can np mans in any locality. Soinr-tlilng rntlri'ly nrw lor agents. !fi mitfll It. W. INUISAIIAM l t.. HOBloil, Must r fl T vr -i it uT Tf von want to learn Tele 1 f J iS VT il I j 1 fira'pliy In a few months, and , ...! . - t .! 1.1. U..a lul... lit lei Ullll OI n BIIUIIIIOU, nilllirBB tllMllllllC! Uluo.i vmii.m- villi". Wisconsin. Advertisers Geo. P, Rowell & Co. 10 Spruce street. New York, can learn tin' exact cost of any nroiiosed line of A I) V KltTISI NO In American Newspapers. iT IOO-ppko Pamphlet, UOe.jll 30 DAYS' TRIAL FREE! We send free on 30 days' trial Dr. love's Elect ro-Voltaic Belts And oilier K.ltM'trm AnnlinnePH '1X M KN snllerlni: from Nervous Ii'bility, Ijowt Vitali ty and liinclreil Trou bli-. Also for Khetnim tihun, I A vera ml Kidni'y Trouble,, and many other iliHeoiMi-H. Speedy cures guaranteed. I (lustra ten ratnpiuei tree. AMiiress VOLTAIC 1IKLT CO, , MiirMlmll. Midi. FLOUR AND FEED, Lime, Salt, Cemsnt. Plastering Hair and Stucco. Also the LONDON Horse and Cattle Focal. A pieparfition far superior to any condition powder ever made. Oil Cuke, Jorn Mleul, A. HAMILTON & HILLIAKD, Feb. 11-tf 114 Nfaln street, Ottawa, III. Farm for Sale. The Southwest yunrter ol hectton 1 weniv flve. Township Thirty-four North, of Knnpi- Three, In the Town of Dayton, contaluuiK one hundred ami sixty wres. Also the Southwest Ouarter of Sectlos Thirty-five, in Township Thirty-three North, of llane Four, in the Town of Fall River. For terms of snip and other Information enonire ar Hie othee or I.KLAN II A (.II.IIKl'.T, IB the Opera Mouse lllock, Ottawa Illinois. Jun4 Over 5000 Druggists A YEAR'S READING For$l. THE 'NEW Y0KK I'lEEKLY I'JORLD. Ner Tresses ami New Type, New Building, New Appliances, & New Life in Every Department. $1.00 A YEAR. POSTAGE PAID. 50 CENTS FOR SIX MONTHS. II COMPIETEJAMIU PAPER. FREE MASONS Should Head Its Special MASONIC DEPARTMENT, Editei by One of the Host Benowned Free Ma sons, with Contributions from the Fen of DISTINGUISHED MASONS. Tlu Wkkkly World is the only hading Xcwspapcr in the country that has a special department devotea to Masonic intercuts. Drags, Faints, Oils, Colors, Tarnishes, Class. Tn "nrnors and Medicines rniritv and nare in compounding are of the greatest importance. The undersigned calls your attention to this, as ne exercised great care in selecting his Drugs, and in the preparing of the same not only the greatest care is exercised, but every thing is proceeded with scientifically. The stock is the most varied in this county, and the prices always the lowest, quality consid dered. You will also find the finest stock of Druggist's Sundries, Yankee Notions, Toilet Goods of every description, Fancy Articles for weddings, birthdays, &c. In Paints, Oils, Brushes, Colors, Varnishes, Plate and Window Glass no competitor will sincerely claim to equal my stock, neither in quantity, quality or price, my goods being the very best grades in the market. Everything guaranteed. My facilities for handling goods are double tnose oi any otner esxaonsnmenL. rnanKing uie puunu iur uitui liuciai ptttiuu orro in tho "ncct nnH hrvninp" tn Rfirvfi the same and a great many more in lbSl, I am truly yours. G. GEHRING. Druggist, North 01 Uourt iouse, uttawa, ill. OTHER EXCELLENT FEATURES. - 1. All the News Complete and lntereBtlnR. 2. The Farmer's World A full page of Agricul tnral and Farm News. 3. Tin Literary World A full pue of LonR Sto rics and Short Stories, Comic Ballads and So rious roems, Fairy Tales and Sailors' Yarns, 4. Tin Housekeeper's Columns; What Every Woman Wants to Know. 5. The Veterinary Department With prescrip tions free for all Subscribers, and full Instruc tions for the treatment of live stock. 0. The best Chess Column in tho world for Ama teur players. 7. The best Checker Department in the world for both Amateur and Professional Flayers. 8. A Corner for the Younj; Folks Kiddles, Cha rades, I'uzzles, Enigmas, Acrostics, 9. Complete Market Heports Unrivalled In do tail and accuracy. 10. Answers to Inquiries. t Fmh dciiartment is perfect of its kind, and all combined make the Cest Weekly Newspaper ever published. The XEW YORK WOHU) hit no superior on either side of the Water 0.1 a Live, Brilliant, Perfcethi Apimnteil, Proijressire Xeicnapcr. Unequalled Offers to Clun Agents. SPECIMEN COPIES SENT FREE. THE NEW YORK WOULD, World Ittilldinur, TNVw York. fTpf Sinn'c copies for will! hikI HiiliwrlpliuiiK rocrlvcil by Ohiumi & Ilupi iiinii. (Htiiwn, Illinois. FOH SALE. lfiO Acres. Ilagle Township. llmiM-with 14 rooms nail furniuT: liny luini; ntnltlcs; 111ft-clilm-rr bIkmI: (iriimiry; li"K sli-il : iImiiIiIiti i ii rrili; li'iiniit Iikiikc Kiiiok-; I1011M-. MIIOliMAN i.KI,AM. ilceil If A tint nu t Oltlci'. JOHN GROSS, BOOK BINDER, Blank Book and Paper Box Manufacturer, OTTAWA, 1 Office, 20 and 21 La Salle Street. IV Paper ruled ro any ilenln il pRtlcrn. ocl.VHl 0 m (iif ill ('Inline I" iu:iki-liKHicy. TIhibc III II -vlio 11T u h Hike iiilvuntuk'" of lln I H irii rhHiii'i-i Unit nr- i.ll.T.'d. ifi'li V I Q crully Ih'i iiiih1 wi'Hllliy. wlilW' Uhwo UWBbII'Iiii ilu not Imnrovi' hiii'Ii rhaiirrx ri.uiuin in n verlv Wi' Willi! IIIIIIIV Hu ll. Wollll-ll. UnVH. ntl mrls i" work lor tin rluhl lu Ihclr own loi ii liici. Any out run ill II II worK iiropt'riv i roil i i in- mi -m wii i . iii" in '- iin miv iimn- than ten tlmi'H onllniirv ww". Kxni'lislvn on. lit lurnli'tuMl frri. No one who iikiwh full lo iimkr mom') rupliliy. 1 on can iicvoic your wiion- nun 10 uir work, or only your np:ir iiionifiiO. Kull Inlormutiwn nnd !ll Unit i ni'tilid sent irci". Aimri'i'S hi in hi in (,o.. i-iirt- latnl. Malm-. niivivs : 1 ' mm pitts! AND Physicians Have Signed or Endorsed the Following Remarkable Document: MeBsra.Snp.L'.tr-. & Johnson. Manufactur iiitf Cli'.ru;-.' .. .. 1 Jl.lt Ct., New York : Oeutleu.t-.: : To.- t-c past few years we have solil vtirioua brands of Porous Pias ters. rh;'Ei';iaus axi'l tho Public prefer rj.r...-'rp C'a"HT. "PrtrTi Tl'ir"" to ull otheia. V.'u consiJT them ono of thevtry few rcliablo hcusehoU rf;mc-lio worthy of condi'tire. They nrn : ujiericr to all other Porous Plasters o- Ianiments foi external U3f Ti2'r -Tr.1 Plttf r io a (genuine Panuoceutical product, of the highest order of merit, and rccctmized by physicians an J druK.ru ts. When other remedies fail pet a Ben son's Capcine Plaster. You will be disappointed if you ua cheap Plasters, Liniments, Fads or Elec trical Slagnetic toys. i MURK KBMEIIY AT LAT. Prtrf 1 MCD'S Medicated CCR: trt BUNION PUST:?. I oi f v-HfVfitf Ii r.-fi im nf tlio nM rHiadlrt 4('hU .;: -ij A! rich! ii1 no A- in tin iiiiit lut luJ;t twl for lanm "ul !"ir'-ptirKli'!ini jH.v.'cr; thvnv Apron ! :c 'HM' i .' ' I !4 hi 8 r ' 'i ' fi't-f an'f nil jimittt K hiriiif tiff t Jh.iThI) Pinion .WoUtlU'tl Hirr Vuwvrniirrtiivtf itHhetrorlt BLACK HAWK. r f hi f"t "'ir. thrt'-li-T in uTiiii'. l!;i. anf t'lnv'T. r '. .nt Hti(;!y tJi- (tf:u.i'l. nl' r party. Th ..! .i! una ia t durahlf Kiuchiiiuiu the luarkut. TRACTION ENGINES lui k Iliovli Trnrf Ion vtrnin Fniflne i-'ir t-.rf-tv n.i.'n ntrln. . itTr;!-n!.iT ri ..-' f-f. It Iur, ! -nf XVirhi i uarly -Jim. p- i than any m i i r -i i fv as- VTWflr sun rrwi H. A. PiTTS SONS MFC. CO. UndeS..r"iraon8t, CH1CACO. ILL. ipt(U l.M of itl vmii 8r h2 t. PI ' H m wO J"0 so V m r 3 p " rn z -1 "s-Ssii-S 5r-?5??: n-z b a ea- St. c? Ztr- g-.52.S- b Sb g 2. J B m SB 5 2 m - 1 m o -?3 1 B - -r F cb a -5 c ' - -i 12. m T. I S s; 5-?. o a aw 2 3 c: go "il r--?e--:2 3 y S S - s 3 s l', a f : .5 i - yr i- ! H 'A V IS JO m.'!5 ! Vf; i sspg j n 3 , B ill f r a sa ji :- - si 1 i Tofel pi - f i " r, 3 .-... 3 r. u B '.- - - 7' " V '9 " -i V i: - V ii WHO IS UNACQUAINTED WITH THE CEOCRAPHV OF THIS COUNTRY, WI1.L SEE BY EXAMININQ THIS MAP, THAT THE 1,jll Minnnannln SM-jJt'tl'l. ( Uiill- i JyYwj i J f f Chicago, Rock island & Pacific .3 Being the Creat Central Line, affords to traveierr, br reason of Its unrivaled geo graphical position, the shortest and best route between the East. Northeast and Southeast, and the West, Northwes and Southwest. It is literally and strictly true, that its connections are all of the principal I'nes of road between the Atlantic and the Pacific. By Its main line and branches It reaches Chipatso, Jollet, Peoria, Ottawa, La Salle, Ceneseo, Mollne and Rock Island, In lll.nois j Davenport, Muscatine, Washington, Keokuk, Knoiville, Oskaloosa, Fairfield, Oes Moines, West Liberty, Iowa City, Atlantic, Avoca, Audubon, Harlan, Cuthrie Center and Council Bluffs, In Iowa i Callatln, Trenton, Cameron nd Kansas City, in Missouri, and leiven worth and Atchison In Kansas, and the hundreds Of cities, villages and towns Intermediate. The "GREAT ROCK ISLAND ROUTE," As It Is familiarly called, offers to traveler all the advantages and comforts Incident to a smooth track, safe bridges. Union Depots at all connectinc oolnts Fast Eipress Trains, comoosed of COMMODIOUS, WELL VENTILATEL, Wai-L HEATED, FINELY UPHOLSTERED and ELECANT DAY COACHES a lino cf the MOST MACNIFICENT HORTON RECLINING CHAIR CARS ever built PULLMAN'S latest designed and handsomest PALACE SLEEPING CARS, and DININC CARS that are acknowledged by press and people to be the FINEST RUN UPON ANY ROAD IN THE COUNTRY, and In which superior meals are served to travelers at the low rate of SEVENTY-FIVE CENTS EACH. THREE TRAINS each way between CHICACO and the MISSOURI RIVER. TWO TRAINS each way between CHiCACO and MINNEAPOLIS and ST. PAUL, via the famous ALBERT LEA ROUTE. A New and Direct Line, via Seneca and Kankakee, has recently been'opened, between Newport News, Richmond, Cincinnati, Indianapolis and La Fayette, and Council Bluffs, St. Paul, Minneapolis and intermediate points. All Throug! Passengers carried on Fast Express Trains. For more detailed information, see Maps and Folder, which may be obtained, as well as Tickets, at all principal Ticket Office in the United State and Canada, or ol R. R. CABLE, E. ST. JOHN, V-Pr-t . Cen'l Manager, Cen'l T'k't A Pasa'r Agt,