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OTTAWA KUEK TRADER; "SATURDAY, JUNE 2, 1883.
10 BRAVO TOROl A Bull Fight in Mexico.-EI Paso del Norte, Legendary and Historical. El ruo del Norte. We reached El Two on the closing clay of the festivals, and tho picture which pro ientcd lUell will not Boon fade from the memory. Thousands of Mexicans from every point bad gathered to attend the feaiU and tho grand plaza, church yard, and all around, wero tilled with booths, sheds and stands, whero games, jugglery and all sorts of Rambling wero going on. Tho crowd included all classes of Mexican society. On no occasion, like their Amer ican neighbors, will all classes harmonize or minglo together except at some church doings. There wero the few rcprcsentatl vi; Castilians with their families mingling with Mexican men and women, while the scnors of high mix, with their bright cos tunics and brilliant colored garments, broad brimmed sombreros, and glittering spurs, afforded a striking contrast to the sandal-footed few who still cling to the fashion of their ancestors of the middle ages; the women, with thenboba, or black shawl, that emblem or Castilian lobility, covering their heads and part of their faces, and rich rancberos, costumed like brigandish captains, mingling with the "common herd." A friend said to me: "There is nothing in the life of ttie Mexi can that so thoroughly impresses an ob serving person ns to note the manner in which they observe the religious festivals." Like their ancestors of old, whose worship was closely interwoven with every phase of their social ud political existence, they are devoted to gorgeous aim impnauve ceremonies, and derive their cluef enjoy, mcnt from the many festivals sitni tioijed by the church. These are so numerous that ono is led to believe thai lilt- is one continued holiday, and that the hjuiiiV days in the Mexican calendar outnumber the days of the jiar." "hkaio toko!" "A grand (?) bull light at Ml 1W del Norte on Sunday at 3 v. M., with musio by tho Hand !" wero the placards posted in all censpicious places, both on the American and Mexican side of the Hio Oiandu, and of course, being in Mexico, a bull light on Sunday afternoon, especially when the proceeds wero for tho benefit of the church was a temptation not to be resisted even by more pious tramps than I am. It is a harmless alfair, and perfectly leg ttlmate, like our church fairs and festivals, bo long as tho receipts are handed over to tho preachers; but it for private gain, why, then the faithful priests and ministers torow up their hands in holy horror uud warn their brethren to beware of the swindlers it is wicked! Hut if there h any firm of swindles that can buat a church fair or festival 1 would liko to know what it is. If there is anything to be condemned in the way ot genteel pock et picking it is the system of fairs and fes tivals, in which sweet-faced innocence is employed, in the cause of religion, to en gage in "grab bag " rackets, "signing" swindles, "cane votings," booths, and all that kind of blackmailing. Some who rend this may think ttrsngcly of it, and well they should, yet bo it nven a wor thy object, tho means does not honor tho cause, nor the end justify the means. Some may think it Btrango that tho pro ceeds of a bull fight should go to the sup port of the church; but it is the education these people have had from time immemo rial; and at tho lair and festival plan of of their American brethren has not as yet been introduced, they follow tho old way. instituted by the monarchs themselves in tho chivalrous ago of long ago, and which, if anything, is more honorable than either fair or festival. Few go to a fair without being pestered by the methods employed. Though, perhaps, not using "cusi words at tuo time they think, no doubt, in "very bad French" at tho rapidity with which ttiey are re Moved ot their quarters and half dollars under a flie of "Sign for me!" "Take a chanco in my r.-tkc!" "Sign!" lor this, that and the oilier thing. From ull of which, happily, tho bull fight is free. The bull fight was instituted by the monarchs of old Spain for the amusement of tho people and was looked upon a a great source of revenue and enjoyment. But the Mexican bull fight and those we read of as taking place 111 Spain and South America are very uiiierent atuirs, so much so, indeed, tfat comparison is anlly possible. On this occasion the unpretentious loan of El Paso del Is'orto presented a lively appearance. Everything had beeu done that could possibly draw a crowd to wit ncss this, tho closing event of tho feasts. And a crowd there was! Thousands of Mexicans, men, women and children, in rude carts, oa horseback, astride their tiny long eared burros, on foot, and drawn by oxen, mulfs aod cows, swarmed the plaza. Uaily'dressed senorltas. and senoritas with out dress except something longer than a tunic, resembling a chemise, or drest.es of Roman women, such as wo see in pictures ot the olden times, diversified the amphithea tre, which was located a Equaro or two back of tho church in an enclosure one or two hundred feet largo, with scats built all around, extending backward aud up ward aa in a circus tent, enabling all to see what ii going on in the ring. At a dis tance of every twenty or twenty five feet In the ring, which is shut in from that part occupied by the people by a high fence, is a shield, constructed bo as to pro tect the bull fighter In case the horn of the animal should accidentally get too near his retreating form! Bat this protection is seldom seeded as the horns are (awed off short and resemble battering rams more I than bull's hornH, which takes all the fighting qualities out ol the bull and re quires the wildest efforts on the part ot his tormentors to excite to even a mild anger! Tho "circus" was advertised to begin at three, but as early ns two o'clock tho am phitheatre was packed, and as time rolled on the crowd began to call loudly for, "Musical musical musica!" and at last tho band made its appearance, hearing a few battered instruments that looked as though they had been rescued fivm a lot of Irishmen after nn "enthusiastic" 12ili ol July parade! Alter several attempts at national airs the music let up, and then a blonde bull came trotting into the ring. Ho seemeu an old hand at the business, and to all ap pcaratices is utterly devoid of enthusi asm. In fact, he teemed a bull in a pt cul larly Christian frame of mind, instinct told liim it was Sunday and both wicked and barbarous to light on that day. He was soon followed by a Mexican mountul on a skinny horse that teemed scarcely ably to support the weight of the rider. I he lattir was not ono of the "picadorcs" we read ol, inuiintcd and dressed like a knight of the olden time, armed with a lance, and decorated with ribbons and rol;d in a very bright colored cloak, or mantle, and bearing in hand a naked sword or ' mule-la" (small stick), willi its scarlet silk to attract the ..'(iition of Toro. This is u modern buii ti;ht! The feiior, mounted on his Ih.rji sieed, which win almost entirely coveieil v uli leather armour, tortuie I his bullship, who would stand and look en iiiini!g!y at lih steid and rider, or, us it disgusted with the scene In lore him, walk otf to another corner of thu ring, followed bv the tlL'htt r with L'i( at iiusto! A few mote pro Is, and thi n the bull would trot around the ring udr him, occasionally managing to give iin- horse a butt that is about thirty by eighty feet, and tho ceil ing is about thirty feet abovo the floor. In tho front and ust over the door or main entrance, like all these old churches, is a gallery for the choir, some twenty feet deeu and the same width as the building, and is supported by four heavy pillars of wood, which arc carved in a neat manner. to the left of the door ns you enter stands tho bull tower, rising some fifty feet above the nave, and in which hang five large bells in the form of a cross. Entering the tower through a door at the Inso outside one sees something curious in the old spiral stairs, which are of hewn logs of great sizo. Torougu them are cut holes or steps, some eight or ten inches in diameter, ami the logs piled one ubovo tho other to tho fop of the tower. These steps are moved apart at th'j outer end and embedded In the adobe walls, and form tho steps to the bell tower above Though apparently situ pie, the work shows a knowledge of design entirely unique. Entering the sacred pile, I was surprised to find everything so entirely different from what 1 ha 1 seen in nearly all other church es, both in New and obt Mexico. The ge neral appearance of things was unique. The entire surroundings wero plum, pre sentiiiLC few objects of interest sive a statue or two with horrible fo itures, but It seems that tiie more horrible the faces the more touching they are to tin- heart of the avenue Mexican. The Savior was represented by a ghastly looking image, with at re mis of blood llo'.ving down the face and eJMortcd A FIENDISH SCHEME. A Young Girl's Adventures in New York City Decoyed Into a Disreputable Housa A Tiraoly Eescno. A few weeks !ii n young- lady, whom for convenience I w ill call Miss I)., win walking; through one of iho upper and respectablo streets of New York, when her attention was arrested by a human hand thrust throiiirh a broken pane of glass in tho window of :i house. Tho hand was moving1, and as Miss I), passed it dropped n crumpled piece of paper to tho sidewalk at her feet. On it was writ ten, as with a burnt mutch, these words: J''or dud's. ,iiik'i i t )iiuoutil this house brfore midnight!'"' Startled bv tho most siii-rulur occur rence. Miss 1). turned itimiedhitelv back to her home, mid reported it to her father. Aftersotne ncocessary delay her father went to the police station, and tin ollieer was sent w ith liim t inuko an in vestigation. On reaching tin- house mid ringing; tho bell, tho llieii were received with some surprise, and informed tha! it was :i private house; nnd their story was listened to with apparent astonish ment, certainly with most evident signs of incredulity. The lady of the house) did not know what to make id such a story as that! The ollieer could e-emio and look where, he liked. Tho two men went in. They found no suspicious appearance..,. Ascending to tho room through the broken window of which t lie human band had been seen, it proved to lie unoccupied. There was no broken pane of lass in tho window. 1'iit the ollieer did uuietlv M. KNEUSSL'S DRUG STORE MAIN STREET, Wtut o.r XttSnlU, Street, s-otith aide OTTAWA. I IAA .02S. Mllt'J 1 11 li.lf,! ,1 ijl ;,. .,, , , , . -.1 ,1. A I! ti ll S;itr. x I.. ciilUliiry u,,. IViTuiiHTv, Irtish-., .,.,! K.n.v Article's lor tip. Toilet. Paints, Oils, Varnisbos, Window Gless. &i Particular M.ri: uiin :.-1 v M t.i ( '-UilpO .!:d'l!!g of I'iljMici !-S lVM'ri!tiri.. UiMisiu-i DAVKNTOKT, IOWA. K 1 ValiR-ss, l-i:.i'.;' and , e-rvoibi 1 )i Cure-el. Patients ( 'tttvd al ilm;.,-. sioNARY," and roa --uhatii -i:. );,. HON. KDWARI) Rl'SSCLL, 'PhvMe-ian ol" Real Ability ; Ma MAN Ml'RPIlY. D.uvn.v ji, -a Hi, SneWNs, Wonderful C,.i;vs." 1 1 ) wars, isi.-.s Sniviliiv it.' lor "Tin: I 'Sl 1 1 ; .isU Catarrh. Asthma, and iVrnnncnlly IKYe1!- i notice that the tuittv mclo-un-' one of limbs, while in a dark room to the right. ;tm, j,!ims W!ls f,vh. ':is if t. ,,..,,. i:id hid away in the dreary archive s us ;t wcicjbecii recently et. I liscoveriii;,' nothing' are dozens of statues of nil shapts, sie-sj that could warrant an arrest or a fur- The faithful sexton, who! "lor inquiry, v"'"' )"!" i-"'"- pelleel to o aw ay. Hut they were not sali-lied. Suspicion remained. Later in the duv, therefore. Mi-.' i'.r. Mis- i );t e tiprirt, savs: ' cox(;rj:ss- i-aadk' Man. Fine inayic; iy doiuub.-d oil his thin sides like a bung - starter on nn empty bet r barrel, ai.d which uevc r tailed to bring out shouts of praise H:l-l ii liim Iroin tiotli men ulitl omcll and eNchnnntions ot "liravo, Toro, bravo!" About leu or fifteen minutes were spent in this way, when the noie and its rider retired, wilh t lie wind knocked out of them, followed by the hull disiistcd at the effort. A few airs ny the lurid and then another bull entered the arena, followed by a gal laut t-cnor, when the smile, obi uia noeuvres, was ivpeated. A Hind, ami, finally, a fouith bull put in an appearance. This lust was for any one m the amphi theatre to light. Few teemed tinxious but at last a tawny faced .Mexican jouth enter and appearance could speak no "American.-)," could "no sabe," arid I being n pi ally inexpert in .Mexicuno, we got along peaceably. In at tempting to convey the meaning ' !' ;hu crucifixion lie opein-1 mi oj-.l bible .' ihe New Testament, ai.-t talking in hi i.Ktive tongue e-.xplained vsli:it it meant, lie then km It down nnd bles-i.-d himself. tii-giM ing l)' s urn h tin:' 1 should loliow io ex ample. Hut a.- I lllll to devote a special letter to such things, paitictilurly to M'i-ues ami observations at (ii adai.oi i-k, 1 will drop the subject at present. ). J) Ii .1. (.'. Lunge, l'.ast St. Lo-iis, LI., says: "Two buttles ot Hro'.vn'a Iron Hiltrr cured ine of indigestion." A Mortfogti Paying Clcck. A gvntlem.-in writes to the New York Triiuiir as follows: The notice of the death of .Jeremiah Curtiss reminds ine of a pleasant acfpiainiance with that eiitlein.-iu, and the story of a clock, as related by him at his house twenty years atro, more or less, lie called my atieii tioii to a clock standing at the entrance ed the ring, ju.-taseoine smart j ikeN'ntcrjto the. drawing-room at the bead of the tho circus tent to ride the mule-. Thisj first lliirht of stairs. It was an old-fush- youth tackled the hull and the hull tackled him. It was omy for a moment, for on the second round the bull raised him from behind and hurled him clean over the boards! Ho picked himself up and in well selected Mexicano blessed the bull and left the ring. And thus ended the bull light. Kl. I'ASO Dl-.l, NOIl 1 1; Anil this section of the valley of the Kio Grande was settled by the Spanish Jesuits and the royal colonists under Fernando in l.liJO. It is supposed to he the oldest sittle nient in this part of Mexico, and as early as Ilill was a nourishing Spanish mis sion. Histoiy tells us that si on after the Spanish conquest of .Mexico by Cortc. the valley of tho Hio (Jraiide del Norte was settled. "The great wealth of this northern coun try was known to the invaders and adven. Hirers who spread themselves everywhere, and aliout the year Nino a hody of prospec tors, working northward along the spur ol the Sierra Madru mountains, came sudden ly upon the river, which at this point comes (h.wn from the north. They called lithe liio (irande del Norte -the lirund Kiverofthu North and the pass Id l'aso del Norte. At that early date the valley was in a flourishing condition and con tained many villages of si-nn barbarous ab origines who cultivated tlm soil. They welcomed the invadeis, and the missionary priests appreciating l ho importan I the pass, established a mission mul erected a church, which stands to-day a monument .(.ill years old to the he roism and zeal of the pioneer heralds ot the cross." "I do not believe," says the same writer, "that any country possesses so manv hand some churches as .Mexico. They are the chief ornaments and most striking objects of all her cities. Now indeed half of them are turned into barracks or hospitals, ami where the curfew bell nse-d to swing is heard the 'blaring bugle-' and lUe crash of armed men and godless battalions." Itefore the revolution it was the custom throughout Mexico to build little shrlms to the blessed Virgin along the roadside for the country people- to pray at. They were as numerous as mile posts along the highways; but all of them have been de stroyed by the unbe lievers aud soldiery, and uow tnere is scarcely a vestige of them left for the faithful to km el at. Whatever i-lse the Mexican lacks, he has the faith, and that so strongly implanted that it is safe to say ages will not i hange him. In Mexico, for a in an or woman to pass n church door without bli-ssiug him- M-lf or herself, is never seen, aud most ot them go In and say a fitter noxtt'i: liven. in their homes, no matter how poor aud lowly, though they may not have a chair, heel or other furniture, you will be sure to find an elevation on which stands a crucifix, statue or something of that nature, with perhaps a highly colored picture ot tne Virgin r some saint. This grand old monument at Del Norte is well preserved, and a visit within its sa cred walls is tho desire of every one that reaches this section of the country. With in and without one sees wonderful designs of architectural skill. The main building ioned affair, with its case standing- soniu six feet hiejh. Mr. ('iirtiss' storv ran thus: In the previous summer he had been traveling in the State of Maine with his wife, who was a native of that State. She expressed a wish to visit the home, of her childhood, which had now passed into t lie possession of strangers. Thither they went, ami upon entering tho house she discovered that the ,dd family clock was standing in its place as she had known it in her childhood davs. She expressed a wish that we might pur chase it, if the owners could be induced to sell. A proposition was therefore made for the purchase of the old ekok, which was finally accepted, and the price of .."ii) was paid. The clock was packed and sent to Brooklyn, mid taken to a hop for complete reiio ation and repair. 1'he clock man reported the clock n valuable one, saving' that it was of Ger man manufacture, and that it was not less than l.V) years old. nnd that it was ood for another l.'iO years. Then Mr. and Mrs. Curtiss consulted together, questioning anions themselves if they had not paid too small a sum for tho clock, considering- its reported value. In order to quiet their conscience in tho matter they resolved to. semi the peo ple of whom they had purchased the. clock another sum of money, and ac cordingly !?!."( i was sent. l?y return mail a letter came from the mother ot tho family, acknowledging the receipt of tho money, and thanking Mr. and Mrs. Curtiss most heartily, saying-: "That money came straight from Heaven; for a demand had just been made for a payment, on the mortgage on our place, and we had not the money to meet it, and we had given up in despair that our home must, go. Just then your money came, which has enabled us to make a payment, and our homo is .saved." Touched by the pathetic story abovo related thev w rote to ascertain how much the mortgage was upon the place In reply it appeared that the original mortgage was foriM,(Hi, winch was now reduced by the sfloO just paid. Another consultation followed, in which the value of tlie -hck was considered nm tho satisfaction it was aHording them. and the result of the conference was that the old farm in .Maine shoulil be-i-learod tf its mortgage, and hereupon a sum was remitted tor tho purpose. they returned to the hou-,., :u,d proceed ed! to make u more thorough search of the premises. And this was what at last they found. Down in the cellar three young; girls, half dead with fright. )iie of them said she was the girl who had broken the pane of glass in the window of the room where she was locked iit, ami .11 ,.l . ,1- c hail nropiicii me emm men piece i paper with the writing on it to the i . ...... lladvwho was passm-'. Aim tins was the story she went on to tell to the ollieer. In the morning of that day, she said, she was poing through that street, when the door of this house suddenly opened, and a well-dressed and entirely resport-nblolooking- woman rushed out, in a state of great excitement, and called to her. "My child is taken suddenly and violently ill," said the woman, "the servants tire out, and 1 have nobody to send for the doctor. Wotiid you bo will in r to go?" Who would, w ho could refuse such a request, under such circumstances? Certainly, tho girl said she would go. "Well, come in, then," said the woman, "and I will g;ive you the doc tor's address." Tho girl, little suspecting tho terrible) trap which had been set for her, us e-ended the steps and went in. No soon er was she in than the door was sprung upon her! In an instant the truth Hashed upon her mind. She was con ducted to the room above and locked in, liko a victim to la? delivered up to sacrifice. In her horror over her sit uation, she broke the glass, and threw her cry for help out of the window. It was her only e-hance, and it saved her. Her companions in tho cellar had had somewhat similar experiences. What a den it was! What devils there are in human form! A few hours more, and it would have been too late. And this in plain daylight, in a respectable thoroughfare, in tin- year of our Lord 1N8H. Thus it is thai innocent young souls are hurled into the waters and swal lowed up with no one to save. How many "mysterious disappearances" receive by such an incident as this theil explanation. -Cunir ;;tliv)t(dist. How Family Secrets go Out. Lucy Hooper writes from Paris that notorious Parisian journals get the-ir ac counts of family secrets from tho ser vants of the house. This has been done in New York by more than one "keen witteil vallet or ladv's maid" the mak ing of money by revealing their musters' ol unstresses secrets, a tew years a-'o a prominent gentleman here' fouruftho conversations at his dinner repeated word for word in a morning paper. He finally qui-stiom-il his waiter, who con fessed that he bcloni'ed to a waiters' club, and that be was well paid by a re porter who came nightly to gain" infor mation. A lady reconily dismissed a most accomplished butler becauso ha was seen writing at odd hours and as sho had reason to believe that he was putting down the conversations which he overheard. As she had been In-tray-M by a wicked governess a month le forc, sho was naturally suspicious. A tray fragment, however, of the butler ian foedscap redeemed his reputation. for it was found to bo a sensational novel. Huston Trankr. Where to put tho Dog. Old Professor I!ogert is a very learned man. He knows all about science, but the trouble is he always talks shop. No matter where he is, he gets oil' his scien tific racket. Sum Yerger, who is one ol the most reckless fellows in Austin, happened to be at the professor's house the other day, when Iho hitter's favorite dog jumped upon Sam. who hates dogs. "Mr. Verger." said the professor, pat ting the dog on the head, 'there are cer tain animals that I divide into classes those th.-it seem to have no intelligence!, thw.se thai have instinct merely, and those that seem to possess positive rea soning powers. Where, .Mr. ler-'cr, would yoii put this noble animal?" "I'd put that noble pin) out of doors." and suiting the action to the word, he opened the door, and as the noble brute was going out. Sam lifted him clear oil the floor, and down the front steps, where he howled dismally. --1 ,iv Hifl. i't'js. A Thrifty Man. "I cannot give my consent to uuii marriage with my daughter." said a father to an ardent lover. "On what grounds do von base your objections?" "On the grounds that you are a poor man, have no trade or profession, and are by no means capable of supporting a wife." "Oh, that's it, eh! Look here," nd ho took out several papers showing that he owed four or live hundred dollars. 'Don't this prove that I am a thrifts man; what more can yon ask?" "I can ask for nothing more. Yon liavo shown your ability. Take my daughter." "I am thankful," said the oung man. I have only one more request?'' "That the marriage shall take place immediately?" "No: that vou will lend me enough money to buy a suit id" clothes nnd pay tho preacher. Let me see how much will bo necessary. I can stand the' preacher off. Let me have titty dollars and jour daughter shall be my w ife." Arkansaw Traveler. 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UOiflC HCIVf:. i Kles.-.rit I)ay Oeat-lies, Parttir Cars, with ilrr'.:,'.- s't !:! r:iir,.; ef ; jiii Chairs l seals free), Smukiii e'.ir-i. v.-it.i I;.--1 man I'.-'.ieo --- -j-.Ij.jr Ctrl vtuvitiK e.'iiairs, I'uiiman ruiactt Meeiati -ars aa-f u-mi : t. l, th" fiiiMotis C. n. tt V. I)inir.?C.'irs runiluily tu :ui. fnim Cliieao ,t Kansas City, Chieic'ti .C v'miai'il i.aiiis, e iiicatfo i: oos Moint-s. e im-ii'.-o, lit. seph, Atchison & TopeUa. Only through hue lie Iwt'fu Chie-airo, Liin'oln & Denver. Through t urs ht-tween Inilianapulis Cuum.-il liltilTs via lv-(iri;i. All connections mieh' in Cnimi Depots. It it; known as tho great THHOUUM CAR UN t;. ;io C e I'll'l i -..i'.l 1. 1 .-il.-li K.f-i. r.ill'lili,;! .t:.t flar i I .-l ; -i-l .'.r- ft I,;'., tu : I I i'.iul ,-iinl ...iniit-.-ipi iis: f;i! ii -rCii.t -.villi i ". In, i..,. Cli.iirs t- ati.l r'lti.MM. DiMiis ;ui.i l'i -u: ia .ui'l it. and lYti.-a i t l,o;ii" r.ri-l '.ttiitin'.i. (i.-ily unci cl.'iuii.'e of curs hi-t.vn-!i Si. Colli, itii.i l'.-.-.' Moines. Iowa, Lincoln, ,'ehraska, ami pt-iiv r.i Colorado. I U is universally aJi::it;-.-J to he thy J Finest Equipped Railroad In tho World for all Classes oi Trays!- T. J. POTTER, 3d Vico-Prcs't and Gon'l Mauaer. PEItCKVAh LOWELL. Gun . I'a.ss. A't. Chk'uh-o. 'St'i via j;"' J- w.-io ::ac?ua!wtro vitii the ceccraphy of TmscocwTnY, GEE BY EXAIVilMMG THIS MAP, THAT THE nr 1 Tj' i ' jT ' i fn I w ,v-.--."-ivi-'"' v..-r.Ji.,-'l... an tAiiA'... TTr-- Chicago, Iock Island & Pacifsc R Beinp; tho Crent Central Lino, afTortls to travo'orr, by reason of ita ur.rivnlccl r,?.r r;rnphlcal oooltlon, tho ohortost and boot routo betwoan tho Cast, Northeast ,tnd Southcaot, and tho Wost, Northwest and Southwest, It Id literally and strictly true, that Its connections aro all of tha principal Ih.sr o? road betwaen tho Atlantic and tho Pacific. By Ito main lino and branchoa it readies Chicago, JoMat, Pecrla, Ctt.-.wa, La Salle, Coneseo, Kcllna and Roc! Island, In Illinois ; Davenport, Muocatlno, WachlnRton, Keokuk, Knoxville, Oakaloos"), Fairfield, Dos Moines, West Liberty, Iowa City, Atlantic, Avoca, Audubon, Harlan, Cuthrlo Center and Council C.u.rs, In Iowa; Callatin, Trenton, Cameron i.rd Kansas City, In Missouri, nnd Leavcn" worth and Atchison In Kansas, and tha huncire-'a Ci cltios, villaeos and towns Intermediate. Tho "GREAT ROCK SSLAfo'D ROUTS," A ;t Is familiarly callod, offers to travcler3 ail tho advantages and cortu Incident to a smooth track, safe bridcos. Union Dnpota at all c0""0,f L'J1,. ,' Fnst Express Trains, composed r,f COMMODlO'Jo, WELL VENTILATED, vell HEATCD, FINELY UPHOLSTERED and ELECAi.IT OAY COACHES; a linocf t.? MOST MACKIFICENT HORTON RECLINING CHAIR CARS -. ver built PULLMAN 3 latest dosiRned and handsomest PALACE SLEEPIFJC CARS. and. ".NINQ CAns that are acknowledKed by press and people to be tho FINEST RUN UPON ANY ROAD IN THE COUNTRY, and In which suncriif meals are oerved to travelers at tho low rate of SEVENTY-FIVE CENTS EACH. ,,.,... THREE TRAINS each way between CHICAGO and tho rSSOURJ RIVsR TWO TRAINS each way between CH1CAC3 and f.'.iMfJPOtlS and oT. PAUL, via the famous ALBERT LEA ROUTE. A Now and Direct Line, via Seneca and Kanl-.aUoe, has recently been'oponed, between Newport Nows, Richmond, Cincinnati, Indianapolis and La Fayette, and Council Bluffs, 8t. Paul, Minneapolis and intermediate point3. All Through Passengers carried on Fnat Express Tra.ns. For more detailed Information, see Maps and Folders, which may be obtained, at well as Tickets, at all plnclpal Ticket Offices in the United States and Canada, or of R. R. CABLE, E. ST. JOHN, Vlce-P'es't & Cen'l Manager, Cen'' T'' & Pass'r Ag't, CHICACO.