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The Cotton Plant.
Last year tlio valua of our cotton crop was over DlS.OOl.OOi). The Unite I S'ntes is the greatest cotton prodjeliij? country in the world. Ita btaplo is not only tho most abundant, but a portion of it U tuo finest frrown anyhre. Our pro 1uc.uk capacities in this direction are go ureal that Tex alone, on a very small portion of her area. J can grow ouch year the cottou crop of thol orld. The botunicl name of th ptant itself is KOKsypiuiiL It Is a wonder that the manu facturer of ihe many varieties, of funcy cotton cloths have not capturel that name for some of their fai.rici. TU plant Uloii-s to the holly hoi k and hibiscus tribo. C OTTON PLAST. Tho best co' ton i that pro'lmnl upon thi islands and a portion of tha mainland of Georgia, South Carolina and F.orida. It has a Ions, silky fl ft,l(1 yellow flower. The tojds arn v.ry small on tho sea idundi and thi wool very Ion?. But if you take th s imo seods away from the sea islands and p!ant them inland thoy will produca a cotton that is short wooled and hairy, and the seeds that grow in turn will bo large and hard to detach from tho cotton. Climate and soil modify tho plant greatly. Cotton flower are either yollow or purplo, accord ns to the varilty. Wh m they fall oil thoy leave a three or five celled pod which contains the seeds wrapped up in tho cotton. When the pod bursts tho cotton flies out in a great fluffy mass. Tho wool is usually white but sometimes yellowish. It is from a variety of this latUr color that the old fashioned fabrio called imnkosn is produced. Cotton i In reality a vegetable wool. Its name in German is baumwolb, which means tree wooL There is a tree-like cotton plant which is different from the kinds mentioned. It bears a red flower and has not been much cultivate!. Tho cotton plant is not an annual, but; will live from year to year like a hollyhock. It is never allowed to do so by thoaj who raise cotton crop?, however. The most abundant product is obtained with one year's growth and so the seed is sown annually. The pod is called a "boll." If allowed to get too ripe before tho liber is gathers! the boll bursts and the cotton Uios away like thistle down aud is lost. Cotton, a negro and a mule will probab'y be always inextricably associated in the mind.-; of Americans. Thero is a line of plan tation poetry which runs: Cotton bolls a burstin' Wiide the nigor stops to snooze Ginseng. This i" a plant of the ivy family and a famous Cli nosj medicine. It is supposed to take away fatigue and renew youth. IMXSESO PLANT. In tho Chinese vernacular it is culled "scaius"ng." It has beconi3 si scarce in China that it is beginning to be an art irlo of export from Anvrica to tin Flowery King lcm. Tie Chinese merchants buy it for from $1 to a pound, and American herb gardeners arj serioudy think.' ig of trying to cultivate it Th.3 gins-ngs do not appear to ba abundant anywhere, and the export of our nativa root has we 1 nigh ex-hau-ted the natural supplv. O.ir nalivj ginseug (Aralia quinquefolia) Is found, but nowhere very abunduntly, from Canada along the mountains as far south as Georgia. The eajraving shows tiie five leaflets which givj t tha plant its specific name. The stalk in the ceut;r bears a number of yellow-Lsb-groen flowers, which are succeeded by a cluster of bright crimson berry-like fruits. The root is usually simple, but when forked, as here shown, the Cuiu s think that on ac count of its remota resemblance to the hu man figure such roots have special v.rtuus. Aluminum. A new metal is coming upon the field, which some claim will soon be all its own, and iron, the metal heretofore without a er, and the greatest factor of human pro gress, must step down and out Aluminum, they say, can be harJened till the diamond kt its only rival; it can be drawn into a wire so line or hammered into sheets so thin that the gold beater alone can do the work; the ten ile strength of i s wire rises to 100, 000 pounds to the square inch of section; water and the amospbere cannot corrode it; it will burnish like polished silver, blows can not crystalizi it, and its conductivity of beat surp&ssei that of copper. Then its al loys make an anti friction metal that goes beyond the rower of brass or babbit to pro duce. Before such qualities as these iron pales into the merest insignificance. Alum inum is a metal directed from clay. Sixty years ago a drop of aluminum was prcduc.d in a German laboratory after a research of fifty years with the best appli ances of the time, and twenty years mi re were necessary to produce a la; ger head. Then in ten years more the metal was on the mark-t at $-2 per pound. B.nc chr mistry has boen struggling with tl n 1 by it constant efforts the pri" - , ' to t to for a pound, and nor erer tells that it c n be "fit ket at H to the pound. We 'i. r. ell, and the chemist bas a. oratory ; he has hammered and drawn, nn I melted and hardened, until every quality is known, but still the price must maV:e it rare. It cosU one-eighth tho price of thirty year ago, an 1 still ij is K) times the co.-,t of iron. So it mutters littlo tbatitstnnds tiiird in quantity of all tho substances of which the eurth is lormed, that it lies about us in every bod of clay, or shule, nml that nearly i very rock is but an oar bed with wondrous po-sibdities; so long as nature holds the secret key by which it can bo unlocked an 1 freed from the com binations bi which weiind it, it cannot take the place jf iron. That this may come in time is not Leyond tho rango cf what I'lrn be regarded as a"p subility; but it must come by slow and labored step ; meanwhile our iron will ho d its own and be used as here tofore, wh.lo aluminum iiiut bo a labora tory metal for a wh.l, and got occas onal application in the more txp.-Hsivo imple ments of science. Pow:er. Health llutoa lor the Ak"1 In discussing the causes of j rt mature old g in nmUiro life, that eminent authority, l)r. B. W. U chardson, point out, that in dulgence in execssivj emotion, passion or bad habits, anticipate ag. Grief, van regrots over what "mi;ht havj boon," ha tred, jealousy, intemperance, unclmstity, all have this effect, and those who wish to pro long their lives to a "grn old a?e," in rea sonable health and vi.;or, should avoid them with the utmost care. But when, as it must, old ago has really come, its march toward i'nal d.-eay may bo dcl-yed and the way mudo smoother by uttentiou to ihtse rules of conservatism by which life is sustained with the 1 nst friction aud waste The prime rules for this purpose, Dr. ltichardson Bug gusts, are: To sulist on light but nutritious diet, with milk as the standard food, but varied according to season. To take food in mo leratn quantity four times in the day, including a light meal before going to bed. To c.othe warmly but lightly, so thnt the I oily may in ull seasons muiu'.ain its equal tcmjiorature. To keep thu body in fair exercise and tho mind active and cheerful. To maintain an interest In what is going on in the world, and to take part in reason able lubors and pleasures, as though old age were not present. To take plenty of sleep during sleeping hours. To spend nine hours in bed at the least, and to take cu e during cold weather that the temperature of the bedroom is maintained at 00 degs. F. To avo.d passion, excitemon:, luxury. Patent Fire Extinguishers. An analysis of the contents of tho princi pal grenade, tubes an 1 other patent devices for the extinction of incipient conflagrations has recently been made by Professor Ked zio, chemist of the Agricultural college at Lansing, Mich. He finds that tho only active ingredient in all that ho analyzj 1 is common salt, and his investigations go to prove what is generally known, namely, that salt water is better than fresh water for tutting out fires. Farts of Interest. The Massachusetts Society for the Pre vention of Cruelty to Animals has taken in hand the protection of sea birds and lobstors. The legislature of Iowa recently passed a law that instruction in the effects of stimu lants an 1 narcotics on the human system Shall be taught in tho puUic schools. Experiments in Austrian garrisons prove that where tho floors of b wracks are painted with tar tho collection of dust in barracks is I revi'nted, and thero is a consequent diminu tion in irritative disease of tho eye. There is also a great diminution of parasites. Traveling Dresses. Tailor made dresses are the fashion at present for traveling, nwl are oftenest of small checks, uiihcr clearly mark"d or else the undi fined .pin chocks that are merely one or two threads of white crossing others of a color brown, blue, rod or black. These must be all of pure wool that will not cockle, yet of liht wei;ht that thy may not lie too warm or too heavy for midsummer journeys, For these reasons tho sleazily woven Chevi ots and s rgt's nro undo u; by tailors, nnd tho designs for th"so are exceedingly sin.ple. Two extremes are seen in these dresses; one, intended for slight figures, has short drapery and a kilt skirt of very wide or of very narrow plaits, while tho other, for those who are inc.ined to stoutness-, has long drapery nearly covering a foundation skirt that has no plaits ct tuo foot. Sometimes a compromise between these is seen in a dojp overskirt made of doublt width wool goods, druied around the figure, with only one seam, and perhaps with the lower edgo lett to s.ow its selvage. The basque is an exceedingly plain postilion, with two rows of stitching n its edges, nnd oSierwiso without trim ming Tho plait; in tho back of the basque must bo pressed fl.itlv, and secundso that they will not spread open, no matter how laige the tournure inn bo. The collar may be a high standing ban 1, or e.so it may be a notched rolling col nr that can bo worn with a chemisette of pique, or percale, or of tucked linen ; audit is also a good plan to have a separuto chemisjtto and collar of the dress material, to be used inside tho roll ng collar, closing the dress up high about tha throat, making it more convenient on long journeys. Tho coat witli such a dress is of the mnterial cut in a skeleton sacquo that is, without lining and may be closely fitted by a dart in each frout, single-breasted, and buttoned by small flat brai 1 buttons, or else it may have loose double-breasted fronts, with closely adjusted buck. Th i Norfo k jacket, with a hood, lengthwise p'aits, and a bolt, is also likod in tin rough homespun cloths which tailors use for traveling out fits; sometimes this j icket alone is ma lo of checked goods, while the dress may l of a, solid color, such as the ecru, tan or blue twilled serge or hcni'-spun. Hartr's Bazar. Chemisette. There are many "mannish" styles in vogue for young ladies, among which are the white vest ciosely buttoned, ths standing collar and knotted tie, the round hat, close long sleeves, cuffs, ai d henvily stitched walking jioves. If a young lady who affects these rtyles happen to wear hor hair short, it is juite easy, especially if she drives by, to nistake her for a well-rown boy. Some tailor dresses have the vests put in from fhe second dart, and some fro:n tho first; the former stylo is desirable for slender fig ures, I ut for plump young ladies tha very narrow Kne at tho waist is better. Tiie vest may be button I at tha si les und r the waist mat-rUI, or lie sewed at both sides and closed with small pearl bill button from bo'tom to top in the middle of the trout Most of the vests have a single point, although some are cut square or have two points, ono on each side of the middle. The lat er style is admissible for slight figures, but gout ladies should wear but a single point Ou fins drew, p'as'mns, crrmitte or rest of Lice or ether thin nrit-r.a!s - axe used. They are n.ade in ai iou- die prevailing iJea in such Udn materials llni? lii'ht. delicate effects. With the pres ent popularity of the full, drooping pla-stron, it inu-t not to forgotten that they are suit able only for slender figures, an 1 that only plain, rather severe ett icts nro permission for tn rtons of more than tho average avoir dupois. The Halites. We present this week somo parts of a wardrobe for sma 1 iufauts, the wej things with rose 1 af fing r. INK A NTS)' CAPS. The newest caps for babies nro of French muslin, in bands from tin crown to the front, covered with feather stitching, and alternating with insertion of threal or Val enciennes. A full rucho of laco is around the cap, an I a small wliit pink or blue rosette is s:uc' in the left si le near tho top. O'.hors have rows of tiny tucks and f 'ather stitching pnssing around the lion I. These have narrow s r.ngs of the mulin for tho youngest babies, but wU.m they are older wide mull strings are used, w th . hem stitched borders. For cool days, and to protect tlw eyes from dust, are white Maliues net veils three-quarters of a yard long, hemmed all around, nnd sometimes edged with narrow laco; a r.bbott string gathers tho veil at tho ton The little cap on the left of tho illustration is made of fine white batiste or cambric. It is edged with a frill of embroidery an inch wide, headed by a narrow, fouther-stitched band. Cut for the top a phi n double piece on the bias. Cut out two pain rounding pieces for the sides, and join tha n to the top piece, gathering it in to fit. Tin seams are sewed upon the right side, and cov.red with attitched ban 1. Face nnd Irim the edge, and run a draw string into the facing. White tie strings of samo material as cnp. The laco cap at the top of tho illustration is a pretty an I tasteful trifle. Tho crown is made of white piece laco, underlaid with light blu satin surah. It is trimmed with with a 'thiols laco ruche around the edgo. A rosette of narrow ribbon is at one side of the front, and a wider ribbon bow is place.l on the crown. The cap on the right of the illustration Is made of tine white muslin, and trimmed with scallop ?d muslin frills. Cut a double piece for the fro it, and a round crown. Face the front with a revers, edgpd with scallops, which extends back to tiie plain line, tsuw the ends together, gather it, and join it to the crown. Trim the edge with a frill three-quarters of an inch in width. Kin a drawin; string in tho narrow facing around the edge, and put white muslin or ribbon striugs to it Fio. 2 Fig. 2 shows a baby's cloak and dross or rob. In the front is an infant's cloak with hood Tho cloak is mudo of cream white cash mere, linol throughout, xeept tho hool, with thin q ;iltel woolen lining. Ihe under j art is p'ai ed to a yoke. The cape hanging over it is edgo I w ith whi'o wool fringe and the hood is lined with satin. The littlo sleeves underneath tho cai are ii.iis.In 1 with n tasteful cuff. Front' fastened with buttons. C.ip an! boo I are sown to gether, and are left separate from the cloak, so that th. y can bo worn w ithout it in warm weather. The boo 1 is .piped wit ii sa'in at. ih e Ige anU shirred at t ie top in tho luun ner shown. U.bbon bow of cream sat.u at the top. Fm. . Fij 3 shows an infant's robe and pictur esque nurse's costume. Tho tablior lront of this batiste robe is tucked horizouta.ly, trimmed in the skirt with three bauds of embroid -red insertion, each heading a ruffle cf embroidery, and bordered with insertion and a rutlls at tho sides. Trim the neck with a fidl of em broidery. Tho skirt is in stra glit breadth", and is a yard and three-q.iartt.rs wide; it has a four inch hem at the bottom, headed by a cluster of tucks. There is a s.it ten inches deep at the top, the upper e Ige is gathered and se wed to the back an 1 side forms, and the si les are jo'u 1 to the front Strings fi.ur inches wido and a yard long are sewed into the seams joining the side forms and back, and are tied aeros the lack at the waist The nurse's dress has a straight, full skirt, male of dark blue woolen goods. The black velvet peasant bodu-e is worn over white cambric blouse, w hich has a flaring plaited ruff. The white apron is very long and wide, and is edged wijh torchon lac. A quaint, stiffly starched oap of white cam bric, trim nod with embroidery, completes the costurna. NecVlr.c- wo'ii ovr straight collars, an i f -mr'1 .' : t "Cei of cha- 1 gold, f as- tened le gain ds, which have the II c' -i un the dr-s Tuey are vtjf licularly whe.i male of g'BYSr4;JRLS The PooHnIi Old Woman. I saw an old woman go up a steep hill, And she chuckled nnl laughed as she went with a will. And yet as she w.'tit Her body was bent With a load as heavy as sins in L -nt "Oh, why do you chuckle, o'.d womnnf" says I, "As you cl.mb up tho hillside so stoop and so high i" ' B 'cause, don't you see, I'll presently be At the top of the hill, ho, he!" says sh-. J "At lh top of ihe hill, he, hfP sni she. I saw the old woman go downward again. And she easily travel I with never a pain; Yet she loudly cried And gustily sighed And groaned, though tin road was level and wide. "I shall ache, in vlimbituj the next-" "Oh, why, my old woman," says I, "do you weep. When you hugh-d as you climbs! up the billsi'fo so steep f" '11 igh-ho. Ism vexed, Boeuuse I expect," Bays she, "1 shall uche in climbing the next." Maxim: llopo in adversity, F.ar i i p.-osponty. Howard Pyle. llipeds ami (Jiiiitlriipoils. This merry gam may sawn trifling, but if any wise scoff r thinks h i .can play It without making m licrous mistakes, lot him try it and see; for, simple as it is, it k eps the attention ou the alert and tho faculties on the strain. Tho players stand in two lines, facing each o ho-, with a loader at tho head of each line. It is tho duty of tho leaders of the linns to c ill out the letters, which they can change us often us they please. Tnere must bo an umpire chosen, also, who sits nt the he id of the lines at un equal distance from ouch. The umpire must cull out the nuuibns, which are number two and number four, and also count ten slowly whllo each player is guessing. He culls out either one of tho above numbers the moment the ender has given out tho letter, and then b : gi.is to count. Whon tho leader of tin light si lo gives out a letter tho second in line on tho leftside listens to the number called by the umpire, us he knows that iiuinlj.T two refers to u bipe I and num ber four to a quadruped, and that ho must name some member of the nniiiuil kingdom answering to' tho nbovo description which begin i with the letter called by the leader of tho oposi:o side. If ho fails tdo this correctly U-1'ore tin umpire counts ton ho must cross over nn I take his place at the foot of the opposite line. Thi umpire must see that th 'ie is no mUtake, Mich as repeat ing nny iimiii i i. nee used, or giving to any animal to many or too few foot When the player in the left has answered, whetuer correctly or no , the leader of the sunn side in his turn calls out the snniu or any other letter, the umpire follow-s with his number, n.s beloro, and if the second player on the right fuls to answer correctly, he cross s over and belongs to tho left side, standing at the In it of the l.no. If the player answers the question properly, he keeps his plan , and ti-s a white handker chief around his n -ck to show that the next question iiildres il to his fid i must be answere 1 by t li p.acr wlu stands next to him in l. one. Who. i tin game has gone .in for half a i hour tiie umpire ca ll out "Tune," and the side which has the most p'ayers is d iclnre I tn victor. The game must go ou wi:h great rapidity, and the elf rts of pl.i.-ers to answor rapidly witiiout m s ak are very amusing, as most of them make tho mos; ludicrout blunder after whicii thoy are o.digd to march across to the other side as prisoners New Guuios for Parlor and Iji mi Two Itlurliol tie Fllns. A gentleman miking a call at the houa i of a tri eid was ast ni ,.e I to find the rooms and passag.-s in conlus oii, and on inquiring the cuuse was uiiswend: "Oil, wo are very much Hiinoyd here; a rut Ii is come to finish his exist wo under tin H i ir of our large drawing room. Wo do not know the exact place, but wo cannot en lure the sten -h any longer; so we h ivo r-inove I the furniture, ro.l.sl u; the carpets nnd cal ed in lb) cur penters, nli are just lieginuing to take u; the flo .r." "Now, don't I too ha-ty."siid the Tisi tor; "you need n t pud up more than one board. 1 will s'aow you what I m an pres ently: and, meanwhile, shut down the draw inu ro m w.nduws and i los- t!:e door." then stepped down i ite th garden, walk' d round to the horse t;.l s and after a few in mites' bbstiuce cam btck to the drawing room wi:h ix.tu hands tightly clasped. P a ing himself in tin rvnter of the drawing n in he ttnel his hands and out fl w two large bluebottle tl.cs and I urzl around tl.e room for a second or two. But pr-ntiy one of them aiightel on a certain plunk of th floor and was almost imm d:.:t i fo lowed by the other. "Now. then." said the vi iter, "tile up tint boar I rn I I'll engage that the dead rat wdl Ik- found l!:eata iu" The caip-Dt rs up;. lie! t' eir teo't, raud the boa. d a.i a mice found the cause of the Oi-.plcasut s:r..!. The Sanitarian. tfll Absolutely Pure. Thl pjw.ter never varies. A m irvel of mr..y, si re oM-l h hiiI wli ilesniiiiMiew. M ire r.'.MU'Uiic.il ihan tliKonliii iry kin. Is. if i 1 ivsan t ti mlil til etiMiie(tticin witli Hie n illil'i .it 1 . I ml n'l irt viir'it slum or nliOipa il i i I 'rs. S f null m .iju. 1;val BS l N.I l J.V S 0 I , I. t . .. II MADAME MORA'S CORSETS. MOST COM FOU I All I. K Al AiTi'liantii miiv ll.i'V irim bi'ttr sHtinlu.'tuia than any cornet they t'vrr anld. lin-ivmakei rvfotmiii-fid thini fertlifirllnp Ar Hrlu',llr,y IlKi'S lv net of lull liKiirv. Tlir . IOIII" ana "l.l. bnve ihe l'l kKTTmi l K IU K. Whleb covi-r the oju ppa.si an.l iiiMi'ri.siiH-ni.iM.. Tlii-I. A KHU: haathe I'el'Ular l.m.i V III r Stkki.. s In -li ean Ih InnlanUv lakru WlTllelT tlTTIMI OR Kii'ftMii rjii1lra. aik for M MIAMK MIMtA'St'OIC. MI'M. No iIiim-s have the cel. l.nit.'.l t'rench 'ursil Kami. Iteware i. f imitations elfered to tiislve tiie j.uhlii'. f or ml.. .v all l. a.ln.n dial cm. M.inufi. iun'.l l.y Madame Mori'i Contour. L. KKr Co.. Madams Mora'l La Rein. lllrniinifhani.l'.mn. Madame Mora's Aldine. J- Fitapeirh-k A -o., Madame Mora's Comfort Hip. U-onaru bt., v aU Hi U 1 ("'Ill.J now many terrible aches one's poor head " For the lm!efinlt sches and pslos of mnroot .. k . ............. io ...,,,v...l Kt. i.u pstwnta. TosuaU.ns ia auwior to auy other ano has, and what sulttrum is caused by these ,jn. Fr Nm,UI1 H..Jhe or Macular filwa. headaches. Kelief may he hsd from Nervous, tuntum, it u aliuont a ieviric." h'eurahj'ic, or Sick Headache by the um! of 1'ah Kitcuik, M. D., 8t. Paul, MIdtx -vv e. Which Ls not a cure-sll. but' "Hae uned Tosoaujis ia ca nt Neonliria VilV.'l uhli'h Is a cure for Nervous HeiUhe with anftMi in alnxwi eery meuiioa. .... , V ,1, ,i . . . In atncth Neuralmc (onna it ia u lie celled." Headache, Ncuraltia. Kheuinatlsui, hclatlca:1 " '0 D "oiitos M D.. CiDcinnati, Ohia andtiout. No pn.prlelary medicine has ever; ..ToOA!lNIt h ,nddM f0d rvicemtno olitiiiueil such strong endorsement trom tic Cae u( hatntual Heailat-be." medical profession. I Turo. IIkiimann. M D., St. Thomas, Ha FOR HALK BV A LI. DRUGGISTS. TRICE ONE IK)IJ.AR PER BOTTLE. A. A. MELLIER, Sole Proprietor. 7 Oil nd 111 WAMUSOTON AVENUK. BT. LOL'18. M. KNEUSSL'S MAIN STREET, West of La Salle Street, 'south side.) OTTAWA, ILLINOIS. lrrnor a keep comiamly on baud a lsre and well sulucted ilocK of DRUGS AND CHEMICALS. All the new and popular faien Medicines. Kxtiatu nd Spices forculluarf Perfumery, Brushes, and Fancy Articles for the Toilet Paints, Oils, Varnishes, Window Glass, &c. Particular Attention given to the Compounding ot HiysiclanB rrcBcriptiona ! j- a WHO IS UNACQUAINTED W!TH THE'CEOCRAPH V OF THIS COUNTRY, VILL SEE BY EXAMINING "' t!lai:7 KAN8AS CYiNaw.jvy'y ax j..vir,f.gv''.cvy. V rrr-. . '- ti ' ' ' CHICAGO. ROCK ISLAND & PACIFIC RAILWAY Hv nmson of H eontral poslMon and clone relation to nil rrincipnl llr'os! Tnet and West, nt Initial nn'l terminnl polnui, conntltutos tl o must important mlal-oontl-nontil link in Mint Hv.stom of ttirouijh transportation which Invitod end racllr taUm tr.AVol nn l trartlc butwi.n-ii cttios of tho Atlantic nnd Pucitlc Contta. It H nlrto tho fnvorlto nnd Ijfist route to nnd from points Knf.t. Northvust ttHd bout.hen.st, nnd correpondln points V ett, Northwi-st bikI tkiuthwept. Tlio Hock. Isinnd Byat'im Include. in it-t miun lino nnd brr.nchea, Chicago, Jollot, Ottsi A-a, L:Srtll. I'oorln. Utineoeo, Moltno nnd Koclc Island, In Ulltiouj; Hivonport, Muotuiii, Wiwtiinif ton, Knirtield, Ottumwn, Oskulonmv, West I.lDorty. lowtt KJlty, U1 i.ioinort, inumiioin, mirrnt-i. Auaniit, anuAvino, Audution, Harlan, Outhrlo CVntro nnd Council Blutts, In Iowa; Uallattn. Trenton, Cumnron nn 4 Kii:mart City, tn Missouri; l.envonwortli and Atchison, in Kuny.LR Albert Iy.L Minim.irMilis and St. 1'nul. In Minnesota: XVntertown la Uukotu, and hundred. of liiirmodiato THE CRFAT ROCK ISLAND ROUTE OiinmritvH Its patron that ponne of porsonal neourlty afforded by a solid, thorourUlv b illatod roid-O-'d; stnootli trncic. of continuous pteel ruil; Bub ft:ntiall "built cilvarw mid On Ii?j; roiling stock tut near perfection ad hurunn H'illl c in rn.iktj It; tho Bafety appliance of patent butfers, platiormt and nlr-Or.iko.f: nnt that oxiictin discipline which govern Mm vr'lctic,J opjratlon it all It train 06!ier urMH'iaitlea or thi route are Transfers at all connecting noint. In tTnirn Depots, and the unsurpassed coinlcru and laxurie of It Ptts-.ori-.rer Kquipmnnt Th'j Kn.st Kxpres Train imtwwn rhlciifo and th Mi?oini River are cotn- fosodof well ventilated, finely upholstered I)tiy Coaches. Magnificent Pullman alace Hloeper of the l'ttest. desiirn. and euiiiptuourt Pininif Cars. In wbica elaborately ooked meali ar leisurflv eaten, "'frood Digestion waiting on Aptitit, and Health on lioth." Between Chicago and Kansaa City a-t Atchiaon, ur also run th-j Celebrated lieclinlnrf Chair Card. THE FAMOUS ALBERT LEA ROUTE I, .ne direct ad fivorite line liftwiyn Chicago and Minneapolis and St. Paul, whoro citinwtioiw nro lurl In Union Denote for all points in the TerMones ami Antlsh Provinces Over thi route. Fast Ex-oresa Train are run to the wiiLerinH pla"e. sunim' -r resort, picturesque l(K-alities, and hunting and fash In fc,"01101" of 1 w:i and Minnesota. It n p.Ut tho most deeurable route to ta rich v.-he:it fields and piuttornl lands of Interior PMkota. Ktlll unorher DTtKCT I.tNE. vi SenKi and Kankakee, has been opened between Newport News. Richmond, Cincinn ati. Indianapolis, and Latayettoand Councd Bluffs. Kansaa itv. llinneanoll and St Paul and tnterrcedvite points. For d-tiiltnl information iee Map and Folders, obtainable. weU Ticket., nt r'.l it1r.c:.ol Ticket OClc.-d ia tiie Uai'.ed btated and Cunada; or Ly ud Irr- ing R. ft. CABLE. E. ST. JOHN. -td: . l id liei.enl Kiniger, Chicg. Senenl Ticket and Fijjerrjer jat. Chrees in mm- m m m. BRstinthcWorU j ADVERTISERS ' can learn the exact cost ; of any proposed line of advertisine: in American i papers by addressing Geo. P. Rowell & Co., Newspaper Advertising Bures.ii, lO Spruoe St., New York. Send 10c ta. for lOOPage Pamphlet. DRUG STORE, THIS MAP, THAT THE cities, towr.s, villages and etauons.