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IIIK FARM AND GAUDKX.
60ME ILLUSTRATIONS OF MODERN METHODS IN BEE KEEPING. Raising Asimrncue from Seed Ex-MlnU tor Sarjjrnt on Riparian Itlghta The Best Epchlvee Ileee Sting Ilinatured , I'cople Vineyard Apiary. Among lils mpons of Income the farmer cbouM always Luve some stands of bees, a larg'-r or smaller number, according to hU success with them. It is not a great amount of money from a few main sourtvs, but minll nmriiiiits from many source, that tho agriculturist in our time should count on. Honry is not as protltablo as it UHod to bo, be cause tho prii e per pound is lower. On tho other Lund, its consumption is increasing year by year. New uses ure being fouud for it in chemistry unl tho manufacturing arts, so that after all the thing is ubout as brood as it Is long. If you havo never kept bees, licgin to do so thin year. Honey is good for Sunday even ing lunch, with bread and butter; it is good for tho children's sore throats, and for help ing to n uike n cooling drink in harvest it cannot be beaten. Find out where you can get Italian Itfes and buy a couple of stands. They are moro gentle and cns.ly handled than the livtly and hot-footed liutive. American variety. Move the bees in cold weather when they can't get out and punish mankind for buying and sell ing t hi 111 like bo rauny e laves or dumb, driven cattle. M.maa.-fc-.-.Wfc'-? ' . LANOSTROTII HIVE. Oct tho Langstroth hiva It is about the best, thmih the Blan'.ou Simplicity and the Martin spring frame ure also highly com jpendel. There i no patent on th Lang "iroth, and after buying one or two, if you te handy as a former ought to be, you can make your own hive and save money. The Simplicity is adapted for use in tho south. The Langstroth hive has a brood chamlier below and honey chamlier above. Honey Is Stored in rows of seetions holding either one or two pounds each. There are different sizes of the Langstroth hive, having slight differences in their construction. They are numbered 1, 2, 3 and 4. Charles F. Muth, tho f;imous Cincinnati bee keeper, prefers the No. 2 hive to all others. Frames holding one pound of comb honey meet with tho best sale. There is not space here to describe tho Interior arrangement of the Langstroth or any other hive. Full explanations will be given to the purchaser of the hive, wherever Obtained, so that be can readily understand. Strained honey is now obtained by a pro cess very unlike the old way. There are honey extractors which by means of a whirl ing motion force the honey from the comb and leave it empty and dry. There are many inventions nowadays which make beekeep ing comfortable and profitable. One of these to lie especially commended is the lee smoker. The "Perfect ion" Cold Blast Muzzle Feed ing Smoker is the o:ie shown in the illustration. It wus il('Mniil by Charles V. Muth. Its inte rior arrangement is such that the smoke pipe cannot PEBFECTIO SMOKF.U. t.,()g Th,. f unm. j3 lined with asbestos so that it will not burn the operator's lingers, ami make him say bad words, nnd vow that the smoker is worse than the bee sting. There are various pat tern of these smokers. The particular fea ture about thctu is the bellows attachment, which enables the life man or woman to blow the smoke upMi any point needed. One of the most helpful and ingenious de vices liit ly invented is an actual foundation honeycomb. It looks even better than the real. It is taken in thin strips and put in a hive for a fresh swarm to begin work upon. It encourages them to stt about their lubors at once, as it were. It really saves the bee, in some degree, from consuming its substance making comb. This is a very exhausting oper ation. The beautiful artificial comb founda tion is the invention of an ingenious Illinois limn. On the w hole, the country has reason to be proud of the achievements of her bee keepers. i i i i i i i i i I J ! I I i "I i i I i 4 i I i i "I I HEXAGONAL VINEYARD API ART. We have only space for notice of one mora Interesting matter. We reproduce here a picture of a model apiary- It is from Mr. Hoot's book. The square blocks represent Itauds of bees, the lines just beneath them grajie trellises. The liee plot is in a vineyard. Evidently Mr. Hoot is not afraid of the bees hurting his grapes. The hives are seeu feet apart from center to center. in the center of the plot the square is the honey house. A miniature railway and car lead to an 1 from it to the wagon mad. Th track and ties ure of oak. The cur is a large wooden box mounted upon iron wheels and axles. The railway is a groat convenience, for both honey und grapes have wight altout them. The only questionable point about this handsome and picturesque apiary would be the inquiry arising in the mind ulxmt how the vineyard could be plowed and tended with the lnvhiv in it. No patent eve yet in vented kept lioes from stinging nithr I ae man or beast that disturld them. But pvrbapn Mr. Root ran explain this satisfactorily. In the advanced style of honey raising beea no longer swarm. They are kpt from doing to by management on the part of their keep ers. The swarms are divided. Anybody can learn to keep bees, though it will take a couple of years for a novice to make it profitable. Begin very small, with only two or three hives. Kemember this: Bees al ways sting a person who is afraid of them, or an illnatured or nervous jierson. There nro some book on bee keeping which will aid you in learning this pleasant and profltublo buxincks. Two of tho best are: "A Year Among tho Been," by Dr. C. C. Miller, and "Tho A, B, C of Bee Culture," by liev. A. I. Root. There are also two small pam phlet by Charles F. Muth : "Beekeeping, and How It can bo Made Profitable," and "Practi cal Hints to Beekeepei-s." Beckeciern' supplies, bee veils and gloves, honey jars, extractors, et, can be got from dealers in most parts of the country. Asparagus From Seed. An asparagus bed from the seed U cheaper thon one from plants, although it takes a year longer to come. Below are Peter Henderson's directions for starting such a lied: In the fall, prepare the land by manuring, deep plowing, and harrowing, making it as level and smooth as jiossiblo Mr the reception of the seed. Strikeout lines three feet apart and about two to three inches deep, in which sow the seed by hand or seed drill, as is most con venient, using from five to seven pounds of seal to each acre. After sowing, and before covering, tread down the seed In the rows with the feet evenly; thon draw tho back of a rake lengthwise over tho rows, after which roll the whole surface. As soon as the land is dry and lit to work in tho spring, the young plant of axpnragus will start through the ground, sufficient to de line the row. At oueo liegiu to cultivate with hand or horso cultivator, and stir the ground so as to destroy tho embyro weeds, breaking the soil in tho rows lietween the plants with tho fingers or hand weeder for the same purposo. This must lie repeated at intervals of two or three weeks during the summer, as the success of this plan is en tirely deiiendent on keeping down the weeds, which, if allowed to grow, would soon smother the asparagus plants, that, for the first season of their growth, ore weaker than most weeds. In two or three months after starting the asiiaragua will have attained ten or twelve inches in height, and it must now lie thinned out, so thut the plants stand nine inches apart i.i the rows. By fall they will lie from two to three feet in height, ami, if the directions for culture have l.ecn faith fully followed, strong and vigorous. When the stems die down (but not ln-fore) cut them off close to the ground, mid cover the lines for five or six inches on each side with two or three inches of rough manure. Tlie following spring renew cultivation, and keep down the weeds the second year exactly as was done during the first, and so on to the spring of the fourth year, when a crop will lie produced that will well reward all the lalmr that has been expended. Sometimes, if the land is j.r ticularly suitable, a marketable crop may be secured the third year, but as a rule it will be bettor to wait until the fourth year liefore cutting much, as this would weaken the plants. To compensate for the loss of a year" time in thus growing asparagus from see1, cabbage, lettuce, onions, beets, spinach or similar crops that will lie marketable before the asparagus has grown high enough to in terfere with them, may be planted betwoon the rows of asiwngus the first year of its growth with but little injury to it. I had an old friend near Macon, Ga., who grew an acre of asparagus after tikis plan. It wo sold in the New York market, and brought him an average of $1,000 a year for six years after it came into bearing. He died some ten years ago, and I presume the plantat ion was neg lected, or it might have lieen in full bearing vet- Good Plums. In setting out fall orchards don't neglect the plums. The following are among the best and most reliable varieties: Brudshaw, a large purple plum ripening the last of August. Coe's Iate Red, medium size, light purplish red, Septcmler. Duane's Purple, very large, reddish purple, last of Au gust. Lombard, of medium size, violet red, very productive, last of August. Red Mag num Bonum or Purple Egg, etc., large, pro ductive, valuable only for cooking. Block er's Gage, medium ize, yellow, excellent. Coe's Golden Drop, very large, yellow, late, excellent. Green Gage, Imperial Gngo, both fine and well known. Jefferson, large, green ish yellow, end of summer. McLaughlin, rather lartre, yellow sprinkled, with red, ex cellent. Heine Claude de Bavny, yellow spotb.il with ml, very productive. Wash ington, very large, yellowish green, early and of good quality. Damson, if wanted, and sonic of the German prunes. The Jefferson should be added to the above list as 1 icing very desirable. There are many newer vari eties than the above, many of very fine qual ity, but with reputations not yet established. Trees selected from the above cannot lie far wrong. Closing l'rult Cans With Cotton. Iii reference to the "cotton batting" canning process, Mrs. Ked.ie, of the Kansas Agri cultural college, thus relat4's th" result of ex periments under her siqicrvision: "In the college kitchen laboratory, experiments were tried with five kinds of fruit, including toma to's, and the results were perfectly satisfac tory in every case, not even a particle of mold forming in the can. Inmost cases the cotton was simply tied over the canful of hot fruit; in soma cases there wus a piece of white paper put on first, to prevent the cotton from becoming juice souked. This seemed to be the preferable way. The cotton is taken just a it comes from the roll, the thickness being about as it unwinds, and it is tied down with strong twine." Kipurlun ltiRhtn. Ex-Senator and Minister A. A. Sargent, contributes an important paper to a late number of The Overland Monthly, on the subject of river rights. He takes ground in direct opposition to the English common law on this subject. According to that, the woter flowing in front of a man's premises In-longs to that man. Mr. Sargent declared that this should lie changed and that inland owners of the soil should lie permitted by law to ditch and draw water from the river through the riparian lands to their own ground. This would open up to cultivation a large amount of fertile hind now lying barren in California and other western states. Strnwbrrrlvs. Now is the time t 1 preparing to set out new strawberry lieds. But before starting Into the business one must take into account the manure he can get, and also find out whether he can get pickers enough when the season ojens. It is of little u.se to think of raising strawberries for market without manure and pickers in abundance. An Illinois farmer has a sixty acre straw lierry bed, from nine acres of which he gath ered, in one season, 6.ri.5JO quarts of berries, which is at the rate of about '--'7 buhels per acre. The Crescent has proved the most profitable berry iu that locality. Thins; to Do and to Know. This is an extraordinary fruit year. Hums, pears, j.ieaobes and grape are especially fine. Plant out lily bulbs the last r( September or first of October. Plant deep and have the drainage good. The British wheat crop has turned out well after all The grain yield in Austro-Hungary is very poor, while in New South Wales it has cot been so promUing since ISTtX The MuttorlUH Hill. As the new Ul'imiirarioe law goes In to effect at the close of next month, the fob lowing salient points In the hw, turnlsh ed in by Andrew 'el h, C 'lector of inter na! revenue, will be of Interest to every bu'ter dealer auil consumer iu this neigh borhood : PEKIN'ISH TIIKTKUM. Sertlon'J of the law reads iu follows: "For the purposes of this act, certain man ufactured substances, certain extnu is, and certain mixtures and compounds, iuclud Ing such mixtures anl confounds with but ter Khali be known and designated ns 'oleo margarine,' oleomargarine, oleo oleomar-giirlue-oll, butterlne, lardlne, sulue und neutral; all mixtures and compounds of oleomargarine, oleo, oleomargiu lne-oll, but terlne, lardlne, sulne and neutral; nil lard extracts and tallow extracts; and all mix tureu and compounds of tallow, beof-fat, suet, lard-nil, vegetable-oil, anootto, and other coloring matter, iutestlu.il fat, and offal fat made in Imitation or semblance of butter, or when so made, calculated or Intended to be sold as better or for butter." TIIK TAX. The tax required by law Is two cents per pound, and must be paid by the manufac turer by placing on eHcli package a rev enue btamp of the amount of the tux. SrKC'IAI. TAX A3 DEAI.KUS. Manufacturers of oleomargarine shall pay a tax of bIx hundred dollars ($000) per year. Wholesale dealers shall pay a tax of four hundred and eighty dollars ($4S0) per year. , , Retail dealers shall pay a tax of forty eighty dollars (f 48) per year. These special taxes are to be paid to An drew Welch, the collector of the district, at Aurora, 111., the same as the special tax es for selling cigars and tobacco, and every dealer in oleomargarine Is liable to tax as above after Oct- 81, 1M, and all eleoiuar garlne on the premises of uny dealer at that time Is subject to the tax. HOW I'AC RED. Before being removed from any factory every package of oleomargarine shall be branded or stenciled with the serial num ber of the package, the word "oleoiTiargar Ine," and the factory number, and the dis trict where made. The letters iu the word "oleomargarine" thall be not less than three-quarters of an inch In length, and all other letters and figures shall be not less than one-half of an Inch lu length. The above brands shall be both on the top and again on the side of each package. The gross weight, the tare, und the taxable weight must be branded or stenciled on the top of the package, In figures not less than three-quarters of an Inch iu length. All oleomargarine shall be pa ked by the manufacturer thereat in firkins, tubs or other wooden packages ho', before used for thA nnrnose. each containing not less tL in r.r - 1 tan rwuirwia Retail dealers must sell only from origi nal stamped packages, In quantities not ex ceeding ten pounds, and they are required to pack what they sell In suitable wooden or paper packages, and such packages shall be marked and branded with the name and address of the dealer, with letters not less than one-quarter of an inch square, and the word "eleomargarlne," and the quautl'y In pounds contalued therein, as follows: : John Thomiwn, : : 138 Broadway, Sterling, Illinois. : ONE-HALF POIND '. : O L E O M A It U A 1 X E. : DITIK8 REijllKED. Every manufacturer of oleomargarine shall place nnd keep on the end or side of the building wherein his business is car rled on, so that it can be easily seen, his name, business an! number of the factory. He must also keep the necessary books pre scribed by the commissioner of internal rev enue, and pack, mark and stamp all goods manufactured as auove. Wholesale dealers are required to pack, brand and stamp each package as above, and keep a book and make a monthly re turn to the collector of the district, showing the oleomargarine received by him and tr.im whom received: also the oleomargar ine disposed of by them und to whom sold or delivered. Retail dealers are required to pack every pound they sell in a wooden or paper pack age, marked as prescribed above, aud to destroy the stamps on every package as soon as it is emptied; to see that every packaged purchased by them contains the proper revenue stumps, caution notices, etc. On the day when this act goes into effect, to wit, O.'t. 81, li, all oleomargarine on the premises of any dealer must be in woollen packages containing not less than ten pounds each, and every dealer must make, under oath, a written inventory of all packages on hand Oct. .51, 1SS, and t'orwaid the same to the collector as above, showing the quantity in each and every package, and he must mark upon each package as follows: :' Lbs. : Oleomargarine On Hand Oct. :J1, lSsij.; He will also procure and allix to each and every package the proper tax paid stump, and cancel the same by making live lines acrcss the stamp. THE 1'ENAI.TIKrt. The penalties prescribed for the viola tiou of any of the provisions of this act are very severe, but there is no need of giving them here. ...... A Field Long Neglected. Every country physician should have a knowledge of veterinary science, says lien: IVrley I'io e,ln the Aiurvimn C'i(lh-itm and be willing to prescribe lor sick horses .n.i f-Mttlw ns well as for their owners. At tentlonto the diseases ot the lower animals Is, no doubt, of less consequence than cur i,,rr thu ihmIhiiIms of human helm's, but I do not see w hy It should be regarded as a mat ter of Interior dignity to liud remedies for the. diseases of the animal creation. No scientific man considers it beneath uim to inquire Into the causes of the potato rot, or the blightingof the wheat crop. The pres ervatlon of the health of domestic animals is, even apart from consideration of human tl.o rullaf tif eiiftVrini' to the liPHA's themselves, an exceedingly ImjMirtant thing in a pecuniary point of view And besides this the study of the best means for ptes- ervinir the heallll oi lue lunrr nnmnir ..... i ...i..t..i... ..r often develops ihcis mm pum.in-3 m ii" slight value in reference to the health of the' human system. Some of the most ser- tii which man Is siri t are found amazingly near the same form In horses, ami need esseutially the s:ime treat ment. I think thatthe whole subiect of the dl- eases of duestic animals has n.i elved too little nttantinn from scientific men. and I am convinced, also, that Individuals who wish to study those diseases w ith a view to m.iinir themselves useful and earnlnir a living should have better opportunities for obtaining thorough Information In regard to them than they nw possess. I know of no field for the practical application of science wnicn nas nuneno Deeu so inucu nd I sm nersuvi d that a liroo. er attention to the matter would repay th- community fully teufold for ail the expense tuat would need to be laid out up n it We slioull Ci'ii'j::iizc (it all limes, hut more especially when liuics me i-bipu. Oh. servo the purclints of your thrifty neigh bors. Mure substantial benefits om he oh. tained from a tif'y cent buttle of l'r. lliee low's Positive Cine than a dollar buiilo of any oilier couli ieiae.lv. It is a prompt, safe and pleasant cure tor ail t li rout und luug troubUs. Sold ar.d endorsed by K. V. Uriggs. Apraeticil farmer living near Burling ton, Iowa, gives the foliowiug excellent hints concerning a plague in whicu the farmers in the Ve-t ima a keen iuterest : "A great deal has ulreu.iy been written on this subject, but It is hoped that the result of much research aad some .practical ex perience may prove of value. It is due to the I tilted States Department -f Agr icul ture that so much has been accomplished toward discovering the origin of tuis dis ease, as well as the ptecutionury meas ures necessary to preve:1' iti .it igiou uuil ravage. It has beeu c-.t". t'l'i the germ of 'hog cholera' (which, by '".e way, is a name erroneously applied to many of the atHlc tions of swine) is a microbe, or small round substance so small, indeed, that, mill ons of them may be contained iu a drop of water. In this germ is thA rlgln ot tne disease in any particular case. There ap pears to be more than one kind, although only one has yet developed nr appeared in any cases examined in this country. The second kind has been recently discovered gy i'asteur, and the subjects of his Invest! nations were of French origin. "The secret of preventing hog cholera from attacking your herd of swine when your neighbor's herd is atllicted lies In your ability to keep out these germs, and there are many ways in which they may reach you. The germ may be picked up on the sole of a shoe, or on the foot of a dog or horse, ami conveyed from one fattu to an other miles distant. It may be land Is, not Infrequently) conveyed in manure wagons or wagons exchanging produce i f any kii.d It may be conveyed in the wind. You can readily see that a rigid quarantine is ubsr. Iuiely necessary to prevent the spread of this disease, and If you hear of a neighbor wnose hogs are atllicted, do uot go over to his farm and Inquire Into the maticr, oiler suggestions, etc., and then, perhaps, luing the germ of the disease to your owu herd in a small particle of dirt that may adhere to the sole of your shoe. Ueniain at home and look after your own hogs Shoot at sight any strange dog or cat you see wand ering near your yards, aud do not allow any neighbor or passer-by to euter. These measures may seem rather revere, but they are necessary. When you have barricaded ywur farmyard against Intruders turn your attention to your hogs, as perhaps some semblance of the disease may have already appeareil among them. Some of the foll owing sucgestions apply as well to local cases of sickness a? to hog cholera : "If you find a sick hog, do not remove him, but remove all the rest; this is very important. Divide your herd in two or three parts, and put each one in a new and separate yard or apartment, supplied with new troughs, pails, etc., and tiieu avoid en tering or "allowing any one else to enter the vacated yards. Look out where you step. Sprinkle the Logs, as well as the pens und yards, with carbolic acid diluted In water, in the proportion of a tablespoonful of the former to two quirts of the latter. Little can be c'one in the way ft curing a sick hog, and all attention should be given to preventing well hogs from getting the dis ease. "Low, damp, muddy yards are to be avoided, and iletinlines's must be consider ed of the most vPiil importance. When any hos die of cholera, do not open them for examination, thereby allowing, perhaps, millions of the germs toescape. and dodatn age, but bury them at least Mur feet In the ground, nnd in such places an neither cat tle nor lioirs will be likely to pasture oi root In for two or three seasons to come. "Beyond this system or rigid qumnntine and the practice of cleanliness in all itsde tails, there i little mote to ! suggested It is hoped that one dav a sveVr.i of irincul-rj tion may be perfected, w hile it is more to be desired that a system cf vanit'irv and health measures m iv be prat ticed that w't! not only prev Lt c trghri at'..! 'i:til:er ravage, but eventually exterminate the trerin or disense. o . .4.- ;rli;i;s' filyeerlne sle. The best on earth can truly he sai l of Orijrps' (ilycerine Salve, which i a sure cure for cuts, bruise"", scahN, burns, wounds, and all other seres. Will positively cure - :i . .. . . . .... i ,n -i. : : ... . T.. poe", leiier an i 'in .ii i u ;m n v this wonder healer. Sal!st'i'"ii 'ii cuaranteed or nionev refunded. Only 'Jj cents. Tor sale by 11. Y. flriggs. "Hood mornln', missus; could you help a poor sufferer by the Charleston earth quake "Are you one of th-m ?" "Yes'tll." "But how could you have reached Chica go so soon after the disaster?" "Oil, urn er -you see, mum, I'm not exactly a b-dily sufferer by the ejiMiquake I wis here in Chicago Iipii it happened but I suffer In my heart, mum, fur them as wus driven fin their homes." IHE GREAT REGULATOR PURELY VEGETABLE. Are You Bilioug? The Kfut,itfr nnrr fails to curt. I moil rh'-etfullv r'f.n.m'n'l a to all wl" jAW fn u K liou Att.icivv i t any lJisca-.c Lausccl ly a dift ariai.fc'M st..te of lUc Liver Kak'AsCitt.Mo W R. I'ERNARD Do You Want Good Digestion ? I .ff'-reJ intenvHy with full Stomach. ffttiJ xhr, "ic A ne.Kli!'f . tej ha'l Uken Simno n l.irrr KulaltiT, t-.,J mr it w.is a fur cmr fiT my trouMe. The first lor I ti-ok rrlirveU me very m.ich, an-t in on- wrek' t -1 1 1 a t: mj antl hr.irty a vrr I wa. it tkt but turju tne i flfr tjok for Ihsprfit Km hmom., Va H (J CRENSHAW Do You Suffer from Constipation? T'Mim'nv cf Mtham WanftK, C 'f l e "t (.a : " I have uoi imiii.-m l.ivrr krulat'-r f"f t .n.ti jutMin .f inv H'lWtU, cauvci uy in."-rury lirr-ovnirnt of the I.ivcr. tor the l:?t ihre or fa.jr year, anii always 14-rM deiatJ tntit." Have You Malaria ? I hiv hade)i"rirrn e with Simmr rn I.iver Rrg i Lt ir iidcc Tts, and r'gan! it i the t"'!,it meiirine cf the timet for dueati peculiar ta manifial regions S- gHxi a mria-tc Uc?rvct nn.v?ral commendation Rv M V WHARTON. Cor. Sec'y Southern iiapti! Theological seminary THERE IS BUT ORE SIMONS i LIVER REGULATOR I See that to 4 ft the genuine, with the red Z oohi nt of Wrapper, prepared ocly by J. H.ZEILIN & CO.. Miiraortimiu. PHILADELPHIA.! ftjj JiDiix TntlRh painful and weartwr almnet bevonfl eti.lurntic!, t not an incurahle Jiiease. If treat- ed In time. rVrhat no inner disease ban so ....... .. . - . ... buttled the i-rtotu of ncie lice and medicine a thin, but at hint a remedy ha been diwtivcred In Jnw)VWtT1SMi ftn(1 u h,.urmy en. dorsed Ij many of the Leading Physician. WHAT THEY SAY: " Tottaamra la d..in all thut ta clcirnVd it will do " O. U. Bcutkut, M. D , CautraJ, OI FOR BALE BY ALL DRUGGISTS. A. A.MELLIER, Sola Proprietor. 700 M. KNEUSSL'S West of La Salle Street, (south tido.) OTTAWA, ILLINOIS. te"or a keep rouitantly on band a large and well lelecttsd etook of DRUGS AND CHEMICALS. Ml the new and popular Paten Medicine. Kxttata&d Bplcea for eallnary Perfumery, Hrushes, and Fancy At tides for the Toilet Paints, Oils, Varnishes, Viindow G'ass, &c rrticulnr Attention given to the Componndln ; of Rivsiclann Pi iscriBtiona tjrWsP "for f Dishes Kettles Tor or JL'wa'iwaw 1 hiTrSlitiiWJ . . Fortfitse and other lurjvosts, Uot SANTA CLAUS SOAP WHO IU UNACQUAINTED W'TH THE CCOCR.PKY OF THIS COUNTRY, WILL SEE 3Y EXAMINIKC THIS MAP, THAT THE 'V:: .' 1' , . . - ?.rr& CHICAGO. ROCK ISLAND & PACIFIC RAILWAY By roMtm of Its central position and cloie relat'on to all princlpHl life? F-aat and Weat. at Initial and terminal polnta, constitute! t! e iaort tnjportant m:el-rontl-nntal Unlc in that Bywtena or through trniiHporU.tlon which lnvitea and facili tates travel and traffic between cit.'9 of the Atlantic anil Pacjtic Counts. It In also the favorite and best route to and from points Kant, Northeast and (Southeast, and corresponding points W ent, Northwft and Kouthw est. The rtoclc Island ayntom inoludwn in if mulii line and brnnche. Chicajro, Jollet. Ottawa, La Halle, Peoria. Oeneseo, Moiine and Rock Inland, in Illinois; U.ivonport, Murtcatlne, Waslilnitton, t airfield, Uttumwa. OfkalofKa. Went Liberty, Iowa City, Dea Moines. Indlnnola, Wintertn-t. Atlantic. Knoxvtlle, Audubon, Harlan, Guthrie Centre and Counoil BlutTX, in Iowa; Ufillatln, Trenton, Cameron ani KanHaa City, in Mirwnurt; Leavenwortli and Atchison. In Kansas; Albert Ijoa, Minneapolis and St Paul, in Mlnnepotn; Vatertrwn la Dakota, and hundredn of Intermediate cltlt'H. towiit. vii:Ken mid etaf.ore. THE CRFAT ROCK ISLAND ROUTE Guarantee its patrons that penao of prtonul aecurity afforded by h nolid. thoroiivhly b-illasuwl road-bd; uniooth tracks ot continuous ptwl mil: nub rtantiallv built culverts and bridtrs; rolllnif etfx-k as n'ar pettection ad human nklll can make lt; the safety appliances of patent buttVro. plattorms titid air-brjkes: and tuit exacting dmi'lpline which Koverns the practical operation of all Its trains G!ier tpectaitiia of this routo are Trr sters at nil connecting notnts i-i U'llon Depots, and the unnurpaec-d collIi rla and luxuries of Its Pussen fur fcUiutiiraetit Thu Kast Express Tniins between Chlcaffo find the M'.Ffourl River are com posed or well ventilated, finely upliolsterd Dav Coaches. MaKniticent Pullman Palace Hleepera of the lutes dijfn, and umptuous rlnitirf Cars, in wlilch, elaborately cooked meals are leisurely eaten, "pood Digestion w&'.t'.n on Appetite, and Health on bnth." H?twH-n Chtcatfo and Kansaa City act Atchison, tare also run the Celebrated Iieclmlrnf Chair Cars. THE FAMOUS ALBERT LEA ROUTE I he direct and favorltn line bet-veen Chicago and Minneapolis and St. Paul, whore connections are made in Union Lhdo'j for ail points m the Terrrtoriea and fcrittsh Provinces Over this route. Fa.t Express Trains are run to the waleriaif plac. ummer resorts, picturesque localities, and hunting and flsh Intr grounds of Iowa and Minnesota. It is also the most declarable roato to the rich wheat Held and pastoral lands of Interior Dakota. Still another DIRECT LINE, via Seneca and Kankakee, has been opened between NewportNews. Richmond. Cincinnati. Indianapolis, and Lafayette and Council Bluffs. Kansas 'ity. Mlnneaoolis and St. Paul and lnrermediate point For detailed Information see Maps and Folders, obtainable, as well as Tickets, at all principal Ticket 031cetf In the United Btatee and Canada; or by ddreaing - v R. R. CABLE. E. ST. JOHN. 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