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L the present volume of the ANNUAL CYCLOPEDIA Series, boruto improvenients have been introduced whii taittructiveness and trsekulness. The subjects trei!! with unusgul care, an the use of full-face type fo. i. bringa tlern out more distinctly, and renders it easie is 'l.6 1.0.0 410!? :* unice to the exact piece bof information which he seekr. Ir. -1.vieti. been given to illustration The accounts of the war in? 1.4.1 are ench accompanied by a full-page map; another "':Bisdi.. its lie annual rainfall in every part of the United States, all, a les 21. new time-system recensiy adopted; there is a larg 111 Bridge at Ningara, one of the German National Mo. ent on the

il, and one of the new Capitol a Albany; the improvem sitwill... 1.6.0'. Hectricity are fully illn brated ; and some strange an! mp!

i: the aberration of sounds used for fog-signals are gana. Portraits of the how Archbishop of Canterbur..silinja Comper, Gustave Dors, Gonion, Llicks Pasha, urr. 1:1,6,10, Seridan, Alexander Wagner the compose, iririi indoor.. appear in their proper te

The reports of the procedings of Congress has beos unnus'y full, 15 rocans of rearly reference to several subjects of nati: 11:14 rest way to be lesed in the Presidenti canvass of 1881.

A brief summary of the events of the year, in cl.rubrica oniue in a new fentire, serving to refres the readers momory as :) : erous occurrences wilch could not be treats a length in a work like ! The paper on the "Composition and Nutrite Value of Foods" and ti toote ile United States Ful Commission," with instructions for the propagat, im*tion of leli, will be found especially instructive and practical.

Mr. Alphonso A. Hopicins, Prohibition candidate iverner vi Vie York in 1882, gives a full history of prohibition, fruin en cardiest times to th... present daya subject that is rapidly making for itset a place in political a legislative stairs, while the editor of the Salvation 1. publication grida 11 enthoritative account of that strange movement in origin will. T. Fecent advances in chemistry, surgery, and other seicare are tuted, ari thon paesent condition of each of the great denominations of Crta is set forth,

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PREFACE.

In the present volume of the ANNUAL CYCLOPEDIA, the eighth of the New Series, some improvements have been introduced which it is hoped will add to its attractiveness and usefulness. The subjects treated have been subdivided with unusual care, and the use of full-face type for the heads and sub-heads brings them out more distinctly, and renders it easier for the reader to turn at once to the exact piece of information which he seeks. Increased attention has been given to illustration. The accounts of the wars in Egypt and Tonquin are each accompanied by a full-page map; another full-pagè map exhibits the annual rainfall in every part of the United States, and a colored map shows the new time-system recently adopted; there is a large view of the Cantilever Bridge at Niagara, one of the German National Monument on the Niederwald, and one of the new Capitol at Albany; the improvements in the use of gas and electricity are fully illustrated; and some strange and important discoveries in the aberration of sound as used for fog-signals are represented by curious diagrams. Portraits of the new Archbishop of Canterbury, Speaker Carlisle, Peter Cooper, Gustave Doré, General Gordon, Hicks Pasha, Mario the singer, General Sheridan, Alexander H. Stephens, Wagner the composer, and other celebrities, appear in their proper places.

The report of the proceedings of Congress has been made unusually full, as a means of ready reference to several subjects of national interest which will be discussed in the Presidential canvass of 1884.

A brief summary of the events of the year, in chronological order, is a new feature, serving to refresh the reader's memory as to numerous occurrences which could not be treated at length in a work like this. The paper on the "Composition and Nutritive Value of Foods," and that on the “United States Fish Commission,” with instructions for the propagation and preservation of fish, will be found especially instructive and practical.

Mr. Alphonso A. Hopkins, Prohibition candidate for Governor of New York in 1882, gives a full history of prohibition, from the earliest times to the present day—a subject that is rapidly making for itself a place in political and legislative affairs ; while the editor of the Salvation Army's publications gives an authoritative account of that strange movement in the religious world. The recent advances in chemistry, surgery, and other sciences are noted, and the present condition of each of the great denominations of Christians is set forth.

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