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LIST OF ILLUSTRATIONS.

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SAN FRANCISCO :-
Views in San Francisco.

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The Hall of Records (North-west View).
Bank of California.
Baldwin Hotel.
Stock Exchange.
The Lotta Fountain (looking West into Geary

Street).
Union Square, San Francisco

1 Natural Bridge, Farallone Islands

ib. San Francisco and the Bay

5 Plan of San Francisco Washington Alley

13 The City Hall

16 Montgomery Street-The Palace Hotel in the Distance

17 Interior of a Chinese Joss-house .

21 The Old Church of Mission Dolores, built in 1776 25 Fisherman's Bay, Farallone Islands

31 ROUEN :The Arms of Rouen

32 Rouen, from St. Catherine's Hill. .to face page

33 Plan of Rouen.

33 Rouen Cathedral (West Front)

36 Tomb of Louis de Brézé.

37 The Church of St. Ouen.

40 The Palais de Justice

44 The Place de la Pucelle .

45 Hótel Bourgthéroude

48 Rue de la Grosse Horloge

49 The Quai des Meules

53 MADRID :The Royal Stables.

55 Plan of Madrid.

57 Aguador on the Puerta del Sol

60 View of Madrid

61 Fountain of Neptune

61 Fountain of the Four Seasons, Prado

65 The Royal Palace .

68 Statue of Philip IV. on the Plaza de Oriente

69 Nurses on the Prado

72 The Armoury

73 Velasquez .

77 The Escorial

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79 Entry of the Bull-fighters into the Arena .

80 The Bull-fight: Leaping the Barrier .

81 The Plaza de Toros.

82 CAIRO :Old Cairo, from the Isle of Roda.

83 Sphinx from the Serapeum

ib. · Mashrebeeyeh or Lattice Window in Cairo

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CAIRO (continued):
The Citadel of Cairo

85 Plan of Cairo

88 Roumeyleh Place, with the Mosque of Hassan

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89 Public Drinking Fountain

89 The Nile at Old Cairo

92 The Tombs of the Caliphs

93 The Nilometer.

95 The Island of Roda .

96 The Great Pyramid and the Sphinx

100 The Second and Third Pyramids

101 Entrance to the Pyramid of Cheops

104 Obelisk of the Temple of the Sun at Heliopolis 105 TORONTO AND QUEBEC:The Arms of Toronto

109 Map of Toronto

113 King Street

116 The Colleges of Toronto :Trinity College .

117 University College .

ib. Upper Canada College Knox College

ib. Normal School Buildings

ib. St. James's Church .

121 The Citadel and Ramparts of Quebec :St. John's Gate .

125 Inside Gate.

ib. Citadel from the Wharf .

ib. Old Hope Gate, Block, and Guard House ib. Kent Gate.

ib. Shell Guns.

ib. Chain Gate.

ib. Plan of Quebec.

128 Dufferin Terrace and Laval University, Quebec

Beaupré and Laurentian Mountains in the
Distance

to face page 129 Old French House

129 The Esplanade.

133 Market-place

ib. Calèche, or Canadian Hansom

136 Champlain Steps

140 Views in Quebec :Laval University and Grand Battery .

141 The Spot where Montgomery Fell

ib. Beauport Church

ib. Parliament Building

ib. The Seminary

ih. Jesuit College, Fabrique Street (lately demos lished).

ib. The Falls of Montmorenci

145 Martello Tower on the Plains of Abraham

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l'niversity of Chicago

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Chicago Water-works

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Views in Chicago :-

View in South Park.

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Rustic Bridge

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Douglas Monument

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Swan Island

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Washington Square .

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ST. PETERSBURG :-

The Arms of St. Petersburg.

Plan of St. Petersburg ·

The Cathedral of St. Isaac

The Cathedral of Our Lady of Kazan

The Nevski Prospect

The Winter Palace .

The Statue of Peter the Great

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California-Sir Francis Drake-The Spanish Galleons—The Franciscan Missions-Indians Converted and Dying - The

Russians and the Hudson's Bay Company-Conquest by the United States - Discovery of Gold-The Great Immigration
-The Vigilance Committee-Building a Town Site-The Bay-The Golden Gate--The Docks-Exports-The Italian
Fleet-Clipper-ships-Local Manufactures, Telegraph Hill--Spanishtown-Lone Mountain-Kearney and Montgomery
Streets—The Great Hotels--California Street,The Millionnaires-Gambling- The World-City-The Chinese-Customs-
The Six Companies-Chinatown--Pagan Worship-- Asiatic Festivals, The Christian Propaganda, The “Hoodlum "--
Theatres-Woodward's Gardens-Libraries---Local Authors-Newspapers-Art-The Primitive Godlessness -- The Rising
Churches - Mission Dolores-Charities—The Hebrews—The Climate-The Trade Winds–Flowers and Trees- A New

Race-Earthquakes-Oakland--The Mountains - Golden Gate Park - The Cliff
House-The Fortifications—The Dawn of Local Pride and Power.

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BOUT midway between Central America and Alaska, and

on a line drawn from the Sandwich Islands to Quebec (nearly equi-distant from either of those points), there is a notable break in the American coast-line of the Pacific. A deep and narrow strait cuts through the ironbound shore, and gives entrance to a spacious gulf, whose waters penetrate for many leagues into a rich and beautiful country, prolific in grain, wine, and gold, and blessed with a climate of wonderful serenity. The peninsula formed

by this gulf on the east and the Pacific Ocean on the JATURAL BRIDGE, FARALLONE ISLANDS. west is nearly forty miles long, with an average width

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