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SAN FRANCISCO:
JOHN H. CARMANY & COMPANY.

1875.

Entered according to Act of Congress, in the year 1875, by

JOHN H. CARMANY, In the Office of the Librarian of Congress, at Washington.

SAN FRANCISCO:
PRINTED BY JOHN H, CARMANY & Co.

CONTENTS.

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PAGE.

..7. W. Gally.........

... 475

..Amos Bowman.....

... 34
..Miss E. A. Kinnen............ 75, 124, 269. 328

.R. A. Redman ......

......T. A. Harcourt.......

T. A. Harcourt........

... Joaquin Miller .....

. 457, 519
W. N. Lockington....
Charles M. Scammon...

..... 554
. 7. Ross Browne ..

... 343
...M. W. Hazeltine.......

... 433

..Walt, M. Fisher .................. 95, 194,

..... Charles M. Scammon..
...E. P. Buffett .....
Fames S. Brisbin ....

.... 112, 208, 304, 400, 496,

Charles 9. Fox....

Joaquin Miller ............... 79, 144, 235, 355

..... Taliesin Evans......

....Mrs. y. Preston Moore

7. D. B. Stillman.....

.. 241

Ž. K. Goodrich

.. 516

Sarah Chilton...

* 547

.,F. E. Goodrich

..Ina D. Coolbrith

... Samuel Williams..

..Prentice Mulford..

Wm. M. Griffis.

289

T. A. Harcourt...

... 368

.A. Putzker ...........

*.413
7. Royce...

.. 157

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A Barbaric Yawp....

A City 180,000 Years Old....

A Fantasy of Roses ..........

After Two Hundred Years......

A Little Woman.....

America, The Gods of...

Among the Ruins of Rome. I, JI.........

Architecture, A Chapter on.....

A Russian Boat-Voyage.....

A Quarter of a Century.........

A Queen of Spades....

Autobiography of a Philosopher.

Beacons at the Golden Gate ......

Beecher Trial, An Afternoon at the.

Bent Twig and Broken Tree.

Books of the Month......

Californian Desert Basin, The..

Californian Eden, In a........

Centennial Gleanings .........

Corot, the French Painter..

Cruise of the San Blasena...

Five Miles on a Keel......

Hearts and Hands ....

In the Dark..........

In Memoriam (Benjamin P. Avery).

? Poem.....

Prose......

Jack Myers....
Japanese Prison, In a......

John Wilde......

Lay of the Nibelungen, The....

Life - Harmony, The..
Literature and Art in California. A Quarter - Ce

Review ...........
Literature, The Bulk of...
Little Marie..........
Love and Money....

...............

Lumley's Pardner.....

Moslem Empire in Spain, The .....

Navigator Islands, The. I, II.....

Pacific States, Antiquities of the...

Pioneers of Norway Flat, The...

Pit River Cañon, The.....................

Poor Dolly Varden......

Russian Gold - Mines......

San Francisco Harbor, The Future of ........

Sent to Coventry.....

Shakspeare's Religious Belief. I, II.....

Society............

Some Remains of a Former People.........
The Bonnifield Claim....
The Crosskey Boys. II...........
The Frozen Truth....
The Little Troubadour......
Todd and his Double......

Unequal Distribution, and Remedies....

Victoria and the Victorians.......

Way-sides of Nature. 1 .....
What Trouble She has Made..
Yea Yea, and Nay Nay..........

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......Wm, C. Bartlett ..

.. 533

.Robert Y. Hayne...

... 277
.Millie W. Carpenter....

.. 408

.G. H. Jessop....

.. 501

.S. R. Brockton ..........

.... 65
....S. P. Scott ........

.. 172
....Litton Forbes......

..... 209, 422
Henry L. Oak..

...... 305
Taliesin Evans....
.7. R. Scupham...
Helen W. Baker..
A. P. Molitor.....

... 71
.....T. 7. Arnold.....

.. 401
.M. W. Hazeltine..

.. 248
..7.0. Irwin ....

...... 135, 230
Edward Field..

.. 58
Paul Schumacher...

.. 374
Hugh Humphrey.................

.. 558
Mary T. Mott........

23
. 7. W. Gally ....................

320

Millie W. Carpenter..

.. 525

.S. W. Duffield ........

.. 151
E. G. Waite ...........

.. 446
F. W. Van Reynegom....

497

.William P. Gibbons...........

113

..John S. Hittell.........

261

Walt. M. Fisher .......

ETC.

PAGR.

California and Mexico. — Notes from the Celestial Capital. — The Dandelion. Art Notes. —

Scientific Notes....

....... IOI

Riflemen, Form! - An Artist's Trip in the Sierra. - Art Notes. A Tribute to California........ 197

Taking Stock. Scientific Notes. Thor and the Giant Thrym. - Art Notes. -

Art Notes. The Palace
Hotel. Honoring Byron.......................

....... 293
Our Quarter-Centennial. Our Financial Condition.— An Artist's Trip in the Sierra. II. —Notes

from a “Private" Letter.- Powers' Work on California Indians.....
Our Indian Policy, Consolation. Rotation in Office......
Opinions. — Ari Appreciation. — As Near as I know. — A Note from Abroad. — A Pacific Day."

- Juvenile Books...

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CURRENT LITERATURE.

A Practical Theory of Voussoir Arches (By William Cain)...........

304
Brief Biographies (By T. W. Higginson)....

300
Burlesque (By R. H. Stoddard).....
Christ in Art (By Edward Eggleston)...

303
Dead to the World (By Carl Detlef).....

397
Diet in Health and Disease (By T. K. Chambers) ......

301
Eight Cousins (By Louisa M. Alcott)....

493
Fungi, their Nature and Uses (By M. C. Cooke).........

TIT
How to Make a Living (By Geo. C. Eggleston).....

303
Library Notes (By A. P. Russell) ...
Olcs (Dyn. .Nussell) .................

593

Mabel Martin (By John G. Whittier).........

Madame Récamier and her Friends (By Madame Lenormant)....

491

Mines and Mining. Sixth Report. (By Rossiter W. Raymond)..
Mistress Judith (By C. C. Fraser - Tytler)...........

302
Morals of Abou Ben Adhem (By D, R. Locke).........

207

Mystery (By E. R. Sproul).......................................................

494

Navigation in Theory and Practice (By Henry Evers).....
Native Races of the Pacific States (By H. H. Bancroft).

304
*****

08, 590

Norse Mythology (By R. B. Anderson) ...............................

... .. 495

Notes on Paris (By H, Taine).....

109
Progress-Report Surveys West of the One Hundreth Meridian in 1892 (By Lieut. Geo. M. Wheeler).
Queen Mary (By Alfred Tennyson)........

392
Rape of the Gamp (By C. Welsh Mason)..............

205

Report of U. S. Commissioner of Education for 1874 (By John Eaton)..

594

Satires of A. Persius Flaccus (By Bail L. Gildersleeve)....

397
Skew Arches (By E. W. Hyde)..........

304
Spain and the Spaniards (By N. L. Thiéblin)............
Tales of the Argonauts (By Bret Harte)......

593
Talks on Art (By W. M. Hunt)......

395
The History of Our Country (By Abby Sage Richardson)...

492
The Maintenance of Health (By J. M. Fothergill)......

31
The Masque of Pandora (By Henry Wadsworth Longfellow)....
The Mirror of a Mind (By A. S. Logan) ..................

206

The Rainbow Creed........

The Story of the Hymns (By Hezekiah Butterworth).....

595

The Theistic Conception of the World (By B. F. Cocker)..

490
Three Feathers (By William Black).....

207
We and Our Neighbors (By Harriet Beecher Stowe).....

301
Wyncote (By Mrs. Thomas Erskine)....

203

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302

396

THE

OVERLAND MONTHLY

DEVOTED TO

THE DEVELOPMENT OF THE COUNTRY.

Vol. 15. — JULY, 1875. — No. 1.

THE CALIFORNIAN DESERT BASIN.

THE Pacific States, being compar- ers, and the cause of most of the ills T atively a new country, contain to which farming in California is subsome large areas but little known, some ject. But the rest of the State is rapidly even only partially explored, and about filling up. Tule- lands are being rewhich very little has been published. claimed at heavy expense. Railways Some portions of California are in this are projected and building, which will condition, especially the great Desert cross the desert basin at several places; Basin, extending from the head of the and it is a matter of interest to all to Gulf of California northward, embracing find out whether it is possible to do anythe Colorado Desert, the Mohave Desert, thing to redeem so immense an area and the Amargoso or Death Valley, all from its dreary desolation and bring it connected with one another, and forming into a condition to contribute something a continuous basin, much of which is as to the general good. The following low as or lower than the level of the notes, prepared from observations made ocean. Dreary and forbidding in char- by the writer during several expeditions acter, difficult and dangerous to cross, into this territory within the past five destitute of water or vegetation except years, though with no attempt at dein small portions like the gases of the tailed scientific description, may be found African deserts, burning under a tropi- of interest, and to give some new ideas cal heat, swept by terrible sand-storms, of a region so little known or described. and only inhabited by strange animals The portion treated of lies in San Diego and reptiles, this great extent of country County, and, for a better understandis considered worthless for human hab- ing of its peculiarities, a few preliminary itation, and, by its climatic influences, a words may be said in regard to that porcurse to the inhabitable and fertile por- tion of the State. tions of the State, the dread of travel- The county of San Diego is one of Entered according to Act of Congress, in the year 1875, by JOHN H, CARMANY, in the Office of the

Librarian of Congress, at Washington.
Vol. 15. — 2.

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