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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.

468

PAGE.

A Barbaric Yawp...

7. W. Gally....

...... 475
A City 180,000 Years Old...

.Amos Bowman..

34

A Fantasy of Roses

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

After Two Hundred Years...

..R. A. Redman

... 363

A Little Woman...

T. A. Harcourt..

181

America, The Gods of..

T. A. Harcourt..

87

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

Joaquin Miller ..

457, 519

Architecture, A Chapter on...

W.N. Lockington.....

281

A Russian Boat-Voyage....

Charles M. Scammon..

...... 554

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

7. Ross Browne

...... 343

A Queen of Spades...

..M. W. Hazeltine..

433

Autobiography of a Philosopher. VII, VIII, IX, X.. Walt, M. Fisher.

95, 194, 268

Beacons at the Golden Gate

Charles M. Scammon..

54

Beecher Trial, An Afternoon at the.

.E. P. Bufett...::

188

Bent Twig and Broken Tree..

James S. Brisbin

219

Books of the Month..

112, 208, 304, 400, 496, 596
Californian Desert Basin, The...

Charles 7. Fox,

17

Californian Eden, In a......

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

Centennial Gleanings ..

Taliesin Evans...

464
Corot, the French Painter.

..Mrs. 7. Preston Moore...

Cruise of the San Blasena..

7. D. B. Stillman..

.... 241

Five Miles on a Keel..

7. K. Goodrich

516
Hearts and Hands

Sarah Chilton......

547

In the Dark.

..F. E. Goodrich

164

In Memoriam (Benjamin P. Avery).

Poem....

.Ina D. Coolbrith

585

Prose.

Samuel Williams.

585

Jack Myers.

.Prentice Mulford.

380

Japanese Prison, In a.......

Wm. M. Griffis.

289

john Wilde..

T. A. Harcourt..

368

Lay of the Nibelungen, The..

..A. Putzker...

413

Life - Harmony, The...

7. Royce....

157

Literature and Art in California. A Quarter - Centennial

Review

Wm. C. Bartlett

533

Literature, The Bulk of...

..Robert Y. Hayne......

..... 277

Little Marie....

..Millie W. Carpenter.

Love and Money...

...G. H. Jessop..

501

Lumley's Pardner...

.S. R. Brockton

65
Moslern Empire in Spain, The

..S. P. Scott

172
Navigator Islands, The. I, II..

Litton Forbes....

209, 422
Pacific States, Antiquities of the...

..Henry L. Oak......

305
Pioneers of Norway Flat, The...

Taliesin Evans......

580
Pit River Cañon, The...

7. R. Scupham....
Poor Dolly Varden.......

Helen W. Baker...
Russian Gold - Mines.....

..A. P. Molitor...

71
San Francisco Harbor, The Future of

..T. 7. Arnold.

... 401
Sent to Coventry...

..M. W. Hazeltine....

248
Shakspeare's Religious Belief. I, II..

.7. 0. Irwin

..... 135. 230
Society.

Edward Field..

58
Some Remains of a Former People.

.Paul Schumacher.

...... 374
The Bonnifield Claim....

...Hugh Humphrey....

558
The Crosskey Boys. II...

Mary T. Mott..

23
The Frozen Truth..

7. W. Gally

320

The Little Troubadour...

Millie W. Carpenter.....

.... 525

Todd and his Double....

.S. W. Duffield.

..... 151
Unequal Distribution, and Remedies....

.E. G. Wuite

446
Victoria and the Victorians.

..F. W. Van Reynegom..

..... 497
Way-sides of Nature. 111

. William P. Gibbons..

What Trouble She has Made

. John S. Hittell..

261

Yea Yea, and Nay Nay...

Walt, M. Fisher.

285

408

... 113

...... IOI

ETC.

PAGR.

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

Scientific Notes..

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, The Palace

Hotel. — Honoring Byron.....

Our Quarter-Centennial.-—-Our Financial Condition. -An Artist's Trip in the Sierra. II.- -Notes
from a "Private Letter.Powers' Work on California Indians.

387
Our Indian Policy. - Consolation.- Rotation in Office...

483

Opinions. —

-Art Appreciation. - As Near as I Know. - A Note from Abroad. - A Pacific Day.

-Juvenile Books....

587

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491

CURRENT LITERATURE.

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

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

300
Burlesque (By R. H. Stoddard).

398
Christ in Art (By Edward Eggleston).

303
Dead to the World By Carl Detlef).

397
Diet in Health and Disease (By T. K. Chambers)
Eight Cousins (By Louisa M. Alcott)

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

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

303

Library Notes (By A. P. Russell)

593

Mabel Martin (By John G. Whittier)

495
Madame Récamier and her Friends (By Madame Lenormant).
Mines and Mining. Sixth Report. (By Rossiter W. Raymond)

308
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)

304
Native Races of the Pacific States (By H. H. Bancroft). Vols, III, V

... 108, 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 1872 (By Lieut. Geo. M. Wheeler).

... Ito
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).

.... 203
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).

361
The Masque of Pandora By Henry Wadsworth Longfellow)..

.... 590
The Mirror of a Mind (By A. S. Logan)
The Rainbow Creed,..

302

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).

396

......

... 206

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THE

OVERLAND MONTHLY

DEVOTED TO

THE DEVELOPMENT OF THE COUNTRY.

Vol. 15. - JULY, 1875. - No. I.

THE CALIFORNIAN DESERT BASIN.

HE Pacific States, being compar- ers, and the cause of most of the ills

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some 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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