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INDEX



Annals of the Upper Valley. V. Beezy Agnes Crary .... 33

Wash by Dixon. ij '*\ f

Ascent of Mount St. Elias C. W. Thornton 291

Illustrated from Paintings by Robinson and Photos.

At the Omaha Fair Elsie Reasoner 446

Illustrated from Photos.

Before the Black Cap Went On Flora Haines Longhead. 214

Book Reviews:

American Annual of Photography and Photographic Times Almanac for 1898, 191. At the Cross
Roads, (F. F. Montrsor.) 189. At the Front, (Oliver Optic,) 191.

Bachelor's Box, (T. C. De Leon,) 476. Blackberries, The, (Kemble,) 93. Book of Judges, (Translated
by the Rev. G. F. Moore, D. D.,) 282. Book of True Lovers, (Octave Thanet,) 478. Book of
Verses for Children, (Compiled by E. V. Lucas,) 191.

California System of Vertical Writing, (Mrs. I. D. Rogers,) 286. Cartoons, (Homer C. Davenport,) 477.
Celebrity, The, (Winston Churchill,) 477. Corleone, (F. Marion Crawford,) 474. Crime of the
Boulevard, (Jules Claretie,) 190. Cuba in War Time, (Richard Harding Davis,) 189. Cupid's Game
with Hearts, 478. Cyclopedia of Practical Quotations, (J. K. Hoyt,) 95.

Durket Sperret, The (Sarah B. Elliott,) 576.

Encyclopedia Britannica, 190. Encyclopedia of Sport, The, Vol. I, (Edited by the Earl of Suffolk and
Berkshire,) 381. Evolution, The, of the Idea of God, (Grant Allen,) 188. Exiled from Two Lands,
(E. T. TomJinson,) 191. Expectant Heir to Millions, (Charles Macknight Sain,) 382.

Faerie Queene, The, (edited by Kate M. Warren,) 478. Fire and Sword in the Sudan, (Slatin Pasha,)
89. First Christmas Tree, The, (Dr. Henry Van Dyke,) 92. Following the Equator, (Mark Twain,) 378.

Gallinaceous Game Birds of North America, (Daniel Giraud Elliott,) 383. Garrison Tangle, A, (Captain
Charles King,) 95. German Orthography and Phonology, (George Hempl,) 382. Going to War in
Greece, (Frederic Palmer,) 475. Golde,n Crocodile, (F. Mortimer Trimmer,) 95.

Hawaii's Story by Hawaii's Queen, 285. Healttt of Body and Mind, (T. W. Topham, M. D.,) 96. His
Grace of Osmonde, (Frances Hodgson Burnett,) 285. HittelFs History of California, 88. Holiday
Retrospect, 183. How to Build a Home, (F. C. Moore,) 190. How to Study Shakespeare, (William
H. Fleming,) 380, 575.

Ills of Indigestion, The, (Herman Partsch, M. D.,) 94. In Mythland, (M. Helen Beckwith,) 94. Inno-
cent Cheat, An, (De Leon,) 476. - Invisible Man, The, (H. G. Well,) 96. In Kedar's Tents, (Henry
Seton Merriman,)87. Islands of the Southern Seas, (Michael Myers Shoemaker,), 476.

Journeys Through France, (H. A. Taine, D. C. L.,) 185. Juggler, The, (Charles Egbert Craddock,) 383.

Lawrence Clavering, (A. E. W. Mason,) 95. Life Histories of American Insects, (Clarence Moores Weed,)
476. Lincoln Literary Collection, The, (J. P. McCaskey,) 96.

Manoupa, (Rose-Soley,) 575. Marching with Gomez, (Grover Flint,) 574. Massarenes, The, (Ouida,)
475. Matka and Kotik, (David Starr Jordan,) 381. Memorials of William Cranch Bond, (Edward
S. Holden,) 186.

New Astronomy for Beginners, (David P. Todd,) 383. Non-Religion of the Future, (M. Guyau,) 187.

Palamon and Arcite, (John Dryden,) 478. Poems Now Fii*st Collected, (Edmund Clarence Stedman,)
284. Possibility of Living 200 Years, (Compiled by F. C. Havens,) 191. Prince Uno, (W. D. Stevens,)
92. Protestant Faith, The, (Dwight H. Olmstead,) 88.

Recollections of Aubrey de Vere, (Edward Arnold,) 186. Ruins and Excavations of Ancient Rome,
(Rudolf o Lanciani,) 477.

Sarita, A Story of the Pack Saddle District, (Captain Allen Smith, U. S. A.,) 478. School History of
of the United States, (John Bach McMaster,) 284. Searchlight, The, (M. E. Dittmar,) 383. Shackles
of Fate, (Max Nordau,) 282. Smoking Flax, (Hallie Eminie Rives,) 476. Song Birds and Water
Fowl, (H. E. Parkhurst,) 94. Southern Soldier Stories, (George Gary Eggleston,) 382. Statue in
the Air. (Caroline Eaton Le Conte,) 94. Stories of Pennsylvania, (Joseph S. Walton.) 476. Students'
Standard Dictionary, 284.

That Noble Mexican, (Thomas B. Connery,) 383. Then and not Til Then, (Clara Nevada McLeod,) 95.
Thro' the Lattice Windows, (W. J. Dawsen.) 477.

Voyage of Consolation, A, (Sara Jeanette Duncan,) 576.

What Dress Makes of Us, (Dorothy Quigley,) 286. Where the Trade-wind Blows, (Mrs. Crownin-
shield,) 576. Whip and Spur, (Col. G. Waring,) 286. Wolfville, (Alfred Henry Lewis,) 90.
Workers, The, (Walter A. Wyckoff), 183.



iv Index

California Coal Mine, A Charles S, Greene 518

Illustrated from Photos..
California's Jubilee ^f.. : S. G. Wilson 165

Illustrated from Photos.
Cape Flattery and Its Light James G. McCurdy 345

Illustrated from Photos. /

Cat Creek Conversion, A '. W. C. Campbell 496

Chinese Motif in Current Art, The Mary Bell. 236

Pictures by Greenebaum, Nappenbach, Peixotto, Walter, Helen Hyde, Martinez, Wares, Neilson,
and Redmond.

ChitChat 192, 287,384, 479

Chowder. Phil More 403

Chung's Baby Phil More 233

Pictures by Grace Wetherell.
Death Valley and the Mojave Desert Carmen Har court 488

Illustrated by Brown and Dahlgren and from photos.

Discovery of Gold in California Marion Bellamy 160

Douglas Tilden, Sculptor. California Artists. Ill William Dallam Armes 142

Illustrated from Photos.

Easter Lilies Luita Booth 444

Esoteric Realism Pantia Ralli 122

Etc.:

Editorial:

The OVERLAND'S Prize Story Competition. The Missing Word Contest 84

America's Interest in China. The Ten Cent OVERLAND. The Fort Gunnybags Tablet. The Hearst
Program for the University. OVERLAND Editions Exhausted. An Echo of the Days of Gold.. 177

Our New Cover. A New Tolstoi. Cuba in War Time. America's Interest in China 280

The OVERLAND'S Friends. Regent Reinstein's Address. The University's President. Our Wild

Flowers. Commercial Value of Chemistry 378

War. Cuba Libre. Victory, and After ? Anglo-Saxon Federation. A Free University Educa-
tion. Our Present Number. The Earthquake 474

Our Thirtieth Birthday. Our Reception of Soldiers. The Red Cross Society. Remember the
Virginius! An Explanation. The OVERLAND Scholarships 566

Contributed:

* Anglo-Saxon Unity 571

Earthquake Theories M. G. Upton 567

Custer's First Battle AT. A. Ltice 281

Echo, An, of the Days of Gold Benjamin Cory 180

Robert W. Chambers Duffield Osborne 86

Poetry:

On the Skaguay Trail Mary Byron Reese 281

Fort Gunnybags 73

Pictures from Old Prints.

Fresh View, A, of "Manifest Destiny" .James Howard Bridge. 115

Illustrated by Atwood.

Frontispiece :

Citrus Fair, Cloverdale, California . 385

Flirtation, A 482

Fun at the Fair Delort 193

Hostiles Watching the Column 1

Wash by Frederic Remington.

"It is Fortune, a Wrinkled Hag" 194

Modeling in Clay by A'. /. Ait ken.
Mount Hood 386

Gouache Drawing by C. D. Robinson.
Music Room, Radcliffe Hall, Belmont 97

"Once He Was Thrown Off His Feet" 98

Wash by L. Maynard Dixon.

Reality Charles S. Greene 2

Illustrated by L. Maynard Dixon.

Silent City, The 290

Gouache by C. D Robinson.

Trooper, A, by Dttaille 289

U. S. Battleship Oregon, The



Gentleman With the Grindstone, The W. IV. Morel and 99

Illustrated 'by L. Maynard Dixon.
Ghost, A, of '49 Marion Arthur 262

Great Laureate, The 255

Illustrated from Photos.
Guri Witch .Johannes Reimers 320

Illustrated by Boeringer and from Photos.

Hereditary Patriotic Societies in the United States Edward S. Holden 368

Holy Grail, The Emeline G. Crommelin 154

Illustrations from Paintings by E. A. Abbey.

Hunter's Paradise, A 80

Illustrations by Whymper.

Mario's Temptation .\ Eugenia B. Mabury., 50

"' If He'd Only Come to Me." \ Harry C. Baker ... 483

Drawings by Blakiston.
Indian Basket Work About Puget Sound Charles Milton Buchanan 406

Illustrated from Photos.
In the Old Sugar Factory.. Rufus M. Steele 432

Pictures by Blakiston.

\ Irrigation in California .James A. Waymire 555

Knights of the Lash Major Ben. C. Truman 218,308

Illustrated by Boeringer and Grace Hudson and from Photos.

Late Relaxing, The Addie E. Scott 506

Lost in the Petrified Forest of Arizona Will C. Barnes 301

Illustrated by Boeringer and from Photos.
Love and the Dai Butsu M. L. Wakeman Curtis 14

Illustrated by Kate Montague Hall and from Photos.
Manila and the Philippines Arthur Tappan Marvin 546

Illustrated from Photos.
Mark Twain as Prospective Classic Theodore De Laguna 364

With Portrait.

Memoirs of a Pair of Stays 60

From the French of Emile Bergtrat and Maurice Leloir.
Illustrated by Maurice Leloir.

Modern Improvements in Irrigation Charles K. Benham 559

National Pilot Service, A Charles E. Naylor 25

Old Basket Weaver of San Fernando, The ../. Torrey Connor 28

Illustrated from Photos.
Old Fan, An Ella S. Hartnell. 362

Illustrated from Photo.

Other End of the Century School, An Theo. Stephenson Browne 41

Outfitting for Klondike L. W. Buckley 171

OVERLAND Prize Photographic Contest 54, 131, 227, 353, 439, 499

Overland to the Yukon C E. Mitchell 206

Illustrated from Photos and Map.

Pioneer Press, A Charles S. Lewis 271

Poverty of Fortune, The. Prize Story Douglas Tilden 195

Illustrated by nine Modelings by Ait ken.

Seventh Daughter, A L. B. Bridgman 137

Snail Raising in My Snailery Williard M. Wood 425

Ilhistrated by Photos.

Snake River Country, The .J. M. Goodwin 3

Illustrated by Map and from Photos by Jackson and Others.
Spanish Holiday A Frances Stuart 510

Illustrated from Photos.

"Sympathy" of Europe, The 402

Drawing by Dttaille.
Tacoma S. E. Rothery 244

Ilhistrated from Photos and Map.

To Bury Bill ...H. D. Loveland. 78

To Klondike by River and Lake Thomas Magee 66

Illustrated from Photos by Thomas Magee, Jr.
Triumphs of Atropos, The B R. Webb 412

Washes by P. N. Boeringer.



vi Index

United States Naval Academy, The ............................. Lieutenant William F. Fullam, U. S. N ..... 389-

Illustrated from Drawings by E. K. Oliver and from Photos.
University of California, The .................................... Charles S. Greene ...................................... 451

Illustrated from Photos by O. V. Lange.
Vanishing Island, A ............................................... Mrs. M. Burton Williamson ........................ 359

Illustrated from Photos.
War Between Spain and the United States, The .............. Earle Ashley Walcott .................................. 528

Illustrated by Drawings and Photos and Maps.
We Can Build Steel Ships ......................................... Charles E. Naylor .................................... 127

Whispering Gallery, The .......................................... Rossiter Johnson ............... 175, 275, 370, 468, 561

POETKY



At the Graveyard Gate .......................................... Olive May Percival ....................................... 315>

Illustrated from Photo.

" Being So Bereft" ............................................. Ella Higgttison ............................................ 344

Birds in the Bush ............................................... Rebecca Palfrey Ctter .................................. 498

Bronco New Year ................................................ L. Maynard Dixon ...................................... 48

Drawing by the Author.

Chinese Legend, A ........................................... .J. Torrey Connor .................. ....................... 15S

City's Voice, The ................................................ Ernest Brass ............................................... 159

Down the Still River Drifting ................................ Hubert Crombie Hmue ..................................... 405

Environment ..................................... . ............... Lillian Ferguson ......................................... 278

Evening of the Year, The ...................................... Frank Carleton Teck ..................................... 72

From God's Eternal Azure .................................... Thomas G. Good-win ...................................... 495

Glow-Wora, The ................................................ Edward Wilbur Mason ............................... 40

Gordon Highlanders, The ...................................... A. R. Rose-Soley ................... : ...................... 120

Illustration by Edouard Detaille.

Hesperides ........................................................ Thomas Yardley .......................................... 367

Idealism vs. Realism .................... . ................. ...... Elizabeth A. Vore ......................................... 130

Irretrievable ..................................................... Laveine R. Sherwood .................................... 205

Mariners of Old, The ............................................ Edward Wilbur Mason ... ............................. 318

May in El Montecito ........................................... Harriet Winthrop Waring. ............................ 467

Mermaid's Waking Song, The ................................. Mary Bell .................................................. 437

Mere Atoms, Lord! ............................................. Ella M. Sexton ........................................... 79

Mount Hood ......... ............................................ Susan Whalley Allison ................................. .387

Musician, The ................................................... .Jean Kenyan Mackenzie ............................... 126

Mystic's Mission, The .......................................... .James Raymond Perry .......... ......................... 243

Drawing by Henrietta White.

Old Mammy's Lullaby .......................................... Elizabeth A. Vore ........................................ 24

On the Skagway Trail ........................................ Mary B. Reese ............................................. 281

Our Oaks in March ............................................. Harriet Winthrop Waring. ............................ 300

Pantoum of Arcadie, A ......................................... Maida Castelhun ......................................... 352

Passing of the Year, The ..................................... Warren Cheney ............................................ 59

Drawing by Grace Wetherell.

Patriarch Sequoia, The ......................................... Henry F. Thurston .................................... ... 114

Prayer for Rain, A .............................................. Charles S. Greene .................................... 431

"Prometheus" .................................................. M. T. ......................................................... 13

Quetzal ........................................................... .Joseph L. Hooper .......................................... 119

Reality ............................................................. Charles S. Greene ........................................... 2

Revelation ........................................................ Virginia Pease ............................................ 53

Robert Louis Stevenson ....................................... Alexander Blair Thaw ................................. 260

Sea Dreams ...................................................... Martha T. Tyler ............................... ............ 554

Sea of the Seal's Desire, The ................................. Grace H. Boutelle ............ ; ............................ 274

Song of the Winter Rain ..................................... .Edna Heald McCoy .............................. . ........ 270

Sub Tegmine Fagi, Sub Sole ................................... M. M. Cass, Jr ............................................. 509

Illustrated.

Temple, A, of the Sun ......................................... Jeanie Peet .................. -. ............................... 505

To What End? ................................................... W. B. Garrett ............................................ 213

Ulysses ............................................................ Edward Wilbur Mason .................................. 174

Universal Growth, The ......................................... Edward Wilbur Mason ................................. 411

Would You Know? .............................................. Elizabeth Harman ...













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R E ALITY



OHUT in by walls of brick and stone, all day
I work and worry, like the crowd, for gold,
Till only that which can be bought and sold

Is real, higher things but fancy's play.

Yet when the quiet evening shades of gray

Dim earth and sea, ah then, no more controlled
By sordid cares, I cut the bonds that hold

To toil and strife, and on the peaceful Bay

Am borne content. And when my eyes I turn
Back to the town, it fades before my sight,
AH vague and ghostly in its smoky pall;

While over it in sunset glory burn
The high, the beautiful, in living light,
The true realities, enfolding all.




Overland Monthly

VOL. XXXI. (Second Series.) January, 1898. No. 181



THE SNAKE RIVER COUNTRY

A WILD PART OF IDAHO
BY J. M. GOODWIN




HE line separating the
States of Wyoming
and Idaho passes
directly north and
south through avery
rugged country.

About one hun-
dred and fifty miles
of the northern end
of this division of
the two States is
through a country

the drainage of which is the headwaters
of the great Snake river. The mountains



are exceedingly high, precipitous, and
gashed by deep canons and gulches. All
the lower portions of these mountains,
along with their many canons and nar-
row valleys, are covered with thick
growths of timber which help to hold the
deep snows which fall there, in storage,
thus affording a never-ending supply of
water to send down the river through the
great plains of Idaho to find its way to the
Pacific ocean through the Columbia river.
These mountain fastnesses form a highly
elevated wilderness, very difficult to explore,
embracing the most interesting and largest




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hunting grounds of America, where bear,
elk, wolves, deer, and other large game, are
plentiful, while geese, duck, and other fowl,
abound and the streams are filled with trout
and other fish.

The country is really a paradise for the
hunter that delights in pushing into a wil-
derness of forests under the shadows of
great mountains, far away from civilization,
where noble game is to be found in great
quantities.

Jacksons Hole is almost central to this
vast game reserve country, where wild an-
imals have so long been saved from annihi-
lation through protectionafforded within the
limits of the Yellowstone National Park
which is part of the country named here.

Jacksons Hole has always been a favorite
resort for large game, especially in the
winter season. Since it has become the
home of many ranchers engaged in raising
grain and hay, large herds of elk come into
the beautiful valley in the winter for food
and take possession of the corrals where
there is hay for them. In the winter of
1896 and 1897, one farmer, not being able
to drive the elk away from his hay-stacks,
took possession of a few dozen by fastening
them in his corral, where they soon became
much more docile than the average range
steer.

The Wyoming game commissioner or-
dered the man to release his captives, be-
cause the State laws give liberty and pro-



tection to elk, but the farmer said, " Nay,
not until I get pay for my hay which saved
these elk from starvation and death."

Indians from three or four reservations
have claimed the right to hunt in this coun-
try, and their presence in Jacksons Hole is
a constant source of warfare between them
and the whites, in which considerable blood
has been spilled, while wild rumors and
some killing have at times resulted in the
sending of troops there to bring about peace
and get the savages back upon their reser-
vations.

A late estimate of the elk in a district
one hundred by two hundred miles in ex-
tent, places the number all the way from
twenty to thirty thousand, and they are fast
increasing. Deer come next in point of
numbers, the several kinds of bear follow,
and occasionally moose are seen, while a
very few buffalo remain, as relics of the
vast herds once inhabiting the great plains
of the West.

The protection to game within the sixty
by sixty miles of Yellowstone National Park
gives the elk fine pasturage in the summer,
thence to travel southward to the Jacksons
Hole country to winter. It would be well if
this great game country could always be
left in the condition it now is, but it will be
a difficult thing for the government and the
States of Wyoming and Idaho to accomplish
the preservation of its natural conditions.



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