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THE CHINESE CHARACTER

Illustrations from photographs.
THE CHINESE ON THE PACIFIC COAST
THE CHINESE STUDENT'S VIEW

Illustrated with portraits.
THE CONSCIENCE OF O'LEARY. Story
THE COURTNEY DIAMONDS. Story
THE CRIMSON IVY. Verse
THE “CUSS COURSE." Story
THE DEATH OF SORROW. Verse
THE DECISION OF DOLORES. Story
THE DESERT RAT. Story
THE DISCARDS. Story
THE DREAM OF A LAUDANUM DRINKER. 'Story
THE ENGINEER. Story
THE FOREIGNER IN BÚSINESS IN CHINA
THE GATES. Verse
THE GOD ON THE DESK. 'Story
THE GREAT EARTHQUAKE IN LUZON

Illustrated with photographs.
THE HEART OF A WOMAN. Story
THE HEBREW IN THE AMUSEMENT WORLD
THE HIGHGRADERS. Story
THE HOME OF THE BLIZZARD

Illustrated with photographs.
THE ICEBERG'S BIRTH. Verse
THE IMMORTALITY OF THE SOUL
THE INSIDE OF THE EASTERN QUESTION. Verse
THE KINGS RIVER CANYON

Tlustrated with photographs.
"THE LIGHT OF HER EYES TO MY HEART

WENT IN." Verse
THE LOST DAY. Verse
THE LOST TREASURE. Story
THE LOVE REGENERATE. Story
THE LUCERNE OF AMERICA

Iliustrated with photographs.
THE LYRIC SCHOLARSHIP Story
THE MAN WHO DRANK THE WATERS. Story
THE MARCH OF TIME. Verse
THE NATIVITY BASKET. Story

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Illustrations from pen drawings
THE NO-THOUGHT ABSENT TREATMENT
THE OLD MISSION. Verse
THE PASSING OF SHORTY. Story
THE POET AND THE OWL.

Verse
THE SPANISH DANCER. Verse
THE SPECKLED HEIFER'S CALF. Story
THE SPIRIT GIRL. Story
THE SPIRIT OF THE DESERT.

'Verse
THE STORM. Verse
THE STRANGE BRALEY case story
THE STRIKE AT GOLD CAMP. Story
THE TEMPTORS. Verse
THE TIDE. Verse
THE TIE THAT BINDS. story
THE TWENTIETH CENTURY CHINA

Illustrated with photographs.
THE UNITED STATES AND CHINA

Illustrated with photographs.
THE VALLEY OF BUBBLING EARTH
THE VANDAL. Verse
THE VENGEANCE OF HOP SING. Verse
THE VOICE OF HOPE. Verse
THE WILL OF THE LAKE SPIRIT. Indian Legend
TO ONE DEPARTING TO THE WEST. Versa

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WEARY OF WEALTH. Verse

CLYDE BIRD HOUGH
WHEN ARE THINE EYES MOST BEAUTIFUL? Verse CLARENCE H. URNER
WHEREFORE THE CHOICE. Verse

CLARENCE H. URNER
WHY THE CHINESE EXCLUSION LAW'SHOULD
BE MODIFIED

THOS B. WILLSON, LL. D.
Illustrated with portraits.
WHY THE JAPANESE WOMAN IS PRE-EMINENTLY
MOTHER

GRACE HELEN BAILEY
WILL UNCLE SAM MOVE HIS BORDER LINE?

FELIX J KOCII
Illustrations from photographs.
WIND-STORM AND MOONLIGHT ON PUGET SOUND

MYRA R. LIBBY
WONDERFUL SHORTHAND WRITERS OF BRITISH
COLUMBIA

LILLIAN E. ZEII
Photogranhs bv the author.
WRITTEN BY THE SEA. Verse

SHAEMAS O'SHEEL

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YOU AND I.

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EMMA PLAYTER SEABURY

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Sunset at Lake Killarney on the Coeur d'Alene River, Idaho.

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JANUARY 1911

No. 1 OVERLAND

MONTHLY VOL. LVII Founded 1066

San Francisco

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Bret Harte

THE LUCERNE OF AMERICA

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AMN FINE scenery, ain't it?” with palms. I found this to be the Hotel a brakey was overheard to ex- Idaho, so I took a room for the night. claim

were speeding Having disposed of my baggage I sought through the Bitter Root Moun- the roof-garden veranda in order to get a tains, bound for Lake Coeur d'Alene in better view of the lake. A Corot landNorthern Idaho.

scape could not surpass this one in sheer The above ejaculation on the part of charm and beauty. Never has a this important member of the train crew dreamful scene greeted my vision. The came as a conclusion to a series of excla- quiet blue lake stretches before one as far mations of awe and wonder which had as eye can see, while on either side rise well-nigh exhausted the choicest vocabu- pine-clad hills with sharp promontories laries of a group of experienced tourists and sheltered bays, while over all hangs a who were standing on the observation plat- mystic haze like a brooding spirit. A form. And truly, it was a trip through a strange peace enters the soul the moment new wonderland.

ore gazes on this scene, and one feels that When it came time for me to take my he has suddenly left far behind the cares vacation, a longing for something entirely of the world. “I could dream away a new had prompted me to seek a spot little lifetime right in this spot,” thought I, as known to the world at large. For scenery, I stocd enraptured over the scene. the West has nothing grander to offer. understood the meaning of the legend I The lofty, snow-capped peaks surrounded had read on a placard at the desk where by green and fertile valleys laved by leap- I had registered, “In all the West no spot ing mountain torrents, the quaint, al- like this," and I knew that a modest truth most grotesque contour of many of the had been stated; it might well have read, hills, make another veritable Garden of "In all the world no spot like this." the Gods. This almost unknown scenery

I found two other girls intently gazing is not to be surpassed in America.

on this scene of enchantment. I noticed About the middle of a warm August that they were wearing the badge of my afternoon I arrived in the beautiful little sorority. I had never seen or heard of city of Coeur d'Alene, which is built them before, but that made no difference; around the head of the lake. Not a hun after having given each other the "grip,”

“ dred yards from the lake front, I noticed we were calling one another by our first a picturesque structure resembling an old names, and asking numerous questions. Spanislı mission. It looked very restful It turned out that they, too, had just arand inviting, with its graceful archways rived at the Hotel Idaho, where they inswing with hanging baskets and adorned tended to spend their vacations and enjoy

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boating, bathing and fishing in the lake. city disappear from view as we rounded a I suggested that since there were three of curve in the mountains, and in a few mous, we might go camping or do something ments, except for the well appointed out of the ordinary: they both agreed that steamer we were on, we could easily have it would be much jollier for us to pitch a imagined ourselves beyond the bounds of tent in the pine woods or to rent a house- civilization, so wild and rugged was the boat on the river.

scenery on either side of this quiet lake. The evening grew quite cool, and after “Toot, toot!” We were startled by a dinner we were attracted by the merry shrill whistle from the boat, though no crackling of the pine logs in the huge fire- landing was in sight; on inquiry, we

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Moonlight on Lake Coeur d'Alene. Painting by Feodor von Luerzer.

place in the lobby. Drawing the big rock- learned that the pilot had merely spied a ers very close, we continued making plans deer from the boat, and that the whistle for our vacation. We decided to rent a was the customary signal for this event. houseboat, which we learned could be had Wandering about the boat on a tour of for three dollars and a half by the month. investigation, we derived much interest

Next morning, early, we three girls ing information from the steward, Mr. boarded the steamer Idaho, bound for a Lansdale, who was a grandson of Mr. sixty mile trip down the lake and river. Deford, the man who assisted Marcus Seated aft, we watched the beautiful lake Whitman in saving Oregon for the United

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