Plan of the Salt Lake expedition Great sandy deserts Sufferings from thirst Ogden's River Trails and smoke of lurking savages Thefts at night A trapper's revenge Alarms of a guilty conscience A murderous victory Californian
mountains Plains along the Pacific Arrival at Monterey Account of the place and neighborhood Lower California Its extent The Peninsula Soil Climate Production Its settlements by the Jesuits Their sway over the Indians Their expulsion Ruins of a missionary establishment Sublime scenery Upper California Missions Their power and policy Resources of the country Designs of foreign nations
The same waves wash the moles of the new-built Californian
towns, but yesterday planted by the recentest race of men, and lave the faded but still gorgeous skirts of Asiatic lands, older than Abraham; while all between float milky-ways of coral isles, and low-lying, endless, unknown Archipelagoes, and impenetrable Japans.
Fogg, on reaching shore, proceeded to find out at what hour the first train left for New York, and learned that this was at six o'clock p.m.; he had, therefore, an entire day to spend in the Californian
It was ruined, but not a ruin--a typical Californian
substitute for what are known to guide-bookers abroad as "monuments of the past." With scarcely a glance at this uninteresting structure Jaralson moved on into the dripping undergrowth beyond.
The following illustrative lines were written of a Californian
gentleman in high political preferment, who has passed to his accounting:
I overheard Henderson and another of the hunters, Standish, a Californian
, talking about it.
I heard a Californian
student in Heidelberg say, in one of his calmest moods, that he would rather decline two drinks than one German adjective.
The first time he had lifted the chant of "Like Argus of the Ancient Times," had been in 1849, when, twenty-two years' of age, violently attacked by the Californian
fever, he had sold two hundred and forty Michigan acres, forty of it cleared, for the price of four yoke of oxen, and a wagon, and had started across the Plains.
"A beauty, a regular beauty, the perfect type of the Californian
You see what the Jersey district of heaven is, for whites; well, the Californian
district is a thousand times worse.
Simon has no property of his own save the small estate of Birchmoor, it is obvious that the Californian
heiress is not the only gainer by an alliance which will enable her to make the easy and common transition from a Republican lady to a British peeress.'"
"Well, I don't know about Californians
. They were Americans, all right.