Overland Through Asia: Pictures of Siberian, Chinese, and Tartar Life

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American publishing Company, 1870 - 608 pages
 

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Contents

Baggage for shore travelMuch wine and little breadA perplexing
79
CHAPTER VIII
95
CHAPTER IX
102
CHAPTER X
110
CHAPTER XI
124
CHAPTER XII
135
CHAPTER XIII
148
CHAPTER XIV
158
First view of ChinaA beautiful regionPetrovskyWomen in the water
170
EkaterinNikolskoiThe Province of the AmoorCharacter of the
184
CHAPTER XVII
194
CHAPTER XVIII
206
CHAPTER XIX
217
The upper AmoorSagayan cliffHunting for goldRich gold mines
232
CHAPTER XXI
240
CHAPTER XXII
250
A hotel at StratenskA romantic courtshipStarting overlandA diffi
256
An extensive houseA Russian gold minerStories of the exilesPolish
262
CHAPTER XXIV
275
CHAPTER XXV
285
A COLD BATA
291
TAIL PIECE
295
CHAPTER XXVI
296
OUR FERRY BOAT
297
EQUAL RIGHTS
300
AMATEUR CONCERT IN SIBERIA
304
CHAPTER XXVII
306
CHINESE MANDARIN
307
INTERIOR OF CHINESE TEMPLE FULL PAGE FACE PAGE
310
TAROCGH ORDINARY EYES 814
314
CHAPTER XXVIII
316
LEGAL TENDER
319
Russian PETS
321
POxy EXPRESS
322
A DISAGREEABLE APPENDAGE
323
PUNISHMENT POR BURGLARY 824
325
CHINESE TAEATRE
326
CHINESE TIGER
327
CHAPTER XXIX
329
CHINESE PUNISHMENT FULL PAGE FACE PAGE
332
The great cities of ChinaPekin and its interesting featuresThe Chinese
336
PROVISION DEALER
337
CAIXESE MENDICANTS
339
THE FAVORITE
341
FEMALE FEET AND SHQE
342
114 A LOTTERY PRIZE
343
A PEKIN CAB
345
PRIEST IN TEMPLE OF CONFUCIUS
346
COMFORTS AND CONVENIENCES
349
TAIL PIECEOPIUM PIPE
350
CHAPTER XXXI
351
A MUSICAL STOP
352
NANKOW Pass FULL Page FACE PAGE
354
RACING AT THE KALGAN FAIR
357
STREETS IN KALGAN
358
IN GOOD CONDITION
359
A journey through MongoliaChinese dislike to foreign travel Leaving
360
LOST IN THE DESERT OP GOBI
363
127 MONGOL DINNER TABLE
366
CROSSING THE TOLLA FULL PAGE FACE PAGE
367
TEE SCHOOLVASTER
370
TAIL PIECE
371
Wild BOAR Hust
375

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Page 284 - ... strayed, But for the slanting stone, To evening's ocean, with the tangled braid Of foam-flecked Oregon. So from the heights of Will Life's parting stream descends, And, as a moment turns its slender rill, Each widening torrent bends, — From the same cradle's side, From the same mother's knee, — One to long darkness and the frozen tide, One to the Peaceful Sea ! THE PROMISE.
Page 226 - ... keep the word of promise to the ear, and break it to the hope" — we have presumed to court the assistance of the friends of the drama to strengthen our infant institution.
Page 584 - Among the irregular troops of Russia, the most important are the Cossacks. The country of the Don Cossacks contains from 600,000 to 700,000 inhabitants. In case of necessity, every Cossack, from fifteen to sixty years of age, is bound to render military service. The usual regular military force, however, consists of fifty-four cavalry regiments, each numbering 1,044 men, making a total of 56,376.
Page 522 - Russian traders crossing the steppes, but are careful not to attack unlceS the odds are on their own side. The Russians have applied their diplomacy among the Kirghese and pushed their boundaries far to the southward. They have purchased titles to districts controlled by powerful chiefs, and, after being fairly settled, have continued negotiations for more territory. They make use of the hostility between the different tribes, and have managed so that nearly every feud brought advantages to Russia....
Page 136 - ... the soul ! The first time we heard it we could not help making a sorrowful comparison between this pagan town, where all prayed in common, with the cities of Europe, where people would blush to make the sign of the cross in public.
Page 583 - Russia were drawn, previous to the year 1871, from the classes of peasants and artisans, partly and principally by means of a conscription, partly by the adoption of the sons of soldiers, and partly by voluntary enlistment. In January 1871, a law of military re-organisation was sanctioned by the Emperor, which came into force in 1872.
Page 29 - O'er the horizon's curved rim, — Or to islands of the blest, — He with me and I with him — Outward bound. Nothing but a speck we seem In the waste of waters round, Floating, floating like a dream, — Outward bound.
Page 173 - Amnr belongs to the empire of Russia, and the territory on the right bank (to the south) to the junction of the River Usuri to the empire of China.
Page 136 - Ssa a touching custom, which we are in some sort jealous of finding among infidels. In the evening, as soon as the light declines, the Thibetans, men, women, and children, cease from all business and assemble in the principal parts of the city and in the public squares. As soon as the groups are formed, every one sits down on the ground, and begins slowly to chant his prayers in an under tone, and this religious concert produces an immense and solemn harmony throughout the city, powerfully affecting...
Page 584 - Cossacks, numbering some 200,000 men. 2. Navy. The Russian navy consists of two great divisions, the fleet of the Baltic, and that of the Black Sea. Each of these two fleets is again subdivided into sections, of which three are in or near the Baltic, and two in or near the Black Sea.

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