The Union Pacific Railway, Eastern Division: Or, Three Thousand Miles in a Railway Car

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Ringwalt & Brown, 1867 - Electronic book - 95 pages
 

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Page 14 - alternate section of public land, designated by odd numbers, to the amount of ten alternate sections per mile on each side of the said railroad on the line thereof and within the limits
Page 14 - by the United States, or to which a pre-emption or homestead claim may not have attached at the time the line of the road is definitely fixed.
Page 14 - line of railroad and telegraph as they would have been entitled to if they had connected their line with the Union Pacific Railroad on the one hundredth degree of longitude.
Page 55 - bloody bones the wolf doth gnaw. Hoo! hoo! hoo! the Muscolgee : Wah ! wah ! wah ! the blasted tree ! •A fagot from the blasted tree Fired the lodge of the Muscolgee : His sinews serve to string my bow When bent to lay his brethren low. Hoo! hoo!
Page 14 - said railroad on the line thereof and within the limits of twenty miles on each side of said road not sold, reserved, or otherwise
Page 14 - said company shall be entitled to only the same amount of the bonds of the United States to aid in the construction of
Page 55 - •chorus : Hoo ! hoo! hoo ! the Muscolgee : Wah ! wah ! wah ! the blasted tree ! I slew the chief of the Muscolgee, I burnt his squaw at a blasted tree ! By the hind legs I tied up his cur,
Page 94 - him und dey tea'd him dill dey roon him to de ground. Hans Breitmann vent to Kansas; troo all dis earthly land, a vorkin out life's mission here soobyectifly und grand. Some
Page 80 - six dollars against a pair of boots that he would go out and in less than two hours bring in the scalp of an Abolitionist. He went
Page 55 - wah! the blasted tree ! I stripped his skull all naked and bare, And here's his scalp with a tuft of hair : His heart is in the ea.gle's maw,

About the author (1867)

Charles Godfrey Leland was born in Philadelphia on August 15, 1824, the eldest child of commission merchant Charles Leland and his wife Charlotte. Leland loved reading and language. When he moved to Europe to study law, he became intrigued with German culture, gypsy lore, the language of Romany, and Shelta, an ancient dialect spoken by Irish and Welsh gypsies. After his law studies were completed, Leland became a journalist, working for such periodicals as P.T. Barnum's Illustrated News, Vanity Fair, and Graham's Magazine. The mid-to-late 1850s were very eventful for Leland; he published his first book, Meister Karl's Sketch-Book in 1855 and married Eliza Bella Fisher in 1856. What probably clinched his fame was "Hans Breitmann's Party" a German dialect poem that he wrote under the pen name Hans Breitmann and that captured the Pennsylvania Dutch dialect and humor. While he was best known for his essays, poetry, and humor, Leland also firmly believed that the industrial arts were the keys to a good education, and he wrote many textbooks on the subject. Leland spent most of the latter part of his life in Europe, writing a wealth of books. He died in Florence, Italy, on March 20, 1903.

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