RUSSIA: Caterpillars, Sirens, Valuta

RUSSIA

Caterpillars, Sirens, Valuta

Among cities Vladivostok is "The Last Place On Earth." Recently to this extreme terminus of Russian railways, to this jumping off place for Kamchatka (if one must jump off—see p. 32) came breezy Henry Wales, of the Chicago Tribune. He reported:

"Vladivostok is much like San Francisco, physically, built on and around a dozen steep hills, but there are only two lines of street cars and no taxis in town. Most of the lugging is done with Chinese carriers, who have a sort of chair arrangement they pack on their...

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