Pop. about 50,000 63 miles from Vlad.
This town is the junction and end of double track from Vlad. The main line runs to Harbin, the Amur line to Khabarovsk, 1175 miles away. This town has a large railroad yard and also a nice city. This place is where the Zcecks had a hard fight with the Bolsheviks, killing many. The country West of here is good country and is very level for about 60 miles. Toward Khab. it also is in good shape.
Pop. 2000,000 483 miles to Vlad.
Railway center of Trans-Siberian and Chinese Eastern Railway. This is the finest town in Manchuria. Large big station with a park (unreadable) There are three parts to this town, New, Old Harbin, and China Town. On this section they have American locomotives. The town has thousands of rickshaws run by coolies. The Soogaree (Songhua) river runs through this town, big boats come here. About 20 miles south of town a decisive battle was fought between the Russians and the Japanese. There is a line that runs to Port Arthur on the Chinese Eastern Railway. The town has many fine churches.
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