The Great Siberian Railway

Russia has succeeded in keeping herself "in the public eye" for some time, and the end is not yet. Not only in politics, diplomacy, and multiplied internal disturbances has she been making history, but in industrial and commercial development as well.

The building of the great Trans-Continental railway is an undertaking of such colossal proportions and world-engaging significance that its very suggestion would have amazed the dreamers of relatively recent times, and yet it is going on to its completion, and a five days' trip to Liverpool will soon be the only "floating interval" between America and the shores of "far Cathay." In anticipation of the approaching holiday trip, the following description of the conveniences provided for the journey is of interest. The ride from Moscow to Port Arthur will consume about fourteen days, and the train on which we are to travel is described as follows, in the columns of the Literary Digest:

"The trans-Siberian express is composed of six coaches, one first and two second-class, a saloon-coach containing a dining-room and a library, and a baggage car. The cars are heated by means of hot water, and are lighted both within and without by electricity.

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Christian Science
June 6, 1901

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