There was no town where we expected to stop before reaching Tumen, fifteen hundred versts away.
These barges go as far as Tumen with their cargoes, but of this more hereafter.
The population of Tumen is about twenty thousand, and said to be rapidly increasing.
The posting from Tumen westward is better organised than in Eastern Siberia.
These carpets were made by hand in the villages around Tumen, their material being goat's hair.
In consideration of these facilities, double the government rate of fare is charged by the company from Tumen to Perm.
About six hours after we had left Tumen, we arrived at a place where we had to take different roads.
The distance from Tumen to Ekaterineburg is 240 miles,—time occupied thirty-five hours.
It was a gift made to him at Tumen, when the convoy was passing through the town.
For example, the distance by water from Omsk to Tumen is 3000 versts, and by land only 632.