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Colonel Le Messurier, lecturing at Simla on the Russians in Central Asia, dealt with the question of steam transport on the Caspian. He stated that the Russians, even with their present steamers, were able to convey 47,000 men from Batoum to Uzun Ada, the starting point of the Transcaspian Railway, in twelve days. The railway, he said, had been pushed forward two and ahalf miles daily, and would now be carried northwards to join the great Siberian-Pacific Railway. When that line had been completed twelve days only would be required to go from St. Petersburg to Vladivostok, and fifteen to Pekin,

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Page 1 Advertisements Column 8, Evening Star, Issue 8046, 24 October 1889

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Page 1 Advertisements Column 8 Evening Star, Issue 8046, 24 October 1889