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CAMBRIAN GOSSIP.

WOMEN'S CHAT.

A GREAT RAILWAY MAKER.

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A GREAT RAILWAY MAKER. The death is announced of General Annenkoff, the constructor of the Transcaspian Railway. Born in St. Petersburg in 1838, Michael Annenkoff was from an early age destined by his father for a military career. In 1863 he entered the Corps of Pioneers of the Guard, afterwards joining the Staff Academy. The services which he rendered in the Polish Insurrec- tion gained him the rank of colonel when he was only 28. During the Franco-Prussian War he accompanied the German Army in the quality of Military Attache. He subsequently held a command under Skobeleffin the Merv Campaign, in the course of which he was wounded. The task of organising and supervising the construction of strategic railways in Turkestan was entrusted to him, and the comple- tion of the great Transcaspian line, which Skobeleff began, must be set down to his credit. The idea of a trans-Siberian railway from European Russia to the Chinese frontier was also largely evolved and suggested by General Annenkoff.

GLASGOW SOLICITOR'S DISAPPEARANCE.

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iTHE PEACE CRUSADE.]

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