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RUSSIA TO SET FIRE TO WARSAW T
AFTER LAST STAND
Berlin. Warsaw is to be set in
flames by the Russians and destroyed
when Von Hindenburg's forces pene
trate last lines of defenses before the
city, according to information that
reached here today.
i Grand Duke Nicholas said to be
determined that Polish capital shall
not fall into hands of Germans with
its government buildings and church
es unscathed. Reported to have as
signed groups of men to task of ap
plying torch all over city when the
Germans close in and force armies to
Russians already have begun dev
astating villages in path of their re
treat both north and west of Wai
saw and in Riga region to north.
Bridges are being blown up, cattle
driven to rear of Russian forces and
crops either confiscated or destroyed.
Dispatches from Copenhagen today
quoted travelers from island of Goth
land as declaring that flames from
Riga region have lighted up sky
above the Baltic for several nights.
Continuing their advance on War'
saw, Germans have arrived with 13.
miles of city by crossing Utrata river,'
east of Blonie.
North of Warsaw Russian resis
tance has become more stubborn
along Narew, where Germans have
encountered strong defensive posi
tions that may, check advance for
two or three days. Southeast of Lub
lin great battle was raging along the
Wieprz river. Fighting here is of de
cisive character. War office confi
dently awaiting word that Gen. Mack
ensen has battered his way through
Russian lines and seized Lublin
Fetrograd. Repulse of several
strong Turkish attacks in region of
Mush, reported in official statement
today dealing with Caucusus fighting.
Enemy thrown back and forced to
evacuate his positions at Kurmundy.
Russian troops in pursuit
The Hague. Turkish legation here
today issued official denial of reports
that Turkish emissaries were enroute
to Switzerland to make tentative pro
posals for separate peace.
HERE'S ONE GERMAN ENGLISH
RK GEEIEHDE vonESEZOU)
Not all Germans are unpopular in
England. Rev. Gertrude von Petzold,
pastor of a Unitarian church at Bir
mingham, is so highly esteemed by
her English flock that they have pe
titioned the home secretary to grant
her naturalization papers. She has
lived in England 18 years.
MOB ATTACKS TOWN 14 DEAD
Lisbon, July 22. Armed mob early
today attacked municipal offices at
Lamego, Portuguese city of about
10,000 lying 46 miles east of Oporto.
Soldiers fired into crowd killing 14
persons and wounding 15. Cause unknown.