TWO KINDS OF CULTURE.
THE RUSSLVN CONQUEROR. The ‘Den,’ of Pctrograd, gives an inteicsting pen picture of the arrival of the rtw Russian Governor of Bukovina, General Navrotsky, at Tchernovitey, the capital of the province. The Governor arrived at midday, surrounded by a suite of Russian officers. He entered the Town Hall, wheie ho was received by the Mayor of Tchernovitsy, Dr Weis el berg, and the leading citizen. ■ Aduiessing them in Russian, tho general said: “I b.g to inform you that 1 am sent here as your Governor. Please instruct one of your leading fellow-citizens to be attached to me as a measure of protection for me. I promise you that the Russian troops will treat everybody with every cousiderat.on. I solemnly guarantee you the fullest safety and the protection of your propei ty. I shall expect you to treat our army with respect and consideration." Ihe Mayor replied by saying that the Russian army could bo sure oi the most correct attitude of the population. He assured the new Governor that no hostage was necessary, as the people of Tchernovitsy had already proved tneir good faith. The Governor ‘admitted that the conduct of the jieople had been beyond reproach, but insisted on the hostage. Ihon the .Mayor made a step forward and sard: “I am at your disposal.” General JS'tivrotbky thanked Dr »» cise.berg, and told him that he might consider himself as free and at his old post, the Mayor remarking: “My honor will bo vour hostage.” ’ After this formal scene the general enlaced the Mayor in an infoimal interview, inquiring about the local situation, municipal alfa.rs. etc., and then proceeded to inspect the city. The civic life went on as if nothing had happened, as if no drastic change had occuircd in the administration.
THE GERMAN CONQUEROR. Sidti by e.de with the above report the newspaper publishes extracts from Warsaw papers descr.bing the doings of the Gorman. authorities in Kalish, the Polish Louvain. , . Having practically devastated this peaceful and 'prosperous town, the Huns have now declared the whole Government of Kalish annexed to Prussia, and introduced "conscription.” Xho conscription order extends to the town of Kalish and eight villages in the vicinity. All males between 16 and 45 are called upon to join the Kaiser’s forces. The mobilisation was to commence on September 18. But long before that date German soldiers began rushing into private houses and dragging away youths and men of military age. In the first few days of German ‘‘conscription” 22 men were shot for disobeying the dastardly order. ‘‘An’ epidemic of suicides,” concludes the report, is now raging in the town. . , 'Some consolation may be derived from the news that the recent German commandant at Kalish, the man_ guilty of the destruction of this ancient city, the notorious -Major Preisker, is now a prisoner at Lublin. When he appeared m the streets, being led, together with oth.r Gorman prisoners of war, by Russian guards, people recognised brnaruJ jnsoed him. He vainly tried to hide lum.-elf behind the backs of his fdlow-pnsoners.
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TWO KINDS OF CULTURE., Evening Star, Issue 15666, 3 December 1914