Foreign News: COME, GRANDSON, LET US CUT DOWN THE ORCHARD.

From a Russian correspondent of the London Times last week came this typically Russian account of scorched-earth tactics in the Cossack country.

It is a sultry, stifling day. A burning haze hovers over the dusty street of the stanitsa [Cossack village] of Starominskaya. Usually deserted at this hour, Starominskaya is filled with unaccustomed activity. Windows, doors and gates of all the cottages are flung wide open, and in each courtyard stands a wagon to which a pair of sturdy horses is harnessed. Villagers take only the most essential belongings; the rest will be buried under cover of darkness where the invaders...

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