Horrible Outrages in Armenia.
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Constantinople, June 23 The Insurgents at Erwan sacked and burned four Armenian villages. Cossacks subsequently inflicted enormous losses, capturing 900 insurgents. The leaders of the movement and the Mullahs were executed. Many other Armenian villages have been surrounded at Badambu. Eight hundred Christians were compelled to embrace Islamism. Many women were outraged at Djagrakke m the presence of their husbands and sons, and 37 men were beheaded m the presence of their wives and children.
At Woodville Police Court on Thursday Ellen Little was committed for trial on a charge of perjury m giving evidence at an inquiry into a fire on April laat. The Premier has received a letter from a gentleman m Hong Kong to the effect that there is a splendid opportunity to start an enterprise tor the supply of meat and dairy produce m the Tar East. Mr Seddon is awaiting information with regard to demand, prices current, etc., which he expects to receive ia the course of a few weeks. The Premier has received a cable message from the High Commissioner stating that tha Postal, Union Congress has been fixed for the first weak m April of next year, at $ome, and also that the Pacific Cable Conference opened yesterday m London. At the Woodville Magistrate's Court on Thursday, William Campbell, contractor, was fined 10a and costs for paying wages to one of his workmen on licensed premises. The Magistrate, Mr James, said the case was a unique one, and should serve as a warning to others. Father Hays, temperance lecturer, gave his first address at Gisborne on Thursday, there being a great crowd of all denominations, and many were unable to gain admission, The Mayor presided. The proceedings were marked with enthusiasm, and over 400 took the pledge,
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Ashburton Guardian, Ashburton Guardian, Volume XXII, Issue 6604, 24 June 1905
Horrible Outrages in Armenia. Ashburton Guardian, Volume XXII, Issue 6604, 24 June 1905
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