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MASSACRE AT ADANA.

ARMENIANS' DESPERATE RESISTANCE. CHRISTIANS THREATENED. CONSTANTINOPLE, April 19. The two American missionaries killed at Adana were Messrs Maurer and Rogers. The Armenians made a desperate resistance, and inflicted heavy losses on their assailants before they were overpowered. Eight British, French, and German warships are concentrating at Mersina (Asiatic Turkey), where foreigners and Christians have taken refuge in the consulates. It is feared that the Governor's troops will be insufficient to withstand the onslaught of Moslems from the north. British and French warships Have been ordered to Alexandretta, where the Moslems are threatening the Christians. Tarsus has been attacked ,and some of its inhabitants have been massacred, and portion of the town is burning. H.M.S. Triumph has started for Turkish waters, and H.M.S. Diana has been . ordered to Beirut.

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MASSACRE AT ADANA. Auckland Star, Volume XL, Issue 93, 20 April 1909

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