6,000 Armenians Die in a Great Massacres

The Town of Van is Scene of Slaughter

Natives Are Doing Their Utmost to Defend Themselves, But Help is Badly Needed

London, May 18-Six thousand Armenians have been massacred at Van, in Armenia, Asiatic Turkey, according to a dispatch received in official quarters in London today from the Russian consul at Urumiah, Persia.

The message is dated May 15. It adds that the Armenians are defending themselves to the utmost against the Turks and Kurds arrayed against them, but that help is urgently needed.”

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