About 250 Slain at Tamvot While 150 Die in Streets of Ardanuten
Petrograd, Feb 23-The Tiflis correspondent of the Russkoe Slovo learns that when news of the Russian occupation of Ardahan was received the Mussulmans of Ardanuten organized a systematic massacre. One hundred and fifty Armenians were led out into the streets and shot or had their throats cut. Old Turkish residents who had been for years on friendly terms with Armenians slew in cold blood old acquaintances, carefully counting the corpses in order to make sure that entire families had been wiped out. Two hundred and fifty Armenians were massacred at Tamvot, and the women were carried into captivity.