In a report dated the 8th inst., the Imperial Consul in Aleppo reports the following:
about a week ago, Kurds massacred Armenians in Tell Ermen and a neighbouring Armenian village. The large churches have been destroyed. Mr. von Mikusch personally saw 200 bodies. The militia and gendarmes have at least tolerated the massacre and have probably taken part in it.
Replacements (released prisoners) including their officer have spoken happily of massacres between Nisibin and Tell Ermen and have completely plundered an Armenian village, the inhabitants of which were massacred.
In Djarabulus, corpses, often bound together, drifted down the Euphrates River."
The latter includes, among others, the Vilayet Diyarbekir in which the Armenians are said to be persecuted with particular cruelty. The court marital in Diyarbekir is presently carrying out an investigation against a number of the leaders of the Dashnaktsutiun Association on suspicion of treasonable activities. It is assumed that all of the accused, including those who formerly held close contact with the Young Turk Committee "Unity and Progress," will be sentenced to death. Nothing more can be learned here about other events there. In his despair, the Armenian Bishop (Murachasta) of Diyarbekir is supposed to have committed suicide.
On the 8th inst., Mr. von Scheubner sent a telegram from Erzurum that, according to the latest news from Baibourt, Erzindjan and Terdshan, the Armenian massacres have begun there once again. He is of the opinion that these atrocities by the committee, whose members there play a fateful role as co-government, are being supported under the connivance of the authorities.