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BATTLE IN ARMENIA.

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BATTLE IN ARMENIA. GREAT SLAUGHTER OF THE CHRISTIANS, According ta advices from tbe interior the ) ^â â¢ii'kish troops have captured Zeitun, and the ¡ lQhabitancs have Had. to the mountains It Ãf3 stated that in the assault ef the town *nd roufc which followed, 2,300 Armenians their lives, and 1^50 Turkish casualties ,r« reported. It was fuliy anticipated the â tnenian insurgents would be completely Pushed, as they could not oftor any 'factual resisk nee to a Turkish force of 12,0@0 111en with seven guns. The Embassies of the Scveral Powers are :-t present engnjed in tables of the number of people killed during the recent disturbances and of ^e tosses sui'foiel by Armenians. They are also drawing up a report on the attitude of the Turkish authorities during the massacres. A LOAN FOR THE TURK. It in rumoured that Messrs Eothsehilds "ave agreed to advance to the Turks two Millions sterling af-ainst a new tax of two I Piastres per e.iise on petroleum, According I to a u other rumour Russia is to receive one f Million on account o» the sums due in cou- beeliaa with the war indemnity, aud that lb" Russian Government has effectively, although informallv guaranteed Messrs. Rothschilds. I cannot vouch for the correct- ness of either of these rumours. Such a new tax as is suggested would be illegal unless the consent of the Great Powers was first ^htaineJ. Th", Daily Chronicle's Constantinople "respondent wires:âIt is idle to assert t ''lat peace and tranquility are restored here. 5^ Tiey are not, and nover will be so long as te rtain officials who organised U.e massacres 0 Maintained in their positions. One in- ..Lance of the cruelty of the-e ollicials may be Recorded. A Turkish officer, whose name I Jave, went on Oct. 26 So the village of Kes- and obtoinei £ 590 iu goid and jewel- lery from the Armenian women under a demise to protect the males from niassaeare. *-v-C'.ei Iheiess, he contrived to separate the ana children from their relatives, and be, them killed. It is the man who planned 1;,e massacres in the villages round JBaiburt, hois by no means the only official who is *'â '«<!y of similar brutality. They are now n:, aii ihey can to prevent the Armenians' tJo n:, aii ihey can to prevent the Armenians' boeoming Known abroad. t torn a business point of view, the outlook 's d/oadful. Commerce is annihilated, famine h supreme, and if heip is .:ot speedily given, a,i the survivors of the butchery must die of hunger. As 1 write hunger and disease are Co>up!eting the work carried out by the tyrant before whom Christian Europe stands Paralysed and helpless to stay the hand el the destroyer. VIGOROUS ACTION BY THE UNITED STATES. W/.siiivuio.v, Monday. The remove! of all Americans from Turkey 18 urged before the United SLates formally demands a specific sum as an indemnity, this Probably being a quasi-ultimatum.

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