November 4, 1890
CONSTANTINOPLE, Nov. 3. — An encounter has occurred between a detachment of Turkish troops and a band of armed Armenians, near Erzengan, seventy-five miles southwest of Erzeroum, in Armenia. Seven of the soldiers were killed and fifteen were wounded.
Acting under an order issued by the Sultan, the Governor of Erzeroum summoned all the Moslems to the mosques, where exhortations were read in regard to their treatment of Christians. In the exhortations the Christians were termed brothers, and the Moslems were called upon to treat them with respect. They also declared that the Sultan was determined to protect the Christians within his dominions.