New Armenian Massacres Since Balkan Outbreak. Morgenthau Sends Word of Further Atrocities. Turkey Fails to Answer America’s Warning. Fund to Aid Refugees.

Washington, Oct 12, Armenian massacres in Asiatic Turkey have been renewed with vigor since Bulgaria’s entrance into the war as Turkey’s ally. This information reached the State Department today from Ambassador Morgenthaus who stated that the majority of the Armenians in Asiatic Turkey had been killed. Although representations were made by this Government some time ago warning Turkey that further atrocities against the Armenians would alienate the sympathies of the American people no answer has been received. Earlier representations were met with two concessions promising that those Armenians who wished to leave the country would be permitted to do so unharmed and further that Protestant Armenians would be spared. Information recently reaching this country, however, indicates that these conditions have not been strictly adhered to. From one quarter it was asserted that ‘they were rescinded the next day.” Although $100,000 from private subscription has been placed at Ambassador Morgenthau’s disposal for distribution among the Armenian refugees now banished to desert towns, no arrangements have been made for bringing Armenians to this country as was originally planned, except where friends or relatives send for them. Those Armenians who were spared now are gathered in the country between the Tigres and Euphrates rivers.

 

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