Turkish Officers Halted Troops and Left Armenians Unscatched.
Dr. Frederick G. Coan, a missionary who recently returned from Turkey, tells how the sight of the American flag halted 15,000 Turkish soldiers on their way to massacres 15,000 Armenians who had taken refuge with the missionaries in Uramia. According to Dr. Coan, it was in the spring of 1918 when the Turks were especially severe against the Armenians. Before an onrush of the Ottoman soldiers the 15,000 Christians had taken refuge in the missionary reservation. One morning his mind, he heard that the Turkish soldiers had started for the reservation. He raised the American flag above the ground and when the Turkish officers saw it they halted the troops and left the Armenians unscathed.