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DETAILS OF ARMENIAN PLOT



DETAILS OF ARMENIAN PLOT * FAMINE MENACES MISSION * TURKS RETAKE A POSITION

MAY 19, 1915


DETAILS OF ARMENIAN PLOT


Conspirators Planned to Kill the Sultan, Enver Pasha, and Germans


PARIS, May 18.-- Report from Constantinople confirm the discovery of a plot organized by Armenians and Turks opposed to the new regime to assassinate the Sultan, Enver Pasha, Field Marshal von der Goltz, and General Limon von Sanders, according to the Journal's Athens correspondent.

Two Armenians, the Journal says, were to have blown up the Karakeul bridge connecting Stamboul and Galate on the Sultan's birthday, while the ruler, accompanied by his commanders, was crossing to attend a ceremony at the mosque of St. Sephin. The plot is said to have been revealed by a son of Zograph Effend, an Armenian Deputy of Constantinople.

The correspondent says that 400 Armenians have been arrested and that their fate is unknown while Kurds have received orders to burn two large villages near Van.



FAMINE MENACES MISSION


Morgenthau Cables an Appeal for Aid for Stations in Turkey


BOSTON, May 18.--The American Road of Commissioners for Foreign Missions today received the following cablegram, dated May 15, from the American Ambassador at Constantinople, Henry Morgentau:

"All stations begging relief funds. Some say starvation threatened. Please help quickly."

The stations mentioned are the seventeen posts of the board in Turkey.



DETAILS OF ARMENIAN PLOT


Conspirators Planned to Kill the Sultan, Enver Pasha, and Germans


CONSTANTINOPLE, (via London,) May 18. --The following official statement was issued here today:

"On the Dardanelles front near Avi Burnu, there have been very small artillery and infantry engagements, but no important action. Some small transport ships have been damaged by our shells.

"Our troops on the right wing have retaken a height 200 meters from our positions.

"A French cruiser yesterday landed Sarskale, west of Mekri on the southern shore of the Gulf of Smyrna, Sixty soldiers, who fled when out coast guards replied to their rifle fire. Other cruisers landed about 100 soldiers near Sefat, west of Tenika. On the night of May 15-16 two enemy ships which were cruising near the Smyrna forts returned after being damaged by our batteries.



A hard copy of this article or hundreds of others from the time of the Armenian Genocide can be found in The Armenian Genocide: News Accounts From The American Press: 1915-1922




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