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Wealthy Manufacturer from Windau Will Tour Southern States

JULY 31, 1915

Sasamuel Glushanck, a wealthy cotton manufacturer of Windau, Russia arrived in New York yesterday aboard the steamer Kurks to confer with members of the New York Cotton Exchange as to the means for shipping cotton to Russia direct. He will tour the Southern States before returning to Russia, he said.

On the same vessel came Neville Ussher, the 14-years-old son of an American missionary who had been living at Van in Southern Turkey. He said that when the Armenians in the district refused to enlist in the Turkish Army they were treated cruelly by the soldiers acting under the orders of Djevded Bey, the Governor, who is a brother-in-law of Enver Pasha. Neville Ussher said that before the Russians came 15,000 Armenian men, women, and children were killed by the Turks in and around Van. The last thing the soldiers did before leaving was to fire on the castle and kill several old men and women. Five thousand Turkish women and children were left behind and the Armenians wanted to wreak vengeance on them but the Russian General ordered them to be protected. The boy added that there was no time to be scared in Europe now because persons were being killed everywhere every day, and people took no notice of it.

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