Turkish Spies In Hotel -nyt19151029

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Guard at an Armenian, but House Detective Chased Them Away

OCTOBER 29, 1915

A search for Turkish spies was begun in the Waldorf-Astoria Hotel yesterday noon by House Detective John Dillon when it was reported to him that four suspicious looking persons more than once passed a table where Vahan Cardashain, until recently Turkish Commissioner to the Panama-Pacific Exposition, was dining with several friends. Mr. Cardashian, an Armenian subject of Turkey, ceased to be Commissioner son after a letter he wrote to William Jennings Bryan in confirmation of Armenian atrocities was turned over to Ambassador von Bernstorff.

The ex-Commissioner was a little tardy at luncheon, and his friends grew anxious. When he finally arrived, they confided to him their fears, but they merely caused smiles on the part of Mr. Cardashain. However, when the four strangers several times passed the Cardashian table with ominous glances, the house detective was called. As soon as he appeared, the suspects departed toward Fifth Avenue. Mr. Cardashain took a train for Washington.

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