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Lethbridge Herald, The (Newspaper) - October 13, 1917, Lethbridge, Alberta SATURDAY, .13, 1M7 THE DAH.T HERALD PAGE THIRTEEN Plan to Extirpate Armen- ians Originated in Germany; Hun Cannon Killed Them New York, Oft, glaa U titlriwlt fie Armenian CbriiHui frobi Turkey was. "made la Oennuy uil suaiesled to Die Torts by Cer- iflan iad lie Ar- lueajins made a-itand affltoal Ihelr Moalem It waa Oeraua pi- llow aid Cwmaa caaaon that broke iljem up, to tho Her, .M- AAdrUB, mlta- laattr tor Conirefalloaal itaUon it Mardia, UMOpotamla. ho told at hi. Uxlaj-. Geimaai, h> uld, look- .lac forward lo to lain lu and to elim- inate lie ijWiUon lijr let- tUif rU of lie ArnMulu nu. "One thTviyt Ue Tarkj about 11 to AtMw ob roiljVJa rafU on the udenUcl- Uiat Ihey were lo and tbta verft taxea out and' dumped Into the Tlgrla rlTW UM) he laid. "This KM fiata ol af leail'Z.SOO Irom the'victaily. nf Dlarbeklr and lit intiurlx' ID Nor-, rafls, ovoiilj-flTe Kuril Uoatmeu tlifrrn Meiopolamla. "Armed wer wtiluli oacli carried ib to a hundred vfcltini. rowed them out Into (lie deep water. Bilk to llmictil to carry they vent ou lo their llniarina; cltalia on tke below. Wbe> the local meranent emclala leaned Ikat XMleas had the MUle Her tMiMd Mi order tftJLt whoever harbor- ed an Anwlao would i tailed wllh I tke declt to Arneolani. "The Motleiaa tieretore, iwrellir luried IbVulUe MM otar Chila. llau fmmlllet wko cared (or IhMl'ualU Uielr raeoarces exntttaled. Aa4 now tke lateat la- (arnutlu boa MartUi U thai faaia are teuedlalelr forthcomlnc tke thwaand orpbaas mm I be turned upon the streets to atute. meat be end oua. (or A and Syrian relief lhat a motitU ciUd will n'ecumrr. TbaX Is about 17 cenU'a Who will led'one more child lo bit family ud rcckom the 17 cwfa along with what he li hlJ olier Ireo apd at Uie end of. each month t-vA Chi fa lo the Dr. Aidmc hlmteH narrowly escap- ed execution al the hands of Iho of bla work it faVuceorlD? Hie BUlferlnk- He was or-' dered lo bo court marilaUed, which under IJie condlUons, he said, meant Then Iho soldiers would drlfo the I a "mock trial and Ihs culling off of f Armenians to one side of (he rafta I the ilufcndnnl's head." The Armen- until Ihay lilted duoigied them Inlo the rlvor. If they tried lo climb back on Iho rafts tlio soldiers and boatmen bent them or ahol them until all Tlie Oerunns and the Turkish BDV- ernmcnt, Dr. said, looked upou the destruction .of tho Armenians In Turkei as n cold blooded political ]an cuibasay, however, beard of the order arid Inlertered'BO that It rescinded and a decree of eille Issued Instead. .Dr. Andrus, who was.bQTU In ts'ew York cily and graduated Iroui HsniB colloie In 1364 Union Theo- logical seinlnarj- In 18C77, spent fifty years In missionary vrork a.1 MardCn. Mil the actual execution of U into the bands of the Kurds and Turkish soldiers wlio vent about It wllli the (croclly of Moslem religious fanaticism. "At first the Turkish govcTunieru to the German suggestion of i Ihs rcmovaV of the Armenians on Ihe 1 grounds that they were valuable as artisans' and business men and neces-1 Bary to He economic lite ol Ihe Dr; Andrus. "but Ihe f Germans promised to Bunnly men Lo forme, take their places. Having persuaded acreliry. Ihe Turks, the Germans then left il to Iheni lo put the plan Into effect. "Uul Iho TurXlsh soldiers In some places could not overcome the Arm- cnlans. Al Urta, the cily or suircrlnE. miners-at Coal Crecfc and Hlclel con- the Armenians reeolv. _._ _ po'rtallon and defend (heir Innocent families, and their church. They bar- ricaded themselves In Ilielr stone houses In Ihelr quarter. For ten days Hey withstand all the efforts of Hie Turkish soldiery to dislodge them. .In Ihe end they .would have prevailed jconlrlbule an assessed nmouul; each but ttial German officers brought- and- miner being left'to contribute as he fit, instead of having a certain il -have attained the'a'gk'pf twenty were bom not earlier than thVyear 1883, 1917, unmarried; or'are widowers but have pbcteld, anid whoaie not within any of the following .enunWrated ''V 5 or auxiliary defined Vi I. of bur rriijSry'forcw ranied by the Governments of any ......of our byj.bur'Government of India. i :.3. iMen serving in our Royal Navy, or in our Royal MaririeB, or in 'i our Naval' Servioi. of members of our Canadian i Expeditionary Force. v 4.' Men wh'tf have' since1 August 4th; 1914, served in our Military or i Naval Forcea, or in those of our in any theatre of actual war, and have been honourably discharged 5. including members of.any. ricognired order of an exclusive- ly religious character, and ministers of all religious denominations exutuie in Canada K tne dale of .the; passing of our said Military Service Act, p.. Those from military service by Order in Council of August 'and by Order'm Council of December 4th, A moreover1 provided by our laid Military VT Service Act that our- Governor-Qeneral of in Council may-'frpnj time to time by proclamation out on active service as aforesaid any class of men.in the said Act described, arid that all men within the class so called out shall, from the'date of be deemed: to be "soldiers enlisted in the. military service of Canada and iUbject'to law, save in the. said Act otherwise provided! and that.the men to called out shall report'and- shall be placed on active1 service in the Canadian Eiptditionary Force u may beset but'in such'proclamation or in refulationi; but that they shall, until placed on active service, be deemed to be on leave of absence without it is also-provided by the'wid Act thiit at VV time before a date to be fixed by'prpcla- matioc in application rnay be made, by or in respect of any man in the l' tins to be called cot, to one of our local tribunals, established in the manner provided by the said Act province in which luch'man 'ordinarily resides, for a certificate of exemption from aer vice'upon any cf the following ORdUNDS OF (a) That it b expedient in the national interest that the man should, instead of bernf in military service, enf ia other work in which he is habitually engaged; (ib) That it U expedient in the national intereit that the man should, instMd of beinf tmployed in military service, be engaged in other work in which he wishes to be engaged and for which he has special >qualifications; (c) That it is npedient in the national iivter'eit that, instead of being1 employed in military service, he should continue to be educated of .trained, for any .work for which he then being educated or trained! (dj That serioui harchhip would entue, if the man were -placed on active service, owfng to his excrplliooal financial or businew obli- (ationi or Aoroeatic petition; 1. III health That he objects .to the undertakinf of combatant service and W prohibited from M doing by the teneti and articles of faith, )n effect on the sixth day of July, 1917, of any organized re- denontmation eiiitinf 'well recofriiicd in Canada1 at date, ind to which hem good faith betortp; And that of the grouiifi'rf tie certificate of eieaption ahmfl be'gwnied to ntdi moreover it is enacted in and by the provis-' -mns or Act Qf ouf Parliament of cjumda in the 7lh and 8th ysars of our reign, and known as the War Time Elections Act, that certain persons thereby disqualified from vot- ing, with, such of their sons as on polling day are not of legal age, shall be exempt from combatant military and naval service Anrl it is further provided by our sa.d Military rVUU VV HCrCdJ) Smicc Act ,hat for exempuon from Service shall be determined by our said local tribunals, subject to appeal as ia the said Art provided, and that any man, by or in respect of whom an appl, cation for exemption from service is made, shall, so long as such application or any appeal in connection therewith is pend- ing, and during the currency of any exemption granted him, be deemed to be on leave of absence without pay Governor-GenWai of Canada in Council VV llClCd.6, has determined to call out upon active service as aforesaid the men included in Class I as in the said Act and herein- before denned or described Now Therefore Know Ye comprising the men incur said Military Service Act, 1917, and herein- before denned or described es to the said class belonging, on active service in our Canadian Expeditionary Force for the defence of Canads, either within or beyond Canada, ai we may, in the command or direc- tion of our Military Forces', hereafter order or direct. And we do hereby strictly command, require and enjoin that each man who is a member of the said class or before the 10th day of November, 1917, in the prescribed form and manner, report himself for military service, unless application for his exemption shall then have been made by him or by another person entitled to apply on .his behalf wherein our loving subjects, members of the said class, are especially charged not to fail, since not only do-their loyalty and allegiance require and impose the obligation of careful and implicit obedience to these our strict commands and injunctions, but moreover, lest our loving subjects should be ignorant of the consequences which will ensue if they fail to report wi.thinithe time lirmted.Wafaresaid, we do conviction to imprisonment'for any term not exceeding five' years with hard labour, and he shall nevertheless, if we' so require, be compelled to serve immediately in our said Expeditionary Force. And we do hereby proclaim and announce that for the greater con- venience of our subjects, we have directed that prescribed forms, for reporting for service, and for application for exemption from service, may, at any time on or before the said 10th day of November, 1917j be obtained at any post office in our Dominion of Canada and v report) for service and applicationt for exemption from service, U obtained at. any of our said post offices end properly executed, shall be forwarded by our postmaster at the poat office from which the same are obtained to their proper destination as by our regulations pre- scribed, free of postage or any other charge.' And we do 'further inform and notify our loving lunjects that foot tribunals have been" established in convenient localities throughout our Dominion of Canada for the hearing of applications for exemption from service upon any of the statutory grounds, aa. hereinbefore set out that these our loqal tribunals so established will begin to sit in the discharge of their duties on the 8th day' of November, 1917, and that they will continue to sit from day to day thereafter, es may be necesury or convenient, at such times and places at shall be duly notified, urrol all applications for exemption from service shall have been heard and disposed of also that men belonging to. the dasi hereby called out who have not previously to the said 8th day of November; 1917, reported for service, or forwarded applications for exemption through any of oar post offices as aforesaid, may make applications in person for 'exemption from service to any of our said tribunals, on the 8th, 9th 'or 10th day of November, 1917. And we do hereby moreover notify and inform loving who are within the class hereby called out, that if, on or before the 10th day of November; 1917, they report themselves for military service, or if, on or before that day, application for from service be made by them or on their behalf, they will not be required to report for duty, or" be placed upon active service as aforesaid, until a not earlier than the 10th day of December, 1917, which will, by our registrar for the province in which they reported or applied, be notified to them in writing by registered post at their respective addresses as given in their reports for service, or applications for exemption from service, or at such substituted addresses as they may have respectively to bur said registrar; and we do hereby forewarn and the men belonging to. the class hereby called out that tf any of them shall, without just and sufficient cause, fail to report for duty at the time and place required by notice in writing so posted, or (hall fafl to report for duty as otherwise by law required, he shall be subject, to the procedure, pains and penalties by law prescribed as against military deserters. Of all of which our loving subjects, and sit others whom these pres- ents may concern, are hereby required to take notice, rendering strict obedience to and compliance with all these our commands', directions and requirements, and governing, tJbemstlvef accordingly. Tn Testimonv 111 icsumuny to Pttent and the Great Seal of Canada.tbbehereunWurnxed. Witness: Our v Right Trusty and Right Entirely Beloved Cousin and Ctiun.-cilor, Victor Christian William, Duke of Devonshire, Marquess of Hart- ington, Earl of Devonshire, Earl of Baron Cavendish of Hardwicke, Baron Cavendish of Keighley, Knight of Our Most Noble OrdcK of the Qarter One 'of Our Most Honourable Council Knight Grand Cross of Our Most Distinguished Order of Saint Michael- and; Saint QeOrge-; Knifht Grand Crosi of Our J Royal Victorian Order Governor General and Commander-in- of Our Domimofl of Canada.- At Our Government in Our City of OTTAWA, TWELFTH OCTOBER, fn ithe year 6f Our Lord one thousand nine'hun: ;dred and sevehteerii'and in the eighth year "of Our Reign, By Command, ;