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LEVANT WANTS GUIDANCE
“We want peace of justice,” says Tartar chief. “We are not Bolheviki, but neither Armenians nor ourselves know how to govern.'
The condition of the people in the middle east was discussed reently near Ervan by Shammyl Bey, the Tartar chief who saved the Harbord mission from robbery and imprisonment by his fellow pandits. The talk took place at night around a camp fire, where the Associated Press correspondent and others were prisoners. “What we vant above all," said the Tartar chief, "is a peace of justice, which fan be brought about only by a strong outside power that will punish he guilty. We are not: Bolsheviki. All we know is that once we had property and now we are reduced to beggary and robbery by race quarrels. Neither the Armenians nor ourselves know how to govern." F(Constantinople, October 26, 1919, By the Associated Press).
“Run your eye down the six centuries which separate us from Othman and you will find that no group has so easily amalgamated all comers, except the Armenians, as the Turk.”—Page 304.
“The Turk despises the poise, the suavity, the philosophic dignity, the proud fervour of the Arab whom good fortune cannot heat or illfate depress. The Arab abhors the precise routine, the endless pains, aims and papers in details, the vigorous authority of the Turk passing by the indifference or dislike of the ineffective many and relentlessly crushing the few who may give trouble.”—Page 319.-(Turkey, Problem of Today.)
“Major Carroll created a small sensation at the luncheon when, in answering a question about the Turkish situation, he said the Turk is the best citizen.in that part of the world. 'He is a good worker and you can rely on what he says. I would rather deal with a Turk than any other nationality in that part of Europe,' said the speaker. Asked as to the wanton massacre of other peoples by the Turks, Major Carroll said that was not an exhibition of personal hatred but a fanatical outburst worked up by leaders and was not really the fault of the individual Turk. He said such lamentable occurrences were not a real part of the Turk's life, but were more like a rabbit shooting jaunt after the day's work was done.”—(The Oregonian of October 15, 1922.)
ZECH. XI:1-14-B. C. 487
and the other I called Bands; and
I fed the flock. 1 Open thy doors, O Lebanon, that the fire may devour thy ce
8 Three shepherds also I cut off dars.
in one month; and my soul
loathed them, and their soul also 2 Howl, fir trees; for the cedar abhorred me. is fallen; because the mighty are spoiled: Howl, O ye oaks of Ba
9 Then said I, I will not feed shan; for the forest of the vintage you: that that dieth, let it die; is come down.
and that that is to be cut off, let
it be cut off; and let the rest eat 3 There is a voice of the howl
every one the flesh of another. ing of the shepherds; for their glory is spoiled: a voice of the 10 | And I took my staff, even roaring of young lions; for the Beauty, and cut it asunder, that pride of Jordan is spoiled. I might break my covenant which
I had made with all the people. 4 Thus saith the Lord my God; Feed the flock of the slaughter;
11 And it was broken in that
day: and so the poor of the flock 5 Whose possessors slay them, that waited upon me knew that it and hold themselves not guilty:
was the word of the LORD. and they that sell them say, Blessed be the LORD; for I am rich: and
12 And I said unto them, If ye their own shepherds pity them not. think good, give me my price; and
if not, forbear. So they weighed 6 For I will no more pity the in- for my price thirty pieces of silver. habitants of the land, saith the LORD: but, lo, I will deliver the 13 And the Lord said unto me, men every one into his neighbour's Cast it unto the potter: a goodly hand, and into the hand of his price that I was prised at of them. king: and they shall smite the And I took the thirty pieces of silland, and out of their hand I will ver, and cast them to the potter in not deliver them.
the house of the LORD.
7 And I will feed the flock of 14 Then I cut asunder mine slaughter, even you, O poor of the other staff, even Bands, that I flock. And I took unto me two might break the brotherhood bestaves; the one I called Beauty, tween Judah and Israel.