FOR SYRIAN WAR SUFFERERS.
Congregational Missionary Here to Organize Branch Relief Committee.
Dr. Clarence D. Ussher, Congregational Missionary
Dr. Clarence D. Ussher, Congregational missionary and physician, arrived in Kansas City yesterday. Dr. Ussher is the guest of Dr. A. T. Schauffler and is here to interest Kansas Cityans in the organizing of a branch committee for Syrian war sufferers' relief. He is a graduate of the Kansas City Medical college and formerly practiced medicine here.
Dr. Ussher will make his first address before a missionary meeting at the Prospect Avenue Congregational church tonight. He will talk at the First and Westminster Congregational churches on Sunday, and is scheduled to address the City Club on next Tuesday.
"Two hundred thousands of Christians in Armenia are hiding in Turkish homes," declared Dr. Ussher, "and it is not the Turkish people, but the cruel hordes in the army who are massacring the Armenians."
Dr. Ussher said that more than 300,000 Armenians in their native country and in Persia are starving. In Damascus and the larger cities of Asia Minor 250,000 more are in serious straits because of a lack of food.
Dr. Ussher's personal experiences in Van, where the Turks killed 55,000 Christians, bring back sad memories now. His wife died fourteen days after they left the city with the fleeing Russians.