Macedonians not Quelled


Boris Sarafoff Says They Will Bise Again If Conditions Are Not Improved.

London Times—New York Times - Special Cablegram.

LONDON, Nov. 18.—The correspondent of The Times at Sofia telegraphs an interview which he has had with Boris Sarafoff. The young man, who is under thirty years of age, bears traces of the hardships which he has undergone during the past nine months, but his health does not appear to have been impaired.
He has fought twenty battles with the Turks, has lost several trusted lieutenants, and has had several narrow escapes. Frequently he was compelled to fight his way with his band through a cordon of the enemy. He says that the hostilities which have been suspended will not be resumed in the Spring if the powers produce an improvement of conditions in Macedonia.
Al the same time, he is not sanguine about the Austro-Russian scheme. He says that a number of small bands remain in the mountains of Macedonia prepared to renew the insurrection if necessary. While this will hot be possible in the districts which were devastated this year, many other districts, especially in Central Macedonia are comparatively intact and would be ready to rise next Spring.
All the rifles and ammunition required are deposited in safe hiding places in the mountains.

November 18,1903 The New York Times

Boris Sarafov in newspapers

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