The Macedonian Rising


LONDON, Oct. 10.—Conflicting: reports have been received in London as to the situation in Macedonia. Reliable correspondents who have visited Salonika give varying accounts, some to the effect that the rebellion is not important, while others the correspondent in Athens of The Standard, for example, say that the situation is very grave and that people possessing any considerable wealth are leaving the country.
In Vienna there is a tendency to minimize the seriousness of the revolutionary outbreak. It is asserted there that the two opposing Macedonian committees are neutralizing each other and that the movement will soon die of inanition, provided Turkey effectually guards all the mountain passes. It Is alleged that the Sarafof committee has ordered the cessation of the insurrectionary movement on the ground that the moment is not favorable for a successful rebellion.
A special edition of The Reformer, the organ of M. Zontcheff, President of the Macedonian Committee, published in Sofia, describes desperate fighting. The insurgents of Melnik, it is said, have occupied the Krisna defile on the Bulgarian frontier, whence the Turks are unable to dislodge them. Many men on both sides were killed in the fighting there. The Turks have burned the village of Geleznitsa, and there has been serious fighting between Turkish troops and 400 insurgents near Monastir.

October 10,1902 The New York Times

Boris Sarafov in newspapers

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