1902.10.10_The New York Times

LONDON, Oct. 10.-—Conflicting’ reports
have been received in London* as to the
situation in Macedonia. Reliable corre-
spondents 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 Stand-
ard, for example, say that the situation is
very grave and that people possessing any
considerable wealth are leaving the coun-
ɪn Vienna there is a tendency to minimize
the seriousness of the revolutionary out-
break. It is asserted there that the two
opposing Macedonian committees are neu-
tralizing each other and that the move-
ment will soon die of inanition, provided
Turkey effectually guards all the mountain
passes. It is alleged that the Sarafof com-
mittee has ordered the cessation of the in-
surrectionary movement on the ground that
the moment is not favorable for a success-
ful rebellion.
A special edition of The Reformer, the
organ of M. Zontcheff, President or the
Macedonian Committee, published in Sofia,
describes desperate fighting. The insur-
gents of Melnik, it is said, have occupied
the Krisna defile on the Bulgarian fron-
tier, whence the Turks are unable to dis-
lodge them. Many men on both sides were
killed in the fighting there. The Turks
have burned the village of ɑeleznitsa, and
there has been serious fighting between
Turkish troops and 400 insurgents near

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Published: October 10, 1902
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