1903.03.30_The New York Times – Macedonian rising near

„… MACEDONIAN RISING NEAR.
Preparations for an Outbreak Being >
Rapidly Made—Situation in Mon- j
astir Growing More Seri- ɪ
ous Daily.
London Times—New York Times
Special Cablegram.
LONDON, March 30.—Affairs in the
Vilayet of Monastir, says The Times’s
Sofia correspondent, are becoming more
serious every day. There are frequent
assassinations, partly by agents of the
Macedonian committees and partly by
exasperated Mussulmans. ?
The correspondent says the M internal j
organization ’* exercises a supreme in-
I fluence over the Bulgarian population of
the Vilayet, and preparations for a ris- ;
! Ing are being rapidly pushed forward. i
A large number of peasants have been
armed with rifles. Some of the leaders
I say the movement is beyond their con-
’ * .<
tr’ >
The correspondent declares that the 1
> representations of the Bulgarian Govern- l
rrɪent are ineffective, as the Russian
communique and the Bulgarian advice :
are considered superfluous, while the
people have abandoned hope for their
liberation by Russia from the Turkish i
yoke.
Even the committees in Bulgaria, adds
the correspondent, have little influence
with the Macedonian peasants, who trust
to their own leaders, and do not care for
the political designs of Bulgaria, Servia, ;
or Greece. Their motto is “ Macedonia ;
for the Macedonians,’* and their aim the
abolition of Turkish rule and the sub- ।
stitution of autonomy.

Published: March 30, 1903
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