Monday, May 27, 2013

Articles about Macedonians found in the London Times, 1895-1928

“Macedonia For The Macedonians.” (News) (FROM OUR OWN CORRESPONDENT.).
  The Times Tuesday, Apr 17, 1923; pg. 13; Issue 43317; col B
Wholesale Arrests Of Macedonians. Bulgarian Cabinet’s Move. (News) (FROM OUR OWN CORRESPONDENT.).
  The Times Wednesday, May 09, 1923; pg. 11; Issue 43336; col C
140 Macedonians Arrested. Bulgarian Government’s Action. (News) (FROM OUR OWN CORRESPONDENT.).
  The Times Wednesday, Mar 05, 1924; pg. 13; Issue 43592; col C
Bulgaria And The Macedonians. A Property Dispute. (News) (FROM OUR CORRESPONDENT.).
  The Times Thursday, Apr 14, 1927; pg. 13; Issue 44556; col B
Macedonians Murdered In Sofia. (News) (FROM OUR CORRESPONDENT.).
  The Times Saturday, Oct 13, 1928; pg. 11; Issue 45023; col B

Monday, May 20, 2013

Articles about Macedonians found in the London Times, 1895-1928

The Macedonian Movement. (News)
  The Times Saturday, Apr 06, 1895; pg. 7; Issue 34544; col F
The Macedonian Revolutionary Committee (News) FROM OUR OWN CORRESPONDENT..
  The Times Saturday, Sep 22, 1900; pg. 5; Issue 36254; col G
The Balkan Outlook. The Macedonians And The Reforms. (News) (FROM OUR OWN CORRESPONDENTS.).
  The Times Friday, Apr 08, 1904; pg. 3; Issue 37363; col E
The Macedonians. A People Longing For Peace. (News) (FROM OUR SPECIAL CORRESPONDENT.).
  The Times Monday, Nov 04, 1918; pg. 7; Issue 41938; col F
The Outbreak In Bulgaria. Macedonians Seize A Town. (News) (FROM OUR CORRESPONDENT.).
  The Times Thursday, Dec 07, 1922; pg. 11; Issue 43208; col B

Wednesday, May 15, 2013

Macedonian Echo, article from the Time Magazine, 1925

Monday, Jan. 05, 1925
Macedonian Echo
Long ago, in the days of Philip of Macedon, when whole armies hurled themselves against the dread Macedonian phalanx, Macedonia was a great and independent country. Today, Macedonia is merely a geographical expression; its territories are divided principally between Yugoslavia and Greece.
If the country is nonexistent, the people are not. They have managed, directly or indirectly, to make more Balkan blood flow in the past 20 years than have any other people. Since the War, their activities have shown no sign of abating. Greece and Yugoslavia and Bulgaria have been much troubled by them.
Chief of the modern Macedonians who have demanded autonomy have been Todor Alexandrov, General Protogerov, Peter Chaulev. For years, this triumvirate kept the Macedonian question well before the world. A few months ago, Todor Alexandrov was murdered; and last week one Dimitri Stefanov met Peter Chaulev in a cafe at Milan, fired five shots from an automatic pistol at him, killed him. The two deaths were connected by the tale which the assassin told:
Peter Chaulev decided last spring that Macedonian autonomy was a dead issue, so he quitted the triumvirate to found a movement for transforming the Balkans into a confederation. When Todor Alexandrov stood in his way, the natural thing for him to do was to have Todor Alexandrov quietly murdered; this was done. Immediately Alexandrov’s friends called a meeting in a Macedonian village with General Protogerov as chairman. At this meeting, sentence of death was pronounced on Peter Chaulev and his executioner went out into the world on a search for his victim—a search which ended at Milan.
Arrested, the assassin said:
I am a Macedonian Nationalist and I love my mother country intensely. It was only to serve her that I executed this renegade. I am glad I was chosen to sacrifice myself.”

Macedonians mentioned in a Montenegrin memorandum, Time Magazine, 1924

Monday, Sep. 22, 1924
M. Luigi Criscuolo, head of the Manhattan Branch of the Committee for Montenegrin Independence, sent a memorandum to the League of Nations at Geneva requesting justice from that body for Montenegro, forcibly annexed by Yugo-Slavia in 1921.
Points from the memorandum:
Nearly six years have elapsed since the question of the independence of Montenegro was first brought to the attention of the nations of the world.
There is no abatement in the practice of the Serbs in imprisoning, torturing and murdering Montenegrin men, in mistreating and even violating women, in persecuting old men merely because they have refused to swear allegiance to the new Kingdom of the Serbs, Croats and Slovenes and persist in maintaining that they are Montenegrins and that the sovereign rights of their country shall not be violated.
The ostensible object of the League of Nations is to prevent wars. For years, those who sympathized with the aspirations of the Montenegrin people have been pointing out to the world that the inhuman policy of the Kingdom of the Serbs, Croats and Slovenes towards its minorities would only lead to another struggle in the Balkans. The attitude of the Croatian separatists under M. Stefan Radich, of the Macedonian insurgents under Alexandrov, of the Montenegrin insurgents under the late Savo Raspopovich gives proof that the spark exists that can kindle another war, if it be not extinguished. The League of Nations is hereby petitioned to appoint a Commission to investigate the condition of the minorities in the Balkans— in Montenegro in particular—in order to ascertain the truth of the assertions which we have made, and with a view of conducting an impartial plebiscite in Montenegro at the earliest possible moment. If it is possible for small nations to be forcibly annexed by large ones and no objection is forthcoming from an international tribunal such as is the League of Nations, then this is proof that civilization is declining rather than advancing. There is no one question that would inspire more faith in the League of Nations and gain for it many thousands of adherents and supporters than an immediate solution of the question of Montenegrin independence. This is particularly so in the United States, where the question has been brought to the attention of the American public and has received srong support— by the press of the country which, while realizing the almost hopelessness of the fight, has, nevertheless, in many instances maintained that the forcible annexation of Montenegro by Serbia was a crime against humanity as well as against International Law.
—An overstatement. While various sections of the U. S. press have from time to time published letters and articles on the plight of Montenegro, it is untrue to say that any paper has given “strong support.”

Wednesday, May 8, 2013

The Macedonian minority in Bulgaria, Time Magazine, 1928

Monday, Sep. 17, 1928
Usual Crisis

The Cabinet of Prime Minister Andrei Liapchev fell, last week, for the usual reason: trouble with the belligerent Macedonian Minority.

A few days later His Majesty Tsar Boris called upon M. Liapchev to form another cabinet, for the usual reason: after other statesmen have had their try at assembling a Government, they are usually willing to compromise again on Liapchev. M. Liapchev duly formed another cabinet, but it, too, fell.

Saturday, May 4, 2013

Sister Catherine is a good Macedonian - Time Magazine, 1933

Monday, Jan. 16, 1933
Good Macedonian
For six years Sister Catherine Konstantinoff, 26, has been a nurse in Alexander Hospital, Sofia. Renowned for herdevotion, her skill, her quiet bedside manner, not long ago she was promoted to ward matron. Sister Catherine is a good Macedonian. . . .

Fortnight ago Christo Trojanoff and Ivan Petroff, also Macedonians, strolled past the Royal Palace in hunting clothes, equipped with rifles, hunting dogs, pistols and bombs. They were hunting editors, in particular Editor Simeon Eftimoff, leader of the Mikhailoffist faction of Macedonians which has been bitterly opposed by followers of the late General Protogeroff for reasons of which even other Bulgarians are none too certain. Across the street stepped Editor Eftimoff and his two bodyguards.
Inside the palace at that instant Little Tsar Boris and Alexander Malinoff, president of the assembly, were trying to pick a successor for Premier Nicolas Mouscha-noff. just resigned. CRACK! CRACK! CRACK! A volley of shots rattled the tall windows. His Majesty and his minister scampered to the tall portieres just in time to see the hunting dogs, yelping furiously, disappear in the distance while the hunters, the editor and his bodyguards blazed blindly away. Out from their sentry hutches dashed the royal guards to open fire on both parties indiscriminately. A policeman and a window watcher in the War Department were shot dead. Editor Eftimoff died of his wounds. Sixty shots were fired and eight people wounded before police reserves broke up the engagement.
Assassin Petroff was taken to jail, Assassin Trojanoff, gravely wounded, went to Alexander Hospital. There last week his troubles seemed to be over. Two policemen guarded the end of the ward. Competent Sister Catherine Konstantinoff moved quietly among the beds. Late at night she paid a last visit to the ward. She bent over Christo Trojanoff, smoothed his pillow, patted his head, then pulled a pistol from under her apron and blew his brains out.
“As a good Macedonian,” said she, “I could not hesitate.”

Macedonian articles from the New York Times, 1904-1907