Case of the detainees who threaten the attorney when they call from prison The Italians were currently befuddled and didn't know how to move in their dealings with Menelik. From one viewpoint, the bureau in Rome "expected to pull back the limits of the state to a triangular line between Massawah, Asmara and Keren, to surrender the land south of Skillet/Schmitt [Shiketi] to Abyssinia, and the land west of Keren to the Dervishes."6 On the other hand, an understanding finished up among Italy and England in Rome (May 5, 1894) totally cleared out Ethiopia from the guide of Africa. Interim there were strains among Tigrayan boss in northern Ethiopia and Antonelli trusted that Tigray could fill in as a cushion zone to the Italians, however, Menelik had managed furtively with Ras Mengesha and Ras Alula. In this mystery managing, Tigray was to be separated up among Mengesha, Alula, Seyoum, and Mesheshawork. Ras Mengesha was to direct the Western piece of Tigray, Seyoum (supporter of Menelik) to assume control Agame (region of Ras Sebhat) and Mesheshawork, a piece of Tigray and parts of Eritrea.