Paris (Jun. 20)
(Jewish Telegraphic Agency Mail Service)
The work of settlement in the new colonies of South Russia, in the districts of Zaporojie and Mariupol, is being carried on actively, a statement issued by the Executive of the Jewish Colonization Association declared.
Up to June 1st, 336 dessiatin of land were sown, and seven wells sunk. The colonists purchased six tractors, sixty ploughs, sixty bukkers, sixty harrows, fifty cultivators, fifteen sowing-machines, thirty reaping-machines, eight sorting-machines, twenty winnowing-machines, five raking-machines. 9,000 cubic feet of timber is available for building houses. Doors and windows are being made at the Jewish Technical School of Homel, the report stated.
Up to that date 104 families of new colonists have arrived in the settlements of the Ica. In consequence of housing difficulties most of these colonists have left a part of their families in the towns. There are only 170 persons actually on the spot. They have brought with them horses, a number of carts and agricultural machines.
The new colonists are recruited half from among the artisans, a quarter among land workers and the rest are manual workers, employees and small traders, the report states.