Moscow (Jul. 6)
(Jewish Telegraphic Agency)
Many of the pioneers who went to settle in Bureya. Siberia, on the land being colonized by the Ozet, were dissappointed when the $2,000 credit, which they had expected to be allotted to each family by the government, was refused. The credit was to have been granted for repayment in 27 years.
The settlers have been notified that the credit to each family will be limited to 100 roubles.
A further setback to the colonization plan came when it was learned that the eighteen tractors which will soon arrive in Vladivostock from America are without the ploughing knife. This will retard the ploughing for an entire year.
The non-Jewish population in Bureya is evidencing dissatisfaction with the colonization plan. Grumblings are heard in several quarters and the charge is made that since the Jewish settlement has started, systematic stealing has occurred. The population used to keep their doors open hitherto, but are unable to do so now, they declare.
A report from Bureya states that while the Jewish settlers have sufficient rice and honey they lack potatoes and milk.