Harbin (Oct. 6)
Harbin, the great Jewish centre in the Far East, is in a state of anxiety over the developments in connection with the Chinese-Japanese dispute. People are going about wondering what is going to happen. The city is practically cut off from the outside world. Chinese currency has fallen, and food prices are going up. People are afraid to sell or buy. All postal communication and all traffic with the Chinese and Japanese ports has been stopped.
A group of Jewish emigrants who were about to leave for Southern China and Shanghai, and another group who were proceeding to America by way of Japan, have had to cancel their passages, and are now stranded here. The situation generally is extremely disquieting.