CHINA: Railway Rumpus

Declining to countenance the notes sent by the Powers to the Chinese Government with reference to the recent Sino-Russian agreement over the Chinese Eastern Railway (TIME, June 9, et seq.), the Chinese and Russians selected their quotas for the Directorate of the railway.

Despite these preparations Marshal Chang Tso-Lin, Manchurian Tuchun (War Lord), through whose territory the railway runs, averred that he will not hand over the railway unless Russia redeems 200,000,000 worthless paper rubles paid to Chinese workmen for their labor on the road.

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