16 SEPTEMBER 1922, Page 2

Another example of private trading interests getting ahead of the

Government is provided by the enterprise of Mr. Leslie Urquhart, Chairman of the Russo-Asiatic Consolidated, Ltd., ■ ho has just returned from Germany, having concluded a trade agreement with M. Krassin. Mr. Urquhart's company will be able to resume all its mining and railway operations. It is even said that the Soviet Government has promised to pay compensa- tion to the company for past losses. Mr. 'Urquhart, in an inter- view, said there are " no politics in it at all." " I am satisfied," he added, " that the deal is a movement towards the renewal of trade relations with Russia."