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FAMINE IN JAPAN, j
MANY THOUSANDS STARVING:
TOKIO, Dec. 28.
The famine in the Provinces of Aomoji and Holikaldo is the worst since 1809. The crops have not averaged one thousandth part of the
nun. on the local banks continue. Mun; thousands of people aro starving, and parents arc selling their daughters, numbers of whom are arriving daily in Tokio for the Yoshtwarn,, or for shipment abroad.
Tho Government has granted 6,000,000 yen tor the relief of tho destitute.