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SWANSEA BOY HAULIER.

' LUNATIC ASYLUM ABLAZE.

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I --I "ARE THEY STARVING 7M

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I I "ARE THEY STARVING 7M GERMANS WHO BEGGED FOR MEAT. I SWANSEA TESTIMONY OF FOREIGN SKIPPERS. A re the Huns feally starving?" is a ques- "Are Lht:Hun 'fea.Jly starving?" ig a qUt'Æ- tion which can fainy be a? ked in view of tha L'ontradldŒ'Y statements in the Press. Norwegian and Swedish captain^ however, who have b?en in Germ"1' since the out- break of war, have no doubt that there is nearly a famine amongst the population of Haw burg and Berlin. ^Theie are severa ) Xoiwe^ia-n captains now in Swansea port, and they say that the reports of food famine, particularly in Hamburg, are true in every detail. One Swedish c-ip<ain toH a "Dailv Post" rt]V)rter that when hp was last in Germany, about twelve months ago. tickets for 21b&. or meat were in use. According to the laws of the tea, he had to allow every member of his crew 4lbs. of meat per week. He had been approached by. several well-to-do Ger- mans whilst in Hamburg to SLjl gome of his meat, Nviii-I FL;Aiiib:t I," to -:LllOf IliS r.ieat. ztiid Nv4?z. TI, o money but no com of the realm. As the meat he had on board was all rf.served for hiti crew, he, ot ccmr.-e, sold none, although begg'ed to do Lu. Askeft as to the menu put on the German tables at t!it. re.-iaurants, the Swedish can- tain said the bread >v..s of a poor quality, I and potatoes* entoied much into its mauuiac* t ul, e. A Norwegian >kipp?r tuid a "Post" repre- sentative that he had been in Germany as recent ly as six mouths ago. Outside all the provision shops there v:cre <jueue? of wonien and childrcn from the early hours of the morning to dusk. On the tables at the restaurants all kinds of patent ,nods. IHled in ordinary times by invalids, were dished up to make up for the aliceaicj of neat. TJie toups were of the dessica-ted kind, and the only fish on the menu consisted of the dried fi,,Ii on the iiif?iii; fish order well stewed. Of fruit there was plenty.

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|WILSON FINDS A .FRIEND.

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IBEXCEJ DISAGREED,

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WELL-KNOWN AT SWANSEA.