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•=■ ■ NEATH'S "NATIONAL."

" HALF-MILLION OUTLAY."

SEIZURE IN -PULPIT. I

. POTATO PRICES FIXED.

MADE HER ILL. !

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IDRIVER CENSURED I I

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WELL-KNOWN MORRISTON TRADESMAN.…

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TOOTH ABOUT i mmmx. ■■ "■1 ■ 1 ■ ■ MUMBLES LADY'S STORY. I HALF-POUND OF BREAD PER DAY. PRICES & RATIONS. A Mumbles lady named Mrs. Wr..ndlioff. who his just returned to the village after being in Germany since the outbreak of war, had a very interesting chat with a Daily Post representative on Sunday. The lady, who has been living with relatives in Pomer- ania. said that the German authorities, in the first instance, wanted to have her in- terned, but through outside influence she was ultimately allowed to Jive with her rela- tives. although a very strict watch was kept upon her. She had nothing to complain of as to her treatment. In fact, the people were very kind to her. At the out-break of wir there were loud boastings regarding what Germany would do to France and England. They were very much quieter now, although quite convinced that they had won the war, but Mrs. Wendiioff states that it is perfectly true that Germany is afraid of Mr. Lloyd George and is quite convinced that the recent peace proposals were the direct outcome of his aip- pointment as Prime Minister. With regard to the food question Mrs. Weiidlioff saYs that whilst the people are not actually starving there is a. terrible scar- city. The absence of fat of any kind is severely felt and plainly s hows its effect, pecially upon the children. H ilf a pound of bread per day is allowed, the bread being com p. of rye. barley and potatoas. It is brown in colour and not so unpalatable as one mig"t think. The meat allowance is jib. per head per week, includ- ing bone, but all the fat is carefully, re- moved. If, however, a person keeps pigs his meat allowance is stopped, and when the 'I animals are killed he is only allowed to keep a portion corresponding to his allowance, the authorities taking the rest. Four pounds of potatoes per week are allowed and one egg per fortnight, and three litres of miik per day, but from November 1st all cream W.Lg separated. Coffee is 8s. to 9s. iper lb., and very little of that obtainable, and what there is is mixed with burnt rye and barley. Pepper is Is. per oz., and a "2d." ta,blet of toilet soap cosM, Is. 3d. con)mon washing soap is not to be had. No cheese or bacon c;ni be obtained and only lib. of su¡r::l' per month is allowed. Wcol i.: %8, per lb. Clothing very Scarce. Llotning jS practicah^ unobtainable, all the cloth being needed for the German Army. What there is is a kind of shoddy. Cabbages are Is. 4d. each and onions are practically non-existent. There is no rice. tapioca aaid such like cereals and no' oil. Electric lizht is inst Jied down to the smallest outlying villages and farms, and even in the barns. During the fruit sea- son all plum stones are carefully put aside and taken away by the authorities for the purpose of extracting the oil from them. Mrs. VVendhoff cClso noticed th i t in the pine woods. i which are a great feature of the country, incisions are mad e in the trunks of the trees and tin cups placed underneath to oatch the sap, but for what purpose it was used she was unable to find out. Leather cannot, be obtained, and the people are now taking to wear wooden clogs. i These conditions prevail in Prussia. Mrs. Wendhoff says that in Bfvaria there is enough food as the King would not consent to the Kaiser's conditions and kept the food control in his own hands. In Poland there is enough food, but ft t?;ibh* dear. Starvation but for Prisoners' Work. I A:1 toou, ot course, :s only obtainable by (, f -s tickets, and if unvble to purchase it during the appointed hour or if the stock I runs out, one has to do without. I Germany would have been beaten long ago, said the lady, if it had not been for the work done on the land by tiie prioners of war. The people are fully aware of this and Ithough the men a.re worked from daybreak to dark they are not unkindly i treated, and rather thaJI they should go short of food the people very often have to go short themselves. Mrs. Wendhcff says the soldiers' letters I complain very badly of the want of proper food and what they are mainly fed on is bread and ooiiee, varied with a few potatoes. She expressed herself as being very som for the common people. They are, on the whole, very kind-hearted, but are only al- lowed to know what the authorities wish them to. and this they believe implicitly. They h«ve a. fervent love for their Father].nd and honestly think that no harm can pos- sibly come to them. They are not natur li- -.m-ae-eons, and If reprisals were made on their towns, or if eve,- we invade theh. country, Mrs. Wendiioff is onvinced that they will quickly give iu. as the olliy way to beat a German is by paying his back in his own coin. The feeling against England is very bitter, and when prisoner? are taken the first ques. tion asked is. "H, many English? [ How She Cot Out. Mrs. Wendhoft was two months getting permission to leave the country and even then her relative, were convinced tha.t she would never get pwt the frontier. Havino- at length reached there she was verv closelv questioned as to her reasons for leaving the country and had to state that she wished to visit Holland on business matters. She was then. made to take a bath whilst her clothing was thoroughly searched and even her hair taken down. Her money was t:iken including an English sovereign, and replaced with paper currency, although phe lost J61 5s. in the transaction. She complained strongly that she was left utterly destitute, as the paper money would not 1w accepted in a neutral country and the sovereign was at length reluctantly returned to her.

"BEAT AND KICKED II HER."I

-_--___-TIN PLATE TRADE WAR…

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YOUNG GIRL'S BODY. ]

HEAVY FINES.I

SWANSEA PARENTS I

-"I BILLIARDS AT SKETTY. I

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