29 JUNE 1918, Page 2

by half than about the offensive in Italy. The Austrian

citizen is now receiving three ounces of bread a day, and about two ounces of potatoes. Austria is blaming Germany and Hungary for refusing to share their supplies fairly with her. It is stated that the Ukraine and Rumania have failed to yield the amount of corn that was ex- pected, and that the Austrian stocks are exhausted. Some of the hungry workmen are said to have gone on strike. The Austrian Premier, Dr. Seidler, offered his resignation last Sunday, but was ordered by the Emperor to retain office for the time. The crushing defeat of the Austrian Army on the Piave will aggravate the political situation, which is as confused as ever.