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Punch, or the London Charivari, Vol. 146, February 25, 1914   By:

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Transcriber's Note: Typo "Professsor" changed to "Professor" in the last paragraph of the last page. The symbol was used to bracket where text appeared upside down in the original.



VOL. 146.

FEBRUARY 25, 1914.


THE GERMAN CROWN PRINCE has the mumps. It seems that his Imperial Father was not consulted in the matter beforehand, and further domestic differences are anticipated.

KING SISOVATH of Cambodia, we learn from Le Petit Journal , was so pleased with a white elephant sent him by the Governor General of French Indo China that he has raised the animal a fine female to the dignity of a Princess. The news soon got about, and considerable jealousy is felt at our Zoo, where there is not so much as even a baronet among the inmates.

General VON PLETTENBURGH, commanding the Prussian Guards Corps, has issued a decree against the wearing of the so called "tooth brush" moustache, pointing out that such an appendage is unsuitable for a Prussian soldier and "not consonant with the German national character." The implication is very unpleasant.

"It is generally reported," says a contemporary, "that Sir EDWARD GREY speaks no German, and French very badly. M. VENIZELOS, the Greek Prime Minister, declared that he had the greatest difficulty in understanding Sir EDWARD'S French." As a matter of fact a little bird tells us that on this occasion our Foreign Secretary was speaking Greek.

"Mr. Asquith," said The Times , "in a massage to the Liberal candidate for South Bucks, emphasizes the prime importance of the Irish issue." There is, of course, nothing like massage for rubbing things in.

Herr BALLIN, head of the Hamburg American Line, and Herr HEINEKEN, head of the rival North German Lloyd Company, came to London last week, and are said to have concluded peace in the Atlantic rate war. We understand that the arrangement is to be known as the Pool of London.

The authorities at Barotse, The Globe tells us, have put a price on the heads of all lions there. One can picture the mean sportsman, with a pair of field glasses, picking out the cheapest before firing.


Daily Mail.

Still, it is pretty generally recognised now that a small man may make every bit as good a soldier as a big one, and, besides, there is always less of him to hit.

Among the temporary teachers appointed to carry on schools in Herefordshire during the teachers' strike was an asylum attendant. This confirms the report that many of the children were mad at finding that the schools did not close in consequence of the strike.

It is denied that the name of the Philharmonic Hall, where Mr. PONTING'S moving pictures of the Antarctic Expedition are being shown, is to be changed to the Philmharmonic Hall.

RICHARD STRAUSS'S new work, dealing with the story, of JOSEPH and POTIPHAR'S wife, is to be produced shortly in Paris. A musical play version of it, entitled "After the Man," may be looked for here.

From Rome comes the news that a young man who was being examined in a hospital there has been found to have two separate stomachs. This announcement that the ideal man has at last been evolved has caused the greatest excitement here in Corporation circles.


Daily Telegraph.

Surely a record for a lady's club?



Sierra Leone Weekly News.

We notice no improvement.

Commercial Candour.

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