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Punch, or the London Charivari, Vol. 158, 1920-02-18   By:

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VOL. 158.

February 18th, 1920.


Writing in the Echo de Paris "PERTINAX" asks Mr. LLOYD GEORGE to make some quite clear statement regarding his advice to electors. There is more innocence in Paris than you might suppose.

Professor WALLER has demonstrated by experiment that emotion can be measured. At the same time he discouraged the man who asked for a couple of yards of Mr. CHURCHILL'S feelings when reading The Morning Post .

Sir THOMAS LIPTON'S challenge for the America Cup has been accepted by the New York Yacht Club. It appears that neither Mr. Secretary DANIELS nor "President" DE VALERA was consulted.

Widespread alarm has been caused in London by the report that a certain famous artist has threatened to paint a Futurist picture of a typical O.B.E.

A Dutch paper reminds us that the ex CROWN PRINCE has taken a Berlin University degree. We can only suppose that nobody saw him take it.

In the case of a will recently admitted to probate it was stated that the testator had disposed of over seven hundred thousand pounds in less than a hundred words. It is not expected that the Ministry of Munitions will take this lying down.

It is said that unless the new Unemployment Insurance is an improvement on the present rates quite a number of deserving people will be thrown into work.

Much sympathy is felt for the burglars who broke into a house at Herne Hill last week. Unfortunately for them the grocer's bill had been paid the previous day.

We gather that, if DEMPSEY still refuses to come to London to fight CARPENTIER, Mr. COCHRAN will arrange to take London out to him.

The Lobby Correspondent of The Daily Express states that it has been suggested that the PREMIER should take a long voyage round the world. It would be interesting to know whether the proposal comes from England or the world.

"The honest man in Germany," says Herr HAASE, "will not agree to hand over the German officers to the British." We think it would be only fair if Germany would send us the name and address of this honest man.

Leather is being used in the new Spring suits, says a daily newspaper. Smith Minor informs us that he always derives greater protection from the use of a piece of stout tin.

The collecting of moleskins has been forbidden by the Belgian Government except in gardens. Lure the beast into the strawberry bed by imitating the bark of the wild slug and the rest is mere spade work.

We understand that there is some talk of Lord FISHER giving up work and retiring into politics.

[Illustration: THE CRIME WAVE.



"Travelling in a becoming suit of Copenhagen blue with hat to match the newly weds left on the Duluth train." Canadian Paper.

"She looked as Eurydice when her captor King carried her away from earth and gave her instead the queenship of Hell." "Daily Mail" Feuilleton.

Presumably Persephone had secured a decree nisi .

"These cowardly murders and attempted assassinations are abhorrent to the national mind, whatever its political views may be, and it will not seek to exterminate in any way the position of those who have any share in them." Provincial Paper.

We still think extermination is the best thing for them.


["They (the electorate) know that we (the Labour Party) are not, and never will be, merely concerned in the interests of one particular class." Mr. THOMAS in "The Sunday Times."

"Nationalization was proposed not to gain increased wages for workers, but in the national interest.... They were prepared to produce to the last ounce of their capacity to give to the nation and to humanity all the coal they required... Continue reading book >>

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