Title: Punch, or the London Charivari, Vol. 156, June 25, 1919
Release Date: March 25, 2004 [EBook #11712]
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Or the London charivari.
June 25, 1919.
A man has written to the papers offering to buy five thousand pounds of Joy Loan if the Government will get him a case of whisky. The simple fellow does not seem to realise that if the Government had anything as valuable as a case of whisky it would not have to raise a loan.
The successful trans-Atlantic flight and the large number of public-houses in Galway threaten to make prohibition in U.S.A. nothing less than a farce.
Smoking, says a Church paper, is on the increase among boys. Boys will be girls these days.
Smoking and bad language seem to go together, says Professor Gilbert Murray. In the case of some cheap cigars we have often seen them going together.
A bazaar has been held in Dublin for the purpose of securing a fresh stock of wild animals for the Zoological Gardens. It is not believed, however, that the popularity of Sinn Fein can be seriously challenged.
“Serbia,” says an Italian news agency, “is purchasing large quantities of war material and aeroplanes.” It is feared, however, that these elaborate Peace preparations may yet turn out to be premature.
Two German machine guns, it is stated, have been placed in a provincial library. Even this, it is thought, will not prevent Mr. H.G. Wells from doing what he conceives to be his duty.
Labour unrest is reported from Spitzbergen. There is also a rumour that the Greenlanders are demanding the nationalization of blubber and a 180-day year.
There is said to be some talk at Washington of the House of Representatives inviting President Wilson to visit America shortly.
A Chicago Girls’ Club has decided that its members shall have nothing to do with young men. It is certainly getting to be an effeminate habit.
The Daily Mail has presented a golden slipper for the actress with the smallest feet. The slipper, we understand, is quite new and has never been used on anybody.
An American gentleman is about to offer for sale his corkscrew, or would exchange for something useful.