Punch, or the London Charivari, Vol. 158, February 18th, 1920 by Various


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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.

_ALI BABA_ REPEATING ITSELF. FORTY THIEVES DISCOVERED AT A LONDON RAILWAY
STATION.]

* * * * *

MATRIMONIAL ECONOMY.

"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.

* * * * *

A SELFLESS PARTY.

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