The details change. The characters change. But the issues remain the same.
General indignation was expressed throughout the country, when,
in accordance with the advice of the implicated Premier,
Parliament was prorogued and the investigation of the scandal thus delayed.
The words imputed to Sir John in the cartoon had been used by him on the floor of the House,
and became a popular by-word while the discussion on the subject lasted.
(Sir John A. is saying: "These hands are clean!"
On his hand is written: "Send me another $10,000")
Published in the Grip, August 16th, 1873.