The details change. The characters change. But the issues remain the same.
"Illustrating" as the legend goes on to say
"the recent great opposition speeches and the doings of the Jolly Royal Commission."
The Reformers, of course, lost no opportunity of painting Sir John in grimy colors;
while it was generally acknowledged that the Royal Commission and the Conservative press
did little more during the excitement than "whitewash" him.
Illustrating the recent great opposition speeches and the doings of the Jolly Royal Commission.
Published in the Grip, September 20th, 1873.