First catch your Boer, then kick him.-- Pudd'nhead Wilson New Calendar.
T HOSE latter days were days of bitter worry and trouble for the harassed Reformers.
From Mrs. Hammond we learn that on the (31st (the day after Johannesburg heard of the invasion), "the Reform Committee repudiates Dr. Jameson's inroad."
It also publishes its intention to adhere to the Manifesto.
It also earnestly desires that the inhabitants shall refrain from overt acts against the Boer Government.
It also "distributes arms" at the Court House, and furnishes horses "to the newly enrolled volunteers."
It also brings a Transvaal flag into the committee- room, and the entire body swear allegiance to it "with uncovered heads and upraised arms."
Also "one thousand Lee-Metford rifles have been given out"--to rebels.
Also, in a speech, Reformer Lionel Phillips informs the public that the Reform Committee Delegation has "been received with courtesy by the Government Commission," and "been assured that their proposals shall be earnestly considered." That "while the Reform Committee regretted Jameson's precipitate action, they would stand by him."