The accident was caused by the Netherlands carriages being poorly built and top-heavy. In rounding a curve they were swung off the track--collapsed at once like card-houses, crushing and mangling the helpless and crowded occupants.
The deputation to Pretoria did not leave last night, as was expected. They go this morning instead.
My husband is greatly disturbed at the delay. He says time is all important, and the Reform Committee's hands should not be tied while the Boers gain time.
Reports of Jameson's meeting the enemy have been amplified. Now it is said that fifty of his men have been killed and three hundred Boers. Sir John Willoughby is believed to be shot.
I drove out to my home to reassure my women, Mr. Sharwood having brought in word that the coachman Adams had almost caused a panic by his garish tipsy account of 'what was going on in town,' and 'the many risks he ran when taking the mistress out.'
Parker was overjoyed to see me, and so was Totsey. I found all staunch, and ready, not o
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