Illustration shows President Cleveland standing next to a large
"Reform Buzz-Saw" labeled "Pat. 1884 by G. Cleveland" at a sawmill,
where three members of his cabinet "Manning, Whitney, [and] Bayard"
are milling lumber labeled "For the Improvement of the Custom
House" and "Props for the Navy"; a carpenter's square labeled
"Honesty" rests against some boards at Cleveland's feet. A group of
newspaper editors, congressmen, and a dog labeled "Blaine's Pup"
has entered on the left, among them are "Dana, McLean, Vance,
Eustis, Reid, Beck, Evarts, Sherman, Medill, [and] Edmunds." They
are standing just outside the "Secretarys Office" where Daniel S.
Lamont is sitting; through the open door is visible a wagon loaded
with large logs labeled "Mormon Question, Silver Question, Tariff
Ques, [and] Coast Defences." Caption: Foreman Cleveland (kindly but
firmly) "Boys, don't monkey with the buzz-saw!"
Presidents; Civil service reform; Tariff; Silver question; Sawmills; Circular saws; Lumber trade; Coast defenses; Mormons; United States. Congress; Cleveland, Grover, 1837-1908; Bayard, Thomas F. (Thomas Francis), 1828-1898; Whitney, William C. (William Collins), 1841-1904; Edmunds, George F. (George Franklin), 1828-1919; Sherman, John, 1823-1900; Lamont, Daniel Scott, 1851-1905; Reid, Whitelaw, 1837-1912; McLean, John Roll, 1848-1916; Manning, Daniel, 1831-1887; Evarts, William Maxwell, 1818-1901; Beck, James B. (James Burnie), 1822-1890; Eustis, James B. (James Biddle), 1834-1899; Vance, Zebulon Baird, 1830-1894; Dana, Charles A. (Charles Anderson), 1819-1897; Medill, Joseph, 1823-1899