May the country be spared this pitiful sight!
A group of Democrats, identified as "Hill, Murphy, Vest, Bland, Matthews, Morgan, Harris, Crisp, Tillman, Altgeld, Campbell, [and] Stevenson," stand near a bier labeled "Dem. Free Coinage Platform" on which lies the expired "Democratic Party" donkey. A ladder labeled "Chicago Convention" has been placed against the bier and the "Chicago Nominee," wearing the black shroud of a widow, climbs to the top. Tillman places more straw on the bier with a pitchfork, while Altgeld and Campbell use torches to ignite fuses to burn the donkey. Hill and Murphy console each other.
May the country be spared this pitiful sight!.
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NYC Police Commissioner (May 1895-March 1897)
Keppler & Schwarzmann
Puck, v. 39, no. 1009
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