Several men are on a ship at sea, with a waterspout labeled "Western Republican Silver Sentiment" and looking like Thomas H. Carter bearing down on the ship. At the helm, labeled "Sound Money," is John Sherman. Others on deck are "Platt, Allison, Reed, McKinley, Quay, Morton, Hackett, Wellington, Chandler, Burrows, Clarkson," and an unidentified man who may be George F. Hoar.
Presidents--Elections; Political parties--Platforms; Silver question; Waterspouts; Sailors; Carter, Thomas Henry, 1854-1911; Platt, Thomas Collier, 1833-1910; Sherman, John, 1823-1900; Allison, William B. (William Boyd), 1829-1908; Reed, Thomas B. (Thomas Brackett), 1839-1902; McKinley, William, 1843-1901; Quay, Matthew Stanley, 1833-1904; Morton, Levi P. (Levi Parsons), 1824-1920; Chandler, William E. (William Eaton), 1835-1917; Burrows, Julius C. (Julius Caesar), 1837-1915; Hoar, George Frisbie, 1826-1904; Clarkson, James Sullivan, 1842-1918; Hackett, Charles W. (Charles Wilson), 1888-1951; Wellington, George L. (George Louis), 1852-1927