At a boathouse is an exhausted James G. Blaine, suffering from "Guano Gout," being attended by Jay Gould, Whitelaw Reid, George M. Robeson, William W. Phelps, and Stephen B. Elkins who is searching a box of patent medicines labeled "Remedy, Record Cleaner, Tariff Fever Cure, R.R. Record Purifier, Tattoo Eradicator, [and] Vermont Reviver (Homoepathic)" for a cure. John A. Logan readies the racing shell labeled "Aggressive Campaign" that may be stuck in "Monopoly Mud," and Stephen W. Dorsey, at the entrance to the boathouse, carries oars labeled "Soap" and [Star] "Router." Hanging on the wall are shells and oars labeled "Guano Statesmanship, Speaker Ship's Record Boat, Senatorial Record, [and] Tariff Issue." Grover Cleveland waits in his racing shell labeled "Reform" and Carl Schurz stands at the entrance to the "Independent Boat House" which is next to the "Democratic Boat House." In the background is a crowded grandstand. Caption: Logan - "Come, Jim, show some nerve, or nobody won't believe you're in the race! Ain't you never going to be aggressive?"
Presidents--Election; Rowing; Fatigue; Cleveland, Grover, 1837-1908; Schurz, Carl, 1829-1906; Blaine, James Gillespie, 1830-1893; Gould, Jay, 1836-1892; Reid, Whitelaw, 1837-1912; Elkins, Stephen B. (Stephen Benton), 1841-1911; Robeson, George M. (George Maxwell), 1829-1897; Phelps, William Walter, 1839-1894; Dorsey, Stephen Wallace, 1842-1916; Courtney, Charles Edward, 1849-1920