In the left background, "Mount Sam" is erupting, spewing lava labeled "Revolt Against Cannonism, Havens' Victory in New York, Indiana Upheaval, Increased Cost of Living, Demand for Lower Tariff, Democratic Gains, Consumer's Revolt, [and] Western Insurgency" which is flowing toward an area labeled "Republican Majority in Congress." In the left foreground, Nelson W. Aldrich and Eugene Hale flee the scene, while Joseph G. Cannon stands firm as the "Foss Landslide in Massachusetts" races toward him. On the right, President Taft with "Lodge, Root, Depew, Crane, [and] Payne appeal to a shrine containing a diminutive "Saint Ted." On the far right, James S. Sherman is praying. Caption: Appeals to a patron saint to stop its flow.
Uncle Sam (Symbolic character); Volcanic eruptions; Landslides; Prayer; Saints; Shrines; Tariff; Reformation; Cost and standard of living; Public opinion; Consumers; Republican Party (U.S. : 1854- ); Aldrich, Nelson W. (Nelson Wilmarth), 1841-1915; Hale, Eugene, 1836-1918; Cannon, Joseph Gurney, 1836-1926; Sherman, J. S. (James Schoolcraft), 1855-1912; Root, Elihu, 1845-1937; Taft, William H. (William Howard), 1857-1930; Lodge, Henry Cabot, 1850-1924; Depew, Chauncey M. (Chauncey Mitchell), 1834-1928; Payne, Sereno Elisha, 1843-1914; Crane, Winthrop Murray, 1853-1920; Roosevelt, Theodore, 1858-1919