President Arthur appears as a magician on a stage, pulling cards out of a hat and tossing them into the audience. The cards are labeled "Secretary of Navy, Foreign Minister, Interior, Consulate, Collectorship, Soft Soap, Minister to Turkey, Quashed Endictment, Secretary of War, Protection, Postmaster, Promises, Gratitude, [and] Reciprocity." On the stage are other magic devices, a "Great Machine Trick" showing cards and labeled "New Political Deal Trick," a wheel labeled "Stalwartism Neutrality Halfbreedism," a bottle labeled "Ever-lasting Patronage Bottle," a cone labeled "Great Veto Extinguish Trick," and a drum labeled "Last Grand Trick Resignation." Among those in the audience are Carl Schurz, John A. Logan, Thomas De Witt Talmage, David Davis, Joseph W. Keifer, John P. Jones, Stephen W. Dorsey, Thomas J. Brady, William M. Evarts, Benjamin F. Butler, and Samuel J. Kirkwood. Caption: What Mr. Arthur must be to satisfy all the politicians.
Presidents--Staff--Selection and appointment; Patronage, Political; Magicians; Magic tricks; Audiences; Arthur, Chester Alan, 1829-1886; Schurz, Carl, 1829-1906; Logan, John Alexander, 1826-1886; Talmage, T. De Witt (Thomas De Witt), 1832-1902; Davis, David, 1815-1886; Keifer, Joseph Warren, 1836-1932; Jones, John P. (John Percival), 1829-1912; Dorsey, Stephen Wallace, 1842-1916; Brady, Thomas Jefferson, 1839-1904; Evarts, William Maxwell, 1818-1901; Butler, Benjamin F. (Benjamin Franklin), 1818-1893; Kirkwood, Samuel Jordan, 1813-1894