At a dinner party is presidential candidate James Gillespie Blaine, who is trying to cover himself with pages of the New York Tribune, and by his side, vice-presidential candidate John A. Logan. Seated around a table set with "Pension Pie, Monopoly Stew, [and] Star Route Shortcake" are James W. Husted, Chancey M. Depew, Powell Clayton, Joseph Medill, Stephen W. Dorsey, Thomas J. Brady, a man identified as "Elkins," William H. Vanderbilt, Jay Gould, Cyrus W. Field, Whitelaw Reid on his feet, John Roach, and Robert G. Ingersoll fleeing with a bone labeled "Star Route Spoils." Blaine wears an "Anti-Sunstroke Cabbage Leaf" on his head, to which is attached a quill pen labeled "Gail Hamilton." Projected onto a wall at the far end of the room are the words "Republican Revolt," which has frightened everyone in the room.
Presidents--Elections; Capitalists and financiers; Monopolies; Scandals--Political aspects; Corruption; Dinners and dining; Fear--Political aspects; Blaine, James Gillespie, 1830-1893; Logan, John Alexander, 1826-1886; Depew, Chauncey M. (Chauncey Mitchell), 1834-1928; Clayton, Powell, 1833-1914; Elkins, Stephen B. (Stephen Benton), 1841-1911; Gould, Jay, 1836-1892; Reid, Whitelaw, 1837-1912; Ingersoll, Robert Green, 1833-1899; Dorsey, Stephen Wallace, 1842-1916; Brady, Thomas Jefferson, 1839-1904; Vanderbilt, William H. (William Henry), 1821-1885; Field, Cyrus W. (Cyrus West), 1819-1892; Roach, John, 1813-1887; Dorsey, Stephen Wallace, 1842-1916; Hamilton, Gail, 1833-1896