President Grover Cleveland and British Prime Minister Robert Cecil, Lord Salisbury, are dressed as Native Americans, smoking peace pipes filled with "Common Sense Tobacco." Sitting with Cleveland, also dressed as natives, are Richard Olney, Robert R. Hitt, Charles A. Boutelle, Nelson Dingley, George F. Hoar, William E. Chandler, John T. Morgan, and Henry Cabot Lodge. Sitting with Salisbury are Joseph Chamberlain, Arthur J. Balfour, George J. Goschen, and the Duke of Devonshire, Spencer C. Cavendish. In the foreground is a hatchet in a hole, to be buried, possibly over the Venezuela boundary dispute.
Intervention (International law); Indians of North America; Calumets; Peace; Pipe smoking; Monroe doctrine; Cleveland, Grover, 1837-1908; Olney, Richard, 1835-1917; Hitt, Robert R. (Robert Roberts), 1834-1906; Boutelle, Charles A. (Charles Addison), 1839-1901; Dingley, Nelson, 1832-1899; Hoar, George Frisbie, 1826-1904; Chandler, William E. (William Eaton), 1835-1917; Morgan, J. T. (John Tyler), 1824-1907; Lodge, Henry Cabot, 1850-1924; Salisbury, Robert Cecil, Marquess of, 1830-1903; Chamberlain, Joseph, 1836-1914; Devonshire, Spencer Compton Cavendish, Duke of, 1833-1908; Goschen, George Joachim Goschen, Viscount, 1831-1907; Balfour, Arthur James, 1848-1930