President Cleveland stands next to a large "Reform Buzz-Saw" labeled "Pat. 1884 by G. Cleveland" at a sawmill, where three members of his cabinet "Manning, Whitney, [and] Bayard" are milling lumber labeled "For the Improvement of the Custom House" and "Props for the Navy." A carpenter's square labeled "Honesty" rests against some boards at Cleveland's feet. A group of newspaper editors, congressmen, and a dog labeled "Blaine's Pup" have entered on the left. Among them are "Dana, McLean, Vance, Eustis, Reid, Beck, Evarts, Sherman, Medill, [and] Edmunds." They are standing just outside the "Secretarys Office" where Daniel S. Lamont is sitting. Through the open door is visible a wagon loaded with large logs labeled "Mormon Question, Silver Question, Tariff Ques, [and] Coast Defences." Caption: Foreman Cleveland (kindly but firmly) "Boys, don't monkey with the buzz-saw!"
Presidents; Civil service reform; Tariff; Silver question; Sawmills; Circular saws; Lumber trade; Coast defenses; Mormons; United States. Congress; Cleveland, Grover, 1837-1908; Bayard, Thomas F. (Thomas Francis), 1828-1898; Whitney, William C. (William Collins), 1841-1904; Edmunds, George F. (George Franklin), 1828-1919; Sherman, John, 1823-1900; Lamont, Daniel Scott, 1851-1905; Reid, Whitelaw, 1837-1912; McLean, John Roll, 1848-1916; Manning, Daniel, 1831-1887; Evarts, William Maxwell, 1818-1901; Beck, James B. (James Burnie), 1822-1890; Eustis, James B. (James Biddle), 1834-1899; Vance, Zebulon Baird, 1830-1894; Dana, Charles A. (Charles Anderson), 1819-1897; Medill, Joseph, 1823-1899