Ulysses S. Grant is leading his "Grant Boom" band comprised of Samuel J. Tilden, Lucius Q. C. Lamar, Roscoe Conkling, William W. Phelps, David Davis, James D. Cameron, John Sherman, James G. Blaine, John Kelly, Winfield Scott Hancock, William Mahone, and John Logan. Most carry drums that are broken or in disrepair. Across the street, in front of the "Political Armory," Puck is operating a makeshift stand, issuing "New Drums for Old Drums." Benjamin F. Butler kicks away his old drum labeled "Butlers Old Policies" and is getting a new drum labeled "Civil Service Reform." Brooklyn Mayor Seth Low and Grover Cleveland are trying out new drums labeled "Independence" and "Civil Service Reform." Other new drums are labeled "Tariff Reform, Political Honesty, Anti-Monopoly, Honesty, [and] For the People." Caption: The U.S. Army is to have new drums. In their day the old drums did good service. Now they must retire and give place to better drums. Phila. Record.
Presidents--Elections; Political parties--Platforms; Civil service reform; Honesty; Marching percussion; Tilden, Samuel J. (Samuel Jones), 1814-1886; Sherman, John, 1823-1900; Blaine, James Gillespie, 1830-1893; Hancock, Winfield Scott, 1824-1886; Grant, Ulysses S. (Ulysses Simpson), 1822-1885; Logan, John Alexander, 1826-1886; Low, Seth, 1850-1916; Cleveland, Grover, 1837-1908; Lamar, L. Q. C. (Lucius Quintus Cincinnatus), 1825-1893; Conkling, Roscoe, 1829-1888; Phelps, William Walter, 1839-1894; Davis, David, 1815-1886; Kelly, John, 1821-1886; Mahone, William, 1826-1895; Butler, Benjamin F. (Benjamin Franklin), 1818-1893; Cameron, J. D. (James Donald), 1833-1918