This grim back-page Judge cartoon depicts a harsh end for four leading
Independent Republicans (Mugwumps), guilty of the crime of supporting Democratic
presidential nominee Grover Cleveland. Their hands on the rope indicate that
they have committed suicide, rather than been lynched. The victims are (left to
right): the reverend Henry Ward Beecher; former Interior secretary Carl Schurz;
New York Times editor George Jones; and Harper's Weekly editor George William
Curtis, in a girdle, with attached fan.