The confusion over the Democratic position on the money question (see Monetary Policy in Issues) is the focus of this Nast cartoon which
appears in the back of the same issue as his cover illustration, "A Hard Summer for the Soft Rag Baby." Thomas Hendricks (l), the
vice-presidential nominee, was a former hard-money man turned soft-money
enthusiast. But as the vice-presidential nominee, Hendricks equivocated on the
issue, satisfying neither side. In this cartoon, he turns in the hard-money
direction, despite his "soft soap" collar.