The terms "Mexican" (caption) and "Mexicanism" (hat) connote
fear of a military coup. In 1876 General Porfirio Díaz ousted Mexican president
Sebastian Lerdo and essentially established himself as dictator, holding power
until the Mexican Revolution of 1911. Here, in place of the Mexican military
strongman is Democratic national chairman Abram Hewitt, wearing a Mexican
sombrero and military outfit.