This Puck cartoon portrays Governor Grover Cleveland of New York, a leading
candidate for (and eventual winner of) the Democratic presidential nomination,
as a hard-working chief executive who lives a monkish life. He spurns
invitations to balls and parties (wastebasket) and marriage proposals from
eligible young women. Cleveland's private life, however, became the subject of
great controversy when it was reported that, years earlier, he had fathered a
child out of wedlock.