||This cartoon uses the fable of William Tell, the legendary Swiss archer and patriot, to lampoon the national Democratic campaign of 1900. According to tradition, William Tell was confronted by a cap erected on a pole in the marketplace. All men had been ordered to bow to it as a sign of obedience to the Austrian tyrant, Hermann Gessler, who ruled the Swiss canton of Uri. Infuriated by the decree, Tell refused. As a test of skill, he was obliged to shoot an apple off the head of his son with a crossbow, which he did. Later, Tell killed the hated Gessler, which initiated a successful rebellion against Austrian control of Switzerland.