Albert Scheffer cartoons on the front page of the <em>St. Paul Daily Globe</em>

April 7, 1888

Front page of the April 7, 1888, St. Paul Daily Globe. Scheffer is depicted in two editorial cartoons related to the Minnesota gubernatorial election. In the upper cartoon, Scheffer is depicted in a German military uniform carrying a barrel of beer. He is surrounded by Democratic candidates all carrying various types of ammunition labeled with different issues that the Democrats could use to attack Republicans in the election. In the lower cartoon, Scheffer balances on a barrel of beer (possibly referencing his beer lobby support) holding the platform of the Farmers’ Alliance in one hand and Grover Cleveland's Democratic Party in the other hand. The caption identities his balancing act, ironically, as Scheffer's “Republican Platform.”