Apparently a commentary on the political
situation in Latin America at the time.
A caption beneath the cartoon indicates
that it originally ran in the Chicago Inter Ocean.
At this size and screen resolution, the
captions on the smaller characters' signs may be difficult to
read, so I'll add them here. From top to bottom,
Then smallest little guy at the top has a
tag that reads "General." To his left, a slightly
larger fellow is tagged with "The only private in the
Colombian Army." Just to his right, another
"General" seems to be taking a swipe at the burro with
a stick. Lower down, with his hands held in the air, another
character says, "Caramba I used to live in El Hyde
Park Chicago USA." To his right, dodging a ricocheting
bullet, is a barefoot "Secretary of War."
Last, and nearest Uncle Sam's feet, is a barefoot "Major
General," as the words written on his pants indicate."