Misery Loves Company - The Sultan - Allah be praised! - Now that they've got another Sick Man, maybe they will let up on me, Political Cartoon, 1895. Three men holding spoons labeled "Russia, England, and Japan", attempting to force a large pill labeled "Ultimatum" from an "International Pill Box" into a despairing Chinese man sitting on a throne with a large pillow behind him. The three men have the attributes of Nicholas II, Emperor of Russia, Robert Cecil, Marquess of Salisbury, Prime Minister of the United Kingdom, and Meiji, Emperor of Japan. The sultan of Turkey is sitting on the left, smoking a hookah.