|Click on the image to see the text (approximately 425 words). The image is an engraving titled "Anarchist Ammunition," from Michael Schaack's Anarchy and Anarchists (1889).
Some of the discussions of dynamite that so inspired and energized anarchists, and angered and terrified their enemies, verged on incantations to the explosive's magical ability to make a single worker the equal of the gathered minions of capital. An editorial in the Alarm of November 15, 1884 read:
"Dynamite is the emancipator! In the hand of the enslaved it cries aloud: "Justice or—annihilation!" But best of all, the workingmen are not only learning its use, they are going to use it. They will use it, and effectually, until personal ownership—property rights—are destroyed, and a free society and justice becomes the rule of action among men. There will then be no need for government since there will be none who will submit to be governed. Hail to the social revolution! Hail to the deliverer—Dynamite."
"Dynamite!" is in much the same spirit. Its author is listed in the typed transcript as T. Lizius of Indianapolis. (The first initial is an error, since it was Gerhard Lizius of this same city who submitted articles to the Arbeiter-Zeitung and the Alarm.) Lizius became city editor of the former paper after he moved to Chicago in 1886. The prosecution's inclusion of this article as People's Exhibit 39 indicates, among other things, how the words of others, as well as their own rhetoric, were used against the Haymarket defendants.