This is one of the multitude of contemporary editorial drawings and cartoons relating to Haymarket. Published a month after the bombing and a little more than two weeks before the trial began, it can be read as an unintentional validation of the defendants' frequent charge that it was the state and representatives of "civilization" and "order" who were the real anarchists

Here a determined female figure representing the state and standing on what appears to be an anarchist flag or banner seems to behave like a stereotypical anarchist. She hurls a fizzing bomb labeled "law" at the fleeing crowd. While at least two men carry guns, this "mob" looks more like middle-class Chicagoans than working people. In the upper right is an uncannily prophetic vision of the actual police monument that would be unveiled three years later.