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Illinois vs. August Spies et al. trial evidence book. People's Exhibit 107.
Arbeiter-Zeitung (Newspaper) article, "Editorial," 1885 Mar. 2

2 p.
Introduced into evidence during testimony of E. F. L. Gauss (Vol. K p. 721-732), 1886 July 31.
Transcript of translation of article.

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Monday, March 2nd, 1885.


X X X "A man who knows that a vicious dog lies at a certain place by which he has been once before attacked and lacerated as he was going by him must be a collossal sheeps-head if he in spite of the experience passes the cur a second time without taking with him a good club or a revolver or any other good weapon. But if he again passes the snarly beast a third time with empty hands after he has already been bitten twice, and allows himself to be bitten again then we look in vain for a descriptive word for such imcomprehensible assininity. But our censure is not directed only against the workingmen of Philadelphia; it strikes especially and in much higher degree those dirty souls who carry on as a business the quieting of the working classes under idle promises of reforms in the near future. The working men believe the promises of these false prophets (pfaffen) and go to sleep, and when then a thing happens like that in question then the dupes stand about with empty hands and open mouths (using empty and vain words), allow their heads to be knocked in as if that was the proper thing--and find comfort in the thought of the beautiful promises of their

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That much is sure, that thing could not have happened in Chicago without placing for exhibition on the telegraph wires and cornices of houses a dozen cadavers of policemen in pieces for each broken skull of a workingman. And this is due solely and purely to the revolutionary propaganda carried on here. Finally our respect to the Philadelphia women. They were the only ones who resisted the order---beast and defended themselves with commendable bravery.

(We wonder) Whether the workingmen in other cities will take a lesson from this occurrence and will at last supply themselves with weapons, dynamite and prussic acid as far as that has not been done yet.

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