Illinois vs. August Spies et al. trial evidence book. People's Exhibit 126.
Arbeiter-Zeitung (Newspaper) article, untitled, 1885 June 20

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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In a continuation of the same article, June 20th, 1885, the author says in conclusion:

"Enough is now said about the importance of being armed, and another question approaches us now which also must be discussed. We are to go to work to supply ourselves as quickly as possible with these useful things. The price of them is too high than that one could buy them himself. The writer of these lines expresses his opinion, which does not intend to be too previous, to this effect, that special groups ought to form themselves to this end which are to accomplish these things incorporal and which collect and pay the money in small sums optional with each one according to his means. Small contributions one can easily spare; one does not mind them and he is in this way the sooner in fighting trim for our purpose. In explanation it must also be said that dynamite bears several names here in America, among others it is known in trade also under the names of Hercules powder (Cleveland) and Giant powder.

But we will not tire the reader any longer and go about to close this article. The fable reports to us that founders of great and difficult works have been nursed by wild beasts, among others Romulus and Remus by a she wolf; that is to be understood figuratively. It is not said that the founders


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of a great work must have something wolfish in their individuality for such a beginning is ever the pass-word in a fight and in this it is meant for one to be a wild animal. Workingmen, fellows in misery, men of action! A creation greater, more important, higher, more elevated than one has ever been, it is for us to found and establish!

The temple of the unveiled Goddess of Liberty upon the whole face of the globe. But to this end you must be wolves, and as such ye need sharp teeth. Workingmen, arm yourselves!"


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