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View Diary: May 3rd, 1886 - WORKINGMEN, TO ARMS!! (14 comments)

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    Spies objected to the word "Revenge" in the circular ("flier") that was printed - he feared it was too inflammatory. It was added by someone else at Arbeiter-Zeitung (I forget who off the top of my head - Schwab? Fischer?) for effect. Spies ordered it removed. New circulars were printed - but somewhere along the line some of the "Revenge" circulars were distributed. The police got a hold of one and feared the worst.

    The thing to remember - and this is part of tomorrow's diary - is that the Haymarket rally was extremely poorly organized.  

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