Dramatic pro-police, anti-anarchist account of the Haymarket Riot

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Dramatic pro-police, anti-anarchist account of the Haymarket Riot - - The anarchists of Chicago inaugurated la...
- The anarchists of Chicago inaugurated la earnestlast night the reign of lawlwssns which they havs threatened and endeavored to iaoite fox yearn, . They threw a bomb into the midst of a line of 2O0 police offioera, aad It exploded with fearful effect, moving dewa mea like oattle. Almost before tbe missile of death had exploded the auarchlsU dl Meted . m murderous fire from re-volvers . , upon , the ' police aa ' " If their action was prearranged, aad aa the latter were hemmed la oa every side am busqaded the effect of the lira upon the ranks of the officers was fearful. -L When tbe police had recovered from the first shock of tbe attack they gallantly charged upou their would-be murderers, shooting at every step and ' mowing J them " dowa as their fellow offioera had beea by tbe . . -. . . .... , bomb, The saarohista fled la dismay before tbe charge,', but everywherethey turned the withering fire from tbe revolvers of the policemen followed them and thinned their ranks. The cowardly our. finding that their attack did act completely f annihilate the offioera and that a'' force large enough toeome wUh -them was left, fled, in all dJrectlpna. aeekfag the darkness of alleys, always, and aide euaseta to aeoape the revengeful fire ot the policed The oollislbu between the police aad the anarchists was brought about by the leaders of the latter, August Spies, Sam Fleldea,'and A B, Par sons, endeavoring to incite a large mass- inaeWgirlOy'dW Wflodh.tlTbey ered oa DesBlalaes street, between Lake and Bandolph stfeeta, about 10 o'clock last night in obedieaoe to a call from somebody or something which Is known aa ;ttb pnnyutee.-jelden, fiplee. - aad Par. abns Were bn band to ' cell Uie meeting to order, aad when there were enough of them to fill up tbe street. Spies mounted a wagon In front of Crane Brothers' machin a hop, on tbe east side - of . Desplalaee , street, aad harrangued the mob to - begin : at enoei'-bthe annihilation of miuions ' ' of the law end 'capitalistAixiiatJtJtva mob wits Id J-sympathy with hia" utterances was -." ' . - -t. JU- . . . . eriaoed by the wild applattse which wss so- corded him. Parsons '. followed. ' and his speech was, tf poasible, even more Intemperate and incendiary than that of Spies. When Sam Fleldea mounted the wagon and began to Ball the howling aad exciting anarchists that the only way to evade law aad order was to kill off its "mmiens," the offioera whoea-foroe it, tho head of a ooluma of police coming from tho direction of the station was aeea about halt a block away. Captain Boafield a

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  1. The Inter Ocean,
  2. 05 May 1886, Wed,
  3. Page 2

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