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Dyer Will Lectvo No Stone Un
turned to Get Sweeping
1 Investigation
' Jiv a Staff Corrtfpondcnt
Washington, Sept. 10. Step have
been taken to demand an Investigation
by Congress of the Ku Klux Klan.
Several members are understood to be
preparing resolutions of inquiry about
which they will not make announce
ment until ready to act formally. Rep
resentatives Dyer, of Missouri, and
Tngue, of Massachusetts, have an
nounced that they would urge the most
thorough probe.
The matter will bo pressed when
Congress meets, although definite action
in the House will not come until Octo
ber 4. An understanding wns reached
among House leader before recessing
that new business would not be tnketi
up with the reconvening on September
21, but two weeks later.
Representative Dyer is making thor
ough plans for a resolution of inquiry.
He has called upon experts to investi
gate statutes and constitutional ques
tions with which the Ku Klux Klan
might conflict In order to find out how
far he could go In his effort for an in
quiry. Many Demands for Probo
Meanwhile from all sections are com
ing demands for an investigation. Mr.
Dyer, in explaining his plan, said : I
"I am nt work leathering together
authorities and looking up statutes to
sec if Congress has authority to make
such on inquiry. I expect to be nblc to
determine this by the time Congress
reconvenes, and If I find we have the
right I nm going to introduce n reso
lution nnd will ask the Speaker to
refer it to the Judiciary Committee,
the proper plncp, in my opinion, for it
to be considered.
"The first step after introducing it
would be to ask the Rules Committee
to make the resolution immediately In
order. As soon as it is passed by the
House 1 shall ask the chairman of the
Judiciary Committee to appoint a sub
committee to conduct the Inquiry. The
resolution will give authority to tnkc
testimony under oath, either in Wash
ington or elsewhere.
"If the report of our sub-committee
should show anybody connected with
this organization has violated the Fed
eral law, our committee would report
to the House, with the recommendation
that the Speaker call the attention of
the Attorney Oeneral to the matter to
the end that he institute prosecutions.
"House legislative experts are look
ing into constitutional questions nnd
other data necessary to the prepara
tion of the resolution of inquiry. While
I feel there must be a way for Con
gress to act, I have not had sufficient
time to examine the authorities so as
to be sure about it."
Negro Leaders Wrought Un
Letters of protest against the organ-
Jxationfrora Catholic, Jewish and Negro
vrtnnizMiivus are pouring in on mem
ber ot the House nnd Senate. Most
of the demands are for nn investiga
tion that will turn the light on the
activities of Simmons' hooded night
naera. ji is Deiievcu publicity will i
make persons ashamed to join the or-1
der. but it is also thought a Congres
sional inquiry will show tho way to
legislation to prevent such movements. ,
.egro leaders throughout the United ,
States are much wrought up. They '
tviui. uui iuui sucn secret organlza
tlons. with their mysterious nnd threat-
ening aiutuue toward .Negro communi- , "'"""ereu aim oenea tneso mystic mem paid they received hearings ns un
ties, will arouse a bitter race hatred , tno Invisible Kmplre will be ashamed desirables and were found guilty. A
that should be allowed to die. They , themselves and will be forced by n placard was placed on the back of
Jill try to get CongresR to force ndop- healthy Americanism to come out in the each announcing to the world that they
tion at a resolution authorizing invea- i Pen like men and confess their sins, i were public nuisances. They were
...... .u.. . m uu mui iiun. ine
effort will be headed by the National
Association for the Advancement of the
colored l'eople, which will also direct
an appeal against Ku Kluxism to Presi
dent Harding.
Shelby M, Davidson, executive sec
retary of the association, said yesterday
that the Ku Klux Klan was the "worst
mui me reveimions nati siiown mm
organization on earth.
Scores Whipped,
Tarred by Klan
Otn tinned from Fve On
been dealt with. He was taken 1 to the ' warnings have been sent to individual I Federal officers to Investigate the at
woods and guarded until nightfall. His by mall or publicly posted in com- I tarl' Dl,t on ,Tu'y 2 Engers was in-
cantors during this time treated him 1 .,,,,.,ui. . . 1 , ...i .!' dieted for ntrernvnfert nnqfliilt. hilrfflnrv.
with kindness and consideration. They 1
provided him with food and fruit to I
eat and ice r water to drink. During the
lay he was nuestloned and admitted nil
, f ,vm ? J thl ku, ' him
of. The Judgment of the Klnn was
hiiMiii wm tn he fflven ten Innhen nerfwu .
have heard. We canuot be deceived
and JUSTICE will no longer ba
Of the Ku Klnx Klan.
The whole essence of the Ku Klux
spirit thus put into acknowledged ac
tion by a chartered body of the in
corporated Ku Klux order bolls down
to a few sentences of that com.nunl-'
Klan Makes Own Law
"The law of the Klan Is justice.
Dr. Paul was approached
rV.V"u'.l"BB iiVBU . . nl I
hikbe dt lurro nuiea men ana in-
etructed to go with them. He was
nlneed and escorted. Thn
It u - iT.-i. -J : i .i,.V i,L .,. V . ' Dccn similarly uisguiscu ami tucir warn
the bare back and that he was to be , placards have stated that they
teSL5?diff?tiilSmt xfA.. ,. werc the Ku Klux Klnn- The warnings
eot TfJ BeaU.mont Mon.d.ar' t?9 conveyed In letters or publicly posted
18th of July spending the have bpen nitinicd rf. K. K." or
major portion of the day in Orange hs7e borne conspicuously the slgnnture,
parading the streets and proclaiming , "Knights of the Ku Klux Klan."
the diabolical lie that he had been sub-1
jected to the tortures of the Inquisition Texas Is Klan Hotbed
and boasting of his prowess in affairs 1 In the State of Texas alone in the
of physical endurance. , last six months, nearly fifty cases have
Ho poses to the gullible public and sen-'been reported, Involving either violent
Rational newspapers as a patriot and lawless action or threats of such action,
a hero. All these things the eyes of and involving also either tho Ku Klux
the unknown have seen and their ears K'an or masked individuals or mobs, as
J, . t .C 7-, . . . . Dealing irom mnsBea rwianfmen ana wtm r,. .;. A ..... uu,r,
udgment of the Man was read toia t(? ,eeo nulet da aid so Harris ile ??". tarrel on1 fathered and
Tho lash was laid on the tar '? accuSed of insulting a whT e ""l1?,1 bne c' Pol,ce followed the au
and feathers were applied. Ho oln.n insulting a white tomoblle and nrrcsted four men, W. L.
was informed of the will of theKlnn1wW0,r,n0. t,.!,.. Ku Klux Klan. ' ?' I"r?.d' . 9' ,?.v "eed- "ow.den y
L't-'Ii 5LS?ou , tUe $tyC Jn,rre
and feathered he was discharged at
two of the main btreets to becrowda cheer. Klansmen carried llerv
a Vrnlng Constantly watched 1 cr0SH and American line side by side.
Il 11, kn Wib0S?i number ,s. le?lon May 22, Dollafc John Moore, uged
and whose eye Is all-seeing and whose
Biethods of gathering Information are
unknown to the alien world.
These things H10 eyes of the unknown
have seen and their ears have heard.
We cannot be deceived nnd JUSTICE
will no longer be mocked."
A similar usurpation of the consti
tuted police and legal powers of the
American neonle. and n slmilnr nrmn.
rlou of the right to be Judge, Jury, pros
ecutor and executioner, was made by
the Klap ofJDallas In a warning "proc
laUon'Liacud to the citizens of Dal.
VJse CntyTTxas, and Touched for by
'Ullul.l MHan than the 1Iv ralh
. '' ". IT- -T " - - M .ww. W.IVH
toe Alfred Joneo, Editor the Beancant Eatorprlo,
Boaooant, ffexna.
Sear Slrl
Xour jrahiloatlaa, slnot the- organisation of tb
Ku JO.t noa la the oltj ot Oeaoaoat. has on various oeoulons
jmbllohod Information oonoeralng and pertaining to the affairs
of thla organliatlon, its boUoro, as you do, that a atws.
paper abnud stars the heat Interests of lte constituency and
that all legitimate neva should be giTon the puhlio through its
oolunao, Daring the pent to months may Iteoa haTe sjpsoxsd
in your paper relatlt to the ooae of the to Klux Xlan and Its
oonaeotlon with fir. J. 8. SaX. aow that yoa
nay be folly inforwd of the true foots In thla onss, the Klan
has assiwsa and herewith hands you an intelligent, true and
"""' " """ TOlx" " a rean,at3 that
this sarnary of faota ho pabliohoa in the ooltan. of your paper
not later then Sunday , s4 19a 1
'wnuoonuff to the cnoloood oopy
craapted,... '"'..
Photographic copy of a warning, under the official seal of the K. K. K.,
sent to the editor of tho Beaumont (Tex.) Enterprise,
comment in his column on page 5 of
the Searchlight for August L'O. 1021.
an follows:
"To the citizens of Dallas County.
greetings: This organization has caused
to be posted the following proclamation :
"lte it known nnd hereby proclaimed
"That this organization is composed
of native-born Americans nnd none
"Thnt Its iiurnoso is to unholil the
dignitj and the authority of the law.
mat tnis organization rec
ognizes that situation fre
quently arise where no existing law
offers n remedy.
"The Eye of the Unknown"
"That this organization docs
not countenance and will not stand for
social parasites remaining In this city.
It is equally opposed to the gambler,
the trickster, the moral degenerate and
the man who lives by his wits and is
without visible menns of support.
"The eye of the unknown hath seen
nnd doth constantly observe a'l, white
orblack, who disregard this warning,
'Whatsoever thou so west that shall jou
also reap.' Regardless of official, so
ciai or nnancial position, this warning
nPP'les to nil ljving within the jurisdic
tion of this Klan
" 'Your sins will find you out.' Re
not deceived. You cannot deceive us,
nnd we will not be mocked.
"This warning will not be repeated.
" 'Mene, Mene, Tekel, Upharsin.'
"Hereafter all communications from
us will tear the official seal of the
"The duy will soon dawn,'
bujii nit
"cv.ur. ntiiey, when those who have
""- "'"" ueiicu is uireauy in
, n ....
... . .u,io im:,ui lew
With the showing Of this indorse- I
ivm 13" the fcVEfiiJjo Pon.
wfSw- m5? V laMge nuraber of
I- ,vini 1 1 rtwI ' uJ'1? "ew8pa!,erH
ns having been committed in vnrlniiR
parts of the United States this year.
Mf'tl flftVO hpAfl rIKl tnbati t"tnm
their homes, enrried to lonely spots
and beaten, tarred and feathered. '
Women have been stripped of their
clothing nnd tarred and feathered.
Men havo been flogged and perma
nently mutilated for alleged Immoral
ity ; parades of men carrying placards
rf Wti rnlnva hnvA Knan IsalH ,t nlt m
accepted by newspapers for publication,
i practically every instance of
pi1TgIcllf vIo!cn(.0i Ule crlmliml IlctS(
according to the reports, have been per-
Petratcd by mnsked men wearing white
hoo(1(( nml robps Thn niir..,ier.s hnva
...... .."....
louows .
v, : .- tt . ir tt 1 1 '
March 17. Houston A. V. Hopkins.
prominent business man kidnapped and
taken 0 point outside city, whpned and
warned to leave city. He left town
next day. Hopkins was called from
a business meeting by his assailant. I
April 10, Houston J. S. Allen, IIou-
.tJ nrfnrnev. tnken from ernivded
:;.."":.'. r . ' .1. " "..:.;
- - n'7 - Vfeatherr,'lfe was
then returned to the city and dumped
from nn nuto in the middle of the busi-
ness section nude except for the tar '
nn,i fen.hers. i
1 and feathers.
Anrll 1C. Dalln
Bill Harris, Negro '
wood i, wh' re he rece Wed a -evero
f ..., .' ,. . r, j
l.,,,: i.u j .1 ..1
numbering 1000 mounted nnd hooded
members, narade. throuffh streets while
thirty, seized in home by masked men.
taken to outskirts, stripped of clothing
and lashed with horsewhip. Brought
back to city and dumped into crowded
street. Home in party insisted on kill-
Justice of Peace Whipped
May 27, Bbur Lak J. J. De Vere,
Justice of the Peace, whipped, tarred
and feathered by citizens supposed to
bare come from Liberty. Sour Lake
citlVens 'threaten to retaliate. Six or
sMa?cu;.dUt o"dKgteBatUcked00rae ?veVtigeecr'.tly tTr pnrt7of"wh. 2
?.i- 1..1 id ri if. mi,' I Inny Pinto was victim two days pre-twelve-year-old
girl. He fled from vjousfy. 8lnCe no names were signed to
town afterward. message Ncff refused to give It con-
'Stcsaai Jtily SI, 19ai
0? 2HE K0 XLT& JOA.
them to leave town or face punishment,
i May 30, Beaumont Dr. J. S. Paul
whipped, tarred nnd feathered by
1 masked men. He was seized in his office
and tnken to outskirts, where he was
' roughly handled. Newspaper reporters
erc Invited to attend nnd did so. Dr.
- A. Halzllp warned to leavo or faco
' M""ar deal, nnd both he and Paul left,
'ne 10. Hrcnham Dr. R. II. Len-
nc.rt s?'?ed by eight masked men and
!nkcn n,ino, ml,es frP Hrenham, where
he received a coat of tar nnd fi-athprs.
The Klansmen, It is said, accused him
of disloynlty during the war. Lennert
denied this charge, saying he wns born
and reared in Texas and that he had
bought 51800 worth of Liberty Bonds.
He is married and has three children.
Fled After Warning
June 1G. Dnllas Well-known citizen
whose name was not published received
the following notice signed "K. K. K." :
"It is suggested that the cllmnte of
I Texns is unhealthy for a man of your
cunrncter. innt was all. Alter the
recipient had Investigated and learned
the letter wns genuine ho thought it was
enough. He departed nt once for Ari
zona. June 17, Bolton John Collins, Negro,
kidnapped and taken into countrv. se-
j vercly flogged by masked men and told
i to leave the city. A placard was fas-
I tened on his back which read : "Whipped
by K. K. K." The Negro had been
in jail charged with having insulted a
white woman. The Grand Jury failed
to Indict him.
1 June 20, Goose Creek, near Hous
ton B. L Bloodsworth nnd Olan
Jones, oilfield workers, kidnapped,
tarred and feathered. Bloodsworth
first taken back to town nnd dumped
irom a car, nnd later Jones was re
turned nnd spilled out. Both victims
warned to leave and did so.
Kidnapped and Beaten
Tuna 'M Ulmi.nn Um,. C3..V...1.
TChlnneH." f'nrr..,I nnA fnhor nfHr
kidnapping, ne was riding a horse
lnt0 tow" when four men in an nuto-
mobIle ' him nd convoyed him
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'th ' .n I, , B "
June 20 Yoakum A white man who
aii ,ft citizen here for twenty years
lirr,d, feathered nnd found bound and
b .ndfolded on road. Ho refused to
disrusH the case,
June 27, Dallas Edward Engers,
filling-station proprietor, flogged by
masked men. tie asked State and
threats to beat wife and threats to
,Tune oS Austin Judge J. R.
Hamilton, of Crimlnnl District Court,
orders investigation by Grand Jury Into
k K"1.,t ifinn 'nti,in. develnned.
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July 1, Fort Worth White man
tnken from his home at night nnd
received twenty laotiea for mistreat
ing wife. Ills wife pleaded that the
men spare his life and they prom
ised only to whip him. This man
prayed as he was whipped, admitted
thnt he had treated his wife and chil
dren wrongly and promised to lead a
better life. For this reason the Klan
refused to tell his name in order to
give Mm a chance to make good. They
aro now watching his home.
Klnn Parades Openly
iiuiy u, i -uiusune ivu iviux IV an
n.lu'i,. aA innn ... ...-."
July 5, Palestine Ku Klux
Kinn uniform paraded through the
Mreeta wlth bnnner8 aml torch
ti o q. ,itt"1., i i .
f "5en'Ved bv m ffinSt 2 r?.
f,""d' , C. it. P rt? ",' Gli"
,,en' "enr MIe- "e received SCnlp
wounds and bruises. Ho nm uei.,!
w? In station lunchroom, taken in a
.;,, "" X""""j " mrown into
n HP, ,n tle Party threw
h,Ti .. 1 a .u co a,,u excl"eu
tn"t .th5T J'?d the wrong man.
1 -7.., r m -- ""
,t 7JiLj u. Uum.mlnS. "f this
"?.. vr,f"ri".y'?-w?,.w .eae.
cn? 'n '"t of atyH.n in 'mid-
afternoon, seized nnd rrrA ntt l .
leased and the .other. Twere 'B,
u',, nn,antnhe.?t,e;s jy.e Mt on
iw 1.1 V1UUU sisneu oy prominent
Waco citizens, who rheered thn tnr. .1
their hearing. Cummlngs is an alleged
vagrant. He and bis wife have left
Governor Refuses to Act
July 0, Fort Worth Message sent
10 uovernor nea signed Dy "Uommlt
sideratlon. Pinto was seized about 0
r. Ai. at mast prominent corner, tnken
into country, got a coat of tar and
feathers and received forty-eight hours
to leave town because of alleged law
July 10, Brenham Reward if S200
fA 9 tiftA n.lriAAatB" nnlal. I . A.-.
M ' . M.. I . .
Women Stripped, Beaton,
by "Chivalrous Klansmen,'
Chivalry and the protection of
womanhood are among the prin
ciples and aims of the Ku Klux
Klan, Inc., according to the printed
"literature" of its propaganda de
partment. Yet white women hare been
stripped of their clothing, flogged
and covered with a sticky mess of
tar and feathers by hooded and
gowned "regulators."
seized on May 4
masked men. He
by a number of
refused to discuss
July 14, "Wichita Falls D. E. Don
nelly brought to this city nnd placed in
Jail after threats were made to lynch
him at Burkburnctt, where he was ac
cused by his two daughters of attacking
them. Donnelly said ho received a
Klan letter warning him.
Lynching Plot Foiled
July 14, Greenville Matt Gllzen,
Negro, removed from jail Just before
crowd of 100 masked men gathered and
demanded prisoner. He is accused ol
killing Orblo Standlee, a white farmer.
The nttempt to lynch him was not mniTe
until the Negro's trial was postponed.
July 14, Dallas Delegation from
Duncanville, near here, warns Dallas
authorities thnt If Archie Holsomsec
is released he will bo lynched following
his attack upon Mrs. W. C. Newcomer.
She is the wife of a nfomlnent farmer.
July 10, Beaumont R. F. Scott, of
Dewcyville, who was a marine during
the wnr, wns badly beaten, tarred,
feathered and dumped into the business
section at 10 o'clock at night.
July 10, Teneha Mrs. Bculah John
son was taken from the porch of a
hotel, stripped, tarred nnd feathered.
Tho attack was said to have been
made by masked men wearing white
uniforms. They drove up to the hotel
In three automobiles, filed out, dis
playing firearms, and took the young
woman into one of the cars. The au
tomobiles proceeded to a point several
miles Into the country, where Mrs.
Johnson's clothing wns removed and
she received n coat of tar and feathers.
She was then placed in the automobile
nnd returned to town. Mrs. Johnson
nsserted she wns working nt the hotel
as a maid. Sho says she did not know
any of the men. Tho woman was taken
to Jail nt Centre, Tex., next day nnd
is being held to the next Grand Jury
on a charge of bigamy. Mrs. Johnson
was out on bond nnd wns surrendered
by bondsmen after the tarring. Accord
ing to information in the hands of
Sheriff Smith, Mrs. Johnson has been
married three times, her first husband
being dend while the two others aro
July 17, Nacogdoches J. W. Mc
knight, plumber, former deputy sher
Iff, seized by masked men, rushed to
country, stripped, beaten.
July 18, Dickinson G. C. Benson
taken by masked men out of town,
whlnpcd with strnn nnd warned tn
July 10, Lufkln Sherwood Vinson
seized nt railroad station by masked
puny, laiien irora city, tarred, feath
ered and dumped out in business sec
tion. July 10, Athens Earl H. Peters
taken from Chandler Hotel, beaten and
left on roadside.
"Emperor" Chides Klan
July 20, Beaumont W. J. Simmons,
Klan Wizard, threatens to cancel char
ter of Beaumont chapter, which adinlta
having victimized Dr. J. S. Paul.
July 20, Lufkln Ben Riley kid
napped by masked men, tarred, feath
ered, dumped out In front of movie
July 21, Lufkin George Lee, rfiauf-
icur, seized, tarred, feathered and
dumped out in the heart of business
Victim Kills Klansman
Julv 20. AllRfln Toff U,n,, ,
seized by maBked men at Manor, near
cie, uuggea anu told to leavo town bo
cause he was a lonfer.
July 20, Matador Six of group of
ove" raen who flogged Henry Adams
uii:u $o cacn lor lormlng unlawful
uBoemoiy. nen men called nt Adams'
home he fired, killing one of them.
August 2. Ternrlrnnn Wni-ron Din.
kens, Negro, seized, stripped, whipped
and warned to leave town. Accused
of familiarity with white women.
Augubt 0, Fort Worth Benny Pinto
seized second time. Mnsked men took
him from store after struggle. He
escaped and fled into Majestic note!,
men sny masked men covered them with
guns, Pinto taken ten miles from town,
gets sixty lashes and Is wnrned to leave
OMiHtuto juiouiu5. awu uuiaw
ssuite in forty-eight hours.
In tho second Pinto ense. Fort
Worth newspaper received the following
communication :
"Fort WSrth Is being made a better
place to live In. Lawlessness is being
dealt with. Benny Pinto wns taken
from the business district of the city
Saturday night and handled by Knights
of the Ku Klux Klnn. It was done as
punishment for him nnd as a warning
to others. The Fort Worth
Klan will help in law enforcement.
Lawlessness must cease in Tarrant
County. No law-abiding person need
have fear of the klansmen.
Tho outbreak of masked violence pur
porting to be aimed to "help in law
enforcement" has been more violent in
Texas than in any other State, but
similar troubles have been experienced
in many other localities, a few ot the
more outstanding of which must be re
ported to round out the record.
Another Klansman Killed
One of the earliest occurred last
spring in Atlnnta, where it was com
monly attributed to tho Ku Klux Klan
and greatly checked the progress of the
movement locally. J. O. Thomas, keep
ing a lunch counter nt 280 Vi Decatur
street, received anonymous threatening
letters, which he showed to his lnwyers
nnd to Government agents nt the time,
warning him to "leavo alone" a woman
with whom be was associated in busi
ness. In early March four men lured him
into an automobile and carted him to
a lonely spot in the suburbs near the
Lakewood Amusement Park. There
they made him get out and, telling him
he bad paid no attention to their let
ters, began to beat him. Thomas drew
a knife, killed one assailant, Fred
Thompson, whom Imperial Wizard
Simmons later admitted to bo a mem
ber of the Ku Klux Klan.
A Grand Jury refused to Indict
Thomas for the murder of Thomp
son, but did indict two of bis assail
ants for assault with intent to mur
der. On trial they were acquitted,
and during Hie proceeding no refer
ence was made in court to tho Ku
Klux Klan. But at the Coroner's in
quest one Homer Pitta was admitted
to have been the driver of the "death
car" and was represented uy Captain
W. 8, Coburn, an Atlanta lawyer and
years ago an Indian fighter in the
old regular army.
Defended by "Goblin"
In the official roster of employes of
the Propagation Department, Ku Klux
Klan, Inc., printed in the Hvznjho
1'UBI.IO LKDOKR last Thursday, fkn.
tain W.. S. Coburn appeara as Grand
sbLbHHhl? 'nB(m4m-i:KLmAmmm
m!KEWt$:& - ?ftB,yBMBEBJBBKglMBW.it ' mljJ!??j&.iM
K. K. K. riders as they appeared
"Imperial Palace" Is Costly Setting
For Leisure Hours of "Emperor"
rpHE "Invisible Empire" of the Ku Klux Klan has nn "Imperial Palace,"
set In a lordly private park which cost many visible and tangible dollars.
This angle of the Klan, which is burrowing its way Into Philadelphia,
should excite the interest of candidates whq aro thinking of donating $10 to
the secret order.
"Emperor" William Joseph Simmons already has a crown which he
wears nt the "mystic" gnthcrings of men sworn to obey him.
A golden throne, n jeweled bcepter and n gcm-cncrustcd orb are tho
other accessories needed by one who has climbed to tho dazzling heights of
Simmons in some of his writings speaks mysteriously of reincarnations,
hinting that he has been in the world of the flesh at least once before his
present incarnation. But whether ho wns Alexander, called tho Great, or
Julius Caesar or the first Napoleon tho one-time cxhorter does not reveal.
Aside from all this gilt nnd gingerbread, however, the Ku Klux Klan has
a serious meaning In the life of America. What that meaning la and how
Ku Kluxism is spreading racial and religious hntrcd in it zenl fnr nnvlni?
members tho Evenino Public LEDOEn
msi uionaay.
R. Pitts as a Kleaglo stationed at
Fresno, Cnl.
At Pcnsacoln, Fla., on the night of
July 8, white-robed masked men
drove up to tho restaurant owned by
Chris Lochas, a Greek, and in the
Presence of the Chief nf Pnlle. nt fhe
city handed film this warning:
You are nn undesirable citizen.
You violate tho Federal Prohibition
laws, the laws of decency, and are a
running sore on society. Several trains
aro leaving Pensacola dally. Take
your choice, but do not take too much
time. Sincerely in earnest.
"(Signed) K. K. K."
Chief of Police Harper received ten
days suspension for failure to arrest
the masked deliverers of the note under
an ordinance ninklnc such "fllmriiUa"
an offense, nnd the case attracted mo
mentary natlon-wido attention when
County Solicitor Fisher tried unsuc
cessfully to connect men of tho United
States Air Service stationed at Pcnsa
cpla with it. It was later announced
that "Emperor" Simmons had sus
pended the charter of the Pcnsacola
Grcch Given "Warning"
In n similar case at Durham. N. C,
another Greek restaurant keeper was
warned thnt Negro men were meeting
whlto women nnd Negro women white
men in his place, and that he would be
run out of town unless the practice
was stopped. The Greek hired a law
yer and laughed nt the "K. K. K.,"
which had warned him out of town,
and refused to take them seriously.
For a warning affixed to trees, tele
phone poles and other equally public
places in Mobile, Ala., the charter of
the local Klan was revoked by Colonel
Simmons. The warning read, in parrt:
"Law violators, this Is the first nnd
last time wo will warn you. You must
either heed this warning or take the
consequences, for be ye well
assured we will attend to you without
fear or favor. We have your
names. We stand back of
tho laws nnd boo thnt they are enforced
regardless. This Is no Negro-whipping
organization, but should nn occasion
arise, bo yo assured we will not heslr
tate. We stand for the chas
tity of womanhood, peace and harmony
in the home, law enforcement.
Mobile County must be clean.
We are 100 per cent American nnd
stand back of law enforcement, officials
regardless. This warning is
for those living in tho jurisdiction of
this Klnn. and we nre here 2500 strong
to see that these warnings nre corried
out. Your next warning will be la per
son. "(Signed) THE KU KTALT K,AN,
"Mobile City and County."
Minister Is Beaten
At Miami, Fla., July 17, at night,
eight masked men waylaid the Rev.
Philip 8. Irwin, an archdeacon of the
Protestant Epifcopnl Church, at the
closo of his evening service, took him
to the woods, stripped hlra, whipped
him nnd coated him with tar and
feathers, placed him In a sack, took
him to the center of the city nnd
dumped him into the Rtrect.
Bishop Cnmeron Mann, of the South
ern Florida Diocese, went to Miami to
investigate, and reported to tho Pre
siding Bishop of the Protcstnnt Epis
copal Church of the United States:
"About tho middle of the afternoon,
while I was consulting with tho
Mayor and the Circuit Judgo, the com
mander of the local post of the Ameri
can Legion came In and stated that he
hnd reliable Information that if Arch
deacon Irwin remained In the city he
would be lynched. He thercforo
asked that Archdeacon Irwin should
leave the city that afternoon,"
The charge made by the mob. and
denied both by Irwin and his Bishop,
wns that the clergyman had been
preaching "racial equality" and "in
termarriage" to Negro audiences. At
tho request of the local officials and
with the consent of Bishop Mann,
Archdeacon Irwin nnd his daughter
left Mlnml that afternoon and went to
New York.
This list of terroristic acts nnd warn
Ings is by no means complete. It docs
not includo mention of nil, or many,
of the parades held by white-robed and
hooded men bearing placards announc
ing them as Klansmen, or tht many
warnings mailed and posted in the full
or Initiated name of the Klan, or the
public initiations held by masked
Klansmen In several places, or the
mass-initiations held outdoors and
carefully reported to the press by those
responsible tor tbem.
Th form "KuKlvo Aty" can le
Vied in all talritetr tlnetrJ'Kmnmrar"
!i1mo2. ha$ Ultd r M booklet,
SEPTEMBER 19, 1921
In tho civic pageant at Lakewood Park,
1 Fair In the fall of 1020
is bringing out in a series that began
uted hy Mt membership peddler In
spreading the doctrine of the Klan.
As Simmons asserts his secret order is
a revival of the Ku Klux Klan of the
reconstruction period after the Civil
War, foots concerning the old organi
zation will le presented tomorrow.
Ku Klux Leaders
Caught in Resort
Confirmed from Pa On.
und seizure of euch liquor by the police
, li ,y,or Btreet resort "t the time
nt.,. Sr arnB5ooa lnst both Clarke
and .Mrs. Tyler, but were dismissed
,""JU v. Jetr, or Atlanta, the son-in-law
of the Mrs. Tyler who is fem-
n v.16' tho ,Ku iciux Kl"".
into the Recorders Court, claimed
Sflo-Pi0' Vie sclzcd wh,8ky and was
fined $25 by the court.
n,fi4tb,iIark7e-', ImPerial Klcogle of
"inn S mux Mn In its drive for $10
J,? "Jiff. C?r Amer cnns consecrated
and baptized to uphold and enforce tho
aw and protect tho sanctity of Amer
ican homes and the chnstity of Amer
ican womanhood, nt this moment stands
rLnfv Fbl'c recfd f the Fulton
County (Ga.) courts and tho Atlanta
city uodlce courts as a man who has
M?Jted ,n1d abnBloned his wife and
child and has not to this dny denied
these charges.
Testimony Gh-en by Police
Imperial KJcoglo Clarke and Mrs.
Si rJj5'c.unrr?8tcd nt midnight in
r7 bido.the1 ln the resort. accord
lng to the testimony of the witnesses,
Policeman Jameson, sinco dead, anci
Policewomen Davis and Voss, still on
actiY d"ty. The resort was at 185
Houth Pryor street, corner of Fair
Tvfe'r' lt iWM 0Perated by Mrs.
lyler. The raid occurred a few days
Snr t0. ltobtr 81' 1010j whIch 1" the
date of the hearing before Recorder
Johnson, at which the verdicts of guilty
wcro rendered and sentences Imposed.
The numbers of the cases of the city of
ifanta I!f8US B' CIa'ke and the
Uty of Atlanta versus Mrs. Elizabeth
ft& annd ftoMra. dPflcKk0etmr
Most surprising, in view of Clarke's
efforta, then in progress, to make
America dry by collecting funds to help
!l!2 A.?u'Sa oo" Lenguo. is the fact
that the police found whisky in the
bouse, and seized lt.
But next morning, as stated, tho
Buper-ProhiblUonist and the Ku Klux
feminist were nbsolved from the legal
responsibility Involved in tho discovery
of liquor on the premises, when Jett
ofS25 w,lisky and paid tho fine
The arrest of Clarke nnd Mrs. Tyler
came as the result of a long vigil by
nn, nbandoned wifo. Mrs. May Cart
.edge Clarke, who, between her work ns
a nurse and the hours spent caring for
her little son, Samuel Clarke, trolled
her husband until she managed to win
the help of the police at an opportune
t. n October 18. 1010, she filed suit in
thp Superior Court of Fulton County,
nsklng a divorce For three years, she
charged, she had been deserted nnd
abandoned by her husband. When it
came tlmo to file n petition nnd bill
pf particulars, subsequent to the nrrest
in Pryor street, thcro wns a conference
of lawyers, an appeal by Clarke against
trying him ln court on an adultery
charge and an agreement to pay his
wife $75 a month until his child reached
maturity, and aa a result the petition
and bill ot particulars filed by Mrs.
Clarke's nttorneys simply stated :
"TJktttt.A .llAliu ..... I I t..
t.v.u... ouuno luai duo unngs
this suit on tho ground of desertion,
and alleges that on or about January,
1015, more than three years prior to
tho filing ot this suit, tho said defend-'
ant wiiuuiiy nnd without cause de
serted and abandoned your petitioner,
and petitioner has not lived with said
defendant as his wife since said date."
Divorce Suit Untried
Thla divorce suit stands untried
the docket of the Fulton County Su-I
lienor Kouri, n is wnai is known as
an undefended case, which means that
Clarke has made no denial of the charge
ot desertion and abandonment and that
Mrs. Clarke may have her divorce al
most automatically any time she nsks
the court for lt. But Mrs, Clarke, for
reasons best known to herself and her
lawyers, Clarence Bell nnd Frampton
Ellis, bat so far" chosen not to gain a
divorce, and Clarke la by court order
Atlanta, Ga., during the Southeastern
visit from her long absent husband, who
had left her to shift for herself and
her baby for three years. He told hor
ho had bought her a home. And it
was a fact that ho had. It is a $10 000
house upon which he has paid $1500,
nnd given her the bond for title. He
is going to pay the balance In quar
terly installments .of $100. or as much
moro ns ho can jafford, he tells her.
Who blames Mrs. Clarke for her pres
ent unwillingness to talk about hor
long period of domestic unhappiness and
abandonment? She and her little boy,
now twelve, have moved Into the home,
and Clarke promises to provide a
Rervant a thing Mrs. Clarke has not
known In years, although sho cornea
trom ono oi tne most nieniv resnectca
families ln Atlanta. Her brother Is
Dr. E. O. Cartlcdge, a well-known
local physician, with whoso help Mrs.
Clarke mado tho arrangements with the
police by which tho raid in Pryor Btreet
was carried out.
Mrs. Tyler Takes Bungalow
Meanwhile Clarke and Mrs. Tyler
continued to be seen riding together
nbout the streets of Atlanta In ono of
the six costly automobiles that ono or
the other or both own.
Following her removal from the
Pryor street house, Mrs. Tyler moved
to a bungalow on Howell Mill road. On
the property a handsome Colonial house
is now being built. The property is ln
her name. In tho city directory for
tils year Clarke Is listed ns residing at
680 West Penchtrce street. This Is the
home of his mother and his brother,
Francis W. Clarke, city editor of the
Atlanta Constitution, whose name Is the
only one listed In tho telephone book for
thnt address.
Mrs. Clarke was n graduate drug
gist before her marriage. She is n
woman of refinement and splendid
family antecedents who shunned the
thought of a scandalous court trial.
Until CInrko inaugurated his com
pulsory monthly payments of $75, she
worked as a nurse. Mow she Is ob
taining considerably moro than either
he or she bargained for In court.
For Instance, her little boy two
weeks ago came Into possession of a
pony. Also a correspondent learns on
the best authority, as he has learned
all that this dispatch contains, the little
boy got his first $50 In cash a week ago.
His father gave it to him. Tho boy
went downtown nnd paid tho money on
a $500 piano, and then called up his
father nnd said: "I havo spent thnt
$50 ns the first payment on a piano and
you will havo to pay the rest."
Bald He'd Pay Bin
"All right, son," Clarke replied, "I'll
pay the bill.
J'Jlm Slaton" and "Mrs. Elizabeth
Carroll" are aliases of Clarke nnd Mrs.
Tyler. These are the names by which
they sought to shield their real identi
ties tho night they were arrested in
Pryor street.
On that night, about 12 o'clock, the
)olico party, followed by Dr. Cart
ledge and his sister, the abandoned wife,
drovo up to Fair and Pryor streets.
While Dr. Cartledgo and his sister
remained ln an automobile on the other
rido of the street and ln the middle of
tho block, the policemen and police
women went to tho house and knocked
on th door.
A woman ln night attire finally re
sponded. She wns told she was under
nrrest nnd ordered to lead a pollcemau
to E. Y. Clarko.
"There Is no E. Y. Clarke here," she
"All right," said Patrolman Jame
son, "I'll see for myself." And he en
tered the house. Ho found a dark-haired
man ln bed and apparently asleep. He
awakened him and said:
"Clarke, hop into your clothes nnd
come along. You're going to move to
another hed for the nlirVif "
"You got the wrong man, officer,"
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'totlroads bstutim jLliany aii
atom RIve&Day Mae
Iho woman interrupted. "That f iR
Jim Slnton. lhcrfle no 01rk. M
. : me is. Baton," ad tt;-a
nn am. t. ":."3
name of CInrko " "T
Alt .!, I !...
a.mui., Aniraimsn
iveii try again.
one of his componlona guarded the bm.JI
tners he Went outaldo and askwl rU
Clarke to come In. ,Sh did and M
icu 10 ue Dearoom.
Identified by Mn Claris
J?iFJ&J&&A on tn.'
KT riii.r"" AU "" "a and atWi
aa3.rto ymt hu8bftn(,' B- '4
"Xe." she' said. I
And both tho man In the bed .i'1
the woman wore arrested, order..
clothe themselves and taken .vto f
city prison. At that hou, tL lJ?A
not get bonds nor could they n5?.Mil
friends to help them. They SfiSffpi
Carroll and were docketed unde?,
The mala nrlaoner i..., . '-Y'ti
cell. The woman waa taken to VI
room where examinations of womwl
arrested under certain circumst.?,2$
nre conducted immediately upon ttrilv
Very soon after daybreak Frauds V
Clarko appeared and effected thvSfJt
lease of the two prisoners on $50 bones f
forr,hc?rln ,n.tho RworderVfWt
Friends in tho police dcDartmJl,. f
notified Dr. CartI Jgo the ffifri t
might manage to obtain a trial "nd ft V
fined OB discharged under the nam7.
Jim Slnton and Mrs. Carroll. Poif ' :
woman Davis notified Recorder 3oU 2
docketed under their real names. A
tf9 K' -K:.K organization Is ths, i
most feared, If not the most powerM-l
ISrlrHLA? uorSa. It i, credit J
u" " "JvciHKcni men, tno very 1mA. f
crs of th s ellvVi h... .. .1? leM
mercial affairs, with including i?,:
membership virtually ever mi. ? u
in oca. x non 1 Know n .. cn
ficlal and virtually every member 6f M
82u department besides nrobihu
w.wu other male, white, GenthV i
Protestant. Ifm nor m AL.i-ru"!
L,?Lth"..I5Peria! W,d and hi.
mill LlcrKS nu Mrs. Tyler. - J
This may explain the difficulty this i
correspondent rrnnrlanxad J- --.T.
llshlng legally that tho Imperial KltuU -i
ti Pendant to a divorce suit aaiH
v.? .l"uu' l" ,eal ground urxm
which the suit was instituted.
In Onv other roilrthnnnn In k TT-li.i
States any ono on such a quest merely 'i
C0T1nBul a docket in the court clerk's f,
vuwiuirauw numDcr ot the case, goes i
to a file and rends tho petition und other 1
papers. j
But the papers in the suit of Mar
Clarke versus E. Y. Clarko are raissinB
from the office of the clerk of the Su 1
perior Court of Fulton County.
Thnt they were fded there there lt '
no doubt Attorney Bell filed theu
tbero himself.
But they nre gone And not even i '
receipt Is to be found to indicate who ;
took them nway. i
However the World obtained du--plicat9
copies and now has them ln Iti
pc-ssceslon. i '
Papers Signed by Clarko
Mrs. Clarke rhnrtrra Hlnrtra A.n '
her and her eleven -year-old son, dam,
uel Edward Clarke, over a period ot
more than three years, and prnys that
sho mny be grnntcd nn nbsnliitn ,Uvn,.:
with custody of tho child, counsel feci II
mm permanenc alimony. ,
Following this, in the legal pnpwj.
appears an order to Clarke to appear
""" cause wny ine petition shouw
not be granted, and an acknowledgment
of the service of petition nnd order on
him signed by Clnrke through his at
torneys. Finally there appears, under date of
November term, 1010. a further order
by ths Fulton Superior Court settlo
alimony pnynblo by Clnrke to his wifc
nt $75 monthly until their infant ctiU
shall attain majority, giving the custodj
of the child to tho wife, and bearing it
tho end the signed statement by Mm,
Clarko and Clarko that they consent to
this order of tho conrt.
aonnoM, it si. rn tht
Pru PultUUtt
Company (Th Iftui York IVorMJ
Ovcrbrook Steam Heat Consumers'
Association will meet tonight at the
Overbrook Public School House, Sixty
Becond and Lebanon avenue. This meet
ing is called by Grant Wright, presi
dent, to give members opportunity to
present reasons why an increase In
rates contemplated by Lewis Jones,
Inc., suppliers of tho heat for the dis
trict, should not be approved by tho
Public Service Commission. A com
mittee will be formed to carry the ac
tion of the meeting to the commission.
Let Ol Jinks lou feel at Home ln U
"City of Uobnst lltalto"
Ocmn End Vlrrlnl. Ave. Cneltr
te,0& VaVJe Wnn. te. Alnnys
aiitA o. hf.i.t, a pal m. corK.
ylrplnl av.. 8a hotel Irom nesch. Prlvsts
'hLrun- wtr elov.: Reduce J Fall rtl
PAM BI.T.I3, Owner. N. J. COLMN8, Mir,
T41 Hull nn.h Nruiel
Fall ratoi. Run.
Phona 3002.W.
water. Private baths. Eier.
Alwarn open, always readyi terras modsrata
Writ, or phone. M. WALSH DUNCAW.
. . TUB lltlKAKKKH
SnffM llatm rffertlve Sent. lOlh
IE EI.in (Cottatel im CENTRAL AVJ
Eiesllent table. Near lieacb. E. II. (III'EA
JPryaical Comfort.
Golf; Mtisic.DryAir:
sJ.BJa.t')?- Massac.
Mydriatic Department.
Keservsiions toe "September
,tAd(kbbtrshouUiwt b delayed.
moum Puuriwi fun Ntw Ym i Phiu.
The Hiffhlanrl - 'uul(1 V0S"1 ,'
sib aaiKllluna npriooumg- (he I.ebeiion
Valley. September with lte Invlsoratlns sir,
October with Ita sorgeoua foliate are m
most d.llshtful months In the year. Bpc'l
raUa tor these months. Dooklet on request.
J. HOVi'Ann irniKH. I'ree.
On Main W-J
Ktoeclal t .. of
slrsbl tor business
... lih fern USA
l.a.k . Ha.nn.hl. ratSA
ESJ?Jf,nK- Lar founds. Wide verapds.
Phone riirwyn asa w. . c
The Clainnont WtVSjS
-""". waiea eaaaerate. nail. v. .;
All VasAa. .Al
The OntwoodtJ'wa
Csret...tal)le. Booklet, lg.1
serfs i('-LajM.cltlaBa recti
wnnug.ujuuioij, i"jwouw for bis lam-1
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