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Bulletin #24

Title reads: "To All Geni, King and Major Kleagles, Kleagles, Imperial Representatives, and Citizens of the Invisible Empire". First, that sending reports of Imperial Tax should include old Imperial number; Two that official representative of the Imperial Kloncilium in the community is the Kleagle, and so he is in charge of all mobilization work, and members are expected to cooperate; Three, weekly reports and the importance of hiding them in on time; Four, that now that spring is here, there will be several "big open air naturalization ceremonies", on in Western Ontario in Huron County on May 23, one near Kingston around same time, one in Simcoe County at Barrie. All are invited; Five, that the "military machinery of the County Klan is under the direction of the Klaliff (as Colonel)", that proper records are to be kept, and that each Klaliff should be familiar with the law governing this phase of the work. Also that "the ladies do not use this phase but get results of work from Klansmen"; Six, to read bulletin #23 about outlined work on committees; Seven, reminder that they are not a lodge, but a world movement; Eight, to have faith in the "native goodness of our race", the "Christian charity and faith"; and Nine, that all klans purchase the official Kligrapp and Klabee books, binders, and fillers as soon as possible. Signed C. Lewis Fowler, Imperial Kligrapp.

Correspondence from Department of Lands and Forests

From a "W.C. Cain", Deputy Minister, Department of Lands and Forests, Toronto ON, "File no. D.R. 524480". In reply of Hutchison's letter to inform him that "boat house requested is on either part lot 24 or 25 Concession VII Township of Pittsburgh ON". Continues to read: "I should judge, and if you would arrange to furnish me with a tracing no doubt the exact location could be marked there..."

Bulletin #29

Title reads: "To All Geni, King and Major Kleagles, Kleagles, Imperial Representatives, and Citizens of the Invisible Empire". First, since bulletin #28 was issued, that the Klan groups known as the British Empire Klan at Toronto, Hamilton, Brantford, both Knights and Ladies, have joined their order going with them in the "right direction"; Two, that men of new Brunswick were in a Province-wide open air demonstration on August 10; Three, that a new record and receipt card for Local use, as well as a code system for robes, has been adopted. Mentions that "secrecy is so vital in our cause that we were forced to this system. Thus we protect our entire membership. Let each Klan emphasize "Secrecy" in each Klavern meeting"; Four, that many still need to buy their official books, and though expensive, will last for eight years; Five, That Article XVI, Section 16 and 18 of the Constitution and Laws must be reread carefully, and that "all members must be notified at once that from this on utmost strictness will, and must be, observed along this line for the sake of our cause and fairness to the faithful members"; Six that the open air ceremonial and demonstration under the leadership of Murney Klan #22 and Nightingale Klan #6, in Kingston Ontario, was a "marvelous success", with approximately fifteen thousand people attending: "Bands, well-drilled horsemen, five fiery Crosses, singing by the thousand of people and patriotic, Protestant addresses, approved by tumultuous applause and good will, marked the day"; and Seven, that they must begin "our permanent program, re the collection of dues". Signed "Knight of the Ku Klux Klan of Kanada, by authority, National Headquarters".

Bulletin #30

Title reads: "To All Geni, King and Major Kleagles, Kleagles, Imperial Representatives, and Citizens of the Invisible Empire". One, that a Miss Catherine M.A. Morrison, Chatham, N.B., has been chosen for Major Kleagle for the Ladies of the Ku Klux Klan of Kanada, for that Province; Two, the annual session of the Imperial Kloncilium for the Knights of the Ku Klux Klan of kanada of kanada will take place at the Imperial Headquarters this week; Three, that all Klans hold the larger vision of the "great movement", that they are not "setting up another Ritual Bound Fraternity", to keep words of "Secrecy", "Klannishness", "Anglo-Saxon, "Protestant" in mind. They recently saw some members at an invitation meeting with robes and helmets and visors raised, but that this is bad: "Identity is revealed and great harm done to the cause. Our very best and most responsible business men, seeing this, will turn from us forever, and justly so. We must "WE MUST" maintain secrecy. We must practice "KLANNISHNESS". We must make these two things vital in our life and work"; Four, with autumn here, expecting growth in every Province and in every Klan: "We can succeed if we can seal our lips; practice secrecy and Klannishness, if we can stand together faithfully; and above all, if we can have CONFIDENCE in the honesty and integrity, the one in the other. We MUST stand together through loyalty, through patriotism, through honour and grim determination"; Five, that all klans are instructed to collect dues; Six, to forward names of people who are willing to join their ranks and help their organization; Seven, that a special "Employment Committee should be elected", that all places be filled with their members or Protestants". Seems to be a page missing from bulletin.

Bulletin #31

Title reads: "To All Geni, King and Major Kleagles, Kleagles, Imperial Representatives, and Citizens of the Invisible Empire". First, that the bulletins be read to entire Klans carefully; Two, "should any alien petitioner for citizenship in the Invisible Empire ever be refused citizenship, and therefore rejected, the Kligrapp of the local Organization thus rejecting must at once notify the King or Major Kleagle or Provincial Headquarters [...] The King or Major Kleagle must at once notify all Klans within his or her realm, so that the alien rejected may not petition elsewhere and be received"; Three, requesting better care to reports and orders for equipment, that all Kleagles must report every Saturday night to National Headquarters and Provincial Headquarters; Four, "to use official Robe Order Forms", and to include the Klan number, Unit, Realm, and Local Address of Klan; Four, that the open air ceremonial season has passed, and that approximately 130, 000 people had attended: "new are back in our closed Klaverns and we should expect many thousands of new members between now and the coming of spring"; Five, at the "second Annual Session of the Imperial Kloncilium", the Imperial Wizard emphasized the importance of practicing scrutiny with each other, and greater secrecy throughout the Invisible Empire; Six, to see following bulletin about Quadrates and "Klannishness"; Seven, request from two or three source asking that the minimum Klectoken Fee be made $12.00 instead of $10.00, and that $2.00 so for the treasury of the local Klan. Thus need a vote; Eight, "Teaching: The Klan at Work", to "organize the Exalted Cyclops and Terrors into the following groups, (a) Executive group, Exalted Cyclops, Klaliff, Klokard, Kludd, Kligrapp, and Klabee; (b) Kloranic group, Kluda, Night Hawk, Klexter, Klarogo; (c) Investigator and Advisory group, the three Klonkann; (d) Military group, the Klaliff is ex Officio Colonel of the military machinery. If he is not a military man, he ahs the authority to appoint a military man to work with him in perfecting the military machinery; (e) Program Committee, The Klokard is ex Officio chairman of the various crafts and professions; Nine, list of recommended subjects for "serious study", including Romans Chap. 22., Analysis and discussion of the oath, Secrecy and Obedience, Loyalty, History and meaning of Protestantism, Law and Order, Education, Home building, "Our Boys and Girls", Mobilizing our Anglo-Saxon-Protestant Man Power, Good Citizenship, Immigration, Klannishness, Charity, White Supremacy, The Enemy Within - The Dones - The Weak-kneed - the Traitors - Radical Members; and Ten, a warning, "The Knights of Columbus of New Haven are sending out a circular from one disgruntled and discredited party named Percy, of Washington Co. Miss.", that "this is old propaganda, and there is nothing to it". Signed "The Invisible Empire - Knights (and Ladies) of the Ku Klux Klan of Kanada".

Addressed to "All Genii, Kind and Major Kleagles, Kleagles and Citizens of the Invisible Empire, Knights (and Ladies) of the Ku Klux Klan of Kanada"

Addressed to "my faithful and esteemed Klansmen and Klanswomen". In light of C. Fowler's messages, must now look to the more vital issues at hand. Reads, "…with upturned faces, written over with a deeper trust, with a kindlier eye, and a warmer beat of the heart, realizing as never before that in the Invisible Empire are the forces, the issues and the life that abides forever". Continues to quote Tennyson, "I dreamed that stone by stone I reared a sacred flame, a temple, neither pagoda, mosque, nor church, but a loftier, simpler, always open-doored to every breath from Heaven, and Truth and Peace, and Love and Justice came and dwelt therein". Further quotes "To live as gently as I can,/ To be no matter where --a man;/ To take what comes of good or ill,/ And cling to faith and honor still;/ To do my best and let that stand,/ The record of my brain and hand;/ And then should failure come to me,/ Still work and hope for victory". Wishes Fowler continued success. Also notes that the Imperial Wizard is in poor health, but wishes to show signs of convalescence. Signed the Knights of Ku Klux Klan of Kanada.

Bulletin #33

Title reads: "To All Geni, King and Major Kleagles, Kleagles, Imperial Representatives, and Citizens of the Invisible Empire". That on November 22, a body of Klansmen and Klanswomen presented an appeal for an Imperial Kloncovation and asked that a special Klonvocation Committee assist the members of the Imperial Kloncilium. Outlines that the first to be elected is for Imperial Wizard, who must be a native born British subject. He will then nominate his Imperial staff for the Imperial Kloncilium and this will be voted on. Notes that Ladies will convene on same day and same hour in same building, but in a different room. Signed by Knights of Ku Klux Klan of Kanada.

Bulletin #34

Title reads: "To All Geni, King and Major Kleagles, Kleagles, Imperial Representatives, and Citizens of the Invisible Empire". That on December 9 a special bulleting about Klonvocation was mailed to each unit in Canada, and that January 24 was chosen as the final date. The auditorium will be in the Canadian Foresters Building on College St. Near the junction on Yonge and College Street. Imperial headquarters is located at Rooms 503-4 Excelsior Life Building Toronto Ont, at the corner of Adelaide and Toronto Streets. Signed Knights of Ku Klux Klan of kanada, National Headquarters.

Thank you letter from "Services by Canadian National Railways"

Envelop and letter from "Services by Canadian National Railways". Reads: "Dear Hutch; I would like to have you know your many courtesies and good service rendered at Oshawa during the past year have been appreciated. I hope yourself and your family enjoy a very Merry Christmas..."

Letter from "Chochian and McCluer Co."

Addressed to a Mr. W.H. Hutchison , from Chicago. Envelop has black smudges. Article spread 2 pages long. Front side reads "45 years 100% safe, established 1881". Presenting Real Estates, proposing it is very secure. Loans to Chicago area. Back side explains about "serial maturities". Included in envelop is an actual letter addressed to Hutchison for Mar 10, 1926. Reads: "Thank you for inquiring about book... which we are sending under separate cover".

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