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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 #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".

Official Communication

Top of letter is a picture of a hooded person in white robes on top of a hooded horse holding a torch, with the words "Yesterday Today and Forever". Begins with "Read at your Next Meeting", then follows another general greeting. Reads: "I find that too many men are being admitted into our Order without their Klectoken or Donation being paid and in many cases these men do not attend meetings or take any further interest in Klankraft. This method is roving a detriment to Klankraft and must be discontinued at once. Effective at once King Kleagles, Kleagles, and Exalted Cyclops are instructed to see that the Obligation or Secret work is not suffered upon any applicant until the Klectoken or Donation has been paid in full and dues for the first quarter or remaining period of such quarter has been paid. You will t once notify all members that when they bring eligible with them to our meeting that they must inform such eligible that the donation is ten dollars and the dues $1.50 per quarter or 50 cents per month [...] and in case this is not done the member bringing them to the meeting will be held personally responsible for such donation and dues". Goes on to insist they inform and enforce the above. Signed Richard L. Cowen, Imperial Wizard, by Dr. J.H. Hawkins, Imperial Klaliff and Chief of Staff.

Greetings Announcement

Title reads: "To All Geni, King and Major Kleagles, Kleagles, Imperial Representatives, and Citizens of the Invisible Empire". Reads as "Greeting": (I) "In Union there is strength. Anything to the contrary scatters abroad. A real united Klankraft in Canada is now being born. The real Klan is coming into being. The recent events are not to be regretted. There is a divine Providence back of an in it all. In the stress the real worth or lack of it has revealed itself. Those who compose the Klan are true, real, sincere and they came into the Klan because they knew that we must find an adequate remedy at once or we are doomed as Protestants in the world. We now know where we are. Those who sought to rise to a place of leadership, or shall we say "Dictatorship", over the abused reputations of others have been revealed and the Klan has been saved from them forever. no real Klansman will follow them. The real Klan is now taking definite shape in Canada"; (II) Mentions the amalgamation of the 3 main Klan groups in Canada, "Now that our house has been purged by Providence of all dead timber and that the old ship has had all the barnacles scraped off we are ready to set to sea"; (III) Urging Klansmen to abstain "from all the bitterness and from all perfidy. Those who are responsible for the recent disturbances have tried to build the cause upon hate, prejudice, slander, narrowness and false report. They alone are the sufferers. The real Klan is going on just the same. Thus they have put themselves outside our realm and outside the fold of Klankraft"; (IV) Mentions new features to be adopted, such as appointing a new "Imperial Representative" to go as a "Kourier to the Klans, a teacher or messenger whose duty it shall be to teach Klankraft and to help in all the details of the forward movement and work"; (V) Includes the following statement from Dr. Fowler: "Faithful Klansmen and Klanswomen [...] I was to turn over the higher Orders. That promise was also given in good faith. But no sooner than my back was turned than certain parties who had been at work ever since last June to undermine me, began a campaign of vile slander against me seemingly hoping to elevate themselves by destroying me. Well, I am not the kind that sits down under such perfidy. I lost all confidence and of course refused to deliver the other Orders. It was a gracious Providence that saved them from such unworthy hands. There was a fiasco meeting held in January. In that I have absolutely no confidence. The same ugly spirit prevails. We cannot build the Klan about such. Better a thousand times that we disband now than that we try to build that way. We have no room for those who thinks only of self. The key to our holy cause is "NON SILBA SED ANTHAR". To these principles I have been true. I have kept the faith, slanderous, false, purposefully wicked statements to the contrary notwithstanding. My record is before the members. They know I defy the world to show to the contrary. For this reason I am remaining, for the present, with the continuing, the original Klan until it can go forward without me. I have no ambitions, save the building of the real Klan in Canada. I shall give every ounce of my strength to the worthy men and women who have now been chosen to do the work in Canada. I have made the Orders available for them. As soon as the Imperial Officers are ready to take over the work, I must go on to another wider field in the great Klan struggle, for as you know the Klan movement is international. I bid you trust the leaders now before you. You are the only original, official body now functioning in Canada. All others must soon pass out of existence. I am I.T.S.U.B. C Lewis Fowler".; (VI) "Let all Klans declare at once just what they are going to do. If you want all of Klankraft, then come on with us, declare your loyalty to the Headquarters that has the message and the Orders and the program". Bottom signed "The Ku Klux Klan of Kanada, Imperial Headquarters".

Correspondence from HW Sheridan

Mentions making "a shipment of 3 Airedale puppies to Atlantic and Pacific Birds Co. …This was treated as open shipment upon arriving in Chicago". Also mentions being short of change.

Correspondence from "Atlantic and Pacific Bird Co: Canaries, parrots, and animals, fancy fish and supplies."

Addressed to a WH Hutchison at "Dexter Airedale Kennels" on 32 Quebec Street, Oshuwa ON. Sent from Chicago. Reads: "In reply to letter I say 2 female Airedale puppies are in good condition providing that you can send one male with them as we find it difficult to handle females one. Very truly yours, Atlantic and Pacific Birds Co."

Unfilled Affidavit

Affidavit on fee entry of "Animals for Breeding Purposes", from the United States Customs Service. 2 copies.

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