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THE MORXTXG OKEGOSTAX, SATURDAY, OCTOBER 7. 1922
WIZARD PHP TEIVI.
ACCUSED OF FRAUD
Use of Mails Is Charged by
BONDING IS INVOLVED
Sums in Excess of Company's
Rates Beclared Collected and
Excess "Used for. Self.
ATLANTA, Ga., Oct. 5. E. T.
Clarke, imperial wizard pro tern, of
the Knight3 of the Ku KIux Klan,
was indicted by the Unitea iate&
erand jury here today on charges
of "using the mails to effect schemes
to defraud." He was released
bond of $500.
The charges against Tr. Clarke.
who yesterday announced his resig
nation as pro tempore head of the
klan to take effect November 10,
were based, according to the true
bill rendered by the grand jury, on
alleged use of the mails in collect
ing money from certain members,
subordinate officers and employes
of the Ku Klux Klan on the pre
tense that such moneys would be
used to pay premiums to surety
companies lurnishing bonds for
ExceMM Sums Held Collected. "
The indictment alleged that the
sums collected were in excess of the
amount required to pay such premi
ums, and that this excess was con
verted to the personal ubo and bene
fit of Mr. Clarke.
According to allegations in the
memorandum accompanying" th-j
charges, Mr. Clarke used the mails
to collect money on the following
Grand goblins were required to be
bonded in the amount of $5000, for
which a fee of $25 was required to
pay premium to bonding company,
king kleagles were required to fur
nish bonds of $2500, for which a fee
of $12.50 was required for premiums,
and kleagles were required to .fur
nish $1000, for which a fee of $5 was
required for premium.
It was charged the National Sure
ty company of New York was desig
nated on the literature sent through
the mail by Mr. Clarke as the bond
ing company and it was further
charged that the premium rates of
. this company for $5000. the amount
of a grand goblin's bond, was only
and that the difference in this
amount and the fee collected of the
grand goblin were converted to the
personal benefit of Mr. Clarke, and
that proportionately smaller differ
ences on the lower bonds were han
dled in a like manner.
Alligations Declared False.
Memoranda included in the Indict
ment charged that Mr. Clarke mailed
a letter on June ' 9, 1921, to George
13. Kimbro Jr., Houston, Texas, ex
plaining the terms of the bonding
process, giving fee rates and setting
forth rules of the klan regarding
bonds for employes. Another mem
orandum was alleged to be a copy
of a letter which Mr. Clarke mailed
to Kimbro on February 6. 1;22, in
which he acknowledged receipt of
check for bund premiums of three
In a statement tonight coneernirig
the indictment, Mr.. Ciai ke termed
It "another effort on ti1 part of th.
enemies of the klan to hurt the klan I
by discrediting- me.
"The ones who brought the
charge before the -grand jury are
all discharged employes," he said.
"The indictment will not amount to
anything, as. it is predicated on false
allegations. The money charged in
the indictment to have been received
by me was all properly transmitted
to the imperial palace, and is so on
record at the palace."
SENTENCE CUT 10 YEARS
Keith Collins, Convicted in Huge
Mail Robbery, Free in Tear.
KANSAS CITY, Mo. The sentence
of Keith L.. Collins, alleged "brains"
of a bandit gang which on October
13, 1920, looted a Burlington mail
train of $2,500,000 in cash and Lib
erty bonds at Council Bluffs, Iowa,
was reduced from 15 to five years
by Judge John C. Pollock of the
Kansas City. Kan., federal court..
Collins was convicted of partici
pation in the robbery in federal
court at Dcs Moines, Iowa in De
cember, 1920, and sentenced to 15
years on eacn ol six counia, me
sentences to run concurrently. JCol-
lins was sent to the federal prison
at Leavenworth, Kan.
The reduction of sentence was
made on application of T. W. Bell, a
negro attorney of Leavenworth,
Kan. Th erounds for the reduction
were that the maximum penalty for
the crime for which Collins was
qonvicted was five years' imprison
ment. Bell said that Collins had
served 23 months of his sentence
and wifh the reduction and time off
for good behavior that Collins would
be free in another year.
TAKE IT FROM ME'
Music Is Distinctive
AUDIENCE LARGE ONE
Play Has dumber of Entertaining
Situations and Principals
Fit Nicely in Roles.
LIQUOR WELL GUARDED
Crowd of Thirsty Siglit-Seers in
NEW YORK. The people who
hang around the Wall street zone
for the occasional thrill of seeing
a truck load of gold hauled from
one bank to another took a journey
to Brooklyn to see what $1,600,000
worth of red liquor looks like but
they were disappointed.
Two trucks of the closely guarded-
caravan that was to transport
seized liquor from the Brooklyn
army base to a Manhattan ware
house so the "dry" navy would
have room for the contents of the
nest rum runners seized had just
been loaded when a sudden order
from Ralph A. Day, prohibition di
rector for New York state, can
celled the transfer.
Whether fear of rum bandits
caused the cancellation or the per
sons from whom it was seized ob
jected to its removal to the juris
diction of another federal court
could not be learned.
NEEDLE FOUND IN BABY
Steel Swallowed by Mother Dis
covered in Infant's Shoulder,
STOCKTON, Cal., Oct. 5. Three
years ago Ethel Frick swallowed a
needle two inches long. Two months
later she married.
Today her baby Charlotte, 22
months old, continued to cry, appar
ently without cause. The infant's t
hand went repeatedly to a spot on
the left shoulder. The mother . In
vestigated and found under the sur
face of little Charlotte's skin some
foreign matter She probed and
found the needle. The head had dis
appeared. The blunt end of the
broken needle finally protruded and
the mother withdrew it.
BY LEONE CASS BAER.
You can "take it from me" and
from a capacity audience present
last night at the opening of the
Heilig season that "Take It From
Me" is a delightful entertainment.
The music is distinctive, even bril
liant; and of that quality we all like
to whistle or hum on the way out.
It is recommended to anyone who
wants an evening.of genuine amuse
ment. The play is not without a
number of entertaining situations,
and the principals are all fitted
nicely to their roles. One or two
linger in the memory, and they will
be remembered when they come
again. As for the music, it is lilt
ing, and sometimes its! melodies are
youthfully sentimental and are in
The title, "Take It From Me," is
lost forever about half way along
in the developments, when the hero
says, "You can take it from me,"
and it really has nothing to do with
the loosely jointed story.
The story itself is a musical com
edy "Get fUch Quick Wallingford."
with a hero, suddenly made the head
of a billion dollar firm, trying to
become a bankrupt in one year,
while his nice little secretary double
crosses him and saves all the money
he thinks he is Squandering.
Hero Seta Reckless Pace.
Just as Wallingford did, this hero
sets a pace of reckless expenditure.
He lets a movie 1 vampire wreck the
chinaware department in his store
and the picture boomerangs and is a
mint of money. He lets a klepto
maniac steal several thousand dol
lars' worth of plunder each .day and
rejoices to see his capital fading,
when in comes the kleptomaniac's
rich papa with a check to . cover
daughter's thefts. The hero sends
a leaky boat to bring a valuable
cargo of goods home and when he
is rejoicing to hear that the boat
has sunk along comes the secretary
to say she had contermanded the
order and had the goods sent on
another boat. . The hero nas a rea
son for wanting to get rid of all the
money. He spends it to keep it
from being inherited by the villain.
The virtue of relevancy is apparent,
and though the narrative is neces
sarily held up in order to put in
dances or songs the story meanders
along and affords amusement.
Play Staged With Tste.
The play has been staged with a
nice and discriminating taste. Novel
and dainty dances and unique en
semble effects delight. One pair of
dancers especially linger in mem
ory. These are Marjorie Fielding
and Robert Hart, clean-cut. agile
and wonderfully graceful dancers.
Their exquisite dancing almost
stopped the procedure of the enter
tainment. Miss Fielding's fragile
loveliness, her distinction in ballet
technique, her unique and pic
turesque posings and balancings
with Mr. Hart, who is himself a
splendid athletic dancer, made an
enchanting vision. They appeared
in three specialties, an Adagio
and a modern treatment of a ma
rine dance and an oriental episode.
Alice Hills, an eccentric corned!
ertfhe of quality, brings her splendid
sense of farce to the role of Ella
Abbott, a prim old secretary in the
firm, who thaws out under the sun
shine of her new surroundings when
the hero becomes her employer.
Ellen's transition from a drab
HDeetaoIed nervous old girl' Into
a butterfly vamp in earrings and
French heels was one of the joys
of the production. She regaled us
with one song we enjoyed hugely.
about the one romance of her lite.
It had happened "years and years
ago," but she loved to talk about it.
Miss Hills is richly endowed with
the spirit of comedy and seemed to
enjoy as much as we did her Jva-
I tisha-like role.
Comedy In Helped Along.
To help along the comedy there
was Chic Burnham as an old mes
sensrer boy on roller skates, whose
antics provided wide swaths of fun.
There was also Joseph Wilton, an
attenuated comedian, whose eccen
tric dancing was a revelation. His
romance with an olive-skinned
charmer, a movie queen, played
cleverly by arjorie Sweet, pro
vided abundant fun.
The outstanding melody is "The
Call of the Cozy Little Home," well
sung by Myra Treska, who has a
sweet, flutelike voice. Miss Sweet's
voice is big and melodious and of
dramatic quality, and her pantomime
dance was vibrant and compelling.
The quality of the acting through
out was fresh and humorous and
snappy. The costumes are attractive
and fresh and smart in style and
coloring, and a big chorus dances a
million miles of intricate steps.
The engagement ends on Saturday
Vernon Varf Dyke Robert Capron
Barney Charles Welsh Homer
Dick Boiler Joseph M. Wilton
Arline Marjorie Fielding
Gwendolyn Poraythe Jane Hazelton
Tom Eggert Beach Cooke
Sheriff "Biff" Doyle Bud Lorraine
Horace Turner Prank Gardinar
Ella Abbott Alice Hills
Wilkins Chic Burnham
Cyrus Crabb Henry W. Pemberton
Grace Gordon Myra Treska
Queenie La Belle Marjorie Sweet
Mists DeWitt Butler Kathleen Butler
Harmon Earl Welding
Judson Charles Heffron
NEXT SMOKER THUBSDAY
VOUXG BROAVX MAY BE USED
AT MEAD OF BILL.
Likely Opponent Is Rough House
Charier Burns, Rugged, Ag
gressive Canadian Mauler. ,
The next Portland boxing commis
sion card probably will be held
Thursday night, October 12. Match
maker Hansen has not closed for
the main event on the next show but
he expects to use Young- Brown,
whose two sensational ten-round
mills here with Joe Gorman are
among the brightest spots in local
Hansen can land Brown but will
not put on the bout unless he can
find an opponent who is figured to
give the fans a real run for their
money. To date Fred Winsor, who'
is getting ready to flood the local
ring market with a stable of high
class fighters, is the only manager
to come forward with a classy op
ponent for Brown.
Winsor says "Bough-Ho jse" Char
ley Burns of Vancouver, B. C, is a
cinch to give Brown a tough struggle
Burns is a rugged, aggressive.
"rough -hot-e"" mauler whose motto
is "treat .em rough. Hence, his
monicker of "Rough-House." Ten
sor also is angling to put Tom King,
Australian' middleweight champion,
on the same card. . King and Eddie
Richards, who by his showing in re
cent bouts is entitled to a top posi
tion on the card in a double windup
with Burns and Brown, would be a
real fighting programme.
Charley Jost, manager of Bobby
Harper, has decided to let his boxer
rest for a short time. Joe says
Harper wrenched the muscles in his
left shoulder recently. This injury
has tied up his arm and slowed him
considerably. The shoulder was in
jured two or three weeks ago and he
had to call off a date in Seattle on
account of it.
Everything looked all right for the
bout with Adair, but the injury Bid
not mend as quickly as expected and
he was handicapped by it against
Adair, though good enough to whip
that youth handily.
Jean inheritance of open-hearted
h?epitality and its provincialim.
Th west has inherited some of the
finest virtues of our country, and if
it is not bitten by Back Bay, Phila
delphia, Virginia or Charleston, it
will grow up into Htr mother's finest
"No church west of Chicago, no
God west of Denver." we used to
hear when I was a child. But today
the churche are part of the com
munity and even men go. People in
the west do not seem to go to church
merely out of respect for the devil
and a conscience complex, but be
cause they like to. Churches and
schools are important places in the
VALLEY OF GOLD SEEN
Precipice 800 Keet High Bars
REDDING, Cal. A verdant valley
of approximately 640 acres has been
discovered high up in the Salmon
river mountains in Siskiyou county
near the Trinity county fcorder. It
is almost certain no human feet
have trod tne meadow tract.
Several attempts have been made
to reach the valley in the last few
weeks, but all have failed. The
mountain valley is walled in by
Sagged granite rocks of such precip
itous dimensions that no one can
scale them with ordinary appli
ances. A tiny creek meanders
through the valley and finds its
exit in a waterfall 00 feet hieh
over a precipice as straight ip and
down as a stone wall.
A Trinity county miner found gold
all along the creek, clear up to the
precipice that barred his way. This
miner, Gordon Abrams. climbed a
peak and looked over into the val
ley through a spyglass. He saw a
gray peak cutting across it. He be
lieves this is a quarts ledge., pos
sibly the mother lode of the gold he
found in the placer diggings below.
Abrams is almost certain, he says,
mortal man has never entered the
valley and that no one is likely to
enter it soon.
Head The Oreconlan classified ads.
BRAINS COUNT IN WEST
Author Pays Glowing Tribute to
Irving Bachellor in Delineator.
I.took a trip across the continent J
stopping on in inaiana to see my oia
friends. It was like a bath for my
soul. Brains count out west. Any
body who tries to show off is
You must do something to be any
thing in the middle west; just to
have something doesn't count. You
don't list your ancestors as you must
in Virginia or the Carolinas, but to
feel self-respecting you must do
The far west still keeps the Amer-
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