The Caddo Herald
June 2, 1922
Ku Klux Not in the Saturday Eve Parade
The Herald has received the following communication which is self explanatory:
We the knights of the Ku Klux Klan, desire to go on record as a lawful, peaceable, and charitable organization and we most strenuously disapprove and condemn the carrying on and parade of the Boggy Bottom Night Riders which appeared in Caddo last Saturday night.
No doubt this body of men was guilty of disturbing the peace and if it was their intention of taking Caddo they certainly accomplished their objective without the firing of a hostile shot. They could have used the table cloths, pillow slips, and sheets to a better advantage and could have enjoyed a full night’s rest and should have given that old mule a rest after a whole weeks’ work instead of riding into Caddo in the Don Quixotic fashion. It might be alright for a person to stay up all night without injuring anyone, but it looks like it is the height of cruel injustice that after a poor old mule has worked faithfully for his master six solid sunshiny days to be paraded around over the country when he could have been quietly reposing by some quiet dell, dreaming of green pastures and cool sparkling spring water.
Our organization is not a terrifying body. We do not believe in mob law and will not tolerate mobocracy, tarring, and feathering, or whipping, but believing that our laws are adequate to punish the guilty and afford simple protection to the law abiding citizens, we only want to help uphold the law.
We commend most highly all officers in enforcing the laws and we are striving to help them to restore confidence and respect of the laws of our country.
Caddo Knights of the Ku Klux Klan
Realm of Oklahoma