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Source: Cleveland Leader
Source type: newspaper
Document type: article
Document title: “Deed Deplored by Knights of Golden Eagle”
Author(s): anonymous
City of publication: Cleveland, Ohio
Date of publication: 16 September 1901
Volume number: 54
Issue number: 259
Pagination: 2

“Deed Deplored by Knights of Golden Eagle.” Cleveland Leader 16 Sept. 1901 v54n259: p. 2.
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Knights of the Golden Eagle; resolutions (Knights of the Golden Eagle).
Named persons
Leon Czolgosz; William McKinley [misspelled once below].


Deed Deplored by Knights of Golden Eagle



     The Knights of the Golden Eagle order deeply deplore the fact that the murderer of President McKinley was a member of their organization, which is of a purely fraternal and beneficent nature. The objects and aims of the Knight of the Golden Eagle, as set forth in their constitution and by-laws, are as follows:
     “The proclaimed purpose of the founders and the primary objects of the order are to promote the principles of true benevolence by associating its members together for the purpose of mutual relief against the trials and difficulties attending sickness, distress and death, so far as they may be relieved by sympathy and financial assistance; to care for and to protect the widows and orphans, to assist those out of employment, to encourage each other in business, to better the condition of humanity in every possible manner, to stimulate moral and mental culture, and by wholesome instructions, fraternal council and social intercourse to elevate and advance its membership towards a higher and nobler life, and to urge the spreading of the principles of benevolence and charity as taught by the order. The constant aim is to promote the mutual pleasure and welfare of the members. The meetings are held for the transaction of business of a moral, benevolent and charitable character. No other institution is better calculated to promote the well-being of a man and his happiness. It seeks to elevate mankind generally. By a solemn obligation every member becomes a champion and defender of the wife, mother, and sister of his brother knight.
     “If a man is a true knight he is also a faithful friend, an honorable man and a worthy citizen.”
     At the meeting of Cleveland City Castle, No. 23, Knights of the Golden Eagle, last Friday evening, the following resolutions were unanimously adopted:
     “Whereas, Leon Czolgosz, alias Nieman, the assassin of our President McKisley, being a member of our order, and as we deem this act an outrage to an order and its members; therefore, be it
     “Resolved, That the members of C. C. C., No. 23, K. of G. E., a fraternal benevolent association of law-abiding citizens of the United States, do hereby earnestly and most emphatically condemn the act and deed of the assailant.
     “Resolved, That these resolutions be spread broadcast and published in the daily papers, so the public may understand that our order is not in sympathy with such a murderous act.”



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