"Knights of the Golden Circle" Rules Found on Alleged Robbers"
Dallas Morning News By the Associated Press, December 8, 1921
Chicago, Ill., Dec 7.- Secrets of the 'Knights of the Golden Circle' or 'Big Four, Inc.,' were discovered today when three 'Knights' were arrested and books of rules and a charter were found upon them. The men were charged with an attempted holdup.
Some of the pledges contained in the books of rules were:
'We will never fail to help a brother in distress.'
'All money taken shall be divided equally and each shall receive an equal share, regardless of what part he performs.'
The rules included:
'No member permitted to work alone.'
'No drinking while working or pulling a stick-up.'
'Be careful with your tongue in public.'
The charter showed branches of the union are maintained in Chicago, New York and Toronto, Ont."