Fig. 4. References are made to many fraternal organizations of the day, with the Elks, Odd Fellows, Shriners, Freemasons and Scottish Rite all being parodied in signs and posters: "The Elx", "Auld Lang Swine", Nights of Saint Chames Grand Lodge", Ancient Order of Sons O Guns", "33rd Degree Tent, Its a stiff little poker game in here if yez has the dough yer in it", "All on de square", In hoc signo vinces", Ancient Order of Glad Hand Shakers (unlimited). Mickey Dugan, the Yellow Kid, wears a Knights of Columbus hat and a banner reading "Hod Fellers". The candidate for initiation is riding a goat over ground on which is scratched the words, "The desert sands", two characters wear aprons with square and compasses drawn on them, another wears a Shriners red fez with tassel, a poster displays a pair of clasped hands and another poster displays an all-seeing eye inside a triangle.
Detail " A secret society initiation in Hogans Alley." Richard F. Outcault, Hogans Alley. New York World, September 13, 1896. [plate 36. R. F. Outcoults The Yellow Kid, Northampton, Massachusetts : Kitchen Sink Press, 1995. ISBN: 0878163808.]