St. Paul, Ks. The News, 1915. 16pp. Contemporary orange linen wrappers, stapled. Light wear and minor soiling, contemporary pencil notation on rear wrapper. Some light soiling to text. Very good. Item #2610
Pamphlet published by the Anti-Horse Thief Association in St. Paul, Kansas, a tiny town about a hundred miles due east of Wichita. The Anti-Horse Thief Association was a long-standing vigilance committee in Kansas, established in the 1850s, presented here similar to a masonic organization. The present work provides the order for their ceremonies and rituals, including initiations, installing officers, and the funeral ceremony. Several editions exist for the early 20th-century; we locate three copies of this 1915 edition in OCLC, all in Kansas institutions.