Aurora, MO. Published and For Sale by Menace Publishing Company, (n. d.). 1st printing, ca early 1920s. Not found on OCLC, nor the NUC. Not in Smith [presuming published prior to 1925]. 96 pp. 12mo. 7-1/8" x 5". Original publisher's stapled purple paper wrappers, printed in black. Now housed in a clear archival mylar sleeve. Age-toning to wrapper extremities, and to paper. Modest wear. Very Good. Item #44836
Scarce anti-Catholic novelette about a young lawyer, Lincoln Stafford, determined to win the gubernatorial race of the fictional town of Eldorado on a campaign of anti-Romanism and Prohibition which secures him the governorship. ... he concludes his acceptance speech, ".. so you, the people of Eldorado, have scattered the clouds that threatened our fair state with a storm of political corruption by effectually scotching the venomous serpent of Romanism, and in so doing have dealt a staggering blow to its inseparable attendent evids of Rum, Redlight, and Rotten politics, and through the fast-widening rifts of floods the golden light of a bright and prosperous era."