From William G. Cutler's History of the State of Kansas:
Knights of Pythias. -- Laurel Lodge, No. 29, was instituted June 22, 1880, with J. B. Besack as P. C. Its present officers are: C. C., O. L. Taylor; B. C., W. A. Clark; K. O. R. & S., E. N. Emmons; M. of F., Julius Speier; M. of E., George H. THIELE. Its membership is about thirty.