Pendleton County News


BUTLER ENTERPRISE

Enterprise Publishing Co.         BUTLER, KY., July 13, 1889               Volume V1. No. 9


TERMS: Sixty Cents a Year, in Advance.
Published at Falmoth.

The Enterprise was entered May 11, 1889, at the Post Office at Falmouth, Ky., as second class matter.


PITH AND POINT.

-- Much tongue and much judgment seldom go together.

-- Cyclones in Kansas are now called "prairie funnels".

-- Sleep is a generous robber. It gives in strength what it takes in time.

-- The superiority of some men is merely local. They are great because their associates are little. -- Johsnon.

-- The good Samaritan helps the unfortunate wayfarere without asking how he intends to vote. -- Century.

-- A certain lecture is worth all the sermons in the word for teaching the virtue of patience and long suffering. --Washington Irving.

-- A great many men acquire two dollars' worth of pomposity and arrogance with a one-dollar public office. --Petersburg Index Appeal.

-- He who is truly in peace never suspects others. But he who is ill at ease and discontented is disturbed by various suspicions. == Thomas Kempis.

-- Words contain nothing except what we put into them. They are occasions which, if one has done the antecedent thinking required, stir the mind to think along a prescribed channel.

-- Wit loses its respect with the good, when seen in company with malice; and to smile at a jest which plants a thorn in anothers's breast is to become a principal in the mischief. --Sheridan.

-- There is no friendship that is strong enough to get along unless it take faults for granted. Saints may be plenty in Heaven, but they are very scarce on earth, and if you are going to form friendships you must form them so that they will be able to swallow up the faults of those you love.

-- Any plane, almost, whether up or down, in nearly every department of individual life, is accessible and can be reached by proper sets of choices and efforts, or tail to be reached by the lack of these. Let us realize that the altitude of our personal life in the various spheres of existence is, in general, the result of our own choosing. Where we desire, decide and strive to rear our intellectual moral, religious, social, aesthetic home, whether upon the bracing mountain or down by the sluggish pool, there it will be. --S.S. Times.

-- In our land men have classified themselves. We have aristocrats but God made them; and there never will be a time when mightiness of soul shall not overshadow littleness of soul. It was designed that some should be high, some intermediate and some low, as trees are some forty, some one hundred, and some, the giant pines (how solitary their tops must be!), three hundred feet in height. But, however high their tops may reach, their roots rest in the same soil; as men, through they can grow and tower aloft as much as they please, still stand on a common level. --Beecher.

LIFE'S BEST YEARS.

But Only a Woman Can Properly Mold Their Happiness.

From twenty-one to twenty-five might be the best years of life, but upon one condition only that seems possible. The condition is that the man be in bonds of noble servitude of admiration to a noble woman. There will be much of disquiet attendant upon such a service; but it will be the restlessness of sure and certain growth, and growth in the highest direction. Ah! but the woman must be of exalted mold -- little short, indeed, of a divinity. Otherwise, it were diabolical.

The Greeks had no more than an inkling of this method, although, as a rule, they could not rear such high-souled women as it is the privilege of modern Europe to excel in. With them the philosophers played the part of the woman. Often they played it detestably, but not always. The rare exceptions were those unsexed men who had attained to the state of pure contemplative spirits to whom the world is but a shadow of a world. They made Greece.

Similarly, the woman of our age who, from the most unselfish motives devotes herself to others - whether to individuals or classes, or entire nations - has in her power to make the man in his early manhood. This is well known, but it is worth iteration. If only we could keep colleges of tried women for the finishing of the education of our boys! I warrant the result would be astounding - All the Year Round.

Dave Thomas, of the city, visited his family here Sunday.

The Butler divines are beginning to preach temperance sermons.

Mrs. S.F.B. Morse, of Cincinnati, visited the family of W.A. Bradford Sunday.

Ed Barton is "laid up for repairs". He got up on a bicycle and came down on his knee.

Mrs. Kate Jaquett, of Covington, daughter of Mrs. Grogan, has been visiting friends here.

Mrs. John Hargis and daughter, Josie, contemplates a visit to Morehead, Rowan county soon.

Misses Maggie Huff and Bertha Kidder and Mr. James Guinn visited Falmouth Sunday. 'Twas a mistake about the latter two coming back "one".

The following persons Sundayed the following places: Chas. Piercy, and Mr. and Mrs. Ben Robinson, Boston; John Hargis and Leslie Barton, Catawba; J.W. Scott, Falmouth.

Rev. Robinson's text last Sunday night, "He that biddeth him Godspeed is partaker of the evil deed," was a novel one. Continuing in his sermon he said that the highest honor that could be paid a man was to vote for him.

Last Saturday evening the young folks of Butler gathered in at Mrs. S.E. Huddleston's, where they all enjoyed themselves more than ordinarily by conversational pleasantries, games, music, plays, etc. Miss Stella Thomasson, who was visiting Miss Lulu Huddleston, enjoyed herself specially well.

Miss Blanch Hardin returned Thursday from her trip to Trimble county. She reports an enjoyable time. Mr. W.D. Tandy, whose home is there, has been engaged in shipping peaches. They sent away 350 bushels before the 4th of July. 1,200 acres in one orchard of peaches is one of the sights there in trimble county. We wish that orchard joined Butler.

CATAWBA.

The lecture at Concord by Prof. Boswell, the Sunday school lecturer, was entertaining.

Tradition has it that a remarkable Indian grave exists near Catawba, and a party has been formed to dig it up. We hope something of interest will reward their enterprise.

The anniversary of the 81st birthday of G.J. Hitch, near Concord, took place Friday, July 12, by a most happy reunion of the friends and members of the Hitch family, many from a distance were there. A good time was had and all went merry as did the marriage bells more than three quarters of a century ago. Long may they live and prosperous may they be.

Maimy Higgins and Will Higgins went to the city the Fourth.

A cider saloon was started about the fourth by Mr. Ben Mullins.

Our photographer will leave soon.

"ASOR."

The Enterprise is not an organ of prohibition or anti-prohibition. It is simply an organ of Butler - not of any part of it. We accept articles on various subjects by request.

K. C. Railroad Items

The popular K. C. now offers our people an opportunity to visit Niagra Falls for only $10 for the round trip. The Excursion party leaves July 23rd. For other information see your agent or address Col, S. F. B. Morse, G. P. A., one of the most popular men in the State.

A FIGHT.

(For the Enterprise.)

While reading the Enterprise we see nothing on this important subject , fights: Temperence fights. A little town next in size to county seat of Pendleton must let intemperance come into it? While it is now prohibition, yet liquor is brought into it, and those that use it are not satisfied with it themselves, but give it to children, we may say, for they are mere children. God says: "Woe unto the man that puteth the cup to his neighbors lips." This town has three churches with good christian people in them, will they permit intemperance to come into it? Seeing the degrading and demoralizing characters it is bringing and has brought men to.

If christian women and men of questionable ability do not frown down on this abominable business there is no telling where it may end. It is useless to expect unscrupulous saloon keepers and saloon-goesrs (the many of the latter are against them) to expel this traffic from our land. Wake up preachers, merchants, farmers, all patriotic citizens wake up. The time has come for us to show our colors. Do you want your daughters to marry drunkards and reprobates and your sons to be worthless barroom bums? Don't say that your children, or even you, will never come to shame by the rum practice. If you are skeptical on this point, look where others have gone who are your superiors.

Whiskey is liquid fire from hell, dealt out by mortal imps to send men's souls down to perdition. It is today threatening our country with crime. Saloons grow fat on the lives of poor women and children. They have embruting influence which is contagious and easily caught by all who enter their guilded doors. The profanity, the scurrilous vulgarity and obscenity gone to seed of a saloon carousal has a wonderful attraction for a young man now-a-days. This is a fast age you know. Men can get to hell sooner than they use to in olden times, before distilling was invented. What good comes of these saloons? Do they turn out good, honest men? Do they honor our country? Well, yes, they do, if dog fights and all other kind of fights are an honor. Do they improve our country any? Yes, if the increase of one hundred per cent of the paupers and criminals in the last 25 years means improvement. Saloon! look at it. What do you think of it? Do you want it? If you do or if you don't come up boldlly and say so. Don't be on both sides of the fence. Better be warrior for the devil than a coward for God - for the latter is hated by both God and the devil. Christ says "If a man will follow me, let him deny himself." He also admonishes them to work, as shown by the parable of the talent and slothful servant.

Are we to let the saloon keepers defile and blight the fair name of our town? Christians and patriots answer No! Well, then, let's come forward and stop it; lest this practice like the licentiousness of the Romans, bury our town like the great empire, beneath its shame. Party lines and prejudices greatly hinder the extirpation of this abomination. Shame on the man who will let party prejudice keep him from doing the right. That man is no patriot, but is a vassal to a political ring, and must patiently submit to every species of fraud and political chicanery. You hear them say "I'm too good a Democrat" or "I'm too good a Republican," to change. Well, I guess they are, in one sense, viz., "good for nothing." What kind of a principle is this for a man to have? It is devoid of sense, rhyme or reason. Don't give up your principles of right and patriotism because your neighbor is a fire eating, died-in-the-wool time and eternity partisain. Let him follow his party. The chances are, in the end, he'll wish he hadn't. Don't get discouraged because others call you "crank, turn-coat", etc. Remember, they have done the same to all men of moral greatness.

Young men, for the respect you have for your parents and love of home, stand up for temperance. Fathers and mothers, pray and work earnestly for temperance and may we come out victorious, is my prayer.

"A Reader"

The bridge badly needs sweeping.

 

 

 


 

 

 

 

 

 

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