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
Much tongue and much judgment seldom go together.
Cyclones in Kansas are now called "prairie
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
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
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.
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.
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.
Only a Woman Can Properly Mold Their Happiness.
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.
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
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
Thomas, of the city, visited his family here
Butler divines are beginning to preach temperance
S.F.B. Morse, of Cincinnati, visited the
family of W.A. Bradford Sunday.
Barton is "laid up for repairs". He got up
on a bicycle and came down on his knee.
Kate Jaquett, of Covington, daughter of Mrs.
Grogan, has been visiting friends here.
John Hargis and daughter, Josie, contemplates
a visit to Morehead, Rowan county soon.
Maggie Huff and Bertha Kidder and Mr. James
Guinn visited Falmouth Sunday. 'Twas a mistake
about the latter two coming back "one".
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.
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.
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
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.
lecture at Concord by Prof. Boswell, the
Sunday school lecturer, was entertaining.
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.
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
Higgins and Will Higgins went to the city
cider saloon was started about the fourth
by Mr. Ben Mullins.
photographer will leave soon.
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
C. Railroad Items
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.
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.
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.
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
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
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.
bridge badly needs sweeping.