Enterprise Publishing Co.
BUTLER, KY., July 6, 1889
Volume V1. No. 8
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
(Furnished by Rev. S.G. Mullins.)
is estimated that the intoxicating liquor
used annually in the United States would
fill a canal four foot deep and fourteen
feet wide and one hundred and twenty miles
long. The liquor saloons in New York alone,
placed in opposite rows would make a street
eleven miles in length, while those the United
States would make a double row one hundred
miles long. If the victims were congregated
on this liquor Broadway, we would see a suicide
every mile, and a thousand funerals every
day; If all the drunkards were drawn up in
Battle array, in two ranks, they would form
a line two hundred and twenty-five miles
long." What an array of victims? Every hour
in the night the Heavens are lighted up with
the torch of the drunken incendiary. Every
hour of the day the earth is reddened with
blood spilt by the drunken assassin. This
great army is in motion; detachments are
constantly filing off to the poorhouse, the
prison, the scaffold, and the drunkard's
graveyard, and these places are constantly
filled by recruits drawn from the Camp of
Instruction -- The Moderate Drinker. Who
can compute the fortunes squandered, the
hopes crushed, the homes made desolate, the
hearts broken, by intemperance?
Kentucky paper put it this way: "Whiskey
is the cause of nearly all crime, disorder
and misery. Strike it out, and strikes will
end; tramp it out and tramps will be few;
murder it, and murders will cease; stab it
to the heart, and hearts will no be stabbed;
put an everlasting end to the meanthing,
and meanness will be the exception, instead
of the rule. Set fire to it - burn the last
barrel and bottle, and fewer souls will burn
honest man is the work of God? a drunkard
is the work of the dramseller. Is he proud
of his work? Why not make a model of a complete
specimen of the rumsellers works? Put it
in a glass case, exhibit in the drinking
saloon, and write over it. "A Specimen of
My Work - I Am Proud of it!"
what does the success of liquor trafic depend?
Upon debased manhood, wronged womanhood,
defrauded childhood. It holds a mortgage
over every cradel, a deed written in hearts
blood over every lifel. Shall mothers know
this and be silent? Shall fathers understand
and be indifferent? Yea: Shall the voters
of Butler district be silent, and not vote
against this monster evil, on first Monday
in August? We think not. Let the voters of
this district calmly and prayerfully condiser
this important questions?
Ky., July 3.
Enterprise is not an organ
of prohibition or anti-pprohibition. It
is simplly an organ of Butler - not any
part of it. We accept articles on various
subjects by request.
newspaper ordinarily represents the value
of 5 cents. And the man who enters a newspaper
office and says "gimme a paper" can with
equal propriety meet the newspaper man and
say, "gimme a nickel." The principle is just
the same, and, but for the public disgrace
attached to it. the newspaper dead beat would
become a street beggar if he thought he could
increase his income a few dimes every day.