Clipped From The New York Times
MEN GENERALLY ARMED. , While I In Manchester, and "on the way Into Cliy County from London, touf rnr. respondent, bearing In mind the stories about riarauding parties, armed scouts pa- pa- i rouuig the roads In search of lntrnto- lntrnto- bushwhackers' looklne for victim. e f.1' i)re,da!,7 mans abroad VU?.? 'ln Ta- Ta- The only -"i -"i bcttii in iiay county were 8runi1' iarrled fay a very ambxWe town birhpr nnH hla .u A tTI ..T - wnu iitt.u oeen K.te-Ai K.te-Ai K.te-Ai ar " th. - asjts nrvcr vrry or usa arms. Jut It is admitted that the carrying .by which pistols and revolver! 2EemJ?J'nt la Kenfral. nd unwise as well as unnicessary. It was admitted to be a curious fact that this custom s general aU over a State, whose men pride themselves upon M elr " honor," but go equlpp T if wilwVv 3 that ev.ery KentuckiSU thly me" will giv e or receive some affront deserving or denu nding Inetant death. Yet onVof thf gentles. . most honorably spoken men I met here, a . educated man with a profession declare, that "no gentleman wtIlPlnVuU me u"mlnC1 tbe tD8Ulted by na not a genl I am I old that Oay County Is not addicted to inten perance. Vp to this time I have not ininken man in Southeastern Kentucky. Kentucky. London, the county seat of Laurel County is "dry." It is more difflclfft "to KvlZbl ,k,y there .th.an " 18 tn PortS Me i-ilf i-ilf i-ilf 1 i l!t Kot' u. 19 wor8e than the Portland Portland wl isky, a pale yellow pungent sort of w.C,hh. "I hTll,h the trick of dartlni with In htning speed through the clrcula Ik h alf way out from London to Manchester, Manchester, up a by-road, by-road, by-road, the whisky thirst 2r ra.m2 , of thl8 detestable " moon-shine" moon-shine" moon-shine" at half a dollar the pint and a nickel or e bottle. Manchester Is also "Ury." None of the houses of VntertSin-ment VntertSin-ment VntertSin-ment h ye either "red liquor or mooS" shlne" for guests. Seasoned -spirits -spirits te s" Luxu.ly rtu.ht In for private consumntloS by the relatively wealthy. The T men Pwh2 drink rativev uncured whUky moVt freVl? are thee who are in the lumber country They aie not unlike the rough lunrmen Iffi K York and In CanadTTbut probabl; are more generally Ignorant of book ki owledge. and they are almost uniformly uniformly courteous and hospitable. with a drawlln r. coolnr manner of speech that i. never e icountered except in the South.