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THE FARMVILLE HERALD.
HONOR FOB THE PAST, HELP FOB TDK PRESENT, HOPE POE IHE KKTI'KK. VOL V FARMVILLE, VA.. FRIDAY. NOVllMIIKK :i. mm., NO. 7. CITY DIRECTORY. a . h. .;y Di;e ? i. ll W FLOURNOY, SW C FRANKLIN, roRXEY-AT-LAW, a. 0 V.1 R H .. n://-A7.\ - rA7^> W. HODGES '' J M CRUTE, M MANN & CRUTE, ' U P. VANDE.RSLICE, /? S WING, Al i' '.W, )Dnlj, Va. ( j H. BLISS, KAI v. ^1 M.MARTIN, ATTORNEY' AT KAW, Richmond, Va., Farmville, Ya. ^HITE 4. CO., DRUGS, Medicines and Druggists' Sundries. led. KAI OP VALUABLE ? Vii.H IN MIK A. - ? I \ hl.K. "J i., ?ailllatlaa ii'm..i hu. lon A il i n- of Kiiinitiire ?lor, tiiiiin m >.ml i huy 1-l-tW ie TEACHINGS. Dr. ralmage Depicts Triumphs of the Gospel. victor!.-, ,,r in.- chrlatlaa nriiuinn ill \rt- lt ei-la lined ? ml Thieve* Ma,ic lt Ik nt.-olin. ; ?r. Tal? ly, and depict "He intuited hj which Lundie . hen an imi ' liver the b of till Ill, be ? ?? ? 'i delu ?i lutes the human . ... In her ? ? for ' ' \|>.,Nonius '1 vir ? th. I:;i\ in:' vast !l<> uttering ? ? : nttcr .t von ' eople. to be In t - after Proud. Divine I that nto his there ' s and tlclu ? l any ' no hospl wlped ire 1 it ntl ? In ion now ? n nf Thal .1. If ].ro ' ? ailed a ;,loucil the If the ?i the other ? ham* i indie of the ? d, baa Micro* \e kl* V.il, ipela I Cel have :il i hl'is ? I if the in hallut inntioii of ? ,| it will . then. i of the . ed it. s been this .Ile of the k thal .lions a ii the i aisle ? unclean of by lbs pletely tl now they :ire kind i der the n they chief ? ?a they timi es, bo com . 11.. 5r own thS wife h.'i . not i. cl it. ; for rum now ind for t lollies .ind for ? i new mini. All who | SOB' ? i Biluclnation ,f the t briatian lhere ia aa much difference between whnt hn lg now mid wha! hf mut was as between anil a nettle, us between | ,I,,ve ami ii vulture, as between dav and t. Tremendous delusion! Admiral F.irrugui, one of the most admired men of the Ameriean"aaTT, h. came a vj, lim of this Oiris tian titiiisioa, and, Mated not .one-I.e. bli death at Long brunch, in aral ? Ddt an iieeount of his life. Ile saul: "Mv father went down in behalf of the United Suites nu -nt to pat an end to Aaron Burr's rebellion. 1 wa- a tabla nov and went ni mg with him. I could BWeai like ai < I contd gamble in ererj style of gambling. I anea Blithe wick ? aaa at thal r*ne abroad. dm- iiny my father cleared everybody on toft lie en I ii ti except tn_\ self a ml linked the door. Heaald: 'David, what are jon .-?'.' What ate you going to w.ii,' I aaid. father, I am going w the sen." 'Follow the n poor, miserable, drunken snilor, : and euffed about the world, anti a fever in a foreign hospital?* 'Oh. no!' I Mid. 'Father, I will nut be that; 1 will tread the quarter deek and command, as you do.' 'No. I hui.!,* pay father said; 'no. David, a pereOD that ,r pr! nelpie* emf your bad habits will never tread the quarter tieck or and." My father went out rind shut tho door after him, anti I saul then: 'I will change. I will never sw.ar again, I will never drink again, I will gamble again,' and, gentleman, Kv the help of dod I have kept thoM three vows to this time. 1 soon after that became a l lnistian, ami that de? cided my fate for time and for eter? nity." ther captive of this c,reat Chris? tian delusion. lhere gi ? - Mini of - on horseback at full gallop. Where is he ping'.' To destroy ( hris 1 inns, fie wanta no better play spell than to Stand and watch the hats ami ?if the murderers who nie mas? sacring ? ...o's children. There goea the ? ii.:in. This time lie is afoot. Where ls he going now7 hoing on the ? ? :n to die for Christ. They tried U> whip it out of him, they tried ire it mit of him. they thought 11., j him enough of it by putting lum on small tliet, nm', denying linn a cloak, ami condemning him as a criminal, nml howling at him through . but they could not freeze it out of him. um! tiny could not sweat it out of him, and they could not pound it out of bim, ao they tried the surgery of the sword, anti one summer tiny in decapitated. Perhaps the Intellect of the s.000 yean of the world's existence hoodwinked, el,.ni" , duped by the Chris- ; tian religion. Ah, that is the remarkable thing delusion of Christianity! it overpowers the strongest intellects. Gather Ibe critics, secular and reli? ef this century together and put a vote to them as to which is thc "realest book eur written, and by a large majority they will My "Paradise Win. wrote "1'nnnlise I One of the fools who believed in this Bible, .bim Milton. Benjamin Frank? lin surrendered to thia delusion. If yon may judge from the letter that he wrote to Thomas Kaine, begging him ?troy "Ihe Age of llei.son" In manuscript and never let it go into type, ural writing afterward, iii his old "Hf tins Jeana of Nazareth I have to say of the system of morals Ile left ;unl the religion He baa given us are the best things tiie world has ever ? sea.*1 Patrick Henry, the electric champion of liberty, en I by this delusion, so that he says: "The book worth all other books put lo? is, ihe I'linii." Beajamin Hush, the leading pbjsiologisl and anatomist of his day, the treal medical scientist ? w hut did he suv'.' "i he "liv true ami perfect religion is ( hristianitv." Newton, thc leading philoaophCT of his time what did lie My7 1 hat niau aurrendering to this delusion of the I in, crying out: "The sublimest philosophy on earth is the phy of the Gospel." David ter, 8-1 the pron uncial ion of whose name every scientist the world over an covers' I, is head, D;i v el Frew st er saying: "Oh, this religion hat been a great light . a very treat light all my flays!" ??nt liners, the great French Btateaman, acknowledging that he prayed when he said: "I invoke the Ford dod, in whom 1 nm irlad to be Duvid Livingstone, able to con? quer the lion, able to conquer the pan? ther, able to conquer thc savage, yet conquered by this delusion, tala hal? lucination, this gnat -windle of the M When they ti lid him dead they lind him on his knees. William E. dlarl ?he strongest intellect in Eng? land, tillable to resist this chimera, this fallacy, this deluaion of ihe ( hriatian religion, went to the lnaase of God uv nv Babbatb, and often, at the invi? tation of thc rector, read the prayers lo ? .pie. If those mighty intellects ? thorne by this delusion, what chance is there for you anti me? F. sides that, I have noticed that first, rate Infidels cant.ot be depended on for steadfaatneas In the proclama? tion of their sentiments, (ioethe, a leading skeptic, was m wrought upon by thl itv thal in a weak Bl he erie.) out: "My belief in the Bible has Mved me in my literary and moral life." Itosseau, one of the most | eloquent championa of infidelity, spending his whole life warring against (hristianitv, eries oat: "The \ of thc Scriptures am aires Bat. Altamont, the notorious Infidel, one would think he would have been safe ? Mis delusion of the Christian religion. Oh, no! After talking against Snity all his dSiya, in his last boura he cried out: "Oh, Thou blas? phemed hut most iiidnlireut Lord God, hell itself ii a refuge if it hld* me from Thy frown!'* Voltaire, the most talent? ed infidel the world ever saw, writing CO publications, and the most of them spiteful against Christianity, himself the most notorious libertine et Ike cen fury? one would hSTS thought he could have been depcntri d upon foi faataeau in the advocacy of lal and In the war against this tcrrihle chimera, this delusion of tin- I Bul no; In his last hour lip asks for Christian burial mid nsks that they give him the sacrament of tbr Lord Jesus Christ. Why, you i pend upon these first reta inti.I. I cannot depend Dpon their now i fcist this jrreat delusion of ( hristianity. Thomas Paine, the god of modern skeptics, his birth.lav celebrated In New York and Boston with greet en? thusiasm- Thomas Paine, tin | of I'.il.le haters - Thomas Pslne, aboul whom his tirother Infidel, \'.illi;>ni Carver, wrote bo n letter which I have at my house, aaylng that he drank a quart of rum a day and urns loo and too dishonest to pay for ll Thom? as Paine, the adored of mod) rn infi? delity Thomas Paine, who stole an? other man's wife in England and brought her to this cotiutn I Paine, who was so squalid at loathsome and BO drunken and rn ligate and so basally in his 1. sometimes picked out of tin-ditch, sometimes too filthy to be pit ked Thomas Paine, one would have tl that he could have been depended on for steadfastness against this lt. at de? lusion. Hut no. In his dying hour hi the Lord Jesus i hrist for mercy. Pow? erful delusion, all conquering del earthquaking delusion of the Chi religion. Yea, it coes on. lt is - pertinent, and it is ao overbearing, this chimera of the Gospel, that, Inn inc , conquered the great picture galleries of the world, the old masters and thc young masters, it is not satisfied until it has conquered the music of Usc world. Look over the programme <* any magnificent musical festival snd see what arr the great performances and learn that the greatest of all the subjects ure religious sui. 'i. a, this chimera of the Gospel satisfied until it gonn on and huilds it? self into the most permanent architec? ture, So it Seems as if the wolli! ; er to get rid of it. What atc some of the finest buildings in thc world Paul's, St. Peter's anti the ck and cathedrals of all ('hrh:. | Yes, this impertinence of the CiOSpcl, this vast delusion, ls not satisfied until it projects Itself, snd in ons yes i contributes, to foreign mis? sions, the work of which is to dunces and fools on the other side of the world ? people wa hare nevei Deluded doctors SM phys; lng week bj week in I.omi' n in the t'nion Medical prayer cir.?'? ship lind. Deluded doctors Lord Caima, the highest legal authority in England, the ea>ad*/lsef Of the throne, spending his vacation in preaching the 0 of Jesus Christ to the poor people of Scotland. Frederick T. l'relinghuvsen, sf New Jersey, once secreter] of an old fashioned Evangelical Ckrirtian, an elder in the Reformed church. John Hright, a deluded Quaker, Henry Wil? son, the vice president of the United States, dying a deluded Methodist or Congregationalist. Karl of K dying a deluded Presbyterian. The cannibals in South -ca. the bushmen of Tterrs del Puego, t! t men of Australia, putting down the knives of their cruelty and clothing themselves in decent apparel- all un? der the power of this delusion. Judson and Duty and Aheel and Campbell and Williams and the 1,000 miaktonariea of the cross turning their hucks tm home and civilisation and comfort and going out amitl squalor of heathen? ism to relietr* it, to save it, tn help it, toiling until they dropped into their graves, dying with no earthly comfort about them, and going into gi with [inappropriate epitaph, "hen they might hate lived In this country and lived for themselves and lived luxuri? ously and been at last put into brilliant sepulchers. Wtiat a delusion! Yes, this delusion of the Christii ligion tJiows itself in the fact thal it goes to those who are in trouble. it is bad enough to cheat a mat he is well and when he is pros; but this religion cou.es Ul B mun when he la sick and says: "You will do well again after awhile. You are going Into a hind where lhere are no conni no pleurisies, snd so consuls] no languishing. lukeCOUfagl up." Yea, this awful chimera of tin Gospel comes to the poor, and ii SS] s t i them: "You are on your WU] ll s and to dividends always declare hie." This delusion of Cl conics to the bereft, and il talki of I union before the throne am! cessation of all sorrow. Anti then, to Show that this delusion will Mop ut absolutely nothing, it goes to th. bed and fills the man with SSticipa tions. How much better it would In? to have him die witBOtfl any mon than swine anti rats and snakes! E him under! That : king BOK left of Ililli. H.- will never know any - thing again. Shovel him under! The soul is only a superior part of 1 bc body, and when the body disinte* soul disintegrates. Annihilation, va* r, everlasting blank oblitei Why not present all that beaut i I ; trine to the dying instead of C with this hoax, this swindle of the Christian religion, and filling the dying man with anticipations of another life until some in the hist hour have i their hands, and some bavi and some have sung, and som been so overwrought with joy that th. \ could only look ecstatic7 I opening, they thought?diamond coro? nets flashing, hands beckoning, or? chestras sounding Little children dy? ing actually believing they saw their departed parenta, so that although the little children had been so weak ami feeble and sick for weeks they could not tura on their dying pillow at the last, in a paroxysm of rapture uncon? trollable they sprang to their f. ? shouted: "Mother, catch me; I am coming." iOAtf-J THE FIRST STEP. ?? whir h ts hard." Bhe ? ?? ky, TrOUbli i iiiut full of alarms c. lutig distance To her father's open anas; 1 ilTlt.le grief, ot ri fraught with danger; : if'f k foots-tep, II, r >ar, f?ar. dings, ! :<J of evil To our ? true; 1 stumble, AnJ pleasuna ti ..tn, a t cannot, ?? to Him I" But ':. mg, ' .. k- ? pil g Who life - r brought. :.:on. THE GRACE OF HUMILITY. Ral Iiieon.lsiii. I ? lil. Enterprise or a IIIkIh I..Iii.wile of Dur tin ii I'uw era. Why is it that we so often tlislike to in ar humanity spoken of as s desirable We know it lo be a of the nighest order in point of Mink a little from called humble, having u sort of .- that to be humble means w 111 ? in- Impost ii upon unduly nr Inferior to I . ' ? : 1 ? ' es-.in Hol? li lie. Humility ls not self-depreciation. It is perfectly consistent with the nigh : prop, r coin iction of abilities timi attalnnu nt-. We OUght to be I.lest. We OUgbl also ? ves unduly. We ought to try to understand ila- exact truth about and h. rate our I a- mady aa po--,nie just w h. ie we belong, linn ' pting .. n rank nml situation morally, In tualbj .-.ml socialI3 without objec ? ', wiii,"ut jealous] of '.'.hom we are compelled to admil i-.r to ni, or contempt of ? US. ; w ith enterprise. ,v humble inn 11 otter and efficiency, I Dd even for his con? spicuous leadership. Some of the baVC heel, genuinely and nobly humble. It ? with large fame. A man may justly attain to worldwide repute* and know that he hu deserved end ? i il, nml may enjoy it, ami even be |.roud of it, without failing to be truly humble. If he sheul.! take pride in himself and 1, - more than . if In- should attribute to himself ll w heil hus come to him I li the help "f ..tilers or through sdvant es of winch '? might have made use, he fail in humility. Fut ifheappre the fa.-t that, having done his ? ? after all. is not worth being puffed up about, he cannot be said to lack humil tty. i 1 of true greatni 1 Pl t of real piety. Mool be ti is Iv Christian who overestimates his ability or bia Mrvicea to God and his \i ,1 no one who thorough? ly understands himself, m> one who w 11 tirari and life from day ? and h.. 1 ..us of the rapid and mischievous growth of evil of all sorts within him needing tobe milly repressed and Overcome, niul Impossible of being conquered In ? li "f his ow n t.ne who qiiainted with his own being and his own life can fail to uble iii thu true sense, lt is tobe I to the voling especially ?;. and humility are e-sential elemt There ls a n which is legitimate and not unbecoming, but, as the rule, eg. ' 'iou is more likely to be mistaken eroua than either r helpful. Congregation* nli-t. "1 lie I.I, lag l.o.l." How many time, we lind this expres? sion In the Holy (Scriptures. Ami If ? the vin thing wean practically prom ? ht of. We know that it is written: "The living dod;" wc about lill living but in our daily li' ly anything we practically so much lose sight of aa the fart that God i- "the liv ii," dod." and thal He I whatever Ile was three thousand or four Mut Ile has thc IWard those who love and serve Ulm aa evt r Ile had, and thal He will ? md, three tlum-aml. four thou? sand IM II" is "the living God," the unchanging One, ,1 illili, and in 1 and in our great ? ! in our h> sight nf lin ile is -till "the living l.od." and ever will be "the living dod." gt Muller. VV mint ness. ? a rarer gi ace than to ? will of dod. For he who is - willing to wait; and it l- easier far to bi doiug dod's will than to be willing I thlDg fur to he worki' Fh ri st than a Mil ir to et No. there is nothing rarer In the world ?v Hiing soul, and ? worth coveting he wi'.l to will dod's will.?Henry Drummond. SAFE GUIDE POSTS. Their tn t rod act lon la Kr rry Stale af Ike I aloa Wonld He Welcomes br Uloycllsts. One of the worst annoyances, if not the greatest, which cyclists are Com? pelled to endure in many parts of the country is that which i- rjccaaioned by the kbsescc of readable direction posts Si cross roads. The sight of a sign? post which is readable Is, therefore, always a welcome one to those who happen to cycle in a strange locality, fur it places heyond doubt the question which every tourist is continually ask? ing himself: "Am I on the right road?" Should the mockery of a Iii gat post of which lt is impossible to de? cipher the lettering, that suffers from stress of wind and weather, or that the wind lias twisted around in the wrong direction, the situation is only ren? dered more exasperating. It is there? fore a pleasure to refer to guide posts A GREAT IMPROVEMENT. Of the kind which have been introduced in a certain locality. The guide con? sists of an iron post and framework fingers, in which are set, also in iron, the words which indicate the places whose names are shown. The posts are usually palsied so that in thc dusk of evening they show up very clearly, and, unless the night is particularly dark, it is an easy niatter'to read the words without the aid of ailight. Eves if a heisted rifler shouldM>e left in this di? ll inrna, by carefully tracing with the flnge/a the shapes of the different let? ters, thc whole word can he made out; with an ordinary wooden pout it is, of -. impossible to decipher the wording. Another great advantage the new | -es is that the lettering can be seen from both sides. QUITE A DIFFERENCE. Hov* Far a Man Who Rides a Hie; ria Leaves llehlnd Him the Maa Who Walka. The difference between the distance covereti hy a man walking thc minimum of one step and that covereti by the cyclist pedaling one revolution is astounding, to say nothing of the great saving of muscular energy. To ap? preciate the difference we must first understand what is meant by the "gear" of the machine. There are two notched wheels (sprockets), one faxed to the ].editls, the other to the back wheel. Increased circumferential speed ls obtained by making the front sprocket larger than that on the back wheel. Thus, if there are 24 notches on the front sprocket and eight OS the back one, lt is plain that when the pedals have gone round once the chain has engaged the 24 notches on the front sprocket. Hut as there are only eight notches OH the hack sprocket it follows Issi tint sprocket must have gone round three times (3x8 equals 24, the number on the front sprocket) in order to keep pace with the pedal Sprocket. The beek wheel of the cycle, ther. with one turn of the pedals, goes round three times. The modern bicycle has increased the locomotive powers of man to ?sch an extent that in order to cover ns much ground in one step In a walk as he would at sach stroke of his pedals lie would have to be a giant 35 feet in height. The one revolution of the pedals of a 120-gear machine would be 31 feet 4 inches, and to cover this ground our giant, covering a little tiver IS feet at a step, would have to take two of them.?(...Iden Penny. EVERYBODY CYCLES. tana the \allve* of Afelca the lae of the Wheel I* Kant lleeoaa Ina a Positive Riff, Nowadays, everybody cycles. The difficulty is to get Into a part of the world where folks don't. One has not heard yet that the I'skimos wheel, or that the Patagonians have cycling gymkhanas, But, no doubt, all that is within ineasurahle distance. Among the native races in Africa cyt ling is fast ming a positive rage. Thia is par ticularly so in South Africa. The Kaffirs are enthusiastic, and in King William's Town and (iraham's Town they have clubs of their own. In Natal there are three native clubs. A little lime ag.., two blacks insisted in bi? cycles, and started careering about the streets of Johannesburg, till an in? dustrious constable knocked them off their machines and took them into cus? tody. There was no imprisonment in? flicted on them for daring to imitate their white neighbors, tint they were told that cycling was for white people, not for blacks. So nothing further has been heard of the pair, in Zululand the wheel is quite common. It is the usual vehicle among traders going round to the various stores seeking or? ders, and the outfit of no missionary is complete without one. Kecnadltr of Mlcrobra. The fecundity of microbes is pro? digious, so much so that if IS drops of Water polluted with bacteria are al? lowed to fall into a cup of broth the germ population would have increased ia 94 he sra ts I0,sw,so?. Bli K ^S^Siai. HEMMED IN BY MUD. ilii(ni> hrtVct of t.mill ll.mil. on lh* Hume nnd foetal Life of Kural l omni ii iiiti. ? . It is not uncommon for agricultural writers and lecturers who wi-li to make fanners contented with their lot | that farmers have teams and their ?? .md families cnn go tu town when they like and attend chun bles, lectures, farmers' clubs, pi history clubs and Chautauqua circles, for study ami entertainment, ibis ls all true to boam extent, and is exceUent ? pt il ii ri ng the two to four months of fall, winter am! spring when a large part of the farmers living remote from any village are practically "mud bound." Theta ls something eomantlc, beautiful anti poetic ia being snow? bound in the way described by our be? loved i>oet Whittier In his delightful AN UNPAVED CITY STREET, poem; but there is neither beaut - try nor romance In being mud-bound. The tirst step in civilization is the step up and out of the mud. Wc know a town thai has furnished Ita full of inspiring Bgricult arni li" .ind platform In which some of the families ami neighbors even of those who furnish such literatui' practically mud bound a part of thc year?cut of! from eharch, lectures, so? cial life, by v. iv deep and very un poetie mud. At a certain farmers' club, recently, one member bj previously assignment discussed the Influence of electric roads upon the value of the farm and its products. After speaking of their inllu eacc on thc cash values, he mid In nb* ?: "Fut tin re arc other values than the cash once. Thc farm' products are its human ones, nm! w hat ever iniike.- tln-e human products more happy, Intelligent and useful enl 1 he i a lue of the farm and h.- prod mts in thc highest and best of ail ways, liven? ing lectures and entertalnmei ta? Faa, but they close ut ten or Inter am! three miles of mud roads nml cleaning thc horses afterwards take all the fun out of lt. Church? Why, I actuall- loee more religion going and coming than I get w bile Fm then I The only time my wife is discontented with farm life is when we're mud-bound If WC had an electric road peat us farm life would be ideal." Another ii.<iiii>< ? thought real id gravel or st" would the difficult ter. We know ii tow n from w I hundred gallons of milk tire shipped to Un-city daily the year round. Borne of thc milk ls hauled 1 In? to the station, min or shine, mud or dust, and ns mm h molt froea to . factories, i I" i ? are bcd ol fail I gravel In three parts of tbe township or Just acroM thc line, lt is ipili rt / nml granitic gravel with very lit? tle shale, lt is liol -o good Or durable. as limestone gravel, b r far than clay. Ii, thc tow asblp then thousands of tons of "niggl ' 1< that is. granitic bow |dl t by glacial action, from thl np to the else of a large baj .-..ek. They either obstruct farm work badly, or have been gathen <1 int.. ht : e, w here they arc useless and a mir am e. A steam-power crusher would make the rerj best "road metal" of them. I feet wide nml eight itu I I such broken granite on a properly J roadbed, and covered with four i of gravel well rounded up, and with proper drainage, would make solid loads the year round, and the roads would Last for many vars pr, I , avy louds wen forbidden on them in wet times. Buck roada would actually coat the fal mt rs lc k ll the hauling of matt rial wen I hem* nive-, than ii doh roeta them ta wal* low through mud daily with their milk to station ami to fat s> v. raj months ? now h.,. .' ... up? lift h. thc Intellectual anti social life of the whole comm unit v ! I I neigh" underlaid with li" ,; in which limestone gravel nboui ???? hicli ? by hundreds of miles of splendid stone and grave] pikes in each county. In such n gi. ms 11" a oral feats Isolation of farm life are a thing of the The* should be every a inri ? it road metal must be ship] railway, l ti ? will d iii hand with such i iicving om- tarma of tht ahole year i Mend Ihe ll.m.I In oiinimrr. During dry wei ''> prepare the rt ids f i Delay I? l-.\pen-.l? e. Fix the rood w I ' Don't wait until it must be liv tl. n.in'i Be Weil Tearetkea, Motor-carriages and mud won't agree worth s cent.