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Tie Exriress extends a pleasant
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~We hope that our delinquent sub
seribors will please pay upat once;
we need the money. :
N. J. Mason & Co. removed to A.
£. Boyd's ol stand, where they have
a full stock of dry goods, notions,
boots, shoes, provisious, cte.
A great deal of builting has beea
going on in Boydton during the
Jast few mnenths, The number of
new atructurcs added give .to the
town ymite a pretentious appoarance.
Rov. Dr. lunter, the able and
cloquent P, E. of thils distriet, will
be hoce on hislast afficial visit the
laster purt of March, We should
bo sorry to see the conferente re
wove she Dr. from this fleld, as he
is certainly the ablest P, E. who
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that time, Advertisements, set ina
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Boydton Institute is havinga most
exceptional year—there being more
boarding students than ever before
in its history. Weare glad to note the
upward progress of this excellent
lustitution. A regular eourse of lec
tures has been instituted in connec
tion with the Cullis Literary Soclety,
embracing a varicty of toples Mrs.
gamucl Cltments, of Philadelphia
{5 the principal lecturor, Mrs Cle
wents - s an intelligent, cultured
woman, widely traveled both in this
gountry snd lurope, and s a public
speaker of acknowledged werit and
ability, ler lectures are upon popu
lar toples and have boen & veritable
fand of infarmation and instruetion
to thestudents and others who heard
her, They are given on alternate
Friduy nights, duo notice of which
will appear in these columns, We
urge upon our friends toattend these
lectures as they will both Interest
~and please as well as instruct them,
‘The Sunday-school Union whieh
waus to have taken place in this quart
er hnd to be putoff on oceount of
the inclemency of the weather. It
will take place next fifth Suuday
at St. Paul Baptist Church. Sun
day-schools will do well to take note
of this and make their preparations
accordingly, Let all the schools take
~an active interest in this matter.
fhe A: M. E. Churcli”here is al
most completed. It has been ceiled
~in a most tasty and handsome man
ner by our well-known carpenter
aad builder, Mr. SBambo Hicks. The
‘eeiling 1s laid transversly in the
~»#hape of diamond squares, with hand
“some wooden borders where the ends
wicet. A commodious gallery has
“peen erected just over the entrance
wiy, seats will'be put in an other
“faprovements, made which will just
.ly entitle the A. M. E. Church to
" rank among the best and wnost beau
" tiful éhurch structures In this sec
“tion. We are glad to note consumma
“_tion of this work which must surely
© gladden the hearts of the faithful
- members of the church who have
' labored so long and earnestly to
© attain this end. Rev, W. D, Naylor,
' the progessive and energetic pastor
* “aund his flock certainly deserve great
credit for their efforts, They have
struggled hard to complete their
house of worship and this final ef
fort of thoirs deserves the sympathy
and support of every one in the
Me. P. W. Henry, a prominent
_-teacher, of Clarkonia, Charlotte
Connty was In this vieinity a few
days ago and paid THE EXPRE'S
a pleasant visit. He was immensely
pleased with the fine New Cylin
der Press and outfit of THE EXPRESS.
Our lutch 'ls glways on the outside,
come and see us friends, THE
Exrriss isalways glad to show its
frionds its new home and perfect
mechanieal appliances. :
Tl s : o o i
:Quiir AVeapins Used By S.vages To
f Shoot Poisoned Arrows pi e
The blow-pipds-used by the say
ages of Guiana for sheeting puison
e«d arrows are very wonderful wea
pous indeed says the I'hiladelphia
Teieyrapk, 'The climate of thisequa
tariai region, belng both very hotand
very loist, produces a vegetation
of astonishing luxurianee. The for
ests are comuonly- ankle-deep in
wuter for wiile after mile, aud, con
sequently, the animals found there
mostly luhabit the trees. Monkeys
are excecedingly nmnerous. For kill
ing these tree-dwelling creatures the
bluw-gun is the best possible instru
ment. It is mwmade from a peculiar
kind of reed, and, although ecleven
or twelve feet in length, its weight
is only a pound and a half. It is
provided, like a rifle, with a fore
sight and a back =ight, the latter
being made of the teeth of a small
beast ealled the abonchi.
The natives are most carcful re
¢pecting the straightness of their
blow-guns, and never. allow them
to lean against anything lest they
should be warpad. The arrows em
ployed are made from the leaf ribs
of a kind of palm, made to fit the
bone of the gun by a wrapping of
wild cotton fastened with a fibre
of silk grass. Great art is requir
ed to put on the cotton properly.
The arrow is about ten inches long,
no thicker than a crow quill and
at one end is brought to a point
as sharp as a needle by scraping
it between the keen edged, saw-like
teeth of “the piral fish. One half of
a piral jaw 14 always suspended to
the quiver.
The vegetable polson used for en
venoming the arrows is called
“curarl.” It is extremely powerful,
and will kill a man within a few
minutes when introduced into the
ciroulation by anarrow point,though
it is harmless when swallowed. It
is very difficultto procure the gtrong
est “curarl® from the natives, who
are megst unwilling to part with it,
The arrow-heads are kept carefully
soparate from the shafts as a pre
caution against accidents, the sav
ages themselves belng very much
afraid of the poison which they em
ploy. The tecret of Ireparing the
poison is handed down by the med
ioilne men from goneration to gen
eration, and the common people are
‘not permitted to know it.
First must bo sought the curari
vine, which is closely allied to the
tree whieh furnishes strychnine,and
to the upas tree from which the
Dyaks of Borneo get the poison for
arrows. When the poison-maker has
found the ourari he looks for two
Hulbous plants, the stems of which
vield s glutinous julec, Another
vegetable ingredient is the better
~oot, commonly used by these sav
ages jn poisoning water for the pur
pose of eatching fish. To the mixt
ure composed of these elements the
medicine man adds two kinds of ven
‘owmous ants and the poison fangs
of deadly snakes, The whole is al
lowed to simmer over a fire, the
snakes' fangs and ants being pound
ed and thrown into the pot. The
boiling is continued until the poi
son is reduced to a thick brown
syrup. Finally a few arrows are
dipped exp ‘rimentally in the poison
and its effect is trial upon some
amimal or bird. If satisfactory the
poison is poured into a spherical
carthenware pot, in which it js kept,
carefully covered gver with leaves,
to exclude air and moistu-e.
Africa Affords A New Wonder, A Ciy
Built On A Reef Of Gold.
A recent issue of the Scientific A
merican gquotes from the London
Times a description of a remark- |
ble Golden city in the Dark Con
tinent. Says the writer, this remark
able town, Johannesburg in th'e
Transvaal is well called “The Gold
en City.” Its name cven does nol
appear on the maps of Africa issued
ten years ago. It will bea surprise
to multitudes to know that there
is any such spot on the African
continent, The city stands upon a
golden reef, upon which reef fifty
companies are now working,employ- ’
ing 3370 white men and over 32,000
natives. Of the eity of Johannes
burg itself, the writer says:
“It is neither beautiful nor im
pressive from' the msthetic point of
view, but it might be set down as
it stands in any part of the clvil
ized world. It has a population of
about 40,000, The buildings are good,
the streots are broad, there are shops
with plate glass windaws full of ball
dresses and silver plate, the resi
dential quarters are rapidly spread
ing themselves out into squares and
boulevards, a tram line econnects
them with the business venter, for
twenty miles east and west you may
sec the funnels of mining works
smoking against the sky, the sound
of an engine whistle Is in your ears,
and vou find thata tramn has been
constructed, which runs from one
end of the Rand to the other, The
towa, bs U wiih gary wuler is stip
plied to all its houses, everyt ordlns
ary appliance of civillzation fs here,
'Mm when you iemember that it
‘has all been done jn five years, and
that every xerup of um tericl® has
heen’ carried up, and the six pianos
waiting at the frontier will present-
Ely be carried, by ox wagons, you
ibcgi» to realize something of the
L extraordinary. conditions witich can
have calléd so sudden & develop
ment into existence.”
Trees in Massachusetts over Nine Hun
dred years OM. ]
The great oaks at Whaverly, Mass,,
the Boston /e ald says, ave survivals
©f an oak forest that must have
leat:-d in that region, according to
the geologists and students of treer,
as far back as the tenth ecentury.
They bear every cvidenee of great
age, and an elm tree in the neigh
borhood with its great limbs lying
on the ground and nearly all of its
branches decayed, is the most ven
erable ohject in the line of trees
that can probably be displayed in
any part of New England. It is
well worth a vigit to Waverly just
to see the size of its trunk and its
dignity in dcecay is very impress
ive. A
The dozen oak trees in the neigh
borhood are of the sort that attain |
a very great age, and that main
tain their virility unimpared. We
know of only one other oak tree
in New England that can be com
pared with them. That is loeated
in Ipswich, and is larger and more
venerable, apparently, than any of
the Waverly oaks, anl that and
the Waverly oaks, we are glad to
know, have been’ inspected by the
State Park Commissioners, and are
likely to be preserved, Itis worth
one's while to see and study these
majostie oaks, They are scen to
great advantage in the winter, when
‘the rugged limbs are bare and thelr
finmense strength is revealed, and
in_summer, when they are covered
with foliage, they are objects of
wonderful - beauty, The HState of
Massachustts has a duty to enfran
chise these trees and make them
public property. They are the glory
of the State, and almost as much
an object of intercst as the old
State House or the venerable struc
ture called the Old South Meeting
Homo :
Church Directory.
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:\‘mfi'ly Bchool every Bunday at 10 o'clock,
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at I‘:)’cluck. (!oa T.. Jor, Pastor.
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' B«i}'dtdn; Va., ,
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