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A SINGULAR PEOPLE. ODD SPECIMENS OF HUMANITY ARE RAMAPO MOUNTAINEERS. AKMBOA of the Milkiest Haired and Pink est Eyed Variety Arc Common Among Them —They Are the Rest Hunters and Flahermeu In the Land. People who have nover been up in the Barnapo mountains can hnvo little idea of bow strange a race of people live back in those high and rocky hills, miles from any village, and with not a rod of road by whioh their huts may be reached by wagons. In other words, it is not generally known that within 80 miles of the heart of New York city ehere is a community as curious almost as can be found in the remote mountain recesses of Tennessee or North Caroli na. It is a sort of lost tribe, or, rather, an amalgamation of two lost tribes. If ono can imagine whut sort of beings would result from more than a century intermarrying of American Indians and Guinea negroes, with an occasional dash of whito blood added to the mixture, ho may form a notion of the people that live back in the rugged hills that rise about Suffern, Kamapo, Sloatsburg, Woodbourno, Tuxedo and other places in tho Kamapo valley. But it would rake a protty brisk imagination to pic ture some of the queer specimens of hu manity that have resulted from this mixture. Albincs of tho milkiest bnired and pinkest eyed variety are common, and the dime museums recruit their curio halls in that line from among these mountaineers, as did tho great and only Barnum before them. Back in tho last century and during the first quarter of the present century slaves wero common in that part of New York state and the adjacent region of New Jersey. These slaves were treat ed no better by their old Dutch masters than were their fellow bondsmen in the south. Tbey were worked long and hard, and the lash was not spared. Con sequently runaway slaves were many. These runaways invariably sought the fastnesses of the surrounding mountains. It is a very difficult thing to make one's way up and among the Kamapo mountains even at this day, and it was almost an impossibility in the slavery days. As a result, when a negro once succeeded in hiding there he was as safe from recapture as if ho had gone to Canada, although he might be within sight and sound of his master's home. Scores of runaways in time peopled tho inaccessible hills, and in tho spots where they throw up their first shelter ing 'huts of bark or fallen trees or found refuge in caves their descendants dwell today. The woods bad their Indian dwellers already, and tho two races mingled. These are tho strango people who aro seen now and then in the little villages along the Erie railway in Kockland and the adjoining towns of Bergen and Orungo counties, and whose homes are far back in the hills. A characteristic of these people is that tho names of the old Dutch families iu which the orig inal blacks were slaves have been re tained by them, generation after gener ation. The most numerous family of the race goes by tho name of De Groat, but there are Do Freoses, Vau Hoevens and many other Des and Vans. In the summer time you might climb and clumber and stumble up the steep udes and over the rocky summits of tho Kamapo mountains all day and not see * solitary sign of a habitation, although there woul" be mauy on all sides of yon. They are so deftly tucked in among the rocks and hidden by the trees - ~ '~jl foliage that only ono acquainted *' "■ .vitk the ways of tho mountaineers could and them. In the fall, when the trcos ire hare, the huts stand revealed to any who may pass that way, and such are j few, for although there is no better ruffed grouse shooting anywhere than in these mountain fastnesses tho weary .•limbing necessary to get to tho haunts of these birds is more than tho average sportsman cares to undergo. Thoro is no ground that might grow anything about any of these huts; not a chicken or a fowl of any kind; not even a pig. But there are dogs without limit —mongrel, wolfish looking dogs, snoh as might hang about Indian camps —and always from ono to half a dozen half naked, eerie, elfish looking chil dren, who, at sight or sonnd of a stran ger, Boamper to cover in the hut, in the brush or amcug tho rooks, disappearing as completely as a startled brood of young qnail. How do tbeso people subsist? They are the best hunters and fishermen in the land, and game and trout are abun dant all about them. They huut and snare grouse and rubbits and catch trout for the market during the season. The women and children pick berries. For the products of tbo forest, streams and byry patches these peoplo obtain store goods at the villages, both tho luxuries and tho necessaries—the latter being . chiefly whisky and tobacco, tho former I floor, meal and cheap dress goods. For a their own home providing tho possnin " and the ooon are plentiful at their very doors, and the obickeii coops of tbo out lying farms and villages are not entire ly inaccessible. Now and then a De Groat or Van Somebody-or-other will hire out to do work by the day, but he is looked upon by his fellow mountain ters as a degenerate. Some of tho female children grow to be extremely handsome and shapely young womou, but it is rare that there are any marriages among these people outside of their owu race. —New York Suu. A Utfeful Caddie. A lady golfer at Singapore lias train ed her barefooted caddie to come to her assistance whenever she has to play a ► difficult shot. Should tho ball lie tadly or ho awk wardly hunkered, tbo caddio strolls up to it, clutches it with his tees and drops it in a hard, clean lio, without exciting jnspiciou.—Boston Globe, EALSE TEETH TRADE. A REGULAR BUSINESS IN BUYING AND SELLING THEM. Sometime! tho Discarded Sets Are Cleans ed, Urlghtencd Up and Resold, and Sometimes They Are Broken Up For the Old Gold In Them. "Old False Teeth Bought." This is the sign whioh attracts the attention of visitors to the office of a certain dealer in dental and optical sup plies who does business in Chicago. "It's queer how people aro attracted by that sign," said tho owner of tho establishment. "I never intended it to be prominent, brcause there aro other lines in my business I am more interest ed in pushing, but it seems to fairly force itself into tho minds of everybody who oomes here, no muttor what his mission may be, and 'old false teeth bought' is the only thing they can think or talk about. "There's nothing audaoious in deal ing in secondhand false tooth, although I will admit tho sign is an unusual oue. It is a legitimate branch of onr trade. With ordinary usago fulso teeth don't wear out aud are just as good at the end of a few yoars as they wero when new. The teeth themselves are valuable, and tho gold work used in binding oven tho commonplace kind together is costly. People are forever getting new idens about their teeth and keep the dentists bnsy changing or building over their artificial molars. Then, you remember that a whole lot of people who wear false teeth aro dying every day. "Ten years ago there was no way of utilizing this old material. It was all dead waste, so to speak. But now it is different, and people aro moro econom ical. False teeth, especially if heavily set with gold plates, are worth too much money to bo cast aside when new ones are ordered or to be buried in a grave. Tlins it comes that a trado of consider able proportions has sprung up in this line, and old false teeth are a staple in this market." "Who brings them hero to soil and what class of customers buy them?" "Small dentists who are hard up financially and lack the inclination or facilities to clean up and bnild over tho discarded sets, which they are sharp enough to retain from their patrons, aro tho main source of supply. Sometimes they make their patrons a little allow ance for the old sets of teeth, but they get out of this whenever possiblo on tho plea that they aro worthless. Then we have poor folk who cannot afford to wear false teeth any longer como in hero occasionally and offer them for salo. Undertakers? Well, that is a fea ture of tho trade I don't caro to talk about. I might be misunderstood, and some people are so squeamish, you know. "Why, one woman came in here yes terday to bny an opera glass. Sho look ed like a good customer and was inspect ing some high priced glasses when I stopped to wait upon a man who fre quently brings in some fine teeth. She saw mo take a set from him and pay for them, and then, noticing probably his somber clothes and an end of black crape sticking out of one of his side pockets, she flounced away in a fury without a word of explanation. It is hard to please everybody, and as times are hard I have to be very careful." "But what about your sales? Who takes theße old grinders and incisors from you?" "Principally a class of mon who make a business of working over the sets. When the outfit is in reasonably good shape, it is given a thorough cleansing, brightened up, and thou re sold to dentists who havo a cheap pat ronage. A little tinkering will make them fit after a fashion in tho mouths of people who want to mako a show of false te'oth at small cost. Where the sets aro not good enough to be used they ore broken up, the gold either meltod down or saved to bo remodeled, and tho teeth themselves remounted as they aro needed for patients. It's a good thing for poor peoplAfor mauy of them nro thus enabled to *ot passably fair false teeth at a nominal price, when otherwise they would have to go with out, owing to the great expense. Excuse me while I wait upon this woman." When Tho Inter Ocean man loft the establishment, the merohant was dick ering with an amplo proportioned Af rican "aunty" for u double set of teeth with heavy gold plates, which she said she had found in a hotel where she worked as chambormaid. "Der geumau' don' go to 'at 'ors pital," said aunty. "E's waz so sick when dey tak' 'im way ho don' clar forgot 'is teet', an I douu' 'speo' he'll wan' 'em any more. Steal 'em? No, sah; no, sahl Boss, 'e say 'tak' ole truck 'way. I doan' want 'em 'round 'ere.' Ole truck—umph, umph—why, dat's jes' like findiu five dollahs. Chicago Inter Ocean. To Suppremi Sweating. A large number of the best women of Syracuse, those identified with clubs and those not so organized, have united in a movement to suppress the sweating system, so far as it exists iu Syracuse. A consumers' league has been formed and co-operation with the trades assem bly is hoped for. Tho movement origi nated with the Political Equality club and was speedily indorsed by the House hold Eoonomio association, and from this start has spread through many club und social circles of Syracuse. The league is formed on tho lines of the Now York and Philadelphia organizations. A French physician who has been investigating the proper nutriment for long distance bicycle riding has con cluded that the ideal refreshment is fruit and milk. Iu Paris the chairs in the squares and gardens aro let out to visitors for a tri fle each. From this source an income of 150,000 francs a year is derived. THE COLUMBIAN, BLOOMSBURG. PA. A MODEL WIFE. She Dons Black In Memory of Her IJn* mourned Predecessor. He had asked her to be "hls'n, •• and she had made up her mind that she had "worked out" long enough anyway. So alio accepted him. She waH perfeotly satisfied with her place, but she wanted to have a house of her own. So they were married. It wusn't long afterward that she came back to see her former mistress about something, and the latter noticed that she was wearing monrning. Of course she was sorry for her and was rather surprised that she made no men tion of her beronvement. It is, indeed, a gricvons thing when a honeymoon is cut short. Finally the former mistress brought np the subject herself. "You are in mourning, Maggie," Bhe suggested. - "Yes," replied Maggie complaoent ly, and with no show of feeling at all. "I Fought it was the least I could do for 'im." "It is showing no more than proper respect of course. I am very sorry. It must have been a great shock." "Great shock!" exclaimed Maggie in surprise. Then as she grasped the idea she went ou, "Oh, he ain't dead," with the accent on "ho." "You haven't lost your husband?" Maggie shook her head. "Then why are you in such deep mourning?" "Just to please the poor lad," an swered Maggie. "You see, it's this way, "she went ou when sho had de cided to tell the story. "After we was married ho comes to me on ho says, 'Maggie,' ho says, 'the poor woman uiv er had anybody to put ou mournin fer her, 1111 I duuuo that she's been treated right,' ho says. 'Who?'says I. 'Me first wife,' says he. 'She was all alone in the world, exceptin fer mo,' ho says. 'She had no winimen folks to wear mournin for her.' And so I says to him, 'l'll do it' fer the poor woman,' I says. An here I am." AUG the best of it is that the story is absolutely truo.—Chicago Post. DREW PAY, BUT DID NO WORK And When Discharged Wanted a Certifi cate For Ability and Honesty. 1 "Fancy a fellow picking your pocket and asking for a'character,' " said a businessman tko other day. "That's beou my experience. I hired a young man about a month ago to solicit orders for me on commission, with S2O a week guarantee. As he turned nothing in after a fortnight I began to suspect that : he was working for another iirm and doing nothing to earn the S2O, so I told him that if no order materialized by the end of the week he must not expect ; to continue in my employ, j "I made inquiries which convinced me that ho was doing what I suspected, but I got no legal proof that he was tak ing my money on false pretenses. So when the week was up I was forced to j pay him a third S2O, making S6O in all, 1 which, I felt sure, ho had done little or : nothing to earn. Before doing so I told \ him of my suspicions, which was fool -1 isb, as I met only with denials which I i couldn't disprove, although in answer to the qnestions of the cross examina ! tion I pnt him through he made state ! meats which I knew to bo lies, j "In spite of my accusations he eeem ! Ed to think that my paying him the | final S2O was acknowledgment that I be lieved his denials, and after recoiving ' the money ho asked if I would give a certificate as to his ability and honesty in case he found it necessary to call up on mo for one. I answered that I would ; at least sign nothing against him, for after paying him to no purpose money I could ill afford I didn't want to make an enemy of him, but advised him not topntmetothe test."—New York Sun. ; GREEN BADGES OF COURAGE. SOSIICH Worn by Army Surgeon* aud Their History. j A great many people do not know I why army surgeons wear green sashes. It is not so much an insignia of rank as ! it is a protection to tho wearer. Aecord- I ing to the code of war, surgeons are : never shot or taken prisoners. Todelib | cratoly shoot a surgeon while he is i wearing his sash is considered a viola j tion of the code, punishable by death. Because of this provision surgeons of i ouo urmy never refuse to look after the j wounded of the other army if it is possi > ble for them to do so. During tha civil ! war it was often the case that after a | battle tho field hospitals would contain I almost an equal number of men dressed j in blue and gray. Tho Federal army i had the best surgeons and the best | stores, and a wounded Confederate con i sidered himself in great luck if he was j romoved to a Fodoral hospital to be 1 carod for by Federal surgeons aud phy- I sicinns. | But in the heat of battle a green sash ! is not much protection, and surgeons I were often wounded or killed. But this : did not keep the surgeons at the rear | until the battle was over. Thoy were often fonnd in the thick of the fray, I dressing wonnds and sending the wound i ed to the rear. Theirs was a perilous as j woll as a noble duty, and thoy perform ed it well.—Omaha World-Herald. A Popular Choice. Lady Castlerosso heads tho list of tha . newly elected poor law guardians of Killarney. She was nominated by her father-in-law, the Earl of Keumare. i Her election, it is said, has aroused tho ' greatest interest among Ireland's poor, | who hope that if members of the aris tooracy take up suob duties lurger ineas ! nres for tho relief of distress will fol t low. i If you would be well spoken of, learn i to speak well of others, and when yon have loaruod to spoak well endeavor likewise to do well, and thus yon will reap tho fruit of beiug well spoken of. j •—L'pictetus. Wages Paid to Soldiers. It will be interesting for the soldier boys now gathering to defend the honor of their country to know what pay they may expect to get. The regular rates will apply to the volun teer service, both to officers and men, as stated in the army register, although there is an increase enjoyed by the regulars who have been in the army more than five years. The following is the monthly stipend of officers and soldiers ot the United States army. Major-general s£2s 00 Brigadier-general 458 33 Colonel 291 67 Lieutenant-Colonel 260 00 Major 208 33 Captain, mounted 166 67 Captain, not mounted 150 co Regimental adjutant 150 00 Regimental quartermaster 150 00 First lieutenant, mounted... 13333 First lieutenant, not mounted 12500 Sec. lieutenant, mounted 125 00 Sec. lieutenant, not mounted. 116 67 Chaplain 12500 Company: Private 13 00 Musician 13 00 Trumpeter 13 00 Wagoner 1400 Artificer 15 00 Corporal ( artillery, cavalry and infantry 15 00 Blacksmith and farrier 15 00 Saddler 15 00 Sergeant 18 00 Private (engineers and ordi nances 17 00 Corporal (engineers and ordi nance) 20 00 First Sergeant 25 00 Sergeant (engineers, ord nance and signal corps.... 34 00 Sergeants (signal corps) 45 00 Regiment : Chief trumpeter 22 co Principal musician 22 00 Saddler sergeant 22 00 Chief musician 60 00 Sergeant-major 23 00 Quartermaster sergeant 23 00 Sergeant-major and quarter master-sergeant 36 00 Post : Ordnance sergeant 34 00 Commissary sergeant 34 00 Post quartermaster-sergeant.. 34 00 Hospital corps : Hospital Stewart 45 00 Acting hospital Stewart 25 00 Private 18 00 Veteiinarysurgeon (senior)., 100 00 Veterinary surgeon (junior).. 73 00 Hospital matron 10 00 A Man Who Is Tired All the time, owing to impoverished blood, should take Hood's Sarsapa rilla to purify and enrich his blood and give him vitality and vigor. This condition of weakness and lack of energy is a natural consequence of the coming of warmer weather, which finds the system debilitated and the blood impure. A good spring medicine is a necessity with almost everyone. Hood's Sar saparilla is what the millions take in the spring. Its great power to purify and enrich the blood and build up health is one of the facts of common experience. Storms and Signs. Prof Coles in his Storms and Signs for Mjay gives the following forecast: Our predictions last month that April would be like both December and May; that tidal waves and earth quakes would do great damage, and that strange appearing circles would be seen around the moon, etc., all came as predicted. This month the sun's rays will not be thrown out of their regular channels—as the gaseous matter has passed off" the sun entirely —and we have reasons to believe that the month of May, in the main, will be a lovely month, like the May months of long years ago, when sunshine and showers caused all nature to leap for •joy, This will be the first time in seven years for the sun's rays to strike the earth direct without being inter cepted by some foreign matter. There may be quite a disturbance among the elements on or about the 20th inst. Just notice the increase of crimes this month. Catarrh Shackles Broken in 60 Minutes It's an alarming fact, Irat I lraat 80 in every btin \ ST"! drot * persons in this \ couir.y are tainted In a \ lesser or greater degree K I by that disgusting, often ■ | B ' VB a ' u * dangerous dis wt \\ I ' ease—Catarrh. If symiv \\ 1J lotus appear, Nuchas cold ■ ■ II Pi ' n *be ne;td, dizziness, Pains in the forehead, . . 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DELIGHTFUL RELIEF FROM CA TARRH — Here is one of a thousand such testimonies. The Rev. A. D. Buckley, of Buffalo, says : "I wish ail to know what a blessing Dr. Agnew's Catarrhal Powder is in a case of ca tarrh. I was troubled with this disease for years, but the first time I used this remedy it gave most delightful relief. I now regard myself entirely cured after using it for two months." —54. Sold by C. A. Kleim. Slight Difference. Recently Speaker Reed wished to see a man on some pending legisla tion and telegraphed for him to come to Washington. The man took the firstjtrain available, but a washout 011 the road made it impossible for the train to proceed further toward its destination. Going to a further telegraph station he sent this de spatch to the Speaker. "Washout 011 the line. Can't come." When Reed read the message he sent back this reply : "Buy a new shirt and come any way. " —Pittsburg Dispatch. OASTOXIIA. Bear, the jrt The Kind You Have Always Bougfc Thi Laws of War. ! The "laws of war" as at present j formulated by civilized nations forbid the use of poison against the enemy ; murder by treachery, such as assum ing the uniform or displaying the flag of a foe ; the murder of those who have surrendered, whether upon con ditions or upon discretion ; declara tions that no quarters will be given to an enemy ; the use of such arms or projectiles as will cause unnecessary pain or suffering to an enemy ; the abuse of a flag of truce to gain infor mation concerning the enemy's posi tion j all unnecessary destruction of property, whether public or private. They also declare that only fortified places shall be besieged, open cities or villages not to be subject to seige or bombardment ; that public build ings of whatever character, whether belonging to the church or State shall be spared ; that plundering by private soldiers or their officers shall be con sidered inadmissable ; that prisoners shall be treated with common human ity ; that the personal effects and private property of prisoners, except ing their arms and ammunition, shall be respected ; that the population of the enemy's country shall be consider ed as exempt from participation in the war unless by hostile acts they provoke the ill will of the enemy ; that personal and fimity honor, and the religious convictions of an invaded peQple shall be inspected by the inva ders, and that all pillage by regular troops or their followers sha'l be strict ly forbidden. 40 GEMS, 10 CENTS —Dr. Agnew's Liver Pills cure all troubles arising from torpor of the liver. Easy and quick—Banish Sick Headache— Purify the blood and eradicate all im purities from the system. The demand is big. The pills are little, easy to take, pleasant results, no pain. 40 in a vial. 10 cents — 56.