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iiiiiiiii iiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiimiiiiiiiiiii tt; Store Closes Daily at 5 P.M. Saturdays at 6 P.M. Final Cleam=up of Odd Lots of Men's P. B. Quality Suits And Silk Coats. 0 We offer today a collection of "P. B. Quality Suits" that sell regularly up to $25.00, representing the remaining odd lots, mostly from our high-grade lines. All sizes in the lot, but not in any particular fabric. The price, to . $13.50 cicar PntlfTPP rniltc 'n cream and black?feather-weight, solid OlllV lUII^CV vUdlS comfort coats, the coolest garments made for this torrid weather?now go into the general clean-up of this season's AA stocks. Regular $10.00 coats at CJIl/ in a variety of shades and patterns?the newest rttllvj Olllm yUulo Df this season's offerings. Regular AA $9.00 coats at - - - - - - - - ? - ? ? ? vOiVU Final clearance of BLUE SERGE ODD COATS. Regular CA $6.00 and $7.00 values at Outing and Regular ? TrAIICAf C _$5.00, $6.00 and $7.00 values, in all sizes and fabrics. All * I.vUSvI o new, fresh and.high grade in every respect. At $1.90, $2.90 and $3.90. AH $5.00 Teck Oxfords for Men to ClTear at $3.45, 3 ? >? * . < Sale of Regular Stock.'of Neglige Shirts - = ? All Vralues Up to $2.00... .Plain and Pleated .Styles. Every Neglige Shirt in the house (excepting Earl & Wilson and Manhattan) that sold at* $1.00, $1.25, $1.50. $1.75 and $2.00, white as well as colored; cuffs at tached and detached, each All Narrow Colored Silk ' . * * 9 Four-in-Hands; ^ p, best 50c quali ties, each ? ? ? ?w This represents OUR REGU ? ? LAR' stock?not goods bought - for sale purposes; both light and dark shades; newest patterns in solid and fancy striped ^ j effects. Your choice, each .?B ? ? ? Union Suits, Tomorrow we put on sale a substantial lot of Men's Lisle Union Suits; all sizes; unbleached and white; mostly the famous Carter make. That sold regularly from $1.50 to $3.50. To 5*5^ clear at, a suit Head-to-foot Outfitters. Ninth and the Ave. j? Auu SXJL+. /, too, faw/<<? /fir PACKING OF SARDINES EMPLOYS MANY PEOPLE lug* viakiac Fl?t Kite Out of the Spanish Fort of VtfO. Consular A?cnt Enrlue MuWjder of vis*, writing of the flsb-preserving in dustry In that Bpialib port. My*: Ths Industry gives employment to about 8,000 people, of whom 1,000 are women. The wages of the men range from 80 cents to tl per day, and of the women from 25 to 35 cents, The Ashing fleet epasists of about ISA steamers and about *000 asking and other craft. The steam er* Are used exclusively for bream, hake and sl&ilar fishing, and all other croft for sardines- Of the catch of bream, hake, etc.. about 00 per cent Is for consumption In 8paln and only 10 per ?cent for pre serving purposes. Of the sardine catch SO per cent Is preserv ed, 10 per cent con sumed locally, , and 10 per cent shipped to the interior of 8pain. There are more than 100 sardine pack ing factories In thin district, many of which were compelled to cease operations for months In 1900 because of the scarcity of flsh. The value of preserved sardines exported during 19QB was f2.arjB.Sfi0. of which $700,400 went to Argentina, $351,900 to franee, $104,700 to the United Sutes and possessions, $100,200 to Germany, and the remainder to otner countries. The value of the exports In' 1000 was $2,073,725. Adjt. Oen. W. W. gale of the National Guard of Virginia, Monday received a check from the War Department at Washington for $2,700.74, payable to the Virginia military fund. The money is designed to reimburse the stste for sums advanced in connection with the encamp ment of 1906 ot Chickamauga Pork. DOG IN PRIVATE CAR CROSSES CONTINENT French Boll's Trip to California Costa Owner, a Wealthy Law yer, $2,000. ALAMEDA, Cal., Aufttit 1C?A blood ed French bulldog arrived here yesterday ?her a ride from New York in a special Pullman. Frank C. Drew paid the bill, which amounted to $2,000. . Drew, who la an attorney with offices In flan Francisco, purchased the dog, which la called Radium, at a Paris ken nel show. Radium has a pedigree a rod long. The dog toured France, Ger many and Austria with Its new owner in an automobile. At the Waldorf-Astoria, wh^re Drew stayed in New York, the dog attracted attention'by a handker chief it carried In a leather purse at tached to Its collar. It contracted a flight cold crossing the Atlantic. When Drew sought transportation here he found the regulations of the Pullman Company prohibited the carrying of dogs even in a section. Drew chartered a car. He occupied one end of It with his wife, Mrs. M. A. Churchill and a maid. Speaking of his purchase. Drew aaid: "I sm not saying out loud what I paid for Radium. I have some warm per sonal friends on the lunacy commission of San Francisco county and If they should learn how much Radium cost me originally they might have me up be fore the board." John Foley, sr., a native of Ireland, but for more than forty years a resident of Martlnsburg, w. Va., died, Sunday, aged seventy-six. For forty years he was em ployed by the Baltimore and Ohio rail road. and was known to practically every railroad man between Baltimore and Par kersburg. WAS G0NE51 YEARS Go'dseeker Returns Home After Half a Century. FAILED TO MAKE FORTUNE Mother Left Light Burning in Win* . dow Twenty Yean. OLD SWEETHEART NEVER WED Alfred Sands Is Now Visiting Rela-! tives in Hudson River Vil lage of Milton. POl'GHKEEP8IE, August 16.?Alfred Booth Sands is a veritable Rip Van Winkle except that he did not sleep. Given up for dead years and years ago. he has returned, after an absence of i flfty-one years, to the Hudson river vil- I lage of Milton, where he was born, to And that nearly all his relatives and friends, including the sweetheart of his young manhood, are dead. Many of the elements of Washington Irvlng's famous story of that other Hud son river village at the foot of the Cat skills mountains are to be found in the experience of Alfred Sands, who now, at the age of seventy-nine, is renewing asso- j ciations which he abruptly severed more than half a century ago to seek his for tune In California. It wai, In fact, a chance reference to Rip Van Winkle by one of his comrades In the Yountvllle Soldiers' Home, near San Francisco, that put it into the old man's head last spring to return, as Rip Van Winkle- did, to his birthplace and take by surprise any who might be still alive to remember him. Perhaps, too, the memory of an old romance and a de sire to learn how she had spent her life promoted his decision to return. For eighteen years Sands has been In , the soldiers' home in California. While | sick last spring a friend on an adjoin ing bed saluted him as "Rip Van Winkle." Instantly the familiar story ran through- hbr mind and the Idea of returning to Milton occurred to him. Gradually his plans took form and June IS found the -old- soldier on board the steamer City of Panama, steaming to the isthmus. He . engaged .passage as "Rip Van Winkle," concealing his own iden tity,. Brothers All Dead. Getting off the West Shore train at Milton, on the west bank of the river, four miles .south of this city, he asMM Billy Brewster, the stage driver, if he knew whei*e Walter Sands could be found. "He's dead, years ago," answered Brew ster. Walter Sands was his brother. "And Horace Sands?" inquired the stranger. "Dead, too," answered Brewster. Then, one after another, the old man asked after the Williams boys?Fletcher, Wesley and George?with whom he played in the fields and swam in the river. They, too. were dead, said the stage driver. The old man-sighed. "All my Journey for nothing." he said. "Nobody will re member Alfred Sands." "Yes, I remember you," spoke up Brew ster. "I was a young lad when you were here working with your father at ship building. I can see the family likeness in your face. But you were given up for dead many years ago:" Brewster took the stranger into his stage and drove him to the village, where, as soon as It became noised around that a member of the once prominent Sands family had returned as from the grave, the homes of countless nephews, nieces and other relatives were opened to him. He Is now dividing his time among dif ferent members of the family. Visits Mother's Orave. The first place Mr. Sands visited was the grave of his mother in the little Methodist cemetery. She was in poor health when he disappeared in 183? and was not expected to live more than a year or two. Therefore he was surprised when they told him that she lived tor | twenty years after he went away and that for nearly all that time, confident of I his return, she kept a lamp burning at night in the window of her home. One day one of her other sons returned from New York told her that he had seen a grave In that city which was be lieved to be the grave of the missing son. There seemed to be no doubt of Alfred's death. The mother discontinued for some months the practice of burning a light in her window, but she dreamed one night that Alfred was still alive, and thereafter there was a nightly beacon in the win dow until she died. The old man wept as he heard thte nar rative. and he thanked those who had, kept his mother's grave so green and or derly. He was glad, too, to find the monu ment which he had erected to his father, after the latter's death in 1854, in good condition. Never Made His Fortune. "I failed to find a fortune in California, but I've found a lot of pleasure in return ing to the old home, and every one is so kind to me that it makes my old 'heart beat young again," said Sands. Alfred Sands' father, David, who was born In 1778 in Milton, was the son of Benjamin Sands, one of a colony of Qua kers who settled in and near Milton be fore the revolutionary war. Benjamin re ceived a grant of 1,000 acres from the crown, and this grant is now part of Mil ton village. David, his son. had two wives, toy whom he had thirteen children, Alfred toeing the seventh of nine by the second wife. My father, who inherited a large part of my grandfather's grant from the king. built the fourth steamboat In the United States." said Alfred Sands. "It was mod eled very much like the Clermont, and was called the Washington, running be tween this landing and New York My father built many sailing veteels and wharves, and was a pioneer among the early steamboat navigators of the Hud son. He lost much of his property through an unfortunate partnership in y?Tk' and. after h,? d**th in 1854 the estate was in a bad way, which the depression of 1857 made worse rather than better. There were many heire. and we had a hard struggle trying to straight en matters out. To help one of mv broth ers who was in business. I Indorsed notes which we could not meet, and. seeing no future in the way I was then llvln* I decid ed In 1850. at the age of twenty-eight to mo to California and never return or let any one know where I was until I could re turn with a fortune. Fought Against Indians. "I went to California by way of the Isthmus of Panama. The gold fever had been ten years under way when I reached the coast. I went to mining just out of Sacramento, but after two winters in the mines, dur ing which I accumulated a little money. I went to fanning in the valley. Then came the civil war, and in 1863 I enlist ed in the 1st California Volunteer Cav alry. 2d Battalion, Company I, and served '"California and Arixon^ holding the Apaches in check. Relieved by regulars In 1866, we were mustered out in San Francisco and I returned to farming. I engaged also In cattle and horse raising and dairy business, never on a very large scale, until 1802, when I entered the soldiers' home. I receive a pension of #30 monthly from the govern ment. "Why did I never marry? Did I never fall in lover* The old man repeated the questions of the correspondent mus ingly. "Why. I suppose the reason is I left a girl behind me back here in MiUon. I never heard from her. nor she from me. 1 vowed that no one would know where I was until I had made my far* tune. I supposed that she forgot all about me and married some one else long ago. but they tell me that ahe never married and that site died only a year and a half ago." Largest Women's Outergarment Store South of New York. Next toCor. 11th "We Court Comparison. First to Announce C A I I CI 1ITC Readiness of the * nUL oUl 1 o ?and first to offer you a special bargain. Again tomorrow we shall sell women's suits At $119.95 which will sell later at $30 And charge you nothing extra for alterations. Suits of the highest grade tailoring and the finest fabrics, embracing cheviots, serges, boucles and novelty weaves in black, navy and all the new fall colors; guaranteed satin lin ings; misses' sizes, women's sizes and sizes for stout women. All summer suits and dresses must gol $30.00 and $35.00 Suits of pongee, white serge and light-weight woolen fabrics, $10.00. All Tailor-made Linen Suits?natural, white and colors?up to $18.00 at $5.00. Lingerie, Linen, Gingham, Lawn and Rep Dresses up to $12.00 at $3.50. Linen, Lingerie and Silk Dresses?stripes, checks and plain colors. Sold up to $15.00 At $5.00. Lingerie, Linen, Taffeta and Foulard Silk Dresses that sold up to $35.00 at $8.95. Imported Model Dresses of lingerie, linen and handsome figured foulard and pongee jj silks which sold up to $45.00 at $15.00. Few off the Many Special Features of Our Clearance Sale in La?e Curtains and Portieres 75 pairs Fine Quality Swiss Curtains; ruffled and plain. Worth up to $1.50 pair. Special 100 pairs Colored Cross-stripe Curtains; some of them sold for as much as jj ^ E $2.50 pair. Special 100 pairs Fine Quality Nottingham Cur tains. Worth up to $2.50. jj Special 11 50 pairs Imported Scotch Madras Curtains, in attractive patterns and color ings. Regular $4.50 and $5.00 val- ^ /p>r| ues! Special ^.UU * Couch Covers Reduced. 75 Pieces Full Quality Fancy and Colonial Nets, in White, Ivory and Arabian Coloring, Reduced 33 1-3 <fo. Upholstery Material at Special Prices. ? 100 pieces Cretonnes. Regular 20c, 25c and 30c quality. Special price. 15c Annual Clearance of Carpets, Rugs, Linoleums, Mattings, etc., now in progress. W. B. Moses & Sons, SSb&Z' !! I ll it: 75 pairs Fine Irish Point Cur- ne tains. Values up to $5.00. Special Portieres in All Colors and Shades. $4.50 values. Special at $3.00 pair. $6.00 values. Special at $4.50 pair. $7.50 values. Special at $5.00 pair. $8.00 values. Special at $5.50 pair. $9.00 valuer. Special at $7.00 pair. $10.00 values. Special at $7.50 pair. $12.00 values. Special at $8.00 pair. $13.50 to $18.00 values. Special at $9.50. I in BELIEVES. IN CHRISTIAN SCI ENCE FIRM IN HIS FAITH. Surgeons at Hospital Unable to In dnce Patient to Submit to Treatment. NEW YORK, August 16.?Refusing to submit to surgical or medical treatment, although suffering from appendicitis, Ole Christensen, & young candymaker. who had been attended for several days before his admission to the hospital by Christian Scientists, died in the North Hudson Hos pital. Union Hill, N. J. Christensen, who was twenty years old, boarded at No. 112 3th street. Union Hill. He was taken ill several days ago and called in Christian 8cience healers from New York, who treated him until Saturday morning, when the sick man's friends insisted that he be taken to the hospital. There the doctors told him that only an immediate operation could save him, but he refused to submit to one ani> in sisted that he be taken back home. The superintendent would not allow this, ex plaining that he would probably die on the way in the ambulance. Would Not Accept Advice. Every effort was made to induce Christensen to allow at least medical treatment to ease his pain, but he would not lliten. Insisting that Christian Science alone would help him. During the night several Christian Scientists from New York called to see the patient, but were refused admittance on the ground that their presence would only make his con dition worse. They left in anger. Christensen died yesterday morning, and his body was removed to an under taking shop. The Christian Science Church will look after the funeral and i burial. The hospital surgeons believe that Christensen had a fair chance for re-1 covery If he had permitted an operation, although his case hsd been aggravated by the long delay In sending him to the Institution. At the man's boarding house It was said that his Christian Science friends lived at West 78th street. New York, and his last act Saturday night was to send a message there. TROUBLE OVEB ",U S. A." Persons in England Use Letters on Mail for Sooth Africa. LONDON, August 16?Most English men addressing letters to the United States, use the contraction "U. S. A-," de spite frequent admonitions by American friends that the letters stand for "United States Army," and that "U. S." is the correct form. Now the matter has been complicated. It appears that a number of letters des tined for places in South Africa have been sent to America because the writers addressed them "U S. A.," meaning "'Union of South Africa," and the Brit ish post office has had. to issue a notice warning the public not to use the initials "U. S. A." when they mean "Union of South Africa." "For these initials are customarily used as an abbreviation of "United States of America,' " the notice says. OYSTERS GROW ON TREES IN PORTO RICAN WATERS And Anglers Are Assured That Fish Will Eat From Their Hands There. Oysters grow on trees in Porto Rico; flsh that never yet have had the honor of mention on expensive restaurant menus swim unsuspectingly in the waters of Porto Rico; flsh of hitherto unknown varieties will eat out of the angler's hand in Porto Rico; fish of every kind and description are waiting to be caught in Porto Rico. All the foregoing is described in a re port to the bureau of insular affairs from San Juan. The angler might try this from the report to the bureau on his rod and reel: "At one port the following fotd fishes are taken by* hand, hook and lir.e, or trolling: Candil, red goat; Spanish mack erel, two to ten pounds; kingfish, ten to forty pounds; runner, cabra mora, Nas sau grourer, red hind, toro, red grouper, five to 100 pounds; pargo priete, five to thirty pounds; dog snapper, five to twen ty pounds; schoolmaster, red snapper, muttenfish, land snapper, margate, yel low tail, pluma, two to eight pounds; chopa amarilla, one pound; red goat, Ave to eight pounds; blue parrot, three to elght_pcunds; trunk flsh, one to four pounds; rpbalo, Ave to twenty-flve pounds, and balaju, ^4 to % pounds." Mo Doubt About It. As for oysters, Capt. John H. Kerr of Baltimore, who is in Porto Rico looking over the Ashing Aeld, is authority for the declaration that they grow on trees, and the report to the bureau of insular af fair? says: "Oysters of good Aavor are quite plenti ful on the south side of the island. Thejr are usually attached to the roots and lower branches of the mangrove trees at the shore." In spite of all these conditions the re port shows that Porto Rico imported more than f?54,000 worth of dried fi*0 last year and exported none. SAVED Iff A DYING DOG MASTIFFS GROANS AROUSED VICTIMS OF BURGLARS. Every Inmate of New Jersey Hotel Had Been Chloroformed by Night Vinton. NEW YORK, August 16.?After killing two dogs, one a big mastiff, which guard ed White's Hotel, in Dundee Lake, X. J., burglars, early In the morning, broka into the place, chloroformed all the In mates and got away with quantities of whisky, wine and cigars, and about $J0 in cash. Besides Mrs. White, who owna the hotel, her brother, William Dav.dson; her daughter Alice, eighteen year* old. and her daughter-in-law. Mrs William White, were asleep in the hotel. All four persons had a narrow escape from auf? foe at lao. Mrs. White was awakened by the dying growls of the mastiff, which, with the other dog. had been chloroformed. Frightened Burglars Away. She was almost overcome by the fumes of chlorform which had been spread throughout the sleeping rooms of the hotel, and half stumbled downstairs. Tha noise she made frightened away the bur glars, who were at work rifling the cash register in the barroom. Mrs. White, who is a widow, called her brother, and. receiving no answer, went to investigate. She found him un conscious in his room. She dragged him out of bed and to the window, and ha revived as soon as he felt the cold air. The two then went into the other sleeping rooms. Went on Inspection Tour. The daughter and daughter-in-law were more under the influence of the drug than either Mrs White or her brother had been, and they were revived with tha greatest difficulty. When they anally were brought to their senses, Mrs. While and her brother started on an inspectioa of the hotal. On the barroom floor they found the mastiff end the other dog, dead. There was plenty of evidence that the bar had beep rifled thoroughly. The burglars ap parently had saved ?he eash register for the last end from it they had obtained only r?. The fact that several cases at wine and whifty, besides a quantity ef cigara, were stolen, led the police, who had been notified, to b^llev^ that tha burglars had used a wagon in carrying away their plunder. It matters little what it is that you want?whether a sltuetion or e servant ?a went ed in The Star will reach the person who will Ail your need.