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Xmas Perfumes Xmas Statioery
Some in fancy bottles, Finest quality of IRISH LINEN Some in bulk sold by the ounce, paper and envelopes put up In Some the old stand-bye known attractive decorated boxes in the world over, many styles. Xmas Brushes Xmas Combs. Clothes brushes, Shoe brushes, Heavy long tooth combs for Hair brushes, Finger brushes, women-some are rubber, some Tooth brushes,-In fact, every conceivable kind of a brush, all celluloid; short tooth combs for good quality. men. SOLID SERVICE KIND. HOLMES & RIXON'S Drug Store. MONEY TO LOAN On Farm and City Property at the lowest rates of interest and without delay. Our supply of available funds is practically unlimited. We are the oldest loan ing office in the field and offer to borrowers the benefit of experience and ample money supply. BILLINGS LOAN & TRUST CO. SLOCAL AND PERSONAL W. H. Chapman of Lincoln spent yesterday in the city. a F. C. Cook of Minneapolis spent I yesterday in the city. t Ed. Miller of Bozeman spent yester day with friends here. John Thurston of Lincoln, Neb., was a visitor in the city yesterday. Mrs. Clyde E. Lewis of Crow Agency spent yesterday with friends in the city. J. S. Barnes of Helena is spending a few days with business acquaintances f here. 1 F. E. Parker of Newton, Iowa, ar- t rived in the city yesterday on a short business trip. W. E. Piper and wife of Pueblo, t Col., are spending a few days with a friends in the city. I J. T. Logan of Sheridan, Wyo., a 4 stockman of prominence in northern I Wyoming, was here yesterday. A. M. Bouillon of Huntley, a promi nent engineer of the reclamation ser vice, spent Thanksgiving in the city. C. J. Cain, the well known Omaha traveling man, was among the Thanksgiving visitors in the city yes terday. C. D. Howe, L. M. Hatch, J. I. Bing ham and E. C. Gersbach of the re clamation service, spent yesterday in the city. Mrs. George M. Hays of Helena ar rived here Wednesday night and will spend several days with relatives in the city. H. L. Gates of Cincinnati was a traveling man who spent Thanksgiv ing here, being too far away to reach home to spend Thanksgiving. R. R. Selway, one of the most pro minent sheepmen of northern Wyo ming, was here from Sheridan, yes terday, accompanied by Mrs. Selway. S. W. Gebo, the well known citizen of Carbon county, was down from the town of his own name yesterday, and spent the day with friends in the city. George Helms, one of the cooks at the Luzon cafe, almost severed a fin ger yesterday morning while engaged in manipulating a sharp butcher knife. It required. several stitches to sew up the wound. M. Yamamata, a Japanese gentle man to distingue air and appearance, was taken in by the police Wednes day night for over indulgence in the flowing bowl. He put up $10 in cash for his appearance before Judge Car wile this morning. Train service on the Northern Paci fic and Burlington was better yester-. day, by far, than on the day previous: The eastbound trains were only an hour and a half late. No. 3, the west bound train due Wednesday morning, arrived yesterday morning about 24 hours late, No. 5, yesterday's west bound Burlington, due at 7:30 a. m., arrived at 4 p. m. and No. 1, the westbound North Coast Limited, due at 11 o'clock yesterday forenoon, ar wived at 10 o'clock last night. C. J. Hysham of Lincoln, Neb., was , among the very few out-of-town peo- a pie who registered at the hotels yes- , terday. The arrivals at all of the , hotels were quite scarce owing to the i fact that every wayfarer made it a point to get home for Thanksgiving, [ if possible. Ben. W. Well, formerly connected t with J. D. Losekamp's establishment I in this city, who is now engaged in I the mercantile business in Red Lodge, c is spending a few days with old friends in the city. Mr. Well reports t business very good in his new loca- F tion. t Ickson Carr and three other young j men, who have been employed with the reclamation service for the past seven months in the vicinity of Bal lentine, arrived in the city yesterday, I and will engage in other lines of busi ness, having resigned their positions I with the government service. E Doctor W. X. Sudduth drove in from his ranch on the Musselshell, yester day morning, and spent Thanksgiving with friends in the city. The doctor says the cold wave was quite a se vere one in his section of the country, but so far as he was able to learn no particular damage was done. United States Senator W. A. Clark passed through the city yesterday in his private car, attached to the east bound Burlington train. The senator has been spending a few weeks in Butte and is en route to Washington to be present at the opening of the session of congress next Monday. Cevera Belanger received a tele gram late Wednesday night from a friend in Duluth which stated that his eldest brother who is stopping in that city was dangerously ill and not expected to live. The young man in question is also a brother of Mrs. Portus Baxter and Mrs. Baxter and her brother wired for further particu lars concerning their brother's illness, but up to last evening had received no response to their inquiry. Channing Sweet, the Colorado man who has shown such unlimited faith in the future of Billings, as is evidenced by his numerous investments in city and suburban real estate, will start for Denver this morning, where he will spend a month with his family. Mr. Sweet has started the construc tion of three business buildings on First avenue, north, but says the weather is such at the present time that he will not attempt to push the work. The Harry T. Butterworth company of Chicago spent several hours in the - city yesterday morning en route to Red Lodge, where the company filled 1 an engagement last evening. It will return here and appear at the Metho dist church in this city this evening i in a select Concert programme under the auspices of the local lecture bu reau. The company is composed of e Harry T. Butterworth, basso; Miss a Marl F. Whitney, violinist, and Mrs. Hattie Rood Grace, soprano and whis tier. THANKSGIVING UNION SERVICE CHURCH WAS' FILLED TO ITS FULLEST CAPACITY. SINGING A FEATURE Decorations Were Particularly Appro- 1 priate to the Day-Splendid Sermon by the Reverend Willard Fuller, Pastor of the First Baptist Church. The new Christian church, in North Twenty-eighth street, was packed to its fullest capacity at 11 o'clock yes terday forenoon, the occasion being the union Thanksgiving services that were held by the evangelical churches of the city. The interior of the church had been very appropriately decorated for the occasion. Flags were suspended over the pulpit and on the walls and as an evidence of the fruitfulness of the season--one of the many reasons for giving thanks, there were displayed in pleasing effect sheaves of wheat and flowers, fruits and vegetables. The music was rendered by a double quartette of mixed voices and the singing was one of the grand features of the services. All of the pastors of the city who were in town participated in the services, which were deeply im pressive and beautiful throughout. The sermon was delivered by the Rev erend Willard Fuller, pastor of the First Baptist church. The Reverend Mr. Fuller took for his text Acts V 41: "And they departed from the presence of the council rejoicing that they were counted worthy to suffer shame for his name." Mr. Fuller said in part: "Is it enough to thank God for the things that please us, and stop at that? When things come to us immersed it dark shadows should we relegate them to some hated limbo, and refer to them as mysterious pro vidences, calling only for meekness and submission? Thank God for sun shine? Yes, but what about the shadows? Thank God for pleasures? Yes, but what about the pain? For prosperity, what about poverty? Some I body says that tears are telescopes. t We ureach today that suffering is the mother of melody. Not that we should court tribulation, but that when trials come we do well to study to know their ministry, accept their blessings and thank God for them. This is the teaching of Scripture. Paul said, 're joicing in tribulation also.' Jesus said, 'Blessed are ye when men perser cute you.' James said, 'Count it all joy when ye fall into divers trials.' David said, 'It is good for me that I have been afflicted.' Biography and history furnish numerous instances in evidence of ..is teaching, that suffer ing is an occasion for thanksgiving. Witness the Huguenots and Puritans. Witness Savonarsla and John Huss, Said a poet, 'The dear cross has press ed many songs out of me.' Mental powers are quickened by sorrow. Men have poured forth treas ures of thought when made to think of a dungeon, an inquisitor's fire brand, a cup of hemlock, a cross. Sorrow gives impetus to the moral nature. Under the stress of tempta tion, disappointment, misrepresenta tion, disappointment, cruel treatment, mere ordinary folk have risen to sub lime moral heights. We are hero wor shippers. What are heroes made of? They are not made of such soft things as tapestries and moonbelms. The best that comes to us comes through Gethsemane. The crown on the brow of him who stands on the highest pin nacle is a crown of thorns. "It is said that cannon is the last argument of kings. The cross is the last argument of God. It is not by swords and gunboats, but by the cross that the great victory is won. It was not when the Son of Man lifted, but when He was lifted, that He drew the world to him. That was the crown ing achievement of history. The ob ject in life is not enjoyment, but de r velopment. The dark things of life minister to that better end, and hence should call out our gratitude. It is at the cross we find the sanest reason I for thanksgiving." e R. H. Goddard of Livingston, spe s cial agent for the Northern Pacific railway company, was in town yes Y terday on official business. He is e looking for the man who took a purse 0 from a lady who was a passenger on d one of the company's trains a few 11 days ago, and he thinks he has his > eye on the right man. He expects to g make sure of him in the next few r days. 1 )f C. A. Lundy, who has been con 1s nected with the management of one -. of the hotels in the Yellowstone Na B- tional park, arrived in the city yes terday, on a short business visit. ALMOST A FIRE. George Coleman's Timely Discovery at Vail & Potter'q Last Night. .At 10 o'clock last night a fire was prevented at Vaill & Potter's new place of business on Twenty-eighth street by the timely opening of a clo set door by George Coleman. Mr. Coleman was in the act of changing the rolls on an electric piano and went to the closet to obtain a new roll:' When he opened the door there was a burst of flames and snigke which caused him to back step a few paces, and he called to Sam Roberts, the bartender, for assistance. The two men went into the closet and drag ged out a big roll of burn iIg paper and other material and the flames enveloping then were speedily stamped out. How the fire started is a mystery that has not been explained, but it is supposed that some one went into the closet with a lighted cigar and that in some manner the fire started therefrom. The saloon is locates in the George building next to the city hall. There was no session of the police court yesterday morning. All of the unfortunate persons who were so un lucky as to fall into the hands of the police Wednesday night were compell ed to remain in durance vile over Thanksgiving day, and their cases will be heard this morning. However, they were recompensed to a slight de gree for their long incarceration with a turkey dinner which was served un der the direction of Jailer Baker. The Presbyterian people are making some needed repairs to their church building which they recently acquired from the Episcopals, and expect to have the church in shape for a house warming on Thursday evening of next week. On the Sunday following an evangelist of the church will open services therein, and will assist the pastor, the Reverend B. Z. McCol r lough, in a series of meetings that may last several weeks. Jno. E. Upson. Has money to loan on improved farms at lowest rates. No offices are now available in Billings. For the present address him Box 522, Bililngs, and ne 9 will call on you. B We guarantee all owr work and it not .ftisfactory we will make it so r or return your mAnND. BILLINIG8 STJrM LAUNDRY. It's Rubber season again and nearly everybody will want them. Those, who don't want them, should have them just the same. No Man, Woman, Boy or Girl qsould be without Rubbers or Overshoes at this season of the year. We have all the good sorts of Rubbers and Overshoes, in the best styles. We'll never offer our trade "Cheap" Rubbers or Rubbers we can not guarantee to give satisfaction. WE'VE RUBBERS FOR THE WHOLE FAMILY Storm Rubbers, Low Cut Ru bbers, Toe Rubbers, Sandals, Fleece, Lined Rubbers, Footholds, etc. etc. All sizes and styles for the Winter Shoes. RUBBERS FOR MEN AND WOMEN 50c to $1.00. BOYS', GIRL'S AND CHILDREN'S RUBBERS 40c to 75c, ACCORDING TO SIZE AND STYLE. ARCTICS AND OVERSHOES B~ S ~ with our unusually large stock of o l Overshoes. Prices from 75c to $3.00 Rubber Rubbers B oots Don't for a moment think of letting the children go to Give the boy his choice be- School during the sloppy tween a house and lot and a weather of the next few pair of Rubber Boots and months without good rubbers he'll take the Boots every We've a spleudid line of time. New stock of Boys Rubber Children's School Rubbers New stock of Boy's Rubber Boots, all sizes in all good styles and m all sizes. $1.50 to $2.75 Bargains in broken lots of Overshoes for Children According to Size. Make the Boy Happy 60c and 90c a Pair NEW STOCK OF HANAN I SON (NEW YORK) SHOES, JUST RECEIVED. CHAPPLE'S I. CHA PLE'S CHAPPLE'S' 25 Long Havana Filler Cigars In Air=Tight, Moisture Proof llMetal Container I tfor $1.00 How does it strike you, Mr. Good Smoker S You want your cigars just right-the container keeps them so. The "Champagne appetite" can be satisfied from a "Beer purse" this time. Just think of a long Havana filler at only 4c per. "You Can, Get It at Chapple's" Our box trade is growing by bounds. Your own pri vate box is placed in a zinc case where the cigar is kept just as you want it. A Costs less to get a full box, and then think of the sat isfaction of having your cigars just RIGHT. CHAPPLE'S ( Watch for Our Next Ad. I CHAPPLE'S PAID UP CAPITAL - - - - $ 150,000 SURPLIS - - - - - - 30,000 DEPOSITS - - - 1,500,000 DIRECTORS: P. B. MOS8, J. B. ARNOLD, JOS. ZIMMERMANN, M. A. ARNOLD, 8. G. REYNOLDS. Transact a General Tanking Business. Interest Paid on Time Deposits.