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
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
J. S. Barnes of Helena is spending a
few days with business acquaintances f
F. E. Parker of Newton, Iowa, ar- t
rived in the city yesterday on a short
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
C. D. Howe, L. M. Hatch, J. I. Bing
ham and E. C. Gersbach of the re
clamation service, spent yesterday in
Mrs. George M. Hays of Helena ar
rived here Wednesday night and will
spend several days with relatives in
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
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, [
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
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
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
CHURCH WAS' FILLED TO ITS
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
)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
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
New stock of Boys Rubber Children's School Rubbers
New stock of Boy's Rubber
Boots, all sizes in all good styles and m
$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'
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
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
P. B. MOS8, J. B. ARNOLD, JOS. ZIMMERMANN,
M. A. ARNOLD, 8. G. REYNOLDS.
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