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... Pins "r " ,... . N':'' Hosiery iLIN THE BASEMENT STORE IN .THE ASEMEIN -THE BAS MENT, STORE IN THE BAS M.Nr iTORE I:roning. Wax of ,the very Large cubes of best large M ade of best' grade . heavy Womeri's black cotton hos besti-gadie. :proyided with . black. glass headd in, 10o retinned tin,.hil1e, extra iery1 an eic0lenfinihed. ; ood handles, Speeach 1 : pinto'cube, Specii:..... _. inydee an ole; extial e p, l .a -eepan large. 'Special 7ý pro..uct ..obl h . This Greatest Monna Stores Alo the Store of Greatest Vaes Because of its ability for handling the largest quantities of any store in this city, this prganization isble.lto buy in the largest quantities, and buying in the largest quantities means buying cheapest, all manufacturers making concessions to the big purchasers. And, again, because buying cheapest, this organization is able to sell cheapest and does sell cheapest, not spasmodically, but at all times in all departments. The Hart-Albin store Stands first among Montana stores in size, volume and variety of stocks, service and low pricedness. It is a modern, metropolitan concern and a credit to the City of Billings. A Sale of Silks-- Taffeta, Messaline and Fancy FiguredChina Silk Figured Silks at 59c Checked Silks at 66c Messaline Silks, 59c Taffeta Silks at 66c. Dresden Silks 59c IN THE BASEMENT STORE IN THE BASEMENT STORE IN THE, BASEMENT STORE IN THE BASEMENT STORE IN THE BASEMENT STORE Beautiful wrmte China Silks, firm close Black Shepherd. checked Louisine Taffeta Messaline Silks of.a very superior grade Rustling Taffeta Silks, 20 inches in *Beautiful China Silks with Dresden woven, heavy weight with white dots and Silks, 20 inches wide-also plaid Novel- and finish, 20 inches in width, lustrous width, all pure silk, suitable for suits and floral designs, rosebuds and figures, 24 in figures, suitable for waists and dresses, ties in Taffeta and Surah effects in Dres- finished surface,- shades are white, grey underskirts, colors are rose, reseda, lay- cdes in width, desirable silks.for after value $1.00. Special yard ..................... 59 den designs, Special ................................. 66 and pink. Special ............. ... ..... 59 ender, heliotrope, Special ... ........oon and evening dresses, Special ... 59 Black Silk . Huck, Bath and eWomens Muslin Underskirts Damask Towels Drawers at 29c Special Bath wel, le ache IN THE BASEMENT STORE IN THE BASEMENT STORE B T el Unbieached Women's Undersiirts, the weave, absorbent hungry fellows, iWomen's Drawers. material silk is of an extra heavy specia... . . .... le is a superior grade muslin grade, but soft finished, os- uck Towels, o lare h keavyrade, and cambric, mbrella style, sesses all the rustling quali- "a very close ooven. neat red borders, one has four rows hem ties, has a deep sectional pecial .... ............. 12 stitched tucks, another with flounce finishing with strap- .Damask Towels. t 49c. Finest grade . .. lace trimmed bottoms, aq ping cording and puffing, lre nen -s hemtitche ROYAL other with twelve rows fne Special ....... .. . ..... .. -6 values to $1.00, Special ...... 49tucks, Special ..... ... India 'Linois, Persian Lawn, Nainsookland Fruit of the Loom Muslin Specialized India Linon India Linon 130 India Linon 10 White Nainsook Persian Lawn ' Persian Lawn 25 Fruit Muslin 0 Special Yard 10c Special Yard Special Yard 19C Special Yard 15C Special Yard '., Special Yard 5C Special Yard .c Corsets of White 7 1 Remnants of Yard Goods 1 Batiste, Special Priced--C Genuine Amoskeag Apron Gingham, yd 7C 2 One Half Price 2 IN THE BASEMENT STORE orld, none better IN THE BASEMENT STORE Excellent shaped Corsets of fine white Batiste and Amokeag Apron Gingham, the standard, checked gingham of the world, none better Remnants of Silks, Dress Goods, Wash Goods, Prints, Coutile, bias gored, with hose supporters attached, lace made, they come in assorted size, blue hecks special........... ...............7 Linings, Percales, Ginghams, Chmbrays, Outing trimmed top, all sizes, Special ....... ... T 57 Flannels, at exactly half price. Sheets, Special at 59c Pillow 'Cases at 14c IN THE BASEMENT STORE IN THE BASEMENT STORE White Sheets of extra good grade muslin, size 72x90 Pillow Cases in two sizes, 42x86 and 45x86 inches, inches, torn and hemmed, a special value, on sale material is a good heavy quality muslin. Special at ........... .............................................. ... ........... .............5...... ........ ... 5 9 each .......... ........ ...................... ................. .................... 1 4 TO DEDICATE NEW CHURCH CATHoLIC'S NEW HOUSE OF WOR SHIP 18 COMPLETED. BISHOP LENIlAN HERE Elaborate Ceremonies for Dedication .- soal6 Musicby an Augmented Choir-Adding Finlahing Touche- Constructed at Cost of $75,000. The new St. Patrick's' Catholic chQrc.h whloh has been erected at the corner of North Thirty-first street and Third avenue will be dedicated next Sunday instead of St. Patrlck's day, ap was originally planned, according to an anhouncement made by Father Stack last nlght. 'The dedicatory services will begin at 10 o'clock. The Right Rev. Bishop Lenihan of the Great Falls diocese, which includes the Billings parish, will be present, as well as five or six via iting priests. The ceremonies planned are very elaborate. Bishop Lenihan will preach the dedicatory sermon, and there will be special nusic by an ,augmented dolir. The bishop will also speak dur" lug.the evening service. Owing to the fact that Bishop Leni ban has an engagement for St. Pat Srtd's day and the members of the Billings 'parlsh wished him to dedicate -their new church, it was necessary to change the date for the dedication, '.:i shop Lenihan will dedicate a new :ch.ch at Fort Benton, St. Patrick's ' Everything in Readiness. The new edifice is about completed :Mr Stapleton of Chicago is ad4 tin4 ae leihing touches, no that wl'be in readiness for the ext Sunday. t completed cost between 500. ,Plane for the a fs . d in the ,that timie andu s he on I'i··oi St. Patrick's church is admittedly one of the finest houses of worship to be found in the porthwest, and much credit is due to Father Stack, who has been untiring in his efforts to build and secure the money to pay for the church. Father Stack has requested that an invitation .be' extended to all of the subscribers to the church fund, out side of the church, to attend the dedi cation neat 8aandy. FUNERAL SERVICES FOR SAM D. CHURCH INTERMENT I :.MADE IN THE BILLINGS CEMETERY. Funeral services over the body of Sam D. Church, an old time. resident of this city, who died in- Chicago. last Wednesday, were held at the Congre gational church Sunday afternoon, after which 'interment was made in the Billings cemetery. Rev. Samuel Fritsch officiated during the services at the church and the ritualistic' ser vice of the Elks was recited at the grave by the offioers of the local lodge. More' than 100 members of the Billings lodge of Elks, '.%erched from their hall to the undertaking rooms and escorted the body of their depart ed' brother, and the ac:rrowing rela tives to the church. Oldel members of the lodge and fornmr associates and f~tends of Mr. Church ected as paall learers. The 1. :,itifu' and pr ,.'Je floral tri lbutes a.atsted to the es'ea:a in which the 'I':eoa.ed was held 'a tis city. e-iiles' the membern of the El': lu-lg,, there we re hundrl Is rf sorrow flg friends :bho attended the funeral. Tears Ir: the eyes of many of Mr. Clur'h'' CIY.! time frieno r.:.tely told of the s.r'ow I.it over tis death. BUYS HOME ON WEST SIDE." Burlington Conductor Investi in City Property. Conductor Ling of the Burlington , has purchased two lots and a six-room house on Broadwater avenue in the West Side stbdivisoji, formerly own ed: by Duncan ,ti itotsh. "Th con sideration was not asd public. -., MU- AIlNtI TEAMI TO PLAY LOCALS MARCH 18 FIXED AS DATE OF EX. CITING CONTEST. Manager Neill of the Company K basket ball team has received a letter from the manager of the Muscatlne, Il., team, which is now in California, •ixing Wednesday, - Mrch 18, as the dlate for the-game between the Musca tine bunch and the local team. n The game will probably be held in the. Y. M. C. A. gymnasium, if that can be procured. The plan of the local boys is to play two teams .gainst the visitors. Trhe Reds will play one half and the -Blues another half, this presenting a fresh team against the visitors. According .to the letter of the, Mus catine managers the team has so far played 63 games, of which. 44 were wine and 9 lost. " The team baa played the finest aggregations throughout the middle West and west.. NEWS OF MUSSELSHELL (Special Correspondence.) Musselshell, Feb. 24.--George Chrlest not of Fattig, made a trip to Moaby the last. of the week.: Vincent C. McCleary who has been spending 'some time in the vicinity of Leadboro on the Montana railroad, was a Musselshell visitor for a few days recently. M. Willard Stockwell made a busi ness trip to Billings last week. J. A. Green, division engineer of the Chicago Milwaukee & St. Paul rail road, was in tpwn recently looking af ter business matters. The Misses McCleary of Roundup are the guests of Mrs. W. N. Taylor of. this plaqe. They attended the dance on Friday idght. Miss Anna Mosby of lower Musesel shell, spent a couple of days here re cently visiting relatives and friends.' Mr. Cooper .of Flnch, Vaa Black, Young & Co., was a bui neus visitor the first of the w illy Mrs.-Margaret .Beerfuran :Roundup attended thae Wood. n 4. ce: '. A. 3. ..Uarlrug,` ,tiripir pt of t ihp Chicago, Milwaukqe & St. ,Pool Rail road. company, H. B Biearling, general manager, ·MPontana division, W. W. Taylor; supierftendent,: of mines, the general t~ne . a.uer and a number of othei- oficial, ofth.inew t ad, stop ped over in .Musslshell for -dinner, at the Riverview hotel ond Monday,. en route for Miles- City: The. aparti are on a tour of nspection of the eoast extenesion of theiCMhtago, Milwaskee & St. Paul rauli;h g nt return ed from Seattle; ,i 1 o .ther ,aester points and expect: t :retrn to Chicago eae their own road':, -Ferdinan K'opkf sB, t few days here recentll .visitaing friends. y.ron V. ~Dunnh, ws in townt wed nesday buyinm suppls. Charles .. Treible spent a fer hours here yesterday, loeoking fter land matters. George; MCl ry a family of Roundup' expedt- to Stbe o toe Mussel shell R oCon and wil ocnpy Jacobs Bros i tanch, ibout' one 'mile north of town. Mr. Tompkins of Buffalo Creek spent hTuesday ie .town. . M.r. Mitchell of Stanford was pea aenger on Tuesday's.t rain. 8. B. Reaugh, representative of J. H. ReyIolds, railroad ipotractor, and who has been a resdideitof aMussel shell for several months, left on the train Wediinesda* moaing for Helena. After March 1 there will be regular passenger service on the Milwaukee between Hariowton nd Mailes City. ELIGIBLES P01i5OFFICE JOBS FIVE SUCCESSFULLY PA88'CIVIL SERVICE EXAMINATION. For the first tiihe since Postmaster Prickett has been connected with the local postofce he has a list of eli gibles for civil serveice positions to fill vacancies in the lical oPice. There are Aire eligibles tihe list 9whih wee received from .latbe. evil seravie coin miseion yesterdan-n* four vr dagce. in the od&i The ell bles e u ll pasee the civil e e a ons WILL HOLD` FIRST NNUAL MEETING CHAMBERR'. OF 'COMMERCE WILL E .'ECT OFFICERS. Omcers. to, aerve the.. ensuinag s-ear will be elect. d at ;the : :ianual meeting of ba mb er9r dommnerce wihida4.ll be )jeld tptiglft."I t iae coon iil chamber. ofthe city ..hl. .::Pla for` the coming yea*: will be discgised Secretary Beccer has sent out a call for the meeting to' the, members in this eity, and at`. z edxp dithat'there Preliminary plia r for /thq organtsa" tion of the chamber of ~ommerce.wqre first made about a year ago, i: t'ol. ganisation w.a ,tt entirely perfected until early "ia the uuamn r. Jn.the fall: permanent quarters 'in the. Bpith block :erore secured *4 man exhibit'b t produts .. Ie Yllwto. n 'valley was arranged. OBSERVE LAG QDAY AT BAPTIST CHURCH SPECIAL PROGRAM -OF PATRIOTIC . XERCISEs GIVEN. Two hundred and nineteen children attended the Flag day exercises at the Baptist church Sunday morning. The church was decorated in the na tional colors and a special program of patriotic exercises Was given.' The celebration was given in honor of the birth of George Washington and ptf the flag. Patriotic songs were sung and the history of the making of the flag and of events in those times was recounted to the children and an en deavor was made to Instill the spirit of patriotism in them. BILLIARD TOURNEY TONIGHT. Twenty Entries Have Already Been Made for Contest. Twent*" entries have already been miade i* 1g b0ill ar tournament which wl alsart at e· sowre' tlitad perlore tculght. ::There will be 180 gatnes played in the series, each player pazr ticipating in 19 games. Four prizes ranging "fromn a $19 prize to, a $5 one will be awarded the high men in the toirpalent.e The tournament will be A handicap affair and the following have entered and have been handicapped the num ber of ,point given: McCinnell, 126; Miles, 125; Husband, 100; Green, 100; Bayless,,100;. lemins, 90; 'Morris, 90; Frosty, 90e Baker, 90; Johnson, 90; b.ott, 90;: Wyland, 80; .Neill, 80; lattliett, 80;, Van Leuien. 80; Curtis, O;-Van .Houtes, 80: Davis, 80; Peter son,'.10; Wasson, 70. ALBIIN IN ACCIDENT ' ýAS :1NARROW ESCAPE HORSE RUNS AWAYAND THROWS '.QCCUPANTS FROM BUGGY. B. R. Al bin, while out driving in company with a young lady, had a very narrow escape yesterday atter noon .whil 'driving on -the west side. i ~gut of wind took Mr. Albin's hat, an. as he reached to catch it one of the lines fell, striklpg the horse and caueuthg the a'imal :to.' swerve and run away. 'The animal ran down T.wisl avenue, made several turne and finally reached Division street, where the. buggy was. overturned near the residen~qi o: P. B. Moss. The two oc cupant- of the. vehicle were thrown to the ground,, but fortunately neither was hurt. 'he buggy was dragged for about 200 faet on Its side, but fnally rdgnted itself and was but slightly diamAged. PHIL GREIN IS SICK. Phil Grein, president of the Billings Brewing company, is reported as be ing seriously ill at his home on North Twenty-fourth street.. Mr. Grein re cently returned from a trip to the south in search of health. SOUTHERN 8TOOK'SHOW. 3acksonville, WF,, Feb. 24.-Stock men of Floitda, Georgia and Alabama age engged in -a 'sirited contest for, ai&t honors at the southern avestook oifthejMtd.W nteb' sltki u position. FOUR ENTRIES IN STIE LAND OFFICE FARMS ON HUNTLEY TRACT tN Rý EMANO. With the ;omlng of spring " the number of homestead entries I~i the lroal land omoee i inrerasingy.' rou entriesaon farm units on the Huntley tract were .receivell yesterday, and a town lot in the government townalte at Ballantine was sold. Edwtn McDermasnd of Lincoln, Neb., Salph Beach of this city, Fred'. Witham of Custer and Napoleon B. Leeaer of Huntley filed on firm units near Huntley. The. frst town lot in the towiieite of Ballantine was sold to Karlae.Beq nett, who paid $400 for the lot . ,REVIVALS ARE ENDED. Sixty4two New- Members seo.ed fr Baptlst. Church. After seven weeks of revivals, dur" ing which 62 new members: were se cured, 60 of whaioh were converts, the special services at the Baptist church were closed Sunday. ;The. last week's attendahe was by far the largest of any during. the meeting, aid the church membership wee not the only branch strengthened, all of the. soot eties taking on new life. The' BSnday school now bas an enrollment of 600. "RIPPER BILL" IS CONSTITUTIONAL SUPREME COURT OF NEW JER SEY BACKS THE ACT. Trenton, N. J., Feb. 24.-The su preme court today held to be consti tutional the so-called Jersey City "ripper bilL" The bill provides for the termination' of the terms of all city officials in first class citles con temporaneously with the ;erma of the mayor by whom, they were appointed. Under the terms of the law all the ap pointeea of Mayor ..agan, i nJersey Cit iwere speirseded by mes appoint ed'by his succesor, hrayrWilpemn.