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V '' V : ' . 1 .TT.r? , $ ; - ' i*.; ■ ■ ., ..v : !^i r stm ! r.rordneÿf Christmas GifP èf Jbelle Maniâtes -Ti OCTOft Fordney came out of the big department store, deposited an armful of packages in his runabout, and then started to pay ttie last visit on his daily round. It was the afternoon before Christ mas. but tlie young physician's heart «vas not filled with the proverbial liol day cheer. Good will he had toward • 11 men—but not toward all women. Dne little spot of resentment lurked n his thoughts of June Leigh. She had accepted his tender devo tion with downcast eyes and an en trancing air of demureness and timid ity combined. Then, suddenly, she had been transformed into the most hewildering of coquettes, openly tlirt .ng with a man the doctor detested. At speed-limit rate, he drove his machine into the poorest of the poor precincts of the city and stopped be fore a forlorn-looking little house. He Knocked and then opened the door. A pale, anxious-eyed woman came for ward. He held up a cautioning finger Mid smiled as he deposited his load »f toys in a corner. "I see you have tlie wherewith for • Christmas dinner tomorrow," he said, glancing at a chicken on the table. "A young lady brought us a basket 5 f good things from the Aid society," Ehe replied, smiling happily as she preceded him into the adjoining room. A delicate little face with wan eyes looked up from the pillow. •'You are better, little Lou," lie as aerted, taking the tiny hand in his. 'It's the thought of Christmas?" "Yes, and a lovely young lady Drought us a Christmas dinner, and [here's Jelly and pie. She Is coming again tomorrow to see if Santa Claus same. I don't think he will, though." •'You must have faith in him and relieve that he will come," assured the doctor. "You see he makes a mistake once In a while, but he wouldn't miss you twice. I feel sure ihat he will come." "Oh, do you? If I could only see »lm? Do you think he would care if I remained awake?" asked the quaint Ittle Invalid. "Well, you know he generally comes eben everyone is asleep, but maybe, ilnce you are sick and because he orgot you; last year, he may come tere first, early In the evening, and et you see him." "Oh!" cried the child ecstatically. "Maybe he'll have a Christmas tree tere for you," said the doctor, bis Im agination taking lofty flights. The child's eyes gleamed. "No." she sighed. "That would be oo beautiful." The doctor asked a few questions, eft some more medicine, and then teckoned the mother to follow him into the outer room. "X will send a little tree and all the trappings as soon as I get back to the jity. You have it all trimmed up and lighted at six o'clock. Then I'll come !n and be Santa Claus." "Oh, you musn't do so much," she protested, looking at the many par mis. "I have no one In the world to do anything for," he said earnestly, "so you will be giving me all the Christ mas ebner I shall get by letting me to iMa And, more than that, It will to little Lou more good than a load at medicine." He returned to the city for another ; shopping expedition and promptly at six o'clock he was back at the little home. On the door step he slipped In to a big fur coat, adjusted a beard and the usual Santa Claus make-up. Then he softly opened the door and slipped In. He gave an approving glance at the gaily-decorated, brilliant-, ly-lighted little tree to which Mrs. El lis was putting the last touches. "That Is fine!" he exclaimed. "The young lady came back with a doll for Lou, and when I told her what you had done, she stayed and fixed It j for me. She was here all the after- | noon, stringing cranberries and pop corn, and making candy bags." "I'll slip behind the tree, now, and you bring the little girl out. She won't be afraid of me, will she?" "Oil, no; she loves Santa Claus!" The doctor was more than repaid ; for his efforts by the cry of delight that issued from Lou when lier mother 2** & & « / »/ "I Couldn't Find You Last Year," Said Santa Claus. brought her from the bed-room and propped her up iu pillows lu an old rocking chair. "I couldn't find you last year." said Santa Claus In a gruff but tendei voice, "but I have brought you enough this year to make up." The tree was nearly stripped befor« Doctor Fordney discovered a tiny blue envelope addressed to Santa Claus lu a handwriting that made his heart beats quicken. He opened It and b* the light of a tiny candle read that which made hie Chrletmae eve an evd of beauty. "And this la the last, little Lou, ' be said, carrying her a picture-book. "Santa Claus, you won't forget Mlsd Leigh, the young lady who brought ua the Christmas dinner?" sh ® "Little Lou, I am going there right from here. She shall have everything . she wants." ! "And you won't forget Doctor For* , ne "No; i'll give him the best Christ mas he ever had." "But. Santa Claus, won't some ou» give you a present?" ! "A beautiful lady Is going to givf me the loveliest gift In the whol< W °Oh. t i n am h sö £uun aId I wish I could ' do something for you for all th» things you have brought me. "You can, little Lou. In half aa hour will you go to bed and shut youl eyes tight and try not to think of your presents, or the tree or of m< until morning?" He stooped to receive the Imprint of bmby lips and to feel the Ungerin| pressure of soft arms about his neck (Copyright. 1910.) DOYOLR. CHRISTMAS SHOPPING ÏY E Tl)c Fashion vStore Final Clearance Sale of Fall and Winter Garments CLOAKS, SUITS, SKIRTS, DRESSES, WAISTS, ROBES AND KIMONAS AT ONE-HALF THEIR ACTUAL COST In order to be lair and square with you we are offering you a golden opportunity in the heart of the season. Now is the time you want the goods. Now is the chance for every lady. If you are going to make any Christmas presents, here you will find the most acceptable gifts, gifts that will be fully appreciated. The best present to please the ladies is a swell ready made garment like ours. Ask any lady and she will tell you so. Little unuseful things that will be forgotten in a minute after the present hour cost you as much as you pay for good, service able gifts in our store, and probably more. Be wise in buying for Christmas; it comes only once a year. Search closely and determine where the hard earned dollar will travel the greatest distance. The mighty dollar is your best friend—don't Spend them foolishly—spend them where they will do the most good. To show the full appreciation of your valued patronage we have decided to throw our store door open on MONDAY, DEC. 12th, and allow y ou tc take y< i r cl oicc » f t 1 e.-e 1 igl.ly eli; L'e La«'it s' ready Made Gi rmei ts at half heii regular value. j | ; Winter Dresses at Half Price Splendid Collection. All this season« latest models. All colors as well as the desirable material. Fine imported all wool french serge, chiffon, panama worsted, ect. Our Entire Stock of Coats 0ur r Kim , ona Stock and Suits at Half Price " $18.00 20.00 22.50 25.00 28.00 30.00 32.50 35.00 40.00 dress dress dress dress dress dress dress dress dress $ 9.00 10.00 11.00 12.50 14.00 15.00 16.25 17.50 20.00 Handsomely Tailored Coats of fine quality ! Block, Olive Green, Wine and all the newest Broadcloth, guaranted satin lined very latest J ,h * de '- Th * suit * * re absolutely reliable in style; complete stock, do odd or end, fresh from I * ver l f w *l r ' the Worlds Fashion Center. Your golden op- ; $16.50 20.00 portunity. Separate Skirt at Half Price Every conserving material in this skirt, De sirable colors, All perfect tailored. 3.75 5.00 6.25 7.50 9.00 $6.00 skirt for 7.50 u u 10.00 u it 12.50 u u 15.00 u u 18.00 u u 20.00 u u $15.00 coat clearance sale $ 7.50 18.90 coat clearance sale 9.00 22.50 coat clearance sale 11.25 25.00 coat clearance sale 12.50 23.00 coat clearance sale 14.00 30.00 coat clearance sale 14.00 35.00 coat clearance sale 17.50 The Suits are Plain Tailored, of fine cheviots. serge, diagonals, and unfinished worsted. Tie colors are all good, including Navy Blue, Brown, ! Flannelette Gowns Made of good quality, cut in full sizes, plain white and striped effect. $1.00 gown $.75 1.25 gown 1.00 1.75 gown 1.40 suit clearance sale suit clearance sale 22.50 suit clearance sale 25.00 suit clearance sale 28.00 suit clearance sale 30.00 suit clearance sale 40.00 suit clearance sale 45.00 suit clearance sale 50.00 suit clearance sale 55.00 suit clearance sale $2.50 Heavy Fleece Kimona $1.25 3.00 Heavy Fleece Kimona 1.50 4.00 Heavy Fleece Kimona 2.00 5.00 Robe, clearance sale 2.50 6.00 Robe, clearance sale 3.00 8.50 Robe, clearance sale 4.25 15.00 Velvet Robe, this sale 7.50 Reductions to apply only on winter garments. No free alternation during this sale. $ 8.25 10.00 11.25 12.50 14.00 15.00 20.00 . 22.50 A Beautiful Shirt 25.00 27 00 Waist for Christmas We guarantee every germent of oar stock to be right, its our policy to clear our stock before the New Year. Cost cuts no figure with us. All goods must go. Large selection, Pure linen tailors style, others made of fine Perisian lawn tastily trimmed, with fine Val. and Medalion lace. Mcay dif ferent styles to choose from. Burson Hosiery In fact its the only seamless hoisery on the market. We have them in all desirable kinds. per pair 25c to $1.50 $2.50 2.75 3.00 3.50 waists waists waists waists $1.25 2.00 2.25 2.50 An Assort.r.ent of Slightly Mussed It is to your interest to take advantage of this remarkable sale you Inever again have an opportunity to buy such high class goods lU.UU for so little money. $ 8.00 values now $3.50 Sale Commences at 8:30 a. m. On December the 12th. Omer & Hamond Roundup, Montana Ibi M A doctor's first question when consulted by a patient is, "Are your J ' , „ . . . bowels regular? He knows that ! 9$% of illness is attended with in , ae ^j ve bowels and torpid liver, and that this condition must be removed gently and thoroughly before health c . m be resto red. ! Rexall Orderlies are a positive, plea.sa.nt and safe remedy for con ' stipation and bowel desorders in You Have Scalp or Hair Trouble, Take Advantage of This Offer. general. We are so certain of their great curative value that we prom ice to return the purchaser's money in every case when they fail to pro duce entire satisfaction. Rexall Orderlies are eaten like candy, they act quietly, and have a soothing, strengthing, healing in fluence on the entire intestinal tract. They do not purge, gripe, cause nausea, flatulence, excessive loose ness, diarrhoea or other annoying effect. They are especially good for children, weak persons or old folks. Two sizes, 25c, and 10c. Sold at our Store—The Rexal Store. The Roundup Drug Co. The fifth annual exhibit of the Montana Poultry Association will be held in Great Falls during the last week in January. The date of the meeting was decided Novem ber 25. George D. Ilolden, of Owat antonna, Minnesota, a former pres ident of the American Association, will be present to judge exhibit and make awards. TAKE CARE! Remember that when your kid neys are affected, your life is in danger. M. Mayer, Rochester, N. Y. says: My trouble started with a A Raw ai Residence* aa Firtt Street Wert. sharp shooting pain over my back which grew worse daily. I felt slug gish and tierd, my kidney action was irregular and infrequent. I started using Foley Kidney Pills. Each dose seemed to put new lif and strength into me, and now I a completely cured and feel better an stronger than for years". The public Pharmacy.