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JAMES S. THOMPSON. Thompson Brothers, General Merchants. This department store has occupied a prominent place in the mercantile life of Livingston since the spring of 1883, growing rapidly from the date of its establishment until its name has become a household wor t throughout southern Montana. The members of the firm are James S., William E. and Floyd A. Thompson, who were born in Otsego county, New York. James S., the senior member of the firm, came west to the Black Hills, South Dakota, in the spring of 1880. Two years after he went to Billings, Montana, but only remained there one year, when more favorable business prospects attracted him to Livingston. Here he was joined by his brother, William E., and the twain at once embarked in the mercantile business. In 1886 the youngest brother, Floyd A., was admitted to the firm, and.it has since remained as one unbroken brotherhood. They have always kept first-class goods and done a perfectly straightforward business, carrying a complete line of dry goods, clothing, carpets and draperies, cloaks and millinery, hats and caps, boots and shoes, and a complete line of fancy and staple groceries. During their residence here they have each erect ed fine homes, built their own store building, and now own the Albemarle hotel, all of which stand as a monument of what can be accomplished by sober and industrious habits. They are always identified with every legitimate enterprise that would perma f -- J 3FÖI ft & *#W ? DRY GOODS DEPARTMENT. ' WILLIAM E. THOMPSON. r ' "0 US STORE BUILDING-. nently benefit the surrounding country and advance the credit and good name of the state. To show the appreciation of the public for benefits derived from its honored citizens, James S. Thompson has served one term in the state senate, and Wil liam E. one term as mayor of the city of Livingston. 4 ë A w OCHSit ■ GROCERY DEPARTMENT. FLOYD A. THOMPSON.