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M ' 'I u mtson Hardware Lo... ere u r.mvit.wiftnasa DC J w o o o o o o o o ' Successors to Whitson & Barnes Hardware Co., Cookeviile, Tenn. As will be seen from the dissolution notice in this issue of the Herald the firm of Whit son & Barnes Hardware Co. has by mutual consent been dissolved and is succeeded by Jere Whitson Hardware Co. The new firm desires to announce .to the public that it will not only continue the retail business at the stores on the northwest corner of the Public Square and Depot Street, but are now putting. in a retail store on the West Side near the Depot in part of their wholesale and warehouse building, where they will offer for sale to the retail trade a complete line of Hardware, Roofing, Sash, Doors, Paints, Oils, Farm Machinery, Field Seeds, Woven Wire Fence, Wagons, Plows, Belting, Fertilizers, Cane Mills, Stoves, &c. We are also putting in another new store in connection with our retail stores on the Public Square and Depot Street, in which we will keep for sale a complete line of Furniture, Springs and Mattresses, Stoves, Tinware, Enameled-ware and Queensware. Also a com plete line of WALL PAPER. Our object and purpose is to carry in these stores everything that the housekeeper and farmer will war.t to buy (except things to eat and wear.) And it will be our aim to always keep only the very best quality and most suitable and up-to-date goods and to do our best to satisfy and please everyone. We buy goods in large quantities, frequently buying full carloads, paying Cash, and in this way we get the benefit of carload rates and the full trade and cash discounts. Our prices are made on strictly a Cash basis, and are as low as goods of the kind and quality can be sold. In fact we believe our prices are lower on the eroods we selLthan are usually made. If goods are sold on a Credit, Spe- n cial arrangements must be made. O D m CUSTER'S LAST FIGHT. Die Famous Battle of the Little Big horn River. General George A. Custer was one of tbe most notable cavalry officers de veloped during the war of the rebel lion. It was his fortune to be In the thick of the conflict within a few days after leaving the training school at West Point; and from that time un til the day of his death his life was filled with streuuous work and stir ring adventure. In which be was fre quently exposed to deadly peril. The closing chapter of his life, which came with what is known in history cs "Custer's last fight." which oc curred on June 26. 1870. was a trag edy, but be died like a soldier. For a number of years after the civil war Custer had been engaged in In dian fighting on the frontier of the United States. Many of these engage ments were among the most thrilling In the history of Indian warfare in this country. The famous expedition which led up to tbe famous battle of the Little Big torn river was started on May 17, 1876, when General Terry, his officers, of whom General Custer was one, and his troops left Fort Lincoln. Dakota. Every one realized that the campaign tras likely to be a decisive one. It was planned to strike the Indians a serious Wow one from which they could not recover. The advance was begun under fa vorable conditions, and the Little Big Uorn mountains were reached on June 25 and the Indian village located. A flight accident gave the red men warn ing. Nobody knows exactly how the fcattle of Little Bighorn was fought. Ihe statements made afterward by the Indians were contradictory, but they all agreed that Custer's appear ance was a great surprise. The best tYidencehowsthat the Indians closed In on both right and left and placed Custer at once on the defensive. Closer and closer the coil tightened around that plucky band. One after the other of the troopers fell, the horses were stampeded, the ammunition ran low. no messenger had been able to break through the lines, and the mortality among the officers was heavy. Then Custer had his troops fire two volleys in succession, the usual cry for help. It was heard in Reno's camp. Its significance was understood, but no help came. Soon came the final act of the tragedy. The Indians closed In from all sides, led by the cruel chiefs Crow King. Gall, Crazy Horse and Rain-in -the-Face. It was a hand to hand fight. It was lf0 against l.OOO. Grouped about Custer were twenty or thirty desperate men. They fought with their leader, they fought for their leader, until the last man lay dead. Not an American officer or soldier lived to tell the tale of ''Custer's last fight." Never in the history of the world was . the bravery, devotion to duty and perfect discipline of troops better illustrated. Almost without ex ception the bodies of the men were found just where they had fought. Each company was in the place as signed, troopers in line and their offi cers in position. They fought a losing battle, but they fought without flinch ing. They were killed, but not dis graced. Detroit Free Press. Old Mosque Legend. The great Begova mosque in Sera jevo is the largest mosque in Europe after those of Constantinople and Se llm's mosque In Adrianople. In its courtyard stands au old stone, across the top of which there is a groove pre cisely the length of a Turkish ell. Tra dition says that a pasha placed it tbtre to checkmate the local merchants' habitual use of false measures In defi ance of the eipress commandment of the Koran. But another of Serajevo's hundred mosques has a much better legend. Before this may be seen tbe tombs of the seven holy dervishes who were be headed 'JOO years ago for a great theft. After the decapitation each body tucked Its head under its arm and walked Into the niosque. So those der vishes are worshiped as saints to this day. A Large Volume. The biggest book in Washington is not in the Congressional library, it is in the reference room of the geo logical survey on F street, where its huge bulk reposes on a stand made especially for it. It is a dictionary and consists of half a dozen volumes bound under one generous cover that must have taken several calfskins to provide the leather binding. It con tains 7,083 pages and weighs as much as a high school girl. By contrast tbe fat Webster's Unabridged that lies alongside this great Jumbo of a book looks like a pocket edition of the "Rubaiyat." Didn't Like Comparisons. "v"bat made that prima donna de mand your discharge?" "I wrote an ar?e." replied the press agent, "saying that she sings like an angel. She said she saw no reason for complimentary reference to any body's singing except her own.' Washington Star. Suits Some Death to Others. "Iron may be good for the blood of some." remarked tbe worm as tbe angler threaded the book through him gently, "but I fear it will be the death of me!" And yet tbe fish that swallowed the Iron a little later was quite carried away with it. DR. W. S. McCLAIN (OSTEOPATH) Telephone No. 184 COOKEVILLE, TENNESSEE Office Next Door to Gainesboro Telephone Co. No Charge for Examination. Per--.-. A Bicycle Supplies In Stock and Repairing Done by expert workmen. Bring in your wheels and . get ready to enjoy the Spring riding. M. H. BORDEN, Cookeviile Market Report' The following prices are being paid by Cookeviile dealers today: Eggs, per dozen : 13c Hens, per pound., 10c Roosters, each 15c Turkeys, per pound .. .10c Ducks, per pound .10c Green Hides, per pound 7c. Newark Well, kind Mr. Editor, I guess that my time is almost out and so here is a quarter to keep my paper coming for I . don't want to miss one; also here is a quaiter for which send the paper to my sister, Mrs. Lou Graham in Calif. Mrs. Cal Crack was struck with par alysis last Sunday night. J. R. FarleV. ' '