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VOL. VII. LATEST WAR NEWS. It is now pretty well settled thatCervera with his fleet is in the harbor of Santiago de Cuba, and it is asserted that the plans J are for Schily to bold Ceivera at Santiago | and for Sampson to bombard Havana whileMdes attacks the city in the rear. Thirty transports were loading at Tampa yesterday, which indicates that the inva? sion of Cuba is about to begin. CAIX KOK TROOPS. Yesterday, the 25th instant, President McKinley issued a proclamation for 75, 000 more volunteers. I nder the call Vir? ginia will have to furnish 1,673 more. On yesterday the first American army that ever sailed for a foreign country left San Francisco for Manila. About 2,500 men sailed on the three transports, the Australia, the City of Pekin and the City of Sidney. Caught in a Trap. Key West, Fla., May 25.?A great game is being played, and the situation is one of | /dispense. After Admiral Cervera is seal "V op in Santiago harbor the problem will be, as in the case of a "varmint" caught in a trap, whether to shoot or Starve him. In any event Admiral Cer-1 vera, it is believed, cannot reach Havana. Two powerful Meets, each having fast ves? sels, as well as heavy ones, and each be-11 ing able to destroy him, are closing in up- j on him. Naval officers here believe that the battleship Oregon will be ordered to join Rear Admiral Sampson's lleet. A FURIOUS BATTLE. One Reported to Have Occurred on Cuba's Northern Coast. Port an Prince, Hayti, May 23.?The following dispatch has been received from Port de Prix, dated Saturday last, tele? graphed communication having been in? terrupted up to to-day: "A furious cannonading was heard on the 19th, Thursday last, in the direction of the north of Cuba. To-day, Saturday, the cannonading continues in a very lively fashion." \Fort de Prix is in the northwestern part oi oayti and the Firiug referred to may have been from any part of the eastern ex? tremity of Cuba. As the Spaniards claim Gauntanamo was recently bombarded by American warships the sound of tiring may have come from that direction. CUBANS WERE WINNERS. They Repulse a Force of Spanish Cavalry and Force Them to Retreat. New York, May 23.?A Kew West spe? cial says: The Cubans are fighting their way to the coast, where they will join with our forces of invasion. Three hundred Cubans engaged a squad of Spanish cavalry on Thuisday fifteen |< miles west of Mantanzas. The battle was fiercely waged in sight of the sl.ij s of the blockade station. Tbe filing continued after rintk, and Friday morning the Spanish cavalry,which had been reinforced during the night by a battalion of infantry, were seen retreating ) along the beach in the direction of Havana. | FRANCE CLEAR OF SPAIN. The Government Aroused by the Feel? ing in America. Paris, M ty 22.?Clear evidence is now being oll< i I of a ministerial desire to re? move the bad impression created in the J United States by the offensive hostilities manifested by certain Paris journals over| the Spanish war. M. lianotaux is resolved to maintain rigid neutrality and will participate in no intervention without lirst ascertaining whether tbe proposed conditions are ac? ceptable at Washington. Further testi? mony of French ollicial feeling is furnished by an editorial in to-night's Temps em? phatically protesting against the alleged misunderstanding between France and America, attributing the hostility shown here to a few boulevard journals whose sympathy for Spain as the weaker party is doubtless felt, but Frenchmen would be glad to see Cuba free; and the French Government has done and will do every? thing to safeguard its entente cordiale with j the great republic over the sea. The French-American lriendship,Temps says, dates from the never to-be-forgotten days of Washington and Lafayette, and the historic past of both countries in a Vjneasure determines their relations in the ' future. ALLEGED SPIES AT FORT MONROE. Two Men Detained and Plans Found on One of Them. Newport News. Ya., May 22.?It is said that two men were arrested as spies yes? terday at Fort Monroe. The men were found within the reservation just outside the fort on the boulevard near the resi? dence of "Fighting Bob" Evans, of the Iowa, where acombined lookout and rapid fire emplacement is being ertcted. By saying they had business with some of the residents within the lines the two men se? cured passes and were admitted by the J guards. They had been within the iines but a short time when a watchman decided that the men were too much interested in thewoik that was being done, and ar? rested both of them. They were searched, and crude plans were found on one of | them. The Best Remedy for Rheumatism. From the Fairhaven (N. \\ Register: Mr. James Row land,of this village, states that for twenty-five years his wife has been a sufferer from rheumatism. A few nights ago she was in such pain that she was nearly crazy. ?>he sent Mr. Kowland for the doctor, bat he had read of Chamber? lain's Pain Balm and instead of going for the physician he went to the store and se? cured a bottle of it. His wife did not ap? prove of Mr. Rowland's purchase at first, . but nevertheless appliel the Balm thor? oughly and in an hour's time was able to go to sleep. She now applies*it whenever she feels an ache or a pain and finds that it alwavs gives relief. He says that no medicine which i-he had used ever did her as much good. The 25 and 50 cent sizes for sale by Jno. E. Jackson, druggist. CHARLESTON OFF TO MANILA. Big Cruiser Given a Tremendous Ovation i as She Leaves American Shores. San Francisco, May 22.?The Charles? ton left her moorings at the navy yard this morning anil is now started on her way to the Philippines. Last night she ran into a fog bank and was compelled to wait in the stream until the morning breeze made navigation safe. Thousands went out to the heads to see her pass ami to give her a farewell. Every steamer in the harbor blew her whistle and there was a tremendous loar of cheers from the soldiers gathered at the Presidio. They are soon to go to the Philippines, and as the Charleston passed out they lined the beach for a mile and hurrahed as long as she was within hear? ing. The warships responded with deaf? ening blasts from her huge siren. The forts did not salute as the Charleston went out of the harbor. r significance of .montkkky's tkhv The report that the Monterey has been ordered to Manila has raised a good deal of comment, for she is not by any means a sea-going craft, and such a trip would be a long and a hard oue for her. She would have to carry a deckload of coal to bring her to Honolulu, even uuder slow speed. The run to Manila from Honolulu would compel her to coal at sea unless the iwkard expedient of having her towed were adopted. She can be made ready in four days. Most of this time would be taken up in lilling her bunkers and stowing a deck load of coal and in the filluig of her store? rooms. It was announced in Eastern despatches tome days ago that strong influence was jrought to bear on the Administration, to :iave the Montery sent to the Philippines, is it is dobtful if the Government would sver bring her back, and it would be a tacit notification to the powers that the L'nited States bad decided to hokl the slauds as her own. This view of the case las taken a firm hold here, where the monitor is known and her capabilities are amiliar to all. Her longest trip was to Callao, but on :hat occasion she carried deckloads of ?oal from port to port and she was never more than a few miles from land. Should she get out there, however, Dewey will ieed no more fighting craft, for the offi? cers of the monitor are confident they ?ould run the Monterey against anything ;bat floats. AT CHICKAMAUGA. There Are Now 36,000 Volunteers in the Camp. Chickamauga National Park, May 2-1. ?There are now 30,000 men in the volun :eer army under the tents at this point and .lie officers of the army expect that by Saturday night there will be 44,000. The Third Tennessee Regiment, the first listinetively Southern troops to reach the I'ark, arrived today under the command A Col. J. P. Duff', 1,005 officers and men. The day at the Park was unmarked by my incident except the battle drill of the Irst division of the First Corps. The movements were under command of Gen? eral Wilson and the men were put through :he exercises in a very thorough manner. The regiments of the division have been in samp long enough to have become some? what inured to the climate as well as the work and the manoeuvres were character zed by great energy and remarkable pre? cision. General Breckinridge and staff today continued the inspection of the divisions :>f the First Corps in detail. He found the hospital facilities still inadequate, but fortunately there are very few sick and these are being cared for at St. Vincent's. Uosphal department will be in good con? dition. General Breckinridge today gave orders for a sham battle for inspection tomorrow morning. COULD NOT BULLDOZE HIM. Dewey Has a Tussle With a German Com? mander at Manila. New York, May 24.?A special dispatch, from Manila says that the German consul there triad to land provisions from a Ger? man ship, but that Admiral Dewey refused to permit it. The consul then declared, according to the dispatch, that he would force the landing under the protection of two German cruisers and that when Ad? miral Dewey threatened to fire upon the cruisers the attempt to land the supplies was abandoned. Another dispatch asserts that Admiral Montejo, commander of the Spanish squad? ron destroyed by Admiral Dewey, is to be court-martialed on the charge of coward? ice. This dispatch alleges that the captain of the Spanish revenue cutter Callao, more recently captured by a boat of the United States fleet as she was entering Manila bay, is to be shot for not returning the fire of t he Americans. A Spanish 1 rick. St. Pierre, Martinique, May 24, 0 p. m. ?The Spanish torpedo boat destroyer Ter? ror is being coaled by the Spanish stamer Alicante. The Alicante Iks at the mouth of Fort de France harbor. It was all along supposed that she was a hospital ship, but there is now no doubt that she carries a cargo of coal for the Spanish warships. Her pretensions to be a hospital ship were obviously put forward as a blind. The United States consul has cautioned the French officials of the port not to al? low the Terror to take coal in excess of the quantity necessary to carry the Terror to the w?rest Spanish port. It is reported that the Terror will leave Martinique tomorrow. She is understood to be in good condition. Dewey Herd From. Washington, May 24.?The Navy De? partment today received a cablegram from Admiral Dewey as follows: "Manila, May 20, via Hong Kong, May 24. "Secretary Navy, Washingfon. "The situation unchanged. Strict block? ade continued. Great scarcity \ rovisionE in Manila. Foreign subjects fear an out? break of the Spanish soldiers and they will be transferred to Cavite by the foreign men-of-war in the harbor. Agu'maldo.the rebel commander-inchief.who was brought here from Hong Kong, is organizing a force of native cavalry and may render as? sistance that will be valuable. Dkwey." URGED TO AID AMERICA. Masso Asks Autonomists to Kelp Strike Decisive Blow at Spain. Tampa, May 22.?The text of a procla? mation issued by Bartolome Masso, presi? dent of the Cuban Republic, has reached here via New Orleans. In it Masso strongly urges the autonomists, guerrillas and Cu? bans leaning toward Spain to come over to the Cuban ranks. He assures them that, with the aid of United States troops, a decisive blow to Spain is soon to be struck and that the Cuban cause will soon be won. He points out that all who fail to join the Cuban forces before it shall be too late must seek a home in some other country. GLADSTONE BURIAL. The Great Commoner Will Be Interred in Westminister Abbey. London, May 22.?It was settled yester? day at a conference between Herbert Glad? stone, Arthur J. Balfour, tbe First Lord of the Treasury, and tbe dean of Westmin? ister, that the body of William Ewart Gladstone should be buried in Statesman's Corner, in Westminister Abbey. The Des.n readily acceded to the request of the Gladstone family, that Mrs. Glad? stone should ultimately find a resting place beside her illustrious husband. Statesman's Corner is so crowded that space remains sufficient for only two mon? uments, and the place now set apart for Gladstone's tomb, your correspondent was informed by Dean Bradley today, was vir? tually consecrated to that purpose by his predecessor, Dean Stanley, a quarter of a century since. The date of the public fu? neral is still unsettled, but it is believed that the necessary preparation for what must assume the dimensions of a great na? tional demonstration cannot be completed for a fortnight at least. In the meantime the body of the great commoner will lie in Uawarden church. Herbert Gladstone, expressing the views of the family, is anxious that the burial should take place about Thursday next at the latest, and that the ceremonial should be modified to meet that arrangement. As the ministers naturally are desirous to de? fer to the wishes of the family in every way,probably ibis proposal will be adopted. The family are also averse to having a pub? lic procession fromjthe Euston Railway Sta? tion to the Abbey, and desire that the body be taken through the streets without formality, the ceremony being reserved for the interior of Westminister Abbey. This scheme, if carried out, will cause intense popular disappointment. "It Is the Best on Earth." That is what Edwards cc Parker, mer? chants of Plains, Ga.,sayof Chamberlain's Pain Balm, for rheumatism, lame back, deep seatek and muscular pains. Sold by Jno. E. Jackson, druggist. STATE NEWS. Gen. Fitzhugh Lee left Richmond last Tuesday for Tampa, Fla. The Democrats of Nelson county held a convention on the 23rd inst., to elect dele? gates to a Congressional jonvehtion. The Flood men bolted the meeting and elected delegates to the district convention. The Second Virginia Regiment will not leave Richmond until the 1st of June. It was expected that it would start to Tampa on yesterday. A strong force is now engaged in deep? ening and widening the Dismal Swamp canal. The examination of applicants to teach in the public free schools of Virginia will be held throughout the state July 21, 22 and 23. It is rumored that Salem will be tbe place selected for the permanent site of the Lutheran Theological Seminary by the Bynod of the south. W. T. Ford, a well known contractor and a prominent citizen of Richmond, died Monday at 11 o'clock in the sixty fifth year of his age. The Virginia senators are making prep? arations to introduce a bill for the pay? ment of one year's salary to Mrs. Ashby, widow of the late consul at Colon. The matter had been overlooked in the con? fusion resulting from tbe declaration of war and the radical turn given to legisla? tion. The State board of education will meet before very long to select the text books for tbe four years. Most of the big pub? lishing houses have sent their agents to Richmond to submit samples and bide. It is pretty well understood that there will be several changes and there is no doubt of the fact that Barne's history will be stricken from the list. Art. Classes in drawing and painting will be continued at the High School during the Summer. You have' the opportunity to learn to make crayon portraits under personal in? struction rather than by mail. Instructions given in crayon drawing, water color, oil, pastel, tapestry and China painting by Miss Beardsley, of New York. Also portraits painted to order. China fired here. To The Citizens of Tazewell and Sur? rounding Country. Having moved to your town I take this method of informing you that I have bought out W. W. Naylor and will con? tinue the Saddle and Harness business on Main Street, where I shall be glad to meet and Eerve you in my line. Mr. Naylor will be with me a ehort time and will be glad to serve any of his friends while with me. 1 earnestly solicit your patronage. Yours truly W. L. DfiAFER. 5-12-4c v AZEWELL, VA., THI Commencement at Burke's Garden Academy. The commencement exercises of Burke'e Garden Academy were held Thursday night, the 19 instant, Friday, "the 20th, at 10 a. m., aud Friday night at 7 :I10 o'clock. The exercises Thursday night consisted of contests in declamation and recitation and music. The prize in declamation? "Youths Companion" for one year?was won by Albert Suiter.of Bland county, and was awarded in a neat speech by Mr. Chas. P.Kelly. The prize in recitation?"Ladies Home Journal" one year?was captured by Miss Annie Moss, of the Garden, and was awarded in a very humorous manner by Kev. YV. II. Greever, of Bluetield. Instrumental duets aud cbwruses by the school were rendered at different stages of the exercises. The choruses were well trained, one \ number. The Whippoorwill Song, accompanied with harps played by Clint and Willie Moss and G. O. Thomp? son, being especially complimented. A scholarship for best attendance and high? est class standing was then awarded to Frank Forbes. OKATORICAL CONTEST. An oratorical contest took place on Fri? day at 10 o'clock a. m. The contest was quite an interesting one, all the speakers acquitting themselves well. The medal was won by Wm. G. Moss and was award? ed by Prof. C. B. Cannady, of Koanoke College Faculty. The address before the school was then delivered by Prof. Canna? dy. It was a most timely and excellent ad? dress on the theme of modern education; and the speaker was much applauded. The audience was very appreciative, and the earnest appeal in behalf of education will not go unheeded. Prof. Cannady made a very favorable impression on the people of Burke's Garden in the short time he remained. A talented member of the Faculty of perhaps the best college in the State, he impressed his hearers with the fact that the college he represents has a brilliant future in store for her in the great cause of education; and that he, himself, will be no unworthy member of the class of people who "mould the men who rule the world." PLAY?OUK COUNTRY. On Friday night the program consisted of two plays, ''Our Country" and "The Woman's National t). & R. Society," given by the boys and girls of the school. It seemed to have been much enjoyed by all, and, considering that only two or three of the hoys and girls had ever done anything of the kind before, the entertainment was very creditable. The music on Friday and Friday night was very enjoyable. On Friday "The Erl King, arranged for organ-piano duo, ' was rendered in an excellent manner by Misses Greever and Groseclose, teacbets in the Academy. A vocal solo was beauti? fully rendered by Miss Margaret Greever. The other numbers^of the program were , tilled by Mr. Will Henry Alderson and 1 Miss Alice Alexander, of Tazewell. Taze well people do not have to be told that ? Mr. Alderson played exquisitely and that , Miss Alexander's accompaniments were, . LTRSDAY, MAY 26, 1 i perfect. It was a musical treat for Burke's Garden. Tliey also furnished the music for the entertainment Friday night. 1 The preparations for the exercises in the way of curtains, carpet for stage, decora 1 tions of hunting, seating of rear of audi? ence room with elevated seats &C, added very much to the pleasure and success ot the occasion. The success of the session which has just closed, both in the increased attendance and the increased efficiency of the work done in the school over last year as well as the less significant success of the closing exercises, is very gratifying to the principal. Many improvements in the grounds may be noticed since hist year and other improvements are planned to be made during the Summer. Burke's Gar? den Academy takes rank with the best secondary schools in the country. A Treat in Store for Tazewell. Hev. James A. Burrow, who has con? sented to deliver the literary address at the close of Tazewell High School (Friday, June o) is one of the most promising mem? bers of Holsten conference. For several years he has been secretary of that body at its annual sessions, being elected thereto by unanimous vote at every electiou. His mastery of English is pronounced by so eminent authority as Doctor Hoss to be perfect. But while he is a master of pure English, he is by no means a dry-as-dust platform speaker. On the contrary he has a rich vein of chaste humor in all his thought whether it be in social Konversa? tion or platform deliverance. The fastidious taste of Tazewell will be fully met by this cultured gentleman. We congratulate Prof. Byrom on having secured such services for his school and the community. It marks a long stride in advance when the work of such a man takes the place of the "exhibitions" once so common at euch times. The address of Mr. Burrow will be de? livered in the Methodist church. Postponed. The time for holding the District Con? ference at this place was the 16th of June, next month. It has been determined to change the date, and the time for holding the conference will be announced later. The reason for making the change is, that a number of the preachers ami delegates to the conference would come from tiie Flat Top regions, against which the town is closely quarantined, because of the large amount of smallpox that is said to be in the mining districts. After consulting with the citizens of our community, Rev. I. P. Martin concluded"" it was best to postpone the meeting, and has so advised Rev. J. Tyler Frazier, presiding elder. Due notice will be given when another date is fixed. According to the newspaper.-', an Ohio husband became the happy father of seven children not long ago. Of the seven all lived but one. It is to be hoped he laid in a supply of Chamberlain's Cough Rem? edy, the only sure cure for croup, whoop? ing-cough, colds and coughs, and so in mired bis children against these dieeases. For sale by Jno. E. Jacsson, druggist. June rides. This is the month of roses and brides. Nearly everybody will be invited to somebody's wedding. In that event everybody will want a handsome new dress or suit of clothes, of which we have an elegant and large stock of every weaiable necessa? ry to decorate a bride, her attendants, the groom and his attendants. We selected a stock specially suitable for wedding and evening occasions. Mousseline de Soie, all colors. Plain and Fancy Silks, all colors. Silk Striped, cream, buff, lavender and blue. Organdies and Persian Lawns, all colors. White Satin and Moire Ribbons. White Kid and Mosquitaire Gloves. White Slippers and Sandals. White and Colored Parasols, Laces and Embroidery, all kinds. Trunks, Valises and Handbags. GENTLEMEN'S LIST. Conventional Black Suits, Frocks and Prince Alberts; Patent Leather and Cordovan Shoes; Derby, Cuban, Alpine and Planter Hats; Dress Shirts, open, fancy, plain and puff bosoms; Gauze, Balbrigan, Egyptian and Scotch Underwear; Collars and Cuffs, all styles; Hosiery, Gloves, Handkerchiefs, Umbrellas; Cuff, Collar and Shirt Buttons, gold and plated; any kind of a tie, 4-in-hand, bow or puff, you want. HARRISSON & GILLESPIE BROTHERS. :PUBLICA L898. Looking For A Cold Place? Yes, you will soon be looking after the com? forts of "keeping cool." Speakingof ''keeping cool," do you know how important it is in the Summer season to keep everything you eat in a cold place? The laws of good health are directly opposed to the use of foods that have been kept long in a wann place, where insects, Hies, etc. have access. Conditions of this kind are not conducive to good health. If you eat our foods, such as Strawberries, Lemons, Apples, Oranges, Green Vegetables. Cheese, Etc., you may be sure of always getting healthful foods. Cheese especially is almost unfit for use in Summer unless kept in a cold place. Our perishable foods are most as healthful in Sum? mer as Winter, because we keep them all in our Cold Storage, only enough being brought out for immediate use. Keeps fruits in a sound condition. Prevents decay and makes vegetables crisp and tender. Keeps lemons and oranges in their natu? ral juicy and good-flavored condition. Think over this.cold storage. BUSTON & SONS. The Beauties of Nature ?ail the (lowers that bloom in the Spring can be fouml at this satis? factory millinery shop. Artificial (lowers for hat trimming purposes, of course, but just as natural-looking as if growing out of mother earth. There's art in hat trimming, anil it's our sole business to know the art. We study nothing else. If you are skeptical come in and let us trim a hat to suit your style of beauty. If we don't please you you don't take the hat. Prices very moderate. . . . Tazewell Millinery Co. CANNED GOODS. n ^ V * California Peaches, 20c; California Tears, 20c, and all kinds of |? Canned Goods at lowest prices. Q g _ c Ob BESTFLOUK on market, quality guaranteed, ?->.?). CHOICE - r HAY, 70 cents. p? 2 _ I n > ^ We pay one-half cash for Produce. Ring us up at Jackson's and r? give us a trial. TYNES BROS. HAMILTON & JENKINS, Are Manufacturers' State Agents for the celebrated CONOVER PIANOS and CHICAGO COTTAGE ORGANS. Bargains in Second-Hand Instruments. Catalogues Free. Address them at BLUEFIELD, - - - WEST VIRGINIA. NO. 21. 1 ? VELVET $3 Gal. This famous brand is beyond all doubt the finest Rye produced at the price. We guarantee same. 6 full Qts. 4.50 per case. L. Lazarus & Co, CAROLINA? s2 A two year old whiskey made in the State that bears is name. Made by old copper still open fire process. L. Lazarus & Co. OLD V?TglTdE 2-5o This is a elegant three year old Maryland Rye pronounced by ex? perts to be ? 1. L Lazarus & Co. GEORGIA? l5o 4 Tsvo years old, copper stilled by open lire process. ? L. Lazarus and Co, VA. WHifRYE $2. Made in mountains of Virginia. A pleasant, soft and elegaut drink. L, Lazarus aid Co, (APPLE "BRANDIES AT $1.50, $2, S2.50, S3.U4. Beware of Imitated Brands By other dealers at supposed cut prices. Your Money Back, our GOODsllJARANTEED. WRITE FOR PRICES' L. Lazarus &C> Pocahontas, Va. Prompt Attention to Mail Orders. From the University of Virginia. Literature has suffered a real loss in the deatli of Professor M. Scheie de Vere, which recently occurred in Washington. For a half century he was a professor at the University, and the alumni of the In? stitution will learn of his death with sor? row, lie was helpful as a teacher, of un? usual literary capacity, and endeared to all by bis kind and genial disposition, until recent years he was a frequent con? tributor to leading periodicals in this coun? try and Europe, and the author of many works of recognized value among educa? tors. Mr. .1. M. Brodnax, a graduate of Princeton, and until recently a member of the graduating class of Princeton Theolog? ical Seminary, has been engaged as gen? eral secretary of the Y. M. O.A. for the next session. Mr. Brodnax has been at the University for several months, and has commended himself to the students and protesors alike as an earnest, active, busi? ness-like man, and the work will prosper in his hands. The newly appointed committee on Re? ligious exercises for next session is com? posed of Professors Perkinson, Lile and Dunnington. This committee has charge of all the religious exercises in the chapel. Ye Olde Folkes Concert. The old folks concert which, is now be? ing gotten ready, under the management of Mrs. Geo. W. St. Clair, promises to bea very interesting entertainment. The la? dies and gentlemen who will participate will be dressed in old time styles and the most of the songs will be those that were written and sung in the days of long ago. There w ill be a full and well ttained chorus with vocal solos, duets, quartettes, etc. Saturday night, the 4th of June, has been selected as the date for the concert. It will bepiven at the Town Hall, and we have no doubt will be greeted by a very large audience. To Caro Constipation Forever. T.ilto discards Candy Cathartic. 10c or 23c. If C C C. fail to cure, druggists refund money. Job Work. .. The Republican Job Office Is complete. All kinds of work done neatly and promptly. Letter Heads', Note Heads, Envelopes, Bill Heads, Statements. Cards. Pamphlets, and Special Joss. Our prices will be as low as those of any rirst-class otTce. Satisfaction Guaranteed.