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You Needn't Look
immediately for the damage that
dangerous washing compounds do.
It's there, and it's going on all the
time, but you won't sec its effects,
probably, for several months. It
wouldn't do, you know, to have
them too dangerous.
The best way is to take no risk.
You needn't worry about damage
to your clothes, if you keep to the
original washing compound?Pearline ;
first made and fully proved. What can
yon gain by using the imitations of it?
Prize packages, cheaper prices, or whatever
may by urged for them, wouldn't pay you
for one ruined garment.
Peddlers and some unscrupulous grocers will tell you,
"this is as good as" or "the same as Pearline." IT'S
FAI.SIi?Pearline is never peddled ; if your grocer sends
you an imitation, be honest?send it t\ick. 3W JAMES PYLE, New York.
The Great Comedian Praises the
WE DRAMA A HISTORY MAKER.
Vr. Goodwill Thinks Iiis Profession In a
Grand Oh??II? Given a Little Sensible
Advice and Also Corrects a Mistaken
Impression or the K?se of an Actor's Life.
It was Professor Whitohorno, tho oml
nont Greek scholar, I boliovo, who said
that the works of the liuinortnj Shakes
|Kvrtro were the best history extant. Tho
remark I think particularly fplioltous. Tho
great hard of Avon depicted, as only his
magnificent gonius could, clearly, suc
Dlnctly and brilliantly, the historic events
of whioh his plays treated. Ho did more.
Ho gave posterity not only an nccurato
portrayal of the principal characters of his
NAT C. GOODWIN.
dramas, but also afforded an insight into |
the customs, manners and peculiarities of
the people of the epochs with which bo
The example ho sot has been productive
of enduring benefit to mankind. Modern
dramatists endeavor to dons ho has done,
anil today tho stage is a sohoolhouso and
u history maker. Military dramas, for in?
stance, like "Paul Kauvar" and "Shonnn
iloah," best illustrate this idea. Therein
historic scenes of the French revolution
and of our own groat war tiro vividly re?
produced and impressed upon tho mind of
Again, comedy dramas liko tho one I am
now playing at. the Fifth Avenue theater,
New York, "The Gilded Fool," or William
H. Crane's old success, "Tho Senator,"
are highly instructive aswoll as ontortnlu
ing. They portray phases of life which
probably half an audience would be whol?
ly unfamiliar with. Thoy reveal oddities
of character, quaint incidents of metro?
politan or capital life whioh a rural audi?
ence would never dream of. And again ti
drama like "The Old Homestead" nffortls
city people a peep at rippling rlvulots,
pretty Isloping bills and a picture of rug?
ged bucolio character and worth, of stur?
dy yeoman pluck, that they knew not of.
I maintain, too, that the stage is a mor?
al force as well as n teacher of past and
contemporaneous human history. I think
it is even a greater moral force than tint
pulpit, for there am thousands upon thou?
sands of people who regularly attend the
theater who seldom if ever visit the
church. Indeed they exceed the church?
goers "by a largo majority," as Hilly Flor
onco's mom bor from the "Cohosh-dees
trick" would say. Tim reason I believe
that flic stage is a moral force lies in the
fact that almost, every play condemns vice
and applauds virtue. Tboro are excep?
tions to every rule, and t ho exceptions in
a dramat ic way are a fow foreigners who
write sensuous plays and uovols.
A play like "Virginias" or " Spart n
Clis," for instance, I believe to lie pretty
nearly as good as any sermon and quite as
.salutary in its i'llluonco. If that, master?
piece of Sir W .tor .Scott's works, "Ivan
boo," OOllhl be dramatized it would lie a
greater incentive to right doing than al?
most any sermon preached nowadays.
What bould point a better moral than the
heroic, sacrifices Robooen made in defense
of her virtue, tho lofty yot chaste bearing
of Rowonn, the chivalrous manhood of
Ivauhoo, the glorious spirit of King Rich?
ard and lastly the fearful fato of Front do
Bumf at Torqullstouo, the Ignominious
flight of Do Bracy to Franco and the final
overthrow of the master spirit of evil, the
proud Templar, in tho lists at Temple
stowc? What a lesson such a play would
inculcate in tho minds of the. young espe?
cially, and what noble sentiments and ele?
vated thoughts would it not. begot!
Comedy dramas, too, point morals as
well as those of heavier mold. Sometimes
as a corrector of human errors thoy are a
bit more effective. Good naturod raillery
can bring about beneficial results at times
when Invective fails. The,witty if some?
what caustic pen of Gilbert, for example,
brought about a reformation of some ex?
isting political abuses in England which
the scathing denunciation of Disraeli or
the ponderous fulminntions of The Thun?
derer (London Times) could never have
done. Charles Lever, in that sprightly nov?
el, ".Tnek Iliuton, the Guardsman," tells
how the bravest kind of a brave Holdier
Was "laughed out of Ireland." Son politi?
cal or social offender may bo "laughed out
of" some peccadillo by a witty comedy.
And the be-' of it is that no barm is done
in the ouutat Ion. It is a bit of merriment,
ami no bitter foul lugs rnnklo in tno nu
Tragedy and comedy are both necessary
as adjuncts to education. We should know
i n- tfnrJowx of mankind as well as its joys.
I l?eU>'ve, 1 'over, that wo should see
more >f tlvjg nsliino than of tho storm
clouds. One ,Mirticlpnt!on in the harrow?
ing grief of Vlrglulus i.-. enough to satisfy
n man or woman for n year, while eltlior
could follow ' The Gilded Fool" In bis lu?
dicrous adventures every night for a week
without experiencing any depression of
spirits or even "that tired feeling" tho
cure all medicine men talk about. Upon
either man's or woman's physical being
comedy has a more beneficial effect than
tragedy. It is tonioal. As regards their
mental improvement I believe the advan?
tages accruing are about equal.
I have run on thus further than I had
Intended because I hnvo touched upon
what Is always an interesting theme?tho
grandeur of my profession. I glory in it
and in tho achievements of the great men
who have ennobled ir. Garriuk, Kenn, Lo
m ait re, Mauroady, Kemblo, Forrest, Booth
and McCullough are names that will live
in history with those of tho distinguished
patriots, soldiers and statesmen of ull uges.
Their deeds are their best epitaphs.
In conclusion I will dwell for a moment
upon what may be appropriately termed
tho humorous side of the subject in hand.
I am daily In receipt of letters from cranks,
enthusiasts and ambitious people of both
sexes who either want to "elevate" the
stage, "instruct the mosses," or elso want
tips from your humble servant as to how
they can best succeed In their laudable in?
tentions. That is a poser for almost any?
body. I do not protend to Iks a doctor,
counselor, prophet or any other kind of
adviser. Almost any man or woman who
lias reached the ago of discretion should
bo able to best judge what they are fitted
for. 1 shrink from giving "advice," but I
might without being subjected to any sus?
picion of egotism presume to "give a tip."
A famous writer has said that a poet, is
horn and not made. Another has as ex?
plicitly stilted that gonlus is an abnormal
capacity fur bard work. A happy medium
?a combination of inborn dramatic gen?
ius and tho ability and pluck to work
bard and persistently ? constitutes, I
think, the genus of a great actor. Pluck
and perseverance alone, with a fair pres?
ence, can make a pretty good actor. In
both cases the heart, of course, must bo in
tho work. It cannot bo done perfunetori
1 ly. No man or woman can "walk through
a part" and expect to succeed even in
a mediocre capacity. Tlmt is about as suc?
cinctly and accurately as I can state tho
case. There is no use entering into details.
Besides, I could not do it satisfactorily
either to myself or to tho Booker after
One Idea, however, which seems to pre?
vail among tho public generally I would
like to disabuse?that is, that favorite ac?
tors of either sex are an case seeking lot.
Their lives arc supposed to bo one contin?
ued round of pleasure. This is an egre?
gious error. A footlight favorite, man or
woman, works harder than any merchant
and almost as bard as any newspaper man.
They study constantly now renditions of
their parts, continually think of new ideas
aud Improvements, mechanical or thoorot
goodwin ix "the gilded fool."
leal, ami are perhaps rehearsing another
play or opera at the same time. Besides
all this they worry about, every other man
and woman's part and are constantly on
tho watch t hat none of them shall make
any "had break." A successful actor or
actress knows full well the moaning of tho
aphorism, "There is no royal roail to
Superstition reigns tyrannically in
many rural districts in Italy. Lately a
fortune teller prophesied to a young
fanner and his sister, living near Noto,
.Sicily, that on tho evening before n cer?
tain toast day both would dion violent
death. This so affected the minds of the
poor dupes that they became insane and
rushed shrieking through tho streets. A
brother of these unfortunates Ilten ennio
somehow to tho conclusion that tho ca?
lamity was dm* to the witchcraft of
their stepmother, und in n fit of blind
rage ho killed the poor woman with a
UKl You Bv?r Think
That you cannot be well unless you
have puro, rich blood? It you are
weak, tired, languid and all run down,
it ia because your blood is impoverished
and laoks vltalltv. These troubles may
be overcome bv Hood's Sarsaparllla be?
cause, Hood's SarBaparllla makes pure,
rioh blood It is, in truth, the great
Hood's Pills cure liver ills, oonstina
tion, billiousneBS, jaundice, sick head?
There is one medlolne which ovory
family should be providod with. We
refer to Chamberlain's Pain Baim,
When it is kept at hand the severe p*in
of a burn or scald may bo promptly re?
lieved and the sore honied in much loss
t'me than wbon medicine has to be Bent
for. A sorain may be promptly healed^be
fore Inflammation nets in,which insures
a cure in about one-third tho timo
otherwise required. Cuts and bruises
should receive immediate attention, be?
fore tho parts become swollen, and when
Chamberlain's Pain Balm ia applied it
will heal them without matter being
formed, and without leaving a soar. A
sore throat may be cured in one night.
a piece of flannel dampened with this
liniment and bound on over the seat of
pain will oure lame back or pain in the
Bide or chest in twenty-four hours. It
is the moBt valuable, however, for rheu?
matism. Persons aflPuted with this
disease will be delighted with the
prompt relief from pain which it affords,
and it can bo depended upon to effect a
complete cure. For Bale by Tho Chas.
Lyle Drug Company.
Mr J. K. Fowler, secretary and
treasurer of the Gurion? Mill, Canal and
Stock Co., of Corinne, Utah, in speaking
of Chsmberlain's Cough Remedy says:
"I consider it the best in the market I
have used many klnda, but And Cham?
berlain's the most prjmpt and effectual
in giving relief, and now keep no other
in my homo " When troubled with a
cough or cold give this remedy a trtal
and we assure you that you will he moro
than pleased with the result. For sale
by The Chaa. Lyle Drug Company.
BXT8A GOOD BAB6A1NS
Tho Tlilo in the Affairs of Ilonnoko IIa?
Turned?Prosperity Is at Hand?Real
Kittato Can Now l>o lionght at Prices
That Will Bring tho Judicious In?
vestor Splendid Returns 'Within the
Next Two Y'ears? The Opportunity
May Not Last Long?Embrace it
While You Can.
READ ^Ik'5!L2L BARGAINS:
No. 1?Four glory brick residence, with 20
too!.if, on .veils avenue n. e.; lot&OxlGO feet, to
un ullcy; stable In rear ot lot with clirht Etalle;
cost ot building, residence and stable about
$1,10J. Price ot whole property, $2,250; $510
cash, balance on time.
No. 2?Two story solid brick business house nn
Snlem avenue, between JefTerson street and the
market; size ol lot, 2r- tcet: upper pi rtlon
of the building nicely tilted up with 6 rooms (or
residence; good cellars nnder the store, l'rlce of
house aid lnt, $t>,0OJ. This Is the beet business
portion of tho city and will pay n li&ndEomo per
cent, on the in vert mom in t lie future.
No. 3?Corner lot In West End Boulevard,
r.OxKSO toot to on alley, $11.000 residence In front
of this lot; s< Id for $2,5U) In 1?U0. Price ot lot
now, $400. all cash.
No. 4?Largo residence on Campbell avenne.
No. 1032. Price $2,3-1?; all cash, or $320 cash, and
balance on time This bonso has 1U rooms and
all conveniences and large stable in rear of lot.
No. &?Business lot on south side of Campbell
nvennc, between Commerce and Ilenry streets;
size 25 feet frout and running back to an alley;
sold for $8,000 In 1801. Price now $1,78?. all cash.
No. 0?Nice four-room cottuge on Sixth avenue
s. c.; lot 3nxl00 fcot, to an alley; cost $500 to
build the hou-e; rented oot now ton prompt-pay?
ing tenant, paying $5 per moult. Price of house
ami lot, $2S0, all cash; or $.v o, $50 cash and $0
No. 7?Business lot on Luck street, between
Ilenry and Commerce; size 30x105 feet to on
alley; sold for ?2,000 In 1800. Price now $001); all
No. 8?Eight-room residence ou Franklin road,
near Tenth avenue s. w.; house in good order
with all conveniences; lot 33 feet front, 114 feet
deep, 57 feet wide at back part; propertv sold for
$4.600 In 1800. Price of house and lot now $2,30e;
$150 cash and $20 per month, with Interest.
No. U-Nlce 7-rooiu house and lot, and vacant
lot ailjulntng, on Illinois avenne, Salem, "a ; best
residcbce portion of the city. Price ot whole
IMC; $IC0 c:sh, $15 per month, with intcrc?t.
Property cost over $2,000.
No. 10?Thrcc-sfry brick business house on
Campbell avenue, west of Jen>rson street, oc:u
pled by Thompson 3s Meadow*; size of lot, 25x100
feel; the whole of the two upper stories well ar?
ranged and cut up Into offices. The property will
rent for about $1,200 per annum. Price $13,000;
$3.i U0c?h and balance $2.oeo per year, with In?
No. 11?Five-room two-story house on IIolll
rtay street x. o.; lot 60xl?0 feet; fronts on both
Hollldav s r jet and Roanokc and Southern rail?
road. This property sold for $"',000 In 1S90. Price
of house and lot now $SO0; $.150 cash and $15 per
mouth, with interest.
No. 12?A desirable residence on Church street,
nenr Park street; corner lot, 40x170 feet, to an
alley. Price of honse and lot now, f.2,;!;0; $750
ca* h, balance on time.
No. 13?Six-room rcsldeneo oi Fifth avenue n.
w.; lot runs through from Fifth to Fourth ave?
nue; livofrouts; hoiifc cott about $75' to build It.
Price of house and both lots now $660; $50 cash
aud $10 per month, with Interest.
No. 14? Nine-room Queen Anne house on Brook
street n. o; corner lot, 50x100 feet; house In
wood condition; contract price of houso $1,000.
Price of house and lot now $1,350; $150 cish and
$15 per month, with interest.
No. 15?Seven-room 2 story residence on Sev?
enth avenue; lot|88xl8Q feet, to uu alley. Price
of house and lot now $1,450; $100 cash, balance $20
per month, llo.tse cost over $I,ttW to build It.
J. W. B?S WELL,
Real Fstate and Rental Agent,
Moomaw Iluildlng, Jefferson St,
and Steam Fitting.
The most complete line ot
Stoves i Ranges
In the city.
*io. 17 Balom Avenue.
Lessons in ladies' Fancy Work.
Les*one In FANCY WORK, CROCHET,
EMBROIDERING, KNITTING anet
FLOWER-M&K1NG. Classes for children
444 eighth Avo, S. AV., Cor. Park St.
a Greek Devi? Belief.
The Grcok conception of their devil,
whom thoy call Yanm, makes that per
sonago ouo of tho most sutauio of tho
whole devil tribo. According to their
idous of him, ho is 210 miles high end
the hairs on Iiis body stand out like
palm trees on a mountain sido. Ho pun?
ishes tho doomed beings submitted to
his cluirgo by putting them in bods of
boiling oil, sawing thoir bodies in two,
ponriug molten lead in thoir cars and
such other little pranks as pulling ont
their tongues, toe and linger nails und
gouging out their eyes. Ho is a heart?
less old devil of the most devilish kind
and has many other exquisite little tor?
tures laid np for tho holpless wretch
consigned to his "chamber of horrors."
?St Louis Republic.
Tho Great Dlfllculty.
"Yes, thero is u good deal of go to
Bridget," said Mrs. Birmingham, who
Was recommending a cook to Mrs?. Hill?
"Thon I don't want her," replied tho
latter. "My great complaint against
tho cooks I havo had is that thoy go too
A Common Combination.
"That rnco horso of yours seems well
broke," said the man who stands around
and looks on.
"Yes," replied tho melancholy owner
of tho animal, "hut he isn't ns well
broko us I am."?Washington Star.
PARTIAL LIST OP
Farms and City Pronerty,
Many of Them at LessTban Hair of
Their Real V&lu3.
ISO-acre farm, 14 miles from Itoanoke; 5-room.
two .story frame building; tenant house, i rooms;
plenty of timber; 3 good springs near honee;
farm in good condition; 600 yards of church and
schools; good neighborhood. Price $1,300; one
half cash, balance one and two years.
mi Acres at Cave Spring; 30 in timber, balance
In cultivation; land level, under new plank fence;
3good sorlngs and branches through farm. Price
$3,0UJ; one tnlrd cash, balanceone and two years.
n acre garden farm, Tory near city; new (i room
dwelling; reservoir; windmill: land In very best
condition. Price (.1,500; one third cash; balance
one and two years.
l.r> acre garden fnrm, 5 miles pouth of city; new
4 room frame dwelling; -table; land lies luve',
easy to cultivate, and highly improved, all cultl
rated in vegetables this year. Price $800; onc
thlrd cash, bnlanco ouo and two years.
4!l acres, 3 miles south of clly;3-room dwelling;
stable; 10 acres in timber, balance In cultivation;
about HO bearing fruit trees. Prlco $1,000; one
third oash. balance cue and two years.
5U-acro farm, 6 miles east of Koanokc; 4-room
log bouse; 'i acres in timber, balance open land;
watered with spring and branches. Price $3UU;
one-third cash, balance 1 and 2 years.
4S-acro farm, near Coyncr's Springs; 5-room
cottage; good stab'o and barn; one tenement
bouse; 30. i fruit tree?; farm under good fence.
Price $5UC; one third CMb, balance 1 and 3 years.
43-acre farm. 5 tulles from city, near Cayc
Spring; 30 acres in timber, balance In cultivation;
land level and in good condition; 2-room log
house; watered with spriugs and branch. Price
?800;one-third cash, balance 1 and 3 yen-p.
75-acre farm. 6 miles from city; 4-rooni frame
dwelling; stable and barn: 30or 40 acres in tim?
ber, balance In cultivation; S acres good bottom
land; 11)1) anpla trees; t*rtn well euppllcd with
water. Price $750; one-third cash, ha'uucc on
130 acres. 5 miles from city, near Holland's; 5
room dwelling; 50 acres in timber, 40 acres in
grass, balance In cultivation and nndcr good
fence. Price $1,550; one half cash, balance 1 and
3ft acres, fi miles sonth of city; 10 acres in
timber, 15 in cultivation: 5-room, comfortable
dwelling; good orchard; f?rm well supplied with
water. Price S'.kjO; onc-thlrd cash, balance 1 and
?7-room house on Tazewcll ave. e. e.. large lot.
Price $t,C50; c ish $10; monthly $10 per month.
?i room houso on Stuart ave s. e. Price (bOO;
cash $8: monthly payments $8.50.
5 room ftonse on Elmwood sr.. e. e. Price $625;
cash $25; monthly payments $7.
0 room on Tazewell ave. s. e.. lot 4nxl3'.t. Price
$1.C00; cash $1(1; monthly payments $10.
ii-room bouse, newly papircd; lot 73x150 feet,
nice location. Prico $2,rUU; eis? $250; monttny
ti room house corrcr lot, Southeast. Price
$S0(l; cash $100; monthly payments $S 50.
16 room honse on Jefferson st., wtb all modem
Improvements. Price $2,35- ; cash $350; balance
$20 per month.
11 room bouse on Jefferson St., large lot, stable
and carriage honte. Price $3,20J; cash $3eu;
balar.ee $31 per month.
Nice house on corner of Seventh ave. and Koa
ncke st. Price $1,U0T: easy payments.
S-room house, earner lot. Southwest, near In.
Price $l.t>K); small cas-h payment
7 room h nsc, Seventh are. s. w., full-sized
lot. Prlcu $l,0t0; one.third cash; balance one
and two years.
7-room bouse, marble mantles, hard wood
finished, nicely papered; cost to build $2,10o;
now $1 300; cash $h 0: balance $12 Ml per month.
7-room bouse, good locelou. Northwest Price
$1,0U); cash $10C; balance $13.50 per month.
Nice ne%v cottage, cost tu build $1,1(N'; corner
lot; now $501': cash $.">c; balance $8 per month.
b-room house. Northwest; tard wood finish,
new range, stable, lot 50x150. Price $1,300; cash
$2L0; balance $15 per month.
4-room bouse. Northeast, close to shops. Prlco
?4')0; cish $1; balance $1 per month.
ti-room bouse, corner lot. Northeast. Price
$1125; cash $35; balance $0 per month.
Two C-room house-, North*ast, larstc lot. Price
f WO; casli $C0; balance $10 per month.
Wo have also m- ny desirable bargains In well
located business property, llonses for rent and
T. W. SPINDLE & CO.,
lot Jefferson Btreet, Koanoke, Va.
?CHOOL9 and COLiIjBGEB.
? THE SIXTH SESSION OF ?
MISS -:- WHITEHURST'S -:- SCHOOL
Will Reopen September 9th.
For Terms apply 503 Uampball St. S. W
CH AR LOTTES VI LLE, VA.
Letters, Science, Engineering, Law. Medicine.
SesaloiE In gl us l .ith September.
Tuition in Academical Schools freo to Vir
?))il><ns. Kor catalogues nddress
WM. M. THORNTON. LL.D.. Chairman.
PAIoMS I T?!i,h v"a,r
' Ul.I.I'-HI'.t i Instruction.
1710 Chestnut ht., i Situations
Branches. I Philadelphia. | Fumishi?.!.
The maximum of knowlcdir? at tho minimum of coat.
KVH?/or<ire?lar?. T1IKO. W. PAMjS. 1'rC.t.
Rfltnon's Relief cures Sick-Headnclr
Neuralgia, Crnmrs, Cholera Morb ^
Diarrhoea, &c. 25c for Ur^; bottle.
never use more than
? o-thirds as much Cotto
...nc us you would of It...
Ig Whcu fryiug with Cottolcnc al- ,
--arc ways put it in a cold pan, heating
:^it with the pan. Cottolcuc pro-M
ducesthc best results when very TO
hot, but as it reaches the cooking
point much sooucr thuu lard, care
I should be taken not to let it burn
,^Jj?when hot enough, it will deli
'vj^ catcly brown a bit of bread in half m
^V^f a minute. Follow these directions Ql
;^iu using Cottolcne aud laid will !||
=?g| never again be permitted in your jjl
kitchen or in your food. Genuine Dil!
I Cottol cue is sold everywhere in tins
* with trade-marks?4' Cotiolene' 'and
steer's head in cotton-plant wreath
?on every tin
THB N. K. PAIRBANK COMPANY,
St. Louis and Chicago
What's the Use of Waiting ?
"They " sny "nil things como to him who waits," but wo have not
been waiting, und wo don't propose to wait. "Wo KNOW our prices
are right, our work A-l, and if you don't
bring us work wo will come after it, in one
way or nnothcr, cither by bringing to your
notice our prices, facilities and quality of .
To BALL & MAY, Dr.
execution, or personal interviews. "\Vo nro
not grumbling; far from it. "Wo'Vo had our
shii.ro; we uro still getting our share. But wo
hnvo placed at your disposal a modern, and ;
almost ideal, printing establishment, with
such facilities as to command admiration from all with whom we f
hnvo business intercourse. "Wo uro not waiting; haven't time to wait. |
An Up-to-Date Printing Office.
One of the vows tho writer made when ho wns "dovil'' in a
country printing office was, in effect, that if ho ever owned or man?
aged a printing establishment, it would bo kept clean, at least by
comparison. At that time he hardly felt tho force of tho vow, for ho
has learned after years of experience that it is necessary immediately
after ono "going over" to start at tho beginning and go over it all
again. It never ends?Just like a housekeeper's duties?but not like
the boy who sees no uso in washing his faeo beeauso it will get
soiled again. But, a clean printing establishment is just us necessary
for tho proper execution of work in our lino ns light aud heat and
power. And the vow has been kept. Como and see.
We Do Not Believe
There is another city in the Stuto which sends such a small propor?
tion of its orders for printing and blank books away to our Northern
friends as Roanoke. All honor to our bankers and business men;
that is?most all of it. "\Ve must reservo a little, as this is our
One of tho things which has contributed largely to tho success of
our establishment is the systematic working "together" of all our
forces in all departments. This has reduced
to a minimum the "lost motion" which is
usually to be found in large industries. If
a minute can be saved here, another there,
it is done?an hour is gained?tints we talco
care of tho fleeting moments. Five minutes
wasted daily by each of our employes would moan the interest on
$10.000 a year. In these days of close margins each moment of
time must bo productive.
Quite Recently, Too
The times are hard, money tight, everything handled econom?
ically?but it cannot possibly stay that way. So we are pushing
("not shoving") ahead, just as though good times wero upon us.
"We cannot allord to lag behind or worry; but in limes of peace wo
are preparing for war. And when it comes wo will have an estab?
lishment that can take care of anything that comes?and things that
do not come now. Recently we placed an order for one of tho
largest lots of new type ever given at one time in Virginia.
We Print Anything
That can bo desired or devised irom movablo type, paper and ink?
and brains. Brains are just as important in our work as paper or ink
or type. It is tho combination that tells. "Wc do not mean to be
egotistical at all; but combining these things to bring forth a harmo?
nious result has been our study?and wo do claim to know our
business right thoroughly.
On the Second Floor
A long row of small presses, used for cards, envelopes, statements,
note beads, tickets and small work. Here, also, is probably the most
wonderful piece of mechanism in our establishment?tho Railroad
Ticket Printing Machine. Think of it the next time you purchase
your ticket. Secured behind iron bars and double locks, it at once
suggests government bonds, with all these safeguards.
On this floor is the type-setting department, where expert mind? and
fingers think and act rapidly and correctly, interpreting at times hand?
writing that would make Horace Greeley turn green with envy.
Large, extra largo fonts of type permit the handling of very large
orders in a most satisfactory and expeditious manner. Our force in
this department can set up about as many pages in a day ns a man
can read. A plentiful supply of? Algebraical, Astronomical, Geometri?
cal signs and characters, acconto letters, and "odd sorts" enable us
to handle difficult and intricate work in special lines.
On the Top Floor
Is our Blank Rook Manufactory, ruling machines, including on
which is probably the largest south of Philadelphia; our various wire
stitchers, which will tako wire from a spool, cut it tho proper length,
shape it, and drive through a book three-fourths of inch thick, or
ono not so thick, 120 a minute; then our poging and numbering
machines, board and paper cutters, book presses, which exert a
pressure of twenty tons or more, perforating, punching and eyeleting
machines, and tho engraving department?which latter is an innova?
tion for this section.
And Our Stock-Room!
If some of our friends who usually buy a quiro or so of paper at a
time, could look in upon this department, they would not cease won?
dering for days. "We do not exaggerate a particle when wc say you
can see A TON OF A KIND; yes, TEN TONS OF A KIND.
You sny: "What, ten tons of ono kind of paper in a town like
Roanoke?" That's what wo 6aid. Come and see. And, besides,
hundreds of other kinds of plain, fancy and unique; there are stacks
of card-board, of a kind, its high ns a man, and ho need not be a
What Can We Not Do
"With such facilities? A card, a circular, note head, envelope, pam
phlet, prico list, catalogue, book, railroad rate sheet or time table, a
ruled blank or a 1000-page ledger, on any or all, wo assure our
friends wo tiro AT HOME, from January 1st to December 31st,
The Stone Printing and Ma^nfacturing Co.,
Printers, Engravers ^rui Blank Book Manufacturers,
ppoiila Holel Roanoke. nAAuru/r? ?.
EOW. U. STONE. Preiidrnt. ? ? RQANQKE, VAi