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' CONTRASTS OF SEWING WOMEN.
AuVntitngos of tho Factory Girl In tho
Country Over Her Sister In tho City.
You may seo in any one of perhaps a
hundred shops in this city colorless, 6ad
eyed, dingily clad women beudiiig over
cowing machines tuuid sqnalid sur?
roundings, with no out loo!; save through
a window opening upon a sordid street.
You may see in ;it loast a score of coun?
try villages ."?0 miles from any great
city a crowd of neatly clad, happy look?
ing girls mid women busied with like
tasks, but amid clean and pleasant sur?
roundings, with glimpses of a smiling
landscape through every window.
Tho New York women, released from
their toil, hasten home to gloomy tene?
ment lodgings and unwholesome fare.
The village girls troop from tin* factory
to modest but clean and pleasant homes,
wherp food is fresh and abundant. Tho
New York sewing iiiuohino woman is
nu insignificant unil in a great com*
munity. She feels daily tho pressure of
her fellows that uro ready to take her
place and her earnings. She hears from
embittered men ami women talk of the
rights of labor ami the greed of wealth.
Sho knows that her earnings would not
keep some of her rich sisters incut Hi w
618. Whenever sho stirs out of her own
dingy quarter, it is to see at every step
evidence of the luxury in which some
live and of the contrast between he?
lot and theirs.
The village factory girl has hardly
heard that there is a labor problem. Her
$200or $250 a year, earn* dat the sewing
machine, clothes her well, procures for
her small luxuries and helps to keep tint
family above want. She makes little
pleasure trips hither nnd you when work
is slack ami looks forward with confi?
dence to in arri age nnd a homo of hot
own, clean, sweet ami comfortable. She
never sees among her follow townsfolk
ono who has any essential comfort thai
6ho lacks, and nine women out of ten
in the village have less to spend on
dress than sho has. She never sees a
hungry or ragged person, unless it be
nu occasional tramp, and she hardly
grasps the meaning of what she now
and then hears about, the lives of the
poor in great cities.
The New York slave to Iho sewing
machine lives half an hour from tho
heart of the western world and may, if
sho will, on any night seo Broadway
and its throngs by electric, light. Tho
village factory girl believes that sho
would be happy to give up all her com?
forts for the other's privilege of seeing
at will tho splendors of the great city.
Tho New York sewing woman would
not, if sho could, change places with
tho village factory girl.?New York
A Turfiiinn'rt Talc.
A New Jorsoymnn (old mo a good
story the otlu r day on ono of our fore?
most turfmen, a man whose name is
perhaps printed offener than that of
uny other connected with racing in
America. A good many years ago this
turfman, who was not. then deep in tho
racing business, arrived in Jersey City
with a trainload of mustangs from tho
plains of Texas. Ho know nothing of
tho luws of tho stato nor of tho ordi?
nances of tho city. Ho knew that ho
Wanted to sell his mustangs and thought
tho best way to do it was to sell them
at auction. Being somewhat gifted in
speech, ho determined that ho would be
his own auctioneer. The sale started out j
voll. Fair prices were realized. Sud?
denly ir was interrupted by policemen,
who demanded a view of our friend's
"License?" ho said amazed. "What
license? I haven't any licenso of any
"Well, you can't soil horses in this
city without a license. You'll havu to
come along. No monkey business with
Of course ho went along, \m, he- was
lucky enough to find at court a friend (a
lawyer), who went bail for him in tho
:>um of $50. Then tho lawyer said:
"A license costs$200. Yon arc under
bends. Go ahead and Ouis.h your sale,
?tolltet your money and skip out. Give
mo $50 to settle the forfeited bond, and
you are $200 ahead of Iho game."
It was done accordingly. Tho turf?
man and his friend nie, in tho St. James
hotel lately and laughed over tho joko.
?New York Press.
Cutting i: Short.
A barl.i r's shop is sometimes a trying
place for men who di. like to hear other
people gossip. Tiio barber, especially if
lio has u little shop and is alone, must
talk to his customers. Hero is a sceno
in a country barber's abop, a full beard?
ed nnd rather sour looking gentleman
being in Ilia chair!
"Hair en;," snys tho customer.
"All right, sir. I.ow'll you have it
"H'm?pnrty short, nr only mid
" Very short."
"H'm?I wouldn't if I was you, sir."
"I don't think very short hair would
jsnit you at all well, sir. "
"Oh, yes, it would. It would suit me
"H'm?what makes yon think so,
"Because I shouldn't havo to come
liere for a long time.1'
"Oh!" The barber cuts away in si
len'.eaud very short.?London Tit-Bits.
One Spoon linoush.
A Boston man traveling through the
Eou.h was obliged to stop over in a
Hinall town whero then; was but ono
hotel, at which the accommodations
ven.> hardly to be (tailed elaborate. When
the colored waiter brought his dinner,
tho Boston man found that ho was to
have roast beef, stowed tomatoes, corn,
poas, potatoes und coffeo, tho vegetables
served in tho usual stono china canoes.
Presently ho said to tho wnitor, "Dick,
pas.fi tho spoons." The waiter rolled his
eyes in genuine amazement. "Spoons,
sah! What yo' wan| with tho spoons?
There's yo' spoon \q yo/corm*^?San
Frondsoo Argonaut, t~* "> "**
THE TELEGRAPHIC "THIRTY."
ll.-.vr the Cipher, Which Is Now Universal,
Had Its Origin.
I attended a funeral tho other day
where thero was a lovely flower pieeo
with the figures ";!0" in tho center.
The deceased had been familiar ull his
lifo witli that signal, having been con?
nected with telegraph or nowspaper
business for nearly 'M years, and yet I
donbt if ever ho or any ono who con?
tributed to tho flower pieeo knew or
dreamed how J30 camo to mean any?
thing, especially finis, or tho end.
As a part in telegraph history I will
explain how this signal, which has
como to mean so much, had its origin.
Like a great many other oxpressioua, it
was slat ted accidentally, as it were. In
tho infancy of tho telegraph business
dispatches were sent paid or collect,
many of them abbreviated in telegraph?
ing, and ull newspaper dispatches wore
not only abbreviated, but sent collect
Thero were no news agencies then, as
now, and papers had friends in all tho
towns, who were authorized to send
them dispatches to bo called for.
Every beginner in tho art of teleg?
raphy was given a book of abbrevia?
tions and signals, which ho had to com?
mit to memory and practice till ho be
caine expert in their uso. Among thoso
signals that of 'M was found, and it
meant "coliect pay at tho other cud."
Whether a uows dispatch or common
business inessagt?, if not prepaid, tho
signal 30 was attached. As all press
dispatches were paid for where received,
they all had 00 at tho end. So when
news agencies began their work tho sig?
nal was retained, for they were still
paid for where received.
This signal has como in theso days to
bo a universal finis to all press dis?
patches, private, special and general,
and a secondary moaning, or perhaps,
better, a legendary meaning attaches
itself as "the end" and is a proper and
beautiful expression of tho finis of a
telegraph operator or any other person.
It well may bo a signal to tho spirit?
ual dispatch of a human soul to tho
great center of rewards and as a notice
to estimate its value when received and
"collect pay at tho other end."?St.
Dow They Hound Dp Delinquent Debtor*
In Cultured Boston.
"Just wait tili I catch him in Bos?
ton. Then I'll make him como to the
center," remarked an angry man the
other day while roasting a theatrical
manager who owed him a few hundred
dollars for services rendered. I told him
that I supposed hit would then clap the
debtor into the Charles Street jail.
"That's just what I will do if lover
catch him there, you bet." And then
the mad actor explained how easy it
was to get oven with people of that sort
in tho Hub. No matter what tho debt,
nor where or how it was contracted, all
one has to do is to enter a complaint
and that settles it. If ono who owes is
averse to notoriety, he'll hardly take
tho poor debtor's oath, which releases
him for a certain number of years, but
does not wipe out his obligations, but
will linger in tho hostile until ho can
interest Iiis friends or realize on his col?
lateral and settle.
I know several New Yorkers who
havo run against creditors in tho bean
burg and havo suffered. Somo joke
ubont their incarceration and tho ques?
tions put tu them during the process of
administering tho poor debtor's oath,
but most all agree that tho Boston law
is a puritanical provision that should
be materially amended. Bostoniaus who
aro dodging process servers nro agitat?
ing a change that, will permit them to
pay,up on tho installment plan instead
of being forced to casli in tho full
amount or remain a guest of tho Charles
street hotel. If such a law was on tho
New York statute hooks and was en?
forced here?well, tho Tombs or some
othei prison would be holding hundreds
who now look as if they owned tho town
instand of merely ow ing the townspeople.
?New York Letter in Pittsburg Dis?
Poisoning iij- Tinned Food.
Somo light is thrown by The Lancet
upon the mysterious cases of poisoning
by tinned food which from time to time
are reported. They nre believed to ho
due to neglect of the caution against
eating tinned foods (lint have been ex?
posed to tlu> air for some time after be?
ing opened. Tho exact manner in which
poisonous substances, technically known
as "ptomaines," 010 generated so rapid?
ly is not known with certainty, but tho
fact that they are produced in BufHoicnt
quantity to cnuso very grave symptoms
of poisoning have been brought out in a
multitude of iustnuccs. In one well
known case the first half of the contents
of a tin of lobster was consumed with
no ill effect, but tho rest a few days aft?
erward proved extremely poisonous. It
is suggested that as a safeguard manu?
facturers might label the tins with same
such notice as "Tho contents of this tin
uro perfectly wholesome when oaten
fresh from tho tin and afford good
food, but the public is advised not to
ex peso tho contents for any length of
time to the injurious influences of tho
atmosphere" The Laucet writer even
Hoes so far as to suggest that somo such
warning might bo insisted on hy thn
legislature. ?Li union News.
Where We Are (ioing.
I find tho groat thing in this world
IS not so much wlioro we stand as in
what direction wo are moving. To reach
the pert of heaven wo must sail some?
times with tho wind and sometimes
against it, hut wo mr.st saii and not
drift, nor lie at anchor.? -Oliver Wen?
Ills Money All in ?toeks.
"There's money in stocks," said Iho
01011 who is young and enthusiastic.
"Yes," replied his seasoned friend,
"I'm sure there is. I havo been pot?
ting half my salary thero for tho last
four years, and it's all there yot."?
Washington Starv_ '
That Tired l-'f.-linjc
Is a cotnmon complaint, and It is a
dangerous symptom It means that the
system is debilitated because of impure
blood, and in this condition it is
especially liable to attacks of disease.
Hood'j Saraaparilla is the remedy for
this condition, and also for that weak?
ness which prevails nt the change of
season, olimato or lifo.
Hood's Pills act easily, yet promptly
and elllciently, on tho bowels and liver.
Lessons In German.
I wii.i. give lessons in tho German
language Am a natlvo of Germany and
a practical teaoher of the German
language; also lessons in drawing and
painting. Terms moderate. A. L.
MOVES, 231 Fourth avenue n. w.
Ik you wish to get the boat quality of
coal and wood buy it from W. K. An?
drews & Co., 210 Salem avenue. Listen
for tho jingle of the bells.
A wonder!til Improvement in Frinlnn Feednnnd
<;iu-ltnck. Back motion of Carriage three tiuica
as fust us any other In tho market. Friction
Clutch Feed) causing all the Heed gearing to stand
still wtitif hacking; atrent Bovine In power and
Wear. Write for clrxuhirs and prices; furnished
free upon application. Also Spring Tooth ltnr
roivn, liny Itiiln-h, Cullivntnr?, Corn Plant?
er s, Shel hth, etc. Mention this jxipcr.
HENCH & DR0MG0LD? M*nfrs.. YORK. PA?
is only skin det?.%i
A clear, toft skin beautifies any
face and doubles itr. attractive?
ness. No complexion is so poor hut that^fK
its owner may gain a new share of beauty H'\
by using Or. Hebra's Viola Cream. It is \\ J
not a cosmetic or " wash," but a pure, do
lightful cmolli :nt, which coaxes Nature to
Create a new complexion. It imparts fresh
vitality to the skin, dispelling all redness,
roughness?freckles, pimples, livc'-moles,
blackheads, sunburn and tan. It is abso?
lutely harmless and sure. Sold by druggists
or mailed for 50 cents. Viola Skin-Soap
should lie used in connection with Viola
Cream. Ordinary soaps are liable to he harsh
and impure, but Viola Skin-Soap is perfect
und hastens the good work. All druggists or
mailed for -J5 cent:.. Send for circular.
0. C. U1TT.SEU CO., TULtOO, U.
Stop Throwing Money
Away by Paying
You Can Own a
Home for Very
Head otir Hat and then come and see
UN, for wo cau suvc you money
by Sellin?; you some of the
most Desirable Property
in Town on easy terms.
Rt_ I _7 room dwelling and stable on
It U I- lot. Seventh avenue w, $1,050;
cash t*A ; lulancc on easy terms.
hjn <) _Proom dwelling, corner lot, 50x
I'll ? 130, Sixth street ?. w.. $1,151);
cash $2U'; monthly payments, $15.
hJ n Q _Broom dwelling, sonlhwost,
" II 0? hard wood finish, modern Im?
provements, $2,510; cash $500; monthly payments,
tJn /. _10-room dwelling, with stable
n\J. **. and oarrlage house, large lot.
I'llce $3,000; cash balance $450 a year.
fc!n C _ 10-room dwelling on South Jet
??U. D, ferson, handsomely finished,
with ail modern conveniences, $2,350; cash $S50;
monthly payments, $2d. This Is a great bargain.
sjn fj _5 room dwelling on Holiday
lfU? D- street s. e., large lot, 60 feet
railroad frsnt, $850; $15U cash and $15 per month.
pj- "T _ll-room dwelling, with hath, on
SlSl,. /. Dalo arenue b. e., $1,800; S00
oath; $1? per month.
sMn Q 6-room dwelling, Tazewoll are
isU. 0. nues. o; lot 40x130; $1,1.00; $50
cash and $10 per month.
SJ_ Q 7 room dwelling, Ta/.ewell avenue
R0. ?.*""8- e < $1,060; caBh $5t; monthly $10.
U. I fj _7-room dwelling, Kdgewood
HD? IU street s. e.; $1,0.0; cash $60;
monthly payments $10.
li room dwelling. First avenue
""n w,, noar round house; $1,000;
IItt I 'I * room cottage. Third avenne
HO, I / ,""n. w., $850; cash $50; monthly
$Jn IQ __10 room dwelling, bath room*
i*U. 10- ci liar, store room, corner lot;
northeast; $1,8x1; caah $500; balance, easy pay?
tin l/i 2 story frame dwillinc. First ave
nU I ?????nee n. e.; fiOO; cish $10; monthly
ai_ I r _6-roomdwelllnv; Fifth avcntion.
nU. I 0. e.; $025; cash $25; monthly pay
Wn I C 8-room cottage, sewer connection;
? 0 ID- northeast; $k0; cash $10; monthly
paj mcnls, $5.
Mn 1 "1 7 room dwelling, marble mantels,
H?? I I hardwood finlBh, two squares from
Tetry building; cost to build. $2,20 ; price $1,8C0;
carh $200; balance $12.50 per month.
Large list of fauna In Koinoke and nljoii.lng
counties, amoig them some very iteslti.hle
Truck Farms near this city, which wi will be
glad to ehow pnrcbsscrs at any time.
T.I. SPINDLE & 60.,
104 Jefteraon Street, Soanoke, Va,
tf Shorten it with Cottolene instead of lard and see what a
I crisp crust it will have ; how delicious aud wholesome it will
be. Pie made with Cottolene will do a dyspeptic goad. Do
everybody good because it is good. There is only one secret
in cooking with Cottolene?use but two-thirds as much as you
would naturally use of lard. Follow this rule and Cottolene
mi _ ?. ? .-.?.4- (JonQIno IS Bold oYcrywlicro In ti?
QO UG 1CSL. B,,.i ,r,,r\. in <? >tlun-jilunl vrtaih ..n every tin. Mnilu only
Till1". N. K. KAIKBAN'K COMPANY,
It Ii traile-marsn?"C
? oil every till. Mfttl
M'. I.OI1S mill CHICAGO.
Sometimes Leads to Conviction.
npVip Uopf of our being opened four weeks,
lllC r(LU- at!d our business demanding a
trip to tic North for the express purpose of
purchasing more goods, should ba sufficient
circumstantial evidence to convict the most
incredulous, as follows:
That We Must Be Doing the Business.
That Our Prices Are thellowest.
On this trip we closed out Special Jobs
from reliable manufacturers, who were In
need of cash. These goods are the last of
the regular stock made up by the manufac?
turers of this Fall Trade, who were glad to
close out these lots at tremendous reductions.
ti^S^ Our next "ad." will uote specialties.
This stock will arrive daily from now on,
and we should advise all in search of bar?
gains to wait for this stock before pur?
THE NEW STORE.
FACTS ABOUT BUILDING.
When You Build You Want to Use the Best
and Cheapest Material.
White Pine Doors, Windows and Blinds
ARE THE BEST.
First. Becanae they are mnch lighter.
Second. Bccansc they will cost !t-- to hang
and keep hi repair.
Th'rd. Because they are thoroughly dry and
will uol dhrluk.
Fourth. Because they will not warp and getont
Fifth, liccansc they have n mach smoother
earfacc, with no gaping Joints.
Sixth. Because they will take and hold paint
Seventh. Hecaaee they will last longer.
Eighth. Bccanec tney arc mnch better In every
Use Indian Rock Lime,?u
ISrT" Can furnish you Kiln Dried Dresecd Lum?
ber In any quantity, such as flooring, Siding,
Celling, Base, etc. When in need of any ol these
call at 203 JIOANOKB ST., KOANOKE, VA.
J. H. WILKINSON.
J. H, M?RSTELLER,
IN MARBLE OR GRANITE.
Largest Mu\ Best Selected Stock of
Monuments and Tombstones in Va.
BT*Nothlng hut the Finest Orade of Work
turned ont. Kmploy none bat the finest work?
men. Prices reduced to make room for new ttock.
CALL ANI> INSPECT.
Office and Yards 503 S. Jefferson St.
m MAKE KNOWN
.A PA PICK KOU TBK PEOPLE.
fc'j UK All HV ALL THE PEOPLE.
IN THE TIMES'
ROANOKE STREET RAILWAY.
IN EFFECT SEPT. 10. 18?B.
Norwich. I College. I Vinton. WeBtEiid.
19 IK) U 40
12 40 i P M
1 30 13 90
300 1 00
2 40 j
4 40 I
NorltiK. : Itonuoke
President and General Manager.
S0HKDULK IN EFFKCJT NOV. 3, 1S95.
Westrtonnd Lohvb Boanobe Dally.
7:50 a, m.(Washington and Ohattanooga
limited) for Bristol and the South and
West. Stops only at East Baiford and
PulaBki. Pullman sleepers to New
Urleam and Memphis, dining car at?
G:35 a. m. for Badford, Bluoflwld and
Pooahontas, Pulaski, Brist 1 and all
4:15 p. m. the Chicago Express for Bad
ford, Bluefleld, Pocabontas, Kenova,
Cincinnati, Indianapolis, St. Louis,
Kansas City, Columbus and Chicago.
Pullman Buffet Sleeper Boanoke
to Columbus. Also for Pulaskl,
Wythevillo, Bristol, Knoxville, Chat?
tanooga and intermediate points.
Horth andKaatbnnnd, Laave Hoanohe
11:40 a. m. for Petersburg, Bichmond
11:40 a: m. for Washington, Hagerstown,
Philadelphia and Now York.
10:50 p. m. for Blonmond and Norfolk.
Pullman eleeper Boanoke to Norfolk
and Lynchburg to Blohmond.
10 45 p. m. Washington and Chatta?
nooga limited) for Washington,
Hagerstown, Philadelphia and New
York. Pullman sleepers to Washing?
ton, Philadelphia and New vtrk via
Shenandoah Junction and Bai.imoro
and Ohio railroad. Ston? at HMlins,
Buchanan, Natural Bridge, Buena
Vina, Basic, Shenandoah, Luray and
Durham Division?Leave Lynohr.urg
(Union station dally 2:00 -. nr. tor
South Boston and Durham and Inter?
Wlneton-S-.'.ex D.ti-ion?Laave Boa?
noke (Oni in nation) dally 11:5''a m.
and 7:30 a m. dally, except Sunday
(Campbell street station), or Rocky
jvlount, Msrtinsvllle, Winskon-Salem
and Intervnedlate stations.
For all additional information apply
ticket offloe or to W. B. BBVILL.
General Passenger Agont, Boanoke, Va.
M. F. BBAGG,
Travnllncr Paaaancrer Agfnt.
Ramon's ?rllct core* t>ick-i Jt-JUluone,
Neuralgin,' Cram pa, Cholera Morl.ua.
Diarrhoea, &c. ate for large hr?itl?>
F. W, BROWN,
No. 11 Jefferson St., ROANOKE, Y?.
EVERYTHING IN HARDWARE.
Pipe and Fittings,
Varnish, Glass, &c.
Beet Qualities. Lowest Prices.
F. W. BBOWH'S Harflware,
No. 11 Jefferson SU ROANOKR, VA.
BP/-Sole agents for the sale of Gennlne Oliver
? .i' i, it<a|;eis.
E. L. BELL. n?SjriVANS BROS.
Don't forget, we have moved to W Campbell