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What's the Use of Waiting?
"They " Bay "all things como to him who waits,'1 hut wo havo not
boon waiting, ami wo don't propose to wait. Wo KNOW our prices
uro right, our work A-l, and if you don't
To BALL & MAY, Dr.
bring us work v/o will como after it, in ono
way or another, either by bringing to your
notico our prices, facilities nnd quality of
execution, or personal interviews. "Wo are
not grumbling; far from it. We've bad our
sharo ; wo aro still getting our share. But wo
havo placed at your disposal a modern, and
almost ideal, printing establishment, with
Buch facilities as to command admiration from all ith wbom we
havo business intercourso. Wo aro not waiting; haven't timo to wait.
An Up-to-Date Printing Office.
One of tho vows tho writor mndo when ho was "dovil " in a
country printing office w,ns, in offect, that if ho ever owned or man?
aged a printing establishment, it would bo kept clean, at least by
comparison. At that timo ho hardly felt the forco of tho vow, for ho
has learned after years of experience that it is necessary immediately
after ono "going over" to start at the beginning and go over it all
again. It nevor ends?just like a housekeeper's duties?but not like
tho boy who sees no use in washing his face because it will get
soiled again. But, a clean printing establishment is just as necessary
for the proper execution of work in our lino as light and heat and
power. And the vow has been kept. Como and see.
We Do Not Believe
There is another city in the Stato which sends such a small propor?
tion of its orders for printing and blank books away to our Northern
friends as Boanoko. All honor to our bankers and business mon;
that is?most all of it. Wo must reserve a little, as this is our
We Print Anything
That can bo desired or devised from movable type, paper and ink?
and brains. Brains are just as important in our work as paper or ink
or typo. It is tho combination that tells. We do not mean to be
egotistical at all; but combining theso things to bring forth u harmo?
nious result has been our study?and wo do claim to know our
business right thoroughly.
One of tho thing3 which has contributed largely to tho success o
our establishment is tho systematic working "together" of all our
forces in all departments. This has reduced
to a minimum the "lost motion" which is
usually to bo found in largo industries. If
a minut9 can bo saved here, another there,
it is done?an hour is gained?thus wo take
care of tho fleeting moments. Fivo minutes
BLACK & WHITE,
Attorneys at Law,
P. O. Box 26. RoanoUe, Va.
wasted daily by each of our employes would mean tho interest on
$10,000 a year. In theso 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 ?Iii way. So wo are pushing
("not shoving") abend, just, .e* though good times were upon us.
Wo cannot aflord to lag behind or worry; but in times of peace we
are preparing for war. And when it comes wo will havo an estab?
lishment that can ta':e care of anything that coiner?and things that
do not como now. Recently wo placed an order for ono of tho
largest lots jt new type ever given at ono time in Virginia.
Is just opposite and overlooking tho lawn of Hotel Koanoke, (one of
tho finest hotels in the State,) which gives us a magnificent, bright,
refreshing view at all times. Our business office and press-room are
on the ground floor (along with our prices). Each floor and depart?
ment is connected with the office by Electric Bells, Speaking Tubes,
and Elevators; and all departments aro bountifully supplied with all
kinds of Labor and Time-Saving Appliances.
In Our Press-Room
Can bo seen the rapid, diminutive and monster cylinder presse?,
including the famous "Promise Keeper," turning out thousands upon
thousands of sheets every day. Our largest nnd best paper cutting
machine, the automatic cutting knife sharp?
ener, and tableting appurtenances aro on
this floor. Tho wonderful and powerfu'.
electric motor, which propels the machines
on all three floors, is also on this floor. Over
in ono corner, hardly noticeable, is kept in
readiness, as a supplementary power, an
improved Gas Engine, to bo attached at
momentary notice, in case of accident to the
electric motor, or for other causes. This precludes tho possibility of
a "bole" on the power question.
On the Second Floor
A long row ol small presses, used. for cards, envelopes, statements,
noto beads, tickets and small work. Uere, also, is probably tho most
wonderful piece of mechanism in our establishment?the Hail road
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 theso safeguards.
Op this floor is tho type-setting department, where expert minds 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 typo permit the handling of very largo
orders in a most satisfactory and expeditious manner. Our forco in
this department can set up about as many pages in a day as a man
can read. A plentiful supply of Algobraical, Astronomical, Geometri?
cal signs and characters, accento letters, and "odd sorts" enablo us
to handlo difficult and intricate work in special lines.
On the Top Floor
Is our Blank Book Manufactory, ruling machines, including on
which is probably tho largest south of Philadelphia; our various wire
stitchers, which will tako wiro from a spool, cut it the proper length,
shape it, and drivo through a book three-fourths of inch thick, or
one not so thick, 120 a minute; then our pnging 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 n quiro or so of paper nt a
time, could look in upon this department, they would not ccaso won?
dering for days. We do not exaggerate a particlo when wo say you
can see A TON OF A KIND; yes, TEN TONS OF A KIND.
You say: "What, ten tons of ono kind of paper in a town like
Roanoke?" That's what we said. Como and see. And, besidos,
hundreds of other kinds of plain, fancy nnd unique; thoro nro stacks
of card-board, of a kind, as high as a man, and ho need not bo a
What Can We Not Do
With, such facilities? A card, a circular, note head, envelope, pnm
phlet, price list, catalogue, book, railroad rale sheet or timo tablo, a
ruled blank or a 1000-page ledger, on any or all, we assure our
friends wo aro AT HOME, from January 1st to December 31st.
The Stone Printing and Manufacturing Co.,
Printers, Engravers and Blank Book Manufacturers,
Oppollo Hotel Roanoko.'
JB. L. BTONE, Proildosf * . ROANOKE, VA,
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MODES AND FASHIONS.
-o Itomovo Orrano With M:ij: ic?1n?Tea
Cuk m mid Table Ornaiiii'uta.
It is said that gronso spots may be. re?
moved from cloth by moistening tho soiled
uirt and rubbing it vigorously with a
piece of magnesia wldoh 1ms also been
molstoned.' Tlio cloth is then allowed to
dry thoroughly, and tho magnesia is
fcmall dry cake8?nro always served with
tea in Purls, and a napkin is also given.
When coffee Is served in tho drawing room,
napkins aro not given.
Violets continue to 1)0 go fashionable
thut thoy aro seen in all varlotios of deco?
ration. A new toaolotb is mado of fine,
plain linen and has a wido hemstitched
border, above which is n broad pattern of
violets and leaves worked in colored silks.
French china with a violot pattern would
of course go with this cloth, and real vio?
lets would form the table ornamouts.
It- is prognosticated that tho Louis
Quinzo bodice, now so much in vogue,
will lead to a decided change of mode, and
that boforo very long, but what direction
the new departure will tako does not sooni
to bo settled.
Tho balloon sleeve has gono tbrotigh a
variety of changes. First it was high,
then it was wide, thon it wns lowered to
tho lovel of tho shoulder, then droppod bo
low it. Now it is draped and trimmed In
various ways nnd is far less rigid than if
was. Tho tlpht forearm continues in fa?
vor, although bishop sleoves aro occasion?
ally seen on jnckets nnd gowns. Tho closS
lower portion of tho sleeve is trimmed with
gnlloon, buttons or other flat ornamenta?
tion or has a turn back cuff moro or Ios9
flaring. Tho sleovo puff is caught up with
ohoux or adorned with cascades of laco
and ribbons or with tubs decorated liko
Plain gowns of lnrgo flowored LouU
Seizo silks aro very picturesquo with tha
accompaniment of a Mario Antoinette
fichu of white gauzo, full and ruffled,
which Is crossed on tho bosom and disap?
pears under tho bolt.
A sketch is given of a ball gown for n
young girl. It is of rose nnd white glnco
silk with light green stripos. Tho godci
skirt is plain. Tho bodice has a square
dccollotago which is bordered by a band of
gulpuro. Tho balloon sleoves have a puffed
epaulet of silk and aro flnishod nt tho el?
bow by n band and knot of roso satin rib?
bon. A largo bow of ribbon is placed a)
tho left side of the decolletage, and from i4
a band of ribbon Is carried across tho front
of tho bodice to tho how which closes the
bolt on tho right side.
Luce, Embroidery nnd Flowers Adorn the
Lovely Creation* of the Parialan Modiate.
Evening gowns are nearly all combina?
tion ones, and embroidery is lavishly uscil
on plain satins and broosdos. It is work?
ed on tho material itself In floral nnd con?
ventional patterns, and somo of tho sklrU
aro exquisitely ornamented with a design
of sprays of flowers. Gowns of this de?
scription aro often additionally adorned bj
bouquets of flowers of the same kind n3
thoso shown in tho embroidery.
Tho utmost powers of the modistn nra
this year concentrated on dinner gowns.
Lace, flowers, sparkling embroideries and
jewels aro used in profusion, but a'.l
buckles, buttons and similar ornaments at
least appear to servo some purpose nnd tiro
not merely placed capriciously with the
ovldont intention of merely making n dis?
play. The bodice may bo high, half lotf
or with the full decolletage, in which cafe
it differs little from a hallcorsago in trim?
ming. This may consist of a bcrthn, dra?
peries, passementerie, bands of flowers and
particularly borders of fur. The fashion
of wearing flowers tuckod in the bolt is
again revived and Is youthful and becom
ing. Velvet brocade and silk of all degroos
of richness form magnificent dinner
gowns, while lighter goods, such ns blnck
embroidered tuilo, gauzo, lnoussolino de solo
and thin silk crepons, aro utllizod for the
same purpose. Floworod tnffotns and satins
compose Louis Quinzo and Louis Koizo
costumes which aro charmingly graceful
Tho bodices of tho last mentioned styles
aro modified to suit all purposes nnd all
ages and are seen on tho stToet ns well ns
in tho dining and hall room. It is by no
means necessary to have n skirt of tho
samo material as tho coat. Indeed In
somo cases a difference is rather desirable,
provided that harmony is preserved. If
tho coat 1? of black brooadod with bright
flowers and bus a white vest, it looks hot?
ter over an entirely black skirt than it
would over ono of tho same flowered goods.
Tho sketch shows a ball corsage of cream
moussellno de sole over pnlo blue silk. Tho
bodice is very full and has n short, gather?
ed basque. The square decolletage Is bor?
dered by a pulling of niousseline do sole,
and the edge of the balloon sleeves is sim?
ilarly finished. A garland of pink flowers
passes ovor one shoulder, and a chou is
placed upon the other. The belt is of white
satin embroidered with pearls.
NEW SKIRTS AND BODICES.
t)ark Cloth Will ricuro Iu Sprlnc Cos
Tho question of walking costumes for*
itarly sprint: is already being agitated, and
volvot, cloth and wool needs of close tex
turo nro indicated as tho preferred fabrics
for such gowns. Tho stylo will bo rolatlvo
ly Bitnplo, tho trimming being rich, hut
not profuse. Chestnut mordoro, dark sap?
phire, otnornld green, bottlo groon, myrtlo
groou, pansy mul vlolot nro to ho tho favor,
ito colors for cloth niid volvot.
Cloth skirts will ho trlmmod with ntltch
ing or with narrow cords and galloons put
on in many regular rows.
It is tho bodice which will display what
variations nro to husccn. Thoro is a murk
ed tondonoy toward tho introduction of
trimmings of embroidery on whlto cloth or
on n ground of tiic samo color ns tho OIU
broidory. Tboso goods nro employed for
vests, plastrons, collars and rovers.
There aro throo InUuencos! now noting
upon the mode, ? lingering romombrnnoo
of the omplro fashions modifying tho now
or valols and Louis Selzo modos?newer,
that Is, in tho way of fashionable revival.
Among these three types tlioro should ho
something suitable for every woman, with
more or loss modification. Tho nmpiro
Btylo is ono which does not combine well
with others and which is tho antithesis of
tho rococo fashions of Louis Qulnzo nnd
Louis Seize, being severe and classical in
its principles, which are copied from tho
antique. Tho eighteenth century stylos, on
the other hand, are coquettish, full of de?
tail and absolutely wrong from tho Greek
standpoint, which demandsroposo, dignity
and pure harmony In nil Bohomes of drosA
In spite of tho cry that dlfforent bodices
nro out of dato, many of tho host Parisinn
modistes nro making costumes In which
tho skirt and bodlco aro not just nliko.
Tbo plcturo, for oxamplo, shows nn even?
ing gown in which tho plain godct skirt U
of rose satin, while tho corsago is of whlto
silk gauze gathered OVOr a fitted lining of
rose sutln. Tho square docolletago is bor?
dered by a ruono of gnuzo. Brotollloa of
roso satin aro fastened on tho shoulders by
coques of satin. Tho gnuzo sleeves aro en?
circled by a ruch of gauze and tiro adorned
witli roso bows. A knot of roso satin is
placed at tbo front of the decollotage, and
the bolt Is of roso sat in.
Fur Toques?Chinchilla nnd Sahln Tall*.
Fashionable Flowers anil Colors.
Dahlias In all similes of red are tho most
favored flowers in millinery, while red nnd
crimson roses witli their folingo nro also
very fashionable,and violets and snowdrops
divide tho honors that, remain.
Large black velvet hats nro scon, trim?
med with Immense doublo bows of black
and white fiat in ribbon, tho whlto sctln bo?
ll AT AND COAT,
ing usod for tho front bow. Black plumes
ami violotB usually comploto tho adorn?
Fur Is still omployed a groat deal in hats
' nnd bonnets, although toquos made entire?
ly of fur Bavo not had a long roign of ox
tromo popularity. Tho newest of theso fur
toques is composed of fahle and chinchilla
and is throo cornorcd, tho trimming con?
sisting of sablo tails nnd pasto buoklos.
Hoadwcar all of fur is moro appropriate for
skating than for anything elso nnd is
principally fnvorod by devotees of the
sport. Embroidered toques of hairy cloth
ornamented with a band of sablo and
shaded quills aro novelties.
White laco Is draped on many of tho
season's hats, oven those dark or medium
tone ones intended for ordinary wonr.
Where tho hair of tbo wearor is dark a bit
of white or cream lace placed under tho
brim of the hat has a very good effect.
JU1 shades of greon aro worn, and thoro
seems to bo n particular liking for brig.it
emerald shndes. Theso aro soon ofton In
combination with clear blues, nnd if tho
association is properly contrived It is rather
pleasing, especially if It is harmonized by
tho addition of a little black and whlto.
Thero seems to bo no diminution In tho
popularity of paste buckles nnd ornaments.
Tho small onus nro in bettor taste than tho
hugo ones sometimes seen and nro ronlly
moro offectivo, tho jowol idea being hotter
carried out by a limited oxpanso of glitter
than by n largo mass of sparkling stones.
Tho sketch illustrates a hat and coat en
suite. Tho ooat is of light gray cloth nnd
is oloso fitting, with rippled basques. Tbo
collar of blue volvot lined with gray silk
la square behind, while In front It forms
rovers and continues In coquillos to tho
edge of tho coat. Tho high collar and the
culTs aro also of blue velvet and aro bor?
dered, like the largo collar and rovers, by
u stitched bund of gray cloth. Tho bat of
irrny felt is trimmed with a profusion of
Mack plumes and a drapery of bluo velvet
'astcned by u bueklo In front.
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