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What's the Use of Waiting ?
"Thoy " say '?all things come to him wno waits," but we have no
been waiting, and we don't propose to wait. "We KNOW our prices
are right, our work A-l, and if you don't
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bring ub work we will come alter it, in ou
way or another, either by bringlog to your
notice our prices, facilities and quality o2
execution, or personal interviews. We are
not grumbling; far from it. We've had our
sharo; we are still getting our share. But we
have placed at your disposal a modern, and
almost ideal, printing establishment, with
luch facilities as to command admiration from all ith whom -we
have business intercourse. We aro not waiting; havon't time to wait
An Up-to-Date Printing Office.
One of the vows the writer made when he was "devil" in a
country printing office was, in effect, that if he ever owned or man?
aged a printing establishment, it would bo kept clean, at least by
comparison. At that time he hardly folt the force of tho vow, for he
has learned after years of experience that it is necessary immediately
after ono "going ovor" to start at the beginning and go over it all
again. It novor ends?just like a housekoeper'b duties?but not like
the 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 line as light and heat and
power. And the vow has been kept. Come and see.
We Do Not Believe
There is anothor city n the State which sonds such a small propor?
tion of its ordore 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. Wo must reserve a little, as this is our
\ "own country."
We Print Anything
That can bo desired or devised from movable typo, paper and ink?
and brains. Brains aro just as important in our work as paper or ink
or type. It is the combination that tells. Wo do not mean to be
egotistical at all; but combining theso things to bring forth a harmo?
nious result has boon our study?and we do claim to know our
ouBiness right thoroughly.
One of tho things which has contributed largely to the success of
our establishment is tho systematic working "together" of all our
forces in all departments. This has reduced
to a minimum tho "lost motion" which is
usually to bo found in largo industries. If
a minute can be saved hero, another there,
it is done?an hour is gained?thus wo take
care of tho fleeting moments. Fivo minutes
wasted daily by each of our employes would mean the intorest on
$10,000 a year. In these days of close margins each moment of
timo must bo productive.
Quite Recently, Too
The times nro hard, money tight, everything handled econom?
ically?but it cannot possibly stay that way. So wo aro pushing
("not shoving") ahead, just as though good times were upon us.
Wo cannot afiord to lag behind or worry; but in times of peace we
are preparing for war. And when it comes wo will have an cstnh
nsnment mat can iuku cure 01 anytmng ihm comu:?uuu things ih&*
do not come now. Kecontly we placed an order for one of the
largest lots of now typo ever given at ono timo in Virginia.
On the Second Floor
A long row of small presses, used for cards, envelopes, statements,
note heads, tickets and small work. Here, also, is probably the most
wonderful pieco of mechanism in our establishment?the Railroad
Tickot 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 typo-setting department, "vhere expert rninds and
fingers think and act rapidly and correctly, interpreting at times hand?
writing that would make Horaco Greeley turn green with envy.
Large, extra largo fonts of typo permit the handling of very large
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
car read. A plentiful supply of Algebraical, Astronomical, Geometri?
cal signs and characters, accente letters, and "odd sorts" enable us
to handle difficult and intricate work in special lines.
On the Top Floor
Is our Blank Book Manufactory, ruling machcins, including on
which is probably tho tofgest^south of Philadelphia; our various wiro
stitchers, which will tnko wiro from a spool, cut it the proper length,
Bhape it, and drive through a book threo-fourths of inch thick, or
ono not so thick, 120 a minute; then our paging and numbering
machines, board and paper cutters, book presses, which exert a
pressuro of twenty tons or more, perforating, punching and eyeleting
machines, and tho engraving department?which lnltor is nn innova?
tion for this section.
is just opposite and overlooking the lawn of Hotel Roanoke, (ono oi
the finest hotels in tho State,) which gives us a magnificent, bright,
refreshing view at all times. Our business office and press-room aro
on the ground floor (along with our prices). Each floor and depart?
ment is connected with tho oflico by Electric Bells, Speaking Tubes,
nnd Elevators; and all departments aro bountifully supplied with all
kinds of Labor and Time-Saving Appliances.
In Our Press-Room
Can bo seen tha rapid, diminutive and monster cylinder presses
including tho famous "Promiso Keepor," turning out thousands upon
thousands of sheets every day. Our largest and best paper cutting
machine, tho automatic cutting knife sharp
oner, and tableting appurtenances aro on
this floor. Tho wonderful and powerfu!
electric motor, which propels tho machines
on all three floors, is also on this floor. Ovor
in ono corner, hardly noticeable, is kept in
readiness, as a supplementary power, an
improved Gas Engino, to be attached at
momentary notico, in case of accident to tho
electric motor, or for other causes. This precludes tho possibility of
a "hole" on tho power question.
And Our Stock-Room!
If some of our friends who usually buy a quire or so ol paper at a
timo, could look in upon this department, they would not cease won?
dering for days. Wo 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
Koanoke?" That's what wo said. Come and see. And, besides,
hundreds of other kinds of plain, fancy and unique; thero are stacks
of card-board, of a kind, as high as a man, and ho need not be a
What Can We Not Do
With such facilities? A card, a circular, note head, envolopo, pam
phlot, price list, catalogue, hook, railroad rate sheet or time table, a
ruled blank or a 1000-page ledger, on any or all, we assure our
friends we aro AT HOME, from January 1st to December 31st.
The Stone Printing and Mannfactoring Co.,
Printer?, Engravers and k Book Manufacturers,
Oppuaita Hotel floanoke. _? . .?.. ^ ...
?. L. STONE, Prold.nl ? ROANOKE, VA
BLACK St WHITE,
Attorneys at Law,
P. O. Box 26. Roanoke, Va.
Parker Put His Pedal Extremi?
ties In Evidence.
A CASE OF MISTAKEN IDENTITY.
Remarkable Trial That Aroused Wide*
?pread Interest In 1804?Joseph Parker
and Thomas Hoaj Were Exactly Allko
In Kvory Particular hut One.
At tho beginning of the present century
there lived in Brooklyn a handsome, lusty
young follow who went by tho namo of
Joseph Parker. Ho was a sbip rigger, who
worked steadily at his trade In the day
time and at night did duty as a member of
the city watoh. Parker was married, had
children and was looked upon by hla
friends and acquaintances ob a good citi?
It was therefore a matter of groat sur?
prise when, in the month of October in tho
year 1803, a woman appeared and claimed
that Parker, calling himself Thomas Hoog,
had married her at Havcrstraw, Rocklaud
county, on Christmas day, 180Q. This
woman was Catherine Canklln, formerly
Purkcr protested that ho bad novor scon
tho woman before, but sho produced a
largo number of witnesses who were posi
tivo that ho was tho very mnu who bad
been known to them ns Thomas Hoag in
Havcrstraw iu 1800 and 1801. Ho was ar?
rested for desertion and put on trial twice
in the justices' courts of New York. In
one trial a nonsuit stopped the proceed?
ings; in tho other the court decided that
he was not tho person supposed.
But the Havcrstraw peoplo worn not to
bo gainsaid. They went ufter him again
and baled him to tho court of over and
terminer, where ho was tried for bigamy
beginning on June 22, J801.
The first witness prilled by tho prosecu?
tion was Judge Benjamin Coo of tho court
of common pleas, Rockland county.
"Do you know tho prisoner?" he was
"I know him well. He worked for mo
for a month in Bockland and ate at my
table every doy. I am as much satisfied
that he is tho muu who was known in
Bockland county us Thomns Hoag as I am
that 1 myself am Benjamin Coe. Me ennui
to Rockland first about the beginning of
September in the year 1800. There was
another man with him who passed for his
brother, but did not rcserublo him in the
least. On Christmas day, 1800, I married
him to Catherine Secor. I am positive
about the date, because one of my children
was christened on tho same day."
Following Judge Coo enmo Judge
Knapp on tho witness stand. He also was
"Yes, I know tho prisoner," ho Fold.
"I was with him constantly in Rockland
county for five months during 1800 and
1801. He called himself Thomas Hoag
then. I was at his wedding when ho mar?
ried Catherine Secor. Ho has a great scar
under his foot. I know that because wo
wcro leaping together and I outlcapcd
him, and he said ho used to jump farther
before ho cut himself in the foot by tread
ing on a drawing knife. Thon be pulled
off his shoo and showed mo the scar. I
am positive, that tho prisoner at tho bar is
Catharine Conklln then took the wit?
ness stand. Sho sworo positively that
Parker was the man who, under the name
of Hoag, had married her in Rockland
county on Christmas day, 1800. She also
volunteered tho opinion that the prisoner
was the handsomest man she had over
"Ho was a kind, attcntlvo and afTcc
tionato husband," she said. "I don't
think he would have deserted mo but for
tho man whom bo called his brother. On
tho morning when he went away, in
March, 1801, he seemed to havo something
of importance that bo wanted to say to me,
but tho man he called his brother got in
tho way und prevented him from speak?
Tho proFecution rested here, and Joseph
Chadwick was put on the stund by counsel
for tho prisoner.
"I know tho prisoner at the bar," he
declared. "Ho is a ringer by trade, and
ho worked for mo from September, 1709,
till the spring of 1801. During that time
I. saw him constantly."
Isaac Ryckronn testified that ho bad
known Parker for years. "Toward tho
latter end of 1800 he was with mo work?
ing every day loading a vessel for Captain
Treodwell. Wo began work on Dec. 20,
1S00, und worked steadily till near the
Hid of January, 1801. On Christmas day,
1800, I and Parker wero together. Wo
were working on board tho vessel. I know
It well, because I never worked on a
Christmas day before or since. Wo bor?
rowed a screw that doy to help us pack the
cotton in tho hold."
Tho screw was borrowed from Elizabeth
Mitchell, and she romombercd it well, be?
cause the men returned it broken.
"I remember that it was Christmas day,
1800, when Parker borrowed that screw,"
sho said. "I offered him some spirits to
drink, but ho preferred n glass of wine,
Which I got for him. I have known Parker
for years and knew his family intimately.
He could not havo been absent from tho
city without my knowing it."
Counsel for the defense put on the wit?
ness stand the captain of the city watch,
who testified that Parker was doing duty
In New York under him at the very time
that Hoag was courting and marrying in
Rocklaud county. Some of Parker's com?
rades on tho watch wero also called on to
testify, including the man who shared bis
post with him. These were all positivo
that Parker was with them during tho
time Cathorlne Could in and her witnesses
Enid ho was in Rockland county.
But tho prosecution was not beaten yet. j
It had a further means of identifying j
Parker as Hoag. This was by marks and j
peculiarities. It got its second innings
and put Moses Anderson, his wife, IjB
vinin Anderson, and their daughter, Mur
garot Secor, on tho stund. Those had all '
known Hoag very well. Ho had worked j
for Anderson for ton days when he first \
wont to Rooklnnd county. Afterward ho
had gone to Anderson's house every Satur
day night and staid till Monday morning.
"Hoag had a scar on his forehead and n
mark on his neck," said Mr. Anderson.
"He also had a largo scar on his foot, be?
tween tho heel and the ball. He got that
from stepping on n drawing knife, so ha
told mo. Hoog also had a shrill voice; ha
spoke very quickly and lisped a llttlo. I
am quite satisfied that the prisoner is the
man I knew as Hoag."
An examination was hero made, and
Parker was found to havo tho scar on bin
forehead, and tho mark on bis neel.
which distinguished Hoag. He had tha
peculiarities of speech noted by Anderson,
lisping, speaking quickly and in a shrill
Lnvinla Anderson testified to the Scars.
Hong had shown her, that under his foot
as well as thnt on his forehead,
Margaret Sccor testified: "I used to
comb nud tlo Hong's hair every Sunday.
Therefore I have often seen tho scar. The
scar that Parker has on his forehead is the
samo. Besides, I know him by the voico,
tho shrug, tho walk, tho lisp. It is im?
possible that I could bo mistaken."
Tho trial lasted four days, and, as the
controversy over Parker's identity had
been raging for a year, thorewas muoh in?
terest, und the courtroom was crowded.
It appeared that both sides could multi?
ply witnesses indefinitely, and that men
and women of good character and who
wero entirely disinterested contradicted
each other with a positivenoss and a par?
ticularity that has seldom been paralled.
Court, counsel, jury nnd spectators alike
were puzzled. At length the counsel for
tho prosecution said:
"A number of tho witnesses for tha
peoplo huvu testified thnt tho man whom
thoy huvu known as Thomas Hoog bad
upon hlu foot a. great scar, caused by his
having stepped upon a druwlnc knife. I'
this man Is Thomas Houg, ho will have
that scar. In all other respects tho iden?
tification of tho prisoner with Hong is
complete. We demand, therefore, that bo
remove his boots nnd show his feet to tlw
"Wo consent," crlctl the counsel for tho
Ofl caino Parker's boots, nnd bis fecS
wero put on the counsels' tu bio, where the
jury could examine them thoroughly.
There was no sign of a scar on them. Tho
jury acquitted tho prisoner without leav?
ing their seats, but tho Havcrstrnw folks
went away still convinced that ho was
Hoag, and had got rid of the scar by
means of legerdemain.
Parker lived many years in tho city of
Now York after this, says the Brooklyn
Citizen, but never did ho hear anything
further about bis mysterious double, who
"bad so nearly brought about his imprison?
SUICIDE AMONG DOCTORS.
Why It I? More Common Than In Other
Statistics show that the medical profes?
sion is more prono to suicide than any
other. During the last thrco years tho
number of suicides occurring among phy?
sicians has been, respectively, 45, 60 and
47 per annum, an average of nearly 1 to
2,000, or, as tho death rate among tho phy?
sicians is about 25 to 1,000, nearly one
fiftieth of all tho deaths in tho profession
have been by suicide. It has been suggest?
ed that nn explanation of this tendency
may be found in the development of mor?
bid fancies In the mind of a doctor, on ac?
count of his constant association with the
sick and (lying, or of an actual indiffer?
ence to death, or because ho has tho requi?
site knowledge of how to die painlessly and
A medical journal dissents from all
these views and holds that tho leading
factor is tho accessibility of poisonous
drugs, which nro almost invariably used.
Suicide is largely a mntter of insnno im?
pulse. Imagine a man fatigued in body
and depressed in spirits?us tho doctor
very often is?swayed by nn overwhelm?
ing conviction of tho utter weariness of
life to the impulse of suicide. If he has
to put on his hat and walk to the drug
I store and tax his ingenuity for a lie with
which to explain his desire for pobtiTt. *#
may postpone tho fatal act from mere
I inertia, or he may meet a friend or hnvo
ms interest in lilo oronsecl ? Dy one ot a
imiltltudc of everyday occurrenecs, or
physical exercise inny bring him to his
senses. If, however, as Is tho caso with
almost every doctor, ho has simply to feel
In his pocket, or walk across Iiis offlco to
get a deadly poison, the Impulso may be
curried into execution before anything can
happen to supplant It In tho bruin.
II a man Heads Adorn the AValls.
Morocco's city walls are now adorned
with a trophy of 80 humnn heads, removed
from tho Insurgents defeated at Sus, in
addition to the 43 heads of the men who
attacked the sultan's bodyguard some
HER FIRST EFFORT.
Ehe Hud Dropped Into Poetry, 'but Her
Poem Was Mot Understood.
It was tho first poom the young lady
hnd been brave enougli to offer to tho
paper, and she brought it in person.
She took it into tho business offlco by
Tho young lady handed her poem to
the advertising manager, and he count?
ed tho words iu it, tnpping Iiis pencil
upou each ouo as ho read it. It ran this
THE LAST DAY.
As the sun sank to rest that evening
All my hopes turned to ashes and dust.
The future will brine mo but grieving
For him who has broken his trust.
And tho day thnt lias gone shall bo ever
Tho last that I over will know
Of Joy and of loving forever
And tho future lie clouded with woo.
"That's a dandy," said tho advertis?
ing manager, "und it ought to get him
back sure. Let's sec?G3 words. That'll
bo ?1.75 for ouo insertion. Will that bo
"Why," said tho young lady, "I
hadn't thought of fixing a price. What?
ever you think is right will do. Do you
think it is wortli it?"
"Oh, yes, miss; it's a low rate. Wo'll
run it right next to rcrtdiug matter. It's
a catchy idea, running it in verse. You'd
better add your address so tho party
that finds him can bring him 'round to
you. Quite a pet with yon, wasu't he?"
"Sir!" said tho young lndy.
"Excnse mo; I supposed ho wns.
What color was lie?"
' 'I supposed editors wero gentlemen,"
Faid tho young lady. "Exonso mo for
tho mistake 1 made," and sho went out
in a rage.
"Whewl" said tho advertising man?
ager as he scratched his head nud read
tho poem again. "By jiugo, this is
bended'The Last Day,' and I thought
it was'Tho Lost Dogl' Guess I'll let
the fellows up stairs pass oil it It
might bo n literary poem instead of n
want ad."?Detroit Free Press.
"How foolish of you to hot that lin
couldn't bend over until hu could touch
his toes with his fingers."
"He's n scorcher."?Chicago Post.
"What club would you ndviso mo tc
"Tho Elks. They have 6oino gicat
State, Local arid. ZE^oreigrn.
Parts cf tns
Eead THS TIMES
and SECeep "CTp
XDaIl3r 50c a Month,
$5.00 a Tear.
or the Thing? in
Which We sur?
pass Our Com?
Doors and Windows,
53?" Our stock of these good* is the
largest in the city. See us before buying.
We can save you money.
NELSON & MYERS,
.. 207 Commerce Street.
TRUSTEE'S SALE. ?BY VIRTUE
of a deed of trust executed March 25,
181)1, by Mrs. May M. Simmons and hns
band, recorded indeed book 61, page 15.
of the Roanoke corporation court clerk's
oftlco, default having been made in the
payment of a portion of tlte debt men?
tioned therein and being required so to
doby.lunius 11. Fishburne, the benefi?
ciary, I shall on tho 22ND DAY OF
JUNE, 1SD7, at 13 o'clock M.,at the front
door ol the courthouse in the city of Roa?
noke, Ya., proceed to sell at public auc?
tion to tho highest bidder the property
conveyed in said deed, described IS fol?
Beginning at a point on the south side
of Campbell street SI 20 tOOths feet east
of Fishburne street, thence south 0 de?
grees 49 minutes west 275.1 feet to an al?
ley, thence with same south 88 dj
grees 110 minutes east 74.25 feet to a
point, thence north 0 degrees 45' minutes
east 811.78 feet to a point, thence south
8S degrees 14 minutes east 17.'.1 to a point,
thence north 0 degrees 49 minutes east
202.8 feet to Campbell street, thence with
same south H7 degrees! minute west 91.5
feet to the beginning.
It being the property embraced in said
deed of trust, and to which special refer?
ence is hereby made.
TERMS: Cash sufficient to pay the cost
of executing this trust, and the balance
due on the ?lebt secured in said deed, to
wlt, the sum ot'JfS.290.7?,which embraces
interest to day of sale, and the residue in
two equal annual instalments from date
of sale, with 0 per cent. Interest, to be
secured by deed of trust on property.
JNO. W. WOODS.
5 18 td Trustee.
PURSUANT TO A DECREE EN
tered in the circuit com t for the county
<>f Roanoke on the 3rd ?.luv of January,
1,895. in the chancery cause rf F. R. May
vs. Roanoke Hospital Company and
others, and of a further decree entered In
said cause by the judge of said court in
vacation on tlis 27th day of April. 1897. I
shall on the HIST DAY OF MAY, 1897,
at 11 a. m., offer for sale, upon the
premise*, at public auction to the highest
bidder the property known as the Roa?
noke Hospital, consisting of the hospital
building and 2.801 acres, more or less, of
land Adjoining the same, in the county of
Roanoke, near the boundary line of the
city of Roanoke, hounded and described
Beginning at a point, tiie intersection
of Belleview avenue and Lake street,
which is south 7? degrees 57 minutes east
154.54 feet from the southeast corner of
the south wing of the bridge over Spring
run, thence along the line of Belle view
avenue and 25 feet distant from the cen?
ter line and parallel thereto by a curve
whose radius is '.144.0 feet, and the chord
of which bears north 77 degrees 28 min?
utes east for 180.88 feet, to a point, thence
north 00 degrees 25 minutes east 187.55
feet, to a point, thence by a cur\e whose
radius is 900 9 feet and the chord of
which bears north til degrees 10 minutes
east 105.5 feet to the intersection of Park
road, thence along the line of Park road
15 feet distant from the center line and
parallel thereto south 35 degrees 1 min?
ute east 03.75 feet to a point, thence
south 42 degrees HI minutes west 88.05
feet to a point, thence south 37 degrees 10
minutes west 219.87 feet to a point,
thence south 48 degrees 82 minutes west
282.54 feet to a point, thence-outh 20 de?
gree- 84 minutes west 252.42 feet to a
point, thence by a curve whose radius is
804 02 feet, and the chord of which bear
south 22 degrees 40 minutes west for 01.8
feet, to the intersection of Lake street,
thence parallel with and 15 feet from the
center of Lake street, north 1 degree I
minute east 611.0 feet to the place of be?
JOHN: M. HART.
In the clerk's office of the circuit court
of the county of Roanoke, P. R, May,
plaintiff, against Roanoke Hospital Com?
pany et, al.. defendants.
I, Samuel M. White deputy clerk of
the said court, do certify that the bond
requ'red ol the special commissioner by
the decree rendered i:i said cause on the
3d day of January, 1895, has been duly
given. Given under my band as clerk of
the said court this27thday of April,1897.
SAMUEL Si. WHITE,
BY J. W. BOS WELL, REAL ESTATE
TRUSTEE'S SALE OF VALUABLE
lots iu Roanoke, Va.?By virtue of a
certain deed of trust, dated December 4,
1895, and of record in the clerk's office of
the hustings court of the city of Roanoke,
Ya.. deed book No. 100, page 811, de?
fault having been made in the payment
of the debts thereby secured, and being
required so to do by the beneficiaries, I
will sell at public auction, upon the
premises, on FRIDAY, THE 28TH DAY
OB MAY. 1S<)7, nt 12 o'clock M., those
certain lots In the city of Roanoke, Va.,
known as lot No. 9, sectlcn 14, also lots
Nos. 5, 0, 7 and east 1-2 of lot No. 4, sec?
tion 14, as shown by the map of tbejprop?
erty of the Belm on t Land Company, on
file at the office of the clerk of the hust?
ings court of the city of Roanoke, Ya.
TERMS OF SALE: One-third cash and
the residue upon a credit of 0 and 12
months, all credit i ftym< nts to be M i tired
by a trust deed upon the property.
5 13 td CM K L'K/.EL, Trustee.