What's the Use of Waiting ?
"They " say "all things come to him who waits," but we have no
been waiting, and we don't propose to wait. We' KNOW our price*.
are right, our work A-l, and if you don't
bring us work we will oomo alter it, in oua
way or another, either by bringing to your
notice our prices, facilities and quality ol
execution, or personal interviews. Wo are
not grumbling; far from it. We've had our
share; we aro still getting our share. But we
have placed at your disposal a modern, and
almost ideal, printing establishment,, with
To BALL & MAY Dr.
men facilities as to command admiration from all ith whom we
have business intercourse Wo are not waiting ; havon't time to wait
An Up-to-Date Printing Office.
One of the vows the writer made whon he was "devil" In a
country printing office was, in offect, that if he over owned or man?
aged a printing establishment, it would be kept clean, at least by
comparison. At that time ho hardly felt the force of the vow, for he
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 never ends?just like a housekeeper's duties?but not like
tho boy who sees no use in washing his face becauso it will get
soiled again. But, a clean printing establishment is just as necessary
for the propor execution of work in our line as light and heat and
powor. And tbo vow has been kept. Come and see.
We Do Not Believe
There is anothor city it tho State which sends such a small propor?
tion of its orders for printing and blank books away to our Northern
friends as Roanoko. All honor to our bankers and business mon;
that is?most all of it. Wo must reserve a littlo, as this is our
We Print Anything
That can be dcsii-ed or devised from movable type, paper and ink?
and brains. Brains aro just as important in our work as papor or ink
or typo. It is tho combination that tolls. We do not mean to bo
egotistical at all; but combining these things to bring forth a harmo?
nious result has been our study?and we do claim to know our
ousiness right thoroughly.
Ono ol the things which has contributed largely to the success rf
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 largo industries. If
a minute can be saved hero, another there,
it IB done?an hour is gained?thus wo take
caro of the fleeting moments. Five minutes
wasted daily by each of our employes would mean tho interest on
$10,000 a year. In these days of close margins each momont of
time must bo productive.
Quite Recently, Too
Tho times aro 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 afford to lag behind or worry; but in limes of peaco wo
aro preparing for war. And when it comes we will have an ostab
lisnment thut can uiku cure 01 anytmng that, cornea?and things that
do not como now. Rocontly wo placed an order for ono of the
largest lots of now typo over given at ono time in Virginia.
On the Second Floor
A long row ol small presses, used for cards, envelopes, statements,
note heads, tickots and small work. Here, also, is probably the most
wonderful piece of mechanism in our establishment?tho Railroad
Tickot Printing Machine Think of it the next time you purchase
your tickot. Secured behind iron bare and double locks, it at once
suggests government bonds, with all these safeguards.
On this floor is thu type-setting dopartmont, where export minds ond
fingers think and act rapidly and correctly, interpreting at times band
writing that would make Horace Grceloy turn green with envy.
Large, extra large fonts of type permit the handling of very large
orders in a roost satisfactory and expeditious manner. Our force in
this department can set up about as many pages in a day as a man
car read. A. plontiful supply of Algebraical, Astronomical, Geometri?
cal signs and charactore, acconte letters, and "odd sorts" ennblo us
to handle difficult and intricate work in special lines.
On the Top Floor
Is our Clank Book Manufactory, ruling machcins, including on
which is probably the l?\i*gest south of Philadelphia; our various wiro
stitchers, which will tako wire from a spool, cut it tho proper length,
vhape it, and drive through a book three-fourths of inch thick, or
one not so thick, 120 a minuto; then our paging and numbering
machines, board and paper cutters, book presses, which exert a
pr?Ssuro of twenty tons or more, perforating, punching and eyeleting
machines, and tbo engraving department?which lattor is an innova?
tion for this soction.
Is just opposite and overlooking the lawn of Hotel Roanoko, (ono oi
tho llnest hotels in tho State,) which gives us a magniflcont, bright,
refreshing view at all timos. Our business offico and press-room are
on the ground floor (along with our prices). Each floor and depart?
ment is connected with the offico by Electric Bells, Speaking Tubes,
ind Elevators ; and all departments aro bountifully supplied with all
kinds of Labor and Time-Saving Appliances.
In Our Press-Roorn
Can be Been the rapid, diminutive and monster cylinder presses
including the famous "Promise Keeper," turning out thousands upon
thousands of shoets evory day. Our largest and best papor cutting
macbino, tho automatic cutting knife sharp?
ener, and tableting appurtenances aro on
this floor. Tho wonderful and powerful
electric motor, which propols tho machines
on all three floors, is also on this floor. Over
in one corner, hardly noticeable, is kept in
readinc&B, as a supplementary power, an
improved Gas Engine, to bo attached at
momentary notice^ in coso of accident to the
electric motor, or for other causes. This precludes the possibility of
a "hole" on the powor question.
And Our Stock-Room 1
If some of our friends who usually buy a quire or so of papor at a
time, could look in upon this department, thoy would not ceaso won?
dering for days. Wo do not oxaggerato a particle when wo say yon
can ace A TON OF A KIND; yes, TEN TONS OF A KIND.
You say: "What, ton tons of one kind of papor in a town like
Roanoke?" That's what we said. Come and see. And, besides,
hundreds of othor kinds of plain, fancy and unique; there aro stacks
of card-board, of a kind, as high as a man, and he need not be a
What Can We Not Do
With such facilities? A card, a circular, note head, onvelopo, pam
phlet, price list, catalogue, book, railroal rate sheet or time table, a
ruled blank or a 1000-page ledger, on any or all, we ossuro our
friends we are AT HOME, from January 1st to December 81st.
Tbe Stone Printing and Manufacturing Co.,
Printers, Engravers and k Book Manufacturers,
Oppotit* Hotel Aoanoka.
?. V. STONE, Pratideal ? ROANOKE, VA
BLACK tt WHITE,
Attorneys at Law,
P. O. Box J6. Roanoke, Va,
BODICES AND SKIRTS.
Something About Neckwear?Cloth Cos?
tumes and Circular Trimming.
Nock wcur of all sorts Is sceu lc olmn
danco, aud Ingenuity la exhausted in In?
venting now styles. Ruches of whlto
satin, embroidered ond trimmed with
whlto ostrich feathers; others covered with
spangles; fluffy collarettes of gauze, laco
and moussellno do sole, sprinkled with
heads or interspersed with flowers and'
ribbons; embroidered neckbands Sur?
mounted by frills?these are among tho
more fanoiful varieties. For less formal
wear there aro also some novelties?stock
collars with cravat bows In front, for ox
niuplo, and a brand new standing linen
collar around tho top of which is a smooth
horizontal, circular band about an Inch
Blouses of gauzo and moussellno do solo
aro more worn than ever. They arc made
ovor silk, of course, sometimes of tho samo
color, sometimes dlfferent.nnd aro trimmed
with luco, insertion, spangled pnssoinen
tcrlo nnd plnitings. Tho Blcovcs aro usu?
ally much wrinkled, but fit close to tho
arm oxcept at tho top. Bright colors pre?
dominate, yellow onjoyiug great favor.
Costumes of cloth aro embroidored with
motal effects, steel and gold being a favor?
ite combination. There is n fondness for
disposing tho trimming of skirts to form
a long or short, round or pointed, apron
outline. The trimming is carried up to
tho belt or completely encircles tho skirt,
being highest In tho middle of tho hack.
Braid, galloon, plnitings and insertions
aro tints very effectively applied.
Tho illustration given In today's issuo
shows n full bodico of mauve moussclino
do 6oio over n fitted lining of mauve
taffota. The yoko is of whlto ronolssaneo
laco, bordered with a narrow pulling of
mauve moussoline. Tho sleeves aro cov
ored with wrinkled moussclino nnd have
small bouffants of lengthwiso pulling at
the top. Tho cuffs uro of renaissance, lace.
Tho collar of mauve moussclino do solo is
trimmed with tabs of laco, and tho belt,
which is tied in front in n bow, is of
striped mauvo and whlto ribbon.
A Wido Latitude to Suit Individual Tastes
Gauzo nnd moussolino de soio aro soon
almost everywhero as trimming or acces?
sory. Costumes, hats, canes, neckwear on
nouso gowns nro all surrounded by a nimy
oloucl of tlicso shocr materials, plaited or
gathered und oiirlohod with lace and rib
Tolles do Inlno, transparent gronndlncs
do laino, brilliant mohairs, thin corduroys
and openwork goodB with a plain ground
nro union;; tho newest and most fashion?
able materials. There aro also fanoy goods
in Btrlpos, checks and plaids of all sizes,
I all silk, all wool or silk nnd wool mixed.
Silk nnd wool mixtures nro nlwayB desir
I nblo, bclnj? both rich aud soft, and tho
plaids of this sort nro mado into very pretty
blouses or wholo costumes, trimmed with
braid or worsted galloon. The largest
plaids aro usually reserved for children's
wear, yet somo very pleasing and eflcctivo
adult costumes nro composed of them. It
is necessary, however, to nrrango them
carofully so ur not to obscuro tho design.
They nro combined with velvet or heavy
silk of a tint, matching one of tho colors in
the plaid. Dluoand green plftlds with lines
of red or yellow and tho red, green and
bluo ones are tho most worn among bright
colors, while black and whlto combina?
tions have a decided success. These goods
may bo made very simply or very elegant?
ly. All depends upon tho form and tho
choice of (rimming. For the decoration,
besides galloon and velvet, a great deal of
black glace taffeta Is employed or taffeta
of two tones, red nnd green, bluo and
grcon, etc. It is plaited and pinked and
used for ruflics, ruches, vests, chemisettes
plastrons or entiro blouses.
Today's sketch showsuceremoniouscos
tiiino of jacqueminot moire. Tho trained
skirt is plain behind, thotablicr being em?
broidered with jet nnd framed by narrow
plnitings of black moussellno dc Koio. The
closo bodice is embroidered with jot and
has rovers of plaltings of black moussclino
do soie. This bodice opens over a chem?
isette of white silk gauzo, on which Is nr
rnnged n fall of black laco, headed by a
moire band embroidered with jet. The
belt is of black satin, the alcoves of moire,
embroidered with jet, having small Henri
II puffs at tho shoulders. There aro frills
i>f white gauze at the neck and wrists.
State, i-iocal and. ^oreig-rL.
Service fro:rn .a-ll
IlPaxts cf til?
and HCeep TTp
1 T^Tlxn th.9
3Dail37* 50c a* Zfc^orLtn,
$5.00 a Tear.
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HUMOR OF THE HOUR.
A small Washington girl is Tory in?
genious ami shares the aversion peculiar
to her years to being made presentable
for tbe afternoon. Bho had, with great
rcluetauce, relinquished her play aud
gone with her nurse from the room. In
a few minutes her voice was heard ont
sido tho door begging the nurso to re?
turn for and accompany her buck to her
"It wou't take a minute," she said,
"and I know my mother won't be an?
gry, because it is something you ought
to kuow about."
"What is wanted?" inquired the
mother, opeuiug tho door.
"If you please," said tho nurse, "she
wouldn't have it any other way than
that I should come back aud see you."
"To havo yon tell mo a story."
"I dou't understand. "
"I didn't waut her to take my word
for it," interrupted tho little girl. "I
want yon to tell her tho story father
read out of tbe paper about nu intox?
icated gentleman who wouldu't listen
to tho udvico of his friends and who
was finally drowned iu his bathtub.
Nurse won't believo that there is nuy
danger in my being washed and dressed
so much."?Washington Star.
Au Up to Dato Fahle.
"Tho early bird gets tho worm, re?
member," naid uu old bird to a youug
Having an appetite for worms, tho
young bird resolved to profit by the sng
gestiou contained in tho proverb quoted
by tho elder fowl, and theroby accumu?
late a worm. Tho uext moruing that
young bird was out lookiug for worms
with a lantern. Sure enough, ho fonud
a wriggler, and ho got him.
But that worm was n bad, tough
worm. He had been out all night and
was carrying a load home when gobble*!
by tho bird. Besides being tough and
indigestible the worm was filled with
nicotiue, benzine, rum, opium nud such
like deleterious nud harmful ingredi?
When that young bird beenmo nu old
bird, he was wont to say to his friends,
"I date my dyspepsia from tho hour
that I swallowed that curly worm."
Moral ? Don't bo too previous.?
? Straight From Dublin.
Au Irishman, hailing from Dublin,
recently came across tho channel uud
enlisted in n line regiment.
Ono morning, when assembling ou
parade for drill, Pat. happened to fall
iu next to a Loudon recruit. On tho or?
der "Double!" being given by the drill
sergcuut, the cockney was heard to ex?
claim, "Oh, hang doubling I"
To which Pat immediately replied,
"And hung Bondou, yo spalpeeul"
For Good Health
T J Relieves all Pain.
[ Controls all Hemorrhages.
* Subdues all Inflammations.
The genuine is 'put up in bottles only,
enclosed in buff wrappers, en which is
printed 01. r landscape trademark,
Weak. Watery. Worthless.
NoU' our name oh every labe! and wrapper.
Pond's F.x:rae: C.>.? New Yot'x mil I.nrulor..
TRADE -MAfYK REGISTERED.
THE IDEAL LAXATIVE
AND CURE FOR
AS PLEASANT AS HONEY
AND SURE CURE FOR
Indigestion, Dyspepsia, Biliousness,
Stomach Troubles, Bowel Disorders, Liver
Diseases, Irregularity, Kidney Troubles,
Headache, Feverc, Sick Stomach, Skin
and Dlood Disoiaers, Thick and Sallow
AND VERY MANY OTHER DISEASES
AND COMPLICATIONS OUE TO AN INACTIVE
STATE OF THE DOWEL:;.
PRUNEL1NE is the safest and surest
cathartic and aperient one can use. It
thoroughly cleanses without griping,
purities the blood and removes all
waste from the system. L does away
with Castor Oil, Salts, Blue Mass and
all other nauseous purgatives. It
tones and energizes all the great or?
gans of the system. It is free from ail
harshly acting drugs, and is always
safe, always ready, always reliable.
KEEP THE HEAP COOL, THE FEET
WARM AND THE BOWELS OPEN,
PRUNELINE for the latter puRFoac.
1.3 THE PERFECT FAMILY MEDICINE.
SOLD OY ALL. DEALERS,
or sent on receipt ot BO cents lo any address
Winkelmann & Brown Drug Co.
? ALT!WORE, MO . U. C. A.
The famous Waverley bicycles
of J896 model have been greatly
improved for 1897. New machinery
was not necessary for*these im?
provements?hence the re
duct ion in price to???? ?JluV
For the fastidious, there Is just one
bicycle ?the New 1897 Wa-vertty.
Made with new and very expensive
machinery. The price Is
uniform to everyone ?????? ??iv?
send for catalogue. j
Indiana Bicycle Co., Indianapolis, !nd"^J
FOR SME 6Y
J. J. CATOGN1.
New Secret Hcmedy Abnolulcly Unknown to tht
profession. IVrmuncntfuns In 15 to 35 day:
refund money If we do not
homo fort he enincprlco
lcc?t with those who
will contract to cure
and hotel HaaTisHH
Make no H Hi
we fall to HaBESHBa
rou have taken hut.
lull liaro aches anil
In mouth. Sore Throat.
Ml Suola, Ulcer* on any
Kycbrowa futility; ont,
Pccondary or Tertiary
runmnteo to euro. We
Ma cane* and chiillcnsc
innnot enrr. This dls
Iho ?kill nr the moot
Tor many yearn we have
Yon can ho treatedni
and tho some |rnaran?
prefer to curao aero wc
BTJ taH hills, ami
B WM Charge, it
tggjgmmmf? eure. i (
p.iltts. Miu'jui 1'alehe*
It is this Primary,
lllond I'oUon that wo
solicit the must otMttri.
tho world for a viue wo
?undo a specially ot
rrcatlup this disease with our CYI'IIILKNE and wo
lave *.-><>i>.o<io capital behind our uneoudltlonal
(uarantce. Write us for lflO-naec book and nbnolutc
iroofh. Address <'OOH. ltn:71E:i>V CO.,
3Q7 Jlaioulc Temple, Chlcneo, lUlnole.
BY VIRTUE (IF A DKED OP
trust from .1. G. Kuykendall and wife to
the undersigned, tinted tho 15th day of
September, 1803, ami recorded in the
clerk's office of the city of Koanoke, in
deed book 78, page 307, for the purpose
of securing certain payments to become
due to the Old Dominion Building and
Loan Association of Richmond, Ya., do
fault having been made In the payment
of said deed, and having been required
so to do by the benetlciary therouuder,
the undersigned will offer lor sale at pub?
lic auction on the premises on the 25T1I
DAY OF JUNE, 1897, at 13 o'clock m.,
tho following described property situated
in the city of Konuoke, Va:
Beginning at a point on the west' side
of Koanoke street 200 feet south of
Spruce street, thence with Roan^ko
street south 7 degrees !10 minutes west
50 feet to a point, thence north 78 degrees
30 minutes west 150 feet, thence with an
alley north 7 degrees 30 minutes east 50
feet to a point, thence south 78 degrees
30 minutes east 150 feet to the begin?
TERMS OK SAT.E:?Cash. The amount
due under said deed of trust la $1,151.31).
LUOIAN 11. COCKE,
J. W. Bill ELDS, JR.,
5-23- td. Trustees.
TRUST KK'S SALE.?BY VIRTUE
of a certain ileed of trust, tinted April
20th, 1S90, nnd of record in the clerk's
oftloe of the hustings court of the city of
Koanoke. Va . deed book 30, page 181,
and default having been made in the pay?
ment of a portion of said debt therein se?
cured, and being required so to do by the
owner of the defaulted note, I will sell at
public auction in front of the courthouse,
in Koanoke, Ya., on THE 2-1TH DAY
OF JUNK, 1807, at 11 o'clock a. in., to
the bl?hest bidder, all that certain lot or
parcel of land lying in the city of Koan?
oke, Va., described an follows:
Said parcel of land in situated on the
northeast corner of Commerce street ami
Salem avenue ami fronts sixty feet on
Commerce street and extends back be?
tween parallel lines nlong Salem avenue
one hundred and sixteen feet, more cr
less, except as to the eastern portion of
lot, fronting fifty feet on Salem avenue
and extending in a nortbly direction be?
tween parallel Mnes sixty feet, which
has been released from the lien ol the
tleed above mentioned.
L. R. GILLS,
TRUSTEE'S SALEi ?BY VIRTUE
of a deed of trust executed March 85,
1891, by Mrs. May M. Simmons and hus?
band, recorded in deed book 01, page 15.
of the Koanoke corporation court clerk's
office, default having been made in tho
payment of a portion of tho debt men?
tioned therein and being required so to
do by Junlus B. Kishburne, the Venell
elary, I shall on tho 33ND DAY OF
JUNK, 1807, at. 12 o'clock M.,at the front
door ol the courthouse in the city of Koa?
noke, Va., 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 5-itle
of Campbell street 81 20-lOOths 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 30 minutes east 74.25 feet to a
point, thence north 0 degrees 49 minutes
east 83.78 feet to a point, thence south
88 degrees 14 minutes enst 17.3 to a point,
thence north 0 degrees 49 minutes cast
202.8 feot to Campbell street, thence with
same south 87 degrees! minute west 01.5
feet to tho 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 debt secured in said deed, to
wlt, the sum of.$3.290.70,which embraces
interest to tlay of sale, and the residue In
two equal annual Instalments from dnto
of sale, with 0 per cent, interest, to 1?'
secured by deed of trust on property.
JNO. \V WOODS.
5 IS td Trustee.
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