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A CADDIE'S TRAGEDY.
There- is no nso telling who his inas
torwns, for it might vex sorno poor sen?
sitive 6oul beyond tho Styx and to no
purpose. But, for himself, ho was a
most familiar iiguro on the links?tall,
bout, somewhat ono sided, nu infirmity
that increased with years and rheuma?
tism, with an angular face, clean
shaved twice- a week, with a Scotch
bonnet stuck awry ahovo it and a short
clay pipo insecurely held in tho corner
of his mouth for lack of teeth. Presum?
ably ho had not been always thus.
Doubtless thero had been a time when
ho was n barelegged gossoon, scamper?
ing blithely with naked feet, and again
a timo when ho was a spruco young
man, a favorite with tho lassies may?
be, but if such times had over boon it
was extremely hard to pictnro them to
ono's mental vision, and "Slowback"
himself never referred to them.
It was impossible to pictnro him oth?
er than ho was when first we knew him
?shambling in gait, crooked of aspect,
clad in long trousers and an inadequate?
ly short coat, with a woolen scarf about
his neck, and booted at such length that
it seemed absurd to suppose his toes
could reach the end of their coverings.
Ho was a reserved man and appeared to
bo without relatives. Wo did not trou?
ble to inqniro about bis lodging, but
every morning ho was to bo seen sitting
on the bench that tho other oaddies oc?
cupied, smoking his pipo and waiting
for his master to como with tho clubs
from tho clubhouse. Then he would
"carry" tho two statutory rounds of
the links and disappear again until the
following morning. How he spent his
Sundays wo never thought of asking,
bnt no ono has ever appeared to have
seen him on tho day of rest.
All this was in tho years before the
"boom" in golf which led to the game
becoming tho possession of all und sun?
dry. Books had not been written about
tho game, and nil the available maxima
were carried in tho heads of tboso who,
liko "Slowback," mado a profession
either of playing or of carrying clubs.
Tho maxims were substantially three,
"Slow back," "Keep your oyo on the
ball" and "Don't press." To these
might havo been added a fourth, "Be
up." But this applied more particularly
to tho short game, and it was the first
of the maxims, concerned with the more
glorious business of tho drive, that was
destined to cxerciso an important in?
fluence on "Slowback'?" life. There is
no doubt, of course, that ho had another
nauio than this sobriquet, but it hap?
pened to none of us ever to learn it, and
tho manner in which he obtained his
appellation was as follows: His master
was never more than an indifferent
player at the best. Ho was conscious of
his deficiencies, bnt rather than attrib?
ute them to what were perhaps their
truer cause, of faulty eyesight or inade?
quate muscle, preferred to refer them to
neglect of some of tho important max?
ims of tho golfing art and especially to
that first quoted ono of "Slowback."
Ho conceived that ho had contracted a
fatal habit of hurrying the club away,
in tho back stroke, from tho ball, and
that this initial error was responsible
for all tho subsequent miss hits and top?
pings with which the club visited tho
ball on its descent. Maybe ho was
right. But ill any case tho means by
which he stvovo to cure himself of this
fatal tendency were to make his caddio
ejaculate the magic words of monition,
"Slow back!" each time that ho prepared
to raise his club for tho driving stroke.
The result, it has to bo admitted, was
not wholly satisfactory. One can say no
more than that his execution might
conceivably have been worst; in tho ab?
sence of tho warning.
Thus it went on for several years. At
tho end of that timo it happened that
"Slowback's" master?for already the.
caddio had earned tho nickname by
which alone we knew him?was called
away for three weeks or so by the death
of a near relative. Then "Slowback"
carried clubs for another master. But
tho habit that ho had formed during
these years of ejaculating his monitory
"Slow back!" as his master raised the
club was not to be denied. Still, at the
conclusion of each address to the ball,
he uttered the solemn words, then found
himself covered with the most pitiful
confusion at tho rebnke which his un?
called for interference had merited. For
a stroke or two, putting great restraint
upon himself, ho succeeded in keeping
his soul in silence, but at tho next the
inevitable exclamation broke from him
again, to tho distraction and despair of
the Bufferor to whom it was addressed.
During the three weeks of his master's
absence several golfers made trial of
"Slowback's" services, for ho was an
excellent caddie, saving his single idio?
syncrasy, and regarded with a certain af?
fection as being somewhat of a "charac?
ter" besides. But none could suffer him
long. One after another hud to give
him up after being reduced to impo
teuco and despair by his ravenlike
croak. At length his legitimate master
returned, and "Slowback" was a man
A few more years dragged their
longth to a close, and then the hand of
death fell, this time on no near relative
of his master, but ou the master him?
self. "Slowback," in a new suit of
mourning, followed him to tho grave
and came back, still wearing his appar?
el of grief, to Rit during the afternoon
on his accustomed bench with the oth?
er caddies. In tho morning ho beset
himself to find a new engagement. Ho
was in receipt of a small pension from
his late master in recognition of so
many years of faithful service, but the
sum did not suffice to give him inde?
pendence. He was soon engaged, for the
links were thronged with players.
This timo his employer was a uew
coinor, who knew nothing of "Slow
back's" peculiarity. Ho was nearly
stunned with surprise at what he deem?
ed the caddie's insolence on his first ut
tornnco of tho inevitable words. He said
nothing, however, on the first offense,
but when it wjih repeated expostulated
in unmeasured terms. To his surprise,
his rebuke, brought "Slowback" to th*
verge or tears. Then, partly by hfi*op
poncnt and partly by tho opponent's
caddio, tho situation was explained,
fio found himself able to mingle a meas?
ure of pity with his wrath, but through?
out tho round tho ojaculation, many
times repeated, in tho speaker's own
despite, spoiled his intended stroke and
led to tho immediato payment of tho
caddio and rejection of bis further serv?
Several times during tho ensuing
weeks did now ono and now another,
in ignorance or in pity, engago tho un?
fortunate man to carry clubs, but in no
caso could his idiosyncrasy bo endured
beyond tho limits of a singlo round. He
made efforts that were absolutely heroic
to overcomo it, swathing tho woolen
comforter around his mouth; until as?
phyxiation threatened him, but through
all the folds of tho stuff oamo, with a
muffled lugubriousncss, tho hateful ex?
clamation which tho man would have
givou worlds to havo withhold. Do
what ho would ho could not rid himself
of this damnosa hasreditus, bequeathed
to him, along with his slender pension,
by his departed master. Gradually he
grew to recognizo tho hopelessness ol
his condition and censed oven to seek
employment. Ho spent his days sitting
dejectedly on tho accustomed scat, grow?
ing thinner and more gaunt as poverty
set its grip more firmly upon him,
grateful if now and again one of his
friends on the bench would give him a
fill of tobacco for his seldom replenished
At length ho ceased to frequent the
links altogether. For some days no one
seemed to notice his absence. Then it
was noticed that "Slowback" had dis?
appeared, and we began to ask questions
about him. His cronies kuow nothing,
only that ho had not been down to the
links for a day or two. Wo inquired
whero he lodged and with some diffi?
culty found tho locality. It was up a
steep stair in a little houso of a back
street. His landlady told us that she
feared ho was not well. For some days
ho had not left tho houso and had eaten
next to nothing; said his stomach re?
fused food, and that he had no appe?
tite. Wo asked her whether she thought
ho lacked for money, but tho woman
said no, basing her information on the
fact that ho had kept his small rent
When we went in, it appeared at once
that he was very bad. Ho lay on the
bed terribly wasted, scarcely more than
a skeleton of a man. We asked whether
ho had seen a doctor and being told
no sent off for ono at once. He seemed
to recognize us, and a stnuigo smilo of
pleasure, struggled across his thin fea?
tures. Ho even tried to speak, bnt the
only word wo could distinguish was his
terriblo ejaculation of "Slow back!"
though whether he were trying to speak
of himself thus by his familiar sobri?
quet or whether he deemed himself
still "carrying" for his old master on
the links wo could not tell. Then he
relapsed into silence and seemed to
At length the doctor came. He took
but one glauco at the poor figure on the
bed, passed his hand beneath the
clothes and laid it for a moment over
the heart. Then he turned to us, with a
grave face. "Slowback" was dead.?
Many Flowers Arc In Vie.
Artificial flowers are much used for
garnitures, and often a much beflowered
bodice (the velvet and silk petals won?
derfully true to life) is completed by a
shirt covered with flowers in silk em?
broidery, in colors that match the velvet
Illustrating this idea, I saw a gown
of yellow brocade and whito velvet,
with a suggestion of the pompadour in
its make up. The bodice was cut square
about the throat, and had along, straight
busk effect in front, this front, as well
as the apron panel on the skirt, being of
moire velvet in whito, embroidered with
small flowers done in strass, diamonds
and emeralds forming the petals, gold
threads the stems and leaves. The long
train was en princess and of the yellow
brocade, like the bodice, loosely arranged
green silk roses trailing down the sides.
A charming fichn of cobwebby lace and
mull was draped about the square decol
letago in such a way as to form little
jabots over tho shoulders in place of
sleeves, and on each side of the stomach?
er, while in tho back it .formed aV, tho
lace falling low in a jabot draped with
a few of tho exotic emerald green silk
roses.?St. Louis Republic.
' Old people who require medicine to re?
gulate tho bowels and kidneys will find
the true remedy in Electric Hitters. This
medicine does not st imulate and contains
no whiskey nor other intoxicant, hut acts
i as a tonic and alterative. It acts mildly
on the stomach and bowels, adding
strength and giving tone to the organs,
thereby aiding Nature in the perform?
ance of the function. Electric bitters is
\ an excellent appetizer and aids digestion.
Old people find it just exactly what they
need. Price fifty cents and $1 per bottle
at Massie's Pharmacy.
A 3 room cottage in Northeast, $350; $30 cash,
7- room house in Southwest, In splendid con?
ditio-1, la ree stable, 60 feet lot; very cheap at
8- room house on Ninth tvenne a. w , with all
cinrenlences; price $1,6(0; $160 oasb, balance
$20 per month.
11-room home on Blctth avenar; large lot,
splendid barn and carriage shed; a bargain at
$?,00T; $300 cash, balance easv.
6-room cottage lu the southwest, with stable
ana other buildings, renting for $14 per month;
chcao at $1,300; oue-toird cish. balanco to snlt
S room heute, with bath, servant's house In
yard, $W prr m >nth. Kvorythlng in good con?
S room honso on I.nrk tvr.no, wl h water In
kitchen, sewnr close-, ,6.75 per month.
4 room cottage on Koanoke street. $1; Irc'.udes
0 room house oi Sixth avonue n. e., with ba'b.
tub, $0 per month.
T. E.B. Hartsook & Co.,
Heal Estate Dealer*,
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for a nickel. Still Kreuter economy in 4-pound
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Come and See
5-room cottage with basement, 1 square
Terry Dldg., something nice for shop man. $1,160;
0 room hnnae, s. w.. $!>00; nice shade and very
cheap at prlco orrerod.
Oood 6-room dwelling. First avo., n. w , $75C;
your terms and a great bargain.
c> room house near Machine Works, $660; cash
$60 and $8 monthly.
A flrstc'.ass hoase and lot, for a railroad man,
near roundnonso, $900; cash, $75 and $19 monthly.
8-room dwelling, llorer are., with all conve?
niences, $1,600; terms to suit.
n room house on Tazewell St., s. c., $1,0C0; caah
$100, balance $10; will bear tnepcctlon.
6 room honsc near Belmont Church, $S60; cash
$60 and $10 monthly.
7 room house, Centre avc., n. w., something
nice for $1,160; easy payments.
4 room cottage with stable, lot 80x1-11, $600;
cash $100, $10 monthlj; you can't heat this.
We want your farms for sale.
We want a purchaser for a bargain In Bel?
We want a cheap small pieces of property for
We want anything yon may have to sell or
rent. Specltl attention given to renting prop?
erty. Best reference furnished.
PACE & BOBBITT,
Heal Betate and Rental Agents,
No. lO Jellcrson Street.
500 tiuck farms, '20 acres each, on the
Atlnntie and Danville railroad, 80 miles
from Norfolk, the soil the same as the
celebrated trucking lands around Nor?
folk, Ya. $300 for twenty acres; terms,
$10 cash nnd $12 per month without in?
terest. No such opportunity for specu?
lating or securing a home ever offered
before. These lands are owned by the
Railroad company and are offered at
these reduced rates to build up the truck?
ing business along this line, with the
same shipping facilities as enjoyed by
the Norfolk truckers. Arrangements for
cheap excursion rates will shortly be
announced, with railroad fare free to all
purchasers. For further information
call on or write to T. W. Spindle Ss Co.,
Roanoke, Va., agents for southwest
Roanoke Real Estate
is cheaper now than it will ever be again.
You had better secure one of our bargains
before the prices advance.
8-room corner house, northwest, $1,250,
$50 cash and$12.50 per month. Now rent?
ing for $10.
G-room brick house in southwest, large
lot. good shade; $1,000 cash.
7-room corner house in southwest, mod?
ern improvements, stable and carriage
house, $1,000; .$200 cash and $17 per
7 room house in southwest, sewer con?
nection, stable; $1.1100, $50 cash and
$12.50 per month. No interest
7-room house in southwest, $1,500; $15
cash and $15 per month.
C room house in southeast, large lot,
close to mraket, $1,250; $50 cash and
$12.50 per month.
(5-room corner house in southeast, $850;
$50 cash and $10 per month.
7-room house, northeast, $50 cash and
$8.50 per month.
We have a great many others we can?
not enumerate here.
20 acres near Roanoke, good orchard,
well fenced and watered, plenty of tim?
ber. $2,5100; terms easy.
100 acres of bottom land with beautiful
180 acres near Rollins Institute, plenty
ot fruit, timber and outbuildings, $1,500.
?10 acres very near ltoanoke, fine or?
We have many others.
T. W. SPIHDLE & CO.,
No. B Campbell Avonuo 8. W.
5-room cottnge on Sixth 'avenue s. w.,
something nice and dirt cheap, $000, $100
cash, balanco, $11 monthly with interest. ,
? Wo have several customers for houses
in the Northwest section. List with us;
S"A nice Oroom house, Southeast section,
in elegant condition, good si/.e lot, near
shops. Price $1,100, '$100 cash, balance
$12.SO per month.
T Property Northeast. We can sell three
or four houses in this section at once.
Two 5 room houses and two acres of
land in the heart of Vinton, both for $1,
000, only $100 cash, balanco $10 per
month. How is this for a barirainr
House and lot on Third avenue, near
Jefferson street n. e. Price, $2,500, oue
third cash, balance one, two and three
Houses on easy payments, suitable for
shop men, Southeast. Can make three
or four quick sales in this section. Don't
fail to list with us. i
? FOR SALE.
7-room house on Seventh avenue s. w.,
full size lot, $1,000, $100 cash, balance
$12.50 r.er mouth. See this, it is n bar?
77 A list of farms. We have a customer
for a larue dairy farm; also several small
tracts close to the city. If you have a
farm you want to sell, we can do it for 1
'rj. - FOR SALE.
A nice 7-room house on Seventh avenue ?
?. w., all conveniences, lot of nicejfruit
on the lot. This is something nico. Price
$2,000, $500 cash, balauce very easy.
Don't fail to see this.
" FOR SALE.
One of the largest and best brick resi?
dences on Church street, bitr lot, nico
shade and all conveniences. Price $7,5C0,
and this is dirt cheaj), too.
This is only a partial list of the many
bargains on our books. We have farms,
vancant lots and houses for sale in all sec?
We pay especial attention to the rent?
ing of property. If you want your houses
well looked after them prompt pay?
ing tenants, list with us. Best of
references furnished. Write us what you
18? JBFFBRBON STRBBT.
Business lot on Campbell street, east of
Ponce de Leon liotsl, $1,500. ?
Business lot on Salem arenue, 50 leet
One lot on Center avenue, in rear of
West End roundhouse, 50x180 ieet, $150. *
Lewis addltiorn lot, 50x130 feet, $225.
Beautiful 12 room dwelling on Jeffer?
son street; one of the most attractive ,
dwellings in Roanoke, actually cost to
build the hou?e $0,000. The property has
been sold- for the mortgage and we are
allowed to offer it at $3,900; $500 cash,
balance $25 per month.
Good 0-room house for business man,
$800; $50 cash, balance $10 per month.
Dwellings in all parts of the city of all
sizes and at any price you want.
Farm, 40 acres, fine land, on car Una
to Salem, $050 cash.
70 acres 51-2 miles from Roanoke and '
2 mileB from Hollins, $2,5u0.
00 acres, well improved, 41-2 miles
from Roanoke; fine orchard, $3,000.
Flue farm of 1)4 acres 5 miles from
Roanoke; fine brick dwelling, $3,750.
We have the best farms at the least
money that we have ever offered in this
county. Write for list.
Ground Floor, Terry Building.