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M THE BROAD AX. f'S'- TOM AND I. From tbe noraent that Tom aanifested the first glow of passion far mo bo w&s the most sensitive lover any girl ever had. Not jealous and selfish as many lovers are, but proper and punctilious in his tearing to ward me, and allowing nothing from me that wore the slightest appearance of In difference or neglect. lorn and I were sweethearts and engag ed. Why we never married I will tell you also. Perhaps you would not have been Interested 4b this story from the start had I told you I am a spinster at whom men no longer look. Yes, I have lost the laurel wreath of youth and beauty, and conse quently have no friends among the other sex. I am a spinster, loveless and lonely, and do not know In all the world where Tom is, If indeed ho be in the world at alL Ms strange that I can control my heart to speak of all my woe and disappointment and I would not were it not that others may profit by the warning this love tale will convey. When we had been engaged about six months, Tom went away to live In another city with the hope of making more money before asking me to leave my father's home, in which I lived a life of case and luxury. At first we wrote to each other very day, but of course that grew tire tome at the end of a few weeks and by mutual consent we limited our letters to two a week. Now It was generally acknowledged that I was a pretty and attractive girl and certainly It was not my fault either the opinion or the fact And I was not to blame either that as soon as Tom left it got out that we were no longer engaged. This brought other suitors about me. I was modest and did not stand on the street corners or climb to the housetops and shout: "I am engaged to Tom! Don't look at me or speak to me 1" My love and betrothal were so sacred to me I never felt Inclined to dhftuss them with the world. Moreover, my nature was human nature, girl nature at that, and I could not for the life of me feel offended when men admired me and asked my hand and heart. One of the hardest things a woman Is ever called on to do Is to turn her back on admiration and conquest. They seem essentially a part of her existence and mission. God has given her a queenship; to abdicate her throne Is renunolation not to be asked nor expected. Now, evil has many agents and emis saries iii this world, and they serve with willing hearts and prompt action. There fare it was not long until I got a letter from Tom telling of his great anxiety oc casioned by the reports which had reached him of my interest in other men. He said he had strong reasons for believing that I was tired of him. Unfortunately for sov eral weeks before the receipt of this letter I had been prostrated with an unyielding cold, and on two dates had not written to Tom just on time. Putting this and that together, he credited the rumors and wrote as I have described. I replied promptly to his letter, denying that there was any one in all the world beside himself to whom I gave a thought. I poured out many sweet tilings in that letter, which I would not be willing to repeat here. I had the right of course to utter my wholo heart to Tom, and I tried to make him believe how im possible it was that I could be untrue to him. I waited anxiously for the answer to this affectionate letter, feeling much pain in my own heart to think I had caused Tom suffering. When a week passed and no letter camo from him, I wrote again, tell ing him of my former letter and begging an Immediate response with assurance thathetill loved and trusted me. This was the sweetest, most pleading letter Tom ever got from me, and then I waited. Alas I lam waiting still, though SO years have fled. I heard through the papers that Tom engaged for service with a rich trad ing company and had gone away to TnrH, and that was the last I ever knew of m I grieved and wept and prayed.' That Is all a woman can do. What could have taken Tom away from me? Just those silly, Idle rumors? That could sot be, for my letters contradicted them all, and cer tainly Tom knew I would not tell a lie. I will not dwell on the anguish of that year and of all the years that have fol lowed. People might Bay, as they often do, that a woman Is weak and foolish to love a aan after he has been false and shown himself unworthy. Tom was nei ther false nor unworthy. From the moment that this great sor row fell across ar life XbeUered thai he had a reason f or his mysterloBS silence and action, and that some day it wonld be mafe'isMfe; 'XtfesbvtB. " " .t f - f , "Willi mm iiiil nim -1 ja linilhtii PpS) 69H8jMs spy JMart sfl&m srsss a sofff9 Jaead, shgjjgjMrfnt WMMt. &? turn, lj.jrt WsotttadiLXr Pr . aX festteCt put wHfe my oM home a4 go to live with 'a ratetire la atfr iter. .6aj4e e y ?WffP y&pp" )$' -""1 as coat, thick ma oust and motn eaten, x took it from the hook, wondering who of my loved and lost ones had worn it. It was my brother! coat, Robert, who waa now married and happy In his own home. I dropped on a little stool near by and, womanlike, began to rummage in the pockets. O God! to think what I found! My two letters to my lover! In a moment I was weeping and Galling Tom's name aloud and begging Mm to come back to my lonely heait. -Yes, I had given tham to Bobert to mail, but here they were! The sad mystery that wrecked Tom's life and mine waa explained. That coat had traveled over mountain and stream, toying carelessly and cruelly witn my aesnny as is earned about my last assurances to Tom of a love which will never die. But I have never revealed to my dear brother the part his thought kasness played in my tragic, lonely life. Now the only compensation I hope for Is that heaven will restore to me what Bobert lost me on the earth and znxad- vloe to young ladles is to make no brother an Intermediary mMl agent for love let ters. Sterling Kano In Cincinnati Poet. Shagta Back Old Tlmaa. Waggles Yis, madam, I am hungry. You wouldn't believe it, but I was wonct a man or remarkable musical abilities. The Woman Well, to bring back old times to you, take this ax and chop a few cords out of that wood pile. Syracuse Post. Tn. Acme of Diplomacy. One of the unjust things in this world U that the man who has cold feet when playing pokor Is the ouo who Is able to af ford a vacation trip. Exchange. The great increase in the use of the bicycle on the farm is worth mention ing, aa it Eaves the use of one or more hones. An insect has destroyed many acres tf tomato vines in south New Jersey. M.P.WELLS, AQXNT, FINE TAILORING.' 128 Main Street. Lambert Paper Go 23 W. First I Headquarters far Salt Lake Uity Wrapping Papers, Bags, Twines, Folding Boxes, Etc. SUBSCRIBE FOR THE BROAD AX. EQUITABLE co-cip. TUBE tfS gv Corner First South and Richards Streets. Biggest Bargain Sale Eyer Known How On. Bargains in our Dry Goods Dept. , Doctor Warner's Corsets, - 49 cts. per pr. Z yards long nice white and cream ' Lace Curtains. - - $1.00 per nr. Home-made "Woolen Yarns, all colors, 69 cts per lb 1.00 per bunch 19 cts per yd. 4 ." 4i 5 19 cts Our Own Brand Carpet "Warp, Best quality Table Oil Uloths, Utica C Sheeting, Fine quality Check Ginghams, Fine quality all colors Ualicos, Fine quality Dress Cambrics, Patent Spring Boiler Window Blinds, all complete for See our Heavy Canton Flannel, 10 cts yard, very heavy. 350 pieces assorted size Ribbon, all silk, - - - 5 and 10 cts yd. Fine quality Blaek Cashmere, double fold, ... 19 and 24 cts yd. Black Germantown Yarn, - 69 ct per lb. Home-made 2 yd.wide Linsey, regular price 90 cts, now - - - 59 cts Pink Guineahead Napped Flannel, 8$ cts per yd. Indianhead Sheeting, - 15 yds. for $1.00 Best quality Spool Cottou, - 3 for 10 cts Bargains in our Grocery Department. No. 1 Island Bice, 18 pounds, Japan Tea, per package, English Breakfast Tea, per pound, Good quality Canned Salmon, Best quality Cheese, pr pound, 21 one-pound bars of Laundry Soap, 30 pounds Oatmeal, 25 pounds White Navy Beans, Dry Salt Bacon, per pound, - Haas, per pound, Loose Coffee, Mocca and Java, per lb. 20c FiBBBt qsalitr Homey, pr jomsi, Msstard Sarai&es, largo can, Domestic SardiMs, large can, - Matches, 21 boxes for Finest Smoking ToWcco, per ponnd Kingsford Starch, 1 pound package, Canned Corn. - - - - Baking Powlttr, I poel cans, and $1.00 .10 .25 :10 .12 1.00 1.00 1.00 8 .11 .25 l .10 .05 36 .10 .25. Bargains in our Cloth ing Department. Men's Suits Clothes, Black all wool Cheviots $6.90 " Finest Clay Worsteds, . 10.90 Young Men's Suits Clothes, 15, 16, 17, 18 and 19 years old, - - 355 Boys' Suits Clothes, 4 to 14 years, - .75 Men's fine Black Cloth Overcoat Mackintoshes, 5.00 Boys' Overcoat, with cape, all wool, - 1.75 Men's fine Pants. See them, 90c, $1.10, $1.25, $1.39 Boys' Knee Pants, - 19, 24 and .29 .49 .89 .29 35 cts suit 75 cts suit 49 cts up 19 cts pair 39 " 10 eta 10 cts 15 cts 5 cts per pair 7 cts per pair Men's Bib Overalls, Boys' "... Childs' " Men's Underwear, " all wool, Satchels, Valises and Trunks, from Men's Silk Embroidered Suspenders, Men's Silk Suspenders, very best made, Men a 4-pIy Linen Collars, Celluloid Collars, Celluloid Cuffs, Cotton Socks, good, Cotton Socks, extra good, " Heavy wool mixed Lace Overshirts, 49 cts " mixed cotton Overshirts, - 19 cts " Best quality Switz Conde Underwear, $1.75 suit " White Laundried Shirts, 49, 59, and 69 cts Boys' Heavy Duck Waists, never wear out, 89 ct " Indigo Blue Waists, assorted sizes, 19 cts Bargains in our Shoe Department. $1.29 and $1.39 $1.29 and 1.30 Men's fine Congress Shoes, " fine Lacekoes, " heavy Od Grain Shoes, - 1.40 ' " heavy Split Grain Shoes, double sole, 1.39 Bov's fine Congress Shoes, - - 1.24 lien's Hip Gam Boots, fine auality, . - SM " Knee Gniu Boots, - - 2.49 Carpet Slippers, - - " J5 Ladies' Carpet Slippers, .29 Oar tfhoes dre the Best Make and vt Guarantee them for wear. Notice the Prices, the Goods speak for thembelye? 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