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4' I 1 Almost 5i Distracted DID TOO EVER suffer from real ner vousness? V.'ben ever; nerve seemed to quiver with a peculiar, creepy feeling, first in one place, and then another and all seemed finally to concentrate la a writhing Jumble in the brain, and yon be come irritable, fretful and peevish; to be followed by an impotent, weakened condi tion of the nerve centers, ringing In the fiars, and sleepless, miserable nights ? tr MilPC Krs- Eugcao Searlos, 1S0 simonton Bt, Elk- Nervinc tart-lnd - y. , tous troubles had made KCStOrCS me nearly insane and Tlnjlffi physicians were unable HCiim,,, to help me. My memory was almost gone and every little thing worried me until I was almost distracted. I really feared I was becoming a maniac. I imagined all sorts of evil things and would cry over nothing. I commenced taking Dr. Miles' Restorative. Nervine and four bottles of this wonderful remedy completely cured me. and I am as well now as 1 ever was." 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Hoeine Listers his handa and nrni n hard work for a "young city swell " He makes the acquaintance of Mand Bennett, a pretty girl. IV and V (Is lakes Mand Bennett to the circus snd angers her mother, who abnses aim ana arives Dim irom the bouse. Penniless, he trudges on seeking work and is amazed to find a tl bill n.bis bair. Ho concludes that MmH must have placed it there. VI. VII od VIII Alec makes the acquain tance of Joe Hl3-ins. the frenim Innd. lord of the Ashton Center tavern and store, tries his hand at mowing md makes a failure. The storv be comes town property. Lofers at the tavern naicnie mm, Dat Joe lliggios' Janghter Lizbeth befriends him. He is much cast down and lives on crackers and jam. IX and X Alec becomes Joe Higgins' clerk and works for his board. H lsnrna hii new duties and discovers that George aiarsion. tne oiackf mitn, loves Liz beth. XI and XII Alec goes to church and joins Marston's Sundav tcnooi ciass. ue ttnds Lizbetb wceoin? in the woods and lmma that Joe H!reins has a danceroos malady. XIII Alec earns 5 driv ing a stranger to Pavonia, calls on Mand Bennett during her mother's absence and returns the tl bill XIV and XV Alec discovers that Maud has secretly given back the $1 bill and is offended. ITn lnsrna that MUs Dora Thistle, a New York so ciety girl, is passing the summer ic Ashton Center and wishes tn n r.ane from his menial position. Joe Hijr- gins aa vises mm not to work ton hard. Miss Dora Thistle discovers him and patronizes him. XVI and XVII Miss Thistle loses interest in ti e young clerk. Alec and George Marston so to the mountains after cattle. George reveals his love for Lizbeth. and Joe His'srins dies and denlv. Fnneral of Jon IT! George pmpogH to Lizbeth and is aucepwu. jvviii ana -via. .iec con tinues Joe Higgins' business. A delegation from the Woman's Tem perance alliance calls to stop the sle of cider and beer, and Alec offers Maud a nrmtian as servant. XV Maud runs away from home and wait mues to Asnton Center. Maid's interest in Alec trouble him, nd he declses that he will bo a good friend to her, bnt nothing more. CHAPTER XXI CONHNCBD. The Satnrdhv before the. Maud's birthday, and though they were in tho midst of tho work and of the coming event 'Lisbeth took time witn ner otner Dating to make her a frosted birthday cake, and Alec gave her W8 WMte lawn aress which she was to wear the following week. No one spoke of the birthday till supper time. Then before Hand's clace was the rabn and hanging over the back of ber chair was tne aress. fcne was a little later than the rest in coming to ber meal, and when she came harrying in she stopped nesiae tne ciiair ana looked at the dress in amazement for a moment. Then she, lifted it and asked naivelv : This is the comDlaint of Eat inousanas at tbis season. They have no appetite: food does not relish and often fsiu tn causing severe suffering. Such people urcu tne toning up or the stomach and digestive ormns. whuh a mnnu, .i u j- Barsaparilla will give them. It also puri- iio. ana cnricnes the blood, cures that dis tress after eating and Internal Misery Only a dyspeptic can know, creates an appetite, overcomes that tired feeling and builds op snd sustains the whole physical system. It so promptly and effectively relieves dyspeptic symptoms and cures nervous headaches, that it seems to have almost " a magic touch." Distress Aftor Eating. " "I have been troubled with indigestion for some time. After eating anything that was sweet I was sure to experience great difficulty and distress. Last fall I becran takina Hood's Sarsanarin. . Clad to say that my stomach trouble has entirety aisappearea. l can now eat a hearty meal of almost any kind of food and have no trouble afterwards. Hood's Sarsanarilla has also cured me of aanooi spells." jomr H. HomiQBArsEir, w neauand, Iowa. Such cures prove that Sarsaparilla Is the best tn fact the One True Blood Partner. Prepared by C. I. Hood Oo Lowell. Mass. I Hood's PillstuSSel!00 'i. "Whose Is this?" Jim grasped the situation and prompt ly replied : "It's a birthday present" She looked at ic with evident admira tion. Then she saw the cake. "Is this mino, too?" she asked with still maro wonder and donbtfnhiess. "Yes," replied Bessio at once, deter mined to anticipate Jim with her knowledge this time. "I saw 'Lisbcth making it, and she said it was your birthday cake." Mand looked about tbe tablo in be wilderment, examining the faces of each one, especially these of A lea and 'Xasbeth. At Inst tears filled her eyae, che hung her head and left tho table hastily. In a moment she had washed the tears away cud came back with a smiling face, her kscrt end eyes fall of tender gratitc-Ja. fcho had seemed a lit tle suspicions of 'Lisbeth, bnt now that wa3 all changed. That Saturday night, too, a big no tice was tacked Gn iho frot door cf tho storo where everybody corning to charcb coald see the sunennccment of the "opening." which till thea had been kept a profound secret. The notice remained np all tbe week, and tho turnout tho following Satur day was such as to fill tho hall to snSTj cation. It had been a dull November day, and as darkness settled down tbe first snow of tbe season began to flutter down in great soft flakes. Soon the ground was hidden under an ermine mantle of exquisite richness. By half past 7 tbe people began to ar rive The men stamped the snow rough ly from their boots, and the girls and women shook thoir dresses as they came np on tho veranda. The hall was bright ly lighted, and thpre was a cheerful open fire which Alec had arranged ex pressly for this entertainment. As it was not very cold, no other heat was needed. On one side were displayed all the bright dress goods and made up gowns, which 'Libboth had charge cf. 8iie was dressed herself in a very pretty bright calico, which very well became her pre cisely cot but kindly face. Those who saw her thought they had Dever seen her look so fine. On the other side were the ready made suits fcr men and boys, the overcoats and the tailor's goods and place for measurement. Aioc wore his tailor made suit and was a walking advertise ment. The young fellows seemed al most overcome by his elegance of man ner and looks. Mrs. Higgins. in her best silk dress and an eld fashioned little vhite lace cap, west about among the priests, over flowing with hospitality, and praising liberally the enterprise cf Alec and her danghter 'Lisbeth. Which was the greater wonder was not satisfactorily settled. Flo and Bessio were allowed to be present, too, and trotted about in the highest glee, having the very best time in the world, till they fell asleep ia some kind neighbors arms. George Marston stood near 'Lisbcth's corner, smiling iu astonished wonder at Alec's idea and in pleasure at tbe inevi table result in helping on 'Lisbcth's business, which in one sense was his own as well. The older men crowded about him and talked grain and crops and the milk market and an arrange ment which Alec had made for selling their butter. There was also a great counter of toys and knickknacks, as toothbrush es, bootjacks, kitchen utensils and to forth, cf which he had nominal charge. Bnt he usually referred questioners to 'Lisbeth, who stood near, and she with energetic activity attended to both, dis regarding him apparently on tho ground that he was a useless incumbrance. Bnt he looked on with pleased admiration at her industry. Tho yonng men crowded about Maud's corner, and Alec looked iu her direc tion verv often with enviona eves. Sha 1 aU a fine color tbis evening, and m dress certainly was a 4eanty. Every ono noticed her, tho girls came and s pokn to her, and she sold a large amount cf con fectionery. Many cf the young meu tried to jcke with her familiarly, but she became so cold azd 6; lest that they soon stopped that. Just before 10 o'clock Alec glanced hastily over tbe crowd, thinking it was abont time to briug in tho collation Lisbeth had proposed, but Lis eye was arrested by a strange Cgcre tear the door. It was no other than Mr. Bennett, Mand's farhc-r. lie had just come ia and was lockiug about ia bewilderment, but just as Alec saw him he in turn saw Maud, and she saw him. Slowly ha made his way toward her. "Well, Maud, a fine pla?o this!" Alec heard bim say. He saw Mand's lips an swer "Yes," but hethoaght she was very white. "Your mother sent me to fetch you home," Mr. Bennett went cn after a pause to look aboat, in which his eye met Alec's, though it was baatily with drawn. "I am IS; I am of age. Ton can't take me away against my will." said Maud in hurried tones, drawing back a little behind the counter es if she feared her father might try to reach over after her and take her away by force. "I r!on't want to take you back." said Mr. Bennett bcrtisrUy. "IXj ran say yon won't go?" "Yes," said she. There was a little silence, and tnea Mr. Bennett motioned with bis Lead to ward Alec . "Is fee going to marry your "He's been a good friend to tne," said Mand hastily, as if ia answer to aa accusing tone in Mr. Eenneit'i voice. Aleo heard and turned away. Bis heart thumped ominously as Le realised the perfect faith she bad in him. Bat he said to himself over and over : "I am only her friend. She under stands it." A little later be went np to Mr. Ben nett and shook bands with him. lie spoke about Maud as if she bad come ia tbe ordinary way, and before they part ed Mr. Bennett seemed to brighten con siderably. The collation was soon brought in and eaten with hearty relish. When it was finished, one of tbe yonng men stood np on a chair end amid many awkward jests moved that vote cf thanks be ex tended to Mr. Howe for his very fine display and fiae collation. The motion was carried with load applause, when bis place was immedi ately taken, aa bad been arranged be forehand, by yonng woman, who moved a vote of thanks to Mias 'Lis beth Biggins and Mrs. Biggins, which was carried with aa much earnestness. The undertaking bad proved an im mense success. Nearly 'iCK) worth of goods bad been sold for caul) or credit, and the management cf Aleo and 'Lis beth was firmly established in populari ty among the young people, while tbe older ones looked on with approval. That "store opening" led the way for a general revival of social interest through out tbe town, and its significance was regarded on all 6idrs as decidedly more social than mercantile. Another tie in tho indissoluble bonds bad bound Alee to the country. CHAPTER XXIL winter. The winter had settled down early, as the weather prophets had foretold. The snow lay thick over ail the grouud. and tbe roads ha 1 a packed ncd icy bed. Carts disappeared, and sleighs, sleds anl cutters took their places. How lightly the iron shoos skimmed over tbe ground, and the horses, stimulated by the crisp air, flew as if they bad no load at all. And soon the heavy bobsleds, drawn by double teams of horses or oxen, came from every direction loaded with rough timber for the sawmill, or high corded pilos of firewood which had been waiting for the snow to be hauled into the farmyards, where it could be sawed at leisure, when there no possibility of other work. And how tbe sleds, loaded with rosy faced boys and girls, went shooting down tbe east hill and past the watering trough and church and store, and then down the ledge hill far along the forest road. They came before school, and at noon and after school, and sometimes in the evening with bigger boys and girl whose arms had good excuse for cling ing closely about each other, and girls' bands bad to be warmed in boys' pock ets. Every day tbe school children, as they climbed tbe long hill back from tbeir ride, stopped at the store as at a sort of half way house, to warm their numbed hands and toes, for Alec always kept a roaring fire in the big round wood stove. But winter was especially the time for social gatherings and lyceums and entertainments in the hall by the ladies' sewing society Thanksgiving soon came, and what family gatherings there were! For a full week beforehand the women were engaged in making fat mince dies and pumnkin pies and squash pies and cranberry tarts, and then at the last chicken pies and cranberry sauce and preparing the big turkey. No house was so small or poor it didn't have a feast of seme sort, and if there were any brothers or(sisters to come home, they always came, and abandoned themselves for one dny to old country cheer, spiced sometimes with clear bard cider. For a week Jurt before Christmas Aleo had a grand sale of holiday goods in tbe big hall, and people came even from the neighboring towns for miles about, and tbe sales were really very large. Aleo decorated the store and tavern plentifully with evergreens, and they had a little Christmas tree, with all tbe pies and puddings and candies the children, big and little, could pos sibly eat. Christmas evening was a clear, cold starlit night The day had been a glori ously joyful one. and Jim brought out his big new double runner and wanted tho whole family to go and slide down hill with him. Aleo was ready at the first word, and Mand soon coasenreo, and after awhile 'Lisbeth said she would go. Only Mrs. Biggins held out, till every one turned against her, and they fairly carried ber eff, placing her on tbe sled and palling ber np the bill. When they were ready to make the de scent, Jim sat in front to steer. Mrs. Higgins came next and took a firm grasp of Ler yonng son. while 'Lisbeth. immediately behind, did more to secure ber mother's welfare than ber own safe ty. Then the little ones sat close np be tween 'Lisbeth and Mand, who was be hind them. Aleo pushed tho sled off. How they did whistle through tbe air. while fences and houses and church and store and woods went scudding by them. Even Aleo caoght bis breath and be Id it bard as they rounded a sharp corner, leaning in to balance the veering sled. What if they should all go rolling in the snow, snd what if there were broken bones or cracked skulls? Eut there was no casualty. The sled came to tbe end of its journey in a lei surely glide, and there was the long tramp back again. When thry reached the store, Mrs. Higgins wouldn't think cf going again, and 'Lisbeth cried off and took the little ones, though they wept for more. But Jim said he was go ing if he bad to slide alone, and Alec invited Maud to join bim in keeping Jim company. So off they went, Jim tugging at the sled ia front. Alec and Mand following leisurely behind. He slipped ber arm into his and helped her gallantly. It was the first time he bad ever paid ber any special attention, but tonight he belped ber and tended ber as if she bad been a child or a young lady from the city. Be tat eiose behind ner on tne journeys downward and held her firmly with one baad aboat her waist, while with the other be grasped tbe side cf the sled. Once, tndsed. they went rolling in the snow near the foot of tbe ledge hill, and Alec bad to pick ber np and wipe tbe snow gently from her face and eyes and brush her skirts and cloak and warm her cold hands ia his. It was very sweet, and tie was very happy, and so was Alec, if tbe truth be told. lie wanted to take Let ia his arms and kiss ber. bat be didn't, and she never dieamrd of his desire, though assuredly it would not bare shocked ber. But the next dcy they fell to work sgaia. Maad was but the servant and Alec was virtual matter, lie was a good and courteous master, but master t a cold and formal wcrd, and Maod felt tt. though she did not complain even to herself. As for Aleo, be reproached him self with having made no progress fa introducing Maud to some eligiLlc yonng man. as he bad meant to da Bat. tbongh be was for tbe most part very busy. Alee, too, had fits of lone liness and melancholy, when be would climb the attic stairs to stand brfire tbe Utile window that looked out on the balcony and tbe mountains. There tbe mountains were still, but different now, yet huge and rart, stretching inimita bly away, tbe blinding white expanse of their sides broken by patches of dark pine woods or brown bare ledges. Bnt as the eye traveled upward tbe glitter ing summits seemed to blend insensibly with the gray clouds above them, far. far above the whito valley that lay be tween. And always a vaue Icy mist seemed hanging ever tbem. lest in the keen, cold air their mysteries might be revealed. And tbe wide vslley between stretch ed its white expanse as f sr as the rye could reach, broken here and there by farahouscs and barns whose roofs were heavily snow laden, or by rough thick ets of bare trees, cr tbe dark evergreen woods of pine and spruce and heralork and fir. It was a cold and forbidding prospect, yet fascinating, too, a mys terious monotony, a widen ess sad a gulfing infinitude, from which perhaps the countryman gets that blank calm eyed expression of bis that the mm of the city can never undent and and which sometimes is mistaken for stupidity. Tbe city enthusiast is at times astonish ed at the apparent blindness of the countryman to tbe grandeur and beauty about bim. but if be does not look end admire ir. it rs because bis bones bare become imbued with tbe sights, and bis fingers feel them, and his nerves are toned to them. Take him from their presence, and be would die of loneli ness Aleo learned these lessons alowly. but surely. The country was absorbing him. though be rebelled at rimes. That was why be held aloof from Maud. She was tbe but stiong link that would ir Propfc come rrm fma the wrt bnrfaj far bind him. country girl that she was. and not yet would he yield himself wholly. All that winter, day after day, tbey went about tbelr work, no word spoken, no glance exchanged, that was not of the commonest order. And yet each day be verged Imperceptibly nearer and nearer, snd from time to time be real ised how the distance bad lessened, though even now be stobboruly resisted, and, going np to tne attic window and louking over the snowbound balcony, be rated the mysterious mountains for their subtle witchery. Every uorniug be rose at 6 and kin dled tbe fire in tbe kitcben for 'Lisbeth and Ibcu that in the icy cold store. He broke tbe ice in tbe water backets and weut to tne pump tor tram water, tie washed his face and bands tn lea cold water in the kitcben sink and palled Jim out of bed when be hssl sjes the courage to get up, lliiiiiislasas be even felt it his doty to pound loudly on the aoor ci tne rcom where 'Ustsnh and Maad were, because they were more uiaa nau aa boar late ia coming down. a dou i once a month be went to Pa von'.a, and sometimes with a sled In or der to bring back a load of grain. Tbe wore was monotosKma, but not disagree able to one who bad something in bis bead to thizk about, as Alec hsd. Tbe living was roucb. and sometimes he longed for tbe dainty comforts of his city nome, bnt at tbe earns time he felt his body growing more rind more rug ged, and physical health is a great boon. fro l Tw Oatat Attar tat CSjaatee I. A heavy cold may lead to poec nsonia or consumption. Foley's lloney and Tar taken la true a (Turds terfect recarity from serious results, bold by II. F. Bahnaea. 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