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Ctje Younger Set
By ROBERT W. CHAMBERS,
Author of "THB FlQHTINO CHANCE," Etc.
SYNOPSIS OK PUKCKDINM CHAPTKUS. ' yellow set-then all those others mudo
,, m.,ii.. r(i i out of metals copper and coal and
Chap. 1-Keturnlne from Manila. Captain I ci i,-
Selwyn. formerly of the army. Is welcomed i Iron and" She shrugged her youth
home by his sifter. Nina ,V,!?" ?,V f ul shoulders, stIU intent on the pass
husband Austin, mill their numerous child-
ifen. Eileen Krroll. ward of Nina and Austin, lng show.
.lannrfrtftlir.lr Iwinanlwilfl. Kelwili lHlHlKCtl imv, 4t. 4. f i
XlnMt artistic, the illuminated, the mu-
LffiK'lYllSnMS SW.i'l.'Sf '' srts. I" taew more of
brother, (ieralil, despite the young man s them. They were my father s friends
I SfCSaSSTft Sfe'Sa-Si S , of them." She looked over her
raineiine in tne last set. uerain is raumi)-muuiuci
-I by Julius Neergard. a rcale.Ptate operator
mnlareeway. Selwyn promises i-.ncen ic
will look after her brother. He tells her
about Hoots I-anslnir. his army chum In
Manila, who Is coming to New ork. In the
rk Eileen and Selwyn ride past Allxe.
EMVYN had truly enough
expected to encounter
41Ixe again somewhere,
though what he had
been preparing to see
heaven alone knew, but
certainly not the supple, laughing girl
he had known, that smooth, slender,
dark eyed, dainty visitor who had
played at marriage with blm through
a troubled and unreal dream and was
gone when he awoke so swift the
brief two years had passed, as swift
in sorrow as in happiness.
T.TiTiflSnn hflri Tint linm nnrrrnd trhon
hey returned. Without lingering on 1
ihe landing, as usual, they exchanged
formal word or two. Then Eileen
mounted to her own quarters and Sel
wyn walked nervously through the li
brary, where he saw Nina evidently
prepared for some midday festivity,
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Drougnam was outsiue.
"Oh, Phil," she said, "Eileen prob-
ablv forcot that I was colne out. It's I
a directors' luncheon at the exchange.
Please tell Eileen that I can't wait for ,
her. Where is she?"
Dressing. I suppose. Nina. I" 1
"One moment, dear. I promised the
children that you would lunch with
thena in the nursery. Do you mind?
I did it to keep them quiet I was
weafk enough to compromise between a
fos hunt or fudge, so I said you'd
lutich with them. Will you?"
rCertalnly. And, Nina, what sort of
aman is this George Fane?"
"Yes the chlnless gentleman, with
gentle brown and protruding eyes and
the expression of a tame brontosaurus."
"Why how do you mean, Phil?
What sort of man? He's a banker.
He isn't very pretty, but he's popular."
"Oh, popular!" he nodded, as close to
a sneer as he could ever get.
"He has a very popular wife too.
Haven't you mot Rosamund? People
like him. He's about everywhere; very
useful, very devoted to pretty women.
But I'm really In a hurry, Phil." Her
voice dwindled and died away through
the hall; the front door clanged.
He went to his quarters, drove out
Austin's man, arranged his own fresh
linen, took a sulky plunge and, an un
llghted cigarette between his teeth,
completed his dressing In sullen In
When be had tied his scarf and bit
ten his cigarette to pieces he paced
II the room once or twice, squared his
shoulders, breathed deeply and, un
bending his eyebrows, walked off to
"Hello, you kids!" he said, with an
effort "I've come to luncheon. Very
nice of you to want me, Drina."
"Ii wanted you, too," said Billy.
To to sit beside you."
"So am I," observed Drina, pushing
Wlnthrop out of the chair and sliding
In close to Selwyn. She had the cat.
Klt-Ki, In her arms. Klt-Kl, divining
.nourishment, was purring loudly.
Josephine and Clemence in pinafores
and stick-out skirts sat wriggling, with
Wlnthrop between them; the five dogs
sat In a row behind. Katie and Bridget
assumed the functions of Hibernian
Hebes, and luncheon began with a
clatter of spoons.
It being also the children s dinner.
cupper and bed occurring from 5 to C,
meat figured on the card, and Klt-Kl a
purring increased to an ecstatic and
-wheezy squeal, and her rigid tall as
she stood up on Drina's lap was con
stantly brushing Selwyn's features.
The cat Is shedding, too," he re
marked as he dodged her caudal ap
pendage for the twentieth time. "It
will go in with the next spoonful of
cranberry sauce, Drina, if you're not
careful about opening your mouth."
After luncheon Selwyn and Mlsa
Erroll met in the living room, a big.
square, sunny place, In golden greens
and browns, where a bay window
overlooked the park.
Kneeling on the cushions of the deep
window seat, she flattened her deli
cate nose against the glass, peering
out through the lace hangings.
"Everybody and hls-tamlly are driv
ing," she said over her shoulder. "The
rich and great are cornering the fresh
For awhile she kneeled theflr silent
ly Intent on the passing pageant with
all the unconscious cerioslity of a
child. Presently, without 1 twnlsff:
"They speak of the younger set but
what Is Its limit? So many, so many
people! The fauatiag crowd the silly
lowd-the wealthy set-the dreadful
1!K)7, by Robert W. Chambers
iu bcu uere oeiwyn was
. wnftlipr ho wan llatnnlnn- omll,.,l
at him and turned, resting one hand
on the window seat "So many kinds
of people," she 6ald, with a shrug.
"You asked me," he said, "whether
I know Sudbury Gray. I do slightly.
What about him?" And he waited,
remembering Nina's suggestion as to
that wealthy young man's eligibility.
"He's one of the nicest men I know,"
she replied frankly.
"Yes, but you don't know Boots Lan
sing." "The gentleman who was bucked
out of his footwear? Is he attrac
tive?' "Bather. Shrieks rent the air when
Boots left Manila."
"Exclusively. The men were glad
enough. He has three months leave
this winter, so you'll see him soon."
She thanked him mockingly for the
promise, watching him from amused
eyes. After a moment she said:
I ought to arise and go forth with
"'""re's ana wiw aances; out. ao you
know, 1 am not Inclined to revels?
There has been a little Just a very lit
tle bit too much festivity so far, not
that I don't adore dinners and gossip
and dances, not that I do not love to
pervade bright and glittering places.
Oh, no; only I'
Rhr InnL-orl q Tit-It- n mnmnnt of Col- I
w"n- "l sometimes feel a curious de-
slre for otht'r things. I have been feel-
'ns n11 dnJ"-"
"I don't know exactly, substan-
ual ""JBs- ' Ke to learn nnoui
lumgs. My lamer was tne neaa or tue ,
American School of Archaeology In
Crete. My mother was his intellectual I
equal, I believe. Do you know about
mi- nnrontsV cl,B neVorl "'rhnT- ,vr.
lost In the Argolls, off Cyprus. You Btrlled toward the winilo-. noddiug
have heard. I think they meant that I ' B5 Harmon and Sandon Craig,
should go to college-as well as Gerald. A,s,Ue ,turned h3 face toTlne wln(low
I don't know. Perhaps after all it ls and his back to the room Harmon came
better for mo to do what other young lup rathor effusively, offering an un
girls do. Besides, I cnipy it and my -j
they say. She was very much gayer
than I am. My mother was a beauty
and a brilliant woman. But there were
other qualities. I have her letters to
father when Gerald and I were very
little and her letters to us from Lon
don. I have missed her more this win
ter, it seems to me, than even in that
She sat silent chin in band, delicatG
fingers restlessly worrying her red Hps;
then in quick impulse:
"You will not mistake me, Captain
Selwyn? Nina and Austin have been
perfectly sweet to me and to Gerald."
"I am not mistaking a word you
utter," he said.
"No, of course not, only there are
Her voice died; her crear eyes looked i
out into space while the silent seconds ;
lengthened Into minutes. One slender
finger had slipped between her Hps
and teeth; one burnished strand of hair
lay neglected against her cheek.
iuu sain you were BouiB iu iook. up
Gerald," she observed.
"I am now. What are you going to
"I? Oh, dress, I suppose! Nina
ought to be back now, and she expects
me to go out with her."
She nodded a smiling termination of
their duet and moved toward the door.
Then on Impulse she turned, a ques-
tion on her lips left unuttered through
ii uau to uo wiiu iub lueuuiy
of the pretty woman who had so dl-
"Don't forget Gerald."
rectly saluted him In the park a per
fectly friendly, simple and natural
question. Yet it remained unuttered.
She turned again to the doorway. A
maid stood there holding a note on a
"For Captain Selwyn, please," mur
mured the maid.
Miss Erroll passed oat
Selwyn took the note and broke the
Ur Daar Selwyn I'm In a beastly fix
an I. O U. due tonight and pas de quol!
Obviously I don't want Neers&rd to know,
belnc associated, aa I am, with htm In
business, Aa for Austin, he's a peppery
eld boy, bless his heart, and I'm not very
ecure In his rood gracea at present
Fact Is, I cot into a rather atlS tfama
last Blsht asd If a a matter of b&r,
So can you help me to tide It over? I'll
square It on the lit of the month. Yourt
sincerely. GERALD Eimoi.L.
P. S. live meant to look you up for
ever so lone and will the first moment I
Below this was penciled the amount
due, and Selwyn's face grew very seri
ous. The letter he wrote in return ran:
Dear Gerald Chick Inclosed to your or
By thr way, can't you lunch with
me at the Lenox club some day this
week? Write, wire or" telephone when,
When he had sent the note away by
the messenger he walked back to the
bay window, hands in bis pockets, a
worried expression in his gray eyes.
This sort of thing must not be repeat
ed. The boy must halt In his tracks
and face sharply the other way. Be
sides, his own Income was limited
much too limited to admit of many j
uore loans of that sort
He ought to see Gerald at once, but
lomehow he could not in decency ap
pear personally on the heels of his
loan. A certain Interval must elapse
between the loan and the lecture. In
fact, ho didn't see very well how he (
could admonish and instruct until the i
loan had been canceled that Is, until I
the first of the new vear.
' racing the floor, disturbed, uncertain
as to the course he should pursue, he .
looked up presently to see Miss Erroll
descending the stairs, fresh and sweet
In her radiant plumage. As she caught ;
his eye she waved a silvery chinchilla
mull at him a marching salute and
passed on, calling back to him, "Don't i
forget Gerald!" I
"No," he said, "I won't forget Ger
aid." He stood a moment at the win
dow watching the brougham below.
where Nina awaited Miss Erroll. Then
abruptly he turned back Into the room
and picked up the telephone receiver,
muttering, "This Is no time to mince
matters for the sake of appearances
And he called up Gerald at the offices
of Neergard & Co.
"Is it you, Gerald?" he asked pleas
antly. "It's all right about that mat
ter. I've sent you a note by your mes
senger. But I want to talk to you
about another matter something con
cerning myself. I want to ask your
advice, in a way. Can you be at the
Lenox by C? You have an engagement
at 8? Oh, that's all right I won't
its understood, then the
Lenox at G. Goodby!
There was the usual early evening
influx of men at the Lenox who drop
ped in for a glance at the ticker or for
a cocktail or a game of billiards or a
bit of gossip before going home to
Selwyn sauntered over to the basket
Klecieu a jam or iwo ui lapc, men
Selwyn quietly rose and ttepped out of
usually thin, flat hand and further
hospitality, pleasantly declined by Sel-
"Horrible thing, a cocktail," observed
Harmon after giving his own order and
Beating himself opposite Selwyn. "I
don't usually do it Here comes the
man who persuades me-my own part-
Selwyn looked up to see Fane ap-
preaching, and instantly a dark flush
overspread his face.
xou Know ucorge f ane, aon iyour
continued Harmon easily. "Well,
that's odd. I thought, of course Cap
tain Selwyn, Mr. Fane. It's not usual,
but it's done."
They exchanged formalities dry and
brief on Selwyn's part, gracefully ur- i
Dane on tune s.
Sandon Craig and Billy Fleetwood
came wandering np and Joined them.
One or two other men, drifting by, ad
hered to the group.
Selwyn, Involved In small talk, glanc
ed sideways at the great clock and
gathered himself together for depar
ture. Fleetwood was saying to Craig, "Cer
tainly It was a stiff game Bradley,
myself, Gerald Erroll, Mrs. Delmour
Carnes and the Buthvens."
"Were you hit?" asked Craig, Inter
ested. "No; about even. Gerald got It good
and plenty, though. The Ruthvens
were ahead, as usuaL"
Selwyn, apparently hearing nothing,
quietly rose and stepped out of the cir
cle, paused to set fire to a cigarette
and then strolled off toward the vis
itors' room, where Gerald was now
due. He found young Erroll Just en
tering the room and greeted him with
"If you can't stay and dine with
me," ho said, "I won't put you down.
You know, of coarse, I can only ask
you once in a year, so we'll stay here
snd chat a bit"
"Right you are," said young Erroll,
flinging off his very new and very
fashionable overcoat a wonderfully
handsome boy, with all the attraction
that a quick, warm. Impulsive manner
carries. "And I say, Selwyn, It was
awfully decent of you to"
"Boah! Friends are for that sort of
thing, Gerald. Sit here." He looked
at the youns; man heal t tin 3y, bat
Gerald calmly took the matter out of
his Jurisdiction by nodding his order
to the club attendant
"Lord, but I'm tired." he said, sink
ing back into a big armchair. "I was
up till daylight, and then I had to be
in the office by 0, and tonight Billy
Fleetwood is giving oh, something or
! other. By the way, the market isn't
doing a thing to the shorts. You're
not In. are you, Selwyn?"
"No, not that way. I hope you are
not either, are you, Gerald?"
"Oh, it's all right," replied the young
fellow confidently, and, raising his
glass, he nodded at Selwyn, with a
"You were mighty nice to mo any
how," he said, setting his glass aside
and lighting a cigan "You see, I went
to a dance, and after awhile some of
us cleared out. and Jack Ituthven of-
fcTeA us troublCf g0 ualf a aozen of us
wrn ilinrv, T fiarl Ihn irnrot rvirrla n '
man ever drew to a kicker. That was
all about it."
"Do you mind saying whether you
banked my check and drew against
it?'" asked Selwyn.
"Why, no; I Just Indorsed it over."
"To to whom, If I may venture?"
"Certainly," he said, with a laugh.
"To Mrs. Jack" Then In a flash for !
'ou iwc mighty nice to mc anyhow,"
! tic said.
j the flrst tlme tne realized what he
was saylnK and stopped aghast, scarlet
i to his balr.
Selwyn's face had little color remain
ing In it, but he said very kindly: "It's
I all right Gerald. Don't worry"
"I'm a beast!" broke out the boy. "I
beg your pardon a thousand times."
' "Granted, old chap. But Gerald,
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, may I say one thing or perhaps two? '
, . , ,i t ' a
i "Go ahead. Give it to me good and
"It's only this: Couldn't you and I
I see one another a little oftener? Don't
' be afraid of me. I'm no wet blanket.
I'm not so very aged either. I know
something of the world; I understand
I something of men. I'm pretty good
company, Gerald. What do you say?"
"I say sure!" cried the boy warmly.
"It's a go, then. And one thing
more: Couldn't you manage to come up
to the house a little oftener? Every
body misses you. of course. I think
your Sister Is a trifle sensitive"
"I will," said Gerald, blushing.
"Somehow I've had such a lot on hand
all day at the office and something
on every evening. I know perfectly
well I've neglected Elly and every
body. But the first moment I can find
Selwyn nodded. "And last of all,"
he said, "there's something about my
own affairs that I thought you might
, advise me on."
Gerald, proud, enchanted, stood very
straight. The older roan continued
"I've a little capital to invest not
very much. Suppose and this, I need
not add, is in confidence between us
suppose I suggested to Mr. Neergard"
"Oh," cried young Erroll, delighted, Braided Serge Suit,
"that is fine! Neergard would be glad , instead of the more usual navy a
, enough. Why. we've got that Valley- very deep, rich red was chosen for
dale tract in shape now, and there are ; the serge suit shown in this lllustra
scores of schemes in the air scores of tiPn. The wrge Is of close weave and
them-important moves which may 1 medium v.oifr'.it. The smart coat Is
mean anything!" he ended excitedly.
"Then you think It would be all
case Neergard likes the I
Gerald was enthusiastic. After awhile
fhv hnnrie -iw iimi. tr ootv.
arate. And for a long time Selwyn
, 6at there alone In the visitors' room.
ehsent eveil. faelni- the hlnzlnt? Are of
; canncl coal,
j How t0 'be friends with this boy
, wlth0ut openly playing the mento.-;
how to gain his confidence without ap
pearlng to seek it; how to influence
him without alarming him! No, there j
was no great harm in him yet; only I
the Impulse of inconsiderate youth; i
One thing was imperative the boy
must cut out his card playing for
stakes at once, and there was a way '
to accomplish that by impressing Ger
ald with the idea that to do anything 1
behind Neergard's back which he
would not care to tell him about was
a sort of treachery.
To lie continued. sssssl
A country Blrl there was named Kitty,
Who wanted to live In the city.
So she camo Into town.
Where she soon was "done brown"
And lost her cash, which was a pity.
"Are you fond of repartee,
Green?" asked the hostess.
"Not any," answered the rural guest
"I prefer coffee." Browning's Maga
zine. A Pugilist's Life.
Chapter I. A comer.
Chapter II. A stayer.
Chapter III. A goner.
Chapter IV. A has-been. Puck.
About the Size of It
"Vinegar never catches flics,"
So the proverb maker wrote.
And the sugarless candidate
Oft falls to catch the vote.
Stella Is she a souvenir fiend?
Bella Dreadful! The last dinner
she attended she carried away the
toot New York Sun.
WOMAN AND FASHION
Popular nmonc the winter':! tni
mlngs is the lacing: of eord, br.-.'.d. sllL
or satin which Is ilrawa tliruugli eye
lets and tied In a knot vitli n cm'.
In the illustration such u lacing
shown, this one bchi;: of roft. ratli"r
heavy silk, used double :iud finished
with tassels in the same shade. T!.
lacing and the binding used nrotit.
the scalloped edges ot the bodice nre
of brown In n deeper tone than lb
of the cashmere frock. The tuck. I
gulnipc Is i nioussclluc de sole. The
same lacing, somewhat narrower. Is
, casitmxue frock w:ra s.vrrx i,acikis.
used to fasten the two sides of the
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lower sleeve over a tucked strip of the
All sorts of materials are used fcr
these lacings, according to the sort W
costume on which they are to be used
and there are few costumes In tlx
wardrobe on which they do not ap
pear. Gold ribbon, rather soft In
quality, so that It may be doubled, U
finished with gold balls or tassels.
Figured gold ribbons are also used for
this purpose under some conditions,
but the most popular material of
which to make the lacings is Mift
sat In of the same shade as the gown.
Trimmings For Cloth Gowns.
Embroidered bands arc fashionable
for cloth or velvet gowns, and color Is
Introduced Into them In many differ
ent ways and with satisfactory effect.
It Is Interesting to r-ec bow a touch of
green, blue, cerise or yellow worked
into a dull monotone will lighten It or
how a thread of gold or silver or
sharply contrasting black will entirely
change and transform a model gown
that has been unbecoming. There Is
certainly no excuse whatever this sea
son for a woman to be unbecomingly
gowned, for with the colored trim
mings and the white yoke almost any
color Is possible, as it need not lo near
IN DEKF liEU SEUGE.
outlined with wide silk braid of self
toue, and Its long lines are empha
tl7.ed by trimming of soutache. Deep
red stones set in rims of oxidized sil
ver form the buttons.
A New Silk.
Aluminium silk has been used rath
er sparingly hitherto In the shape of
girdles and sashes. Now It has come
out la blouse form, and the result Is
decidedly attractive. One blouse of
this silk is made on tailored shirt
lines with broad, flat plaits and Is re
lieved at the throat by a fold of pur
ple velvet beneath a frill of mallnes
lace. In more elaborate style this silk
Is admirable to wear with a wait of
gray ottoman silk or a coat of gray
DAMES AND DAUGHTERS.
A proud boast of Gilford, N. II., Is
Mrs. Susan Emerson, eighty-three
years old, who can fry the "real old
fashioned New England molasses
Miss Clara M. Howard has been ap
pointed to the international fellowship
founded by the Society of American
Women In London. She Is Instructor
In rhetoric and composition nt Welles
Miss Julia Morrow has gouc to Cin
cinnati to assume charge of the work
of establishing a school to train young
men and women to become rescue and
purity workers. She is the correspond
ing secretary of the National Purity
It is reported that Mrs. John Jacob
; Astor will succeed Mrs. William Astor
. as the leader of New York society.
She was Miss Ava Willing before her
marrljfge and will no doubt very grace
I fully take up the mantle dropped fi;om
( the shoulders of the former queen,
j Miss Ester Voorhees Hassou ha
been appointed chief nurse In the Unit-
ed States navy and as such will have
charge of a corps of 100 nurses, which
arc to form a nucleus for a larger
corps to be added In case of war. She
was chosen by the medical board of
the United States navy on account of
her long sorvb-e and eminent fitness
for the position.
, Precise Aunt (trying to amuse Kate,
who had conic to spend the day) Oh.
I see pussy washing her face!
Kate (with scorn) She's not wash-
lng her face. She's washing her feet
I and wiping 'em on her face. Judge's
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