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THE ABGUS, SATURDAY. NOVEMBER 14, 1908.
By ROBERT W. CHAMBERS,
Author ot "The Fighting Chance' Etc
Copyright, 1907, by Robert W. Chambers
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CHAPTER, I. Returning from Manila, i A red nen(jea girl." she said teas
Captain Philip Selwj n. formerly of the , , T tuoUght you nad better taste
army, is welcomed home by hit sister.
Nina Gerard, her wealthy husband. Aus-. man man
tin, and their numerous children. Kileen' "Than to think TOU a raving beau
Krroll, ward of Nina and Austin, is part .
of their household. Kelwyn has been ty
divorced, without guilt on his part, byi "Oh," She Said, "yOU don't think
ma wilt', aiixp, woo is now uie wiie ii
Jack Uuthven. witli whom she rail:
away from Selwyn. I
CHAPTKIi 11. ICileen. who la very
fond of her brother. Gerald, despite'
the young man's neglect of her, makes
friends with Selwyn. I
ClUrriOll III. Gerard is worried
about young Krrnll's mingling in the
fast net. Herald is employed by Julius
Necrgard, h real cstrtte operator in a
large way. Selwyn promises Klleen he
will look after her brother. He tells
1ci about Hoots Lansing, his army
ehum in Manila, who is coming to
New York. In the park Kileen and
Selwyn ride past Alixe.
CHAPTER XV. Eileen's deceased
father was an archaeologist, and she
has Inherited some of his scholarly
qualities. Selwyn helps Gerald settle a
gambling debt and determines to un
dertake his reformation.
CHAPTKR V. Alixe and Selwyn meet
and discuss their altered relations. He
Is introduced to Mrs. Rosamund Fane,
leader of the fast set and Alixe's clos
est friend. He appeals to Alixe to help
him keep Gerald from gambling.
CHAPTER VI. The friendship of
Kileen and Selwyn progresses.
CHAPTKR VII. Gerald promises Sel
wyn ho will stop gambling. Neergard
tliscloses to Selwyn. who is interested
in his office, a plan to control the Sio
witha Country club by buying up farms
essential to Hie club's existence. The
plan does not appeal to Selwyn. and he
consults Austin, who denounces Neer
gard and his methods.
-Br WlMpC5r O PC-I
IIEEN settled deeper
among her pillows as
the table was removed,
and Selwyn drew his
"What is the matter
with Gerald?" she ask
ed. "Could yon tell me?"
"Nothing serious Is the matter, Ei
"Is he not 111."
She lay still a moment: then, with
the slightest gesture. "Come here."
He seated himself near her. She laid
ber band fearlessly on bis arm.
"Tell me." she demanded. And as
"be remained silent, "Once." she said.
"I came suddenly into the library,
Austin and Gerald were there. Austin
seemed to be very angry with my
brother. - I heard him say something
that worried me. and I slipped out be
fore they saw nie."
Selwyn remained silent,
"Was that It?"
"1 don't know what you heard."
"Don't you understand me?"
"Well, then" she crimsoned "has
Gerald m-uiisbehaved again?"
"What did you hear Austin say?" he
"I heard something about dissipa
tion. He was very angry with Gerald.
It fs not the best way. I think, to be
come angry with either of us either
me or Gerald because then we are
usually inclined to do It again, what
ever It is."
They laughed a little. Her fingers,
which had tightened on his arm. re
laxed, her hand fell away, and she
straightened up." sitting Turk fashion
and smoothed her hair, which contact
with the pillows had disarranged so
that it threatened to come tumbling
over eyes and cheeks
."Oh. hair, hair." she murmured,
"you're Nina's despair and my endless
punishment- I'd twist and pin you
tight If I dared. Some day 1 will too.
What are you looking at so curiously.
Captain Selwyn my mop?
"It's nbout the most stunningly
beautiful thing I ever saw." be said.
It was a new note in their cordial
Intimacy, this nascent Intrusion of the
personal. To her It merely meant his
very charming recognition of her ma
turity that she was fast becoming a
woman like other women, to be looked
at and remembered as an individual
and no longer classed vaguely as one
' among hundreds of the newly emerged
whose soft unexpanded personalities
. all resembled one another.
For some time now she had cherish
ed this tiny grudge in her heart that
be. had never "seemed to notice any
thing in particular about her except
. when ho tried to . be agreeable con
cerning some new gown. The contrast
had become the sharper, too. since she
,o,i .i.-0n tr, th orfmtw.M
other men. And the awakening was.
only half convinced happiness mm-
.gled with shy surprise that the wise
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As a matter of fact ho himself had
(become aware of it so suddenly that
'he had no time to think very much
about it. It was rather strange, too.
ithat he had not always been aware
of It. or was it partly the mellow
flight from the lamp tinting her till
;she glowed and shimmered like .a
iyoung sorceress, sitting so straight
there In her turquoise silk and misty
When Drina had gone to bed Boots
also took his leave, and Selwyn rose,
too, a troubled, careworn expression
replacing the careless gayety . which
had made him seem so young In Miss
ErroM's. youthful eyes.
"Walt, Boots." lie said. "I'm going
home with you." And to Eileen, al
most absently: "Good night. I'm so
very glad you are well again."
"Good night," she said, looking tip at
him. The faintest sense of disappoint
ment came orer her at what she did
not know. Was it because in his com
pletely altered face she realized the
instant and easy detachment from her-
auu v uai concerneu tier was it
because other people, like Mr. Lausin
other Interests, like those which so
plainly In his face betrayed his preoc
cupationhad so easily replaced an in
timacy which had seemed to grow new
er and more delightful with every
What was it. then, that he found
more interesting, more Important, than
their friendship, their companlonshin?
Was she never to grow old enough or
wise enough or experienced enough to
exact without exacting his para
mount consideration and Interest?
Was there no common level of mental
equality where they could meet where
termination of interviews might be mu
tual, might be fairer to her?
Now hewent away, utterly detached
from her and what concerned her, to
seek other interests of which she knew
nothing; absorbed In them to her tit
ter exclusion, leaving her here with
the long evening before her and noth
lng to do, because her eyes were not
yet strong enough to use for reading.
Lansing was saying. "I'll drive as far
as the club with you, and then you can
drop me and come back later."
"Right, my son. I'll finish a letter
and then come back."
"Can't you write It at the club?"
"Not that letter." he replied In a low
voice and. turning to Eileen, smiled
his absent, detached smile, offering his
But she lay back, looking straight op
at him. '
"Are you going?"
. "Yes. I have several"
i "Stay with me," she said In a low
. For a moment the words meant noth
ing; then blank surprise silenced him,
followed by curiosity.
"Is there something you wished to
tell me?" he asked.
Ills perplexity and surprise grew.
"Walt a second. Boots," be said. And
Mr, Lansing, being a fairly Intelligent
young man, went out and down the
"Now." he said too kindly, too sooth
lngly. "what Is It. Eileen V
"Nothing.' I thought but I don't
care. Please go. Captain Selwyn."
"No, I shall not until you tell me
what troubles you."
, "I can't."
"Why, it is nothing, truly it Is noth
ing. Only I was it is so early only a
quarter past 8.
He stood there looking down at her,
striving to understand. .
That is all," she said, flushing a
trifle. "I can't read, and I can't sew,
and there's nobody here. . I don't mean
to bother you"
. "Child," he exclaimed, "do you want
me to stay?"
, ."Yes," she said. "Will you?" - '.
! lie walked swiftly to the landing
outside and looked down.
"Boots." he called In a low voice,
'Tm not going home yet : Don't wait
'for me at the Lenox."
I : "All right." returned Mr. Lansing
cheerfully. A moment later the front
,r flosed be,ow- Then SelwTn came
aJlfclulu noraty. .,
" For an Q0Ur ne sa there telling her
the gayest stories and talking the most
.delightful nonsense, alternating with
' Interesting Incisions Into y serious sub-
jeers which it enchanted her to dis-
Beet under his confident guidance.
Alert, intelligent, all aqulver between
laughter and absorption, she had sat
, up among her silken pillows, resting
-her weight on one rounded arm, her
splendid young eyes fixed on him to
detect and follow and Interpret every
change In his expression personal to
the subject and to her. share In It ,
.Ills old self again!.. What could-be
more welcome? Not one shadow In his
pleasant eyes, not a trace of pallor, of
care, of that gray aloofness. How Jpl
ly. how young, he was after all!
fa ' They discussed or laughed at or meh
v cloned and dismissed, vii a. gesture a
thousand matters of common Interest
In that swift hour incredibly swift .
.unless fhv hall clock's deadened
chimes were mocking time Itself with
She beard them, the enchantment
still In her eyes. ' He nodded, listening,
meeting her gaze with his smile undis
turbed. , When the last chime had
sounded she lay back among her cush
ions.' ' "Thank you "for staying.", she said
quite happily. "Do yon think me in
teresting to real men, like you and
Boots?" she asked.
"Yes." he said deliberately, "I do. I
don't know how Interesting, because I
never quite realized how how you
had matured. That was my stupid
ity." "Captain Selwyn." In confused tri
umph, "you never gave me a chance
I mean, you always were nice in In
the same way you are to Drlna. I
liked It don't, please, misunderstand
only I knew there was something else
to me something more nearly your
own age. it was Jolly to unow you
were really fond of me. but youthful
sisters grow faster than you imagine.
And now, when yon come, I shall ven
ture to believe It is not wholly to do
me a kindness but a little to do
yourself one too. " 13 that not the basis
'Community and equality of Inter
ests. Isn't it?"
'And in which the-the charity of
superior experience and the Inattention
of intellectual preoccupation and the
amused concession to Ignorance must
steadily, if gradually, disappear? Is
that It too?"
Astonishment and chagrin at his mis
conception of her gave place to out
right laughter at his own expense.
Where on earth did you l mean
that I am quite overwhelmed under
vour cuttine Indictment of me. Old
duffers of my age"
"Don't say that." she said. "That
is pleading guilty to the indictment
and reverting to the old footing. I
shall not permit you to go back."
"I don't want to, Eileen."
"I am wondering," she said airily,
about that 'Eileen.' I'm not sure but
that easy and fluent 'Eileen' is part of
the Indictment. What do you call
Gladys Orchil, for example?"
"What do I care what I caU any
body?" he retorted, laughing.
Their light hearted laughter mingled
delightfully fresh, free, uncontrolled.
peal after peaL She sat huddled up
like a schoolgirl, lovely head thrown
back, her white hands clasping .her
knees; he, both feet squarely on the
floor, leaned forward, his laughter
"What nonsense! What blessed non
sense you aud 1 are talking!" she said,
"but it has made me quite happy. Now
you may go to your club."
"I don't want to."
"Oh. but you must" 6he was now,
dismissing him "because, although 1
am convalescent, I am a little tired.
and Nina's maid Is waiting to tuck me
"So you send me away?"
"Send you" She hesitated, de
lightfully confused In the reversal Of
roles not quite convinced of this new
power which of Itself had seemed to
invest her with authority over man.
ies, sue said, "l must send you
away." And her heart beat a little
faster in her uncertainty as to his
obedience, then leaped in triumph as
he rose with a reluctance perfectly
"Tomorrow." she said. "I am to drive
for the first time. In the evening
may be permitted to go to the Grays
mid-Lent dance, but not to dance
much. Will you be there? Didn't they
Flaying a siphon on a tall, thin glass.
ask you? I shall tell Suddy Gray what
I think of him, I don't care whether
it's for the younger set or not! Good
ness me, aren't you as young as any
body? Well, then, so we won't see
each, other tomorrow. And the day
after that oh, I wish s I had my en
gagement list. Never mind; I will tele
phone you when I'm to be at home or
wherever . I'm going to be. . But it
Won't be anywhere In particular be
cause It's Lent, of course. Good night,
captain beiwyn. xou ve been very
sweet . to me, and I've enjoyed every
single instant" . .
When he bad gone she rose, a trifle
excited in the glow of abstract happl
ness, and walked erratically about,
smiling to herself, touching and rear
Dull headache, furred tongue,
yellowish cast to the whites of
the eyes, sallow skin,' offensive
breath, are. all signs that the
liver needs a dose or two of .
Sold EmywlMr. U Imoms 10a sad 25c
ranging objects that caught her atten
tion. Then an innocent instinct led
her to the mirror, where she stood a
moment looking back Into the lovely
reflected face with its disordered hair.
"After all." she said. "I'm not as
aged as I pretended. I wonder if he is
laughing at me now. But he was very,
very nice to me."
Selwyn was playing the fizzing con
tents of a siphon upon the Iced ingre
dients of a tall, thin glass which stood
on a table in the Lenox club.
The governor's room being deserted
except by himself and Mr. Lansing,
he continued the animated explanation
tf his delay in arriving.
"So I stayed." he said to Boots, with
an enthusiasm quite boyish, "and I
had a perfectly bully time. She's Just
as clever as she can be. startling at
moments. : I never half appreciated her.
She formerly appealed to me In a dif
ferent way. a young girl knocking at
the door of the world and no mother
or father to" open for her and show
her the glmcracks and the freaks and
the sideshows. - Do you know. Boots,
that some day that girl Is going to
marry somebody, and It worries me,
knowing men as I do, unless you
should think of"
"Great James," faltered Mr. Lan
sing, "are you turning into a schat
schen? Are you planning to waddle
through the world making matches for
your friends? ; If you are I'm quitting
you right here."
"It's only-becau8e you are the de
centest man I happen to know," said
Selwyn resentfully. "Probably she'd
turn you down auyway. But" and he
brightened up "I dare .. say , she'll
.choose the best to be had. It's a pity,
though." a vv v .' .. .-
"Whnt's'a pity V, . . ' . s
. "That a charming, Intellectualsensi
tive, Innocent-girl like that should
be turned oyer to a plain lump of a
man." :."-v 7
"When you've finished your eulogy
on our sex," said Lansing, "I'll walk
home with you." -
As the two men entered their own
door, and started to ascend the stairs
a door on the parlor floor opened, and
their landlady appeared, enveloped In
a soiled crimson kimono, and a false
front which bad sllppj-d sideways.
"There's the sultana." whispered
Lansing, "and she's baking sign lan-
guage at yon ? Wigwag her, PhllOhT
good evening, Mrs. Gaeeve! Did you '
wisu iu b lie an 10 uief iua w tjapiatn
SelwyoV-of courser .-( " -;"If
you please,' , slid. Mrs. Greeve
ominously, so Laasilig continued up-1
ward; Selwyn. descended. Mrs. Greeve
waved him Into the cy parlor, where
he. presently found i her straightening
her "frontTvlth w fk. worn.' Angers.
"Captain Belwyc, I deemed it tn-
duty to set up ladder to.tafQrm.jou ,
A Golytic Barber
HPHE distinction of opening the first Coly tic Barber
J- Shop belongs to Mr. Etnil Caye of Baltimore, Md.
"Colytic" is from a Greek word meaning preven
tive, that is, havitig the power to prevent the spread of
Patrons of barber shops have noticed extraordinary changes in recent years, for in certain shops the attempt
at modern cleanliness orAsepsis, as it is called almost equals that in the operating room of a hospital.
Not many years ago, any attempt on the part of a barber to discourage the spread of disease breeding germs
would have been considered a huge joke, but there is no joke about it today. The discovery by Processor
Unna (ask your doctor about him) that dandruff is a contagious disease due to an Invisible vegetable growth (a
microbe) in the scalp, together with the fact that certain other diseases can be spread in barber shops, unless
intelligent preventive measures are employed, has put a new phase upon barbering.
Incidentally too, it has enabled the more progressive and inteligent barbers to employ expensive scientific
methods that add greatly to the safety and comfort of their patrons, while at the same time paying handsome re
turns upon their investments. ,
The word "Antiseptic" has been very generally adopted by barbers to describe shops in which the newer
methods prevail, but as antiseptic means putrefaction, or having the power to destroy the bacteria upon which
putrefaction depends, it will be seen that the word "Colytlc' more correctly describes Mr. Caye's wonderful pal
ace of cleanliness, that is claimed to be one of the sights of Greater Baltimore. Mr. Caye is a pioneer in scientific
barbering, having been proprietor of the famous old Carrolton Hotel barber shop, that enjoyed international fame
on account of its Aseptic methods.
Does the great Cojtyc barber shop find it necessary to use Newbro's Hcrpicide, the original remedy that
kills the dandruff germ? Indeed it does. Each one of the 20 barbers in this big establishment has Newbro's
Hcrpicide on his stand, because the patrons of high grade barber shops, all over our land, prefer Newbro's Herpi
cide and are willing to pay for it. Read the following short but interesting details of the Coltyc barber shop:
K:ioh barbor stanil is equipped with an Klectrlcal
Sterilizer, wlie-cin the barber's razors are sterilized
before use. Th s renders each razor absolutely free
from micro-or nanisms or spores, thereby making it
impossible for the razor to spread disease.
B ushes, Combs and Mugs.
All shavlnR muffs , hair-brushes and combs are ster
ilized before and after beimr used on each customer.
The thoroueh sterilization of these implements means
their perfect freedom from pathogenic germs.
Remember that Newbro's Herpicide is the ORIGINAL remedy that kills the dandruff germ.
Before Herpicide was manufactured, not two people in a thousand, outside of medical men, knew anything
about the dandruff germ, because its discovery was too recent.
The campaign for scalp cleanliness conducted by the Herpicide Company has been a potent factor in bring
ing about the improved conditions that are found in the more progressive barber shops today.
Save and beautify your hair with Newbro's Herpicide.
Send 10 cents in stamps to the Herpicide Company, Dept. 39, Detroit, Mich., for sample and booklet.
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Applications at Prominent Barber Shops.
T. H. THOMAS, Special Agent.
ot certain specials doin's." she said
"What 'doings?' " he inquired.
"Mr. Erroll's. sir. Last night he evi
dentially found difficulty with the
stairs, and I seen him asleep on the
parlor sofa when I come down to an
swer the milkman a-smokin' a cigar
that wasn't lit. with his feet on the
"I'm very, very sorry, Mrs. Greeve,"
he said, "and so is Mr. Erroll. He and
I had a little talk today, and I am
sure that he will be more careful here
after." "There Is cigar holes burned Into the
carpet," Insisted Mrs. Greeve. "and a
mercy we wasn't all insinuated in our
Their landladu atrpcared. -beds,
one window pane broken and
the gas a blue an whistlin' streak
with the curtains blowln' into it an'
a strange cat on to that satin dozydo,
the proof being the repugnant , per
fume.", fx .
"All of which.", sajd Selwyn, "Mr.
Erroll will make every possible
amends for. ne Is very young. Mrs.
Greeve and very much ashamed. 1 am
sure. So please don't make It too hard
for him." -
She stood, little slippered feet plant
ed . sturdily in the first position In
dancing, fat. bare -arms protruding
from the kimono, her work stained
fingers linked together In front of ber.
With a soiled thumb she turned a ring
on her third finger.
"I ain't a-goln' to be mean to no-'
body," she said. "My gentlemen Is
always refined, even If they do some
times forget thelrselves when young
and sporty.- Mr. Erroll Is now abed,
sir, and asleep like a cherub. Ice bavin
been served three times with towels
extra. Would you be good enough to
mention the bill to him in the mornln.
the : grocer beln' sniffy ?v. And 'she
handed the wadded and inky memo
randum of damages to Selwyn, who
pocketed it with a hod of assurance.
.There' was," she added, ' following
him to the door, "a lady here to see
you twice.; leaver bp name or Inten
AH towels are white linen. After beinR laundered
they are packed In bundles of lit and put into colytio
bags, where they remain protected until they are.
used. Barbers are not limited to the number of tow
els used on a customer, and fifteen thousand towels
are constantly in use.
Fabrics, Utensils, Etc.
All hair cutting gowns, clippers, etc.. are kept in
large glass fumigators. wherein a powerful disinfect
ant is vaporized, the fumes of which completely de
stroy disease germs of every character.
tions otherwise than business affairs
of a pressln' nature."
"A lady?" he repeated, halting 6hort
on the stairs.
"Young and refined, allowln' for a
"She she asked for me?" he repeat
"Yes. sir. She wanted to see your
rooms. But bavin no orders. Captain
Selwyn, although I must say she was
that polite and ladylike and." added
Mrs. Greeve irrelevantly, "a art rocker
come for you. too. and another for
Mr... Lansing, which I placed in yotor
respective settin rooms."
vOh," said Selwyn. laughing in re
lief, "it's all right, Mrs. Greeve. The
lady who came Is my sister, Mrs.
Gerard, and whenever she comes you
are to admit her, whether or not I am
"She said she might come again,"
nodded Mrs. Greeve as he mounted
the stairs. "Am I to show her up any
time she comes?"
"Certainly. Thank you." he called
back. "And -Mr. Gerard, too. If he
He looked into Boots' room as he
passed. That gentleman. In bedroom
costume of peculiar exotic gorgeous
ness, sat stuffing a pipe with shag and
poring over a mass of papers pertain
ing to the Westchester Air Line's prop
erty and prospective developments.
"Come in, Phil." he called out, "and
look at the dinky chTlr Somebody sent
me." But Selwyn shook his head.
. ."Come Into my rooms when you're
ready," he said and closed the door
again, smiling and turning away to
ward his own quarters. As he lighted
his pipe there came a hesitating knock
at the door. He Jerked his head sharp
ly. The knock was repeated.
(To be Continued.)
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