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i Ctje Younger Set H45 By ROBERT W. CHAMBERS, Author of "THB FlQHTINO CHANCE," Etc. Copyrighted, 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. Chapter 4i 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, i. .... i. . .. . n ,i ti,. . ., I 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?" "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 trospection. 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 the nursery. "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 air supply." 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 oo(o 1!K)7, by Robert W. Chambers HI 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." "Feminine shrieks?" "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"-" "What things?" "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 dreadful time" 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 times moments" 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 do?' "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 instinct 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 solver. "For Captain Selwyn, please," mur mured the maid. Miss Erroll passed oat Selwyn took the note and broke the seal: 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 have free. 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 der, By thr way, can't you lunch with me at the Lenox club some day this week? Write, wire or" telephone when, fours, SELWYN. 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 keen VOU 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 dross. Selwyn sauntered over to the basket Klecieu a jam or iwo ui lapc, men Selwyn quietly rose and ttepped out of the circle. usually thin, flat hand and further hospitality, pleasantly declined by Sel- wyn. "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- ner. 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 nervous cordiality. "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 smile. "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, T ... , .,., , may I say one thing or perhaps two? ' , . , ,i t ' a i "Go ahead. Give it to me good and i plenty." "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 ' free" 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 gravely: "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 rlght-ln case Neergard likes the I idea?" 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 Bunkoed. 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. Baltimore American. His Favorite. "Are you fond of repartee, Mr. 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. -Chicago News. Incorrigible. Stella Is she a souvenir fiend? Bella Dreadful! The last dinner she attended she carried away the toot New York Sun. WOMAN AND FASHION Cord Trimmings. 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 , , . , . ., , lower sleeve over a tucked strip of the i nit 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 the face. 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 for. 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 doughnuts." 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 ley college. 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 federation. It is reported that Mrs. John Jacob ; Astor will succeed Mrs. William Astor . as the leader of New York society. 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