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dered whether ho would content himself with tho more
drawing of blood for 'twas sold .he could strike almost
' where ho listed or whether he was bent upon Forest's
death. But presently they began to notice that all his
tricks and feints were met by Forest with a quiet, deter
mined coolness. For many minutes Langloy pressed, but
always he failed to get behind the guard that Beemed to
be as wide and as high as Forest himself, and to consist
of not ono, but many bars of tested stool.
A candle fell from its place and, still alight, rolled along
tho floor until it stopped near Forest's feet The watchers
caught their breath; suppose ho should slip upon it or its
flamo should but almost quicker than their thoughts he
moved one foot and Bent tho candle rolling to the wall,
the impact with which put out its light And yet he had
not fora second moved his eyes from Langley's face, or.
made one false move In mooting tho tatter's attacks. The
soldlors at the door smllod knowingly. Tho others re
garded Forest with amazement, but no one spoke, only
some began to breathe harder even than the two who were
Presently, at tho close of a more determined attack
by Langloy, which, as tho othors had done, failed. Forest
took a stop forward. Ills arm seemed to move a little
more rapidly than beforo, and, though Langloy tried not
to do so, be gave ground. Again and again ho was com
pelled to do this. Twico Lord Forest's rapier ripped bis
coat, once on tho left and once on tho right shoulder. The
onlookers thought at flrst that this was a raro accident,
that no man could uso a weapon with such deadly nicety,
in .the heat of conflict, until Langley's coat was again
rlppod by that darting tongue of stool, this Umo under the
left arm, and a moment thereafter under tho right.
IN Now Year's ovo, 1704, Lord John Langloy
walked into Dorlvars Inn, on a little street
Imck of Tho Mall.. Somo of the young bloods,
the guests of Sir Jamos Johnstone, as vfde
their wont, wore spending the afternoon In
carousal there. Langloy had been abBent
from tho town for two years, following a
quarrel with Lndy Anno Marston, to whom
he was paying court. Nono, In London, or
indeed in England, had' been able to say
with certainty In that time whero ho could
bo found, although it was known that he
had visited many of the largor cities of tho
DnnnlfA illn fitnf 4l.n Un tf.. A1rtA .
1; tacblos, Sir James and old Dorlval recognized him, but
,,$-t ms request ror secrecy tho former introduced him
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I. -had known him Bllchtlv. others not at nil. 'Twnn timrit.
l$t aa easy, matter to befool them. Tho afternoon was
f v P.nt with cards and wine, Langjoy partaking somo-
nuav BjmwuBiy, uiuugu uiuunag into mo gamming rend
ily enough, battling with Sir James for fairly high
stakes, and in tho ond losing to hlra 2,000 guineas. After
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feHy M)ra Langloy, nowovor, sot tholr minds upon an-
, Sir James, whon ho ros'o suddenly, and with a curso flung
nit vidbii ncninar fun nraii hiriFB mnmnnt iiin.A.t.Mtk..i.
' was sllenco, then Langloy, not loudly, but quite plainly,
.said: "An I do not kiss a maid of high dogrco on her
P- war to my Ladv Tomnleton'a ball tn-n cht vnu nman
bfne for tho debt An I do it. you write mo free?"
y : ?Ydu have it right," answered Sir James, dryly.
&- "The wacer'a as eood as won." Lanclnr rnhimnH
Ztdj life on lt,"--rising as ho spoko.
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of it fell athwart, the carrlago, bringing Into view three
persons: an elderly man and woman, and a young and
dazzling creature. Lady Mary Courtenay.
He bowed. "Lady," he said, softly, " 'Ub In the matter of a
kiss." Again she started.' The elderly man in the carriage cried
out. angrily; and attempted to rise, but Langloy, springing on tho
step," shoved Mm back Into the seat. Lady Courtenay screamed,
and the follows who had been mending the harness ran to
ward her.-. At this moment jthore was another diversion. Four
or five horsemen came riding swiftly along the roadway. One,
an otflper, Judging by his tono, called out bb he geared: "Lady
v She answered with a Joyous little cry. His practiced eye at
lfy:e noted something unusual in the grouping around the car-
ai3.- "Whom have we here 7" be demanded, sharply, and then
'"io hlVmens 'Draw, but await my further orders."
Lanuley, still standing by tho carrlago, looked towards the
,VMy flord," he Bald, calmly, "you'll find me at Derlval's
or leaned forward 9ngorly and regarded Langloy
ed air. "I will be there at once, fellow1," he replied,
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!' fv.lh 9 carousal Laogley and Ferest faced each.
other, tho .tatter's men like himself, wearing the uniform of
the famous Blues standing some distance behind him and
near the door. Forest lacked a few inches .of Langley's
height and was not so stout in frame, Moroover, his fair
hair, bluo eyes and fine features gave him an appearance so
boyish as to make it almost impossible to believe that be bad
aeen several years of war service. He looked much younger
than Langley as thoy stood eyeing each other for a moment
in the light of tho many candles placed at various vantage
points around the. room.
Few words were wasted. As Forest drew Langley passed
his arms rapidly behind his cars, the mustachlqs came off
and he threw them on the table. --
Not until then did Forest recognize him. "I thought L bad
not mistaken the voice," he said, with an odd mixture of
sternness and sorrow is bis tono; "defend yourself, my lord "
Instantly Langley's weapon was out, and at once the two
were engaged. Langley's friends had. always declared hlra to
be tb tfieateRt swordsman In England, and in truth he fought
like a veteran In such' encounters, as lndewl he was.' The
watchers Ionkd to see him score au easy victory, and won
tint' ) 'i'ii, ' - r":rt, a jl . -
Tho watchers maryoled at ib'e wonderful steadiness.' of For
est's hand as he hold his rapier there; and still more at his
sudden lowering of it Before they could recover from, their aston
ishment he bod thrust It into the scabbard.
"Jack, 'twas a shameless thing thou wouldst have done to
my affianced wife."
Langley gasped, "What?"
"My wife to be, God bless her," returned Forest
"And what of Lady Anne Marsten?" Langley ajsked, with an
assumption, of roughness bis tremulous lips belled.
"Sho waits for thee; and she'll wait alway, an thou goest not
to hor so true she Is,"
"Jack,'' Forest, went on, gently. "The Lady Anne was the
repository of the loye secrets of Lady Courtenay and myself
whon each fanclgd the other did Dot love. She brought us to
gether, but; all her love is for thee only."
Langley, who was staring at" him eagerly, eriea. oat; "How
blind I wa8l"
, "Charles." said Langley, presently, aad Forest smiled happily
ai the same. "I deserve death at thy hands, God grant you may
never .recret the sparlug of -ny, 1U" .,
His Services In the Army and Navy
Has Visited Ports In All Parts of
World and Has Traveling Rec
ord of 350,000 Miles.
Boston. It 1b hot generally known
that tho person who suggested the ar
rangement for tho Btars on the United
States flag, which- became, effective
July 4 last, was a Maino man.
Aftor tho admission of Oklahoma to
Btatehood Charles E. Tallmon, II. 8.
N., retired, of Richmond, mado a 16
inch flag with 46 stars and forwarded
It to the state department at Washing
ton. The state department -referred the
matter to tho navy department.,
A few days later Mr. Tallmon re
ceived no'tlco to tho effect that his ar
rangement was ono of thoso which
was being considered. Later it was
officially announced that Mr. Tall
man's, arrangoment had .been solected.
Charles E. Tnllman was born In
Richmond, Me., March 14, 1842. On
January' 0, 1864, he enlisted for threo
years as a prlvato in Company A,
Capt J. W. Spauldlng, Nineteenth
Maine volunteer Infantry, which was
commanded by Col. I. H. Stalrbtfd.
Ho served but a short tlmo in tho
army, being discharged at Brandy Sta
tion, Va., April 25, 1864, and trans
ferred to tho navy, whoro ho first saw
service at tho Brooklyn navy yard, on
board tho U. S. R. S. North Carolina,
(n May, 1864, he was assigned to the
U. Sr S. Bienville, thon at that yard.
The ship soon' Joined the West Gulf
blockading squadron, which was untfor
command of Roar Admiral David G.
Farragut She continued on patrol
and blockadq duty in the Gulf of Mox
lco and participated in tho battlo of
Mobile, when Farragut made his fa
mous entry into Mobile bay.
Mr. Tallman was thon transferred to
tho U. S. S. Richmond, .bearing tho
pennant of Acting. Rear Admiral Hor
vey K. Thatcher, who had assumed
command of the gulf squadron. Aftor
a few months' service on tho Rich
mond he was transferred to' tho U. S.
S. Estrella, at Pensacola. Tho Es
trclla was at about tho. samo time
mado tho flagship of Rear Admiral
Thatcher. Mr. Tallman was promoted
and rated a sallmaker's mate. He
spent a year cruising in the gulf and
visiting various ports.
Ho was then honorably discharged
On Juno 24, 1876, Mr. Tallman
again enlUted in tho navy. Six.
months later ho was mado a warrant
officer, with grado of sallmakcr.
In January, 1878, ho was assigned
to duty on tho U. S. S..Oss!pee, on
board which vessel he cruised in tho
Caribbean soa. At Portsmouth, N. H.,
in Novembor, 1879, ho was assigned to
the U, S. S. Tlconderoga, which was
detailed on special service and carried
important dispatches. In Juno, 1879,
Mr. Tallman was detached fromtho
Tlconderoga and placed on waiting or
dors until December, when ho was or
dered on duty op the U, 8.- R. 8. Wa
bash, at tho Boston navy yard.
In January, 1887, ho went to1 tho
United States navy yard at Boston.
He was assigned to duty In tho storo
"keoper's department, and remained
thoro 'until July, 1890, when ho was
.placed on waiting orders'.
In April, 1891, he was ordered to
the. U. 8. S. Marlon as fleet sallmakor
to Rear Admiral G. E, Belknap. With
4ho Marlon as flagship Admiral Bel
knap Joined tho Asiatic squadron and
cruised In tho waters of China, -Japan
and the East Indies.
In 1894 Mr, Tallman was detached
from tho Marion, and returning homo
in May" 1895, .he was attachod to the-,
gunnery schools at Washington,
whero ho- remained until November;
when ho was ordered on duty at the
Portsmouth navy yard. Ho remained
there until October, 1897, when ho was
In March, 1898, ho was ordered to
duty on the United States rocelvlng
Bblp Vortnont ahe Now York navy
yard! Ho was at this yard until after
the close of tho Spanish war.
On pctouor 29, 1898, he was again
retired from actlvo duty In tho United
States navy by reason of, disability in
the lino of duty.
During his terms of service Mr.
Tallman ylslted ports In all. parts of
the world, and hsi a traveling record
of, 360,000 miles.
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