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MONDAY, APRIL 13, 1914.
PLATTSRIOUTH 8EEU-WEEKLY JOURNAL.
Tarzan Mightiest of the Apes.
THE tribe of apes had grown
larger since Tarzan had come
Under the leadership of Ker
chak: they had In-en able to frighten
the other tribes from their part of the
jungle, so that they had plenty to eat
and little or no loss from predatory in
tursions of neighbors.
The younger males ns they became
adult found it more comfortable to take
wives from their own tribe or, if they
captured one of another tribe, to bring
her back to Kerchak's band and live
in amity rather than attempt to set up
new establishments of their own or
make war upon the redoubtable Ker
chak. Occasionally one more ferocious than
his fellows would attempt this latter
alternative, but none had come yet
who could wrest the palm of victory
from the fierce and brutal ape.
Tarran held a peculiar position In
They seemed to consider him one of
them and yet in some way different
The older males either Ignored him en
tirely or else hated him so vindictively
that but for his wonderous acllity and
ppeed and the fierce protection of the
huge Kala he would have been dis
patched at an early age.
Tubiat was his mo;t consistent ene
my, but it was through Tubiat that,
when he was about thirteen, the ierse
cution ot his enemies suddenly ceased,
find he was left severely alone, except
on the occasions when one of them
ran amuck in the throes of one of
those strange fits of Insane rage which
attack the males of many of the fiercer
animals of the jungle. Then none was
safe. .... ..
On the day that Tarzan established
his right to respect the tribe was gath
ered about a small natural amphithe
ter which the jungle had left free
from its entangling vines and creepers.
Here the tribe often gathered. In
the center of the amphitheater was
one of those strunge earthen drums
which the anthropoids build for the
dumdum, the queer rites the sound of
which men have heard in the fastness
es of the jungle, but which none has
On the day that Tarzan won his
emancipation from the persecution that
had followed him remorselessly for
twelve of his thirteen years of life the
tribe, now a full 100 strong, trooped
silently through the lower terrace of
the jungle trees and dropped noiseless
ly upon the floor of the amphitheater.
The rites of the dumdum marked
Important events in the life of the
tribe a victory, the capture of a pris
oner, the killing of some large, fierce
denizen of the jungle, the death or ac
cession of a king.
Today it was the killing of a giant
ape, a member of another tribe, and as
the people of Kerchak entered the
arena two mighty bulls might have
been seen bearing the body of the van
quished between them. They laid their
burden before the earthen drum and
then squatted beside it as guards, while
the other members of the community
curled themselves in gras.-y nooks to
Bleep until the rising moon should give
the signal for the commencement of
A darkness settled upon the jungle,
the apes commenced to bestir them
selves, and soon they formed a great
circle about the earthen drum.
The females and young squatted in
a thin line at the outer "periphery ot
the circle, while just In front of them
ranged the adult males. Before the
drum sat three old females, each arm
ed with a knotted branch fifteen or
eighteen inches in length.
Slowly and softly they began tap
ping upon the resounding surface of
tho drum as the first faint rays of the
ascending moon silvered the treetops.
As the light increased the females
augmented the frequency and force of
their blows until presently a rhyth
mical din pervaded the Jungle for miles
In every direction. Huge brutes stop
ped In their hunting, with uppricked
ears and raised heads, to listen to the
dull booming that betokened the dum
dum of the great apes.
As the din of the drum rose to al
most deafening volume Kerchak
sprang into the open space between
the squatting males and the drummers.
Standing erect, he threw his head
far back, and, looking full into the eye
of the rising moon, he beat uion ids
breast with his great hairy paws and
emitted his fearful roaring Bhriek.
Once twice thrice that terrifying
cry rang out across the teeming soli
tude of that unspeakably quick, yet
unthinkably dead, world.
Then, crouching. Kerchak slunk
noiselessly around the open circle,
veering far away from the dead body
lying before the altar jlrura, but as he
passed keeping his little, fierce, wicked
red eyes upon the corpse.
Another male then sprang into the
arena and, repeating the horrid cries
of his king, followed stealthily in his
wake. Another and another followed
in quick succession until the jungle
reverberated with the now almost
ceaseless notes of their bloodthirsty
It was the challenge and the hunt
When all the adult males had joined
In the thin line of circling dancers the
Kerchak, seizing a huge club from
the pile which lay at hand for the pur
pose, rushed furiously upon the dead
aje, dealing the corpse a terrific blow,
at the same time emitting the growls
and snarls of combat.
The din of the drum wr.s now in
creased, as well as the frequency of
the blows, and the warriors, as each
approached the victim of the hunt and
delivered his bludgeon blow, joined in
the mad whirl of the death dance.
Tarzan wtis one of the wild, leaping
horde. His brown, sweat streaked,
muscular body glistening in the moon
light, shone supple and graceful among
the uncouth, awkward, hairy brutes
For half an hour the weird dance
went on, until, at a sign from Kerchak.
the noise of the drums ceased, the fe
male drummers scampering hurriedly
through the line of dancers toward the
outer rim of squatting spectators.
Then, as one man. the males rushed
headlong upon the thing which their
terrific blows had reduced to a mass
Df hairy pulp.
Flesh seldom came to their jaws in
satisfying quantities, so a fit finale to
their wild revel was a taste of fresh
killed meat, and it was to the purpose
cf devouring their late enemy that they
now turned their attention.
Tarzan more than the apes craved
and needed flesh. Descended from a
race of meat enters, never in his life,
he thought, had he once satisfied hi3
appetite for animal food, and so now
his agile little body wormed its way
far into the mass of struggling apes
in an endeavor to obtain a share which
his strength would have been unequal
to the task of winning for him.
At his side hung the hunting knife
cf his unknown father in a sheath self
fashioned in copy of one he had seen
among the pictures of Lis treasure
At last he reached the fast disap
pearing feast and with his sharp knife
plashed off a more generous portion
than he had hoped for.
Then he wriggled out from beneath
the struggling mass, clutching his prize
Among those circling f utilely the out
skirts of the banqueters was old Tub
iat. Hi; had been among the first at
the feast, but had retreated with a
goodly share to eat In quiet and was
now forcing his way back for more.
So it was that he spied Tarzan
emerging from the clawing throng.
Tublat's bloodshot, pig eyes sent out
wicked gleams of hate as they fell
upon the object of his loathing. In
them, too, was greed for the meat the
But Tarzan saw his arch enemy as
quickly and, divining what the beast
would do, leaped nimbly away toward
the women and children, hoping to
hide himself among them. Tubiat.
however, was close upon him. so that
With a Roar He Leaped Upon the Lit
tie Lord Greystoke.
Copyright, 1912, by th Frank A.
he bad no opportunity to seek a place
of concealment, but saw that he would
be put to it to escape at all.
Swiftly he sped toward the trees and
with a bound gained a lower limb with
one hand, and then, transferring his
burden to his teeth, he climbed rapidly
upward, closely followed by Tubiat.
Up, up he went to the waving pin
nacle of a lofty monarch of the forest
where his heavy pursuer dare not fol
low him. Ferched there, he hurled
taunts and insults at the raging beast
fifty feet below him.
And then Tubiat went mad.
"With horrifying screams and roars
he rushed to the ground and among
the females and young, sinking his
great fangs into them. But it was not
until he attacked Kala that Tarzan
dropped to offer battle to him. The
infuriated bull found himself facing
the man-child who stood between him
. Nothing could have suited the fierce
beast better, and with a roar of tri
umph he leaped upon the little Lord
Greystoke- But his fangs never closed
in that nut brown flesh.
A muscular hand shot out and grasp
ed the hairy throat and another plung
ed a keen hunting knife a dozen times
into the broad breast Like lightning
the blows fell and only ceased when
Tarzan felt the limp form crumple be
As the body rolled to the ground
Tarzan of the apes placed his foot
upon the neck of his lifelong enemy
and. raising his eyes to the full moon,
threw back his fierce young head and
voiced the wild cry of his people.
One by one the tribe swung down
from their arboreal retreats and form
ed a circle about Tarzan and his .van
quished foe. "When they had all come
Tarzan turned toward them.
"I am Tarzan:' he cried. "I am a
great killer! Let all respect Tarzan of
the apes and Kala, his mother! There
be none among you as mighty as Tar
zan. Let his enemies beware!"
Looking full into the wicked red eyes
of Kerchak, the young Lord Greystoke
beat upon his mighty breast and
screamed out once more his shrill cry
Tarzan of the apes lived on in his
wild, jungle existence with little
change for several years, only that he
grew stronger and wiser and learned
from his books more and more of the
strange worlds which lay somewhere
outside his primeval forest
Many days during these years he
spent in the cabin of his father, where
still lay untouched the bones of his
parents and the little skeleton of Kala's
baby. At eighteen he read fluently
and understood nearly all he read.
Also could he write with printed let
ters rapidly and plainly, but script he
had not mastered, for, though there
were several copybooks among his
treasures, there was so little written
English In the cabin that he saw no
use of bothering with this other form
of writing, though he could read it la
boriously. Thus, at eighteen, we find him an
English lordling who could speak no
English, yet who could read and write
his native language. Never bad he
seen a human being other than him
self, for the little area traversed by his
tribe was watered by no great river to
bring down the savage natives of the
High bills shut it off on three sides,
the ocean on the fourth. It was alive
with lions and tigers and leopards and
poisonous snakes. Its untouched mazes
of matted jungle had as yet invited no
hardy pioneer from among the humans
beyond its frontier.
But as Tarzan of the npes sat one
day in the cabin of his father, delving
into the mysteries of a new book, the
ancient security of his jungle was
At the far eastern confine a strange
cavalcade strung in single file over the
brow of a low hill.
Li advance were fifty black warriors
trmed with slender wooden ppears.
with ends hard baked over slow fires,
and long bows and poisoned arrow's.
On their backs were oval shields, in
their noses hung rings, while from the
kinky wool of their heads protruded
tufts of gay feathers.
Following them were several hun
dred women and children, the former
bearing upon their beads great burdens
of cooking pots, household utensils
and ivory. In the rear were a hundred
warriors, similar in all respects to the
That they more greatly feared an at
tack from the rear than whatever un
known enemies might lurk ahead was
evidenced by the formation of the
column, and such was the fact, for
they were fleeing from the white man's
soldiers who had harassed them for
rubber and ivory.
For three days the little cavalcade
marched slowly through the heart of
this unknown and untraeked forest,
until finally, early in the fourth day.
they came upon a little spot near the
banks of a small river which seem
ed less thickly overgrown than any
ground they had encountered before.
nere they set to work to build a new
village, and in a month a great clear
ing had been made, huts and palisades
erected, plantains, yams and maize
planted, and they had taken up their
old life in their newhome. Here there
were no white men. no soldiers nor
any rubber or ivory to be gathered for
Several moons passed ere the blacks
ventured far Into the territory sur
rounding their new village. Several
had already fallen prey to old Sabor,
the tiger, and because the jungle was
so Infested with these fierce and blood
thirsty cats and with lions and leop
ards the ebony warriors hesitated to
trust themselves far from the safety
of their palisades.
But one day Kulonga, a son of the
old king. Mbonga. wandered far Into
the dense mazes to the wost. "Warily
he stepped, his slender lance ever
ready, his long oval shield grasped in
his left hand close to his body at
his back his bow, and in the quiver
upon his Bhield many slim, straight
arrows, well smeared with the thick,
dark, tarry substance that rendered
deadly their tiniest needle prick.
Night found Kulonga far from the
palisades of his father's village, but
still headed westward, and. climbing
into the fork of a great tree, he fash
ioned a rude platform and curled him
self for sleep.
(To Be Continued.)
Favorable weather prevails and
fanners are gelling- busy about
their fanning. A large number
of acres have been prepared for
ttie seeding of oats broadcast.
And cultivating the ground after
ward is beginning to be a tiling
of the past; plowing the grouin
and drilling in the seed seems t
be the better day.
Fred Kaufman visited with his
brother, Henry, for several days
Miss Eva Porter is home from
Omaha visiting with her parents
for a few days.
Ival Hunt, the blacksmith,
spent Easter in Glenwood with
Mrs. Brown is not as well this
week as her many friends wish
sbe might be.
The Bengen Brothers shipped
a number of thoroughbred ller
ford cattle to the South Omaha
sale barn, where a sale of thor
oughbred stock is being conduct
ed ttii.s week. They are among
the successful ones in their line
of business. Several animals
weighed in the neighborhood of
The Ladies' Missionary society
met at the home of Mrs. W. T,
Richardson Fridav afternoon. A
verv interesting account of for
eign missions was read by the
president, giving in detail the
work done in foreign fields.
Martin Thacker, in the employ
of R. L. Propst, visited friends
and transacted business in the
metropolis several days last
William LaRue is again fore
man of the section of the M. 1.,
after a vacation of several
months. Glad to see you back,
Professor Jean, one of the
faculty of the Peru Normal
school, is visiting for a few days
with his parents, Mr. and Mrs. C.
George Snyder is making his
rounds assessing. Make an in
ventory of your belongings before
he comes, and you can rest as-
surred that he will not take up
much of your time.
Silas Long of Lincoln spent
several days in this vicinity look
ing after his farms and making
the necessary improvements.
Mrs. J. R. Pierson departed last
Friday morning for Tecumseh to
make a visit with her sister.
Harry Thomas and family were
down from Plattsmouth to make
a Sunday visit with Mr. aud Mrs.
G. V. Garrison.
Wayne Dickson and wife were
here for a Sunday'visit with Mrs.
Dickson's mother, Mrs. Ida Ap
plegale, and other Union rela
tives. Walter Mead departed Wednes
day morning for Idaho to spend
s-ome time looking over the coun
try with a view to locating in that
state in case he finds a land
proposition that suits him.
W. T. Wilson and son, Paul,
went to Omaha on the Monday
morning: train and had a special
ist perform an operation upon
Paul's mouth and throat. They
returned home on No. 108 Tues
day. E. J. Mougey and his mother-in-law,
Mrs. Bird, departed last
Friday morning for Kearney,
where Mrs. Bird will spend sev
eral weeks making a visit at the
home of her daughter, Mrs. C. L.
Mougey. Edward visited there
a few days with his brother, re
turning home Monday.
Mr. and Mrs. William Mueller
went to Omaha on the Wednesday
evening train, in response to a
message informing them that
their son, Clarence, was seriously
ill with an attack of typhoid fever
and was in one of the hospitals
in that city.
Mrs. Edward Young, who spent
five weeks visiting her parents at
Tonkawa, Oklahoma, arrived
home Saturday evening, and wore
a smile like one of the "yellow
kids" in the pictorial papers. Mrs.
Young's mother, Mrs. H. S. Bain',
came with her to make a visit at
the Young home.
Frank 'Lynn and wife of Hud
son, Wyo., arrived last, Friday
and nrade a few days' visit witli
relatives and friends in this town
and vicinity, where Frank was
born and grew to manhood. They
departed Sunday evening for
Wisconsin to make a visit with
Mrs. Lynn's parents before re
Mrs. Nelse Anderson went to
Louisville on the early train
Wednesday, where she will visit
a few days and look after her in
L. W. Ingwerson and Otto Car
roll have both been building
cyclone cellars the past week, in
anticipation of what the spring
may bring forth.
Mrs. George Holmes and the
children left last Saturday for
Rawlins, Wyoming, where they
will join Mr. Holmes, who has
been there for some time.
Mrs. Hilda Seharp returned to
her home at Nebraska City Wed
nesday, after visiting her mother,
Mrs. Jacob Gruber, and other
relatives in and around Nehawka.
George Inswers'on returned
Saturday from a trip to South Da
kota. He visited Aberdeen and
other points in the state and was
ery much impressed with tin1
outlook up there.
Geraldine Holmes departed last
Thursday for Rawlins, Wyoming,
where site will make her future
home. We were all sorry to have
her leave, but wish her happi
ness in her new home.
Misses Keifer, Sisty, Baldwin
and O'Donnell were hired as the
teachers for the coming year. The
board met Wednesday night aud
re-elected all of them, but Miss
Wunderlich and Prof. Craig have
decided not to leach.
The new restaurant recently
opened by Mrs. H. T. Wood in the
J. M. Palmer building on the
north side of Main street, is an
institution that the town ought to
be proud of. The place is neat
and clean as a pin and one can
get an appetizing meal there at a
Mrs. II. Belts left Friday for
Stuart, Neb., where she and her
husband will make their future
home. Mr. Betts owns a line
ranch up there and has been
there for some time getting
everything in readiness for tin
receptioifof his wife. They have
a host of friends in this vicinity
who will miss them, and who
wish them the best of success in
their new home.
Mrs. B. G. Hoover has return
ed from California, where she
spent the winter because of her
Mrs. P. C. Stander visited her
sister-in-law, Mrs. Ceha Shryock
and family, in Omaha two days of
Mr. and Mrs. C. E. Wood and
children went to Brownville
Thursday for a short visit with
Mrs. Wi tod's parents.
Mrs. A. A. Jackman of Orefii-
wood is visiting in Louisville this
week with her son, J. M. Jack-
man and lannly.
John Lohnes has sold his resi
ence property on South Main
treet to Jacob Keiser, who ex
ects to move in the near future.
Miss Hazel Williams of Van
Tassall, Wyoming, who is study-,
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films (the kind with 27 years experience behind it)
have it developed by an Eastman dealer and not one
who knocks Eastman products, for he has an "axe to
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If it isn't an Eastman it isn't a Kodak
Is our Registered and common-law Trade-Mark
and cannot be rightfully applied except to goods
of our manufacture. When a dealer tries to sell
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WEYRICH & HADRABA are the only author
ized dealers in Kodak goods in Plattsmouth.
EASTMAN KODAK CO.
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Bring or send us your films and
they will be developed and printed right. Velox pa
per used, which no other finisher in this city does.
Weyrich &. Had r aba
ing music in Lincoln, was an
over Sunday guest at the C. G.
Miss Kalherine Fullmer of
Lincoln visited her old school
friend, Mrs. K. II. Worthman,
over Sunday. Miss Fullmer is a
teacher in the public schools of
Mike Tritsch, deputy county
treasurer, came up from the
county seat Monday and visited
until Wednesday with Louisville
friends, and while here assisted
the Odd Fellows' team in exem
plifying the second degree.
Andrew Landergreen, a 15-
Car-old boy employed at the Na
tional stone quarries, met with
a painful accident last Friday
afternoon which caused him the
loss of one linger and possibly
two. His work is to drive a horse
pulling a siring of small cars
loaded with stone for the crush
er. In making a coupling the
b'oy got. his hand caught and the
second finger on his right hand
was badly crushed and may have
to be amputated.
Mrs. J. W. ltugha and son,
John, went to York Saturday to
visit tier daughter.
Creda Hammer and daugh
ter. Miss Edna, departed Monday
afternoon for New Meadows,
Idaho, where Miss Edna has a
position in a store.
J. W. Station has been unload
ing two cars of fixtures for his
ice cream and bottling plant this
week. Our new enterprise for the
town is no longer coming it is
here and may it live long.
Mrs. J. B. Hungate went to
David City the first of the week
to attend the meeting of the
Ks Mirth District of the Federation
of Woman's clubs. Mrs. Hungate
is vice president of the lirst district.
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S. W. Orion received the an
nouncement today of the mar
riage of Myrtle Lanham on April
11, at the home of her parents,
Mr. and Mrs. Mat Lanham, of
Loveland, Colo. The family were
formerly citizens of this com
munity. Osie llobbins of Webster, Kas.,
was in town Monday and Tuesday,
lie reports his parents well in
Kansas. Osie has the appearance
of a man now and not the boy
that left here only a few years
ago. He went from here to Iowa
to Took after some business wal
lers. Mrs. John Fit?patrick, jr., went
to Lincoln Saturday with one of
her twin babies and left it at the
hospital for treatment. The little
lei low is 2 years old and fias
never been able to sit up yet as
his spine is affected. Mrs. Fitz
patrick was accompanied by her
daughter, Miss Ethel, and they
returned Sunday morning.
Our democratic friend, Dick
Koester, south of town, was a
busy man the first of the week.
Monday he shipped 500 head of
sheep he had fed this winter, to
Omaha, aud Tuesday he was at
the county seat and helped lay the
corner stone for the new jail. As
he was the only delegate there
from Weeping: Water or Weeping'
Water precinct he became in
terested in the county affairs and
went and filed as a candidate for
county commissioner in the Third
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