The Plattsmouth journal. (Plattsmouth, Nebraska) 1901-current, April 27, 1914, Page PAGE 5, Image 5

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    MONDAY, APRIL 27, 1914.
His Own Kind.
TT&TnnN he felt quite
again after his bloody battle
W with Teikuz. the miirlity
;i;e. set off one morn
ir.g toward MUm's village. He was
Luvii:g carelessly ue-Lig a winding jun
gle trail instead of making his progress
through the trees when suddenly lie
came lace to face with a black war
rior. The look of surprise on the savage
face was almost comical, and before
Tarzan could uusling his bow the fel
low had turned ami tied down the path I
crying out in alarm, as though to oth
ers lie fore him.
Tarzan took to the trees in pursuit
and in a few moments came in view of
the lieeiug miurry.
There were three of them, and they
were racing madly in single file
through the den?e undergrowth.
Tarzan easily distanced them, nor
did they see his silent passage above
their heads nor note the crouching fig
ure squatted upon a low branch ahead
of them beneath which the trail led
Tarzan let the hist two pass beneath
h::n. but as the third came swiftly on
the quiet noose dropped about the
black throat. A quick jerk drew it
There was an ri'niized scream from
the victim, and his fellows turned to
free his struggling body rise as by
ni:iiriL- slowly the dense foliage of
the trees ab ve.
With shrieks they wheeled once more
and plunged on in their effort to es
cape. Tarzan dispatched his prisoner quick
ly and silently, removed the weapons
and ornaments and greatest joy of all
a handsome doeskin breechcloth.
w hich he quitkly transferred - to Lis
own person.
Taking the l-dy across his shonlder.
1:? moved more slowly through the
trees toward the little palisaded vil
lage, for he again needed arrows.
As he approached quite close to the
inclosure he saw an excited group sur
rounding the two fugitives, who. trem
bling with fright nr. 1 exhaustion, were
scarce able to recount the uncanny de
tails of their adventure.
The villagers were worked up into a
state of panic, but wise Mbonga af
fected to feel considerable skepticism
regarding the tale and attributed the
whole fabrication to their fright in the
face of some real danger.
"You tell us this great story." he
said, "because you tn not dare to speak
the truth. You d nt dare admit that
when the tiger sprang you ran away
and left your comrade. You are cow
ards "
Scarcely had Mbonga ceased speak
ing when a great crashing of branches
Turning and Twisting In the Air Came
the Dead Body.
in the trees above them caused the
blacks to look up in renewed terror.
The sight that met their eyes made
even Mbonga shudder.
Turning and twisting in the air came
the dead body to sprawl with a sick
ening limpness upon the ground at
their feet
With oT.e accord the. blacks took to
- ySSlP
their heels, nor did they stop until the
last of them was lost in the shadows
of the jungle.
Again Tarzau came down into the
village and renewed his supply of ar
rows and ate of the offering of food
which the blacks had made to appease
his wrath.
Hefore he left he carried the body
to the gate of the village and prop
ped it up against the palisade in such
a way that the dead' face seemed to
le peering r;und the dge of the gate-po-t
down the path which led to the
Then he rot n rood, hunting, alway
hunting, to the cabin by the beach.
It took a dozen attempts on the part
of the thoroughly frightened blacks to
Te-enter the village, past the grinning
face of their dead fellow, and when
they f. und the food and arrows gone
they knew, what they only too well
feared, that the evil spirit of the jun
gle was abroad.
Only those who saw this terrible god
of the jungle died, for was it not true
that none left alive in the village had
ever seen him? Therefore those who
had died at his hands must have seen
him and paid the penalty with their
As long as they supplied him with
arrows and food lie would not harm
them unless they looked uion him, so
it was ordered by Mlnga that in ad
dition to the food offering there should
also be laid out an offering of arrows
for this Munango Keewati. and this
was done from then on.
When Tarzan came in sight of the
beach where stood his cabin a strange
and unusual spectacle met his vision.
On the placid waters of the land
locked harbor floated a great ship, and
on the beach a small boat was drawn
Eut. most wonderful of all. a num
ber of white men like himself were
moving about between the beach and
his cabin.
Tarzan saw that in many ways they
were like the men of his picture books.
He crept closer through the trees until
he was almost above them.
There were ten men. swarthy, sun
tanned and villainous Unr-king fellows.
Now they had congregated by the boat
and were talking in loud: angry tones,
with much gesticulating and shaking
of lists.
Presently one of them, a dwarfed,
mean faced, black bearded fellow with
i countenance which reminded Tarzan
of Pamba. the rat. laid his hand upon
the shoulder of a giant who stood next
him and with whom all the others had
been arguing and quarreling.
The little man pointed inland, so that
the giant was forced to turn away
from the others to look in the direc
tion indicated. As he turned the mean
faced man drew a revolver from his
belt and shot the giant in the back.
The big fellow threw his hands above
his head, his knees bent beneath him.
and without a sound he tumbled for
ward mou the beach dead.
Tarzan puckered his brows into a
frown of deep thought. It was well,
thought he. that he had not given way
to his first impulse to rush forward
and greet these white men as brothers.
They were evidently no different
from the black men. no more civilized
than the nios. no less cruel than Sa
ber, the tiger.
Tor a moment the others stood look
ing at the killer and the giant lying
dead upon the beach.
Then one of them laughed and slap
ped the little man upon the back.
There were much more talk and gestic
ulating, but less quarreling.
Presently they launched the boat and
all jumped into it and rowed away
toward the great ship, upon whose
deck Tarzan could see other figures
moving about.
When they had clambered aboard.
Tarzan slipped to earth behind a great
tree and crept tu his cabin, keeping it
ahvays between himself and the ship.
Creeping in at the door lie found
that everything had been ransacked.
His books and pencils strewed the
tioor. His weapons and shields and
other little store of treasures were lit
tered about.
As he saw what had been done a
wave of anger surged through him.
The new scar upon his forehead stood
suddenly out, a bar of intlamed crim
son against his tawny hide.
Quickly he ran to the cupboard and
searched in the far recess of the lower
shelf. Ah! lie breathed a sigh of re
lief as he drew out the little tin box
and. opening it. found his greatest
treasures undisturbed.
The photograph of the smiling,
strong faced young man and the little
black puzzle book were safe.
What was that?
His quick ear had caught a faint but
unfamiliar soulcL
Copyright, 1912, by the Frank A.
Munsey company.
Running to the window he looked
toward the harbor. Another boat was
being lowered from the ship. Soon he
saw many people clambering over the
sides of the larger vessel and drop
ping into the boats. They were com
ing back in full force.
For a moment longer Tarzan watch
ed whie n number of boxes and bun
dles were lowered into the waiting
boats. Then as they shoved off from
the ship's side the ape man snatched
up a piece of paer and with a pencil
printed on it several lines of strong,
well made, almost letter perfect char
acters. This notice he stuck upon the door
with a small sharp splinter of wood.
Then, gathering up his precious tin
box. his arrows and as many bows
and spears as he could carry, he has
tened out of doors and disappeared
Into the forest.
When the two boats were beached
upon the silvery sand it was a strange
assortment of humanity that clam
bered ashore.
Some twenty souls in all there were
if the fifteen rough and villainous ap
pearing seamen could have been said
to possess that Immortal spark since
they were, forsooth, a most filthy and
bloodthirsty looking aggregation.
The others of the party were of dif
ferent stamp.
One was an elderly man with white
hair and large rimmed spectacles. His
slightly stooped shoulders were drajted
In an ill fitting, tljoivjh immaculate
frock coat. A shiny silk hat added to
the incongruity of his garb in an Afri
can jungle.
The second member of the party was
a tall young man in white ducks, while
directly behind came another elderly
man with a very hib forehead and
a fussy, excitable manner.
After these came a huge negress
clothed like Solomon as to colors, her
great eyes rolling in evident terror
first toward the jungle and then to
ward the cursing baud of sailors who
were removing the bales and boxes
from the boats.
The last member of the party to dis
embark was a gitf of about nineteen,
and it was the young man who stood
at the boat's bow to lift her high and
dry upon land. She gave him a brave
and pretty smile of thanks.
In silence the party advanced toward
the cabin. It was evident that, what
ever their intentions, all had been de
cided upon before they left the ship.
They came to the door, the sailors
carrying the loxes and bales, follow
ed by the five who were of so different
a class. Then the men put down their
burdens, and then one caught sight of
the notice which Tarzan had posted.
"IIo. mates !" he cried. "What's here
This sign was not posted an hour ago
or I'll eat the cook."
The others gathered nlKnit. craning
their necks over the shoulders of those
before them, but as few of them could
read at all. and then only after the
most laborious fashion, one finally
turned to the little old man of the tor.
hat and frock coat.
"Hi, perfesser." he called, "step for
'rd and read the bloorain' notice."
Adjusting his spectacles, the profes
sor read aloud:
Tins is the iiorsr: of tarzan.
"Who the devil is Tarzan?" cried the
sailor who had before spoken.
"He evidently speaks English." said
the young man.
"P.ut what does 'Tarzan of the apes'
mean?" cried the girl.
"I do not know. Miss Torter." re
rlied the young man. "unless we have
discovered a runaway simian from the
London zoo. who has brought back a
European education to his jungle home.
What do you make of it. Professor
Torter?" he added, turning to the old
"I reckon the daffy old bounder
don't know no more'n we do about it."
growled the rat faced sailor.
"Keep a civil tongue in your head."
cried the young man. his face pacing
in anger at the insulting tone of the
sailor. "You've murdered our officers
and robbed us. We are absolutely in
your power; but. so help me. you'll
treat Professor Porter and Miss Por
ter with respect or I'll break that neck
of yours with my bare hands guns or
no guns."
William Cecil Clayton stepped so
close to the rat faced sailor that the
latter, though be bore two revolvers
and a villainous looking knife in his
belt, slunk back abashed.
"You coward!" cried the young man.
"You've never dared shoot a mau until
his back was turned. You don't dare
shoot me even then."
He turned bis bark full upon tin
sailor and walked nonchalantly away.
The sailor's hand crept slyly to tin
butt of one of his revolvers; his wicked
eyes glared vengeful ly at the retreat
ing form of the young Englishman
What he would have done will never
be known, for there was another fac
tor abroad. Two keen eyes had watch
ed every move of the party from the
foliage of a nearby tree. Tarzan had
seen the surprise caused by his notice,
and while he could understand nothing
of the spoken language of these
strange people their gestures and fa
cial expressions told him much.
The act of the little rat faced sailor
in killing one of his comrades had
aroused a strong dislike in Tarzan. and
now that he saw him quarreling with
the fine looking young man his ani
mosity was still further stirred, no
fitted a poisoned arrow to his bow and
drew a bead upon the rat faced sailor,
but the foliage was so thick that he
soon saw the arrow would bo deflected
by the leaves or some small branch,
and instead he launched a heavy spear
from his lofty perch.
Clayton had taken but a dozen steps;
the rat faced sailor had half drawn his
revolver; the other sailors stood watch
ing the scene intently.
Professor Porter had already disap
peared into the jungle, whither he was
being followed by the fussy Samuel T.
Philander, his secretary and assistant.
Esmeralda, the negress. was busy
sorting her mistress baggage from the
pile of bales and boxes beside the cab
in, and Miss Porter had turned away
to follow Clayton when something
caused her to turn again toward the
And then three things happened al
most simultaneously the sailor jerked
out his weapon and leveled it at Clay
ton's back. Miss Porter screamed a
warning, and a long, metal shod spear
shot like a 1olt from above and pussed
entirely through the right shoulder of
the rat faced man.
The revolver exploded harmlessly in
the air. and the seaman crumpled up
with a scream of pain and terror.
(To Be Continued.)
Our neighboring I i 1 1 1 - city of
Murray is about to take a step
that will place it in the ranks of
the progressh e towns of the
stale, as the school board of that
place has decided to sell t lie
present school building in the
village t the highest Judder and
will erect a new structure on an
aero of land thai they have pur
chased of V. Jl. Virgin in the
north part of the town. The new
building as proposed will be a
lianie structure and will accom
modate up to the eighth grade
and will be ample to care for the
needs of the young folks of the
town in attendance at school in
a manner that will give them all
the advantages possible to se
cure ii! any of the schools of
similar rank in any other town.
This is a move in the right di
iection and the .-chool board of
Murray has shown the proper
spirit in "taking the bull by the
horns" and taking action in a
matter that is of ital import
ance to the welfare of the boys
and girls of the community in
providing for their education
with all Hi" advantages that goes
with a schooling in a modern
up-to-date school, and their
stand for the betterment of the
schools is one that is certain to
meet with approval from a vast
majority of the residents of that
place, regardless of political
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Local (News
From Friday's Illy.
Richard Chriswisser was a
passenger this morning' for Oma
ha, where he will take treatment
for rheumatism.
Mrs. Arthur Baker and daugh
ter, Miss Opha, of Murray, were
passengers this afternoon for
Omaha, where they will visit for
a few hours with friends.
C. R. Rohde, representing- the
celebrated Dutchess trousers,
and who is also secretary of the
Commercial Travelers of Ameri
ca, was in the city today, calling
on the firm of Wescott's Sons.
Rev. J, II. Salsbury, formerly
pastor of the Presbyterian
church here, but who is at pres
ent minister at Auburn, came in
last evening over the Missouri
Pacilie to attend the installation
of the new minister here.
John Fassbener, the genial
furniture merchant of Nebraska
City, was in the city today for a
few hours visiting with his old
friends and looking after some
business matters. He is still the
same genial gentleman and his
friends were delighted to again
see his smiling face.
From Saturday's Daily.
P. A. Meisinger was in the city
yesterday for a few hours look
ing after some trading with the
merchants in this city.
Fred Keline was attending to
some important business matters
in this city yesterday and made
this office a pleasant call.
A. H. rtowdish departed this
morning on the early Burlington
train for DeWitt, Neb., where his
sister is quite sick at that place.
Henry Horn of the vicinity of
Cedar Creek, was in the cily to
day looking after some mailers
of business with the merchants.
IT. K. Piatt of Malvern, Iowa,
who lias been here visiting his
brother, Bert, for the past week,
returned home last evening on
No. 2.
Theodore Starkjrdm and wife
were passengers this morning
for Omaha, where they will visit
for the day looking after some
business matters.
Mrs. Luke Wiles and daughter,
Margarete, were among the pas
sengers this morning for Oma
ha, where they visited for the day
looking after matters of busi
ness. Miss Bernice Mitchell, who is
attending- Bellevue college, came
down to this cily yesterday after
noon for a visit over Sunday at
the home of Mr. and Mrs. H. G.
F.d Rumrnell was in the eity
yesterday, having driven in from
the farm near Mynard to spend a
few hours here looking after
some trading, as well as to visit
his numerous friends.
Mr. and Mrs. A. J. Fngelke
meir and little daughter of the
vicinity of Murray motored to
this city yesterday for a visit
with relatives and to attend to
some business matters. Mr. Fn
gelkemeier was a pleasant caller
at this office.
Mrs. Mattie Shepherdson and
Mrs. Frank Elliott were pas
sengers this morning for Omaha,
where they will visit for the day
at the hospital, where the little
son of Mrs. Shepherdson is re
covering from an operation on
one of his eyes.
Milton O. Hollow-ell and wife,
who slopped off hero en route to
their home at Lancaster, Mis
souri, after a short stay on the
Pacific coast, and visited in this
city willi their son. Rev. A. O.
Hollowed and wife, departed yes
terdav for their Missouri home.
From Monday's Daily.
Arthur Keillor and wife were
passengers this afternoon for
Omaha, where they will visit for
the day.
John Wunderlich ofNehawka
was in the city Saturday visiting
with his friends and looking after
some matters for the day.
I-. J. Hennings, w ife and daugh
ter, Miss Helen, drove in Saturday
from their farm home near Cedar
Creek and attended to some trad
ing here for a few hours.
Mrs . M. E. Duke of North
Platte, who has been here visit
ing at the home of Mr. and Mrs.
"See Will
If you want a New Departure, Jennie Lind or
Avery cultivator, See Will Richardson
If you want a Canton (P A: O) or Emen?on
plow, See Will Richardson
If you want a Disc Harrow or Pulverizer,
See Will Richardson
If you want an Acme or Emerson Standard
mower, See Will Richardson
If you want an Acme or Emerson sulky rake
See Will Richardson
If you want a farm Cushman Engine,
See Will Richardson
If you want an Associated or a Field Engine,
See Will Richardson
If you want Corrugated Roofing,
See Will Richardson
If you want a Gade Steel Hog Hack,
See Will Richardson
If you want a Gade Steel Gate,
See Will Richardson
If you want a Metal Wheel Truck or Wagon
Box See Will Richardson
If you want an Iowa Cream Separator
See Will Richardson
If you want a Meadows Power Washer
See Will Richardson
If you want a liuggy or Carriage
See Will Richardson
If you want anything See Will Richardson
Sam G. Smith, departed this alt
ernoon for her home.
Mrs. Charles Peckham departed
Ibis morning on the early Bur
lington train 'for Omaha, from
where she goes to BurweM, Neb.,
to viit with her parents for a
short time.
C. R. Frans was a passenger
this morning on No. 15 for Oma
ha, where he was called to look
after some matters of business
for a few hours in that city.
John Micin and wife of Have
lock were over Sunday visitors in
the city yesterday with relatives
and "friends, departing this morn
ing for their home in that place.
Rev. W. M. Brooks of Nelson.
Neb., arrived here Saturday even
ing on No. i and visited over Sun
day with his brother. Superin
tendent W. G. Brooks and wife.
Louis Keil, from west of the
city, was in town Saturday trad
ing with Plattsmouth merchants,
and while here paid the Journal
ollice a brief call.
George P. Meisinger of near
Cedar Creek was in the city today
for a few hours visiting with his
friends and looking after some
matters of business.
Mr. and Mrs. Mark While came
up from their home south of town
Saturday afternoon, and made an
auto trip from here to Omaha, re
turning in the evening.
. W. D. Wheeler came in Ibis
afternoon from his home south of
the city and was a passenger on
the afternoon train for Omaha,
where he will visit for a few
hours. Mr. A. L. Gash, princiapl of the
Louisville schools, and can
School Building For Sale
The School Board of District No.
56, which includes the village of
Murray, will be offered for sale at
the North door of the School build
ing in Murray, Neb., at 2 o'clock, p.
m. on Saturday, May 2; 1914. By
order of the Board of Directors.
School Board
didate for county school superin
tendent, was in the city a few
hours last Saturda, coming' down
in the interests of his candidacy.
Mr. and Mrs. Win. Rakes, from
neai- Fuioii, were in the city lasL
Saturday, visiting with county
seat friends, and while here Mr.
Rakes called at the Journal ollice
to renew his subscription for an
other year.
Mr. and Mrs. K. A. Kirkpatrjck
of Nehawka and Mis. Roy Dodge
and Sperry and Horace Ruffner of
Omaha came down Saturday even
ing on the late Burlington train
and visited here over Sunday at
the P. E. Ruffner home.
Mr. and Mrs. John Scliafer of
Creiiihlon. Neb., came to Omaha
last Saturday to consult a speci
alist in regard to Mrs. Schafer's
health, which has not been the
best for the past few weeks. They
came down to this city in the aft
ernoon fop a viit over night at
the home of Mr. and Mrs. Jacob
Tril-ch. returning to their home
at Creighton vo-terdav morning.
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