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MONDAY, MAY 4, 191.
PLATTSKIOUTH SEBI-WEEKLY JOUIUIJIL.
The Forest God.
HEN Tanan h.ul finished his
repast he rose anil, pointing
iu a very different direction
from tbat which Clayton had
Wen pnrsuimr. started throuuh the
jurtrle toward the ixInt he had in
dicated. Clayton, bewildered and confused,
hesitated to follow him. for he thought
he was but being led more deeply into
the mazes of the forest, but the ape
man returned and. prasplnsr him by
the coat, dra sired him nlong until he
was convinced that Clayton understood
what was required of Lira and then
left him to follow voluntarily.
The Kmrlishman finally concluded
that he was a prisoner and saw no al
ternative but to accompany his captor,
and thus they traveled slowly through
the junsle while the sable mantle of
the impenetrable night of the forest
fell about thorn.
Suddenly Clayton heard the faint re
port of a firearm a single shot and
In the cabin by the beach two thor
oughly territled women clung to each
other as they cronehed upon the low
bench in the gathering darkness.
The ne:rress. snbMng hysterically,
bemoaned the evil day th-t had wit
nessed her departure from her dear
Maryland, while the white girl, dry
eyed arid outwardly calm, was tortured
by Inward forebodings. She feared
not more for herself than for the three
men whom she knew to be wandering
ic the abysmal depths of the jungle,
from which now issued the incessant
shrieks and roars, barkings and growl
in ss of its terrifying and fearsome in
mates. Now came the sound of a heavy
bdy brushing against the side of the
cabin. She could hear the great pad
ded paws upon the ground without.
Then for an instant all was silence.
"Hush:" the irl whispered. "Hush,
Esmeralda!" for the woman's sobs and
rroai:s seemed to have attracted the
thins that stalked there just beyond
the thin wall.
A gentle scratching sound was heard
on the door. The brute tricdro force
an entrance, but presently tl.ff censed,
and again she heard the crreat padded
paws creep stealthily around the cabin.
Again they stopped beneath the win
dow, on which the terrified eyes of the
girl now glued themselves.
"Heavens!" she murmured, for, sil
houetted against the moonlit sky be
yoi.d. she saw framed in the tiny
square of the latticed window the head
of a huge tiger. The gleaming eyes
were fixed upon her in tense ferocity.
"I-ook, Esmeralda!"" she whispered.
"What shall we do? Look! Quick!
Esmeralda cowered still closer to her
mistress and glanced affrighted toward
the little square of moonlight just as
the tiger emitted a low, savage snarl.
The sight that met the poor black's
eyes was too much, for the already
"Oh. Gabriel!" she shrieked and slid
to the floor, an inert and senseless
For what seemed an eternity the
great brute stood with its fore paws
ujh.ii the sill, glaring into the little
ro m. Presently it tried the strength
of the lattice with its great talons.
The girl had almost ceased to
breathe when to her relief the head
disappeared and she heard the brute's
footsteps leaving the window. Hut
now they came to the door again, and
dure more the scratching commenced,
but this time with increasing force
until the great beast was tearing at
the massive panels in a perfect frenzy
Could Jane Farter have known the
Immense strength of that door, builded
piece by piece, she would have felt
less fear of the tiger reaching her by
For fully twenty minutes the brute
alternate!' sniffed and tore at the door,
occasionally giving voice to a cry of
ba filed rage. At length, however, he
gave up the attempt, and Jane Porter
hoard hiru returning toward the win
dow, beneath which he paused for an
instant and then launched his great
weight against the time worn lattice.
The girl heard the wooden rods
groan beneath the impact, but they
held, and the huge body dropped back
to the ground below.
Again and again the tiger repeated
these tactics until finally the horrified
prisoner within saw a portion of the
lattice give way, and In an instant one
great paw and the head of the animal
were thrust within the room.
Slowly the powerful neck and shoul
ders were spreading the bars apart,
and the lithe botly came farther and
farther into the room.
As in a trance the girl rose, her
hand upon her breastidgeyes star
ing horror stricken into the snarling
face of the beast scarce ten feet from
her. At her feet lay the prostrate
form of the negress.
The girl, standing pale and rigid
against the farther wall, sought with
Increasing terror for some loophole of
os"ap Suddeiilr. her hand., tight
pressed against her bosom, felt the
hard outlines of the revolver that
Clayton had left with her earlier in the
Quickly she snatched it from its
hiding place and, leveling It full at the
tigers face, pulled the trigger.
There was a flash of Came, the roar
of the discharge and an answering
roar of pain and anger from the beast-
Jane Porter saw the great form dis
appear from the window, and then
she. too, fainted.
Put the tiger was not killed. The bul
let had but inflicted a painful wound
in one of the great shoulders. In an
other instant he was back at the lat
tice and with renewed fury was claw
ing at the aperture, but with lessened
effect, since the wounded member was
He saw his prey two women lying
senseless upon the floor. There was
no longer any resistance to be over
come. Sabor had only to worm his
way through the lattice to claim It.
Slowly he forced his great bulk,
inch by inch, through the opening.
Now his head was through, now one
great fore leg and shoulder.
Carefully be drew up the wounded
member to insinuate it gently beyond
the tight pressing bars.
A moment more and both shoulders
through, the long, sinuous body and
the narrow hips would glide quickly
It was on this sight that Jane Tor
ter again opened her eyes.
When Clayton heard the report of
the firearm he fell into an agony of
fear and apprehension. What were
the thoughts of his strange captor or
guide Clayton could only vaguely con
jecture, but that he had heard the shot
and was In some manner affected by
it was quite evHent. for he quickened
his pace so appreciably that Clayton,
stumbling blindly in his wake, went
For a moment Tarzan looked at the
young man closely, as though unde
cided as to just what was best to do;
then, stooping before Clayton, he mo
tioned him to grasp bim about the
neck, and with the white man upon
his ?a--k Torzan took to the trees.
The nest few minutes were snch nfl
the young Englishman never rorgot
High into bending and swaying branch
es he was borne with what seemed to
him incredible swiftness, while Tarzan
chafed at the slowness of his progress.
From the first sensation of chilling
fear Clayton passed to one of admira
tion and envy of those .mt muscles
and that wondrous instinct or knowl
edge which guided this forest god
through the Inky blackness of the
Presently they came to the clearing
before the beach. Tarzan's quick ears
had heard the strange sounds of Sa
bor's efforts to force his way through
the lattice, and it seemed to Clayton
that they dropped a straight hundred
feet to earth so quickly did Tarzan
descend. Yet when they struck the
ground it was with scarce a jar, and
as Clayton released his hold on the
ape man he saw him dart like a squir
rel for the opposite side of the cabin.
The Englishman sprang quickly after
him just in time to see the hind quar
ters of some huge animal about to dis
appear within the cabin.
As Jane l'erter opened her eyes to a
realization of the again imminent peril
which threatened her her brave heart
gave i:p its final vestige of hope, aiul
she turned to grope for the fallen
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weapon that she might mete to herself
a merciful death before the cruel fangs
tore at her flesh.
The tiger was almost through the
window before she found the weapon,
and she raised it quickly to her temple
to shut out forever the hideous jaws
gaping for their prey.
An instant she hesitated to breathe a
short and silent prayer to her Maker,
aiid as she did so her eyes fell upon
the poor Esmeralda lying inert, but
alive, beside the cupboard.
How could she leave the poor, faith
ful thing to those meiciless yellow
fangs? No, she must use one cartridge
on the senseless woman ere she turned
the cold muzzle toward herself again.
She shrank from the ordeal. Put
It would have been cruelty a thousand
times less Justifiable to have left the
loving black woman who had reared
her from infancy to regain conscious
ness beneath the rending claAvs of the
Quickly the girl sprang to her feet
and ran to the side of the negress. She
pressed the muzzle of the revolver
tight against that devoted heart, closed
her eyes, and
The tiger emitted a frightful shriek.
Jane Porter, startled, pulled the
trigger and turned to face the beast,
and with the same movement raised
the weapon against Ler own temple.
She did not fire a second time.
Astounded, she saw the huge beast
being slowly drawn back through the
window, and in the moonlight beyond
she saw the heads and shoulders of two
As Clayton rounded the corner of
the cabin to behold the animal disap
pearing within It was also to see the
ape man seize the long black and yel
low tail in both hands, and. bracing
himself with his feet against the side
of the cabin, throw all his mighty
strength into the effort to draw the
beast out of the Interior.
Clayton was quick to lend a hand,
but the ape man jabbered to him in a
commanding and peremptory tone or
ders. Clayton knew, though he could
not understand them.
At last, under their combined efforts,
the great body commenced to appear
farther and farther without the win
dow, and then there came to Clayton's
mind a dawning conception of the rash
bravery of his companion's act.
For a naked man to drag a shriek
ing, clawing man eater forth from a
window by the tail to save a strange
white girl was indeed the last word In
In so far as Clayton was concerned
it was a" very different matter, since
the girl was not only of his own kind,
but was the woman whom he loved.
Tarzan was still issuing orders which
Clayton could not understand.
He was trying to tell the stupid
white man to plunge his poisoned ar
rows into Sabor's back and sides, and
to reach the savage heart with the
long, thin hunting knife that hung at
Tarzan's hip. but the man would not
understand, and Tarzan did not dare
release his hold to do the things him
self, lie knew that the puny white
man never could hold mighty Sabor
alone for nn instant.
Slowly tne tiger was emerging rrom
the window. At last his shoulders
And then Clayton saw a thing done
which not even the eternal heavens
had ever seen before. Tarzan, racking
his brains for some means to cope
single handed with the infuriated
beast, had suddenly recalled his battle
with Terkoz, and as the great shoul
ders came clear of the window, so that
the tiger hung upon the sill only by
his fore paws, Tarzan suddenly releas
ed his hold upon the brute.
With incredible swiftness he launch
ed Mmself full upon Sabor's back, his
strong young arms seeking and gain
ing a full nelson upon the beast, as he
had learned it that other day during
his bloody victory over Terkoz.
With a shriek the tiger turned com
pletely over upon his back, falling full
upon his enemy. The black haired
giant only closed tighter his hold.
Pawing and tearing at earth and air,
Sabor rolled and threw himself this
way and that in an effort to dislodge
his antagonist. Always tighter and
tighter drew the iron bands that were
forcing his head lower and lower upon
his white breast
Higher and higher crept the steel
forearms of the ape man about the
back of Sabor's neck. Weaker and
weaker became the tiger's efforts.
At 'last Clayton saw the immense
muscles of Tarzan's shoulders and bi
ceps leap into corded knots. There was
a long sustained and supreme effort
on the ape man's part and the verte
brae of ' Sabor's neck parted with. a
In an Instant Tarzan was upon his
feet, and for the .second timejthat day
Clayton heard the bull ape's savage
roar of victory, and then he heard
Jane Toiler's agonized cry:
"Cecil Mr. Clayton! Oh, what is it;
What is it?
Running quickly to the cabin door.
Clayton called out tbat all was right
and bade her open. As quickly as she
could she raised the great bar and fair
ly dragged Clayton within.
"What was that awful noise?" 6De
whispered, shrinking close to him.
"It was the cry of the kill from the
throat of the man who has just saved
your life, Miss Torter. Wait, I will
fetch him that you may thank him."
The frightened girl would not be left
alone, so she accompanied Clayton to
the side of the cabin where lay the
dead body of the tiger.
Tarzan of the apes was gone.
Clayton called several times, but
there was no reply, and so the two re
turned to the greater safety of the In
terior. "What a frightful sound!" cried Jane
Porter. "Don't tell me that a human
being made it."
"But it did. Miss Torter," replied
Clayton, "or at least if not a human
throat that of a forest god."
And he told her of his experiences
with this creature of how twice the
wild man had saved his life, of his
wondrous strength and agility and
bravery, of the brown skin and tho
"I cannot make It out at all," he con
cluded. "At first I thought he might
be Tarzan of the apes. But he neither
speaks nor understands English, so
that theory is untenable."
"Well, whatever he may be," cried
the girl, "we owe him our lives. May
heaven bless him and keep him in
safety in his jungle."
"Amen," said Clayton fervently.
"Fo de good Lawd's sake, ain' Ah
The two turned to see Esmeralda sit
ting upright upon the floor, her great
eyes rolling from side to side, as
though she could not believe their tes
timony as to her whereabouts.
(To Be Continued.)'
From Friday's Dally.
Mrs. (Jeorge lihoden departed
this morning at S:i5 for Omaha,
where he will visit for the day.
V. II. Hainey and wife were
among (hose journeying to the
metropolis this morning, where
they will visit for the day.
(). Pitman and wife motored
up tliis morning from their home
at Murray, coming up witli Mr.
Pitman's; father, I). J. Pitman.
P. P. Meisinger was in the city
today for a few hours looking af
tor some trading with the mer
chants, having driven in from
Mrs. c. X. Land and little Italic
departed yesterday afternoon for
Anna, Illinois, where she will visit
for the coming summer with rela
tives in that city.
May Stow ami wife and Miss
Illlogene StoW of Waterloo. Neb.,
who have been here visiting with
Mrs. (ins Carlson, returned this
afternoon to their home.
James R. Hunter, Jr., wife and
child came in this afternoon from
their home at (libson and will
visit here for a time with rela
tives and friends.
Miss ('trace pease of Michigan
City. Indiana, is in the city for a
short time, a guest at the home
of her aunt and uncle, Mr. and
Mrs. William Hal lance.
Sheriff C. P. Oninton returned
last evening on No. '2 from Lin
coln, where be took William
Frwin, the insane man from
Louisville, fop treatment.
William ttallance departed this
afternoon for LeCrande, Oregon,
where he was called by the death
of a sister iu that place last
night. He will be joined en route
by others of bis brothers, who
will accompany him to attend the
A. F. Hedengren, master car
penter, and .Tames Emerson,
roadmasfor, of the Omaha di
vision of the Tturlington, were in
the city yesterday for a few
hours looking after company
George Snyder and son were
passengers this morning- mi the
early Iturlingfon train for the
metropolis, where they go to
spend tho day there looking after
some business matters.
Mrs. W. R. Ctardner departed
this morning on the early Hur
lington train for Grand Island,
where she will visit, with her
daughter in that city for a short
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Mrs. Oscar Gapen came in this
morning from her home south of
this city and was a passenger on
the Burlington for Omaha, where
ihe goes to visit for the day.
II. S. Long of Murray was in
the city yesterday afternoon for a
few hours looking after some
matters of business.
I). J. Piltman of Murray was in
ho city today for a few hours at
tending to some matters of busi
ness at tho court house.
Mrs. Albert Sehafer was among
those going to the metropolis on
the early Hurlington train this
morning, being called there on
some matters of business.
T. A. Harlan and wife depart
ed yesterday for Alvo, after a
short visit in this city with
friends and in looking after some
important matters that of being
From Saturday's Dally.
G. A. Piatt of Malvern, Iowa,
a i at f
was m the city vesiemay iop sev
eral hours visiting with his son,
Hert Piatt, and returned home on
Mrs. Mattie Wiles and Mrs.
Ralph Wiles were among the pas
sengers this morning for Omaha,
where they will spend the day,
having driven in from their home
Mrs. George Snyder and daugh
ter were passengers on the early
lUirlington train for Omaha,
where they were called to spend
the day looking- after some mat
ters of business.
1L C. Ewing and children de
parted this morning for Western,
Nebraska, where they will go for
a visit in that place with rela
tives and friends.
Mrs. Thomas Wiles departed
this morning on the early Bur
lington train for Omaha, where
she was called to spend the day
looking after some business mat
ters. William Fahlson departed this
morning for Davy, Neb., where he
will visit over Sunday with his
family in that place.
Adam Kaffenberger of the vi
cinity of Cedar Creek was here to
day for a fow hours attending to
some business matters.
Mrs. M. Iliatt of Murray is in
the city making a visit here with
her children, and is feeling much
improved in health.
R. A. Talbot of South Bend
came down this morning on No.
to make a short visit at the court
house and attend to some busi
Morris Pollard and Roy Austin
came up yesterday from their
homes at Union and spent several
hours here looking after some
matters of business.
George P. lleil of the vicinity of
Cedar Creek was among tin
farmer visitors in the city today
looking after the week-end shop
Mrs. a. W . Craig" will arrive
from Kansas City this afternoon
for a visit with and to assist in
caring for Mrs. Dora Oldham
Moore, who has been confined to
her room for several weeks. '
From Monday's Dally.
3l is. Henry Kan i man n was a
visitor in this city Saturday and
called at this office and ordered
the Piatt smooth Journal sent to
her son-in-law, Ed Vallery, at
Grass Range, Mont.
Mrs. Luke j. ues was a pas
senger this morning for Omaha
where she will visit for the dav
attending to matters of busines
irank Nailery was a passeng
er this morning for Omaha,
where he was called to look after
some matters of business for the
Mr. and Mrs. George Podge
spent Sunday with their daugh
ter, Miss Violet, at Missouri Val
David Birnett of Glenwood was
an over Sunday visitor in this
city, returning home this morn
ing on No. 6.
Mrs. Lettie Welsh of Seward,
who was here to attend the fun
eral of her brother, George II.
Poisal, returned home this after
noon. Mrs. Henry Steinhauer return
ed last evening on No. 14 from
Lincoln, where she had been for
some time visiting with relatives
and friends in thaL city.
Peter Roucha and wife were
passengers this morning for the
metropolis, where they go to con
sult a specialist in regard to the
health of Mrs. Rochka, which has
been quite poorly.
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Mrs. Fred Spangler and Mrs. K.
II. T. Spangler were passengers
this morning for the metropolis,
where they visited for a few
hours with friends.
Elmont Preston and Misses
Catherine and Iva Myers motored
up Saturday evening from Weep
ing Water to attend the dance in
Miss Ueth Johnson arrived this
morning from Omaha and will
make a short visit here at the
home of her grandparents, Mr.
and Mrs. II. J. Slreight.
Mrs. C. Cowles departed this
morning on the early liurlington
train for Hartley, Neb., where she
will visit at the home of her
daughter for a short time.
Mrs. C. M. Chriswisser and
children departed this morning
for Iiloomfield, Neb., where they
go to make a short visit with
relatives and friends.
Mrs. J. P. Jensen of Boulder,
Colorado, came in Saturday for a
visit here at the home of her sis
ter, Mrs. Frank Ohm and family
in this city.
William H. Puis and wife, Louie
Puis, Fred Lutz and Mrs. Philip
Ilild were here Friday for a few
hours, motoring in from their
homes near Murray.
Misses Bessie and Elizabeth
Holly departed this afternoon for
Avoea, where they will be guests
at a surprise party to be given in
honor of their sister, Miss Alma
Holly, who is leaching there this
Mrs. W. A. Owens and daugh
ter, of Tekainah, who have been
visiting with relatives here for a
short time, departed this morn-ins-
for Cedar Creek for a short
visit with frieids.
Ed Steinhauer and R. Oswald
Ames made a motorcycle trip to
Glenwood and Pacific Junction
yesterday, where they made ar
rangements for several base ball
games for the second team of
J. R. Hunter, wife and little
dauehter, of Gibson, came down
to this city Saturday evening to
visit over Sunday with Mr. Hunt
er's parents, J. II. Hunter and
I. X. Hunter, J. R. Josephson,
E. B. Taylor and Harry Reed of
Weeping Water were in the city
today attending to some matters
at the court house, and while here
called in to inspect the new press
and the Journal establishment.
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