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MONDAY,. MAY 11, 1914..
PLATT8 MOUTH SERU-WEEKLY JOURNAL.
LS It wns now quite light the par
ty, none of whom had eaten or
slept since the previous room
ing, begun to bestir tnemseives
to prepare food.
Tlie mutineers of the Arrow had
landed a small supply of dried meats,
canned soups, and vegetables, crack
ers, flour, tea and coffee for the five
they had marooned, and these were
hurriedly drawn upon to satisfy the
cravings of long famished appetites.
The next task was to make the cabin
habitable, and to this end it was first
decided to remove the grewsoine relics
of the tragedy which had taken place
there on some bygone day.
Professor Porter and Mr. Philander
were deeply interested in examining
the skeletons. The larger two they
stated to have belonged to a male and
female of one of the higher white
The smallest skeleton was given but
passing attention, ns its location in the
crib left no doubt ns to its having been
t!: infant offspring of this unhappy
As they were preparing the skeleton
of the man for burial Clayton discov
ered a massive ring which had evi
dently encircled the man's finger at
the time of his death, for one of the
slender bones of the hand still lay
within the golden bauWe.
Picking it up to examine it, Clayton
gave a cry of astonishment, for the
ring bore the crest of the house of
At the same time Jane Porter dis
covered the books in the cupboard, and
on opening to the fly leaf of one of
them saw the name "John Clayton.
London." In a second book, which she
hurriedly examined, was the single
"Why. Mr. Clayton." she cried, "what
does this mean? Here are the names
of some of your own people in these
"And here." he replied gravely. "Is
the great ring of the house of Grey
stoke which has been lost since my
uncle. John Clayton, the former Lord
Greystoke. disappeared, presumably
lost at sea."
"Hut how do you account for these
things being here in this savage Af
rican jungle?" exclaimed the girl.
"There is but one way to account for
it. Miss Porter," said Clayton. "The
lnte Lord Greystoke v-as not drowned. !
He died here in this cabin, and this
poor thing' upon the floor is all that is
mortal of liiin."
Then this must have been Lady
Greystoke." said Jane Porter reverent
ly, indicating the mass of bones upon
"The beautiful Lady Alice." replied
Clayton, "of whose many virtues and
charms I often have heard my mother
and father speak."
With reverence and solemnity the
bodies of the late Lord and Lady Grey
stoke were buried beside their little
African cabin, and between them was
placed the tiny skeleton of the baby of
Kala, the ape.
As Mr. Philander was placing the
frail bones of the infant in a bit of sail
cloth he examined the skull minutely.
Then he called Professor Porter to his
side, and the two argued in low tones
for several minutes
"Most re.tiarkable, most remarkable."
said Professor Porter.
TJless me!" said Mr. Philander. "We
must acquaint Mr. Clayton with our
discovery at once."
"Tut. tut. Mr. Philander; tut, tut!"
remonstrated Professor Archimedes Q.
Porter. "Let the dead past bury it3
And so the white haired old man re
peated the burial service ever this
strange grave, while his four compan
ions stool with bowed and uncovered
heads about him.
From the trees Tarzan of the apes
watched this strange ceremony, but
most of all he watched the sweet face
and graceful figure of Jane Torter.
In his savage, untutored breast new
emotions were stirring. lie could not
fathom them. lie wondered why he
felt so great an interest in these people
why he had gone to such pains to
save the three men. But he did not
wonder why he had torn Sabor from
the tender flesh of the strange girl. lie
knew that she was created to be pro
tected and that he was created to pro
When the grave had been filled with
earth the little party turned back to
ward the cabin, and Esmeralda, still
weeping copiously for the two 6he had
never keard of before and who had
been dead twenty years, chanced to
glance towaTd tho harbor. Instantly
her. tears ceased; :
"Look at (1cm low down white trash
out dere!" she shrilled, pointing to
ward the Arrow. "They all's a-dese-cratin"
us right yere on dis yere per
Surely enough, the Arrow was being
worked toward the open sea slowly
through the harbor's entrance.
"They promised to leave us firearms
and ammunition." said ClayTon. ',TThe
"It is the work of that fellow they
call Snipes. I am sure." said Jane Por
ter. "King was a scoundrel, but he
had a little sense of humanity. If they
had not killed him I know that he
would have seen that we were proper
ly provided for before they left us to
"I regret that they did not visit us
before sailing." said Professor Porter.
"I had purjv)sed requesting them to
leave the treasure with us. as I shall
be a ruined man if that is lost."
Jane looked at her father sadly.
"Never mind, dear." she said. "It
wouldn't have done any good, because
It is solely for the treasure that they
killed their officers and landed us upon
this awful shore."
Tarzan had seen the consternation
depicted upon the faces of the little
group as they witnessed the departure
of the Arrow, so as the ship was a
wonderful novelty to him in addition
be determined to hasten out to the
point of land at the north of the har
bor's mouth and obtain a nearer view
of the great boat, ns well as to Icarn
if possible the direction of its flight.
A very light land breeze was blow
ing, and the ship had been worked
through the harbor's mouth under fly
ing jib. fore and main royals and
mizzen spanker, but now that they
had cleared the point every available
shred of canvas was being spread that
she might stand out to sea as handily
Tarzan watched the graceful move
ments of the ship In rapt admiration
and longed to be aboard her. Present
ly his keen eyes caught the faintest
suspicion of smoke on the far northern
horizon, and he wondered what the
cause of it might be.
At about the same time the lookout
on the Arrow must have discerned it.
for In a few minutes Tarzan saw the
sails being shifted. The ship came
about, and presently he knew that she
was coming back toward land.
At last the ship came up directly Into
the wind. The anchor was lowered:
down came the sails. There was great
scurrying about on deck.
A boat was lowered, and into the
boat a great chest was placed. Then a
dozen sailors bent to the oars and pull
ed rapidly toward the point where Tar
zan crouched in the branches of a
In the stern of the boat, as It drew
nearer, Tarzan saw the rat faced man.
It was but a few minutes later that
the boat touched the beach. The men
Jumped out and lifted the great chest
to the sand. They were on the north
side of the point, so that their presence
was concealed from those at the cabin.
The men argued angrily for a mo
ment Then the rat faced one. with
several companions, ascended the low
bluff on which stood the tree that con
cealed Tarzan. They looked about for
"Here is a good place." said the rat
faced sailor. Indicating a spot beneath
"It is as good as any," replied one
of his companions. "If they catch ns
with the treasure aboard it will be con
fiscated anyway. We might as well
bury it here on the chance that some
of us will escape the gallows to enjoy
The rat faced one now called to the
men who had remained at the boat,
and they came slowly up the bank
carrying picks and shovels.
"Flurry you!" cried Snipes.
"Stow It!" retorted one of the men
in a surly tone. "You're no admiral,
"I'm cap'n here, though. I'll have
you to understand, yon swab!" shriek
ed Snipes with a volley of oaths.
"Steady, boys." cautioned one of the
men who had not spoken before. "It
ain't goin' to get us nothin by fightin'
"Right enough," replied the sailor
who had resented Snipes' autocratic
tones. "But by the same token it ain't
a-goin" to get nobody nothin' to put on
airs iu this bloomin company neither."
"You fellows dig here." said Snipes,
indicating a spot beneath the tree.
"And while you're diggiu' ret or kin
be a-makin' of a map of the location
so's we kin find it again. You. Tom
and Bill, take a couple more down and
fetch up the chest."
"Wot are you a-goin' to do?" asked
he of the previous altercation. "Just
Copyright, 1912, by the Frank A.
"Git busy there!" prowled Snipes.
"You didn't think your cap'n was
a-goin" to dig with a shovel, did you?"
The men all looked up ancrily. None
of them liked Snipes, and his disagree
able show of authority since he had
murdered King, the real head and ring
leader of the mutineers, had only add
ed fuel to the flames of their hatred.
"Io you mean to say that you don't
intend to take a shovel and lend a hand
with this work?" asked Tarrant, the
sailor who lvid before spoken.
"No." replied Snipes simply, finger
ing the butt of his revolver.
"Then." shouted Tarrant. "If yon
won't take a shovel you'll take n pick
ax!" With the words he raised his pick
a Dove n; neaa ana wiui a mignty
blow buried the point in Snipes brain.
Fur a moment the men stood silently
looking at the result of their fellow's
grim humor. Then one of them spoke.
"Served the rat jolly well right." he
One of the others commenced to ply
his pick to the ground. The soil was
60ft. and he threw aside the pick and
grasped a shovel; then the others join
ed him. There was no further comment
on the killing, but the ti:en worked in
a better frame of mind than they had
since Snipes had assumed command.
When they had a trench of ample
size to bury the chest Tarrant suggest
ed that hey enlarge it and inter
Snipes' body on top of the chest.
"It might "clp fool any as 'appened
to be diggln 'erabouts. "s? explained.
The others saw the cunning of the
suggestion, and so the trench was
lengthened to accommodate the corpse,
and in the center a deeper hole was
excavated for the box. which was first
wrapped in sailcloth and then low
ered to its place, which brought Its
top about a foot below the bottom of
the rave. Earth was shoveled in and
tamped down about the chest until
the bottom of the grave showed level
Two of the men then rolled the rat
faced corpse unceremoniously into the
grave after first stripping it of its
weapons and various other articles
which the several members of the
They then filled the grave with earth
and tramped upon it until it would
hold no more.
The balance of the loose earth was
thrown far and wide and a mass of
dead undergrowth spread in as natural
a manner as possible over the new
made grave to obliterate all signs of
the ground having been disturbed.
Their work done, the sailors returned
to the small boat and pulled o!I rapidly
toward the Arrow.
The breeze had increased consider
ably, and as the smoke upon the hori
zon was now plainly discernible in
considerable volume the mutineers lost
no time in getting under full sail and
bearing away toward the southwest.
Tarzan wondered what the chest
they had buried contained. If they
did not wish it why did they not mere
ly throw It into the water? That would
have been much easier.
Ah. he thought, but they do wish It.
They have hidden it here because they
intend returning for it later.
lie dropped to the ground and com
menced to examine the earth about the
excavation. He was looking to see if
these creatures had dropped anything
which he might like to own. Soon he
discovered a spade hidden by the un
derbrush which they had laid upon the
He seized it and attempted to use It
as he had seen the sailors do. It wa
awkward work and hurt his bare feet,
but he persevered until he had partial
ly uncovered the body. This he drag
ged from the' grave and laid to one
'Then' ho continued digging until he
had unearthed the chest. This also he
dragged to the side of the corpse.
Then he filled in the smaller hole be
low the grave, replaced the body and
the earth around and above it, covered
it over with underbrush and returned
to the chest
'Four sailors had sweated beneath
the burden of Its weight. Tarzan of
the apes picked It up as though it had
been empty and. with the spade slung
to his back by a piece of rope, carried
it off into the densest part of the jun
gle. He could not well negotiate the trees
with his awkward burden, but he kept
to the trails and so made fairly good
For several hours he traveled until
he came to an impenetrable wall of
matted and tangled vegetation. Then
he took to the lower branches, and in
another fifteen minutes be emerged
into the amphitheater of the apes,
where they met in council or to cele
brate the rites of the dumdum. . .
Near the center of the clearing and
not far from the drum, or altar, he
commenced to dig. This was harder
work than turning np tho freshly ex
cavated earth at the grave, but Tarzan
of the apes was persevering, and so he
kept at his labor until he was reward
ed by seeing a hole sufficiently deep to
receive the chest and effectually hide
It from view.
Now the natural curiosity, which is
as common to men as to apes, prompt
ed Tarzan to open the chest and exam
ine its contents, but the heavy lock
and massive iron bands baffled both
his cunning and his immense strength,
so that he was compelled to bury the
chest without having his curiosity sat
isfied. By the time Tarzan had hunted his
way back to the vicinity of the cabin,
feeding as he went, it was quite dark.
Within the little building a light was
burning, for Clayton had found an un
opened tin of oil which had stood in
tact for twenty years. The lamps also
were still usable.
As Tarzan approached the window
nearest the door he saw that the cabin
had, been divided into two. rooms by a
rough partition of boughs
In the front room were tly three
men. the two older deep in argument
while the younger, tilted back against
the wall on an Improvised stool, was
deeply engrossed in reading one of
Tarzan was not particularly interest
ed in the men. however, so he sought
the other window. There was the girl,
now beautiful her features! How del
icate her snowy skin!
She was writing at Tarzan's own
table beneath the window. Upon a pile
of grasses at the far side of the room
lay the negress. asleep.
For an hour Tarzan feasted his eyeg
upon uer wmie slie wrote, tie Jonge.
to speak to her. but dared not attempt,
for he was convinced that she would
not understand him, and he feared, too,
that he might frighten her away.
At length she arose, leaving her man
uscript upon the table. She went to
the bed upon which had been spread
several layers of soft grasses. These
she rearranged. Then she extinguish
ed the lamp, and all within the cabin
was wrapped in Cimmerian darkness.
Cautiously Tarzan intruded his hand
between the meshes of the lattice until
his whole arm was within the cabin.
Carefully he felt upon the desk. At
last he grasped the paper upon which
She Was Writing at Tarzan's Own
Table Beneath the Window.
Jane Porter had been writing and
withdrew his hand, holding the pre
Tarzan folded the sheets iu to a small
parcel, which he tucked into the quiver
with his arrows. Then he sped away
into the jungle as softly and as noise
lessly as a Bhadow.
(To Be Continued.)
From Friday's Pally.
J. W. Peters returned this
morning from (ilenwood, where
lie had been looking; after his
work on the slate institution
Miss Anna Bernstein of Kansas
City, a sister of I). Bernstein, and
a nu'cn of Mrs. Simons of this
city, is here making a short visit
with her relatives.
Miss Agnes l'tak arirved last
evening from Alliance, Neb.,
where she has been teaching
school, being railed home by the
death of her sister, Margaret.
Mrs. B. E. Lanmhear and little
daughter, of Chicago, arrived in
this city this morning for a visit
with her parents, Mr. and Mrs. B.
C. 11 jib? and family, and other
Robert Sherwood departed this
morning for Omaha, where he
expects to meet his son. Victor,
and accompany him to his home
nl Grand Island for a visit there
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Rev. J. M. 'fades .,f the Liberty
church wa a passenger this
morning on the early Burlington
train for Omaha, where be will
spend a few hours with r lalivcs
Harry New man departed this
morning on No. 0 fur Oleuwond.
where he will look alter the in
terests of his bolllinir works and
give the fowa citizens the oppor
tunity to secure some of the
products of his factory.
Mrs. Luke L. Wiles ami Mrs. S.
A. Wiles and Misses Margarile
Wiles. Margaret Spanh r and
Helen Wiles were passengers this
morning for Omaha, where they
will visit for the day taking in
the sights of I lie metropolis.
Mrs. Isaac K-diler and Mrs.
Alice Keyler of York, York coun
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city yesterday for a i-it at the
home of Mr. and Mrs. John Hart
man. Mrs. Kobler is a sister and
Mrs. Keyler a daughter of Mr.
Hartman, and no doiihl their visit
will be a most enjoyable one.
Clarence y. Staals, who has
been here for the past ten days
visiting his parents, Mr. and Mrs.
Oenrge K. Slaatsr departed this
morning for Lincoln, where be
will resume bis stulies j, mu-i
Mrs. 1. A. MoisiMgcr returned
last evening from Omaha, where
she has been for a short linm
Nisitiag with friends. Mr. Mei
singer came in fr.'m the farm lo
meet his wife an-1 accompany her
Oeorge 1. llaibei and Renbe:i
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io(:y for a few hours hikiirj af
ter mailers of business, and while
here called at the Journal ofiire
for a short visit.
Stephen Jorhim and C. J. Oabel,
two of the enterprising farmers
of Louisville prerine!, v.eie in ( In
city today looking after some
business matters and isiliag
with tlnir friends.
1 A. Hild of near M nard was
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