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MONDAY, MAY 25, 1914,
PLATTSMOUTH SEMI-WEEKLY JOURNAL.
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The Village of Torture.
A S the little expedition of sailors
tailed through the dense Jun
pie searching for signs of
Jane Torter the futility of
their venture became more and more
iipparent. but the jrrlef of the old man
and the hopeless eyes of the young
Englishman prevented the kind heart
ed D'Arnot from turning back.
He thought that there might be a
bare possibility of finding her body or
the remains of it, for lie was positive
that she had been devoured by some
beast of prey.
It was slow work. Noon found them
but a few miles inland. They halted
for a brief rest then, and after pushing,
on for a short distance farther one of
the men discovered a well marked
..It was an old elephant track, and
IV.Vrnot. after consulting with Trofes
sor Porter and Clayton, decided to fol
The path wound through the Jungle
in a northeasterly direction, and along
it the column moved In single tile.
Lieutenant d'Arnot was in the lead
and moving at a quick pace, for the
trail was comparatively open. Imme
diately lt-hind him came Professor
Porter, but as he could not keep pace
with the younger man D'Arnot was a
hundred yards in advance when sud
denly n half dozen black warriors rose
D'Arnot pave a warning shout t
his column as the blacks closed on him,
but ln'fore he could draw his revolver
Le had been pinioned and dragged into
His cry had alarmed the sailors, and
a dozen of them sprang forward past
Professor Porter, running up the trail
t their officer's aid.
They did not know the cause of his
outcry, only that it was a warning of
They had rushed past the spot where
D'Arnt had been seized when a spear
In n Instant They Were In a Hand ta
hurled from the jungle transfixed one
of the men, and then a volley of ar
rows fell among them.
liaising tbeir carbines, they fired Into
the underbrush in the direction from
which the missies had come.
By this time the balance of the party
had come up, and volley after volley
was fired toward the concealed foe.
It was these shots that Tarzan and
Jane Porter had heard.
Lieutenant Charpentier. who had
been bringing up the rear of the col
umn, now came running to the scene
end on hearing the details of the am
buseade ordered the men to follow
him and plunged Into the tangled vege
In an Instant they were in a hand
to hand fight with some fifty black
warriors of Mbonga's village. Arrows
and bullets flew thick and fast.
Oueer African knives and French
pr.u butts mingled for a moment in
savuge and bloody duels, but soon the
natives fled into the jubgle, leaving
the Frenchmen to count theilfc losses.
Four of the twenty were dead, a doz-
tn others were wounded, and Lieuten
ant d'Arnot was missing. Night was
There was but one thing to do make
ramn where they were until daylisht
This work was not completed until
long after dark, the men building
huge fire in the center of the clearing
to give them light to work by.
"When all was as safe as could be
made from the attack of wild beasts
and savage men Lieutenant Charpen
tier placed sentries about the little
camp, and the tired and hungry men
threw themselves upon the ground to
The groans of the wounded, min
gled with the roaring and growling of
the great beasts, kept sleep except In
its most fitful form from the tired
eyes. It was a sad and hungry party
that lay through the long night pray
ing for dawn.
The blacks who had seized D'Arnot
had not waited to participate in the
fight. They hurried their prisoner
along, the sounds of battle growing
fainter and fainter as they drew away
from the contestants until there sud
denly broke upon D'Aruot's vision a
good sized clearing, at one end of
which stood a thatched and palisaded
A cry went up within the palisade.
A great throng of women and children
rushed out to meet the party.
And then began for the French offi
cer the most terrifying experience
which man can encounter upon earth
the reception of a white prisoner into
a village of African cannibals.
They fell uion D'Arnot tooth and
nail, beating him with sticks and
stones and tearing at him with claw
like hands. Every vestige of clothing
was torn from him, and the merciless
blows fell upon his bare and quivering
F.ut not once did the Frenchman cry
out in pain. A silent prayer rose that
he be quickly delivered from his tor
The death he prayed for was not to
1 so easily had. Soon the warriors
beat the women away from their prisoner.
He was to le saved for nobler sport
than this. and. the first wave of their
passion having subsided, they content
ed themselves with crying out taunts
and insults and spitting upon him.
Presently they gained the center of
the village. There D'Arnot was bound
securely to the great post from which
no live man had ever been released.
A number of the women scattered to
their several huts to fetch pots and
water, while others built a row of fires
on which portions of the feast were to
The festivities were delayed, await
ing the return of the warriors who had
remained to engage in the skirmish
with the white men. so that it was
quite late when nil were in the village
and the dance of death commenced to
circle around the doomed officer.
Half fainting from pain and exhaus
tion. D'Arnot watched what seemed
but a vagary of delirium or some hor
rid nightmare from which he must
poon awake. He closed his eyes and
held his tc-etli firm set. He would not
He was a soldier of France, and he
would teach these beasts how an offi
cer and a fteutleman died.
Tarzan of the apes needed no inter
preter to translate the story of thosa
distant shots. With Jane Porter's
kisses still warm upon his lips he waa
swinging with incredible rapidity
through the forest trees straight to
ward the village f Mbonga.
He was not interested in the loca
tion of the encounter, for he judged
that that would soon be over. Those
who were killed he could not aid; those
who escaped would not need his as
sistance. It was to those who had neither been
killed nor escaped that he hastened.
And he knew that he could find them
by the great post in the center of
Many times had Tarzan seen Mbon
ga's black raiding parties return from
the northward with prisoners, and al
ways were the same scenes enacted
about that grim stake, beneath the
flaring light of many fires.
Tarzaa had looked with complacency
upon their former orgies, only occa
sionally interfering for the pleasure of
baiting the blacks. But heretofore
their victims had been men of their
own color. Tonight it was different.
"White men, men of Tarzan's own
race, might be even now suffering the
agonies of torture.
On he sped. In a few minutes he
swung Into the trees above Mbonga's
village. Ah, he was not quite too late!
The figure at the stake was very still.
Tarzan knew their customs. The
deathblow had been struck. He could
tell almost to a minute how far the
dance had gone.
In another Instant Mbonga's knife
would sever one of the victim's ears.
That would mark the beginning of the
end, for ' very shortly after only a
writhing mass of mutilated flesh would
Copyright, 1912, by th Frank A.
The stake stood forty feet from the
nearest tree. Tarzan coiled his roie.
Then there rose suddenly above the
fiendish cries of the dancing demons
the awful challenge of the ape man.
The dancers halted as though turned
to stone. The rope sped with a sing
ing whir high above the heads of the
blacks. It was quite invisible in thfl
flaring lights of the campflres.
D'Arnot opened his eyes.
A huge black, standing directly lie
fore him, lunged backward as though
felled by an invisible hand.
' Struggling and shrieking, his body,
rolling from side to side, moved quick
ly toward the shadows beneath the
trees. The blacks, their eyes protrud
ing in horror, watched spellbound.
Once beneath the trees the body rose
straight into the nir. and ns it dis:ij
peared Into the foliage above the tt-r-rlfied
negroes, screaming with fright,
broke into a mad race for the village
D'Arnot was left alone. He was a
brave man, but he had felt the short
hairs bristle upon the nape of his
nk when that uncanny cry rose upon
As he watched the spot where the
body had entered the tree lie heard
the sounds of movement there. The
branches swayed as thou eh under the
weight of a man's body. There was a
crash, and the black came sprawling to
earth again, to lie Tery quietly where
he had fallen.
Immediately after him came a white
body, but this one alighted erect.
D'Arnot saw a clean limbed young
giant emerge from the shadows into
the firelight and come quickly toward
What cosld it mean? Wfco could it
be? Some new crenture of torture and
D'Arnot waited. His eyes never
left the face of the advancing man.
The frank, clear eyes did not waver
beneath his fixed gazo
D'Arnot was reassured, but still
without much hope, though he felt
that that face could hot mask a cruel
Without a word Tarzan of the apes
cut the bonds which held the French
man. Weak from suffering and loss of
blood, he would have fallen but for
the strong arm that caught him.
He felt himself lifted from the
There was a sensation ns of flying,
and then he lost consciousness.
When dawn broke upon the little
camp of Frenchman in the heart of
the Jungle it found a sad and disheart
As soon as it was light enough to see
their surroundings Lieutenant Char
pentier sent men in groups of three in
several directions to locate the trail,
and In ten minutes it was found, and
the expedition was hurrying back to
ward the beach.
It was slow work, for they bore the
lodies of six dead men, two more hav
ing succumbed during the night, and
several of those who were wounded
required support to move even very
Charpentier had decided to return to
camp for re-enforcements and then
make an attempt to track down the
natives and rescue D'Arnot
It was late in the afternoon when
the exhausted men reached the clear
ing by the beach, but for two of them
the return brought so great a happi
ness that all their suffering and heart
breaking grief were forgotten on the
As the little party emerged from the
jungle the first person that Professor
Porter and Cecil Clayton saw was
Jane Porter standing by the cabin
With a little cry of joy and relief
she ran forward to greet them, throw
ing her arms about her father's neck
and bursting into tears for the first
time since they had been cast upon
this hideous and adventurous shore.
Professor Porter, burying his old
face in the girl's shoulder, sobbed like
a tired child.
Jane Porter led him toward the cab
In, and the Frenchmen turned toward
the beach from which several of their
fellows were advancing to meet them.
Clayton, wishing to leave father and
daughter alone, joined the sailors and
remained talking with the officers un
til their boat pulled away toward the
cruiser, whither Lieutenant Charpen
tier was bound to report the unhappy
outcome of his adventure.
Then Clayton turned back slowly
toward the cabin. His heart was filled
with happiness. The woman he loved
As he approached the cabin he saw
her coming out. When she saw him
she hurried forward to meet him'.
"Jane!" he cried. "Heaven has been
good to us indeed. Tell me how you
escaped what , form Providence took
to save you for us."
He had never before called her by
her given name. Forty-eight hours be
fore it would have suffused Jane Por
ter with a soft glow of pleasure to
hear that name from Clayton's lips.
Now it frightened her.
"Mr. Clayton," slit? said quietly, ex
tending her hand, "first lot me thank
you for your loyalty to my father. He
has told me how noble and self sacri
ficing you have been. How can we
ever repay you?"
Clayton noticed that she did not re
turn his familiar salutation, but he felt
no misgivings on that score. She had
lK'en through so much. This was no
time to force his love upon her, he
"I am already repaid." he laughed,
"Just to see you and Professor Porter
both safe, well and together again."
The girl bowed her head. There was
a question she wanted to ask.
"Where is the forest man who went
to rescue you? Why did he not re
turn?" "I do not understand," said Clayton.
"Whom do you mean?"
"He who has saved each of us who
saved me from the gorilla."
"Oh!" cried Clayton, In surprise. "It
was he who rescued you? You have
not told me anything of your adven
ture, don't you know. Tell me; do."
"But the woodman," she urged.
"Have you not seen him? When we
heard the shots in the jungle, very
faint and far away, he left me. We
had just reached the clearing, and he
hurried off in the direction of the light
ing. I know he went to aid you."
Her tone was almost pleading, her
manner tense with suppressed emotion.
Clayton could not but notice it, and he
wondered vaguely why she was so
deeply moved, so anxious to blow the
whereabouts of this stranuro creature.
He did not suspect the truth, for how
In his breast, unknown to himself,
was implanted the first germ of jeal
ousy and suspicion of the ape man to
whom lie owed his life.
"We did not see him." he replied
quietly. "He did not join us. Possi
bly he joined Lis own tribe, the men
who attacked us."
He did not know why he had said it,
for he did not believe it. But love is a
The girl looked at him wide eyed for
"No!" she exclaimed vehemently,
much too vehemently, he thought. "It
could not be. They were negroes. He
Is a white man and a gentleman!"
Clayton was a generous and chival
rous man. but something in the girl's
"He is only a beast of the jungle,
defense of the forest man stirred him
to unreasoning jealousy, so that for the
instant he forgot all that he owed to
this wild demigod, and he answered
her with a half sneer upon his lip.
"Possibly you arc ri.ht. Miss Por
ter." he said, "but I do not think that
any of us need worry about our carrion
eating acquaintance. The chances are
that he is some half demented cast
OAvay who will forget us more quickly,
but no more surely, than we shall for
get him. He is only a beast of the
Jungle, Miss Porter."
The girl did not answer, but she felt
her heart shrivel within her. Anger
and hate against one we love steel our
hearts, but contempt or pity leaves us
silent and ashamed.
(To Be Continued.)
The Best Flour
on the Market
Platlsmoulh, May 1, l'.H i.
Board met pursuant t ad
journment. Present, C. E. Ileeb
iht, Julius A. Pifz and C. R. Jor
dan, County Commissioners;
Frank J. Lihcrshal, Counly Clerk.
Minues f previous sessions read
ami approved, when the following
business was transacted in reg
Clerk of the District Court filed
a statement ,,f time and mileage
of the regular jury and talesman
for the April ten l, I'll I, of the
District Court, amounting to
County Hoard of I'quali.al ion
will set for the purpose of
equalizing" I lie assessment of Cass
County fop the year- ItH'i, in the
Commissioners' chamber at the
Court House in 1 ' a 1 1 smouth. Ne
braska, beginning Tuesday, .June
li. l'.H , at S o'clock a. m.. ami
continue from day to day tiil noon
on Saturday, June ill. It'll.
All claims for equalization
must he lih-d on or before noon of
Friday. June 12, l'.H i.
.Notice to he published once in
each newspaper j)i fm County.
County Clerk reported Andres
Thomson had paid his license fee
of 1 ,nn(i.un and license had been
County Clerk instructed to
notify the City Council, through
the City Clerk, to commence lill
inir in the concrete box culei l or
bridge at the foot of Winf erst eon
Hill as soon alter Monday, May
J5. lull, as possible. as the
County will start moving" the old
steel bridge about June K, ilI i.
Bond of Alex Jones, Deputy
Road Oversee!, District No. i,
South iteiid, approve,!.
A duplicate wararnt was (his
day issued to Chas. V. Sioohr for
si I. ('." to reimburse him for the
original" warrant No. j'.i, which
was lost some time ago.
The following claims were al-b-wf
d on the Cenciai fund:
The JMat I sinoui i Jour
nal, printing and sup
plies s jo.il
Julius A. Pilz, salary and
mileage ;7 . 1 i
C. A. Welch, screens fur
nished. fo County farm toi.ofi
I. . (I. Larson, third pay
ment on jail cult racl ...-jnoo . 00
S. H. Shumaker, repairs
to pump at County
farm J. oil
Fred Weaver, assessing
South liend precinct.. Si'i.io
C. 11. Jordan, salary and
mileage lij.l Tjd
D. C. Morgan. po(a sup
James Robert s n, fees
Cass :.i. vs. Ouinfoii.
el, al S.OO
K. I. F.ans. mdse. to
Mrs. Hardnoc,; C.oo
James Robertson, fees.
Cass Co. vs. On in I on.
e) al S.no
C. 1). Ouiiilon. boarding
County prisoners and
Hans Johnson, jndse. to
Mrs. Fowler .S.OO
I). Saxlon, mdse, to Mrs.
Jambs i 1 . JO
II. R. Smith, assessing
Flmwook precinct ....
F. Manspoaker, salary
deputy sheriff, April.. io.nn
Major A. Hall, auto hire
to Commissioners .... IX. 53
"J. J . Wunderl ich, assess
ing Nehawka precinct.. 101.03
J. If. Thrasher, bailiffs
Fd Fgeuborger, Admstr.,
coal to paupers 1 i .50
Co., repairs to County
Attorney's machine .. 8.00
Halt & Son. mdse. to the
County farm 3t.20
J. F. Douglass. Agt., in
surance policy on fur
niture, etc., at farm. . 8.00
Klopp printing Co.. sup
plies to County Treas
Nelson Jean & Co., coal to
llobson sisters 7.00
Waterman Lumber & i
Coal Co., coal to court
J. I. llolcomh Mfg. Co.,
brushes ami baskets to
court house 1 i . i'o
J)r. J. I. Martin, salary
lirst quarter County
Physician. I list. No. i 02 .30
Charles Mason, cleaning
sewer at old jail 10. oo
C. F. lle' bii'-r, salary ami
(I. I. Meisinger, assessing
Fig lit Mile (J rove pre
meals o jury 3.23
11. M. s ennich-en, mds.
to Gross, Collins, Mc-
" J 5 j
-LCOIIOL 3 vlh cr.Nr.
linUic Sumachs caiBowelsof
Promotes Dfeestionflserf U-
I firm Sera' -ClmOrd
&TriTect Rcrnedv for Ccmsflr
i c -
t ion , Sour Stomach lUarrixn
nessardLoss or Sixer
i c 1
facsimile Signarure of
The Centaur CompatcT,
Exact Copy of Wrapper.
lee and sbt rne ....
Charley Mason, cleaning"
sewer at old jail
Lincoln Telephone and
Telegraph Co., lent and
lolls lor April
1 V . 0
T. Allen Mi-nuary Co., re
building and repairing;
county records 711.50
The ioil.vinr claims were al
lowed on the R iad fund :
Hen lecknian, road work
Road Iiislriel No. 10.. s 51. 1H
R. C. Bailey, same, Road
J. C. Niday, same, Road
Iiislriel No. 11
L. I. Switzer, same, Road
Jiistricl No. l;
Nebraska V Iowa Sleel
Tank Co., culverts for
Road District No. -....
Nebraska & Iowa -steel
Tank Co., culverts for
Road Iiislriel No. '.'7 . .
Nebraska & Iowa Steel
Tank Co., cuherts for
Road 1 is rid No. 1 . . .
7 . (7
A. F. Seybert, road work.
Road lfislrict No. -J . . 10.h
John Husche, road work.
Road lish i.- No. . . 10.00
Waller lyers, road work,
Road Iiislriel No. J7.. I'll. 05
Village Clerk of Munlock.
jnopi li-) ji m of road
fund, Jiislrict No. 1 . . 1 15.00
Yil'ag-e Clerk of Creen
oid, proportion of
road fund. District
No. 'J0 150.00
Village Clerk of Weeping
Water, proportion of
road fund, District No.
Village Clerk of South
Bend, proportion of
road fund, Dislrict No.
Village Clerk of Flmwood.
propnH jon of l oad
fund. District No. J5.. 250.00
Village Clerk of Eagle,
proportion of road
fund, District No. -JO., lio.00
Ed Stone, road work,
Road Districl No. 1 C,
Fd Slone, same, Road
Dist rid N. t
W. L. Copplc, same, Road
. District No. 1 r
A. L. .Skinner, same. Road
District No. 15
Roy Bennett, same, Road
District No. 10
Ib-n Swanson, same. Road
Dist rift. No. 10
W. E. Halmeler, repairs
to road grader, Road
Dist rift No. 15
A. A. Wallinger, road
work, Road District No.
('.. '. Kahler. same, Road
1 lislrid No. (5
F. W. Wilkcn, same. Road
District No. 0
Lee Arnelt Co., culverts
for Road District No.
1 J . 00
i . 1 0
J i .00
The following- claims were al
lowed on the Bridge fund:
(I. Fisher, bridge work.. S.JO
Chas. Sutton, same .... -i.oo
Inland Sled Co., bridge
material 5 .75
W. B. Banning-, bridge
In miter oJ.55
Monarch Engineering Co.,
For Infant3 and Children.
The Kind You Have
Bears the ,
Tmc cintauii eowpAwr. nc tor art
pari pa im-nt on hi -idge
Ben Heckmau, brid-e
Wo k 11 .00
Waterman Lumber ami
Coal Co., bridge lum
ber JO. 70
Mike Lulz. bridge work . . J .00
The following- claims were al
lowed on the Road Dragging- fund:
A. F. Seybert. ra-.giug
roads, Road District
.John Husche, same, Road
1 list rid No. j
W. L. Copple, same, Road
I U'sf rid No. 10
A. L. Skinner, same. Road
District No. 7
O. I'i-her, same, Road
Dislrict No. l."i
R. M. .Coalman, same.
Road District No. 1 i . .
J . 50
Board adjourned to med Tues
day, June J, it'll i.
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