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THURSDAY, MAY 28, 1914.
PLATTSKIOUTH SEMI-WEEKLY JOURNAL!.
; lllifilll HHi
Left In the Jungle.
LOWLY Jaue turned and walk
ed !; k to the cal-In. She tried
t' Imagine Lit v.o.h1 xl by her
side in the saloon of an ocean
liner. She saw him eatin? with his
hnnds. tearing his food like a beast of
prey and wiping hi greasy lingers
uin his thighs. She shuddered.
Siie saw him as she introduced him
to her friends uncouth, illiterate, a
boor and she winced.
She had reached her room now, and
as she sat uiou the edge of her bed of
ferns and grasses, with one hand rest
ing upon her rising and falling bosom,
she felt the hard outlines of the man's
locket lei:eatli her waist.
She drew it out, holding it in the
palm of her hand for a moment with
tear blurred eyes bent upon it. Then
she raised it to her lips and, crushing
it there, buried her face in the soft
'Ieast?" she murmured. "Then
heavea make me a beast, for, man or
beast, I am yours!"
She did not see Clayton again that
day. Esmeralda brought hor supper to
her, and she sent word to her father
that she was suffering from the reac
tion following her adventure.
The next morning Clayton left early
with the relief expedition in search of
Lieutenant d'Arnot- There were 20
armed men this time, with ten officers
and two surgeons and provisions for
They carried lodding and hammocks,
the latter for transporting their sick
It was a determined and angry com
pany a punitive expedition as well as
one of relief. They readied the scene
of the skirmish of the previous expedi
tion shortly after noon, fur they weie
now traveling a known trail, and no
time was lot in exploring.
From there on the elephant trail led
straight to Mbonga's village. It was
but 2 o'clock when the head of the col
umn halted upon the edge of the clear
ing. In a few minutes the village street
was filled with armed men lighting in
an inextricable tangle. The revolvers,
carbines and cutlasses of the French
men crumpled the native spearmen
and struck down the black archers
with their bolts half drawn.
Soon the battle turned to a wild rout
and then to grim massacre, for the
French sailors had seen bits o? D'Ar
not's uniform upon several of the black
warriors who opposed them.
They spared the chiTuieu and those
of the women whom they were not
forced to kill ia self defense, but when
at length they stopped, panting, blood
covered and sweating, it was because
there lived to oppose them no single
warrior of all the savage village of
Carefully they ransacked every hut
and corner of the village, but no sign
of D'Arnot could they find. They
questioned the prisoners by signs.
Only excited gestures and expressions
of fear could they obtain in response
to their inquiries concerning their fel
low. At length all hope left them, and
they prepared to camp for the night
within the village.
The prisoners were herded into three
huts, where they were heavily guard
ed. Sentries were posted at the barred
pates, and finally the village was wrap
ped In the silence of slumber except
v,r tlio wniling of the native women
for their dead.
The next morning they set out upon
the return march. Their original inten
tion had been to burn the village, but
this idea was abandoned, and the pris
oners were left behind, weeping and
moaning, but with roofs to cover them
and a palisade for refuge from the
beasts of the jungle.
Slowly the expedition retraced its
steps of the preceding day. Ten load
ed hammocks retarded its pace. In
eicht of them lay the more seriously
wounded, while two swung beneath
the weight of the dead.
Clayton and Lieutenant Charpentier
l.rougbt up the rear of the column, the
t'.rni-j,nifin silent in respect for the
other's grief, for D'Arnot and Charpen
tier had been Inseparable since boy
It was quite late when they reached
the cabin by the beach. The dead and
wounded men;. were tenderly placed In
boats and rowed silently - towa rd ' the
' Clayton, exhausted from Lis five
days of laborious marching through
the jungle and from the effects of his
t-rx-o iitt'.e with blacks, turned to
ward the cabin to seek a mouthful of
food and then the comparative ease of
h:s bed of grasses after two nights ia
By the cabin door stood Jano Porter.
"The poor lieutenant?" she asked.
"Did you find no trace of liim?"
TVe were too late, Miss Torter," he
"Tell me what had happened?" she
"I cannot. Miss Tortcr. It is too hor
rible." She thought of what Clayton had
said of the forest man's probable rela
tionship to this tribe.
To him, too. suddenly came the
thought of the forest man. The strange
Jealousy he had felt two days before
swept over him once more.
In sudden brutality that was unlike
him he blurted out:
"When your forest god left you he
was doubtless hurrying to the feast."
He was sorry ere the words were
spoken, though he did not know how
cruelly they had cut the girl. Ills re
gret was for his baseless disloyalty to
one who had saved the lives of every
member of his party nor ever offered
harm to one.
The girl's head went high.
"There could be but one suitable re
ply to your assertion," she said icily,
"and I regret that I am not a man that
I might make It."
She turned quickly and entered the
Clayton was an Englishman, so the
girl had passed quite out of sight be
fore he deduced what reply a man
would have made.
"Upon my word." he said ruefully,
"she called me a liar. And I fancy I
deserved it, I'd better go to bed."
But before he did so ho called gently
to Jane Porter upon the opposite side
of the sailcloth partition, for he wish
ed to ajologize. but he might as well
have addressed tlie sphinx. Then he
wrote upon a piece of paper and shoved
It beneath the partition.
Jane Porter saw the little note and
ignored It, for she was very angry and
hurt and mortified, but she was a wo
man, and so eventually she picked It
up and read It. It said:
My Dear Miss Tortor I had no reason
to Insinuate what I did. sly only excuse
is that my nerves must be unstrung', which
is no excuse at all.
I'leaso try to think that I did not say
it- I am very sorry. I would not have
hurt you abovo all others In the world.
Say that you fortrlve me.
VOL CECIL CLAYTOX.
"lie did think It or he never would
have said it," reasoned the girl. "But
it cannot be true. I know it Is not
One sentence In the letter frightened
her "I would not have hurt you above
all others in the world."
A week ago that sentence would
have filled her with delight. Now it
She wished she had never met Clay
ton. She was sorry that she had ever
seen the forest god no, she was glad
And there was that other note she had
found in the grass before the cabin the
day after her return from the Jungle.
the love noto signed by Tarzan of the
"Who could be this new suitor? If
he were another of the wild denizens
of this terrible forest, what might he
not do to claim her?
"When D'Arnot regained conscious
ness he found himself lying upon a bed
of soft ferns and grasses beneath a
little A shaped shelter of boughs.
At hU feet an opening looked out
upon a greensward, and at a little dis
tance beyond was the dense wall of
Jungle and forest.
He" was very lame and sore and
weak, and as full consciousness re
turned he felt the sharp torture of
many cruel wounds and the dull ach
ing of every bone and muscle in his
bedy as a result of the hideous beating
he liaJ received.
The incessant hum of the jungle,
the rustling of millions of leaves, the
buzz of Insects, the voices of the birds
and monkeys seemed blended into a
strangely soothing pur, as though he
lay apart, far from the myriad life
that surrounded him and whose sounds
came to him only faintly.
At length he fell Into slumber, nor
did he awake again until afternoon.
Looking through the opening at his
feet, he saw the figure of a man squat
ting on his haunches.
The broad, muscular back was turn
ed toward him; but, tanned though it
was, D'Arnot saw that it was the
back of a white man,'. and he thanked
heaven. ' . . -. ' '- '
The Frenchman called faintly. The
man turned and. rising, came toward
the shelter. His face was very hand
some, the handsomest, thought D'Ar
not, that he had ever seen.
Stooping, he crawled into the shelter
beside the wounded officer and placed
a cool hand upon his forehead.
D'Arnot siKjke tohlm in French, but
Copyright, 1912, by th Frank A.
the man only shook his head sadly, it
seemed to the Frenchman. i
Then D'Arnot tried English, but still
tho man shook his head. Italian, Span
ish and German brought similar dis
couragement. After examining D'Arnot's wounds
the man left the shelter and disap
peared. In half an hour he was back
with fruit and a hollow, gourdlike veg
etable filled with water.
D'Arnot drank and ate a little. Sud
denly the man hastened from the shel
ter, only to return a few minutes later
with several pieces of bark and won
der of wonders a lead pencil.
Squatting beside D'Arnot, he wrote
for a minute on the smooth Inner
surface of the bark; then he handed it
to tho Frenchman. D'Arnot read:
I am Tarzan of the apes. Vho are you?
Can you read this language?
D'Arnot eagerly seized the pencil;
then he stopped. This strange man
wrote English. Evidently he was an
"Yes," said D'Arnot, "I read Eng
lish. I speak it also. Now we may
talk. First let me thank you for all
that you have done for ma"
The man only shook his head and
pointed to the pencil and the bark.
"lion DIeu!" cried D'Arnot "If you
are English, why is It then that you
cannot speak English?"
And then In a flash It came to him
the man was a mute, possibly a deaf
S? D'Arnoi wrote a message on the
bark in English:
I am Paul d'Arnot. lieutenant in the
navy of France. I thank you for what
you have done for me. You have eaved
my life, and all that I have Is yours.
May I ask how It Is that ono who writes
English docs not Epeak it?
Tarzan's reply filled D'Arnot with
still greater wonder:
I epeak only the language of my tribe,
the KTeat apes who were Kerchak's, and
a little of the languages of Tantor, the
elephant, and JCuma, the lion, and of the
other folks of the Jungle I understand.
With a human being X have never spoken
except once with Jane Porter, by signs.
Tids Is the first time I have epoken with
another of my kind through written words.
D'Arnot "was mystified. It seemed
Incredible that there lived upon the
earth a full grown man who had never
spoken with a fellow man and still
more preposterous that such a one
could read and write.
He looked again at Tarzan's mes
sage "except once with Jane Por
ter." That was the American girl who
had been carried Into the Jungle by a
A sudden light commenced to dawn
on D'Arnot. This, then, was the "go
rilla." He seized the pencil and wrote:
Where Is Jane Porter?
And Tarzan replied below:
Back with her people in the cabin of
Tarzan of the epes.
She Is not dead, then? Where was she?
What happened to her?
She Is not dead. She was taken by Ter
koz to bo his wife. Tarzan of the apes
took her away from Terkoz and killed
him before he could harm her.
None tn all the Jungle may faco Tarzan
of the apes In battle and live. I am Tar
zan of the apes, mighty fighter.
I am glad she is safe. It pains me to
write. 1 will rest awhile.
And then Tarzan:
Yes, rest. When you are well I shall
take you back to your people.
For many days D'Arnot lay upon his
bed of soft ferns. Tho second day a
fever Lad come, and D'Arnot thought
that It meant infection and he knew
aged until every drop is
rare and mellow. That's
what gives the flavor
Harper Whiskey. For
fifty years that flavor has
been the favorite. It's
velvety richness - never
varies. Your Grandfather
chose Old I. W.
because he . knew 'it was
; the best. .Today you
can find no finer
that he would die.
He called Tarzan and indicated by
signs that he would write, and when
Tarzan had fetched the bark and pen
cil D'Arnot wrote:
Can you go to my people and lead them
here? I will write a message that you
may take to them, and they will follow
Tarzan shook his head and, taking
the bark, wrote:
I thought of that the first day. I dared
not. The great apes come often to this
spot. If they found you here wounded
and alone they would kill you.
D'Arnot turned on his side and
closed his eyes. Die did not wish to
die. but he felt that he was going, for
the fever was mounting higher and
higher. That night he lost conscious
ness. For three days ho was in delirium,
and Tarzan sat beside him and bathed
his head and hands and washed his
On tho fourth day the fever broke as
suddenly as it had come, but It left
D'Arnot a shadow of his former self
and very weak. Tarzan had to lift him
that he might drink from the gourd.
The fever had not been the result of
Infection, as D'Arnot had thought, but
on of those that commonly attack
whites in the jungles of Africa and ei
ther kill or leave them as suddenly as
D'Arnot's had left him.
Two days after they sat beneath the
shade of a great tree, and Tarzan
found some smooth bark that they
What can I do to repay you for all tltftt
you have done for me?
Tarzan wrote in reply:
Teach me to speak the language of
And so D'Arnot commenced at once.
pointing out familiar objects and re
peating their names in French, for he
thought that It would be easier to
teach this man his own language, since
he understood it himself best of all.
It meant nothing to Tarzan, of
course, for be could not tell one lan
guage from another, so when he point
ed to the word "man" which he had
printed upon a piece of bark he learn
ed from D'Arnot that It was pronounc
ed "homme," and in the same way he
was taught to pronounce ape "singe"
and tree "arbre."
Ho was a most eager student and In
two more days had mastered so much
French that he could speak little sen
tences such as "That is a tree," "This
Is grass," "I am hungry," and the
like, but D'Arnot found that it was
difficult o teach him the French con
struction upon a foundation of Eng
(To Be Continued.)"
Must Be Given Control of St. J.
and G. I. Road.
Lincoln. May 28. Control of the af
fairs of the St. Joseph and Grand Isl
and Railroad company must be given
to the minority stockholders of that
company by the Union Pacific com
pany within the next sixty days or a
receiver will be appointed by the fed
This was the gist of a memorandum
opinion given by Judge Thomas C.
Munger of the United States district
court of Nebraska, in which he grants
the injunction sought by the Grand
Island minority stockholders. The
ODinion involves a settlement of the
lontr-nendins: litigation between the
ndnority stockholders of the road and
the Union Pacific, the majority stock
holder. The petitioners alleged the ar
fairs of the line were being regulated
for the benefit and advantage of the
Union Pacific. They asked for an in
unction restraining further activities
until a complete accounting could be
had. They also asked that a receiver
be appointed for the St. Joseph and
Grand Island road.
The action was started two years
ago in the district court of Clay coun
ty. Nebraska, and was later trans
f erred to the federal court, Samuel
Untermyer making the initial argu
ment for the minority stockholders.
Judee Hunger holds that the road s
affairs under the present operation are
beintr manaeed in violation of the
Sherman anti-trust act, and that own
ershiD and control of the St. Joseph
and Grand Island by the Union Pacific
impairs the usefulness of the smaller
rirowns Self in Big Horn River.
n'.n Wvn Mav 28. A. C. Dent of
the Dent Sheep company, Owl Creek,
itArl cniPiflP ar liit uuu uy warn-
into tne nig norn ui
himself. No cause is known.
Ravenna Votes Sewer Bonds.
t.-.. xri, Mav 28. Bv a ma-
jltit criiiia, -"
jority of sixty-one votes Ravenna de
cided to issue bonus ior me yuiyusc
of buuatng a sewer
State of Ohio. CitT of Toleiio. X.nras Contity. .
Frank J. ('henry ninkcs oath that h 1 aenlur
partner of the firm of F. J. 'hfiu-y & C.. do
ing Imsin. iH in the City oi -loii-uo, county ana
State f unsaid and that aiU firm will iiaj
the aum . of iOXB 1I17X1KEI DOLX.AHS for
each' anil erory case it Catarrhthat raiiuut.be
cured by the use of -Hall -ca larr w cure,
' i FBAXET J. CnfcAEY.-
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presence, this CU Uay of Uecciuhi r, A. v., litsd.
Seal. A. W. CLEASON.
Hall's Otarrh. Cu"e Is taken Internally and
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F. J. CHENEY & CO., Toledo, 0.
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Take Hall'a Family Fills for coaaUptUea.
Alex Skiles was in Murifoek on
G. R. Jordan was in Lincoln on
Miss Emily Strong was trading
n Lincoln Tuesday.
John Murtey was doing busi
ness in Lincoln Thursday.
Charles Goaberg was at Lin
coln on business Saturday.
Rev. Fret! Snocker of Lincoln
visited friends here Friday.
Sam Cashner was transacting
business in Omaha iuesuay.
Clark & Son shipped six crates
of poultry to Omaha Tuesday.
Kd Policy of Seward, Neb., look
dinner with J. A. Shaffer Monday.
Alex Skiles was visiting his
brother, fieorge, al Murdock last
William Timblin, wife and
children were Lincoln visitors
Mr. and Mrs. Kirkpatrick were
apital city visitors in Lincoln
Rev. A. P. Musseltnan and wife
were in Lincoln on business last
Will Sutton and Cliff Appleman
were, in J-.agle lliursuav evening
Mrs. J. II. Stroemer and daujih
er, Miss Marie, were shopping in
.incoln last Saturday.
S. C. Bnyles and wife autood to
avid City Saturday to visit Mrs.
Joyles' brother, Charles Skiles.
J. A. Shaffer was a passenger
n No. S(i for South Bend Tues-
Jay, returning Wednesday niorn-
Clarence and Harry Lineh f
.incoln autoed down Tuesday afl-
'rnoon, transacting itusmess
Mr. ami Mrs. Roy King and
laughter of Lincoln were visitors
with Herbert Moore and family
Miss Alta Linc h and bred her,
Verl, spent. Saturday and Sunday
with their parents, Mr. and Mrs.
The Misses Belle and Edith
Foreman and dladys Appleman
came in aiunlay from school
dut ies at Lincoln.
Dr. I. I. Jones, wife and little
laughter, Mary Edna, autoed
ver from Murdock Monday on
Harry Viekers ami Miss Anna
Daniels of Omaha, visited Satur-
lay and Sunday with his uncle,
Thomas Stout and family.
Albert Foreman and his little
sister, Aurel, left Monday for a
week s visit in ewaru county
with their brother, Oris and fam
Alex Skiles and Jake Shaffer
want to know when Col. Hates is
coming to Alvo? Please answer.
(Not many days will elapse when
you will see our old ball pale
coming into Alvo, in such a man
ner as will make Jake Shaffer and
Alex Skiles understand that we
are still on this mundan sphere.
Watchful waiting will tell the
tale. Col. Bates.
Died Mrs. Fred Royal Pain, at
Lincoln, Neb., May 20, i'Jii. of
pneumonia, aged 22 years and 13
days. Mrs. Pain, who was 'for
merly Miss Ethel Alma Stewart,
was born in- Eagle, Cass county,
Nebraska, May 7, 1892, and grew
to womanhood in this vicinity.
where her quiet, sincere life will
not be forgotten. She united
with the Alvo M. E. church Aug
ust 20, 1900, during Rev. White's
ministry. She was married July
3, 1911, to Fred P. Pain at Lin
coln, where they have since made
their home, one Utile son, now
2 years of age was born to them
The remains were brought to
Alvo May 22, 1915, where llo
funeral was held in the M. E
church and conducted bv the Rev.
Farwell, interment taking place
in the Elmwood cemetery, where
other relatives are buried. The
relatives, Mr. Pain, her husband
and little son, Clarence, R. W
Stewart, her uncle, the Misses
Clara and Ethel Stewart, Roy
Stewart, Lee Stewart, Miss Pain
and Mrs. Fannie Trenton have the
sympathy of this connniunity in
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