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THURSDAY, JUNE 4, 1914.
PLATTSKIOUTH SEMI-WEEKLY JOURNAL.
The Outpost of the World.
WITII the report of his pun
D'Arnot saw the door fly
open and the fijrtire of a
man pitch headlong within
on to tho cabin floor. It was Tarznn.
With a cry of anguish D'Arnot sprang
to the npe man's side and., kneeling,
lifted the black head In his anus, call
ing Tarzan's name aloud.
There was no response, and then
D'Arnot rlaced his ear above the
man's heart. To his Joy ho heard its
steady beating beneath.
The bullet had struck a glancing
blow tJjon the skull. There was an
usly flesh wound, but no signs of a
fracture of the skull beneath.
D'Arnot breathed a sien of relief
and went about bathing the blood from
Soon the cool water revived him, and
presently he opened his eyes to look
in questioning surprise at D'Arnot.
The latter had bound the wound
with pieces of cloth, and as he saw
that Tarzan had regained conscious
ness he rose and, going to the table,
wrote a message, which he handed to
the ape man. explaining the terrible
mistake he had made and how thank
ful he was that the wound was not
more serious. Then he handed Tarzan
the two messages that had been left
Tarzan read the first one through
with a look of sorrow on his face. The
second one he turned over and over,
searching for an opening. lie had nev
er seen a sealed envelope before. At
length he handed it to D'Arnot- The
latter opened It and handed the letter
back to Tarzan.
Sitting on a camp stool, the npe man 1
spread the written sheet before him !
To Tarzan cf the Ar.es:
Before I leave lot lit ad J my thanks to
those of Mr. Clayton for the kindness you
have shown In permitting us the use of
That you never came to make friends
with us has been a gTeat regret to us.
We ehouM have liked so much to see and
thnnk our host.
There Is another I shouM lke to thank
also, but he did not come bock, though I
cannot bc-Jieve that he is dead.
I do not knotv Lis name. He Is the great
white plant who wore the diamond locket
uron his Ir-renst.
If you know him and can Epeak his lan
guage carry my thanks to him and tell
Mm that I waited seven Cays for him to
Tell him a!so that in my home in Amer
ica. In the city of Baltimore, there will
always be a welcome for him If he cares
I found a note you wrote me lyir.g
among the leaves beneath a tree near the
cabin. I do not know how you learned
to love rne who have never Fpoken to me,
and I am very sorry If it is true, for I
have already given my heart to another.
Hut I know that I am always your
friend. JAXE POUTER.
Tnrz.m sat with gaze upon the floor
for nearly .un hour. It was evident to
him from the notes that they did not
know that he and Tarzan ot the upes
were one and the saiue.
"I have given my heart to another,"
he repeated over and over again to
For a week they did little but rest
Meanwhile D'Arnot coached Tarzan in
French. At the end of that time the
two men could converse quite easily.
One night as they were sitting with
in the cabin beforo retiring Tarzan
turned to D'Arnot.
"Where is America?" he said.
D'Arnot pointed toward the north-west-
"Many thousands of miles across the
ocean," he replied. "Why?"
"I am going there."
D'Arnot shook his bead.
"It is impossible, my friend." he said.
Tarzan thought for a long time.
"Do any white men live in Africa?"
"We shall go there tomorrow," an
Again D'Arnot smiled and 6hook
"It is too far. We should die long
before we reached them."
"Do you wish to stay here, then, for
ever?" asked Tarzan.
"No." said D'Arnot.
"Then we shall start tomorrow. I do
not like it here longer. I should rather
die than remain here."
"Well," answered D'Arnot with a
shrug. "I do not know, my friend, but
that I also would rather die than re
main here- If you go I shall go, with
T'lt is settled then," said Tarzan- "I
shall start for America tomorrow."
"How will you get to America vith
out money?" asked D'Arnot.'
"What is money?' inquired Tarzan.
It took a long time to make Lira un
derstand. "How do men get money?" he asked
For Days They Traveled.
"They work for it."
"Very well. 1 will work for it"
"Xo. my friend." returned D'Arnot.
"you need not worry about money,
nor need you work for it. I have
enough for two. enough for twenty,
much more than is good for one man,
and you shall have all you need if
ever we reach civilization."
So on the following day they start
ed north along the shore. Each man
carried a carbine and ammunition, be
siJes bedding and some food and cook
The latter seemed to Tarzan a most
useless encumbrance, so he threw his
"Hut you must learn to eat cooked
food, my friend." remonstrated D'Ar
not. "No civilized men eat raw flesh."
"There will be time enough when
I reach civilization." said Tarzan. "I
do not like the thlugs. and tbey only
sioll the taste of good meat."
For days they traveled north, some
times finding food in plenty and again
going hungry for days.
They saw no signs of natives, nor
were they molested by wild beasts.
Their journey was a miracle of ease.
Tarzan asked questions and learned
rapidiy. D'Arnot taught him many of
the refinements of civilization, even to
the use of knife and fork, but some
times Tarzan would drop them in dis
gust and grasp his food In his strong
brown hands, tearing it with his mo
lars like a wild beast.
Then D'Arnot would expostulate
with him. saying:
"You must not eat like a brute, Tar
zan. while I am trying to make a gen
tleman of you."
On the journey he told D'Arnot about
the great chest he had seen the sailors
bury and how he had dug it up and
carried it to the gathering place of the
apes and buried it there.
"It must be the treasure chest of
Professor Porter." said D'Arnot. "It
is too bad, but, of course, you did not
Then Tarzan recalled the letter writ
ten by Jane Porter to her friend, the
one he had stolen when they first came
to his cabin, and now he knew what
was in the chest and what it meant to
"Tomorrow we shall go back after
it." he announced to D'Arnot. "You
may go on toward civilization, and I
will return for the treasure. I can go
very much faster alone."
"I have a better plan, Tarzan," ex
claimed D'Arnot. "We shall go on to
gether to the nearest settlement, and
there we will charter a boat and a!l
back down the coast for the treasure.
That will be safer and auicker and
itlso not require us to be separated.
What (io you think of that plan?"
"Very well," said Tarzan. "The
treasure will be there whenever we go
for it. and while I could fetch it now
and catch up with you in a moon or
two I shall feel safer for you to know
that you are not alone on the trail."
In one of his talks with D'Arnot Tar
zan mentioned Kala, libs ape "mother."
"Then j ou' knew your mother,' Tar
zan?" asked D'Arnot, in surprise.-
"Yes. She was a great, fine ape,
larger than I and weighing twice as
"And you also knew your father?"
"I did not know him. Kala told me
he was a white ape and hairless like
mvself. I know now that he must
Copyright, 1912, by th Frank Am
have been a white man.
D'Arnot looked long and earnestly
at his companion.
"Tarzan," he said at length, "it is
impossible that the ape, Kala. was
your mother. You are pure man and.
I should say, the offspring of highly
bred and intelligent parents. Have you
not the slightest clew to your past?"
"Not the slightest," replied Tarzan.
"No writing in the cabin that might
have told something of the lives of its
"I have read everything that was
in the cabin with the exception of one
book, which I know now to bo written
in a language other than English. Pos
sibly you can read it."
Tarzan fished the little black diary
from the bottom of his quiver and
handed it to his companion.
D'Arnot glanced at the title page.
"It is the diary of John Clayton.
Lord Greystoke, an English nobleman,
and it is written in French," he said.
D'Arnot read it aloud. Occasionally
hfs voice broke, and he was forced to
stop reading for the hopelessness that
spoke between the lines.
Often lie glanced at Tarzan, but the
ape man sat upon his haunches like a
carven Image, his eyes fixed upon the
Only when tho little babo was men
tioned did the tone of the diary alter
from the habitual note of despair
which had crept into it by degrees
after the first two mouths npon the
Then the passaces were tintrol with
a subdued happiness that was even
sadder than the rest.
One entry showed an almost hopeful
Today our little boy is six months old.
ITe has grabbed my pen In his chubby
fist and with his Ink twgrlmt-d little An
gers has placed the seal of his tiny fin
ger print3 upon tho page.
Upon the margin of the page were
the partially blurred imprints of four
wee fingers and the outer half of the
When D'Arnot had finished the diary
the two men sat in silence for some
"Well, Tarzan of the ares, what
think your asked D'Arnot. "Does n t
this little book clear up the mystery of
your parentage? You are Lord Grey
stoke." Tarzan shook his head.
"The book speaks of but one child,"
he replied. "Its skeleton lay In the
crib, where it died crying for nourish
ment, from the first time I entered the
cabin until Professor Toiler's party
buried it. with its father and mother,
beside the cabin."
A week later the two men came sud
denly uion a clearing In the forest.
In the distance were several build
ings surrounded by a strong palisade.
Between them and the inclosure
stretched a cultivated field In which a
number of negroes were working.
Tarzan started straight across the
field, his head high held and tho trop
ical sun beating upon his smooth,
I.ehind hlui came D'Arnot, clothed in
some garments which had been dis
carded at the cabin by Clayton when
the officers of the French cruiser had
fitted him out in more presentable
Presently one of the blacks looked
up and, beholding Tarzan striding to
ward him, turned, shrieking, and made
for the palisade.
In an instant tho air was filled with
cries of terror from the fleeing garden
ers, but before any had reached the
palisade a white man emerged from
the inclosure, ritle in hand, to discover
the cause of the commotion.
D'Arnot cried loudly to hlra:
"Do not fire! We are friends!"
"Halt, then!" was the reply.
"Stop, Tarzan!" cried D'Arnot, halt
ing the ape man in his tracks.
"He thinks we are enemies."
Tarzan dropped Into a walk, and
together he and D'Arnot advanced to
ward the white man by the gate.
The latter eyed them in puzzled be
wilderment. "What manner of men are you?" he
asked in French.
"White men," replied D'Arnot. "We
iave been lost In the jungle for a
"I am Father Constantin of the
French mission here," said the other.
"I am glad to welcome you."
."This is . M. j Tarzan, . Father . Con
stantlu," t replied ; D'Arnot. indicating
the ape man, and as the priest extend
ed his hand to Tarzan D'Arnot added,
"And I am Paul d'Arnot of the French
Father Constantin took the band
which Tarzan extended In imitation of
the priest's act, while the latter took
in the superb physique and handsome
fav in one quick, keen glance.
Thus came Tarzan of theapes to the
first outpost of civilization.
For a week they remained there, and
the ape man, keenly observant, learn
ed much of the ways of men. while
black women sewed upon white duck
garments for himself and D'Arnot that
they might continue their journey
Another month brought them to a
little group of buildings at the mouth
of a wide river, and there Tarzan saw
many boats and was filled with the
old timidity by the sight of many men.
Gradually he became accustomed to
the strange noises and the odd ways of
civilization, so that presently none
might know that two short months
before this handsome Frenchman in
Immaculate white ducks, who laughed
and chatted with tho gayest of them,
had been swinging naked through
primeval forests to pounce upon some
unwary victim, which, raw, was to
appease his savage appetite.
The knife and fork, so contemptu
ously flung aside a month before, Tar
ean now manipulated as exquisitely as
did tho polished D'Arnot.
So apt a pupil had he been that the
young Frenchman had lalored assidu
ously to make of Tarzan a polished
gentleman in so far as nicety of man
ners and speech was concerned.
"Heaven made you a gentleman at
heart, my friend," D'Arnot had said,
"but we want its work to show upon
the exterior also."
As soon as they had reached the lit
tle port D'Arnot had cabled his gov
ernment of his safety and requested
a three months leave, which had been
He also cabled his bankers for
funds, and the enforced wait of a
month, under which both chafed, was
due to their Inability to charter a ves
sel for the return to Tarzan's jungle
after the treasure. At last, however,
D'Arnot succeeded in chartering an an
cient tub for the coastwise trip to Tar
zan's landlocked harbor.
It was a happy morning for them
both when the little vessel weighed an
chor and made for the open sea..
The trip to the beach was unevent
ful, and the morning after they drop
ped anchor before the cabin Tarzan.
garbed once more in his Jungle regalia
and carrying a spade, set out alone for
the amphitheater of the apes where
lay the treasure.
Late the next day ho returned, far
ing the great chest upon his shoulders,
and at sunrise the little vessel was
worked through the harbor's mouth
and took up her northward journey.
Three weeks later Tarzan and D'Ar
not werejiassencers on ltoard n French
steamer bound for Lyons, and after a
few days in that city D'Arnot took
Tarzan to Paris.
The npe man was anxious to proceed
to America, but D'Arnot insisted that
ho must accompany him to Paris first,
nor would he divulge the nature of the
urgent necessity upon which he based
(To Be Continued.)"
Mrs. John dreamer of Wabash,
Xeb., came up l Ibis city last
evening for a isit with Miss Julia
Allorney William DelesDernier
of KImwood came over last even
ing io look after the interests of
John Stokes in justice court.
Mont ltohh departed tins after
noon for Omaha, where he was
ailed lo spend a few hours look
ing after some business matters
in that city.
Attorney C. S. Aldrich of Klm-
w 1 came in this morning to
p'nd a few hours here looking
after some business matters at
the court house.
Philip and Henry Decker were
tassengers this morning for
Omaha, where they were called to
link after some business matters
ror a few hours.
Mrs. W. A. Seeker and Mrs. W.
Wehrbein were passengers
Ibis inorninir for Omaha, where
they will visit for a few hours
with friends at the hospital.
(Men Uoedeker, cashier of tho
Murray State bank, was in the
itv todav for a few hours looking
after some trading with the mer-
(leorge P. Horn came in this
morning from his home near
ledar Creek and was a passenger
nr Omaha to visit with Henry
urn at the hospital.
Frank Dacek and son, I.udwig,
were passengers this morning on
o. (' for Pacilic Junction, Iowa,
here they are engaged in some
work there in erecting a resi
John S. Hall returned this
morning from Norfolk, Nebraska,
here he has been looking after
his trade in that section. Mrs.
Hall met him in Omaha and re
turned home with him.
Mrs. C. A. Troop and little
randdaughter, Kathleen, were
among the passengers this niorn-
g'.for Omaha, ! where -they? w-ill
it for the. day ' looking after
some matters of business.
I.eo Allison of near Murray was
.the citv vesterday for a few-
hours looking after some trading
here, having driven up from his
farm home for that purpose.
Leonard Born and Rev. J. II.
Steger departed this morning for
Western, Neb., where they go to
attend the annual conference of
the Lutheran churches of the
Dan O'Brien of. New York City,
who is here visiting at the Wil
liam Morley home for a lime, was
a passenger this morning for
Omaha, where he will visit for
R. M. Shlaes returned this aft
ernoon frWni Orand Island, where
he had been the past few days
Mrs. Shlaes and babe, who have
been visiting in Omaha for the
past few days, returned home
with Mr. Shlaes.
L. D. Hialt of Murray came up
last evening from his home and
visited here over night, with rela
lives and friends, and was a pas
senger Ibis morning for Omaha
where he was called to look after
some matters of business.
Mrs. Henry Horn departed this
morning for Omaha, where sin
will spend the day with her hus
band at Immanuel hospital, when
he is taking treatment. Mr.
Horn, a few months ago, was
operated cm for an nbcess in bis
side, and it has been found neces
sary to have him take further
treatment for the trouble.
Mrs. II. V. McDonald and
daughter, and Mrs. 11. A. Tool, of
Murdoek, are here making a short
visit at the home of Mrs. F. It.
Outhman and family and taking a
forewell willi Mr. and Mrs. H. II.
Xeilzel, who expect to leave Mon
day for their home at Boise,
Idaho. Mr. and Mrs. Neifzel were
obi friends and neighbors of the
ladies at Murdoek.
from Tuesday's Dally.
Lee J. MaylielJ of the Louis
ville Courier was in the city to
day for a few hours looking alter
some matters at the court house.
Mis.s Carrie (Ireenwald spent
Decoration day and Sunday with
relatives and friends at Falls City,
returning home last evening.
Mrs. Henry Ofte departed this-
afternoon for Oakland, Neb-
where she will make a short
visit with relatives and friends in
J. It. Jones departed this morn
ing for .Murray, where lie was
called to look after some work in
that locality for a few days.
C. H. Jordan, county commis
sioner from the Third district,
came in last evening to be pres
ent at the meeting of the county
Sheriff C. D. (juinlon departed
this morning for Ashland, where
he was called to attend to some
matters of business for a few
hours in that locality for the
James Slander, one of the lead
ing citizens of Louisille, came
down this afternoon from his
home to spend a few hours here
looking after some matters of
Mrs. A. T. Tomsen and sister,
Mrs. Simmons, were passengers
this afternoon on the Burlington
for. Omaha, where they will visit
for a week or ten days with rela
tives and friends.
Oeorge Snyder departed this
morning for Omaha, accompany
ing C. II. Vallery to that city,
where they will spend the day
taking in the sights and incident
ly visit the stock market at South
L. B. Appleman of Alvo, as
sessor of Greenwood precinct,
was in the city yesterday for a
few hours, coming in to make his
returns to the county assessor,
tiaving finished up his work in
Charles Lover and Miss Lola
Fcrrey departed this afternoon
for Omaha, where they will be
married this afternoon. Miss
Ferry has been employed at the
Masonic Home for some time
past. They will reside in Omaha.
August Panska and August
Krecklow, two leading farmers of
the vicinity of Louisville came in
this morning from their homes
and spent a few hours here look
ing after business matters. While
here Mr. Panska enrolled his
name for the Weekly Journal for
tin- ensuing year.
Mrs. Luke Wiles was a pas
senger this morning on the early
Burlington train for Omaha,
where she ,goes to visit for the
day with friends.
S. H. Shoemaker was among
the passengers this morning for
Omaha, where he was called to
secure some repairs to machinery
which was injured in the Wehr
bein lire a short time ago.
Mrs. Joe Kahoutek and little
child of Denver are in the city for
avshort i lime visiting., w it h , her
parents and "numerous VfrivTids.
Last evening she was a passenger
for Malvern, Iowa, where she will
visit her brother, Frank for a
R. M. Shlaes departed ye.-terday
afternoon for (Jrand Island, where
he will attend the state coin en-
Facts, and not claims, back up the
Detroiter. The big fact the one that
means everything to you in your search
into automobile values is this: A
record covering the twelve months from
January, 1913, to January, 1014, and
embracing every car in operation (not a
chosen few) shows that The Thousands
of Deiroiters now in use average only
3.81 per yca7- for repair parts.
T. H. PoUockAutoCo.'r1'
Plattsmouth Phone No. 1.
lion of the moving picture show
owners and managers and a-si-t
in the discussion of matters of
interest to the craft.
From WedneFdiiy's raily.
Henry R. Gering ciie down
this noon over the Missouri Pa
cilic to spend a few hours here
Mrs. A. M. Arries returned this
afternoon from Trenionl, where
she has been for a few days visit
ing with friends.
Sheriff C. D. Juinton departed
this morning for KImwood, where
he was called to look after some
business for the county.
Mrs. Sam Dean departed this
afternoon for La Platte to visit
her mother, Mrs. (Jeorge Wall.
who has been quite sick.
(Men Rhoden of the vicinity of
Murray was in the city yesterday
afternoon attending to some trad
ing with the merchants for a few-
Mr. and Mrs. J. W. Keil and lit
tle son, of the vicinity of Cedar
Creek, were visitors in this city
yesterday and were pleasant call
ers at this ofiice.
W. C. (laniel, wife and little
daughter departed this morning
for Bloomlield, Neb., after a short
visit in this city with friends, go
ing on the early Burlington train.
Mrs. John Seagraves and
daughter, Mrs. E. II. Allison, of
l)es Moines, who are here visit
ing for a short time, were pas
sengers this morning for Omaha.
where ttiev will visit for the day
in that city.
Mrs. Henry Snyder and little
daughter, Dora Harriett, of Fair
field, Iowa, .are visiting the form
er's aunt, Mrs. Dora Moore, and
uncle, (Jeorge Oldham in this city
for a few days.
Oeorge M. Hild of the vicinity
of Mynard was among the pas
sengers this morning- for Omaha,
where he goes to secure some
supplies for .machinery.
William McCarthy of Hamburg,
Iowa, who was here for a short
lime yesterday visiting with hi
son, Tom .McCarthy and family.
departed on No. 2 for his home.
Kdward Rynott came in yesler-
dav for a short visit with rela
tives in this city. Mr. Itynott i
now engaged in traveling in the
east for a large wholesale house.
Fred Heil and sister, Miss
Frances, came in this morning
from their farm home and were
passengers on the early Burling
ton train for Omaha, where they
will visit for the day.
Andrew Schoemann of Louis-,
ville was in the city todav for a
few hours, and while here called
at the Journal ofiice and had his
ub-cription to the Old Reliable
advanced another year.
A. Towner, of Surprise, Neb.,
who has been here for a few days,
departed this afternoon for Mo
dale, Iowa, for a visit. lie was
accompanied by Miss Rachel Liv
ingston, who will visit there with
C. F. Vallery, the road over
seer, and wife, were passengers
this morning for Omaha, where
Mr. Vallery will attend to some
matters of business, and Mrs;
Vallery will spend ' the day with
C. L. . C! raves, editor of the
Union Ledger, came up lat even
ing: from his home and looked af
ter some business matters at the
court house. Mr. Craves is al-o
a candidate for the nomination
A Complete Linej
$850 to $1050;
Omaha Douglas 6292 j
for county judge and will shortly
get in the running'.
Toni Croi-arry f Oiiincy, I
who has been here for ;t short
iit with the . F. Coos family, 1
departed last evening for Ins
Home. lie was accompanied ny
his nephew, Harold Cro- any .
who will iif m (Jiiiin-y for ;i j
month with relatives. I
Hot Weather Tonic and Health
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are sick! Your Stomach, Liver,
Kidneys, and whole system n-eil
a Tonic. A Tonic m d I -;t 1 1 1 1
Builder to drive out tin w;i-lc
matter build you up :u:d renew
your slreiiglli. .olhi!r-r heller
than Fiectric Bittei. S!aM to
day. Mrs. James Imuran. Ilay
nesville. Me.. writes; -"Completely
cured me after -.ever;il
doctors gave me up." oUu and
$1.00, at your Druggist.
AUTO AT DE SOTO
Two Men Killed and Two Others
Tilafr, Net)., Jiaio 4. An nu'omolele
bearing Frank Wallace :uid bis two
sons and Everett llinclinc was s-tnit k
by a northbound passing r train at
Mr. Ilineline and E. Wallace, tv.in-ty-tvvo
years old, were killed, and Mr.
Wallace and Lis ten-yiaroil fori were
badly injured. The car was wrec ked.
Mr. Wallace is a farmer living near
IV Soto and the railroad official;; re
port that they were racing with th"
train, trying to beat it across tho
crossing when they were struck.
JONES ASKS FOR REHEARING
May Be First Man in Nebraska to Die
in Electric Chair.
Lincoln. June 4. Wlethcr Joim
Jones, convicted by the district eoart
of Douglas county of the murder of
Samuel Ixcmc, will be the lirt man
to die in the electric chair in Nebraska
now rests with the supreme court, an
arpeal having been made by Attorm ys
McKenzie and Wright for a. rcheuiiiig
of the case.
Jones was sentenced to death and
an appeal for a new trial denied, lb1
has been in the penitentiary tdnce tin;
sentence and steadfastly contended
that he would not be the first man to
enter the chair, although the day of
execution lias been set for Aug. 4. As
the case cannot be reached until after
the court has adjourned for the sum
mer recess, there is a rood clu'iuc
that the case will bo delayed until
after Sept. 13, when the court aaiu
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