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MONDAY, AUGUST 10, 1914.
PLATTSMOUTH SEMI-WEEKLY JOURNAL.
Copyrisht. 1913, by
Readers of "Tarzan
Apes" there were millions of
them have been awaiting with
eagerness "The Return of Tar
tan." They need no introduc
tion to the ape-man, who was
an English lord by ancestry and
an inhabitant of the treeiops by
fate until the same fate brought
him out and made him a civilized
man after twenty years of life
among the great apes of Africa.
His adventures, as wonderful and
interesting as any set forth in
words, have been the center of
interest in a story that is unique
in its originality.
I'Jow we have "The Return of
Tarzan," as thrilling as its fore
runner. In it are told the fur
ther adventures of the splendid
cpc-m.cn, who at last wins his
way to the side of his true love
after facing countless perils by
land and sea.
Whoever read "Tarzan of the
Apes" needs no invitation to
peruse this story. Others are
warned that after they read this
sequel to "Tarzan of the Apes"
they won't be satisfied until they
have read that story also.
The Fifty Frightful Men.
' L'NDIiEDS of times before had
Tarzan bet-u to this secluded
sixjt. which was so densely
surrounded by thorn bushes
.Hid tnszled vine? and creepers of huge
girth that not even Snbor. the tizer,
i-utilil worm bis sinnous way within,
nor Tur.tor. with his giant strength,
force the barriers which protected the
council chamber of the great apes
from all but the harmless denizens of
the savage jun?le.
Fifty trips Tarzan made before he
had deposited all the insets within the
precincts of the amphitheater. Then
from the hollow of an ancient, ligbt
riiig blasted tree he produced the very
upside with which the had uncovered
tho chest of Fmfessor Archimedes Q.
Forter. which he had once, apelike,
buried in this selfsame spot. With this
be ilu' a long trench, into which he
laid the fortune that his blacks had
carried from the forgotten treasure
vaults of the city of Opar.
That iu'ght be slept within the am
phitheater, an 1 early the next morning
set out to revisit his cabin before re
turning to his YVaziri. Finding things
rs he had left them, he went forth into
the jungle to hunt, intending to bring
bis prey to the cabin where he might
feast in comfort, spending the night
i:pon a comfortable couch.
For Ove miles toward the south he
roamed, toward the banks of a fair
sized river that Cowed into the sea
r.bout six m'les from his cabin. He had
pone inland about half a mile, when
there came suddenly to his trained nos
trils the one scent that sets the whole
savage jungle aquiver Tarzan smelled
The wind was blowing off the ocean,
so Tarzan knew that the authors of
l be scent were west of him. Mixed
with the man scent was the scent of
Nunni. Man and lion! "I had better
hasten." thought the ape-man. for he
baV reegnized the scent of whites.
"Numa may be a-hunting."
When he came through, the trees to
the edge of the jungle be saw a wo
man kneeling in prayer, and before her
stood a wi! 1. primitive looking white
man, bis face buried in bis arms. Be
hind the man a mangy lion was ad
vancing slowly toward this easy prey.
The man's face was averted; the wo
man's bowed in prayer. lie could not
tee the featuies of either.
Already Numa was about to spring.
There was uot a second to spare. Tar
zan could not even unsling bis bow
ami fit an arrow In time to send one of
bis deadly poisoned shafts into the yel
Jjw bidL He was too far away to
roach l!e beast in time with bis knife.
There was but a single hope a lone
alternative. And with the quickness
if ihought the ape-man acted.
A brawny arm flew back for the
briefest fraction of an instant a huge
spear poised above the giant's shoulder
and then the mighty arm shot out.
su-.l swift death tore through the In
tervening leaves, to bury itself in the
beart of the lespiug lion. Without a
sound be rolled over at the very feet of
bis intended victims dead.
For a moment neither the man nor
the woman moved. Then the latter
opened ber eyes to look with wonder
upon the dead beast behind ber companion-
As that beautiful bead went
vn Tar7.anofjtbArgs gave a gasp of
W. C Chapon
structed a rude shelter iu tne urancnes
of a tree. high enough from the ground
to insure safety, from the larger beasts
"Land, Jans!" he almost shouted.
"Thank God, land."
incredulous- astoafshirient. Was- he
mad? It could not be the woman he
loved! But. Indeed, it was none other.
And the woman rose and the man
took her in his arms to kiss ber. and of
a sudden the ape-man saw red through
a bloody mist of murder, and the old
scar upon his forehead burned scarlet
against bis brown bide.
There was a terrible expression upon
his savage face as he fitted a poisoned
shaft to his bow. An ngly light gleam
ed in those gray eyes as he sighted full
at the back of the unsuspecting man
For an instant he glanced alon? the
polished shaft, drawing the bowstring
far back, that the arrow might pierce
through the heart for which it was
But he did not release the fatal mes
senger. Slowly the point of the arrow
drooped, the scar upon the brown fore
head faded, the bowstring relaxed and
Tarzan f the Apes with bowed head
turned sadly into the jungle toward
the village of the WazirL
For several long minutes Jane Forter
and William Cecil Clayton stood silent
ly looking at the dead body of the
brat whose prey they had so narrowly
The girl was tin; first io speak again
after her outbreak of impulsive avowal.
"Who could it have been?" she whis
pered. "God knows!" was the man's only
"If it is a friend, why does be not
show himself '"" continued Jane.
"Wouldn't it le well to call out to him
and at least thank him?"
Mechanically Clayton did her bid
ding, but there was no response.
Jane Forter shuddered. "The mys
terious jnnj-le!" she murmured. "The
terrible jungle! It renders even the
manifestations of friendship terrify
ing." "We had brst return to the shelter."
said Clayton. "You will be at least a
little safer there. I am no protection
whatever." be added bitterly.
"Do not say that. William." she has
tened to urge, acutely sorry for the
wound ber words had caused. "You
have done the best you could. You
have leeii noble and self sacrificing
and brave. It is no fault of yours that
you are riot a superman. There is only
one other man I have ever known who
could have done more than you. My
words were 111 chosen in the excite
ment of the reaction. I do not wish to
wound you. All that I wish ia that we
may both understand once and for all
that I can never marry you that such
a marriage would be wicked."
"I think I understand." he replied
"Let us not speak of it again at least
until we are back in civilization."
The next day Tbnran was wors.
Almost constantly he was In a state of
delirium. Tbey could do nothing to re
lieve him. nor was Clayton overanx
ious to attempt anything. On the girl's
account be feared the IJussian in the
bottom of his heart he hoped the man
would die. The thought that some
thing might befall him that would
leave her entirely at the mercy of this
beast caused him greater anxiety than
the probability that almost certain
death awaited her should she be left
entirely alone upon the outskirts of the
The Englishman had extracted the
heavy spear from the bodyof the l'onj
so" tha PuTTenTi e"wel7f 1 ui o the forest to
hunt that morning he had a feeling of
much greater security than at any time
since they had been cast upon the sav
age shore. The result was that be pen
etrated farther from the shelter than
To escape ns far as possible from the
mad ravines of the fever stricken Rus
sian, Jane Forter bad descended from
A Paw Covered Her Mouth to Stifle
the shelter to the foot of the tree she
dared not venture farther. Here, be
side the crude ladder Clayton had con
structed for her, she sat looking oct to
sea iu the always surviving hope that
a vessel might be sighted.
Iler back was toward the Jungle, and
so she did not see the grasses part or
the savage face that peered from be
tween. Little, bloodshot, close set eyes
scanned hor intently, roving from time
to time about the open beach for Indi
cations of the presence of others.
Frescntly another bead appeared and
then another and another. The man In
the shelter commenced to rave agnln,
and the bends disappeared ns silently
and as suddenly as they had come.
Cut soon they were thrust forth once
more as the girl gave no sign of per
turbation at the continued vrallmg of
the man above.
One by one grotesque forms emerged
from the Jungle to creep stealthily
upon the unsuspecting woman. A faint
rustling of the grasses attracted her at
tention. She turned and at the sight
that confronted her staggered to her
feet, with a little shriek of fear. Then
they closed upon her with a rush. Lift
ing her bodily In his long, gorllla-like
arms, one of the creatures turned and
bore ber into the Jungle. A filthy paw
covered her mouth to stlCe her screams.
Added to the weeks of torture she had
already undergone the shock was more
than she could withstand. Shattered
nerves collapsed, and she lost con
sciousness. When she regained her senses she
found herself in the thick of the prime
val forest. It was nfeht. A huge fire
burned brightly in the little clearing in
which she lay. About It squatted fifty
frightful men. Their heads and faces
were covered with matted hair. Their
long arms rested upon the bent knees
of their short, crooked less. They were
gnawing like beasts upon unclean fo6d.
A pot boiled upon the edge cf the fire,
and out of it ore of the creatures
would occasionally drag a hunk of
meat with a sharpened stick.
When they discovered that their cap
tive Imd regained consciousness a piece
of this repulsive stew was tossed to
her from the foul band of a nearby
feaster. It rolled close to ber side, but
she only closed ber eyes as a qualm of
nausea surged through her.
For many days they traveled through
the dense forest The girl, footsore
and exhausted, was half dragged, half
pushed through the long, hot, tedious
days. Occasionally, when she would
stumble and fall, she was cuffed and
kicked by the nearest of the frightful
men. Long before they reached their
journey's end her shoes had been dis
cardedthe soles entirely gone. Her
clothes were torn to mere shreds and
tatters, and through the pitiful rags
Ler once white and tender skin showed
raw and bleeding from contact with the
thousand pitiless thorns and brambles
through which she had been dragged.
The last two days of the journey
found her In such utter exhaustion that
no amount of kicking and abuse could
force her to her poor, bleeding feet
Outraged nature had reached the limit
of endurance, and the girl wa3 physi
cally powerless to raise herself even to
her knees. t
As the beasts surrounded her, chat
tering threateningly the "while they
goaded her with their cudgels and beat
and kicked her with their fists and
feet, she lay with closed eyes praying
for the merciful death that she knew
alone could give ber surcease from suf
fering. But it did uot come, and pres
ently the fifty frightful men realized
that their victim was no longer able to
walk, and so they picked her up and
carried her the balance of the journey.
Late one afternoon she saw the ruin
ed walls of a mighty city looming be
fore them, but so weak and sick was
she that it Inspired not the faintest
shadow of interest Wherever they
were bearing ber there could be but
one end to her captivity among these
fierce half brutes.
At last the; passed throoh two great
K. V YJ.H
walls and came to the ruinedTcity'
within. Ibto a. crumbling pile Uiej box
her. and here shewaisurrounJed by
hundreds more of the same creatures
that had brought her, but among them
were female who looked leu horflbi.
At sight of them the first faint hop
that she had entertained came to miti
gate br misery. But It was short
lived, for the women offered her no
sympathy, though, on the other hand,
neither did they abate ber.
After ehe had been inspected to th
entire satisfaction of the Inmates of
the building, she was borne to a dark
chamber In the vaults beneath and
here upon the bare floor she was left
with a metal bowl of water and anoth
er of food.
For a week she saw only some of the
women, whose duty It was to bring her
food and water. Slo-wly her strength
was returning soon she would be In
fit condition to offer as a sacrifice to
the Camlng god. FoTtunftte indeed It
was that she could not know the fate
for which she was destined.
As Taxsan of the Apes moved slowly
through the Jungle after casting the
qear that saved Clayton and Jane
Fnrter from the savnga fangs of Kama,
his mind was filled with all the Borrow
that lelongs to a freshly opened heart
lie was glad that he had stayed his
hand In time to prevent the consumma
tion of the thing that In the first mad
wave of jealous wTSth he had contem
plated. Only the fraction of a second
had stood between Clayton and death
at the hands of the ape-man. In the
short moment that had elapsed after
he had recognized the girl and her
companion and the relaxing of the
taut muscles that held the poisoned
shaft directed at the Englishman's
heart Tarzan had been swayed by the
swift and savage Impulses of brute life.
ITe had seen the woman be craved
his woman his mote in the arms of
another. There had been but one course
open to him, according to the fierce
jungle code that guided him in this
other existence, but just before It had
become too late the softer sentiment
of his inherent chivalry had risen
above the flaming fires of his passion
and saved him. A thonsand times he
gave thanks that they Lad triumphed
before his fingers had released that
As he contemplated his return to the
Wnzlri the idea became repugnant lie
did not wish to see n human being
again. At least he "mould range alone
through, the Jnngle for a time, until the
sharp edge of his sorrow had become
blunted. Like his fellow beasts he
preferred to suffer In silence and alone.
That night he slept again in the am
phitheater of the apes, and for several
days he hunted from there, returning
at night On the afternoon of the third
day he returned early. He had lain
Itretched upon the soft grnss of the
circular clearing for but a few mo
ments when he heard far to the south
a familiar sound. It was the passing
of a band of great apes through the
Jungle. He could ret mistake It For
several minutes he lay listening. They
were coming in the direction of the
Tarzan arose lazily and stretched
himself. His keen ears followed every
movement of the advancing tribe.
They were upwind, and presently he
caught their scent though he had not
needed this added evidence to assure
him that ho was right
As they entered the cleared space
Tarzan of the Apes melted Into the
branches upon the other side of the
arena. There he waited to Inspect the
newcomers. Nor had he long to wait.
Fresently a fierce, hairy face appear
ed among the lower branches opposite
him. The cruel, little eyes toot in the
clearing at a glance: then there was a
chnttered report returned to these be
hind. Tarzan could hear the words.
The scout was telling the other mem
bers of the tribe that the coast was
clear and that they might enter the
amphitheater in safety.
First the leader dropped lightly upon
the soft carpet of the grassy floor, and
then, one by one, nearly a hundred an
thropoids followed him. There were
the huge adults and several young. A
few nursing babe? citing close to the
snappy necks of their savage mothers.
Tarzan recognized many members of
the tribe. It was the same into which
he had come as a tiny babe. Many of
the adults had been little apes during
bis boyhood. He had frolicked and
played about this very jungle with
them during their brief childhood. lie
wondered if they would remember him
the memory of the ape is not overlocg.
and two years is an eternity to them.
From the talk which he overheard he
learned that tbey had come to choose
a new king their late chief had fallen
a hundred feet beneath a broken limb
to an untimely end.
Tarzan walked to the end of an over
hanging limb in plain view of them.
The quick eyes of a female caught
sight of him first With a barking gut
teral she called the attention of the
others. Several huge bulls stood erect
to get a better view of the intruder.
With bared fangs and bristling necks
they advanced slowly toward him with
deep throated, ominous growls.
"Karnath, I am Tarzan of the Apes,"
said the ape-man in the vernacular of
the tribe. "You remember me. To
gether we teased Numa when we were
still little apes, throwing sticks and
nuts at him from the safety of high
The brute he had addressed stopped
with a look of half comprehending, dull
wonderment upon his savage face.
"And Magor continued Tarzan. ad
dressing another, "do you cot recall
your former king he who slew the
mighty Kerchak? Look at me! Am I
not the same Tarzan mighty hunter.
Invincible fighter that you ail knew
for many seasons?"
The aies"aircrowded forward now,
but more in curiosity thnn threatening.
They muttered among themBelres for
a few moments.
"What do yon want among us now?"
"Only peace." answered the ape-man.
Again the apes conferred. At length
Karnath spoke again.
"Come in peace, then, Tarsn of the
Apes." be said.
And so Tarzan of the Apes dropped
lightly to the turf into the midst of the
fierce and hideous horde he had com
pleted the cycle of evolution and bad
returned to be once again a brute
(To Be Continued.)
One That Should Be Heeded by
Frequently the first sitrn f kid
ney trouble is a flight ache or
pain in the loins. Neglect of this
warning1 makes the way easy for
more serious trouble drnpey,
prravel, Bright's disease. 'Tis well
to pay attention to the first sign.
Weak kidneys generally grow
weaker and delay is often danger
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place reliance in Ioan's Kidney
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30 years is recommended all
over the civilized world. Read the
Mrs. Adam Kurtz, Plallsmouth.
says: "I was suffering intensely
from my kidneys and hack, and I
couldn't stoop or stand erect. I
had a dull, nageing pain through
my hack that robbed me of all
energy. My i?ht became affected
and dark spots appeared before
my eyes. I got Doan's Kidney
PHls from Bering & Co.'s Irug
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lieved me. inee then, I have
recommended this remedy to a
number of my friends."'
Price 50c, at all dealers. Don't
simply ask for a kidney remedy
get Doan's Kidney Pills I he
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FOR SALE FINE CASS COUNTY
FARM 1, Vz MILE OF
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did soil, fine improvements, house,
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small fruit, springs and runninsr
water, 1,000 rods of hog-tight
wire fencing. This is one of the
best farm? in Cass county. I am
advertising this farm in several
Nebraska and Iowa papers and
anyone interested should see me
at once for I will find a buyer
soon. Price $150 per acre.
T. H. POLLOOK,
Tel: Office, 215; Res., 1.
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There is no better safeguard
against illness. Just take one
dose tonight. 25c at your drug
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A Few Farm Machinery Specials
That will be sold at the following prices
as long as they last:
Daring the monthof August
Two Superior Drills, each $70 00
One Tiger Drill, at 68 00
One Janesville Gang Plow, at 50 00
One Old Hickory Wagon, at 65 00
One Emerson Standard Mower 46 00
Two Acme Mowers, each 45 00
(loorgo A. Kaffenberger was
among the bu.-inrss visitors in the
mH ropoli-4 t'day, going to that
city on No. 23.
Mrs. A. II. Rinker and daugh
ter, Mrs. Delia Wicker, were pa---engfi
this afternoon for- Oma
ha, where they spent the ay. The
party was accompanied by Mr.
Rinker, who will see that they re
This is one of the most attractive recreation regions in Colorado a
natural park of 150 square miles a 'paradise of mountain air, wild
flowers, trout streams and automobile roads with snow-capped pan
oramic barriers. If you are in doubt as to where to go in the mount
ains, Estes Park, only 70 miles north of Denver, will solve the problem.
Two trains daily from Denver over the Burlington, morning and after
noon, directly connecting with trains from the East, Tickets include
the auto ride, and are interchangeable, either via Lyons or via Love
Kind through the scenic canyons of the Big Thompson. You can leave
Eestern Nebraska in the evening and be in the Park next day for lunch.
Get from me the Estes Park booklet, with lists of camps, ranches, cot
tages, hotels, etc
Illustrative Round Trip Fares to Estes Park, Including Auto Trip
From Denver . .
L. V. WAKELY,
Nebraska Military Academy
IT IS TIMS TO SELECT A SCHOOL FOR YOUf? BOY.
The Nebraska Military Aeademy offers healthful lctcat ion, mod
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rooms, good beds and good things to eat. Prepares for college
and business. Enrollment has begun. School Opens Sept. 16
For information, visit the school, talk to our patrons, send for
D. B. HAYWARD, Superintendent. Lincoln, Nebraska
1 1 i.Pf Jimilll iH P I.IIH -Hl
25 pieces of Wash Goods, that formerly sold at 25c per yard,
now goes as long as it lasts, at per yard 17 cents
25 pie es of regular 10c dress Ginghams, now goes at. 8? cents
50 pieces of Apron Check Gingham, cut in 5 yard lengths, we
now sell at per piece 35 cents
25 pieces of Altoria Silk, in all the newest colors, for petti
coats, at per yard 35 cents
25 pieces of Imperial Cham bray, 30 inches wide, on sale as
long as it lasts, at per yard 123 2 cents
A large line of Laces, to close out, at per yard 5 cents
An endless line of Embroideries, we offer at per yard. .10 cents
Apron, Petticoat and Dust Cap to match, for One Dollar
We still show a complete line of Egyptian Tissues.
Get a can of Colgate's Talcum. The regular 25c grade for 15c.
We carry this in the six leading purfumes.
The most beautiful and most complete line af Ribbons
ever shown in Plattsmout have come in very recent,
ly. They consist of all the new Roman stripes and
Floral designs. The prices range from 25c to $2.50
E-7 n an
Summer Coughs Aer Dangerous.
Summer cold are dancerou.
They indicate low vitality and
often lead to serious Throat and
Lung Troubles, including con
sumption. I r. King's New Dis
covery will relieve the cough or
cold promptly and prevent coin
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antiseptic and makes you fi-el
better at once. Money back if
not sati-liej. 30c and -i bottles
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CLEMENT, Ticket Agent
General Passenger Agent, Omaha, Necr,
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