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MONDAY, AUGUST 17, 1914.
PLATTSMOUTH SEMI-WEEKLY JOURNAL,
l?V T. I5A1 55 f? F!v T? T
Lll Copyright. 1013, by
. . PROLOGUE
Readers of Tarzan cf the
Apes" here were millions of
them have been awaiting with
emterness "The Return of Tar- ,
tan." They need no introduc
Hon to the ape-man, who was
an English lord by ancestry and
an inhabitant of the treetops 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.
17 ow we have "The Return of
Tarzan," as thrilling as its fore
runner. In it are told the fur
ther adventures of the splendid
ape-man, 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.
How Tarzan Came Again to Opar.
Ow Ion:: Jane I'orter Jay in
k the darkness ,f the vault be-
ner.t city or Uiar sue uiu
not know. For a time she was d.-liri-:ui.-.
with lever, but after this passed
she commenced slowly to retrain her
strength, livery day the woman who
brought her food beckoned to Ler to
nrise, Tut for nuu-y days the irl could
lily shake her head to indicate that
she was too weak.
I'.ut eventually she was able to jrain
her feet and th'-n to staler a few
steps by supporti'i:; liciself with one
Hope Left Her Entirely, and She Trem
bled In an Agony of Fright.
hand upon tLe wall. Her captors now
watched I. or with increasing interest.
The day was approaching, and the vic
tim was gaining In strength.
Presently the day came when she
could walk, and a young woman whoru
.lane I'orter had not seen before came
with several ethers to her dungeon.
Here some sort of ceremony was per
formed. That it was of a reli?iou5 na
ture the ;rirl was sure, and so she took
new heart and rejoiced that she had
fallen amoisp people upon whom the
refining and softeuinsr influence of re
ligion evidently had fallen. They
would treat her humanely, of that she
was nuw quite sure.
And so. when they led her from her
rtu usee a through long, dark corridors
and u a flight of concrete steps to a
brilliant courtyard, she went wlliijigly
f-evea gladly for was she not among
the servants cf God'; It might be, of
ft'ise, that their interpretation of the
f. ii I t-ine being differed from her own,
Initrtb'at they owned a god was sutD-.
cient evidence to her that they -were
kind anil good. ';''
Butjwueu she saw a stone altar" in
the center of the courtyard and dark
brown stains upon itand' the nearby
concrete of the Eoor.fe besnn to won
der aii'd fo doubt. ?"iAnd as they stoop
ed a ud bound her ankles nnd jsecured
W. G. Clip2aaa
W1'sts licr licr doubts were
turned to fear. A. moment l:Uer sis she
was liftl,d .,a pa(.e,j :u ross the sdtars
ti lmpe left her entirely. and she
trembled in ;m :iny of fright.
IrinK the roies-iue .hince of the
votaries which followed she lay frozen
hi horror, nor did she require the siht
of the thin blade in the hand of the
hih priestess as it rose slowly alove
her . to enlighten her further as to her
As the hand began its descent Jane
I'orter closed her eyes and sent up a
silent prayer t the Maker she w:is so
soon to lace. Then she siieeiimbed to
the strain upon her tired nerves and
Iay and ni.nht Tarzan f the Apes
raced t'iivrjih the primeval forest to
ward the ruined city in which he was
positive the woman he loved lay either
a prisoner or dead.
In a day and a niirht he covered the
same ditai: e that the tifly frightful
men had taken the better part of a
week to traverse, for. Tarzan of the
Apes traveetl along the middie ter
race high above the tangled obstacles
that impede progress upon the ground.
The story the voting bull aye had
told made it clear to him that the girl
captive had been Jane I'orter, for then
was not another small, white "sbo" in
all the jun-le. The -bulls" he had ree
ognized from the ape's crude descrip
tion as the grotesque parodies upon hu
manity who inhabit the ruins of Opar.
And the girl's fate he could picture as
plainly as though he were an eyewit
ness to ir. When they would lay her
across that grim altar he could not
guess, but that her dear, frail body
would eventually find its way there he
But finally. ,ift-r what seemed long
ages to the impatient ape-man, he top
pod the barrier cliffs that hemmed the
desolate valley, and below him lay the
grim and awful ruins of the now hide
ous city of Opar. At a rapid trot he
started across the dry and dusty,
bowlder strewn ground toward the goal
of his desires.
Would he lie in time to rescue? lie
hoped against hope. At least he could
be revenged, and in his wrath it seem
ed to him that he was equal to the task
;.f wipirg out the entire population of
that terrible city. It was nearly noon
when he reached the great bowlder at
the top of which terminated the secret
passage to the pits beneath the city.
Like a cat he scaled the precipitous
sides of thL frowning granite kopje. A
moment later he was running through
the darkness of the long, straight tun
nel that let I to the treasure vault.
Through this he passed, then on and
on until at last he came to the well
like shaft upon the opposite side of
which lay the dungeon with the false
As he paused a moment upon the
brink of the well a faint sound came
to him through the opening above. Ilis
'piick ears caught and translated it. It
was the dance of death that preceded
i sacrifice, and the singsong ritual of
he high priestess, lie could even rec
ognize the girl's voice.
Cjuld it be that the ceremony niark--d
the very thing he had so hastened
to prevent: A wave of horror swept
over him. Was he. after all, to be just
a moment too late? Like a frightened
deer be leaped across the narrow
chasm to the continuation of the pas
sage beyond. At the false wall he tore
like one possessed to demolish the bar
rier that confronted him. With giant
muscles he forced the opening, thrust
ing Lis bead and shoulders through the
first small hole he made and carrying
the balance of the wall with him to
clatter resoundingly upon the cement
floor of the dungeon.
With a single leap he cleared the
length of the chamber and threw him
self against the ancient door. Hut
here he stopped. The mighty bars
upon the other side were proof even
against such muscles as his. It needed
but a moment's effort to convince him
of the futility of endeavoring to force
that impregnable barrier. There was
but one other way. and that led back
through the long tunnels to the bowl
dor a mile beyond the city's walls and
then back across the open as lie had
come to the city first with his Wazlri.
He realized that to retrace his steps
and enter the city from above ground
would mean that he would be too late
to save the girl if it were indeed she
who lay iqion the sacrificial altar above
him. Hut there seemed no other way.
and so he turned and ran swiftly back
into the passageway beyond the broken
wall. At the well he heard again the
njonotouous voice of the high priestess,
and as he glanced aloft the opening,
twenty feet above, seemed so near that
he was tetupted to leap for it in a mad
endeavor to reach the inner courtyard
that lay so near.
If he could but get one end of his
grass rope caught upon some proTc
tion at the top of that tantalizing aper
ture! In the instant'a. pause and
thought an idea occurred to him. He
would attempt it. Turning back to the
tumbled wall, he seized one of the
largo, flat slabs that had composed it.
Hastily making one end of his rope
fast to the piece of granite, he return
ed to the shaft, and. coiling the bal
ance of the rope on the floor beside
him, the ape-man took the heavy slab
in both hands, and. swinging it several
times to get the distance and the di
rection fixed, he let the weight fly up
at a slight angle, so that Instead of
falling straight back into the shaft
again it grazed the far edge, tumbling
over into the court beyond.
Tarzan dragged for a moment upon
the slack end of the rope until he felt
that the stone 'was lodged with fair
secjrity at the shaft's top, then he
swung cw.Tcr the black depths be
neath. The moment his full weight
came upon the rope he felt it slip
from above. He waited there in awful
suspense as it dropped in little jerks,
inch by inch. The stone was being
dragged up the outside of the mason
ry surrounding the top of the shaft
would it catch at the very edge or
would his weight drag it over to fall
upon him as be hurtled into the un
known depths below?
For a brief, sickening moment Tar
zan felt the slipping of the rope to
which he clnng and heard the scraping
of the block of stone against the ma
Then, of a sudden, the rope was still
the stone had caught at the very
edge, (iingerly the ape-man clambered
up the frail rope. moment his
head was above the etfge of the shaft.
The court was empty. The inhabi
tants of Opar were viewing the sacri
fice. Tarzan could hear the voice cf
La from the nearby sacrificial court.
The dance had ceased. It must be
almost time for the knife to fall, but
even as he thought these things he
was running rapidly toward the sound
of the high priestess voice.
Fate guided him to the very door
way of the great rootless chamber.
I Set ween him aLd the altar was the
long row of priests and priestesses
await iug with their golden cups the
spilling of the warm blood of their
Ij's hand was descending slowly to
ward the bosom of the frail, quiet fig
are that lay stretched upon the hard
stone. Tarzan gave a gasp that was
almost a sob as he recognized the fea
tures of the girl he loved. And then
the s ar upon his forehead turned to
i naming band of scarlet, a red mist
floated before his eyes, and with the
awful roar of the bull ape gone mad
he sprang like a huge lion into the
midst of the votaries.
Seizing a cudgel from the nearest
priest, he laid about him like a verita
ble demon as be forged bis rapid way
toward the altar. The hand of La
had paused at the first noise of inter
ruption. When she saw who the au
thor of it was she went white. She
had never boon able to fathom the se
cret of the strange white man's es
cape from the dungeon in which she
had locked him. She had not intend
ed that he should ever leave Opar. for
she had looked uion his giant frame
and handsome face with the eyes of a
woman and not those of a priestess.
In her clever mind she had concoct
ed a story of wonderful revelation
from the lips of the flaming god him
self, in which she had been ordered
to receive this white stranger as a
messenger from him to his people on
earth. That would satisfy the people
of Opar. she knew. The man would
be satisfied, she felt quite sure, to re
main and be her husband rather than
to return to the sacrificial altar.
Put when she had gone to explain
her p';,n to him he had disappeared,
though the door had been tight locked
as she had left it. and now he had re
turned materia lized from thin air
and was killing her priests as though
they had been sheep. For the moment
she forgot her victim, and before she
could gather her wits together again
the huge white man was standing be
fore her, the woman who had lain
upon the altar in his arms.
"One side. La!" he cried. "You sav
ed me oueo, and so I -would not harm
you. but do not interfere or attempt to
follow, or I shad have to kill you also."
As he spoke he stepped past her to
ward the entrance to the subterranean
"Who is she?" asked the high priest
ess, pointing at the unconscious wo
man. "She is mine," said Tarzau of the
For a moment the girl of Opar stood
wide eyed and staring. Then a look
of hopeless misery suffused her eyes.
Tears welled into them, and, with a
little cry, she sank to the cold floor
just as a swarta of frightful men dash
ed past her to leap upon the ape-man.
But Tarzan of the Apes was not
there when they reached out to seize
him. With a light bound he had dis
appeared into the passage leading to
the pits below, and when his pursuers
came more cautiously after they found
the chamber empty, but they laughed
and jabbered to one another, for they
knew that there was no exit from the
pits other than the one through which
he had entered. If he came out at all
he must come this way. and they
would wait ami watch for him above.
And so Tarzan of the Apes, carrying
the unconscious Jane Porter, came
through the pits of Opar beneath the
temple of the flaming god' without
pursuit. Hut when the men of Opar
had talked further about the matter
they recalled to iniud that this very
man had escaped once before Into the
pits. and. though they had watched
the entrance, he had not come forth,
and yet tenia y he had come upon them
from the outside. They would again
send fifty meu out into the valley to
find aud capture this desaerater of
After Tarzan reached the shaft be
yond the broken wall he felt so posi
tive of the successful issue of his flight
that he stopped to replace the tumbled
stones, for he was not anxious that
any of the inmates should discover
this forgotten passage and through it
ccme upon the treasure chamber. It
was in his mind to return again to
Opar and bear away a still greater
fortune than he had already buried in
the amphitheater of the apes.
(To Be Continued.)
Infection and Insect Bites
Mosquitoes, flies and other in
sects, which breed quickly in
garbage pails, ponds of stagnant
water, barns, musty places, etc.,
are carriers of disease. Every
time - they bite you they inject
poison ' into your system from
which 'stnnV dread disease may
re'ulti Get a bottle of Sloan's
Liniment. It is antiseptic and a
few drops will neutralize the in
fection caused by insect bites or
rusty nails. Sloan's Liniment
disinfects Cuts, Bruises and sores
You cannot afford to be without
it in your home. Money back if.
tot satisfied. Only 23c at your
VANDERBILT AND FINLEY.
Americans Abroad Who v.
Are Aiding All Tourists "
Stranded on the Continent.
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Cornelius Vanderbilt at top and
John. II. Finley below.
Summer Constipation Dangerous.
Constipation in summer time
is more dangerous than in the
fall, winter or spring. The foot!
you eat is often contaminated
and is more likely to ferment in
your stomach. Then you are apt
to drink much cold water during
the hot weather, thus injuring
your stomach. Colic, Fever, Pto
maine Poisoning and other ills
are natural results. po-l)o-Lax
will keep you well, as it increas
es the Bile, the natural laxative,
which rids the bowels of the con
gested poisonous waste. Po-Do-Lax
will make you feel belter.
Pleasant and effective. Take a
a dose tonight. 50c at your drug
gist. Gurnie Thomas ami wife came
down Saturday evening from
Omaha, being called here by the
illness of their uncle G. M. Pat
tern, whose death is expected at
Cut the Weeds.
Now is the proper lime for all
farmers to mow the weeds along
their farms. The law provides
for a penalty for failure so to do
between the i5th of July and the
15th of August. While the law
has set the above date, now is the
lime to mow' them, as the greatest
good can.be accomplished at this
time; I;vouhi advise all the farm
ers along the highways of our dis
trict' to get after them just, as soon
as possible, while they can be cut
inueh' easier. A. F. Seybert,
Road Overseer Dist. No. 2.
Evening Journal, 10c per week.
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HELP THE KIDNEYS
Plattsmouth Readers Are Learn
ing the Way.
It's the liltle kidney ill
The lame, weak m
That may lead to dropsy ami
When the kidneys are weak.
Help them with lJoan's Kidney
A remedy especially for weak
Juan's haw been i;ed in kid
ney troubles for 50 years.
Endorsed by :jo,000 people en
dorsed by citizens of this locality.
William Gilmeur, farmer, four
miles south of Plattsmouth. says:
'"One of my family had been suf
fering intensely from lameness in
the back. She got no relief until
she began using iKian's Kidney
Piils. They did more to relieve
these troubles than anything else
that had previous been taken."
Price 5oc. at all dealers. Don't
simply ask for a kidney remedy
get lJoan's Kidney Pills the same
that Mr. Gilmour recommends.
Fosfer-Milbum Co., Props, Buf
falo, N. Y.
Mrs. J. M. Young 111.
The many trieiids d Mrs. J. M.
Yiing will be greatly grieved to
learn that this lady is quite ill at
her home in this city and that it
lias become necesaiy to summon
her daughter, Mrs. Ralph Godwin,
from Omaha to assist in her care.
Mrs. Young has been in poor
health fop some time, but seem
ed to be improving, but a few days
auo suffered a relapse and has
not been in the best condiliem
since that t ime.
Thanks to Patrons.
I desire to lhank the many
patrons for wheun I did threshing
this season, it has always been
my earnest, desire to give the wry
best of satisfaction in my work,
and I desire by this method to ex
tend my sincere (hanks to all my
friends and patrons for the work
during the past season.
Henry Thiorol f.
.1. S. Hall eb'paiied ihis morning
on the early Burlington train for
Aiiselma, Neb., to look after the
'ale of some furnaces in that lo
cality. Mrs. Hall accompanied him
as far as Omaha on his journey.
Make Your Wants Known
Advertisements urult-r this lieadins
five cents per line eali insertion.
iix words will be counted as a line
and no advertisement taken fur less
tl:an ten cents.
AUTO FOlt SALE iU 11. P. Yelie
Touring Car, fully emiippoil,
splendid condition. I'.ig bar
gain. T. II. Pollock, Platts
mouth. Tel. No. 215.
FARMS FOlt SALE 0 acres im
proved, one miles from Platts
mouth; 80 acres improved,
sown miles from Plattsmouth;
liit miles from Pacific Junc
tion; also one team of black
horses, 7 years old; one cow
ami calf and some implements.
For particulars address the
Poll SALE - The Mrs. McVicker
residence on North Sixth street,
tor particulars call on Mrs. J. E.
FOR SALE Native lumber., In
quire of Mrs. Kate liiutner, (wo
and a half miles northeast of
M u r ray. 8 - i ( - 2 wk s - w k I y
FARM FOR SALE 80-acre farm,
well impreiwJ, 3 good wells and
wind-mills, 3 miles ead. of
L'niem. Address Win. Rakes,
HORSES For sale or trade.
Frank Vail cry, Plat Isnmuth.
'Phone UUo J
Wanted--Posilion as farm hand
by the month or year around,
or janitor work in the city. Ad
dress Box 510, Plattsmouth,
LOST Bel ween the Wm. Heil
residence and John L'rish resi
dence, a ladies' gold watch. In
itials "A. B. G." in back of
case. Fender please return lo
(his office and receive reward.
!me Rare Bargains:
Separate Shirts and Drawers for men, each . . .
A small lot of Children's Dresses to close at . . .
A small lot of Children's Roumpers to close at,
A few Gingham Skirts to close out at ,
Wo have the Bungalo Aprons to close at .... ,
A small lot of Misses' Hose to close at
A small lot of Ladies Hose to close at
We still have the $1.25 Princess Slips at
An excellent line of Ribbon for girgles at .... .
Our new Dress Goods is in for Fall. We have never shown
such an extensive line as this. Remember that every yard of
our Dress Goods (that sells at 60c and over) is full shrunk.
,0ur new Fall Silks are also in. You never saw a better
selection in Plattsmouth.
The Ribbons that we show in our window are brand new.
Zuckweiler & Lntz
Summer Coughs Aer Dangerous.
Summer colds are dangerous.
They indicate low vitality and
often lead to serious Throat and
Lung Troubles, including con
sumption. Dr. Kintr's New Dis
covery will relieve the eouph or
cold promptly and prevent com
plications. It is soothing and
antiseptic and makes you feel
better at once. Money back if
not satisfied. 50c and i bottles
at your druggist.
ACRE TRACTS FOR SALE Sev
eral small improved acre tracts
adjoining Plattsmouth. T. H.
Pollock. Tel. 215. S-17-2tw
Tyewriter ribbons at the Jour
Why Rent, and Work
For Your Landlord?
when the reality of ownership is open to you? Take stock of yourself as
a renter. Are you any better off than you were five year? ago? Go
West now, take a Mondell homestead in Wyoming or buy 160 acres of
land in Western Nebraska or Eastern Colorado on easy terms, with finan
cial aid, if you become a dairy farmer. See the West's heavy crojis
of 1914. Note the success of dairy farmers, made certain with feed
crops and the silo. Ask Western bankers how cream checks in their
locality establish a farmer's credit Note what five years' industry has
brought to the farmer adjoining the land offered you. Would you not
give five years of your life if you could develop a dairy farm for your
self and create an heritage for your family?
Write me for Homestead folders or Deeded land matter and about
personally condu ted excursions. I am in touch with the owners and
jPttj with the Government. I am paid to locate you
Your Best Vacation!
TAKE IT THIS SUMMER
no TO the beautiful While River
Country, down in the Missouri
Ozarks; a stream and mouutaiu para
dise. Fine fishing. Long, lazy floats. Ideal
camping sites. Every out-door pleasure. Good
hotels and boarding houses.
Reached directly, quickly
Call or write for our White River, Booklet.
H. W. THORHASj
FOR SALE FINE CASS COUNTY
FARM 1, V2 MILE OF
Fine :j0uacre farm, could ;b'i
diided in one iO0acre and kif
iCiU-acre farm, all located one aiid
one-half miles of Murray, splon-'
did soil, fme improvements, houi-e,
bain, graneries, etc. orchard of
small fruit, springs and runniir-r
water. I. foo rods of hog-tight
wire fencing. This is one of the
best farms 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 buer
soon. Price $150 per acre.
T. H. POLLOCK,
Tel: Office, 215; Res., 1.
Blank books or all kinds at the
along the Burlington Kauroad.
S. B. HOWARD, Ass't Immigation Agent,
1004 Farnam Street, Omaha, Neb.
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