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THE SCT?ANTON TRIBUjNE TH UllSDAY MOR'JTIlSrGF, MAY 24,894.'
A FAIR SUBSTITUTE.
The fact that tho qwakiBg tulie leading
from tho prompter's desk ti tho conduct
or's chair iu the Folly theater at shiro,
England, had refused to fulfill its duties
led to two discoveries, ono iu support of a
physical law, the other scmiscientific. Tho
physical discovery, so to speak, was thut
small mouse can effectually prevent the
passago of u large human voice. How tho
rodent canio to make the peaking tuho a
hiding place matters not. It had forced
Its way somo 10 feet into tho tube, and, as
Lord Dundreary Would say, "The conver
sation ended." The second discmiry was
n accidental resultant of tho useless eon
dition of the speaking tube.
Forbes Henley, the stage manager of tho
Folly; Corbett Kenyon, tlicmusieal direct
or, and Kelley, tho gasman aud electri
cian, were laughing over the mishap to
the tube, and Henley remarked:
"I don't see, Kenyou, how you caught
the signals 'f you didn't use tho tube."
"That's tho oddest thing of all," s;iid
Keuyon, taking hold of the electric light
which hung over the conductor's music
rack. "This lamp did il. When I didn't
get the signal for the overture, I hapn in il
to lean over by this light, and I heard a
small edition of your voice say, 'What, the
douco is the matter with the band:' Why
don't they begin?' I didn't Wait to ask
questions of myself, and as 1 couldn't atk
any of any one else through the tube I be
gan the music. Well, I found "tit that by
listening at tho electric light I could bear
evcrythingsnid on the stage at the prompt
entrance. I can't account fur it, but it's
"Ah," said Mr. Kelley, breaking into
the conversation, "I understand it all.
The electric wires lending from my electric
and gas table to your tight form an acci
dental telephone. It often happens. Why,
I'vo seen an ordinary gas pipe which would
let you hear con versa! ions held two or three
floors away something like those whis
pering galleries I've read about."
"Well, Kelley, I don't think we'll fruit
to the nceidental till phone. You'll patch
Up tho tube before night) won't youf'said
"All right, sir."
"And see that the opening to tho tube Is
kept shut hereafter, please."
"All right, sir," again replied Kelley.
This Conversation bad been held after
one of the rehearsals of the new opera j
which tho Folly management was about j
to produce. The members of the company :
had departed somo time ago, and theslage
hid been "cleared." Up stage, however, I
during tho progress of these discoveries
and the tall; relating thereto, a young wo
man bad been modestly waiting. Kenyon
was the first to notice her ami remarked
In an undertone to Mr. Henley:
"Forbes, 1 think there's soiuu ono wishes
to speak to you."
Henley turned and spoke up quickly
after recognizing the young lady:
"Did you wish to see me, .Miss Mar
riott?" "If you please, sir," replied the young
lady, coining down stage hesitatingly.
"Rave yon been wailing over since; re
hearsal? Why didn't, you (peak before?
I'm sorry to have kept you waiting, my
clear," using the meaningless term of ad
dress in Universal use upon tho stage.
"I didn tliko to interrupt yon, "the an
ewered. " Whntcan I do for you?" asked Henley,
looking quite earnestly at her. And he
could have looked upon few prettier, more
ladylike at more modest appearing dam
sels in the entire dramatic profession.
With evident embarrassment Miss Mar
riott answered her manager: "Could you
aud Mr. Kenyon do ine a great favor a
favor to niy mother as well us myself?
Mother, as perhaps you know, sir, was
once well known as a singer. She's an in
valid now, aud all the pleasure left her in
this world is music. I've told her about
the new opera, and sho wishes gho could
see the score for oidy cno day. Then, too,
although I'm only in tho chorus, I liko to
'rim through' all the operas wo sing.
Mother helps nie, and I somehow feel I
can understand my own work better when
I know the whole opera."
"Do you mean to say you study the
whole of tho operas we sing?" asked Ken
yon, hero joining tho conversation.
"Yea. sir," replied Miss Mariott, turn
ing to Kenyon. "I'vo studied all we've
played so far."
Th ere was a short silence before Henley
spoke, saying: "I'm Sure I don't know
what to reply to your request. It 'b against
the rules, and"
"Oh, bother tho rules!" interrupted
Kenyon. "Tho opera's ours, isn't it? Hy
Jove, such interest in her work by one of
the chorus deserves some recognition. Let
Miss Marriott have tho extra score. I'll
"Well," said Henley, with a brightened
face, "I'm glud tudoso if yob 'm willing."
Re went away, and soon returning handed
ue young lady a thick volume of manu
script. "There, my dear, that's the piano
score. You'll be careful of it. I rely on
your not letting any one but your mother
and yourself sm it. You can keep it till
nfter Sunday. We shan't need it."
"Oh, thank you so much 1 I'll keep It
sacredly. I'll promise no ono shall hear
or see a notcof it but mother and myself."
And with an uncommon look of thank
fulness and something moro divided
two-third to Kenyon, two-thirds to Ilen-
ley, she hantoned away. Henley and Ken
yon soon followed.
Of all the provincial theaters in Great
Dritain the Folly of shire was perhaps
the most successful. All the London pro
ductions had found n quick reproduction
here, and unvarying prosperity had attend
ed every venture. The company had be
come localized, so to speak, and was a unit
ed, diligent and admirably constructed
corps. CVmtiuucd success had made the
management bold, and now n distinctly
daring Attempt was on the honrds name
ly, an entirely new and original opera.
"The Wayside Inn" was in rehearsal for
early pioduction. Furthermore, th:: au
thor of the hook of the opera was Forbes
Henley; tho composer of the music was
Corbett Kenyon. stage manager and ma
Flcal director of tho Folly respectively.
1 'hereroretheee two gentlemen, both young
end energetic, were doubly Interested in
the coming event. Everything thus tne
had tended towaid a thoroughly good pro
duction. The entire company principals,
chorus, hand all acted as if they had,
each member, n personal interest, in thu
welfare of the new work. All with the
inevitable one exception. That exception
was tho prima donna of the Folly compa
ny, Kose Hlanville. Now, it, must be con
fessed that Miss HlanvillewaM good sing
er, a clever ad re ts and, moreover, a great
favorite with tho patrons of tin; folly,
But oh, how those three letters do Inter
fere with the even current of life's affairs!
she was not a true artist at heart. Shy
was tricky, as flighty woodcock,
as unreliable, ax a tailor's promises, and
of late sho had tried to show her independ
ence by slighting her work, by breaking
tho established rules of the theater in a
score of petty ways. In all England there
was no fnirer or more just stage manager
than Henley, hut he did expect the rules
to boobeyed. ()nlytho"fnklrs"or "shirk
ers" ever found fault, with his discipline.
Hut In tho enso of Miss Hlanville it, was
"grin and bear" her Impertlnencoa, her
small misdemeanors, for Hose knew there
was not a leading soprano disengaged in
nil Great Britain. Kenyon knew this, Hen
ley knew it, so they hoped she would grow
liettcr natured, and from pri'le's sake, if
nothing more, do hor best in the new opera.
Tho rehearsal of today was tho second
full one-that is, of the entire open and
by nil engaged in it. Kxccpting ono or two
small kicks of Miss Hlanville, everything
had passed oft most promisingly, and the
hopes of the author nnd composer were on
high key and ot concert pitch.
Several flays passed1, nnd rehearsals con
tinued. Improvement was shown at each
successive trial, and even the prima donna
behaved quile decently. Changes natural
ly suggested themselves to the author nnd
Compose, and a short scene with a few
solo lines was introduced into net 3 of
"Tho Wayside Inn. " It seemed to strike
both Kenyon and Henley at onoe nnd alike
that Constance Marriott would dothis lit
tie "bit part" nicely, Therefore that young
lady was made happy and proud hy Mug
chosen to play this small part and also by
tho knowledge that her name would no
longer be robmerged and hidden in tho
line villagers, peasants, etc., by tho la
dies nnd gentlemen of the chorus. Ko, al
though it would lie the last on the list
there it would read: "Stella (a dairy maid)
Miss Constance Marriott."
It was quite pleasant, too, to find that
the choice had been a' good ono, for Miss
Marriott sang and acted the little scene
charmingly. True, both Henley and Ken
you gave her an unusual amount of time
and Attention in the early rehearsals, but
seen, however, she needed no further in
Thus it went on till the Friday night
before the Monday night on which "The
Wayside Inn" was to U first produced.
The local :pers had been full of glorious
"advance notice'' of the event, and every
Seat salable had been secured for tho open
ing night. Indeed the London journals
bad taken up the story, and tho musical
critics of The Times, The Standard, The
Telegraph and a half docn more of the
leading dailies iu the metropolis and else
where had requested "seats to bo setusido"
for tin tn for the unit night.
Henley was happy. Kenyon was confi
dent. As the former said, "Everything la
coining our way." Had he foreseen Friday
night's happenings ami their consequences
h ' might lmvoaddcd, "And tliodevil came
Tboro is a very strict rulo regarding
poking In the dressing rooms of a thea
ter. Actors yes, and actresses, so far as
cigarettes go often break the rule, hut if
caught it means a sure Hue, unless for
some special reason there is a w inking at
the offense, N'ow, Henley could forgive
anything almost but the ladies smoking
cigarettes in their dressing rooms. Too
much lace and flimsy stuffs hang around
or Ue scattered about on the chairs not to
make tt very dangerous if a lighted ciga
rette should be dropped carelessly about.
It might result in a dire and dread Danic.
! a Conflagration, the loss of many lives.
On the third Boor of that part of thethe
I aler devoted to the dressing rooms inn
I largo room where some half dozen of tho
i chorus ladies were wont to attire them-
selves for the stage between the acts Con
stance warriorr. sat alone on this Friday
i'herowas no change of dress for I
ti e beginning of the next aet of the oners
Doing played, and the fair chorus girl had
sought seelusiou from the chatter of her
companions in tho dressing room. Per
bapi sho was "blue." At unyruto, sho
seemed to botbinkingdeeplTof something
or Somebody, and with closed eves sho
leaned her pretty head against tho wall,
1 her chair enroll auy tipped back. Sho was
aroused from her reverie by the sound of
, voices, not near by no, they seemed, nl- i
tnongn every weird could bo distinctly
heard, to bo far away. Comparing sight
and sound, she heard as one s :es through
opera glasses reversed. Miss Marriott was
mortal, a woman, ami well, sho listened.
She even blushed at the sound of tho voices,
for she recognized the speakers.
"Miss Hlanville, I'vo asked you n sroro
of times not to smoke cigarettes in your
dressing room. It's against the rules."
"You don't like it, eh?" The sound of a
Woman's voice came up to the listener.
"Xo," was the quick reply, nliitln loud
er, "hut that's not the reason of the rule
nor of my request. Smoking in tho thea
ter invalidates our insurance. If I"
"Our insurance ahem! Otirinsurancol"
was the snrrastio Interruption,
"I beg your pardon. Thu insurance."
Hero came n pause.
"Will you he so kind ns to throw that
"Yes, when I've smoked all I wish to of
it and not before,'' was tho answer.
"Then, Miss Bienville, I shall lino you
"You will, will yon? And I'll not pay
it," said tho feminine voioe,
"I think you will," was the subdued
but firm rejoinder in male tones.
"And I know blamed well I'll not," an
swer! d the woman.
Just as the conversation ended at, this
point another of the chorus girls came into
the dressing room where Constance Mar
riott had been listening.
"Oh, Millie," cried Constance at tho
sight of her companion, "when you go
down stairs will you tell Mr. Henley I'm
ill? Ask him to excuse me the next act,
will you? There's a dear! I dou't want
to bo fined."
"Why, Counie, are you sick?"
"Yes, dear, I am truly my head nehes
"Of course I'll tell him, I'll como back
in a minute if Ienn help you nny," said
Millie, running out, and then returning to
say: "Connie, dear, in tho pocket of my
sack tho gray one there's a hit of sher
ry in a flask. Take a drop of it, dear. It'll
do you good."
Constance didn't wait for tho drink or
for Millie's return. For only n moment
shopr.'sucd her ear nc;ainst tho wall and
listened. She heard Hoso Hlanville utter
n man's outh, and evidently talking to her
waiting maid heard the prima dOBM say:
"Tho confounded npstnrt! Fino me,
Will her I fancy he'll not! I'll pay him
out, Wait till Monday night! He'll find
his leading lady out of town. Where'll his
blooming opera he then?"
"You can't, do Hint, miss, can you?"
asked tho maid.
"I can't, can't I? You see if I can'tl My
old man's been begging me to givoup
here. He'll take me to America, ho says.
He'll buy me a doctor's certificate. I'll
piny 'Walker' with Mr. Henley, tho duf
fel It'll lie 'Tommy Dodd' with his old
That was enough for Constance. Poor
dirt, she was in a quandary. All tho Hlau
ville's talk might be mere lioast. What
was Constance to do? She couldn't be a
telltale and warn Henley. It would look,
too, like currying favor, and bow could she
tell him I Ill-source of her information? Of
course she knew as well as if sho hail
shared in the scone nil that had taken
Phwe in the star dressing room on the first,
flour, knew who the speakers were as well
as if sho had seen their lips moving.
She hastened from the theater. Saturday
morning a kind note from Henley advis
ing her, if ehe were n bit ill, not to come
to tho theater, either to the matinee or
evening performance. "I want you to be
bright and strong for the Inst rehearsal
Monday," ran the note. It made the tears
start to Constance's bright eyes when she
rend tho wordn tho "last rehearsal."
Xow, when a stage malinger writes a notc
of this sort to a chorus girl it means a
good deal. You may Dot know stage eti
quette, and as the buys say, "I'll give- you
that, for it tipper." Mitt, you and I do know
thnt Constance was not ill at all. Never
theless sho remained at homo Saturday
and did not. go out, on thnt or tho follow
ing day. Both Henley nnd Kenyon called
at the door of her lodging between nmii-
nee and night performances, but she sim
ply sent a message iu reply to their que
ries, saying that she was much better and
would certainly be. all right, Monday morn
ing. Tho eventful rinynrrived. Kventful dnys
are always ncting that way In fact, all
days are eventful to some one or another,
and they continue to turn up an re;julnrly
as tax bills.
Contrary to the usual plan, there had
been no Siriday rehearsal. Kvery ono was
"dead letter perfect," and bduntereated
parties had decided thnt n good day's rest
neiore the nnal rehearsal was worth moro
than ono more going over the nnern
Ten a. in. Monday found everybody who
snouiu ue present on the stnge of tho Folly
Theater, mo customary "JO minutes'
grace" was uncalled for. Every one felt
so iteep an interest In the new production
and had so much pride in doing the best
lor their lellow manager's nnd director's
opera that, as tho low comedy man said.
"They sat up all night to be on time nnd
would have coine on crutches, except that
that might suggest a lame performanc
" 1 he Wnysnhi Inn" was bound to bo "a
great go," so everybody said.
orchestra got a good grasp upon the
note A that is to say, even member of
the Dai put ins lustrument in tune.
I he scene for act 1 of "The Wayside
Inn" was set, and Henley said in n low
voice, standing iu front of Kenyou 'a desk,
"I think we're all ready, Corbett." Ken
yon rapped bis men to attention and held
his baton aloft. A lad came to Henley's
side and touched his arm, nnd the baton
slowly descended. "Well, what is it, Wil
Hams?" sharply asked Henley.
"I don't think Miss Hlanville is here
sir," replied the c illboy.
in me) mm iiiii rwaru that, so l.ir as
temperature was Concerned the call boy's
words prepared him for arctic exploration
in just, two seconds, He was outwardly
calm, however, ami seemed careless in bis
"All right, we'll have to wait a few min
utes then. She's got five minutes more of
grace anyhow," looking at his watch. Ho
did not, need even the live minutes, for a
messenger boy appeared and banded him
a letter. Ho tore tho envelope open and
read as follows:
To Forbea Henley, Esq.. Stage Manager Folly
DuAnSia I beg to inelose the herewith dr.?i
oertluosto, wloa, will show you I can't slag to
night Bfaybee I t han't smoke normoie ciga
rettes, anyway iu your theater, yours truly.
Miss Hlanville was a better singer than
The Inelosure was ns follows:
This is to certify that, being professionally
called in yesterday (Sunday) hy MtasRoM lilun-
j villa, I find her suffering with acute bronchitis.
I It would probably cause the lose of her voice
! should she attempt to Sing for several weeks
to come, and in my professional capacity I
1 have forbidden her to uso her voice until I
: uive her permission so to do.
nuaon a. Oumnxn, m. D,
"It's a lie!" said Henley hoarsely. He
paused only a moment ami then turned to
the assembled company, each man, Woman
and child of which had seen Something
was "gone wrong," and said in a steady
but very prcciso manner of speech:
"Ladies and gentlemen, I re -ret, to sav
"t I have a doctor's certificate here an
nouncing toe siiiku u illness ol .Miss Jllan-
villc. 1 ho rehearsal is postponed for one
hour, if you please, while the management
Mr. Kenyon and myself consult ns to
what will bo done in tho emergency.
Please do me the favor not to speak of tho
matter about town Vet awhile, Everything
may come out all right. I rely upon your
There was a murmur which seemed a
ground swell of pity and com mise ration for
their stage manager, ami the man worn
ugly in their remurks about thut "so and
so" Hlanville, and the women said, "What
a shame!" etc., for no one believed a par
ticle In Miss lilanville's illness. The peo
ple were slowly departing w hen Constance
Marriott came down stage and stood before
Henley. She said in a quiet, confident way:
"Mr. Henley, I wish you would call the
"Miss Marriott, this is no time for pleas
nntry. I hardly expected it of you," re
joined the stage manager, with an empha
sis on tho "you."
"Pardon me, Mr. Henley I If you will
only try me, I know I can sing every notc
of Miss Bienville's part. I think I can act
it, with a little help, for I'vo watched tho
"Wait a minute!" cried Henley, hisfneo
ahlaae with hope, He called at the top of
his voice: "Please don't go, ladies and
gentlemen! Remain where you are just a
moment 1" Everybody took a position as
if for a tableau, and all looked at Con
stance Marriott nnd Forbes Henley. "Xow
go on," said ho to tho quondam chorus
"Only this," continued Miss Marriott.
"I feared Mirs Bienville would disappoint
yon, and with my mother's help I've learn
ed the music of the part sho wns to play.
Yon can try me. It will do no harm, and
if I succeed you need not post pone the open
ing." Hefore Henley could reply Kenyon, who
was never heard before or nfter to litter a
profann word, shouted out to tho stage
"Forbes, I'vo henrd every word shs's
said, and by I think she can do it.
hhe shall have n try nnyhow. " And ho rnp
ped his men to attention again.
Henley said: "We'll begin tho rche.irsnl,
please. Attention, every ouol Plaoail
Act 1. Off you go, Corbett I"
The overture went with a snnpnnd dash
nnd needed not a word of correction. Tho
opening chorus, too, seemed to he sung
better than ever before, nnd everything
went swimmingly till tho entrance of
C.-aoo Darnel the role of tho prima don
nn. l ien Const uneo entered, ciimo down
I t ere for her opening number, n beautiful,
quist, rather pathetic song. Kenyon stood
lip at his desk and whispered to her:
"Take your own timel sing confidently I
Trust to me! I'll help you out!"
She didn't need n bit of help not n bit.
True, at, first her voice trembled just u tri
fle, but, Henley whispered, "Don't he
afraid you're all right." And her tones
came out clear as a bell. That girl had
been taught the right, way to produce a
note. In heaven's name, what had such a
voice been doing iu n chorus?
Kenyon smiled, snt down, and nlboit
watching Constance closely showed he had
no fear or hesitation.
The solo ended, tho rehearsal stopped.
It was no uso. It could not go on. Tho
entire oompany burst into nshoutof ap
plause, ami as for Henley and Kenyon the
hitt.ter had jumped upon the stage right
over the footlights and held Constance's
hands in his, shaking them up and down
ns if they were rattles and he a big
baby. Henley well, Henley kissed her,
he did, nnd then, looking liko a fool, said,
"I line myself 80, but it's worth it." It
was quite awhile before t he assemblage got
back to its united senses,
Why, Miss Marriott's voice was Infinite
ly purer and better than the absent lilan
ville's. She felt the music and made you
feel it too. Sing? She sang the proverbinl
Inrk out of his whole gamut. Finally tho
rehearsal was resumed, and allowing for a
little erudenesa hero and there, but no
awkwardness and even thecrudeness dis
appeared as Miss Marriott gained confi
dence tho role was acted with remarka
ble finish. "Snvo your voice, dear," said
Henley, "You're all right," smiling cm
his pretty savior from disaster.
"Just hum through the principal num
bers Once more to get the action," said
Kenyon, mid by this means parts of the
opera were gone over twice or thrlco long
before !1 o'ciock.
When night came, to tho crowded house
Ilqnley made u splendid speech of explana
tion regarding tho change of cast in tho
principal role. Tho niidlenco was a trillo
cold and hesitating until after Constance's
first solo, and then, ns Kenyon said when
he held his stick on high for tho tumultu
ous encore which followed, "SIio'h got
'eml" And iu (got sho did "have them."
The performance wns a complete tri
umph, but Whether "Th Wayside Inn"
or the new prima donna had won the great
er success It was difficult tosay. Thu I,on
don critics telegraphed over a column each
to their sewral journals, and in one night
Constance Marriott sprang from a simple
chorus iiirl to the foremost rank among
comic opera singers. Henley whispered to
Kenyon us they stood at the stage door
after fhe performance.
"All right, old boy. I envy you. Wish
you luck," said Kenyon, and he started on
ahead of his partner in success.
Henley walked homo with Constance
Marriott. He must beg her pardon for
giving her that kiss. Ho did so quite elo
quently, and she gave it back to him when
they got insiile the door of her dwelling.
What welcome game from tho sweet in
Well, well, well, what a happy hour it
was, while Constance told how, after the
first rehearsal we have spoken of, sho had
overheard tho description of tho nccideutnl
teli phono from the prompt sido to the lead
er's desk; how she, too, had discovered tho
same sui t of u line of communication lead
ing from the star dressing room to the
chorus room; how sho had listened that
Friday night, how sho had deliberately
bribed the librarian of the theater to let
her have the score, telling him that sho
had been made "understudy" and needed
to look over t lie prima donna's part; how
she and her ther had worked at the role
all Saturday unit Sunday, and
You know or can imagino tho rest.
Forbes kissed her again Ibis tiuio right
before her own mother, WholaUgbeda Very
knowing laugh. Then Forbes uctually
kissed the mother.
"The Wayside Inn" ran to crowded
houses for over live months and was then
taken olf. Miss Marriott was unable to
appear for two weeks, and tho public
Would have no one else in her role. She
took this fortnight's variation because Mr.
and Mrs. Porta s Henley went, on their wed
ding tour. Math Cbil da in Short Stories.
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contradiction, that P. P. P. lsthobest
blood purifier In tho world, nnd makes
Iiosltlve, speedy nud permanent cures
n all cases.
Ladle.-, whoso systems are poisoned
snd whose blood is In an iripuro cemll
tlim, due to menstrual Irregularities,
are pooultarly benefited bv tho won
derful tonic and blood cleansing prop
erties of P. p. P. Prickly Ash, Polio
Boot nnd Potassium.
SruiNoi'iELD, Mo., Aug. 14th, 1898,
I can speak In the highest terms of
your medicine from my own personal
knowledge. I wns nfleetad with heart
dlseaso, plonrlsy and rheumatism for
86 yours, was treated by the very best
pliynlelni.H ami spent hundreds of dol
lars, tried every known remedy with
out ilndliig relief. 1 havo only taken
one bol'lo of your P. P. P., and can
cheerfully say It hns dono nie more
good than anything 1 liavoevortal.cn.
I enn recommend yourmedlelnotoall
BUlIerors of the above dlscnso.
MKS. M. M. Yr.AIV
Bpr jgfleld, Green County, Mo.
:U 10 I I
Dctoru itiU alftstl L'iug
lrjr-, - ai.nTss"iiiwai
gr Marvelous Cures
WAL MLDlI-lSt CO"" ciMhlndl'lJlllo.'''1' " '"" nUt'' A''"
For .ale. by JOHN H. PHELP3, Pharmacist, cor. Wvomhm Ave, .nrt rq
i o .i Maiiheed, Muhtly Knilsslvns, NerounM.a drahisnnd less ot power
iii(liieratlvcOri:anofoltb.Tse caused l.yov.rVverlee.yll.r.H,'rVo",,
'VninptbHioi 'Insanity, ('an
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,Dr ,M TRAOiI M.RI,
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a euro or money -f-Tiilnl
Mr On account ot counterfeits wu havo
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Mesii-s. Liei'MAN Bnos., fiavaunah,
Gil: Dkar Hins-I bough: a bottle of
Tour P.P. P. at Hot Springs. Ark., and
It has done mo inoro good than throo
months' treaimout nl I lie Hot, Springs.
Head throo bottles 0. O. D.
JAK. II. NEWTOS,
Aberdeen, Brown County, 0.
Cn?t. J. I. Jolinalou. . o'g-
To nil irhnm it mny concern: I hero- fffi
by testify to the wondered prop, nie.i
of P. p. P. for eruptions of tho akin. I
Dino-reo ior sovt rr.i years with an un
sightly aud dlsugreoablo eruption on
niy faco. I trh-d every known reme
dy lau in vain, until p. p. p. was used,
and am now entirely eared,
(Slgaod by) J. D. JOHNSTON.
Skin Cancer Cured.
Testimony from the Mayor of Sequin,Tex.
Hrqpin, Tex., January 14, 1888,
Miisshh. Lii-pman Bnos., Savnnnah,
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rllntlon from the seat of the disease
nnd prevents nny spreading of tho
sores. I have taken flveor six bottla
nnd feel eoulldent that another courso
will i-rtncc a cure. It has also relieved
mo from Indigestion aud stonuich
troubles. Yuiiim truly,
OAPT. W. M. RUST,
Attorney at Law.
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to uso a moro popular phrase, tho "bo
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