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* "Whereupon I stood on a :-ock and spon.?
to them nnd told them how my lord had
come to help them, and hearing this they
took heart and shouted with a mighty voice
that they yearned for vengeance and were
ready to do battle with Vinnen Yusel and
the man on the black horse. And I, think
ing it well to take them while the spirit
was strong upon them, bade them come
down to join my lord, whereat Amood Sinn,
trembling greatly, said, 'Nay, it is better
for us to remain here until all things aro
ready.' 'Thou art more afraid than thy
men,' I said. 'They are but common sol
diers ' he answered. 'The enemy seeketh
not their life, but mine. Peradventure if
we go down with thee he will fall upon us
by the way and slay me.' Whereupon I,
answering, said that forasmuch as no bat
tle could be fought among rocks and gorges
they must come down to tl>e plain. If the}*
did not, then would my lord return to
Marabel, and Amood Sinn's possessions
would go from him and his posterity for
ever. And beiug again sore ashamed he
consented to como down and now Iieth
yonder close by the foot of the mountain
awaiting my lord's behest."
"Thou hast done the part of a brave mau,
Koor Ali," said Abou Kurani, when the
recital was at au end. "I was wroth at the
delay, and now my anger is kindled against
Amood Sinn. Thou hast done right well
in taking the cowardly dog by the ear and
dragging him to the foot of the mouutain.
"We have been surprised here, and a battle
is at hand. Get thou things ready, Koor
-Ali, We will move to meet Amood Sinn.
And nowl must go to Mohammed ben Eldad
Hassam. Eo lieth ill at ease in my tent,
full of excuses for his orare master and
peradventure for himself."
"Yes, it is likely," returned Koor AIL
"My opinion is that he cometh to spy my
lord's strength. He will return if thou let
him to report to Amood Siun, and if my
lord's army bo not enough in their eyes
they will betake themselves to the rocks
"Two can play at every game," said Abou
Kuram significantly, poiuting toward his
The warning which Koor Ali had gi. en
was well timed, for sure enough, when Mo
hammed ben Eldad Hassam had washed and
eaten and rested and paid Abott Kuram the
regulation number of compliments, he pro
posed that he should get an escort and pre
cede the troops in order that Amood Sinn
might be prepared to receive their illustri
ous general in a fashion becoming his rank.
But Abott Kuram had not studied diplo
macy for nothing. "#
"My lord troubleth himself too much,"
he replied, with an insinuating grace that
was wonderful to behold. "We arc soldiers
and will be satisfied with a soldier's wel
come. We are not come hither for feast
ing and ceremonies, but to destroy Y um en
Yusel atd his evil ally cn the black horse,
of whom we have heard so much."
Mohammed ben Eldad turned his eyes to
heaven at this, mentally invoking its pro
tection. "Thinkest thoa steel or lead will
avail upon Lim:-" he asked. "'Tis hard to
"If he come in our way, wc can but try
our weapons upon him," answered Abou
"Thou speakest like the valiant man
thou art," said the envoy sweetly. " Where
fore I would again crave my lord's per
mission to return in advance of the troops.
My royal master will be sore displeased if
le be denied the opportunity of preparing
formy lord's reception."
I "The good Amood Sinn knoweth we are
coming," said Abou Kuram suavely, "and
?thou needst not fear for his princely be
neficence. We do not look for ceremonies
?with the foe in sight. Besides, see the
troops are even now ready to march. It
Were folly for thee, therefore, to hurry
; After that Mohammed ben Eldad could
not further persist, but bis disappointment
and chagrin were evident to all. Ho and
his rraster were committed to the chances
of another battle.
AiiooD sixs's r.n.vvnnr.
j "When early in the afternoon the two
armies effected a juncture, the aspect of
the allies was such as might well have
made Abou Kuram pause ere joining them
In battle against so formidable;::! 0] pom v.i
as Yumen Yusel. Thc rest had given our
men back their spirits. The toils of the
desert were forgotten, and every heart beat
eagerly for the chance of spoil and glory
that was at hand. Amood Sinn's troops,
on the contrary, though they made a great
show of valor and enthusiasm at our ap
proach, were as miserably draggled and
downcast as if they had just crept out of
the mire after a trampling by the enemy,
and all their shouting and brandishing of
arms could not Lide tho deathly fear that
was upon them. To put trust in the intre
pidity of such deplorable los?is was like re
lying on the valor cf a company of scare
I Amood Sinn himself rode out to meet us
gallantly mounted on a richly caparisoned
charger and attended by a suite in magnifi
cent draperies and a blaze of variegated
colors. Nature had given him a soldierly
figure, and being very gorgeously and im
posingly dressed he would, in looks at least,
have been the beau ideal of a military
leader but for the irresolution of tho rest
less eye and a general air of despondency
that, pomp appeared powerless ^o lift.
I The meeting of the two princes, however,
was extremely cordial, both dismounting
and embracing in the presence of thc as
sembled host. But when the preliminary
civilities were over and Abou Kuram
showed a disposition to come to business,
Amood hesitated, made excuses and then
all at once became excited and hysterical.
Launching into a distracted tale of the su
pernatural, which any old wife in Scotland
Would have been ashamed of, he declared
he had had the clearest ocular proof that
the man on the black horse was none other
than satan himself.
j "As for Yumen Yusel," he cried, flour
ishing his sword, "he is but a child in wari
jWere he here now I would shear off hia
cowardly head as a swift reaper taketh thc
ripe barley. But can man prevail against
the devil?" And he cast a doleful look at
Abou Kuram as if to say, "It's really use
less, you know, risking our lives."
I "Perchance he is not satan himself, but
a little devil," replied Abott Kuram, who,
while not without his touch of supersti
tion? held Amood's fancies in contempt.
PX long to set eyes on him; if he be satan,
that I may know his looks; if h? bo aught
else, that I make his body a sheath for this
' "Ismybrother mad?" asked Amood, wit1.:
i "Yea, mad with a thirst for battle," an
swered Abou Kuram. "Will my brothel
give orders to have his men made ready?"
I But Amood had still a multitude of pre
texts for delay. For one thing Abott Ku
rani and his gallant army must be feasted
ere fighting could be so much as thought
of. The march hither had been long and
arduous, and ill befall him if it should evei
be said he had forgotten how to be hospit
able to his friends.
i Abou Kuram, however, was too familia]
with guile to be inveigled. With a mannet
that was the pink of courtliness, yet hac
?hi it more than a suggestion of imperious
ness and austerity, ho declined festivities
saying that feasting would be sweeter nf tei
Victory, and that he would joyously c.**, tin
carcasses of 100 sheep when Yumen l'use
and his satanic lieutenant were crushed
Be was aided and abetted in his policy o
aggression by Ismael Nama?, Amood's sec
end in command, a brave and capable off!
?er had he been free from tl e trammels o
.a pusillanimous superior. Amood yieldec
?reluctant consent, the kettledrums am
.cymbals broke out in noisy rivalry, ant
the troops marched out to bivouac on th
I The chosen spot reached, A mood Sinn de
sired to have a vermilion U nt with luxur
atatjpj Mncanfauerita f.vt u?. imdstiiur?
Jpyright, 1S03, hy John Alexander Steuart!
sirbbgij on what" was hue to"his exalted
rank that Abou Kuram was forced to point
out in undiplomatic language how exceed
ingly awkward luxurious vermilion tents
might prove in case of a surprise or a night
Attack. So, murmuring bitterly about the
unprincely discomforts of a campaign,
Amood moodily atc his supper, said his
prayers and lay down beside the smothered
fires to study the starry sky and await
what further evils fate might bring. The
soldiers lay armed by their harnessed
beasts, gnawing at mutton bones like a
colony of dogs, while Abou Kuram, vigi
lant, active and more than a trifle angry,
moved about giving rapid instructions and
speaking words of stern encouragement.
Slowly the silent night wore on. The
bili bright stars twinkled fitfully, themoon
sailed majestically out into thc empyrean
; spaces for a little and then went her im
! perial way, leaving a darkness that was
I full of vague dread and awesome suspi
j cions. Tlic men, casting their mutton
bones from them, sat up with a quivering
tension of nerve and muscle and looked to
their weapons. Mentally they were count
ing the minutes till the light should ap
pear, for this was the terrorizing interval
of blackness when a surprise would be most
An Arab attack sometimes comes with
the roar of thunder; sometimes with the
stealth and hush of death. When the
troops were beginning to remark with
hated breath that there was to be no mo
lestation from the encm}1, suddenly the
outposts broke into wild yells, and there
was thc spluttering lire of promiscuous
shooting. In haifa second morea ring of
flame engirdled us. By its light we saw a
swarm of rushing demons with leveled
spears charging in among us, and the
screams of pain told how effectually they
were doing their work. We leaped upon
our beasts; we charged hither and thither
in thc pitchy blackness mistaking friend
for foe; and then there fell a silence as sud
den as had been the tumult, for the enemy,
slipping from our fingers, seemed to have
disappeared into the earth.
j\ Abou Kuram and Amood Sinn held aa
I improvised council of war.
"Let us take to the mountains," piped
the latter in a falsetto of shivering fear.
Abou Kuram laid an iron bandon Amood's
; trembling arm.
"The cause is thine, not mine," he said
with a quick but fearful emphasis. "Do
what seemetli to thee good. Only if thou
give not iustant orders that every coward
who seeks to fly be cut down, I and my
men with mc will return as we came and
thou and thy possessions can go to eternal
' It is well: it is weil:-' laughed Amood
Sinn hysterically. "1 did but jest. By
i this right hand, the man who Bieth a foot
; shall have death for his portion. Proclaim
j it abroad. Isn ael Numar. If there beany
man afraid to fight, bi iii-, him here that 1
may cleave th ''og in two! I decree that
all who are afraid shall die thc most miser
able cleat li mind of man can devise. 1
would not go to the mountains without
revenge for tho pasture lands of Njed and
all the flocks that have ever fed on them.
See thou to it, Ismael Numar, that every
coward shall be put ingloriously to death."
"My lord's will shall bc obeyed," answer
ed Ismael Numar, with alacrity.
As the enemy did not return scouts were
sent out to discover his whereabouts. They
came back in tho early morning with the
intelligence that he lay beyond a swelling
in the plain, about a league and a half to
the nor:h, and the army was immediately
put in motion to give him battle.
Keeping his counsels to himself, Abou
Kuram quietly laid his plans about the dis
position of the troops, and by a swift and
adroit maneuver he contrived to get. his
own contingent in the rear. The arrange
ment, as may be guessed, was little" to tbo
taste of Amood Sinn.
Finding himself unexpectedly where the
fighting promised to be hottest, he came to
Abou Kuram with a fine air of gracious
ness ai d a profusion of honeyed words to
beg his "great brother" to accept tho post
of honor in thc van. But the great broth
er's modesty would not suffer him to as
sume a glory that properly belonged to an
other. By all the right of war, all the pre
rogatives of fame and achievement, thc dis
tinction of leading to victory should fal! to
the lion hearted Amood Sinn,'whose deeds
of valor were a theme of inspiration to poet
and warrior throughout the length aud
breadth of thc lam?. It was a le?-son in
guile that would have benefited any cour
tier in Europe to note how those two ex
pert dissemblers wheedled and palavered,
and how mean and worthless each made
himself in comparison with the other.
Abou Kurani protested he was but ns the
dust under the hoof of Amood Sinn's
charger, and Amood Sinn swore a solemn
oath he was not fit to bind the spur upon
Abou Kura uv s heel. Abou said that Amood
was a second Sikander el Rumi, aud Amood
that Abou was in strength and courage as
was Gabriel himself. So the soft blandish
ments and subtle self depreciations went
on as fervently as if each man were con
vinced he spoke gospel truth. But in the
end Abou Kuram was not to be moved out
of his humility, so Amood Sinn, after a
useless expenditure of breath and time,
bad to make the best of his unwelcome
honors. Having regained possession of
himself by this time he accepted the be
hests of fate without a ruffle in his sleek
hypocrisy, though I thought there was
something of a wry twist in his feigning
mouth as he turned to ride to the post of
danger. Xo sooner was he frone than the
manner and look of Abou Kuram changed.
His eyes glowed, Iiis brows lowered, and his
lips were compressed to an ominous thin
"Our brother lieth with a rare persuasion
today," he remarked dryly to Koor Ali, as
they watched the retreating figure, adding,
with a sudden truculency: "By my blade
point, I will drive him into it. I tell thee
he shall fight, or if he fly he shall find a
worse foo in front than behind. Should
the eagle provea barn fowl, by faith, instead
of saving wewill help to pluck it." He
paused, looking over.the assembled army.
"Doth it not seem to thee there is victory
in the looks of these armed men?1" he
And such indeed was the martial and
imposing array that it might well have
made a poltroon into a hero, for thc spirit
of battle was onco more animating the
plumed and bannered host that covered
the ??lain like a sea, its colors aflame and
its anns flashing like thickets of steel in
the early sun. The allies had fled to the
mountains like sheep before ilie wolves.
They bad been found broken, dejected, ut
terly demoralized, because they were with
out a leader, and it was with difficulty they
liad been brought back. But now, side by
side with an array that was fresh and sworn
to conquer, they were renewed in heart
and .-avago fur revengo and plunder. Su
they danced about on caracoling horses or
si radi liing camels, tossing spears and
whirling swords and matchlocks to the
maddening incentive of pipe and drum
and cymbal and a tumult of whoops and
"That is the thirst for blood," said Abou
Kuram. "Bide forward, Koor All, and
help our brother to make haste in Kitting
into battle array. Tell him we must pos
sess that height," pointing upward. "It
will be worth a thousand men."
Eager for action, Koor Ali galloped ta
tlie front with the message, to find Amood
Sinn giving instructions about lighting
fires to roast some sheep and goats that
had been taken in thc mountains. Koor
Ali instantly wheeled his horse and rode
back to Abou Kuram to report, Amood
following distracted at his heels.
"My brol lu i- ?5 impatient," cried Amood,
when he came up. "The men need strength
for tlie toil and heat that are before them.
Wherefore not light fires and cook our
Abou Kurani replied that thc men had
dates and water ready to their hand nm]
would be all the nimbler for not dining tot
well before t he engagement.
"When ll. battle is won my brother will
perceive tney"cbu?a eat witn more iel
and satisfaction." be added, with a j
politeness that admitted of DO dispute
111 pleased, for he had resolved tohea
himself with some handfuls of good i
ton, Amood Sinn once more returned t<
place, and the men without dismoun
hurriedly washed down a bunch of
dates apiece with a draft of lukewarm
I ter. The meager meal was hardly s'
lowed when Koor Ali was careering to
front again with instructions to Amoo
form and make for the height without
The swelling in the plain behind wi
lay the forces of Yumen Yusel had thc
pearance of an enormous billow thn
up in some upheaval or convulsion of
ture and solidified and fixed as it rose,
was the only elevation in the plain, and
above indicated, wa were to possess
Once upon tho crest or ridge we cc
make our own arrangements for annihi
ing the enemy. "We would make our ;
parations at our ease and at the first
portunity spring upon him, crush h
mangle him, sweep him off the face of
earth and leave him neither name noi
heritance among the sons of men. 1
plan was excellent; all that remained1
Scouts were thrown out in front to ]
vent surprise, while the whole force }
pushed vigorously on to be ready for i
advantage that might fall in the wa;
brave men. Abou Kuram hurried np
rear and tried to bridle his impatience.
"It galleth me to be behind," he
marked, "when I fain would be measur
swords with this champion on the bl:
horse. Perchance I may have an oppoi
Perchance he might, and in case he 1
we all felt it would be well for the lieut
ant of Yumen Yusel to have his pray
said In advance.
A second detachment of horsemen \
thrown out and went spurring up
slope as if determined to reap all the gi
of victory itself. Seeing it coming,
scouts, who were now well on, struck sp
to their horses, and a fierce thrill of
pectation vibrated through the main bc
as it, too, quickened its pace. It was goi
to be exceedingly'awkward for the foe
ing unconscious on the other side of 1
billow. That was as clear as the sun tl
flamed in the heavens.
The scouts were riding their hardest, a
in another minute would be on the t<
As they neared the ridge we held our brea
the whole army seeming to pause for a s
nal. The scouts lay flatter and flatter
their horse's necks, and the dust rose ii
denser Line behind them. Presently th
halted, as it appeared, very abruptly. II
they discovered the lurking foe? The so
moss below gave a great united gasp tl
was as the sough of the wind in a fon
and waited with palpitating hearts.
The stoppage, however, was a mere p
caution, for two or three of the scou
slipping from their saddles and flingi
their reins to their comrades, hurried fi
ward on foot, bending low as they ra
The army below looked up pantiug li
hounds on the leash. A deep munn
rumbled on the air, swelled into a hoai
growl, sank and died away-the cry
vengeful men for blood. The cominan
ers, nervously gripping their hilts, moil
ened their dry mouths to give the order f
a rush, the trumpeters hung with trei
hiing trump to lip ready to blow tho dead
blast, the men listened and looked in bot
ful silence. It was the thrilling stillne
that preludes the storm. Next minute ti
thunders and lightnings of a curbed venj
ance would be let loose, and heaven he
The scouts, now crouching like tigers
sight of their prey, crept nearer and near
to the crest. The enemy must be lying
fancied security, as he had been seen
thc dawn. lie would rue his supine i
activity when he woke up amid disast
and death. He could not be on the alei
for our scouts were within a few yards
From the front Koor Ali was wavir
his sword as he looked back for a sig
Abou Kuram, tingling with excitemen
waved his own in return, and in an instai
a cloud of dust rose as Another body i
cavalry flew up the slope. He did not ii
tend that mad burst, yet it was inspirir
to see how it acted on the army. A sava;
roar went up from every man in tho fore
and Abou Kuram tingled as if an electr
coil encircled him.
'.'Forward! forward!" he shouted, mal
ing circles of light with his sword. Trun
pet and kettledrum blared and rattled, o
fleers scurried about yelling orders no or
heard, and the men, howling like an e
caped menagerie, goaded their plungin
beasts. And then when all were so inter
on rushing to victory and spoil that thei
were no eyes for what was going on abov
nil at once there was a crackling of mu:
ketry on the ridge, and looking up, the vet
beating of our pulses suspended, we saw :
dark with warriors as if dragons' teeth ha
sprung up armed men. A line of whit
smoke ran zigzag aloug the top: ere v
could realize what had happened anotht
spurted out with vicious points of fire i
the midst. The scouts on foot fell to
man, and many were brought out of thei
saddles. A few shots were fired wildly i
return, and the scouts wheeling abou
dashed back at twice the speed with whic
they had ascended.
In half a minute they were among th
first body of horse that had gone out aftc
them and turned it. In half a minute mor
the second detachmert was met and turne
in dire confusion, and the whole, with
rushing pavilion of dust, came sweeping o
our own advancing lines, though the enem
refrained from pursuing.
Amood Sinn did not wait for the SIIOCK
Raising his arms to heaven with the des
pairing gesture of a fatalist, he went abou
and fled os fast as a fleet horse could carr
him; his men, too, urged by a vivid remeno
brance of the past, promptly followed thei
general's exemple, and came pellmell upoi
our contingent in the rear, trampling am
battering with more than the madness am
fury of a foe. I saw then for the first tim
that of all terrible spectacles on earth th
most tembl? is the first explosive burst o
panic stricken troops.
For a little Abou Kuram looked on the de
moralized mob speechless with horror am
anger, then hastily ordering Koor Ali, wh
had galloped back, to stop the rabble o
slay them, he dashed in pursuit of Amoo<
Sinn, I following to the best of my ability
"What meaneth this?" he yelled, cominj
up to the scudding general. But Amooc
Sinn could not stay for answer, so Aboi
Kuram throwing etiquette to the wind,
clutched at the bridle and brought the fly
lng steed on its haunches with a might;
jerk. For a moment his passion deniec
him utterance, and he only glared on hil
surprised and quaking captive.
"This is a seemly thing to do in sight o
the whole army!" he roared at length, am
I thought he would have slain the other oi
the spot. "This is an example to set! Ari
our names to be branded with shame, as i:
we were sick women? Get thy men about
or, by this right hand, I will have then
speared like swine as they fly!"
Amood Sinn, answering something in t
quick, shrill voice about tho futility oi
encountering satan, tried to justify th<
"How knowest thou he is sntan?" do
manded Abou Kuram scornfully. "Me
thinks thou wert in too much haste ir
getting away tp know what he is or ever
if he be with Yumen Yusel."
".My brother is wroth," answered Amooc
insinuating! j-, "but he knoweth notwhatil
is to come face to face with the devil.'
Abou Kurani shook himself in a spasm ol
"I knew not," he said curtly, "that 1
came to fight with one whose spirit lefl
lum at the thought of battle. This is noi
a time for words. While we talk Yumec
Vusel maketh his opportunity out of thj
fears and delays. Make thy choice quick
ly. If thou choosest to fly, from this mo
ment reckon me thine enemy. Thou hast
fair warning. I will join myself in slaugh
1er to him whom thou callest satan, and
there will not so much asa man of thine
anny escape to tell the tale of thy dis
"My brother jesteth," returned Amood
Sinn, with a sickly smile.
"Fly, and thou shalt sec," answere.l
Abeu Kurani, and t here was a look on his
darkened face that was not to be misunder
With a double fear now upon him,
Amood turned with what heart a hunted
coward might have to rally his scattcrr I
forres. Already they had been checked in
their headlong flight by our men, who
stooil with a fierce loyalty by their leader's
order to stop or slay, and Koor Ali, ener
, getically aided by Ismael Kumar, was try
J ing to beat them back into some sort of
It took a great deal of exertion and a lav
ish use of many kinds of language more
profane than pious to induce tho cow ering
wretches to accept the definite idea of fight
ing again. Bat partly by vigorous maul
ing, partly by threats and couxings and re
proofs, some sort of order was at last
evolved out of the reeling chaos. As it
would be courting disaster to charge up
the hill, it was decided to retire a little dis
tance, marshal ourselves and await the
overtures of the enemy.
Yumen Yusel's men were now swarming
like a cloud of locusts over the billow, and
with every symptom of leisure and self
confidence completing their arrangements
for battle. "We Avere to have occupied that
height, but by the chances of war tho posi
tion fell to the other side, JO, as the Scotch
say, we stood there and grinned at them
till they were ready to come down.
I looked intently, as you may suppose,
for the man on tb? Dlack horse. At first
he was not visible, but presently appearing
at one side he rode along the lines ata band
gallop. A conspicuous object, all eyes
were instantly upon him, and many tongues
began to gabble excitedly.
"There goeth satan," cried Amood Sinn
in tho screeching tones of fright, and he
fell to cursing the man on the black horse
with all the curses known to the Moslem
religion, supplemented by many of his own
invention. The warrior above, however,
in no wiso affected by the maledictions
poured upon his unconscious head, con
tinued to ride to and fro, altering forma
tions and dispositions and otherwise com
pleting his preparations for the tussle that
was at hand.
Abou Kuram watched his movements
with the intentness of an act'vc ri val.
"Methinks," he remarked ^?mhcantly.
"that satan showeth marvelous skill in
marshaling an army."
"He hath the fallen angel's skill," piped
Amood. Then all at once and with intense
excitement he screamed: "See, seel They
are comingl They shall destroy us utterly!
Not a man of us shall escape!" and he cost
alook to the rear-I think in spite of himself
-to see if the coast were clear for. Sight.
Abou Kurani shot a glance of contempt and
disgust upon him, but said not a word.
A body of the enemy's cavalry, consist
ing of perhaps 200 lances, had detached it
self and was coming down the slope at an
easy trot. When they had traveled a short
distance, the camel men also began to move
toward us, slowly and without noise or ex
citement. Under the directions of Abou
Kuram, who now assumed supreme com
mand, 300 lances cantered out from our
side to meet those coming down the slope.
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J HIS celebrated horse so favora
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A big lot of Collar Pads at 35
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IE: p p p Pimples, Blotches El
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5- PRICKLY ASH, POKE ROOT ~-7 Z ? .
gr- AND POTASSIUM Catarrh, Malaria -g
g Makes and Kidney Troubles ^
Marvelous Cures ?"?">"'J^P.M. ^?
TjT -Prickly Ash. Poke Root and Potas
' . _ - . . slum, the greatest blood purifier on ?
Sr in Blood Poison ""^""^.^ ~S
jrrifc MESSRS. UPPMAN BROS.. Savannah,
nu _. ? Qa.: DEAESIRS-I bought a bottle of
<gP>- - KnDIIITIQflCrYl your P.P. P. at Hot SpriDgs,Ark.,and
^- I IllUUlllUUOIIl it has done mo moro good than three
*y MBMHH^HMMHHM m o ri t h s't r 6 atm e n t a c t li o Ho t Sp rings.
0!$?- . _ _ _ Bend three bottles O. O. D. ?gfl1
sr-and Scrofula topectww
g>-- wm wmm Aberdeen, Brown County, 0. ? <g?
P. P. P. purifies the*blood, builds np Capt. J. D. Johnston. --<SP
(rrr> tho weak and debilitated, gives - ., i ... _ * ._ -siB
TT strength to weakened ?ervos, expels ^ ?. all whom it may concern: I here
?S> dlseasos.glvlng tho patient health and by testify to the wonderful propertlea <g
rnfc happiness whore sickness, gloomy of P. P. P. for eruptions of the akin. I
feelings and lassitude first prevailed, suffered for several years with an un
-? ?- i i-M-M sightly and disagreeable eruption on . ^fl>
Forprimary.seoondary and tertiary 5f?S??SuOT P^ST -<S?
syphilis, for blood poisoning, merci- S?1I5??8!S? *5
g? rial poison, malaria, dyspepsia, and *^i^ori hr! T yn JOHWSTOV ^
in all blood and skin diseases like (Signed by) J. D. JOHNSTON. -
blotches, pimplos, old chronic ulcers. Bavannan. Qa. ~-^t\W
tetter, scald he:.d, bolls, erysipelas. Skin Cancer Cared. 0m^kW
fTn-m eczema-we may say, without fear of ^
*^T~ contradiction,that P. P. P. la the best Testimony from the Mayor of Sequin^Tex.
. blood purifier in tho world,and makes
STO^_^ positive, speedy and permanent cures BEQOIN, TEX., January 14,1893.
in all cases. MESSRS. LIPPMAN BROS., Savannah, --^Br
Ladles whoso Rystems are poisoned
GJP*"-' and whoso blood ls in an impure condi
tion, due to menstrual irregularities,
nro peculiarly benefited by the won
derful tonio and blood cleansing prop
erties of P. P. P.-Prickly Ash, Poke
Root and Potassium.
SPRINGFIELD, Mo., Aug. 14tb, 1893.
-I oan speak in the highest terms of
your medicine from my own personal
Knowledge. I was affected with heart
dlsoase, pleurisy and rhonmatlsm for
35 years, was treated by the very best
fibyb'lclans ana spent hundreds of dol
ara, tried every known remedy with
out finding relief. I have only taken
ono DOttlu of your P. P. P.. and can
cheerfully say lc bas done tno moro
good than anything I have ever taken.
I can recommend your medicine to all
sufferers of the abovo diseases.
MRS. M. M. VEARY.
Springfield, Oreen County, Mo.
and Kidney Troubles^
Are entirely removed by P.P J.
-Prickly Ash. Poke Root and Potas
sium, the greatest blood purifier on
ABERDEEN, 0.. July 21,1891.
MESSES. LIPPMAN BROS.. Savannah,
Ga. : DEAS SIRS-I bought a bottle of
?'our P.P. P. at Hot Springs,Ark..and
t has done me more good than three
months1 treacmentat the Hot Springs.
Bend three bottles O. O. D.
JAS. M. NEWTON,
Aberdeen, Brown County, 0.
Capt. J. D. Johnston.
To all whom it may concern: I here
by testify to the wonderful properties
of P. P. P. for eruptions of the skin. I
suffered for several years with an un
sightly and disagreeable eruption on
my face. I tried every known reme
dy but in vain,until P. P. P. was used,
and am now entirely cured.
(Signed by) J. D. JOHNSTON.
Shin Cancer Cured.
Testimony from the Mayor of Sequin, Tex. '
SEQUIN, TEX., January 14,1893.
MESSRS. LIPPMAN BROS., Savannah, <
Qa. : Gentlemen-I have tried your P.
P. P. for a disease of the skin, usually '
known as skin cancer,of thirty years' .
standing, and found great relief; it
purifies rue blood and removes all lr- 1
ri talion from the seat of the disease .
and prevents any spreading of the
sores. I have taken five or six bottles '
and feel confident that another course ,
will effect a cure. ' It has also relieved
me from indigestion and stomach .
troubles. Yours truly,
CAPT. W. M. RUST,
Attorney at Law.
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