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THE SCttANTON TIUBUN 13-WEDNESDAY, MAY 15, 1901.
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rhe Murderous Assailant of Con3ta-
; Wo Neary. Dempsey nnd Osborne
'Not Yet Apprehended Supposed
' to Bo Hiding with Relatives Some
Incidents of Cobb's Life The
Wounded Men Are improving nnd
. It lias .boon many u day since Car
.. oondalfc was'dlsturbcd as It was by the
excitement wrought by the fury of
'Nullum Cobb, on Monday night, when
liu used Ills knife no freely, Infllctlnff u
half-dozen wounds on three persons,
William O.-ibnrn, Daniel Dempsey and
Constable Kilwnrd Ncury.
The wild, murderous attack of Cobb,
In which ho cut and slashed with the
desperation and ferocity of u madman,
set the town wll4 with Indignation and
feeling ran high against the perpe
trator of the knifing, particularly when
it was learned that Constable Neary,
who has a host of warm friends In the
city, was among the victims of Cobb's
Searching parties were organized to
unit down the notorious Cobb, but the
friendly gloom of the night and his
familiarity with the country through
which he lied served him well in baf
fling his pursuers, and he successfully
eluded them in the .hunt that led them
over tbe southern part of the city and
out Into the country.
The search was renewed today, but
with no success, though clues were
picked that will undoubtedly lead to
the capture of the fugitive.
Cobb is supposed to be in Greenfield
township, where he has a number of
relatives. He has a half-brother, "Jess"
Cobb, whoso home is near Clifford, and
It was thought that he would seek ref
uge under his roof. Acting on this be
lief, Chief of Police McAndrow and
Patrolman Garden drove to Clifford
Just before noon yesterday nnd also
made inquiry and search along the
Yesterday morning, when they ended
their patrols, Patrolmen McAndrow,
Huddy and Carden accompanied Chief
MeAndrew on a search for Cobb, but
were successful only to the extent that
they learned ho hud crossed the On
tario and Western tracks near No. 1
crossing and had taken to the road
leading to Greenfield township. After
scouring that vicinity, the party gave
up the search for the time, and at noon
it was renewed by Chief McAndrow and
Cobb was seen to pass the flagman's
shanty at No. 1 crossing nbout 1 o'clock
yesterday morning. Tie was observed
by a resident of this city, who was
waiting for a car at a point close to
the shanty. The person who saw Cobb
was not aware of the wild doings of
tbe latter, but was struck forcibly by
Cobb's appearance. He was barehead
ed, and fairly flew by the shanty. While
Cobb was unknown to the resident
from here, yet the description of Cobb
fitted so well, besides the other cor
roborating circumstances, that there is
no question of It having been the fugit
ive. The three men who felt the plung
ing and slashing of Cobb's knife are
i.ol in a dangerous condition. None of
them received fatal wounds, though
nil three had the narrowest kind of
escape from the deadly weapon wield
ed by Cobb.
Constable Neary and Dempsey are
in Emergency hospital, and Osborne,
though pale and weakened somewhat
iroiii the shock, was about the streets
Dempsey was taken to the hospital
about l.SO o'clock? yesterday morn
ing. When ho was examined by the
surgeons three wounds were found, all
o,' them located along the left side of
the back. Two of the wounds wore not
more than mere cuts, due probably to
the circumstance that they were in
Jiletcd after the chief cut, while Demp
oy was retreating from Cobb's at
tack. The last wounds, the one which
looked so ugly, is located between
iho llt'th and sixtli ribs. There is a
deep opening, as if produced by a lung
ing blow of the knife. The plura was
entered and the surgeons shook their
, hands gravely as they examined the
opening, for if the knlfo penetrated
an eighth of tin inch deeper the re
sult would huve been fatal,
Dempsey is resting quite comforta
bly and tliero aro no bad indications
in his conditions. He is expected to
Dcmpsey's oscupo from a death
wound was dreadfully close, but
scarcely mote so than Constable
Neary's. The officer's wound extends
from about an inch behind the right
ear and runs in a slightly curved line
down under thu ear and along the
curve of the cheek to almost the point
of the chin. Hud it been but a triflo
lower, the .lugliir vein would have hucn
cut. Cobb, when he stood on the
Delaware and Hudson railroad tracks,
with uplifted hands, as a sign of sur
render, after tho constable yelled that
ho lmd u warrant for his arrest, drew
down bis murderous arm before bis
vlutlm got quite close to him, ami this
circumstance probably saved the olli
It required thirteen stitches to close
They Are Often Together These Days.
They Work Havoc All Over the
Country and in Scranton.
Weak, nervous, the digestion out of
nrr thju is what alls a host of people,-
t comes about in this way; First
liojn overwoik or other causes, the
iierifistHro burdened beyond endurance,
nerve -waste is not replaced, uervu
force is weakened, then the stomach
lusts its nerve. controlling power and
Indigestion follows, with falling
strength. When llrst Dr, A. w. chase's
Nerve I'M" cume to. Scranton people
could" haully be convinced (lint this
great medicine would remove these
troubles. Now It la an accepted fuct,
-because of their cure of ery stubborn
ases no other medicine, would Intiu
Mrs. .J. I. .Johnson, of No. 720 North
.Mala street, rioraiiton, i'u., says; "))r.
A. W. Chase's Nerve Pills aie excel
lent. I wus su dizzy and nervous, and
thu jtomnch digested its food badly,
riils condition Induced a feeling of do-
liillty and lassitude. Hearing of the
iirvo pills at Matthews Uros.' tviu
(ijjiiry luadqiiartfis, coiner Washing-
Neary's wound and after It had been
dressed, lie wanted to leave the hospi
tal. He was so overwrought, how
ever, that the surgeons know It would
lie Imprudent for lilin to venture out,
and he was Induced to remain for a
Osborne, as lie walked about the
streets yesterday,, showed the effects
of the knifing the suiTered. lie was
pale and pinched, and his steps were
slow and feeble. He carries three
wounds, one across the lower part of
the chest, which Is the deepest; one
on the left-side, in the region of the
small ribs, and one on his left arm.
Where Cobb's knife penetrated the
side, the opening Is about two Inches
The clothes of all three of Cobb's
lctlnis are cut In a hair dozen places,
evidence or the ferocity of the attack
of their asasilaul.
Osborne, In conversation with a rep
resentative of Tho Tribune yesterday
afternoon, detailed the circumstances
of the trouble, and ucordlng to his ver
sion a young heifer belonging truCnbb,
which was addicted to strolling away
and eating whatever clothes came be
fore her singular appetite, was the
commencement of the affair.
Osborne's story is that Monday even
ing ho joined Dempsey, who was talk
ing to a Mrs. Jlrudy. their neighbor.
Mrs. Hrudy was complaining to Demp
sey about Cobb's calf, which was In
the habit of devouring clothes that
were left nut to dry. The calf's repu
tation was talked about the neighbor
hood, but It was not until the aston
ished Dempsey and Osborne actually
saw the heifer munching on a garment
that they believed what was supposed
to be a joke.
In answer to a request from Mrs.
Hrudy for advice, Dempsey and Os
borne agreed that Cobb should be sent
for and be requested to take his calf
home. Mrs. Brady set out for Cobb's
hermit home, a few stone's throw
away, and returned with the aged oc
cupant. Cobb was displeased over tho
calf being tied In Brady's shed, and he
grew wrathy. Dempsey, so Osborne de
clares, urged Cobb to calm himself, but
this seemed to enrage the old man nnd
he turned on Dempsey, and before
either of them could interpret ills move
ho had drawn a knife and had plunged
It Into Dcmpsey's side. He then
wheeled about and made a half-dozen
lunges at Osborne, inflicting three
wounds and cutting his clothes in as
many more places. Dempsey wasn't
aware that he was stabbed, and as
Cobb turned on Osborne ho shouted a
warning to the latter, for it was onlv
then that he observed tbe knife In the
enraged assailant's hand. After stab
bing Osborne. Cobb, who has wonder
ful agility, turned on Dempsey again
and cut him 'In two other places. He
fled then, but, on his way home, ob
serving Sirs. Brady at some distance,
he gathered stones and hurling them
after her drove her into the house.
During tlie attack, Osborne says, Cobb
was in a terrible rage and seemed al
most maddened with anger.
AVhen Osborne came to town some
time after fl o'clock, to have his wounds
dressed, ho reported the happening, and
Patrolman McAndrcw apprised Con
Constable Neary has a host of warm
friends here, and when the news of his
disaster went around the town there
were expressions of sincere regret on
nil sides. He Is regarded as one of the
most fearless officers in the city, and
generally he is careful and discreet. In
all tho years of his faithful service this
Is the first misfortune he has encoun
tered, nnd everywhere the unfortunate
happening is exceedingly regretted.
Neary says that he was taken un
awares by Cobb, when he raised his
bands and held them above his head,
ostensibly as surrender, but really to
decoy the constable to his death.
Many stories regarding Cobb are
passed around In the neighborhood of
his hut. He has always been regarded
as queer, and his eccentricities have
caused his neighbors to fear him. Kx
copt when ho visited a saloon, Cobb
shunned everybody and amis equally
anxious about people shunning him.
ITo never worked since locating there,
about twenty years ago, except for a
short time, but seemed to be well
supplied with money.
Cobb lias always had at least a half
dozen dogs, and he trained them to
snap and bark at tho approach of
strangers and to such an extent that
neighbors; always feared to puss close
to Cobb's desolate abode.
A half-dozen rifles and a collection of
knives were among the few possessions
that the old hermit prized and guard
ed. Another indication of Cobb's war
like characteristics Is the large calibre
of the rllles in his small-sized arsenal,
Not any of them Is less than .M-eallbre,
a fact which Is vouched for by Osborne,
who -at one time purloined one of the
rllles from Cobb's dwelling.
Among the crimes which are reputed
to Cobb are the killing of his wife and
brother. The murder of his wife Is
said to have taken place in .lermvii,
over twenty years ago, and the killing
of his brother Is said to have occurred
prior to tills, in the state of Ohlo.whcic
lie was located before settling in this
vicinity. The circumstances of his
brother's death nut said to be as fol
lows, anil bear a icseinblance to Mon
On the day of the crime, Cobb al
lowed his brother to cut his hair for
him, The brother Intended to have a
lunch on Cobb, as there were friends
present, and when he trimmed the hair
on only one side, ho turned his brother
out of tho chair, Cobb, smarting under
the ridicule of his Jesting friends, ran
from the room, .secured a rllle, returned
again, glanced at the mirror and, after
surveying his grotesque looks, tinned
on his brother and discharged the rllle.
blowing llo other's brains out.
Chief MeAndrew and Patrolman
Cnddeu roturned late last evening from
their drive through (lie country In
search of Cobb, Trace of thu fugitive
was found in Greenlield township, lie
having been seen .about tho Jermyn
farm. It is supposed ho la being shel
tered by his relatives In that nectloa.
The teurch will bo continued today.
To Test Welsbach Lights.
The I'urbondalo Gas company has
equipped four vns Jets In the mailing
department of the postoillco with tho
patented Vesb:tch burners, mid has
offered them for a test trial. If satis,
factory tlm lamps will probably be re
tained. Trainmen Paid.
The Delaware & Ilmlnon company
yesteidny paid the trainmen on Pa
lines entering and leaving thle tlty,
A FORTUNE TELLER'S .POWERS.
Mary, tho Dane, a Rentier of Cards,
Was a Conspicuous Figure in Al
derman Atkinson's Court Last
A fortune-teller who lives on Church
street, who Is known as Mary the Dane,
because of Denmark being her home,
and who claims a paying patronage
among the believers In the "black art,"
was tho star attraction at an amusing
hearing In Alderman Atkinson's office
The alderman's olllco was uncomfort
ably filled by the curious ones, who
wero eager to hear the so-called sor
ceress dilate on her powers of presag
ing and forecasting.
The Danish woman was called us a
witness lit a case of larceny and re
ceiving, for it was on her revelations
that the suit was based.
About a week ago a christening look
place at the home of ,Ioe MeDow, ill the
Thlid ward, at which a watch was
stolen from the vest pocket of one
Kraal; Stone, who was one of the
merry-makers at the, celebration. Stone
was at a loss to locate tho thief, but
.Mrs. Stone was more resourceful and
decided to rely on the powers of Mary
the Dane. She sought out Mary, who
shullled and re-shiillled the cards and
cut lliein nnd cut them again before
she read them to discover the knowl
edge that Mrs. Stone, sought concern
ing the stolon watch. As Mary read
the wonderfully wise cards, she told
Mrs. Stone that her husband's watch
bad been taken by a woman, who with
her husband had left the city for a
foreign port, but who would not he
able lo make the journey because of
the Illness of their child, and would be
obliged to return to Carbondale. These
parties, Mary said, whoever they might
be she didn't know, were the guilty
pair. The actual theft, however, was
committed by their daughter, who
afterwards surrendered tho watch to
Now, It came to pass that there were
persons at the MeDow christening,
'where the watch was stolen, that
passed through just such an experi
ence as was related by the fortune
teller. They wero Blasso Andros, his
wife, Zophiu Andros, and Miss Andros.
Thev left here for their home across
the ocean, but got no farther than New
York, because of tile sickness of their
child. The story of the fortune-teller
applied so well to the Andros. who
happened to be at the christening, that
Mrs. Stone had a warrant sworn out
for their arrest on the charge of tho
larceny of the watch.
it was the hearing on this charge
that took place last night, but there
was no evidence against the Andros,
save I he story of the fortune-teller,
anil the defendants were discharged,
The fortune-teller, while she was on
the stand, described her methods of
prying into the future and other vari
ous mysterious searching out of knotty
questions, and she had the spectators
In continuous laughter. She Incident
ally boasted that she bad a host of
patrons among the residents whom she
said were "lots good people."
NEW HIGH SCHOOL JANITOR.
Thomas Theophilus, of Seventh Ave
nue, the Successful Appointee.
Other School Matters
A new janitor for the Carbondale
high school was chosen at lust night's
meeting of the school Iioaid.
The appointee is Thomas Theophilus,
of Seventh avenue. He will enter upon
his duties at once anfl will receive a
salary of S-10 a month.
The selection of the new janitor was
preceded by an 'interesting incident.
Secretary Hughes wanted the janitor
ship disposed of at this meeting and
a permanent man named forthwith.
Mr. Swelgert, however, differed, and
requested that the matter be allowed
to rest for a while. The matter did
rest, but for only a brief period, for
Mr. Hughes revived It soon after and
urged the members to dispose of It.
as the Interests of the board called
for such action.
At this juncture Mr. Swelgert re
tired from I he loom, but Mr. Hughe
continued with ills motion, which wns
seconded by Mr. Gallagher, that
Thomas Theophilus be chosen. Tbe
motion prevnlled and Mr, Theophilus
was declared elected.
The following routine business was
Building committee authorized to
have an electric light suspended over
tin: piano In the assembly room and one
in each of the study rooms at tho cen
Abo to make repairs to the slate roof
of No. :i building.
Notifications were directed to tax
collectors Clifford and Watts to sub
mit their list of tax exonerations on
Monday evening next.
Tho application of Miss Catherlnn
Thomas for tho position of teacher was
received and filed.
All of the members were present but
Piofessol' llockenljerry, .Mr. Moon
was chosen to preside.
Death of Mrs. Mullen.
Mrs, Margaret Mullen, who lived
near the Ontario and Western tracks,
off Brooklyn street, died yesterday
morning of pneumonia. Mrs. Mullen
was born In Ireland llfly-four years
ago, hut lived In this city continu
ously for over thirty years past. Her
husband. William Mullen, has been
dead about twenty-live years,
.Mrs. Mullen was a woman of great
kindness and charity and was beloved
by tho residents of her neighborhood,
Slio was a devout member of St. rtose
church and was an active worker In
tho Holy Rosary socluty. Three chll
diou survive her. They are: Thomas
Million, of 1'orl Clinton. Ohio: Tobias
ami Agues Mullen, both of this city.
Signs of a Biff City.
Two familiar signs of a big city have
been added to the eveery day life or
this city within a few days. One Is a
felloe shining parlor," In charge of two
i lever pollfhers, which In located at
tho cornci of Main street and Sixth
MOTHER GRAY'S SWEET POWDERS
fur Clillilirn. Mollur liuy, fur jcjis ,i nure in
Ilia ( liiMivii' lUiinu in New Voil, IhuIihI tliil.
lildl tllllTN.flllb ltll II Klllul,), HOW llU'lMlfll
.iinl iluu'il in llit iliug vtt.ro. i-jllcil Xltlicr
;u'. swr-ct l'oilcr for lililmi. They are
luinilos u milk, plc.i5.111t In Ijkc ai.il unci nil
A inula turi for Ii'H'iMiihm, i-nnutluiii
liiMtUUu', lltlbili;.' mi'l -I.jiii.u1i ijl.-.jiik'l. uul
linivtc moiiih. At Jll illii; i-ls, ','x'. Sllnplo
nit KIIIX. A'I'Jicm Allen S. Oimlil. I.rlloy,
K. Y. '
avenue. The oilier Is n "hokey-pokey"
lee cream stand, another familiar
sight In the crowded streets of tho
cities In the summer months, which
Nlehola Medici has opened In connec
tion with his peanut stand near the
ADOPTING. SAFETY MEASURES.
New Rail Supporters Being Installed
Along Honesdnle Branch of D. nnd
An umiottneomoiit that will be read
with Interest and satisfaction through
out' this community Is the news of the
precautionary mensurcs which the
Delaware & Hudson rompany Is em
ploying on the llonesdnle branch of Its
Iron supporters, not unlike the fish
plates that link the rail Joints, are be
lug placed alongside the rails for the
entire distance between Carbondale
and Honesdale. These supports have
been tested and have proven effective
and with their use there Is removed
whatever possibility existed of the
rails spreading under the heavy car
leads of excursionists as they were,
hauled down the mountahi-islde.
The supporters spoken of are about
the width of a railroad tie. They rest
unrlght, firmly against the roll and
reach Up to the top of the latter. They
me securely fastened to each tie anfl
are capable of withstanding terrlllc
pressure They net as a reinforcement
to the other means employed by the
railroad company, nnd their adoption
and use wero an outgrowth of tho es
tablished policy of the company, and
one that Is lollglously adhered to, of
reducing4 to a minimum the clangers to
passengers entrusted to Ms care.
The work of spiking the supporters
In place was commenced on Sunday
and will be completed before the open
ing of the excursion season at Lake
Lorture. which will take place on
The completion of Dip work will
bring a feeling of security to prospec
tive excursionists who wcie somewhat
timltl heretofore, because of the grade
which the cars descended, but with the
Introduction of the supporters this
disturbing fear will be readily re
moved. COUNCILS ANNUAL INSPECTION
Committees Rode Over the Streets of
the City nnd Made Observations.
The annual Inspection of the city's
streets was made yesterday by the
Joint streets, sewers and bridges com
mittee of councils, consisting of Messrs.
Fletcher. Hattlc, Thompson. Collins,
Whitfield and Pugllano.
The Inspection consumed the entire
day. 'Whatever street repairs are need
ed, and other Improvements, were noted,
and will be discussed at a meeting of
the committee to be called within a
week or thereabouts.
The matter of establishing a. street
system naming streets that have no
designation, and devising a plan of
house numbering was also considered
and discussed, and steps in this direc
tion will also be taken. While It was
not decided upon, yet another attempt
to have n map of tjji city prepared
with all of the streets will probably bo
made to facilitate the establishment of
the street system.
Tomorrow Is Ascension Day.
To-morrow is Ascension day (Iloly
Thursday) and, Palestine Commandery,
No. 11, Knights Templar, following
their usual custom, will attend divine
service at the First Congregational
church to-morrow evening. The
Knights will assemble at their Asylum
in the Masonic Temple at 7 o'clock
and from there proceed to the church
in a bodv, attired in full uniform.
Tho impiessive services of the Con-
gregationul church will be carried out
to-morrow evening and In addition the
regular quartette, assisted by other
talent, will render lonw special music
under the direction of Mr. Naylor, the
organist. Following Is the service in
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The iliuir will iun-t of .Mis, fiuo. V, Milk,
Ml... .V. Dennett. MUs KUltli IKll.- Miss M.tl.l
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l.nwl.iuil, Willis ,f,i 111,1. ,l,,lin X.ijlui, ni';ani-t.
O'Neill Sent to Jail.
'iliomas O'Neill, of the West Side,
whose arrest was reported In yester
day's Tribune, lias been committed to
.lull by Alderman Atkinson In defnult
of bail .
The charge ngnin.it O'Neill was wife
beating, his wife appearing against
him with a long line of charges of
cruelty and abuse. Tho accused hus
band did not deny the harrowing
tales that Ills wife recited, but coolly
acknowledged his guilt of the assaults
that wete multiplied against him.
O'Neill seemed Indifferent to the con
sequences of his nets and was an ex
ception to the defendant In a case of
this nature. I'sually when an accused
Husband admits his guilt there Is a
bhuw of repentance, but O'Neill af
fected the Indllfeieiico of a stole dur
ing the entire proceeding, Constable
.Moran took him 'to Scranton.
Will Graduate as a Nurse.
Invitations have been received In
tills city to attend iho araudatlou ex
ei'cises of the class of nurses at St,
Mary's hospital. Uroolkyn, of which
Miss Kate O'Hoyle, of tills city, Is a
The cseielses will take place on Frl
la of this week, when Miss O'Boyle.
v, ill leceive her diploma as 11 profes
Mr. O'lioyle Is the daughter of Mr.
nnd Mrs. Thomas O'Hoyle. of Puudaff
Mreot. She was formerly a composi
tor on the Leader anil tilled that posi
tion when she left hero three years
ago to enter the probationers' class at
St. Mary's hospital In the City of
churches. Miss O'Hoyle will enter Into
her chosen field with many earnest
wishes for her success.
Uncalled for Letters.
List of letters remaining In the Car.
bondale. Pu postotllco May 15th, 1001,
for persons unknown: Larry Baker,
(ieorge Carpenter, John A. Glbronj
Fred OleuMjii,. Owen Healey, M. M,
0r e&m. rlL.
MISS LUOV ANNIE IIEISER, OF MINNEAPOLIS, MINX.
Miss Lucy Annie lfeber, 11 graduated nurse of 1 1 1 1 1 - years' experience,
trained and graduated from the Homeopathic HiKpltn! of Minneapolis, Minn.,
wiltes as follows:
Albert Lea, Minn.. Nov. 8, 1800.
The Feiuna Medicine Co., Columbus, Ohio:
Gentlemen "Although ray school does not beltvo In patent medicines,
I have found it to be a fact that Peruna is a grand and valuable medicine.
I have known it to cure Mrs. Sampson, suffering with an inflamed womb,
nggravatert by malaria, after the doctors had failed to help her. Another
of my former patients suffered with, a compllcationof female diseases; she
wns so thin, nothing but skin and bones, but Peruna cured her and she is
today in good health and good flesh. Facts prove that Peruna revives
lost strength and restores to the sick that most wonderful blessing of life
health." Lucy Annie Hciscr.
If all the tired women and all th" nervous women, and nil the women
that needed ;i tonic would read and heeil the words of these fair ladies who
have spoken right to the point, how immy luvall.b- would be prevented and
how many wretched lives be made happy.
Peruna restores health In a normal way.
Perunn puts right all the mucous membranes of ihe body, and In this way
restores the functions of every organ. '
McCann, Hugo Monovlll. John
Matthews, II. A. Mosan, It. T. Wilcox,
Prank Searfoss, Kldridge Snyder, 11.
K. Sparks, Mrs. II. Arnol, .Mrs. Alex
Flowers, Mrs. John Morgau. Mrs. S.
O. Stanton. Jennie Wilcox, Miss Car
rie Stites, John Kowalcyzk. Hlvardo
Nicols. J. If. Thomas, P. M.
Notice to Voters.
Fourth Legislative District Notice is
hereby given to the Republican voters
of the Fourth legislative district of
Lackawanna county that a primary
election will be held on Saturday, May
2 1101. at the regular polling places
between the hours of 4 and 7 o'clock
1). m. for the purpose of electing two
delegates to the said legislative dis
trict in tho coming Republican state
convention to be held in Harrlsburg.
Tho convention to compute the vote
will be held on Thursday. May :!0. 11)01.
at 4 o'clock p. in., in the Hurke build
ing. Carbondale, Pa.
In accordance with the rules gov
erning the district, the candidates will
bo voted for directly by the voters at
the polls and must register with tho
district chairman his full name and
pustofrlco address, and pay his assess
ment ten days before the election, or
his name will not be placed on the ofli
cial ballot, neither will any votes cast
for him be counted.
Tho district vigilance committee in
the various precincts will conduct the
election, and tho result will be report
ed by the return judge to the district
convention, which will bo composed of
the judges of the various districts.
A written notice containing further
instructions will be mailed to each
members of the said district vigilance
committees. James W, Smith.
Chairman Fourth Legislative District.
Attest Samuel S. Jones,
JERMYN AND MAYFIELD.
The school board held their monthly
meeting last evening. After tho ap
proval of several bills, which were or
dered paid, Tax Collector Avery, who
was present, presented a list of names
for exoneration. Tho list was care
fully examined by the board and, with
a few exceptions, the exonerations wero
granted, It was decided to close the
schools on Decoration day nnd on the
following Friday, May :J1, tho school
tevm will end. The new board will or
ganlsio on Monday, Juno ". Three of
the teacliers, Misses Sarah Mullen,
My ra llllls and Gertrude Vail, gradu
ates of the State Normal school, hav
ing completed the required term of
two years teaching, asked to have their
certificates endorsed by the board, so
that they might obtain the state di
ploma. Their requests were granted.
The visiting and building committees
having made their reports, Professor
Harrett Informed the board that May
it would bo observed as exhibit day
and asked them to attend the school
in a body on that day, and on the oc
casion of tho commencement exercises
on Juno I, Doth invitations wore ac
cepted, The meeting wns afterwards
adjourned to meet again Saturday
evening. School Directors-Fleet Samuel
Walters and T. R. Crawford were pres
ent during the evening and showed
much Interest in the proceedings,
The occupants of the Stubb build
ing on Main street wero considerably
slartled on Monday night by discover
ing a big eave-ln underneath tho build
ing. Tho cave, which about similar
in size 10 (hut of a fow weeks ago
near the Nelson building, ami was tlio
deptli of tho vein underneath. For
tunately very little damage was done
to the building Itself and the work of
lllllng In the hole was quickly com
meiiced yesterday morning. About fif
ty loads of ashes were deposited in the
hole yestenlay and It Is estimated that
about fifty more will be required to
There will be 11 class of nwi gradu
ates from tile public school this year.
The commencement exercises will bo
held in Assembly hall on Tuesday
evening, June t, An excellent pro
gramme is being prepared for the oc
casion and, us these exercises aro usu
ally largely attended, there is doubt
ihe hull will be filled on this occasion.
The baecaluureuto sermon will be de
livered by Hev. M. D. Fuller. In the
Methodist Episcopal church on Sun
day, Juno 'i.
Friday, .May !i, will lie observed at
the public schools as exhibit day, when
between the hours of 2 and 0 o'clock
In the afternoon the work of the pupils
for the past year will be on exhibition
for the inspection of the parents and
friends of the scholars. Some of the
work has been specially prepared for
the occasion and specimens of the
work of every pupil may bt- seen. Kvci'y
grade will be represented and It Is very
desirable that the parents attend, us
by so doing they will show their prop
er appreciation and encouragement to
Tho concert under the auspices of
the First Haptlst church will be held
In Assembly hall this evening, The
programme, which is given below, is
one of considerable merit and among
those takiug purl are a number from
out of towns. The proceeds, which are
lo be used for the excellent purpose
of helping defray the church debt Is
one that should commend itself to every
one. The programme is as follows:
Part I Quartette, "List Those Sounds
so Softly Stealing," Miss Myru Hills,
Mrs. Sarah Dennett. Messrs. Green and
Hocking, Jermyn: vocal solo, selected,
Mrs. It. J. Whalen, Carbondale; vocsjl
solo, selected, Herman Sitgraves, of
Peekvillo: vocal duet, Miss Nute and
Mr. Sitgraves, Peekvillo: vocal solo,
Miss Helen Patterson. Carbondale:
recitation, .Miss Anna Nute. Peckville:
vm'al duet. "Flow Gently Deva."
Messrs. Green and Hocking: vocal solo,
selected, Master A, Ilorswell, Jermyn.
Part II Vocal quartette, selected, Al
bert Fstabrook ami party, Carbondale;
specialties, Henry Rattle, Carbondale:
vocal solo, selected. Miss Vivian Lee,
Jermyn: recitation. Miss Anna Nute,
Peckville: vocal solo, selected, .Mrs. H.
J. Whalen. Carbondale; vocal duet,
"The Lost Shp," Messrs. Green and
Hocking, Jermyn; vocal solo, .selected,
.Miss Helen Patterson, Carbondale:
recitation, Miss Jennie Lee, Jermyn;
vocal solo, "The Hid King," Richard
Hocking, Jermyn: Instrumental quar
tette. Professor John Hogarth and par
Mrs. H. N. Diirrelt, of Second street,
lias been spending a few days at Lake
side, Susquehanna county.
The American True Ivorlles, which
commenced their grand session lasi
evening, will be entertained this even
ing by the members of Temple of Love
lodge, No, 7, with an entertainment,
to be held at the Welsh Congregational
church. Following Is ihe programme
to be rendered: Selection, Anthracite
Glee club: address, chairman Owens;
solo, Richard Watklns; recitation,
Thomas J. James; selection, Mozart
ouartotte: address, Rev, J. C. Kvuns;
solo, M. D. Morgans; recitation, Miss
Sallle Prise; solo, Arthur .Morgans; ad
dress, II. P. Davis, Scranton; solo, W.
L, Jones; address, John .1. Kvuus,
grand secretary; solo, .Mrs. Robert
Llewellyn; selection, Mozart quar
tette; recitation, .Miss Sallle Price;
solo, J. F. Watklns: address, Rev. D.
C. Kdwatds; nolo, Miss IMIth W. Wat
klns; selection, Anlilraclie Glee club:
A reception and banquet will be given
by the ladles and wives of the mem
bers at tlie conclusion of tho pro
gramme Mrs. William Jenkins, wife of Musi
clan William Jenkins, of Fnloii street,
died yesterday after a lingering Ill
ness. Deceased Is survived by a hus
band and family. Funeral announce
ment made later.
The drawing for the beiietil of .Mrs.
Goodwin, announced to be held on
Thursday evening, has been postponed
until June I'O. The concert will be
held tomorrow evening.
Attorney John M. Harris lias leturn
cd homo from Philadelphia, where he
appeared before the Supreme court In
tho interest of Taylor borough against
the Lackawanna Telephone com
pany. Tho funeral of the Into Mi. John
Sullivan was at tended hero yesterday
by an unusually large concourse of
sorrowing friends and relatl vc.-. A
high muss of requiem was celebrated
at the Church of th Tmmacillate Con
ception at !i o'clock by the rector. Rev.
J. I'. Mollll.
Tho Taylor t'liloil drain corps will
((ndiU't a grand picnic In Weber's
park on Decoratlun Day, May :iii.
Miss Minnie P.vnns lias returned
fioni her visit to HarJutou.
Tlie members of the Century Hose
company, at their meeting on Monday
evening, decided to gel a new equip
ment of rubber coats ami hats, auard-.
lug thu contract to Tailor Thomas Mc
Laughlin. The company urc also open
From Mrs. Amanda Shumnkor, who
has charge, of thu tli'uminau Depart
ment of the Public Schools, of Coluni.
bin City, Wash., also Past a rand of
Independent Order of Good Templars,
Dr. llartinan iccelvcd the following
Columbia City, Wash.
"i can speak only good works of thu
tepeated boiiollts I have had front thn
tise of Peruna.
"Too constant application to work
last winter caused me to have severe
head and backache nnd dragging
pains. I could not stop my work,
neither was I fit to go on. .Reading
of tho beneficial results from the use
of Peruna I purchased a bottle nnd
within a few days after using It, bo
gan to feel better.
"I constantly linptoved and be furs
the seventh bottle was completely
used, nil pains were gone, my strength
was restored, and 1 now seem ten
"ir I get tiled or fesl bad, Peruna
at once helps me, and 1 feel you de
serve praise for pinning such 11 con
scientious medicine before it suffering
.Mrs. Amanda Shuniaker.
Muttle n, Curtis, Secretary-liCglon 06
Loyal Women, Hotel Sakm, Hostoii,
"I suiTered for
over a year with
ness nnd debil
especially in se
e u t mcdleltvs,
11 one o f whlcli
seemed to help nie
any until a club
me to try Peruna
as It cured her of
constitutional headache and stomach
troubles. 1 at unci- ordered II bottle
and before It was used felt greatly Im
proved "I have taken four hollies and for
two months have been entirely frei
fn.m these maladies. Several of my
friends are using Peruna with ben -lielal
resulls, especially In cases of
troubles with the kidneys and other
pelvic organs, tngofhtr with weak
nt ss"s pe ullar to women."
Peruna Is a speclllc for the catarrhal
derangements of women.
If you do not derive prompt and at
isl'aetoiy results from the use of Pe
runa, write at once to Dr. Ilartman.
giving n full statement of your casu
and he will be pleased lo give you bin
valuable advice gratis.
Address Dr. Ilartman, President of
1 The Ilartman Sanitarium, Columbus, O,
lor the receiving of bids for Hie fur
nishing of new hose.
Taylor lodge, No, 1fi2, Knights of
Pythias, will meet this evening in
Miss Hattlc Mackenzie, of Union
street, made a brief ix to New York
Improved Order of Red Men, No.
2I7. will meel in regular session till?
Preparations are I'olng made for the
fair nf'ihe Prlinlthe Mctho'llst con
gregation, which will open In Swee
ney's vacant store on Lackawanna
street Monday evening, May 7. and b"
continued during the week. A lnrttn
number or useful and fancy artlchs
will be on sale. Thursday evening,
May .".a an Old Country Tea Party will
Miss May llogan, of Scotch street. .
visiting Wilkes-Harre Mends.
Mrs. Samuel Prosser and Miss Kililh
Kvans attended a meeting of Ihe R -beoca
lodge at Ciirhomlulc last even
ing. A seed s.iele.l will be held in Hi
social moms of the Prcsbyteriiu
church to-morrow evening by the Jun
ior Christian Kndoavor society of th
chinch. A line programme has bcii
ari.tnged. Refreshments will b
nerved. Admission 10 rents.
Mis. L. M. Newell, of the Wouiu
Haptlst Home .Mission society of th s
country will speak In the Dlak-I '
Rapllsl church this evening, It will
pay you to hear her.
Mr. and Mrs. 12,1 ward Kvuns Iff
vesterdny for llarrlsburg to visit rela
tives. Lack of a quorum prevented a mer't
ing of ihe council Monday. Allot her
me. ting has been called for next Mon
Professor M. W. Ciimmiugs Is inn
again, after a week's illness.
Mr. and Mrs, Harry Howard have
returned from a visit to' South Gibson.
Miss Nellie Monahan, of Carbondale.
Is visiting M: nnd Mrs. P. J. M -Nulty.
.Misses Annie and Sadie Miickln, of
Scranton, who have been the guests
of Miss Mary Clancy, have rcturne I
.Mis, P. I. .Murphy, of Dunuiorc, spent
yesterday with Mrs. John Ferguson, of
The Olyphant Drowns challenge the
Mooslc club lo a game on Olyphant.
gi oiukIs, Saturday, May IS, Will pluy
a return game the following day, An
swer as soon as possible, Wllllun'
Potter, captain .
The Twentieth Century club gave a
party at the honie of one of their mem
bers, Ray Hinds, last Friday evening.
The usual social dl version :: were In
dulged In, after which ice cream and
cake were served. Those 'H'oswit weio
Messrs, Fred IV Pewi Llovd Travis,
Guy Swarts, Wlulleld Dlrd. Louie Mll
liiid, Joe Wardell, Kdward Grlflln, Day
Watts, Frank Swarts, Frank Cannon,
Ray Iliads, and Misses Maud Warner,
Ruth Richmond, Daisy Wardell, Maniln
Hnrtrec, Ina De Pew, Maria Do Pow
Walter, tlie .voting son of Nathaniel
Kschenbaeh, who has been quite 111, ,s
Mrs. Fnnnle Drown Is able lo be out
again, after several days' illness.
II, L. Gaige made a business trip to
New Voik last week.
Karl Frlsclikorn. of Forty Fort, v,iin
ii visitor among his young friends hen
Philip Nod, of Newark, V J.. Is a
visitor in town.
,1. L. Sherman, the pew barber, and
lamll.v, I Hive moved into tlie Smith
house, on Mill street.
Mrs. 'Richard Dell Is very III with
Another star In the east, Mrs Henrj)
Travis, of Strnudsbiirg, Joined the Oi,
der of the Kastern Stur last week.
Mr. and Mrs. Rozell, of Maplc'LuU't
will move In with their son. Job
Rozclle. next week.
J. N. l!( Illicit fell, while in ills li.u
umf sustained Might Injuries. (
Myrle Lyman, of Scranton, is visllinf
at the home of her grandfather. '
Misses Lizzie and Myra llari'idm
were visitors in Seraiiton on Sundih
Miss Paulino .Megargle is having) bet
Tlie first of the seiles of go.-quq tem
perance meetings, which will ie con
ducted by "the drummer evangelist '
this week, was held lust even in;.
Mlttie II. ( '111 .