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TIIE SCIIAOTON TRIBUNE MONDAY NOVEMBER 19, 1894.
LACKAWANNA WON THE SUIT
Sew ,yorh Parmer's Claim That the
Tracks Caused a Severe Flood.
INVOLVED 1 J1AXY THOUSANDS
After Flvo Days of Spirited Litigation and
Kxpcrt Testimony tho "Judge Took
the Case from the Jury and
KcjcuscJ the Company.
A litipatlon which terminated Friday
in Livingston county, N. Y., included the
Delaware, Lackawanna and Western
railroad as defendant and renders Im
probable further action of a large num
ber of land owners whose, farms were,
claimed to have been damaged by flood
, to the-extent of many thousands of dol
lars through the building of the com
pany's line of road. The circumstances
are peculiar and Interesting.
The suit Just ended. was begun last
week Monday In Genesee before Judge
Yeomans. John E. White, the plaintiff,
was represented by Attorney Hastings,
of Mount Morris, and ex-Judge Nash, of
Batavla, The defendant company was
represented by such eminent counsel as
Attorneys John J, Vilburn, of Buffalo,
and Charles J. Blssell, of Rochester. In
tense interest was attached to the case
from the fact that its result bore upon
suits ..which might follow In case the
plaintiff was successful. However, the
case was taKen from the jury and a
decision made that the company was
not liable. ' '
'District of Semi-Annual Flood. '
Vt'hfen the Lackawanna system was
extended tn Buffalo the company leased
. the New York, Lackawanna and West
ern road, which traversed the Oeneseo
valley. In the spring and fall of nearly
every year-the valley to the distance of
six or seven miles, and for an average
width of a mlje, would be overllown.
In iSS9 the region was visited by an
unusually severe flood, which created
great damage, and the cause was at
tributed to the company by the plaintiff,
Mr... White. The amount-of damages
was not specllled.
Tho line of road running west crosses
the Canasersi?a creek, about- six miles
from the creek's Intersection with the
Genesee rlvt and runs paralell 'with
the .smaller stream- all the distance.
At the time of the alleged dama;;o the
tracks and embankment separated the
stream from the Hooded district. The
plaintiff's claim was, In substance, that
the company had not provided for the
passage of the receding waters through
Its embankment And was the cause of
serious Injury to the farm lands, which
were submerged for four days. In de
fense the company proved that it only
took thirty hours for the water to over
flow the land, and it had provided suffi
cient sluiceway for It to recede, In the
earne length of time.
After five days of spirited trial and
expert testimony of engineers. Judge
Yeomans took tho case from the jury
and decided the plaintiff had no cause
Lay Reader Charlea Fraser preached
two excellent sermons at St. David's
church yesterday, in the ubsence of the
rector, Mr. Mill, who was administering
communion at Tunkhannock.- . .
George R. Sanborn, of - the Rescue
Mission, and F. .W. Pearsall, of the
Railroad Young Men's Christian asso
ciation, occupied th pulpit of the Cal
vary church yesterday. ( , , '
''.A' ti und.rallji'of"4h JSundijt- iclioutfi
of the Scranton Street Baptist church
was held by the teachers and other olll
cers. Special music was rendered by
the choir: '
Captain Fattie Watklns, of New York,
conducted the services at the Salvation
Army barracks, Hyde' Pui k, throughout
Bishop Nicholson will hold a Confirm
ation service at the Grace Episcopal
church, Wyoming avenue, - tomorrow
evening at 7.45 o'clock,
i Bible day was celebrated at the West
Market Street Baptist church last night,
when an excellent programme was per
formed aiu a substatl,al offertory was
taker, for the Publication society.
Few citizens have heard of the Scran
ton Berean club, which Is accomplish
ing such excellent work In the ranks of
the young men of tho city. The cjub
has been organized by Secretary Mahy,
of the Young Men's Christian associa
tion, and has fifty-two members In the
first branch and fifty members In the
railroad branch, under the direction of
F. W.. Pearsnll. The member,! Wear a
badge with an Impress of the letter W
signifying "Waiting; Watching, Will
ing, 'Working, Winning," and are also
pledged to a systematic course of BRle
study, which is undertaken chiefly on
Saturday evenings at the Young Men's
Christian association rooms and on
Tuesday evenings at the railroad rooms.
A. W. Dickson delivered an excellent
address at the afternoon meeting at the
Young Men's Christian association yes
terday. At next Sunday's meeting Mr.
and Miss Mechlem, of New York city,
will leuder harp and saxophone duets.
St. Luke's Magazine for November is
a. very blght numbec-and contains nn
Interesting recapitulation of the work
How Irs.Becse Became a Convert
Ilcr Arm Wa9 Useless, and Could
' ' Not Be Moved Without Paln
IIow She, Was Cured.
Mrs. John Reese, South Pottstown,
Pa., says: "It is now .about a year since
I was cured of one of the worst attacks
of rheumatism I ever had. I had' tried
all kinds of remedies and had several
docturs,..but nothing did me any good;
so I concluded to try Munyon's Reme
dies;' I never had any' faith in homeo
pathy; I confess now I am a firm be
llever,4n it. After, taking the Rheuma
tism remedy a few days Iv was able to
ralBe my arm,-which I had not moved
for two weeks' without the most in
tense torture. Within a short time I
was completely cufed, and it was per
manent, for during the past year I have
not had the llghtest return of the dis
ease." ' "'
-Wunyon's Rheumatism Cure Is Kuar
anteed to cure rheumatism Jn any part
of the body. Atfute or muscular rheu
matism cured In from one to five days.
It never falls to cure Bharp, shooting
patns in tlfe.arms, legssUles, back or
bre'aBt, or soreness in any part of the
body In from one to three hours. It Is
guaranteed to promptly cure lameness,
stiff and swolen joints liff back,' and
alVpalns In the.hlps iffd loins. Chronic
rhiuniatlsin. sclatlont, lumbago or pain
In the baclf are'speefjlly cured. " " i
tytunyon's Homeopathlo Home Rem
edy companjN of Philadelphia, put up
specifics for nearly every disease, which
are sold by all druggists, mostly for 25
cents a bottle. - . . .
of the past month and the current work
of the various guilds. The rector writes
a pithy account of a week's work as
taken from his diary which will surprise
many members of the ch.urch Who other
wise would not appreciate the numer
ous call upon a clergyman's time.
IS LOCAL THEATERS.
Tonight the Frothingham lady or
chestra will give the Beyond of its series
of concerts at that beautiful play house.
It will be assisted by Miss Pauline Glld-don-Chapman,
cornet soloist, and Fred
Emerson Brooks, the California poet
humorist. An evening of rare enjoy
ment is in store for those who attend
this concert. Among Mr. Brooks' noted
compositions are the following, which
he will recite: "The Wasp at the Camp
Meeting," which illustrates .the devil
ment of two young Americas; "Old
Ace," which describes a horse race and
has a vein of delicate humor; "Little
Tim's Tobacco," a pathetic story: "The
Orthod-Ox Team," a description of a
Callfornlan's twelve-yoke team; "Oh,
Ye Yus," how a Yankee boy sparks.
The admission price will be but 50
cents; no reserved seats.
II II II
At the Academy of. Music .tonight
"The- New South" will be produced, as
a benefit for the ;Nay Aug Hose company.-
It is the most successful Amer
ican play that has been given to fho
public in the past few seasons. Joseph
R. Grismer and Miss Phebe Davis, two
well known stage favorites, sustain the
leading roles. -
II II II
McKenna's Flirtation," a laughable
farco comedy that has been seen before
In this city, will be, produced at the
Frothingham tomorrow night. The
company that will be seen In It here is
very strong and evenly balanced. The
singing Is especially commendable, and
tho airs are tuneful and harmonious.
To all lovers of rollicking, healthy fun,
taking from a class of real life in New
York, there Is no play that affords a
better chance than "McKenna's Flirta
tion." I' I' II
"Tim the Tinker," the Irish comedy
drama in which John E. Brennan. Is
starring this season, will be seen at the
Frothtngham Wednesday and Thurs
day nights. It Is an exciting and well
constructed drama and has a number
of clever mechanical effects.
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Charles A. Hartley, the Scranton boy
wno nas won such rame in New York as
a ventriloquist, will appear at the
Academby of Music Thursday evening
and give an entertainment, assisted by
his own specialty company, every mem
ber of which is a star.
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Friday and Saturday evenings and
baturday afternoon the "Country Cir
cus," will be given at the Frothingham
under the direction of Jefferson, JClaw
& Erlanger. It Is the biggest Indoor
entertainment given on a stage any-
II H II
A gymnastic exhibition will be given
by the members of the Scranton Turn
Vereln Monday evening, Nov. 26.
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Manager Davis lias secured a great
attraction for the coming week In Will
iam O. Austin's Glganteans and famous
Living Pictures," which will come di
rect to Scranton after a straight run'oi
six months at the Palace theater. Bos
ton. Every precaution" has been taken
by Mr. Davis and a written guarantee
given that no Indelicate picture or scene
is introduced, but that the whole per
formance is a first-class entertainment.
The press records and . recommenda
tions sneak unusually well of the com
pany, and there is no doubt
but' that the reputation of this popular
nouse win be more than sustained dur
ing the coming week.
"City Government." a nln
James Gilbrlde, of this city, and said
to deal With councllmanic corruption
and boodle, will be given in' Scranton
next spring. The scenery is said to In
clude the Elm Park church and the
chimes of that edifice nro tn ua -
- - w m. . ciji in
duced. Olir Una nt yiftn, L ... , . ..
lln uuiL-uununs is tne
handsomest, as well as the most conven
ient In the city. Bavldow Bros.
ANOTHER HOOD MOVEMENT
An Emergency Club ho lid Organized in
Arrangements are belnir mndn tn
organize an Emergency club In the city,
with headquarters av the Young Men's
Christian association. Tho work has
been carried on for.many years In Eng-
iuiiu unoer tne name of the St. John's
Ambulance association, nnd th mnvo.
ment will be set on foot upon the same
lines in tnis clt.
Such a club will nmw nf mn.
benefit, as the physicians and surgeons
nve oeen approached and have prom
ised to give free lectures and lessons
weekly upon the ImDortant wni r
''first aid" in cases of heeldont . ti
membership will be free and tii'i !
cellent opportunity will nmhui.i. k
grasped by miners, mechanics and rep-
i-rcmu lives oi otner trades where lia
bility to accidents exist.
Wa VlQI.A CiikIIm hll. ...
Gents ask to sop them. Davldow Bros.
KI.I.XE WAS VINDICATED.
Arbitrators Estimate the Damage to Ills
i.naractcr at $25.
Mrs. Mary Langan openly alleged
that James Kline and another man
drove her cow out of her yard and to
the pound bo that they could collect the
pound-fee. .He' sued her for slander
and placed the case in the hands of
Attorneys Hulslander & Vosburg. At
torney Joseph O'Brien was engaged by
Court appointed as board of arbitra
tors Charles E. Olver, John Edwards
and E. H. House. After hearing the
evidence on both sides an award in
favor of the plaintiff of $25 was given.
And If you want to be an early riser,
think of Davldow Bros, alarm clocks.
217 Laeka. ava.
RHEUMATISM in the back, shoulders,
nips, ankles, elbows, or wrists, Is caused
Mv accumulation of add In tho blood.
Hood Sarparllla neutralizes the acid
and cures rheumatism.
HOOD'S PILLS a"re the best family
catarth e and liver medicine. Harmless
and reliable. .
Opera glasses at Davldow Bros.
The $40,000 School House
fnf 1 , . K I n ........ 1 . . .
avenue mis ueen let ana will
be commenced Immediately. There are
fit 111 n fnur mnra In. a l.ff n. i .
- - ...v. , . u . . l ai a iuw price.
Office, Theater Lobby.
Our one dollar solid gold stud is the fad
Guaranteed. Davldow Bros.
, .M.55 to New York and Return.
Special exouralon to New York via the
popular Central Railroad of Now Jersey
on Tuesday, Nov. 20. Rain or shln
Faro $4.66 from Scranton, and all Inter
mediate points, Plttston, Miners, Parsons
Wlkes-Barre. A HrBt-class refreshment
car In charge of the Union News company
will be attached at Wilkes-Barre. Qood
to return on any regular train within Hve
auys. L.eavo scranton a. m.
LARKIN GETS $700.
Two Juries Keach Verdicts and One Agrees
n ho Disagree.
He sued for 2,500, but a Jury gave
Michael Larkln, of West Lackawanna
avenue only $700 for damages sustained
to his property by the widening of tho
A Verdict for the defendant was ren
dered in the replevin suit of John P.
Jones against William Maxwell and
In the trespass suit of William Mc
Manes against George Cooper, the Jury
could not agree and were discharged. .
pnd rapidly growing, children
derive more benefit from Scott's
Emulsion,than all the rest of the
food they eat. Its nourishing
powers are felt almost immedi
ately. Babies and children thrive
on Scott's Emulsion when no
other form of food is assimilated.
stimulates the appetite, enriches
the blood.overcomes wasting and
gives strength to all who take it.-
For Coughs, Colds, Soro Throat, Bron
chitis, Weak Lunt;s, Emaciation, Con
sumption, Blood Diseasos and all Forms
Of Wasting. Send for pamphlet. Free.
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roofs, also to brick dwellnKs, which will
prevent absolutely any crumbling, crack
Ins or breaking of the brick. It will out
last tinning of any kind by many years,
and it's cost docs not exceed one-llfth that
of tho cost of tinning. ' Is sold by tho Job
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DR. W. H. HACKER,
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This bank offers to depositors every fa
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Special attention given to business ac
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