Andrew Order

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Andrew Order - A NOVEL INJUNCTION. Keslniiniug « Tyrone Couple...
A NOVEL INJUNCTION. Keslniiniug « Tyrone Couple from Kiiti'riii£ Matrimonial Relations. Andrew Gardner and Mrs. Sarah E. Grafiius, of Tyrone, had secured a marriage license from the clerk of the county court, but the sous of the former who is. a widower, being very much op- posed to the marriage, have halted it at least temporarily, by novel legal pro- ceediugs. J. W. Gardner, tho eldest son, thro his attorney, W, L. Pascoo Esq., peti- rioucd Judge Bell sitting at chambers Monday, alleging that his father is 68 years old, is a widower, of unsound inind, is wasting and mismanaging his estate, and is seeking a matrimonial engagement with Mrs. Sarah Ellen Grafius, a divorcee, and whoso repute in the community is such that Mr. Gardner would not undertake a contract with her were he in his right mind. The court was asked to appoint a commission in lunacy and also to appoint a temporary committee of Mr. Gardner's person and estate. Judge Bell declined to make an order, holding that such a petition should be presented to court in open session. Counsel was directed to present the pc - tition to court Monday, August 1. Later in the day Attorney Puscoe filed a bill in equity in the prothonotary's office, alleging tho above recited facts. A preliminary injunction was awarded, restraining Mr. Gardner and Mrs. Grafins from contracting marriage, and also restraining Mr. Gardner from selling or encumbering his property. The sheriff was directed to servo the papers on all ministers, priests and magistrates not to perform any wedding ceremony between the parties. The court fixed next Saturday at 9 o'clock a. m., at the court, as the time and place of hearing. H. B. Calderwood, of Tyrone, was ap- lointed temporary committee of the >erson and estate of Mr. Gardner. His mud for $10,000 was approved by the jonrt.

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  1. Tyrone Daily Herald,
  2. 28 Jul 1898, Thu,
  3. Page 9

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