TRIG QUE OF THE fflVER SUITS. Testimony in Case of Jicob Hartman Against the Serin - ton Steel Company. MANY OF SIMILAR KIND. One of fifty or more damage suit brought against different corporations to determine whether they are liable for the alleged narrowing of the Lacka wanna river in the Scranton flats waa tried before Judge H. M. Edwards ia the main court room this morning. Jacob Hartman, of 1105 South Washington Washington avenue, is the plaintiff in the suit on trial, and the defendant ia the Scranton Steel Company. The case being being tried is in the nature of a test case and will probably decide some of the other suits pending with the same cause of action.