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F Manning - Objectors Lose First Point on WoodRiver Sewer...
Objectors Lose First Point on WoodRiver Sewer City Judge Boynton's Late Petition for Chessen Estate Stricken EDWARDSVILLE, March 25, (Special)—City Judge Boynton of Alton today lost a point in county court as he appeared representing the James Chessen estate in objections to the Wood River Trunk and Relief Sewer assessment roll. County Judge Trares ruled that Boynton's petition objecting to the legality of the roll on the ground that Mrs. Anna Ohessen, administering her former husband's estate had not been given proper notice of the hearing, should ;to> stricken, on motion of attorney. Representing ttie city of Wood River. ., The city won it*.point with.,-she argument that Bbynton had llied his petition of objection after March 6, the date on which Probate Judge Burton, sitting in County Judge Tram' place, had entered an order ending the period/ "^ ' —••~dw™^>&*ffi$ : '2S£-i!2* Wood Rlyer were City Attorney Francis 1 Manning and Attorneys Markham and Donovan of the firm of Markham, Donovan & Sullivan, of Chicago.-^ The Chessen estate objection contended that the court lacked jurisdiction to hear the.ajssessment roll because the notice of filing had been improper, being addressed to James Ohessen, then deceased, instead of to his widow. The city's counsel argued that tiie objectors, on Feb. 4, when the time for filing objections originally was to have expired, had automatically admitted the court's jurisdiction by askinging for an extension of time for filing objections. C. E. Gueltig, former mayor of Edwardsville, and L. H. Holland of Wood River, corporation counsellor for both Hartford and Roxana, were other attorneys representing objectors. The objection of the Chessen estate, however, would not have effected most of the other object ors, Following Judge Trares' decision on the motion to strike the Chessen objections, the hearing was continued to Tuesday morning. At that time, Gueltig said, Introduction of evidence was expected to begin. was don for so that be this the bill

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  1. Alton Evening Telegraph,
  2. 25 Mar 1935, Mon,
  3. Page 1

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