M F Manning

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. OBJECTIONS ARE FILED TO TAX ON IMPROVEMENTS Crisis Developes in Wood River Tangfls as Jterf of Efforts to Collect Taxes Claimed as Paid. As indicated in the Telegraph a few days ago, objections were ified in the County court today by a number of property owners In Wood River to prevent the collection'of certain special improvements' taxes charged aga'nst their property and which the properly owners contend they have paid, but have not receipts to show for the payment. In this connection, resolut'ons have been served embodying a special demand on S. A. Beach, former village pres'dent and chairman of the Board Liv- 11; 16; 5; of e,r, asking an account'ng; also another demand has been served, on M. F. Manning, former village tras- urer, that he pay the cost of the recent audit of the books at Wood River, which disclosed that lack of adequate system in keeping records had made it impossible to account for $21,000. T£e village officials of Wood River are understood to be paving the way for further litigation to straighten out the tangle in financial affa.'rs in Wood River disclosed by the, recent aud't of the village records. The objections filed today -will cover a large P ar t of the taxes claimed to be due, but for which no re- ce'pts are held beyond receipts for tu- stallmenls dUc subsequent to those not paid. The property owners aro Inclined to stand on the ground that possessions of rece'pts for sixth of seventh Instalments would be prlma facie evidence that previous instal- ments had been pa'd.

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  1. Alton Evening Telegraph,
  2. 12 Jun 1922, Mon,
  3. Page 1

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