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F Manning - PAGE TWO Hearing Opened On Wood River Vote...
PAGE TWO Hearing Opened On Wood River Vote Injunction Argument* mi Demurrer Filed by City Heard This Morning Nearly nil the city official* of Wood River as well ns other Interested Interested parties were assembled In Circuit Circuit court In Edwardsvlllr today foi an expected hearing on two actions growing out of the recent election In that city which resulted In a dispute as to who was elected alderman from the Third ward. James Orecn and others had secured secured a temporary Injunction last Friday to restrain the city officials from proceeding with plans to hold another election In the Third ward, and on the same day Louis Koennecker Koennecker filed a petition for mandamus mandamus to force thn Clly Council to ' declare him clectrd to the Third ward set which also is claimed by William Traband. Both petitions had been set clown for ft hearing today. The first proceeding taken up before before Judge Brown today was the injunction action. Francis Manning and Charles G. Gueltlg, representing the city ot Wood River, sought time to file an answer and were granted 30 minutes time by the court. At end of that period they filed a demurrer, demurrer, and this was the subject of argument not concluded when the noon recess was declared. Later in the day, if time pcrrm> ted, It was expected that there would be a hearing on Kocnnecker's petition for a writ of mandamus. Koenneckcr In his petition for mandamus claims election by one vote. The unofficial report after the election was that the count stood 182 for Koennccker and 181 for Traband, Traband, with a ballot on which a single mark was made instead of a cross in the square opposite Traband's name being thrown out. Traband In A petition to the Council Alleged Illegal votes had been cast for Keen- neokcr, and sought to hav,c a hearing hearing on the count before the Council. The Council, howeve.r decided to solve the election dispute by calling a special election In the Third ward for Friday, May 18. And it is this election that Green and others In their petition seek to have forbidden by Injunction, Judge Brown last Friday issued a temporary restraining restraining order pending the hearing today today on whether that order should be made permanent.

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  1. Alton Evening Telegraph,
  2. 04 May 1928, Fri,
  3. Page 2

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