The Auburn Water Muddle.
The seat of the famous Auburn water-works war has been transferred to Portland, Me., and a hearing was begun in the Supreme Court, Tuesday, before Judge Walton. The city of Auburn was represented by ex-Attorney-General Baker, Mayor Bolster and White & Carter. The city got an act through the legislature enabling the city to buy the water company’s plant and franchises at an appraisal. The appraisal was fixed at $200,000, and the company agreed to sell and gave a deed to the trustees. This was apparently satisfactory to the city, but now they are appealing to Judge Walton to have the deed changed so that it will be made out to the city instead. The legislative act provides that in case the deed is unsatisfactory the city may apply to the supreme bench for a hearing. The time allowed for the city to make the first payment of $100,000 is thirty days from the date of the approval of the deed by the judge.