WHITE PLAINS’ WATER FIGHT.
An attempt was made on Wednesday in the Supreme court, borough of Brooklyn, to upset the report of the commissioners who were appointed to appraise the value of the plant of the Westchester Company’s water works in the suit begun by the village of White Plains to acquire the property by condemnation proceedings. Justice Jesse Johnson declined to giant a stay in the company’s appeal from the report. The price fixed for the plant by the commissioners is $103,298, which is regarded by the company as inadequate. The company obtained the franchise from the village several years ago, with the understanding that the village could acquire the plant at any time it desired to do so; but, when the village undertook to buy the property, it was met by stubborn opposition. The commission repotted on September l, and tbe village immediately took forcible possession of the plant and placed the purchase money at the disposal of the company. Since taking possession it has become necessary to keep an armed guard around the reservoirs and pumping station.