The P. P. & B Wins
The case of the Sussex Railroad Company against the
Pennsylvania, Poughkeepsie and Boston Railroad Company was before Chancellor
Mc Gill in Jersey City on Monday. The suit was brought to prevent the
Poughkeepsie road from crossing the tracks of the Sussex at Augusta.
Flavel McGee, representing the Sussex Company, applied for the injunction,
which was not only to prevent the Poughkeepsie road from crossing the
Sussex track, but to restrain the Commissioners appointed by Justice
Van Sickle from condemning the right of way. Counselor McGill told the
Chancellor the line of proposed crossing was within about thirsty feet
of the Augusta station, and that by reason of a county road crossing
on the other side of the station it would be impossible to stop a train
at the station without having it either on the new crossing or on the
county road crossing.
Ex-Gov. Abbett, Judge L.J. Martin and Jas. F. Conkling
represented the P. P. & B. They claimed that the Sussex Company's
station was only a temporary shed, and that no agent was employed there.
Chancellor McGill refused to grant the injunction,
and said that the Commission-appointed to condemn the right of way could
proceed and make their report.