UNION CEMETERY SUED AGAIN.
State Seeks to Prevent Sale; County to Collect Taxes.
More legal history was added to the Union cemetery's sixty-year existence yesterday when two suits were filed in the district court as a direct result of the transfer of eighteen acres of the cemetery ground to the Evergreen Land Company on Wednesday. The transfer of the ground fronting Main and Twenty-seventh streets, which the holders expect to sell for commercial building sites.
Attorney General John T. Barker filed one suit yesterday asking that the transfer of the land be set aside. The defendants are the cemetery company, the land company, Jackson county and the owners of lots in the cemetery. Another request in the same suit was that the company be enjoined from selling any of the land.
The other suit was filed by John Q. Watkins, county collector, who asked for $9,639.85 as 1915 taxes on the part of the cemetery not used as burying ground. The contention of the county is that as the ground is being held for speculation it should yield tax revenue to the county.