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    COM. OF PENNSYLVANIA v. STATE OF WEST VIRGINIA , 252 U.S. 563 (1920)

    U.S. Supreme Court

    COM. OF PENNSYLVANIA v. STATE OF WEST VIRGINIA , 252 U.S. 563 (1920)

    252 U.S. 563

    COMMONWEALTH OF PENNSYLVANIA
    v.
    STATE OF WEST VIRGINIA.

    STATE OF OHIO
    v.
    STATE OF WEST VIRGINIA.

    Nos. 23, 24.

    Supreme Court of the United States

    April 19, 1920

    Messrs. W. I. Schaffer, of Chester, Pa., and Leo Weil, of Cleveland, Ohio, for Commonwealth of Pennsylvania.

    Messrs. John G. Price and Freeman T. Eagleson, both of Columbus, Ohio, and R. G. Altizer, of Charleston, W. Va., for State of Ohio.

    PER CURIAM. [252 U.S. 563, 564]   On consideration of the respective motions of the complainants for the appointment of a special master and of the defendant for the appointment of a commissioner to take the testimony and report the same to the court and of the motions to consolidate the cases for the purpose of taking such testimony.

    It is now here ordered that the motions to consolidate the cases for the purpose of taking the proofs be, and the same are hereby granted.

    It is further ordered that Mr. Levi Cooke, of the District of Columbia, be, and he is hereby, appointed a commissioner to take and return the testimony in these causes, with the powers of a master in chancery, as provided in the rules of this court; but said commissioner shall not make any findings of fact or state any conclusions of law.

    It is further ordered that the complainants shall take their evidence, at such place or places as they may indicate, between the 1st day of May, 1920, and the 1st day of October, 1920, upon giving 10 days' notice of the time and place of taking such evidence to the counsel for the defendant; that the defendant may take evidence, at such place or places as it may indicate, between the 1st day of October, 1920, and the 1st day of March, 1921, upon giving 10 days' notice of the time and place of taking such evidence to the counsel for the complainants; that the complainants shall take their evidence in rebuttal between the 1st day of March, 1921, and the 1st day of April, 1921, at such place or places as they may indicate, upon giving 10 days' notice to counsel for defendant, and the defendant shall then conclude the taking of its evidence in surrebuttal on or before the 1st day of May, 1921, upon giving 10 days' notice of the time and place of taking such evidence to the counsel for complainants: Provided, however, that if complainants shall conclude the taking of their evidence in chief before [252 U.S. 563, 565]   the 1st day of October, 1920, and shall give notice thereof, the time for the taking of evidence in chief on the part of defendant shall begin to run 15 days after the giving of said notice by the complainants; and if the defendant shall conclude the taking of its evidence before the 1st day of March, 1921, and shall give notice thereof, the 31 days' time for the taking of evidence in rebuttal on behalf of the complainants shall begin to run 15 days after the giving of said notice by the defendant, and the 30 days' time for the taking of evidence on behalf of defendant in surrebuttal shall begin to run from the termination of said 30 days allowed for the taking of the evidence in rebuttal by the complainants; but nothing in this proviso contained shall operate or be construed to postpone the ultimate dates for the commencement of the time for the taking of the defendant's evidence in chief, the complainants' evidence in rebuttal and the defendant's evidence in surrebuttal, respectively, first above specified.

    It is further ordered that the said complainants and the defendant, respectively, shall make such deposits with the clerk of this court for fees, costs, and expenses of the said clerk and of the said commissioner as they may from time to time be requested by said clerk.

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