1. The court or judge trying the cause may refer any questions of fact arising therein
to a master or commissioner for findings and determination, and the findings of such
master or commissioner shall be subject to review by such court or judge.
2. The court or judge before whom the cause is tried shall have full jurisdiction
over all questions that may be properly at issue upon the pleadings, including such
issues that may arise by reason of any conflict between the lots, blocks, streets,
alleys, highways, parks, cemeteries, schools and other public properties, or the lines
or corners thereof, as shown by the map or maps, or plat or plats, filed with the
complaint, and the rights or alleged rights of any one or more of the owners of any
of the property described in the complaint or embraced in the map or maps, or plat
3. In the event that it is necessary, for the purpose of fixing and establishing the
map or maps, or plat or plats, to devote any pieces or parcels of property owned by
any of the defendants within the city, subdivision or addition to public uses as streets
or alleys, it shall be proper for the court or judge to appoint three appraisers,
who shall appraise and assess the value of such property, and the court may condition
the approval of such map or plat on the payment or proper tender by plaintiff to such
party defendant of such assessed sum. Any two of such three appraisers shall be competent to act, and their appraisement
or assessment shall be subject to review by the court.
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