(765 ILCS 130/8) (from Ch. 54, par. 8)
    Sec. 8. When any of the above mentioned matters shall be submitted to fence viewers, each party shall choose one; and if either neglect, after eight days' notice in writing, to make such choice, the other party may select both. And for all purposes of notice under this act, it shall be sufficient to notify the tenant or person in possession of said adjoining premises, when the owner thereof is not a resident of the town in which such fences are situated.
(Source: R.S. 1874, p. 527.)