7-708. Summons. The clerk must issue a summons, which must contain the names of the parties, a general description of the whole property, a statement of the public use for which it is sought, and a reference to the complaint for descriptions of the respective parcels, and a notice to the defendants to appear and show cause why the property described should not be condemned as prayed for in the complaint. In all other particulars it must be in the form of a summons in civil actions, and must be served in like manner.
[(7-708) C.C.P. 1881, sec. 858; R.S., R.C., & C.L., sec. 5217; C.S., sec. 7411; I.C.A., sec. 13-708.]