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The day book. (Chicago, Ill.) 1911-1917, September 26, 1914, LAST EDITION, Image 4

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wickedly and maliciously debauched
and carnally knew the said Amy Ir
win Adams, and also during the four
years last past the defendant on
divers occasions at the home of the
plaintiff on Deerpath avenue in Lake
Forest without lheknowledge or
consent of the plaintiff, wrongfully,
wickedly and maliciously debauched
and carnally knew the said Amy Ir
win Adams and the plaintiff avers
that on divers occasions during each
of the years 1910, 1911. 1912 and
1913 in the sleeping chamber occu
pied by the said Amy Irwin Adams
at the home of the plaintiff in Lake
Forest, the said defendant, Robert F.
McCormick, wrongfully, wilfully and
maliciously debauched and carnally
knew the said Amy Irwin Adams. . .
"And to-wit during the fall of the
year 1913, the said defendant, Rob
ert R. McCormick, 'induced the said
Amy Irwin Adams, who was then the
wife of the plaintiff, to separate from
and abandon the plaintiff and advised
her and connived and conspired with
others to cause her to make false and
fictitious charges against the plain
tiff and to cause Amy Irwin Adams to
bring suit for divorce against the
plaintiff in the Superior Court of
Cook county upon said false and fic
titious charges, and the plaintiff avers
that then and during all the said time
he did not know of the actings and
doings of the said defendant, Robert
R. McCormick, in and about alienat
ing the affections of the said Amy
Irwin Adams from the plaintiff, and
he did not know of the debauchery of
the said Amy Irwin Adams by the de
fendant, and the defendant while
knowing the premises and well know
ing that the charges against the
plaintiff in the said divorce suit
brought by Amy Irwin Adams were
false, and also fully knowing by rea
son of his, the defendant, Robert R.
McCormick's conduct toward Amy
Irwin Adams, and by reason of his
carnal knowledge of her, the plaintiff
was possessed of a full and complete
defense to the charges made against I
this plaintiff in the divorce suit,
whether said charges were true or
false, sought to induce this plaintiff
to make no defense in the divorce
suit and by reason of the premises
this plaintiff not then knowing of the
perfidy of the defendant and of his
constant and long continued inter
course with the said Amy Irwin
Adams, ignored and did not contest
the suit, and Amy Irwin Adams on
March 6, 1914, obtained a decree of
divorce upon false and fictitious
grounds.
"The plaintiff avers that by reason
of the premises, the affections of
Amy Irwin Adams for the plaintiff
were alienated and destroyed, and
also by reason of the premises the
plaintiff's home was broken up and
he has wholly lost and been deprived
of the society and assistance of Amy
Irwin Adams in his domestic affairs,
which the plaintiff ought to have had
and otherwise might have had, and
also by reason of the premises the
plaintiff's health has been injured and
impaired and he has suffered great
pain both in body and in mind."
"I would rather not talk about the
case right now," said S. E. Thomas
son, attorney for McCormick. "When
the case comes to trial, however, we
will show that such charges against
Mr. McCormick are absolutely false."
The other side of this story of high
life in Chicago's most exclusive so
ciety circles appeared in the divorce
proceedings, when Mrs. Adams tes
tified before Judge Denis B. Sullivan
as follows:
Q When were you married? A
April 15, 1895.
Q Have you any children? A
No.
Q Do you ask alimony or solicit
or's fees? A I have means of sus
tenance aside from support of my
husband.
Q What were the habits of your
husband? A During the first ten or
twelve years of our married life he
always drank, but was not such a
hard drinker then. During the last
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